title: Say You’ll Be Nine
author: Lucy Lennox
release date: June 2, 2020
setting: Wyoming, Colorado, Los Angeles
publisher: independently published
genres: mm romance, adult contemporary romance
One dilapidated cabin in need of renovation.
Two stubborn men pretending to be a couple.
Three summer months to get the job done.
Four tangled legs in only one bed.
Five cameras catching it all for YouTube.
Six hundred thousand Instagram followers.
Seven nosy family members with Opinions.
Eight thousand reasons they should never fall in love.
Nine million reasons why they will.
Thank you so much to Lucy Lennox and Gay Romance Reviews for my digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I adored this book! Nine and Cooper were amaze-balls!
I love when you start a new book and not even a full chapter in you KNOW you are going to love it. This was slightly predictable, but in no way did that make it less enjoyable.
I loved the YouTube aspect and the how-to video angle. I loved Nine and his inability to handle the publicity of his own platform. How freaking adorable. Cooper was a bit of a firecracker with a lot of live to give.
The thing I liked the least was the fact that in order to get sponsorship, Nine had to pretend to be gay. I get that ultimately he found himself to be on the spectrum, but in my eyes, the lying about sexuality for the sake of a plot point was slightly unsettling. Even with that, I still LOVED this book.
This was truly a great romance about two people who disliked each other in the past, but end up working together for a common goal. The romance between Nine and Cooper starts off sooner than I had expected it would have. I love a great forced proximity trope, so I knew a connection would happen soon.