Patrick’s Savior by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway!

Hiya guys! We have Nic Starr popping in for a visit today with her latest release Patrick’s Savior, we have a fantastic guest post from Nic where she chats about her inspiration for the story and there’s also a awesome giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~ 

Patrick’s Savior

(Heroes 03)
by

Nic Starr

How do you find love when someone doesn’t want you to be happy?

Patrick Edwards is dealing with a double whammy. Unwanted attention from his housemate’s boyfriend is making him feel uncomfortable in his own home, and he’s facing uncertainty with his employment as an administrative assistant at the local elementary school. He finally breathes a sigh of relief when a friend puts him in contact with Simon, who has a vacant room.

Simon Dawson is a paramedic who doesn’t hesitate to help Patrick. After all, no one should live in a house where they don’t feel safe. Simon develops feelings for Patrick, but doesn’t act on them—Patrick’s moved from a bad situation and doesn’t need his new housemate hitting on him. However, a weekend away changes everything when Simon realizes Patrick returns his feelings.

But someone doesn’t want Patrick and Simon to be happy. A series of strange letters arrive at the house, and things will get a lot worse before the two men get their happily ever after.

Patrick’s Savior is a novel of approximately 69k words. It is part of a series but can be read stand-alone.

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Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr ~ Audiobook

Nic Starr - Charlie's Hero Cover AudioTitle: Charlie’s Hero

Series: Heroes Book 1

Author: Nic Starr

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Genre: Coming Out, Contemporary

Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Narration: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: Schoolteacher is hot for the EMT! It’s a cute matchup, but takes a while to get there. The romance has a slow simmer, which can be very refreshing, but sometimes I wanted the story to pick up the pace a bit.

The narrator, Joel Leslie did a very fine job with the character variation, the passionate scenes may have been a bit flat, but still tastefully done.

My favorite thing about Charlie’s Hero is the building of a community, friends, family and co-workers coming together to enjoy each other’s company and build a strong community of support. I love to see this and in reality it isn’t done enough.  

Most of the drama here occurs with Josh, and his fear over what his brother will do when he finds out Josh is gay. I can also feel Charlie’s frustrations with Josh, and I’m just crushed over his idiotic family’s reactions during the story. Plenty of sadness, frustration, anger and lusty moments abound in this contemporary love story. The drama builds and builds in a fun way with a definite twist at the end.

A warm fuzzy, sexy read.

Runaway by Nic Starr

Nic Starr - Runaway CoverTitle: Runaway

Series: World of Love 07: New South Wales Australia

Author: Nic Starr

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (86pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (12th April 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Dr. Nathan Powell is ready to settle down near his family, and hopefully find the man of his dreams. He returns to the small coastal town where he grew up, but while life is simpler than it was in the city, there are also complications—like patients’ reactions to an openly gay doctor. And like running into Nate’s first love, Damien, an out-and-proud local business owner who is unwilling to be any man’s dirty secret. The reunion reignites old desire even while it stirs up Nate’s guilt over the way things ended with Damien.

When Nate’s nephew runs away, Damien accompanies Nate on his mission to find the young man. The drive to Sydney, and the search of the city, gives Nate time to reconnect with Damien—and to wonder if he made the right decision years ago—when he determined a future for them was impossible. Is a fresh start realistic for two men in their forties? But before he can ponder the second chance they’ve been given, Nate must locate his nephew.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-410-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/runaway-by-nic-starr-8358-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: This is a first time for me reading from this author, and I love how this book was well written and very enjoyable. I love that the characters knew one another already. Nathan knew from a young age that he was gay, and one afternoon while babysitting his little sister, he was caught kissing his boyfriend Damien at the Park. After that encounter, he decides that he’ll go away to Uni.

Years later, he moves back home to take over the position as a Doctor in the clinic where his Dad use to work. When he was living in the city, he was out and proud, but back in the small town, no one knows his orientation and he wants it kept like that, because he doesn’t want any trouble where the patients are concern.

Secure in his job, and reconnecting with friends, and with Damien, Nathan thought that he can just be friends with Damien again, but for him the old feelings are resurfacing, and he thinks that he might’ve made a mistake in running away years ago. When his nephew runs away to the city, Nate and Damien goes to Sydney to search for him. While there, they talk and end up reexamining their relationship. I’m sorry that this story didn’t have at least one or two more chapters to it. But it is a great story and I would recommend to anyone looking for a short read.

