Monday, October 24, 2016

Open House by Mickie B. Ashling


By the time Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland return to Chicago after their UK cruise, they’re halfway in love. They decide to move in together to see if their feelings can survive in the real world.

Seth receives word that a mandatory autopsy was performed on his late partner because his death was a suicide. The medical examiner’s findings are disturbing and leave some doubt as to the underlying cause of death.

Because of the suicide clause, life insurance benefits had been denied, but in light of these new findings, Seth’s lawyer advises him to appeal. The insurance investigator turns out to be the man who broke Bryce’s heart twenty-five years ago. The guy has fallen on hard times, and when he sees how successful Bryce has become—and how large Seth’s potential payout might be—he decides he wants a piece of the pie. Bryce and Seth’s new relationship is severely tested in this second novel in the Open Series.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/M Romance – Cliffhanger
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Bryce and Seth have been through a lot in their short relationship. While Seth is just now starting to learn about how Mark was controlling and somewhat manipulative, Seth knows that Bryce is going to take care of him. Despite it being soon after Mark's death, Seth has found something real with Bryce and he'll be dead before he gives that up.

Bryce is a level-headed, loving man. He saw something in Seth and has loved watching Seth come out of his shell. But Bryce's past is about to bite them both in the rear.

Owen is a sadistic sociopath who is hellbent on figuring out a way to survive. If he has to go through Seth and Bryce to do so, then so be it.

I loved all of the secondary characters – they helped to show who each character was and added a depth to the story that would have been missed.

I can't wait to see where this story goes, because Ashling definitely leaves the readers wondering.



MICKIE B. ASHLING is the pseudonym of a multifaceted woman who is a product of her upbringing in multiple cultures, having lived in Japan, the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East. Fluent in three languages, she’s a citizen of the world and an interesting mixture of East and West. A little bit of this and a lot of that have brought a unique touch to her literary voice she could never learn from textbooks.

By the time Mickie discovered her talent for writing, real life got in the way, and the business of raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing—and the inevitable emptying nest—dreams of becoming a published writer were resurrected and she’s never looked back.

She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world. Her award-winning novels have been called “gut-wrenching, daring, and thought provoking.” She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Open House (Open #2) by Mickie B. Ashling to read and review.

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