June Recent Reads

Hi Everyone!

The last month has been super busy for me, as I’ve been preparing for the upcoming launch of my latest book Hearts Unfrozen (out June 5!) while working on a brand new writing project.

Last week I had the singular pleasure of getting to hold the first printed copies of Hearts Unfrozen – an experience that any author will tell you is indescribably wonderful. The joy of holding something you have spent so much time and effort creating; knowing that something that was once only thoughts inside your head, now has a physical form. It was glorious.

I’m also slowly transitioning back into my day job, now that the pandemic restrictions have started to recede. Hopefully, I can find a balance between it and my writing – as both bring me innumerable happiness.

I’ve had some lovely reading moments this past month too. Here are a few highlights that I hope you will enjoy too. Feel free to share your reading recommendations in the comments section below – I’m always on the hunt for something new and interesting to read!

“Sexting The Boss” by K.C. Wells

Upon reading the description for this one, I was a little concerned about possible dubious content themes, but the author manages to handle this without making the story seem creepy. It’s actually a rather sweet and enjoyable romance with a heaping helping of hotness thrown in for good measure! An enjoyable little novella that’s perfect for a quick read.

A moment of distraction was all it took. One moment, and then reality strikes long enough for Chandler to realize the awful truth – he’s just sexted his boss.
He’s gonna fire my ass.
So he isn’t really surprised to get the email requesting his attendance at a meeting Monday morning.
Canned for sure.

But when he’s invited into the boss’s office, Chandler is confused to see Stu Ganford’s obviously good mood.
The good news? His ass is safe. He’s not about to be fired.
The bad news? The boss wants to make some changes.
Maybe Chandler’s ass isn’t as safe as he thinks.

This one will make you think twice about sending sexy pictures of yourself via text message – or possibly make you think about doing it more often!

“Bromosexual” by Daryl Banner

Angsty, slow-burning and practically sparking with sexual tension, ‘Bromosexual’ is the ultimate story of the simmering attraction between two former best friends – one gay, one straight – and whether they can admit their true feelings to each other.

Stefan Baker, my former best friend and bro, is straight, gorgeous, and cocky as hell. And he’s about to ruin my life…

With his backwards cap, lopsided grin, and ripped bod gifted from the gods, he struts around town like he owns it.
But I won’t let him own me, no matter how hot he’s gotten over the past eight years since he went off to become a pro baseball player in the major leagues – and since we had our brutal falling out and everything fell apart.

When a hard night lands him at my front doorstep – desperately in need of a place to stay – I get one look into those fierce blue eyes of his … and realize our story is far from over.

My former “bro” and I are about to define a whole new term for the steamy, beautiful mess that’s destined to happen between the two of us.

If you’ve ever had a crush on a straight friend, this one will be devastatingly relatable. The angst is high, but the pay off is worth it. Warning: Contains some homophobic slurs.

“Beauregard and the Beast” by Evie Drae

Author Evie Drae recently re-released her debut novel, and it’s an absolute cracker! A beautifully forged, funny and sexy page turner that you will definitely want to revisit!

Champion MMA fighter Adam Littrell is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. If he wins, he’ll add another proverbial notch to his record-breaking title reign. If he loses, he’s on the fast track for retirement. But when he opens the door to a distraction in the form of the nerdy and awkward Bo Wilkins, staying focused becomes a struggle.

Aware of his new employer’s surly reputation, Bo expects to earn the generous salary his position as Adam’s live-in personal assistant offers. However, as chemistry sizzles beneath the guise of an unexpected friendship, Bo discovers the Beast hardly lives up to his name. And when a shared love of books leads them to study for their GEDs together, the possibilities for their future take on a much rosier hue.

But just as their relationship finally finds its footing, an emergency with his sister pulls Bo away and he drops everything. Including Adam.

Until now, Adam believed the most significant fight of his life would be a physical one. But with the defense of his title hanging in the balance and Bo no longer by his side, he makes a grim realization.

His greatest prize can’t be won in the octagon.

I loved this book. The relationship that slowly builds between the two main characters is natural and wonderful to watch develop. There’s a bit of drama and angst, a great sense of humour and an overall well-developed story. Highly recommended!

Also, author Evie Drae is responsible for several awesome Twitter hashtag communities for LGBTQ readers and writers (including #writeLGBTQ and #promoLGBTQ) and has given so much of her free time to help support independent authors. Check out the hashtags and support Evie by checking out her book (currently available on Kindle Unlimited)

Quick Reminder:

My latest book, Hearts Unfrozen is released on June 5. You can preorder on your favourite eBook platform here: https://books2read.com/u/3JDrNX

(The book will also be available on Amazon Kindle from June 5)

Well everyone, that’s all from me for this month! Hope you have a wonderful June filled with happiness and good reading. Thanks for all your support and I hope you all enjoy Hearts Unfrozen – big hugs to you all!

Lots of Love

Alex Leslie


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