DOWN ON ME
Talk about starting the new year off with a bang — both figuratively and literarily! Down on Me is hot enough to melt the winter snow, and considering we get twelve of these bad boys thanks to the Man of the Month series, it looks like 2018 is going to be one hell of a year! This first installment examines the friends-to-lovers trope in a way that demonstrates the importance of respect and trust within a relationship, as well as examining how difficult it is to create new boundaries when you’ve known someone for a long time. Jenna becomes a stronger character throughout, especially when she decides not to settle for less than she deserves. The bar serves as a grounding element within the community and allows for secondary character introductions, as well as providing the long-term story arc for the series. The real question is: who’s going to be Mr. February?