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Intoxicating

(Elite Protection Services #1)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,408 ratings  ·  242 reviews
What he really lacks is discipline.

LINCOLN HUDSON has just been handed the easiest job in the world. Babysit the spoiled son of a conservative senator, keep him out of trouble, and receive a six-figure paycheck. A paycheck he desperately needs. Wyatt’s father claims he needs Linc’s firm hand and discipline. One look at him and Linc agrees. Wyatt needs discipline.

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Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Published July 8th 2019
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This was my first read by this author so I wasn't sure what to expect. This book was far angstier and sexier than I expected. And that's not a bad thing.

The MCs are likeable. The Daddy kink is mild but smokin' hot, and the story ends with a HEA.

My one complaint is that the ending felt rushed. What happened with Wyatt's dad because he deserved a reckoning of epic proportions.

I wanted a longer resolution, but I still enjoyed the book.
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Gerbera_Reads
This was a wonderful debut novel! The characters were well-developed, the feelings were raw and full of anguish. It's told from dual POV, and is amazing hurt/comfort read. This book contains mentions that may be triggers to others: PTSD, off-page noncon, conversion therapy, self-harm, addiction, parental mental and physical abuse. Ms James made me feel both men's pain and made me wish to help them. It caused so many emotions from me while reading it - from rage to deep sorrow. And that's the bes ...more
Susan
Re-read December 2019
Oh yes, this was still a good one.

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4.5 stars

Wonderful daddy kink book with lots of hurt/comfort.

Wyatt is a spoiled rich kid who’s acting out to torment his father. Or so it seems. In reality his father hits him when he’s angry and tells him on a daily basis what a disappointment Wyatt is. Wyatt tries to stop the hurting by self-harming, and he doesn’t know how to escape the life he’s living.

When his senator father hires another bodygu
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Annery
***3.5***

The short and sweet is that if you're looking for a well polished, modern Daddy story, you'll be well served by Intoxicating. I liked it, I just didn't love it, but ... maybe I was just being pissy.

This is the story of a 'poor little rich boy', unloved, and uncared for by his father & mother. His father is a Senator from Florida, a member of the religious right, who's up for re-election. His 22 y.o. son Wyatt is nothing but a source of embarrassment, being gay and all, which prompts th
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Florence .
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-favourites
4.5 “Daddy knows what you need” stars

“But I knew. Deep down. When it mattered. When I think of everything you do for me…it makes sense. You take care of me. You make me food every day. You make sure I drink enough water. You don’t let me drink energy drinks because they make me too jittery to put on makeup, and you make sure I go to sleep at a decent hour. You tell me every day that you love me, even if you don’t say it out loud.”



Wyatt is 22 years old and he doesn’t know his place in the wo
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haletostilinski
My second venture into a solo work by Onley James and it did not disappoint.

First off, this is a heavy heavy book with a ton of angst, and also I would say very much to heed the warnings given in the summary to this.

Both Wyatt and Linc have had tough lives, and both have trauma. But in a way, the only way they're ever truly is when they're with each other. But even then, happiness doesn't automatically cure years of trauma.

Wyatt is even suicidal - heed the warnings - somewhat, and while I don'
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Rachel Emily
I don't know how this is Onley James' first adult mm romance book! It's too good!! But seriously, where has this author been because WOW, I was super impressed with this debut story from Onley James. This story just had a perfect blend of so many excellent elements - daddy kink, age gap, first time, hurt/comfort, bodyguard-falls-for-his-job.

Linc is ex-military, still recovering from some pretty serious PTSD, and is working for his friend, Jackson, who also served with him. Linc has what he thin
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Annika
Apr 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
THIS. BOOK! 🙈😍😭
I loved every single aspect of this book. No fucking complaints. Not a single one.

"It was a simple fucking question with a complicated fucking answer."

Wyatt is fragile, broken, precious and so DAMN PERFECT. Being in his head was such a mindfuck. I loved it! I just wanted to bear hug him and protect him from every single bad thing in the world. Charlie is the only good person in his life and I loved her jdksnasjdk! I wanted to punch his sorry excuse of a father till his face br
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True Loveislovereview
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq, 2019
A raw story with so much depth, and even Daddy kink, what more could you wish for?

Wyatt is a scarred, closeted gay guy of twenty-two years. Raised by detached parents. His father finds his job as a senator more important than his derailed son. Ughh It made me so angry.

Lincoln, hired by Wyatt’s dad, must prevent any scandal caused by Wyatt before the election in about eight months. At first sight an easy job.
Wyatt just recovered from an accident, not his first DUI. He loves his booze and with tha
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Debra
4.5 stars

This was a big win from a new-to-me author and I'm immediately jumping into the next book. This book ticked so many of my boxes, I felt it was almost written for me. It had an easy writing style, a great balance of drama, angst, romance and a bit of kink. There was, also, quite a lot of sex - really the only thing keeping me from a full 5 star because I would have rather seen some sex scenes sacrificed for a little more Wyatt and Linc doing other things together. The villains were truly
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, ebook, lbr, bdsm-d-s

I love these types of stories and thought this one sounded good, though I was a little worried it was the same old, same old. I was pleasantly surprised that wasn’t the case, and I ended up really enjoying it, despite some of the more heartbreaking aspects. Linc is in a bit of a spot. He takes on the job of bodyguard in exchange for a big payout, something of which he needs for family matters. He isn’t looking forward to essentially being a babysitter for what appears to be a spoiled brat, but h
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Cal
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
I barely enjoyed this. I feel like I spent most of the time being sad for one of the characters. I’m here for all the Daddy kink and the amazing sex but the other topics drained me. Not for me obviously.
Lori¸¸¸.•*❀Ɍɛɑɗs̱LɪƙɛIʈs̱H̱ɛɍJɔɓ  유❤유
This is one of those times that I really wish Goodreads had half stars because this is a solid 3.5 for me, but I didn't want to give it a 4. The writing is not bad and the premise is good but I think it was heavy on the sex (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and it could have used more plot.

