Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Whiskey Dreams by Ranae Rose

Whiskey Dreams ~ Ranae Rose

This is a m/m historical fiction romance novel (Rated NC-17)

4 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

 The war that won the country its independence also lost many of the men who fought to achieve it, including Brom’s lover. Years later, he still feels as if he left half of himself on the battlefield. When a new schoolmaster comes to Sleepy Hollow, a spark and a whiskey-flavored kiss ignite feelings he thought were long dead. But in order to be with John, he’ll have to let the past be the past, or risk letting it destroy his opportunity to start over. And even then, loving another man is a dangerous endeavor.

My Review ~ Terri @mybookboyfriend

This story was short but it was what I needed at the time. A friend recommended this one when she found it for free, yes, FREE, on Amazon. So I snatched it up. When I had a moment and I didn’t have time to read a long book, I eagerly dived into this one.

The writing was pretty solid for such a short read. Sometimes when it’s free, the stories aren’t so great but I was pleasantly surprised.

My torched character pulled on my heartstrings, I wanted to be there and stroke his hair and take away all the bad things. Lucky, this guy was tough. There was a bit of story line that leads you to wonder what will happen next.

My school teacher was what can I say without giving much away. Well, let me just say, he was what I hoped for.

Overall, I liked this one and I’m looking forward to the next.

My book boyfriend is Brom.

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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Best of Both Worlds by Liz Andrews

Best of Both Worlds (Friends & Lovers #1) ~ Liz Andrews

This is an adult m/m romance novel (Rated NC-17 for the sexiness of it all)

4 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

Sometimes you just have to come right out and ask the question.

Friends and Lovers, Book 1

After months of exploring his bisexuality on his own, college student Chase Randolph is ready for a night out on the town—all the way “out”. He never expected Alex Landry to witness his first experimental sexual encounter, though. Chase has been attracted to his best friend and roommate forever, but one thing is sure: Alex is straight. So straight, he’s never caught on to Chase’s mixed tastes.

Alex assures Chase they will always be friends, but privately, his own reaction shocks him. An ex-jock isn’t supposed to fantasize about his roommate. Not supposed to need another man’s kiss so badly it makes him sweat. He was prepared to change direction after his football career ended before it began, but change this drastically?

As Chase and Alex struggle to come to terms with the changes in their relationship, jealousy pushes friendship to the brink—of disaster…or love.

Product Warnings: No heaving bosoms here, just two gorgeous guys, lots of muscles and some closet doors banging wide open.

My Review ~ Terri @mybookboyfriend

This book may not win any literary awards, but for me it was entertaining. The storyline was hot and I enjoyed it it for what it was.

The plot was a page turning and the pace kept moving. Yes, there were a few unbelievable parts. Yes, some of the dialogue is cheesy and unbelievable. But love is cheesy sometimes. So that didn’t bother me as much.

SPOILER ******Alex quick turnaround from straight to bottom doesn’t ring true for me. But I’m a hetro girl, what do I know, lol. *******END OF SPPOILER

However, if you are looking for a quick hot read, check this one out. But it was freaking hot I tell you. My book boyfriend is Chase. Got to love him.

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Sunday, 3 June 2012

His Heart's Obsession by Alex Beecroft ~ Guest Reviewer

His Heart's Obsession ~ Alex Beecroft

This is a m/m historical fiction novella (Rated NC-17)

4 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

Kingston, Jamaica, 1752

Robert Hughes, a lieutenant--and rogue--in the British Royal Navy, is in love with his gorgeous fellow officer, Hal Morgan. Hal only has eyes for their captain--a man who'll never share their inclinations. Night after night aboard the Swiftsure, it kills Robert to listen to Hal's erotic dreams of a man he can't possibly have. Determined to protect his friend, Robert stages a seduction.

But Hal demands proof of love before he will submit to the rakish Robert.

Mission accepted. After all, how hard could it be to show what's inside his heart? Yet Robert's move to claim Hal's love leads to the threat of exposure, and mortal danger from the French. Will a heart obsessed ever accept defeat?

My Review - Terri @mybookboyfriend
This story was definitely more plot driven than romance. The romance elements were there. They were just more subtle and the story of behind the romance took center stage. Being on a naval ship in that time period made me think how tough it would have been to be different than societies norms.

The complex nature of the men’s hearts and mind, what they will wait for and what they will not makes this story.

Many of us at some time in our lives love from a far. Not many ever get the pay off. It was a nice happy ending when romance can work for two people.

My book boyfriend is Robert.

Rogues (Brook Street #3) by Ava March ~ Guest Reviewer

Rogues (Brook Street #3) ~ Ava March

This is a m/m historical fiction romance novel (Rated NC-17 for the sexiness of it all)

5 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

Two of London's most notorious rakehells, Linus Radcliffe and Robert Anderson, are the best of friends. They share almost everything-clothes, servants, their homes, and even each other's bed on occasion. The one thing they don't share: lovers. For while Linus prefers men, Robert prefers women...except when it comes to Linus.

As another Season nears its end, Robert can't ignore his growing jealousy. He hates watching Linus disappear from balls to dally with other men. Women are lovely, but Linus rouses feelings he's never felt with another. Unwilling to share his gorgeous friend another night, Robert has a proposition for Linus.

A proposition Linus flatly refuses-but not for the reasons Robert thinks. Still, Robert won't take no for an answer. He sets out to prove a thing or two to his best friend-yet will learn something about the heart himself.

My Review - Terri @mybookboyfriend

After reading the first in the series, I had to read this one. I was captivated by it and drawn in from page one. This is the shortest of the three I believe. These are novellas in length. But yet, you don’t feel like you’re missing any part of the story once you’re done. You simply want more because it’s that good.

Ava just has a way with this series and these characters. I could feel them through the pages like I was there. She flushes out her character very well and makes them more than one dimensional. They each have their way about them.

Okay, so I’m gushing. This was book three and I didn’t know it. But it’s the kind of series that you don’t absolutely have to read in order.

My book boyfriend, Rob. (I couldn't resist this picture, not 1822 like.  Forgive me.)

Fortune Hunter (Brook Street #2) ~ Ava March ~ Guest Reviewer

Fortune Hunter ~ Ava March

This is a m/mhistorical fiction romance novella. (Rated NC-17)

5 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

London, 1822 .... Impoverished Julian Parker returns to London with one goal: marry an heiress. He'll do whatever it takes, even if it means denying his desire for men. After all, with a fortune comes happiness and social acceptance—which have eluded Julian his entire life.

The only things a vast fortune has brought Oscar Woodhaven are greedy relatives and loneliness. At twenty-one years of age, he has everything a man could possibly want—except someone to love him. When he meets devastatingly handsome Julian Parker, he believes his luck has turned.

Between Oscar's lavish gifts and their searing hot nights, Julian is caught between what he thinks he needs and what his heart truly desires. But when a betrayal threatens to tear them apart, Julian discovers he'll do whatever it takes to convince Oscar the greatest fortune of all is love.

My Review - Terri @mybookboyfriend

It’s hard to say which of the three books I liked the most. But there was something about this one that really got to me. The dynamics between the two could have easily been predictable, but Ava did a few things that made it different and interesting.

I have to say, I was impressed with Ava. This wasn’t a story all about sex, nor did it exclude it. There was enough steamy moments to a readers pleasure. The historical part of the story was done well. The time period captures. What was required of a ‘gentleman’ of that era and how those who choose to go against society’s standards went about it.

Great Job Ava, I look forward to more book by you in the future.

My book boyfriend is Julien, but I really love Oscar two. Therefore, I chose this picture.