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Believing Blue

Manchester Ménage Collection, Book Three

Nicole Colville

M/M Romance

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Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Design www.bookcoverbydesign.co.uk/

Release Date: 04.21.16

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synopsis

Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?

Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.

Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.

Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.

When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined.

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excerpt

Kellan gritted his teeth together and stood up. “I won’t leave you like this.”

“Get the hell out!!” Valentino gripped the base of his nose, rubbing it gruffly. His eyes snapped shut, but not quickly enough.

Kellan spotted the misty glimmer in them. Whether his tears were caused through sheer frustration or sadness, it didn’t matter. Kellan couldn’t leave. He’d have to be forced from the house by an armed response team. “No!” Kellan held his shoulders firmly. “I won’t leave you.”

“God-damn it, Kellan.” Valentino’s eyes flew open, and Kellan’s hands were thrust from him with a jerk. “You’re such a pain in the arse.” He leaned forward, almost hissing his words out against Kellan’s lips. “Why don’t you just leave me alone, huh? Why do you continue to push me when I don’t want it?”

Kellan’s body brushed against Valentino’s firm flesh, and he cursed himself for responding so quickly. “Don’t lie and say you don’t want me here when I know damn well what you want.” Kellan didn’t really know for sure, but there was a heat and need between them which couldn’t be ignored anymore. Valentino needed him, and Kellan was willing to hand over whatever he could to fulfil that need.

Valentino turned those teal green eyes on Kellan’s, a soft growl spilling from his lips. “You’re a fucking tease! A tease, Kellan.”

Kellan was about to come back with a response, like how he had no idea he’d been teasing Valentino, but he was halted by two hands on either side of his head and Valentino’s mouth being forced against his. He stopped breathing, too stunned to act. Valentino had his face clasped tightly to his, those full lips hitting Kellan’s hard and fast, his tongue licking and seeking entrance inside.

A white hot shot of lust spiked through his body and every thought other than being against this writhing, sexy man disappeared. Kellan grabbed hold of Valentino’s hips, rushing him up against the wall and taking ownership of his mouth with a grunt.

Valentino bit down on his lip causing Kellan to pull back. As soon as they separated, Valentino had the upper hand and was spinning him around, holding him against the wall and spreading his thighs open with his knee, rubbing up against the hard length of Kellan’s cock. Despite knowing he could easily restrain Valentino and take control back, he didn’t want to. He wanted this from him. “You know what I want?” Valentino breathed out through their kisses. “You want to give me what I need, Kellan?”

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I got a glimpse of Blue in Discovering Dalton so I knew I was in for a treat, but holy hell I didn’t expect Blue to be that funny!

During a snow storm while working for the Mountain Rescue, Kellan stumbles across a bad single car accident. The driver of the car, Stuart is trapped and badly hurt. With help from Milo and Dalton they are able to keep Stuart comfortable while waiting for emergency services to get to him. Because of the bad storm it takes the ambulance close to three hours to get to Stuart. Kellan talks to Stuart to take his mind off of his injuries, learning about the mans partner Valentino.

Unfortunately, Stuart isn’t able to survive his injuries and Kellan has to deliver the news to Valentino. Valentino is an Italian painter who battled depression and agoraphobia. When Kellan meets Valentino something calls to him, as the months go on Kellan continues to check on Valentino and the two form a fragile friendship.

Needing a change of scenery after the accident, Kellan leaves the Mountain Rescue and becomes Dalton’s new partner. While meeting Dalton and Milo for lunch Kellan accidentally bumps into Blue and a serious of unfortunate, hilarious events ensue.

With Blue and Kellan butting heads at every opportunity things start to heat up between Kellan and Valentino. Valentino saw what his illness did to Stuart and he decides he can’t do that to Kellan and breaks things off with him.

After witnessing a break in at Living Ink, Blue and Kellan start to spend more time together realizing that there first impressions may have been way off. Kellan and Blue start a tentative relationship, going slow and getting to know one another when Blue starts modeling for Valentino.

As Blue and Valentino get to know one another Valentino tells Blue about the man he let get away and Blue encourages him to reach out to him and let him know how he feels not knowing that man is Kellan. After receiving a text from Valentino, Kellan shows up to confront him about it and let him know he can’t walk away from Blue, when Blue walks out do the studio all the pieces fall into place. Can Blue and Kellan help Valentino work through his grief without losing themselves? Can Valentino overcome his fear and love again?

