I love this book, so sweet. We meet Yamane a manga artist and the boy who fell in love with her art work. unsuspecting Rory has no idea that the artisI love this book, so sweet. We meet Yamane a manga artist and the boy who fell in love with her art work. unsuspecting Rory has no idea that the artist he fell in love with and thinks is the woman of his dreams is actually the man of his heart.
Check out this book about two guys who never suspected they would fall in love, and throw in a psycho B, and you got a great story.Z.A Maxfield is a gem....more
THEY FOUND A HOME AND I FOUND A GREAT LITTLE M/M FIX!!!
My my my this was a sweet read I tell you. Short and precise that packed a punch.
Adam Reyes isTHEY FOUND A HOME AND I FOUND A GREAT LITTLE M/M FIX!!!
My my my this was a sweet read I tell you. Short and precise that packed a punch.
Adam Reyes is 16 and gay, ridiculed by his family for his feelings he's sent to repent and confess to his priest hoping that would heal him of his perverse desire. Easier said than done seems these feelings are hard to get rid of and the images of hot males running through his mind can never go away.His father discovers his copy of playgirl and with rage Adam is beaten and sent on his merry way to make a life by himself. At 16 theres not a whole lot of prospects so he starts hustling by that i mean he becomes a pickpocket. He spends his time at airports where he robs fatigued and stressed out flyers. Easy targets but one man proves not so easy to dupe and this is where Adam finds his home and love.
Rhone Quinn cant believe this kid just tried to take his phone, come on. He knows he should turn this kid over to security but his gut is telling him save the boy and the thing Rhone knows is to always trust his gut instinct. So with leaving his card with the teen, what he never expected is that a friendship so deep would evolve and Adam would become the very thing he longed for.
Over a span of ten years you will see this friendship grow and a love so strong bloom. Through tragedy and girlfriends Adam`s loyalty never wavers and you start to feel his frustration of a love he feels will never be returned. So sweet and beautiful and oh gawd so sexy. Adam will light your fire, I just had the greatest little fix. YUMMY|!
I loved this book, I did not expect to enjoy it so much so it came as a surprise. A very good surprise. The sex was hot, the characters enjoyable and I just love shifters especially gay shifters. I love their fierce protection of each other and all their other wolfy instincts.
Chayton Winston is native American and since very small he has been dreaming of his mate. A golden haired blue eye mate which is a no no for his mom. She is convinced that his mate will be of the same race as them. Which she should know better, a mate is chosen by destiny you are never given a choice. Chay is a vet and he is about to come in contact with a wolf that’s about to give him a fever. He knows the wolf is his mate but their aren’t any female wolves. Weird, but he’s thinking that his mate just might be the first. Well said wolf isn’t female and yeh its his mate, and damn he’s the most beautiful thing Chay has ever seen.
Keaton Reynolds is a smartass, he has an attitude problem. Well its to be expected if you are hated on because of your sexuality. Plus he’s been tossed from the family broke up with his Ahole boyfriend and was shot at. He is having a bad day, waking up in a new territory with a pounding headache and a hard on that could plough through solid rock. So maybe his day is not so bad, and all is wolf instincts is saying that this tall, dark and handsome stranger is his mate. Well seems Keaton has hit the jackpot with landing his mate, Chay is exactly his type but with that realization and a kiss Keaton’s world comes tumbling. Seems Chay is not gay, the day just got worst again.
So a relationship that started out faulty at best, bloomed into some serious love. Its one hot love, you can say the writing is borderline severe mushiness but I did not mind it. It worked in this story line, the mush fest came with some sexy scenes and sexy they were. I bloody lost my pants when Keaton shifted into his were/human form. Blazes that was catch a fire. I loved Chay nickname for Keaton (Little Bit) so cute. So things take a dangerous point when someone wants Chay’s Bit dead, who could it be now.
Overall a hot and sexy read filled with mystery and fun characters. The near ending was hilarious for me, makes you wanna run and pick up the next book quick quick. Thanks Buggy for hooking me up I enjoyed it immensely. I loved how Keaton was the stronger of the wolves even though his appearance doesn’t give it away. You mess with this wolf and his mate and you are gonna get bit , HARD! I give this 5 on the PL. I recommend ditching pants completely. Lets just say if I were a guy, I could of plough through some rock of my own.
