A Pack of His Own: Hunter’s Claim by Emily Carrington

huntersclaim4Title: A Pack of His Own: Hunter’s Claim
Series: A Pack of his Own, #1
Author: Emily Carrington
Genre: Fantasy/ Shapeshifters
Length: Novel (264 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (August 26th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Luis Delgado, psychic vampire, is in lust with a half werewolf who thinks Luis is a monster. Luis can deal with lust. That’s one of the fun parts of being a psychic vampire. What he can’t handle is falling in love with the half wolf who wants nothing to do with him.

Almost nothing. Charlie craves Luis’s touch. He cajoles and teases Luis into intimate situations because he can’t resist the sex. Three things stop him from a deeper relationship: Luis eats emotions, draining defenseless humans; Charlie has become unexpected Alpha of an Eros pack, whom he must protect at all costs; and the TruWolves terrorist group wants to destroy everyone who supports peace between the straight and LGBT wolves.

Charlie’s desperate to guard Luis, his pack, and what seems like half the free world. How can there be time for honest and eternal love?

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/a-pack-of-his-own-hunter-s-claim.html

ISBN: 978-1-62300-773-7

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Charles McLaughlin is a handsome half human, half werewolf, psychic professor who is also blind. He is asked to help protect his father’s straight werewolf pack at the peace talks. He learns that Luis Delgado, his former one nightstand will be attending as well.

Luis Delgaldo is a hot vampire psychic, that eats emotions instead of blood to survive, is part of a group called Searchlight. His job is to help protect the LGBT werewolves at the peace talks. He shocked to learn that Charles would be at the peace talks.

Charles and Luis have to figure out who is intent on disrupting the peace summit and causing harm to the werewolves, they deem polluted. Loved the details surrounding Luis and Charles psychic abilities. The description of the church and things that dwell in the walls were spooky. The sex sex between Luis and Charles was intense and hot. Fascinating book with mystery, danger, and action all throughout. All in all, it was a great read.

I would suggest reading the first series Dragon in Training before reading this one, as there were two events, that I found out are in the first series, mentioned throughout the first one hundred pages that confused me, as this is the first book I’ve read by this author.

Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas by Bey Deckard

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Series: Baal’s Heart Book #1
Author: Bey Deckard
Genre: Gay Erotic/BDSM/Coming Out/Thriller/Suspense/Historical
Length: Novel (373 Pages)
ISBN: B00IDSQ5IM
Publisher: Bey Deckard (February 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Sheltered and lonely, Jon’s life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbour of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love and jealousy, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal’s Heart trilogy brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by jealousy and lies that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.

Deckard’s first novel is a masterful portrayal of sorrow, hope, and passion, with a narrative that twists the reader through a world set in the Golden Age of Piracy. A thrilling look into the darker side of human nature, Caged effortlessly melds serious historical fantasy with five star erotica

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Caged-Love-Treachery-Baals-Heart-ebook/dp/B00IDSQ5IM

Reviewer: Tootsie

Review: CAGED by Bey Deckard will leave you breathless and wondering what just happened. The first word that came to me when I finished this was simply WOW! I have no reservations in stating that this was one of the best books I have read this year. Being a reviewer, and overall lover of reading, I have read many this year already. Many that I have had a strong connection too. Caged is in a category of its own.

Bey Deckard is a new author, not only to me, but this is his first published novel. What a gift and talent this author possesses to write a novel of this calibre. The research he must have taken speaks highly of his devotion in capturing this story to the fullest. The details and descriptions in his novel are mind-boggling. The language transcribed is perfect for this setting and is staggering how quickly you will succumb to understand its meaning. A few authors come to mind when I think about being placed in the setting that I am reading. Bey has taken that to a new level.

Not only are you in the story witnessing the events, you are no longer present in your real life world. When you read CAGED for yourself be sure to have the time to give it the attention and dedication it demands from you. You will be doing a disservice to yourself if you don’t.

