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Poppy’s Secret by Andrew Grey

Andrew Grey - Poppy's Secret CoverTitle: Poppy’s Secret

Series: Dreamspun Desires #28

Author: Andrew Grey

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (190 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15 Feb 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A second chance born of love.

Pat Corrigan and Edgerton “Edge” Winters were ready to start a family—or so Pat thought. At the last minute, Edge got cold feet and fled. Pat didn’t bother telling him the conception had already gone through and little Emma was on her way. He didn’t want a relationship based on obligation. He’d rather raise his daughter on his own.

Nine years later, Emma and her Poppy are doing fine. Edge isn’t. He realizes what he threw away by leaving, and he’s back to turn his life around and reclaim his family. It’ll take a lot to prove to Pat that he’s a new man, and even if Edge succeeds, the secret Pat has hidden for years might shatter their dreams all over again.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-145-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/poppys-secret-by-andrew-grey-8070-b

Reviewer:  Prime

Review: For me Andrew Grey is always a go to on my list of authors I must read. He has a way with emotion and getting the reader (or at least me) to connect to his characters’ emotions with his magical use of words. Poppy’s Secret is no exception to this, even if the secret only one layer of many that function in the book to keep our MCs apart until they, essentially, get their shit together. I also love how Andrew Grey weaves in themes of love and family – often with a child character who is being raised by a strong single father until the love interest enters the picture.

As for the story itself, it’s quite predictable in the way that you can just see exactly what is going to happen or at least figure out the facts/secrets between the two MCs. It’s the how and the why of the story which makes this book a ride worth taking. Nine years ago Pat and Edge had been head over heels in love and planning for a surrogate to start a family. But Edge got cold feet and left their small town home for Boston and never looked back. Yet in the present, he is back in Harrisburg and one thing on his list is definitely trying to make up for the mistake he had made when he had left Pat. Edge has a lot of groveling in his future, trying to make his way into Pat’s, and Pat’s daughter Emma’s life.

This is a wonderful story of everlasting love, strength and reunion. Andrew Grey fans will not be disappointed, this one reminds me in part of some of the installments from his Senses series, which I adore.

Poppy’s Secret by Andrew Grey Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Andrew Grey popping in for a quick visit with his upcoming release Poppy’s Secret, we have a brilliant guest post where we learn of the inspiration behind Poppy’s Secret and we have a great excerpt, so guys, check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Poppy’s Secret

(Dreamspun Desires 28)
by

Andrew Grey

A second chance born of love.

Pat Corrigan and Edgerton “Edge” Winters were ready to start a family—or so Pat thought. At the last minute, Edge got cold feet and fled. Pat didn’t bother telling him the conception had already gone through and little Emma was on her way. He didn’t want a relationship based on obligation. He’d rather raise his daughter on his own.

Nine years later, Emma and her Poppy are doing fine. Edge isn’t. He realizes what he threw away by leaving, and he’s back to turn his life around and reclaim his family. It’ll take a lot to prove to Pat that he’s a new man, and even if Edge succeeds, the secret Pat has hidden for years might shatter their dreams all over again.

Release date: 15th February 2017

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Fire and Hail by Andrew Grey

Andrew Grey - Fire and Hail CoverTitle: Fire and Hail

Series: Carlisle Cops 05

Author: Andrew Grey   

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 16, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.

What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.

Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet—and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend—an equal-opportunity jerk—could tear down everything they’re trying to build.   

ISBN: 978-1-63533-318-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/fire-and-hail-by-andrew-grey-8051-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I cannot believe that I have not been reading this author’s work before.  Damn, not only was this perfection in my eyes, but the characters just rocked it.  Now I admit that I started with this book but as soon as I finish this review I am going to start with the very first book in this series.

