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Chef Eli meets his very organised match in this latest Bliss romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t put my finger on why this series from Harley Grace works so well for me, but it just does.

Each one has been an absolute delight, they’re just low angst, feel good reads with a brilliant setting, loads of great secondary characters and two MCs who are always just right for each other.

Even if things do always seem to happen in a short space of time, they are on a holiday island after all, they never feel like it’s an instalove situation. The two men just seem to have that spark, a connection from the off which allows them to open up to the other naturally without anything feeling forced or rushed.

Here it’s Chef Eli’s turn and his match is Spencer, a not quite as uptight as he might first seem administrator who Mr Blissand has brought to the resort to take some of the pressure off Eli’s shoulders.

While their initial meeting is a bit fraught, it’s also filled with sparks of chemistry and I was laughing my head off at how quickly they were snogging in a cupboard because they really are a perfect match.

Tensions arise solely from the outside auditor who’s been sent along to essentially see if Mr B has lost his mind, and her attitude leaves a lot to be desired. But, suffice it to say, those who work on the island are a family and they all pull together to see that not only is Mr B protected, but that no-one puts doubt on either Eli or Spencer.

I know it’s always hard for a new author to make a mark in what’s a crowded space already, but these books really are just a whole load of fun. They definitely bring me the Bliss that Adrien wants all his guests to find 😁

Now, please can I have Trace’s story next (and Mr B’s after that!)

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

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Release Blitz: Cinderella Proposal by Harley Grace

Cinderella Proposal | Harley Grace

The Boys of Bliss #2

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Release Date: September 17th, 2020

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David wasn’t expecting his ex to be at his friend’s wedding—especially not as the groom.

Six months ago, David’s relationship disintegrated, but when a colleague invites him to his wedding at the newest gay-friendly island resort right off the coast of Florida, he sees his chance to put himself back out there. It turns out groom number two is none other than his ex-boyfriend. He needs cover, stat, and in saunters the hottest little room cleaner he ever did see.

While David needs a fake boyfriend, Fin needs a bailout.

After getting kicked out of his house as a teenager, Finley Sweet is finally back on his feet. He’s got a good job at Bliss Resort, but when a self-made millionaire offers him a mountain of cash to be his fake boyfriend for a week, Fin leaps at the chance to change everything and get his inheritance back from his evil stepfather.

What starts as a business transaction becomes so much more, but there’s a time limit to their love, and the contract runs out when David goes back to the mainland. Only it’s more than a contract holding them together, and everything they want is right there if they can read between the lines.

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“Oooh,” Chet agreed with a sigh, setting a hand on Eric’s chest and making a sad face. “That’s right. Everyone’s bringing someone. Everyone except David.”

Eric flinched and glanced at me from the corner of his eye.

I should have kept my mouth shut. Every brain cell that was still functioning screamed at me to shut up, get on the elevator that was opening behind me, and go to my room. Mope, suck it up, go to Chet’s wedding.

Let him have his tiny, irrelevant win.

“A whole week of playing third wheel, how depressing.” Chet sighed again and shrugged. “Well, you can have dinner with us, I suppose.”

I turned to face them, eyebrows raised, doing my best to look surprised. “What do you mean, everyone but me?”

Chet narrowed his eyes, suspicious. “You didn’t mark the plus-one box. You’re alone.”

“Aw shit,” I scrubbed a hand down my face and turned to Eric. “Did I really not mark it? My boyfriend is gonna be pissed.”

The smile Eric gave me in return was blinding. I’d never seen a man look so damn happy at the idea of someone else dating, but it looked good on him. It was easy to see why people found him attractive. “Oh, that’s no problem at all. I can add one person to everything, won’t even take more than a few minutes. I’m so glad you—”

“What’s his name?” Chet demanded, but Eric wrapped an arm around his waist and practically dragged him away.

“You have to help me, Chet, who do we talk to, to add a person to all the meals? There was an event coordinator, right?” Eric shot another smile over his shoulder and made the phone gesture while mouthing “if you need anything.”

And fuck.

Yeah, I needed something. I needed a boyfriend.

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The Boys of Bliss #1

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When his fiancé leaves him at the altar, Andrew Wellman runs straight to Bliss.

