Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Last Call by Christina Lee & Felice Stevens (Review + Giveaway)

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RELEASE DATE: 11.29.17
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Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.

Hoping to score an easy buck and a place to sleep, unemployed circus roadie Emery Woods chooses Last Call to run a few bets and enjoy a decent beer before moving on. When he finds himself stranded, the unexpected kindness Quinn and Gray show him leads to temporary work and a couch to lay his head. Sensing unresolved history between Quinn and Gray, he squashes his immediate draw to the men, opting to avoid trouble. But as days turn into weeks, denying the attraction is easier said than done.

When the men finally give in to the simmering sexual tension, it quickly develops into more than a way to pass the lonely nights. And as they begin to lean on each other for emotional support, it becomes nearly impossible to think of one man without the other two. But while Quinn and Gray are afraid to cross the line of friendship between them, Emery fears once they do, he’ll quickly be cast aside. A real family is finally within their grasp, but unless the men can learn to trust each other, they just might miss their hearts’ last call home.

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5 Stars!!!

So, I have to make a confession, I don't really like MMM, although I have read it occasionally and of those, I've only truly loved one and liked a couple more. I find difficult to engage with the characters because I feel someone is left out in the end or they're not on equal footing or I prefer two of the three together.

That didn't happen with Last Call. I honestly feel that even if Quinn and Gray have a lifelong friendship, Emery was the catalyst they needed to give in to their feelings for each other and they probably wouldn't work as a couple. Yes, they love each other, but there was always something that made them reticent to take the next step.

All things considered, I found Emery's fears very understandable, even having him run away was something that was perfectly in character. He had a very difficult life, pretty similar to Gray's and listening to someone else voice what he himself had been dreading was a shock.

Triads are a very delicate thing, it's very easy for one or more of them to feel left out or not enough for the other two. In this case, all three had doubts in different moments and they handled them in different ways. It wasn't easy, but they managed to find a balance and build something that I truly believe can withstand just about anything.

The chemistry between them was electric and the sex scenes were very hot. The progression of the relationship was natural, first Quinn and Emery kissing, then Gray coming into the scene, and them all setting rules to make things work for them... eventually.

Overall, this is definitely a must-read MMM book. Balanced and well-written, Quinn, Emery and Gray's relationship actually makes sense as a triad, rather than as a couple, nevermind that the collaboration between Ms. Stevens and Ms. Lee was seamless and just about as perfect as it could be. Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

                              Last Call Teaser 2

Holy fucking hell. That had been one of the best orgasms of my life.
As the fog in my brain began to clear, Quinn stood up and hesitantly swiped at his mouth as if unsure of himself all over again. The fact that he’d just sucked me off didn’t seem lost on him. But Christ, it had been incredible, like a damned gift.
Something sharp pierced inside my chest, and I did the only thing that came to mind. I gripped his face and fused our mouths together. He whimpered, his fingers clutching at my waist and he sank against me as if in relief.
My tongue flicked out to brush briefly against his before pushing past his lips and finally—finally—tasting all of him. I sucked on his tongue and lips, jaw and throat, as his hands skimmed over my back, his nails digging into my hips, leaving scarcely a sliver of space between us.
“Gray,” he moaned against my lips as I entwined our fingers and pulled them behind his back. Our chests slicked together, our groins pressing, our mouths meeting in deep and bruising kisses. The room faded away, the sound blotted, and all I could focus on was devouring my best friend’s mouth.
                                       Christina Lee Logo
Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip balm, coffee, and kissing. Because everything is better with kissing. 

She writes MM Contemporary as well as Adult and New Adult Romance. She believes in happily-ever-afters for all, so reading and writing romance for everybody under the rainbow helps quench her soul. 
FB Group: The Swoon Room
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Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn't until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth's court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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  1. loved this story...congrats ladies

  2. Congrats, Felice and Christina. Sounds like another good one. - Purple Reader,
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