Review and Giveaway: Live For Love by T.M. Smith (All Cocks Book 5)

Blurb:
Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby.

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.

The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?

Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s.

Where To Buy:
Smashwords || ARe || Amazon US || Amazon AU || Amazon DE || Amazon UK

Review:
This was a wonderful story and a great addition to the All Cocks series. I wanted William and Beau’s story pretty much since I finished reading the previous book in the series. This book wound up being so much more than I originally thought. At the end of the last book I so wanted to know Beau’s secrets and why he can’t be with William. But oh man I didn’t picture what wound up being the reasons! Ms. Smith handles the topics of both HIV and surviving the loss of a lover carefully and compassionately.
I adored Beau. He is by far one of my favorite characters in the series so far. I loved how strong yet how broken he was at the same time. He overcame so much but gave even more to those around him. He was constantly making sure others were taken care of. It was great seeing him get those back from William. Especially when all of the secrets and past were revealed. The back and forth with Beau and if he should trust William or not and if he should pursue a relationship was powerfully written. Those emotions came out clearly in the book and I felt them with Beau.
William was a fantastic character. He acted more mature than his age; however his life experience lead him to that kind of personality. He cared so much for Beau so quickly. I enjoyed watching him fall for beau. His love envelopes him slowly but also completely. The way he reacted when he found out about Beau’s status was so well done. That scene is amazingly written with William’s internal thought process and how he feels coming out of the page.
Their ending is so wonderful I loved seeing them committed to each other and on track to spend their life together. Plus the way the All Cocks family rallied around them was so sweet. I liked the little tease of who I hope will be the next couple in the series. And if they’re not then I need that story soon please!
Stars:
Four and a half

Teaser:

About TM:
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

Author Contact:
Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter || Goodreads || Pinterest || Youtube

Tour Stops:
July 1: Multitasking Momma, Sik Reviews, Love Bytes
July 2: Happily Ever Chapter, Making It Happen, Cathy Brockman Romance, Foxylutely
July 3: Bike Book Reviews, The O’Raven Chronicles
July 4: Wicked Faeri’s Tales and Reviews, All In One Place, Triple A, Gay Media Reviews, Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast
July 5: MM Books Escape, Jessie G Books, Divine Magazine, Purple Rose Teahouse, MM Good Book Reviews
July 6: Bayou Book Junkie, Smashingly Bookalicous, Diverse Reader, Molly Lolly, Open Skye
July 7: Two Book Pushers, Inked Rainbow Reads, Prism Book Alliance, Sinfully Gay Romance

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