I was lucky to get an arc in return for an honest review. So very, very lucky - as this book was AMAZING!!
This book was just sooooo good! W...more♡♥5 Stars♥♡
I was lucky to get an arc in return for an honest review. So very, very lucky - as this book was AMAZING!!
This book was just sooooo good! Well worth the 2 year wait! It picks up immediately from “Six Degrees of Lust”, with both guys still in South Beach, and still coming to terms with the change of rules, which they are both more than happy with, but still not ready to share just how happy! Seriously Sam and Mac make playing-your-cards-close-to-your-chest a fine art!!
They both need to head home now – Sam has to head back to NY where the Leviticus case is still unsolved, and Mac needs to get back to his job in Texas - he is a partner with Braxton in the new club opening in New York, so at least it shouldn’t be too long before they get together again. They both still have serious family issues to deal with too. Mostly of the female variety…
I know from the previous book that there was some criticism of the portrayal of the females in this book – and that (I am afraid) doesn’t change – in so much as most females are still unmitigated bitches! Sandy, Sam’s sister, is at least more understandable in her nastiness – she is still well under the control of her husband even though he is in prison, and my heart broke for Nicky. Again. We learn more about Gabi, Sam and the baby – which is really sad, as readers of Lust would have pieced together. But while I understand where Gabi is coming from – hell hath no fury, blah, blah, blah, I just do not like her. She needs to move on. Although even as I write that I think – for your husband to cheat on you sucks; for your husband to cheat on you with a man sucks twofold – as there really is no way you can compete. But what I don’t get is her surrounding herself with gay men when she sometimes talks almost like she is a homophobe. Ugh.. I do know these are fictional characters.. really! But dammit, TVD does such an amazing job with them that they really come to life. The last of the bitches is Amy – and honestly, I think she is the worst of the bunch. Mac falls over himself for her and the twins, he really loves those kids as if they were his own – and he deserves a much better friend than he has in Amy. So not sweet as sugah :-P
The plot twists and turns in this series are mind boggling! Taylor has done an amazing job with laying stuff out that you think you knew only to be confuzzled again! Clever, clever writing! But what I love most are all the characters in what is a wonderful ensemble cast – so many characters we have met already that I cannot wait to read more about, and some new ones too. I think Logan may be my favourite, and I hope his book comes up next. But then I also love Braxton… and Remy… and Christian.
We also get to see a little bit more of the others on Sam’s team.. no, not that team.. his FBI team! Duncan and Zane need to work undercover and damn but I was wanting more of that… when you read the book, I reckon you will agree! We also get to meet a very interesting new character - Det. Eric Callahan in Houston, he is working on the hate crimes there, and a meeting is scheduled for him to touch base with his NY counterparts. I am seeing him hooking up with one of my fave characters … for “seeing” read praying!
I probably haven’t really told you much plot here – it is such a convoluted story – with twists and turns that had me going .. oooh! Aaah! WTF? OMG! … that I can’t really share, or else this review will become a story in itself. What I can say is the murders carry on; Sam and Mac progress beautifully in their relationship; Remy and Chris are still walking like Egyptians – yes, in denial – Boom! Boom! ; Logan and Brax are still the best friends you could ever ask for (now they just need to find lurve - Taylor, do you see that? L U R V E !!) and the ending leaves you dying for the next book! DYING!
So to sum up– if you liked “Six Degrees of Lust” then you will LOVE this next instalment in what is gearing up to be one of the best series, ever! And if you haven’t yet read “Six Degrees of Lust” then you have to time to get it and the accompanying short stories and be well set for when this book comes out! (less)
Can anyone ever match up to the “love of your life” ? Life itself goes on, so in theory you get a second crack at love – if you are lucky, and maybe e...moreCan anyone ever match up to the “love of your life” ? Life itself goes on, so in theory you get a second crack at love – if you are lucky, and maybe even want to move on. Tony seemed content to meander along – and don’t you hate the word content? Life should be LIVED! Certainly your partner that passed away would want you to move on. Surely. Then when fate smiles down on you and you meet someone out of the blue – doing something that the both of you do all the time – Tony orders in, regularly. Brandon delivers take away, regularly (well, it is his job LOL) But one day your paths collide and there is a spark of interest, you would be a fool not to act on it and this Tony did, in such a sweet way. Which I won’t tell you how, just the why ….
