The story starts in a courtroom, Randy, a key undercover cop, who helped bring a human trafficker to justice is there and one of the male prostitutes, Jesse, who turned state evidence. After the sentencing, they both try to carry on with their lives—Randy works in vice. Jesse goes back to the only job he knows, working Johns. The story slowly builds…Randy questions his own sexuality and with the advice of a gay neighbor, finally accepts he has feelings for his own sex and one in particular…Jesse. Jesse always fancied Randy, but a vice cop and a hooker is not on the cards. Because of the court case publicity, his family disowns him, forcing him to live hand-to-mouth and sleeping on friend’s couches. Can they find any kind of happy ending together?
I enjoyed how the author pulled me into this relationship. If you want hard sex, you have to wait. When you get to that part, it leaves nothing to the imagination. Yum! The story still drove me to read more. Jesse’s feelings for Randy force him to run. Randy is forced to confront his true self and hunts him down…as a good cop should…leading to a happy-for-now ending. For me, this is a recommended romance read. The characters are well developed complete with insecurities and believable depth. You're sucked in and end up rooting for both of them…an enjoyable story.
Reuben’s dream of playing for the New Zealand rugby team is almost coming to fruition. Then he meets proud Cameron who’s a nurse. With Reuben hiding his sexuality and eyes on the prize, does Cameron have a place in his life?
I know nothing about rugby. Literally, nothing. I’ve never seen it, I don’t know anybody who watches it, and yet I had little problem following the sport in this book. It is written interestingly and easy to follow. Some terms are a bit lost on me but it didn’t really impact the story. Reuben’s story is heartbreaking. From his abusive father to his love of his nephew. Cameron hasn’t had an easy road either. When the two men meet there’s such a feeling of hope and beautiful possibilities. However, nothing’s ever that easy. My only reason for not giving this book five stars is the jumping first person point of view. That threw me out of the story a few times and also made me lose track of characters. The ending is really satisfying and it makes me hope this is the start of a great new series!
Crossing the Touchline is a must read for those that enjoy sports romance novels!
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Emery keeps meeting a man with wings and dying in weird ways. But he won’t stay dead, which for the junior reaper is a problem. The reaper’s boss, Administrator Dagmar, tells him the discrepancy must be resolved. What a premise! Throw in a few demons, the end of the world, a magical younger sister and the story becomes a three-sixty roller coaster ride.
This story as a comedy is hilarious, I couldn’t stop laughing. It’s a unique and refreshing paranormal quickie. Carole’s writing reminds me of the great Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams … which in my book is amazing praise. Don’t expect the story to make any sense. It just flows from one ridiculous scene to the next.This is at best a YA romance. The sexual tension between Emery and the reaper, John / Sam, is obvious from the beginning but the dialogue remains at a flirty level. The scenes flip from Emery perspective to John / Sam's perspective. For me, it didn’t matter that there weren’t any sexual scenes, nothing explicit beyond a hand on a knee at the end of the story! The beginning's surreal with Emery waking up in a morgue and doesn’t disappoint all the way through to the last word.
The words will carry you on a silly and unbelievable ride. You have to read Don't Fear the Reaper!
This story grabs you on page one and doesn’t let go for two hundred plus pages. A great five star read. Cain is a PI in Los Angeles, and the character's straight out of the old black and white detective comics, with one slight difference, he’s gay. Cain’s hired to find her husband by a beautiful lady, Camille, and a missing wooden carving. But, in this story nothing can be taken at face value.
There are multiple twists and turns as Cain digs into the case, Camille turns out to be a cross-dressing female impersonator, Ryan. There are very descriptive sections highlighting Hollywood, over-the-top mansions, hotels and a burlesque club. Against all rules, Ryan and Cain have explosive sex. Is it love or simple lust? You will have to read to the end to find out. Add plenty of gruesome murders and fight scenes for a sexy, bumpy ride as you’re led down one blind alley after another.
The man on man sex is…I can only think of one word…HOT, but it doesn’t overshadow the story. I can definitely recommend this story—a great read.
And we’re back in this unique heaven/angel themed world of CC Bridges! I loved the first two books in this series and I’m so excited to say the third is equally as amazing!
Uriel is trying to find out what’s making some angels go mad and he suspects his partner Raphael is in on it. But when Raphael lets his feelings out about Uriel, all missions are sidelined. Can Uriel find a place in this ever-changing world? Will he let Raphael in and find that elusive happiness?
Poor Uriel is so confused. His whole life he’s taken order without questions. Now, Raphael is making him question everything and he doesn’t know how to deal with any of it. I really like him. He’s a complex character that drives the story. Raphael is more certain. He knows what’s right and what’s wrong, he’s determined to do something to fix their world. Their romance is wrapped up in this war that is paced perfectly. Just when your swooning over the two men chaos erupts. It’s beautiful!
If you like unique stories with beautiful world building and sexy men, this whole series is a must read!
Have you ever watched the Firefly television series? This is a combo of the episodes where Mal gets into a dual with the jerk that’s dating Inara and the episode where they have to save the whorehouse. The technology, the Victorian style, all that plus sexy men getting it on. Seriously, you can’t go wrong.
Captain Nate never expected a handsome man like Aiden to literally fall into his arms or that said man would be royalty...…
A sweet virgin prince with a hairy burly captain, this is going to be good and it is. I like the age difference and how the guys acted with each other. They have great chemistry. There’s a lot of scifi action which really adds to the story. They romance did move kind of quickly though but it is super hot. Also, lube dispensers in the headboard and some sexy piercings ...… enough said! The ending is a cliff hanger because there are so many questions left without answers. There’s no doubt I have to give this book four stars though. It is entertaining, sexy and I like the world, sorry, universe building. I’m excited to read the next book in the series!
