I have always been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the GFP issue for various reasons and am always keeping an eye ou A review by The Blogger Girls.
I have always been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the GFP issue for various reasons and am always keeping an eye out for a bit more insight. So when this story came along, I jumped on it. Add to the fact it seems loosely based on the Cocky Boys, I thought it would be fun to see a story with possibly recognizable characters. This turned out to be just what I was looking for.
Chris is the guy who was sort of down on his luck ever since a bad mistake in high school cost him almost everything. He’s still living on the couch of his best friend, Michael and his boyfriend Max when he sees a flyer from All Cocks looking for new talent. He eventually gives in and decides to call for an interview.
This is where he meets Victor, a co-owner with his two partners with whom he is also in a triad relationship. Chris is eased in to the scene and given a mentor, another GFP actor, Jordan, and porn star Kris is born. The story progresses, showing a little of what it’s like to be involved with All Cocks, staying at their home and shooting movies. It also shows some of the struggles GFP actors face which was something I really liked seeing and gave me a new perspective on things.
Things start changing for Chris/Kris after he discovers he enjoys and ends up needing the help of his first scene partner to function for others. It helps him to open up to the idea that he seems to have similar feelings about another of the actors, Linc. Lincoln was a really sweet guy who had relationship/trust issues in the past, but has had his eye on Chris from the beginning.
Once these guys decide to give their relationship a go, they still have some issues to face which I think made things more realistic. I had been waiting to see how they were going to handle working with others after deciding to be together, and I think it was done very well.
This story grabbed my attention and kept it through to the end. The sex was really hot, both the porn scenes and the guys on their own. There are many side characters whose stories I am very interested in seeing play out, and I definitely want to see more background on the tempting triad running the show. I didn’t love every aspect, but there was plenty that I did enjoy which left me really looking forward to reading more of this series. ...more
This story was a bit different. It’s about Laz and Ben, going through some issues when their D/S relationship bec3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This story was a bit different. It’s about Laz and Ben, going through some issues when their D/S relationship becomes more, and it follows them a bit through some of their scenes and lives together. Laz owns the store/dungeon/club where the guys all congregate and partake. Ben is his sweet sub.
But the story is also about the other characters, which take over the story almost more than Laz and Ben. Stealing the show by a mile is Ms. Dre, a glamorous queen who is also a top and bad ass domme. She is a very powerful character and it takes just the right person to fit with her. Luckily she gives Royal a second chance and we get to see her really shine.
Then, there is Otto and Sherm, an actual couple who are the guinea pigs for the new products and toys for Laz’s store. They are sweet and quite interesting as they test drive some of the latest and greatest. Bran is one of the straight friends who has yet been able to keep a girlfriend. Ms. Dre comes up with an interesting and fruitful solution to this when she plays matchmaker. Rounding out the group is grumpy Max, who has a big secret of his own. Honestly, I think I enjoyed their stories most of all, as they were each quite interesting in their own ways.
I honestly was not blown away by the BDSM aspects here. They weren’t bad, but I found I was more interested in other things. At times, the scenes felt just a tiny bit colder than I expected from people in actual relationships, but I really enjoyed them the rest of the time. The coffee clutch meetings were fabulous and helped endear me more to the characters as the story went on. This story really shows how friends become family, one of which I really wouldn’t mind being a part. ...more
What a hot little palate cleanser this story turned out to be. I wasn’t quite sure what to think as this story progresse A review by The Blogger Girls.
What a hot little palate cleanser this story turned out to be. I wasn’t quite sure what to think as this story progressed, but much like Greg, I was pulled into the moment by Angel and their intense sexual chemistry and tension. There was never a question as to how hot these two were together, and just when things seemed about to get a little bit out of control, the twist was revealed and the ahhhh moment changed everything.
I loved these two together in both parts of the story. After the second half, all I could think was that I wanted to know more about them and see more of them together. I’m not generally a fan of short stories mainly for this very reason. When they are done well, I want so much more, and that is definitely the case here.
So, if you are looking for a hot afternoon quickie, be sure to pick this one up. ...more
This was one of those books where you start out really not liking a character or characters much in the beginning, but t A review by The Blogger Girls.
This was one of those books where you start out really not liking a character or characters much in the beginning, but they blossom and grow into something totally different as the story progresses.
This is how I felt about Joshua. Yes, he had reasons for running in the first place, but he has basically lived off his trust fund traveling and partying his life away for the past seven years. It isn’t until his cousin and good friend asks him home to attend her wedding, plus the fact that he is running low on funds, that he comes home at all. He learns that his father died over a year ago, he was left with no inheritance, and some outsider is running the company his father tried to get him to take control of but which he basically threw in his father’s face before running off to party in foreign countries. Not very many redeeming qualities at this point.
