Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rules for Santa by Susan Hawke

Title:  Rules For Santa
Series:   Davey’s Rules, 3
Author:  Susan Hawke
Publisher:  Susan Hawke
Genre and Pairing:  MM, contemporary
Page Count:  169
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
Rule #18: Daddy’s boy will always believe in his Santa Daddy.

Homeless, alone, and now jobless, Cameron Evans is lost… until he’s found after a prominent local attorney literally trips over him when the boy is passed out from dehydration.

Scott Hendrickson has two things in life: his job as an assistant district attorney, and his son Davey. Other than that, he lives alone in a house that’s too big, too empty, too… lonely.

It’s not just Cameron’s life that might change for the better when Scott takes him in. Scott can provide material things and security, but Cameron returns the favor by breathing fresh air into Scott’s stale life.

Two men who need each other… one magical holiday season. Could a little Christmas magic be all that’s needed to bring the biggest gift of all? Maybe Cameron doesn’t need a Sugar Daddy… because he already has a Santa Daddy.

This is the third book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys,” and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Get ready for all the squishy holiday feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book. 

Rules for Santa by author Susan Hawke is the third book in Davey’s Rules series. This book has heat, humor, and a little light angst to get me turning the pages and wanting more.  This is my first time reading this series and I was not lost starting with book number three.   This book is written in dual pov which I love.  It is fun read.  Lots of humor in this book I loved it.
Cameron is a server at a restaurant.  He is taken with Davey’s dad. But he stumbles over his own two feet, he manages to get a reprimand and fired right in front of the sexiest man he has ever seen. He is really down on his luck and when Scott finds him passed out in front of the restaurant, he helps the younger man.  
Scott is an attorney and he works hard.  He is trying to slow down and enjoy things a little but has yet to find the man to share it all with. Then he meets Cameron, someone who needs him on a level no one has ever needed him before. From there a love that is strong and true grows.
I loved the humor in this book, and I loved the connection that Cameron and Scott have. They are really perfect for each other.  I recommend this book to any lover of true romance.  I know this one is going on my keeper shelf.

                              Five Shooting Stars 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ultimate Sanction by Sarah Luddington

Title: Ultimate Sanction
Series:  Shadow Ops: Bravo
Author:  Sarah Luddington
Publisher:  Mirador Publishing
Genre and Pairing: MM  Military gay romance
Page Count: 213
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
 Mac, a 42 year old veteran of the SAS, is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo learning to live without his closest friend Jacob Hayes after being forced into ‘retirement’.

However, a spat with an African warlord brings the SAS, British Military Intelligence and Jacob back into his life.

Mac soon discovers his enemies are more dangerous than he ever considered possible. While Mac, Jacob and Unit 12, the elite arm of British Military Intelligence, strive to prevent North Korea gaining a WMD of terrifying proportions. They also fall deeper into a global conspiracy set to disrupt the delicate balance of power in the world.

During their battles, Jacob forces Mac to confront the one truth he finds too hard to face alone. Mac’s sexuality is long denied, hidden in the dark by his brutal father before he ever had the chance to understand it. Is Special Forces operative Jacob strong enough to fight for the heart of the man he’s always loved?

This is a military gay romance with, off-screen torture (not BDSM) a high death count and a lot of action. It can be read as a stand-alone.

Ultimate Sanction by author Sarah Luddington is the second book in this series I like the title here Shadow Ops: Bravo I thought that was very clever way to say second book in the series.  I liked many things about this book.  I usually am not a fan of first person, but in this case, it works very well. The story is told from Mac’s point of view.  He has a lot of turmoil in his soul and it does show in his perspective.
Mac has been in the army for 23 years. He is out now and lives in the Congo.  He left his best friend three years ago. He though Jake did not feel the same way he did about him. I personally think Jake just thought Mac would always be there. Till well he wasn’t.
Jake has a lot of pain to get past with Mac. He also needs Mac in a way he never really expected to. He just has to get Mac to see it too.  Jake is strong, and very determined.
I liked this story. There is a 12-year age gap between Jake and Mac, but you really do not feel it. They both seem to be at the same level of maturity.   I liked how this story ends too. I cannot wait for more from this series in the future. I want to know what happens next.

