Blog tour #review, excerpt, and #giveaway – Young at Heart by Kay Ellis

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Title: Young at Heart
Author: Kay Ellis
Length: novella
Genre: LGBTQ, MM, romance, gay romance
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

Synopsis

Devon Alexander is a wealthy successful businessman. The world is his oyster. In his work life he is decisive and in control.

His private life is another matter.

 

There, he doesn’t know if he’s coming or going in his on-off relationship with Jesse Young, an unemployed aspiring model half his age.

Can Devon and Jesse overcome the obstacles and outside influences standing in their way? Can they leave behind their own fear and mistrust? Or will they be their own worst enemies?

Buy Links

Amazon UK | Amazon AU | WIP | B&N | ARe

Review

This was a wonderfully real story of flawed characters that was dark and sweet at the same time. I loved every minute of it, despite my many attempts at slapping Devon across the face. At times, I had to wonder who was the kid in the relationship, Jesse or Devon. Then again, it is their flaws and past trauma that makes them both so genuine, so relatable.

Devon is used to doing as his mother tells him, and that behavior impacts all his other relationships. It is why he is so easily swayed by his best friend and why he cannot make up his mind to be with Jesse or end it with the young man. On the other side, Jesse has even more severe childhood trauma to deal with and because of his lack of a support system to get over it, his actions are often misinterpreted. Circumstances, events, and people play against these two, and yet somehow, you can’t do anything but hope they will make it through.

I made the mistake of starting this story one evening, thinking I would read for a bit and get some sleep… Yeah, no such luck, I stayed up late till my eyes got hazy and woke up at the crack of dawn to finish it. I would recommend tissues, but then again I cry easily, All in all, a must read story and hats off to Kay Ellis!YoungAtHeart-waywardink-smallpreview

Excerpt

Devon pulled down his shirt and straightened his tie before bending to retrieve his underwear and trousers. Once dressed, he lifted his hands to his head, checking his hair. Vain, maybe, but he had an image to protect. All the while, he covertly watched Jesse tuck his rather impressive manhood into tight white boxer briefs and zip up the fly of his jeans. Jesse
glanced up to catch Devon watching and a smug smile spread across his handsome face.
“Shit, did we even lock the door?” Devon asked suddenly, trying to remember if there had been time to turn the key in between Jesse walking into the office and them ending up sprawled half-naked across the desk. Emily, his personal assistant, was terribly efficient, but she was a shy, quiet girl and he hardly dared think what effect it would have on her if she saw
Jesse in all his glory. “What if Emily had come in?”
“She wouldn’t have,” Jesse said confidently.
“Really? What makes you so sure?”
“I told her not to.”
Devon narrowed his eyes, not sure he liked the thought of Jesse giving orders to his staff. The last thing he needed was Jesse getting ideas above his station. Devon would be a laughingstock if his much-younger boyfriend started throwing his weight around like he was the one in charge.
“What did you say to her exactly?”
“I told her not to come in because I was going to fuck you hard over your desk,” Jesse replied with a smirk.
“I sincerely hope that’s meant to be a joke.”
Jesse looked at him, assessing his change of mood. There was a sudden gleam in Jesse’s velvet-brown eyes and Devon smothered a sigh, knowing he was about to be lied to. Such were the consequences of taking a man twenty years his junior as a lover. Jesse was Young in name and young in nature. Fortunately for both of them, his good looks and sexual prowess
generally outweighed his immaturity.
“Of course it was a joke,” Jesse said, flashing his most disarming smile, the one that made women and quite a lot of men melt whenever they saw it. “You know I wouldn’t do anything like that, Dev.”
Dev. Nobody had ever called Devon that before Jesse. In the press and business life, he was Devon Alexander. To family and friends, plain old Devon. Only Jesse got away with calling him by the abbreviated form. Privately, he quite liked it when Jesse called him Dev, although recently he had come to realise the shortened version of his name was used most
when Jesse either wanted something or was trying to wheedle his way into Devon’s good books after doing something wrong.

Giveaway

Prizes: 1 x $20 WIP Gift Card and 1 x ebook copy of Young at Heart

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About the author

Kay Ellis lives in rural Oxfordshire in the UK, where she’s mum to two beautiful daughters. From an early age, she has written stories, with a sole readership of one – her mum, Sylvia. In 2013, someone suggested Kay enter a competition on national television to find a new ‘racey reads’ author. Much to Kay’s surprise, she made it to the final three, and although she didn’t win, the high praise received for her work gave her the confidence to start submitting to publishers.

When not writing, Kay enjoys reading, eating out and the theatre.

Social links

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