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Book Review: Brothers in Arms (The Broken Road Cafe #2) – T.A. Webb

Brothers In ArmsBLURB: Betrayed on every front, Dan O’Leary cashed in all his chips and moved from the big city life of Atlanta to small town Blue Ridge, Georgia. While licking his wounds, he never meant to start a new relationship, especially with closeted Chief of Police Nick Oliver.

But now all Dan’s hot buttons are being pushed. One of his employees is being terrorized by seemingly upstanding townspeople. Then worst of all, he’d promised himself he’d never be anyone’s dirty little secret, and when Nick’s fear of being outed causes him to hurt Dan, Dan knows there’re problems in paradise.

With trouble on all sides—a homophobic football coach, an ex lover, and his former best friend—it takes a shot in the dark before he realizes the real danger. It’s time for Dan to figure out who he can trust and close ranks with his brothers in arms.

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This second book of The Broken Road Café series is nothing short of genius! I super loved everything about it. Like seriously, every single detail!

I loved how Dan easily assimilated himself into the “hick county” (not really though ^_^ – just wanted to call it like that). The twist here was pretty awesome but I’m also upset like Dan when I find out all about it. He honestly had all the right to get upset and the way his best friend was used to execute that whole BS charade was just downright evil – although I still don’t excuse what he (the bff) did to Dan. I am sad however with what happened to “him”.

I also loved how Dan assert his authority over Nick because admittedly Nick was being a dick – although he’s just clearly scared of what people will think about him but that still does not excuse him for all his dick moves.

I enjoyed the many plot points of this second book and I’m glad that one of my favorite authors wrote this one because I’d definitely enjoy it and would love three more books out of the series! Pretty please Tom! It’s simply amazing!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published July 24th 2014 by A Bear on Books

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Book Review: The Broken Road Cafe – T.A. Webb

The Broken Road CafeBLURB: What happens when you get everything you’ve worked for, only to discover it’s not what you really want?

Dan O’Leary worked night and day to finish law school, join a top firm and make partner, all before the age of 35. He’s found a man who swept him off his feet. And his best friend of twenty years has his back.

Then, one awful day it all comes crashing down around his ears.

Making a fresh start, Dan meets the people of Blue Ridge, Georgia, including Chief of Police Nick Oliver, and, perhaps, finds a new home. But danger from his old life follows him and puts not only his life, but that of his new friends, at risk.

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Now, this one I enjoyed immensely. I easily got into the character of Dan Leary and pretty much rooted for him until the end of the story. I was maybe a bit disappointed when he didn’t go ballistic with his best friend/s because if I were him, I’d definitely go crazy and scratch their eyes out while they doing that three-way dance. LOL

I seriously loved how author T.A. Webb weave his stories – it was like, fast and the furious / ninja style. It’s so fast-paced but no questions were left unanswered. I loved all the secondary characters and thought that the chemistry between Dan and Nick was just so unbelievably overwhelming; though I’d love to slap Nick, Dan’s best friend and the mayor at one point just because.  I’d definitely follow this series because it’s just overflowing with goodness. The plot points were really good and I can’t wait to cut Dan’s ex-bf balls!!!!!! ^_^

Seriously though, you people have got to buy a copy of this wonderful story!!! It’s seriously THAT good!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published November 3rd 2013 by A Bear on Books (first published November 2nd 2013)

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Book Review: Love On A Wing And A Prayer – T.A. Webb

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This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

I love me some good ‘ol sweet navy men who are proud and aren’t afraid to love. Davey and Chuck are two beautiful guys who found love in a post-DADT era flying aircrafts and I just so loved ’em! It was an easy breezy story that will make you feel good regardless of who you love! Kudos to the author for writing yet another wonderful short story!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Let’s Hear It for the Boy – T.A. Webb

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Journalist Paul Stewart was tasked to interview Atlanta’s legendary drag performer Auntie Social and he’s set to uncover more about the man behind all the facade. What he learned though was the story behind Matthew Trammel’s plight for AIDS leading him back to the latter’s bittersweet first love.

I’ve been broken into pieces by Mr. Webb after reading Second Chances and I haven’t quite recovered from it (I can’t even listen to At Last now without remembering the book and tearing up). In this very short, melancholic story – the author has once again proven his innate ability to shatter the epicenter of his readers’ emotions. I’ve read quite a lot of books relative to this short story’s theme but there’s only few that really gets to me. This shorts is one of ’em – bittersweet, poignant and simply beautiful.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Second Chances – T.A. Webb

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This book was a very difficult read for me. I’ve had a hard time going through it all. It was a bit gloomy at the beginning, sorrowful midway and I’m glad that it turned out to have a very beautiful ending. It centers on Mark Jennings in the midst of his job in a non-profit organization, his dying mother, his crazy shit but loving family, his boyfriend Brian and his masseur-turned-best friend Antonio. I guess what I’m trying to say when I said that it was very difficult for me to read this book was that I feel like reading a part of me in Mark. My mom passed away in 2010 due to kidney failure and that moment when Mark’s mom (who’s got liver failure) asked to be taken home – I almost got that same heartbreak and it stopped me on my tracks. I was thinking if I should push through with this. You know these simple things that you’re doing such as listening to a song or this time in my case, reading a book then you’d be reminded of someone so dear to you and you’d find yourself in a flashback of things. It was heartbreaking for me and yes – I did cry. That feeling of losing does not go away. You just learn to deal with it overtime. And then when I thought that I could go on with the rest of the book came Brian’s untimely yet anticipated death. That’s just beyond for me. I took a moment to absorb it. That was one of the most heartbreaking scenes I’ve read in a while. The eulogy almost broke me. Whenever I’m reading, I’d like to be accompanied by music and it was just so fitting when Fix You by Coldplay played out during the hospital scene when Mark has to let go of Bryan. That was hard for me and writing this still makes me tear up. I’m such a crybaby but I don’t really give a shit. This book was written beautifully and was very realistic for that matter. The friendship that sprung between Mark and Antonio was also very much welcomed and it was heartwarming how these two were given second chances to chase life, to chase their dreams and to experience a whole new kind of love. The character of Mark was strong, stable, a firecracker and someone with a good soul. T.A. Webb created a beautiful, wonderfully woven story that will give you a glimpse on how he sees life and share it through his writing. I’m forever touched by this book. It was a really amazing read. Thank you Mr.Webb!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars