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Emmitt seems perfect at everything he does. He’s sixteen and star of his townI was given a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Emmitt seems perfect at everything he does. He’s sixteen and star of his town’s hockey team. He has excellent grades and he helps is mom by taking care of his younger brother since his dad left them years ago. He’s got a great boyfriend too, Dusty. The problem is that they have to keep their relationship a secret for fear that it could ruin Emmitt’s chances at being drafted by the NHL after high school. Everything seems great for a while until Emmitt’s dad decides he wants to be a part of his life again and starts making unwanted decisions that affect his hockey career. And Dusty starts acting odd and it’s clear he’s hiding something. When Dusty breaks up with him, he goes into a downward spiral. He blows a huge hockey game and nothing seems to matter anymore. Emmitt finally realizes Dusty is who is important to him and gets some help to get him back. It takes some work, but they deal with the problems Dusty was facing and Emmitt makes some really grand gestures that show Dusty just how serious he is about how he feels about him. It’s a really sweet HEA.
This is a well written book. The characters are very likable. The pacing is just right and the dialogue flows naturally. It's a very feel-good story. Emmitt is very mature for his age but he had to grow up fast because his father left when he was younger and his mother relied on him a lot, needing him to help her with his younger brother. His and Dusty's relationship seems appropriate for their age. There's no sex in the story. If you haven't read Here's to You, Zeb Pike, I highly recommend it. It's the book prior to this one and is Dusty's story. Both are stand alone stories, but you will understand Dusty and some of the minor characters in this story a little better. And it's a great book too! This is an overall enjoyable and satisfying read and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes young adult books. ...more
Sterek Fanfic. At the risk of getting flamed, I have to admit I've never watched Teen Wolf (ducks and covers). I have to say, after reading this, I feSterek Fanfic. At the risk of getting flamed, I have to admit I've never watched Teen Wolf (ducks and covers). I have to say, after reading this, I feel like I've been missing out. I don't have anything to judge as far as knowing the actual characters, but this is a well written story with lots of feels, and really fantastic characters. Loved it from start to finish....more
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This is the fifth book in the Nothing Special series. I’ve only rI was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is the fifth book in the Nothing Special series. I’ve only read one other book earlier in the series and I don’t think I had any trouble following this one. I do think I would have enjoyed it better had I have read all four books preceding this one, but I wasn’t lost like you would be with some series. This one featured Tech and Steele. Tech handles all of their technology for the team but he dreams of being out in the field so he is secretly training for it. Steele is new to the team. After a shaky start, he pursues Tech with a single-minded determination. The group chases bad guys and of course they catch them. God and Day get married so we see their wedding. This was nice but it made it seem like it was not only Tech and Steele’s book, but also God and Day’s book as well. Tech introduces his replacement, a guy named Free. This is so Tech can go out in the field. Free, who is a love interest for another character, Hart. This is a set up for the next book. Long time readers will enjoy a bonus to the story where we get to find out more about Gen and Curtis. Overall it was a nice read but I felt like there were way too many plot lines going on and it felt very busy. It would have been nice to just focus on a couple. But all of the guys are interesting. I still would be interested in reading the other books. ...more
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This is a super short, porn without plot. I liI received a free copy from the author via Indigo Marketing And Design in exchange for an honest review.
This is a super short, porn without plot. I like porn without plot, and I liked this story. Flynn is fantasizing about Dom, his new boss. He’s chatting in an anonymous chat group about all the dirty things he wants to do to Dom. Little does he know, Dom is part of the group and it’s not hard to figure out that the discussion is about him, and therefore who is the one doing the talking. Dom confronts Flynn one day after work and gives him the option that he can either “put up or shut up”. He either puts up, and plays out what he’s been fantasizing publicly or he shuts up and never talks about Dom on the boards again. If he does, Dom will go to HR about him. So Flynn gladly acts out his fantasy. Dom even has some surprises for Flynn.
