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Release Blitz: Cherry Picked by May Archer

Cherry Picked | May Archer

Sunday Brothers #3


Release Date: May 2nd, 2023

Cover Design: Cate Ashwood

Cover Photo: Michelle Lancaster

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Never ask your brother’s best friend to… pick your cherry.

When I asked Jack Wyatt to help me lose my pesky v-card, I didn’t expect him to keel over in shocked disapproval and nearly tumble us down a mountain.

You might think a guy who’s been reading romance novels his whole life would’ve figured out a smoother way to broach the subject, but in my defense, I’ve been pining for Jack for seven long years, just waiting for him to notice me.

Jack sees me as sweet, shy Hawk Sunday: his Pride and Prejudice-obsessed hiking buddy; his dependable employee; the honorary little brother he’s determined to protect, not…deflower.

But to me, Jack is everything a romantic hero should be: tall, gorgeous, kind, and brilliant.

Or at least I thought he was brilliant… until he started getting so many things so boneheadedly wrong.

Like refusing to do the deflowering himself, but also, erm… blocking any other potential plant-lovers from getting all up in my garden.

And like continuing to see me as someone who needs protecting, rather than a man who needs possessing

A man who’s determined to get his cherry well and truly picked this summer, whether Jack Wyatt likes it or not.


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Pick Me

Sunday Brothers #1

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 Pick One

Sunday Brothers #1.5

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Hand Picked

Sunday Brothers #2

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The Sunday Brothers Series 1

About The Author


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.

She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.


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What a glorious homage to both Jane Austen and love!

Cherry Picked CoverCherry Picked by May Archer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just like the other books in this series, May Archer has taken a familiar trope and given it her own spin.

Here we have a brother’s best friend/best friend’s younger brother trope but with a Pride and Prejudice theme that gives it a sweet flavour packed with humour but also some truly touching moments too.

Hawk is the youngest Sunday brother, he’s the quiet one, the brother who doesn’t look like the rest, he’s quiet and loves to read and he’s been “in love” with Jack Wyatt for years.

So, it makes sense to him to ask Jack to be the one to ‘pop his cherry’ because they’re friends, they spend loads of time together, and he trusts Jack.

What he doesn’t expect is for Jack to freak out, turn him down and panic about ruining their friendship.

With a secondary plot involving the company trying to buy up and build on the environmentally sensitive mountain that nestles the Hollow, ostensibly bringing jobs and economic security to Little Pippin, the book takes its sweet time in having Hawk and Jack work through the messy situation they’ve got into.

On top of that, they’re also disagreeing on the resort plans too and things look quite hopeless for a while.

I loved the way the narrative takes its time to let Hawk and Jack work through their reciprocal feelings, Hawk is hurt and angry, Jack is terrified of the potential for heartbreak if things go wrong.

This one is less steamy than the others in the series, but it’s not lacking for that. Instead, it’s got all the emotional feels from the off.

The reader can see Jack’s as in love with Hawk as the younger man is with him, he just needs a wake-up call to let him get over himself.

With a gentle hand May spins all the threads together – a new friend who very much stirs the pot in all the right ways, a few home truths at the right time – eventually Hawk and Jack find their way back to each other and the residents of the Hollow discover a way to move forward.

Third eldest brother Reed also makes an appearance here and I’m really hoping his book is next, as he’s definitely hiding something and it may be related to the new staff at the Tavern!

#ARC kindly received from the author via Give Me Books PR, in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: A Box of Wishes by Jackie Keswick

A Box of Wishes | Jackie Keswick

A Words & Wishes Story #1


Release Date Paperback: October 20th, 2022

Kindle Unlimited: November 10th, 2022

Cover Artist: Covers by Jo

Heat Rating: 3 flames

Length: 64,000 words / 244 pages

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You build a house from walls and beams. You make a home with love and dreams.

Does Fate Grant Wishes?

Ryan O’Shaughnessy, owner of the Top o’ the Morning Coffeehouse, is convinced of it. Besides brewing the best coffee in Rothcote and baking delicious pastries and cakes, he helps Fate with her errands, never minding that it’s always someone else’s turn to catch a bit of happiness. Not until he meets a man who takes his breath away.

Detective Sergeant Ben Hobart has made a career of helping others. He never asks help for himself. Not even when a bad breakup leaves him lonely and with only his cat for company. Until he sets foot into Ryan’s coffeehouse to investigate a break-in and finds what’s missing from his life.

Fate may grant wishes, but she doesn’t hand them out for free. Can Ben let go of the past? And will Ryan find the courage to make a wish of his own?

A sexy, slow-burn, mm coffeeshop romance with a touch of magic and a cat.



When the party thinned out, Ben found Ryan, and they escaped from the cheerful uproar into the dark courtyard where the white tree with its single red bauble glowed and glittered.

Ben poked the bauble with a fingertip and watched it swing back and forth. “The first time I saw this, I wondered if it was a signal.”

“I knew you were a clever man.”

“You mean it is a signal?”

“Of course. It’s our way to say that everyone is welcome, whether you’re like everyone else or one of a kind, whether you’re in a crowd or on your own. That’s what hospitality is all about. We always make room for one more. Or two.”

Ben swallowed past the lump in his throat. He reached for Ryan and smiled when Ryan leaned against him with a deep sigh. “Tired?”

“You said it. I could happily sleep standing here.”

“Recovering from exposure isn’t pleasant. And if you fall asleep right now, you’d miss… this.” He didn’t give Ryan a chance to ask. He wrapped his arm around Ryan’s shoulders, drew him close, and kissed him.

Ryan’s lips were dry, and a little rough, but he leaned into Ben’s hold and kissed him back, sharing the taste of cinnamon and custard, and the elusive flavour of Earl Grey tea.

It was the most perfect end to a perfect day.

Ben hadn’t forgotten that they stood in front of a lit Christmas tree, that anyone who cared to peer out into the courtyard could see them, wrapped around each other.

He didn’t mind.

About the Author

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Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She’s worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who write their own rules. She blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.

And she still hasn’t found the place where the bus stops.

For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places


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