Monday, July 20, 2015

Bare for You by Lexxie Couper

Not all cowboys ride horses.

Jeremy Craig is on the cusp of being named the deputy prime minister of Australia. Which means he’s got to play his cards right and stay deep in the closet. Australia is a lot of things, but there’s no way the country is ready for a gay prime minister. So far, it’s been an easy ruse to maintain. Until he meets Ryan Taylor. Then all bets are off.

Ryan is sick of the Brokeback Mountain jokes. For starters, he’s an Australian stockman, not an American cowboy. For another, he spends most of his working days alone in a helicopter, not on the back of a horse. As Wallaby Ridge’s only contract heli-musterer, he gets to escape any small-town scorn high in the sky. He’s happy up there. Lonely, but happy. Who needs passion and wild sexual pleasure in their life when they have the boundless skies of the Outback, right?

Then Jeremy Craig climbs into his chopper…

Warning: This book may change your opinion of politicians. It also contains scorching, no-holds-barred passion between two alpha men, one with a Ryan Gosling fetish and the other with a secret deeper than the ocean. Yes, it’s that complicated.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 stars
Bare for You is a novella filled with off-the-charts sexual tension and insta-lust in the extreme. Lust at first sight. It's a perfect way to spend a few hours indulging in a guilty pleasure read.

An out-and-proud helicopter pilot has to fly an in-the-closet politician around to different venues, and each are the other's version of a wet dream. Most of the scenes outside of the bedroom are just a stall tactic as the reader waits for the smexy action to begin.

Bare for You isn't deep or emotional, or filled with bells and whistles, but if you're looking for a sexy read to take your mind off of life, it's the perfect antidote.

I had 2 issues, though. The POV change-ups. After spending 9/10ths of a chapter being narrated by one of the characters, all of the sudden a few paragraphs would be by the other main character, to the point I became lost and had to reread. A few times it went back and forth, and I had to read a few paragraphs to discern who was narrating. A few extra spaces to give the readers a heads up would have sufficed, something to differentiated versus reading a passage twice while thinking,"huh?" My second issue: the amount of times on a page referencing the state of their cocks. I understood they both thought the other was hot, but that piece of man meat was used as a barometer of lust several times per page, & they were LUSTY fellows with a healthy appetite. It was a turn off of redundancy.

I enjoyed the read, but I'm not sure if I will remember it after I begin something else. However, I was entertained.

| M/M romance | Contemporary romance | Politics | Outback | Pilot | Hot & Steamy | Guilty Pleasure read | Forgettable yet enjoyable.

Recommended: M/M romance and erotic fans who love a great, sexy novella.
Would I read more of this series: This series and this author are new-to-me, & I read this novella as a standalone.
Would I read more by this author: Sure. If I had some time to waste and didn't have time to get into anything too involved, too emotional, and wanted something hot, in a heartbeat.

The author captures the heat and chemistry between Ryan and Jeremy very well and also gives us some depth to their characters and story. Jeremy is a political and is considered a ladies man by the public and he is in the closest. While Ryan is out but doesn't have many romantic options living in the outback.

I enjoyed the outback setting, the intelligent conversation and a relationship between two strong men with well-established lives. Ryan's mates were good fun too.

As an Aussie I had a great time reading the story. I enjoyed it so much I purchased the first two books in this series as soon as I finished Bare for You.

This is book #3 in the Outback Skies Series. I did read as a standalone.

Ryan Taylor is a very out and proud heli-musterer cowboy. He claims to be the typical "Aussie bloke" who has an attraction the Ryan Gosling, geeky type with glasses. When he is hired to fly around the Prime Minister of the arts and culture, Jeremy Craig, all he cares is that he's making good money for being at the Prime Minister's beck and call. When Jeremy steps off his private plane, Ryan's heart stops. Jeremy is everything Ryan has ever been looking for.

Jeremy jumped at the chance to officiate the opening of the Wallaby Ridge's first art gallery when the PM requested it. Jeremy knew it was a politically sound move. Jeremy had one goal – to be named as the next Prime Minister. He's worked for this his entire adult life. He knows that to accomplish this goal he needs to keep part of himself hidden, the part that he hasn't thought about in years. When Jeremy lays eyes on Ryan his every thought is surrounding Ryan and what he wants to do to him and have done from him. Can Jeremy fight his attraction to Ryan? Is Jeremy's career worth it, everything he's worked for? Can Ryan maintain a professional relationship with the fantasy become reality man?

I enjoyed Bare for You. It's angsty and sweet, lust driven and sexy. The characters are written in such a way that you are pulling for them. This was my first read from this author and I look forward to reading more.

I am a big fan of Ms. Couper's writing and her ability to ramp up the heat and the passion in a very short number of pages. Whatever pairing, or trio that she imagines, the story and the passion grab the attention and it is almost impossible to stop reading until the end.

Highly recommended for anyone who wants a hot, entertaining read with lust coming off the page. The guys are vividly described, and utterly imaginable (swoon). Looking forward to reading some more in this series.

Also Available in the Outback Skies Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn't stopped since. She's not a deviant, but she does have a deviant's imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.

When she's not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie's life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she's insane, an indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Bare for You (Outback Skies #3) by Lexxie Couper to read and review.

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