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My Highland Cowboy by Alexa Milne

Alexa Milne - My Highland Cowboy CoverTitle: My Highland Cowboy

Author: Alexa Milne

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys

Length: Novel (196pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-78651-567-4

Publisher: Pride Publishing (6th June 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Duncan McLeish owns a ranch. Unlike most ranches, this one is in the Scottish Highlands. Having inherited a failing farm from his grandfather, he turns it into a successful business. He has friends and he loves his home, but he’s lonely, and not even infrequent trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh slake that thirst to find someone. Then Drew Sinclair walks into his life.

Drew Sinclair is tantalizingly close to getting his clothing brand noticed in the industry. He and his business partner, Joy, create individual dresses, while, on the side, Drew produces a line of men’s lingerie. He visits Scotland to design a bridal gown for his sister, Jenna, who is marrying Duncan’s best friend at Christmas.

Duncan and Drew have nothing except their Highland upbringing in common, but they say opposites attract, and the attraction is immediate. Is this simply a summer fling, or can two men who live such opposite lives miles away from each other find a way to love?

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to homophobia and references to death of a character’s parents.

Purchase Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/my-highland-cowboy

Review: When Drew meets Duncan he finds the one man who challenges his dreams of making it in the fashion design business, he falls hard for the Scottish cowboy but his life is in London and it’s tearing Drew apart to leave the sexy man behind. Duncan never dreamed that he’d meet a man like Drew, Drew is everything Duncan has secretly wanted but Duncan’s life is with his ranch in the Scottish Highlands and while he longs for Drew there’s no way a relationship could work… is there?

This is a great story that I found intriguing, the idea of a Scottish cowboy was just fascinating and having a fashion designer as his love interest was delicious.

Both Duncan and Drew are great characters; although it took me a short while to warm up to Drew (he was a little brazen at first). Both Duncan and Drew proved to be a match made in heaven, even though they do have a bit of angst as they try to work out what they both wanted and how to get it.

The story is perfectly written with it being a sweet romance with just an added dash of angst, the relationship is fast paced but it felt natural. Duncan and Drew just fit perfectly together making it seem natural for them to fall for each other so quickly.

I enjoyed this story and thought that it was a great read; it’s perfect for a lazy afternoon in the sun where we get a huge dose of romance shot through with hot sex.   

My Highland Cowboy by Alexa Milne Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Alexa Milne popping in today with her new release My Highland Cowboy, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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My Highland Cowboy

by

Alexa Milne

Duncan McLeish owns a ranch. Unlike most ranches, this one is in the Scottish Highlands. Having inherited a failing farm from his grandfather, he turns it into a successful business. He has friends and he loves his home, but he’s lonely, and not even infrequent trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh slake that thirst to find someone. Then Drew Sinclair walks into his life.

Drew Sinclair is tantalizingly close to getting his clothing brand noticed in the industry. He and his business partner, Joy, create individual dresses, while, on the side, Drew produces a line of men’s lingerie. He visits Scotland to design a bridal gown for his sister, Jenna, who is marrying Duncan’s best friend at Christmas.

Duncan and Drew have nothing except their Highland upbringing in common, but they say opposites attract, and the attraction is immediate. Is this simply a summer fling, or can two men who live such opposite lives miles away from each other find a way to love?

 (General Release Date: 6th June 2017) Amazon US | Amazon UK

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While You See A Chance by Alexa Milne Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Alexa Milne popping in today with the tour for her new release While You See A Chance, we have a great new excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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While You See A Chance

by

Alexa Milne

As children growing up in South Wales, Sion, Phil and Helen were known as the Three Musketeers, always together and never apart – but time moves on. Sion left to lecture in history at Yale. Phil married Helen because it seemed the obvious thing to do, and they settled down to life in Manchester.

Now all three are approaching sixty. After the death of his partner, and wanting to solve a family mystery, Sion returns to his childhood home to start again. When Helen announces she wants a divorce, Phil also returns home, to a new teaching job, and to renovate the ruin of a house he and Sion once dreamed of living in.

Neither man knows the other is back. Neither man knows how the other feels. With so much unsaid, and so many years apart, can Sion and Phil finally face the truth and take a chance on finding happiness together?

