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Happy Saturday! I hope the weekend is off to a great start! Today I’m excited to share my review of Copper Creek (Sawyer’s Ferry #3) by Cate Ashwood! I absolutely love this series and this was a wonderful addition – Frankie is everything! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Title: Copper Creek
Series: Sawyer’s Ferry: Book 3
Author: Cate Ashwood
Release Date: March 29, 2019
Genre: Contemporary m/m romance
Length: 50,000 words
Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood
My life sucks.
After spending a year jobless and on the edge of becoming homeless, I’d officially reached a level of desperation that, even if I wasn’t completely broke, retail therapy couldn’t fix.
While Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska, is the last place on earth I’d ever want to visit, when my best friend, Holden, begs me to fly out and plan his wedding, I can’t say no. What I didn’t expect was to stumble into the administrative chaos at Copper Creek Brewing—or its too-hot-to-be-legal owner.
Clearly the man needs my help, and I’m willing to go above and beyond.
I am screwed.
Six months after my assistant up and quit, I’m not any closer to finding a replacement, and things at the brewery are starting to fall apart.
And then in walks Frankie. He’s not the typical guy you’d find in these parts, and he brings with him a world of confusion. Because as much as I need his help, I can’t seem to keep my eyes—or hands—off him.
He’s supposed to be getting my life in order, but instead there’s a chance he could turn everything upside down.
YES – we get Frankie’s story! I have really enjoyed this series and have been wanting to more about Frankie from the first book and I have to say I think Cate Ashwood really delivers! This was such a fun read and I really loved Frankie and Barrett so much!
Frankie’s life has been a bit of a mess since the downfall of his former boss, he hasn’t been able to find a steady new job, he’s living with his cousin and that has an expiration date. When Holden wants him to come to Alaska to help plan his wedding, it’s not exactly Frankie’s dream trip, but maybe it will help him sort out his life. What he definitely doesn’t expect is Barrett, the brewery owner who is dead sexy and makes Frankie want all kinds of new things. Barrett has a successful career, his brewery has really taken off, but his personal life is a bit lacking. His wife left Sawyer’s Ferry to follow her dreams, but Barrett realized his dreams are right there in Sawyer’s Ferry and couldn’t follow. Everything changes when fierce and sassy Frankie shows up, ends up helping him with the admin side of his business and shows him what true love is.
There is so much to love about this book, the location, the characters, the chemistry, the sass and of course the love. Frankie and Barrett are two incredibly different men, but they are perfect for each other. The connection is there right from the start, even if Barrett struggles to make sense of what he is feeling, and it’s great to see them grow and open up to each other. As fun as I thought this was, it has it’s emotional moments too as these guys struggle with how they really feel about each other and what the future could possibly hold for them. And I loved it, from start to finish, I just adored them and their journey. It’s also a bonus to catch up with the characters from the previous books. This is definitely a must read book and series!
What happens when you try to fix the past and end up threatening your future?
Scott is struggling. Grieving the loss of his brother, carrying the weight of his father’s expectations, and getting his ass kicked in the rink, he’s in a downward spiral. He needs a solution and fast, but when his steroid use is exposed, he’s close to losing his place at Owatonna and more importantly, on the Eagles Hockey team. Thrown out of his house, with nowhere to go and no future in sight, he only has one choice; agree to mandatory counseling, random drug tests, and get his act together. Only then will he have a chance at normal. Meeting Hayne, a senior connected to the world through his art, is a shock to the system. Moving in with him is his only option, but falling for the shy artist leaves Scott in an impossible situation, and one he can’t escape.
Hayne has always been that quiet, creative kid who sat in the back of class drawing instead of listening to the teacher. A talented artist, the shy and sensitive young man is struggling with the loss of his childhood friend. Seeing his sadness reflected in his usually colorful paintings, he decides to attend grief counseling and meets Scott, a lost soul in desperate need of light and color in his life. Taking in a homeless hockey player certainly was never part of his carefully orchestrated ten-year plan. But now that Scott is in his life, he’s discovering the joy of this man’s loving smile and tender touch is one of the most beautiful palettes on earth.
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.
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A new must-read from Katy Regnery – Arrange Me!! I totally loved this book, it was so much fun and I really hope you’ll check it out. It’s original and swoony and just so easy to fall in love with!
My name is Courtney Jane Salinger…
and I’m sick of games.
Sick of the Friday night bar-scene-cum-meat-market.
Sick of the boy-girl, man-woman, mars-venus, flirtation-without-expectation, game-playing nonsense.
Sick of awful dates and one-night stands, booty calls and guys who don’t call back, mixed messages or NO messages and—and—and…I’m sick of all of it.
I just can’t do it anymore.
It’s too hard, and worse: little by little, it’s making me hard.
It’s breaking my heart.
What DO I want?
I want a house in suburbia with a white picket fence.
I want babies to buckle into a minivan.
But most of all, I want to be married.
I want a husband.
So I’ve made an important decision: I’m making my escape from the dating world and the single life.
I’ve filled out my application on ArrangeMe.com and I’m putting my fate into the hands of experts.
Is it a little scary?
I mean, I have no idea who I’ll end up with. After all, I’m planning to marry a complete stranger.
But between you and me?
I can’t wait.
Being arranged can’t possibly be worse than being single.
