What can I say about Under My Skin that the blurb didn’t? I think it covered every element of this short story so I am just gonna share my thoughts on the book. I was a sweet story with a nice message and enjoyed reading it.
Sebastian is considered the” smart guy” by looks alone, he is actually a smart guy but he hates the label. Sebastian has a habit of picking bad men, and has sworn to stay away from the bad boy looking type, because they only bring pain. He has his own travel store, his neighbour store is a tattoo parlour, and he’s hating it but digging the owner. He knows that the motorcycle tattoo wearing type is bad news but he can’t help his attraction.
When a late night get together leads to hot sex with the tattoo storeowner Dylan, Sebastian is cursing himself in all kinds of ways, yet he is drawn to the bigger man and is hoping that Dylan will be his right decision. Until a misunderstanding leads him to jump to conclusion and might put the love affair to end before it even begins.
I really liked this short story it was quick and sweet. A few life lessons to be learnt here (yes there is life lessons in M/M romance/erotica). This one is ‘don’t judge a book by its cover”, ‘just because one orange in the bag is sour doesn’t mean that they all will be’, you know that kinda stuff. Sebastian was quick to judge Dylan because of his rotten relationship in the past and it almost cost him a chance at real happiness. In addition, deals with labels, because body art does not mean you are crude and stupid. Just one of many ways a person can express themselves. Overall, a very nice read.
This was one fantastic short, and I am not surprised because the author sure knows how to write them. It has filled with wit, drama, and a whole lot o...moreThis was one fantastic short, and I am not surprised because the author sure knows how to write them. It has filled with wit, drama, and a whole lot of sexy. The Dalaneys & Me is a whole lot of awesomeness packed into 35 pages.
Liam is making a scene and it could cost him his life, but he doesn't care because his boyfriend Brandon is dumping him in the middle of a restaurant. Liam knows better than to cause a scene and embarrass Brandon, because he is the cousin to the Delaney twins. The twins take family seriously and Liam just seriously ofenced (I am so sure that is not a word, but it's my word). You see folks, the Delaneys are major crime bosses and Liam is about to have his kneecaps broken.
Liam knows they are going to get him and it's only a matter of time before they dish out his punishment. What he never expects is the offer to sleep with both of them, and how can he say no when the other option is being shot (not to die only to maim). Yep, the choice is easy. It's super sexy twin sandwich time.
I really liked this one, though I was expecting some kind of twincest (yes I like that sorta stuff) but rest assured there is no hot twin hook-up. However, I get the feeling that the brothers feelings runs deeper than brotherly love. I am really excited to see what Liam and the bros get up to, and with three more books in the series to go. It's gonna be one heck of a good time!
Let me begin by saying I am a huge fan of the first book Just Desserts and the second in the serie was no exception....more ^^I WANT THIRDS AND FIFTHS!^^
Let me begin by saying I am a huge fan of the first book Just Desserts and the second in the serie was no exception. I love Miss Blackwell’s writing and I enjoy her imperfect characters a lot. Second Helpings offers up a great sequel and stays true to the main characters, delights with great humour and sizzling sex. I will continue to take a nimble of these books as often as I can.
Luc Tessier is back and still as delightful, dirty and hilarious as ever. We get to enter into his relationship with Daniel six months after their first meeting, which was all kinds of yummy. Let’s just say there was food involved and a lot of dirty talk. For all those who have read the first story, the second one is no quick HEA. There is turmoil in the relationship, but the love of our dirty chef Luc and his potty mouth critic Daniel comes off the pages.
The issue that is dealt with is; Daniel’s reason to remain closeted and the problems it causes when his mom comes to visit. Our Luc is openly gay and that overall creates problems for this couple. I will say the way everyone finds out about, their relationship is so funny and embarrassing for Daniel, but Luc marvels in it. In addition, there is an outrageous moment involving a cucumber, Daniels mom, and a salad (she doesn’t deserved the dressing to go with it, lol). Read and you will get my meaning.
This is one of my fave series of 2010, due its humour and the things that comes out of Luc’s mouth. He is a character in a league of his own, and its either you love him or hate him. He is one of my fave characters of 2010, and I hope he continues to entertain me in the year to come. I recommend this book and its first in the series, in a big way.
Seriously, if there are straight boys out there playing *gay chicken*, then I need to be invited to these showdowns. I would show up wi...more ^^GAYE BOYS!^^
Seriously, if there are straight boys out there playing *gay chicken*, then I need to be invited to these showdowns. I would show up with my camera, posters and other fan girl necessities. I have a feeling that this short story is a bit cliché and filled with stereotypes. Yet I really kinda liked it, nothing is better than a gay for you, or 'str8te' roommate friends getting down and dirty and being completely stupid.
Its pretty simple to wrap this story up, roommate friends play gay chicken (if you know what the game chicken is, then gay chicken falls under the same rules; only its a lot more ridiculi). The gay chicken story escalates into hot loving, and feelings and boners start popping up everywhere.
