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~Release Day Review~Promises Part 3 (Bounty Hunters #3) by A.E. Via~

 

35064709Title: Promises Part 3
Author: A.E. Via
Series: Bounty Hunters #3
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance, Action
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5 

 ~Synopsis~

A bounty hunter’s partners to lovers’ story.
The hunt is on… and he’s the prey.

Bradford (Ford) King was sure he had the rest of his life mapped out. Though he was no longer a SEAL Lieutenant, his brother was home safe and he had a job that still allowed him to satisfy his hunger for hunting bad guys. Life was simple, no distractions or complications – at age forty-six – that’s all Ford wanted. What he didn’t want was his work partner, sniper/watchman, Dana, giving him s**t all the time.
Dana Cadby had grown up labeled a roughneck from the wrong side of the tracks. He’d fought, scrounged, and survived despite a father that constantly told him he couldn’t. Dana pulled himself up by his own boot straps and made a name for himself in the marksman community. He’d been Duke’s bounty watchman for five years. It was his job to ensure their safety, watch their backs. At thirty-three, he was trusted, well respected by his peers, his bosses, his friends… so why couldn’t he earn the same respect from his partner?
Dana knew he was bisexual before he graduated high school. He also knew he was attracted to the huge, 6’3”, SEAL from the moment he and his brother came to join their team. It wasn’t easy for him to tamp down his immediate reaction to Ford’s thick muscles, full beard, and dark eyes. Still, Dana exhibited nothing but professionalism towards him, not wanting to make his ‘straight’ partner uncomfortable.
After Dana took back his ex-girlfriend, he’d noticed an intensification in Ford’s bad attitude. One that turned aggressive and downright antagonistic, and Dana was damned if he’d just lay down and take it. He was gonna make that man respect him if it was the last thing he did.
When Duke sends Dana and Ford out to track down their most dangerous bounty yet, they both embrace the fact that they make one hell of a team… but they fight tooth and nail against the powerful intimacy brewing between them.
Beware: When Ford and Dana connect, no fugitive can hide from the hunter and his watchman.

This story is a part of a series but can stand alone. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has a HEA.


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 I am a huge A.E. Via fan, so everytime a new book comes out, it makes me giddy. 😀

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This time we get Dana and Ford’s story.

Those of you, who have read the previous books, know who they are already. Those of you who haven’t…

What are you waiting for??!!

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Bradford King (46), known as Ford, and Dana Cadby (33) both work as bounty hunters for Duke and Quick’s team.Ford is a former Navy Seal, who was dishonorably discharged after rescuing his brother Brian from terrorists. He and his brother joined Duke’s team not too long ago.Dana is the team’s sniper/watchman. Dana is an expert marksman who has won several awards. He has been with the team a bit longer.


Ever since Ford joined the team, Dana has had his eye on the huge rugged man.

Dana has always been bi-sexual, but since he burned himself with the last man he was with…he is a bit cautious. So he has only been with women in the last 10 years. Dana doesn’t think he stands a chance with Ford and besides that…he doesn’t even know if the man swings his way.

So he sticks with his awful girlfriend…I really hated that woman!!! I got so annoyed with Dana for not standing up for himself and just letting her walk all over him.

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What Dana doesn’t know though, is that Ford is just as intrigued by him. He can’t stand seeing the way Dana’s girlfriend treats him (makes two of us). He doesn’t understand why Dana went back to her in the first place…

Dana deserves so much more… He deserves Ford…

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Ford doesn’t have a lot of experience with men. I don’t even think he has a lot of experience with women either. He used to have hook-ups when he was younger, but that stuff got old and he is fine with being by himself….or so he thinks. He just can’t seem to get Dana out of his head and working so up close with the man is slowly driving him insane. Something will have to give…The sexual tension in this book was through the roof and…

I was just yelling at them to get their heads straight and kiss already!!! 😀

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Which thankfully they finally did. 😛

Once these two got their heads out of their asses, they were very sweet and hot together.

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I do have to say that to me, this book seems lower on the steamy side than all the others.

I didn’t mind though…I loved how they took things slow and how sweet they were to one another.What I really loved was the extra parts we got in Brian’s voice. Now, this is a story I can’t wait for. Brian has been my favorite since he was introduced into this series and…

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~Review~P.S. I Spook You by S.E. Harmon~

 

35215347Title: P.S. I Spook You
Author: S.E. Harmon
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 275 pages
Release Date: June 12, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Supernatural/Ghosts
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.
Cold-case detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help that his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.

It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again—if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales.


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I love paranormal and I love mystery. So this book was perfect for me.

It pulled me in right from the very first page. I really liked the mystery part, it had me on the edge of my seat while biting my nails…

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To me, this was a mystery/paranormal first and a romance second. Now no worries, there is romance and there is even some very nice steam, but the main focus of the book is…ghosts. 😛

Rain is an FBI profiler with the BAU. He is a pretty straight-laced kinda guy, which is quite the feat if you look at his hippy parents and twin sister. There are only two things not so straight about him.

His sexuality and the fact that he sees and talks to ghosts.

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He himself isn’t so happy about the whole ghost thing. It’s hindering his job and when his gift becomes public knowledge, he is sent on leave for a month, with mandatory visits to a psychiatrist.

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When he gets back from his leave, he is send to help out the local PD on a cold case in his hometown…as a form of punishment. A town where his sexy ex-boyfriend is a detective and Rain has never really gotten over his ex.

