This job sucks but someone’s got to do it. My readers expect me to chronicle my very real, very steamy encounters in my novels. I’d never want to disappoint my fans, but the creative well has run a bit dry. Burlington, Vermont, seems like a good place to fill it up. This town offers a tempting array of artists, crafts ...more
The narrative has an interesting premise, as it mixes both a fake relationship and a kind of opposites attract scenario with two men who are at odds from the start. Throw in a bet you know is going to come back to bite someone on the proverbial later and things scoot along at a great pace.
Logan's character and backstory really made me laugh, it's not your typical book he ...more
Logan + Brody
Logan is a pretty famous erotic author. He came all the way from England to Vermont to find some inspiration. Male and naked preferably.
Enter Brody. His ex left him at the altar and now he's sad and angry and broken. But he also needs to sell his beloved maple wine. And it's not going as good as it should.
As soon as those two meet at Vino & Veriatas ... Logan is super intrigued and he needs Brody to be his next book inspiration.
LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN! ☺
Sometimes, you just know from the start that a book isn’t for you and this book and these characters were not for me. I didn’t care for Logan from page one. He is coming to Vermont from England to find writing inspiration. He’s cocky and sure of himself and completely certain that every man he meets will go to bed with him and never want to leave. Wherever Logan goes, everyone he encounters knows his name. Now, Logan is a gay erotica author and it was a stretch th ...more
Anywho, I read this blurb and yes, I cringed at the bet ...more
Insatiable was a very good read for me, I didn't expect to like it so much but the characters and wording was catching and I got really involved into the story.
Logan Graves is an english erotic writer who decided to go to Vermont to find the inspiration for his next book. Brody Mercier produces a very good maple wine but he isn't the best at advertasing it.
They see each other for the first time at Vino and Veritas while Brody is promoting his maple wine with little success but he catches Logan'
>> Post first chapter impressions:
Not my fave kind of MC, so needless to say, it wasn't the best foot to start off on.
Say hello to this 42 y/o silver fox from London
I was looking forward to this book. Logan is unrepentant about his promiscuity. When he sees Brody at Vino & Veritas he decides that a shag is in order. When informed by the bartender (oz? - I forget) that Brody is unlikely to agree a bet is made. It is pretty tasteless and a ploy I dislike in general. The only mitigating for is the stakes are tame. Still at that point I was still enjoying the book. But after spending several more chapters with the unpleasant Brody I wa ...more
I did not care for either character. Brody’s defeatist, whiny attitude drove me nuts. Logan has an over-inflated ego yet felt his self-worth was based entirely on sex.
The dialog between them was amateurish and downright silly at times…especially from the festival until the end of the book. I almost jumped ship at 70% and again at 80% because if I thought the dialog ...more
This was full of ridiculously cheesy language, absolutely terrible (and at times unrealistic sex scenes, good god when will authors stop writing anal sex scenes with giant cocks and no lube?), absolutely ridiculous caricature of the jealous ex character, the most overdone “bet” trope, and falling in love out of nowhere.
At first I thought it would be the start of a pretty decent enemies-to-lovers, as Brody’s reactions to Logan ...more
Written in dual first person POV. Fewer M/M sexy times than I was expecting given Logan’s profession. No real humor. Low angst/drama (no traumatic backstory for either character). HFN that was rushed and unsatisfying.
Not really spoilers but more explanations/notes for my review...
At almost halfway through, I still didn’t like either MC. Logan is just gross (not slut-shaming but his descriptions for things were so cavalier and de ...more
This is the eleventh book in a series of stories written by a collection of talented authors and set in Sarina Bowen’s True North world. I am really enjoying the connections, and yet the variety of styles offered by the different writers. This one involves a somewhat jaded erotic author with a bad hook-up habit making a bet to capture the attention of a very solitary maple wine maker - it makes for some growing up on bot ...more
This tale is a great mix of a bet, a fake relationship, and opposites attract.
Both men are interesting. Logan's an erotic romance author who lives for the hook ups.
Brody's sad and lonely since being hurt by his ex. But, with a bet, Logan starts to pursue the unavailable Brody.
Everything starts with the bet, as Loga ...more
The Vino & Veritas series is great so far, but this book is just a big No for me.
