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Book Review: Legally Wed by Cecil Wilde

Reviewed by Susan65

28516063Title: Legally Wed
Author: Cecil Wilde
Heroes: Blake/Xander
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 107 Pages
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Release Date: January 10, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When your best friend is gay and you are straight life can present some interesting challenges…especially if chance and circumstances conspire and you find yourself married…To each other! Legally Wed from romance author Cecil Wilde is a perfect mix of friendship, love, and humor; with a few twists and turns to keep you turning the pages of this contemporary GLBT romance.

Blake’s a thirty-something lawyer climbing the career ladder to his dream job of DA. He’s sacrificed any kind of life away from work to get to where he’s going, and he’s determined to get there.

Xander’s a contract lawyer stuck in a dead-end job and a string of unfulfilling relationships with men he can’t love. He’s been in love with his best friend almost since they first met in law school, but he’d never say anything, because he knows Blake can’t love him back.

During a desperately needed vacation for both of them, they wake up after a night on the town in Las Vegas–married. To each other. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they soon realize that the story coming out would tank Blake’s career and ruin Xander’s life, so they can’t afford to get a divorce.

Their only choice is to fake it. For Blake, that means pretending he’s not as straight as he’s always said he is, and for Xander, it means the torture of getting what he’s always wanted in the worst possible way. Add to that the trials of married life, and what starts out as an adventure quickly turns sour as life happens, confessions are made, and tragedy strikes.

With his tentatively happy marriage hanging in the balance, Blake must engage in some serious soul-searching to find out that what he’s always wanted had been right in front of him all along. But will it be too late to convince Xander of his intentions, after years of not being able to see him for what he was?

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honorary Blogger K. Vale: The ABCs of Romance: B is for Buddies – Excerpt + Giveaway!

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The ABCs of Romance: B is for Buddies

by K. Vale

Hi, everyone! Kimber Vale here. Today I’m talking about the ABCs of romance. There is an A floating around the ether somewhere in case you’re OCD and can’t possibly read B first. Feel free to do a search because I’m not organized enough to have a link here or anything.

Okay? You done? Good. It’s B time, baby.

B is for buddies. I’m not saying every romantic relationship needs to start off with friendship. Plenty of them are launched with white hot passion and that can sustain a couple for a while. But eventually, lust gives way to either love or lassitude. Love needs mutual affection and comradery, not just animal magnetism, in order to grow. And hey, if you start out being friends in the first place, all the better in my opinion.

In my newest release, Hard Act to Follow, Greg and Kyrie are best friends—heck, they were even brothers in the eyes of the law until Greg and Jasmine, Kyrie’s sister, divorced. They’ve got a buddy base so stable, it’s nearly too solid to hold up a relationship, as it turns out. Eventually, though, they find a way past the complications their friendship places on a potential deeper relationship, and when they do, it’s pretty damn romantic, if I do say so myself.

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An Excerpt from Hard Act to Follow

Kyrie cracked an eyelid and at first didn’t recognize where he was. In a heartbeat, the night washed over him in a mammoth tide of memories and prickly apprehension. He turned to see the other side of Greg’s queen bed. It was vacant; the curtain that separated Greg’s bedroom from his living space left open a foot.

Shit. Shit. Shit. You’ve really fuckin’ done it now, Kyr.

Why couldn’t he have just left it alone? He had told himself and told himself not to force things past the innocuous flirting he always did. It didn’t matter his best friend pushed every big bear button in Kyrie’s body. Didn’t matter he loved Greg more than he could ever say. That he felt safe and protected, and the fantastic permission to always be himself and be completely accepted around Greg.

I fucked it all up.

Greg wasn’t in bed anymore. Did he wake up at some point, look over to see his gay brother-in-law lying naked beside him, and run like hell?

Kyrie had drunk more than his fair share. Some parts of the night were fuzzy, but he knew exactly what had happened. Greg’s bedside drawer was still open. A box of condoms and the lube jeered at him from the tabletop. He opened the drawer wider to put them back. Hide the evidence. How drunk was Greg? Did he even remember?

Kyrie tried to tick off the number of drinks he’d pushed on the guy. You fuckin’ got him blasted because you are fucked up in the head! You got exactly what you wanted, stupid! Maybe Greg wouldn’t remember? Maybe it could be like it never happened. Yeah, right.