Then we meet Ezra, a seemingly slick rich guy with the cars and ego to match. He screws guys left and right, not even remembering their names. But, he is harboring some dark demons. He has a crazy ex who blames him for the death of their young daughter and has yet to pull herself out of the downward spiral she began five years ago when the event occurred. He carries around a lot of guilt about this, but has put it enough aside to rise to the top of taking over Silverton Industries. He is dealing with the issues surrounding the company, as well as his psycho ex, and, we get glimpses of a few redeeming qualities from him, but not very many.
But when these two meet not knowing who each other really is, things begin to change, mostly from Ezra. They have explosive chemistry, that’s for sure. But then the truth comes out when their identities are made known to each other. What ensues is a lot of mistrust from both sides as they try to discover their respective motives. How did Ezra manage to get everything upon Bill Silverton’s death? How will Joshua manage to get back that which he believes should be his, etc. Ezra manages to convince Joshua to work with him, keeping him close, but the mystery and unanswered questions remain, even as their sexual chemistry explodes. The sex is extremely hot, especially as these two are pretty angry at each other and their circumstances throughout the story. But eventually, things shift and they are both left thinking about what is more important to them.
I really enjoyed this story. It is long, but it moves along at a good pace and kept my interest throughout. It was well written and the characters were shown in vivid color. There are some great side characters, including Joshua’s cousin, Violet, his best, albeit annoying, friend, Levi, and Ezra’s little brother, Felix. I was not ready to let these guys go once they finally had their plans figured out and am excited to see there is a sequel planned. This was my first book by Mr. John, and I was quite impressed and looking forward to reading more. ...more
Well this one didn't turn out to be what I expected, that's for sure. There is so much going on in this story that keep the pages turning. It4.5 stars
Well this one didn't turn out to be what I expected, that's for sure. There is so much going on in this story that keep the pages turning. It doesn't take long for things to take a dark turn. There's kidnapping, experiments, evil doers all around, demons, mpreg, and the list goes on. But it also is a fabulous love story that I was cheering for the entire time.
I make no secret about not being a fan of mpreg, but when my bestie said I would like this, I listened. This might be the first mpreg story where I actually enjoyed that aspect of it. Nothing is very overly detailed, which probably helped in my case, but there is enough to get a good grasp of what's happening. The same holds true for the torture/abuse, etc.
I absolutely loved Rex. He is a big sweetheart and the perfect mate for Jerry. The two together were perfect. It takes a while to get there, through most of the story actually. But there is happiness at the end, and it is well worth the wait. I definitely recommend giving this one a try....more
There are two parts to this story that end up blending together towards the end.
First, we have Jace, a young man without any family who left a promising modeling career for his now crazy abusive bastard of a husband. We learn enough about Jace’s situation to rally us behind his escape and possible future on his own. His getaway is successful and he eventually makes it to NYC where he hopes to get lost as he sorts out his life. He is very lucky in that he meets a wonderful new “family” in the small bar where he finds work. He also meets Detective Cobra Stallone who takes a quick liking to him. Things move rather quickly for these guys, but once Jace reveals this marital status, things slow down a bit. Cobra jumps right into protective mode and tries to keep Jace safe.
The other part of this story is Cobra’s involvement in trying to take down the sex traffickers. After losing his sister to the same fate, he has made it his mission to solve the missing children mystery and take down the people in charge. When things heat up with this situation, Cobra is pulled undercover and away from Jace for a short time.
Meanwhile, Jace’s soon-to-be ex has called in the big guns to find his runaway husband and things get a little crazy. There’s a PI and a crazy mercenary involved and it all gets a bit messy. But Cobra, his partner and his team are there to try to keep Jace safe, until they can’t, and things take a few turns for the worse with everyone involved.
My biggest struggle with this story was the POV changes which happened frequently and without any notice or separation. It was difficult to follow who was being talked about or doing the talking which took me out of the story with the need to backtrack in order to follow along. Some of the storyline was a bit over the top for me at times as well, but I enjoyed other aspects, and it kept my interest. Jace was sweet, but showed backbone when needed, and the guys made a good couple. There are also some good side characters, such as Barney, Cobra’s partner.
Overall, this was a good story for a first-time author. I see a lot of potential in the writing and am already looking forward to reading Ms. Lourdes’ next book. ...more
This was a really sweet shifter mates story. Blaze, Conner and Darric are the three most powerful alpha wolves in existe A review by The Blogger Girls.
This was a really sweet shifter mates story. Blaze, Conner and Darric are the three most powerful alpha wolves in existence, thanks to the Goddess Sirius. They each have their own abilities, but they require a fourth mate, an omega, to complete the legend of Orion’s Circle. This omega is very important, as he is also a Psi which enables him to aid the other three in various ways. For example, Conner is an empath which can be overwhelming at times. The omega helps take some of that and is able to calm Conner, thus strengthening him in the process. He functions in the same way with Blaze and Darric.