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While You See A Chance by Alexa Milne Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Alexa Milne popping in today with her new release While You See A Chance, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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While You See A Chance

by

Alexa Milne

As children growing up in South Wales, Sion, Phil and Helen were known as the Three Musketeers, always together and never apart – but time moves on. Sion left to lecture in history at Yale. Phil married Helen because it seemed the obvious thing to do, and they settled down to life in Manchester.

Now all three are approaching sixty. After the death of his partner, and wanting to solve a family mystery, Sion returns to his childhood home to start again. When Helen announces she wants a divorce, Phil also returns home, to a new teaching job, and to renovate the ruin of a house he and Sion once dreamed of living in.

Neither man knows the other is back. Neither man knows how the other feels. With so much unsaid, and so many years apart, can Sion and Phil finally face the truth and take a chance on finding happiness together?

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Choosing Home by Alexa Milne

Alexa Milne - Choosing Home CoverTitle: Choosing Home

Series: The Call of Home #1

Author:  Alexa Milne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (187 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: You can never escape from yourself.

Zac McKenzie is an ex-professional footballer with a secret he gave up his career to protect. Several years ago, he fled to his home in the North East of Scotland to avoid being outed as gay. Now, he owns a successful hotel and restaurant, but is it time to finally come out into the open?

Seth Pritchard feels he is damaged goods. He comes to Scotland to escape memories of the accident that left him injured, his bullying step-brothers and a life of lies.

For their whole lives, Zac and Seth have denied who they truly are to themselves as well as to others. When they meet, each man is forced to confront his fears and tear them down one by one.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-429-5

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/choosing-home

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book in this series so I am going to go slow with these stories.  I am not a fan of sports or guys that are into hiding.  It just seems to cliché to me.  However I did like that the guys get it right in the end.  Also this is another story that one of the guys is bi-sexual so I am definitely not getting into it as I should have.  I can sense a theme going on with this author.  

Zac is one amazing football player who got caught with another man.  He is so far in the closet he is going to join Asland in it.  He runs from being outed but in truth I can see that it as a chicken move. He is also a pushy jerk but it would seem to be what Seth needed. However, now that I have mentioned the other character.

Seth is a man that has lost most of the use of his leg after a car accident and a girlfriend. Well I am not going to mention the female at all, because let’s just say I saw no need.  He wants space from those around him, and to get away from his evil brothers.  He decides to go to work at the hotel that Zac now owns.  However these two are too predictable to be interesting.  It was like I knew how each one of them was going to react with the other.  

I have to admit that I skimmed through most of this story.  It just could not keep my attention like it should have.  The characters that were backing our guys just were not memorable to keep my site on them at all.  They seemed like they were forced to be there in my opinion.  This whole story was just not flowing like it should have and fell quite flat.  And then there is Seth’s abuse in the past, it was overdone. It really didn’t add anything to this story and seemed off. Let’s just say that this story just was overdone.  

I hate to admit it that this story just seemed to be rushed and overdone.  The pace was off on this story.  It didn’t make the story flow right.  What started off in the right direction fell to the side, as the characters seemed to mimic many others.  Now overall the story does have some great appeal and can be made into an amazing story.  However it fell off though.  It is a gentle love story with not a lot of heat.  These guys just didn’t have the right chemistry to make them the perfect couple.  I am afraid that this whole story did not rock my world at all.

Comfort Zone by Alexa Milne

alexa-milne-comfort-zone-cover-sTitle: Comfort Zone

Author: Alexa Milne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (220 Pages)

Publisher:  Pride Publishing (February 2, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: What would make you reach outside your comfort zone?

Aron Roberts helped his previous love discover a new one, so now he’s on his own, living only for his work and the times he manages to escape into the sky. He meets Joe Welsh again—a man he met at the roadside a year ago, a man who became an out-of-reach figure in his fantasies. Aron discovers Joe’s life has undergone major changes since their last meeting. The spark of attraction ignites into flames only to be put out by uncomfortable truths.

Can Aron overcome his fears and step out of his comfort zone to find love? Can Joe help Aron to deal with his past and trust him enough to allow Aron into his life?

