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~Review~Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

26695561Title: Shiver
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Genre(s): M/M, Romantic, Suspense
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.
His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.


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Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1)

by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

*****5 Stars*****5hj

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I have a feeling that this is going to be my series…

Give me a book character that virtually screams ‘Sex on legs’…

… and consider me hooked. 😀

So, you can imagine what a book where there is not only one, but four gorgeous, smokin’ hot men involved, did to my heart. 😉 Actually, it made more than one flip. One man is more interesting and fascinating than the other. And on top of it all, there are even more…

This series is about four men connected by a deep friendship, with a shared past and a similar background, whose loyalty to each other is so fierce, they consider themselves more a family than just being friends. When one member of their little circle is in danger, their protective streak is in overdrive and they try to do everything in their power to keep him safe.

Normally, Lucas Vallois is the one who holds them together, who is their tower of strength. Who cares about all of them. I loved this guy. His personality has so many layers, you could call him a chameleon. Cold and calculating businessman and owner of several nightclubs by day, loyal friend and sometimes hot lover, but -nonetheless- lonely by night. When his business and even his life is threatened, he grumpily accepts new security measures by his friends but wants to draw the line when they force a shadow on him, a bodyguard who stays with him day and night. Lucas was always the one in control and refuses to give it to someone else.

But when he meets Andrei, he feels an immediate attraction…

… which slowly but surely turns into something more.

“Lucas clenched his teeth. He couldn’t bring himself to admit that he wanted to pitch it all out the fucking window. Break all his rules. Andrei lit a fire in him that he simply couldn’t extinguish. The man made him laugh and feel. He made him reckless and alive for the first time… in so fucking long”


At first, both men are reluctant to give in to their feelings, because there is still the very real possibility that they won’t see each other again when the job is done, but they can’t ignore the sparks flying between them for long. Phew, and what kind of sparks there were…There is a lot of dirty talk in this book and hot sex and I had to fan myself rapidly more than once. 😉

Ex-MMA-fighter Andrei Hadeon, forced to leave his dream behind because of an injury, is now working as a bodyguard for the firm of Rowe, one of Lucas’ s friends. Of course, it’s his job to protect people, but he takes his protection of Lucas even more serious – up to the point of placing himself in danger to get rid of the threat – because even he feels the sizzle between them. He always considered himself being straight, despite some minor experiments with other guys and has yet to figure out his feelings for Lucas.


I can tell you exactly the moment when I fell in love with Andrei. Guess what! When he admitted loving books.

There is something about hot guys reading…I dunno, but I love it. 😉

I won’t go into detail about the story, as to that the blurb speaks for itself, but let me tell you, it was fast-paced and action-packed and had me several times on the edge of my seat. Exactly my thing, so to speak! I have read the second half of the book in one go and was so full of adrenaline that I had trouble going to sleep.

As for me, the ending of the book was perfect. Believe me, I’m the first person who bawls for an HEA and yes, this is more of an HFN, but it makes the book even more plausible. Both guys have known each other just a few weeks and an HEA at that point would be simply unbelievable.

Highly recommended!

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Posted in *****4.5 Stars*****, Book in Series, By Rating, Home, LGBT Books, M/M Series, Review by~Wendy~

~Review~Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

26695561Title: Shiver
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Genre(s): M/M, Romantic, Suspense
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.
His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.


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Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1)

by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

*****4.5 Stars*****4-5-ggj

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I really enjoyed this one, the story sucked me right in.

This book is about Lucas and Andrei, but it’s not only about them. They are the main mc’s, but I loved the supporting characters in this one so much. I’ve come to the understanding, that the supporting characters in this book will be getting their own story

…Which makes me really giddy. 😉

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These books are about 4 really close friends who share an unbreakable bond together. We have Lucas ( the protagonist), who is a bisexual self-made millionaire, who loves to control everything in his life to within an inch.

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He is an alpha man in every sense of the word. There is Snow, a trauma surgeon, who is gay and intrigued the hell out of me. Rowe, who owns his own security firm and is married to Melissa and Ian a younger and very sweet gay chef, who recently opened his own restaurant.

These men would do anything for one another and I loved reading about how close they were.

