Thursday, September 3, 2015

Book Blast: M/M ~ Bent Arrow by Posy Roberts ~ (5 Star ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast: M/M ~ Bent Arrow by Posy Roberts ~ (5 Star ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author Name: Posy Roberts
Book Name: Bent Arrow
Release Date: September 3, 2015
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Books
Cover Artist: DJ Mack
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Sometimes curves in the road take you right where you belong.
Luther Almond’s life working the Bakken oil field is perfect—short-lived jobs, temporary housing, and easy hookups. That’s one reason he won’t move home when he inherits the lake house. When Erik Heat bends over to fix Luther’s pipes, his tattoos hint he might be up for more than working on the drain. The last thing Luther expects is to want more from this guy than one night.
Every time they’re together, Luther is more grounded and Erik more confident. When the lake house demands attention, Luther asks for Erik’s help. There he imagines a more permanent life, one where he stops running. But he wants Erik by his side. Can he find the courage—and the words—to ask?

Pages or Words: 20,000 words/65 pages

Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Erik had the quintessential plumber’s crack, but holy… it was not at all repulsive. And on his left ass cheek was a tattoo. From where Luther sat, it looked like an elaborate arrow, or at least the tip of an arrow pointing toward his ass. The rest disappeared under his clothes. Luther assumed it wrapped around his side, and he wondered what sort of fletching was at the other end. Did it end right above his cock, obscured by a dark thatch of pubic hair, or nestle in his V, just skirting his hipbone?
Luther stood up, grabbed a can of pop from the fridge, and stepped closer to study the tattoo. He spied a dark smudge right above the beautiful arrow tip and barely kept himself from bursting into laughter when he realized what it said.
Insert here was inked in faded letters, nothing at all like the professional thin lines of the quality arrow. This looked like the shit tattoos his high school friends gave themselves with a sewing needle and India ink before they were old enough to get a professional one. Or a prison tattoo.
Yet it was like an invitation just waiting to be noticed.
“Is that true?” Luther asked.
“Is what true?” Erik’s voice was muffled.
“‘Insert here.’”
Erik immediately sat back and tugged both his underwear and his jeans up to cover his left hip as he cursed under his breath. “Shit. Stupid tool belt.” He flushed bright red and then muttered words that were hard to understand, but Luther thought he made out undershirt and aerator. Erik scrambled to toss his tools in his bucket, taking no time to organize them in the same way they’d been when he’d arrived, and he tripped over an area rug as he bolted toward the door.
“Hey! Stop,” Luther said. “Just—stop!”
Erik did, but he faced the door, refusing to turn around.
“I’m gay, so you’re safe here, if that’s what that tattoo’s truly about.”
Erik turned his head slightly, only enough that Luther could see his dark eyelashes as he blinked in double time.
“It’s not an easy place to be out. I know. But then… why have that tattooed on your ass?”
“Long story,” Erik said.
“You were going out to your truck to get more tools?” Luther offered, to help the guy save face.
“No.” He hiked his pants up and tightened his tool belt a notch or two. “I’m gonna keep working.”
“All right.” Luther sat down on his couch again, tugging his iPad back into his lap and pretending to no longer care about those smudged words that obviously meant a hell of a lot to Erik. At least keeping them hidden did.
Tracy's Review:

5 Stars

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

I loved Luther and Erik!! Two men who are both hiding. For both men the oil field is not a place to come out. When Luther transfers to a new job, the trailer they house him in doesn't have good water pressure, so he calls a plumber. Erik shows up to fix his water. Will they find a reason to come out of the closet?

This is my third book by Posy and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. This was a very enjoyable read. Once I started I was captivated and it was hard to put down. I flew through the pages of this book in one afternoon. Luther and Erik we're both very likable characters and the chemistry between them was electric.

The story flowed well in the characters were well-developed. Told completely from Luther's POV, I still felt like I knew Erik. I didn't feel cheated not getting to be in his head as well. I love this story and I'm looking forward to more from Posy in the future.

About the author:
Real life. Genuine men. True love.
Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep. Her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: Facebook
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Other: Website
Other: Newsletter
Other: Tumblr (NSFW)

Tour Dates & Stops: September 3, 2015

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and for the lovely review.