Runaway by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Nic Starr stopping by today with the tour for her upcoming release Runaway, we have a superb guest post from Nic, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Runaway

(World of Love 07: New South Wales Australia)
by

Nic Starr

Dr Nathan Powell is ready to settle down near his family, and hopefully find the man of his dreams. He returns to the small coastal town where he grew up, but while life is simpler than it was in the city, there are also complications—like patients’ reactions to an openly gay doctor. And like running into Nate’s first love, Damien, an out-and-proud local business owner who is unwilling to be any man’s dirty secret. The reunion reignites old desire even while it stirs up Nate’s guilt over the way things ended with Damien.

When Nate’s nephew runs away, Damien accompanies Nate on his mission to find the young man. The drive to Sydney, and the search of the city, gives Nate time to reconnect with Damien—and to wonder if he made the right decision years ago—when he determined a future for them was impossible. Is a fresh start realistic for two men in their forties? But before he can ponder the second chance they’ve been given, Nate must locate his nephew.

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Release date: 12th April 2017

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Rustic Moment by Nic Starr Release Day Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Nic Starr stopping by with her new release Rustic Moment, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Rustic Moment

(Rustic 03)
by

Nic Starr

Betrayal, heartbreak, and financial ruin are only the beginning.

The last few months have been tough on Grant Parnell. He discovered his boyfriend was having an affair and it’s taken its toll, both emotionally and financially. With his business facing ruin, Grant could lose everything.

Dave Monroe is excited to start a new phase of his life. He’s following his dream and pursuing an exciting career opportunity. When Grant visits his friends in the country and finds out Dave might be moving to Melbourne, he offers him a place to stay. For Dave, life’s looking good.

Dave had only met Grant a couple of times before moving in with him, but the simmering sexual attraction is undeniable. As he settles into Grant’s home, deeper feelings develop. It’s hard not to fall for Grant’s gorgeous exterior, but it’s the strong man underneath who captures Dave’s heart.

Grant always craved success. His business and his home are testament to just how far he’s come, proving his family wrong and making something of himself—or he had. Now everything is falling apart. As Grant’s world spirals out of control, Dave is the one sure thing in his life.

But if they are to have any chance at happiness, Dave will need to teach Grant what’s really important.

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Rustic Memory by Nic Starr

28579020Title: Rustic Memory

Series: Rustic, #2

Author: Nic Starr

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 159 pages

Publisher: Nic Starr (February 26, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Third time lucky is too much to hope for. Isn’t it?

Tyler Samuels had his reasons for leaving the country town where he grew up. He moved to the city, established a home and a career, and found love. Now Ty is in his early thirties, and as his life takes another tragic turn, he finds himself returning to the place he first ran from.

Mac McGrath has lived in Armidale all his life. He loves his family and his job as an electrician, running the family business. The only thing missing in his life is a relationship. When Ty, his teenage crush, arrives back in town, maybe he has found someone to love at last.

What starts as friends with benefits quickly turns to more for Mac, but Ty will need to let go of his memories if he is to learn to love again.

But can Mac wait that long?

ISBN: NCXSTR0000003

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1SqCpRb

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across Nic when the first book of this series came out and I have to admit that these are some amazing stories. I was for sure at the time because I haven’t really been one for romance stories that have such a heartwarming tell with a bit of angst in them. I have always tended to lean towards the happy and quirky stories, but I would have regretted missing these stories. They have a deep story with love, pain and angst in them.

Tyler had been in love with Chris in their teenage years and when a freak accident had taken Chris from at the age of eighteen he ran to get away from the pain. Then he met another great man, fell in love with him only to lose him. So with the way he handles pain, he runs. He ran home to the town he left behind. Only to find love in his best friends little brother. But like he has done in the past he runs to get away from the possible pain.

Mac has loved Tyler since he was a young child. Always following him and his older brother. He had been there when Chris had died, realizing that Tyler was like him. Now that he was back, he intended to show him that they were the perfect couple. However he notices that Tyler tends to run after they are together. He has to find a way to show him that love can heal all wounds.

