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Remember Him by Kazy Reed

4830rememberhim510web-430x645Title: Remember Him
Series: The Amsel Clan, # 1
Author: Kazy Reed
Genre: Paranormal/ Vampires
Length: Novel (171 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (August 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Will the bond of blood outweigh the passions of the heart?
While sketching the Temple of Dendur, graduate student Carter Denwright meets—and is seduced by—a powerful vampire by the name of Alder. Though they were once kept secret from the human world, now everyone knows of their existence. Blinded by mistaken feelings for Alder, Carter allows himself to be drawn into his life. Too late, he realizes two things: one, Alder is vicious and cruel, and two, Carter’s true love is Alder’s brother, Freyr.

The attraction between Carter and Freyr is strong, but they must fight this feeling or face the wrath of Alder. Despite their best efforts, Alder discovers the truth, and punishes Carter, hiding him from Freyr in a cruel game of cat and mouse.

Freyr is not as strong as his brother, but he vows that he will find Carter again and will stop at nothing to get him back. Carter, caught in Alder’s cruel grip, commits an act of desperation that will change all their lives forever. The question is: can Freyr find Carter, and is the bond between him and Carter enough to break Alder’s hold and spoil his plans to ruin them both?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0288-4

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Remember-Him/?author_id=1058

Review: An awesome story that portrays the lives of two vampire brothers Alder and Freyr. Both different as night and day and the human caught between them, Carter. Alder was very controlling and evil in my opinion. The thing this man put human through was horrifying. I wanted to seriously hurt him for all the pain he caused Carter. His evil plans and the revelation of things past that he had a hand in left me stunned speechless.

Freyr was the complete opposite of his brother. Sweet at times and kind. When he sees Carter he knows he wants him. I found it so sweet that Freyr tried his best to make Carter happy no matter the cost. He was truly a knight in shining armor when Carter needed him the most at times.

The rest of Freyr’s crew were strong and sure of themselves yet funny in a way I didn’t expect. There were some amusing scenes that had me laughing. There was such a unique blend of cultures in the story that I was amazed. I hope to see more of them in future books with a little more detail about each of them.

Amazing and beautiful details of the artifacts and countryside in Germany as well as the castle itself made me feel like I was actually there seeing it with my own eyes. The artifacts and pieces that Freyr had accumulated over his long life amazed me. I loved the details surrounding some of them even though some of the artifacts Alder had were macabre in there display I still enjoyed reading about them.

This book is the perfect blend of drama, action, adventure, mystery and love. It was well written and immediately grabs your attention from the start drawing you into the story until you have to finish it to find out what happens. I highly recommend this fantastic book it is a must read for everyone. I am looking forward to what other stunning story the author has in store for the next book.

Fantastic read with some hot sex to spice things up that set the pages on fire. I absolutely loved this book.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Knave of Broken Hearts by Tara Lain

KnaveofBrokenHeartsLGTitle: Knave of Broken Hearts
Series: Love in the Laguna, #2
Author: Tara Lain
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (224 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (August 3rd, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate/Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.25 Hearts
Blurb: Jim Carney has a full-time job—running from himself. Since he walked out on his wealthy family at sixteen because he’d wrecked his best friend’s life over some yaoi graphic novels, Jim has lived a macho, blue-collar existence of too much booze and too little responsibility.

Then Billy Ballew, the man Jim most admires, gives Jim a chance to come through as his construction supervisor. For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka.

Jim discovers he has two heart problems—a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc’s stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable—but the living embodiment of his traditional family’s worst nightmares.

How come the minute Jim decides to be responsible, he finds himself taking care of his kid brother, getting a proposal from a wealthy woman, making a deal with the devil, and winding up in the hospital—when all he really wants is the Knave of Broken Hearts?

ISBN: 9781632169624

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6633

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: This book is part of a series and I recommend it to be read in order, because many characters from the first book are present in this one as well. I liked this book a lot more than I liked the first one, and that one was pretty good to start with.

I was looking forward to Ru’s story, so imagine my surprise when I realized I wasn’t going to get it this time around. This is Jim’s story; remember Jim from Love in the Laguna? He was very supportive of Billy and I liked him; in this book we get to know him very well. He’s a closeted man, to the point where he fools himself on a daily basis when it comes to his sexual preferences. I must admit he became aggravating at times in his determination to not accept his sexuality, and I might have felt the urge to smack him around.

