REVIEW: Fade In by V.L. Locey

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Length:34,000 words approx.

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Tales Of Bryant Series 

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Will Devon and Caiden discover that their new love is a wrap after the filming ends?


Weddings, champagne, and slow dancing. It’s a lethal combination and one that has led film student Devon Maxwell into one awkward predicament. Brought in at the last minute to help his friends Isamu and Brian during their Bryant Park wedding, Devon was not prepared for Caiden Dell to sweep into his life. The spark of attraction between him and the hip film executive was instantaneous. That spark led them right into Caiden’s big bed for a night of pleasure that Devon will never be able to duplicate no matter how many takes life gives him.


To make things even more complicated, Caiden offers the recently vacated job of office intern to him. He’d be a fool to turn down an offer to work at Budgie in the Dell, the hottest LGBT film production company in the Big Apple. Looks as if Devon’s hopes of working in film are about to come true. He’s ready for days filled with tiring shoots, long hours, and irate actors. He just never dreamed his nights would overflow with passion, laughter, and whispers shared with a gorgeous, older lover.

USA TodayBestselling AuthorV.L. Locey– Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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Just the facts:  Sweet M/M romance with a bit of angst

This novella is an adorable story. Fast found love doesn’t mean it’s easy to say aloud!- Kinzie Things

My thoughts bit: Devon and Caiden begin an “affair” with a night of passionate sex. But … there are complications. Devon is a student with some emotional scars from his father’s homophobia, and he doesn’t want anyone to pave the way for him. Caiden knows that in the past he’s fallen for men too quickly and he has an unwanted tattoo of an ex-husband’s name on his arm to prove it.

So… they spend a night together and it’s fantastic then they find themselves spending another and another. Devon is clear… he doesn’t think that what they’re doing is going to be a great love affair… until maybe he doesn’t think that anymore.

Matters get complicated when Caiden offers Devon a job as an intern at his film company. As a film student, Devon can’t pass up an opportunity to work on a film set. the new job adds to Devon’s feelings of discomfort with the relationship and the power imbalance.

I found that I really cared about these characters despite the fact that this was a novella. Locey did a great job of setting the feel of the main relationship. I was surprisingly emotional towards the end of the novella. I didn’t expect that! I was fully invested in Devon’s feelings! It was great!

You could read this as a stand-alone, but it’s probably even more enjoyable to be swept along with the series!


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I received an ARC of Fade In by V.L. Locey via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an unbiased review.


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