An ex he will now have to work with and who doesn’t know his secret.

I really liked detective Danny McKenna and I also understood that he still felt the hurt of Rain leaving him. He never got over Rain either, but he is also afraid of being left behind again.

Even though these two are ex’s, they are also still friends. Awkward friends who would like to jump each other’s bones…but friends none the less. So when Danny offers Rain a place to stay, he doesn’t have to think about it.

It’s either his hot ex or his hippy sister. 😛

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While working the cold case, Rain is being joined by his “stalker” ghost, who tries to help him out in exchange for Rain doing him a favor. Slowly Rain starts accepting the fact that he is not crazy and that there is a reason for him being able to see all these ghosts.

He actually starts wanting to help them….

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Problem is, what will happen when everyone, including Danny, finds out his secret…


I really loved this one. I was filled with mystery and ghosts.

The MC’s were great and funny. I loved the banter between the two of them and even though there are only a few steamy scenes, they were definitely HOT !!!

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I would have liked an epilogue though…. It always gives me a bit more closure, but don’t worry they it ends with a HEA. I would love for this to turn out into a series, cause I would read every single book. 

Highly recommended for those who love paranormal and mystery/suspense!!!

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~Review~Demon Arms(The Paranormal Academy For Troubled Boys #1) by Sadie Sins~

 

35097345Title: Demon Arms
Author: Sadie Sins
Series: The Paranormal Academy For Troubled Boys #1
Page Count: 330 pages
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Mystery
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

***This second edition has been lovingly and extensively re-edited in preparation for its sequel, Sorcerer Slayer. Thanks to all the Demon Arms fans and your continuing support! Love, Sadie Sins***

Wylie Doe has screwed himself once again with the help of his freakish demon arms. Sentenced to an academy for out of control paranormal boys, he finds himself surrounded by shifters, sorcerers, and halflings while facing an identity crisis. He has a dragon inside him that’s in love with a sorcerer he’s only just met.
Dorian Black is wealthy, cool, and extraordinarily powerful, but he hides a deadly secret. Drawn to Wylie and his alpha shifter ways, he can’t stop his dangerous attraction or the literal sparks that fly between them. Wylie’s everything Dorian’s been dreaming of but isn’t allowed to have.
When gangsters call Wylie out to face his past, he’s ready to take responsibility for his mistakes. Will Dorian finally make a stand for the boy he’s fallen for? Or will Wylie find out the hard way if his dragon scales can stop a downpour of bullets?

This novel contains explicit m/m sexual content, graphic language and violence. Expect sexual tension, animal behavior, mating of a very wet variety, angst, bloodlust, an institution filled with hot paranormal boys, first time experiences and some sweet sap near the end. All sexually active characters are 18+


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When I read the blurb of this book, I was mildly intrigued. When I actually read the book I was stunned.

It was so much better than I expected, although I should have known because my friend Susan loved it. Susan…you were absolutely right. 😉

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This book was sweet, funny, sexy and really interesting.

Wylie has been dealing with his “demon arms” ever since he experienced a traumatic event when he was 8. He knows he is some sort of shifter but he has no clue what he really is.Being shipped from foster home to foster home,  he hasn’t had any contact with other shifters and he sure as hell isn’t gonna goes look one up and ask questions.

When Wylie is caught up in the middle of burglary and shit goes extremely wrong, he finally learns what kind of shifter he really is…

He is a Dragon!!!

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After being caught by the police, he is sent to an Academy for shifters, sorcerers and other creatures for 5 years. The Academy exists to help its students deal with their powers in the right way.This is where Wylie meets Dorian…

The most powerful and dangerous sorcerer of the Academy.

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One look at Dorian and his dragon decide that Dorian is his.

There is one small issue though…Dorian isn’t always in control of his very powerful magic. Being touched often leads to him sending off sparks and in the past even incinerating someone.

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These two try to stay away from each other, because of the danger involved, but it’s really no use because the attraction between them is too strong.

I didn’t expect this book to be as steamy as it was. Wylie was quite the dirty talker and he even had some exhibitionism in him…it was yummy. 😀

“You’re so fucking hot like this, beautiful. So sexy. So desperate for more. Anyone seeing you right now would know you were meant to be fucked.”

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Very pleasantly surprised by this one.This book ends with a HFN and the author states at the end of the book that there will be more soon about Wylie, Dorian and all the other awesome characters that live at the academy.

I am definitely reading the second book!!

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~Review~Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell~

 

34346381Title: Illegal Contact
Author: Santino Hassell
Series: The Barons #1
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group / InterMix
Release Date: August 15, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance, Sport
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. 

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…


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I am a sucker for geeks, jocks and sports themed books, so I just knew this one was gonna be a big hit for me…

And since I am always right…

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I loved the story, the MC’s and the side-characters!!

Gavin Brawley is a famous football player…a tight end to be precise.

He is also snarky, growly and has some anger management issues. These issues are actually the reason for him being on house arrest with an ankle bracelet, for the next 6 months.

Since Gavin is not real good at taking care of himself and not able to go anywhere, he is forced to hire a PA…

He ends up hiring Noah…

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Noah is a bit of a geek, he has lost his previous job, because his boss was an asshole and he is drowning in debt. He needs a job stat!


These two really don’t get off on the right foot. Now Noah might not like the arrogant football player,  but money is money and he is seriously lacking…

So he can suck it up for the next 6 months…he hopes.

