Creigh works as a programmer at a company run by two brothers, Martin and Gabriel. Martin is rather cold and ruthless lord Review by The Blogger Girls.
Creigh works as a programmer at a company run by two brothers, Martin and Gabriel. Martin is rather cold and ruthless lording over his employees. When Creigh’s tardiness puts him in the crosshairs of Martin, he is surprised by his reaction to the humiliation. It does not go unnoticed by Gabriel, however, who then invites Creigh to a private BDSM club.
Creigh is a bit confused but realizes he has been missing something in his sex life. He takes a chance and follows the clues given by the token left by Gabriel and decides to see what it is all about.
Gabriel is a Master at the private club, La Cachot, which is pretty high end and quite elite as BDSM clubs go. He shows Creigh a little bit of the club, going as far as Level One (there are 9 levels I believe, each representing a different level of kink). Creigh isn’t gay, but his apparent need to be humiliated and mastered takes over and he basically just goes with it. He has a lot to think about when Gabriel offers to show him more, and I was happy to see he was having at least some concerns or misgivings about the whole situation.
Setting aside the beginning rather unbelievable bit with Martin, I really liked this series opener. Gabriel is super hot, sees something in Creigh and is willing to be what Creigh needs to explore his newfound kinkier side. Creigh is a great character as well, and they have some great dialog. While they proceed under the premise of merely seeking pleasure, it is easy to see how these two could become more.
This was a really quick read, which was exactly what I was looking for and left me longing to jump right into the next one to see how these guys are progressing. I’m not completely sure how this author slipped under my radar for so long, but I’m definitely looking forward to catching up with more of Kelex’ stories....more
Jacob has devoted his life to his career, but his life is pretty empty. When he receives information that implies his firm Review by The Blogger Girls.
Jacob has devoted his life to his career, but his life is pretty empty. When he receives information that implies his firm has been making shady deals, his investigation leads him to Ben, who runs a fishing resort on an island in Wisconsin.
Ben is still grieving the loss of his partner of 20+ years two years after his death. He secludes himself on the island and runs the resort he and his partner owned with the help of his sister-in-law. He gets by with the occasional casual hookup with resort guests but has no interest in anything serious.
Jacob is at the resort to confront someone about the allegations he hopes will take down his current law firm. Unfortunately, or fortunately, that man has a habit of cancelling his vacation plans. Jacob and Ben hit it off, become friends and a casual hookup relationship begins. They carry on, meeting up whenever a chance at meeting up with the “suspect” occurs.
Jacob realizes what is missing from his life, but Ben is determined not to enter into a relationship with someone so much younger. He was much younger than his partner, and having to watch him suffer illness and die was too hard. He is adamant about this not happening with Jacob and him.
This was a really sweet, yet sometimes sad story. My heart broke for Ben and everything he had and lost with his partner. Ben and Jacob really were perfect for each other, and it was easy to forget the age difference. These guys had a very mature feel to their relationship, which I found very refreshing, even if Ben was a bit stubborn about things. The mystery surrounding the shady dealings was interesting in an Erin Brockovich sort of way, but it was their growing relationship that stole the show for me. I ended up really enjoying this story and will definitely be looking for more stories from this author in the future. ...more
This one totally caught me by surprise. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but it sure wasn’t this lovely 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This one totally caught me by surprise. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but it sure wasn’t this lovely gem.
Jason is the straight star quarterback, but struggling to graduate due to the time he spends on football. His sole focus is making it to the NFL. When he sees rookie receiver struggling with tackles but showing a ton of potential otherwise, he steps in to help, for the good of the team.
Derek is gay, but not out due to a really bad experience in high school that almost left him paralyzed. That same fear is what holds him back on the field. He is already crushing on Jason when Jason offers to help, but he manages to focus on the football for the most part.
I loved how these guys became friends and just what the other needed. Each had a secret to keep for the other and it only brought them closer. Once Jason starts to accept his feelings for Derek, things really heat up. They take things very slowly, only advancing when Jason was comfortable. There is a ton of sexual tension, wonderfully done first times, exciting coming out and just an overall love that grows between these guys.
