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5 Stars and 3 Stars for Highland Hearts by J. P. Bowie #MM #Romance @PridePublishing

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Title: Highland Hearts
Author Name & Publisher: J. P. Bowie (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 12, 2016 – 103 Pages

Synopsis

Callum Robertson has inherited his grandfather’s mansion in northern Scotland, but the house comes with a history he knew nothing about—should he be thrilled, or feel threatened as the house seems to lure him in?

When Callum Robertson first sees the old Scottish country mansion his grandfather bequeathed him, his first instinct is to sell the antiquated pile for whatever he can get for it—admittedly not much in a downturned market. Then he meets Craig MacPherson, a local farmer with auburn curls and sparkling gray eyes, and suddenly the gloomy old house doesn’t look quite the white elephant it first appeared to be.

Craig tells Callum that it’s rumored the house is haunted but by what or whom no one seems to know. Books flying off shelves then being mysteriously replaced give Callum pause to reconsider his rejection of the idea of an actual ghost haunting the place. When he finds a journal relating to the history of his family he is, by turn, intrigued then fascinated as the family saga unfolds through the writings of his ancestors.

An encounter with what he feels must be the spirit of his great-great-great uncle Alistair makes him change his mind about not only selling the house, but also about his future with Craig.

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FiveStars

While Callum Robertson tours for the first time, the mansion he inherits from his Scottish grandfather, he receives a visit from local farmer Craig McPherson. Unsure how he can maintain the larger than life home and still survive, Callum toys with the idea of selling when “something” or “someone” drops a book in his lap so to speak. It’s a journal written by his great-great-great grandfather.

While reading about his family history from several generations, Callum not only learns the rumors of the house being haunted are true, but he comes to appreciate the love his family had for the home. He is saddened to find out his grandfather wasn’t the horrible man his own father made him out to be. And he’s also angry with himself for not visiting when he was old enough to make his own decisions.

His relationship with Craig also grows quickly into something they both realize neither one wants to live without.

This is a nice, quick read with a HEA.

Kris

ThreeStar

This is a sexy, romantic, short story about family history, family secrets and new love.  When Edinburgh software manager Callum inherits  a rural Scottish mansion from the grandfather he never knew, he meets Craig, a local farmer.  While trying to sort out the estate, Callum and Craig uncover all sorts of family secrets including a resident spirit.  

 

While the connection between Callum and Craig is a little too instalove for me, I did enjoy the intrigue as Callum unravels his family history.  For a short story, Callum and Craig are well developed characters and I liked the clash between the local boy and the public schoolboy.  Callum’s family tree is fascinating and I enjoyed the way Callum is quick to embrace the unexpected.  

 

The sex is hot in this story, but there is little romance.  The connection between Callum and Craig feels convenient in the first instance, a comfortable, repeating hookup.  The jump from convenient hookup to HEA is as fast as the jump from strangers to bed partners.  While entirely realistic for the twenty-first century, this won’t work for romance purists.  
This is a quick, easy read with two well-developed leading men and an exciting plot.  

Sarah

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THREE 5 Star and ONE 4 Star Reviews for Bitten By Mistake by Annabelle Jacobs #MM #Paranormal @AJacobs_fiction

CoverTitle: Bitten By Mistake
Author Name: Annabelle Jacobs
Publication Date: July 28, 2016

Synopsis

From animosity to searing passion in a lunar cycle… but can their bond survive?

Wolf shifter Nathan Kohl’s pack is his whole life. Arrogant and handsome, he avoids commitment to anything or anyone outside of his pack. He works hard, plays hard, and pursues humans as lovers because there’s little to no chance of him forming a permanent bond. However, when Jared Taylor comes into Nathan’s life, every rule is broken.

After a bad experience, Jared vowed to never get involved with another shifter, no matter how much they got under his skin. Despite being physically attracted to Nathan, who’s all kinds of hot, Jared only sees an arrogant, domineering bastard.

A disastrous case of mistaken identity throws Nathan and Jared together until the next full moon. Forced to spend the next twenty-eight days in close proximity, they can no longer ignore the powerful attraction between them. Passion ignites, and their relationship takes a turn neither of them wanted.

