Review: Manwhore + 1 (Manwhore series) by Katy Evans

The second book in the Manwhore series is about a relationship where deceit seems to have destroyed any future involvement a couple may have dreamed of pursuing. But when the heart is not willing to give up without a fight, then a second chance might come about if there is even the slightest possibility they could get back together. If one of them is a billionaire, then the odds are definitely in his favor regarding what will be the final choice. When Katy Evans developed her Manwhore series, her hero turned out to be so much more than a wealthy playboy. Malcolm Saint gradually demonstrated he has a heart of gold, and the only thing he really needs is the right woman with whom to share his life. Now it is up to Rachel Livingston to show she is the only person who can make him truly happy, even after making a devastating mistake. MANWHORE + 1 is compelling because of honestly expressed feelings and true-to-life situations.

When Rachel Livingston was given an assignment to write an article that would disclose private secrets about Chicago billionaire Malcolm Saint, she knew this was finally her chance to showcase her talent as a journalist. What she thought would be a single meeting with the elusive businessman turns into many more, and she finds herself being personally involved with the man never linked to just one woman. Yet business and pleasure definitely do not mix well for the couple, and Rachel is unsure of where things stand between them after her betrayal of his trust. While they are no longer physically close, it appears Malcolm does want her in his life for professional purposes only.

Though Rachel knew all about his reputation as a player, she still could not help but fall for the thoughtful man that she discovered while gathering information about him for her magazine. They each shared little pieces of their lives, something Malcolm never does. But trust freely given can be taken away, and now Rachel has to make the man whom she is not willing to give up on forgive a deception she regrets with each passing day.

In the previous book of the Manwhore series, Malcolm at first came across as a rich individual who did not care about anything but having a good time. But it did not take me long to realize he kept his real feelings concealed from the world, and I came to understand his reason as his past is exposed. Rachel was shown as someone who wanted to better herself while taking excellent care of her mother. Although their backgrounds are nothing alike, they feel a surprising connection that led to spectacular sex and a mounting emotional bond. But when his faith in her is broken, it overrides all the good aspects of their relationship.

As Rachel tries to overcome the huge hurdle which tore them apart, decisions she never wanted to make must be made. She wants more than a sexual relationship with Malcolm, and though he always satisfies her every fantasy, gaining access to his heart will not be easy. Katy Evans ignites the pages with their fiery passion, where emotions play an equally important part. Very seldom does a hero totally capture my imagination, but Malcolm Saint does in every scene and I really believe I would swoon if we in fact could meet. There is more to come in the Manwhore series, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to visit this couple again. MANWHORE + 1 is fervently romantic and engagingly enjoyable.

Star Rating: 4.5 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sultry

Genre: Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1501101557

Page Count: 328

Price: 16.00

Author Link: www.katyevans.net/

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Review: Blood and Thunder by Charlie Cochet

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The THIRDS are back with Blood and Thunder affecting everyone, everywhere.

THIRDS team Destructive Delta is called in help when bombs are set off at a Therian youth center. While clearing the building, another bomb goes off injuring members of the team and creating a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie. To make matters worse, a new group has appeared called the Order of Andrasteia. Dex, Sloane and his team are determined to take down the group and hopefully find some peace. At first glance, the motives for the destruction appear to be shedding blood and inciting chaos, but soon it become evident that they have a bigger goal. Sloane will be forced to face a past that could destroy not only him but also the whole THIRDS organization. Dex and Sloane need to work together and trust each other if they are to survive the coming storm.

How can you not enjoy Dex! He has the ability to annoy everyone and yet he is incredibly loveable. Sloane is struggling with his feelings for Dex. He wants to protect himself and Dex, but Dex is a force of his own. The two clash as a result. One thing is for sure, their relationship will never be boring. The plot continues from book one and the toll increases with team members injured. Many Therians are also injured or killed. Leads are followed only to be false or manufactured. The tension builds to a breaking point with the price increasing on both sides.

Charlie Cochet knows how to tell a story. She creates incredible heroes, puts them in untenable situations and allows them to find a way. The THIRDS series is fast becoming a favorite and we have many more to read. Kudos to Charlie Cochet for creating such an amazing series with incredible, quirky and loveable characters, the are faced with completing complicated and amazing tasks.

