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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY! Still Waters by F.E. Feeley Jr.


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Blurb

Promise, Michigan is very much like every other small town across the state. Built on the edge of a lake, the homes sit in neat little rows in cute little neighborhoods. During the summer Promise bustles with tourists who come to spend their vacation dollars and enjoy the lake’s refreshingly cold water. But Promise holds a terrible secret. In the center of the lake is an abandoned island where a curse is rumored to wait for victims, unabated and deadly. Most think it’s just a story, something used to keep kids out of trouble. Still, everyone gives it a wide berth. Everyone except Bret and Adam. They dare to venture out the night of Bret’s birthday. When they declared their love and promise to get married, they believe no one else heard their whispered words—but they are wrong.

Five years later Adam dies, and Bret returns to his family to heal. But someone is killing the people of Promise in random acts of violence. Bret, with the help of FBI agent Jeff McAllister, must discover the identity of a murderer with death on his mind and revenge in his heart.

Note: This is the third in the Memoirs of the Human Wraiths series but can easily be read as a stand alone.

 

RJ’s review

ALL THE STARS!!!

I don’t normally review anymore, only when a book is so good, it would be an injustice not to tell you how damn good it is. I know it’s only June but I’m picking this as my read of the year.

The love Bret had for Adam was tangible as he struggles to let go in the five years since Adam’s death. My heart was in my throat for a lot of this story, but not because of the scary parts. I have no problem with scary – I spent a lot of my teen years reading Stephen King, so I’m good. But although this is tagged as paranormal, as with F.E.’s other work, it’s more a contemporary crime story that deals with a ghost/curse as the murderer. And THAT element was so well played out, it could be real. (Who’s to say it’s not?)

There’s a love story between Bret and Jeff, the FBI agent sent to track down the murderer. I love Jeff. He’s supportive, protective and understanding of Bret’s situation and he doesn’t try and fight against the fact that Bret is still in love with Adam and always will be. He was the perfect combination of tough FBI agent, and sweet man in love. I just wanted to give him the biggest hug.

“What do you want me to do? Anything, just say it,” Jeff begged.
“Love me like you would if you were in love with me.”
“I am in love with you.”

Massive boogers.

The final scene before the epilogue had me crying happy/sad tears so much I was a very unladylike/inelegant pile of snot.

F.E. has a way of pulling you into the story that will leave you with so many feels. So many. I cried a lot and cursed at F.E. in the middle of the night when I couldn’t put it down. The HEA is so satisfying. I got my wish not only for Bret and Adam, but for Bret and Jeff as well.

If you haven’t checked out this author’s work yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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One random commenter will win an ebook copy of their choice from F.E. Feeley Jr.

I recently interviewed F.E. and he was generous enough to answer my questions. Make sure you check out the post on my blog here. There’s a giveaway over there too!

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Author Bio

13342124_1740655289514053_281357137_nF.E. Feeley Jr was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there for twenty years before joining the military. He is a veteran of the US Armed Services; having done a tour in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in 2002-2003, he turned college student, pursuing a degree in political science. He now lives in Southeast Texas where he is married to the love of his life, John, and where they raise their 1½ year old German shepherd, Kaiser.

As a young man, reading took center stage in his life, especially those novels about ghosts, witches, goblins, and all the other things that went bump in the night. His favorite authors include such writers as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice, whose work allowed him to travel to far off places and meet fascinating and scary characters. As a gay man, he wishes to be able to write good fictional literature for those who love the genre and to write characters that readers can relate to. All in all, he is a cigarette smokin’, whiskey drinkin’, rock and roll lovin’, tattoo wearin’ dreamer of a man with a wonderful husband who puts up with his crap and lets him write his stories.

