*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Oskar used to be Marco’s best friend. His everything. His sunshine yellow.
But that was before. Before Marco stopped being a hot jock. Before he learned to live with scars and pain. And before Oskar tore their friendship apart.
Now the boy next door has returned home, determined to rekindle his friendship with Marco, and Marco’s more afraid than ever. Afraid of getting hurt. Afraid of being humiliated.
Afraid of falling in love.
Can Oskar find a way through Marco’s fear, back into his heart?
“True Colors” is an enemies to lovers, boy next door, first time, slow burn M/M romance with a generous helping of UST. This no-cliffhanger, HEA book can be read as a standalone
I’ve read Leo loves Aries by the author and was flashed and with True Colors it wasn’t different.
What’s different is the theme, the tempo as well as the topic. Where Leo loves Aries is sweet, slowburning this book is a story where former friends become “enemies” (it has a reason I write it in quotation marks).
I really was captured by the way how the story was displayed. We get right into the story, right from the start you understand that something terrible happened to Marco.
You understand for a short time not the grief of Marco, you have too many details left out but you are aware of other things and so – piece by piece – you get the whole picture.
It realy hit you hard, to be honest, because it is – at least for me – understandable why Marco is rejecting Oscar.
The tension is still there, Oscar is trying to connect with his old friend, but Marco has a lot – maybe too much – on his shoulders.
I really loved how we got the insight of Marco, we see as a reader how he suffers, how he is torn. And the ending is so sweet you are so happy.
It is hard to go the path with Marco but when other things are settled there is the other side displayed, too, the side by Oscar.
I can only give this book also 5 out of 5 stars for its slow burning, former friends turn to enemies and reunited later story.