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5 Stars for Roped (Guards of Folsom #4) by S.J.D. Peterson #MM #BDSM @SJDPeterson

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Title: Roped (Guards of Folsom #4)
Author Name & Publisher: S.J.D. Peterson (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 12, 2014 – 210 pgs

Synopsis

Life has been known by a series of constants: Violence, anger, drugs, sex, death, heartbreak, pain, fear and the most common, hunger; Always hunger. Not the kind that can be satisfied with food, but the kind born of circumstance. The kind that not only claws within a gut, but settles into a heart, consumes a mind. Deeper—Encircles, penetrates the soul. Hunger for something more, something better, safer. Always just out of grasp—Craving—Starved.
It’s part of me.
Who I am.
Born of blood and violence, hunger is my fate.
Yet, the slightest things can change the directions of a life. An unplanned circumstance, random act—a connection—a chance event, like a lightning strike, fate is trumped.
Jamie is my lightning strike.
Tek Cain

Tek Cain was cultivated from birth to lead the motorcycle gang, Crimson Eight. Jamie Ryan, his best friend, is destined to be his second. But forbidden desires have them questioning everything they know, and an undeniable bond makes them want more than their supposed brotherhood can provide. Their love could get them killed, but they are bound to each other—from the cradle to the grave.

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FiveStars

SJD did it again. She was able to pull all the emotions out of me with this book. Jamie and Tek have got to be two of the strongest characters in this whole series in my opinion.

These two boys have lived more then one lifetime in their short lives on earth. Both was born on the same day and have been best friends from the start. Basically they have done everything together even join the motorcycle club Crimson VIII together that they grew up in. They had each other’s backs even when others did not. These two have been through hell with the club and have experienced everything from killing to protect the other to faking their own death to save one another.

Ending up in New York with Tek becoming a bouncer at Guards of Folsom they did not give into the temptation of adding a third into their mix. They have each other and if they want to experiment in the world of BDSM they will switch and experiment on each other even though they are both dominant individuals.

I just loved these two characters. They are the perfect compliment for each other. They both have the others back and are trustworthy to each other to a fault. Not to mention they love each other unconditionally. Even with all the bad that they have seen and done, both are positive people for the most part and they are both set on never going back to the bad and doing everything now above board.

This book was so good. I loved the background information that was given on how they grew up and how they ended up where they are now. And I loved seeing how loyal they are to one another and that never faltering. Amazing book. Can’t wait for the next one.

 Tosha

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5 Stars for Roped (Guards of Folsom #4) by S.J.D. Peterson #MM #BDSM @SJDPeterson

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Title: Roped (Guards of Folsom #4)
Author Name & Publisher: S.J.D. Peterson (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 12, 2014 – 210 pgs

Synopsis

Life has been known by a series of constants: Violence, anger, drugs, sex, death, heartbreak, pain, fear and the most common, hunger; Always hunger. Not the kind that can be satisfied with food, but the kind born of circumstance. The kind that not only claws within a gut, but settles into a heart, consumes a mind. Deeper—Encircles, penetrates the soul. Hunger for something more, something better, safer. Always just out of grasp—Craving—Starved.
It’s part of me.
Who I am.
Born of blood and violence, hunger is my fate.
Yet, the slightest things can change the directions of a life. An unplanned circumstance, random act—a connection—a chance event, like a lightning strike, fate is trumped.
Jamie is my lightning strike.
Tek Cain

Tek Cain was cultivated from birth to lead the motorcycle gang, Crimson Eight. Jamie Ryan, his best friend, is destined to be his second. But forbidden desires have them questioning everything they know, and an undeniable bond makes them want more than their supposed brotherhood can provide. Their love could get them killed, but they are bound to each other—from the cradle to the grave.

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Let me first start this review by saying that I have not read any of the previous books in this series.  I read this as a standalone and didn’t feel lost once.

This was not at all what I thought this story was going to be about.  I have read a few other Peterson books and loved them, but when I saw this one, I was exceptionally excited.

