☆ Knight of Ocean Avenue || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ Tara Lain

By Tara Lain | Comments: ( 809 ) | Date: ( Aug 26, 2019 )

How can you be twenty five and not know you re gay Billy Ballew runs from that question A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy s life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three time loser in the engagement deHow can you be twenty five and not know you re gay Billy Ballew runs from that question A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy s life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three time loser in the engagement department Being terrified of taking tests keeps Billy from getting the contractor s license he so desires, and fear of his mother s judgement blinds Billy to what could make him truly happy.Then, in preparation for his sister s big wedding, Billy meets Shaz Chase Phillips a rising star, celebrity stylist who defines the word gay To Shaz, Billy embodies everything he s ever wanted stalwart, honest, brave but even if Billy turns out to be gay, he could never endure the censure he d get for being with a queen like Shaz How can two men with so little in common find a way to be together Can the Stylist of the Year end up with the Knight of Ocean Avenue


  • Title: Knight of Ocean Avenue
  • Author: Tara Lain
  • ISBN: 9781632165763
  • Page: 150
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Tara Lain

Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn t love at least on paper A writer of erotic romance, mostly m nage and male male, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her handsome heroes A lifelong writer of serious non fiction, Tara had the first novel she ever wrote accepted for publication in 2011 She s now on book 37 and counting After an exotic life of travel all over the world and work in television, education and advertising, Tara settled in Southern California with her soul mate husband and opened her own small marketing business She paints, collages, and started practicing yoga way before it was fashionable Passionate about diversity, justice, inclusion and new ideas she says on her tombstone it will read, Yes.



Comments Knight of Ocean Avenue

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    **WOAH! FREE today for a limited time at ARe, 10/8/15 t/7dpQ4ebnsi**A gay virgin story, my holy grail. Praise thee who creates delicious stories of men discovering the joys of gay sex. Forever and ever, amen.When I saw the blurb for this story, I was ALL OVER IT. I get crazy when I see a story that falls into the GFY/OFY umbrella! This is certainly an out-for-you story, or maybe a gay discovery story, or a "face the facts" kind of story. Either way, I'm a Neanderthal when it comes to these kinds [...]


  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

    ~4.5~~Spontaneous BR with my bestie Eleftheria~This book has been universally loved by my GR buddies. And rightly so!One word: JOYIf you're looking for a low angst, feel good, sweet, and sexy story, look no further! I LOVED Shaz of the snazzy clothes, flowing red hair, kimonos, and unicorn earrings. Shaz sparkles! He is "his own holiday Christmas and the Fourth of July rolled into one."See Eleftheria's review for the perfect Shaz!And burly construction worker Billy, who's been supporting his (r [...]


  • Gigi

    Re-read January, 2017: I've gotten very picky about gay men fighting their homosexuality by getting backroom blowjobs from men while dating women. I still liked this, but knocked off a star for slight irritation.I feel very fortunate that I enjoy such a wide variety of M/M romance fiction. Some favorites include firefighters, law enforcement, BDSM, M/M couples with children, military boys, hockey boys and hurt/healing/comfort. (I have so much to choose from!) But there is a special place in my h [...]


  • Ele

    BR with Dani girl who reads at the speed of light and I hope to catch upWhat a fresh, beautiful story that had all the potential to be hella angsty, but thankfully, wasn'tShazI haven't read many books from miss Lain (which I'm about to remedy), but I know this : she is amazing at creating effeminate characters. With Shaz, she nailed it! Stylist, out and proud, he turns to be exactly what Billy needs. Someone that accepts him for who he is and has faith in what he can do , no pressure, no expecta [...]


  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦

    4.5 Stars!Billy Ballew is a construction worker who dreams to get his contractor’s license. But you see, he has a problem – he’s terrified to take test, believing he’s too dumb to pass. He comes from a big, loving family who supports him enough, but he’s a little scared of his religious mother, trying to do everything to please her and to be ‘the perfect’ son. But the thing is Billy is not so happy his family seems to think he is. He can’t keep a long term girlfriend and anyway h [...]


  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*

    4.5 Stars!How can you be twenty-five and not know you’re gay?Poor Billy Ballew! I spent the whole book just wanting to hug him. He had no clue what was "wrong" with him. He didn't understand why he couldn't keep a woman? Why his apartment was better decorated than half of Laguna? Why he didn't like going out with the guys? None of those things were clues for Billy. No, it wasn't until he met Shaz (aka Chase Phillips). The OTT stylist with the flaming red hair, the unicorn earrings and the hot [...]


