Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Sweetheart Kiss by Cheryl Ann Smith

Jess Lucas works hard at the all-female PI firm Brash & Brazen, and after a brush with death, she’s determined to play hard too—preferably with a certain detective on the Ann Arbor police force...

Jess was stuck at a frenemy’s wedding, playing bridesmaid in a mustard-yellow monstrosity, when chaos erupted. First the bride’s ex tried to stop the wedding. Then someone really put a damper on the big day by sending a bullet through a stained glass window and into one of the groomsmen. At least her ugly dress came in handy to stop the bleeding...

While the poor guy is rushed to the ER, Jess gets grilled by a gorgeous cop who’s not thrilled to learn she’s part PI and part pit bull. But he has to admit she’s highly observant... and he observes that she’s pretty hot, too.

The thing is, Jess was walking up the same aisle as the victim, and Sam suspects she was the real target. It’s more than professional duty that makes him want to protect her—if he doesn’t arrest her first for interfering in his investigation...

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This is the third in the series, and is just as good as the previous two! I would definitely recommend that you read them all, and whilst this could be a standalone, it is much better when read in order. This Charlie's Angel-like group of women are just so much fun.

The setup for this story with Jess in a truly awful bridesmaid dress in a wedding where she doesn't even want to be, then the guy in front of her gets shot, is just the start of the crazy. Lucky for Jess (and for Sam), Sam works out that she is the one who needs protection and takes it upon himself to do just that – in fact, they can hardly peel themselves off each other. The mystery is worth a read, let alone the super-hot romance in the making.

For a really good fun and sexy read, pick up this book and enjoy. Thanks for another great installment, Ms. Smith.

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A fan of romance fiction since the dark ages, Cheryl Ann Smith loves to throw her heroines into danger, just to see what they’ll do. She’s currently working on an exciting new contemporary romance series that mixes her crazy sense of humor with the adventures of a trio of female PIs who are the kick-ass heroines Cheryl has always wanted to be.

Cheryl lives in Michigan with her family, and when she isn’t writing, she dreams of living in a grass hut on her own tropical island. Since that’s unlikely to happen, she looks forward to any vacation that gets her near an ocean.

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Coming In by Michelle Ogilvy

Jay and Adam have been sharing a flat, and a bed, since they moved down to Adelaide after high school a couple of years ago. Neither man considers himself gay or mentions the sexual nature of their friendship to anyone else.

Their arrangement doesn’t stop Jay from casually dating random women he meets through work and both men seem happy with the way things are. That is, until Adam meets April, a damsel in distress that latches herself onto Adam in a way that he doesn’t mind at all. Jay sure does, though.

As Adam gets closer to April, the friendship between the two men starts to unravel and for the first time in years, Jay is facing a life without Adam. If he wants to save their friendship, he will have to offer Adam a lot more than a spot in his bed. There’s only one problem, Jay doesn’t believe in love.

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Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M Bi Romance

Adam and Jay have been best friends for years. They moved together in order to stay close. Both are not necessarily living their dream, but they are surviving.

Adam meets April accidentally – she uses him and has a slightly strange pathology. She is a user and is not afraid to use people to get where she wants. She is struggling with her own family situation and because of that, she latches on and doesn't really let go. Is it love? I'm still not sure. I think it's more a relationship of convenience.

Adam doesn't really know how to handle the relationship with April – he also doesn't know what to do with his changing relationship with Jay. He is not happy with his current school situation – he feels like he has no life. He also has a family that doesn't really understand him nor are they very supportive.

Jay is just struggling with life in general. He has women and men in his bed, but deep in his heart, he loves Adam. When both of them struggle to find a way through the current situation, they both fumble. Jay and Adam are super young and still figuring out how to be adults.

Overall, this story had a lot packed in to it and in the end, it all smooths out, but I felt that the family situations were not really concluded well. I was left thinking what happened to the family and were they were ever able to resolve those issues.

Michelle Ogilvy was born and bred in Adelaide, Australia. In primary school, to alleviate the boredom of putting spelling list words in sentences to explain their meaning, she started weaving them all into stories. She hasn’t been able to shake this writing thing ever since.