So this is the sequel to Finding Home by Cameron Dane. The first book was an intro to Rhone and Adam, very short and oh so sweet. See R ^^ I DO TOO!^^
So this is the sequel to Finding Home by Cameron Dane. The first book was an intro to Rhone and Adam, very short and oh so sweet. See Rhone and Adam has been friends for over ten years, and Adam has been in love with him the whole time, well they get together and start a relationship, I won't go into details but if you want info check my review for Finding Home. This book picks up where the first one left us, we get a a very candid look into their lives as a couple, its two years after the initial hook up and things are still as hot as ever.
The first scene is all kinds of explosive, my tummy did a somersault anf then ended in back flip layup, it was hardcore gymnastics. The way Rhone and Adam love each other, it is probably illegal in some parts of the world, or might be dangerous to the fragile. It so sweet, and you probably picked up from the title that there will be a wedding. The proposal is sweet and brought genuine tears to mine eyes. All out sexy gushiness.
They have to go to a state where gay marriage is legal, and lets just say the walk to the altar is anything but smooth. Rhone and Adam become cupid and his sidekick, when they run into some small distubances at the hotel they are staying. Not only will they have to fix thier relationship, but they have two couples in need of serious help. Its a couples catostrophe y'all.
I loved this one, the sex was hot oh god this shit could burn lava. I also loved that Dane brought in Adam's fears of Rhones sexual past. He has always been a hetero, and still find women attractive, and Adam worries that he might one day realize that its a woman he truly needs, his fears are just and I love how Rhone proves him to him that no one else will do.
What can I say I am big Cameron Dane fan, always will be. I haven't met a book by the Dane that I did not like. This one was super sweet and all kinds of sexy! Side Note- There is another book in this series before this one about Rhone's brother, its M/F so I skipped it, and you know why....more
I am in all kinds of love with this book. If Daniel Chan wasn't a gay man I would want him for my own, but hahahah he i ^^NO GOOD DEED IS GOOOOOOOD!^^
I am in all kinds of love with this book. If Daniel Chan wasn't a gay man I would want him for my own, but hahahah he is bi-sexual, yeh I know...this man is all kinds of awesome. I am now a huge fan of Lynn Lorenz she is a definate buy when purchasing my m/m loving. This book was surprisingly funny, angsty and just a sweet sexy fest. LOVED IT!!
Daniel Chan is the captain of a police force in a small town he is also chinese and if that don't blow all out the water. He loves his job, he has great friends and only a few years until his retirement. One problem, no one in town knows about his sexual preferences, sometimes he likes the ladies other times he wants a man. No reason to go spreading this around until there was Mark and all his homosexual tendencies are coming out in full force and everyone seems to be noticing.
The meeting between Mark and Chan is no gumballs and lollipops, you see Mark was just caught in some serious business involving a dead man, a wounded police officer and Mark being arrested. To save the police force ass Chan has to some smooth talking and that comes easy because he wants Mark naked. The instant attraction has some road blocks, because both our heroes have wounded souls and a whole lot of healing is required.
I loved Chan's humour he makes being an asshole a true talent, but man is he sweet. His internal dialogue is hilarious, his dialogue with other characters is a laugh out loud kinda thing, and I did. He is a complex character with true worries and it proves the darkside that most cops without a doubt carry. Mark is a beautiful character, all the shit that man has been through he deserves his happy ending.
It was great to see a interrracial couple, I love when the people of the world come together and just love, and it makes for just hot good times. Though the sex did not come till later it was worth it, so sweet and beautiful. These men aren't perfect and they make mistakes. There are scenes involving a woman, but it works in this story line. An enjoyable story with well written characters, a solid 4.5!...more
In The Flesh is a hard book to rate and a hard book to love, yet I am infatuated with the story and the characters. Let me tell you, that is no easy accomplishment because these characters are a bit vile and mostly stupid. Yet, it’s a great mystery and crime drama, small on the romantic aspect big on the ‘lets get it on’ all the time with mostly anyone.
Christian Flesh is a gay cop and he does not try to hide it, when he comes under suspicion for murder his life starts to go in the dumps until a certain sexy lawyer comes in and saves the day. What makes the story something kind of special are the incidents and sexual escapades leading up to Flesh being under suspicion. A colourful assortment of characters, add a great and fun mix to the story line.
We have the TV preacher, who goes on and on about homosexuality up on the pulpit, but has boy toys all over the city. The gay cop in hiding, who is a complete asshole because he swears he’s not gay. The street kid, with the heart of gold, and the very sexy lawyer. What all these characters have in common is that all of them have been inside Flesh, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The mystery aspect of the book is well done, but not very hard to figure out. Its one of those domino effect kind of mystery, you hit one, and all go a tumbling. Flesh just does not know when to cool it, but its his stubbornness that eventually lead to good results, or should I say his penis. His sexual escapades make up most of the book, and in the beginning, I did not mind it, until he started to go overboard. It is different to be sleeping around when you are single; it becomes something else when you are starting a relationship.
