Thursday, 2 June 2016

Audio Book Review: Paint the Sky | Lily G Blunt

Thank you to the Author Lily G Blunt for sending me a copy of her audiobook ‘Paint the Sky’.

Narrated by Joel Leslie


A love of art...

A mutual interest in art draws two shy university students together. Ben admires Vinnie’s painting of the university building, so Vinnie invites him to an exhibition of his artwork. From a wealthy family, Ben purchases some of Vinnie’s art and arranges for the artist to personally hang the paintings in his apartment.

Starry, starry night...

Ben commissions Vinnie to paint his portrait, in order to spend more time with the artist. On the night of the sitting, Vinnie fingerpaints the starry night on Ben’s chest... and they kiss. They begin a relationship beneath the night sky, God’s own canvas.

But every relationship has its ups and downs and so it is with theirs. When Ben thinks Vinnie spends too much time with a fellow artist, his jealousy drives a wedge between them and forces Vinnie into the very thing Ben dreads.

Hold tight to your dreams...
My Review:

Ben and Vinnie will have to walk through fire before they can find one another again. But if they believe, and if they keep their faith in the night sky and each other, just maybe they can make their dreams of love come true.

It is a rare occurrence that I listen to an audiobook, there is no particular reason as to why this is, and it is just something that doesn’t appeal to me that often. So listening to someone else speak the words of a novel was an interesting experience.

This story by Lily G Blunt is a really nice one and it involves our two lovely leading men, Ben and Vinny. Now I’m not quite sure which of this two men I liked most but I think the pull was slightly stronger to Ben and his protective nurturing side. He was also ridiculously loving and romantic and those kind of characteristics just make my knees wobble.

This connection between our two love interests is clear to see, although Vinny may have his reservations and some issues he needs to deal with. There shared interest in art is what initially starts there connection and I found myself constantly willing these two to just work it out whenever things didn’t seem to go their way.

Sometimes I felt like shouting at them because they both have stubborn streaks, and there were many times I was enthusiastically cheering them. The story is very well written and I was gripped throughout listening, so much that I listened to this audiobook whenever I got a chance. On the commute to work, in bed, even in the bath. I couldn’t get enough of their love story. The sexy moments between Ben and Vinny are steamy yet lovingly tender at the same time. 

One of the best moments in the book is when Vinny paints the night sky on Ben’s chest, which as you can see from the very sexy book cover is a very hot moment. 

I gave this book a steamy and romantic 10/10

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About The Author:

Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men's feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.

Lily is an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London. She lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a 'mad as a bag of frogs' Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.

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