Brock had two boyfriends that he had been serious about, but both had ended badly in his eyes.  The first one was in college and it was because Vinny hadn’t been out to anyone. The other was to Clive, who was more into pain than anything else.  Now in my eyes Clive could fall off the planet.  Now here he was in the job he wanted and things were going good.  He just hadn’t expected his first traffic stop to be Vinny.  Then another stop found him two small children in the trunk of a sports car.  Guess who their uncle is, yes you guess it right our very own Vinny.

Vincent was shocked to learn he had a niece right along with his nephew.  However not as shocked as he was when he found out what his sister had done.  It is up to him, with some help from our sexy cop to show these kids what a good home is.  Abey and Penny are going to need to help our two sexy men also.  However if you want to know more about these amazing people, well pick up the book.

I always did love a man with a gun, but Brock is one amazing man.  He is all cop but he has one of the biggest hearts around.  He is tender, sweet and very caring towards all.  His heart also breaks when those around him are hurt.  You can see this when he first meets the kids, and it will bring a tear to your eyes.  At first Vincent came off as a punk in away, but then the further in you get you can see that he is a very sweet young man whose heart is just as big.  I had a lot of fun reading this and can definitely tell you that this is going to be one of those books you read more than once. 

I loved this story and would definitely recommend it to all.  Way to go Andrew, keep them coming.

Fire and Snow by Andrew Grey

Andrew Grey - Fire & Snow CoverTitle: Fire and Snow

Series: Carlisle Cops #4

Author: Andrew Grey   

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Fisher Moreland has been cast out of his family because they can no longer deal with his issues. Fisher is bipolar and living day to day, trying to manage his condition, but he hasn’t always had much control over his life and has self-medicated with whatever he could find. 

JD Burnside has been cut off from his family because of a scandal back home. He moved to Carlisle but brought his Southern charm and warmth along with him. When he sees Fisher on a park bench on a winter’s night, he invites Fisher to join him and his friends for a late-night meal.

At first Fisher doesn’t know what to make of JD, but he slowly comes out of his shell. And when Fisher’s job is threatened because of a fire, JD’s support and care is more than Fisher ever thought he could expect. But when people from Fisher’s past turn up in town at the center of a resurgent drug epidemic, Fisher knows they could very well sabotage his budding relationship with JD.   

ISBN: 978-1-63477-328-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/fire-and-snow-by-andrew-grey-6867-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I read this series out of order but it doesn’t really seem to matter though.  I mean you are introduced to the previous guys but the story itself is based on the two characters.  When I read book five, I had to jump and grab the other four books.  It is a very entertaining series from what I can tell and just about rocked my world.

JD has basically been cast out by his family and when I say family I mean his mother.  He actually has that in common with Fisher.  Fisher had been kicked out because of his injury that made him bi-polar.  His ex had dumped him because he couldn’t deal with it and his mother is just a plain old bitty.  When JD sees Fisher sitting out in the cold on a bench, he wants to help him out.  He just had not really expected to find out he wants so much more.

Fisher had been injured in a car accident that left him with partial memory loss and bi-polar.  He lost his family and his boyfriend, and didn’t think there was anything left for him in that sense.  So when a sexy cop asks him to a late dinner, he jumps at it.  Then a fire leaves Fisher without a job temporarily and things just keep getting harder for him.  If you want the full details then I would suggest reading the book.

Let’s just say that this is one series that will be read many times over.  Not only do you get sexy cops with guns, but danger, suspense and a sexy man.  It was fully detailed and the action just kept on coming.  I had a lot of fun reading this and can’t wait for more books in this series.  Way to go Andrew, keep the book coming.

Fire and Hail by Andrew Grey Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Andrew Grey visiting with us today with his upcoming release Fire and Hail, we have a short guest post from Andrew and a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Fire and Hail

(Carlisle Cops 05)
by

Andrew Grey

Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.

What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.

Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet—and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend—an equal-opportunity jerk—could tear down everything they’re trying to build.

