Title: Tow Trucks & New Year’s Kisses
Series: Cupcakes & Brews, #1
Author: Lila Leigh Hunter
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Heat Level: 1 – No Sex
Length: 10,100 words
Genre: Romance, Gay, Pansexual, Cisgender
The Zozobra Incident
Suzanne van Rooyen
Playing with Fire
Title: Yes, Mr Larson and Other Filthy Stories
Author: J.J. Hayle
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewer: Michelle Austin
Release Date: 10/28/2016
Page Count: 124
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
” “You deserve this, Miss Farrow,” Mr Larson said. “You have had this coming for a long time.”
Layla hadn’t realised what she was getting herself into when she agreed to allow her boss to discipline her for her lateness. Little did she know she would awaken a need for domination and punishment. Nor did she expect to discover the thrill she felt when she allowed the fierce and intense Mr Larson to spank her.
Seven sinful stories explore the deepest, darkest and dirtiest desires of six women seeking sexual pleasure and, with something to gratify every appetite, are guaranteed to set your pulse racing.
Relax, get comfortable and indulge yourself in Mr Larson and other filthy stories. Whatever your kink, you will find complete satisfaction in this collection of erotic tales.”
Review: Yes, Mr Larson and Other Filthy Stories was a 3.5 star read.
This is a series of seven connected erotic short stories about six women:
Yes, Mr Larson
Happy Anniversary, darling
A Sandwich and a vanilla slice, please
Fancy playing a round?
If in doubt, whip it out
Gang up on me
Sexily ever after
You will read about submissives, BDSM, F/F, M/M, cheating, and dominatrix.
Will everyone get the HEA they are seeking? Being short stories there isn’t much I want to share at the risk of giving something away. If you like hot short stories with a little kink you will like this book. 1-click and get started.
Review Copy of Yes, Mr Larson and Other Filthy Stories provided by J.J. Hayle for an honest Review.
Title: Optical Illusion
Author: Emma Jaye
Series: Paint 1
Publisher: Purindoors Publishing
Release Date: 9/1/2016
Page Count: 356
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
“Smile, wiggle, lie, apologise, and run for the hills.
That’s the formula Chris has used all his life, but this time, he has something he’s never had to lose before, a family that cares. The problem is, his new brother’s very edible friend isn’t fooled by his act. If his secrets are revealed, they won’t want him and he has nowhere else to go.
Thanks to a suicide bomber, ex-military police sergeant Jase Rosewood is back in the English countryside. His plans for quiet recuperation are ruined by the effervescent, go-go dancing twink who has everyone wrapped around his little finger. Luckily for the gullible Matt, Jase can smell a liar a mile away, and Chris Bacon, if that’s even his name, stinks to high heaven. Assigned ‘Chris-sitting’ duty while Matt’s on honeymoon, Jase has a week to discover what is hidden beneath the bright camouflage. It’s a job, just like any other, so why does it feel so different?
Unfortunately, Jase isn’t the only one drawn to the boy who can’t stay still, but instead of wanting to reveal his true colours; they want to dull them forever.
Contains issues of physical abuse, but not between the central couple.”
Review: First off this isn’t a book for everyone. My heart broke for Chris from the beginning. He had such a rough life and it looks like that it hasn’t beaten him. He is out, loud and has a such a large personality that people love him. Chris has ADHD and that effects how he acts towards people. Depending on the situation he can either run away or use sex to his advantage. At first you don’t understand how he does the things he does but as you read this story you find out how such a young man can survive. The book was a long one and sometimes I though it kind of dragged on but you will find out that you need all the information. We get to hear about how he lived and how he feels he is not normal. When he finds out who his father is , he goes to see him. He visits often and hopes his half brother Matt never find out but he does. Matt at first cant believe Chris’s story but it is proven that they are family. Matt takes Chris in and that is about the time he meets Jase. Jase is Matt’s best friend and just came back from the military. Jase is gay but isn’t as open as Chris. Chris is about 10yrs younger than Jase so he doesn’t want to go there with him. The conflict in this book is never ending since everyone is trying to help Chris. Jase falls in love with Chris and Chris is afraid he will screw it up. I don’t want to give too much away but there is a kidnapping and that is when we see Jase come to terms with his feelings for Chris. Once things are back to some what normal these 2 decide to give a relationship a try. Both men need to learn how to communicate with each other and heal together. This story will break you heart and then slowly put it back together again. I found myself yelling at the way this story ended. Poor Chris again!!. I know book 2 is available and I will need to read it to see what happens next with these 2.
Review Copy of Optical Illusion provided by Purindoors Publishing for an honest Review.
Title: Morning My Angel
Author: Sue Brown
Series: Angel Enterprises #1
Publisher: Self Published
Reviewer: Mel Bradley
Release Date: 9/29/2016
Genre(s): M/M, Suspense, Body Guards
Page Count: 266
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
“Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path.
He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse.
Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.”
Review: This was an easy 5 star read for me – and I don’t say that often. I absolutely devoured this book from the very beginning – and didn’t put it down until the end! Morning My Angel is filled with super hot and smart body guards/agents, trying to find a missing person. And while that’s the main plot line, Brown does a great job at making it feel secondary to the relationship between all of the characters – Josh, Charlie, Angel, Cal – and the team.
Josh is such a great character – it felt like I knew him from the very start and kept liking him more and more as I read on. He was snarky, snippy, smart, and sassy – but also loyal and tender-hearted. It was almost unexpected – but very relate-able. When you first meet Cal, it’s from Josh’s perspective and he’s a bit… creative, which made me laugh out loud. But as soon as he’s officially in the picture, everything clicks into place.
I want to go on and on here about how amazing the story ended up being – I honestly couldn’t figure it out until it came together, but I’d rather you get entwined with the book and find out for yourself (then come back and chat with me about it!). My only “eh” point was how, or maybe where, they end up – you’ll get what I mean, but that seemed odd to me, but perhaps it is a better lead in for the series.
This book is a great read for anyone! I mean anyone – even if you aren’t that into M/M books, there isn’t a ton of sex (but there is heat and chemistry between them), and the story is just so darn good. I can’t wait for the rest of the series to continue!!!!
Review Copy of Morning My Angel provided by Sue Brown for an honest Review.