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Cover Reveal: The B-Side by B. Harmony

The B-Side | B. Harmony

Perspective Series #1

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Release Date: August 28th, 2020

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Chance
When I read the roommate wanted ad, I thought my sister was encouraging me to live with an insane person. As it turns out, he isn’t insane, he’s sexy and one hundred percent my type. Living with him will be the ultimate test of my self control.

When the combination of our love of music and my overwhelming need to take care of him meets jealousy, sparks fly. His heart may be damaged, but nothing is beyond repair.

Now all I have to do is convince him that I’m in this for the long haul, not just this moment.

Tyler
I may look like the happy-go-lucky gay guy with a big smile and more punny tees than one person should probably own. But it’s just a shield to protect my heart, the one that has been torn apart by the people who were meant to love me most.

The last thing I’m willing to do is risk the tattered shreds on my new – straight- roommate. Sure, he’s sexy as sin and has a love of music that rivals my own, but all that is just grounds for a new friendship. Nothing more. Right?

Yet, every moment we spend together tests a little bit more of my self control. When it turns out my roommate is not as straight as I once thought, I have to decide if this is one playlist I should listen to.

Will we have our own love song, or will this just be another broken-hearted ballad?

The B-Side is a low-angst, roommates-to-lovers, MM Romance novel. Featuring punny t-shirts for every occasion, killer playlists, meddling family and friends, and a happily ever after.

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Excerpt

A quick glance down at my outfit to make sure I’m decent and . . . slim fit jeans without stains and a black tee that says Let Me Be Perfectly Queer. Yep, this will be fine. With that thought, I stand up from my table, stretch my arms above my head, and head down the stairs to open the door.

No matter how confident I am about getting a roommate, absolutely nothing would have prepared me for the sight that greeted me when I opened the door.

Holy shit. Thank you, Baby Jesus.

Chance Arden is a gorgeous male specimen. If I had to wager a guess, I’d say he’s somewhere around six three. A gorgeous mop of wavy, dark brown hair rests on top of the most beautiful face I’ve ever seen on a man. Not quite a chiseled jaw; no, he’s got a more rounded face, covered in just-past-five o’clock scruff, and the clearest sea-blue eyes. I scan my eyes down from his face to the rest of his body; he’s muscular, but lean.

Maybe he’s a swimmer, I muse.

He’s wearing a blue and green gingham button up with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows, a pair of dark wash jeans, and navy-blue Chucks.

Wow.

Chance clears his throat. “Um. Hey. Are you Tyler?”

Apparently, my manners ended the second I opened the door. I can feel my cheeks heat slightly as I realize I’ve been standing here for a solid minute perusing this spectacular showing of the male form instead of speaking.

Get it together, Tyler. He’s probably straight. No—more importantly, he could be your new roommate. Do not hit on him.

“Yep, that’s me!” I say with way too much enthusiasm. “Come on in.”

I open the door wider and step off to the side to allow Chance to walk in further. I may or may not peruse his backside as he walks past me. I admit to nothing. But, god, it is just as spectacular as the front of him.

“I’m glad you could come by on such short notice. I’m eager to get my roommate situation squared away.”

“No problem. The weekends are typically off days for me, so this worked out fine.”

He seems nervous if his wringing hands are anything to go by. His voice, though, his voice is steady, deep, and has me fighting to control my dick’s insistence that it gets an opportunity to pop up and say hello.

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About the Author

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Harmony is a Texas girl with SoCal roots with a penchant for rock music and happily ever afters. She began her journey as a romance author after spending a year as a book blogger and bookstgrammer in the romance community.

She has been writing on and off for years, but The B-Side is the first novel that has reached completion.

Harmony lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and two fur babies. She spends her free time drinking too much coffee, swearing, and reading & writing while simultaneously watching baseball.

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A bit lacking in tension but still an overall enjoyable romance

48999098._SY475_Trade Deadline by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this one but it was definitely less tension driven than the others in the series have been.

The main drama points came from uncertainty about Daniel’s ice hockey future and Micah’s internalising fears over their relationship long term.

That’s not to say that it wasn’t a good narrative though, I did still love the setting and I adored all the stuff with Micah’s job as a marine biologist.

I also really appreciate it when authors have strong female characters and don’t make ex wives of girlfriends into complete witches.

Tabby and the kids were a nice presence without being overwhelming or distracting the focus from the new relationship.

Loved seeing all the Venom guys and I liked that Daniel didn’t have some unbelievable impact on his new team, but felt realistic about the challenges of moving to a new place.

Overall another successful entry in this sports romance series from Avon and Piper.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Second High Rise book hits all the right notes

50402024._SY475_André by Jayce Ellis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Full review tomorrow when I’m at the laptop.

I am neither a gay man nor a person of colour but that didn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying this book and I am so glad to see more diverse representation within the MM world.

Book one in this series really surprised me, but this one was even better, very low angst, some internal conflict over what it means to be a gay black man and a bit of outside interference is all that was needed to create tension.

This felt completely real, both André and Marcus were fully fleshed out characters, their personalities distinct and their experiences different. There’s a small age gap between them and it worked completely for the narrative.

A hook-up turned into a work relationship, into friendship and then into a true partnership, with all the hurdles to overcome on the way. With a fabulous cast of secondary characters, a teeny guest appearance from Collin and Jeremiah from book one which make me squeal just a bit 😁 and a dreamy Epilogue, this is a fantastic second edition to this series from Jayce Ellis.

As the series is only loosely connected, I have no clue who will be the subject of book three but I can’t wait to find out! Add in another fabulous cover and this new series is shaping up to be a favourite.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review

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