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 Author Tal Bauer on the new release of the book,

~Enemy Within (The Executive Office, Book 3)~

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Title: Enemy Within
Series: The Executive Office, Book 3
Author: Tal Bauer
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: 3/28/2017
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 176 K
Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense

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Synopsis

The White House, infiltrated.
The president, running for his life.
A traitorous general, intent on burning the world to the ground.

When everything falls apart, who do you trust?

President Jack Spiers fled Washington DC on the heels of a devastating attack on CIA headquarters, masterminded by one of America’s own, former General Porter Madigan. While the world believes Jack was killed in the bombing, he embarks on a wild infiltration mission, smuggling himself into occupied Russia to rescue the love of his life: former Secret Service Agent and First Gentleman Ethan Reichenbach.

Reunited, Jack, Ethan, and deposed Russian president Sergey Puchkov, along with President Elizabeth Wall—the only person left in Washington DC who Jack trusts—must work together. They piece together a desperate plan, hunting Madigan to the ends of the earth and the bitter frigidity of the Arctic, where Madigan’s world-shattering doomsday plan comes together.

Outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and outgunned, Jack, Ethan, Sergey, and the rest of the team struggle to put a stop to Madigan and his army. In the desolate extremes of the Arctic, their resolve, their strength, and even their love is tested, pushed to the absolute limits as choices must be made: choices that pit the fate of the world against the love in their hearts, and the loves of their life.

As the world crumbles around them, Jack and Ethan find themselves waging a war on two fronts—against an enemy they can see, and another, hiding within their ranks.

Who can be trusted when the enemy is within you?


⇓ Review~Enemy Within ⇓

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Excerpt

The sounds of the convoy coming alive in the frosty morning started clattering through their patch of snowy forest. Grumbled Russian, slamming doors and squeaky metal hinges, the crackle of logs in a fire, and the clang of pots and pans that Vasily insisted on bringing from Volga.

Jack nuzzled at Ethan’s neck, and the roughness of his beard, grown thick in the five days they’d been on the road, scratched over Ethan’s skin just before Jack dropped a kiss beneath his jaw. “Morning, love.”

Ethan smiled down at him, de-cocked his pistol, and slid it into his hip holster beneath their blankets. He wrapped both arms around Jack as Jack turned and faced him. “How are you? Are you warm enough?” As Ethan spoke, his breath clouded the air between them.

“I’m good.” Jack peeled off his gloves beneath the blankets and snaked his warm hands up under Ethan’s jacket and sweater. His gentle, searching fingers found the long line of ragged stitches in Ethan’s side.

Ethan flinched.

“Sorry. You know we need to check them.” Carefully, Jack felt around the stitches, testing the skin, and then rested his palm over the top of the mostly-healed wound. “No heat. No swelling. No pus. No infection.” He smiled. “You had me worried after yesterday.”

Ethan ducked his head, his cheeks warming. While rummaging through an abandoned barn, he’d walked right through a rotted-out baseboard and fallen into a cellar, into the rough, loose earth. Not his finest moment. They’d wrangled some supplies, but he’d come away filthy and bruised, his ego smarting. Jack’s worried eyes and his gentle ministrations after they’d stopped for the night had helped sooth the ache.

Jack’s gaze darted over Ethan’s face, searching. He frowned. “Did you get any sleep?”

“Some.”

“Liar.” Arching an eyebrow, Jack sat back but kept his hands under Ethan’s clothes and on his skin. “You should let me watch over you at night, too.”

“I’d rather do it. I have you close to me.” He patted his hip and his holstered weapon. “I have constant protection on you all night long. There’s no way anyone can get to you. Not without going through me.”

“Literally.” Jack smiled, but it faded fast. “I’ll drive during the day again. Rest, and let me watch over you.” He squeezed Ethan’s hip as if to emphasize his point.

