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~Review~Exposed by Bey Deckard~

 

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Author: Bey Deckard
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Page Count: 264 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Jan~
Rating: 2.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Note: This is not a BDSM novel and there is no D/s relationship.

With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely.

Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation and abuse are both eroding his confidence, and one night, at the river’s edge, he seeks solace in the rain, hoping to hide his tears.
The photographer and the virgin rock star share an accidental connection on that dark, drizzly night. When Greg invites Emyr back to his hotel room, no strings attached, the young man should have bolted. Instead, an odd sense of trust allows him to follow Greg’s lead.

When the camera comes out, Emyr learns the stage isn’t the only place he loves to perform as Greg touches something inside him that rarely awakens. Faced with a beautiful, talented boy whose soul is as lonely as his own, will Greg be able to face his past and come to terms with it, or will he run from the connection he so desperately desires?


imageedit_11_5093655094janbExposed by Bey Deckard

***2.5 Stars***2.5 st

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Exposed wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for.

Some bits I liked, others not so much.

It took me a while to grasp what wasn’t working for me, but by the end of it, it was clear.Greg’s character (Daddy) brought to the story a heavy and traumatic baggage from his past.

The author exposes Greg’s broken side, his vulnerability, insecurities, and fears of leading a dominant relationship again. Add to all that, an extra and new aggravating factor: an age gap of 20 years. Greg was scared and thus always holding something back, when the other part, Emyr, wanted to get into this shite heads in!

Hot:

This combo wasn’t appealing to me.

It was like throwing a damp towel on all my dirty expectations. You have a kink? Daddy kink? Whatever kink? Own your shit.Sometimes, a bit of depth and angst mixed with kink works for me. This time, it failed.

I am sure this will work brilliantly for some readers. I for one was looking for something more shameless.

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~Review~No Regrets by Nicky James~

 

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No Regrets by Nicky James

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

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A truly moving love story

There is a note to the reader at the start of this book, from the Author.I’m only going to quote her final words and hopefully, that will be enough to convince anyone to read this amazing book.

No one will die in this book.You will not journey with Landon to his end.Instead, you will walk beside him and watch him live.

I knew reading this would be painful for me as someone very close to me had the exact same illness Landon has.I knew all those memories would come flooding back and they did but I wouldn’t have missed reading this for anything.


Landon is 26 and has a terminal illness.

He’s working his way through his bucket list and while he’s in China he meets Abel. Abel is like a breath of fresh air….he’s pushy but so endearing. Landon is happy in his own company, he’s resigned to the fact he can’t let anyone get close to him.

But Abel has other ideas…

After their initial encounter they bump into each other again and no matter how hard he tries Landon can’t seem to deter Abel.One of the things on his bucket list is to have sex with a stranger so Landon thinks why not?

It was only supposed to be a one night stand…


Landon and Abel are two of the most engaging characters I’ve read about and together they are perfect.
I had a lump in my throat more than once reading this.

I felt…
Every emotion.
Every struggle.
Every happy moment.
Every sad moment.


The message is a strong one and it’s so beautifully written.

Life is for living!

Take every moment, and if you’re lucky enough to find that special person to share it with-grasp it with both hands and don’t let go.

“I love you, Abel, as much as you’ve made this harder on me, you’ve made my life a million times brighter.No regrets, okay?”


This book ended with hope for me.
Hope, that these two amazing men get to share their lives'(however short) together.

Landon and Abels’ story is just beautiful.

Highly recommended!

A copy of No Regrets was given to me by Nicky James for an honest review.

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