A dragon king - aka demon lord. The dragon king's councilor - aka sexual sidekick. A willing, virginal captive who quickly becomes a pain slut. Lots ofA dragon king - aka demon lord. The dragon king's councilor - aka sexual sidekick. A willing, virginal captive who quickly becomes a pain slut. Lots of spanking. Lots of orgasm denial. A few threesomes and rough sex.
I picked this up because I wanted something different. This is definitely different. It turned out to be a pretty good story. A bit odd, but a good read just the same. It had more of a plot than I was expecting. It's also a kinda/sorta love story. I actually found myself liking King Caine and Jonah. Randell was a bit of an ass and took a little bit of getting used to but I liked him well enough by the time I finished the story.
I only had two issues with the story as a whole. One, it stops at 89% and went onto I'm guessing excerpts from other books by the author. I didn't read beyond 'the end'. Two, there are quite a few editing issues throughout.
I'm sure I'll read the 2nd in the series at some point....more
Trevor is a man-slut and doesn’t care who knows it. All he wants is hot, no-strings sex. He had a relationship once and has no desire to venture down that road again. More than a little vain, he knows he looks good with his jet black hair, leather jacket, and motorcycle. He’s a bad boy and not the least bit ashamed. He’s at a club with his friends when he sees a good looking guy sitting alone at a table across the room. Trevor, who has never had a problem getting pretty much any man he wants, walks over with the intention of charming the guy. Instead, he gets shot down. For the first time probably ever his looks and flirting didn’t faze a guy. Dejected, he walks back to his friends.
“I don’t get it. The guy is adorable, so I gave him my best smile. He looked through me like I didn’t exist. I mean, I’m not shallow or anything, but I know how I look, and usually guys are all over me to get a piece of this, but…”
Oh, he’s shallow. 🙂 So, so shallow.
“Trevor got shot down and he’s wondering if he turned ugly in the last five minutes,” Brent teased.
Trevor discovers the man, whose name is James, is blind. He walks back over and invites him to the table he’s sharing with his friends. Reluctantly, James agrees but only because the loser so-called friend he came to the club with pulled a disappearing act. Something happens and Trevor ends up taking James home. This begins their relationship, though Trevor doesn’t do relationships.
Trevor could do his norm and charm James into bed. Lonely for touch, James would be willing. Something holds Trevor back because he knows that James isn’t like the others he’s been with. This had me going from strongly disliking Trevor to starting to like him. Oh, he had his bonehead moments, but he was good to James and never treated him as less than because of his blindness.
Then there’s James. He’s strong and independent, though his mother treats him like a child. I despised his mother and that didn’t change as I continued to read. She’s snobby and very judgmental, the type of person I can't stand in the real world.
Suddenly Trevor is wanting more. But something happened in his past that makes him terrified of opening up to James. James’ experience with men is nothing like Trevor’s, but he’s been hurt in the past too. They both have to find a way to get over what they went through in order to move forward together.
I absolutely adored watching Trevor come into his own with James. For the first time in a long time he was willing to open his heart to another man. No more slutting around or going out with his friends. He wanted to be with James and only James.
I love how the author wrote James’ character. He’s blind but he’s very independent. The only issue I had with him was his lack of self-confidence. I get it 100% but there were times it came across as whiny when he was with Trevor, not him being scared of moving forward with him because of his disability.
Overall, a very good story. I hope the author continues the series with Trevor's friends, Brent and Dean.
This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review....more
This is one of those times when I really wish Goodreads had half stars. I rounded up because the only reason it's not 5 stars is4.5 stars, rounded up.
This is one of those times when I really wish Goodreads had half stars. I rounded up because the only reason it's not 5 stars is because of something relatively minor that others may not be bothered with.
The blurb tells a lot of the story so I'll just give a few thoughts here.
I adored Arthur from the minute he was introduced. Fox too. They're as different as night and day but they worked so well together. The premise of this story was very unique and it was a pleasure watching these guys as they worked toward their happily-ever-after. Or as HEA as they could have in Victorian London anyway. Arthur has a lot he has to overcome before he gets there but he does get there - with a lot of help from Fox.