But when the full moon comes, everything might change again.

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FiveStars Omg!!! This book was sooooo good. I could not put it down. I love reading shifter books and this has now climbed too one of my top favorites.

For Jared to be so adverse to shifters, he was attracted to Nathan at first sight even though he tried denying the fact. When an accidental biting takes the choice of whether Jared would want to get to know Nathan better or not out of his hands, it truly was fate.

The circumstances surrounding Jared being bitten was out of both Jared and Nathan’s control. Regardless of Jerods feelings for shifters he knows there is something different about Nathan and he gives him the chance to find out if they could have more.

With the threats all around them and the rogue shifter group trying to take over, Jerod and Nathan have a lot on their plates. But the fact that their bond keeps getting stronger and stronger has both of them realizing that is exactly what they want and they both hope they do not lose it after the full moon. But only time will tell and they still have to worry about the other dangers also.

This book was so good. It has mystery, it has intrigue, it has hot scenes, it has bonding, betrayal, and it also has love. It is an all around good book and I think many more will agree.

Tosha
FiveStars

A mistaken identity changes things for one innocent man. When Jared is bitten by mistake by Nathan his life is changed, well, at least until the full moon. Jared hates shifters, even the hot one, Nathan that tried to hit on him at the bar earlier in the night. When Nathan realizes what he does he knows things could go bad, real bad. This book was really good, I even shed a tear at the end. I wanted the 30 days to hurry up and get done but then again I wanted the 30 days to last forever because I thought Nathan and Jared together were so cute. I liked the little twist at the end. It was a good paranormal book, not too over the top.

Angie

FiveStars

Nathan is our werewolf and Jared is our human. These two men together…totally awesome! The angst, the drama, the bickering, the laughter all came together for a completely fabulous story.

Nathan accidently bites Jared, thinking he’s the werewolf he’s been chasing from a rogue pack who’s been causing troubles around the city. It’s against the law for a shifter to bite a human without consent, and Nathan isn’t sure what Jared’s reaction will be when he recovers from the bite. Nathan takes Jared back to his place to hide him until they know what the effects of the bite will be.

Jared’s past relationship with a shifter has left him wary of ever getting involved with another one. So, when he wakes up in the apartment of the shifter who he met in a club and doesn’t remember how he got there, he’s immediately on the defensive.

As they’re waiting out the 26 days for the next full moon, things rapidly change in their relationship. With situations changing, some good and some bad, a neighboring pack becomes suspicious of the relationship between Nathan and Jared, and begin to cause trouble for the pair.

I would have liked a bit more info about the rogue pack. Their demise was just a bit too neat and tidy. I can’t wait to find out if there’s a sequel to this story featuring the good doctor and Jared’s friend Seb.

Kris

FourStars

I’ve not one to read many new paranormal books as I seem to be very picky about how they are written, but I gave it a chance. This was my first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This author wrote a very entertaining read. It was a very fast paced book and I couldn’t read fast enough. I had an immediate connection with both of the MC’s, Nathan and Jared. That connection with the characters is very important to me especially with a new author. This book had everything in it from intimidating and antagonistic relationship to eventually love. It also had some very HOT love scenes that were very passionate. I would definitely try more of this author’s works and hope that I love them as much as this one.

Lynn

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TWO 5 Stars, 4.5 Stars and 4 Stars for Three More Wishes (Rainbow Island Book 2) by Sean Michael #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: Three More Wishes (Rainbow Island Book 2)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: August 9, 2016 – 222 pgs

Synopsis

Come to Rainbow Island, where all your sexual fantasies will come true.

James, Guard and Damien are back, still running their resort, where every fantasy, no matter how perverse, may come true. The three men continue working out the bumps in their threesome, but when it comes to their clients, they’re a well-oiled machine. Which works perfectly for the three new couples arriving in paradise.

Cameron is losing his sight, and he knows that he’ll be useless once it goes completely. He’s cashed in everything to leave his life behind for one last fling. Xander is on the island for a fantasy, too. He’s looking for someone to love on, someone to care for and Cameron seems to be the perfect match, but can they make it work?

