Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Brave & Beautiful by Elizabeth Varlet

Sexy, seductive and hiding dark secrets, the Sassy Boyz return to the stage in Brave & Beautiful

There's only one relationship that matters to Tameron "Tam" Kis—his love affair with dance. Life's been pretty shitty, but dance got him through it and now he's ready to focus on what he loves. He doesn't have the bandwidth for any distractions—especially not his sexy, not-quite-straight new neighbor.

Driver Ellis doesn't need anything but his bike and the open road. He wouldn't trade his drifter lifestyle for anything…until his friend calls in a favor and Driver suddenly finds himself pet-sitting. Driver isn't thrilled being stuck in one place, though things start to look up when he sets eyes on the gorgeous girl next door.

There's just one problem… She isn't a girl at all.

All it takes is one spontaneous dance to turn both Driver's and Tam's worlds upside down. They might not have been looking for love, but as things heat up between them, it's clear life has very different plans.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I love this series and it just keeps getting better! This third book isn’t as dark as the last one, though each of the Sassy Boyz has his own demons to fight and Tam’s past experiences may trigger some readers. I love that each of the books in this series is unique. Unlike the characters in the first two books, Driver doesn’t have any hang-ups about Tam’s gender identity – but commitment scares him senseless.

As always in this series, the relationship between Tam and Driver is sweet and incredibly angsty. Both Tam and Driver bring a whole lot of baggage to their friendship and it all gets even more complicated when they blur lines into something more. Tam and Driver enjoy a slow burn romance with a bit less of the over-the-top drama than the first two books. I really enjoyed the friends-to-lovers aspect of the story.

Tam is the choreographer for the Sassy Boyz and I feel like we get even more of the dancing here as the group fights to secure themselves a new venue and establish themselves once again. I love the dancing. I got hooked on Yanis Martel YouTube videos after reading the first book and I’m glad our boys in heels are back.

This is such a great series. The characters are original, the dancing is fun, and each of the stories is full of heartbreak and hope. While fans are sure to love this one, new readers should start with the first book.

This is the third book in the series, and whilst it is about another one of the boyz, it would be better to have read them in order to get the full story. I knew it would be emotional, as Tam is a man who has definitely had a difficult past, but deserves a wonderful future.

Driver is a man permanently on the run; but just now he is staying in his friend's apartment whilst he is away. He doesn't plan on being there long, because his demons will chase him off soon, but he cannot deny that when he meets Tam, he is utterly fascinated. Even after the truth of just who is the subject of his desire is revealed, he cares not.

As they get close, both have to come to terms with their own issues, but are reluctant to open up entirely to each other. As Tam does, we get to see what a totally amazing man he is, and what a good man Driver is too. It makes for difficult reading in places, but the intensity of feeling between these two men is palpable. Whether they can do the right thing with those feelings is another question entirely.

The Sassy Boyz dancing scenes are vivid enough to bring on a bit of a glow; definitely super sexy – we must hope that the single guys will also get their happily ever afters in future installments.

Also Available in the Sassy Boyz Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Fierce & Fabulous post.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca

For reviews & more info, check out our Dark & Dazzling post.

Elizabeth Varlet is a thirtysomething newly married world-traveler who devours books like they were candy. A nerd at heart, she spends way too many hours bingeing on episodes of her favorite television shows and dreaming of the day she can adopt a dog—whom she’s already named.

She started writing stories in high school and hasn’t stopped. Now her characters like to get frisky under the covers. Or the stars, or in a car, or up against the wall—they’re not picky.

Elizabeth believes in love of all shapes and sizes and wants nothing more than to share the beauty in the form of stories.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Brave & Beautiful (Sassy Boyz #3) by Elizabeth Varlet to read and review.

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