A VVivacious Review: Improper Fraction by V.L. Locey

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Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

O’Malley Ramsey and Garrison Rook have been inseparable from a really young age.  Mal has been in love with his best friend ever since he learnt what love was but the day they both head off for college sees Mal’s wildest dreams come true as Garrison might not be as straight as he wants to appear. They both make fervent promises to come back to each other but while Mal keeps his end of the promise Garrison breaks his.

When Mal and Garrison come face to face four years later, will Garrison be able to convince Mal to forgive him and will Mal be willing to let go of the hurt and embrace a chance at love?

This book was amazing. God! I am really loving this author when I picked up this book I hadn’t read anything by this author but when I finally got around to reading this book I had read two shorts by this very author and I really liked both of those. And this kind of turned out to be the cherry on the top, because it was so good. Ah! Just so amazing!

First off, right of the bat, I have got to say how much I loved all the characters, I mean not only Garrison and Mal but Mrs Rook like completely stole my heart. Not only for all the humour she added to situations but she felt like such a parent getting Garrison in embarrassing situations it was so cute. In fact, I liked the entire Rook and Ramsey family, they were all like such well- developed characters and I liked them all so much.

Mal is a math aficionado and just that fact makes my heart flutter. I am so math crazy that it was amazing to read about someone even crazier than me about math, I just can’t get that scene were Garrison is telling Mal to stop doing percentages inside his head out of my head, it was just so ingenious like Mal would totally be the kind of guy to refute everything with mathematical exaction.

I had a little more problem liking Garrison because his excuses for not keeping his promise kind of don’t sit well with me. But once I got over that, I really liked him too. I especially loved Garrison and Mal together because whenever they were together it felt like they belonged there. This especially helped a lot in the beginning of the book when the characters weren’t as established and I was still trying to wrap my head around Garrison, because the kind of chemistry Garrison and Mal shared from the very beginning was priceless. They totally had the Oh My God these kisses are combustible kind of chemistry. It was easy to see how much they belonged together especially when I had my doubts about if they should but once all the doubts cleared up these two were just such a rock-solid couple.

This story doesn’t only focus on the romance and it has a plotline that isn’t based on the romance but no matter how I didn’t like that aspect of the plot, I think I liked how it was used to make a point and further the plot and be that additional push to get things in the right place.

Overall, this story was amazing like hot chocolate. It was just what I needed and it made me feel so good. Loved it, loved it and definitely recommend it.

Cover Art by Reverie Design. I liked the cover.

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | KOBO | iTunes

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published October 18th 2017 by Gone Writing Publishing LLC
Original TitleImproper Fraction
ASINB0755YPLQX

A Treat and A Boo and Its November! This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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A Treat and A Boo Then It’s November!

Hard to believe it’s time to say goodbye to October.  It seems as though it just got here.  We finish up this week with Halloween, Samhain or All Hallows Eve depending on how you call that date.  And then we begin November, a month traditionally geared here in the States  (Canada celebrated on October 9th) for giving thanks and our holiday Thanksgiving.

Rather than go into the historical background, I thought I’d sort of switch it around.  Turn it into things we’re grateful for…bookwise.    In some cases, its new authors (not new necessarily, but new to us or yes, just plain spanking new release new), new books, whatever.  Could be new narrators if you love audiobooks…all it has to be is book related.  Could even be a new cover artist because in my mind they are so important when it comes to bringing a reader forward and getting them interested in a story, yes, even in this age of eReaders and eBooks.

What have you discovered or have found this year in books that you are grateful for?  Write in and let us know.  Short, long, recommendations, however, you would like to tell us.  I’m starting us off with my first Author and Series Discover on J.M Dabney on Saturday.  I’ve been reviewing this author’s interconnected series and am starting on the reviews of the Twirled World Ink series, the one that began them all.  Other authors that I love that jump to mind?  That fabulous Rhys Ford of course! So more to come.

Let’s hear from all of you.  And yes, details of our What Are You Grateful For in Books Giveaway(s) coming up next week. Multiple gift certificates will be handed out.

 

This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, October 29:

  • A Treat and A Boo Then It’s November!
  • This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
  • RELEASE BLITZ ~ Bernie by A.E. Ryecart
  • A VVivacious Review: Improper Fraction by V.L. Locey

Monday, October 30:

  • Dreamspinner Promo Dirk Greyson on Hell and Back
  • Release Blitz for Sweet William by Diane Hartsock
  • Release Blitz Tour – Anna Butler’s The Jackal’s House
  • Tour for Welcome Home Soldier by Deanna Wadsworth
  • A Free Dreamer Review: A Question of Counsel (The Republic #1) by Archer Kay Leah
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Late in the Day (The Vault #2) by Mary Calmes
  • A MelanieM Review: Lavender Fields by Natalina Reis
  • An Ali Review: The Family Eternal (Deputy Joe #5) by James Buchanan

Tuesday, October 31 (Happy Halloween):

  • DSP Publications Promo -Mark Wildyr on Cut Hand
  • RIPTIDE TOUR & Giveaway: Life on Pause by Erin McLellan
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Silk by KC Wells
  • A Stella Review: Trusting Him  by Laura N. Andrews
  • An Alisa Review: Angels and Man-Beasts by T.L. West
  • An Alisa Review: The Past Comes Home (Ames Bridge #2) by Silvia Violet

Wednesday, November 1:

  • Book Blitz :Keeping the Faith by A.M. Leibowitz
  • Series Review Tour ~ The Wyverns by L.M. Somerton
  • Shattered Pieces by K.M. Neuhold Release Day Blitz
  • A Julia Review: Ardulum: first Don by J.S. Fields
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Camp H.O.W.L. by Bru Baker
  • A MelanieM Review: Shattered Pieces by K.M. Neuhold
  • An Alisa Review: Steel Trap (The Wyverns #5) by L.M. Somerton

Thursday, November 2:

  • Book Tour for The Valet by S.J. Foxx
  • Dreamspinner Promo Anna Butler on The Jackal’s House
  • In the Spotlight: ​Off the Ice (Hat Trick #1) by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn ( Riptide tour and giveaway)
  • A MelanieM Review:The Valet by S.J. Foxx
  • A VVivacious Review: Changing On The Fly: The Second Period Anthology – Various Authors
  • An Alisa Review: For Better or For Worse by Emery C. Walters

Friday, November 3:

  • Dreamspinner Dreamspun Desires Promo Bru Baker
  • Review Tour – Anna Butler – The Jackal’s House
  • A Free Dreamer Review: Four (The Republic #2) by Archer Kay Leah
  • A MelanieM Review :The Jackal’s House (Lancaster’s Luck #2) by Anna Butler
  • An Ali Review: Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Saturday, November 4:

  • A MelanieM Review:Berzerker (Twirled World Ink #1) by J.M. Dabney
  • A MelanieM Review: Lyle’s Story by Kay Berrisford

 

Release Blitz for Bernie (Barista Boys #4) by AE Ryecart (excerpt and giveaway)

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Book Title: Bernie

Author: A E Ryecart

Publisher: A E Ryecart

Cover Artist: Meredith Russell

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Length: 60,600 words

#4 in the Barista Boys series, but it can be read as a standalone

Blurb

“You fix the lives of others. The waifs and strays, the lost and broken, you fix them all, Bernie. But the life that needs fixing most of all is your own.”

Bernie Porter is a haunted man. He holds tight to the guilt that he was responsible for the death of the only one he’s ever loved, a man he vowed to protect and keep safe.

Every frightened and damaged kid who washes up at Barista Boys door, Bernie rescues each and every one – all because of the man he failed to save so many years before.

Emotionally and physically scarred, Jared Hastings survived a night of violence and madness that almost left him dead. As he emerges from the nightmare that threatened to destroy him, Jared’s determined to plunge head-first into a future that’s free from the horrors of his past.

A night-time street robbery, and Bernie and Jared are thrown into each other’s worlds. But as fast as Jared comes into Bernie’s life, he’s gone, leaving Bernie with the gnawing conviction he’s let something precious slip through his fingers.

Their paths cross again in a way neither could have foreseen. From their first tentative steps, the slow burn of their relationship gathers pace. But as dark histories are revealed, and souls and hearts bared, each man finally comes to understand they can fix not just themselves, but each other.

Buy Links ~ Available on KU

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Goodreads Link ~ Barista Boys Series

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Excerpt

A faint aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa floated on the air, underscored by a subtle spice. Bernie breathed in deep, the scent an intoxicating mix of expensive cologne and the warmth of Jared’s skin. Bernie licked his lips as unaccustomed nerves overtook him. In the sunny garden, the timing was different, the situation was different. He opened his mouth, ready to ask if he could see Jared again. He’d seen, he was sure he’d seen, a glimmer of interest in those big blue eyes. There was only one way to find out. Before he could speak Jared asked a question which stopped him dead.

“You know,” Jared said as tilted his head towards the wicker chairs for them to sit down, “I never for one moment expected to run into my Good Samaritan again, and especially not here. Lindy said you’re an old friend of Mikey’s. How long have you known him?”

Bernie sipped his drink, buying himself time. This wasn’t a conversation he wanted, but it was inevitable the question would come up. How he’d met Michalis was tangled and screwed up, and a nightmare that haunted him still. The innocent question had a far from innocent answer. He needed to pick his words carefully as he had no idea how much, if anything, Jared knew about his brother-in-law’s business activities.

“I’ve known Mikey for years. We met when he had business interests in nightclubs.” The answer was bland, but it was true, every single word of it.

Jared had been about to take a swig of beer, but he paused and tapped the rim of the neck against his lower lip. Bernie watched him, seeing the questions swimming in his eyes.

“Do you still work with him?”

Bernie stared into eyes that didn’t flinch or waiver. He’d never said he’d worked with or for Michalis. He’d deliberately omitted that part, but Jared was smart and had seen through his carefully constructed answer. What Jared thought of that, Bernie had no way of knowing. But this was a question he could answer in all honesty, and with no ambiguity.

“No, I don’t. I worked with him in the early days, and not for long. We parted company and took very different paths in life but we’ve remained good friends and I hope we always will.”

“Good.”

Neither spoke, nor moved, as they looked deep into each other’s eyes. Bernie exhaled a long breath, and Jared’s lips curled up into a big smile that held more than a hint of relief. Whatever Jared meant by his one word answer, Bernie wasn’t going to delve, not when Jared was smiling at him and making his heart beat faster.

About the Author

A E Ryecart writes mm romance/gay fiction. Filled with angst, high drama and emotional tension, she writes the books she likes to read. An avid people watcher, most of her writing takes place in a local café amidst the background hum of hissing coffee machines, where she can check out the other customers for character and story inspiration!

A born and bred Londoner, she may have moved to someplace more leafy but the city is still very much part of her DNA, which is why her books are set in and around present-day London, providing a thrilling, metropolitan backdrop to the main action.

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