Unspoken Vow by Eden Finley

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Title: Unspoken Vow
Series: Steele Brothers
Author: Eden Finley
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: July 10th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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𝙃𝙚’𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙧𝙪𝙣 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢.

 

There’s a long list of things I don’t handle well:
Change.
Relationships.
Breakups.

But there’s one person above everything else I can’t seem to get a handle on.
𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦.
In short, he’s perfect. The reality, he scares me.

He’s the opposite of what I usually go for. He’s bigger. Intimidating. He reminds me of someone I’d rather forget.

When I need to find a new place to live, Brody offers me his spare room, but I have no plans on taking him up on the offer. He doesn’t know what happened to me five years ago, and I want to keep it that way.
But with limited options, I find myself outside his apartment holding a full moving box and wondering: How can I do this without exposing the darkest part of my past?

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Books that center around Mental Health are always a bit of a hit and miss for me. This is because I myself suffer from multiple issues, and so I am not always up to reading about it. Sometimes I just like to pretend I am an ostrich… 

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Other times I don’t mind reading about it because it makes me feel less alone…if you get what I’m saying. 

Anyways…I usually try not to let my mood affect my rating because me being in a bad place has nothing to do with the book or the story 😉 

In this instance, I really enjoyed the story…it actually made me feel hopeful, which is always a good thing. That said…I still want to point out the triggers to those who do mind reading about mental health.

 Anders and Brody were introduced in the previous book and since I didn’t know this before I started, I had to go back and read book 1, Unwritten Law. I do advice reading that one first 😉 

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Now this book may have dealt with some heavy subjects but that doesn’t mean it was all heavy and dark. There was definitely light and fun and sweetness. 

I had a lot of admiration for Anderson and respect for Brody in how he dealt with everything. Anderson has been through some very traumatic events and is still struggling with the aftermath. He is suffering from a severe case of PTSD, amongst other things. But thankfully he isn’t alone… He will find strength in Brody, who I loved dearly …

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Love doesn’t solve all your problems, I know this better than anyone…but it sure as hell helps. Having someone to love you, support you and hold you up when you crumble…is everything…

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My feet carry me across the apartment to Anders’ door, and I knock gently. “Anders?”

There’s a moan and then a curse.

I have no idea what I’m doing or what I’m going to say. Demanding answers isn’t an option, and neither is laying it all out there that I want more.

He still hasn’t opened the door.

I knock louder. “Anders? Are you okay?”

“Uh, hang on,” he calls out.

There’s something in his voice that sounds strained.

His footsteps get closer but then stop, and the door doesn’t budge. I lean in closer to try to hear more, which is when Anders, of course, opens it. I jump back but not fast enough.

He’s bare chested. Breathing hard. His face flushed. His mouth opens. Then closes.

That’s when I notice how poor a job his boxers are doing at hiding the giant erection trying to get free.

“Oh.” My gaze flies to his. “Oh. Umm, right. Okay. I … you know what, it’s not important.” I practically fall over myself trying to turn and get away as fast as I can, because oops. Interrupting a wank session is poor form.

A chuckle comes from behind me. “It’s your fault, you know.”

I spin to face him. “Mine? How?”

Anders closes the gap between us with torturously slow steps. “All I’ve been thinking about is kissing you again.”

I feel his voice all the way to my toes, making them curl into the carpet.

He’s a breath away now, so close I can smell sex on him as if he’s wearing it like cologne.

I want to close the gap. I want to kiss him. My gaze lands on his lips, and I feel my tongue run along my own.

“But we can’t,” he whispers. There’s absolutely no conviction behind it. It sounds more like resigned defeat.

“Why not?” My voice mimics his, low and sexy with a tiny hint of a growl.

Anders takes a step back as if needing space. “My therapist. She said we shouldn’t. Not until …”

“Until?”

“Until I’m ready.”

“I’m guessing you’re not going to be ready in say the next ten seconds?” I ask hopefully.

Anders laughs. “Goddammit.” He rushes me, almost knocking me off my feet as he claims my mouth.

I groan as his tongue meets mine and his hands embrace and cling to me. He pulls me close, and while I’m still so bloody confused, I can’t stop myself from taking it.

Anders murmurs words I can’t understand against my lips, but when he pulls back a tiny bit, no longer assaulting my mouth but still kissing me, I hear, “Why do you have to be so … you?”

He kisses my cheek, the side of my jaw, and my neck, while his impressive cock digs into my side. His lower half rubs against me, and my own cock wants friction, but my head gets stuck on his words.

“What do you mean, why do I have to be me? What’s wrong with being me?”

“I’ve tried everything to make you unsexy in my head. Only, it’s not working. I still go to bed with you on my mind and my hand on my dick.”

His breath is hot on my skin. “I’ve been trying to be good. Trying not to touch you. Trying to forget how good it felt to have your cock in my mouth. I’ve been trying to avoid this. I don’t want to freak out again. But you feel so damn, amazing, Brody.”

He’s moving into rambling territory as he ruts against me, and I throw my head back when our cocks line up through our boxers.

If we keep going like this, we’re no doubt going to fall over.

“Couch,” I croak.

His head snaps back, and he looks me in the eyes. “Couch?”

“Pin me again. Make it so I can’t move from beneath you and take what you need.”

“Brody,” he whines but pushes me towards the couch.

I fall onto my back, but I get a chance to whip my shirt over my head before Anders’ hard body lands on top of me.

I lift my hands above my head, joining them at the wrists.

“Hold me in place,” I encourage. If this is what he needs to get off, I’m more than willing to give it to him.

As much as I’m dying to touch him and hope one day I’ll be able to, this, what we have right here, is more than enough for me.


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*Always Mine* by Sloane Kennedy

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Title: Always Mine
Series: A Love in Eden Novel
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: June 18th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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I had one reason for never going back to the small town I once called home, but I never guessed it would be the same one that made me want to stay… 

Brooks 
I grew up in the small town of Eden, Wyoming, but never really felt like I fit in. 

