Monday, May 4, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC REview, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Love Starved by Kate Fierro

Author Name: Kate Fierro
Book Name: Love Starved
Release Date:  April 21, 2015
Pages or Words: 304 pages
Categories: Fiction, gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Artwork by Valerie Schroedl, cover design by BuckeyeGrrl Designs

Micah Geller considers himself lucky: at 27, he has more money than he needs, a job he loves, a debut book coming out, and a brilliant career in information security before him. What he doesn’t have is a partner to share it with—a fact that’s never bothered him much.But the romantic in him isn’t entirely dead. When a moment of weakness finds him with a contact to a high-class escort specializing in fulfilling fantasies, Micah asks for only one thing.Show me what it’s like to feel loved. 


Angel’s shoulders were broad and strong; his hands kept a warm, steady pressure on Micah’s back, holding him so close that he could feel the movement of Angel’s chest with every breath he took. They stayed near the edge of the impromptu dance floor, swaying with the music. Micah felt safely surrounded, contained—in the familiar song, in the arms that felt as if they were made to hold him, in the magic of this evening. He turned his head, just to glance at Angel’s face, and couldn’t turn away, mesmerized by the look in his eyes. They held the world within—the world of affection, of caring. Of desire. It made something stir in Micah’s belly, a long-banished want.
Angel’s eyes flickered down to Micah’s mouth, and then back up. He bit his plump lower lip.
Around them, people were dancing, music was enveloping them in its sweet enchantment, and night air cooled Micah’s cheeks. Inside, he had suddenly only one desire. And he could have it. He’d been told to take what he wanted tonight.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

I really did not know what to expect from this book. There were red flags warning me this could not possibly work. Debut author is one. Another is the other MC is a sex worker. How will their relationship even work? Then there is the title, Love Starved. Conclusion, one is starved for love and falls for the wrong man.

The resulting read was an eye opener. True, Angel is a sex worker and he makes sure his clients' fantasies are fulfilled. Then again, one wonders, why does he do this? He is a college student taking up law and he is too sweet a man to be involved in such a profession. Then there is Micah. Well, he truly is love starved and we get to know that from the get go. But then we ask why he should fall for a younger man than him knowing full well he guy is just for hire? 

As the story progresses, I came to the point where I asked: what is the point? Where is this leading to? And just when I did ask, I got to that point and got led into a story that intrigued. I began to realize, both men were starving for love for reasons of their own and their getting to know each other away form the fantasy became the basis for a relationship that would work.

This is a really pleasing surprise read and the way the relationship progressed was as well. No insta-anything, no over the top angst and drama, just life and how it could go wrong. It is a story of how two men get to grow into a realization their physical needs are not as important as what their hearts require.

Rafflecopter Prize: $25 Interlude Press Gift Card

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About the Author

Kate Fierro spent ten years translating, editing, and reviewing other people’s words before making an impulse decision to write down some of her own. She hasn’t been able to stop ever since. Kate lives in Europe and is bilingual, with more love for her adopted language than her native one.With nearly a million words under her belt, Love Starved is Kate’s debut novel. | Twitter: @kate_fierro | Pinterest: MissKateFierro

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me and for such a wonderful review! :)