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Being cooped up together in Gavin’s big mansion, these two slowly get to know each other and they realize, that first impression isn’t always right. They actually end up being friends…

Now Gavin has known Noah is gay from the beginning and he has even flirted with him, but Noah didn’t take any of it seriously.He should have though, because Gavin is not as straight as Noah thought he was, and when the truth comes out…all bets are off!!

These two really had it going on. 😛

“You’d let me come in you ?” “Use you until I fill you up?”

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I loved that this book didn’t have any insta-love. You could really see the two of them growing closer.

I also loved the last chapters. There isn’t a huge HEA, more like an HFN and a very realistic one. I loved it and I loved how these two surprised me near the ending…especially Gavin.

I can’t wait for the next book to get here. Highly recommended!!!

ARC of Illegal Contact was generously provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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~Pre-Release Review~Unbreakable Stories: Rowe (Unbreakable Bonds #3.5) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

34865867Title: Unbreakable Stories: Rowe
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: (Unbreakable Bonds #3.5)
Page Count: 64 pages
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Unbreakable Stories: Rowe is a collection of short stories following the romantic adventures and misadventures of former Army Rangers turned security experts Rowe Ward and Noah Keegan following the events of Torch, book 3 of the Unbreakable Bonds series. This collection is more than 30,000 words long and contains stories such as: 

Piece of Pie
Mistletoe
Haunted
Gotcha
And many more…


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

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“There is nothing in this world more powerful than the connection a person feels for another.”

Do you know that feeling when you open a book in a series and it is instantly like coming home? 

When you can’t help getting so absorbed in the story that you are sitting curled up on your couch with a dopey grin on your face because you missed everyone so much and it just feels right being back again? I’m pretty sure you do, but in case you don’t, I suggest you read this series!

I loved every single book so far and the short stories are always the icing on the cake. 

The same holds true for Unbreakable Stories: Rowe. As short as they are, you still get the whole package of fun, sweet and sexy times combined with some heart-eyes but also pensive moments. A few pages in and I already had to run off grabbing some tissues, but leave it to the authors to make me laugh through my tears only a second later.

Seeing how Rowe after going through a rough patch due to Mel’s death finds happiness again with Noah was aside from Devour my most anticipated story in this series. What I especially loved about Unbreakable Stories: Rowe was the way Noah finds his place in Rowe’s life by creating memories of their own, by making every day special, without forgetting about Mel and to see Rowe opening up to Noah. He picks up his life again and feels completely at ease with his feelings for him.


So, get ready for some good but also bittersweet memories…

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“With each passing day, Rowe seemed a little more relaxed, a little more willing to laugh, and a little more playful, as if he were pulling his soul out from the shadow of his wife’s death to embrace living again. Mel was still an intricate part of their lives, but her memory more frequently brought smiles than tears.”

Some pranks only men can come up with…

The saying “In the true man there is a child hidden: it wanted to play” proved never to be truer!

Some hot man-on-man action…that makes you want to run off and take an ice bath. 😀

And some much-needed vacation…


…With the whole gang except for Ian and Hollis, with lots of fun inside and outside the bed and psst…you even get to see a Lucas being all easy-going and relaxed and that’s a sight to see or read in this case. Promise!

“They might be all crazy, but it was a good family to be a part of.”

Admittedly, I missed Ian and Hollis, but all of these short stories except for the first one take place after Devour, so they authors decided to be a bit careful about it. And of course, we will get their own short stories soon.

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~Review~Falling for Dante (A Clean Slate Novel, #2) by D.J. Hunnam~

 

35077087Title: Falling for Dante
Author: D.J. Hunnam
Series: A Clean Slate Novel #2
Page Count: 239 pages
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Erotic
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

I fell for my brother’s best friend when I was just a kid. He broke my heart, one unforgettable night, in a frat house bathroom. Now he’s back and ready for another shot. There’s just one problem. I’m damaged goods.
I’m a demon…
On and off the football field. The only thing I like more than scoring touchdowns is scoring with the ladies. When my best friend’s little sister begs me to take her virginity, I’m not surprised. Erica has had a crush on me since she was an awkward kid. So I do what any man would. I reject her.
Fast forward five years and Erica has blossomed into one irresistible woman. Too bad she still hates my guts. Convincing her to give me another chance might be the hardest play I’ve ever had to execute. But I’m willing to give it the old college try.
I’m a fool…
For falling for Dante. He stole the playbook to my heart when I was just a kid and has been running defense with his ever since. I offered him everything. My heart. My soul. My body. His rejection propelled me into a world where my innocence was the price for admission.

Now I’m running scared. From my past. From my present. From the feelings that Dante stirs up every time he’s around. It’s only a matter of time before I trip and fall into the arms of the only man I’ve ever loved. But will the fall come at a premium my heart can afford?


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I was beyond happy for receiving an ARC for this book. I’ve read the first book, Faking it with Damian, so I wanted so bad to know Dante’s and Erika story. I was also happy to see how the story of Damian and Janice continues, and meet them again.

This book was like a movie, a romantic comedy movie.

To be honest, I loved more Falling for Dante then Faking it with Damian. It was much funnier, entertaining, suspenseful, and way more HOTter. God…I still sigh.

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So back to the book and the review… 😀
Erika is Damian (from Faking it with Damian) baby sister.

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 One day, Damian comes home from college with his best friend, Dante. Erika was 14 years old, but she fell instantly and over her head in love with Dante. She knew from that day on, that Dante was her fairytale prince.

