Monthly Archives: August 2016

To Move Forward by Geoffrey Bauernfeind

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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

“Patrick and Ben were more than friends before they went their separate ways. In the years that followed, Patrick stayed true to himself and Ben married. Patrick searched for happiness. Ben seemingly had it all. Now Patrick and Ben, currently divorced, meet at a fair, and suddenly Patrick is thrust into Ben’s life once again. He has no idea what he is getting himself into because, as much as Patrick desires Ben and vice versa, there are skeletons in both cupboards and both must make sacrifices in order to be together.”

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I really enjoyed this book. Too many times, you know how a book is going to end as soon as you start reading. This one took an unexpected turn about the middle, and I thought the ending was going to be different.

Don’t want to post any spoilers. No matter how much things change in twenty years, some things remain the same.

I would recommend this book for anyone wanting a sweet romantic read with no erotica.

5 Stars

 

https://www.amazon.com/Move-Forward-Geoffrey-Bauernfeind-ebook/dp/B01ACFA7BO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471878862&sr=8-1&keywords=To+Move+forward

 

A Second Look (Pacific Palms Resort Story Book 2)

 

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“Matt has loved his handsome best friend Zack since they were kids, but, after many years of watching him chase and bed anybody but Matt, he has locked that love away into a small corner of his heart. When Zack invites Matt to go on a trip to Pacific Palms, a luxurious all-gay resort, Matt is constantly reminded that Zack is his friend. Zack is just not into him that way, but it doesn’t matter. Lots of other men are into Matt and his hairy muscular chest.

When Zack realizes how many men are into his old friend, he starts to see him in a new light. Matt is no longer the dorky kid who ate dirt. He’s the man Zack was always meant to be with. Zack tries to make a move. Matt rebuffs him. He doesn’t want to be another one of Zack’s conquests. He wants more.

Zack has to decide if he is ready for more with the man who he never thought of as a lover. Matt needs to trust that Zack’s feelings for him are real.”

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb, you can almost guess the ending.

Having never read anything by this author, I didn’t know what to expect. It is mildly erotic – probably a 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Some might not find it erotic enough, I did. It is well written and edited. If you want to while away a couple of hours away from the cares of the daily news, I recommend it. I enjoyed the story, although I would have liked a little more of the back story of the two men.

About the author:
“I started writing gay male erotic romance stories in the early ’90s, but only gay male porn magazines would publish them. I’m so glad things have gotten more respectable and the readership more broad. I am a lesbian in an interracial same-sex marriage, and I love writing interracial romance stories. I love flipping stereotypes and challenging myself to write characters that are ever further from who I am. I hope you enjoy my stories. I certainly love writing them. “