Until I met the one boy who changed all that. 

When we were kids, Xavier Price understood horses, but somehow, he got me too. He’d made me feel like I wasn’t just the overdressed, too sensitive fifteen-year-old geek who loved math and didn’t always say the right thing. But all that changed the night he threw my trust back in my face and betrayed my family in the worst kind of way. 

And while I’m back in Eden to make sure my uncle’s horse ranch is operating in the black, the one thing I know I won’t have to deal with is the man who’d been on the verge of stealing my heart ten years ago. 

Because Xavier Price is still in prison for what he did and even if he weren’t, he wouldn’t be foolish enough to show his face in Eden ever again. 

Right? 

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Wrong. 

That’s what returning to Eden after ten years behind bars feels like. But it wasn’t like I had a whole lot of choices. And it wasn’t like I was going to be handed any decent job offers, let alone my dream one of working with horses. 

But that’s exactly what happened and now that I’m foreman of Black Hills Ranch, I’m not letting this job go for anything. 

Not even the spoiled little rich kid I’d thought was different when he’d glommed onto me ten years ago. 

I have no doubt Brooks Cunningham didn’t wait long to move on to bigger and better things the second my jail cell was locked behind me, and that’s just fine by me. I’d been wrong about the sweet, emotional boy who’d had a habit of wearing his heart on his sleeve anyway. 

Except fate has decided to have another go at me by tossing Brooks right back into my sometimes too small world. Gone is the scrawny, stars-in-his-eyes nerd who used to do math problems just for fun. In his place is a gorgeous specimen of a man who thinks he can go toe to toe with me and once again destroy everything I’ve worked for. 

Not happening. 

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When I found out that one of my favorite MM authors was coming with a new series… it made me happy as a hippo.

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There haven’t been so many great MM books out this year…it is slim pickings to be honest and I gotta say, I really needed this.

When I read the blurb, I figured I was in for a world of angst, but this wasn’t really the case.

Xavier and Brooks were really good friends when they were in their teens. Different as they could be…they still formed some kind of instant connection. Brooks is a numbers boy, who loves solving math problems and the ranch owner’s son. Xavier is more of a hands-on kind of kid and he is the son of the ranch manager.

Where Xavier goes…Brooks goes until the ultimate betrayal happens….but who is the one betrayed ??

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Fast forward 10 years and these two will have to face one another again. Both of them are still chocking on their hurt and the betrayal, but neither of them knows the real/full truth

No matter how much they try to hate and resent each other…their hearts have already chosen years ago…and what the heart wants, it will try to get.

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These two have plenty of demons to fight, especially Xavier, but most of his past isn’t described in detail. There are mostly hints about why he is the way he is today. As far as triggers go, this is a very mild book, compared to what I have read in the past by this author.

It is mostly about loss, betrayal, overcoming your hurt and learning to trust again.

I really enjoyed reading this one, though I have to be honest and also admit that I am on pins and needles to read the next “protectors” book. I am a sucker for angst, drama and some darkness. Which is why that series (and the spin-off) will always be my favorite.

That said… I am very curious about the second book, and I hope it will be Jules’. I have a feeling I am gonna love that guy….and his love-interest 😉

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* Blog Tour * Keeping Cade, by SE Jakes

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Keeping Cade, Crave Series, Book 1, by SE Jakes

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Title: Keeping Cade
Series: A Crave novel
Author: SE Jakes
Genre: Gay Menage Romance
Release date: May 24th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

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Protection has its price, but so do fantasies…

Fantasy Week happens twice a year at Crave, and it’s always a big hit—a way to live out your wildest fantasy in a safe, sane, and consensual manner.

But when Cade comes in with his Fantasy Week invitation, he’s not happy about it. He’s stoic as hell and his preferences don’t seem to match his fantasy at all…and yet, despite that, he enjoys himself with Tegan and Vic. At least at first.

When it becomes glaringly apparent that the fantasy isn’t something Cade’s comfortable with, it’s confusing for the men he’s been paired with, and Tegan and Vic put a stop to the scene immediately.

What Cade doesn’t know is that Tegan and Vic are not only co-owners of Crave, but they’re also owners of a mercenary group, Gray Ops, that’s run out of Crave. They’ve also been circling each other for years… but nothing sparks until their session with Cade.

What happened in Room 4 is something none of the men can forget…but it’s got nothing to do with a fantasy and everything to do with blackmail. Can Tegan and Vic help Cade keep his secrets, while keeping all of them safe at the same time? Because the threatening to spill out aren’t only Cade’s…

*This series is set in the MEN OF HONOR world, in the bar called Crave from Bound By Honor

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Over the last year or two, I have actually started to appreciate reading some menage stories. Now not all of them are executed the right way…at least that’s how I feel about them, but this one was very nicely done. It was also very HOT 😉

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I am not a big BDSM fan but the blurb of this book really caught my interest, so I figured I would just give it a go. I am really glad I did because this book was much more than just a BDSM story.

Now don’t throw rotten fruit at me…but… I have not read the “Men of Honor” series yet. It is on my never-ending TBR list and I swear I will get to them asap !! So you can imagine I had no idea what Crave was or any of the people working there. Still, there was no confusion on my part, so that’s good 😉

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Cade comes to Crave because he is supposedly realizing one of his fantasies at “Fantasy Week”. When Vic and Tegan (also owners of Crave) start to reenact his so-called fantasy, it becomes pretty clear that Cade isn’t as into it as he should have been. So even though there is some major sparkage between the three of them… Vic and Tegan pull the plug on the whole thing.

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Of course, there is a reason FOR Cade’s very strange behavior and Vic and Tegan want to get to the bottom (hehehe) of it…and they do. Being mercenary Gray Ops, they are also the best guys Cade could pick to have his back (hehehe).

If you enjoy reading about hot alpha military men going at it, and falling in love…you should really give this one a go.

