Release Blitz ~ Mad About The Boy by Beth Laycock (Review + Giveaway)

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Length: 62,000 words approx.
 
Blurb

Something’s waiting for Eli. Somebody’s watching his every move…

Eli is used to looking after himself. Single for longer than he’d care to admit, he doesn’t need a man for more than a hookup, not when he’s got his loyal dog, Zeus, by his side.

But one night changes the course of his life. He meets Dominic, an actual copper and not the stripper he thought his best friend had hired for his birthday. Unfortunately for Eli, after his night out celebrating, a gift awaits him at home—but not a pleasant one.

His birthday may be over, but the threats keep coming. Keep escalating. Keep hurting those close to him. Just how far will the monster behind them go? And how much will Eli lose before he can stop them?

4 stars

I enjoyed Eli and Dominic’s story! This book definitely has some angst and while the triggers listed at the beginning made me a little wary, after reading the relevant passages, they were not as bad as I was expecting. The author does a good job of getting the point across without being too vivid. I liked spending the book wondering who was behind the things happening to Eli and how it was so suspenseful. The author also did a great job of giving us little trails to follow to keep us guessing. Getting a few passages from that person’s POV really made the story that much more interesting. 

There were a couple sexy moments that I appreciated. Getting to know Eli was great and I wish we got to know Dominic a little bit better. However, I was happy with how the story progressed and the pace of everything. The epilogue was good and it was nice closure for the MCs. It seems like the author was setting up another book for some side characters so I am eager to see that!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. *** 

4 Stars 

This book was so different from the last one I read by Beth! It was dark and touched on some hard issues regarding dogs. I was unsure at first whether I would be able to complete Mad About The Boy because of the animal thing, but I found that once I got a bit into the book I was so hooked on Eli and Dominic that I was well over halfway through and just had to know how it ended.

Eli was so different; I was expecting a party boy who hooked up, but we got a sweet(ish) man who loved his dog and volunteering, and I was impressed at his dedication to keeping the shelter going and everything.

Dominic was a little rigid when we met him; yes, he flirts a bit, but he’s a great character, too.  He’s dedicated, brave and organized and I loved that.

The mysterious bad guy had me guessing from the beginning and on the edge of my seat!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

Beth Laycock’s books are influenced by her time living overseas as well as the gritty, urban landscape of the north of England where she grew up.

She has been reading romance since she was old enough to tell herself that line every book lover does—just one more chapter.

As a teenager she attempted to write her first novel, and many more since then that are still gathering dust on her bookshelf. It wasn’t until she discovered the M/M genre that her muse showed up and refused to quit telling her stories about beautiful men finding love together. She hasn’t stopped scribbling them down since. Beth’s muse usually shows up when she is in the shower, is allergic to cleaning, rarely lets Beth watch TV, and insists she drinks copious amounts of coffee so she can turn caffeine into words.

When not writing or reading Beth can be found procrastinating on social media or being dragged around the English countryside by her dog.

Beth loves to chat about books on social media or you can email her at beth@bethlaycock.com

 
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