~Review~Unbreakable Stories: Ian (Unbreakable Bonds #4.5) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

35905637Title: Unbreakable Stories: Ian
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #4.5
Release Date: August 2, 2017
Genre(s): M/M,Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Unbreakable Stories: Ian is a collection of short stories following the ups and downs of Ian Pierce and Hollis Banner has they navigate their new relationship and the unique complications of dating with a brunch of overprotective “brothers” determined to guard Ian’s heart. 

This collection is more than 38,000 words and contains short stories such as: 
Midnight Perp 
No Boyfriends Allowed 
A Night Off 
Taking It Slow 
This is Us 
And a very special bonus.


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I love surprises! 

Especially when it comes to surprise book releases about one of my favorite couples. 

The timing could not have been more perfect. After an especially earth-shattering read that almost wrecked me, I just knew I could count on these guys to make me whole again… And it was so good to laugh! 

“I think you should sit him down, look him dead in the eye, and say, ‘Baby, I’m pregnant.’ And just take it from there.”

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~Review~Unbreakable Stories: Ian by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

35905637Title: Unbreakable Stories: Ian
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #4.5
Release Date: August 2, 2017
Genre(s): M/M,Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Unbreakable Stories: Ian is a collection of short stories following the ups and downs of Ian Pierce and Hollis Banner has they navigate their new relationship and the unique complications of dating with a brunch of overprotective “brothers” determined to guard Ian’s heart. 

This collection is more than 38,000 words and contains short stories such as: 
Midnight Perp 
No Boyfriends Allowed 
A Night Off 
Taking It Slow 
This is Us 
And a very special bonus.


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I was so damn excited when I found out about this surprise release of my favorite couple…and also my favorite man of this series…Hollis little-heart-hi.png (600×510)…sigh. I was in a bit of a book slump and this little gem really made my day!!

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Now, I have loved every single book in this series, but Ian and Hollis…I have always loved them the hardest.

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~Review~Guys on the Bottom (Guys #3) by Darien Cox~

 

35786651Title: Guys on the Bottom
Author: Darien Cox
Series: Guys #3
Publisher: Dusk Notes
Page Count: 370 pages
Release Date: July 22, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Zach has worked long and hard to change his life and restore his dignity after the humiliating breakup with Corey two years ago. But bad luck has forced him to backslide again, and he fears that no matter how hard he struggles, he’ll always be a guy on the bottom. Until he meets Duncan, a much older man who takes a professional interest in Zach, boosting his shaky confidence. 

But Zach is wary of Duncan’s motivations, even as he finds himself increasingly drawn in by his intense gaze and whimsical charm. To complicate matters, Duncan has a surprising connection to Zach’s ex-boyfriend Corey, forcing his past and present to collide, and Zach wonders if he’s really heading toward a brighter future, or if he’s once again on the path to self-destruction. 


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I have skipped book 1 in this series and went straight to book 2, which I loved by the way. 😉

This is something I do from time to time. Book 1 is still on my “to read” list, but when I found out this book (3) was out…I couldn’t resist jumping right into this one first.

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I will still go back and read book 1 though…promise. 😀 Continue reading “~Review~Guys on the Bottom (Guys #3) by Darien Cox~”

~Review~Noticed Me Yet? by Anyta Sunday~

 

28423328Title: Noticed Me Yet?
Author: Anyta Sunday
Page Count: 70 pages
Release Date: January 2, 2014
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Vir~
Rating: 4.5 Stars up to 5

~Synopsis~

Jacob’s in a pickle. He needs a new flatmate, and soon. And what better way to advertise than on the noticeboards around campus?
Trouble is, someone is taking down his ads.
Jacob writes to the offending thief, little expecting to be answered—and soon he finds himself in a deeper pickle: who is this Mr. X that he keeps writing to? And how can Jacob be falling for him?
A short college based romance. 17,000 words.


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Cute, sweet, original and beautiful.

I loved it. I wanted more. I always want more with Anyta’s stories. She has a gift, she really knows how to write this kind of characters. Lovely, sexy, young and funny guys. Continue reading “~Review~Noticed Me Yet? by Anyta Sunday~”

~Release Day Review~Who We Truly Are (Enhanced #2) by Victoria Sue~

 

35521245Title: Who We Truly Are
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 226 pages
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction/Military
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars up to 5

~Synopsis~

Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life. 

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he will have to do it alone. 

Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?


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This series keeps its promise!!!