Ethan nodded, and the corners of his lips quirked up. This was new, this give and take of caretaking and watching out for each other. In DC, at the White House, there had been their jobs and their duties and the world to react to. They took care of slights and wounds inflicted by the press, their suits and ties a kind of armor against the world. Out in the wilderness, in the forest, they’d fallen into a different kind of caretaking. A sharing of two lives, each supporting the other’s existence. It was primal, in a way, how they had fused together. Half of his life was in Jack’s hands, and instead of feeling vulnerable, it was the most natural feeling in the world. “Deal.” Leaning forward, he pressed a kiss to Jack’s lips.

A question hovered in the forefront of Ethan’s mind, weighing on his thoughts. Every morning, he felt the weight of his secret resting over his heart: two rings, made before the world fell apart around them. Some moments, asking Jack was on the tip of his tongue, ready to tumble from his lips with his next breath. He forced himself to swallow the words. Not yet. It wasn’t the right time. Not yet.

Jack leaned into Ethan, and his hands wound around Ethan’s back beneath his sweater. “At some point, we won’t be sleeping in this jeep anymore,” he whispered into their kiss. “We’ll have room to stretch out… share a sleeping bag…”

Smiling, Ethan pulled off his gloves and brought his hands up to Jack’s face, his thumbs caressing Jack’s cheeks. “We don’t need a sleeping bag…” One hand snaked around Jack’s neck, and the other dropped to his hip.

In a flash, he flipped Jack, laying him on his back across the bench seat. Jack wrapped his legs around Ethan’s waist as Ethan slid his hands through Jack’s blond strands.

Jack grabbed his shoulders and pulled Ethan closer, his legs tightening and holding Ethan in place. He captured Ethan’s lips, kissing greedily as his hips rocked upward. Even through the layers they wore, Ethan felt Jack’s hard cock, pressing against his own.

“I want you,” Jack breathed. “I want you to make love to me.”

Ethan’s blood burned, searing through his body from his head to his toes, and part of him wanted to tilt Jack’s head back and ravage his throat, work his way down, unwrap him like a present until he found his cock. Suck him deep. Work him open with his tongue until Jack begged for more, and then sink his cock into Jack’s warm, tight body. Jesus, he wanted Jack. So much.

The springs on the jeep’s suspension squeaked with their rocking, and the tires groaned and crunched against the snow on the ground. In the distance, low chuckles sounded, and one catcall.

Deflating, Ethan dropped his forehead to Jack’s chest. He rode Jack’s deep, heaving breaths and listened to his racing heartbeat. “I don’t want an audience when I make love to you again.”

Jack’s legs dropped, one falling over the back of the front seat, and the other squishing against the window. His hands stroked over Ethan’s back and tangled in his hair. “I don’t want to have to be quiet.”

“Jesus.” Ethan gripped Jack and surged against him, thrusting against his hard cock once more. “That’s not helping.”

Smiling, Jack rocked his hips up once and then scooted backward, propping himself up on his elbows as Ethan sat back and tried to straighten out his clothes. A prominent bulge strained the front of his cargo pants. He ached, nearly painfully hard for Jack.

From the center of the camp, Scott called, “Coffee’s ready if you are!”

Rumbling laughter, deep and throaty, from nearly all the men.

Shaking his head, Jack started to pull himself together next to Ethan and fished out his balaclava from the pocket of his cargo pants. Outside of the jeep, he wore a full-face balaclava and, on their drive, he kept everything but his eyes covered. Ethan insisted, and Scott and Sergey both backed him up. The members of their convoy, of course, knew who Jack was, and just after Jack had shown up, Sergey had delivered a scathing speech in Russian to his people that had had even Ethan flinching, though he didn’t understand a word that had been said. But, they were traveling through a war zone, parts of Russia that were contested in the coup, under attack from Moroshkin’s forces, and that had been bombed by the United States and other nations, all trying to stop Moroshkin.

Who knew what was out there, or who was out there. Jack was, to the world, brain dead in Bethesda Naval Hospital. A front-page picture of him alive and well in Russia would go over as well as a nuclear bomb.

“Scott came by?” Jack tucked his undershirt into his pants, taking a moment to readjust. His cheeks were dusted crimson, a faint flush that Ethan wanted to nibble.

“Yeah.” He tore his eyes away from Jack and fanned the bottom of his sweater, trying to cool his body.

