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4.5 Star Review for New Release – A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay #MM #CrossDressing @AriMcKay1

atasteofhoney1400Title: A Taste of Honey
Author Name & Publisher: Ari McKay (Torquere Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 9, 2016 – 32,000 Words

Synopsis

Boone Phillips asks his cross-dressing best friend, Rob “Honey” Coombs, to pretend to be his girlfriend at a family reunion, where he begins to wonder if he’s really as straight as he’s always believed. When an earth-shattering kiss sends Rob running to protect his heart, Boone has to convince Rob to give him another chance, or his first taste of Honey might also be his last.

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FourandHalfStars

This is my first book by Ari McKay, but I’m sure it won’t be my last.

A Taste of Honey is a fun, feel-good, sexy read. It grabbed me from the start, and I couldn’t put it down. I changed my plans for the day so I could finish it!

Boone and Rob/Honey are great characters, and I’d love to read more of their story. But there’s one reason why I didn’t give this five stars. I felt there was a step missing in their journey from friends to lovers. It made me feel like things started to feel a little bit forced near the end.

I still enjoyed this very much and recommend it to anyone looking for a light, romantic read.

Amanda

Excerpt

He escorted Honey into the club, which was only about half full. That would change as the night wore on and the dancing got started, but for now they were led to a booth near the stage at the edge of one of the dance floors. Boone seated Honey, then slid in beside her as the hostess handed them menus.

Unlike Rob, Honey didn’t maintain a friendly distance. Instead, she scooted close, aligning her thigh against his, and looked at his menu instead of her own. “How hungry are you?” she asked, gazing at him with an all too innocent look in her wide blue eyes. Up close, Boone could see the artfully applied cat eyeliner enhanced by mascara on her natural lashes rather than the large fake lashes she wore when she performed. “We could start with nachos or maybe the stuffed jalapeno peppers and margaritas, of course.”

“I could definitely use a margarita,” Boone said. He couldn’t drink too much, since he was driving, but he felt the need for a little liquid fortification to get through this date with his sanity intact. He kept having to drag his gaze away from Honey, because he was far too fascinated with examining every detail. “The stuffed jalapenos are good, if you want to start with those.”

“Sure, we can share them. I like a little hot spice, don’t you?” she asked, all innocence, but Boone wasn’t fooled.

Boone stared at Honey, weighing his options. He could go through the evening feeling like he was out of his depth, or he could get himself under control and dish out some payback. He knew why Rob was doing this, after all; he wanted to prove that Boone’s plan wouldn’t work because Boone wouldn’t be able to act naturally with Honey. Even though Boone had already decided that he wasn’t going to go through with the plan anyway, his natural competitive streak had been roused, and he wanted to show Honey—and Rob—that he could give as well as he got. It was a game, after all, and Boone wrote games for a living, so he had to try to see if he could win.

“Definitely. Why do you think I asked you out, Ms. Honey?” he drawled with all the southern charm he had.

“Well, I’d like to think it’s because you have exquisite taste and finally noticed the perfection that’s been under your nose all along.” Honey leaned back and gave him a pointed look. “But we both know this level of hotness is too much for you.”

“This is a level of hotness I never even knew existed.” Boone tilted his head to one side, giving her a wink. “But I think I could get to like it.”

“That’s pretty big talk for a straight boy.” Honey nestled closer and leaned her head on his broad shoulder, and he caught a whiff of sandalwood. “I’m not sure you can walk the walk,” she added, stroking his chest with one perfectly manicured hand.

It’s just a game Honey—Rob—is playing with me, Boone told himself firmly. There was no reason to think of it as being anything more. Rob wasn’t really coming on to him, after all, and it wasn’t as if he had never touched his best friend.

“Oh, you might be surprised,” Boone replied. He slid his arm around Honey’s shoulders and leaned closer, breathing deeply. “I like your perfume. Sandalwood is one of my favorite scents. I think the only thing that’s better is cinnamon.”

He felt rather than heard her draw in a startled breath, but then she relaxed against him. “Does that mean if I wore a cinnamon scented perfume, you’d want to eat me up?”

Boone smiled to himself. One point for me. “Now that is an intriguing idea,” he replied. He’d never been big into flirtation before, but he was starting to think he could learn a thing or two from Honey. “Cinnamon scented Honey. Sounds like you could bottle that and make a fortune.”

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5 Stars for Cross to Bare (Men of London #5) by Susan Mac Nicols #MM #Trans @SusanMacNicol7

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Title: Cross to Bare (Men of London #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Susan Mac Nicol (Boroughs Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: November 10, 2015 – 184 pgs

Synopsis

Tough in business but romantic at heart, fashion designer Lenny James isn’t hiding his masculinity behind his super successful female alter ego, but a vulnerability that only handsome financier Brook Hunter will be man enough to reveal…and worship.

