WE ARE THRILLED TO BE A STOP ON THE BLOG TOUR OF THE LIBRARIAN BY LEE BRAZIL, WE HAVE MY REVIEW, AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS, AND EVEN A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY: LET'S GET STARTED:
THIS IS ADRIAN ALL THE WAY!! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
The Librarian by Lee Brazil
reviewed by: Becky
A rash vow of celibacy puts Valentine Michaels in the path of seduction.
Val is at a crossroads in his life. A college dropout, he's gone as far as he can in his career as a cosmetologist, owning his own style salon. He no longer finds satisfaction in it, though he's put years into proving to his bigoted parents that a college degree and the veneer of straightness aren't the only roads to success. They'd turned their backs on him, and he proved he didn't need them to make it.
His love life is no better than his working life. His relationships always start with a bang and fizzle into boredom, or worse, anger.
Adrian Grey has his own agenda for helping Val: he's been in love with Val since they were freshmen. The intervening years of listening to Val's gossip about his lovers and relationships have taught Adrian just what it was he did wrong all those years ago, and he thinks this time around he now knows exactly how to get—and keep—his man.
First off, I have to say that I loved this book, and I just want to take Adrian home and never let him go! That said I must also admit that I was kind of pissed at Val at the first of the book, he has a great guy right in front of him and refuses to see it. Alas I understood as I kept reading that it was deeper than that and Val wasn't as shallow and unfeeling as I thought he was! Boy was I glad about that, because I really did like him!
Adrian decides to show how much better life can be when someone takes time and effort to make you feel worthwhile, they have known each other for years, even had a thing in college, which Adrian never got over. Will he finally get his chance to get his man when Val decides not to date or anything for a while?
The thing I love most about this story is that what you think you know isn't the whole story! Val turns out to be so much more than I thought, and Adrian lived up to the picture in my mind! I am so glad I read this one, and it is going on the re-read list for sure! Thanks Lee, for giving us a book with more heart than I thought possible!
4.5 pairs of styling sheers rating
OF COURSE I HAD TO DO THE FLASHY STYLING SHEER RATING! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS:
AMAZON US BUY LINK
AMAZON FR BUY LINK
ALLROMANCE BUY LINK
DIRECT FROM AUTHOR PAYHIP BUY LINK
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK FOR A GREAT PRICE, I HOPE YOU WILL GRAB IT UP! HERE IS A TEASER AND EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK:
Impatiently, Val flipped his powder-blue locks over his shoulder, tapping the little whisk broom against the counter where his supplies were arranged neatly. "Derek, you left me standing around at Paul's for an hour, a place I totally hate by the way, without even a phone call to say you weren't coming, and then I walk past you playing ball in the park with your friends on the way back here. I'm not overreacting!"
He ran a swift eye over his supplies. Scissors, combs, spray bottle with water, gel, mousse. Everything in order. While he prepared his workstation, he listened with half an ear to the deep voice on the other end of the phone, trying to explain or rationalize or whatever, but he wasn't into hearing what Derek had to say. The guy was an immature jerk who put his own wants ahead of everything, even if it meant leaving Val standing in a group of young college kids he barely knew, in a bar he usually avoided like the plague. He'd gone to the party in the first place for Derek. Being stood up while doing something so selfless pissed him off. Just once in a relationship, Val wanted to find a guy who put him first, who loved him more than sports, friends, and all the other temptations the wicked world offered. "Just forget it, Derek. You don't get it. It's not just last night; it's the whole last few months."
More rumbling and babbling in his ear. He ran a dust cloth over the client's chair and then adjusted its height. Prepping his station at the salon was second nature and required little of his attention. Kind of like listening to Derek. Why the fuck do I listen to this shit? Derek had all the emotional understanding of a two-ton truck. Cute as hell, but clueless about what would melt Val's heart. In fact, Derek might accurately be called dense altogether. A little consideration, a romantic gesture or two, would go a long way. Hell, an apology instead of an excuse would probably have gotten him a second chance even this morning. Eh. Who are you kidding? Derek is a symptom, not the illness itself. "Fuck off, Derek. It's over. Do me a favor and lose my number, okay?"
Flipping the phone shut, he shoved it into the pocket of his smock and busied himself cleaning up his workspace. A quick spray of glass cleaner to the mirror, a swipe or two with a rag, and he was done. Done with Derek, done with men, done with romance and love and sex, and fuck it all. He could be celibate. Masturbation didn't count as sex, did it? He'd need something if he wasn't getting any.
HAHA JUST YOU WAIT, VAL HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS IN FOR! HERE IS A AUTHOR BIO, LINKS, AND EVEN 2 QUESTIONS LEE ANSWERED JUST FOR US!
Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it's nevertheless one hundred percent true.
Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.
Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don't belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don't fit?
Someone hands you a book, and then you turn the page and see… There you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are…beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.
I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now. It's why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it's why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.
If I'd had my way, I'd have been a fencer…or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and I've come to realize that's the best thing in the world to be, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.
If I hadn't learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college…teaching…or writing.
Where to find the author:
HERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS TO HELP US GET TO KNOW THE AUTHOR A LITTLE BIT BETTER:
Do you prefer tea or coffee?
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
My first kindle was the most awesome gift. I had way too many physical books, and couldn't imagine squeezing in another book shelf.
I KNOW JUST WHAT LEE MEANS, MY HOUSE WOULD FALL DOWN IF I PUT ONE MORE HARDBACK IN HERE! HERE IS THE RAFFLECOPTER INFO:
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THANKS FOR JOINING US ON OUR BLOG TOUR STOP FOR THE LIBRARIAN, I HOPE YOU HAD AS MUCH FUN AS I DID!