Saturday, December 30, 2017

Blog Tour: A Different Light by Morningstar Ashley ~ Exclusive Excerpt #Giveaway

A Begin Again Novel Book 1

RELEASE DATE: 12.18.17

Cover Artist: Kelley York/ X-Potion Designs
Model: João Pombeiro


Bennett Cole had lived next door to Mitchell “Mac” Campbell, III for eighteen years of his life, in the small town of White Acre. They’d never gotten along, never seen eye to eye, and never understood one another…not that they’d ever cared to try.

But when Bennett’s so-called buddies ditched him at a party in the woods where he was assaulted and left for dead, Bennett pulled through. The emotional scars rendered him too terrified to go back to school and face his “friends” or his attackers. With little choice, his family packed up and left town.

Ten years later—at the request of his mother—Bennett returned to the place he’d grown up and the home he’d once felt safe, to oversee the repairs before his childhood house was sold. The contractor? None other than Mac, the once annoying boy next door, who still lives there in the home his parents gifted him.

Being in such close proximity—working together every day, to repair the Coles’ family home—Bennett and Mac’s contentious relationship goes from bad to worse as their personalities continue to clash. But their heated exchanges may not be as antagonistic as they seem. And when new information is revealed, can the men begin to see each other in a different light?


They ate dinner, cleaned up, and since the next day was still a work day for Mac, they went to bed early. Mac and Bennett stood side by side in the bathroom, both of them brushing their teeth. Bennett felt inordinately happy. He looked over at Mac who was seemingly oblivious to Bennett’s…whatever it was. But, when he noticed Bennett looking at him, he winked and smiled, causing Bennett to freaking blush. Jesus, he was losing it. They were brushing their teeth, not buying a house together.
That was one thing Mac gave him. The appreciation of the little things in life.
Bennett walked over to the bed, removing the red and blue plaid bow tie he’d worn that day—glad to be able to wear them more often again—unbuttoning and pulling off his shirt then socks, throwing them into the hamper on that side of the room. He reached down to unbutton his dress pants when he noticed Mac not moving to undress, but openly staring at him.
“What?” Bennett questioned.
“I’m waiting.”
“You know.” Mac’s smile was equal parts hunger and curiosity.
“No, I don’t.” Bennett crossed his arms over his naked chest refusing to put on a show for Mac. He’d die of embarrassment.
“Yes, you do, Princess.” Cajoling, that was what Mac was trying to do.
“Maybe, but you don’t have to be weird about it. They’re just underwear. You get changed first.” Bennett waved his hands at Mac.
“But you need my undivided attention for this,” Mac replied, his sensual tone from earlier back in his voice as he walked around the bed to stand in front of Bennett. Bennett swallowed, hard. Arousal coursing through him just that quick. His cock plumped with each step Mac took, and now that Mac was within touching distance, it stood at full attention pressed against his zipper. “Maybe I’ll just make it easier for us.”
“How?” Bennett’s voice was raspy.
“I’ll just get down on my knees and undress you myself.” Mac voice was sultry and carnal, turning Bennett on even more. His only response was to nod his head, because there was no way he’d say no to Mac on his knees in front of him. Mac dropped to his knees, the soft carpet in the room padding his fall perfectly, and took the zipper in his hand and pulled slowly. The whole time he’d been pulling that zipper down, he’d kept his eyes locked to Bennett’s. The silver bleeding away as his pupils dilated.
Then he grasped the waistband of Bennett’s black dress pants and gently pulled them down, wiggling them back and forth but leaving Bennett’s boxers in place, until they were pooled around his feet. He lifted his foot but Mac made no move to remove them, so he dropped it back. Mac was staring and not at Bennett’s face but at his underwear. It’d become a thing which apparently had become part of their sex lives too. Bennett wanted to chuckle, because honestly, if he thought about it, it was weird. But he didn’t chuckle because Mac began tracing the graphics on his boxers.
The Sexy Scientist Checklist, B?” His voice held a note of teasing. “And don’t bother telling me that Jaden bought these ones too. Because I no longer believe that excuse.”
Bennett smiled, because every pair that he’d unveiled to Mac, he’d told him that they were a gift from his best friend. Really, after the first few pair that Jaden got him, Bennett was hooked. He’d search online for hours sometimes trying to find boxers for his collection. And Mac figured him out.
“What can I say, they’re addictive.” The boxers had a checklist of things a scientist would need with checkboxes in front of them. First, there was a picture of a brain with the word Knowledge next to it, under that was a condom with Lab Coat, then a dildo with Equipment and last there was a picture of a pair of boxers that said Lucky Underwear beside them. But what Mac didn’t know was he couldn’t see.  
“There’s more.” Bennett looked down at Mac with a smile, and in response to the questioning look on Mac’s face, he turned around. Mac’s laughter triggered his own. The saying on the back was, Go Forth And Do Good Sex.
Bennett loved his funny underwear, it was the only place he found that he could be funny. They were his secret.
“Oh. My. God.” Mac was still chuckling when Bennett turned around. “And here I used to think that you didn’t have a sense of humor.”  
“I’m glad you enjoyed the show, but can we be done already, or are you going to do something useful while you’re on your knees?” Bennett winked, but man, he wanted Mac to do more than have them go to sleep.
“Well, we do have all the items on the checklist.”
“We do?” Bennett had no idea that Mac had toys. In all the time they’d been sleeping together, he’d never once mentioned it. Bennett wanted it, wanted Mac to use them on him.

