book contains M/M romance**
this review a little different than my others.
In this review, I am going to just give a brief overview of the books in
Bailey’s “Love in Xxchange” Series and at the end I will give an overall review
for the whole series. This way you can
get a glimpse into the whole series at one time, and hopefully fall in love
with the characters like I did!
as before, if you click on the picture by the description of the book that will
take you straight to the Amazon page to purchase your own copy!)
others. Helping the men come to terms with their sexuality, showing them they are worth love even if their family claims that they are not. Learning that they do not have to face the tortures of their past by themselves, but that they have shoulders to lean on. Showing acceptance for the relationships that some of the people have. And yes, even learning how to love the color Pink (and the artist), and let’s not forget the penguin’s.
Rory’s Last Chance is the start to the series, where you meet some of the characters that will star in their own books later on. Chance takes a chance at going to Xxchange, hoping to find a quick fling, but what he finds there is more than that. He finds something more there, even though the mystery man walks away.
be afraid to be happy. By helping Rory deal with things that happened to him, it also gives Chance the ability to heal
from his past as well.
Max was able to get past his parent’s rigid upbringing and accept that there are
different kinds of love, and that love overall isn’t a bad thing. Being confused because he has never been attracted to anyone in his life, when Bo calls him up for dinner, Max can’t seem to come up with a reason to say no.
ranch with Chance, Rory, Annabelle and Max. During his recovery, Bo realizes something serious about Max, that Max is gay. But Bo is unsure if Max even realizes that fact. With both men realizing they have feelings for each other, they work through their both of their fears and doubts and try to see if they can have the relationship they
Even with relationships springing up around Annabelle, she still hopes that she will be able to live the life she is use too. By having fun whenever she wants, and not have to answer to anyone about her actions. While waiting for her best friend Josh to get ready for their night out, Annabelle is in for a shock when she meets Justin and Evan. Despite the fact they appear
to be a gay couple, Annabelle cannot get past her attraction for the men.
Meeting a stranger at the Xxchange, Josh starts to believe in lust and maybe love. After finding out that the only thing Nick wanted was to be able to get close to Rory and Annabelle, Josh informs Nick to never come near him again. Josh will be sure to find someone who will love him, and his penguins.
Afraid to allow anyone to get close to him, Les has led his life in the way he knows best, by himself. Everything changes after he has a routine traffic stop and Adam, and Adam’s mom, burst into his life and change it. Unsure of what to do but
realizing that Adam needs medical help, Les takes him to the hospital to get
him the help he needs.
What happens when two men meet, want each other but they are both tops?
That is what happens between Chase and Xavier, who met by total chance, but since their meeting, they can’t stop thinking about the other. With each of them dealing with their own sets of issues, and trying to fight their attraction, they realize that they can help each other.
Already being deemed a “ditzy bouncing twink”, Billy starts to realize that he wants to be different. Yet he is afraid to do so. Afraid that people won’t like him and afraid that he doesn’t have the ability to change himself, but all of that changes after meeting Liam. Billy was use to taking care of himself, of letting men do what they wanted to him because he didn’t want to be hurt.
The horrific accident that has left James scarred and scared has been running his life ever since his best friend Chase and Xavier manage to rescue him from the hospital where he was being held against his will. Unable to even walk outside of his apartment, James wonders what his life has come to and if it is even worth dealing with the anxiety.
With his life already screwed up at his home, Carlos comes into town to share the news of Nick, Rory and Annabelle’s fathers’ ranch. Getting lost on the way to the ranch, he stops at the Xxchange in hopes for directions, but instead finds Will and Troy. What started as a whirlwind ends up becoming more as the three men come to terms with their feelings.
You can read these books as a series, which is what I would recommend, or you can read them as standalones. If you read them as standalones, there is a chance you might be confused at first because each book plays into the next.