Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Blog Tour : Love Means More by by A.F. Zoelle

 

A Good Bad Idea Story, Book 2

 

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Love Means More by A. F. Zoelle

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I’ve only met one person I couldn’t seduce—Augie Murphy, the man I love who thinks I’m straight. When I have a chance to be his fake boyfriend, it’s too much temptation to resist. It turns out that’s literally true, since I get carried away with a passionate kiss. He thinks it’s just a game, but it’s so much more than that.
Can I convince my best friend I want to be his boyfriend for real?

AUGUST “AUGIE" MURPHY

Ambrose is handsome, irresistible, and completely off-limits. That didn’t stop my stupid heart from falling in love with my best friend the first day we met. When he suggests we pretend to be boyfriends on a double date, my curiosity defeats my common sense. Even if we’re only pretending for one night, I want to know what it’s like to be loved by him.

Is it possible to turn my fake boyfriend for a night into my real one forever?

Love Means More is the second book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features fake boyfriends in a friends to lovers bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Excerpt:


August “Augie” Murphy


Our impromptu staring contest ended when he stood up and walked over to me. I could barely breathe as he stood close and gazed down at me with genuine desire. For once in my life, I had the good sense not to say a damn word and ruin everything.

He reached out and cupped my face in his large hands, his gaze never leaving mine. His voice was soft as he told me, “I wanted to pretend to be your boyfriend because I feared I’d never have a chance for real. I swear I wasn’t doing it to fuck with your feelings, Augie. I’m sorry I was too much of a coward to admit what I really wanted. One night of make-believe was the best I thought I could do.”

Was he serious? I stared at him in stunned disbelief. “What?”

“I denied my feelings for a long time, because I didn’t understand them. But I don’t want to run away from you anymore. I want to kiss you again. I want to explore every centimeter of you as I make you moan and claim you as mine. This isn’t about only one night or a quick fling. I want all of you forever, Augie.”

They were words I had hoped to hear but never thought he would utter, let alone mean. The pessimist in me feared it was too good to be true and needed reassurance. “Only me?”

“There’s no one else I have ever wanted more than you.” He brushed his thumbs against my cheeks with so much gentleness that it almost broke me. “I want you and only you. You never have to doubt that.”

My stupid mouth said before I could stop it, “But I’m not a woman.”

“No, you most definitely are not.” His lips quirked into a grin. “You’re you, and that’s the thing I love about you most of all.”

He leaned in slowly, giving me the opportunity to reject him if I wanted to. When I didn’t pull back, he kissed me with a devastating sweetness that melted my heart. The affection conveyed almost brought tears to my eyes at its perfection. As often as I had longed for fiery make-out sessions with Ambrose, that tenderness was what I yearned for more than anything else.

“If you can be patient with me, I’m willing to learn,” he promised. “After all, if Lucien and Rhys can figure this out, we can, too.”

I could have laughed at his competitive streak kicking in, but I didn’t. “Do you honestly think you could learn to love me?”

His broad hands slid down the curve of my spine, sending shivers through me. “I learned that lesson a long time ago. Let me show you how much.”

How could I say no?


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RHYS HUNTINGTON

I went to Las Vegas to marry my fiancée but ended up married to my best man instead. Considering I’m straight, I never imagined I would wake up in bed with a husband. We obviously need to get an annulment to undo our mistake. The only problem is, it turns out my feelings for my best friend Luci aren't quite as platonic as I thought.

What are the odds that my bad idea ends up being the best thing to ever happen to us?

LUCIEN "LUCI" ST. AMOUR

After Rhys and I secretly shared our first kiss as teenagers, I spent years suppressing my confusing feelings for him. But now that he’s my husband, it exposes the truth about the depths of my love for my best friend.

Could I really be lucky enough that he feels the same way about me?

Bet on Love is the first book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features a friends to lovers second chance romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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About A. F.:

A lifelong storyteller, writing has always been A.F. Zoelle’s greatest passion. When she’s not writing about gorgeous men being sexy and in love, she enjoys procrastinating on her studies and numerous side hustles to indulge in Japanese musical theatre. She looks forward to renouncing her nomadic scholarly life someday soon so she can have Ragdoll cats to come home to instead of just dust bunnies.

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ARC REVIEW : PIECES OF YOU by N.R. WALKER

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Title: Pieces of You
Author: NR Walker
Genre: MM Romance
Series: Missing Pieces, Book 1

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Missing Pieces Series, Book One.
Dallas Muller has everything he never expected he’d have. He owns a successful motorbike mechanic shop in Newcastle, and he’s madly in love with his boyfriend of four years, Justin Keith.
Justin has always struggled to find where he fit in, never realising his true worth or what it means to be loved—until he met Dallas. Living and working together might be too much for some, but Dallas and Justin wouldn’t have it any other way.
When a terrible accident tears their world apart, Justin’s left with no memory of Dallas or their relationship. Trying to put the pieces back together is almost impossible when some pieces are blank and some are missing altogether. Dallas has to let Justin find his own way back to him and just hope that their love will light the way.