Tony was over a decade younger than his partner – who was everything to him, mentor as well as lover, he helped Tony out when he had really needed it. Now he meets Brandon, who is 10 years younger than him and has had a pretty rough time of it. His family are not great, and he is working two jobs to fund college. Life is tough. Sleep a luxury he doesn’t often get. I really liked Brandon! He was doing it tough, but you didn’t get the sense that he was a whiner – he just got on with it. The perfect setting to “pay it forward“. Tony was great too – two lovely guys that just needed to get past a couple of obstacles: age difference and the shadow of that great love.
This is definitely not the kind of book I would normally pick up, it has 2 things that don’t really feature high on my “gotta read THAT radar” – clown...moreThis is definitely not the kind of book I would normally pick up, it has 2 things that don’t really feature high on my “gotta read THAT radar” – clowns and gangbangs. But … you know … I like to read outside of my little ol’ comfort zone every once in a while, so I went for it.
In the grand scheme of things I need some connection to, and between, the characters that I am reading about for me to find any sexual scenes erotic – no matter how graphic they are! I also don’t really find a scene sexy just because there is more than one “coupling” going on… more is not always merrier. But again… I tried to distance myself and my usual book choices and just go with the flow – and it worked. To a degree… So, bring on the Clowns!!
I must say that throughout it all I really felt the love that Kyle felt for his boyfriend, and maybe that helped me through. I really am a romantic at heart, and seek it out in every book I read … and if that comment confuses you, then you’ll have to just go, and Buy The Book!
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this via Netgalley. It is available for Pre-order from Riptide Publishing.
It is very difficult to say muc...moreI was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this via Netgalley. It is available for Pre-order from Riptide Publishing.
It is very difficult to say much in a review of such a short book, that hasn’t either been said in the blurb already or leaves absolutely nothing new for the reader to discover themselves – but what I can say is that I liked the story. A lot. It was very, very sexy! Phone sex always is – and when it is done with photos in the change room of a store it moves it up a whole ‘nother level
Have you ever read a book that you have loved – but cannot pinpoint what, exactly, you loved about it? This book is that book to me. For a big part of...moreHave you ever read a book that you have loved – but cannot pinpoint what, exactly, you loved about it? This book is that book to me. For a big part of the book I hated ALL of the MC’s. It also has one of my most hated tropes – cheating. Yet… at the end of the book, looking back at the story arc, I find that I loved the whole damn story – of course hindsight is a wonderful thing … and, sure, reading the back page when you are only 32% in kinda makes a mockery of hindsight, per se. But still.
Just. Loved. This. Book. So. Much !!! So sweet and sexy and funny - Danny was fabulous (of course) and Lance was just sublime. His love and wonderment...moreJust. Loved. This. Book. So. Much !!! So sweet and sexy and funny - Danny was fabulous (of course) and Lance was just sublime. His love and wonderment was palpable. I keep flicking through it again 24hrs later. Beautiful, beautiful book.(less)
This is one of the very sweetest, and most heart warming stories I have read in a very long time. Normally I have a very low "sweet tolerance" in book...moreThis is one of the very sweetest, and most heart warming stories I have read in a very long time. Normally I have a very low "sweet tolerance" in books I read - yet the author managed to avoid the trap of overplaying it. The balance of sweet and angst is a delicate thing, and she pulled it off perfectly.
Connor was at times adorable and at times Oh-My-God-I-Wanna-Throttle-Him!! He was so socially inept it was heartbreaking. His escape is his music - he lives through every difficult situation with his own personal accompaniment, and as someone who doesn't know their adagio from their entr'acte I actually liked it. Not once did it have me thinking, oh my God, here we go again.... It just lent itself beautifully to the unfolding story.
I’ve got to say – I love reading BDSM. I can, however, count on one hand the number of books that have me “gett...moreKinky Kismet at its best!!! LOVED IT !!
I’ve got to say – I love reading BDSM. I can, however, count on one hand the number of books that have me “getting” it. This is one of them. Plus it has the added ingredient of some of the most beautiful lines I have ever read . . .