The guys find their omega in poor Aden, an omega wolf who has been used and abused by his pack. It is during one of their sporting events where they hunt down the injured and tormented Aden that Conner finds and rescues him. Aden has been through a lot at the hands of his pack leaders, none of it pretty. It takes a little bit of convincing for the guys to make Aden believe he is really safe, let alone that he is their mate. His entire life, Aden was led to believe omegas never mated, were not worthy and whose only purpose was to be a punching bag for the pack.
There is a bigger mission at play here than just finding their mate. Completing the circle will strengthen them and bring together a force hoping to ease the burdens and troubles of mankind. They hope to bring the humans and shifters together as never before to live side by side peacefully, helping each other, instead of harming. But things get in the way of this, not the least of which is Aden’s pack wanting him back.
There is a bit of mystery involved as to who the bad guys really are and how it will all play out. I really enjoyed this story. It didn’t take me long to really like and care about this Foursome. The characters are all very distinct, with different personalities and issues/needs, but all of them center around caring for and cherishing Aden, who sorely needs it. One thing I didn’t see coming which might be a tiny spoiler, was the introduction of mpreg into the story. I’m not a fan in general, but it was done in a way that I ended up not minding it at all, though that may change when things get a little farther along. As of now, it easily fits with the story line and should make things even more interesting in the coming story.
All in all, I really liked this one. It was really cute and sweet, but not overly so. It moves along at a nice pace and ended with me wanting to jump right into the next one. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these guys make out. ...more
Well, I’m happy to report that, for me, this dynamic duo has done it again. I loved this book and enjoyed devouring ever A review by The Blogger Girls.
Well, I’m happy to report that, for me, this dynamic duo has done it again. I loved this book and enjoyed devouring every word. If you have not read any of the books in this series yet, I highly recommend you read Quid Pro Quo and Take it Off (books 1 and 2) before picking up this one, in order to fully enjoy Rolex’ story. If you are strictly into one on one, I’d suggest you skip it, because from the get go, Rolex is with two of Market Garden’s hottest rent boys. On the Clock is more about Rolex (Blake) and Jason, but until they get there, there are some unbelievably hot scenes with some other guys, with Blake and Jason involved, of course.
Now for the story – Blake is an American millionaire who discovered Market Garden on one of this London trips. His voyeuristic kink was satisfied with Jared and Tristan, but once they retired, Blake was at a bit of a loss. Thankfully, Jared and Tristan recommended Blake give Jason a try. It was a good match right off the bat because Jason has a bit of a money kink. He loves what he does, does not come cheap and gets off on the money aspect. The more money he makes for his services, the more turned on he gets. Good thing Blake has the funds to make it work, and Jason definitely delivers. And let me just say that the banter, dirty talk and hot sex is just off the charts here, just as it was in the previous books. This seriously had one of the hottest Skype scenes I’ve ever read about.
Beyond that, these guys had a different chemistry. Blake’s usual issue with guys is their gold digging, not wanting the man, but the money, whereas Jason’s issue was guys thinking they could buy his affection, love, etc. These issues were off the table with these guys, which allowed their encounters to turn into a friendship and more as feelings grew. They still had some issues with Jason not believing it was real, and Blake feeling somewhat the same. Then there was the whole issue of them living in different countries. But, watching them figure it out kept me riveted to the end.
The writing, dialog, imagery, etc. was everything I’ve come to expect from these two talented authors. It seems silly to say this, but I get this feeling every time I read one of their books – these guys are just really good at what they do, and it really adds to my overall enjoyment of the book. Do I love every aspect of each story? Not usually. For example, when we first see Rolex in this story, I really didn’t remember him being that insecure, so it took me a little while to get back into his character. However, it didn’t take long for old Rolex to shine, and it didn’t take away from the quality of writing, in my opinion. I don’t have to love every little thing to know when a book is worth 5 stars to me. There are many factors, and not wanting a story to end is but one. I sincerely hope we get to see these guys again, even if they are making appearances in someone else’s story. I definitely recommend this series if you are at all interested in the rent boy theme. ...more
This is a very intriguing start to a new series by the very talented, no holds barred, Mr. Bella. Here, we have various A review by The Blogger Girls.
This is a very intriguing start to a new series by the very talented, no holds barred, Mr. Bella. Here, we have various demon species at play with the focus being the very rare Agoto demon of which the main characters are two out of only five I believe.
Raphael is the main guy who is already a demon. Brian is a straight cop who pulled the wrong guy over, or just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Raphael’s demon recognizes Brian as its host mate, and Raphael has no choice but to mate with Brian thus allowing his demon to spawn a new one in Brian. These couplings are very rare, so when they happen, there is pretty much nothing standing in their way. Here is where the dub/non con comes in. Brian has no clue what is really going to happen, aside from being tied down and forced to have sex with a guy.
