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Buttermilk Ranch by Patricia Logan

81AsYHxUWyL._SL1500_Title: Buttermilk Ranch
Series: The Hard Riders, #1
Author: Patricia Logan
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (189 pages)
Publisher: Westburg Publishing (August 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Wendell Blackowl has spent all his life in the working cow horse show ring where toiling with sweaty cowboys all day is the fodder for wet dreams. Though privately he’s come to terms with his sexuality, publicly Dell’s had to build a façade. When his beloved horse Buttermilk dies, Dell finds himself at loose ends so he decides to pick himself up by his boot straps and do what he’s always wanted to do… open an environmentally friendly organic vegetarian café.

Pace Avila, well-known music critic, has been drawn to Austin by the live music scene. When friends invite him to check out a fresh new dinner experience, Pace reluctantly agrees to push the deadline on his national column. He isn’t interested in vegetarian food or a restaurant with the cheesy name of Buttermilk Ranch Café, but the moment Pace lays eyes on the stunning cowboy chef, things begin looking up.

When openly gay Pace walks into his cafe and his life, Dell realizes he’s tired of living a lie and tired of being alone. When Mother Nature throws an unprecedented storm at Austin, the muddy waters threaten to wipe out everything Dell’s worked so hard to build.

He soon realizes that with a man like Pace by his side, love really can conquer all.

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Wendell Blackowl is ready for a new start in life. He has had a very good run on the working cow horse circuit but with the loss of his mare Buttermilk, he is ready to move on to his next dream. He is also tired of hiding his true self and if he could meet the right man he would have no problems coming out.

On the anniversary party of opening his dream restaurant, he meets Pace, the half-brother of one of his cowboy friends, Branch.
Pace is unlike any man he has ever met. He is flamboyant, confident and has no problem going after what he wants. What he wants is the sexy cowboy chef Branch introduced him.

First of all I need to warn you this story has lots of sex. Very explicit sex. If you are a fan of Patricia Logan as I am you already know this, if not be forewarned. Though I prefer tamer sexual content, sometimes you like to heat things up, and I know I can count on Patricia to do just that.

I love cowboys, and I love cooking so this blend was perfect for me. Make Dell Native American and Pace a dominant, flamboyant twink and you have a story made in heaven!

I will admit the story is a bit predictable but who cares. Sometimes predictable works, and it does here. There is some drama and near the end we get cameos from some characters from Invitation Only one of Patricia’s other series. I adored seeing Wade and Phoenix again as well as Maverick and Ricky.

I had only one small issue with the story. I felt their names were overused. It seems that Dell or Pace was in nearly every sentence, and it was a bit overwhelming other than that this story was amazing and one you didn’t want to put down once you started!
Buttermilk Ranch is a set-up for a new series, and I cannot wait for the next.

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Broken Oaths by V.L. Moon and J.T. Cheyanne‏ Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we now have V.L. Moon and J.T. Cheyanne stopping by with their newest release Broken Oaths, we have a great guest post where V.L. & J.T. chat about why they write M/M, there’s a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Broken Oaths


V.L. Moon & J.T. Cheyanne

Betrayed by his peers and slandered as a traitor, Commander Thierry Donovan has nothing left. Locked away and targeted by the very men responsible for his incarceration, Thierry defies the odds and fights for the fundamental right to survive the hell-hole of his imprisonment. With no one to trust, Thierry finds solace in the last place he imagines… 

The church is Ryan Flynn’s sanctuary. He craves the solitude and peace he finds in the hallowed halls. His oath to serve God is a calling Ryan has hidden behind all of his adult life; until his past catches up with him in the form of his foster brother, Special Agent Orrin Hunt… 

Submerging himself within a world of danger, violence and corruption is the only way Orrin can cope with life. Rejected and tormented by the bitter remorse of unrequited love, Orrin is oblivious to the beauty of what life can offer him. If he’d only open his eyes, and maybe his heart…. 

Jaydan Callahan’s life is a wreck. Gangs, drugs and violence are a part of his normal day to day routine. For one so young, he’s seen it, been there, done it and gotten more than enough tee shirts as proof. Capable of smelling a cop from a mile away, it comes as no surprise to Jay when the guy he has the hots for is actually working undercover to bring down the town’s notoriously dangerous king pin. 

Four men, four lives, each one of them stained by lies, corruption and doubt. Can love show them the path to redemption, or will broken oaths, fear and grief make the crosses they bear too heavy a mantle to carry. 

