I enjoyed this book so much that I find myself going every few days to bask in pure love of the main men.
Dane is a boxer, sc...moreAN UNLIKELY PARTNERSHIP!!!
I enjoyed this book so much that I find myself going every few days to bask in pure love of the main men.
Dane is a boxer, scarred and considered not very smart because of the way he looks and talks. His appearance says strong and tough but never was there a man more gentle and fragile. He is a just a poor man searching for someone to love and to have someone love him in return. working as a janitor at a local university he meets the man he is destined to love but Noel is way out of his league. A rich and smart man he could never grow to love a boxer as scarred and unintelligent as he is.
Noel has no idea whether he is gay or straight, having no sexual experience since an accident left him disabled with a busted leg. Any form of sexual excitement leaves his leg hurting and his ego small. He cant help but being drawn to the beautiful Dane his innocence and his pure heart,but how can one so beautiful be attracted to a cripple.
This story is just so sweet and I love the role reversal, makes for an interesting love scene. Theres something sexy when a strong and masculine character becomes submissive to his less masculine partner. This story is about innocence and prejudices that people tend to have for someone who doesn't quite fit the mold. Dane and Noel will have a lot to overcome but the way they love each other is just so sweet. This will show you that not always do you need to be book smart or rich, to come out on top.
I have been dying to read the finder series, for like forever. Crucial situation, I was missing Vol.1, but then I got it and I could not wait a minute...more I have been dying to read the finder series, for like forever. Crucial situation, I was missing Vol.1, but then I got it and I could not wait a minute longer. So the anticipation was high, because through the yaoi grapevine, this series is one of the best, and I was excited in my pants. Am I slightly disappointed? Perhaps! Could my feelings change? Oh, you bet your sweet ass they will, after all its only volume 1.
Aki is a freelance photographer, trying to make a name for himself behind his viewfinder. He’s naïve and has no understanding that when you want to play with the big boys, you have to be prepared for their big boy toys (ahem, it’s as pervy as it sounds). Aki gets a story on something he has no business taking pics of, and his little ‘I wanna make a name for myself’ lands him in the web of Asami. Sexy crime boss extraordinaire, and too freaking sexy for a damn drawing.
What is it you do when boys are naughty? You punish them of course, and for all that is sweet and holy Asami punishes Aki. Here it comes the plot line that makes it so very yaoi. Aki gets tied up, and Asami uses him like a cum rag. All dirty and ‘wait a moment isn’t this wrong’ because I don’t think he consented to this sex. It depends on how you view it, and I gotta say I have no problems with it but I kind of think that Aki should be really pissed. However, he’s a simple boy, with simple problems.
Then comes the man I have knighted as my manga boyfriend Fei Long. Good grief I love that long hair, and those fine features and I did mention he also went for a ride on the turn style that is Aki. That boy gets his ass into some serious situations, and I do mean his ass.
It has the typical Seme/Uke thing going on. Where Asami never takes his clothes off during sex and the cigarette is always hanging from the side of his mouth. Hey, Asami are you gonna smoke them or are they just decorations. You could save a lot of money if you just smoked the freaking things. Aki, I like! He will forever be in denial that Asami turns him on and the question ‘but I’m a man?’ loses all value. We know you’re a man Aki, and so does Asami.
There are three bonus stories, which offer up some really hot sex scenes but add nothing to the manga. Its just really great smut and folks I am not complaining. With art this beautiful, I will just cry on the inside and salivate over its awesomeness.
I am super excited to read the rest of the volumes, because I just know some serious stuff is gonna go down. I am also deeply interested to see who else will have sex with Aki. Asami will your clothes remain on; will you ever smoke all of one cigarette? I am going to find out folks.
So anthologies tends to make me a little sad because I always want them to go on a bit longer.They always feel a little bit too rushed and...moreTIE ME UP!!!
So anthologies tends to make me a little sad because I always want them to go on a bit longer.They always feel a little bit too rushed and the characters are sometimes bland. With this one so not the case, I was happy and all the stories left me in a very good place.
Key To Me by Jet Mykles: Noah is your average guy he is young and goodlooking, all he needs is the perfect man to complete him. He is tired of the club scene and numerous lovers all that is becoming tiresome. Noah might get what he wants when he lands himself a secret admirer. Throw in some interesting gifts with a bondage theme and you have yourself one erotic read. Noah is about to be bound and owned completely. The way Noah gets pulled into the world of that of his secret lover is a slow seduction and an erotic taking.
I love miss Mykles her work always makes me wish I was a dude myself. So sexy and fun and her characters are always interesting and engaging. The Key to me is sweet little read. A little obvious with who was the secret admirer at least it was to me.
Gift Of Eros by Kimberly Gardner: Valetin is a classic magor in college. During class he spots a sexy green eyed hunk instantly wanting him. Giving each other the eye during class Val comes to the conclusion that this gren eyed beauty has to be a bottom. Even though Val himself would rather take than dish it out he decides to make an exception for this very beautiful man. A meeting alone answers one question the green eye beauty is no way near a bottom. He is one very gifted top and Val gets taken out for a very rough and hard ride. His green eye lover known as Dylan is one dominant top and Val finds that he likes that very much.
So Dylan pulls a lot of disappearing acts and then pops up back at will. Val finds that he wants to get to know this man better but he tends to be too mysterious and evasive. So he starts his own little detective work and what he finds out might be more than he can handle. seems Val knows this Dylan very well and he will need to make hard decisions to keep him in his life forever. A nice spin on Greek mythology by Kimberly Gardner, she does a wonderful job since this was her debut work.
One Good Favor by J.L langley and Dick D: Evan needs a new horse, his previous horse died and it was like losing a friend so replacing him is a little sad. Evan is a rodeo cowboy and a gay one at that so basically he gets no love from the other guys on the circuit. He gets his new horse which he names Gus,but Gus is unlike any other horse hes more like a dog and he is extremely smart. Instantly man and horse form a bond. Evan has his eye on a cowboy he's been seeing around but he cant tell whether he's gay or not well he gets his answer in a back room at some gay bar. What a good answer it was, but everytime his cowboy would disappear. His cowboy and horse share the same blue eyes, and Evan is about to find out that the eyes are not the only thing that his horse and dream lover cowboy share.
I liked this story because I am getting a thing for gay cowboys. I wanna see them lift some hay,ride a bull and do all those other things cowboys do. Once again if I only i could be a guy for a day.
Laura Baumbach makes an appearance but its more an interlude featuring characters from a Bit Rough. James and Bram.
What all these short stories have in common is dominant male characters. The ultimate alpha males with the need to bound their lovers. Overall quite a fun read with sexy bound and bed play.
Slave Boy offers up typical Evangeline Anderson, the writng is just so her and the plot is basically one we have exp...more ^^TYPICAL ANDERSON AT WORK!^^ 3.5
Slave Boy offers up typical Evangeline Anderson, the writng is just so her and the plot is basically one we have experienced before. I enjoyed the sci-fi world created, and she does offer up some really vile and strange creatures in this one, but with that said this book lacked originality when it came to characters. Its like I have seen them before, just with different names and I liked them a lot more.
Haven is a Master of The order of light, they are healers and they go around making wrongs right, so we could call them the galaxies peace keepers. While on a mission Haven runs into a small slave boy owned and sold to men for the use of his mouth and soon because he is of age other things. This small boy captures Haven's heart and he also carries the light within him, because this boy has the power to heal. Haven knows he has to free the boy and take him back to the order. With a little buy and sell Havan gets the boy who he calls Wren.
