Monday, November 10, 2014

Mask by Teodora Kostova Blog Tour

Adam Fischer doesn’t believe in second chances. Heartbroken after his lover Charlie leaves him to chase his music career in L.A., Adam is convinced that meaningless one-night-stands are all life has in store for him.

Until fate drops Penn Shields in his lap.

Penn is a young, talented designer fresh out of college who has just landed his dream job as a wardrobe assistant in Queen Victoria theatre, where Adam is performing in a popular musical.

He’s also Charlie's brother.

The last thing Penn wants is to follow in his brother’s footsteps, especially since they haven’t spoken in years. However, the attraction he feels for Adam grows with each day, and soon resisting it proves to be futile.

As Adam and Penn get to know each other intimately, they both realise that first impressions may be deceiving, and that, sometimes, second chances come in the same packaging.

*explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only*

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The night passed in a blur of music, dancing, laughter, and glasses clicking together. The smile never left Penn’s face, and he looked like he was having the most fun, even though he switched to sparkling water after the second cocktail. Adam loved dancing with him, holding him tight as Penn wiggled that delicious ass against Adam's hips. He loved the way his skin smelled when it was flushed and sweaty, and couldn’t help but kiss him every chance he got.

By 2:00 AM the club started to wind down. Jared and Fenix were still dancing, holding each other as they swayed to the slow, sexy rhythm of the current song. Penn placed his empty glass on the table and turned to look at Adam over his shoulder. Adam knew that look. That look promised some very naughty things happening to him in the near future.

Turning to fully face Adam, Penn moved to straddle his hips and lock his hands behind his neck. He then dipped his head and gave Adam a teasing, sensual kiss, just lips moving against lips, until Adam groaned and bucked his hips to meet Penn’s.

“Wanna dance?” Penn asked as he separated their mouths. Adam shook his head vigorously and hooking a hand behind his neck, bringing Penn down again. He kissed him urgently, demanding instant access with his tongue. Penn allowed him in, grinding their hips together in the slow rhythm of the song, and moaning obscenely as Adam cupped his ass and squeezed.

Just then, the song changed. Hearing the first notes of Nix’s latest ballad, Penn froze. His mouth was slack against Adam's and his fingers were surely leaving red marks on Adam's neck.

Did he always have that reaction when hearing one of his brother’s songs? Or was it just because he was there with Adam?

Adam didn't care. He didn't want Penn to feel like that.

“Hey,” he whispered in Penn’s ear, moving his hands from Penn’s ass to circle them around his waist. “I see you.” Penn cast him a surprised, confused look, the hesitation and disbelieve in his grey gaze grabbing on something inside Adam and twisting it until it hurt. “Alright? You,” he said, pointing a finger at Penn’s chest, and placing his palm right over his heart. “You,” he repeated in a whisper, closing his eyes against the moisture that had suddenly appeared there.

Penn touched their foreheads together and Adam felt him nod.

For now, that small gesture of agreement would have to do.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I highly recommend reading Dance before this book, it will give you some back story on several of the characters. I loved Dance but this book was even better in my opinion! Adam is heartbroken after his long term boyfriend Charlie up and leaves him for his music career and decides one night stands are going to be the norm for him now. Walking into work one day Adam bumps into a new designer for the theatre, Penn. Penn has Adam’s attention from the very first moment. As Penn and Adam get to know each other their relationship blooms and is so beautiful. They both try not to give too much even though they both want everything. Adam has demons he is dealing with and Penn tries with all his might to be there for him. This book was amazing, I loved the epilogue but I really hope there is another book, maybe with Riley and Penn’s boss. I hope we hear more about Adam and Penn and Jared and Fenix. I love them all so much and hated when each book was over.

Characters: The characters were well written and believable.
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

I loved Dance, the first book in the series, so it was no surprise that I loved this one too – but I think I may have enjoyed it even more!

The workplace of these characters – both theatre and back stage – is so wonderfully evoked that it is easy to imagine the fun and the chaos that happens behind the scenes. Penn is such a sweet caring soul, that matching him with Adam is brave. To create the chemistry that lives between them is magical – Ms. Kostova is a mistress of her art. Many tough issues are raised and addressed, in a way that is both thoughtful and supportive. A beautiful story, which was over all too soon. Definitely joining Dance as a go to feel good story, with plenty of drama and passion.

Reading the author's words it is clear that she wrote this more quickly due to readers wanting to know what happened next ... well it may just be time to start applying the pressure for some more characters to get their HEAs Sonnie and Riley? Connor deserves his chance ... I could go on! 

 Also Available in the West End Series
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Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job a few years ago when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.

When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Nintendo Wii game by a kid.

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