This is historical novel with pirates on the open sea. In addition, there is a sense of dark erotica always in the background waiting to make its move. I’ve read many posts where people say, “I don’t like historical, nor will I read it, ever.” To me, that is really sad that readers are not willing to open their imagination and give historical a try. How unfortunate they will never know the vast joy you will evoke from such a tale.

Yeah, some things are hard to understand. Some words are hard to translate, therefore, pulling you from the story. But if you give it a chance, I believe, you will soon be reading the words as if it is your own language. If you allow yourself to delve inside the story, the words will give you their meanings. Bey Deckard has created three, very intense, powerful, engaging, extremely sexy, intelligent, (hmm, looks as though I could go on and on) men who need each other more than they ever realize.

Jon, a young man is his early twenties, has spent his life under the dictation of his evil stepfather. After losing his mother, the only person to ever show him love, at the early age of four, Jon was never touched, hugged, nor loved by anyone, again. He has a special gift, probably the only thing that keeps his stepfather from ridding himself of Jon. He has the gift of empathy. He has always been curious to the actions and demeanour of others. He can watch someone, listen to them, mimic their behaviour, and tell if that person is lying or telling the truth. A gift his stepfather uses relentlessly against him by making him interview prisoners.

Jon’s stepfather is a lawman and he uses his power and position against Jon, daily. His whole life is about to change, unbeknownst to Jon, when he is kidnapped by a pirates and cast out into the open seas. Will he sink or swim? One look at the captain and Jon is overcome with feelings he doesn’t understand.

And the first mate, Tom, who has muscles galore and laughs at everything. But, why does he have whip marks covering his entire back? Jon doesn’t understand any of this, but soon he will. Pained by his traitorous thoughts and feelings yet to be explored, Jon will no longer be a boy of doubt but a man of fortitude and wisdom.

Captain Baltsaros and Tom are hard-headed, hard skinned, seasoned pirates who would kill you instantly and never bat an eye. These two have a lot of history together. A history they keep close to the vest and share very little of. Jon finds himself completely and whole-heartedly fascinated by both men.

He wonders what it would be like to participate in some of the late night encounters he hears from across the room. Sometimes he hears noises that sound as though they are in pain. Other times he is sure the sounds he hears are brought about by pleasure. It is very titillating for Jon as he lies quietly in the dark listening. To be a part of something, to be wanted, caressed and cherished are things he knows little about. Soon, very soon, he will know first-hand how it feels to be in the clutches of the Captain.

A position he realizes, very quickly, he wants. Being an empath, he knows he can’t trust either one. That doesn’t deter him when he finds himself under the hands and strokes of the Captain and his first mate. Jon is enthralled by both men, captivated by their strength and honed bodies. How far will he go in order to please the Captain?

Tom was a prisoner and subjected to pain and torment for many years. Rescued by the Captain and now his first mate, Tom still has nightmares and an evil streak that has no conscience. There will be times, as you read, that Tom’s pain is so poignant and gut wrenching that you may stumble through this journey.

He is at his most beautiful when he exposes his inner self to the Captain and his pleasures. You will be a witness to his turmoil, his volatile behaviour, but you quickly find yourself drawn to this man who carries so much pain and he wears the proof on his back. You will be a cheerleader for Tom hoping against hope that he can find his happy ever after. His laugh is contagious and even though is heart is damaged he carries his wants and desires like an open book.

Captain Baltsaros is an evil man to anyone who cares to look. But beyond his tough exterior, is a man who loves passionately. By way of light touches and forceful kisses, he enraptures his captive and forms a bond that scares him to his core. Their journey across the wild and open seas will have you captivated and entrenched in their world so deeply. The ending is upon you before you are ready. There is always an undercurrent that will have your own emotions brought to the forefront of this story.

Never knowing from one minute to the next what is in store for the ship and crew will have you on the edge of your seat. The secrets that have been long hidden will come out and play. As each secret is exposed your own sensibilities will keep throwing you back into confusion realizing things are never as they appear.