Dante was Damian’s best friend(in Faking it with Damian)…

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…And although Damian came from a good rich family, Dante was a poor kid, from a disturbing family. All Dante had was his talent. To be a great football player. That was his future, football was his chance to a better life. When he met Erika…his whole world was turned upside down. She was only a kid. That couldn’t be possible. So they became best friends.

Years pass and Erika grows in a spectacular hot girl, but she was obviously off limits to him for various reasons. He was a lady’s man, he wasn’t good enough for her, she deserved way better than him, she was his best friend baby sister, but obviously…

Erika had another opinion and other plans.

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Erika moves on with her future and takes a decision that changes her life. Dante’s future takes an unexpected turn. But life and faith bring them together again. Are they now willing to give them and their love another chance?

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As I said, I loved the book.

I loved the awful thing (I know that sounds disturbing what I just said, I don’t love the subject in that way, I love the SUBJECT itself, because is reflecting the real life. Those awful things are really happening). I was expecting more action, more drama, and more suspense. But in comparison with Faking it with Damian, it was way better. For me at least.

So if you are looking to read something easy, sweet, funny, lovely and hot this book right here is the one for you.

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~Pre-Release Review~Unbreakable Stories: Rowe (Unbreakable Bonds #3.5) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

34865867Title: Unbreakable Stories: Rowe
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: (Unbreakable Bonds #3.5)
Page Count: 64 pages
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Unbreakable Stories: Rowe is a collection of short stories following the romantic adventures and misadventures of former Army Rangers turned security experts Rowe Ward and Noah Keegan following the events of Torch, book 3 of the Unbreakable Bonds series. This collection is more than 30,000 words long and contains stories such as: 

Piece of Pie
Mistletoe
Haunted
Gotcha
And many more…


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They always say that the greatest things come in small packages and in this case, I totally agree!!

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This book may be short, but it comes with all kinds of delicious and funny goodness. 😀

First, let me start by saying, that this book can not be read as a stand alone. It’s a collection of stories about Rowe and Noah, so their book should be read before this one.

This series works with a continuing storyline, so it should definitely be read in order. No worries for those of you who haven’t started this series yet.

You have all these wonderful books to look forward too and you are definitely in for a treat. 😉

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Those of you who have read the previous book, know all about Rowe and Noah. I think they are the funniest couple out of all of them and they certainly brought the fun in this book!!

“Peering around Noah, he noticed that he wasn’t wearing briefs with a Santa face, but a jockstrap with red straps accentuating Noah’s perfect ass. There was even a small sprig of mistletoe fastened to the back strap, just above Noah’s crack.”

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One thing is for sure…these two definitely know how to have a good time. They are also very good at setting the pages on fire!

“I need you in me fucking bare. Gotta feel it when you come.”

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I absolutely adored these little stories. It was sweet, funny and hot and I loved the fact that Rowe was finally at peace and allowed himself to really move on and forward…

Now the big question…why not 5 full stars??

Well for one, I gave the novels 5 stars, because there was so much awesomeness in those, but also because this book lacked one very important thing…well at least for me that is. 😛

HOLLIS!!!

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Thankfully we still have Ian and Hollis’ short story to look forward to, which should be published sometime this summer.

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~Review~Call the Coroner by Avril Ashton~

 

33975583Title: Call the Coroner
Author: Avril Ashton
Publisher: Sinner’s Haven Publishing
Page Count: 448 pages
Release Date: May 8, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Dark Romance, Mafia/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

A clash of wills between predators…

He’s been living underground for a long time, but the only thing guaranteed to bring Daniel Nieto back to the surface is the identity of his wife’s killer. With the whisper of one name, he puts it all on the line for vengeance. He’s got plans for Stavros Konstantinou.

The title of monster fits too well for Stavros to want to be anything other than what he is. Time spent in Daniel Nieto’s dungeon, chained and tortured, will never change that. Starved of food, sunlight, and freedom, he waits for an opening to turn the tables on the only man who’s ever come close enough to scare him.

Somewhere between the slide of knife against skin, and the drip of blood on cold concrete, things change. Grief and hatred collide with lust and obsession, and this time Daniel and Stavros are on the same side. This time, they’re fighting a losing battle against a connection forged by much more than a love of violence and bloodshed.
In a war this bloodied, what do you do when the bodies start hitting the floor?

**Warning: Gun play, knife play, blood play, breath play. Non Con, Dub Con. Water sports. Triggers**


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*****4.5 Stars*****4,5ghj

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This book is Captivating, Dark, Violent, Intense!

Enemies to lovers, the feelings these two men had for each other took my breath away.This book took me completely by surprise and once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down.

“Something happened when they got in the same room. When their eyes met. When they breathed the same air. A dangerously potent something.”


Daniel Nieto has been waiting and waiting to avenge the death of his wife and when the time is right he’s determined to make Stavros Konstantinou suffer.

So many things that I loved about this book…

-A clash of wills, an attraction so powerful that both men were powerless to resist…

“Your touch kills me,” Daniel confessed through the thickness in his throat. “It’s the sweetest murder, and I want it again and again.”


The Mafia plot was concise and didn’t overpower the story.

Daniel’s feelings about his dead wife were extremely well portrayed as he battled with guilt over his attraction to Stavros.

“They were connected, he and Stavros. Connected by blood, by death. By guilt and betrayal too. But also by this crazy unexplainable and emotional need they had to be near each other. Touch each other. Taste each other.”

The Sex scenes…these two are passionate, intense, dirty, and loving…these are definitely some of the best sex scenes I’ve read.

