Saturday, 11 February 2017

New M/M Release/Review | Still You (Trade Me Collection) by Amy K McClung | #NEW #MMRomance #Review #Doctor #Gardener

Title: Still You 
Series: Trade Me Collection
Author: Amy K. McClung
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 11 February 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Cover Artist: Soxsational Cover Art

For Eden, life revolves around making sure his sister and niece are taken care of while building his landscaping business. Love certainly hasn’t been a priority. From the moment he meets his new client, his outlook on what’s important changes.

For Adam, the last two years have been spent helping his best friend, Maggie, grieve for her late husband while helping take care of her kids. Between his work at the hospital, and supporting his friend, finding time for himself has not been his priority. When Eden knocks on his door one summer morning, he knows life will never be the same.

Mistakes and misunderstandings are always difficult to navigate. Can Adam convince Eden he’s still the only man for him before it’s too late?

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Hot Tree Publishing Exclusive M/M Romance Collection

Trade Me is a new genre-linked collection of 30,000 - 50,000 word novellas. With so many sexy trades to pant over, Trade Me stories offer heat, swoon-worthy men, and HEAs that will leave M/M romance lovers completely satisfied.

Another addition to the Trade Me Collection from Hot Tree Publishing, Still You is a relatively short but entertaining m/m romance.

Adam is supporting his best friend Maggie and helping her raise her three children. As a busy ER surgeon on the night shift this leaves him with little spare time to hook up let alone establish a relationship with a man. Then Maggie hires a new landscaper to sort out her yard and his life gets an unexpected turnaround.

Eden (EJ) is quickly establishing his landscaping and carpentry business. When he goes to his new client, Maggie’s home, he is shocked by the attraction zinging between him and her ‘husband’ which is a big mistake to take any action on. Or is it?

This was an engaging read with some elements of angst and a soup├žon of hot steamy passion. The first half was quite slow on the uptake with lots of assumptions and misunderstandings taking place but after a six month separation things started to gather speed on the romance side.

I liked both characters and although the misunderstandings did have me eye rolling, the build-up of their relationship was lovely to see revealed. I didn’t like the spin on the names though (Eden, Eve and Adam?) and found it bit too twee for my personal liking.  I would have liked the second part to have been in more depth and the ending therefore felt a little rushed with a need for an epilogue. Maggie also had three children but we never met two of them. Strange for them not to be included when Adam lived with them.

Overall though I did enjoy this and I am loving this collection of m/m romance. Four stars. 

*ARC kindly provided by the publishers, Hot Tree, in exchange for an review at Foxylutely Books' blog. 

Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle-child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005.

Currently they have no human children, only the room full of colourful robots that transform into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funkos who represent their favorite characters. Collecting movies, shot glasses, Pop Funkos, and dust bunnies are some of her favourite pastimes.

Amy began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel, Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her, enabling her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.

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