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW AND SUPER GIVEAWAY! Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas by A.V. Sanders

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Page/Word Count: 39 pages/11,500 words

Release Date: December 16, 2015

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Genre: Holiday Themed Contemporary Gay M/M Romance

 

Blurb:

Reid, an American shark research scientist, is in Perth, Australia working to develop a mobile app that may revolutionize shark safety practices. But even the company of his boyfriend, Graham, isn’t enough to stave off homesickness as Christmas approaches, and a missing shark and Graham’s struggling business seem set to ruin the holiday for good.

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My Review:

As a Perth native I was keen to see how well an American could write about my home town, and when A.V. asked for my help in betaing I was more than willing to help. I was surprised by this author’s knowledge of Perth and she was able to conjure up some memories of mine with such clarity that made this short story a lovely read. This is a sweet little story about beach life in Australia and some of its inhabitants. A.V. managed to capture the West Australian coastline and daily life with two sweet guys to cap it all off. A recommended read for everyone who loves a Hot, Wet Christmas.

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Author Bio:

shorterAVIA.V. Sanders loves and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She shares her home with her husband, two cats, and tropical aquarium fish. She is an avid hoarder of Halloween decorations and inconsequential information. When writing science fiction, mystery, horror and romance with LGBTQ main characters, she can be found staying up all hours of the night listening to endless sets of EDM music. She is an advocate of love, art, animals and frivolous acts of beauty. She also has a growing suspicion that not causing harm to one another is what matters in the end.

 

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‘7 HOT Days of Christmas Blog Tour’ Schedule: 

12.16Wednesday – THE NOVEL APPROACH A Partridge in a White Fir Tree: Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaways

12.17 – Thursday  CARLY’S BOOK REVIEWS Two Sea Turtles: ‘Christmas Memories’ with A.V. and Carly + Giveaways

12.18 Friday PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEThree French Men: ‘Let’s Talk About: Sharks!’ + Giveaways

12.19 Saturday BAYOU BOOK JUNKIEFour Sea Birds: ‘On Location: Inspiration for the Story’ + Giveaways

12.20 Sunday, Double Day! AUTHOR RJ JONES’ WEBSITE + BECAUSE TWO MEN ARE BETTER THAN ONE BOOK REVIEWSFive Engagement Rings: ‘Marriage Equality in Australia’ with A.V. + RJ Jones, Review at BTM, Giveaways at both!

12.21 Monday ON TOP DOWN UNDER BOOK REVIEWS Six Blokes a-Layin’…Out: Review + Story Playlist + Giveaways

12.22 Tuesday HEARTS ON FIRE REVIEWS – Seven Sharks a-Swimmin’: Character Interview + Giveaways

 

 

 

 

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EXCERPT AND REVIEW! Kage Unmasked by Maris Black

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BLURB:

The final installation in the KAGE TRILOGY.

Kage and Jamie have finally come to terms with their feelings for each other, but there is still plenty of drama to work through. Friends and family don’t want to let them be, and now that Kage has his UFC contract, his uncle is worried that the public will find out about his nephew’s boyfriend. Will the drama be too much to handle? Will the stakes be to high?

Discover just how far Kage and Jamie will go for love

 

EXCERPT:

Trey started laughing. “Jeez, Jamie. Make up your mind. Do you want all of the eggs, or none?”
I looked down and discovered that I’d scraped every bit of egg back into the serving bowl. “Oh, forget it.” I slammed my empty plate down on the table and folded my arms across my chest. “Y’all just eat. I’m not hungry anymore.”
“You don’t need bacon anyway,” Kage pointed out. “And definitely not those biscuits. You still need to watch what you eat, even when I can’t be around to help.”
“Yes, daddy,” I said, bitterness making my voice tight. “Do you know how ridiculous you look trying to be all bossy while wearing my clothes that are too small for you? That shirt is practically a cutoff.”
“Yeah?” Suddenly the edge was gone from his demeanor, and his tone was playful. “You don’t think I look authoritative enough in your shirt? How about this?” He pulled it up over his head, balled it up, and threw it at me. I caught it without thinking, because all I was conscious of was his bare chest and abdomen, and the fact that we were standing in the kitchen with my friends looking on. I wanted to cover him with a dish towel or something.
He stalked toward me with a cocky swagger that had my knees melting, backing me into a corner formed by the edge of the refrigerator and the wall. “Can I be your daddy now?” he asked, resting his hand on the wall behind my head and leaning in.
I stared at him, swallowing around the dry piece of wood that was my tongue, feeling it catch in my throat. His dick was within inches of mine, and I could smell the soap on his skin and feel his breath against my cheek. I tried not to make eye contact with him, but I couldn’t ignore the proximity of his body. He knew it, too; the lecherous grin on his face was proof of that. He was purposely goading me, and I wasn’t sure what to do about it. My head was a swirl of confusion, and my cock was hard. I was within seconds of saying fuck it and wrapping my legs around his waist. I wanted to feel his steely length pressing against me through the fabric of those dangerously revealing sweat pants.