Release date: 16th January 2017

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Noble Intentions by Andrew Grey Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Andrew Grey popping in today with his upcoming release Noble Intentions, we have a short guest post and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Noble Intentions

by

Andrew Grey

Robert Ashton is in for the surprise of a lifetime. His mother, a bit of a rebel, raised him away from the rest of the family, and it’s not until he’s contacted by his lawyer about an inheritance that he learns who he truly is: the new Earl of Hantford. His legacy includes ownership of the historic Ashton Park Estate—which needs repairs Robert cannot afford. He’ll simply do what the nobility has done for centuries when in need of money. He’ll marry it.

Tech wizard Daniel Fabian is wealthy and successful. In fact, he has almost everything—except a title to make him worthy in the eyes of the old-money snobs he went to prep school with. His high school reunion is looming, and he’s determined to attend it as a member of the aristocracy.

That’s where Robert comes in.

Daniel has the money, Robert has the name, and both of them know they can help each other out. But their marriage of convenience has the potential to become a real love match—unless a threat to Daniel’s business ruins everything.

Release date: 12th December 2016

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The Playmaker by Andrew Grey Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have Andrew Grey popping in for a quick visit today with his upcoming release The Playmaker, Andrew shares with us a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Playmaker

by

Andrew Grey

Professional football player Hunter Davis is learning that saying he’s gay is very different from actively being in a relationship with another man—especially in the eyes of his teammates and fans. So when Hunter needs a personal assistant to keep him organized, he asks for a woman to prevent tongues from wagging.

Montgomery Willis badly needs to find work before he loses everything. There’s just one position at the agency where he applies, but the problem is, he’s not a woman. And he knows nothing about football. Still, Hunter gives him a chance, but only because Monty’s desperate.

Monty soon proves his worth by saving Hunter’s bacon on an important promotional shoot, and Hunter realizes he might have someone special working for him—in more ways than one. Monty’s feelings come to the surface during an outing in the park when Hunter decides to teach Monty a bit about the game, and pictures surface of them in some questionable positions. Hunter is reminded that knowing he’s gay and seeing evidence in the papers is very different for the other players, and he might have to choose between two loves: football and Monty.

Release date: 18th November 2016

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Eyes Only For You by Andrew Grey

andrew-grey-eyes-only-for-you-coverTitle: Eyes Only For You

Series: Eyes of Love #2

Author: Andrew Grey

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (193 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (10 October 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Marcello Bagnini has a history of falling for the wrong men, and it seems he’s done it again. Working out at the gym with his straight friend Jerry is becoming harder by the day-in more ways than one. Worse yet, Jerry isn’t the only one who notices Marcello’s wandering eyes. So instead of risking his friendship with Jerry and alienating the other guys at the gym, Marcello keeps his feelings to himself.

Real estate agent Jerry Foland has never explored his interest in other men, but there’s something different about Marcello, and Jerry’s starting to think he might like to see where his attraction could lead. However, Jerry’s controlling father makes it clear that it’s either stay on the straight and narrow or Jerry can say good-bye to his family.

As much as they try to stay away from each other, their lives overlap, both at the gym and when Jerry is contracted to sell the home of one of Marcello’s friends. Friendship grows into more, but Jerry’s father has his own agenda, and it doesn’t include having a gay son.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-687-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/eyes-only-for-me-by-andrew-grey-1112-b

Reviewer:  Prime

Review: I’m going to start by the outset. I love Andrew Grey. I love his writing style and I love the characters that he creates, weaving them into relatable situations that keep you glued to the screen or page. If I see an Andrew Grey book that I’ve, Heaven forbid, missed, I will go and devour that quick smart.

Eyes Only for You is one of those books that have slipped through the cracks for me. In fact, I also missed the first book in the series, Eyes Only for Me, but luckily this sequel works perfectly fine as a standalone book. However, for those that read the first book, you’ll probably be pleased to hear that Ronnie and Clay (yes, I went to read about what I missed while writing this review) do make a number of appearances throughout the book. Overall, this was an enjoyable book. I think because it was written by Andrew Grey that leaves me more disappointed than a normally would be for a book like this.

