Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Model Boyfriend by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick

Model Boyfriend
by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 10th, 2018

Blurb: 

A powerful contemporary romance set in the fast-moving world of international modelling.

What’s it like dating one of the most beautiful men in the world? A man whose face is on every magazine and ad campaign?
Not as much fun as it sounds, as Anna Scott is about to find out.

Retired from rugby at the age of 33, injured and bored, Nick is given the chance to enter the high stakes world of fashion photography as a model.

But behind the glittering fa├žade lies an ugly reality: drugs, alcohol, all the deadly sins, and people willing to sleep their way to the top.

It’s a tough life and tougher on relationships.

Nick needs to learn to navigate the treacherous path quickly or risk losing it all—including the woman who has become his reason for living.

In this glamorous world, there is no room for error. Being a MODEL BOYFRIEND has never been harder.

Can nice guy Nick find his way through, or will he be tempted to risk it all? Because the one thing he despises is failure.
He’s a lot more than a pretty face. 

This story continues where UNDEFEATED left off, although it can also be read as a stand-alone story in its own right.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40550491-model-boyfriend

Buy now:
Amazon US https://amzn.to/2so22PD
Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2HaxJAk
Amazon World relinks.me/B07DFFPY3K
Free in Kindle Unlimited


About the authors:

Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player whose career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had several major injuries that nearly ended his career just as in Undefeated, the amazing collaboration with Jane.
Currently he is a Personal trainer living in Cheshire, UK, and has an online fitness program: Fear Nothing Fitness.

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Jane is a best-selling author of compelling, thought-provoking contemporary romances. Her first collaboration with Stuart is UNDEFEATED.

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My review:

The story of Anna and Nick continued. How awesome is that?! I was really excited about this sequel and it did not disappoint. This book was as well-written and detailed as the first one and felt equally as realistic.

The Story:
With Nick’s retirement from rugby ended a big chapter in his life and he has a hard time accepting this change and finding a new purpose. Nick had always been in control with his tight schedule, he knew the ins and outs of his job just to find himself now so very lost and bored at the age of 33. When the door to another world opened for him it brings a lot of adjustment for him and Anna. Will their love survive another rough patch and will Nick be able to save himself from the downward spiral that his life has become?
'After today, he was on the outside. If he ever came back to visit, he'd be the one watching all the action, but no longer part of it.'
Thoughts:
The pace was rather slow but I had the feeling as if there was a lot of real life experience in this book and since real life can be slow at times I think it was okay that the story wasn’t rushed. So keep in mind that this is not a fast paced story. But if you’ve read the first book, you’ll probably expect that already.
'If I'm not Nick Renshaw the Rugby star anymore, who am I? What's my purpose?'
I liked that the characters showed us their flaws and that they weren't perfect. Similar to the first book they struggled with common relationship issues and everyday kind of problems that we all face in real life in one way or another. They also still had communication problems which had them unnecessarily doubting each other’s feelings. Doubt, not voicing one's concern and assuming can lead to dangerous misunderstandings in any kind of relationship and those problems definitely had the characters jumping through hoops.
'If he was honest, not knowing who or what he was, it scared him.'
There were some very sweet and affectionate moments and I even laughed out loud a time or two but the side characters like Brendan really gave the story some pep and the finishing touch.
'Advice given years earlier only makes sense when your experiences have made you wise enough to truly understand what it all meant.'
Although I suppose you could read this book as a standalone, I’d advise to read the first one anyway because it's were Nick and Anna's story began and you shouldn't miss out on it.
I loved this book and really enjoyed reading it though like the first one it was almost like reading a biography instead of fiction. So, you have to decide for yourself if you like that kind of books or not but I’ll make sure to get myself a signed copy of this beauty at the next book signing event. =P

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by the author. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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