Release Blitz: Easy Does It: K. M. Neuhold

by - Friday, February 02, 2024

Easy Does It
(Palm Island #5)
K. M. Neuhold
February 2, 2024

I've never shied away from the hard things in life. But falling in love with Lux… EASY has never felt so good.

Most of the guys on Palm Island call me the token straight guy. The truth is, I'm not so much straight as I'm just… nothing. Asexual, demi, the label doesn't make much of a difference to me. And living on an island that's nothing but parties and nudity half the year… well, let's put it this way… I'm the guy who sells clothes.

As long as I have Easy, everything else is a day on the beach.

I didn't think anything could ever change things between us… but that was before I saw the tape.
It's like seeing him that way flipped a switch in my brain. Now it's all I can see when I close my eyes. It's all I can hear. I think I want the real thing…

It's the middle of the season which means nothing but beach parties, theme weeks, and all of the insanity that comes with the six months of Palm Island being overrun by tourists flooding our shops from dawn to dusk.

Can Easy and I figure things out in the middle of all this chaos? Or are we just building a sandcastle that's bound to get washed away with the tide?

Oh,  Lux and Easy. These sweet, devoted, lovable guys who have been best friends since they were babies and are closer than most friends. They live together, work next door to each other, hang out all the time, and sleep in the same bed. 

But despite their closeness and the unrequited crush Easy has always had on him, he has always known that Lux is asexual. Everyone else assumes Lux is the token straight guy so that their relationship can only be friendship. And even Easy gets what he needs to be happy from Lux, but gets off for his physical needs with others who will never mean anything to him. 

But when Lux sees something that completely flips a switch in his brain, all of a sudden he is having feelings and urges that are new to him. He is a thirty-five-year-old virgin just having his first real romantic crush with a physical need...and it is about his best friend. 

Of course, Easy is there for his friend and willing to help him explore in a safe way. But this puts Easy in a truly vulnerable place for the first time because there are real feelings involved and it is with the most important person in his life. And Lux's world is spinning and he is new to this, while Easy has been very experienced.

I loved these two together. They are just so obsessed and devoted.  They are hot, tender, passionate, and just truly love each other in all of the ways. I loved seeing them add another layer to their already solid bond. Lux is just this mammoth teddy bar that is so kind, sweet, quiet, and loyal. Easy is so vibrant, passionate, outgoing, and protective. They are truly soulmates and I enjoyed seeing their growth in romance and passion. I think they are my favorite Palm Island couple. 

This is a low angst, romantic, steamy, swoony, longtime best friends-to-lovers, bi/demi sexual awakening story.  It is refreshing when characters are mature, communicate, and are truly invested in each other's happiness as much as their own. This brings back all of the Palm Island crew and it has me even more interested in the next couple of stories especially Raven's 

The Real Deal
(Palm Island prequel novella #.05)
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Of all the places in the world I expected to see Real Wilson again after fifteen years, the ferry to a gay vacation island was not one of them.

I thought I had one chance to kiss him, and I blew it. We were sixteen, and I was an idiot. But now, here he is, standing right in front of me, looking at me with that same expression of awe and adoration that I never lost my addiction to.

We have a week together on Palm Island, but there’s no way that’s going to be enough.

The locals are quirky, the dress code is more than a little lax, and I’m determined to prove to him that this is more than just a vacation fling…it’s The Real Deal.

Don’t miss this sweet, steamy, quirky prequel to The Off-Season Series, where the only thing wackier than the island legends are the locals themselves.

***This short story was previously published as part of the Your Book Boyfriend's Boyfriend Giveaway. BUT it now also includes two additional Palm Island Prequel bonus scenes that you won't want to miss!

Perfect Ten
(Palm Island #1)
Kim's review

A cheeky virgin, a surprisingly romantic bartender, one house, and six months of nothing but fun...

I came to Palm Island two seasons ago, confused about my life and desperate for a change. The island drew me in, but I’m still not sure why.

Maybe it’s time I cut my losses and go back home, back to med school like I always planned.

But when the breathtaking, flirtatious, tattooed bartender I’ve been crushing on for ages offers to let me room with him this off-season, there’s no way I’m leaving now.

I can’t believe I’ve lived here this long without truly appreciating everything the island has to offer: the beauty of its untouched nature, how to catch a wave, the appeal of casual s…well, you know. But Ten seems determined to make sure I experience every last one, and then some.

Will this be the last off-season I spend here or could this thing between Ten and I be perfect?

***Welcome to Palm Island: Come for the sweaty nights and beach parties, stay for the endless swoon and heart-melting romance.

Taken By Storm
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Kim's review

Chef Storm is moody, antisocial...and he just asked me to be his fake boyfriend.

Most people on the island avoid the hot-tempered chef, but he doesn't scare me. Sure, he's prickly, but I've also caught him feeding a stray cat, so I know there's more to him than the sky-high, barbed-wire fence he's built around himself.

When Storm's ex-husband shows up unexpectedly during the off-season and refuses to go home, pretending to be Storm’s boyfriend is apparently my new job.

Faking it with my grumpy boss should not be this much fun, especially since the last thing I need is to make a fool of myself by falling for anyone else on the island.

Is there anything more exciting than being swept up in a storm? Maybe taming one…

***Taken by Storm is a grumpy/sunshine, sort of boss/employee, definitely fake boyfriend (except how fake is it if they’re ACTUALLY hooking up?), second book in The Off-Season series where the residents of gay resort island get up to WAY too much fun once all of the tourists leave for the season. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but trust me when I tell you that you won’t want to miss all of these shenanigans.

Dirty Trick
(Palm Island #3)
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Kim's review

Can you be friends with benefits with a guy who hates you? What about enemies with benefits instead?

My plan to lick every cupcake Boston wants until he realizes I’m his only option might actually work out…

Was pretending to sleep with tons of men to keep my crush from hooking up with them a Dirty Trick? Sure. Do I regret it? Not one bit.

Telling Boston I have a thing for him would’ve been the logical thing to do. Unfortunately, logic hasn’t always been my strong suit. I decided to go the—“get under his skin until hostility turns into affection”-- route instead, and I think it’s finally working.

But once he’s worked off all his annoyance with me, will there be real feelings underneath? I guess only time will tell…

***Dirty Trick is an enemies with benefits story set on the gay resort of Palm Island and can be read as a stand alone, but you won’t want to miss all of these wild island shenanigans.

Wild Goose Chase
(Palm Island #4)
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Kim's review

When opposites attract, falling in love can feel like a Wild Goose Chase.

I know it’s wrong to check out my best friend’s twin brother. It’s definitely against the bro code to shove my tongue down his throat. Screw it, one little passionate, sun soaked, all-consuming fling won’t hurt anything. Will it?

Pete doesn’t think he’s fit for island life, but he doesn’t know Palm Island like I do. He might think it’s all drinking on the beach and bed hopping, but maybe if I can show him the beauty and freedom underneath it all, he might decide to stay.

He came for a visit, to escape a bad breakup and a life that’s been closing in on him, but the island doesn’t lure anyone in on accident.

He might be all wrong for me; too careful, too neat, too structured. But I can’t seem to keep my hands off of him. Maybe I could use a little more structure in my life, and maybe Pete could use some chaos.

Will this fling wash away with the rising tide of spring or could this turn into the real thing?

*** This is a LOW ANGST, opposites attract, best friend's twin brother, super swoony and steamy M/M romance full of found family, island shenanigans, and beachy fun.

Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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