Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pisces Hooks Taurus by Anyta Sunday Blog Tour

It’s a time for searching, and a time for finding, Pisces: keep casting your line and you will hook what you’re looking for.

Zane has it all planned out: land the perfect Meet Cute, fall in love, and live happily ever after.

Should be simple enough if he put his mind to it. A little creativity and some thinking outside of the box, and voila, he’d be married to the woman of his dreams.
It would be perfect.

And it would be before his visa ran out.

But why are his feelings running wild now that the pressure’s on? Why is his picture-perfect plan turning into a muddled mess of morphed metaphors he can’t make sense of anymore?

Just as well he’s met an English professor to help. And even though their first meet is anything but cute, this down-to-earth teacher may just be the realist Zane needs to ground him and give him a shot at love after all.

Don’t cast your line too wide, Pisces. Your perfect catch may already have bitten.

Pisces Hooks Taurus (Signs of Love #4) is an MM opposites-attract romantic comedy featuring an unapologetic romantic and a broken realist.
More wit, banter and bad puns – and even more heart-stopping slow burn!
Can be read as a standalone.

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Book 4
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When they finished eating, Zane and Beckett entered a kitchen littered with a weekend’s worth of dishes. The room smelled like spoiled banana. Beckett grumbled Leah’s name, and Zane turned on the water.

Leah would have left this until tomorrow? “I’ll wash, you dry?”

Beckett first took out the trash and opened the windows. Fresh air cleansed the room as they worked.

Zane daydreamed about the story he was outlining and startled when Beckett cried, “What are you doing?”

Zane looked into the sink. “Scrubbing this clean?”

“With a wire scrubbing brush? That’s a very expensive nonstick pan.”

He frowned. “And I want to clean it.”

“Good Lord. Have you never washed dishes before?”

“I am literally doing what I’ve done every other night since moving in with you.”

Beckett paled. “You’ve scrubbed this pan with that before?”

“What do you expect me to do? Lick it clean?”

“Use a washcloth.”

“Do you know how disgusting those are? Like, two hundred thousand times dirtier than the toilet seat.”

Beckett paused, tone shifting. “Which is why you only use it for the dining table?”


“Please use the dishcloth on my pan.”

Zane dropped the metal scrubbing brush and thumped around passive-aggressively as he found a clean dishcloth.

Beckett nodded. “Thank you.”

That little thank-you grated Zane the wrong way. He sullenly scrubbed the pan and put it on the drying rack. He plunked the next pot into the water, splashing bubbles onto his face, neck, and shirt.

He sighed. Served him right.

Beckett set down the plate he’d dried and turned Zane around. With his dishtowel, he dabbed the bubbles off Zane’s chin and neck.

Their eyes locked, and Zane felt the frustration bleed from him. “You missed a spot,” he said, and shifted Beckett’s hands to Zane’s shirt.

Beckett shook his head and dabbed him some more.

“Our first fight.”

Beckett’s hands stilled.

“It’s a milestone, Becky. We have to celebrate.”

“Celebrate fighting?”

“Celebrate making up.”

“Will this be a thing every time we’re annoyed with each other?”

Zane smirked. “I hope so. I’m sure some fights will take longer to get over, but that’s cool. The celebration is always in proportion to the effort needed to make up.”

Beckett resumed drying the dishes. “Two hundred thousand times dirtier?”

Zane nodded. Disgusting but true.

Beckett frowned. “Maybe just use your hand?”

“I don’t know,” Zane teased. “The things my hand does might make the pan dirtier.”

Beckett dropped his very nice, expensive pan. He caught it against his thighs and stowed it in the cupboard.

The ticklish glare Beckett sent him made the rest of the cleaning fly by.

When they were done, Zane threw himself on the armchair. “Now we celebrate.”

Beckett tossed the dish towel into the laundry room. “How?”

“After you start that laundry, I’ll let you talk about books, Becky.”

Beckett’s laughter trickled down the hall. A few minutes later, he returned with Pride and Prejudice. He cracked open the first page, and pacing before him, all grace and proper pronunciation, Beckett read aloud.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

5 Naive Stars.

This is the fourth installment of the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday, and can easily be read as a standalone. The few ties connecting past narrators to this novel are mentioned, but not enough to confuse new readers – more like just enough to spark recognition in past readers who didn't recently read the previous installments.

