Review: “Kissing Lessons” by Susan Laine

TITLE: Kissing Lessons
AUTHOR: Susan Laine
SERIES: Before… and After
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: AngstyG.
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Gay For You
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 81 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 26, 2017
PRICE: $ 3.99 -e-book
  

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A kiss is just a kiss. It doesn’t have to mean anything. Does it?

At seventeen, Merry’s never been kissed. Since he doesn’t want to disappoint his prom date, he asks his more experienced best friend, Boone, for some pointers. Surprisingly, Boone agrees to give him a hands-on lesson.

But they have no idea what they’re getting into.

They explore hundreds of ways to make out, but somehow it isn’t enough. A week later, they’re back together for another session. This time things go further than either of them planned, and their relationship becomes awkward and uncomfortable.

Have they learned enough to salvage their friendship and help it evolve? Their lessons have come to an end. They can either part ways forever… or share a true love’s kiss.


This is the first time that I have read a book by Susan Laine, but it definitely won’t be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kissing Lessons, which is the second book in the Before… and After series. It’s a standalone book. I loved the cover for the book, and the blurb for the book was catchy and made me want to read it. And I wasn’t disappointed in what I read. The book’s pretty steamy with lots of hot kissing scenes and a little bit more. It’s the perfect length for reading just before bed but don’t be expected to be able to sleep afterward. It didn’t have an in-depth or complex storyline which I was okay with, but it might not be for others who are looking for something more complex.

The book’s centered around the main characters Merry and Boone, who are best friends in high school. I found both Merry and Boone to be fun and playful characters that seem to have a history of doing things together in the past. So it’s only natural for Merry to ask Boone for kissing lessons when he’s nervous about his prom night with his date Sarah. And over the next two weeks, they do manage to practice quite a bit of kissing before prom.

I loved all of the different types of kisses that Boone comes up with and how he demonstrates them on Merry and then has Merry practice them on him. My favorite kisses were the neck to shoulder kiss and the Australian kiss, although I liked the full back kiss also.

The book did move quickly with an instant love kind of feel to it as Merry and Boone move from friends to lovers in under two weeks. They had great chemistry though, and I loved their inner monolog as they tried to sort out their feelings for each other. I liked that Boone had previous experience with both girls and boys. However, his experience with boys was limited to making out with two boys during summer camp. I loved how he passed on his experience to Merry without pressuring him to do more than he wanted to do and allowed Merry to be the aggressor. Merry’s completely inexperienced, and I thought it took a lot of guts to ask his best friend for help so that he would make a good impression on his date.

I can definitely relate to this book as I can remember talking and asking lots of questions to my more experienced best friend in high school and how inseparable we were. It brought back a lot of great memories.

I can’t wait to read the first book in the series After the Romance Novel. It’s about a different couple, but it has a very catchy blurb also. And if it’s as good as this one was then I’ll be a happy girl.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “A Good Neighbour” by Clare London

TITLE: A Good Neighbour
AUTHOR: Clare London
SERIES: London Lads
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Valerie Tibbs, Tibbs Design
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 60 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2017
PRICE: $ 3.99 -e-book
  

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A London Lads Story

A secret affair can’t go on forever.

Dylan Philips admits it himself: he’s a relentlessly single man in a small suburban town, both proud of and resigned to being a good teacher and a devoted nephew to his mischievous great-aunts.
When the aunts take a hand in matchmaking him with Josie Whitman, the girl who lives along the street, Dylan doesn’t tell them what kind of soul mate he’s really looking for—and the fact that he’s already found the man in question. It’s not Josie who’s travelling from London every month to her town property, but her journalist brother Neal. And Dylan meets up with Neal whenever he can.
But decisions must be made for their future. Dylan is risk-averse to everything from overseas travel to coming out, whereas Neal embraces adventure—and now he wants to take Dylan with him.
Horrified that his chance at love will move even further out of his reach, Dylan realises it’s time for him to own up to what kind of man he really is. He needs to find courage and compromise. And who knows whether the great-aunts will be a help or a hindrance with that?

First Edition published as A Good Neighbor by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2009.


A Good Neighbour’s the third book in the London Lads series by Clare London. It’s a standalone book. Although A Good Neighbour’s only 60 pages and is a quick read, it was engaging, descriptive, and very much enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the book because it’s set in and around London and I just got done visiting England in December, and it was fun to read about some of the places that I had visited.

