Thursday, January 26, 2017

Release Blitz Review: Hipster Brothel by K. A Merikan

Hipster Brothel
by K.A. Merikan
Release Date:  24th of January 2017
Genre: M/M Romance,

--- The lumberjack of his dreams is now available for rent. ---

Mr. B has always been a safe guy for Jo to crush on. He’s the cutest bearded lumber-god to salivate over. Add to that his friendly, outgoing personality, and Mr. B might just be the first guy Jo would be willing to kiss. Fortunately, Mr. B has been in a relationship for years, and Jo is no home-wrecker.

But when Mr. B breaks up with his partner and all of a sudden is single, available, and talks about his plans to be sexually adventurous, Jo isn’t so sure anymore if he has the guts to come out as bisexual.

After a sour breakup, Mr. B wants to show his ex that he’s independent, exciting, and can do very well without him. His best friend Jo is there to the rescue, and they come up with a great new business venture. One thing they lack to start their own line of artisanal boozy jams - money for the investment.

After a drunken brainstorming session, Mr. B finds a way to both gather the cash and show the middle finger to his ex. He will create a one of a kind Hipster Brothel - The Lumbersexual Experience - offering wood chopping lessons, pipe smoking, and a reclaimed wood bed where the magic would happen. It’s bound to be a success… if only Mr. B can go through with it, because the mixed signals from Jo are making him wonder if his best friend is as straight as he always seemed.

Tags: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, M/M Romance, Hipsters, sex work, friends to lovers, bisexuality, post-break up issues, coming out, first time, alternative lifestyles, lumbersexual bear, commitment

WARNING: Explicit content, strong language. A shameless amount of buzzwords. May cause second-hand embarrassment.

This might be the most normal book I read of KA Merikan yet. I'm so used to the authors craziness that I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop while I'm reading this. Alas, this is quite straight forward, sweet and full of cuteness with two beta heroes. 

I want to point out that Mr. B doesn't feel like the man on the cover. The cover model looks like an alpha lumberjack and Mr. B is more like a panda bear. Mr. B was recently dumped by his long term boyfriend and to make a fresh start, he decided to start a new artisan jam business with his bff, Jo and in order to raise the fund, he wanted to be an ESCORT! Dayum. 

This is the time whereby I had to admit I had a weakness to buffy and hairy man in real life. In fact, I married one. I'm not sure whether Mr. B's pillowy abs, beardy face and hairy legs is everyone cup of tea, but he is totally my kind of beverage. 

Jo is a Chinese, but the story didn't actually emphasize on his ethnicity that much. He had been crushing on Mr. B for the longest time and having a girlfriend means nobody know he is actually bi. With Jo and Mr. B being single together for the first time, Jo contemplate his next moves. Should he or should he not jeopardize their friendship? 

Despite the title Hipster Brothel, there isn't any actually escorting taking place. Phew! This is a quirky sweet romance between two friends turned lovers. There are some uncertainty before they confess their feelings for each other, but due to the short length of the book, things progress quite swiftly. There isn't any high drama or intense feelings, but these two are simply too adorable.

K.A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are mistaken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite being over thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of - it will be full of surprises.

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