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Audiobook Review: 3.5 Star Review for To the Highest Bidder (A Planet Called Wish #1) by Caitlin Ricci #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: To the Highest Bidder (A Planet Called Wish #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Caitlin Ricci (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 13, 2015 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

The Intergalactic Star Pilot Academy has accepted Thierry Leroux into the elite class of sky year 2231. But the academy comes with a hefty price tag, and there’s no way he, a poor Sythe orphan, has the credits the academy requires. Thierry’s brother, Corbin, a high-class companion, suggests Thierry sell his virginity for the cost of tuition. It seems like a ridiculous idea, but it may be Thierry’s only shot, so Thierry asks Corbin to arrange a meeting on the pleasure planet of Wish.

On Wish, Thierry meets Corbin’s boss, Monroe, and they agree to auction off Thierry’s virginity. Thierry is grateful to the masked buyer he knows only as “Dragonfly,” and Dragonfly is gentle, making Thierry’s first time a good memory. When Dragonfly requests to see him again, and pay for the pleasure, Thierry returns to Wish. But in this game, falling in love is dangerous for the heart, and Thierry might not like the man behind the mask.

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ThreeandHalfStars

This review is for the audiobook, read by Jean Samson.

To The Highest Bidder is intriguing, entertaining, and heartwarming. The narration is not bad, but I find it a bit awkward at times, which detracts from the story. If I was reviewing the text version I would rate it at 4 stars instead of 3.5.

This story is unique and immediately engaging. Thierry’s infatuation with his mystery lover is endearing. But I’m glad things come back down to earth, or it could have become silly. As it is, the mystery romance becomes a tool that reveals interesting elements of their personalities.

The characters in this story are well developed, and the romance is a sexy and bitter-sweet journey.

Overall, I enjoyed this story, and I’m looking forward to the next one. I did feel, however, that some parts did drag a little, making the story feel a bit padded.

I recommend this book to someone looking for a unique Sci-Fi romance and coming of age story.

Amanda

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FOUR 5 Star Reviews for Rise & Fall (THIRDS #4) by Charlie Cochet #MM #Military @charliecochet @dreamspinners

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Title: Rise & Fall (THIRDS #4)
Author Name & Publisher: Charlie Cochet (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 2, 2015 – 236pgs

Synopsis

After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.

With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well intentioned—begin to spiral out of control. Sloane is all too familiar with the desire to retaliate, but some things are more important, like the man who’s pledged to stand beside him. As Dex starts down a dark path, it’s up to Sloane to show him what’s at stake, and finally put a name to what’s in his heart.

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FiveStars

This series just keeps getting better and better. I found myself wanting to cry at times, laughing out loud at some of the antics that go on, wanting to yell at the characters to “RUN” or “DONT GO IN THERE”. I did not that think that Charlie could make me love Dex and Sloane anymore then possible but it happened.

Throughout this series I continually find myself cheering for the good guys and hoping the bad guys do not win. This is one action packed book that you feel like you know what is going to happen then takes a complete turn and goes he opCharlie Cochet did it again. The author grabbed my attention from the first sentence in Thirds-Rack & Ruin. This book is once again a Home run for Charlie.

Dex, Sloane, Cael, Ash, and the rest of the Thirds team is back again working hard to take down the bad guys while trying to save as many lives as they can and staying safe in the process.

In this book we learn more about Ash and more about his past. Along the way I really started to question exactly what type of guy Ash really is and if he was the mole that everyone was trying to find.

Dex and Sloane still continue to work at their work relationship along with their personal relationship.

Through all the trails and tribulations each of the characters face, I cannot help but feel their pain, their frustration, their happiness, their wariness, and all the other emotions that Charlie has been able to pull off in a single book.

As I said in the beginning, I was hooked from the get go. It is hard to put down a book that you feel like you are apart of to do simple things like eat, sleep, clean, etc and this is definitely one of those books.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that has romance, action, mystery, and a well unfolded story line.