Love is Love 

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Fret by Sandrine Gasq-Dion Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Sandrine Gasq-Dion popping in today with her upcoming release Fret, Fret is the first in  Sandrine’s newest series Rock. We have an fantastic excerpt, an awesome giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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(Rock 01)

Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Former Navy SEAL Axel Blaze lives a solitary life. He doesn’t do emotions, and he doesn’t do babysitting. Used to being on his own, his job consists of Wetwork (a charming term coined by the KGB) for his former Master Chief, Mac. When an out-of-the-ordinary job lands on his doorstep, Axel heads down a path that includes a famous heavy metal rock band and one quiet, vulnerable, guitar-shredding virtuoso named Gareth Wolf.

Gareth Wolf’s life changed in an instant when a car he was a passenger in crashed, hurting his brother’s best friend and the band’s lead guitarist. They created the band, Skull Blasters, as kids. Gareth had always been happy in the background, playing roadie. With the lead guitarist’s injury, Gareth is suddenly thrust into the limelight and into a frenzied life he never imagined for himself. Finally fed up with living a lie, Gareth comes out as gay in a newspaper interview and finds himself in the bulls-eye of a crazed stalker. Somebody wants Gareth hurt – or worse – and Mac has been hired to be sure that doesn’t happen. Babysitting duty is NOT Axel’s strong suit, but Mac won’t be budged.

Enter Axel Blaze. Against his better judgment, the big man takes the job to protect the shy musician. The more time he spends with Gareth Wolf, the more he admires the man. Where’s a simple assassination when you need one? The situation becomes more volatile for each man as the attempts on Gareth escalate just as Axel finds himself falling for the quiet lead guitarist.

Strong, funny, smart-ass — and kinda sweet Axel is everything Gareth has ever wanted in a man. Too bad he’s off limits. As the stalker grows bolder, Gareth and Axel move closer emotionally – but is it too late? All Axel knows is that they don’t stand a chance if he can’t find the maniac trying to kill the man he’s come to care about. A  lot.

Everyone knows that relationships that begin in pressured or volatile situations eventually fizzle out.

Or do they?

Release date: 1st September 2015

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Feat of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi peeps, we have Susan Mac Nicol visiting today with the tour for the newest release in the Men of London series Feat of Clay. We have a couple of enticing excerpts and Tams review so enjoy the post! <3 ~Pixie~

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Feat of Clay

(Men of London 04)

Susan Mac Nicol

Imprisoned and tortured, undercover cop Tate Williams will find redemption in the arms of his boyhood friend, now lover, former SAS soldier Clay Mortimer. 



Though they went their separate ways, Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer have been crazy about each other since their school days. Clay went into the SAS. Tate became a cop. Neither mentioned their attraction to the other. Both sought out danger. Both found it. 

Imprisoned and shot in an undercover assignment gone wrong, Tate somehow survived…and found his way back into Clay’s arms. His old friend is now the owner of an elite investigation agency and everything any man could want: patient, handsome, commanding. And Clay knows what it takes to survive. But Tate can’t bring himself to share all his secrets, nightmares that force him to rebel against everything. He finds solace from his past as a graffiti artist, a childhood passion, but his demons drive away all who might care for him. Only when he faces that past—and learns that everyone has tasted despair—can the two men truly be brothers-in-arms…and more.

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Fighting His Fire by Ann Lister

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Series: Rock Gods, #6
Author: Ann Lister
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Publisher: SleighFarm Publishing (August 28th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Locked-down at a Los Angeles intervention facility, everyone around Dante Dupont and his Black Ice band mate, Ashton Lane, thought this would fix the issues between them. Dante and Ashton knew differently. What made this a hundred times worse was the fact they were stuck in this room together. They hadn’t shared space like this since the one afternoon they both wanted to forget. And, revisiting that nightmare was not an option . . . with or without the help of a therapist.

Two musicians. Same band. Afraid to admit their true feelings, being in close quarters again has them both at their breaking point. They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, but neither of them can find a reason to leave, and fighting the fire is becoming more and more difficult to do.

Dante’s baggage isn’t pretty and his scars run deep, but Ashton might be the one to finally see beyond his past and help him find a way out from the smoke screen he’s spent his life hiding behind. In order to get there, though, they’ll both have to walk through the flames.

ISBN: B013V6404G

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: This is the 6th book in a series that must be read in order.
At the end of ‘Meant for Me’ we saw the extent of the hatred Dante and Ashton carried for each other. But, sometimes the journey from enemies to lovers can be a life changing experience. That’s what is about to happen to Dante and Ashton.

