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ONE 5 Star, ONE 4 Star and TWO 3.5 Stars for Timing by Ashley John #MM #Romance @itsashleyjohn

CoverTitle: Timing
Author Name : Ashley John
Publication Date & Length: April 25, 2016 – 312 pgs

Synopsis

When it comes to love, is timing everything?

Tom doesn’t have time for a relationship – not now that his fingers are practically touching the promotion he’s spent years chasing. His weekdays are consumed by desperately fighting for his editor’s attention and his weekends are wasted alone with meals for one and his cat for company.

All Cole has ever wanted is to work on the farm he was raised on, but money is tighter than ever and he is forced to get a job in a bar to keep a roof over him and his auntie’s heads. Time is running out for the farm but he spends his days dreaming about a future he thinks he’ll never have.

After an unexpected collision at the village train station, their lives suddenly become connected when Cole clumsily spills his coffee on Tom and it sets into motion something greater. Tom is wary of listening to his heart and Cole is distracted by the threat of losing everything. Each possesses something the other desperately needs, but can they ignore bad timing to listen to their hearts?

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ThreeandHalfStars

I wanted to love this book but I just couldn’t for some reason. Tom just seemed like a jerk who only thought of himself. I instantly loved Cole, how could you not? I loved how dedicated he was to keeping the farm going, doing everything he could to do that. I would have loved to see him in his bar uniform. And Miss Kitty Litter, HA! I bet she was a site to see! It was a sweet love story and wasn’t very angsty, it just wasn’t very exciting either. I loved some of the secondary characters though, they were great and helped the story.

Angie

ThreeandHalfStars

Hmm, I had a tricky time deciding how to rate this. I decided between a 3 and a 4. cause while the story kept my attention, there were times when I wanted to smack the characters too much.
Here we have a cowboy and a businessman. Cole wants nothing more than to save his farm from going under, which it already had. He has to take a bartender job just to make ends meet. Tom works hard in his company and has been waiting to be promoted. He deserves it, but for now, he’s stuck in a rut with only his best friend Ricky, aka Miss Kitty Litter, to whine to.
I liked Cole. He’s a stand up guy willing to do anything to help the farm and his aunt. Tom…Tom I was iffy with. He wanted a promotion, yet he never stood up for himself. Just when he said he wasn’t going to let his boss walk all over him, he does it again. The big blow out at the end could have been avoided easily if he was just truthful.
They get their HEA though. I want Ricky/Kitty Litter to have one too. Book 2?
Cookie

FiveStars

This was a very sweet story. The name of the book is perfect for the description of this book. Tom and Cole both have the worst of timing. It seems like every time they decide to give things a try together something with the timing is off and interferes with them….well that is until it doesn’t.

My view of Tom is that he is letting life pass him by because he is so focused on his job and trying to get a promotion to editor which seems will not happen. I also think that he is scared that his timing is always wrong when he tries a new relationship. That is why they have always failed. That is until he meets Cole.

Coke in my opinion is a strong individual who is doing everything he can to not lose the one place he calls home, his farm. He knows the place could be something special but I think he lacks the imagination to make it that way or that is until he meets Tom.

These two men are perfect for one another but both have issues they need to work on to make their relationship work. I think that it takes losing one another before they both realize that if u want something it does not always come easy and you have to work for it. That makes those things you fight for that much better and sweeter in the end.

I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait till I read another book by Ashley John.

Tosha

FourStars

Tom is a journalist. He enjoys writing but doesn’t enjoy going to his job every day. He is treated poorly by his boss, being passed over for a promotion he thought he deserved. Instead of being assertive and standing up to his boss, he allows his boss to demean him every chance he gets. He wallows in self-pity every day over his ex-boyfriend Lance who left him for another man in Spain.

Farming is all Cole has ever known. From a young age his uncle and auntie raised him on their farm. He watched his family work hard every day to make money and keep things going. So when he has to take a job in the city to support the farm, he is way out of his element.

Both men live in Hebdon Bridge, a small suburb of Manchester, England. They’ve never met before and a chain of events leads up to a chance meeting at the train station.

Throughout the book I struggle with Tom. I have a hard time in his believability. He likes his job; he doesn’t like his job. He wants the promotion; he doesn’t want the promotion. One thing I never doubted was his love for Cole. But, he always used his job as an excuse to get away from him. I felt like I was on a crazy loop with this guy for a while with his mood and thought changes.

I felt like Cole was a bit of push over. He allowed Tom to get away with a lot. And Cole always forgave him. There isn’t anything wrong with being a good kind-hearted person, but at least know how to hold your ground so you don’t get stepped on time and again.

And then there’s Ricky (he was like a bad penny, always showing up at the most inopportune times). Tom’s best friend. More like a nemesis if you ask me. He caused more issues than I care to go into. Why would you not put a person like that in their place when they start messing around in your life?

All that being said I’m still giving this story 4 stars. I wish Tom’s enthusiasm for his relationship had shown up sooner than the epilogue, but he did show the most improvement. As a first time reader of Ashley John, I must say, I do adore his writing. The story is well written and I was able to understand and enjoy the story without questioning what I had read. The story rounded itself out in the end.

Kris

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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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4.5 Stars and 3 Stars for An Act of Devotion by A. M. Leibowitz #Bisexual #MM #Romance #NewAdult @SupposedCrimes @AmyUnchained

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Title: An Act of Devotion
Author Name & Publisher: A. M. Leibowitz (Supposed Crimes)
Publication Date & Length: May 1, 2016 — 215 pages

Synopsis

Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.

Antonio “AJ” Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He’s cool, calm, and confident. But despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?

From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. But when he discovers the truth behind AJ’s behavior, he realizes that his magic won’t clean up for him this time.

