Double Scoop by Clare London

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Series: With A Kick, #8

Author: Clare London

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Length: 170 pages

Publisher: Jocular Press (April 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: A sudden disaster strikes everyone’s favourite ice cream shop, With A Kick. Not only does it threaten the livelihood of its owner, Patrick, but also his loyal assistant Lee. The last thing in the world Patrick would ever want to do is hurt Lee, either physically or emotionally. Why would he? He’s been falling in love with Lee since the day Lee invited himself into the shop’s business and Patrick’s life. But familiar and deeply-held insecurities hold Patrick back – he’s too gruff for Lee, too old, and his labour-of-love business is never going to make him rich.

Lee is weary of trying to make Patrick see how much he admires and cares for him. To Lee, it’s a very straightforward situation. Patrick is sexy, Patrick is smart, Patrick needs Lee’s help – and Lee needs Patrick in his life as more than a boss. All the characteristics Patrick finds inhibiting, Lee finds attractive. However, if Patrick’s apparently never going to make a move on Lee, how long should Lee wait to make his own move? Maybe Patrick thinks Lee is too clingy, too immature. Maybe Lee should give up his romantic hopes completely. If, that is, he can bear to do it.

The disaster at the shop brings them a whole new opportunity to work – and love – together to make a go of things. They’ve both got to look at each other in a whole new way. With the help of all their With A Kick friends, this could be make or break for the reluctant couple!

ISBN: 9781311983435

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Reviewer: Lisa

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

Sometimes you find an author that just amazes you with their writings and Clare is one of those authors. I loved the cover and title to this book. It told me that it was going to be one of those feisty stories with characters that you would easily fall in love with. The characters were in tune with the story and they were fun to read about.

Patrick’s in a bit of trouble, when disaster strikes his business. He is worried that it will cause trouble not only for him but for his sexy little assistant. He has been falling in love with Lee for some time, but Lee has been hurt in the past. He thinks that he is not the one for Lee, but it would seem Lee doesn’t agree.

Lee is tired of trying to show Patrick how he feels for him. That is until their little problem shows up. Now Lee is about to get what he wishes for as well as Patrick.

The ice cream shop is the place where many of the other stories take place at. Patrick was a teacher who had lost his job and decided to do something he had wanted to do. He feels so damn guilty that the man he loves had to go to the hospital and things start changing for them both. It takes all of their friends to help them both out. Patrick takes him to the hotel to help him and things start heating up soon after.

I had so much fun reading this and look forward to reading the next story in this amazing series. It is cute, sweet and damn hot.

I loved all the characters in this book and would definitely recommend it.

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

The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes ~ Audiobook

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Series: Right and Wrong, #2

Author: Lane Hayes

Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Athlete-Coming Out

Length: 8 hours and 1 minute

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Narration: Exceptional

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Successful owner of an upscale boutique in fabulous West Hollywood, Brandon Good swears by his personal edict to “live in the present”. After a bad breakup, he agrees to dog-sit to keep his mind off his ex. Never did he expect the dog to belong to a man from his past, the only man to ever truly break his heart.

When Jake Westley relocates to join the WeHo fire department, the last thing he anticipates is reuniting with his secret high school love. Thrilled with the prospect of reconnecting with Bran, Jake feels no guilt in using his charming old dog as an unwitting matchmaker. As he and Bran rekindle their friendship, it becomes clear the intense attraction they once felt is stronger than ever. But as hard as they try to leave the past behind, painful memories resurface.

Bran will have to confront his fears and consider the possibility that the man he swore was absolutely the wrong one might be perfect after all.

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Reviewer: Gigi

Review: First off, you’re in for a treat because this whole series is beautifully written and perfectly narrated. I absolutely have a new favorite narrator. I was so glad to see Lane Hayes wrote a series of these heartwarming, soul-searching, and steamy novels.

This second book in the Right and Wrong Series, The Wrong Man, spins out from a character we have already been introduced to in The Right Words, Brandon Good, of B. Goods boutique. Brand is the strong friend with sage advice, always a shoulder to lean on, but always strong-willed, and fiercely independent. His store is his life, and there’s not much room for more beyond helping his friends solve their personal woes. His protective walls come crumbling down when the shock of an ex-lover, his first true love, comes back into the picture, walking a geriatric dog.

Jake is the big strong EMT, so lovable I wanted to hold him and hug him and keep him forever. But there’s a darker past layered into the writing of this story. We know something crushing happened to both characters in their past, but will it be big enough to keep them apart a second time around?

Just as Jake and Bran start to mend fences, and new sparks ignite, with the sweet dog to give them a safe buffer zone, another player comes into the game of love. The ex-lover Jake was seeking distance from wants his place in Jake’s life back. The jealousy is palpable, and Brandon doesn’t know if his heart can take another deep wound.

One of the hooks that kept my rapt attention is the question of what Jake did to Brandon in their past that wounded him so much. And what are the secrets Jake is keeping close to the vest regarding those years between graduation and now. Could it destroy them both? So much drama, such a lovely story!

The most refreshing thing about how Hayes writes sexual encounters is that the main characters don’t rush right to the one finger, two finger, fuck trope. These lovers enjoy all the senses, the kiss, frottage, fellatio, simply being held by another human being, long before the intimacy of intercourse. Each scene, whether it be a simple kiss, or a hot grope up against a wall, is beautifully written and narrated to perfection.

I also enjoy the multi ethnic characters in Hayes’ writing. The beauty found in characters of Latino, or mixed ethnicity backgrounds bring such an interesting weave to the tapestry of this series.

