Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What It Looks Like by: Matthew J. Metzler - Release Blitz w/Review

Title: What It Looks Like

Author: Matthew J Metzger

Genre: M/M Adult Romance

Release Date: August 20 2016

Buy Links:  Amazon US  Amazon UK  JMS Books  

Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping.

Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former guest of Her Majesty's Prison Service, he'd rather hit Eli's parents than sit down to dinner with them. One wrong move, and Rob could destroy Eli -- and his family -- without a second thought.

But this isn't what it looks like.

Rob's not in control here -- and Eli's the one to blame.

What It Looks Like
is a story about the power of love.  Love can repair you but also, love can break you.

We have Eli a young man with a secret that only a select few know about. He's living in hell, upset over his secret and the fact that the two men he loves most hate each other viciously. His dad and his boyfriend. 

Speaking of boyfriend Rob is delicious. He maybe a little more than rough around the edges- more like jagged- but he has a heart of gold. He loves Eli fiercely. 

When I was reading this, in the beginning it seemed like a typical M/M book with family drama so I kind of floated through the pages indifferently until the twist I WAS NOT expecting hit me in the face like a ton of bricks. 

That secret Eli had made the book turn from typical to magic. I was curious as to how the dynamics would work in their situation. The way they navigated the land mines was done with a messy but calculated finesse. 

There is a HEA which I enjoyed but I wanted to see how life went afterwards. Maybe this is the set up for a book two? I hope so.

Matthew J. Metzger is the front for a British-born author dragged up in the south of England as part of a typical nuclear family with three kids, a mortgage, and no dog because a dog would get hair on the carpet. A brief escape to the north to study focused his writing from daydreaming rambles to his first novel, Our Last Summer. It is unquestionably better than the dissertation he produced at the same time for his university degree, but probably not as inventive as the excuses he provided for missing classes so often.

Matthew has since returned to the London area, and therefore lives mostly on the public transport. He suspects that his next few pieces will probably involve homicidal characters on the London Underground.

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