Her day job involves working on health data collection tools, which resulted in her first publication, in a medical journal. For about a year, she worked as an editor for the department, but eventually she realised that her writing at home was enough time spent alone concentrating on words on a computer screen and she went back to her old job. It’s still a lot of time spent staring at a computer, but there’s at least more interaction with actual humans.

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Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

For those mortals wanting to get up close and personal with the beautiful undead, there's...


Silver Harris is done with clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she decides maybe it's human men she's done with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date. When the undead gentlemen come calling, soon she's in over her head. And her mysterious hottie is nowhere to be found...

Logan Byrne can't get that sassy redhead out of his head—or that kiss! When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date members, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan grow deep. Logan isn't sure he can go through with his mission to make Silver forget everything she knows about vampires...and betray her.

But in the tight-knit London community of centuries-old vampires, history and grudges run deep and dating the undead can be risky business.

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It's been ages since I've read any Urban Fantasy books, but the title and blurb of Dating the Undead drew me in and I wanted to give it a try.

Silver Harris is a single woman and jewelry clerk living in London. She lives in a flat with an old Hollywood film star for a roommate. At a New Year’s party with her boyfriend, she finds him making out with another woman and causes a scene. Being kicked out of the party in a hasty retreat, she bumps into Logan. Vampires are out and proud in London and Silver can’t believe she just bumped into one, not only that, he's HOT! The two spark up a conversation and end the evening with a steamy but mostly chaste kiss. Silver can’t believe she can’t quit thinking about a vampire, and Logan finally feels SOMETHING in his still heart for Silver. Thinking that maybe vampires are the way to date, Silver gets onto a vampire dating site called V-date, but it's really just one vampire that has her real interest.

There's a plot twist in there as Silver has always wondered what happened in the mysterious disappearance of her mother many years ago and finds it could be vampire related. There's a good amount of suspense and action that kept the book rolling really well. I enjoyed the story and the snarky heroine, Silver. Logan and Silver had some pretty good steam and the ending was a good one. Really enjoyed the premise!

3.5 stars

Juliet Lyons is a new-to-me author.

Dating the Undead was an enjoyable, humorous, quick read. It was the perfect way to find a slice of entertainment for a few hours and uplift my mood. I'm not a fan of humorous books, to be honest, but this was written in a way that it felt natural instead of the slapstick, over-the-top, forced comedy that has me shying away from most books with a humor tag. Lyons did an excellent job with the levity, changing my mind on giving other books a chance that include humor.

Silver was a fun character, modern and independent, but just as insecure as she is confident, making it easy for most women to identify with her. She didn't take herself too seriously, just rolling with it. After having a horrible time dating humans, she creates a profile on a vampire/human dating app, wanting to give the vampers a try after meeting Logan on the street outside of a party.

I loved the beginning of Dating the Undead, as Silver was going on dates with the vamps – it was a hilarious adventure. Truthfully, I would have loved more of this to be honest.

Logan was also a great character – our vamp. Sexy, patient, borderline stalking, Logan was a yummy, humorous addition to the novel. The pair were steamy together with a ton of banter volleying back and forth.

The vampire culture and world-building were interesting and unique, but I wished I had just a bit more of it. Maybe it's because it's the first in the series, and the author wishes to expand it slowly over the course of the series. But I need a bit more to connect with the characters and the paranormal culture.

What didn't work for me: around the halfway mark, when Silver and Logan were together, the pacing started to drag and my interest waned. The cop story didn't fit whatsoever, and it seemed thrown in there, causing me to feel distracted and disinterested in the thread of storyline.

I highly recommend to fans of paranormal romance who love a twist of humor with their fangy between-the-sheets action.