Bey Deckard has written a long and eventful novel that will bring you to your knees as you uncover secret after secret. You will feel exposed and vulnerable as you sit back and witness the pain and turmoil these amazing characters incur. The author has used many vivid descriptions that will drawl you in and hold you hostage, as well, as you travel across the sea. You will experience their turmoil as your own feelings ricochet from one character to the next.

This story is alive and the emotions so palpable that you will have just cause to take a break or two as you live through them. The sex between the three men is oftentimes dangerous and rough. The pleasure experienced, however, will leave you with a magnitude of feelings you have to rationalize for yourself. The character growth that the MC’s go through will leave you astonished. The crew members aboard the ship are like a beating heart that keeps it going strong. Being under duress will only strengthen the crew and you will see them at their finest.

I consider Bey Deckard a masterful storyteller who has given us words on a page that will forever be embedded in my heart. Coming soon is the sequel to Caged, titled Sacrificed, which has left me with jitters and nervous energy contemplating its content. This is not JUST a historical, not JUST a story of pirates and a crew. This is a masterpiece brought about by men with so much wisdom and experience and so much passion that the open seas is the only place large enough to let it breathe and unfold.

Regardless, the open sea has nothing on the turbulent feelings you will encounter. Amazing, amazing story that deserves an audience to celebrate, in my opinion, an award-winning debut. Kudos to Bey Deckard and his incredible gift of the written word, and for so graciously sharing it with us.

Sloan’s Protector by Olivia Black

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Series: Silver Bullet, #9
Author: Olivia Black
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (78 pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Inc. (April 19th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Tucker Gage doesn’t spend all his time at the Silver Bullet or with his pack. In his free time, he volunteers at Village de l’Espoir, also known as Village of Hope in downtown New Orleans. His passion is to protect and rescue animals in need. His path crosses with his mate, Sloan McKenzie, when the man needs a guard dog to protect him from his ex-boyfriend turned stalker. Tucker will do anything for his mate, even if that means hiding who he really is by staying in wolf form.

Sloan McKenzie has locked himself away, avoiding his ex boyfriend and the outside world. The man won’t leave him alone— he shows up to Sloan’s house almost every night and calls nonstop. With his behavior escalating, Sloan’s brother, Matthew, takes him to, Village de l’Espoir, to get a dog for extra protection.

What will happen when Sloan finds out that Tucker isn’t just his guard dog, but a shifter?

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/sloans-protector

ISBN: 978-1-62741-637-5

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Sloan McKenzie is a sweet, cute young man with an ex boyfriend who won’t leave him alone. He finally takes his brother Matthew’s advice and decides to get a guard dog. Sloan connects with Tucker, a wolf shifter, who he thinks is actually a dog and takes him home.

Tucker Gage is a sexy wolf shifter who helps rescue animals where he volunteers. After smelling his mate and learning that he needs protection, he decides to stay in wolf form.

Wonderfully written, intense action and drama are all throughout. Loved how no matter what Tucker protected Sloan with everything he had in him. Hot sex between Tucker and Sloan.

Great read.

Taking in Strays by Kracken

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Author: Kracken
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (212 pages)
Publisher: Bon Publishing Company (January 18th, 2013)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Donny had finally come out to his father, hoping for acceptance. His father, the mayor, had cared more about re-election. Donny suddenly finds himself homeless, and on the street with a few dollars to his name. Face first in a gutter, after drowning his sorrows in cheap booze and cheaper sex, Donny is saved by Officer Peter Parker, a straight-laced, by the book man who is everything that Donny wasn’t.

At first, Donny tries to use him, just as he had used everyone else in his life, but he soon discovers that he has feelings for Peter. To win Peter’s love, Donny believes that he can change, that he can learn to be the man who Peter deserves. There are obstacles to his goal, though, life itself trying to trip him up and make him revert back to the selfish man that he used to be and a father who will stop at nothing to remove a son who is still too much of an embarrassment.

Product Link:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B37ZY6Y/

ISBN: 9780974416090
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Donny Kirkpatrick is the handsome son a rich man who cuts him off financially after coming out to his father. He starts a downhill spiral due to his father’s reaction, by drinking and having sex with strangers. Meeting sexy Officer Peter Parker changes his life. He struggles with himself determined to turn his life around for the better with the help of Peter’s brother, Dan.

