Hello my lovely followers,
I’m thrilled to be one of the blogs in the release blitz and review tour of Anyta Sunday’s 4th book in her Signs of Love series, Pisces Hooks Taurus.
The book is out October 16th and it’s a delight to read.
Read this post for an tempting excerpt, as well as my review, and a giveaway
The book can be read as a stand-alone but I would recommend to the other books too.
See my reviews of the other books in the series.
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
OMG, this was sooo amazing, so hilarious, adorable & funny. *^* ❤ This book, I can proudly admit it, not only hook our fellow Taurus but me as well.
This book has almost everything I love:
We have a solid May/December, age gap story between a charming Kiwi and and a literature professor, so the Academic romance trope is on point. It is very much a friends to lovers story and a really – as we know it from the author – a marvelous fleshed out slow burn story.
I can’t tell how many times I cry-laughed reading the puns & word battles; it’s highly endearing how Zane is trying to keep up with Beckett, who’s marvelous and a witty talker, very well read and of course he knows about lots of stuff being a literature professor.
I loved that Zane claimed right from the start that they have to have a “bromance” as he adorably calls it – so they are – naturally, playing each other’s boyfriends sooner than Beckett would have expected; next being housmates after Zane is in a pretty unpleasant situation.
What I loved, and OMG I can’t properly express how much I do, were the quotes at the beginning of every chapter & how the one special book I love (I won’t tell because I won’t spoiler; people who know me, know which probably XD) was quoted & a topic several times in the book. This totally made my day. *^* ❤
This book is funny and light, it has amazing character development; Beckett isn’t the closed guy he comes across at the beginning, Zane isn’t always the easy-going guy how he tries to be. Even he has his problems and although he’s more than a positive, optimistic guy, life isn’t always unicorns and flowers.
I loved how they naturally shifted from friend to lovers and OMG, the slow burn was killing me, sometimes Zane’s utterly adorable, cute naiveté and how he mixes up terms or has no clue what Beckett and his friends are discussing in their poetry battles and fancy meetings but isn’t ashamed of making the best of it – and actually acknowledging his flaws and be able to laugh about himself.
Zane is a pretty multi-layered character , as well as Beckett but in a different way and they complete each other perfectly and – true to the series’ topic – the personifications of their zodiacs. 😀
As always I can’t give less than 5 out of 5 swooning stars for this book. ❤ ❤
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RELEASE BLITZ / REVIEW TOUR
Title: Pisces Hooks Taurus
Series: Signs of Love # 4
Author: Anyta Sunday
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemportary
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Length : 69000 words / 285 pages
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It’s a time for searching, and a time for finding, Pisces: keep casting your line and you will hook what you’re looking for.
Zane has it all planned out: land the perfect Meet Cute, fall in love, and live happily ever after.
Should be simple enough if he put his mind to it. A little creativity and some thinking outside of the box, and voila, he’d be married to the woman of his dreams.
It would be perfect.
And it would be before his visa ran out.
But why are his feelings running wild now that the pressure’s on? Why is his picture-perfect plan turning into a muddled mess of morphed metaphors he can’t make sense of anymore?
Just as well he’s met an English professor to help. And even though their first meet is anything but cute, this down-to-earth teacher may just be the realist Zane needs to ground him and give him a shot at love after all.
Don’t cast your line too wide, Pisces. Your perfect catch may already have bitten.
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Pisces Hooks Taurus (Signs of Love #4) is an MM opposites-attract romantic comedy featuring an unapologetic romantic and a broken realist.
More wit, banter and bad puns – and even more heart-stopping slow burn!
Can be read as a standalone.
Signs of Love series
Zane pressed himself against the cool fence pickets, letting the women pass. He bounced his palms over the rounded spikes and grinned at Darla. “I’m Zane,” he said over drowning chatter. “I hope you’ll need to remember that.”
“I’ll commit it to memory, Zane.” Darla studied him like a full-page comic panel. “Yes. You’re just what a broken bull needs.”