Now I must admit that there are many phrases in this story that just don’t make sense. I never did figure out how his second love had been killed. However I was glad to see the love these two have for each other. It had the perfect ending for me. Although when I am given a book to read I knock it down points if there is no cover to the book. It gives me an idea of what to expect from this story. I enjoyed this story and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on.

I loved it and would definitely recommend it.

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Rustic Melody by Nic Starr Release Day Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, Nic Starr pops in for a visit today to celebrate her new release Rustic Melody, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review so check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Rustic Melody

(Rustic 01)
by

Nic Starr

Follow the music in your heart

Adam Chambers has never seen eye-to-eye with his father and is reluctant to take over the family’s property-development company.  To clear his head and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, Adam leaves his responsibilities in the city and heads out to see the country.

He isn’t much closer to deciding what to do with his life when he arrives at one of Australia’s largest events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and meets Joey Callaway.

Since Joey’s father’s tragic death left Joey the family’s debt-ridden pub, Joey has struggled, desperate to turn the business around and give his mum the life she deserves. A break away from the pressures of running the pub is just what he needs, and a hook-up with Adam is the perfect way to forget about his troubles.

The one-night stand might just be an opening act. If Adam and Joey can follow the music in their hearts, perhaps they can heal each other and create a melody that will last a lifetime.

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Rustic Melody by Nic Starr

51jtsGufWyL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Rustic Melody
Series: Rustic, #1
Author: Nic Starr
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: Nic Starr (January 26, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Adam Chambers has never seen eye-to-eye with his father and is reluctant to take over the family’s property-development company. To clear his head and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, Adam leaves his responsibilities in the city and heads out to see the country.

He isn’t much closer to deciding what to do with his life when he arrives at one of Australia’s largest events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and meets Joey Callaway.

Since Joey’s father’s tragic death left Joey the family’s debt-ridden pub, Joey has struggled, desperate to turn the business around and give his mum the life she deserves. A break away from the pressures of running the pub is just what he needs, and a hook-up with Adam is the perfect way to forget about his troubles.

The one-night stand might just be an opening act. If Adam and Joey can follow the music in their hearts, perhaps they can heal each other and create a melody that will last a lifetime.

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1S7RhZS

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have not had a chance to read many books by this author but I have to say she has a pretty sweet gift at giving you a great read. Usually I choose a story because of three major things cover, title and author. However I didn’t get to see the cover for this so I couldn’t tell you what it is like, but the title is catchy. I absolutely loved the blurb so I knew I wanted to read it.

This story was a cute little romance with some sexy men. Adam has decided to take a break from the family to figure out what he really wanted to do. His father is a complete ass and Adam really doesn’t want to work for him any longer. He is a pretty good singer and guitar playing, which is how Joey saw him.

Joey has taken on a lot of responsibilities at such a young age. His father passed on three years ago and he takes care of his mother. It is time someone took care of him. When these two get together it is not only sweet but very sexy.

The ending to this story was perfect if not a bit bland. It gave several options on what would happen and where they would go forward, however I wasn’t sure if I liked the one the choice they choose. I did however love it and can’t wait to see what book two will be like. This story was a very simple little love story that didn’t have any twist to it.

The story was well written and the words just seemed to flow off the pages. The characters were well-developed and didn’t leave me with too many questions. I loved the way the guys were together and how they appeared all the way. It was a true romance that will pull you in and keep your attention.

It is not a story that I would normally choose, but this one was just sweet enough that I enjoyed reading it. It is a cute romance story that will have you smiling and is perfect for a raining day. I enjoyed it and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has out.

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Rustic Melody by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Nic Starr visiting today to show off her upcoming release Rustic Melody, we have a great guest post off Nic where she chats about where she got the inspiration for Rustic Melody, we have a brilliant excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Rustic Melody

(Rustic 01)
by

Nic Starr

Adam Chambers has never seen eye-to-eye with his father and is reluctant to take over the family’s property-development company.  To clear his head and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, Adam leaves his responsibilities in the city and heads out to see the country.

He isn’t much closer to deciding what to do with his life when he arrives at one of Australia’s largest events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and meets Joey Callaway.

