New Release + Giveaway: Lover by TM Smith

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Blurb:

Life has not always been kind to Shannon Dupree. On the outside he’s carefree and fun loving, but when it comes to his past he’s evasive and secretive. Running away from emotionally bereft parents at just fifteen, Shannon escapes life with them but steps into the waiting arms of the devil.

Rory Landers is a rising star at the Bureau. His personal life, however, is nothing to write home about. He hopes to take his limited relationship with Frank Moore to the next level when they finally solve the Langford murder case, but that doesn’t turn out as planned. On the plus side, he meets free-spirited college senior Shannon Dupree.

Rand Davis finds himself fortysomething and single when his partner of more than a decade is unfaithful. Taking over the Cold Case Squad frees up some of his time, and Rand welcomes newfound friendships within the Langford-Moore family circle. He thinks relationships are not in the cards for him until he meets an agent with an attitude and a vivacious blond that make him want so much more.

Past, present, pain, and suffering collide, ushering in the possibility of a life and love worth fighting for. Although their personalities couldn’t be more different, their three hearts beat the same. Shannon, Rory, and Rand learn the definition of love, commitment, and strength and if they allow themselves, the trio will find all that and more—in each other.

Where to Buy:

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Author Bio and Links:

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

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Giveaway:

Leave a comment for a chance to win an audiobook copy of the first book in the series, Survivor.

Lover Playlist:

Music is a necessary part of my writing. I have playlists for every book I’ve written as well as favorite songs lists and certain artists I follow on youtube that I listen to while writing. I also search out LGBTQ artists and always have at least one song on every playlist from an open, out artist like Adam Lambert, Steve Grand and Eli Lieb. As an Author of Gay Romance I feel like it’s important to represent the genre and what better way than to share some really great artists and songs with all my readers?

The playlist for Lover needed to include songs for each guy as well as songs that would fit for their journey, their relationship, the struggles to come to terms with their feelings for one another while chartering the foreign territory that is a working threesome.

The first song on the list is ‘Bad at Love’ by Halsey. Seriously, within the first three chapters you’ll see that all three men haven’t had the best like with Love.

‘Find you’ by Nick Jonas was a song that made me think of Shannon the first time I heard it. He wants to be loved the right way so very badly. But even when love presents itself, he still struggles with letting that person get under his skin, has issues with thinking of anything as permanent.

‘Let it Go’ by James Bay screams Rory, and if you’ve read book 1 you know exactly why. If not, you really should because you get a bit of Rory’s backstory in Survivor.

‘Mercy’ by Shawn Mendes has Rand written all over it. He really takes a risk with his heart by falling in love with these two men.

I also had to include a video of my muse for Shannon; Actor, Model and Singer, Lucky Blue Smith. All the other songs on the list fit within the story like pieces of a puzzle and I hope you’ll read the book and where a certain song fits it will click for you.

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Studly Period

Studly Period (The Ivy Years, 3.5) by Sarina Bowen: Review by Lost in a Book

Studly Period (The Ivy Years, #3.5)

Blurb:

A serialized story from Sarina Bowen.
Get it here only. 

There are 1016 people in the freshman class at Harkness College. I can’t be the only socially awkward nerd girl virgin among them. Right?
It’s time I learn to talk to guys without blushing and stammering. So I take a confidence-building job at the student tutoring center. Twelve bucks an hour, plus human interaction. What could go wrong?
A fun-loving French Canadian hockey hunk, that’s what.
When Pepe Gerault sits down at my tutoring table, my brain shuts off and my mouth goes right into hyperdrive. Even the sound of my name on his lips—Josephine—gives me a mini orgasm.
I want to hand him my V-card. But all I manage to hand him is…my thesaurus. And my dignity. All seems lost, until I hatch a plan to get him alone…

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4 Stars

This was a refreshing little pick-me-up each week. The best part is that I could be lazy and have it be served directly to my email. For Free. Add in a nerdy girl still carrying her V-card and a hot ass french hockey player named Pepe and I was one verra verra happy Lost.

Pepe is this big bear of a hockey player with a fluffy teddy bear demeanor. English isn’t his native language and he heads to the tutoring center for help on his papers. This is where he meets the shy, Josephine. There’s lots of tutoring going on between these two. For real just tutoring… until there’s more and the build-up was fabulous.

