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Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: A Different Light by Morningstar Ashley

Happy New Year! We are excited to be a part of the blog tour for A Different Light by Morningstar Ashley! I really enjoyed this book and am excited to share my review! We’ve also got a great excerpt and giveaway!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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A DIFFERENT LIGHT

A Begin Again Novel Book 1

MORNINGSTAR ASHLEY

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 12.18.17

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Cover Artist: Kelley York/ X-Potion Designs

Photographer: David Velez Fotografia

Model: João Pombeiro

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Bennett Cole had lived next door to Mitchell “Mac” Campbell, III for eighteen years of his life, in the small town of White Acre. They’d never gotten along, never seen eye to eye, and never understood one another…not that they’d ever cared to try.

But when Bennett’s so-called buddies ditched him at a party in the woods where he was assaulted and left for dead, Bennett pulled through. The emotional scars rendered him too terrified to go back to school and face his “friends” or his attackers. With little choice, his family packed up and left town.

Ten years later—at the request of his mother—Bennett returned to the place he’d grown up and the home he’d once felt safe, to oversee the repairs before his childhood house was sold. The contractor? None other than Mac, the once annoying boy next door, who still lives there in the home his parents gifted him.

Being in such close proximity—working together every day, to repair the Coles’ family home—Bennett and Mac’s contentious relationship goes from bad to worse as their personalities continue to clash. But their heated exchanges may not be as antagonistic as they seem. And when new information is revealed, can the men begin to see each other in a different light?

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Jenn Review

4 Stars

This was my first book by Morningstar Ashley but definitely not my last! I really enjoyed these characters and their story. I expected it to be heavier than it was but found that I liked the direction of the story. Yes, Mac and Bennett’s journey starts out with a very traumatic experience, and it’s not brushed off, but not the total focus of the story either. I’m also a sucker for an enemies to friends story and these two definitely didn’t get along as teens and it’s fun to watch them snipe and tease their way to a real connection.

We get a backstory on these two along with the building of their new relationship. It’s not just about the physical connection but something more that will change both of these men. Mac definitely made me laugh, I adored his humor and wit and his refusal to give in to Bennett’s sass. Bennett is great in own geeky way too, so smart and a little oblivious at times. I think they make a great couple and loved this journey to happiness for these two oh so meant to be guys! I’m looking forward to reading more from this author for sure!

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EXCERPT

Mac was so close he lost his train of thought. So close that Bennett could reach out and grab what he wanted all week, but he was so weak with want, he couldn’t get his mind to cooperate to move his limbs.

“You don’t want a reward for your hard work?”

Mac’s hand came up as if in slow motion. At first, it was just his fingertips, gliding against Bennett’s waist. A shiver rushed through him. Then Mac’s palm touched, warming, moving around his side until it settled at the small of Bennett’s back. Mac slowly pulled him to his chest. He could feel Mac’s heat seep through his own shirt. “There’s nothing you can think of that you’d want?”

Bennett’s breathing picked up. His mind raced. His balls tingled and tightened. He knew Mac had to see the pleading and want through his eyes. Bennett couldn’t hide it, not then, not so close to Mac, feeling his body against his and his breath wisp across his lips as they stared into each other’s eyes. It felt big, like Mac wasn’t just staring into his eyes but into him, searching for something.

Then Mac was closer, so close he could feel the words against his lips. “Because I think you deserve a kiss for being such a good boy. You want that kiss, Princess?”

All Bennett could do is close his eyes and nod. Speaking was beyond his abilities at that point. When did Mac become so sensual, so full of sex, and radiate desire so easily? Bennett loved sex, the tease, the lead up to the physical explosion of pleasure. But Mac brought it to a whole other level. Using words and small innocent touches, turning it dirty and provocative.

“B, open your eyes.”

Bennett listened. As hard as it was to not just stay floating in the place of just feeling, he opened his eyes. What he saw made him moan. The want, the need in Mac’s eyes matched what Bennett felt coursing through his own body. He couldn’t think of anything else, because as lost as he was in the sensations Mac had him feeling with his eyes closed, he was just as lost in the heat that poured off the man now.

“What did you think would happen, B? Coming out here all flustered and angry with just a t-shirt and those cute boxers on?”

At first, Bennett had no idea what he was talking about, but then he remembered. He slept in his ‘Particle Physics Gives me a Hadron’ boxers and had been so lost in his anger that he’d never put on pants.

He swallowed, trying to loosen his tight throat so he could speak, but Mac leaned in, lips touching Bennett’s ear, and the only thing that came out was a whimper. He never whimpered. Fuck.

“Nothing turns me on more than you in full on Princess mode with your geek on full display.” And to prove that, Mac pulled them tighter together with the hand that still sat in the small of his back. Bennett could feel Mac’s hard length pressed against his. The barrier of the worn jeans that Mac had on and Bennett’s boxers was like paper between them.

“I’ve been good this week too. Not kissing your sweet lips, not touching your body, not taking you against any and all surfaces when you were so goddamn sexy with the paint splattered all over you and your shirt sticking to your body, soaked from your sweat. So, maybe I deserve a reward too.”

“Oh, god, yes.”

Mac pulled his face back just enough so that Bennett could look into his eyes again. He had that cocky grin playing at his lips but this time it didn’t annoy Bennett, it lit him on fire.

Mac’s eyes dropped and stared at his lips, making his nerves come alive. He licked his lips and Mac moaned. That sound. God, that sound went straight to the center of all that swirled around them.

Bennett remembered his moans from that blowjob, the sound doing just as much that night as seeing Mac on his knees soft lips wrapped around Bennett’s cock. And hearing it again brought those memories flashing through his mind taking an already heated moment and making it hotter and more.

“Please.” He didn’t know what else to say. It’d felt like they’d stood there frozen forever. Simple touches doing more than any amount of foreplay Bennett had ever experienced.

