Thursday, January 15, 2015

Artistic Endeavor by Whitley Gray: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway @whitleygray

Artistic Endeavor
by Whitley Gray

Genres: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
When friends ask one-night stand connoisseur Michael Esteban to introduce college professor and virgin Cobey Miller to the joys of sex, Michael balks. Lust is his thing, not leading a twenty-five year old novice. But shy Cobey has problems meeting men, and their introduction fuels Michael’s decision to help Cobey become a gay-sex-loving guy. It’ll all be fun and games—unless someone falls in love.
NOTE: This book was part of the Campus Cravings: Higher Learning anthology. It now has fourteen pages of bonus scenes not included in the previous version.
In the dimly lit bar, Michael drummed his fingers on the table. “Maybe you should have let me meet him somewhere without you two along as chaperones.”

Eli chuckled. “It took me a week to convince him to meet you. He’d never go for the blind date thing.”

“Well, he’s late. Sure he’ll show?”

“Relax.” Burke massaged Eli’s neck. “He’ll be here.”

Ordinarily Michael looked forward to sizing up a new man. In fact, he’d already taken stock of every guy in the room. If Cobey didn’t show, the bartender looked like a good prospect. Prolonged eye contact, a big grin, and a wink when serving Michael’s beer. Yep, good prospect. Someone new.

Of course, Cobey would be new. Too new. Michael sighed. How was he supposed to introduce himself? Hello. I’m the guy our mutual friends have asked to be your sex instructor. How’s it hangin’? Yippee.

“There.” Eli nodded at the entrance. “Just coming in.”

For a moment it was too crowded to see much, but the herd of patrons parted. Michael licked his lips. Well, well, well. The picture hadn’t done Cobey justice. Nicely wide shoulders, narrow hips, hair a man could get a grip on. Dark eyes. A perfect mouth—full but not too full. How was it possible this gorgeous male specimen had never been intimate with another guy? And Michael had the opportunity to be the first one.

I can certainly sacrifice myself for the greater good by teaching him.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After spending years focused on his professional goals twenty-five year old Cobey Miller is ready to start spending time on his personal life. Finder Mr. Right proves to be harder than expected, especially as a virgin in a sea of more experienced men who are more interested in Mr. Right-Now.

Michael Esteban has turned one night stands and instant sexual gratification into an art. He isn't interested in spending his time with anyone who doesn't understand the rules of the game. Somewhere between seeing Cobey's handsome face and experiencing his shy yet joyful personality, Michael finds himself agreeing to their mutual friend's crazy scheme.

ARTISTIC ENDEAVOR is a sensual assault of the senses. When the lines begin to blur between lust and love, both men find themselves off balanced and unsure of their next move. A story about finding what you didn't know you were looking for in unexpected places, Whitley Gray weaves an engaging story that challenges its characters to let go of their expectations and focus on the desires of their hearts.

P.S. The bonus materiel that is exclusive to the individual title release is an amazing continuation of the story that I'm sure readers will find greatly enhances the story. Even if you've read ARTISTIC ENDEAVOR as part of the box set, the bonus material makes purchasing the title separately well worth it. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did!

Once upon a misspent youth, Whitley read and wrote stories under the covers at night. At some point, real life intervened, bringing with it responsibilities and a career in the medical field. After years of technical writing, Whitley became enamored of romance and took on the challenge of giving it a try. Inventing characters and putting them through paces in interesting ways turned out to be addictive, and along the way, Whitley discovered having two heroes is twice as nice. A pot of coffee, quiet, and a storyline featuring a couple of guys makes for a perfect day.

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