The story is about Marcello and Jerry. The story is relatively simple. Jerry has never acted on his attraction to men before, but one day he just cannot hold back, especially after his break with a woman. Marcello is Jerry’s work out buddy and despite knowing that the man is straight he finds himself intensely attracted to him. The biggest problems for these guys – Jerry remaining in the closest (his family aren’t particularly nice) and Marcello being in a near identical situation in his previous relationship. Marcello also has challenging parents but they are now more accepting of their son’s sexuality than Marcello realized.

The storyline is one that hooks me, even ignoring the fact that Andrew Grey wrote the book. However, the words on the page didn’t quite catch me. OK, so this is difficult to explain. But to me there were a number of chapters where key events happened and I really enjoyed. Then in between them there was… well, there were chapters that I found just a tad boring, they felt like they were just filling in words and conversation that didn’t feel relevant. And, man, was that disappointing because I wanted to love everything about this book and give it an enthusiastic 5 stars.

That was my biggest issue I had while reading this. Other issues that I had with the book are primarily centered around the fact that the first few chapters were slow and didn’t feel like they were going anywhere (they were part of the filler chapters I talked about a few sentences ago). I think it was in this set up that I also found it hard to actually like Jerry. Don’t get me wrong, I eventually did as he had his “Gay for You” epiphany and just what Marcello truly meant to him, but at first he was not an easy person to like.

As I said earlier, because I love Andrew Grey’s books, I set my expectations very high for this book. This is primarily for people that like a gay for you romance.

Senses Vol 01 by Andrew Grey

andrew-grey-senses-vol-01-coverTitle: Senses Vol. 01

Series: Senses (Dreamspinner Press Bundles)

Author: Andrew Grey

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: 458 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (2nd Sept 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes the heart is the most important sense. Caring for a young daughter with cancer is almost enough to make Ken Brighton give up, in Love Comes Silently, but former singer and next-door neighbor Patrick Flaherty brings hope for both of them—if he can manage to break his silence. In Love Comes in Darkness, Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his independence, in spite of his blindness, but when tragedy strikes, he may have to accept help in the form of unassuming Gordy Jarrett. In Love Comes Home, Greg Hampton’s son Davey is losing his eyesight, but Tom Spangler isn’t going to let that stop a boy from playing his favorite game.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-620-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/senses-vol1-by-andrew-grey-7463-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I adore Andrew Grey’s Senses series – and now we have the first three books in one totally emotional and wonderful volume. That being said, the first three books are: Love Comes Silently, Love Comes in Darkness and Love Comes Home. As the series title suggests, each book in the series deals with some sort of sense – Love Comes Silently deals with a singer who lost his voice. Love Comes in Darkness deals with a blind MC. And in Love Comes Home the son of one of the MCs is losing his sight, but father and son have a savior who wants the little boy to live a normal life despite steadily losing his vision.

For the most part these books can read as standalone installments, but there is some overlap between the characters and things that are mentioned in passing to have happened. If you love one book, you should just go full hog and read the entire series in order to get a good feel for things. Consider Volume 1 of the series as a trial to my recommendation. I will briefly talk about each book, but you must understand, I rate them all as a 5 and in each of them at one point or at multiple points Andrew Grey totally made me cry from all the overflowing emotion.

andrew-grey-01-love-comes-silently-coverLove Comes Silently: This is one of those books which is just so damn relatable and packed full of emotion. I cried multiple times through this book because Andrew Grey knows how to tug at the heart strings. Ken Brighton is an artist, a very successful one. His partner has recently left him, mostly because he couldn’t handle the fact that Ken has an adopted daughter very well. On top of all that, Ken’s daughter, Hanna is becoming sick and they find out she has cancer. The little girl fights a courageous battle but it is mysterious presents that keep up both Hanna and Ken’s spirits. At first Ken thinks they are from his ex, but that isn’t the case.