TWO OF A KIND

It’s amazing what a little mascara and lipstick, a blonde wig, false boobs, and top-notch female fashion can hide. Not that Lenny James is hiding his masculinity. He uses his normal voice when he’s Laverne, and he’s not particularly camp as a man. His reasons for creating his alter ego are locked deep in his past. He is who he is: tough in business, and a romantic at heart. What he’s hiding is vulnerability. He wants a man to accept both sides of him.

Gorgeous, commanding, and dark as sin, Brook Hunter meets Lenny and knows nothing about Laverne until fate pushes her into his path. Cross-dressing is as far from Brook’s reality as fashion is from his world of diplomacy and high finance. Understanding and truth take time, and trust doesn’t come easy. But Brook is about to show Lenny that there are no sides to true love, just the place where they meet in the middle.

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FiveStars

I just love this series and each book is so good. I loved Lenny/Laverne in previous books and I was thrilled his story was next. I laughed, cried and really enjoyed this book. We get to see so much of Lenny/Laverne and find out the back story. Lenny and Brook are amazing together; I loved the give and take between these two. The author did a great job with this story; I will have to say it is one of my favorites so far. I also really enjoyed seeing characters from the previous books in this story as well. Oh and man, do I wanna go see a drag show now!!!

Angie

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5 Stars for Canning the Center (Long Pass Chronicles #2) by Tara Lain #MM #Sports @taralain

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Title: Canning the Center (Long Pass Chronicles #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Tara Lain (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 17, 2014 – 250 pgs

Synopsis

Six foot seven inch, 300 pound Jamal Jones loves football, so when he finds out the ultra-conservative owner of his new pro football team fired their current center because he’s gay, bisexual Jamal decides to stay in the closet and hang with the females. Then, at a small drag show, he comes face-to-face with his sexual fantasy in the form of Trixie LaRue, a drag queen so exquisitely convincing she scrambles Jamal’s hormones — and his resolve to nurse his straight side.
Trevor Landry, aka Trixie LaRue, hides more than his genitals. A mathematician so brilliant he can’t be measured, Trevor disguises his astronomical IQ and his quirk for women’s clothes behind his act as a gay activist undergrad at Southern California University.
To Trevor, Jamal is the answer to a dream — a man who can love and accept both his personas. When he discovers Jamal’s future is threatened if he’s seen with a guy, Trevor becomes Trixie to let Jamal pass as straight. But Trevor risks his position every time he puts on a dress. Is there a closet big enough to hold a football pro and a drag queen?

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Trixie LaRue aka Trevor the drag queen mathematician.  Loved this character with all her diva attitude and take no crap mentality.  I did feel bad for Trixie/Trevor with everything Jamal was asking him to do,  the constant hiding trying to come across as a woman without being caught as a man.  Also with everything that was happening with his mom and his brother.
Jamal was a huge football player and when I say huge I mean huge everywhere.. Like more then 9 inches huge, let me just say damn!!!  He is center on his football team which happens to be very conservative.  So he has to hide that he is bi from everyone or face being kicked off the team.  Let me say I loved Jamal’s family and wished more families could be so understanding and loving as his was.

The scenes between Trevor and Jamal were so damn hot!!! There is angst in this book with what the owners put these two through. I loved it when Trixie would get all diva with Jamal.  I also really felt how much Jamal love Trixie/Trevor for what he was inside and out.  You meet a lot of characters in this book some you love and some you hate… All together I really loved this book! I would definitely recommend this book!

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5 Stars for One Bit at a Time by Sydney Presley #Trans #MM @sydneypresley1 @PridePublishing

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Title: One Bit at a Time
Author Name & Publisher: Sydney Presley (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 21, 2015 – 65 pgs

Synopsis

Being thought of as a freak wasn’t something Raven cherished.

Raven has been brought up as a shifter in the city, along with his siblings, hiding what he is from humans. His father became abusive as soon as Raven’s mother died, and after a traumatic childhood, plus being caught wearing his sister’s clothes, Raven knows it’s time to run away.

He takes off in search of a wolf haven, knowing they’ll take him in but worrying over how his siblings will fare now he’s not there. He meets Boss, the owner of the compound, and realizes that not everyone shuns a cross-dresser. What follows is a new journey of discovery—not only can Raven wear what he wants, but he can be exactly who he is too.

The problem is, his past won’t let him go, and someone is on a mission to drag Raven back home to his father. And that someone doesn’t seem to want to take no for an answer…

Reader advisory: This book contains references of homophobic language.

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FiveStars

This was an interesting short little story about a man who has an abusive father that is only further incensed by the fact that his son is a cross dressing gay man.
Through out the story it is to become comfortable with yourself all you have to do is take it one bit at a time.
There is also the aspect of shifting that plays a bit into it as we find our hero’s true mate who will love him for the way he is no matter what.
A great book about loving who you are.
Renee

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