My lovely reader, today I have the release blitz of Kevin Klehr‘s Nate & Cameron Collection, which includes the two books, Nate and the New Yorker and Nate’s Last Tango.
[The collection of the book is only available in print whereas the ebooks version are sold seperately.]
Check this post out for an excerpt, a giveaway and my review of the two books. 🙂 Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
It’s really a pity I can’t give this book 4 or even more stars but although it didn’t started bad, I was left confused and I had the feeling the things were pretty rushed.
When Nate and Cameron first met in Prague is expected a slower development of their relationship. The one moment, Nate and his friends didn’t know him and suddenly both guys were having a walk in the city. And without any reasonable explanation Cameron was gone.
It wasn’t the first time the series left my a bit unsatified; Nate is a nice person but is not really sure if he is able to have a relationship, yet he is pretty soon bonded with Cameron. I actually had hard times in understanding Nate, his motives and luckily at some point in the book it was revealed – and this was the twist I needed. I must say it surprised me extremely and it was pleasant to have finally an explanation, though it was – too my utmost exhaustion – perpetually themasized and the major problem for Cam’s and Nate’s arguements.
As I said the relationship was a pretty fast one in being set, this is the main aspect why the two guys have so many problems and the two books actually dealing with their problems on and on. It’s kinda annoying to the one reader, I was only mildly annoyed and stressed by the two guys. I always hoped for the “sparks”, I couldn’t really get into them several times, although I was a bit more “on Nate’s side”.
If you expect graphic sex in the book you get – despite a few inuendo working towards the act – nothing. This is pretty honest to say but it’s true. Still it is nice to see their connection – when you feel it. I was – as I said – mostly confused by their actions, and hence by their way in solving – or even not – their problems.
The books were mostly pleasant because of the side-character, although there are also complaints. I really couldn’t understand why the character or Roger, the butler alias Rowena was put into the book; though he/she is a nice supportive character the cross-dressing theme was… mildly told a bit misplaced.
In combination with Cam’s aunt it was a nice and funny combo and did a better purpose. I actually liked her. I didn’t liked Nate’s friend Lucy occasionally and sometimes I was a bit confused by her also. The side-story with Ben and his new boyfriend/lover was… okay, I get there were a lot of helpful tips for Nate at the end though it could either been expanded more or getting a bit less space in the book, in either way it was not satisfiying enough.
Overall the review sounds more harsh than it was intended, I enjoyed it still it couldn’t cope my expectations and things were missing, the character’s behaviour was sometimes so confusing and – I admit it – I was getting angry about them. The twist in the first book was the needed thing to give the series 3.5 stars instead of only 3. For more it wasn’t this good. It’s a bit a shame because the blurb sounded so good and the covers are great made by the talented Natasha Snow (and if you lay both books next to each other they make a nice full picture.)
Release Blitz / Review
Title: The Nate and Cameron Collection
(book 1: Nate and the New Yorker; book 2: Nate’s Last Tango)
Author: Kevin Klehr
Series: Nate and Cameron book 1+2
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary, established couple
Release Date: August 28, 2017
Publisher: Nine Star Press
Cover Design: Natasha Snow Designs
Lenght: 200 pages (combined print version)
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Nate and the New Yorker
Nate once had the love of his life, but he’s met Cameron, a New York millionaire with an eccentric cross-dressing butler.
Cameron is keen to share his world of classy restaurants, Broadway shows, and fabulous parties, and while Nate’s friends see the makings of a fantasy romance, it’s Nate who has to learn how to open his heart again.
But is Cameron simply second best?
Nate’s Last Tango
Nate’s life couldn’t be better. He’s living with his rich boyfriend, Cameron, in New York while being wined and dined all over the city.
But when Nate decides to visit his friends back in Sydney, Cameron suggests they break it off for a while. Cam’s cross-dressing butler is not impressed, and with the help of his lesbian aunt, they drag Cameron down-under to sort out his relationship and take in the sights of Mardi Gras!
With Nate at a loss to what went wrong, he faces the dim reality that love may have run its course.
Only available in Print from most major retailers.
Excerpt & Youtube Trailer
Both Cameron and I had Hawaiian shirts to wear, while Rowena sported a tie-dyed sarong and an afro wig. And around us, interesting guests wore chic little skirts, James Dean–style jackets, hippie gear, and mod wear.
“You haven’t introduced me yet,” said a middle-aged woman to Cameron. Her rust-colored coat had a masculine cut. Yet she elegantly held a long-stemmed cigarette holder with something that smelled very much like a joint burning on the end.
“Sorry,” said my charming American. “This is my friend, Nathan. And this well-dressed lady is my aunt Beverley.”
“Nice to meet you,” I said.
She took my hand and kissed it. “I hope you don’t think me too forward; it’s just that you’ve got such fascinating features.”
“My aunt likes to flirt.”
“It runs in the family,” she replied. She gave me a measured wink. “Now, nephew, where have you been hiding this handsome Englishman?”
“It’s your accent. I never can tell the difference.”
“I need you!” yelled a girl in a flower necklace. She was the drummer of the band and was addressing our host.
“It’s time,” Cameron said.
“Time for what?” I asked.
He kissed me on the cheek and then headed for the microphone stand.
“You’re in for a treat,” whispered Aunt Beverley, her voice raspy from years of smoking.
“He sings?” I asked.
“He sings,” she replied.
A laid-back strum of the bass guitar started the song, followed by a drum beat. Then the vocal. And before I knew it, I was being serenaded in front of a room full of acquaintances. But, wow! What a unique experience.
“I’ve never seen him go out on a limb for someone like this before,” said his aunt.
I smiled politely, then closed my eyes. He was crooning. His honey voice made my soul rise out of my body and search for a dream. And in the hip nightclub that appeared in my mind, he wore a gray suit with a crimson tie, standing tall in front of the trumpet section who were waiting for their cue. And I was the only one in the club.
“Where are you?” asked Aunt Beverley in a low tone.
I wanted to say I was in love but stopped myself. I realized it was rude to have my eyes closed during Cam’s song. I opened them. He had me in his sights. I wanted to jump into the waves on his Hawaiian shirt and end up on a deserted island with just him and me.
“Would you like a toke of my cigarette, Nathan?”
“No, thank you. I think the fumes have already hit me.”
Nate and the New Yorker – Youtube trailer
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Author bio – Kevin Klehr
From an early age, Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his work commitments changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, secretly passed the notebook to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his story. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again.
His first novel spawned a secondary character named Guy, an insecure gay angel, but many readers argue that he is the star of the Actors and Angels book series. Guy’s popularity surprised the author.
So with his fictional guardian angel guiding him, Kevin hopes to bring more whimsical tales of love, life and friendship to his readers.
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