Patrick Flaherty lost his gift to sing, and therefore lost his very successful career, two years ago. He is basically a recluse except for being close to his cousin Julianne and her husband and son. He has a crush on his relatively new neighbor, Ken. And when he realizes that Hanna is sick he does what he can to cheer them up – including making mac and cheese that Hanna loves.

This is a totally sweet story that is straight from the heart. I love both Ken and Patrick, they work well together. Despite his lacking self confidence Patrick brings a very important dose of strength to Ken and Hanna.

andrew-grey-02-love-comes-in-darkness-coverLove Comes in Darkness: Howard Justinian was born blind and refuses to be coddled by anyone. He knows that he can live an independent life, but there are some controlling characters in his life, one of which is his now ex boyfriend. But luckily for Howard, he meets Gordy Jarrett when his ex leaves him stranded in the middle of the road. Gordy is a really caring and sweet soul. He fits Howard perfectly, but Howard tends to be stubborn.

Howard has to learn to let love in, but also learn that love can be about helping without controlling. This is particularly important when a life changing event means that Howard not only loses his sister, but he has been made the guardian to his niece. Sophia, for her part, also helps her Uncle Howie realize the importance of love when it comes so willingly because he is exactly what the little girl needs.

andrew-grey-03-love-comes-home-coverLove Comes Home: We return once again to a plot line which involves a sick child. This time it is Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey. The little boy loves baseball and lives for Little League, but he is having problems with his vision. The diagnosis shatters father and son because Davey is going blind.

The angel that helps this irresistible duo is Tom Spangler. Well, actually, Howard and Gordy from book 2 are more the saviors, but Tom is the major researcher and facilitator. He wants to help Davey and he wants to help Greg help Davey too. Much like Patrick and Gordy, Tom is a big guy with a big heart. It’s impossible not to love him. By the end of it we can rest assured that Greg and Davey are in safe hands.

As it is already clear: I love these books. These were probably the first Andrew Grey books that I brought a few years ago and I have not looked back. I love the new release with the first three books. I dare you not to cry in any of these books! I just spent twenty minutes trying to find the quote from an Australian TV series called Changi which sums up my feelings of these books “… They touch the spirit and pacify the angels.”

Eyes Only For You by Andrew Grey Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have Andrew Grey stopping by his upcoming release Eyes Only For You, we have a short guest post from Andrew and have a fantastic new excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Eyes Only For You

(Eyes of Love 02)
by

Andrew Grey

Marcello Bagnini has a history of falling for the wrong men, and it seems he’s done it again. Working out at the gym with his straight friend Jerry is becoming harder by the day—in more ways than one. Worse yet, Jerry isn’t the only one who notices Marcello’s wandering eyes. So instead of risking his friendship with Jerry and alienating the other guys at the gym, Marcello keeps his feelings to himself.

Real estate agent Jerry Foland has never explored his interest in other men, but there’s something different about Marcello, and Jerry’s starting to think he might like to see where his attraction could lead. However, Jerry’s controlling father makes it clear that it’s either stay on the straight and narrow or Jerry can say good-bye to his family.

As much as they try to stay away from each other, their lives overlap, both at the gym and when Jerry is contracted to sell the home of one of Marcello’s friends. Friendship grows into more, but Jerry’s father has his own agenda, and it doesn’t include having a gay son.

Release date: 10th October 2016

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Love Comes To Light by Andrew Grey ~ Audiobook

andrew-grey-love-comes-to-light-cover-audio-sTitle: Love Comes to Light

Series:  Senses 06

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Genre: Contemporary, Arts

Length: 6 hrs, 4 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (11th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Artist Arik Bosler is terrified he might have lost his creative gift in the accident that left his hand badly burned. When he’s offered the chance to work with renowned artist Ken Brighton, Arik fears his injury will be too much to overcome.

He travels to Pleasanton to meet Ken, where he runs into the intimidating Reg Thompson. Reg, a biker who customizes motorcycles, is a big man with a heart of gold who was rejected by most of his family. Arik is initially afraid of Reg because of his size. However, it’s Reg’s heart that warms Arik’s interest and gets him to look past the exterior to let down his guard.

