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Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil's dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton's desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil's mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton's secret,Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil's dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton's desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil's mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton's secret, and then his loneliness would be complete....

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shelton in love Reviews

  • Truuss
    2019-02-13 07:44

    Shelton and Nevil. Both great men. Shelton wants a forever and Nevil....hmm he just love to be with men only not always with the same one and not forever...Shelton loves Nevil and it hurts to see all the flings from Nevil.Nevil is an always cheerful happy guy.Shelton don't want to give in on Nevil because he don't want to lose him as a friend but Nevil is just irresistible. And what Shelton didn't expected....Nevil is totally head over heals for Shelton. Those beautiful loving men....They made it! Damn they are hot together, always aroused, always ready. We can watch some great sexiness.Then a stupid thing happened, for me totally unexpected, I just hate such situations. F*Luckily I remembered it's an angst free story and the boys love is very strong. And who knew that Nevil was so addicted to Shelton. He was sometimes just jealous, and Shelton...? he loved Nevil with his whole heart.They are just two sexy adorable sweet guys who are madly in love. Sheldon the responsible one and Nevil the playful one. They matched so well <3 There is a lot of sex in this book and between all the fucks and lovemaking I missed a bit the timeline. Suddenly they were seven months further. Not very distracting but a point to improve next time :) I know I know they were all consumed by all bed/bath/hallway/everyotherroom action. So there was not much talking of course. But who cares.....because all the explicit described erotic scene were just jummie. They are madly madly in love and didn't hold back to show the world. Feelings allover, delicious, very consuming. I loved them both.The story was in a good way fast paced written, entertaining, no angst, sweet and very sexy.Those four stars?.......for all the sweet and delicious scenes!One tiny thing....the cover.....where are all the beautiful curls.....?

  • Miz Love
    2019-01-23 06:40

    Here is a tale that perfectly shows how rooming with someone you have a secret yearning for can mess with your emotions. Shelton, an adorable guy who watches the man he loves go out with several different men, hides how this makes him feel. He’s a friend to Nevil, and as friends do, they support and sound interested in what you’re doing. Shelton is interested in Nevil’s life, but not because he wants to know everything about who Nevil is seeing and how that relationship is progressing. He’d rather not hear about it, but I got the feeling that knowing these things was better than nothing—at least he had Nevil’s attention for a while.Nevil’s latest date couldn’t make it, so Shelton goes out with him instead. The inevitable happens, and poor Shelton grabs the chance to have close time with the man of his dreams but at the same time knows it may well be just a one-off. This was sad, I felt sorry for him, wanting Nevil to buck up and see what was right in front of him.Then we have Nevil, who has been dating various men, searching for the right one, yet the right one was there all along. He’s flirted with Shelton in the past but never really given a relationship with him much thought. But things are set to change, and his life takes on a new turn he hadn’t expected.Best Bits: …but Shelton was shaken to his patent leather shoes.So many colors.“It’s been so long, I don’t remember.”…urging Nevil to come in and kiss away his hurt and loneliness.“But I want forever.”Verdict: A wonderful tale of two men—one knowing what he wants, the other not knowing until he had it. I loved the emotions of Shelton, how when Nevil said certain things it cut deep, but Nevil had no idea what he was saying was hurting his roomie. Shelton will make you want to hug him really hard. I loved him!

  • Anita
    2019-02-07 04:41

    My goodness, lots of jizz splashed around in this book. Nevil and Shelton get it on many, many, many times throughout the book. I had a hard time following the story. I think this may have been a serial at some point and then the author decided to release the full book. Can't tell but there are separate sections that are titled and then chapters within those sections. The two MCs are roommates but Shelton has had a crush on Nevil for some time. Eventually they get together but the pacing is odd. At one point, the chapter or maybe it was a section, has them together for 7 months, then in another section, two years. When I could follow, I did like them but wanted more story than sex. A few odd sentences and some odd spelling boo-boos "assessable" instead of "accessible" and one strangely worded sentence when someone's eyes pushed again his hips. Without all the jumping around, the story was good but I got frustrated with the disjointed quality. Will try this author again in the hopes that the jumpy quality is limited to this book. I did like her "voice" and there were parts of the relationship between the two that I did like.

  • Vio
    2019-02-12 04:27

    This was such a sweet romance, I loved Shelton and Nevil, but I nearly cried in frustration as it ended way too soon I wanted to know more..!! The author has written a sequel "Shelton's Promise" hopefully it will be more than 20 pages long.I am Looking forward to reading more from this author,"Hint" a novel length book would be great.