Officer Peter Parker is the sexy cop who takes Donny home instead of arresting him and offers him a place to stay for the time being. Peter is a good man who tries his best to help those in need. Peter starts to have feelings for Donny.

Very emotional story. I liked how Donny, even though he thought so little about himself, was determined to change the way he was. Peter and Dan were always there for him when he needed them till he could stand on his own two feet. The intimate scenes between Peter and Donny were hot.

Beneath the Stain – Part 4 by Amy Lane

BeneaththeStain4LGTitle: Beneath the Stain – Part 4
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Contemporary/ Erotic Romance
Length: Serial (85 pages)
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (September 19th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Mackey’s fragile recovery from his bout with self-destruction is complicated even further by his feelings for Trav—and Trav’s feelings back. Trav is older, and he should know better, but now that Mackey is drug-free and conquering his demons, all he can see is the stunning, brilliant man who existed under the stain of pain and excess.

Trav and Mackey struggle to find a balance between Mackey’s recovery and their growing attraction. Trav decides to make a rare leap of faith—but can Mackey find enough faith in himself to make it through life in the spotlight and a visit to the past that almost destroyed him?

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5570

Review: I believe this installment in this serial is what one would call, the calm before the storm.

Mackey has made it out of rehab and is finally back home with his family, and Trav. Though Trav is wary of entering into a relationship with the younger and volatile musician, the attraction they have to each other will not be denied. Trav concedes that he will try to be more than friends and manager for Mackey, but they are going to take it slow. Trav courts Mackey and shows him that there is more to life than sex, drugs and rock & roll. There is love, tenderness, passion and control.

Sad news from home almost sends Mackey into a tailspin, but Trav is there by his side, steadfast and strong, helping Mackey come to terms with it in his own way. But there is something inside of Mackey that is slightly broken, a piece of his soul that can only be tamed with touch of another man. He can see the truth in what Trav is saying that they need to date and be boyfriends for a while before they throw sex into the mix, especially with Mackey still being raw from rehab.

But there is a thirst deep down inside Mackey that can only be quenched with Trav taking every part of him and making him his, completely.

Compared to the other parts of this saga to date, this was a very timid installment. It was nice for a change though, to see Mackey being loved and cherished by Trav. The inner workings of their relationship are quite different and I always wonder how it will play out on paper. Trav is obviously Mackey’s strength, and it was a joy to see him lose that control he keeps such a tight hold on for a change. I fear though, that there are going to be surmountable roadblocks ahead for these two, which is just how Lane rolls.

I’m also loving the ‘bonus scenes’ that come with each part of the serial. With each one we get a deeper look into the mindset of certain secondary characters, this time around it was from Blake’s POV. Oh boy, now that could be a juicy storyline indeed! Can’t say more, you’ll have to grab a copy and read for yourself. I have to say that I love this hard-core story, and I look forward to the next part each week. If you haven’t read any yet, definitely get caught up, but start with part 1.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Unicorn Rescue by Chris T. Kat

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Series: N/A
Author: Chris T. Kat
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (60 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: A search for missing unicorns reveals a Fate that Samuel has only dreamed of before.

When they first meet, Jordan takes Samuel’s breath away—but not in a good way. Jordan knocks Samuel, a gatekeeper from a world called Eden, flat on his ass. In Jordan’s defense, Samuel did freak him out, appearing out of thin air the way he did. Luckily, the appearance of the unicorns preempts a possible fight.

Relieved to have found Eden’s unicorns, Samuel is astonished that Jordan knows about them, despite the fact that their horns have been concealed by magic. Attempting to remove the halters that bind them, Samuel is rendered unconscious.

The question now is how to get the unicorns back to Eden, as well as solve the mystery of who has stolen them to begin with. But just maybe Samuel and Jordan need to deal with this attraction between them that seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Are their feelings tied in with the mystery of the unicorns?

