Start your journey through the new techie/geeky gay romance series by Alina Popescu—Famous on the Internet—with the first book, Br0th3rly.
Author: Alina Popescu
Series: Famous on the Internet, Book One
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, M/M Romance
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan’s mission in life.To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren’t really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn’t enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back.When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he’s got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan’s rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn’t stand back and watch him leave.Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.
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Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Br0th3rly is a blog written by an adoring younger brother who talks about his love for the man he grew up knowing as his older brother. Before you get twisted thoughts, bear in mind this is not an incestuous romance between blood brothers. This is not taboo twincest either.
This is the story of two unrelated by any blood or gene men who fell in love but did nothing about it for fear of rejection and getting ostracized by society. They are two men who loved but did nothing to act on the love for fear. One brother, Tristan, bares his mind and soul anonymously in a blog. Although the comments section is always disabled, he is a minion of followers who reblog and share whatever posts he writes at 3 or so in the morning. This anonymity, this mystery of a writer, it caught the imagination of said minions to the effect Br0th3rly is very famous on the Internet.
Does Trevor know what Tristan is doing? No. As this is the first book, you readers will realize this is going to be an ongoing story of Trevor's and Tristan's relationship and how it will get affected by Br0th3rly.
This is a very fast read and at more or less ninety pages, seems too short. The feelings Tristan has for Trevor are laid bare but Trevor is oblivious. We the readers become the minions who follow Br0th3rly's posts. We are curious what he has to say next and being unable to post the comments because it's disabled makes it a bit frustrating.
Alina Popescu is on to something here and this has gotten my curiosity meter pinging. Looking forward to when Trevor discovers how Br0th3rly is going to affect his life.
Note: eARC provided for by publisher for an honest review.
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About the author
Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.
Site & Blog: http://alina-popescu.com