  • BR11
    2019-02-12 08:33

    Note that the Shelton in Love I read seems to be a compilation of all the books that appear as part of the Shelton's series in GR.Shelton is super sweet and in love with roommate and playboy Nevil. But Shelton is not interested in being one more notch on Nevil's bedpost, he is looking to be his forever.The two of them getting together happens pretty early on in the book. The rest of the story consists of days and ordinary events in their lives and them having sex all the time and everywhere they can. Also of them being accosted by other guys who don't seem to respect or understand they are in a monogamous relationship even when it's super obvious. That was kind of annoying.The sexy times are plentiful, bordering on too much... Say what? Is there such a thing as too much sex in a book?? Yes, sorry. I felt in this case that that many smexy times were detrimental to the story. At one point I felt there was nothing going on but them going at it like bunnies.One thing is for sure, you will never look at candy canes the same ever again...There is a happy ending for these two.

  • The Project
    2019-02-11 03:31

    If I am being 100% honest about this book, I will admit to having mixed feelings. Shelton seemed almost too sweet for Nevil, who was a complete playboy. Shelton worked full time, was a model and carried a secret that brought on a lot of emotional pain and baggage. How could someone like him not love the outgoing, slick, good looking man that was Nevil?But Nevil was full of himself I felt. The different colored socks seemed a bit pretentious. My biggest concern was his meeting with Percy, which was never explained. Of course, I am not sure if that was Nevil's fault or Shelton's. But Nevil saved himself and the story by the way he handled Shelton's burden. It was very sweet, and showed deep down he wasn't a egotistical jerk.--Brandi, The One Hundred Romances Project

  • Laura M
    2019-02-12 08:45

    I really enjoyed the story, and I loved the way Nevil identified his lovers (view spoiler)[he had a different color sock for each lover - I wanted him to go buy all light blue socks for Shelton after the first night together!! (hide spoiler)]. Shelton's pain and embarrassment over his secret were so obvious (and well described) but Nevil was frustratingly slow at realizing what he wanted in the relationship. Looking forward to the sequel.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-23 07:34

    DNF @ 38% so won't rate.

  • Lovinghotbooks
    2019-02-08 04:35

    *A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley and I'm freely giving my honest review.*I liked this story because it was wicked hot but also sweet. I wouldn't say there was something I didn't like but it was a beginning that I usually not experience in erotic/romantic stories. I think that made me it very interesting.This is a story about being in a relationship not so much about the build up to becoming a relationship. It's a story about everyday things a couple struggles with in a relationship. Jealousy, accident, insecurities and most of all love.I love the writing style, it's direct and with a good amount of dialogues. There is no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings and the characters are well described. I sometimes felt like the story jumped a little and there was not much background information on the characters but at the same time I felt like I didn't need it. The feelings and connection between the main characters was described in a way that made me feel them in my heart and soul.I never complain about to many love scenes but for once I was a little overwhelmed by the many scenes. No complaints, but rather OMG there was a lot of hot scenes!An unusual story that reaches for the 5 stars.

  • Anna Goerlitz
    2019-02-10 04:43

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.This is a compilation of 5 previously released shorter stories about the same couple, Shelton and Nevil, now collected into one long novel. This might be why the story has a very abrupt feel to it, with large time jumps.The first part - the original "Shelton in Love" - was actually quite good, as a short. But instead of the expansion of what happened after the 'I Love You', I would have much preferred a longer build up of back story. There was so much missing to flesh out these characters and their behaviours. These lacks I could have easily overlooked in a short - but in a full length novel it meant, that I never really believed or cared about the couple and their love story. There were some really annoying and superfluous side plots that made absolutely no sense and brought nothing to the story and, as weird as I find it to say this: there was waaaaaaay too much sex. I found myself skimming page after page of sex, just to get to some actual story line.I needed more back story. I wanted to know about Shelton's past, about how his scars formed him and his sex life. Why Nevil changed from man slut to loving dedicated partner and when. How long the two had lived together, how long they had secretly been in love with each other each thinking the other one didn't feel the same. The life after the 'I love you' isn't nearly as interesting - at least not to me. Not for me. Might have worked if it had stayed a series of shorts, but as a full length novel it needed more back story and at least half of the sex scenes edited out.

