Series: Harrison Campus #1
Publisher: Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday (Self Published)
Release Date (Print & Ebook): June 1, 2020
Length (Print & Ebook): Print 242 pages, eBook – 60,000 words
Subgenre: “Better Be Sure” is a sweet, slow burn M/M romance with a heart-pounding HEA. This New Adult, college, opposite sides of the tracks novel can be read as a standalone and in any order.
Orphan Jackson Murphy just staked his legacy on a bet.
Holy shit, his impulsive ass is in trouble.
Bring a guy to the fraternity formal? Pfft. Easy. Won’t be him getting kicked out of the house.
So what if his luck with guys on campus has been shitty? Ed Knowles is Jack’s winning ticket.
Tall, handsome, hardworking—and he doesn’t go to Harrison. One serendipitous meeting, and sparks—and coffee cups—are flying.
But with every stolen look, every secret kiss, every clandestine touch Ed becomes more than just an answer to a bet.
And these cloak-and-dagger meetings that set Jack on fire? They mask one tiny, enormous obstacle: Ed’s not out.
What does Jack do now?
Hold on to his legacy… or his heart?
“Better Be Sure” is a sweet, slow burn M/M romance with a heart-pounding HEA. This New Adult, college, opposite sides of the tracks novel can be read as a standalone and in any order.
A note from Andy Gallo and Anyta Sunday:
We want readers to enjoy a good, new adult romance with two MCs who help each other overcome what’s holding them back from finding love.
Jack put his hands around Ed’s waist and pulled them closer. “I’ve got tinted windows, and back here there’s no chance we’ll hit the horn.”
“Got this all figured out, don’t—”
Jack kissed him and Ed responded, pushing their bodies closer. Jolts rocked Jack’s body, his groin so damn hard. It strained against his jeans as Ed ground his body and equally hard cock against him.
Applying gentle pressure, Jack leaned Ed back onto the bench seat. He straddled Ed, pinching his thighs together as he kissed Ed’s neck. Ed wiggled and moaned beneath him. Jack tongued his ear and Ed bucked. Jack smiled to himself and darted his tongue out once more, relishing the way their cocks surged together when Ed thrust up again.
“It’s one of my buttons.”
Filing that bit of information away, Jack slowly tugged Ed’s shirt out of his pants. Once he’d created an opening, he slithered his fingers under the fabric to touch the skin beneath. That evoked another round of squirming under him, and Jack sucked in a hiss of pleasure.
Jack jammed a hand between their hard-ons, cupping Ed through his soft jeans, tracing the length of him down his thigh. Impressive. Jack couldn’t wait to get a proper introduction.
2.5 of 5 Stars
After reading back-to-back 5-star books by Ms. Sunday, this seemed like a slam dunk to me. Not so much…which makes me think the second author might be a bad relationship for me. The opening scene was extremely confusing – both in what was happening and who the characters were. Not sure if there were typos or if it was the way the scene was written. The book started slow and I had a hard time getting into it. I also have to admit when the boys started calling Brittany a hag, repeatedly, I put the book down and wasn’t sure I’d pick it back up – and that was at the 25% mark.
I did pick it back up, but I ended up skimming it. The maturity level of these frat boys was lower than my high school kids and I was frustrated.
The ‘bet’ was silly and the antagonist over the top. This was disappointing and sad because there were some really sweet moments between Jack and Ed. Unfortunately, they felt contrived and wasted with the rest of the story.
The big reveal was predictable but sweet. The ending was a bit abrupt so I’m guessing these guys will make an appearance in the next book. However, I will be checking out of the series.
About the Authors
Andy Gallo prefers mountains over the beach, coffee over tea, and regardless if you shake it or stir it, he isn’t drinking a martini. He remembers his “good old days” as filled with mullets, disco music, too-short shorts, and too-high socks. Thanks to good shredders and a lack of social media, there is no proof he ever descended into any of those evils.
Andy does not write about personal experiences and no living or deceased ex-boyfriends appear on the pages of his stories. He might subconsciously infuse his characters with some of their less noble qualities, but that is entirely coincidental even if their names are the same. And while Andy leaves the hard sci-fi/fantasy for his alter ego, Andrew, in his mind a touch of the supernatural never derailed a good relationship.
Married and living his own happy every after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories. He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days raising their daughter and rubbing elbows with other parents. Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child.
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A bit about me: I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love. Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries. I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, and Thai.
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To celebrate the release of Better Be Sure (Harrison Campus #1), the authors are giving away 3 e-copies of Better Be Sure and 3 e-copies of a winner’s choice of any Anyta Sunday book. Must be 18 to enter and win, open internationally.