I normally shy away from historical romances but I'm really glad I took a chance on We Met in Dreams.
Israel has just discovered that he and another baby were switched in the hospital the day they were born.
Israel has never felt like he belonged withIsrael has just discovered that he and another baby were switched in the hospital the day they were born.
Israel has never felt like he belonged with the man and woman who raised him. His mother was emotionally absent and his father was cold and mean. For Israel's entire twenty-six years he's been called a disappointment, a failure. Through it all he's had Sam, his best friend. When Israel discovers that he's not the child of the couple who raised him he leans on Sam even more.
I adored Sam. It was easy to see from the very beginning that he wanted more with Israel. The hints were all over the place but he didn't act on it because of what had just been dropped in Israel's lap about his parents. And I'm sure he was terrified about losing his best friend if the feelings weren't reciprocated.
Sam and Israel's relationship - outside of just friends anyway - takes awhile to get to but it's worth the wait. The way it happened will have you teary and chuckling at the same time.
I'm a huge fan of friends to lovers stories. Of all that I've read over the years I think Switched is my new all-time favorite.
Oh, how I needed this book. My luck with reading so far in 2017 hasn't been that great. Of the 5 or 6 books I've read only one (before this one) has rOh, how I needed this book. My luck with reading so far in 2017 hasn't been that great. Of the 5 or 6 books I've read only one (before this one) has really been enjoyable. I didn't just enjoy Step by Step. I loved it and didn't want to put my Kindle down for even a minute once I started reading it. It's been a long time since I've read a book that I wanted to read in one sitting.
Jamie, almost 21, is having a horrible day. He's getting evicted from his apartment. He doesn't have money to pay next semester's tuition. He's working three jobs and barely surviving. After a phone conversation with his dad he's convinced his long-time dream of becoming a lawyer is about to be destroyed. He hangs up the phone having not even asked his father for help. It's his parents' fault he's in this mess anyway. They'd saved money for years for Jamie's education only to use it all to fund their very bitter divorce. Dear old Dad thinks he's rolling in the cash because he's working three jobs. I wasn't a fan of Jamie's parents and that didn't change as the story played out.
Guy, 38, doesn't mean to eavesdrop on Jamie's phone conversation with his father but he can't help it. He can, however, help Jamie with all his problems. Once upon a time, when he was the same age as Jamie, he too was in a desperate situation and a kind man helped him. He wants to pay that forward with Jamie if he'll let him.
Jamie is understandably hesitant. Guy could be a serial killer for all he knows. After talking to Guy a little more he agrees to his offer. He has no choice, really. He's about to be homeless and he can't afford to pay next semester's tuition. Guy will give him a place to live, pay his tuition, and even give him an allowance so he can quit all three of his jobs and focus only on his studies - no strings attached. All he asks is that someday Jamie help out someone as he - and Guy before him - had been helped.
This is a love story so you know they eventually get together. It doesn't happen fast and it shouldn't. Jamie has spent his life believing he's straight, though he's never thought sex with a girl was all that. He got off but the experiences didn't make him like other guys his age, wanting it all the time. Everything changes when Jamie overhears Guy having sex with a man on the other side of his bedroom wall. He gets so turned on that he has to take matters into his own hands, so to speak. *grin* After that, things slowly progress and they work toward each other, though that was never part of the original plan.
I love books with characters who have substantial age differences so the seventeen years between Jamie and Guy were right up my reading alley. Because the author allowed the relationship to progress slowly the characters were allowed ample time to work out what they really wanted, especially Jamie. He'd believed his entire life he was straight and then suddenly that was thrown out the window. I don't, however, see this as a GFY story. I see it as OFY because Jamie had never really known who he was until he met Guy. Guy opened up feelings he never knew he had.
Then there are the secondary characters. I fell in love with Ryan, Jamie's best friend. There's also Cole, Guy's district attorney friend, and John, a bar owner. For some reason I could totally picture Ryan and Cole together in their own book. They're as different as night and day, which is probably why I'd love to see it. If not them together, I do hope Ryan, Cole, and John do get their own books. If so, I'll eagerly await the releases.