                             Four twinkling Stars 

Jagher by Kiki Burrelli and Crista Crown

Title:  Jagher
Series:  The Kif Warriors, 2
Author:  Crista Crown and Kiki Burrelli
Publisher:   Crista Crown and Kiki Burrelli
Genre and Pairing: MM scifi futuristic
Page Count: 169
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
A barbarian and a scientist are destined to be together… if they can build a bridge between their vastly different cultures…

After Cillian’s ship crash lands in unfamiliar territory, he’s eager to continue his mission to explore space and discover new alien species. Okay, maybe he is a little scared meeting his first alien group, but who wouldn’t be wary of all that muscle and warrior’s determination? Not to mention the amount of bare skin… Still, he’s lived a sheltered life until now and has dreamed of making first contact with an unknown race. This is his chance.

Jagher’s not sure what to make of the bumbling science crew when they nearly take his head off, falling from the sky. They are aliens, that much he is sure, but they don’t seem to pose a safety risk. Especially Cillian, he’s too soft and sweet, and makes Jagher extremely protective and possessive whenever he is around. But thanks to Jagher’s status as a playboy, his warrior brothers don’t believe the strength of his affection until Jagher and Cillian touch for the first time and Jagher discovers they are mates. Now that he has Cillian, he has no desire to look at another again.

Cillian was only ever meant to spend a short time exploring space, and back home, his father has a life planned for him that will take Cillian out of Jagher’s arms. They set off through space together on a mission that will not only prove the depths of their affection, but introduce something new, and adorable, into their world.

Jagher is the second book in The Kif Warriors, an alien mpreg series. This series is the first co-write between Crista and Kiki. They’ve joined forces to bring you all the humor, magic, steam and action that you enjoy!

Jagher is the second book in the Kif Warriors series by authors Crista Crown and Kiki Burrelli . This is my first time reading this series. I will say the overall storyline was very easy to follow. I did feel like I was missing something I could never put my finger on exactly what though. So, I think this is better if read in order.  I also think fans of the series would love this story even more than I did.
Jagher he is protective and fiercely loyal.  He will see justice done no matter the cost.  Very much an alpha type of character with a pure heart.
Cillian well his entrance into this story is a little untimely to say the least. He is a human relations officer. From a Central Alliance planet.  He is supposed to just study the local culture.  He is going to be more than just studying it now.  I liked this heart and his loveable nature. Very complex character that I liked seeing each layer of.
This entire story is really well done. I can tell it is very well thought out and the pace is great. I think I would have had a better experience if I did not start in the middle but having said that, I highly recommend this book. I loved how these two authors brought me a world I want more of. I want to have more stories in it, and I love the characters.   Very well done and a must read.

                                  Five Shooting Stars

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Holeshot by Lynn Michaels

Title: The Holeshot
Series:  Holeshot, 1
Author:  Lynn Michaels
Publisher:  Rubicon Fiction
Genre and Pairing: MM contemporary
Page Count: 318
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
In the world of Supercross, taking the holeshot means one racer leaps ahead of the crowd and into first, leaving the rest of the pack behind. If Supercross racer Davey McAllister knows anything, it's how to take the holeshot. When the hot rising start mechanic, Tyler Whitmore, shows up in his bed, Davey does just that. But, dating a competitor's mechanic threatens to blow his ride if anyone finds out. With the fear of losing his sponsors, he has to keep his love life completely under cover, but Davey is in deep and wants to tell the world how much he loves Tyler.

Tyler Whitmore wants to be out of the closet, but dating the competition is a death sentence for his career. Overprotective of Davey's reputation and his own dreams, Tyler refuses to commit to his lover and is afraid of falling hard. Will they ever be able to find their way through the Premiere racing league pitfalls and acknowledge their love?

The Holeshot is the first in the Holeshot series by author Lynn Michaels. This is a steamy fast paced read.  Personally, the steamy stuff is a little too fast for me in this one. I would have liked more of a connection between these characters, but I can see where some people would love this one.
Davey is a racer. He lives most of the time out of his RV when he is on the road. He is tired from press junkets and racing just wants to get in bed and rest. Only he finds his bed has a sexy man already sleeping in it.   Luckily for Davey he is not bothered at all as a matter of fact is a welcomed surprise.
Tyler is a mechanic for the KTM team.  He is 21 but looks fresh out of high school. He has an air of real innocence to him as well. He is cute cuddly and really sweet.
Overall a great book with a ton of sizzle to it. The pace is great to this story as well. I cannot wait for more from this series and see where the author takes us next.

                                          Five Shooting Stars 

Captive Wolf by L.C. Davis

Title: Captive Wolf
Series:  The Wildcrest Pack, 1
Author:  L.C. Davis
Publisher:  L.C. Davis
Genre and Pairing: MM Paranormal
Page Count: 323
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
An alpha who thirsts for blood discovers his greatest temptation yet: an omega who belongs to the enemy.

As a Bloodstrain wolf, Roman Redthorne is one of the most feared shifters in the surrounding territories, and for good reason. His family line has been closely guarded for generations, all with the intent of strengthening the rare trait that allows them to draw power from the blood of their enemies.

There’s only one rule a powerful alpha like Roman must obey: find an omega who’ll strengthen the line.

Jake certainly isn’t that, but when Roman is betrayed and left for dead by his own brother, the feisty omega who takes him home makes him question everything he thought he knew. Captive behind enemy lines, Roman will have to fight for his freedom. But what if freedom doesn’t mean what he always thought?

Captive Wolf is the first book in the Wildcrest Pack series. This is a standalone Mpreg romance with a cold-as-ice alpha and the fiery omega who makes him melt, a loving pack of close-knit shifters, and a guaranteed HEA.

Captive Wolf: Coming October 15
Shattered Wolf: Coming Early November
Scarred Wolf: TBD
Little Wolf: TBD
Bound Wolf: TBD

Captive Wolf is the first book in the Wildcrest Pack series by author L.C. Davis. I liked this introduction to the series. This book has action, adventure, politics, and lots of love.   The book is written in dual pov so you really get to be in the minds of both characters.
Roman he is a protector. He is fierce, will kill if necessary, and he is loyal.  He is a Bloodstrain wolf one of the most powerful wolves around. His brother betrays him, and he gets captured.  Lucky for Roman that is how he gets to meet his mate.
Jake is an omega. He wants to more than someone used for breeding. He has been waiting for his fated mate to come along. I loved Jake he is braver than he knows and stronger than he thinks.
Overall this is a great story with memorable characters. I know I want Declan to have his story next. I cannot wait to see how things will unfold in the future and how these men find their mates along the way.

                                    Five Shooting Stars

Motorcycles and Macarons by Ashton Cade

Title: Motorcycles and Macarons
Series: Hearts of Snow Lake, 1
Author:  Ashton Cade
Publisher:  Ashton Cade
Genre and Pairing: MM contemporary
Page Count: 214
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 

As a biker, I've always loved the open road—and no man ever compared. I’ve mastered the quickie, the one-night stand, and I’m not into changing things up. Why mess with perfection?

When I roll into Snow Lake to take over my uncle’s mechanic shop, the last thing I want to do is settle down. Until I lay eyes on Grayson, who is not the kind of man suited for a one-night stand. He’s domestic as all hell, running his bakery and doing cute sh!t with his son all damn day. Not. My. Type.

But I can’t take my eyes off of him. Every time I see him, my heart pounds; I go weak in the knees. I dream about holding up a ring, and making him mine forever.

