Wednesday 7 September 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ Hard Edit (Black Balled #2) by Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir

Title: Hard Edit
Series: Black Balled #2
By: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir
Publication Date: September 4, 2016
Genre: MM Romance

Book Description:

It's all fun and games until egos get hurt. 

After a year of a seemingly happily-ever-after, Troy Babilonia throws a curve ball that smacks Larson Blackburn right in the head. When Troy's debut novel, "Bridge to Lonely," threatens to overshadow Larson's own success, inviting a past shadow into the light of their present, the two alphas must learn to adjust. 

"Bridge to Lonely" has garnered an unexpected success both in the literary world and in the film industry, forcing Larson to accept that he is not the only successful author in the building. But as Troy's old flame decides to make an appearance, the two alphas are forced to test the strength of their love. Let the battle of the egos recommence; where sarcasm is the preferred weapon, and the testosterone levels go beyond the boiling point. 

Because Black Balled just wasn't enough...Smith & LeNoir bring you Hard Edit. 

Adult Content 18+

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Our Review:

Donna’s Book Talk

September 6, 2016
Title: Hard Edit (Black Balled #2)
Genre: MM Romance/Romantic Comedy
Author/s: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir
Donna’s Grade: 4.5 stars

The Gospel According to Donna:

“You’re the main plot of my life story.”
“You’re the beginning and the end of mine.”

I am by no means a Babu but I couldn’t help but write this review in his style, minus the bluntness and rudeness of course, because that is just not me. But Babu’s reviews have been an integral part of this series and is just one part that has had me cracking up and in some respects wishing I had the balls to do it myself sometimes. But I have always been taught if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all, one rule that Babu definitely doesn’t fly by and Babu is back to his best in Hard Edit. Hard Edit is the sequel to Black Balled and as Troy and Larson’s story continues you need to have read Black Balled first.

“I want to be so far inside you that I’ll feel like a phantom limb once I’m gone.”

Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir keep up the comedic genius in this book as Larson and Troy, the most unlikeliest of couples at first glance, prove that sometimes first impressions lie. These two are head over heels for one and other and their chemistry is palpable throughout. As always with these two authors the heat factor is cranked up to combustible level and will have your pulse racing a mile a minute as these two men give us a voyeuristic look at one hell of a healthy sex life. Sex between these two has always been hot and for a while I did think it was the crux of their relationship. However, in Hard Edit, these two grow as a couple, coming to terms with their insecurities, jealousy and trust issues. This was quite the fall for the both of them, but now they blossom and together they can conquer anything.

“Troy and I make the perfect right angle. Two perpendicular lines fatefully meeting to create a ninety degree angle. It’s beautiful, it’s mathematically exquisite. Then, out of the blue, comes that fucking hypotenuse wanting to play with the cool kids.”

Troy’s career is taking off on another tangent, he is dipping his toes into self-publishing, under a pen name so he can keep his literary and reviewing lives apart. Bridge to Lonely is Troy’s real life story cloaked in a veil of fiction. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, or not so innocent as the case may be. This is a huge step for Troy, this is a book he has been toying with for years, writing a little here and there, but his new found relationship has given him the motivation to finally complete it. It is born from blood, sweat and tears but Troy feels a huge sense of achievement and in a sense it was cathartic, his emotions, thoughts and feelings were finally purged onto paper and he finally felt a weight lifted.

“Jesus H. Christ,” I say, “Let’s just drop it, shall we? It’s obvious that we both had some oral fixations going on even back then what with the pacifiers we’re packing.”

In essence though, this was the icing on the proverbial cake for us Black balled fans. Troy and Larson were a couple that I immediately fell in love with in Black Balled. That intense love/hate relationship that they first had, had me totally engaged and captivated by their smart mouths and less than stellar actions. But as these two grow and we learn more about them, their characters really rise to the surface and make them that more understandable and certainly more loveable. For all their charm, wit and smart mouths, these two both had a heart of gold and seeing them grow from strength to strength had me smiling from ear to ear. Their road is far from smooth, they still have a lot to learn, but these two were soul mates, the yin to the yang, the peanut butter to the jelly, they just went together and apart they were…blinkin useless!

“He’s my soul mate. Not because he sucks dick like a fucking pro, but because he looks straight into my eyes as he does it. No secrets, no judgment, no doubts.”

Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir really delivered with Hard Edit. This was a great ending for this couple, a fantastic journey and one that they took with their eyes wide open. Two rutting alphas as always gave for some intense scenes but as these two progressed the authors gave us their emotional sides too. We get those thoughts and feelings, everything about them was tangible. I felt it, I lived and breathed it, and for me that was the only part lacking in Black Balled. Totally loved it.

“I’m like a Porsche 911. I go from clothed to naked in two point eight seconds.”

Other Books in the Series:

Black Balled Series #1 (In Kindle Unlimited)

About the Authors:

Andrea Smith 

Andrea Smith is a USA Today and Amazon Best-Selling Author of the G-Man Series! She has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre, she is able to infuse laughter throughout.

She self-publishes Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sensual Romance with a paranormal twist. She also writes New Adult Romance, and has recently collaborated with Author Eva LeNoir on two M/M Romances, with the third to be released in September 2016! 

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Eva LeNoir 

Eva LeNoir grew up travelling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations. However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva's wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind's creation. 

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  1. Loved your review - and especially loved "Donna's Book Talk!" Thank you!!

  2. Oh wow! Thank you so much! I'm so glad the boys were good to you!💓💓