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/unicorn-rescue/

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0025-5

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Sexy Samuel is sent to rescue the kidnapped unicorns. While there, he meets his other half, handsome Jordan. He finds the one responsible for kidnapping the unicorns and brings him to the Queen of Eden. With help of Jordan, he frees the unicorns of the cursed halters and opens a gateway to send them home after he closes the gate that Don opened to begin with without his knowledge.

Wonderfully written adventurous and magical read from start to finish. Samuel and Jordan worked well together to help the unicorns. The intimate scene between Jordan and Samuel was hot.

Great read.

Saving Kane by Michele Michael Rakes

mmr_savingkaneTitle: Saving Kane
Author: Michele Michael Rakes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (235 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (August 12th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: A twenty-something paramedic suffering from PTSD and a failing relationship with his high school sweetheart becomes embroiled in the tragic life of a young, gay man brutally beaten, raped, and left for dead.

Kane Abel can’t help falling for his caregiver, the handsome paramedic who saves his life, but he’s resistant. The one time Kane threw caution to the wind, he was left with a wired jaw and a tracheotomy. He can’t take much more hurt. But with his attacker’s promise to return, Kane lives in a constant state of fear, and with the ever-present paramedic, arousal.

Garrett Young struggles with the question of his sexuality, unable to get Kane out of his mind even as he fights against the demise of his long-time engagement with his girlfriend Amanda. Every day is complicated by his ongoing battle with PTSD and alcoholism, compounded by his fear for Kane’s life.

Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/saving-kane.html

Review: Kane Abel is violently attacked and left on the steps of his apartment building to die. Thankfully, a neighbour finds him and calls the police, and then an angel saves him.

Kane has always used his super model good looks to his advantage, but after the attack leaves him severely scared mentally, physically and emotionally, he’s out of sorts. He can’t go home alone. His attacker promised him he would be back for him. He can’t work with a tube in his throat and a gash across his face. When his saving angel volunteers to care for him for a while so he can heal, Kane is hesitant. Garrett is tall, dark and handsome and does things to Kane’s libido that shouldn’t be possible considering what he just went through. None the less, Garrett penetrates his defenses with his trustworthy smile and flirtatious attitude.

Garrett Young is just as damaged and screwed up inside as Kane is. His mother died in a fire when Garrett was just a child, trying to get to him, so he’s blamed himself every day of his life since. He became a fire fighter to try to quiet the demons that fire left inside him, but an accident on the job left him scared physically as well. He is drawn to the broken down kindred spirit he sees in Kane.

The fact that Kane is the most beautiful thing Garrett has ever laid eyes on, beaten and scared or not, certainly adds to the attraction. But Garrett is straight, and engaged. To spite the mountain of reasons these two should not be together, attraction wins in the end. There is still that pesky serial killer out there to contend with, and the man doesn’t seem to want to let Kane live, much less let him go.

I’m of mixed emotions about this book. It was a very, very dark storyline, graphic and indecent at times. I was disturbed when Garrett had sex with Kane just days after he was so brutally raped, attacked and left for dead. Another glitch for me was the complete 180 that Donovan did there at the end, as well as Garrett’s dad. There were aspects of this story that were so unnerving. I think that I need therapy after reading it.

That being said, the mystery and suspense were spectacular. This book is worthy of an episode of Criminal Minds. Rakes brilliantly wove the characters together in this game of cat and mouse, and left me truly wondering until almost the last page if they would catch the sick bastard or not. And even if they did, would Kane survive? I enjoyed the odd romance that grew between Kane and Garrett and how they wound up saving each other in a way in the end.

I have to put it out there, if you have triggers, be sure to read the synopsis and reviews for this story before diving in. There are scenes of rape, murder and brutality. I’m not even kidding about this being a script for Criminal Minds! If you like the murder mystery, mind fuck type of stories that are deeply rooted in reality, then you’ll like the intensity of this story.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

A Deal with the Enemy by Jessica Ennis

18718868Title: A Deal with the Enemy
Series: A Prizm Books Short
Author: Jessica Ennis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Short Story (17 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (October 2013)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥2Hearts
Blurb: All-American Brenden has a crush on the weird boy at school. Brenden’s best friend Alex is also gay, so that’s not the problem. The problem is that Alex hates Brenden’s crush with a fiery passion. Can he prove to Brenden that he’s a good enough friend to support Brenden, no matter what?