The Wrong Man is a story of heartbreak, loss and disappointment morphing into maturity, individuals witnessing new growth, forgiveness, and rediscovery of each other.

Oh, and I can’t forget the love of a dog, and all the dedication that goes with that!

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

Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent ~Audiobook

FamilyOfLiesSebastianAUDLGTitle: Family of Lies: Sebastian

Series: Family of Lies

Author: Sam Argent

Narrator: Cornell Collins

Genre: High Fantasy/Suspense

Length: 10 Hours and 4 Minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (February 23, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian Orwell did the only thing a smart wizard could do when he stumbled upon the wounded Crown Prince: He healed him and dumped him in a tavern where he could continue not being Sebastian’s problem. Unfortunately, the prince isn’t content with being alive, and he hunts Sebastian down to thank him personally. Not only is Sebastian stuck with the prince’s unwanted affections, but he’s also confronted by growing evidence linking the assassination attempt to someone from his father’s past.

Lord Orwell is a lot of things: thief, liar, drunk, and all-around horrible father, but Sebastian knows he’s no murderer. In order to prove it, Sebastian has to keep the prince alive long enough to discover the truth – a task made considerably harder because the idiot prince prefers wooing Sebastian over securing his own survival. On top of everything, Sebastian needs to save the day without revealing his magical powers and the real reason he hides his appearance.

Sebastian had no intention of playing the hero, but whoever is stirring up shit in his country will pay for destroying his quiet life.

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is actually the very first book that I have read by this author, or I should say listened to and I have to say that it was a blast. At first when I heard it start I wasn’t actually sure that I would like it. However once I got past the accent, I was glad to have had the chance to hear this story. There is a lot of detail and depth to it that caught me by surprise. This is one story I would not mind listening to more than once.

I wasn’t sure at first if there was going to be any romance till I saw the Prince sleeping next to our sexy Sebastian the first night in the woods. If you love anything fantasy, mage, fey, wizards and so much more, then this is going to be one for you. I absolutely hated Sebastian at first. He is a cocky little ass through most of it.

Then you add in his family and let’s just say that it would make the holidays even better. Then you have assassins going after the quirky little prince, whose mind is on Sebastian and it is action packed. Although if you don’t have a deep idea of all the characters then you might get a bit lost with it.

Cornell Collins narrated this amazing story and he rocked it. He was able to give all of the characters distinctive voices that you could not forget if you tried. I was impressed with his ability, that is for sure. He made this book even better in my opinion.

The plot and story line are fully developed and are a bit complex in areas. I wasn’t sure at first but after the first few lines I knew that this was going to be a hit with me. I enjoyed it and look forward to more by not only this author but narrator.

I would definitely recommend it.

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

Essence of the Challenge by Jo Peterson, 2nd edition

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Series: Love and Rivalry 01

Author: Jo Peterson

Genre: MFM & MF, a little MM/ Contemporary Erotic Romance/ Menage and Multiple Partners

Length: 191 pages

Publisher:  Pride Publishing (April 4th)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: The competition is on when two sexy players set their sights on one woman who has no intention of being anyone’s prize. Will the ultimate challenge be true love?

With too many relationships ending in heartache under her belt, the new and improved Symone Adams is loud, proud and on the prowl. She has removed the heart she’s normally worn on her sleeve and tucked it safely under lock and key. What she wants now is to explore the appeal of meaningless, mind-blowing sex. After six months of self-imposed celibacy hell, she heads to Menjo’s and directly into the path of two very determined players.

Zander and Marco are pros when it comes to seduction, yet each has grown bored with their conquests. When these two strangers set their sights on the same stunning beauty, the competition is on. Both embark on a full balls-to-the-wall effort to win not only Symone’s body, but her heart as well.

What none of them can predict, though, is where their chance encounter will take them, especially Marco and Zander. While the men focus on winning Symone, it’s the electricity arcing in the air between them that will be the real challenge.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-396-0

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/essence-of-the-challenge

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Simone is tired of being cheated on and has decided to give up on relationships after catching her last boyfriend having sex with another woman. After six months of getting over its time, she decides to get on with her life and goes out with her friend. She meets not one but two gorgeous men. Either could be the man of her dreams. Zander is tall, lean and with dark hair and dark eyes. Marco, more compact, muscular and blond. Both men want her bad enough to fight for her. She decides, why choose?

I will just say this story is full of sex. It is well-written but pretty explicit. The story is the competition between Zander and Marco to try to win Symone’s heart. They each do some very romantic things to get her attention. I did think it hot that they decided instead of one give up they both hung in there even when she led them into sex together with her, both men are straight.

If you like lots of sex and multiple partners, this is for you. I am looking forward to the next book to see how this relationship develops.

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

Selfie by Amy Lane Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Amy Lane stopping by with her new release in the Bluewater Bay series Selfie, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Selfie

(Bluewater Bay 13)
by

Amy Lane

One year ago, actor Connor Montgomery lost the love of his life to a drunk driver. But what’s worse for Connor is what he still has: a lifetime of secrets born of hiding his relationship from the glare of Hollywood. Unable to let go of the world he and Vinnie shared, Connor films a drunken YouTube confession on the anniversary of Vinnie’s death.

Thankfully, the video was silent—a familiar state for Connor—so his secret is still safe. He needs a fresh start, and a new role on the hit TV show Wolf’s Landing might be just that.

The move to Bluewater Bay may also mean a second chance in the form of his studio-assigned assistant. Noah Dakers sees through Connor’s facades more quickly than Connor could imagine. Noah’s quiet strength and sarcastic companionship offers Connor a chance at love that Hollywood’s closet has never allowed. But to accept it, Connor must let Vinnie go and learn to live again.

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