Ethan is a country boy from Indiana who has dreamed of and done everything possible to ensure his best chances at being a Review by The Blogger Girls.
Ethan is a country boy from Indiana who has dreamed of and done everything possible to ensure his best chances at being accepted into the FBI. All he has to do at this point is graduate college. In the meantime, he works for a small private investigation company. Things take a turn after he takes a business trip to a security seminar weekend in Las Vegas.
Maxmillian (Max) is the owner of The Elite Poole, a high end security firm that provides skilled eye candy as bodyguards to the stars, etc. He is focused and driven on his work and company, enduring a self-imposed bout of celibacy after a previously failed relationship. That all takes a turn when he meets Ethan.
Ethan stirs something in Max he thought he’d never find. His submissiveness is perfect for Max and the two share an extreme amount of chemistry. He’s also skilled, capable and good looking. Everything Max looks for when hiring agents. Once he sets his mind on having Ethan, both in his bed and his company, he tries to convince Ethan to join him. But Ethan is set on the FBI. They reach an agreement that if Ethan is turned down by the FBI, he will join Max in Las Vegas.
This story pulled me in right away. I loved Ethan, and I loved Max. They are total opposites in so many ways and really are perfect for each other. I loved that Ethan stood his ground and didn’t give in to Max at every turn, even though his body wanted differently. This isn’t BDSM in the normal sense – there are no dungeons, set scenes, etc. But they do have distinct roles – Max wants to own Ethan body and soul, be his master in all things. Ethan has extreme submissive tendencies, yet is very inexperienced in that area. It was refreshing to read this type of dynamic, and the two really did complement each other.
It was a fast read that was never dull or boring, and it left me longing to jump right into the next one. I’m really looking forward to seeing where these guys go from here and how long it will take for Ethan to really crack Max’s shell.
This wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I was quite entertained. It gets a little harsh at times, and although I had an idea of what was happening This wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I was quite entertained. It gets a little harsh at times, and although I had an idea of what was happening from early on, I enjoyed that aha moment when it was all told. This is a great set up for a series, and this one left me looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. The beginning is pretty rough, with dragon sex getting a little gruesome at times, but it is definitely different, and now that the "initiation" is out of the way, I'm excited to get to the meat of this story....more
Gunny and Mac are back!!! They are one of my all-time favorite military couples. They’re settling into retirement 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
Gunny and Mac are back!!! They are one of my all-time favorite military couples. They’re settling into retirement now and getting ready to take a little honeymoon.
There are some touching family moments here with Mac’s parents, and really, these guys, 20 years into their relationship, are just so happy together, happy they can finally not worry about hiding, happy about just being able to enjoy each other. There are even some funny moments when Mac forgets the parentals are coming.
But, the gist of this story is about Mac and Gunny’s relationship. Up until now, they have been sort of playing around with the dom/sub stuff, finding that it helps Gunny with his PTSD type issues. They take things a step further when Mac decides to fulfill Gunny’s fantasy of going to an actual club. This is where the series blend together, as they visit the Guards of Folsom club in NY.
I loved their nervousness about going through with things, their apprehension about being newbies in the club atmosphere, and the fact that they didn’t just jump into their roles and stick to them without adjustments. It is easy to see how these guys feel about each other, that they and their relationship is the more important factor than playing in the other roles. It just felt right and was very believable. Even after the night ends, they are solidified in their beliefs as to what they want in their relationship – basically to continue using the D/S as a tool when needed.
It was fun seeing some of the guys from the other series, but seeing Mac and Gunny again, happy as ever, was such a treat. They could pretty much make anything they do sexy, and I’ll eagerly read every scrap I can. Definitely recommend for anyone who fell even a little bit in love with these guys. ...more
So, I have this fairly short list of authors who I absolutely love. Love their style and reading something from them is A review by The Blogger Girls.
So, I have this fairly short list of authors who I absolutely love. Love their style and reading something from them is like a big relaxing sigh of content. Jack Pyke is at the top of that list. I can always count on my buttons being pushed, in good ways and bad, skating the edge of darkness. This tasty treat was a freebie from the MM Romance Group’s Love’s Landscapes event.
Of course, I wish this story was longer, but to be able to grab a picture and make a story out of nothing, making it your own, is always fun to watch regardless of how long it is. Here, we get little nibbles of everything Jack’s stories are known for and look forward to.
Tom and Dan have a bit of a taboo relationship to start with. Dan is the caretaker at the facility at which Tom’s father resides. Therefore, Tom’s dad is technically a patient of Dan’s. But, Tom and Dan have managed to maintain a relationship and keep it under wraps for about five years now. They also have a unique relationship in that Tom is the Dom to Dan’s sub.
Things happen, the guys’ relationship is tested, and there is quite a bit of action packed into this short story. Tom goes to some fairly drastic measures to set things right with Dan, but it doesn’t take long to see his intentions are good and that these two really need each other.
The sex scenes are smoking, the twists and turns edgy and exciting. This was just a glimpse at a time in Dan and Tom’s lives. I would love to see them again in a more drawn out story but quite enjoyed this one either way. ...more
I really loved this short little freebie! These guys were so likable, and I was cheering Graham on the entire time in hopes he would find someone to gI really loved this short little freebie! These guys were so likable, and I was cheering Graham on the entire time in hopes he would find someone to give him what he longed for. Poor big fella just doesn't want to be what everyone expects from a man of his stature, a big dominant toppy guy. Oh, Graham gives just as good as he wants to get, make no mistake. He goes out thinking he is his best friend, Nic's, wingman for the night, but I think it ended up being the other way around.
Thanks so much, Gina, for giving us this tasty little treat!...more