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Loved the idea behind this fake boyfriend reality TV romance

Cowboy Seeks HusbandCowboy Seeks Husband by Leta Blake & Indra Vaughn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, that was a surprise. I loved the idea behind this book, the fakeness of a reality TV show, the idea of two men falling for each other despite the manipulations.

For the most part, it delivered perfectly on the premise and the wee bit of kink that snuck in towards the end as Roan and Walker got fully invested was delicious.

But there were bits where I felt the narrative dropped, if not a clanger, then more of a hiccup in how it dealt with threads brought up earlier.

It’s difficult to highlight them without spoilers though and I don’t want to use tags either as I still think it will work better for the reader if they don’t know in advance.

Almost like you’ve been watching the TV show itself, the plot unfolds in distinct chapters and as it drew closer to the end, I did feel the tension rising.

Surprisingly, it’s only moderate steam, there’s a single sexy encounter during the show filming and the majority of the book is slow burn until the final ten per cent.

I also felt like everything wrapped up a bit quickly and there were threads left open which may be there to kick off another book and turn this into a series, which I’d be down for.

But, as always with both of these authors, there’s some gorgeous emotions, great prose and I was happy with where the epilogue took the characters.

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

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Book Blitz: Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott

Resisting the Rancher | Kadie Scott

Hills of Texas #2

Published by: Tule Publishing

Publication date: July 30th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

First comes marriage, then comes…

Rusty Walker has spent her entire life trying to earn her tough, ranching father’s respect and approval by learning the business inside and out. But now her uncompromising parent has decreed she must marry if she wants to inherit.

Worse, her husband has to be someone who can help her run the business. As if she needs it!

Williams Hill kissed Rusty in a bar in an act of temporary insanity, and lost his heart to her on the spot. Despite the complications to his own rodeo stock business, he agrees to marry the feisty red-head, hoping to woo her once they’re hitched. But she only views him with suspicion and resentment.

Can this soft-spoken Texas cowboy convince his proud wife, who’s never known unconditional love, that she is everything he wants?

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Author Bio:

Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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Review Tour: Summerfield’s Angel by Kim Fielding

Summerfield’s Angel | Kim Fielding

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 32,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell
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The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years.

Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming – L.A. Witt – Amazon US | Amazon UK
A Soldier’s Wish – N.R. Walker – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel – Anyta Sunday – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

After the hard winter of 1888 ended Alby Boyle’s work as a Nebraska ranch hand, he returned to New York City in search of his long-lost family. His mother and brothers are nowhere to be found, however, and after Alby’s years of absence, Five Corners no longer feels like home. His prospects seem as dim as the nighttime alleys.

When Alby pauses to admire an angel ornament in a department store window’s Christmas display, he meets Xeno Varnham-Summerfield. Wealthy, handsome, and enthusiastic, Xeno brings Alby some temporary cheer.

But for Alby to achieve his dreams of love and a real home, well, that may take a bit of holiday magic.

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Author Bio

Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon.

Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

Kim’s novel Brute was the 2013 Rainbow Award Winner for Best Gay Fantasy and tied for fourth place for Best Gay Novel.

After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat.

This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.

Release Blitz: Summerfield’s Angel by Kim Fielding

Summerfield’s Angel | Kim Fielding

SARBBAnner.jpg

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 32,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Summerfield_s Angel 400


The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years.

Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming – L.A. Witt – Amazon US | Amazon UK
A Soldier’s Wish – N.R. Walker – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel – Anyta Sunday – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

After the hard winter of 1888 ended Alby Boyle’s work as a Nebraska ranch hand, he returned to New York City in search of his long-lost family. His mother and brothers are nowhere to be found, however, and after Alby’s years of absence, Five Corners no longer feels like home. His prospects seem as dim as the nighttime alleys.

When Alby pauses to admire an angel ornament in a department store window’s Christmas display, he meets Xeno Varnham-Summerfield. Wealthy, handsome, and enthusiastic, Xeno brings Alby some temporary cheer.

But for Alby to achieve his dreams of love and a real home, well, that may take a bit of holiday magic.

Author Bio

Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon.

Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

Kim’s novel Brute was the 2013 Rainbow Award Winner for Best Gay Fantasy and tied for fourth place for Best Gay Novel.

After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat.

This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.

Felice Stevens nails the redemption arc in this beautiful romance

Cort—Unbreakable (Man Up Book #4)Cort—Unbreakable by Felice Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Felice Stevens sets out to write a redemption arc there’s no holding back and this one nails it completely.

Anyone who has read One Call Away knows how much of an absolute bastard Harlen was, vicious and hateful and the cause of so much pain.

Here, while he’s never excused for that behaviour, he is explained, the reasons behind his cruelty were just as damaging to him as his subsequent behaviour was to others.

The villain of that piece really does become a changed man through his own efforts and also because one man wouldn’t give up on him.

Cort is the real deal, an honest Texas cowboy in the Big Apple and he knows what it’s like to be rejected. He sees something in Harlen and what then becomes a most beautiful love story begins.

Everything in this story worked for me. I loved the two of them together, I loved that Harlen owned his shitty behaviour and that he had the courage to take the hand he was offered.

Now I’m waiting for the ultimate enemies to lovers when James finally gets his story told 🙂

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

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Slide into top spot as my favourite in this series

Saddle UpSaddle Up by A M Arthur

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jumped into first place as my favourite in this series and a really good narrative which covers a number of delicate issues with sensitivity.

My only criticism was that Reyes’ big secret drove his I internal monologues perhaps just a tad too much. I had an idea of what it might be and I was half right but I think, for me at any rate, the impact of it was lessened by a feeling of “finally it’s out there” when his past caught up with him.

That was the only thing I didn’t enjoy about this story though. Both Miles and Reyes have been well-developed characters in this series and I fell for the strong, silent firefighter turned cowboy just as hard as Miles did.

I also appreciated the care AM gave to having Miles recover from his abusive and manipulative ex-boyfriend. No sudden cure just because he found Reyes attractive and a lot of patience and consideration was given to their developing sexual relationship.

I’m looking forward to seeing who will be up next.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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