Blog Tour stop including Excerpt, Review, Pre-Order & Giveaway – Stay by Jessica Frances



Title: Stay

Series: In Midsummer #3

Author: Jessica Frances

Release: September 4, 2020

Genre: M/M Romance




One screaming baby. One too many diaper disasters. One surprise shooter. One victim. One perpetrator. One blast from the past.

Having a surprise baby dropped at your doorstep has to be the worst kind of relationship buzzkill in history. Instead of dating, now Rocky and I have shifted into becoming exhausted parents with zero time for any kind of fun. Everything is moving so fast that something has to give. I just hope that something won’t be us.

Then, when a shooter comes after Rocky and their aim is a little too close for comfort, important questions need to be answered. Who wants Rocky dead? How far are they willing to go to make it happen? How much luck can one person have before it runs out? And where on earth did Rocky put those spare baby diapers?

With someone gunning for not only Rocky but also our relationship, one has to wonder just how many hits we can take before it all falls apart.


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“Is he still peeing over your face?” He says this so casually, as though this is a completely normal question to be asking your partner. Although, I suppose it probably is completely normal for many parents.

“Unfortunately, I’m fun to aim at.”

I stand up and watch Rocky point his finger at Ryder. “Please stop peeing over Conner’s face. I’d rather like my boyfriend pee-free if possible.”

Ryder grabs ahold of Rocky’s finger and wipes his slobber over it.

“Thanks for standing up for me. You really told him,” I drawl, rolling my eyes. It seems everyone listens to Rocky except for his kids, who seem immune to his commanding tone. Ryder isn’t even biologically his, and he still isn’t affected.

“Fine, how about this?” He turns to face Ryder again. “You give us one night completely uninterrupted, and I’ll give you one night free pass when you’re older to skip vegetables.”

I shake my head again. “Think you gotta know your audience.”

“Fine, how would you do it?”

I lift Ryder up and turn him to face me. “Ryder, I promise you this will be much funnier if you pee on him instead. So, try that from now on, got it?”

“Hey!” Rocky gives me a gentle shove while I laugh.

Ryder seems to sense the mood and grins.



4 of 5 Stars

This is a continuation of the last book and therefore cannot be read as a standalone.

We’re back to Conner’s point of view for this book. And Rocky didn’t start out so good in this book. I thought I was going to have to give this series up after I’ve invested so much in it. But by the end of the book, he’s better.

This book is the best of the series. The drama is much more believable. I can’t say much about it because it would give away too many spoilers. Conner and Rocky definitely have their relationship tested but they also open up more and communicate better.

Thankfully we don’t have the ridiculous deputy from the first two in this one other than a phone call from him.

I see the next book is going to be from Rocky’s point of view which helped me like him more in the last book. I hope we get a little more relationship development between them in the next book because they certainly need it.

Needless to say, I’m hanging in for the long haul with this one.



In the Series

Stranded (In Midsummer #1)

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Separated (In Midsummer #2)

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Secrets (In Midsummer Book 4) by [Jessica Frances]

Secrets (In Midsummer #4) – Pre-Order

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Author Bio

Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. Writing has always been a passion of hers, however it wasn’t until recently that she decided to put pen to paper and make things official.

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