Blog Tour~~Encore by Ruth Clampett
Encore, an all-new sexy and emotional M/M love story from Ruth Clampett is available now!
Encore by Ruth Clampett
Publication Date: August 17th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When shy programmer, Charlie, is dragged to a Hollywood male revue by his co-workers, the last thing he expects is to be pulled onstage. But when he’s approached by Ramon, a dancer whose only focus is to bring him pleasure, something awakens in Charlie that can’t be denied.
Heated attraction only goes so far when one man dreams of true love and a life finally fulfilled, and the other is still grieving the one he lost, and the mistake that cost him everything.
Can a realist and a dreamer from two different worlds move forward and build a future together, or will their painful pasts keep them from fulfilling their destiny?
There’s another round of cat-calls from the pent up audience when the dancers step to the front of the stage and dance provocatively to amp up the viewers. Suddenly they split apart again and move toward us.
My mind is momentarily jumbled, and when the images sort themselves I realize that instead of the woman, the male dancer is approaching me. I can’t help but stare at his incredible body as my gaze slowly works it’s way up from his muscular thighs, to his abs, built chest and shoulders and when I get to his face I realize I’m blinking repeatedly.
The confusion that must be evident in my expression apparently is amusing, because he nods at me before leaning in closer and I feel a flush from his hot breath against my ear. “Hey, Prince Charlie … ready to have some fun?”
I can feel my eyes bug out and a lump form in my throat. It is him. “Ramon?” I ask in a strangled voice.
“The one and only,” he answers with a wink. “I thought you could use a little loosening up.” He widens his legs and steps closer, straddling me and running his fingers through my hair while he slowly rotates his hips.
“You’re gay?” I ask, my mouth gaping open.
His bold laugh makes my cheeks feel hot. “Oh, baby,” he whispers. “You’re so damn cute. Ask me again when I’m done with you.” He gives me a sexy smile and then slowly rocks his hips forward making me want to rip his briefs off.
“Oh God, oh God, oh God.” I whisper, feeling like my face is on fire.
He backs away again to dance around me, brushing his hand over my shoulders and down my thighs while he moves. Every sweep of his touch excites me until I’m sizzling like a lit fuse.
I’ve never seen anyone other than on music videos who could dance with such a natural rhythm and sexual vibe. He turns toward the audience partway through the dance and then bends forward so his ass is presented to me and I’m in agony not to touch it. He has the most perfect gorgeous ass I’ve ever seen. I get harder thinking about what it would be like in this moment if we were alone, and he wasn’t wearing the tiny briefs. Oh God. I think with a sigh.
I’m trying to hide as best I can how turned-on I am. Has there ever been more proof that it’s not a woman that I want in my bed, but a man like Ramon?
I’m having trouble catching my breath when he straightens and swivels, then straddles my legs as he thrusts his hips bringing his bulge tauntingly close to my face.
Shifting back until he’s almost sitting on my knees, he slowly drags his way up my thighs until his ass is against my crotch and he sinks down firmly enough to know I’m painfully hard for him.
The edges of his mouth turn up with delight. “Damn, Charlie,” he says. “You feel so fucking good.”
Dawn’s 3 Blush Review
Encore is Ruth Clampett’s second m/m Romance. I loved her first one, Unforgiven. So when I heard she was writing Encore, I was so excited for it. In Unforgiven, I fell hard for Jason & Dean. Their story totally consumed me. I was hoping for the same connection in Encore with Charlie and Ramon, but unfortunately, it didn’t happen. I felt so frustrated because I really wanted to be emotionally invested in them. However, their storyline did keep me entertained for the most part, except for a few slower spots.
When Geeky Charlie meets smoldering Ramon, he feels things he’s never felt before. Ramon has awakened something within Charlie and Charlie is determined to keep Ramon all for himself. What do a computer geek and a stripper have in common? Not much. They are from completely different worlds but they compliment each other! At times, I did find Charlie too insecure and jealous. He was a boarderline stalker when it came to Ramon… Seems Ramon likes that in his man because he kept coming back for more. Both guys had their own issues that they needed to work through. Ramon’s storyline did get a little strange and went off track for me. I did find the guys to be good for one another. Ramon was patient and caring with Charlie. Making him more confident. While Charlie saw past the stripper and into Ramon’s heart. He made Ramon realize all his potential…
A stand out character for me was Charlie’s paraplegic sister, Sasha. Regardless of her situtation, she was positive, compassionate and fun! She was a bright light in the book. I did love how Charlie took care of her. They had a very special and loving bond.
Charlie & Ramon’s rocky start did end on a high note. It all played out well and I was happy with the ending.
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About the Author:
Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett, grew up surrounded by artists and animators. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she has been VP of Design for Warner Brothers Studio Stores and taught photography at UCLA. Today she runs her own studio and as the Fine Art publisher for Warner Brothers Studios has come to know and work with some of the world’s greatest artists in the fields of animation and comics.
Ruth lives and works in Los Angeles, strictly supervised by her teenage daughter, who helps plan their summer around their yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic Con.
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