Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wicked Reads Reviews – Aloha Man by Danica St. Como


Hawaiian demolitions expert Kamaka decides to take charge of his life, and spends a long winter at Sanctuary paramilitary training camp revamping himself from soft and mellow to hard bodied and focused. When Kamaka is introduced to exquisite Navajo silversmith Zachariah Black Crow, his heart damn near stops and his libido kicks into overdrive. Kamaka is convinced the Island gods have bestowed upon him the greatest gift the earth has to offer--all Kamaka needs to do is convince the younger, over-the-top handsome man to come to his bed. Freely. Willingly.

Zach, shy and withdrawn, avoids entanglements with people he doesn't know. A victim of a brutal attack in his college days, he focuses on his art to help deal with the nightmares. He's never had a relationship, male or female, so his newly awakened sexual interest in Kamaka confuses him. Should a man want to submit to another man, the way he wants to submit to Kamaka? Can he be the responsive, giving lover Kamaka needs, the man Kamaka desires?

Note: Although this is the 5th book in the Men of the Sanctuary series, it is the first to be released with Loose Id and may be read without having read the previous books. We will be re-releasing the previous books in the series.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angie☆☆☆
Kamaka didn’t use to be built and focused; he was hurt by a past boyfriend but has learned from it and improved himself and his outlook. Zachariah is a silversmith and meets Kamaka at a fair where Kamaka falls in love with one of his pieces. It is instant love for Kamaka and he just needs to get Zach on the same page. I had not read any of the previous books in the series and it didn’t really seem to hamper my reading experience. The story was good but I just couldn’t get over some of the dialogue. Kamaka talked like a teenager and it just drove me crazy. There wasn’t a lot of depth when it came to Kamaka, but with Zach we knew all kinds of things and what he was struggling with. Maybe it was because I didn’t read the other books I didn’t feel like I knew Kamaka or it was simply that his way of speaking distracted me. The plot was good and so was the ending.

Characters: The characters were well written and believable.
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M/Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is one of a series, but this is the first I have read – I will be going back and catching up, as soon as I get a chance. It will be interesting to see how we reached this point. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it in its own right.

The first chapter I was concerned that the dialect employed was going to make this a struggle – but it ended as soon as it began, and after that, it flowed well. I did have to laugh at Zach constantly correcting grammar, as it was highly annoying (and is something I have got to stop myself doing, now I've been confronted with it in print!)

There were some lovely side characters that added a lot to the meaning of the story, and made the events believable. It was a mix of highly intense romance, sweet family moments, and disturbing drama. The heat factor ramped up nicely, as did their attempts at envisioning a future together – whatever the nightmares of the past had been. I also enjoyed the spiritual sides, both from Hawaii, and Native Indian.

If you like stories which promise a real HEA, with compromise, honesty, and family, then this should work for you.



St. Como, a Jersey girl born and raised, now writes at her farm in central upstate New York's dairy country, usually surrounded by a gaggle of Whippets under and around her oversized, over­burdened desk—while being stared at from across the room by a giant, malevolent treadmill. She puts her pen to several subgenres, including contemporary erotic romantic suspense, featuring any of the following: MFM and MMF ménage a trois, MM pairings, erotic historical, paranormal – all hot, all steamy, and all sexually explicit. In addition to stand alone novels and the Men of Sanctuary series, St. Como also writes erotic romantic suspense under the pen name Sophia Roslyn, author of Dragonetti's Mountain and Her Special Forces. – Loose Id bio

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Aloha Man (Men of Sanctuary #5) by Danica St. Como to read and review.

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