Autumn Changes by B.G. Thomas

AutumnChangesLGTitle: Autumn Changes
Series: Seasons of Love 03
Author: B.G. Thomas
Genre: Contemporary/Humor/Interracial
Length: Novel (266 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 24th 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Asher Eisenberg is a brilliant actor, destined for fame and fortune. But a traumatic incident in his past has caused him to reject his Jewish heritage and hide from everyone behind walls of arrogance and selfishness, and he blurs his loneliness with a lot of sex and alcohol. When he meets Peniamina Faamausili, however, he strangely can’t stop thinking about the young man.

Peni is struggling with his sexuality, the Mormonism he was raised in, and the Samoan heritage that calls to him. He longs to receive the pe’a—the traditional Samoan tattoos– and learn more of his people’s ways. He has no interest in a man like Asher, who appears to use men and put them aside and whose drinking can’t help but remind him of the drunk driver who killed his father. But he can’t deny his attraction to Asher and finally agrees to a date if Asher can go thirty days without a drink.

Asher is about to go on a journey that will awaken him to his friends, his past, his future, and even to love. But that awakening could well demand the sacrifice of the dream he holds most dear.

ISBN: 9781634760720

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6294

Reviewer: Cat

Review: As the seasons change bringing about changes in the lives of each of the Fabulous Four. Asher is feeling a bit left out or perhaps jealous though he is never excluded in the group. Asher questions his feelings since he has never wanted a relationship. He knows he could have had one at any time he wanted it and he knew Sloan had been in love with him at one time as well, yet now

Sloan has Max. After nearly losing a role he really wanted he finds out how work acquaintances feel about him. The he meets Sloan and Wyatt’s beautiful friend Peni and once again is put in his place. On a thirty-day challenge not to drink, to take Peni to dinner, he finds out one more thing about his life (well, perhaps two, if you count his growing feelings for Peni.)

Peni has recently come out. He is very naïve and learned his sexuality in a harsh way. He doesn’t see what Sloan has ever seen in the full-of-himself Asher other than his looks. Peni falls in easily with the friends, but he longs to have what Sloan and Max and Scott and Cedar have.

Peni longs for THE ONE and a real relationship, but struggles with how it will fit in with his strictly Mormon and Samoan family.

Oh man! This is one heartfelt story of growth, change, acceptance, and love! I was so happy to see the other characters in this story as well, especially Sloan and Wyatt though their parts are rather minor they add just the right touch to the story.

I was really glad to see Asher’s story and it was very different from I had expected. I also loved getting a look at Peni and a bit of Samoan history as well. I will admit the story is a little predictable as far as romance is concerned but done so well…who cares…and I am glad it was!

The story is so well-written and I loved how B.G makes a power punch by repeating one or two words. First, in the context, than in italics as a though the in an exclamation. I could really feel these characters, thoughts, see their actions. Most of the sex is off the page which works very well for this story.

I love the covers for these books!

If you are looking for a feel-good story, one without a lot of heavy angst, a strong cast of characters, a fast-paced story line that reels you in and won’t let you go until the end with very little actual on-page sex…this is for you!

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Spectacularly Broken by Sage C. Holloway

sch_spectacularly_brokenTitle: Spectacularly Broken

Series: N/A

Author: Sage C. Holloway

Genre: New Adult

Length: Novel (219 pages)

Publisher: Loose Id (March 3rd, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Turns out naked and hungover on the floor is not the most strategically sound place to be when your dad comes home early. Take it from someone who learned the hard way: nineteen-year-old Lysander Shepherd – son of movie stars, spoiled brat, enthusiastic proponent of drugs and orgies… and now, unwilling resident of Oak Hill Manor, a retreat for troubled teenagers.

Before he knows what’s happening, his designer duds have been switched for tie-dye shirts in therapy team colors, and he is surrounded by an assortment of misfits: a timid nerd, a mute girl, a hyperactive kid… and captivating loner Cai Fields, who is admittedly pretty hot, but seems to hate the world in general and Lysander in particular.