It is now Haven's job to be mentor to Wren, after ten years of being together there bond is stronger than ever. Well it seems both men want a little more to their relastionship, but anything sexual is forbidden in Light culture between a master and his trainee. That was until they were called to help with keeping a planet from being blown up.
To stay on the Tiberion war ship, calls for a sex slave. All the things Haven knows he should not feel start bubbling up, and to save a planet they will go where there is no turning back. Basically, they want to have sex but know they shouldn't but it will be the very thing that saves the lives of many.
It is just too much, when characters are forced to have sex. They never just come together on their own, they had to play a little game of Pain or Pleasure. That is why I said typical Anderson style. I just cannot understand why people don't just have sex for sex sakes, in this Wren and Haven's first time together their was an audience, and some form of pain was involved. If this is a trend of the authors, its gonna get old real fast!!
With that said, I liked it there was D/s element to it, and that is right up my ally. Plus the Tiberions were really nasty and made my skin crawl, and I liked it.(less)
Side-Lined (campus cravings book 2) was… it just was. I have these odd moments when I find things extremely hilarious that I don’t think was intended to be, and this book was one of them. I was just cracking up, and even through all its absurdity, I freaking loved it. The story moved quite well, and was entertaining, but what can I say I am bias cus nothing better than student and professor hooking up. That alone is worth 4 stars.
So Max had lover who died in a car crash in the car he was driving. Nick was his first love and losing him was a huge blow and moving on is very hard. Max has just been walking like zombie for the past two years, but that seems to change when he thinks of his professor; Alec Demakis. His body awakens and for the first time in years, he actually wants someone.
Well the story takes a turn, with the beginning of Alec and Max’s relationship. It’s all about the Dom/Sub but it’s quite tame. Their feelings develop quite quickly but it sort of works since both have been aware of each other for a long time. My only piss off moment was finding about that Nick that Max loved so much; his best friend of childhood who developed into his lover was a real DOUCHEBAG!
I don’t like to speak ill of the dead (I do anyways) but I wish that he didn’t die but remained alive so he could get the ass kicking he so rightly deserved. Fucking screwing around on Max and then moping. You should have just been honest and told him you wanted to be dominated and two subs together just does not make for a mind blasting relationship. Also Alec, you douche you should have also said something if you cared for him for so long. Left him a note, sent him an email all that shit would have worked.
Overall a short and fun story, about Max and his *Babas*, to know what that means you have to check the story out. The right amount of smut with a little story, perfect for an afternoon read. (less)
This one was an emotional rollercoaster for me, in the beginning I didn’t like it much but by the end I was cheering, crying and laughing. I had my hang ups that this was going to be a road trip about kinky sex, it became so much more than that. A deeply rooted love story as tall and strong as any tree seen on this journey through the winding roads of the USA. I was in a perpetual state of reading once I got into it, and I am saddened that it had to end.
Sam Keller is how can I describe him, just Sam. He lost his mom and lives with his aunt and uncle and home is not a place he enjoys. He’s twenty one with no way to make it on his own he just wishes for the day he can be free. The feelings Sam carry inside of him cannot be looked at lightly. Emotionally he is unhappy, sexually he likes to punished or should I say controlled or meant to be felt worthless. He has been expressing these desires the wrong way; giving blowjobs to assholes in the college bathroom, and getting used on pizza boxes. Until he meets Mitch and he gets educated in all things sexual, but what Sam will learn even more is about himself. Who knew that shaking his ass to his music while he thinks no one was looking would land him the love of his life.
Mitch has seen it all and pretty much done it all. Until instant attraction to a dancing beauty, which leads to mind blowing sex in his truck. He knows that this would be one time thing, knowing what his job entails but faith had other things in store and that quick fling becomes something more. Now Mitch and Sam head out on the road, Mitch not knowing whether Sam is completely certain of the path he is about to take, but one thing he knows no job on the roads will ever compare to this one. A winding road of sexual discovery begins, between truck stops, sight seeing and emotional blow ups. Mitch and Sam fall into rhythm as smooth and sometimes rocky as the road.
With all that comes Mitch’s shady past, a past he is afraid of letting Sam know about. That past is also his future and all that worrying should have been thought about before he let Sam in is truck. The sex between them becomes kinky and sometimes they weren’t alone. Never though did you lose the connection between them, it was like two halves of a whole. My take was that even though Mitch had done that and been there, while he was teaching Sam he was also teaching himself. Their final stop takes them to Las Vegas the home of Mitch’s skeletons but this is where I fell in love with them. You also get to meet Randy one of the skeletons, the ultimate asshole that you can’t help but love.
I hated Sam in the beginning he was like the ultimate whiner. With all “I am stupid” blah blah, he does grow up and in the end I loved him. I was happy when he embraced who he was and threw out all the self hatred bullshit. Mitch I thought he was sketchy, but then I just realized he was lonely and living in denial heaven. You can have the things you want, just have to go about it the right way. The introduction to Randy left me peeved, if I had a dick I wanted to aim it at his face and pee in it ( but he would probably like it), but then I changed my mind. Without him in that last part we would have never gotten what we did of Mitch and Sam, and I appreciated him for that. The sex was hot and plentiful became more emotional and less taboo for me at the end there. So I loved it. A great read that will forever be a tattoo on my heart. Its like one of those coming of age stories, and a brilliant love story. Makes you think why this stuff isn’t mainstream when its so bloody good. This was one amazing journey.
I can’t wait to read my adorable bastard Randy’s book. Now I know why Mitch calls him *Skeet*. (less)
So this little short should have been a little longer. The story of a Dom and his sub needs quality time to reach a relationship of trust and...more ^^HMM!^^
So this little short should have been a little longer. The story of a Dom and his sub needs quality time to reach a relationship of trust and understanding, in the case of Gaydar it moves very quick. Everything happens in one night, and its a lot more than sex.
Matt's gaydar is off(inner sixth sense to find other gay men), he usually hits on straight guys; gay guys who think their straight, married guys who don't mind a blow job from a man, or complete Aholes who are gay. He can never seem to make good choices when it comes to dating guys. A night in a bar, when he is about to get a quick hook up leads to something that changes his life. The guy kissing him is not the man he was supposed to meet in the washroom. This guy is the totally hot bartender, and Matt had no idea he was gay. Go Figure! Now the bartender wants him to call him Master, and things start to get confusing for good ole clueless Matt.
Well Master aka Flynn decides he wants to save Matt from making stupid decisions and also he seems to genuinely care for Matt. You might say him choosing to be Matt's master seems a little too quick but then again he has been watching him come into the bar for a few months and have overheard conversations between him and his friends, and we all know that bartenders are like psychiatrists when people are drunk. So I guess his feelings for Matt can't be considered sudden. I think Flynn job is to teach Matt how to love himself cus this dude has some serious insecurities. Overall everything moves fast but this is no love at first sight, the author leaves you with, that a relationship between them is gonna take time, and Flynn has to teach Matt about a D/s relationship, believe me when I say this Matt is beliavably clueless but he is likable. I liked it, but disliked the fact that it was so short for such an intense concept.
^^MY CAPTAIN'S GOT A RING, AND ITS NOT ON HIS FINGER!^^
For all that is sweet and holy, this book is sweet and holy. I guess not the best book to be d...more ^^MY CAPTAIN'S GOT A RING, AND ITS NOT ON HIS FINGER!^^
For all that is sweet and holy, this book is sweet and holy. I guess not the best book to be described as holy but feck it. While I was reading, I kept saying “awwwww” in that angelic sort of way. I think the idea of this book was brilliant, mixing the old with the new, creates gold. I am a fan of J.L and though this book is very different from the With or Without series, the writing is still excellent and downright sinful.
