Double Takes by K. Vale ~ Review by Caroline

A sweet, easy and make you smile story from a new author to me.

21519858Title: Double Takes

Author: K. Vale

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Ah, the life of a rock star. Everyone thinks it’s nothing but sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Not for Giovanni Savale.

For the lead singer of Three Deaf Mice, a band that reached its pinnacle in the late nineties, it’s nothing but an ugly divorce with a custody battle, money trouble, and now the nightmare exposure of starring in a reality television show. When his producer decides to cash in on an infamous interview Gio did years ago, and give the self-confessed bisexual rocker an onscreen boyfriend, things really hit the fan. Gio is certain his sexual experimentation back in his drug-abusing days meant nothing — after all he’s been married for nine years, clean and sober for nearly as long, and he has a son. And Gio is not remotely attracted to Kyrie, the funny, flamboyant actor they choose for his love interest. Of course, Lance Garrett, the mysterious and sexy owner of the local antique shop, Double Takes, is a whole different story. The guy has Gio planning out a future he never imagined. With the threat of losing all custody of his ten-year-old son, ghosts from the past returning for revenge, and the cameras rolling, can Gio keep his head above water and his heart from getting broken?

My View

Giovanni Savale is the lead singer of Three Deaf Mice. In the middle of an acrimonious divorce from a woman he never should have married he feels like his life is going down the pan. Trying for a more stable home life so he is around for his son the band are not going to tour for a year, instead they have signed up for a reality TV show.  When the shows ratings fall the producer has the bright idea of giving the audience a look at Gio with a new love interest. Stemming from a flippant comment made years before about being bisexual the new love interest is to be a man.

The man in question is acting wannabe Kyrie who is sweet, funny and very flamboyant….not what Gio would want in a partner if he ever really fancied a man and their ‘dates’ are stilted and uncomfortable at first. Getting back at his soon to be ex wife he decides to sell all the designer label items she has left at his home. When he walks into an antique shop and meets the owner Lance he is faced with possibility that maybe the bisexual comment was not that far off the mark.

Gio soon realises that he needs to get out of his contract with the reality show and I think that happened a little too easy. There is an obvious chemistry between Lance and Gio but he has to sort out his ex wife, keep custody of his son and not have a pretend boyfriend if they stand any chance. Lance will also need to be honest about the secrets he is keeping if they are both to remain safe.

All the characters are easy to like. There is a little angst and a lot of sweet with some hot moments thrown in. I read this without reading the first book and it was easy to follow but I will be going back to read Book 1 now to read more about Alex and Chance who you meet briefly in this story.

Buy Links:

Liquid Silver Books
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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