The first half of this story is about Brian’s coming to terms with the demon that is now a part of him and Raphael giving him the basics of which he will need to feed, survive, etc., as well as some of his new capabilities. I think the hardest one of all for Brian was having to see Raphael once a month for sex. Even though he believes he is totally straight, he is struggling with the fact that he actually enjoyed some aspects of their coupling. So, things are looking to get a lot more interesting in that department.
The story got even more interesting after Brian went back to work. He seems to be managing, although his cravings are getting a bit more uncontrollable as time goes on. He was eventually contacted by a secret organization looking to recruit him in their fight against evil demons and their attempts to close certain gates of Hell. While the other parts of the story were important, this is where it really got going for me. There was more of a long-term purpose laid out with various players, yet still had the issues from earlier for Brian to deal with.
I really liked Raphael’s character. He’s snarky, sassy and just a bit on the evil side, though I think much of that comes from circumstance. I sense some very exciting times ahead when Brian and Raphael next meet, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where this story is headed. It is a serial, so things are left open, but there is enough here to satisfy, and Mr. Bella isn’t one for making us wait too long for the next meal....more
This is book 4 of the series, but could probably be read on its own. However, I totally recommend you read the previous A review by The Blogger Girls.
This is book 4 of the series, but could probably be read on its own. However, I totally recommend you read the previous books to really get to know the characters involved here.
Michaels is a new addition to God and Day’s team. He made previous appearances as the officer who was longing for a spot on the team. He has now been there for a few years as the team sniper. He loves his job, but he is lonely and having a hard time watching the various relationships in place on the team. After a bust goes bad and he feels responsible, Michaels convinces God to let him prove himself when God calls in a bounty hunter favor.
Judge is a bad ass bounty hunter who is an old Army buddy of God. He works alone, his only partner is his Great Dane, Bookem. They get in, get the job done, and move on. He doesn’t do romance or relationships, especially after his last partner was killed. He is coming to a bit of a crossroads though, realizing he and Bookem are getting older and each job is taking more of a toll.
Unfortunately, he is unable to turn down God’s call for help and extremely reluctantly accepts Michaels tagging along. It doesn’t take long for these guys to start feeling the effects of the sexual tension between them. Michaels has some anger issues, and Judge has just the outlet. As with all the other books in this series, Ms. Via delivers crazy hot alpha males and scorching scenes with enough of an enjoyable plot to keep things interesting.
There were a few things in this one that prevented this from a higher rating. I didn’t quite feel like I knew the characters from the guys I knew before. It was still them, but they just felt a little different. I know it has been a few years, but Michaels seemed to have made quite a transformation, even if not all of it was negative. I don’t usually mention or allow editing errors to sway my feelings, but there were some pretty obvious examples throughout that kept pulling me out of the story.
That said, this was another solid story in an equally solid and very enjoyable series. Learning there is more in the works with these guys, even bringing some of the others back again, made me very happy at the end. I definitely recommend this, as well as the entire series, especially if you are a fan of bad ass alphas....more
This was a really sweet story, despite the circumstances that brought these two together.
Gil was recovering from an explosion caused by the ex of one of his clients, so not only was he dealing with the trauma and resulting PTSD from the blast, but from the terror associated with his work as a lawyer. He is recovering, but now lives with his mother in Arizona. He has taken a job as a copy editor after being unable to face being a lawyer again. It is through this job, on a visit to their office in Minnesota, that he meets Keith, another copy editor at the same company.
Keith is living with from wounds received when he was the victim of a random shooting. He is a bit farther along in his recovery, though he is about to have another surgery to make further repairs. He doesn’t have any PTSD, but he does have many of the same feelings and experiences as Gil. They simply get one another, which Gil, for one, never thought would be possible. After a very successful first date, the two must go their separate ways when it is time for Gil to return to his home office. But, they carry on their relationship through texting, telephone and Skype, getting to know one another very well. It is just the incentive Gil needs to push his boundaries and limits that will eventually enable him to make the move to Keith.
They each have a few setbacks here and there, but through it all, they are there for each other, their relationship strengthening along the way. This was a wonderful story about healing and recovery, finding love and someone that believes and understands what the other is going through. It’s pretty long, but it doesn’t drag. There is enough action to keep you invested, even when the guys are apart. I love stories where “damaged” characters overcome and flourish, and this one fit that bill very well. ...more
If you’ve read the Scientific Method series, this story falls in between Roller Coasters and The Boyfriends Tie the Knot A review by The Blogger Girls.
If you’ve read the Scientific Method series, this story falls in between Roller Coasters and The Boyfriends Tie the Knot. It can be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend you read that series to really have an understanding about Nick and the other players.
