Aidan is a professor and a sometime consultant to his local police department. He has crush on the Sam Walters the detective he usually works the c3.5
Aidan is a professor and a sometime consultant to his local police department. He has crush on the Sam Walters the detective he usually works the cases with. He also is infatuated with his best friend Baxter, so his feelings are all over the place. After returning home from his morning run, he is greeted by a snake and Aidan hates snakes. He has to get someone over to his home pronto, because he’s got classes to lecture and meetings. In come snake catcher Doug, and another man stirring up feelings in Aidan.
Suddenly, Aidan’s life is filled to the brim with snakes and his everyday is taking on more drama than he anticipated. With his feelings being stretched over for 3 men, it’s just a matter of time before he cracks under the pressure.
While this book seems to be filled with flaws and plot holes, I really enjoyed it. Yes, the delivery could have been tighter but I found myself gobbling up every word. This book is surely not a romance, because Aidan is quite a fickle guy but overall he means well. It boils down to understanding his attractions. He fancies himself in love with his best friend Baxter but only because Baxter feels safe. Doug is just a passing fancy, because who doesn’t ogle a service man (when their freaking hot)? Sam I honestly believed he liked, because he took the time to talk about his laugh and the twinkle in eyes. So yes, his feelings were all over the place but I understood him.
The mystery sucked! I found it unnecessary and so was the death of one of the characters. Then the ending, seemed too rushed which left me disappointed and clinging to scraps. I feel like with a few changes this book had the potential to be great, because the writing is fun, and the pace was perfect. Regardless, still a cute read.
Should You Read It? Maybe not for the price, it might not be worth it. While I did like it, and it was fun, I’ll probably forget it (or maybe not cus there was so much freaking snakes it got comical)....more
I was really looking forward to read this one, because Dusty deserved his happy ending after that douche face Gary. Though, not as awesome as the 3.75
I was really looking forward to read this one, because Dusty deserved his happy ending after that douche face Gary. Though, not as awesome as the first I really enjoyed it for sticking to that sweetness that I’ve really come to love from this series. Yeh, it might be sickly sweet at times but Dusty deserved his sugar coated goodness.
Dusty has finally made the big move to California, and he is looking forward to new beginnings with his little family. When he almost face plants on the street in front of his new home, he is saved by a Mr gorgeous, Dusty can feel the sparks flying. Before he can introduce himself Mr gorgeous disappears. Unable to get him out of his head, Dusty settles with the fact that he might not ever see the man again, until he runs into him while out at lunch. But there seems to be a problem, the sparks are missing and his Mr gorgeous (Archer) isn’t anything like he had hoped.
Turns out he’s been dating the wrong guy (cus he’s got an identical twin brother and he got his hotness mixed up). Dusty knew something was off with Archer, and it’s Aster that saved him on the street that day and he’s the one he wants. There’s nothing wrong with leaving one brother for the other, is there?
I gotta say, that Dusty is vera vera naive, like super ditzy at times. I think that’s why I find him as such an endearing character. He’s looking for love, and yes sometimes it might have been with the wrong person but he didn’t let that make him miserable. The transition from Archer to Aster was good, and it wasn’t a case of wanting to date both brothers, he just got his men mixed up.
Conflict wise, there isn’t much. Apart from some jumping to conclusion moments, epically douche move by the evil twin Archer, the book managed to remain angst free. The book does suffer from a case of being too long, and I found Aster to be kind of bland compared to his brother; I still enjoyed it. The sexy time is few and far between but I was just all happy Dusty was getting some good love.
My only beef is that, Dusty coming from an abusive relationship seemed to be doing quite well. Just once is there a moment that he became scared from Aster being angry (and it wasn't even at him). So I am just wondering if he ever talked to someone, or went to see someone. Because judging from his reaction, the abuse seemed extensive and he's not over it.
Should You Read It? Yes, if you liked the first book and you’re a fan of Dusty. Not as awesome as the first but it still deserves a read.
SideNote- I want asshole Archer to get his own book. He was a mega asshole but I just want him to find a guy to bring him to his knees (Also he’s got to suffer a lot and die from embarrassment) Bad Twin!!!...more
Ugh, I was soooo frustrated with this book (like grind my effing teeth frustrating). There were parts that were really explosive, in~CUMPULSION!~ 3.75
Ugh, I was soooo frustrated with this book (like grind my effing teeth frustrating). There were parts that were really explosive, intense, and sexy as hell, but after awhile reading, it just started to feel like work. It dragged on too much, and I started to look forward to the ending (which seems to be my feeling for the new year of the books I’ve read).
Max left his sordid past back in London, and he's trying to move on in Brighton by being close to the friends he once left behind. Now he just works, stays away from the partying/club scene, and he is surely not looking for any sort of hook-up in the sexual variety. Because he once got lost in the fast life, and it cost him a friend and Max is definite that he will never make the same mistake again. Until his close buddies drag him off to the club Compulsion, Max vows to stay out of trouble until his eyes land on Mr Tall, Dark, and Sexy. Seve Nunez is exactly the kind of man Max should stay away from, but his body is finally calling out after all this time.