“How’d the scouting go?”

“The route is clear for the morning. More abandoned villages. They found fuel and some supplies. Vasily is cooking eggs.” Ethan reached out, and his fingers traced Jack’s spine through his sweater and jacket. “And you should talk to Sergey.”

Turning, Jack stared at Ethan.

“I think Scott’s worried about him.” A tight, strained smile, curved his lips. “And that’s saying something.” Scott’s trust in Sergey, and in their Russian allies, extended from meal to meal. Day to day, hour by hour. If everything came apart, Scott would be the first to say “I knew it”.

“He hasn’t wanted to talk to me.” Swallowing, Jack leaned back with a sigh. His hands dropped to his lap, and he picked at the wool fibers of the balaclava. “He’s kept his distance since Volga. I’m not sure I’m the person he wants to see right now.”

Nodding slowly, Ethan frowned. Sergey’s harsh accusations, thrown at Jack at Volga air base, had been the last direct contact the two had. “After all this time, you think he’s pulling away because of…”

Because of their love? Because he and Jack were together? Because Sergey had been loved by a gay man? Was this some kind of reaction, a fear that falling in love with another man “was contagious”, as he’d hurled at Jack?

“He’s pulled back before.” Jack sat forward, slipped the balaclava over his head. He tugged it down around his neck. “I want to do the right thing by him. I don’t want to piss him off.” He frowned, deep lines furrowing his brow. “But, no matter what else is going on, he’s devastated about losing Sasha. I remember what it felt like when I thought you were dead. I can at least try to talk to him about that.”

Ethan’s chest constricted, and his heart almost seized. Was it only a week ago that he’d thought Jack was dead and gone as well? Never, ever, again. He’d do everything in his power to keep Jack safe, keep him from ever coming to harm. And, he’d never lose faith like that again, either. The darkness that had swallowed him on his race from Saudi Arabia to Russia. The emptiness, the silent scream within his soul. The way he had wanted to die, had begged the world to kill him.

Together. They’d face everything together from now on. No matter what.

Adjusting the balaclava, Jack leaned over and pressed a chaste kiss to Ethan’s lips. “Time to face the music, love.”

Ethan pulled out his own balaclava, tugged it down around his neck, and gripped the door handle. They piled out of the back of the jeep, and Ethan caught the smothered grins and barks of laughter sent their way. Scott raised a dented metal mug toward them both. Jack headed for him, and for the small fire on which Vasily was cooking.

One of the Russians who went out with Scott every morning, Aleksey, slid up to Ethan. Middle-aged, Aleksey had been a federal police officer in Sochi and had fought back with Sergey against Moroshkin and Madigan’s forces the night of the coup. Now, he was one of Sergey’s officers in the insurgency. He had a small beer gut and a thick salt and pepper mustache beneath ruddy, pockmarked cheeks, a quick, sharp smile, and perpetually messy hair.

His eyes glittered as he clapped Ethan on the back. “You are good Russian lover!” he crowed. “Quick!”

Others laughed, and Ethan spied Jack smothering his grin and rolling his eyes as he took the coffee Scott offered. Scott shrugged and hid his smile in his next sip.

Ethan clapped Aleksey on the upper arm, smiling along with the others. When he and Jack had first met the men in Sergey’s insurgency, they’d worried about how they would be received. Two men in love in a country where only months before, Sasha had almost been killed for being gay. Another man, Evgeni Konnikov, had been murdered.

Sergey’s men, however, had been nothing but accepting. They were believers in Sergey’s government, after all, and Sergey had made equality a foundational platform of his politics and administration.

They just showed that acceptance through good Russian ribbing and teasing. The more ribald the better.

“If we had actually got going,” Ethan began, winking first at Jack and then sending Aleksey a grin, “we’d be here for days.”

More laughter. Aleksey wagged his finger in Ethan’s face and squeezed his elbow before handing him a cup of bitter, sludgy coffee. Vasily waved him and Jack over, and he scooped the last of the eggs into a scavenged plastic bowl they shared. “I save for you,” Vasily said, pointing to them both.