"and for a former stripper, revenge is a dish best served extra hot." that's H A W T :-) soooo looking forward to more Tristan and Jared!
So thanks to...more"and for a former stripper, revenge is a dish best served extra hot." that's H A W T :-) soooo looking forward to more Tristan and Jared!
So thanks to Netgalley I was able to read this before release - cos really I couldn't wait !! But it was worth the wait, should I have waited LOL whatever ...
Bloody Hell :-) but Book 2 was just as good as the first - if not better! Certainly hotter!I loved how Jared has developed a bit of swagger, yet we still see glimpses of the sweet boy from before; and Tristan .... control freak Tristan, forced to watch - as he is lead a merry dance by Jared. Well, a "sexy lap" dance, should I say :-) Poor Tristan left cursing himself for not going for it with Jared, while he had the chance.
The sizzle factor was scorching - absolutely off the charts! But once again Witt and Voinov have proven that even in a story with so few words, and most of which are relative to one long titilating seduction scene - there can still be a story arc, and characters that are really easy to connect with - and care about. I am itching to know more about Rolex - and longing for the book where he really lets go. The ending was so cute.
What I would love to know is how the writing team do the split - I see Voinov as Rolex, for some reason. Maybe the cufflinks. With Witt voicing the boys.
I am so looking forward to the next installment. . . . yep, Nick is gonna be a keeper!
I loved this book. Was it the best plot driven, character driven or angst laden book I've ever read? No. Maybe not. But I could not put it down - and...moreI loved this book. Was it the best plot driven, character driven or angst laden book I've ever read? No. Maybe not. But I could not put it down - and that's what I base my stars on. Level of enjoyment as a whole - and I enjoyed this book a whole lot :-)
Andrew, as a young boy, had a crush on his teacher. A male teacher. And has definite fantasies of the two of them together. However he witnesses a steamy session involving this teacher that leaves him both hurt and very anti-gay.
Now, a decade on, his sister has cancer so he upsticks and moves to New York (leaving his job offer in Kansas) to be there for her. It is here that the out of work actor is offered a job as a male escort. Gay for pay. He can do this. It's just another acting gig. Right? Right.
His first job is a date with Cormac Donovan, a Senator based in California. Andrew is pretty up front about being gay for pay and the subsequent friendship forged between these two is solid. Andrew is now Cormac's regular date whenever he is in New York. But of course Andrew has other clients, from jobs where he is a naked pool boy, to erotic house cleaner ..... Then we meet Panesh and Sven. Through these two, and their "job requirements" Andrew is able to admit that maybe he is in fact bi and this acts as a turning point in his and Cormac's arrangement that leaves them realizing just how much more there is to their relationship.
By the cover, the title and the blurb I knew this was going to be a hard read. And it was. Very dark. But damn it was powerful. I actually really "enj...moreBy the cover, the title and the blurb I knew this was going to be a hard read. And it was. Very dark. But damn it was powerful. I actually really "enjoyed" it, if enjoyed is the right word. What that says about me? I'm not sure. This story took me well out of my comfort-reading- zone, but sometimes it is good to be stretched like that. Probably just as well that it was short though :-)(less)
A wonderful addition to a great series! Kevin and Blondie were sooooo good! The whole cast was great too; if only we all had a friend like Jack. I hop...moreA wonderful addition to a great series! Kevin and Blondie were sooooo good! The whole cast was great too; if only we all had a friend like Jack. I hope we get more in this world.... Come on...show me the Money :-) (less)
I don't often read historical, Lanyon and Voinov being the exceptions to my rule - I read everything by these 2!! this book was incredible. Yet again...moreI don't often read historical, Lanyon and Voinov being the exceptions to my rule - I read everything by these 2!! this book was incredible. Yet again Aleks is able to convey so much in so few words - short stories are an art and Voinov is an artist. I don't have to have HEA's but also don't like crying so I was anxious how the story would play out. It went well :-D very very well. And as always I love reading Aleks' bit at the and where he touches on the writing process - and I am in total awe at the research required and subsequent seamless interpretation into a smooth read. Does that make sense? you can tell I'm no writer lol(less)