Series: South Haven #2
on July 23rd 2018
Genres: MM Romance, LGBT
Source: Social Butterfly PR
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What if you had everything in the world you wanted...except the man you never knew you needed?
Shaw Jennings, the seductive, enigmatic owner of Body Electric Tattoo works hard and plays even harder. He’s built a life he’s proud of, and though that doesn’t include a significant other, he’s got plenty of sexy men to keep his bed warm at night. None of them have ever made Shaw sit up and take notice for long, though. But that all changes when a famous rock star walks through his door.
Trent Knox had the world in the palm of his hand as the lead singer of TBD, one of the biggest rock bands in history…until the day he walked away. A getaway to South Haven Island seems like the perfect place for Trent to find himself again and reignite his passion for music. But what he never expects is to find his muse in a six-five, tatted-up badass whose sinful smile he can’t get out of his mind.
The only problem? Trent’s a notorious womanizer, and Shaw isn’t interested in being someone’s experiment—muse or otherwise. But in a town as small as this one, Shaw is finding it more and more difficult to keep the persistent rocker at arm’s length.
As the tension between them builds, maybe it’s time to finally give in and get carried away with something a little bit like...desire.
A LITTLE BIT LIKE DESIRE
by Brooke Blaine
TEASER COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR
Ahhh bliss. This book. THIS BOOK. Brooke Blaine is one of those authors who remind me why I love MM romance.
If you have read A Little Bit Like Love you will definitely feel the difference: While that one was on the angstier side A Little Bit Like Desire is completely drama-free – and I’m not complaining. Shaw’s and Trent’s story is lovely and sexy.
Both of them are pretty easy-going and laid-back. They communicate, especially Shaw has a gift to grasp the essence of a problem and offer a quick solution or knows what to say to comfort or give advice. His thoughtfulness is one of my favorite things about him. Shaw doesn’t even realize his appeal and that makes him even more attractive. Also, the whole slacks, vest and tattoos getup? Sexay!
For being a rockstar, Trent is very balanced and even-tempered, yet he has this allure and charismatic pull that draws me to characters like him. He didn’t have any major freak-outs, was sweet and cheeky sometimes, smoldering hot and sexy at other times and very, very lovable. Even more so because he didn’t capitalize on his rockstar status or his good looks. Many times he felt like the cute boy next door.
“Oh,” he said. “That was a good ‘wow.’”
“A very good wow.”
“Thank you,” he said. “You look seriously fucking ‘wow’ yourself.”
What this story has in spades is sexual tension. It builds deliciously slowly between Trent and Shaw and I read this book holding my breath, waiting for them to finally, FINALLY get on with it…only to get the equivalent of blue balls for the umpteenth time. I sang a quick Hallelujah when they finally made it to the home run.
TEASER COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR
I loved seeing Lucas and Jackson again but the one person who never fails to capture my affection is Bash. That guy has a heart of gold and his mischievous personality is so freaking adorable I want to hug him whenever he’s in a scene. Ahhh! I can’t wait for his story!
I was sold on this story when I heard that Shaw would be matched with a rockstar, which coincidentally is one of my favorite sub-genres. Brooke Blaine made the best out of it. A Little Bit Like Desire is a fast-paced, quick read and has a very pleasant flow and Brooke’s trademark cheeky and naughty humor. If you have never read MM Romance before but want to pop this particular cherry, I can’t recommend this series enough. It has everything – emotional depth, excellent story-telling and characters you can’t help but fall in love with.
I’d fallen in love with Trent slowly and without warning, so completely that I felt like I couldn’t breathe when we were apart. Maybe that was why I’d shied away from falling for someone for so long. Because I knew that once my heart attached itself to another, there would be no way of tearing them apart.