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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Cody has had enough of living with his wealthy, controlling, and disapproving parents, so when the time comes to choose a university, he picks one as far away as possible from his hometown and arrives in New York. The naïve boy soon finds himself embroiled in a whirlwind affair with his tutors. Secrets abound. Will they be discovered? Will Cody ever find the happiness he i ...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published January 1st 2018
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Jan 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Remember that episode of Friends, where Joey’s writing a letter of recommendation to the adoption agency and wants to sound smart? He discovers thesaurus on Word and writes something incomprehensible? That’s how Smith’s writing reads. I DNF’d at around 50 pages in because all Smith has done was wax, nonsensically about Drake, Mal and Cody circling each other on campus. That, in itself, wouldn’t be a problem, I don’t mind a slow build, but when Smith describes Cody walking past Max for several pa ...more
Maree Repa
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars

Taking A Chance

I was so absolutely thrilled to read this new amazing, exciting, most unbelievable tale. Written by one of my favourite all time authors, Pierce Smith. I completely loved and adored this emotional tale!!!

Cody who had just left his flat walked out on the streets of New York City. Students were buzzing, and excited for their first day back at College. Cody was completely thrilled to attend for his first day ever. He was ready to familiarise the city and the Univers
Katie J
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story has several triggers, one for sex, love, violence, and dark scenes. It is dripping with sex, dreams and intense emotion. I think I felt every emotion in reading this book.
Cody is a new to the big city college freshman with a positive attitude and makes new friends easily. Joe and Tina will make you laugh.
Max, one of his hot Professors will make you feel the heat he offers Cody. They were an online thing til Cody started college and they recognized each other from the Skype cam.
Robin Powers
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. This is a dark and disturbing story about a naive college freshman interested in exploring a loving relationship and his sexuality but getting entrapped by his lusting obsession with two of his professors. I just felt this book was very angsty with Cody’s immaturity and emotional outbursts. There are severe dark overtones as his interactions with these two men increase and Cody’s mental health nosedives. This one will definitely put you through the wringer.
Soledad Weaver
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Innocent by fate

OMG, what an emotional ride. The characters are strong, intense and hurtful at times. There were parts that made me angry, confused as well as hopeful. I absolutely loved the poetry. My heart goes out to Cody. Pierce Smith, you out did yourself, WOW
Laid-back Book Bitches
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW Pierce does not let us down.... This book is an emotional rollercoaster you will hate to see end. I could not put down this new amazing, exciting, most unbelievable tale down. I absolutely love Pierce Smith's work. With each page I turned the more I felt like I was right there with these characters. Just an FYI you will need a box of Kleenex's. Who will Cody choose Max and Drake ? Of course I am not gonna tell you, go get this book and find out for yourself. I promise you wont regret getting ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pierce Smith has the rare talent as an author to be able to make his readers feel like they are a part of the story and that is exactly what this author has done with me! As I turned each page of this well written story I was drawn in deeper and deeper as the story unfolded between Cody, Max and Drake! I absolutely loved the dynamics between these three characters, who will Cody choose? You will have to read this book to find out and make sure that you have a box of kleenex while reading this bo ...more
Stacy Stewart
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I believe this is Pierce Smith’s best book to date. Sometimes I do get emotional with books but this one took my emotions to whole other level. This book had some very dark moments and scenes but I feel they were crucial to the storyline and so the reader could completely relate to Cody.

Cody came to a brand new city to go to college and he was looking for his soulmate but he found so much more. But sometimes a naïve boy gets more than he bargains for. Two beautiful men and Cody’s heart and mind
Janet Gibson
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark and Unexpected

I was unsure what to expect from Pierce on this book, his other books are somewhat different. Now for some this possibly is good and some maybe not. His books lean towards the dark and different. I loved Cody from the very first page, young, innocent Cody who just wants love. Events unfold not Cody anticipated. A very interesting path young Cody chooses. This book contains dark events, be forewarned.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this book extremely interesting I felt involved .....
Cody who has started college was enamoured by his tutors completely ..
He wanted to be loved and owned ......

Joseph , who Cody shares his room is understanding to Cody’s dilemma .
Joseph is extremely concerned with the path that Cody is taking ..

An extremely emotional book...
Kimberly Cortez
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
heartbreakingly beautiful

This story was not what i was expecting when i started to read this story. It was a beautifully written story that tugged at your heart and soul. Soulfully sad and sensual.
Zillah Raven
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good read