Soon Lysander struggles with lies, withdrawal, and several uncomfortable revelations that he never intended to make, but he also gains surprising amounts of support right in the middle of secret late-night parties, fisticuffs over doing the dishes, and, of all things, croissant blackmail. Even as Cai and Lysander finally give in to the irresistible attraction between them and make a grasp for happiness, their darkest secrets remain – secrets with the power to destroy everything they’ve fought so hard to have.
ISBN: 9781623008659
Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/spectacularly-broken.html

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: I have such a love/hate relationship with this book. There were parts that touched me deeply and others that seemed either cheesy or they downright pissed me off. And while I understand that the characters were teenagers (with the exception of the parents of course), their behaviour seemed too immature at times.

I’m having such a hard time pin-pointing exactly what I didn’t like, because overall this book was pretty good. But as much as I want to, I can’t give it 4 stars. I think the setting in which most of the story took place was what didn’t work for me. I simply don’t get the point of that “clinic” (Oak Hill Manor) or whatever it was. If it’s for troubled teens that abuse drugs and have way too much sex as a cry for attention, then you can’t go and mix them with other teenagers who were sexually abused as children and are now having difficulties integrating in the society.

And how about teenagers who suffer from the loss of a loved one, the one person who meant the most to them? What do they have in common with the rest of the teenagers at Oak Hill Manor? They were all simply too different from one another and didn’t have many things in common. So for them to be attending the same therapy sessions didn’t make much sense to me.

The writing was good, the grammar was stellar (and if it wasn’t, I was too focused on the story to notice any errors) and I definitely got the impression that a teenager was narrating the story. I do wish we would’ve gotten to know more about Cai ( including but not only, what determined him to pierce his dick and other body parts multiple times) and I wish there was an epilogue 10 years into the future, because I would’ve liked to see them as adults.

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

Mighty Casey by Willa Okati

wo_mightycaseyTitle: Might Casey
Series: Might Casey
Author: Willa Okati
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (115 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (May 28th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: RG
Blurb: The only thing extroverted Nate loves more than baseball is his quiet, reserved Casey. The feeling’s mutual, thanks–but it isn’t all fun and games. A wedding planner, Casey’s booked solid during the summer months and thanks to a certain poem about the Mudville Nine, cringes at the thought of ball games. Fair’s fair–with seven older sisters who redefined “wedding drama”, Nate freezes at the thought of tying the knot. Casey might wish things were different, but he wouldn’t trade Nate, his big heart, or his skills between the sheets for a wedding worthy of a Rockefeller.

After losing a strip poker bet, Casey’s promised forfeit is spending a full day at a softball tournament. He’s sure there’s more going on than a simple sports wager and wonders what Nate’s up to, but he’s curious enough to jump in and commit. And so, finally, is Nate, who’s planning a surprise involving an engagement ring and a proposal from the pitcher’s mound.

But things don’t go quite according to scheme for the odd couple when Nate takes his lover out to the ball game. And who knows what might happen when Casey’s called up to bat?

ISBN: 9781623003180

Purchase Link(s): http://www.loose-id.com/authors/u-z/willa-okati/mighty-casey.html

Review: I went in with little to no expectations as I have never read a book by Willa Okati. What transpired was a story I wished was longer because not only were the MC’s well-rounded and interesting, most of the secondary character were also.

Casey is a wedding planner who dislikes baseball and softball because of the poem Mighty Casey at bat. He is in love with Nate, who absolutely loves sports. And Nate with 7 older sisters has a strong dislike of all things wedding related. Losing a bet on strip poker, Casey has to Spend all day at a softball tournament that Nate organized and is playing in.

Casey honors his commitment and attend, with the suspicion that there is more going on than just a softball tournament. He is given a box of Poppernutter, a cracker jack like snack, to hold onto, with the proviso that if he enjoys himself at the tournament he has to open the box and eat it.

