So...this was not at all what I expected. I adore this series. Every single book has been a hit for me, and this one was no different, despite the facSo...this was not at all what I expected. I adore this series. Every single book has been a hit for me, and this one was no different, despite the fact that it involved something I really wasn't comfortable with: puppy play. Had I known, I might have refrained from even picking it up to read, but I'm so glad I did because for me, it wasn't about that. It was about the intense connection and clear, true love between Evan and Frankie. That is what made this book for me. They were so amazing together, and even when something as taboo as the pup thing came up, Frankie didn't shy away from what Evan needed and it was a beautiful thing to read. Once again, this series remains one of my very favorites. I'm looking forward to Donovan's book!!...more
Roan Parrish has a knack for emotional, heartfelt characters and stories, and Riven falls right into her niche with aWhat a roller coaster this was!
Roan Parrish has a knack for emotional, heartfelt characters and stories, and Riven falls right into her niche with a powerful story of music, love, addition and ultimately, getting what you want despite the odds.
Theo, the lead singer of Riven, doesn't like being a star. He loves music, but the burden that comes along with being internationally known isn't at all what he wants. When he meets Caleb, who is recovering from an addition to drugs and alcohol, he finds a kindred spirit who he wants nothing more than to have in his life. But Caleb is guarded--he doesn't trust himself yet. And these two must work through their individual demons to be happy together for the long haul. Their journey isn't easy, but it's so good. The budding relationship and ultimate conflict between these two was such a joy to read. Looking forward to more books in this series, and from Roan overall....more
I just adore this series by Annabeth Albert. Hot military boys finding their happily ever afters? Yes, please!
This story focuses on Bacon, who is featI just adore this series by Annabeth Albert. Hot military boys finding their happily ever afters? Yes, please!
This story focuses on Bacon, who is featured in the previous books (making a big appearance in Wizard and Isaiah's book, too), and a journalist, Spencer, who's just been embedded into Bacon's SEAL team for a story. And unfortunately for Bacon, who's suffering from an injury, he's been ordered to do one thing: keep Spencer safe.
He's determined to do just that. And keep his distance. But he doesn't count on Spencer being so captivating. Or so sexy.
When things go south on a mission and injuries that shouldn't have happened, happen, Spencer gets kicked to the curb by Navy PR... but Bacon isn't ready to let him go just yet. And he's not quite happy about that fact, but he's also not willing to walk away from the chemistry he feels toward the older man.
These two were so...mature. I loved it. How they talked and it wasn't just a whirlwind of sex and then love. This story felt real. There were very true and dangerous situations being discussed here, and there were some tough choices. It wasn't happy rainbows and butterflies all the time. I liked that a lot. When a story feels contrived, I get lost. But this one was believable. I also love how Annabeth isn't just sticking to the normal gay or bisexual identities with her characters here. She's exploring everything and it's clear she's done her research. Bacon identifies and Pansexual here, and in a previous book her character identified as Demi. I'm curious to see what she'll give us next with Rooster's book. Can't wait to read it!...more