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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Blowing It by Kate Aaron

Blowing It by Kate Aaron
Gay Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Croft House (February 22, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Blowing It

Owen Barnes never expected writing to make him rich, much less with a YA novel written for a bet. Being nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the most prestigious award a children’s author can win, is a dream come true. But Owen’s newfound fame comes at a price, and not just changing his surname to Black.

Gruff, gentle building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is the first man to catch Owen’s interest in almost two years. Owen’s agent, Max, might be trying to control his image, but Magnus sees the real Owen: the eyeliner, drainpipe jeans, and sexy underwear, not the Young Conservative in a tweed jacket Max is turning him into.

When a photo of Owen and Magnus appears online, just weeks before the Carnegie ceremony, Max starts damage limitation. Out and proud since he was fourteen, Owen isn’t going back into the closet without a fight, and he refuses to let his agent erase Magnus from his life. Encouraged by his friends, Owen lashes out, not realising his behaviour could hurt the man he’s doing it all for. Can Owen find a way to reconcile his public and private lives, or has he already blown it?


The story itself was a bit silly but I enjoyed it. I think it was the characters that made this one interesting and compelling. Always knew where the action was taking place. She did a very good job with keeping the setting clear and alive. The two main characters were fun and I liked them both from the get go. Supporting characters as well. I think characterization is Ms. Aaron’s strength. Well written. Can’t find fault with the writing. The book was also free from typos and errors.

I adored this light-hearted, sweet and at times funny story. Owen & Magnus were real, flawed and endearing characters that captured my heart. I couldn't put the book down as I had to see how they would make things work and get their happy ending. I laughed, smiled and enjoyed this wonderful novel!



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