Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Blog Tour: The Way You Look Tonight

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Title: The Way You Look Tonight
Author: Jo Tannah
Genre:  Gay Romance, Contemporary, May-December Romance
Series: Standards Series, Book Two
Length: Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.
It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam;practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.

Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.

The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.
When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.

Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?

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“Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. For my next song, I am going to sing We Will Rock You.” I take a bow when they cheer at my song choice. What can I say? I may be a man, but deep inside, I could be a Queen. The rhythmic beat of the song begins. I start stomping and clapping along with the track, and again, the crowd are right there with me. I don’t really hear my own voice sing out the lyrics, not with the way the crowd is so into the beat. It’s fun, though. I always feel free when singing in front of a crowd, and is a great stress-reliever. I look to where Miles is sitting with my friends and am surprised to see him clapping and singing with them. Huh. Maybe he needs karaoke night as much as I do. I make a mental note to take him out more often. Maybe that will erase some of the frown lines.

The crowd roar their approval when the short song ends and I take another bow. “All right folks, I chose this last song because shit’s been happening and I just don’t want to think about it. English Town.”

I hear the crowd groan. Yeah, it’s a slower song and notas upbeat as the first two I’d chosen. However, the lyrics hold a special meaning and relevance. As the song starts, I see Miles sit back down, arms crossed. Damn, his frown is back. I don’t want to see that. Does he think I can’t reach the notes? I’ll show him.
I begin to sing, and unlike the first two songs, this time the audience sits and listens. I love to sing, and the lyrics of this song hit just the right chord in my heart. It helps that, yes, I do have a good voice. Far from an Adam Lambert, but I can sing. And sing I do, especially the chorus, straight from my soul.

I sing the final ohs and stop, allowing the last notes to fade. I look up when I hear nothing but silence. Oh well. I shrug and prepare to leave the stage. I nearly fall off the stool I had been sitting on when the crowd roars its approval. Suddenly self-conscious, I stare down at the dirty wood floor, sweat dripping from my face. I wipe a hand across my eyes when I feel some of it get into them, making me blink rapidly at the sudden sting. It’s only then I realize it’s not sweat. It’s tears.

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So many layers to this story. What gripped me right away was the intrigue, and wondering what was going on behind the scenes that forced Jamie out of the country so quickly, especially when he was already ill. As family secrets are slowly revealed, I found myself coming to admire Jamie’s father for all that he tried to do to protect his son.

I love hospital dramas, so having a glimpse of what Jamie and his friends go through as they do their residency was gripping and eye opening. The cases not only fit the storyline, but they also helped move subplots along and reveal more and more of the secrets of Jamie’s family. I loved how things were woven together, it’s hard to go into them and not give away spoilers, so I will just say this. Read The Way You Look Tonight and see how everything develops.

Through it all, the romance was balanced nicely, and the slow burn, I just love how it all developed from little glances to the first kiss very nicely done, the pacing was really natural. I loved the cast of characters that helped flesh out the story, each one brought something unique to the story so that while Jamie was the focus, they all became important too. Very nicely done in that regard, certainly a book to read over and over again.


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About the author

JO TANNAH is a wife, mother, and blogger by day, writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps her on her toes.

She grew up listening to folktales her father and nannies spun to either entertain the children or send home a message. These narratives stayed with Jo until she finally decided to write them down in a journal way back when she kept one. Years later, going through junk led to finding a long forgotten box and nestled within it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction, and horror that she had taken time to put to paper all those years before brought to light the realization that they were tales she’d never come across in her readings.

The tales Jo write are fictional but all of them are based on what she grew up with and still dreams about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for her pleasure. And she hopes, yours as well.

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