A Stella Review: Hot Potato (Seacroft #3) by Allison Temple


RATING 4,25 out of 5 stars

As Seacroft’s resident weirdo, Avery proudly flies a lot of freak flags. It’s a constant battle to be taken seriously when everything, from his red hair to his sexuality, makes him stand out in this small town.

Small towns are also a terrible place to keep secrets, and Lincoln has a bunch of them. But his demons aren’t going to hold him back from his dream job at the Seacroft Fire Department. His life is finally coming together, until the red-haired twink with the big smile and fast mouth calls in an emergency.

Pining or the hot firefighter is Avery’s newest flag, even if he agrees to be “just friends.” For Linc, every minute with Avery is a temptation. He needs to let go of his fear and admit the truth. Linc doesn’t want to be Avery’s friend; he wants to be his everything. But just as Linc is ready to risk it all, Avery gets an unexpected offer to spread his colorful wings and fly away.

Hot Potato is an 80k slow burn friends-to-lovers contemporary MM romance. It features a fast-talking accountant who’s cooler than he thinks, the closeted firefighter who loves him more than he should, and a great big happy-sigh HEA.

The Seacroft series by Allison Temple continues with another great installment, I have to say I was so waiting for this new release, cause I met Avery in the previous title and I fell for him deeply. When I met Lincoln too, I saw how perfect they were going to be together. I was over the moon to know Avery was going to have his own HEA. From what I learnt about him, I have to say I wasn’t expecting his personal story to be so sad and heavy.  Avery was always so full of enthusiasm, it was impossible to imagine how bad his past could have been. Sure, then I met his uncle and aunt and felt the love the three of them shared and I forget what his own parents did to him.  Lincoln too carried on his shoulders a bulky baggage, he travelled so much, maybe he’s now ready to put roots in Seacroft.

I feel to recommend this new release and the whole series, Allison Temple is a great author, I found her writing style always so well done and easy to follow, the plots are never shallow. Most of all I loved the characters she created so far, all of them interesting and full of emotions  I felt each of them. Don’t miss Hot Potato!

The cover art by Cate Ashwood is perfect, I adore everything she designs, always fitting and eye catching.

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Kindle Edition, 300 pages

Published September 16th 2019 by Allison Temple Books


Edition Language English

A Stella Review : Cold Pressed (Seacroft #2) by Allison Temple


RATING 4,25 out of 5 stars

No strings attached is all Oliver can offer. He’s hiding a broken heart that holds him back from diving into a new relationship, but he’ll go on a blind date to make his family happy. Just one date, though; he doesn’t have time for love to derail his plans.

Divorced and demoted to the night shift, Nick has his own problems. He’s got an ex-wife who needs him and a kid with one foot in juvie. The last thing Nick needs is to butt heads – or other body parts – with a tempting hipster who wears a sad smile on their blind date.

Their chemistry can’t be denied, though, in an argument or in bed. No strings sex is uncomplicated and that’s what Nick and Oliver need. But getting into bed together is one thing. Staying out of each other’s hearts soon becomes so much more complicated than either one imagined.

Cold Pressed is an 81k contemporary MM romance. It features a smoldering bisexual single dad, a broken-hearted hipster with a thing for beet juice, and a friends-with-benefits arrangement that blooms into the HEA you’ve been looking for.

I fell easily for Oliver and Nick, they had all the qualities I like my characters to have, brave, a little broken, with some heavy baggage on their shoulders. The first is nursing a broken heart, the second is trying to hold together his family made of his teenager son with an ankle bracelet and a lovely ex-wife. They come together unexpectedly and the chemistry is so strong, it is impossible to stay away from each other. And when things become more important and feelings are involved, it is amazing to see how strong they are to make space and fit the other man into their lives.

Cold Pressed is a lovely novel, easy and quick to read, I liked the plot a lot, although the characters are all so messed up like we are, there wasn’t too much drama to bear. Most of all the author did a beautiful job at showing me all the emotions that play the most importat role in this story, they come easily throught the words she wrote.

I loved this new release more than Top Shelf, the first title in the Seacroft series, it felt more complete and realistic to me. I so hope there will be more to come.

The cover art by Cate Ashwood is beautiful, I like this artist style a lot.

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Kindle Edition, 291 pages

Published July 15th 2019 by Allison Temple Books


Edition Language English

Seacroft Series
Book 1 – Top Shelf – Amazon US | Amazon UK