Flesh and Colby (his lawyer) is quite hot, but I wanted more from both characters. I wanted Flesh to keep it in the pants, and I wanted Colby to stand up and tell Flesh to grow up already. If someone says to me, “I can’t promise monogamy”. My answer would be “then I can’t promise you, my dick in your ass”. Not some “just tell me about it after”. That shit pissed me off.
I did enjoy reading the book, its entertaining and fast paced. I really liked the interracial love, as Colby being a black man. I just love when different races get together; it makes my heart feel super happy. I look forward to other books in the series, in hopes that Flesh ceases to keep pissing me off.
SideNote- That cover, the person looks like a freaking ALIEN! ...more
Whenever I read a book by Z.A Maxfield, I am just so crazy happy, her characters always appeal to me and by the middle of the book, ^^PHANTASTIC!^^
Whenever I read a book by Z.A Maxfield, I am just so crazy happy, her characters always appeal to me and by the middle of the book, I am so in love I don’t know what to do with myself. This book was no exception, her characters always unique and never perfect. They appeal to my better nature (which is I love hot guys together), I see them so clearly in my head I start to believe that I am reading an autobiography about their lives. They honour me with sharing about their lives, and I feel so happy that they decided to share their life with me. This is what Maxfield does to me when I read one of her books; simply put I become crazy obsessed, and grin from ear to ear.
The Pharaoh’s Concubine is one of those epic books for me by the author. She brings the uniqueness of her characters, all humour and crazy attitude. Dylan is our pampered kept boy, but he is as far from a boy as anyone, going on thirty-six years he lives a routine life. Placed on pedestal because of who is lover is, Dylan is the biggest dirty secret in Las Vegas that everyone knows about. There is more to Dylan that meets the eye, he is not just a pretty face, his life of gold is getting old, and he is getting no younger. When Dylan is kidnapped and beaten in retaliation to who his lover is, all that he knows he will have to be left behind, and even with running for his life Dylan will once again discover himself and find love if only for a moment.
William is the product of a hard life, a gangster dad and gangster brothers, leaves him no room for a regular life. Spared the brunt of it in his young life by a caring grandmother. When his grandmother passes there is no one left to protect him, and the gang comes for him. He is forced to live the life style but knows if he refuses he is pretty much dead. When forced to kidnap Dylan Anderson lover to a mob boss, William is sick. It’s not something he wants to do, but its something he has to do. Knowing there is no way things will go as planned, but never knowing his young life is about to be changed forever.
I will honestly say that I really like this book; I haven’t had the opportunity read all the books by this author. This one is very different from the books I have read, but still offers up the great writing and unique humour the author is known for. I love the complexity of Z.A’s characters; yet they still manage to be relatable. I am always one-hundred percent invested in a Maxfield book, and this one had me smiling and spending a little bit too much time ignoring my children (yes, I did just write that). I loved these two very flawed men finding love with each other. I liked that they are from two very different backgrounds, but they share a common goal. To find happiness, love, and all the things worth living for (also not dying).
I am a huge fan of William, I love how he has swagger without the rep, and I love how he is this hot Latino. What makes me love him more, is when he says *papi* I freaking lose it. I am planning to have people call me papi, been informed that I am not a man and blah blah blah. I want to be papi! Plus this young man is packing some serious packaging, like packing heat............ So really the multiculturalism of the story is a huge plus, and no one does it better than Z.A. This one might not be a big hit with fans of the author, but if you are a serious fan then you won’t wanna miss this one.
With great supporting characters, and all the family love, what’s not to like. I really hope the author gives Peter, an annoying and equally douche baggish ex-lover of Dylan. He’s an ass but I would love him to have his own story, there is room for him to grow as a character and I hope he is a bottom, lol.
In the words of Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Z.A “you make my heart feel super happy"....more
This is a sweet love story, wrapped in sexy and then packaged in hellaciously hot. This one had me feeling rainbows and sunshine, and provided enough This is a sweet love story, wrapped in sexy and then packaged in hellaciously hot. This one had me feeling rainbows and sunshine, and provided enough stormy clouds for me to truly appreciate the rainbow and sunshine.
After a drunken night, Jeremy hooks up with his best friend Ben, and he doesn’t know how to move on from it. He can’t get over the way Ben made him feel, but he’s not gay right? The thoughts of their night of passion have him going a bit crazy, and he’s finding it hard to focus. However with all his struggling feelings, he wants his best friend back, but he doesn’t know how to move forward from the night that they had sex.