Mac pushed to his feet as he replied, “Oh yeah, Princess. Let me show you some secrets of my own.”

 Morningstar Ashley is a transplant from the Yankee-controlled territory of New York, and now finds herself in the heartland of cowboys and longhorns—Texas. Armed with her imagination, wit, and trusty sidekicks in the form of her two crazy kids, devoted dorky husband, big lap dog, and rambunctious cats, Morningstar spends her time reading the books she loves, crafting her own characters, and arguing the merits of hot chocolate over the bitter brew known as coffee (Hot chocolate wins, FYI.).

Morningstar loves graphic design, so much so she returned to school for a degree and regularly tromps her exams and maintains a stellar GPA that occasionally leaves her confounded and pleased. She can while away the hours on new designs, and perfection isn’t too much to hope for when it comes to her art.

Her ideal career would be full-time artist and author, and so far, she hasn’t come up against anything to stop her on her journey. A fierce and devoted friend, Morningstar tries her best to always be kind, always be learning, and always improving. Giving up isn’t an option, and her greatest talent may be in her ability to convince others not to give up, either. After a lifetime of trying to get people to realize her first name wasn’t Ashley, Morningstar decided the best way to settle the debate was to put her name on a book cover. An avid reader and fiction reviewer for the blog and site Diverse Reader, Morningstar harbored a dream to one day join the ranks of her heroes, and she sweeps into the contemporary gay romance genre with her debut novel, LETTING GO. With plans to conquer gay, lesbian and LGBTQA+ romance, Morningstar has her gaze set on the horizon, her determination her own guiding star.

TWITTER: @starzehashley

COVER DESIGN: Five Star Design


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Friday, December 29, 2017

Release Day Review: Banded Together by KC Burn #Review #Giveaway

Author: KC Burn
Book: Banded Together
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Tiferet Design
Publication Date: December 29, 2017
Length: 200 pages

Reviewed by Jenn


Punk’s not dead, but it’s time to redefine life.

Devlin Waters thought he’d have music forever. But the tragic death of his best friend ended the twenty-year run of his punk band, Negative Impression. Unable to process the loss, Devlin distances himself from everyone and everything that reminds him of the band. But forty-one is too young to curl up and wait for the end. In a search for a second career, he finds himself at university with a bunch of kids young enough to be… his kids. His sexy archeology professor, however, makes Devlin think about life beyond his grief….

Dr. Jack Johnson does not appreciate Devlin’s lack of respect, his inability to be serious, or his chronic lateness. Worse, he hates that he’s attracted to a student. When he realizes Devlin is the rock star he crushed on in his youth, he drops his guard—against his better judgment.

Before they can move forward together, Jack must admit to Devlin that he’s not only an admirer, but he also sings in a cover band. How will Devlin react to his ultimate fanboy when his own music has died?

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KC Burn wrote such a great book about, heartbreak, love, and finding your way again. Banded Together is my new favorite KC book!

Devlin Waters has been in his band, Negative Impression for over 20 years. When his best friend and band co-founder, Trent does the music for Devlin. He is a man drowning in grief and in desperate need to shake up his life. Knowing it would please his deceased father, Devlin heads back to college.