Juliet Lyons is a paranormal romance author from the UK. She got her big break on the global storytelling site Wattpad back in 2015 when her Undead Dating Service series was picked up by Sourcebooks romance imprint, Sourcebooks Casablanca. When Juliet isn’t writing about vampires and ghosts, she enjoys reading all kinds of books and spending time with her family. She is an avid Potterhead who hopes to someday work for the Ministry of Magic.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Before You Break by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Six years ago Ellis walked into his first briefing as the newest member of London’s Specialist Firearms unit. He was partnered with Wayne and they became fast friends. When Wayne begins to notice changes—Ellis’s erratic temper, the effects of sleep deprivation—he knows he has to act before Ellis reaches his breaking point. He invites Ellis to the opening of the new BDSM club, Secrets, where Wayne has a membership. His purpose? He wants Ellis to glimpse the lifestyle before Wayne approaches him with a proposition. He wants to take Ellis in hand, to control his life because he wants his friend back, and he figures this is the only way to do it.

There are a few issues, however. Ellis is straight. Stubborn. And sexy. Wayne knows he has to put his own feelings aside to be what Ellis needs. What surprises the hell out of him is finding out what Ellis actually requires.

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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/M with Bi tendencies for one character, BDSM
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Wayne and Ellis have been partners for a while. They work in an elite group of police and run towards the danger that is out there in the world. However, when things start to become more stressful and Wayne notices that Ellis is not coping well, Wayne devises a plan to help Ellis see that perhaps they would be better if they were more than work partners.

Ellis has been running his whole life. He has family that was abusive, family that rely on him too much, and he's trying to do his physically and emotionally taxing job – he's burning the wick at both ends and unable to keep up.

Wayne is a dom and wants to show Ellis how giving his submission to Wayne could free his mind and body in ways that would help Ellis be better at his job and in all other aspects of his life. Despite Ellis' initial reservations, he befriends another sub at the club (a new club in town), and learns that he is indeed a sub. That it doesn't mean that he's weak, and that Wayne and he were meant to be.

When the unthinkable happens, will Ellis trust Wayne enough to know what he needs and how to provide him with it? Does Wayne trust in their relationship enough to fight for Ellis? I loved how this story developed because you knew so much about each character. Their chemistry was more "manly" than romantic, but they connected well nonetheless. I can't wait to see what this series brings!

Man, I know I won't be able to do this book justice with my review. I just loved it though. I couldn't put it down. If you are a fan of the Collars & Cuffs series you will love this book. Ellis and Wayne are partners at work and best friends. Wayne has been in love with Ellis for the entire time. Ellis, of course, doesn't know this or the fact that Wayne is a dom. When things start to go downhill with Ellis at work, Wayne steps in. These two have a rocky road ahead of them but Wayne isn't giving up and Ellis is trying his hardest not to give in on stuff, even though secretly he wants to. This book gave me the feels – I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to slap a few people. The reader even gets to see some characters from the Collars & Cuffs series too, which is awesome. Great read and I can't wait for the next installment.

Although this is a new series, we do get to meet some good friends from Collars & Cuffs – which is a great bonus!

The leads in this book are both in a very high intensity, high risk role in the police force. That career choice and the reality of waiting for something terrible to happen, is brilliantly written. The dynamics between the team, and Wayne and Ellis in particular, give us an insight into just how close they are. That Wayne has spent six years wanting Ellis, but only ever been a loyal friend gives us an idea of just how much he cares.

Now that he has decided that he needs to step up, Ellis gets the full force of his support and his dominance – requiring him to reveal some of his tragically unhappy past. The abuse he suffered was very odd, but sadly not impossible to imagine. People do some terrible things to their children, that is for sure. As Ellis finds the strength to let go and give Wayne control, we see the start of a deep, and hopefully fulfilling relationship for them both. The journey into D/s and more is very satisfying. Obviously, things are not always smooth sailing, but you need to read it to find out for yourself.

I look forward to seeing who will be the focus of future releases in this series. And hope that we get to catch up with this lovely couple.

PS. Just a couple of comments about the language/context – I am a Brit, so reading the term truck grated, and the talk of building their own house seemed highly unlikely for two normal earning guys living in London. There just isn't the land available.

K.C. Wells

I've always written, right from an early age. I was always writing stories as a child, and as I grew up, I had the idea of writing a novel, like so many people do. Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter... K.C. now writes full time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it... it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

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Parker Williams

PARKER WILLIAMS began to write as a teen, but never showed his work to anyone. As he grew older, he drifted away from writing, but his love of the written word moved him to reading. A chance encounter with an author changed the course of his life as she encouraged him to never give up on a dream. With the help of some amazing friends, he rediscovered the joy of writing, thanks to a community of writers who have become his family.