REVIEW:  3.5 stars.

I absolutely loved the first two books in the series so I had high hopes for the final instalment. The first two were full of angst and blow-your-socks-off smexy times. If you’re like me and love a good angsty read then this series is for you.

However, the third instalment let me down some. Jamie’s internal dialogue was overwhelming. For every spoken line, there was about an entire page of him thinking about it. It dragged for me and took me away from the story. Kage’s uncle was a miss as well. We knew he wasn’t a nice guy but I didn’t buy into him. It was too OTT. The pantry sex had me eye-rolling and not in a good way. The ending finished way too fast and everything seemed to be wrapped up just that bit too well.

All that being said, I still enjoyed it. Kage and Jamie were good characters but Jamie’s internal thoughts were too much for me.

Hey, It’s Nic here. I thought I’d jump in and add my thoughts on this series. I LOVED IT! I enjoyed it from beginning to end, but was particularly taken with book 1 which totally sucked me into the series. I didn’t have the same issues as RJ in regards to Jamie’s internal dialogue in this one, so I’d give Kage Unmasked 4 stars. Overall the Kage Trilogy is a definite 4-5 star read. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★ Interview and Review! Red Dirt Heart #3 by NR Walker ★★★★★

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Red Dirt Heart #3

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The blurb:

Life for Charlie Sutton has never been better, or busier. With Travis now a permanent fixture of Sutton Station, a permanent fixture at Charlie’s side, Charlie’s convinced he couldn’t do anything on his ever-growing to-do list without him.

He can run a multimillion dollar cattle business, finish his degree, try and further the local beef industry, deal with staff issues, Ma’s failing health, and an attention-demanding wombat. He can even deal with an unexpected visitor and some shattering news.

He can deal with it all, as long as he has Travis.

But what happens when he doesn’t?

Red Dirt Heart 3 is the story of Charlie Sutton finally realising he can be the man Travis Craig deserves, even if he doesn’t have Travis. It’s a story of love, family, holding on, letting go and coming home.

The Interview:

Why did you choose one of the most remote places to set this series?

I just had the idea of writing about Anna Creek Station (Australia’s largest cattle station – if not the world’s) but obviously couldn’t use the actual name Anna Creek. I did base Sutton Station from a real station in the NT but only on location. It is purely fictional. The remoteness and sheer size of such a place is mind boggling and the fact men and women thrive out there is equally so.

What was your inspiration for the setting of RDH – I mean, it’s in the middle of nowhere?

 As I mentioned above, the location was based off an actual working station. Yes, there is a working farm that is literally three hours from town, in the middle of nowhere.
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Please zoom in (as close as 200m) and you can see the homestead and sheds etc. You can also see I have never exaggerated about the vast red dirt. LOL

How did you discover MM?

 It’s no secret that I fell into MM through the fanfiction door. I had read/written Twilight fanfiction (amongst others) and found what is known as “slash” in the fanfic world, but what we call MM. Then there was a natural progression from fanfic to original fiction.
 I do believe fanfic helped me become a better writer, or in essence, taught me about writing. There is an instant gratification in writing fanfiction – an immediate response from readers – that is instrumental in learning. I would suggest to anyone who is considering dipping their toes into the writing world, write fanfiction first.

