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(Watch Me) Body You

(Run This Town #2)

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Denial only lasts so long…eventually the heart wins out.

What if loving him…

After recent events that had his life flashing before his eyes, Israel Storm is re-evaluating everything. His friends. His priorities. What’s not going to change is the deep connection he’s developed with Reggie Turner. They’re comfortable with each other, partners in crime with no qualms about sha
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published November 12th 2014 by Sinner's Haven Publishing
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Nazanin
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, m-m
4.25 Rude-Boy Stars

A few years ago, Israel and Reggie got close when they were dumped two dead bodies. I know it’s not the best way to find friends but still! Over the years they become best friends. In the first book we saw Israel was beaten so badly and was in the hospital for sometime. Then his cousin suggested he and Reggie go somewhere and stay under radar. So Israel and Reggie went to Reggie’s cabin but something is wrong with Reggie. His behavior has changed and he's been giving Israel th
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SheReadsALot
"It doesn't matter how we fit," Is told him. It didn't. "All that matters is that we do."

I was so excited to read this story. Why? The setting and the characters were not one I expected to see in an MM story, like ever. I tend to put the books that I will hold near and dear or will go through a fine tooth comb to the side.

And then sometimes I forget about them, my special must reads. I'll admit it. They are shivering on the shelf screaming "read me", wearing piles of dust on the cold and lone
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Gigi
I didn't have fun. There were lots of typos that took me out of the book, I found the fighting of the same-sex attraction to be very homophobic on MC Is' part, the way both MC's treated women made my skin literally crawl, I wasn't able to slip easily into the "bad boy" down-and-dirty, raunchy headspace like I did with (Watch Me) Break You, which was one of my favorite reads of 2014, and, honestly? I just plain didn't like MC Is or MC Reggie.

Such a bummer. Can't recommend.
Exina
3.5 stars

(Watch Me) Body You is the second book of the Run This Town series, which is a sequel/spin-off of Brooklyn Sinners. Though RTT is enjoyable without reading BS, the latter is highly recommended too!

(Watch Me) Body You is the story of Israel Storm, head of The Rude Boys and his best friend, Reggie Turner.

Is and Reggie are clicked from the first moment they met. But for a while Reggie’s feelings for Is morphed into something more, something not exactly brotherly. Is feels the same, but u
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Lorraine Lesar
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really thought I was going to have problems with Israel and Reggie’s storyline the first 35%, it was just so slow. I could easily sum it up by saying that Is was a dick, and that Reg so wanted that dick!
But when the clicking of that dicking started between these two straight boys, the storyline started zipping and became alive and kicking.
It continues straight on from Book 1 after Is was beaten nearly senseless by Dima in his revenge over X’s betrayal. Both him and Reggie have retreated to Reg
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~Mindy Lynn~
5 Stars!


I really liked these guys apart and together. Especially Reggie.

Reggie has been catching feels for Israel for quite some time. Recent events has him thinking he's either going to jump in with these feels or distance himself from them and the man he's having them for. All he knows is that something has to give because hiding how he feels has become unbearable especially since he now has to live in a small cabin with his obsession with no escape.
Israel Storm's life flashed before his ey
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Karen
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-mm
Let me start this review on a more positive note this is probably my favorite quote from the entire book. Ironically it's between the MC's from book #1 (Watch Me) Break You.

"Goddamn it, Mr. Storm. I almost shot you. That would have pissed me off." Dima has such a way with words, doesn't he?

'(Watch Me) Body You' is the second book in Avril Ashton's series 'Run This Town' which is loosely connected to her series 'Brooklyn Sinners' (you can easily read either series independently) There is a bit of
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Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Anyone who has read this yet, I gots a question for you.... (Feel free to PM me as to not spoil for others or you can post here)

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OK..I need to know before I pick this one up. Was there p*ssy in this book?? Book 1 had the p*ssy and I don't know if I can handle that sh*t.
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(6/16)
I've been hoodwinked!
*pouts*
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Ehhhh.... Is & Reggie were definitely explosive together, after they pulled their heads outta their asses and got on with it.

Not really sure what t
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Makhda
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I cursed a lot while I was reading this book. Most of it because of Is. Thank goodness, it turns out GOOD. I know they're criminals. But I still need my HEA.