  • Lisa

    3.5 Stars!


  • Ingela

    Written May 24, 20154.2 Stars - Sugary sweet romantic, just WONDERFULA fresh newly published M/M romance next to all my friends rated with four or five stars. I was very hopeful and curious.“Can the Stylist of the Year end up with the Knight of Ocean Avenue?”Oh yes, he canHappy dancing moment. I always like me a flamboyant cutie gay character who get himself a sexy manly hunk to love. I got it all. Awww!!! ~ This was so amazing romantic. Loved it. Loved the boys loved the love. Knight of Oce [...]


  • Kat ☠

    You know that saying: if you have nothing nice to say, you should say nothing at all? Well, I'm going to try and do that. So here goes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


  • Judith

    ***SWEET,SEXY,GFY STORY ***BILLYSHAZBilly works in Construction with dreams of becoming a Contractor.Even though he has a loving family he suffers from low self esteem.He has dated women but somewhere deep within himself he suspects he might be Gay.ENTER SHAZShaz is openly Gay and not ashamed of it.He is a Stylist with his own business.They meet when Shaz is the appointed Stylist for Billy's sisters wedding.They are obviously both attracted to each other.Billy struggles with his feelings and att [...]


  • Macky

    I've been reading and loving Tara Lain's books since I discovered M/M romantic fiction approx four years ago and fell hook, line and sinker for the genre. Her other Laguna based series: Balls to the Walls, were some of my earliest and most enjoyable reads… book one helped fuel my slavish love of ménage…and reading Knight of Ocean Avenue, which is also set in the same location, took me right back to those early days because it reminded me so much of the feel of those stories and just how gre [...]


  • Heller

    I loved this story. LOVED it! I couldn't put it down and ended up having to take a cab to work because I lost track of time. Billy is incredibly sweet and so freaking adorable and Shaz is goddamn perfection. After I finished it I read it again. I'm too gushy to write an actual review of it but I can't recommend this one enough. All kinds of awesome.


  • Alvin

    Yes. That's Jensen using a hammer. Unf.WHAT A WONDERFUL, FEEL GOOD BOOK!This is what I needed! This made me remember why I love M/M Romance! It had awesome and adorable characters, a great story, some nice angst, and a wonderful HEA ending. (Disguised as a preview for Book 2)I loved Billy! Even though I wanna throttle him for being so naive, I loved how he accepted his true sexuality. I smiled when he said this:I know being gay is very hard, but there times that you'll feel it's worth it.I liked [...]


  • MLE

    I was muddling along a little fed up with some of the drama, and kind of wanting to knock the character's heads together, but then I got to the moment that tanked the book for me.Below is the moment, and my reaction, so if you don't want it spoiled(view spoiler)[So Billy is kissing Shaz at his sister's wedding when he hears Shaz's boyfriend Giles hooking up with Mitch, the man Billy's sister just married. Of course everyone blames everything onwait for itwait for itGiles.I mean Mitch loves Billy [...]


  • .Lili.

    I want to start by saying I hate writing 3 Star reviews.3 Stars means: Average book which I read thoroughly. I liked not loved. This book has high ratings all around, and I couldn't start it fast enough. Once I started though- I had a difficult time connecting to the story. I'm going to start with the negative and I warn you now some of them are just me being a down right nitpicky bitch, but hey that's my opinion. ***MAJOR SPOILERS***(view spoiler)[*The business name Shazzam. Really?*Billy's fam [...]


  • Catherine

    *** 3.75 Stars ***My buddy Dani described Knight of Ocean Avenue perfectly when she said that it was a "low angst, feel good, sweet, and sexy story". It was definitely all of that. But the highlight of this book - at least for me - was the main characters. I can't tell you how much I adored Billy's sweet, humble, big-hearted, blue collar way. I mean, how can you resist a man that steps in to protect a total stranger from the ire of a homophobic a-hole in such a low key but effective way? How can [...]


  • Susan

    This was quite weird.Billy is a 25 year old construction worker. Big on the outside, but so incredibly gentle on the inside. He has dated his fair share of women, but none of them got his heart beating faster. He just went with what was expected of him.Well, all of that changes when he meets Chase ‘Shaz’ Philips. The flaming queen makes Billy question his sexuality. Billy just never thought about being either straight or gay. But after meeting the obviously gay stylist Billy knows he wants h [...]


  • Eli Easton

    I was lucky enough to beta this which was good, because I was craving some new Tara Lain! I just adored it. It's probably my favorite of Tara's just behind Fire Balls. I like that it's a straight-up contemporary, lovely and funny, hot and sweet. I couldn't put it down, which is a high compliment from me.I highly recommend it to all m/m romance readers!