The men begin a sexual affair, blazing hot while they ride each other in some backyard. Its the after the sex that the men aren't so good at, both not looking for anything long term but being unable to resist each other. Max does have some history with Seve's family and their goons, and suddenly that past life he's been running from suddenly is catching up to his present (oh noez).
First off, Seve and Max are very hot together, and them having sex were my fave parts of the book. It's when Max had to actually have conversations with other people is where the book annoyed me. He always only gave some of his story, yet had no problems with throwing out judgment without listening to others. His whole "I can't talk about it. Don't wanna talk about it" mentality frustrated the crap out me. He had his reasons for silence, but when he finally spilled, I was like "meh". Max really irked me!
Really, this was the Max show and I hardly have a strong feel of Seve. I felt like his voice wasn't strong enough (or it was overshadowed by Max's constant interruptions and stubbornness to never listen). Their only connection was through sex (there's this one scene in a car that just makes you feel like a horny teenager) so I can't call this a romance. There was nothing romantic about them together, just dirty sexy lust.
Should You Read It? It's a good book with great writing, but I really felt like it dragged on. If you like, reading about men battling their feelings, then you should check it out. I liked it, but was hoping to like it more. I can't recommend it, but it truly was hot and there were moments when I really enjoyed it.
SideNote- I had to keep reminding myself that Compulsion is spelt with a 'Com' not a 'Cum' :D ...more
I was so looking forward to reading this book. Was looking forward to the intensity and just by the blurb it all sounded~WASN'T WORTH THE READ!~ IMO
I was so looking forward to reading this book. Was looking forward to the intensity and just by the blurb it all sounded very compelling; but sadly, it just fell flat for me. So yes, I am very disappointed Worth the Coming Home.
The books start with Josh Brooks who recently just purchased a prize horse from a bad trainer. Josh knows he can do better; all he has to do is prove it. While working on the horse and chatting with his brother, a stranger appears. Seems it’s an old army ranger buddy of his brother Jesse. Dane is everything that Josh is attracted to but his family doesn't know he's gay and he can't risk it no matter how tempting Dane is. Until Dane makes it clear as the sky is blue that he's interested, and a night of hot loving leaves Josh in Heaven (well...until the next morning).
Dane suffers from PTSD, so touching him during a nightmare or something is a mistake. Josh knows the effects of PTSD, seeing as how is brother suffered from it but Dane seems more troubled. His mood runs hot/cold but Josh can't help falling for the man. When Josh is outed in a bar, and is assaulted it seems like he might lose his family and most definitely Dane.
Well... there are so many things that didn't work for me in this book. First, I made no connection to any of the characters. I was not sympathetic to any of them (not freaking one! I couldn't even muster up anything for Dane and his PTSD, which just makes me, feel all kinds of evil). Second, Josh's whole family sucked! They lost me when they didn't go check on him when he was beaten up. Even though they turned out to be supportive, I wasn't buying it. Third, the relationship between Josh and Dane didn't feel believable. The whole D/s thing during sex just felt "meh" and all kinds of unsafe (like what if he had a trigger and it was shown that he could get violent). Last, I was reading to finish not reading to enjoy and when it feels like work, it’s a goner.
Wanted to like it, but it just didn't work in the end. I just felt like all the strong elements weren’t explored properly. I don't even know what happened with Dane's PTSD (like did he just forget about it cus I don't remember reading about what happened with it). Also, who shot the freaking horse? Like it's obvious who it is, but isn't anyone going to arrest and prosecute his ass. Things just got lost in the wind.
Should You Read It? I don't want to say no because there is a lot of positive reviews out there for this one. Maybe I am the odd girl out but I didn't enjoy it. I liked the horse, and the horse riding with the kids (only saving face). ...more
All my feels right now! This book is so stunning and empowering to all those who suffer from a disability both neurologically and physically. As a motAll my feels right now! This book is so stunning and empowering to all those who suffer from a disability both neurologically and physically. As a mother of a child with a neurodevelopmental disability I hope he finds someone to love him as much as Ethan, loved Carter.
Just overall fantastic and my heart is filled with joy!!...more
Gavin DeGrassi is hiding deep in the closet, so deep there is glimpses of Narnia in there. He is a Detective who loves his job of helping people and cGavin DeGrassi is hiding deep in the closet, so deep there is glimpses of Narnia in there. He is a Detective who loves his job of helping people and catching the bad guys. He has a wife who doesn't exactly want him working the field but would rather see him climb the justice ladder and sit behind a desk. To make matters worse his parents are on board with his wife Victoria, and they make it a weekly habit to get on his case about starting a family and the dangers of his job. Throw in his diarrhea of the mouth partner and Gavin always finds himself the man in the middle, always trying to smooth things over.