Enter Dr. Jack Johnson, a professor filling in for Devlin’s intro to Archeology class. Devlin is immediately drawn to “Dr. Jack” Jack is immediately annoyed by Devlin. Jack is also attracted to his 41 year old student. Having no idea that Devlin Waters is really Blade from Jack’s favorite band, he is in for quite a shock. Unbeknownst to Devlin, he and Jack share a history and Jack soon realizes just who his annoying, attractive student is. Through a series of run ins, some planned, some not, they become friends. While Devlin is still running from the pain of losing his best friend, he doesn’t want to discuss the band or the music. This leaves Jack in a very precarious position that eventually comes back to haunt him. Now Devlin needs to find the strength to stop running and find something real...maybe even find music again.

This story puts a really interesting twist on second chances. I really loved where the author goes with the story and the characters reactions, it’s very believable. Pain and loss are present, but so is self discovery and joy! Such a good read and one I’d really recommend! 


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Release Day Review: Rebel by Rhys Ford #Review #Giveaway

Author: Rhys Ford
Book: Rebel
Series: 415 Ink #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reece Notley
Publication Date: December 29, 2017
Length: 220 pages

Reviewed by Erin


The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.

Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son from a one-night stand he’d had after a devastating break-up three years ago.

Returning to San Francisco and to 415 Ink, his family’s tattoo shop, gave him the perfect shelter to battle his personal demons and get himself together… until the firefighter who’d broken him walked back into Gus’s life.

For Rey Montenegro, tattoo artist Gus Scott was an elusive brass ring, a glittering prize he hadn’t the strength or flexibility to hold onto. Severing his relationship with the mercurial tattoo artist hurt but Gus hadn’t wanted the kind of domestic life Rey craved, leaving Rey with an aching chasm in his soul.

When Gus’s life and world starts to unravel, Rey helps him pick up the pieces, and Gus wonders if that forever Rey wants is more than just a dream.

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It comes as a surprise to exactly no one that I love Rhys Ford. She's one of my all-time, very favorite authors. Her way of writing, of capturing a scene, of using sights and smells and sounds like no other is unparalleled. There is no one that writes as evocatively, as deeply quite like she does. Within a few pages of any of her books, be it urban fantasy, paranormal, or contemporary, you absolutely know you're reading something Rhys has written because her style is so one of a kind. So, with all this being said, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to learn about her new contemporary romance series, 415 Ink. Set in San Francisco, Rebel is the first book of the series about a found family of brothers (some blood, some not) whose love of each other and tattoos has brought them together. 

Gus Scott has returned home, battered and bruised, after having his heart broken by Rey Montenegro three years ago. He's made his share of mistakes and has a past that no matter how hard he tries, he can't run from. He's also returned home with a son from a one night stand he had while trying to get over Rey. In short, Gus is a bit of a mess and it's with his brothers that he hopes to get his life back on track. Growing up, home wasn't the safe space it is now and as Gus tries to reconcile his past with his present, he finds himself drawn back to Rey, no matter how much he tries to resist. Gus and Rey have known each other for years and years, ever since Gus and his family rescued Rey and his mother from a fire deliberately set by Rey's father. From that first moment, they have been drawn to one another, and now that Gus is back, that connection is still there. Their break-up wasn't pretty and neither handled it well, and now that Gus is back, old wounds have resurfaced ... as well as the need and love they've both tried to deny. Gus is busy trying to be the father he never had while maneuvering through a system that's been anything but awful toward him, and the last thing he needs is Rey making things more difficult, no matter how much he still loves Rey. 

Rebel isn't a particularly easy read. There is some heavy duty trauma Gus has lived through and is still dealing with. Rey's life hasn't been awash in sunshine either, and there is quite a bit of angst. But oh man, it's the kind that just draws you deeper and deeper wanting to know everything. The motley band of brothers with Bear as the defacto head is fascinating. Much like Rhys's Sinners Gin series, each book will focus on a different brother and I am absolutely salivating to know more about each and every one. They're all SO different--from Bear's strength to Ivo's almost manicness to Mace's brash personality to Luke's calming presence, they each bring something different. And can I say that after reading Rebel, Luke is the one I'm dying to get to know better! 