You’ll fall in love with Daniel and Stavros, I’m sure.

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~Review~Call the Coroner by Avril Ashton~

 

33975583Title: Call the Coroner
Author: Avril Ashton
Publisher: Sinner’s Haven Publishing
Page Count: 448 pages
Release Date: May 8, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Dark Romance, Mafia/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Jan~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

A clash of wills between predators…

He’s been living underground for a long time, but the only thing guaranteed to bring Daniel Nieto back to the surface is the identity of his wife’s killer. With the whisper of one name, he puts it all on the line for vengeance. He’s got plans for Stavros Konstantinou.

The title of monster fits too well for Stavros to want to be anything other than what he is. Time spent in Daniel Nieto’s dungeon, chained and tortured, will never change that. Starved of food, sunlight, and freedom, he waits for an opening to turn the tables on the only man who’s ever come close enough to scare him.

Somewhere between the slide of knife against skin, and the drip of blood on cold concrete, things change. Grief and hatred collide with lust and obsession, and this time Daniel and Stavros are on the same side. This time, they’re fighting a losing battle against a connection forged by much more than a love of violence and bloodshed.
In a war this bloodied, what do you do when the bodies start hitting the floor?

**Warning: Gun play, knife play, blood play, breath play. Non Con, Dub Con. Water sports. Triggers**


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*****4.5 Stars*****4,5ghj

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Daniel Nieto (49) has been feeling dead since his wife was murdered by Stavros Konstantinou (42). Vengeance was what kept him going and so, he carefully planned a payback. The right moment came. Stavros was made captive and tortured for 2 weeks.

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So far, so good. No surprises. We have all read the blurb and expected that, right?Wrong. Because at some point Daniel’s plan failed big time.Daniel expected Stavros to break, to crack under the force of his torture. Stavros was having none of it.

“I missed you, Nieto” He licked the blood off his bottom lip. It is so m-much fun wh-when you are here.”

Insolent, defiant, provocative…

“I’m, uh-” Stavros cleared his throat.
“I’m not really the screaming type, lo siento.”

Daniel found Stavros fascinating…Then, the unexpected happened.

Stavros Konstantinou touched Daniel Nieto and breathed new life into his numb body. Grief and hatred collide with lust and obsession.


Now, let me drop my two cents:
As a ahem connoisseur of dark reads, I’ve been finding it quite tricky to come across a winner in this genre, where the balance between darkness and plausibility didn’t cross the line of absurdity.

Some are too incredible to take seriously, others don’t give us enough depth to connect with the characters aiming shock value and so on… Therefore, I do appreciate when a story gives me it all.

The synopsis of Call the Coroner shows darkness. The warning triggers are very clear.

Still, I don’t think the person who reads this blurb can grasp the full idea of what she is getting into, mainly because the emotions hidden between the lines is what really causes a massive impression. Totally unexpected.

Emotions as hate, anger, want, lust, guilt, and passion are trowed together in a turmoil of events. This vortex of feelings escalates even more when added to forbidden sex, drenched in blood and betrayal.

The result of it is an intense story. Violent. Consuming.


I have to say it took me a while to get into it, precisely 25%, just in case someone feels like giving up before crossing this mark,  I was intrigued enough to carry on though.

All I could think of was: how can something good come out of this?

So.Much.Blood. So much pain, torture, blame, and darkness. How the author will play this out? Will I have to suspend belief?
Well, who bloody cares? From the 25% mark, I had no time to think about that anymore. A good sign, right? I was entranced with Daniel and Stavros, mesmerized by the story line and a few occasions gobsmacked by it.
The slow build of forbidden, dark and sinful attitudes/elements drove me crazy. Torture, was at times obscene foreplay. The sex scenes were off the charts. They love making was violent, dirty and consuming…

To be followed later by love, unapologetic.

Two minor niggles:
1.) The ambush: why the hell they went downstairs so careless after hearing that blasting noise. They knew Daniel’s head was being hunted. Duh!
2.) Annika: I didn’t get why she was part of this story. I could have give it a pass. Easily.

Call the Coroner was beyond my expectations.I’ll round it up because I think it totally deserves…LOVED IT!
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~Review~Open Hearts by Eve Dangerfield~

 

34377372Title: Open Hearts
Author: Eve Dangerfield
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Page Count: 294 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Erotic, Comedy
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Ash Bennett’s had enough. She’s not wasting any more time longing for Prince Charming and getting stuck with Prince ‘Babe, What’s For Dinner?’
If she can’t find a respectable, self-sufficient man to start a family with she’ll just do it by herself. It’s better than pinning all your hopes on a guy who’s never going to make you happy. Take Dean Sherwood, sure he’s stupid hot but that doesn’t pay the bills or remember to pick you up from the airport. No, they’re just having a little fun until Ash can find a donor. Right?
If only it was that easy…
Everyone loves Dean. He’s easygoing, a great footballer and always up for a beer or sixteen. He also has the attention span of a Cocker Spaniel on MDMA, but that’s never been a problem where the opposite sex is concerned. At least it wasn’t until he met Ash. Beautiful, driven and wild in bed; she’s all he’s ever wanted in a wife.
Unfortunately, he’s far from what she wants in a husband, what with his perpetually empty bank account and inability to cook anything other than bacon. When she tells him he’s not baby-daddy material, Dean vows to become the man she needs, whatever it takes.
Open Hearts is the sequel to Locked Box. It features angst, bogans, hot sex, naked snowboarding and the triumphant return of Max and Julia who are dealing with a romantic dilemma of their own.