As a writer, Ben always writes the script, which is why his fantasy is to give up control. He’s told his fantasy can’t be fulfilled, so he settles in for a relaxing vacation on an island paradise instead. Is he really as safe as he thinks he is?

Finally, Leo is a consummate top, always wanting to better his technique. He wants to know what it’s like to be a sub, but it won’t be easy for a Dominant to bottom for five days. Leo will do his dead-level best to measure up—his only worry is who the boys choose to be his fantasy top…

Don’t miss out on these fantasies come true.

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FiveStars

And the story continues on with Damien, James and Guard. I love these threemen! Is the relationship salvageable? Do they make amends and end up a trio again? I need to know!

Fantasy one features Cameron, an ex-cowboy who is losing his sight, and Xander, the owner of a small bookstore. When Cameron was no longer able to see to work on his horse ranch with his partner and lover, he sold out to hid ex and purchased a one-way ticket to fulfill his fantasy on the island. He had no desire to ever go back to civilization. Xander is in awe at the fact that Cameron has never been informed of today’s modern conveniences available to the visually impaired. And when Xander finds out what Cameron’s plans are at the end of their 5 days together, he has no intentions of allowing him to go through them. Vowing to give Cameron the life he deserves.

Fantasy two is about Ben and Tip. Ben is an author of Thriller novels and Tip takes on odd jobs here and there and also works for the guys from the island a couple times a year to pay his bills. Ben’s fantasy is to live out some of the situations he writes about in his books. One of those situations is a real life kidnapping. Little does he know how terrifying this can be when you are actually living it. Tip isn’t sure how long he can keep up the charade. His “captive” seems genuinely terrified and if he doesn’t safeword and end this whole scene then Tip will.

In fantasy three we have Leo, a Dominant in the BDSM world. And David also a Dominant in the BDSM world. David has been in love with Leo for years. When he was asked to come to the island and be Leo’s Dom for 5 days to fulfill Leo’s fantasy, he jumped at the chance. Leo wants to have a better understanding of a submissive’s point of view. His fantasy is to be topped for 5 days so he can be a better Dom. What he isn’t expecting is to be topped by a man he knows, and who is also almost 10 years younger than he is. But what really shocks him is the relationship that begins between them in just a short time.

I loved all three of these fantasies! This book is definitely better than the first. The men in the fantasies all seemed to connect better. What I’m really hoping for is the conclusion to the relationship between our three owners.

Kris

FourandHalfStars

This was another great book by Sean Michael featuring James, Guard and Damien along with new characters that came to the resort for their fantasy. There is no doubt in my mind that Sean Michael is an exceptional story teller. The character development was spot on and I immediately fell in love with Cameron and Xander. I was great to see the Guard, James and Damien were able to work through their issues and still continue on together. I love the whole idea of a fantasy resort and hope that the series will continue as this gives me my BDSM fix along with my fantasy fix.

Lynn

FourStars

I really enjoy Sean Michael.  The stories flow nicely and are always interesting.

The first scenario was sweet.  There were hard things to discuss in this one and I liked how Michael didn’t really shy away from them.  Losing a sense is a big deal and how the characters both dealt with it was great!  I loved that they were sweet and kind – it was almost like insta-love, which I usually dislike, but this just worked.

I enjoyed the second scenario in this trio the most.  This one had amazing chemistry and the scene began with an unusual scenario.  I loved how great the two were together – even when Ben and Tip were playing, they had this connection.  Tip was instantly able to read what Ben needed and despite his resistance, Ben responded beautifully.  Their relationship was the most developed, I thought.

The third one was my least favorite of the bunch – it was difficult because it wasn’t really what you would think.  2 Dom’s but one going in to is wanting to learn how to be a better Dom, while the other is in love with the first.  It was somewhat difficult to understand the subtext and underlying feelings.

Finally, the trio of the books, the owners, I want, so badly to know their story.  You are just given snippets.  They have great chemistry, love each other, but there is a wall that they can’t get over.  I hope that we learn more about them in the next installation.

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FiveStars

I really like the concept of this series, I just wish some of the wish scenarios were longer and I that we could see what happens after they leave the island. I do love the drama with Guard, James and Damien, I wish the books had more of them in it too. This series is like a mini vacation every time I read it, hot action, amazing island and beautiful men!

Angie

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5 Star, 4 Star and 3 Star Reviews for Ice (Salisbury Stories #2) by R.J. Scott and Chris Quinton #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: Ice (Salisbury Stories #2)
Author Name & Publisher: R.J. Scott and Chris Quinton (Love Lane Books Limited)
Publication Date & Length: July 1, 2016 – 297 pgs

Synopsis

With millions in diamonds at stake, can Jon make Greg see that some things are not worth dying for?

Footloose adventurer Greg Drakowski used to live for the moment but these days shadows of grief and guilt cling to him. Recklessly following one lead to the next, Greg crosses oceans at the very hint of treasure, and doesn’t care that he rushes into danger.

This time his quarry is a cache of diamonds, hidden away decades ago. When the clues bring him to the ancient city of Salisbury, he knows he’s close to success.

Renovations expert Jonathan Ellis is part of Ageless Wood Restorations – three generations of knowledge and trade. Focused and hard-working, Jon finds value in recreating the elegance of the past with his own hands, and it will take something – or someone – extraordinary to break into his enclosed world.

When Greg drops into Jon’s lap he finds it impossible to refuse him. Even when the bad guy appears and Jon isn’t sure whom he can trust, he knows he has to stand by Greg, if only to save the idiot from himself.

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FiveStars

This is book two in this series and even though the main characters are different you will still read about familiar characters from the previous book and this book as does book one revolves around “The Laurels”.

Greg struck a me as one of those individuals that is looking for something but not quite sure exactly what it is. He is a today Indiana Jones. He searches out hidden or lost treasures and then turns them over to Mack for a pay out. But just like in real life, crap happens and the crap that happens affects Greg tremendously and makes him want out of the arrangement with Mack. So he takes on one last job. The thing is, life has a funny way of throwing you a curveball and that curveball comes in the form of Jon.

Jon is happy with the way his life is. He likes working at his own business and is happy with his occasional hookups. But once he meets Greg, everything changes.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a book that had not only mystery, but action and adventure. It has murder and mayhem. And it also has love. What more can you want. RJ Scott wrote another fabulous book and I enjoyed reading every minute of it.

Tosha

FourStars

This was another great story in the Salisbury stories by two excellent authors. I really loved how the authors were able to bring together these two men. Greg was a really great character and I immediately fell in love with him. I loved the back story of Greg and thought the authors did an exceptional job in how they work it into the story. Jon was a another really exceptional character and loved how the authors were able to make the whole meeting and falling in love feel very real to me. This book had tender moments and some very suspenseful moments as well. But it was the trust and family issues that really had me hooked from the beginning. Although this is part of a series I feel it can be read as a standalone.

Lynn

ThreeStar

Although this book had a bit more information to it regarding our characters, I still felt like I was missing something from book 1. I still feel like parts of Lewis’ and Devon’s story is missing. The authors have given us quite a bit more background information this time when it comes to both MC’s. This allowed me to at least understand why the characters think and feel the way they do.

I did feel the story dragged a bit in some parts. I don’t think it needed to be as long as it was. I feel like parts of this story took off into a history lesson at times. The reader is taken on a journey from Moscow to England in the early 1900’s to England during WWII. As the journey unfolds we learn where the diamonds came from and how they ended up at their final destination.

As Greg and Jon finish the projects, they find themselves becoming more and more attracted to each other. But each of them has a hard time with trust making it difficult to believe a relationship between them could last.

When danger steps into the picture, and lives are threatened, both men realize it’s time to put the past behind them. And to start trusting the only person who has ever been completely honest with them.

Kris

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TWO 5 Stars and TWO 4.5 Stars for Three Wishes (Rainbow Island #1) by Sean Michael #MM #Romance @PridePublishing

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Title: Three Wishes (Rainbow Island #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: August 9, 2016 – 181 Pages

Synopsis

Come to Rainbow Island, where all your sexual fantasies will come true.

In Three Wishes, James, Guard and Damien, bring in three different couples for their special fantasy granting services. Handsome model Benji is tired of being perfect, and he wants to make his body his own. Thor, tattoo artist and piercer, as well as Dom, is just the man to do it. Will Benji find what he’s looking for?

