~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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~Release Day Review~The Long and Winding Road by T.J. Klune~

 

32801570Title: The Long and Winding Road
Author: T.J. Klune
Series: Bear, Otter, and the Kid #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 346 pages
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Genre(s): M/M,Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
~Synopsis~

Family is not always defined by blood. It’s defined by those who make us whole—those who make us who we are.

And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they’ve never been before.

There’s a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to go.
There’s a phone ringing, bringing news they do not expect.
There’s a brother returning home after learning how to stand on his own.
As these moments converge, all of their lives will change forever.

Beginning in Bear, Otter, and the Kid, and continuing in Who We Are and The Art of Breathing, TJ Klune has told a saga of family and brotherhood, of love and sacrifice. In this final chapter, the events of the past pave the long and winding road toward a future no one could have imagined. 


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I was so very happy when I got my hands on this book….yet also so very sad. 

I know that all great things usually come to an end…doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it though. 😛

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Now I have promised some of my dear GR friends to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, so that’s what I am gonna try to do. I know plenty of people want to read this awesome book and I don’t want to ruin things for them. 😉

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Release Day Review~Barrel Proof (Agents Irish and Whiskey #3) by Layla Reyne~

 

34473508Title: Barrel Proof
Author: Layla Reyne
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey #3
Publisher: Carina Press
Page Count: 189 pages
Release Date: August 7, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

FBI agents Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker can’t get a moment’s peace. Their hunt for the terrorist Renaud seems to be nearing an end, until a fire allows him to slip through their fingers—and puts Jamie’s life in danger. When Jamie is nearly killed, Aidan learns how many forms loss can take. 
Aidan says I love you just moments before learning that Jamie’s been keeping a devastating secret about Aidan’s late husband. How quickly trust and love can go up in flames. When Aidan requests a solo undercover assignment, Jamie hopes Aidan will find a way to forgive him. 
But the explosions are far from over. Aidan’s cover lands him in the heart of the terrorist’s conspiracy, and Jamie will have to put his life, his career, and his freedom on the line to save the man who has become his entire world. Partners always is a promise he intends to keep.


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Ladies and gentlemen, we are now crossing a zone of turbulence. Please take your seat and keep your seat belts fastened. Thank you!

Hmm, as a description for this book ‘zone of turbulence’ might be a slight understatement. One helluva ride that gives you barely time to catch your breath is more like it…I knew it would not be easy what the author had in store for not only the reader, but also for Aidan and Jamie in this last installment of the Agents Irish and Whiskey Series. I would not have thought that she has some kind of mean streak when it comes to making everyone suffer, though. 😉

Barrel Proof not only picks up right where Cask Strength ended, it throws us directly head over heels into action and from that point on it leaves us barely time to breathe.

No worries, I try to be as vague as possible about the plot, just let me say that every breathtaking minute and every heart-wrenching moment was more than worth it in the end.


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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~Cask Strength (Agents Irish and Whiskey #2) by Layla Reyne~

 

34033755Title: Cask Strength
Author: Layla Reyne
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey #2
Publisher: Carina Press
Page Count: 205 pages
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Genre(s):M/M Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases faster than any team at the Bureau. Personally, it’s a different story. Aidan’s feelings for Jamie scare the hell out of him: he won’t risk losing another love no matter how heart-tripping the intimacy between them. And loss is a grim reality with the terrorist Renaud still on their trail, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake.
Going undercover on a new case gets them out of town and off the killer’s radar. They’re assigned to investigate an identity theft ring involving a college basketball team in Jamie’s home state, where Jamie’s past makes him perfect for the role of coach. But returning to the court brings more than old memories.
As secrets and shocking betrayals abound, none may be more dangerous than the one Jamie’s been keeping: a secret about the death of Aidan’s husband that could blow his partner’s world apart and destroy forever the fragile bonds of trust and love building between them.


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“Partners, Irish, always.” Lowering their hands, Aidan leaned forward and brushed his lips, sealing the vow.”

“Partners, Whiskey, always.”

For God’s sake, it was about time, guys!!! After a path of trial and tribulation to get to this promise (and not only for Aidan and Jamie, but also for me, dammit!) the ‘always‘ is rather wishful thinking, though, with all the obstacles in their way and secrets still waiting to be revealed and I am pretty sure that the author will send both men and us readers to hell and back in the next book until they get their well-deserved HEA. Continue reading “~Review~Cask Strength (Agents Irish and Whiskey #2) by Layla Reyne~”

~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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~Release Day Review~Chasing Destiny (Silver Tip Pack #2) by Megan Erickson~ 

 

33795022Title: Chasing Destiny
Author: Megan Erickson 
Series: Silver Tip Pack #2
Page Count: 224 pages
Release Date: July 21, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance,Paranormal, Werewolves & Shifters
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Some live on memories…

Almost dying during a pack uprising has a way of shaking things up. I’m no longer Mr. Laid Back now that there’s an itch under my skin I can’t scratch.

On a volunteer mission that goes beyond the walls of our compound, we enter the territory of a pack long thought dead, and find ourselves on the business end of their spears.

What I’m not prepared for is what I find within their walls—The one shifter I never thought I’d see alive, the one I’d mourned twice, the one I’d always loved. He is alive, and if I have anything to do with it, he’ll stay that way. But he’s got secrets, and exposing them could lead us to an enemy worse than the bloodthirsty undead shifters wanting to kill us all…


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Wow…this was really good, I enjoyed the hell out of it.

I have been curious about Bay and his story, ever since he was introduced in book 1. He has been one of my favorites since the beginning…but I have to say that I have a new favorite right now.

He goes by the name Nash. 😉

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~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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~Review~Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack #1) by Megan Erickson~

32486744Title: Daring Fate
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Silver Tip Pack #1
Page Count: 240 pages
Publisher: Megan Erickson
Release Date: November 14, 2016
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

We all have tragic backstories in today’s world. 

I wake up chained to the wall of a dark cell aware of two things: I failed my sister, and I smell my enemy.

When I’m taken to meet Dare, the alpha of the Silver Tip pack, I’m sure I’m about to lose my throat. The last thing I expect is for the Alpha to recognize me as his fated mate. No way is he going to let me go now, and I still have to find a way to rescue my sister.

As I plot my escape to save her, I find that if I leave, Dare could be killed by power-hungry members of his pack. And now he’s more to me than my fated mate—my heart is involved. With time ticking by on my sister’s life, I have to make a choice I never thought I’d face—my sister’s life or my mate’s? That’s if I can survive the undead shifters intent on killing me first…


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This book was awesome! I also liked that it was a bit different from the regular shifter stories.This is definitely one of my favorite M/M shifter books.

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