Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Release Blitz Review: London Lads Anthology by Clare London

London Lads Anthology
by Clare London
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2017

A young man uses social media to contact the men he knew as teenaged friends and discovers a soul mate for his own romantic journey. The most ill-matched couple you could ever imagine are thrown together when they exchange flat-sitting—and turn each other's lives upside down. A reserved young man struggles with a secret affair until he dares to take the adventurous step of making his heart’s wish public. One mischievous night on a shopping mall security camera brings an astonishing blind date for a bored student. A frustrating delay in an airport lounge—with only two precocious children for company—drives a young man to confess he’s in love with his best friend.

Five standalone stories, five romantic couples seeking a happy ever after. This collection of stories includes humor, reflection, erotic desire, and sweet devotion. It celebrates the diversity and delight of lovers against the backdrop of London’s vibrant and lively city—young “London lads” whose love, determination, and sense of adventure are strong enough to find the way to a partner’s heart.

Chase the Ace
How the Other Half Lives
A Good Neighbour
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

How the Other Half Lives

For such a short read, this novella really pack a punch. Not only that it had an interesting plot, its funny, witty and full of charm. I didn't know that Clare London had such great sense of humor. It only took more more than an hour to read this and truthfully a time well spent with Martin and Russ.

Martin is a neat-freak with a flat as tidy and quiet as a museum. While Russ is a total slob that makes me think entering his flat is a dead trap. What ensure is a bout of hilarity when they sign up to flat-sit for each other without meeting the other person. 

Okay, there is a lot of time jump throughout the story, but I have an active enough of an imagination to fill in the gaps for myself. I find them both to be interesting and their POVs totally hilarious. The relationship development is swift, filled with time jump to make it sounds solid. The sweet epilogue gave a good indication that Eric and Russ is going to go the distance. 

A Good Neighbor

The funniest part of this short story is Dylan's two elderly aunt who love pestering him and trying to hook him up with the girl next door. Dylan had been secretly going to the neighbor apartment, but instead of the nice girl, he hooked up with the brother instead. 

Neal is a journalist who travels around and only manage to see Dylan occasionally. Spark flies whenever they reunited again. But of course we are looking forward to see something permanent for these two lovebirds. When Neal got offered a permanent base oversea, Dylan is left in a lunge of what he should do to keep Neal in his life. 

This story is incredibly sweet and sufficiently hot for as an afternoon delight.

Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.

She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.

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