Loved it!


Warning : Brief M/F/M foreplay scene. Thought you guys wanna know.

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Finally, there's news.
Holy sh*t, it's Double-GFY from my favorite author.
Denise H.
Re-read Oct. 2018
We've met these two fierce men in the previous book, but this can stand alone.
*** This is fast paced, violent, sexy, and exciting. ***
"Is"/Israel, dark skin and eyes, is the leader of the Jamaican Rude Boys in Queens.


He and golden skinned, tattooed Reggie, work together,

but Reggie is independent of the gang. Israel likes Reggie's opinions, trusts him, and each man knows the other has his back. In the first part of the book these guys are avoiding each other, they argue, the
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Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
4 Body me stars!!!

Wow, a double GFY!! I really enjoyed Reggie & Is's story. They both were on some other ish the entire time. Reggie omg I almost forgot you were a gangsta until you threw Is into that door. That was sooo hawt.

Mrs. A picks up right where we left off in X & Dima's book. They are at the cabin, and boy is it filled with angst and sexual tension. This was a slow burn for real. They literally were like two male lions going in circles. Reggie wanting to act on his feelings, an
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¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★°**★

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ISRAEL STORM WAS ONE TOUGH BOY TO HEART!

This book has Mrs. Ashton's trade-mark, fast pace, great action and a lot of sweet sizzling loving. Reggie, gosh, his love and new found feelings for Israel was confusing to him and Is, man oh man he was just as confused because they as they saw it...they were both straight right?

Double GFYLoved!
Tully Vincent
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
The best parts of this book for me were the scenes involving Dima and Xavier--LOVE THEM--also liked Quinn (Xavier's ex-hubby).

Nile Princess
Re-read 8/16/17 - Third re-read. Still five solid stars!! Still my favorite couple of the series (very close second - X/Rush). X and Quinn still make my heart weep. They are the only couple I've ever read where I totally get that they would be great together, and absolutely still love each other, but who CAN'T; their time has passed. And I support it. I wouldn't want X with anyone other than his crazy Russian; Quinn, eh, if you've read my review of Book 4, you know I wanted more for him. The poi ...more
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Dark Contemporary/ Friends-to-Lovers/ GFY Romances
This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

I don't know if it's because of my weakness for friends-to-lovers/gay-for-you mm romances, but I enjoyed this 2nd installment in the Run This Town series by A. Ashton much more than the first one. The leading couple of this book are Israel Storm a.k.a Is, X' best friend and the leader of the gang called the Rude Boys, and Reggie Turner, Is' best friend and one of the gang members. The story continues right after the ending of the first one, with Reggie
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Lala
3.5 stars.

More of the same stuff...jealousy, obsession, hot sex. But the formula is titillating, so it's working.

Didn't like this book as much as the 1st one, though. Is and Reggie are nice characters, and the friends-to-lovers path was a nice change from the usual insta-love in Avril Ashton's books. But, they just can't top Dima's brand of crazy.

BTW, loved every glimpse of Dima. Think I'm gonna re-read his book asap.

p.s. this book needs some thorough editing.

p.p.s. can't wait for Elias' story!
River
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
This was definitely my least favorite book in the series. I like Reggie just fine but I can't stand Israel, the only interesthing thing about him are his friends and where he comes from.
Mimi
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Wow, this just keep getting hotter and hotter. Dispite the violence the story speaks for itself. Crime, passion, pleasure and loyalty to the ones you hold dear and near.

Great book!
Fani *loves angst*
3.5 stars

That was better than I expected after all, although the first one still remains my favorite by far. And I loved that I could see more of Dima here :)

It was pretty good if you like Ashton's style, but once more, the issues that Israel feared (=the reactions of his team/contacts when they learned that he was gay) were swept under the rug. And those men do cry and talk about their feelings like chicks despite their 'bad boys' vibe. However, I knew what to expect and it didn't bother me mu
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Jacq
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sooooo sweet


Israel & Reggie


I really enjoyed this storyline. Avril Ashton, shares her BAD BOYS well. The cover once again fits well.

What I loved-
1) Love
2) Humor
3) Smexy
4) Plot
5)Tension
6)IS ~Possessiveness!

