Blog Tour ~ Love Means More by A. F. Zoelle (Excerpt & Giveaway)

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Love Means More by A. F. Zoelle

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A Good Bad Idea Story, Book 2

AMBROSE O’ROURKE
I’ve only met one person I couldn’t seduce—Augie Murphy, the man I love who thinks I’m straight. When I have a chance to be his fake boyfriend, it’s too much temptation to resist. It turns out that’s literally true, since I get carried away with a passionate kiss. He thinks it’s just a game, but it’s so much more than that.

Can I convince my best friend I want to be his boyfriend for real?

AUGUST “AUGIE” MURPHY
Ambrose is handsome, irresistible, and completely off-limits. That didn’t stop my stupid heart from falling in love with my best friend the first day we met. When he suggests we pretend to be boyfriends on a double date, my curiosity defeats my common sense. Even if we’re only pretending for one night, I want to know what it’s like to be loved by him.

Is it possible to turn my fake boyfriend for a night into my real one forever?

Love Means More is the second book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features fake boyfriends in a friends to lovers bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Excerpt:

August “Augie” Murphy

Our impromptu staring contest ended when he stood up and walked over to me. I could barely breathe as he stood close and gazed down at me with genuine desire. For once in my life, I had the good sense not to say a damn word and ruin everything.

He reached out and cupped my face in his large hands, his gaze never leaving mine. His voice was soft as he told me, “I wanted to pretend to be your boyfriend because I feared I’d never have a chance for real. I swear I wasn’t doing it to fuck with your feelings, Augie. I’m sorry I was too much of a coward to admit what I really wanted. One night of make-believe was the best I thought I could do.”

Was he serious? I stared at him in stunned disbelief. “What?”

“I denied my feelings for a long time, because I didn’t understand them. But I don’t want to run away from you anymore. I want to kiss you again. I want to explore every centimeter of you as I make you moan and claim you as mine. This isn’t about only one night or a quick fling. I want all of you forever, Augie.”

They were words I had hoped to hear but never thought he would utter, let alone mean. The pessimist in me feared it was too good to be true and needed reassurance. “Only me?”

“There’s no one else I have ever wanted more than you.” He brushed his thumbs against my cheeks with so much gentleness that it almost broke me. “I want you and only you. You never have to doubt that.”

My stupid mouth said before I could stop it, “But I’m not a woman.”

“No, you most definitely are not.” His lips quirked into a grin. “You’re you, and that’s the thing I love about you most of all.”

He leaned in slowly, giving me the opportunity to reject him if I wanted to. When I didn’t pull back, he kissed me with a devastating sweetness that melted my heart. The affection conveyed almost brought tears to my eyes at its perfection. As often as I had longed for fiery make-out sessions with Ambrose, that tenderness was what I yearned for more than anything else.

“If you can be patient with me, I’m willing to learn,” he promised. “After all, if Lucien and Rhys can figure this out, we can, too.”

I could have laughed at his competitive streak kicking in, but I didn’t. “Do you honestly think you could learn to love me?”

His broad hands slid down the curve of my spine, sending shivers through me. “I learned that lesson a long time ago. Let me show you how much.”

How could I say no?


4 Stars!

I was really eager to read Ambrose and Augie’s story after I finished the first book in the series and it was well worth the wait.

It took me a bit to get past Ambrose and Augie, because they came across as being very immature at first, with the whole trying to hide their feelings for each other by apparently hooking up with others. Once they finally got past that and started talking, I began warming up to them and really liked them. The transition from best friends to lovers was a bit fast, but they’d been in love with each other for years already and once they were on the same page relationship-wise, it was full-steam ahead. They were fun and sweet and hot together and I just loved them both with their younger brothers.

All in all, Love Means More was a very entertaining read and while Luci and Rhys are still my favorite couple in the series, I really liked Ambrose and Augie, too. Recommendable!

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

4 Stars
I am torn whether I liked this Bet on Love or Love means More better! I was hooked from the beginning and I knew at the end of Bet on Love that I needed Ambrose and Augie’s story.
I loved Augie, he was different then I anticipated. His interactions with not just Ambrose but his brother and dad were so sweet and I loved it.
Ambrose was a mix of what I thought he would be and what he really turned out to be, which was very different than I  ever anticipated, but I was so glad to see that sweeter side of him. I loved that he was Irish as well. I can’t remember if it was ever said in the first installment of the series but it was a surprise to me.
I was so happy to learn that there will be several more books in this series and I cannot wait to see where it takes us next!
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement***

 


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Bet On Love by A. F. Zoelle

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RHYS HUNTINGTON

I went to Las Vegas to marry my fiancée but ended up married to my best man instead. Considering I’m straight, I never imagined I would wake up in bed with a husband. We obviously need to get an annulment to undo our mistake. The only problem is, it turns out my feelings for my best friend Luci aren’t quite as platonic as I thought.

What are the odds that my bad idea ends up being the best thing to ever happen to us?

LUCIEN “LUCI” ST. AMOUR

After Rhys and I secretly shared our first kiss as teenagers, I spent years suppressing my confusing feelings for him. But now that he’s my husband, it exposes the truth about the depths of my love for my best friend.

Could I really be lucky enough that he feels the same way about me?

Bet on Love is the first book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features a friends to lovers second chance romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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About A. F.:

A lifelong storyteller, writing has always been A.F. Zoelle’s greatest passion. When she’s not writing about gorgeous men being sexy and in love, she enjoys procrastinating on her studies and numerous side hustles to indulge in Japanese musical theatre. She looks forward to renouncing her nomadic scholarly life someday soon so she can have Ragdoll cats to come home to instead of just dust bunnies.

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