Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Obedience (Submission, #1) by Jason Collins







Blurb

ELLIOT:

Romance is one thing – obedience is another.

After almost crashing my vehicle in the remote Alaskan wilderness, I wake up in the muscled arms of one of the locals. He’s a rugged pilot whose job is to equip my research station with supplies, but I get the feeling he’s got more than work on his mind.

His intense gaze is focused on me. Being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a sexy pilot feels like a fantasy. Except it’s very real, and when his plane breaks down and traps him with me, I have an untamed dominant man’s lust to handle. I’m his, and he knows it. And he demands submission.

We’re trapped together, but not forever. When it’s time for Caleb to fly out, will he take me with him?

A fearsome beast has my heart in his hands, and he’s tightening his grip.

CALEB:

If he wants to survive out here, he’ll do what I say.

I’m divorced, straight, and single, but those labels disappear when I see Elliot. He’s soft and innocent—and I have him all to myself. He’s not a pushover but surviving in Alaska is no easy task. He needs a strong pair of hands to show him the ropes.

Elliot awakens something in me. The desire to dominate him, to bend him to my will and hear him beg for more makes me feel alive. And I love it.

I’m a hardened man with a sturdy body, but as much as I bury it, part of me wants to spoil someone—then have them scream my name all night. Doesn’t matter that Elliot’s a man: he’s the only one I want in my cockpit.

I don’t just want to tie him down. I want him to submit.


Review 
My Rating - 5 Stars!

Jason Collin's Obedience is a delightful romance that takes place in the Alaskan wilderness.

When Elliot travels to Alaska to work on his grad student research, he meets the handsome pilot, Caleb. As the two spend time together, they fall hard and fast for one another despite Elliot's short term assignment in the area. The two men compliment one another perfectly and their story is sweet, tender, and hot! 

Told in my favorite, alternating 1st person pov, we get to understand both men well.

The Alaskan way of life, isolation, and the dangers of the weather, are all fantastically described. The author excels with his atmospheric telling of this romance, allowing us to understand the Alaska elements and way of life.

I enjoy Caleb's desire to dominate Elliot, and even better is his possessiveness. My favorite thing about them though is the way Caleb makes Elliot feel safe and brave.

Obedience is another great read by Jason Collins.



Veering off Course (The Navigation Quartet Book 1) by Chris Cheek








Blurb

Holding and being held by his lifelong friend had felt right, as if he’d come home. Exactly as it had the last time, all those years ago. But he wasn’t a horny, confused teenager any more; he was a married man with two children, and he had responsibilities towards them. He had to focus on that fact.
David and Alan are in their mid-twenties, best friends since junior school in the Yorkshire mill town where they grew up. When Alan left to live in London six years ago, David was left with memories of one night together which he quickly buried. Now married to Mona with two boys, he has a comfortable life with a good job driving buses. He enjoys his work, is well thought of and has prospects of promotion.
Alan meanwhile has built a successful career in advertising, leaving his upbringing far behind. He has a circle of close friends, lives in a fashionable suburb and drives an expensive car. Called back to Yorkshire by an aunt’s illness, he is brought face to face with memories of his childhood and adolescence… and his old friend David.
When David takes a new job driving coaches to London and stays with Alan, the rekindling of their friendship proves to be incendiary. This plunges David into a maelstrom of conflicting emotions about his future, his feelings for Alan, his marriage and his two sons. If marrying Mona was a mistake, can he find the courage to acknowledge the fact and the words to admit it? And would he really fit in to Alan’s new life?
When events intervene, David’s dilemma is resolved in a sudden and unexpected way, and everybody’s lives are altered for ever.


Review 
My Rating - 4 Stars!

Chris Cheek's Veering Off Course is a lovely second chance romance. 

Warning though - If you are one who hates cheating, skip this one.

David and Alan are reunited after six years of silence. Former best friends, one night ruined it all for them. Now, despite David having a wife and two kids, the men find the attraction to still be alive. But even more important, being together just feels right.

Through the use of flashbacks, we learn about their pasts, which is a fantastic way to explain their history together.

Once they decide they are meant to be together, they have some problems, such as David's wife, and his homophobic mother in law. They also have to deal with loss, attraction, memories, and regrets. Their relationship includes secrets and cheating. 

The emotions in this tale are off the charts. The two men are clearly soulmates, and feel like home to each other. David being closeted lead to some bad mistakes, and now he has some decisions to make.

Veering Off Course is a great story. It beautifully explores the complications that arise when one veers off course via a big mistake. In general, I don't love the writing style, but the storyline more than makes up for it to me. 



