Book Review: Scorpio Hates Virgo (Signs of Love) by Anyta Sunday

Scorpio Hates Virgo is the second book in the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday. While I did read, and greatly enjoy, the first book in this series each book can stand on its own.

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again? Nobody, that’s who. Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay. Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all.

Scorpio Hates Virgo is a wonderful slow burn romance, and it made me happy in a variety of ways. Percy is mourning the loss of the one family member that stood by him after he came out, the aunt that took him in when his parents turned their backs on him. Coming back is hard, and the accepting and caring nature of the neighborhood makes it even harder. I loved watching Cal and Percy dance around each other, trading barbs and innuendoes as they become friends. I enjoyed that everyone else seems aware of what is happening, and that Percy seems to be the last to know. The family and neighborhood dynamics were wonderful, and I enjoyed  watching them grow and become more acquainted with the characters since the first book in the series happened in other settings. Watching Percy come to terms with his loss, how it effected others, and the problems others are having was sometimes heartbreaking, and other time heart warming. I quickly came to care about the characters and thoroughly enjoyed the read. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, which is already waiting for my attention on my Kindle.

Scorpio Hates Virgo is a wonderful read, with well written characters and realistic actions and reactions. I love Sunday's writing style because of this realism, and will continue to explore their work. 

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