Ken Tanaka is the sexy Asian doctor who takes care of Jim’s heart; he was my favorite character! I have a weakness for pretty Asian characters and Ken definitely is both. The chemistry between him and Jim is pretty easy to see, although if you’re looking forward to steamy, intense, melt-your-brains sex you might be a little disappointed. We do get the sex, but the steam factor is affected in a negative way by the constant humor and by Jim’s issues.

Whoa! Did I just complain about humor? But I love humor in my books! In this case humor was both a good thing and a bad thing. You know that invisible line when it comes to humor, which when crossed, makes a book too silly and less intense? That’s exactly how I felt about it. The sex had the possibility to melt by brains, but it was too silly and it felt short. Even so, this book was a solid 4.5 to 5 stars….until we got to the end.

The last two chapters were too cheesy, too silly and hard to believe. A very traditional Japanese mother MIGHT accept her son is gay, but she still insists on marrying Ken the traditional way to a husband of her own choice. Except all of a sudden at the end, she’s impressed with Jim, but not because of his shiny personality of his great quality of life. She came across as a materialistic, socialite, selfish person and I didn’t like her at all.

But hey, next book IS going to be Ru’s book and I’m so excited to read it! Is it here yet?
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Treble Maker by Annabeth Albert Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Annabeth Albert stopping by now with her newest release Treble Maker, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and we have reviews from Aerin & Cat! So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Treble Maker

(Perfect Harmony 01)
by

Annabeth Albert

On Perfect Harmony, the ambitious competitors heat things up on stage and off…

Cody Rivers is determined to be a rock star, but couch-surfing between bar shows gets old fast. Joining an a cappella group for a new singing competition show could be his last chance at real fame—unless the college boy from the heart of the country messes it up for him. Lucas Norwood is everything gothy, glittery Cody is not—conservative, clean-cut, and virginal. But when a twist in the show forces them together, even the sweetest songs get steamy as the attraction between them lights up the stage. Lucas wants to take it slow, but Cody’s singing a different tune—and this time it may be a love song…

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Broken Circles by Victoria Sue Blog Tour, Short Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Victoria Sue popping in today with her newest release Broken Circles, I asked Sue a couple of questions, there’s a great excerpt, we have a brilliant giveaway and we have Leigh’s review. So check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Broken Circles

(Sirius’ Wolves 02)
by

Victoria Sue

Blaze, the most powerful werewolf on the planet has found his omega, Aden. Together with Conner and Darric they finally become true mates, fulfilling an ancient prophecy by the goddess Sirius and forming Orion’s Circle. The battle against the terrorist group, the Winter Circle, has begun.

Blaze, however, is fighting his own battle. Aden is due to birth a child, and despite Blaze’s six hundred years of being an Alpha, nothing has prepared him for his hardest challenge yet — how to become a father. His struggles are hurting the people he loves the most and threatening their bond.

The madman who kidnapped and tortured Aden still hasn’t been caught, and when the worst happens and their circle is broken, Blaze has to fight his biggest threat yet – his own inner weakness – an enemy against which his Alpha strength will be useless. Blaze has to learn that true strength is only found in forgiveness, and sometimes the most powerful weapon is love.

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Treble Maker by Annabeth Albert

25605902Title: Treble Maker
Series: Perfect Harmony, 01
Author: Annabeth Albert
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (285 pages)
Publisher: Kensington: Lyrical Shine (August 4th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 3/4 Hearts (combined)
Blurb: On Perfect Harmony, the ambitious competitors heat things up on stage and off…

Cody Rivers is determined to be a rock star, but couch-surfing between bar shows gets old fast. Joining an a cappella group for a new singing competition show could be his last chance at real fame—unless the college boy from the heart of the country messes it up for him.

Lucas Norwood is everything gothy, glittery Cody is not—conservative, clean-cut, and virginal. But when a twist in the show forces them together, even the sweetest songs get steamy as the attraction between them lights up the stage. Lucas wants to take it slow, but Cody’s singing a different tune—and this time it maybe a love song

ISBN: 1601833903

Product Link: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/31626

http://www.amazon.com/Treble-Perfect-Harmony-Annabeth-Albert-ebook/dp/B00PEOHQP4

Reviewer: Cat & Aerin

Cat’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Not only is this a great book but the cover is awesome as well.

