Real-life romance to keep you coming back for more
Author Name: A.D. Ellis
Book Name: Braeton & Drew
Series: Something About Him
Release Date: November 19, 2016
Publisher: A.D. Ellis Publishing
Genre: M/M Romance
Braeton Reed left his small-minded hometown and disapproving family long ago and never looked back.
Andrew Hines has nothing against a solid, loving relationship; he just isn’t sure he’ll ever find one.
Braeton has been told he’s a bit of a pa. Andrew has heard he’s not flashy enough. Can their differences pull them together? Or will these polar opposites allow society to dictate who they are and who they love?
** This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult language and adult situations.**
? Book Trailer
The series starts with a free short story The Beginning.
Then continues with Bryan & Jase, Brody & Nick and Barrett & Ivan.
I noticed there was no list of services with prices like at my comfy little barber shop, which meant I would be paying a pretty penny for this posh-ification. But, if it brought me bigger clients, then it was worth it.
An attractive, tall, lithe man sauntered toward the front working his electric blue button-up and stylish jeans like a fashion model. Eyeing me from head to toe, he smiled flirtatiously. “Hi there. What can I do for you today?”
Finding myself mesmerized by his beautiful brown eyes for a moment too long, I stumbled over my words a bit, “Oh, um, hi. I’m supposed to have an appointment with Braeton?”
“Oh, honey, I’m sure you’d love to have an appointment with me, but I can assure you I’d remember putting you on my schedule. And, sadly, you aren’t there.” He winked. The man was gay, no question about it. I was usually put off by guys who were so much more out there than me, but Braeton was hot and beyond intriguing. I was drawn to him. The last time a guy had made my stomach flutter was in gym class my junior year, but Braeton definitely brought out the butterflies.
“Well, I spoke to Jodie and she specifically said that Braeton, I mean you, could take care of me.” I felt like I was begging the man to style me, fix me up, polish me. Leaning forward to eye the computer screen, I added, “Could you just check? Humor me a bit? Name’s Andrew Hines.”
“Believe me, I’d love to take care of you, but like I said…,” Braeton clicked a few times on the keyboard before his mouth opened in disbelief, “how the hell are you on my schedule?”
“Like I said, Jodie took care of it for me.” I shrugged apologetically.
“Today just got much better for me. I was expecting someone much less attractive than you, so I’ll have to thank Jodie.” Braeton winked again.
He played with my hair, running his hands through it, cocking his head to the side. “So, your boss wants you updated, huh? How old are you?”
“Just trying to gauge things. So, you’re maybe pushing the edge of looking too old to get some of the younger, hipper clients. I’m thinking a new cut, lighten you up a bit to hide the gray, and add some product. You’ll look professional but not stuffy.” He dropped his hands to my shoulders, squeezing a bit. “How’s that sound?”
“You just called me old and stuffy. Sounds fucking fabulous.” I bit out with a sarcastic laugh.
“Oh, stop pouting. I’ll make you fabulous, dah-ling.”
He walked toward a back room. “Come with me while I mix my colors. I get lonely.”
Rolling my eyes at him, trying to figure out what it was about him that drew me in, I shook my head and followed him.
I watched, in awe, as he mixed the concoction he promised would deliver the perfect color for my hair.
“So, Drew…can I call you Drew?”
“Not if you expect me to answer. It’s Andrew.” I felt like Andrew was more mature, sophisticated, responsible. Drew seemed…not me.
“Mmmm, feisty, I like it.” He mixed the colors some more, then indicated I should follow him. “No, I think I like Drew better. You can be Andrew to all your stuffy, old fogey friends, but your hip, fashionable, younger friend will call you Drew.”
“I doubt you’re that much younger than me.”
“Twenty-eight is definitely younger than thirty-five, Drew.” He tossed a saucy wink my way.
An eCopy from her backlist author.to/ADEllisAmazon to four lucky winners
Braeton & Drew and box sets not included
I love this book. That is all (not really, but that sums my feelings up nicely). Sometimes you just need a sweet, low angst romantic story and that’s exactly this book. I love that they are exactly right for each other, not too much and definitely just enough. I love that they make each other feel worthy and love each other just as they are without wanting to change the other. I love that they are proud to be together. I love that they want to flaunt each other. I love that they aren’t afraid to express their feelings. I love their banter. I love their chemistry. (Do you see why I just said I love this book?) I’m not sure which of the two characters is my favorite – they are both fabulous in their own way.
My favorite scene in the entire book was the tour of Braeton’s building – it was so hot and sweet I loved every minute of it!
There is some angst and Braeton and Drew deal with bigoted, homophobic, nasty hatred but I like how they handle those situations and grow from the experience. They also fumble around a bit at first trying to ‘test’ each other on the sincerity of their desire to be true to themselves. But none of it was detrimental to their relationship and didn’t drag out.
I liked getting to see Bryan and Jase again. I wasn’t thrilled with everything that happened between them and this made me feel better about them.
I’m not sure why I skipped books 2 and 3 – I have them both – so now I need to go back and read them!
My laugh out loud moment in the book:
“This day just gets better and better.”
“Why? Because I just stuffed my foot into my mouth up to my knee?”
“No, but if you can do that then I think we should head to the courthouse posthaste.”
Meet A.D. Ellis
A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.
Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.
A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.
A.D. Ellis’ work can be found on both iBooks and Amazon. Please contact her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.
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