Dylan’s a single man living in a small suburban town. He doesn’t date, and he’s a school teacher. He’s both proud of and resigned to being a good nephew to his mischievous great-aunts. When his great-aunts attempt to be matchmakers, they try to set him up with the girl next door, Josie. However, it isn’t Josie that he’s interested in. He’s interested in her brother, Neal.

Neal’s a journalist and gets sent all over the place for his job. In between assignments he stays at his sister’s town property. He’s a free spirit and loves to travel and visit new places. He loves his relationship with Dylan even though they have to keep it secret. Recently though he’s been fantasizing about Dylan coming with him on his assignments, so they can explore the new places together instead of him coming home and telling him about them.
There’s some discord in Neal’s and Dylan’s secret relationship, and they have to figure out where they’re heading in the future and what they both want out of it. And Dylan needs to figure out if he’s going to find the courage to be the man that he knows himself to be and to compromise on some of the things that Neal wants out of their relationship.

I was biting my lip while I continued to read to see whether they would be able to work out their problems or not. Even with the book only being 60 pages, I was still invested in the story, and I loved all of the characters. Dylan’s mischievous great-aunts were a hoot, and I loved how they manipulated him and Neal. Dylan and Neal were opposites in both looks and attitudes, but they brought out the best in each other and made each other whole.

A delightful read with some pretty steamy scenes and just enough angst. I can’t wait to read more books by Clare London.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “A Flying Rescue” by Liza Kay

TITLE: A Flying Rescue
AUTHOR: Liza Kay
SERIES: Wildcat Hills Pride
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Latrisha Waters
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 140 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book / $6.50 /paperback
  

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Bravery isn’t a matter of size, but one of the heart.

Math geek Asa Tibbs is no wilting flower, despite being a butterfly shifter with a reputation for fragility. When he learns his mate has been kidnapped, nothing will stop from rushing to his mate’s rescue. Least of all any objections by the Wildcat Hills Pride, whom he’s conveniently neglected to seek permission from.
Xander Powell, alpha of the Pride, is chagrined beyond belief. Not only has he been captured by a gang of deer shifters—an insult to his masculine pride alone—but he’s become the new main attraction of a rinky dink circus? And he can’t even shift to get out of his situation, not without alerting humankind to the existence of shifters among them. What’s a lion to do?
Help arrives on colorful wings when the big beautiful butterfly that is Asa tumbles into Xander’s cell. Together, the two men escape the circus. But their journey home is just the beginning of the honeymoon from hell…and what they discover along the way will shake the foundations of the paranormal world.


I liked A Flying Rescue by Liza Kay.

This is the first book in the series that I have read, and as such, I was a little lost until I got to know the characters and who had done what.

I think I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if I had read the other two in the series first. However, I did still greatly enjoy both Xander and Asa and all of their packmates and friends. The characters were nicely developed, and I liked how they interacted with each other. However, the books sound like they have a background plot that runs through the series even though the books are each about a separate couple. So I would recommend that you start at the beginning of the series before reading this book to get to know the characters and the circumstances that have made them the way they are. The ending of the book was left open for another book in the series, and I’m hoping that it will be about London and Donovan.

I loved how strong Asa is and how he doesn’t fit into the omega mold. I liked that he didn’t want to be thrust into being a permanent bottom just because he’s slim and smaller than Xander and I liked that Xander was secure enough in his alpha-ness that he would allow Asa to top also. I liked that Asa rescued his mate and that they had a rocky honeymoon while having to deal with corrupt council members and assassins trying to kill Xander and then later his pride.

I can’t wait to see what happens with the corrupt council as that seems to be the background plot that’s running through the series and since it wasn’t tied up in this book.

**** The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****

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Review: “Bad Boys Get Tickled” by Jeff Enro

TITLE: Bad Boys Get Tickled
AUTHOR: Jeff Enro
SERIES: Bad Boys Series
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST:Angela Waters
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 27 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2016
PRICE: $1.99 -e-book
  

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Isaac has been extremely ticklish for as long as he can remember. As a kid his best friend Ty used to hold him down and tickle him, but once they started high school, they drifted apart. Isaac came out as gay kind of young, but Ty never revealed his sexual orientation, and as a result Isaac felt sort of abandoned by his best friend. Now, a few years later, they’re both home from college and run into each other in a bar. This leads to a confrontation and a dispute that can only be settled the good old fashioned way—tickling.


