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Heart Trouble by D.J. Jamison Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have D.J. Jamison popping in today with the tour for Heart Trouble, we have a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Heart Trouble

(Ashe Sentinel Connections 06)
by

D.J. Jamison

When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he’s smitten immediately. Too bad he’s given the nurse the impression he’s some kind of daredevil. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences — a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he’s not an adrenaline junkie.

Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him — especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben’s ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn’t the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.

The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben’s lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give his heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?

This is a m/m romance. It is Book 6 in the Ashe Sentinel Connections series, but it can be read as a standalone.

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Class Distinctions by Rick R. Reed Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Rick R. Reed stopping by today with his new release Class Distinctions, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Class Distinctions

by

Rick R. Reed

Kyle and Jonathan were perfect for each other, the two halves that, once together, made a whole. And then one snowy night just before Parents’ Weekend on the campus of Hamilton University, Kyle drops a bomb: he’s breaking up with Jonathan.

Follow the couple through the stormy (in more ways than one) night that ensues. Why has Kyle suddenly decided to throw away something so precious and good?

The answers lie in their backgrounds, and will gradually come to light as a winter blizzard rages around the young couple.

Their tortured paths bring them to the covered bridge where their love had sprung to life on a hot summer day. But will the warmth of that memory and the heat of the love they once shared be enough to outclass the storm, and more importantly, bring them back together?

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Acting Up by John Inman

John Inman - Acting Up CoverTitle:  Acting Up

Author: John Inman

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 23, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: It’s not easy breaking into show biz. Especially when you aren’t exactly loaded with talent. But Malcolm Fox won’t let a little thing like that hold him back.

Actually, it isn’t the show-business part of his life that bothers him as much as the romantic part—or the lack thereof. At twenty-six, Malcolm has never been in love. He lives in San Diego with his roommate, Beth, another struggling actor, and each of them is just as unsuccessful as the other. While Malcolm toddles off to this audition and that, he ponders the lack of excitement in his life. The lack of purpose. The lack of a man.

Then Beth’s brother moves in.

Freshly imported from Missouri of all places, Cory Williams is a towering hunk of muscles and innocence, and Malcolm is gobsmacked by the sexiness of his new roomie from the start. When infatuation enters the picture, Malcolm knows he’s really in trouble. After all, Cory is straight!

ISBN: 978-1-63477-355-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/acting-up-by-john-inman-7918-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Malcolm has always wanted to work in show biz, so in between auditions he also works at the zoo.  He cracks me up.  His best friend and roommate, Beth is also a struggling actress.  Somehow they just make it all work.  That is until Beth lets him no her one and only darling brother is moving in.  Along with a big pit bull and a four foot snake.  Not Malcolm’s idea of fun, until he sees Beth’s brother.  Then he might just faint.  The poor boy has never been in love before and well let’s just wait and see what is to become of him.

Cory broke up with his girlfriend, well you will find out the true reason when you read the book.  He is a sexy young man from Missouri and wants to get into show biz like his sister.  These two are like smoking hot and are perfect for each other.  Now you add in Malcolm’s mom and this is one rocking book.  However you just have to read the book for more juicy information.  

I came across John Inman a few months back with one of his series, and from that moment on he has been one of my favorite contemporary writers.  His stories are just down right juicy and so damn funny.  This particular book had me laughing my ass off for hours afterwards.  Just thinking about Malcolm’s reaction to the snake was a blast.  They are so entertaining that your attention is caught from the moment you start reading this book and well I didn’t, no, I couldn’t take a break until I got to the end.  

I had quite a bit of fun with this book and would definitely love to hear more about this sexy couple.  Hell his mom was funny as hell, and damn I wish more mothers were like her.  The rats were a great touch to the story also.  Who would know Malcolm had such a big heart for the creatures, well at least for the rats.  The romance itself is super easy and just seemed to flow off the pages.  This is one book that I can guarantee will be read more than once.  Trust me; you have to read this book.

Better With Bacon by Matthew Lang

Matthew Lang - Better With Bacon CoverTitle: Better With Bacon

Series: Perchance to Dream 06

Author: Matthew Lang

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 22, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: When Patrick’s long-term girlfriend Li Ling dumps him just as he’s working up the nerve to propose, he ends up drunk on David’s couch—and later in David’s bed. Although initially reluctant to pursue anything beyond a one-time drunken tryst, David throws caution to the wind during an intimate dinner, where the two men also discuss Patrick’s dream of entering the food industry. Just as the friends-turned-lovers are settling into their new romance, Li Ling calls Patrick—she’s pregnant.