“I like when you beg me, B.”

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Morningstar Ashley is a transplant from the Yankee-controlled territory of New York, and now finds herself in the heartland of cowboys and longhorns—Texas. Armed with her imagination, wit, and trusty sidekicks in the form of her two crazy kids, devoted dorky husband, big lap dog, and rambunctious cats, Morningstar spends her time reading the books she loves, crafting her own characters, and arguing the merits of hot chocolate over the bitter brew known as coffee (Hot chocolate wins, FYI.).

Morningstar loves graphic design, so much so she returned to school for a degree and regularly tromps her exams and maintains a stellar GPA that occasionally leaves her confounded and pleased. She can while away the hours on new designs, and perfection isn’t too much to hope for when it comes to her art.

Her ideal career would be full-time artist and author, and so far, she hasn’t come up against anything to stop her on her journey. A fierce and devoted friend, Morningstar tries her best to always be kind, always be learning, and always improving. Giving up isn’t an option, and her greatest talent may be in her ability to convince others not to give up, either. After a lifetime of trying to get people to realize her first name wasn’t Ashley, Morningstar decided the best way to settle the debate was to put her name on a book cover. An avid reader and fiction reviewer for the blog and site Diverse Reader, Morningstar harbored a dream to one day join the ranks of her heroes, and she sweeps into the contemporary gay romance genre with her debut novel, LETTING GO. With plans to conquer gay, lesbian and LGBTQA+ romance, Morningstar has her gaze set on the horizon, her determination her own guiding star.

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TWITTER: @starzehashley

COVER DESIGN: Five Star Design

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: Leaning Into A Wish by Lane Hayes

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LEANING INTO A WISH

LEANING INTO SERIES, BOOK 5

LANE HAYES

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 11.20.17

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COVER DESIGN: Reese Dante

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Ryan Haskell loves everything about the wine business. He’s fortunate to work at one of the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley doing something he enjoys with the people who are like family to him. But he could do without the good-natured intern slash former jock with the wicked grin who always seems to be in the way. Ryan isn’t sure why the new guy is under his skin when everyone else loves him. Thankfully he’ll be gone after the holidays.

Danny Meyers can’t believe his luck when he lands an internship at Conrad Winery. It’s the perfect temporary gig to wrap up his graduate studies. He’s left his dreams of tennis stardom on the court to focus on a new career and a new life. However, he didn’t count on the spark of attraction he feels for his prickly co-worker. When their tentative friendship blossoms into something more than either man counted on, they may have to change direction and lean into a holiday wish.

Jenn Review

4 Stars

This was a cute holiday read to get you in that holiday spirit, it’s a sweet story with wine, cuteness and finding love! Ryan and Danny both work at the same winery, Ryan an employee and Danny an intern figuring out his future. These two do have a bit of a rough start but their chemistry is undeniably and so it their cuteness.

Ryan is definitely prickly to start with and it took a bit of time to warm up to him but once I got to know him I loved him just as much as I did the outgoing and fun Danny. I think these two are a great match for each other, balancing each other out. I loved the give and take between these two, especially when it took some effort from Ryan but paid off in the end. This is a fun holiday read and I totally fell for these two!

 

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EXCERPT

“Nothing. Um…I need a few minutes to get ready,” I said. I didn’t bother moving. I still felt sluggish and half-asleep. I needed more caffeine before I could even think about swinging a racket.

“Take your time. The courts are empty. We’re good. Sit back, fuel up, and tell me about Batman, Nutella, and whatever else cranks your chain.” He snickered at my blank stare then added, “I’m just shootin’ the shit here, Ry. Just tell me about yourself. What came first…wine, music, or the Caped Crusader?”

“The Caped Crusader, of course,” I scoffed without heat. “I went through a strong Batman phase when I was a kid followed by my teenage music years. The wine phase came in college, but I still love all three. And Nutella.”

Danny let out an amused huff and sat back to observe me. God only knew what he saw. My curly hair had a tendency to do its own thing in the morning. No doubt it was wild. The stretched out, ancient concert tee, black boxer briefs, and bare feet screamed geeky bachelor louder than my superhero art.

“That’s cool. You know what you like and you stick with it. Seems like a good trait.”

“Thanks.” I studied him over the rim of my coffee cup then took a sip and set it on the table again. “What about you? What are you into besides wine and tennis?”

“Beer and football,” he quipped.

I lifted my brow inquisitively. “Honestly, that’s what I thought. You look like you’d be at home in a country bar guzzling brews with a bunch of beefy former jocks who hung up their shoulder pads for cowboy hats.”

“Damn, boy. You’ve got me all figured out, don’t you?” he asked irritably before reaching over to tug at my wayward curls. “Guzzle that there coffee, slick, and let’s get ourselves a court.”

The boxers with T-shirt combo surely did nothing to enhance my diva-esque moment but that couldn’t be helped, I mused as I rolled my eyes and stood. “I’ll be out shortly.”

Danny snickered in response. “Just hurry it up. If you aren’t out here in five minutes or less, I’m coming in there.”

“Is that a threat or a promise?”

“It’s whatever you want it to be, Ry.”

The low timbre of his voice sounded sexy as hell. Thankfully, my brain intervened before I made a fool of myself and offered him something he didn’t want. It was a close call. Closer than it should have been. Shit. I needed more coffee.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.

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Blog Tour Review: Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones

Today I’m excited to share my review for Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones! It’s an action packed, romantic suspense book with a sexy alpha and sassy and strong female, definitely a must read!

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A new sexy standalone from Lisa Renee Jones…

He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She’s as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction…

Asher wasn’t always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire’s son, who rebelled against his father’s controlling hand, and ended up in New York City’s underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he’s now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.

Or so he likes to tell himself.

