Review, Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: Choosing Happy by Aria Grace (More Than Friends #3)

Book 3 of the More Than Friends Series. Can be read in sequence or as a standalone.  (Book #1 is free)

Steve is living in Portland with many regrets. He has alienated the people he cares most about by making bad choices that continue to haunt him. When he meets a kid that’s in a bad relationship and needs some help, Steve reluctantly offers it, knowing it’s his chance to redeem himself. What he doesn’t expect is to find happiness. It’s there, all he has to do it choose to accept it.

For mature readers.

Steve is a character that you’re not sure if you want to like at first. I love the nickname he gives Joey before he learns Joey’s name (little duck; plus where the name comes from is adorable). Once Joey meets Steve, his protective streak comes out and it’s wonderful to watch the length he’ll go to protect Joey. Especially from his previous boyfriend. I liked that Steve waited for Joey to get stronger and more confident before pursuing him romantically. However I think he should have waited longer, especially with how Joey’s previous relationship went. There’s set up for the next story in the series based on how some of the characters interact with each other. But you don’t have to read it to enjoy this story by itself.

Exclusive Excerpt:
With just one pass of my meaty palm against his downy soft hair, my hips thrust hard and I’m spewing into the mouth of a fantasy I know I’ll never really have.

“Damn, Steve.” Caleb coughs a few times as he pulls off. “A little warning next time. I don’t have dental insurance and you almost cracked a tooth with that thing.”

“Fuck, man. I’m sorry. That one kinda snuck up on me.” I lean forward so I can peek into his mouth, as if I’ll be able to assess any damage. “Are you okay?”

He laughs as he stretches out his jaw. “I’m fine but you might have to take that shit out next time. It’s super hot but you’re too wide to have extra stuff in there.”

I ruffle his hair, getting hard again with that simple action. “Thank you.” I pull him forward and give him a kiss on the forehead.

“Anytime.” He motions to the growing erection in my lap. “You done or you want to go again?”

“I got what I needed.” I stand up, carefully pulling the full condom off so the mess is contained. “You have some time back.”

“You want to talk or anything?” He’s leaning against the door, watching as I tuck myself into my jeans and reach for my wallet. “Looks like you’ve got something on your mind.”

“I’m fine, kiddo.” I pull out some cash and hand it to him as I reach for the door. “Go study while you can.”

About Aria:
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Aria enjoys the year round sunshine and laid back environment of the west coast. She lives with her husband and two children on a quiet hill that gives her lots of time to read and write. Her first series was a semi-traditional look at sexy gigs found online. She has now ventured into the exciting M/M world of gay erotica. She loves to hear from readers so please feel free to drop her a note or visit her at

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