This book is mix of Regency and Science fiction, crazy combo right. However, it bloody works. I am talking chaperones, high tech computers, and spacecrafts. There are home planets, cravats, breeches, and talking smart computers.
The first book in the series begins with Navy Captain Nate; he is the man on his spacecraft. He rules with an iron fist but he is fair. When some weapons get stolen Nate is sent to investigate, on a planet that lives their life in the regency era. The planet is quite different from what Nate is used to, this planet is run by men, and men marry men and all that fun stuff. Too avoid too much detail; let’s just say babies are made to like men and all that. So the planet as I can say is pretty freaking awesome.
So Nate is stay with the royal family, and he was not expecting the things he gets. Nate is forced to pretend be an earl, a life he left more than twenty years previous. So he has to pull out all the stops to avoid drawing attention to himself. Lets say Nate’s mind is involved else where, in the name of Prince Aidan.
The attraction is sizzling and Nate wants to get dirty with Aidan, only problem these boys don’t fool around. You think chaperones and waiting until marriage was only for women. Oh No, the men are bringing it back. So as I always say “No ding ding, without the wedding ring”. I don't always say that, but it just seems to work.
The sex is hot, the characters are superb, and the story is great. I am never disappointed with Miss Langley. I do have a small beef. She drives me crazy. So she introduces you to characters who are gonna be awesome together, and you are excited only to be crushed because there is no book for them. The suspense is killing me, Oh Rexley and Trouble I want to know more.
So we have regency and sci-fi epicness. Also an update, I have experienced cock ring (piercing) number 2, the gods are surely smiling down on me. I am one lucky girl I tell ya, I must have been really good in 2010 or really bad. (less)
Double Blind, is double the pleasure, double the fun and double the cum. It is funny, heartbreaking and a wonderful story in...more ^^ DOUBLE THE HOTTNESS!^^
Double Blind, is double the pleasure, double the fun and double the cum. It is funny, heartbreaking and a wonderful story into the lives of characters we have come to love. This book is in a category all on its own, the idea of using poker to explain life and it makes so much sense. This series is a wonderful tale of human emotions, the fear that comes with love and the healing that can only be found through friendships. This is the second book to Special Delivery and that book deserves its own feckin pedestal. We met Sam and Mitch and they play an important role in this book, but the book is all about Randy. I love him, which came as a surprise because he sort of pissed me off in the first book, but man oh man is this dude awesome or what.
The setting is Las Vegas and Randy plays poker professionally and he is very good. He has this uncanny ability to read people the same way he reads a poker game, but his skills are about to be shaken up with Ethan. When he makes a bet on Ethan, with no idea he would come to love him and save his life in the process. The relationship seems doomed from the start, but that’s what makes it so authentic. There is no love at first sight and candy and gum ball raindrops, the emotion cuts deep down to bone and there are tears.
Ethan gets himself caught up in some serious business with some of the more seedy business men of Las Vegas, here is this shy unassuming man and its was like coming to his own, when he takes over a casino. With millions of dollars at his disposal, it seems Ethan has bitten off more than he can chew, but no worries Randy is there as a constant guide, and it is there that a true love begins to blossom. They sound ordinary enough, but the life they live is so much more. Randy, Ethan, Mitch and Sam’s life is far from vanilla, you could call it napoleon because these boys are into some serious forms of pleasure, and when they play they play hard.
Sex or should I say sexuality is big part of this series, but this is no fuckin for fuckin sakes. It is so much more, a way to tap into their emotions and express themselves through many different layers of sex. When all four men play, believe me when I say it is a good time, never has there been anything hotter or more beautiful. Even through dirty sex, the love they have for each other is very clear and everything just feels right.
Randy is a complex character, and Ethan is the right man for him, they both have past they would rather not share, but they find themselves opening up to each other and sharing a part of themselves that no one knows. This book is just one good scene after another. Its filled with humour, angst and nail biting moments. Heidi has done another smash hit with this book and it took me over two months to find the right words to express in this review, and I still haven’t done it any justice.
You got to read this series, its just GAWD fucking brilliant. Plus its never a bad thing to see Mitch and Sam again, and they made this book just right. With shady characters and a gay party that will have you cheering, READ IT!!!! (less)
Slow Bloom was a real treat; it blew away all my expectations and more. I was expecting summer fling between younger man...more ^^I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS!^^
Slow Bloom was a real treat; it blew away all my expectations and more. I was expecting summer fling between younger man and older man. Lots of sex and a quick HEA, I got so much more than that. I was surprised, and moved all in one. So I think Slow Bloom is an…
Expression of Sexuality! What I mean, is that the characters and the story offer up so many ways to look at love, sex, and relationships. Also the discovery of a young boy finding out what his sexuality is, and not just leaving it at ‘I am gay’. Personally, I have never read an M/M erotica like this and I hope to read much more like this book in the future.
Ricky is a young boy of eighteen who has had a crush on his next-door neighbour since he was fifteen. The problem is Jack is thirty years older than he is, and secondly he has no idea Ricky even exists. Everyone in the neighbourhood knows that Jack Corson is gay, but he is famous and talented so he is pretty much accepted. He doesn’t flaunt his lifestyle so no one really cares. Well Ricky cares, and after landing a job working as Jack’s gardener, he decides to make a move. A little interlude in the kitchen was supposed to be a one-time thing, a little seduction on Ricky’s part to experience what it’s like just once to be with Jack. Then Ricky is assaulted, and he calls the one person he knows he can trust and that is Jack, and it leads to one *hawt* summer.
This summer is about not only sex, but also a discovery of a young boy coming into his manhood. All the things he thought he knew about sex, about gay sex is broadened with Jack. They go on a journey, a man of forty eight who has seen it all and done about everything, is made to see things in a whole new light because of his young lover. Ricky learns about himself, and finds a confidence in Jack’s arms, that it was in every sense ok for him to just be Ricky.
The book is not without a few obstacles, Jack is afraid that he might inadvertently changing Ricky to please him, its never his intention to corrupt him but to make him reach decisions on his own. This plays out sexually, and it becomes clear that this relationship is a lot more than sex. Jack makes Ricky happy; he is one hundred percent himself with the older man. Moreover, Ricky is teaching Jack to just love.
The sex is freaking awesome in my opinion, it happens quite often but each time I am a little more shocked. It pushes boundaries, and it was boundaries I appreciated, and a little self-discovery. I like men who sometimes wear women clothing *gasp*. I thought it was the freaking greatest part of the book, and I thought ‘WHY NOT’! I like to wear boxers, baggy sweatpants, and baseball caps, and put a little swagger in my walk. So why can’t a man enjoy wearing a dress now and again and feeling sexy. It’s not a huge part of the book, but I thought it wonderful.
I really loved the book, and some readers might have a problem with the age gap. So let me say, its not about an old man taking advantage of a young boy, it might have been about a young boy wanting to land his crush, but it evolves to something greater. It is a love story, and it’s beautiful and I freaking loved it. The characters were awesome, I loved Jack, he is just this grumpy old man, but a compassionate and caring one. This book is no boy searching for a daddy cus Ricky already has one. I liked Ricky, I loved how he was unsure but he became confident and someone to respect.
This book is what I have always thought of sex and sexuality, “to each is own”. I do not think any thing about any form of sex is wrong as long as there is consent, and the person is happy. Lets be real, what might float your boat might sink my ship, it’s not wrong; just not for me.