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This is my third book read from this author. It’s the same style which I have become accustomed to, funny, hot and sexy. But my favorite one remains Taunt.

Open Hearts opens up with Ashley…

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…Who is in conflict with herself because of her latest boyfriend, her sister and herself. Although Ashley and her sister Julie had a rough childhood, and she practically raised her sister, she managed to finish high school, get a job, a car, paid her school and get her a diploma and a properly job as a nurse, and take care of her sister. She lived her life a little too wild, with a lot’s of boyfriends and party’s, and now all she wants is peace, a baby and if is possible, a man. A man who wants to make a baby and if is possible to love her and for her to love him.


Dean a.k.a Red is a huge redhead.

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A giant with an even giant heart. A very sexy redhead, as the author describes him. His only flaw is that he is thoughtless, irresponsible. He lived his life a little too wild too, but now he wants to settle down. Wife, kids, house all the family stuff.

When Dean and Ash meet, there is insta love. But only one of them recognizes and fights for the other one.

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I loved Dean will all my heart, especially with his Dom/rough side. I loved him even with his dumbness side. How can you not love that sweet, kinky, kind, sexy, gorgeous, giant/big, guy??? He was ambitious, persistent, he fought for what he wanted the most, he changed his entire life for that.

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I loved Ash too, but most of the book…man….

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I wanted to enter there, in the book, and slap that crazy bi… face. Wtf was wrong with her??? I was so angry with her…

The story was good, I like it. I loved how funny it was some time.

A great book from a great writer.

If you want to read something funny and hot, this book right here is the one.

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~Review~No Pressure (Accidental Roots #2) by Elle Keaton~

 

34613037Title: No Pressure
Author: Elle Keaton
Series: Accidental Roots #2
Publisher: Dirty Dog Press
Page Count: 224 pages
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Joey James has given up on his ‘Prince Charming’. There is no such thing, he needs to be realistic about his chances of finding a lasting relationship. A chance encounter with a former school mate at the local grocery store changes everything-maybe.
Before Joey can decide what to do about it, he is swept into a terrifying scheme. Forced into helping a dangerous stranger in exchange for his family’s safety, Joey begins a perilous journey into the criminal underbelly of Skagit. He will do whatever is needed to protect his family.

Buck Swanfeldt had a secret crush on Joey James in high school. Buck’s social anxiety and two-year age difference made it impossible for him to approach Joey then. Life since high school has been challenging, and lonely. Eight years later, fate brings them together and Buck decides to act. He utterly fails. He would have left it at that, except fate seems to be intent on pushing Joey in his direction, and clearly, Joey needs someone at his back.

Dark, sordid secrets hiding in Skagit are bubbling to the surface, danger lurks in unexpected places. Buck has never been anyone’s hero but something about Joey has him throwing caution to the wind. Together the two men take on a dangerous force greater than themselves. But sometimes our worst enemy is ourselves.

*warning may need a tissue!

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*****4.5 Stars*****4.5stdtd

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Everyone has secrets. Secrets that should never be brought into the light of day.

Secrets that are lurking under the surface of a small town and threaten to unravel its countryside idyll and ideal world.Secrets two men involuntarily participate in, which not only causes quite a stir but will change their life forever.

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For Joey James, the nurse we already met in the previous book Storm Season, two things almost happen at once: a random encounter at a grocery store with a former schoolmate who never even was on his radar, but whom he suddenly cannot get out of his head and an alarming picture on the windshield of his car meant to blackmail him into helping out a criminal individual or otherwise his family would come to harm. Both are things Joey is in over his head, but it soon becomes apparent that the former will – and is even bound and determined to- help him coping with the latter.

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Joey, the nestling of a big family, is a caring person by nature. That is the reason why he will be exploited over and over again by his much older siblings to take care of his parents. That is the reason why he takes in a stray, although there a no dogs allowed in his apartment. That is also the reason why he loves his job at the hospital, which causes him lately more trouble than he prefers.

“He’d been thinking with his heart, with the part of him that hated pain and suffering, with the part of him that fiercely protected those he loved. It wasn’t stupid to care. That’s how he was built: he cared, often too much and too soon.”

But Joey is lonely. The prospects to find someone who wants to share your life as a gay young man in a small town are pretty rare. When he meets a shy and socially awkward man who apparently knows him from yore and who immediately takes flight after a moment of embarrassment, he is curious about the conundrum that is Buck Swanfeldt, owner of the local garage. Fate seems to be intent on bringing both men together and after bumping into each other repeatedly, Buck slowly but surely becomes a safe haven for Joey.


As much as I loved Joey, it was Buck I loved more.

Maybe because I could totally relate to him, being more on the shy side and socially awkward myself. I know how it would feel to screw up one’s courage to address someone you had a crush on for years. I could virtually feel his embarrassment, but I admired him for doing something that would have been a milestone in his life, but I could also understand his need to bolt when sliding into an awkward situation.

Buck always felt a bit like an outcast. He learned early on in his life that appearance is everything. His parents always pretended outwardly to be a loving family, while a look behind the curtain would have revealed a father who liked to bully his son at every chance he got and a mother who stood idly by.

“Buck learned early to be seen and not heard, to listen for the undercurrents, to be very careful how he presented to his family and to Skagit. He figured they would never accept him for who he was, only who they wanted him to be.”