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One day, when Lucas is coming home from a club-night with his best friends, he is attacked by 3 men, who left him battered and broken in an alley. They also give him the message to give up some of his property, that he recently bought.

Knowing this wasn’t a random attack, Rowe assigns a bodyguard from his firm to Lucas, the big, strong and handsome Andrei. Lucas feels an instant attraction for the bodyguard, but the problem is…he doesn’t do repeats. He also doesn’t date men. He may be bi, but men are just for sex….having a relationship with one, is not in his carefully constructed plans. Since the man is his bodyguard and escaping him after a hot fuck won’t be an option…

Lucas will have to keep his lust in check.

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Then there is also the fact that Andrei is straight…or at least he seems to be…

Andrei feels an instant spark for the man he is supposed to protect. Which confused him a little. He has been with some men in the past, but that was only drunken play, without any feelings or attraction. Maybe he isn’t as straight as he thought he was…

The sexual tension building between these two men was delicious and of course, it was only a matter of time before they came together in a hot explosion. 😉
Andrei may not have as much experience with men as Lucas, but he sure knew how to keep things hot…

He sure had the dirty talk down. 😉

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While they explore their sexual relationship, the threats increase. There are shootings and notes and things seem to become more dangerous… When they find out that Lucas is being targeted by underground fighters, Andrei decides to take up his old job as an underground fighter himself and go undercover to try and help Lucas find out who’s behind all of this.

But things don’t always go as planned….and now not only Lucas is in danger.

I was really sucked in by the suspense in this story as well as all the awesome characters !! I only wish there would have been a bit more (sexual) interaction between Lucas and Andrei. These two were very hot together, but they didn’t really have a lot of time exploring, because of Andrei going undercover.

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I would have liked a bit more towards the end. The book ended so abruptly and while I understand that there will be more books, I don’t think they will be about the intimate relationship between Lucas and Andrei. For me, this was not really an HEA but more an HFN.

I’m really curious about Snow’s book…that man was awesome !!

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~*~The Secrets in My Scowl by A.E. Via~*~

 ~*~ Highly Recommend~*~

The Secrets in My Scowl

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Kindle Edition, 311 pages

 This book is a standalone


  ⇓Description⇓

Sparks ignite and tempers flare when a sexy, optimistic wedding planner moves his business in across the hall from a jilted, divorce lawyer’s practice.

“Look smart ass. This is the last time I’m going to remind you about breaking sections of the lease. If there’s a next time, I won’t stop until you and your frilly, white wedding shit is thrown out of here. Do you got it?!”
Wylde looked in Jacob’s pained eyes and answered in his deep voice. “Yeah, counselor. I got it.”

32072126From high school, up until he became a successful attorney Jacob Snowden was convinced that love had it out for him. “Everyone left,” were the words he lived by. His mother, his high school sweetheart, his father, and his fiancé, all left Jacob just when he felt it was safe to let down his guard. Not any longer. Jacob was a determined man, set at keeping people at a distance. If his six foot one, military-made body didn’t scare people off, his permanent scowl surely did. At almost forty, Jacob’s social life was non-existent, but he told himself his work fulfilled him. He helped people get out of their loveless marriages. Jacob Snowden was one of the best divorce lawyers on the east coast and was damn proud of it. So, imagine his disdain when a wedding planner moves into the suite directly adjacent to his… an insanely masculine, male wedding planner.


Wylde Sterling had made quite a name for himself in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, working for a wedding planner that catered to the elite. He was known for his charm and impeccable taste. Yep, he was incredible at giving couples the wedding of their dreams. But he wanted nothing more than to plan his own. After striking out in love more times than he cared to admit, Wylde decided to start his own business in a new city, hoping Richmond would give him a fresh start. Things started out wonderfully – until he started to piss off the angry divorce attorney next door.

Wylde could see past Jacob’s mean scowl, knowing there was a reason for it. It was the man’s defense mechanism, his means of keeping people away. Everything in Wylde told him to stay away, but he believed Jacob just needed to meet a man who had been hurt as badly as he had.

