Marked for Love by Jamie Lake

71mX1Iz+5AL._SL1500_Title: Marked For Love
Series: Marked For Love, #1
Author: Jamie Lake
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Short Story (35 Pages)
Publisher: Jamie Love (June 20, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Nathan never should have gotten in that truck. That he knew for sure, but something animalistic, something sexy, something almost magnetic drew him to the mysterious brooding man who beckoned for him to get in and so he did.

What ensues is a night Nathan will never forget, filled with intrigue, passion and mind-blowing dominant sex only an Alpha werewolf shifter can give you; a night Nathan soon finds he was destined to experience. But could it lead to true love or will Nathan be tossed aside like he has by so many men before him?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0121-4


Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book to an amazing new series by Jamie Lake. It is a great start but I can’t wait to get my hands on book two.

Nathan had been out with his boyfriend, till his so-called boyfriend left him stranded. Now he had to walk home, he had remembered something from his past so he was afraid of the area for some reason. What he had not expected was the fact that a very sexy man stopping and picking him up. That man had some major issues and one of them was the fact that he was a shifter. A shifter that had seen him before.

This story is a good one, but for me it was too short. It also has that amazing ending. You know the one that leaves you hanging and where you can’t wait to get your hands on book two. The only problem I had with it was Buck’s attitude. It comes off as all high and mighty. Making demands but he knew that Nathan would do it.

That just drove me up the wall with it. I just can’t see that really happening in life. This does have the kink of BDSM, which always turns a girl on. If you love sexy men, dominate alpha shifters, kinky situations, feisty attitudes and excitement then this would be a good book for you.

I would recommend reading this story if you love those and more. Although for me, I want a story longer and I will definitely be looking for book two.

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My Best Friend’s Brother by CR Guiliano

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Author: CR Guiliano
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (75 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Every day has been a struggle for Brynn Davidson since his mother’s death. He dropped out of college to care for his sisters, but his father’s grief and rage-filled abuse is taking its toll. While he wishes for a better life, Brynn sees no way out, since he can’t leave his sisters behind.

What little hope he finds comes from his best friend, Leila, who repeatedly offers to report his father, but is his rock. Then she surprises him with news that her brother is back in town. Brynn’s former crush, Adric, left town cursing Brynn’s name.

Now, he offers to support Brynn in any decision that will get Brynn out of his horrible situation. But Brynn doesn’t know if he’s ready for his best friend’s brother.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-118-5

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Straight up – I really liked this book. I particularly liked the premise as outlined in the blurb. There were all the ingredients for an awesome story – the best friend’s hot older brother, unrequited /young love and a knight (well, lawyer) in shining armour. The story is basically as outlined, Brynn is a college-drop out trying to keep it together for his younger sisters while he has to put up with an abusive father. Adric is Brynn’s boyhood crush and older brother to his BFF, Leila. He also happens to be a hot shot lawyer.

I basically have two problems with the plot of this story, so I’m just going to put it out there. Firstly, the reason Brynn was being abused was too generalised and likewise the solution at the end for this particular thread of the plot was way too convenient. I also saw it coming from close to the beginning of the book. I won’t say anything else so there are no spoilers.

Secondly, I didn’t really like was how Adric and Brynn just dive into a relationship, again it felt too convenient, I generally have no objection to this type of instant “I love you” lines, but for some reason here it seemed out of place.

However, back to my initial point of where I really like this book, despite what I perceive to be flaws. The rest of the story is quite good and very enjoyable, considering the length that it is. In fact, I can best sum up the story as being quite charming. On that note, all that is left to say is that Adric is a big teddy bear who I’d love to hug!

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Catch Me When I Fall by John Wiltshire

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Author: John Wiltshire
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (110 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (October 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Medium
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: Being an ex-soldier, Jake doesn’t know much about angels, but shouldn’t they be…angelic?

What would you do if your guardian angel fell into your backyard? When an angel, Gabriel, falls from heaven, Jake takes him in.

Unfortunately, the presence of this beautiful creature stirs passions in Jake that should have remained buried in the mountains of Afghanistan. Why has Gabriel come to earth? Is he being entirely truthful about his mission? Gabriel’s presence forces Jake to make the hardest decision of his life: rekindle a relationship left bruised by the Taliban, or take a leap of faith on the promise of a creature made of sunlight and love.

