Blog Tour Stop including Excerpt, Review & Giveaway – Sea of Love by Nic Starr


Title: Sea of Love

Author: Nic Starr

Publisher: Independently Published

Cover Artist: Covers by Jo

Release Date: 10/20/2021

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 45,000 words

Genre: Romance

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The cruise of a lifetime. A reality TV show about romance. Falling in love is inevitable.

Evan Williams is the type of guy to stick by his friends, especially when they’ve been hurt and need a favour. And if that favour involves the cruise of a lifetime, then how can he say no? Even when it means pretending to be a devoted boyfriend to Amber and having their fake relationship play out on a reality TV show for all the world to see.

Realising his boyfriend is a conceited jerk and dumping him doesn’t stop Harry Bishop from winding up as one half of a supposedly loved-up couple on the Sea of Love TV show. And if that’s not bad enough, he’s faced with temptation in the form of Evan, the perfect blend of boy-next-door-meets-sexy-stud he once crushed on. It’s going to be a long two weeks.

Two weeks of competitions, challenges, and confrontations. They’re here to take out the Sea of Love title—just not with each other—and there can only be one winner. But it turns out that true love isn’t about winning a contest; the real prize comes when you follow your heart.

Sea of Love is a feel-good romance featuring hidden attraction, fake relationships, and friends-to-lovers.



Here’s a sexy snippet from Sea of Love. I had fun researching this scene to make sure using aloe vera gel as lube would be fine. I didn’t want my guys to have any irritated bits! You’ll be pleased to know that it gets a tick of approval.

This scene takes place when Evan and Harry head back to the cabin on the pretext of getting some aloe vera gel for Harry’s sunburn. In reality, they just want to get their hands on each other.


Harry pressed impatiently against Evan’s back as Evan fumbled with his cruise card, trying to open the cabin door.

“Fuck,” Evan muttered under his breath.

“Hmm. I hope so.” Harry spoke the words quietly against Evan’s neck as his arms snuck around Evan’s waist. He couldn’t resist pressing his nose to the soft skin beneath Evan’s ear and inhaling his scent.

Evan trembled and huffed out a puff of air, body relaxing back against Harry’s for a moment, all focus on opening the door forgotten, and Harry revelled in the total feeling of rightness—Evan belonged with him. He tightened his arms and briefly rested his cheek against the back of Evan’s shoulder, basking in the warmth from his body. He knew he was hampering Evan’s efforts; logic told him that the quicker Evan opened the door, the sooner they’d be inside, but another part of him, the part that craved him, was hesitant to let him go, even for a minute.

Evan groaned his name low and deep, the sound finally spurring Harry on in the knowledge that he was the one triggering this reaction, he was the one causing Evan to tremble, that he was the one Evan wanted. He reluctantly lowered his arms and stepped back to allow Evan some room to manoeuvre.

Evan’s gaze smouldered as he glanced over his shoulder to meet Harry’s eyes before facing back to the cabin. The lock clicked, and Evan pushed the door open, stepping into the narrow corridor. Harry was hot on his heels, quickly turning to close the door behind him, only to find it was his turn to be pressed against the smooth timber. Evan was a solid, warm pressure against his back, his breath tickling the nape of Harry’s neck. He shivered, his cock going from semi to full hardness at Evan taking charge. This was an unexpected turn of events. Up until now, Evan had been a sensual and willing participant to Harry’s touches, albeit only when dancing on deck and during that one hot-as-hell kiss, but now he was all strength and power, and Harry’s body liked the change. More than liked. Jesus. He was putty in Evan’s hands, and not even the sting as Evan pressed on his sunburn could dampen his arousal.





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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a cute, quick low-angst, predictable read.

The premise is a good one, but I would have loved to see more of the interactions between them all, not just the bad stuff between Harry and John.

Evan and Harry are so cute together and the pinnacle of the show was awesome and just what I expected and wanted! I would like to have seen Harry and Evan together more…see their relationship grow more.

Definitely a cute pick-me-up story!

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Meet 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 eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.








This giveaway is to celebrate the release of Sea of Love. Up for grabs is a set of 5 gay romance ebooks – Wild Card, Lies & Deception, More Than A Superstar, Rustic Melody, and Fragile Heart – by Nic Starr.

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