Title: Sex, Lies and Wedding Bells
Author: EM Linley
Publication Date and Length: March 23, 2015 — 230 pages
Of all the tiny towns, in all the world, he walks into mine.
Texas native Kieran Quinn has hit the big time, working in Manhattan as a columnist for Gloss, a national literary magazine. He’s well-known for his snarky, sardonic columns, but deep down he’s more interested in exploring what makes people tick than his editor would like. He keeps his desire to find his own Mr. Right hidden under a sexy, carefree persona that favors champagne and underwear models of the male variety.
Jaxon Lang loves being the high school principal in tiny Buckwheat Springs, Texas after relocating from Austin to pursue his relationship with Danetta Archer, despite her reputation for leaving grooms at the altar. So far, he’s avoided examining the questions he has about himself, certain that marriage will put them to rest. Then Kieran arrives in town. Kieran’s charm and unique attitudes about sex and attraction soon challenge Jaxon’s concept of what—and who—he wants.
While covering the latest wedding of a real-life “runaway bride,” Kieran falls hard for the gorgeous—and supposedly straight—groom, Jaxon Lang, despite that ridiculous X. Then Kieran discovers the bride’s hiding a shocking secret.
I laughed, I cried and I forgot to cook dinner. This is a fantastic romantic comedy I found impossible to put down.
New York playboy journalist Kieran Quinn travels to Texas, following a story about real-life runaway bride, Danetta Archer. Jaxon Lang is Danetta’s most recent fiance. Kieran plans a mocking literary send-up of the deluded groom-to-be until he meets the most beautiful man he’s ever seen.
Beyond the initial attraction, urbane Kieran and high school principal Jaxon strike up an immediate rapport and an unlikely friendship. Problematically, Kieran only has a week to uncover the secrets surrounding Jaxon’s upcoming nuptials and he can’t seem to control his attachment to the groom.
I won’t say any more about the plot because I don’t want to give anything away. Both Buckwheat Springs, Texas and New York City are infused with character. The characters themselves are vividly drawn.
I fell in love with the lonely, slightly affected Kieran when he first forgot his model lover’s name. I fell in love with Jaxon as Kieran slowly revealed the beautiful, benevolent and slightly misued man.
This story is one of self-discovery and carefully placed trust. While the romance is sweet and gentle, the chemistry between Jaxon and Kieran is scorching hot.
Kieran was a player, but you couldn’t help but like him. He wasn’t happy in his work but was trying to make it right. I thought the author did a fantastic job with his character.
Jaxon was a great guy, he had no clue what he wanted in a relationship, I thought he was kinda weak in waiting to explore his feelings just before his wedding. The relationship that developed between Jaxon and Kieran seemed pretty realistic. The heartbreak Jason felt was shattering.
This was a good story, it had a weird twist with the bride and her issues, but still a good read.
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EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. Her Precious Gems series is best described as “Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone”—only gayer. The Delectable series is Gay Romance with Taste.
A Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.
She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others. Her books are available in print and e-book from Amazon & other book distributors.