Release Blitz ~ Meet Me in the Blue by A.M. Johnson (Review + Giveaway)


Hemlock Harbor Series – Book One

by A.M. Johnson

Release Blitz

Release Date: March 2, 2023

Cover Design:

Kate Farlow @ Y’all That Graphic


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Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Trope: Best friends to lovers, second chance, demi-awakening, small town


Meet me… in the place where the sun kisses the horizon and sinks into blue shades of you and me.

Meet me there… where everything was always perfect. You and me and the damp grass at dawn and the gray dirt in the late evening rain.

Meet me where we were ourselves and not these two people who can’t even say I love you.

Meet me there and maybe we’ll remember…

We’ll remember the us we were before them, before miles, before lost hours, and you’ll ask what color the sky is, and I’ll say blue like your eyes.

And you’ll smile, and I’ll forget I ever missed you.


Luka and Rook have been best friends since they were nine years old.

Five years ago, Luka threw it all away.

When his dad’s health takes a turn for the worst, Luka must come home to say his goodbyes and mend the bridges he burned all those years ago. But coming home is harder than he imagined, and after reuniting with his family, there’s only one person he needs.


His best friend.

The one man he pushed away, the one man, no matter how hard he tried to forget, he can’t stop himself from loving.

Even if loving him means breaking his heart all over again.

Meet Me in the Blue is a stand alone, best friends to lovers, second chance, demi-awakening, MM romance, with a whole lot of small town heart, meddling moms, gossiping townies, self-discovery, a friendship forged of forts, Dungeons and Dragons, and a love that will stand the test of time.

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~ * ~ Kathys Review ~ * ~

Ms. Johnson knows how to write a pure love story filled with so many layers. This book resonated with so much emotion I was frequently moved to tears. There is no fluff or made-up angst, just people struggling to get through this journey we call life.
Rook and Luka meet as young boys when their fathers, who are both doctors, open a practice together. The two are instantly mesmerized by each other and, to their parent’s delight, become steadfast friends. They grow up in a small town where they have a special place they gravitate towards.
Rook loves his town and family with zero desire to ever leave. All he wants are within the community’s borders. Luka has the urge to explore, which becomes amplified when he realizes he loves his best friend. Believing the love can never be returned, Luka leaves to pursue a new career in photography. He ends up practically ghosting Rook for years.
Luka is back because his beloved father is dying. Their relationship was so wonderful, and I understand the guilt Luka had, but in the end, the family remained intact. There are several heart-ripping scenes that are completely believable and memorable. Meet Me in the Blue is a story of two souls that desperately need each other, and their path to this discovery will remain with me for a long time to come. Please keep writing these gems, Ms. Johnson. I highly encourage you to read this heartwarming novel. Happy reading!

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


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About the Author

Amanda is an award winning and best selling author of LGBTQIA and contemporary romance and fiction. She lives in New Hampshire with her family where she moonlights as a nurse on the weekends and hikes as much as possible.

If she’s not busy with her kiddos, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard where she explores the human experience through the written word, exploring all spectrums and genres.

She’s obsessed with all things Hockey, Austen, and Oreos, and loves to connect with readers!

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