Nate is giving hints that he is maybe losing his dislike of wedding enough to marry Casey.

Some of the secondary characters who make this book even more memorable and fun are Mimi, a petite, personality packed, softball dynamo with a wicked sense of humor, Kenneth, gay and geeky in a cute way, and Roger, a former semi-pro player who is attracted to Kenneth, who is also the captain of the opposing team in the championship game. When Kenneth is injured in the championship game of the tournament.

The Proposal and the Wedding scenes on the pitcher’s mound are not to be missed. The hardest part was the belief that anyone could have as much sex as Casey and Nate did that day and still have the energy to play in a tournament.

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

A Most Unusual Courtship by Nancy M. Griffis, 2nd Edition

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Title: A Most Unusual Courtship, 2nd Edition
Series: The Mage and the Leathersmith, #0.5
Author: Nancy M. Griffis
Genre: Historical (Regency England)/ Fantasy / Alternative World
Length: Short (32 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63476-156-7
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (April 13th 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Gerald Smithson, master leathersmith, has ample reason to distrust mages. He doesn’t take their commissions and steers clear of them wherever possible. When Lord Leo Harris tries to hire him, Gerald sends the mage packing. Unfortunately, the simple act of Leo entering his shop brings Gerald to the attention of a Dark mage who kidnaps him as a chance to get to Leo.

Now Leo must not only rescue Gerald, but find a way to win his heart. It will be an unusual courtship, to say the least.

1st Edition published by Torquere Press, 2012

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6304

Review: This was a cute and interesting little short. It takes place in Regency England I believe, but it’s an alternative world. The Ancient Greeks long ago approved same-sex marriage and mages are commonplace.

Gerald is a local leathersmith reputed to be the best in London, exactly what Leo is looking for. But due to past experiences with mages Gerald refuses to do any work for them so he sends Leo on his way. Not that Leo lets that deter him, or the fact that Gerald gets kidnapped.

Not a lot of information is given on the characters, so their history is a little incomplete and questions are left unanswered. But it was definitely enough to pique my interest for more.

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

Capturing His Heart by Frey Ortega

capturinghisheartTitle: Capturing His Heart
Series: Caer Tarw, #1
Author: Frey Ortega
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter/ Ménage a Trois/ M Preg
Length: Novella (120 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (April 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Welcome to Caer Tarw in beautiful, scenic Ireland, home of beautiful flora and endemic fauna, as well as…Minotaurs?

Rabbit shifter Hayden Somerset wastes away at home, having nothing to do and having no sense of progress in his life. One day, he is given an invitation he can’t refuse: an all-expenses paid trip to Ireland for three weeks, sponsored by the Supernatural Council.

As soon as he gets to Caer Tarw, the stage is set: mating season is close by, and the purpose they were all invited for was to help the Minotaurs find their mates. Hayden is among the lucky ones, finding Minotaurs Brian Connelly and Ronan Breckenridge, who are lovers, and are Hayden’s mates.

But not all is well in their tiny slice of paradise. Hayden is clueless about Minotaurs and knows nothing about them. Ronan and Brian are clueless about how to bring their rabbit into their world.

How exactly will they capture their rabbit’s heart?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-224-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/capturing-his-heart

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Caer Tarw collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

This story was unique in the fact that the characters are Minotaurs and a little rabbit. And let’s not forget that when Minotaurs mate they get their mates pregnant and not with just one baby either.
Hayden is a little rabbit shifter who is quite bored with life. So when he gets a letter from the council giving him a three-week vacation in Ireland he was stoked.

Rabbits are a little different from most shifters. They are given more than one mate because they are always horny. They have a very high sex drive. This is a good thing because his two mates are Minotaurs. Two very big Minotaurs.

Brian and Ronan have done the unusual. They have taken each other for mates. They knew that they needed a third because let’s face it they are both very dominate. So when they saw Hayden they knew that this man was theirs, or that they hope he was. Now Hayden knew right when he saw them that they were definite mates. The sex is hot between them but let’s face it men don’t always use their brains. They forgot to tell their little mate that he can get pregnant. Talk about a blast.