Our Pisces is super sweet, young, naive, romantic, and a dreamer, almost to a childlike level. Our Taurus is mature in all ways, especially emotionally, which has left him jaded and hesitant. Both contributing opposing viewpoints and personality types to their bromance, creating the ultimate of balances.

Our narrator Zane, our fish, he's a Kiwi transplant, who's looking for love at first sight and a green card, but only if it's true love, as he only plans on getting married once. He's a dreamer to a childlike degree, forcing something that needs to be organic. He wants to stay in the States to be near his brother, sister-in-law, and his infant niece, seeing them as his closest family. Thrust out of his living situation, he needs a quick place to stay. His sister-in-law gives him the number to Becky, who is her brother's ex.

Zane shows up and makes a fool of himself, causing me to blush and cringe with sympathy embarrassment. But he's so young and sweet, no one could be mean to him.

Zane likes Becky, the intellectual vibe he gives off, wants to bunk with him, so he begins to plot the perfect bromance. Blind innocence, with no shame, no hang-ups, no filter, and insecurities over his intellect.

Becky has shame, has hang-ups, has a filter, and his only insecurity is whether people are his friends because they want something from him or because they truly like him. Becky was hurt in the past by Zane's brother-in-law, and the stubborn bull has vowed never to marry again.

Without spoiling any of the plot. Becky knows what's up, even if Zane is oblivious. He tries desperately to set boundaries, but it's difficult when such an innocent person is charming the 'literal' pants off him.

The slow-burn is wrought with tension, banter, humor, friendship, true affection, budding love, and the building pressure of lust. This borders on gay-for-you, with Becky causing Zane to realize how fluid his sexuality is, especially adding the intimacy components of their friendship to the mix. Almost a combination of bisexual and demisexual.

There's an addictive quality to the romance, so sweet and innocent, where a jaded character lets his guard down and a naive character grows in life skills. The perfect balance.

Highly recommended to fans of the author and MM romance. I'm not going to deny it, Anyta Sunday is my go-to MM romance author, always giving me slow burn, realistic romance, and this book tops the list for me. Eager to read whatever the author creates next, I do believe this book would be reread-worthy for me.

To begin, Pisces Hooks Taurus wasn’t on my review list. Actually, it wasn’t even on my radar any farther than noting the author and getting one of my co-reviewers signed up to review it because she’s a fan of Anyta Sunday’s writing. I myself have never read the author and wouldn’t normally attempt my first read of any author’s work with the fourth book in one of their series. However, upon finishing it my co-reviewer told me that she thought I’d love it. After confirming that it was a standalone, I figured I owed it to myself to at least check it out as a Pisces.

Turns out, she was not wrong. I freaking adore Pisces Hooks Taurus! You guys, this has got to be the sweetest story I’ve read or listened to this year. My face actually hurts from grinning nearly the entire time. The only time the smile left my face was when Luke appeared in the story, and much like Zane, I wanted to pummel the little weasel – on both Beckett’s behalf and Zane’s. It was so entertaining to watch Zane muck about in his obliviousness in regard to his bromance with Beckett. I don’t know if this is a Pisces trait or not, but the level of cluelessness Zane exhibited at times had me chuckling at my own memories of life’s flashing neon signs I’ve missed over the years. Normally I would say I felt connected or invested in Zane because of it, but that’s not a strong enough term. The kinship I felt for my fellow Pisces is something I’ve felt only a few times before with other book characters and I daresay I would have felt compelled to research hexes had Sunday not given Zane and Beckett the happy ending they deserved. Am I being overly dramatic? Perhaps, but only to impress upon you just how much I loved Pisces Hooks Taurus. It looks like I’ll be checking out the books in the series that have already been released as audiobooks to see if they give me a case of the grins as well.

Also Available in the Signs of Love Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Leo Loves Aries post.

Book 2
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Scorpio Hates Virgo Release Blitz.

Book 3
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Gemini Keeps Capricorn Blog Tour.

Heart-stopping slow burn.

Anyta is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French.

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