I am completely lost for words. This book will take you on an emotional journey. This is one for you to read for yourself.
Cathy Dionne
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bait by Pierce Smith takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. This is a story of forbidden lust, deceit, friendship, love, hopelessness, courage and trying to figure out ones path in life. Bait is not always an easy story to read. There are parts that are dark, but they are essential to the characters. The ending was one I did not see coming and it left me speechless. A unique and powerful story.
Dara Nelson
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-blog
Wow. Buckle your seatbelts boys and girls cause this is an intense, emotional ride. The ups and downs that Cody experiences on his journey are dizzying. They’ll make you cry, sigh, worry, hope and sometimes even smile. But that’s life, right? Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad but as long as you’re feeling you’re alive. Great read.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a really emotional story which I am not sure how the author managed to write. Cody is a young man living away from home for the first time while he begins his studies at university. Straight away he is drawn into a relationship with one of his tutors after realising Max is the man he was having hot online sex sessions with back home. Then there is Drake, his Cosmology tutor who is hot as hell and gave him a lift to his first lecture. We know relationships between tutors and their student ...more
Sharon Landry Aldrich
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read from this author, and I can’t wait to read more! I loved his writing style, his characters and the story. Cody had my heart from the get go.
Deanna Wiley
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it was amazing Pierce never let us down.... This book is an emotional rollercoaster you will hate to see end. I could not put down this new amazing, exciting, most unbelievable tale down. I absolutely love Pierce Smith's work. With each page I turned the more I felt like I was right there with these characters. Just an FYI you will need a box of Kleenex's. Who will Cody choose Max and Drake ? Of course I am not gonna tell you, go get this book and find out for yourself. I promise you wont regret ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
wow this was amazing... so emotional.. so many spots i wanted to throw my kindle.. but it was amazing and perfect,.. i loved it
Jan 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m
I didn't like the writing style.. I didn't like the characters.. I don't know why I countined reading till the end tbh..
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, arc, reviewer
I received this ARC from the very talented Author Pierce Smith ( also know as PS). When I read the blurb- I was very intrigued in this M/M story. I found myself wanting to find out what happened next to Cody- did he find love with tutors? Did they get discovered? And did he find the happiness he was so badly seeking for? This is a very emotional story – you will find yourself on a roller coaster of emotions. One moment your emotions are high then the next you will find them down. The characters ...more
Lori Hammons
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bait is a different kind of love story. The writing throws the emotions Cody is feeling off the page and into the heart and mind of the reader. It is a sad and tragic story. Be prepared.
Faye Kennedy
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story for Cody's cry to be loved. Young and innocent and immature he wanted his feelings to have be returned.
I have had so many emotions in this book, but the characters will do what they want. This includes poetry verses of Cody's thoughts along in the story. Some scenes include some hot bondage. Cody is so innocent that he doesn't hear what others are trying to tell him friends and lovers.
Cody's first day at college he meets Drake giving him a ride. Drake was 32 and a Prof of Cosm
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Bait was a very different read, I struggled through the first half of the book, somewhat confused but the more I read the more sense the story made. This definitely is not a love story but could be described as a taboo romance where two professors take complete advantage a a young, innocent student, never appearing to really caring about his total welfare.

I found reading this story was very emotional at times and there could be some define trifgers. Not recommended if you struggle with
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
Such an intriguing dark story and there were
definitely moments of excellence throughout. Whilst I get that he is young and naive, I did sometimes struggle with Cody the main character - at times he comes across very immature. This certainly didn’t distract me from the story as it’s a real page turner and the scenes and situations that Cody experiences had me panting but also shedding tears.
Ben Willis
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Star rating - ★★
Cover – The cover is the best part

This book is always being posted in groups on Facebook, so I gave in to a new author. Thank God it was only on KU because I'll never read this again. I want to say first, I give the author props for his hard work, and I can feel his passion for his characters and that is the reason I'm giving it two stars, plus, the cover is great in my opinion. It sells the book, but sadly, the story does not. I just didn't relate to any of the characters, they
Natalie Tramill
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Cathy Brockman
Cody has come from an affluent family in Georgia hoping to find his true love in New York. He had been chatting on line with a sexy man and finds he is his Math Professor. On his first day he gets a ride to his class by another sexy professor.
Cody is very naive and hopes one of these men will be his one and only... true love. Cody finds life on his own is much harder and lonelier than he thought.

This story was good. It was angsty and dark and sad. There is some beautiful poetry Cody written an
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3
I like the story, but reading it was often difficult. Maybe it was written in another language. Bad translation?
Feb 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mm-romance
Lol this was HORRIBLE and felt as if it was written by a child. I only continued reading because I expected a lot of sex but even that didn’t happen. What a waste of 2 hours.
rated it it was ok
Nov 23, 2018
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Pierce Smith, aka PS, has been writing since his childhood. He is a young, single, sexy author who lives alone in the countryside; somewhere on the Planet Earth. He always gets lost in a fantasy/paranormal world of ghosts, shapeshifters, aliens and more. Most of the time his imagination, intuitions, dreams, and his love for them drift him away. He is into paranormal mysteries and hot erotic scenes ...more
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“O Love! Whore of a devil
When would you find me?”
“Cody smiled, and his mouth went dry as Max neared the bed. Max was so close to the camera that first his groin, and then his dick, filled Cody’s screen. So tempting, so near, all right in front of his eyes, but he could not taste or touch. Cody could only moan at the sight. Max sat down on his bed so only his torso remained visible. Cody was silent, holding his breath, enjoying the beauty oozing from Max’s body. Then Max lay back and put his headphones on again. He moaned out loud, making Cody shudder in response.” 1 likes
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