Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review Tour: Hard Time by CF White

Title: Hard Time
Author: CF White
Series: Responsible Adult #2
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Love isn't always responsible.

After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the limits.

Having to battle their way through a court case that could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of Micky’s deadbeat father, it seems everything is set to destroy their relationship before it even had the chance to start.

With such high stakes involved, not just for Micky but for once-burned, twice-shy Dan, they both have to learn that falling in love isn’t always responsible.

We left Mickey in book 1(Misdemeanor) facing jail time after a breach of court order.  Now we find them living with that possible future over their heads.  Will Mickey and Dan be able to survive the ordeal and come out stronger or will it be too much?

I found myself enjoying Hard Time even more than the first book which is not something I am often able to say, sequels by definition are often inferior because the characters are already established and not entirely new to the reader so it will lack what I like to call the anticipation factor.  This is not true in this case.  I loved how even though this is fiction and most of the scenarios are not your every day plot devices, the author meshes these with Mickey and Dan's typical relationship challenges.  Of course how the issues that are not the norm being balanced with that threat of jail is really beautiful to witness.

I won't give away too much as I'm not a spoiler kind of gal but I will say, you won't be disappointed.  If you loved Misdemeanor than you are in for a real treat with Hard Time and if you are like me and found a few moments of frustration in book one then you are going to be blown away with book number two.  From beginning to end the author had me sucked in and I knew there was just no way I would be able to function properly before reaching that last page.  CF White is definitely an author I look forward to exploring.


Author Bio:
Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail—leave.

Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly searches for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.

She eventually moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.

Having worked in Higher Education for most of her career, a life-altering experience brought pen back to paper after she’d written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Having embarked on this writing malarkey, CF White cannot stop. So strap in, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride...


Hard Time #2

Misdemeanor #1

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