Black Balled

Black Balled

by Eva LeNoir, Andrea Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780986138553
Publisher: Meatball Taster Publishing
Publication date: 05/07/2015
Series: Black Balled Series , #1
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Black Balled 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SaucyMinx1966 More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book is delightful, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Larson and Troy's story.  They are two beautiful men who find love in the most amazing way!  The banter between the two characters was so much fun to read.   There were so many laugh out loud moments in this book, my husband thought I had lost my mind with all the laughing!  OH and Larson, sigh, he is my new book boyfriend.  His one liners are classic and had me rolling with laughter.  I love that he was unapologetically himself.  He didn't care what anyone thought, he is who he is and you just have to love him or hate him.  He doesn't care, because he is comfortable in his own skin.  I really could relate to Larson on many levels, he is my kind of people! It was so much more than just funny, it was also bittersweet.  I think my favorite thing about this book is Troy finally accepting himself as is, it was just a beautiful moment.   And it wasn't just Larson and Troy who made the book enjoyable.  The supporting cast of characters really added to the story.  Ida is a hoot!  And let's not forget Muffy the caviar loving cat! The loves scenes in this book caught my kindle on fire!  I don't know what it is about M/M romance, maybe it's the intensity, IDK but it sure gets my motor running.  
Catherine1979 More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. Where do I even start with this one. It is a brilliant and different kind of love story. I love the back and forth between the two main characters, Troy and Larson. I laughed out loud at the inner voices and was even heartbroken by some of the things they both went through in the past. Through all their banter and interactions they find that once in a lifetime kind of love we all search for. They made each other better and were still able to remain true to themselves. I truly believe this is one of the best M/M love stories I have ever read and I would definitely recommend everyone read the love story that develops between Troy and Larson, it's one of a kind.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It has romance, comedy, and so much more. L. Blackburn is an indie author who has his latest book completely trashed by a reviewer name Babu. L. Blackburn can’t believe what this guy says about his book, come on he even admits he didn’t finish the book. So he breaks the cardinal rule and replies to his review. No matter how bad a review a reviewer leaves an author can’t comment on it. It’s an unspoken rule in the literary world. Babu doesn’t exactly leave constructive reviews though and one can understand how an author could want to respond. The boys start some interesting back and forth. Things happen that neither of them could have expected but in the end are fantastic. This book took me by surprise. Both Babu and L. Blackburn have issues and they find they have lots in common in the end. Someone from L. Blackburn’s past play a part in the book as well. I don’t want to give anything away so I don’t want to say too much. Just the characters in this book are great. I highly recommend this book. At times I was laughing and at others times I was fanning myself from the hear coming off the page. I can’t wait to read the second book in this series and already have it reading and waiting. Great job ladies and I look forward to reading more from both of you. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
khulseman More than 1 year ago
Do you lack a sense of humor or is your funny bone broken? If you have any one of these conditions, pick up this book for the cure. This is a parody of epic proportions. If you've ever written or attempted to write a novel, write reviews, blog or promote, reader beware if you have tender feelings because no one comes out unscathed in the funniest way. I laughed and laughed until I basically thought I'd wet the bed. If you've ever interacted with the reading community, you will have most likely been in contact with one or more of these characters. Kudos to Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir to create these two humorous characters. But wait...they are more than the humor they are. There is a real story in here. Larson and Troy (Babu) are at odds with one another. These lovable but flawed characters seem to rub each other the same way. However, when they are able to land on the same page? WHOA sparks fly! Their relationship goes through some pretty awesome highs and really low lows. But the journey and the humor these two authors had me turning the pages until I had to gift away copies for others to read. This was a first novel for either of these authors and definitely will not be a last. As you can image with any parody, it doesn't lack in its own tales of controversy. Ignore the noise and let the story speak for itself. This is an M/M relationship so if this genre is not for you, then don't pick it up. However, if you are in the mood to read two crazy people find a HEA and LOVE parodies, pick this up. 4.5 stars out of 5
BooksRMyFood More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. Character development was flat, storyline was weak, and at the end, I could have cared less if the main characters ever got together or not. I read a LOT of M/M books - in the hundreds each year. Rarely do I have one I would return, if possible. But this is one. Don't waste your money on this one.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
FourStars I almost feel like I need to write two reviews for this book. One for the first part and one for the second.   The first part I absolutely didn't like. I hated both the main characters. They are stubborn, egotistical jerks. I absolutely loathe when bloggers/reviewers think it's okay to slam books the way Babu did. There is so many other ways to give criticism that's helpful. I despised the readers who only encouraged Babu's tactics. While I also hated that Larson thought he was above getting bad reviews and that his book was too good for anything like that.  Both characters gave me a sore taste. The only thing that kept me reading was their banter back and forth in emails and the hopes that it would get better.   And it did.   The farther into the book we got the more we got to see the characters growing out of their head-up-the-butt attitudes and realizing there was so much more. I ended up really liking both characters quite a bit. They grew but didn't necessarily change the way they were. They were both stubborn still. Both still alpha males, but yet they learned to work together in a way that worked for them.   I have to applaud the author for taking on such a touchy subject as I'm sure many people will slam it without reading it or without giving it the chance they really should. Once you start to see the men behind the facades they hide behind, there really is a reason for the way they act. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Renee
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
FourStars I almost feel like I need to write two reviews for this book. One for the first part and one for the second.   The first part I absolutely didn't like. I hated both the main characters. They are stubborn, egotistical jerks. I absolutely loathe when bloggers/reviewers think it's okay to slam books the way Babu did. There is so many other ways to give criticism that's helpful. I despised the readers who only encouraged Babu's tactics. While I also hated that Larson thought he was above getting bad reviews and that his book was too good for anything like that.  Both characters gave me a sore taste. The only thing that kept me reading was their banter back and forth in emails and the hopes that it would get better.   And it did.   The farther into the book we got the more we got to see the characters growing out of their head-up-the-butt attitudes and realizing there was so much more. I ended up really liking both characters quite a bit. They grew but didn't necessarily change the way they were. They were both stubborn still. Both still alpha males, but yet they learned to work together in a way that worked for them.   I have to applaud the author for taking on such a touchy subject as I'm sure many people will slam it without reading it or without giving it the chance they really should. Once you start to see the men behind the facades they hide behind, there really is a reason for the way they act. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Renee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
******* An ARC From The Author ******* If i could i would be giving this more than 5 stars. Where to start Ive read a few of Andrea's books before but not Eva's, These 2 together are amazing from the start this book was so very different from other M/M's Ive read, I couldn't put it down and when i had to i couldn't stop thinking about the story and charachters, I don't want to give too much away as it would spoil it for you but know this the sex is of the charts hot and the men ( i need one of my own ;) ) just saying. I hope you will give this a read as both authors have done so well putting this together. Enjoy i know i did.