When these three meet and get together it was kind of anti-climactic. I expected some type of fight but nope Hayden was all for it. The story does move a little too fast for me but it didn’t take away from the story itself. It gives you three gorgeous men, hot sex, excitement but it needed a bit of danger and suspense added to it.

This story however was just cute and sweet. I did love the fact that when Brian and Ronan think they have screwed up they ended up fighting among themselves. That shows their love for their little mate.
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Spring Break at the Villa Hermes by Xavier Mayne

SpringBreakattheVillaHermesLGTitle: Spring Break at the Villa Hermes
Series: A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File Four
Author: Xavier Mayne
Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (244 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 6, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly celebrate the one-year anniversary of their engagement by flying south for a week of calm relaxation at the Villa Hermes, a gay boutique hotel on the beach. But when the rest of the guests turn out to be college guys on spring break (unwittingly booked into a gay hotel by a passive-aggressive travel agent), their week turns out to be anything but calm.

Ted, one of the spring breakers, has harbored a crush on his roommate and best friend, Bark, since they met freshman year. Now, on their fourth and final spring break, Ted knows they must soon say good-bye.

A lacrosse star and ladies’ man, Bark has no idea Ted has fallen for him—until a storm forces the entire group underground for twenty-four hours of stress and truth-telling. Bark doesn’t want to say good-bye to Ted at graduation either. He just didn’t know how to put his feelings into words or if he could face the consequences of speaking them.

Brandt and Donnelly help the college guys through their crisis by showing them what love between best friends can grow into.

But Ted and Bark aren’t the only spring-breakers with secrets.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-652-4

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6231

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the fourth book in this series and I have got to tell you that Brandt and Donnelly are still so damn hot together.

In this story you will also meet several young men who are learning about themselves also. Xavier always manages to give one hell of a great read. The characters are so full of depth, feeling and just down right sexy. I know that I will have a great book in my hands when I am reading one of Xavier’s stories.

Brandt and Donnelly are still working on their wedding plans, but have decided to take a little vacation. It also is to see if it is the perfect honey moon spot. What they find is Winnie and Vic, the happy owners of the little bed and breakfast. It is one of those places that are mainly for gay men to have a wonderful vacation time.

What they had not expected were several boys out on spring break. Though things are looking up with lots of eye candy.
Some of those young men though have their own little secrets.

Ted has been in love with his roommate for over four years. This vacation was to tell him good-bye. He felt like his heart was going to rip out of him, but to keep their friendship he figured this was the only way to do it. However Gabe told him what he sees, and to let Bark know how he feels. Bark surprises him in the end. He has many things to look forward to.

Paul has always been gay and thought that the others knew it, but weren’t they surprised by his one night stand. Hot damn they sound good together. Then there is Thor who’s only secret was he had at one time made out with a guy, but when he and Paul take a little more of a look at each other. Well sparks fly. Now Chad and Howie are the ones that have a little more surprises in hand. Just not the way one thinks.

They are coming to grips with their new lives and a storm that is taking over their little vacation spot. I loved the way this book just came together and flew off the pages into my heart. I loved it and cannot wait to read more with Gabe and Ethan in it. Those two cops make my day all the time.

This is one story I would recommend to all. If I could rate is higher than a five I would. Ethan and Gabe’s love for each other just keeps getting stronger and their passion is hotter than ever. They also have this love for helping others. I love that it is the way it is written in these stories. With each one you get more of them, but you also get the story of another loving pair that just doesn’t know it yet.

Hot as all get out.

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The Dragon Prince by Jane Wallace-Knight

thedragonprinceTitle: The Dragon Prince
Series: The Happily Ever After Mating Agency, #3
Author: Jane Wallace-Knight
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter/ MMM Ménage a Trois
Length: Novel (160 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (April 7, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Kai Hayashi, heir to the earth dragon clan, already lost his mother to the rebels threatening to overthrow the council. When his grandfather suggests an arranged mating with not one, but two men, each with certain skills to help protect Kai, the young dragon prince doesn’t exactly need persuading.

