All for Wesley (Pineapple Grove #2) by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliot

Check out the second novel in the awesome Pineapple Grove series !!!


Title: All for Wesley
Series: Pineapple Grove #2
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Romance
Published/Release date: October 4, 2019
Page Count: 235 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

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A B&B owner takes on a posh hotel developer in this enemies-to-lovers story with plenty of South Florida heat.

The grudge match is set to get nasty.

Wesley and Nathan are willing to pull out all the stops to achieve their dreams.

They just never expected the heat between them to carry over to the bedroom.

After one reckless night burning up the sheets, Wes and Nathan can’t stay away from each other.

But is there any hope of them having their happily ever after when it means someone has to give up his dream?

All For Wesley is a standalone enemies-to-lovers MM romance with sneaking, spying, family troubles, helpful movie stars, one poorly timed hurricane, and all the feels.

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This is the second book in the wonderful Pineapple Grove series, but, even though there are some recurring characters, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. This time it is the sweet B& B owner’s turn…Wesley.

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Wesley owns and runs a lovely little B&B, which caters mostly to the LGBT+ community. It is important for Wesley to offer them a place where they can feel safe and welcome. So when a big-time multi-million dollar investor comes sniffing around, wanting to buy his little B&B to make room for a hotel… Wesley naturally freaks out… He will sell his precious B&B .. over his dead body !!

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Nathan has his own (personal) reasons for wanting to put his hotel up…and he is getting more and more annoyed with Wesley for holding out. I can’t say I agreed with Nathan’s reason but…who am I to judge 😉

Nathan believes he will eventually convince Wesley….everyone has a price, right ?? Most of the shop owners in the area have already agreed to sell… It is just the stubborn, but very handsome, Wesley who is holding out. 

He is getting more and more annoyed with Wesley for holding out, though. Most of the shop owners in the area have already agreed to sell…It is just the stubborn, but very handsome, Wesley who is holding out. But everyone has a price right, he just has to find Wesley’s.

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This book definitely had all the ingredients to make a wonderful “enemies to lovers” story. No matter how much they hate or annoy each other…there is no denying the delicious chemistry between them…which makes for some awesome steamy scenes.

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With the two of them falling deeper and deeper into the rabbit’s hole…the question that remains is…. who is gonna give up his dreams ??!!

Even though I enjoyed reading this book, and the previous one, very much,  …. I have to confess that I still like “The Unbreakable Bonds” series better. I am just a huge action and mystery fan, and this series reads a bit sweeter.

So if you want to read a sweet and fun story about two enemies falling in love…you should definitely give this one a go. I can’t wait for the next one…Lincoln and Jamison’s story…. it sounds like they might turn out to be my favorite couple in this series. 

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Release Blitz “Best Man” (Close Proximity #1) by Lily Morton

 

Check out this awesome first book in Lily Morton’s new “Close Proximity” series !! Read my review and an Excerpt.


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Title: Best Man
Series: Close Proximity #1
Author: Lily Morton
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: October 3rd 2019
Page Count:  241 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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Zeb Evans doesn’t do messy.

The product of a disorganised and chaotic childhood, Zeb likes order and control, and as the boss of his own employment agency he can give that to himself. Life runs along strict lines and he never mixes business with pleasure. Everything in his life lives in neat, alphabetized boxes. Until Jesse.

Jesse Reed is Zeb’s complete opposite. He’s chaos personified. A whirling cyclone of disorder. He’s also charming and funny and a very unwanted distraction.

Which is why it comes as a complete surprise to Zeb to find himself asking Jesse to pose as his boyfriend for a few days in the country at a wedding.

Zeb doesn’t do impulsive, but as the time away progresses, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the merry and irreverent Jesse. But can he bring himself to break the hard-won lessons he’s learnt in life? And even if he can, how could Jesse be attracted to him anyway? He’s so much older than Jesse, not to mention being his boss.

From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages and Finding Home series comes a warm and funny romance about one man’s fight for control and another man’s determination to circumvent it.

This is the first book in the Close Proximity series, but it can be read as a standalone. 

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Goalie Interference (Hat Trick #2) by Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn

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Title: Goalie Interference
Series: Hat Trick #2
Author: Avon Gale / Piper Vaughnn
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: 30th October 2019
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 3,5 / 4 stars

 

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It’s goalie vs. goalie in this brand-new enemies-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn…

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom is looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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I absolutely love this series because…hot guys and hockey…what more could you possible want !!?? And after reading and loving the first book in this series, Off the Ice, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. 

