Monday, July 6, 2015

Horizontal Analysis by E.M. Leya & Nicole Colville

When Zachary is sent to London to audit a very high profile company, the last thing he expected was to meet the man of his dreams on the flight there.

Killian's life has been hell for the last few years, but meeting Zach is the breath of fresh air he needed, even if he is half his age. He didn't expect things between the two of them to escalate as fast as they do.

One night of passion isn't enough, but there is danger in pursuing more, especially when fate throws them a curveball they never expected, and with Killian's ex ready for the attack, they could lose everything, still, with the chemistry between them, staying apart isn't an option.

With an attraction like neither has experienced, they are willing to risk it all, fighting the world around them that wants to keep them apart. Challenged in ways the two couldn't imagine possible, they must figure out how to hold on to something they know they might never find again.

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Taking a deep breath, Killian held Zachary’s hand in his, not wanting to let his touch leave him so soon. Their eyes still in each other’s strong hold, neither one breaking away, not once.

Killian could feel how much they both wanted each other, he wanted to ask Zachary if this was okay, but he didn’t. He moved quickly, pressing their lips together for a kiss, being careful not to freak Zachary out too much and giving him the chance to pull away by taking it so cautiously. After all, this wasn’t something Killian did. It had never been his style to get off with strangers, he always knew the men, always had confidence they wanted him back.

His lips were soft, pliable against Killian’s mouth, not moving, but not pulling away either, so Killian pressed harder, sliding his lips gently against Zachary’s. He smelled divine, and he tasted even better. Killian shuddered when he felt the first response from him. Zachary’s lips pressed firmly against his, moving against him, his tongue suddenly and unexpectedly caressing Killian’s lips apart. They both moaned when they joined for the first time, unsure, but eager for more.

Zachary shifted closer, holding them together with his tight grip on Killian’s arms. He had to have him in his arms, he had to crush their bodies as close as they could, so he slid his arms free and wrapped them around Zachary, pinning them chest to chest. He felt so good, so firm and toned, but the way he just melded into Killian’s frame made a full body tingle run through every inch of him.

Their tongues fought against each other, their hands running over each other’s bodies, pulling and teasing the other quickly into a white-hot state.

Breathless, and hard as hell, Killian pulled back, looking into Zachary’s eyes, seeing how wide and bright they were, how his pupils had blown.


Shit! He didn’t want to stop, but he didn’t know this kid. This kid! Killian shouldn’t be acting this way. He shouldn’t be kissing this young man so blatantly. Things were moving too fast for him, but… He’d never wanted anyone like he wanted his blond piece of American apple pie.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Horizontal Analysis starts out in the first-class lounge of an airport. The older man sees the younger man, and it's instant attraction. I enjoyed the start of the book – found it light and sweet, and a lot naughty. But when it progressed to insta-lust/love/attraction/chemistry without any buildup, I lost interest. [They both kept thinking and saying how they've never felt this way about another person before, without a meaningful conversation and a whole lot of groping, and they weren't talking about sexual chemistry. They were feeling hearts and flowers upon meeting one another – a stranger. I don't believe in love at first sight, so that was difficult for me to read after that. That's on me, not the author. But I felt I should mention this as it might be similar for other readers.] I'm a reader who needs to know the characters first – wine and dine me before you take me to bed. The beginning of the book, first 4 chapters or so, is entirely made up of sex. I couldn't buy the connection between the characters because they knew nothing of each other, and I (the reader who was inside their heads via the narration) knew nothing of them either. So I felt an obvious disconnect.

Was the sex hot? Hell, YES!

I'm not a prude. I love the down and dirty as much as the next reader, but it was too fast, too soon for my liking. So I'm going to say the story was fun, sexy, & far removed from realistic. But it was just not to my tastes. I'm going to leave it at that.

I was offered the next book in the series from my review group, and I'm going to give that a try.

Recommended: Romance readers who love the naughty side of a book, and they are impatient and want instant gratification.

This book grabbed my attention from the very beginning and it never stopped, I didn’t want the book to end. Dream job + dream man = dream come true right? This was a great story, it had passion, instant love, drama, angry ex, and hot sex. I loved Killian from the beginning, I felt his pain from the start and his lust and want for Zach from the moment he set eyes on him. Zach was sweet and innocent and you couldn’t help but love him. This is a must read story, there were some twists that I saw coming but ended different that I thought and of course I was in shock and shed some tears. I truly enjoyed this book and will re-read it again. Thankfully I have the second book in the series ready and waiting and I can’t wait to dive in and hopefully catch up with Killian and Zach.

Characters: Well written
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

Here is what I knew going in: Insta-love and lots of sex.

I am not a fan of insta-love but Horizontal Analysis jumps in right from page one. If you can overlook that, it really isn't a bad read. The sex scenes (of which there were plenty) were extremely HOT. Each orgasm was better than the last, a man in his forties going more than three times in night without much of a break, (I call bullsh*t) and there is some cheesy dirty talk but together as a whole it works. This is FICTION and anything can happen. Sometimes I have to remember that when reading.

Is someone worth taking a risk for? Giving up everything you know for just a tiny shot at happiness. That's what Killian and Zach are unknowingly searching for.

I was entertained enough to finish in a few hours. The sex scenes kept me going, the suspense at the end was a nice little surprise. Not bad for my first read from this pair of authors.

3.5* review
I enjoyed this read, and the underlying premise behind the story, although I did have a few issues. Crazily the biggest issue for me was probably totally silly in anyone else's eyes, but as an accountant, I felt that the repeated mention that Zach struggled with the foreign currency was a bit ridiculous. We are talking pounds sterling, which are divided into one hundred pennies ... not some weird hexadecimal currency! And even the dollar to pound exchange rate varies between $1.5 - $2 : £1. Millions of tourists manage this each year, but not a highly intelligent man? Sorry, but that annoyed me, a lot! It was also somewhat crazy to send a 21 year old half way around the world to do an audit ... but hey, I could choose to suspend belief to an extent....

The story itself, is quite clever, and although the depth of their feelings was somewhat hasty, I could accept that as neither of them were of that nature, it must have really bowled them over. I was with Zach though questioning Kilian's previously terrible choice!

Overall I enjoyed the series and would read more by this team of authors whose works I have admired and read avidly in the past.

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E.M. Leya

Emma Marie Leya aka E.M Leya lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter, two dogs, a cat, and two birds. When she isn't writing, she is an avid swimmer with a passion for the mountains. She's often found playing outdoors. She currently as over forty books out in several genres and is busy working on the next.

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Nicole Colville

Nicole Colville was born and currently lives in Leeds, England. She is a wife to her very understanding hubby and mother of two young girls who somehow manages to fit in being a full time author of m/m romance and erotic into her busy home life.

She loves writing complex characters in bittersweet romances which will leave you addicted and craving more from her men

Although best known for her popular series, Hidden and Knights to Remember, she also enjoys writing with friend, and fellow author, E.M Leya. Together they have published two books in their Sinful Temptation Collection with more planned.

Her new ménage collection based in the popular city of Manchester, England is her first solo full length novel outside of The Hidden Series and has three books planned for release in 2015 & 2016.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Horizontal Analysis (Sinful Temptation #1) by E.M. Leya & Nicole Colville to read and review.

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