But Arik soon realizes that certain members of Reg’s motorcycle club are into things he can’t have any part of. Reg can’t understand why Arik disappears, until he learns Arik’s injury was the result of his father’s drug activity. Though neither Reg nor Arik wants anything to do with drugs, the new leadership of Reg’s club might have other ideas.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I absolutely adore Andrew Grey’s Senses series. This series can be read as standalone or in order. It’s just that some of the couples we encounter throughout have already had their own fantastic story. This series is about men who have lost/ or had a major injury that weakens one of their senses. Some of the characters being artists are a bit of a recurring theme, but all in all, these are intense stories that are really nice and sweet. Love Comes to Light is no exception to any of this praise and is a fantastic addition to the series.

Here, we meet artist Arik, who has a major injury to his hand which means that he has lost his ability to paint and produce the beautiful pieces of art he had started to build a reputation for. Before the injury he had entered a piece into a contest for famous artist Ken Brighton whose story is actually book 1 of the series. Now Ken wants to collaborate with him and despite knowing he would be sent one soon after making the drive from Michigan to Pleasanton and Ken saw that he could no longer paint.

Lucky for us, Ken is ready to pick up the mantel of mentor to give Arik a chance to rediscover himself. (If you want to have a good cry and have a HEA you should really go back to Love Comes Silently if you haven’t already.) Arik has his reasons for being jumpy, especially around big men like Reg, but from the start these guys are just wonderful. Reg is a gentle giant and more than ready to show Arik that he doesn’t need to be scared and that Ken is right, Arik can still be an artist. In the end, it’s all up to Arik, can he take a risk to start over a new life in a new town, with a new man?

Everything about the story and the narration is wonderful. The narration by Greg Tremblay really lends to the heartfelt plotline of the story. If you love the Senses series – or if you like your men brimming with inner strength, this story is all heart. In fact, I’d love to go back through this series in audio, although I have read through the series 3 times so far.

Planting His Dream by Andrew Grey ~ Audiobook

andrew-grey-planting-his-dream-cover-audioTitle: Planting His Dream

Series:  N/A

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator: Derrick McClain

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 6 hrs, 37 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (12th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Foster dreams of getting away, but after his father’s death, he has to take over the family dairy farm. It soon becomes clear his father hasn’t been doing the best job of running it, so not only does Foster need to take over the day-to-day operations, he also needs to find new ways of bringing in revenue.

Javi has no time to dream. He and his family are migrant workers, and daily survival is a struggle, so they travel to anywhere they can get work. When they arrive in their old van, Foster arranges for Javi to help him on the farm.

To Javi’s surprise, Foster listens to his ideas and actually puts them into action. Over days that turn into weeks, they grow to like and then care for each other, but they come from two very different worlds, and they both have responsibilities to their families that neither can walk away from. Is it possible for them to discover a dream they can share? Perhaps they can plant their own and nurture it together to see it grow, if their different backgrounds don’t separate them forever.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: So, I’m going to have to get to the crux of my issues here without any warning. I need to get this off my mind.

This is a great story. In fact, anyone familiar with Andrew Grey will be happy with read or listen to this one, I think. For those that have enjoyed Grey’s Farm series in the past will not be disappointed, though instead of focusing on Amish we are dealing with the world of migrant workers in a very much seasonal industry. For the audio, I would have rated this one a 4/5 – while I really liked the story, I can’t say that I out of this world love it, despite the fact that I really have no complaints about the story as a whole. However, I had to take a ½ a point off the rating based on the audio – I just wasn’t feeling it.

My biggest problem was that it was difficult to differentiate Javi from Foster in the narration, when Javi is very much obviously a migrant worker with an accent compared to Foster’s all American rural boy persona. I don’t think that it bothers me so much about the handful of other accents that could have been put into the narration, but since Javi is a main character I felt that the distinction for between his character and Foster’s character would have made it a more enjoyable listen. In the past I have enjoyed Derrick McClain’s narration (especially How to be A Normal Person by TJ Klune), but for this one, it just wasn’t my thing.

