Six Degrees of Lust (By Degrees #1)
Six Degrees of Lust is both an ensemble novel and the first installment in the By Degrees serial. This means there are several point of views and the story will continue. Thanks.
New York City FBI team leader Samuel Shaughnessy lives for his immediate family and his job. After a marriage gone wrong he has stuck to a firm rule when it comes to relati ...more
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The publisher sets the price, and they do it based on length.…more My apologies for the delayed response. I wasn't aware of these questions until today. :-)
The publisher sets the price, and they do it based on length. Six Degrees of Lust is about 120,000 words, so it is on the long side. Sadly, that's out of my control. :-(
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Our main protagonists are FBI agent and team leader Samuel (Sam) Shaughnessy who is living in New York, and bar manager Machlan (Mac) O'Bannon who is living in Houston, Texas. As a little side note: There is no denying it, Irish men are hawt. Sam is very busy working the case of a religious serial killer who is murdering young gay men. The evidence leads him and his team to Tangerine, a very popular gay club. Both men are bumping into each other at the airpo ...more
Let me tell you why I would normally dislike this book:
* Too many characters
* All of whom are gay or bisexual
* All conveniently intertwined somehow
* All perfect
Let me tell you why I ended up loving this book:
* So many characters to choose from.
* All of whom are HOTLY gay or bisexual and attracted to one another
* All intertwined in this “six degrees” way that makes it fun to figure out who-knows-who
* All imperfectly perfect with interesting stories to be told
It’s a given I’m going to love Mac an ...more
I really had no idea what to expect with this one, especially based on the warning and it being an ensemble cast. I don't think I've read many books this style. But I must say I really really liked this one. Maybe because I really liked all of the people making up the ensemble.
Was I confused at times as to who was who?
Everyone is so connected it was hard to keep track of everyone and everything.
Needless to say I was sucked in the mystery aspect from the get go. And while I do think i ...more
I just can't.
The style doesn't call to me.
The sex doesn't inspire me.
The endless list of perfect secondary gay characters is aggravating.
This is how I feel 1 Day after reading this book.....
I WANT the next one NOW! I am glad as HELL I do NOT have to wait but a few weeks, otherwise I'd just DIE!
The Book and What I Loved
I Loved that he call's him Kitten!
I Love the chemistry "omg...off the charts" of Mac and Sam
I Love the email's...they were HILARIOUS!
I Loved Sam's Alpfa-uptightness
I Loved Mac's Alpfa-laid-backness.
I Love Logan...just for fu*#king being Logan.
I Loved Mac's voice, his accent stood out in word with per ...more
Mac, a man who manages a bar from Texas, flies to New York with his boss to look at possible places for a second club location. Sam, an FBI agent, meets Mac at the airport when he drops everything to rescue his sister and nephew. Their brief encounter is intense and leaves them both with a longing to hook up. W ...more
I really wanted to like this book, but there were too many secondary characters and there was too much going on. I know the author is setting things up for a series, but she tried to pack way too much into this first book.
I think I'm in the minority here, so if you're thinking about reading this, give it a shot. You just might like it. In fact, I liked it enough that I'm not going to rate it because I might come back and finish it later.
I am not ready for Sam & Mac's story to end. I still need to know more about Logan, Sasha, Christian and Remy. They were all such amazing characters and deserve their time...and if that time is sooner then later I w ...more
Amazing plot, fantastic characters... well, a story that captivates from the beggining til the end!
Sam and Mac have an interesting, honest and beautiful relationship! The chemistry between them is mind-blowing and though Sam won't admit how serious in love he is and Mac plays along, the development is so exciting... I love them!