Since Joey’s father’s tragic death left Joey the family’s debt-ridden pub, Joey has struggled, desperate to turn the business around and give his mum the life she deserves. A break away from the pressures of running the pub is just what he needs, and a hook-up with Adam is the perfect way to forget about his troubles.

The one-night stand might just be an opening act. If Adam and Joey can follow the music in their hearts, perhaps they can heal each other and create a melody that will last a lifetime.

Release date: 26th January 2016

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More Than A Friend by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Nic Starr stopping by today with her brand new release More Than A Friend, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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More Than A Friend

(More Than 02)
by

Nic Star

Tim Walker is a free man. He’s broken up with his girlfriend and is ready to move on to a new relationship. But the relationship he wants to pursue is fraught with challenges. Firstly, Scott Richardson is a man, and only Tim’s closest friends know Tim’s bisexual. Secondly, everyone knows Scott relishes the single life. And then there’s the big one: Scott is the younger brother of Tim’s best friend, Paul.

Scott can’t deny an attraction to his brother’s friend Tim. Lean, dark-blond, and blue-eyed, Tim is hot and hard not to notice—especially since Scott and Tim work together. Too bad the man is straight, and too bad Scott worries how Paul will react if Scott hooks up with his best friend.

Tim and Scott want to see if there’s a chance for more than friendship between them, but neither of them wants to lose Paul. Together, they must find the courage to follow their hearts and find a way to have it all.

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More Than a Friend by Nic Starr

MoreThanAFriendLGTitle: More Than a Friend
Series: More Than, #2
Author: Nic Starr
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (111 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Tim Walker is a free man. He’s broken up with his girlfriend and is ready to move on to a new relationship. But the relationship he wants to pursue is fraught with challenges. Firstly, Scott Richardson is a man, and only Tim’s closest friends know Tim’s bisexual. Secondly, everyone knows Scott relishes the single life. And then there’s the big one: Scott is the younger brother of Tim’s best friend, Paul.

Scott can’t deny an attraction to his brother’s friend Tim. Lean, dark blond, and blue-eyed, Tim is hot and hard not to notice—especially since Scott and Tim work together. Too bad the man is straight, and too bad Scott worries how Paul will react if Scott hooks up with his best friend.

Tim and Scott want to see if there’s a chance for more than friendship between them, but neither of them wants to lose Paul. Together, they must find the courage to follow their hearts and find a way to have it all.

ISBN:  978-1-63476-638-8

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6928

Reviewer: Zane

Review:  Nic Starr’s “More Than a Friend” is the second book in the “More Than” series, but it can be read as a standalone. Though there are characters from “More Than a Superstar” there is enough background provided that you will not be lost.

I liked Scott and Tim and their easy-going friendship. Their initial attraction to one another was believable and intriguing; it was fun seeing them each come to terms with their feelings. The fact that it wasn’t common knowledge that Tim was bisexual added an entertaining bit of confusion to the mix.

The build up to them getting together was good; I was looking forward to them taking it to the next level. The initial encounter with the two had a pretty good lead in and I thought they’d explode upon impact. Though they took it a bit slower than I expected, when things moved along, well, these two were definitely hot, sexy fun and more than burned up their sheets.

So, Scott, dating his brother’s best friend, and Tim, dating his best friend’s brother – they can’t have it easy… Can they? I am happy to say that though there was conflict and a slight bump in the road to ever after, they didn’t waver and all worked out in the end.

If you’re looking for a short and sweet read with some sexy thrown in, grab that blanket and that glass of wine or a cup of coffee and curl up with Scott and Tim; Nic Starr’s got a story to tell you.

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Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Nic Starr popping in with her newest release Charlie’s Hero, this is a sweet little number that’s sure to please 😉 We have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so enjoy the post and click that Raffecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Charlie’s Hero

(Heroes 01)
by

Nic Starr

Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

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Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr

Nic Starr - Charlie's Hero ORIG-final-01 (1)Title: Charlie’s Hero

Series: Heroes 01

Author: Nic Starr

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63476-095-9

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (17th June 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6466

Review: Charlie moved back to his hometown because he missed the sense of community and his friends, he’s settled in to his home and job at the elementary school with gusto but his love life is sadly lacking, that is until he spots a sexy paramedic across the playground and is immediately attracted to him. Josh loves his job as a paramedic and has a great group of friends, meeting Charlie has his romantic hopes rising but he dreads his brothers reaction to him being gay. Charlie understands but is getting impatient and it isn’t till he is confronted with his own parent’s rejection that he truly understands Josh’s fear, but Josh will do anything for the man he loves to prove that they can be their own family.

