New Release Reviews, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Smoke Signals by B. Harmony
A Perspective Series, Book 3
As the new neighbor of the Burning Hills Fire Department, I try to win over the hunky firefighters with my tasty baking skills. Instead, I got the surprise of a lifetime.
I may be obsessed with the happily ever afters between the pages of my favorite books, too bad they never prepared me for what comes after a one-night stand.
Even I’m not dumb enough to fall for someone who calls me “kid”, right?
As Fire Captain of Burning Hills Fire Department, I try to keep my flame from burning too bright.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, not the new resident of the little blue house on the corner.
He too young, too out, and too risky.
There’s absolutely no way I’m jeopardizing the life I built for myself on some kid.
Smoke Signals is the third and final book in the Perspective Series. A dual POV, age-gap MM romance with out-for-you themes, an avid romance reader, a sexy as sin Fire Captain, and the return of some of your favorite meddlesome characters. Although this series may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.
“I know damn well you don’t think you’re sneaking in here like that without an explanation.” The sidelight in our hotel room flicks on, and I’m greeted with the sight of a shirtless Ev and his Teddy Bear, aka boyfriend Damon, sitting against the headboard. They’re both staring at me with a stern expression I thought only my parents had perfected.
Giving up the pretense of slipping in silently and unnoticed, I drop my shoes just inside the closed door and walk over to the empty bed.
“Sorry, Daddy.” I roll my eyes and toss my keys and wallet onto the side table.
“And where have you been, young man?” Damon joins in.
“Oh, for the love of Peter Pan, leave me alone. I’m a grown adult. I don’t need to answer to either of you.” I strip off my jeans and shirt, leaving behind my briefs, and crawl under the cool sheets. “The least you could do is say thank you for giving you space and privacy to do things I don’t need to know the details of.”
“Umm…no.” Ev shakes his head. “I can smell the cum on you. Spill.”
Damon quirks his head to the side and sniffs the air. “Is that what that is?”
They’re ridiculous. I know darn well they don’t smell anything. I cleaned up after messing around with Not-Gideon, thank you very much. At the most, they smell the cheap scent of the bar soap from the motel shower.
My phone finally pinged with the all-clear sometime around midnight, but I didn’t leave the bed until closer to two-ish. Who can blame me? Fake name or not, Not-Gideon could throw it down. I’m shocked neither Damon nor Ev commented on my penguin walk across the floor. Three rounds with the hulk of a man—something I’ll definitely be feeling for a few days—left me with a bit of a waddle.
“Holy shit. Do you see that smile?” Ev points out.
“Oh, leave me alone.”
“Nope. I gotta live vicariously through you. I’m all cuffed up these days.”
~ * ~ Jo‘s Review ~ * ~
This is the third and possibly my favourite of the series. Having read all three, there is a little overlap but I really don’t think it matters at all. This works as a stand-alone and the overlap is from a different POV so it doesn’t spoil it if you haven’t read book 2.
This is an age gap, with a little opposites-attract, and is a really sweet, light read; in fact, perfect for a summer read. Dylan and Shane hook up anonymously and then find themselves being neighbours – well, Shane is a fireman in the station behind Dylan’s new home. Shane is in the closet; older than Dylan, having struggled when younger against expectations that continued when he was in the forces. It’s kept him hiding his sexuality from everyone except his best friend ( who is a brilliant character). He’s attracted to Dylan but fights it for a long time. I loved how Dylan refused to force Shane into the relationship yet at the same time doesn’t change who he is. They are really sweet together but also funny and hot. I really loved them as a couple. Quite different but perfect together once they move past their hang-ups.
A definite recommendation from me, a great addition to a series that’s really worth reading from a new author that I’m looking forward to reading more great stories from.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***
~ * ~ Priscilla‘s Review ~ * ~
The first thing I want to know is, B. Harmony where have you been all my life? This story… it was just excellent!!
Shane and Dylan, where do I begin? Probably with the hot firefighter, Captain Shane O’Connor. He’s middle-aged, closeted, and hot as sin. Dylan is the “not a kid” younger guy that catches his attention one random day. He’s adorable, opposite of Shane in many ways, and has parents many wish they had. The story has heat with steam coming off the pages, humor that has you laughing out loud, and other parts that have you sighing and wishing more people like that in the world.
I’m giving the story 5 Stars. My only issue with it was the one song they did at karaoke wasn’t on the playlist on Spotify. So really, no issues at all. Otherwise, even the Spotify playlist is fun and versatile. B. Harmony knows how to write, pick music, and choose a reading list for a character that makes me swoon almost as much as the characters she creates. I know she said this is the last book in this series. Anytime she wants to put these characters in future series for updates, I will not be disappointed.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
~ * ~ Annie‘s Review ~ * ~
Dylan and Shane make for an interesting, opposites attract couple. I love Dylan’s confidence and found the men’s initial and subsequent introductions intriguing enough to hook my attention. Although this out-for-you romance has a little angst and some false starts as Shane struggles to come out to coworkers and family, generally speaking, Smoke Signals is a sweet and fairly easy romance.
As this was my first time reading the author’s work, I was unsure what to expect but enjoyed the writing and development. Personally, I found Smoke Signals a little too sweet and simple for my tastes, especially regarding Shane’s coming out and the conflict resolutions between characters. I think I just wanted more given the build-up, and Smoke Signals basks in the physical chemistry while downplaying the emotional connection and development. That said, I have no doubt many readers will enjoy Dylan’s sass, the promise of a sexy firefighter, and the good dose of heat these two generate.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
Catch up on the Perspective Series:
A Perspective Series, Book 1
Will we have our own love song, or will this just be another broken-hearted ballad?
When I read the roommate wanted ad, I thought my sister was encouraging me to live with an insane person.
Turns out, he isn’t insane, just sexy and one-hundred percent my type. Living with him will be the ultimate test of my self-control.
When the combination of our love of music and my overwhelming need to take care of him meets jealousy, sparks fly.
His heart may be damaged, but nothing is beyond repair.
A sunny personality and punny t-shirts are nothing more than a shield protecting my heart, damaged by those who were meant to love me most.
Risking the tattered shreds on my new—straight—roommate is the last thing I should do.
Developing a friendship is one thing, falling in love is another.
When it turns out my roommate is not as straight as I once thought, I have to decide if this is one playlist I should listen to.
The B-Side is Book 1 in the Perspective series. A dual POV, low-angst, roommates-to-lovers, MM Romance novel. Featuring punny t-shirts for every occasion, killer playlists, meddling family and friends, and a happily-ever-after. Although this may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.
A Perspective Series, Book 2
The silver screen has always been my gold standard of romance.
But sometimes you just need a change of pace.
Surely even I can handle a few months of casual fun without falling head over heels.
I’ll never know unless I push the envelope.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A quick job closer to home and then I’m out of here.
I have no intention of letting anyone clip my wings.
With the equivalent of Fort Knox around my heart, not even a sexy bear can tear it down, right?
Paper Airplanes is book 2 in the Perspective Series. A dual POV story featuring two men who most definitely do not understand how to navigate casual relationships, schoolyard forms of communication, meddling friends and family, a golden ball of fluff with a completely legitimate name, and a guaranteed HEA. Although this may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.
Enter the Giveaway:
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About the Author:
Bree Harmony, or B. Harmony is an MM romance author with a penchant for rock music, headbanging, and writing about boys who kiss boys. Pretty obvious with the last name Harmony, right? With survival instincts fueled by iced coffee and far too many swear words to rival any sailor, B. Harmony somehow manages to produce (mostly sweet) contemporary MM romance, with plenty of steam.
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