Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Loverman by BD Roca Blog Tour

Loverman by BD Roca Blog Tour

Once, they were enemies. Maybe they still are. But now that they’re lovers, the stakes are life and death.

For Kemp Lansey, his one-time stepbrother, Charles Durant, should be off limits.

He walked out of Charles’ life eight years ago. Kemp had secrets to keep—terrible secrets that weren't his own to spill—secrets that made Charles dangerous to be around.

But Charles has pushed back into Kemp’s life, into his bed. This time Kemp can’t fight their red-hot chemistry.

Kemp tells himself it’s just convenience. Kemp’s the high-profile lead singer in a band, but Charles isn’t interested in Kemp’s reflected fame and glory. And Charles, heir to a massive fortune, knows that Kemp isn’t in it for his millions. What binds them together are the dark, unbreakable bonds formed years back, when they were living in the luxurious Durant beachfront compound. The place where it all began. The place where it should have ended.

Keeping it just physical should be simple. Easy. But what happens when the ghosts of the past start crowding in? What happens when a series of bloody, violent break-ins makes it clear Charles has deadly secrets of his own?

Secrets that will either drive Kemp away, or bind them together, forever. Because, maybe, it’s more than just sex.

Can either of them risk it all to find out?

Loverman is an all-the-feels, steamy, fast-paced, emotional rollercoaster of a book featuring two guys crazy for each other even if they can’t say it, sexy banter, found family, a huge HEA, a hot hot hot private photoshoot, a vineyard, dark family secrets, billions, trust funds, bad guys, #RockstarsWhoCook and an epilogue with diamonds. Pretty, pretty diamonds.


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Loverman by BD Roca Blog Tour

Book 1
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No, no point in arguing the issue right now. Not when they hadn’t seen each other in almost a fortnight and the goddamn craving in Kemp’s bones for skin against skin was clawing at every nerve ending. He felt the knot of his brows and glanced around the room for the one item Charles was never separated from. Sure enough, Charles’ camera bag was sitting on the coffee table by the sofa. He went over and picked it up, swung it by the strap.

As he’d expected, Charles’ wide gaze shot to him. “Kemp—”

“Don’t worry, I won’t break it.” Kemp strolled over to him, a slink in every barefoot step. He held the bag out, suspended from his fingers. “I want you to do your thing, Chaz. Snap a few shots. Immortalise me.”

Charles looked amused, an eyebrow lifting. “Immortalise you?”

Kemp gave him a lascivious wink. “Those shots of me from your show are still going to be around when I’m a hundred. Thank Christ.” He laughed. “I like the idea of being able to look back at them and think, hey, I was passable once. That’s immortality.”

Charles’ eyes darkened. “You’re more than passable.”

Kemp shook his head, gaze sliding over Charles’ face, the bared, leanly muscular broad golden shoulders and chest, Charles wearing nothing more now than the fresh khaki chinos he’d changed into after the drive and a hot shower before dinner. “You’re the gorgeous one, Chaz. You look like a bloody billboard model. I’ll bet you’ve dealt with a lot of people telling you that you’re on the wrong side of the camera.”

That beautifully cut, sexy mouth tightened. “Early on, perhaps. But people can be idiots.”

Typical Charles. Just occasionally the autocrat slipped through. Kemp burst out laughing, but his fingers still went to the knot at his hip and he loosened the towel, letting it slip to the floor. Charles’ suddenly fierce blue gaze slid over his damp, naked body as Kemp crawled over the mattress, settling back against the brass bars of the bedhead and winding his arms up around them before gripping the cool metal bars with his fingers.

[. . .]

Charles shifted on the bed as if those chinos had grown too tight, and Kemp felt his smile grow evil.

“I want photographic evidence, Charles. However you want me, whichever way you want me,” he drawled, incapable of keeping the rough, hot edge out of his voice. “One rule only—these images are only for us. You and me. No gallery, no show. Ever. So go as dark and filthy as you want. When I posed for you at the video shoot that day, we both knew those images would probably be public, and sure as fuck, they were. But these, for us alone… no limits. Just go for it.”

“Dear god—” It was a hoarse whisper.

“You won’t get many offers like this. And I trust you. I know you’ll keep the images private.”

The powerful line of Charles’ throat moved as he swallowed. “Yes. I would.”

Kemp licked his suddenly dry lips. Fucking hell, this was turning him on so bloody hard—way harder than some crazy spur-of-the-moment suggestion should.



Nothing about what happened between them could ever have been described as clean. Soothing. Raw, filthy, and compulsive was a better fit.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars

Unconventionally, this book starts as dark erotica, but slowly evolves into a story with as much heart as it has heat. It’s the story of a rock star and a billionaire who are both deeply scarred by events in their shared history.

This is about as dark and gritty as erotica or romance gets. And I’m still not sure if the book can actually be considered a romance. The book opens with a naked Kemp posed over rotting meat, covered in maggots while Charles photographs him. And honestly? The story only gets more twisted and graphic from there.

I have to admit that I almost didn’t make it past the first fifty pages. Thankfully, the writing is excellent, and I was quickly hooked on the complicated characters, the dark family secrets, and the impossibly messy and insanely kinky relationship between Charles and Kemp. Without spoilers, it is difficult to explore the actual plot. I can say that the storyline has been carefully crafted and the book almost pushes into psychological thriller territory at times. This is a sexy, disturbing read and it’s not quite like anything I’ve read before.

3.5 stars rounded up for the drama!

This is the first in a new series, and I am very curious as to whether the next book will be linked closely to this one. I would certainly like to meet up with these people again.

A salutary reminder that horrible things happen behind the house of the wealthy, even if outwardly all looks wonderful. Certainly the events of a time when Kemp and his sister's mother was married to Charles's billionaire father, have blighted their lives ever since. As we get to learn about that time, about how Kemp and Charles have recently connected, and how it should mean nothing, but clearly means a lot, there is no doubt a complicated situation about to unravel.

I enjoyed the mixture of media between music and art – and the linking of roles from photography, videography, and rock music. The rarefied world of people living in that environment makes it easy to believe that such craziness could exist. One rule for us, none at all for the rich!

I have to admit that I did not find the smoothest of reads, but I was very curious of how it was going to play out, and definitely the blurb about secrets had me very intrigued!



And then he was leaning over him like the living embodiment of sin itself.


Author Bio

BD ROCA grew up in Brisbane, Australia and still misses the scent of frangipani and living in funky old Queensland houses. When not writing, she enjoys yoga, and the occasional glass of pinot, although not in combination.

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God, where were they headed with this? This was no game. It was compulsive and dark and dangerous, and there was far too much history between them.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Loverman (Sydney Stories #1) by BD Roca to read and review for this tour.

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