Saturday, April 1, 2017

[Amazon Review Tour + Giveaway] Stealing Blue by DP Denman

Title: Stealing Blue
Series: The Blue Series: Book 4
Author: D.P. Denman
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2017

When a hot new rock star shows up in Vancouver, Blue Atkins’ career turns out to be more explosive than anyone imagined. His first shot at producing traps him between the kid determined to have him and the boyfriend determined to blame him.

The young singer’s desperate antics crank up Brady’s jealousy and drive Blue out of both their lives into new opportunities and the arms of another man. With the battle for Blue’s affection on, Brady must find a way to bring him home or lose him to a sparkling new life in Los Angeles.


Brady Halverson sat in a dark leather chair in the living room with a glass of wine, listening to the chatter that had continued all through dinner. Blue was right. C.K. could keep a conversation going without any help.
Their dinner guest was a stereotypical teenager, energetic, excitable, and overconfident in places. He assumed they were seeing C.K.'s polite side. A kid raised with the kind of money and power that accompanied Freeman’s reputation had to be used to getting his way, and no doubt used to people kissing his ass. Brady wondered how many of Blue's friends would join the queue before the album was finished.
Brady had noticed something else during the last couple of hours. C.K. was a flirt and his obvious target that night was Blue.
C.K. sat on the couch, closer to Blue than he needed to be, laughing at everything Blue said. He'd been playing that game all night. Using amusement as an excuse to touch Blue. Shoulder bumps. Playful shoves. Affectionate pats in random places.
Brady watched C.K. chuckle at a comment, giving Blue a gentle shove complete with a shy look from under his lashes. That was sixteen in the past hour. Had Blue and C.K. been alone the kid would have made a move already. That knowledge lit a cinder in Brady’s chest. He cooled it with a drink of wine.
Brady wasn't fond of flirts. He was less fond of the kind who hit on his man. The only thing keeping him from pulling C.K. off the couch and shoving him into the vacant chair on the other side of the coffee table was his reluctance to look like the jealous, over protective type he was. So he sat and smiled and pretended not to see C.K.'s fingers rested on Blue's shoulder.
Blue didn't seem to care, and Brady was struggling not to see it as proof Blue liked the attention. He couldn't afford to start being paranoid that early. Blue and C.K. would spend the next several days locked in the upstairs studio, working alone together. Unless Brady cleared his schedule to sit up there with them, he would have to trust Blue to ignore C.K.'s advances. That or lose his mind and make a scene he wasn't sure Blue would forgive.
That album was a big deal. It would either launch Blue's new career as a producer or kill it. He didn't want to be the reason the project failed.
Brady sat and pretended not to notice the kid encroaching on his territory, all but climbing in Blue's lap.

4 Stars from Tiffany!
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Boy oh boy I have enjoyed this journey with Brady and Blue. I remember loving the first book, missed the second, but then got right back into the groove with the third. This fourth installment (not sure if it's the last) was the most angst I have read in a long time. To fully appreciate where Brady and Blue are coming from, it would be best to read at least the first book. D.P Denman does a nice job at explaining who everybody is, as well as the past in Stealing Blue, however for the full effect, start from the beginning.

Brady and Blue have finally found a nice rhythm. With the drama from Blue's past and Brady's brother finally settling down, they can focus more on themselves and the new chapter in thier lives. A semi-retired Brady and new music producer Blue could never in a million years see what was ahead for them.

Blue was young when Brady took him in and nursed him back to health. Really, Brady is all Blue knows and has been happy that way for years. Brady's way. Now that he's doing his own thing, with his own clients, this new side emerging from Brady is something Blue hasn't dealt with before.

Brady has never been the "needy" guy. They bossy guy, yes. The guy that gives Blue everything he wants mentally, yes. Needy and Brady never went hand in hand until now and I didn't like this Brady one bit. They were a strong couple that he was determined to throw away on a whim it seemed.

Blue was just as surprised at this side of Brady and had no idea what to do to settle his insecurities. For the first half of the book I absolutely loved the way things were going. So many changes for Brady and Blue, feelings to work out and truths to tell. The back and forth was excruciating, in a good way. Then, it all went to he!! in a handbasket and I was getting ready to hunt D.P Denman down as she took my boys in a direction I didn't appreciate at all.

"His career was on the edge of something spectacular, his love life in pieces at the bottom of a cliff."

Things went from bad to worse with Brady and Blue and I kept watching the percentage on my Kindle, hoping there wasn't a cliffy ahead. Luckily there wasn't, however the ending wasn't my favorite either. Such a dramatic build up for that ending. It was too quick for me. After all the drama I waded through with Brady and Blue, I was ready to climb back with them as well. I was left disappointed instead.

"It's never easy to let go of the past...but sometimes that's the only way to move forward."

The book is well written with Blue and Brady getting thier say. It is angst from beginning to end and the good kind. A great addition to the series.

Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She lives among the moss and trees of the Pacific Northwest with a rambunctious pair of fur babies.
In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.

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