Review of Stealing Blue by D.P. Denman

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These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts…

Please read the first three books of this series first so you can have the full effect of what this book does to you.

Blue is still a successful songwriter, but now he’s trying to further his music career by trying his hand at producing. Scoob has taught him a lot and had confidence he can make it. Blue’s first client is a flirtatious brat and perfectionist, to put it in polite terms.

Brady seems to be having some sort of midlife crisis with everything that had gone down with his brother and starts letting his imagination run away with him.

Blue is offered a great opportunity and things kind of spiral from there.

I was heartbroken, frustrated, and wanting to cry like a baby. I have grown attached to these guys and when they have problems, it feels like I’m stuck in the middle. I love the way the writing allowed you to become the characters.

I wasn’t sure where things were headed with the whole triangle thing, but I know how I wanted it to turn out. I don’t know if I could have given this book five stars if the story didn’t end the way I thought it should.

Become part of the story yourself by letting Blue and Brady into your heart then rip it to shreds as they continue to search for their Happily Ever After.

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When a hot new rock star shows up in Vancouver, Blue Atkins’ career turns out to be more explosive than anyone imagined. His first shot at producing traps him between the kid determined to have him and the boyfriend determined to blame him.
 
The young singer’s desperate antics crank up Brady’s jealousy and drive Blue out of both their lives into new opportunities and the arms of another man. With the battle for Blue’s affection on, Brady must find a way to bring him home or lose him to a sparkling new life in Los Angeles.



Brady Halverson sat in a dark leather chair in the living room with a glass of wine, listening to the chatter that had continued all through dinner. Blue was right. C.K. could keep a conversation going without any help.
Their dinner guest was a stereotypical teenager, energetic, excitable, and overconfident in places. He assumed they were seeing C.K.’s polite side. A kid raised with the kind of money and power that accompanied Freeman’s reputation had to be used to getting his way, and no doubt used to people kissing his ass. Brady wondered how many of Blue’s friends would join the queue before the album was finished.
Brady had noticed something else during the last couple of hours. C.K. was a flirt and his obvious target that night was Blue.
C.K. sat on the couch, closer to Blue than he needed to be, laughing at everything Blue said. He’d been playing that game all night. Using amusement as an excuse to touch Blue. Shoulder bumps. Playful shoves. Affectionate pats in random places.
Brady watched C.K. chuckle at a comment, giving Blue a gentle shove complete with a shy look from under his lashes. That was sixteen in the past hour. Had Blue and C.K. been alone the kid would have made a move already. That knowledge lit a cinder in Brady’s chest. He cooled it with a drink of wine.
Brady wasn’t fond of flirts. He was less fond of the kind who hit on his man. The only thing keeping him from pulling C.K. off the couch and shoving him into the vacant chair on the other side of the coffee table was his reluctance to look like the jealous, over protective type he was. So he sat and smiled and pretended not to see C.K.’s fingers rested on Blue’s shoulder.
Seventeen.
Blue didn’t seem to care, and Brady was struggling not to see it as proof Blue liked the attention. He couldn’t afford to start being paranoid that early. Blue and C.K. would spend the next several days locked in the upstairs studio, working alone together. Unless Brady cleared his schedule to sit up there with them, he would have to trust Blue to ignore C.K.’s advances. That or lose his mind and make a scene he wasn’t sure Blue would forgive.
That album was a big deal. It would either launch Blue’s new career as a producer or kill it. He didn’t want to be the reason the project failed.
Brady sat and pretended not to notice the kid encroaching on his territory, all but climbing in Blue’s lap.
Eighteen.
Nineteen.
Twenty.
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BLUE

These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts…

This book will tug at your heartstrings and upset you greatly. Well, that is if you are sensitive to other’s pain and suffering. Found by Brady in his backyard very nearly dead, Blue carves a spot in Brady’s heart almost immediately. When Brady finds out what all had happened, he’s ready to flip his lid.

Blue decides he’s well enough to go on about his life without Brady and his hospitality. Then things go from optimistic to dreary. Will things work out or will he end up back in Brady’s house?

I wanted to crawl into the book and get rid of the people who decided it was a great idea to hurt Blue. He is just a kid (teenager) and the people closest to him were supposed to love him unconditionally, instead they showed how vile and callused they really are.

I loved the chemistry between Blue and Brady. There is a big age difference, but other than it being pointed out a few times, you don’t really remember about it because they are great together.

I find M/M stories to be tenderer than M/F romances. The guys seem to feel deeper and quite fiercely.

This is a great story and I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a hard hitting, yet sweetly erotic tale of two guys trying to find their way through life and love.

RHYTHM and BLUE

Brady and Blue are back with Blue gaining notoriety.
These guys are super sweet and cute with each other. I love them to pieces.

With Best New Song of the Year nominations, thoughts of retirement, jealousies, and karate tests, life is quite busy for both guys.

I’m loving this series and now ready to dive into book three!
Start with the first book, Blue, and bond with Brady and Blue on their search for a Happily Ever After.

FADE to BLUE

Blue and Brady are back and it’s been a few years. Blue is an award winning songwriter and Brady is mostly retired.

I love how this story takes the guys through the paces as they each deal with a bit of a crisis. Blue’s crisis isn’t actually his own, but Scoob’s. Blue gets a chance to repay Scoob’s generosity and be his rock for a change.
Brady’s crisis involves his brother and some shady issues resulting in the Royal Canadian Mounties calling.

The intricacies in this story make it an interesting and quick moving story. I’m so glad I’m reading them one right after the other because it feels like I’m visiting with friends. Although, I really need to start seeing Blue as a young man rather than the teenager he was in the first book.

I’m ready to dig into the fourth book now. Grab you a copy of these books and read along with me as Brady and Blue reach for their Happily Ever After

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Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She lives among the moss and trees of the Pacific Northwest with a rambunctious pair of fur babies.


In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.

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