REVIEW: THE CHAUFFEUR BY SERENA YATES

Blurb:

A Workplace Encounters Book

Scarred former model Kyle Anderson leads a double life. By day, he works as a chauffeur for his uncle’s limousine rental company. Since his wages are too low for him to become financially independent, he works nights as an exotic dancer, donning a mask to hide his identity and the facial scars that got him rejected by his parents. Kyle catches the attention of Nick Giddings, a forklift driver who visits the club to let off steam. Nick is stuck in a low-skilled dead-end job after being kicked out of school for a prank he didn’t commit. The two men immediately connect, but when Nick is laid off and Kyle’s uncle pushes him to date a woman, everything comes crashing down.

Lisa’s Review: Serena immediately draws you into the story of Kyle, who has been abandoned by everyone but his uncle, and Nick, who only wants to work hard and better himself. When they meet they are instantly drawn to each other. This was a sweet story with a couple of twists and turns – which I won’t diivulge – about looking past the exterior to find the heart within and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

4 SPARKLY STARS!!!

Available now at Dreamspinner, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and ARe

 

Review: Tailor Made by Josephine Myles

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Tailor Made by Josephine Myles

When Mr. Wrong measures up just right!

College tart Felix McAvoy is used to causing a stir with his conceptual art pranks, but for his final show he’s planning something even more outrageous. In a last ditch attempt to seduce his jaded tutor, Felix plans to wear the canvas in a subversive display. However, if he’s going to do this right he’ll need a tailor-made canvas suit. Fortunately, he knows just the tailor to turn to for the favour—and Felix isn’t shy about offering favours of a very different kind in return.

First year fashion student Andrew Wheeler knows Felix by reputation only–and plans to keep things that way. Andrew’s determined to save himself for the man of his dreams, and Felix couldn’t be more different from his ideal Mr Right. There’s only one use Andrew will contemplate for Felix’s body: a model for his end of year project. Trouble is, it’s going to involve a lot of close contact with a nearly naked Felix, and Andrew’s never had temptation quite so close at hand!

contemporary, gay erotic romantic comedy
2nd electronic edition: 10th February 2014
Original publication: January 2012, Amber Allure
ebook novella – 29,000 words
Cover art by Lou Harper
Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ICONX8M

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/406859

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-tailormade-1414853-340.html?referrer=5097bb4d318b3

Review by LM

Josephine Myles Tailor Made 4 stars

Josephine Myles has given us a delightful tale about the Artist and the Tailor. Felix and Andrew are an odd couple and yet so well rounded and well matched. Their differences enhance the story and their similarities go further than I would have thought at first.

The thing that I admired the most in this book was the imagery. It was perfect for a story about artists.

‘The April sunset unrolled swathes of pinks and gold across the sky’ and

‘Memories of how Felix had felt stitched themselves into the patchwork of Andrew’s dreams’

These rank as two of my favourite sentences in Tailor Made. I believe Josephine Myles shows true talent and skill in the way she uses her characters personality and ability to describe their world. Every facet of this book allowed me to sink into the world of Felix and Andrew, their lives and their talents.

Saul is the perfect non villain for me. He never claims to be anything but what he is. He adds a wonderful level of drama and depth. In the last moments we see Saul I was just cheering! I loved to hate him and yet I just couldn’t really hate him, he provides so much tension for the story and brings it all together.

The location of this book is perfect. Bath, is such a wonderful place and Josephine captures its beauty for the reader to enjoy. I could see the difference between Andrew’s and Felix’s houses and could imagine the walk up and down the hilly city. It doesn’t hurt that Bath is one of my favourite places in England to visit.

Tailor Made is 85 pages of fun, sexy and emotional growth. I read this book in one sitting and I smiled the whole time I was reading. Andrew just made me happy, his quiet determination and beautiful spirit spoke to me. Tailor Made is a great book to read when you want to be happy and enjoy a beautiful, well written book.

 

 

 

Review: A Good Feeling by S.A. Meade

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A Good Feeling by S.A. Meade

Review by HP

4 stars

A Good Feeling, by S.A. Meade, is a sweet, relatively angst-free story about finding romance when you least expect it—which is how it always seems to happen in real life. Jamie and Connor meet a few months before Connor, a captain in the military, is set to be deployed back to Afghanistan—and yes, there are a few realistically tense/scary moments while he’s overseas, but there wasn’t the level of angst I was expecting, given Connor’s job (which I know is good news for a lot of readers who prefer sweet over angsty).

Prior to Connor’s departure, his and Jamie’s relationship builds slowly over the weeks as the men get to know one another. I loved the pacing and the gradual shift from Connor saying “we only have a few months, is that okay?” to him asking “will you wait for me?”  Of course Jamie will wait—but the waiting isn’t always easy. Watching the news through Jamie’s eyes as the conflict raged on in the Middle East was nerve-racking.

S.A. Meade has a real gift for evoking emotions in readers. It wasn’t just the situation, it was the way the story was told that makes want to go and read more.

Review: Saving Mr Fox by Meredith Russell

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Saving Mr Fox by Meredith Russell

 

Review by Aurore Rose

How can you hope to find love if you cannot love yourself?

Eric Fox is an actor faced with his most difficult role yet—being himself. Seven years ago, on the way to his high school prom, an accident drove him from the arms of his young love, CJ. Eric ran away to LA, and CJ was left to pick up the pieces of his broken heart and broken life.

CJ is one of the most selfless characters I’ve come across in awhile. At first he sees Eric as nothing more a means to what he needs for his center. Thinking that having an actor around would give him publicity for the safe haven he built for kids, he agrees to let Eric volunteer there. As time goes by he sees how much Eric is broken and then it becomes important for him to be there for Eric, putting his own feelings aside. What he thought would be closure, ended up being much, much more.

Eric blames himself for what happens when they were teenagers, add to the guilt that he left the man he loved broken and alone when he fled. Wanting to numb his guilt and his heart, he starts to party too hard. He drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Forced to go into rehab or get away from it all and recuperate at his parent’s home, he doesn’t want to leave the house in case of running into CJ. He doesn’t know how well that meeting would go over. Guilt has kept him away for all of these years, he knows there is nothing left between him and the man he loved since he was a teenager.

This is a good read. You will definitely be pulling for these two.

I give this book 4 stars