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The Rancher’s Son by R.J. Scott Recap Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott popping with with a recap for her Montana release The Rancher’s Son, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa & Cat’s reviews, so check out the post & click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Rancher’s Son

(Montana 02)
by

R.J. Scott

A man without memories, and the cop who never gave up hope. 

When he wakes up in hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe, has no memories of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can’t remember anything to help… except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Three words, and they’re not much, but it’s a start. Crooked Tree Ranch. 

Cop, Ethan Allens has never stopped searching for his brother and his brother’s best friend who vanished. When a report lands on Ethan’s desk that may give new leads he jumps at the chance to follow them up. The man he finds isn’t his brother, but it’s someone who could maybe help him discover what happened ten years ago. 

What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could very well destroy any kind of future they may think they have together. 

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Vaqueros and Vigilance by Bailey Bradford

bailey-bradford-vaqueros-and-vigilance-coverTitle: Vaqueros and Vigilance

Series: Mossy Glenn Ranch 08

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys.  Western Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (Dec 1 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: What starts out as a one-night stand ends up changing two men forever.

Joaquin Almodovar has been disowned by his family and shot by a mad man. To say that he’s had a few bad months would be an understatement. When he finds out he can’t be the vaquero he’s always been due to the extent of his injuries, Joaquin is even more lost than ever.

He might be the best-lookin’ man at the Mossy Glenn, according to Hector and the others, but that doesn’t make Joaquin a man at all. Not when he can’t cowboy up like he used to. Learning that there’s more to him than the job he’s always loved isn’t easy, and Joaquin’s not a hundred percent certain he’s up to the task. In fact, he’s lost so much faith in himself that he doesn’t know what or who to believe in anymore.

Time heals all wounds, the saying goes, but it sure doesn’t seem to be doing much to heal Joaquin. It’ll take the help of a man he shouldn’t trust to learn that there’s more to himself than how well he sits a saddle, and how good he is with a rope.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to domestic abuse and child abuse, and the backstory involves kidnapping and enslavement.

ISBN: 9781784308865

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/vaqueros-and-vigilance

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is book 8 of the Mossy Glenn series. Some of them stand alone pretty well, but it is best if you read them in order. For this one I at least suggest you read Hay bales and Heartache Mossy Glenn 7.

Vaqueros and Vigilance pick up with Joaquim recovering from getting shot. The doctors say he will not gain full use of his arm, but he is determined to prove them wrong. Staying at a hotel and being bored he goes to the gay bar and meets Everett. He is a cute little twink, but there is something about his eyes that he keeps dreaming about. Little does he know that Everett isn’t who he seems.

The romance moves very fast between Joaquim and Seb once it gets going. The story is full of hot man sex. Seb’s story has a lot of angst as his past is revealed. There is some sadness in Joaquim’s as well. We get to see Will, Carlos, and Troy again and as always, Will lends some comic relief to the angsty feel.

There is a lot of sex, and I mean a lot. It is very hot and steamy!

The only thing I would have like to have known a little more about Sebastian. How he came to be on the Mossy Glenn in the last episode. That wasn’t revealed yet.

I kept watching for new characters to see if I could guess who the next book would be about since there weren’t as many characters in this as usual. The only suspect I found was Craig, Joaquim’s therapist. That could be interesting. But then all the Mossy Glenn are!

If you like broken cowboys, young men finding themselves, homeless finding a home, Insta love (yes I felt this was a love at nearly first sight since the story encompasses a few days), a great romance and some very hot man-sex you will enjoy this book!

Never A Hero by Marie Sexton Audiobook

Marie Sexton - Never a Hero audio CoverTitle: Never a Hero  

Series: Tucker springs 05

Author: Marie Sexton

Narrator: Iggy Toma

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 4 hrs. 54 minutes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (29th April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Everyone deserves a hero.

Owen Meade is desperately in need of a hero. Raised by a mother who made him ashamed of his stutter, his sexual orientation, and his congenitally amputated arm, Owen lives like a hermit in his Tucker Springs apartment. But then hunky veterinarian Nick Reynolds moves in downstairs.