Meanwhile, Alan and Roman are a long-time sub/Dom couple looking to have a few outside Masters give Alan all the things that Roman can’t. Will their relationship survive Alan’s strong reaction to one of the Masters?

The last couple to visit the island are Quinn and Pierce. Quinn has medical fetishes he’s embarrassed to tell his lover Pierce about even though Pierce is a doctor. So he’s going to get it out of his system in this safe environment. At least that’s the plan…

Don’t miss out on these fantasies come true.

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FiveStars

I enjoyed reading about the 3 separate couples coming to the island to live out their fantasies. The book also highlights the 3 owners of the island, James, Guard and Damien. I’m a huge fan of BDSM and this

We read about Benji, the picture perfect model obsessed with body modifications, but too afraid to step foot into a tattoo/body piercing studio on his own. And Thor the badass Dom who’s looking for a full-time submissive, who happens to know a thing or two about tattoos and body piercings since he his own studio.

Then we come to Alan and Roman. Alan wants nothing more than to please his Master, Roman. So when Roman asks Alan to sub for other Doms who specialize in certain activities that Roman isn’t comfortable doing, Alan is only too eager to please. Only Alan isn’t prepared for the instant attraction he has to one of the Dom’s and it scares him so much he’s unable to finish the scene.

Finally, we have Quinn and Pierce. Quinn is afraid if Pierce finds out about his medical fetishes he won’t love him anymore. He wants to experience them on the island in the hopes of putting them in his past and leaving them there. What he isn’t prepared for, is for Pierce to be the one who was brought to the island to allow all the fantasies to come true. When Pierce discovers Quinn’s desires, it brings about a whole new set of desires from Pierce that both men are anxious to experience.

I can’t say that I’ve ever read any of Sean Michael’s books before so I’m very excited to read the next book in this series. I’m anxious to find out the conclusion between James, Guard and Damien. The author gives the reader snippets into the men’s past that has left James in a wheelchair and his 2 lover laden with guilt.

Kris

FiveStars

I have to say that I was complete surprised by just go much I really enjoyed this book. I knew that it would be an erotic book but I love that each of the three fantasies had a story line behind them and each story line was different from the last.

If I had to choose whose was my favorite it would have been Benji and Thor. I enjoyed the other two couples fantasies but Benji and Thor did not know one another before hand and they just clicked from the start. It was like they had always been together and because of the ability to have this fantasy two people came together and fell head over heals for each other.

But what I liked the most about this book was the story line behind Damien, Guard and James. You can tell there is a lot of hurt, guilt, love, passion, and pain between these three men and I cannot wait to see what exactly comes of the three of them in the next book in this series.

I have to say that Sean Michael did an amazing job on this book and has me on edge when it comes to reading the next book.

Tosha

FourandHalfStars

This book was great, but I’ve come to expect no less from Sean Michael. He writes primarily BDSM books (although he has written other types of books) but I do love his BDSM books. This book will definitely give you several different types of kink. I love how this author is able to eloquently write three total different types of stories of fantasy and combine it into one book. This book seems to have everything in it, from sweet to giving me my BDSM kinks. I have always loved Sean Michael’s writing style and in this book I was able to just read and enjoy and know that I was getting a great quality read. I don’t usually talk about the actual story as I like to review the author instead but I have to say that I can’t wait to read the second installment as I really need to find out the whole story between Guard, Damian and James. Overall this was another excellent story from an author I love to read as I can get my BDSM fix and still read about love.

Lynn

FourandHalfStars

Let me start this review by saying that I enjoy Sean Michael’s books.  This was no exception.

I think that it lost 1/2 a star from me because we only were really given the three wishes, but at the beginning of the story, there was so much more hinted at.  Without more details or a resolution, I felt that this was a very incomplete story – and, yes, while I understand that this is going to be a series, I was still wishing to have more background information on James, Guard and Damien.

