★★★★★ PRE-RELEASE REVIEW ★★★★★ Sam and Aaron by L.B. Gregg

Upcoming release – Book five in the Men of Smithfield series – to be released 16th June!

  • Mark and Tony (book #1)
  • Max and Finn (book #2)
  • Seth and David (book #3)
  • Adam and Holden (book #4)
  • Sam and Aaron (book #5) – in this review




Sam and Aaron


L.B. Gregg

The blurb:

With our family’s legacy, Meyers B&B, in the flailing hands of me, Sam Meyers, and my sister Wynne, we’re determined to revive the place. We’ve started a series of blind-date cooking classes, and taken on our first boarder. Granddad is even now rolling in his grave.

Signed up for the class is our new guest, Aaron Saunders, a Californian transplant who’s distractingly handsome and clearly up to no good. I can’t quite figure him out. He blew into town and has been relentless in his search for…something.

The sexy sneak is intriguing. And we’ve had a steamy moment. Or two. But now I can’t stop wondering why he’s searching in secret. From the library, to the historical society, to my own backyard, Aaron leaves no stone unturned or record book unopened. He’s definitely gotten my attention. But that might not be the only thing he’s after.

So what did Robyn think? 

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Even though I haven’t read any of the previous 4 books, it was an easy story to follow.  Some of the previous books characters make an appearance but you don’t need to know their story to be able to enjoy this one.

In saying that, I now want to read the previous stories because this had some great laugh-out-loud moments. The writing was witty and descriptive and pulled me along easily. Sam was a bit of a bore, but only because he thought he should be. Stuck in town where nothing happened. That was until Aaron came along and turned his world upside down. Mysterious Aaron who had secrets all his own. Who was he and why did he look suspiciously like Sam’s sister Wynne?

Yes there was a small mystery but there wasn’t any heavy angst. Simply a lovely light read with a nice side plot. There wasn’t much sex. A jerk off session in-between the pews at St Joe’s (yes gay sex in the Catholic church – remember I said it was funny?) and a blow job later on. Nothing too descriptive. The story didn’t have a HEA more of a HFN, but maybe book #6 will include these two. Let’s hope so.

4.5 stars

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

Reviewed by RJ


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Robyn Reads joins the blog!

Originally reviewing for Mrs Condit, Nic asked me to join ‘Because two men are better than one.’

As you probably know Becky Condit is retiring her blog and I needed a home. So here I am. I read entirely mm romance and last year read over 300 books. I’m probably not going to make that target this year as I’ve started writing, and this combined with ‘real life’ means reading has taken a back seat. Maybe not a back seat as such, just sharing the front seat with the others.

I’m dropping the ‘Reads’ from my name here and anything posted by me will just be ‘Robyn’.  I’m still Robyn Reads on Facebook and Goodreads, if you’re interested in being my friend and seeing what else I’m up to in the mm romance world, just click on the buttons below!
Big thank you to Nic Starr for having me – I look forward to a long friendship, within our ‘real lives’ as well as the blog. xxx

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Psstt…….It’s free! Bound by Desire by Tempeste O’Riley


Bound by Desire

by Tempeste O’Riley

Desires Entwined series #1.75
M/M Erotic Contemporary BDSM Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 30th 2014 (ebook)
Length: Short

This book is part of the Desires Entwined series – Ideally read between Designs of Desire and Desires’ Guardian.

  • Designs of Desire (book #1)
  • Bound by Desire (book #1.75)
  • Desires’ Guardian (book #2)

The blurb…

Despite his past abuse, James has come to terms with his relationship with his Dom and lover Seth. Seth treats James with all the trust and love his sub desires. There is only one thing left to do to make it all complete: Seth needs to put a collar on James.

 An Excerpt…

“Patience, James,” Seth murmured. He carefully removed his long- sleeved dress shirt and the tight undershirt beneath, revealing his strong chest and arms for James’s hungry gaze. He kicked off his shoes, removing one sock at a time, driving James crazy in the process. He knew the sex and orgasm to come would be better for all the denial and teasing, but he didn’t care right then. No, he wanted Seth. Now. Next went the belt and then the buttons and zipper for the dark slacks Seth wore, but before they slid down to reveal anything more than the black band of the boxer- briefs Seth wore, he stopped.
“We need to talk before I continue.”
James fought his need for Seth’s pleasure to focus on Seth and what he’d said. He knew everything would stop if he didn’t. “Y-yes?”
“This is important, James.” Seth voice was firm, the tone pulling James’s attention away from his desire for his lover. “I have something I want to give you before we continue. You will get your release either way, do not fear that, but….”
“Seth? What’s wrong?” The odd look in Seth’s eyes confused him. There seemed to be worry mixed with love and desire, but it was the worry that froze him.
“Nothing is wrong, but I need to ask you something.”
He tried to think through what he could want to ask now but drew a blank. “Love, you’re scaring me a little. I’m bound, hard, and leaking, but now you want to talk?” James gave a strangled laugh, not sure what to expect.


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Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing   up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her   hero ever since.
Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.
Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at

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