Just Say When by Aimee Nicole Walker _ Blog Tour & Review

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Just Say When
By Aimee Nicole Walker

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Someone wants Police Chief Emilio Mendoza dead. And if his unknown assailant doesn’t kill him, pining for Sheriff Abraham Beecham just might.

Abe and Lio’s thirty-year journey has taken them from heated rivals to best friends with countless labels and pit stops along the way. Romance is the only avenue left unexplored but not from lack of love or desire.

Abe pushes people away before they can get too close, and Lio doesn’t engage in situations he can’t control. They’ve reached an impasse, and neither are willing to risk their friendship until fate intervenes, forcing them to reassess their priorities.

But when an unhinged enemy targets Lio, will their gamble be too little too late, or will their love truly conquer all?

Just Say When is a standalone romantic suspense novel within the author’s Savannah universe. This book contains mature content and is attended for adults.

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“Alex clearly doesn’t get his sportsmanship from his father,” Abe quipped.

“Kiss my ass, Beecham,” I said softly in deference to the kids around us.

Abe leaned in until his hot breath ghosted over my ear. “Gladly.”   

I turned my head and looked at my best friend. His expression held a carnal promise that made me swallow hard. If I gave him the word, Abe would take me home, yank down my pants, and bury his face between my ass cheeks. I could practically feel his hot breath against my quivering pucker. His tongue would swirl and tease the rim before pushing in. Lust gripped my balls and squeezed. God, I wanted him so bad.

“Now I really need to hear this story,” Russ quipped, jerking me back to reality and saving me from breaking my own heart. I blinked away the fantasy, and Abe’s lips curled into a proud, wolfish smile. Unaware of the tension arcing between Abe and me, Russ continued chatting. “I knew you and Beecham went way back, Lio, but it sounds like there’s more to it than I realized.”

Few people knew the full story because I was stingy when it came to Abe. Our relationship had been fueled by variations of hate and love for three decades, but there had never been a right time to explore whether those feelings could develop into something more profound. My heart wanted to say until now, but my brain knew better than to get my hopes up. Abe and I had both drawn lines in the sand, and neither showed signs of relenting.


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About the Author

Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people. She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Just Say When by Aimee Nicole Walker is a new standalone romance set in her Savannah, Georgia universe. Chief of the Savannah Police Department, Emilio ‘Lio’ Mendoza, is a serious and private man. He is meticulous and works hard to keep his job from bleeding into his personal life. That personal life includes his long time friend and forever crush Abraham ‘Abe’ Beecham. Lio and Abe have been circling around each other for years and although they know they love each other there has always been something holding them back. But with Lio’s life being threatened and Abe unsure of his future, the two men decide that it’s time to say when.

Lio Mendoza has been a character I was curious about since we met him in the Locke and Key series. He is a dedicated father who manages to have a very healthy relationship with his ex-wife as well as her new husband. The blended family manages to raise Alex together well. Lio knows he wants Abe but the fear of Abe pulling back keeps him from giving the final go ahead. Both men know that once they give in there’s no turning back. It has been years of pining and flirting and once the shoe drops it shows how these best friends were meant for each other.

“I never knew love like this existed,” Abe said, his voice a husky timber in the dark that made my toes curl. I placed a kiss on the back of his neck and said. “Me either.”

Abe Beecham struggles with abandonment issues. He knows Lio would rather hurt himself than ever hurt Abe but his underlying fears keep him from committing to Lio the way he wants to. When he experiences a significant loss, he knows that Lio is the only person he wants. Once he allows himself to trust Lio with his heart, the new fear of danger to Lio’s life gives him a whole new set of things to worry about. A dominant, yet sweet lover, Abe knows exactly what Lio needs in and out of the bedroom.

No matter how I analyzed it, I had loved Abe Beecham in one form or another for three decades.

I’ve been waiting for this book for a while. I found myself struggling a bit with the pacing because I’ve come to expect action packed stories by Walker but this one took some time to get going (fitting when you think about the couple taking their time to get together). Once the story really got its stride I loved seeing Lio and Abe adapt to the new facet of their relationship while trying to figure out who would want Lio dead. As always the set of secondary characters were wonderful, helping Lio and Abe see what’s been there all along.

4 stars for Lio and Abe finally allowing themselves happiness together.

—-Written by Katie—–


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