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Afflicted II (Afflicted #2)

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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  611 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
Hunter and Dillon finally came to terms with the idea that they wanted more than just hot sex with each other. Dillon decided to quit hustling in order to invest his time and energy in building their relationship, and Hunter let his barriers down and opened his heart. But fear has a way of creeping up and dismantling things that we hold precious. Dillon’s family isn’t quit ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by TPG Books (first published December 3rd 2012)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
Review completed December 6, 2012 / Edited December 7, 2012

4.5 stars.*****Beautiful. Intriguing. Enticing. Carnal. Lascivious. Lush. Erotic. Raw.

That’s Brandon’s writing—a heady flavor.

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"I've fought misconceptions my whole life, Dillon. But most of that has been dealing with my own misconceptions about the presumed motives of other people."

There’s nothing more I can say about this author that hasn’t been said before. Well, let me just add that Brandon is one of those authors who define my pe
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Susan
Dec 05, 2012 Susan rated it liked it

3.5 stars …like but not love…

I have been anxiously awaiting this follow-up to the first book! I fell in love with Hunter & Dillon (oh Dillon) and their uniquely senses-filled, beautifully budding relationship.

Afflicted II, however, fell a little flat for me. Hunter & Dillon, instead of feeling more developed, felt more stereotyped and characterized. And the originality that made book 1 so appealing was lacking in book 2.

Yes, there were still some gorgeous love scenes and displays of em
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Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
Aug 31, 2015 Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: m/m, m/m romance, gay romance, readers, humans, bigots, glbti
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”Two men,” Hunter said, “pulling each other in to the center of a circle.”


The abrupt ending of Afflicted (I) left me breathless; I needed more, immediately. Luckily, the wait was worth it. This contemporary romance stands out primarily due to the unique character that is Hunter Stephens. However, it’s the sex, and the sex, and the hot, hot, hot sex that cements this story. The non-visual descriptions allow the reader a special experience that is like nothing else. Through Hunter and Dillon’s
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Ingela
5 Big Loving Stars - another amazing good novel about two adorable guys - one blind the other a former male escort - I'm completely charmed, again
”Loving someone gives you courage; being loved back gives you strength.”

I wrote it in my review of the first part of this two-book story, and I'll say it again: ~ “Some books are so much more than a good book. They are magical books. An author has written a beautiful text, the words flowing, the environments are so well described and it's smells, sound
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Bev


Phew. Another hot and steamy read from Mr Shire, hotter than it's prequel definitely. Another 4 stars and

Shortie review. Hunter and Dillon are still finding their way in the relationship, and relationship problems enter the fray...as they tend to do. Dillon asks Hunter to move in with him, but Hunter turns him down, knowing that Dillon needs something for himself now that he is no longer an escort and encourages him to find a hobby/do a course at college....just something to take his mind off
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Nina
ETA: the typos are fixed. I read the Amazon version which hadn't been updated at the time but has now been edited.

This was enjoyable, but not really satisfying.
They had sex, they fought a couple times, they weren't in the mood sometimes (some realism! Yay!), they moved in together and they expressed their love (in all the possible ways). Very good. So? There was no resolution.
Travis was an asshole, but he wasn't so bad. What happened to him, exactly? Why did he help Dillon's mom? Why didn't he c
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Jan 26, 2013 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it really liked it
Loved this book!!
It was wayh shorter than the first one, so bummer there but it was just abso-freaking-lutely amazing!!! :D

Hunter and Dillon were just asdfghjkl!!
Their romance, their chemistry and their present! Beautiful!!
What they went through with each other by their side! Amazing. Loved this book!! Wish it was longer though!

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*Ja'Mecha* ~Dhevious~
Dec 09, 2012 *Ja'Mecha* ~Dhevious~ rated it really liked it
THE END...





Seriously the hell just happened?
Didn't we discuss that like a week ago?
I kept tapping my tablet to get to the next page... ANNNNNND those two words showed up... again .