Jeremy also has struggles with his family, and being from strong southern roots, he fears the retaliation of his family if he gets involved with a man and not just any man a black man. So the fears are strong, but he’s realizing that the feelings he has for Ben are stronger.
Ben is… I am in love with this blue-eyed choco-caramel. He’s always been in love with Jeremy, but he could accept that his best friend wasn’t into guys; until the night, they hook up. Now he fears he might have influenced Jeremy somehow and carries that guilt. Yet, he is willing to take scraps if that’s all Jeremy can offer him.
This was just such a sweet story, with two beautiful characters. I can see Ben so clearly in my mind, those blue eyes just hypnotic as shit. I once had a blue eyed black friend in junior high, and I was willing to rip my clothes off for him ^_~. So Jeremy never stood a chance when it came to Ben.
This novella made my heart feel super happy, and I obsessed with Ben. I realized that this is not first character by M.L that had me losing my pants, I am also quite taken with Dane from Bring The Heat. She writes these vividly hot characters, that you cannot help falling in love with. Wanting, had me wanting more. I really enjoyed reading this one.
SideNote- I love their roommate Al. He is funny and sweet and I just can’t wait to read his book.
I am deeply in love with story. From what I have read of Lynn Lorenz, her characters are always so realistic. Its situations that any person could beI am deeply in love with story. From what I have read of Lynn Lorenz, her characters are always so realistic. Its situations that any person could be going through. The struggle, the desperation, and the guilt that comes with feeling like you didn’t do enough. All that and more was apart of this story, and the romance just pushed it to a completely awesome kinda level.
Scott lives on the streets, and he’s had his fair share of tough times, experiences that no young person should have. Scott is strong though, and he tries to make it in a city destroyed but not ruined. The streets of New Orleans are dangerous, but there is a fierce pride in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Scott is living in a shelter he has a job, and he’s saving his money. So you see life isn’t keeping him down.
Tony lost everything in Katrina, his family and all the things he loved. He carries strong guilt, because he survived and his family did not. So why should he have anything. He’s done many things to make some money, and now he’s about to resort to robbery.
Scott and Tony meet for the first time, when a man jumps Scott to take his money. It is the very thing Tony was about to do, but changes his mind at the last minute. He comes to Scotts rescue, but hunger and surviving has him taking Scott’s money anyways. During the little crime gone badly, Scott and Tony are very aware of each other.
The chemistry between Scott and Tony is explosive, the contrast of their description electrifies. They pull you in, even though the relationship moves quickly, but ‘why the hell not’ they deserve all the happiness because they have been through so much.
The writing is amazing! Its like I was transported to streets of New Orleans, I could taste the food in my mouth and feel the chill on the deserted streets that Scott walked. I want to pack my bags and take a trip, it’s a place I’ve always been in love with, and Lynn makes me love it even more.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a love story, and it will make your heart feel super happy. I fell in love with Scott and Tony and you can too. I wish it were longer so I could have had more time basking in the awesomeness.
My checklist of why this book was awesome. 1. Japan 2. Japanese Men 3. Yakuza 4. Interracial Love 5. Hot Man Love
I was somewhat iffy about this book in the beginning; it was a bit stereotypical of Japanese culture. With the cell phone, and the cos play and all that. Then internally I mulled it over and realized that almost everything in this book has some actual truth. This culture is all about family and honour, though conservative they are just rich in history and culture.
This book had me at Shigure Matsunaga. Shigure is a Yakuza, the English equivalent being a Japanese mob boss. He is from the lowest of the lowest when it comes to his family background, but he worked his way to the top of the food chain. Now he is a respected Yakuza, at a big fancy party mixing with the richest in bloodlines. His appearance tells you what he is, and though the upper class Japanese people hate to rub elbows with him, they need him and his men. At this party is where Shigure meets his Gaijin (non- Japanese).
Kenneth Harris is a gaijin in Japan, even though he speaks fluent Japanese and knows the customs. He still is treated like an outsider. To add more fire to the flame he has two different coloured eyes. Not only an outsider but also a freak. He feels very much the alien at a ritzy party of the Japanese upper crust, so he gets lost in his own world. Until the man with the dangerous aura captures his attention. All his instincts are saying Shigure will be bad for him, but… his cock and his heart are really into Shigure.
