Story Prompt: These guys have been friends for years (and are maybe teammates) and are indulging in a bit of "I'll show you mine..." They're old enoug...moreStory Prompt: These guys have been friends for years (and are maybe teammates) and are indulging in a bit of "I'll show you mine..." They're old enough for looking to lead to touching, to lead to...?
Contemporaries don't usually interest me that much (unless they're BDSM-themed), but I adore geeky/nerdish characters and really like small men paired...moreContemporaries don't usually interest me that much (unless they're BDSM-themed), but I adore geeky/nerdish characters and really like small men paired with much larger ones, so I decided to give this one a try.
In the beginning I was really enjoying it. I liked the author's writing style and absolutely loved the characters. Dar and Gregg are so sweet and wonderful together! (5-stars)
The body odor fetish was a little...odd. I've come across a few books that have lightly touched on this particular fetish, but this is the first one that really went in-depth. I found myself bouncing back and forth between finding it kinda hot/fascinating and being a little bit grossed-out.
After a while, though, the large chunks of "preachy", monologuing dialogue about gays was starting to irritate me and spoil my enjoyment of the story. (4-stars) And everything was just too much sunshine and roses. There was no conflict at all, and everyone was so accepting of their relationship, to the point where it felt way over-the-top and very unrealistic. (3-stars)
I also found the very intimate and very detailed "sex talk" between Dar and his parents kind of weird and...disturbing. I was actually more squicked out by that than I was by some of the more raunchy sex scenes.
And then I found myself just getting kinda bored with it all, so I've put it aside for now. (2-stars) I may go back at a later date and try to finish it...(less)
Taste of a Werewolf by Megan Derr - ★★★ The Visitor by Rukaya Hamdi - ★★★ Bound for Death by Anitra Lynn McLeod - ★★ Bite the Dust by Sarah Madison - ★★★...moreTaste of a Werewolf by Megan Derr - ★★★ The Visitor by Rukaya Hamdi - ★★★ Bound for Death by Anitra Lynn McLeod - ★★ Bite the Dust by Sarah Madison - ★★★★ Friends, Not Food by Julia Talbot - ★★★★ Of Men and Mice by Mara Ismine - ★★★ I Promise by Cardeno C. - ★★ Sitting a Feisty Stallion by I.D. Locke - ★★★★(less)
Out of Options by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks - ★ I thought this story was really horrible. Jarrett was a sick, twisted, sadistic, abusive basta...moreOut of Options by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks - ★ I thought this story was really horrible. Jarrett was a sick, twisted, sadistic, abusive bastard, and Connor made no sense at all to me. One minute he was hating what was being done to him (completely understandable!) and on the verge of puking from the pain, and then the next minute he was wanting more. Bleh. There's no romance here, and I wouldn't even categorize it as erotica...it bordered more on torture, IMO. I found the whole thing very creepy and disturbing.
Obedience Classes by Sean Michael - ★★★★ A very hot story about a shifter teaching an unruly pup a lesson, and claiming his mate in the process. I really enjoyed this one. It was a delicious example of dub-con done well.
What It's Worth by Gryvon - ★★ This one had a lot of potential, but it was much too short. Just when things were getting good, it ended rather abruptly.
Blindside by Stella Harris - ★★★ This one wasn't really dub-con (more like naughty trickery) but it was cute and fairly hot, with a sweet ending.
Unnatural Means by T.C. Mill - ★ I really couldn't get into this one. It was very ponderous and I found the sex scenes kinda boring. I ended up skimming through most of it.
Salting the Earth by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane - ★★ This one was okay. It was well written, but just not my kind of story. I don't really enjoy stories where the MC is passed around like a party favour.(less)