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The Five Times Raptor Messed With The Bull (Don't Read in the Closet Events)

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  390 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
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Aftermath of dangerous hostage rescue situation; one guy is from an assault team, the other one is a sniper and their adrenaline is still pumping…

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A tall, bulky SWAT officer is walking away from the camera on his way into a bedroom, stripping off his bulletproof vest and shirt along the way. His pants are down around the tops of his thighs, gi
ebook, 35 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by M/M Romance Group @ goodreads

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The Five Times Raptor Messed With the Bull is a steamy PWP, the story of two bulky cops, Raptor and Bull.

First, I gave it 4 stars, but I was thinking about it, and it really deserves 5 stars.

Because, let’s see what you get in these 35 pages:
- 6 sex scenes (six!!!),
- a SWAT action scene with a hostage situation,
- a fight scene with homophobic idiots,
- a bar scene with a little demonstration of possessiveness, and a revelation,
- great secondary characters,
- great dialogues,
- emotional mome
3.75 stars rounded up

I first read "The Five Times Plus One" structure in hockey fan-fiction (thanks to my friend, Chris, who introduced that fandom to me). So I'm familiar with it and love the idea. It was usually fun!

I thought Xara X. Xanakas did a great job with the prompt and expanded it to an entertaining and HOT man-to-man action between Raptor and Bull (loved the names, by the way) using the 5+1 structure. I appreciated the tags of it being PWP, because well, I knew what I would get, and i
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Yummy picture prompt for this LHNB story and I also like the cover the author picked.

I'm not even going to try and summarize this story, just read it and see for yourself.
I will say, while reading it I was smiling and thought a lot of the names and chapter titles were clever and fun, yet it was also oddly sweet right there at the end.
Veronica /  V
I just want to say I fucking loved it !!!!!
why can't we have more stories like this one and longer.
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
Nov 16, 2013 Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion rated it did not like it
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion by: Mandy Beyers
Shelves: menz, freebies-n-fics

I'm actually having a really hard time rating this one. The author does forewarn of there being no plot to speak of so, I can't really get on her for that. Ordinarily PWP indicates to me that there will be copious amounts of hot sex; didn't really deliver there for me. There is quite a bit of sex especially within about 30 or so pages but hot? Meh. It also felt disjointed or maybe choppy is a better descriptor, with the time jumps of unknown duration. We don't find out until the end that
I'm ambivalent. If you're looking for a sexy little short than this is a good choice. If you want any characterization or story then I'd look for something else. Bull and Raptor are exactly what their names sound like, two alpha type SWAT guys. While the book describes Bull as being "hot, in a dorky, puppy dog way" I didn't really see it in his actions. He's the aggressor to kick start things, and while Raptor may top, Bull instigates. There's not a lot of feelings development done here, at ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Pjm12 rated it really liked it
Extremely hot and sexy. These boys, unable to keep their hands off each other, indulge in some pretty public places. So of course, they get caught. And that's pretty funny. The macho nature of their jobs also contributes significantly to the narrative, and that's pretty funny too.

Really loved the writing style, the voice and ALL the action.
Jul 10, 2013 Katharina rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, humour
Oh wow, this was so much better than I expected! Xara Xanakas did a brilliant job with this prompt which I think asked for something non-serious and rather sex-centered. This story is not only on the marks for that, it's also funny, surprisingly sweet and very well paced. I really enjoyed the story structuring and the writing. Thanks for this one!!
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Jun 30, 2013 Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Phew...that's a hot one! I enjoyed these two snarky full on alpha males. Their banter was great, interaction when they weren't havin some sort of sex was fun and the sex was definitely HOTT. I did enjoy the bits of sweetness that came out of both guys tho.

Great quick, fun & hot should give it a go!
Jun 24, 2013 Vivian rated it liked it
Adrenaline-fueled loving, one of the few perks of the job, especially when you can find someone fast. Quick and fun read.
From what I can tell, each chapter is Raptor and Bull having sex. Although the sex was hot, it was hard to follow. I wasn't sure if some of their moves were capable to attain, physically. Either I forgot where they were positioned or the author did. Either way, I got lost. I hate to review something when I know the author is actually a wonderful writer. Maybe she just have an off time with this shirt story.
Wow! I absolutely LOVED this one! Everything about it was perfect - it's completely my kind of story. Hot, funny, cute and snarky. Bull and Raptor were incredibly hot together, but also so sweet as well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them and was genuinely disappointed when the story came to an end. I just wish there was more!! I adore the title, too. This is one of the best LHNB stories so far. Great job, Xara :)
Dec 28, 2014 Monique rated it really liked it
This was a pretty hot read. I liked Raptor's character but I fucking loved Bull's character. Can I have my own Bull please?
Jul 02, 2013 Lucy rated it really liked it
Just adorable. Loved the nicknames (Grace especially because that whole incident cracked me up) and I laughed outright with the mic. Raptor is great but Bull is perfect.
Ofelia Gränd
Feb 13, 2016 Ofelia Gränd rated it really liked it
It said PWP, and PWP it was :D
Extremely boring and forgettable instalust story that hardly managed to keep my attention for the maybe 15 minutes it took me to read it. Not what I'd expected from someone who describes herself as having "embraced her weirdness", meh. Do check out other reviews though!:)
Aug 21, 2014 Ana rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-ebooks
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This was a hot but especially fun read about two macho alpha males. Loved the style and the voice, the characters came alive from first chapter on.
Only the little scene about Raptors' and Bulls' background was just too short and cryptic for my taste or it would have been a full five stars.
Oct 09, 2014 Marlobo rated it really liked it
Six chapters , six sex scenes.. But I didn't have a feeling of "too much sex", they are assembled on an unpretentious plot. despite the related tag.

A sexy, funny and very enjoyable shortie
A sexy short from a hot prompt in the LHNB event. Had me smiling throughout. Really liked these characters.
Jun 08, 2015 Wicked rated it really liked it
I liked this more than I thought I would.
Jun 28, 2013 Carole-Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-yummies
It was hot; it was fast; it was dirty; and I simply LOVED it!!!
Kim Alan
Jul 02, 2013 Kim Alan rated it it was amazing
Loved this. XXX is becoming one of my favorite authors. She just keeps getting better.
Apr 25, 2015 Linnea rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Over use of their names to the point that's all I saw. On one page, like 10 times.
Hot and sexy but not a lot of story. Still a fun read.
A.J. Ridges
4.5 stars. I loved this one. The alpha males, the dirty talk, the sex, the length, everything.
Nov 28, 2016 Becca rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-short-story, mm
The development of Bull's and Raptor's relationship, told mostly via action scenes and after-action, high-emotion conversations and adrenaline-fuelled sex. A quick and fun read.
The 5+1 format structures the story nicely.

Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!

Hmm... good little short, although I have to say I preferred the first three chapters to the last three. The first three were fun, light, and sexy. Then Raptor's friends have a heart-to-heart with him out of nowhere, talk about not hurting Bull, and about 'Bob' (who the fuck is Bob?!) hurt Raptor in the past. But whereas Bull had seemed the one who was more into Rapt
Jan 29, 2015 Teetee rated it really liked it
I’d say this is a 3.5 star book for me, I rather enjoyed this! Great dynamic between a smaller top and a bigger bottom, and I don’t know why but with the vision of the long black ponytail I envisioned Raptor being Asian American. Bull is goofy but cute and very loyal. Raptor is the ‘pretty boy’ whom some of the officers feel they need to take on from time to time since Raptor is openly gay and his looks make him a target. The way the story unfolds is perfect and I loved the ending-very sweet! I ...more
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