This one was very cute. I enjoyed the brotherly banter and fighting between the younger brothers and Shu's 'brother', how Obinata was so resistant of...moreThis one was very cute. I enjoyed the brotherly banter and fighting between the younger brothers and Shu's 'brother', how Obinata was so resistant of Shu joining the family but I also liked that there were individual sweet moments where we got to see a bit of each brother and see them handle certain things about themselves. There's no romance in this one but there's so much of a mystery left between Obinata and Shu that I hope one develops soon. Looking forward to the rest of the series nonetheless!(less)
I'm definitely looking forward to finishing this series! The MC, Eric, is so funny in that sarcastic, teenage way and his obsession with blue dye was...moreI'm definitely looking forward to finishing this series! The MC, Eric, is so funny in that sarcastic, teenage way and his obsession with blue dye was hilarious. I absolutely loved it. It was awesome learning about how these kids now have super powers and everything from Peter to The Devil's Trill had me captivated by it and how Eric was like a magnet to trouble kept me engrossed in the story. I can't wait to see what Eric gets himself into in the next book and how Peter and his relationship will grow. Definitely recommended ;-)(less)
I actually liked this one. It didn't exactly follow along with the prompt I requested but considering this is the author's first attempt at a story, i...moreI actually liked this one. It didn't exactly follow along with the prompt I requested but considering this is the author's first attempt at a story, it came out good.
It was entertaining and I liked the connection between Brad and Cam and I liked that they weren't obnoxious. I was hoping for more sexual tension between them but I did like the build up of their friendship. A bit too much telling instead of showing but there were a few moments that were so cute I couldn't help but smile.
Overall, a nice enjoyable story. I'm looking forward to the sequel!(less)
This was a nice story that was a bit cute as well. I liked it (view spoiler)[but I didn't like it when Matt would think about his dead lover while his...moreThis was a nice story that was a bit cute as well. I liked it (view spoiler)[but I didn't like it when Matt would think about his dead lover while his current lover was fucking him at the same moment. Upset me a little.
I also wasn't overly fond of the constant reminder there's a dead lover. I like to live in the present and not the past so being reminded every few paragraphs that there's someone else Matt is thinking about made this story into an okay read as opposed to the good read it started as. (hide spoiler)]
Andy was just adorable, though. I loved his exuberance of the holiday. It put a smile on my face. :)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I liked this one but, to me, it was nothing special.
I enjoyed the characters and the plot is a unique one that had a lot of potential but the whole s...moreI liked this one but, to me, it was nothing special.
I enjoyed the characters and the plot is a unique one that had a lot of potential but the whole story felt a bit rushed to me. I think it should have had about 50 more pages on it since I would have liked to actually know these characters a little more. As it is, they aren't very deep in character development.
And, of course, with me there's almost always an issue with the sex. There's only two sex scenes in total but Holy Mother I felt like the first one lasted years! It kind of lessened my enjoyment of the book and made it somewhat of a chore to finish because the scene was so long and the story was so short. It just didn't balance well to me.
Other than that, I liked it. I'm debating whether or not to read the sequel but I believe this is something others will like. It's quick and easy and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a simple, somewhat predictable book.(less)
I can't really adequately express my feelings on this book. I loved it, I mean, I really loved it but I just can't put into proper words exactly what...moreI can't really adequately express my feelings on this book. I loved it, I mean, I really loved it but I just can't put into proper words exactly what I'm feeling. *sigh*
Jordan and Alec (aka Tyler Curtis) are very lovable characters. Jordan is kind of portrayed as a douche bag but he's really not. He's sweet to Alec but a bit standoffish to others. Alec is just adorable. Our first glimpse of the 'true' Alec is when he is dancing and singing to his heart's content back stage when he thinks no one can see him. It was such a contrast to the 'Tyler Curtis' image that it automatically put a smile on my face just reading about it. Alec is so naive and gullible, though; he has some major emotional issues, you feel so bad for him and added to the fact he's epileptic makes you just want to give him a giant hug. Although, Jordan does do a great job of giving Alec the love he deserves and needs.