Convinced the announcement spells the end of their love affair and a return to their platonic friendship, David flees to Sydney to escape his heartbreak. But upon his return to Melbourne, David discovers the situation hasn’t gone the way he’d expected. There might still be a chance for David and Patrick’s dreams to come true if they can forgive each other’s mistakes and move forward.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-812-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/better-with-bacon-by-matthew-lang-8180-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Matthew Lang is a new author for me but when I first saw the title, I just knew I had to read it.  Let’s face it everything is better with bacon, so how could this story go wrong.  The characters are very quirky and gave me a good surprise.  At first I wasn’t too sure, because Patrick had been in a relationship since high school with a girl.  However it came to my attention that this guy is kinky.

Patrick’s long term girlfriend Li dumped his ass, so he heads to his best friend’s home to get over it.  However after a few drinks Patrick lets it slip that he has always wondered what it would be like to be with a guy.  Then around valentine’s Li Ling calls to say she is pregnant.  Well poor David runs for the hills, well he actually went to Australia but close enough.  Then he comes home, and well you are just going to have to read the book to find out what happens.  

This story has a serious tone to it, but damn if there were not areas that had me laughing my ass off.  I didn’t much care for a certain part of it, but I don’t want to ruin the story or the surprise.  Trust me you are going to have a blast with this story. 

I definitely recommend this book to everyone.  It was fun to read and I can’t wait to see what other books this author has out.

Snapshots by Addison Albright Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Addison Albright popping in today with her new release Snapshots, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Snapshots

by

Addison Albright

Whatever your romance reading preference — gay virgin, opposites attract, friends to lovers, or simply fun how-they-met stories — this collection contains a variety of sweet, contemporary, short gay romances, sure to make you smile.

Rewritten and re-edited, these stories were previously published singly and are available now in one collection!

Contains the stories:

* Cow Pie Bingo
* King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate
* Born to Be Wild
* The Straggler
* Now and Forever
* Moving On
* Moving Along
* Dropping Quarters
* Nevermore
* Photo Shoot
* Okay, Then

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Preface:

I love short stories. Sometimes a brief “snapshot” taken from a couple’s larger story is all that’s wanted. The narrative of “how they met” is the focus of six of the shorts in this set—quirky tales ranging from meeting at a charity fundraiser, to college kids pranking each other, to a mishap at a XXX adult video arcade.

Also included is a story featuring a well-established couple’s wedding dilemma, a friends-to-lovers tale, a coming-out-of-the-closet drama, and a continuation short that follows one of those how-we-mets. Rounding out this collection is an account revisiting the main characters from my full-length novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

All of these stories are contemporary, although one has a bit of paranormal flavor to it. Heat ratings range from “fairly sweet” to “rather steamy.” Excepting the final story, all were originally written in 2008 and early 2009. One (“Photo Shoot”) started out as a prompt word ficlet that I later fleshed out to a more complete story. Each has received a thorough overhaul, some more extensive than others. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.

**Please note King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate is FREE as a separate ebook

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Secrets of You by Skylar M. Cates Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Skylar M. Cates popping in today with her upcoming release Secrets of You, we have a brilliant guest post from Skylar, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Secrets of You

(Sunshine and Happiness 04)
by

Skylar M. Cates

It’s never easy to find redemption.

Carrying scars and regrets, River Darcourt avoids too much intimate contact. Among his friends, he is known as a quiet loner. Forget about love—it’s not something he will consider—until sweet, young, and tempting Morgan Hayes becomes his housemate. River closed his heart long ago, but the attraction is impossible to deny.

Morgan Hayes needs a change. He is moving out of his critical father’s home and in with his friends, including his secret/not-so-secret crush, River. Having feelings for River is a terrible idea. But what is a guy to do when the annoyingly sexy mechanic is just across the hall?

While Morgan has overcome ugliness and is ready for love, he’s just not sure River ever will be. They have both experienced pain in their lives. So Morgan dares River to take a chance, and love will either break their fractured hearts in more pieces or, just possibly, make them whole again.

