Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Paper Airplanes by B. Harmony
A Perspective Series, Book 2
The silver screen has always been my gold standard of romance.
But sometimes you just need a change of pace.
Surely even I can handle a few months of casual fun without falling head over heels.
I’ll never know unless I push the envelope.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A quick job closer to home and then I’m out of here.
I have no intention of letting anyone clip my wings.
With the equivalent of Fort Knox around my heart, not even a sexy bear can tear it down, right?
Paper Airplanes is book 2 in the Perspective Series. Featuring two men who most definitely do not understand how to navigate casual relationships, schoolyard forms of communication, meddling friends and family, a golden ball of fluff with a completely legitimate name, and a guaranteed HEA. Although this may be read as a standalone, the series is best enjoyed in order.
Special Release Excerpt:
I jerk awake to the shrieking “shine bright like a diamond” repeating continuously from my phone. Fuck me. I really need to learn how to put my phone on silent during the week. Tyler is going to kill me one of these days. Seriously, thirty-two is too early of an age to die from cardiac arrest.
I take a second to allow my heart rate to return to a reasonable pace before rolling over and reaching for my phone to silence his custom text tone. The screen lights up with a barrage of messages from him. I swipe open the screen and navigate to the messages icon to read what drama is in store for me today.
Tyler Denison: *teddy bear emoji*
Tyler Denison: Teddy Bear, are you awake?
Tyler Denison: Wake up. It’s an emergency.
Tyler Denison: Damon?
Tyler Denison: Damon!!!!! Please…
Tyler Denison: *crying emoji* *praying hands emoji* *crying emoji*
It’s physically painful to avoid rolling my eyes as I read the increasing dramatics of his text messages. I’m not entirely sure Tyler knows the meaning of the word emergency since he got engaged to Chance. They just recently set a date, and he’s already become the epitome of every bride you see on WE TV.
Me: Tyler, it’s 4 a.m. What could you possibly need right now?
Immediately, my phone starts ringing in my hand, announcing an incoming call from Tyler. I swipe the screen to answer, “Hello,” my voice still rough with sleep.
“Oh, thank god!” Tyler cries. “I think Chance wants to call off the wedding.”
His sentence brings me out of my half-sleep state of mind. I was not expecting those words to pass through his mouth. There’s no way that’s true, but if I know Tyler like I think I do, he’s going to need some serious reassurance right now.
“I doubt it, but why do you think so?”
“I’m driving him crazy with all this wedding planning.”
“He’s not the only one,” I mumble.
“Teddy Bear, did you just sass me while I’m dealing with a crisis?”
MY REVIEW: “Paper Airplanes” by B. Harmony is book two in the “Perspective” series. The first book “The B-Side” was about Tyler and his new roommate Chance. It was quirky and fun… really funny and I enjoyed it. This second book in the series includes characters from the first book so it is best read in order.
Rhett is the kind of guy who is always on the go. At the beginning of this novel, he has just returned from a job after ages away. His life is the business he has created, his best friend Dyl and their moms.
Dyl asks Rhett to help out his friends with their business and Rhett finds himself attracted to one of the owners: Damon.
Damon is the polar opposite of Rhett. He’s big and burly, soft-spoken and steadfast, and he wants the complete Hallmark romance in his life.
There’s your set up for some sparks between two men who agree to keep things casual… and find that it’s not that easy.
What did I love about this book? In spite of the fact that this is a frequently explore trope in M/M romance, Harmony has chosen a wonderful path that’s pretty original. The title of the book: “Paper Airplanes” comes from the way these two main characters get to know one another. While working together in the office, they write on paper airplanes and send them across the office. I thought this was lovely and I’ve not read anything like it. I particularly liked the way the messages summed up the passage of time and the development of the relationship.
Rhett has been hurt in the past and has created a world in which he can stay independent emotionally, he doesn’t want to be hurt again and is determined to keep things casual. The problem is that his emotions sneak up on him… and he suddenly finds himself in a “relationship” that he can’t acknowledge because it’s a risk.
I really enjoyed Damon’s family in this novel. The banter was hilarious, and I got a real feeling of authenticity from Damon and his brother Jude. I love reading about realistic sibling relationships. The families in this book are all supportive of the main characters and that was a nice feature too!
There’s some angst in this book but it’s not overwhelming. Rhett has to make a lot of difficult decisions and learn to navigate his way through very unfamiliar territory. Damon is trying to balance his want for a perfectly romantic relationship with the fact that he may want a man who will always be a free spirit.
In addition to the story of Damon and Rhett, it was fun to catch up with Tyler and Chance from the first book. I won’t spoil the progress of their relationship, but things are continuing to move forward from the first book.
This was really enjoyable! I’m hoping there will be more to this series in the future. This book could be read as a stand-alone, but I would encourage anyone who likes the genre to read the first book. All the characters are well worth the read!
Enter the Giveaway:
To celebrate the release of Paper Airplanes, B. is giving away 2 e-sets of Perspective Series so far (The B-Side, Christmas Carols, & Paper Airplanes)!
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About the Author:
B. Harmony is a Texas girl with SoCal roots with a penchant for rock music and happily ever afters. She began her journey as a romance author after spending a year as a book blogger and bookstagrammer in the romance community.
She has been writing on and off for years, but it’s taken a bit of “forceful encouragement” to finally press the “publish” button and release the words into the unknown.
B. Harmony lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and two fur babies. She spends her free time drinking too much coffee, swearing, and reading & writing while simultaneously watching baseball.
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