Nick is sexy and confident, and makes Owen comfortable with himself in a way nobody ever has. He also introduces Owen to his firecracker of a little sister, who was born with a similar congenital amputation but never let it stand in her way. When she signs the two of them up for piano lessons – and insists that they play together in a recital – Owen can’t find a way to say no. Especially since it gives him a good excuse to spend more time with Nick.

Owen knows he’s falling hard for his neighbor, but every time he gets close, Nick inexplicably pulls away. Battling his mother’s scorn and Nick’s secrets, Owen soon realizes that instead of waiting for a hero, it’s time to be one – for himself and for Nick.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Never-a-Hero-Audiobook/B01EX72J9A

Reviewer: Cat

Review: I don’t know where to start so I think I will go with AMAZING! That pretty much sums up the characters, the story, and the narration. 

Own has been infatuated with his neighbor since he moved to Tucker Springs. When she suddenly moves he is hurt but more that he no longer gets to hear the piano that soothed him nightly. Owen has one arm due to a birth defect and a mother that left him with no confidence so he works from home and is a hermit. When Nick moves in below him and isn’t put off by his arm his life begins to change. Nick introduces him to his sister who also has the same birth defect but the opposite arm and she handles it the opposite as Owen.

Nick also has a secret that makes him keep men at a distance and won’t give into a relationship, but he finds Owen hard to resist.
This is such a lovely story of two men each with his own issue that seriously affects his life. I adored Nick and was so glad to finally get his story. It was better than I hoped for. The story has a lot of angst, some sad moments but I loved the ending. It’s the first in a while that left me laughing.

I listened to this on Audio instead of reading. 

I adore Iggy Tomas narrations. He is good at bringing characters to life but even more so at bringing a story to life. I love his soothing voice and could listen to it for hours. Well, I guess I do!

If you like stories about broken men, a few surprises, unlikely heroes and an allover great romance I highly recommend this book.

If you haven’t read or listened to any of the other Tucker Springs books don’t worry each stands alone but I highly recommend them all.

Covet Thy Neighbor by L.A. Witt Audiobook

L.A. Witt - Covet Thy Neighbor audio CoverTitle: Covet Thy Neighbor

Series: Tucker Springs 04

Author: L.A. Witt 

Narrator:  Charlie David

Genre: Contemporary

Length:4 hrs. 39 minutes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (4th May 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Opposites attract, but heaven help these two.

Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he’s struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he’s just the right blend of bold and flirtatious. Perfect.

Except then Darren reveals that he moved to Tucker Springs to take a job as the youth pastor at the New Light Church. Seth is not only an atheist, but was thrown out by his ultra-religious family when he came out. He tends to avoid believers, not out of judgment but out of self-preservation.

But Darren doesn’t give up easily, and he steadily chips away at Seth’s defenses. Darren is everything Seth wants in a man…except for that one massive detail he just can’t overlook. Is Darren’s religion the real problem, or is it just a convenient smoke screen to keep him from facing deeper fears? It’s either see the light, or risk pushing Darren away forever.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Covet-Thy-Neighbor-Audiobook/B01DTHCYWC

Reviewer: Cat & Tams

Cat’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

This is a book four of the series but stands alone perfectly. Each book is a standalone set in Tucker Springs.

Seth is a tattoo artist has been single for several years and is an Atheist. He lives above his tattoo shop.

Darren is a minister that moved from Oklahoma across from Seth. Sparks fly immediately between the two men, but Seth has a very hard time dealing with his attraction to Darren.  Partially because Darren is a minister which could cause all sorts of issues since ministers don’t do casual sex. Seth doesn’t do relationships and the biggest thing is the religious issue. But Darren is unlike any other minister or man he has met.

I have been eagerly awaiting Seth’s story and was not disappointed. Who would be a better match for the Atheist Seth than a minister? I loved both Darren and Seth. I loved the dynamics of their relationship. My only issue with the story is that they kept going back and forth over the same issues. I wish there had been a bit more to the story, just a little more action.

