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Jake Hansen has been crushing on Gabe Byrne for half his life but since Gabe is a straight self proclaimed commitment phobe who moved away years ago to join the Marines that crush is strictly a fantasy best enjoyed in private And even when Gabe starts to flirt with him like crazy Jake still knows better than to think it means anythingBecause falling in love with your straight bestie? Not just a cliche but a guaranteed recipe for disasterright?Growing up Gabe never saw Little Jakey as anything than the kid who always liked to tag along after him and his brothers but somehow being friends with Jake has become the best part of his day And after a seven month deployment? Seeing Jake is the one thing he's looking forward to the mostHe just didn't expect that hanging out in person again would be so confusing or keep blurring the lines about just how straight he is or keep making him want things that he never thought he wouldThings that seem a lot like forever Ready For Love is a gay romance novel of approximately 79000 words that contains a hot Marine who spends a good portion of the book in denial a perky flight attendant who keeps saying yes zoo animals in compromising positions a variety of home decor issues and a sweet and very public happily ever after ending worthy of true romantics Every Stella Starling romance can be read as a standalone and takes place in the same interconnected contemporary world Ready For Love is the first book in the Semper Fi series which is a spin off from At Last The Beloved Series


10 thoughts on “Ready For Love Semper Fi The Forever Faithful #1

  1. says:

    425If you prefer gritty stories with angst and true life drama this book is not for you If on the other hand you read fiction to escape and crave the occasional book euivalent of a giant chocolate chip cookie—sweet delicious guilt free—you will devour Ready For LoveI read and enjoyed Stella Starling's Beloved series but would have preferred the fluff without the mysterystalker plotline I got my wish with Ready For Love This book is all about the relationship sexual tension galore opposites attract one toppy Marine one cute as hell flight attendant and a HEA for milesGabe and Jake made an appearance in Be Loved Brandon and Shane's story and I just knew the definitely NOT gay Marine would fall for charming Little Jakey who's not so little any When the book begins the MCs are already close friends Gabe was deployed for months; he and Jake texted andor Skyped every day But one night of dancing creates sparks Gabe isn't ready for He doesn't want to mess up the friendship but he can't stop thinking about Jake's butt What's a man to do? I liked that Gabe didn't get all broody about his bisexuality; initially he's vaguely embarrassed of being seen holding hands with a man but he than makes that up to Jake with a very public um homecoming There is a strong sense of family in this story Jake is really close to his mom who's in remission following a battle with breast cancer and Gabe's family is super tightknit When Jake's usually energetic mom starts coming home from work early to take naps Jake worries the fatigue may be a bad sign and pushes her to see an oncologist But he doesn't want to bother Gabe with his concerns; after all Gabe likes the fun carefree Jake Gabe however is than ready to step up and be the boyfriend Jake deserves This is such a romantic story but it's also ridiculously sexy Two words WALL SEX Bam mic dropReady For Love is pure feel good GOLD I couldn't stop smiling Gah hugs Kindle Book 2 can't come soon enough I would love Zach and Blair's story; they'd be even better together


  2. says:

    I loved this oneThis was just the uncomplicated sweetness I needed and it hit all the right spots This is absolutely my favorite read by this author so far and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series A flight attendant and a Marine Who knew such an odd pairing would make for such a hot read Friends to lovers is one my favorite tropes and I got a big dose of it in this one They are uite adorable in their back and forth chatter and the little flirting they do Once they came together on page I just knew this was going to be a delicious book that I would eat right up And I did in one setting Gabe was such a doll He was such a happy character No broody marine here Nope He was funny and carefree and he absolutely adored Jake or Little Jakey as Gabe like to refer to him He also nicknamed him Petal which I thought was adorable I liked that when he realizes his feelings he didn't shy away from them No uite the opposite He actually made it a mission to track Jake down and claim him Jake has crushed on Gabe since they were kids and has dreamed of Gabe being his So when offered the friends with benefits option he jumps on it He can't believe he's finally getting what he wanted even if it's not completely the relationship with Gabe he had in mind During the time of Gabe and Jake trying to find their feet in their new found relationship Jake is going through a lot with his mom I loved their relationship and how close they were to each other It broke my heart seeing them both struggling with what was going on with his mom I was so relieved when Jake finally gave in and let Gabe know everything They were so good together and the chemistry was off the charts with these guys I loved how Gabe treated Jake and how possessive and protective he was They were complete opposites and that just made them work even If your looking for a sweet carefree book that will make you smile and laugh throughout this book is for youHappy reading dolls xx


  3. says:

    35 starsThe book is a cute low angst sweet as sin romance story with loveable MCs who are just so adorkable and a nice enough storylineThe book started and ended on a great note no doubt But it's the middle that has made me give it the rating that I have The middle dragged for me a bit And I say this because even though I had a very hectic schedule I've been known to keep my sleep time at bay just to get further into a good story that I have sunk my teeth and claws into but this one didn't make me fight my body's needs to get to know the characters just that much Rather I found myself easily succumbing to the need to rest and leave the book for the next day And this is one of the factors which tell me how much I enjoyed a bookSo even though Gabe and Jakey were cute individuals and adorable as a couple even though I liked the story well enough in general I didn't find anything to grab my attention tenaciously and not let goBut the ending surprise did remind me of the dragon shifters series by the author's another pen name that I had read the first part of and enjoyed a lot so now I'll switch to that series rather than go to know about this Byrne family


  4. says:

    I absolutely adored this book I actually smiled from beginning to end I haven't read the other series by this author but after reading this one I will definitely be checking it out  This book just made me all kinds of happy and for that alone it deserves 5 stars Gabe and Jake have known each other since they were young Nowthat they both grown up they are still good friends Jake is an out and proud flight attendent Gabe is a straight marine with commitment issues who has been deployed for the last 7 months The two of them have been keeping in contact through text messagesAfter returning home from deployment he surpises his Jakey by picking him up at the airport Now these two have apparently always been flirting back and forth for shits and giggles but for Jakehis flirtations come pretty close to the truth He has been harboring a major crush on his straight friend for a long long time Gabe is pretty much cluelessThat is until one night on the town changes everything for Gabe He is starting to get aware that his feelings for Jake have changedinto something much than friendship He realizes that he is lusting after his best friendNow what to do Well that's uite simple Why not turn the friendship into a friendship with benefits Jake has some doubt because he knows that Gabe is not offering him a real relationship He knows exactly how Gabe feels about thosebut how can he say no when what Gabe is offering him is one of his dirty dreams come true He will just have to try and protect his heartThese two couldn't have been opposite which made their interactionsbanter pretty funny This story is sweet romantic funny and sexy as hell What does one need This review has been posted on Dirty Books Obsession


  5. says:

    How sweet was that? Like everyone else I pretty much had a smile on my face for the whole book I was going to round it up a bit but honestly I didn't care for the names Jakey and Petal Still a really sweet feel good low angst readwith some good steam and likable characters all around That epilogue though SWOON


  6. says:

    I'm gonna be honest here This book felt like a saccharine filled cliche of MM romance What cishet women who are so totally allies think of when they shout their love is love motto No second thought to what they're representing by these charactersor the bi erasureTo be completely bluntthis book felt like a total stereotype written by women for women and cashing in on the MM genre Jake felt like a total one dimensional gay cliche And Gabewell Gabe used every opportunity to say that he's definitely not GAY Nope But he has no problem with ithell his brother is gay and the family is gearing up for the big gay wedding And he's watched gay porn And he's found men attractive While I appreciate that he wasn't some broody homophobic Marineevery one of these sentences that fell out of his mouth made me cringe You're going to look so gayHe looked sort ofsexy In you know a gay way If Jake was going to get his gay on he could definitely do betterWhat had Jake given him? Some kind of gay Viagra?Was that a gay thing?he'd sorta avoided all the gayest parts of gay sex because well he wasn't gay And many And now of course lets discuss the bi erasure Zach Gabe's friend who is bisexual easily talks about loving women and men and throughout the course of the book actually talks about an ex boyfriend ex girlfriend goes on a date with a woman and goes on a date with a manbut is the word bisexual mentioned in this book? YesONCE And here's the uote from Gabe No I don't want to talk about it I'm good with the gay Or maybe uh the bi like you always say I mean Jesus Zach it's not like I don't still think girls are hot I just don'tyou know I don't actually want to fuck any of them right now At one point Gabe asks Zach if he's given up on his gay when he says he's met a woman HE'S NOT GAYHE'S BISEXUAL Not to mention SO IS GABE I think it's pretty clear that I won't be reading any Stella Starling books in the future or anything from either of the authors who make up the Stella Starling pen name Aubrey Cullens someone who looks to have the first name Peyton this information is based on the acknowledgements in the book


  7. says:

    I really recommend reading the afterword to this story It's super sweet and EXACTLY my kind of thing Also it explains uite a lot I didn't know Stella Starling is a pen name for a collaboration of authors who have released books before but this specific book was only written by one of them and therefore this one uote   has a bit of a sappy flavor than the other booksI found that hilarious because OMG yes this story is sweet No doubt about it And while I am rather a fan of darker romances I totally lost myself in this story and these charactersJake Hansen is a flirty and slightly flamboyant flight attendant who has a pretty close relationship with his mom His best friend and secret childhood crush is Gabriel Byrne a Marine who spent 7 months in a war zone and just got back to San Diego The two have been chatting almost daily and while Jake never told Gabe that he would love to literally climb him like a tree Gabe is a straight commitment phobe  who never wants to settle downAnd while I admit the whole thing has a bit of a fairy tale uality when Gabe and Jake meet again as friends sparks fly and Gabe has this crazy idea yeah it's THAT trope again eyeroll that since Jake is a horny gay guy and Gabe has had weird feelings while dancing closely with Jake in a gay night club don't ask they should take the friends relationship to a friends with benefit one and have lots of sex while never settling downShockingly and totally unexpected right? love gets in the way of their perfect agreementI never seem to get enough of the straight guy experimenting with a gay guy trope While I do find it painful to see a straight guy using his gay best friend for sex and the gay guy being too afraid to talk about feelings with his long time crush for some reason these characters made it workI was a bit surprised and impressed that Gabe didn't need a life changing event to realize that yes he too had feelings for Jake He gradually evolved into it and accepted it like the soldier he isI liked that about himYes it was super romanticYes it was incredibly sweetYes the sex was while hot totally overdone and at times their orgasms were like brain frying strokes than anything we usually seeStill I totally adored this story It had lighthearted flirtiness heavy themes Jake's mom's story and uite a bit of depth that I didn't expect from this bookAll in all I can totally recommend this as a summer romance without too much angst and without the usual painful misunderstandingsDon't we all want a Gabe for ourselves??5 stars


  8. says:

    I loved Loooooved this book I was smiling from the beginning to endThis was a sweet cute story between a flight attendant Jake and a not so straight marine Gabe Jake petal and Gabe were so good together the chemistry was off the charts When Gabe found out he liked Jake than a friend he did not hesitate or deny it he just went for it and i loved that “You’re my favorite person in the world you know? And I wasn’t sure how to fix it until I saw you today but then I realized—” Jake’s heart uit somersaulting and went back to pounding again He was Gabe’s favorite person? In the world?and the epilogue was so sugary rainbows and candy The Kiss Awww Swoon If you are looking for a Cute very little angst story then this is for you


  9. says:

    Exaggerated sigh I don't know man Maybe it's just me but I thought that it was corny Gabe and Jake were cute but Gabe was silly He called Jake petals That got on my nerves so much Jakey was fine but petals was too much for me The most important thing for me though is that I didn't connect with either of them


  10. says:

    Gabe is kind of dense I wavered between finding him endearing to being cross with him Everything just took a while to process and he had a tendency to be contrary for no reason But then he does this magical thing where he bulldozes through the resistance and without any ualms he accepts his mission and progresses straight into action Yeah it takes him awhile to progress from I'm straight to I'm not gay but let's be friends with benefits to all the gooey and lovey stuff that makes it all worth it Despite all his resistance to this new found sexuality uncharted emotional territory he's actually uite sweet and charming with Jake From the very beginning there is this playful flirtatious platonic relationship that is just rampant with UST and the progression to something is incredibly sweet and doesn't lack romantic moments Even with his commitment phobia he's very demonstrative with Jake and it's uite apparent that he cherishes him Gabe wasn’t uite sure when it had happened but somehow the moments he spent with Jake—virtual or otherwise—had become what Gabe looked forward to most every day Jake had become the one who Gabe saved up his stories to share with the one he thought of telling first whenever something funny happened the one who made the shitty moments seem less soI really liked Jake and yeah he was a cliche in love with his straight best friend But there was something fresh about the way he goes about it Not necessarily hiding his attraction or his jealousy Playful flirtatious even with that pang of want in his chest No drama or ultimatums but not necessarily hiding dissatisfaction either His character was cautious genuine and patient but not a doormat Perfectly adult and balanced I really only have one complaint and that's the nickname Gabe bestows on Jake 'petal' It was seriously difficult to ignore it and on than one occasion it kind of ruined the very hot sex scenes Which just sucked I started substituting it in my mind but still hard to ignore and it took away from the story Kind of crazy that one word took some of the shine away but it did hence me removing a star Other than that one niggle 'Ready for Love' is uite lovely Highly recommend to anyone in the mood for friend to lover low angst feel good read with the most gush worthy HEA