N.R. Walker Bio


N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

For more about N.R. Walker you can find her at:
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nrwalker@nrwalker.net















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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*** WARNING : POSSIBLE SPOILER***


"My heart remembers you"

OMG where do I start?

Pieces of You is NR Walker's new series, and I think I'm pretty sure this series is going to be my new favorite from Nic!
The main theme of Dallas and Justin is Justin's ability to remember his last five years of his life with Dallas, his living in boyfriend, the most perfect boyfriend in the world.
Perfect.
Yeah. That's the only word to describe Dallas.
After a devastating accident that day, Dallas was just a handsome stranger who's there everyday accompanying Justin through his recovery. He didn't remember Dallas. At all.
But Dallas, because he's already perfect, he stays.
My heart hurts for Dallas, for the love he gave Justin so freely, so unconditionally. My God, like the doctor said to Dallas, she wish every patients of her, got someone like Dallas.
Because even though Justin thought he's still a stranger, Dallas was there for him.

“I’m not going anywhere, Juss. We can get back to this. If you never remember anything, it’s okay. We’ll make new memories. You’re very loved by everyone. You’ll have it again.”He closed his eyes again, tears beading on his eyelashes. “I want to remember,” he whispered.


Justin's brain remembered, or knowing some things, but never Dallas.
There's one thing Justin determined telling Dallas and everyone about the 'poster of Harley Davidson' he kept seeing in his dream, but he didn't see yet. But one day, something happened, and Justin heart knows, that his heart remembered Dallas.
But would everything back to normal, or Justin and Dallas have to fight for their future together to be the way they were before, or make a new memories?

"Years ago, I made a promise to you to be by your side through whatever life threw at us. I know you don’t remember, but you don’t have to. Because I remember. And I’ll be by your side for as long as you’ll have me.”


Pieces of You is a tear jerking story that I wouldn't change to another story.
The love Dallas gave to Justin was just beautiful, it hurts. I wanted to hold Dallas all the time and tell him,
"Everything will be okay"

Note : this is a series, but the ending is not a cliffhanger, so you can read it right away. Very much highly recommended!

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Monday, 18 May 2020

ARC REVIEW : Never Say Never (Lost in New York #3) by Felice Stevens

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One taste leaves them wanting more…
INGREDIENTS:
Francisco “Frisco” Martinelli. Hot and spicy. Beautiful on the outside, dark and damaged on the inside. Handle with extreme caution.
Salvatore “Torre” Rossi. Sweet with a kick of spice. Gentle at first, can become swiftly and irrevocably addictive to the heart.

A RECIPE FOR ROMANCE
One snobby food critic who doesn’t believe in love
One down-to-earth food blogger who does
Add a touch of suspicious brother
A heaping serving of best friend who’s been waiting for this to happen

Blend with secret identities, past hurts, and judgments.
Stir in equal portions of desperate longing, desire, fear, and snarky humor.
Set over open flame, step back, and wait for sparks to fly.
Serve as is for an explosive love story that will leave you with a full heart and a ridiculously happy smile at the end.

This is the third book in the Lost in New York series but can be read as a stand alone.




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My rating: 5 of 5 stars






POSSIBLE SPOILER

Sometimes life had a funny way of coming back and biting you in the ass



Never Say Never is a soulful story about finding yourself and leaving the past behind and never look back. Felice Steven's books always easily become my comfort reads every time I need a good book, with a little angst but not the kind that I hate, with a guaranteed happy ending. That's what I came for.

"There's no time on grief, no expiration date for pain. But when you don't let go of the past, every day you keep breaking and rebreaking your heart, over and over, until it becomes too weak to heal"




When Frisco made an appearance in Presley's book, I knew right then, I wanted his own book.
Someone like Frisco will have an interesting story to tell. I needed Frisco's story so bad, fortunately, everyone needed Frisco's story to tell.
I hurt for Frisco's past, no wonder he was what he was before he met Torre, aka Salvatore Grant, his online forever enemy in food reviewer business.
Frisco held nothing when it comes to his review, he was blunt, harsh and have no mercy for the food he didn't like.
But. even in food reviewer's world, politics makes people's life miserable.
When Frisco forced to review one restaurant that wasn't his field, he met Torre and cannot forget him after.
But Frisco was a one night, one time only guy, no romance, no relationship. His past will tell you why he's such a relationship phobic.
Enemy that they were, both Torre and Frisco cannot be far from each other for too long, but there were still some secrets that remained a secret.
If not for their determinations, and a little help from Presley, maybe there won't be Torre and Frisco.



Reading about Frisco's past hurts me, i wanted to wrap him in a blanket and be a momma bear him.
Glad that everything was great in the end, a guaranteed happy ending for them all.
Including everyone in the series (you'll get free bonus story at the end of the book).


Bonus story review :

After Frisco and Torre set their goals for their new business, some things happened with them. Especially with Presley who's still needed to meet Arden, and apologized one's more.
When Presley met Arden, I cannot held my tears for both of them, between happy and very sad for they were both victims of a cheater.
It was so freeing reading that they're finally came to be friends, and let go of the past.
This bonus scene alone deserved five stars. Because, all the guys are finally got their happily ever after. And I'm happy.

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