This is basically one small scene from a larger story so you are not going to get any kind of background on either of these guys, but you aren’t meant to. This isn’t so much a slice of their life, but more so a slice of a scene. A really hot sex scene. When it ended, I very much wanted it to go on so I could find out how things progressed between them. I think this is a great prequel for a full-length story. I’d like to see more with these two. ...more
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Miles Brodeur is a fashion editor in the fast-paced world of fI was given a free copy of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Miles Brodeur is a fashion editor in the fast-paced world of fashion in New York. He’s on top of the fashion industry and thinks he’s the best when it comes to knowing all there is to know about fashion. He lives for it. Alexander Mackenzie is a former model who is moving into the magazine publishing business. He’s not as self-absorbed as Miles is though. While he loves the fashion industry, he wants more out of life, that being a relationship with Miles. The relationship between Miles and Alexander was well written. I felt Miles could be a bit much at times and Alexander was so down to earth so there were a nice balance for each other. They really were a sweet couple. And Alexander really was so likable. They were pretty hot together too. The secondary characters helped to round the story out. I think Zia stole the show almost. He could steal a scene. I felt the pacing was a little slow at times only because of the extensive detail with the fashion. It’s clear the author seems to know their stuff, or at least did a good bit of research. I really don’t need to know the brand of underwear though. I appreciate and prefer that authors give more detail than less, but this was a bit overdone in that regard. Otherwise, the I enjoyed the story. ...more
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Kain and Graeson met in college and fell for each other pretty harI was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Kain and Graeson met in college and fell for each other pretty hard. They were from opposite worlds and Grae was willing to give up his, or at least being under his father’s control, to be with Kain. But due to a lack of communication and a conniving best friend and Kain, who perpetrated the ultimate betrayal, all of that ended. Fast forward ten years and Grae has been miserable ever since. He’s a hugely successful businessman in the oil industry in Texas, but he has no one to share his life with. He can’t get over what Kain did to him, or Kain. Kain has never forgotten his love for Grae. He’s turned himself and Honey, his best friend into successful businessmen in their own right. But it’s been ten years and it’s time now to get his man back and make him finally listen to Kain’s explanation of what happened that last awful day so they can finally move past it and start their lives together again.
Kain moved to Perfect, Texas and building a home and with Honey and Honey’s boyfriend, Shaw, planned to slowly work his way back into Grae’s life. Grae makes him work for it at first, but he’s been longing for Kain too, so things heat up pretty quickly. They have some hurdles to overcome and it doesn’t go smoothly. Grae’s conniving and jealous best friend continues to cause trouble. But they pull it together and get their second chance at love.
I enjoyed the story as a whole. I liked the premise. There were some things that I wouldn’t quite say bothered me, but maybe took away from it. First I’ll start with what I did like. It’s loaded with angst and feels. I love the angst and feels. Give me the all the emotion, I will gladly take it. And the sex…. These two were smoking hot together! In the bed, countertops, they were hot. And they knew how to tease each other. If you like lots of hot sex, you will be very happy. The secondary characters are awesome. I want Honey as my best friend. And it’s clearly set up for a sequel with Shaw’s little brother, Bruck, and Justin, one of Grae’s friends as a bit of enemies to lovers. They absolutely hate each other and it’s clear they want to jump each other.
There were two things that bugged me. What I didn’t care for was the format that seemed to be a little too close to the “chic lit” that I avoid because I find it so annoying: Big strong male is needed to save the fainting, weaker, “going to curl into a ball and wilt” partner every time the breeze blows. Grae practically bubble wrapped Kain. Even Kain was annoyed. But Kain did seem to faint and wilt at the first sign of trouble. I like hurt-comfort stories and I am fine with characters having emotional issues, and guys can have a softer side too, but when I find myself sighing during the story, I think it’s gone far enough. Maybe if Grae hadn’t treated Kain like he was so weak it wouldn’t have seemed that way. I think if Grae would have treated Kain more like a man who had occasional anxiety issues but who wasn’t fragile and weak, but an equal, the story wouldn’t have been so much like a damsel in distress scenario. The other thing was that I am fine with terms of endearment. I use them. But they can be overused. Grae “sweetied” Kain to death. He was called sweetie fifty-five times. I was so distracted by its overuse that it was no longer a term of endearment, but “there’s that word again” pulling me out of the story.
Having pointed those two issues out, it may sound like I didn’t like the story, and that’s not the case. Those are just two issues that I had, and those were just my personal preferences, or opinions. I liked all of the characters very much. The character development was well done. The story arc was nicely formed. It had great emotion and smoking hot sex! And it has a really nice happy ending. I’m hoping we get a sequel with Bruck and Justin (nudge, nudge). Overall it was a really good story and I’d recommend it to those who like angst, feels, smoking hot sex, and second time around romances. ...more