This is a great sweet story where two men open their hearts to each other and seek happiness. Charlie has built a good life for himself in his hometown even knowing that his parents want nothing to do with him, now he just longs to meet someone who he can love and build his own family with. Josh is happy with his life even if he wishes that he had someone to share it with, but he never forgets that while his friends and colleagues know he’s gay his brother has no idea. When these two men meet the sparks fly but Josh’s reluctance to confess to his brother is beginning to tear them apart.

Charlie is a really great character who is very easy going and understanding of Josh’s situation, it does begin to wear on him though and it isn’t until he sees his parents again that he understands just what Josh fears he’ll lose. Josh is an incredible character, he is sweet, slightly shy but oh so willing to embrace all around him. When it comes to his brother though he wishes Andrew would lighten up, but he still acts like the big brother who brought him up after their father died and Josh wishes Andrew would see him as the adult he has become.

Josh and Charlie together are beautiful, their relationship moves at a delicious pace, not to fast but not to slow either. Their connection is instant but they still get to know each other, they share their pasts and their fears and fit together perfectly. Oh and they are completely smexingly hot! The storyline is really good, it keeps pace throughout and offers some interesting nuggets and it also gives us a sneak peek at Andrew’s story 😉  

I recommend this to those who love great friends, a blossoming love, accepting rejection and embracing acceptance and love, hot sexy man love and a very happy ending.  

Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Nic Starr popping in with the cover to her upcoming release Charlie’s Hero, we have a sweet snippet and a great giveaway, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Charlie’s Hero

by

Nic Starr

Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that he doesn’t need his parents to be part of a family.

Release Date 17th June 2015
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More Than a Superstar by Nic Starr

MoreThanaSuperstarLGTitle: More Than a Superstar
Author: Nic Starr
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (106 pages)
ISBN: 1632162970
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 17, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: Sam Miller’s dreams are simple—to give back to the aunt who supported him since his mother’s death and to have a family of his own. He focuses on making a success of their catering business Poppy’s Pantry, and his close group of friends. However, when Aunt Poppy ends up in the hospital, it’s a stranger Sam meets in the corridor who gives him the support he needs.

Rob Taylor is a man with secrets. His life in the public eye has taken its toll, and now he lives with the repercussions. When he finds himself falling for Sam, he knows things are finally going his way.

But just as Sam and Rob find their happiness, another secret threatens to tear them apart.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5814

Review: My first Nic Starr story was “Waiting, Hoping, Wishing”, part of the Love’s Landscapes anthology. After reading the blurb, I found myself really looking forward to “More Than a Superstar”.

I immediately liked Sam. I respected his devotion to his Aunt and their business and I absolutely LOVED that title – Poppy’s Pantry!!! I liked Rob as well, even though I knew (from the blurb) he was the one harboring secrets, which of course, NEVER bodes well for any relationship.

The attraction and build up of the two MCs was enjoyable. The initial attraction was evident. I enjoyed the way they got to know one another, though I think I’d have bonded with them more if there was more heat to their courtship.
After awhile Sam and Rob began to frustrate me. Not learning from his mistakes, even after almost losing Sam once, Rob continued to jeopardize his newfound happiness.

He remained secretive, telling overt lies and lies of omission, allowing others (and more importantly, Sam) to think the worst of him.

Though I did feel for Sam, he really could have handled all of this a bit better. He seemed to deliver verdicts without giving any benefit of doubt, often yelling and berating, not stopping to wonder if there was a larger issue at hand. I had doubts Sam (with his own personal issues) was strong enough to be the man Rob needed. I had doubts they were even good for each other.

Sam and Rob got their HEA – thanks to the help of a (large) supporting cast of characters that helped them find their way. Now we could all be happy after the angst and drama – Sam, Rob, and the reader!!! Three hearts, a good effort, good writing, and I am looking forward to reading more of author Nic Starr.

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