Want a book that’s a little hardcore, yet funny and really sexy at the same time? This one definitely fits the bi 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
Want a book that’s a little hardcore, yet funny and really sexy at the same time? This one definitely fits the bill.
Avery is a junior architect who just can’t seem to get any of his plans accepted by the project manager. He’s a funny guy with a great snarky sense of humor who hasn’t had time for relationships, dedicating his life to his career. He gets by with hookups and enjoys sex benefits with his best friend, Harlan. His boss, Malin, the evil project manager who doesn’t seem to care much for Avery at all, is quite a mystery, and remains so through much of this story. His treatment of Avery really hits some buttons, and Avery just can’t seem to resist wanting what he can’t or shouldn’t have.
Avery pushes, and Malin responds, which pushes Avery even more. It’s hard to describe what these two have going on. It’s rather explosive. Malin’s never been with a man before, let alone one coming on as strong as Avery, especially one who asks for the things Avery wants. But he gives it all and then some. Neither has any experience with the activities they are choosing, so both are kind of winging it. It’s a bit troubling in that neither is really aware where the lines are. Avery allows things to happen because he doesn’t want things to end, and Malin gives the impression he will walk away at any moment. He is not happy with Malin, nor is he happy without him. It’s a bad situation and one Avery’s friends are quite concerned about as well. They try to guide Avery and make him realize he is not in any type of healthy relationship, but Avery is pretty stubborn.
Malin comes across as quite a jerk, but there are reasons for his behavior, and thankfully, we get to learn a bit more about his background once Avery finally does stand up for himself. When these two finally allow things to become more than the initial crazy hookups, they are really hot stuff.
There are some great side characters here as well. Harlan, Avery’s bff w/benefits, cuts Avery off once he realizes Avery has his sights set on Malin, but he never falters in his support and offers advice and a shoulder whenever needed. Then, there is his co-worker, Brandon, whom he initially dislikes but who ends up becoming quite a good friend, along with his bf, Justin.
This story grabbed me from the get go, and even though I wasn’t sure where it was going or how it was going to possibly work, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I was on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next. Then, once we did know, I didn’t want it to end. I really liked what these guys ended up having together and seeing their journey. It was a really interesting change from the typical BDSM type relationships, even if it wasn’t always in a positive direction. I really hope we get to see more of these guys at some point and definitely can’t wait to see what Ms. Gale comes up with next. ...more
Wow, this story starts of pretty horrifically. Right off the bat, Jeremy is dealt with two life crushing blows in the spA review by The Blogger Girls.
Wow, this story starts of pretty horrifically. Right off the bat, Jeremy is dealt with two life crushing blows in the span of a few months. To say he is devastated would be an understatement. He spirals downward for a time, doing drugs, etc. to help him forget, though that happens off page. The story picks up almost two years later when he has decided to turn his life around.
Still not ready to allow himself the happiness he feels he doesn’t deserve, he goes to a club for a hookup as a step on the road to getting back in the saddle. This is where he meets Kai, who is also out for a fun night. They share instant chemistry and have a really hot hookup that ends abruptly by Jeremy walking away.
Kai teaches at an underprivileged high school where most, if not all, of the kids are poor, from broken homes, gangs, have been in trouble with the law, etc. When some of these kids get in trouble, Kai is asked to supervise them. This puts him right in the path of Jeremy, the victim of the delinquent punks.
These two still have the explosive chemistry, have to work through the way things ended previously, as well as where they both stand now or what they are looking for. They agree to just enjoy the sex (and did I mention that it is extremely hot, dirty talking, need a cold shower, sex?) which works for a while. Eventually, Jeremy fills Kai in on his background. Over a short time, these two become closer, Kai pretty much letting Jeremy take the lead.
I enjoyed this story as much as the last one, and we have some cameos from Jase and Carey, and even a wedding, which was awesome to see. One issue these guys faced was the matter of Kai’s bff, Loren. Up until Kai meets Jeremy, they have shared a friends with benefits relationship which worked for both of them, as Loren is deeply closeted due to his job, and Kai never has much time for a relationship anyway. It appears Loren’s book is coming next, which I am super excited about. This was a pretty sad story, but there is happiness at the end with a middle chock filled with steamy sex. If you like your happy endings with a bit of anst on the road to get there, I definitely recommend this series....more
Scott and Tad are two of my favorite guys, and I don’t think I will ever tire reading about them. I love each of 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
Scott and Tad are two of my favorite guys, and I don’t think I will ever tire reading about them. I love each of them for different reasons, and those reasons remain strong in this segment. Tad’s humor is refreshing, his newness to everything and the way Scott handles him just makes me melt.
At this point, Tad is getting more comfortable with his relationship with Scott out in the open and is consciously trying to find ways to show Scott he is serious about it. There is more of their fabulous banter and dialog which I totally fell in love with, and lots more of the super hot sexy times that burned up the pages in the previous books. Ms. Knight writes some of the hottest, most believable scenes I’ve read and which I look forward to with every story.
My only niggle with this installment is that it felt as though most of the book was one long sex scene, and while it was extremely well done and super sexy, I was really hoping for more story. We did get to see a tiny bit of big, bad Max and his sub, Sean, whom we met in a previous story. They have some major issues going on, and I really cannot wait for Max’s book to learn more. Hopefully, we will see some of Scott and Tad in there as well.