Graham Swann is no longer the picked on gay kid from high school. He’s a high-powered lawyer who appears to be nothing less than cool calm and in control until he meets his old crush.
This book opens with Graham and Dan, two old high school acquaintances meeting for the first time years later, but Dan doesn’t recognize Graham. That doesn’t stop that old longing for Dan from flaring in Graham. The guys almost hook-up, but a call stops the heat cold. Graham seems to be pretty upset but glad. At this point I don’t get the any feeling that Graham wanted revenge or anything on Dan. I think he liked him still as much as before and wanted that one time. Little does Graham know, Dan is a new hire for the company Graham co-owns and the sparks fly despite Graham’s cool treatment of Dan. Swann’s Revenge is a bit of a slow burner.—The romance takes its time developing despite the fact both men wanted to get involved with each other. I think given their past it was appropriate. Plus Dan had gotten married and adopted a kid which I fell for as hard as Graham. As much as I enjoyed the energy and byplay between Graham and Dan, I thought Graham was a little too stuck in the past. Instead of just telling Dan who he was. He backed down from every opportunity. I didn’t understand the logic behind that especially as they got closer and it was obvious Dan had feelings for him. Naturally, it takes a crisis to bring the past careening into the present, forcing both men to deal. The scene was filled with emotion. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and I was glad that he realized he had to let go of the past.
I recommend this book to everyone who loves slow burning romances, cute kids and second chances.
Jackie is a big rodeo fan and Simon is an up and coming bull rider. When the two meet its an instant attraction. Simon is from a family with strong Christian values and this affects his outlook on gay romance. However, out of the controlling view of his parents, Simon gives in to temptation and begins an affair with Jackie.
Simon does struggle with his feelings due to his upbringing and at times the angst is a little annoying which is the reason for the three stars. Simon’s character is a little too innocent where relationships or interactions between gay men is concerned. At one point he says he didn’t know gay men could have a life together or be happy together. The innocence is cute but taken a little too far for my liking.
Still, Jackie and Simon’s relationship is a sweet romance with some hot moments. Jackie has his own fears of losing Simon and when Simon is outed to his parents, losing Simon becomes a very real possibility. Simon shows a little growth by standing up to his parents and risking their rejection which I thought is a good thing.
This book gives a little bit of a look at what goes on on the rodeo circuit, so if you like books on rodeo romance, this book is for you. If you like to see your characters grow some this book is for you and it’s one of the reasons I’d recommend it. Also if you read the first book and loved like I did, I'd recommend reading this one too just to catch up with Ryan and Dante. I love seeing them again.
What happens when two co-workers are attracted to each other? Scott and Brent don’t know because they’re each hesitant about making a move on the other until a near fatal accident brings things into perspective.
The book opener puts the reader almost right in the thick of the situation. Not much time is wasted on the build-up of unrequited love. Brent is watching and longing for a relationship with Scott and Brent and Scott’s boss tell Brent to go for it. Brent thinks he’s too old for Scott because Brent is about ten years older not only that Brent has some self-esteem issues which don’t really allow him to let anyone get close. That same day Scott is in an accident that leaves him deaf. Now we have a little mystery and a romance brewing. I think Mr. Grey did a good job of handling the deaf issue. He didn’t gloss it over. Scott’s reaction to being deaf was authentic enough but after a while it just seemed a bit whiny to me. Brent was patient with him and tried to help him work through his issues with being deaf. Again this is handled well and the two men spend lots of time together as Brent takes a chance and reveals that he’s interested in Scott. The only problem I have with this romance is there isn't enough true chemistry or rather I couldn’t feel what is there. Still, I enjoyed the way things developed and then the addition of Scott’s old friends added a layer of interest. I am curious about where it would lead. A couple of these old friends are gay too as it turns out and they are in the closet unlike Scott. So, there is a little animosity there. Though the conflict is a good addition to the plot it isn't as strong as I’d have liked it to be. Still, Heart Unheard is a good read and I enjoyed the sensitivity Brent shows in helping Scott get through his accident and dealing with being deaf as he struggles to put his life back together. Brent is patient, always has a pad handy and is attuned to Scott’s feelings. Those moments are sweet. I would have thought helping Scott in that way would have helped Brent get over his self-esteem issues, but it took an attack on Scott to begin Brent’s healing. There is no cliff-hanger.
I recommend this book to everyone who loves gay romance. A note of caution, this is the second book in a series, but I’ve never read the first though I will be reading it. This book can be read independently of that first book without any issues of being lost or feeling as if something is missing.
Hank is spoiled rich and in the sights of terrorists. Ian is his bodyguard. Together they have to dodge bombs, demons, angels and each other.
This is the second book in the Heaven Corp series. The first one being fantastic, I have high hopes for Exodus and I am totally satisfied with those hopes. Hank is an ass, a sexy, well hung ass but an ass all the same. I really like his character despite that flaws. It is great seeing him grow from the bottom up. Ian is freaking hot, a badass and secretly into bdsm. Seriously, these two are gorgeous together. As their romance flourishes so does the danger. I love the suspense aspect of the story. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Add that to the unique world building and I’m in love with this book, no, this series. The bdsm is seriously sexy. Like I need a cold shower, alone time with my man and ice water, sexy. The power in CC Bridges writing is enticing and different. The whole world is something I’ve never read before. I cannot wait to see what else this author comes up with!
If you’re looking for a unique story with serous heat, you have to read the Heaven Corp series by CC Bridges.