Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tim on Broadway: Season One by Rick Bettencourt: Review + Giveaway

Tim on Broadway: Season One (The Complete First Season)
Books 1-5
by Rick Bettencourt

Genres: New adult, gay fiction, LGBT, humor, paranormal, show business, personal growth, M/M Romance

Publisher: Bettencourt Concepts and Beaten Track Publishing

Number of pages: 268

Carolyn Sohier, the Greta Garbo of divas, is giving a once in a lifetime concert that Tim can’t afford to attend. Tim—an overweight, twenty-something virgin—regrets lending the hunky bag boy at the grocery store money that could have bought him a ticket. Tim needs to call in his debts, but money isn’t the only thing holding him back.

The first time Tim met Javier, he was blown away by the attention. He didn't often—actually ever—get a guy, let alone a hot one, pay attention to him. The problem, Javier is straight; yet he gives Tim mixed messages. Tim can’t get Javier off his mind, unless he is pursuing his love for theater—or talking with his best friend, Julia, about the “unattainable” crushes they share on some of the guys back home.

With the Carolyn Sohier concert fasting approaching, Tim struggles to get tickets. If he hadn't lent Javier the money to, well, have his way with him in the beer cooler at the store they worked at together, maybe Tim wouldn't have lost his job, and would be able to see Carolyn perform. But Tim’s learned his lesson from all this…or so he thinks.

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4 out of 5 stars
Tim is an ordinary guy trying to get through life one day at a time. The storyline centers around Tim trying to get tickets for a once in a lifetime concert and the things he has to go through to reach his dreams, but there is a lot more to it that comes to light as the story unfolds.

This book is probably one of the most realistic feeling stories I've read in a long time. They say characters make a book (well, I say that), and this one has fabulous characters. Tim is perfectly imperfect in that he had real-life problems, real-life issues, and real-life responses to situations. He was easy to identify with. And Javier was a mess, but it worked for his character. I loved watching their relationship develop over the time frame of the story, and never quite knowing what was going to happen with them or if they would work at all.

The storyline itself was original and fun and kept my attention the whole way through. I will be looking for more from this author in the future.


Rick Bettencourt is the author of Tim on Broadway, Painting with Wine and Not Sure Boys. He lives with his husband and their little dog, Bandit, in the Sarasota area of Florida. Rick originally hails from Boston’s North Shore where he learned to speak without pronouncing the letter “r”— and say things like “tonic” when he wanted a Coke, or “bubbler” when getting a drink from the park’s water fountain.

A few years ago, Rick was adopted by a Cairn Terrier named Bandit. Recently, Bandit moved Rick, and his husband of several years, to Florida to escape the New England winters and avoid being engulfed by snow drifts when going about their business.

When Rick is not being walked around the block by Bandit, he might be found working on a story about an underdog character triumphing over adversity. Or you might catch Rick watching The Walking Dead or Once Upon a Time, reading something like Running with Scissors or some personal development book, or writing to a group of folks on his mailing list.

In addition, Rick enjoys theater, art, old postcards, and amusement parks. He also loves to hear from his readers.

You can follow Rick on Twitter @rbettenc or subscribe to his mailing list at

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