Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ever The Same by @ batortuga @ dreamspinners @ PridePromo #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE #CONTEST

Ever The Same, B.A. Tortuga, Dreamspinner Press
Audie Barrack is in it up to his elbows with a sick calf when his son’s school calls. Seems Grainger has gotten into yet another fight. When he walks into the principal’s office, he’s shocked to find his son has been fighting with a little girl named Randi.

A little girl with one blind dad and one dad who recently passed away.


Dixon has lost his sight, his career, and his husband. Thank God for his brothers, Momma and Daddy, and his little girl, or he would simply give up. The last thing he needs is for Randi to start trouble at school, especially trouble that puts him in contact with another dad who might expect him to be a functional human being.

Dixon is struggling to live as a blind man, Audie is terrified someone might see he has a closet to come out of, and everyone from the school to both men’s families is worried for the men and their children. Unless they get themselves together and commit to change, neither of them stands a chance.

Duke hopped down to meet his boy, licking Grainger’s face. Poor kid. Audie’s mom was gonna have a fit when she saw her grandson with a black eye.

Of course, kids healed quick. Maybe they’d just beg off dinner over there tomorrow night, go have pizza in town….

He grinned at the little voice in his head that sounded like his momma. Coward.

Yeah, yeah. Still. If he worked it right, he wouldn’t see her until she came to pick Grainger up for Sunday school….

“Daddy! Can we have ice cream?”

Well, that settled it. He knew what they were getting on the way home. “Sure, buddy. Just a small one, huh?”

“Yes, sir. I’m sorry about pushing Randi, but she’s real mean, and she hit me.”

“She’s got a tough row to hoe, kiddo. Her daddy is blind, did you see?” That was a good start to a conversation, and he hoped Grainger might find a little understanding.

OMH, the feels I got while reading this book!! Welcome aboard the emotion express, from sadness, to laughter, to awww, to anger, to big sigh of happiness with a healthy dose of wow scorching sex.

Audie is a single dad and a cowboy through and through.

Dixson is a musician who has not only lost his partner but his sight as well.

The kids may have brought the men together, but love will give them the strength to stay together.

This book pulled me in right away. The author has a wonderful storytelling voice that brings her characters to life on the pages. The relationship is beautifully built through their interactions with the kids so it has a solid foundation. I enjoyed reading the development between Audie and Dixson, it's not rushed, but grows organically because of mutual respect and desire.

There is a large cast of secondary characters that added to the story and give it that "real" feel. The author does a great job of writing the kids. The way that they speak and act is on par with how children should act and speak at their ages.

I am hoping for a story about Dan, Dixson's brother, because who doesn't want a story about a sexy military man with a wicked sense of humor.

Brilliantly written story, that this reader never wanted to end.

RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  This book was given to us by the author through Pride Promotions. Many thanks. 

Dreamspinner Press

Author Name: BA Tortuga

Author Bio:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has headed to the high desert mountains. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

Where to find the author:


Twitter: @batortuga




Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Christy Caughie


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