A Little Bit Like Love, an all-new sexy STANDALONE MM romance from Brooke Blaine is LIVE!
A Little Bit Like Love by Brooke Blaine
Publication Date: July 27th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance/MM Romance
What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?
Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.
When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.
But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.
One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.
Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.
Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.
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The first book in Brooke Blaine’s South Haven series tells a story about a once in a lifetime connection/bond that’s dramatically severed due to a father’s domineering and prejudicial ways, categorically altering the lives of two young men who no longer have a choice as to whether or not to pursue the strong feelings they felt for one another, despite only being in high school and unsure of what they could become.
For the past eight years, Lucas Sullivan and Jackson Davenport have had to redefine their lives, especially when it comes to romantic relationships because the heartbreak they endured due to their forced separation as only seniors in high school forced one to put up a multitude of walls to never again feel the pain of losing someone and the other created a grand illusion of his life, suppressing his true wants and needs and settling for something else simply because he felt he had no choice.
Sex God. Manwhore. Bad boy. Empty. Lonely. Nameless fucks.
These are the words that describe who and what Lucas became once Jackson left South Haven and seemed to never look back. And boy does he seem like the arrogant ass he wants everyone, including himself, to believe he is. Brooke Blaine does a fantastic job of illustrating Lucas’ contrary characteristics. He’s not the same man who Jackson knew all those years ago; he’s cynical and jaded, and his ability to construct a barrier around himself to not allow anyone close has definitely worked, but Lucas’ self preservation actually sabotages all kinds of relationships, reaffirming just how callous and arrogant his self-created facade is and making sure his mask of indifference remains in place even when his past invades his present and threatens to tear down his carefully constructed walls around his heart.
Jackson’s last name has defined his life since he was born; his father set his son’s life path long before Jackson could even voice his opinion and the underhanded manipulation kept Jackson in line, even when he didn’t want to be. For far too long, Jackson has allowed his love and respect for his father to cloud his decisions, forcing him to live a life that was never about his true wants or needs, but what would look good in society’s eyes. But fate stepped in to give Jackson another chance with the one person who ever made him truly feel alive, foiling his father’s plans providing Jackson with an avenue to see clearly for the first time in his life who his father is…who his father wants Jackson to be…and who Jackson knows, deep within, who he truly is without his father’s orchestrated plays.
Brooke Blaine creates an amazing group of characters and a multifaceted plot line in A Little Bit Like Love. Because readers are privy to both Lucas and Jackson’s perspectives, they’re able to understand the reasons behind the lifestyles Lucas and Jackson choose to live and how alone and incomplete they feel living those kind of lives. Lucas and Jackson were forced apart when things between them were only getting started, but now that they have a chance to reunite and truly see what they could become, the risks, especially for Jackson, are even greater than they were all those years ago, which means that if Jackson isn’t strong enough to voice his wants and needs, there’s no hope for anything between them but a few nights of sex.
I adored Lucas and Jackson’s story; it’s sexy and angsty and it illustrates how paramount it is to be true to oneself at all costs. And, even though Lucas is a bit of a hothead and acts before he thinks on a number of occasions, his two friends, Bash and Shaw, were there for him when Jackson couldn’t be, and I CANNOT wait for their stories!
4.5 Poison Apples
About Brooke Blaine
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
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