Review: Red Dragon 2: Too Good a Man by Becky Black

Becky Black takes Alyn and Jarvez on another exciting mission in Red Dragon 2: Too Good a Man.

Tired of sneaking around, Captain Alyn Evans and Jarvez Kashari decide to make their relationship public. Alyn wants to share quarters but Jarvez is not so sure. As the Red Dragon’s trading mission begins, Jarvez has a lot to worry about. Sharing a cabin could be the least of his problems. Sometimes, the Company does not always take the high road on trading and he is afraid Alyn’s principles and Jarvez’s actions may come into conflict.

Jarvez’s fear about Alyn turns out to be true when Alyn gives an enslaved man asylum. He hires Sumi, the enslaved man, to be his personal steward, causing tension between the two. Jarvez finds he cannot have time alone with Alyn. In addition, Sumi’s former owner threatens Alyn.

The man makes good on his threats and Alyn and Sumi are kidnapped and returned to the planet where the ensuing trial has political overtones and the outcomes may have been predetermined. Then to Jarvez’s dismay, more problems arise in the form of Alyn’s ex. As things get worse and worse, Jarvez feels he may have to turn to individuals for help that he never thought he would. At the rate things are going, Jarvez may never have Alyn in his arms again.

Alyn’s principles get him into trouble in Too Good a Man but he could not be or do anything different. Jarvez worried about everything and his worries turned out to be justified. The interplay between these two continues to be incredibly hot and impassioned. They have their disagreements, but when all is said and done, they are on the same page. The twists and turns make the reading very exciting as Jarvez and Alyn need to resolve personal conflicts as well as conflicts with another plant’s legal system.

If you are looking for an exciting, hot tale filled with the unknown, Too Good a Man is perfect for you. Becky Black has created two memorable characters that you will carry with you long after you have read the last word.

 

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

Sensuality Rating: sizzling

Genre: Science Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-62300-670-9

Page Count: 304 pages

Price: $7.99

Author’s Website: https://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

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Review: For a Dragon’s Treasure by Charlie Richards

Thom finds himself looking For a Dragon’s Treasure in this third story in the series Highland Dragons by Charlie Richards.

To say that Thom Mac Doffrey was surprised by what Kaiser told him is to put it mildly. Kaiser waylaid Thom outside of his camp and told him tales of treasures and adventure. Thom comes from a family of thieves and he has tried hard to rise above that and live his life honestly but life as a mercenary has not been easy and Kaiser promises the treasure will be given to him freely as a boon. Thom agrees to go along to see what Kaiser is talking about. Arriving in Karstelle Valley. Thom realizes that in reality he is the boon when Kaiser turns him over to a dragon. Fearing the worst, Thom flees, but the dragon tracks him down and wants to explain and keep him safe.

We continue to learn a lot about dragons and their society in For a Dragon’s Treasure. It was pleasure to meet another Elder and watch him try and win his man. Thom was positive this was not for him and only harm would come to him. These two had to work hard to overcome their differences. Then, several things happened to prove they they belonged together. Thom experiences some danger, leaving us on the edge of our seat. This new series is a delight to read and enjoy. We can only hope Charlie Richards has many more stories for us in the future. This author is fast becoming one of my favorites as these stories always please and delight.

 

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

Sensuality Rating: sizzling

Genre: Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-77111-871-2978-1

Page Count: 105 pages

Price: $3.99

Author’s Website: http://www.charlie-richards.com/

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Review: Braydon (Alluring Indulgence) by Nicole Edwards

The Alluring Indulgence series is about seven brothers plus those whom they want in their lives, and the books explore how these siblings achieve their goals. Since the sixth book concentrates on a twin who has a special bond with his identical brother, the plot becomes doubly fascinating because of their sexual preferences. Nicole Edwards masterfully creates intensely affecting sex scenes for her characters, where originality and passionate desire repeatedly entwine. The sex in BRAYDON only gets hotter with every new encounter.

When Braydon Walker and his twin brother, Brendon, find a woman with whom they want to spend time, they let her know she will be getting them both when they are intimate. This has been a satisfying arrangement since they started having sex, and neither has ever thought about being with a woman without the other brother present. But for the first time in his life, Braydon wants to be only man having sex with Jessica Prescott. When she came into their lives, sexual pleasure was all any of them sought yet now he is starting to feel emotionally connected to her.