Charlie David did a good job telling the story. he showed great excitement and I loved how he conveyed Seth’s inner conflict. I do wish he had changed the voices of Seth and Darren a bit more. However, the story is written well enough and he narrates well enough you could follow along quite well.

If you like ministers, tattoo artists, good contemporary romance and some fairly hot man-sex you  should love this. I also highly recommend this entire series.

Tams’ Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

E-book review April 2013

LA Witt is an author whose work I will grab regardless, I have yet to read a book by this author that I did not like. Witt has a keen eye for details and possess the ability to transform the reader directly into her world. Likeable characters, realistic situations and some of the steamiest sex scenes I’ve ever read!

For those of you that read book 1 in this series, Where Nerves End, you will immediately recognize Seth. The openly gay, laid back tattoo artist hasn’t always had an easy life. Shunned by his fanatical family when he came out to them in college, he had to learn to make his own way in life quickly when all communication and funding for college were abruptly cut off. He has a good life now with a good job, an apartment and a fantastic close knit group of friends. 

When sex on a stick Darren moves into the apartment across the hall, the animalistic attraction between the two is instantaneous. Darren wastes no time getting Seth into his bed. When Seth learns that Darren is a minister he immediately withdraws from him. The pain of his past hasn’t faded and he subconsciously groups Darren in the same class with his family. But he can’t stop thinking about the minister with his dark hair and eyes and a dry, witty sense of humor that makes Seth laugh. 

Seth tries very hard not to want Darren, but the fact that the two of them can’t be around each other for very long without ending up in bed doesn’t help his flimsy resistance. Unlike Seth, Darren knows exactly what he wants and what he wants is Seth. When Darren approaches the subject of taking their relationship beyond just the bedroom, Seth’s self-preservation mode kicks in. Will the harsh words he says create a rift between the pair that can’t be undone? Or will Darren forgive the man he’s fallen in love with, the man that’s also fallen in love with him, but won’t admit it, not even to himself.

The story flows effortlessly and before I knew it I was at the end. The characters are both flawed and carry some pretty serious baggage, but this only makes them more believable and likeable in the end. The sex is sensual, steamy and well conveyed by the author. This is a must read for any M/M fans.

Audio review May 2016

This story was already a favorite read of mine, now with Charlie David’s narration I love the story just that much more. David is not so much a narrator as a story teller. His changes in tone, nuance and inflection are slight from one character to the next, but he still does a great job of making sure the reader/listener is aware of whose voice they are hearing. Listening to Seth and Darren’s story actually brought things to the forefront that I missed when I read the book. The struggle Seth had with his attraction to Darren coupled with his disdain for Darren’s profession had more impact when I was listening to their conversations. As I stated 3 years ago after reading the book, these guys are inexplicably drawn to each other to spite their differences, both having some baggage that they automatically bring into the relationship. It’s Seth that really has to examine who he is and who he wants to be before the two of them can make a go at it. 

Definitely worth the read or the listen, both even. I think that you will get something different from each version as I did, and both are well worth your time. A passionate love story about how opposites not only attract, they can make it work. 

Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan Audiobook

Heidi Cullinan - Dirty Laundry audio CoverTitle: Dirty Laundry

Series: Tucker Springs, Book 3

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Narrator:  Iggy Toma

Genre: Contemporary, BDSM

Length: 7 hrs. 34 min

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (30th March 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The course of true love doesn’t always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun.

Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the laundry table.

Though Denver’s job as a bouncer at a gay bar means he gets his pick of geek-sexy college twinks, he can’t get Adam out of his head. Adam seems to need the same rough play Denver does, and it’s damn hard to say no to such a perfect fit.

Trouble is, Adam isn’t just shy: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and clinical anxiety, conditions which have ruined past relationships. And while Denver might be able to bench-press a pile of grad students, he comes from a history of abuse and is terrified of getting his GED. Neither Denver nor Adam want to face their dirty laundry, but to stay together, they’re going to have to come clean.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Dirty-Laundry-Audiobook/B01DKVWQH0

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Dirty Laundry is the third book in the Tucker Springs series though these books stand alone. 