Bec, Jordan's sister, was hysterical. She brings to the story the lightness Alec's disorder makes kind of depressing. Ugh, not really depressing but sad? If I wasn't laughing from her, I was crying because of what Alec is going through but then I'd be laughing again because Bec and Alec together is like a tag-team of uber-hyper children. Lol. I left the story with a sweet smile on my face that made my day because of the sappiness Jordan and Alec create together.
I appreciated the fact Alec's epilepsy was actually talked about and not just glossed over. We experience Alec go through his seizures multiply times. It's a big part of the story and how he gets under so much stress his seizures start to escalate into something causing him to be hospitalized for a long period of time.
The conflict with the manager is kind of a typical one. Where Frank, the manager, takes advantage of Alec at such a young age where all Alec wants is to be accepted. It's quite sad what Frank does to Alec but even though it was a bit cliched, I still enjoyed it and I still want to cut off Frank's balls. (view spoiler)[Except, well, the guy Frank owed money to shot off his balls so I was a bit satisfied with that... What does it say about me that I actually liked this ball-shooting guy? Hmmm.... (hide spoiler)]
All in all, this was a great rocker story. I loved the fact it not only gave me my fix for rockers but also lets me experience a touch of sadness with Alec's disorder without making it too angsty. Definitely recommended. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This was an alright book. At times I felt like it was dragging a bit but then it picked up. I liked Brett, who's a photographer, more than I...more3.5 stars
This was an alright book. At times I felt like it was dragging a bit but then it picked up. I liked Brett, who's a photographer, more than I liked Johnny, who's the actor. Mostly because I thought Johnny was just a complete idiot. He disobeyed his manager, who is doing him a big favor by trying to get him back into the limelight, by not laying low with his sexuality like he was told. Then Brett, who he met at a famous club after the manager told him to lay low, does some suspicious things like having phone conversations that are about Johnny to his assistant. (view spoiler)[Saying things like, "Johnny's appointment is at noon. He's leaving here at 11. Not sure where it's at but he'll probably be taken in a limo or something." Johnny heard all that and didn't even think to ask why Brett was talking to his assistant about him? When some incriminating photos that Brett took of Johnny come out, though, Johnny's really quick to hate Brett for them but then he takes Brett back all in the same day. Brett claimed that he was leaking information and photos to help Johnny get noticed but why wouldn't he ask Johnny first if it was okay to do that instead of doing it without consent, like he did? I would have liked for Brett to grovel some more or something. (hide spoiler)]
I felt like the story was incomplete, though. What happens afterward? (view spoiler)[Does Johnny accept the film contract? Does he come out? What happens after Johnny takes Brett back? (hide spoiler)] Now, the version I read was from when it was published with Amber Allure, so for all I know the re-released version could be longer with those answered questions. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
One of the reasons I've waited so long to read this is because of how long it is. I sometimes get intimated by long books because that means there wil...moreOne of the reasons I've waited so long to read this is because of how long it is. I sometimes get intimated by long books because that means there will no doubt be a lot of sex scenes (I'm like a nun here, less is more when it comes to reading sex, IMO. XP). However, even though it took me forever to finally read this book, I did enjoy it a lot.
I loved all these characters. From Jess' arrogance to Evan's possessive to Brandon's protective tendencies to how funny Kenny was and even to how much I hated Greg and Tom. Jess is the typical egotistical rockstar, even though in the beginning he's not actually a rockstar. He still has the stadium sized ego to go with his arrogance. Evan was a surprise. Whereas he's the actual rockstar, he's pretty down to earth and easy going. Even when going into a shady neighborhood and getting his nice SUV striped, he was calm about it (that was also a very funny scene). I think these two definitely are a cute couple and made most of the book sweet. That's parts that weren't sweet were a bit angsty but I ended up enjoying that part the most. I suppose I loved to see them both suffer :P
While I enjoyed the story, the beginning had too much sex for my liking. I felt like once Jess and Evan met it was just a long sex scene for a few chapters. It put me off a bit and I had to take a break more than once because it was hard for me to get passed them. I finally just started skimming/skipping pages of it because I wasn't interested in that. In addition to the abundance of sex, there was major head-hopping going on. It confused me a time or two on what was happening and who was saying it.