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“Am I being chauffeured or can I take my own truck?” Cade asked as they walked out the back door of Crave, leaving behind Oz’s yells of “I can’t promise what I’ll do if you leave me alone with him.”

“We’ll drive you,” Tegan told him.

“Why don’t you just carry me across the threshold of the fight club when we get there?” Cade muttered.

“Didn’t know you needed that level of romance,” Vic said seriously. “I’ll keep it in mind.”

Cade sighed heavily and got into the back seat with Vic, while Tegan drove. He guessed it was for protection, and arguing wouldn’t change a damned thing. He needed to preserve his strength anyway.

Vic handed him a Gatorade and a PowerBar. “Eat up.”

Cade muttered, “Fucking starving and this shit tastes like cardboard.”

“Fight first, then I’ll get you a goddamned buffet,” Vic promised.

“There’s a McDonald’s on the corner,” Cade pointed out hopefully.

“You had an entire pizza recently,” Vic reminded him.

“Recently to me is the last hour.” Cade bit into the PowerBar and stared at Vic. “I think this went bad.”

Vic frowned. “They can’t go bad.”

 


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Title: Adam Only
Series: The Other Books
Author: Roe Horvat
Release date: May 30th, 2019
Cover Design: Roe Horvat
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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On stage, Adam lets his passion drive him. All his secret desires, everything nasty, dirty, and beautiful flows freely through him, for once in harmony. His soul thrives when his body moves, but only on stage. Adam’s passionate nature makes him a great dancer…and a failure at life. He’s a lonely, emotional mess. Going home with a man far out of his reach is the last thing Adam should do. Christoffer represents everything Adam isn’t: strong, independent, educated, and rich. His kind eyes, at odds with his brutish form, make Adam’s knees and restraint buckle.

Once Christoffer sees Adam dancing, he’s lost. The young man is mesmerizing, otherworldly, and unpredictable. Whatever might happen between them, it will be transient, and Christoffer will most likely get hurt. The temptation is too great, however, and the sex explosive. He might as well enjoy every moment he’s given, even if it’s just one day, maybe two. If Christoffer treads carefully, Adam might stay until Monday.

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This is the second book for me by this author and again, I was very impressed. This story is the definition of sexy and naughty but not without also being romantic. I can also tell you I was pretty aroused at the end 😉 

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Those of you who have read The Other book, already know Christoffer and Adam. Those of you who haven’t should really give it a go. They had some nice “playtime” with Tyler. I remember being very curious about the dynamics of their relationship and wanting to know more. So I was extremely happy to find that I was getting my wish 😉 

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This book tells us how Adam and Christoffer, who seem to be so very different, met. They are quite a few years apart in age but that is not all that is so different about the two of them. I am a huge fan of “opposites attract“, and this one definitely hit the mark. 

But what I loved most about this story, is the connection these two shared. It was so sweet and intimate. Of course, it was also very very HOT 😉 

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 I have to admit to being a sucker for “love at first sight“, especially when I as a reader can actually feel it. 

“You found me,” 

I highly recommend this book and the previous one. 

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♥ Release Blitz ♥ Killer Bond, by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott (Ward Security #5)


Check out “Killer Bond“, the 5th book in the awesome “Ward Security” Series !!

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Title: Killer Bond
Series: The Ward Security series #5
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Suspense Romance
Release date: May 20th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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Daniel Hendricks wants a vacation. Ward Security’s accountant and resident code breaker just needs a little R&R from the chaos and usual shenanigans of the office. 

But what was supposed to be a sexy vacation hook-up explodes in his face when he’s mistaken for a rogue secret agent. 

Now he’s on the run with CIA agent Edward Raines from Bermuda to Barcelona to Paris as they try to find the secrets the real rogue was attempting to sell before another foreign spy does. 

The chemistry between them is off the charts, but how is Daniel supposed to trust a man who had originally set out to kill him?

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I have read every single novel these two ladies have written together and so far I have enjoyed them all. That includes this particular book and so I can only hope that they will keep em coming, so I can keep on reading 😉 

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This is the seventh book in the series and this time we get to read about Daniel, Ward Security’s very own accountant. Now I am gonna be honest here and admit that I had no idea who Daniel was when I started this book. I guess I haven’t been paying enough attention because I am sure he was mentioned somewhere before. But with all my favorite hotties around, I guess I must have missed him… my bad

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Those of you who are into the whole “nerd” and the “badass” theme…are in for a treat! Nerdy Daniel is about to stumble upon his very own “secret agent man” when a case of mistaken identity leads Edward right to his lounger in Bermuda. Of course, he doesn’t know who Edward really is when he meets him. All he knows is that he wants to climb him like a tree….which he does 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

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There is no denying the instant chemistry between these two, even though Edward likes to pretend he is only doing “his job“. Pretty soon they are neck deep in trouble and they need each other to make it to safe ground.

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This book is full of fun, action, steam and sweetness and we even get a short little cameo with some of my favorites

Now as much as I enjoyed this one, I have got to admit that I just wanted a bit more. I wanted to know more about Daniel and Edward personally. I know I am greedy but once a couple’s story is finished in this series, we don’t get much more info about them anymore. So this is all there is.

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I wish that some of the books in this series would be longer. I miss really getting to know the characters like I did in “The Unbreakable Bonds” series. Those guys really started to feel like family and I guess that is something I don’t feel when reading this series. That doesn’t go for all books though, Geoffrey, whom I feel I know a tad bit more, is definitely an exception. But I guess that is because he does make several appearances in both series…and that’s the way I really like it 😉 

So I guess it’s time for an Unbreakable re-read huh… 

If you’re a fan of steamy and suspenseful gay romance, I highly recommend this series 😉


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Daniel took a sip of the frozen margarita and hummed his pleasure as the cool, citrus flavor burst over his tongue. It was the perfect antidote to the sun beating down on his head. The sun he was enjoying more than he’d expected.