Parker firmly believes in love, but is also of the opinion that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (plus a little hurt and angst, too). The course of love is never a smooth one, and Happily Ever After always has a price tag.

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Feel Me by Cecy Robson Blog Tour

RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Feel Me, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm...

Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want.

Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.

Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for his charm. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.

In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand.

Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.

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My hands fall to my lap. “I suppose now is a good time to tell you what I’m looking for,” I say quietly.

“What you’re looking for?” he asks.

I tilt my chin, wondering why he seems confused. “Well, yes. I have certain needs that I’m hoping you’ll help me with.”

His grip to his pen tightens. “Needs? For yourself?”

“For my unit,” I clarify. I wish like his brother, Declan also understood American Sign Language. Then I could sign and not give away how nervous I sometimes feel around him. I roll my ankle, trying to shake off some of my anxiety. For all he drives me crazy, he’s doing a hell of a job making me feel self-conscious. That doesn’t mean I’ll cower or stay quiet. “It’s my understanding that the assistant D.A.s currently assigned to SACU are burnt out and requesting reassignment.”

“That’s right,” he says, his expression sour. “Just a few hours on the job and I’ve already received transfer requests in writing.”

“I’d like to help select their replacements.”

“Excuse me?” he asks.

Okay, here we go. Boob appreciation hour is officially over. “I’m not trying to step on your toes.”

“But?” he asks, leaning back against his chair.

“But nothing. I respect that the decision is ultimately yours. I’m only asking for the opportunity to provide input.” He keeps his expression neutral, and I can’t be sure he’s listening. I force myself to continue. “There have been a few new hires, and a few D.A.s looking to be challenged. I’d like to observe them in court and see how they perform on their feet. More importantly, I want to observe how they interact with victims of the more violent crimes.”

Declan appears anything but pleased. Either I’ve pissed him off or I’ve pushed him into something he’s not ready for. “I’m going to lay it right out for you,” he says, his tone matter-of fact. “SACU is the unit attorneys least want. I’m surprised the A.D.A.s currently there have lasted as long as they have.”

All right. I did annoy him. “They’ve lasted because it takes a while to become acclimated,” I counter. “But once there, they realize their importance and how much the victims and their families depend on them to help them through the process.”

“I’m not saying the work or the victims aren’t important. What I’m saying is no one is exactly begging to work there.”

“I realize SACU is the last place our attorneys want to be placed,” I say, staring straight at him. “Especially those who enter this office strictly to make connections and jump start their political careers. But it’s one of the most important units because of the sensitive subject matter and the degree of violence we see.”

I don’t mean to be so blunt, and maybe he doesn’t either, but here we sit with our gazes locked and the tension between us escalating.

Damn it. Dad wants us to work as a team. But the more we speak, the more I’m reminded Declan doesn’t want to be a part of this unit, and nowhere near me.

I inadvertently trail my fingers above the collar of my dress, it’s a nervous habit, much like when women tuck a strand of their hair behind their ear. But I never tuck my hair with my hearing aids in place. Any sound that brushes too close to the receiver such as the movement of hair, putting on a hat, resting my head against a pillow, even an intimate whisper, creates back noise similar to nails on a chalkboard.

My fingertips stroke close to the swell of my right breast as I think our situation through. I freeze when I realize Declan’s stare is following each subtle movement.

This is too weird. No way can Declan O’Brien be eyeing me like he wants to take a lick.

I ran into him at a restaurant a few weeks back. I was picking up takeout following a five mile run, still wearing the shorts and sports bra I ran in. Of course I had to see him. And of course he had to look good... and so did the blonde on his arm. She was a total stick and all legs, wearing a dress I don’t think I could have shoved my left breast into. I’m so not his type. So then why...

“I’ll allow the input,” he says.

“I’m sorry?”

“I’ll allow the input,” he says, a little louder.

This time I don’t correct him. I didn’t hear him, too busy watching him watch me which is absolutely ridiculous―ludicrous even―and good God, why does he have to look so good in that damn suit!

“Thank you,” I say, tripping over the word.

