Posts Tagged With: Series – Love in Laguna

Book Review: Knave of Broken Hearts by Tara Lain

Reviewed by Susan65

25422386Title: Knave of Broken Hearts
Author: Tara Lain
Series: Love in Laguna #2
Heroes: Jim Carney/Ken Tanaka
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 224 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 3, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Jim Carney has a full time job—running from himself. Since he walked out on his wealthy family at sixteen because he’d wrecked his best friend’s life over some yaoi graphic novels, Jim has lived a macho, blue-collar existence of too much booze and too little responsibility. Then Billy Ballew, the man Jim most admires, gives Jim a chance to come through as his construction supervisor. For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka. Jim discovers he has two heart problems—a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc’s stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable—but the living embodiment of his traditional family’s worst nightmares.

How come the minute Jim decides to be responsible, he finds himself taking care of his kid brother, getting a proposal from a wealthy woman, making a deal with the devil, and winding up in the hospital—when all he really wants is the Knave of Broken Hearts?
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Book Review: Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Knight of Ocean Avenue
Author: Tara Lain
Series: Love in Laguna #1
Heroes: Billy Ballew/Shaz-Chase Phillips
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 254 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: How can you be twenty-five and not know you’re gay? Billy Ballew runs from that question. A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy’s life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three-time loser in the engagement department. Being terrified of taking tests keeps Billy from getting the contractor’s license he so desires, and fear of his mother’s judgement blinds Billy to what could make him truly happy.

Then, in preparation for his sister’s big wedding, Billy meets Shaz—Chase Phillips—a rising star, celebrity stylist who defines the word gay. To Shaz, Billy embodies everything he’s ever wanted—stalwart, honest, brave—but even if Billy turns out to be gay, he could never endure the censure he’d get for being with a queen like Shaz. How can two men with so little in common find a way to be together? Can the Stylist of the Year end up with the Knight of Ocean Avenue?
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