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Some niggles but the final ending left me happy

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I’ve got real mixed feelings for this book. Most of them are positive but there was the odd niggle which stopped me from falling completely into the narrative.

Both Sean and Cooper are well crafted characters, I thought the PTSD elements of the story were very well done.

However, at times I was irritated by Sean and his youth, which is probably more a me thing than a fault with the book!

As the tale progresses, it becomes ever clearer that more is hidden under the surface than first meets the eye.

I became less irritated with Sean and more desirous of him finding the right path to take him forward.

Cooper though, him I fell in love with from the start. His own baggage makes him evoke feelings of protection, and I just wanted to hug him.

Their falling for each other is inevitable. The chemical attraction is clear from their first meeting. And while this all happens again over a relatively short time period, it doesn’t have a feeling of instalove.

It’s perhaps not as closely connected to the Vino & Veritas store as some of the others, but it still has the same Vermont feel.

Overall, it’s a satisfying romance, and I felt it had a lovely conclusion.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: Somebody 2 Love by Maria Vickers

Somebody 2 Love | Maria Vickers

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Release Date: March 24th, 2021

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Will the past come back to destroy everything they are building? Two strangers meeting by chance, searching for somebody to love, and finding each other.

Rhys had it all…for the most part. He didn’t mind leaving people or dreams in the past because he was determined to carve out a new future with his fiancé, Nick. But like a house of cards, it all came crashing down around him. Nick found someone else to love, and Rhys suddenly found himself with nothing. Will Rhys open his heart again or keep it sealed shut?

Declan experienced a lot as an Army doctor, but once he was able, he got out, tired of war and suffering. When he meets Rhys, Declan sees a brokenness in the other man’s eyes and wants to do anything he can to drive away Rhys’s ghosts. Even if it means risking his own heart.

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About The Author

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Maria Vickers is a bestselling and award-winning author who currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her pug, Spencer Tracy. She has always had a passion for writing and after she became disabled in 2010, she decided to use writing as her escape. Life is about what you make of it, you have to live it to the fullest no matter the circumstances.

From a young age, she has always loved books and even dreamed of being an author when she was younger. Growing up in the Navy, she used to weave tales for her siblings and her friends about anything and everything. And when she wasn’t creating her own stories, she had a book in her hand. They transported her to another world. She hopes that her readers will have the same experience when reading her stories, and that, in some way, they can relate to her characters.

Getting sick changed her life forever, but it also opened doors for her that she thought would always be out of reach.

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Release Tour: When Lightning Strikes by Darragha Foster

When Lightning Strikes | Darragha Foster

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Release Date: July 1st 2020

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Former soldier Johnny Jewell is a gay cowboy who has never been with another man. He kept his desires buried deep, married, had a family and lost everything when he came out. A lightning strike, fire and death burn his already complicated world to white-hot ash.

All he has left now are horses and hard work. After a move across the country, he meets a horse trainer named Sig and finds it’s time to saddle up and face the storm head-on. Will the next lightning strike put him asunder or spark life in the beast within?

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Excerpt

John cracked the whip.

Bear began a slow circle around the shirtless Sig.

“That’s a beautiful horse,” Johnny called.

Sig chuckled. “He is that. If I can train him, he’s sure to be a stud. Joan isn’t pleased with this little beauty’s behaviors. Not only is he ill-behaved in the stable, he’s a terror in the field.”

“What’s he doing?”

“He likes to mount the geldings.”

John laughed. “Equus homosexuales.”

“He’s an opportunistic lover. He’ll drop for mares or geldings. He even drops when you give him grain. This is one horny horse, my Al Dubhe.”

“What’s his name? Not Bear?” John asked, smiling over the horse’s behavior.

“He’s named after a constellation—the Great Bear, or Al Dubhe in Arabic.

And as much as I hate to do it, I’ve got to curtail his bad behavior. Can’t have him dropping in the middle of the show ring and mounting some twelve-year-old’s pony. Upsets the girls and judges. Sig clicked his tongue. “Come on, boy. You can do it. Let’s give you a good sweat.”

“I’ll be sure to keep him away from my mare.” John cracked the whip.

“Around here you might have to watch your back. You never know what might drop right behind you.” Sig winked.

About the Author

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Darragha Foster writes of the strange and unusual–because that’s her life.

Darragha enjoys the twisted and unusual. She finds inspiration all around her. Even in the cold case at the grocer. Where she is no longer welcome. But that’s another story…

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