I have to say, though, one of the highlights of this book was the music and the band. Whenever I read about musicians or any type of job really, I want to know the details of what their doing especially if it's a big part of the theme. In this case, becoming rockstars was the main focus (aside from the romance, of course). So, to my delight there was more than I expected about music in this book. Lyrics, descriptions of instruments, descriptions of shows and concerts, studio recordings. I was very impressed with that and that right there made up for the numerous sex scenes.
All in all, I quite enjoyed this one. It's definitely recommended to any rocker lovers out there and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing Jesse and Evan getting a true HEA.(less)
This book is a bit different compared to other books. It revolves around Mac who's away from Evan, his lover, because of a movie he's filming. It's th...moreThis book is a bit different compared to other books. It revolves around Mac who's away from Evan, his lover, because of a movie he's filming. It's their one year anniversary and since Mac and Evan can't celebrate together, Evan sends Mac a package full of fond memories they've shared together and as Mac is taking things out of the package, he reminisces the memory attached to each item. So, yes, that means there are flashbacks.
I couldn't really get into the book, though. It didn't much work for me because we only saw the scenes in which they were pampering each other. We didn't get anything from them getting to know each other or just having dinner together or even just talking in general unless it was about what Mac's director wanting him to wax or color his hair or if it was Evan explaining what he was going to do to Mac next.
Also, there was just way too much sex for my liking. And even though it wasn't meant that way, I found it kind of funny how Evan kept using spa treatments and turning them into kinky sex with whatever he was using in his treatments on Mac and he loved doing it because it turned him on (view spoiler)[like when he paint Mac's toe nails blue or when Mac painted his burgundy (hide spoiler)]. I have to admit, I started skimming after the second sex scene because by then it was just too much for me. Sex every chapter, no matter how erotic or kinky it is using different 'spa treatments', is just too much for me so I ended up skipping more than half the book.
Needless to say, I didn't much like it. I probably wouldn't have had a problem with so much sex if there had been some attempt at showing they were getting to know each other outside their sex lives but there wasn't so not really my cup of tea, ya know? I will say, the idea around the story is cute but not all fond memories have to revolve around sex :-/
Bit of a warning, though - Evan's got some kinky (and unusual to some people) fetishes. Most of them revolving around things like manicures, pedicures, waxing, exfoliating, make-up, massages, full body wraps and even some dabbling in feminine clothes, with a bit of BDSM and puppy play to boot. He likes to pamper Mac and treat him to all the pleasures that can be found at his spa with 'spa treatments' and making them into kinky sex scenes. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I honestly think this is my favorite in the series. It's wayyyyy funnier than the previous three. I just couldn't stop laughing, it was completely hys...moreI honestly think this is my favorite in the series. It's wayyyyy funnier than the previous three. I just couldn't stop laughing, it was completely hysterical.
I loved Eric. I loved Peter. And I loved the suspense. Lots of melodrama from Eric but hey, that's Eric for you. Lots of funniness because he's snarky and sarcastic. I couldn't get enough of it and I can't wait for the next in the series.... which won't be until next year :'-(
There's a new supervillain on the block. One who doesn't care for stealing art or jewelry but instead is intent on ruining businesses and hurting people through robotic spiders, small and big. He's cunning and unpredictable. No one can understand the reasons behind the places he targets! It's crazy and then there's these freaky half-human-arachnids he makes people into :O
So, while Eric is his funny, sarcastic, overly melodramatic self (and now let's add in extremely horny as well), Peter and the gang have their hands full with finding and stopping Arachnaman and desperately hoping to keep Eric as far away from any accidents as possible. Unfortunately, it would seem as if these spiders follow Eric around everywhere he goes, or went, so of course, he's bound to get caught in some of Arachnaman's attacks. It was just awesome and extremely entertaining. I was hooked on the book and didn't want to put it down. Eric definitely has to be my most favorite MC ever and if you check out the quotes I've liked below, you'll know exactly why!
