A Little Bit Like Love, an all-new sexy STANDALONE MM romance from Brooke Blaine is available NOW!
A Little Bit Like Love by Brooke Blaine
Publication Date: July 27th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance/MM Romance
What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?
Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.
When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.
But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.
One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.
Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.
Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I have been in a book funk for a very long time. I kept starting books and stopping them. Nothing grabbed me. When I picked up A Little Bit Like Love. It’s like my (literary) heart screamed, THIS IS IT. THIS BOOK. It reminds me of my love for reading – the writing. My reasons for getting lost between the pages – the characters. I simply could not flip the pages fast enough. It’s been an entire week since I’ve read this book and STILL not over it. It’s the type of book that your heart never forgets.
As teens, Lucas Sullivan and Jackson Davenport held a secret. Once discovered, circumstance ripped them apart. Eight years later, when Jackson shows up back into town on business, he’s not sure what to expect from Lucas. He quickly learns that Lucas is the love ‘em and leave ‘em type. There are no regrets. He is a one-time thing. But Jackson can see the truth. Deep down he sees a broken man because he recognizes himself in him. That no matter what, even after all these years, their shattered hearts had never even begun to heal. Facing the past while living in the present is a battle in itself.
I was absolutely fascinated by Jackson and Lucas’ story. I do not want to go too deep into the plot as I think it’s a book to experience and know as little as possible going. The plot of the story was skillfully executed with a riveting narrative to keep you engaged from the very first page. The pacing never slows. The story is never predictable. You experience every emotion. Heartbreak in knowing the truth of what kept Jackson and Lucas apart. Angst. Because these two passionate lovers leave you breathless. The chemistry between these two burn off the pages. The sexy times are highly intimate and so well written. And lastly, Jackson and Lucas’s love? Profound. You’ve never read about two men in this way before. Brave. Because despite what the world is dictating, their love transcends above all. They challenge everything you ever thought you knew about love.
This author writes with a realism so many fail to come close to. And that is why I feel like this story will resonate with people so much as it brilliantly captures the struggle of life and the obstacles and adversity faced on a daily basis by those who simply want to love and be loved. No matter their situation. Whether you have faced what Jackson and Lucas have faced or not in any sense, this story WILL sit heavy on your heart. Because the author simply places them there.
The characters are beautiful and complex as only Brooke Blaine can write. She has this innate talent in writing characters with so much poise and confidence. The author effortlessly captures a magnetization between Jackson and Lucas. It’s found in her words. The magic of them and how much they moved me as a reader. The words are loud, captivating, and most of all powerful. The development of the characters are brilliant in that they don’t just tell you their story. They SPEAK to you. It’s a testament to the truth in that love IS love. Love doesn’t have a color or face. Love doesn’t choose. Love simply exists. A Little Bit Like Love was EVERYTHING. I cannot fully put into words just how much I enjoyed every minute of living in this world with Jackson and Lucas.
About the Author
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
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