Max Myers is a sports writer with a bit of fame, and is hoping to make it big in a new city. He h...moreMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
Max Myers is a sports writer with a bit of fame, and is hoping to make it big in a new city. He has a blog that is very popular, so he’s hoping that fame will take him to primetime. Moving can be a bitch, but when said bitch makes him neighbour to Riley Grayson the talent and popular Striker for the Denver Blazer. Max cannot complain because Riley is hot as hell and also getting an interview with him would pretty much make his career.
Riley Grayson is the popular soccer player, the fans love him and he is living the life. When Max moves in next door, the hiding of his sexuality comes in to play. Riley doesn’t need a reporter outing him but the flames are high when it comes to the heat between them, and Riley is willing to take a chance.
Riley and Max together is all kinds of hot. These two really burn up the pages and offer so much personality. This little story is worthy of novel praises, because it offers up some realistic angst with all that man love. I loved the whole soccer player meets sports writer, still within the same element but the contrast is super hot.
The writing is spot on; Ms Waters captures the sexy but also bring the emotions out of the pages. Though the storyline got somewhat predictable, I loved it any freaking way. I never expected it to be so awesome, and I am all kinds of happy it was. I don’t read many sports themed book, but if they are as good as this one then count me in.
SideNote- This book has one of the best ride them cowboy scenes ever. I’m surprised Max isn’t a full fledged jockey ^_~(less)
Kade has returned home after spending years learning the magic of Runecrafting. She has been away...moreMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
Kade has returned home after spending years learning the magic of Runecrafting. She has been away from her family for several years, and it’s surreal to be home and somewhat nerve-racking. Kade chosen path of runecrafting is not something the family can easily accept, but she has the talent with her rune stones.
Being home means she can see Raiva again, a girl within their community that she had a crush on in her school days. The schoolgirl crush she had has developed into something more and Kade fears that Raiva will not the feel the same. When the women finally meet each other for the first time in years, the tension is crackling and Kade gets her answer in the name of a kill and a kiss.
Troubles arise when Raiva’s family and hunting party is attacked and left for dead and Raiva goes missing during a blizzard. It’s up to Kade and her rune stones to bring Raiva back and along way the way learn the way of magic. Though she has been studying, Kade realizes that there is much left to learn.
I liked the story, though I found myself confused at certain points. I had to go back and read again to understand certain scenes. It was like reading a story within a story, I don’t know if it made the reading experience better or a lot more confusing, though I did enjoy Kade’s voice. She lets us know from the get go, that she has no talent in storytelling. I also loved that it was magic and Kade ability with runecrafting that saved the day (read and you will understand why).
Overall, I did enjoy reading this short. I loved the detailed descriptions that weren’t too overwhelming. I appreciated how the author mixed in the romantic with the tragic; it created a perfect balance. I am happy Kade got her happy ending.
Mark has just been dumped by his boyfriend to be expected when he was caught cheating. Mark is br...moreMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
Mark has just been dumped by his boyfriend to be expected when he was caught cheating. Mark is broken and sad because he loves his boyfriend Craig, and he’s hoping that they can just move on from it. He’s been having the best of both worlds, the love and security of Craig and the hot carnal lust of Richard the man he’s been having an affair with. When both his worlds collide, he’s left in shock but he can’t deny that he wants both.
With Richard, the sex is hot and nobody does it better. With Craig, he has someone to do boyfriend things with, and most importantly, he can present him to the world. Richard is a man of god, and Mark will always be his piece on the side both figuratively and in actuality. When you’re caught between two men, the outcome is never positive.
It’s easy to call Mark a cheating bastard and say he got what he deserved. I honestly feel very sad for him. He’s in love with the idea of loving Craig, because its safe and he’s dependable. Though it’s Richard, I feel he really wants, but he’s grown accustomed to the situation. He’s his dirty little secret, his quick f*ck outside when the weathers nice. When it all ends, he puts on his collar and goes back to what he loves the most, being a priest. I feel that Mark both accepts it and loathes it and so he found someone who created a balance for him. It’s a sad situation for all three men, but I feel it's sadder for Mark. Richard will ask for forgiveness from his god and move on, and Craig might find solace and love from his family and friends. Mr Mark though is left with nothing.
My first time reading anything by Anne Brooke and folks it won't be my last. I always talk about short stories being worthy of novel praises and this story is one of them. Anne Brooke is an excellent writer with a gift to portray emotions on pages. Sometimes we don’t always get what we want, and we leave behind the things that we need. That being ruled by lust and desires can be nice but when the desire is sated, all that is left is emptiness. This story with a just a few pages was able to share that with me the reader, and if that isn't excellent writing? I don't what is!
I hope to read about Mark again because I feel that he deserves his happy ending, finding that one person whom he both wants and needs.
I am once again unable to write a review that will give another book in the DS series justice. So you know what? I wont! I am just going to gush a...more4.5
I am once again unable to write a review that will give another book in the DS series justice. So you know what? I wont! I am just going to gush all my feelings out, rave about Stefano&Silvio, and contemplate why the ménage I wanted between the Spadaro brothers and Stefano didn’t happen. I am looking at you Aleks =_=.