But back to Rebel. The slow burn going on between older and wiser Rey and Gus is so intense, so smoldering that it's almost more than when these two finally let their feelings rule their bodies. I'm a HUGE fan of UST and this book has it in spades. For me, the tension shows the connection, the emotional vulnerability, and the soul deep need Rey and Gus have for one another. I really liked the growth of both characters. We only see glimpses of what Rey and Gus were like before the start of Rebel, but it's enough to let you know that what you see now is two men who have learned from their mistakes. And they made plenty, and still do, but they're older now, they know what they could have together, and they're willing to do what it takes to be together. Of course first and foremost for Gus is his son, Chris. I loved this kid, and I really loved the protective instincts he brings out in Gus. Rhys does such an incredible job of making Gus perfectly imperfect. I also really liked Jules, Chris's mom, and her parents. They lend a stability that Gus very much needs .

All in all, Rebel is a fantastic start to what I have no doubt will be another favorite series from Rhys Ford. The characters are so interesting that I can't wait to know more. The romance, while not front and center, is still definitely present and done in a way only Rhys can do. There's humor, pain, healing, redemption, and most importantly, family.  And there's love. So much love. I can't recommend this book enough, people, so be sure to check it out. You won't be sorry if you do! 


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Audiobook Review: Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue Narrated by Nick J. Russo #Review #Giveaway

Book: Five Minutes Longer
Series: Enhanced #1
Author: Victoria Sue
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes

Reviewed by Morningstar


Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.

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Since getting this audiobook to review I’ve listened to it a couple of times, that is how much I fell in love all over again, not just with the story, but with all the characters. I am not one to be drawn to cops or FBI type stories but you add enhanced humans and Finn Mayer, and I am THERE!

I read this book when it had first came out, and I was hooked and couldn’t wait for the next one. Nick, the narrator, made that feeling grow even more! Talon and Finn are by far one of my favorite couples in a romance book hands down. I cannot get enough of this unique story that the author has created.

The cast of characters in this story is fantastic. From each enhanced having their own special ability; some official, some not. To Drew the “regular” who I cannot quite trust. Then there’s the Gregory the “regular’ that leads the team and Deputy Cohen who is at best a complete douche canoe.  Each of the enhanced has their own well developed personality that adds to the dynamic of the group, and their backgrounds are as different as night and day. But they all have their reasons for wanting to be part of this team. Gael has to be by far my favorite, but I am thoroughly intrigued by Eli.

The world she built was wonderfully constructed with details given as part of the story and given in small pieces without overloading the reader. Building a whole new type of human is complex, and she handles it without any issue while still allowing the story to flow and build around the characters. The detail makes sense and adds to complete the whole story. None of this surprises me since I have read both her paranormal and historical romances that required this as well.

Nick has long become one of my favorite narrators to listen to. He has a way of creating the right tone and voice for each character with every emotional inflection coming through loud and clear. I listened while I designed covers for books and while I designed projects for school getting so lost in the story that I could sit for HOURS and not even realize it.

I hope he’s doing Who We Truly Are!!


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Random Review: Someone To Kiss by Scotty Cade #Review #Giveaway

Author: Scotty Cade
Book: Someone To Kiss
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: December 27, 2017
Length: 81 pages

Reviewed by Jenn


Dane McCormick’s job negotiating leases and building out furnished office suites takes him all over the country. He stays until the job is done—and then he moves on. As satisfying as the job is, it leaves him no place to call home and no chance to build a personal life. After arriving in Greenville, South Carolina, for a job, a severe stomach virus knocks Dane for a loop. He finds a local urgent care clinic… and a tall, dark, and handsome doctor who goes well above and beyond his duties to treat Dane. The doctor’s bedside manner makes Dane forget all about his stomach flu. 

Carter Baldridge has dedicated his life to caring for others. Since graduating from medical school, he has spent all his time and energy building his urgent care business, But the morning he steps into his examining room and sees Dane McCormick on the table, he realizes it might be time to devote some attention to a part of life he has neglected. The spark is there, but so is a major obstacle in the form of Dane’s peripatetic lifestyle and a bad experience in Carter’s past. Both have to decide if the risk is worth the reward.


Someone to Kiss is my first read by Scotty Cade and I’m so glad to have found him!

