Blog Tour: First Priority (Priorities Book 1) by Este Holland (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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First Priority

Priorities Series Book 1

Este Holland

M/M Contemporary Romance; Nerd/Jock

Release Date: 10.17.19

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Blurb

Adam

Meeting an A-list movie star like Truman James wasn’t part of my life plan, but neither was temporarily living with my bully of a stepbrother. Being hit on by said celebrity definitely hadn’t been planned.

I wasn’t up for wild parties or talking in front of cameras, so why did I find myself answering Truman’s phone calls and texts? Even more confusing, why did I go on a date with the man?

Beating my social anxiety wasn’t going to happen anytime soon, and avoiding the stubborn actor was even harder, so when I was thrust into the spotlight, there was only one thing I could do…

Run.

Truman

From the moment I set eyes on Adam Hendrix at my Oscar party, I was enraptured. His sweet demeanor and pretty-boy looks captured my heart from the start, and I refused to let Adam get away.

I never intended to out Adam to the media, but that’s exactly what I did. So, when the paparazzi began to swarm, I did the only thing I could to protect Adam… I whisked him away to a place no one could get to him.

Safe on the little island I loved, I let my guard down and showed Adam the real me. The one only a few people in the world know.

But will it be enough to make him stay? Will I be enough to make him happy?

This is a m/m contemporary romance; alpha/nerd; low angst novel. Trigger warning for some bullying.

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Excerpt

I was in Truman James’s car, driving west to Malibu. I’d only been there twice in my life to go to the beach with some people in college. It was a nice place, and nowhere near my stratosphere of everyday life.

What the hell was I doing there? Was Truman really that pigheaded that he couldn’t take no for an answer? If I thought for one second I’d be able to handle the media or his rich lifestyle, I’d feel like a million bucks. As it was, I felt like a little kid sitting on plastic furniture in Grandma’s formal parlor, not allowed to touch a thing. Truman hadn’t told me not to touch anything; I’d imposed that rule upon myself because I was terrified I’d break some priceless work of art or some expensive piece of electronics.

Stomach aching with nerves, I blurted, “Let’s go somewhere else.”

Truman started at my outburst. “Like where? I’m not exactly inconspicuous.”

I took our general location into consideration. “Turn off at the next exit and head toward Pasadena.”

Truman glanced over at me with a pensive frown.

“What?” I asked.

“It just occurred to me that I really don’t know you very well. Are you planning on putting me in some compromising situation, taking photos, and selling them to the tabloids?” He waited a beat, then gave me a shit-eating grin.

I smacked his arm with the back of my hand. “Very funny.” Although it kind of wasn’t. It wasn’t hard to imagine people doing that to him, and it almost made me feel sorry for him. Almost.

4 Stars
This was such a great book, different than I had anticipated it would be, but I love it when that happens. Este is a new to me author and I really enjoyed the writing, the characters and the setting a lot. The flow of the book was easy to follow and the development of the characters was great.
I was a little iffy on Truman at the beginning (which was the point I guess, lol) but as the story progressed, I really loved how he was with Adam and how his actions were louder than any words he could’ve said about his feelings for Adam.
Adam was this adorably sweet and, at times, sassy character who I would love to get to know IRL but alas I can’t BUT I can pretend, lol. I loved how real he felt to me and it wasn’t like Este just slapped some generic character on the page, Adam made me feel protective over him and want to slap anyone who would be nasty to him…in a bad way anyways, lol.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time reading First Priority by Este Holland and I can’t wait to be able to read the next book Este releases.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

Est H

Este Holland is a writer and reader of all things Romance. She’s also a treasure hunter, a word wizard, a lover, and a fighter. She was born and raised in WV, and now lives in Virginia. She works in marketing during the day. She began writing novels in 2012.

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