Star Rating: 5 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: Paranormal
ISBN: 978-1-63216-178-9
Page Count: 240 pages
Price: $6.99
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Review: Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent

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Sam Argent introduces us to a new world in Family of Lies: Sebastian, where nothing is as it seems.

Sebastian Orwell is happy hiding out on the family estate keeping his secrets just that. But when he finds the crown prince injured, he does what anyone would do – he heals him, leaves him at a tavern and disappears, making him someone else’s problem. Unfortunately, the prince hunts him down to express his gratitude. When he does, Sebastian realizes the prince is still in danger and that danger could be related to something in his father’s past. Lord Orwell may be a terrible father but he is not a murderer. Sebastian wants to keep the prince safe but the prince is not cooperating. He is concentrating on wooing and winning Sebastian. To make matter worse, Sebastian needs to keep his secrets. His face needs to remain hidden and his magical abilities must also remain a secret. Sebastian does have feelings, though, and the prince’s attempts to woo him are wearing him down.

The Orwell family is quite a cast of characters. None of them are as they seem. Sebastian himself is quite the reluctant hero. Snarky, abrupt and rude, he prefers his books to physical company. The prince refuses to accept this and pushes for more. And the game begins. In spite of appearing to be a mismatch, these two will find a place in your heart.

Each member of the Orwell family has a story. There are many twists and turns and you never know what is coming next until you turn the page. This is not your typical story where two meet and fall in love. If you are looking for something different, then Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent is perfect for you. It has mystery, magic, danger, and some romance to balance the plot. Sam Argent has built a world that is exciting and unpredictable, a world filled with magic and greed and the desire for power. Pick up Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent and when you are done, you will want more. Let’s all hope more is coming.

Star Rating: 5 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: Paranormal
ISBN: 978-1-63216-681-4
Page Count: 324 pages
Price: $6.99
Author’s Website: samargent.wordpress.com/
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Review: Caden’s Dilemma by A.C. Katt

 

Masato has a problem and he wants it to become Caden’s Dilemma.

Masato is great at many thing including writing computer code and being a sub. He needs someone in his life to take control before the CEO he hired to run his company runs him. He thinks Caden could be just the guy, but Caden is not only a excellent Dom but he has a lot of pride. Masato is a billionaire and he is not sure Caden can move beyond that to help him by controlling him and his money as well as helping him to establish some charities. It may come down to Caden choosing his pride or his sub.

A.C. Katt is a master at writing not only BDSM but also taking two troubled men and bringing them together. Their path is never easy. Masato and Caden have a lot of work ahead of them. The Sub Club is more than willing to help. Their actions can have you laughing while at the same time you are crying on the next page. Masato needs someone to help him and Caden is perfect for the job but it takes a catastrophe for him to realize he is just what Masato needs. If you enjoy BDSM, suspense and romance all under one title, Caden’s Dilemma by A.C. Katt is perfect for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sensual web that A.C. Katt can weave.

 

 

 

Star Rating: 4.5 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: BDSM
ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0282
Page Count: 176 pages
Price: $5.99
Author’s Website: www.ackatt.com/
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Review: Love and Always by Sophie Jackson

51vSaigWbcL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_When I read the first book in the A Pound of Flesh series, I was stunned by how much I enjoyed the original premise plus the particularly appealing couple. The storyline created by Sophie Jackson for her compelling series touches the reader on every level imaginable, while a deep connection is quickly formed with the main characters. In this informative follow-up about the current happenings in the lives of Kat Lane and Wesley Carter, I got to discover what takes place after these two dynamic individuals decide marriage is in their future. LOVE AND ALWAYS reveals insightful details and explores the greatest heights of passion.

One of the reasons it was no surprise when Wesley Carter ended up in prison was because of the way he led his life. To everyone around him, he appeared to be tough with no real concern for his welfare. Yet inside his mind, thoughts proved he was actually someone who cared about others and it was backed up by his actions. Though it was not immediately apparent to Katherine Lane who was his tutor while he was still in prison, she came to realize Carter was the man with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life, and she has agreed to his marriage proposal.

While Carter and Kat are looking forward to being husband and wife, there are several things that are not making them cheerful. His best friend has been in rehab for a few weeks, but the progress Max is making is going very slowly. Another big worry is related to the wedding and how her mother will respond when she hears about their decision. Work is going well for Carter, but there is always a chance for something to go wrong at the company where he is now its CEO. Love has brought these two together, and hopefully it will be enough to help them over any difficult hurdles.

