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Tyler’s life perked up when he met Jake. So what if long-time friend Marty can’t stand him and his landlady has no use for his new beau. Tyler’s determined not to see the dark side of his lover. It’s his own fault for believing people don’t go around keeping secrets and lying.
Tyler should know better. He’s an ad executive. He knows the packaging is what sells, and Jake is quite a package. His lover is no slouch when it comes to false advertising, either, and when Tyler finds out the truth, it hurts. Weathering Jake’s lies and secrets gets easier with the help of new friends, Libby and Steven. In fact, Tyler figures that maybe a lot of things would get easier with Steven.
Tyler should have known better. Not even someone as seemingly perfect as Steven Jessop is completely as advertised.
This time, though, Tyler has to make a decision. After all, sometimes, even if what you see is not what you get, what Tyler’s uncovered in Steven might just be what he’s always wanted.
Steven turned to face him and placed his hands on Tyler’s hips. “I had a fantastic night, Tyler.”
Tyler nodded, his butterflies back and brushing delicate, frenetic wings in his throat. Swallowing hard, he moved a step closer. “Me too.”
Steven’s lips, soft and firm on his, sent the butterflies up in a flash of heat, and he opened his mouth to the tongue that flicked against his lower lip. The contact was all too brief. In a moment, Steven was pulling away, stepping back and dropping his arms. “Can I call you?”
Tyler still struggled to gather his spinning wits. “Uh— sure. Yes.”
Steven’s face lit with an expression of pleasure that sent a thread of desire weaving through Tyler.
“Good.” He ran a thumb over Tyler’s close-cropped goatee. The smile slanted a fraction to one side. “I kind of like the feel of this. I imagined I would.”
“Thank you.” The idea Steven had imagined kissing him was even more thrilling than the compliment.
Steven put his hand on the door, but didn’t pull it open right away. “Do you need a cab? I can have Paul call one for you.” He indicated the man behind the counter on the other side of the glass.
“No, thank you.” Tyler found his manners beneath the smoldering nerves and took a few backward steps toward the street. “It’s nice. I can walk.”
“Be careful.” A delicate line delved between Steven’s brows.
“I will.” Tyler raised a hand and turned to walk away. He would have expected disappointment at being left on the street, but Steven stood at the door and watched him walk off, waiting until he reached the corner to wave a final goodbye.
He wasn’t being dismissed, then, and that put the butterflies to rest for good.
About The Author:
Jaime has been writing for various publishers since the fall of 2008, although she’s been writing for herself far longer. Often asked why men; what’s so fascinating about writing stories about men falling in love, she’s never come up with a clear answer. Just that these are the stories that she loves to read, so it seemed to make sense if she was going to write, they should also be the stories she wrote.
These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website. She also writes for Freya’s Bower, Loveyoudivine Alterotica, Pink Petal Books, Dreamspinner Press and Total E-Bound.
Spare time, when it can be found rolled into a ball at the back of the dryer or cavorting with the dust bunnies in the corners, she’s probably spending reading, drawing, gardening (weather permitting, of course, since she is Canadian!) or watching movies. Well. She has a day job or two, as well, and two kids, but thankfully, also a wonderful husband who shoulders more than his fair share of household and child care responsibilities.
She graduated some time ago from college with a Fine Arts diploma, with a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. One always needs an official slip of paper to fall back on after all….
I’m a sucker for a well written, captivating M/M romance novel. It’s my complete weakness. I love them to be filled with intensity, real-to-life issues, passionate sizzling romance and characters that will make a forever home in your heart. Jaime Samms is an author who created just such a M/M romance. From start to finish, this book wouldn’t let me go. I literally read this book in one day. Everytime I would set it down, it called to me, begging me to come back and finish! And I did….and I was completely amazed at this entire story.
Tyler’s character was my weakness in this story. I absolutely adored him. I felt so bad for all he endured….all he wanted was to find happiness. But, with an boyfriend like Jake that everyone seems to warn him against, he may have found his happiness. Or did he? I loved finding out the answer to that question. Poor Tyler, though. I wanted to wrap him in a big hug and tell him all would work out! Following Tyler to a party his boss sent him to was fun….until Jake happened to have a surprise waiting.
Grrr…I was completely hating on Jake! He was such a not-so-hot-despite-his-uber-good-looks kinda guy. I wanted to throttle him for his treatment of Tyler. Seriously, I really didn’t like his character, but he was an incredible rounding aspect to the story, bringing Tyler’s issues and life into full circle.
Steven…oh my god! I wanted to be Tyler so many times! I adored Steven, too, though I will say that he harbors secrets…ones that could destroy his new found friendship with Tyler. But, like Tyler, all Steven wants is a happy ending. Reading his part of the story and cheering him, I was shocked at the ending! (No, I’m not telling you what happens…you’ll have to get the book and read it for yourself to find that out!)
With a few extra secondary characters, like Liberty aka Libby and Marty, Ms. Samms completes the story with a 5 Book worthy finish. I was anxious to see what happened in the end and it was a complete surprise! I loved it! If you love m/m romances that aren’t overly sappy and mushy, or that have intense moments, then Jaime Samms’ As Advertisedis for you. It’s a wonderful story of finding out where you belong, who you belong with and what true love is all about. Sometimes, things don’t always come as advertised…sometimes they can be worse…..or better. Wonderful job, Ms. Samms! I can’t wait to see another amazing story just like this one!