What can I say that hasn’t been said before, this book will push your boundaries, leave you going “hmm” and the next seco...more ^^ THIS PUPPY IS NO BITCH!^^
What can I say that hasn’t been said before, this book will push your boundaries, leave you going “hmm” and the next second have you pissed as hell. I can say this is work of good writing, interesting characters and a storyline unlike any, I have had the privilege to read. I thought I would dislike this book and let me tell you how surprised I was that I actually loved it. The idea behind it I found original and that could be because of my interpretation. It was hilarious, sweet and down right exhausting at times; but you are never bored. A little over 500pages, I devoured it in one day.
Petey is small, Petey is weak and then Petey is bullied, Petey is rescued by someone he idolizes and possibly worships. The idol comes in the form of Matt Porter, he is the epitome of all that is man. He is beautiful, smart, athletic and rich. He is idolized by anyone he comes in contact with, he is awesomeness. With them both; you have the superior and the subordinate and it begins a relationship of a Dom and his submissive.
The plot is pretty much about two nineteen years old boys coming into their roles. They both recognized the roles that they will play in each other lives, and they both figure out how to progress from there. Petey knows he is supposed to be bowing at Matt’s feet, and Matt recognizes that its where Petey belongs. The road ahead isn’t easy and you recognize the immaturity in both of them. I came the conclusion that the immaturity was written on purpose because it leaves them room to grow, they are so very imperfect and its that’s imperfection that makes them genuine.
The narration is told through Petey’s POV and he is believable as a submissive character, he tends to be a bit on the annoying side at times, but his personality never wavers. His inner most thoughts are a true reflection of himself; he struggles with insecurities and he constantly questions the love of Matt. He never questions that he is supposed to be owned and I liked that. He knows he is property, accepts it and moves on from there. I felt there was a whole lot he need to be open about, but the author just never ventured down that road. Petey is believable as a character and also as a submissive.
Matt on the other hand is an asshole plain and simple, but you cant help but love him. Him as a Dom is like a big ego trip, he walks the walk of a man who rules and everyone around him takes notice. He rules with a firm hand but its also gentle, he knows exactly who he is and I just love it. He has swagger, he’s got style and he can be down right vicious. Matt owns his role and he is believable. There is the occasional mistake but his age makes up for that. Together they just work, I found myself finding the scenes with them together sexy sweet. A mixture of erotic, romantic and sometimes dirty. They were like two halves of a whole both able to give what the other needs and in then end creating a perfect balance in the relationship. Some of the scenes were a little out there, but I never got the feeling that it was for the purpose of shock value.
Overall a pretty out there read, some might say its sexual slavery or borderline abuse; but if you think that’s slavery obviously you have never taken a history class. For the purpose of abuse, doesn’t even fall in the same category. Petey wants to be owned, he needs to be owned and in the end every humiliation and order could have been stopped if that was what he wanted. I must warn you there is the exchange of the occasional bodily fluids (and I don‘t mean sperm), which I found disgusting the “only” set back for me. There was some spanking that I found hilarious, could be I am having a very perverse month, because this book was freaking funny.
So if you want a D/s story without all the whips, chains and leather then you might enjoy this one. If you dislike human ownership and someone telling another what to do and then calling it love, then you might wanna stay clear of this one. Then again I thought I would hate it, but I ended up loving it so sometimes one judgement can be off. The other characters in the book are pretty great in the background, but they fail to take the spotlight off of Matt and Petey. I am excited to see what Petey and Matt get up to in Puppy Love 2 because these two are purely entertainment.
Bareback is just one of those books that leaves you thinking about it, days after you finished reading it. I was intri...more ^^ON WITH THE BAREBACKING!^^ 4.5
Bareback is just one of those books that leaves you thinking about it, days after you finished reading it. I was intrigued by the title alone, cus when you think bareback, you think BAREBACK!!
This is all cowboys baby, known for their manly horse riding skills, and their bull/cow rounding up smash down. It’s a little worrisome to be a gay man in this testosterone field of work. That’s exactly what both our main characters have to deal with. Jake Taggart keeps his sexuality to himself, cus its nobody’s business who he wants to f*ck. Foreman on a ranch he is liked and respected. There is only one person who seems to be blowing all his hard work at remaining invisible to hell and high-water, Tornado a.k.a Tor. The man gets under his, and Jake feels like he could crawl into his, all that aside he really can’t stand the other man.
Tor wants Jake something fierce and it’s hard to tell if the other man wants him. When a storm passes through the town, both men get the break they need to come together, and its hot, wet, and angry (yum). A tentative relationship begins, and soon it becomes a full-blown hot man/man ranch sex, open fields and intense feelings. I would have liked to walk in on the *accidently* a time or two,heheheh.
I thought it would be one of those smooth sailing books, but its filled with emotion, and a shocker of a lifetime. I never saw it coming people, and quite frankly I was super pissed. Jake and Tor are so flawed, yet the feelings and the relationship they had with each other was just so beautiful. I was so invested with them as characters that I also felt the blow down in my bones. I just was *SHOCKED* out of my mind. It was something that bothered me to the end, and days after. I also disliked that Jake felt it was somehow his fault for Tor being a bastard. There is not one person deserving of something like that, and he had the balls to lye beside Jake everynight. No one derserves that.
If you wanna know what I am talking about, you should definitely give this book a try. It’s so very hot and raw, and all my feelings for guys in jeans and horseback came gushing out. I loved Jake, he is so gloomy, his past should have shaped him to be a horrible person, yet he is sweet and cares deeply for those around him. Tor, I liked a lot but after what he did, his status is below the 50% mark.
So in the wise words of my book character soul mate Darien Hughes “On with the barebacking”. I really liked this book!
SIDE HOTNESS- A hot scene of four guys, "FOUR MEN" naked with each other. YUMMY!!!
It is with a sad heart that I write this review but I am also very happy at the same time. My favourite couple’s sto...more ^^MATT AND HIS PUP STILL GOT IT^^
It is with a sad heart that I write this review but I am also very happy at the same time. My favourite couple’s story has come to an end, and what an ending it was. As I have mentioned before I was a little skeptical about reading the series, and I blame that on my preconceived notions of what a D/s relationship was really like. I have always had an aversion to someone telling another what to do and running his/her life. That was my single story of a D/s relationship. No one is more surprised than I am by how much in love I am with Petey, Matt, Alex and Drew. I now know that, any part of sexuality is never wrong as long as both partners are willing. Let me tell you this series will make you laugh, cry and have supreme bouts of anger at least that was my experience.
The third book in this wonderful series, and man was this one a joy ride. I am talking shocking moments, moments of laughter and oh so much love. We know that Petey and Matt met under bad circumstances, when Petey was getting beats by some punks, and Matt came to his rescue. After that meeting, a special relationship was developed and both provided what the other needed. The first two books we got to see how this relationship was progressing, and even though there were so many ups and downs both Petey and Matt remained true to their characters. Petey and his unwavering loyalty to Matt, and Matt and his very assholish ways. We had to watch Petey suffer and experience pain for his master to learn a lesson in humility. Even through all this, one thing remains clear; this is story about love, pure genuine,I would give up the world for you love.
After the ending of Puppy Love 2, we know that Matt and Petey had a situation that they needed to get through, the third book provides a clear look into this wonderful couple overcoming the odds and remaining a rock in each other’s lives. I can say that there is a happy ending, but there is also some jaw dropping moments and a big WHAT THE F*CK, at this very moment I still cannot understand why. I guess it is the talent of the author remaining true to his characters, or he really is one optimistic person. If I were in their position, I would not be so forgiving. We get to meet the parents and that was not as horrible as I expected, we get to see Matt struggle with his position as a Dom, not necessarily a struggle but his more stern ways are put to the test.
