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Friday, September 16, 2016

Star Angels Promo Presents: Hard Edit by Andrea Smith & Eva Lenoir; #ReviewTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow

  Title: Hard Edit
Series: Black Balled #2
By: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir
Publication Date: September 4, 2016
Genre: MM Romance
Adult Content 18+
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Star Angels Promo and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

It's all fun and games until egos get hurt.

After a year of a seemingly happily-ever-after, Troy Babilonia throws a curve ball that smacks Larson Blackburn right in the head. When Troy's debut novel, "Bridge to Lonely," threatens to overshadow Larson's own success, inviting a past shadow into the light of their present, the two alphas must learn to adjust.

"Bridge to Lonely" has garnered an unexpected success both in the literary world and in the film industry, forcing Larson to accept that he is not the only successful author in the building. But as Troy's old flame decides to make an appearance, the two alphas are forced to test the strength of their love. Let the battle of the egos recommence; where sarcasm is the preferred weapon, and the testosterone levels go beyond the boiling point.

Because Black Balled just wasn't enough...Smith & LeNoir bring you Hard Edit.

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My Thoughts:


Please make sure to read the beginning and not skip right to the Prologue.  The authors have included Playlists and you may also find their Acknowledgements enlightening.

I have to give kudos to the authors for starting their book with none other than book reviews.  I would think it would be hard to write a review for a non-existent book.  But this just shows how creative they actually are.

Troy Babilonia is a man who’s both creative and opinionated.  He also appears to be very self-centered.  As the story goes on he also seems to be a little anal over a first love interest.  Larson Blackburn is a man whose feeling a little neglected. Don’t expect their story to be all hearts and flowers.  They have issues just like any normal couple.  This was a story that I didn’t feel lost not having read the first book.  But by the time I finished the book I felt as if I missed something not having read Black Balled.

At times, I felt as if Troy was more of a primadonna who just seemed to want to be just a little better then Larson.  There were times I forgot that this is a story about two men – it’s a story of two people trying to find their way through a relationship.  The authors do a fantastic job in creating a relationship that seems so real that you forget that it’s fictional.  There were times when things seemed to get a little intense but we have a woman and some animals that will lighten things up a bit.

The language is graphic and love scenes are hot.  If you’re into sweet and vanilla then this is not the story for you.  In our history there were certain things that were not talked about and I’m certainly glad to see that things have changed.  And that authors are willing to write about them.  With these changes we have authors that are willing to show their readers that two men can love each other.  Nothing in the book made me uncomfortable but left me feeling like I was reading about two good friends.  Because of the way the story was written there are times that it felt like Troy and Larson were talking directly to me.  It’s also a great incentive to go to some of the book events that go on during the year just in case you can catch a glimpse of a Troy or Larson – and to see if Ms. Smith and Ms. LeNoir are there just to say thank you for what they do so well.


Black Balled Series #1

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Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith is a USA Today and Amazon Best-Selling Author of the G-Man Series! She has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre, she is able to infuse laughter throughout.

She self-publishes Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sensual Romance with a paranormal twist. She also writes New Adult Romance, and has recently collaborated with Author Eva LeNoir on two M/M Romances, with the third to be released in September 2016!

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Eva LeNoir

Eva LeNoir grew up travelling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations.  However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva's wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind's creation.

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