I found it hard to believe while reading this that it was a debut author because it really didn’t feel like it. All I know is that I was turning pages rapidly and read it in one day, which bumped this up from a 4 star to 4.5 star read for me. I will definitely be looking for more from Ms. Hendricks and especially the continuation of this story. ...more
Jonah and Rafael get off to a rocky start when Jonah’s first undercover assignment is slightly botched after runn 3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
Jonah and Rafael get off to a rocky start when Jonah’s first undercover assignment is slightly botched after running into Rafael who had already been undercover on the same operation. With the additional bad breakup Jonah had with his boyfriend, he relocates to make a fresh start and ends up being paired with non other than Rafael.
Through much of this story, Jonah and Rafael have a sort of love/hate relationship going on. Jonah thinks Rafael hates him, and much of Rafael’s actions seem to indicate that is so. But there are also some indications (jealousy) that this is not the case. This is especially true when Jonah decides to find some enjoyment in the form of another coworker, A.J. It is clear pretty much from the beginning that Jonah and A.J. make better friends, but they continue on anyway. Jonah knows there isn’t any spark between them but convinces himself he needs to give it time.
In the meantime, he and Rafael continue with their hot and cold dance. As time goes on, Jonah realizes the spark missing from A.J. is strongly prevalent with Rafael, though he tries to quash his feelings for the sake of the job/partnership. It isn’t until they are forced to go undercover together in roles that leave little to question as to how they each feel about the other.
I enjoyed this story, but much of it is the wishy washy stuff with A.J. which I really wished didn’t take up so much page time. When Jonah and Rafael are together, things are definitely hotter and you just want more of them together. However, this doesn’t happen until about 3/4 of the way through the story. From there, the story rolls quickly as they work out their feelings and what to do about their jobs, etc. It has a lovely ending, but it takes some time to get there. ...more
This series really gets better and better. I loved this installment – there is a lot going on, not sure who is go 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This series really gets better and better. I loved this installment – there is a lot going on, not sure who is going to be actual mates, etc. You really need to read the previous stories to understand what everyone has been through to get to this point, what/who they are fighting and what they are trying to accomplish.
This story sort of centers around Marcus in various forms. I’ve loved Marcus from the start. He is now the Lupine Liaison and trusted by the Supreme Alphas and well respected by the pack. He still struggles with his disability and feelings of inadequacy and it takes a while for him to realize the wolves don’t see him the same way. Blaze has appointed Kellan as Marcus’ aide, and the two get along great, are perfect for each other and just what each other needs.
Then there is the Ricoh mess. Poor guy knew he was mates with Nate, who ran away (long story you need to read the previous books to fully understand) and was then kidnapped by the Winter Circle. Not only are they trying to rid Nate of his wolf but also his homosexuality through torture, deprivation, etc. After all he has been through, it is hard not to feel terrible for him. But, Ricoh also believes his alpha, Hunter, is his mate, though Hunter has not acknowledged that up to this point. Ricoh is also having feelings for Marcus, so you can see how confused this poor wolf is.
We get to see the original foursome again, doing what they do best. Blaze showing his power is always exciting, and the others as well. Aden is recovering from his last birth, and the four are just generally enjoying being together again after Darric’s return.
There is definitely a lot going on in this installment, but it is a real page turner. There is plenty of action, some nice smexy time, including Kellan’s first time which was a really touching scene for both guys. While we never get to see a full-out scene with the new foursome, there is no doubt they make a great family that once everyone is fully healed and will be as strong as ever. I’m a bit greedy in that I really would have liked to have seen more of Nate’s recovery, but perhaps that will be shown in the next installment. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the new dynamics play out now that their (or Marcus’) roles have changed.
I definitely recommend this series and can’t wait for the next one! ...more
This book was a bit of a surprise. I was expecting a some hot dirty talkin sex line worker and I’m not really sure what A review by The Blogger Girls.
This book was a bit of a surprise. I was expecting a some hot dirty talkin sex line worker and I’m not really sure what else, but I definitely didn’t see it going the way it did. It wasn’t typical in that you never really knew who the secondary MC was, or even who you wanted it to be.