At first, I thought this book was going to be more about the coming of age that both Tek and Jamie go through.  Growing up in a biker club, they knew their place right away.  This was especially true for Tek – the next club president.

Despite their secretly harbored love for each other, it took several years for them to come out to each other.  In the meantime, Jamie was heartbroken every time Tek was with a woman, and Tek was with women to mask his desire for his best friend, Jamie.  It was slight juvenile in story line, but Peterson made up for it in how much love you could see pass between the two.  Their constant worry for each other, their disregard for their own preservation when it comes to the other and in their stolen moments.  Despite the sex not being extremely descriptive, you could feel the chemistry between them and the heat.

I really liked that you were given snippets from their very young years and then jumped to their mid-teen years and finally to their adult years.  I thought that the accelerated timeline helped me understand their state of mind at each stage.

Then you have their tough decision – I do wish more came of that aspect, as I think it would have been interesting, but understand that books can only be so long.

In what I consider the second half of the story, their “grown” years, it was more that they had a fascination with Kink rather than an actual BDSM relationship.  You can see them in a new type of self-discovery – especially Jamie who seems much more interested in the lifestyle than Tek.  When Jamie is tested by a Dom in their club, I liked how he was able to describe his feelings – how he truly understood what it took to be a sub.  However, I wished that it were played out more – you still only really saw the Dom side of each character, despite them being switches.  And, maybe that’s it – they weren’t true switches.

At any rate, I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait to see if their past catches them.

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THREE 4 Stars for Breathe Deep by Willa Okati #MM #Medical @willaokati @pridepublishing

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Title: Breathe Deep (St. Hawk’s Medical #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Willa Okati (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: August 25, 2015 –  114 pgs

Synopsis

A golden-hearted mountain man. A nursing tech with a secret. Life and death are on the line—and they’re running out of time.

Shepherd knows what people think of him. He’s too big, too tall and too broad not to be scary. But though he looks like a grizzly bear, he’s all teddy on the inside. He’s dreamed of finding someone to love. Someone who can help him break through his shyness and who he can shower with all the affection in his heart.

Kit knows what people think of him. That he’s young, good-looking, and kissed by luck. He survived leukemia as a teenager, and he thought he had his entire life ahead of him. But now, the cancer might be recurring—deny it though he might—and Kit’s world has come crashing down. He needs someone like Shepherd. Someone kind and caring, who’s strong enough to lean on.

Kit’s falling fast for the big mountain man—but he hasn’t told Shepherd the truth. He’s afraid that knowing he may be sick will be more than Shepherd can handle. And now, after delaying treatment, he thinks he may be running out of time.

Secrets can be life or death—and when it comes to telling the truth, they can make all the difference.

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FourStars

This is such a sweet story.  I love both main characters.  Kit is devoted to his patients, passionate about his education and terrified that his childhood leukemia has returned.  He is an inspiring mix of strength and fragility.  

In contrast, Shepherd is a painfully shy bear of a man.  I loved his compassion – and fancied the pants off him!

This novella is too short to really navigate the complexities of a cancer scare, but the author does a great job of offering readers highlights without simplifying or rushing the HEA.  I still think that there is more than enough material for a novel here, and I’d love to see more of Kit and Shepherd.

The characters are great, the sex is hot and the story is well written.  I was in tears in a couple of places!  A great short romance.

Sarah
FourStars

Let me start out by saying that this is on the shorter side for the type of romance that is within the pages.  However, I felt that Okati did a great job hitting the highlights of their relationship.  You have two characters that are, I felt, great together.

Kit is a geriatric nurse tech working his way through school.  He has such plans for his life.  I loved his favorite patient, Gib.  He made me laugh and cry. When Kit meets Shepherd, there is instant chemistry and attraction.  While I normally don’t like insta-relationships, Okati did a good job at pacing this one.

Shepherd just sounds sexy.  He not only is huge, but he’s so caring.  I loved his character.

This story had me laughing out loud and crying all within a short amount of time.  While I wish the story had been more in-depth and longer in order to really dive in to the complexities of the relationship, I did feel it was a complete story.  I would definitely read more of Okati.