The friendships are just pure wonderful, for all the things that Alex, Matt Petey and Drew have been through you would think that they would hate each other. No way is that an issue, all four remain loyal to each other and I strongly believe without the presence of Alex and Drew there would be no Matt and his pup. They are like the pieces to their puzzles they make them fit. I love Drew and he is just a brave and truly unique friend. Its time for my favourite part, the wonderful sex. Even though it is not in abundance, there are some breakthrough moments, like Matt giving oral, talk about knocking my socks off. I died all kinds of death when I read that and if I were a dude I would have been all kinds of hard. There is also a bit of pain in this book, and it includes a new friend of the paddle. I am talking red butt cheeks and crying, mmmmm delicious. Never thought I would be one to enjoy the pleasures of pain, then again never thought I would enjoy reading about a D/s relationship. This book was just all kinds of good y’all.
Told in first person, we get to experience all the pains and joy of our Petey pup. The book moves quite well as to be expected of Jeff, I will be a fan of the author for a while to come. I am just a huge fan of love conquers all and beautiful boys, and Puppy Love got beauty. I am very happy with how the series has ended and I am sure you will be also. I was a little scared at one point when I thought Matt was going soft, but he hits us with his I am so awesome and I realize no need to worry asshole for life and I love him(Alot). As you can probably tell it was worth five stars and more, might not be your cup of tea but it says this, when it comes to sexuality nothing is ever wrong when you are happy. I love my boys!
^^THIS BOOK CAN BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF ME ANYTIME!^^
What can I say that I haven’t said already, I freaking love Dane and Noel. These two definitely hav...more ^^THIS BOOK CAN BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF ME ANYTIME!^^
What can I say that I haven’t said already, I freaking love Dane and Noel. These two definitely have a part of my heart, I just love them together and will never tire of reading about them. I have gone back to simply read over The Janitor numerous of times, and no one is as surprised as me by how much I love them. I bought the Janitor by mistake and I am so happy I did, it was one of the best mistakes of my life.
Noel and Dane are back and I don’t know if I should say better than ever, cus there are a few problems that arise. I can say that they still love each other wholeheartedly, and they are still burning hot. The dynamic of their relationship is so sexy. We have the brawny and strong Dane, the slight and sophisticated Noel, and who is in charge makes things just so sexy.
I think this series is all about healing, these are two far from perfect characters who come alive for each other. They say opposites attract, and for this series it is true. Noel is the intellect and the over thinker, Dane is the voice of reason, he is a pure soul and the world is just too mean for him. Some might describe Dane as being stupid or maybe retarded. I say far from it, he is smart in his own rights, he doesn’t need big words and first rate education. He gets his point across by being honest and keeping it simple. He is no pretender, Dane my man is contender.
An old enemy is back and it creates tension for the couple, a distance I never saw coming. It was beautiful to watch them find their way back to each other. After all the BS they been through, they both deserved an awesome HEA.
My opinion is a little bias cus I think these guys are great and I have no bad words for them. So what is the writing is simple, teachers always said to me KISS (keep it simple stupid), sounds bad but you get my drift. There is nothing to wrap your head around just a very beautiful story about finding love is the most unlikely place, and the most unlikely person.
I am gonna end this with a few lines from the sexiest scene in this book. (my opinion).
“You want it straight up?” Dane’s voice was dark, gravelly, sexy. In contrast, Noel’s voice was a thread as he admitted, “I want to be fucked. Fuck me. Take me like a stranger.”
I died a little at that part but made it back to read the rest. I effin love these guys and will continue to randomly pick up their story and read it over.
This book was such a joy to read, from the first few pages I was laughing and fell instantly in love with our...more ^^GETTING TRAPPED IS NEVER THIS GOOD!^^
This book was such a joy to read, from the first few pages I was laughing and fell instantly in love with our lead characters. However, the book is far from perfect but it offers a fantastic and fun filled read. Some readers might have a few problems with the content, but I stepped away from that and focused my attention on the author’s wonderful writing style, and the wonderful story of two stubborn men falling in love.
I am just in awe of how the author came up with the plot; it was highly entertaining and original. David is a man who has given up everything, his chance with a billion dollar company, and ever being happy in a relationship with the opposite sex. There is more beneath his façade of normalcy because he hides a secret yearning. A yearning so strong he is willing to hide who he is, and run away from true happiness. He is hurting, afraid, and in denial of who he truly is and what he truly wants. When an opportunity arrives for a little vacation David takes a chance and goes off to an exotic location, maybe finally he will be able to sleep, and escape the nightmares that plague him. It seems the private getaway is more than it appears, and has the very person David has been running from.
All Ethan wants is his best-friend back and to explore the feelings he has for him. Well David has been making it hard; so he devises a plan to bring him to an island and keep him there. ( Yeh I know its kind of like kidnapping) It is for all the right reasons, and his victim is making things very difficult, always the thinker he rather expected that kind of behaviour from David. So mastermind Ethan comes up with a few ground rules, some a bit extreme and others a very sexy. To win his target will not be easy but with no place to run, there is all the time in the world.
As I mentioned before the humour really got to me, about a few pages in I was in stitches. Our third person narrator David is hilarious, sarcastic, a bit of a dumb-ass, and 100% fun. I really enjoyed the emotional places the author went with the book and the boundaries that were pushed, also the balance of earth shattering emotions, and sexy and intimate sex. This book was all kinds of hot, and reminiscent of a D/s relationship that just pushed it to a completely new level, though it contains nothing scary or odd to divert readers.
I enjoyed the easy relationship that Ethan and David shared, though there are intense moments within the book. We experience the friendship that is Ethan and David through the cloud of emotions and that is why I find this book so compelling. I really enjoyed it and I hope other readers will also, a true romance with hot scenes that had my tummy doing flips and that my friends is no easy accomplishment. I look forward to more books by this author because this book was a pleasure to read.
All I am gonna say is Older man Younger dude, if that don’t catch your fancy, I will say D/s relationship younger guy the top. Hea...more ^^PERFECTLY SEXY!^^
All I am gonna say is Older man Younger dude, if that don’t catch your fancy, I will say D/s relationship younger guy the top. Head blown off yet! This one won’t win any awards for literary genius, but it offers a great love story and a beat all odds kind of thing.
Kit Pennington is a baseball player, a rich kid, college student and a Dom. Plus he is openly gay to the delight of his team-mates who revel in making his life a living hell. He hates school, but he loves baseball so no hateful set of punks is gonna keep him from his game, bonus he is the best on the team. He dislikes the whole school thing but he has to go to keep his game on, when he gets a new professor school life just got a whole lot better.
Kit comes on strong to the professor, all I am saying if I ever said this to any of my professors “ I’ll bet you the fuck of your life” I would be writing this review from prison for sexual assault. Well lines like those makes this book sizzle, nothing says hot like forbidden fruit. Teacher/ student relationship is a no no but what they don’t know won’t hurt them.
Life seems all bliss and shit, but someone finds out and it’s the one person Kit has to listen to and it creates tension and some questioning moments between him and his professor. I will say this book brought a tear or two, the D/s aspect of the story is very panty throwing worthy and Kit is very HAWT.