There have been many times in the past when Jessie thought she was in love, but sadly none of the relationships turned out as she wished. When she decided to be with two men at one time, she did not think one of them would begin to be more tempting than the other but it did happen. Now Braydon and Jessie want any future sex to be between two people and not three, but no one has the courage to state their new attitudes.

When there are seven children in a family and all of them are now grown men, the possibilities for steamy stories are endless, especially when Nicole Edwards is creating the titillating scenes. Whether this is your first exposure to these brothers and their potent sexual appeal or the sixth, there is no way not to feel as though these individuals are truly alive. Ms. Edwards gives enough facts to make things clear without taking away from the main storyline, and I came away knowing something important about each of the brothers and those connected to them. Braydon is an absolutely wonderful hero with his charming personality plus caring nature.

If the focus is on the twins and the woman they are sharing, episodes are often filled with conflicting emotions, with Braydon being caught in the middle. He cares for Brendon and Jessie, and not to cause anguish to either is his plan. Yet what takes place is one heartbreaking incident after another. Seeing how the twins reacted to each other was particularly interesting and backed by strong opinions. I was almost moved to tears when circumstances became extremely emotional, as Ms. Edwards skillfully conveys their deepest feelings with a wide variety of powerful sentiments. On a much happier note, any sex in the story is always lusty with the participants holding nothing back. Nicole Edwards constantly makes sensual scenes descriptively carnal yet also emotive. BRAYDON is equally erotic and emotional because of imaginative creativeness.

Star Rating: 5 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sizzling

Genre: contemporary

ISBN: 9781476790824

Page Count: 320

Price: 3.99 (eBook only)

Author’s Website: www.nicedwardsauthor.com/

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Technically Dating by Jena Wade

Technically Dating by Jena Wade will appeal to the nerd in all readers. There is something especially sweet about a man who loves his comic books, is perhaps a bit socially awkward yet is willing to put on some makeup and go to the club to meet a man for a hookup. It is this contradictory nature that allows Bruce, the sweet but geeky main character, to really capture not only the hearts of the readers but also of Westley, the man he very nearly hooks up with during his attempt to break out for a night. From their very first meeting the connection is there and it carries the reader straight through until the end.

Bruce would describe himself as a nerd but when he tries to shed his nerd persona for a night out on the town, he ends up meeting Westley. The two are on their way out of the club when a call ruins their evening attempts but when Westley runs into Bruce at the hotel where he works, the two men get another chance at finishing what they started. Westley finds himself enamored with Bruce and starts to invite him on date after date. Westley believes the two are dating and Bruce isn’t quite sure exactly what is happening between them. When Bruce accidentally overhears a message meant for Westley, it causes his to question what is really going on between them and the misunderstanding leaves both men on the outs. Now Westley is going to have to convince Bruce that what they have together is more than just Technically Dating.

Jena Wade has written a very fun and sexy novel with two characters that just work perfectly together. The characters seem to click from their very first meeting and that connection is so immediate that the reader can easily see how the two men could be together. There is something to be said for opposites attracting and these two definitely fit that idea of being opposites. These characters are so endearing that one can’t help but fall for them both and hope they can make their relationship work out.

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sultry

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Review: I Heart You by H.C. Brown

The best short stories are the ones where the characters already have a history together so that the almost instant relationship actually makes sense. The relationship doesn’t feel rushed because there is already background and previous emotions to build upon. So while as a reader there is none of that backstory, it is there and it allows the story to unfold in a way that feels natural and honest. I Heart You has all of this. There is backstory and history between the two characters and the relationship that develops does not feel rushed or unrealistic. These are men that have already had a past together and are looking for a future.

Kale has been away from his native Australia for six years since his father kicked him out for being gay. After his father’s death he is returning to get his inheritance but a clause in the will states that in order to get the vineyard his father owned, he must marry. If he does not marry he must wait until he is thirty-five to inherit the money and the winery. With no other options available to him, Kale decides that selling is the only thing he can do. The only thing that Kale really has right now is his friendship with the manager of the winery, his childhood friend Tyler. As their relationship continues to grow, their friendship turns into a love affair that opens up some new possibilities for the future. When a misunderstanding and past secrets threaten their relationship, both Tyler and Kale will have to learn to be more honest and trusting if they want a chance to make their love survive.

