Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Bleu Balls
Author: Tara Lain
Series: Balls to the Wall, #7
Heroes: Robin, Bobby, Micah and Paolo
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Double trouble. The McMillan twins, Robin and Bobby, are renowned for their talents—both as fine artists and for thrilling the various men who catch their eyes. As different in style and personality as their DNA is identical, they’re nonetheless best friends who divide and conquer, with Robin doing the serious painting and Bobby adding the sunny salesmanship.
But when their most important client decides Bobby must wield the paintbrush, the brothers revert to childhood tactics and switch places. Then along comes Micah, a handsome doctor who’s attracted to Bobby but invites Robin out to try to please his homophobic brother, and Paolo, the pain-in-the-butt client who thinks he’s wooing Bobby when he’s actually after Robin. Paolo harbors his own hidden pain that weirdly intersects with Robin’s, but pride and privacy conspire to produce what will either be a masterpiece—or end up as Dogs Playing Poker.
Double Trouble, the perfect name for the McMillan twins. They do everything together; paint, live together, have threesomes together, but they look nothing alike and are nothing alike, until they are forced to be. There was a lot of hidden backstory with these two boys and it is slowly unwrapped as the story progresses. The problem for me, especially where Robin was concerned, was that the reason for why he was so difficult felt kind of contrived. I had a hard time buying that his uncle was the cause of his issues…but that’s on me.
So we have talented twins who are forced to give up their originality to fool their current client, because said client has an immense dislike of Robin. Robin, who is the darker twin, but also the more talented. Bobby is just a ball of sunshine. Life is amazing and nothing can keep him down for long…until he falls for two men. One a doctor, the other, their client. Bobby wants them both and Robin wants neither…at first. These two boys were a mess. But the moral of the story is that when you pretend to be your twin, don’t be surprised to get your feelings hurt.
It was nice to check in with the previous couples, and I was glad that both Bobby and Robin were able to find their own men and grab their HEA in this installment> For the most part I really liked it, but it did drag on a teensy bit. It was not my favorite but I still love the series and I wonder where we go from here, or was this the end? If there is more to come then count me in to keep reading. Enjoy it, I did.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*