New Review – TRUST THE FOCUS by Megan Erickson

It’s New Adult. It’s friends to lovers. It’s m/m. It’s a must read.


With his college graduation gown expertly pitched into the trash, Justin Akron is ready for the road trip he planned with his best friend Landry— and ready for one last summer of escape from his mother’s controlling grip. Climbing into the Winnebago his father left him, they set out across America in search of the sites his father had captured through the lens of his Nikon.

As an aspiring photographer, Justin can think of no better way to honor his father’s memory than to scatter his ashes at the sites he held sacred. And there’s no one Justin would rather share the experience with more than Landry.

But Justin knows he can’t escape forever. Eventually he’ll have to return home and join his mother’s Senate campaign. Nor can he escape the truth of who he is, and the fact that he’s in love with his out-and-proud travel companion.

Admitting what he wants could hurt his mother’s conservative political career. But with every click of his shutter and every sprinkle of ash, Justin can’t resist Landry’s pull. And when the truth comes into focus, neither is prepared for the secrets the other is hiding.


“Please make my life mean something again.”


The second I saw Megan Erickson post on social media that she was writing a New Adult, MM romance, I instantly wanted it. I’ve read and enjoyed many MM romances, but I’ve never been able to find all that many in the NA category. In fact, Trust The Focus was my first, and I couldn’t have wished for a better introduction.

For me, this is the perfect book for someone who is open to reading a same-sex romance, but who is yet to dip their toes in the waters. Landry and Justin had such a beautiful relationship. Best friends to lovers, where you can feel their connection and how much they are meant for each other. And though it does contain sexy scenes–oh my word, they are sexy!!–it’s not overloaded with them.

I really did love Justin and Landry. They had quite a few obstacles to overcome, and I was rooting for them from the get-go. I loved the plot line, and how my attention was constantly held; I was captivated with this wonderfully written love story. JusLan definitely hold their own place in my heart.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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