I loved Nick from the previous books. He is one complicated character. He knows what he truly needs to surrender, but is so caught up with things in his head that he is unable to accept it from all but one – Bernie. Nick has merely allowed all the men before to believe they mastered him, including Hugh, though Hugh knows this as well. So yeah, Bernie is the only guy who has been able to get him there. Unfortunately, the time they tried, Nick had a bit of a freak out and bolted. That was nine years ago.
Now, Lucy is having trouble with her boys, Leo and Eddie, and turns to Nick for help. Hugh is busy with Will and Truman, so Nick is the best choice. Doing Lucy a favor, he agrees to help train Eddie (and Leo) in the hopes of helping their relationship. Much of the story is about that, with Bernie agreeing to help with Leo and offering his home as their training ground, but Nick learns quite a bit about himself in the process.
Through it all, Bernie never stops trying to get Nick to give him another chance, believing that they are both much different now that they are older and wiser, etc. Nick fights it every step of the way (as Nick usually does), even when he feels the pull. When they finally do get on the same page, it is pretty explosive. They play rather hard, which Nick needs, but they walk a fine line trying to gain Nick’s acceptance of it all.
While this was not my favorite of the series, I am such a huge fan of Kris’ writing style and truly loved reading about these characters again with more focus. The characters are believable and feel very real. The writing quality is on par with everything else I’ve read by Kris, and I was left eager to jump into another. ...more
I really feel like I'll never get tired reading about these guys. Here, things in their lives take a little more serious turn, and with it, their leve I really feel like I'll never get tired reading about these guys. Here, things in their lives take a little more serious turn, and with it, their level of "play." These guys are all so in tune to each other, it is just a joy to watch, not matter what level they are at.
I love that we finally see some twinges of jealousy, even if they are only in the moment and easily overcome. There is no question how much these three mean to each other and how integral a part each of them play in the relationship. This is definitely one of my favorite ménage stories, and BDSM as well, and I highly recommend it. They are all very well written, read as seamlessly as if they were one long book, and I've fallen in love with each character. My fingers are crossed this isn't the last we will see of them....more
This was my least favorite of this entire series, but only for that fact that we don't get any alone time with the guys. This is more a story about Tr This was my least favorite of this entire series, but only for that fact that we don't get any alone time with the guys. This is more a story about Truman's sister, Ally, who, after being dumped by her bf, joins the guys and their friends at a beach house.
It was great to see all of the characters again, Lucy, Eddie and Leo, Nick and Bernie, Adam and Becky, and of course, Molly. Unfortunately for Ally, she is not only sort of the odd man out, but she isn't totally clued in to the goings on with the rest of the players (with the exception of Ads and Becky). She picks up on little things here and there though and gets somewhat of an education.
The writing is just as spot on as the rest of the series, but I really longed for some closed door scenes with pretty much any of the players, but most especially the fabulous trio. ...more
This story satisfied my damaged character hunger very well. We met Oliver in Pure Indulgence (book 2). He was one of the A review by The Blogger Girls.
This story satisfied my damaged character hunger very well. We met Oliver in Pure Indulgence (book 2). He was one of the main victims of the kidnapper who had been brutally tortured before being saved by Damon and the authorities.
Feeling a strong pull toward the man he saved, Damon never left the bedside of the man he carried out of that warehouse. He decides to use his resources to pay it forward and help Oliver heal and recover. Even though their feelings grow, there are things that get in the way. Damon worried about Oliver questioning his motives, miscommunications, Oliver actually questioning his ability to be what Damon needs, etc. The last one is a biggie though, because Oliver, understandably so given his past circumstances, doesn’t want anything to do with whips, chains, bondage, etc. He believes this is something Damon needs as a dom. So, yeah, miscommunications abound. But, with the help of their friends, they both realize how their needs have changed since meeting and falling for each other.
There is very little BDSM in this story at all, even though the theme sort of centers around it with the club and the friends all being in BDSM relationships. I totally expected that though, and would have been otherwise disappointed if that weren’t the case. This story is about healing and finding things you didn’t think were possible. I really liked Damon and Oliver together and felt they both deserved the love and affection from each other.
This was a fast-paced easy read, even knowing the circumstances and having to deal with the aftermath. It was a nice continuation of the Pure series, and I’m looking forward to seeing where things go next. ...more
I'm not sure I will ever get tired of these guys. There is just the right amount of everything - story progression, character development, scenes of t I'm not sure I will ever get tired of these guys. There is just the right amount of everything - story progression, character development, scenes of them together that still all seem new and beyond hot. This segment is about the guys getting married. Will planned the wedding, but he learns he is so much more than the boyfriends' best man. I absolutely love the three of them together. There is some tension with the appearance of family members, but they all work through it in ways that have always worked for them. I can't wait for the honeymoon!...more
Well, it finally happens and Will meets someone new - a guy this time. Not just any guy though - Davey is rather special in that he identifies as gend Well, it finally happens and Will meets someone new - a guy this time. Not just any guy though - Davey is rather special in that he identifies as genderqueer but is not wholly comfortable with all that entails at this point. Luckily, he meets a very accepting Will, who is always so open to learning about new things and easily adapts to Davey's needs.
