Author ~ Nico Jaye
Series ~ Heartsville
Published ~ 27th October 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Theater manager Teddy Carbone's life has gone pretty much according to script... until now.
To his surprise, Teddy finds himself co-owner of the Oasis Theater with Carter Monroe, a corporate shark who's looking at him like he's chum in the water. Being in charge of the theater is one thing, but having to deal with Carter and his demands is another. With Carter's proposed plan to sell the Oasis looming, Teddy must convince Carter the theater is worth saving. When Teddy introduces the bright, bold world of the stage to Carter's cold, all-business lifestyle, though, he soon comes to recognize that the Oasis might not be the only thing he has a chance to save.
“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.”
Unscripted by Nico Jaye is the second 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. While each book can certainly be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the series in sequential order as there is some overlapping when it comes to the characters of this loveable town. Welcome to Heartsville’s gayborhood!
Teodoro “Teddy” Carbone has suddenly found himself the co-owner of the Oasis Theatre, a place he’s been a part of for nine years. With the death of the owner who was Teddy’s mentor and friend, Teddy is now in charge of a theatre that means the world to him. He’s ready for the responsibility as he understands what the Oasis means to the inhabitants of Heartsville. When Teddy approaches Carter Monroe, the other appointed owner and nephew of his deceased friend, he is taken aback to discover that Carter does not have the same aspirations for the Oasis Theatre. He wants to sell it and move on. It’s up to Teddy to convince the aloof and cold corporate shark that the theatre is worth saving and sometimes it is absolutely alright to make decisions based on your heart.
This was a sweet and sexy tale where things move rather quickly between our two protagonists. Carter is one to go after what he wants and Teddy just so happens to be in his line of sight after they meet. Watch and see how Heartville’s resident theatre stage manager finds happy with a businessman who needed a little light and color in his world. Definitely a feel-good quick read that is all about making your heart happy.
All in all, Unscripted is a fun, angst-free tale that left me smiling. It did end rather abruptly in my opinion but it still turned out to be an enjoyable read. 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 and passion.
Connect with Nico Jaye
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
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Release Date: 28th October
Clique by Jayden Brooks
Release Date: 29th October
Bloom Box by Cate Ashwood
Release Date: 30th October