In Dirty Laundry we get Denver’s story.  He goes one night to do laundry when a bunch of Frat boys are picking on another young man, he breaks it up and he and Adam enjoy a hot round of sex in the Laudro Rama.

Not a man for relationships he is shocked finding himself hoping this twink does call him.

Adam is a grad student studying bugs. He has recently moved out of the frat house after a break-up. He suffers OCD and is having a hard enough time living in a new apartment now he finds himself wanting to see Denver knowing once he finds out about his problems he will leave.

I love stories about broken men. I especially love it when both characters are broken. Denver though big and strong feels like a dummy because he can’t get his dream job because he can’t pass a test. Adam has OCD with panic attacks. I love how Heidi did such a good job getting both Adams OCD right, though every case is different. I was able to relate to him having OCD though mine is nothing like his. What I really liked was how she used BDSM to help Adam. The BDSM is not overboard and not the major focus of the story but the aid to help bring both Denver and Adam together.  There is a strong plot and some hot man-sex.

I loved Iggy’s Thomas voice for Denver.  He did such a good job with the cowboy twang. I was surprised since he has such a soft voice. I am still not sure I liked Adams voice, I think it was a bit over the top.  But having said that there was a good distinction between the characters.  As usual his narration is quite good. He can always draw me into a story.

If you love sexy cowboys and bouncers, sweet nerdy college students, a touch of BDSM, an allover good romance and some hot man-sex then you should like this.

Pulling Leather by L.C. Chase Audiobook

L.C. Chase - Pulling Leather audio CoverTitle: Pulling Leather

Series: Pickup Men, Book 3

Author: L.C. Chase 

Narrator:  Dorian Bane

Genre: Contemporary, Rodeo, Cowboys

Length: 6 hrs

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (24th March 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The toughest ride of his life is all in his head.

Bull rider Scott Gillard has a reputation for quick fists and harsh words. What no one knows is where that anger comes from. After a shocking incident sends him into a tailspin, he knows he needs help: he’s been fighting a battle he could never win. Now he’s trying to navigate a new life and embrace his true self, but some days are easier than others.

Pickup man Cory Ackerson has suffered his share of harassment, but his light still burns bright. He doesn’t let anything or anyone keep him down, so when he meets the rugged cowboy with a battered chip on his shoulder and regret in his dark eyes, all he wants to do is help.

As their unlikely friendship grows into something deeper, Scott must overcome his past to be the man Cory deserves, or lose his best chance at his own happily ever after.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Pulling-Leather-Audiobook/B01DCNUPKG

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This book is part of a series and is best read/listened to in order.

Scott is struggling not only with his part in what happened to Tripp but his own sexuality. With the help of his dear friend and beard Brandy he has made some decisions. First: to confront Tripp and Marty. Tripp gets him to work in the LGBT rodeo circuit helping him train bull riders and to perhaps work back into getting ready to ride himself again after being out of the rodeo for over 2 years.

When Scott meets Cory, a sweet pickup man that battles harassment but still holds his own and never seems down. They develop a fast friendship. Scott soon feels more but isn’t quite ready to deal with it yet.

I have been waiting for Scott’s story. He was the man you loved to hate through the entire series so far. Now to see why he was so angry and full of hate was intriguing. I liked that there was so much going on here. I liked finding out why Scott had a thing against being gay and that he faced that as well as Tripp and Marty.  I liked the slow burn between Scott and Cory and the friends to lovers plot.

Dorian Bane is a great choice of narrator for this series. He has a deep rustic voice for Scott, yet he was able to pull off Cory’s sweeter, softer voice as well. He makes it easy to follow all the characters and pulls you deep into the story.

If you like rodeos, pickup men, coming out, friend to lovers and second chances (at friendships and other relationships) you will love this!

This is a book three in the series You can read or listen as a standalone as the backstory is worked in well but I highly recommend reading (or listening to the other two books first.) If you like cowboys, you won’t be sorry!

