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Release Blitz: Austin by Con Riley

Austin | Con Riley

Learning To Love #4

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Release Date: May 26th, 2022

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Universal Link: https://bit.ly/3H9YpQJ

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Blurb

Can Austin learn to love the opposite who attracts him?

Austin Russell doesn’t belong at a small school like Glynn Harber. He’s meant to be a high flyer in finance not a book-keeping bursar. Now there’s only one renovation project left to budget, it’s time he toughened his soft heart and got back to climbing the corporate ladder.

The truth is he’d rather climb Maisie Dymond’s father.

That urge doesn’t add up—Dom Dymond is his polar opposite—but when a near-miss brings them together, Austin discovers there’s more below his laid-back surface, especially as Dom’s determined to win the bid for the school’s last rebuilding project.

Working in proximity means Austin can’t deny that they’re opposites who don’t only attract, they combust whenever they’re close. Telling himself it’s only a fling doesn’t ring true when Dom opens up about what keeps him in Cornwall. He’s there to heal his fractured family, and he wants Austin as part of it.

That openness makes Austin want to share too, but will Dom still feel the same attraction once he knows what drives Austin to keep climbing his ladder?

♥ Austin is the fourth standalone novel in the Learning to Love series. Set in England’s glorious county of Cornwall, each book has a fulfilling happily ever after. ♥

Excerpt

Charles continued undaunted, still pointing his phone at Austin’s naked torso. “You know what they say . . . There’s someone out there for everybody, even a ghost-white body like yours. You really should consider ditching your suit and tie if you’re taking some time off. How about you borrow a pair of my shorts to sunbathe with me tomorrow? Got a pair that would suit you, covered in crabs.”

He made a pincer with his free hand.

“Snippy, just like you. I’ll be in the garden all afternoon, going through the learning journeys for my new class of kids. Make sure I know all about them so I can plan the classroom for them.”

“No. I’ll need to . . .” Austin almost said tie up loose ends before leaving. He stopped himself, nowhere near ready to have that don’t leave conversation with Charles again. “I’ll need to get back to work tomorrow.”

“That sounds a chore.” Charles tugged at the sheet, drawing it lower. “Would you at least consider getting a spray tan? Might help you look a bit less consumptive.”

He teased but he peered closely. At least he dropped his phone. He also finally dropped his teasing.

“Hugo and I said we’d take it in turns to check on your noggin, remember? Make sure your brains didn’t actually leak out of your ears after that nasty bump to your head. Although, I could take a few headless torso shots while I’m here for anyone looking for a small yet perfectly formed power bottom with a ferocious temper.”

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Charles – https://bit.ly/CharlesCR

Sol – https://bit.ly/3jUfMeE

Luke – https://bit.ly/3qi6SvV

Pre-Order:  Out September 29th, 2022

Heppel Ever After – https://bit.ly/3GaxV2R

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About The Author

CON RILEY lives on the wild and wonderful Welsh coast, with her head in the clouds and her feet in the ocean.

Injury curtailed her enjoyment of outdoor pursuits, so writing fiction now fills her free time. Love, loss, and redemption shape her romance stories, and her characters are flawed in ways that make them live and breathe.

When not people-watching or reading, she spends time staring at the sea from her kitchen window. If you see her, don’t disturb her — she’s probably thinking up new plots.

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Con saves the best for last as Austin and Dom fall head over heels

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dom Dymond is my absolute favourite character Con Riley has created and we don’t even get his PoV in this book.

Anyone who’s familiar with Con’s expanded world will have seen Dom’s name crop up in Be My Best Man or True Brit, Jude and Rob also cross paths with him in the Bonus Scene for His Horizon.

But, until now, he’s been a nebulous figure, our most common interactions with him have been in Luke’s book as Austin repeatedly tells him off for always being late to pick up his delightful daughter Maisie.

So, what happens when a prickly school bursar with a secret guilt that stops him from forming attachments crashes headlong into Dom’s orbit?

We get this book, the very best in what has been a quite outstanding series, and a love story which is all about learning not only to love someone else, but learning how to forgive too. For Austin, it’s learning to let go of an incident in his past which has basically hung a noose around his neck for many years.

When their paths cross, it sends both men on a journey which is delivered in inimitable Con Riley style, filled with wonderful snappy dialogue, smoking hot sexy times, emotional feels all over the spectrum from rage to grief, guilt to passion and a whole big load of love.

This is the least angsty book in the series but Con still brings enough tension into the narrative as we slowly find out what causes Austin’s caustic nature and why Dom’s been late to pick up Maisie from school.

We get to discover that the snappy and terrierlike Austin, with his determination that Glynn Harber isn’t the place for him, is actually a man desperately trying to make amends for an accident that wasn’t even his fault.

We find out Dom isn’t a feckless father, but a man who’s given up everything to be there for Maisie whenever she needs him.

And we see that, together, these two men are a force as bright as a supernova, absolutely perfect for each other and both willing to take a chance at a lifetime of happiness.

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

Disclaimer: As ever, I alpha read this book for Con.

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Roe delivers up a super spicy and serious sweet romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another hit entry in his omegaverse from Roe, Ugly manages to be the sweetest romance ever while raising the lid as one of the hottest.

The dirty talk in this book is exceptional and I felt every bit of the scorching heat between the shy teenage Emmerson and scared and lonely Burke.

The plot is simple, no need to over-egg the pudding and I adored watching Burke open up as he realised Emmerson was there for him because Burke made him feel safe.

Emmerson also realises he’s a bit of a size queen after Burke nurtures him through his first heat with not only kindness but also some ridiculous, pants meltingly hot sex 😁

Really loved this one and I’m hoping there may have been small hints for who else might be getting a book (Richard and Kirby please Roe if you’d be so kind!)

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

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