Author ~ Piper Vaughn
Series ~ Heartsville
Published ~ 26th October 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
To save his bookstore from closing, Mark Werner realizes it’s going to take a miracle—like getting reclusive, best-selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing.
After their disastrous last encounter, Mark doesn’t hold up much hope Shepherd will agree. Shepherd’s never made a single public appearance. In fact, Mark wouldn’t even know what he looks like had he not accidentally discovered the sexy stranger he’d been flirting with for months, aka “Tall-Dark-and-Grumpy,” was also his fanboy obsession.
But desperate times call for desperate measures. If Mark can convince Shepherd, it’ll be a major coup in the book world and might just save Bookmarked from sinking. Too bad Shepherd won’t reply to his e-mails. Yet Mark didn’t earn the reputation of having a “sunshine-and-rainbow-fart” personality for nothing. He’ll do whatever it takes to get his man… and hopefully not make a fool of himself in the process.
“Welcome to the gayborhood! In the cozy town of Heartsville, the streets are lined with trees, the shops are full of friendly faces, and happily ever after is just around the corner. Come get to know the boys next door – naughty, nice, and everything in between.”
Bookmarked by Piper Vaughn is the first book in a five part contemporary MM romance series which is a collaborative effort by five authors. Each novella is written by a different author and will feature a different couple. The authors involved in this project introduce us to Heartsville, a town with a thriving LGBT community. As the series progresses we will get to meet some of Heartsville’s inhabitants and business owners. Welcome to Heartsville’s gayborhood!
Twenty-eight year old Mark Werner is the owner of Bookmarked, an independent bookstore on Market Street which is the main area in downtown Heartsville. He’s proud of his business but will be the first to admit that he is struggling to stay afloat. He’s afraid that his bookstore and all that he has worked towards will go under and be yet another casualty of the convenience of internet shopping. If the circumstances do not change in the near future there is no way Mark will be able to continue with Bookmarked. In an effort to generate more business, Mark decides to hold an author signing and hopes that best-selling author, Shepherd Knight, will respond to his request to attend. The truth of the matter is that Mark is not holding his breath. Not after their disastrous first encounter where Mark acted like a gushing fan-boy and Shepherd acted like a first class ass-hat. Will Mark win over the reclusive author who has never attended a book signing with his “sunshine and rainbow fart” personality?
This was a tender, sweet and sexy tale as we watch the two men go from an antagonistic type of situation to something more. Something neither one of them expected when they ventured down the road of harmless flirtation and lust. I loved watching Shepherd battle against his social awkwardness to make an effort with the gorgeous bookstore owner. There was something just so endearing about both characters that had me rooting for them. Definitely a feel-good quick read that is all about making your heart happy.
All in all, Bookmarked is a fun, angst-free tale that had me smiling from start to finish and left me happily sighing in romance lala land. I am looking forward to the remainder of the novellas in this series and can’t wait to see how more of Heartsville’s residents succumb to love.
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Welcome to the gayborhood! In the cozy town of Heartsville, the streets are lined with trees, the shops are full of friendly faces, and happily ever after is just around the corner. Come get to know the boys next door—naughty, nice, and everything in between.
Name of Series: Heartsville – These books can be read out of order, and each book can be read as a standalone. However, note that more enjoyment may come from reading them together because of cameos and shared locations.
Length: Novella. Approximately 20,000 words each.
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Bookmarked by Piper Vaughn
Release Date: 26th October
Unscripted by Nico Jaye
Release Date: 27th October
Another Shot by J.H. Knight
Release Date: 28th October
Clique by Jayden Brooks
Release Date: 29th October
Bloom Box by Cate Ashwood
Release Date: 30th October