I wish it was longer, the beginning and lead up was on point and once they got together it was sort of rushed and then tada here’s the epilogue. Still totally enjoyed it, it was freeeeeee, hit a bunch of my preference boxes and made me want a Pepe all to my self.

I was excited each time it hit my email inbox. Definitely Recommended.

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Love of the Egoist by Nero Seal

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►►BOOK INFO◄◄
Title: Love of the Egoist
Series: Egoist #1
Author: Nero Seal
Editor: Elizabeth Peters
Cover Design: Sublime Novels
Genre: Dark M/M Romance, Enemies2Lovers, Psychological Thriller, Contemporary
Release Date: May 20, 2018

Love of the Egoist (Egoist #1)

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“I wanted to play with you… punish you. But now, I want to ruin your world and turn it pitch

black. Isolate you so you don’t have anything left except me.

And remember, it’s your own fault.”

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Isolation. Loneliness. Endless silence stretching into eternity.
This is the personal living hell of police detective, Kuon Leiris.
His punishment for ruining the Black Duke’s deal.
But when nights come, it gets worse…
Cruelty. Care. Brutality. Affection.

Constant mind games where he can do nothing, but give in.

Yugo pours his every corrupt desire into his prey, testing the limits of their twisted relationship.

Do you dare enter a dark world where safe-words don’t exist?

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Journalist, poker player, casino events manager, designer, and SEO specialist, Nero Seal tried it all before committing to the idea of being an M/M fiction writer. Living in one of the most homophobic countries in the world, he has a lot to say. Being an avid traveler, he creates his imaginary worlds from the places he’s been and the people he’s met.
Characters are always talking in his head, forcing him to write their stories, using his 49 kinks as the ultimate weapon of alluring. When the voices in his head aren’t slaving him around, he is drawing, hiking, and procrastinating important things in favor of momentary gratification.

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Pre-Order COCKTALES- the Cocky Collective TODAY

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Cocktales, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th!

Cocktales Anthology

Publishing Date: May 26th

Cover Designer: CD Reiss

Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

Pre-order your copy today

Amazon: Coming soon

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Contributing Authors Include

Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword

Dylan Allen – ‘Cocked and Loaded’

Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Double Cocked’

Whitney Barbetti – ‘Cocksure Grin’

Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘A Wicked, Cocky Plan’

K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Magical Cock and Bull’

Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Don’t Get Cocky’

L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal’

Mariah Dietz – ‘Landmines’

Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – ‘Cock and Balls’

BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.’

Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall’

Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Tricky Bond’

Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – ‘Cockamamie’

Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Couture’

Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Culinary Cock-Up’

Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Crimson Cocktail’

Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Swag’

Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Love & Hate at the Stallion Station’

Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Going Down’

Katyi McGee – USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocksure Co-Star’

Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cockblocked’

Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Getting It Up’

Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Her Cocky Russian’

Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman’

Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’

Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Fight or Flight’

CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Capo’

Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Beard and Hen’

Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Color of Love’

Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Aligned’

Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – ‘All’

Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series’

Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Until the Cock Crows’

Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Chocolate and Cockup’

Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – ‘The Golden Sombrero’

Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Alpha’

Karla Sorensen – ‘Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story’

Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Mafia’

April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Code of Conduct’

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*ALL* net profits will be donated to:

Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

*Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com

 

Life of Bliss

Life of Bliss (Love Life #2) by Erin McLellan: Review by Lost in a Book for @BMBR

Synopsis:

Nobody plans to accidentally marry their frenemy with benefits.

Todd McGower and Victor Consuelos do not like each other. They can’t have a conversation without insults flying, and Victor seems to get off on pushing Todd’s buttons. The fact that their antagonism always leads to explosive sex . . . well, that’s their little secret.

Victor has a secret of his own. His full-blown crush on Todd is ruining his sex life. He hasn’t looked at anyone else in months, and he’s too hung up on Todd to find a date to his cousin’s wedding.

In a moment of weakness after a heart-stopping night together, Todd agrees to be Victor’s fake boyfriend for the wedding. Victor will have his plus-one—which will get his family off his back—and Todd will get a free mini-vacation. It’s a win-win.

But pretending to be fake boyfriends leads to real intimacy, which leads to too much wine, and suddenly, Todd and Victor wake up with wedding bands and a marriage license between them. That was not their plan, but a summer of wedded bliss might just change their minds.

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3.75 stars

Victoooooooooor!!! I had a serious case of excite finding out that Victor got his story. He was the highlight for me in book one and I had to get my hands on the sassy, hilarious, and fierce dancer. He didn’t disappoint.

