Book Review: Pier Pressure by Anyta Sunday

Pier Pressure

Author: Anyta Sunday
Publisher: Independent (October 19, 2022)
Kindle edition, 215 pages
Romance, Contemporary adult romance, M/M romance


Plenty of fish in the sea.
But what if there is no “plenty”? What if Leon Finn is a lone fish? A lone fish in a glass bowl swimming in hopeful but ultimately lonely circles forever?
Dumped and forced to retreat to his tiny-town seaside bach, it’s time for Leon to cast some lines, and quick! Prove to everyone—(*cough*) ex, mother, other ex who he’s now accidentally living with—that he’s a catch.
Only no one is biting.
It sucks, but it’s solvable.
With his trusty sewing machine and endless stash of fabric he’ll make himself into the ultimate suitor. Stitch this right up.
But as a certain someone keeps whispering in his ear, is this the right way?


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ahhhhh! 💕💕💕
I’ve loved Anyta Sunday since her Signs of Love series, and I’m always excited to see something new out by her. Pier Pressure is a gorgeous romance that I loved every moment of and was so sorry to finish!

Poor Leon just gets into the worst predicaments. And, okay, maybe some of it (or a lot…) he brings upon himself. And then there’s Damon, who is the quintessential cinnamon roll.

I really prefer romances with a dual POV, but in books like this with the “everyone else can see it” trope it makes sense to only get the POV of the clueless MC. (I’d still LOVE to know what’s going on in Damon’s head and heart throughout the book, though).

Speaking of which, POOR DAMON. Leon really runs him through the wringer, haha. I laughed out loud so many times reading this book, but my heart also clenched in pain for both guys (mostly for Damon though, watching Leon be completely oblivious and just patiently there, helping him out). Leon spends most of the book sort of flailing around and making all these messes, and Damon is like the trusty Great Dane lurking in the background, ready to haul him out when the trouble threatens to overwhelm him.

I was really bummed that this doesn’t seem to be part of a series because I REALLY wanted to keep spending time with Damon and Leon and all the other wacky folks in their small town.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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