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Dr. Christopher Allen knows how to deal with death. He’s a psychiatrist who works with hospice patients and their families, helping them cope with grief and letting go. But Chris’s job doesn’t prepare him for the sudden death of his devil-may-care brother Cal.
At Cal’s funeral, Chris is completely thrown when he meets Elliot Rawlings, an artist Cal has been dating. Chris is hurt to discover that the brother he knew as straight was actually bisexual. Elliot is angry and resentful of having been kept hidden from Cal’s family.
After the funeral, a night of drinking at the bar with Cal’s friends leads to Chris and Elliot falling into bed together. The next morning, they’re overwhelmed by guilt and grief and agree to never speak of it again.
But Cal’s apartment needs to be packed up and Elliot reluctantly agrees to help Chris, as well as answer some questions about Cal’s life and their relationship. Despite their guilt and initial dislike for one another, they sort through the pieces of Cal’s life and begin to fall for each other.
Despite his best efforts to fix things, Chris’s family seems to be crumbling around him and he begins to question who he is and what his role with them is. As his feelings for Elliot grow, Chris must decide if they’re worth further damaging his fragile relationships with his friends and family.
Elliot’s rough upbringing has left him distrustful of getting close to anyone, much less another man who isn’t willing to acknowledge him in public. The odds seem stacked against Chris and Elliot, but if they can overcome them, they may be able to lay Cal’s ghost to rest, along with their own demons.
Wow, this was an emotionally packed read that got me right in the feels! The grief in this book is raw and real and it was a bit difficult at first but oh this story is so worth it! As Chris and Elliot process Cal’s death and their feelings for each other, and maybe they find happiness together.
I will say that this wasn’t the easiest read, it hurt my heart but at the same time I felt what these guys were feeling. The highs, the lows, the guilt and I loved it. It’s powerful and bittersweet at times, it’s tragic and inspiring. I loved Elliot and Chris together, despite the circumstances and I love the way this cake together. It had to be about healing and letting go and embracing and I felt like it was all of those things. This is definitely a story that will stay in my heart!
Brigham Vaughn is on the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time author. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga. She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.
Her books range from short stories to novellas. They explore gay, bisexual, lesbian, and polyamorous romance in contemporary settings.
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Joe deserves better. Meeting Dylan helps him see that.
After a recent redundancy, Joe takes a few months off to try and make it as a writer. His partner, Harry, is less than supportive but Joe is used to that after ten years together, just like he’s used to Harry’s controlling nature and his drinking habit.
Dylan, a server at Rainbow Place, is fascinated by Joe as he sits in the café and works on his laptop. His attempts to flirt are met with awkwardness at first, but gradually Joe opens up. Dylan is disappointed when he learns Joe isn’t single. As their friendship develops he begins to worry about the nature of Joe’s relationship, especially when he witnesses Harry’s behaviour in person. Abuse isn’t always physical, and Dylan knows that from experience. His concern helps Joe see his relationship for what it is, and gives him the courage to end things with Harry.
Free to act on their mutual attraction, Joe and Dylan dive headlong into something that becomes serious fast. Joe revels in the passion and intimacy he’s been missing out on for so long, but Dylan is worried that Joe is on the rebound. He puts on the brakes, knowing that they need to slow down to make this last. For this new relationship to work, Joe needs to show Dylan that he’s ready to move on from the past.
Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone and has a satisfying happy ending.
I have to say I really like Rainbow Place cafe, I definitely want to become a regular there! Dylan and Joe are something special, something unique. There is a bit of an age gap but there are some similar life experiences. The instant connection shows Joe what is really happening in his life and that it may be time for changes.
I really liked these two, they got me right in the feels. Their story felt real, the beautiful moments and the struggles. Joe has to come to terms with his relationship with Harry and what the future holds. Dylan certainly has his own issues that he’s dealing with and while these two seem to fit, the question of rebound is definitely there. I enjoyed this journey though, it was full of feeling and growth for both of these men! A great addition to this series and I hope we get more!
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.
One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.
Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.
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We are thrilled to share the release of Limit by Molly McAdams! I loved this book, as well as this series, definitely a must read! I hope you’ll check out my 5 star review and the great giveaway too!
I have really enjoyed the Rebel Series, and this book blew me away! I couldn’t put it down – Conor, Sutton and Lexi (along with the rest of this group) owned me right from the start and I had to know what was going to happen! This book has everything, twisted turns, messed up characters, beauty, anger, love, it is the perfect romantic suspense!
Sutton lives a privileged life, she is expected to be the perfect wife and has always been taught that her place is beside her husband, to make him happy. Even if that means she is terrified of him behind closed doors. Conor’s job is to protect, and Sutton is his newest mission. She doesn’t trust him, she fights him and he’s not even sure why she needs help, but he will protect her and her daughter. As secrets are revealed and the truth comes out, Sutton and Conor find an undeniable connection together, even when things are at there worst.
There was so much I loved about this story, the complex characters, the deep storyline plus you add in an adorable 6 year old and the rest of the gang from this series and it just checks all the boxes. My heart broke for Sutton as she comes to terms with the life she’s lived and who her husband really is, and it also broke for Conor as he deals with how he really feels about what Sutton means to him. At times, this is a raw, gritty read and at others it’s sweet and amusing. And don’t forget the passion between Conor and Sutton, man these two are hot! I don’t want to spoil anything but I have to say that I think the way Molly McAdams brings is all together is just brilliant and a wonderful end to not just this book but this series. A must read for sure!