What was the first MM book you read? Any recommendations?

My very first MM original fictions I read were More and Breathe by Sloan Parker. Needless to say I was hooked on the genre 🙂 
I’ve recently found the Widdershins series by Jordan L Hawk and have devoured them. They’re historical paranormal, so really, what’s not to love?

If you could have lunch with anyone – living or dead – who would it be and why?

Can I have fictional people? This is rather self-serving, but at my table, there would be:
Matt and Kira from my Turning Point series
Tom and Cooper from my Thomas Elkin series
Carter, Isaac, Will and Mark from my Blind Faith series
And of course, Charlie and Travis from my Red Dirt Heart series
Oh, and Mark’s mother from Blindside – just for laughs 🙂
To imagine these guys all sitting around one table and having a laugh…

 

The Review:

Okay, so by now, most of you know how hard I fangirl Ms Walker. But with RDH #3, she’s outdone herself. Seriously.  I have never laughed so hard or cried so much whilst reading a book.  I think I’ve just taken the Walker Stalker status up a notch.

Travis and Charlie are just the best couple, and this is now my favourite read, ever.  I loved Trav with his foot holdin’ and nose nudgin’. Charlie was just as stubborn as ever, but he’s mellowed – a little anyway. These guys together will rock all your romantic and smexy bones, until you’re a big puddle of goo.

Poor Charlie had so much thrown at him, it was one thing after another, and I was a little worried about his mental health. And just when it all settles… BOOM!  Ms Walker just about kills me with all the feels.  Even my feels had feels, and my hubby was giving weird looks. Charlie kinda grew into himself here. He realised he can still be Charlie, without Travis. He can stand on his own, deal with anything that’s thrown at him, and still run the farm to the level expected of ‘Charles Sutton.’  But just because he can do it without Trav, doesn’t mean he wants to.  I loved Charlie here, but there was a moment where I wasn’t sure what was going on with Travis and I was scared that I wasn’t going to like him.

But really, I should’ve known better.  This is Walker at her finest, she wouldn’t do that us, her loyal readers. Yes, she’ll break your heart, like she’s done in nearly every book she’s written, but it will be expertly put back together. I feel like I can breathe again now I’ve finished reading it.

Keep your eyes our for Red Dirt Heart #4.  It promises to be a doozy as well.

5 stars

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

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★★★★★ Red Dirt Heart #2 by N.r. Walker ★★★★★

 

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The blurb

 

Up until Travis arrived on his doorstep, Charlie had lived a very solitary life. He had surrounded himself with isolation; a couple million acres of red dirt, scorching sun and loneliness.

Six months on, winter has settled over the desert, and Charlie has the life he never dreamed possible. But living and working together, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, for six months straight starts to take its toll.

Charlie is a stubborn, stubborn man, who tends to have more conversations in his head than what comes out his mouth, whereas Travis has no problem saying what’s on his mind. And even as they both struggle to communicate, struggle to make sense of need versus want, Charlie can see that he’s pushing Travis away – yet seems helpless to stop it.

When it all boils down to whether Travis should stay or go, maybe the decision won’t be theirs to make.

 

Our thoughts

 

5 ‘Dirty Red’ Stars

Some of you may know that I’m a total N.r. Walker fangirl. I have been for quite some now and quite frankly she can’t write fast enough to feed my addiction. I even read a short sci-fi AND an age gap romance just because she wrote it. (I hate age gaps – and sci-fi, but let’s not go there.) Imagine that! That age gap story was the Thomas Elkin Series and they turned out to be my favourite Walker books. But lets face it. I’m a Walker Stalker so I love them all.