Vegas is a sweet guy who had a rough start after moving to NYC. He ended up falling for the wrong guy who turned controlling and a bit abusive. Picking up the pieces, he then became roommates with his new best friend, London, who also convinces him to work as a sex phone operator where he works. All goes well until he gets a creepy phone call that turns into the stalker from hell.
All through this, you never quite know who is good and who isn’t. Is it Vegas’ boss who now shows interest? Is it his abusive controlling ex? The new guy he just met and hit it off with? I’ll say that the truth was a bit of a shocker, one that I definitely did not see coming. But it all kept me on the edge of my seat and my fingers turning pages.
There were a few things that niggled at me with this story. The names were a bit too over the top for me. Everyone was named after a location or something similar, Vegas, Jersey, London, Dakota, etc. They all blended after a while, especially since they weren’t merely “stage” names. In addition, there were a few tiny plot holes or things that just didn’t quite add up for me. But, overall, this was a, dare I say, a fun, story. It was fast-paced and rather exciting, keeping me on edge and eager to get to the bottom of things. At the end, I still wasn’t sure I accomplished that with a final twist that threw me completely off.
This was my first book by this author, and I quite liked the style in which it was written. It was full of twists and turns with some sweet and sexy thrown in to top it all off. I will definitely be looking for more. ...more
This is two really short stories. One is about a young man who basically had everything taken away from him, is addicted to drugs and finds himself inThis is two really short stories. One is about a young man who basically had everything taken away from him, is addicted to drugs and finds himself in a really bad place, turning to bad people to save him from the even badder people. It is harsh, but very well written and over way too quickly even though I wanted the bad stuff to end.
The second was about another man with not a whole lot going for him. In a dead-end job he hates but seems to everyone to be just a guy getting by. When he gets home, we learn the real truth, and it isn't pretty. What ensues is a delicious little horror story that ends with a what comes around, goes around.
Again, these were really short, but I really liked the style and will definitely be looking for more from this author in the future....more
I was so excited for the much anticipated story of Diesel and Paris, whom I’ve wanted more from since we met them in boo A review by The Blogger Girls.
I was so excited for the much anticipated story of Diesel and Paris, whom I’ve wanted more from since we met them in book 1. Paris trained with Diesel, but when Paris asked Diesel to see him off before he left for the island to work, Diesel, afraid Paris wanted him for the wrong reasons, denied him and sent him away. Now, time has passed, and Diesel has decided to bridge the gap.
It takes some time before these guys get past the miscommunications, but when they finally give in and agree on a week together, they are extremely hot together. Diesel is the Patroneus, a Master of the Dominion, but Paris isn’t really into the scene. There is also the issue of Paris being gay but Diesel being bisexual. Nothing major, but definitely some hurdles for them as they think about their future. Paris just does it for Diesel. He is the one who is capable of taking all that Diesel can dish out sexually, and vice versa. However, Diesel is still longing for his own Unicorn (or, female life slave), such as what Trenton has found Katiana. Diesel and Trenton have shared just about everything, and it is only natural that they end up sharing Kat. It ends up being the perfect solution for all of them.
There is a lot of emphasis on the names in this series, i.e. Dominus, Patroneus, Unicorn, Mouse, Fallen Angel, Imp, etc. It feels a bit overdone at times, but the story eventually takes over and they become more tolerable.
Once the guys get back home, things really take off. There is a lot happening in this long story. While much of it centers around Paris and Diesel’s relationship, but a lot of action takes place with the rest of the brothers and their business, as well as events from the past coming back to haunt them, mostly centering around Kat. These guys (and gal) go through hell and back more than once, have near death experiences, deal with shootings and deal with the aftermath.
Now, again, this is a long book, with a lot of sex (albeit super hot sex). It ends on a giant cliffhanger, and while I was yelling at my Kindle at the time, I was happy to know there was so much more coming from this story. There is definitely more to tell for all of these characters, and I already cannot wait for the continuation. ...more