  • Dalia

    A-dorable.Billy Ballew is a smart, sweet and hard working construction worker. He helped put his sister through college and he helps out his family since his dad had a heart attack. He's coaching Little League, because he wants to give kids a safe place to play and learn to respect each other. He desires to get a contractor's license, but he has a phobia about tests. That's also the reason why he dropped out of high school. He has two adorable "gay" cats, which he loves with his whole heart. Als [...]


  • Tara♥

    I'm unapologetically in a place where I am loving all things sweet and fluffy. After the weekend gone I'm all about hearts and flowers and this is all hearts and flowers. Billy is a sweet gentle giant and Shaz is ballsy and fabulous and kind. Their journey was a little bumpy but it was lovely and made me all mushy. I fear I'm going to start randomly hugging people at this stage."But if you never pass the test, I will love you not one tiny particle less."Billy's lips parted on their own. Did Shaz [...]


  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

    ***2 Stars******Unpopular Opinion Alert***This book is universally loved by almost all of my friendsd yet, I sit hereThere really weren't many characters here that I connected with and likedcially, Billy. He was supposed to be this "aww, shucks" endearing kind of character, but all I got wasAll he did was put himself downo stupid, too dopey, mediocre, etc And don't even get me started on the fact that he had NO CLUE he was gay until hooking up with Shaz. Let's see.you've masturbated to gay porn, [...]


  • Jennifer☠Pher☠

    I am so surprised at how much I enjoyed this. This book has so many things that normally drive me crazy, but every time I got to the point of losing my mind something great would happen and I'd forget my insanity. Just a very enjoyable story with wonderful characters, except for the majority of Billy's family, I didn't like them at all, even at the end. I liked it quite more than I thought I would.


  • BWT (Belen)

    Easy read with low angst and cheating. Yes, there is some cheating, which is a turn off for me. I also didn't buy all the kittens and rainbows reactions to Billy coming out.Though it has some real ragey moments (see my status updates for more info), and it's completely unbelievable, I still enjoyed some parts.If you can ignore the cheating and eye roll worthy cluelessness of Billy, this is an enjoyable, engaging, and cute story with a sweet and sexy HEA.


  • ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★

    4 Light-Hearted Put On Your Rose-Colored Glasses Stars!I love Billy he was HAWT! And, one helluva date for any gala~Shaz, was so perfect for him! And, goshe storyline, was A-DORBLE! Funand Eclectic! The MC of Shaz, as I have come to expect, Tara Lain nailed the flamboyance within. The dance, AWESOME!I felt it, I visualized it, and on how I loved it. “Now that you have me, big guy, what, pray tell, do you plan to do with me?”Yes, now that was my favorite line/quote in this book. Sadly right a [...]


  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Knight of Ocean Avenue isn’t my first book by Tara Lain and it won’t be the last, but if you asked me to tell you some details about any of her books I’ve read before, I’d be hard pressed to remember them. Outing the Quarterback was my favorite among her books, and one I’d certainly recommend, but her shifter PNR and her latest contemporary series, apparently, are cute and light-hearted, but ultimately forgettable.Lain starts this new series with two rather interesting characters. Bill [...]


  • Debra

    4.5 starsA feel good, opposites attract story. I loved the chemistry between the two MC's. Shaz is unapologetic in his flamboyance, which is a plus in his line of work as an up and coming stylist, but can cause some problems outside of that. Billy is a gentle giant of a construction worker, with some self-esteem issues, who finds it hard to deny his family anything, even his overbearing and disapproving mother. He has sacrificed most of his life to help them and all he gets as thanks is a consta [...]


  • Tina

    Lovely hurt/comfort story, one of my holiday reads. Billy, the hard working blue collar guy and Shaz, the flamboyant celebrity stylist are so different and soooooo cute together. Loved them to bits! Highly recommended!Jim's book is the next, I'm looking forward to get his story.


  • Isabel

    Fabulous!!!!


  • Vivian

    FREE on ARe Oct. 8, 2015


  • Ije the Devourer of Books

    4.5 starsThis is a lovely story and delightfully romantic. It is a real feel good story with some lovely characters.I enjoyed it all except for the 'pressure cooker' religious mum who actually reminds me of a very close friend 'cringe' and I say this knowing that I am religious too. Thankfully love overcomes everything and that's the way it should be even when children or those we love don't fit our preconceived notions. Far better not to have those notions but just to hope for love, life and si [...]


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