I never wanted this life—I always thought it was a trap. But Grayson, gorgeous and kind, is giving me a sweet tooth for his baked goods and all his other delights.

I just might want to make a home on this road where I’ve landed. If Gray is with me, I might fall in love with Snow Lake after all.


My partner left the minute Harry came into our lives. Ever since then, it’s been me and my boy, all on our own. I didn’t want to be a single dad, but Harry makes it all worthwhile. Sure, I’m not going on any dates, but romance can wait. I’m done with the heartbreak of losing my man, and I’m not pulling Harry into any relationship that won’t last forever.

That’s why Layton comes as a surprise. He’s everything I never wanted—a bad boy with bedroom eyes, and thighs muscled from gripping his motorcycle. He keeps showing up in my nighttime fantasies—and at my bakery every morning, looking like he wants to take a bite out of me.

When I slip up and let him get a taste, I know he’s all wrong. I can’t keep a man like Layton happy, and I need him out of my life for good. It’s too bad because I was a little bit in love.

I never imagined it would hurt so much to leave Layton behind—or that my sweet boy would want to have Layton around. Layton keeps telling me he’s for real, that he’s in this for keeps. I’ve never been the kind of guy to take a chance, but maybe this is the time to give it a try. 

Motorcycles and Macarons is the first book in the Hearts of Snow Lake series by author Ashton Cade. This is a sweet fast paced story with characters I cannot wait to know more about. This book is written in dual pov.  Personally I take a lot of books in dual pov, I like being able to get into both character’s minds and feelings. This Pov really allows that.
Layton is moving to Snow Lake. He loves being in a new place. Fresh start is just what he needs right now. His uncle Joe had unexpectedly given him his garage and the home he has over it and then moved to Florida.  He is afraid to start dating in Snow Lake he doesn’t want small town stereo typical behavior to start.
Grayson, he lives across the street from the garage. He has a child and his partner has left him.  He is a good man with a kind heart and a great kiddo too.
Overall this is a fun easy read. I cannot wait to know more about Snow Lake and those that live there. This story made me smile and want more.

                                   Five Shooting Stars 

Geeked by Declan Rhodes

Title: Geeked
Series: Matchmakers, 2
Author:  Declan Rhodes
Publisher:  Declan Rhodes
Genre and Pairing: MM contemporary
Page Count: 185
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
From the outside, self-described computer programming geek Blake Moss is a straight, happy-go-lucky partner in the rising gay matchmaking company, Match Made. On the inside, the facade he’s built since a traumatic breakup nearly a decade ago is starting to crack.

Hunter Schultz, former football jock, is still licking his wounds only months after walking out on his incompatible boyfriend, Robert. Devotion to his job as head of the city’s LGBTQ+ youth center helps him make it through the rough patches.

The CinderFella charity auction sponsored by Match Made and benefiting the youth center brings Blake and Hunter together in an unexpected way. After a last-minute confession from Blake, his boss, Daniel, buys him a date with Hunter.

Blake is terrified, and Hunter is intrigued by the quirky man who’s fascinated by old dance music and science fiction TV. Against all expectations, the future looks like it might be bright until Robert’s jealousy intervenes, and Blake’s anxiety flares.

Geeked is a 53,000-word gay romance. It’s the second book in the Matchmakers series. The book includes steamy scenes, dancing ducks, disco, and cheesy sci-fi, plus a guaranteed happy ending. 

Geeked is the second book in the Matchmakers series by author Declan Rhodes.  This book is written in dual pov. I loved this one, geeky romances are right up my alley.
Blake he is nervous, adorably awkward, the software wrangler for Match Me a gay match making business. He is kind and really sweet.
Hunter he is a protective personality. He takes care of his grandparents. Does a lot of volunteer work.  He can talk to almost anyone about anything.  I love his heart and soul truly beautiful character.
These two are perfect for each other. They just have to get over their own personal hang ups. When you want a story to make you believe true love is real, I highly recommend this one.

                             Five Shooting Stars