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FourStars

I loved the play of the characters off each other. The big man being the shy one. The cancer scare made me sad and all that comes with it. The pain that he feels and the caution he tries to take so he doesn’t have to love and leave someone behind if it what he feels it is.
There were points of laughter and some of sadness mixed in with sexy scenes that seemed to make it all glue together.
I can’t wait for the next part of this story and more from Willa Okati.
Renee

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4 Stars for Solo (Grave Diggers MC #1) by Carol Lynne #MM #Biker @PridePublishing

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Title: Solo (Grave Diggers MC #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Carol Lynne (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: August 2015 – 103 pgs

Synopsis

Sam “Solo” Braun lives by one truth, the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club above all. The creed has served him well, giving him the only real family he’s ever known.He would die for his brothers and them for him, but they don’t know he prefers men over women. Coming out to a group of men who fear no one isn’t high on Solo’s priority list, especially because he’s never indulged in more than one night stands.

Everything changes after one night with Eric James. For the first time, Solo can’t stop thinking about a single night he’d spent with a man. When fate intervenes, Solo comes face to face with his blue-eyed obsession only to find out Eric is a cop. Solo hates cops, and so do his brothers in the club. However, Solo decides to gamble everything and spend more time with Eric under the guise of getting information.

Falling in love with a cop is a very dangerous proposition for a man in Solo’s position, so why can’t he walk away?

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FourStars

Nothing I love more than a biker book which includes hot men and romance.
I thought there was plenty of action, sex, and drama to make it interesting. It was a great story which read real quick.

The characters I thought were developed well.  Blue the cop and Solo the biker.  I liked Solo more between the two, he had more personality and sex appeal.  Plus he was a romantic at heart.

I thought it was a great start to a new series.  Makes you wonder if Rowdy will be next. Loved the cover!!

Sherry

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3.5 Stars for Deathtrap (The Wyverns #2) by L.M. Somerton #MM #Biker @Totally_Bound @lmsomerton

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Title: Deathtrap (The Wyverns #2)
Author Name & Publisher: L.M. Somerton (Totally Bound Publishing)
Publication Date: June 16, 2015

Synopsis

A man without scars never had to fight for something he believed in.

A new relationship takes time and effort. A new relationship with Orlando de la Pena takes a whole lot more. As a Dom, Rogue knows what he wants, but Orlando refuses to fit neatly into the box labeled ‘submissive’. He’s feisty, demanding and far too pretty for his own good.

Orlando loves Rogue and he’s learning to love The Wyverns, but he hates being stuck out in the desert. Finding a niche in the world of bikes and fierce warriors is difficult, and Orlando’s impatience gets the better of him. He walks out into the desert and runs in to an antisocial diamondback.

Rogue has more than one problem to deal with. The Longhorns MC issues a challenge for territory. The Bellazi cartel is out for Wyvern blood. The Wyverns are under siege, and Rogue has to work out how to save not just Orlando, but all of them.

Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes of mild BDSM.

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ThreeandHalfStars

I was excited to read more about Orlando and Rogue after the first one hoping we’d get to see their relationship develop more, but even though months have passed, they are basically at the same point and Orlando is being a naughty little sub.
Finally Rogue does put his foot down and get his boy in line. However, I felt like just like with the first story we were missing part of the story.
Sure another biker gang is coming to place a threat on them, but it is all resolved so quick and easily after a lot of build up it left me feeling…. unsatisfied.
Just like with what happens when Orlando strolls off on his own… We don’t get a whole lot of resolution with that part of the story either.
I think I just want more meat to the stories, more conclusions, more descriptions about what happened in these big events more than the descriptions of what it’s like riding a dirt bike through the desert at night. However, I’ll be interesting in picking up the next part (if there is one) since there is still something there that makes me want more of these men.
Renee

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3.5 Stars for Mantrap by L.M. Somerton #MM #Biker @Totally_Bound @lmsomerton

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Title: Mantrap (The Wyverns #1)
Author Name & Publisher: L.M. Somerton (Totally Bound Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: January 9, 2015 – 59 pgs

Synopsis

Not all cages have bars.