Stuck in rehab for their severe anger management issues by their boss, Dagger, Dante and Ashton have to face some traumatic events from their pasts in an effort to move forward and develop a more symbiotic working relationship. They are both stubborn to a fault, and to spite their mutual attraction to each other, they fight it to breaking point.

Dante was violated as a youth by someone close to him and the scars on his psyche run deep. He can’t get past it because he refuses to talk about it, much less deal with it. If he can’t find a way to overcome that hurt and pain, he will never be able to be the man he wants to be for Ashton.

Ashton is younger and has a hair-trigger temper. He also has horrid communication skills, unless you count yelling, jumping to conclusions and throwing things as a communication skill. He wants Dante in the worst kind of way, but getting what he wants would require him to bend and flow, and it will take a lot of convincing for that to happen.

Volatile doesn’t even begin to describe their relationship. For every two steps forward, they seem to take ten backwards. Neither of them is the best at talking about their feelings on a good day. Add to the already tenuous situation misunderstandings, ghosts of the past and a crazy stalker and what you have is a recipe for disaster. These two will have to find a way to channel all their hurt, frustration and anger into something more positive if they stand a chance at a relationship. Not to mention the mass of broken things they leave in their wake.

There is nothing better than a frenemies story that blossoms into an electric love story. What I found that I enjoyed the most about Dante and Ashton, aside from the earth-shaking fucking sex they had, was the way they had to grow together and learn to do things they weren’t necessarily comfortable with in order to preserve their love for one another.

There were a lot of ups and downs, one minute Dante would be fucking Ashton into the mattress while Ashton shouted enthusiastically at the top of his lungs, and the next they would be trying to beat the living shit out of each other for sometimes no apparent reason. It was emotional, volatile and amazing.

If you like the Assassin/Shifter series by SGD, specifically the insane love affair of Devon Lyons and Andre Panchenko, you are going to be so engrossed in this book; this Devon and Andre on fucking steroids. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading.

There were a couple of times I wanted to lock them in a room and bang their stubborn heads together, until I realized, Dagger already did that. You also get a nice surprise at the end of the book, one that fans will be jumping for joy over.

Definitely a must read series, but please read them in order, you’ll lose a lot in translation if you don’t.


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Ace by Jack Byrne

AceLGTitle: Ace
Series: N/A
Author: Jack Byrne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (210 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Jake Tanner is a gay asexual man who finds peace on his small Australian farm and is content to lead a quiet life taking care of his animals. Then a random act of kindness on his part sets in motion a complex series of events that results in him playing the piano in a local pub and meeting Damien Jamieson, a sexy gay biker with a penchant for leather.

Damien finds Jake instantly irresistible, but that could be the worst thing for their budding relationship, as Damien is determined to bed the reluctant Jake. However, Jake has no intention of going along with his plan.

If there’s a chance for anything between them, Damien will have to figure out how to turn Jake on without scaring him off.

ISBN: 978-1-62380-167-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This was the first book I have read by this author and was quite surprised. I looked at the title first and though that it sounded good. Then I looked at the cover and was given a different look at the story. It doesn’t actually give you a good picture of the story itself. So the cover threw me off a bit. Then I read the blurb and thought that it would be a good story to get lost in.

What threw me the most with this story was the fact that Jake was not attracted to Damien the way one would think. He is in fact asexual. So not knowing really what that meant, made for me the story a little off. Jake is interested in getting to know him, but he doesn’t want him the way one would think.

Damien on the other hand wants Jake really bad. He wants to not only get to know him, but be with him. He is even willing to try to give Jake the time he would need. Though the whole story just seemed off because of it all.

I was fascinated to find out about asexuals and all of the stigma that seemed to go with it, but for me it was a drag. I want a love story with more desires, passion in all sorts of parts, and actually showing it. There is not a lot of heat for me. Although I was glad when Jake found out more about what he was, what to call his feelings. I don’t even know how to put that without sounding wrong.

This author has always given a story that captivates you and keeps your attention. For me however it didn’t actually give me what I wanted in a story. I was a bit lost throughout it all, and realized what I liked more and what I didn’t like about it. The characters however were beautifully written and you can tell that they have big hearts.