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Posted in *****5 Stars*****, By Rating, Home, LGBT Books, Review by~Judith~

Review by Judith

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Guns n’ Boys: He Is Poison (Guns n’ Boys #1)

by K.A. Merikan

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HOLY HELL!! ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS!!

Gold star rating with five golden stars

MAFIA,HOT MEN,EXTREMELY HOT SEX.

DOM AND SETH ARE MY NEW FAVOURITE M/M COUPLE…

Well,I don’t know why I waited so long to read these books…if you’re into dark M/M Erotica these will definitely hit the spot.


Seth Villani

Seth Villani is part of a powerful Italian Mafia family.He does not embrace the lifestyle at all and 5 years ago tried to distance himself from them and has built a comfortable life for himself in America.
His world is turned upside down when due to his family he is kidnapped.


Domenico Acerbi

Domenico Acerbi( and yes this is the reason for all the hot long haired men I’ve posted in

my updates..I’ll admit I was a happy girl imagining this guy) is the man who rescues him and is assigned as his protector.

As Seth is announced as being the next Don,upon his father’s death,Dom has the task of training him and trying to toughen him up.Seth is not one who is interested in the Mafia life at all….


I loved both these characters and together they had great chemistry….but Dom is definitely my favorite.He’s bossy,aggressive and so damn sexy…I had quite a few Grrrr moments imagining him…


There is dubious content,so be warned.

(spoiler)  they’re half brothers and sexual coercion is involved 

This didn’t bother me at all….in fact,the more taboo,the more I love it.

I’ve read books by these Authors before so I kind of knew what to expect…but,this is in a different league…so hot and so dirty but SO GOOD!!

This is not a fluffy M/M story at all and is definitely on the dark side.Won’t be for everyone but I just loved it!!!

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Review by Judith

Crossroads (Crossroads #1)by Riley Hart

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****4STARS****

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Well my favorite kind of M/M book is when there is one straight guy but here they are both straight ( a first for me)

Nick has just moved into a new place after his divorce.He’s worked hard to get where he is,running his own restaurant.

Bryce moves next door a few days later.


Bryce has had trouble putting down roots in the past.He has moved from one job to another with not much commitment until he opens his motorcycle repair shop,something he is very passionate about.

The two men get on really well and quickly form a strong friendship.They get into a routine,getting together every Saturday for weeks as friends.As their friendship develops they both fight the sexual attraction to each other until Bryce makes a move one night.


The sexual tension between them is extremely HOT as they both battle with the feelings they have for each other.

“You’re the only risk I’ve ever taken,Nick.Nothing else could hurt me except you”


The story is a simple one.Two straight men who have never been attracted to men before.

To me ,this wasn’t about being gay,bi or straight.It’s a story of two people who fall in love with each other, who happen to be the same sex.

Totally recommend for fans of M/M romance….


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~*~Murmuration by T.J. Klune~*~

 ~*~ Highly Recommend~*~

Murmuration by T.J. Klune

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Kindle Edition, 364 pages

 This book is a standalone


⇓Description⇓

In the small mountain town of Amorea, it’s stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.

The people here know certain things as fact:
Amorea is the best little town there is.
The only good Commie is a dead Commie.
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The Women’s Club of Amorea runs the town with an immaculately gloved fist.

And bookstore owner Mike Frazier loves that boy down at the dinner, Sean Mellgard. Why they haven’t gotten their acts together is anybody’s guess. It may be the world’s longest courtship, but no one can deny the way they look at each other.
Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say.

But something’s wrong with Mike. He hears voices in his house late at night. There are shadows crawling along the walls and great clouds of birds overhead that only he can see.

Something’s happening in Amorea. And Mike will do whatever he can to keep the man he loves.

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~*~White House series by Katy Evans~*~

~*~ Highly Recommend~*~

Mr. President by Katy Evans

Genre: Contemporary,Erotic /Romance
Kindle Edition, 280 pages    

 The books in White House series should be read in order

⇓Description⇓  


He’s won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a boy like him.
He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.

32468167Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I’m determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I’m helpless to resist.

We’re stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart but Matt’s chance at the presidency on the line.

Winning will take everything.
Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.


Commander in Chief (White House #2)

Expected publication: 11 January  2017

The sequel to the sizzling love story that began in Mr. President

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