In the Wreckage
After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a relationsh ...more
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I went into this one knowing it was futuristic.I'm ok with war/military,I enjoy some pnr,haven't really read sci fi but the combination of these element's had my head spinning.I've never had to concentrate so hard while reading a book.The plot wasn't engaging me and there are so many characters thrown at you.
It was kind of like,
Sex............rinse and repeat.
The sex is very hot but I even started skimming those scenes.I didn't feel any connecti ...more
In the Wreckage was... good, even if I had to start skimming the sex scenes eventually (Wha?? Yeah, I know.).
I really enjoy paranormal/urban fantasy romances, but I felt like the romance was buried under all of the sex and mission jargon. I really prefer a character-driven romance, and this was fully plot driven with lots of action and mayhem. I enjoyed the fast pace of the story but I ...more
The narration was P.E.R.F.E.C.T.
That was some 10 hrs of eargasm. Greg's voice was meant to narrate the shit out of every book. He had different voices for all the many different characters. The experience was like watching a movie on DVD then watching the same on IMAX, 10x better.
I enjoyed the story even more the second time.
The sex scenes were hotter on audio thanks to Greg's sexy voice.
My beautiful People, if you haven't read this book, Get the Audio-book NOW!
And h ...more
Re-Read January 2018
I was automatically intrigued by the blurb. Then came all the high ratings. So I thought I was for sure going to enjoy a 5* or at least a high 4* book. I still felt that way about half way through. Then it just started losing its steam and I started drifting while reading. The world building was interesting and so was most of the characters. It wasn't hard to follow the story and I really was invested in it. But soon e ...more
And it seriously did not disappoint at all. I don't read a lot of paranormal, much less sci-fi but this was very subdued in those regards.
The suspense and plot had me intrigued the whole book. It was the perfect mix of suspense and romance. And the sex. People, the sex. It was some of, if not the hottest I've ever read. Period.
Now don't get me wrong. I watch the occasional Sci-Fi on tv. X-men being one of my favorits, which is exactly what this book reminds me of. A delicous MM book, filled with strong X-men...yummy :)
This book takes place in the year 2284, when humans and Metahumes roam the earth (and beyond). Metahumans are humans, that have been expos ...more
This book pushed all my buttons!!!
The blurb is conclusive enough, so I won't go into further detail. You will get the idea what is going on when you read it.
I will just say something about the great job the author did with this book:
As for the worldbuilding... One word: excellent! Everything is described with a passion for detail and you just feel the excitement and the dedication of the author to introduce us to the world she created. So, if yo ...more
3 stars for the book (that’s because of me NOT the book)
I don’t know how many times I have tried to read this book, and gave up. The book is incredibly well written, but dang, chapter 1 starts off with an action packed scene and “several” characters that are all essential to the story. I guess I could have just pushed through and hoped that I remembered who was who and who could do what, but it was just too much, too soon for my scattered-brained-self.
The only way I was able ...more
The sex is undeniably hot. Kinky, cock choking, dirty talk, begging, wrecked out bottom, prostate orgasm, orgasm denial; Turner came to play!
Jaime and Kyle are both military which is something else I like. There is a bit of a size difference between them, so another box ticked there.
But here's the deal, there's someone else that I like a whole lot who does all this stuff and does it better, IMO. She also builds a relationship while building in ...more
The scorching hot, many pages long sex scenes sure are one of the main reasons for my rating - seriously, this author can write sex and she pushed all my buttons: edging (T&D), dildos, butt plugs, rough and dirty ~fans herself~ Do I have to say more? My GR friend Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books described it as "porn WITH plot" and I agree :)
So there is a story, too, and a pretty good one! We are talking X-Men in ...more
Here’s my 2 cents.
This was a win because of the following
-military badasses with the potential for great team dynamics and where half the members are equally kickass women
-exciting missions and plenty of action that kept me at the edge of my seat
-engaging setup regarding terrorists and the discovery of their diabolical plan that remains to be fully realized
-very explicit smexy smex that has a touch of pain kink and D/s overtones that was hot and varied
-little relation ...more
What an awesome read! What a great recommendation! How can a book be so entertaining, suspenseful and dirty at the same time? This is a good one. Believe me. It has everything you want in a Science Fiction book, with the add of some of the dirtiest sex scenes I've ever read. Yes. Everything.
This is a perfectly written MM Romance. A Sci-Fi novel that takes place on an alternative and very fascinating year 2284.
The world building is fantastic but I don't want to reveal too much, just that somethin
Sorry, friends :(
This is not for me.
From the beginning it failed miserably to pick up my interest and there is nothing that makes me want to keep going.
Be aware that I am in the minority, clearly.
The reviews are awesome!
So, kindly ignore me. ...more
Audiobook ✮5 Stars✮ 💗
Love it...again! 💛💚💙💜💖
And now...📖 in to the next book!!! 😍
The book is soo good, I want more! :D ...more
This one has some fabulously enticing reviews out there already so I won’t waste my time going into too many details. Just know I had a lot of fun reading/listening to this one.
What it had working for it:
• An entertaining and original sci-fi premise
• Great futuristic world-building
• An M/M couple with off-the-charts chemistry
• HOT sex
• A wonderful full cast of characters
• Characters with cool enhanced abilities and even cooler code names
• Men in uniform
• Plenty of (military-type) action ...more
That is when and where this AMAZING new series begins ! We are introduced to the Metahumans. People, men and women, who have had their lives altered, and now possess unusual powers, like anti-gravity, pyrotechnics, super strength, telekinesis, and more. They are trained to control these powers and many are using them in the military positions. Raised in a privileged family, wealthy, 6'2", Marine Commander Jaime Callahan
is in the MDF, Metahuman Defense Force, ...more
And that’s why it’s hard to rate, I’ve stopped, started, stopped, started so many times, trying to navigate myself round the wreckage of who is who and their abilities, that I’ve lost count. I could have made it so much simpler by taking more notes, and I did, but in the interim of the stopping and starting, they got waylaid. ...more
This book is a total contradiction and I am at a loss about how I feel about it. I don’t know for sure if the book knew what it wanted to be.
When it was adventurous it was page turning excitement.
When it was political it was intriguing.
When it was world building I could see it.
When it was erotic it ha ...more
I'm serious: "DID SOMEBODY TURN UP THE HEAT IN HERE?"
*sidenote: is there anything more glorious than a gif of Elle Fanning fanning herself?!? I think not!
This book was... SIZZLING! My dog Ms. Turner turned up the heat. This was just... FILTHY!
However the 'insta-something' sort of ruined the characterization of Jamie for me. This dude is described as: Soldier: first! Everything else: second!
But after a week, where Jamie and Kyle haven't even really had ...more
Book 1 in what I believe is a part of a series. The set up : in a futuristic world crawling through the heat, with the fear of a deadly virus for most humans, but for only a few who become “metahumans”, meaning humans with extraordinary powers. They are feared, almost cast out and, for the ones who choose it, part of a special elite military unit.
Think about X-Men in the military and you get it. And, as I am a fan of X-Men, I really enjoyed this first book : fa ...more
Too bad you can't see my broad grin now... Well, maybe just imagine Julia Roberts with more teeth and you get an idea. ;-)
If I wouldn't already love the story I would do now! ❤️ No one and I happily repeat - no one - can do accents like Greg (Tremblay) Boudreaux and the sex scenes... Yeah, there is no other word for it than pure E.A.R.G.A.S.M.
My original review for the story can be found here. ...more
I am not really into science fiction. But this book takes place in the 23rd century.
I am not really into metahumans. But this book is full of them.
I am not really into military style novels. But this one is heavy on military operations and soldier talk.
And I LOVED it.
Hailey Turner just gets the balance between all the different elements in her book right:
- the building of a futuristic world (what fabulous detail!)
- the action plot (worthy of a 5 star thriller)
- the development of Jam ...more
It's definitely action packed and full of interesting characters and world building. I love both Jamie and Kyle and while the romance was lacking in this one, the attraction is there and I loved how neither could stay away from the other.
I will say, though I love me some sex in m ...more
"In the Wreckage is a 100k word steamy m/m sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending. There is military violence within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under 18."
According to my book tastes, this should have been a guaranteed 5-star read for me.
It started out hot as hell so I was all in from the get-go.
I really did like the first part of the book. I also liked the last part. But, I didn't love it. :-(
It had a lot ...more
We're all the way in the future with this one, in the year 2284 - it's hard for me to even fathom what that will look like, which made me think of how those in the mid 1700's must have felt about what life would be like today, if they thought of that at all, but I digress - and things have advances so much that there is even a chemical of unknown origin that ...more
It's pretty long, but I got hooked. I'm not a fan of sci-fi fantasy, but here the writing really worked for me and I fell in love with the characters! Yes, there are a lot of characters, but I enjoyed their banter, the way they worked together. They fit perfectly!
This story is full of action. I loved the suspense. There are some pretty awesome missions and I absolutely loved the hotness! Jamie and Kyle were super hot together and it's been a while since I fell s ...more
It's not often I find myself shocked into a lack of words over anything but this debut novel just did that to me.
Set in the difficult to write field of sci-fi, the world building is utterly superb, think Marvel Agents of SHIELD levels of military complexity, coupled with all the Men from UNCLE (original TV series please!) slash you might ever have dreamed of, with a healthy dose of erotic porn with plot on top, and you might come close to how I felt readi ...more
There are just some narrators that I absolutely love to listen to. Greg is quickly becoming my favorite. I mean, he's always been in the Top 5 but the recent spate of titles I've gotten my greedy hands on that feature his voice have just been stellar...and he makes them even better. (So, I must commend those authors that choose him to narrate their titles; good move.)
And I thought that window-sex scene was hot after reading it (3 times)? HOOOOOLEEEEE HELL! Hearin ...more
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