Honestly, how much more do I have to say how funny Eric is and how much I love this series before everyone else reads it?! Or gets annoyed that I keep repeating myself?! I mean, seriously, JUST READ IT ALREADY!(less)
This is a love it or hate it type of book. It has elements like insta-love, sappy (that seems like a harsh word when I don't mean it to be but I can't...moreThis is a love it or hate it type of book. It has elements like insta-love, sappy (that seems like a harsh word when I don't mean it to be but I can't think of another way to describe it) words, 'I'll do anything to keep you' personality, and an 'us against the world' mentality type theme but if you look past all of that and just ride the story through, it's an actually pretty decent book.
Goldie and Jett are complete opposites. Goldie is a pop star, well-mannered and essentially innocent while Jett is an indie punk rocker, druggie, drunk and has done more girls than you can count. Goldie is light to Jett's dark. But they fit. They get each other and deep down they both want the same things and they both have a fierce loyalty and possessiveness about the other. Of course, it helps they both had a crush on and admired the other before they even met. Still, they are adorable and this was a sweet romance with just a spice of kinky biting (which was totally cute while at the same time funny because all the hickeys on Goldie's delicate skin). A forewarning for those that don't like this kind of thing: Goldie is more or less characterized as a girl. He's effeminate. He's all male but the way he looks and the actions he does make him seem like a woman. Sort of.
It has a pretty simple plot in which the only conflict is the aftermath of what happens when the world knows about Goldie and Jett becoming lovers. It's very controversial because of who Goldie is and the icon he has become for teenagers. They have to work through people thinking of Jett as a bad guy and accusing him of pretty heinous things. Then there's the added stress of Jett's band and what they do to Jett. They stick together and work their way through all of it together while trying to prove the love they have for one another is real and true. And all of this essentially happens in like 3 days. It's kind of intense. Lol.
The worst thing about two authors co-writing is how the writing is a majority of the time choppy or jumpy but in this case Nacht and Euclid make a great writing pair and I think because of that writing I didn't mind all of those elements I mentioned above. I was drawn into the story since I just enjoyed it for what it was and didn't let myself criticize any of the little annoying things that could have possibly bugged me.
With that said, the only problems I had was with how much sex they had and Jett's drug and alcohol abuse. I mean, I know Jett is a horny rocker and so is Goldie but with how often they did it and how long the scenes were I just got a little bored with them and didn't think half of them furthered the story all that much. But then again, I'm also known for being barely tolerable with sex in a story so you can't actually take my word on the quantity or quality of the smexing. Lol. I was a bit disappointed the story didn't tackle the problem with Jett's drug and alcohol abuse, though. I would have liked to see Jett beat his habits and I was hoping Goldie would help him and encourage him to quit but instead he just let's Jett drink and smoke as much as he wants. I was hoping for more on that but, unfortunately, I didn't get my wish :-/
(view spoiler)[There was one thing that nagged me throughout the story. Just how old is Goldie?! I assume Goldie is in his early twenties while Jett sounds like he's in his early thirties. At least, that's what I managed to concur from the little details dropped about when they started their careers and how long they've been in the business but I just was never sure. I mean, it's not like it matters, I'm just curious :D (hide spoiler)]
Overall, I enjoyed Black Gold. Some people won't, though, and that's cool but I still think you should figure that out for yourself. I'd recommend this one because I happened to like it but that's just my opinion. Everyone's is different. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I loved this one. It was so hilarious! At first there's not much funny to it but then it turns into just nonstop funniness. I loved it ^_^
Ahh, Boone such a funny guy in that dry, sarcastic always-have-to-make-a-joke type of way. And even though he was sent to the mountains by his boyfriend and then dumped he still found some situations funny. Of course, that was only after a night of drunken sex with a stranger but eh, it was bound to happen, right? Lol. Wade was so cute and always tried to get his way with Boone. He loved the fact that Boone didn't know Wade was kinda famous and make a big deal about it or treat him differently for it. Omg, and I absolutely love that town! Curley and the Quad and all those people that were just gossiping about Boone and Wade nonstop was just hysterical to me, I couldn't help but laugh whenever Boone would get creeped out when he felt eyes following his every move and when he'd make a run for it if he felt like he was about to be cornered by someone. Hehehehe
This was a cute and fun read with just a hint of romanticism in it even with how it ended. I'm off to read the sequel now!
