Cameron Wants To Be A Hero
By Anyta Sunday
Love, Austen (Book 2)
Lake: Did you get his number this time?
Cameron: Yes. But I’m not sure I should use it so soon.
Lake: What’s soon? Didn’t you last see him yesterday?
Cameron: I thought you’re meant to wait three days? Otherwise it looks desperate.
Lake: You are desperate.
Lake: From everything you’ve told me, sounds like this could be something.
Cameron: You think?
Lake: Message him. Keep it sexy.
When it comes to romance books, Cameron Morland can always read between the lines. When it comes to real romance, he may need a dictionary.
It’s Northanger Abbey, complete with a neo-gothic mansion and charming misunderstandings. But contemporary. And gay.
Henry drew nearer. Cameron drew away.
“I’ll pull off the mask of any costume that disturbs you. We can enter through the side door and avoid the horror hallway.”
“Staged horror doesn’t bother me.”
“What does, then?”
“The rest of it.”
“Like scaring you off with my overactive imagination.”
Henry paused. “I have a rampant one myself.”
“Have you ever scared yourself with it?”
“I’ll tell you all about it if you join me tonight.”
“In that case, let me get a little nearer?”
Henry moved until he stood on Cameron’s side of the island.
“How about a game, Cameron? You win, I’ll leave you alone. I win, I get to sweep you off your feet.”
A nervous thrill punched Cameron’s lower stomach. “I suspect you don’t play fair.”
A devious grin.
“I choose the game.” Cameron flustered. “An Austen quote-off.”
Henry patted his elbow patches. “This is what I earned my degree in English literature for. Commence.”
“‘It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.’”
“Sense and Sensibility. ‘Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.’”
“Pride and Prejudice. ‘There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.’”
“Emma.” Henry took a step forward, mischief in his eye. “‘The distance is nothing when one has motive.’”
Cameron gulped. “Again, Pride and Prejudice. ‘The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.’”
“A fact I entirely agree with. Northanger Abbey—probably my favorite.”
“All her potential thrives in its pages, yet she doesn’t quite unleash it. I love the book for what it helped her write later. As a teacher, I have a soft spot for growth.” Henry stepped toward him and Cameron gripped the kitchen island. “‘Give him a book, and he will read all day long.’”
“Persuasion. My favorite.”
Gravity see-sawed through Cameron as Henry grabbed him and threw him over his shoulder.
Cameron laugh-cried. “Cheater. Put me down. ‘Nothing ever fatigues me than doing what I do not like.’”
“Mansfield Park, and you don’t sound fatigued. Where’s your bedroom?”
Bedroom? “What will you do with me?”
Henry patted the back of his thighs. “Undress you, of course.”
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I enjoyed the second book in the Jane Austen retellings, although I haven’t read the originals.
Henry and Cameron were great together and loved the development of their friendship. I wish Cameron was strong enough to say no. I hated John and Isabella and wish Cameron didn’t put up with them.
Also felt the ending was very rushed and open. It’s is a happy one though. And I also really like the illustrations throughout.
Overall it was good but not as much as the first one.
*ARC provided by the author via Gay Romance Review Tours in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
About the Author:
I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of emotion, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.
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Cover Illustrator: Lauren Dombrowski
Lauren Dombrowski is a comic artist and illustrator based in the Chicago area. Previous publications of their work include co-written comics in Tabula Idem: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology published by Fortuna Media, Dates! An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction (Volume 3) published by Margins Publishing, internal illustrations in Conventionally Yours, published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, and an internal illustration in Say You’ll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox.