Sunday, February 1, 2015

Wicked Reads Reviews – Rated: XXXmas by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock and E.F. Mulder

Fall on Your Knees
Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

Asa and his longtime partner, Javier, are looking forward to a cozy, kinky Christmas together. But when Asa discovers his coworker Drew has nowhere to go for the holidays, he invites Drew home for dinner. His motives aren’t entirely pure: Asa and Javier are both dominant, and occasionally arrange one-night stands with submissives. Asa’s been hot for Drew for months, even though he has no proof Drew is kinky.

Drew has wanted Asa since the day they met. Drew could never come between Asa and his partner, but it doesn’t stop him from fantasizing about belonging to Asa. About letting Asa do filthy, painful, incredible things to him. He accepts Asa’s dinner invitation reluctantly, not eager to witness Asa and Javier’s domestic bliss firsthand.

When Javier discovers Drew’s profile on a BDSM site shortly before Drew’s arrival, the game changes. A bold proposition leads to Asa and Jav sharing a night of play and passion with a dinner guest who’s nowhere near as innocent as he looks. But as their not-so-silent night progresses, all three find themselves on shaky ground. Can they keep this no strings attached? Or is there a way for each man to get what he really wants for Christmas?

Shepherd, Wise Man, and the Little Drummer Boy
E.F. Mulder

They were as close as brothers but hadn’t seen each other in a long time. The moment Shep sees Zeke again, standing there in his army fatigues, he wants to strip him out of them. Shep's trying to salvage a toxic relationship, though, and giving in to his desires for Zeke doesn't feel right. And even with Shep’s abusive ex gone for good, he still wants to wait.

When he and Zeke meet CJ by chance, however, CJ’s bold, brazen attitude lead to a sexual invitation they can't resist. Before Shep can say “three-way” he's lying beside the two, naked in CJ’s bed. The next morning, there are four of them. It seems like nirvana at first, but several partners engaged in sex is one thing; more than two in a relationship turns out to be something else. Shep has feelings for Zeke, and when it became obvious Zeke and CJ have feelings for each other, Shep's uncertain as to where that leaves him. He finds out quickly, and very soon discovers, that three might just be his lucky number for the best Christmas ever.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Fall on Your Knees
I loved this book and I think I even cried because I was so wanting Drew to be happy. Drew has the hots for his boss, but his boss is with someone. When Asa, Drew’s boss finds out his flight is cancelled due to weather he invites him to come home with him. What happens next is a wild ride. I wish the book was longer. I think it could have been spread out and dug in deeper but it was still really good and I ended up loving Javier at the end.

Shepherd, Wise Man and the Little Drummer Boy
Shep and Zeke have been as close as brothers since they were little kids. Zeke went into the military and when he was back for good the first person he saw was Shep. Zeke has always wanted Shep and has to convince Shep he is the guy for him. Shep has a crappy boyfriend and eventually dumps him. You would think that they would have their happily ever after right? Not yet, they meet CJ and sparks go flying. It is obvious that there is an attraction all around but because of Shep’s ex making him have low self-esteem, Shep bows out and decides to let Zeke and CJ have a relationship……until the question of a triad relationship is brought up. Will it work???

Characters: The characters were well written
Sex: Yes
Religious: It is brought up
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Not sure
Genre: M/M/M
Would I read more by this author: Yes

This comprises two stories, both MMM, one an established couple joined by a third, and one a new relationship all round.

Fall on your Knees
This was quite a dark read, both because there was a lot of pain dished out, but also because Drew was so much the third. There is light towards the end of the story, but it is definitely no more than an HFN.

Shepherd, Wise Man, and the Little Drummer Boy
I enjoyed this story, although the disfunctionality of the family did seem a little extreme. Overall it had some serious bits, some funny bits and some hot bits. It dealt quite well with the issues that any triad must surely face, and the leads communicated well.

Fall On Your Knees
Without reading any of these authors I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It is a naughty, darker, unexpected hot read. When Asa finds out the cutie at work he's been lusting over is left without a place to go at Christmas, he asks his partner Javier if he'd mind company. Asa and Javier play within the BDSM lifestyle, Drew wants to be in the lifestyle but has never had a partner to try it with. When Javier agrees Drew should spend Christmas with them it's the sexiest Christmas they've ever had.

Shepherd, Wise Man and the Little Drummer Boy
Even though this too is an holiday m/m story, it had such a different feel. It's sweet, loving, and emotional. It's also sexy, hot, and has a high steam factor. It was written very well. Shepherd is in a somewhat verbally abusive relationship with Harry. When Zeke (his brother's best friend) comes home from Afghanistan for good, he makes his first stop to Shep. Shep finds out the Zeke is indeed gay and in love with him. After some pushing from his family Shep makes the decision to get rid of Harry. Could he love Zeke? What happens when someone enters the bond they already have?

It is always great finding new authors to add onto my list of 'to-read' I will definitely be looking for more titles from these authors!

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rated: XXXmas by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock and E.F. Mulder to read and review.

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