Jack thanked him. As they ate, Ethan spotted Sergey standing in front of his jeep, his hands resting flat on a spread-out map of Russia draped over the hood with his head bowed low. He looked up, and his piercing gaze fell on Jack. There was a moment where his face flickered, something dark passing through his eyes, but it was gone before Ethan could catch it.

And then, Sergey folded up his map and climbed into the driver’s side of his jeep. He kept his eyes downcast, not once looking at Jack again.


Meet the Author

Tal Bauer is an award-winning and best-selling author of LGBT romantic thrillers, bringing together a career in law enforcement and international humanitarian aid to create dynamic characters, intriguing plots, and exotic locations. Tal is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America.

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~Release Day Review~Enemy Within by Tal Bauer~

 

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Title: Enemy Within
Series: The Executive Office, Book 3
Author: Tal Bauer
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: 3/28/2017
Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense

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~Synopsis~

The White House, infiltrated.
The president, running for his life.
A traitorous general, intent on burning the world to the ground.

When everything falls apart, who do you trust?

President Jack Spiers fled Washington DC on the heels of a devastating attack on CIA headquarters, masterminded by one of America’s own, former General Porter Madigan. While the world believes Jack was killed in the bombing, he embarks on a wild infiltration mission, smuggling himself into occupied Russia to rescue the love of his life: former Secret Service Agent and First Gentleman Ethan Reichenbach.

Reunited, Jack, Ethan, and deposed Russian president Sergey Puchkov, along with President Elizabeth Wall—the only person left in Washington DC who Jack trusts—must work together. They piece together a desperate plan, hunting Madigan to the ends of the earth and the bitter frigidity of the Arctic, where Madigan’s world-shattering doomsday plan comes together.

Outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and outgunned, Jack, Ethan, Sergey, and the rest of the team struggle to put a stop to Madigan and his army. In the desolate extremes of the Arctic, their resolve, their strength, and even their love is tested, pushed to the absolute limits as choices must be made: choices that pit the fate of the world against the love in their hearts, and the loves of their life.

As the world crumbles around them, Jack and Ethan find themselves waging a war on two fronts—against an enemy they can see, and another, hiding within their ranks.

Who can be trusted when the enemy is within you?

~Purchase Links~

Amazon | Smashwords 


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Enemy Within (The Executive Office #3)

by Tal Bauer

*****5 Completely-Blown-Away Stars*****

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Enemy Within picks up right where Enemy of my Enemy ended and Jack, Ethan, Sergey, Sasha, Adam and Faisal and all the others try to stop former General Madigan and his henchmen from pursuing his idea of “a new dawn rising”, from creating a new world order by destroying everything known to mankind at any sacrifice, which would not only affect America, but the world in its entirety. To make things worse, each step to achieve their goal is endangered by Madigan’s followers who already infiltrated them on the inside. With just a few men against an army, outmanned and outgunned, the odds are against them and their time is running out.

By scattering our heroes all over the northern hemisphere, Tal Bauer sends us on one hell of a ride…that will make you clutch at any straw for a moment to breathe…


I will keep this review as spoiler-free as possible so I won’t go into detail about the storyline.

I just promise you that you will be sitting most of the time on the edge of your seat. Well, umm, at least that is what I did. I could not sit still and I fidgeting the whole time. I am even pretty sure that I discovered the one or other gray hair when I looked in the mirror today, that what is left of tearing it out I mean. There are lots of jaw-dropping situations where I wondered if one of the characters I came to love so much during all the books would make it and…I am more than happy that Ethan kept Jack in good shape, beforehand…

…so he was able to keep up with the other guys.


Of course, there are also scenes that made me laugh out loud due to a certain adorkable Secret Service Agent and others that made me cry -sob even- when it was questionable if Jack and Ethan, Sergey and Sasha or Adam and Faisal would see the love of their lives, respectively each other again.

