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Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow, David Romanov

Strong Enough Book Cover Strong Enough
Melanie Harlow, David Romanov
Fiction, M/M Romance
June 19th 2017


From USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov, comes an all new sexy and emotional MM standalone romance.

I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe.

I wasn’t looking for anybody. All I wanted was to start a new life in America. But when I found myself stranded here with no place to go, he came to my rescue, offering me a place to stay.

He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real there.

But he does.

He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing.

He’s lying. Because it happened again, and again, and again. And it’s better every time.

I know we could be good together, and I want the chance to try, but I’m done hiding. If he’s not strong enough to admit the truth, I’ll have to be strong enough to walk away.

Maria’s Review

➦Loved it!

➦I have to say that I normally try to avoid any books that have Russian characters in it. Usually I just end up rolling my eyes so hard at the use of Russian words, etc. Once I’ve listened to a guy in an audiobook call his girl a little bear instead of a little mouse for hours…

➦And, as much as I’ve been trying to imagine that cute one in the gif above, somehow my brain kept sending me images of this instead:

➦Anywhooooo. This book has an adorable Russian guy who makes syrniki (russian pancake thingies) and talks about Russian superstitions, and, well, he sort of reminded me of myself, or of my own upbringing, to be exact. And, naturally, because I really really really LOVE myself, I loved his character too.

➦Speaking of pancakes, I have no idea how he managed to make them so fast, dude has skills. Me making pancakes:

➦Me after eating pancakes:

➦And that’s why I don’t eat pancakes. lol

➦But I digress. So, this guy, Maxim is his name, comes to the US to chase his dreams and ends up at a bar where he gets robbed. What do you do when you have no money and nowhere to go? You rely on the kindness of strangers. Long story short, a good looking gentleman offers Maxim a roof over his head for a couple of days.

➦There’s an immediate attraction between Maxim and Derek. There’s only one problem, though. Derek is straight. Or so he thinks and so he wishes to be in public.

➦If you like roommate tropes with likable characters then do give this one a shot. I’m a sucker for GFY and this book is hot! It’s a bit angsty towards the end but also completely stinkin’-I-bawled-my-eyes-out-cuz-I-was-so-happy cute during the epilogue.


About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow writes sexy, emotional romance about strong, stubborn characters who can’t help falling in love. She’s addicted to bacon, gin martinis, and summer reading on the screened-in porch. If she’s not buried in a book or binging on Netflix, you might find her running, putting a bun in someone’s hair, or driving to and from the dance studio. She lives outside Detroit with her husband and two daughters.

Melanie is the USA Today bestselling author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, MAN CANDY, AFTER WE FALL, IF YOU WERE MINE, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s.

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About David Romanov

For David Romanov, STRONG ENOUGH is to a great extent autobiographical. Born in Russia and raised in Europe, he landed in the United States at the age of 24, where he learned a lot about cultural differences between East and West. David firmly believes in ‘The One’ and learning through love. When he isn’t traveling or educating Melanie in Russian culture, he enjoys books and the company of his husband and dog in Los Angeles.

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