This is not your average love story. Ben Easton is not your average romantic hero. He’s a tattooed, badass, wannabe rock star, working in a perfectly horrible dive bar in Camden Town. His life is good, and he’s totally unprepared for how one man will turn it upside down. Stan isn’t your average heroine. As a gender-fluid man, he proudly wears his blond hair long, his heels sky-high, and his makeup perfectly executed. A fashion industry prodigy, Stan is in London after stints working in Italy and New York City, and he quickly falls for Ben’s devil-may-care attitude and the warm, soft heart Ben hides behind it. Beneath the perfect, elegant exterior, Stan has plenty of scars from teenage battles with anorexia. And it only takes the slightest slip for his demons to rush back in while Ben is away touring with his band. With the band on the brink of a breakthrough, Ben is forced to find a way to balance the opportunity of a lifetime with caring for his beautiful boyfriend.
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Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Stan moves to London, via Milan, for work and fins himself propped up on musician Ben's bar. Russian born, Stan is..just Stan. Some days, HE is himself and some days SHE is herself. Ben just sees Stan, regardless of which way Stan wants to be that day. When Ben leaves town to tour, Stan falls apart. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I didn't hate, but I'm not sure I even liked it. BUT! I did finish it, and that fact, coupled with the fact its written from both Stan AND Ben's point of view is the only reason I gave it the three stars. Don't get me wrong. Its a very well written story, with no spelling or editing errors I spotted. It's just something didn't quite work for me, and I don't exactly know why. OR that's what I WROTE when I wrote this review. But now I'm typing it up, I **think** I know what didn't work. Its the cross dressing element. I read another book by an author I love with a main who cross dressed and I didn't much like that one either. At least, that's what comes to me, now I'm typing. Stan is a complex character and I felt we didn't get enough of Stan. I needed to know what Stan was thinking while Ben was away, and what Stan was thinking as Stan spiraled downwards. All in all, though, a good story. But some will hate me for saying, just not one for me. 3 stars ** same worded review will appear on Goodreads/Booklikes, DreamSpinner Press, Amazon.co.uk/.com, Kobo and Barnes and Noble**