Monday, April 23, 2018

Fox Hunt by Zoe Perdita

Series: Haven City, 10
Author: Zoe Perdita
Publisher: Zoe Perdita
Genre: MM, Paranormal
Pages: 227
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
* * *Bestselling Haven City Series* * *

Edward Wilder’s life sucks. At 18, the fox shifter is homeless, trying to care for his baby sister, and since a group of hunter’s maimed him, he can’t even get a normal job. Things can’t get worse—until he witnesses a murder. Now the cops and criminals are on his ass, and he has nowhere to turn. Until Maxwell Strider shows up. Problem is, Max is a hunter, and Edward hates hunters.

Max wouldn’t take in a couple of foxes under normal circumstances. He may only hunt truly dangerous shadow folk, but that doesn’t mean he wants to open his home to a potential enemy. But he owes an old friend a favor, and Edward and the baby, Daisy, need his help.

Protecting Edward should be easy, but the fox wakes a desire Max never knew he possessed. A lust Edward seems to share—if only at night. But can he mend the hurt Edward faced in the past and earn the one thing he’s denied himself—a chance at a family—before it’s too late?

Contains an enemies to lovers romance with fated mates between a sexy hunter and a broken fox shifter, graphic gay sex and a HEA ending. 

Fox Hunt is the tenth book in the Haven City series by author Zoe Perdita.  I would read this series in order it is really more enjoyable that way. You get a better idea of the politics and how this world works that way.
Edward:  has to get food for his baby sister. He needs money. He is a fox shifter. He gets caught by people who think he is an assassin and he gets arrested. He cannot talk so he cannot explain himself either.
Maxwell: he is a hunter. Wanted to know the police had gotten involved in his hunt. It is his job to keep humans safe from dangerous shadow folk.
When Maxwell gets the job to protect Edward and his baby sister Daisy he finds himself in the position he never thought he would be in, falling for a shifter. Wanting a family with one. But can and hunter and the hunted find love?
I loved the ending to this one.  I love also how the characters come full circle and learn to be better people by the end of the book.  I want more from this series, I cannot get enough of the shifters, the hunters and those they love.

                               Five Shooting Stars 

Omega's Child by James Wolfe

Series: Fated Omegas, 1
Author: James Wolfe
Publisher: James Wolfe
Genre: MM, Paranormal
Pages: 147
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Taylor is an omega who is completely dedicated to his tribe and serving his alpha leader the best he can. Although his greatest dream is to bear children and create a family, he has yet to meet his alpha mate. After all these years, he has begun to write off these dreams as fantasy.

But then Cole, an alpha leader from another tribe, comes into the picture. Cole is arrogant, demanding, and strict... everything that Taylor usually hates in an alpha. Despite Taylor's attitude toward him, though, Cole seems to take an odd interest in Taylor. An interest that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon.

Is it possible that Taylor could find his alpha mate in this man? And if he does, is it a blessing or a curse?

This standalone M/M paranormal romance is currently on sale for only .99 and comes with a HEA ending!

The first book in the Fated Mate series by author James Wolfe is called Omega’s Child. This one is a pretty fast read but I loved it. There is a strong emotional connection to this story. The perfect way to start out a series.
Cole is a neighboring Alpha. He is stern but fair. When Taylor’s tribe needs food, Cole asks for one thing in exchange. He wants an Omega of his own.
Taylor is the right hand of his Alpha. They are food friends and Taylor loves being needed.  When he gets picked for the exchange he has a hard time. How can he let go of a pack he loves and joins with an Alpha he barely knows?
Taylor has a lot of growing up to do in this book. He has to learn the difference between friendship and love. Also, he has to learn how much his new pack really does need him.

Overall this is a great start to the series and I want more. More of the wolves, the town, everything. It is a great story that any shifter lover would love. 

                              Five Shooting Stars 

Woman of His Dreams by Sam Crescent

Series: Romance on the Go ( Curvy Women Wanted, 11)
Author: Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 51
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Reese and Julia have never liked each other. From the moment they met, they clashed. She thinks he’s a man-whore, and he believes she’s an entitled bitch with her head always stuck in a book. One night, one argument, too many drinks, and those views change. Instead of being annoyed by her, Reese just wants to fuck her—and one time is never enough.

After just passing high school, and failing college, Julia is trying to pass classes at night courses, but she’s failing that, too. Coming from a family of high achievers, she hasn’t found her place in the world. But one night with Reese and her ordered world comes to a halt.

Their “sex dates” turn into something more as they share themselves and what they care about, and Reese comes to realize that Julia is the woman of his dreams. He’s willing to fight to take her as his own, but can she trust him with her heart and not just her body?

Woman of His Dreams by author Sam Crescent is the 11th book in the Curvy Women Wanted series.  The series does not have to be read in order.  This is my first time reading it and I loved this story so much. Not only does it have a plus-sized heroine it is a super sweet storyline that I loved.
Reese and Julia are opposites. He is a lady’s man, she is the one with her nose stuck in a book. But they cannot seem to get enough of sex with each other. But what happens when Reese finally starts to feel more, and Julia decides it might be time to move on?
Julia doesn’t think Reese wants her for anything but sex. But she cannot seem to stop herself with him. 
For his part, she brings out the possessive man he never knew he had inside.
I liked watching these two falls in lust and love.  They might not be the most likely of couples, but they sure do have the chemistry for it.

This is a quick but steamy read, and I cannot wait for more from this series. I loved this one and want more. 

                                        Five Shooting Stars 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mastema’s Obsession by Ravenna Tate

Series: Demon Wheels MC, 3
Author: Ravenna Tate
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 188
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Kayla Romanowski is having trouble adjusting to life as a dancer in Scotty’s Place, the posh strip club that the Demons on Wheels MC owns and operates. She hadn’t really expected to be assigned domestic duties, even though it was a clear expectation when she was hired As a result, her days involve resentment and dubious glances from the other women.

All that changes when she finally allows Mastema, the club’s Secretary, into her bed. Kayla is gun shy from her past experience at other clubs, but there’s something about Mastema she finds irresistible and trustworthy. He also helps her put everything in perspective, including her extra duties and their importance to the running of the club.

As she and Mastema grow closer, she opens up about her life, and discovers he’s harboring a secret of his own. Can they let go of their pasts and embrace their future together? 

Mastema’s Obsession is the third book in the Demon on Wheels Mc series by author Ravenna Tate. So far this is my favorite in the series.   You don’t necessarily have to read this series in order, but I recommend you do just because you do meet people you have met before. It would not interfere too much with your enjoyment though if you start with this one.
This is Kayla’s and Mastema’s story. This series is gritty, hot, and completely compelling to read.
Kayla thinks Mastema is the hottest guy she has ever seen. She has had some really bad experiences with men before. She has been assigned as part of the laundry crew for the club. She also is a dancer. She has never worked as one before, but she does it.
She wants to pull her weight and be a valued member.  She has never really been around people who cared and protected each other before. She is also a size 16 I love she is a plus-sized character. She has backbone and sass too.
Mastema secretary to the biker club.  Cannot stop thinking about Kayla.  He is the kind of man to put his life on the line to protect others. Rough kinda guy a little on the crude side and likes his sex just like he is and a little on the kinky side.
He is tender beneath all the toughness. He will do what it takes to have Kayla be his.
Overall this is a powerfully written story with great memorable characters. I loved the connection these characters have. It kept me turning the pages and wanting more.
I cannot wait for more from this series. Bring on the bikers and the women they love.

                              Five Shooting Stars 

Phenex's Retribution by Ravenna Tate

Series: Demon Wheels MC, 4
Author: Ravenna Tate
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 195
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
They don’t call her Wonder Tongue for nothing, but Meghan Sanders longs to be more than a sweetbutt, cook, and bartender at Scotty’s Place – the posh strip club the Demons on Wheels MC owns. She wants Phenex. She’s held that secret in her heart, never daring to wonder if he felt the same way. Because if he knew her past, why would he want her?

Phenex, the Demons on Wheels MC Road Captain, finds it difficult to get close to anyone. A tragic event in his childhood keeps him emotionally closed and distant. When he accidentally uncovers something hidden in Meghan’s past, a stronger bond than great sex begins to form. He’s had a thing for this extraordinary woman for two years, but she doesn’t know that.

Can these two heal old wounds that hold their hearts captive, and find love with one another? Or is it too late?

