Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Believing Blue by Nicole Colville ~ (Review, Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Believing Blue by Nicole Colville ~ (Review, Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)

Believing Blue
Manchester Ménage Collection, Book Three
Nicole Colville
M/M Romance

Cover Designer
Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Design www.bookcoverbydesign.co.uk/

Release Date: 04.21.16

Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?
Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.
Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.
Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.
When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined

Kellan gritted his teeth together and stood up. “I won't leave you like this.”
“Get the hell out!!” Valentino gripped the base of his nose, rubbing it gruffly. His eyes snapped shut, but not quickly enough.
Kellan spotted the misty glimmer in them. Whether his tears were caused through sheer frustration or sadness, it didn’t matter. Kellan couldn’t leave. He’d have to be forced from the house by an armed response team. “No!” Kellan held his shoulders firmly. “I won't leave you.”
“God-damn it, Kellan.” Valentino’s eyes flew open, and Kellan’s hands were thrust from him with a jerk. “You're such a pain in the arse.” He leaned forward, almost hissing his words out against Kellan’s lips. “Why don’t you just leave me alone, huh? Why do you continue to push me when I don’t want it?”
Kellan’s body brushed against Valentino’s firm flesh, and he cursed himself for responding so quickly. “Don’t lie and say you don’t want me here when I know damn well what you want.” Kellan didn’t really know for sure, but there was a heat and need between them which couldn’t be ignored anymore. Valentino needed him, and Kellan was willing to hand over whatever he could to fulfil that need.
Valentino turned those teal green eyes on Kellan’s, a soft growl spilling from his lips. “You're a fucking tease! A tease, Kellan.”
Kellan was about to come back with a response, like how he had no idea he’d been teasing Valentino, but he was halted by two hands on either side of his head and Valentino’s mouth being forced against his. He stopped breathing, too stunned to act. Valentino had his face clasped tightly to his, those full lips hitting Kellan’s hard and fast, his tongue licking and seeking entrance inside.
A white hot shot of lust spiked through his body and every thought other than being against this writhing, sexy man disappeared. Kellan grabbed hold of Valentino’s hips, rushing him up against the wall and taking ownership of his mouth with a grunt.
Valentino bit down on his lip causing Kellan to pull back. As soon as they separated, Valentino had the upper hand and was spinning him around, holding him against the wall and spreading his thighs open with his knee, rubbing up against the hard length of Kellan’s cock. Despite knowing he could easily restrain Valentino and take control back, he didn’t want to. He wanted this from him. “You know what I want?” Valentino breathed out through their kisses. “You want to give me what I need, Kellan?”

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Kellan is a police officer, who's never really managed to connect with any of the women who'd vied for his attention. As one of the first responders in a tragic car accident, he bonds with a dying man and his life changes forever, giving him the chance to fall in love, which was something he thought he'd never have. 

Valentino suffers from agoraphobia, experiencing the world outside his house only through his partner Stuart. When Stuart dies, Kellan helps ease his pain at losing him, first as friends and then as lovers, until Valentino pushes him away. 

Blue is vibrant, funny and needs to be the center of attention. He just wants someone that will love him and believe in him. When he meets Kellan they clash at first, but slowly, their relationship turns into something more. 

Just when that happens, Valentino realizes he made a huge mistake letting Kellan go. Would they find some common ground in which they could all move forward, without hurting the others?

Out of these three men, Kellan was my favorite. He was caring, loving and supportive to both Valentino and Blue, both on their own and together. He wasn't that same way with many others, but for me, that made him shine. Blue was lovely as well, and I really liked his personality. His exchanges with Kellan when they just met were hilarious and I could practically see the sparks that their chemistry ignited. Valentino was different, more tragic, and while I admit that he was a good addition to Kellan and Blue in the end, it took me a bit to warm up to him.

The first thing that attracted to this book was the gorgeous cover, then the blurb, and while menage is not precisely my cup of tea, I was really curious about how their relationship would play out and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. It was different for me and there were moments when I wanted things to go a different way, but in the end it all worked in a very logic and loving manner. It was quite nice that it all came full circle and that Stuart ended up playing such a huge role in the story, that was a fantastic touch! 

All in all, this was an amazing book. Yes, it's long, but once I started reading, I barely felt the time I spent with it, it was that engaging and interesting. Definitely recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!





Welcome to the home of bittersweet M/M romances which will leave you craving more

Nicole grew bored being a supermodel genius who worked part time for NASA, and decided to take a break from helping solve the mysteries of the universe with Stephen Hawkins to write m/m romance. 

She has a loving relationship with her hubby of twenty years, and has achieved a lot in her short life considering she's only eighteen. She has fourteen dogs of all different breeds, plus twenty cats, and when she's not tending to their every need, and solving complex math problems, she loves to sew and can be often found knitting in the garden, which she maintains all by herself with her magical green fingers. 

Finding time to make all of her own clothing and master the kitchen better than Gordon Ramsey, she's also a vegan domestic goddess and can often be found cooking up a storm bare foot in her kitchen. 

Okay, so that's not true, especially the cooking part, though I do tend to be bare foot and I swear like Gordon does while burning my latest creation -- and I still think NASA will be getting in touch. Any day now!! *crosses fingers* I could sooo do that job because I'm so obviously awesome, but until they do...

I'm a full time author of M/M Romance and Erotica, and somehow I have several bestselling books under my belt. I've been writing for four years, and I self publish all my work under Hidden Pleasures Publishing along with my amazing team of helpers in the form my cover designer Kellie Dennis, editor Jessica McKenna, and all of my beta readers and PA's. 

I'm a wife to my beloved hubby and mother to two young girls, and I do in fact have two cats who I adore, but no dog, as the hubby put his foot down. I live in Leeds in the North of England and I love it, despite the terrible weather. 

My men are all seeking what everyone is, true love mixed with passion and their own happy-ever-after full of laughter and tears.





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