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Review: From the start, I was drawn to John Wiltshire’s beautifully crafted characters, who are teeming with vulnerability and sweet innocence. Gabriel the fallen angel is beautiful, he’s sexy, and he’s in love with a human. Jake (said human), is hiding from himself and his sexuality. A retired soldier, (now a park ranger), he’s the hottest one in the room (well, he used to be) and quite the womanizer – until Gabriel literally falls into Jake’s life.

Cue giggles and laughter (such well-written humor) as Jake deals with the intrusion of this angel into his life, as Gabriel deals with everyday life as a human, and as they both deal with Jake’s doubts and self-realizations.

The smooth, easygoing nature of the book does abruptly shift, and complications come into play. Jake and Gabriel are weighed down by harrowing uncertainty – Can an angel and a human find a happily ever? Will the forces beyond them allow such a thing? Will Jake’s fears and issues from his past intrude upon their present because of this uncertainty?

With this story, John Wiltshire delivers a literary Rom-Com complete with good feels and the requisite bit of angst. True to the genre, you do have the breakout supporting character that steals the proverbial show. In this case, it is Bob the wolfhound/dog, which is able to fully communicate with Gabriel (of course), and helps to forge a bond between the three that is both amusing and touching.

The path to true love is never smooth (especially when one-half of the couple is otherworldly) but in this case. It is at least vastly entertaining. I laughed at Gabriel, Jake and Bob and the hijinks that took place from the beginning and as they grew together. My gut clenched as I experienced their sadness (yes, Bob too) and I became fearful that their love wasn’t going to prevail. When I did finally put the book down, I’ll be damned if I didn’t have a huge grin on my face, because, yes, I was happy with the ending.

If you want to take a delightful and heart-warming journey with a fallen angel, an ex-soldier in denial of his sexuality to everyone including himself, and a wolfhound/dog named Bob, grab this one up. You’ll be glad you did.

. ** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through **

Happy Birthday To Me by Stephanie Burke

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Series: N/A
Author: Stephanie Burke
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (May 26th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Mason Klien, larger-than-life alpha, is just what Maxie needs to make his birthday night special.

Clancy Maxwell is an omega who is unique even to his own subspecies. He’s far shorter than most of the supposedly more delicate type, but the tiny redhead does not have a submissive bone in his body.

After ditching one a puffed-up alpha, the ex-stripper-turned-business-owner focuses his attention to Mason, an alpha with a small submissive streak.

But this is just a one-night stand… or is it?

ISBN: 0693102233

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Set up on a blind date for his birthday Clancy “Maxie” Maxwell was not impressed. When Maxie has had enough lets it be known the blind date Alpha starts on the verge to violent another Alpha rides to the rescue and removes the blind date from hell. Mason and Maxie have an instant must have each other moment.
OK, that was short but cute… and damn was it hot.

The author packed a lot into the pages. I liked the writing and the fast-paced action. There was not a moment of lagging. It was also interesting the author’s take on the shifter world. My only real complaint is that it was too short. I liked the MCs right away. Maxie is a little powder keg of attitude. Mason is a powerful but sensitive big boy. The two of them together burned up the pages. I really would have liked more to their story.

This book is a good read when looking for something short and steamy.

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Touch Me by Chris Scully

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Author: Chris Scully
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Novella (73 pages)
Publisher: Chris Scully (September 23rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: Massage therapist Erik Morgan offers a very special after-hours service to a handful of select clients. From a young man anxious to explore his sexuality, to a stroke patient who fears he’ll never be a man again, Erik touches them all. But no one touches him. Not anymore.

Faced with a personal tragedy, Erik loses himself in helping others. Until one brave client turns the tables and gets under his skin, and Erik finds himself touched in unexpected ways.

Warning! This gay erotic romance novella is intended for an adult audience. It contains explicit scenes of erotic massage, edging, rimming, m/m sex and a vibrator or two.

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Review: I had a feeling I would like this novella (I’m a fan of Chris Scully’s work) and I was not disappointed. From the start, Erik is a character you feel for – harboring his own emotional trauma. He helps others and uses that to bond with his ailing partner. What an emotional ride – the journey of love, loss, finding new love, and a May-December romance as well.

The characters are very likable; the two MCs are absolute sweethearts. The story is gripping from the get-go, and I was rooting for everyone, including the secondary characters being helped by our lovely Erik. The points of view are very clear, the love between couples is strong, and the sex, well, that was hot, too!!!

This book may be short in length but it certainly is not short in substance. Chris Scully is a great storyteller with the ability to elicit deep emotion, both from her characters and her readers. If you are looking for love, lust, laughter and tears in a short read, this book and this author are definitely worth your while.

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Stories Beneath Our Skin by Veronica Sloane

81DsDl4HCCL._SL1500_Title: Stories Beneath Our Skin
Series: N/A
Author: Veronica Sloane
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (210 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc (April 9th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Tattooing might have once been Liam’s passion, but he left it all behind along with ugly memories when he went to college. When his uncle’s health fails, Liam must come home at last to say his goodbyes. His days are spent at the hospice, leaving his nights to rake over the past. To fill those empty hours, he takes a job at Great Sin Ink.

The close-knit friendship of the workers there both intrigues and shakes Liam, who has spent the last four years keeping everyone at arm’s length. Neither Deb, the no-nonsense piercer, nor Goose, a manic tattoo artist, will let Liam get away with his isolationist ways for long.

If it were just those two, Liam might have stood a chance — but there’s also Ace, the owner of Great Sin. He hires Liam despite a thin resume, and that is a kindness Liam can’t forget. The two start up a tentative friendship, learning about each other as the summer days melt into each other. Slowly, Liam reveals a tender heart underneath the wall of quotes he uses to keep everyone out. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stand still, and both Liam and Ace have hard struggles before them that might break them up before they can even get together.

ISBN: 978-1-61040-677-2

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Liam has had a pretty screwed up childhood. His parents were put into prison for fraud when he was young. His uncle by marriage took him in and was more of a father to him than his own ever was. Now he is home to say goodbye as his uncle slowly dies in hospice. To help him cope at night he gets a job at a local tattoo parlor. Liam gets drawn in by the three people he works with. But it is Ace that really gets him to open up about his past and let some of it go.

Ace is a small package but he definitely comes packed with strength. He is nine years older than Liam and has had his share of life issues. He looks anything like a stand up guy, but he is a very honorable man. He takes Liam in his shop even though Liam does not have much experience. He and has his crew make Liam feel welcome and make him a part of their group. The two of them bond over their individual family issues. As he gets to know Liam, he makes him feel safe in trusting him and opening up.

Liam and Ace work well together. They are very believable MCs. Liam has kept people at arms length for a long time because of a really screwed up relationship he had at 16 years old. He has not let another man get close enough to him again. By having a friendship first, they learn each other before even entering a sexual relationship.

They are both attracted to each other, but I liked the slow build up better. It worked with the with type of personalities Liam and Ace had. Liam needed to trust Ace, before he could even think about sex with him. Ace never pushed for anything. He let things take the time needed. This pays off for both of them in the long run.

This book is about love, friendship, and trust helping to heal wounds. This was not just a romance about Liam and Ace. There are also the secondary characters who help with the healing of Liam. They don’t leave him alone in his corner. They drag him into their lives. They give Liam a new support system, a new family. Liam comes to rely on them just as much as he does Ace. All of them together make me wish I could have a family as cool and unconventional as they are.

There is a bit of angst but honestly, it just makes it all that much better. From start to finish I was drawn in and loving each moment.
This was beautifully written. I would suggest this to anyone looking for a heartwarming story with some well thought out characters and situations.

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Flankman by Nya Rawlyns

91qKh7fX9sL._SL1500_Title: Flankman

Series: Crow Creek,  # 5

Author: Nya Rawlyns

Genre: Contemporary /Westerns

Length: Novel (69K words)

ISBN: 9781311294449

Publisher: PubRight (April 12th 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: The bronc in the arena can kill, but it takes a man to destroy…

Daniel Blake and Tristan Wells are committed to their two-year relationship, and to keeping it a well-hidden secret. When a competitor lets them know their secret isn’t so well hidden after all, the ground isn’t the only thing that comes up to hit hard. Danny’s facing scrutiny from rodeo management for alleged misconduct, and Tristan thinks that Ben Kincaid from Crow Creek Ranch is just the man to help ferret out who has it in for them. Wyoming isn’t known for being tolerant of “alternative lifestyles” and men who take on broncs and bulls for a living aren’t strangers to playing rough, in and out of the arena.