Retrieval expert and leopard shifter Jace Dashwood has worked for the Hayashi family for a year now, helplessly in love with his employer’s grandson. Kai is all the things that Jace could never be, innocent and gentle. He had thought to keep his feelings to himself until the dragon king made him an offer too good to be true.

Having worked as a mercenary for too long, bear shifter Ted Graves finally decided to put down roots. He thought that joining a mating agency meant he was going to get the normal life he thought he had been craving but instead he got an offer he couldn’t refuse.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-177-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-happily-ever-after-mating-agency-presents-the-dragon-prince

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the third book in this series and they can be read as a standalone.

When I first looked at the title I was thinking that the prince of dragons would be a total ass and huge. However I took a look at the blurb and to my surprise he was not what I thought. In fact I absolutely had a blast learning more about him. I was also surprised to learn more about the dragons.

There are five dragons but only four that they know of that are alive. Water, air, earth and fire are the four that most people know about. Kai is an earth dragon or so he thinks. His grandfather is the one that has raised him after his mother had been killed. So his grandfather thinks that Kai needs to be mated but to two men.

Jace has been working for Kai’s family for a while now and has fallen in love with Kai. He sees the gentleness and tenderness in the man. He also sees the innocence and wants him to be protected. He used to be a thief bringing back stolen items to the council. Kai’s grandfather wanted Jace to be one of Kai’s mates and he was all for it. Now all he had to do is to introduce himself to the other man Hiro wanted for his grandson.

Ted is totally pissed off that his cycle breaks down and he is forced to stay a night in town. That is until one sexy cat shifter introduces himself. Jace turns him the hell on and it is going to be one hell of a night. To his total shock he comes face to face with Jace once more when he goes to see what Hiro wants him hired for.

Even more shock was to find out that it was so that he could be mated to Kai and Jace. Hot damn a threesome that is going to stand strong, kick ass and makes some hot sex together. They have a bit of trouble but these three can stand up against it.

Especially when Kai turns out to have a huge secret.

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Before the Final Encore by Scotty Cade

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Title: Before the Final Encore
Series: Encore (Prequel to Final Encore)
Author: Scotty Cade
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (30 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15 March 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Tires flying over the interstate, college student Ian Dillon can’t get out of Greenville, SC quickly enough. As he watches his entire life fading away in his rearview mirror, his thoughts are only of his lover, Todd, and the memories of their time together, now completely shattered by Todd’s incomprehensible betrayal.

His mind still reeling, Ian drives through the night until a split second decision guides him to Nashville, Tennessee.

Everything will be better there. It has to be!

ISBN: 9781632165985

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6059

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a quick story that covers the vague background we are given in the book, Final Encore by Scotty Cade, about main character, Ian Dillon. It leaves me to wonder why Final Encore was not revised and this background somehow incorporated before it had been released as a second edition. My mixed feelings are really because the only reason to read this story is if you have not read or intend to read Final Encore.

All that aside, it’s nice to have Ian’s background in a bit more detail. Ian is such a sweet guy and it’s nice to find out what kind of “kid” (well, young man, he is 21 years old) how he became the person that he is in Final Encore.

I recommend reading this after reading Final Encore (not what I did), because I only appreciated this story after reading the novel.

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

Khaos by Kelex

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Series: Fire Dragons, #3
Author: Kelex
Genre: Paranormal/Shape-shifter/Dragons
Length: Novella (105 Pages)
Publisher: Twisted Erotica Publishing (August 6, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Teamed with an unlikely partner, Khaos heads to the Amazon basin in his search for the next Dragon Heart. Little does he know that in the midst of the tropical jungle, he’ll find his human mate.

Henry is more than Khaos could’ve ever expected, and offers Khaos a chance for redemption for a wrong Khaos committed a long time ago.

