This book was provided for free by the author through the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads and Don’t Buy Me Love in exchange for an honest review.
Rob OwThis book was provided for free by the author through the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads and Don’t Buy Me Love in exchange for an honest review.
Rob Owens, A-list actor, is dumped by his boyfriend right before a movie premiere. Rob is heartbroken, but handles the slight with dignity. He leaves shortly after for his newly purchased home in New Mexico to take a break from it all. No sooner than he gets to his new home, someone is banging on his door. Rob is shocked to see none other than his military school nemesis, Dane Johnson, telling him he has to evacuate due to the impending forest fire en route to his home. Rob is shocked though when Dane apologizes to him for his actions when they were teens and asks him to call him. Two weeks later, Dane has to make another call to Rob’s home and further explains why he bullied Rob. Rob feels Dane is genuine so he invites Dane to go on a hike. They quickly become friends and it’s clear they are attracted to each other. They start dating but Dane has to keep things quiet out of fear of the repercussions to his job and his relationship with his family. Rob starts receiving threatening phone calls, which has Dane worried for his safety. Tension in the story heightens as Rob’s stalker escalates his threats and Dane and Rob are spotted out by paparazzi. The story comes to a head when Rob is kidnapped and Dane ultimately outs himself to his coworkers, family, and friends for the man he’s grown to love.
This is a fairly short story. Their relationship doesn’t heat up until the about the last ¼ of the book and even this it’s pretty light. There isn’t a great deal of development spent on them falling in love. Having said that though, I did feel they were a good couple. I did feel that Dane’s continued discomfort and refusal to come out publicly when he was with a famous and out partner was a bit of cold water splashed on the story, especially since those close to him accepted him. It mostly deals with the Rob’s stalker issue and to some degree, Dane’s issues with coming out. However, the mystery of who is stalking Rob and why is set up very well. Overall, the story held my attention and was an enjoyable read. ...more
I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review
I Believe Now is the second book in aI received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review
I Believe Now is the second book in a series by Hurri Cosmo, following the book Until You. While Until You focuses on Max Tyler, a billionaire mobster, and Asher Madden’s relationship, this story has a much darker and more exiting element to it. The former congressman Jackson, who we meet in the first book, beat the charges set against him but has lost everything. He’s determined to get as much of his former life back as he can, as well getting his revenge against Max for taking everything from him, so he kidnaps Asher. What follows was an extremely elaborate and highly detailed plot with Max and Jackson both attempting to out-double cross each other. The plan reaches so far as to include the Yakuza. It’s pretty exciting as far as kidnapping schemes go. Hurri did an exceptional job at putting together a very solid plot. We also get a deeper perspective of Max and his feelings for Asher. Max has always prided himself in not becoming attached to any of his lovers. Through this whole ordeal, he realizes that Asher has come to mean everything to him and that he can’t live without him. Everything does work out in the end, but not before the reader is taken on a while ride. I would recommend this book to others who are looking for a lot of excitement, especially if you don’t want a lot of sex in your story, as there isn’t much in this one. Although Hurri does a good job at recounting things from the first book, I would suggest reading the first book before this one. You’ll understand the characters and why they do what they do much better if you do. ...more
I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.
Asher is a sweet guy with a big probI received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.
Asher is a sweet guy with a big problem. His brother keeps getting into trouble with the wrong people. The latest bit of trouble is that he owes someone a very large sum of money. So Asher manages to get a job at a club that is owned by a local mobster named Max Tyler. He’s never seen Max so on his first night when the very hot guy in the well-tailored suit is starting at him, he doesn’t realize it’s Max. Work is tough with a boss who hates him and causes him a lot of trouble. Asher also has trouble with the guy who is coming after him for his brother’s gambling debt. Max has set his sights on Asher though and will do whatever it takes to protect him and make Asher his.
The story is full of kidnapping, suspense, mobsters, crooked politicians, political intrigue, assassination attempts, alpha males, and hot sex. Asher and Max are in lust with each other as soon as they lay eyes on each other. The sex between them is smoking hot. I found it to be believable though. There wasn’t any love with it at first. Max does start falling for Asher and realizes that for the first time in his life he wants someone. That’s where the alpha male comes in. Asher tries to fight Max’s advances but to no avail. Actually, his fighting is an act because he likes being manhandled. In the end, Max gets rid of the people who are trying to hurt “his” Asher and he sets Ryker, Asher’s brother, up in a home of his own, and Asher moves in with Max.
The one thing I felt was missing from the story was Ryker. He was briefly in the story at the beginning but disappeared after that. I kept waiting for him to make some sort of appearance. He started everything and created so much trouble for Asher but we never hear from him. I felt like it was a plot hole. I did enjoy the book. Although the action and drama were a bit over the top at times, I really liked Max and his people as well as Asher. Despite Max and his people being mobsters who would and did kill people, Max would do anything to keep Asher safe. I thought this was a fun book to read and I enjoyed the story. I’m looking forward to reading the second book in the series. ...more