Release Blitz including Excerpt, Review & Giveaway – Noble Hops by Layla Reyne



Noble Hops (Trouble Brewing #3) by Layla Reyne

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date (ebook/audio):  February 11, 2019

Release Date (Print & Ebook):  February 26, 2019

Length (Print & Ebook): 320 pages

Subgenre: M/M Romantic Suspense



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Everything Dominic Price has worked hard to uphold is about to come crashing down on everything he holds dear.

So much for the quiet life. Just as assistant US attorney and brewery owner Dominic Price is settling into a comfy new chapter with his partner, FBI agent Cameron Byrne, the sudden death of Nic’s father puts their happily-ever-after in jeopardy. Nic immediately suspects foul play, his prime suspect a notorious gangster his father was indebted to—only now the loan shark is out for blood.

Cam has been longing for Nic to finally let him in on this very personal case. But when Nic’s belief that he’s the sole Price heir is upended, the line between personal and professional starts to blur, leaving Cam unsure of where he stands.

Nic is depending on Cam’s kidnap and rescue expertise to save his recently discovered family member before it’s too late. But with a dangerous threat closing in, the ghosts from Nic’s past cast long shadows. Any relationship could crack under the pressure, but for Nic, finding his family might mean losing the love of his life.

Layla Reyne says: Nic and Cam have to fight for their lives and their happily ever after in this exciting, action-packed conclusion to the Trouble Brewing series.



“I adore this series, and I can’t wait for more Nic and Cam!”

– Author of The Fall, May Archer, on Craft Brew (Trouble Brewing #2)



“Welcome home, to what’s left of it.”

“You’re here. That’s all that matters.” Cam teased the corner of Nic’s mouth, just short of a kiss, before he sat back and took another swig of his beer. He talked over Nic’s throaty rumble of frustration. “It feels like we’ve been gone forever.”

“Bird thinks so. Left us a surprise in your shoes.”

“In mine?”

“’Cause he likes me better.”

Traitor indeed, the both of them. “You stole my cat.”

“I showed your cat a better way.”

“No, you bribed him with extra food and treats. But I don’t want to argue about that right now. Got something else in mind.” He finished his beer, set the empty on the table next to Eddie’s, and stood. Nic moved to stand too, but Cam kept him seated, a hand on his shoulder and a leg thrown over his lap. “This okay?”

Nic rolled his hips, bringing their groins in grinding contact. “More than,” he said, voice rumbly for a different reason now. “This part of my body doesn’t hurt, at least not in the bad way. But I do wonder about the chair. This is how we broke the other one, if you recall.”

Cam waggled his brows. “How about we try to break all the chairs?”

“How about I get a kiss first?” Nic lifted his legs and bumped Cam forward.

Hands splayed on Nic’s chest, Cam kept himself from careening into him, but Nic, despite his injuries, seemed to want it rough, seemed to crave it as much as Cam did. Driving one hand down his back and the other into his hair, Nic dragged him close, smashing their lips together. Drinking with each long, slow swipe of his tongue, he drew a moan from deep within Cam, from that spot where his love for this man grew more and more each day.

“Still my favorite taste,” Nic mumbled, as they broke apart for air.

“You know…” Cam trailed a path of kisses along his jaw, softly pecking over the bruises. “Bird wasn’t the only one you taught a better way.”

“Even if I argue you to an early grave?”

Cam righted his head and gently took Nic’s face in his hands. “No talking of graves. And no arguing tonight.” He closed the distance again, wanting more closeness, more tastes of their future. “Just kissing. And celebrating this victory.”

“And fucking,” Nic growled. “Definitely part of this celebration.”

Cam grinned. “No objection, Counselor.”




4.5 of 5 Stars

I’ll get the necessities out of the way first.  This book is not a standalone…at the very minimum you need to read the first books in this series and as I stated in my review of book one in this series, I really think you need to read the Irish and Whiskey series as those characters play a pretty big role here.

OK…on to the meat of the review…I do so love Cam and Nic especially when they’re working together out in the open.  I love that they don’t hide their relationship.  These guys continue to work the case involving Nic’s father, his death forcing Nic to give Cam the full story of his past.  Said past comes roaring back to the present and nearly drops Nic to his knees a couple of times.  I am not a fan of angst, so I was thrilled to see Nic quickly dispel Cam’s insecurities and jealousies when they reared their ugly heads a couple of times.  Their relationship is as strong as ever…still full of the palpable emotional and sexual chemistry we’ve come to expect from them.  I think Nic might still hedge Cam slightly as my favorite of the two but it’s a close call…they both can be sweet and then turn into a bada$$ at the drop of a hat.

We meet a character that was only mentioned in passing previously but his appearance sets up nicely for future books.  I would also like to see a story/series with Eddie.

I like that these guys got their HEA but am as sad to see this series end as I was the Irish and Whiskey series end.  I wouldn’t complain about more from all of those characters!



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About the Author

Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.


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