Imagine my fist bump when I discovered that Who We Truly Are picks up right where Five Minutes Longer left us. Not only plotwise, but also in being as amazing as the first book. 

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~Pre-Release Review~Jilted (Love Hurts #2) by Sawyer Bennett~

 

32870200Title: Jilted
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Love Hurts #2
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 232 pages
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Hollywood hath no fury like a woman scorned. In this fun, flirty second-chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, an aspiring starlet reconnects with her first love.

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—Violet Duke

Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancé at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind.

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be.


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I’ve read 2 other books by this author, but I wasn’t as impressed with them, as I was with this book. This book was flawless, smooth, funny, HOT, dirty, easy going…and I could go on and on. All in all a great story! I am very pleased and it gave off some good vibes. I was pleasantly surprised.

This book starts with Eden…a famous actress.

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She is a famous Hollywood star, who is engaged with Brad, who is a famous actor as well. They are on the red carpet at the premiere of Brad’s new movie, when Eden finds out from a reporter, that Brad was cheating on her with his co-star in the movie. She breaks up with him live, right then and there on the red carpet, in front of everyone and leaves. On the way home, she realizes the mistakes she has made.

She is in for another big surprise when she arrives back in her hometown to lick her wounds…What she finds in her very own house is something…or should I say someone…she never expected.

Coop…is an architect landscape.

Nice

He lives in Newberry, Georgia, his hometown and is Eden’s first love. They were together in high school and their first year in college. He didn’t want to leave his hometown, and he went back after he finished college. Coop is a sexy as hell single guy who doesn’t do relationships, only occasionally “benefits” dates. He is dominant, persistent, stubborn, hot, kinky, and he knows how to please a woman 😛

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. … Neil Gaiman

Now, after fourteen years, fate brings them back together.

Coop has moved into her house…well actually it’s their house. They try to stay away from each other, but it’s no good. The attraction between the two of them is just too powerful.

I think Eden was a great heroine, I loved how crazy she was. I liked her determination and her ambition, but I wasn’t a fan of her stubbornness. It was a good thing that she realized this herself at the end.

Coop’s character was amazing. I totally agreed with him. He knew Eden even better than she knew herself. I knew he couldn’t resist her, even if he wanted to. I liked his dark side and that he was very kinky. God how I loved that part. 😛

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So as I said, I’m repeating myself again. I loved the book.

Read it yourself and find out why. 😀

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~Review~Risky Behavior (Bad Behavior #1) by L.A. Witt & Cari Z.~

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35017547Title: Risky Behavior
Authors: L.A. Witt & Cari Z.
Series: Bad Behavior #1
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Page Count: 280 pages
Release Date: April 29, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

It’s day one of Darren Corliss’s career as a detective, and not only has he been assigned a notoriously difficult partner, but the guy might also be a pill-popping dirty cop. Internal Affairs needs proof, and Darren gets to be their eyes and ears whether he wants to or not. 

Detective Andreas Ruffner doesn’t play by the rules, and he doesn’t play well with others. With bodies piling up and a list of suspects who are way above his pay grade, the last thing he needs is a wet-behind-the-ears kid for a partner. Or babysitter. Not even if that partner is easy on the eyes. 

As Darren gains Andreas’s hard-won trust, they both realize there’s more than just mutual suspicion simmering beneath the surface. But their investigation is heating up as quickly as their relationship, and Darren has no choice but to go along with Andreas’s unorthodox — and borderline unethical — methods. As IA puts the squeeze on Darren to give up the man he’s falling for, he has to wonder—is Andreas the only cop left in this town who isn’t dirty? 


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Starring:

Andreas Ruffner, a supposedly bad cop whose cultivated an image of a lone wolf who can’t keep a partner and whose more than dubious -and admittedly not always by the book, let alone illegal- methods attract ire and suspicion with Internal Affairs…

Darren Corliss, the good cop, the golden boy, a rookie and freshly promoted detective, whose first day on the job not only begins with reeling in a new, gruff and a partner but also a babysitter job in order to convict said partner of abuse of authority.


The story:

In order to bust a drug ring that not merely screams inside job, but also seems to go higher up the food chain than everyone suspected…both detectives discover that the first impression can be deceptive but that trust has to go both ways in order to get the job done.

 A job that contains more complexity and requirement of being handled with kid gloves (or rather questionable practices) than one of them expected, but the other one would be more than willing to sacrifice everything for, even his reputation, to bring it to an end.

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And they are not only dealing with superiors and highly respected officials who would like to be a nail in Andreas’s coffin and colleagues that play a dirty game…but also have to fight their mutual attraction that is more than just a bad idea in a number of ways.

