Monday, August 25, 2014

Business or Pleasure by Ashley Ladd

TITLE – Business or Pleasure---AUTHOR – Ashley Ladd---GENRE – Contemporary GLBT Erotica
         PUBLICATION DATE – August 22, 2014---LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 40,822---
                      PUBLISHER – Totally Bound---COVER ARTIST – Emmy Ellis


Guy Rogers is extremely attracted to his new realtor, Tom Beaudreaux. As a passionate vegetarian and animal activist,
he’s ecstatic that Tom is a kindred soul. He could never be with a carnivore. Unfortunately, Tommy isn’t really a
vegetarian or animal activist. He never said he was either, he just didn’t eat meat when he was with Guy. And maybe he
emptied his house of all meat and dairy products before inviting Guy over. In fact, Tommy’s family owns the most
popular barbecue restaurant in town and if his family has their way, he’ll manage the new location.
When Guy finds out that Tommy eats meat and his family owns a restaurant that is a monument to eating meat, he’s
livid and doesn’t know if he wants anything else to do with Tommy.
But then Guy’s life gets crazy –his dad’s paranoia blossoms into violent dementia, he gets arrested for picketing a doggy
mill, and then he winds up in even more legal trouble. When Tommy sticks by him through all his trouble and does
everything he can to help him, Guy wonders if he’s been too militant and narrow-minded. Perhaps he can learn to live
with people who have opposite views.

Character Bios

Please tells us a little bit about the main characters of your book:

Guy Rogers is an avid animal activist and vegetarian who unfortunately knows the inside of a jail cell too
well because of his beliefs. He’s been known to throw away his good pans when his father cooks meat in
them. He would love to find his special someone but he holds high standards. They must share his
values and beliefs.
Tommy Lee Boudreaux is a real estate agent who is happy with his career. However, his family is putting
pressure on him to quit the real estate biz and manage a new location of their restaurant, one of South
Florida’s most popular barbecue joints. So far, Tommy is holding up against the pressure and refusing
their demands. However, he’s not against partaking of a good barbecue sandwich or enjoying the blue
grass music and entertainment when he visits his family.


Gunshots rang out as they turned onto Guy’s street.
Tommy looked at him and mouthed, “Shit! You don’t think…?”
“I hope not. I don’t know.” Guy pressed the gas pedal to the floor and the car shot forward, fish-tailing.
Tommy fisted the door, hanging on tight. “I hope we’re wrong.”
Guy’s intuition told him he wasn’t. His knuckles turned white they held the steering wheel so tightly. Unafraid for
himself but scared for his dad, he pulled into his driveway and jumped out of the car, with Tommy close on his heels.
The woman next door ran outside screaming, tearing out her already tattered hair. She pointed at her front door.
“Your father’s shooting up my house and is holding a gun at my dad’s head. He’s going to kill him. You’ve got to do
Tommy yelled as he began dialing on his phone, “I’m calling the police.” As if on cue, police sirens blared in the
distance and grew louder by the second.
“I’m going in. I have to stop him.”
“Wait for the police. Don’t put yourself in danger,” Tommy ordered forcefully.
“I have to take the chance. He could kill someone before the police get here. I can’t let that happen.” He put
himself in harm’s way for animals, so certainly he could risk his life for his own father and other fellow human beings. He
had no choice. It would be his fault if someone got hurt.
So he ran through the open door flailing his arms, hoping he would be in time. “Dad! It’s Guy. Don’t do anything.
I’m here. You’ll be okay.”
“He’ll be okay? What about me? He’s got a shotgun pointed at my head threatening to blow it off,” the elderly
neighbor cried.

My Review:

I loved this book.  Its a little different only because the romance is between two men.    I thought the romance should be with more passion.   But other then that I thought the story is well written.  I give the book 4 stars.

Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals
(especially cats), and playing on the computer.
She's been told she has a wicked sense of humor and often incorporates humor and adventure into her books. She also
adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories.
How you can contact Ashley:



One -$20 Amazon gift certificate
One - Kindle copy of Business or Pleasure

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