So three stories in this one, once again triple the power in pants losing. Stefano is at a crossroads, and all the intersections are leading to Silvio. The relationship between him and his wife is getting strained, family crime values is looking dire, and Stefano feels like his whole world is out of control.
While reading I felt somehow dissatisfied with something, unable to pin point exactly what I wasn’t happy with. It’s like all these emotions and feelings are coming out, things need to be said but all I am getting is thoughts in Stefano’s head, but his mouth doesn’t freaking move. This overwhelming need for a praecipe, because someone needs a push or an order for things to get done. All the fill in the blanks dialogue, was irking me until I realized that Stefano is just unable to deal with exactly what he is feeling, and you can fill in all the blanks with any random ole shit but what is left unsaid is more powerful than anything.
In all this I feel for Stefano’s wife, because if it was just fucking that Stefano had to do he would just be that cheating bastard, but its more and as much as he loves his wife ‘sometimes love is not enough’. Yes very sad for Donata, but happy in my pants when Silvio and Stefano finally come together. Shower scenes, hotel queens, and drugstores. My pants burst into flames, but the flame wasn’t enough to engulf them (did Mr Voinov keep it slightly tame for a reason?) I believe so my friends because you can’t give your all when you’re not completely on board with what you are feeling. My men were holding back, and DS4 left me once gain with more questions than answers. Will it work? What choices will Stefano make? Will I crack the code that is Silvio? (like Davinci code) Will my men find happiness?
Overall, really liked this one and can’t wait to dive into Dark Soul #5 where it all ends. This series continues to be extraordinaire, and its one you are likely never to forget. The characters are superb, the writing captivating, and the Dark Soul world powerful. For all that is sweet and holy, I love me some Silvio and Stefano and I won’t be able to let them go.(less)
I love this author’s work! She is able to bring two men who are as different as night and day together and make beautiful sweet man love. So is the ca...more I love this author’s work! She is able to bring two men who are as different as night and day together and make beautiful sweet man love. So is the case with Tailor Made, we have the fantabulous tart Felix and the virginal and shy Andrew. What both men have in common is that they attend the same art school and they are both set in their ways when it comes to how they live their life.
Felix is a manslut and he just does not care, he doesn’t pretend to be something he is not. He has been lusting after his art professor for quite sometime, and he has a plan to finally get him and he’s gonna need the help of fashion student Andrew to do it. What he doesn’t expect is that Andrew is not easily persuaded by sex; but where there’s will there is always a way. So shameful flirt Felix goes in hard (and I do mean hard).
In this case, opposites do attract and the boys find themselves needing each other. Yes, there is want and the uncontrollable lust but there is also the friendship that has been formed and the easy acceptance of each other. Andrew the virgin and Felix who is Mr Experience together is just right.
I loved how smiley this story made me, Felix is outrageous and you can’t help loving him. I find I like them when their super slutty, it makes when they find love all that much sweeter. Andrew is shy but he’s far from tame, he had some incredibly sexy moments. I can honestly say that when the bad meets the good, they f*ck amazingly (my cheekiness for the day). If you are looking for a light and fun read, then look no further this story is it.
Jeff always makes my heart feel super happy. I loved Dumb Jock, which had me smiling, cheering, and crying, and he does it again with the sequel....more4.5
Jeff always makes my heart feel super happy. I loved Dumb Jock, which had me smiling, cheering, and crying, and he does it again with the sequel. This one focuses on the children of Jeff and Brett from the first book. Their son Adam is ball player, he’s popular but he still deals with prejudices when people find out he has two fathers. He defends his sexuality the only way he knows how to, with a fist to the accusers face.
Adam is also embarrassed of his father Jeff, who he feels is to feminine and emotional and he goes out of his way top prove he’s nothing like that. He’s like his dad Brett, all masculine and into sports. When the school bully starts calling him names, Adam gives him a fist to the face and finds himself suspended for a week, with appointments to attend anger management. His grades are also lacking and he needs a tutor, and it’s someone he is not too excited to work with.
Then comes Trevor, Adam’s tutor and he’s making him feel beautiful amazing things. Adam has never considered himself gay, and maybe he’s not, but all he knows is that he really likes Trevor and he doesn’t need to put a label on his feelings. The boys begin a slow relationship, and it’s both new and exciting for them. Though when it comes to Trevor, there is a lot he isn’t saying and it could cost him his life.
I really enjoyed this story, it hade me grinning like a loon. The author really has a talent in writing young characters. All that unnecessary angst, and the growing passion young adults feel towards each other. I loved Trevor, because I have a thing for guys in glasses and of the nerdy variety. I liked Adam, he reminds me of his father Brett, but less arrogant ^_^.
Overall, an awesome sequel and Jeff always puts a smile on my face and I have yet to be completely disappointed with one his books. Sometimes love is all you need, and the author knows how to write a good love story.
Jaime is a 22 year old college student. He is smart, good looking, and is all about a good time. He has a reputation around campus as being a sedu...more3.5
Jaime is a 22 year old college student. He is smart, good looking, and is all about a good time. He has a reputation around campus as being a seducer of straights, he loves the thrill it gives him when he' s blowing some jock in the washroom. No feelings are hurt because hes giving them a new experience and a good time without all the complications of a relationship.