Colorado Connection by Sara York

Sara York - Colorado Connection Cover sTitle: Colorado Connection

Series: Colorado Hearts book 6

Author: Sara York

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novella (168 pages)

Publisher:  Sara York (March 5th 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Matthew ‘Tex’ Miller has no choice but to work with Jordon ‘Jazz’ Bergeron when they’re assigned to the same unit, but he doesn’t have to like it. Jazz gets under his skin in all the wrong ways until one night when Jazz begs Tex for a kiss and everything changes. Matthew won’t be played, but he won’t ignore a hot body when one is offered up. What started off as lust and revenge turns into molten passion, igniting a burning hot fire.

Jazz and Tex’s unit is called out to patrol the city, but disaster strikes, killing some on their team and leaving Matthew without Jazz. Matthew begins questioning authority and is assigned to a new team, one that focuses on extracting hostages from war zones. On Matthew’s first extraction he finds someone who will change his life for ever.

Jazz has lost more then a leg and he’s drifting. He can’t stand the thought of Matthew seeing him so broken, but he can’t let go of the beautiful man from Texas who stole his heart.

When Matthew is offered a place at Wild Bluff, he’s given a chance to find Jazz. But will Jazz take a leap of faith and join Matthew on the ranch or retreat further into himself.

ASIN: B01CMN6GBE

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Connection-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B01CMN6GBE

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Matthew Miller is a sharpshooter. Jazz has ridden him hard since he arrived and they both seemed to hate each other until one-night Jazz strode into his place he shared with another team mate and asked for a kiss to help him forget his girlfriend that just broke up with him.  This adds a new heat to their relationship that soon becomes much more.

Then one-day tragedy happens and the story takes on a new light as Matthew tries to find Jazz and ends up mixed up on a mission to save a marine where he finds a man that will not give his name. How does saving this man change his life? You must read to see and who is it? If you have already been a fan of this series, you may know, if not I can’t say without spoilers.

I think this is such a poignant story with so much action, drama and romance. I also loved the connection between the guys in the Texas Soul series and this.

I do suggest that you read this series in order; however this one is a lot about Matthew so I think you could follow it if you really wanted to.

If you love lots of drama, military, special ops, men with secrets, and some really hot romance you will love this.

Mud, Movies, Bullets, and Bulls by BA Tortuga, 2nd edition

o-mud-movies-bullets-and-bullsTitle: Mud Movies Bullets and Bulls, 2nd edition

Series: N/A

Author: BA Tortuga

Genre: Single Author Anthology/ Western Romance

Length: 206 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 24th, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Four men in need of a helping hand….

When a cowboy finds he has grit in all the wrong places, what is he to do? Meet the man of his dreams, of course. But what will save two cowboys from getting bogged down in the mire?

An ex-rodeo cowboy who hates working with Hollywood actors meets a movie star who is looking for something real. Will they get a happy ending, just like in the movies?

A redneck ends up injured and stranded, and his old friend comes to the rescue. It’s the old story of the one that got away. What will they do to keep each other in their lives—and will it be too late?

A professional bull rider is starting to feel his age. When he’s injured far from home and his career is threatened, it’s up to his best friend to step in and point out the other options. Both men have plans—but will they include each other?

1st Edition of Mud on Tires published by Torquere Press, 2006.

1st Edition of Just Like in the Movies published by Torquere Press, 2007.

1st Edition of Ricochet published by Torquere Press, 2007.

1st Edition of No Bull published by Torquere Press, 2006.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-160-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/mud-movies-bullets-and-bulls-by-ba-tortuga-7184-b

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is a cute collection of four short stories. Each is hot, has a sense of humor and fun to read. You can read one at a time for a quick read to fill a short period of time or settle down for the night and enjoy them all at once.

Mud on Tires 

Lee is on the way to town when he spots a cow stuck in the mud. He has no spare clothes so he strips naked and proceeds to try to get her out. Collin is out shopping for land when he spots the cute little cowboy but naked trying to free a cow.

