31 July 2013

Stripped Bare Blog Tour!!!

**This book contains M/M romance**

Though two years past, Matthew Langer is still getting over the death of a loved one. He's steered clear of serious relationships, but when he meets the irascible, dirty mouthed and tempestuous Shane Templar that decision has never been harder. Shane is sexy, warm and funny, and Matthew finds himself trying like hell not to care about him. Especially when Shane, with his quick wit and hacking skills, is quick to stand up for justice and avenge wrongs. Then Shane strikes at the wrong target, and Matthew realises just how far gone he already is. At the threat of losing for good yet another man who’s broken through his armour, Matthew finds his heart stripped bare. He must face the demons of his soul or a future without love.

Review Time:

Crystal's Review:

                When I started this book, I thought that it was going to be about Shane and David.  Turns out there are more to this story than just that.  Enter Matthew who is David’s best friend and apparently the love interest of Shane.

                Overall I thought that this book was really good.  There were parts that left you wanting for more, but then there were parts that completely made the story worth it.  There were parts that were confusing to me personally.  For instance with David, I had hopes that there would be more about him overall.  After Shane and Matthew meet, David goes to the back burner.  Don’t get me wrong, he was still in the story but I was left wanting to know more about his life.

                The characters themselves though I thought were written very well.  You could tell that Matthew has his ghosts in his past and they kept rearing their way up to his present.  When it comes to dealing with Shane though, who is everything that he isn’t, he shows that he can change and adapt to those around him.

                Shane was freaking hilarious on so many levels, I couldn’t stop laughing at him a few times with what would come out of his mouth.  You could tell that he has a large heart and cares about those around him, even if he is a little bit insecure at times.  Also immature.  But overall I really enjoyed him during this book.

                The thing that bugged me the most about this book, was all the drama in it.  (Yes there can be too much.)  It seemed like with each new chapter there was something else that was going on.  Another problem that was being caused.  I just wished that there was a time where you could just spend it with the characters and not have to be worried about what was going to happen next.

                Overall with this being Susan’s first attempt at right a  M/M book, I think that she did very well with it.  And I look forward to reading more from her in the future!

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About the Author:

Sue Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. At the age of eight, her family moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where she stayed for nearly thirty years before arriving back in the UK in December 2000.

Sue works full time in the field of regulatory compliance for a company in the financial services industry in Cambridge. But she still finds time to work until the small hours of the night doing what she loves best – writing. Since her first novel, Cassandra by Starlight, was penned, introducing the debonair Bennett Saville and his lovely lady, Cassie Wallace, Sue has since written the other two books in her Starlight trilogy.

She currently has five further novels completed, and at various stages of publication, ranging from two rather sexy gay male romances- her current passion, plus a paranormal suspense series and an erotic crime thriller. She enjoys the element of gay male romance in her books and this thread runs many of them, including her Starlight series. Her passion is keeping herself busy creating worlds and characters for her readers to enjoy.

Sue is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She is also a member of a rather unique writing group, called the Talliston Writers Circle, which in itself has a story all of its own to tell.

She lives in the rural village of Bocking, in Essex, with her family. Her plan is to keep writing as long as her muse sits upon her shoulder. Her dream is to one day be able to give up the day job and get that big old house in the English countryside overlooking a river, where she can write all day and continue to indulge her passion for telling stories.

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1 comment:

  1. Crystal, thanks for this lovely review and the show casing of me and the lads...I'm glad you enjoyed it and that you think I might have a future in the genre, lol. I intend pursuing it anyway so watch this space! There is another book in the works already..