The attraction is instantaneous, and the bathroom stall knows it (hot getting off scene). The men begin a tentative fire cracking relationship. Though Ken is willing to give Shigure everything, Shigure is reluctant to move forward cus he is hooking up with an outsider. It becomes a battle of the feelings, and some serious rough housing between Ken and his Yakuza. All that rough housing led to some seriously Hawt scenes. Ask the back of a car and the people on the sidewalks, cus they got a show.
The plot thickens when Ken is kidnapped and tortured, which leads to some serious bro-mance between him and someone who once hated him. I really liked Ken, he is far from a normal uke (bottom), he is one feisty little ass kicking thing. Shigure had me at “Moshi moshi”. Together they are dynamite, sexy, and crazy. Just had one hell of a time reading it.
SideNote- Interracial love is the shit. I am all for it, and I think everyone should do it (lol). The world is filled with so many different races and cultures, so why not dabble. Its a sad shame that being of different races keep people apart. Think of how less ignorant we would be, if we took the time to learn more about another culture/race/person. Thats just my two sense.
My checklist continued… 6. Hot men in a bathhouse 7. The hottest description of some serious ink 8. Bro-mance 9. Japanese Men (think I wrote that already, but it’s very important) 10. Criminal/Upstanding Citizen
Though this book is quite predictable, offers up a somewhat original story in the gay PNR genre. It still contains the same formula that is most shifter books; finding one’s destined mate and overcoming a series of obstacles. I enjoyed all the characters, and I really am hoping it will become a spectacular series.
Seth Davies is trying to make a new life after enduring extreme torture and abuse from his past. He moves to the quiet town of Senaka, Wyoming in hopes of finally having a life. Where he can be a great veterinarian and let his wolf run free without being discovered and hurt. However, living in Senaka comes with a bit of prejudice, being a white man in Cheyenne territory but the people have been good, and Seth is hoping to make his life there.
Problems arise when he finally meets the town sheriff, and the hate is strongly coming off in waves for Seth. Kasey the town sheriff dislikes the white man, and its killing him to seek help from the Vet. Kasey does not hide his prejudices and Seth is starting to feel as if things won’t be as easy as he imagined. However, faith will have a role in bringing both men together and the journey will not be easy.
I really did enjoy this story. It was a sweet, and kept the suspense coming. It moves quite well, but I felt the book could have been just as good with less pages. After awhile I felt as if it was just dragging on, and became a repetition of it-self. I did like the MCs (main characters) but my interest is piqued by a relationship that feels up coming. I am really hoping for a second book.
The sex, I thought it was average based on the amount. When actual intercourse happens at almost 50% through the book, ‘in no way is that too much sex’. The discrimination part of the book might be offensive to some readers, and Kasey might come off as a racist, but I believe him to be misinformed. You can blame it one the ‘single story’ that Kasey had of the white people.
Overall, an easy and light read about shifters. A creepy stalker and that of love conquering all, and a sweet HEA. The ending leaves you in hope for a sequel and possibly a wonderful series about the wolves finding their destined mates.
I am so happy I read this book, even though anthologies are my least fave to read. Well I haveMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
I am so happy I read this book, even though anthologies are my least fave to read. Well I have no complaints, I loved this book every freaking story had me grinning, and getting feelings in my heart. A perfect Christmas read, about the joys of the holiday. It could have been all ‘happy love is all we need’ but each story had a little something more. Every story has a uniqueness that stand on its own. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.
Lucky Dip by Clare London We find Andrew Jackson a teacher preparing for the school’s annual Christmas party. The stress is high and the kids are rowdy but he can’t disappoint them. When he is paired with his ex-boyfriend Gregg who dumped him a few weeks before. Andrew is feeling like things can’t get any worse. When both men get locked in a storage closet they both have to face the feelings they still have for each other, and Gregg has some grovelling to do.
This story was super cute. I loved the kids and Andrew is this clumsy and sweet man. Greg seems like a go-getter, all suave and charming. I really liked the theme of this one, lovers finding their way back to each other over the holidays. It’s definitely the tamest story when it comes to sex, but what it lacks in hot sure makes it up in cute.
Butterscotch Kisses by Chrissy Munder Mathew Morrison is the shy guy, not as outgoing as he wants to be. He is determined over the holidays to get over his fear of heights. He feels that he can make the climb to the top of the hill and kick fear in its butt he will finally get the confidence he lacks. A series of attempts prove unsuccessful, but the 'cute ticket guy' surely lifts his spirits. Mathew decides to try his fear conquering on one of the coldest and its cute ticket guy to the rescue.
I enjoyed Mathew. He is such an endearing character, he will so definitely capture you heart. I wanted him to have everything he wanted. His determination might even have given him a chance at love. This story was super sweet.