The Wyverns Motorcycle Club has a reputation as fierce as its dragon emblem. Its enigmatic leader, Rogue Hellaby, has a police file so thick you could prop up a table with it. The qualifications for membership are a reckless disregard for authority and the attitude of a spitting cobra. But The Wyverns MC is not quite what it seems. All the riders have dubious histories in the military or the police—now they just serve and protect their own interests and those of Horatio Trap, the manipulative bastard who recruited them.

When Rogue receives an instruction to kidnap and hold hostage the son of a powerful drug lord, he doesn’t bat an eyelid. But Rogue has never had to deal with a captive like Orlando de la Pena. Orlando is furious—not because he’s being held prisoner, but because he’s prevented from partying at his favorite BDSM club. Rogue discovers that the only way to deal with Orlando is to become the Dom he so obviously needs. But Orlando’s father wants him back, and The Wyverns must face a battle that could cost them their lives.

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ThreeandHalfStars

I liked this story and the way the characters meet in the BDSM world. I love that Orlando is a snarky little sub who is just begging for a dom that can handle him. And boy does Rogue handle him.
However, I found that once they left the club, I wasn’t as interested. A lot of the plot line felt rushed and like things were moving along without taking me with them. Not a lot of information about what was happening or why.
The sex was hot. The BDSM worked great, but I think the plot was left a bit unexplored and the characters undeveloped.
However, that being said, I found it quite easy to read as the author’s style of writing was so clean and well done that I was through the book before I realized it only to think I’d missed something so I would most definitely keep reading the series to see where their story takes us.
Renee

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5 Stars for No Matter What (Sex & Mayhem #4) by K.A. Merikan #MM #Erotica @KA_Merikan

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Title: No Matter What (Sex & Mayhem #4)
Author Name & Publisher: K.A. Merikan (Acerbi & Villani ltd)
Publication Date & Length: April 25, 2015 – 176 pgs

Synopsis

— A gentle heart has no place in an outlaw’s chest —

Ghost. Not a member of the Coffin Nails MC. Not a doctor anymore. Not gay.
Luca. Bent, not broken. Will not let go of Ghost. No matter what.

Ghost finds out the hard way that people you meet online aren’t always who they seem to be. When he met ‘Zara’ five years ago, they became inseparable. She’s been with him through the rough and the smooth. He’s been there for her when her abusive boyfriend had her in tears.

She is The One, and despite all his friends considering him crazy, Ghost is about to propose.

But ‘Zara’ turns out to be Luca, and Luca is most definitely a guy. Yet Luca is the same person with big dark eyes, so desperate to be saved that Ghost can’t help but fall head first.

Luca’s so-called boyfriend is not just abusive. He is a Sicilian drug lord, a man dangerous and ruthless. If Ghost is to ever save the person who wreaked havoc on his heart, he has to make a deal with the Coffin Nails MC. But being a member is a destiny he’s always tried to avoid. And when a life of violence becomes too much to bear, he might be the one needing Luca to catch him when he falls.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, criminal activity, hurt/comfort, abuse, catfishing, independence, sexual orientation issues, mafia, PTSD

WARNING: Adult content. Explicit gay sex, strong language, violence, potentially triggering sexual abuse scenes. Reader discretion advised.

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FiveStars

I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. No Matter What is part of the series (Sex and Mayhem). The plot starts out with Ghost and Luca not knowing each other except via internet, I found it was a nice twist to the book.

The main characters were so different in this book, then the others. I found myself wondering why in the world Ghost was so different then his father with living around the bike club his whole life. Then Luca, who Ghost assumed was a woman, clung to Ghost so much I found myself quite annoyed at that.

But the love between the two was spectacular throughout the whole book.  I like just how hard they had to fight for everything.  The ending brought tears to my eyes.

This was a great addition to the series, this book wasn’t as violent as the other books in the series.  Reads great as a standalone.  I hope there is more to come from this series.  Highly recommend.

Sherry

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