Book Blast: M/M ~ Resurrecting Elliot by Cate Ashwood ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Cate Ashwood
Book Name: Resurrecting Elliot
Series: Newport Boys
Can be read as a standalone, but you get background character on Colt in book one
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
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Nightmares and panic attacks following a horrific tragedy leave Professor Elliot Lawrence a prisoner in his own home. After months of relying on his sister as his only connection to the outside world, Elliot is desperate for a sliver of independence. But leaving the safety of his home isn’t an option, not yet, and he reaches out in the most innocuous way he can think of: grocery delivery.
Colton Kelly, retired porn star and recent college grad, is struggling at two minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. During one of his grocery deliveries, he meets Elliot. Although the attraction between them is instant, they must first traverse the long road of putting Elliot back together. When disaster strikes yet again, this time in Colt’s life, Elliot’s not sure he’s strong enough to be the man Colt needs him to be.Pages or Words: 200 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
TEN MINUTES. He was going to be here in ten minutes. Maybe. The website had given Elliot a window of an hour, but with ten minutes to, he was beginning to feel anxious. His heart was racing. His palms were already sweating. No one other than his sister and Dr. Mazur had crossed the threshold of his front door since it happened.
Nothing like throwing himself into the fire.
Elliot paced around the house, tidying what had already been tidied. He didn’t want this guy thinking he was a hoarder on top of being a shut-in. He double-checked that there was no clutter on his coffee table, that the newspapers his sister brought were neatly stacked and ready for the fireplace. The side tables had been dusted—twice—and the blanket on the back of the couch straightened. Pulling down the blinds on his front windows, he peered out, looking for a strange vehicle, but the street was deserted.
He walked back into the kitchen. Spotless. He wasn’t really sure how the whole delivery thing worked, if the guy just left his things at the door or if he brought them all the way into the house. Glancing at the clock again, he saw he had just enough time to fix—
There was a loud knock at the door. This was it. He hoped he wouldn’t puke on this guy’s shoes as soon as the door opened. He felt like he might. As calmly as he could, he walked to the front door and unlocked it.
Deep breaths, just keep breathing, he reminded himself before he clutched at the doorknob, turned it, and pulled his front door open.
He almost forgot to keep breathing.
The man that stood on the other side of his door, backlit by the sun, looked up and gave a crooked smile that made Elliot’s already rapidly beating heart hustle.
“Hi, are you Elliot Lawrence?” the man asked, his southern drawl warm and comforting somehow.
“Yes,” Elliot said unintelligently… and then forgot how to speak.
*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*
I HATE giving bad reviews. It hurts to criticize someone's hard work. These characters become a piece of these authors, and I hate when I don't like a book. I'm sorry to say, this was one of those books, I didn't care for.
Until I got to the very end of the book, I didn't realize, I had read book one. I loved book one so much. Evan and Bran story was packed with chemistry, passion and love. Evan and Bran's story was smoking hot.
Elliot and Colt story was none of those things. I found they had no chemistry. Until the last 20% of the book I found it tough to read, because it just wasn't exciting. It didn't capture my attention, and I found Elliot and Colt had no chemistry what so ever. The plot was slow, and for as long as it took to get the the last 20%, where the book finally gripped my attention, and became interesting, the end seemed to move at warp speed.
Things were wrapped up a little too neat and quick. I would have loved to get to know Colt's brothers better. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Richie's book.
This wasn't a horrible book, and the writing wasn't terrible. I just simply didn't like the book. :(
About the author:
Cate Ashwood wrote her very first story in a hot-pink binder when she was in the second grade and found her passion for writing. Her first successful foray into romance writing came five years later when she wrote her best friend, who was experiencing a case of unrequited love, her own happily ever after.
Cate’s life has taken a number of different and adventurous roads. She now lives a stone’s throw from the ocean, just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband, her little boy, and their two cats. Her life is filled with family and friends, travel, and, of course, books.
Where to find the author:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cate.ashwood
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cate-Ashwood-Author/288329491267435?fref=ts
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