In fact you can tell that the author took his time and wrote with all his feelings for the story. For me that made it a lot more attractive, then those who just write for the pay. The story was written to captivate the readers and keep their attention. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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Happy Independence Day by Michael Rupured

HappyIndependenceDayLGTitle: Happy Independence Day
Series: N/A
Author: Michael Rupured
Genre: Contemporary/ Holiday
Length: Novel (256Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 20, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Terrence Bottom wants to change the world. A prelaw student at Columbia University majoring in political science, his interests range from opposing the draft and the war in Vietnam, to civil rights for gays, to anything to do with Cameron McKenzie. Terrence notices the rugged blond hanging around the Stonewall Inn, but the handsome man—and rumored Mafia hustler—rebuffs his smiles and winks.

Cameron McKenzie dropped out of college and left tiny Paris, Kentucky after the death of the grandmother who raised him, dreaming of an acting career on Broadway. Although he claims to be straight, he becomes a prostitute to make ends meet. Now the Mafia is using him to entrap men for extortion schemes, he is in way over his head, and he can’t see a way out—at least not a way that doesn’t involve a swim to the bottom of the Hudson in a pair of cement flippers.

Cameron is left with a choice: endanger both their lives by telling Terrence everything or walk away from the only man he ever loved. The Mafia hustler and the student activist want to find a way to stay together, but first they need to find a way to stay alive.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-163-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I was a bit disappointed in this story. I had expected it to be more holiday and happiness considering the title and it is listed as a holiday story. However it comes off a bit dark in my opinion. It comes off as historical at times which is another setback for me.

I have only learned about Stonewall from a few others, so the history is a bit difficult to hear about. This is however the first book that I have read by this author, so I didn’t really know what I was getting into. The cover didn’t clue me in and neither did the title. I should admit though that I choose it without reading the blurb. So I was quite surprised by the story itself.

Terrence is a prelaw student who thinks he can change the world. He however has the hots for a man who has a dark secret if not several. He is about to find out just how true the rumors about Cameron are.

Cameron had left his home after the death of his grandmother, dropped out of college and pretended to be something he isn’t. Then he does something really stupid to survive, he becomes a prostitute.

On top of that he had caught the eye of the mob. They wanted to use him, to bring others down. He is in trouble, and the only way to keep Terrence safe is to tell him what he is getting into. That or run for his life. These two are in trouble big time, but damn they are hot together.

I was disappointed in the whole of the story. I don’t much care for the past or historical, and then I do the future. To top it off I wasn’t born when the true act happened, and have only heard about it once or twice from others. So I don’t have a clue what happened back then so it is lost on me. However to know how far we have come, compared to then is amazing. I just hope we keep growing.

The story itself is written with heart and soul, and is an amazing gift to many. I would definitely recommend reading it. It just wasn’t for me, but even though that is the case, I recognized a talent with this author and look forward to hearing more about Michael.

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Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick

JobHuntLGTitle: Job Hunt
Series: N/A
Author: Jackie Keswick
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (306 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: You don’t greet your new boss dressed like an underage rent boy. But when Jack Horwood—ace hacker and ex-MI6 operative—opens the door to Gareth Flynn, he’s too busy to worry over details like that. And anyway, his potential new boss is his former commanding officer – the same guy Jack has had a crush on since he was seventeen. So he should understand, right?

When he applied for the job in Nancarrow Mining’s corporate security division, Jack had hoped for peaceful days repelling cyber-attacks. Maybe a bit of corporate espionage on the side. His plans didn’t include rescuing abused children, hunting pimps, or dealing with his overly protective and hot-as-hell boss, Gareth Flynn.

Walking away is not an option. Jack never takes the easy way out. More than that, meeting Gareth raises old ghosts that Jack needs to put to rest. Rescuing kids. Taking risks. Saving the day. Jack can do all that—but deciding what to do about his attraction to Gareth isn’t the sort of cloak-and-dagger game Jack plays well.

Yet Gareth, strong and smart and always on hand when needed, might be Jack’s salvation.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-904-4

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This was the first book I have read by this author and was quite surprised. I must admit that if it wasn’t for the blurb I would have probably passed it by. The title is just a bit stiff for me and didn’t catch my attention. The blurb for the book however did. I mean sexy men who carry guns. Damn it is hot.

Jack worked for MI6 but now he is just an ace hacker who has a job to do. He needs a job I should say, but he is a bit off on it all. The one man who had turned him the hell on, is in fact the man who he would work for. He just didn’t know what the job entailed all the way around.

