Release Blitz including Reviews – Sex In Seattle Series by Eli Easton

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The Trouble With Tony (Book #1) 
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As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go undercover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.

Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?

 

3 of 5 Stars

This is cute-ish.  I liked Tony and Jack together.  Jack as an only child needs Tony’s big family and the love he’ll be surrounded by with all of them.  Tony helped Jack overcome his insecurities about his physical injuries.

I have a hard time believing Tony made enough of a strong emotional connection with Jack in their first meeting to become sexually aroused and their relationship escalated too quickly for me considering his demisexuality.  The pacing of the book was fine until the escalation of their relationship toward the end of the book; that felt rushed.

I guess overall, I liked the book…it was quick, sweet and low on angst.

 

The Enlightenment Of Daniel (Book #2)
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Business tycoon Daniel Derenzo lives for his work until his dying father reminds him life is short. When Daniel starts to reevaluate his world he experiences a startling revelation—he’s attracted to his business partner and best friend, Nick, even though Daniel always believed himself to be straight. In typical type-A fashion, Daniel dissects his newfound desires with the help of the experts at the Expanded Horizons sex clinic. He goes after Nick with the fierce determination that’s won him many a business deal.

Nick Ross was in love with Daniel years ago, when they were roommates in college. But Daniel was straight and Nick patched his broken heart by marrying Marcia. Two kids and fourteen years later, they go through the motions of their marriage like ships passing in the night. But Nick’s kids mean the world to him, and he’s afraid he’ll never get joint custody if they divorced. If he can trust his heart to an awakening Daniel, they all might find their way to a happily ever after.

NOTE: This novel can be read as a stand-alone.

 

3 of 5 Stars

This book was better for me although there was still some rushing and pacing issues.  The scene in Hong Kong almost gave me whiplash.  And they went from best friends to being in love…well, I’m not sure how actually.  I guess Nick still has feelings for Daniel and Daniel just never spent time figuring out his sexuality but now that he has, he realizes he’s actually in love with his best friend.

There is a lot of angst in this book although some of it we are at the tail end of and the rest is resolved to an HEA for everyone.  Daniel had lifelong angst with his dad which is resolving at the beginning and ends up being a great relationship.  Nick and his wife, Marcia, are a mess which is the majority of the book.  Marcia’s mom is awful however, that angst never really gets resolved and is just brushed aside.

The week at the lake is nice as is the epilogue.  Jack and Tony are great in this book.  Thankfully this is a quick read and ends well.

 

The Mating Of Michael (Book #3)
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Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.

James Gallway’s life is slowly but inexorably sliding downhill. He wrote a best-selling science fiction novel at the tender age of eighteen, while bedridden with complications of polio. But by twenty-eight, he’s lost his inspiration and his will to live. His sales from his J.C. Guise books have been in decline for years. Wheelchair bound, James has isolated himself, convinced he is unlovable. When he is forced to do a book signing and meets Michael Lamont, he can’t believe a guy who looks like Michael could be interested in a man like him.

Michael and James are made for each other. But they must let go of stubbornness to see that life finds a way and love has no limitations.

NOTE: This novel can be read as a stand-alone.

 

4 of 5 Stars

This is by far the best book of the series.   Both the pacing of the story and the story itself is better.  While this is technically a new couple, Michael is in both the previous books and I really think both of them should be read to get a complete picture of him before reading this one.  Also, Jack is in this book a few times so it would help to know him for this story.

This is the heaviest, most emotional of the three as well.  James’ past is wrought with pain, both emotional and physical, and he’s still suffering.  It made him strong but also a little jaded and a lot protective of his heart and soul.  Michael offers a bit of light to his darkness and while James didn’t need a nurse to help him live no one else could have seamlessly fit into his world.  Michael’s great big kind heart is a balm to soothe James…they are kindred spirits.

Great ending to the series!

 

About Eli

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.

Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.

Her website is www.elieaston.com

You can email her at eli@elieaston.com

 

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