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Cover Reveal: Hitched by Lucy Lennox & May Archer

Hitched | Lucy Lennox & May Archer

A Licking Thicket Horn of Glory Novel #2

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Release Date: February 1st, 2022

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Former Marine Percy “Champ” Champion has never encountered a problem he can’t handle. Flying bullets? Daring jungle rescues? Building Champion Security from the ground up? Making people seriously regret using his hated first name? No problem. He’s gotten the job done without a hitch each and every time.

But it turns out there are some situations Champ can’t handle alone, like:

  • Going undercover as a wedding planner to retrieve some missing cartel data in time to avert an international crisis.
  • Keeping his jerk of an ex from threatening his business.
  • Preventing Quinn Taffet, Licking Thicket’s gorgeous, charming new wedding planner—and Champ’s fake fiancé—from getting into danger… or from getting the wrong idea about their relationship.
  • Fighting the pull that lands him in Quinn’s bed night after night, despite his very best intentions.
  • Stopping the pun-happy matchmakers of the Thicket from destroying the sane, well-ordered life he’s built for himself.
  • And, most troubling of all, protecting his traitorous heart from all the romance in the air.

In short, Champ needs an extraction plan ASAP before he finds himself well and truly… hitched.

About The Authors


As a USA TODAY bestselling author, Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s.

She enjoys naps, pizza, and procrastinating. She has some snarky kids and is married to someone who is better at math than romance but who makes her laugh every single day and is the best dancer in the history of ever.

She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.

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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.

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DJ brings another cracking fake relationship to life

Faking A GroomFaking a Groom by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another enjoyable entry in this series from DJ which all centres around the idea of fake marriages.

Here it’s a fake fiance, used as a means to try and encourage a state senator to do the right thing when it comes to legislation which would harm his closeted gay son.

It’s also a second chances romance, as Avery and Rory rekindle feelings they had as teenagers at boarding school.

What I liked best about this book though, is that it plays around with ideals of masculinity, of what makes someone not only look masculine, but feel it.

Avery is an All-American hero on the outside, with his golden good looks, but he’s yearning for more.

Rory, by contrast, is a powerhouse of self-confidence, in his job, his sexuality, and his own value.

I loved how the narrative took these men on deeply personal journeys as well as the political minefields they had to navigate.

We also get to drop in with Caleb and Julien, who are still totally loved up on Bliss Island.

Rory’s family were also awesome and their acceptance of Avery went a long way in helping him to deal with his toxic internalised fears.

The narrative does drag a little towards the end, but I totally understood why it went that way, I think I was just getting a bit impatient to have Avery’s dad hung out to dry by then!

A great romance with a nice element of mild lingerie kink which spiced things up wonderfully.

I’m eager to see where the series goes next as there’s a fair few available options.

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

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Really conflicted with this one

Anything But RealAnything But Real by Alex West

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There were elements of this debut romance from Alex West which I absolutely adored there were also times that reading it felt exhausting.

The intriguing way in which it’s written I think perhaps sounded better as an idea than it did in practice as having three different narrative styles in one chapter made it feel jumbled at times.

Still, the romance itself was a sweet one, both friends to lovers and second chance all in one and I liked both Ben and Reid as characters.

Ben was occasionally hard work to read though, we only get his first person thoughts and at times the incessant worrying became too much. Reid we only see through Ben’s eyes and through a third person narration so we only get his motivations in passing, not a constant stream of doubts.

The setting and fake fiance trope, however, worked really well and Ben’s family brought a fair bit of light relief to help ease away the tensions.

There is no smexy times at all in this book, other than a couple of kisses, everything happens off page or in fade to black, which is a little disappointing but not out of keeping with the higher focus on romantic love.

The epilogue is super sweet though and includes a nice time jump showing the two MCs still living their HEA.

Oh, there’s no need for an apostrophe in lots though and there were a couple of other odd grammatical errors which most people probably won’t care about but my journalist/sub-editor head doesn’t skip over.

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