His charms are completely lost on Roger Hunt, the lumberjack looking hottie. Roger doesn't seem really impressed with his playboy attitude or his good looks. Though Jaime is attracted to Roger it seems the attraction might be just one sided because if Roger's scowl is an indication, it's saying 'nope I'm not looking for a good time'.
I can't really call this one a romance, because Jaime doesn't get with Roger until very late in the book. It does centre around their growing relationship, but this book is pretty much the Jaime show and the men in his life until he finally gets with Roger. I am not sure I like Jaime very much and it has nothing to do with him being a little slutty, I just could not bring myself to love him. Ultimately Jaime is a nice guy, who sometimes goes over board with the whole seduction thing but in the end he always ends up alone.
We follow him through many hook-ups with the straight boys, the gay boys, and the closet cases. While he sprouts philosophical ideas on sexuality which I found to be the most enjoyable part of the book. When he goes off on a tangent with his cousin Jo, explaining to her the finesse on he lands his conquest and that it's all a little experimenting on their part and in no way does it make them gay. I don't read many books that explain that it's a lot more than sex that makes a gay man, and just because you like something in your ass now and again doesn't mean a damn thing.
Overall, I liked the story but something was missing for me. In all honesty I think it has a lot to do with Jaime because I don't really like him all that much. His narrative is humorous but at often times seemed overly obnoxious. I do enjoy Lou Harpers writing style it's crisp and fun, I just had a real hard time connecting to the story and the characters.
With a name like Blake St. Blake, how the hell can I not love this cute and funny story. Blake the demon slayer out on his first mission to rid the wo...moreWith a name like Blake St. Blake, how the hell can I not love this cute and funny story. Blake the demon slayer out on his first mission to rid the world of evil, with his well practiced lines and sword skills (not that sword, get your mind out of the gutter). He is also the chosen one, destined to save the world, but first he has to figure out this whole demon-slaying thing.
When an acid spitting demon shows up at the cemetery, he is patrolling. Blake is ready to put his skills to the test. Just when he is ready to do a showdown, another demon slayer jumps out wielding an awesmazing glowing stick and possesses power Blake only wish he had. It kinda pisses him off but he can’t help noticing that Mr Glowing Stick is a hottie.
What Blake later learns is that he is not the only chosen, he is one of the chosen ones (talk about feeling less important) and glowing stick boy is called Shadow. It seems Blake and Shadow have a lot in common, and a mutual attraction might be one of them.
This little short was super hilarious, because Blake is super hilarious. He was trying so hard to be all tough demon slayer, but in the end, he is just a kid learning the ropes. Blake and Shadow are a pants losing waiting happen, their fumbling into the sexual domain was just super sweet. I do declare they will be one kick ass team.
Let me just say that this story has the potential to be one great series. I want to see Blake and Shadow again as they grow into their demon ass kicking ways. I want to see their mistakes and triumphs and I just know it will be one great hell of a time. These boys will make you smile, and Blake St. Blake is one heck of a scene-stealer.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE - Fergus likes to hit too much! He is always raising his hands and hitting his lovers like he's hardcore. I don't like abuse because...more
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE - Fergus likes to hit too much! He is always raising his hands and hitting his lovers like he's hardcore. I don't like abuse because thats what it is, not a fit between men. - Fergus (it was my sincere hope that he got run over by a bus or the limo he likes to ride in. Asshole)
WHAT I LIKED - The artwork is awesome (set up like a yaoi novel with a few drawings at important or super sexy scenes) - It's all effing pretty boys, Darien likes that she likes it good. - Judas! He is like a pretty fly boy pimp, what you see is what you get with him (SLUT)
It's important to remember that it is yaoi, so shit is outrageous and most things aren't solved just forgotten. (less)
Books fall under three catergories for me, the ones I can't wait to read to cause a pants losing, the books I anticipate reading, and the others wh...more4.5
Books fall under three catergories for me, the ones I can't wait to read to cause a pants losing, the books I anticipate reading, and the others where the blurb sounds interesting and it gets added to the pile. A Life Without You is one of those where the blurb sounded interesting and I decided to give it a try, well folks I'm glad I said yes to reviewing it because I freaking loved it. It's one of those where I wanna run naked through some fields singing " the hills are a live with the sound of music *awesome*". This book caused a pants losing of epic proportions and I'm so in love with the story.
Adam is in love with his roommate Jesse, but he doesn't want to tell him he's gay because he already lost a roommate because of his sexuality. The only thing thats different is that if Jesse left him it would hurt more than anything else. When a friend dares Jesse to kiss Adam all his secrets come out, and it puts a strain on their friendship. The kiss he shared with Jesse was life changing and he knows that he is in serious love with is friend. If only Jesse will admit that he also wants Adam, judging by the hard piece of length in his pants.
The story unfolds with the boys growing attraction, and the sexual chemistry they share. All isn't well in their room, because Jesse has a girlfriend and he refuses to let her go. Adam is willing to take anything he has to offer, even it kills him to be the fuck buddy, knowing that nothing more will ever come of their relationship.
