Monday 23 April 2018

♂♂ As I Am ♂♂ Melissa Collins ♂♂ Blog Tour ♂♂

Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.

My life wasn't at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn't even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.

Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I'd decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.

This is the extended version of the short story which originally appeared in the Drunk in Love Anthology.

ARC received for an honest review

It has been a while since I have read an m/m story, and even longer since I have read a Melissa Collins, so As I Am was a great way to get back in the saddle.

As I Am had me hooked right from the start.  Endearing characters, beautiful, heartbreaking but hopeful story, I couldn't put this book down once I started.

At times. both Noah and Chase did annoy me, with their arguments (that seemed to be for argument's sake at times) and their lack of communication) however with this story it was easy for me to overcome that.  I think it was because I really did adore them both.

This pair definitely do deserve to find love after all they have been through, and as a reader, you just can't help but be a cheerleader for them to find it with each other.

There are some great secondary characters, like Chase's brother and (at times) Chase's best friend Gavin is great too.  But only sometimes lol.

Sweet, sexy, drama free story that I really did enjoy reading.