It was short story, but apart from the clichés, it deals with a strong topic. How far are you willing to go to fit in? Would hiding who you were, make you happy. Therefore, if you want a hot read, without the huge story, and hot muscle men feeling each other up, then this story is for you. MMmmmmmm muscle men feeling each other up, yep there goes my pants.
Also, glad to see there is an Evangeline story, that doesn’t involve extreme circumstances for the lead males to have sex. It was getting quite tiresome. (less)
This is a sweet love story, wrapped in sexy and then packaged in hellaciously hot. This one had me feeling rainbows and sunshine, and provided enough...more This is a sweet love story, wrapped in sexy and then packaged in hellaciously hot. This one had me feeling rainbows and sunshine, and provided enough stormy clouds for me to truly appreciate the rainbow and sunshine.
After a drunken night, Jeremy hooks up with his best friend Ben, and he doesn’t know how to move on from it. He can’t get over the way Ben made him feel, but he’s not gay right? The thoughts of their night of passion have him going a bit crazy, and he’s finding it hard to focus. However with all his struggling feelings, he wants his best friend back, but he doesn’t know how to move forward from the night that they had sex.
Jeremy also has struggles with his family, and being from strong southern roots, he fears the retaliation of his family if he gets involved with a man and not just any man a black man. So the fears are strong, but he’s realizing that the feelings he has for Ben are stronger.
Ben is… I am in love with this blue-eyed choco-caramel. He’s always been in love with Jeremy, but he could accept that his best friend wasn’t into guys; until the night, they hook up. Now he fears he might have influenced Jeremy somehow and carries that guilt. Yet, he is willing to take scraps if that’s all Jeremy can offer him.
This was just such a sweet story, with two beautiful characters. I can see Ben so clearly in my mind, those blue eyes just hypnotic as shit. I once had a blue eyed black friend in junior high, and I was willing to rip my clothes off for him ^_~. So Jeremy never stood a chance when it came to Ben.
This novella made my heart feel super happy, and I obsessed with Ben. I realized that this is not first character by M.L that had me losing my pants, I am also quite taken with Dane from Bring The Heat. She writes these vividly hot characters, that you cannot help falling in love with. Wanting, had me wanting more. I really enjoyed reading this one.
SideNote- I love their roommate Al. He is funny and sweet and I just can’t wait to read his book.
This is a really short story, and man I am like messed up. I dont know if I am crazy for finding it hot, or a real dirty pervert. I blame y...more ^^WOWZA!^^
This is a really short story, and man I am like messed up. I dont know if I am crazy for finding it hot, or a real dirty pervert. I blame yaoi mangas, for making brothers together hot. Yeh I said it "brothers together hot".
This is not sweet, both characters are well aware of what their relationshop means, but its truly hard to stop what you feel. In only 18 pages you get all their emotions, and their struggles and the possibilites of what will happen if they are discovered.
This short story will not be for everyone, and for those who don't mind brothers doing each other then check it out. Its a good thing its only a book, I have a strong suspicion that I would feel differently if this were real.
It really is great writing, and you get the very suffering the brothers are feeling. Its a fobidden love, but its love the same. And while you might be thinking "ewww sex" what they feel is so much more than that. I got all that from this very short story, and I will be looking into the second, not so soon cus my heart can't handle it.(less)
I am deeply in love with story. From what I have read of Lynn Lorenz, her characters are always so realistic. Its situations that any person could be...moreI am deeply in love with story. From what I have read of Lynn Lorenz, her characters are always so realistic. Its situations that any person could be going through. The struggle, the desperation, and the guilt that comes with feeling like you didn’t do enough. All that and more was apart of this story, and the romance just pushed it to a completely awesome kinda level.
Scott lives on the streets, and he’s had his fair share of tough times, experiences that no young person should have. Scott is strong though, and he tries to make it in a city destroyed but not ruined. The streets of New Orleans are dangerous, but there is a fierce pride in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Scott is living in a shelter he has a job, and he’s saving his money. So you see life isn’t keeping him down.
Tony lost everything in Katrina, his family and all the things he loved. He carries strong guilt, because he survived and his family did not. So why should he have anything. He’s done many things to make some money, and now he’s about to resort to robbery.
Scott and Tony meet for the first time, when a man jumps Scott to take his money. It is the very thing Tony was about to do, but changes his mind at the last minute. He comes to Scotts rescue, but hunger and surviving has him taking Scott’s money anyways. During the little crime gone badly, Scott and Tony are very aware of each other.
The chemistry between Scott and Tony is explosive, the contrast of their description electrifies. They pull you in, even though the relationship moves quickly, but ‘why the hell not’ they deserve all the happiness because they have been through so much.
The writing is amazing! Its like I was transported to streets of New Orleans, I could taste the food in my mouth and feel the chill on the deserted streets that Scott walked. I want to pack my bags and take a trip, it’s a place I’ve always been in love with, and Lynn makes me love it even more.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a love story, and it will make your heart feel super happy. I fell in love with Scott and Tony and you can too. I wish it were longer so I could have had more time basking in the awesomeness.