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FourandHalfStars

I loved this story. Adam & AJ come right off the page and are so real I would probably be friends with them, both of them actually. Adam has a personality that the world is his plaything, and he takes every advantage possible to take out his new toy. AJ tends to shy away from the overtly fun joys that Adam sees and instead focuses on what gives him pleasure (which is probably completing tasks).

 

The writing in this piece is superb, and brings out personalities and actions between these two gentleman in ways that really bring them to life. Each of the main characters is rounded out, they both grow through the story, and they both make mistakes and try to fix them. Their story has ups and downs, sexual tension galore, and innuendos that might make Nonna blush.

 

For anyone who wants to read and learn more about the bisexual world, this is a fantastic book from that standpoint. We’re given two bisexual characters, who come to their sexuality very differently, who have experienced the opposite in terms of coming out, who could not have less shared experiences or feelings about the world and its interactions with the Family. The story takes us through activism for LGBT rights, through living as a part of the Family, through recognizing our faults in our own fears.

 

This is a fantastic read.

 

AJ

ThreeStar

I can appreciate the author’s desire and passion to want the reader to understand all the topics that are discussed in the story. All these topics are important and discussed frequently in the media today.

However, not only is the reader reading about AJ’s and Adam’s issues, we are also reading about what’s happening with the myriad of AJ’s friends. We get Luke and the abuse he’s suffering from his boyfriend. Piet and the cancer he’s suffering from. When Donny begins dating Lauren, AJ worries what Donny will say when he learns Lauren is transgender because Donny is straight. And then finally Connor.

The readers learn more about the secondary characters within the first 10 chapters than the main characters. We don’t know what exactly happened between AJ and his ex-girlfriend until the end of the book.

I believe every character and their situation is important, but all the secondary characters were given too much power in this book. This was about AJ and Adam and the struggles and successes they went through to get together and stay together.

I want to give this story a higher rating, but because I struggled to stay focused on just AJ and Adam, I can’t. And mostly my rating is because of the topics discussed. This book is good learning tool. I won’t deny I learned many new things.

Kris

FiveStars

This is a book that hits on some very serious topics. It is a book that places these topics into the scenario of people’s lives.

The senerios range anywhere from transvestism, to cheating partner, to rape, to abuse, to cancer, to gender confusion. Even though they are so many different topics in this book, AM Leibowitz was able to incorporate each of these scenarios into the book without it being overwhelming or underplaying the situations. A.M. Was able to bring the topics into the book and was able to do justice to how important these topics are and how they can affect the individuals that are in these types of scenarios.

I would say that the main characters are Adam and AJ because they are the two that the book revolves around but at the same time all of the other characters are just as important like Lauryn or Luke or Donny or even Connor just to mention a few of the characters in the book.

As far as Adam and AJ are concerned I think that both of these men have emotional issues with things from their past that has made it almost impossible for the two of them to have a relationship. I think that it is not so much what happened to them in their past but more to the point that neither of them know how to communicate with the other. They both have feelings for the other but when it comes time to voice to the other issues that can affect their relationship they are both tight lipped. The only way that these two are going to be able to work through their issues is if they learn to communicate with the other. And their lies the problem because they both seem to not want to upset the other. So I guess the question is, is not talking to one another worth the risk of losing each other. Will they grow stronger together or will they give each other up over misunderstandings and trust issues?

I really enjoyed this read but as I said earlier their are a of different, difficult situations in this book that are addressed so if you have triggers to them you may not want to read this book. Otherwise I would highly recommend this read.

Tosha

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  1. If you could write with any other author who would it be and why?

I can’t pick only one because it depends on the genre. If it’s F/F, someday, I’d love to actually write a novel with Adrian J. Smith. I loved Memoir in the Making, and I was thrilled when she asked if I would write a story for Adam (who appears there and is one of the MCs in An Act of Devotion). But we’ve never actually written anything together, and I think it would be fun! If it’s M/M, I’d be over the moon to write with Raine O’Tierney or Debbie McGowan. They’ve written together, and they both explore the kinds of emotional and psychological themes I enjoy. However, I think either of them would be ready to throttle me because they write fast and I’m a slowpoke.

 

  1. If you could join a character on an adventure, which character and what would the adventure be?

My own characters don’t tend to go on adventures, which is good because I’m not the adventuresome sort myself. But if I had to choose someone else’s character, I’m going on an adventure with Hermione Granger. She knows how to pack for a trip and is more prepared than any Boy Scout ever. Plus, knowing her, our “adventure” would be to someplace educational with a very large library.

 

  1. If money were no object – where would you live in the world and why?

Anywhere warm. I hear Arizona is nice. It’s really not money (well, okay it is) but being away from family. So I’m stuck with the cold and the snow for now.

 

  1. Favorite kind of underwear for characters and non-favorites.

I don’t think I have a favorite or non-favorite kind of underwear for a character. I tend to think undies fit the character. I have a work-in-progress with a MC who is gender fluid. His underwear selections vary with his internal sense of self, and it’s really fun to write. In An Act of Devotion, a particular undergarment features into the story, and it’s almost a minor character of its own.

 

  1. What do you view as weak points in a character and wouldn’t include them in the characters you write about. What are the strong points you always try and include.

The one thing I won’t write is a “hero” who consistently violates people’s consent in romantic/intimate situations. Otherwise, there isn’t one thing I try to exclude or include. I mostly try to avoid writing tropey characters who behave in stereotypical ways. I’m particularly sensitive to bad representation of bisexual characters, so I try to have at least one bi character in most stories.

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New Release: ONE 4.5 Stars, THREE 4 Stars, ONE 5 Star and ONE 3 Star for Lover On Top (Six-Alarm Sexy #3 – Standalone) by Kristine Cayne #MM #Romance @KristineCayne

Lover on Top FinalTitle: Lover On Top (Six-Alarm Sexy #3 – Standalone)
Author Name: Kristine Cayne
Publication Date & Length: May 2, 2016 – 110,000 Words

Synopsis

A straight firefighter discovers an irresistible attraction for his best friend’s younger brother—one that could lead to complete disaster.

