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Title: Maelstrom
Author: Kass Barrow
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Release Date: May 13, 2017
Page Count: 238 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance,

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~Blurb~

When Kylor Knightley, a multi-millionaire nightclub owner, is out talent-spotting at an open mic event in London’s Limehouse district, the last thing the stiff-lipped Brit expects is to fall head-over-heels for a devastatingly handsome singer ten years his junior.

Born in New York, twenty-two-year-old Eden McFadden now calls London home and has ambitions of making it big in the capital’s music scene. In the meantime, the feisty free spirit is secretly rocking it as a stripper at a gay club in Soho. But when fate brings him and Kylor together in Limehouse, it starts a chain of events that tears both of their worlds apart.

It’s going to take some serious attitude adjustment for the smart-mouthed stripper and the arrogant British gent to find common ground, but the attraction is too strong to ignore. Sometimes you have to trust in fate and see where it takes you.


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JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

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~Excerpt~ 

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Eden was so pumped about meeting the guy with the sparkling turquoise eyes that he couldn’t wait to tell someone. He wasn’t usually one to gossip, but he’d pulled up a chair alongside Blade, who was busy removing his guyliner. Eden was talking to Blade’s reflection in the mirror, relating the moment he’d looked down and seen the gorgeous guy staring back up at him.

Just then someone shouted, “Which of you is green?” and there was the stranger; standing in the doorway next to a security guard.

Eden sat gawking at his visitor and all the strength drained out of his body as if someone had pulled his plug. Blade nudged him. “Don’t just sit there. That’s your guy, isn’t it? God, he really is gorge!”

Eden slowly got to his feet, praying his knees wouldn’t give way, and shoved a shaky hand in the air. “That package is for me.”

The weak attempt at humour was his way of handling the embarrassment he felt because he knew that if the token had been black or pink the security guard wouldn’t have needed to ask whose it was. Everyone knew Stemmy’s tokens were black and Oberon’s were pink. But this was only the second time Eden had handed out a token. The last time he’d invited a guy backstage, his guest had been under the mistaken impression the token entitled him to instant sexual gratification, but Eden hadn’t been that into the guy.

The guard nodded at Eden’s visitor and left.

Still in just his pink briefs, Eden scurried back to his own station and rummaged around in his duffel bag for a clean top. The first thing to come to hand was his old Keep Calm and Carry On Funking T-shirt. He quickly pulled it on and rolled it down his sweat-dampened chest and abs. Then he stood by his dressing table, ready to greet his guest, with one hand resting on the table for support. Eden knew he shouldn’t be getting this worked up over someone he’d only just clapped eyes on. He had no idea what the guy was like. I haven’t even spoken to him yet. Maybe he’s just a good-looking asshole in a suit.

As the guy approached, Eden’s eyes widened in awe. It felt like he was watching the scene through a slow motion filter. He was entranced by the rhythmic sway of the guy’s narrow hips and everything else in the room faded to a blur. The guy’s suit jacket was unbuttoned and his left hand rested inside the trouser pocket, while his right arm hung loose by his side. It was like a breath of self-assured elegance had wafted into the room.

And then there was his hair. It was glorious. A flame-coloured shock of tumbling waves, its hue changed as the light danced over it, like an abstract of wildfire and scorched earth. It jarred with the image of the sophisticated city gent in the cool blue suit. It was hypnotising, the way the picture was so wrong and yet so right.

Eden could tell straight away this guy was no bit player on life’s stage. He had a starring role. You could tell from his arrogant swagger that the only rules he ever played by were his own. He was like a dream come true to Eden. A guy with “Fuck Me” written all over him and a seriously hot “Fuck You” attitude to compliment the looks.

Eden swallowed hard. Where have you been all my life?

 


~About the Author~

Kass Barrow lives 100 miles north of London in a small town in the farming county of Lincolnshire. Despite always having lived in the same area she has seen a fair bit of the world, from the eerie innards of the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid, to the majestic vistas that come with snowboarding in the Rockies.

However, none of these life experiences prepared her for the emotional roller-coaster ride of penning a novel. Now she has become so accustomed to having four handsome gents in her life – her husband, her dog and her two main characters – that she can’t imagine life any other way.

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~Release Day Review~Maelstrom by Kass Barrow~

 

34909593Title: Maelstrom
Author: Kass Barrow
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Release Date: May 13, 2017
Page Count: 238 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance,
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

When Kylor Knightley, a multi-millionaire nightclub owner, is out talent-spotting at an open mic event in London’s Limehouse district, the last thing the stiff-lipped Brit expects is to fall head-over-heels for a devastatingly handsome singer ten years his junior.

Born in New York, twenty-two-year-old Eden McFadden now calls London home and has ambitions of making it big in the capital’s music scene. In the meantime, the feisty free spirit is secretly rocking it as a stripper at a gay club in Soho. But when fate brings him and Kylor together in Limehouse, it starts a chain of events that tears both of their worlds apart.

It’s going to take some serious attitude adjustment for the smart-mouthed stripper and the arrogant British gent to find common ground, but the attraction is too strong to ignore. Sometimes you have to trust in fate and see where it takes you.


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This was a nice read, though I have, to be honest, and admit that it wasn’t at all what I was suspecting.

Kylor is a posh, kinda stuck up, businessman, looking for talent, for the club he partially owns. He is always dressed in expensive suits and even the language he uses is all prim and proper. I’m gonna have, to be honest here and say that it took me some time to get used to his character.

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When going to an open mic night, he hears Eden sing and is convinced that Eden is the perfect guy for the job. Problem is, Eden is gone before he has a chance to talk to him, so he tracks Eden down…to his place of employment.

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Eden works as an exotic dancer at a strip club, where he and his fellow dancers go “full monty” on the crowd. Eden is the total opposite of Kylor. He is passionate, a bit wild and lives his life to the fullest. He is also immediately drawn to the handsome red-head in the expensive suit.

Kylor convinces Eden to audition for his club and soon Eden finds himself with a new job.Even though Kylor is also very attracted to Eden, he won’t go there. Bussiness after all, should not be mixed with pleasure. Of course, Eden doesn’t share this opinion.


The banter between these two really made me laugh out.

Kylor often ran his mouth without thinking and at times, he was quite rude and disrespectful towards Eden. Thankfully Eden was snarky enough to have a great come-back.

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The problem I, however, had with the story, was that for me, it took way too long for them to get their act together.

I was on pins and needles when we got to the 80 % mark and things finally started moving in the right direction. After all that build-up and all that talk about Eden having such a huge “member”, I couldn’t wait for the two of them to give in and finally get it on.

And they did…off the page…

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Now if there is one thing that really annoys me, it’s fade to black sex scenes. In this case, I really needed more. The sexual tension between these two just keeps building throughout the book and I was really expecting a big bang !! I don’t mind reading books that don’t have any sex scenes in them…

…but I don’t like getting all wound up, only to be left hanging…

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Other than the steam seriously lacking, I did enjoy this story and it did make me laugh.

I especially liked the first half of the book, the second dragged a bit and I just wanted them to get together already.

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