We are closing out Pride month by celebrating here at Under the Covers. What better way than by recommending some good reads to you all? But since you always get to hear about books from us, we thought it would be fun to invite some of our favorite bloggers to recommend some awesome reads to you. Some that you can pick up whether you’re a newbie to the genre, or a seasoned reader. And if you haven’t checked out their blogs, then here’s some we highly recommend that you do!
Don’t miss the week-long giveaway going on at the bottom of the post as well. You’ll get extra entries every day, so be sure to find the daily post and recommendation.
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PNR BOOK LOVER REVIEWS
Hey *waves* from down under
I’m Ang from PNR Book Lover Reviews, and I was asked if I would like to participate in a LGBT week event over here at UTC Book Blog, of course I said yes!
I mean its LGBT one of my favourite genres I read. Now I was to select a fav book from the genre, that alone was like asking me who my favourite child is… So many good books to pick. I ended up choosing Family Man by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton.
Where do I even begin with this story, it brings you all the feels. The guys Vinnie and Trey are everything you would want from two strong willed men, they will make you smile till your face hurts, you will laugh along with them, you will get the leaky eyes from crying with them, you may find yourself getting frustrated with them but it is one of the best love stories you will read. You will cheer for them till the last page.
One of the aspects of this story that I love the most is family and how the hard times could be what any one of us are going through. It shows what a strong loving family can do for you when you are knee deep in shit. It can give you hope and help you learn to trust.
You know it’s a good book when you can’t put it down, or when you don’t glance at your kindle percentage to see how much you have left. Because I’ll be honest I do it all the time! With Family Man, you won’t be doing that.
I think what you might like about this too, is that the characters aren’t too young. Vinnie is a 3-time divorcee and Trey is slightly younger but he’s not that young annoying twink we can sometimes be like *face palm* really! Poor Trey got dealt a bad egg when it comes to his alcoholic Mum, trying to study and support himself and her, and his grandma. Who is legit amazing!
It felt so realistic that you don’t second guess anything. With a slow burn romance that builds into a beautiful foundation, and the sexual tension that we all love, Trey places a NO SEX rule. well until they fall in love, then all rules are gone. Which is PERFECT. The authors nailed it!
Heidi and Marie on their own write flawlessly, but together they wrote a masterpiece, and over the last 7 or so years since I read it the first time I have caught myself re reading it more than once or twice a year.
In my opinion over the years there has been plenty of LGBT books written by older authors who made the genre what it is today, which I think these two ladies fall under. From newbies dipping their toes into this amazing genre, some are hits and some are misses, and to be honest I just think these gals just know what they are doing with this genre, and this story!
I don’t think you would not regret spending the money one clicking Family Man.
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To Be Re-Released!
Released: September 11, 2017
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Sometimes family chooses you.
How does a man get to be forty without knowing whether he’s gay? That’s a question Vince Fierro is almost afraid to answer. If he is gay, it’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, he can’t help but wonder if he’s been playing for the wrong team.
There’s only one way to settle it, once and for all—head for Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.
Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek to the sultry strains of Coltrane, Trey finds himself wanting to help Vinnie figure things out—no promises, and no sex.
It seems like a simple plan, until their “no-sex” night turns into the best date of their lives and forges a connection that complicates everything.
Warning: This book deals with alcoholism, broken promises, and overbearing little sisters.
This book was previously released through Samhain Publishing. After they closed their doors, the authors have been working on editing and revising this book and will be re-released through Dreamspinner Press within just a few months, so be sure to keep your eyes open for it!