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Now we’ve met Ryu in the previous book, but even if you haven’t read that one, you can read this one as a stand-alone….though why you would want to do that is a different question altogether…

Anyways… Ryu and Emmitt don’t really get off on the right foot when they meet. Which isn’t so surprising since they are both fighting for the same starting position on the team…goalie !! Would you embrace your competition ?? That aside, they are also complete opposites… restrained versus wild … So many tropes in this one !! 

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All their differences and resentment aside, they can’t deny the major chemistry sizzling between them. Best to do something about it and why not be “friends with benefits”. 

But we all know how that always works out….right 😉

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Even though I really enjoyed reading this one, I have to admit to loving the first book much more. For some reason, Tristan and Sebastion showed way more personality and the chemistry between them was almost palpable… It just did not get that same feeling with Ryu and Emmitt. I also didn’t get a real HEA for them…I needed an epilogue or something !! I like my closure 😉

I am sure we will get more of these two in the next book, but it isn’t the same for me. That said, I am very much looking forward to the next couple, bring it on !!!

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Henri (Confessions #5) by Ella Frank

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Title: Henri
Series: Confessions #5
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: August 27th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

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Good and bad. Right and wrong.
Life would be easy if things were always that simple.
That’s never been the case for Henri Boudreaux.

Son of a criminal. Ex-boyfriend to a Priest.
Henri’s made a career out of getting in trouble and avoiding the law.
So when he winds up in bed with it, he knows that things are about to get…complicated.

But what’s life without taking a few risks?
And what’s a risk without the threat of being caught?
No one’s ever accused Henri of being good man.
And Officer Craig Bailey is about to find out just how bad he can be.

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Remember Priest’s ex-boyfriend, from the previous books? Yeah, I had to go back and refresh my memory as well, but once I did… I was all team Henri !! He might be my favorite character in this series. The reason I say “might”, is because I have no idea how many books are yet to come in this series, and you never know 😉

Now I am all for a delicious bad boy, and Henri definitely delivered on that count. I did feel very sorry for him about the way things ended with Priest…and how…It actually pissed me off a bit, I think Henri deserved more loyalty from Priest, but hey that’s me… not everyone might agree here. 

So him finding how own white knight …a cop at that… cheered me right back up !!

Who would have thought, the cop and the bad boy, setting the sheets on fire 😉 

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But Henri has a past he is keeping secret, and a “sort of job” that Bailey knows nothing about… And he will find out, because he is closer to Henri’s “work” than he knows. 

I wonder what will happen when everything gets out in the open…guess I won’t have to wait too long to find out. Did I mention yet that I hate cliffies and waiting !!!

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Blog Tour “Escape” (Rebellion #1) by Annabelle Jacobs

Check out the first book in this awesome new shifter series by Annabelle Jacobs !!


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Title: Escape
Series: Rebellion #1
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Genre: Gay Fantasy
Published:  August 20th 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

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This isn’t the life Cole dreamt of, but what choice does he have? 

With his twenty-third birthday behind him, Cole Moreton now faces the shifter compatibility test which will decide his future. Testing positive means joining a pack and eventually taking the bite. Unfortunately, with enviable skills in self-defence and hand-to-hand combat, the kind of packs interested in him aren’t any he’d want to join. 

Logan has been a member of the McKillan pack for most of his life. Pack is family and loyalty is everything, but when the shifter government turns out to be no better than the oppressive humans before them, he questions everything. 

Right from their first meeting, Logan knows that a life with the McKillan pack isn’t right for Cole, but with his alpha taking a keen interest in Cole’s skills, Logan’s hands are tied. Mutual attraction builds between them, but acting on it is futile—helping Cole will put their lives at risk and an end to any future they could’ve had.

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I very much enjoyed Annabelle’s previous shifter series, The Regent’s Park Pack series, so of course, I had to read this new series as well. It’s a bit different…but just as wonderful. 

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I also wouldn’t say this first book was very romantic, even though it is chock full of sexual tension 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659 The steam was also fairly low, but I am sure there will be some major explosions in the future !!

There is no question about Cole and Logan ending up together…I am pretty sure they are made for one another, and they know it too. It is just that there are some other present matters that took the front seat in this first novel. And what a ride it was !!! 

I was completely drawn into the worldbuilding and spent most of my time reading biting my nails and trying not to fall off my seat. 

This was a wonderful introduction into a new series and I for one am already hooked. I can’t wait to see what will be next and I just hope the wait won’t be too long. 

I highly recommend this new series !!