Ok, that is finally off my chest.

As I said, while I really enjoyed this story, I can’t say that I had a strong love for it or would be tempted to read or listen to it again. Foster has worked on his parents’ farm since he was old enough to do chores. Often his father has migrant workers come in to help harvest the asparagus every year, and when the story opens Foster, feeling the strains of being forced to work on the farm, meets the very handsome Javi. Javi, his parents and younger siblings have been hired to help Foster’s father harvest. Both men may feel something but nothing happens for now. It is only the following year, after Foster’s father dies, that Foster is trying to keep the family farm afloat for his mother and grandmother. He meets Javi again that the two young men can begin to contemplate their feelings.

The story is really about two young men discovering themselves. It is certainly an awakening, for both the characters, and what follows is a beautiful friendship and relationship.

Eyes Only For You by Andrew Grey Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have Andrew Grey stopping by with the cover to his new release Eyes Only For You, we have a fantastic excerpt to go with the wonderful cover, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Eyes Only For You

by

Andrew Grey

Marcello Bagnini has a history of falling for the wrong men, and it seems he’s done it again. Working out at the gym with his straight friend Jerry is becoming harder by the day—in more ways than one. Worse yet, Jerry isn’t the only one who notices Marcello’s wandering eyes. So instead of risking his friendship with Jerry and alienating the other guys at the gym, Marcello keeps his feelings to himself.

Real estate agent Jerry Foland has never explored his interest in other men, but there’s something different about Marcello, and Jerry’s starting to think he might like to see where his attraction could lead. However, Jerry’s controlling father makes it clear that it’s either stay on the straight and narrow or Jerry can say good-bye to his family.

As much as they try to stay away from each other, their lives overlap, both at the gym and when Jerry is contracted to sell the home of one of Marcello’s friends. Friendship grows into more, but Jerry’s father has his own agenda, and it doesn’t include having a gay son.

Release date: 10th October 2016

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Can’t Live Without You by Andrew Grey

andrew-grey-cant-live-without-you-coverTitle: Can’t Live Without You

Author: Andrew Grey

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-757-5

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (12th September 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ – 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Justin Hawthorne worked hard to realize his silver-screen dreams, making his way from small-town Pennsylvania to Hollywood and success. But it hasn’t come without sacrifice. When Justin’s father kicked him out for being gay, George Miller’s family offered to take him in, but circumstances prevented it. Now Justin is back in town and has come face to face with George, the man he left without so much as a good-bye… and the man he’s never stopped loving.

Justin’s disappearance hit George hard, but he’s made a life for himself as a home nurse and finds fulfillment in helping others. When he sees Justin again, George realizes the hole in his heart never mended, and he isn’t the only one in need of healing. Justin needs time out of the public eye to find himself again, and George and his mother cannot turn him away. As they stay together in George’s home, old feelings are rekindled. Is a second chance possible when everything George cares about is in Pennsylvania and Justin must return to his career in California? First they’ll have to deal with the reason for Justin’s abrupt departure all those years ago.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cant-live-without-you-by-andrew-grey-7501-b

Review: When Justin left his hometown he never looked back, he might have thought of his first love George often but he has no intention of ever returning there. When he gets a call to say his estranged father is dying Justin knows he has to go to at least lay some of his ghosts to rest. George was devastated when Justin up and left in the middle of the night, now Justin is back and while George wants answers he’s just happy to see him again, their feelings for each other have never changed but can they really have a relationship when George’s life is in Pennsylvania and Justin’s is in California.

This is a wonderfully written story that has both joy and sadness, it has forgiveness and letting go of the past and it has stunning revelations and rekindled love.  Justin has never let go of his bitterness towards his father for kicking him out for being gay and even though he has a successful movie career and has created his own family with his best friend Ethan he still stings from that rejection. Returning home to his father’s deathbed is hard for him and it comes across jumping off the pages so you feel his confused twisted feelings and the bitterness that still plagues him.