Bad Boys Get Tickled is the third book in the Bad Boys series. I enjoyed the story but couldn’t really connect with the characters. I’ve never been very ticklish as I have an older brother that loves to tickle torture. So I quickly had to learn not to be ticklish. As a result, I wasn’t as into this book as it centers around tickling. That being said, the book was still very entertaining, and I loved the chaise tickle recliner that Ty had made. Isaac is adorable with his bratty attitude and how he loves to antagonize Ty until Ty will discipline him and hold him down and tickle him. The book was well written and nicely edited although there were a couple of instances where an article in front of a word should’ve been used and wasn’t. But it wasn’t too distracting.

Isaac and Ty were friends in high school, and Ty found out that Isaac was intensely ticklish. Isaac was still trying to figure out his sexuality and had a love-hate relationship with being tickled. As he got older, it became a trigger for him to get aroused when he was held down and tickled. And he loved being held down and tickled by Ty who was so much taller and stronger than he was. However, in high school, he thought Ty was straight and didn’t think his crush on his best friend would be reciprocated. They didn’t end up reconnecting until after college.

Isaac ends up seeing Ty at a gay bar hanging on a blond college-aged twink, named Trevor. Isaac is mad at Ty when Ty admits that he knew he was gay in high school and didn’t say anything to him and then avoided him when he came home during summer breaks. Isaac lets his bratty and impulsive nature out and orders a drink and then proceeds to throw it on Ty. What happens next is exactly what Isaac wants to happen. Ty carts him off to have the most extreme tickle session of Isaac’s life.

Lots of giggling, squirming, jerking, twisting and pleading ensued and all have a good time. If you like tickle torture, then this is the short story for you.

****The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book****

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Review: “The Hated Finn” by Charlie Richards

TITLE: The Hated Finn
AUTHOR: Charlie Richards
SERIES: Wolves of Stone Ridge
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter; Vampire
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 220 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book / $ 11.2 -paperback
  

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Out of the Cage: A cage of the mind can manifest in unusual ways.

Viktor Minsky spent months recovering after having been captured and tortured for information about his friend. While he still bears the scars, he’s proud that no matter how they’d beaten and starved him, he’d never caved. After Viktor joins a group of vampires and shifters to free captured shifters, he’s charged with tracking down several of the vendors that deliver supplies to the facility. When Viktor stops at the ostrich farm that supplied the meat to the scientists, he meets the owner, Finn O’Riley. Not only is Viktor shocked to discover the man is a shifter, but the scent of Finn’s blood causes his mouth to water. He suspects the shifter is his beloved, the other half of his soul, but Finn’s response to his appearance bluntly proves that he wants nothing to do with him. Can Viktor learn if Finn’s hostility is caused because he’s in league with the scientists, or is it caused by something else entirely?


I really liked The Hated Finn by Charlie Richards.

This is the 39th book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series, but it’s the first book that I’ve read. Aside from being bombarded by a ton of names and their positions during the first chapter which was kind of overwhelming since I didn’t know any of them, the author did a great job of filling in all of the blanks, so I wasn’t lost for long.

This book’s about Finn who’s an Ostrich shifter and Viktor who’s a vampire who has joined a group of vampires and shifters that are planning to raid the Crystal Lake Pharmaceuticals because they were doing illegal testing on the paranormal community and they wanted to free all of the captive shifters. Afterward, Viktor’s charged with checking their suppliers to find out if they had been helping Crystal Lake Pharmaceuticals. While investigating one of the meat suppliers, Viktor stumbles across Finn who might be his beloved. However, Finn has a deep fear of vampires and wolves. I loved how persistent Viktor was in pursuing Finn when he realized that Finn might be his beloved.
I did like how Finn rationalized being an Ostrich shifter that likes to eat Ostrich meat and how it wasn’t cannibalization because he’s just a shifter whose animal to call is an Ostrich. It makes me chuckle just thinking about it.

The hated Finn was well written. It had a great plot and was nicely edited, and it had plenty of steamy hot scenes to go with it. Definitely my kind of story.

**** The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****

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Review: “From Ferret with Love” by Astrid Cooper

TITLE: From Ferret with Love
AUTHOR: Astrid Cooper
SERIES: Monsters InK
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Martine Jardin
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 94 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2017
PRICE: $ 3.99 -e-book /$5.25 paperback
  

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Love will find a way. Star-crossed mates, torn apart by enemies, find that the cost of love may be too high.

Fabian, a ferret-shifter with wolven blood, takes a walk on the wild side and is rescued by Ashley, a cop who would rather go home alone to his cat, than play nursemaid to a runaway. Soul-mate recognition intervenes. When Fabian’s alpha, together with the pack enforcer, arrive to drag Fabian home, a deadly battle ensues – one that leaves Fabian soul-wounded and Ashley destroyed.
Three years later, Fabian Ferret, private investigator for the blood-kin, is summoned to Monsters inK to work a cold case.
Left for dead by unknown assailants, Ashley has slowly recovered, but has no memory of the events leading up to his bashing. He has found a new life as a member of Monsters inK.
When Fabian and Ash are re-united, Ashley doesn’t remember his mate, and Fabian knows that to reveal the truth will set Ash free, but damn Fabian and their love forever. Ash decides that the little shifter is too much trouble, but Fabe has ingenious ways to ferret out the truth. So begins a teasing and dangerous game of seduction – one that may see them united or divided by love.


I loved From Ferret with Love by Astrid Cooper.

The way the author writes has a way of sucking you in and refusing to let you go.

I got invested in Fabian (a ferret shifter) and Ashley (a human cop) first when Ashley saved Fabian from a gay bashing in the park and later when Ashley helped Fabian heal, and Fabian revealed that Ashley was his One and they soul-mated and were perfectly happy for that one night. Only to be ripped apart when Fabian’s Alpha and his enforcer showed up to take him home the next morning.

I became even more invested in the couple when Fabian showed up three years later to help Sebastian (a member of Monsters inK) with a cold case only to find that the case involves his mate that he thought had died that night three years ago. Now it’s up to Fabian to help Ashley with his memory loss so that he can be whole again and so that he doesn’t have migraines anymore. But Ashley doesn’t want Fabian’s help, and so Fabian will have to use all of his Ferret abilities to ferret his way back into his mate’s heart.

From Ferret with Love has a developed storyline and lovable characters and sub characters. I will definitely be reading this book again. After reading this book, I can’t wait to buy the other eight books in the series to read about the other characters that I met in this book.

I can’t wait to see if their stories are as good as this one was.

***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Brush with Catastrophe” by Tara Lain

TITLE: Brush with Catastrophe
AUTHOR: Tara Lain
SERIES: The Aloysius Tales
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book / $14.99 -paperback
  

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An Aloysius Tale

Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch, and on top of that, he can’t seem to get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can bring down lightning and manifest wealth, Sammy can paint. Granted, the “prophetic” paintings he creates at night always come true, but they never predict anything important. Sammy feels like a total loser with a worthless ability.

One night he paints a gorgeous guy who turns out to be his secret crush, the human Ryder, but Ryder’s changed so much he’s almost unrecognizably beautiful. Then Sammy paints an angel who turns out to be a witch. But is that witch also a devil—a devil who can bring down Sammy’s whole community and everyone he loves? And why the hell does Ryder keep changing? Aloysius, the black cat familiar, always backs a winner. So why is he backing Sammy?


Brush with Catastrophe by Tara Lain is part of the Aloysius Tales series and it was absolutely amazing. I have become a huge fan of Tara Lain, and the way she writes has a way of keeping me energized, focused, invested, and guessing on how the storyline is going to go and then being proved completely wrong as she throws in a twist that I didn’t see coming.

Brush with Catastrophe had so much emotion and passion, and I love when the main characters are allowed to cry. So many books are still going with the age old saying that it isn’t manly to cry and I love that Sammy and Ryder are secure enough in their masculinity to show how they are truly feeling at all times.
Sammy is a great character and has some very realistic insecurities. He is a witch, but he feels that the power that he has received is pretty worthless. He would rather be able to call down lightning and manifest wealth. However, he is a prophetic painter, and although what he paints always comes true, he hasn’t painted anything that’s very important. He has also been in love with his straight, human best friend Ryder. And of course, humans aren’t allowed to know about the paranormal world let alone date one.