Does that sound familiar? Yes? You think this is your typical run-of-the-mill cop story you probably read about a hundred times before?

Yeah, it is… NOT. Quite the contrary, because this is so much more.

As for me being a fan of old cop movies and ~ series, I got immediately sucked into a story about solid police procedure with lots of legwork and relying on informants, but also into the swamp of corruption, dirty cops, and drug deals. But the most unusual for me about it was the characters. They are not your picture-postcard perfect cops who do everything by the rulebook. They are men with a history. Men with a rare background you usually won’t find in a book like this.

I can’t tell you more without spoiling a big part of the story, just so much that it deals with a delicate subject that would have been taboo just years ago and with the way the authors handled it, they helped me eliminate some of my own prejudices. To be honest, I don’t know if it is all medically accurate, but at least it incented me to find out more about it.


As for the romance part, some people might say that there could have been a bit more…

But I loved the way Andreas and Darren danced around each other at first. I really felt their inner conflict between duty and attraction and especially Andreas’s loneliness and hopelessness to find love again virtually vibrated off the pages. The slow burn romance also means that there is only one “real” sex scene and even I got… umm, a bit sexually frustrated now and then because of them getting disturbed every goddamn time things started to get interesting. The one and only that was there, though, was extremely hot and…

Very surprising, so to speak. 😀

So, to everyone who loves an amazing cop mystery, a slow burn romance, unusual circumstances, age gap and alternating POV’s from the main characters…

READ THIS BOOK AND YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

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~Release Day Review~Coach’s Challenge (Scoring Chances #5) by Avon Gale~

 

35380848Title: Coach’s Challenge
Author: Avon Gale
Series: Scoring Chances #5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 210 pages
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance, Sport
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

A Scoring Chances Novel

It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression. And it only gets worse when Shane’s rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a member of his team, even if Shane’s set to retire at the end of the season.

Shane’s career in the majors never quite took off. Wanting to quit on his own terms, Shane agrees to a one-year contract with the Ravens and finds himself playing for a coach who thinks he’s an aging goon and with a team that doesn’t trust him, the coach, or each other. Despite his determination to not get involved, Shane unwillingly becomes part of the team… and is just as unwillingly drawn to the gruff out-and-proud coach. As the Ravens struggle to build a new identity, Shane and Troy succumb to the passion that might cost them everything. 


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I am a huge fan of this series and this author. So I was very excited to start this one.

What I like most about these books is that even though they are in the same series, they are so different from one another. I found book 1 a bit quirky, book 2 sexy, book 3 romantic, book 4 very emotional and this one…well this one was really fun to read!!

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I loved the banter between these two men !! This was definitely my kind of book.

Now that being said…book 4 is still my favorite because the MC’s in that one just ripped my heart to shreds out and put I back in piece by piece.Anyone who has read the previous book (which I recommend you read before this one), knows about the shitstorm that happened with the “Ravens” team. Their former coach, St. Savoy (Laurent’s dad) really messed the team up and now that he has been kicked out, they have a new coach to clean up their act.


Troy has some personal reasons to coach the “Ravens”.

He himself hates St. Savoy for blackmailing him with being gay when he was younger. Coaching this team to success is his way of revenge and giving St. Savoy the middle finger.

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Shane is a veteran player, who never really lived up to his potential.

This is gonna be his last season playing and he has decided to go out the way he wants to…by accepting a position for “The Ravens”. Shane is also gay, but after all these years he is still in the closet about it.From the moment these two meet, when Shane shows up late for practice, they clash…Problem is, they are both immediately attracted to each other as well,…

…and fighting and arguing with each other gets them hot. 😛

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Like I said, the banter between them was hilarious and what followed was delicious. We’ve got another controlling dirty talker right here!!

You got me too worked up. You like that? Like knowing how fucking bad I wanted my cock in your mouth, wanted to fuck your throat? 

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Of course what they are doing isn’t really smart. Troy is after all still Shane’s coach. But the body wants,  what it wants and in this case, after some time…the heart wants what the heart wants…

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Now, these two may not have a romantic bone in their body, but don’t think there wasn’t any love. They were definitely in love, they just weren’t very sappy about it. I don’t need a lot of sap in my books though…give me a funny guy over a sappy one any day!!

“You up for round two, old man? Maybe over that table with your stupid puzzle on it?” It’s a jigsaw puzzle, Shane. Not a jizzsaw puzzle.”

