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Underdog | L.A. Witt

In Vino Veritas #5

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Release Date: September 13th, 2022

Cover Design: Christine Coffey

Universal Link: https://geni.us/Underdog-amz

Audio: Coming soon

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Blurb

Life in foster care wasn’t easy. Life after prison? Unforgiving. But I’m determined to stay out of trouble, and I’m gaining a foothold on the closest I’ve ever known to normal.

Then, thanks to a pair of escape artist dogs from the sanctuary where I’ve found work, I cross paths with my boss’s neighbor, Ty Adams. He’s a horse trainer, and winter is his quiet season. It’s also the season when he gets restless and lonely—two things I know all about. He’s not interested in love or romance. I’m just happy someone’s interested in me at all, even if emotions are strictly forbidden.

When we’re not together, I’m thinking about him. When we are together… Well, I’m definitely thinking about what he does to me and what I want to do with him.

As we keep each other warm through the Vermont winter, this feels a lot more than physical. Somehow he soothes my pain, and I wonder if I’m touching something deep inside him too. But Ty won’t let himself love anyone. I never had a chance. And now, with my past closing in, I could lose the one man I hoped I could count on. The one I thought might be different.

When his present and my history collide, is it too much to hope he’ll choose me?

CW: Sick horse and a minor accident involving a horse—no animal deaths or serious injuries/illnesses.

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About The Author

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Of course, it would seem a bit silly to have a single site for multiple authors who aren’t collaborating, but therein lies the rub: we’re all the same person.

Yes, yes, it’s true.

But why use multiple names?  Simple: Different names write in different genres.

L.A. Witt writes almost exclusively gay male romance (including everything from contemporary to science fiction), plus some trans*/genderqueerLauren Gallagher writes heterosexuallesbian, and bisexual romances.

Lori A. Witt sticks to sci fi/fantasy and mainstream suspense (both of which may contain some LGBT and/or romantic elements, but are predominantly SFF). Ann Gallagher writes sweet romances and young adult, including asexual romances.

And finally, Diana Fyre writes horror (coming soon). So the different names just help readers quickly find the stories that interest them without needing to search through genres that don’t.

This is the place for updates and info about me, myself, and I…or, more importantly, the books.

I always love hearing from readers, so feel free to e-mail me or follow me on Twitter.

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Two very different men find love and healing in this great romance

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Following on from her last entry featuring former sports start Brant and single dad Jon, we get the story of their neighbour, horse trainer Ty.

One thing’s for sure about this book, Lori knows her horses, the level of detail is excellent but never overdone.

I loved how the horses, with their unique personalities, were as involved in the story as Ty and former convict Landon are.

Both men frustrated me intensely at times, Ty with his stubborn determination that he couldn’t have a relationship because of his business, Landon because of his feelings of unworthiness.

The main antagonist element of the plot I spotted a mile off, but Lori still does a good job at weaving in the tension leading up to the crisis point.

Sexual UST is high between the two men and when they do finally get it on, there’s some really lovely and emotionally driven intimacy.

The Epilogue is an absolute delight and had me smiling for ages after I’d finished reading.

#ARC kindly received from the author via Sarina Bowen’s Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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A beautiful & supportive romance drives this narrative

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My favourite one yet in this excellent series from Briar, I just fell hook, line and sinker for both Anders and Wells.

It’s as funny as the others in the series, it’s a bit more slow burn, understandably so given the circumstances of Wells’ situation and Anders’ lack of confidence and it’s as full of the sense of family and friendship as books one and two.

Set five years after The Dating Game, we get to see Jamie and Connor still being happy together, there’s also a brief appearance from Grey and Kai, and obviously Max is present throughout too (and I am SO dying to find out what’s going on between him and Anders’ brother Isac (yes I’ve spelt that right 😁)

There’s a real warmth to the whole narrative, as both Anders and Wells start to open up as they reluctantly join forces to train the former for a triathlon that his younger twin siblings have entered him into (after he’d told a little white lie to them when they were kids that it was his lifelong dream to compete in one).

This thread of the twins’ happiness being Anders’ primary concern is present throughout, he’s effectively been their dad since he was 19 and their mother fecked off to Vegas.

He’s spent so long looking after them, he’s forgotten that it’s okay for him to want someone to look after him too and when Wells begins to realise he could be that person, it’s such a gorgeous moment.

I loved everything about them as a pairing and the care and support they offer each other is beautiful to see.

Can’t wait for more from Briar.

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

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