Monday, June 1, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Better Be Sure (Harrison Campus #1) by Andy Gallo and Anyta Sunday


Better Be Sure by Andy Gallo and Anyta Sunday

Series: Harrison Campus #1

Publisher: Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday (Self Published)

Release Date (Print & Ebook): June 1, 2020

Length (Print & Ebook): Print - 242 pages, 

eBook - 60,000 words

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Subgenre:

"Better Be Sure" is a sweet, slow burn M/M romance with a heart-pounding HEA. This New Adult, college, opposite sides of the tracks novel can be read as a standalone and in any order.


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Orphan Jackson Murphy just staked his legacy on a bet.

Holy shit, his impulsive ass is in trouble.

Bring a guy to the fraternity formal? Pfft. Easy. Won’t be him getting kicked out of the house.

So what if his luck with guys on campus has been shitty? Ed Knowles is Jack’s winning ticket.

Tall, handsome, hardworking—and he doesn’t go to Harrison. One serendipitous meeting, and sparks—and coffee cups—are flying.

But with every stolen look, every secret kiss, every clandestine touch Ed becomes more than just an answer to a bet.

And these cloak-and-dagger meetings that set Jack on fire? They mask one tiny, enormous obstacle: Ed’s not out.

What does Jack do now?

Hold on to his legacy… or his heart?

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"Better Be Sure" is a sweet, slow burn M/M romance with a heart-pounding HEA. This New Adult, college, opposite sides of the tracks novel can be read as a standalone and in any order.





My Rating - 4.5 Stars!


Better Be Sure is the first book in the Harrison Campus series by Andy Gallo and Anyta Sunday. And I love it all! If you like closeted college romances, add this book to your list.

The story starts with a bet, which is annoying, but is definitely on par for college kids. And of course, is the driving factor for the angst.

Ed and Jack make a great couple, but struggle with a lot of things. Ed's firmly in the closet with no plans no leaving it, setting up for some fantastic angst. They have to deal with their own issues, as well as issues that are forced upon them. There's definitely an antagonist who you'll hate, which also ups the entertainment factor.

The closeted nature of Ed just makes me sad. His reasons are completely understandable, making it tougher to stomach. I love the way that Ed, a townie, falls for the frat boy, Jack. This is one of those elements I always enjoy in a romance, and it's pulled off in an excellent manner.

The author perfectly captures the college years, reminding me often at how young and inexperienced these young men are. It all feels realistic and genuine. The frat dynamics seem to be accurate and the pressures and stress are definitely well described.

Their relationship deals with virginity, bullying, and family issues, in addition to homophobia, expectations, and self-imposed pressure. One of biggest themes explored is that of loss, grief, and depression.

As for Jack and Ed, I just love them. Separately and together. Jack's an amazing guy who's understanding and wonderful to Ed. And Ed's a sympathetic character who grows a lot by the end. Their story's emotional and memorable.

Better Be Sure is a gripping and impressive romance. It has a lot of heart, and is worth a read. The writing is good and includes some great secondary characters.

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What authors Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday say about this release:

We want readers to enjoy a good, new adult romance with two MCs who help each other overcome what’s holding them back from finding love.


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Release Blitz Teaser:

Before the kid could pass, someone bumped him hard enough to knock him off balance. Unprepared for the contact, he watched his much needed caffeine and sugar splatter over the floor.

“Oh fuck, sorry.”

Jack twisted around, a fire in his eye that cooled off instantly. Tall Hot Guy quickly shoved his phone in his pocket, looking totally cute as he gawked wide-eyed at the mess he’d caused. The flush of red to his cheeks had Jack staring. “It’s all right.”

“Oh man, I’m so sorry.” Casting about for a place to put his bag, Tall Hot Guy settled on the counter and started snapping up napkins by the handful. He bent over to spread them on the tiles, and the waistband of his dark blue boxers peeked above his jeans. Jack’s gaze lingered a moment.

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About the Authors

Andy Gallo

Andy Gallo prefers mountains over the beach, coffee over tea, and regardless if you shake it or stir it, he isn’t drinking a martini. He remembers his “good old days” as filled with mullets, disco music, too-short shorts, and too-high socks. Thanks to good shredders and a lack of social media, there is no proof he ever descended into any of those evils.

Andy does not write about personal experiences and no living or deceased ex-boyfriends appear on the pages of his stories. He might subconsciously infuse his characters with some of their less noble qualities, but that is entirely coincidental even if their names are the same. And while Andy leaves the hard sci-fi/fantasy for his alter ego, Andrew, in his mind a touch of the supernatural never derailed a good relationship.

Married and living his own happy every after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories. He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days raising their daughter and rubbing elbows with other parents. Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child.

Connect with Andy:

Website: www.andygallo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/andygalloauthor


Anyta Sunday

A bit about me: I'm a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love. Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries. I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, and Thai.

Connect with Anyta:

Contact: http://www.anytasunday.com/about-anyta/

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You can also find Anyta here:

www.anytasunday.com

For information about new releases and freebies, follow her on BookBub:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/anyta-sunday

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Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of Better Be Sure (Harrison Campus #1), the authors are giving away 3 e-copies of Better Be Sure and 3 e-copies of a winner’s choice of any Anyta Sunday book. Must be 18 to enter and win, open internationally.

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