I am going to keep the rundown short as the blurb above captures the story nicely. Basically Cody’s agent got him a gig on a hit TV an acapella show. His group is him and four other friends of his. Cody only does one night stands and does what he has to do to keep a roof over his head. If that means a blowjob with a producer then so be it.

Lucas is out as gay, but his school has an abstinence contract. Lucas believes sex should only be between married couples be they gay or straight. His group doesn’t last long but a twist puts him in Cody’s group.

I can safely say I loved this story, thought I haven’t read one of Anna Beth’s I haven’t fell in love with.

Cody and Luca’s characters were very unique and complimented each other so well. The story line reminded me a bit of a fanfiction for TV program and was like reading the show instead of watching, but I found that quite fun. There is a lot of camaraderie, fun flirting, tears, and some pretty hot sex scenes.

You may think this is a predictable romance, I picked it up figuring it was but sometimes I need to know what I am getting. There were a couple twists and some things didn’t turn out like I thought they would. It is a great story with a happy ending and a little bait for the next book which I can’t wait for

If you are looking for the perfect summer read on a hot day. Grab this, curl up under the air conditioning with a cool glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy a sweet, sexy romance.

If you like new adult, coming of age, acapella music, and a sweet and sexy romance I highly recommend this!

Aerin’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

I love it when an author gets better and better, and Mrs. Albert definitely does. This is a bit different from her previous MM books, but I liked it a lot! I can honestly say Treble Maker is my favorite book written by her to date.

The plot of this story is a talent/musical/acapella competition which seemed real and was entertaining, while not taking the focus away from the romance between Lucas and Cody. Lucas and Cody start off as “enemies” of some sort, both members of different acapella groups. They are as different from each other as night is from day.

Cody is everything virginal, wholesome, innocent Lucas isn’t: a promiscuous man, with a rock star Goth sex appeal, sure of himself and set to reach his ultimate goal. I really liked the differences between them, and I especially loved the bad boy corrupts the innocent virgin theme.

Both main characters are complex and interesting, and we certainly get to know them both very well. Their romance felt real to me, nothing was overdone, and Lucas’s family drama was well written without making it seem trashy. The secondary characters are also complex, not to mention different.

We have the petty drama and cattiness a competition like this brings forward. There’s some backstabbing and betrayal that inadvertently makes an appearance in situations like this. But everything rang true and it didn’t overshadow the plot. I liked and got annoyed by many of the secondary characters, and mostly I found things to love and get mad over within the same characters.

One thing I really liked was the sex between Lucas and Cody. It was hot, intense and the connection between them was always there. I think the fact that Lucas was a virgin and all his sexual experiences with Cody were new to him, made the sex scenes even more intense. The HEA put a big sappy smile on my face and it felt very satisfying.

I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next. I’d definitely love to read Trevor’s story.

Big Man on Campus by Carol Lynne

25780107Title: Big Man on the Campus
Series: Campus Cravings, #20
Author: Carol Lynne
Genre: Contemporary/ Interracial
Length: Novella (80 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (Aug 4th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: What happens when the man you think you want isn’t the man you need?

After his high school sweetheart breaks up with him, Benny Allenbrand arrives at college intent on winning back Chase. Unfortunately, Chase isn’t speaking to him, forcing Benny to seek comfort elsewhere.

Jamie Whitmore is the son of a conservative senator from Connecticut, and on his own after coming out to his father. His life is messy enough without falling in lust with a six-foot-seven football player who happens to be in love with another man.

What starts out as a purely physical relationship between Benny and Jamie soon has both men embroiled in political controversy. Will the media coverage tear them apart or bring them together?

Reader Advisory: This book contains some racist language.

ISBN: 9781784306939

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/index.php?_route_=book/big-man-on-campus

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Benny heads off to college determined to win back his high-school sweetheart Chase whom has dumped him for an older man. Benny is sure once Chase sees how well toned up he is now and is seeing him on the field regularly he will be ready to take him back.

