Bear is a big man with bad knees and a one-night stand kind of sex life. He breaks all his rules for Finn but Finn has an issue of his own in the form of an unwanted Prescott who will do the unthinkable to get him.
I like this book even with some snags. There is a flashback without italics which drives me nuts. I didn’t know it’s a flashback and I had to read it twice to figure it out because the scenes changed all of a sudden. And the backstory is in an odd place. That threw me out of the story. However, those are minor issues and the story is good! I love how the big bad bear turns into a submissive. That really gave the story a good edge. I like Finn, and Bear is an interesting character but their romance is so quick. The story is short and there isn’t really much ‘meat’ to it. The ending is sweet and satisfying.
Bad Teddy Bear is a short, sexy story.
If you like your Alphas gruff, growly, snarly and super hot you need to read this anthology. Each story was so different from all the others and yet they all took you into the world of an uber alpha meeting his mate. I loved the variety of settings and shifters.
Bully Boys –Nicola Cameron 4/5. This story, set in the past, had a Steampunk vibe to it. Loved that she used Staffordshire Terriers for her shifters.
The Alpha’s Assassin – Doris O’Conner 5/5. One of my favorites. A bear shifter assassin’s target is an Alpha wolf, but oh, the wolf is his mate. Let the fun begin.
Discarded Pup – Angelique Voisen 4/5. Wronged and jailed, an Alpha seeks revenge on his pack by taking the new alpha’s boy toy. Instead he finds his mate.
Yellow Eyes – Gale Stanley 4/5. Alpha Wyat doesn’t want anything to do with humans or half breed, until he meets his half breed mate.
Destined – L. D. Blakeley 5/5. This story had it all. There is some horror and some great humor. The human loses a boyfriend and finds a wolf mate instead. The banter between them is great.
Trouble – James Cox 5/5. This was a fun ménage story about bear shifters. And a trip to the moon. I loved how the author turned the alpha pair into a trio.
Outlaw Wolf – Elizabeth Monvey 5/5. The most emotional of the stories, it started off bittersweet. Dekker is willing to do anything for his Alpha. That including giving him up and going lone wolf.
The authors wrote great, imaginative characters and all of the stories had plots that flowed smoothly. All of these authors know how to write smoking hot sex. I thoroughly enjoyed all of these stories.
Title: Uniform Fetish: Manlove Edition
Authors: Elizabeth Monvey, Nicola Cameron, Gale Stanley, James Cox, Pelaam, Tamsin Baker, L.D. Blakeley, Lilith Duvalier, Lucy Felthouse
Genres: Contemporary, M/M, some BDSM, HEA
TBR Reviewer: Cecile Tellier
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read
Heat: 4/5 - Smoking hot
Uniform Fetish is an anthology with manlove stories that all have one thing in common, the love of a good man in (and out) of uniform. The stories range from setting but all were focused on the love interests hot steamy encounters and relationships with men in various uniforms. From flight attendants to military veterans, police officers to firemen, pilots to restaurant waiter, this is a must-read for the uniform obsessed.
I typically do not read anthologies however I have to say that I loved this one. Every story not only depicted true and believable, hot steamy (soooo steamy) romance between the men in the story, but also emotional plot and happily-ever-afters that were absolutely touching. Elizabeth Monvey’s Rain and Promises story of love and near tragedy brought me to tears but had me smiling (and hot) throughout. Nicola Cameron’s Fine Dining was a sweet but sizzling story about love found in the most unlikely of places. All of the other stories were on the same level of awesome. Every story had absolutely mind-blowing scenes of eroticism between the male love interests. I would recommend this read to any M/M reader or someone who is looking to start reading manlove erotica. I give it five stars for the fact that consistently this anthology is amazing and there were no areas that I would improve. Be sure to read each story!!