Wintertide by Lou Harper Two men have a meeting at a Santa Monica Pier just weeks before Christmas. Jem a young man finding his way in the world, and Oscar the older man slowly making his way from losing his partner of many years. Their meeting leads to a night of hot sex, and a little misunderstanding on Jem’s part that might keep them apart. This novella stood out to me, it has a small paranormal aspect to it but nothing that is too unbelievable. I loved that Oscar’s POV was included, it made the characters richer and in the end, you wanted them to both find happiness and love with each other. This story made me sad and happy at the same.
When In Amsterdam by Josephine Myles I am seriously jonesing for this one. I loved this sexy little Christmas kink story. Brandon is visiting Amsterdam with his new boyfriend Jos for their Sinterklass celebration. It’s a new and budding relationship but you can tell that both men feel strongly for each other. There is the shyness from Brandon who feels that he might not be able to offer what Jos needs sexually, but he blows that out the water.
It is…. I can’t even find the words, but it’s my absolute favourite in the entire anthology. I loved the diversity with which you always find in Josephine’s writing. I love the interracial love, just makes the story so much more. I am just in love with this one, an awesmazing job.
A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips and Thou by J.L Merrow Last but certainly not least is my second fave short in the anthology. It’s quirky and its fun and I love the witches. Liam is the only man in a house full of women, making it by playing the sax at King’s Cross-station. There is a man who always captures his interest, but can never find the opportunity to make a move. When his mom and Aunt’s give him some crazy Christmas gifts, Liam might actually land the man he has had his eye on.
This was super cute and funny, with a mix of sexy. I loved all the quirky characters and the playful dialogue, definitely a winner by J.L Merrow. It was a joy to read.
Overall, this anthology was super awesome. There is a story in here for every reader. Each one offers its own unique writing style and though the theme here is all about Christmas, none of the stories can be compared to each other. It’s the erotic, meets the sweet and in comes the sexy. This one caused a whole lot of pants losing, and I am still at this moment searching for them. It will warm your heart and have you burning in other places. Fantastic! ...more
I often times start reading a book without expecting anything extraordinary, the blurb sounds interesting and I say to myself “yep, go ahead and read it”. In most circumstances, the book is just an all right read, and then you have those other times when you get so much more than expected. This time was one of those, Boats in the Night captured a piece if me. Miss Myles writing is superb and honest, the characters are flawed and I find that simply perfect. It was a surprise how much I loved the characters and the story, and kept thinking about them long after I had finished reading about them.
Giles Rathbourne is trying to get back on track after coming out of a bad relationship and bad break-up. He is one drink away from being an alcoholic, and he recently flipped on his co-workers. So facing no job, no boyfriend the drink is sounding very good. Giles lives in his childhood home that has view of the British Canal, and its high living (aka, he’s a bit of a snob). Feeling down and alone, Giles has pretty much had it, until the rumbling of a narrow boat comes a knocking at his backdoor (not as pervy as it sounds).
Smutty is a traveler, what you would call a free spirit. He is fire dancer, which earned him the nickname Smutty, cus he’s ashy and dirty when he’s done but it could be cus he’s a very dirty boy. Though he’s all carefree, Smutty has had his share of experiences some good and others very bad. He keeps on smiling and living, never staying in one place for a lengthy periods of time. Until his eyes land on the uptight and haughty Giles, the man looks likes he needs saving and Smutty feels like he should be the one to do it though it might not be the best idea.
The theme here is opposites attracts. Giles and Smutty are as different as night and day which creates the perfect balance. Where Giles has had only one serious relationship with his douche bag of an ex. Smutty has been there, done that and something else. The two together is written splendidly, I could not put the book down. Every character introduced holds your attention, even the ever present asshole that is Fabian (Giles’s ex). He is the person you hate and hope to meet on the street corner in hopes that a bus would accidentally drive by and hit him (maybe that’s just me). The contrast between Giles’s now lover and then lover is a major change.
The writing moves with wicked fluidity and I was entertained through out, Smutty is one of my new fave characters. He is honest and just says everything like it is. No mincing of the words. Giles was annoying in the beginning but as the book went on, I really liked him. Hanging with Fabian the fake made him prickly, so I can forgive him.
I only have one beef with this book, and it’s the little twist offered up in the ending (highly predictable). I was hoping and praying that the author would not go there but I am a sinner so my prayers went unanswered. I did not like it at all! Talk about an unnecessary turn of events. Plus, I just cannot see Smutty being friends/lovers with someone so rotten. Not a shining part of the book, ruined what could have been deemed perfection by me.