I loved Buck for his fortitude to make something of his life, despite the low self-esteem his parents conveyed at him at every turn. He is the gentle giant you tend to underestimate and who never recognizes himself how gorgeous he really is.

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And it was far from easy. Buck also lived constantly in fear of ending up like his father, but his inner strength helps him to acknowledge that he needs professional helps to overcome his social anxiety and to get a chance at a love-filled life. Oh, and I loved him for grabbing the chance at love when it presented itself…

It was great to be back in Skagit. Elle Keaton creates an atmosphere that makes you not only just read the story, but feel like being part of it, like being there. Well, I could have done without all the rain and snow, but that just conveyed a feeling of reality. 😉 And the great characters did one more thing to make it authentic. I loved the humor in the story and the tentative pace the author brought the relationship between Joey and Buck forward. This might have happened a bit at the expense of steam, but it did not bother me one bit.

Joey and Buck’s relationship was just sweet and both are the perfect match.


The mystery part that forged a bridge between the first two books in this series was wrapped up nicely, but it took a bit of a backseat regarding the romance and all in all it was the perfect combination of both.

There are also a lot of interesting side characters I would love to read more about.

Some of them I already shipped so hard, I can hardly wait to see if I am right and I wonder if -no,…

…I hope– all of them will get their own book…

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~Review~Concourse (Five Boroughs #5) by Santino Hassell~

 

35018303Title: Concourse
Author: Santino Hassell
Series: Five Boroughs, #5(Standalone)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

A Five Boroughs Novel

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka.

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always bounced between resenting Ashton and regarding him as his best friend. And then there’s the sexual attraction between them that Val tries so hard to ignore.

When Ashton flees his glitzy lifestyle, he finds refuge with Val in the Bronx. Between Val’s training for an upcoming fight and dodging paparazzi, they succumb to their need for each other. But before they can figure out what it all means—and what they want to do about it—the world drags them out of their haven, revealing a secret Val has kept for years. Now, Ashton has to decide whether to once again envelop himself in his party-boy persona, or to trust in the only man who’s ever seen the real him.
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This title is a stand-alone story in the Five Boroughs universe.
Word count: 97,000; page count: 366


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*****4.5 Stars*****4,5FFF

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I’ve got to admit to being just a little bit obsessed with Instagram, myself, so this was the perfect read for me.This series is firmly up there as one of my favorite MM series.Santino Hassell is a Master at taking two completely different characters and making them fit together.

I was more than a bit fascinated by Ashton…

…when he was introduced in book three and the fact that he’s a bit femme was just my thing.To the outside world, Ashton appears to live a gifted, glamorous life which he’s happy to play out through social media.But, behind closed doors, he’s lost.Ignored by his wealthy family for being different, forced into modeling, all he wants is to be loved and he still craves respect from his family.


Val grew up in the Townsend family, the son of Ashton’s Nanny.

Despite their differences, they become friends at a young age.But Val hates everything about the Townsend family…their wealth, their treatment of Ashton, their ability to manipulate people.He’s determined to make it on his own and wants no part of their money, but what happens when a secret from the past is threatened to be revealed?


They skirt around each other, there’s angst, drama, a constant push and pull between them as they both figure out what they want from life and each other.

Out of all the books in this series, this one could definitely be read as a standalone but if you’re a fan of gritty, real to life, flawed characters…

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this series.

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~Release Day Review~A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5) by Jaime Reese~

 

34837287Title: A Worthy Man
Author: Jaime Reese
Series: The Men of Halfway House #5
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them.

Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges.

Drayton grew up with a trust fund and pre-planned future, but an unexpected encounter one night forces him to abandon everything and start from scratch. He is now a self-made man and developer of one of the most sought after electric exotic automobiles in the world with a fortune greater than that of his birthright. Yet, he’d surrender it all—again—for the only man who’s still ever-present in his heart.

After a decade and entirely too much distance between them, Vann is suddenly released back into a world that has been nothing but cruel. Drayton never lost hope they would once again reunite and pick up where they left off, but Vann’s stubborn nature and repeated encounters with a heartbreaking world prove to be a challenge.

Vann needs to tap into his fighting spirit’s reservoir of strength and hope life doesn’t punish him for taking a chance. Only then will he realize his own value and feel worthy enough to finally have Drayton’s heart. And their chance at forever.

Although part of a series, this is a full-length stand-alone novel.


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A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5) 

by Jaime Reese

*****4.5 Stars*****4,5FFF

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I have read and enjoyed every single book in this series. I have also read little snippets of Drayton and Vann (especially Drayton) in the previous books and I was very curious about their story.

Thankfully it did not disappoint.

This book can be read as a stand alone, but I myself would advise to also read the other books in this series, so you have an idea of who all the side characters are, and how the  “Halfway House” came to be. Drayton himself is also introduced in book 3. Having read the previous books myself, I already knew that Drayton and the love of his life Vann, have been separated for a long long time.

This, because Vann has spent the last 10 years of his life in jail.

The two of them met when Vann was about 14 and Drayton was 17. Both so different from one another. Drayton’s parents rich and high class. Vann’s father an abusive drunk. Drayton didn’t have any friends, and his geeky appearance made him a huge target for bullies…

…That is until Vann stepped into his life and became his personal savior.

They became the best of friends after that, taking the step to lovers when Vann turned 18.  

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They had 7 wonderful years together…

…until a horrific tragedy tore the two of them apart.


