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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Bru Baker Tall, Dark, and Deported (Dreamspun Desires #31)


1) I adored this book from beginning to end. The writing and the characters kept me happily entertained.
2) Tall, Dark, and Deported drew me in from the first page where the author skillfully set up the conflict that allowed the main character to completely change his life at the end to follow his heart. In many books, that shift feels unreal, but, even though it isn't obvious at the beginning (more skill), you realize it made sense all along. The two romantic leads sizzle together, and the witty repartee, funny internal dialogues, and amusing situations filled the pages, and made reading effortless and compelling. There was enough sex to be hot, without it being so overblown, graphic, and boring that I wanted to skip pages. The 9 in character development came from the all-to-common writing of the "good guys" as all good, and the "bad guys" as all bad. It would have been nice to make the former love interest into less of a villain and more of a complex character, for example. Overall, extremely enjoyable, and I will look for more by Bru Baker.

Bru Baker Tall, Dark, and Deported (Dreamspun Desires #31)
Gay - Romantic Comedy
Series: Dreamspun Desires (Book 31)
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634776836
ISBN-13: 978-1634776837
Amazon: Bru Baker Tall, Dark, and Deported (Dreamspun Desires #31)

Crossing the border into love.

Snap decisions and misguided ideas bring Portuguese national Mateus Fontes and businessman Crawford Hargrave together at the Canadian border crossing.

Mateus is caught in a catch-22. With his almost-expired tourist visa, entrance to Canada is denied, but the US won’t let him back in either. Crawford thinks he’s solved things when he tells the border agent they’re engaged, and it works—except now they have to actually get married before either of them can get back into the United States. But Crawford has been burned by marriage once, and he’s determined not to make that mistake again.

Neither of them expects real feelings to bloom out of their fake marriage, but they do. And the two of them have to learn how to be honest with each other to make things work, which is especially hard when their entire marriage is based on lies.



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