See the Light by Kate McMurray
Review by Lauren
source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own
Official Summary (add to Goodreads): Up-and-coming Broadway actor Jeremy was given two days to get up and get out. Dumped by his long-term boyfriend and suddenly homeless, he needs a sofa and a sympathetic ear, stat.
Enter Max, aspiring makeup artist and Jeremy’s BFF and former roommate.
Max has been in love with his best friend forever. Now that Jeremy is back in his home, his old feelings are back, too. He’s happy to help his friend, but this time…it’s complicated.
When Jeremy gets his big break in a new show, the message of the play hits home. “Live life to the fullest” means recognizing how he really feels about Max, and that’s not complicated at all. Jeremy’s in love, and wants to move full steam ahead.
But Max has waited too long for Jeremy to look at him this way, and he doesn’t want to risk his heart. If this is just a rebound fling, or if Jeremy is only interested in Max because he’s convenient, it will not only shatter him—it will ruin the best friendship he’s ever known.
Review: I love a good friends-to-lovers romance and that’s what we get in See the Light. However, I wish we had a bit more of Jeremy and Max in a nice, committed relationship. A lot of the book is a bit back and forth, because while Max has always loved Jeremy, he’s not sure that Jeremy feels the same or that this will actually work out. He’d rather Jeremy as his best friend than nothing at all, and I could understand that. Max also deals with depression and that seems to be a part of his hesitation when it comes to believing Jeremy really wants him. Again, though, I would have liked to have seen more of this dealt with in the book.See the Light takes us to Broadway! #mmromance review on the blog! #bookbloggers Click To Tweet
See the Light is great for Broadway fans though, as Jeremy is an actor/singer and Max does makeup. The title actually comes from a musical Jeremy stars in, but of course, it also refers to our two leading men finally “seeing the light” when it comes to each other. I really did enjoy See the Light overall, but like I said before, there were things that I wish had been included – or focused on more – so that lessened my enjoyment a little bit.