Opportunity Knocks (Laissez Faire #1) by LD Blakeley ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Opportunity-KnocksTitle: Opportunity Knocks (Laissez Faire #1)

Author: LD Blakeley

Publisher: Evernight

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/03/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Laissez Faire, 1

Small-town security guard, Gill Martin, has lived in Mystique Pointe his entire life. His dating prospects are non-existent and he doesn’t particularly like his job, but at least it’s better than unemployment. Besides, he hasn’t got any better ideas.

Big-city artist, Tommy Hearne, knows exactly what he wants out of life: a successful art career and a successful relationship. He also knows that living in Liberty City is his best chance for pursuing both. Unfortunately, for him, neither of these pursuits seem to be panning out quite to his liking.

When Tommy and his misfit band of friends roll into town for the Laissez Faire, Mystique Pointe’s annual music & art festival, worlds definitely collide. A fiery tryst sparks more than just a lust connection, but what happens when the weekend is over?

Be Warned: m/m sex

My View:

I read opportunity knocks directly after reading only the second book I have given 1* here on Prism Book Alliance®. That other book came from the same publisher, so, needless to say, my bar was set pretty low for this one. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised by Opportunity Knocks by LD Blakeley. I believe this is my introduction to this author.

Tommy and Gill are cute together. Are they perfect? No. Is the book perfect? No. Does it suffer from the same lack of editing from which other books from this publisher suffer? Absolutely. However, Tommy and Gill are lovable. You want Tommy and Gill to make it work.

They start as a bar hookup while Tommy and his artist roommates are in Gill’s small town for work. Gill is deeply closeted, and a virgin. While the premise is a bit out there, from the first time Gill and Tommy lock eyes, you can feel the tension. As long as you focus on their connection, you will likely enjoy this story.

There was plenty of setup for the rest of this series included in this story. I need Matt’s story, of course. But there are a number of other characters who need some loving. I am interested to see how the series plays out.


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

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