Title: Pay It Foward
Author: Nic Starr
Series: Giving Back
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer at Simply Defined Art
Release Date: 11th November 2018
Forced to leave home as soon as he finished high school, Bailey McCreedy’s focus has been on earning enough money to survive. All he needs is a roof over his head and to keep his small mobile lending library running. Books are Bailey’s escape, and he loves to share the joy of reading with those who don’t have access to them.
Tom Brooks’s upbringing is very different to Bailey’s, with a loving family, a good education, and a high-flying job—that is, until things came crashing down. Tom opens a coffee shop, struggling to build his business and reluctant to accept help, operating under the misguided belief that he must pay penance for his sins. Watching Bailey work with the street kids opens Tom’s eyes to the reality that accepting help is not a sign of weakness, and that he is so much more than his past mistakes.
But as Bailey falls for Tom, with his charming manner, obvious care for others, and group of successful friends, Bailey’s own sense of self-worth threatens to tear them apart. In the face of intensifying challenges, he’s reluctant to confide in Tom, afraid he’s not good enough.
A bright future will require Bailey to heed his own advice—people aren’t defined by their failures or inability to live up to the expectations of others. It’s time for Tom to pay it forward, and Bailey needs to accept the help and love that Tom offers.
4 of 5 Stars
This is a great read for a fall/winter Sunday afternoon in front of the fire with a glass of wine. The slow building romance is sweet and there is very little angst.
Bailey is one of a kind. He’s been knocked down and is doing what he must to survive but he still has a great outlook. Bailey is passionate about reading and is willing to volunteer his time to make sure everyone who has the desire but not necessarily the means has access to books. I love that he is also a champion for the people he meets while roving with his mobile library. He broke my heart a couple of times as he continued to be kicked while he was down.
Tom is living with guilt unnecessarily and it takes Tom charging into his life to re-evaluate that guilt and to start living again. He’s a super guy and I absolutely love the way he becomes so mushy around Bailey! They are quite the pair and prove to be unstoppable when they join forces.
The cast of characters is pretty great which will lend nicely to future books in the series!
About the Author
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told.
Nic loves to spend time with her family—an understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a cherished Cairn terrier. Nic is a foodie and wine lover who lives in the city but is a country girl at heart. When not writing or reading, she is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.
Author Social Media Links
Website & Blog: http://www.nicstarr.com
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