Phenex’s Retribution by author Ravenna Tate is the fourth book in the Demons Wheels Mc series. I have not read this series in order and I was not lost. I there are characters you can tell are from other books in there but if you don’t know them it is totally fine.
This book has the story of Megan and Phenex.
These bikers are rough, the language used reflects that as well. Very gritty in both what they do and the language they use. I found it added to the authenticity of the storyline itself.
Megan is known in the biker gang as wonder tongue.  She has horrible pains in her stomach from nerves. She works as a bartender and in the kitchen for the gang.
She is a tough but sweet character. She knows her job, she pulls her weight, but she needs love too.
She needs someone to say enough for her cause she tries to take on way too much otherwise.
Phenex he is round around the edges to say the least. He has had an extremely hard life. I found though he has deep feelings. He has a lot of love to give to the right woman.
Together these two make a great couple they each balance the other out in some way.  I found them to have really great chemistry as well.
I also would love to know more about the bikers and the world they live in. I cannot wait for more.
When you want a gritty romance with a ton of heat in it I would pick this one up. Great series I can highly recommend.

                       Five Shooting Stars

Define Naughty by Shannon West

Author: Shannon West
Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 104
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Nick Darby has been in love with Carter since kindergarten when he stole Carter’s cookies and made him cry. Best friends all through school, they’ve stuck together through everything—except Nick’s declaration that he’s in love with Carter. Carter is straight, and the argument they have in their senior year of college finally ends their relationship for good when Carter says something unforgivable. Carter wishes he could take the insult back the minute he says it, but it’s too late. Nick disappears from his life and vows never to see him again.

But Carter finds after a few years that he can’t live without Nick, and he comes to the small college town where Nick is now teaching to confess his love for him and to try to salvage their relationship. He’s beginning to realize that he wants Nick back in any capacity—whatever Nick still wants. Will Nick accept his apology after so much time has passed? And will it take a Christmas miracle for the two of them to find their way back to each other?

I am not usually one for holiday type stories, but I really liked Define Naughty by author Shannon West.  It is a fun read that I really liked a lot.
Nick is grumpy and in pain from leg. It is before Christmas break and the kids are excited.  He is just annoyed. He is a professor at Crawford College. He has a rep for his bad temper. He survived an explosion in the army. He rescued his friends.  He is kinda bad ass. But his leg suffered scarring and damage from the blast.
I liked Nick he is a sexy adorable grump when we meet him. But he has a great heart that shows through.
Carter is a new instructor starting at the college. He teaches modern poetry. These two had gone to school with each other when they were kids. Nick has a ton of bitterness towards Carter.
But Carter has come to get Nick back in his life. They had been best friends at one time and Carter wants that again.
This is a sweet quick romance. I think Nick really needs Carter in his life, he needs a breath of fresh air. Carter needs his best friend back and together they are an amazing couple.
This is a quick sexy romance that made the holidays a little spicier for me.

                               Five Shooting Stars 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Short Order by Pat Henshaw

Series: Foothills Pride, 8
Author: Pat Henshaw
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 89
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
When recent horticulture graduate Dr. Fenton Miller arrives in Stone Acres, California, he thinks his only concern is which job offer to accept after spending the holidays working at his cousin’s plant nursery. But after he rents a room from another shorter-than-average man, sous-chef John Barton, Fen falls in lust.

While he’s attracted to Fen, John’s got bigger concerns when two men from his past arrive in town and pressure him to return to San Francisco. Although John tries to stop Fen from getting involved, Fen realizes his lover is in trouble and is determined to protect him.

As the holidays get closer and Fen makes his own enemy, the joy of the season gets lost in the ill will around them. To ensure love triumphs, Fen and John must stand tall to show that short, dark, and handsome is a recipe for love.

Short Order is the 8th book in the Foothills Pride series by author Pat Henshaw. This series just keeps getting better and better. It does not have to be read first to understand this story. But I would just because it is that good.
Fen is a doctor of horticulture.  He is going to cure the world through plants. He is easy going happy kinda guy. Nothing much phases him.  
John he is brisk, all business.  He is sous chef and has a room for rent.
These two seem like the most unlikely of couples. But they are what the other needs. I like that. This is a very short story, but I really loved the characters. They are well developed and have a lot of heart and soul.
I think this one is a great addition to the series and I cannot wait to see who falls in love next.

                               Five Shooting Stars