But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they’re working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.

Jenn Review

5 Stars

Pulled Under, what a perfect title! I felt like this book totally consumed me, between the hot chemistry between Sierra and Asher, the action, the suspense, it just had it all! I love Lisa Renee Jones’s books and this is one of my favorites!

Asher is working under cover as a bartender, trying to catch a serial killer. Sierra is a woman on the run, desperately trying to hide and a job in a bar seems like a place to make some money. She doesn’t expect Asher though, or their connection and chemistry and when he discovers she has secrets he wants to help and for the first time might actually be able to. See, Sierra isn’t running from an abusive husband, no she’s running from an abusive husband who is trying to kill her and he just so happens to be one of the richest and most connected men in the country. Asher has connections though too and Walker Security has his back and he’s not going to let anyone get to Sierra again.

I loved this book and I could not put it down. It was exciting and intense but also loving and passionate too, Asher and Sierra have chemistry right from the start. I really enjoyed the investigation side of it as well, getting into the details of the serial killer crimes as well as the hunt for Sierra’s husband. The characters are great, I feel like I really know these people and their stories are exciting and still loving. Action packed and fun, this is definitely a favorite for me and I’m already looking forward to the next book in this series.

 

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“You want more now, and yet you don’t want it enough to make it end. And I already don’t want it to end, Sierra.”
She leans into me, her head resting on my shoulder, emotion that isn’t pleasure radiating off of her and crashing into me. I cup her face and tilt her chin up, my thumb stroking her cheek. “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing. Everything. Can you kiss me again already?”
“Where, Sierra?”
“Where?”
“Where do you want me to kiss you? Tell me.”
“Everywhere.” She pushes to her toes, and her lips find mine, looking for an escape, trying to drive her demons away.
I want to demand her answer, make her tell me where she wants my mouth, but I feel her desperation, her need to escape whatever is in her head. And so, I press my lips to hers, I kiss her mouth, drinking her in, and I don’t taste him this time. I taste her. I taste us. I taste need and hunger and passion. “I want you naked,” I say, my hands sliding inside her jeans and panties. “In every possible way, Sierra.”
“I’m pretty sure I’m already there, and it’s terrifying.” She flattens her hand on my chest. “If you turn into an asshole, I swear—”
“You can punish me,” I promise, “and I’m still willing to offer suggestions.”
“If you turn into an asshole after I trusted you,” she says. “I won’t need suggestions, Mr. Ex-Navy SEAL who won’t be able to hide from my wrath.”
Fuck, I’m crazy about this woman. “Good thing I’m not going to turn into an asshole. I want you naked,” I repeat, and this time, I make it happen. I lower myself to one knee and take her jeans and panties with me. My arm wraps her waist and I lift her, dragging her clothing away, and setting her back down. My hands settle on her hips then and I look up at her. She stares down at me, the simmering look in her eyes all about arousal, submission. And I want that from her and not because it’s some sex game, of which I could play and play well.
I press my lips to her belly and just that easily she trembles, and it only makes me want more. Everything is more with her.  I drag my mouth lower and lower…

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Check out books one and three in the WALKER SECURITY series: Deep Under, book one, is available now and Falling Under, book three, is available for pre-order! All three books in the series are standalones.

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Blog Tour & Review: Shine On by Aden Lowe

 Today we are excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Shine On by Aden Lowe! This is a fun, exciting read and a great start to a new series! I hope you’ll check out my review and the great excerpt!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Title: Shine On
Author: Aden Lowe
Genre: Contemporary Romance with an Edge
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Cover Designer: Ashley Wheels

 

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Zeb—
Family and tradition.
That’s my life.
But now, it’s all going to shit. My baby brother brings home big-city trouble. My sister brings home a big-city firebrand IN big trouble, who turns my world upside down and inside out.
She makes me wish for things I can’t have, but I’ll be damned if I give anybody the power to hurt me like that again.
Besides, I have to focus. Keep the family and tradition alive.
Trouble is, I can’t get away from her scent. The sound of her voice. What the thought of her does to me.

Gabriella—
When a nightmare comes to my life, my best friend rescues me and takes me home to her old-fashioned family.
It’s like stepping into a different world, but her older brother almost makes it better. Then he turns into an arrogant ass of a caveman.
If I didn’t desperately need the help, I would leave.
No, I would not miss the infuriating things Zeb says and does.
Not one bit.
Even if he is hot, in a primitive sort of way.
He confuses me, going from concerned and sweet, to hot, to cold as ice.
I can’t get involved anyway—not with the wounds of the last time literally still healing—and he’s busy trying to hold onto a dying way of life.

 

Jenn Review

4 Stars

Aden Lowe delivers another fun, exciting story with Shine On! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started, but I really enjoyed this story from start to finish! The story is entertaining and different and these characters – oh they are larger than life! We’ve got true hillbillies, a nurse from the city and a Mexican cartel, yeah definitely entertaining for sure.

Zeb is the oldest in his family, he takes responsibility for them. With three younger brothers and a younger sister, all with names starting with Z, it’s a family thing, he’s got his hands full. His youngest brother is known for bringing trouble when he comes home and this time is no different but when his sister brings home her best friend from the city the trouble just multiplies. Gabriella works as an ER nurse, is engaged and thinks she’s got a good thing going. After working extra shifts she comes home to find her fiance in a rage where he turns to violence, beating Gabriella. She calls the only person she can think of and when Zipporah shows up she promises to keep her safe. Gabriella quickly learns that her fiance isn’t who she thought he was, but also maybe Zeb, this hillbilly alpha may not be what she first thought either.

