Thursday, June 29, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ/REVIEW - The Shape of You by Felice Stevens

Title: The Shape of You
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2017


Too big. Too fat.
All his life Eric Sontag has judged himself on his size, believing love and friendship aren't in the cards for someone like him. Tired of being alone and scared of his doctor’s warnings, he enrolls in a nutrition support group, determined to change his life. When a beautiful thin man sits next to him, he can’t believe they have anything in common, but conversation between the two soon proves first impressions aren’t always what they seem.

Drifter. Loner.
Corey DeSantis has always been the scrawny waif; he’s tired of struggling with his art and with life. Scarred by the disappearance and death of his drug-addicted mother, he doesn’t wish for love, believing it will bring him nothing but pain in the end. Now his only hunger in life is his desire to paint…until a health scare and his mentor force him to attend a nutrition class where he meets a man who piques his interest. One drunken kiss later, Eric is all Corey can think about. 

The same, yet different.

An unlikely friendship is born with both men wanting more but afraid to listen to their well-guarded hearts. When Corey receives shocking news leaving him angry and helpless, it’s Eric he turns to, to help see him through, while a surprising career opportunity finds Eric leaning on Corey for advice. One night of explosive passion leads to a second and soon neither man can imagine a life without the other. Life is shaped by the challenges accepted and roads not taken but as Corey and Eric walk the path together, they’ll discover the most beautiful destination of all. Love.

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 Author Bio

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Sue

 4 Sexy Heels

 Where to start? There is so much more to this book than your typical love story between two men. This story is about REAL acceptance -- not only of others but of yourself. We learn that all the assumptions and presumptions we make about others cause us to stay in our own little bubbles and close ourselves off to even the smallest of beautiful experiences. Even those who seemingly have no problems, have some that are just under the surface. Corey and Eric meet at a nutrition class. Eric is a big and tall gay man. Corey is thin and Eric just doesn't understand why on earth this hot guy would ever need a class like this. Both men have their own demons and childhood issues to wade through in order to get to the other side of healthy body image and self-esteem. Although coming from different ends of the spectrum, they are so much more alike than they could ever know.

"How little Eric knew about human nature. And how easily one’s opinions could be changed in an instant, with a simple discussion casting the person in a different light."

Through their unlikely friendship, they learn to love who they are and know that they are worthy of love and of so much more. This book is a great read for everyone but also for someone who struggles with weight issues, feelings of unworthiness, and self-esteem issues because despite being fiction, there are lessons that we can all take away from these two men and those that surround them.


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