This one though?  Red Dirt Heart 2? Has the potential to knock Old Thomas Elkin of his pedestal. Why? Let me explain:

Red Dirt Heart 2 was a trip! An absolutely lovely trip filled with laughs and tears, (Yes I cried – I couldn’t help it) – and don’t forget the baby animals. But there were so many funny moments as well. Charlie – well, he’s such a stubborn bastard and I’m glad that the book was told in his 1st POV. He says so many things to himself that if it wasn’t his POV we wouldn’t know what the hell was going on. Not much comes out of his mouth. Travis on the other hand – OMG, I love Travis. He’s funny and quirky and doesn’t give in when Charlie’s being a shit (which was often.) And always says whats on his mind. You don’t need to guess with Travis.

Charlie is not only in the closet when it comes to his farm, but he’s also a closet romantic. Whenever the opportunity arose for Charlie to do something to let Travis know he loves him, he does it.  Charlie may not say ‘I love you’ often, but his actions speak it so clearly. Even just the way Charlie gives in to Travis says so much. He may roll his eyes at some of the things Travis says and does but you can tell he secretly loves all his quirks.

From the look in his eyes, I knew what Travis wanted before he’d even said the words… “Charlie,” he started.

“Let me guesss,” I said. “You’ll die if I’m not inside you in the next five minutes.”

“The most excruciating of deaths,” he said, making me laugh.

The plot here surrounds Charlie and his fear that Travis will get tired of the red dirt, the isolation, the homesickness, and pack up and go home to Texas. Poor Charlie. I really felt for him. He thought he was happy being alone but now that he’s found Travis he’s realised that if Travis does leave it will kill him. Travis on the other hand has no intention of leaving. Ever. The red dirt is in his blood just as much as it is Charlie’s. But… and there’s a big BUT, the Australian immigration department says that Travis’s working visa is about to expire and he needs to leave the country in 28 days, or face deportation.

The return of some lovely side characters were a plus – I love Ma. Everyone needs a Ma.

You do need to read the first book, but seriously if you haven’t read it yet – or at least got it on your TBR – you are seriously missing out – and we can longer be friends.

Enjoy!

Robyn x

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★★★½ Orgasmic Texas Dawn by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J Manly ★★★½

 

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The blurb

 

Canadian cop Kieran Fox has fallen from grace after a disastrous romance with the wrong guy — the head of a drug cartel. When Sheriff Dillon DePriest moseys on up north — begging Kieran to come to his town of Lone Trail, Texas to help him deal with a gang of murderous drug dealers — he says yes, if only to get away from the scene of his own crime. Kieran soon learns that the tough little Texas town is knee-deep in an escalating mystery.

There’s a cross-dressing Cher impersonator, a killer missing some gold teeth and his…er…dangly bits. Then there’s Kieran’s growing attraction for Lone Pine’s sexy U.S. Marshal, Jubilee Mason, that he neither wants nor needs…

Our thoughts

 

I liked this but I didn’t love it as it feel like a cross between plot driven and character driven. Yes there was some instant attraction for both men but the ‘I love you’ came far too soon for me. Some parts felt a little confusing and there were times that I couldn’t make out who’s POV it supposed to be.

They’re are the only negatives I have. I enjoyed the plot with the murders and drug running and all the little ‘small Texas town’ idiosyncrasies.  Jubilee is firmly in the closet and Keiren is determined not to mix business with pleasure again – but of course they end up in bed anyway.

“I don’t think I could crawl into bed one more time without you in it. I want you so much, I ache all over. I can’t sleep for thinking you’ll grow tired of waiting for my sorry ass. I almost died thinking something would happen to you. How the hell have you been able to weave such a spell over me in this short a time”

I liked the relationship between Jubilee and the town’s Sheriff Dillon, they didn’t work that well together and kept important case information to themselves, even though they were working on the same case. But outside of work they got on well and were even fishing buddies.

I liked Keiren, trying to keep the local ladies away without being too much of an ass, especially when Jubilee’s sister invites him over for a dinner date – with Jubilee there too. Was not a comfortable situation.