A few things happen here though - one, he takes Davey home to the boyfriends who have a bit of a hard time with a new guy in the mix. Mostly Hugh has the issues with having to curtail his affections and touches, etc. where Will is concerned.
Also, Will is pretty sure he couldn't or wouldn't give up the boyfriends if that is what Davey needs, and he may be conforming just a little too much in Davey's direction.
Thankfully, the solid trio prevails and helps each other through. Absolutely love these guys and this series. As with the previous books, I can't get the next one opened quick enough....more
All good things come to an end, or do they? Molly seems perfect for Will, and even he thinks so. But things happen and must be worked out and conseque All good things come to an end, or do they? Molly seems perfect for Will, and even he thinks so. But things happen and must be worked out and consequences dealt with. I absolutely love how the relationship with Will, Hugh and Truman has grown and what they each do for the other. Some strong issues here, but most of the recollection is off page or in the past. The true joy for me is watching Will and the guys get through things together. Can't read these fast enough, but I'm already getting sad I'm nearing the end....more
Tables are turned a bit in this one with Hugh being the one in need. Again, everything I loved about the previous books is continued here. The fabulou Tables are turned a bit in this one with Hugh being the one in need. Again, everything I loved about the previous books is continued here. The fabulous dialog, smoking hot scenes, relationship progression, etc. Will remains an integral part of these guys, and I absolutely adore him. Bring on the next segment!...more
I’m not big on short stories, mainly because I find it difficult to really connect with the characters in that sh 3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
I’m not big on short stories, mainly because I find it difficult to really connect with the characters in that short amount of time when much of it is devoted to getting the story told in such few pages. But, this one was quite enjoyable, I think mostly due to the somewhat unique aspects. For one, Todd is the older sub with Malik being the younger, but more experienced, dom.
After a rather nasty breakup/relationship, Todd is taking a chance at exploring his kinkier side. That past relationship caused a bit of self esteem damage which really doesn’t help Todd’s situation. Luckily, he is matched up rather quickly with the confident Malik who is exactly what Todd needs. Malik means what he says and says what he means, all of which is positive and caring, a far cry from what Todd is used to.
The reintroduction of the ex seemed a bit unnecessary, and I really would have liked to have seen more of Malik and Todd’s growing relationship instead. What we did get was wonderful though. These guys are really great together once Todd gets past his issues over Malik’s interest in him.
Overall, this was an enjoyable afternoon read. There isn’t anything too heavy, which played out nicely with the short story theme. I’m definitely interested in reading more from Ms. Harris in the future. ...more
I could not get this next book quick enough. Even though it mentions Will finding a girlfriend, Molly is fabulous. She is perfect for Will and has no I could not get this next book quick enough. Even though it mentions Will finding a girlfriend, Molly is fabulous. She is perfect for Will and has no problems with the boyfriends at all. In fact, she encourages Will's time with them and even receives help and guidance from them with how to be with Will. Again, do not let the mention of a girlfriend keep you from reading this. The girl parts are not really detailed, as much of that is saved for Will's time with Hugh and Truman. Another fabulous addition to this amazing series....more
Everything I loved about the first book was continued here. Even though Will has moved away, and Hugh gets a new Dude, I absolutely loved it. Will is Everything I loved about the first book was continued here. Even though Will has moved away, and Hugh gets a new Dude, I absolutely loved it. Will is such a big part of Hugh at this point and they have such a special relationship that there is simply no way he could not be involved at this point. Though I am happy to say Truman is fabulous and everything just fits with these guys. On to the next!...more
I am not generally into sci-fi stories, but this was Ms. Witt, so I had to give it a go. It was quite different than wha A review by The Blogger Girls.
I am not generally into sci-fi stories, but this was Ms. Witt, so I had to give it a go. It was quite different than what I expected which made it interesting and rather unique. It was like Top Gun in space with a few extras thrown in.
So, there is a war going on between Earth and an alien race called the Menarians. There are fighters on Earth protecting from below, and fighters from above (the Elite force located on the battle station Epsilon). The first thing that is interesting is that the men are married and often paired up as teams of pilots and Gunners. Here, Andrei (the gunner) and his wife (the pilot) are two of the best on Epsilon, whereas Keith (the pilot) and his wife (the gunner) are two of the best who have fought from Earth. For years, the Elite force has been trying to recruit Keith and his wife, to no avail. It isn’t until Keith loses his lover and son to Menarian bombs that he gives in. Did I mention that the wives are all completely comfortable with their men pursuing their bisexual sides by taking lovers? Unfortunately though, not everyone feels that way, so Keith has kept his “family” a secret from all but his wife.