With their future on the line, Tristan and Danny’s relationship will be tested by those out to see an eight-second ride turn into a world of failure. Ben’s determined to have his new friends’ backs, in more ways than one. Even if they survive the spills and attacks, will Danny and Tris’s future survive Ben?

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Review: This is the fifth book in the series and stands alone pretty well. If you read them all in order, you would have a better understanding of the supporting characters and how Danny and Tristan met, but having said that there is adequate backstory on the main characters so that you can enjoy this story.

Danny is a Flankman for the ranch he works at and is moving up. He has dreams for him and Tristan to start their own business and to be together as partners in every sense of the word. Tristan wants that just as much as Danny if not more.

Danny’s boss gives him the opportunity to make some extra money acting as an agent for him in a rodeo in Wyoming. Tristan goes along so they can get a little alone time. Crow creek is a stopover so they can meet a man to see about breeding a mare that will give Danny and Tristan the beginning of their dreams.

They meet Ben and there is an attraction between the three men. Ben goes with them to the rodeo to help out and their friendship bonds strengthen. But is it more than friendship for all three men? Will this strengthen or harm the relationship with Danny and Tristan.

There are twists and turns galore in this book. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next with nearly every page turn. I loved Danny and Tristan and the contrast between the two men. Their relationship is smokin’ hot and the added tension with Ben made it even hotter. I loved the rodeo action and the love scenes and fight scenes were like watching a movie. I really liked the sex. It was smoking hot without being overly explicit and gave the feeling of emotion between the men.

If you like, rodeos, ranchers, vets, horses, spunky teenage girls, lots of twists and turns, a strong committed relationship and some smokin’ hot man-sex this is for you.

The Hippie Whisperer by J.D. Walker

HippieWhispererTitle: The Hippie Whisperer
Series: This title is part of the Silver Foxes AmberPax™ Collection.
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (52 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (July 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Carl Neilson, a forty-seven-year-old counselor at Baden Community College, meets his match in Benjamin “Ben” Brooker, an alluring artist with questionable fashion sense and a garish, multi-colored hairstyle.

Ben calls things as he sees them, including the way Carl uses his college-aged son Chester as a reason not to make changes in his life, or even to cut his hair. The truth is hard to take, but it forces Carl to look at himself in a new way, and maybe get rid of his sideburns, too.

And in the end, a haircut, a Polo shirt, and willingness to find love in unexpected places might be just enough to bring two very dissimilar men together, in spite of it all.
ISBN: 9781611246711
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Reviewer: Gigi
Review: A cute, short and sweet reawakening for an aging hippie whose bird is leaving the nest, and leaving himself to reexamine who his is and what he wants for the future.

The trouble making, and matchmaking son, Chester, sees that his dad, Carl, is not living life for himself, but holding on, maybe a bit too tightly to his son, and Chester feels the guilt and weight of that.

So….he tries to set his dad up, and boy howdy does he! Ben is rather blunt, but he achieves the job of waking Chester’s Dad up to living life for himself for once. Stepping out of his comfort zone, changing his appearance, his social life, and his love life are all things that Ben will spark Carl to do.

The Hippie Whisperer is a cute story, with a hot scene here and there, which put a smile on my face.

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Cherished Mate by Vanessa Sims

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Series: Red Moon Pack, #4
Author: Vanessa Sims
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (53 Pages)
Publisher: Vanessa Sims (November 13, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4Hearts
Blurb: One heart calls to another.

Snatched away from his family and friends, Nicholas struggles to stay alive while in the hands of a madman, but even the enhanced strength of a shifter can only last so long.

Kicked out of his pack at a young age because he preferred men, Anton has no desire to be responsible for anyone other than himself. Over the course of his travels, he meets other misfits, and despite serious doubts, reluctantly accepts the position of Alpha.

Two souls, damaged by the hate that consumes those around them, recognize each other in the darkness of night. Betrayal, insecurities, and overwhelming loss threaten the fragile bond that begins to grow between them. Can Nicholas and Anton meld their broken halves together to create a whole, or will enemies tear them apart before they find the courage to grasp their opportunity for love?