A perpetual bachelor, firefighter lieutenant Hollywood Wright hops from one woman’s bed to another, searching for something he never finds. Has his father’s emotional and physical abuse somehow damaged him? Or is something else going on, something that involves the intense and uncomfortable feelings aroused by his best friend’s little brother?

Sexy-as- sin paramedic Chad Caldwell has always been out and proud. Sure, some gay-bashers are harassing him, but he’s determined to be true to himself. There’s just one problem: He’s hung up on Hollywood, his older brother’s straight best friend. When Hollywood’s apartment is damaged by fire, Chad reluctantly takes him in. Will Chad’s heart survive such close proximity to a man who’s both unattainable and everything Chad wants?

To their mutual surprise, Hollywood finds Chad and his world fascinating—and much hotter than anything he’s ever experienced. But with a rabidly homophobic father, is Hollywood doomed to die in the closet? Chad won’t accept anything less than a public relationship, no matter how amazing the sex is. Can Hollywood ever accept the man he’s always kept buried deep inside?

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FourandHalfStars

I know this says that it can be read standalone, but I recommend the series – you will gain so much more knowing all of the characters.  I am so happy that Chad finally got his own story.  However, I was slightly disappointed in the story too.  I guess I had built up, in my own world, how his story would pan out and this was not it.  Despite those preconceived notions, I still enjoyed it.

Chad is out, proud and not afraid to tell people how it is.  However, due to his job, he is finding that not everyone is OK with his attitude.  He has been the victim of vandalism, hatred and gay slurs.  Not only that, but he has also been the victim of some violence.  Despite that, he keeps his head held high – after all, he has a supportive family who would tear anyone who messed with him apart.  He loves his job, he loves his family and he loves Hollywood…well, all but the last are not issues.

Hollywood is another story entirely.  Not only is he known for being intolerant, he also has a huge stick up his a**.  He is crass, mean, a closeted alcoholic and his biggest issue is that he can’t seem to get Chad out of his head.  When his own stupidity lands him at Chad’s apartment as a temporary roommate, he learns more about himself and discovers that he’s not all that likeable.

With a history like Hollywood has, he has to either buck up and be true to himself or hide away and never be happy.  I found that his ups and downs were very difficult.  He swung high and low like he was taking uppers and downers – and he dragged poor Chad along for the ride.  I found the apologies to be somewhat juvenile and Hollywood’s uncertainty somewhat painful to read.  Yes, he had a difficult past – but that does not mean that he has not turned in to a stand up guy who can make his own choices.

The antagonist in this story was very predictable and even with the predictability, I still found that I liked the story.  I do wish that we had been able to see further in to their relationship, but I am crossing my fingers that more will come from Cayne.

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ThreeStar

I think this is this author’s first attempt at MM. She brought together a hot firefighter named Hollywood and a younger paramedic named Chad. Hollywood is Chad’s older brother’s best friend and Chad has a crush on him. Too bad Hollywood is straight.
Of course like most MM books, the “straight” guy isn’t always so straight. I liked these two characters well enough to finish the book. With that said, I won’t be rereading cause it just wasn’t that exciting for me. It deals with some past abuse about Hollywood and poor Chad gets a hot and cold answer from him, which got annoying.
I also wish the cover was better.
Cookie
FourStars
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and this book was really good. I understand that this author primarily writes M/F books but I loved her M/M romance and she should consider writing more M/M romance. This book had real depth and I loved Chad and Hollywood. The secondary characters were great also, even though I’ve never read any of the other books in this series. I really loved Chad’s family and was glad they supported Hollywood. This was an excellent book on self-discovery and most of all love.
Lynn
FourStars

When I requested this book, I didn’t think much beyond the “Sexy” in the title and the firefighters in the picture. I was hoping for sexy firefighters and I wasn’t expecting much more.  So I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and the depth of character development.  
Hollywood and Chad are very sexy, but they are also complicated and their romance is well developed.   Hollywood’s gay-for-you story is almost believable (and I usually take some convincing).  I enjoyed the other characters in this story enough to look for other books in the series.  Chad’s family is fantastic and I can’t wait to read each of his siblings’ stories.  
While the storyline with Hollywood’s father was more than a little exaggerated and one of our leading men does end up in hospital (my least favourite and most overused m/m plot device), there is heart as well as heat here and I really enjoyed the story.  

Sarah

FourStars

Although I haven’t read books 1 & 2, it seems each book can be read as a stand-alone. There were parts that would be better understood if the books are read in order. That being said, I thought this book was wonderful. At times. You will get your HEA. Always a plus in my book. I just didn’t care for who the bad guy was and how that played out. The topic of counseling should have been pursued. I received a free copy of this book from Inked Rainbow Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

I love Chad! He is the all-around fun loving guy you want to be friends with. He’s confident, strong-minded, sweet and funny. He has been out and proud since his early teens. He has also had a crush a Hollywood “Nate” since around that time as well. Because of Chad’s sexuality he becomes the focus of someone’s hate crimes in town. And when things get really bad, he reaches out to Hollywood for help.

I like Hollywood. But he is the type of person I would approach with kid gloves. I feel for Hollywood. What he needs is a great counselor. He should have sought out someone in his early twenties for all the abuse he suffered by his Father while he was growing up. In doing that he could have discovered his true self earlier in life and he wouldn’t have turned to alcohol to hide his feelings. Much the same way his Father did.

After a fire in his kitchen, the water damage is too extensive for Hollywood to stay. At the urging of his friend and partner, Chad offers his spare room to Hollywood. Soon after he moves in, Hollywood is unsure how to deal with the sudden feelings he has for Chad. When his Father gives him a “friendly” reminder of events that happened when he was a child, he begins to recall all his repressed memories of his childhood best friend.