George stuck around town and has been Justin’s fathers nurse for a while, he’s learnt to, in a way, to forgive what the man did to Justin and himself, he’s learnt to let it go and to move forward. George and Justin rekindle their relationship while Justin is in town, but Justin has never told anyone the truth about what happened to him that long ago night. So there’s a bit of a mystery going on that is shocking when revealed.

This really is a wonderful story and the characters are great, we get a good depth to them and we can connect with them, we understand why George has let go of his hard feelings and we feel and understand Justin’s bitterness towards his father… ohhh I could so totally relate to how Justin felt as everyone sang his father’s praises *grrrrr*. Seeing George and Justin come together and finding their love for each other is still there is a wonderful thing, these guys have both tried to move forward but their hearts only want each other.

I recommend this to those who adore rekindled love stories, brilliant characters, fantastic storylines and a wonderful ending.

Round and Round by Andrew Grey ~ Audiobook

Andrew Grey - Round and Round Cover AudioTitle: Round and Round (Unabridged)

Series: Bronco’s Boys 4

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator: Michael Pauley

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 7 hours, 1 minute

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (24 March 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: When it comes to love, Kevin Foster can’t seem to win. Some consider him a hero, but dousing an arsonist’s attempt to burn Bronco’s to the ground puts Kevin on the vengeful criminal’s radar. Afterward, the arsonist fixates on Kevin, determined to burn away every part of Kevin’s life.

Coming to Kevin’s rescue more than once, and in more ways than one, is “MacDreamy Hotness” -firefighter Angus MacTavish. Not only is Angus smitten at first sight, he learns Kevin’s nickname for him, intriguing him further.

When Angus discovers Kevin is the arsonist’s target, he takes it upon himself to protect him at any cost. Soon Kevin works his way into a heart Angus thought he’d closed off for good. Things heat up between them, but the arsonist has no intention of letting Kevin finally find happiness. Hopefully Angus and Kevin can stop him before he reduces everything Kevin values to ash – including the love igniting between him and Angus.

Product Link: Audible AU | Audible UK | Audible US

Reviewer: Prime

Review:  I absolutely adore Andrew Grey, and what is better than reading an Andrew Grey novel? Well, that would be listening to it! Round and Round is the fourth book in Grey’s series Bronco’s Boys and although I’ve read the three previous books this is the first one that I’ve heard the audio book for. Although honestly, I think this could also be dealt as a standalone book where the characters from the previous books pop up here and there to be there for their buddy, main character Kevin.

The story opens when there is a fire in the club Bronco’s where Kevin is. Kevin becomes the hero by managing to get rid of most of the flames and thereby saving the club owned by his friend’s partners. It is here that he meets fire fighter Angus MacTavish – aka McDreamy Hotness for the first few chapters. The two get to know each other and get involved with each other as the story goes along, where it quickly becomes clear that Kevin has become the arsonist’s target for his sick and deadly games. The relationship and baggage that these guys have to deal with feel so real and is just so easy to get lost in. But I have to admit that at a couple points in the book things lulled a bit too much for my liking before the pace picked up again.

Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get wholly on board with Michael Pauley’s narration. For the most part it was good and he did hit the emotions spot on. He did Kevin’s voice brilliantly and he was really good with the breathlessness and sobbing when it comes to passion. But, unfortunately, I found his “Scottish” accent a little annoying. Don’t get me wrong, I loooooove me a Scottish accent. I’m a sucker for red hair and a Scots accent. Hell, I once signed up to donate money when I had no income because of a Scottish accent. However, sometimes it just felt too comical and I felt it took away from the seriousness of the plot.

Overall, this was not only a great end to a book series but it was also an enjoyable and relaxing read for the most part. Fans of Andrew Grey will be happy to listen, albeit probably a little disappointed with the conclusion of the series. If you like your fire fighters hot I think you could definitely give this one a chance.