A MelanieM Review: Nine-Tenths of the Law by LA Witt

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Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

 

Without trust, common ground can get pretty shaky…

“I believe you have something of mine, Zach.”

The stranger’s accusation throws Zach Owens for a loop. He’s never seen this man in his life, and he’s not prepared when he finds out what they have in common—their boyfriend, Jake.

Make that ex-boyfriend. With the jerk out of the picture, Zach hurries after the stranger to apologize… which quickly leads to some sizzling hot revenge sex.

Despite starting on the wrong foot, Nathan Forrester can’t get enough of the sexy movie theater owner. Still, he’s jaded and distrustful—especially when Jake keeps materializing in Zach’s presence despite Zach insisting that relationship is over.

With a devious ex-boyfriend trying to sabotage their fledgling relationship, Zach and Nathan need to learn to trust each other, or they’ll both wind up with nothing.

This 61,000 word novel was previously published, and has been revised to include an extended ending.

This is not my first reading of Nine-Tenths of the Law by LA Witt.  I read the original version back in 2010, pre Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.  Of course, the hook and premise of the novel got me then as it did now.  How could it not?  Two guys seeing the same cheating jerk?  One confronting them with the words….:”procession is nine-tenths of the law”?  Scrumptious and totally addicting!  How could you not be pulled into their story?  I remember enjoying it then (no reviews of mine that I can find) but yes thinking it was too short.  Yay to LA Witt for revisiting this story and fixing that by making it longer but giving us a terrific Epilogue as well.

Witt gives us a dramatic situation and then lets us see the emotional reverberations that unfold for the two men so shaken by Jake’s infidelities to them both.  For Nathan, Jake is just one more man to show him that relationships aren’t for him, that trust is impossible as is love.  For Zach?  Jake is a loser but life happens that  way.  And he meets Nathan which astonishes them both with the power of their attraction to each other and the fact that they actually like each other too.

I like that Witt builds up the relationship from a revenge jump in the sack.  I also  adored the theatre and Zach’s life.  All that was missing was more of Nathan’s actually.  But they were still two men working through their issues and trying to build an adult relationship.  Kudos to the author here especially for the acknowledge that they may have moved too soon.

This is a great revised story.  I loved it.  The ending is perfect.  I believed in it, Nathan and Zach and their future together.  Thanks, LA Witt, for this.  I really liked the story when I read it the first time around, I just adore it now and highly recommend it to all.

Cover art is great.  Love the theatre that is so much a part of this story, and great characters. Plus, plus!

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book Details:

Published March 15th 2017 by Self-Published (first published May 11th 2010)
Original TitleNine-Tenths of the Law
ISBN139781943426508
Edition LanguageEnglish

Review Tour for LA Witt’s Nine-Tenths of the Law

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Length: 61,000 words


Blurb

Without trust, common ground can get pretty shaky…

“I believe you have something of mine, Zach.”

The stranger’s accusation throws Zach Owens for a loop. He’s never seen this man in his life, and he’s not prepared when he finds out what they have in common—their boyfriend, Jake.

Make that ex-boyfriend. With the jerk out of the picture, Zach hurries after the stranger to apologize… which quickly leads to some sizzling hot revenge sex.

Despite starting on the wrong foot, Nathan Forrester can’t get enough of the sexy movie theater owner. Still, he’s jaded and distrustful—especially when Jake keeps materializing in Zach’s presence despite Zach insisting that relationship is over.

With a devious ex-boyfriend trying to sabotage their fledgling relationship, Zach and Nathan need to learn to trust each other, or they’ll both wind up with nothing.

This 61,000 word novel was previously published, and has been revised to include an extended ending.

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Author Bio


L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…



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Release Blitz for The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles (giveaway)

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Length: 62,000 words


Cover Design: Harper by Design


Blurb

Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.


Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter lives for his job as a glassblower. That and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbours, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.


Whenever he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is whipped into a state of frenzied lust… and a longing for a relationship like theirs.


To his amazement, Rai and Evan find his embarrassing tendency to blush utterly charming, and the three men grow closer over the course of the long, hot summer. Despite enjoying Rai’s charming flirtation and Evan’s smouldering gaze, Josh is determined never to do anything to split them apart.


However, when a naked Josh falls—quite literally—into the middle of one of Rai and Evan’s marathon sex sessions, the force of their mutual attraction takes over. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. If the three of them can’t renegotiate the rules of their new relationship, Josh risks losing their friendship—and any chance at love—forever.


Warning: Contains one well-endowed stud with a sexy accent, one improbably toppy bottom boy with an unfortunate owl obsession, and one blushing naïf who can’t believe his luck. Also, the occasional indulgence in mathematical spanking and some shameless armpit sex.


Bonus Christmas Hot Floor short story included in this edition!

Originally published by Samhain Publishing, September 2012


Originally
published by Samhain Publishing, September 2012



Author Bio

English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. Sheís beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

Joís novel Stuff won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Romance, and her novella Merry Gentlemen won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy. She loves to be busy, and is currently having fun trying to work out how she is going to fit in her love of writing, dressmaking and attending cabaret shows in fabulous clothing around the demands of a preteen with special needs and an incessantly curious toddler.

Website and blog: josephinemyles.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/josephine.myles.author
Twitter: @JosephineMyles
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