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~Review~ Moment Of Fate by Karen Stivali~

 

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Moment Of Fate (Moments In Time #5) 

by Karen Stivali

*****5 Stars*****

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Absolutely loved this!

I loved everything about this book.The writing, the characters, the sex, the feelings.I really didn’t want it to end.I’ve read a few really good books in the last few weeks and this is way up there with them….it may even be top of the pile!I don’t know how she’s done it but Karen Stivali has created passion, chemistry, and feelings that just felt so real.


Bryan is a photography student in his final year, juggling his schoolwork and also playing in a band.For reasons that are explained, he’s given up sex for a year but his celibacy is about to be severely tested when he meets Oliver.


Oliver was engaged to his high school best friend. A convenient arrangement for both of them until she finds someone she doesn’t just love but has fallen in love with.(Don’t worry, no cheating, and Oliver is more than happy that she has found true love ).
Oliver re-evaluates his life, he comes out to his family, leaves his hometown and moves to New York, determined to embrace his sexuality.


The intensity between them is evident from the start but it’s so much more than insta lust, believe me.They become friends first with Bryan introducing Oliver to the NY gay scene.Bryan has problems of his own, though and it’s not just that he’s been hurt in love before.The last thing he’s really looking for is any kind of relationship.

“You called me your guardian angel and told me you thought fate had brought me into your life.”

I can’t explain how perfect these men are together and it’s not just sexually.Even when they are just hanging out together doing everyday things the connection between them feels so strong.


The sex scenes …

This is hot, I mean really hot, with some of the best sex scenes I’ve read. I really can’t explain but I think it’s down to the writing.Even when they’re filthy dirty it’s beautiful, you can feel the passion and intensity coming off the pages.

Highly recommended…..read it, I’m sure you’ll not be disappointed!!

An ARC of Moment Of Fate was generously provided by the authors, in exchange for an honest review.

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~Review~ Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley

 

 

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Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley

*****5 Stars*****

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So. Many. Feels…

WHY THE HELL DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THIS???

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At first glance, this seems to be a typical crime story. FBI Agent blackmails a criminal into testifying against his boss, they fall in love, the boss gets wind of the deal, both are on the run and were miraculously saved. End of story.

Nooo, not this time. Obviously, Shades of Gray has a crime plot, but first and foremost it is a romance. A beautifully written love story between two men on different sides of the law. You feel the chemistry between them virtually sizzling, but it is not just pure blind lust. From their first time together there is a tenderness, that grabbed my heart.


Miller and Danny are far from perfect, and yet for me, they are.

Miller Sutton, a somewhat disillusioned and job weary FBI Agent, who lived all his live in denial about his sexuality, about who he really is.tumblr_mx4wumIA281sjxsk8o1_500.gif (500×213)

Danny Butler, a drug runner whose bad choice got him to be delinquent when he was a teen, but who came to terms with it along the way, until some events -some decisions- made him question his choice.

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Then there is said drug lord who does not accept betrayal in any way and sends his sadistic killer after them…

Both men have to realize in a painful way that not everything is black and white. Not their situation and not the other person.


I never thought I would cry over a crime story someday… There were scenes in this book that were hard to take. I had tears streaming down my face while at the same time, I felt pure white-hot rage. And the apparent hopelessness of their situation honest-to-goodness made my chest constrict.

L'amour nous déchirera.


It makes me sad that the author apparently has chosen not to write any other books, but I can not be happier that I met Miller and Danny. I loved them both so hard, well, maybe Danny a little bit more. 😉 I know, I know… I’m late to the party and I could not add anything else that has not already been said in other reviews so I will leave it at that.

In case you are as late to the party as me, read this book, you won’t regret it! This goes straight onto my favorites shelf!!!

Highly recommended!

 

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