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Release Blitz: Suspiciously Sweet by Samantha SoRelle

Suspiciously Sweet | Samantha SoRelle

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Release Date: February 8th, 2022

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Trevor Hill has a secret.

By day he’s a mild-mannered journalist, but by night he’s the hottest—and most hated—food critic in town. When he walks into Nana O’Neill’s Bakery looking for his next scathing review, the last thing he expects is someone like Owen behind the counter. The scowling man looks more like a bouncer than a baker, but after one bite, Trevor is in love—with Owen’s baking at least.

Owen O’Neill has secrets of his own.

Scarred, tattooed Owen would rather be in the kitchen whipping up pastries than dealing with actual people. But with the business failing, he can’t bring himself to kick out any repeat customers, even ones as annoying, dismissive, sarcastic, funny, and gorgeous as Trevor.

All Owen wants is to be left to run his little bakery in peace—a task made more difficult not only by Trevor’s distracting presence, but also by the legions of fans that show up following a review by a famous yet secretive critic…

A 35,000 word novella, Suspiciously Sweet is as light and fluffy as a genoise sponge, but served hot and filled with plenty of spice!

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“You gonna want a croissant?” yelled a voice from the kitchen.

“Excuse me?” Trevor asked, half actual question, half shock at being yelled at.

“I said, ‘You gonna want a croissant?’ They just finished, but I ain’t carrying a hot pan all the way out there if you don’t want one.”

“No. Thanks.”

A moment later the man reappeared, wiping his hands on a dishtowel that he slung over a broad shoulder. “So, what do you want?”

“You talk to all your customers this way?”

“Naw, only the ones who act like they’re too good for this place.”

Trevor froze, shocked.

The man smirked. “Yeah, not as dumb as I look. Now what do you want?”

Well, if he was going to be like that about it…

“I don’t know,” Trevor said as condescendingly as he could. “I have a very important meeting later today with some very important people who share my very high standards. Why don’t you just give me a dozen of what you consider your best, and we’ll see if that’s good enough.”

The man glared at Trevor. For a long moment he didn’t move. Then, with a tic of his jaw, he turned and grabbed a cardboard box and started filling it. Trevor leaned back to see what the man was grabbing out of the case. To his surprise, rather than grab a dozen of a single item, he was picking and choosing one or two from each of the selections of cakes and pastries on display.

“They’re all the best,” the man said as he laid a cherry tart carefully into the box. Trevor took a moment to marvel at the skill and delicacy apparent in those large, rough hands, then gave himself a mental shake.

“Best in the goddamn city.” The man folded up the lid on the box. “Those croissants you didn’t want are the best in the goddamn state.”

“I’m sure they are.” Trevor scoffed. “What kind of coffee do you have?”

“Black.”

“Well then, I’ll have a small black coffee too. Please.”

The coffee was, he grudgingly allowed, both poured efficiently—and by someone with excellent triceps, not that Trevor noticed—and of excellent quality.

“Total’s $26.73.”

“Oh, you know what? Throw in a croissant for me too. To go.”

Something deep inside Trevor trilled with delight at the baker’s flat glare. Yes, this review was going to be a delight to write.

About The Author

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Sam grew up all over the world and finally settled in Southern California when she soaked up too much sunshine and got too lazy to move.

When she’s not writing, she’s doing everything possible to keep from writing. This has led to some unusual pastimes including but not limited to: perfecting fake blood recipes, designing her own cross-stitch patterns, and wrapping presents for tigers.

She also enjoys collecting paintings of tall ships and has lost count of the number of succulents she owns.

She can be found online at www.samanthasorelle.com, which has the latest information on upcoming projects, free reads, the mailing list, and all her social media accounts.

Sam can also be contacted by email at samanthasorelle(at)gmail(dot)com which she is much better about checking than social media.

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This was an absolute joy of a novella

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an unexpected joy this novella is. It manages to pack a proper, well narrated story into only 30k words and doesn’t miss anything.

The grumpy one/sunshine one is a favourite trope of mine but while Owen is definitely the grumpy one, Trevor is waaay too sarcastic to be a true sunshine one, even though his appearances start to bring light into the bakery.