Overall, I really loved this one, and Ms Myles just made it on my must authors to read list. It’s a refreshing romance about the two least likely people to fall in love. Smutty and Giles together are hot as hell but sweet as can be. I guarantee a pants losing.
Cole McGinnis was once a cop but tragedy led him to leave his the force and become a Private Investigator. He’s mostly alone after losing his love4.5
Cole McGinnis was once a cop but tragedy led him to leave his the force and become a Private Investigator. He’s mostly alone after losing his lover/partner, and gets his fun catching cheating spouses and lesbian grannies. When Cole’s brother approaches him to do some investigating into a suicide, his whole world goes from boring to life threatening when he meets Jae-Min the cousin of the man who committed suicide. Cole’s life is about to go bat shit crazy.
Seems the suicide might have been murder, and everywhere Cole goes people start to die. He’s getting half-truths from Jae-Min and nothing seems to be adding up. The only thing that is fact is that someone wants to keep him from finding the truth, and someone is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way. Thus begins a somewhat volatile and somewhat lukewarm (On Jae’s part) relationship between Jae-Min and Cole.
Alright, I really did enjoy reading this book and it comes as no surprise that I totally loved Cole being half Japanese and Jae-Min Korean. Seriously, a hook-up like this is what my dreams are made of. There was also a solid story filled with enough twist and turns to grab the reader’s attention. The variation of characters is what makes this book so much for fun me, it had a mix of everything like a one of those crime dramas all mashed into one.
I loved Cole’s voice, though at times, his internal rambling was just too insane in the membrane, but he is memorable and adorable. Jae-Min, love how he’s all-pretty but I don’t really know him. He was just ‘there’ for me though totally hot as hell. I find that these two always seem to find the time for loving when they were both injured. Jae-Min gunshot wound to the head, Cole almost being blown up but all that didn’t slow these men down. They are made of serious strong stuff!
Overall, I love it! Lots of cultural and controversial stuff here about being gay in an Asian family. They really are family orientated, and the expectation can be daunting. It must be tough never to truly be yourself, and I think Dirty Kiss offered a good representation of that. I look forward to seeing Cole and Jae-Min again because the situation felt very HFN (happy for now). I feel there is more to be offered up about these men and I look forward to it. Saranghae Dirty Kiss!
I spent hours in complete *ponder* over this novella. I don’t know if I will get this review righMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
I spent hours in complete *ponder* over this novella. I don’t know if I will get this review right, but I will express why this unusual and deeply intense story is worth being read. I expected there to be the dark, because what else can you find in prison right? I expected a lot of rape, violence of the worst kind, and some hope that this book would end happily. I was proven wrong in two out of three of them.
Troy Khoury is serving life in prison for a crime that isn’t even worth that much. That is what happens when a cop is killed and you were somehow involved. He is to suffer for his twin’s wrongdoing and the problem is his other half isn’t even there to serve the time with him. So he is in the worst possible place without the one person who made him whole. Troy is a bit on the pretty side, and he is fresh meat so the inmates are gunning for his ass (quite literally). When Troy is ordered to kill someone, he has decisions to make, either take someone’s life or become whore to the worst sort of men. Killing isn’t his MO but survival is.
His target Daniel is attractive, and luring him in with sex will not be the hard part because Troy finds himself attracted to the man. Its when Daniel starts to become more than a target, is where it gets hard. Their meeting is anticlimactic but it’s when they get together in the shower that I fizzled and burned in the chair I was reading in. My thoughts (shit this scene is hot and man it’s in the prison showers). So lets just say all the romantic shit ceases to exist in this book. Troy is second guessing himself wondering if he has the guts to kill a man he might care for, but somehow his own life seems more important.
This story is only 50 pages long and there is a completely novel length of things to think about. Like Saturnalia a time celebrated just before Christmas, a time for lawlessness and opportunity to have something more if only for a time (basically a time to switch things up). I could believe in Saturnalia or I could question Troy’s mental stability after being incarcerated. He is a lonely kid who has to kill to survive in prison; he lost someone very close to him and has to spend the rest of his life in prison. Living in ones mind where there are, ‘pretty things’ is not so bad.
This is a book you will think about, and I guess the authors have done their job. I thought I got a neatly wrapped HEA, and I would have been happy with it. Though I would have just marked it off as *just another story*. Then it surprises you with a WTF moment, and you know it’s not just another story. Whether you love it or hate it. The illusion of a happily ever after is there but in the end it’s just that an illusion (maybe). What could possibly be a good outcome for two men who will live the rest of their lives behind bars. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for Daniel and Troy, no matter how much you wish otherwise. This makes the reading experience all that much harder, because you come to care for the characters. It’s a grim story but beautiful in its own way.