Todd is a piano accompanist on summer break. We were introduced to Todd in book one as Rusty’s fickle ex. Todd and Victor were always biting each others head off and all that built up frustration led to “hate” sex. Don’t get too excited, the hate sex takes place off page. *sad face* But, they have chemistry and I’m a big fan of sass, sarcasm, and sex.

Life of Bliss begins when Todd and Victor have already been hooking up for 5ish months. They were able to keep these “booty calls” a secret from their best friends with their typical antagonistic behavior, making others none the wiser. Victor has been secretly pining after Todd since they met. After their latest hookup, Victor has a moment of weakness and invites Todd to his cousin’s wedding. Wedding + hidden feelings + lots of alcohol= drunken nuptials. What happens in Vegas Arkansas clearly doesn’t stay in Arkansas. They decide to give it the summer as a married couple and at the end, Victor and Todd will make a decision on whether they get a divorce or stay married.

“Maybe they’d move so fast and fuck so often that he wouldn’t have time to screw this up?”

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Todd has a lot of insecurities about his career path, financial situation, parental judgement, and inability to have a relationship. He does a bang up job of turning the doubt into a self-fulfilling prophecy and throws wrenches into their marital bliss throughout the summer.

Todd and Victor’s relational development wasn’t fully fleshed out on page, either. However, they had been hooking up many months prior to this book starting which gave us an established friendship, connection, and chemistry instead of strangers meeting. It’s also a sex heavy book which is to be expected with the status of their “relationship” prior to getting married.

I liked watching their growing pains and subtle changes as feelings progressed and deepened giving them a connection beyond sex. My favorite parts are the snarky parts though. The back and forth they have at the beginning is less frenemies and more foreplay. When they are “figuring” things out, they lost that part and I was a little bummed about it.

Life of Bliss is a low angst read with fabulous characters (😍😍Victor), syrupy sweet HEA closure- all wrapped up in a big ol’ ball of fluff. Recommended.

“I’ve liked you all along too. Even when I didn’t like you at all.”

Copy provided for honest review.

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A Love To Remember

A Love to Remember by Sarah Hadley Brook: Review by Lost in a Book

Synopsis:

Graham Hayes decided long ago he’d never be in a relationship. It was better to stay single than to fall in love only to be left alone, which he was certain would happen to him. He’d seen Alzheimer’s ravage his family members all his life, leaving their loved ones to deal with the fallout. Some of them stayed, but some didn’t. Graham isn’t going to risk it.

When he hires nurse Sam Morgan to take care of his dad during the day, his pledge to stay single is put to the test. He soon finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance.

Graham’s guarded his heart for so long, but his resolve is crumbling. Will he be able to conquer his fear to give himself a chance at love? Can he trust Sam to stick around for better or worse?

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3 Stars

This story fell into the just alright category on my reading enjoyment scale. It started off well enough but lost steam and depth as the pages turned.

Graham’s life is changing as he prepares to move in with his father who has early-onset Alzheimers. He works from home but needs assistance to monitor his father during the working hours. He’s able to hire a nurse named Sam to bear some of the weight and provide Graham peace of mind.

Graham has spent his life knowing he would stay single while partaking in quick one-off hookups. He has chosen the single path after watching multiple family members suffer from Alzheimers and the aftermath when they are left behind.

Sam’s an outgoing nurse that has the ability to put people at ease, especially Graham’s father. Graham and Sam Both have an instant attraction and try pretend to stay away from each other. While Graham is hot and cold about their relationship, Sam is completely upfront about his interest in Graham.

Most of the feels stem from the situation with Graham’s father. Alzheimers is an extremely heavy topic that I’ve experienced personally with my grandmother. It’s almost impossible not to feel each frustration, memory lost, confusing moment, and broken object as they happen. But outside of what Graham and his Dad are experiencing and how to cope with losing someone before they’re really gone, the romance was lacking.

I didn’t get Sam and Graham’s relationship beyond a convenient way to get off at first, even though they kept saying what an amazing connection they had. It didn’t get much better with all the discussions of how much they wanted each other without any emotional depth. A sexual connection is always appreciated but a believable emotional connection is necessary for me to fully enjoy a romance. Unfortunately, that mark was missed IMO.