Tosha
FiveStars
This story had it all! It starts exactly where Rack & Ruin ended and let me tell you…thank goodness because that ending, I mean…I don’t think my heart was able to take it if it started anywhere else. My heart was in complete turmoil.
The beginning… An explosion!!! It makes you and Dex crumble. As much as I love Dex’s humor, we get see to see his soft, teddy bear, loving side. We also get a few uh-oh moments, holding your breath with Tony.
The middle… More couple development with Ash/Cael and Calvin/Hobbes with their emotions and possessiveness starting to show. More humor from Dex. More insights to the emotional side of the Therians which was needed, to really understand the difference of humans verse the shifters. Of course, hot and steamy sex from Dex and Sloane and oh my, my, my. Sloane is very much more hot being protective and alpha. The claiming? Holy hotness!!!
The ending… Tony is such a crack up. He is being a true dad to his two boys, or shall I say to the intended love of his two boys. He brings Old Betsy out to play with Sloane and Ash. Cael and Dex are just too funny when Tony comes in. But Sloane is pretty much let off the hook for even attempting to truly love the crazy Dex. But Ash? Oh, poor lion. Lion meets big bad daddy with a bat of the man I love, and I would lose my voice as well. But Tony just cracks me up. Thank goodness I can go straight into Against the Grain to find out how that conversation goes.
This story just keeps you going with action, humor and smexy times. It is a fabulous story to set up the reader for Cael & Ash and Calvin & Hobbs.
Keri

FiveStars

This book picks up right where Rack & Ruin left off. When Sloane is almost killed Dex decides to take things into his own hands. There is so much in this book, you have the recovery of Sloane, Dex lying to Sloane, and Sloane knowing that Dex is lying. A team working together, because they are family and will do anything for each other, action, tension and lastly, love. Each book gets better and better and I fall in love more and more with Dex and Sloane and all the others on the team. I can’t wait to jump into the next book to see what happens next. I seriously hope that Ash and Cael get their stuff together, I wanna see them happy!!!
Angie
FiveStars
Just when I was starting to think that this series wouldn’t have any more surprises, this book comes along. I will freely admit there were moments of tears as well as laugh-out-loud moments. Charlie Cochet once again pulls out all the stops with this great THIRDS adventure.
Although heartbreaking at times, it’s really interesting to see Dex’s detective side come out. His struggles are shown in a very real and relatable way. This story also delves deeper into the mysteries of the Therians and more specifics about the human-animal dynamic, which I find fascinating.
It’s great to see the core cast of characters grow as Lou and Austen take on more important roles in this book. I hope to see more of them as the story continues.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys not only a great M/M Romance story but also a strong genre plot (Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Shapeshifters, Mystery and Crime).
Amanda

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TWO 5 star and ONE 4.5 Star reviews for Spencer Cohen, Book Three by N.R. Walker #MM #Romance

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: Spencer Cohen, Book Three
Author Name & Publisher: N.R. Walker (BlueHeart)
Publication Date & Length: April 21, 2016 – 189 pgs

Synopsis

Learning to be in a committed relationship has been easy for Spencer. In fact, too easy. Andrew has fit into his life seamlessly. Spencer’s let go of his insecurities and hang-ups, and he and Andrew are enjoying where things are headed.

For the first time in years, Spencer’s life is unbelievably perfect. Andrew overthinks everything. So when Spencer gets a phone call from Australia, he’s certain Spencer will push him away.

But instead of driving them apart, maybe it will solidify what they already have. Maybe Spencer will depend on Andrew more than ever. Maybe the Spencer Cohen story will come full circle, and maybe, just maybe, Spencer will have the happily ever after he never thought possible.

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 FiveStars

Book Three of the Spencer Cohen series is moving and romantic.
This book concludes the Spencer Cohen series wonderfully. N.R. Walker brings Spencer’s story to life as he overcomes his fear, holding onto his history while learning to let go of the pain. It’s a feel-good romance that also addresses some serious issues in a compassionate way.
Overall, I loved this series. It was great getting to know Spencer and Andrew along with the cast of great supporting characters.  It’s very engaging, fun, romantic and sexy!
I feel like this series is best read back to back. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a feel-good, low-angst, contemporary story.
Amanda
FourandHalfStars

This was the finally installment in this series and I loved it. I would consider this a sweet romance. I absolutely fell in love with Andrew and Spencer and was happy to be included in their journey to a happy committed relationship. I didn’t miss the sex (it mostly happened off page in this book) because this was a time when Andrew and Spencer where really building their relationship. It was clear to me that this book was more about the support you receive when you are in a committed relationship. Andrew was clearly a there for Spencer even though Spencer struggled to say the words “I Love You” to Andrew. The secondary characters were also great and they clearly fit right in. Overall this was another great series from an author who has never disappointed me.

