Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: HIDE AND SEEK by T.M. Smith (An All Cocks Story book 6)

Book Description

Dusty Anderson left his hometown in Justin, Texas for the Big Apple not long after graduating high school with dreams of becoming an actor. A year later, no closer to realizing his dream but pretty damn close to being broke, he comes across a flyer in a local gay bar that provides a solution to his dilemma. Six years later, Dusty has all but forgotten his dream to be an actor. The family he gained when he went to work at All Cocks and the job itself are enough for him, for now at least.

David Thompson is barely twenty-one, high on life and starting his second year at NYU as an Art student. Now that he is old enough to enjoy the city’s night life, David finds his first crush at a local hot spot in the village, The Monster Bar. Young love is laid to rest though, when David comes out to his mother and older brother with disastrous results.

A tragic incident at the hands of David’s brother changes the course of all of their lives and brings the two together, but is it coincidence or fate? Regardless of unlikely circumstance, Dusty is inexplicably drawn to David, who suddenly finds himself alone in the world. Protective of David from the start, Dusty realizes his extended family at All Cocks and his best friend Kory will not understand this new relationship. Fearing the worst, Dusty plays a dangerous game of hide and seek, risking everything to keep David safe and sheltered.

But hiding can only last for so long, and David and Dusty aren’t the only ones dealing with uncertainties. The Dimir men find that the one thing they’ve longed for might be within reach and Dusty’s father, Dean, arrives in town unexpectedly with secrets of his own. Truths come out and trust is put to the test. Can the All Cocks family find the happiness they deserve?

This is the 6th book in the All Cocks stories series, the series would read best if read in order, but each book can be read as a standalone story.

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Exclusive Excerpt!

“Hey, you wanna tell me what you were dreaming about?” Dusty leaned over, taking David’s hand in his. Just that touch sent a sharp tingle along David’s arm.   
He stared down at their joined hands for a few moments before slowly lifting his gaze to Dusty’s face. God, but the man was gorgeous. He had a round face framed by unruly, wavy brown hair and deep brown eyes and when he smiled, like he was doing at the moment, his eyes lit up. Mapping out the man’s features, David wondered how old Dusty was. He had barely noticeable laugh lines at the corners of his mouth and eyes. Some people thought of laugh lines as a sign of aging. David simply felt they were a sign of a happy life.   
Dusty’s lips were moving; slowly the corners turned upward and he held one of his hands up in front of David’s face. He blinked a couple times, focusing on Dusty’s sexy smile, his lips moving again when he spoke. “You okay, D?” he asked.   
David nodded. “Yeah, just…why do you call me D? And why don’t I remember you? I mean, I know your voice but try as hard as I might, I can’t really remember you.”    

David watched him closely, certain he saw a bit of apprehension in Dusty’s eyes, but the emotion was gone as just as quickly, replaced by a soft smile. “We didn’t know each other before you got hurt D, but I’ve been here watching you, talking to you almost every day for the past couple months. That’s probably why you recognize my voice. As for why I call you D, my best friend Kory calls me D a lot instead of Dusty. I guess it stuck.” Dusty shrugged, running his thumb over David’s knuckles. The intimate gesture did funny things to David’s stomach, made him feel jittery in a good way, and safe.

Be sure to head on over to Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy tomorrow for the next excerpt!

The reviews are in!

"This was a sweet story, aside from the bad things David must overcome, and I was not disappointed with any of it. The All Cocks family continues to grow, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next."
- Just Jen from The Blogger Girls

"This series is fabulous. Each set of men have their own trials and tribulations and are connected like a large family. Each time a read a story in this book I say this is my favorite. They just get better and better. I have no idea how T.M. Smith will top this but I can't wait to see."
- Cathy Brockman Romance Author

Carra's Review

What is it about a story where the two lead characters are inexplicably drawn to each other that pulls me in?  From the start in Hide and Seek Dusty is drawn to David, like he can't help but be captivated by this sweet, innocent, broken young man-ever before they even officially meet.  It's David's innocence that seems to encourage Dusty's attachment to him from the moment Dusty sees him, and also provokes a fierce protective streak in Dusty, starting them on the path to friendship and so much more.

I simply adored both Dusty and David.  Dusty is independent, caring and lives his life on his own terms.  Before the incident with his brother, David was not accepted by his brother or mother because he is gay, and was subject to emotional and eventually physical abuse-which ultimately led to David and Dusty finding each other.  Their relationship evolves slowly, with Dusty trying to do what's best for David-even if that means suppressing his own feelings.  At least, until he discovers those feelings are returned.  Dusty's unconditional caring and acceptance of David helps David feel safe and comfortable, and soon leads to so much more between them.

This story is filled with intense emotions, and touches on  situations that no one should ever have to go through-especially with their own family.  My heart went out to David for all that he had to endure, and even after finishing the story he still owns a piece of it.  To me, Dusty was like a knight in shining armor, and the way he constantly looked out for David and kept trying to protect him was heartwarming and obviously fueled by the deep feelings it was obvious he developed early on.  

I loved seeing all the characters from the previous All Cocks books, and the way the feeling of family among them all continues to grow and evolve in this story.  In addition to Dusty and David's relationship, we get glimpses into the lives of the other couples and throuples and get to share in new developments with them that any follower of the series will be ecstatic to discover.  For me, it did feel like there was a lot going on in the last 10-15% of the story, almost a bit too much, but it does set the stage for the continuation of the series-and I can't wait to see where things go from here!

Hide and Seek was a 4.5-star read for me, and I think it's perfect addition to the series.  It's sweet with a heavy dash of spice, and I think readers will find Dusty and David an absolutely wonderful match.  This story could be read as a standalone, but honestly it's my opinion that you'll enjoy it a heck of a lot more if you read this series in order since the events that result in Dusty and David meeting feature prominently in the prior stories.  I highly recommend this story to M/M romance fans, and this is for readers 18+ only due to adult language and M/M sexual content, as well as scenes of physical abuse and trauma.


A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

Read the other books in the series 

The All Cocks stories

Gay for Pay 
An All Cocks story, book 1 
ARe | Smashwords | Barnes and Noble | Audible | Amazon audio | iTunes

French translations: Amazon FR | Kobo France | Fnac 

Fame and Fortune
An All Cocks story, book 2 

How to Deal 
An All Cocks story, book 3

Dare to Hope
An All Cocks story, book 4 
Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | ARe | Smashwords

Live for Love
An All Cocks story, book 5
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE

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