Drayton has been writing letters to his lover for 10 years, even knowing that none of them would receive a reply. In these 10 years, he has started a company, D&V Infinity, out of nothing. By using Vann’s old design drawing and his own mathematical brain, he produced an electrical car, which among other things has made him a very wealthy man. But being rich isn’t everything and Dray doesn’t have the people skills that his lover did.

He is a bit socially awkward and a lot lonely.

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He never went in search of another lover, cause Vann was his everything. He never gave up on the love of his life and now that Vann is about to be released, he is ready to show him that they still belong together…and he wants to share all his success with him.

But Vann…he really hasn’t had it easy the past 10 years. He had to build up his walls in prison and he isn’t ready to let them all down, no matter how much he still loves Dray. He doesn’t feel adequate enough to be with Drayton and he really lacks a lot of self-worth.

“I wish I were someone else…someone who matters.”

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Thankfully these two never give up on another and they really do bring out the best in each other.And they really do need each other, because life is not done messing with Vann and he just can’t seem to catch a break. But Drayton is there for him…every step of the way.

“You and me forever. We’re a team, You can’t argue with the math.”

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Very slowly Vann starts to find his place in the world again…right by Drayton’s side. These two don’t have it easy and there is definitely some angst in this book. I cried on more than one occasion, but what I mostly felt was hope and the love these two men have for one another…even after all this time apart.They were also very HOT when they finally got the chance to be together.

I think this must have been the hottest book in the series so far. 😛

“I’m going to fuck you, over and over, until your body memorizes how it feels to have me inside you and reminds you of that feeling every time you move.”

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A wonderful “second chance at love” story. This was not my favorite in the series because I think that will always be “Cole’s” book, but it is a very close second.

I also got the impression that there will be more books and…

I myself can’t wait to read each and every one of them. 

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~Review~Darkest Hour Before Dawn (THIRDS #9) by Charlie Cochet~

33780462Title: Darkest Hour Before Dawn
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #9
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Paranormal/Shifters, Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 224 pages
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.

As life and death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most for good this time.


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I have had a little crush on Hudson ever since he was introduced in the series. What can I say…as much as I love the big Alpha’s…a hot nerd with a Brittish accent gets me all hot and bothered.  😛

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So to say I was excited about this book is putting it mildly.

Thankfully this book met all my high expectations.


This book gives us the inside scoop of Hudson and Seb’s past together. After a freaky accident on the job, they have been apart for 7 miserable years…

…both pining after one another.

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Now that Hudson seems to be in danger, Seb is done with giving Hudson space and distance. He wants to protect Hudson and he wants his mate back, but convincing Hudson is not so easy…

since the man can’t seem to let go of the guilt he is still carrying around.

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It takes some time for Hudson to pull his head out of his ass, but of course, he can’t deny his mate either. And who would have thought these boys had such dirty mouths/minds on them.

I was very pleasantly surprised. 😀

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I absolutely loved the background story about “Wolf” and I really hope we will get a lot more of him in the books to come. And catching up with all Thirds members, especially Dex, is always a blast!!

Can’t wait for the next one …bring it on!!

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~Review~A Day Makes by Mary Calmes~

34568448Title: A Day Makes
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance,  Military / Law Enforcement
Page Count: 200
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~


Mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer has killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways – he stashed the last two bodies in a toolshed belonging to a sweetheart marine researcher in an idyllic island community – but he’s really not such a bad guy. Over time he’s found a home of sorts, and he even learns he’s found a place in the hearts of the people he works with…at least enough so that they won’t put a bullet in his head because he’s outlived his usefulness to the boss.

But he never thought he’d find one day could change his life, and he’s about to discover how wrong he is.
Because in a single day, he meets the man who looks to be the one, the love of his life. It’s an improbable idea – a man who deals in death finding love – but it’s like it’s meant to be. That single day gets weirder and troubles pile up, forcing Ceaton to take a hard look at his dreary life and accept that one day can change everything, especially himself. His future might be brighter than he expects – if he can stay alive long enough to find out.


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A Day Makes by Mary Calmes

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

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Mary, Mary Mary, how I love thee, let me count the ways…

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So we have another winner !!! I loved this book…it’s just as awesome as I expected it to be. 

It had all the required ingredients…

  • Did it have a hot guy everyone wanted to be friends with   Teek, Mark, Corrigeren, Keuze, Registreer, Ja, Icon:
  • Did it have some ridiculous over the top scenes Teek, Mark, Corrigeren, Keuze, Registreer, Ja, Icon:
  • Did it have insta-love/lust Teek, Mark, Corrigeren, Keuze, Registreer, Ja, Icon:

…all that and so much more….


This book starts off with the story of Ceaton Mercer, ex-marine, and how he became a mob enforcer. I loved Ceaton from the very start.

What I loved most about this book, was the comradery. Pravi, Marko, and Luka…these boys were all great in their own way…

…but together, they were just awesome!!

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Then the day comes that changes everything…when Ceaton sets his sight on Brin…or maybe it was more the other way around. 😀

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“There was a pushpin in my mind map of where I thought I was, but you moved it, you changed it, and now my orbit is different because of you.”


This book is a slow burn…though the insta-love/lust is still there.

It is not heavy on the steam, but since, the second half of this book takes place in one day…that makes sense.

I was also extremely happy with the little surprise we got near the ending ! I love it when authors do that and I have high hopes that this book will turn into a series.

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The only thing that upsets me a little, was that it was so short.

I need more…I always need more Mary, so of course, I am off to re-read some old favorites (all of them). 😀 😛

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