I know at times it seems like the story may drag a bit, but, I think it was important for Hollywood to go through all the emotions he did, the way he did. That’s what we as humans do. Some more than others. We process differently. I found it hard to believe the Fire Chief was able to get away with all the crap he did. But, I’m also from small town America where that kind of crap wasn’t unheard of. It just sickens me. That’s why I left.

Kris

FiveStars

Wow….talk about HOT!!! Who does not love a fire fighter and fire fighter EMT. I have to say that I just loved this book.

Chad is the persona of a sexy fire fighter EMT. He is sexy, confident, and he is out and proud gay. I believe that it takes a truly remarkable individual to be out and proud in what some would consider “a mans job”. I think that he is even more remarkable after all the crap that he has had to put up with when it comes to harassment by an anonymous homophobic ignorant individual/individuals. He is trying to let all of the harassment role off his shoulders and stand by his convictions with the help of fellow work mates and family/friends. It takes a remarkable person to insure the things that he indures on a constant basis and still have a love for life.

Hollywood has not had an easy life with who he has a father. He was abusive mentally, emotionally, and physically. He is also homophobic. So it is no wonder it took Hollywood so long to except his feelings for another man. He wants to be with Chad but he lets fear guard his heart and he pushes and pulls so much I don’t know whether Hollywood even knows if he is coming or going. The question is can he decide how he truly feels and stand by it before it is too late and he loses Chad?

This book is a perfect example of how hard it is for some people to be truly free to feel the things that they feel. It is not always an easy journey to get to where we would like to be but if we are strong like these characters are then we may find our happily ever after.

Tosha

Excerpt

Hands gripping his head, Hollywood paced back and forth between Chad and the neighboring building, like a caged lion. “I’m confused. It’s your fault. You and your tight ass.

Your tattoos. And don’t get me started on your little twink boyfriend.”

“My boyfriend?” There was no way Chad could follow Hollywood’s leaps of logic.

“Fucking cowboy told me about it. You slept with Blondie. It was that same night with Candy, wasn’t it?”

Chad clenched his jaw. “Sandy.”

“Who the fuck cares?” Hollywood shouted.

“Why are you so upset?” Chad asked. “You’re straight.”

“I don’t know what the fuck I am. You’ve got me watching gay porn. Fantasizing about—”

Hollywood gritted his teeth together and rubbed his face with both hands. The sound of his stubble scraping against his palms had Chad’s heartrate shooting up. Even when he was a mess, Hollywood was hot.

“What do you fantasize about?” Chad couldn’t help asking any more than he could help the rasp in his voice.

Hollywood stopped his pacing, hesitated, then advanced on Chad. Each step slow and deliberate. Chad sucked a breath into suddenly deflated lungs. Oh God. He was so fucking turned on. And what kind of slut did that make him? He didn’t know if Hollywood was going to kiss him or beat the shit out of him. All he knew was that he needed to find out.

With rough movements, Hollywood gripped the sides of Chad’s head. “I can’t think of anything except kissing you. Your lips, are they soft or hard? How would your stubble feel against my skin? What do you taste like? It’s driving me crazy.” He stared into Chad’s eyes.

“You are driving me crazy.”

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NEW RELEASE: TWO 5 Stars for How to Save a Life by Andria Large #MM #Romance @Author_ALarge

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Title: How to Save a Life
Author Name & Publisher: Andria Large
Publication Date & Length: May 24, 2016 – 195 Pages

Synopsis

How do you save someone’s life?

There’s the obvious way of physically saving them from a tragic end.

Then there’s the more subtle way of saving someone who doesn’t know they need to be saved. Someone who is drowning emotionally and has no idea that they are slowing dying.

Ezra Whitmore is one of those people. After tragically losing his wife, he’s still going through the motions, but not really living. All he has now is his son, Spencer, and his career as a dentist. The life he thought he was going to have has been torn apart. The things he had once enjoyed no longer feel the same without the person he had shared everything with.

That is, until Ferris Jenkins crashes into his life. Not only does the lifeguard save his son from literally drowning in the ocean, but he also slowly starts to bring Ezra back to life.

As soon as Ferris lays eyes on Ezra, he can’t get the gorgeous dentist out of his head. He knows nothing will ever happen between them because…well, Ezra is straight and he’s gay. You can imagine Ferris’ surprise when Ezra gets drunk one night, kisses him, and admits that he’s always been attracted to guys. This gives Ferris hope that maybe, just maybe, he can land the man of his dreams.

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FiveStars

This is such an incredible book. I love a book that when you are reading it you find yourself smiling at the happy parts, crying at the sad parts, and getting mad at the parts where you want to just grab someone and shake them and say what are you thinking. That is what this book did for me.

Coming out is not an easy thing. Especially when you have hideout from everyone for so long and Es married to a woman and have a son of your own. That is what happened to Ezra. But after his wife died unexpectedly and his 14 year old son at the time came out to Ezra, it became hard to hide those feeling any longer. Especially after meeting Ferris.

I personally feel that Ezra’s fears kept him from fully being who he is. He feared losing his family and he also feared what people would think about him. I do not honestly think that he would have faced who he truly is on the inside of it had not been for his sons bravery when he came out to Ezra. You could that Ezra was so proud of his son for doing what he had always been afraid to do but he was also scared for him. I think it took a lot for Ezra to wrap his mind around the reality that it is ok to be who you are and love who you want to love. I also believe that Ferris helped him with that.

Ferris is such a strong person but he also has his own hurt from losing his family when he came out so he understands what Ezra is going through and I think that makes it easier for Ferris to be patient with Ezra and do things on his own timeline. But I also think that because of their relationship it helps when Ferris’s family unexpectedly comes back into his life after Ezra’s son Soencer lays into Ferris’s brother for the way the family treated him when he and out.

