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Hard Act to Follow

(Shooting Stars #3)

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Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can’t shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn’t remember a thing—a ...more
ebook, 249 pages
Published August 18th 2014 by Liquid Silver Books
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This was a light, sexy, and sweet read. I adored Kyrie. I liked Greg. I loved Kyrie's family and was grateful Jazz, Kyrie's sister and Greg's ex, wasn't a bitch.

I'm a big fan of the friends-to-lovers trope, and Greg was so damn enthusiastic in his desire for Kyrie. The angst was minimal, and the HEA, although tentative, was nice.

So why only 3 stars?

That's all to do with ME. I have a brother. We're close, like Jazz and Kyrie. And I cannot fathom ever (like EVER) sleeping with someone who's slept wi
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Lyn
4.25 stars

After a night of drinking best friends/ ex-brother-in-laws, Kyrie and Greg end up sleeping together. The next day they pretend not to remember what happened between them.

I found myself laughing a lot reading this book. Kyrie is flamboyant and confidant and a handful. I loved him hard! I really liked Greg too. He’s a big attractive guy who doesn’t realize what a prize he is. I loved that Kyrie could make him blush. These guys define “opposites attract”, and are an endearing
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Kazza
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet
4.5 Stars

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REVIEW:

It should only ever be my name on your lips when you let go, Kyr. Just me.

Hard Act to Follow has several things I like

1 x Sassy, flamboyant MC - yep

1 x Sexy, solid-as-a-rock MC who knows but doesn't know his sexual orientation, so OFY - yep

Well drawn interracial gay couple (so darn hard to find) - yep

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Lucy
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kyrie is a flamboyant, chirpy actor who is best friends with his sister, Jasmin’s, ex-husband, Greg. He comes across as selfish at times (like when he’s relentless in getting Greg to meet him at the bar when Greg is just so sick) and he’s also completely dedicated to getting Greg and his sister back together. Not going to happen and it’s awkward for the two of them, but Kyrie persists.

While Jasmin and Greg parted amicably enough, they just knew what they had wasn’t enough for either of them, Ky
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Chris, the Dalek King
Though we meet Kyrie and Greg in the second book of this series, I’m pretty sure this can be read as a standalone. Now saying that, I think you should go read Double Takes not only because it is a good book, but it also sets up the dynamic between Kyrie and Greg really well for this story.

These two guys have a rather interesting history together. See Greg was once married to Kyrie’s sister, Jazz, but even after that marriage dissolved the two guys are still really good friends. In fact Kyrie seems to have made
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❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Adorably, Sweet, Super Sexy Read!


Kyrie... I love him!

And Greg, was fantastic!

And, together, they were fabulous!


Would it be greedy to want more of them?

Cuz, I do ~

3.5 Stars!

Wow~

Are, you (wo)man, enough to read this...or even start at book 3 like me!

I almost was not...man oh man, I didn't want to read it when I read "ex-husband of best friend sister"

Eek!

Well...

It's not my thing.

But, it turned out okay.

*mumbles* still not my thing.

Okay, so this is my first K. Vale, aStars!
Are,~
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Melissa Mendoza
Title: Hard Act To Follow
Author: K. Vale
Series: Shooting Stars Series, Book 3
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Reviewer: Melissa
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 249
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can’t shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn’t remember a thing—a lie that eats5
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Milica
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Highly recommend!
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Hard Act to Follow
Series: Shooting Stars Series Book 3
Author: K. Vale
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Genre(s): Gay Male Contemporary Romance Rock Band
Page Count: 171 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Mistakes from the past, feelings denied, and a career on the rise may doom their relationship before it has a chance. K. Vale pens a wonderful, contemporary romance with humor and heat in Hard Act to Follow, Book 3 of her GLBT series, Shooting Stars. Enjoy the twists and turns as best-friends-turned-lovers fight old fears to find new love and their happily-ever-after.

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Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Hard Act to Follow
Series: Shooting Stars Series Book 3
Author: K. Vale
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Genre(s): Gay Male Contemporary Romance Rock Band
Page Count: 171 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Mistakes from the past, feelings denied, and a career on the rise may doom their relationship before it has a chance. K. Vale pens a wonderful, contemporary romance with humor and heat in Hard Act to Follow, Book 3 of her GLBT series, Shooting Stars. Enjoy the twists and turns as/>
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caroline wilson
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-m-m
This is another good book I can read again and again and I have:)
This book is the story of Greg and kyrie who were originally brother in laws as Greg was married to kyries sister. Though Greg has divorced kyries sister he still remains a close part of the family and a good thing to as his mum leaves much to be desired about in the family department. Kyrie who is desperate to keep Greg close,though at the start he doesn't admit even to himself its because he loves him more then a brother in law or
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Veronica of V's Reads
This is the third book in the Shooting Stars series and I have read all of them. They are all set with different characters, however, and the stories barely intersect, so it's not required to read in sequence.

Kyrie is an out gay man. He's just graduating from college as a theater major, and had previously been featured as the *possible* romantic interest of an aging rocker, Gio Savale, making a comeback and a reality TV show in book two of the series, Double Takes. His ex-brother-in-law, G
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Lisa The Novel Approach
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hard Act to Follow is very good. I am not a huge fan of the new trend in this genre of “sibling sharing”, but I fell in love with Kyrie in the previous book in the series, so I had to give this one a read. I am so glad I did.

At the beginning of the book Kyrie is doing a full court press to get his sister back together with her ex-husband, Greg. It doesn’t seem to matter much to him that neither his sister nor Greg want to get back together either. It takes a while for Kyrie to clue in to the fact that
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romanceandcoffee
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, contemporary, rgr
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews

Kyrie is a person you want to have in your life. He is considerate, thoughtful and so much fun to be around, in short a really great person. Yes , yes he also has some flaws but who hasnt? Greg on the other hand is a quiet but ambitious lawyer who has a crush on Kyrie since ages. This situation is an uncomfortable one since Greg is not only Kyries best friend but his ex-brother in law too. I loved those two. They would have done anything for each other , of cou
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Susan65
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Blogger Girls

I fell in love with Kyrie in Double Takes, and that love was solidified here. He is truly a remarkable character, one you can’t help but adore and wish he were real. Can you imagine having your own Kyrie in your life? How much fun would that be, huh?

Greg took a little longer to love, but only because of his past relationship to Kyrie, and not because of the man himself. I had a little trouble at first accepting Greg and Kyrie as a couple, because I had trouble separating Greg
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Alisa
Nov 27, 2014 rated it liked it
*I received this book as a part of the Don't Buy My Love Program in exchange for an honest review*


This is the third book in the Shooting Stars series. We had seen Kyrie in the previous book. In this story we see him and his best friend Greg. Not only is Greg straight but he is also Kyrie's ex brother in law. Ooh...good angsty stuff. I loved the first half of this book. We see the story from both of their points of view. They each realize they are in love with each other but the
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Carly
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Hard Act to Follow. It is well written, fast paced and entertaining. Third in the Shooting Stars series, I read it as a stand alone without any trouble.

My favorite element of this story is how vibrant and character driven the writing is. Everyone felt so real that they jumped right off the pages and into my heart.

Kyrie kept me laughing with his outrageous comments, and breathless with his fearless expression of sensuality. I wanted to cheer at his ach
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Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
*I received this copy part of the Don't Buy My Love Program in exchange for an honest review*

3.5 stars

Can I first point out the cover models do no justice for Kyrie and Greg. That bothered me a lot. I was super annoyed with Kyrie in the last book. He did have some redeeming qualities about himself. I truly did like him in this book. I definitely seen the chemistry between Greg and himself. I thought Greg was pretty obvious with his hero worship when it came to Kyrie. I liked them t
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Nile Princess
What does a 'straight' man do when he finds himself falling for his best friend? What about if that best friend is his ex wife's brother? The blurb had me at hello. I had to read it and I'm glad I did. I loved it. Great writing, good pacing (may be slightly slow and angsty for some) but it worked for me. Loved the humor! Kyrie was borderline 'too campy for me' but, for the most part, I loved him. He and Greg were opposites in so many ways, but they just worked. Loved both characters both individ ...more
Lisa
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me free by the author for an unbiased review.
I am loving this series of books. Although this book is number 3 in the series ( will there be a book 4), you could read it as a standalone, although the guys are introduced in book 2.
Kyrie and his ex brother in law ( whose straight) share a drunken night of sex and then the next morning they both don't talk about it. For the coming days and weeks they are miserable and Greg ends up having a hard time at work.
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Brooklyn
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-mm
Kyrie is fun! I think there are some issues that didn't get addressed, like Greg's coming out to his mom. But overall, I really enjoyed this book. It's one of those comfort reads. Not too much angst, just feel good romance.
Jacq ~
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Good chemistry. Ok storyline. Could have done without the sister and the crack head...just seem unnecessary!
ItsAboutTheBook
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: starbrites
Review can be read at It's About The Book