But I also love all the other characters: Chris, Remy, Logan... so many interesting and super hot men! They all took m ...more
Flowing writing. Fully developped protagonists irresistible to the core. Secondary characters only enhancing the plot, never weakening it. Gripping cop sub-plot. A religious gay homophobic serial killer on the loose. An FBI agent swearing off all relationships. An ex-fireman battling the constant suffocating denial of his high-status family towards his choice of life. An accidental spark turned into an inflamatory sexual attraction and deep-seated emoti ...more
I really do love Mac and Sam together and I hope there will be many books to come in the future, since I already feel a connection with all the great characters in this one :))
In the beginning, this book was crazy confusing. There were so many people to keep track of, and how everyone was connected to each other was not easy to keep straight. But once you were pulled into the meat of the story, it was fantastic. Let me just say, this right here, is one hell of a scorching hot page turner. The sex was off the charts, but the story was right there as well and I was invested. The running straight off the cliff ending would have absolutely killed me if I wasn't a ...more
There were a LOT of characters in this story, a lot of different things going on, which, usually, I don't like. In this one though, they all fit together (even if they don't KNOW they fit together), and I just kept wanting to read more. The chemistry between Mac and Sam is off the charts hot, and I know some people don't like Sam's assholeish attitude, but I totally do. I get that it's just a way to protect himself from getting ...more
The book starts off with a creepy prologue about a serial killer in the making (very "Criminal Minds"). We then meet Sam, an FBI agent whose team is investigating a series of murders of young gay men, at the scene of the latest murder victim. Sam is a loner. Past trag ...more
Second time reading and it's still 5 stars -- read from 08.29.13-09.02.13
Wow. I just love this book. Normally when I'm rereading something I always have the "oh this is where such and such happens" or "ugh not that part -flips to next chapter-". No. I read every.single.bit of this book all the way through and it was like being introduced to it and Taylor V. Donovan for the very first time. I love that and it very rarely happens.
I have loved Sam and Mac since the very beginning. I really ...more
The main characters were unlikabl ...more
Overall, I would say its an enjoyable read. Mac and Sam were beyond hot together, and I liked the push/pull of their relationship, but there were some problems preventing me from giving this a higher rating.
The prologue was pretty damn creepy, and I got really excited that this book was going to be a m/m series that was really dark. I don't think it lived up to that in that department. While the mystery is focused on a serial killer religious fanatic, after the prologue I n ...more
In the airport on his way to get his sister and nephew, he meets Mac O'Bannon. Mac i ...more
Excellent m/m mystery romance, only problem is neither the romance nor the mystery is resolved in this book, we have to wait for book two for that. A host of interesting characters in this book principally Sam Shaughnessy, New York FBI team leader and his 'friend with benefits' Mac O'Bannon, Texan bar manager. Then there is the serial killer targeting blond gay twinks across numerous states.
Sam is 33 years old, 6'3" midnight black hair with blue eyes and a swimm ...more
I loved it even more the second time. Sam and Mac are one of my favorite couples.
Sam and Mac bumb into each other at the airport and are immediately attracted to each other. They exchange numbers and two days later they meet at a hotel room for some fun.
After that explosive night they cannot stop thinking about each other and even though Sam’s policy is no reruns, he calls Mac and they meet up again. Mac lives in Texas and Sam in New York, but they eventually decide on a f ...more
5 stars and from me even though there were the usual MLR niggles with spellings, punctuation etc.,
I adored this story of Sam, the big tough New York detective who is leader of the Hate Crimes department and is on a mission to find the 'Leviticus' murderer (and yes folks, you get to find out all about our friendly Leviticus and what he preached in the Bible...it certainly wasn't toleration) before he kills many more gay guys in both New York AND Houston, and his dream man (and mine) Mac who jus ...more
Sam is an FBI agent in NYC who is working to find a serial killer. He meets Mac, a drop dead gorgeous bartender from Houston, in the airport and instant attraction sparks between them. It was great watching their relationship develop from a hookup into something neither of them could walk away from. I also loved how the author tied al ...more
**** 4POV stars ****
Phew! Get ready to meet lots of characters, through theirown POV too. There are several POV in this book, so keep that in mind, if that is not your thing.I found I liked it! It worked. There's the two main character, Sam and Mac, but the story also includes their friends/coworkers on both sides and they are all interconnected somehow. I liked all the different story linesall the secondary characters provided.I can see how some readers can be bothered by it, but I found it a b
You know those books your friends just rave about? The ones you run off to buy and mark on your TBR based on the excitement alone. This was one of those books. However, anytime a book comes with a warning in the blurb I get a little nervous. When I heard this book has a HFN ending I started to push it further down the list. Well, I finally read it and it was great. Leaving me wanting to smack myself for waiting so long to read it because I loved it. I can’t wait for the next one! Coming ...more
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“Not a chance.” Sam slid out of the booth.
“Not on the clock,” Logan said.
“Not with witnesses,” Zane countered.
“Not even gay,” Duncan finished.”