Jesse is character I love but sort of hate. He has a girlfriend whom he is cheating on, and he has Adam on the side. He wants the security of being the straight boy, but he also wants the chemistry and the love he has for Adam. Then he pulls a douche move by forbidding Adam to be with anyone else, while he cuddles and eventually has sex with the girlfriend. He seems like such a bastard but yet my heart goes out to him, I can just imagine his inner turmoil being faced with the possibility of being gay or just gay for Adam.
Adam I really liked but also found him very passive at times. I understand love and finding your soulmate but he just took way too much crap from Jesse, and because of that he got the shitty end of the stick; just a few too many times. I did love the boys together, talk about sexy as hell and so utterly sweet. It was great to see how they got from point A, to point B.
Overall, Erica Pike has written a fantabulous book and I am so in love with the story. I was all smiles from the beginning to the end, it kept me enthralled and jumping out of my pants. The author is going down as a must read for me, if she keeps writing about beautiful boys such as Jesse and Adam. A Life Without You will also keep you interested with awesmazing supporting characters, and I want more of these fun and sexy boys. All that eyeliner and leather had me hyperventilating over my iPad, and wanting all of them to get together in a serious orgy of limbs and holes (gawd it would have been sexy). I Love This Book!
If you know me, you know I love pretty men and beautiful boys. I like them a lot! I also love people, all types of people and I’ve been told by ma...more4.5
If you know me, you know I love pretty men and beautiful boys. I like them a lot! I also love people, all types of people and I’ve been told by many a friends that I love a lot. So when I read M/M romance, I love all pretty men and the beautiful cocks and all that, but sometimes I just wanna read about love. I read it in Handle With Care, love in it’s purest form that just makes you want to smile and say thanks for writing this.
Ben is ill, and not the flu type of ill but the serious my body needs help to function ill. After taking on the responsibility of raising his younger sister in his teen years, when he was finally able to party on down he went a little crazy. Ben has always known he’s diabetic but that’s didn’t matter when he was getting high, getting drunk, and fucking anything that moved. Well his hard lifestyle caught up to him, with kidney failure and now having to live his life on dialysis. He’s living a half of a life, finding his kicks in porn and the sexy young guy who delivers them. Ben knows nothing can come from lusting after his delivery boy, he’s a broken man with a broken body and what hot young thing would want him?
Ollie the delivery guy is flirting the crap out of Ben, but he doesn’t seem to be getting it or he just can’t believe it. What would this beautiful young man want with a middle-aged sick guy? It’s a series of hot and cold, vicissitudes, and trying to build a relationship in the middle of chaos and crisis.
I really liked Ben he touched me. He felt so real with dealing with his illness and even the events that led up to him becoming being ill just felt like ‘Yeh, that could happen’. He was kind of on the outside looking in, seeing all the bad, and the tubes. With Ollie, he went on the inside and started looking out and up, and realized he has so much to offer.
Ollie was super sweet and fun and just brought the happy. Love his ever-changing hair, and how he loves unconditionally. I am not really a fan of his attitude most of the time, how he is quick to anger and jumps to conclusions. I am also somewhat irked that he was bothered by Ben being hit on by his ex =__= was he jealous for Ben or was he jealous of Ben? That’s still kind of playing in my mind, it bothers me but I still love him.
Overall, I really loved this book! I appreciated that Ben illness wasn’t just glossed over, it was apart of the story and not in a ‘cry me a river’ sort of way, but a real honest portrayal of a man with an illness and how it affects his relationship with the people that matter to him. It’s a real character driven story, and all the supporting characters are excellent and provide such a wonderful foundation for our main characters to shine. Awesmazing book from the author once again.
SideNote- I am irked by Ollie’s past boyfriend making a sleazy appearance. IRKED!!! Also, love the cover could look at it all day. (less)
Erica Pike is becoming a new fave author of mine. I love her writing style, and the stories she writes with such awesmazing characters. After reading...more Erica Pike is becoming a new fave author of mine. I love her writing style, and the stories she writes with such awesmazing characters. After reading A Life Without You, I knew that I couldn't hold off on reading Hot Hands. It's such a darn shame it wasn't longer, because those few pages made my heart feel super happy.
Some stranger is groping Casper, and he is on a mission to find the culprit. The mission is harder than he imagined because it could be anybody, when so many students surround him. Casper is in college, leaving his hometown to escape the memories of being bullied and is trying to make fresh new happy memories. So who could be taking advantage of him again? Moreover, why do the hands groping him feel so good, and is making him want things he is afraid to have.
So Casper is out to catch his 'Hot Hands', but his avid sexy feeler upper wants his identity to remain a secret. The idea is but frightening and thrilling for Casper but he is willing to trust and take a chance because being groped as never felt so good. When Casper finally gets intimate with Hot Hands he picks up on some clues, and the truth might just destroy him. Because sometimes the past catches up with you.
Hot Hands offers up such a great little read, the author took chances and I really liked that. The story touches on the serious subject of bullying, and can the victim and the bully as adults form some kind of relationship. It's a hard hitting, sexy romp of a read.
