Author: Anyta Sunday
Publication Date: December 18, 2017
Page Length: 268 pages
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.
Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.
Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.
Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time…
Gemini Keeps Capricorn is a seriously cute story. I didn’t really know where this was going at first. I think the story starts off a little bit disjointed compared to the last two books in the series. This book can be read as a standalone, but if I were to compared them…I was completely lost in the beginning about who the characters were and just what was happening overall. As I got further into the book (maybe starting around the 20% mark), I really started to get into the characters and loving their flirting-but-pretending-they’re-not-flirting interactions.
Wesley is Japanese-American and he spends a lot his time analyzing astrology signs. The fact that he doesn’t know his RA’s birthday really bothers him. He knows his RA, Lloyd, is a Capricorn, but there’s so much about Lloyd missing when Wesley doesn’t know his exact birthday. Wesley is a Gemini and does his hardest to flirt with Lloyd in the most roundabout way possible. Wesley and Lloyd are very stubborn about keeping their feelings about the other to themselves, but literally everyone can sense the UST between them. And all they need is a little push to bring them together. Okay, maybe it’s a BIG push.
There is of course a conflict of interest in that Lloyd is the dorm’s RA and Wesley is a resident on Lloyd’s floor. Lloyd is a man of principles. And Wesley is all about skirting them. I found this book hilarious due to how oblivious both Wesley and Lloyd are. The day-to-day interactions between the two are adorable. There’s even a fake fiancé trope in this that is actually a lot of fun.
I did feel like the way Lloyd went on about everyone’s astrology signs to be a bit too much? There were mentions of everyone’s signs and the meanings behind them in the previous books, but not quite as much as this book. It feels super cheesy, but I suppose Wesley and Lloyd’s ending made up for my feelings on that because HOW CUTE ARE THEY? ❤ We do have a fun cast of secondary characters made up of people in the dorm, and Wesley’s younger brother. We do see Theo and Jamie from Leo Loves Aries in this story and I loved seeing them again.
Gemini Keeps Capricorn is a fun story with little angst. It’s a slow-burn romance with SO MUCH flirting, something the author is fantastic at writing. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a light, flirty romance.
***Thanks to Judith at Binge On Books/A Novel Takes PR for the ARC as part of a bookstagram tour***
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