Book Review & Tour – Keeping Kyle by Jeff Adams

A big welcome to Jeff Adams as part of his review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Keeping Kyle.


This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I loved it. I enjoyed his writing style, found myself sucked into this easy read immediately, and didn’t want to put it down as I had to make sure that Kyle and Austin got their happy ending.

I loved the glimpse of the MCs from other books in the series, and enjoyed the easy banter between Kyle and his friend Garrett. Family plays a strong role in the story, which is one of the things that drew me into this genre. I liked the difference in Kyle and Austin’s family background but how they still had things to work through connected to their upbringing. The strong women in this story rock. Tamara is a great no nonsense friend to Austin, and Greta is a wonderful character. I loved Bobby’s pep talk. He knows his brother well.

I enjoy stories about opposites attracting, and especially when one of the MCs is geeky, so this made me happy in that regard too. The steps forward and back with their relationship felt real as did Austin and Kyle. I liked that neither was perfect, and made mistakes despite their best intentions not to. I thought both their fears about not being boyfriend material added depth to the story.

I also liked that they took things slowly and the time to get to know each other and their hang-ups first, and build a friendship so they knew exactly what they were getting into. This story hit all my buttons as a slow burn romance.

I’m looking forward to reading more of this author. 5 out of 5 stars.

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Length: 58,700 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell


An NHL All-Star
A workaholic entrepreneur
One irresistibly tempting opportunity

I can’t believe I let my best friend talk me into being auctioned off for charity. But when I get a look at the guy who placed the winning bid, I feel like I’m the one who snagged the top prize.

I didn’t get to where I am by letting opportunities slip through my fingers. When I learn that Kyle Pressgrove will be part of the bachelor auction taking place during All-Star weekend, that’s the kind of chance that you grab ahold of, and I have no intention of letting go.

With my career on the line and the possibility of Kyle being traded to a team half-way across the country, things between us might be over before they’ve even begun. I’d give anything to keep Kyle in my life, but everything might not be enough.

Jeff Adams has written stories since he was in middle school and became a published author in 2009 when his first short stories were published. He writes both gay romance and LGBTQ+ young adult fiction…and there’s usually a hockey player at the center of the story. 

Jeff lives in central California with his husband of more than twenty years, Will. Some of his favorite things include the musical “Rent” and, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey teams, and the reality TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance.” He, of course, loves to read, but there isn’t enough space to list his favorite books. 

Jeff and Will are also podcasters. The “Big Gay Fiction Podcast” is a weekly show devoted to gay romance as well as pop culture. New episodes come out every Monday at The “Big Gay Author Podcast” chronicles their journey to become full time authors. New episodes drop Saturdays at

Learn more about Jeff at


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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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