I would love to read about Casper and his 'Hot Hands'. I would really like to get to them better and they have so much to overcome.
I am a such a fan girl for all of Jeff’s books. He is the creator of one of my fave series of all time. So when the review request for Twinsational ca...moreI am a such a fan girl for all of Jeff’s books. He is the creator of one of my fave series of all time. So when the review request for Twinsational came in, there was no way in hell I was going to say no. This exciting story possesses the quality that makes it a Jeff Erno novel, but it had a different feel from his previous books.
Tommy is shy, and somewhat nerdish. He gets a job at a club, which he feels is way out of league because it’s all filled with hotties. On his first day, he meets twin Darren and Michael, also having their first day as dancers at the club. Tommy is instantly attracted to both, but only one has him thinking he might be the one. Darren and Tommy begin a sexual relationship, much to Tommy’s surprise, because he can’t believe the hot as hell go go dancer is attracted to his bookish ole self.
Meanwhile Darren’s twin Michael is getting some undivided attention by a customer and Michael is enjoying the attention. His fan is handsome, good-looking, and seems to have money judging by the big bills he’s placing in his teeny tiny shorts. Michael is wondering if there can be something more, when theres no twinkling club lights and gyrating bodies.
While Darren and Michael are the focus, shedding light on their differences in both personality and relationships. However, I found this book to be the Tommy show and his discovery into sex and how sometimes love knocks you down. He gets lost in the intensity between him and Darren, and realizes that he might be invested but he can’t say the same for the sexy twin. Is it love? or could it all just be lust in disguise.
I have always had strong reactions to Jeff’s book, but this one takes the cake. I was utterly devastated at the end of it, and if weren’t reading it on my iPad things could have gotten ugly. I was thrown a curve ball I never saw coming and it broke my wee little heart. I broke down in serious tears, because I was like What.The.Bloody.Fecking.Feck! I know sometimes a little realism in books is a good thing, and you gotta go through trash to find your treasure and all that, but I was not impressed because I was invested in the characters who I thought would be a couple. Jeff sunk my ship, and then threw in a lifesaver *I don’t like the lifesaver*.
Overall, I really liked this one regardless of my strong feelings. It’s the books that make you feel that deserves all the praises and once again, Mr Erno provided another winner.
*grumbles* one that has me depressed and all sad =_=
When I first saw the description of this book, I knew it was something I had to read. I knew I was really going to like it, and I am happy I wasn’t di...moreWhen I first saw the description of this book, I knew it was something I had to read. I knew I was really going to like it, and I am happy I wasn’t disappointed. I’m thinking if Dev Bentham is writing it, I’m gonna want to be reading it because for a debut novel it’s a freaking hit.
Mark is gorgeous, smart, and has whole lot going for him. He is also socially inept, crowds scare him, attractive men leaves him in crippling shyness and being in his quiet apartment is his solitude. Mark is also struggling with his attraction to men, and the fear of it translates into his life. Doesn’t stop him from doing back alleys, and men’s washroom, because if he doesn’t have to talk he can do a quick blowjob with a stranger.
His world gets shaken when he sees Seth for the first time. His hips are a swaying and Mark is mesmerized by the man, it’s a shame nothing would ever come of his attraction because the things he wants to say to Seth only gets said in his head. Well, Seth is not about to let a good thing go, and Mark is that good thing. The way he goes about communicating with Mark is a thing of beauty.
I really love these characters, and I really like Mark. This book was about him finding himself, and not about a solution to dealing with his anxiety. Loved that Mark found some worth in taking care of his sister in law, and he wasn’t just the shy nut case anymore. I also loved the female characters; they were strong and provided a nurturing in the story. Seth and Mark together is dy-no-mite (three words) and hot as fecking hell (loved the whole treat me like a stranger).
It really was a beautiful love story, about finding that someone who makes everything just right, and never having to change who you are. It’s a story of self-discovery and healing wounds and moving on from them. Good stuff!
4.5 Another winning anthology by Storm Moon Press. I am never a fan of reading them because they disappoint or you love it too much and want more. I r...more4.5 Another winning anthology by Storm Moon Press. I am never a fan of reading them because they disappoint or you love it too much and want more. I really want more of all the stories offered up in this anthology, which is driving me hella crazy because I want more. I really loved/really liked all the stories in this one, if you have no problems with reading non-con then I highly suggest checking this book out.
Out of Options by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks I do believe this is my favourite story in the entire anthology. Talk about being totally surprised by the amount of sexy, and gender pushing, and just overall awesomeness that was offered up. When money gets a little tight for Connor, he goes to his last resort, which is tricking. When he’s picked up by Jarret who pays him nicely, gives him tender loving, and wouldn’t mind seeing him again with payment of course. Connor feels like he’s hit the jackpot, but it calls go south when he signs a shady contract and bind himself to Jarret who isn’t as nice as he seems O_O (shady contract dude)
Seriously, I loved this story! Without getting into the politics of gender and all that, this story really pushed the boundaries. I think I blushed I bit, because I found it so incredibly sexy. It’s hardcore and it won’t settle well with most readers but it sure settled well with me.