He would be working on the computers at a security division, but it wasn’t exactly what he expected. He had thought on the computer, time to rest, not really hard, but boy does he find out that it is not what he thought. He is saving children, catching the evils and avoiding his boss. The same boss he has the hots for, and has wanted since he was a teen.

Gareth knows he wants Jack working for him. He plans on keeping it a hands on type of job also. Now he just has to get Jack to work the way he wants or should I say play. These two are a hot combination.

This book was fun to read and damn hot. Just reading it set my sheets on fire. The tension, the heat, the passion, the fire between these two is mind-blowing. There was a bit of time in the story that made it to slow, but there are a lot of things that make this book amazing. You get all of the above, plus action, excitement and ass kicking.

I will definitely be looking for more by this amazing author. I had fun and would definitely recommend it.

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Yours All Along by Roni Loren

9780698411036Title: Yours All Along
Series: Loving on the Edge, #7.5
Author: Roni Loren
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (135 pages
Publisher: Intermix (June 16, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Four years after an accident tore their friendship apart, Hunter and Devon are living separate lives. Hunter is now the all-America hero—a congressman’s son and a pro pitcher in Houston preparing to marry his beauty-queen girlfriend. Devon is in Dallas running a new restaurant.

But when Hunter unexpectedly shows up in Devon’s bar, Devon can’t turn him away. Damn it if the man isn’t still gorgeous. But engaged? Hell no. All he’s doing for Devon is bringing back memories of their college-roommate days, and the night their relationship went too far. Turns out Hunter has never forgotten it either.

Now Devon can’t help but be drawn in all over again by the only guy who’s ever gotten close enough to break his heart. Maybe one more night together would be enough for both of them to finally move on.

Or maybe one night will change everything

ISBN: 978-0-69841-103-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is a new author for me, but I must admit that it was pretty damn good. I was amazed that an author that usually writes MF stories can write a MM book as well as she did. It actually turned out better than I had thought. My problem was that I had not read any of the other books however I don’t really read MF books any longer, so it was my fault.

It starts out with Hunter and his girlfriend, which almost had me changing my mind about reading it. I always try to skip over parts that involve anything female. However I kept on knowing that in the end it would be a story that would have my attention. During their time trying to deal with the weddings, she sends him to Dallas. He goes there to get away from it all. Then he walks into where he sees Devon once more.

Devon is not so sure about any of it, since Hunter is engaged. However he can’t turn the man down. The memories of their past time together comes back full force. He hasn’t forgotten the man, and it turns out that Hunter hasn’t forgotten either.

It is a bit confusing though, but it doesn’t take away from the story itself. I wasn’t sure whether to cry or laugh though. There is a lot of depth to the story and the characters are well written with a lot of heart. In fact you can usually tell when a writer writes for the readers or for money and this author definitely had the readers in heart.

I was captivated with it and look forward to seeing more stories from this author. I just hope that there are many more male on male romance stories coming our way.

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Anders & Ujaruk by Caraway Carter

81H4zU55FfL._SL1425_Title: Anders & Ujaruk
Series: Storming Love: Earthquake 04
Author: Caraway Carter
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (82 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (July 26th, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Geologist Anders Thorpe has sworn off relationships with colleagues, after his last one ended in a dirty little game of sabotage.

Six months later and he’s preparing to camp and investigate a gold mine that might still be active. He’s joined by Ujaruk an archaeologist who fights an inner battle with the fact that he’s a native Aleut, and wondering if he’ll ever find the perfect man.

Will Anders break his vow? Will Ujaruk find the right guy? Will they survive whatever is thrown their way?

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0432

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Anders last relationship with a colleague turned bad, not only did he move out, he moved to Alaska and started a new life there. He loves his new job and colleagues. Even though the sexy native has caught his eye, he tries to keep things platonic. Until he finds himself facing death in an earthquake and realizing life is too short.

Ujaruk was hurt in a past relationship being used by an under-grad. He likes his job and finds himself very attracted to the sexy red-headed Anders but is afraid to have his heartbroken, but is heart-ache scarier than a deadly earthquake?

I really loved this story. There was a good build up, we knew Anders past from the prologue and found out more back story later from both Anders and Ujaruk. There is a bit of mystery about the mine, and the Earthquake plays a big part in the story.

I would have liked to know more about what they were looking for in the mine and why the other men were there. Other than that the story was fantastic. Just enough back-story, romance and sexual tension.

If you like natural disasters, geologists, slow building relationships, not a lot of sex and a sweet, romantic story, this is for you

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