What I Enjoyed-
1)The visit from Xavier & Dima (Rush) also two other pop up guest :)

Nicely done!
Rose
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Finally, I got what I've been waiting to put my hands on!! It was gut-wrenching-heart-stopping amazing.But I'm curious about Tek and Quinn :( I need them before Elias' book.

Ps: And abot that threesome, I think I might be know who the couple.Anton and Slyvie ?
Camille Adams
2.5

Criminality is not at all my reading preference but I decided to try stepping out of my comfort zone. Too, this is a double GFY so I thought to give it a try.

I liked the authentic Caribbean elements. One can tell Ashton is truly West Indian. I didn't see any of my Trini people in here but that might be for the best :-) Notwithstanding, I felt that Is should have spoken in his "dialect" more. I get mass appeal and all that but it would have further solidified his characterisation. What dialec
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Dakota Allred
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it so much! I tried to draw it out so that it would last a few days...but it didn't work. I've got no self control when it comes to Avril Ashton books.

Israel Storm. Leader of the Rude Boys. He's got a bloody past.


Reggie Turner. Israel's right hand man.


I will now list my feels with gifs...









Bottom line...read it! Like right now.
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Is and Reggie were pretty hot together. Ms. Ashton can write her a mean sex scene I'm tellin' ya. The story advanced (sort of) but there was just far too much waffling in this one. Put up or shut up. I felt bad for both men for different reasons. In here you definitely know that these are not "good" boys. There is not a ton of glamorization of gangs and the men in them. These are killers - and after Dima in the first book I was expecting more. Though you know DIma is in the same category somethi ...more
Shannon
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow. Not quite as "Wow" as the first one but still....We have 2 man sex virgins in this one and I was wondering whether they were going to stay that way. So stubborn! Israel was the more stubborn of the two and I gotta say that I loved his reaction to the girly scene. All macho, manly, "I'll kill you"...yum! When they finally do get to it, they really get to it. That was some smokin' sex. I was so happy to see Dima and X in this one. They even had some sexy times here. Yay! A bit violent with a ...more
Stephanie
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, amazon-com
AMAZING!! OMG. So gooood yet sooooo bad. I LOVE Avril's characters (Sinners' series and this one). They are not cute and cuddly. They are gang members/leaders who hurt people for a living. They love hard and they hate hard. Sometimes doing both at the same time with violent consequences. And this type of story is exactly what I needed to pull me out of my book funk.
Natalia
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Re-read September 2017
4.5 stars
Laura Mcshea
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved this book! This series keeps getting better and better. Cannot wait for the next book.
Georgie
Jun 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
I created a new tag shelf for this book - "Unpleasant". The plot is vestigial and not credible, the morals non-existent. Women are sluts, or liars. Yeah, the author can write competently. But believe me - unpleasant.
Purplegirl
This was a very good follow up book to the first one. I loved the first one and with the mixed reviews on this book I was skeptical but I couldn't resist. I actually liked this one better than the Run This Town #1. I found it more of a realistic situation. Usually when we have GFY stories, there is one gay man that is dealing with a straight man and we hear the inner dialogue, turmoil and realizations of the straight man. This book had two former straight guys, gangsters, that fall for each othe ...more
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A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Stone Mountain, GA., with a tolerant Spousal Equivalent. Together they raise an eccentric daughter who loves reading and school (not so much school anymore). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother

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Run This Town (4 books)
  • (Watch Me) Break You (Run This Town, #1)
  • (Watch Me) Unmask You (Run This Town, #3)
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“There’s a reason I’ve kept my shit simple. Why I play, but never stay.” His gaze turned somber, serious, alarming Reggie. “Is—” “I never want to be attached to anything I can’t walk away from.” He brushed his lips over Reggie’s. “I’ve had a lifetime of loss, but in my business I’m prepared to lose more. Always more. Except you. I will never be prepared to lose you.” 5 likes
“Did you fuck her?” Anger flashed in Reggie eyes. “Which answer do you want to hear the most?” He sidled close enough for Is to feel the coolness coming from the water still on his skin. “Yes means I’m done pining for you. No says I’m still waiting even though I know it’s never gonna happen.” He grabbed Is by the jaw, fingers tight, biting. “Which one cuts deepest, Is?” 4 likes
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