“I like my boys with tits, and my girls with dicks” -Out of Options
Obedience Class by Sean Michael I really liked this one, because what’s not to like? Werewolf, unruly mate, and hot sexy man love. I know the whole mate werewolf thing is played but I’m a real sucker for them. Trevor is rebellious and his pack has had enough so they put Dirk on the case to bring him to obedience. I don’t know if I really liked Dirk methods of reining in Trevor. He truly came across as terrified, so that part really bothered me. Otherwise I totally loved it, and have been thinking about the sex they did/might have had in wolf form. Wanna know how that went down =_=
What It’s Worth by Gryvon Fucking gawd, another story I want more of. Ian is a bit of a douche and literally hates everything. He does take pride in his work though he feels it all sucks which is contradictory. When one of his assignments leads him to the arms of Vincenzo. Ian is thinking he takes too much pride in his work and should have left this one alone when he had the chance. It’s all just a little too late, and Ian finds himself tied and submitting to a stranger. I enjoyed this one a lot but just couldn’t handle the deflowering of Ian. So public, so clinical, and just not what I wanted for him. Although by the end, he is less douchy.
Blindside by Stella Harris Another favourite, just because it was so freaking cute and funny. Matt believes he’s being hazed by upperclassman Dylan when he is called to do his medical and Dylan is getting all up close and personal with his prostate. It might just be all fun and games for Dylan, but Matt is experiencing things he only dreamt of. If only he could walk away, but he keeps going back to Dylan and his special brand of hazing.
Oh Matt you naïve fool you. Prostate check at 18! You should have seen it for it was he just wanted to feel you up.
Unnatural Means by T.C Mill I am honestly going to admit that I don’t get this story. Isak is to cleanse Sain’s soul by having him confess to murder and witchcraft. It’s not going so well because Sain is stubborn and doesn’t feel he has anything to confess. This one is a bit of a mind fuck, and I was left thinking two things. Sain is a murderer and dabbles in the dark arts, or he’s a con man and has everyone fooled. He uses his ‘witchcraft’ to ensnare a man and then he gets rid of them when he wants to. Either which way, is this really a non-con story? Moreover, which of the characters is the one not consenting? As I said mind fuck!
Salting the Earth by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane O_O that is all. Seriously, this one really freaked my freak. I am lost, puzzled, and loving all the faery pretty. All I am thinking is that Ronan was crazy, and he was the bait to begin a series of events that will bring us to The Druid Stone. I think this was a nice set-up, and will leave the reader with questions. Is TDS here yet *stomping foot impatiently*!
Overall, really enjoyed this anthology. So many different levels of writing and storytelling and all very unique. Another winner by SMP, and I look forward to whatever creative anthology they come up with next. I guess I should warn and say the whole book is dub-con/non-con but it didn’t feel like it for me. Though it really depends on the reader, which basically means I am hardcore. Loved It! (less)
I am surprised out of mind, about how awesome I found this book. Once I started this book, I just could not stop reading until it was all finished. Th...moreI am surprised out of mind, about how awesome I found this book. Once I started this book, I just could not stop reading until it was all finished. The story captivates with its gentleness and sweetness, but not too sweet. A perfect balance was created, and it just flowed so well. As much as I enjoyed this story, I feel like something was missing and more than half way through, the plot felt rushed and safe.
Eric is History professor, and he has love/hate relationship with teaching. I guess it could be blames on his students, who sit in class like boring cardboard boxes, and hardly show enthusiasm for the course. Until there was Arthur, though he isn’t officially enrolled in the university, his enthusiasm for learning is exciting to Eric, on both an intellectual level, and an excitement in his pants (I know about those).
You can tell by looking at Arthur that he doesn’t have much in the way of possessions, but he is smart boy and Eric wants to help without pushing the boy away. He gets his opportunity to invite Arthur home, when he finds him asleep in his office, though Arthur is sceptical he just got an invitation to a warm place, he’s not stupid in turning that down.
What develops is a beautiful relationship between both men. Though Eric is literally twice Arthur’s age, it pales in comparison to the things they have in common and how well they get along. You would think the story would become all about sex, but sex takes a backseat to the developing relationship, that is one of friendship and a growing love.
A little conflict is thrown in by Percy a student of Eric’s who seems to have it out for him. This is the part that threw me; I would have rather him be crazy in love with Eric, than what his actual vendetta was. It all felt too rushed, and as if I am missing something, I guess I just wanted more, because I really like Eric and Arthur (they are just super sweet). They make my heart feel super happy!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I would love to see more of Eric and Arthur again. Their relationship is budding and beautiful one and I want more. I also really enjoy the author's writing style, it snarky and funny and I like it.
I was so very disappointed in Sounds of Love I feel like crying. I wanted to like it so much, based on th...more~BECAUSE SOMETIMES CHARACTERS ANNOY ME!!~ 2.5
I was so very disappointed in Sounds of Love I feel like crying. I wanted to like it so much, based on the blurb and that very pretty cover but in the end, it just did not work for me. Mostly it all comes down to one of the MC’s annoying the crap out of me. So whenever he opened his mouth, or rambled on internally I pitched a fit.