This was a tricky one for me. I liked it since it was so funny but I also had some issues with it that dimmed my enjoyment of the story. Whil...more3.5 stars
This was a tricky one for me. I liked it since it was so funny but I also had some issues with it that dimmed my enjoyment of the story. While I did enjoy this one, I didn't like it as much as Sno Ho. :-/
LiF picks up literally where Sno Ho ended with Boone arriving home from the airport and having to deal with not having Wade in even the same state as he is. Boone is just as funny, though. I actually thought he was even more so because he just gets louder and louder and then his friends come in and they each fuel fire to the other. Wade seemed, at times, more distant than in SH but then he'd be sweet again (view spoiler)[Like when he flew to New Mexico, when Boone just had a fight with Gabe, just because he wanted to be there for Boone (hide spoiler)] so it made up for it. He's a laid-back kind of guy while Boone is kind of spastic. It was great fun reading it. Boone is, however, perpetually horny and that makes Wade horny and that leads to either kisses or something else sexually going on between them. While it was cute how they couldn't keep their hands off each other, it was slightly annoying that we got so many scenes about it especially since the scenes I did want were just jumped over.
And that's where lays my problem with this story. While in the beginning of the book nothing really happens and it did drag a bit in some places, I didn't much mind. Unfortunately, I couldn't get past the constant jumping of scenes. I just didn't like how it would skip from scene to scene and usually over something you were looking forward to reading about so you kinda felt like you were missing something when it would be briefly mentioned what you missed. Except I actually wanted a scene for those missed things! (view spoiler)[For instance, to me, the major conflict in this book, besides the whole moving thing, was how Boone's friendship with Gabe was being shattered into a billion pieces. When Gabe found out Boone was moving, he hated Wade and as such, was a douche to Wade. The whole book took place around how Gabe would treat Wade or Boone wrong and then leave. Cut scene. The next thing we know, Boone is talking about how he's barely talked to Gabe that much but then Gabe shows up, quick reunion and that's it. There was one part where Summit City was holding a party for Boone and Wade's new relationship and all of Boone's friends were invited. Well, wouldn't you know, Boone goes and picks up his friends from the airport and Gabe's nowhere in sight. Except, we don't get to see that which I found disappointing. Boone is claiming he's upset with how Gabe didn't show up but I really, really wanted to see and feel Boone's reactions when he saw his other friends but not Gabe. That's just one example of a few I found and a majority of the scenes I wanted to actually see were just skipped or glossed over. Cut and dry, basically. And because of how it irritated me, I started to enjoy the story Boone was writing more than I did Life in Fusion even with how much funnier Boone seemed to be. (hide spoiler)]
Overall, this is a good book. It's most definitely hilarious and I think people who enjoyed Sno Ho will indeed enjoy this one. I'm also hoping we'll one day get Gabe and Chip's book. ;-P["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I read Carol Lynne books because they make me feel good and they make me smile in the end. For me, it's easy to connect with the characters and enjoy...moreI read Carol Lynne books because they make me feel good and they make me smile in the end. For me, it's easy to connect with the characters and enjoy their story. This book is no different.
I really loved it and right from the start I adored Jessup and Brac. They are such a sweet, cute couple that at the littlest headway of their relationship progressing gave me a little bit of a goofy grin. Of course, there's not an emotionally messed up male character out there I don't love.
I liked the setting, the seclusion they were put into because of the plot and I liked how it played out. I enjoy reading the Cattle Valley series because they are a comfort to read. Whenever I'm in a funk, I can pick up almost any book in the series, re-read it or read it for the first time, and I feel good again about reading and I'm not so critical or cynical with the next book.
All in all, this was a great story to me. It's a feel good read and it was nice seeing Jessup and Brac get their own HEA while still being able to see a little bit of Kit and Hawk. Recommended to CV lovers. (less)
I really enjoyed this story. It's kind of sweet, a bit sexy and extremely fun.
