Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book Blast: M/M ~ Treble Maker by Annabeth Albert ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast: M/M ~ Treble Maker by Annabeth Albert  ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Annabeth Albert
Book Name: Treble Maker
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Kensington
Cover Artist: Cora GraphicsB

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On Perfect Harmony, the ambitious competitors heat things up on stage and off…

Cody Rivers is determined to be a rock star, but couch-surfing between bar shows gets old fast. Joining an a cappella group for a new singing competition show could be his last chance at real fame—unless the college boy from the heart of the country messes it up for him. Lucas Norwood is everything gothy, glittery Cody is not—conservative, clean-cut, and virginal. But when a twist in the show forces them together, even the sweetest songs get steamy as the attraction between them lights up the stage. Lucas wants to take it slow, but Cody’s singing a different tune—and this time it may be a love song…

Pages or Words: 100,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

The bass singer was gay. Cody wiggled his hips in an exaggerated move that always got him company on dance floors, waited a beat, and ... there. Right on cue, the curly-haired singer gave him another sidelong glance.

A straight dude might grant Cody the occasional double take because, yeah, it was damn hard to ignore Cody's style of fabulousness. Today, for example, the style gods had smiled on him—his hair was the perfect combination of deliberate spikes and casual falls, the silver specks in his eyeliner complemented his studded leather belt, and his red skinny jeans showed off his ass. So when the bass’s double take had turned into something more like a quintuple take, Cody knew what those lingering glances meant. Knew it despite the fact that the bass looked fresh off the farm, all wholesome and rosy-cheeked and wearing a tie/sweater vest combo perfect for performing in a church choir.

Crash. The bass missed a step, sending a speaker skidding across the stage. One of the camera guys groaned. On second thought, maybe the bass hadn’t been checking out Cody. Maybe he had trouble controlling his big blue eyes the same way he had trouble controlling his big-assed feet.

Whatever the dude was, he was screwing up Cody’s big break. Twitchy farmer boy and the rest of his all-boy group had screwed up multiple run-throughs of the opening number for the new season of Perfect Harmony. No one would notice Cody’s singing if the other groups kept crashing into one another and losing the chorus. He’d worked damn hard to earn this solo, and he didn’t need farmer boy messing it up with his clodhopper feet that kept tripping over thin air.

Mari's Review:

*** ARC provided to me via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

I love Annabeth Albert's books, ever since I read Resilient Heart I've been a fan of her writing, and Treble Maker just cemented that fact! 

What a fantastic book this was! I loved every minute of it, even when I sort of wanted to slap both characters sometimes when they were being stubborn. Both Cody and Lucas were so lovable, but they were really set in their ways, determined to stick to the things they believed in for the most part, and yet equally determined to make things work between them for the time they got to be together.

Lucas was my favorite right from the start. He's sweet, selfless and loyal, and wants to please his parents for supporting him so much after coming out to them, so he's intent on remaining a virgin until he marries. He was also very headstrong, and comes to conclusions (not always the right ones) very fast. He's steady and reliable and just what Cody needed even if he hadn't realized it.

Cody was obstinate, determined to succeed and willing to do just about anything to do just that. He's self-centered and much of a player, just living for the moment, thinking he doesn't need anything else until he meets Lucas and slowly falls for him. 

The story is written in Lucas and Cody's alternate POVs, which makes the book richer as we get to read what they are both experiencing as the story progresses. The writing is flawless, as always, and full of emotion as both boys navigate through the a capella contest, their growing feelings for each other and their own personal growth as they realize what it's worth fighting for and what they both want for their future. Definitely a book I recommend and one I intend to read over and over!

Rating: 5 Singing Stars!!!

About the author:
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

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  1. can't wait to read this book...added to my wish list!

  2. Cant wait for this!!! Love Annabeth Albert's other books!

  3. Can't wait to read this! Thank you for the chance! :)

  4. Adding it to my list can't wait to read it!! And thank you for the chance at this awesome giveaway.