But most of all, each and every swoon-worthy moment was the one thing that conjured a goofy grin on my face and made each situation when my heart leaped into my throat that much more bearable.These moments kept the balance in this book. These moments helped the characters…

…to have some time for themselves, some time to recover…

…and not only them but me too. 😀


Obviously, suspending your disbelief seems to be once again mandatory, but for one thing, the story takes place in the near future and who knows what will be feasible by then and for another thing,…

…thinking about the current political situation, this

Our leaders must be accessible. They must be trustworthy. If our leadership is not accessible, honest, and accountable, we run the risk of our nation sliding into a degradation of democracy and a despairing illusion of freedom.

… leaves some doubts about the story being that far-fetched.


Tal Bauer did once again a great job with his research, be it regarding locations, religion or events that actually took place at some point and which he included perfectly into the story. If you are interested in more details, make sure to read the author’s notes at the end of the book.

The circle story is complete, everything is wrapped up, but the author left the door open to continue with the series at some point down the line. Well, it is pretty rare for me that I love each and every character in a book -at least the good guys-, and yes, okay, Adam and Faisal are still my favorites, but this being the case…

…I so wouldn’t mind a sequel. I WANT MORE!!!

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~Release Day Review~Harmless by Nicole Edwards~

 

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Title: Harmless
Author: Nicole Edwards
Series: Pier 70, Book #4
Genre: Adult, MM Romance
Published: March 28, 2017

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He’s got a secret…
 
Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is until he no longer has the option.
He’s got a secret, too…
 
Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.
Some secrets are too big to keep.
 

Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.

Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or — thanks to the way the cards have been dealt — will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?

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Harmless (Pier 70 #4) by Nicole Edwards

*****4.5 Stars*****

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I am a huge Nicole Edwards fan.

I have read many of her books and “Ethan” was actually one of the first MM books I’ve ever read. Needless to say, is that I loved that book and have been reading a lot of MM ever since. Now don’t get me wrong, I still read MF and Nicole Edwards is also one of my favorite MF and MMF authors. So yes…there was some fangirling going on when I received an ARC for this book!

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First things first…This book can be read as a stand-alone…

…though I would very much recommend the 3 books in this series that came before this one. It would also help you understand the dynamics between the characters better. Also, one of the main MC’s is a hockey player from the “Austin Arrows” series. So far both books in that series are MF, but who knows what’s in store for the future…

(please Nicole give us some more MM or MMF books)

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Anyways, this time we get Roan’s story. Those of you who have read the previous book, know that something has been up with Roan for a while. None of his friends, however, seem to know what’s been going on, they only know that Roan has been taking care of his drug-addicted sister. If it’s up to Roan, he will keep it that way. Some things are better not shared and his sister is one of those things.

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When he’s at a bar one night he meets Colton Seguine (Seg). At first, he’s not really interested in talking to the man, but he soon learns, that the presumably straight and famous hockey player is coming on to him….and when he offers a one night stand, with no strings attached…

…who could say no to that. Not Roan…

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What happens next, has to be one of the hottest sex scenes, I have ever read. One thing is always certain, when reading a Nicole Edwards book and that is the fact, that it will be a HOT read !! Which it was…I actually found myself blushing…

“I want to feel you.”  “Let me feel you Seg. Let me slide my cock deep into your ass and feel you”. …”Let me Seg. Let me be the first man to take your virgin ass.” 

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Hot damn..these two burned the sheets. Problem is, that this one night was supposed to be one night of harmless fun, but it turns out that it’s anything but…

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After their night of fun, they both go their separate ways, but neither of them is able to forget about their night together and the connection they shared.


Many months later they come face to face once again and Seg isn’t ready to let go of what could be between the two of them. But being an “in the closet” hockey player doesn’t make things easy. Roan is dealing with his own problems at home. From one day to the next Roan’s life takes a turn and even though he really likes Seg and wants to be with the man…he has to get his priorities straight.

Will these two be able to choose for their own happiness…. I would say, read the book and find out !!

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I really enjoyed reading this one and I am so sad, that with this book we’ve come to an end of this series. I just hope, that there will be much more MM books in the future.

Highly recommended!

