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I want these men to be real so badly!

love thy brother coverLove Thy Brother by Garrett Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I swear every time I think Garrett Leigh has delivered her best book yet, she releases another one which blows me away.

With the Rebel Kings series I think she’s gone off into the stratosphere with just how amazingly absorbing the narratives are. When I read, I’m fearful I’ll miss something if I blink too long!

In Rubi she’s crafted such an amazing giant of a man with the heart of a lion and the soul of an angel. He’s a King until death, even though being a member of the club has cost him the one thing he loves beyond all else – his president Cam’s younger brother River.

River though, my heart broke for River. He’s turned his back on the club that took his parents, some of his friends, and which threatens the safety of the guy he’s been in love with for years.

He’s also storing up some pretty big pain from an event that Rubi can’t even remember, when he turned to River in the aftermath of the attack on the club and they spent the night together before Rubi left him alone in his bed.

River’s all piss and vinegar, he snaps and snarls, but he’s hiding his truth deep inside him and he’s too stubborn to admit that when he ran from the motorcycle club five years previous, he left his heart behind him.

But Rubi, the strength of character of the man shines through. He’s been such a presence in the series so far and now he gets the chance to fight for his own happy ending. When the book starts he’s not in a good place and we get to see what a world might be like without Rubi in it.

The hurt/comfort in this book is pitched so beautifully it will have you aching to grab both men and wrap them up in a warm blanket and tell them all will be well. They fight and fratch, hurting each other both deliberately and without meaning too, but underlying all is a connection tying them together in ways which won’t ever be untangled.

I’m not spoiling the plot, suffice it to say, Garrett delivers there on a two-front element which brings danger to the club and to River directly.

It’s not quite as adrenaline rushed as the first three books, but there’s still enough tension to make the reader want to dive through the pages to get to the end and the hopeful conclusion we’re all wishing for.

With complex relationships with other members of their family, and the wider club members, there’s plenty to keep the story driving onward and we get some lovely guest appearances from Garrett’s expanded universe which I loved seeing.

The Epilogue is simply gorgeous and I am now absolutely dying for book five because, if she carries on like she has done so far in this series, I’m going to be searching for more superlatives with which to describe her work.

Garrett Leigh writes people like no other, imho, she can bring the depths of despair and then turn it into the highest hopes, she gives realness to everything she crafts, her characters live in my head rent free and I can only dream of them stepping off the pages and into our world.

I’d love to spend time just watching them shoot the breeze and take the mickey out of each other, ride the roads with them and listen to The Levellers on a hot summer night.

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Blog Tour: Stronger Than Longing by Katherine McIntyre

Stronger Than Longing | Katherine McIntyre

Chesapeake Days #3

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Release Date: October 22nd, 2022

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For one night with the man of his dreams, Taran’s willing to break all his rules…

Taran’s always been the reliable one. Safe. Which is why he keeps getting dumped by the assholes he dates. And after the latest round of “too boring,” he’s ready to drink his blues away. That’s until Silas King shows up—the gorgeous guy he’d swooned over through high school.

Silas wants one more night of distraction before his new reality sets in, and he sets his sights on Taran, his friend’s little brother who’s looking sexier than ever. It’s not like he can get in any more trouble than he’s already found himself in.

After Taran and Silas spend one unforgettable night together, feelings emerge, ones quickly stamped out when Silas confesses why he’s back in town. He’s returned to meet his three-month-old daughter.

With that chaos in his life, Silas can’t pursue anything further with Taran, and having longed for Silas his whole damn life, Taran isn’t sure he’ll survive the aftermath. Yet the more they try to avoid their connection, the more they keep colliding… until the passion between them detonates.

Return to small-town Chesapeake and fall in love with the single-dad bad boy who keeps breaking hearts, and the adorable geek who can’t help but fall head over heels for his brother’s best friend.

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Taran had a bad feeling about tonight.

Not because Kevin had chosen Hickory Taproom for dinner instead of one of Taran’s brother’s establishments in town. Not even because Taran had been getting one-word answers from his boyfriend of eight months all week. No, this ominous premonition hit because it was Friday the Twelfth, and ever since he was a kid, Friday the Thirteenth’s cousin caused more heartbreak and devastation than the unlucky day could ever hope to.

Found out his best friend was moving away? Friday the Twelfth.

Caught his first boyfriend cheating on him? Friday the Twelfth.

Dad got into a head-on car collision, killing him instantly? Friday the fucking Twelfth.

There should be a moratorium on the day, honestly.

He looked the menu over, his glazed eyes blurring the black print on cream paper as his nerves tick, tick, ticked. This was just a Friday-night date. No one was going to rob the Hickory Taproom, and Kevin wouldn’t show up with his tongue crammed down another guy’s throat.

For some reason, neither of those thoughts reassured him.

He glanced up, and Kevin strode in, his blond hair artfully styled and a grim look on his face.

Apparently, the sight of Kevin didn’t reassure him either.

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One man looking to set down roots, the other looking to leave…

Fresh out of a relationship, Nate’s searching for a change—what better way is there than renovating his uncle’s old coffee shop in Chesapeake City? He has a new job, in a new town, and a new lease. And when he almost runs over his hot neighbor, Linc, who happens to be his contractor? Well, based on the explosive attraction between them, maybe he’ll find something new there too.

Linc’s been treading water ever since his wife passed away in childbirth, focusing all of his energy on raising his son, Beckett. The obvious solution? He needs to get the hell out of Chesapeake City. But when Nate charmingly fumbles his way into Linc’s life, he finds his defenses lowering for the first time in years. One date leads to another, and hell, this man makes him feel in ways he’d forgotten.

Even though Nate just finished piecing his heart back together, he falls fast. Yet Linc’s made it clear he’s a bad bet. The man hasn’t clicked with anyone since his wife, and if Nate ends up being “not enough” again, that won’t shatter just his heart—the fragile home he’s trying to build in this town will crumble too.

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Katherine McIntyre is a feisty chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—and there’s an equally high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.

As an eternal geek and tomboy who’s always stepped to her own beat, she’s made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women.

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One of my favourites in this brilliant sports romance series

58811593._SY475_Two-Man Team by Amy Aislin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of my favourites in what’s been a really brilliant series from Amy.

I’m a huge sports romance fan in the first place but I do have a soft spot for ice hockey (even though the real NHL has some serious issues still) guys falling in love and this one’s a real treat.

We get a really gentle and slow build up with a best friends’ brother/small age gap romance coupled with conflicts over coming out, retirement and thoughts on how the public feel they have ownership of players because of their celebrity status.

It’s steaming hot when it kicks off but it takes a wee while to get there because Kris hasn’t really considered his best friend Emery’s younger brother Rory as being anything but a teammate.

Until a drunken kiss (from Rory) at Christmas leads into more a few months later when Rory ends up staying with Kris after breaking his leg falling off a ladder while helping one of the older people who live in his apartment block.

And Rory is just such a sweetheart, he’s vulnerable, at heart he still suffers from the feelings of isolation he encountered when he was bullied at school. Kris, on the other hand, is the personification of inner strength and he’s dealing with all sorts of bad media over an incident he wasn’t even involved in.

The dynamics between the two of them worked well for me, their friendship grows out of that shared childhood experience and as Kris begins to realise his feelings for Rory are more than just that of looking out for his best friend’s younger brother, the tensions amp up.

I’m really hoping we get Emery and Felix’s story because they’ve intrigued me from the off and there’s definitely something brewing with the guy who’s come up out of the AHL to cover for Rory and Darragh who owns the pub that Kris and his teammates gather at.

All in all, another top entry from Amy.

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