REVIEW: “BALANCING ACT” by K. Vale

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TITLE: Hard Act to Follow
AUTHOR: K. Vale
SERIES: Shooting Stars – book 4
PUBLISHER: Liquid Silver Books
GENRE: Contemporary
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 4.73 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 119 pages
RELEASE DATE: 25tht June 2016

 

BLURB:  Greg Dwyer and Kyrie Li are living the glorious couple life in New York City. Or are they? When struggling actor Kyrie lands a modeling job, he’s ecstatic to have extra cash to spend on his best-friend-turned-boyfriend.

Of course, Greg is suspicious Anders Berglund, the gorgeous and androgynous Swedish cover model the designers love to pair with Kyrie, is after his man. And maybe Kyrie encourages a growing closeness with the guy?

Greg is probably to blame if Kyrie is drawn to the openly gay and seriously beautiful Andy. With Andy, Kyrie can be himself, as loud and proud as he’s always been. But Greg’s sexuality stays firmly locked in the closest except when he’s with Kyrie’s supportive family or alone with the man he loves.

To make matters worse, Greg’s out-of-touch mom meets with financial ruin and moves in with the couple, forcing him into the closet in his own home.

Can Greg find a way to stand up to Mommy Dearest and win back a love he fought so hard to reach? He discovers the road to pride begins at home and with accepting oneself first. Otherwise, it’s just a dead-end street. Book 4 in the Shooting Stars series.

 

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 Balancing Act is the 4th book of “Shooting stars” series by Kimber Vale.

After reading the third book “Hard Act to Follow”, I was really excited to meet Greg and Kyrie again. At the end of book 3, they were deeply in love and now did not have to hide or even pretend that they didn’t have feelings for each other, which is what love should be all about.
But love is never easy and the more we learn about Greg, the more we learn about his fears as well. It’s not just admitting that he and Kyrie are more than just friends, more than just roommates, but now lovers!  And I would love to tell you that that’s all, but its not….that is just the tip of the iceberg!
I loved the way the author showed us how they have both grown as individuals, facing their fears and difficulties. It became a very compelling storyline, I was glued to the pages especially how Greg admits to his jealousies and his fear to admitting that though he married a woman, he now loves a man.
But it not only that that Greg had to contend with, his mother is a big problem too and mix that up with Kyrie not wanting to be introduced as the brother of Greg’s ex-wife anymore, you can see why Greg’s fears seem so very real to him.
Now Kyrie is different. He faces every situation head on and therefore becomes the pillar that supports and holds Greg’s world together.
I really loved this book: the plot, the love and the fears that form this story.
The author managed to complete what was left incomplete from the previous book.
I also liked the introduction of some new characters, these friends of Kyrie and Greg gave a certain vivacity to the storyline, which I immensely enjoyed.
The author wrote a compelling story, it touches you, highlighting the fears that anyone and everyone can have.
I really recommend it.

 

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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

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