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Saturday, 14 July 2018

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEWS - Forged in Flood by Dahlia Donovan

Title: Forged in Flood
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: M/M/M Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2018


From best-selling author Dahlia Donovan comes a new witty novella between three very different men. With drama, emotional turmoil, and hilarious banter, be prepared to be swept away in Dahlia’s British M/M/M romance.

When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces?

Eaten up with guilt, Ivan Black spends ten years hiding from the world. He retreats to his family forge to wallow in misery. Alone. So lonely his heart aches with it.

Wesley Cook and Rolland Spence have been together since university. They struggle through the physical scars of the accident, building a life in the ruins of their dreams. They find happiness but continue to miss their angry ginger Viking—Ivan.

In all the anger of wasted years, the three men find a way to forge a relationship as hot as the fires in the smithy.

Forged in Flood is a British contemporary M/M/M romance. With heartache, hot men with foul mouths, and plenty of heat, enjoy getting to know Ivan, Wesley, and Roland.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

Forged in Flood is a standalone novel that is also a crossover (sort of) as it features Sarah and Remi from The Sin Bin series.

Ivan, Wes, and Rolly were all involved in a drunk-driving accident that left them all with permanent problems and scars. Ivan was the one driving, and can't forgive himself for what he did to his friends and lovers. It doesn't help the situation when his problems are exacerbated by his temper, one he inherited from his father. When the rains pour down in Boscastle, they herald the arrival of Wes and Rolly, both determined to bring Ivan back home.

I loved the fact this book has Sarah and Remi in it! Seriously, it was great to read about them, and find more out about Sarah. Loved that bit. I have to say though, (and I will probably be in the minority), but Rolly did annoy me for most of the book. I understand where he was coming from, but I personally found him to be a bit much. I preferred it when he toned it down a bit, but that's just me.

The story was well paced, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The characters and their problems were all well thought out and developed. I enjoyed reading this book, and am happy with the HFN ending. I would love to see a reappearance of them in one of Dahlia Donovan's other books to find out if they are still happy - and driving each other crazy.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comment here are my honest opinion. *

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

I had the honour of beta reading this book, so I was gifted my copy of this book. 

Ten years ago, a stupid mistake nearly cost 3 young men their lives. It left them all scarred in a multitude of ways. Ivan has shut himself off from everyone, working in his beloved forge, while Rolland and Wes have taken it upon themselves to educate the youth of today on the errors of drink driving. But Wes and Rolly have had enough of waiting for Ivan, their Viking to get over his self inflicted guilt. And they choose the night of the worst flooding in living memory to make Ivan see sense.

This is NOT part of the Sin Bin series, but there are some cross-over characters, mainly Saran and her husband Remi. You don't NEED to read them, but you SHOULD! 

I loved this! I've loved almost all of Ms Donovan's work, and each and every time, the new book becomes my new favourite, and this is no exception!

Ivan makes this book, he really does. His struggle dealing with his guilt. His struggle dealing with becoming like his namesake of a father, and him not really wanting to. Dealing with the destruction of his forge and his home. Dealing with the after effects of the original accident, and a second one too.

But mainly, because watching him deal with his ever growing attraction to Wes and Rolly, and his NEED to be with them, is a joy to behold! He doesn't want it, not at first but they are persistent buggers now they have decided to pursue Ivan, rather than waiting for him to come to them.

There are some lighter moments, written only in a way Ms Donovan can. Her boys do like to play with their food and these three are no exception to that rule. I don't think I can ever look at a pot of honey in the same way, every again! 

Because I read it in one sitting, because it made me cry in places, because it made me laugh out loud in others (and not many books can do that with me when I'm reading!) and just bloody well because . . . . .

5 stars

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Author Bio

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress.  She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.  

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