This books is equal parts sad and hysterically funny. Nicole Colville takes you right to the edge of so sad you just want to curl up in a ball and sob and pulls you right back to laughing your but off in minutes. I think without all the comedic touches of Blue this would have been a tough read, but the sadness was beautifully written and the comedy was funny without being tactless and insensitive. I’m sure it was difficult to write, but wow she nailed it!

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morgan reviewWow, what a really good read. Lots of crazy different emotions throughout the whole book. The story flowed well and I never lost interest. This was my first story by this author and I wasn’t disappointed.

I have never encountered another character like Blue. He was a pretty hilarious individual and I never knew what to expect with him. He has a very sharp tongue that can cut you before you blink. He was really quick to jump to conclusions and I found myself gritting my teeth and wanting to shake him more than once. He’s so insecure and going through so much emotionally and I think that fueled his reactions a lot. He did grow on me and I adored him by the end of the story. He brought so much to the relationship. He was the absolute perfect match for Kellan and Valentino. He’s a one of a kind person, that’s for sure.

Kellan was my favorite in the trio. I loved his personality. He was such a sweet guy with a huge heart and he always put others before himself. I felt like he got the short straw in a lot of the situations though, and that hurt my heart for him.

Valentino is an Italian artist with lots of emotional and anxiety issues. Dealing with the sudden loss of Stuart, his long time partner, has debilitating effects on him. I cried for him more than once. I was so proud of him for finally facing his issues and coming out a stronger person.

All three men in this story are very different and compliment each other perfectly. Each one brought something significant to the relationship. I loved getting to
know each character inside and out and the author brought each one to life beautifully. The passion between them is scorching and the sex is off the charts hot.

Blue’s family was a trip and I caught myself laughing out loud more than once. The secondary characters brought so much life to the story. I can’t wait to check out the other books in this series and find out how the other couples came together. I will definitely read more from Nicole.

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MANCHESTER MENAGE COLLECTIONS

SAVING SAMUEL, BOOK 1

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deanna reviewI am a huge lover of m/m/m so I was excited to dive in to this series and Nicole Colville did not disappoint!

Danny, a fire fighter and Milo, a police officer have been together off and on for six years. Milo is closed off emotionally and Danny needs to hear “I love you” which Milo hasn’t done. Milo will only top and is not willing to even try bottoming for Danny which becomes a big issue in their relationship. After not hearing from Milo for two weeks while he was on holiday with his family, Danny decides they need to end the relationship for good. Danny thinks that after six years if they weren’t able to make it work they never will. Milo isn’t so sure about that and he’s not ready to call it quits because deep down he does love Danny.

During a routine fire Danny rescues what he thinks is a scared woman from a burning abandoned building. When he goes to the hospital to check on her he finds out from the nurse that she is a he named Samuel. While waiting for Samuel to wake up Milo shows up investigating the fire and tries to talk to Danny about their relationship. Danny cuts him off and demands that they only speak to each other about work and nothing personal. Milo sees the way Danny looks at Samuel and demands to know if he has feelings for him. Milo tries to explain to Danny that this is a pending investigation and that they must remain neutral, to which Danny rolls his eyes.

Once a scared Samuel wakes up he tries to run, he has to stay one step ahead of the people after him. Danny catches him running from the hospital and takes him to his house to recover and help keep him safe. One morning while Danny is at the store Milo stops by to talk to him and spooks Samuel. Milo is furious that Danny has been hiding Samuel from him.

The two come to blows and Milo decides to stay at Danny’s to help watch over Samuel and so the two can talk. As Samuel gets comfortable with Milo the three settle into a comfortable routine making Milo realize that Danny was right, there had been something missing in their relationship. As the three embark on a new relationship together, problems from Samuel’s past start to surface ripping Samuel away from Milo and Danny. Can Danny and Milo get to Samuel in time?

I really loved this story. Especially how all their different personalities meld together. Milo is very stoic and serious, not very demonstrative with his feelings while Danny is very caring and tender. Samuel is run by emotion, he’s very caring and kindhearted and enjoys taking care of his men.

The plot was well throughout and engaging. The story moved along at a steady speed never getting boring or stagnate. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.

I loved how bringing Samuel into the mix gave both Milo and Danny something they had been missing which in turn allowed them to appreciate their relationship and the new relationship with Samuel. At no point did the author gloss over Milo and Danny’s issues, which was as good to see. As a trio they confronted the issues head on and dealt with them. I so loved this book and can’t wait for the series to continue.

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DISCOVERING DALTON, BOOK 2

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deanna reviewI was really excited to dive in to this book because I enjoyed Saving Samuel so much. How is it possible that I love Dalton, Liam and Troy even more than Samuel, Danny and Milo?!?