 There are currently 13 books to this series but I don’t think that they’re all about Jubilee and Kieren – although I think most of them are.  Will I continue with the series?  I’ll definately read book #2 as I’d like to see where these two hunky men go.

Robyn x

 

 

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★★★★ Never The Perfect Moment by K-Lee Klein ★★★★

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K-Lee Klein

Publisher: Amber Allure

 

The blurb

Bryan Monroe has always catalogued his life in terms of moments—right moments, wrong moments, perfect moments. But when his best friend and partner on the police force, Chrys Delos, is shot in a raid gone bad, it’s one of the worst moments of Bryan’s life.

Bryan’s been secretly in love with Chrys for years, and the shooting is a wake-up call that it might be time to tell Chrys the truth. The problem is, Bryan’s never been with a man before, so in addition to worrying about Chrys’ injuries, he’s an indecisive wreck over the future.

But with the help of two unlikely matchmakers, Bryan knows it’s time to find the courage, and the perfect moment, to tell Chrys exactly how he feels…

Our thoughts

4 stars

This is a great little short to get you out of a book slump.  Two cops. Best friends. One gay.  One straight.  As a ‘gay for you’ read it felt quite real.  We start the book where Bryan admits he has feelings for his best friend and cop partner Chrys, so we don’t go through the whole ‘coming to terms’ with it drama.  I loved the angle of this story – when is the perfect moment for Bryan to tell Chrys he loves him?  He desperately needs to tell Chrys how he feels but it’s never the right time.  When Chrys is shot in the shoulder and is recuperating at home, Bryan doesn’t tell him.  He kisses him instead.  Perfect moment.

“I’d have a lot of regrets.  Just because I haven’t been with a man before doesn’t mean I can’t be.  Do you want to know what I was thinking about earlier, you know, when you kissed me?”

“Hopefully kissing me again?”

Bryan moaned as he remembered.  “Throwing you against the wall.  Kissing you until you couldn’t breathe.”

 

Grab a cuppa and enjoy a lovely, full of emotion short read.

Robyn x 

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★★★★★ Continental Divide by Laura Harner and Lisa Worrall★★★★★

 

 It’s Throwback Thursday so you might want to check out this oldie but a goodie!

 

 

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Laura Harner and Lisa Worrall

First Published March 2012

The blurb…

Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit.

Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark.

There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every big city collects them. Kids look for freedom and discover they have more to lose than they ever thought possible. London and Phoenix, culture and cowboys, nothing linking these two sprawling metropolitan areas. Nothing except a hit on a computer data search.

Two cops, one a cowboy, the other a Lord. A secret government agency, human trafficking, and a blazing hot mutual distraction.

What the hell have Remington and Mainwaring gotten themselves into?

 

So what did Robyn think? 

I really enjoyed this. It was a bit similar to the Cut & Run series in that two alpha cops team up and hate each other on site but end up fucking anyway. That was about the only similarity.

They both fall for each other but Remy won’t ever admit it. He’s does anonymous fucks and never face to face. Remy has a story but we don’t know about it. It’s hinted that he was sexually abused and lived on the streets, probably selling himself for food, but its only hinted at. Maybe his story will come in the next instalment. Jamie on the other hand knows what he wants. He wants Remy.

When they come together it’s sweet and hot but of course Remy basically does a runner – emotionally at least. Remy realises he has these feeling for Jamie but being the alpha male he is never says anything. And of course neither does Jamie. Their relationship is full of no talking angst. But I guess if they spoke about their feeling and what they wanted then there wouldn’t be story.

The crime bit was quite well done. You always know who’s behind it so it’s no mystery but it was well played out.

Be warned though, there is no HEA here. Not even a HFN. This makes me mad and sad at the same time.

I heard that there were going to be 4 books in this series, but only 3 released so far. I’ve read the reviews for the next two and I know that if they ever get their HEA (coz lets face it, these two just belong together) it doesn’t happen until the forth. Now the question is – as a lover of HEA’s, can I wait FOUR books to get it? Or do I abandon this series now? I will probably read the next instalments but will wait until I can read the review for book 4.