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Kept in the Dark (Locke and Keyes Agency #1) by Charlie Cochet

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Title:  Kept in the Dark
Series: Locke and Keyes
Author: Charlie Cochet
Genre: Gay Suspense
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Page Count: 321 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

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Former Army Ranger turned government assassin Álvaro Montero and CIA Officer Caiden Cardosa crossed paths two years ago in Vienna, where their encounter ended less than amicably—despite the explosive sexual chemistry between them. 

Now Caiden is riding a desk at Langley after his cover is blown. And Álvaro—who was “killed”—has a new identity and purpose as Delta/D, an operative for the Locke and Keyes Agency, under the leadership of the mysterious Alpha Orion.

When D and Caiden team up in a deadly black ops mission, the urge to kill each other will have to take a back seat to the desire for revenge against the man who betrayed them both. Surviving the mission won’t be easy. Resisting the passion between them—that might be impossible.

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I am a huge fan of anything “alpha” man related. Which is why I have a great love for cops, FBI agents, secret agents, military men and so forth 😉 Now when those men also decide to get down and dirty with each other…. My day is made 😛

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So you can guess, that this book …or I should say this whole series…is right up my alley. D and Caiden were absolutely awesome (read HOT) together. 

The banter back and forth was delicious, as were the sexy times. That said, I could have done with a bit slower pacing when it came to the “I love you’s” … but hey, when you know you know 😉 

Even though I knew who the bad guy was right from the start, I still very much enjoyed the story. I won’t go into the whole plot, because you just need to read it for yourself. 

Now as much as I liked D and Caiden’s story,  I think I am gonna love Si’s story a tad bit more. I pretty much fell in love with the guy the moment he was introduced, so I can’t wait to get my grabby hands on his book. Hope the wait won’t be too long !!

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“You don’t need to be a designer to know how not to decorate your house,” D said, scowling at the vintage floral loveseat across from the blue velvet couch. “I think my grandmother had a couch like that. Except it was vacuum sealed in plastic. Nothing like sitting on a plastic-lined couch in the summer with no AC.”

Caiden gasped. “Wait, you had a grandmother?”

“Have. Yes.”

“Which means you had a mother.”

Have a mother. Yes.” D squinted at him. 

“Where are you going with this?”

“Well, damn.”

“What?”

Caiden shrugged. “I was under the impression you emerged from the darkness below. Clawing yourself out from the dirt, like a zombie or a great evil that’s come back to life after a misguided loved one buried you in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.”

D didn’t appear impressed. “Funny.”

“What does the Dark Lord look like?”Caiden asked, moving to inspect one of the pillars between two bookcases. “Was he like Tim Curry in Legend or sexy and British like Tom Ellis in Lucifer?”

“He was your height, blondish hair, with green eyes. A mouthy motherfucker who never shut up because he was a smart little shit who thought he knew everything.”

“Wow. That’s pretty specific.” Caiden nodded, removing his tablet from inside his messenger bag. “A mouthy motherfucker and a smart little shit. Sounds like an interesting guy.”

“Sounds like a certain pain in my ass,”D hissed from behind him.


Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found devouring a book, releasing her creativity through art, or binge watching a new TV series. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

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Title: The Last Hope
Series: The Raging Ones #2
Author: Krista, Becca Ritchie
Genre: Fantasy Gay Romance
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Page Count: 400 pages
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.

Sacrifice all you have to survive.

Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a young mysterious stranger. He knows everything about their lost histories, and when answers aren’t given freely, the bonded trio are forced to join a mission. One that will determine the fate of humanity. 

Legend says, a baby—the first of her species—has the power to cloak and teleport planets. Tasked with retrieving the infant, Court fears the baby is just a myth, and if they fail, they’ll never find the truth about their origins. 

As Court and Mykal grow closer, their linked bond becomes harder to hide, and dynamics change when Franny begins to fall for someone new. Vulnerable and with no choice, the hunt for the baby sends the trio on a dangerous path to Saltare-1: a water world where their enemies can’t die and survival comes at a high cost.

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After reading and very much enjoying The Raging Ones, I couldn’t wait to jump into this second installment. Especially with that cliffy still fresh in my mind 😉

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As I have said before…sci-fi is not really my thing but these two amazing authors have managed to pull me in from the very first page of the very first book. It was also a bit refreshing, reading something completely different. Just make sure you read the first book, before starting this one 😉

Court, Mykal and Franny’s are in some predicament, but their bond is still as strong as ever, and help is about to come from somewhere (or I should say “someone”) unexpected.. Stork is about to rescue the three…but nothing is for free. They will need to help him out with a new mission….a mission to save earth.

