Friday, February 3, 2017

Review Tour: The Impossible Boy by Anna Martin ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Review Tour: The Impossible Boy by Anna Martin ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Buy Links: Amazon US Amazon UK | Dreamspinner

Publisher: Dreamspinner

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh

Length: 67,000 words


This is not your average love story.

Ben Easton is not your average romantic hero. He’s a tattooed, badass, wannabe rock star, working in a perfectly horrible dive bar in Camden Town. His life is good, and he’s totally unprepared for how one man will turn it upside down.

Stan isn’t your average heroine. As a gender-fluid man, he proudly wears his blond hair long, his heels sky-high, and his make-up perfectly executed. A fashion industry prodigy, Stan is in London after stints working in Italy and New York City, and he quickly falls for Ben’s devil-may-care attitude and the warm, soft heart Ben hides behind it.

Beneath the perfect, elegant exterior, Stan has plenty of scars from teenage battles with anorexia. And it only takes the slightest slip for his demons to rush back in while Ben’s away touring with his band. With the band on the brink of a breakthrough, Ben is forced to find a way to balance the opportunity of a lifetime with caring for his beautiful boyfriend.

4 Stars

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.*

At just 22, Stan is a successful fashion blogger and journalist. He just recently took a new job in London, where he meets 26-year-old bartender/guitarist, Ben. They share a mutual attraction and quickly become inseparable. But when Stan is faced with a a demon from his past, will love be enough to get them through?

This was a really enjoyable read. It was sweet and romantic, and somewhat angsty, but what I loved most about it, was the acceptance. Ben is so accepting and non-judgmental of Stan, who is gender fluid. It doesn't matter to him how Stan feels or dresses from one day to the next. That's true love and acceptance and it was so beautiful to see it unfold before my eyes. Ben and Stan had an amazing chemistry and the sex was explosively hot, yet sweet and passionate as well.

This was a well-written story that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. The characters are well developed and lovable. This story had a little of everything, friendship, passion, heartbreak, angst, sweetness and love. I absolutely loved Stan and Ben and I hope you'll love them just as much!! Highly recommended!!

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Author Bio

Anna Martin is from a picturesque seaside village in the south west of England and now lives in Bristol. After spending most of her childhood making up stories, she studied English Literature at university before turning her hand as a professional writer.

Apart from being physically dependent on her laptop, Anna is enthusiastic about writing and producing local grassroots theatre (especially at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she can be found every summer), visiting friends who live in other countries, Marvel Comics, learning new things, and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk.

Although her most recent work is in the LGBT Adult Fiction genre, in the past Anna has worked on a variety of different projects including short stories, drabbles, flash fiction, fan fiction, plays for both children and adults, and poetry. She has written novels in the Teen/ Young Adult genre, Romance, and Fantasy novels.

Anna is, by her own admission, almost unhealthily obsessed with books. The library she has amassed is both large and diverse; "My favourite books," she says, "are The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood." She also several well-read copies of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park books and re-reads the Harry Potter novels with almost startling regularity.

Anna claims her entire career is due to the love, support, pre-reading and creative ass-kicking provided by her closest friend Jennifer. Jennifer refuses to accept any responsibility for anything Anna has written.

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