 

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

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★★★★ Stay by Riley Hart ★★★★

Robyn reviews the second book in Riley Hart’s Blackcreek Series

  • Collide (Blackcreek #1)
  • Stay (Blackcreek #2) –  in this review

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The blurb…

Wes Jensen just lost the sister who raised him, and gained custody of his niece. The last thing he needs to add to his full plate is dealing with Braden Roth, the one-night-stand who continues to try to push his way into Wes’ life. He has a kid to raise now, and Wes isn’t great at getting close anyway.

Braden has never had a woman or a man sneak out on him the morning after. From the start, Wes intrigues him, and Braden isn’t one to deny himself something he wants. And he wants Wes. The more time he spends with Wes and the little girl who constantly keeps them on their toes, the more Braden realizes this isn’t just about getting the guy who walked away.

As their lives intertwine more and more, Wes discovers Braden isn’t as shallow as he thought. But after everything Wes lost in his life, he isn’t sure he can risk his heart, and truly want Braden to stay—and if he did, would Wes’ quiet life be enough for Braden?

So what did Robyn think? 

I enjoyed this as much as the first one. Collide was about Cooper and Noah and is a great friends-to-lovers, gfy read, where Stay involves Braden, who’s bi and Wes, who’s gay.

Braden is the guy who doesn’t have a filter and constantly talks, always putting his foot in his mouth. He’s a player and sleeps with anyone that takes his fancy. He’s never stayed in one place for long as he likes the adventure of new places. He’s likeable enough but some things he says, at the most inopportune time can make you cringe.  Wes on the other hand, doesn’t talk much. Doesn’t let anyone in for the fear that if he loves them they’ll leave. His father left, his mother died and just recently his older sister died and left him custody of his 4 year old niece.  The guys heart is huge, but he thinks he doesn’t have any time for a relationship. So what’s he gonna do when he has a one night stand with Braden and Braden wants to do it again.

They get under each other’s skin, thats what.  This was a great read and I loved the emotion that Riley portrays. Braden was a bit of an asshat in the beginning but I ended up loving him anyway. These guys tried not to fall in love, they really did try quite hard, but they were never going to win. I loved the interaction between Braden and Jessie and Braden family were fantastic.  Loved it all.

Really looking forward to Mason’s story in book #3.

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

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★★★★ How West Was Won by Hurri Cosmo ★★★★

Looking for something hot and quick?

If you’ve got a spare half hour in your day and like bit of kink then grab a coffee and this hot little number…

 

HW

 

 

How West Was Won

by

Hurri Cosmo

The blurb:

Jake is on a much-needed vacation when he receives a desperate call from Alan, his former boyfriend. Against his better judgment, Jake comes to Alan’s aid. But when the men get stranded in the middle of nowhere, Alan is determined to get to town before the sun sets rather than spend the night in the car. Unfortunately, they have to cut across private property to do it. Since it’s trespassing, they could get arrested—or surrounded by a bunch of cowboys hell bent on teaching the trespassers a lesson.

Thankfully, a muscular, stunning cowboy named Colton shows up to save the day. But he’s not about to let Jake off easy. It seems there are still a few lessons to be learned, and it looks like they might involve leather, some handcuffs, and a suspiciously high, padded trunk..

So what did Robyn think? 

I loved the characters in this one.  Jake was a submissive at heart but he was also a bit of brat. His ex-boyfriend Alan was hilarious in a douchebucket way but I loved him regardless.

Colton?  Well he was large and imposing and his barn would probably scare most people.  But not Jake, he took to it like a duck to water.

So if you like a bit of D/s with an implied HEA and a quick one to get you in the mood, then look no further.

So grab a cuppa, (or a wine 🍷) and enjoy this kinky little short.

 

4 stars

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

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