Though LOVE AND ALWAYS is a novella, lots of facts about Kat and Carter are made known as the reader gets to experience the ups and downs of their daily lives months after he got out of prison. When A POUND OF FLESH ended, I had high hopes for the couple, but nothing is ever assured when it comes to relationships. What I learned in this story let me comprehend how far their love has taken them, and what they dreamed of having in the days ahead. But just like in real life, happiness usually does not come without some obstacles cropping up along the way.

The one area where Carter and Kat always excelled is sex, and the desire they share for one another has only gotten stronger. Lusty and enthusiastic certainly describes any encounters, and their intense need for each other is very clear. Interactions with several characters in the story let Carter and Kat express their inner feelings and thoughts about these friends or relatives. Since Max gets to tell his story next, every snippet about him was appreciated. Sophie Jackson builds the anticipation for additional A Pound of Flesh stories with this tantalizing glimpse into the lives of a favorite couple. LOVE AND ALWAYS is profoundly emotional and overflowing with romantic passion.

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Sensuality Rating: Sultry

Genre: Contemporary

ISBN: 9781476795652

Page Count: 100

Price: 1.99 (eBook only)

Author’s Website: www.facebook.com/SophieJacksonRomance

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Reviewer: Amelia Richard

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Review: The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

An amazing book should transport a reader into an entirely new world. There should be a full plot with characters that are engaging and well developed, plus the characters need to virtually jump from the pages of the story. Whenever TJ Klune writes a story, this is what the reader gets. They get a story in which the characters are passionate, well-developed and utterly engaging. The stories, no matter what genre they fall into, are always vivid and captivating. In the Lightning-Struck Heart, TJ has once more hit all of the marks and even surpassed them.

While this story may not appeal to everyone, it is epic in all of the right ways. There is adventure, humor and romance, plus an amazing fantasy world that draws the reader in. Hands down one of the most amazing aspects of this book is the way the humor and angst blend so perfectly to create a flawless plot with highs and lows.

There is a wizard who seems to always wind up in trouble, a Knight who is so much more than he seems, a hornless gay unicorn who is super sassy, a giant, a wizard and family. Sam is from the slums and when he randomly turns some punk teens into stone, this changes his life in ways that even he could never dream of. While Sam may have risen from harsh circumstances, he has never forgotten where he came from and he is not ashamed of his past. As he grows his family to include all of the people he cares about, the one thing he cannot have is the one person he wants the most. When trouble befalls the prince and Sam is sent on a quest with his friends and the knight he cannot have, his entire world gets turned upside down.

TJ Klune is back with a vengeance in this latest offering. The Lightning Struck Heart is an epic tale of wizardry, humor and love. This book is perfect from start to finish and will leave a reader laughing until they cry. Upon finishing the book, the only question left is when does the next book about this cast of characters come out and will Gary the hornless unicorn ever get his horn back? Well, maybe those are not the only questions, but they are the most pressing.

By Kimberley Spinney

Sensuality Rating – Sensual

Star Rating – 5 Stars

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Review: Midnight Rodeo HOmecoming by B A Tortuga, Kiernan Kelly and Julia Talbot

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Rodeos can be amazing but when you add in a paranormal factor you get the Midnight Rodeo.

Midnight Rodeo is a delicious set of three stories. “Welcome to the Pack” by BA Tortuga starts the show. Denver is forced to return to the Rodeo when his twin Dalton is killed. Taking over is not as easy as it looks when he is challenged by so many. Blaine seems to be the only one who does not challenge Denver. Denver realizes that Blaine has more to offer.

In “Oklahoma Rain,” Kiernan Kelly introduces us to Blaze, a psychic whose job is to scout out locations for the rodeo. He stumbles across Zach, another psychic and invites him and Mikey, a damaged little boy he saved, to join the Rodeo. The only problem is that some are not happy adding them to the crew.

Julia Talbot is up next with “Big Bear, Little Bear.” Bear shifter Ben has finally recovered enough to return to the Midnight Rodeo. It was a long recovery from his injuries and he cannot wait to get back to work. Ozzie, barrel man and clown, has been waiting for Ben’s return. He is hoping Ben is also up to more than returning to work.