Lynn
FiveStars

I’ve read other books by this author and loved them. This book is no exception. I haven’t read the first 2 books in the series but I will make it a point to do that. I received a free book from Inked Rainbow Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

Spencer is all tattoos and Australian accent. Both arms depicting the struggles he’s been through. Spencer likes to help people. He wants everyone to be happy, but doesn’t take himself into regards. He loves to make Andrew blush.

Andrew is an unassuming workout fanatic hiding under his geeky exterior and sweater vests. He wants to love someone and be loved in return. There’s also a side to Andrew he only shares with Spencer. His bedroom bossy side.

Put these two together and you’ve got fireworks.

The teasing back and forth between these two men will have you laughing like crazy.

A brush with death has Andrew professing his love to Spencer. And tragic news from Australia brings these two lovers closer than they’ve ever been. Spencer and Andrew find themselves flying to Australia to mend old wounds with a brother Spencer never thought he’d see again. Spencer is finally able to bury the hurt and anger from years ago. In doing so he is able to give his love freely to Andrew.

Kris

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FOUR 5 Star Reviews for Rack & Ruin (THIRDS #3) by Charlie Cochet #MM #Military @charliecochet @dreamspinners

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Title: Rack & Ruin (THIRDS #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Charlie Cochet (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 7, 2014 – 206 pgs

Synopsis

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly emerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

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FiveStars

Charlie Cochet did it again. The author grabbed my attention from the first sentence in Thirds-Rack & Ruin. This book is once again a Home run for Charlie.
Dex, Sloane, Cael, Ash, and the rest of the Thirds team is back again working hard to take down the bad guys while trying to save as many lives as they can and staying safe in the process.
In this book we learn more about Ash and more about his past. Along the way I really started to question exactly what type of guy Ash really is and if he was the mole that everyone was trying to find.
Dex and Sloane still continue to work at their work relationship along with their personal relationship.
Through all the trails and tribulations each of the characters face, I cannot help but feel their pain, their frustration, their happiness, their wariness, and all the other emotions that Charlie has been able to pull off in a single book.
As I said in the beginning, I was hooked from the get go. It is hard to put down a book that you feel like you are apart of to do simple things like eat, sleep, clean, etc and this is definitely one of those books.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that has romance, action, mystery, and a well unfolded story line.
Tosha
FiveStars
This is a great continuation of the THIRDS story. This series continues to be highly entertaining, interesting, and exciting on multiple levels.
In Rack and Ruin there is a lot more conflict inside the THIRDS team. It’s interesting to see how they manage to hold it together enough to get the job done as the interpersonal issues come up. I love getting to know Ash more in this and having him more humanized. (Therianized?) Ash becomes a real character instead of being simply Dex’s adversary. In general, Charlie Cochet continues to do a great job creating complex and lovable characters.
I have one suggestion for potential readers. This book ends on a cliff hanger. If you already love this series and expect that you’ll be moving on to the third (Rise and Fall), you might want to have it on hand to be able to jump right into it.
Amanda
FiveStars
This is the third book in the series, which you should read in order. I must say this is my favorite so far. As always Dex keeps you laughing and on your toes with his feistiness. Sloane is becoming so much more affectionate with Dex and it just makes my heart melt. The book has its fair share of action and we learn more about Ash and why he is a jerk and when we find out, well, you can’t help but understand. I will say I shed a tear while reading some parts of this book as well. This one does leave the reader hanging at the end, so I can’t wait to jump into book four!
Angie
FiveStars
This series has not stopped in the wow factor. We continue getting to see Dex and Sloane progress into the solid sexy couple that we all know they are.
 
In this story, we get more character development about the characters, and how they interact with each other and their pasts. Sloane and Ash’s discussions about them growing up, ugh….tears.  I am much more looking forward to Calvin/Hobbs and Cael/Ash. Oh, Ash, you are going to be a heart breaker when your story comes.
 
