Best Worst Ever by L.D. Blakeley

Congratulations to L.D. Blakeley on your new release!


Thanks for having me on today to tell you about Best Worst Ever. This story was my very first to be published so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I recently had my rights reverted, and knew I didn’t want this novella to simply fade away. So I decided to give my boys a bit of a spruce-up. I redid the cover art, revised and edited the story and made it available once more. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

BEST WORST EVER - L.D. BLAKELEYBest Worst Ever By L.D. Blakeley
Erotic Romance, MM, Friends-to-Lovers
Available: April 13, 2017
Published: LDB Books

Carey English spends his days planning extravagant parties and lavish weddings and generally making people’s lives brighter. He spends his nights wishing for a man he doesn’t have to share and who won’t try to drag him back into the closet. It doesn’t help that the man he wants most doesn’t need a closet to begin with — his straight best friend, Sky.

Skyler Wood has been dumped — again — just days before the holiday season, leaving him with an ex-fiancée, a nonrefundable New Year’s Eve getaway rental, and nothing to ring in the New Year but a broken heart. For Carey, rushing off to offer Sky a shoulder will either be the best decision he’s ever made—or it will lead to the worst heartbreak he’s ever experienced.

✽This is an edited & revised version of a previously published story. It has been expanded by approximately 1,400 words.✽

Where To Buy:

Barnes & Noble

Coming Soon to:
✽ GooglePlay


If there was one thing he knew about Sky, it was that he was as frugal as the day was long. And, judging by the other places he’d passed along the way, he was guessing the impressive exterior of this place matched a rather swanky, if not romantic, interior. Of course, idiot. Sky had rented the place thinking he’d be with his fiancée. Not his best friend.

He parked next to his friend’s SUV and stubbornly grabbed more than he could carry at once. Why make two trips when you can do it in one? Necessity might be the mother of invention, but laziness was definitely its big, bad daddy. Laden down with a suitcase and far too many bags of food and liquor, Carey used the toe of his boot to gently knock at the front door. “Sky? You in there? My hands are full, man, come open the door.” When there was no response, he tried again with the tip of his boot. “Mr. Darcy, are—”

His sentence was cut short as the door flew open. “Jesus! Hold your horses, Logan. I couldn’t hear you with the water running. I was just in the…”

Shower. He’d been in the shower. Carey knew this, not because he suddenly had the ability to read minds. Oh, no. He knew this because there, in front of him, stood all six foot four inches of Darcy Skyler Wood… dripping wet with nothing but a towel slung low around his hips. Shit.

Don’t stare. Don’t stare at that solitary drop of water as it slowly slides its way between the hard, flat planes of those perfect pecs. And for the love of all that’s holy, do not stare at anything even remotely near the edge of that towel! But Carey never was any good at taking orders.


What People Are Saying:

✽ Joyfully Jay (“… hot enough to melt the snow…fun, witty banter…”)
✽ Hearts on Fire Reviews (“…sexy and lovely.”)
✽ MM Good Book Reviews (“a great friend to lovers story… a very sweet ending.”)
✽ My Fiction Nook (“…humorous, and snarky banter…”)
✽ Prism Book Alliance (“… warm and sensual chemistry together that is just yummy.”)
✽ Rainbow Book Reviews (“…excellent fantasy fodder… sassy!”)

About The Author:

L.D. Blakeley is a pragmatist with a romantic soul & a dirty mind. She loves horror movies, hot sex, and happily ever afters. She’s easily distracted by shiny things, and is a slightly neurotic, highly ambitious dreamer who enjoys dabbling in photography & pretending she can carry a tune.

In another life, L.D. was a newspaper reporter, an entertainment & music writer, travel writer, website content editor, and a marketing shill. Now she prefers to spend her time writing hot, steamy fiction (with a healthy dose of romance) about intriguing, sexy men. Although she dreams of living some place isolated with an endless supply of wine and an infinite number of titles on her eReader, she currently lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and their rock star cat.

Find L.D. online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

“I love you” sounded appropriate #MidWeekTease from FIERY 10-16


Happy Wednesday, and thanks again to the lovely Angelica Dawson for organizing the MidWeekTeases 🙂

This week’s tease comes from my new dark romantic suspense FIERY 10-16.



Dawn’s heart thudded. She hadn’t meant to say these three words. Considering her past mistakes, marrying Joe in spite of her parents’ strong warnings, it was way too early for a love declaration. She’d intended to thank Runo for his sacrifice in the cabin, for his chivalry and morals, for giving her renewed faith in love, and for offering her a future.

Yet in this moment, “I love you, sounded appropriate. What she felt for him wasn’t what she’d feared—that she needed a strong man and would fall for the first one who crossed her path. This was real. She loved him. He was a unique and precious specimen. She would never find a braver, kinder, more respectful and selfless man than he.

He returned the kiss, but she needed to explain. She didn’t want him to believe she hadn’t thought this through.

She straightened and sat on his bedside. “You’ve set me free. I’m free.” She spread her arms like a bird taking flight from a cliff, flying on her own, unrestrained. “I feel reborn. And the kids will never again have to be afraid. I’ll never more have to fight for their survival.” She put a hand on his chest, careful not to touch his wound. “You have a heart of gold. You took a bullet for me.”

Gaze serious and shimmering, he stared for a moment, then cleared his throat. “Would you please move my pillows a little? I’d like to sit up a bit.”

“Sure.” She leaned over him, wrapped her arms around his shoulders, and pulled him up to a half-seated position. While she adjusted the pillows to prop his back, he took a long, audible breath in her cleavage, through her gown.

“Stay like this,” he said, voice thick.

She obeyed. More than aware of their sudden intimacy, she put her hands on the sides of his mattress for support and lowered her chest to facilitate his reach.

His nose touched the inner side of one breast, then moved to the other, and back, as if he didn’t know which one he liked best. “You smell so good.”


Her nipples hardened. Warmth settled at the pit of her stomach.

He pulled at her gown until all of it slid up from her lower body and folded at chest level. Lifting the white material over his head, he disappeared beneath and groaned.

She drew in a sharp breath.

When his warm mouth closed over a nipple, she whimpered. He sucked on the bud while pinching the other with two fingers. A pulling sensation in her breasts sent electricity straight to her pussy. The harder the suction and pinching, the faster her inner muscles contracted and heated. He knew what he was doing. Wetness glided out of her and moistened her opening. She moaned. She couldn’t stay in this position, leaning over him with her ass in the air. She had to sit, had to fill her burning pussy.

In a haze, she moved back, pulled the gown over her head, and threw it to her bed. Despite the bandages and visible marks covering her torso, Runo devoured her with his dark, smoldering eyes. His breaths came out at a fast pace, his broad chest heaving. Undoubtedly, he wanted her as bad as she wanted him.

Copyright (c) 2017 Lea Bronsen


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Runo Wiggins is a scarred man, the wounds etched into his psyche deeper than those on his skin. But he loves his job: fighting fires helps reenact his survival of a house fire as a teen, one that killed his mother and brutal stepfather.

Dawn Caravello is married to a psychotic drunk. She can take his beatings as long as he doesn’t touch their children, and she’ll do anything to put food on the table, even if it means stealing from the town hero.

When Runo meets the fiery Dawn, sparks fly. But he suspects she is victim of the same abuse as his mother was. As day turns to night, the past and the present blend in an exhausting, nerve-wrecking chase to prevent another death.

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