So, after finally becoming a part of the team on Epsilon, Keith and Andrei eventually give in and act on their mutual attraction. There is sex between the various parties, but while you know it is happening, you get very few details. Much of this story is world building and setting up the scenery. The men fly missions, fighting the Menarians, but, things always seem to be hampering their abilities, be it lack of supplies, sketchy attack orders, etc. It takes a while and a few events for the guys to really start questioning things, but once they do, it all begins to unravel rather quickly in quite an interesting turn.
I found I really liked the strong relationships these guys had with the women, who were all very strong characters. I can’t say more about the wives without giving too much away, but suffice to say, they didn’t hinder the m/m relationship at all. Things are now set up for the story to take a different direction, and while this one took me a little bit to get into at first, by the end, I was ready for more. This really picked up the pace as it went along with a lot of action and interesting twists and turns. I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. ...more
This is labeled as BDSM, but really that’s not what it’s about. This story focuses on Benji and his life with PTS 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
This is labeled as BDSM, but really that’s not what it’s about. This story focuses on Benji and his life with PTSD and how he deals or doesn’t deal with it.
Benji returns home after being discharged from the military after he is wounded and is the only man to survive the attack he and his team were involved in. Upon his return, he finds that he has trouble fitting in and things just aren’t the same anymore. Everything he and his partner had planned for their return six months from now, were blown to smithereens in the same attack that took Blaze from him. As a further result of that attack, he suffers debilitating flashbacks, as well as overwhelming guilt at being the last man standing. His first attempts at trying to drown out that pain are not pretty.
Benji resorts to risky unsafe sex with random strangers night after night. When that doesn’t work anymore, he turns to drinking. By chance, he ends up at a BDSM club where he finds a new kind of pain to take away the old. Things get pretty heavy for him at this stage, but it only puts a band aid on the problem. Eventually, he reaches a limit and closes that door.
Unfortunately, he has hit rock bottom and decides to climb a bridge. It takes a good part of the book to get to this part, but it is worth it. It is here that he meets Nick, a young guy who is ready to give up – he came out, parents kicked him out, he lived on the streets, lost his job – because he is gay. Through helping talk Nick down, I think Benji was reminded of a few things himself.
Though Nick is a bit younger (19), he is wise beyond his years, and the two really hit if off. Benji finally finds something else to focus on and has feelings of happiness for the first time in months. However, they take things pretty slowly, enjoying spending time together, getting to know one another, etc. It isn’t until they both get tested (Benji was most concerned due to his prior risky behavior) that they take things any further. When they do, there is quite a noticeable difference in the sex from what we experienced up until now. For one, Benji is actually enjoying himself, and for another, you can feel they actually care about each other.
These guys shared a very special personal experience together that bonds them. Benji’s PTSD does not go away, but he is better able to deal with it, especially with the help of Nick. Through Nick, Benji finally feels worthy, and it was nice to see how they helped each other in different ways.
This is not a typical romance. It deals very strongly with the PTSD issues, in case you haven’t caught on to that so far. I love reading about these stories, no matter how horrible the circumstances, and especially love seeing the guys pull through and conquer the demons thus enabling them to return to a better life. They all deserve so much more than they get when they return home, and they should receive the utmost respect and support we can give them. This story does a great job portraying what it must be like for these guys to re-acclimate to life outside the military, and I look forward to reading more from Mr. Murphy in the future. ...more
I ended up enjoying this one quite a bit. There are a number of coincidences that bring Cole and Lee together. I really a review by The Blogger Girls.
I ended up enjoying this one quite a bit. There are a number of coincidences that bring Cole and Lee together. I really wasn’t too sure what to make of Cole at first. He gives an impression of being a rather hoity toity somewhat stiff guy, but it doesn’t take long for us to see behind that mask, thanks to Lee.
Lee is looking to hook up, enjoy his trip, despite the fact that his now ex insisted on going. Thankfully, he has an opportunity to room with someone else. That someone ends up being Cole, the guy he met when Cole tried booking the cruise through Lee’s travel agency. Cole is there for very different reasons though. He is not looking to hook up and party, and honestly, Lee really isn’t either, even though he thinks that’s the best way to go about things.
Lee and Cole spend a little time getting to know one another and hit it off. They definitely have differences, but in the bedroom, they totally sync. Lee feels free to explore his fantasies, something he was always afraid his ex would throw back in his face. And Cole ends up letting himself go and enjoy the fun as well. Something neither ever really explored before, they found they really liked doing with each other. There isn’t anything too heavy here, mostly sexy dirty talk and a tiny bit of spanking, which I found kind of refreshing.