With the help of family and friends, and a very determined one-year-old girl, Aron and Joe have a journey to make and obstacles to overcome, if they are ever going to get their happy ever after.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-961-9

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/comfort-zone

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  This book is linked to Sporting Chance but can be read as a standalone novel.

I can’t tell if I loved this story or hated it.  There seemed to be something missing that was important and the emotional rollarcoaster that it sends you on just didn’t really work for me like it should have.  Also it seemed to hint at certain things but did not follow through like it should have. I have read a couple of books by this author and it always hits me with her amazing ability at giving you a story.  

I could not really connect with either one of these guys but the kid rocked.  Now I am always one for when our guys have kids but those are different types of stories if you get my meaning.  So when a love story starts off with one of them having a kid from a previous marriage, especially one where they are bi-sexual doesn’t really work for me.  I am not a fan of bi-sexual characters but this one works it pretty good.  I just wondered if the wife had not died would he have been with the other man.  

Aron is an odd ball character who helped his lover find his true one.  He has always dreamed about the one man he had met some time ago.  Then he comes across Joe once more and things are definitely different.  His parents are those that one would never want I can tell you that.  He has not had the best role models, so when faced with a child things could be a bit sketchy.  He had never dreamed about family or even children, well things might just change.

Joe has an amazing family and a beautiful daughter.  His wife died giving birth, and now he was raising their child.  HIs parents were wonderful and helped quite a bit, but what he needed was an adult to love.  Aron is that man for him.  Now their first sexual encounter was completely off.  It was not something I would have read or enjoyed reading about.  The attraction is there, there’s heat between them but the author just did not rock me with the encounter.  It felt rushed and just odd.  

It is a very slow paced story which also didn’t do it any favors in my eye.  The story had great potential though.  It has some amazing characters backing them up which was a plus.  It is a story with pain, angst, tension, and some what hot.  However it did not really do anything for me I am afraid.  I just could not connect with this story, but then again it was just my feelings.  I am afraid that this story was just not for me.

A Bell Rings by Alexa Milne

51qjcXgDA5L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: A Bell Rings

Series:  Sequel to Not Every Time

Author: Alexa Milne

Genre: Angels & Demons/ Contemporary/ Erotic Romance

Length: 46 pages

Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 10, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes you only need to believe.

Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Only Jack doesn’t remember Raz at all and he certainly doesn’t remember falling in love with him. Now that Jack has moved in with his university housemates, explicit dreams begin of a blue-eyed male stranger. Needing a new flatmate after his best friend moves out, Jack is introduced to Raziel Slade who has extraordinary blue eyes. Jack has no idea how to cope with his attraction to the man.

Raziel Slade has a secret—he used to be an angel. He fell in love with Jack Hastings and happily became human, but the angels aren’t prepared to let him go, so they steal him back. All Raz wants to do is return to his lover any way he can.

When a film brings back Jack’s memories, will he feel the same as he did when he finds out what Raz gave up for him? And are the angels finally ready to let Raziel, the Keeper of Secrets, go?

Publisher’s Note: This book is a sequel to Not Every Time.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-414-1

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/a-bell-rings

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: In this book Jack has no memory of Raz whatsoever. Raz moves in with him as his roommate. Then he remembers slowly things of the past.

I didn’t like the fact that Jacks memory was messed with by other angels. If it was me I would have been pissed but Jack seemed to brush it off.

Sweet story.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Not Every Time by Alexa Milne

27465477Title: Not Every Time
Series: N/A
Author: Alexa Milne
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday Short
Length: 43 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75 Hearts
Blurb: What would you give up for love?

Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Jack has spent years searching for the perfect woman with the help of his wingman, Raz, the man he thinks of as his guardian angel. At a company Christmas party, the world Jack thought he knew turns on its axis, and feelings he didn’t know he had punch him right between the eyes. Can Jack learn to see his friend in an entirely different way?

Openly gay, Raz loves his best friend and has given up more than Jack will ever know to be with him, but he’s never dared to tell Jack how he truly feels, or to reveal his true identity. For twelve years, he has waited in the wings.

Now, with Jack’s sudden epiphany, can these two best friends work out if they have a future together?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-892-6

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/not-every-time

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet romance between two best friends Jack and Raz one of which is straight.

I really liked how these two seemed well matched though I would have preferred more to the story.

