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Please Fall for Me


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Sweet M/M new adult romance between two members of a band that is set in NYC

I really appreciate it when an author creates a world in a series where, over the course of multiple novels, multiple characters' stories are told. The common thread between the books in this series is the band: Brotherhood. I love reading multiple stories and multiple narratives in a linear timeline throughout the series. I also really love reading the dueling POVs between Lei and Felix in this book.

Much like book one of the series, Please Fall for Me features two main characters with very compelling backstories that will pull you in emotionally. Both Lei and Felix have complex personal lives apart from each other before they meet. I love all the little details about each of their pasts and personalities. There are many rare small glimpses into the personal lives of the characters that one would miss in real life but the author is able to highlight. These subtle insights through setting, dialogue, and actions reel you in as a reader as if you’ve been invited to watch something private and amazing going on between and within Lei and Felix.

Each scene is carefully crafted using all the senses so much so that I felt fully immersed as I read. The details about music, musicianship, and addiction felt so real to me. I empathized and rallied behind the characters.

The relationship - friends to lovers - was very touching. Brotherhood and its members are so wholesome and loving to each other. I absolutely loved every interaction between roommates and band members Rob and Lei.

I often forgot that Lei was also a student in college while everything else is going on as there aren't as many details or day-to-day insights into his time in classes or as a student.

Overall this book features beautiful writing and beautiful storytelling. If you're a fan of wholesome and sweet romances, you will love this book. I can't wait to read the next book in this series or any other book by M.W. McKinley.

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About the author

Even though M.W. McKinley hails from a small town in South Georgia, she's a city girl at heart. She currently lives in Atlanta with her high-school sweetheart and two kids. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, listening to live music, and sipping bourbon. view profile

Published on December 03, 2021

70000 words

Genre: Young Adult

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