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Representation: cis-male, gay, bisexual, questioning,

Genre/tags: contemporary, romance, fake dating, stalker, best friends’ brother

Confessions spin-off

INSIDE AFFAIR


This is about Xander who is Bailey’s best friend (and ex-boyfriend) and Sean who is Bailey’s brother—detective Dick, as Henri so nicely named him—which is the main things you need to remember from the confession series.


We start this book with Xavier getting called into the Boss’ office and learning someone has been sending some twitter post or messages (huh, I can’t remember). They are stalkerish and alarming and he needs a bodyguard, but he wants to pick his own. However not wanting to distribute Bailey and nearly moved in boyfriend he calls on Sean who has decided to have a holiday after a big case and this is perfect (workaholic), he can guard Xander’s body and oh, hey I’ll pretend to be your boyfriend, so what if I’m straight. so basic troupe and it went exactly as expected.

“touching you is quickly becoming one of the most normal things in the world to me.”

I was a fan, as I most always seem to be when it comes to Ella Frank’s romances. I liked the two MC’s together, the banter, the arguing and the slow saps of interest, chemistry that neither understood because why hadn’t they seen it before. Why now? Which comes into play as that’s the point that seems to be used more than major denial.


I also really liked that this was a contained book, we aren’t left wondering about Xander’s safety at the end of the book. And even if it’s not all wrapped up it seemed closed enough at the end to satisfy a need for a closed ending.


I also loved Bailey’s reaction to the whole idea of Sean being Xander’s boyfriend and really enjoyed getting to know the people around Xavier, the life he leads as this big news presenter and I liked that by the end the main event was settled, we aren’t waiting for the next book to learn more.

“your face. Jesus, Xander…its, like, blinding. I never realized how fucking stunning you are.”
“and not that you’ve noticed?”

I so really hope we got a lot more interactions with the brothers, though I don’t see why we wouldn’t as well as hopefully seeing more or learning more about Xander’s family and his past.



Rated: 4 stars

Kindle edition: 239 pages

ASIN: B088C5FP1L

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One dilapidated cabin in need of renovation. Two stubborn men pretending to be a couple. Three summer months to get the job done. Four tangled legs in only one bed. Five cameras catching it all for YouTube.

Six hundred thousand Instagram followers. Seven nosy family members with Opinions. Eight thousand reasons they should never fall in love. Nine million reasons why they will. Say You'll Be Nine is a standalone novel..



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Genre: contemporary


EXCERPT


Thinking about Cooper though… well, that did something to me. It made me annoyed, mostly, but for some reason that annoyance made itself known through what I’d begun to think of as “angry dick.” Yes, thoughts of arguing with Cooper made me hard. And since I was fixing to spend the entire summer sleeping near, fighting with, and pretending to kiss and hug the man, this was going to be a problem.


“Keep it together,” I grumbled under my breath. Nacho’s ears perked up in the rearview mirror. “Oh, not you, baby. You’re fine. Go back to sleep. Daddy’s just having a sexuality crisis, no big.”


I remembered one time when Cooper was staying over during a spring break, I’d come home late from helping a neighbor fix his tractor shed and run right into Cooper pouring himself a glass of ice water in the darkened kitchen. He’d been standing there in nothing but navy-striped boxer briefs, and I’d stared at him like he was some kind of alien.


“Nine,” he’d said slowly. “Didn’t know you were out this late.”


I’d glanced my fill of his entire body, curious more than anything about what another man outside my family looked like without his clothes on. Since I’d helped my dad on the farm and worked at Walt’s, I hadn’t played school sports and had the locker room experience like some others had.


I remembered the air getting weird between us and his underwear getting bulgier as we stood there. Had it been possible he was getting hard for me? I’d known he was gay, but this was something else.


“Uh, yeah,” I’d croaked. “Was working at the farm next door. Sorry.” I’d scooted past him and raced for my room, kicking myself for apologizing for being in my own damned kitchen. After that, every time I’d seen Cooper I hadn’t been able to help but look at his fly to see if he was getting hard for me again. It had been this inappropriate addiction I’d had that had pissed me the hell off and started the odd discord between us. Was it ego? Did I really care if some gay guy found me attractive?


So yeah. I was sweating buckets and probably going to puke and faint at the same time the minute I saw him at the renovation cabin. Super-duper.


When I finally pulled off the deserted mountain highway and onto the road where the property was located, I finally pulled over and upchucked into the weeds at the side of the forest. Nothing like christening a new place with a little vomit.


Nacho whimpered and whined from the half-open window, so I waved my hand at him to let him know I was still alive. I used some napkins from the side pocket to wipe my mouth and then swished with water from my water bottle. Finally, I popped in some mint gum from the console and tried to take a deep breath. At least now I wasn’t going to puke when I saw Cooper.

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ABOUT LUCY

After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.


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Updated: Jun 2, 2020

Representation: gay, cis-male

Genre: romance, contemporary, amnesia, disability


This is a trilogy, the HEA was before the accident and this is just them getting to that all over again.


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this was done nice, the opening chapter was from Justin’s POV as he begins his day, tells us how much he loves Dallas and then heads off to work where he’s hit by a truck.

The rest of the book is how Dallis gets taken to the hospital by the cops and learns how badly Justin is hurt along with the possibility that he won’t be the same—no the reality, which he won’t, but it ends up not being as server (yet?) as it could have been, only he’s lost the last 5 years, all of which was when Dallas was in the picture.

I liked the fact that even though Dallas always planned to stay by his side despite Justin not remembering him and the fear that Justin could kick him out Justin didn’t. He still felt the emotions of before and listened to them, saw the pictures and grieved for what was lost rather then battle what he didn’t know. I liked how Dallas did his best to be what Justin needed. was so patient and loved Justin so much and it hurt.

“You fell in love with me once, what’s to say you can’t love me twice?”

And fuck me, I leaked. From the moment I started reading the book the emotions hit me. They wrapped around me and an ache in my throat started for what I knew would come and when it did I just leaked, no ugly cried, just full on leaked the whole time I was reading it. honestly, it never fucking stopped.


Rated: 4.5 stars

Kindle edition: 185 pages

ASIN: B08935PN7L

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