Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Snow Regrets by M.A. Innes

Title:  Snow Regrets
Series:  Snowed in Inc Valentine’s Inc, 3
Author:  M.A. Innes
Publisher:   M.A. Innes
Genre:  MM, BDSM, daddy kink, contemporary
Pages: 200
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
When Joseph gets trapped with his father’s former coworker in one of the worst snowstorms of the year, he starts to wonder what ancient god he must’ve pissed off. After being kicked out of the house at eighteen and having to make his way on his own, the last thing he wants is to be stuck with the sexy older man.

Forest isn’t looking for a relationship, but when Joseph steps back into his life, grown up and hurting, he can’t walk away. Maybe it’s the Daddy Dom in him, but leaving Joseph confused and angry goes against everything he believes in. But getting Joseph to open up is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to helping him move on from the past.

When a boy is frustrated and confused, can a temporary Daddy step in and help, or will unexpected emotions steer things in a surprising new direction?

62k words
Story Contains: MM Sexual Content, BDSM elements, Spankings, and Age Play (no ABDL)

Snow Regrets by author M.A. Innes is the third book in the Snowed in Valentine’s Day Inc series.  I really liked this one. I liked the blend of Daddy Dom, and more traditional I guess you would say Dominate behavior. This book is told in dual POV so you get to really feel what the characters are feeling and thinking.
Joseph is the younger man in this book. He is a sub by nature and wants a Daddy.  He also needs a Dominate in his life.  He is a complicated sub and needs a Daddy to match that.  I liked that he is strong even though life has thrown him many curve balls he adapts and thrives.
Forest, he is supportive. Able to bend and able to be what Joseph needs. He has always had a special connection to Joseph but now he is able to take it to the next level. He is a caring doctor and he brings that into his personal life by caring for all around him. I loved him being the dom for Joseph and the Daddy. He has what it takes to be both.
Overall this is my first time reading this series, I was not lost at all. I also would love to go back and read the books I missed. This book really had all the feels. I love the deeper connection that being a Daddy Dom brings to this book. I look forward to more from this series in the future as well.

                              Five Shooting Stars

Monday, January 20, 2020

Wolf Rejected by CJ Vosse

Title:  Wolf Rejected
Series: Blessed Shifters Trilogy, Shifters of the Great Wolf Series
Author:  CJ Vosse
Publisher:   CJ Vosse
Genre:  MM, Paranormal
Pages: 282
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
The man he is destined to love doesn't believe in fated mates.

Grayson is a wolf shifter who spent the last decade in an institution and never had the opportunity to live life or fall in love. When Grayson recovers his sanity, he hopes he'll finally have a chance to enjoy life.

However, the weretiger posing as a doctor and waiting for him when he awakens literally threatens to change the course of Grayson's life.

Micah is a once world-famous actor turned weretiger and happily single because he knows he is too evil to be loved. His alpha orders him to break a wolf shifter out of a hospital, but the irresistible attraction Micah feels toward Grayson takes him by surprise, complicating what should be a simple kidnapping.

As the two men learn the real motivation behind Micah's abduction of Grayson, events grow dangerously out of control, culminating in the release of an immortal demon that could threaten the world.

Grayson has never fallen in love but knows at the very core of his being Micah is his fated mate and won't let anything keep them apart. Not even Micah's rejection.

Micah has done evil things in his life and made all the wrong choices for himself. He refuses to allow his attraction to Grayson grow despite Grayson's sizzling smile, warm eyes, and crazy talk of fated mates. Micah knows his love will irrevocably corrupt Grayson.

How can they allow themselves to fall in love when the price is death?

This is the third book in the Shifters of the Great Wolf paranormal romance series. This sexy romance contains steamy scenes with a guaranteed happily ever after and no cliffhanger.

For maximum reading enjoyment, we recommend you read the series in order. Book 3 completes the first trilogy in this ongoing series.