This story was so funny. It’s packed full of animal cuteness with three dogs and of course the stuck cow.  I absolutely loved the hilarious and sexy story.

Just Like in the Movies

Dooley is a washed out rodeo rider that now works as a horse handler in the movies. He meets Ty who is closeted and things heat up for them.  This one is sweet and it goes over a long period of time not an insta love type thing.   There are still the horses and it’s hot.  I really liked it a lot.

Ricochet When Holt decides to leave Dave and the city to go back west to home, Dave begs him to stay. Holt is dead set on leaving and so Dave decides to help him out… the dead part. Teague comes to help drive Holt home and plans to never let his cowboy leave again.

This one starts out with a bit of a shock. I really liked the characters in this story. I liked how after all these years apart they build something solid and find what home really is.

No Bull Joss has been trampled by a bull in Hawaii and in bad shape. His best friend Mackey stays at his side and even takes time off from the circuit to help him heal. Joss realizes he is too old and too tired to ride and travel but doesn’t want to let Mackey down. Mackey has a plan of his own. Can they include each other?

This one is another really cute story. It’s a story of friends, men realizing their dreams and some hot sex too.

All of these stories are really good. If you like cowboys, friends to lovers, and hot mansex you will love these stories.

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

 

Roped In by Marie Sexton & L.A. Witt Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt popping in today with their new re-release Roped In, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s review, so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Roped In

by

Marie Sexton & L.A. Witt

Graham and his roping partner, Jackson, have been friends since they were boys. They’ve ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. He’s also tired of being in love with Jackson, and nothing’s been the same between them since their disastrous drunken encounter the year before.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. But he’s also a know-it-all, animal-loving vegan, bent on saving the world one cow at a time. They have next to nothing in common, but Graham can’t stop thinking about what might happen if they can stop butting heads long enough to give it a try. Unfortunately, no matter how attracted Graham is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off. But Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

(Note: This is a re-edited second edition of a previously published title.)

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Solace by Scarlet Blackwell, 2nd edition

solace500Title: Solace, 2nd edition

Series: N/A

Author: Scarlet Blackwell

Genre: Historical Romance/ Holiday Short

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: NineStar Press (December 14th, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: On Christmas Eve, Dorian wanders the streets looking for a companion with whom to spend the evening. He happens upon Benedict, a rent boy who solicits him. They spend an evening filled with delights of the flesh, but the conversation afterward takes them to an unexpected place.

Two lonely people from different classes find more than a night of passion over a holiday.

ISBN: 978-1-911153-09-2

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/solace-scarlet-blackwell/

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Dorian is out looking for one more night of companionship before losing everything.  Benedict a rent boy is everything he ever wanted.

This is a very sweet, romantic story. There is a touch of drama when we find out about Dorian’s past. The sex is super spice with hot wax, candles and other bits of kink.  I was wishing for this to be a full-length story…it would be amazing.  But for a short story, it is sweet, hot and made me want more.

If you like historical romance, a touch of drama, kink, holiday stories and romance this is for you!

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

 

Homeless at Christmas by Scarlet Blackwell, 2nd edition

homelessatchristmas500Title: Homeless at Christmas

Series: N/A

Author: Scarlet Blackwell

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 24 pages

Publisher: NineStar Press (December 21th, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: It’s Christmas and office worker Neil is wandering around Manchester, contemplating spending the holidays alone. In the last-minute shopping crush, he sees homeless Kai soliciting for money. Buying him a sandwich turns to something more, and Neil’s grateful to find himself with company. Perhaps his Christmas might not be so lonely after all…

ISBN: 978-1-911153-12-2

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/homeless-at-christmas/

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Neil is trying to figure out how to spend his holiday and decides to go to Tesco for some frozen meals.  A homeless man is panhandling and instead of money Neil gets him food. Out of the blue he offers to take him home. Kai accepts and Neil finds himself with a man for overnight and out a hundred quid… but is it worth it or a night of heaven and not a lonely Christmas?

Homeless at Christmas is a sweet erotic story of a lonely man and a homeless man who finds Christmas magic. The story is short, sweet and extremely sexy.