Can we not know what happens next? I mean what's going to happen at Christmas? Is Dillon going to drop the shit between him and Travis? Is Margie going get it on with her chocolate bunny? So many unanswered questions. I want these questions answered dammit!

Ok on to the good, bad, and eh...

The Good
We started out with
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
What a fantastic read. This is the continued story of Hunter and Dillon, picking up right where we left off In the first book. The bulk of the book revolves around the men embracing their relationship, growing together, supporting each other. Dillon has a lot of family issues from the past that have been haunting him and Hunter helps him bury those feelings so he can move on. It's a great combination of romance and eroticism. The writing is almost poetic and the main character being blind brough ...more
JR
Dec 22, 2012 JR rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, favorites
Where do I begin. This has some of the hottest sex I've ever read. You have to keep a fire extinguisher nearby to keep from burning the house down. For that alone, I gave it 5 stars, but the heart of the story is even better. Hunter and Dillon are two very damaged souls that are able to repair themselves by loving each other. You can't help but hope as you follow them, that they will be happy ever after. For me, Afflicted and Afflicted II are journeys of discovery, acceptance, tolerance and lear ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Oh I looooved this book. It was worth staying up until 2 am! It was just pure amazing wonderfulness. I'm not going to rehash the story but I'll just sum it up with...

OHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen
3.5 stars

My brain has 2 camps of thought about this book. The part of me that likes plot development liked it, the part of me that loves (well-done) ambiguous endings preferred the first one. When I finished, I almost wished that Afflicted had just stayed a stand-alone.

This one felt more pragmatic, and less lyrical and romantic to me, despite the amount of sex in it (though on the upside, there were fewer scent descriptions that had me rolling me eyes - just that first page, really). In fact, I
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Awilk -never sleeps-
Mar 28, 2013 Awilk -never sleeps- rated it really liked it
Loved this. Will write my review when I am not running around getting ready for holidays.
Shirley Frances
4.25

A great follow-up book filled with emotions and unquenchable lust that will leave you wanting more of the raw sex, the tender lovemaking and the love.

I met Dillon and Hunter in Afflicted , where their one chance encounter turns into something more. Feelings are not in the equation in this stage, just a need to connect and explore. Afflicted II picks up where the previous book left off. Hunter and Dillon are still exploring this new-found relationship and their sexual connection, but the fe
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Alicia J
Ahhhh, that was soooo sweet! What a great ending to the story. Dylan and Hunter have some things to work out in this book, but true love prevails. It makes my heart feel all warm and gooey.
Bea
This book had everything that I loved about the first book. I think what I enjoyed the most about this book is that both men make mistakes, but they always come back to each other. The author doesn't waste time making up angst to give us conflict, but continues from book one with the how Hunter and Dillon deal with making their new relationship and life together work.

We see how Dillon's past job and his family come back to affect his life and his emotional state, while Hunter has to accept how h
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Dreamer
Jun 04, 2016 Dreamer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this sequel to Afflicted I, Hunter and Dillon continue to deepen their relationship. Some intensely hot sex scenes in this book, not a lot of plot however. I only highlighted one quote..

'He would never leave this man if given the choice. He would fight anyone who dared to suggest it and he would face his family down when that time came. He would do it if it was the last thing he ever did. As he looked down on Hunter his heart filled and he finally understood what Shu-shu said. "Loving so
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¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
I Love The Sweet-Realistic Undertones of Dillion and Hunter's Relationship~

BUT...escort job(s) have really played out for me~

The Book...

Sad, Sweet, Family, Drama...and high-in escort stuff....has never been my favorite things to read in books...but, overcoming it all, is. I liked how they did that. And I really like the soft sweetness of this couple, it awesome to read. The writing is solid and flows well and part 2 of Dillion and Hunter ends beautifully....I Loved that Ending 2 Pieces
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Cindi
Aug 12, 2013 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautifully written continuation of Dillon and Hunter's story from Afflicted. After reading the first book a few weeks ago, I was so eager to see the two men finally resolve their issues and have their hard-won happily ever after. Brandon Shire does an excellent job in giving the readers exactly what they want with this couple. I'm not big on sequels because I feel that they can never compare to the first book. That was so not the case with this one. Everything is written perfectly and ...more
Fani
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Sheri


Acoustic loving. Emotional barrier kickboxing. Heart welding union.