This book is not my favorite in the series, and that’s mostly because I didn’t actually like either of the characters. Logan is an English erotica author who goes to Burlington Vermont to find inspiration because most of his books are are based on his sex life. My problem with him isn’t that h ...more
Like Brody, I didn't really like Logan at first with his smirks and overconfidence. I actually liked seeing Brody take him down a peg or two and having Logan work for it.
I loved the grumpy/sunshine pairing, fake relationship (Theo is awful, like really horrible) and the way Logan really helped Brody.
Over the course of the book I grew to really like Logan and I loved him with Brody. ...more
Insatiable is the 11th title in the Vino & Veritas series that is a spin-off of Sarina Bowen’s True North World. I have been extremely lucky to have obtained several ARCs in this series, and Insatiable is the first of the second tranche of titles. Rhys Everly is a new to me author, and from Insatiable I can guarantee that I'll be checking out his backlist.
For a relatively short book, Insatiable packs in a lot of tropes: age gap, fake boyfriend, player to committed, and grumpy/sunshine (with a tw ...more
What do you get when you have a British silver fox with a need for hook-ups to inspire his writing and a younger, grumpy. jilted sugarmaker? Well, an INSATIABLE need for their happy ending.
Rhys Everly’s Insatiable situates itself fairly in the Vino & Veritas world, offering up a slice of it that we, the devoted readers of this world, have yet to read. Given that this series is set in Burlington, Vermont, maple anything is the currency of this area. Enter Brody, a jilted m ...more
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team
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This is the eleventh book in a series of stories written by a collection of talented authors and set in Sarina Bowen’s True North world. I am really enjoying the connections, and yet the variety of styles offered by the different writers. This one involves a somewhat jaded erotic author with a bad hook-up habit making a bet to capture the attention of a very sol ...more
Oy! Insatiable is not really the word I would use for our guy Logan.
I think the correct Aussie words for him would be root rat!
He didn't make the best first impression, and then the bet thing came into it, and I knew it would cause a lot of unnecessary drama.
However, Logan turned things around, and then I couldn't wait for he and Brody to get their HEA.
Oh Brody, how I adored you. I wanted to stab people wit my pen as I was reading - you know who you are, charact ...more
Another edition to the Vino and Veritas world and this one didn’t quite work for me. These are very hit and miss. I’ve loved some of them, liked a lot of them, and disliked a few. I didn’t necessarily dislike this one, but it made me a bit uncomfortable and I wanted more development.
Logan is an English erotica author that travels the world looking for new tales to tell by sleeping his way through cities and countries. He’s cocky and a bit of an asshole and I found myself disliking h ...more
Review partially taken from The Pewter Wolf Reads
And in Insatiable, forty-something Logan is looking for inspiration. His last erotic novel didn't do well with fans and as he uses his own sexcapades as inspiration. But he has hit a wall. So when he bumps into grumpy Brody, Logan and an old friend of his make a bet: Logan will get Brody into bed or go without sex for three months. But once Logan tries to know Brody ...more
Until he meets Brody. Grumpy Brody the sugarmaker. And a bet is made that he can get Brody in bed before the ...more
Insatiable is the eleventh novel in the Vino & Veritas series, and it's penned by Rhys Everly. Here we have Logan Graves (42) and Brody Mercier (28). Logan is British and a bestselling M/M erotica author with a reputation for doing "hands-on" research. On the other hand, Brody is a native Vermonter who takes pride in producing maple wine but has been having trouble successfully marketing it. While Logan doesn't do relationships and prefers to dabble ...more
Insatiable is a good addition to the Vino and Veritas series, following Logan as he makes a bet that he can get Brody into bed, even though he's quite isolated and was left at the altar three months previously.
I didn't really like Logan's character to start with, very full of himself, but as the story progresses and he connects with Brody, trying to help the younger man with his maple wine business, he shows his softer and more appealing side. Brody has dealt with a lot since his ex left hi ...more
Which would explain why he loves writing them.
When he's not passionately typing out his next book, you can find him cuddling his dog, feeding his husband, or taking long walks letting those plot bunnies breed ferociously in his head.
He writes contemporary gay romances as Rhys Everly and LGBTQ+ urban fantasy and paranormal rom ...more