If you like a bit of spanking, very explicit sex, sweet romance and believe in Christmas magic this is definitely for you

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

Becoming Rafe by Thianna Durston

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Series: A Men of Falcon Pointe

Author: Thianna Durston

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 23rd 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Eighteen-year-old Nephi Rafe Norton goes to Falcon Pointe University to find himself. Away from his conservative family, he hopes to discover if his attraction to men is the real deal. Encouraged to be someone a little different, he starts using his middle name. “Rafe” quickly makes friends, some of whom practice loving physical discipline, and lives it up—until midterms hit and he realizes he’s flunking statistics class.

When Scotland native Éigneachán Jackson Levlin offers to help, Rafe is eager to accept—not only because Levlin is a psychologist, but also because he’s out and proud and hot as hell.

As their relationship heats up, Rafe decides to spend one last Christmas with his family before he tells them. When his little sister outs him to his siblings, they turn out to be fully supportive, and he takes heart—until he introduces Levlin to his father, who brutally dismisses both of them. Now Rafe must come to peace with his father’s rejection or risk losing Levlin—and all that he has become at Falcon Pointe—forever.

ISBN: 9781634770293

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7753

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is the 3rd book of the series, and I will admit once I read the blurb, and the chapters posted at the end of the last book, I had my doubts if I was going to read it to not. It seemed so much like the previous one.  I was wrong and was glad I read it. It turns out Becoming Rafe is my favorite of this series.

Yes, it still is the same theme. A young Mormon man is coming to Falcon Pointe to find himself and experience being gay. Nephi (Rafe) Norton is a distant cousin to Bastien from book three.

The similarities end there. Rafe’s family doesn’t pressure him to go to church, or his he pressured by the Mormons in any way. This book is about his inner struggle of wanting to know what gay is and if he truly is. Rafe knows he likes men instead of women, but isn’t sure it’s worth giving up his family. He wants to have a relationship, hold hands with his true love, get married, and have his own family.

He meets his roommate Finn, and soon Finn has a boyfriend as well in Santi.  There is some of their story in here as well.

Rafe does his makeover and goes out with Finn and Santi where he finds himself in a back room with a stranger. Luckily he is saved by a sexy man with a Scottish brogue and his friends.  Levlin and Rafe become close friends.

This was the second thing I liked so much. The slow build up of friends to more with Levlin and Rafe. Levlin was so good in supporting Rafe, not pressing him for sex when he knew that even though he was gay that he wanted to save himself.

All in all, Becoming Rafe is about finding oneself, coming out, inner struggles, friendships, college life, and a beautiful friends to lovers romance.

If you are going to read only one of this series, I suggest this one (though it helps to know the other characters by reading the others.)

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

Trainwreck by Michele Michael Rakes Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Michele Michael Rakes stopping by with Trainwreck, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Trainwreck

by

Michele Micheal Rakes

Detective Sergeant Vincent Sweetwater hates dead bodies. That’s why he’s an undercover narc and not a homicide dick. So why is he standing on a sandy beach in California staring at a lifeless body—oh yeah, the suicide attempt. Lieutenant Hanson is making a statement. Something about life worth living. Shows what he knows.

As Vince examines the tortured body, he feels an empathy and déjà vu for the victim, her wounds are similar to scars he has only a vague memory receiving. An intense desire to find her killer fills his queasy belly as a dark game of cat and mouse begins.

The young woman’s death forces Vince back into a secret life dominated by sex, perversion, and sadomasochism. Estranged from his wife he still loves and longing for the man who possessed him once, Vince buries his torment deep inside meaningless sex.

*Warning: This book contains adult content and situations. NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

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Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward by Joe Cosentino

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Series: Cozzi Cove, #2

Author: Joe Cosentino

Genre:  Contemporary/ Interracial Romance

Length: 231 pages

Publisher: NineStar Press (April 16, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: On Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore, handsome Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for summer and love.