What is very clear is that this story is the rebuilding of two very different people who found their happiness in each other. Blah to hell with that, older man/ younger dude, teacher/student I think I have listed what is really important. (less)
THE COVER: I just love it, it’s all mysterious and sexy, and the back shot of the guy in front is just very sexy. The guy at...more ^^MY NEW FAVE COLOURS!^^
THE COVER: I just love it, it’s all mysterious and sexy, and the back shot of the guy in front is just very sexy. The guy at the back with the tats, he is also looking very yummy. The moon and mist makes it all very mysterious, and adds a bit of danger. It goes quite well with the story; the moon and the dark are after all apart of the lead characters.
Hands down, this has to be the best PNR I have read including a werewolf and vampire. This is the first one I have read including a vamp/werewolf who fall in love. I was utterly captivated by the first few pages. The author manages to tap into these men emotions so perfectly, and their suffering became my suffering. Even though the tone of the story was somewhat sad, at most times I had a big goofy smile plastered to my face.
Lukas who goes by Blacque is werewolf, a car mechanic, and he is also gay. He knows this because he has never been attracted to a woman and his vampire neighbour turns him on. Blacque has never been with a man either, so he is a virgin in everyway. His appearance scares most people he comes in contact with; he has the tattoos, piercing, and the face to make people think twice about messing with him. Yet, he fears embracing his sexuality because it could lead to his downfall. When a night out; leads to him hooking up with the vampire of his dreams. It seems like his whole world has found balance, he doesn’t need to wonder anymore, a man in his life is the one thing that will make things complete, a woman sure wont do.
Oliver Bleu is a vampire and he is slowly dying. He cannot sleep through the day and he is slowly losing the will to live. His sexy werewolf neighbour is giving him something to think about though, but Bleu knows a relationship with the shifter will eventually lead to him breaking his heart. A night together with Blacque is hot and the wolf makes him want things he never thought possible, but a life together is farfetched because in wolf culture homosexuality is frowned upon.
Things become interesting after their night together, it seems Blacque’s father wants grandchildren, and for him to become Alpha of the pack. All the things Lukas doesn’t want. The one person he needs he can’t have, and his life seems out of place. These characters become two sad individuals, too very sexy sad individuals. I laughed when they did, I cried when they did, and I was a little hot under the collar when they would hook up.
This book has a beautiful story, and what happens when two people from different worlds collide. There are really only two sex scenes, and they are very good, it really is character driven story and every character introduced stand out, yet they fail to take the spotlight of Blacque/Bleu. I was transfixed by the detailed writing, the beautiful complexity of the story, and the fact that this is no quick “wolf meets man they are mates, they live happily ever after”.
As I said best M/M PNR I have ever read, and I hope to read other just like this. I hope everyone will fall in love with Blacque/Bleu the way I did. I hope this is not the last I see of these characters; they make my head spin and want more of them.
Oh man did I forget to mention "cock ring' how dare I. I think its my new fave thing. These characters are absolutely YUMMY!(less)
Taken was my surprise hit of the year. Believe me I had no expectations going into this book; I was expecting an ok read. However, for all that is sweet and holy I fell in love. I was expecting the captured man; to fall in love with the person who captured him you know all that predictability. Let me tell you; I got awesmazingness.
Landon is to kidnap the brother of a mob boss. He is not looking forward to the job, but he is a slave to his life as a mercenary. In addition, he lives by the rules of his brothers, who at every opportunity abuse him. He dreams of the day he can escape and leave the life of a criminal behind. His brothers has other plans for him. That includes the guy who ordered the kidnapping of the mob bosses brother, and the look in his eyes says his service as a killer will not be needed. In the future, his ass would probably tell you why.
From the get go the mission smells of doom. A private island, shits way too quiet and there seems to be some sort of party. Landon worst fear is to hurt innocent people and he hopes that it won't come to that. Everything is going way too smoothly, entering the house and waiting out the victim. Until all hell breaks loose and Landon realizes that, his escape might come in the form of death.
Landon is captured by the very man he was sent to capture, and Kirith is all sorts of pissed. By the look in the man’s eye Landon knows he’s about to be used and abused. Seems his life leads him to one doom after another. When Kirith has a change of heart and offers Landon the deal of his life, he would be a fool to refuse. Is his pride worth more than his life? ‘Oh Hell No’. They both never expected to fall in love, because this was supposed to be about sex, and about Landon gaining his freedom.
The book then becomes a rollercoaster ride of awesome. Its gut wrenching, sad as fuck, sexy as hell and downright a smash freaking hit. Landon and Kirith are like molten hot lava thrown on your skin. Yes people, it burns so good. The events of the book I never saw coming, and it made my heart ache. Be prepared to be surprised, because if you honestly said you saw it coming then clearly “you are lying”. I warn you that this book is no easy love, and some readers might find the relationship of Landon and Kirith questionable. They are not perfect characters, and there is no perfect HEA. Because when life hands you lemons, you just squash the fuck out of them.
I was intrigued and am in love with a few other characters from this story, and am hoping they get their own story. I Want More! (less)
For all that is sweet and holy, I was not expecting Nowhere Ranch to be so awesmazing. I imagined cowboys,...more ^^NOWHERE RANCH IS FREAKING AWESOME!!^^ 4.5
For all that is sweet and holy, I was not expecting Nowhere Ranch to be so awesmazing. I imagined cowboys, hay lifting, and all that fun stuff, but it’s what our main characters did behind closed doors that make this book shine. I gotta tell you folks my pants abandoned ship 25 pages into the book and did not return. I have ceased to go looking for them. Can I get a ‘hawt, hawt’, and a ‘bloody fucking shit’ because you will be saying both those phrases when you read this book.
Roe Davis is just a man who works hard, and lives for himself. He’s been alone for quite sometime, and that’s the way he likes it. Moving from one ranch to another is his way, because he won’t settle. A quick hook-up here and there, but nothing long lasting. Working at Nowhere Ranch it seems perfect, until he goes into town to get laid and run into his boss. Well Roe doesn’t mix business and pleasure but with his boss Travis Loving, Roe might find all that he’s been looking for.
Though Travis plays an important role in the story, it’s Roe that steals the show. It’s as if he said ‘hey Darien do you wanna see what I do each day in and out of the bedroom?’. It was the most intimate thing I have ever read. Roe’s fears, sadness, and love became apart of me. It’s as if Heidi Cullinan gifted me with watching Roe grow, and grow he did. I felt like an absolute voyeur throughout the book, and that my friend is due to some awesmazing writing.
What Roe and Travis get up to is not for the faint of heart. Say what you want but it takes skill to write a BDSM novel, because with BDSM it’s more than sex. It becomes trust, and showing that one person all the things you will never share with anyone else. Roe is this complex character, sexual yet shy, confident yet without confidence, and he fascinates me. Travis is simply beautiful and just such a realistic character. Not all about the hard tone abs, and the stamina of young men, he is just a kind man that likes to play dirty (oh yeh).
Overall, this book is a fantastic read and fantastically sexy. There is so much to say but I don’t wanna ruin this for you. I can say that this book has the best female character I have ever read in M/M, *Haley I heart you*. This was fantastic and I just effing love it, that is all.
I was excited to read this, not only for the awesmazing cover (count those abs) but because this would be my first book by Aleksandr Voinov. I had previously read a short story by him that was a part of an anthology; clearly, it was just a small slice of something big. Counterpunch had me freaking out, and I can say I was not disappointed. Mr Voinov has just become a must read author by me, I love his gritty writing style and the amazing characters he created. Whether you hate or love them, I guarantee you will remember them.