Overall, I really liked the story and the characters and though I want happiness for them. The reality is their might not be any, but at least they have each other (in a sense). It’s dark but offers some romantic and a little sweet. Its sexy in a straight-up push you against the wall and take what I want sort of way. Its many things but its what you the reader makes of it. Every moment in this story could have been a fantasy of a scared and messed up boy, but what it makes you feel is entirely your own.
SideNote- As a cover slut, this one just makes me super happy *gawds I love it*
This was my first time experiencing Anne Tenino’s writing, and believe me folks it will not be my last. I loved this story, and it was free O_O wh4.5
This was my first time experiencing Anne Tenino’s writing, and believe me folks it will not be my last. I loved this story, and it was free O_O who said the best things in life aren’t free? Clearly, they had no idea what they were talking about.
Nik ‘Nikhil’ has a chip on his shoulder, and that chip is his hometown. Being adopted from India and living in a predominant white town hasn’t always been easy for Nik, and to make him even more of an oddity he’s gay. So he’s now the gay dark skin Indian guy, and the attention he got wasn’t always good. Now he’s home from college on a school break, and the only reason he comes back is because of his parents. Otherwise, he would stay clear of the place he grew up in.
Then he meets Jurgen Dammerung (sex on legs with a licence to carry) and Nik is instantly attracted, but he doesn’t want to end up the dark notch on another white guy’s belt. He’s feeling Jurgen though and Nik’s inner slut is saying go for it (his inner slut is fierce). He can’t deny the attraction he feels for Jurgen, and when the fires burn and a bike beckons, Nik just has to hold on for the hot ride.
I freaking loved this story! I laughed, lost my pants, and had heart failure all while reading the same freaking page. Jurgen… is like some kind of sexy and Nik I just love that snaky bastard. I can’t believe this story is FREE; I would seriously pay 4.99 for this (seriously).
The story moves with Nik not being confident that the relationship will last, which adds the right amount of angst and provide some conflict. It’s a hellaciously hot story, and I love the contrast of Nik’s darker skin and Jurgen’s lighter tone. The hand job scene is what dreams are made of. I love it!
Did I mention it was Free O_O, its mind blasting. This is the first story I have read by the author, and folks it won’t be my last. I am going at Anne Tenino hard (that sounds dirty), because I like what I read. Grab this one folks. A guaranteed pants losing!
I am a fan of the opposites attract, and Simon and Jay couldn’t be more opposite. Simon the upstanding African-American with his society family and hi I am a fan of the opposites attract, and Simon and Jay couldn’t be more opposite. Simon the upstanding African-American with his society family and his job in advertising. Jay the Irish-American bartender, from the Surbs, and the only thing upstanding about him is when he’s hard (oh, snap I just went there).
When Simon walks into Jay’s bar after a meeting with a client, he’s just looking to unwind with a drink. What he never expects is the flirty bartender, and the instant attraction. Seems alcohol won’t be the only stress relief for Simon, when Jay takes him to the back and swallows him whole. It was supposed to be a one-time hook up, but Simon can’t get blue eyed Jay out of his mind. Simon isn’t looking for a relationship, but he can’t deny attraction for Jay, so he calls him knowing that his life is about to change.
In the beginning, it’s just casual hook-ups but Jay finds himself falling for Simon, but Simon is so deeply closeted that him and the boogieman hang out. Jay came out to his family and everyone a long time ago, not everyone was on par with his orientation but he was not gonna hide. He’s unsure if he can hide for Simon, but knows that the weight would be lighter if Simon accepts who he is.
It becomes a battle of wills, Jay trying to point the positive in coming clean, and Simon pointing out he could lose everything if he does. The guys do start a beautiful relationship and it would have been a smooth book, but family drama from both side of the spectrum provides the right amount of angst.
There is also a bit of racial issues, with Jay’s family being Irish-American. His brother doesn’t quite accept that he’s gay, but also brought home his black boyfriend. Shit became real in that part of the book, and I wanted Simon to be a bit more vocal about being called the N-word. I’m just saying, when you past that boundary, bitch deserves a smack down.
Overall, I really liked this book. Jay and Simon were super sweet, it’s a romance and if you like romance? Then you will like this book. The writing is great, I really do enjoy the author’s writing style, and as a fan of her historicals it won’t be the last time I pick up some Bonnie Dee.