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Just absolutely fabulous storytelling

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I want to gush on and on about how brilliant this book is, how much I fell in love with Honeybridge and the people who live there.

I want to wax lyrical about the perfect way May and Lucy introduced JT and Flynn, about the rivalry between the Honeycutts and the Wellbridges.

I want to praise the use of humour, the UST and the pining, the fratching and the surrendering, the insanely hot sex and the emotionally charged lovemaking, the realisation of a bone deep knowledge that you’ve found your ever after.

This book has all the above and so much more that my words can’t do it justice. This was simply much my kind of book it’s heading into the top 10 of my favourites.

#ARC kindly received from the authors via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Date: November 21st, 2022

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Blurb

There are three kinds of people in Honeybridge, Maine: The Honeycutts, who know a lot about love and loyalty; The Wellbridges, who think they’re the epitome of wealth and refinement; and the rest of the Honeybridgers, who know better than to get in the way of the centuries-old rivalry between the two.

There wasn’t a time when I didn’t know Flynn “Firecracker” Honeycutt.

He’s been my childhood friend. My high school rival. The guy I couldn’t stop dreaming about, long after I thought I’d left him and Honeybridge in my rear-view mirror.

Now he’s the key to the giant promotion that can make or break my career… if I can just convince the man to give me the distribution rights for his award-winning mead.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

Flynn’s not the guy he used to be. His gorgeous eyes used to spark with dreams and fire, but now he looks at me with cold fury. And just like Achilles had his heel and Samson had his hair, I had Flynn Honeycutt, the one man I’d never been able to charm, despite an entire life spent winning people over.

I’m not giving up, though. Because I’m not the kid I used to be, either. And because, if the two of us can survive a long, hot summer filled with his family’s crazy antics and my mother’s single-handed determination to keep the Wellbridge-Honeycutt feud alive, there might just be a chance for both of us to get what we want:

A new dream.

The fulfillment of an old town legend.

And another chance to spark Firecracker to life.

F 1 take me

Excerpt

“Look, I’m sorry. But I don’t know how to do this.”

“Do what, exactly?” JT’s voice was casual, but his Adam’s apple bobbed nervously when he swallowed. A couple of weeks ago, I’d have said JT Wellbridge didn’t know how to be vulnerable, but now I knew better… and that knowledge did not make it any easier to navigate this situation. “What can I do or say that will put you at ease and help you enjoy our time here? Do you want me to promise this means something? Or that it… doesn’t? Whatever you need, I’ll do.”

He seemed to wince when he said he could tell me it didn’t mean anything. The idea of hurting him only made me more tense.

“You have to understand, I’ve never had a vacation. I almost never even have days off. I don’t really know how to…” I motioned vaguely with my hands to indicate the entire strange concept of purposefully doing nothing.

“How to vacation? Really?”

I shook my head, feeling my face heat in embarrassment. Normal people took vacations even if they stayed home and did some projects around the house. But I’d never been able to afford it. With the inconsistent income from the Retreat, my parents couldn’t be counted on to support my siblings’ education, so I’d done it. At least… I’d done it to the best of my ability. In fact, I was still doing it since PJ had finally started art school.

JT’s hands came up to frame my face. “Take a deep breath and hold it.”

“Don’t Willow me,” I warned. “I was doing meditation breathing in the womb. It doesn’t work for me.”

“Not like this.” He leaned in and ghosted his lips across my cheek, over my forehead, down my nose. His lips almost touched my skin but not quite. I didn’t realize I was holding my breath, but I knew every molecule of my skin was begging for him. “Close your eyes,” he whispered against my neck. “And guess where my lips are going to go next.”

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About the Authors

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After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016.

Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own.

She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.

Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

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May is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it.

She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.

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Cover Reveal: Firecracker by Lucy Lennox & May Archer

Firecracker | Lucy Lennox & May Archer

Honeybridge #1

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Release Date: November 21st, 2022

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Model: Lawrence Templar

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Blurb

There are three kinds of people in Honeybridge, Maine: The Honeycutts, who know a lot about love and loyalty; The Wellbridges, who think they’re the epitome of wealth and refinement; and the rest of the Honeybridgers, who know better than to get in the way of the centuries-old rivalry between the two.

There wasn’t a time when I didn’t know Flynn “Firecracker” Honeycutt.

He’s been my childhood friend. My high school rival. The guy I couldn’t stop dreaming about, long after I thought I’d left him and Honeybridge in my rear-view mirror.

Now he’s the key to the giant promotion that can make or break my career… if I can just convince the man to give me the distribution rights for his award-winning mead.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

Flynn’s not the guy he used to be. His gorgeous eyes used to spark with dreams and fire, but now he looks at me with cold fury. And just like Achilles had his heel and Samson had his hair, I had Flynn Honeycutt, the one man I’d never been able to charm, despite an entire life spent winning people over.

I’m not giving up, though. Because I’m not the kid I used to be, either. And because, if the two of us can survive a long, hot summer filled with his family’s crazy antics and my mother’s single-handed determination to keep the Wellbridge-Honeycutt feud alive, there might just be a chance for both of us to get what we want:

A new dream.

The fulfillment of an old town legend.

And another chance to spark Firecracker to life.

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About the Authors

lucy logo

After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016.

Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own.

She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.

Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

Social Media

Facebook Page | Lucy’s Lair Facebook Group | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Website | Newsletter
Amazon Page | Goodreads | BookBub

LucyLennox

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May is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it.

She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.

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Facebook Page | Club May: Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram | Website | Contact | Newsletter | Amazon Page | Goodreads | BookBub

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