 This is a short, lovely holiday story about a love worth waiting for. Dr. Carter Baldridge has been burned by a long distance relationship before and has sworn never to enter one again. When his boyfriend of four months, Dane is transferred out of town for a year...he knows they have to end it. When love is real, it’s always worth the wait and these two find a little New Year’s Eve romance to seal the deal. 

This book made me happy, I’m a sucker for a love conquers all type of romance! While a short read, it is very sweet! HEA is a beautiful thing!


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Random Review: Ballerina Dad by Amy Aislin #Review #Giveaway

Author: Amy Aislin
Book: Ballerina Dad
Part of NineStar Press's 2017 Holiday Story
Publisher: NineStar Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Publication Date: December 11, 2017
Length:52 pages

Reviewed by Jenn


Attending his daughter’s holiday dance recital should be easy for pro hockey player Patrick Barnes. Showing up in a tutu, however, wasn’t exactly part of the plan. And yet the holidays get even more interesting when he bumps into Lee, the man he let get away years ago.

Ballet instructor Lee can’t believe who just walked into his studio. He also can’t believe how quickly the flare of attraction between he and Patrick resurfaces, despite the years that have gone by since they last spoke.

Once upon a time, they let opportunities get away. Is it possible they’ll now have the chance to pursue the spark that has come back to life after just one conversation?

Holidays are a time for giving, and neither Patrick nor Lee are about to take this particular gift for granted.

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I’m just going to say it...I love a hockey romance! As soon as I saw there was a hockey player in this book, I knew I wanted to read it!

This is a short Christmas book about finding the one that got away! What happens when you meet the right guy for you and the timing is always off? For Patrick and Lee they met in high school, Pat is openly bisexual and Lee is openly gay and the attraction is immediate. These two are never single at the same time and eventually Lee moves away to follow his ballet dreams. A chance encounter 10 years later and the spark is still there and this time...they’re both single. These two aren’t missing out on the serendipitous opportunity. 

I love that we get a glimpse of the past, but mostly stay in the present with Pat and Lee. I was swept away with the rightness of these two. Some people don’t believe in love at first sight or when an author has a couple move too quickly. Here, this relationship just felt natural, I loved this story.


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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Random Review: Color of You by C.S. Poe #Review #Giveaway

Author: C.S. Poe
Book: Color of You
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publication Date: December 25, 2017
Length: 200 pages

Reviewed by Erin


Bowen Merlin— yes, that’s his real name—accepts a position in the quaint town of Lancaster, New Hampshire as the high school band director. He leaves New York City for the snowy countryside of New England just in time for the holidays. With class, homework, after school activities, and a surprise Christmas concert to plan and rehearse, Bowen is plenty busy. And since he’s never had much luck with romance, factoring in time to find Mr. Right isn’t a priority….

Until he meets the proprietor of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard, Felix Hansen. Suddenly, true love seems like a possibility for the first time in Bowen’s life. The two are a perfect match and fill the skipped beats of each other’s hearts. But as wonderful as Felix seems, he’s harboring scars that could end their budding relationship when someone in town goes to great lengths to sabotage their careers.

If Bowen is to survive the holidays, he’ll need to lean on old friends and new, convince Felix he’s worth any hardship, and prove they can come out of the catastrophe stronger if they do so together.

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C.S. Poe's Color of You is the second book of hers I've read and I'm here to tell you guys that she's fast becoming a favorite. There is something so captivating in the way this author tells a story that I just really dig. A lot. The writing is crisp and sharp and witty and I find myself at the end of the book wondering how I got there so fast, I've been that involved. 

In Color of You, we meet Bowen Merlin who has moved to the small town of Lancaster, New Hampshire to be the new band director. Bowen is quirky, talented, funny, and a bit of a smart ass. It takes no time at all for Bowen to set his sights on sexy and shy Felix Hansen, the owner of the Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard. The spark between the two is bright and intense and they are absolutely fabulous together. They have lots of things to navigate- Bowen is Felix's son's band teacher, Bowen is still trying to settle into a new house and town and job, and Felix has some pretty serious baggage he's trying to move past. But man, these two together just worked so wonderfully. 

