This was a real feel good funny and I suspect intensely personal story from Kate beautifully written and edited thanks Fen ALL the characters were wonderfully warm and believable well everyone
This was a real feel-good, funny and I suspect intensely personal story from Kate, beautifully written and edited (thanks Fen). ALL the characters were wonderfully warm and believable...well, everyone except that workaholic Max, but we can’t all be perfect, can we?? 4.5 stars, and a big smile from me.Owen Barnes, or to give him his literary nom-de-plume Owen Black, is wasting his time away writing stories and waiting tables in a coffee shop until the day he strikes lucky with his YA story. That day arrives, and his agent (Max) advises him to change his surname AND keep his sexuality a secret…after all, being gay COULD potentially affect his sales and neither Max nor his publisher Squire wants that...tough if Owen doesn’t like it, every aspect of Owen’s life is taken over by the agency, and he feels almost like a whore, selling himself to promote his first book, even though all he wants to do is concentrate on writing the second.Owen has not been lucky in his relationships; in fact his last serious lover Carl gave Owen a very nasty infection indeed, so for the last 2 years it’s just been Owen and his right hand. One evening at a book reading/signing of his latest book, Owen is approached by a young girl Abigail and her very handsome escort Magnus, who turns out to be Abi’s uncle. One thing leads to another, and Owen and Magnus agree to meet for coffee after the signing, and start a tentative friendship starts which could hopefully lead to something more.Owen’s bestie Ryan and his hubby Sameer are thrilled to bits for Owen; the only spanner in the works is that Owen is not to be seen in public with a boyfriend, heaven forbid that he should have an actual relationship with someone of the same sex!! The social media gossip would be working overtime; there would a frenzy of activity...surely?? WHAT. EVER. Owen is not allowed to even contemplate that, he’s been out of that closet since the age of 14, but he has to go back INTO the bloody thing for the sake of his writing career. Owen is not a happy bunny, not a happy bunny AT ALL, but what can he do, the agency has him by the balls...or do they?? Magnus has introduced him to his family but is getting unhappy at the lack of action on Owen’s part, and when Max expects Owen to mentor a new female writer, Becky, that the agency is trying to hook, things go seriously off the rails. I’ll leave you to discover what happens by reading this seriously good book yourselves, enjoy...oh and these may figure in the story somewhere, hehe. Popular Blowing It Author Kate Aaron am Kindle Being famous sucks.All Owen Barnes wanted to do was write, but with success comes than just literary award nominations His new relationship with gruff, gentle Magnus Cassidy is at risk, and Owen isn t going back into the closet without a fight.When a photo circulating online threatens his squeaky clean image, Owen seizes his opportunity to lash out, not realising he Being famous sucks.All Owen Barnes wanted to do was write, but with success comes than just literary award nominations His new relationship with gruff, gentle Magnus Cassidy is at risk, and Owen isn t going back into the closet without a fight.When a photo circulating online threatens his squeaky clean image, Owen seizes his opportunity to lash out, not realising he s hurting the man he s doing it all for.Can Owen find a way to reconcile his public and private lives, or has he already blown it Contents passive tops and slutty bottoms, bitchy best friends, bad jokes, sexy underwear, an excess of beards, and a smattering of angst May contain nuts Word Count 83,500 THE BLOWING IT SERIES BLOWING ITBALLS UPBOTTOMS UP Expected release Autumn 2016 Spin off Ryan s Story DOM ON THE SIDESUB ON TOP Expected release May 2016. Born in Liverpool, Kate Aaron is a bestselling author of the 1 LGBT romances What He Wants, Ace, The Slave, and other works.She holds a BA Hons in English Language and Literature, and an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, and is an outspoken advocate for equal rights.Kate swapped the North West for the Midwest in October 2015 and married award winning author AJ Rose Together they plan to take over the world.. Good Ebook Blowing It DNF @ 68%No ratingI may come back to this some day, but I made a resolution to stop being so anal about finishing books that I'm lackluster about and this is one of those books.I'm not in love with either of these characters.The story is uneventful.The dialogue is great and Aaron seems to have a feel for portraying characters in relatable situations. I will read something else by her, but if I have to read anymore publishing antics and/or the daily life of a writer I'm going to LOSE. IT.Last, but certainly not least, do not be fooled by this amazeballs cover. The MANTIES are scarce.Sad day when Cupcake realized the scarcity of said MANTIES. Sad day indeed.