Bermuda in June held a dreamlike quality that made him feel as if he’d entered another world. Sparkling, white sand. Big, open sky. Crashing surf. And the scenery in between the two was a feast for the senses as well. Rocky outcroppings gave the view texture, and the green of the trees along the sides of the beach only added to the spectacular color.

Of course, a life spent behind a computer meant he was pale as hell, leaving him to slather on suntan lotion. The Fairmont Southampton hotel where he was staying for the next week rose up on the hill behind him with the bright greens of the golf course crossing in front of it.

Today, he was planning to do nothing more than sip the drink at his side, read the latest thriller from his favorite author, and people-watch from his lounge chair on the beach. Maybe in a day or two, he’d wander around the island and take in the sights, but for now, he wanted to do a whole lot of nothing but relax and soak up the rays.

It would be a nice break from his job at Ward Security where he worked as a forensic accountant. He loved his job and especially loved the place he worked, but he still didn’t totally feel like he fit in. Or he was just the perennial wallflower.

But that was the story of his life.

Too shy for his own good, Daniel felt like he was that random piece in search of the right puzzle.

Daniel knew he should feel used to being the outsider, but Ward Security only brought it into stark clarity because all his coworkers were so outgoing. They’d become their own tight-knit family. They all tried to make him feel included, but Daniel’s insecurity and awkwardness kept him from joining in as much as he knew he should.

Even now, Quinn Lake was texting him for more pictures of Bermuda. One of Ward Security’s resident hackers, the poor guy spent even more time behind his computer than Daniel did. He admitted when Daniel mentioned his planned vacation that he never traveled, preferring to stick close to his ailing mother. But he loved to live vicariously through his constantly roaming coworkers.

Come on, Daniel! Gimme one more pic!

Smirking, Daniel grabbed his margarita and held it up so that the beach and surf were clear in the background when he snapped the picture. He sent the image, took another drink of his alcoholic beverage, and put it down on the little table beside him. He was just about to put his phone down as well when it pinged with another message.

A loud laugh jumped from his throat when he opened it to find Quinn had sent back a picture of him and Dominic Walsh. The hacker and the redheaded bodyguard were both glaring and flipping him the bird.

Dom says you need to find a man to go with that drink, Quinn texted a second later.

Daniel put his phone down without replying, but a smile still lingered on his lips. This vacation was not about finding a summer hookup. This was his chance to wind down and get his head on track. He’d been pulling long hours at Ward, and he’d looked forward to this vacation for a long time.

An hour later, he half dozed, lulled by the alcohol and sun, his book forgotten on his lap. A lounge chair next to his creaked, and Daniel could only assume that someone was stretching out in the sun. He didn’t even bother to open his eyes, was just grateful this newcomer didn’t come with chatty friends or screaming kids. Right then, there was only the sound of the crashing surf on the beach and the low, distant sound of music drifting from the nearby beach bar. This was heaven.

It wasn’t until he turned over that he cracked his eyes and caught a glimpse of the man next to him. His eyes flew open wide to take in all six and a half feet of the gorgeous creature. Blessed with broad shoulders, narrow waist and hips, the man was stunning. Black hair and a close-cropped beard gave his craggy face character. Daniel had always been a sucker for the rough-hewn look on a man, and this guy had rough down pat with his thin face, bladed cheekbones, and full lips. His arms looked like he could out bench-press the security agents at Ward Security. Black tattoos covered his left shoulder and upper arm in an almost-hypnotic design. He wore plain black swim trunks that came to only the tops of his thighs and looked as if they were painted onto his perfect form.

Daniel was used to being around big men, used to feeling kind of small despite his height of five eleven, thanks to the mountains strolling around Ward Security. He was built thin. Hours of working out would never change that. Taut and whipcord lean was what his last boyfriend called him. And Derek was the last person Daniel wanted to think about. Derek and his wandering dick.

Dark eyes turned his way, and the smile that stretched those full lips did something to Daniel’s chest. He smiled back as he settled on his stomach and closed his eyes. Wouldn’t do to stare at the hot man like some creeper. Though he couldn’t help but crack his eyes one more time. Those eyes—brown—were still on him, and they held interest as they ran down his form and locked on his ass. His ass was the one thing not lean about him. “A perfect, round bubble butt,” Derek had said.

It took all his effort to hold back a grin when the man looked at him and shrugged sheepishly. He held out a hand. “Might as well introduce myself now that I’ve come across as a complete tool. I’m Edward. Edward Raines.”



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Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

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*Review Tour* Prophesy Book II: The Bringer of Wrath by A.E. Via (The King & Alpha Series #2)

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Title: Prophesy 2, The Bringer of Wrath
Series: The King and Alpha
Author: AE Via
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance
Published: May 22nd, 2019
Page Count: 267 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

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Shifter and Vampire True Mates story. 

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep. 

While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf. 

Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army. 

Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy. 

This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG. 
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN. 

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It has been some time since I have read the first book in this series Prophesy which I enjoyed a lot. Thankfully as soon as I started reading this one, everything about the first book came back to me. I love when that happens. I also remembered how bad I wanted to read Alek and Belleron’s story…and let me tell you, I was not disappointed !!

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This book starts exactly where the last when left us, and just so you know…it can NOT be read as a stand-alone. You won’t understand what the hell is happening, so if you want to read this series, start with the book 1 !! 

Last time we saw Alek and Bell, things were quite strained… with Alek pretty much throwing (read attacking) himself at Bell. 

Alek has always wanted a mate…to find someone to truly love him, and he can’t believe that fate has given him a chance in the form of Lord High vampire, Belleron Liatos. But how can he be the perfect “beloved” when he is in fact so broken inside… Broken into three separate pieces to be exact. How can he ever explain all that he is to his one true love…

And there is no way he will be able to hide/supress his inner being(s)

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Bell was pretty surprised, finding out his “beloved” turned out to be a shifter with apparent control issues. What he is even more surprised about.. is what he sees lurking when he looks into the eyes of his love…and how much it’s pulling him in. 