Jordan Waters is a cop and he has just moved to a new city after suffering a gunshot wound. He has new partner in the fraud division and he’s all-good at his job. When his partner invites him over for a Friday night poker game, he meets Sebastian a beautiful man that shakes his foundation and having wanting things he’s even scared to dream of.
A night of flirting with Sebastian leads Jordan to the realization that landing his prey comes with a cost, and he will never settle for just being a one-night fuck. Sebastian’s handicap of being unable to hear doesn’t hold him back in any form and Jordan is attracted to his strength while facing adversity. The two begin a tentative relationship and slowly make their way into building a family.
I believe 2 years ago I would have loved the crap out of this book. There’s the angst, the beautiful sexy characters, and the drama. The writing is very good if very descriptive and repetitive at most, I still liked it. The thing character who ruined my whole reading experience was Jordy. He was extra, over dramatic, and a preacher. His title says cop but I don’t know… dude can go on and on and on.
“This very well-maintained SUV of mine became a fountain of dreams and aspirations and wants and desires because it was the first place where he had touched me.”
=_= the note I wrote in the Kindle “Are u fucking kidding me right now. It’s just a freaking car”. Seriously Jordan aspirations, dreams?
“Hey grumpy old man, I’ll be sixteen in three months. Then I’ll kick your ass.” I laughed wholeheartedly. “Yeh, I’d love to see that.” So I had a black belt in judo. So I knew teakwondo, and jujutsu, and Krav Maga. I wasn’t about to let Bro know that. His uninformed challenge at me would just make his epiphany that much sweeter.
Seriously, Jordan it’s a figure of speech your Krav Maga and other lethal skills isn’t needed here. I am surprised he didn’t answer back in one of the seven languages he knows.
There were moments that I really enjoyed the book, but then you know who would get into one of his rants which tells how awesome he is, then how broken he is, and then how awesomely broken he is. I did like the slow burn that Jordan and Sebastian relationship offered. They didn’t just jump in to bed together, and some of their scenes together were cute.
I liked Bro, Sebastian’s little brother he was very cute (though I have no clue why Bro likes Jordan so much. He said a lot of douchy things to him). Liked some of the supporting characters. Not really on board with the second hook-up in the book, seems pointless and too much.
Overall, I really wanted to like this book more but in the end eye roll numerous was out in full force. I really cannot stand Jordan and feel Sebastian deserves someone better. It won’t be my last time reading Susan Laine because I did enjoy some of the writing, and can’t completely rule the author out. Just couldn’t make a connection with this one.(less)
I was never expecting the amount of awesomeness in this short little book. It’s the most laughs I have had since the year started. I am so happy; I to...more I was never expecting the amount of awesomeness in this short little book. It’s the most laughs I have had since the year started. I am so happy; I took the chance and decided to review this book. These Shorts will have you in stitches.
The first story, A Stroke of Luck was a sweet look at having a second chance at life. Chip Lowell is in the prime of his life; he is a top chef and has boy toys of all ages to play with. He has no one significant person in his life, he's an in and out type of guy. The men he sleeps with they know the deal, and Chip knows he’s a catch. With a new cooking show in the upcoming, life can’t be more fabulous for Chip, until the most unaccepted incident befalls him.
Chip has suffered a stroke, and it comes as shock because he has never been sick a day in his life. He ultimately suffers alone, and in the midst of it all, he realizes that he had no true friends. With the help of Allie his nurse, Chip is able to make it through his days in the hospital. When its time to leave the hospital, he needs in home care and he takes the one person he has come to depend on, Allie. It seems Chip has been dealt a good hand, because he gets to start over and found someone in the process.
I really enjoyed reading this story. It’s a case of anything can happen, and you never know when it will.
This is where the awesome comes in. A series of letters written over a few years by Arthur, breaking up with a fictional boyfriend (refer to blurb). These letters cover kink, all the things that can go wrong in a relationship and the fact sometimes we just keep going back to douche bag boyfriends.
A laugh riot of epic proportions, Henry had me in stitches. I think if he were real… I would have really liked to be his friend. The author has an uncanny skill of writing humour, and just a way with words. The letters are the highlight of the book, and for that reason alone, you should go check it out.
"I should have written sooner to thank you for my birthday present but truth be told you had the wrong day and the wrong month. And you sent it to the wrong address. You’re an ass." Are You an Inny or an Outy-Dear Henry Letters
I will be reading this one again, because I just have to experience the letters over and over again. I am still cracking up.
Man I love college and I love drinking I love women men I love college - Asher Roth 'I Love College'
I loved reading this book, because it brought...more4.5
Man I love college and I love drinking I love women men I love college - Asher Roth 'I Love College'
I loved reading this book, because it brought the funny in epic proportions. I think this is my first laugh out loud read of 2012, and that makes it a winner because I love to laugh. Frat Boy and Toppy is going on the list of one of my faves.