There is more of Sloane licking and rubbing Dex (I think Dex secretly loves it.). There is more sexy times, and boy, can these two light up the pages. They can also be sweet and real, and their deep discussions make you want to love them more.  Dex continues to be the funny man with what come out of his mouth….and let’s just say, the Dex and Ash stand-off about Dex’s pre-birthday party party….oh yeah, Dex better just run from Ash.
 
The continued story line of why there are THIRDS, keeps you balanced so this isn’t just a love story. There were intense moments that kept you on your seat, especially the ending. I mean, that was the mother of all cliffhangers….I couldn’t decide if I wanted to throw my kindle or be thankful enough that I had #4 (Rise & Fall) ready to go. Yeah, I had to read the first chapter of that one before writing the review, because damn, my heart couldn’t take the suspense.
 
Overall, I am still enjoying this series, and everything about just gets better. There has not been any downtime or lull in the reading.
Keri

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FOUR 5 Star Review for Blood and Thunder (THIRDS #2) by Charlie Cochet #MM #Military @charliecochet @dreamspinners

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Title: Blood & Thunder (THIRDS #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Charlie Cochet (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 4, 2014 – 240 pgs

Synopsis

When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

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FiveStars

I have to say this is a book that o could not put down. I started reading it this morning and finished it tonight. That should tell you something. Blood and Thunder picked up pretty much at the point that Hell & High Water ended. This book was full of action packed adventure. Of course you have your same characters in this book as book 1 did and Dex and Sloane do not let you down. Dex is his still funny, caring, loving, loyal self and Sloane is still trying to move on and get over losing Gabe. Sloane finally starts to realize that he has to make a choice to either let Dex into his life and open up to him about his past and his fears or he has to let him go.

Again Charlie Cochet nailed it with this book because you could feel the fear, the happiness, the loss, the pain and the love the characters feel in this book. You can picture exactly what is happening and you feel as if you are there.

I would recommend this book to readers in a heart beat.

Tosha

FiveStars

I loved the first book in the THIRDS series, and this one lived up to my expectations. Charlie Cochet tells a story that is suspenseful and dramatic while it’s also funny and sexy.
In this second book of the series she does a great job of delving deeper into Sloane’s mysterious past and showing his struggle with moving forward – both for himself and for a potential relationship with Dex. I love how the alternating perspective between Sloane and Dex allows the reader to see everything from both sides. For me it makes all the aspects of the story richer and more meaningful.
Endings to books in a long series like this can be tricky. The author needs to strike a balance of a satisfying ending while also enticing the reader to keep reading. I think Charlie nails the ending here, and I’m excited for the next one.
All in all, the story and characters are revealed more and more, sucking the reader deeper into the scary, exhilarating, fun and crazy world of THIRDS.
Amanda
FiveStars
Blood & Thunder picks up right where Hell & High Water ends, you really need to read the books in order to get the full gist of what is going on. While I still thought this book was wordy and too detailed at times, I am either getting used to the authors writing style or just too into the story now that it doesn’t bother me as much. I will have to say there was a scene or two that had me tearing up and my heart constricting. A few things were revealed right at the end of the first book now the mission isn’t just to stop the Order, it’s personal. The back and forth with Dex and Sloane is still going on, we all wonder how much more Dex can take without getting his heart broken. When members of the THIRDS get hurt we see a few glimpses into possible future relationships amongst team members, not that we all didn’t think they would eventually happen. Action packed and full of emotions, this was another good book and I am jumping into the third book today, I have to see what happens next!
Angie
FiveStars
This follow-up was better than the first, but only because the stage has been set, so you can just let loose all the laughter, ride the action, and enjoy the camaraderie with the team.
 
Even though the stage has been set, we still dig into the relationships being evolved. Dex and Sloane are smoking hot together. Although Dex is outgoing, humorous, smart, he is so patient with Sloane. We get to find out why Dex is obsessed with the 80s and it both breaks and melts your heart.
 
There is more action and nail biting scenes in this book than the first, more depth into the shifting and PTSC. Speaking of shifting, the scene with Dex and Sloane at training just cracked me up. I wondered what Sloane’s payback was for the song incident and well I found out and just couldn’t stop laughing.
 