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Reviewer: Lisa
Review: This is the fourth book in this amazing series and I had a blast with this book. It has amazing characters that you will fall in love with. I love the fact that the mates don’t actually get along at first or that there is a little bit of angst going on. I also love the fact that there is that dangerous situation that draws you in. have you sitting on the edge of your seat with your heart in your throat wishing for their safety.

Nicholas and Anton both have their own desires, fears, pain, and trouble going in their lives. Nicholas had started getting jealous of his family for finding their mates. He just wanted his own. Anton had been kicked out of his pack by his own father and alpha. Now he was alpha of his own pack, but the problem was he didn’t want to be Alpha.

So when he found his mate, things were not going as expected since rescuing Nicholas from his captors but he was bound and determined to show the man how he cared for him. Now if only Nicholas would get his head out of his ass.

I had a blast reading this story and cannot wait to read the next story. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me almost everything I could ask for in a love story. If you love sexy shifters, a bit of pain and anger, a touch of fear, excitement and some hot sex then you really should read this book. I loved it and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

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The Library by T.M. Smith Promo Post, Review & Giveaway!

Hey peeps, we have another visit from T.M. Smith on her run up to the release of The Cellar, today’s post is of The Library book 01.5 in the Opposites series, so have a good gander and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~ 0127b-thenewlibrary

The Library

(an Opposites series Novella)

T.M. Smith

Three gay couples run amuck in this short story where clothing, beds, even four walls are all optional!Want to know what happened that night in the library?

Cirian and Rian had a fight in the library and Rian ends up naked on the desk, on his back, at Cirian’s mercy.

Want to know how far things went with ice cream?

A romantic evening by the fire feeding his husband ice cream leads to a lot more than heavy petting for Aiyan and Kaden.

Want to know what was going on when those birds fled?

Travelling hundreds of miles, battling the rebels and then travelling back to House Gaeland will take it out of you. But when Tanis wants something, he takes it. Raven is about to be bent over a tree!

A Note from the Author: I’ve taken three scenes from Opposites that were cut short and elaborated on the shenanigans that ensued. I also focused more in the beginning on the relationship between Cirian and Rian, to give readers a chance to know them and their inner workings better.

**Warning, The Library is a novella set in the same world as Opposites. It’s an adult dystopian M/M novella that includes consenting and explicit sexual relationships between gay couples**

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Adult Dystopian M/M novella
TTC Publishing November 1st 2013

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Moonstruck by Shannon West Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Shannon West stopping by with her newest release Moonstruck, we have a tasty teaser, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review for you to enjoy, so check out the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~
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(Moonstruck 01)

Shannon West

Special Agent in Charge Jaden Malik’s meeting with the old gray alpha was the first step in an attempt to convince him a fight by his pack against their removal by the Bureau of Lupine Affairs or the BLA would not only be futile but would lead to their utter destruction. When he’s attacked by the son of the old alpha, he takes the handsome man hostage to ensure the pack’s cooperation and then finds to his horror that the man is his mate.

Tyler Jenkins is furious at his capture and Malik’s plans to take his pack to one of the government preserves for wolf shifters. Malik is a shifter himself, and Tyler can’t understand how he can betray his own kind. Tyler’s pack has evaded capture for over thirty years, since the camps were first created, and he has no intention of being put behind bars. Despite his growing attraction to Jaden, Tyler manages a dangerous, daring escape with his pack, turning the tables on Malik by putting him in his own silver handcuffs and taking him with them.

Tyler has only one chance to save what’s growing between them. He has to make it good or risk losing his lover and his mate forever.

Categories: Erotica, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal

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Mask by Teodora Kostova Blog Tour Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

Adam Fischer doesn’t believe in second chances. Heartbroken after his lover Charlie leaves him to chase his music career in L.A., Adam is convinced that meaningless one-night-stands are all life has in store for him.
Until fate drops Penn Shields in his lap.
Penn is a young, talented designer fresh out of college who has just landed his dream job as a wardrobe assistant in Queen Victoria theatre, where Adam is performing in a popular musical.
He’s also Charlie’s brother.
The last thing Penn wants is to follow in his brother’s footsteps, especially since they haven’t spoken in years. However, the attraction he feels for Adam grows with each day, and soon resisting it proves to be futile.
As Adam and Penn get to know each other intimately, they both realise that first impressions may be deceiving, and that, sometimes, second chances come in the same packaging.
*explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only*
Fashion young man

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