This family has quite the adventure, Zeb is determined to keep his family and Gabriella safe, no matter what that means. He gave up on women and relationships as a teenager but Gabriella makes him feel again, and it’s something he can’t deny. These two are funny together, both stubborn and really from different worlds, but their connection is undeniable. Even though they really shouldn’t, these two fall for each other and it’s just so sweet. I love the mix of action and romance and am hoping we get to see these two again. I’m really looking forward to more in this series, these quirky characters have definitely caught my attention and my heart!

 

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“Let me help.” Startled, she stiffened, then let her arms go around my neck. “I’m Zeb, by the way.” Her unruly hair tickled my neck and chest, reminding me I hadn’t bothered with a shirt.

“Gabriella. I’m okay to walk.”

“And I’m okay to carry you.”

 

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Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: Heart Unheard by Andrew Grey

 

Hope the week is off to a good start! Today we are excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Heart Unheard by Andrew Grey! This is a touching story about real love and we have a great excerpt, my review and a giveaway too! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Title: Heart Unheard

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Hearts Entwined Book 2

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: Nov 17 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

The attraction between Brent Berkheimer and Scott Spearman peels the wallpaper, but Brent is Scott’s boss, and they’re both too professional to go beyond flirting. Their priorities realign after Scott is badly injured in an accident that costs him his hearing, and Brent realizes what is truly important… he wants Scott.

Scott first pushes Brent away, fearing a new romance will just add to his problems, but perhaps he will find unexpected strength and solace in Brent’s support as he struggles to communicate with the world in a new way.

Just as they decide the chance of a happy future together is worth the risk, Scott and Brent discover darker challenges in their way—including evidence that the “accident” Scott suffered may not have been so accidental.

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Jenn Review

4 – 4.5  Stars

Andrew Grey delivers another touching, heart felt story that embraces a character with a disability that really doesn’t define the person or the relationship. I love his ability to empower characters and bring love to everyone and this book is another great example of that storytelling. Heart Unheard is the story of Brent and Scott, two co-workers with crazy chemistry but both a little afraid of acting on it since they work together. When Scott is in an accident that changes his life, it’s time for Brent to step up and be the man Scott really needs.

I loved these two – right from the start – their adorable flirting got my attention right from the start. These two have undeniable chemistry but age and work seem to keep them apart, that is until Scott is in an accident that leaves him deaf. Brent doesn’t know how to react other than to be there for Scott and show him what he should have all along, that he really does matter to him. Their budding relationship has challenges, Scott is trying to come to terms with his new life and Brent wants to make his real feelings known. But these two work it out. And oh what a journey to that point!

Scott struggles for sure, what a shock to have to adapt to, the silence, but he does and he does it with strength. He is determined to take his life back and he’s finding he’s determined to do it with Brent. Brent wants his real feelings to be known, not just pity, but his deep love for Scott. I loved seeing these two navigate through their challenges as well as the sweet moments to find that love together. This is a touching story, one that went straight to the feels and will stay with me. It’s not about the ability or disability but the love and finding the way through the challenges life can throw at you. Heart Unheard is another great example of why Andrew Grey is a must read for me!

 

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Scott was in a small room, the bed surrounded by monitors with a number of tubes and cords hooked to him. His usually robust cheeks were sallow, his normally intense eyes closed, his pouty lips pale.

“Please remain quiet.”

“Of course,” Brent said as he pulled forward the small chair and sat next to the bed. He didn’t ask her a bunch of questions about how he was doing because Brent knew she couldn’t really tell him anything without specific written permission.

The nurse checked Scott over and left the room.

“Hey, Scott. It’s Brent. I wanted to stop by and see you.” He blinked as Scott’s chest slowly rose and fell. “I read somewhere that people can sometimes hear things when they’re out like this. So I hope you get better.” He turned to make sure no one was around to hear him, then leaned closer. “I should have told you how I felt.” He sniffed and took one of the tissues from the box on the tray table. He reached for Scott’s hand and slid their fingers together. Brent probably didn’t have a right to do that, but he wanted Scott to know he was there.

To his surprise, Scott’s fingers squeezed his just a little. At first, he wasn’t sure it was real, but Scott did it again. Brent gently rubbed the back of his hand but received no further movement in response.

“Are you Brent?” a man who had to be Scott’s dad asked. He looked so much like him, only an older, more weathered, and very worried version, with touches of gray in his hair.

“Yes,” Brent whispered, setting Scott’s hand back on the blankets, his cheeks heating. “I was just trying to make a connection with him. I think he might have squeezed my hand a little.” He wondered what Scott’s dad—and then his mom as she followed him inside—must be thinking with him holding Scott’s hand.

“He did that last night before we left. It’s the only indication that we’ve had that he’s there and knows we’re here.” Scott’s mother approached, and Brent stood to give her the chair. She sat, gently stroking Scott’s hand. “Is there something between you and my son?” She lifted her gaze, and it was like she was looking deep into his soul. It was immediately evident where Scott got his amazing eyes, even if hers were red and definitely filled with concern. “I heard what you were saying to him before we came in.”

“Don’t mind Carolyn. She has bat-like hearing sometimes.” Reggie stepped to the other side of the bed, looking at Scott. If Brent were to hazard a guess, Reggie was willing his son to wake up. The worry and sheer willpower were written on the lines of his furrowed brow.

“Reggie,” she said gently, then turned to Brent. “Scott talked about you all the time. I think he may have a crush on you.” She looked him over. “I can see why, but aren’t you a little old for him?”

Brent nodded. “That’s why nothing ever happened.” He turned back to Scott, not believing he was having this conversation. “I’m his manager and….” There were so many reasons why he’d never said anything to Scott, though all of them seemed too stupid now. Scott lay on the bed, largely unmoving, and none of Brent’s reasons mattered. All that did matter was that Scott would recover and get better again.

“I see,” she said, as though there were some great meaning behind Brent’s words. “He told me about the time the oil gun sprang a leak and he got sprayed. You got the oil shut off and him out of there and cleaned off so fast, before it could get in his eyes.”