I truly believe that both of these men helped the other man in ways that made each other’s life so much fuller and completed and complimented one another in ways no one else ever could.

This book is such an incredible story about overcoming fear and finding the one person that you can be yourself with without feeling like you have to hide. It is a story about love and acceptance.

I really hope that Andria large will make a second book and make this into a series so we can see what happens with Spencer and Jessie because I believe that would be a good story.

Tosha

FiveStars

I love this author. I truly enjoyed the Beck brother’s series. I received a free copy of this book from Inked Rainbow Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

I admire Ezra’s strength. His wife recently passed away, and Spencer just recently told him he is gay. Ezra vows to do what he can to show his son the support he wishes he had gotten at that age. Ezra could never talk to his family about his sexual preferences for fear of being rejected. Ezra can’t help his attraction to Ferris. Although, it takes him by surprise because he thought he had been able to suppress those feelings.

Ferris is a mature, out and proud gay man in his 30’s. He’s crushing hard for Ezra, but he refuses to go back in the closet for anyone. Ferris wants Ezra to date women to be sure he’s really interested in men the same as women. Yet when he sees Ezra with a woman he gets angry and acts liked a jilted lover. His feelings toward Ezra are strong, but if Ezra can’t express himself publicly, there is no future for a romantic relationship between them.

I was happy they were finally able to work through their own thoughts and fears together to make the relationship work. This is a feel good story from start to finish. I hope Spencer gets his own story as he goes off to college and starts his life on his own.

Kris

Excerpt

So, Ezra and I head for the dance floor. We find an open spot in the midst of the crowd that is mostly girls. I find out very quickly that Ezra is a really sexy dancer. Oh, what I would give to be all over that delicious body of his. He rolls his body like a goddamn male stripper. I’m mesmerized and completely turned the fuck on.

A young girl, probably in her mid-twenties, dances her way in front of Ezra. She puts her back to him and shoves her ass in his crotch. She’s a cute girl with a nice body. Ezra’s eyebrows shoot up and his wide eyes meet mine. He actually gives me a “Help me!” look. Apparently, he’s not ready to have a young girl bumping and grinding on him. It seems that even though my friend is lonely and could use some lovin’, it doesn’t look like he’s ready to have some chick he doesn’t know rubbing herself all over him.

Ferris to the rescue!

I step closer and grab Ezra’s hand, pulling him out from behind the girl and up against my side. I wrap my free arm around his waist and pull him in so that we are touching from chest to thigh. Ezra can no doubt feel my erection against his hip, but it can’t be helped.

“Hey!” the girl, who looks downright pissed, yells over the music. “I was dancing with him!”

“Sorry, hun, but he’s with me, and I’d appreciate it if you kept your skanky ass away from his cock,” I drawl, palming Ezra’s ass for effect.

I feel Ezra’s hand snake around my waist, causing goose bumps to pop up all over my skin. The girl rolls her eyes and mutters something about all of the hot ones being gay, before stomping off through the crowd. I smile my triumph and turn to look at Ezra, who is so close that our noses touch when I face him.

My breath catches as a wave of desire hits me hard. Shit, I would love to seal my lips over his right now. I swear that same look is in his eyes again; but this time, the lust has been cranked up a notch. He looks like he’s actually thinking about kissing me, too.

“You might want to dance with me if you don’t want to get hit on,” I murmur just loud enough for him to hear me.

Ezra licks his bottom lip and gives me a jerky nod. “Yeah, okay, we can dance.”

We slowly start swaying to the music. I turn slightly so that we are completely facing each other and slip my thigh in between his. The arm Ezra has around my waist tightens, pulling me closer. His nose brushing my cheek and ear, sending shivers down my spine. We grind against each other. I keep my hand on his ass for show…okay, that’s a lie; I just want to touch his ass. It’s a very nice ass – firm and round – and I’m fairly certain that what I’m feeling against my thigh is his erection. Fuck me, I’m in so much trouble with this guy.

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New Release: 4 Stars, 3.5 Stars and TWO 3 Stars reviews for Stained by Chris T. Kat #MM #Romance @christi_kat

StainedORIG-final-01Title: Stained
Author Name & Publisher: Chris T. Kat (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date: June 1, 2016

Synopsis

Blair Clark has reached his breaking point. Forced to leave one job because of sexual harassment, he’s having difficulty finding another. Since no one believes what happened, Blair’s left with a stain on his employment record that he can’t get rid of. He’s had to move back home with his mother. As if that’s not bad enough, he realizes his crush, Travis, is simply using him.  His romantic life looks as hopeless as his job search.

Jack Ross is sure he’ll never find anyone who’ll love him for who he is. All anyone sees is the port-wine stain on his left cheek—not the man behind it. Even his mother thinks he should get rid of it. But the procedure is difficult and painful.

When Blair applies for a secretarial position with Jack’s firm, both men learn that beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. It’ll take a lot of trust to chase away their insecurities, but if they take a chance on one another, love will find a way.

Review

FourStars

It is so sad that some people find it ok that they treat people like they are less than that should be treated.

Jack is used to being treated differently because of the birth mark that is in his face but even though he is used to I think that it still hurts him to know that most people look at him and see that instead of what is inside which is an extremely generous, loving, caring man. When he meets Blaire I think he was instantly attracted to him but he worried he would be like everyone else and find him lacking because of his looks and because he was not a dominant individual in bed. You can feel his insecurities when it comes to wanting to know how Blaire truly feels about him but tried not to let it show.

Blaire in my opinion does not have a high opinion of himself because he has been beat down by so many people because of his looks and because he is gay. Blaire is tiny and not butch like other men so he is very insecure where that is concerned but once he meets Jack, he soon finds out he doesn’t need to worry about that because like Blaire, Jack falls in love with Blaire for the man that he is and not what some people dictate him to be.