Jamie is the son of a senator that hasn’t been happy. He finally decides to dome out and pursue his degree in potter instead of political science. When his father wants him to join him to help him win over what his father calls ‘his peers’ Jamie refuses. Knowing he will be cut off he stays in his professor’s pool house waiting for a room to open. He sees Benny at the local bar and is interested right away but Benny makes it clear it is sex only until he wins Chase back.

I liked this story. It brings back some characters from Cattle Valley. It is cool seeing the kid’s from there growing up into men and dealing with new problems. I even liked the cockiness of Benny and felt sorry for him knowing he didn’t stand a chance with Chase. There were times I wanted to knock the crap out of him but his actions were true to an 18-year-old football player.

I really liked Jamie and felt sorry for him a lot. I felt the two were a perfect balance and I liked the small twists that kept the story interesting. And in true Carole Lynn style it is very sexy!

I will say I felt the epilogue was a bit rushed, but I did like seeing how the story ended!

If you like college football players, pottery, interracial romances, a touch of drama and some very hot man-sex this is for you!

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

Blind Ride by B.A. Tortuga, 2nd edition

25508130Title: Blind Ride, 2nd edition
Series: Roughstock 01
Author: B. A. Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Length: Novella (137 pages)
Publisher: August 4th, 2015 by Pride Publishing
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Jason Scott has everything a bull rider wants: success, money and traveling partner, Andy Baxter. When he loses his sight in an accident, he stands to lose it all.

Jason Scott is at the top of the bull-riding game, on his way to a winning season. Along with his traveling partner, Andy Baxter, he’s riding hard on the circuit, working around the country with all of the other bull riders and bull fighters, living the good life.

The only thing he wishes he had is Bax, but he’s afraid to take the step that would make them more than friends, worried it will ruin everything.

When a terrible accident leaves Jason unable to see, his whole life goes south. Jason decides to chuck it all, determined to go home and hide at his momma’s ranch. Bax has other ideas. He wants to make sure his best friend doesn’t give up, and he hatches a plan that stuns Jason and makes their friends and family think he’s crazy.

With the help of the other bull riders and a very persistent bull fighter named Coke, Bax convinces Jason to give life one more try. With Jason cautiously learning to hope, and his relationship with Bax going to the next level, life gets pretty complicated.

Everyone gets in on the project, from Jason’s strong-willed mother to an entire ranch full of children, all of them working to help Jason do what he loves.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.

ISBN: 9781784306397

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/blind-ride

Reviewer: Cat

Review: After a tragic accident Jason is afraid he will lose more than his eyesight. Jason hides at his moms ranch hoping that his eyesight will return so he can get back to work and be with Bax more.

Bax worries about losing Jason and does all he can to convince Jason not to give up.

This is a very emotional story. There is a lot of angst and it gets a little dark at one point when Jason decides to give up.
I loved the love between these two men even though the first half of the book they were merely very close friends.

The story is written in both men’s view and I love that. I loved the internal thoughts where we saw from the beginning both men wanted more. The actual sex isn’t until the middle of the book, then it seems to really take over the story.

The story tugged at my heartstrings quite a bit. The first half hoping they would finally act on their feelings and then when Jason got injured.

I did wish there had been a little more physical description. I did see that Jason was a very small man in contrast to Bax with the nicknames Bax used, but I never could picture these men in my mind. Another thing was the abrupt ending of the story which I am hoping just means it will pick up in the next book.

If you like cowboys, rodeos, Bull-riders, friends to lovers, determination and some pretty hot man-sex this is for you.

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

Playing for Keeps by Avery Cockburn

25751572Title: Playing for Keeps
Series: Glasgow Lads, #2
Author: Avery Cockburn
Genre: Contemporary/Sports
Length: Novel (327 pages)
Publisher: Avery Cockburn (17 June 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Rule One: No Drama!

Fergus Taylor is damaged goods. Reeling from a brutal breakup, he’s determined to captain his LGBT soccer team out of scandal and into a winning season. For that, he needs strict rules and careful plans. He does NOT need a brash, muscle-bound lad messing with his head and setting his body afire.

John Burns has a rule of his own: Don’t get attached. Boyfriends are for guys with nothing to hide. Nobody—not his university mates, not the men he beds—knows his family’s shame. Now his double life is starting to unravel, thanks to a certain Highlander whose storm-riddled eyes turn John inside out, who wears a kilt like he was born in it.