Counterpunch is the third book in the Belonging series, I have not read the previous books before but I will be on them like white on rice. As you may see this book can be read as a stand alone, and I implore you to read it. I guess I should warn you that this book contains slavery, there is dub-con/no-con, and it’s violent. I won’t warn you against it though, why should it matter if you are looking for a great read, and by gawd have you found it.
Brooklyn Marshall is a slave, but he wasn’t born one. An accident while on the job led him to his life of being owned. He is a puppet to people he can’t see, all he knows is to fight and win. He trains, fights and every now and again, he is sold to highest bidder. So they can say they had boxing champ Brook Marshall bent over something. It comes with being a slave though; the freemen have all the power. Whether its being f*cked or doing the f*cking, he is being used. He hates it, and the anger shows because he once could make his own choices.
In walks in Nathaniel Bishop, looking all businessman and suave. Brook thinks its gonna be just another one of those tricks, where a man can say he had boxing heavy weight Brook Marshall at his mercy, but both men get so much more. There is sex, but with Nathaniel it’s a lot more than just f*cking there is an underlying of I will let you Brook conquer me. Nathaniel also comes in the form of hope and equality; he treats Brook like so much more than property and offers him his life back.
The awesomeness is strong in this book, whether you are a fan of boxing or not you will be standing your ass up and cheering. Brooklyn Marshal is one of the most snarkiest bastard you can’t help loving. No matter his I don’t give a feck attitude, you can tell he cares deeply. Mr Vonoiv really captures the human behaviour quite well; the animals some become when they have power over someone. Some of these characters are so two faced its ridiculous, but you can’t hide behind masks forever. They try to break Brooklyn, and it becomes clear that you can’t keep a fighter down. He always comes back up swinging and its total KO, because my Brook has found his something worth fighting for.
For all that is sweet and holy, this book is incredibly sexy without all the fluff and stuff. I am in some serious love with Brook, he oozes sexuality and I you just wanna get him naked. I have a huge character crush on him, just seeing him naked with some boxing gloves on (ah the imagery). This book is the Brooklyn Marshall show, no character or situation can outshine him. The overall package of this story is a hit, and I recommend you read.
What I really want to say is that “this book is the 'shit' and so is the cover”.
"Funny how the usual niceties like manners and overall courtesy evaporated or become at least optional when slaves were involved".From: Counterpunch
I find it a lot harder to write a review for a book that I really love, an easier to write for th...moreMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
I find it a lot harder to write a review for a book that I really love, an easier to write for those that I just like. I am in quite a predicament, because I have stronger feelings than love for this book (if that’s even possible). Counterpunch was my first book by the author and I thought ‘there is no way freaking way his stuff can get anymore awesmazing’. I can eat my freaking words, because Dark Soul is incredible, viciously sexy, and absolutely mind blasting. Broken down into two stories, Dark Soul & Dark Secret I was left in complete awe and possibly ruined for other books.
In Dark Soul we meet Stefano Marino a west coast Mafioso who has travelled to the east coast to pay his respects to an old patriarch that’s about to die. It’s also where Stefano meets Silvio “the barracuda’’ for the first time. Stefano is unexpectedly drawn to the man with the cold eyes. It’s not exactly easy to ignore Silvio, when he exudes sex and danger. However, Stefano is struggling with the fact that he feels some desire for the man. When Silvio breaks into the room that Stefano is staying in and is caught. It pushes Stefano even further to the attraction he feels for the other man. To save face Stefano wants to humiliate and torture Silvio, but his plans back fires and leaves you with the question ‘Just why did Silvio break into his room?’.
Dark Secret picks up a few weeks after the first story and Stefano travels to Italy meet with Gianbattista Falchi, the man responsible for Silvio and how he lives. Seems Stefano is having some troubles with the Russians trying to take over his turf. He knows that he will be indebted to Falchi and he knows that the price will be high. He’s also guaranteed to run into Silvio again, and is still coming to terms with what happened between them in the room. Stefano also learns the true nature of Falchi's relationship with Silvio.
The stories are told through Stefano’s point of view. The married man who clearly loves his wife but is drawn to the sultriness that is Silvio, in a business where it’s not good business to be attracted to a man. The stories might seem like its all about Silvio, but I am very aware of Stefano. It would take a special man to attract Silvio and clearly, Mr Marino is that man.
The writing is gripping and leaves you either panting like a dog or hanging on the edge of your seat. The author captivates with every word and it’s not hard to picture what’s being described. The characters are complex, they might seem one dimensional on the surface but as the book progresses there is a mystery to both men, and you just can’t wait to have their complete story. Stefano refers to Silvio as ‘faggot’, but after awhile I wondered if that word wasn’t meant for himself, you understand his torment in that word. Silvio is sex on legs and he is the most unforgettable character you will ever read, love him or hate him he is extraordinary.
Overall, I have strong feelings for this book and I have Silvio on the brain. I am guessing I should warn about the gunplay, breath play, and serious kink found in this book. I really don’t like warnings, because in the end Dark Soul is so much more than that. Voinov pushes the boundaries of conventional genre writing and introduces the variety that can be found in sexuality *to each is own*. I will now wait impatiently for the rest of the volumes and I highly recommend this series.
SideNote- That cover is gorgeous and is absolutely perfect for this (think Silvio dripping wet). Crap! just lost my pants.(less)
This series picks up right after Silvio is sent away from his lover Gianbattista to help Stefano...moreMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
This series picks up right after Silvio is sent away from his lover Gianbattista to help Stefano handle the Russian being on his turf. Silvio is not pleased with the decision but he knows his time with Gianbattista has ended.
Once again, we have two shorts in this book. The first being Dark Whisper which is all about Silvio and a phone call. Silvio gets a call from Battista, and although its hurts to hear from the man who sent him away Silvio appreciates the call. When Battatista brings up some purchases made on his credit card from a place called the Pleasure Dom, the phone call leads to Battastist and Silvio playing Dom and boy for the last time. It becomes and intensely erotic telephone call.
This story is all about the phone call and Silvio, though I have yet to know about this deeply sexual man. I enjoyed that it was hot but I cannot bring myself to love it. I feel that Battista is in the past though his impact on Silvio cannot replaced, its over and I wanted it to stay that way. I can’t complain because I got me some Silvio, and that man knows how to play. Whether it’s over the phone or in a hot tub, he plays hard.
In Dark Night, it picks up with Stefano. He is on the town with his wife, sharing a meal and just enjoying life. While he might be boning for Silvio, Stefano actually cares very deeply for his wife and wants her happy. While on their way home, their car is hit, the driver is killed, and Stefano’s guard injured. It’s the Russians and they want Stefano to give up his territory.
He is threatened and beaten up badly, and it that moment you realize he isn’t invincible. Just a man with a hard job, and works with hard people. Left broken and beaten, Stefano finds his way to a hotel and is found by Silvio.
The second story really came through for me; it was a glimpse into the softer side of both men. Stefano is clearly suffering and I think that with Silvio he can show his pain. Though my man Silv has carnal delights on the brain Stefano is just in too much pain to deliver. If the tables were turned, I believe Silv would be enjoying it, Stefano not so much.
Overall, I enjoyed the second volume in this tumultuous series of pain and mafia lifestyle. Though we got to see different sides of the men, I feel like we are a far cry from truly knowing them. Mr Voinov writes like no other, hard-hitting and unapologetic. I believe this whole series will be death of me (get ready for my obituary).
I have mixed feelings about this book. In a small way I completely hated it, but there is also a small part of me that really liked. My issues derive from, that the book had the opportunity to be spectacular, but in the end, I got these one-dimensional characters with zero likeability. In the beginning, the book was exciting but about 30 pages in I was completely annoyed, and here is why.