These two men could not be more perfect for one if they tried to be. They just have this sweet love for one another that makes you smile. I really enjoyed reading this book and hope others do too.

Tosha

ThreeandHalfStars

I read a few books by this author and although this was good it certainly wasn’t her best work. When you read the blurb that exactly what happens. No surprises and I typically like some surprises in my reading. I felt that the character development was lacking. The plot had the potential to be something amazing but it just seems to fall flat. However as it was a novella it was a quick read and I did enjoy meeting these two men. I was glad to see that both men were able to find someone who seemed to be a perfect fit for them.

Lynn

ThreeStar

This book wasn’t very long. The blurb tells you what the story is going to be about in a nutshell. What it doesn’t tell you is that it mostly focuses on Blair’s troubled past, his previous job he lost, his friend with benefits, Travis, who is a total jerk and it’s mostly depressing as hell to read. Most of the book Blair and Jack go to lunch every day, nothing happens between them then Travis decides to be a douche bag and then all of the sudden Jack and Blair are boyfriends. I would have liked to see more of Jack and Blair and less of the drama with Travis. It was just ok for me.

Angie

ThreeStar

Blair’s need for a job lands him in the office of the man he fell into at a bar. He immediately knows after that incident he’ll never get the job as Jack’s secretary. Blair’s self-esteem and self-confidence are low after many failed job interviews. Because of this, he’s sure he’ll never get this job.

Because of his attraction to Blair, Jack isn’t sure he’ll be able to work alongside him on a daily basis. Jack’s self-esteem is low because he has a birth mark on the left cheek of face. He’s sure he’ll never find someone who can see past the purple mark and just notice him.

When he finally hires Blair, that’s when the trouble begins. Blair’s past catches up to him and before they know it, Blair and Jack must fight to keep the damage to a minimum.

This is a good, interesting story overall and a nice quick read. It would have been nice to get Jack’s POV and Blair was a bit wussy to me, but still an okay read.

Kris

Excerpt

“Can’t I?” I gazed into Travis’s brown eyes, the same eyes I dreamed about at night. In those dreams they were filled with love, but when I looked now, I only saw cruelty, arrogance, and something more, something darker I didn’t want to think about.

“No.” Travis snatched my chin, held it tightly between his big fingers and forced me to keep perfectly still. “No, you can’t. Choose a manly job and they’ll stop. Keep flaunting your sexuality and that’s what they’ll do.”

“Flaunting my sexuality? What’s that got to do with my job?”

“You’re a secretary, for fuck’s sake. It’s a woman’s job. Now stop adding fuel to the fire and cowboy up.” Travis’s voice remained low but it held an angry edge to it, one I recognized well.

I dropped my gaze, and a moment later Travis let go of my chin. Breathing out a sigh of relief, I winced when another guy asked, “Having trouble keeping the fairy in line?”

“Are you kidding?” Travis replied, puffing up his chest.

Enough was enough. I bolted up, ready to leave, when a big hand clamped on my arm. I tugged, but the grip tightened. Anxiety blossomed into fear, especially when the table dropped into sudden silence.

“Where do you think you’re going?” Travis hissed.

My tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth, making it impossible for me to answer. What the hell was wrong with me? Why had I pursued Travis for so many months? Just because of his looks? Sure, he was hot, and exactly how I liked my men—big, fair-haired, and brown-eyed. But there was no love lost between us. Travis would never come out as gay, even though he liked to fool around with me whenever it was convenient for him.

“Blair, sit your ass down again, you’re attracting attention.”

When Travis pulled at my arm with more force, I planted my feet. I didn’t anticipate Travis letting go all of a sudden, leaving me to stumble backward. I crashed into someone behind me, taking us both to the ground.

Rolling to my knees and away from whomever I’d thrown, I apologized, “I’m so sorry. Did I hurt you?”

Heat flooded my cheeks as embarrassment swept over me. Holding out a hand for the guy I’d tripped, I recoiled when the man sat up, revealing his face. A gasp tumbled over my lips and I stared openmouthed. The skin of the man’s left side was stained in red, giving him a slightly scary appearance, as if he’d been badly burnt.

“I’m fine,” the man said, his brows creasing in a frown. Obviously he’d seen my reaction and wasn’t too thrilled about it.

I couldn’t help but stare even more. The man’s dark blue eyes bore right into me, daring me to say anything. The stained skin drew my attention, no matter how hard I tried to look elsewhere. It looked so painful, a large blotch of red that started below the man’s eye, covered his whole cheek, and tapered out at his jawline.

“It’s not contagious, if that’s what you’re afraid of,” the man said in an icy tone. He rose in one fluid motion, holding out his hand for me to… to what? Help me up? Why would he do that?

I eyed the outstretched hand, hating myself for the fear coursing through me. Just when I was about to take the man up on the offer, two big hands grabbed my waist and hoisted me to my feet.

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THREE 5 Star, THREE 3 Star, ONE 4 Star, and ONE 4.5 Star Reviews for Believing Blue (Manchester Menage Collection #3) by Nicole Colville #Menage #MM

CoverTitle: Believing Blue (Manchester Menage Collection #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Nicole Colville (Hidden Pleasures)
Publication Date & Length: April 20,. 2016 – 525 pgs

Synopsis

Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?

Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.

Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.

Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.

When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined.

**Blue is a standalone book, and although characters from previous books do make an appearance, it won’t spoil their stories if you choose to read them afterwards.**

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ThreeStar

Triggers: Death

OK, let me start by stating that I have not read the previous books in this series.

Next, let me say that if you’re in to really long stories that take about 45% to get in to the actual story, then this is your book.  However, it just wasn’t for me.  I had a very hard time connecting with the characters and really, the only one I enjoyed was Kellan.