Overall, this book has a good balance of hot action…ummm in the streets and in the sheets, laughter (karaoke night and the team’s banter with each other) and romance (I am really intrigued with Cael/Ash and Calvin/Hobbs).  On to the third pronto!
Keri

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3.5 Stars for Charlie’s Hero (Heroes #1) by Nic Starr {AUDIOBOOK} #MM #Romance @Dreamspinners @nicstarooo

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Title: Charlie’s Hero (Heroes #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Nic Starr (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 17, 2015 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

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ThreeandHalfStars

This review is for the audiobook read by Joel Leslie.
Charlie’s Hero is a light, enjoyable, and sexy story. But I feel the narration distracts a little from the story instead of enhancing it.
Joel Leslie’s voices are good in this reading, but overall it seems a bit over-acted. I would have rated the text version at 4 stars instead of 3.5.
Charlie and Josh are great characters, well-developed and relatable. Their romance is sweet and sexy. The sex scenes are well-written, plentiful, and hot! Even though this is the first of a series it is also a good stand-alone book.
I enjoyed this story but found it a little slow. It didn’t suck me in and really engage me.
I recommend this to anyone looking for an easy and sexy, contemporary read.
Amanda

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5 Stars for Brute by Kim Fielding {AUDIOBOOK} #MM #Historical @KFieldingWrites @Dreamspinners

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Title: Brute
Author Name & Publisher: Kim Fielding (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 3, 2012 – 270 pgs

Synopsis

Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

Rumors say the prisoner, Gray Leynham, is a witch and a traitor. What is certain is that he has spent years in misery: blind, chained, and rendered nearly mute by an extreme stutter. And he dreams of people’s deaths—dreams that come true.

As Brute becomes accustomed to palace life and gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, first as a friend and a man and then as a lover. But Brute also learns heroes sometimes face difficult choices and that doing what is right can bring danger of its own.

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FiveStars

This review is for the audiobook, read by K.C. Kelly.

Brute is an engaging, moving, and romantic story. This book is read beautifully by K.C. Kelly who really brings the story to life.

This story has a unique premise, and it had me immediately engaged. The characters are well developed and easy to love. The story of Brute’s life is very powerful and moving, and his compassion and bravery shine through.  Gray is resilient and strong. Their romance is sweet and also heartbreaking at times.

The sex scenes are well written and passionate, but I wouldn’t recommend this for someone looking for a highly erotic story.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for strong fantasy genre M/M romance.

Amanda

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5 Stars for Spencer Cohen, Book Two by N.R. Walker #MM #Romance

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: Spencer Cohen, Book Two
Author Name & Publisher: N.R. Walker (BlueHeart)
Publication Date & Length: March 17, 2016 – 168 pgs

Synopsis

Finally going from fake-boyfriends to the real thing, Spencer Cohen and Andrew Landon are trying to take things slow. They know what they have could be something special and despite the flammable sexual tension, they don’t want to crash and burn.

Spencer is learning to open up, sharing the secrets of his past with Andrew. Afraid to put his heart on the line, yet seemingly unable to stop it, Spencer knows he’s falling in love with him. Andrew is petrified of leaping in blindly, yet it seems the slower they go, the faster they fall.

As they navigate their new relationship, Spencer worries Andrew will freak out when he takes on a new client. But it’s not a normal case and Spencer soon realises things are not what they seem. When things take a downward turn and they work together to help the client, Spencer and Andrew need to decide if they’re ready for the next step.

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 FiveStars

Book Two of the Spencer Cohen series is engaging, romantic, and HOT!
Where Book One focuses on introducing us to Spencer and Andrew and starting up their romance, this book dives into their physical and emotional intimacy headfirst. There is emotional drama, but it’s low-angst. The issues brought up are deep and moving. This book is an endearing, feel-good and sexy romp. And at the same time there is intriguing conflict outside of their romance that continues to build the story and develop the characters.
I feel like this series is best read back to back. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a moving, romantic, contemporary story.
Amanda

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5 Star Review for Spencer Cohen, Book One by N.R. Walker #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: Spencer Cohen, Book One
Author Name & Publisher: N.R. Walker (BlueHeart)
Publication Date & Length: February 18, 2016 – 137 pgs

Synopsis

Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client’s ex realise one of two things: he doesn’t want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers.

The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer’s client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer’s work was done.

