Blog tour stop, review, interview, excerpt and giveaway: Love You Senseless by Susan Mac Nicol

Synopsis:

One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire. 

THE MEN OF LONDON 
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love. 

A TASTE OF FOREVER 
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since. 

Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.

Book Title:   Love You Senseless: Men of London

Author:  Susan Mac Nicol
Publisher:   Boroughs Publishing Group
Book Length:  160 pages
Genre:  Gay, Romance, Novel


Denise’s Review:

I
am going to take a moment and fangirl (just sit back and relax). Months
ago, Ms. Mac Nicol posted in her FB group a picture, starting a contest
to name the restaurant that would be featured in her new series, Men of
London. Something in that moment captivated me. I’m not sure if it was
the picture, the challenge of the competition (which I did not win,
sadly), or just her description of the location and characters that were
swirling in her head. Nonetheless, I was instantly taken with the idea
of this series, and on more than one occasion, I might have asked
Sue “when is this coming” in a not so whiny voice. She would ever so
patiently answer me, and I would be relieved for a short time until it
was time to ask again–usually when I needed a jolt on a book.

So,
needless to say, when this book came out, I immediately jumped on it (I
have already learned not to pre-order because it clearly does not help
the author’s rankings, and I want them to get the best ranking
possible!). Unfortunately, I was in the middle of another book I needed
to read for a review, and had to wait three whole endless days–once
again, I was deterred from reading another Susan Mac Nicol book–it is
as if the universe has decided that delayed gratification will help me
here, which is NOT true. 🙂

Anyway,
how about on to the review? I was not disappointed in Love You
Senseless, at all. It was everything I had been clamoring for and more.
Gideon, with his painful past, and his tough as nails attitude, combined
with his current sensory deprivation challenges made me fall in love
with him immediately. Eddie, well, he was just plain fun, and a perfect
offset to Gideon.

I really enjoyed
these two characters, and their interaction was just fantastic. Eddie
was such a fun loving character (watch for an interview with Eddie later
this month), and was able to bring joy back to a dark character such as
Gideon. They were truly the epitome of “opposites attract” and with
that, they hit the perfect blend of spice, fun, and heat in the bedroom
(and the kitchen-shhhh, don’t tell the health examiner).

An example of Eddie’s rather fun point of view:

“Eddie
was sure one of them (abstract paintings on the wall) was a picture of
an elephant with an erection, with a dwarf riding on his back. Gideon
had spluttered with laughter when Eddie had innocently blinked his eyes
and imparted that little gem of wisdom.

I
thoroughly enjoyed the journey with these two men, as I do so often
with a Susan Mac Nicol book. There is never a lack of men who are hot,
and a hot mess at the same time with one of her books. I love living in
Ms. Mac Nicol’s world where all the men are in love, looking for their
HEA, and finding it in the most unlikely of places. I emailed Sue as I
was reading LYS, and she sent me this back: “Just wait until you meet
Taylor and Draven. And Leslie and Cameron.” Uh oh, looks like we are in
for a ride, and certainly one I can’t wait to be on!

Final
determination is 4.5 pieces of eye candy, and a “can’t wait for more of
these Men of London” flag that is flying. Grab the book and get on this
train!


Author Interview:



What is your favorite hobby:



Well, it used to be writing ☺ Then I started doing this for a living of sorts and you know what? It’s still writing. I’m not a sporty person so I don’t play any sports, I love to swim when I can but I’m not fond of indoor public swimming pools and I’d rather have my own. That’s not something you can generally do in England…



So for me, both to relax and keep myself and my mind busy, I choose writing. Of course, I’m a HUGE reader too and when I’m not writing, I tend to be reading works by some great authors in my chosen genre.



What is your favorite place to travel-have traveled or would like to travel:



I loved visiting the States back in 1999. I did a whistle stop tour which included New York, New Orleans, Disneyworld in Florida and Kentucky. My favourite city was New York, it was such a thrill to walk down Fifth Avenue and attend a show on Broadway. Next would by New Orleans. I walked Bourbon Street, went down to the swamps in a small paddle boat, saw alligators and had dinner on an enormous steam paddle ship. I’ve also visited Romania and seen Dracula’s Castle and been to the deserts of Tunisia.



I’ve always wanted to go to Machu Picchu in Peru, as I love all things ancient and historical I’m not sure I could handle the weather or the bugs and insects though. I’m not at all fond of creepy crawlies.



What is your favorite recipe-the thing you love to cook just for yourself and/or loved ones:



Aha, since writing a book about chefs, restaurants and cooking, everyone asks me this. And I shall tell you a secret. I’m not into cooking. At all. I’m one of those people who can live on a sandwich, fried egg on toast or a microwave meal. My family are the chefs and they are the ones who inspired me to write Love You Senseless and include two sexy chefs falling in love. However, in my defence, I prepare a mean Mexican dinner of fajitas, guacamole, salsa and all the trimmings. So that’s probably what you’d get if I was cooking.



What is your favorite thing about Gideon-what do you love the most:



Gideon is strong and protective. He’s a good soul at heart despite his grouchy demeanour. I love his capacity to admit the feelings he has for Eddie and admit that he actually does need someone. He’s been so busy pushing people away, trying to deal with things on his own that to see him let his guard down is just perfect.


What is your favorite thing to dislike about Gideon-that one thing that drives you most crazy:



It would be the fact that he tries to do everything on his own, shoulder his grief and torment by himself. It’s a character trait I share and I know exactly how it feels putting on a strong face to the outside world while bottling everything inside. There’s an inescapable truth to life- I think we all need someone to share the sorrows and the ups and downs and I don’t think any man is an island destined to stand alone in a sea of self


R-Rated Excerpt



Flynn leaned forward and kissed him, stopping his words and Anthony groaned softly in the back of his throat as their lips met. His hands pressed into the back of Flynn’s head, as his tongue slid wetly into his mouth. Flynn felt his need for him in the way he kissed. If truth be told, he was feeling extremely horny himself tonight.

It wasn’t the first time they’d made love since he’d been taken by BTK. He’d needed Anthony’s closeness in the following days, his intimacy to try and keep away the memories of being tied down to a table or a bench and threatened with rape and death. Sex with the man he adored was a great distraction.

Their kiss grew in intensity and Anthony’s hands strayed over his backside, pulling Flynn onto his lap, their hardened cocks pressing against each other. Flynn pressed back, his hands impatiently tugging Anthony’s shirt out of his trousers. Anthony stopped his assault on his mouth to look at Flynn with darkened eyes.

“Hell, tesore mio , you taste so good.“ His words tailed off as Flynn stroked his stomach, feeling the hardened muscles of his abdomen as he finished the job he’d started, unbuttoning the shirt completely and sliding his hands across his lover’s broad chest. Anthony groaned softly.

“So do you,” Flynn murmured against his mouth. He chuckled softly as Anthony’s fingers slid under his loose tee shirt and caressed his nipple, one of Flynn’s really needy erogenous spots, which caused him to take a deep breath at the sensations that touch was causing.


Author Bio:
Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little
treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated,
there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…
She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason.  
She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.
Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots.
In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a
little while, good things happen to good people.

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Email:  susanmacnicol7@gmail.com
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