Gavin and his partner are called to the scene of a crime, and it’s a crime unlike anything they've seen before. Looks like a BDSM scene gone badly, but there is underlying of something more sinister at play. This investigation leads them to the bdsm community and Gavin is feeling a serious pull. They will need expert help with this one and in comes Ben Haverson a psychologist and a Dom and Gavin is feeling a serious pull to him too. Things go from bad to worse (well not really) when Gavin walks in on his wife and partner in bed. Suddenly, a weight has been lifted off his shoulder and maybe he can live the life he has always wanted. First things first, he has gotta catch a killer.
Without giving too much away, Gavin is submissive which really comes across from the beginning. The way he was with his wife and is easy going and compassionate nature. He blossoms as a sub with Ben (which I kinda feel is conflict of interest) because with his new discoveries I felt like they pushed him away from doing a good job on his investigation.
I enjoyed the writing a lot, and found myself completely hooked from beginning. I am a sucker for a good D/s story and Power Exchange has that but.... I did have a few problems with it.
~Gavin, he had his head in the clouds. I felt like after his hook up with Ben he completely lost his A-game.
~The wife Victoria she just disappeared. She seemed like a stubborn and persevering type of chick, so I cannot understand how she just up and disappeared. Did not work well with her personality.
~The killer, He couldn't have been more obvious if he were wearing neon-flashing lights saying "Killer Here". This irked me and made the ending all lukewarm water. Nothing frustrates me more than an obvious killer *grrrr* and no one sees it.
I did enjoy the slow development of a D/s relationship between Ben and Gavin. It wasn't a rush into the hardcore bondage stuff but a slow grind into them finding what worked for them. On that note, I did not love the characters but did like them. The mystery part was done well up to a point and after it started to feel ridiculous. The excitement I had reading in the beginning slowly started to dwindle and when it was time to catch the killer I could have cared less.
Even with all the things I disliked, I did enjoy a majority of the story and I liked the writing. This publisher seems to be pushing out books I’ve been enjoying a lot.
Should You Read It? Most definitely, if you like BDSM but can't stomach the hardcore kind written in detail. There is something very sweet and captivating about Gavin and Ben's relationship, and if you have no problem with a flaunting killer :D...more
Sebastian Hewel is an actor, who plays the female role in all the plays he does. He's good at it, but knows that he's getting older and soon his ch3.5
Sebastian Hewel is an actor, who plays the female role in all the plays he does. He's good at it, but knows that he's getting older and soon his chances for landing roles will run out. When his cousin Claire shows up in his dressing room, she suggests a proposition that could cost him his head (quite literally). Seems his twin is to get married to Earl Anthony Crofton, but she ran off with some blacksmith, and Sebastian is to impersonate her. Pulling it off would mean the debt of his father would be paid off, so now Sebastian must get ready to play the role of his life.
What Sebastian can't quite figure out why Anthony would want to marry his sister, she is quite plain and the Earl could do a lot better. Sebastian hopes he can pull through with the wedding, but his secret gets blown to hell & high water when Anthony calls him out on his impersonation. Seems he isn't quite the actor he thought, and Anthony wants him to keep the farce going. He is to be his wife for few years, live a life of luxury, and indulge in some carnal delights with the sexy Earl. What Sebastian never expected was to fall in love and be battling some serious jealously cus Anthony was some kind of slutty.
Yes, I did enjoy reading this book, and it was entertaining but I could have done with Anthony not catching on so soon to the whole not being a woman thing. It was unexpected, and took away some of the wow factor. There is no villain that tries to destroy Anthony and Sebastian’s life; they manage that all on their own. These guys are hot one minute and cold the next (mainly Anthony, he pulls all kinds of douche moves). I feel like he should have been more appreciative of Sebastian the man was playing two roles he must have been exhausted.
As I said no conflicts or crazy, just that overall historical vibe of "I love him, but he doesn't love me" kinda thing and the ton can‘t understand why the Earl took such a plain looking wife. The MCs were lukewarm together, not hot but not cold. They had some nice scenes, but should really work on communication. While reading I kept waiting for other shoe to drop, like how long can they keep the ruse going? I feel like they will forever be hiding.
Should You Read It? Yes, it’s a nice historical romance with a happy ending. It really reminded me of reading an M/F historical (trust me I have read hundreds of those). The rake has to go proving himself, after accidentally messing up that one time, separation, and boom forgiveness. Kudos to the cross-dressing, I really enjoy when men dress up....more
I really enjoyed this one! Made me teary eyed in certain parts, caused a pants losing in others and then it gave me a happy ending. Matt & WINNING
I really enjoyed this one! Made me teary eyed in certain parts, caused a pants losing in others and then it gave me a happy ending. Matt & Alex are so freaking hot together it makes my pants lose pants :D
My first book by Kele Moon (not counting Packing Heat because I totally forgot I read it) and folks it wont be my last. I wish I could spend the time to write a thorough review but feck it. Just gonna put this out there "A FREAKING AWESOME READ" ....more