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Release Blitz: Like I Needed by Charlie Novak

Like I Needed | Charlie Novak

Heather Bay #3


Release Date: February 9th, 2023

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BJ136Z77

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BJ136Z77

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63339112-like-i-needed

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One night isn’t supposed to lead to love.

Jamie Stone is rich, beautiful, and bored out of his skull. The past few years have been an endless round of parties, and the decadence has lost its lustre. When a late night decision to get away lands him in the small seaside town of Heather Bay, Jamie’s convinced he’s made a mistake.

Heather Bay is no Ibiza, but it does have Will.

Will is stressed, stretched, and doesn’t have time for anything but work. He’s too busy trying to keep his head above water to focus on the London party boy who keeps ending up in his bed. Jamie is nothing but a distraction, but Will can’t resist coming back for more, especially with the harsh realities of farming nipping at his heels.

With the clock ticking on Jamie’s stay and the chaos of lambing season fast approaching, both men will have to look beyond themselves and let go of their fears. If they can, they might find the one thing they’ve always needed.

Like I Needed is a steamy and sweet hook-ups to lovers contemporary MM romance featuring a city boy with a hedonistic reputation, a gruff farmer in need of a break, endless amounts of snow, friends with no boundaries, terrible scrambled eggs, and the breath-taking beauty of the Yorkshire moors.

It is book three in the Heather Bay series and while it can be read as a standalone, it’s best enjoyed as part of the series.

About The Author


Charlie lives in England with her husband and a dachshund named Biscuit. She spends most of her days wrangling other people’s words in her day job and then trying to force her own onto the page in the evening.

She loves cute stories with a healthy dollop of fluff, plenty of delicious sex, and happily ever afters — because the world needs more of them. Charlie also believes that loves comes in all shapes and sizes.

Charlie has very little spare time, but what she does have she fills with cooking, pole-dancing, reading and ice-hockey. She also thinks that everyone should have at least one favourite dinosaur…

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Release Blitz: Lake Steamy by R. Cayden

Lake Steamy | R. Cayden


Release Date: July 22nd, 2021

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098Z5HS5S 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lake-Steamy-R-Cayden-ebook/dp/B098Z5HS5S/

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58535138-lake-steamy




I absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, fall in love with a hunky, straight lumberjack.

Even if he does save me from a bear.

Sure, Chase is the perfect small-town combo of sexy and shy, and he doesn’t seem to mind my shameless flirting.
But I’m just visiting Lake Steamy for the summer. I don’t have time to swoon over men or any other distractions.
I’m here to launch my vlog, a sex-positive, body-positive, and very personal video series, and my new career requires all my focus.

I can’t imagine a reserved mountain man like Chase would be into a guy who overshares for a living, anyway.
Plus, I’ll be moving back to the city soon, and he fully intends to spend the rest of his life in these mountains, caring for his family and friends.
Not to mention the pesky little fact that he’s straight.

Basically, Chase is my total opposite, and a bad idea too.
A rugged, sexy, bad idea with a surprisingly gentle smile.
A bad idea with the light of the campfire flickering across his beard and a look in his brown eyes like he’s about to kiss me…

Lake Steamy is a small-town M/M romance with a flirty city boy and an earnest mountain man who finds his world turned upside down. It features a pink paddleboat, s’more-play, and lots of steamy discovery on the way to a guaranteed HEA. Enjoy!


About The Author

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R. Cayden writes sweet and steamy M/M romance. My novels feature characters learning about love, life, and sex through unconventional relationships.

I’m usually reading and writing, but when not, I’m happily catching time with my husband at the lake, and maybe enjoying a game or two of pool.

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Website: rcayden.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18960729.R_Cayden


Emotionally charged and serious hot romance from Garrett

Jude (Lucky #3)Jude by Garrett Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So good, this is Garrett Leigh at her finest giving us two complex men with real issues which mean the path to happiness isn’t always a smooth one.

There’s also, as with many books from this author, an exploration of some of the difficulties which can face people living with a disability. In this instance it’s epilepsy and the condition is handled with deft care and attention to detail in how it affects Jude and his daily life.

I loved that Garrett gave me such a wonderfully nuanced character who lives with a condition that, at its most severe, is a threat to life – and even when it’s not – has multiple complications which most of us would never even think of. I loved that he was more at home with his reptiles than with people. I loved that he did the best he could with what life had given him.

And Isha, oh Isha, how much did I fall for you?! Repressed, fearful, desperately trying to make amends for being a workaholic and afraid to tell his best friend Dom he’s queer too.

Everything about Isha just pulled on my heartstrings, his stumbling attempts to be a better father, his inability to ignore that Jude made him feel things, his devoted friendship with his ex-wife which compounded the guilt he felt about their marriage failing, even though Mina is awesome and repeatedly points out he wasn’t the only one who didn’t love enough for it to work.

Together they stumble and fumble their way through insanely chemistry-filled, emotionally connected hot sex and into a sort of relationship but neither’s able to say just how they feel as everything about their hook-ups change into something more.

This isn’t as angsty as some of Garrett’s other works, but there’re still things not said and eventually all comes to a crashing halt when Jude’s condition forces both men to confront their fears and hopes head on.

And again, I loved the way Garrett handled this, guiding the reader through the seriousness of what was happening but never pushing it into dramady and plot for plot’s sake.

There are also wonderful guest appearances from the previous couples in this series and I liked seeing Rae in his role as Jude’s friend, supportive and encouraging, while Dom was his usual awesomely grumpy but brilliantly loyal self.

And, as a PS, the epilogue in this is bloody perfect but I want more! I really hope we get a book four, even if it’s just a teeny novella, with the three couples in this trilogy as Garrett did with the Skins series because I’d love to see them all a few years down the line.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review My Garrett Leigh fangirling is my own work as usual.

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