  • Valentina Heart
    2019-02-19 05:44

    This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there. Sweet, short and makes you say ‘Awww'. That about sums up this little story about two guys who find a way to each other and that happily ever after. Shelton is in love with his friend and roommate. Unfortunately Nevil is a guy who literally changes guys as he does socks. How can one have a future with a man like Nevil?Well, there is more to Nevil than Shelton makes us believe, and while the man is seductively horny and knows what he wants, he is more than capable of loving back. While I liked the story and read it with ease, it had no spark for me. The transition from friends to lovers could have gone smother and with more feeling than just saying ‘I love you'. Nevil's affection didn't seem genuine and a few more pages to solidify their relationship would have done wonders. Still, this story is cute enough to take your mind off more serious things, at least for a little while.

  • D.S. Williams
    2019-02-09 02:45

    This short story by Dianne Hartsock was thoroughly enjoyable, and follows the life of Shelton, who is in love with his roommate, but doesn't think his roommate could ever settle down with him alone.Dianne Hartsock tells a sweet, romantic tale about two men, one of whom wonders if he will ever form a stable relationship, and his love for a man who plays the field.The story is credible, realistic and the dialogue between the characters was really good. I found myself emotionally involved from the very beginning, and loved Shelton's insecurities and concerns. Nevil was portrayed as a likeable character, but I think I'll need to read the other books in the series to get a real handle on his character. Fortunately, Ms. Hartsock has left us open to further instalments in the future, and I'll be starting the second book to see what happens with Shelton & Nevil.This short story is recommended for those who love M/M romance and well-rounded, entertaining characters.

  • Lucy
    2019-01-25 03:38

    Nevil is beautiful, witty and really does go through men. He has a sort of stable of men he can call (and associates them with the color of the socks he is wearing that day). Gray socks? Going to go out with Percy today. Shelton is Nevil’s best friend and loves him, but he can’t be just another sock in Nevil’s drawer. Plus, Shelton has a secret, one that pains him very much (and has caused him to be treated poorly by asshat exes). Nevil, on the other hand, does he not realize what Shelton feels for him? When even Nevil’s beloved sister is warning Shelton, he must be pretty bad. Yet despite his early attitude and some unanswered questions (such as, what was the deal with Percy, the kiss that Shelton saw, etc), when it comes down to it, Nevil is loving and caring about Shelton’s problem, and even better he makes Shelton feel better about it. That earned him a lot of points. I thought the socks idea was cute. This is short and sweet, and I’m off to read the sequel.

  • Tina
    2019-02-04 07:32

    Shelton and Nevil are roommates. Nevil goes through men like he goes through socks; he even has socks to match the man he’s dating at the time. Shelton wants Nevil but doesn’t want to get hurt. When Nevil shows interest in Shelton, Shelton falls hard, he has a secret he’s never told Nevil. When Nevil finds out will he dump Shelton for good? Shelton in Love by Diane Hartsock is a really sweet romantic read which touches on some really deep issues. It’s not just an average book with lots of sex. I found Shelton’s secret new and very humbling to read. I think it was well written and made his character l more real to me. I found Shelton to have lots of heart and soul, he had me cheering for him all of the way. Nevil is charming, sweet, and young; he needs what Shelton is and brings to their relationship. This is a sweet love story which I won’t soon forget.

  • Susan Laine
    2019-01-31 09:25

    I liked this short story quite a bit. Shelton is kind of sweet and insecure, while Nevil is the brazen incorrigible flirt. Shelton has fallen in love, but Nevil seems oblivious.These two men live together as roommates, so Shelton gets a front row seat to watch Nevil's endless hook-ups. There's a painful reason why Shelton is afraid to tell Nevil how he feels, and that comes through very clearly.As we don't get Nevil's point of view, he remains something of a mystery. For this story it worked, because like Shelton we must learn to trust Nevil as well.I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series. I highly recommend!

  • Siobhan Muir
    2019-01-24 05:41

    This is a sweet, sexy, and short m/m romance, and a great introduction to the series based on Shelton and Nevil. I really enjoyed the build up of this relationship and the sexy interplay between the characters. Looking forward to reading the whole series by Ms. Hartsock.

  • Arthur
    2019-02-07 07:38

    I enjoyed reading this story. The plot is the standard 'roommates-turn-lovers', but the execution is really nicely done.Read this together with its sequel, Shelton's Promise.

  • T.A. McKay
    2019-02-14 03:37

    Copy from netgalleyThis story was sweet but there were times I felt it was jumpy. I did finish it though, and at times I smiled along with the characters so that is always a good thing.

  • Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
    2019-01-27 02:29

    4 Stars!!!Shelton in Love is a collection of 5 short stories and an Epilogue, through which we follow Shelton and his roommate, Nevil, in this friends-to-lovers story. In Shelton in Love, we meet Shelton, who has been pining for his best friend for a long time and Nevil, who is a flirt and goes through men like water. They are both attracted to each other, but Shelton has a secret that has played a big part in all his attempts at having a relationship in the past, which has only exacerbated his insecurities, so he is unsure of wanting to take the plunge and risk losing his friend. When Nevil takes the first step into turning their friendship into more, Shelton is ecstatic, but is Nevil ready to give up on all the other men and commit to his best friend and does he have what it takes to put Shelton's doubts to rest or is this just the beginning of the end?From this point onward, we have Shelton's Promise, Shelton's Choice, Shelton's Homecoming, Merry Christmas, Shelton and a lovely Epilogue and we get to see how Shelton and Nevil grow as a couple and learn to work through their issues and the curve balls life throws at them, including a separation, jealousy, evil co-workers and flirty ex-boyfriends, giving us a fairly realistic account of their relationship. Both Shelton and Nevil were very likable, although I have to admit that my favorite of the two was Shelton, perhaps because most of the stories are told from his point of view. It was a nice touch that we also got Nevil's POV on the last two stories, which only made it clearer that these men belonged together. I loved that Nevil was so sweet to Shelton, especially once he knew what Shelton's secret was and how he worked to help him through it all. Their relationship wasn't perfect, they both had to adjust to things, but it was lovely to see that they were both willing to compromise and work for their HEA. They had great chemistry and were both sweet and hot together. There were a couple of things that I felt were a bit out there, like what happened with Andrew, Shelton's co-worker and then later with Tommy, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story.All in all, this was a great collection of short stories, fast-paced and enthralling, with the elegant prose that characterizes Dianne Hartsock's writing. It was a romantic, sweet, hot and very light in the angst read that I thoroughly recommend! *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.***

  • Shayla Mist
    2019-01-22 07:34

    Dianne Hartsock is officially one of my favorite authors. I fell in love with Shelton from the first page. The characters were captivating and the plot very intriguing. I'm a goner for unrequited love stories and this one is definitely one of the best I've read. Too bad it was so short. But at the same time, I was amazed that the author managed to create such a compelling story and such complex characters in such a short story. Usually it takes a little longer for readers to get attached to the characters. It's a testament to Dianne Hartsock's talent that it took just a few pages to get into the story and cheer for the MCs. I must admit I did find Nevil a bit cruel toward Shelton, a bit selfish and insensitive to his friend's feelings, but it didn't deter me from reading and I hope Nevil will redeem himself in the next books. This was a great start to the series and I'm drooling for more :D

  • Beck
    2019-02-09 06:43

    This was a sweet nooner that was close but missed the mark. Short stories due to their limited word count have a lot of ground to cover in a short space of time & I felt that Hartsock tried to fit too much story in. I was left wanting to know about the relationship they had as flat mates prior to their hook up. Why the socks? What happened to Patrick? Who hurt Shelton in the past? I hate being left with oodles of loose ends. This didn't leave me feeling satisfied at all.Originally posted on

  • Megan Martin
    2019-02-05 08:43

    To be honest this is the first m/m romance I have ever read and Ms. Hartsock did not dissapoint. The feelings that Shelton harbors for Neville are so innocent and loving that it was easy for me to connect with Shelton on a personal level. It's difficult for him because he doesn't want to become another one of Neville's many flings and he battles with his feelings better than I would have if put in his shoes. I can't wait to read the other books in Ms. Hartsock's Shelton series.This is a wonderful read that I will definitely be recommending to my friends.

  • lady_knight
    2019-02-02 02:47

    Shelton in Love was a sad attempt at romance novel. There was hardly any plot or any character development, due to the amount of sex scenes in the book. They barely talked at during this book, because they were too busy have sex with each other. I wasn't impressed and do not plan to read any more in this series.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-01-21 03:40

    Reviewed by: LucyGenre: M/M ContemporaryRated: 4 hearts Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews

  • Sadonna
    2019-01-26 07:45

    Sweetly romantic short story of Shelton and Nevil - friends, room mates and eventually lovers.

  • Riina Y.T.
    2019-02-11 05:32

    Nice shortie with sweet MCs :)