Brad is confused, or maybe he isn’t confused just in serious denial about what he is feeling. Brad is interested in women, and he’s pretty much a ladies man but why is a naked hairy MALE ass getting his juices flowing. He cannot be gay. He is a jock that guzzles beer and parties like a rock star with his frat brothers. So explain his anal curiosity, or the fact that he just stuck a hairbrush up his ass when he doesn’t even own a hairbrush. Also the sexy TA Sebastian from his class is giving him awesome feeling in his pants. Brad is starting to see that he is gay, and rearing to go.
Its not just all college fun and parties. Brad struggles with the fact that he might have used a lot of women along the way to avoid the way he was truly feeling. He was trying to fit in the box that those around him had put him in. Accepting his feeling is making the weight lighter, but Brad still has some coming out to do. How does he tell a house full of jocks, his friends, and family that he’s gay?
Seriously, this book is freaking awesome. Like “I found the masterpiece in you” awesome. I laughed, got a little teary eyed (only because I was laughing so hard). However, within all the humour and light tone, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes people can be stereotypical asses! I don’t know if that idea was meant to be subtle or maybe it wasn’t even the author’s intention, but as you read, you start to see it. No way, the guy with abs you can do laundry on, who likes to work out, and play sports be gay. It is just impossible! I think this book captures that, and shows it’s not about physicality and how tough you are, it’s about how you feel and Who. You. Are. Then you just go ahead and embrace it.
The sex will melt your eyes, the device you’re reading it on, and your pants will just up and leave you. I haven’t seen mine in days; it will come back when it’s ready. Since I read Whitetail Rock, Anne Tenino has been on my radar and she is freaking awesome. Her characters are unique, flawed, and fecking hilarious. I am reading everything she puts out, no lie. Frat Boy and Toppy is humorous, sexy as hell, and has me saying “I Love College”.
Let me begin by saying that this book was just surprises, rises, and falls. Cat and Rachel did something wonderful in this book, and left me in love w...moreLet me begin by saying that this book was just surprises, rises, and falls. Cat and Rachel did something wonderful in this book, and left me in love with Power Play and its characters. Dynamics were switched, emotions put to the test, mistakes were made, and its one of the best BDSM novels I have read. What a pants losing this one caused.
Brandon McKinney has been on his own for a long time; he knows the meaning of a hard life and depends on no one but himself. He’s a ‘slam bam thank you man’ kinda guy when it comes to sexual encounters. He doesn’t want anyone to get too close, because that would involve a little trust, and trust isn’t really a Bran thing. When he’s approached by a man who clearly looks like he should be hanging uptown instead of Chinatown, Bran think he’s gonna get his dick wet and walk away. What transpires in the alley behind bar leaves Bran shaken, and the little man who literally brought him to his knees engraved in his mind.
Jonathan is a self-made billionaire, use to the finer things in life but he’s worked very hard for his things. As a Dom he’s able to recognize the sub in a person, and he’s getting that vibe from Bran, and he wants nothing more than to have him is his bed, and to play in his dungeons. He knows getting Bran to play will be difficult, but he’s willing to work on brining out the submissive in the man because he feels the payout will be worth it. So what does one offer a man that would make him his submissive? Something he wants above all else, in a shiny package and only 6months to get it.
It’s not hard to recognize that there will be disaster ahead, with Brandon’s past of being abused by his father and the things that Jonathan wants from him. Jonathan as a Dom is unrelenting and set in his ways and Bran though submissive to certain things is finding it hard to give up complete control. The men clash and cause more harm than good, and somehow along the way it becomes a battle of power with the seasoned Dom, losing the essence of what it truly means to Dom. I am no expert when it comes to D/s elements but Mr Jonathan Watkins makes some mistakes. It became more about breaking Brandon than nurturing him to his submissive nature.
Bran is not free of my wrath, he just became too stubborn and could have caused himself harm along the way, and his pigheadedness really got under Jonathans’ skin, which caused world war three in fancy apartment of Mr Watkins. Though Bran voice is the carrier in the book, I have yet to truly learn anything about him. I know enough but not nearly enough, because Jonathan was to be his voice and his carrier but he just became his enabler to nothing (if that makes sense). The line between hurt/harm was crossed, because both men were just not in the right headspace to be playing with whips, chains, and tasers. Which leads me to a realistic conclusion, that sometimes even the most knowing of individuals makes mistakes and it takes a strong person to come back from those mistakes.
As I much as I loved this book, I am also somewhat disappointed. I perturbed by Jonathan’s behaviour and thinks that he needs to do some serious apologizing. I am disappointed in Bran because he threw his safety out the window trying to stick it to Jonathan. I am disturbed by Jonathan’s cook; she probably has a dungeon of kinky delights in her own home. I am terrified that I found myself laughing aloud at the most shocking of times ‘Miss Grant and Haimowitz have a twisted sense of humour’. Also… I am seriously in love with Jonathan, though as Bran would say “he fucking terrifies me”.
Overall, Power Play: Resistance is splendid and fascinating. It’s gripping and pushes your boundaries, while remaining sensual and erotic. I do love Bran and John together, and they have like a Mount Everest worth of growing to do. At this point all I’m thinking is “Who am I gonna have to sleep with to speed up time?” I want it to be June already.