"Senses" is one of my favourite sires by Andrew Grey, but this isn’t your average story, not even for Mr. Grey! Connor is a handyman and an artist whe...more"Senses" is one of my favourite sires by Andrew Grey, but this isn’t your average story, not even for Mr. Grey! Connor is a handyman and an artist when it comes to wood and furniture. He was also a throwaway child—a fact he’s never gotten over completely. Dan is a business mogul with a huge heart, though most are never privileged enough to see it. When these two men meet, it’s anything but love at first site for Connor, who misinterprets what he sees when visiting the local orphanage.
Dan was also a throwaway child, but instead of retreating, he’s decided to build his own family. When he needs some work done on his large home to accommodate the needs of his new son, Jerry, he’s referred to Connor, but things don’t go so smoothly for their reintroduction. Once they do meet and the facts of what Connor saw previously are revealed, the men form a tentative friendship around the work needed for Jerry.
Let me say now, there are places you will NEED a full box of Kleenex to get through, but never fear, it’s a wonderful, sweet, and hope filled story of love, overcoming the past, and learning to live the life one has. Andrew Grey’s stories are always wonderful, even when he breaks our hears just to build them better than before. This is one such story. The pain each character carries is great—whether it is the crutches Lila (Dan’s daughter) needs to walk, the struggles Jerry goes through (he has MD), or the pasts that hurt Connor and Dan—but each hurt, condition, etc is just one more piece to the wonderful story woven.
You get an update on Patrick, Hanna, and Kevin also, as well as meeting Dan’s butler/nanny/house caretaker, Wilson. Over all I have to say this is the best in the series (which is saying something!). This story isn’t filled with angst, but rather hope, love, and acceptance. If you haven’t read the first three books in this series (and why not!?) you can still read this one without being left confused, so go grab a copy and enjoy! (less)
Upside Down is the story of Spoook—an ex-merc (or he’s trying to be an ex at least)—and Jeremy, a twink that pushes all Lowell/Spooks buttons, even on...moreUpside Down is the story of Spoook—an ex-merc (or he’s trying to be an ex at least)—and Jeremy, a twink that pushes all Lowell/Spooks buttons, even ones he didn’t remember or know having. However, Lowell’s goal to escape being a merc isn’t easy and there are others that don’t want to give him up, unless it’s via body count. Add in Jeremy’s roommate’s new boyfriend, stalkers, and some sweet love, and you have another great Andrew Grey story.
I loved watching these two dance closer and closer together all the while wrestling with demons from the past, one that endangers not only their chances at a HEA, but their very lives. The characters were perfectly written, engaging, and so sweet to read along with that I didn’t want to put the book down when done (yes, I’ve already reread it twice, lol). The world they inhabit is real, as in the places and some of the situations, and the pains each man has had to endure are, sadly, all too real.
When I head Mr. Grey was writing this one, I was excited, as I loved the first, but I was custious to see how he would live up to book one… He did it! It’s a Must Reread. Oh, and the cover. . . Yeah!… *swoon* (less)
In Out-Foxed we finally get to learn what the *beep* is up with Keith and his weirdness, what’s going on at the school, and more about the fun and qui...moreIn Out-Foxed we finally get to learn what the *beep* is up with Keith and his weirdness, what’s going on at the school, and more about the fun and quirky Skyer and the SFC.
The aftermath of Skyler and Keith’s outing at school is tense, especially with Skyler sending Keith away. Now, you can fuss that Skyler should have been more understanding… but I’m on Skyler’s side. Keith outed him at a teen dance and is still not being open and honest about who and what he is. Then he doesn’t stand by Skyer when he needs and yeah, I wanted to strangle Keith more than once.
However, the plot was wonderful, the characters even more engaging and addictive than before, and the romance, while odd at times, is perfect. Out-Foxed is another great addition of the Skyler Foxe Mysteries. It’s fun, sweet, sexy, and has you debating between giggling and wanting to beat anyone that would hurt the Sky-boy. By the end you will be happy with the guys, thrilled for Skyler, and wanting to dance for the evil football coach and his minions.
I loved every minute of this book. Highly recommended!!! (9.5/10 Pots of Gold) (less)
Nightlife San Antonio is both part of a series and a standalone. That is, I have not read any of the others in this series but loved e...more4.5 Drops Review
Nightlife San Antonio is both part of a series and a standalone. That is, I have not read any of the others in this series but loved every minute and never felt I was lost for not having read the others in the series. As most know, I love vampire stories, YA, NA, Adult, Erotic… I love vamps, BUT that does not mean all books are equal! The weaving of this story by Travis Leudke is brilliant. It’s a no nonsense, sharply written (no pun intended Winking smile ) story of a vampire that doesn’t remember who she is, or what landed her in the nearly dead state our hero Adrian finds her in.
I don’t don’t want to say too much as it really is an experience you have to take from start to finish. But… the writing is so vivid and ‘real’ that you can’t help but fall into the pages. Warning: There is sex, blood, and violence, but it’s also filled with lots of dark humour, powerful characters and plot, and driving intrigue. It’s a wile mix of gang bangers, mafia, cops, vampires, and so much more. While not for the faint of hear, or children, it is a great read and one I happily recommend to any who love fangs, sex, and fun.(less)
No Sacrifice is the first contemporary romance from author Grace R. Duncan and I can honestly say, I cannot wait for more from her. I read her alt-his...moreNo Sacrifice is the first contemporary romance from author Grace R. Duncan and I can honestly say, I cannot wait for more from her. I read her alt-historical books Choices and Deception, so when I was offered No Sacrifice, I jumped at the chance to read. And while it’s very different—no sex slaves or BDSM, lol—it is a simply wonderful read. From the very beginning of the story I was sucked in. The world building is exemplary, the character growth profound, and the story itself, engaging and honestly interesting.
Patrick is unhappily married when the book starts, working hard as an actor while his wife is working in Canada on her own show. When he reacts to his costar (a man) his world is changed forever. Do not make the mistake of thinking Patrick cheats. It’s not in him. But he does struggle with his desires and interests. Thankfully he meets Chance who teaches him there is something between the black and white lines of gay and straight.
The fact Patrick is bi at both the beginning and the end of the book made it all the better for me as I hate seeing bi characters “realize” they were gay all along, thereby negating the reality of all the bi/omni/pan/etc sexuality people in the world.
In the end, this is a story of love, personal growth, family, and acceptance and is one I will reread. It is a thick book, but well worth the time spent between the pages. If you love HEAs, strong men with heart that are beyond stubborn, and the best supporting cast ever, then this is a must read! (less)
What happens when you mix a short, cute, ex-dancer (who sings off-key) and a science nerd? Sparks, emotional and personal growth, and an HEA that will...moreWhat happens when you mix a short, cute, ex-dancer (who sings off-key) and a science nerd? Sparks, emotional and personal growth, and an HEA that will have you swooning.
Electrochemistry is book #3 in the Chemistry novella series by Andrew Grey and I have to say, it’s a great ‘coming of age’ story. I love both Brad and Jordy so much! Traveling along as Brad and Jordy dance around each other is both wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time. Brad sees himself as ordinary and Jordy as beyond amazing. Jordy sees Brad as sweet, caring, and sexy. What each man has to teach the other is nothing less that wonderful, though and the secondary characters are too fun. (Hey, it’s a cruise, has to be fun, right?)
I recommend this story for any that love HEAs, ‘coming of age’ stories, or sweet and building love, then this story is for you. (less)