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★★★★★ Double Full by Kindle Alexander ★★★★★

A little update from 13th Jan 2014….there is now a Book Trailer so I just had to add it. Make sure you check it out!

 

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Double Full (A Nice Guy Novel #1)Double Full by Kindle Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Up and coming football hero, Colton Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play.

Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?

So what did I think?

Desperate times call for desperate measures and I was desperate!

I had been eagerly waiting for this book, diarised the release date and everything. So when Amazon delayed the release I had to resort to reading a PDF version bought from ARe. I hate PDF on the Kindle – thank goodness for the iPAD!

But boy was it worth it! My comment after the prologue…..“Oh my, I’ve only read the couple of pages of the prologue and wow!”

I always knew I was going to love this book because I have really enjoyed everything I have read by Kindle Alexander and I wasn’t disappointed.

I loved the story of Colton, the fully in-the-closet football player and Jace, the gifted cheerleader. They have admired and lusted for one another from afar and finally come together for one hot and sizzling encounter that becomes a week together. But theirs is true love. Torn apart by tragic circumstance, they are never able to forget each other.

There is a wonderful blend of romance (Colt is surprisingly romantic and free with his emotions when he first opens up to Jace) and heartache. Colt has success in his sporting career but his personal life is tragic and Jace has not been able to move on despite achieving phenomenal success with his cheerleading business.

The story has heartbreak, drama, mystery and passion!

I was really pulled into the story so read it in one sitting (yes, it was a very late night, or should I say early morning!) but I just had to find out what happened at the end. The good news is that there is a happy ending. The bad news is there are still unresolved issues – or maybe that’s good news because it means we get another book. And maybe we will see more of Mitch’s story in Full Disclosure?

To find out more about Kindle Alexander and her books visit her website.

Buy Double Full from Amazon.

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☞ 149 M/M Romance Book Trailers and counting…..

I’ve discovered that I really enjoy watching m/m romance book trailers – not as much as reading the books of course 🙂 – but I get a kick out of seeing another side to the book, apart from the blurb.

It’s so interesting to see the elements the author has selected to include in the trailer.

  • The portraits and photos which show how the author has envisaged the main characters (I’m assuming the author approved them even if they didn’t find the pics themselves)
  • The chosen text and commentary to entice the reader
  • but most importantly, the music which really sets the mood!

I’ve managed to collect 149 m/m romance book trailers which I have collated into a You Tube Playlist. I hope you find some time to check them out and if you do find any that I haven’t yet included then please let me know so that I can add to my collection!

I have included the link to the full playlist but also selected a couple of individuals to highlight separately. I hope you enjoy my selection and most importantly, get tempted to buy and read the books! 🙂

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Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan – short, simple, gorgeous video of a cowboy on his horse

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Notturno by ZA Maxfield – beautiful, professional looking trailer

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Tri Omega Mates by Stormy Glenn – some pics of gorgeous naked men plus I like the music!

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The Value of Rain by Brandon Shire – evocative blend of music and the sound of rain

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Connor’s Courage by SJD Peterson – gorgeous black & white

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Heart’s Truth by Tamsin Baker

Heart's TruthHeart’s Truth by Tamsin Baker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Marcus is a 30-year-old successful architect. He wants someone to love and knows the right man will turn up when he least expects it. That moment arrives at his friend’s party. He sees Danny for only a moment, yet his interest is piqued. What could be more irresistible than a blue-eyed beauty who is completely untouched?

Danny knows he doesn’t find women attractive, but how is he going to find out if he’s gay? His sister’s party answers his prayers and the most gorgeous guy he has ever seen asks him out. But can their love survive when Marcus wants more than a closeted partner and Danny wants nothing more than to hide forever?

So what did I think?

This was a nice short story which reminded me of my (slightly rebellious) teenage years with references to Winnie Blues and schoolies!

Danny is young and slightly confused about his sexuality “Was he? Or wasn’t he?” but seeing Marcus as his sister’s party starts to help clarify things for him. “But if he was honest, he knew his confusion wasn’t the cause of his uneasiness. Yes, he was terrified of following a path that was completely new and uncertain. But at this very moment what really worried Danny was that if Marcus left, he would never see him again.”

It is really lovely to see how Danny and Marcus respond to each other with Marcus gently easing Danny into their relationship. Plus there is beautiful tenderness shown by Danny when Marcus gives himself to Danny…“We can learn together.”

This is a sweet romance about Danny’s coming out with a happy, smiling ending.

Plus I got the book for only $0.99 so no complaints there!

3 Stars

To find out more about Tamsin Baker’s books visit her Goodreads Author Profile.

Buy  Heart’s Truth from Amazon.