“He told you that?” Brent closed his eyes, stifling a groan, as his cheeks had to be turning beet red. He’d cleaned Scott off and had damn near kissed him just because he was relieved Scott was all right. Just as he’d gotten close, Scott had opened his eyes and their gazes had met, but Brent had backed away. His cowardice had taken over the way it usually did.

Carolyn nodded. “He said you were gentle and made sure he was okay before everything else. Then you apparently took apart the equipment, fixed it, and made sure that didn’t happen again.” She smiled. “Scott tells us stories about work all the time, and many of them featured you.”

What was he supposed to say to that? Brent wanted to hide and lick his wounds somewhere. It seemed that the teasing and flirting Scott had done was more than just playing. Brent had never been sure, but now he knew. Scott had cared and might have been truly interested, but now it might be too late.

“That’s so nice to know.” Brent couldn’t help looking at Scott and wondering what might have been if he had just had the guts.

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Andrew Grey

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Blog Tour, 5 Star Reviews & GIVEAWAY: Reservations by Kindle Alexander

 Amber and I are both huge Kindle Alexander fans are so excited to share our reviews for Reservations today! Every Kindle Alexander book we’ve read, we’ve loved and are sure you’ll fall in love with Thane and Levi too! I hope you’ll check out our 5 star reviews and there’s a really awesome giveaway too!
Happy Reading!
~Amber & Jenn
Title: Reservations
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2017

 

 



Amazon Review – ““Reservations” by Kindle Alexander is a rare gem in the world of M/M Romance, because it is genuinely compelling story telling!”

Amazon Review – “Thane & Levi stole my heart!!”

Amazon Review – “Thane and Levi!! Simply amazing”

Amazon Review – “A beautifully written love story that is guaranteed to melt you heart!”

 

Wildly successful entrepreneur, Thane Walker is stubbornly set in his ways. Adamantly resistant to the shackles of commitment, he’s seen enough unhappy endings to learn the best way to play is by keeping his men on the payroll. 

Levi Silva’s dream of graduating from one of the country’s top medical schools is in his grasp, until news from home changes everything. Now, he’s raising his two teenage brothers and trying to keep everyone’s head above water, emotionally and financially. 

When Levi’s new job puts him in Thane’s path, their chemistry explodes, but their fear of being involved in relationships keeps them apart. Unfortunately, despite the intense desire drawing them together, neither man can move forward until they get past their own…Reservations.
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Amber’s 5 Star Review
Kindle Alexander does it once again for me, bringing out so many emotions in this wonderful story of connection, acceptance and love. I adored Thane and Levi both individually and as a couple. Two men set in their views, with lots of walls and lots of insecurities. When they meet it was more than electric; seriously the explosions were white hot! But one incredible night brought so many anxieties and freak outs on both parts. I loved that Levi never backed down on his goals, and he held firm to his need to work for whatever he or his brother’s needed. Likewise I loved how Thane has a single focus about what he wants, though Levi Silva definitely rocked his foundation. Watching them find their way to be together has to have made Reservations one of my favorites from KA for sure!! Can’t wait for Julian’s story bc he was so awesome in how he was a friend to both, calling them both out on their stupid! Loved it!!
Jenn’s 5 Star Review
Kindle Alexander has done it again, another emotionally charged, consuming story about two men who truly deserve happiness and find it together. I absolutely adored Thane and Levi and their journey made even better by the appearances from characters from previous books. I fell completely, head over heels for these two men and their passion and love!
Thane is a very driven and successful man, he goes after what he wants and makes it happen. He doesn’t do relationships or emotional attachment and sex is basically a business transaction for him. Levi left medical school to take care of his younger brothers after their father’s death. He has goals of getting back to medical school but that is going to take money, something he doesn’t have much of. Levi is offered a job at a new club called Reservations, a place where he can earn a lot more money. It does mean that he’d be wearing a very skimpy uniform for high paying men though. Levi makes it clear that he will not have sex for money. When Thane first sees his newest employee, the attraction is immediate and undeniable for both men but there’s a major misunderstanding between the two that could jeopardize everything that could be between them.
Once again Kindle Alexander weaves a perfect web of romance, humor, drama, healing and above all else love. Thane has to come to learn that not everything has a price and he definitely some making up to do with Levi. He has to show that he truly cares. Levi has plenty of his own issues as well, and is trying to make the right decisions for his family. This story and these characters went straight to my heart and I loved every bit of it! Another wonderful book from Kindle and I’m already looking forward to their next story!
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: (Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday & Andy Gallo

“What made the book for me? One word: Gristle.

Gristle, the straight boy, Jay’s best friend, his “bro,” is one of the best characters I’ve had the joy to read this year. His devotion to Jay is breathtaking, his snark so very snappy […]. Read this book if nothing for the character of Gristle. […] Spectacular.”

–T.J. Klune, Author of For Real, Bear, Otter, and the Kid, and Lightning-Struck Heart

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Title: (Un)Masked

 

Publisher: Anyta Sunday & Andy Gallo (Self-Published)

 

Release Date (Print & Ebook): October 30, 2017

 

Subgenre: MM gay paranormal romance, magical realism, new adult

 

Book blurb:

 

Walker has two wishes: to perform the play of his dreams alongside his best friend at Wellington’s Tory Street Theatre, and to meet that special someone. Someone he’d go to the ends of the earth for. Someone who might only exist in fairy tales.

When Jay meets accordion busker Lethe Cross, it’s like living a dream come true. Lethe’s music captivates Jay, and he resolves to meet the man who plays so beautifully. But then he discovers Lethe’s life is more like a nightmare. The phrase “down on his luck” can’t begin to cover it. Determined to help, Jay does some snooping for answers—and winds up on the wrong end of a centuries-old curse. The good news is there’s a way to break it. The bad news is it might cost Jay his life.

This book was previously published by Dreamspinner Press. This updated 2nd edition has some rewritten parts and has been line edited again.

 

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 Jenn Review

3.5 – 4 Stars

I thought this was a very touching story, one that was different but very emotional! The book focuses on Jay and Lethe and their journey together, but Gristle is really just as important as the other characters. Life is not easy for any of these characters, they struggle for sure, but they find beauty and love in life, even if it hurts.

Jay and Gristle are the best of friends, are roommates and really are everything to each other. Their goal is to get their play to a good theater, and perform for all to see. They are working hard to make it happen too. They may not have much in the way of money or possessions but they treasure each other and what they have. Then Jay meets Lethe, he plays beautiful music that Jay is drawn to, just like the man himself. There’s something different about him though and when Jay learns the truth it’s shocking for sure. Lethe is cursed, one that’s been handed down for generations, and when people look at him, they see a mask, the face of someone they desperately want to see again. But not Jay, he sees Lethe and the two quickly form a beautiful relationship. Life’s not that easy though and tragedy strikes leaving Jay broken and seeing someone other than Lethe when he looks at him. They truly do love each other though, and now the question is how they make it work?

I did enjoy this story, although for the majority of this read everything felt bitter-sweet. My heart really hurt for all of these characters and what they all had to go through. There really is so much love in this story, but again it felt so bitter-sweet most of the time. These characters love each other so much that they are willing to make sacrifices for each other, just hoping to give happiness to that person. This really was a touching story from start to finish and I especially enjoyed the way it all came together in the end, my heart was finally happy!

Excerpt 

Lethe turned, and I reached to the beginning of the strap. I was tired. It’d been so long now. I missed seeing him. “Really look at me, Lethe.”

“We’ve talked about this.”

“But—”

“It’ll hurt you.” He stopped, swinging away from me, shoulders curving. “I’ll be hurting you. And—”

I rested my forehead on the back of his neck. “When you take it off, I’ll be seeing you. Please, look at me.”

His back shuddered, and his voice came out strained. “I can’t take that risk.”

I tightened my grip on his shoulder and moved my head away. “Don’t you trust me?”

“Yes, I trust you.”

“What is this, then?” My insides hitched with my voice, showing the cracks of the broken me that I struggled to keep together. “I’m sick of looking at that stupid mask, Lethe. It’s been too long.”

Author Bios:

Heart-stopping slow burn.

Anyta Sunday is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French.

Member of Romance Writers of America.

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Andy Gallo’s stories capture how he wished he’d spent his formative years, instead of how it really happened. Unfortunately for his characters, they find themselves infused with some of Andy’s less noble qualities.

A hopeless romantic, Andy writes seated next to a hundred year old Smith Brothers typewriter he inherited from his grandfather. He also dreams of superheroes and wizards and sees no reason why two men with superpowers can’t fall in love just like everyone else. Although not all of his stories have a paranormal bent, a touch of the supernatural never derailed a good read in his mind.

Married and living his happy ever after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories. He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days rubbing elbows with other parents as they raise their daughter. Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child.

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Blog Tour: Author, May I? by Aden Lowe

 Today we are excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Author, May I by Aden Lowe! This is a fun, entertaining read and if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to meet your favorite book boyfriend, you don’t want to miss this story! We’ve got a great excerpt today and I hope you’ll check out my review.
Happy Reading!
~Jenn
Title: Author, May I?
Author: Aden Lowe
Genre: Romance
Cover Design: Ashley Wheels
Release Date: August 29, 2017 

 


 

I’m an author. You know, the kind no one ever sees. I never leave my home in the woods. You’ll never know who I really am.
When a dickhead cover model steps over the line with my assistant, I have no choice. I always protect what’s mine, no matter what lines it crosses.
So, I cross the biggest line of them all.
I bring Johnny Quick to life.
He’s the ultimate bad boy.
He’ll stick a knife in your ribs, fuck your wife, and blow your wad at the track, all in the same day.
Every woman wants him. Nothing can touch him. Not even the law. He’s unstoppable.
And he’s fiction.
Johnny’s the star of my bestselling Romance series. Now I need him to do a real job. That’s where it all goes to hell.
Fiction collides with reality…
*Based on real experiences with the book world.
**This is a stand alone story, built around depictions of true accounts of happenings within the Indie Author community. It contains violence, crude language, sexual situations, a few cliches, and some stereotypes thrown in for good measure.***

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 4 Stars
Ever wonder what would happen if an author brought your favorite dirty-talking, alpha male villianish character to life to protect those he cares about, well Aden Lowe has done it with this book! Johnny Quick is The Author’s most famous, foul mouthed character and he is one heck of character, coming on the pages and into the real world. Aden takes you inside Johnny’s mind as he’s sent to help The Author’s PA deal with some jerks at a signing.
I really thought this was a fun read, really going to a different side of the story, changing up the usual romance MO. It was interesting and new and I really enjoyed the ride! Johnny is the rough guy who gets the good guys their HEAs in his books, but never getting his own. That is until he meets an author at the signing, and it changes him, beyond the character he was created to be. It was fun to see those changes progress and how that impacted The Author and his plans.
Aden Lowe really delivers a new, unique view of the book world, the characters and those big author events. It was dramatic, exciting, funny and at times sweet in a Johnny Quick kind of way. I definitely enjoyed this book and I know these are characters that will stay with me!

Soft fingers trailed over my arm and down to my hand, where her fingers laced into mine, and held my full attention. “Let’s go, baby.”

Shocked, I didn’t resist in the slightest, and followed her right on out of the bar, all thoughts of the waitress gone. Who the fuck knew why a gorgeous chick like her would grab a perfect stranger and lead him out of the bar like that, but hell, I wasn’t fighting it. “You know, sugar, all you had to do was ask.”

She led me into the elevator and waited for the door to close.

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Blog Tour & Excerpt: All or Nothing by Felice Stevens

Happy Friday! Today we are excited to be a part of the blog tour for All or Nothing by Felice Stevens! I’m a huge fan of her books and this is another great addition, you definitely don’t want to miss Adam and Rico’s story! I hope you’ll check out my review and the great excerpt we have to share!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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All or Nothing an all-new, steamy MM romance by Felice Stevens is available NOW!

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All or Nothing
by Felice Stevens
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

A past he couldn’t forget

Adam Barton is living his dream of working as a firefighter in his small Texas town, but a tragedy from his youth continues to haunt him. He decides New York City is the perfect place to start a new life and joins the FDNY, living and loving his own way—no strings and nothing personal. Until he catches sight of Rico Estevez, the sexy chef with the mysterious smile who rocks his world. After one explosive night together, Adam craves another….And then another. The more he and Rico are together, the more Adam wants him.

A future he never imagined

Rico Estevez is living a lie. For years he’s hidden his sexuality, afraid to hurt the career of his politically ambitious father. He’s the perfect American―the best schools, top of his class and most importantly, to his father, a successful businessman. Who needs a boyfriend when sex is so easy to find? Starting a torrid love affair with Adam Barton isn’t a problem; neither one is looking toward forever. But Rico’s father is about to get the chance of a lifetime and Rico feels forced to play by his rules.

Rules are made to be broken

Adam proves more unforgettable than Rico ever imagines, but he gives in to family pressures above personal desire. When a fire reunites them, both men discover their passion for each other hasn’t died; rather it’s stronger than ever. Want turns to need and something more dangerous to their hearts—love. Adam and Rico know if they want to have it all, they can let no one and nothing stand in their way of a life together.

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

Felice Stevens always delivers an emotional, powerful story and she’s done it again with All or Nothing! I totally fell in love with Adam and Rico and their journey to find happiness. This is a story about accepting and loving who you are and finally opening yourself to real love.

Rico and Adam both go through life avoiding relationships, thinking random hook-ups will do for them. They don’t think that love and commitment is going to be a part of their lives, that is until they act on the intense connection between them. Neither man can seem to stop thinking about the other, despite their initial intentions but both of these men have secrets, ones that may tear them apart.

Rico works hard at his catering store with his business partner Gideon, fulfilling his dream. Despite being his best friend, Rico still keeps Gideon at arms length, never really letting him in. With his father heavily involved in politics, Rico knows he can’t openly come out and live like Gideon and his fiance Jonah. Adam is a firefighter, a proud and brave one, but he lives with the pain of his past, losing his first love.

This story went straight to my heart right from the start. Both of these guys carry around pain but find that when they are together, that pain seems to lessen. They have something so very special together, and even when they are fighting it, it cannot be denied. These two really have to learn to open up and embrace the future, not be stuck in the past and Felice Stevens does a wonderful job creating that journey for these two. I loved how their story came together and seeing both Adam and Rico grow and fall in love with each other. Their story is packed with emotion and love and is another perfect example of why I love Ms. Steven’s books.

Excerpt:

“I don’t know why it’s been so hard to forget this. I should become numb to it like the other guys.”

“That’s not who you are. You care about people. It’s why you do your job so well.”

Surprised at Rico’s insight, Adam gave him a shy smile. “I didn’t think you noticed.”

“I noticed.”

The song ended, yet they remained on the dance floor, with Rico half-hidden in the shadows, silent yet with a presence so overpowering, Adam couldn’t help but be drawn to him. Rico reached up, grasped the nape of his neck, and pressed their mouths together, and as always, it took only the touch of those firm lips to crumble his defenses. They remained on the dance floor, kissing until the sound of whistles and clapping brought Adam back to reality.

Shrugging it off, Rico took his hand, and they returned to the bar, where their burgers awaited them. That revelation by Rico had shaken Adam, and he chewed and swallowed his food, sneaking sideways glances at Rico, frustrated at his inability to gain any sense of Rico’s thoughts behind that neutral mask.

“So how long have you two been dating?” Dale wiped up the counter, getting rid of their empty plates.

Holding his breath, Adam waited for Rico to answer.

“It’s not like that. We’re friends.”

“Yeah.” Adam gave Dale a weak grin, but by the bartender’s dubious expression and quirked dark brow, Rico’s explanation didn’t go far toward convincing Dale.

“Whatever you say, Rico.” He set a fresh foamy glass of beer in front of each of them. “Here’s to your kind of friendship. I’d like to find it for myself.”

“I need to settle the check. Here’s my card.” Rico scowled and flicked the card over to Dale, then took a long drink, finishing half his beer in one gulp. Not once had he looked at Adam since they’d sat down from dancing.

Unsure what to do or say, Adam sat quietly and finished off his drink while Rico signed the receipt. When Rico got up to leave, Adam followed his lead and shook Dale’s hand.

“Thanks for everything.”

“No, thank you. And take care of him. He’s kind of a mess.”

“You coming?” Rico’s face was a storm of emotions.

Without responding to Dale, Adam hurried outside to join Rico, who’d already left. “Rico, wait up.”

Rico halted and turned, his face no less dark than earlier, but Adam recalled his words on the dance floor.

“Uh, thanks for dinner. Do you want—”

“Come back with me?” Rico crowded close, his breath smelling sharp from the beer, and Adam wanted to taste his tongue. “Spend the night?”

While in Leary’s, Adam hadn’t been certain he’d be invited back to Rico’s, but he wasn’t about to question his luck right now.

“Yeah, if you want.”

Rico ran his nose down Adam’s cheek, and goosebumps prickled up his arms despite the warmth of the evening.

