Tuesday, February 11, 2014
After the Rain by Daisy Harris (ADULT title) Virtual Book Blast, excerpt, review and GIVEAWAY
This is an ADULT m/m erotic romance title.
They’re going to need a bigger tent.
Henri’s list of bad exes is as long as his arm, but nothing prepared him for his latest, heart-stomping breakup. He thought he couldn’t feel more abandoned, until his ride for a group camping trip bails, leaving him stuck driving for hours with a guy who is absolutely not his type.
After breaking up with his girlfriend of five years, firefighter Logan is working up the nerve to explore his interest in men. He knows he’s gay. He just hasn’t had the guts to do anything about it…until now.
Henri’s big-city attitude and tight jeans push every last one of Logan’s buttons, and when he and Henri have to share a tent, Logan is thrilled. He should have realized Pacific Northwest weather would get wet—forcing them to strip naked. Though the steam between them is thicker than coastal fog, Henri’s not sure he can let himself fall for another man. Not even the guy who finally treats him right.
Warning: Contains bad ex-boyfriends, even worse weather, and more than your average amount of sex in a tent. May not be suitable for those with germ phobias, outdoor aversions or fear of damp shoes.
Logan pulled off his helmet, and Henri did the same. There was a moment when their eyes met, Logan grinning and Henri grinning right back. Henri realized Logan was going to kiss him a split second before it happened.
Henri jerked to get out of the way before their lips touched, and though Logan’s kiss landed at Henri’s hairline, a thrill of panic still ran through him. No way. Herpes! Logan couldn’t kiss him, and Henri definitely couldn’t kiss Logan back. Plenty of other guys would have taken the risk—especially if it was just a kiss—but Henri couldn’t.
“Oh.” Logan froze, his breath still in Henri’s hair. Slowly, he stepped back. “I’m sorry.”
“No. It’s fine.” Henri held his hands palms up, wishing he could explain in a few words, but the guys on the ridge above were already calling to them, hollering that it was time for lunch.
“I didn’t mean...” Logan turned away, hiding his expression. “I just mean it’s no big deal.” Shoulders curled forward, Logan headed up the stairs.
“Logan,” Henri called after him. He hated this. If things were different, he would have been on Logan from the second he saw what he was hiding under his shirt. He would have kissed him and even given his dick a squeeze for good measure. Now he’d be stuck with half explanations all weekend. “Wait up.”
4 out of 5 stars
After the Rain by Daisy Harris is Book 2 in the series ‘Fire and Rain’ and centers on firefighter Logan MacDonald, one of the youngest men to join the crew. Logan is struggling to deal with his sexuality after finally facing that he prefers males but is handicapped by his age, his concern about his coworkers’ opinions and his unfamiliarity with the new town he is living in. Henri Serre is on the rebound from a cheating ex who may have given him a communicable disease and not quite prepared to deal with a new partner who isn’t completely out. A camping trip forces them in close proximity and the attraction that flares between the two tentatively flourishes but both men have to decide on what they want out of a relationship and whether that includes each other.
This erotic m/m romance continues after the events depicted in From the Ashes and follows the aftermath of a couple of failed relationships which demonstrate the futility of not following one’s heart. Logan is a sweet naive character who is exploring his sexuality and Henri is defensive and wounded but somehow they find a way to reach a compromise. There are plenty of sensual encounters but a few thought-provoking aspects that remind one of the importance of being able to trust one’s partner or deal with life-changing repercussions. An enjoyable addition to the series.
After the Rain (Amazon link)
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She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.
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