Northern Lights (A Bent Adventure Novel Book 1) by Georgia Moore




Blurb

Can two broken hearts heal each other?
For years, Jensen Archer had considered himself straight – heck, he even had a marriage to prove it. But now his marriage is over, and he’s signed on to an Alaskan tour to help him get his life back on track.

Except that it’s an LBGTQ tour group, and one of his fellow travelers just happens to be Seph Andrews, the only man he ever loved.

Seph is going to Alaska to try to get his father’s recent death out of his head, but one look at Jensen, and Seph is in college again, dealing with old traumas and old heartbreak.

A week in Alaska with barely a moment alone to think, Jensen and Seph find themselves falling back into each other’s beds, and hearts. Can they turn this trip that was meant to heal their broken hearts into one that leads to their happily ever after?


Review 
My Rating - 4 Stars!

Northern Lights, by Georgia Moore, is an entertaining and atmospheric romance.

From the start I was excited to see a main character named Jensen. (As any Supernatural fan will be!)

Jensen's a straight guy who's recently divorced. His brother forces him to take a trip to Alaska with him. There everything changes, as Jensen is reunited with a former one night stand, Seph. Wait, that's right, Jensen isn't quite so straight after all.

Their story is sweet and refreshing, as well as emotional. They have to deal with hurt feelings, lack of communication, and a lack of trust from their old hookup. The author does a fantastic job with the Alaska descriptions, making for a fun vacation read. 

Northern Lights is an enjoyable second chance romance. It's definitely a fun read.




Tuesday, February 19, 2019

My Fair Brady by K.C. Wells








Blurb

A spur of the moment invitation changes two lives.

Jordan Wolf’s company runs like a well-oiled machine. At least until his PA, Brady Donovan, comes down with the flu and takes sick leave. Then Jordan discovers what a treasure Brady is and who really keeps his business—and Jordan in particular—moving like clockwork. So when Jordan needs a plus-one, Brady seems the obvious choice to accompany him. After a major shopping trip to get Brady looking the part, however…. Wow.

Brady has a whole new wardrobe, and now his boss is whisking him away for a weekend party. Something is going on, something Brady never expected: Jordan is looking at him like he's never seen him before, electrifying Brady's long-hidden desires.

But can the romantic magic last when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality?



Review 
My Rating - 4 Stars!

KC Wells' My Fair Brady is a fun little slow burn office romance with an age gap.

The romance between Jordan and Brady is different than most office romances. Brady works for Jordan, but it's not until Brady is sick, that Jordan comes to realize his feelings. Until then, all he focused on was work.

We're also treated to some fake boyfriend moments, as Jordan asks for Brady's help.

The secondary characters are a great group, who definitely add to the story's enjoyable factor.

Overall, My Fair Brady is a whole lot of sweet, a little bit of tension, and a lot of tender. It's pretty simple in that it's just a couple of men falling in love, but it's a fun journey to read. It's one of those pleasant stories that just make you smile.


COVER REVEAL - Broken by Colette Davison

COVER REVEAL


Book Title: Broken
Author: Colette Davison
Cover Artist: Colette Davison
Genre/s: MM Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Release Date: March 5, 2019


Tagline

He was broken. His rules weren’t meant to be.


Blurb

Rule #1: Keep running.

Jag’s rules have kept him safe and free since he escaped conversion therapy, but that was before he walked into Heaven and Hell. A no-strings fling with the club owner, Michael, turns into so much more as Jag finds himself breaking one rule after another.

Michael hasn’t been able to commit to anyone since his partner died, until Jag walks into his club. Falling in lust with the elfin young dancer is easy, and his heart is quick to follow.

Michael gives Jag a reason to stay, but fear rules Jag’s heart more than love. Despite his deepening feelings for Michael, Jag knows he can’t stay. Can he?

**Contains adult themes, content, and language**



Excerpt

Jag started with a crucifix climb, gripping the pole between his knees, one thigh raised, his lifted foot neatly pointed. It was an easy enough starting position, but it got Michael’s attention. He sat a little straighter, sipping the scotch as Jag hooked his knee around the bar and leaned back, arms stretched, almost fully inverting himself. He raised his supporting leg, hooking his ankle around the pole, which he grasped with one hand, so he could pull his back closer to it. The fingertips of his opposite hand grazed the floor, completing the blade. From there he pulled himself up the pole, so he could arch his body into a rainbow, spinning slowly round the pole as he moved back down, into a bridged handstand. Every move was exact and the transitions were fluid.

