Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Blog Tour: Double Dealing by Nicole Colville (Reviews+Giveaway)

Blog Tour: Double Dealing by Nicole Colville (Reviews + Giveaway)





Caught in a messy merger with the mounting pressure to close a multi-million dollar deal, business mogul Ryder Granger finds things are more hostile than the average takeover, but he’s not just interested in acquiring the lucrative Lyon coffee chain. He has an entirely more personal motive hidden beneath his cool exterior and designer suit.

Trace Lyon believes the merger with B&G could be the way out of the closet his strict Southern father keeps him locked in, but there’s one big problem. Ryder Granger is everything Trace wants, and everything his father despises. Two years ago, they shared one incredible night together, but despite the connection and the intense heat, both walked away.

With the deal falling through, Ryder brings an unexpected offer to the table — a more personal type of merger between the two rival families, one Trace is dead against. After all, an arranged marriage in New York in 2016… That could never work out. Taking control in the only way he can, Trace agrees to marry Ryder, but secretly plots to double deal both his father and Ryder. He just has to get this whole absurd wedding out of the way first and ignore how happy Ryder makes him feel.

There are questions he’s hesitant to ask, however. Is Skye a man or a woman? And, what does it mean that he doesn’t really care?

Previously published under the Confidential Encounters Anthology with 30,000 new additions to read.


*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Trace and Ryder met two years ago, and neither of them has forgotten about each other. Trace has a plan to get out from under the thumb of his intolerant father and claim his life back. Unfortunately for him, it seems Ryder is intent on railroading Trace's plans and taking over his life in order to merge their companies. Forced into a marriage, Trace plots a way to deal with both his father and Ryder and get rid of them once and for all, but is the marriage as fake as he thinks it is?

I liked this book when I read it the first time in the Confidential Encounters Anthology, but the additions made it even better.   

I loved Ryder and I actually felt sorry for him for how badly Trace treated him. He was a bit more cohesive with the Ryder than we saw in the Prologue, whereas Trace was nearly a complete opposite from his younger self. I didn't like Trace the first time around and I didn't like him in this version all that much either. Actually, I wanted to strangle him so many times. I warmed up to him in the end, though, because he actually made the effort to make things right and showed some growth in the end. And really, they were explosive together and fit well together both in and out of the bedroom, once Trace got over himself.

All in all, it was a great read! If you already read it in the Anthology, I suggest picking this up, as the additions gave the story more depth and we got to see more of their motivations and what made them act like they did. 

Rating: 4 Stars!

4 Stars!

Ugh. Trace makes me so mad I actually found myself smothering a scream or two into my pillow. I wanted to shake him like a rag doll. The first time I read Double Dealing (originally part of the Confidential Encounters Anthology) I liked Ryder but was annoyed by Trace. Now reading it again I have to say I absolutely love Ryder, love him to pieces. I, however, do not and I emphasize DO NOT like Trace.

Trace is the most wishy-washy king of mixed messages. For the love of everything holy, the man basically said he was falling in love with Ryder within the first 12 hours of meeting him. Then later he throws a fit at the idea of marrying a man (Ryder) he didn't know. He was begging Ryder to sleep with him and then 3 seconds after his orgasm, he was jumping out of bed mad because they could not do that again. His attitude towards Ryder just pissed me off. If I'd been Ryder I would have said "forget it" and just destroyed the company before walking away.

Yeah, this book is good, I won't deny that, but be warned it will most likely make you mad. It's full of steam and humor, angst and drama so it's definitely a wild ride. But as for characters I much rather have read about Ryder and someone else and not Trace.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Two years ago, Ryder and Trace meet in a bar and have a hot, one-night stand. They both feel a connection, and Ryder wants more than one night with Trace. Trace can't give him anything more. He comes from a southern family and has been groomed to take over the company from his father, who would never accept a gay son. Ryder has tried to forget Trace and can't move on, Trace is who he wants in his life. Ryder is working with Trace's father in a merger of their companies and it's not going well. Trace's father refuses to retire and allow Trace to run the company and Ryder makes one last ditch effort which he thinks will give both him and Trace what they want. Ryder proposes that Trace marries him, and Trace will lead the Lyon's division of his company. Trace's father accepts the ridiculous offer and is making plans for Trace to divorce within a year and then he can retain the head of the family company, get millions of dollars from Ryder and then marry an acceptable woman. The plan doesn't work as Ryder thinks it will because Trace is unhappy with an arranged marriage.

I liked Ryder. He went about things the wrong way, but I think he truly thought he was doing what was best for Trace. He knew Trace was unable to lead the life he wanted, that he had to do his father's bidding to keep him happy so he could maybe one day lead the company. Ryder knew Trace leading the company was best for both of them. What Ryder could learn to do is use his words more than his actions to show how he feels and then there would be less drama in his life. I didn't like Trace, at all. Well, I might have liked him in the epilogue but probably not before then. Trace acted like a teenager through most of the book and honestly, I wanted Ryder to just to walk away from him and find someone else. Seriously, at some point, you have to draw the line and just let go. I get it, Trace was unhappy to have his life dictated to him by first his father and then Ryder. But honestly, if he had used his big boy words, he could have had all his self-induced drama solved earlier. In reality, he wanted Ryder and wanted to marry him. He just refused to be an adult and make the difficult decisions for himself. He allowed his father to control him. He allowed Ryder to make the decisions for both of them. Then he refused to acknowledge that he was allowing himself to be a puppet.

Rating: 4 stars


Nicole grew bored being a supermodel genius who worked part time for NASA, and decided to take a break from helping solve the mysteries of the universe with Stephen Hawkins to write m/m romance.

She has a loving relationship with her hubby of twenty years, and has achieved a lot in her short life considering she's only eighteen. She has fourteen dogs of all different breeds, plus twenty cats, and when she's not tending to their every need, and solving complex math problems, she loves to sew and can be often found knitting in the garden, which she maintains all by herself with her magical green fingers. 

Finding time to make all of her own clothing and master the kitchen better than Gordon Ramsey, she's also a vegan domestic goddess and can often be found cooking up a storm bare foot in her kitchen. 

Okay, so that's not true, especially the cooking part, though I do tend to be bare foot and I swear like Gordon does while burning my latest creation — and I still think NASA will be getting in touch. Any day now!! *crosses fingers* I could sooo do that job because I'm so obviously awesome, but until they do... 

I'm a full time author of M/M Romance and Erotica, and somehow I have several bestselling books under my belt. I've been writing for four years, and I self publish all my work under Hidden Pleasures Publishing along with my amazing team of helpers in the form my cover designer Kellie Dennis, editor Jessica McKenna, and all of my beta readers and PA's

I'm a wife to my beloved hubby and mother to two young girls, and I do in fact have two cats who I adore, but no dog, as the hubby put his foot down. I live in Leeds in the North of England and I love it, despite the terrible weather. 

My men are all seeking what everyone is, true love mixed with passion and their own happy-ever-after full of laughter and tears.








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