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Black & Bluhe

(Out of the Blue #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  282 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Grayson Black has never forgiven himself for not saving his identical twin brother, Jet, from a savage beating at their father’s hands ten years ago. Jet’s near-death never would have happened if Gray hadn’t been so focused on his boyfriend at the time. He has sworn to take care of his brother ever since. Gray can’t afford a distraction from his self-imposed mission, the t ...more
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Published July 31st 2015 by Vivid Blue Press
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Full release day review originally posted at Sinfully...Addicted to All Male Romance

Friendly, generous, firefighter Kris is bisexual and recently out of a relationship with a woman. Gray is first man he’s been attracted to in years, but he hasn’t had the nerve to approach him. When a fire in Gray’s apartment building leaves him and his brother with nowhere to go, Kris offers the use of his spare room. Unfortunately for Kris, when he finally gets to know Gray, it appears Gray doesn’t like him ver
Gimme gimme gimme! *grabby hands*

8/11/15 ETA

My review was originally posted at Reviews by Jessewave

3.5 --> 4.0 Solid Stars

R.J. Jones has solidified her standing as one of my all-time fave authors and she has made her way onto my auto-buy list. Why? Because I kinda liked this book. Huh? Let me explain. This book was all kinds of hurt/comfort and anyone who knows me knows that that is not my bag. It just isn’t. Despite the atrocities suffered by Gray
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
Nothing like book one for me.

I hope Mason and Jet get a book. Not together of course.

Review to come.
Gray and Kris

This book had my head spinning.
Gray and Kris had an attraction. Gray and his brother Jet plays at local bars.Kris had a fascination with them, so he follows them when he can.
He is a freighter and one unfortunate night Jet and Gray's building had a fire.
He was on hand to offer the brothers some place to stay.
You would have thought that since they were in the same vicinity things will move in t he right direction.
Not a chance. There was this courting dance between them.
Gray was runni
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing story in this mm contemporary book series. I love this world and characters. Love is a hard fought for emotion. I’ll read more from this series and author.
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Blogger Girls

I must be on an identical twin kick because three of my last five books contained a pair…or two. This is a story I’ve been waiting for because I really loved the first book and couldn’t wait for Kris to get his own story. It didn’t disappoint.

Grayson and Jet Black are identical twins who have been to hell and back. Gray is completely committed to his brother because he blames himself for not being there when their father nearly killed him. Jet has lasting repercussions from that
Lorraine Lesar
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’m having a major love/hate relationship going on with this author at the moment. I love her storylines – they are heart-wrenchingly beautiful, mixed with soulful sadness that makes compulsive reading and yet I always seem to want to get the the main MC’s and knock their heads together to make them see the obvious (or stars, as the case may be).
The author, for me anyway, always seems to just overplay her hand a little and stretch out the torment a bit too long – I know she is going to deliver t
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
The entire time I was reading this, I kept thinking about that line from Frozen, "You can't marry a guy you just met!" I'm not a big fan of love-at-first-sight novels; lust-at-first-sight, sure. Being attracted to someone's physical appearance is normal, but inviting your crush and his brother to live with you after having never once spoken a word to them... not so much.

Once I got over the entire "I don't know you but I love you anyways" thing (well, pushed it to the back of my mind), I settled
I enjoyed this book very much! I actually read it after reading a review on the first book in this series. The review wasn't that great but it said that this book would be much better. I think I have to agree that this book was worth taking the chance and starting a book mid series.
The mc grey and Kris had a ton of issues! And tbh I think Kris was too forgiving and too lenient on grey at times. For example I think it was really important that Kris hold out and wait for grey to kiss him. Grey re
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story!

I really enjoyed this book. Full of emotion and at times heartbreaking. Gray carried such guilt and anguish over the past, he couldn't trust Blondie or even his own feelings, inspite of being in love with Blondie. Finally facing up to his fears, his father and realizing he was holding back his future and that of his twin Jet's also, he opened his heart to the man he loved.
Dec 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sigh. It was all right. I preferred her first book.

Really I should have just left it at reading the blurb, but I enjoyed her first book so much I assumed this book would be really good. Basically the premise of the plot was annoying, and that's not the author's fault. That's my personal preference. She did a good job with the characters and their story, I was just over the whole thing.