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What I enjoyed most of the first book was that I got to read all three POV’s and therefore their thoughts. This way I didn’t feel like anyone was excluded…since not all three of them are romantically involved. In this second installment, we also get a fourth POV, Stork’s.

I myself really enjoyed the introduction of Stork, and I think Franny did as well… they were pretty cute 😉 

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Court and Mykal managed to even deepen their feelings for one another and it was lovely to be a part of that. 

If you are into sci-fi or you are willing to try something new, you should definitely give this series a go.

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Pre- Release day review “Paint it Black” by Amy Lane

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Title: Paint it Black
Series: Beneath The Stain #2
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Page Count: 496 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

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Everybody thinks Mackey Sanders’s Outbreak Monkey is the last coming of Rock ’n’ Roll Jesus, but Cheever Sanders can’t wait to make a name for himself where nobody expects him to fill his famous brothers’ shoes. He’s tired of living in their shadow.

Blake Manning has been one of Outbreak Monkey’s lead guitarists for ten years. He got this gig on luck and love, not talent. So hearing that Cheever is blowing through Outbreak Monkey’s hard-earned money in an epic stretch of partying pisses him off.

Blake shows up at Cheever’s nonstop orgy to enforce some rules, but instead of a jaded punk, he finds a lost boy as talented at painting as Mackey is at song-making, and terrified to let anybody see the real him. Childhood abuse and a suicide attempt left Cheever on the edge of survival—a place Blake knows all too well.

Both men have to make peace with being second banana in the public eye. Can they find the magic of coming absolute first with each other?

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Beneath the Stain, by Amy Lane is one of my all-time favorite MM books. It made me laugh, it made me cry (a lot) and it made me swoon. It also had the perfect amount of angst for me. So it was in one word wonderful. Finding out that Cheever was getting his own book….was even more wonderful, because it meant I was getting a chance at revisiting all my favorite characters. 

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Remember that spoiled little shit in Beneath the Stain ?? Well, he is all grown up now and he isn’t as spoiled as everyone thinks he is. Sure he has a whole bunch of stuff his brothers never had, but that doesn’t mean he is happy. He might not have financial problems but he is very much alone.

Growing up without all his brothers around to protect him, like they used to, isn’t easy. And having a famous brother who came out as being gay isn’t easy either….it gives people certain ideas…

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Cheever never thought being gay was a problem…I mean he grew up around Grant and Mackey, and he has seen more things than they know. It isn’t until other people make problems, that Cheever realizes that being gay might not be okay…and if that is the case…does that mean that there is something wrong with him…

But with Mackey coming out first and things going to shit for him at school… He keeps falling deeper and deeper into the rabbit-hole. So Cheever just locks everything inside… where it can’t affect anyone else.

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And when he gets the chance to leave his home town…he takes it in a flash.

Maybe he can be an awesome artist…make something of himself. Something that has nothing to do with any of his brothers…Something just him.

For nine long years, Cheever has kept his distance from his brothers. But when the future he was hoping for falls to pieces, so does he…in a spectacular and tragic way. Thankfully Blake is right there to pick up all his pieces and glue them back together again. 

But Blake had plenty of issues of his own…so the question is. How will two such screwed up people make this work? The answer, however, is quite simple… LOVE people !!!

I absolutely loved Cheever’s story, though I have to say that it had a ton of similarities with Beneath The Stain. Not that I minded since it is one of my favorites

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Forgotten Luca (The Four#1) by Sloane Kennedy

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Title: Forgotten :Luca
Series: The Four (Book 1) 
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: July 30th, 2019
Cover Design: by Cate Ashwood.
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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I left him behind because I had no choice…
That’s what I keep telling myself, but it doesn’t make it any easier to sleep at night… or to drown out the words he kept repeating over and over the day we’d met: I just want to go home.

That was eight long years ago and I’d only known him as Billy, a terrified fourteen-year-old I’d had to leave behind to save someone else.

But his name wasn’t Billy and he’s no longer a frightened kid lost in a world where he was nothing more than a possession. His name is Remy, and while I didn’t recognize him upon meeting him again, he sure as hell remembers me.

It would be easier just to turn my back on him a second time, especially since that’s exactly what he wants, but there’s no way I can let the tormented young man go. At least not without trying to make things right first. The problem is, even if I can make up for leaving Remy behind so long ago, I’m not sure I’ll be able to walk away from him twice.