Release date:  

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The Sparky by Marek Moran Guest Post & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we welcome debut author Marek Moran for a visit today with his upcoming debut release The Sparky, we have a brilliant guest post and a great exclusive excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Sparky

(Perchance to Dream 07)
by

Marek Moran

Aaron’s been living in what his friend Howie calls a sexual desert. But an oasis appears on the horizon when Paul, a divorced electrician with a five-year-old daughter named Sam, moves in next door. He’s a country boy from northern Australia, and although he’s never been with a guy before, he has an impression that anything goes in the city. They find that the ordinary things in life—books, footie in the park, looking after Sam—lead them into an unlikely relationship.

But as their relationship slowly deepens, with Aaron spending time on Paul’s family’s cattle station, it becomes clear that Paul might have a harder time leaving the country behind. To him, happiness means a conventional life—including a mother for Sam. Being with his old friends convinces him he’s on the wrong path with Aaron, and he starts a relationship with a girl from his hometown. If he cannot find the courage to go after what he truly needs, he and Aaron will become nothing more than awkward neighbours.

Release date: 3rd March 2017

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Imago by N.R. Walker Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have N.R. Walker stopping by today with the tour for her new release Imago, we have a fantastic giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Imago

by

N.R. Walker

Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.

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My Paradise Is You by Lucie Archer Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Lucie Archer popping in today with the blog tour for her upcoming release My Paradise Is You, we have a fabulous guest post where she shares a list of what not to do if you’re a castaway, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway. So guys check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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My Paradise Is You

(World of Love 06: Bermuda)
by

Lucie Archer

When two very different men are stranded on a deserted island, will opposites attract, or will they end up killing each other—if the elements don’t get them first?

Marc Reed is an expert scuba diver and leads underwater tours of the infamous shipwrecks scattered around Bermuda. When a robbery forces him and his boss’s son—a man he despises on principle—to take shelter on an uncharted island, he might have to reassess his opinion of the spoiled snob.

Ian Blythe-Darcy II lives a life most would envy. He’s a trust-fund kid being groomed to take over his father’s empire of hotels and resorts. But it’s not a life that matches what’s in his heart. He’s in the closet and engaged to a socialite he doesn’t love, but he’s about to get a crash course in being true to himself—and maybe learn money can’t buy happiness after all.

Release date: 1st March 2017
Pre-order:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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Talking In Code by Ariel Tachna Blog Tour, Guest Post & Ficlet, & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Ariel Tachna popping in today with the blog tour for her upcoming release Talking in Code,  we have a fantastic guest post from Ariel where she shares a ficlet and we have two awesome giveaways, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the ebook giveaway and share the post to enter the paperback giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Talking in Code

(Talking in Code 01)
by

Ariel Tachna

Some things crumble under pressure. Others are tempered by it instead. For three former soldiers, a tragedy might be the catalyst that binds them together—stronger than ever.

Richard Horn and Timothy Davenport met in the SEALs twenty years ago and have been lovers ever since. Now running their own paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega, they work in the shadows to protect their country and its people. When Tim falls for Eric Newton, a deadly sniper and strategist on their team, Richard accepts that Tim’s heart is big enough for two men. He respects, admires, and even desires Eric enough to accept him into their relationship—and their bed—but he’s never been fully a part of what Eric and Tim share.

Then Eric is captured by terrorists and Tim is gravely injured in an op gone wrong, bringing Richard’s world crashing down around his ears. Even if he gets his men out alive, Eric must face the aftermath of months of physical and psychological torture—and without Tim to lean on, Eric’s PTSD is tearing him apart. Richard has to figure out the third leg of their triangle fast, or Tim won’t have a life to come back to.

Release date: 6th March 2017

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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain visiting today with the cover to her upcoming release Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns, we have a great excerpt for you to peek at, so check out that fantastic cover and enjoy the excerpt! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

(Cowboys Don’t 02)
by

Tara Lain

Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.

Danny also hides a preference for beautiful femmes who like to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker.

Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.

Release date: 22nd March 2017

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The Real Thing by B.G. Thomas Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hey peeps! We have B.G. Thomas popping in today with his re-release The Real Thing, we have a brilliant guest post where B.G. chats about The Real Thing and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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The Real Thing

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B.G. Thomas

Bryan Mills has fantasized about cowboys all his life. Real cowboys, that is. He even dresses in what his roommate calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite bar, in the hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy. But all he usually finds are posers and guys his own age.