“I want,” Rico whispered. “I want you.”

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About Felice:

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Someone to Call My Own by Aimee Nicole Walker

I’m excited to be a part of the blog tour and share my review for Someone to Call My Own by Aimee Nicole Walker! This was an emotional journey of healing and love and I hope you check out my review, the great excerpt and the awesome giveaway!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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SOMEONE TO CALL MY OWN

Road to Blissville Series, Book 2

AIMEE NICOLE WALKER

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 09.05.17

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Wander Aguiar

COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art

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Psychic Emory Jackson and former black ops specialist Jonathon Silver are men from two completely different worlds with one thing in common: heartbreak. Emory still mourns the loss of his husband five years prior, and Jon is reeling with grief from the recent death of his twin brother.

Sparks fly when mutual friends introduce them, but it’s so much more than basic attraction. There’s an undeniable awareness and a sense of belonging that neither man can deny. Despite Emory’s premonition of a future with Jon, he has vowed never to love again. Jon is convinced that his tainted soul is the reason he will never have someone to call his own. What if they’re both wrong?

Maybe these broken men with their jagged edges could somehow align perfectly to form something whole and beautiful. But will that realization come too late for them?

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Jenn Review

4 Stars

Oh man, this story starts off with a major kick to the feels! I really did enjoy this book, it was different from what I was expecting, but definitely a good and emotional story. Jon and Emory are great, if broken characters who truly deserve some happiness in their lives.

Emory and Jon have both experienced great loss in their lives, Emory loses his husband after an accident and Jon’s twin brother is killed. Neither man has room in their heart for another, at least that’s what they think, until they meet each other. There is an instant connection that they both try to fight, and hard but fate seems to be pretty determined to show that these two are just meant to be.

I really liked Emory and Jon and definitely felt for these two, man my heart hurt for these two at times both for what they had been through and for what they were putting each other through fighting their feelings. I felt like I got them though, Emory feeling guilty and not wanting to take away from what he shared with River. I think Aimee Nicole Walker does a great job showing just how much pain Emory felt for his feelings towards Jon in the beginning. I also liked the use of his visions and River’s role in those too. Jon has lived a life devoid of love, minus the months he got to spend with his brother before he dies. Emory brings out something in him, makes him something he never knew was possible. These two are passionate and intense and even in the tough moments you can feel the love they have for each other.

Overall, I really enjoyed this read, I felt connected with these characters and wanted them to be happy. It’s certainly not an easy journey, but both men need to let go of the past and be open to the future to get their HEA! I loved the other characters in the book too, they add such beautiful friendship to Jon and Emory’s lives. This was an emotional and touching story about finding that forever person! I’m definitely curious about Beau and hope we get more of his story!

 

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“I think we need to clear the air,” Jonathon said in a calm, rational voice.

“There’s nothing to clear,” I countered. “I’m nothing to you; you’re nothing to me.”

“You think it’s that simple?” Jonathon took two steps toward me. I took three steps back. Jon jerked to a stop when he saw my reaction. “Emory…” He broke off and ran both his hands through his hair. “I know you felt it the night we met. I saw your eyes widen in surprise when the electricity shot through our bodies.”

“So.” Denying it existed wasn’t working. It was time to change tactics. “That doesn’t mean I want or will act on it.” I ran my hand over the infinity tattoo I had inked over my heart. It felt like River’s name was burning my skin like he knew the truth and was calling me a liar. Or, maybe it was anxiety that gripped my heart in its tight fist. Whatever the reason, I felt lightheaded and dizzy. Suddenly, my body felt cold and hot at the same time, and tiny little needles pricked my skin from head to toe. I licked my lips that had suddenly gone dry and numb.

“Emory?” I heard Jonathon’s voice, but it sounded like he was calling to me at the end of a very long tunnel instead of five feet away. He walked toward me, but I kept backing away. I hoped he would stop, but I saw the determination in his eyes. “Emory, I just want to help you.”

“Then leave,” I wheezed between gasps.

“I’d never leave anyone alone in this condition,” Jonathon said angrily. “Now be quiet and let me help you.” He gripped my bicep firmly, but not painfully, and guided me to a kitchen chair. He gently set me in the chair then placed his hand on my stomach beneath the center of my ribs and the other on my chest. I burned beneath his touch. I wrapped my hands around his thick wrists and tried to push his hands off of me. “Stop it, Emory,” he said firmly. “You’re hyperventilating, and I can help you. I. Will. Not. Hurt. You.”

Hot tears of humiliation flowed freely down my face. No one had ever seen me in the midst of a panic attack and I’d always been able to pull myself out of them on my own. That one was different, and I knew I needed help.

“Ignore my hands on your body, but look into my eyes and listen to me.” His demanding, deep voice was nearly hypnotic. “Inhale deeply through your nose, Emory. Hold it for a count of three and release it slowly. When you do, you’ll feel my hands moving up and down with your lungs, and your brain will recognize you’re breathing even before the fresh oxygen pushes the carbon dioxide out of your body. Do it with me, Emory.”

I breathed in slowly, held it for three seconds, and released it. I focused on the way his hands moved up and down with my breathing and pretended that I expelled all the bad energy with every exhale. I repeated the process ten or twelve times before I was completely calm again.

Jonathon pulled his hands off of me and balled them into fists. He didn’t look angry or like he wanted to hit me. It looked like he needed to do something with his hands but wasn’t sure what. He lowered himself into a chair beside me.

“What caused your panic attack?”

“You,” I replied sullenly.

“Emory, I haven’t done anything to you so why would the sight of me cause you to panic?” Jonathon sounded truly baffled and a little insulted.

I knew it would take drastic measures to push him away, so I let him have it with both barrels. “I had a psychic vision about you—well. Us.”

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I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I’m a girly tomboy

who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.

I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

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