A flash of color caught his eye from inside the drawer, and he picked it out. The photo… from my fridge? Kyrie hadn’t noticed it was gone. The picture was folded in half, dividing Kyrie and Jazz.

Jazz.

Greg was still hung up on her.

Lube and a picture of my sister by his bed? Kyrie shook his head, denying the evidence before him. He picked up the box of rubbers, hoping against hope to prove himself wrong.

Expired. Probably a holdover from their marriage, for God’s sake! Kyrie placed the entire jerk-off-kit-slash-shrine-to-his-sister back in the drawer and closed it, a chill enveloping his entire being, trying to suck him down into some frigid hell.

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About Hard Act to Follow

Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can’t shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn’t remember a thing—a lie that eats him alive—and Greg can’t stop thinking about how he screwed up the best thing in his life.

Before they can clear the air, Kyrie follows his dreams to New York City, but could he also be running away?

A mistake from Kyrie’s past detonates their silence, and Greg is forced to confront the man he loves. Is their new truth strong enough to support a relationship, or are they doomed to crumble under old fears? Their friendship could evolve into something a million times stronger, but maybe Kyrie’s act is just too hard for Greg to follow.

Available at: Liquid Silver Books

 

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About K. Vale

BeFunky_Stenciler_6K. Vale writes erotic romance of all stripes, from hot hetero to mouthwatering manlove. Find her MF work published under Kimber Vale. Come for the sex. Stay for the story. Stalk Kimber on Facebook and Twitter @KimberVale, and check her site for updates, new releases, and freebies at http://www.authorkimbervale.com. The blog: http://www.kimbervale.me

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Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Hard Act to Follow to see what she thought of it!

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Categories: Book Promo, Excerpts, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review: Hard Act to Follow by K. Vale

Reviewed by Susan65

Hard Act to Follow (Shooting Stars, #3)Title: Hard Act to Follow
Author: K. Vale
Series: Shooting Stars #3
Heroes: Kyrie/Greg
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 249 Pages
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Available at: Liquid Silver Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can’t shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn’t remember a thing—a lie that eats him alive—and Greg can’t stop thinking about how he screwed up the best thing in his life.

Before they can clear the air, Kyrie follows his dreams to New York City, but could he also be running away?

A mistake from Kyrie’s past detonates their silence, and Greg is forced to confront the man he loves. Is their new truth strong enough to support a relationship, or are they doomed to crumble under old fears? Their friendship could evolve into something a million times stronger, but maybe Kyrie’s act is just too hard for Greg to follow. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Double Takes by K. Vale

Reviewed by Susan65

Double Takes (Shooting Stars, #2)Title: Double Takes
Author: K. Vale
Series: Shooting Stars #2
Heroes: Giovanni “Gio” Savale and Lance Garrett
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Available at: Liquid Silver Books, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Sex, drugs, rock and roll … and now reality TV! As the lead singer in a nineties-era band, Giovanni Savale is used to seeing his name in the headlines, but now, as the star of a new reality TV show, his life is on display for all to see. From the custody battle for his son to a “made for TV” romance to the possibility of a future with the sexy owner of the local antique store, Giovanni’s life has just gotten complicated in ways he had never imagined. You’ll love Double Takes, the hot new romance from author K. Vale.

Ah, the life of a rock star. Everyone thinks it’s nothing but sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Not for Giovanni Savale.

For the lead singer of Three Deaf Mice, a band that reached its pinnacle in the late nineties, it’s nothing but an ugly divorce with a custody battle, money trouble, and now the nightmare exposure of starring in a reality television show. When his producer decides to cash in on an infamous interview Gio did years ago, and give the self-confessed bisexual rocker an onscreen boyfriend, things really hit the fan. Gio is certain his sexual experimentation back in his drug-abusing days meant nothing — after all he’s been married for nine years, clean and sober for nearly as long, and he has a son. And Gio is not remotely attracted to Kyrie, the funny, flamboyant actor they choose for his love interest. Of course, Lance Garrett, the mysterious and sexy owner of the local antique shop, Double Takes, is a whole different story. The guy has Gio planning out a future he never imagined. With the threat of losing all custody of his ten-year-old son, ghosts from the past returning for revenge, and the cameras rolling, can Gio keep his head above water and his heart from getting broken?

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments