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Hard Edit

(Black Balled #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  327 ratings  ·  116 reviews
It's all fun and games until egos get hurt.

After a year of a seemingly happily-ever-after, Troy Babilonia throws a curve ball that smacks Larson Blackburn right in the head. When Troy's debut novel, "Bridge to Lonely," threatens to overshadow Larson's own success, inviting a past shadow into the light of their present, the two alphas must learn to adjust.

"Bridge to L
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Published (first published September 5th 2016)
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Kelli C
5 He is mine. And I am his. Stars

What a fun, fabulous conclusion to one of my all time favorite M/M Couples! I took a chance a while back on a "taboo" book called, Black Balled. I bought it solely on the fact that I was really intrigued by the story and I was so pleased to have been blown away by it. The love story of Troy Babilonia and Larson Blackburn was so out of the box fun and the writing was done so well with two authors. Who would have thought that the blogging world's bad boy and the ho
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Do you remember that book that had everyone on a uproar? Well Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir are back and this time there is no black balling them as they wrote a one-two punch knockout with Hard Edit.

 photo f2691cdc2cb665cc3042555d49f1d1_zpsqwizjqxm.gif “Up until recently, I couldn’t finish the book because it had no ending. Until now. And it’s only because of Larson that I was able to finish the story and give it the HEA it deserved.”

Hard Edit follows up on our beloved couple Troy and La
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Larson and Troy may have overcome quite a bit early in their relationship, but they weren’t ready for the HEA just yet. Larson, far more comfortable in his skin has had a long while to come to terms with who he is, unlike Troy who recently admitted to himself who he really was. But both men still struggle to communicate, trust and ultimately feel secure in the gift they have found in one another.

With Troy taking the leap from reviewer to writer – he’s putting it all out there. A story that altho
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Hard Edit
Author – Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir
Publication Date – September 4, 2016
Genre – M/M Romance
Type – Part of Series
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
Again, I am pulled into the story of Troy and Larson...

After the last fiasco of this story and all the hub-bub that it caused on social media, I was so freaking excited when Andrea asked me to host the tour of Hard Edit!

I couldn
Joanne Mountford
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Jo&isalovebooks Reviews

July 18th, 2016
Title: Hard edit: Sequel to "Black Balled"
Genre: Gay Romance
Author: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNior
Jo's Grade: 5 Stars

The Gospel According to Jo:

If you haven't read Black Balled yet, I encourage you to take the journey. This next instalment and apparently the last, BOO!! Is even better, even hotter, even funnier, even quirkier. Oh! I am a huge fan of Troy and Larson, not in the stalker sense because we all know how Troy feels about that. What? You don't know what
Andrea Smith
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Have YOU gone in?

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Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alpha-heroes, arc

**Hard Edit generously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review.**

4 "You better." Stars

Book two of the Black Balled series proves to be just as entertaining as the first. When you put two alpha males in a relationship loving chaos undoubtedly ensues. Hard Edit must be read after Black Balled as it's a continuation of Troy and Larson's unforgettable, atypical love story.

When book one ended I felt on even ground with these two and thought they reached their happily ever after. How
I've been reading Black Balled and Hard Edit back to back and I've gotta admit I can't get enough of these two seriously flawed men. Reading about their shenanigans and craziness are damn entertaining. Is like watching some B grade movie whereby you knew the ridiculousness is face palm worthy but you still want to continue no matter what.

Black Balled ended in a satisfying HEA, and with Hard Edit the authors throw in a few more bumps along the road before their ultimate HEA, not that I'm complai
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse

Laugh out loud at the overflowing satirical prose will most definitely be the cause for embarrassment if you’re reading Hard Edit in public. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend doing this as you could be on the receiving end of dirty looks. Yeah, I am speaking from experience, so don’t say you haven’t been warned! Never expecting a follow-up, I can’t begin to thank the authors enough for taking the bull by the horns without any consternation. If you like this kind of ge
Note: If you haven't read Black Balled then I would recommend that you don't read my review.

I am generally not a fan of sequels. Whether it be books or movies, it's been my experience that 95% of those "seconds" are good or just okay (a watered down version of what you LOVED in the first).

I was cautiously optimistic that this second book would fall into the 5% category. I was not disappointed.

In the first book, Black Balled (which I listened to via audible), we are introduced to two well-writte
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
When I had the privilege to read and reviewed Black Balled I was sadden to finish the book and saying goodbye to these amazing characters.
Black Balled was something very special and if I was to describe it in one word what comes to mind will be: MAGNIFICENT.
If you still haven’t read it PLEASE do so now, as Hard Edit will be twice as enjoyable.
As soon as I heard that the dynamic duo of Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir were reunited and writing "Hard Edit" a spinoff of BB, I was ecstatic, excited and
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This ARC was given to me for an honest review.

I still don't get involved in the bad shit surrounding Goodreads. I read this book because I honestly liked the first one and I had hoped to read more about Troy and Larson. And I wasn't disappointed. Again I have been pulled in a story that kept me captivated from the first page to the last. A few mistakes I found (mainly missing words - but nothing that I find in other books as well). It did not take away from a well paced story about the blogger a
Kindle Alexander
This is a no brainer and a one-click author. We love this team. They can write a good story!
Donna ~ The Romance Cover

September 6, 2016
Title: Hard Edit (Black Balled #2)
Genre: MM Romance/Romantic Comedy
Author/s: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir
Donna’s Grade: 4.5 stars

The Gospel According to Donna:

“You’re the main plot of my life story.”
“You’re the beginning and the end of mine.”

