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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Block and Strike Kelly Jensen


1) Excellent pacing, well-rounded characters, and while the subject matter is not light and fluffy, it is handled well and believable, and the writing is so addictive I had trouble putting the book down.
2) Excellent! Possibly the best new novel of the season! Writer Jensen tells a story with ease. A+
3) "I was drawn into this book, hook line and sinker, since the phrase "Shruggy McShruggerson shrugged." The author writes so well, pulling you in with witty remarks and snappy comebacks, engaging characters and smart dialogue, breathless sexual tension and riveting sensuality. Nothing felt forced or unrealistic. Oh, the feels. So many feels. Can't count how many times I cried, laughed out loud, and aww'ed. Loved this."

Block and Strike Kelly Jensen
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635332281
ISBN-13: 978-1635332285
Amazon: Block and Strike Kelly Jensen

Jacob Kendricks is three months out of prison, estranged from his daughter, and ready to get his life on track. Taking care of the bum curled up on his doorstep isn’t part of the plan. When he realizes the man has been assaulted, Jake takes him to the hospital, where he learns that Max is his downstairs neighbor… and that he could really use a friend. Keeping Max in the friend-zone would be easier if he wasn’t so damned cute.

Maxwell Wilson has been bullied for years, and the only person who ever cared lives too far away to come to his rescue. Now his upstairs neighbor is offering support. Max remains cautious, suspecting he is little more than a project for the handsome Jake. When he learns Jake has had boyfriends as well as girlfriends, Max has to reevaluate his priorities—and muster the courage to take a chance at love.

Just when a happy future is within their grasp, life knocks them back down. A devastating blow leaves Max lower than ever and Jake wrestling with regret. They both have to find the strength to stand on their own before they can stand together.

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