All in all, this was another delicious addition to Tad’s Erotic Journey. As I said previously, Ms. Knight really knows how to turn up the heat, and I cannot recommend this series highly enough. ...more
This turned out to not be nearly as dark as I was expecting. In this world, the shifters are run by a royal famil3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This turned out to not be nearly as dark as I was expecting. In this world, the shifters are run by a royal family, who overrule the Elite, or basically their police force. When shifters are picked up for various infractions, no matter what that may be, they are either placed in brothels or the Souterrain, or underground fighting ring. The Souterrain is basically a prison where the inmates have to fight, usually to the death. As the audience is human, the shifters are given drugs to prevent their shifts during fights. The top three fighters are the Alphas who enjoy better accommodations, food, etc. and are kept segregated from the lower fighters, though they may call upon any of them at any time for their pleasure, etc.
Carlin is one of the Alphas who takes a shine to Lucas, a fighter quickly rising up in the ranks. At their first actual meeting, they discover they are true mates. Carlin then petitions the Elite to fight for his freedom, something that has already been offered to him in the past. Once gained, he intends to take Lucas with him, as the shifter laws permit.
Unfortunately, there are other things at play here, and so Carlin is granted his wish but must do so over the course of three fights.
This story started out kind of iffy for me in that it seemed a little cheesy once the mating took place. These two hardened fighters got mushy lovey dovey in the span of a few minutes, so much so that I almost gave up. But, I stuck with it, and as things got a little trickier and a few twists were revealed, my interest peaked back up. It continued to pick up speed from there, and things were much more exciting and interesting by the end. There are still a few unanswered questions, but I really enjoyed how this story evolved. It ended up being a nice set up for the rest of the story and what’s to come and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all plays out in the next installment. ...more
This story had me a bit confused at first. I’m not sure why I didn’t realize it was a prison story, since the ser 3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This story had me a bit confused at first. I’m not sure why I didn’t realize it was a prison story, since the series name says as much, but the other BDSM aspects kind of threw me for a loop. Then, when I realized it was a prison story, I was expecting it to be a bit more hardcore than it turned out to be.
So, Prison Masters is sort of like a gang of prisoners, much like the Bloods and the Crypts, except with BDSM aspects, as opposed to violence. It is run by Ace, a dom who took over after his master was killed by a rival gang. He takes his new cellmate under his wing and eventually takes him as his pet or sub.
Thrown in this mix is the guard, Paul, who has had a relationship with Ace as well. He is a switch though, and wants Tyler to be his pet as much as Ace is his master. After throwing reality aside, I was really able to enjoy this story. It was a bit hard to believe these guys had BDSM equipment as contraband, or that other more dangerous inmates didn’t cause them more trouble, or that a guard was able to carry on an albeit secret relationship with a key inmate. But, again, setting that aside, things were really hot with these guys. They had to deal with wanting to be a threesome having only stolen moments with Paul, while Ace and Tyler essentially had all the time together. But, Ace made it work.
These guys genuinely care and love each other, but the frequent I love yous felt like too much. Other than that, it was an interesting story that left me wanting the next installment to see how these guys made out. They obviously have some obstacles to deal with as they move forward, and I was ready to read more and see how they dealt with everything. ...more
We know Ember from the previous book as the interesting zen-like esco 3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This is yet another sweet story by Mr. Grey.
We know Ember from the previous book as the interesting zen-like escort who worked with Hunter. He likes his job as an escort, but he also runs a yoga studio where he spends time centering himself before and after his various encounters. He realizes his chances at finding someone to form a relationship are not good due to his profession, but has resigned himself to that fact.
Alejandro is a prince from another country who is taking a year to spend time living without the familial responsibilities that await and allowing himself to experience being gay before returning to the life set out for him. He meets Ember while attending the yoga studio and asks Ember out on a date.
Things go very well, but the secrets they each hide – Alejandro’s position and Ember’s profession – cause some major hurdles for them. Once past that, they decide to make the most of the time they have left together, even though they both realize heartbreak will be the result.
These guys take their time getting to know one another and were really sweet together. There are some interesting side characters, and I loved seeing the other guys again. There are a few twists to keep things interesting, and though most of it was predictable, it was nice to see how the happy ending played out. All in all, it was a solid enjoyable read. ...more
This was yet another extremely enjoyable story by Mr. Deckard. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into wit4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This was yet another extremely enjoyable story by Mr. Deckard. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into with this, as I don’t think I even read the blurb. It doesn’t much matter what his books are about, I have yet to be disappointed with a single one in any category they may fall.
Here, we have James, a guy away for a month at his favorite vacation spot, a resort that has seen better days, but one with which James has fallen in love. He uses his time there to recoup and try to put his life in order and recharge his batteries. This time, however, he has to share it with a previous acquaintance in the neighboring bungalo.
Rudie is an actor on vacation at the resort for similar reasons. He, too, was looking for quiet solitude away from his busy Hollywood life. When he sees his crush is also staying there, he books the bungalo next door.
These guys spend time around each other, share stories over drinks and generally just enjoy each others company. Things take an interesting turn, however, after a bit of drinking when James ends up in Rudie’s room. I admit that I was a little put off at first at their seemingly one-sided encounter, but it doesn’t take long for the story to be told and things to make more sense.
James is struggling with his sexuality; Rudie is gay. James is still reeling from a breakup with his wife and kids a few years prior; Rudie is single but has a few issues of his own. In the middle of this turmoil, we get some really hot, down and dirty, sweet and saucy sex. Their feelings grow, as well as their desire, and eventually, James sees his life a bit more clearly.
This was a fast read, but very well done for a short story. It had just the right amount of everything and a nice solid HFN when the vacation comes to an end and they must return to the real world. I would really like to see another story some day showing how they made out once back to the grind and if their feelings held true. Another fabulous novella by Mr. Deckard. ...more