Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stepping Out by Joe Cosentino


It’s time for another summer of sun, sand, suntan lotion, sandals, and Speedos on Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore. Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for love.

This summer, sexy Cal welcomes back his brother and sister, who are confronted with people from their pasts. Connor, the maid packed with muscle and mayhem, becomes the subject of a handsome young psychologist’s study on human sexuality. Tommy, the strapping, bald and tattooed local bartender, is captivated with guest Cory Magnum, a police officer with a secret. Another guest, Bill, a disbelieving pastor, is inspired by a vision of two sexy male angels on the cove. And Cal and Michael reach a plateau in their relationship.

What secrets, humor, tragedies, mysteries, and passions lie waiting to unfold in this magical place called Cozzi Cove?

Add to Goodreads –


Book 3
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Kobo  ~  NineStar Press



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the third in the series – but I have to admit the first that I have read. I have a strong suspicion that the eclectic style would have been more familiar to me had I started from the first one, but I still found it enjoyable. I think I would best describe it as a soap opera on the page!

We meet a wide range of characters and follow their week at Cozzi Cove. Between snippets of their pasts, and what brings them to the cove, there are some big issues addressed. It takes a serious view of what happened in the past, and one visitor reveals how different reality and perception can be. It is not all serious though, and there is some good humour too. I did feel like I was getting whiplash at times as we hurried from one situation to the next, but the Cal/Michael relationship kept it mostly grounded.

Really different style of book for me and though unexpected, it dealt carefully with issues of gender identity, bullying, and rape. Its commentary on organised religion are also interesting.



Joe Cosentino was voted 2nd Place Favorite MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. He is the author of the Cozzi Cove series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention/TBR Pile Favorite Book of the Month), Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (NineStar Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Queen (Divine Magazine Readers’ Favorite LGBT Mystery Novel, Humorous Novel, and Contemporary Novel), Drama Muscle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective (Lethe Press); the Dreamspinner Press novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Open Skye Book Reviews Favorite Audiobook of the Month), A Home for the Holidays; and the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married.

Connect with Joe

Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Website  ~  Goodreads


http://ninestarpress.com/


Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Stepping Out (Cozzi Cove #3) by Joe Cosentino to read and review.

No comments:

Post a Comment