Shifters of the Great Wolf Series

Blessed Shifters Trilogy

Book 1: Wolf Hunted
Book 2: Wolf Betrayed
Book 3: Wolf Rejected

Wolf Rejected by author CJ Vosse is the third book in the Blessed Shifters Trilogy, it is also part of the Shifters of the Great Wolf Series.  This book is written in dual pov. I love that lets me get into both character’s minds and feel what they are feeling.  This book is not a fluffy read, it is a complicated story, and needs to be read in order.   There is a ton of political things going on, and more introduced.  I did find it a complicated but still very good read.
This is Grayson’s and Micah’s story. Warning there is violence in this book, and I like the way the author threads in the mental illness aspects.  Without giving too much away, it is a real pivotal part of this storyline.  It is 100 percent from the MC’s pov so it can really get confusing, however, I loved the way it was done.
Grayson has had a very hard road. From when he was 16 and got the gift that keeps on scaring him. To now. He is blind, he is a werewolf, and he is so much more. That more is dangerous and very much against his true gentle nature. 
I liked this character’s strength. He is no shrinking violet who needs saving. He is strong in his own right.
Micah. He too has a strength few really take seriously. He is an ex-actor a very successful one. He knows how to read a room. He can lie at the drop of a hat. But he can survive and get the job done too.  I liked peeling back his layers and really getting to know the man inside.
Overall you will really get into some heavy subjects in this book. I found them really beautifully done. I love this series. I think even though this is the end of the trilogy so to speak, I think it should be extended and include more. There is a ton more to say and do and I would love to read it.  If you are a fan of this series like I am I highly recommend picking this book up. It is a great read and really is a great addition to the series as a whole.

                          Five Shooting Stars 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Someone to Hold me by Lisa Oliver

Title:  Someone to Hold Me
Series: The Gods Made Me Do It, 6
Author:  Lisa Oliver
Publisher:   Lisa Oliver
Genre and Pairing:  MM Paranormal
Pages: 395
Reviewer Name:Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Someone to Hold Me. The Gods Made Me Do It #6

(Can be read as a standalone)

Hades, Lord of the Underworld, has spent years searching the world for his Fated Mate. He's watched his brother and nephews find their "light" and yet he can't find his. On the verge of giving up hope, Hades attends his brother Poseidon's wedding; so outside his comfort zone, but his discomfort proves worth it. Because there, at the reception, he finally sees his light.

It wasn't that Ali was uncomfortable around wolves - he'd been a good friend of Claude's for years. But when one of the wolves at Claude's and Poseidon's wedding gets verbally pushy, he feels he has no choice but to shift and find the alpha. What he doesn't expect is to find a beautiful man with soulful eyes, holding out his hand.

After all Ali and Hades have been through in their lives, you'd think the Fates would be kind to them. But between Cerberus's howling, Persephone's snarking, and Ali's family proving there is more to them than their blatant wealth, Ali and Hades have their hands full creating a life with each other. But maybe, just maybe, the Mother has a gift for them after all.

This is an MM paranormal true mates story intended for adults only. 

Someone to Hold Me by author Lisa Oliver is the 6th book in the Gods Made Me Do It series.  This installment to the series can be read as a standalone. I would highly suggest reading them in order though. I think that is the best experience you do meet men you have gotten to know and get to see where they are now.
I am also gonna mention this is my least favorite series by Ms. Oliver. It just lacks the connection and spark some of her other series have that make me want to read them.  This story is okay, not one I would re read. But it was okay.
In this story Hades Lord of the Underworld is searching for his soulmate.  He has watched all of his loved ones find theirs, and is disappointed he cannot find his.
I found him not that likeable. He is rather okay but not really a character I wanted to cheer for.
Ali is adorable. He is a chipmunk shifter. I loved meeting a new to me shifter. He actually saves this book for me.
Both men have past problems they need to deal with to have a future.
Overall good read.  It is a good addition to the series.

                                Four Twinkling Stars 

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Someone to Hold Me

Lisa Oliver has a new MM paranormal shifter romance out, book six in the The Gods Made Me Do It series: "Someone to Hold Me."

Hades, Lord of the Underworld, has spent years searching the world for his Fated Mate. He's watched his brother and nephews find their "light" and yet he can't find his. On the verge of giving up hope, Hades attends his brother Poseidon's wedding; so outside his comfort zone, but his discomfort proves worth it. Because there, at the reception, he finally sees his light.

It wasn't that Ali was uncomfortable around wolves - he'd been a good friend of Claude's for years. But when one of the wolves at Claude's and Poseidon's wedding gets verbally pushy, he feels he has no choice but to shift and find the alpha. What he doesn't expect is to find a beautiful man with soulful eyes, holding out his hand.

After all Ali and Hades have been through in their lives, you'd think the Fates would be kind to them. But between Cerberus's howling, Persephone's snarking, and Ali's family proving there is more to them than their blatant wealth, Ali and Hades have their hands full creating a life with each other. But maybe, just maybe, the Mother has a gift for them after all.

