5 Star Review · Book Review · MM Romance




Ache is the exact perfect title for this book because that is what your heart will do for these two heroes. Here are the deets.

Ache is Marley Valentine’s newest M/M romance. The trope is unrequited love, in love with straight best friend, I’d even say possibly gay for you.

First impressions:
Jordan is the bestie in love with his seemingly straight friend Gael. Gael is engaged… to woman, who from what you can tell early is a good person.

I wanted to strangle these two in the beginning. I wanted to scream, OH MY GOD, GET IT TOGETHER! It’s frustrating in a way that you know that author wanted you to be frustrated. It’s that frustrating I love to hate because it makes the angst so good. It’s purposeful frustration.

Non spoiler-spoiler overall:
My goodness, I can’t tell you what I want to because it’s such a spoiler! Let me say there is a big something that happens that makes everything go backward. Not a horrible time warp flashback backward; you know me better than that by now, backward like a significant setback. There’s that angsty frustration again, but it’s so good. It’s like getting a tattoo. You know it’s going to hurt, but man, it hurts so good, and then when you are finished, there is a huge adrenaline rush.

I feel like this review probably made zero sense. Here’s the easy part. This book is fantastic, but you’re going to get mad, you’re going to want to throw some things, you will probably yell at your Kindle and have random people on vacation starring at you. Wait, maybe that was just me? Ache is schmexy, steamy, hot, angry, love, love, love.

From USA Today bestselling author Marley Valentine comes an all new emotional, friends-to lovers gay romance standalone.

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.

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Meet Marley

Living in Sydney, Australia with her family, Marley Valentine is a USA Today bestselling author and a former social worker who uses her past experiences to write real life, emotional and heartfelt contemporary romance.

She enjoys mixing it up with both M/F and M/M Romance incorporating all forms of life, lust and love as her characters embark on their journey to their happily ever after.

When she's not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors. 
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