~Review~Five Dares by Eli Easton~

 

35457416Title: Five Dares
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Page Count: 247 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms.
But hey, nothing gets the “terrible two-o” down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy’s family cottage in Cape Cod . As the weeks go by, both Andy and Jake grow frustrated over the inability to use their hands for all sorts of daily activities—including getting off. So Andy begins a new series of dares that don’t just cross the friendship line, they obliterate it.
But what might be mere sexual relief to Andy is serious business to Jake, who only recently got over years of secret pining for his straight best friend. Inevitably, the burns heal, summer ends, and hearts are broken. To fix things, Andy will have to face the greatest dare of all.


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I have read plenty of books by Eli Easton and I have loved every single one. This one was no exception. 😉

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Andy and Jake have been best friends for years. They are team Daredevil!!

They have both graduated from NYU and Andy feels like they need to do one more “Dare”, before they go their separate ways and start different lives.

Andy is going to Harvard Law, while Jake already has a job lined up in California, as a computer tech…Andy is having a hard time with the fact that they won’t be as close anymore, and he feels they should go out with a bang…which they do…but not in the right way. 😛

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~Review~An Exaltation of Larks (Venery #1) by Suanne Laqueur~

 

32501523Title: An Exaltation of Larks
Author: Suanne Laqueur
Series: Venery #1
Page Count: 499 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

“We’re so alike, you and I. It’s no wonder we kept finding each other.”

September 11, 1973: Eleven-year-old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood. Arriving alone in America, he’s taken in by the Larks: a prominent family in the town of Guelisten. Though burdened by unresolved grief for his disappeared parents, he becomes fiercely loyal to the Larks, eventually marrying one of their daughters, Valerie.
September 11, 2001: Javier Landes watches from his apartment window as New York City falls to terrorism. As one of Manhattan’s top-paid male escorts, this professional lover has never lacked for company and is loyal only to himself. But in the wake of 9/11, Jav is named guardian for an orphaned nephew in Guelisten and must open his carefully-guarded heart to pain he’s long suppressed.
Alex, Valerie, and Jav meet first in their twenties, with a sudden attraction each finds strange and compelling. When they meet again in their forties, they discover not only is their bond still strong, but their life experiences are strangely similar. All have been shaped by separate 9/11’s, and their unfinished business from the past will change everything they know about love, loyalty, and friendship.
“Life has rules. You cannot come in the middle of the night and take what we agreed isn’t yours.”
Across three decades and two continents, Suanne Laqueur’s fifth novel explores the unpredictability of sexual attraction, how family ties are forged, torn and mended, and how love’s downfall can turn to exaltation.


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Straight on my favorite shelf.One of my top two reads this year! ❤

This book is special, I mean really special…I loved everything about it and just didn’t want it to end…This Author’s writing is stunning. Her words, her storytelling, her characters…to say I was blown away is an understatement.

The story follows the lives of three characters, Alex, Val, and Jav.

Introduced when they are young and spanning over three decades it’s a truly amazing story of how their lives cross paths.

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~Review~Safe and Sound (Twist of Fate #2) by Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy~

 

36262701Title: Safe and Sound
Authors: Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy
Series: Twist of Fate #2
Page Count: 362 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

 ~Synopsis~ 
I’ve been drowning for a long time. I never thought I’d find someone who knows what that’s like…
Self-proclaimed playboy, Aiden Vale, has it all – good looks, successful career, plenty of cash in the bank and an endless supply of men who know the score… that one night is just that. So the last thing he wants, or needs, is to forge a connection that might mean revealing more of himself than he’s ready to. But when fate intervenes, putting Aiden in the path of someone who threatens to knock down his carefully constructed walls, he’s quick to realize the young man he’s become infatuated with is hiding a painful secret.
I finally have a shot at freedom. I’ll never let anyone take that from me ever again…
Ash Valentine is just looking for a way out, and the last thing he wants or needs is another man controlling every aspect of his life. Desperate for the cash that will help him flee his abusive boyfriend, Ash accepts what is supposed to be a temporary job at a local coffee shop. But nothing prepares him for the gorgeous and enigmatic Aiden Vale, and the small acts of kindness the charming coffee shop regular bestows on him or the new friends he begins to make along the way. 

Terrified of once again becoming too reliant on someone else to take care of him, Ash refuses Aiden’s repeated offers of help in any form. But when it becomes clear that there’s something more behind Aiden’s need to save him, Ash begins to wonder if he’s found someone who needs saving just as badly.
I know he wants to save me, but what if he’s the one who needs saving…
As their tentative friendship turns into something more, long buried secrets begin to surface. When Aiden’s need to protect Ash clashes with the younger man’s desire for independence, memories of the one he couldn’t save begin to tear at the fragile cords of Aiden’s soul, and he’s forced to face a truth he’s been hiding from for a long time. 
Threatened with losing what they’ve only just found, will Aiden and Ash find a way to accept their pasts or will they let the pain drag them below the surface for good?No cliffhangers and can be read as a stand-alone.

*** TRIGGER WARNING – includes scenes of domestic violence. ***


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This is the second book in the “Twist of Fate” series, book 1 being “Lost and Found”.

I really enjoyed book 1, so I was very excited about this second installment. I had very mixed feelings about  Aiden in the previous book, and I was curious to see what the authors had in store for him.

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~Book Blast~Sweet Thing (Pretty Boy #2) by Isobel Starling~

 

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25235522Title: Sweet Thing
Author: Isobel Starling
Series: Pretty Boy #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Cover Artist: Isobel Starling
Page Count: 237 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2017

~Synopsis~

French male model Simeon Duchamp has a lot of explaining to do.
Two years after a breakdown fueled by unrequited love, drugs, and booze, Simeon is clean and wants to stay that way. On his road to reclaiming his life and modeling career, Sim first needs to apologize to the man he hurt the most -his ex-best friend Pieter Bayer. 
Pieter now has a long-term partner, artist Emily Raven with whom he shares a baby son, and so Simeon is amazed when Pieter accepts his apology and invites him into his life again. 
Closeness to the object of his obsession sees’s Simeon’s longing for his friend rekindled, but then Simeon meets a troubled older man who turns his world upside down. Simeon has to decide whether to allow himself to fall for the man who wants him or pine for the man he can never have.
 

M/M Romance sequel to ‘Fall Together’
This can be read as a standalone novel
Please note: This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex.


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~Release Day Review~Gummy Bears & Grenades (A THIRDS Novella) by Charlie Cochet~

 

36123887Title: Gummy Bears & Grenades
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: A THIRDS Novella
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 102 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: October 4, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.
Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.
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Enjoy this bonus story from the THIRDS universe. These events occur between Darkest Hour Before Dawn and Tried & True in the series timeline. While reading this story would enhance your experience of the THIRDS series, it is not necessary to read before Tried & True.


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I have read and loved every single book in THIRDS Series …

 And that includes all the novellas…Now, this may be another shorty, but just like the others, that doesn’t make it any less awesome. I for one laughed my ass off. 😛

Sloane and Dex are among my top favorite MM couples and think they always will be. 😉 They have come a long way since book 1 and things haven’t always been easy for them. They did it though and now that they are about to tie the knot…

It’s bachelor party time!!! 😀

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