Fergus is the first man John wants to share his secret with—but he’s the last man who could handle it. John knows the truth would shatter Fergus’s still-fragile heart. But how can he live a lie when he’s falling in love?

Note: The Glasgow Lads series contains dirty talk with a Scottish accent, naughty bits of a gay nature, and characters who call soccer “football.”
Approximately 95,000 words/325 pages

– Play On (novella), May 2015
– Playing for Keeps, June 2015
– Playing to Win, September 18, 2015
– Play It Safe (short story), November 2015
– Playing with Fire, January 2016

ASIN: B00ZY6REAY

Product Link: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Keeps-Glasgow-Lads-Book-ebook/dp/B00ZY6REAY

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is my first book I’ve read by Avery Cockburn and OMG, I loved it. Playing for Keeps is the first book of the Glasgow Lads series. It is actually shown on Goodreads as book 1 but there is a prequel, as it is though Playing for Keeps can be read as a standalone book.

Okay, I’m going to admit bias on my part. I love a Scotsman, I love reading the Scottish brogue – Highlander or Lowlander, I won’t discriminate. And like many readers/viewers of Outlander, I am suffering a severe lack of Jamie Fraser so anything Scottish is appealing to me.

Onto the actual story, the Glasgow Lads series follows a LGBT friendly soccer club (obviously) in Glasgow which means that it is an almost entirely gay/lesbian/trans team which is playing in just a normal soccer league. I like this because it seems to be a greater celebration of diversity than basing the stories in a purely LGBT league. It’s just guys, for the most part, being guys and having fun.

The team captain is Fergus. He’s only new to position and he’s intent on the team winning. After a horrible breakup he’s channelling all his energy into the team and an upcoming charity match. This is how he meets John Burns (though I kept thinking of the poet Robert Burns the entire time!). John is at university and works with a local charity that aims for equality. It’s John that is going to help the club organise their charity event. But John doesn’t want a boyfriend despite being attracted to Fergus because he has many dark secrets.

If that was just the entire plot, the story would be very different to what it really is. This is because John’s secrets are not entirely simple. Not only do we get a wonderful story of John and Fergus getting to know each other. Fergus has to do his own fair share of healing as the guys prepare for the charity match. Fergus is feisty but he is an absolute sweetheart, he seems to be the perfect counter balance to John’s more brash ways after you go past his secrets.

Fergus is the type of character that I think is absolutely adorable and yet I know that if he were real he would be pissed off to know.
However, it is John’s side of the story that is most intriguing. We get a bit of a basic guided tour of Scots nationalism and how proud the nation is. Certain parts of country are more proud of particular historical events, and then throw into this the savage rivalry between football teams.

For me it was fascinating to read since I had a vague knowledge of some of the historical events referenced – the continual fights between Protestants and Catholics (Papists) probably the most obvious.

I really loved this book and it should appeal to a number of different tastes. This is first and foremost a sport-based romance. Add into that anyone who, like me, loves just about anything Scottish. If you can’t read the Scots brogue, this would be a difficult read, there is a lot of dinna, aye, ye, ken, etc. that may prove a bit difficult for us sassenachs. Also people who have at least an interest in Scottish history will probably also like John’s part of the story, much like I did.

In short: I really, really, really, really, need to read the rest of this series. 

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

Rite of Summer by Tess Bowery

rite-of-summerTitle: Rite of Summer
Series: Treading the Boards, #1
Author: Tess Bowery
Genre: Historical
Length: Novel (304 pages)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (2 June 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: There are terrors worse than stage fright. Like falling in love.

Violinist Stephen Ashbrook is passionate about three things—his music, the excitement of life in London, and his lover, Evander Cade. It’s too bad that Evander only loves himself. A house party at their patron’s beautiful country estate seems like a chance for Stephen to remember who he is, when he’s not trying to live up to someone else’s harsh expectations.

Joshua Beaufort, a painter whose works are very much in demand among the right sort of people, has no expectations about this party at all. Until, that is, he finds out who else is on the guest list. Joshua swore off love long ago, but has been infatuated with Stephen since seeing his brilliant performance at Vauxhall. Now he has the chance to meet the object of his lust face to face—and more.

