Knave of Broken Hearts – Love in Laguna #2
Bookreview / August 10, 2015

Knave of Broken Hearts is part 2 in the Love in Laguna series by Tara Lain, one of my most favorite authors. In part 1 we met Billy and Shaz, who despite their differences found each other and fell in love head over heels. We also met Jim Carney as part of Billy’s work crew and this second book tells the story of Jim. Jim ran away from home at age 16, escaping from his very controlling and homophobic father. Since then he has made his own way in life, working in construction wherever he could. Finally he ends up working for Billy Ballew and he admires him a whole lot. When Billy finally came out as gay, Jim admired him even more and he is very happy for Billy and Shaz. This second novel starts just after the wedding of Billy and Shaz. They are leaving for their honeymoon and Billy asks Jim to be his construction supervisor and take over for him while he is gone. Jim is honored, but a bit nervous about so much responsibility. Part of the new job is a physical exam and Jim goes to see the doctor, only to run into the…

Knight of Ocean Avenue – Love in Laguna #1
Bookreview / May 25, 2015

Knight of Ocean Avenue is a book by Tara Lain and I LOVE this book. Very very romantic from beginning to end, totally relatable characters and so very well written it was a pleasure to read it. Billy Ballew is 25 years old and has no idea he is gay until now. A disaster in the dating area, more worried about his parents, putting his sisters through college and coaching his Little League team. So whatever could be wrong with him then? But when his sister is getting married, he meets Shaz or Chase Williams, an up and coming designer and stylist who is very gay in every sense of the way. Shaz thinks Billy is the most beautiful guy on the planet, but he will never be seen with a major queen like Chase Williams. Even if Billy turns out to be gay, he will surely want someone else who is more like him. Or will he? Secretly Billy admires Shaz in the greatest way, but does he want to be seen with a flamboyant gay man like that. What will his parents think? Or the people he works with in construction? Billy is busy starting up his own…