Friday, April 27, 2018

No Filter by Nora Phoenix

Title: No Filter
Series: No Shame, 1
Author: Nora Phoenix
Publisher:  Nora Phoenix
Genre: MMM, Contemporary
Pages: 290
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Indy will do anything to prevent his mobster ex from finding him. Their last encounter left Indy recovering for months in the hospital, and ever since he’s become an expert at hiding in plain sight. Determined to stay under the radar, he takes on a new identity and moves from place to place. His life has no room for friendships, let alone love, so he keeps his heart firmly closed. After all, he has nothing to offer but a damaged body and a broken soul. Plus, he’s so done with men. Until he meets the man who breaks through all his defenses.

Former Army Medic Noah came back damaged from his last tour—in more than one way. Between supporting his best friend-with-benefits Josh who’s struggling with PTSD, dealing with his own issues, and the stress of his job as a physician assistant, rebuilding his life seems impossible. There's little time for what Noah needs, let alone for what he wants. When he meets Indy, Noah discovers what he wants more than anything: for Indy to stay. But how will a relationship with Indy work when Noah needs Josh as well?

Indy never expected the strong, confident Noah to be as damaged and broken as himself. But what will happen if he starts letting Noah in? Indy knows he should run to protect Noah and Josh.

Noah needs Indy to stay more than anything. But will what little he has to offer be enough to make Indy trust him and stay?

No Filter is a steamy M/M romance featuring an open relationship (no cheating!) that ends with a HFN, but with the promise of a HEA. It’s the first book in the No Shame Series, and is not a stand-alone novel. It contains hot sex, a hint of a ménage, lots of talk about hot sex, flashbacks of said hot sex, and…Oh well, you get the idea. Also: trigger warning for mentions of sexual abuse.

No Filter is the first book in the No Shame series by author Nora Phoenix.  This story had me at page one. Indy is a vibrant engaging character that I really could not predict what he would do next.  He is just one of those characters that jump off the pages and takes your attention.
When we meet Indy he is running, he is dressed like a woman and living in his car. He doesn’t want anyone to guess who he really is or who he is running from.
When he ends up in the middle of a robbery he finds the most interesting man literally on top of him.
Joshua has PSTD and Indy helps him during the robbery, so the man doesn’t get shot. I love the way Indy helps too.  His brand of cheeky humor and sass tends to get him into a lot of trouble.
We get to meet Noah Joshua’s best friend who and amputee and ER PA.  He is also dominant.
All of these men need each other, and I found the combination really well done. I will admit I was more into Josh and Indy than I was having Noah in the mix but overall well done.
I cannot wait for more from this series and see where these men go next.

                               Five Shooting Stars 

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