But changing an open relationship to a triad is a lot more complicated than it seems, and while Evander’s trying to climb the social ladder, Stephen’s trying to climb Joshua. When the dust settles, only two will remain standing…when they’re not flat on their backs.

Product Warnings
Contents under pressure. Contains three men, two beds, one erotic piercing, and the hottest six weeks of summer the nineteenth century has ever seen.

ISBN: 9781619227224

Product Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5451/rite-of-summer

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Rite of Summer is the first book in Tess Bowery’s series, Treading the Boards. As far as I can tell, not only is this the first book but the second book appears to totally unrelated to this story.

The story introduces long-term lovers, composer Evander Cade, and violinist Stephen Ashbrook. Stephen and Evander are supported by Evander’s patron, a duke, who made it clear from the start that Stephen and Evander were a package deal. That’s great for musicians in London who would otherwise be struggling.

Yet, that is not entirely true.

Stephen seems to have his own connections in London and other prospects if he weren’t exclusively only playing Evander’s music. Evander is a very controlling presence and from the start you can tell that something needs to happen between these guys because the control seems to border on abuse. While at a house party their benefactor is hosting, the couple meet Joshua Beaufort. He’s an extraordinarily talented artist and his Society benefactor is in fact a cousin.

The attraction between the men is almost instantaneous (even if some people seem a tad bit distracted at times). The best part is, I suppose, depends on how you look at it, but the blurb tell us ultimately what to expect. Only two of the men are going to remain standing, the question is which two men of the trio are going to end out together?

The plot is very simple and felt as though the characters were just let loose, letting the pieces fall where they will. Which, for the most part, is how a lot of the most enjoyable books are written or, at least, this is how it feels like they have been written. The characters are wonderfully written, though I think Evander in particular could have had more details/development.

Stephen is a great character, in many ways he is the primary of the three main characters. He goes through a bit of a roller coaster through the story and generally learns a lot of valuable lessons along the way. The same could be said for Joshua, who joins (in more ways than one) an already long-established couple. However, like Evander, there were times where he could have done with a bit more of something.

I apologise, I really can’t put my finger on what I felt was missing when it comes to these guys. But I suspect a lot of it is because a majority of the story is from Stephen’s side.

Anyone who likes a historical MM story will no doubt enjoy this, especially those of us that like the whole Georgian/Victorian eras of English history. An exact year is not specified but we are either at the start of the French Revolution, or a couple of decades later around the height of the Napoleonic Wars. I like how the author put in a bit of a dose of reality as to how homosexuality was treated at that point in history, including the laws of both England and France at the time.

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

Love Come True by Shaye Evans

Hawaiian Vacation Sunset Concept, Two Beach Chairs at Sunset
Hawaiian Vacation Sunset Concept, Two Beach Chairs at Sunset

Title: Love Come True
Series: A Touch of Love
Author: Shaye Evans
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (35 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollow Press (February 13th, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Australian country boy Dean West grew up on a farm and as a result, he’s never had a Valentine. He hates secluded land and craves the freedom he has dreamed of – surfing and living on the coast – ever since his first visit at age eleven on one of his parent’s rare getaway holidays.

When his parents decide to holiday on the North Coast again, Dean decides to make the most of it by making some of his dreams, albeit temporarily, come true. First, he takes a dawn run along the beach and that’s where he meets Riley, a pro surfer who he feels instantly drawn to.

Sharing their mutual love of surfing, Dean and Riley begin to explore the attraction between them, but what will happen when the trip is cut short and Dean has to go home early? Will he spend another Valentine’s Day alone and unhappy, or will another one of his dreams come true?

ISBN: 978-1-942176-63-3

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!love-come-true/c3fs

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a short and sweet story of an Aussie country boy who longs for the surf and just about everything else the coast has to offer.

Dean is an eighteen year old from country Victoria and absolutely adores the fact he is on holiday at the beach with his parents. Doesn’t quite so adore the fact it’s only for a couple of days. Add in the fact that he has yet to come out to his parents… he’s got a complicated life. One day on the beach he meets Riley, he’s a young up and coming surfer and the two just click.

For the length that this story is, it is quite a good and enjoyable story. Part of me wishes there could be more words devoted to these guys because I couldn’t say that their attraction was smouldering or sizzling, it was definitely cute and has a lot of room for potential.

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