I loved this series when I started it, but I love it even more now. It is exactly what I look for in a shifter/vampire story. It kept me at the edge of my seat while still making me laugh and swoon. I even cried a little tear!

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If you love vampires and shifters as much as I do, then you should definitely give this one a try. I was a bit surprised with the medium steam-level because I am used to the very steamy “Nothing Special” series by A.E. Via. No worries though, there is still some very nice sexing going on !!

I myself can’t wait for the next book which I am sure (read hope) will be Mac’s.

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Shifter and Vampire True Mates story.

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.
While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.
Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army.
Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy.
This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG.

No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN.

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A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.
A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak at upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.



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Finding Home Series, Book 3
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Release Date: 05.12.19
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Title: Gideon
Series: Finding Home
Author: Lily Morton
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: May 12th, 2019
Rating: 5 stars 

 

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Gideon Ramsay is so far in the closet he should be a talking faun.

A talented, mercurial, and often selfish man, Gideon has everything he should want in life. Fame, money, acting awards – he has it all. Everything but honesty. At the advice of his agent, Gideon has concealed his sexuality for years. But it’s starting to get harder to hide, and his increasingly wild behaviour is threatening to destroy his career.

Then he’s laid low by a serious illness and into his life comes Eli Jones. Eli is everything that Gideon can’t understand. He’s sunny tempered, friendly, and optimistic. Even worse, he’s unaffected by grumpiness and sarcasm, which forms ninety percent of Gideon’s body weight. And now Gideon is trapped with him without any recourse to the drugs and alcohol that have previously eased his way through awkward situations.

However, as Gideon gets to know the other man, he finds himself wildly attracted to his lazy smiles and warm, scruffy charm that seem to fill a hole inside Gideon that’s been empty for a long time. Will he give in to this incomprehensible attraction when it could mean the end of everything that he’s worked for?

From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages series comes a story about a man who needs to realize that being true to yourself is really just a form of finding home.

This is the third book in the Finding Home series but it can be read as a standalone.


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Wow…I really loved this book. I might even love it a smidge more than “Oz“, which is saying something because I really liked Oz a lot. Gideon though, he rocked my world and so did his love interest Eli. They were absolutely awesome together. I laughed my ass off, fanned myself when things got hot, and I even cried some little tears. Sounds perfect right !!

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Let me start out by saying that unlike a lot of others, I didn’t blame Gideon for his behavior in “Milo“. For me, it was actually the other way around and I blamed (and maybe I still do) Milo for taking what was not his to take. I don’t that it was just a “friends with benefits” deal between Niall and Gideon… There is an unwritten rule… you don’t go where your sibling has gone and Gideon was there first so…

So I went into this book completely open. I had no grudge against Gideon and I was sure, that even though his behavior was a tad bit harsh, he had his reasons… and boy does he. He actually made me feel even sorrier for him… I knew there was a reason I loved him from the start 😉

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Gideon is not in the best of places when this book opens, and you will get to know exactly why. I felt a bit heartbroken about his sadness. Thankfully he is not alone and even though Milo and Niall are not my favorites, they do love Gideon and they do want what is best for him. His manager Frankie, however, is a real piece of work. I don’t really have any nice words to say about him. He is responsible for introducing Gideon to the best thing to ever happen to him though… Eli !!

Eli was absolutely wonderful. I loved every single thing about him. He reminded me of Oz so much but for some reason… I loved him even more..can you believe that !!??

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Eli was absolutely perfect for Gideon. He brought light back into his life and Gideon finally just got to be… I think the best part of this book was watching Gideon grow and coming into himself

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This author has once again blown me away and I can’t wait for more !!

Highly recommended 😉


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“Round the block?” he intones in a gloomy voice.

I nod. “Yes, please.”

The car moves off slowly. He examines my face in the mirror. “You okay, sir?”

I look up, surprised. “Of course,” I say abruptly. Then I ask, “Why?”

He shrugs, returning his attention to the road. “You don’t look so good, Mr Ramsay.”

“Oh Russ, you old charmer, you,” I drawl, slugging some more tequila. “What’s with the ‘sir’ and ‘Mr Ramsay’ business anyway?”

He ignores the question. He’s more passive-aggressive than Taylor Swift. “You haven’t eaten properly for a few days now,” he says instead in a concerned voice.

“I have eaten,” I say crossly.

“Tequila and vodka aren’t any of the major food groups.”

I shrug. “I had a Pop-Tart this morning.”

“You had that yesterday and very charmingly regurgitated it into a jasmine bush earlier on.”

“I’m fine,” I say dismissively.

“I surely hope you are,” he says wryly. “Because you’ve got your hands full tonight.”

I shake my head, thinking of the two men I’m about to get into bed with and looking down at my very disinterested cock. “Russ, you’d need a medium and a séance to bring my dick back to life tonight.”

He laughs loudly and then sobers. “Maybe you should call it a night then. Go to bed on your own for a change, sir.”

“Okay, Nanny McPhee. And maybe I’d be better with a box of tissues and a wi-fi connection.” I sigh. “Actually, that sounds a lot quieter.” I stare blearily at the back of his grey head. “I hope you also know that tagging the word sir on the end of a sentence doesn’t make it any less bossy.”


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About Lily 

Lily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.

Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.

She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.

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Why We Fight, by T.J. Klune (At First Sight #4)

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Title: Why We Fight
Series: At First Sight #4
Author: T.J. Klune
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: May 14th, 2019 
Rating: 5 stars 5

 

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Corey Ellis sure doesn’t. Oh, everyone around him seems to have found their happy ending, but he’s far too busy to worry about such things. He’ll have plenty of time for romance after he survives his last summer before graduation. So what if he can’t get his former professor, Jeremy Olsen, out of his head? It’s just hero worship. And that’s the way it should stay.

Except that this summer, bigender Corey—aka Kori—is interning at Phoenix House, a LGBTQI youth center that recently hired an interim director. And because life is extraordinarily unfair, the director just so happens to be a certain former professor, now current boss.