The price may be more than he or Brenden are willing to pay, though, when Brenden’s crush stumbles upon their deadly secret and nearly dies in the process.

Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=83&products_id=4032

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Short. Why yes, yes we are missing two colors there, aren’t we.

Brendan has a crush on Alan, I think, and he doesn’t want his best friend Alex to know. Alex doesn’t like Alan very much, but he wants to support his friend. Then somehow, they all end up in a tunnel or the subway, and then you learn all the friends have a secret that could be deadly. Okay now someone is having sex against the wall in the dark tunnel, and it’s a little bit sexy BUT, I still couldn’t really tell you who was having sex.

I read this book, twice, and I’m still confused. The names of characters ran together and even after two runs, I couldn’t completely tell them apart. The author went from using first names to last names and there were entirely too many characters for 17 pages.

This seems to be more of a draft for a book than an actual book. I’m sorry guys but this one did not work for me.

Falling by D.W. Marchwell (Audiobook)

FallingLGTitle: Falling
Series: Falling, #1
Author: D.W. Marchwell
Narrator: Charlie David
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (06-06-2012)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: When Scott Alan gets a phone call that his brother was hurt on a logging job, he rushes to Brian’s side, only to find that his injuries are minor-but not before he meets Hank Ballam, an adrenaline-seeking logger who’s an outcast among his co-workers.

Hank is a study in contrast: he lives for the rush of climbing and cutting trees almost as much as he loves the peace he finds exploring the mountains he calls home. Scott’s attraction to Hank is immediate and mind-blowing, and it’s what Scott has always wanted: to know what it’s like to love someone he can’t live without. Scott needs to know if Hank’s true feelings will be a roar of passion or simply a quiet friendship, one that doesn’t match Scott’s devotion.

But it may be too late… Scott simply can’t help himself from falling hard for Hank.

Product Link Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3026

Product Link Audible: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_search_tseft?advsearchKeywords=d+w+marchwell&filterby=field-keywords&sprefix=d+w+mar

Reviewer: Tams
Review: Scott Alan is a gay singer, songwriter that left home as soon as he was able. He wasn’t running from his past or his sexuality, he just didn’t want to be in the place where his parents had died any longer. He and his brother Brian are very close. He basically raised Scott after their mother died. Then when their father died in a logging accident, Brian took over the family business. Scott rushes back home when he gets the news that his brother has been in an accident.

Hank Ballam is a wild card. He works hard and plays harder. He loves his job working for Brian Alan as a logger, but he loves to party and drink as well. After an accident leaves Brian hospitalized, Hank blames himself, as do some of their co-workers. When Scott arrives and witness’s the way Hank is being treated, he quickly comes to his defense. There is just something about Hank that makes Scott want to protect him.

Scott decides to stay on indefinitely to take care of his brother, and spend more time getting to know Hank. A swim in the lake during a camping trip starts a whirlwind love affair for these two. What started out as nothing serious soon ends with both men falling, hard. When Hank is injured on the job Scott will realize just how deep his love for the big burly logger goes.

This is not your typical straight guy just miraculously turns gay story. Hank confesses to Scott that he’s messed around with a couple of guys over the years. He’s had an active sex life with woman, he just never quite felt comfortable with them though. Let me tell you that these two cannot keep their hands off each other! They are passionate, sexy, and loving. Seriously, when they kiss it could melt the walls it’s so hot.

Narrated by Charlie David, and I do love Charlie. His little noises, grunts and pants while he’s conveying the story are just spot on, as they should be. Well written as a book and well versed in audio, I highly recommend this story. Sweet, sexy and endearing. Falling is a perfect little love story.