I Heart You by H.C. Brown is both honest and compelling. The characters are perfectly suited for each other and while there is some conflict, there is also a relationship that seems to work. Reader’s will want the two to figure out their drama and to better communicate with each other. This is definitely the perfect quick read for anyone looking to relax but who may not have a lot of time. Kale and Tyler are a  sexy combination together and the story definitely delivers some heat, some angst and some romance.

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sizzling

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Review: I Belong to You (Inside Out series) by Lisa Renee Jones

Desires are explored and danger threatens all throughout I BELONG TO YOU.

It has been a long journey to uncovering the myriad of secrets in the Inside Out series, and the fifth book reveals significant facts that will influence the lives of several key characters. Though the main couple has been met before, the reader has never seen this side of their private lives. Disclosures make Mark and Crystal come across as two individuals who need to be loved, yet neither knows how to accomplish this feat without giving up the control each requires in their life. Lisa Renee Jones manages to create an outstanding story for her strong-willed couple, where inner feelings are realistically divulged time and again. I BELONG TO YOU is a sensual delight.

Nothing in the life of Mark Compton is going well at the moment. The art gallery he owns is connected to counterfeit pieces, and his mother is fighting a terrible illness. A sex scandal is also connected to him, plus the death of Rebecca who was his submissive has devastated him though he keeps any sentiments on the matter closed off to others. The only person who brightens his life at all is Crystal Smith, someone met through work though desire keeps drawing them together. Both think they are too unyielding when it comes to getting their way to ever have a relationship, but it does not keep them from still wanting each other.

One more dilemma in Mark’s life is the person who killed Rebecca has not been caught, and he fears anyone tied to him could be in danger from this unpredictable woman. A past event caused him to want power over every situation around him, and being the Master over everything is the only way he wishes to exist. Becoming close to Crystal makes him want to change the rules he has lived by years, but worries concerning her safety tell him to drive her away. More reasons to get her out of his life is she has observed him behaving in ways no one else ever had the chance to glimpse, plus she is not someone who will let him dominate her in or out of the bedroom. Yet learning if she will ever bend to his will does tempt him, but surprisingly not with the same determination as in the past.

The way in which Lisa Renee Jones turns a practically despised man into hero material confirms her writing genius. Mark never let anyone discover how he really felt in the prior books of the series, but his honesty is deeply affecting when he does finally open up in his own story and lets personal feelings be known. With Crystal being an equal in a number of ways, it was definitely interesting to see how these two would react to the demanding requests made by both of them. Mark and Crystal have kept things inside them that neither wanted to ever confront again, but the power to heal is within their reach if they respond with truthfulness. This frankness in a relationship is new to them, and their comments are candid plus even moving. Shocking secrets are repeatedly disclosed in I BELONG TO YOU, thus making emotional ties stronger.

The gaining of trust could decide if they have a future together, and the sexual preferences of Mark could either push Crystal away or lure her in. The way he is described in Rebecca’s journals makes him sound so unbending, but he is someone entirely different with Crystal as she will not easily hand over all control to him. This makes him question his motives, and the reader gets to see the man that has been hidden from everyone, including himself. Sex between Mark and Crystal is more than just fulfilling a lusty need, as profound emotions back every moment of their encounters. There is so much intensity when they are intimate, regardless of whether the session is inventive or expressing a deep-down feeling. Lisa Renee Jones may have brought the story about Mark and Crystal to a close in I BELONG TO YOU, but recollections about this strong coupe will linger for years.

Star Rating: 5 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sizzling

Genre: Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1476772479

Page Count: 310

Price: 15.00

Author’s Website: www.lisareneejones.com/

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Reviewer: Amelia Richard

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Review: For a Dragon’s Protection by Charlie Richards

One dragon and one human, and concern For a Dragon’s Protection make for a great story.

Elder Combs, leader of the gray caste of dragons, takes his job seriously. So when an injured human wanders close to the dragons’ home, Combs investigates and finds himself curiously drawn to the little human. Bringing him home and nursing him back to health is his first goal. His second is to seduce him and claim him for his own. Ewan McNiery, only came to the mountains to warn his friend. He claims he has no desire for another man. He wants to have children of his own and yet Combs does make him think in different ways. Can these two resolve their differences?

For A Dragon’s Protection is Charlie Richards second book in the Highland Dragons series. We learn more and more about the dragon and their caste system as well as some other lore. Ewan was reluctant to mate with Combs. He always assumed he would find a woman to marry and have little ones of his own. Combs is determined to keep his mate happy and will do just that once he gets beyond Ewan’s reluctance. Another enjoyable series, this one contains our favorite – dragons. Charlie Richards knows how to pen the stories we want. For a Dragon’s Protection is an excellent example. It is perfect for those of us who love dragons and MM stories. At the end of For a Dragon’s Protection you will be satisfied.