It was a little weird reading how Jack sees Raz dancing with someone else and realizes he could lose Raz.

Sweet and cute story.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Stay by Alexa Milne

25739369Title: Stay
Series: N/A
Author: Alexa Milne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (47 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 28, 2015) Available for early download
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: An act of kindness is never wasted.

Ben Harwood loves his grandmother. When he visits her in the hospital, another old lady, Ivy, expresses a longing for an orange, so Ben, who works in a supermarket, takes her oranges the next day.

Later, after attending his grandmother’s funeral, he discovers that Ivy has died too, and decides to pay his respects. There, he meets Ivy’s grandson, Martin Riley, and the attraction is instant. To his amazement, Ben finds he has become a bit of a hero to the Riley family, who have traveled over from America. For Martin, Ben breaks his three-date rule more than once.

Is this simply a holiday romance with great sex, or can he and Martin build something more permanent?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-671-7

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/stay

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book that I have read of Alexa’s and I was impressed. Although I must say it left me wanting more than just a taste. It is a great story and has some amazing potential but I needed more from it. I can honestly admit that I can see what happened between these two happening all around me, but I never thought love happened that fast. It was a cute love story with some tender parts though.

Ben loved his grandmother and knew her time was coming up. So he spent most of his free time with her and met her roommate at the hospital. He was saddened at the loss of not only his grandmother but her roommate. He had not expected to find true love at a funeral though. When one life ends a new life begins in more ways than one.

You can’t really go into a story without giving it away. It was a sad story but had a great ending. I had a blast reading it and look forward to looking at the rest of this author’s stories.

It was a great first read for me.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Rainbow Connection by Alexa Milne

81Togtk8hqL._SL1425_Title: Rainbow Connection
Series: N/A
Author: Alexa Milne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (126 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (May 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Mick Flanagan has kept himself hidden since his only lover died three years ago. He works at night, keeps to his routine, has impressive facial hair, and avoids contact with other people.

Enter Ceri Llewellyn, with his constantly changing rainbow-coloured hair, who seems determined to talk to him. Gradually, Mick tells his story and begins to trust Ceri, but Mick has a past that contains more than just a dead lover.

Can Ceri show him that he deserves to be loved and, above all else, help him find his true self?

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0403

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=AMRAINBW

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Alright, first off, let’s get Kermit the Frog out of our heads before we begin.

This is one fun book. Certainly interesting, we are introduced to a character, Mick, who is probably agoraphobic to some degree with OCD chucked in for good measure. Then there is Ceri, he is something of a knight in shining armour to Mick.

Mick’s back story is wonderfully interesting and heartbreaking. This is a guy who has been mentally abused by two people who apparently had unconditional love for him. Mick is an odd mix of naive, innocent and easily lead but his character is totally lovable.

He finds it difficult to move on. His mental scars are holding him back and probably exacerbated by his mental condition. Mick is very set in his routine – including his work hours and his shopping day/time. Mick works security, a job that was found for him when he was left floundering after the death of his lover.

This is where Ceri enters. He is an intriguing character in his own right. He works driving truck/filling vending machines, which is how he meets Mick. Ceri is interested but knows that Mick is the complete opposite to his type of guy. Ceri is certainly the opposite of Mick’s type with his rainbow coloured hair and motorbike. It is through meeting Ceri and through Ceri’s POV that we find out more and more about Mick. I’m going to put it out there, that Mick is more interesting character out of the two. Though Ceri is a wonderfully cuddly and sweet character in his own right.

As a side note, any Whovians are going to get a kick out of this book. Mick and Ceri begin to bond over the TV show Doctor Who, which even includes a road trip to Wales where the show is filmed. Seriously, as an avid fan I was cursing Ceri for not saying David Tennant was his favorite doctor but inordinately pleased that Captain Jack was a favorite companion. I will also guarantee that many fans will smile and know immediately the specific episodes being referenced, most of which from 9 and 10 era New Who.

I’m going to have to concede the heavy Doctor Who references increased my enjoyment but even without these, this is completely my type of book. That would be the reason why I read it. Sweet and wonderful, it is an interesting view on two very real characters who have their own issues.

I loved it, I hope others do too!

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *