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Beach Balls by Tara Lain

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Beach Balls by Tara Lain

Book Info

Book Series
Balls to the Wall (Book 3)
About the Author
Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly ménage and male/male, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her handsome heroes. A lifelong writer of serious non-fiction, Tara had the first novel she ever wrote accepted for publication in 2011. She’s now on book 37 and counting. After an exotic life of travel all over the world and work in television, education and advertising, Tara settled in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and opened her own small marketing business. She paints, collages, and started practicing yoga “way before it was fashionable”. Passionate about diversity, justice, inclusion and new ideas she says on her tombstone it will read, “Yes”.
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Publication Date
May 08, 2017
Available Formats
ePub, Mobi, PDF
Read an excerpt at Dreamspinner Press.
Adam James is so far in the closet he could find Narnia. As an attorney for the homophobic WMA Development, he can’t come out without risking the million-dollar paycheck waiting for him once they push their big land development deal through the city council—money that will finally allow Adam to live according to his own terms. Then, on an early morning scuba dive, Adam meets a tall, lean rebreather diver named Sky who makes him want to hug a tree.
 Sky Sea Mickeljohn stands for the environment, world peace, and being openly gay. He won’t compromise his principles for anyone—even the damned lying developer lawyer he can’t help lusting after. True, the WMA land development deal could put thousands of people at risk, but Sky still wants to risk his heart. In the fight between freedom and integrity, is there a place for love?

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Love via Octopus
Book three in this fun series takes a decidedly different turn.  Sky and Adam are two previously unknown characters, and there is only the slightest mention of one previous character in the series, so this is definitely a standalone that won’t leave you feeling like you’ve missed anything if you haven’t read the other two books.
Sky was altogether different than I was expecting, and I love when that happens!  As a PhD ‘whale-kissing’ environmentalist, I was ready for a shy, somewhat taciturn character, but instead got a passionate, determined, unafraid of anything character that really clicked with me.
Adam, from whose point of view the story is told, is a lawyer working with the old school homophobics.  I truly thought he would take the lead, but instead, he was the one that was the significantly more reluctant character.
The story is straightforward, plot clearly spelled out from the beginning, making it an easy, lighthearted read.  The chemistry is and yet is not strong.  I didn’t connect with the two as they circled around each other, but once sexy times started, flames shot through the roof!  The secondary characters are varied and interesting to say the least, but Carly is certainly the standout, creating intimacy through brotherhood.  
I also enjoyed the elements included regarding the environment and protecting it.  It was political without coming across as politics, and it allowed for significant character growth while placing the same ideas firmly in the mind of the reader. Nicely done, Ms. Lain!
In the end, I was not as thrilled with this as the previous two, yet still thoroughly enjoyed myself and am glad I read it.  Rating it at 3.5 stars, I definitely recommend giving it a go and taking a walk through a relationship that starts with a dancing octopus.

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