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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You can take the boy out of the country...
...but a new country can definitely get into the boy, and make him explore new territory he never dreamed of.
Johnny Fabian isn't entirely happy with his life but isn't planning on any radical changes as he deals with the fallout of divorce and keeping his business alive in small town California. However, he's not averse to a change of pace when offered a free trip to a tropical destination from nice-guy Nelson O'Keefe, the local veterinarian but he never thought a change of pace would turn out to be a complete 180 in sexual orientation.
I'm not certain how many straight guys can actually turn gay overnight, but at least Johnny puts up a fight before getting pulled headlong into the vortex of gay abandon all around him at a secluded resort in St. Maarten. Johnny approaches his situation logically and with deep thought and self-examination before allowing himself to fall in love with another man, giving the book some believability and non-GLBT readers like me a comfortable entry point into the story. The only uncomfortable moment is when the author refers to a book by Jane Austin. Ahem, that's Jane Austen. (Please, if you're going to quote from great literature, get the spelling right).
Still, this is a joyful book, and the joy is not in reading about homosexual exploits but about the true nature of love and caring for another person. Tropical vacations are nice, but Johnny and Nelson prove that you don't necessarily have to leave the country to discover new horizons. Happy Trails!
Nevin meets Marco in the most unlikely of places, the basement of a serial killer…
And that starts the blurb! You're damn right I picked this book up and devoured the story. Nevin just lost his mother and he's moved upstate for a new job. The job as a stripper is a bust and the date afterward ... knocks him out. When Nevin wakes up he's in a cage in some dark basement. Marco has been here a while. He's angry, exhausted and hopeless thoughts are in his mind. But then Nevin arrives and together, they have to face the serial killer.
Holy crap! So many emotions! Shocked. Scared. Sad. Upset. Stunned. Aww. Excitement. Romantic. Omg! Oh, sexy. Okay. Okay. You need sentences. Gotcha. So, Nevin is adorable. Poor guy just lost his mother and then is kidnapped. That's not the worse part. There is a glossed over rape scene that broke my heart. It was very brief and there were no details. Marco is also in bad shape. He's been beaten and humiliated. My heart was breaking for them! I can't give away too many details but their romance was an amazing roller coaster. They're both damaged, some issues obvious, but others not. I'm actually really blown away by this series. This is the third book and they've all been fabulous. Beauty Has Balls is my favorite book so far. If you've read the previous books you will probably know who the killer is but the ending is so damn satisfying. I literally was on the edge of my seat and shouting, "Yes! Damn right!" I cannot wait to read more in The Cox Club.
Beauty Has Balls is a must read. Period. You have to read this romantic thriller!
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Sebastian is dealing with his mom’s death, being broke and now a rock star that gets him interested in the mile-high club. Ethan is tired. Tired of his music career, tired of fans, tired of the drama. Can a chance meeting make them both find a happy future?
Poor Sebastian. Poor Ethan. This story is about two unhappy guys finding each other. There’s an instant and fantastic chemistry as soon as they meet but the sex happened way too fast! Then it jumps to three months later where Ethan is miserable without Sebastian. They meet again at a concert and Ethan is ready to start something real. This is a very sweet scene that did have me swooning. This story is very rushed though. I wish the author had fleshed the story out to really give us some depth. At 51 pages it needed more meat but there is so much promise in this story that I had to give it four stars.
If you like romance that revolves around music, you’re going to love The Flight!
Step brothers are having a hard time dealing with their romantic feelings toward each other. Will this taboo situation really have a happy ending?
The book starts right in the middle of their first kiss. I don’t like that start at all. I have no idea who these characters are, what makes them the way they are and what their personalities are. The kiss just felt out of left field. Why start there when we don’t care about the characters yet? After this awkward start, we do learn more about Colton and Asher. They have had feelings for each other for a while but neither of them was willing to act on it. Until now. The resulting cat and mouse game is really entertaining. They are both attracted but Colton is unsure while Asher knows exactly what he wants. There’s a side drama of bi-polar that I found interesting and Colton’s dad who’s a jerk. The ending is extremely satisfying and really sweet. I really enjoyed Step in Love and I look forward to reading more from this author!
Young Scotsman Jamie MacDonald has little to leave behind after losing his father and brothers at the infamous Battle of Culloden, but booking passage to the New World proves even more uncertain when he is captured and forced into service aboard a pirate ship bound for different shores entirely--and finds himself exploring the uncharted waters of a love affair with it's handsome captain.
Wow. Not usually a fan of gay romance, this Outlander-style story lured me in with its period intrigue and did not disappoint! Our hero Jamie is just old enough to begin carving out his own destiny, but young enough to be influenced by new and unusual experiences along the way. All of his ingrained beliefs are literally blown out of the water as he eventually takes up the cause of his captors aboard ship and succumbs to the irresistible charisma and sex appeal of Captain Antonio Rodriguez.
While we feel sorrow and trepidation for Jamie, Rodriguez himself is an endearing character, His firm but fair treatment of Jamie, followed by compassion and genuine love for him are a testament to his admirable character. Their attraction goes beyond the physical and is borne out of a similarly tortured past. Amid a shipful of crewmates, their intimate moments are understandably brief but torrid and emotional, creating an intense relationship between the two men and a sensation-packed experience for the reader.
In a time when life is short, you learn to take the good things when and where you can. With well-written dialogue and a delightfully surprising voyage to one of my favorite places on the globe, I recommend this journey to all historical romance travelers! Complete with a tantalizing teaser of the next installment in the series, this story will leave you yearning for what else is on the horizon and shouting 'full speed ahead'!
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.
Death by dick? Really? I couldn’t stop the giggle. Then I read the blurb and I HAD to read this book!
Kyler has an abusive father and ends up running from the law. He thinks he killed a hooker and the FBI thinks he’s a terrorist. Kyler ends up in the Cox Club. The sexy construction worker aka undercover FBI agent Seamus is on his tail. Literally. A romance is brewing that may compromise everyone’s safety.
This is the second book in the series. It can be read a standalone but I highly recommend the first book, The Devil’s Cum in His Eye. That said, wow! Just wow! Death by Dick blew me away! I instantly liked Kyler. He’s been through a lot in his young life. My heart broke for him. Seamus, the gorgeous redhead with the adorable funny father, is an instant love for me too. I like how they had the attraction at the beginning but there’s a beautiful slow build up as they get to know each other. When the romance switches to sex … so. Freaking. Hot! Add that to the mystery of who the real terrorist is. I had a suspicion and I was correct but it was awesome how it all unfolded.
If you like sexy mystery with lots of hot nude guys and action, you have to read Death by Dick. Seriously, read this book. That orgasmic rating is no lie.
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Finally, Joey and Stoli are in a relationship. It’s all new and unsure and adorable. They are on tour with the rest of the band experiencing the life of success. Mostly...
For a rock band the book is awfully uneventful. I just feels like nothing happens. There is one big, scary event but I don’t know. The story just feels like it drags. I do love the new relationship with Stoli and Joey. They have great chemistry and are so cute together. They are truly charming. I also love how the rest of the band acts toward them. Playful banter. Sex jokes. It is sweet and entertaining. The author also added more song lyrics which is such a great touch. Overall, this I enjoyed the second book in the Social Sinners series.