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

Sensuality Rating: Sizzling

Genre: Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-77111-677-0

Page Count: 139 pages

Price: 3.99

Author’s Website:  http://www.charlie-richards.com/

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Review: Stalking the Hygienist by Jackie Nacht

A lion stalking a deer? That is usually bad news but when the lion is Stalking the Hygienist, it may not be.

Beauregard loves his job as a hygienist at the Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Furry. As a deer shifter, he knows a lion is his enemy. But lion shifter Sergei knows this deer is for him. He has known ever since Beauregard came to his meat counter in the grocery store. Now Sergei has to plan his actions carefully as Beauregard seems to be on the run. Going to a restaurant where his favorite hygienist is also dining, Sergei finds himself doing the unthinkable – eating a salad. What else will he have to do to win the sexy hygienist?

Stalking the Hygienist by Jackie Nacht was a fun book to read and savor. A deer and a lion seem an unusual pairing but it works when they accept it. The interactions between Beauregard and Sergei as well as other characters are priceless and witty. In fact, there are so many little hidden gems within its pages. You will need to look for them yourself as each of us finds different ones. Enjoy Jackie Nacht’s Stalking the Hygienist and then join the rest of us waiting for more in this series.

Star Rating:4.5 stars

Sensuality Rating:sizzling

Genre:Paranormal

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0234

Page Count: 62 pages

Price: $3.99

Author’s Website: http://www.jackienacht.com/

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Review: The Paranormal Detection Agency by Anne Brooke

The Paranormal Detection Agency – ghosts and hauntings detected – is ready to help.

Paranormal detective Jack Atkinson is delighted with his new client Aaron Riley. Not only is his haunting a bit unique but he cannot help but feel an instant and very strong attraction to his new client. The two men cannot seem to help themselves but while Jack wants to explore further, Aaron wants to concentrate on ridding himself of his ghosts. Jack and his capable assistant, his aunt Miranda, initiate further investigations and soon discover some long held family secrets. They may be too much for this new relationship to survive, or are they?

Anne Brooke created an amazing cast of characters for The Paranormal Detection Agency. Each had their own particular brand of snark. At the same time, they were each quite capable when the going got tough. The ending was unexpected but the finale was glorious. Take in The Paranormal Detection Agency by Anne Brooke and see for your self. Ghosts and hauntings are their specialty- among other things.

 

Star Rating: 4 stars

Sensuality Rating: Sizzling

Genre: Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-61124-618-6 

Page Count: 70 pages

Price: $5.00

Author’s Website: http://www.annebrooke.com/

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Review: Jace’s Justice by Sydney Presley

Jace’s Justice is the first book in the Highgate Shifters series by Sydney Presley. There is definitely angst and drama in the book and that definitely adds to the appeal of the story. The nice thing about this story is that since there is backstory it is not unbelieveable that the characters are already invested in each other. All of the characters have history and although the author does not delve deeply into that backstory it allows the reader to easily believe that these are characters that could already have feelings for each other in what is essentially a short period of time.

Jace has never felt like he belonged. As an orphan he was found on the side of the road and adopted by the alpha of the pack. Sadly that didn’t mean that he felt like he belonged and much of his anger kept him from essentially fitting in. His mate Louie has been there the whole time, seemingly just out of his reach. When someone from Jace’s past comes looking for him, Louie believes he will lose his mate before he ever gets a chance with him. Jace on the other hand believes that this may be his only chance to tell Louie how he really feels. When the past forces both men to be honest with each other, they have to figure out what is important to them.

Jace’s Justice is a solid shifter book. It doesn’t really add a new element to what it means to be a shifter but it also doesn’t make the reader fall out of the story in disbelief over what they have read. The biggest complaint with the story is that it felt somewhat rushed in how things are resolved. It felt like the character just had a light switch flipped and a new person appeared. That is not to say that this is a bad thing, just not expected. Even a bit more backstory might have helped to make the transition into a different personality work better. On the other hand, the characters themselves have enough history even if it is not fully explained that their relationship does not need to be over explained. There are already past interactions to make their connection work for them.

Star Rating: 3.5 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sizzling

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