Monday, March 13, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Lickety Split by Damon Suede

Release Day Review ~ Lickety Split by Damon Suede

Title: Lickety Split

Author: Damon Suede
Release Date: March 13, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 286

Lickety Split: Love won’t wait.
Patch Hastle grew up in a hurry, ditching East Texas for NYC to make his name as a DJ and model without ever looking back. When his parents die unexpectedly, he heads home to unload the family farm ASAP and skedaddle. Except the will left Patch’s worst enemy in charge: his father’s handsome best friend who made his high school years hell.
Tucker Biggs is going nowhere. Twenty years past his rodeo days, he’s put down roots as the caretaker of the Hastle farm. He knows his buddy’s smartass son still hates his guts, but when Patch shows up growed-up, looking like sin in tight denim, Tucker turns his homecoming into a lesson about old dogs and new kinks.
Patch and Tucker fool around, but they can’t fool themselves. Once the farm’s sold, they mean to call it quits and head off to separate sunsets. With the clock ticking, the city slicker and his down-home hick get roped into each other’s life. If they’re gonna last longer than spit on a griddle, they better figure out what matters—fast.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Patch left home as a teenager and worked his way to New York where he became a model and then a DJ. He tried to forget him hometown and family, and lived it up partying around the world. Until Patch received a call that his parents had died, and he needs to go back home to take care of things. Patch cannot believe that his parents would leave him anything upon their death, since they never liked him growing up. He's really unhappy when he gets back to town to find out that his dad's best friend was left the executor of the estate. Patch has nothing but bad memories of Tucker and there's no love loss between the two. Too bad his anatomy refuses to listen. But Tucker may not be the person he remembers and now that he's in his 40's, he seems to be more open minded about some things.

Let me say, this book was not for me so don't go by my review, you need to read it for yourself! I didn't like either main character and honestly never felt a connection between them anywhere but below the waist. Part way through the book, I started noting when the words "meat", "pole", or "bone" was used to refer to anatomy, and it was a lot. I've read some books that were crude, and all about the naked time and I definitely know there are a lot of people that are going to love this book. For me, I found all the naked time off-putting because of the way it was described "adding some gravy to the meat", and various other ways.

If you enjoy raw naked time in an enemies to lovers book, this is definitely the book for you. There is an age gap, Patch is in his very early 20's and Tucker is in his 40's and was the best friend of his father. Tucker has gotten around in his 40 years of life, left lots of offspring, and doesn't consider himself gay. He's just willing to take care of things with whoever is around. There is also some consensual bondage, if that's something you're not interested in reading about. This book ends with a HEA.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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