Warin needs money to ransom his sister, so he decides to ransom someone himself to raise the necessary funds. He choses Benedict, the king's illegitimWarin needs money to ransom his sister, so he decides to ransom someone himself to raise the necessary funds. He choses Benedict, the king's illegitimate son, the man he shared a secret encounter with at court months ago.
Sorcerer's Lover is a scorching hot m/m erotic romance. I adored Benedict, the beautiful illegitimate prince, and Warin, the handsome sorcerer. Even though Warin held the power in the relationship by holding Benedict captive, his vulnerability jumped from the page. Warin knew he had to release Benedict when the ransom was paid, yet still, he couldn't help but fall in love with the man. And Benedict, I loved his youthful uncertainty and also his willingness to follow his heart. Shawn Lane is my favorite m/m author for a very good reason, I can't wait to read the sequel to this one! ...more
Hot and oh-so-sweet - the perfect description for this m/m erotic romance. Set during the medieval time period, Ducan is Sir William's squire. He's noHot and oh-so-sweet - the perfect description for this m/m erotic romance. Set during the medieval time period, Ducan is Sir William's squire. He's not a very good squire, but he tries his best. And at 18 years of age, Duncan is more than eager to explore his sexuality. The man he wants is his handsome knight, yet he doesn't believe William prefers men. Imagine his surprise when William makes his interest known. What follows is a blistering hot affair. Duncan is so sweet and eager, and so in love with William. And William, his love for Duncan is just as clear. But Duncan ends their relationship when he learns the king decides William must marry.
I won't give the ending away, but needless to say, I thought it was perfect. :) ...more
This book was amazing!!! I won't even attempt to blurb the plot. I loved My Fair Captain and was so looking forward to today when this book came out.This book was amazing!!! I won't even attempt to blurb the plot. I loved My Fair Captain and was so looking forward to today when this book came out. Needless to say, the book totally delivered. The sparks just flew off Simon and Payton from the moment they laid eyes on each other. Great characters, great sex, great emotion and a great plot. This book is an absolute must read for anyone who likes a m/m romance. ...more
I quite liked this book. If it were a bit longer, I would have given it a 5. The book occurs over 24 hours, and the author did a great job generatingI quite liked this book. If it were a bit longer, I would have given it a 5. The book occurs over 24 hours, and the author did a great job generating genuine emotion between the 2 men. But I would have loved to see a bit more of Brace and Jag together. Just one more scene with them would have been perfect. Not necessarily a sex scene, but a scene with the 2 men together. Brace is so lonely, his heart so ready to find someone to love him and be with him. He never thought he'd have the opportunity to find a mate. He didn't want a wife, he wanted a man, and even though he is very wealthy, most families aren't interested in marrying their sons to a man. When Jag's family finds themself destitute, they decide they need to marry their youngest son, Jag (the only child who hasn't married yet), to a wealthy individual. Jag is given one choice - does he want to marry a man or a woman? He has been planning to enter the priesthood for years, and now his parents need him to marry. He choses to marry a man. He doesn't even get to meet Brace. His parents manage everything, including the marriage contracts. The book starts with Jag finding a gift from Brace in his room. It's a priceless black pearl ring, and worth enough money to save his family, and then some. The ring is now his, and he can choose to sell it, not marry Brace, and go into the priesthood. Or go through with the marriage. He has 24 hours to make up his mind, and he will spend those 24 hrs with Brace, getting to 'know' him. As per the customs on his planet, the marriage ceramony is broken into parts. 1st sign the contracts, then Jag gets closeted in a bedroom with Brace for 24 hrs, then the marriage ceramony. Jag can back out of the marriage up until the actual ceramony at the end. He chooses to meet Brace first (fyi - you don't have to be a virgin to be a 'priest', though individuals do take a vow of chasity once they become priests). The book takes place over those 24 hours.
Jag is young and untouched. Since he'd been planning to become a priest, his parents have kept him rather removed from the world. I liked how the author didn't make him weak, though. Jag's smart, honest and curious. Brace is a physically imposing man, but he's got a kind soul and takes great care with Jag. Since the book is so short and the men didn't know each other previously, I didn't expect an 'I love you' by the end. And I'm glad the author didn't go there - that would have felt forced. Instead, she leaves them poised to fall in love.
Oh, and by the way, the book isn't a contemporary in the strictest sense of the word. I wouldn't deem it a Sci/Fi or a fantasy, but it occurs on does another world, and the world building is pretty much restricted to the customs surrounding marriage with just enough other stuff so the reader understands the magnitutde of Jag's decision to either sell the ring or choose to stay with Brace.
Wow. That was a long review for such a short book. But it is a very nice little book, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, hot & sweet read. ...more
Pulling Away is a short story, the shortest Shawn Lane book I've read, and yet still, the author did a fantastic job giving the reader a complete storPulling Away is a short story, the shortest Shawn Lane book I've read, and yet still, the author did a fantastic job giving the reader a complete story. The book starts after Charlie and Noah start having sex. To Charlie, it's just casual sex, or that's what he tells himself. Noah's been his friend for ages, they grew up in the same neighborhood and still live only a few houses apart from each other, and well, Noah's there. He's a constant in his life, someone Charlie takes for granted. But where Charlie does his best to keep the sex casual, Noah wants more.
I really felt for Noah when he realized that Charlie didn't want to be more than friends with benefits. I liked how Noah handled himself afterward. He didn't wallow in his sorrows, but made the decision to move on, even though he still had feelings for Charlie. Charlie doesn't realize what he had until it's gone. He's so used to Noah simply being there that he's rather surprised when he's suddenly not there. It's not easy for Charlie to get Noah back, nor should it be. Charlie has his own issues to deal with (rather serious issues), and he was a bit of a dick to Noah and hurt him. So I was glad he had to work for his HEA.
Pulling Away is a quick, hot, emotional read. I enjoyed it immensely.
A Knight for All is a medieval m/m/f erotic romance. Edward and Katherine are happily married, and in love with each other. But Katherine senses thatA Knight for All is a medieval m/m/f erotic romance. Edward and Katherine are happily married, and in love with each other. But Katherine senses that there's a part of Edward that longs for something more. She seizes the opportunity and invites Edward's old friend, Gregory, to an upcoming tournament that's being held in celebration of Edward's birthday. Edward, unaware that Katherine had sent Gregory a note, sends Gregory his own note, wishing to see his old friend during the tourmament.
I really liked this book. I think Shawn Lane did an excellent job setting up the menage to make it believable to the time period and the characters. Katherine's not an innocent young miss - she was previously married (her husband since died in battle and she then married Edward). And the circumstances of her previous marriage exposed her to unconventional ideas. I liked how Edward and Katherine were in love - it wasn't a case of Katherine wanting to bring Gregory into the picture to save their marriage, but rather to enhance their marriage. And what I really liked most about this book was that it wasn't one of those usual menages - the ones with 2 men who are, for all intensive purposes gay, and who find that one woman who 'completes' them. Instead, the focus is on Edward, not Katherine. The plot is about his wife offering him the opportunity to be not only with the woman his loves, but the man he loves as well.
A Knight For All is a quick, hot & sweet read. I recommend it for anyone who likes m/m and m/m/f erotic romances. ...more