Cole’s issues and reason for being on the cruise brought another element to the story. It was a bit frustrating to see how it affected Lee at first, but once he was in the loop, so to speak, things were much better.
I can always count on an enjoyable story from Ms. Davitt, and this one didn’t let me down in that department. While I was not blown away by the story, I found it to be a great afternoon read. If I had that kind of money to spend, I’d definitely be adding gay cruise to my bucket list. ...more
It was so nice to see sweet Avery again and how well he is doing. He had such a rough start, but with the help of Noah, A review by The Blogger Girls.
It was so nice to see sweet Avery again and how well he is doing. He had such a rough start, but with the help of Noah, Sam and the rest of their little “family,” he seems to be doing remarkably well.
After spending some time living on his own successfully, he and Noah have the opportunity to move into Noah’s family home and make it their own. Avery is still a little fragile at times, but Noah is on top of things as much as he can be. He makes sure Aves knows how much he is loved, how well he is handling things, and how proud Noah is of him at every turn. The support Aves now has is truly amazing and heartwarming. It is tested a bit, however, with the appearance of Aves’ younger brothers whom he had left behind many years ago.
The problems don’t come from those brothers though, they come from Aves’ other brother, Sam, who is having difficulty with his fear of losing Aves, being a husband and soon to be father. Unfortunately, it is Aves who is most affected. Thankfully, he doesn’t take too long to make things right, but it was a rough stretch for a while there.
This is a really sweet story, which I admit, I don’t usually go for. However, this is Avery we are talking about, and dammit, he deserves as much sweet as he can get. I am so happy to see he is overcoming his past and making a happy future. I really like all the characters in this series and would really like to see more about some of the others. This was a great follow up to Out of the Blackness and definitely earns Carter a spot on my auto to read list....more
Wow, this one threw me for a bit of a loop. This twisted little tale starts off with Master/Slave that seems to b 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
Wow, this one threw me for a bit of a loop. This twisted little tale starts off with Master/Slave that seems to be a bit non/con, but we quickly find that isn’t the case.
This is being told in the voice of the Slave, so that helps to really get his perspective on what’s happening and his real feelings about things. Even though the actions and behavior of the Master seem pretty awful, the Slave ensures us that he actually loves everything his Master does. So, you think that’s pretty much what the story is about, until wham! there is a total twist that actually had my head spinning in an attempt at understanding what was really taking place. The feeling of mental unstableness which had been looming in the back of my mind just skyrocketed. But this isn’t even the half of it. No, there is another twist that left me cringing.
I won’t give it away, but once again, the Slave tells us a story about how he came to learn about Master’s other “kink.” Let me say that it takes quite a bit to make me squeamish, but I almost didn’t make it through this part. It is pretty gory and things are more than a little effed up.
Enough about the content. Ms. Ferguson’s first debut story packs quite the punch in very few pages. The writing is smooth and the images almost too clear. It felt as though I was watching the scenes play out, as opposed to reading them. If you love horror or kink, or kinky horror, this is a fabulous example. I am almost too afraid to see where this is going to go next, but even though I might need to read with my eyes covered at some points, like a fender bender on the highway, I doubt I’ll be able to pass it by without looking. ...more
I just love when I read a follow up story and hearing the characters’ voices brings back all the memories of what I love A review by The Blogger Girls.
I just love when I read a follow up story and hearing the characters’ voices brings back all the memories of what I loved from the first book. Murphy and Sarge definitely did that for me here.
Aside from a new leg and some upgraded parts, it is the same Murphy and the same Sarge, doing what they do best, in all their glory. This is classified as BDSM, but they really have more of a DS and power exchange than any kind of traditional BDSM relationship. At this point, they are even more comfortable in their relationship as they now prepare for their next mission. The chapters switch between each character so that we get to see things from both perspectives. I absolutely love their dialog and the way they each speak. I smiled so many times at little things they said that make each stand out so distinctly.
I don’t think I’ve ever thought a sci-fi story felt so real as this one does. Or maybe I just like to think there is a Murph and Sarge out there fighting the good fight. Either way, this story is so descriptive and colorful, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was seeing things from their eyes – the landscape, the ship and other settings, as well as the colors Murph sees. It’s all very vivid and one of the things I enjoy most about this series.
Things are not all as they appear, and Sarge has a bad feeling from the get go. There are some twists and interesting advancements to the story which make it quite interesting. Murph and Sarge push forward, side-by-side, doing their duty and getting things done, making do when needed. Through it all, you can easily feel how perfect these two are for each other, and they both realize it as well.
This, as well as the first, are short stories, but they are not lacking in any department. If you have any misgivings about reading short story series, sci-fi, or first-person, throw them out the window and jump into these as fast as you can. You will not be disappointed and will surely be left jonesing for the next, just as I am. ...more