I am by no means a Babu but I couldn’t help but write this review in his style, minus the bluntness and rudeness of course, because that is just not me. But Babu’s reviews have been an integral part of this series and is just on
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought Black Balled couldn't get any better, but I was sorely mistaken when I read Hard Edits! These two very strong Alpha Males made me laugh, cry, scream, and want to rip my hair out all within a couple of chapters. If you haven't picked up this series yet, you definitely need to get right on that!!!

I received a physical ARC of this book at an author event recently in exchange for an honest review.
DawnMarie  Carpintero
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Too many Stars but 5 on here.

I was given this book for my honest review.

This is the 2nd book and final book of this epic story. Black Balled must be read first to understand this epic story.

When one thinks of these two hot males it’s like a soufflé coming together never forgetting the key ingredients egg yolks and egg whites that are beaten to perfection, adding our favorite finely chopped chocolate, unsalted butter, vanilla, sugar a bit of lemon juice, then beating it softly to perfection again
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
It's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise that moves us along. Troy and Larson need to learn that message in Hard Edit.

For me, this book was an unexpected gift. I never expected another Larson/Troy book but I loved my 2 alpha boys so much I was delighted for more. I live on raw emotion.

I was thinking of doing this review entirely made up of Maroon 5 lyrics but nothing last forever babe, it hurts but it may be the only way.

Ok I'm done.

I snorted I laughed so hard. Larson and his O
Robin Powers
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok...these two are my new book boyfriends. Love the sexy alphas, humorous sparring and competitive boys with a passion. Their roller coaster relationship was a great ride and I would absolutely worship you if I could have a story about Ethan. Full review coming on The Smut-Brarians.
Laura Hampton
When Hard Edit was offered to me to read and review, I finally had the chance to read book 1, Black Balled. It had been on my tbr list for some time and now I was moving it up to the top. I knew that there was a lot of controversy surround book 1, so I jumped right in. Hard Edit is the follow up/continuation to Troy Babilonia and Larson Blackburn's story.

Troy and Larson have now been together a year. The have their ups and downs like just about any couple out there. They have managed to maintain
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-reads
The Boys Are Back!! in this 5 star He's Mine and I'm His read. Hard Edit is the book that follows on from Black Balled because lets face it we needed more of Larson and Troy and if you haven't read Black Balled you need to get on it, these two books are fantastic reads.
After i finished Black Balled we really got the sense that they had their HEA coming together in a spectacular way. Like most people though and with most reads we always want that extra more of what happens now and with Hard Edit
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So... what can I say for this one?

This is the first book ever in which I highlighted so many excerpts..I liked-no, loved-the whole book, it was so funny, full of love and lust! :)

It's very different from Black Balled because we see a completely different side of Troy and Larson. Yes, they are...kind of difficult characters but they are so good, so perfect for each other. AND SO FUNNY!!!!!! I couldn't stop laughing while reading it!

I'll let some excerpts to "speak" for me...

"This is eve
Tracy Perry
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! It was full of humour, love & oh, really hot sex ☺️ I even shed a tear a few times. I loved all the characters & loved the way the book ended but still wishing for more even though the series is over. Thanks for sharing Troy & Larson's story<3 ...more
Rose  He
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE ... review to come
Book Lovers  Down Under
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review to come on release day.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Hard Edit is the follow up to Black Balled. If you have not read Black Balled yet my suggestion is to read it right away. I absolutely loved it and fell in love with Larson and Troy there. You do not want to miss how they met and ultimately fell for each other. These are m/m romances but two of the best books I've read.

Troy Babilonia and Larson Blackburn have been happily living their lives for a year.
The Smutbrarians
Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Troy and Larson have been together about a year and happily together, co-existing while maintaining separate apartments for when they need a little “space” from each other’s alpha tendencies. Quietly on the side, Troy has been working on his own writing project as a surprise to Larson. When Troy ends up having some success with his debut and a man from his past pops up, t
Léatitia Brière
(I hope my English is not too far from flawless, enjoy my honest review)

I loved Black Balled and I was so happy that the authors wrote a sequel. I was sure to love it and I wasn't wrong : it was awesome, brilliant and a perfection.

First, the main characters were just as we love them : authentic, fun and moving. Well, of course they were super hot, playful and so much in tune (or not). The reader becomes quickly obsessed with Troy and Larson's relationship. I, for instance, was fascinated by thei
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely fell in love with Larson and Babu/Troy in Black Balled and am so glad that they got another book.
I did wonder whether the comedy would be as prominent in this as well as Babu's acid tongued reviews, and i'm glad to say, they were.
Yet again this had me laughing out loud so many times at the things which happen to them as well as what they go through, but as with Black Balled, things don't run smoothly for either of them.
Andrea and Eva have def
Ashley S.
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, favorites, 6-stars, arc
I thought Larson and Troy couldn't get any better than they were in Black Balled and Guns Blazing and then Andrea and Eva sent me Hard Edit! Wow, this book was amazing. A true happy ending for a pair who didn't necessarily start out on the steadiest of ground. I loved every piece of this book and the emotions that it ripped from me. I laughed at the amazing banter between these two (and the inner dialogue that made this story even better) and cried as they attempted to figure out how to achieve ...more
Susan Ward
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm sitting here speechless. I first got introduced to the world of m/m fiction with the brilliant book, Black Balled, these two authors wrote. I eagerly waited for the sequel when I heard that there would be one. I received the ARC several weeks ago, but there it sat on my kindle waiting for a day when I had a block of time. You see, I knew when I opened it, I wouldn't close it until I'd finished it. That's how wicked good these authors are. And hard edit, well, I started it this morning and ha ...more
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