First wish:  Thor and Benji. These two were very opposite – personality wise, build wise and temperament.  However, because this fantasy was one of Benji wanting to be dominated, it worked well enough.  I thought that Michael did an amazing job at describing the artwork, as well as the emotions that Benji was going through.  I could really see their story unfolding.

Second wish:  Alan and Roman.  This was my least favorite of them all.  I thought that the premise was very intriguing, however, the delivery was less than stellar.  I didn’t really think there was a conflict, per say in this scenario.  It seemed that both parties wanted it to be exhibitionism and that this was the most tame of the wishes that the island provided.  I also didn’t really like how I was left feeling that this wish was somehow truncated – did they end up with a deeper connection?  Or just learn to avoid Alan being attracted?  This fantasy was not super successful for me.

Third wish:  Quinn and Pierce.  This was a great fantasy that developed from an existing desire.  I think that it was fairly successful because once you know their background, why they are there, everything seems to fall in to place.  And, while they are still learning how to cope with desires and reality, you get to join them on their adventure.  I liked the dynamic between these two characters a lot and felt that they had a great connection both while in scene and out of it.  They had the most communication regarding their relationship and it felt that they were truly able to grow while living out their fantasy.

Overall, I liked this book.  It was a quick read and even though I was disappointed that we were not given more on the main characters, I am hopeful that we will be given more in time.

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FOUR 5 Stars, 4.5 Stars and 4 Stars for Flawed by Rachael Orman @RachaelOrmanAuthor #MFM #Menage #bisexual #EroticRomance

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Title: Flawed
Author Name & Publisher: Rachael Orman
Publication Date & Length: June 24, 2016 – 188 Pages

Synopsis

Julia is a domme for hire. Paid to spank and dominate men, she loves what she does during the summer months. However, she is also a submissive for her husband.

Garrison is content being married to Julia even though he is a bisexual. That is, until he realizes the man he has the hots for is interested in him. Too bad his job as a detective has him busy dealing with a serial murder case. Good thing, the sexy lawyer is also on the case and it gives him a reason to see him.

Keaton might be a shark in the courtroom, winning almost every single case he tries, but he is submissive in the bedroom. It’s hard to balance his work life with his private life and finding someone that can handle both aspects of his personality.

When they realize they all know each other and there is desire between the three of them, things get hot. But, can three really make a relationship instead of two?

The serial murderer isn’t going to wait for them to figure out their situation. He is on the hunt for dommes and isn’t leaving much behind for the police to use to find him.

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FourStars

So many things to like in this book. The sex scenes were hot. H. O. T. The kink was good, integrated within the story, integral to the plot, but not overwhelming. The emotions of all three characters made the relationship between them all. No, they don’t expect everything to be roses all the time. They expect problems and issues, but they all have a desire to work through them. A realistic viewpoint. The serial killer case upped the tension and anticipation, knowing that something was going to happen. I would say, though, that it was difficult swinging between the two extremes of the plot. The romance/erotica/relationship story had such a different feel from the police procedural/murder mystery/cop thriller, and sometimes the transition between the two was difficult to traverse. Both storylines were good, both kept my attention, but they evoked very different reactions, and I’m not sure those went together as well. Also, there was a lot of foreshadowing, enough that I felt confident in who the perp was, and how things would come to a head. That didn’t lessen my enjoyment at all. I liked the emphasis on the feelings of Julia, Garrison, and Keaton, and how they all worked through honest communication to get to a place where everybody was happy with the relationship. All in all, this was a very enjoyable read.

