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Full Throttle | Lisa Henry

A Lights Out Novel


Release Date: May 30th, 2023

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When Lennox and Connor race full throttle into a secret relationship, can they navigate the track, or will they crash and burn?

Lennox Bradley is Formula 1 royalty. His father was an F1 champion, and so is his brother, so expectations are high for Lennox’s debut season. But when he suffers a koala-related PR disaster at the Australian Grand Prix, he’s thrust into the media spotlight. For an introvert like Lennox, it’s a nightmare.

Connor Blake doesn’t know the first thing about Formula 1, but as communications manager for Bradley Racing, it’s his job to manage the fallout for Lennox. Except Lennox isn’t anything like the arrogant, shallow guy he’s expecting, and it gets harder and harder to deny the magnetism between them. When Connor and Lennox both have to choose what it is they really want for themselves, is there any room for a future together?

This M/M romance from Lisa Henry features a secret relationship, two guys who are bad at admitting their feelings, pining, and is set in the high octane world of Formula 1 featuring fast cars, driving at the limit, spectacular crashes, heated rivalries, and of course, a HEA.

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Each book in the Lights Out collection is a standalone story and the books can be read in any order.

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About The Author

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I like to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters. But they’ve gotta work for it! No free lunches on my watch.

I live in tropical North Queensland, Australia. I don’t know why, because I hate the heat, but I suspect I’m too lazy to move. I spend half my time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting my escape.

I attended university at sixteen, not because I was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. I studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.

I share my house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how I imagined life as a grown-up.

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Can I keep Talis forever please Annabelle?!

Guarding Axel coverGuarding Axel by Annabelle Jacobs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mine to keep forever

I’ve been waiting for Axel and Talis’ story since book one and Annabelle does not disappoint with this fabulous entry in her Dark Forest Pack series.

We already know there’s a history between them from Rys and Gabriel’s book, we’ve seen how Talis almost killed Rys’s paranormal police officer cousin Max trying to protect Axel after he’d been poisoned by the bad guy and was out of his mind.

We’ve seen how Axel has a magic which he, understandably, has such fear about people finding out how it works because of what’s already happened to him, made doubly worse by the betrayal being at the hands of the fae he was in love with.

But we’ve also seen the sparks and the almost naked want which flows between them every time they’re in the same space.

With Axel’s betrayer on the loose, tensions are understandably high as this story carries on from the events of Dathal and Nick’s story and brings more danger to the world of the pack when Lady Sarhin arrives with news of a hidden magic cache that includes witch potions.

And OMG the pining in this book is delicious. There’s a rawness about the pain which you can see Talis is hiding, there’s an ache to the hurt which Axel knows he’s caused the man he has feelings for which he’s desperately trying to repress.

As the narrative unfolds, the two men’s relationship hits the lowest of lows and the future looks bleak for all involved in both the pack and the fae world. With only Max and Jake’s story to come, the pacing steps up another gear here as the hunt for Axel’s former lover uncovers further complications.

Then, just when the reader thinks all has been resolved, after Axel and Talis finally have a heart to heart which reveals just what went down all those months before, we get hit by the equivalent of a bomb explosion.

Danger surrounds Axel and Talis from an unexpected source, and with Lady Sarhin also in the line of fire, it becomes a race against time for everyone else.

You’ll get no spoilers here, but let’s just say I was on the edge of my seat as I got closer and closer to the end of the book and the adrenaline was flowing high!

Now, we wait for Max and Jake and the discovery of what’s been causing the misery and tension we keep getting glimpses of between them and their pack.

I’m in no doubts it will be just as spectacular as the rest of this series!

ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

As with the rest of the series, I beta read this book for Annabelle.

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This is an emotional tour de force set in New Zealand sheep country

The Art of Husbandry coverThe Art of Husbandry by Jay Hogan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jay Hogan has such a deft hand when it comes to exploring the ways life can change unexpectedly.

Here we see two seismic shifts which occur in the life of Gil Everett, a 39-year-old psychologist based in Wellington, New Zealand.

The first occurs in the Prologue, when his 10-year-old daughter is killed in the same car accident which leaves him with relatively few injuries in comparison.

The second is 18 months later, when he retreats to Mackenzie County, high in the Southern Alps to take up a role as domestic manager on a sheep station and to try and escape the anger and rage he’s feeling at his marriage breaking down on top of everything else.

We get to see the aftermath of this trauma in all its vicious rage, the panic attacks, the nightmares, the despair and the lost hope.

But then, slowly, we also get to see an awakening as the almost 10 years younger station owner Holden Miller lets Gil open his eyes to new horizons.

The first is his sexual re-emergence, the attraction to the rangy shepherd is an unwelcome as it is unexpected. But, of course, this is a romance and where would we be without that attraction sparking a flame that just begins to burn brighter and brighter.

I think what I loved the most about this book is how it is so firmly rooted in its landscape. It’s not just falling in love with Holden that sets Gil on his road to recovery and acceptance.

It’s finding his place within the vastness of the New Zealand mountains, the monotony of daily station life, in the small things which begin to heal the broken parts of his life.

And Holden, he’s an absolute gem of a man. He’s felled like a log when Gil arrives, his has been a life of no strings, hook-ups with his best mate and a plan for zero commitments other than that to his sheep station.

But he steps up when he realises how much Gil is changing the way he thinks about things. He wants a lifetime of early mornings on the porch as the sun rises, he wants chats over coffee and cake, he wants Gil in his bed but also in his heart.

Be aware, this book tackles tough and heart-breaking subjects, it doesn’t skirt around the trauma, nor is it a magic dick solves all romance where as soon as Gil realises he might love Holden back, all is well.

They work hard for their happy ending, and it’s worth all the more for it.

Jay also lays down the intriguing narrative for the second book in this series and I have to say, while I had an idea it might go that way, I am so looking forward to seeing how she’s going to pull it off! No hints here, you’ll have to read The Art of Husbandry to find out!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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