Monday, August 16, 2021

Suddenly Beck by Vawn Cassidy Blog Tour

Blog Tour. Vawn Cassidy’s Suddenly Beck.

A surprisingly sweet, sinfully sexy, and deliciously hilarious romp along the Cornish coast.

Nathan Elliott has run away from home at the age of twenty-six. His teenage rebellion may have come ten years late, but better late than never. Leaving behind a world of wealth and privilege, and a strict patriarchal family that would never except a gay son, he’s ready to embrace life and make up for lost time, but nothing’s ever that simple. A coin toss, a delayed train, and a wrong bus later, and Nat finds himself in a small bay in Cornwall being hauled out of the ocean by a gorgeous stranger and wondering how the hell his life got so off track.

Beck Ainsley lives life by a very simple ethos, don’t get attached, don’t get involved and don’t fall in love. He’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt that reads I’m a gullible idiot. Now, he keeps his life simple; all he needs is his dog, his art, his rambling sea cottage overlooking the bay and a few choice waves to surf. He’s not looking for love or commitment, but when he ends up plucking a posh boy from London with incredible blue eyes from the ocean, Cupid doesn’t just shoot him with an arrow, he decides to club him senseless with the bow too.

One simple agreement. A summer fling, a chance to act on the insane attraction between them with no strings attached, and at the end of the summer they walk away.

There’s just one problem, fate is a fickle and capricious creature, and she has no intention of letting them walk away unscathed. They’re about to discover that sometimes the heart wants, what the heart wants…

From author Wendy Saunders writing as Vawn Cassidy, comes this hot and sweet, first time, MM romance that will leave you laughing out loud and fanning yourself from the heat…

Can be read as a standalone.


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Suddenly Beck by Vawn Cassidy

Book 1
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I knock again, and after a moment the door opens, and I almost swallow my tongue. Nat is standing there in all his warm, sleepy glory. His olive skin flushed, his wild dark curls rioting all over the place and wearing nothing but a very… very thin pair of sleeping shorts. I swallow slowly, my mouth is actually watering, and I almost reach up to see if I’m drooling.

Just friends… Just friends… I chant silently.

He blinks slowly, as if he isn’t quite awake enough to focus.

‘Beck?’ he murmurs, and his voice, hoarse from sleep, shoots straight to my balls. He blinks again in confusion. ‘Am I having that dream again?’ he wonders aloud. ‘If I am, where’s your moustache, and why aren’t you fixing the plumbing?’

I snort out loud, and it breaks the tension.

His head tilts as he studies me. ‘What are you doing here?’ He glances back into his room, presumably to look at a clock and scowls. ‘At five thirty in the morning?’

‘The break is perfect this morning, so I thought we could catch some waves.’ I smile.

‘At five thirty in the morning?’ he repeats slowly, and I nod. ‘Are you fucking kidding me?’ he says dryly.

‘Nope,’ I pop my lips on the word and grin again.

‘Urgh,’ he grunts in disgust and turns back into the room.

I reach out and slap my hand against the door before it slams in my face and follow him in curiously. He crosses the room and crawls back into bed, flopping down on his stomach like a starfish with his face buried in the pillows and gifting me with a gorgeous view of his round peachy arse.

‘Go away and come back at a more civilized hour,’ he mumbles incoherently into the pillow.

‘Come on, Nat.’ I smile widely as I throw the curtains open and let in the pale rays of dawn.

He grunts again as he grabs a pillow and shoves it over his head.

‘Besides,’ I say brightly. ‘The farmers market is on at the Killacourt, and we need to source some new suppliers for the restaurant.’

‘Then come back and get me in four hours,’ comes the muffled reply from beneath the pillow.

I cross the room slowly, unable to hide how much he delights me, even all sleepy and grumpy. I drop down on my haunches beside the bed.

‘I’ll buy you a coffee,’ I croon in a low teasing voice.

For a moment there’s silence, then the pillow shifts, and his face slowly peeks out, locking those starling baby blues on me, which are framed with sooty black lashes. I’ve never seen him unshaven, but now he has a sexy dark stubble gracing his jaw that I’d love to trace the pads of my fingers over before brushing those soft, bee stung lips.

‘What sort of coffee?’ He pouts in reluctant interest.

‘Only the best for you, Nat.’ I smile slowly. ‘Hand roasted, freshly ground and as dark and bitter as the pits of hell.’



“I have had ice cream before you know,” I tell him dryly.     “I imagine you have.” He nods in agreement. “But I bet you’ve never had a 99 before.”     “What’s a 99?” I muse. “Sounds kinky.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of seaside sexiness!

This is the first book in a new series, and I am absolutely invested in the people of the Bay community and definitely will be reading future installments.

There is something so wonderfully magical about the place that Nat and Beck meet, yet incredibly real. Beck's cottage with a studio overlooking the sea; the fading, slightly neglected air in the town; the surf shack; the vitality of Molly; the loss of a family, expressed by the disappearance of a chef. We are drawn into a community which is caring, slightly apart from the real world, and which absorbs the very lost Nathan into its ambit.

The romance between Beck and Nat is so fragile and so precious, yet fierce in its potency. I loved the line between it being everything or nothing, and we get to watch the intensity along with Beck's family and friends. Delicious from start to end.

I cannot wait for the next book to come out, as I find that I care about these people as if I knew them!

I honestly want to know if a place like the Bay exists because I fell in love with everything about it. I felt like I was there, and I loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series. Nat and Beck are simply good together. This book was sweet, funny at times, and while there was a little angst, it fit the story. Great start to a series.

This is a warm, funny romance set in a small Cornish beach town. Two very different lives collide when Beck rescues newcomer Nat from the sea. Where Beck is part of a large, close family, Nat is running from his own family and his life back in London. But quickly, the artist and the chef find common ground and become inseparable.

The glimpse of Cornish sea-side life in this book is lovely. I love Beck, his family, and the whole community. The relationship that builds between Nat and Beck is also very special. While both Beck and Nat are working through difficult issues around grief and identity, the book stays light and hopeful.

My only reservation with this book is the writing and the editing. I read a pre-publication copy, so I can hope that a full copy edit took place prior to publication. In the copy I read, the punctuation and sentence structure errors were frequent and distracting. The story is strong enough for me to ignore the slightly clunky writing, but it was a frustrating read at times.



I look up and see Beck standing. Watching us with a smile, and I can’t help but stare at him. “Not serious, huh?” Pia huffs in amusement. “You two might as well have little hearts in your eyes and be running in slow motion toward each other along the beach to Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On.”


Author Bio

Vawn Cassidy, Male Male Romance

Vawn Cassidy is the MM pen name of author Wendy Saunders. She lives in Hampshire in the UK with her husband and three children. She writes Supernatural and Contemporary Fantasy Fiction as Wendy Saunders and Romantic Suspense as WJ Saunders.

Suddenly Beck is her debut MM novel and was borne of her love and enjoyment of MM Romance. During the lockdown, she wanted to write something fun and light-hearted, and as a quirky and unapologetic Brit herself, she wanted to set a story back home in the UK as opposed to her other fiction which is primarily set in the states.

Connect with Vawn

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Facebook Group: Cassidy's Bay Boys





“Dance with me, Beck.” He laughs happily as he spins in a circle, and I am utterly entranced by him. “Dance with me in the moonlight, or better still, we should get naked and go skinny dipping.”


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Suddenly Beck (Belong to Me #1) by Vawn Cassidy to read and review for this tour.

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