You start out with this tragic event that is supposed to push two of the men together.  In reality, I thought that it was more of a barrier to them figuring out that they wanted each other.  There was this constant ghost between them.  And, while the writing wasn’t poor, it was incredibly slow.  I literally kept checking the status bar to find out if I had moved at all in the story.

Then you have Blue… Oh Blue.  Drama like the Kardashian’s could only dream up.  He was the most annoying character in this book for me.  Always with something to harp about, and although I know that for the most part it was a front for his own insecurities, it just became too much.

I did like how Colville split the men up in this story.  You were given a little bit at a time rather than the whole group of them.  However, again, when they came together, they just didn’t really gel for me.

Unfortunately, despite wanting to enjoy and like the characters in this story, I just couldn’t picture their story.

Tessa

ThreeStar

I was exciting to read this when I read the synopsis…and was sadly disappointed. I love MMM…and this one wasn’t very convincing at ALL. I think giving it 3 stars was generous of me, actually, but I liked the cover, I liked the beginning, and I give the author props for writing over 500 pages for this book. Too bad it was 300 pages too long in my HONEST opinion.
I really liked the plot, well the plot that was written in the description for this book, but I hate it when an author brings the 3rd partner in the relationship in the middle of the book and all 3 of them didn’t even realize they knew each other til like 80% of the book. Meaning there wasn’t a 3some til 80% of the book. I disliked that very much. I felt cheated. I almost gave up half way when I realized that the menage wasn’t going to happen any time soon and I was on like page 250.
All I got was Kellan and Valentino together, then not together. Characters from previous books taking over the pages and Blue’s annoying thoughts. I admit that I thought that Blue was cute at first…but after 525 pages, he got really annoying.
*sigh* This book did not need to be 525 pages. Why the heck was it that long? I don’t mind long books, but only if the story draws me in and this didn’t. I ain’t gonna lie, I skipped some pages after reaching 50% of the book cause I just wanted to get to the 3some already and even that disappointed me.
If the other books are like this one, I’m not reading them, sorry.
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 ThreeStar
Honestly, this book was way too long. I was skimming so much because it was just too wordy and at times didn’t hold my attention at all. I struggled to get to the 50% mark. The blurb just caught my attention and I had to read it. Unfortunately I should have just stuck with the blurb. I wanted to like it, I wanted to connect with the characters and fall in love with all of them and feel everything they did, it just didn’t happen for me with this book.
Angie
FourStars

This is a great addition to the Manchester Menage Collection. You get to see all the previous characters and how they are doing and actually wrap up a few of their loose ends while the story of these three men unfold. It’s great to get Blue’s story after falling a little in love with him from the previous story!

I don’t think you could find three so very different men and make it work like this story does. Kellan is solid and steady but self contained. Valentino is a beautiful artist who is suffering deeply. Blue is enigmatic, energetic and inside crushed by self doubt. Through tragedy Kellan and Valentino come together to struggle through the aftermath of true loss. I was unable to deny the absolute attraction these two have and it’s well written given what is happening in the story. It’s erotic and consuming but can’t block out the real problems that come from the devastation after such a tragedy. Blue with his outrageous personality and attitude makes for some great laughs even while I wanted to shake him sometimes during the story but being such a smart ass. But he really is the balm that Kellan and Valentino need. This story really is a marathon and not a sprint so it builds slowly to the pay off for these three men. While I would have loved a bit more at the end, the end really is endearing and shows how fate sometimes steps in and puts the right person in your life at the right time.

This story is a bit heartbreaking at points and yeah sometimes makes you want to scream. However it’s so well written you can’t put it down because you want to see these three men come together so badly and find some happiness and love.

~Jessica

FourandHalfStars

You will tear up, nod to agree, and definitely laugh with the humor that was set forth in this beautiful story about loss, hope, believing in yourself, finding love and to love again.
 
Valentino, completely broke my heart from the start through to the end. I truly felt that this story was about him than about Blue. I loved Blue and his constant manners. A lot of people in this world could learn a thing or two from him. And his humor and love of life…I laughed so much with him. Kellan was just a solid rock all around. These three men were so completely opposite yet were all the missing pieces in each other lives to become a whole.
 
Most of the story you learn about each one and how they come together. Kellan was the common link until the end, then you find out it was Blue. But to me, it will always be Tino who was my favorite. Tino was such a strong man. I felt every tear, every breath, every sorrow, every fear from him. I loved how these men came together to support and push each other. The love was real and deep.
 
This was a great addition to the Ménage Collection. This can be read as a standalone but worth reading them in order.
~Keri

FiveStars

I have found my next go to book. I cried. I laughed. I laughed until I cried. The story is based in England but it isn’t hard to follow along with the wording. There are many elements to this story that must be touched upon. I hope I remember them all.

As a police officer, Kellan is called upon to help when needed. He also volunteers for many extra shifts because he has no one at home waiting for him when he gets done with work. The weather has taken a drastic turn, bringing snow too quickly, causing the roads to become dangerous to be out on. He’s on his way back to town when he happens upon two officers from neighboring Manchester. They are stuck on the slick road so Kellan must help them push their car. As the three men are nearing a dangerous turn they spot a car that has crashed into the rocks. They work desperately for hours to free the driver. As the rescue team works to free Stuart, the driver, he talks to Kellan about his boyfriend Valentino. Sharing stories and secrets. Unfortunately, Stuart doesn’t survive his injuries and dies shortly after being rescued.

Valentino has lived the several years of his life through the eyes of Stuart. Never leaving the home that he and Stuart had come to share. When Kellan arrived on his doorstep, Valentino was terrified. He has been a loner for so long, he doesn’t know how to interact with anyone other than Stuart and the owner of the art gallery. His family disowned him when he was 15. He has pushed everyone else away. But, every chance Kellan gets he is banging on Valentino’s door, asking for acceptance into his life.

Blue. What can I say about Blue? He has such a strong spirit. A spirit that anyone could be jealous of. He has a supportive and loving family as well as friends. You can’t help but be his friend. You’re drawn to him when you walk into a room. Except for Kellan. Kellan can’t seem to get on Blue’s good side no matter what he does. Every time they meet its oil and water. Until Kellan has to rescue a very drunk Blue from a man who wants to rape him. The two men are able to set aside their differences and soon their relationship starts.

The three men are brought together when Blue is requested by Valentino to be his model. It is Blue who eventually brings Valentino and Kellan back together. And it is Blue who keeps the throuple together when all the dust has settled.

~Kris

FiveStars

For me, Blue, Kellan and Valentino are the most interesting characters in this series.  Kellen and Valentino meet through tragedy; Blue is Valentio’s muse and Kellen works with Blue’s friends.  The relationships are complicated and the men are wonderfully original.

 

The triad is well balanced here and it was easy to understand the balance created by the threesome that wouldn’t have existed for two of the men as a couple.  I enjoyed the lack of angst and drama in these relationships, though the tension between Blue and Kellan at the start felt a little exaggerated.  

 

Despite some incredibly heavy topics and some serious issues each man has to work through, this remains a fun, sexy story.  I challenge any reader to refrain from sobbing through the first thirty pages, but the grief and strain at the start of the story is tempered by hope and humour as the story progresses.  Once these men get to know each other, there is fantastic heat between all three.

 

My only reservation about the story is that I’m not sure the men’s ages worked for me completely.  Party boy Blue feels much younger than the other two, but he is only supposed to be a few years younger than Kellan.  In the same way, Valentino, mourning his life partner, felt considerably older than Kellan.  But all three men are supposedly in their early to mid twenties which didn’t quite fit for me.

 

This story linked in to the two previous stories more than the second one did and I enjoyed revisiting characters from earlier books.  This is such a great series and this third book is a wonderful addition.  

~Sarah

FiveStars

If you do not believe in fate, once you read this book maybe you will. This is a book about loss, about love, about acceptance, and about fate.

Kellan is a police officer and is straight. One night on a bad snow storm him and two other police officers come across a man that is a terrible vehicle accident, Stuart. Stuart knows he is not going to make it and Kellan will not leave his side. Stuart tells Kellan about his sole mate and the love of his life and tells Kellan to go to him and they will find love in each other.

Valentino is the man that Stuart was talking about and Valentino turns out to be exactly what Stuart said he was and so much more. Of course Valentino is heart broken and grieving. Even though he is heartbroken he and Kellan start to get closer and Kellan and start to fall for one another till Valentino pushes him away.

Kellan is heartbroken but respects his wishes and eventually starts to move on with Blue, but once all of them come together unintentionally sparks start to fly between the three of them and they decide to become a trio. But nothing that is easy is worth it and there are so many obstacles these three men have to overcome to start towards their happily ever after.

I truly enjoyed this book. I cried with these characters. I got mad about some of the things these characters went through in the past. I laughed with them and I routed for them.

Blue is my favorite of the three I think. He is the light for all of them. He is so full of life that is hard to not to be happy when you are around him. He is full of spunk and he takes no BS off of anyone. He is just him and it is a take it or leave it type of person.

Kellan is the one that hold them all together. He is the one that is caring, compassionate, and at some points the peace keeper. He is the voice of reason and he loves these two men unconditionally.

Valentino is the one that makes these two men realize that they are worth the love they are given. He shows these two men how beautiful they are both inside and out. He is also such a strong individual and just does not realize it.

I would highly recommend this book because it is so amazing.

Tosha

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Kellan gritted his teeth together and stood up. “I won’t leave you like this.”

“Get the hell out!!” Valentino gripped the base of his nose, rubbing it gruffly. His eyes snapped shut, but not quickly enough.

Kellan spotted the misty glimmer in them. Whether his tears were caused through sheer frustration or sadness, it didn’t matter. Kellan couldn’t leave. He’d have to be forced from the house by an armed response team. “No!” Kellan held his shoulders firmly. “I won’t leave you.”

“God-damn it, Kellan.” Valentino’s eyes flew open, and Kellan’s hands were thrust from him with a jerk. “You’re such a pain in the arse.” He leaned forward, almost hissing his words out against Kellan’s lips. “Why don’t you just leave me alone, huh? Why do you continue to push me when I don’t want it?”

Kellan’s body brushed against Valentino’s firm flesh, and he cursed himself for responding so quickly. “Don’t lie and say you don’t want me here when I know damn well what you want.” Kellan didn’t really know for sure, but there was a heat and need between them which couldn’t be ignored anymore. Valentino needed him, and Kellan was willing to hand over whatever he could to fulfil that need.

Valentino turned those teal green eyes on Kellan’s, a soft growl spilling from his lips.

“You’re a fucking tease! A tease, Kellan.”

Kellan was about to come back with a response, like how he had no idea he’d been teasing Valentino, but he was halted by two hands on either side of his head and Valentino’s mouth being forced against his. He stopped breathing, too stunned to act.

Valentino had his face clasped tightly to his, those full lips hitting Kellan’s hard and fast, his tongue licking and seeking entrance inside.

A white hot shot of lust spiked through his body and every thought other than being against this writhing, sexy man disappeared. Kellan grabbed hold of Valentino’s hips, rushing him up against the wall and taking ownership of his mouth with a grunt.

Valentino bit down on his lip causing Kellan to pull back. As soon as they separated, Valentino had the upper hand and was spinning him around, holding him against the wall and spreading his thighs open with his knee, rubbing up against the hard length of Kellan’s cock. Despite knowing he could easily restrain Valentino and take control back, he didn’t want to. He wanted this from him. “You know what I want?” Valentino breathed out through their kisses. “You want to give me what I need, Kellan?”

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