If you're looking for a sweet love story with scorching hot sex scenes I can't recommend Step by Step enough. Fantastic book.
This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This didn't work for me for a variety of reasons. I'm all about books that have a substantial age difference between the two main characters so that wThis didn't work for me for a variety of reasons. I'm all about books that have a substantial age difference between the two main characters so that was the first thing that had me wanting to read it. I also wanted something short and sweet. I get that the title is Rushing Love but Flynn and Grayson took rushing love to a whole new level. In under 2 days they were practically living together and pledging their undying love. I didn't like Flynn right off. Grayson came across as an immature, horny teenage boy instead of a twenty-one year old man. Flynn is thirty-six but the author wrote him as if thirty-six was ancient. Then there was a scene with Flynn's ex toward the end that sealed it for me. Others may like it. It just wasn't for me.
I simply did not feel it with this story, which puts me in the minority if other reviews are to go by. It read a lot like a M/F romance novel. I read I simply did not feel it with this story, which puts me in the minority if other reviews are to go by. It read a lot like a M/F romance novel. I read a lot of gay romance – my genre of choice – and I guess I just expected better. I'd feel differently had Lucas not been a big ass and Jacob not a doormat. Throw in Lucas' ex - who is given entirely too much time in this book - and it just didn't work for me. If I don't like the main characters I usually don't like the story. My first impression of Lucas was not good and it didn't get better the more I read.
This is one of those times when I really wish Goodreads had half stars. I'm rounding it up instead of down because the one thing4.5 stars, rounded up.
This is one of those times when I really wish Goodreads had half stars. I'm rounding it up instead of down because the one thing that had me knock a half star off my rating was in regards to a secondary character, not a main one.
It's been a long time since I've read a M/F romance. I saw Thrust on Amazon and decided to take a chance. I've been known to buy books based solely on their covers and I shallowly admit that this was one of those times. Look at it. :)
With that being said, I went into this not expecting much more than porn without plot. The ten inches of real estate in the blurb turned me off. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. I'm glad I took a chance because I really enjoyed this.
Alex Vega is a high-priced male escort. While at an art auction with one of his clients he sets his sights on Olivia. After a cat fight between Alex's current client and another one who happens to be at the auction, things get interesting between the two.
Olivia's only goal is to open a charitable organization that trains service dogs for veterans with PTSD. She worked her butt off to organize the auction in hopes of raising enough money to make it happen. She's finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel... then Alex Vega shows up and ruins everything.
This is where the story starts and where it gets hot as hell.
Alex is an arrogant jerk. He's very full of himself and believes he's God's gift to women. Early on I despised him. Surprisingly, as the story played out and I got to see more of his character, I started to really like the guy. By the time I finished the book I loved him. One of the best things about the story for me was that Olivia was no doormat. The main reason I stopped reading M/F is because I felt like all I was reading about were female characters who went from strong to weak the instant a hot guy came into their world. Olivia wasn't like that. Oh, she had her TSTL moments, but she still stood up for herself and proved that she was strong and didn't have to have a man to survive.
Overall, a very good book and not at all what I was expecting. There are a lot of hot sex scenes but there's also a good story. I'll definitely be reading more by this author.
Between 4.25 and 4.5 stars, rounded up because I really enjoyed each story.
I am a huge fan of this author. At last count I've read close to 40 of his,Between 4.25 and 4.5 stars, rounded up because I really enjoyed each story.
I am a huge fan of this author. At last count I've read close to 40 of his, I think? I originally discovered him through his horror, though I love his romance as well. Unhinged has the best of both worlds. There's horror and romance, though not always in the traditional sense. If you've been on the fence about reading Rick's horror, this is the perfect anthology for you to get your feet wet. Highly recommended.
Echoes - 4.5 stars
How I Met My Man - 4.5 stars
The Man From Milwaukee - 4 stars
Sluggo Snares A Vampire - 4 stars
The Ghost in #9 - 4.5 stars
Incubus - 4.5 stars
Full reviews of each story can be found at -
This book was provided by Wilde City Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.