I was okay with this book, but not wild about it. The writing was great. I'm shocked to see myself write this, but there was almost too much sex. NeveI was okay with this book, but not wild about it. The writing was great. I'm shocked to see myself write this, but there was almost too much sex. Never thought I'd say that. I guess because I was trying to find some plot in among the sex scenes. Because the first 50% to 60% of the book feels like one continuous sex scene. And I often say I want my Kindle to smoke with the sex, but there was so much I was actually getting bored. PWP was beginning to flash through my mind. I kept at it though because we keep getting little teasers that there was something going down between the MC (see now, I was so disconnected from the characters that I can't remember their names as I write the review, *sigh*). Anyway, the MCs dad is a very powerful politician and the MC living with two men does not bode well for his dad's political plans. MC ends up getting dirt on his dad, which is how he ultimately protects their trio. There's lots of angst as none of them seem to want to tell each other anything about themselves and there is relationship baggage to spread around for three people. I thought the ménage was handled decently well. The sex was very hot and I'm not complaining about that. The sex was great. In my humble opinion, if a few of the sex scenes were left off and replaced with the plot, it would have been a four or maybe even a four and a half star story. Don't get me wrong, I love PWP. I read it. But I make a point to read it on purpose. I wasn't expecting it and I felt like this was a bit too much like PWP when I wasn't expecting it or wanting it so I was a little turned off in that regard. I would still recommend the book. If you are looking for something that is VERY heavy on M/M/M sex, this one will definitely do it for you. ...more
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David is a very successful attorney in DThis book was provided to me by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.
David is a very successful attorney in DC. Since he’s forty-eight, he works hard to keep his body in shape. He hurts his shoulder and ends up in physical therapy where he meets Brandon, his physical therapist. It’s not long before they end up dating, which quickly leads to smoking hot sex. The problem is that David is twenty years older than Brandon and the age difference is a bit of an issue for David. The bigger issue is that David’s partner died nearly twenty years ago and David has never truly gotten over it. Brandon also has issue in the relationship because he struggles with student loan debt and doesn’t want to be a kept man. They seem to be working things out fine until David makes a mistake that costs them both nearly everything. But it ends up bringing them closer together. It’s an emotional journey, with loads of angst, but we do get a really wonderful HEA in the end.
It’s a very well-crafted story. I thought David and Brandon both had good character development. The story has a comfortable pace. The dialogue flows naturally. This is definitely a story that pulls your heart strings and is likely to bring about some tears for some. It has a realistic feel to it so it’s very easy to sympathize with David and Brandon. If you are looking for something emotional and with depth, this one will do it for you. I would highly recommend it to everyone. ...more
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Zachary Hall moved from Utah to WashingtThis book was provided to me by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.
Zachary Hall moved from Utah to Washington DC for a new job, and so he could live more openly as a gay man. He meets Thomas Scarborough at a gay bar and the attraction is instant. Thomas takes Zachary home with him and ends up breaking one of his main rules: never let a guy stay the night. There is such a connection and things go so well between them, that Thomas lets Zach stay the night. Thomas won’t allow things to go further even though they seem perfect for each other. Then gay men start getting brutally murdered.
Meanwhile, Zachary reluctantly gives up on Thomas and moves on when he meets Sam Ryder on a business trip. Sam is happy to take things as slowly as Zachary wants. The police begin interviewing people in the club. Eventually clues lead them to Thomas’s past and we learn why Thomas is so skittish about relationships and why he has rules against going past a one night stand. When it becomes clear that Thomas is somehow attached to the killer, he has to warn Zachary that he’s now in danger. This brings them back together, but the problem is, now that it seems Thomas finally has a chance at having a relationship, can they stay alive long enough to enjoy it.
I thought it was a well written suspense. It’s not too big of a mystery as it’s not too far of a stretch to imagine who the killer most likely is. It was interesting to see how the story unfolded. You see things from the killer’s perspective, which I thought was interesting. The book is well paced and has a good story arc. I would recommend it to those who enjoy suspense. ...more
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This is a second chance romance featuring oldI was provided with a copy of this book by Indigo Marketing and Design in exchange for an honest review.