I loved both Brent and Raj. The way Brent is so adamant about keeping th...moreI really enjoyed this story. It's kind of sweet, a bit sexy and extremely fun.
I loved both Brent and Raj. The way Brent is so adamant about keeping things professional but still unable to resist the charms Raj puts on him was adorable, IMO. I found it funny, too, because he really has no will power when it comes to Raj. LOL. Raj was just plain sexy. He wouldn't stop until he had Brent in his clutches. And even though he only got teases of what he and Brent could have, he wouldn't let go or give up. I really liked that about him. I thought these two made a great couple, though. Their desires are the same, even if they may seem like they are not and they'll both stop at nothing to achieve them.
The plot revolves around Raj having to hire Brent's bodyguard company because he's getting threatening letters from an anonymous person. The sparks fly immediately between Brent and Raj and the tension between them is thick. Whomever is threatening Raj is threatening his career, his reputation and threatening to out Raj to the public. The story is at times intense and slow moving. It focuses heavily on the relationship Brent and Raj develop and has, what I thought was, a good enough mystery to keep me interested.
I enjoyed the story, I really did, and I wouldn't say I had problems with it but more like I wish a few things were more elaborated on. Like, I wished the mystery had a bit more focus within the story. It's a nice mystery but I kind of wished there would have been more blackmail letters, more threats and such. Also, since the IIFA's, a Bollywood awards event, were important within Raj's life (it dictated his decisions) I wished there had been more of a spotlight on it when the scene for it finally came. I think I would have liked to see a bit more into the event. (view spoiler)[I also wished there had been more of a focus on Raj's life after the effects of coming out. (hide spoiler)]
All in all, I really liked the story. It was interesting and tensive. I loved the characters and the plot had a nice feel to it. Definitely something I'd recommend :)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
It's hard for me to not like this series because the world is still fascinating. So, while I might have some hangups about the story, I still...more4.5 stars
It's hard for me to not like this series because the world is still fascinating. So, while I might have some hangups about the story, I still ended up loving it.
I've been waiting a long time for Colton and Sebastian's story. I loved the interactions and teasings between the two especially since they bonded over horses. Colton managed to worm his way under Sebastian's skin and make him want Colton back just as much. They are adorable together when Sebastian finally gives in to Colton. They were so hot together. I loved, loved, loved seeing the Townsend family again! I forgot how much fun they are. We got to see a little of everyone and I especially enjoyed the parts with Rexley because damn that man is fine but we also see another side of him that Trouble brings out. I can't wait until his story. It was great seeing Steven and Cony again and I laughed so hard when Aiden made Cony blush with his educational drawings. I loved Steven's matchmaking and meeting some new characters that we'll *hopefully* get stories for.
My only hangups about the story is that, while the sex was uber hot, there was a lot of it. It almost became too much for me. There were also some scenes that were glossed over. I wished they had been shown instead of told because they were parts I wanted to read about. This book is also (sort of) a continuation of the mysteries from the previous two books and unfortunately, it is still not solved. I'm curious as to where it will lead next, though.
All in all, a nice addition to the series. This book doesn't have as much suspense as the previous two but I still enjoyed it very much. I love the world, the characters and their conflicts. I can't wait for the next one. Hopefully it's soon!(less)
I'm conflicted about my feelings for this book. On one hand, I liked it but on the other I was frustrated by the lack of everything else aside from se...moreI'm conflicted about my feelings for this book. On one hand, I liked it but on the other I was frustrated by the lack of everything else aside from sex.
What attracted me to this story was the different elements within it. Matt and Iggy have a fourteen year age difference and I've always been fond of age gap stories. I also loved the fact this is based around baseball because I am a (somewhat) baseball fan. Add into it that these boys were both hot and intense and it makes for a good read.
