A Stella Review: Living on the Inside by Londra Laine


RATING 3,5 out of 5 stars

Micah Grayson lives in his baby mama’s guesthouse. It’s unconventional and awkward, but he’s happy for a chance to reconnect with his teenage son. He doesn’t have time for other distractions—no matter how sexy, independent, and compassionate that distraction might be. Besides, he’s not good enough for more than a fling—no one would ever take him home to meet their parents.

Adrien Darling has book smarts, but no street savvy—at least that’s what his family says. And after a heart-breaking betrayal by the man meant to love and protect him, Adrien believes them. But then a gorgeous guy with a defeated look in his eyes walks into Adrien’s coffee shop and makes him want to take a chance.

After years of living on the outside as two misfits looking in, both men are afraid to reach for more. But in each other’s arms, Micah and Adrien find out what it’s like to live on the inside. As their tender bond grows and blossoms, old insecurities bubble to the surface. Will their commitment crumble under the pressure? Or will the two find the strength to fight for each other.

***Please be aware that this book contains a flashback of and several references to domestic abuse that may be triggering to some readers.***

This is the first book I read by Londra Laine. I have to say I particularly liked the writing style, I found it really easy to read, quick, no once I had to come back and reread a sentence. For my still WIP English, this fluency was a huge bonus.

I appreciated  the MCs took their time to know each otehr, they became friends first, although the strong attraction, Adrien and Micah waited to act on it. Cause their pasts were too bulky to be easily ignored. But the connection between them was real and clear, it was in their eyes, words and touches from the first time they met. I felt their feelings and I saw the hurts in their souls.

I loved all the secondary characters, they were well defined as the MCs, each of them was neat and passionate. Especially their families were supportive and protective, caring and hospitable.

The only reason why I didn’t give the book an higher rating was due to the last part, I think it could have been avoided and something more special and different could have been created. It was really too boring and already seen to break the MCs relationship in nothing. 

Still Living on the Inside was a lovely surprise and I will definitely read more by this author.

The cover art by Resplendent Media is very well done and most of all fitting, I like it a lot.

Sales Links:   Amazon


Kindle Edition, 1st edition

Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Independent


Edition Language English

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