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~Review~Rough by Sybil Bartel~

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Title: Rough
Author: Sybil Bartel
Series: Thrust, Book #2
Publisher: Sybil Bartel
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Genre(s): Erotic Romance

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I’m not your boyfriend. I’m not the guy next door. I don’t even play nice.

My hands twisting in your hair, my whispered demand in your ear—I’m the fantasy you’ll wish you never had.

When I’m through with you, every inch of your body will know where I’ve been. Your only thought will be the insatiable ache between your legs as my name drags across your lips. You won’t crave more, you’ll beg for it. Because I’m not just a cocky smile with military hardened muscles you paid five grand for—I’m the experience you’ll never forget.

One night with me and you’ll know exactly why women pay me to be rough.

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Rough (Thrust #2) by Sybil Bartel

*****4.5 Stars*****

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WoW!…And I do mean…OMG…WoW… 😀

This is my first read of Sybil Bartel and it most certainly won’t be my last. OMG…if I knew this author can write so HOT I wouldn’t wait this long to read some of her’s books. I couldn’t put this book down.


The story starts with our hero, Jared… Ex-Marine,  a hot and sexy guy, with light brown eyes and dirty blond hair, who for the last three years works as a male escort. He doesn’t do this for the money but he makes it because he enjoys the control.  He’s a dominant alpha. He doesn’t  involve himself in any emotional relationship, no strings.

He is rough, strong, blunt and aggressive.

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And the ladies pay big money for him to be just like that. He comes, works you out and pretty damn good, then he gets his payment, and goes away, ..just like that. Ohhh…but how good he works….Mmm. 😀


When Sienna enters into the picture, or should I say, enters into his business, when he has to work her…things change. He knows he should stay away from her but, he finds her irresistible and as much as he wants to stay away from her he’s more drawn to her.

Sienna is a preacher’s daughter, she’s the opposite of everything…

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…and from the moment he meets her, he want’s her just because she looks innocent and pure. A sexy redhead with green eyes.

He want’s to ravish her, to make her dirty.

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After her break-up with her “boyfriend”, Sienna hire’s the escort service to regain some control in her life and for revenge. When she meets Jared, she is scared of him, but the attraction is stronger.I liked Jared for his aggression and bully stuff but it was some moments when I wanted to kick his butt…


I really liked the story…and it was soo hot. I liked the intrigue, and the plot drew me to want to read the book.

I wanted more action and more suspense…but overall was a great story, a great reading and I will definitely read the next books in this series and other books by this author.

Highly recommended!


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~Review~Whiskey Business by Avon Gale~

 

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*****4.5 Stars*****

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I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by this Author before….loved it.

Oh, how I loved this.

Delightful characters,
Great setting,
Humour,
Just enough sexy times,
Brilliant chemistry between Adam and Ryder,
And….dirty talk…YES!!


Ryder is young, hip, and seriously hot.

He’s running his families bourbon business-it’s been in his family for years.He’s reluctant to sell the recipe for Hanged Man Bourbon….but needs must.


Adam is stuffy, closeted, and uptight.

Sent by Bluegrass Bourbon( the company who have bought the recipe ) to check over the business and send a report back.


Sparks fly between them but the chemistry is evident from the start.I loved the small town setting with all the quirky residents and it’s so funny at times, I’m sure I had a huge smile on my face virtually the whole time I was reading it.

“You’re gay. He’s gay. And you two did the horizontal tango….or whatever the phrase is. I don’t know. Robert doesn’t tango much anymore, horizontal or otherwise….”


These two are super sexy when they get going with some delicious dirty talk from Adam.And he definitely likes to take charge in the bedroom….or any other surface.

“Adam moved quickly and deposited Ryder on the table. He was all flushed and breathing hard, disheveled and staring at Ryder as though he were the dinner they’d forgotten to eat.”

Totally loved it!!
Highly recommended!!

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~Review~Guest House by Sasha Jayne Moretti~

 

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Guest House (Menage Romance, #1) 

by Sasha Jayne Moretti

****3.5 Stars****

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Well ……this book was pretty interesting and HOTTTT.

Since I’ve read M/M books, I wondered if F/F books existed. Now I know they’re out there and I have to find the one good for me. But this book is a little different, with a guy between the girls.