But Ryder isn’t what he seems. Come to find out, he isn’t straight or human and he is on a quest of his own. He has also been forbidden to have a relationship or interfere with the people around him. He is there only as an observer before having to go home. He has also been in love with his best friend Sammy for a while. However, he hasn’t been able to physically act on his feelings until his body has entered into adulthood. Ryder is there to put Sammy back together after his relationship with Lucien goes bad. And although it was sad that Sammy had to go through what he did with Lucien, I did like that it was the catalyst that was needed to get Ryder to confess his feelings to Sammy.

Brush with Catastrophe has everything that I look for in a book. It had friends that will do anything for you, a lover turned villain (Lucien), a straight best friend (Ryder) that isn’t as straight as you thought and suddenly isn’t as unavailable as you thought when he confesses that he’s wanted you just as much, a glorious battle between good and evil, and some very, very steamy passion-filled scenes.

I recommend Brush with Catastrophe to everybody who likes a little magic with their happily ever after. I can’t wait to read my next Tara Lain book and get swept away on my next adventure.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Mild to Wild in Massachusetts” by Paul Walkingsky

TITLE: Mild to Wild in Massachusetts
AUTHOR: Paul Walkingsky
SERIES: States of Love
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Maria Fanning
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 74 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 -e-book
  

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Brett has spent twenty-seven years trying to be perfect for the Mormon grandparents who raised him. Unfortunately, doing so has meant missing out on lots of life experiences—and denying a major part of who he is. Now that his grandparents are gone, Brett is ready to make up for lost time, break out of the sedate façade he’s always presented, and do something he would have never considered before: attend a gay men’s spiritual retreat in rural Massachusetts.

While trying to infuse some spice into his life with workshops like Erotic Massage, Body Painting, and Drag 101, Brett meets Boston nurse Karl, and it’s hard to deny the connection between them. But will Brett’s lack of experience and Karl’s insecurities end their romance before it can really begin?

It might be a spiritual retreat, but Brett must learn to embrace his physical reality if he’s going to grab on to his chance at love.


I had the opportunity to read Mild to Wild in Massachusetts by Paul Walkingsky, and I have to say that I think the book had some missed opportunities to it. I do want to state that I loved the blurb for the book it was very catchy and made me want to read it. So kudos for snagging my interest. I was expecting lots of wild oat sowing and some pretty hot scenes which I did eventually get when the book finally got to the retreat part. However, the book is only 74 pages, which isn’t very long. The first five chapters are all about why Benjie (later changed to Brett) doesn’t want to be a screw up like he considers the rest of his family and why he decided to stay a closeted gay. Although the first five chapters are well written, I was bored reading them and kept asking myself when we would get to the good stuff that the blurb promised.

I wasn’t disappointed with the retreat portion of the book. It was hot, and I especially loved the parts about the erotic message and body painting. Another missed opportunity for me was the ending. It’s stated a couple of times that because of all of his vacation time available that Brett has booked a week in Boston to continue to explore himself, but we never get to see it. I would have been so much happier to read five chapters about his week in Boston after the retreat then the first five chapters of the book. He could have continued to explore his new relationship with Kyle or even looked up his seatmate from the plane who gave him his number. So yeah, a missed opportunity in my opinion.

Okay so on to the good part of the book, the retreat. I loved this part of the book. Brett meets so many diverse people at the retreat that help him become more comfortable and confident in his body. Walter, who has an agreement with his wife that he gets to come to these retreats to get his other needs met since he’s a teacher at a Wisconsin school. Jared who’s default setting is a hound dog and shamelessly flirts with everybody. Danny, who is from Connecticut and who’s body is the exact opposite from Brett’s and who has the pleasure of being Brett’s erotic massage partner. Karl, who is filled with lots of great pieces of wisdom and is very supportive of Brett getting out there and sowing some wild oats before settling down. Although Karl does jerk Brett around a little bit and sends some mixed signals, and Brett accidently hurts Karl’s feelings, they do manage to work it out in the end.

The sowing of the wild oats isn’t about sex for Brett because at the end of the book he’s still a virgin. But for Brett, it’s about him being more comfortable and confident with his body after each of his classes. And now you can see why I wanted those extra five chapters at the end of the book. I would have liked to see more of Brett and Kyle.