Desperate to keep things professional as he and Jeremy grow closer, Corey makes a major mistake: he turns to his friends, Paul Auster and Sanford Stewart, for help.

But Paul and Sandy have some ideas of their own.

Set in the summer of 2016, Why We Fight is a celebration of queer life and being true to oneself… no matter the cost.


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This is the fourth book in the “At First Sight” series and I have loved each and every single one. They make me so freaking happy !!!! Now I first fell deeply in love with Corey/Kori when I first met them in “The Art of Breathing“, and I am so glad I finally got to read their story….and what a great story it was fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

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Corey/Kori is bigender and biracial, which unfortunately means that life hasn’t always been the easiest for them. That said…I think they turned out pretty awesome. I love seeing that they weren’t too bitter about what happened in the past. 

Apparently, Corey/Kori have been crushing on their former college professor Jeremy Olsen, who turned out to be Robert’s son (Charlie’s man). And guess who is gonna be his temporary boss for his summer job at the LGBTQ center ?? That’s right…Jeremy 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

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How will Corey/Kori ever be able to work under him (pun intended). They are sure that Jeremy doesn’t feel the same, but when they are proven wrong, how will they keep their hands off each other and stay professional.

With Paul and Sandy’s noses all up in their business things are bound to get weird…and crazy funny. I especially loved the parts with “Johnny Depp” in them !!

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I absolutely laughed my ass off reading this one, though there were also times when I got a bit choked up. No Wookie Cry Face though… 

I could have done with a bit more Ty, since he is still one of my faves, but hey we can’t always get everything we want. 

As all good things go, this series has come to an end and I have a bit of a double feeling about that. I love how they all got their stories and their HEA, but I don’t know if I am ready to say goodbye.

Thank god for re-reads !!!

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The Doctor’s Secret, by Heidi Cullinan (Copper Point Medical #1)

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The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point’s sunny nurse-next-door… and nothing can stand in the way of this romance.

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Title: The Doctor’s Secret
Series: Copper Point Medical #1
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: April 23rd, 2019 
Page Count: 337 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars 

 

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Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they’ve done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don’t include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane.

Simon wasn’t ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There’s no question—Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann’s has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table… unless they bend the rules. 

But a romance that keeps them—literally—in the closet can’t lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn’t want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn’t want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they’ll have to change the administration’s mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point… and about each other?

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When I saw that Heidi Cullinan was releasing a brand spanking new series I jumped on it. She is after all the author of my “all-time favorite” Carry The Ocean, and let’s not forget “hot as balls Dirty Laundry. All the reasons for me to give this one a go 😉

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Now as much as I enjoyed reading this story, it didn’t blow me away like “Carry the Ocean” did. I don’t think anything ever will, so I am just gonna accept this fact. What I did love about this book was the “hospital setting“. I devour hospital series like crazy and so this was right up my alley.

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Hong-Wei is a new surgeon (read wonder doctor) at the hospital where Simon works as a nurse. It is pretty much love at first sight. I am not a huge fan of “insta-love” but I tried not to let it bother me too much.

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I am very curious about the next book and I will definitely read it !!

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♣ Blog Tour ♣ Made For You, by Anyta Sunday (Love and Family #2)

Set in New Zealand, Made For You (Love & Family #2) is an MM gay romance featuring two guys at very different places in their lives – but both finding out they are looking for the same thing.

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Series:Love and Family #2
Author: Anyta Sunday
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: May 1st, 2019
Rating: 4 stars 4

 

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Ben wants to find a new home.

Twenty-four-year-old Ben McCormick is the primary caregiver for his brother Milo after their parents’ death. A year into the job, he’s totally got the hang of it. Mostly. Sort of. Not at all?

Defeated and thoroughly chastised for his lack in parenting skills at teacher-parent night, Ben slumps away with the resolve to finally get his life sorted: be a better role model, and sell their parents’ house for a fresh start.

But first, he needs to spruce up his house to hit the market. He’s no DIY king, but Milo’s hot-as-hell woodwork teacher is…

Jack wants an old home to fix.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jack Pecker is waiting for the home of his dreams to come on the market in the summer. What better way to wait the interim months than working on a small renovation gig?

Only trouble is, the gig is for the McCormick brothers. And working in close quarters to red-haired Ben McCormick won’t be easy. Not with the attraction that simmers between them. Attraction Ben makes no effort to hide.

But Jack’s professional. Dating a parent is highly discouraged at Kresley Intermediate, and he’d never cross the lines…

Ben and Jack. Two guys searching for a home – but will they find the perfect one?

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I’m a big fan of Anyta Sunday’s work and one of the reasons is the fact that she always knows how to bring on the feels… I also know, that when I open one of her books, I will get the slow burn I crave and the sexual tension that goes with it.

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As I said recently in another review, I am one of the few people who loves reading about kids in their books. They are usually really good at breaking the ice, lighting things up a bit and making me laugh out loud.

I absolutely loved the (brotherly) bond between Ben and Milo.

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I can’t imagine what it’s like to lose both your parents and have the care for your sibling as well. I had so much respect for Ben.

Of course, the relationship between Ben and Jack was pretty awesome as well. And even though this book isn’t very heavy on the steam, what’s there is sweet and hot and lovely. The whole book is sweet and lovely.

And so once again, I got to close an Anyta Sunday book, with a big smile on my face 😉

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Angel (Fallen Angel #3) by Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine

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Series: Fallen Angel
Author: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: April 25th, 2019
Page Count: 273 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

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USA TODAY bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine conclude the story of sexy Fallen Angel rockers Viper and Halo in ANGEL.

As Fallen Angel embarks on their worldwide Corruption tour, frontman Halo is forced to deal with his newfound fame, as well as his intense feelings for his bandmate, Viper.

Because now Halo has everything he ever dreamed of and one surprise he never expected: a boyfriend.

And Viper has the one thing he never thought he wanted but found himself chasing down: a relationship.

