Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Love Letters by Anyta Sunday

Love Letters Series
by Anyta Sunday
Release Date: July 31st, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance, Light-hearted
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Feisty. Nerdy. Sexy. Secretive.

Greenville has them all. 

A small town with big hearts, Greenville awakens at the mercy of Millionaire Row, the wealthy neighborhood across the tracks from Poplar Low.

Bad-tempered boys meet cheeky lovers.

Colliding worlds spark a fire of emotion. Heat rages. Hearts mend. Love is lost. And found.
Love Letters are playful, sexy, contemporary M/M stories that can be read as standalones.

Welcome to Greenville. Come for the sexy boys. Stay for the HEA.

Admiring Ash
Love Letters #1
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A is for Ash Heartford.
Adorable, strong, and independent.
Abandoned by his parents and attached to only one person—his little sister.
Attracted to River, the sultry man who saunters onto his doorstep with startling news.
Always yearning for more River, yet afraid to let him in.

Should he play it safe, or claim his legacy and risk losing his heart?
A is for Admiring Ash.
Tropes: Slow burn, virgin, one true love, happily ever after, related but not, hurt/comfort, forbidden love
Themes: Sudden inheritance, broken family, insta-dad

Begging Ben
Love Letters #2
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B is for Ben Spengler.
Brilliant. Bashful. Burned.
Brimming with desire for his BFF Landon, who is beyond compare.
But they aren’t the same Ben and Landon anymore. Not after what Landon did. And didn’t do.
Bitter about his unrequited love.
Bound by a night of drunken promises.

Will the chemistry between them change, or will Ben break first?
B is for Begging Ben.
Tropes: Pretend boyfriend, friends to lovers, virgin, brother-like, jealousy
Themes: Science, geek, alcohol induced oblivion

Challenging Chance
Love Letters #3
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C is for Chance Roosevelt-Sutton. 
Chiseled jaw. Smug attitude. Wild ways. 
Chained to his ego—or so everyone thinks. Except his personal assistant, Brook. He knows better.
Chance is challenged to make his father happy for once, but he needs Brook’s help. 
Choosing honesty is too risky, so instead they choose secrecy. 
Choked by their pasts, they dream of a better life . . . and 
Charm each other into submission.

Will their pasts ruin what they have, or will they grow together?

C is for Challenging Chance.

Tropes: Alpha male, millionaire bad boy, athlete, help/comfort
Themes: Basketball, coming out


Admiring Ash | Amazon
Begging Ben | Amazon
Challenging Chance | Amazon


First of all, these reads like any other full length novels at approximately 200 pages. There are enough character development and slow burn romance that usually not found in novellas. In Admiring Ash, we met a veterinarian River and a down on his luck Ash who have to work multiple cleaning job to support his teenage sister. River came from a well to do family and was task to pass on a bookstore to his mentor's long lost grandson who turned out to be Ash. I'm so happy to see Ash getting a break from his situation, he really deserve it and River is such a great supportive new friend. Most of Ash and River interaction are to solidify their friendship and the relationship only came towards the end, which definitely gave me the slow burn feel. Ash and River are two kind hearted soul who truly deserve all the love.

In Begging Ben, we get to see Landon grovel his way back to Ben's good grace. Reading about Ben's years of unrequited love towards his childhood friend, Landon is too much to bear. Ben have to witness Landon went through a slew of men and the situation with Chance was the last straw and Ben decided to give up on their friendship to avoid torturing himself further. Only with Ben out of the picture did Landon realize how much he miss his best friend. I find their drunken shenanigans during their Las Vegas visit kind of cliche but funny as hell. It also resulted in Ben needing Landon to act his pretend boyfriend in front of his mum for the weekend. This childhood friends to lovers is just so sweet. Ben is very stubborn and insist he doesn't to be Landon's second or third choice, well, I admire him but I also want him to give in to Landon's charm. Landon is kind of a shitty friend, but he really did redeem himself in here. They are both such geeky partner in crime and are totally adorable together. 

I'm sceptical about Challenging Chance, am I suppose to fall in love with the asshole Chance who was so deep in the closet and also the reason for Ben and Landon's drama? I can't wait to see how he redeem himself. He might need to grovel and crawl on glass. Alas, I can't believe I'm saying this but Challenging Chance turned out to be my favorite among the 3 books. 

Chance is the cliche trust fund brat, who only worry about disappointing his dad because he might cut him off. Chance live on the family mansion alone and with his latest PA being fired, he got himself a new PA, who turned out to be male. Chance was reluctant because he is deep in the closet and Brook prove too much of a temptation.

Brooke had a bad record in the past, but this is a new and improve Brook who want to be responsible and do the right thing. He prove to be a positive influence to Chance by showing him how to stand up for himself and value things that are more important in his life. I'm glad to see the transformation in Chance, from someone I loathe to someone I get to admire. He finally grow some backbone, stay true in himself and make some great life choices. 


 Admiring Ash

Who was this River? What was he doing here, unless . . . 
Ash narrowed his eyes. Attractive and charming. Hadn’t his sister mentioned she was crushing on a local college guy? “Oh, fuck me. You’ve knocked up my sister, haven’t you?” 
All playfulness evaporated as Ash catalogued River from head to toe. Would Ash be spending the next twenty years raising a kid that resembled this man? Would that kid grow up—like all the Heartfords—addicted to love? Raising fatherless children? Obsessed with falling for men, believing, every time that this one was the one? 
He’d hoped he and Danielle would kick the tradition.  
He almost punched the stunningly sculpted man in the mouth.

Begging Ben

“What do you want from a real marriage?”
Ben paused, clawing back the “you” desperately trying to escape him. Not Landon. He was over that. “I want to have someone who supports me, and vice versa. I want conversations and shared interests. I want common goals, my husband and I, a team. Us against the world. I want to be so close to him that I can guess what he is thinking. I want a man who sees I have failures and flaws but loves me anyway. Who has a fantastic sense of humor and finds joy laughing at the silly things. And . . . .”
“And?”
Ben couldn’t hold Landon’s deeply curious gaze. “I want to be his first choice. Not a backup when the guy he really wants doesn’t want him back.”
The silence that followed felt thick and taut, and Ben struggled to breathe.
Landon sat back with a determined stare toward the road. He licked his bottom lip and his hand rested on the wheel, thumb tapping. “You deserve all that, Ben. That and more.”

Challenging Chance

Clenching the folder tightly against his chest, Brook kicked up a half smile. “I know you are a playboy, and charmingly faulted,” he said. “Didn’t think you’d be sexist too.”
Chance slung the towel around his neck, stretching it taut by pulling the ends. “There you have it,” he said. “I’m all those things.”
He sounded cocky, but the follow-up swallow and downward glance had Brook pausing. The glimpse of vulnerability quickly vanished as Chance strode off the court.
Brook hustled after him, matching his long stride easily since Chance was only a hair taller. 
“I can do the job as good as anyone,” he said. “I’ll be at your beck and call, whenever you need me. Most importantly, I’ll keep my mouth shut.”
Chance abruptly stopped and whisked around. “What do you mean you’ll keep your mouth shut?”
“Public intoxication, public indecency, driver’s license revoked two years ago for accumulating too many fines. None of it is my business. I’ll help you navigate whatever paperwork comes with it, of course. But outside you and me? My lips are sealed.” 
He would never blurt Chance’s mistakes in a crowded cafĂ©. Though he’d been grateful to overhear the ex-PA, he didn’t condone being unprofessional and blabbing about an employer’s affairs.
Everyone made mistakes. They didn’t need those mistakes defining them. 


HEART-STOPPING SLOW BURN

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.