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Gay Book Promotions present: Hidden in the Shadows, a gay mm romance

Hidden in the Shadows

By Gwen Martin

Release Date: July 31, 2020

Can passion in the shadows bring love to light?

The Storyline: Hidden in the Shadows, a new gay romance novel by Gwen Martin

Hidden in the Shadows, a gay romance
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When Jordan, Ethan’s co-worker and casual hook-up, vanishes into thin air, the last thing he expects is to see him again.

But when Jordan returns, wanting to get reacquainted, Ethan is afraid of getting too close. Chemistry sizzles between them, driving them to seek new heights of pleasure—including in semi-public places—exposing not just their bodies, but their souls—as they grow closer. 

Ethan wants more than a friend with benefits and the more he has of Jordan, the more he feels certain they’re a good fit. But destiny seems intent on pulling them apart just as they’ve reconnected. 

They’ll both have to find their courage and take a risk on lasting love.

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What I Liked

This was a well-structured, easy read.  It was not hard to follow nor required deep thought. This book captured the true internal struggles of first-time relationships as well as the angst of young minds trying to make it on their own.

I found the main characters, Ethan and Jordan, to be easily related to.  As is common with a new relationship, especially those that start as a friends-with-benefits scenario, there is plenty of physical scenes to keep the reader engaged.

I was amused when Ethan realized quickly….don’t mess with a Latina mother, one look and comment from her, and he fell into line! I will say my favorite supporting character was Haley. She was not afraid to tell them both the bold, honest truth, worked behind the scenes pulling strings, and secretly rooting for them the whole time.

What I did not Care for

It is a very linear storyline; not tons of twists and turns. It is not a good or a bad thing. Definitely driven by personal preferences, and in my case, my mood at the moment. This did make for some easy reading.

My Recommendation

If you are looking for an easy-to-read book that has some HOT sex in it. This is the book for you!

The sensual scenes in this book were more often and more adventitious that in many of the recent romance novels I have read lately. If semi-public and public sex excites you, Hidden in the Shadows delivers.

I did like one of the life lessons from the book. One that I think all of us need to remember from time to time. Being independent does not mean going at it alone or without help!  

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About the Author: Gwen Martin

Gwen Martin lives in Florida where the sun is always shining, the humidity is always high, and Disney is just a hop skip away. When she’s not trying to write one of her million story ideas, she’s usually hanging out with her husband and four cats.

Gwen first started writing at a young age, coming up with stories in class instead of paying attention to the math lesson. Since then she has been exploring her love of writing in various fan communities where she has learned how to cultivate character development and romantic interactions.

She has a strong love affair with cold brew coffee, black cats, and nerding out in various fandoms. When she’s not writing, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on, listening to a lot of lo-fi and making playlists, chilling with her four gatos and obsessing about Pusheen. Because it’s always about Pusheen.

Gwen’s Social Media Links

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Coffee Talk with Gwen

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Coffee is important to me, Gwen & the story!

As many of you know, I have a bit of a coffee addiction.   This has developed into a little bit of a sub-theme to my site (BookGemz).  I say it is being a father of three wonderful kiddos, BUT, it is more likely because I can never seem to set my book down to go to sleep once I am engrossed into it.  In this case, coffee is a sub-theme even in this book!!

I do have a tradition of reaching out to the authors to connect on their favorite caffeinated beverages and other little tidbits. Her official bio notes that she loves her cold-brew coffee (someone after my own heart) however,    stay tuned! I will update once I hear back from Gwen.  She is highly focused on the release of her book tomorrow!

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Disclosures

Sorry, it is part of review sites required by the FCC and others:

I DID receive a copy of this book from the author or publisher in exchange for an HONEST review.

All these opinions are mine and I received NO compensation for this review.

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