Five Ways a Boy Can Break Your Heart


Title : Five Ways a Boy Can Break Your Heart

Author : Skylar M Cates & Cate Ashwood


Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)

Genre : M/M, Contemporary

Length : 116 pages (e-book)

Published : February 12, 2014

Rating : ★★★★



When Trey and Liam meet in boarding school, they couldn’t be more different. Liam is a classical violinist with a scholarship, and Trey is a punk rocker with famous parents. Despite their conflicting backgrounds, they hit it off and bond over their love of music. But after spending every waking hour together, Liam is devastated when Trey leaves school without an explanation. Worse yet, Trey capitalizes on a song they wrote together.

Seven years later, they bump into each other at a charity benefit in New York. Old sparks fly, but Liam hasn’t quite recovered from the pain Trey caused. Liam doesn’t know if any explanation Trey can offer will be enough, or if he can find it in his heart to forgive the only man he’s ever really loved.


I knew right away I had to read this book. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by the authors so a team up by them seemed like a for sure thing. AND it was! This was pretty damn good. A good angsty read for those of us who love a reunited love type of story.

Trey and Liam were both in love with each other in high school but never told each other. They were best friends and afraid to come out or ruin what they had. Liam was the poor kid on scholarship at a prestigious private school. Not popular and looked down upon by the other guys. Trey was rich, cool and popular. Everyone wanted to be his friend. They’d seem an unlikely pair but they were best friends from practically the first day they met. Both guys have a deep love of music. It makes Liam happy and it’s all he wants to do besides hang out with Trey. Trey needs it like he needs air. They spent their free time writing a song together. The lyrics practically screaming out the unrequited love both guys feel for each other. Trey has to leave school suddenly basically abandoning all the plans they’d made together. Leaving Liam thinking he wasn’t important to Trey after all. Only small portions of the book occur with the MCs in high school so don’t worry about this being YA. It most definitely is not.

Fast forward seven years later. Trey is a bad boy rock star and a PR nightmare. He’s discovered a lot about himself and adopted the I don’t give a damn attitude. Trey has never really gotten over running out on Liam.

Liam has had a string of relationships that never work out. He’s too busy with his career as a music teacher and musician in New York. Liam has never gotten over his one true love, Trey. Fate throws them together one night and all the anger and lust comes slamming back into the guys.

I really liked this book. I don’t think there was a minute of it I wasn’t all in with these MCs. There was so much history, anger and love between Liam and Trey you couldn’t help but cheer for them to finally get all out and make it right. All the emotion swirling around made the sex scenes more intense and meaningful. I loved the lyrics they guys wrote together. It really helped me understand how they were feeling at that point in time. That song! It had to crush Liam every time he heard it on the radio. 😦 I recommend this one!

Rated 4 stars by Whit

LYLBTB 40 star