AmyP

FiveStars

What did I just read? Brilliance is what that was! Plus look at that cover…oh freaking my, sexy, sexy. This story had a little bit of everything that crosses of the must have list. It had the suspense, it had the D/s, it had the love and emotions. It didn’t have that insta-love and fairytales, which for me is all the better. Garrison and Julia have amazing marriage and understand, trust, respect each other to help the other with what they need in life. The characters had to work for the relationship, yet the relationship felt real not forced or fake. I liked that Julia and Garrison knew Keaton in their own unique ways. It helps to show that the deep connection that was there and why the emotions bloomed so well. They felt real with real issues and fears, like they were your neighbors. Garrison and Julia may have been a strong couple, but with the addition of Keaton, the three are a powerhouse throuple and so dang sexy too, mmhmm.
The flow was smooth; the storyline was coherent. I enjoyed having the 3 POVs, so I could get to know each one and I did. Garrison was my favorite, he cracked me up, yet his love for his wife to let her do what she needs is amazing. Once I started reading, I could not set this book down.
Kris
FourandHalfStars
I love Orman books.  This one did not disappoint.  The characters are well developed and the story flows easily.
Julia, Garrison and Keaton are all living their lives – doing what they love and trying to figure out how to be happy.
I love that Julia is both Domme and sub.  I think that it gives her a unique experience and with her skills, she is able to fulfill many desires.  I also really like that she keeps her client’s secret, even from Garrison.  I think that it makes her situation throughout the story much more real.  When she is faced with a situation, she handles herself with grace and strength.
Then you have Garrison, who is working hard to figure out who is hurting Domme’s in his town.  Not only does he not really have a clue who is doing this, but he has to figure out his feelings for DA Keaton.  While he loves his wife, he also knows that he enjoys being with men too.  Julia knows and accepts this about him, so he just needs to figure out if Keaton should be with them as a couple, him alone or not at all.
Finally, you have Keaton.  I loved his character.  He was strong, brave and unafraid of what he desires.  He knows that his lifestyle could put him in the hot seat, so he’s thankful that he found someone who will keep his secret.  When he figures out how everything is connected, he has to make the decision to leap and hope that nothing bad will happen.
The three of them have OK chemistry, but I do wish that we would have seen them more on a one and one basis.  I felt like we heard all about their relationship, but didn’t really get to see it develop.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story.  It had great chemistry and the mystery was intriguing.
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FiveStars

Rachael Orman you completely and totally blew me away. I have not read any of Rachael Orman’s previous books but I can guarantee you that I will be doing so now. This is a book that is full of lust, respect, dommes, submissives, dominates, love, cravings, mystery, murder, BDSM, and so much more. What more can a girl ask for? Oh yeah I know, male/male/female relations. But guess what, it has that too.

This is one of those books that when you start reading it sucks you in immediately and does not let go till the very end and even then you are left wishing you had not finished the book yet because you want more. It is one of those books that even when it ismidnight you do not want to put the book down because you have to know what is going to happen next.

Garrison and Julia are happily married and if push came to shove, they are not missing anything in their relationship. They are truly a couple that most would love to base their own relationship off of but Julia is submissive to Garrison but is a Domme to others in her part time line of work. Garrison is also bisexual but they have never let those two things come between them. I honestly do not think that they ever would have either. But both of them being attracted to Keaton was a plus in their marriage because both was able to get to explore parts of themselves that they normally would not have.

In my opinion, it was inevitable for the three of these people to end up together. They each complimented one another in ways that made them all better people and happier in their lives. It is as if in my opinion, that they are made for one another. The three of them together is better all together then they ever could be apart.

With the murders happening around them, it throws an extra spin into the book that made it even more captivating. I really enjoyed reading this book so much and I cannot wait to read more books by Rachael Orman. She is a spectacular author and this book is proof of that. Amazing job!!!!

Tosha
FiveStars
Definitely a very steamy and suspenseful story.
This book will keep you guessing as to what is going to happen regarding the suspenseful plot.
The hot scenes make it very steamy.
All three characters worked really well together.
It definitely was a very good read if you like mmf.
Loved it!

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THREE 5 Stars, 4.5 Stars and 3 Stars for Live for Love (All Cocks #5) by T. M. Smith @TTCBooksandMore #MM #Erotic #Romance

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Title: Live for Love (All Cocks #5)
Author Name & Publisher: T. M. Smith (TTC Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 1, 2016 – 200 Pages

Synopsis

Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby.

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.

The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?

Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s.

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FiveStars

I love this series and this book enforced my love for it. Beau lost the love of his life 15 years ago, hasn’t been with anyone since and he has a good reason. William is one of the All Cocks members and has wanted Beau for a while and has set his sights on him. These two are perfect for each other, they seem to balance each other out, calm each other and bring peace to each other. After finally wearing Beau down, William and Beau are together, but not fully, not until Beau tells him everything and once he does, he may lose William for good. This story handles a very delicate situation very well, kudos to the author. The book also shows the strength of friendship and love and how you can make it through anything with love, friendship and family. Great story and even better love story. I can’t wait to see who the next story is about.

