~Review~All He Ever Needed by Cate Ashwood~

 

41954759Title: All He Ever Needed
Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 178 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Some secrets are too heavy to hold on to forever. 
For Ethan, pretending has become second nature. After all, he’s spent the last decade pretending to be straight, pretending to be happy, and pretending he isn’t desperately in love with his best friend. But in a single moment of raw honesty, all those lies come crashing down around him and he’s left wondering what to do next. 
When Jase learns his best friend is going through a breakup, his first instinct is to come to Ethan’s rescue, and he knows just the thing to help. The cabin where they spent summers as kids is sitting vacant, and a week there is the perfect remedy to start healing a broken heart. 
In the seclusion of the mountains, long-buried fears and emotions take their friendship into unexplored territory that will either bring them closer together… or tear everything apart.


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~Review~Alaska (Sawyer’s Ferry #1) by Cate Ashwood~

 

39692683Title: Alaska
Author: Cate Ashwood
Series: Sawyer’s Ferry #1
Cover Design: Cate Ashwood
Page Count: 183 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Nobody says no to a Prescott. Not even one of their own.
Holden:
Living up to expectations had never been easy, but when I went after something, I got it. Success. Money. Victory. I was standing on the doorstep to having it all. There was only one thing standing in my way.
Gage: 
Power and prosperity are overrated. Especially when they come at a price. When enough became enough, I walked away. Nothing had ever tempted me to look back, until one day the past showed up in my backyard.
I’m not so sure I can walk away a second time.
 


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The blurb for this book really peaked my curiosity. I just had to know what it was about…especially after I also salivated over the cover !! I have a thing for hands and arms…and damn, those are some very nice ones. 😛

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~Release Day Review~When The Devil Wants In by Cate Ashwood & J.H. Knight~

 

36689729Title: When The Devil Wants In
Authors: Cate Ashwood, J.H. Knight
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 246 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 3.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

John Turner has been living a lie most of his life. Growing up in the rural Georgia town of Magnolia Ridge, he’s only ever let one person truly know him: his best friend, Chloe. To the rest of the world, they’re the perfect couple, but just between them, she’s helping John hide in plain sight.
Matt Kinsley, a cop from San Francisco, moves to town looking for a slower pace and to reconnect with his Southern roots. Starting over in Magnolia Ridge means taking a step into the closet, but Matt finds that with John for company, he doesn’t mind so much.
As the two start to explore a possible relationship, a horrific murder rips the town apart but brings John and Matt together in ways neither could’ve imagined. Matt must decide where his loyalties lie while John resists the urge to run again. Together, they have to discover who the real devil is before another life is destroyed.


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John Turner has lived in the sleepy town of Magnolia Ridge all his life.He’s firmly planted in the closest, getting his kicks from out of town hookups.He’s been hiding all his life…and things aren’t helped by his religious, overbearing mother who, at times, was more concerned about what other people thought of her family than recognizing their needs…No one suspects he’s gay and his close relationship with his best friend, Chloe, is the perfect cover.People assume they’re a couple and neither of them denies it.

Matt Kinsley is a cop, new in town.He’s gay and not ashamed of his sexuality at all but he finds himself returning to the closest in this judgmental town. After an out of town hook up one night both men are surprised to find themselves living in the same town.


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~Review~Cruising by Cate Ashwood~

 

36236330Title: Cruising
Author: Cate Ashwood
Page Count: 45 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him.
Jake’s friendship is the most important thing in the world to Dylan, so as much as it hurts to see him with other people, Dylan keeps his mouth shut about his true feelings. When Jake wins a cruise to Alaska, he asks Dylan to go along, but what Dylan doesn’t know, is that there’s more on offer than a dream vacation.
Can Dylan and Jake sail off to their happily ever after, or are they cruising toward disaster?

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Short sweet, cute, hot and FREE, which is exactly what the doctor ordered. 😛

This little gem is a (best) friends to lovers story, and who’s not a fan of that!!?? It’s my absolute favorite trope!!

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~Review~ Married for a Month by Cate Ashwood~

 

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Married for a Month by Cate Ashwood

****4 Stars****


I was a bit worried when I read the blurb.  Fake marriages are not really my thing, but once I started reading, I found myself completely sucked into this sweet “best friends to lovers” story.

It also helps that these men, don’t actually marry.

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Chase and Alec have been best friends for a very long time. Chase is known as being quite the player among his friends. Chase isn’t ready to settle down into some relationship. He thinks, that once people settle down or get married, everything will go to shit and life will be boring and sex will be non-excistent.

So he sticks to hook-ups.

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That is until his friends bet him that he couldn’t stay married for a month, even if he wanted to. According to them, marriage is hard work, and Chase is not cut out for this. Chase, of course, can’t resist proving them wrong. And who would be a better candidate in this “fake” marriage, than his best friend Alec.

So he “fake” proposes right then and there.

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Their friends have a little wedding ceremony for them.

The rules are: they have to live together for a month, sleep in the same bed, eat together and go on a date once a week. Sounds easy enough….what could possibly go wrong ??

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Both men are lusting for one another, and why not just give in right…it’s just sex…

Hot sex, but still just friends having sex….

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Until it’s not…..

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I really enjoyed this story. It was sweet, hot, funny at times and there wasn’t any angst….

Just two best friends falling in love with each other.

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You would think, that with me being such an angst junkie, I would be bored, but I wasn’t…not at all. It was exactly what I needed right now. I will

I will definitely look into more books by this author.  🙂

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