Hard Truths by Alex Whitehall

Hello, everybody! I’m Alex Whitehall, and I’m here today touring for my contemporary m/m romance, Hard Truths, which is about Isaac and Logan’s whirlwind romance, as well as coming out and what family means. But it’s not all angst and drama. In fact, I hope you’ll have as much fun watching these guys fool around as I had making them be goofs.


About Hard Truths

He can’t have the family he wants, but he may get the love he deserves.

Isaac didn’t expect to find love at his family’s Christmas dinner, but that was before he met his sister’s new fake boyfriend. Tall, muscular, and tattooed, Logan is what Isaac would love in a partner—and also everything his parents would hate in one. Not that they know Isaac’s gay.

That doesn’t stop him from dating Logan—unbeknownst to his parents, and with his sister’s approval after she fake dumps him. The pair dive into a whirlwind romance of motorcycle rides, cheesy puns, and hot sex. They meet each other’s friends and fill their time with happiness and laughter. It’s all perfect.

Until Isaac suggests they move in together, and Logan asks Isaac to come out to his parents. Isaac wants to, but he’s scared; he doesn’t want to lose his family. Unfortunately, he can’t see that his real family has been right beside him all along.



Hard Truths is now available for download at Riptide Publishing and all major vendors: Amazon B&N Kobo Apple .



Hard Truths by Alex Whitehall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Isaac loves his parents, he just doesn’t like them much. Another forced holiday with them is not his idea of a good time. When his sister brings her boyfriend to the festivities it’s a little different. The man is a tattooed wonder. Isaac’s attraction isn’t appropriate until the boyfriend grabs his butt and he realizes that the man is not his sisters after all.

Logan is doing a good deed and in the process finds someone very interesting. When Isaac and him get together it seems so right. Their relationship turns serious very quickly. Logan ask him to move in but doesn’t want to be a secret. He tells Isaac when he admits to his parents that he is gay, they can live together. Isaac struggles with telling them the truth. When he tells them it turns out worse than he could of ever possibly imagined.

In the aftermath he loses even more. Not sure his previous life is recoverable, he is devastated.
Can he get his life back to the way it was?

This book was probably a 3.5 for me but I bumped it up because the beginning and ending of the book were good and Logans character made it interesting. The middle dragged a little. It seemed all the characters were a bit immature which took away from the story.

I received an arc of this book from Netgalley.

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About Alex Whitehall


If there are two types of people in the world, Alex Whitehall probably isn’t one of them, despite being a person. Their favorite pastimes include reading, horseback riding, sleeping, watching geek-tastic television, knitting, eating, and running. And wasting time on the internet. And spending glorious evenings laughing with friends.

While Alex prefers sleeping over doing anything else (except maybe eating), sometimes they emerge from the cave to be social and to hunt for food at the local market. They can be found blogging, reading, and tending after their aloe plants.



Connect with Alex:

Twitter: @AlexWhitehall

Email: AlexDWhitehall@gmail.com

Blogging: blogspot.com

Tumblr: tumblr.com




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This mug appears in Hard Truths as one of the first presents that Isaac buys Logan. It’s similar to a mug I have myself (that my friend bought me and that might have inspired the gift)! The order will be shipped directly from the buyer, so you have to be willing to share your physical address with the buyer and myself. You can choose either size and any of the fox images.

Due to prohibitive shipping costs, this prize is only open to within the US. For international readers, indicate as such and you’ll have a chance to win a digital copy of your choice from my backlist.

Contest closes October 6. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave a means of contact!


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