Release Blitz & Giveaway:
Say You’ll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox
Cover Designer: Cate Ashwood
Two stubborn men pretending to be a couple.
Three summer months to get the job done.
Four tangled legs in only one bed.
Five cameras catching it all for YouTube.
Six hundred thousand Instagram followers.
Seven nosy family members with Opinions.
Eight thousand reasons they should never fall in love.
Nine million reasons why they will.
Say You’ll Be Nine is a standalone novel...
Excerpt:Thinking about Cooper though… well, that did something to me. It made me annoyed, mostly, but for some reason that annoyance made itself known through what I’d begun to think of as “angry dick.” Yes, thoughts of arguing with Cooper made me hard. And since I was fixing to spend the entire summer sleeping near, fighting with, and pretending to kiss and hug the man, this was going to be a problem.“Keep it together,” I grumbled under my breath. Nacho’s ears perked up in the rearview mirror. “Oh, not you, baby. You’re fine. Go back to sleep. Daddy’s just having a sexuality crisis, no big.”I remembered one time when Cooper was staying over during a spring break, I’d come home late from helping a neighbor fix his tractor shed and run right into Cooper pouring himself a glass of ice water in the darkened kitchen. He’d been standing there in nothing but navy-striped boxer briefs, and I’d stared at him like he was some kind of alien.“Nine,” he’d said slowly. “Didn’t know you were out this late.”I’d glanced my fill of his entire body, curious more than anything about what another man outside my family looked like without his clothes on. Since I’d helped my dad on the farm and worked at Walt’s, I hadn’t played school sports and had the locker room experience like some others had.I remembered the air getting weird between us and his underwear getting bulgier as we stood there. Had it been possible he was getting hard for me? I’d known he was gay, but this was something else.“Uh, yeah,” I’d croaked. “Was working at the farm next door. Sorry.” I’d scooted past him and raced for my room, kicking myself for apologizing for being in my own damned kitchen. After that, every time I’d seen Cooper I hadn’t been able to help but look at his fly to see if he was getting hard for me again. It had been this inappropriate addiction I’d had that had pissed me the hell off and started the odd discord between us. Was it ego? Did I really care if some gay guy found me attractive?So yeah. I was sweating buckets and probably going to puke and faint at the same time the minute I saw him at the renovation cabin. Super-duper.When I finally pulled off the deserted mountain highway and onto the road where the property was located, I finally pulled over and upchucked into the weeds at the side of the forest. Nothing like christening a new place with a little vomit.Nacho whimpered and whined from the half-open window, so I waved my hand at him to let him know I was still alive. I used some napkins from the side pocket to wipe my mouth and then swished with water from my water bottle. Finally, I popped in some mint gum from the console and tried to take a deep breath. At least now I wasn’t going to puke when I saw Cooper.
Enter the Giveaway:
Facebook Page | Lucy’s Lair Facebook Group
Twitter | Pinterest
Website | Newsletter
Amazon Page | Goodreads | BookBub
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Say You’ll Be Nine is a new stand-alone MM romance by Lucy Lennox. It’s also my new favorite Lennox novel ever and Nine and Cooper are now on my top five favorite MM couples list.
Issac “Nine” Winshed has a dream to build his own cabin on his own plot of land. Cooper Heath has a dream to become an actor and afford his brother’s medical bills. The solution to both their dreams is the opportunity by a large tool company to renovate a hunter cabin in the woods. This would help Nine afford the lands he’s been eyeing and be more than enough for Cooper’s brother surgery plus it would be good for his media presence. Only hitch is they have to pretend to be in a relationship because the company is looking to increase their visibility with the LGBTQ community. Once thrust together Nine and Cooper find that their connection is much deeper than work and finances. The lines get blurred as their fake relationship becomes more and more real. But how do two people with very different end goals end up making it work when the project comes to an end.
“He was like my own giant ray of personal sunshine, and I wanted to bask in it long after we were done here.“
Right from the start these two characters will capture your heart. Nine is the sweetest soul who would do anything for anyone who needs it. He’s a helper and a good person who never puts himself first. Cooper’s energy and charming personality brings Nine out of his shell and his attention forces him to look at what he wants for a change. They struggle a little bit when Nine’s caring and compassionate nature clashes with Coopers refusal to depend on anyone. Their physical chemistry can be felt coming off the pages and you get to enjoy Nine being a little bossy outside of the cabin renovation. They were just so perfect for together and were always thinking of each other in the little day to day aspects that were utterly heartwarming. I rooted for them from the moment Nine realized his feelings were far from pretend.
“He kissed me then, and I thought maybe life would never be the same Now that I’d had a taste of Cooper Heath, how could I be satisfied with anything less?”
Say You’ll Be Nine was just a lovely story. I genuinely enjoyed both characters immediately and loved seeing these two drastically different people find each other. The story made laugh, constantly put a smile on my face and did some serious heart grabbing at the emotional moments. The story flows nicely with the ups and downs making you get more and more attached to Nine and Cooper. Entertaining from beginning to end.
“He was just… perfect. At least for me. And I never wanted this to end.”
Say You’ll Be Nine is another fantastic Lucy Lennox novel. An amazing DIY fake relationship romance that will leave you satisfied and smiling.