It wasn’t the sexiest routine Michael had ever seen, but it was definitely sensual. Hell, he was getting turned on and Jag was fully dressed. His mind started to conjure up images of him in much less clothing, under low lighting, with sultry music playing. He could almost see the punters with their mouths hanging open, eyes wide as they ogled the elfin young man. It would be a crime not to put him on show. Maybe in a spotlight of his own. Michael shifted, adjusting his tracksuit a little. The club needed a new angel and Michael felt like he might have found him.


About the Author 

Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.


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Healing Him (Bromley Brothers #2) by Laura N. Andrews







Blurb

Henry Bromley wants to find not only the perfect submissive, but he’s also searching for love. When he meets Ryan Scott, a man who seems to take control, Henry is conflicted.

However, when passion and lust ignite a spark and their flame is lit, Henry discovers there’s no turning back. He wants Ryan.

Ryan Scott has fought hard to protect himself and his desires. With his wounds freshly opened, Ryan has to make a choice: submit to Henry and allow himself to heal or continue to live the lie he’s created for himself.

Will this Dom help his sub fly? And if trust is broken, can it truly ever be healed?


Review 
My Rating - 5 Stars!


Healing Him, a fun BDSM romance, is the second book in the Bromley Brothers series by Laura N Andrews.

Ryan and Henry make for an entertaining couple. Henry's a Dom who takes an instant liking to Ryan. It's sad from the start that Ryan's nervous and can't trust, after obviously being hurt in the past.


They have an immediate connection and things heat up fast. They have such a strong connection that Henry has to have Ryan even if he's not allowed to dominate. I love that Henry enjoys having Ryan on top of him, despite being the dom. It's a fun and refreshing twist.


Their story is a great tale of wanting to submit, but fearing it; of healing and allowing someone to dominate you again. And in the meanwhile, finding love. It's fast paced, steamy, and a lot of fun. It's also serious as Ryan has both physical and emotional scars.


Seriously though, it doesn't get much hotter than a dom willing to bottom, and the feelings this evokes. Their emotional connection is amazing and they make for a wonderful couple. I love the way they both help each other along the way.

One of my favorite parts is the term of endearment Henry uses for Ryan, calling him "pup." Henry's loving, caring, and supportive, and finds hope and the desire to heal. 

It's low angst, as it tells a nice, pleasant, feel good story. It's impressive that such a serious topic can be discussed while being light hearted in general. Most abuse stories aren't described as sweet.

I definitely recommend Healing Him, as it perfectly captures the trust and emotions involved in a healthy BDSM relationship.
I'm hoping there's many more books in this series. 




Monday, February 18, 2019

Where There's a Will (Project Runway #2) by Gianni Holmes







Blurb

Can they pull off a Valentine's Day Wedding in just two weeks?

Ainsley couldn't be happier that he and Willy have settled on a wedding date even if it's on Valentine's Day. With just two weeks to plan a fairytale wedding, he is adamant that everything has to be just as he envisioned it. Maybe if he gives Willy the perfect wedding, he will feel better about his insecurities that he's not good enough for Willy. But how can he feel otherwise when his social media accounts are blowing up with perfect examples of how unsuitable he is for someone like Willy?

Will knows Ainsley well enough to brace himself for an extravagant wedding affair. As the date approaches, he can't help but notice the difference in his fiancé since Ainsley started planning their wedding. The more invested Ainsley was, the more strained their relationship becomes. Can Will soothe his fiancé's fears, or will he cancel their wedding when he learns Ainsley's odd behavior is more than pre-wedding jitters?

This book is not meant to be read as a standalone. The story follows androgynous model, Ainsley, and his partner Will from Unwrapping Ainsley, the first book in The Runway Project series.


Review 
My Rating - 5 Stars!


Gianni Holmes' Where There's A Will is a fantastic follow up to Unwrapping Ainsley.

I loved Will and Ainsley before, and I love them even more now. They're funny, sweet, and so damn steamy together. In this novella, we get to follow along as they plan a Valentine's Day wedding. 


I think my favorite Will moment has to be sleepy and confused Will. That scene is downright adorable and Will's so cute and loveable. My favorite Ainsley scenes are bridezilla Ainsley. Omg. Wedding planning Ainsley is perfectly him. It's frustrating but downright funny. Both men are fantastic. Ainsley's fun, loveable, and full of life and Will is just wow, the perfect guy for Ainsley.

And, of course, I love the lace!

I love every minute of Where There's A Will. I'm hoping Gianni Holmes will treat us to more of these guys in the future.