Broken bull? What was the colorful old darling talking about?
“The professor loves literature,” she said through a bout of coughing. “My advice? Talk books. Talk Dostoyevsky and Toy Story.”
Dostoy-what’s-it-called or Toy Story. He hadn’t known Toy Story was a book first. Good thing he’d seen the movie. “Thanks for the tip. Think you could keep an eye on my things?”
“Sure,” she said. He stepped over the threshold, and her voice trailed after him. “If anyone tries to steal it, I’ll whip out the Krav Maga.”
When they finished eating, Zane and Beckett entered a kitchen littered with a weekend’s worth of dishes. The room smelled like spoiled banana. Beckett grumbled Leah’s name, and Zane turned on the water.
Leah would have left this until tomorrow? “I’ll wash, you dry?”
Beckett first took out the trash and opened the windows. Fresh air cleansed the room as they worked.
Zane daydreamed about the story he was outlining and startled when Beckett cried, “What are you doing?”
Zane looked into the sink. “Scrubbing this clean?”
“With a wire scrubbing brush? That’s a very expensive nonstick pan.”
He frowned. “And I want to clean it.”
“Good Lord. Have you never washed dishes before?”
“I am literally doing what I’ve done every other night since moving in with you.”
Beckett paled. “You’ve scrubbed this pan with that before?”
“What do you expect me to do? Lick it clean?”
“Use a washcloth.”
“Do you know how disgusting those are? Like, two hundred thousand times dirtier than the toilet seat.”
Beckett paused, tone shifting. “Which is why you only use it for the dining table?”
“Please use the dishcloth on my pan.”
Zane dropped the metal scrubbing brush and thumped around passive-aggressively as he found a clean dishcloth.
Beckett nodded. “Thank you.”
That little thank-you grated Zane the wrong way. He sullenly scrubbed the pan and put it on the drying rack. He plunked the next pot into the water, splashing bubbles onto his face, neck, and shirt.
He sighed. Served him right.
Beckett set down the plate he’d dried and turned Zane around. With his dishtowel, he dabbed the bubbles off Zane’s chin and neck.
Their eyes locked, and Zane felt the frustration bleed from him. “You missed a spot,” he said, and shifted Beckett’s hands to Zane’s shirt.
Beckett shook his head and dabbed him some more.
“Our first fight.”
Beckett’s hands stilled.
“It’s a milestone, Becky. We have to celebrate.”
“Celebrate making up.”
“Will this be a thing every time we’re annoyed with each other?”
Zane smirked. “I hope so. I’m sure some fights will take longer to get over, but that’s cool. The celebration is always in proportion to the effort needed to make up.”
Beckett resumed drying the dishes. “Two hundred thousand times dirtier?”
Zane nodded. Disgusting but true.
Beckett frowned. “Maybe just use your hand?”
“I don’t know,” Zane teased. “The things my hand does might make the pan dirtier.”
Beckett dropped his very nice, expensive pan. He caught it against his thighs and stowed it in the cupboard.
The ticklish glare Beckett sent him made the rest of the cleaning fly by.
When they were done, Zane threw himself on the armchair. “Now we celebrate.”
Beckett tossed the dish towel into the laundry room. “How?”
“After you start that laundry, I’ll let you talk about books, Becky.”
Beckett’s laughter trickled down the hall. A few minutes later, he returned with Pride and Prejudice. He cracked open the first page, and pacing before him, all grace and proper pronunciation, Beckett read aloud.
Author bio – Anyta Sunday
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.
There is a giveaway to win an e-book set of 3 Signs of Love books: Leo Loves Aries, Scorpio Hates Virgo, and Gemini Keeps Capricorn or, reader’s choice of any back catalog e-book by Anyta Sunday!
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Please note: the giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Mikku-chan / A World full of Words.
Release blitz and review tour hosted by/through A Novel Take PR.