Author Name: Amelia Bishop
Book Name: More Than Love
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Dan watched the people in his life settle down, get married, and have kids, while he cycled through a seemingly
endless string of break-ups and disappointing relationship fails. From time to time, he thought about the one that got
away: Ian. The college boyfriend he’d never quite forgotten.
So when Ian comes back to town and wants to get together, Dan jumps at the chance to see his first real
boyfriend again. And despite his track record, he holds out hope that he and Ian might make it work the second time
While Ian is still just as sweet and sexy as he was back in college, he’s also harder, slicker, and more
secretive than Dan remembers. As much as Dan wants to fall head first into their new relationship, he fears those
secrets, and worries what Ian might be hiding. Left unchecked, Dan’s doubt and mistrust could threaten his second
chance at happiness with Ian.
Sometimes, what destroys us are not the things we fear, but our fears themselves.
Pages or Words: 54,000 words, 216 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
“Yep. Unless you want to skip it and go right back to your place. I could definitely be persuaded.”
Ian raked his gaze over Dan slowly, then unlocked the car and ducked into the driver’s seat with a sexy
“And how am I supposed to persuade you?” Dan buckled his seat belt as they pulled out of the lot.
“Use your imagination, it’s a half hour ride.” Ian shifted in his seat, pivoting his hips and drawing
Dan’s attention to the bulge at his groin.
In the car, free from prying eyes and liberated by the cocktails he’d downed at dinner, Dan let his
mouth do what it wanted. He licked Ian’s jaw, dragged his tongue down Ian’s neck, and sucked the
hollow at his throat while running a hand over the front of Ian’s khakis.
“Careful, any more persuasive and I’ll run off the road.” Ian chuckled and leaned in to Dan’s
mouth, a low rumble of approval vibrating in his throat.
“Mmm. I’m trained for that. We’ll be fine.”
Ian laughed and took one hand off the wheel, wrapping it around Dan’s head, holding him to his
neck. “That feels great. God, I’ve missed you.”
Dan sucked up the skin under his mouth, not hard enough to leave a mark, but just until Ian
moaned. He’d missed this, too. Somehow, no one had ever made him feel as sexy as Ian did, no one ever
had given him the same thrill. For years after college, he’d tried to re-enact the frotting he’d enjoyed with
Ian, but it never felt as fulfilling with anyone else. Most other guys expected penetration, which Dan was
happy enough to partake in, yet somehow, even burying himself in someone else and pounding away
wasn’t as satisfying as simply rubbing against Ian.
He was hard and Ian’s neck was damp when they finally reached his neighborhood. He managed to
walk up the drive and into his house with some dignity, and even locked the door behind them. As soon
as that was done, though, he went back to kissing Ian. Now he could freely take Ian’s mouth, which he
did, and reached down to cup his ass for emphasis. Fuck, he felt good, all muscle and wiry strength.
Ian pulled back and pressed his forehead to Dan’s. “I want to be naked with you.”
Dan laughed at the blunt request, but he couldn’t deny he wanted the same thing. “This way.” He
led Ian down the hall to his bedroom and undressed, throwing his clothes on the floor.
Ian did the same, and in moments they were both nude, standing by the bed. Dan was just drunk
enough to not care about the slight padding around his middle, and Ian was sober enough to respond to
“Damn, you’re sexy.”
Dan burst out laughing. “Man, I’ve put on at least thirty pounds since college.”
“So fucking sexy.” Ian repeated, and punctuated his words with a two-handed caress down Dan’s
A spike of lust shot through Dan at the words and the attention, and he urged Ian onto the mattress.
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Meet the author:
Amelia Bishop lives in New England, just a block from Narragansett Bay, where she walks almost every
day of the year collecting shells, sea glass, and random pieces of garbage she considers “treasure.”
Amelia believes there is magic to be found in almost anything if you look closely, and delights in
revealing the extraordinary hiding within the ordinary. Her stories celebrate the most magical and
extraordinary thing of all: love.
When she isn’t writing or walking along the bay, Amelia enjoys camping, hiking, painting, crocheting,
cooking, and spending lazy days reading on the beach.
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Cover Artist: Amelia Bishop
|I thought the book as a whole was good. The characters were written well and the writing overall was well done.|
This is a story About a second chance romance for 2 guys who meet in college.
Dan is deeply in the closet afraid of what his father will think and Ian out and proud. They have a growing connection during one of their study sessions so Dan makes the first move.
Since Dan is so freaked out about his father finding out they basically keep their relationship ship to an old shed on campus.
But before graduation Ian takes a job in Chicago and Dan calls off the relationship, not thinking long distance will work.
Years later while Dan is on a call for the police force, he has to go out to the old shed for a graffiti call and it brings up old memories which leads him to contact Ian.
Turns out, Ian is coming back to town so they make plans to meet up. While back, their old flame starts to burn again l, especially now that Dan is out of the closet, it takes their relationship to a whole new level.
Coincidence has it that while Ian is back and setting up a new business venture, their are crimes going on and Dan can't help but feel Ian might be apart of it.
This is where the slow burn to climax comes. Things don't start to reveal themselves until almost half the book is over, so it really doesn't get "exciting" until then. Even when it does, not much happens and I feel things don't really get resolved. While I liked the story well enough, I just think a little less day to day activity and a bit more excitement could have been added. I also felt their "college love" was a bit unrealistic as they were confined to the shed on a college campus or a pizza place a few towns over. I felt more chemistry between them as adults than I did as students.
That being said, I enjoyed Dan and Ian's slightly different love story. Ian has a different outlook on sex and I though it kind of surprising but refreshing.
I give the story 3.6 stars
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