Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Bit of You

Title: A Bit of You
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Total E-bound
Publisher URL:
ISBN: 978-0-85715-846-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Billy’s a perky, bouncy kind of guy who’s worked as a drink server at the Xxchange since Xavier opened it. He’s tired of people thinking he’s a slutty flake. Billy knows he’s more than what people see on the outside, but he’s not sure how easy it’ll be to stop acting the part he’s played for so long. For years Xavier’s told him how much potential he has, but it’ll take the love of FBI agent Liam Stone to make Billy understand he can do anything he puts his mind too. 

Liam Stone came to the Xxchange looking for a night of fun before heading back to Dallas. What he finds is Billy and he’s gobsmacked. The very idea of love at first sight is crazy but he can’t deny his feelings either. Can he protect Billy from the man threatening him and help his man deal with a painful past? Can they find a happy future together? 

A Bit of You is release seven in Bailey Bradford’s Love in Xxchange series. It takes place during the same time interval as the previous release, A Bit of Me, but from the viewpoint of Billy and Liam. Don’t be afraid that reading this one will be nothing but a rehashing of the previous book, because that isn’t the case. Yes, certain situations are partially repeated but you get to see them from a different angle, and then the rest is completely new as Billy and Liam get together. 

I knew Billy was a nice guy but the development of his personality here is much fuller, showing him to have more depth on the inside than he projects to others. Yes he’s a bit flaky but he’s also kind, warm and caring. And then there’s Liam, who doesn’t really believe in love at first sight until it hits him between the eyes. Watching this tough FBI agent get goo-goo eyed over Billy is nice, as is his protective streak. These two are good together…fun, cute, and sizzling hot. 

It’s also great seeing more of Xavier. He’s such an important part of Billy’s life and here we see him more as a father figure…the man who rescued and cared for Billy. It’s during this part of the story that we learn what Billy’s life was like before Xavier, and it wasn’t pretty…so be prepared for a few heart wrenching moments. But in the end, with the support of Liam, Billy gets to move forward with his life in ways he never imagined. Look for In My Arms Tonight, coming in April.

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