Dalton has discovered his wife of 10 years in having an affair, with this realization comes about 30 pounds of added weight because Dalton is eating his feelings instead of confronting them. Milo steps in and takes Dalton to his gym, Aspire to help the man rebuild his confidence.

Liam, the owner of Aspire and consummate King of one night stands lives with his foster brother Troy. Liam believes he gets everything he needs but sex from his relationship with Troy, so he goes to hookups and leans on Troy for his emotional support. Troy is a tattoo artist who owns Living Ink and is always looking for the love of his life. Troy want to love and be loved, beyond ready to settle down and always devastated when Mr. Right-Now turns out to be a frog instead of Prince Charming.

Dalton can’t catch a break in his personal life. First his wife leaves him, and then his father becomes ill. When Dalton’s wife leaves he is forced to really take a look at his life and decide who he is and what will make him happy. A panic attack at Aspire has Dalton looking at Liam in a new light. As the two embark on a no strings attacked journey of self discovery Dalton realizes he may not be as straight as he has always thought and Liam realized he may be willing to be tied down to one man if that man is Dalton.

Meanwhile, Dalton’s father passes away and he realizes life is short and to stop putting everything off. Dalton decides to get a tattoo in remembrance of his father. The atmosphere is electric the minute Troy and Dalton meet. Dalton has never met anyone who has made him feel like that and Troy is almost too scared of being hurt again to even test out their connection.

Dalton thinks he may have something real with Troy so he has to talk with Liam and see what his feelings are. Liam has made it clear he is only available for something light and fun, nothing resembling permanent. After a blow up Liam and Dalton go their separate ways. Liam realizes he loves Dalton but he doesn’t think he can have that without giving up his relationship with Troy, as dependent as it may be.

One night Troy and Liam decided to meet at a bar for a drink and happen to run into Dalton. As the three of them realize what has been going on they need to decide whether or not they want to be in this together or continue on the way they are too scared to make changes. Can Dalton be the one thing that each brother has been searching for? Can Troy and Liam finally admit that they love each other in more than a brotherly way?

I love how different each of their personalities are and how well the meld together. Liam is a hot head while Troy is quiet and soft spoken and Dalton is stronger than even he thinks he is.

I really wanted to hate Dalton’s wife but I couldn’t. She really did love Dalton and want him to be happy.

I love that even when Liam is the least emotional of the three he was still able to comfort Dalton when his dad died. I love that Troy has found the love and security he was looking for with both Dalton and Liam.

The story was fast paced and entertaining. I found myself looking at my Kindle at 68% through it and was equal parts happy and sad. Happy and excited to continue on and find out what happened and sad because it was almost over. This one will definitely go on my re-read list!

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meet the author

Welcome to the home of bittersweet M/M romances which will leave you craving more

Nicole grew bored being a supermodel genius who worked part time for NASA, and decided to take a break from helping solve the mysteries of the universe with Stephen Hawkins to write m/m romance.

She has a loving relationship with her hubby of twenty years, and has achieved a lot in her short life considering she’s only eighteen. She has fourteen dogs of all different breeds, plus twenty cats, and when she’s not tending to their every need, and solving complex math problems, she loves to sew and can be often found knitting in the garden, which she maintains all by herself with her magical green fingers.

Finding time to make all of her own clothing and master the kitchen better than Gordon Ramsey, she’s also a vegan domestic goddess and can often be found cooking up a storm bare foot in her kitchen.

Okay, so that’s not true, especially the cooking part, though I do tend to be bare foot and I swear like Gordon does while burning my latest creation — and I still think NASA will be getting in touch. Any day now!! *crosses fingers* I could sooo do that job because I’m so obviously awesome, but until they do…

I’m a full time author of M/M Romance and Erotica, and somehow I have several bestselling books under my belt. I’ve been writing for four years, and I self publish all my work under Hidden Pleasures Publishing along with my amazing team of helpers in the form my cover designer Kellie Dennis, editor Jessica McKenna, and all of my beta readers and PA’s.

I’m a wife to my beloved hubby and mother to two young girls, and I do in fact have two cats who I adore, but no dog, as the hubby put his foot down. I live in Leeds in the North of England and I love it, despite the terrible weather.

My men are all seeking what everyone is, true love mixed with passion and their own happy-ever-after full of laughter and tears.

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Comments

  1. Ooooh these are on my TBR list. I love Manchester so hope there are loss of little details about the city!

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