Title: James Uncontrollable
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: Man Up 5
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: 9/30/2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 258
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
It’s time to travel with James and Malcolm through their twenty year history as they battle each other and struggle to hold on to a lifetime of secrets.
Never good enough.
Not the real son.
I will prove him wrong—prove everyone wrong.
I am someone.
I will succeed.
I don’t need my brother to help me.
I don’t need anyone.
My enemy holds my secret.
He teases me.
Follows me with his eyes.
Our hot, angry kisses keep me up at night.
I don’t want him.
I hate him.
But I can’t stop thinking about him.
That there’s more to him
I want to discover him.
The truth is unexpected.
My enemy might not only be my friend but the love I never thought to have.
Live, love, laugh.
Life is too short to worry when you don’t know how long you’ve got.
I want every day to be my best.
Like it’s my last.
My friends see what I let them.
Not the real me.
Only one man has ever crawled beneath my skin.
He drives me crazy.
Makes me wild.
Makes me care.
A night of bad decisions changes the course of my life.
Everything I’ve known no longer makes sense.
My enemy now stands by my side.
I’m no longer running.
I want to stay.
I want a future.
Hate has changed to something new and wonderful.
Since Felice started this series I have been wondering what happened between James and Malcolm and she gives us their story. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.
I knew their story was a good one but Felice blew me away.
Enemies to lovers is my favorite genre to read . Felice gave me everything I loved and more.
When Malcolm and James go from despising each other to loving each other it is epic. Their back-and-forth fighting will just be foreplay to them in the long run . Seeing James let go of all his hate in order to let Malcolm love him is breathtaking to read.
Mal is Rhoades best friend and he saw what having James brought into his life did to him. James is Rhoades half brother and when he showed up in his life his life was never the same.
Rhoades father has an affair with James’s mother and when she died she told him that he would take care of him. James goes to his father only to find that he doesn’t want him in his family. James grows up knowing that his brother doesn’t want him around either.
James does his best to show everyone he doesn’t care but deep down he wants someone to want him.
Malcolm wants to help James get past his family problems but he has no such luck. James knows that he is Rhoades best friend but was hoping he was his too. James realizes that he the only one who can take care of himself and does just that. He main objective is to show his father that he can make it on his own.
Through the years James has never had a relationship with is brother but that has changed and he wants Rhoades in his life but it is hard to get past the hurt. James has never opened up and let anyone in so he has been lonely his whole life. Mal tried to become his friend was he was younger but James just pushed him away.
James has open his clubs to help other gay boys find a safe place to thrive and James is like a big brother to them. He would do anything to help them but keeps himself closed off.
When Mal is in the picture their chemistry is off the charts but James won’t admit that it isn’t hate he fells for Mal. But boy of boy when James admits he feels something more for Mal and lets him in, you will cheer. Mal has his own issues to deal with about his health that he never told anyone. He doesn’t want people to feel sorry for pity for him so he lives life to the fullest. Once his feelings for James come to light, he opens up a whole new world for himself.
My favorite line from the story is:
“You want romance, Jamie? I’ll give it to you. What we have together was inevitable. Like the sun rising or the stars scattered in constellations high in the night sky. What I feel for you—the passion, the desire, the love—it’s uncontrollable. I’m uncontrollable whenever I’m around you.” He kissed me again, softer now, and murmured against my lips, “How was that?”
I am so sorry that this is the end of this series and I wish Felice would write about more of the men from Man up……