It’s all fun and games until egos get hurt.
After a year of a seemingly happily-ever-after, Troy Babilonia throws a curve ball that smacks Larson Blackburn right in the head. When Troy’s debut novel, “Bridge to Lonely,” threatens to overshadow Larson’s own success, inviting a past shadow into the light of their present, the two alphas must learn to adjust.
Because Black Balled just wasn’t enough…Smith & LeNoir bring you Hard Edit. Adult Content 18+
Two 5 Star Reviews
By Joanne Swinney
Jo&isalovebooks ReviewsJuly 18th, 2016
Title: Hard edit: Sequel to “Black Balled”
Genre: Gay Romance
Author: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNior
Jo’s Grade: 5 Stars
The Gospel According to Jo:
If you haven’t read Black Balled yet, I encourage you to take the journey. This next instalment and apparently the last, BOO!! Is even better, even hotter, even funnier, even quirkier. Oh! I am a huge fan of Troy and Larson, not in the stalker sense because we all know how Troy feels about that. What? You don’t know what I’m talking about. Hmmm, only one thing for it, no I am not taking trip down memory lane and going over what happen in book one, you need to read. hehe!! I know you hate me, well that’s okay because Larson hated Troy and look where that got them, in lust, in love, in it forever.
I have seriously laughed my head off while reading this story. Not just laughed out loud, I’m talking giggling my head off till I had tears rolling down my face. Not only am I totally on Troy and Larson’s wave length, and completely get their sense of humour, I understand the relationship they have fits them. It’s weirdly lovable to read. I just couldn’t help but understand the dynamics of their relationship. Obviously the credit for that can only go to the writers, these ladies should definitely write more M/M together. Hint Hint!!
The elderly neighbour, Ida is hilarious, there was a scene where she was having a heart to heart with Troy and to say he was uncomfortable with the way the conversation was going was an understatement. She certainly has a way with words that’s for sure. Troy on the other hand is tongue tied, haha!!
I am actually laughing while writing this review as another scene pops into my head. I swear I wish I could share with you all, but the profanities are not something I can repeat, well not in a review. I’m no prude you know. HA! Of course you know, I’ve just read Hard Edit and want more. Greedy much?
You know how they say opposites attract? After reading this book, I would have to agree. They also say, you get like the ones you live with. Let’s hope Troy learns to use a coaster at all times since “he’s sleeping with the Coaster King of Manhattan”, Quoting Troy. HAHA!!
Larson and Troy go to a book signing. Sound familiar? The lead up to the signing was another reason, I couldn’t stop laughing. Larson organising his swag. OMG!! If you are an Author, you know all about ordering your swag with your own brand on. And for you readers who love the swag, shame we can’t get Larson’s. I’d love a coaster. HAHAHA!!
Remember, Lloyd? He’s got his own story to share in Guns Blazing which is available to download, but we get a little glimpse of Lloyd on his knees, well at least Larson does. Awkward!!!
This book is just jammed pack with fun, laughter, lust, love. It’s an exciting read and I would definitely recommend to all lovers of Gay Romance.
Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir, YOU NAILED IT!! I didn’t think it could top Black Balled, but was I wrong. If Gay Romance readers don’t love this book, I will suck my…… And that is my cue to leave this review.
Black Balled was something very special and if I was to describe it in one word what comes to mind will be: MAGNIFICENT.
If you still haven’t read it PLEASE do so now, as Hard Edit will be twice as enjoyable.
As soon as I heard that the dynamic duo of Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir were reunited and writing “Hard Edit” a spinoff of BB, I was ecstatic, excited and been counting the days to read this baby.
Perhaps you have heard that sequels aren’t good, that sometimes is hard to come back as strong or stronger with a clever plot and deliver a great book.Cambridge online English Dictionary defines “page-turner” as;
a book that is so exciting that you want to read it quickly.
Oxford online English Dictionary simply defines it as “an exciting book”.
Merriam-Webster online Dictionary defines it as;
a book, story, etc., that is difficult to stop reading because it is so interesting.
Non of those descriptions come even close to put into words how extraordinary this book was. I seriously didn’t want to finish reading. I was torn with wanting to get the conclusion and still having something epic to read the next day LOL.
Larson and Troy or “Troyson” as I call them, are back and in this instalment we see their unlikely relationship blossoming through the pages plus all the hurdles and mishaps they must endure in order to get their HEA.
Misunderstandings, miscommunications and mistrust bring complications to their perfectly constructed life, plus Troy has a surprise in store for Larson (insert evil laughter here).
Our Authors went seriously to town with this one and had me laughing out loud, gasping for air, sighing and running for the tissues, it just had everything I want to see in a book and all the elements that make it a great read.
Creative dialogue= Check
Easy flow of the story= Check
Original Plot= Check
Not One but Two sexy characters= Check
A plethora of funny, sexy & hot situations=Check and Check and triple checked.
The list is simply endless!.
Andrea and Eva were born to write, each are so talented and have produced fabulous books on their own. But put them together and what you get is PERFECTION.
Hard Edit is a phenomenal book, one that will be HARD to match and Impossible to forget.
5 GRADE A+ STARS!!!!
Andrea Smith is a USA Today and Amazon Best-Selling Author of the G-Man Series! She has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre, she is able to infuse laughter throughout.She self-publishes Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sensual Romance with a paranormal twist. She also writes New Adult Romance, and has recently collaborated with Author Eva LeNoir on two M/M Romances, with the third to be released in September 2016!
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