I don’t know what that means, but I do know that it scares the hell out of me.

Because needing in my world comes at a heavy price… one that not even I can afford to pay.

He gave me hope when I’d had none left, but he forgot about me just like all the others…
I fight. That’s what I do. It’s who I am.

But when Luca Covello walked into the dark, dirty room my captors were keeping me in so long ago, I’d already decided to do the one thing I hadn’t in the three years since I’d been taken from my home and family.

Give up.

Then he’d been there, like a bright light in a sea of darkness, and I’d had something new to fight for, to stay alive for… the day Luca came back to get me like he’d promised.

Except he never came.

And now, eight years later, he’s decided he wants to play the hero and save me. Well, I don’t need saving.

Not anymore… not ever.
Along with two years of sobriety under my belt, I’ve got a good job, a decent apartment, and I’ve managed to put my past where it belongs… in the past. No one, not even the gorgeous, mysterious businessman, is going to mess things up for me. If he’s come seeking forgiveness, I’m fresh out.

And if he’s come seeking something else… well, let’s just say that when I’m done with him, there’s no way he’ll forget me this time around.

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I am a big fan of Sloane Kennedy’s  “Protectors” series. Along with the “Finding” series, it is definitely one of my favorites of her. So when I found out she was writing another spin-off, I was as happy as a pig in mud 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

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Anyways.. those of you who are familiar with the Protectors series, and especially the twelfth book “Unbroken“, already know Remy and Luca. Now for those of you who haven’t read Unbroken, I strongly advice you to do so….you will enjoy this story so much more if you do. It will give you a bit more insight as to what happened between Remy and Luca in the past.

Remy has never gotten over the fact that Luca gave him hope 8 years ago and then took it away. Luca never forgave himself for having to make that difficult decision and not taking Remy away. He wants to right his wrongs….but Remy isn’t making it easy (not that he should).

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Thankfully Luca is not about to give up that easily. There is just something about Remy that really pulls him in and he just can’t let go…no again. Throw in a traumatized son, a cute little baby girl and some meddling badasses (in a good way) and you’ve got yourself a delicious story about heartbreak, healing, and family. 

Also, be prepared to be frustrated. This book is an extremely slow burn, so slow it gave me blue balls…and I don’t even have any !! 

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Now I definitely understood why they were taking things slow,  but my poor little black heart ( and other parts of my anatomy) just wanted them to freaking kiss already !!!

Even though this book deals with some seriously traumatized characters, the triggers weren’t as huge as some of Sloane’s other books. Most traumas happened in the past and this book really focuses on the present. That said…there still are some, so keep that in mind 😉 

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I really enjoyed this new spin-off and I can’t wait to read the next book. I could have done with a bit more steam though…even if I do get why it was a bit on the milder side. What can I say…I just love me some man on man lovin’7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

Can’t wait for more by this author !!

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Release Blitz “Ignite” (Unbreakable Bonds #7) by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott


Check out the awesome 7th book in this amazing series !! Don’t forget to read my review 😉


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Title: Ignite
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #7
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: July 26th, 2019
Length: 73.000
Rating: 5 stars 

 

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Two of Noah’s Army buddies are dead.

Someone has taken shots at Noah.

And now Noah’s former lover, JB, is a target.

Noah, Rowe, and JB team up to track down a killer trying to take out all of Noah’s old Army team in hopes of covering up a dark secret.

But this trip to Washington, D.C. threatens to unravel the perfect life that Rowe and Noah have built over the past three years. JB’s arrival in their lives have Rowe and Noah wondering if they want the same thing for their happily ever after.

Rowe is sure of one thing—nobody threatens his man. And he sets out to show anyone with a hidden agenda what a bad decision that was.

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When I first started this series I never would have expected them to turn out as my favorite pairing, but their book is definitely the one I re-read the most. Now I have this one to add to that, and let me tell you: it is awesome !!!

It has been a couple of years since Rowe pulled his head out of his ass and realized he was head over heels in love with Noah.  He still very much is and Noah loves him back just as much. 

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No relationship is perfect though, and insecurities are just a step around the corner.  But when Noah is personally threatened, and a piece of his past shows up in their lives…there is no room or time for doubt. 

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These two definitely still burn the sheets together !!!

I had an awesome time reading this one and I was extremely satisfied (hehehe) when I reached the end !!

Can’t wait for Hollis and Ian’s book. Though I would be very pleased if Jocelynn and Rinda could set JB up with a HEA of his ownfcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47 How about it ladies ???

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

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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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