We meet Gabriel in the beginning of the book, on the run by someone he refers to as master. An encounter with this master has left Gabriel forever changed, and afraid for his life. Gabriel has left his previous life before, left his home, family and his job. Though afraid of his master, he can’t help but wanting him, the man that is so much more than human the man who made him more than human. Well Gabe is about to lose his freedom when his master finally catches up to him. In a small room, they are reacquainted and Gabriel is punished for running away. In that room, his master claims him, and Gabriel decides to stop running.
The story moves on with life in pack territory, with Gabe’s master that we get to know, as Cal is the Alpha. I know Cal is a shifter, but I am unaware of what he shifts into (I call that a lack of caring). I believed this book was gonna take on some serious awesmazingness, but all I got was a crying and an often hysterical Gabe, and Cal who I thought was a sadistic Dom. Gabe is an omega, which makes me understand his submissiveness, but I just remember him as the guy who freaked out a lot.
The writing is amazing, the flow of the book is done quite well and found that I had finished long before I wanted to. You see, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I started to like Gabe, and I thought he was finally becoming a character I could love and then the book ends. I was like “whaaat”, that’s it? Gabriel finally starts to show personality and it ends. That alone left me disappointed and unfulfilled.
As I said, the writing is amazing and the sex will have you losing your pants. When it came to the loving Gabriel and Cal lit up the pages, it’s just without it I was not really feeling them. The BDSM, which is more D/s is light, there is spanking nothing I found too shocking. I was hoping to love this one so much, but in the end, it was an alright read for me.
SideNote- There is Dub-con (dubious consent) if some readers aren't comfortable reading about it.(less)
I am at a serious loss on how to write a review for this book. I wanna...more ^^ KINK AT ITS BEST!^^ 4.5 More of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
I am at a serious loss on how to write a review for this book. I wanna say some profound stuff and be articulate about it (doubt it). Heads up, you wont find all that here (told you). Catalyst is dirty, sexy, and crazy goodness. I had no expectations when I started this book. My eyes were all over the beautiful cover, and I knew I was going to be reading a BDSM novel. I got so much more than anticipated; Catalyst is all you will love in bdsm novel. Its dark with the right amount of kink, offers a soft side, but not too soft and the plot is insane with its content. I never saw so much darkness coming, and it was from the least expected character.
We meet Logan, who is meeting with his Psychologist for the first time. Logan has a blood fetish, and he’s feeling that it’s become unsafe for him to have a partner since he put his last submissive in the hospital. He is afraid that the hunger he has for tasting his partner’s blood during intimacy will lead to lack of control causing him to harm yet another person. Therefore, he seeks help from Dr Kasper Bromley, in hopes he will be able to control and then stop his urge for blood.
The sessions between Logan and Kasper are dark, and could be somewhat disturbing to most readers. Logan talks about his fixation on blood, the taste of it the smell of it, and it how it brings fulfillment during sex. His doctor is not unaffected by these sessions, the chemistry between the two is strong, and the Dom in Logan calls out to Kasper. However, a patient/doctor relationship is strictly forbidden and both men will risk it all for the heat flaring between them.
I thought to myself ‘there is no way this book could get any more intense’; man was I in for a surprise. The relationship between Kasper and Logan is hellaciously hot but equally unhealthy. Kasper, as Logan’s doctor before knows him in a way others don’t. His uses the information to be manipulative, knowing that it will cause Logan harm or possibly himself. You see, Kasper has gotten a taste of the BDSM lifestyle and he is finding it perfect for him. Suddenly it becomes all about Kasper, without a care for Logan, because Kas will strive to be the best ‘pain slut’ the bdsm scene has ever seen. It all spirals out of order, because the once Dr Control, has lost control.
I absolutely enjoyed this book talk about new and exciting. I loved the blood (yep). There is something very sexy about the forbidden and living on the edge. Nothing more deliciously forbidden like wanting to drink or taste someone’s blood (I.E obsessions with PNR and vampires), and the spanking and being tied up just adds a heightened sexiness. This book is more than sex; it delves into ‘how far are you willing to go satisfy your needs’. Kasper and Logan portray every element beautifully. I loved these characters, and the world created by the authors, this alternative lifestyle is kicking ass.
It is very clear that a lot of research and thought went into writing this book. Though I am fairly new to the BDSM reading scene, I have total respect for this book, because it offers great respect to an alternative sexual lifestyle. It’s more than just kink, it’s more than just what others may view as a weird way of getting off. Catalyst is the book that proves this; the characters prove this. Pain and humiliation is not what it’s all about, the control and creating a safe environment and knowing your limits is the true way of BDSM
(All though the pain/humiliation can hurt soooo good).
Overall, a truly pants losing read. A nice balance of romantic and intense mixed with the darkly forbidden. I recommend this if you are looking for a different type of read, because sometimes ‘normal’ sucks.(less)
We meet Sterling, who has developed an interest in BDSM. So his friend Alex who is apart of the scene takes him to a club, so he can get a feel of what it’s all about. His intention is to find someone to teach him the ways, and his teacher will come in the most unlikely person. When a scene between a Dom and a submissive starts playing out in the club, Sterling recognizes the need to be on his knees, the need to submit. He recognizes the Dom, his professor from his Freshman year Owen Sawyer, and just by looking Sterling knows he’s found his teacher.
Getting Owen on board is the difficult part, because he doesn’t want to take on a new submissive and Sterling is 20 to his 35 also Sterling was once his student and attends the same university he teaches at. Talk about a ruination of his career if anyone was to find out. Sterling is one not to be ignored; he wants Owen and is determined to have him. With a little coaxing (stalking) Sterling finally gets Owen to take him on as a submissive, and the things that lie ahead will be difficult for both men.
Owen is a seasoned Dom, so he knows what he is doing. He has no patience for an unruly and resistant sub, so he can’t understand why he took on the boy. There is something about Sterling, making Owen feel things he hasn’t felt in a long time and he’s willing to risk it all for a little time with him. All the fun he will have teaching Sterling some discipline, and making him his submissive.
The book unfolds with Owen and Sterling both learning from each other. It’s a slow progression into the world of BDSM, there is no diving into anything hardcore, Owen takes his time with Sterling and gradually introduces him to pleasure to be had in pain. There are a few shaky situations along the way. Sterling’s relationship with his father plays a role (an asshole father), and his insecurities in being what Owen wants. Sometimes Sterling tries to get Owen to do things his way, and that often causes a bit strain in the developing relationship. Though Sterling has the desire to submit, he’s afraid to truly bend to Owen’s will.
I really enjoyed reading this book, though a bit wordy at some points and many unnecessary tidbits about mundane things. The book is an honest look into the world of BDSM, the slow development between Owen and Sterling is the highlight of the book. With that said, I became very disappointed with Sterling at the end of the book, and I felt he was forgiven far too easily for what he did. I felt like the whole lesson of the book was lost in that situation; everything Owen had taught him was thrown out the window. Whether he was hurting or not, I realized that he never learnt a darn thing and once again proven his immaturity. It could have been a higher rated book, just felt like the ending was unnecessary. I know we have to make mistakes to learn from them, I just think Sterling’s mistake was too much. I found it far too predictable and unnecessary.
SideNote- This book would be a great introduction to readers new to reading BDSM, its takes baby steps and doesn’t throw anything hardcore all at once.
SideNote 2- Really liked Owen he was a perfect Dom, able to recognize his mistakes and fix them. Sterling lost me at ‘I am an idiot, so I go and do stupid things’.
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)