The vacationers include Rodney Maxwell and Dennis O’Halloran, a Tony Award-winning actor and his estranged producer/husband with their two hired studs, Jarek and Zeus. Computer analyst Sam enlists his best friend Chase in a scheme to attract hunky Raul. Middle aged Gil Van Truren wants to end it all—until he sees a vision of his first love.

Cal also has his hands full with college student Michael—his new young lover—Michael’s study buddy Carlo, man of mystery George Valis, and Connor, the houseboy packed with muscles and a wondering sponge. All the while Hunter, a female gay romance novel enthusiast, experiences gay life off the page.

What secrets, humor, tragedy, mysteries, and passions lie in the magical place called Cozzi Cove?

Warning: Infidelity

ISBN: 978-1-911153-38-2

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/cozzi-cove-moving-forward/

Reviewer: Cat

Review: In the magical world of Cozzi Cove, a vacation paradise for gay men in a very gay-friendly town anything and everything can happen. It isn’t all sweetness though. There is jealousy, heartache, illness, lost love, new love, broken relationships, and of course some hot man-sex.

With seven bungalows there are guests of all sorts. This time, we even have a cute female that wants to live in the world of her romance novels. There are secrets to reveal, tension in Cal and Michael’s relationship, and of course Connor for a bit of humor. One of the guests comes to end it all after the loss of his husband and being fired for being gay and finding out he has Parkinson until he sees his first love swimming nude in the Cove at night…just like he was in College.

Moving forward is like eight mini stories in one and each is as good as a full story. Plus we have the townspeople as well. Lots of fabulous characters of all persuasions. The story is so fast-paced and engrossing that it’s over before you know it and  makes you want more.

If you like interracial romance, angst, a touch of humor, jealousy, personal trainers, architects, beach resorts and lots of sexy men you will love this story.

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

 

Dirty Dining by EM Lynley ~ Audiobook

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Series:  N/A

Author:  EM Lynley

Narrator: Zen Wolfang

Genre: New Adult Romance

Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (November 30th, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Jeremy Linden’s a PhD student researching an HIV vaccine. He’s always short of money, and when biotech startup PharmaTek reduces funding for his fellowship, he’s tempted to take a job at a men’s dining club as a serving boy. The uniforms are skimpy, and he’s expected to remove an item of clothing after each course. He can handle that, but he soon discovers there’s more on the menu here than fine cuisine. How far will he go to pay his tuition, and will money get in the way when he realizes he’s interested in more from one of his gentlemen?

Brice Martin is an attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. When he’s asked to take a client to the infamous Dinner Club, he finds himself unexpectedly turned on by the atmosphere and especially by his server, Remy. He senses there’s more to the sexy young man than meets the eye. The paradox fascinates him, and he can’t get enough of Remy.

Their relationship quickly extends beyond the club and sex. But the trust and affection they’ve worked to achieve may crumble when Jeremy discovers Brice’s VC firm is the one that pulled the plug on PharmaTek – and Jeremy’s research grant.

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7266

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Jeremy is trying to get his Ph.D. Money is tight, and he isn’t getting near enough tutoring jobs. With funding at his lab getting reduced, Jeremy takes an offer from men’s Dining club to help make ends meet. All he has to do is wear skimpy clothing, take off one piece at each course, as he serves wealthy men. Anything else ‘on the menu or night caps’ is strictly up to him. When he sees his first client, he thinks that a little play may not be too bad.

Brice, ‘Mr. Green’, wasn’t too keen at going to the dining club with his associate the first time until he met his serving bo. He found he could get used to  having Remmy wait on him.  The next time he has to take a client he chooses a different boy so he doesn’t get hung up on a guy that is working and having sex with men for money. Seeing Remmy with another man,  Brice knows he is already in too deep.

I loved this story. It’s charming, sweet and sexy.  The characters are well-developed, and the concept of the dirty dining is interesting. I would love to see each serving boy’s story!

I got lost in the narration, and before I knew it, my book had ended.  I think I could have listened to another two or three hours!

If you like fast-paced romances, a rags to riches story, hot lawyers, sexy men for pay, gentlemen’s clubs and some very hot man-sex this is for you!
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