But once Henry realizes just how monstrous his lover can be, is there any chance he’ll cede his mind, body, and soul?

ISBN: 9781310015533

Product Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-khaos-1588891-148.html

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Fire Dragon’s collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

The world this author has written about fascinated me and had me wishing to be there also. These dragons went through so much to get where they are now. Now I must admit that I was not happy about the ending. With book two I just thought it would be the lead into the next story but it wasn’t. In fact the beginning to this story was a bit off to me. It was a tad bit confusing.

I think of all the dragons and their mates Khaos is probably my favorite. All of them have gone through pain. Rhaege has the one where his mate dies several times before finally reunited for life. Phrenzy is the one that comes off more pissed than anything and fears that the reason for his mate’s reincarnated self not coming till now is because of his failure. Khaos’s lost his mate to suicide. Khaos had killed Henry’s family and then Henry committed suicide. There is a twist to this one though. It is a fascinating tale, but with each story there is something missing. Not that it took away from the story itself.

Henry and his family have died many times over and unlike the others they were born with the same name and same look. His father and brother were born with the same attitude and hate. Except this time Henry will not deny Khaos. He is more than willing to love his dragon.

These are amazing stories but there is a bit of darkness that comes off with them. It doesn’t take away from the story but it is still there.

There is something about the way that Kelex told this story that not only drew me in but I could not take my attention off of it. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story.

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

The Beach Boys: Winter by Berengaria Brown

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Series: The Beach Boys, #3
Author: Berengaria Brown
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (75 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (February 25th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Outrageously gay Hudson Smith owns Hudson’s Clothing Store at Two Waters Beach. He loves his job but he wishes he had a partner to love. Elliott Greene is shy and unassertive. He’s here at the beach for a week’s vacation in mid-winter because everyone else at work wanted the warm weather for their vacation time.

Elliott is cold and Hudson invites him into the store to warm up. They drink tea and talk, getting to know each other. Elliott ends up remaining in the store with Hudson all day long as they begin to get to know each other and share their stories.

Hudson is very attracted to his shy, blushing guest, and is proud when Elliott proves there’s a smart brain and a gentle humor hidden behind the bland façade. Meanwhile Elliott determines to follow his Grandpop’s advice and stop being too nice to everyone and instead to ask for what he wants.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-001-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-beach-boys-winter

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is a very cute and hot little story. It is told in such a way that you get a lot of story in a small dynamic story. The only problem I have is that they meet and two days later they are in love. Talking about moving in and buying a business. It goes way to fast and it just doesn’t give you a lot of plot. It doesn’t take away from the story itself though. I truly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next story.

Hudson owned a clothing store and was one of those types that you instantly love. He loves to help others out and has a great idea going in his head most of the time. When he sees a cute man standing outside the shop cold, he brings him inside. Things heat up pretty fast for these two men. However Elliott is a bit of a timid young man. He doesn’t really have an assertive bone in his body but his brain is top notched. He helps Hudson out when needed and is falling in love rather quickly.

I don’t know what to actually say without giving the story away. I did enjoy it but it is missing something to make it the perfect story. I would have loved for it to be expanded and give the guys a little bit of time before things heat up. It does leave you hanging at the end. So you never really find out certain things. Like I said it is a cute little story that will get your heart beating fast and your breath catching.

I liked it and look forward to reading the next story.

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Making Men by Sam Standish, Interview & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sam Standish popping with his newest release Making Men, we ask Sam about Making Men and spanking and there’s a great giveaway! So enjoy this slightly steamy post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Making Men

by

Sam Standish

Three passionate men. Tony and Kevin are older and have learned to give, body and soul, till it hurts. Into their lives comes another young man, wanting desperately to give and to take all he can. Together these three will reach heights they never imagined. And each will discover for himself where he has to go next. This is a tale of devotion and transcendence. A tale of young male bodies. A tale unlike any other you have ever read.

Note: This work of fiction includes an incestuous sexual relationship between consenting adults.

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