Undone; Vino and Veritas #18
(A standalone within a series)
Publication Date: August 12, 2021
Genre/Tropes: Roommate-to-Lovers/MM Romance
Author: Leslie McAdam
Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars
There is little to no doubt if you love humor, unconventional stereotypes, a hero who not only has an awakening of body, mind and soul, AND the story has great writing…Undone has it ALL!!
Murph brought me to giggles numerous times. Whether he was flirting, working, inner dialoguing, you name it, Murph is just down right funny. He is outwardly himself and makes no apologies, nor is he flamboyant to the point of making others uncomfortable. No, he is just comfortable in his own skin, which projects a realness outward to others that is completely engaging. I want to live in his glitter world and be his BFF’s because sadly, I don’t have the right parts to be more than that. 🌈
Jason, oh Jason. He is super sweet, caring, and an all around nice guy. He’s a tad confused, but don’t worry, he catches up eventually to what’s going on; like his body’s reactions to his new roommate or his growly reactions to the men Murph tries to date. Jason’s caring nature doesn’t allow him to stay in the fog for long and I love his take charge nature mixed with the nurturing man he is.
These two really round out the perfect couple and mix up every stereotype there could possibly be about two men living together. I love that Leslie didn’t fit to one mold and made them unique not only to their personalities, but also outside of the sexual and gender stereotypes.
Jason and Murph are a perfect example that love is love and like Jason internalizes when questioned by his own father, he never thought he’d have to justify what happens in the bedroom or who he did things with outside of it. This is something I feel strongly about and wonder whenever someone begins to feel judgy. What or who you do at home doesn’t carry over to your job. I know that’s not the world we live in, but I’ve never claimed to understand it.
Undone is fun, with the perfect amount of emotional weight to make it angsty enough without dragging you through the wringer, while Jason and Murph figure out how to deal with a new relationship status. I love the way Leslie has each character look at everyday issues while still keeping this a loving and fun book.
My new roommate has the worst taste in men.
I mean, Murph’s special. He’s funny and flamboyant and full of life.
While I’m straight, even I can tell these guys aren’t good enough for him.
I had to yell at one date, toss another one out the door, and throw a beer in another’s face.
Kind of embarrassing, really. I don’t know what’s gotten into me.
I ask my sister what’s wrong with me and she says I’m jealous.
Jealous? Please. Me?
Only thing is, I hate the thought of Murph kissing any guy. Ever.
Except, maybe … me?
Undone is a contemporary m/m romance about a dreamy insurance agent that might not be as straight as he thinks, an adorable bartender who adds sparkle wherever he goes, and maybe one or two jokes about swords.