Could've kicked Gray up the backside a few Kris kept putting up with his changeable moods I've no idea, but all's well that ends well. Hope we get to see Jet have his own HEA too. 3.5 rounded up.
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I really enjoy this author's writing although I didn't enjoy Gray in the least. Jet was the star character of this story and it wasn't even about him. Gray acted like an ass time and time again and Kris smiled and took him back. So frustrating!
Amneris Cesare
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I read it all, up to the end of the book but I really had difficulties to click with the MC1 drama and, honestly, MC2 was way too patient and forgave MC1 way too much humiliations. But it was a very interesting reading.
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Still just as good as the first time.
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-romance, 2018
It started ok, but hell....Gray was and is still an asshole.
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Perhaps 3.5 stars

Not much to say about it, I finished it, but it was quite predictable.
May 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
“Bi guys will always choose a woman because they’re easier. Women can give them kids and the ‘normal.’” I made air quotes. “Bi guys just want to fuck a guy on the side while they do the serious thing with a woman.”

What in the fucking fuck did I just read? Didn’t get far into this one thanks to outright biphobic shit like this.
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Gray really really irked me, and Kris was a total doormat. I don't like that.
I don't think I would be reading the forth book because it would be story of another doormat character at the mercy of both Black divas.
3.5 stars

I enjoyed this story.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up because I have a soft spot for firefighter.
Original Blog Post: Review Request: Black & Blühe (Out of the Blue #2) by R.J. Jones

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Twins Jet and Gray Black are part time musicians with a good following. Their daytime jobs is in education and they are both happy as much as they could be. Things could be better, but they are not. The point is, they survived and they are accomplished in what they do. Better, they are respected.

One night they lost their home and it seemed they had nowhere to go
Love Bytes Reviews
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Heart Review by Amber

You know what? I’m really enjoying the hell out of this writer. It’s remarkable to me because book 1 in this series came to me randomly, but I really liked it and the characters were so deep and full, I fell in love. Anticipating book two was a sweet torture. I really liked Kris in book 1, even with everything that happened so I couldn’t wait to see what his story entailed. And while, I really loved Gray, he also bothered me, very much. At times I felt he was completely
3.75 stars This was a really enjoyable story, and I loved the addition of the twins' relationship as an added component. Grey and Kris have been eying each other for weeks/months as Kris attends the Black Brothers shows in small, run down bars. But Grey is terrified of the way Kris makes him feel, and is resistant to anything more due to his long-standing guilt complex and need to constantly protect his brother (even though there is nothing currently hurting Jet).

Despite them both having strong
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

Gray and Jet Black are identical twins, that play music at clubs in their spare time. They are both full time teachers. Kris has been following them to different gigs, but has never really met them. When Kris, a firefighter responds to a fire at their apartment building, that leaves the twins homeless, he makes the impulsive decision to offer them his spare room. He is attracted to Gray,
Jessie G.
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rj-jones
Very often I judge a book on if it makes me cry, especially if it’s supposed to. This had all the earmarking’s of a tear jerker. Abuse theme, siblings protecting one another, house fires…I went into this expecting to bawl like a baby. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your tear duct response time, any time my heart started to ache for Jet and Gray’s past, Gray opened his big mouth.

I can understand that the attraction is growing for months on both men’s parts, which I think is the only r
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know, after the amazing start to this series with Out of the Blue, I was really excited to jump right in to Black and Blühe...and boy was I thrilled to find that it is just as emotional and fantastic a story!

Now, after the incident that happened with Kris and Cam in Out of the Blue (sorry guys, that's as much as I'm that a tease?), I wasn't sure if I would be able to get into Kris in this book. I needn't have worried-I found Kris to be a wonderful character who is sweet, kind and
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved the emotional connection between Jet and Grey, their commitment to each other, and how they are both willing to make personal sacrifices for the good of the other. It's a very well written co-dependent relationship that contrasts who the brothers are as individuals with how they depend on each other. That being said, I loved Jet and loved to hate Gray. Jet is the kind of guy I'd like to have as a friend, but Grey is much harder to like. They have both had a rough road in life so far, but ...more
Joyfully Jay
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

Black and Blühe is set in the same world as Out of the Blue but can be read as a standalone. Kris was introduced in that first book but primarily this is Gray’s story and by extension Jet’s story. This book has a similar somber feel as well.

Gray and Jet have an incredibly close relationship. They are the only family they have and after a devastating attack that left Jet with permanent complications, their bond is fierce and admittedly co-dependent. While they look a
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, amazon, kindle-loaned
Reread before Jet's story

1st read 10/8/15 Very good but not spectacular

I think the author has an obsession about ten year time frames. Gray and Jet, the twin brothers, for ten years, have been so codependent that it's almost ridiculous. Yes, they had a lot of past trauma, so I understand, to a point. With what Jet had gone through, I would think that counseling or therapy would have been offered. It was never mentioned anywhere. Gray cut himself and his brother off from a normal life with his ac
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