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Declan O'Brien is asked to take over the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit and become acting District Attorney while District Attorney Miles Fenske deals with a recurrence of cancer. This means working closely with Miles’ adopted daughter, Melissa, who is hearing impaired. Declan isn't one to believe in love, given what he grew up with. Yes, his brothers and sisters found their happily ever afters, but Declan doesn't believe it's in his cards.

Declan has to work closely with Melissa on a series of cases, apparently, he can't help making a fool of himself in front of her. Melissa watches woman fawn all over Declan, she's just never been that type of woman. Their feelings for each other start to blossom and before they can stop it, they are acting on that attraction.

I found it interesting learning about Melissa's impairment and how it affected her. The chemistry between Declan and Melissa is super hot. I can't wait to read more in this series!

Cecy Robson has become one of my go-to authors for a great read that will suck you in from the very first page. The O’Brien boys are hot as sin and I’ve enjoyed each of the stories more than the last – Declan’s story being my favorite so far!

Declan O’Brien is the newly appointed ADA and has been given this position by Melissa Fenske’s father… the woman who he can never seem to keep from embarrassing himself in front of. Melissa doesn’t much care for Declan, believing he’s arrogant, rude, and a manwhore. Especially since Declan isn’t as appreciative as Melissa believes he should be in his newly appointed position as he actually wants the position of DA for Homicide, not SACU where he’s been put. Melissa and Declan work very closely together at the SACU offices and the close quarters are causing things to really heat up. Declan has always had a thing for Melissa, but Melissa isn’t one to give in easily and makes Declan really work for it…

Melissa might have been one of my favorite heroines in a long while, she’s overcome her hearing disability to have an incredible career, a fierce attitude, and a huge heart. I love that though I believe this book can be read as a standalone, we get huge chunks of the other O’Brien boys and their women from previous books – it really connected well together. I love this series and can’t wait to read more!

This is the fourth in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order. As each O'Brien sibling falls in love, we get to understand more about this close knit yet complex family. Declan has, to date, been the most resistant to even the idea that love is real, so inevitably his fall is so much harder for him to deal with at all.

Told from both Declan and Melissa's viewpoints, we get to see how these two function, and how even when they finally acknowledge their feelings for each other, there are plenty of obstacles in the way. I may have wanted to slap him a few times... but luckily his sister and brothers' significant others all give him a few pointers as to how badly he is messing up. It was refreshing to see a woman with a hearing impairment in a successful career, and to appreciate better how tough life must be when in that role within the legal system.

Miles, Melissa's father, deserves a special mention for being a special man – and when he tells Melissa about his time with Mae, he is the ultimate cool Dad!

The only problem with this book ending was that I would very much like the next one already – so I do hope you are busy weaving your magic, Ms. Robson.

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Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms and to-die-for Alpha heroes. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than sixteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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Rebel Custody by Sarah Hawthorne

A son in danger

The Demon Horde MC are no strangers to breaking the rules, but making a man pay to get his son back crosses one too many lines for Skeeter. He'll do anything, including play by the book, if it means bringing his son home. Hiring straitlaced attorney Miriam Englestein is meant to solve his problems, not create new ones. One look at her and his good-guy facade goes out the window. He wants to throw his buttoned-up lawyer onto the back of his bike and make her his.

A woman at risk

Miri wants nothing to do with the club. Her father may be in their pocket, but she's on the right side of the law and she intends to stay there. But there's something about Skeeter's plea—something about him—she can't walk away from. While she's tempted to let him do unspeakably wicked and delicious things to her, she can't risk her law practice, or her heart.

A dangerous deception

When Miriam agrees to pose as Skeeter's woman to get details they need for the case, things heat up fast—and it's not long before the lines between business and personal blur, and they're both in over their heads. In the MC world, lies have a way of coming back to you, and they put everyone at risk.

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Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Skeeter left Louisiana and never looked back. Imagine his surprise when a former friend shows up with a six-year-old boy claiming that the child is his son, and wanting $40K.

Jean Luc Devaneaux is a member of the Demon Horde and usually does everything outside the law, but he wants to do this right so there is no one who can take his son from him again. Enter Miri. The uptight daughter of the club's attorney. She's a stickler for doing things by the book and sometimes that just doesn't work for the Demon Horde.