We first met Kyrie Li and Greg Dwyer in Double Takes – book two of the Shooting Stars series. Kyrie was hired to play the boyfriend of Giovanni Savale on his reality tv show Real Rock. Kyrie and Greg didn’t have a huge part in Double Takes, but book 3 – Hard Act to Follow is all about them.

Greg and Kyrie are best friends and ex brother in laws. Greg was married to Kyrie’s sister, and even though they divorced some time ago, Greg and Kyrie
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Wax
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Hard Act to Follow is the third book in the Shooting Stars series. I actually just happened to have read the first book, Forever is Now, recently, and loved it. So I was excited to reenter K Vale's world in this book. The books can be read as a standalone, though.

Greg Dwyer (Esquire) is a divorced and lonely lawyer. He is still friendly with his ex-wive's family, especially her younger brother
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blub
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Marie
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

"Hard Act to Follow" by K. Vale is book three in the Shooting Stars series. I haven't read other books in this series yet, and this book stood alone well, with the exception of a few paragraphs of conversation where I got the feeling there was some backstory I'd missed. The main characters are Kyrie and Greg, who are best friends and spend as much spare time together as possible. One of the major cha
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JenCW
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, but sexy. Greg is a sweet guy who works a little too hard as a lawyer, trying to make partner in his firm. He's divorced, but is best friends with his ex-wife's brother, Kyrie. How awkward would that be for anyone? Especially when Kyrie keeps trying to get his sister and Greg back together?

Kyrie's immediate family all consider Greg family still, so he ends up at a lot of family dinners and celebrations with his ex-wife. No matter how amicable
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Caroline Brand
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

This is another well written and easy to read book in the Shooting Stars series.

We met Kyrie in Double Takes (Book 2) when he was hired to play the boyfriend. He is still as sassy and flamboyant as ever and still can’t tell a lie to save his life. Greg is his best friend and also his ex brother in law. Kyrie has been crushing on him for years but in deference to his sister and his best friend he has kept his feelings to himself.

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Crystal Marie
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was a bit worried when I first started reading this book because at first, I didn’t realize that it was the 3rd book in the series. So I was pleasantly surprised that it ended up being fine while reading because the other books didn’t seem to have a role in this one. That might not be the case in all honesty, but I personally didn’t feel lost or confused while reading it in the slightest.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story, especially Greg. I am a total anguish person when it
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Mari  Cardenas
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
*Copy provided by the Author in exchange of an honest review*

*** 4 stars ***

I truly enjoyed this story. It was short and sweet, with some angst and hot sex scenes.

Kyrie was over-the-top, sweet, young and overall, adorable! Greg was my favorite character in the book, so reliable and loveable, so in love with Kyrie and not wanting to mess up their friendship for nothing. Even when he got angry he never even tried to take it against Kyrie (even when it was Kyrie's fault). I just adore
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Librarian note: K. Vale is a pseudonym/pen name for Goodreads author Kimber Vale for her M/M genre books.

Kimber Vale is an avid reader, writer and gardener. She worked as an RN once upon a time, but is currently a stay-at-home mom to three busy hobbits. She is fortunate to have an understanding husband who never refuses to help with her “writing research.” He answers questions like, “What do you think e
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Other books in the series

Shooting Stars (4 books)
  • Forever Is Now (Shooting Stars, #1)
  • Double Takes (Shooting Stars, #2)
  • Balancing Act (Shooting Stars, #4)