Smooth & seamless bridge from book one to book two, it picks right up where we left off. Thank goodness, for I was dumbstruck and unprepared for the cliff diving conclusion of the first.

The intimate cabin escape was ablaze with passion. It was exquisite and beautiful, and will forever be incomparable.
Now that Hunter & Dillon are together, will they beat their past and surge together into the 'awkward' future?

Hunter has
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MandaLee
Dec 05, 2012 MandaLee rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, e-book-own, m-m


Great book!! Now that I think about it, I don't know why I'm not giving it 5 stars lol. After going over it in my head all day, one scene felt "odd" for the MC's. So I'm thinking 4.5 at least.
Books 1 and 2 flowed so well together.
If you read A1 then this is a must. If you haven't read the first book..go read it!!
Beautiful raw and honest. Loved it!
Oh and the rain scene*I'm a bit obsessed w/that* Some of the rawest and hottest m/m sex I've read yet...pure yumminess:)
Nic
Dec 09, 2012 Nic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful conclusion to the story of Hunter and Dillon. Love the style of writing and the powerful love experienced between these 2 men.
Marion
4.5Stars!
James Cox
May 25, 2015 James Cox rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!
Steph
Apr 12, 2014 Steph rated it really liked it
What a wonderful end to a beautiful story.

This was a tougher journey than Hunter and Dillon faced in the first book. Dillon had to come to terms with how his family treated him when he was outed in his teens. He had to face a huge betrayal and then accept that he would now never have the chance to right some horrible wrongs. He had to learn how to live with someone fighting by his side, he had to learn how to let someone in and tell them the worst things he'd had to do to survive...

Hunter had
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Caddy Rowland
Mar 19, 2014 Caddy Rowland rated it it was amazing
I totally enjoyed this book. Hunter and Dillon are both fascinating characters and it was interesting learning more about each of them. Additionally, Margie has a new love interest, which is good!

There was some drama in the book (which I enjoy) but mostly this book was about Hunter and Dillon's love. It's rare in a romance that the story doesn't become sugary and cloying, but instead keeps the heat turned up full blast but still gives each character his or her own sense of self. This series does
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Kathy
Dec 14, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
After reading Brandon Shire's story, Afflicted, I was impatient for the followup book. And now that I've finished Afflicted II, in one sitting because I really didn't want to wait any longer, I have to say that it's a wonderful complement to its predecessor.

I love that the progress made by Hunter and Dillon in building a relationship continues. Not only is the sex hot and very satisfying, the emotional component has grown considerably—both men are opening up to the other; not always an easy thi
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Sunne
Dec 29, 2012 Sunne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not the "mainstream" m/m romance, this is gay contemporary.
And this review is for both, Afflicted I and Afflicted II because in my opinion both books together are the story, the first one just ends at a convenient place, that's all.

You notice that immediately while reading - it has the touch of a guy.

The writing is very well done, the way the author describes Hunter's surroundings by using the smell fascinates immediately. He doesn't shy away from unpleasant odors either. Actually...it
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Cathy M.
Sep 04, 2013 Cathy M. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Immediately after finishing Afflicted, I HAD to buy Afflicted II and I was not disappointed! I DEVOURED this book in one sitting. I really loved the continuation of Hunter & Dillon’s story, although in my opinion the lyrical prose that stood out so much from the first book seemed to have lessened quite a bit in this one. Of course, maybe that was just me and I got used to it?

There was a LOT going on in this story…from Hunter & Dillon’s relationship, to their pasts and their relationships
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