From the very beginning, they were drawn to each other, but can these polar opposites find lasting love, or will their flame burn out?

ANGEL is the third book of the Fallen Angel Series and should be read following HALO and VIPER. Halo and Viper’s story concludes in ANGEL.


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This is the third book in the “Fallen Angel” series and it starts exactly where the previous book left us… with Viper and Halo declaring their love for one another in front of the entire worldfcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

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For me, this book felt like a really long epilogue with all the good feels. It was filled with steamy goodness and fluffy scenes. There wasn’t really any angst in this one, at least not between the two of them. 

Halo has to come clean with his family before the rest of the world informs them about their son’s love life, and Viper will be forced to face the past and let go.

Other than that Halo and his Angel are extremely happy and they can’t seem to keep their hands off one another for very long…which was a good thing for me 5d0ea20d51184ba1bb6249faf6f342ba

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What had me most intrigued though was Killian’s wandering eye… He just can’t take his eyes off of “Fallen Angel’s” new manager Levi. I can’t wait for their story…I have been a huge Killian fan since the beginning !!! I hope he will be able to corrupt Levi into breaking his rules 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

If you are a fan of sweet and fluffy series with plenty of hot man on man action, then you should definitely give this series a try 😉 

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Finding Forgiveness by Sloane Kennedy

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Series: Finding #4
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: January 24th 2016
Page Count: 211 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

 

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He was only there for a business deal… 
A couple of days…that was all it was supposed to take for property developer Roman Blackwell to decide if the strip of land just south of Dare, Montana would be the perfect spot for his next luxury resort. He wasn’t interested in repairing his frayed relationship with his half-brother who’d moved to the small town a few months earlier and he definitely wasn’t interested in doing anything more than scratching an itch when he checked out the gay club near his hotel. But when his plans for a quick hook-up are waylaid after he steps in to save a young man being brutalized, Roman finds himself building an emotional connection he never saw coming. 

One bad decision changed everything… 
College student Hunter Greene has spent 18 months trying to forget the one night he gave in to temptation and made a decision to hide one lie by telling another. But the guilt of knowing he shattered another young man’s life to protect his own secret shame is slowly destroying him and he knows that soon even his spiral into a dangerous pattern of self-destructive behavior won’t be enough to keep his entire world from imploding. But the last thing he’s looking for is someone to save him. 

But fate works in mysterious ways… 
Forced to return to the town he grew up in, the last person Hunter expects to run into is the mysterious savior who changed everything with one soul-shattering kiss. While he can’t deny his attraction to Roman, Hunter knows that he’ll never be free to act on it and once Roman discovers the terrible secret he’s hiding, it won’t matter anyway. 

Because some things just can’t be forgiven…


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This is the fourth book in the series and I have to say that it was a bit more emotional than the previous ones, because it deals with some very sensitive subjects. Having read book 5, “Finding Hope” already, I can say that that one is still the most emotional of them all…and one of my all-time favorites. Still…this one makes a great “second best” when it comes to all the books in this series so far. I still have hope there will be more 😉 

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Since I’ve read all the books before this one, I already knew who Hunter was and what he did to Finn (book 1). FOTO BEWERKEN - makkelijk online je foto's bewerken of aanpassenI always figured there was more to that story and when I found out what really happened and how Hunter was feeling, my heart broke for him.

He’s 19 years old and he’s refusing to accept his gayness. Reason for this is his fucked up father who has been abusing him and treating him like shit his whole life. Hunter uses self-harm, to calm his panic, feeling pain on the outside makes the pain on the inside fade away…

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When Hunter is at a gay bar, he follows a biker into a back room, he figures, if he lets himself be used by the guy, he might not feel these gay urges anymore. But what was supposed to be a one on one, turns into a gang thing and Hunter gets abused by more than just one biker. He doesn’t say no or tries to stop it….he just retracts into himself…feeling numb…feeling nothing.

FOTO BEWERKEN - makkelijk online je foto's bewerken of aanpassen Roman is a developer who’s in town to look a piece of land he wants to buy. He figures going out to gaybar at night is a good idea because he’s been a bit tense about visiting the town his halfbrother lives in (Gray book 3). Maybe if he finds some hot guy to fuck, his stress will lessen…

He wasn’t prepared to walk into a bunch of bikers abusing a young man. When he sees the empty look on the man’s face, he springs into action and kicks their asses. He takes Hunter with him to his hotel room and tries to comfort him. 

One kiss shared between the two of them changes everything…

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These two men are both broken and lost in their own ways. One a bit more than the other. Will they be able to mend each other’s broken pieces and will Hunter be able to forgive himself for what he did to Finn…

I really enjoyed this one, I felt so bad for Hunter. I know he made a mistake in the past, but I don’t think he was responsible for other people’s actions. He was just a kid himself and he didn’t have anyone to lean on…Roman was perfect for Hunter. 

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He was patient and sweet and protective. I really liked the two of them together and I was very proud of how Hunter’s confidence grew and how he finally stood up for himself and Finn.

This book does deal with sensitive subjects, such as non-consensual sex, self-harm, and abuse…

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Wood, Screws, & Nails by Piper Vaughn, Kade Boehme (Hard Hats #1)

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Title: Wood, Screws, & Nails
Series: Hard Hats #1
Author: Piper Vaughn, Kade Boehme
Genre: Gay Romance
Published:  April 23rd 2014
Page Count: 166 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

 

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Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist. 

As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist. 

Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.


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I already read the second book, so I thought I would give this one a try. Damn, I’m glad I did. This was one sexy little read !! I am still recovering 😛

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So… Aaron, 37, is the father of Julian who’s 21. He has his own construction company and yes…he’s gay.

When Aaron was young he fooled around with his best friend some and the end result was Julian. They didn’t stay together, but they are still best friends and they’ve raised Julian together. Julian’s mom has been in a relationship with another man for a very long time and they all get along really well. There is just one tiny little issue…Aaron has never told his son he’s gay (stupid stupid stupid)

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Malachi (I really don’t like that name) is Julians best friend and roommate. He’s also 21 and yes…he’s gay as well. He also has a major thing for older guys.

