Release Blitz ~ Pick Me by May Archer (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Pick Me
By May Archer

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The Sunday Brothers, Book 1

The job at Sunday Orchard was supposed to be temporary.

A chance to gain some work experience. To have some fun. To get away from my overprotective brothers. To maybe, possibly encounter some lumberjacks in their natural habitat before moving on to the dream career that awaited me in the city.

I had not expected to be welcomed into a family of gorgeous and weirdly efficient lumberjack-types myself. Or to find a purpose in the tiny Vermont town whose claim to fame seemed to be apple-based products and copious amounts of charm.

And I most definitely hadn’t expected to fall for Knox Sunday, my grumpy, burly, fifteen-years-older, reluctant roommate, with his infuriating lectures, his hot-as-fire body, his superior attitude, his snarky humor, and his stealth cuddles.

Now I find myself making excuses to delay my big dreams… just for a little while.

But Knox has unfulfilled dreams of his own. A career he walked away from. A big city life in Boston he left behind when he returned to his hometown to help his family. He claims he’s not looking for anything permanent, and I’ve never been one to put down roots.

My big life is waiting for me somewhere other than Little Pippin Hollow. So why does it feel like I’ve finally found the home of my heart?

And how can I get Knox Sunday to… pick me?

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Excerpts:

Have you ever had someone take an instantaneous and irrational dislike to you? I had not… until I’d arrived at Sunday Orchard.

When I’d finally, finally pulled down the long driveway from the road, it had been the golden hour. The place had been gorgeous in the early evening light—menacing cattle aside—and very nearly empty, since the Orchard was closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Webb had greeted me with a handshake and introduced me to his uncle Drew, his sister Emma, his son Aiden, and his younger brother Hawk, all of whom had been welcoming and friendly and lovely. He’d shown me briefly around the office and given me a plate of dinner they’d kept warm for me. Then he’d helped me drag my big suitcase up to my new barn-apartment.

I’d been so tired from the drive that I’d nearly been sleepwalking at that point, so I hadn’t seen Knox emerge from the apartment’s tiny bathroom dressed in nothing but a low slung towel until I’d walked smack into his naked chest and bounced off it. He’d been startled, obviously, and he’d reached out his hands to steady me, while I’d tried very hard not to chub up right then and there, because ohmyflippingGod, he was the guy from the picture.

That the guy from the picture.

The happy-go-lucky one with the devilish grin that made my stomach fizz like pop rocks. And he was standing right in front of me, close enough that I could watch the lucky little water droplets cascade from his beard down his thick, muscular shoulders.

I would swear to you until my dying day that when I first glanced up at his face, his fingers had clenched around my biceps for half a second and his eyes had flared with interest—with want—like Webb hadn’t even been in the room with us. And at that moment, you could have told me that Vermont contained nothing but rabid tourists and homicidal cows, and I would have told you it was all worthwhile, because holy shit, lumbersexuals were even hotter in their natural habitat.

But then Knox had taken a step back, given me a single up-down, from the toes of my worn Birks to my Mordor Fun-Run t-shirt, and proclaimed, This child is the programmer you’re paying an arm and a leg for, Webb? The one you expect me to share an apartment with? For fuck’s sake, the kid was supposed to be here hours ago. He can’t even tell time.”

Then he’d stalked off to his bedroom, leaving me gaping after him while Webb stammered out a lame-assed explanation about Knox’s “minor health issues” forcing him to leave his “dream job” in New York, and how he was having a “tough time adjusting” and blah blah blah.

Like that was an excuse to be rude to someone? Please.

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~ * ~ Amys Review ~ * ~

5 Stars

This book was everything I needed and then some. It’s a spin-off of another series by May Archer, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Anything you need to know you will find in this book. In fact, I’m behind in the preceding series, Whispering Key, and I had zero issues reading this one.
Gage and Knox are the sort of characters that I absolutely adore. Add great writing behind that and you’ve struck gold. I love their banter and quick wit. I couldn’t stop laughing at the things they would say to each other and because of each other. It was all I could ever ask for in a book and then some.
The story had a fun pace to it and I loved each moment. It kept me on my toes and dying to find out what happens next. I hated having to stop when life said I had to. I ended up buying the audiobook, and this is some of Michael Dean’s best work. He has mellowed and exerts just the right enthusiasm for this story. His voices were perfect. He performs snarky banter better than many others, in my opinion. Add to that his more chill performance, and you’ve got this awesome book. I hope this is the MD that we see from here on out because he’s great!
I cannot wait to find out what happens next. The entire family is a hoot and a half and their books are going to be equally epic. You won’t want to miss them.

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

 

~ * ~ Maris Review ~ * ~

4.5 Stars!

Pick Me is the first book in The Sunday Brothers series, which is a spin-off from the Whispering Key series and equally as amazing.

Gage is pure sunshine, young, sweet, helpful, friendly, trying to find his place in this world. Knox is grumpy, which makes sense since he had to leave a job that was his life due to health issues and is now back at his family’s farm. They couldn’t be more different if they tried, and yet, even if Knox was being difficult at first, putting their age difference and Gage’s nonexistent flaws as an excuse not to give in to the attraction simmering between them, he couldn’t resist for too long. And wouldn’t you know, they were just perfect for each other. Their banter was a thing of beauty, the way Gage would push Knox’s buttons made me laugh so much, and the scorching chemistry between them threatened to set me on fire.

Pick Me was so much fun, hot, sweet, with just a bit of angst. I adored the rest of the Sunday brothers and I’ll be looking forward to their stories.

I had the chance to listen to the audiobook and Michael Dean did such a great job bringing this book to life. It was a delight!

Very recommendable!

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


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About the Author

May is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it. She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.
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