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Another wonderfully funny and heart-warming romance from Marshall

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This needs to be a film or a Netflix TV series. It has all the elements for a successful rom com with a difference.

It’s funny (come on, it’s Marshall Thornton, of course it’s funny!) but it’s also got such a warmth to it as two mature men who think their marriage is over, realise that sometimes things are much more valuable if you look at them in a new light.

I loved the vulnerability of Miles, the sheer determination of Andy, the stubbornness of Kelly and the kindness of Avery. Raj was hilarious in all the bad ways but still not a bad person.

The twist in the tale was one I was expected, but that didn’t spoil its effect and I had a big smile on my face all the time I was reading.

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

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Release Blitz: Fathers of the Bride by Marshall Thornton

Fathers of the Bride |  Marshall Thornton

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Release Date: August 28th, 2021

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Blurb

After more than two decades together, Andrew Lane and Miles Kettering-Lane are going through a nasty divorce. Not only are they unraveling their relationship but also their business—Miles once had a popular home show on cable with Andrew serving as his producer/manager—the failure of which they blame on each other.

Now, they’d be happy to never, ever see each other again. But the daughter they both adore, Kelly, announces she’s getting married, and that means one very important thing: a wedding.

Thrown together, at event after event—meeting the in-laws, planning the wedding, throwing an elaborate engagement party—the two clash over everything until, their future in-laws, Bradley and Pudge Lincoln and Terry and Lissa Collins, try to take over the entire wedding. The Lincoln-Collinses’ are very wealthy, to quote Pudge, “People think we’re in the one percent but that’s so embarrassing. We’re barely in the two percent!”

Andrew and Miles realize they have to work together in order to compete with the overbearing Lincoln-Collinses’ and give their daughter the wedding she deserves.

Along the way, they realize things just might not be over between them.

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Prologue

Kelly Kettering-Lane

Growing up with two fathers in L.A. was not a big deal. Yes, there was the occasional uberdude who tried to make a lame joke about some sitcom from like a zillion years ago. I don’t even know why that was supposed to make me feel crappy. It never did.

Honestly, I’ve had more trouble with the fact that my name sounds more like a street address than a real live human being. That’s been pointed out a few hundred thousand times and it always makes me blush.

Yes, if you dig around on the Internet you can find right-wing trolls who claim to have data proving that I suffered terribly when two gay men snatched me out of foster care, dressed me in Baby Versace, and sent me off to private preschool.

The horrid abuse continued with day school at the Hollywood Schoolhouse garbed in Little Marc Jacobs, followed by middle and upper school at Harvard-Westlake where—my social conscience having sprung to life—I refused to wear anything that didn’t come from the Goodwill. Much to my fathers’ chagrin.

Capping off the complete and total destruction of my life, my fathers sent me to college. Such evil! I picked UCLA refusing to even consider applying to USC. They retaliated by giving me a brand-new BMW 228i, which I traded in on a 1999 Volvo, giving the leftover money to Habitat for Humanity. That was a tense Sunday dinner.

Seriously, the only truly terrible thing my fathers ever did to me was separating during my senior year of college.

According to the trolls this should have been the best thing that ever happened to me. They were wrong. It wasn’t. It so wasn’t.

And then there was my wedding… my awful, horrific, disastrous wedding worthy of Dino De Laurentiis. (BA: Women’s Studies, Film History minor.)

Of course, my apocalyptic wedding would not surprise anyone in my generation. After all, our parents are the ones who’ve plundered the world, bringing it to the brink of destruction; compared to that, ruining a wedding is a piece of cake.

About The Author

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Marshall Thornton writes two popular mystery series, the Boystown Mysteries and the Pinx Video Mysteries. He has won the Lambda Award for Gay Mystery three times.

His books Code Name: Liberty and Femme have been Lambda finalists for Best Gay Romance. Other books include My Favorite Uncle, The Ghost Slept Over and Masc, the sequel to Femme.

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Cover Reveal: Hijacked by Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Hijacked | Lucy Lennox & May Archer

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Release Date: September 2nd, 2021

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Blurb

Renowned cardiologist Carter Rogers is used to having things under control. His life, his prestigious reputation, his career, his future.

Things he can’t control this time around:

• His meddling grandfather

• His annoying gamer cousin

• Buggy South American jungles

• Being the meat in a feuding cartel sandwich

• Getting kidnapped by a monologuing drug lord

•Falling for the very hot, very mouthy ex-soldier from his past

In short, Carter’s peaceful, well-planned life has been… hijacked.

About The Authors

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Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s.
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 Archer 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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