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Tricks and Bids

(Suit of Harte’s #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  18 reviews
When Michael Nole propositions Dillon Spade outside a BDSM club one evening, all he is looking for is a potential client and a little kink. He gets much more than he bargained for. As a prostitute, Michael enjoys sex but keeps an emotional distance between himself and the men he sleeps with. His priority is to keep himself safe, but after a night in Dillon’s bed, he finds ...more
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Expected publication: February 17th 2020 by NineStar Press (first published September 24th 2014)
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Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm
I bought this novella in a bundle of books. I believe this is a first time published author and you never know what to expect. I was more than pleasantly surprised.

It started off okay for me, but then the MC's, Mike and Dillon, really grew on me. I liked the way the BDSM was handled, it is well written with an emphasis on contracts between a rent-boy and a Dom, and pretty much, I suppose, a domestic discipline arrangement. There was a real heart given to the characters and the backstory around
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

This novella was straight to the point M/M BDSM erotica skimmed and passed type of story, for me at least. Nothing was memorable, some scenes and most of the dialogue made me cringe, and I’m pretty sure the cover art was better than the story itself. It wasn't for me but could honestly see how this could be engaging for most readers who are just in it for the bow chicka wow wow since it’s 80%+ of the book so eat your hearts out ladies (and gens) because you’re in for a wild ride.

Lisa The Novel Approach
Michael Nole just did something he would normally never do; he propositioned a trick outside a popular club. Michael has rules, rules he lives by as a prostitute, and the number one rule is never make the first move. Ever. Always let them come to you. So how did he end up in Dillon’s house with his wrists cuffed to a hook in Dillon’s living room ceiling? Oh yeah, he opened his mouth. Michael is well aware the hook he is hanging by belonged to another man, the same with the chains in the bedroom ...more
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, ebook, netgalley, arc, mine
Thanks to Netgalley for a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

I really liked this story, but being novella length, it felt like just the tip of the iceberg, and I wanted more. The author did a great job with making Dillion a full character with a tragic past. I'd have loved to learn more about Mike's past. The fact he just kind of stumbled into his "hobby" was a little too easy.

This is the first in a series and I look forward to getting to know Harte eventually.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Michael is a young man who accidentally fell into prostitution and doesn’t really see anything else he can do. When he decides to look for a little kink for the night he approaches Dillon and gets more than he bargained for. Dillon controls Michael so well; he has trouble remembering what their relationship really is.

Michael and Dillon both know that they have a bigger connection than client and prostitute, but
Yum, yum, YUM!!! Although this book could easily be renamed "sex, coffee, and negotiations." Super hot. Plenty of sex, although tempered with discussion. While definitely an erotic romance due to the high sex content, the shorter length made it so that it still felt well balanced. The addition of Dillon's conversations with his friend Jesse allowed for a little outside perspective as well as a reprieve from the sex, while excluding any other characters kept the short story from getting bogged ...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"

3.5 stars This was an interesting start of a series. It is about a dom who lost his previous sub/lover and now chooses to pay Michael for sessions when he meets him outside of the BDSM club, as it is easier to not have to deal with the complexities of a relationship. Paying a rent boy allows him to walk away easily without any of those attachments.

But, Michael turns out to be exactly the kind of sub/lover Dillon needs. While Michael is a little afraid of Dillon becoming a regular client for fear
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a really quick read (novella length). I honestly thought it was a full-length book before I began though, so that was a surprise when I began reading and noticed that I hit the 25% mark in just a couple chapters. The biggest problem with novellas is that you miss out on the character development aspect and that was the case with this book as well, unfortunately.

Mike is a prostitute, not because he had to be, but because he chose to be, which was certainly different than the usual.
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jacqueline Grey is another new author for me. This Suit of Harte's Series looks as though it's being republished from 2014. The covers are updated to be much more modern looking - and quite delicious! The stories stand the test of time; I'm not sure if the author has done any editing.

In this particular novella, Dillan Spade is leaving a BDSM club one night when he's propositioned by Michael Noel. NOrmally, Dillan wouldn't pay to scene with someone but there's something about Michael that entices
Stephanie Panach
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a sexually explict, true BDSM m/m book. Both Mike and Dillon are very interesting people. Mike is a little lost. He is going to school and stumbled into prostitution as a way to support himself. He fits the submissive profile like a glove. Dillon is older, an accountant, who is pretty settled in life and is recovering from the loss of his prior partner/submissive Clover.

When Dillon and Mike connect, it is initially a professional relationship. It is also the first serious BDSM
Dani (ダニ)
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, m-m-books, books
(Got this for free from NetGalley for an honest review)

This is a Novella. It's very short. It's only 66 pages. But...for that fact it's that short you get a lot of character backgrounds and developement in between all the steamy scenes. Usually you don't get a lot of characters when a book is this short but this author has managed it and left me wanting more of those two characters.
This is essentially a bdsm m/m book and we have Dillon, a dom, who has lost his one and only sub years ago and is
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Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tricks and Bids (Suit of Harte’s #1) by Jacqueline Grey
4 stars
M/M BDSM Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Michael is not too sure where he wants his life to go. While he is figuring it out, he kind of stumbles on his ability to make money as a prostitute. Now, he has no illusions as to what it truly means when he goes on these dates, but for right now, he's content.

Dillon is a Dom who is feeling slightly lost. After a tragic accident, Dillon hasn't really been able
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
the romance in tricks and bids begins as a transaction. michael propositions dillon by offering to be his submissive for the night. dillon shouldn't say yes. but there's something about michael that tempts him in a way he hasn't been tempted in a long time.

his former lover was killed in an accident, and since then he hadn't connected with anyone. until michael. and what starts out as something transactional and temporary becomes something more. something meaningful.

this is short and in spite of
Christine Galletly
My review will be live on donnasbookblog on publication day - 17th February 2020!

This is a really enjoyable novella - it was a short read at only 10 chapters but the author packs in quite a lot of content in the limited pages available.

I will admit that the plot was a little unexpected as I started reading the book before I had read the blurb so it did make my daughter chuckle when I told her what the book was about. I did think that the story was quite graphic in places but it was in keeping
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really like that we're at the point with BDSM romance were it's okay to have both characters interested and into the lifestyle. I particularly like that there are no scenes of dubious consent in this story which can be an issue in both M/M and link stories. I really like that Mike's job as a full service sex worker isn't shamed or dramatised, but rather treated as any other occupation. Finally, while I would have preferred the story to be a little bit longer to allow the relationship to ...more
Georgia Fradico Teixeira
Well, its the first time I pick up a book this heavy and I guess it's not really my thing? There's way too much sex and a little actual plot. Everything happened so fast and didn't have space to develop the characters and their relationship. But I liked the writing very much and probably would enjoy way more if was longer. But I recommend to the ones who like this style! ...more
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