However, there were a lot of things that bugged me about this book. Matt and Iggy have this incredible connection between them but there was also something missing from their relationship that just felt off to me. Matt is also a pretty well fleshed out character but Iggy is very shallow. There wasn't much depth to him so the story felt off-balanced because Matt was talked about so much while Iggy felt more of a secondary character than the main character he was. I was also disappointed in the lack of baseball in the story. I was expecting the story to be completely around baseball and while it is to a point, it's not detailed on actual baseball. We get details about the locker room, how they have to go out of town for games, the hotels and such but only one or two scenes of them actually out in the field which I found extremely ironic. My biggest problem with the story, and I think the reason I felt like something was missing, is how much sex there is. Whenever the author had an opportunity to flesh out the characters, she tended to let them have sex instead. It grew frustrating because I wanted to know more about the characters. Instead, I learned more about their pleasure spots and I'm sorry but I prefer more depth to characters than more depth to sex.
In the end, I liked the book. The plot is great, the characters are interesting and even the conflict within the story is fascinating because of how Matt and Iggy deal with it. But the story wasn't able to grab my attention in the way it could have because it's a good part sex and lacks the necessary details to make the characters into seem like real people. Even with the connection between Iggy and Matt, there didn't feel like a general understanding of who the other person was deep down. What's there is more of a sexual connection than anything else. At least, that's what I got from the story. (less)
Kevin Ballantyne has been entertaining kids for decades as Crocodile Kev with his trusty sidek...moreThis review can be found at The Armchair Reader... soon.
Kevin Ballantyne has been entertaining kids for decades as Crocodile Kev with his trusty sidekick Kazza the Kangaroo. When he’s scheduled for a slot at Hyde Park in Sydney for Australia Day, the woman playing Kazza can’t make, putting him in a horrible situation. Lucky for him, he finds a fan in Lachlan Clayfield, another entertainer for Australia Day, who’s willing to put on the kangaroo suit. The two hit it off right from the start not just on the stage but in other ways.
When this story starts, it’s to Kevin not wanting to do the gig in Hyde Park and he wants to do it even less when he realizes his Kazza won’t be there. It was hard for me to connect with Kevin because I felt like he didn’t have much of a personality and didn’t like his life. Lachlan, however, I really enjoyed. I loved his bubbly attitude and the high dive entertainment he was part of. The two together are pretty cute. Kevin is much older than Lachlan which made things a bit awkward when he finds out how much of a fan the much younger Lachlan is.
This is one of those stories, though, that had a lot of potential but fell short of the mark. While I liked the premise of the story, I felt like it was too short to achieve its potential because there wasn’t much depth to the characters or the conflicts. The entire story felt rushed but also lacks a lot of important details, which made the ending feel abrupt and open ended. There’s inconsistencies but I also felt like there was too much pointless emphasis on the way Australians talk. Granted, I’m not Australian but the way Lachlan in particular was talking felt forced and awkward.
In the end, I liked the story but I felt like there could have been much more to it than there was. I loved Lachlan but Kevin came across dull in comparison to him. The age gap between them created some good conflict but there were too many other issues within the story that made this potentially good read only an okay one.(less)
While this story doesn't have any romance in it, I found it so cute. It's about Noah coming out on national television unannounced and being accepted...moreWhile this story doesn't have any romance in it, I found it so cute. It's about Noah coming out on national television unannounced and being accepted for who he is. It's sweet and I laughed through a good part of the story, although Noah there aren't really any hints that Noah was gay until right before he outs himself. It was amazing how welcomed he was and the relief he felt after everything was said and done. I would really love to see Noah get an HEA, he deserves it.
Side note: This is YA but while Noah doesn't feel like a teenager, he is, in fact, still a minor. (less)
This book was über-short. A very quick read about a music artist interviewing bodyguards to take over the position of the one he just fired for steali...moreThis book was über-short. A very quick read about a music artist interviewing bodyguards to take over the position of the one he just fired for stealing. The final interviewee turns out to be the perfect match not only for the position of bodyguard but also for something much more personal.
I really enjoyed the story. The first few pages you get dumped with a lot of information about why Adrian is interviewing bodyguards and his life story. Then you meet Duke and from there it's a quick and easy sex scene.
To me, this read more like an excerpt than an actual story which honestly sucks because I like the premise of it. While I did enjoy the story, it wasn't nearly as satisfying as if this would have had another 100 pages tacked onto it so we could get more than just the one scene about Duke and Adrian and maybe see them actually get to know each other and how they make their relationship work since they are employee and employer. (less)