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Taryn is a college student who planned to spend her spring break with her friends. Live her life for once. Because she never lived the moment, like other kids her age. She had a part-time job because she needed money to sustain herself in college, and the rest of the time she studies intensely to be on the top of her class.

But everything changes when she learns that the grant had fallen through, and now she is forced to spend every penny she saved from her part-time job to pay the tuition balance. All her plans are ruined until she runs–like literally–into…

…her favorite and the most gorgeous professor from her classes.

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He invites her for dinner to his house.

During the dinner in his home with his supermodel sexy wife, they offer their guest house to Taryn for free.It doesn’t take long for Taryn to realize that the sexy couple has other plans for her. But what surprises her the most is the instant sexual attraction she feels for the couple and how much she wishes to be invited into their bed.

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Taryn, the character was a bit confusing to me. Although she was a virgin, were some moments where she was not innocent in the sex stuff, but also some moments where she was.

Natasha, to my opinion, was a little different. I don’t know how to say this. Although she was the wife, I felt her like the second, like she was some extra. Thru the book I’ve always waited for her to make a scene, to be jealous. But no.

That’s because is an M/F/F book…

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…and the sex between them was hot hot HOT.
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Matt (The Profesor) was intense, dominant and demanding like an alfa male. And most of the time I thought he was more attracted to Taryn then his wife. Like he wanted Taryn to himself.

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Thru the book, I’ve been wondering how the book will end, and how their relationship will evolve. I’ve had a various moment’s when I thought that her best friend is a real bitch and she is envious of Taryn, but no. She proved to be a real friend and she made sense of what she told her.

What I didn’t expect was the end of the book.

The book was good, unexpectedly good and HOT. I didn’t expect to like it so much.

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~Release Blitz~Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige~

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Dirty Filthy Rich Men,

an all-new sexy, contemporary romance from

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Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige
Publication Date: March 27th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance, and dirty, filthy rich men.

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When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.

This time, I’m ready. I’ve been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.

But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.

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~Release Day Review~Hot for the Fireman by Gina L. Maxwell~

 

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Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Boston Heat, Book #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: March 27, 2017
Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Law Enforcement/Firemen

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Ex-Army Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens to have first hand experience…

Of all the men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones’ office, why did it have to be him? Her one-night stand isn’t playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he’s blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that’s what it takes to make him see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry between them is combustible? She’s a professional, damn it. She’ll date Mr. I’m Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.

It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take…

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Hot for the Fireman (Boston Heat #1)

by Gina L. Maxwell

*****4.5 Stars*****

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Wow….Hot and Hilarious!

This is my second book read by this author and I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Gina L. Maxwell. She has a unique style. Just unmistakeable. For me at least. This book was just hilarious as hell and super HOT. 

Yeah….she writes super hot.

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This book was also my second book with the military or former military, read…

…and I have no words to describe the feelings. It’s amazing. But we all know that the war is in no way amazing. Too much hurt and suffering. Too much horrible and horror images that mark every human being. I don’t know how and I will never understand how those people, (because we all know that in the military are both men and women) when they withdraw from the army, people who were in mission in Iraq or other parts, they can be normal people again. And by normal I mean a human being who continues living his/hers life, who makes a future. I am sure they are not NORMAL people again, mentally, because we all know that are some of them that they come back mutilated, and some of them they never come back again… 

I admire these people. People who have the courage, the guts, the strength and power to move on, or at least, trying to move forward. To make a new future and a new life, when they saw what they saw and live thru all that hell.


So as you can tell, this book contains a little part of the story, of such a soldier, a ranger soldier, who tries to move forward, who fights with his own demons.

This is the story of Lieutenant Erik Grady, former ranger soldier, now Boston firefighter, or…

” Hottie McBulgypants”.

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The book starts with a sexy stranger in the night, well…actually in a liquor store, with eyes like whiskey and dark hair. He’s a charming, determined, dominant, guy. A man who is every woman’s fantasy. And this time was Olivia’s fantasy and a one-night stand. One night with no compromises, no names exchanged, no information about each other…nothing.