Miri likes Jean Luc and sympathizes with his situation which leads her to go outside of her comfort zone in order to help him. Jean Luc likes Miri's sense of self and ability to put others before herself and the fact that she seems to care for his son as well.

I love this series and can't wait to read the next book.

This is book two in the series but can definitely be read as a standalone. This is an intriguing story and I love the twist at the end that has you falling even further in love with the characters! What I didn’t love is that though it’s labeled as an MC romance, there really isn’t much MC life at all – I found that disappointing.

Skeeter is a bad ass biker who lives for his MC… until someone from his past shows up looking for child support for a kid he never even knew existed. The kid’s mom passed away years prior and the uncle has been taking care of the kid and wants payment for having done so. Skeeter seeks help with the club’s lawyer, who refers Skeeter to his daughter, Miri. Miri is a family lawyer who spends the majority of her time working. She’s very judgmental of Skeeter at first, but when the two have to pose as a couple to get closer to Skeeter’s kiddo, their relationship starts to fade from fake and into more real.

I really enjoyed that though this story has a somewhat serious storyline, it does not lack humor and had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. The ending was my favorite part, it has a twist that I didn’t have figured out ahead of time and I love when an author is able to surprise me with something like that. Looking forward to where the author takes the next book in this series… hoping it’s more MC based!

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Sarah Hawthorne lives in the Pacific Northwest where drinks too much coffee, plans a lot of vacation and writes romance novels. Her native habitats include her garden and writing at the local library.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rebel Custody (Demon Horde #2) by Sarah Hawthorne to read and review.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Drama Queens and Adult Themes by Kevin Klehr

Adam’s about to discover how much drama a mid-life crisis can be. He’s obsessed with Mannix, the nude model in his art class. But Adam has been married to Wade for nearly two decades, and they don’t have an open relationship.

Little do they know that Fabien, a warlock from the Afterlife, has secretly cast a spell of lust on Adam and his potential toy-boy.

As things begin to heat up, Adam’s guardian angel, Guy, steps in. But what’s the best way to save the relationship? Should Guy subdue Adam’s wandering passions or instigate a steamy threesome?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

On one level, this is a simple story of a midlife gay couple who consider inviting a young nude model into their relationship. On another level, this is a story about the interactions between humans and the divine realm and a collection of philosophical musings on love, sex, and monogamy in gay relationships.

As complicated as the many entangled plot threads in this story become, the book remains light and witty at its heart. Adam and Wade fulfill every stereotype of midlife long-term partners. From theatre to art to a shared love of red wine, these two are instantly familiar and often more representative of a character type than characters who feel fully human. Similarly, Mannix is pretty, slightly aimless, and flattered by the older men’s obsequious attention.

There are some tender moments between Wade and Adam and Adam does some intense soul searching, but I most enjoyed the more comical, almost slapstick moments here. From amateur dramatics gone wrong to art class embarrassments, this book is laugh out loud funny. I loved the meddling angels, demons, and others.

I enjoyed some of the ideas about love and relationships. I did find it a little bit odd that a book about a divinely inspired gay threesome didn’t really have any sex on page. This is a story about sex and love with a charming ‘fade to grey’ PG13 parental advisory warning.

Moving between characters, worlds, and scenes at a breakneck pace, I found the plot to this story a little bit difficult to keep straight in my head. I know that this is the second book in the series and I’m guessing that I would have had a better time keeping characters and worlds straight if I’d started at the beginning. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this unusual story.

Kevin lives with his long-term partner, Warren, in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia’s own ‘Emerald City,’ Sydney.

From an early age, Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his work commitments changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, secretly passed the notebook to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his story. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again.

His first novel spawned a secondary character named Guy, an insecure gay angel, but many readers argue that he is the star of the Actors and Angels book series. Guy's popularity surprised the author.

So with his fictional guardian angel guiding him, Kevin hopes to bring more whimsical tales of love, life and friendship to his readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Drama Queens and Adult Themes (Actors and Angels #2) by Kevin Klehr to read and review.