Release Blitz ~ Stealing Ronan by Isabel Lucero (Reviews)



STEALING RONAN (South River University #1)

Release Date: May 6

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Stealing Ronan wasn’t the plan. I’d never imagined I’d steal a boyfriend from my sister, but when I saw him strutting to my couch with his perfect body, gorgeous face, and that mouth—God, that mouth, it was like he was plucked from my wettest dreams and brought into my life just for me.

Lusting after a straight guy who’s dating my sister is a problem in itself, but the bigger problem comes when he’s invited on a family trip with us for Christmas. Just as I thought I was doing a pretty good job ignoring his soft lips and curious gazes, we’re hit with a furious blizzard, leaving me and Ronan locked up together. Alone.

We’re only snowed in for two days, but things heat up quickly, because it turns out I’m not the only one with a fascination.



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~ * ~ Amys Review ~ * ~

4.5 Stars

Isabel Lucero is a new-to-me author, but boy am I glad I discovered her. The blurb sold me on it, but the way the story flowed hooked me.

Zo (Renzo) was a great character—very charismatic, easy to be around, and easy to fall for. Ronan wasn’t so bad, himself. I liked how he didn’t take Dex’s (Renzo’s BFF) crap while they were playing pool. He gave as good as he got.

Being attracted to the guy your sister is talking to is not the ideal thing to happen, and when things started getting confusing it was bound to crash and burn…but an unexpected twist could change everything.

I really enjoyed the easy banter between the characters. You could tell Renzo’s group of friends had been friends a long time. The author did a great showing that by their interactions and conversations—not just by telling us. I appreciate that kind of thing.

This was a well-written story that drew me in. It was easy to lose track of time while reading this story. You won’t even notice. I know I didn’t. The characters were fantastic. They were captivating, multidimensional, and fun.

This is the first book in a series of four books. They’re already all out for preorder, on Amazon—blurb and all—so this won’t be a secret, but the next book is Vi’s story (Renzo’s sister). It’s the only book that doesn’t center on an MM pairing, but I fully intend on reading it. I’m already attached to both MCs. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***

~ * ~ Jos Review ~ * ~

4.5 Stars
I’m sometimes put off by the sister’s boyfriend trope, as it isn’t always done well. You either feel sorry for the sister or one of the MCs doesn’t come off well. Here, though, it’s handled in a way where it’s sympathetic to all. Renzo is attracted to the guy his sister is hanging out with, Ronan. It’s made clear though from the start, that she isn’t yet going out with him. Forced proximity leads to revelations and Ronan begins his journey to discovering who he is. There is chemistry between them and there’s a lot of heat. The author, however, allows the story to develop and we get to see both POVs. It isn’t alternate chapters either so there is more chance to develop each character yet. The POV changes when the story demands, which made the flow of the story more enjoyable. Both characters have issues to work through but it is done in a relatively light way. Ronan’s especially, is dealt with well, with a homophobic father to contend with.
The story is enjoyable, the couple is likable, sweet, and sexy together. I enjoyed the honesty these two have together, once they confront their attraction. There’s a nice pace to the story and I’d definitely recommend it, especially if you enjoy gay awakening and forced proximity stories. This book has a satisfying HEA.
The book is one of a series, although it’s not all mm. I believe the next book will deal with Renzo’s sister Vi and his best friend Dex’s story. Nice characters, I’m interested to see how that goes.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***


4.5 Stars!

This is my first book by Isabel Lucero and I can assure you it won’t be the last!

I loved Ronan and Renzo. I loved Vi, Renzo’s sister, and their parents. I really liked Renzo’s group of friends and can’t wait to get to know them better. I even liked Ronan’s mother, who came through for her son in the end. I didn’t like Kris or Ronan’s father, though.

This was a very charming, low-angst, steamy read. Ronan and Renzo were adorable and had tons of chemistry. Ms. Lucero resolved the main obstacle for them—Ronan being Vi’s boyfriend—in a way that was believable and that left the sibling’s relationship intact, for which I was really thankful since I really liked Vi. I also liked how Ronan being in the closet was handled, I usually lose patience when I come across this kind of character, but Ronan was too endearing to get annoyed at. LOL

While I don’t really read MF all that much any longer, I’ll be making an exception for Tasting Innocence. I’m definitely hooked on this series and Isabel Lucero’s writing now!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***


About the Author:

Isabel Lucero is a bestselling author, finding joy in giving readers books for every mood.

Born in a small town in New Mexico, Isabel was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. Her and her husband have three kids and two dogs together, and currently reside in Delaware. When Isabel isn’t on mommy duty or writing her next book, she can be found reading, or in the nearest Target buying things she doesn’t need.

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