Hard Sell

Their lips found each other, and Danny poured all he was into it. All his regret and remorse, his gratitude and his appreciation.

Hudson Lin
Hard Sell


Publisher’s Synopsis:
One night wasn’t enough.

Danny Ip walks into every boardroom with a plan. His plan for struggling tech company WesTec is to acquire it, shut it down, and squeeze the last remaining revenue out of it for his Jade Harbour Capital portfolio. But he didn’t expect his best friend’s younger brother—the hottest one-night stand he ever had—to be there.

Tobin Lok has always thought the world of Danny. He’s funny, warm, attractive—and totally out of Tobin’s league. Now, pitted against Danny at work, Tobin might finally get a chance to prove he’s more than just Wei’s little brother.

It takes a lot to get under Danny’s skin, but Tobin is all grown up in a way Danny can’t ignore. Now, with a promising patent on the line and the stakes higher than ever, all he can think about is getting Tobin back into his bed—and into his life for good.

If only explaining their relationship to Wei could be so easy…

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Danny & Tobin’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Jackie Lau posted about this series on her IG. Brother’s Best Friend/Best Friends Brother is one of my favorite tropes so I grabbed the audiobook.

I loved the history and family bonds that Lin wrote for these two. Tobin’s resistance to being treated like the baby of the family and Danny certain he has to prove his place in the world. They were obviously destined for each other, but overcoming Danny’s obsession with work was a big hurdle. Plus both of them worrying about Wei’s reaction to them. This is a good one when you’re in the mood for angstier and push/pull between the MCs.

I really felt Danny’s apology and commitment to putting Tobin first. Their HEA and the ending were wonderful.

This was my first time listening to Tyler Tetsuda and I enjoyed his narration. He was a great fit for the characters and brought the emotions through well. Good listen.

About the author:
Hudson Lin was raised by conservative immigrant parents and grew up straddling two cultures with often times conflicting perspectives on life. Instead of conforming to either, she has sought to find a third way that brings together the positive elements of both.

Having spent much of her life on the outside looking in, Lin likes to write stories about outsiders who fight to carve out their place in society, and overcome everyday challenges to find love and happily ever afters. Her books are diverse romances featuring queer and disabled people of color.

When not getting lost in a good story, Lin hosts a podcast, interviews queer people of color, and a does bunch of other stuff.

You can connect with Hudson Lin here:

My Favorite Quotes

There was something about seeing Tobin standing there, handsome and dapper, that stirred an age-old longing in Danny. – Hard Sell by @hudsonlinwrites #Audiobook narrated by #TylerTetsuda

Danny looked at him, Tobin got the profound sense of being seen. – Hard Sell by @hudsonlinwrites #Audiobook narrated by #TylerTetsuda

He loved getting manhandled. He loved that Danny was strong enough to manhandle him. – Hard Sell by @hudsonlinwrites #Audiobook narrated by #TylerTetsuda

That saying about never forgetting how to ride a bike? One hundred percent a lie. Tobin had forgotten. – Hard Sell by @hudsonlinwrites #Audiobook narrated by #TylerTetsuda

Their lips found each other, and Danny poured all he was into it. All his regret and remorse, his gratitude and his appreciation. – Hard Sell by @hudsonlinwrites #Audiobook narrated by #TylerTetsuda

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