Then one night, to his surprise, Curtis Hansen buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt this is the real thing. Curtis is a rugged, gorgeous man who is every bit a cowboy. He even owns his own ranch. What follows is about the most amazing night of Bryan’s young life. 

But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex when Bryan admits to Curtis that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony? And that he’s nothing but a poser himself? Maybe, just maybe, Curtis can find the real cowboy inside Bryan, and they can ride off into the sunset together!

First Edition published as The Real Thing in Riding Double by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.

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Justin’s Season by S.M. Sawyer Book Blitz & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have S.M. Sawyer popping in today with his release Justin’s Season, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Justin’s Season

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S.M. Sawyer

The year is 1988, and Justin Davis, a former nationally recruited football prep star, awakens from twelve years of masking his shame with drugs and alcohol to find he has been returned to his former self through what can only be described as a miracle.

Triggered by the confirmation of his closely guarded sexual orientation, his fall from grace of over a decade before sets the stage for his redemption. The fulfillment of his destiny is prompted by Providence and the serendipitous deeds of those who are a part of his new life, as their intertwined lives are likewise impacted. Though his rapid evolvement and acceptance of his homosexuality is countered by setbacks, Justin perseveres and eventually triumphs as fate, he believes, has led him back to the sports arena to recapture past glories.

In a stunning finale, however, he learns his destiny is not what he had envisioned. His calling has been thrust upon him by circumstances beyond his control. Can Justin embrace it and become the man he was always meant to be?

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Jared’s Family by V.S. Morgan Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have V.S. Morgan popping in today with the tour for her new release Jared’s Family, we have a brilliant excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Jared’s Family

(Sequel to The Gift and Sam’s Temptation)
by

V.S. Morgan

After witnessing his mother’s death, a once outgoing preschooler is now a quiet shadow of himself. The little boy suffers nightmares and rarely speaks, choosing to use the basic sign language he learned in daycare. Desperate to help his little nephew, Virge Stevens takes a leave of absence from the LAPD to bring Donovan, known as D to Montana for the therapy he needs.

A chance meeting at the library changes Virge and his nephew’s lives forever.

Jared Malone is one of five brothers, right smack damn in the middle. He is the peacemaker and the one who gets shit done. When his younger brother gets sick, Jared fills in reading to small children at the library. There he encounters a tall, dark, and handsome stranger and his cute little boy. Jared is immediately drawn to Virge but is still dealing with the betrayal of an abusive ex.

As the Malone family welcomes them to the ranch and into their lives, Virge’s instant attraction for Jared grows, but the cowboy is fifteen years younger than him. Will he be rejected?

Both men have secrets. Secrets that could destroy the connection between them. Can they overcome the odds and find happiness together?

Can be read as a standalone

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To Fight His Heart by Alec Nortan

Alec Nortan - To Fight His Heart CoverTitle: To Fight His Heart

Series: Matt Glenn #3

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Novella (74 Pages)   

Publisher:  NineStar Press (August 8, 2016)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥  3.5 Hearts

Blurb:  The only way for Matt to be with Jordan is to put his life back on tracks. And if it requires physical injuries, Matt is ready to pay that price. One price he isn’t ready to pay, though, is other people’s mistakes. And as his past catches up with him, a lot of such people are ganging up on him, including cops.

ISBN: 978-1-91115-369-6

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-fight-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy this series I would suggest starting with the first book.  

Ben was dead and after two years of being gone, Matt needs a change.  Jordan is back in his life but he wants to go slowly and for me that sounds good.  However for the story it wasn’t.  Cops are still after him, there is a homophobic district attorney and Matt is doing some really weird exercises in this book.  There is something major missing from this whole story, but I just don’t know what.

It is a very slow paced story and that right there was a problem for me.  My attention just couldn’t be kept on the book at all.  Now what Matt has gone through is horrible, and then there is Jordan who seems a bit off.  There is no chemistry between them and no passion to be seen.  The whole story just felt off and fell flat to me.  It felt like everything was thrown together and the editors missed some good spots. 

The story felt repetitive and boring. It is a dry tone with very little emotion added on, although what the characters are going through is emotional; the story just doesn’t do it justice.  I am afraid that this story and series was just not for me.