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See…funny guys. 😉 Which is also why I love Max, Misha, and Drake so much, who I am happy to say, have some little scenes in this one as well. 😉

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~Pre-Release Review~Coach’s Challenge (Scoring Chances #5) by Avon Gale~

 

35380848Title: Coach’s Challenge
Author: Avon Gale
Series: Scoring Chances #5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 210 pages
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance, Sport
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

A Scoring Chances Novel

It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression. And it only gets worse when Shane’s rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a member of his team, even if Shane’s set to retire at the end of the season.

Shane’s career in the majors never quite took off. Wanting to quit on his own terms, Shane agrees to a one-year contract with the Ravens and finds himself playing for a coach who thinks he’s an aging goon and with a team that doesn’t trust him, the coach, or each other. Despite his determination to not get involved, Shane unwillingly becomes part of the team… and is just as unwillingly drawn to the gruff out-and-proud coach. As the Ravens struggle to build a new identity, Shane and Troy succumb to the passion that might cost them everything. 


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‘A new broom sweeps clean’ as the saying goes and in this case, there is not just one but two needed to clean up the mess the former coach of the Asheville Ravens left behind by making said team the probably most hated in the whole league.

For Troy Callahan, new head coach of the Ravens, whose career as an active hockey player found an abrupt end not long after it began by being outed as gay by the man whose position he acquires now, it is personal satisfaction to succeed where Denis St. Savoy failed in order to get the team back at the top of its game. 

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His reputation as a control freak, him being tough as nails but also fair, and his changes to the atmosphere, soon earn him the respect of his players. But of course, the players have to earn his respect, too.

Well, that is where the other ‘broom’ comes into play…

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Shane North, almost at the end of his career, a Player talent which never quite lived up to expectations and whose reputation as a goon being more benched than actually active on the ice, is not quite the addition Troy wants on his team, especially when Shane seems to prove him right on his first day with his supposedly lax attitude.


When both men first meet, they are finding themselves on a collision course of strong will and a personality to match, but they also feel an immediate mutual attraction, neither of them can deny.

“You’re an asshole, but other than that, you’re a pretty stand-up guy.” Shane glanced pointedly down at Troy’s crotch and then back up again.”

And now… Let the sexy times begin! And sexy, not to say steamy and hot, is what you get here, and even though both men are pretty aware of the fact what consequences her relationship could entail…

“He was surprised when, a few seconds later, Troy pushed the curtain aside and got in with him. Shane blinked at him through the water. “Let’s just go ahead and make the most out of this mistake.” With that, Troy grabbed him by the back of the neck to pull him in and kiss him.” For once Shane didn’t even want to argue.”

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… they cannot keep their hands off each other and are very…umm, inventive when it comes down to exploiting every chance they get, even in defiance of any risk.


Although it was another hit, I have to admit that Coach’s Challenge was not a direct hit for me. My favorites in this series are still Power Play and Empty Net, maybe because in both books more emotions are involved. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the banter between both men and the dirty talk was hot as hell,…

“I already figured you’d be a loudmouth control freak in bed, like you are on the ice, so no surprise there.”

… but both suddenly speaking of having developed deeper feelings came a bit out of thin air for me. Blame it on me being a romantic at heart, but I would have wished for one or two at least a bit tender moment between Troy and Shane beforehand so I could reenact it better.

That doesn’t mean you don’t get any emotions here at all, though. There was at least one scene in the locker room, that actually made me tear up, but it related to a certain Team captain who really stole my heart in this book.

Everything else I love about this series was there, though. Avon Gale’s love for this sport is once again palpable and I’m really not exaggerating here when I say that she made me craving for every scene that is happening on and off the ice.

And aside from the smartass replies from both characters…

“Could you get off my lap? I can’t fucking think about the future with your dick pressing into my thigh.” “That’s my cell phone. Fucking amateur.”

… there was humor galore that made me wheezing with laughter.

“That was the thing about Troy. He just said something like it was fact and made it happen. Shane wouldn’t be surprised if he scored goals back in his hockey-playing days just by looking at the puck and saying, “Get in the net, goddammit.”


Add some great side characters to the mix, like the GM of the team and Troy’s best friend, Gabe, but also Shane’s friend Alani (I promise you, she simply rocks!) and a whole bunch of adorable hockey players…

… and you get an all-around carefree package of an enjoyable read. So now, dear Avon, you just have to tell me that Xavier’s story will be next and I am a very happy little girl. Yes? Pretty please?

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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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