The Midnight Rodeo was composed of demon bulls and other things that humans could not handle. Paranormal action was necessary. Each story focuses on different aspects of running the rodeo – from bullfighting to safeguarding the location to clowns. B A Tortuga, Kiernan Kelly and Julia Talbot have each penned a story which will touch us in some way. The concept is clever and very well done. If you are looking for something a bit different in your MM stories, Pick up Midnight Rodeo and experience rodeos as you never have before.

Star Rating: 4 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: Paranormal
ISBN: B00LUY19MI
Page Count: 228 pages
Price: $5.49
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Review: Best Man for Me by J.D. Walker

 

On the eve of his wedding Royce is left thinking who is the Best Man for Me.

On the eve of his wedding, Royce Lummis is worried it will be a disaster. His fiancée, Thad, is stuck in a meeting and did not make the rehearsal. Rodney, his best man and his ex, stands in for Thad but picks a fight. When he storms out, Rodney follows and convinces Royce to go out for a drink, a small bachelor party if you will.

Rodney is taking a very drunk Royce home when Thad walks in with a date. Royce is devastated and calls off the wedding. Rodney offers him a place to stay and as Royce heals he begins to realize that maybe Rodney is the best man for him. The only problem is to convince Rodney.

Best Man for Me by J.D. Walker was a delightful short story with everything you need to make the reading fun and exciting – heat, drama and a few lesson along the way. Royce needed to wake up and smell the roses before he made a major error. With a little help from his ex, he finds those roses. It is hard to take a short story and make it great. J.D. Walker succeeded with Best Man For Me.

 

Star Rating: 4.5 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: Contemporary
ISBN: 9781611526219
Page Count: 22 pages
Price: $2.99
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Review: Little Wolf by R. Cooper

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Come and meet Little Wolf, a man small in stature but big in so many other ways.

Tim Dirus has been on the run for some time when he finds Wolf’s Paw, a refuge for werewolves being hunted. He tries to keep a low profile while planning his next possible hiding hole. His family had kept him isolated from other wolves and Tim is not sure how to act among them. He does know one thing. Alphas are big and strong and would delight in controlling and dominating a small wolf like Tim.

Sheriff Nathaniel Neri noticed Tim within a few minutes of arriving. Tim finds Nathaniel to be beautiful and desirable but know he is one the most alpha-ish he has ever met. Nathaniel knows he must keep his little wolf calm or he will run, but proceeding cautiously is one of the most difficult things he has to do.

Tim was an amazing hero. He definitely lacked a filter and would say whatever he thought. He may not have known much about werewolves but he had enough snark to make up for it. Nathaniel was big and sexy and just what Tim needed. Too bad Tim did not know that. Watching these two find each other made for some great reading. The plot kept the story moving as we find there was quite a bit more to Tim’s decision to run.

Some laughs and some tears and some suspense make Little Wolf by R. Cooper one story you will want to check out. Right now!

Star Rating: 5 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: Paranormal GLBT
ISBN: 978-1-63216-976-1
Page Count: 380 pages
Price: $6.99
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Review: Boystown 7: Blood Lines by Marshall Thornton

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Nick Nowak is back in Boystown 7: Blood Lines by Marshall Thornton.

Nick Nowak, private investigator, is beginning to put his life back on track. He works for a firm of lawyers and is making steady money. He is investigating a case trying to help mob boss Jimmy English when the firm asks him to see if he could find the mistress of a man murdered by his suburban dentist wife. Working on both cases, Nick soon finds himself with more work than he knows what to do. With his professional life on track, Nick finds his personal is slowly building as well.

It is good to see Nick back on form. Using unique methods, Nick investigates both cases and refuses to quit even if it is in his best interests (at least according to some people). It does not take him long to annoy many in his quest to find the truth. Along the way, he finds himself.

Boystown 7: Blood Lines is another fantastic Nick Nowak story. Here we see Nick picking himself up and getting back to doing what he does best – annoying others while ferreting out the truth. Pick up Boystown 7: Blood Lines by Marshall Thornton and immerse yourself in this excellent tale of mayhem and murder set in a time when AIDS was first rearing its ugly head. I know I am not alone in saying we want more Nick Nowak. Thank you to Marshall Thornton for creating such a compelling character.

 

Star Rating: 4.5 stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Genre: Historical
ISBN: 978-1508545712
Page Count: 260 pages
Price: $11.95
Author’s Website: marshallthornton.wordpress.com/
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