Aaron is spending the summer renovating his parents’ house at the lake and when his best friend Blake (book 2) calls and tells him he won’t be able to come and help, Aaron calls his son Julian. He thinks it would be a perfect opportunity to have some quality bonding time with his son.

Julian agrees but wants to bring his best friend Malachi with him…Malachi needs the money and Aaron needs all the help he can get.

Well, you know what happens next….instant attraction !! 

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Aaron tries to stay away at first because Malachi is only 21… and his son’s best friend. But when Julian decides to go and party instead of helping with work….that leaves Aaron and Malachi with a lot of alone time. 
So these two start to heat up the sheets together…..and damn were they hot !!

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After some time sneaking around and having some really hot sex, they start having feelings for one another. They both know it’s not just meaningless fucking anymore.

One day they get a bit too bold and decide to make good use of the pool table. Julian was not happy when he came in, and got a nice view of his best friends ass….an ass occupied by his father’s dick !!

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Now I know Julian was acting like a whiny little bitch almost the entire time…and Aaron was a bit of a doormat where his son was concerned…but still, that shit was fucked up.

I think Julian had every right to be pissed off and traumatized. I would not want to walk in on my father like that…doesn’t even matter if it’s with one of my male or female friends. So Malachi’s ignorant reaction, saying it was none of Julian’s business what they were doing…I call bullshit on that one. If one of my best friends would fuck my dad..I would kick their ass…twice !!!

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I also call bullshit on Malachi saying that Aaron didn’t have to come out to his son, because it was his right to keep it a secret. But that’s my personal opinion. How can you teach your kids not to lie and to always be yourself, but then lie yourself and act as if you’re ashamed of who you are. 

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Things with Julian were fixed a bit too fast for my liking. It wasn’t very realistic. One minute he’s pissed off and the next he almost forces his dad on a plane to go after Malachi. 

I would have enjoyed/appreciated it more if it would have taken more time for Julian to forgive his dad and come to terms with everything. That may sound harsh, but I for one would not have forgiven my dad that fast for lying to me and sneaking around with my best friend. I also don’t think I could forgive my best friend for not talking to me about it. Sure Julian was a bit of a brat, but I don’t think his “brattiness” had anything to do with this.

Anyway…now that I’m done ranting…I did loved reading this one. It was very interesting and very nice on the steam !

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*Blog-tour* Dirty Laundry, by Heidi Cullinan (Tucker Springs #3)

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Reissuing March 29, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press. Title is revised with some significance and expanded from original release.

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Title: Dirty Laundry
Series: Tucker Springs
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Release date: March 29, 2019
Page Count: 199 pages
Rating: 

 

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Sometimes you have to get dirty to come clean.

When muscle-bound Denver Rogers effortlessly dispatches the frat boys harassing grad student Adam Ellery at the Tucker Springs laundromat, Adam’s thank-you turns into impromptu sex over the laundry table. The problem comes when they exchange numbers. What if Adam wants to meet again and discovers Denver is a high-school dropout with a learning disability who works as a bouncer at a local gay bar? Or what if Denver calls Adam only to learn while he might be brilliant in the lab, outside of it he has crippling social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Either way, neither of them can shake the memory of their laundromat encounter. Despite their fears of what the other might think, they can only remember how good the other one feels. The more they get together, the kinkier things become. They’re both a little bent, but in just the right ways. 

Maybe the secret to staying together isn’t to keep things clean and proper. Maybe it’s best to keep their laundry just a little bit dirty.

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I have no idea why I waited so long to read this one, since plenty of my friends have recommended it to me ages ago. Guess it’s mostly a case of so many books and so little time. Still, it’s not a good excuse since Heidi Cullinan did write one of my all-time favorites “Carry the Ocean“. So shame on me !!

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Now I am gonna admit that I am not a huge BDSM fan (I make some exceptions), but I am a fan of kinky, dirty sex and most especially….”dirty talk“, and let me tell you, I got plenty in this one !!!

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I really liked Adam, and he was so cute. I could understand life being a struggle for him. My heart really broke for him a few times… It also really pissed me off !!

So meeting Denver is really such an awesome thing for Adam… Adam has some issues of his own to deal with but being with Adam is the best thing for him. They are so amazing for each other…oh and HOT…did I mention HOT yet ??

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I also want to mention I have read the revised and expanded edition, and since I didn’t read the previous version yet… I have no idea what has been changed 😉

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*Blog Tour Spotlight* Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert

Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.

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Title: Arctic Sun
Series: Frozen Hearts #1
Author: Annabeth Albert
Genre: Gay Romance
Published/Release date: April 1st 2019
Page Count: 384 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
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He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.

Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…

River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.

With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neither’s willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run.

Warnings: Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.

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I think this was a nice enough read,  I am gonna be honest though and say that wasn’t completely blown away. Its the first book in a new series though, so I hope that the stories will keep getting better and better… It did make me want to take a nice long vacation to Alaska 😉

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Both of the MC’s struggle with some serious issues, which sets a bit of a serious tone right from the beginning. 

Griffin is a bit of a lone wolf, but when his uncle needs his help he feels like he has to step up…which he does. Griffin is a military veteran and a (recovering) alcoholic. He is struggling his way through life. Staying put…is one of his ways of coping.

River is a former model still recovering from, and dealing with a very serious eating disorder. He deals with his issues in the exact opposite way…by moving from one place to another.

Now I have got to be honest here… I love a good slow burn, but this story was just a bit too slow for my tastes. There were even times I felt a tad bored. My mind started wandering off and that is never a good thing. 

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That said…I did feel these two were good for each other. There was a certain sweetness about them. You know who didn’t have any sweetness… Griffin’s mom, I didn’t care for her at all. 

All in all this was a nice read and I am curious about the next book in this series. 

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