IT IS RELEASE DAY FOR TARA LAIN, AND I AM SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU MY RELEASE DAY REVIEW OF KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS! I HAVE MY REVIEW, LINKS, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT: SO LET'S GET STARTED:
THIS QUOTE FITS JIM TO A T! HERE IS MY REVIEW!!!
Knave of Broken Hearts (Love In Laguna) by: Tara Lain
reviewed by: Becky
Jim Carney has a full time job—running from himself. Since he walked out on his wealthy family at sixteen because he’d wrecked his best friend’s life over some yaoi graphic novels, Jim has lived a macho, blue-collar existence of too much booze and too little responsibility. Then Billy Ballew, the man Jim most admires, gives Jim a chance to come through as his construction supervisor. For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job, and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka. Jim discovers he has two heart problems—a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc's stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable—but the living embodiment of his traditional family’s worst nightmares. How come the minute Jim decides to be responsible, he finds himself taking care of his kid brother, getting a proposal from a wealthy woman, making a deal with the devil, and winding up in the hospital—when all he really wants is the Knave of Broken Hearts?
I loved book one in the Love In Laguna Series, and I was wondering if this one would live up to the high expectations I set for this series, and I was so excited to see that it did and then some!!!!
Poor Jim, he has been not only living in the closet, but denying who he was to even himself mostly except for a secret under his bed that includes the hero of his dreams, boy is he surprised when he meets a real life replica of his yaoi dreams!
Dr. Ken Tanaka is very happy going from man to man, and not settling down, especially since he knows that his very traditional family would not be pleased if he brought anyone other than the perfect partner home, and his mother keeps trying to set him up with the perfect woman! But something happens when he meets Jim, and Ken suddenly wants to get to know one man, and know him very well!
These two have to work through a ton of problems, including Jim working through his coming out issues and health issues, Ken's family issues, and the nightmare that comes with his mother finally accepting his sexuality and picking the "perfect" man for him, (yeah not!!!).
Can these two men get it together before stress puts Jim's health at risk? You will love this one friends, I can't wait to see what is next with this series, and it was great to see old friends from the first book! Thanks Tara, for a book 2 that is the perfect followup for the first!!!
the 5 stethoscope rating!! :)
I HAD TO DO THE STETHOSCOPES FOR DR. KEN! HERE ARE THE LINKS:
OK FRIENDS, TRUST ME WHEN I SAY, YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK, YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID! NOW HERE IS AN EXCERPT:
THE SHRIEK of the alarm shocked Jim’s heart into his throat. He slammed his hand onto the computer keyboard and dragged the edge of his sock across his rock-hard dick. Glancing back at the bed, he watched Peggy pull the covers over her ears. At least she was facing the wall. Shit, he wanted to come so bad. He looked longingly at the drawing of those doe eyes and the beautiful full lips wrapped around the guy’s erect cock on his computer screen.
“Jimmy, who turned that alarm on?”
“Sorry.” He clicked off the video, closed his laptop, and jumped toward the shrieking alarm. Oh, big mistake. He flopped back into the chair and caught his head in his hand to try and stop the spinning. That got rid of his hard-on fast.
“You nuts or what?” Her voice sounded muffled.
“Gotta go to work.” At his smack on the snooze button, the alarm finally gave up, and he sighed in relief.
“No way.” Voice clear now. “I owe you a blow job, and I’m gonna deliver.”
“Can’t, baby.” Not the right lips.
“But, Jimmy, that thing of yours wouldn’t even wiggle for me last night.”
He leaned over and patted her bare shoulder, then sat up very slowly. “I was drinking Jack, right?”
“Jack and dick don’t mix for me.”
“Man, you’re not kidding. You wouldn’t twitch.”
Rub it in. “It’s not you, it’s me.” Never had there been a truer statement.
The alarm started round two, and he staggered to where the damned clock stood bravely. He slammed a hand down on the button. “Come on, get up. We both have to go to work.”
She rolled over. “Hell, I can cancel my appointments. Those women don’t need another haircut.”
“Okay, stay there, but I have to go.”
“What you doing on the computer?”
“Just had to check something for work.” He staggered bare-assed toward the bathroom.
She finally sat up. “You don’t usually give a shit about work.”
“Yeah, well, this is Billy’s last day as a construction supervisor before the wedding tomorrow. After that he’s only going to do construction for his own company. I want him to hire me for jobs.”
“You know he will.”
He stepped into the bathroom and closed the door. No, I don’t know that. Billy had mentioned a tenant improvement job coming up for Ballew Construction, but he hadn’t hired Jim yet. Couldn’t blame him. Billy needed the best guys on his jobs, and everybody knew Jim Carney might know his way around an electrical circuit, but he was bullshit in the reliability department. Usually he didn’t care, but Billy mattered.
Fifteen minutes later he’d cleaned up enough to get dirty again and stood in his kitchenette. Peggy came walking out of his bathroom looking pretty—and pretty hungover. He handed her a cup of lukewarm, day-old coffee. She took it and looked inside. “How come there are three rings in this cup?”
“Three days, three rings.”
She handed it back. “Shit, Jimmy, a girl could catch Ebola in this place.”
He set the cup in the sink and herded her toward the door. Suddenly she stopped and looked up into his eyes. “Who’s Hero?”
“What?” What the fuck?
“When I was sucking you last night, you called me Hero.”
He tried to wipe the frown off his face. “Don’t know. I guess I thought you were being heroic or something. Superhero of blow jobs, you know?”
“I figured it was the girl you really wanted to have sucking you instead of me. Maybe she could have got you off.” She crossed her arms.
“Don’t know a girl named Hero.”
“Yeah.” At least that was true.
“You ought to watch what you say, baby.”
“You could give a girl a complex.” She kissed his cheek. “Want me to try again tonight?”
“No. I’ve got some stuff to do for the wedding, but I’ll pick you up tomorrow at four, okay?”
She danced a couple of steps. “You and me sashaying at a fag wedding. Jesus, that’ll be different.”
He frowned. “It’s not a fag wedding. Billy’s my friend.”
“Never said he wasn’t. Some of my best friends are fags.” She leaned over and gave him a quick kiss. “See you tomorrow.”
POOR JIM, YOU GOTTA READ IT NOW RIGHT? YOU KNOW IT!! THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR RELEASE DAY, SEE YOU GUYS SOON!
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