They meet, they have a one-night stand and they return to their lives.

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Only,  life and fate had other plans.


Erik loves his job immensely. He also loves his real family and his brothers from the firehouse. His job is his life. So when his PTSD worsens and gives him panic attacks on his job, he is forced to see a therapist.

But when he meets his ‘Doc’…..fire’s in the house.

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” Leaning a shoulder against the doorway, thumbs hooked in his front pockets and one ankle crossed over the other, Olivia’s worst nightmare and favorite fantasy leveled her with his penetrating stare and wicked grin. “What’s up, Doc?”


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After two years of heartbreak, Olivia decides that she is ready to date again, but she is constantly disappointed. So when the sexy as sin stranger propose the one night stand, she agrees. And ‘Wolf’ sticks to the nickname. She leaves the hotel room with her WOLF in her thoughts and in her mind and for that, she is stuck to the spot in her chair when she meets her new patient.

I loved the second characters and can’t wait to read their story.

Highly recommended!

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~Review~Bonfires by Amy Lane~

 

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I loved this book so hard !!!

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First of all…this book isn’t just about two older men falling in love. It’s about family…family by blood and family by heart.

It’s about love and it’s about hate…but most of all, it’s about hope and standing up for your beliefs….

Aaron and Larx, have known each other for years, but the day Aaron sees Larx running without a shirt, everything changes….


Aaron is in his late 40’s, he’s a father of 1 awesome son and 2 daughters.

His wife died 10 years ago and Aaron has been single ever since. His daughters have left the nest, which leaves only his son Kirby living at home.Aaron has been working as the deputy sheriff for several years.

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He has always known he was bi-sexual, but he never did anything with it. He loved his wife and he was very happy with her. After her death, his time was spent working and raising his kids… Seeing his son’s teacher running down the side of the road, without his shirt on, however,  is stirring some feelings inside, feelings he thought were dead…..

One glimpse of that glistening, tan back, those rangy shoulders, the sweat-slicked black hair, and his libido woke up and started to pray to Cialis, goddess of horny middle-aged men.

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Larx (Lyman Larkin) has been teaching high school for a long time…

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… but recently he also got roped into being the school principal. Larx is also bi-sexual and before he married his ex-wife he did enjoy being with men…more so, than with women. Larx’s ex-wife doesn’t really play a role in this book, though it’s explained, that she’s a real piece of work and why Larx has sole custody of his two children. He has two daughters, one is already in college, the other one still lives at home.


His daughters, especially the younger one was quite awesome !! Actually, Larx himself was pretty awesome. He was definitely my favorite character and he made me laugh my ass off on multiple occasions….

“I have gray in my pubes…..My pubes, Aaron. I haven’t looked at them in seven years and they grew gray without me.”

I loved, how they went from friends to lovers. I loved, how they became a family of their own, even bringing in someone from the outside when he needed a home.


But things are never easy in a small town and haters are gonna hate…

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There was some awful bigotry in this book and some people that needed to bitch slapped hard !!

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Thankfully, there was also a lot of love and acceptance.

It was wonderful to see the MC’s,  as well as their friends and family, stand up for the rights of kids, fighting against racism and bigotry.

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They were grown men, nearing 50, but it didn’t feel ludicrous at all. Every touch, every whisper, every shiver between them was brand-new. It wasn’t young love-it was worse, bigger, more painful.


For those of you who are worried. This book made me angry and it even made me cry, but most of all…it made me laugh and smile.

It also ends with a HEA for this amazing couple…

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….and I hope there will be more books….for this couple or maybe for a different couple I got to know in this book…..

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~Pre-order Blitz~Harmless (Pier 70, #4) by Nicole Edwards~

 

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 Harmless (Pier 70, #4) by Nicole Edwards

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 Title: Harmless
Series: Pier 70, Book #4
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, MM Romance
Coming: March 28, 2017


He’s got a secret…

Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is until he no longer has the option.

He’s got a secret, too…

Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.

Some secrets are too big to keep.

Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.

Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or — thanks to the way the cards have been dealt — will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?


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