Andrew Landon’s ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can’t stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew’s dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew’s new boyfriend to get the ex back.

For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications.

Yeah right.

Even a blind man could see how this would end.

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FiveStars

Spencer Cohen is a great book by one of my favorite authors. It is engaging, moving, and romantic.
Spencer and Andrew are wonderful characters. The story is told from Spencer’s point of view, but Andrew’s personality and emotions also shine through. N.R. Walker is great at really bringing her characters to life. They are relatable and easy to love.
I was hooked by this story from the start and had a very hard time putting it down. I’m very excited about moving on to the next one!
Even though there is a natural conclusion to this book, I wouldn’t recommend it as a standalone book. I highly recommend this to someone looking to start a moving, romantic series. This book has no sex scenes, so I wouldn’t recommend it to someone looking for a highly erotic romance.
Amanda

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5 Star, 3.5 Star and 3 Star Reviews for Fall by Michelle Chow #MM #Paranormal #Romance @LT3Press

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Title: Fall
Author Name & Publisher: Michelle Chow (Less Than Three)
Publication Date & Length: April 20, 2016 — 99 pages

Synopsis

Jeremy’s always looked after his little brother, Callum, and it’s his responsibility to make sure he’s safe. When Callum wanders too far into the woods, and finds himself at the mercy of two wolf shifters, Jeremy’s forced to act quickly.

It’s not ideal waking up in a strange house, with two shifters that scare him more than he’ll admit, but it’s temporary. Or it should be, until Jeremy realises getting rid of the wolves is far easier said than done.

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ThreeandHalfStars

This was a cute story. More of a young adult read than romance, although it had a romantic theme. This is more about opposites attract and learning to just be who you are.

 

The story flowed well. There wasn’t much if any drama, unless you wanted to count Callum, the younger brother of Jeremy. Towards the end though, Callum explains why he does what he does and it all makes sense and you melt a little for Callum. Jeremy was pretty much in his cat form the whole story (for a very good reason), and his best friend Duke is human. Not being able to converse while Jeremy was in cat form, their conversations at times made me giggle. Sam who is a wolf shifter, was such a young gentleman that my heart tugged for him even before he mentions his family and growing up. I wanted Sam and Jeremy to have their HEA and I wasn’t disappointed.

 

This was a short simple story of boy meets boy, boy likes boy, boy gets his boy, and they live happily ever after without drama. There were no kissing or physical scenes. The ending (a span of 7 years) was quite rushed and was told in 3 short paragraphs. It did make you smile and giggle though.

~Keri

FiveStars

This turned out to be a really good short story. It is a definitely a book about opposites attract. And add in the fact that it is about shifters and you have a winner.

Jeremy is a shifter bob cat that follows his parents rules and tries not to rock the boat when they say not to do something. His little brother Callum is the opposite and does whatever he feels like doing which usually lands them both in trouble cause being a good big brother Jeremy will not leave his brother behind or left to get hurt. That is exactly how they meet Thom and Sam.

Thom and Sam are shifter wolfs and Jeremy’s parents have always told the boys to stay away from them because shifter wolves are dangerous. Stay out of the woods because shifter wolves are territorial. But Callum being Callum does not heed the warning and that is where the trouble begins and how all four boys meet. While I guess I should say five boys because Duke (Jeremy’s best friend) meets the wolf shifters because of Callum doing what he was not supposed to do.

This was a very interesting story because it is the perfect example of when a boy likes a boy he picks on said boy to show him he likes him. It is such a cute story and I really enjoyed it. It was very refreshing. For a while I wondered who was going to end up a couple in the end but I was very pleased with the way it turned out. Very good short story.

~Tosha

ThreeStar

Fall has an interesting premise and great potential in the beginning. But there were things about the book that turned me off the further I got into it.

I was engaged right away by the unique start to the potential romance between Jeremy and Sam. There were some great moments along the way – some cute, some romantic, some moving.

But the story moved along very slowly, and it was hard to stay interested. Things pick up near the end, but then the actual ending feels very abrupt. I feel like if the first half of the book was condensed and the ending was fleshed out, then this would be a great story.

If you’re looking for a unique paranormal romance you might like this book. As there is no sexual content, I wouldn’t recommend this to someone looking for an erotic romance.

Amanda

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