Yeah, there could have been a bit more depth to the story itself, and things get resolved too quickly to be believable, but really Bowen and Felix are so great you won't mind too much. I loved the low angst, I loved how sweet these two are to one another, I loved how Felix's son, Alan, plays such an important role but it's done in such a way it's very realistic. I loved the side characters. So, basically I pretty much loved everything. I will be anxiously awaiting Poe's next book because I'm fast falling in love with her writing so be sure you check out Color of You. Which this title? Absolutely perfect for the book ... just wait until you see why. 


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Blog Tour: Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday #Review Exclusive #Excerpt #Giveaway

Title: Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3)

Publisher: Anyta Sunday

Release Date (Print & Ebook): December 18, 2017

Book blurb:

Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes…to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.
Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one…or three hundred.

Sometimes, one diabolically grinning Gemini is all it have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.

Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea in the moment . . .

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“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA. It can be read as a standalone.

Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they, fake fiancé

Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance


I am a huge Anyta Sunday fan! I like to start off by saying that. If she writes it I read it. The Signs of Love Series is really outstanding.  Each book is a standalone so feel free to start anywhere.

In Gemini Keeps Capricorn we have Wesley and Lloyd. Wesley is an Elvis loving, third year law student, who loves working at Me Gusta Robusta, a coffee shop. What Wesley loves most is Lloyd, the RA on his floor. Right from the second the book started I knew that Wesley was a firecracker. Where he may be a thorn in some people’s sides he wasn’t for Lloyd.

Lloyd was a saint. Truly. He puts up with so much from Wesley and does it MOSTLY with a smile. From making sure Wesley’s brother goes to school, to ignoring that his brother is staying in the dorms, to family issues and friend dramas. He’s a trooper.

I loved the dynamic these two characters had for sure. The banter was adorable and witty as ever. I did get confused at times about situations and who was talking and ended up having to go back to figure out where I got mixed up.

All in all it’s a really cute, fun story!

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“Oh, hotdogs. I love hotdogs.” Wesley patted his pockets and cursed. “I didn’t bring a wallet, and you dumped all your change into the donation bin. Why did you have to be so generous?”
“Yes,” Lloyd said drily, “I should have given less to charity on account of your hotdog needs.”
Wesley grinned. “So long as you’re adequately remorseful. Now come, let’s get me a hotdog.”
Lloyd gave him a quizzical, almost worried look. “You don’t have money.”
“I’ll barter.”
“With what?” Lloyd called out as Wesley skipped ahead to the stand. “And why are you grinning like that?”
Wesley stopped in front of a pretty, twenty-something guy wearing an unfortunate fire-red uniform. He gave him a charmed smile. “Here’s the situation,” Wesley said the moment Lloyd stepped to his right. “I love hotdogs but am out of cash. I was thinking, you give me a hot one with mustard, hold the onions, and I’ll trade you this hunk here.”
Hotdog Guy’s furrowed brow smoothed out and his lips twitched.
Lloyd murmured under his breath and sighed.
“Your hunk for a hotdog?”
Wesley nodded. “He’s very principled. He never breaks the rules, and I’m sure he’d do a great job tending to your meat.”
Hotdog Guy grinned, and the lazy roll of his eye over Lloyd did not go unnoticed. Wesley felt Lloyd’s body shift as he also recognized the lustful look.
“Oh, you find him hot!” Wesley said, using it to his hotdog-seeking advantage. “He’s also an amazing kisser. A little weird about having to do it on a bed, though.”
Lloyd groaned, and Wesley almost laughed at the hard squeeze that came to his elbow.
He continued, “But I’ve read that Capricorns have great stamina and will hold out until they’re sure their partner has arrived, if you understand what I’m saying.”
“Everyone knows what you’re saying,” Lloyd said. “The French tourist with no English on the bench behind us knows what you’re saying.”
Hotdog Guy laughed at Lloyd’s dry retort, making Lloyd straighten and shift his attention.
Something about that clawed under Wesley’s skin, but it was nothing compared to the sharp pull in his stomach when Hotdog Guy made Lloyd laugh.
Wesley wasn’t hungry after all.
“Yeah,” Hotdog Guy said, full-on eye-fucking Lloyd, a lingering gaze at his crotch. “I’ll give you all the hotdog you want.”
With a tight smile, Wesley snatched Lloyd’s arm. “I changed my mind. There aren’t enough hotdogs in the world good enough for this one.”

About Anyta Sunday

Heart-stopping slow burn.

Anyta Sunday is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French.

Member of Romance Writers of America.

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