There are a lot of trivial details included that detract rather than enhance the story. A Love to Remember is told through Graham’s POV and I think not having Sam’s was a missed opportunity. Graham became somewhat annoying and having an alternative POV would have broken up his ramblings and allowed readers to get to know Sam.

As I mentioned above, it’s an alright read with some situational feels, an easy HEA, minimal depth, and some heat in the beginning that trickled off quickly. As always, these opinions are my own and YMMV.

Copy provided for honest review.

 

Femme

Femme by Marshall Thornton: Review by Lost in a Book

Synopsis:

Queeny cocktail waiter, Lionel, wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.

 

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4 Stars

I want to be BFF with Lionel. He has a brand of snark that I’m completely on board for. He’s unapologetic about who he is and can rock short shorts and heels way better than I can.

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He’s sweet, sassy, and busting his ass each day to finally be safe and secure.

Dog is conflicted between what he wants and want he thinks he should/shouldn’t want. It’s clear that he wants Lionel but he just can’t seem to get himself together and make smart choices. He’s very introspective and eventually accountable for his behavior which I can appreciate… even if I wanted to strangle him a few times for his antics.

“I’m not always that quick. I mean, I kinda didn’t get what the big deal was, and if I was going to apologize for it the right way I needed time to figure it out.”

See? So sweet.

When Lionel and Dog were together, they were hot and adorable all rolled into one. Now, Dog’s family on the other hand #exasperated. I *somewhat* liked his sister in the beginning but by the end I wanted to buy stock in duct tape to permanently keep her mouth shut. His dad. *face palm* at least there’s growth all around. *shrug* Lionel’s friend Carlos is fanfuckingtastic though. He has a lot of quotable material that I thoroughly enjoyed.

“Straight people always think someone’s straight until you tell them. You could have a dick in your mouth and a butt plug up your ass, and a straight person would say, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’”

*snort*
*cackle*

Definitely recommended and I’m looking forward to checking out Lionel and Dog’s upcoming shenanigans since another book is being released.

Copy provided for honest review.

Briefs: Collection

Briefs: Collection by Anyta Sunday: Review by Lost in a Book

Synopsis:

Slow burn romance that quickens the heart. From sweet & light-hearted to raw and emotional – this collection contains eight contemporary gay romance novellas previously published individually between 2013 and 2016.

Sweet & Light-Hearted:

“Noticed Me Yet?”
Who is this Mr. X that Jacob keeps writing to? And how can he be falling for him?

“DJ Dangerfield”
Who is this DJ Dangerfield in Real Life? And will Justin like him in the flesh as much as on the air?

“Get It”
Why does unrequited love leave you blind as a bat to other things?

“500 Kisses”
Are 500 kisses all it takes to steal a heart?

“The Douglas Fir”
Can Jason find that magic gift to win his neighbor’s heart?

“It Could Be You”
What is worst – having won 15 million quid but not being able to find the bloody ticket, or the unrequited love you have for your roommate?

Raw & Emotional:

“Hearts”
Is it possible two dead hearts can see life again?

“Bird Meets Cage”
He was everything I wasn’t. He was the first man I ever loved, and he left without me ever telling him that the way he looked at me broke my heart.

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Overall Rating: 4 Stars

There was a time a couple years ago where I wouldn’t read anything shorter than 200 pages because I was a size queen. For some crazy reason, I never thought a full story could be fully encompassed in fewer pages. My oh My, I was wrong. This collection is made up of novellas that have an array of feels which help balance the fluffy stories with emotional ones. Anyta can write. Seriously. I never have to worry about her books being formulaic because each has a unique story with beautiful writing. Some of these shorts I have previously read and wrote very little about- but still very much enjoyed.

Noticed Me Yet?- 4 Stars

This was absolutely adorable. I was hooked and love the quirky little exchanges between Jacob & Mr. X. So sweet and freeeeeeeeee.

DJ Dangerfield- 4 Stars

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Okay, so I know that gif is kinda sorta creepy- but this short was like getting a book hug. The feelzzzzzz this left me with… *swoon*

For being such a short story, this had me reading with a dopey grin from its fleshed out and oh so likable characters, unique story, and their self discovery. The angst is pretty low but DJ Dangerfield and Justin have some complications to sift through.

Imagine you listen to the same radio station and call in to talk/banter/disagree with the DJ every night for a over a year. Then think about the connection and feelings that develop for someone you’ve never met and the trepidation on possibly ruining the magic by finally meeting? That’s this story.

