Welcome all to the Blog Tour for Love Means More by A.F. Zoelle. I am so hyped to be part of the tour and that I had a chance to read the amazing book (really guys, read it).
For today’s tour I got a review for the book (4.5 stars), an excerpt from the book, teasers, and book/author information. As you can see plenty of fun things!
Let’s get this tour started~
I received this book from the publisher/Gay Romance Reviews for an honest review.
OMG, I am just so hyped about this book as it is Ambrose and August (Augie). I just fell in love with these two guys when I read the first book (which was about Rhys and Lucien). I was hoping that these two guys would get together and I was eager to see some hot scenes between them.
Meet Ambrose and August/Augie. Two sweet guys who have had the hots for each other for YEARS. But just like our previous couple… these two are thinking that the other party doesn’t hold an interest in them. In the case of Augie > Ambrose I can imagine. Given what we learn about August, what he has said in the past, and how he acts now. I can imagine that he may be VERY hesitant to tell his best friend he loves him. Heavens knows how he would react. I love to see how they thought about each other and that they were both filled with lust. 😛 Oh boy!
I am glad that it didn’t take that long for the two to find out that they loved/liked/wanted each other, that the feeling was mutual. Thank Lord!
The sex scenes were HOT. SO HOT. It is already quite warm and uncomfortable here due to the weather and imagine adding some hot swoony steamy scenes to that. *fans herself* I had a big laugh at that Ambrose had practised… I am not saying on who or what, but it had me constant in stitches.
I love that the author added religion to the mix. We find out that Ambrose grew up in a very Catholic family, with a very strict father who was very clear on how he felt about gay people. And we learn how that has affected him and how hard it was for him to break free of that and all the prejudice that had been poured into his head. But that isn’t the only thing when his brother pops up in his life again. I really found it well written and I am glad that the author touched this topic and wrote about it so well.
I absolutely love that, unlike the first book, we don’t have any unnecessary drama. Throughout the book I kept being worried that there would be something happening. That worrying did take away a bit of the fun for the book for me.
I am also glad that when a certain character popped up he didn’t go dating a certain other guy. I want to tell more but I don’t want to spoil anything. I will just say this, brothers.
We also see Rhys and Lucien again and I was just squeeing in delight. Yay!
All in all, I just love this book and I love this series and I SO SO need the next book now!
I’ve only met one person I couldn’t seduce—Augie Murphy, the man I love who thinks I’m straight. When I have a chance to be his fake boyfriend, it’s too much temptation to resist. It turns out that’s literally true, since I get carried away with a passionate kiss. He thinks it’s just a game, but it’s so much more than that.
Can I convince my best friend I want to be his boyfriend for real?
AUGUST “AUGIE” MURPHY
Ambrose is handsome, irresistible, and completely off-limits. That didn’t stop my stupid heart from falling in love with my best friend the first day we met. When he suggests we pretend to be boyfriends on a double date, my curiosity defeats my common sense. Even if we’re only pretending for one night, I want to know what it’s like to be loved by him.
Is it possible to turn my fake boyfriend for a night into my real one forever?
Love Means More is the second book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features fake boyfriends in a friends to lovers bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
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A lifelong storyteller, writing has always been A.F. Zoelle’s greatest passion. When she’s not writing about gorgeous men being sexy and in love, she enjoys procrastinating on her studies and numerous side hustles to indulge in Japanese musical theatre. She looks forward to renouncing her nomadic scholarly life someday soon so she can have Ragdoll cats to come home to instead of just dust bunnies.
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August “Augie” Murphy
Our impromptu staring contest ended when he stood up and walked over to me. I could barely breathe as he stood close and gazed down at me with genuine desire. For once in my life, I had the good sense not to say a damn word and ruin everything.
He reached out and cupped my face in his large hands, his gaze never leaving mine. His voice was soft as he told me, “I wanted to pretend to be your boyfriend because I feared I’d never have a chance for real. I swear I wasn’t doing it to fuck with your feelings, Augie. I’m sorry I was too much of a coward to admit what I really wanted. One night of make-believe was the best I thought I could do.”
Was he serious? I stared at him in stunned disbelief. “What?”
“I denied my feelings for a long time, because I didn’t understand them. But I don’t want to run away from you anymore. I want to kiss you again. I want to explore every centimeter of you as I make you moan and claim you as mine. This isn’t about only one night or a quick fling. I want all of you forever, Augie.”
They were words I had hoped to hear but never thought he would utter, let alone mean. The pessimist in me feared it was too good to be true and needed reassurance. “Only me?”
“There’s no one else I have ever wanted more than you.” He brushed his thumbs against my cheeks with so much gentleness that it almost broke me. “I want you and only you. You never have to doubt that.”
My stupid mouth said before I could stop it, “But I’m not a woman.”
“No, you most definitely are not.” His lips quirked into a grin. “You’re you, and that’s the thing I love about you most of all.”
He leaned in slowly, giving me the opportunity to reject him if I wanted to. When I didn’t pull back, he kissed me with a devastating sweetness that melted my heart. The affection conveyed almost brought tears to my eyes at its perfection. As often as I had longed for fiery make-out sessions with Ambrose, that tenderness was what I yearned for more than anything else.
“If you can be patient with me, I’m willing to learn,” he promised. “After all, if Lucien and Rhys can figure this out, we can, too.”
I could have laughed at his competitive streak kicking in, but I didn’t. “Do you honestly think you could learn to love me?”
His broad hands slid down the curve of my spine, sending shivers through me. “I learned that lesson a long time ago. Let me show you how much.”
How could I say no?
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