Hey everyone! My name is Alice and welcome to my blog Married To Books. Today’s post is my turn to host the blog tour for the YA LGBT Romance novel No Holding Back, the 2nd in the Dodge Cove series by Kate Evangelista. This post will include purchase links as well as the opportunity to enter a giveaway that is going on throughout the tour, so I hope that you enjoy reading my thoughts!
Book & Author Details:
No Holding Back
by Kate Evangelista
(Dodge Cove #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: October 18th 2016
Genres: LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult
A romantic European vacation is the perfect excuse to let go in this highly anticipated sequel to No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista.
Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston…Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. But saying “I love you” is surprisingly difficult, even for someone as confident as Nathan. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But… what if it doesn’t work out and he loses the best friend he’s ever had?
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at www.kateevangelista.com
or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista
I had seen No Holding Back previously mentioned on the Swoon Reads website and when the opportunity arose to take part in a promotional tour for the book, I leapt at the chance. I have to say, I was not disappointed by what I read. This novel is the 2nd in the Dodge Cove series HOWEVER, you can read this one without reading the first book first. The story follows Nathan and Preston, two close friends. Nathan, an event and party planner and Preston, a swimmer with ambitions to go to the Olympics.
The novel follows their journey from leaving Dodge Cove and travelling all over Europe as Nathan starts to fall head over heels in love for Preston. Having kept things a secret until now, this journey around Europe could change everything. I love how the romance wasn’t predictable, there were twists and turns at every corner which kept me reading till the end. Both showed a clear emotional connection to each other, I enjoyed Kate’s writing style and descriptions of the places the guys visited (Paris, Cork, Venice) to name a few. Would happily recommend this novel to readers of LGBT and those who like their M/M Romances with a journey of self-discovery.
Yes, there is one going on as part of the tour. This is only open to US and Canada residents only. For the chance to win a print copy of the novel No Holding Back, the link is down below for the chance to enter. This closes on the 27th October 2016, good luck!
Thank you for reading and for being interested in the tour, have a great day and don’t forget to check out the other blogs that are also participating the tour! See you all soon!