Angie

FiveStars

This is the first book I’ve read from the All Cocks series. Although I was a bit lost in some areas, I was still able to understand most of the back stories. I received a free copy of this book from Inked Rainbow Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

The fact the author took the time to do all the research to make this story come to life is amazing. Beau and William’s story is wonderful. Everyone deserves a chance at true love, no matter what his or her medical situation may be.

Beau’s life with HIV begins when his lover Isaiah is infected. “Izzie” became a drug abuser while Beau was getting his law degree. By the time they realized Izzie was sick with AIDS, it was too late for Beau. Beau spends 2 years watching while Izzie slowly dies. Taking a little bit of Beau with him when he goes.

After months of William chasing Beau, William has finally been able to break through the barrier Beau has kept up around him all this time. William could never figure out why there was sadness in Beau’s eyes. Determined to have Beau all to himself, William is relentless in his pursuit. Finally, Beau realizes he has fallen in love with William and reveals why he never let William get too close. When William knows the truth he becomes the most supportive partner Beau could ask for.

Kris

ThreeStar

Grrr.  I was never a fan of Mr. Rochester and I’ve disliked brusque, broody (read miserable) leading men ever since.  In this story, Beau remains miserable right up to the moment the story becomes a safe sex infomercial instead of a romance.

I was never quite sure why William, a young, famous porn star, continued to chase after Beau.  William’s appeal was clear but aside from Beau’s philanthropic projects, I really didn’t get the attraction.  I’m also getting tired of books starring porn stars where the porn star is expected to choose between his job and his relationship for a HEA.  It is a tired, heteronormative and fairly judgemental trope that I just don’t want to see ever again.

And then the sex.  HIV is an important topic, especially in m/m romance, but I’ve seen it handled much better.  Once these two finally hook up, readers are treated to a series of sex ed lessons worthy of a moralising Victorian narrator.  It kinda ruined the chemistry for me.  

I enjoyed catching up with characters from earlier stories in the series, but this story just didn’t work for me.  In a book that is part of a series called “All Cocks” that focuses on the relationships of porn stars, I may not expect brilliant characterisation or plot development, but I do expect the sex to be hot.  And for me, this just didn’t work.   

Sarah

FiveStars

This is a book I would describe as love getting a second chance.

Beau in my opinion has written himself off as being alone for the rest of his life. He is HIV positive and he knows first hand what it does to someone to lose the love of ur life to someone to this disease and so he does not want to do that someone in turn, but life has a crazy way of taking what you plan and throwing a big kink into it. That happened to Beau in the form of William.

I think these two men are perfect for one another. William is scared of the disease that Beau has but he is not about to walk away from him because of it. Instead he embrace it and learns what to do to prevent getting the same disease and loves Beau whole heartedly regardless of what the future may hold.

These two men are a shining example in my opinion of what love should be about. Yes it is scared when one of you may become ill and die because of a sickness but it should not define you as a couple and it should not prevent you from loving someone because of it.

I commend TM smith for writing a book about this subject because most would not. Most would want it to be fairytale sand happily ever after and not a book about reality but I think that TM Smith did a phenomenal job on this book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and also being taught more about this subject. I can’t wait till the next book in the series. Great work.!!!!

Tosha

FourandHalfStars

This book was excellent and it was clear that the author did their homework and it felt very real. It was very refreshing to read a book with a HIV positive MC that didn’t have a lot of angst in it. This book was clearly done with care and understanding. I was honored to meet Beau and to see the relationship that developed him and William.

The author writing style was very good and made it an easy read. As I began to read I was able to really get to know Beau and William and I don’t mean just figuratively. This was an author that was able to bring his characters to life. We got to see the struggle that Beau was going through in trying to tell William of his status. But most of all we got to see the love that William was able to shower Beau with. This was an excellent book that just held me captive from beginning to end and was extremely satisfied to see the Beau and William was able to overcome all of the hurdles of building a relationship and get their HEA.

Lynn

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