It was SO. FREAKIN’. ADORABLE.

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Sex plays a very minor part in this short which was perfect. I didn’t need sex to feel the chemistry and connection these characters were working with. Once again, Anyta can make me fall in love with the worlds she builds and the amazing characters that navigate them. *dreamy sigh*

Get It- 3.25 Stars

This packed a UST punch with endearing MCs and some feels over the unrequited love that was so evident in all their interactions. Adorable.

500 Kisses- 4 stars

Another super sweet read and this short story was created from a prompt and picture. It’s amazing what authors can create from just those two things. I’ll forever be in awe of their creativity.

The Douglas Fir- 4 Stars

I totally loved this one. I’ll be honest, I skipped to the end of this story because I HAD to know what happened. But once I knew, I HAD to go back to where I left off and savor every word leading up to it. I wish it were longer, even a chapter more would have made all the difference. There’s a whole lot of pining going on and the resolution is at the very end which didn’t leave much time for us to see them together. Still, really really enjoyable.

It Could Be You- 3.5 Stars

This was 19 pages of goodness. Pretty much an extended scene that had me cheesy grinning the whole way through.

Hearts- 4.5 Stars

OMG sooooo unique with tons of feels. I wish it were longer but it really doesn’t need to be. Each word has purpose and goodness, I adored this short with Toby and Daniel. *swoon*

Bird Meets Cage- 5 Stars

*hangs head in shame*

I can’t believe I didn’t read this book because of its size. It’s Anyta Sunday for goodness sake. Anyta. Sunday. *smh* I just want to put her in my pocket and have her tell me stories all day long.

Loved. It.

Release Blitz + Giveaway: Whisper (A Skins Novel #2) by Garrett Leigh

 

 
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
 
Length: 260 pages
 
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Standalone second book in the Skins series.

Lonely physiotherapist Harry Foster has the world at his feet. A full client list, a six figure Instagram following, and a publishing deal for a book he doesn’t have time to write until his agent offers him a break—a retreat to the wild south west coast.

Cornish horseman Joe Carter is lonely too. Rescuing horses and managing Whisper Farm takes up most of his days, and by night he plays chicken with the farm’s perilous bank accounts.

At his sister’s unwelcome suggestion, he rents his only bedroom to a bloke from the city, and when Harry arrives, he’s everything Joe isn’t—calm, patient, and gorgeous enough to be exactly the kind of distraction Joe doesn’t need.

Harry doesn’t have time for distractions either—even shirtless farmers riding bareback past his bedroom window—but his moody host proves impossible to ignore.

On paper, they have nothing in common, but Joe is beautiful…glorious, and when an accident puts his life in Harry’s healing hands, the whisper of true love is inevitable. If the trouble that put the farm on its knees in the first place doesn’t get in the way.

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

 

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Back in the Game

Back in the Game by Meghan Quinn: Review by Cupcake

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Blurb:

Single dad and hockey star, Calder Weiss has put his love life on the back burner for the past five years, raising his daughter and keeping up with the demands of his profession.
But all that changes the minute Rachel Perry runs into him in the most unlikely of places, right outside the men’s bathroom. Vibrant and enchanting, she captures his attention, making it impossible for him to walk away without scoring her number.
Their connection is immediate, their attraction palpable, and their relationship undeniable. But Rachel isn’t the only girl in Calder’s life which scares him, because Calder’s daughter already lost her mother. He doesn’t want Shea to lose someone close to her again, making Rachel’s task of breaking through Calder’s wall that much more difficult.

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 3 Stars

Low angst cuteness

Sports romance is difficult for me to resist so when this came up for review I snapped it right up. I’m glad I did because this was a fun little read.

Calder and Rachel have a meet cute outside a restaurant bathroom where Calder’s fairy wings almost take out Rachel. He’s having a Daddy/daughter day and he’s committed to it!

Instant attraction quickly evolves into instalove. They hit it off and have a super cute first date during which Calder books the second date, so he’s into her. Then begins a flurry of texts since Calder is a professional hockey player and on the road pretty often.

Some of the dialogue can veer into Cheeseville but mostly I found their banter to be cute. Rachel is sassy, quick witted and confident. Calder is kind of a hot mess without the backstory to match it, but overall I thought this was a sweet, sexy diversion.

If you’re looking for a low angst, feel good sports romance that’s light on sports this story could be just the thing.

An ARC was provided.