I think the ending was a little rushed and I feel like it was a little unrealistic that two heavily damaged people should rush into marriage without getting help first. That's my opinion but one had sever
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Going to call it quits on this one. I returned it (KU) before I could check my location but I made it maybe halfway, and had started skimming prior to that.

I really think this was a case of me and not necessarily the book. All of the books in this series are somewhat similar and I had previously read books 4 and 2 within the last week. So I think it was just too much of the same thing. So I may try this one again sometime down the road.

At the time, this one just wasn't holding my interest. And
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Chris
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this was an unexpected gem ! Really enjoyed this. A nice Daddy kink with a strong storyline around trauma & abuse. This was well written and certainly had me hooked. I haven’t read this author before but I’m looking forward to book 2.
Joyfully Jay
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars


If the only marker of successful story telling for Intoxicating by Onley James was the heat factor, then it would get five scorching stars and I could call it a day. There is a lot of intense, kinky, daddy/boy scenes—all of which I found to be both sensual and fairly emotional. This was an experienced man, Linc, taking an abused and wounded younger man, Wyatt, under his wing and giving him the attention and care he needs. This aspect of the novel I found to be both
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AussieMum
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
This was sweet and sexy but had just about every issue plus the kitchen sink thrown at it for some angst. Despite that, I liked these two men. And what they’ve both been through was a whole lot of tough stuff. I just feel like there wasn’t a whole lot of resolution for some things but maybe there will be in further books. I really hope Charlie and Jackson get one cos they were great secondary characters.

This was a well written book but didn’t really venture too far from a well honed pa
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~nikki the recovering book addict
Good start to the series!

I’m rather impressed that this is the author’s first MM book. I liked the pacing although the resolution could have been better tied up but I guess I‘ll take it.

I don’t know what to say since I tend to have problems writing reviews for books I actually enjoy. There wasn’t anything wrong with it so honestly, what is there to say except I can’t wait for the next book? 😜
SoCalBookReviews
5+ Stars

I'm not gonna say much about this one. Cause this book will literally speak for itself when you read it.

First time I read this author and I absolutely loved everything about this book.

Wyatt and Linc were Freaking fantastic and amazing and Ridiculously Off The Charts HOT Together. Literally not enough words to describe the heat coming off this book. I'm pretty sure a paperback would literally catch fire it's so fucking hot..

COD4.... If you know.. You know... I am personally an avid, obses
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Nanna Sander
I won't rule out that this is a case of 'not right for my mood right now', but I didn't really enjoy reading this.

There is A LOT of sex scenes, it's basically porn with a little plot. And that's fine if that's your thing, then you'll probably really like this, but I like my smut with more plot than I got here..

The characters were not shallow, but maybe a little one-sided. While I felt for Wyatt with his trauma, it became a little OTT for me near the end.. Maybe that's just me being insensitive
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Alvina
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was ok
TW: drug/alcohol, abuse, conversion therapy, cancer, self-harm, suicide
Tags: Daddy kink, age difference

Linc suffers from nightmares after years in the military. The only people Linc has left are (view spoiler)

Wyatt is a (view spoiler)
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Autumn Breeze
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Together, Wyatt and Lincoln are wonderful. The "discipline" Lincoln gives Wyatt is just what the boy needs to help stabilize him but in the end sex isn't enough. Love comes quickly but . . . things are complicated to say the least.

Read the rest of my review at Wine Drunk Book Reviews
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Zora
Jul 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I could not finish it. I stopped reading at 62% and there was no growth in the characters. They kept dealing with their issues with destructive behavior and sex. One of the characters was childish and immature. the other one was boring and confused.
Sarah
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
So much going on in this one, I think I prefer a slower burn.
suzette ~Always Reading~
DNF

Unfortunately there is just too much over dramatic nonsense for me. Daddy books are touch and go for me and the sex is definitely hot but I am just not feeling this all together.
French_fry
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
This is very bad. I finished it, but it's very bad. It's not poorly written and the pace is mostly compelling but it falls in that category of "sex will cure anyone of anything" trope that I just find very problematic. Why traumatize your characters so thoroughly and then mention therapy in the epilogue like some tiny afterthought? Childhood sexual abuse, PTSD, cutting, parental abuse, neglect, abandonment, arterial blood spray, multiple suicide attempts: these characters have been through the w ...more
Natalie
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Rena
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good story and I enjoyed it, but I listened to the audio and didn't care for narrator's performance much. I liked both characters and their relationship dynamic was interesting to follow. I wish I read the ebook instead of listening to the audio because the voices narrator gave Linc and Wyatt sounded very different in my imagination. This was my first book by this author and I am looking forward to reading more of their books . ...more
Claudia
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good read although I would have liked a bit more relationship development.
And at the end I would have enjoyed more Page time of them together
3,5 stars
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ONLEY JAMES is the pen name of YA author, Martina McAtee, who lives in Central Florida with her children, her pitbull, her weiner dog and an ever-growing collection of shady looking cats. She splits her time between writing YA LGBT paranormal romances, writing adult m/m romances and running her publishing company, 7 Sisters Publishing, which specializes in diverse fiction.

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