Release Tour ~ Romantic Rescue by Blake Allwood (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Release Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Romantic Rescue
By Blake Allwood

Romantic Rescue FINAL

Romantic Series, Book 2

A nasty fall on a hiking trail represents Daniel’s crumbling life, but a handsome park ranger will rescue him in more ways than one.

Catching your boyfriend and best friend together would be bad for anyone, but being arrested for punching your best friend in the nose makes it much worse. When Daniel heads into the mountains for some alone time, things go from bad to awful as a fall leads to a life-threatening injury.

Ranger Joseph is everything Daniel has dreamed of, but his dreams never involved being carried down a mountain on a stretcher. As Daniel mends he discovers a relationship with Joseph may be his one chance for true love.

Daniel can’t seem to catch a break; just as his life starts improving, he’s attacked by an unknown assailant. With his life now in jeopardy, can the fledgling relationship survive or will everything he cherishes be lost?

Romantic Rescue is part two of the MM/gay Romantic Series. If you like instant love, hurt to comfort gay romances, and just a touch of suspense, then you’ll enjoy this heartwarming novel by Blake Allwood.

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Excerpt:

Dear God, I was hard as a rock, and the man had barely touched me. “I’d say right now, except I think your entire family is sitting downstairs, and that feels too weird.”

“I could go ask them all to leave,” Joseph said.

“Yeah, and that wouldn’t lead to future issues at all, would it?” I asked, laughing. Joseph laughed too.

“Okay, you have a point. Why don’t we go to my place tomorrow night? I think you need more hot springs, and I need more you time,” he said as he snuggled me into his arms.

“You don’t have to ask me twice,” I moaned. “Now, go before I jump you right here and now and end up embarrassing us both.”

Joseph smiled at me and walked toward the door. “Think about this while I’m gone. You know the promise I made you last time we talked?” I nodded, a lump collecting in my throat. “Tomorrow night, I make good on that promise.”

I gulped and swallowed hard and I just about managed to squeak, “Okay…”

Joseph’s smile turned more sly, and he winked at me before he left my room. As he walked out, he said, “I’ll pick you up after you’re done working with Dad.”

Dear God, I thought my heart would explode out of my chest, and if I didn’t have on baggy sweat pants, I’m sure something more embarrassing would’ve burst out of them. I truly wanted to get Joseph naked, and to be honest, was more than a little surprised we hadn’t had sex already, but I had to admit the playful anticipation was making it that much more appealing. I was going to enjoy touching and licking Joseph McCoy’s body from top to bottom.

I fell asleep thinking about Joseph’s promise… or threat. Either way, I couldn’t wait until tomorrow night.

There was definitely something about this place because I usually never remembered my dreams. But when I was here, it’s like they were real and not dreams at all.

I was standing not far from the hot springs next to Joseph’s place. There was a mist covering the ground, except for the pool. I could feel myself being pulled toward the them, I took off and found myself flying instead of walking.

I knew, more than saw, that I was the owl this time. As I neared the springs, I spotted Joseph floating face up in the water. When he saw me, he smiled and stood up, welcoming me to him.

All around us the mists chanted in indistinguishable languages and when I landed, I was no longer the owl, but rather myself again. I walked into the water and into my lover’s arms, knowing something important had happened just then. Somehow our souls had called out to each other and now as we embraced, we were becoming one.

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3 Stars

Daniel has fled the city after catching his boyfriend and best friend kissing, which led to a punch that cost him his job. An accident while hiking leads to meeting Joseph and being drawn into Port Angeles, but his past comes back to cause danger.

I liked the blurb of this story and did enjoy the plot. The thing that dropped it for me was that the romance wasn’t very romantic. I’m happy with couples taking it slow, but Daniel and Joseph seem hell-bent on messing it up—in my opinion.  I wanted to slap them both a few times and shout at them to communicate better. It was a bit of a slow start. They would mess up and sort out the misunderstanding. This pattern is repeated at times. Things pick up in the second half, and the end is far more fast-paced and exciting, with a couple of bits I didn’t see coming.

I’m glad the boys get their HEA. I’d have liked them to spend more time together and to have communicated rather than listen to others or make assumptions. Still, I suppose that’s quite realistic for relationships.

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


Check out Book 1 in the series

Romantic Renovations

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Bennett Jackson’s life abruptly changes when he inherits a massive real estate portfolio and is given his own home improvement show to feature the rehab of the properties. When this surprising success is jeopardized by an unscrupulous costar, his world begins to crumble until coming face to face with his new costar, the muscle-bound and ridiculously handsome Leslie Cooper.

Les is pissed. He had no intention of continuing working in reality TV, but since he still had time on his contract, he really didn’t have a choice. Les fully intended to be in charge as he walked onto the chaotic Seattle set but his temper waned as he came face to face with his handsome co-star Bennett Jackson.

Just as things begin heating up between Les and Bennett, Bennett’s abusive past emerges. But this time, it puts both their lives in jeopardy

In this hurt/comfort, suspensful romance, will Bennett’s will to survive, and Les’s inner strength be enough to keep them alive and save their fragile relationship?

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About the Author:

Blake Allwood was born in west TN, then moved to Kansas City MO after attending college in Iowa. He met his husband, Shaun, in 1995 and they officially married in 2015, once the United States legalized gay marriage.

In 2017, he and his husband sold their home, purchased an RV and began traveling the country with their two dogs. Their travels provide the inspiration and settings for many of his novels.

Typically, Blake can be found writing in the RV or by the fire with his laptop and their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, curled up between his legs or demanding his attention. Denver, their Siberian Husky mix is often asleep at his feet or playing tug of war with Shaun.

Aiden Inspired (Apr 2019) is his first published novel, featuring two disparate characters from New York and Washington State who meet and develop an unlikely bond.

His second novel, Suzie Empowered (Feb 2020), is a follow-up novel featuring Aiden’s sister Suzie as she overcomes her fear of relationships with straight men due to a sexual assault in high school.

Blake returned to gay romance with his release of Bobby Transformed (Mar 2020) about an Iowa farm boy and a big city publisher.

These first three novels share characters and can be read as a series or each as a stand-alone novel.

Romantic Renovations (June 2020), is a stand-alone novel that features a popular home renovation star and a large property owner in Seattle, Washington. Blake veers from his contemporary romance themed novels and dips his toes in the crime mystery troupe for this one. He is currently working on two additional books to make this into a series.

His Chance series was released in the summer of 2020, consisting of three books: Love by Chance, Another Chance With Love, and Taking a Chance For Love

The Big Bend series, based in the area around Big Bend National Park in Texas will be released over three months beginning June 2021.

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