Torque (Drag and Drift #2) by Chacelyn Pierce
Genre: m/m romance
Length: short story
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read.
Heat: 4 - An Erotic Ride.
Hudson is not happy when his roommate drags him off to a street race on his birthday, and even less happy when he sees the man she announces is perfect for him. His first assumption is that Rance is probably an unemployed, bad boy, adrenaline junkie that would never be seriously interested in a disabled man. However, Hudson is unaware that Rance is really a wealthy business owner blowing
off steam by racing on the weekends and already interested in him from talking to Hudson's roommate.
This story was a great example of NOT letting first impressions fool you; neither man was exactly what he acted like at first meeting. Hudson's shell melted under Rance's determination, and Alana proved her matchmaking skills were right on target with hooking up these two of her friends. I liked how the very activity Hudson disliked pushed him into Rance's car and forced him to have to give Rance a chance. This was an enjoyable, short read, and does not require having read the first book in the series (that focuses on another couple) to appreciate this one.
Cauldron of Tales by Sonia Hightower, Lorraine Nelson, Chacelyn
Pierce, Angelina Rain, and Nikki Prince
Genre: paranormal romance, anthology
Length: novella (71 pgs.)
Rating: 3 STARS
Heat: 4 HANDCUFFS
This anthology of witch-inspired short tales is mostly romance with a little horror thrown in the mix. The first story follows a medieval herb-woman dabbling in witch craft after being falsely accused of it, while the rest of the stories are all contemporarily set. While all the stories have some romantic or sexual element, none of them are long enough to get really involved in the
I found the writing to be well done, but the briefness of the stories kept me from loving them. One, however, rose to the top for me. "Past Potion" by Chacelyn Pierce creates a story with enough back story told to actually draw the reader into the predicament between the two characters. I enjoyed the final showdown between Willow and Salem and cheered for them to work things out. In the final analysis, these stories were enjoyable and if the lack of depth is
overlooked, they certainly make a fun short "witchy" read.
Title: The Fire of Thieves
Author: Chacelyn Pierce
TBR Reviewer: Shyla
Ms. Pierce answers what it would feel like to live the life of a secret agent minus the loyalty to the government which made it that much more fun! Caitlyn/Katie isn’t your average woman in a romance. Which I loved! This strong willed woman can handle a knife, gun, and a host of other equipment most of us will never lay eyes on. Why you ask, because she’s a black suit wearing, wall walking, thief. Didn’t see that coming did you! She embodies the definition of kicking ass and taking names er… items as it where.The thing about thieves is, eventually they want to retire and Caitlyn is no different.The thing holding her back is her long time partner and lover Jerrick, who’s having none of relocation plan.
Jerrick could care less about the ordinary life she’s built for herself as a curator of art exhibits or her plain Jane… well Jim in this case boyfriend Ethan. Sexy as sin, adventurous, and downright charismatic Jerrick could catch any woman’s eye. When you add that potent combination to the fact that he was Caitlyn’s first love he’s the obvious choice, right? Don’t count Ethan out or the appeal of a normal life. In the end the two have one last hurrah as thieves for Caitlyn to figure things out.
This story had so many twists and turns I thought I was on a rollercoaster! It kept me guessing, wanting more and impressed. Ms. Pierce has a brilliant, almost lyrical beauty to her words. She executed this well thought out plot to perfection and really stepped outside of the
box.We need more stories like this to shake up the romance genre. I look forward to reading more from her, and strongly recommend this read.