Release Blitz including Review – Textual Relations by Cate Ashwood

Title: Textual Relations

Author: Cate Ashwood

Publisher: Cate Ashwood

Release Date: August 10th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary m/m romance (GFY)

Length: Novella – 32,500 words









Evolutionary psychology professor Henry Hathaway is ready to spend his birthday the same way he does every year: a good teeth cleaning followed by lunch with his brother. But when he receives a wrong-number text confirming the details of a date, he does what any considerate person would—he goes to meet them and explain why they’ve been stood up.

Asher Wescott hadn’t expected his blind date to go well, because when do they ever? Henry shows up instead, and things are suddenly looking up. Socially awkward and attached to his routines, Henry is nevertheless one of the most charming and kind men Asher has met in a long time.

Too bad he’s not Henry’s type.

An accidental date, an impulsive kiss, and a few conflicted feelings later, can Asher get Henry to see the world—and him—in a different light?



4 of 5 Stars

This is a fast, sweet, low angst read. I like the premise of a text gone wrong and how they spend their evening together. I really like that there isn’t any angst while Henry figures out his sexuality…no drawn out denial or anger or whatever we normally get.

Henry is socially awkward and adorable. His clinical outlook on life is actually entertaining and I think that’s what leads to his less than emotional sexual discovery. His ability to confusingly roll with the punches as Asher spontaneously shows him how to have fun is endearing and sweet. I love his reaction to Asher and willingness to explore what he discovers. And while we don’t learn much about Asher as we don’t get his POV, he is romantic and thoughtful. I love the way he pursued Henry and is obviously immediately enamored with him.

If you love low angst, sweet, quick reads you’ll love this book!


About the Author:

Cate discovered her love for books of all kinds early on, but romance is where her heart truly lies. She is addicted to the happily ever afters and the journey the characters take to get there. Currently residing in White Rock, B.C, Cate loves living just a stone’s throw from the ocean. When she’s not writing, she can be found consuming coffee at an alarming rate while wrangling her children, her husband, and their two cats.

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