I really loved the premise of this book too. The secret food critic going to write another of his spectacularly biting and caustic commentaries and then being blown away not only by the quality of the food, but also by the grumpy owner.

There’s a very strong visual sense throughout, the cakes and pastries Owen makes are accurately described in such a way you can almost smell and taste them.

It’s a slow burn romance, and I’d also say that, while it’s low steam, the intimacy between the two men, once they get their acts together, is incredibly hot and beautifully emotional.

Add in the lovely bunch of secondary characters and this has all the makings of a great reading experience.

I’d love to come back and read more in this setting!

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

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Cover Reveal: Perspective Series by B. Harmony

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The B Side

A Perspective Series #1

Originally Published: August 28th, 2020

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Will we have our own love song, or will this just be another broken-hearted ballad?

Chance

When I read the roommate wanted ad, I thought my sister was encouraging me to live with an insane person.

Turns out, he isn’t insane, just sexy and one-hundred percent my type. Living with him will be the ultimate test of my self-control.

When the combination of our love of music and my overwhelming need to take care of him meets jealousy, sparks fly.

His heart may be damaged, but nothing is beyond repair.

Tyler

A sunny personality and punny t-shirts are nothing more than a shield protecting my heart, damaged by those who were meant to love me most.

Risking the tattered shreds on my new—straight—roommate is the last thing I should do.

Developing a friendship is one thing, falling in love is another.

When it turns out my roommate is not as straight as I once thought, I have to decide if this is one playlist I should listen to.

The B-Side is Book 1 in the Perspective series. A dual POV, low-angst, roommates-to-lovers, MM Romance novel. Featuring punny t-shirts for every occasion, killer playlists, meddling family and friends, and a happily-ever-after. Although this may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.

Paper Airplanes

A Perspective Series #2

Originally Published: February 4th, 2021

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Damon

The silver screen has always been my gold standard of romance.

But sometimes you just need a change of pace.

Surely even I can handle a few months of casual fun without falling head over heels.

I’ll never know unless I push the envelope.

Rhett

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A quick job closer to home and then I’m out of here.

I have no intention of letting anyone clip my wings.

With the equivalent of Fort Knox around my heart, not even a sexy bear can tear it down, right?

Paper Airplanes is book 2 in the Perspective Series. A dual POV story featuring two men who most definitely do not understand how to navigate casual relationships, schoolyard forms of communication, meddling friends and family, a golden ball of fluff with a completely legitimate name, and a guaranteed HEA. Although this may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.

Smoke Signals

A Perspective Series #3

Release Date: July 1st, 2021

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Dylan

As the new neighbor of the Burning Hills Fire Department, I try to win over the hunky firefighters with my tasty baking skills. Instead, I got the surprise of a lifetime.

I may be obsessed with the happily ever afters between the pages of my favorite books, too bad they never prepared me for what comes after a one-night stand.

Even I’m not dumb enough to fall for someone who calls me “kid”, right?

Shane

As Fire Captain of Burning Hills Fire Department, I try to keep my flame from burning too bright.

He was supposed to be a one-night stand, not the new resident of the little blue house on the corner.

He too young, too out, and too risky.

There’s absolutely no way I’m jeopardizing the life I built for myself on some kid.

Smoke Signals is the third and final book in the Perspective Series. A dual POV, age-gap MM romance with out-for-you themes, an avid romance reader, a sexy as sin Fire Captain, and the return of some of your favorite meddlesome characters. Although this series may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.

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About the Author

Bree Harmony, or B. Harmony is an MM romance author with a penchant for rock music, headbanging, and writing about boys who kiss boys. Pretty obvious with the last name Harmony, right?

With survival instincts fueled by iced coffee and far too many swear words to rival any sailor, B. Harmony somehow manages to produce (mostly sweet) contemporary MM romance, with plenty of steam.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the Cover Reveal of B. Harmony’s Perspective Series, we are giving away an e-set of Perspective Series – The B-Side, Paper Airplanes, & Smoke Signals

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