**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****

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Review: “Heart Unseen” by Andrew Grey

TITLE: Heart Unseen
AUTHOR: Andrew Grey
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: L.C. Chase
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book / $14.99 -paperback
  

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As a stunningly attractive man and the owner of a successful chain of auto repair garages, Trevor is used to attention, adoration, and getting what he wants. What he wants tends to be passionate, no-strings-attached flings with men he meets in clubs. He doesn’t expect anything different when he sets his sights on James. Imagine his surprise when the charm that normally brings men to their knees fails to impress. Trevor will need to drop the routine and connect with James on a meaningful level. He starts by offering to take James home instead of James riding home with his intoxicated friend.

For James, losing his sight at a young age meant limited opportunities for social interaction. Spending most of his time working at a school for the blind has left him unfamiliar with Trevor’s world, but James has fought hard for his independence, and he knows what he wants. Right now, that means stepping outside his comfort zone and into Trevor’s heart.

Trevor is also open to exploring real love and commitment for a change, but before he can be the man James needs him to be, he’ll have to deal with the pain of his past.


Heart Unseen by Andrew Grey was a delight for me to read. Trevor and James were such complex characters, and they were beautifully developed. The storyline and plot were compelling and had many twists and turns. The story was nicely paced and clinching. I ended up reading it in one sitting late into the night. I had to see how the story ended and the author did a great job of tying up all of the questions that I had.

Trevor’s used to getting any man he wants with his charming good looks and having passionate, no-strings-attached flings. He was happy with his life until he tried his charms on a guy that blew him off and just looked through him. I loved that he had to drop his routine and connect with James on a more meaningful level. I loved the man that Trevor became and how he interacted with James and their chemistry was smoking hot. I also enjoyed how natural Trevor was at guiding James and how James brought out all of his protective instincts. But even though his protective instincts were triggered, he never treated James like a child. He always treated James like an adult.

I loved how Trevor described James to his friend Brett when he saw him for the first time. He described James as “angelic,” and I couldn’t agree with him more. James was such an independent, strong and loveable person. The way James explained how he “sees” the world as a blind man vs. how he’d seen the world as a normal person before losing his sight was wonderful and insightful, and I loved it. I also liked his job and how he used his experiences to help other kids that are just going blind or have just gone blind.

Brett and Dean were also great supporting characters. Brett was a great friend. Dean was a little on the selfish side after his breakup with his boyfriend. He wanted Trevor to be his wingman and go out to the clubs with him, and he wasn’t very supportive when Trevor and James started dating, and Trevor stopped going to the clubs altogether. Eventually, Dean got over himself and was happy that his friend had found a man to love and have a mature relationship with. I would love to see Brett and Dean get their HEAs also.

I can’t wait to read more books by Andrew Grey.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Bad Boys Get Denied” by Jeff Enro

TITLE: Bad Boys Get Denied
AUTHOR: Jeff Enro
SERIES: Bad Boys Series
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST:Angela Waters
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 28 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2016
PRICE: $1.99 -e-book
  

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CBenjy and Russell have been together over a year and enjoy an active, adventurous sex life together, but lately Russell has been extremely busy with work. With a schedule so demanding, he rushes through their lovemaking sessions, and Benjy is feeling neglected. On more than one occasion, Russell doesn’t even take the time to make sure Benjy achieves complete sexual satisfaction. As a result, Benjy decides to take matters into his own hands and concocts a plan to both exact his revenge and teach his lover a valuable lesson. In the process, they experience the most explosive, memorable lovemaking experience of their lives.


Bad Boys Get Denied is book two in the Bad Boys series by Jeff Enro. Bad Boys Get Denied is a hot, hot, hot short story. This book is about Russell and Benjy, who have been married for a year and are deeply in love. Russell has been working long hours at the community center putting in a new wing and has been coming home really tired. Benjy works as a barista and jack of all trades at his place of work.

Whether he’s making a cappuccino or a sandwich he’s bubbly and loved by all of his customers. When his friend notices that he’s feeling down, he asks what’s wrong. Benjy tells him about his night and morning and how Russell had fallen asleep before Benjy could be satisfied. And then how he’d made Russell breakfast in bed and woke him up with some oral loving only to have Russell throw a fit when he saw what time it was because he had an early meeting that he had forgotten to tell Benjy about. He didn’t even eat his breakfast or thank Benjy for being so loving and thoughtful. Benjy’s friend Winston gave him some great ideas on how to show Russell how it feels to have a selfish lover and oh boy, did Benjy show him.

Some incredibly hot scenes follow. I will be reading this short story again and again. This story is wonderfully written and edited.

****The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book****

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