After spending the last year of his life busting his butt on the new resort off the south coast of Florida, all Andrew has to do is stick the landing—a gorgeous wedding and a honeymoon to blow the socks—and everything else—off his groom-to-be. But when he finds his fiancé buried deep not in wedding preparations but in his best friend, Andrew calls the whole thing off and cashes in that plane ticket for a solo honeymoon.

Rock star Cord Fabien’s whole life blew apart when his band broke up.

Now, he owes his label a solo album, but all he wants to do at the new gay resort run by the mysterious billionaire Adrien Bliss and is hide from the paparazzi and lick his wounds. But when one sad interior designer catches his eye, Cord finds the inspiration to make beautiful music again.

Two men, completely adrift, find in each other the strength to pursue their passions. But Bliss can’t last forever, and the lives they’ve left behind are waiting to shatter a romance that bloomed in paradise.

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Harley Grace is an author duo in love with love. Writing MM romance, they’re all about giving sugar, spice, and everything nice to their boys. They enjoy long walks on the beach, reading by the fireplace, and always looking at the lighter side of life.

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Release Blitz: Honeymoon Refrain by Harley Grace

Honeymoon Refrain | Harley Grace

The Boys of Bliss #1

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Release Date: August 27th 2020

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When his fiancé leaves him at the altar, Andrew Wellman runs straight to Bliss.

After spending the last year of his life busting his butt on the new resort off the south coast of Florida, all Andrew has to do is stick the landing—a gorgeous wedding and a honeymoon to blow the socks—and everything else—off his groom-to-be. But when he finds his fiancé buried deep not in wedding preparations but in his best friend, Andrew calls the whole thing off and cashes in that plane ticket for a solo honeymoon.

Rock star Cord Fabien’s whole life blew apart when his band broke up.

Now, he owes his label a solo album, but all he wants to do at the new gay resort run by the mysterious billionaire Adrien Bliss and is hide from the paparazzi and lick his wounds. But when one sad interior designer catches his eye, Cord finds the inspiration to make beautiful music again.

Two men, completely adrift, find in each other the strength to pursue their passions. But Bliss can’t last forever, and the lives they’ve left behind are waiting to shatter a romance that bloomed in paradise.

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He leaned against me, taking a swig of his water and staring out at the moon, hanging over the ocean like a giant silver coin. “It’s really perfect for a honeymoon, isn’t it?” He smelled of the resort soap, jasmine and sea salt, and the natural tang of manly sweat. It wasn’t something I’d ever thought of as sexy before, but on him, sitting there on the beach, it really was.

I kissed the top of his head and rested my cheek against his hair. “It is. Your honeymoon’s gonna be the best when you have it for real. Maybe your husband’ll rent the penthouse and keep you here a month. Nothing but sun and sea and a giant heart-shaped bed.”

He chuckled at that, swallowing his bite of sandwich before answering. “There are no heart-shaped beds anywhere in this resort. This isn’t the eighties.”

“Heart-shaped hot tub?”

“Now those, we have,” he agreed, and turned to look up at me, pupils enormous in the dark. “I don’t need that, though. As long as he’s here, and not in my apartment, fucking Ian.”

“Sweetheart, I wouldn’t fuck Ian with someone else’s dick,” I promised, on the assumption that Ian was the best friend. I might have been offering to take him on a honeymoon, but I wasn’t sure anymore. The conversation had gone around in a circle, and all I knew was that I wanted to take the sadness out of his eyes.

Apparently it worked, since he giggled, shoulders shaking and eyes lit with mirth. “What about me?”

I grinned as I leaned forward and gave him a peck on the lips. “Not planning on needing anything but my own for you.”

When he gave me a dreamy smile, I leaned in again and took his mouth, wrapping one hand around the back of his neck and pressing in. He gave a tiny whimper and clung to me, fingers wrapped tight around my arms.

When I pulled back, he stayed there, eyes closed and lips parted, breath coming in short pants. “I’m going to need you to go ahead and prove that.”

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About the Author

Harley Grace is an author duo in love with love. Writing M/M romance, they’re all about giving sugar, spice, and everything nice to their boys. They enjoy long walks on the beach, reading by the fireplace, and always looking at the lighter side of life.

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Website: harleygrace-author.com

Mailing List: https://sendfox.com/lp/3o6lgd

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/harleygraceauthor

Goodreads Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/harleygraceauthor

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