I couldn’t tell you when I fell in love with Gael Herrera, but I wish I knew how to make it stop.

Falling in love with a straight man is a rookie mistake. But falling in love with my soon-to-be-married-to-a-woman best friend is nothing but heartache.

Through all the years, and all the men I’ve fooled around with, he’s always been at the back of my mind. An unrequited crush I wish I could shake. A dream that was never going to come true.

When I whisk him off to a surprise bachelor party weekend in Vegas, I surrender to the idea that this is an opportunity for me to finally let go of my feelings for him and say goodbye.

But after a heated exchange and an even hotter kiss, everything I thought I knew about our friendship changed.

Maybe I had it wrong. Maybe, after all this time, we were more than best friends. Maybe, just maybe, he felt it too.


by marley valentine

Marley Valentine is a brilliantly poetic storyteller and her words speak to my soul each time I find myself wholeheartedly consumed by one of her epic tales. This story was an emotionally captivating and angsty as f*ck MM friends-to-lovers romance that left me aching all over! It only seems fitting that Ache would be the PERFECT title of this story because your body will ache all over as you inhale all the words of this beautifully breathtaking romance.

Gael and Jordan's journey to their happily ever after was not an easy one and there were definitely some unexpected twists and turns that had me shouting OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS! Their love story was raw and emotional and the author's storytelling gave me all the feels. Marley Valentine's words sure know how to pack a punch in a way that will leave you completely satisfied from beginning to end.

If you are a fan of MM romances, then you have to add Marley Valentine to your MUST READ LIST because she writes the best ones ever. I have freaking loved every single one of them so much and I have no doubt that you will as well!

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series: standalone
genres/tropes: mm, friends-to-lovers
release date: june 22, 2021