Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Cover Reveal: We Shouldn't by Vi Keeland

We Shouldn’t
Release date January 21, 2019
A Standalone Contemporary Romance
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

Model: Lucas Bloms
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

Bennett Fox walked into my life on one hell of a crappy Monday morning.

I was late for the first day at my new job—a job I’d now have to compete for even though I’d already worked eight years to earn it, because of an unexpected merger.

While I lugged my belongings up to my new office, a meter maid wrote me a parking summons.

She’d ticketed a long line of cars—except for the Audi parked in front of me, which happened to be the same make and model as mine.

Annoyed, I decided to regift my ticket to the car that had evaded a fine. Chances were, the owner would pay it and be none the wiser.

Except, I accidentally broke the windshield wiper while slipping the ticket onto the car’s window.

Seriously, my day couldn’t get any worse.
Things started to perk up when I ran into a gorgeous man in the elevator. We had one of those brief moments that only happened in movies.
You know the deal…your body lights up, fireworks go off, and the air around you crackles with electricity.

His heated stare left me flush when I stepped off the elevator.

Maybe things here wouldn’t be so bad after all.

Or so I thought.

Until I walked into my new boss’s office and met my competition.

The gorgeous man from the elevator was now my nemesis. His heated stare wasn’t because of any mutual attraction. It was because he’d saw me vandalize his car. And now he couldn’t wait to annihilate his rival.

We shouldn’t—but straddling that line could be so much fun.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



Spotlight & Review: That Deplorable Boy by Jasper Barry

That Deplorable Boy by Jasper Barry

Is Max Fabien the loyal secretary and faithful lover of the marquis de Miremont? Or a handsome trickster who regards lying as an accomplishment and any sexual quarry as fair game?
Miremont’s heart tells him one thing, his jealousy another. But his obsessive passion for Max must remain a dark secret. And, when his estranged wife brings their eighteen- year-old daughter to Paris to make her debut, the strain begins to tell.
The once-calm atmosphere of the Hôtel de Miremont swirls with gossip, mistrust and danger and Miremont is faced with an impossible choice.
Meanwhile the secrets of Max’ past continue to haunt him. Has the time has come for him to claim his not-so-rightful destiny?
That Deplorable Boy is the second part the Miremont series, charting the course of a gay love affair between an aristocrat and a former servant in Belle Époque France. Rich in period detail and set in the grand châteaux of Paris and Burgundy, the novels explore the suffocating social codes of the time and the conflicts and perils they bring for those who must live outside them.

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Trouble in paradise! This second instalment in the M/M Miramont Trilogy picks up where we left off at the end of the first book, The Second Footman with Max Fabien now working as Armand de Miremont's secretary during the day, his lover at night.

Armand and Max have established a routine so they can indulge in their physical relationship together without anyone knowing. However, their contentment is short lived as the arrangement is put into jeopardy because Armand's estranged wife and youngest daughter announce their impending arrival in Paris.

With accusations, deceit, jealousy and unrequited declarations of love, the drama is ever present. Armand's torn between pleasing his youngest daughter and her mother's whims, when he's distraught he can't spend time with the dear boy who he now doubts is unfaithful in their relationship. Meanwhile, Max is questioning his existence as his past continues to haunt him.

Now more familiar with Mr Barry's evocative writing style, I found it easier to settle into the narrative this time around. As some months have passed since I read The Second Footman, I was a little apprehensive about well I would pick up the plot without having to do a re-read (which I didn't have time for). Thankfully, my worries were for nothing as I dived straight in and quickly regained my memory as I became reacquainted with the protagonists.

Warning, the rich text is a guilty indulgence but, you need to set aside some time to wade through this wordy novel. With so much thought-provoking detail, it took time for me to keep astride of everything that's happening. So, this captivating piece set in the late nineteenth century is best savoured slowly to appreciate the decadence, but worth it.

With an inconclusive but satisfying ending and a curiosity for the protagonists I'm so invested in, I wonder what the future holds for Armand and Max and how long we'll have to wait to find out?

***Review copy received courtesy of the publisher Matador***

Jasper Barry graduated from Cambridge with a degree in English and has worked in advertising, then in journalism. Jasper lives in London with too many books and three obstreperous cats.