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Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #1
Release Date: July 19th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Title: Not Your Hero
Author: Anna Brooks
Release Date: April 18, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Legends are born from moments like these. Folktales spun around a single point in time so perfect, you can almost hear the click resonating through the universe as things align.
George Bell, aka Twisted, knows the odds are against him. Have been all his life. Born in a Louisiana bordello, raised around the rough and rowdy men of a motorcycle club, he’s never been the lucky type. But he believes luck can change, so when fate gives him a glimpse of breathtaking beauty, he’s more than willing to roll the dice. Chancing upon what could be the woman of his dreams, he’s prepared to push this streak as far as he can.
Penny Dane’s background gives her an edge in the life she’s chosen to lead. Raised in a can-do family, she’s resilient, rolling with life’s punches and landing on her feet. But, when the past holds painful secrets—when a single misstep can turn deadly—can she trust the passion this man stirs in her?
On the surface, Bell and Penny don’t work. Their mismatched worlds are too different. But like a backwater bayou, what you see is not the whole story, there are mysteries buried underneath. Penny is the red-haired beauty caught up in a web of lies. Bell is like no one she’s ever met before. The problem is, he knows it.
Title: Open Road
Author: M.J. O’Shea
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 7/25/ 2016
Genre(s): mm romance, mm friends to lovers, mm bisexual
Page Count: 200
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Angus has been with the same guy for ten years. When his boyfriend breaks up with him the night of his thirtieth birthday party and announces his engagement to a twenty-two-year-old less than ten hours later, Angus is… a mess. To put it lightly. He spends days in bed, drinks himself into a stupor every night, and ends up losing his job and his apartment. His best and oldest friend, Reece, decides it’s time for an intervention. And a change of scenery.
Reece and Angus take off on a buddy trip across the US. They don’t have much of a plan; they just start driving. It takes Angus a couple of days to do much more than grunt when Reece talks to him, but slowly he opens up. They drive, talk, heal, shout, drink a bit too much sometimes, dance, meet new friends… and somewhere between Portland, Oregon, and Portland, Maine, they fall in love.
Which was the last thing in the world Angus expected
After being brutally dumped in the worse way possible
Reece decided to take Angus on a road trip to escape his misery. It’s on this road trip that Angus rediscovered his authentic self, the person he buried in order to meet his ex-boyfriend Brad’s, expectations. Rediscovering himself, being around Reece made Angus realize that the love he thought he had for Brad wasn’t real it was twisted, built on lies. So what does love look like? What is the one consistent thing that has always made him happy?
“Reece was good for him. Reece was the best thing that ever happened to him and he’d known it since he was a kid. He was warmth and comfort, happiness and relaxation.”
Being around Reece, rediscovering himself, no longer needing to lie in order to keep his friendship also made him finally see what everyone else has long been aware of, Reece was someone he could never imagine life without because something much deeper lay between them.
I’ve read many stories about best friends discovering what really binds them together whenever a life changing moment draws them closer together. This one is definitely one of my favorites.
“ I think I might be the most oblivious person in Portland, because I didn’t. I should’ve known a lot of things. You not being straight, Brad’s asshole cheating. And you… wanted me?”~Angus
This story does have a fatal flaw I didn’t like and couldn’t overlook though. I really hated (as did Reece, sometimes?), that the assumption on Angus’ part was that Reece was straight because Reece only dated women. Everyone (except Angus), knew there was something deeper between Angus and Reece yet for them to be so close… Best friends… Reece never once mentions he’s bisexual. I didn’t like that. Reece also (denies by omission), he’s bi. He gets upset whenever his mom, Angus’ mom, Angus’ sister Cherry, mentions he and Angus should get together. Why is that? Especially since he’s always known he loved Angus as more than just a friend. That’s the one pet peeve I have with this whole set up and that’s why this story story rates 3.5 stars for me.
Review Copy of Open Road provided by the Publisher, Dreamspinner Press for an honest Review.
Title: Shaken Up
Series:Little Earthquakes 1
Release Date:February 25, 2015
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Tim Myers is the flamboyant and overly fastidious owner of the adult shop Little Earthquakes. In his spare time, he moonlights as a sub for his friend’s BDSM classes, and while he’d love to find a Dom to cater to his domestic servitude kink, he’s wary of exposing his body and his heart. When Jae Seong comes into Tim’s shop and asks him for help with a wax play demo, Tim is turned off by the idea. Jae is nothing if not persistent, though. He’s a skilled Dom and soon finds out why Tim is so protective of his body, his neck, and his heart. Over a series of play dates, the two grow close, and it dawns on Tim that he might be looking at a match made for collaring.
I am a new reader of Nicole’s books but this one was a good start. It is a short story about a submissive Tim who was badly hurt by a prior Dom and almost gave up his submissive tendencies. He does demo’s for his good friends and owns a sex shop named Little Earthquakes. I have to say that I love the name of his store. His friends set him up with Jae and the chemistry is instant. They agree to do a demo together and have to practice, this is where their relationship starts. The BDSM scenes are great and well written. It give a new appreciation of candles. Tim has to learn to trust Jae after all he went thru and Jae has to learn patience. Since it is a short story this is were it ends. So you have to read book 2 to find out what happens between these 2. I am reading it now and recommend you keep going with this series. Review Copy of Shaken Up provided by the Dreamspinner Press for an honest Review.
Title: Settling Down
Series:Little Earthquakes 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date:July 27, 2016
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
It’s been six months since Tim and Jae got together, and they’re giving Domestic Discipline an honest try. But when conflicting events conspire to interrupt their life, Tim starts to fray at the edges. He’s doing his best to handle everything, but he still struggles with unaddressed issues, both past and present. And seeing Tim trying to hold it together is breaking Jae’s heart.
There has to be a breaking point, and when it arrives, it’s Jae’s turn to take the reins, to provide them both with what they truly need.
This is book 2 in the series and it picks up 6 months into Tim and Jae’s relationship. I am glad we get to see what happens when these 2 men try the HOH lifestyle Tim needs. It starts out great but when both their parents come to visit and they cant spend time together Tim starts to falter. Add in Tim’s past that comes into the picture and Tim is about to fall apart without his Sir. I enjoyed this story but wanted more inter action between Jae and Tim. There really was about only one BDSM scene in this story when book 1 had some really hot ones. You can still feel the love and support Tim gets from Jae and the rest of his made family. I just wanted more in this story. I wanted to learn more about Tim’s kink and how they incorporated it into their lives. The ending was good but I just wanted more.
Review Copy of Settling Down provided by the Dreamspinner Press for an honest Review.