This is a second chance romance featuring older characters, Clay Keller and Aaron Grant. Clay ended their relationship fifteen years ago, at least that’s what Aaron would say, when he left for the west coast to become a successful businessman in the travel industry. Aaron stayed behind and became successful running his family’s solar farm and working toward becoming a tenured professor. They had been very much in love and had planned on spending the rest of their lives together but when Aaron’s mother died of cancer, he had to stay to help his father with the farm and Clay couldn’t stay in Iowa. But they finally meet up again when Clay has a chance to do the commencement speech at their old college, where Aaron teaches, and Aaron is assigned to be his liaison. Clay sees it as his chance to get the love of his life back and he is relentless at trying to convince Aaron to take him back. Aaron is understandably resistant at first. He’s was hurt when Clay left him. But Clay gets him to agree to date him for one year to see how things turn out. Clay still lives on the west coast so they are dating long distance. Since Clay is in the travel industry, he sets up some interesting and fun dates for them to do when they have the opportunity to see each other, which isn’t as often as they would like. Things seem to be going well until a huge secret could end things all over again. Thanks to likable secondary characters, Clay and Aaron find their way back to each other.
I did enjoy the story. It’s good as far as second chances go. I did find myself saying, “what the heck?” regarding Clay at the beginning. He hasn’t seen Aaron in fifteen years and I felt like he was practically mauling Aaron. He was just shy of hog-tying him and dragging him to his cave. I thought he was overly demanding. If I were Aaron I would have told him to back the heck off. He was way overconfident. Once Clay started to woo Aaron, and Aaron started to fall for Clay again, I softened up toward him. They were both likable by the end and I was glad they could make it work. If you like second chance stories and ones with older, not “twenty-somethings” couples, this one should make you happy. ...more
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This is the first book I’ve read by Beth Bolden and I enjoyed it.I was given a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is the first book I’ve read by Beth Bolden and I enjoyed it. It’s the story of Nick, an NFL football star and Colin, his reporter boyfriend. Nick lives a quiet life for a NFL star. He lives on a private island, does his own shopping, and keeps to himself. The problem is that he wants to date, which means he’s going to have to come out. He had a rainbow clause written into his contract to handle the publicity. No one really knows he’s gay except for a few select people. He’s actually bi, and has been in love with is best friend Jemma for a long time. She was never interested in him romantically so he finally moved on from her, especially when she got a serious boyfriend. Colin, Jemma’s coworker, was hired to write the big story about Nick. Colin has always had a thing for Nick and worked it out so they had to spend time together. They slowly fall for each other. Colin, who is openly gay, helps Nick come out. Colin has his own issues that he has to deal with. They overcome their issues in the end and find their way to a happy ending.
Overall it was a really nice story. Nick is bi and he is hung up on Jemma for a the first part of the book. I would have preferred for it to be just a reference to when he had a thing for his best friend, but it really did seem like he was still very much hung up on her. I was a bit confused at the start of the story because I thought I was reading a M/M story and it seemed like it was starting out to be a M/F story. That was a complaint I had. The M/F aspect was too strong. That was my only real complaint. Once it moved past that I was fine. I liked the slow build of the relationship between Nick and Colin. You could really feel the sexual tension between them. It has angst without being overdone. ...more
This was a short story about Pryce, who seems to be a bit shallow and very much the party boy, who sees and falls for Clayton, the serious brainy guy.This was a short story about Pryce, who seems to be a bit shallow and very much the party boy, who sees and falls for Clayton, the serious brainy guy. It has a bit of an instal-love feeling, but I think that may have a lot to do with the fact that it's only about fifty pages. I was a bit put off by Pryce at first. His overeagerness did seem sincere though the further I read. He is just very confident and knew Clayton was it. There's not much to the story. They are both interested from first sight. Pryce chases after Clayton until he gets him. Clayton puts up minimal resistance, and then we have an HEA. If you want something short and sweet, this will do it for you. ...more