This is an MM paranormal true mates story intended for adults only. This book can be read as a stand-alone. Mpreg elements (Not the MCs, or the focus of the story)

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Someone to Hold Me

Cupping his hand carefully, Claude reached around his neck. Sitting on his palm was the cutest little chipmunk Hades had ever seen. He had pale gold fur, mixed with almost white on his belly and paws, and his face had two black streaks that ran from his sharp little eyes to the edge of his pointed ears. And he was pissed off. Sitting upright on his back legs, the little fellow jabbed his wee front legs around as though he was boxing, chattering nineteen to the dozen. Hades doubted anyone could understand what was being said, but they could understand the tone and it was all directed at the hapless Bart.

“Well, would you look at that,” Sei grinned reaching out a finger as it he wanted to touch. “Ali has to be the cutest little shifter I’ve ever seen.”

“Put your finger away,” Hades muttered quietly, more to himself than anyone else. “You touch him, and I’ll strip the skin from your fingers.”

But obviously he wasn’t quiet enough. “Brother?” Sei looked shocked and then a huge smile spread across his face. “You see the light at last?” Claude and the other wolves who’d all stood around wanting to be nosy, looked between them as if not sure what was going on.

Hades only had eyes for his cute little mate, who had stopped chattering and was now twitching his nose madly in Hades direction. “I’m not the greatest catch,” he said quietly, catching the little creature’s eyes, “but I’ll spend eternity doing my best to make you happy if you’ll let me.” He slowly held out his hand and waited.

Time stood still. Hades wasn’t even sure if his heart was beating anymore. The little chipmunk dropped down on all fours, looking over his shoulder at Claude who smiled, then at Bart who growled, and then back at Hades. Twitching his tail madly, he took a flying leap, landing directly on Hades’ palm. Hades quickly moved his other hand to cradle him. He didn’t want his little mate to fall off and hurt himself. But Ali showed no signs of falling. Looking up at Hades he pointed one of his front paws at Bart and started his angry chittering again.

“I know, I know. I completely understand.” Hades said, nodding, keeping an eye on the angry shifter. “This guy has upset you and he deserves to pay. I totally agree.”

“Er, bro,” Sei cast a worried look in Claude’s direction. “The wolves get upset when us godly beings interfere in pack affairs.”

“Ali’s not pack.” Hades called on his power. A voice screamed in the back of his head that this was not the right place, that he could lose his mate if the wee guy couldn’t handle who he was, but Hades wasn’t about to shirk his duty to his precious mate on the very first day. “Do you know who I am?”

The world looked different from his new perspective. In his god form, Hades’ head almost touched the ceiling – the wolves below him not even half his size. His power cloaked the room – dark, dangerous – there was not a being in existence who didn’t immediately recognize how menacing he could be, even if they didn’t know who he was.

Only Ali appeared unaffected. The tiny chipmunk looked even smaller in his huge hand, but the guy didn’t seem worried, rubbing his cheek against Hades’ thumb which Hades found rather soothing.

“I’ll say again,” Hades’ voice bellowed around the room. “Do you know who I am and who’s mate you’ve had the audacity to upset?”

“Oh, my gods,” Bart fell to his knees, blathering. “I’ve done it now. My sexy shaft is going to be the death of me. That’s who you are, isn’t it? You’re Death and you’ve come to take me away and fuck, I’m still hard. I can’t die before I orgasm, that’s just not fair.”

“Actually,” Thanatos pushed through the crowds, his mate tucked in by his side, “I’m Death and I’m not taking you today, although your god reference was highly accurate.” He looked up at Hades and winked. “The man is a simpleton, Lord; I can see his soul. He is one of the classic examples of a man being led around by his dick, but I don’t believe he meant any permanent harm to your mate.”

Hades’ heart almost stopped when Ali leaned over his finger, chittering madly at Thanatos. Tilting his head to one side, Thanatos listened and then nodded. “You are quite right, little one, that anger of his is a grave concern. Any of the Doms here know they have to respect the laws of consent. I’m sure Claude has a suitable punishment for him, though, don’t you think? You really don’t want trash like this cluttering up the Underworld.”

Ali chittered a bit more and Thanatos laughed. Hades wished he had the power to understand all languages but only Death himself had been granted that power. “You’re probably right about that too, little one. But the Fates get upset when someone takes a life unnecessarily and this man isn’t bad, he’s just misguided. I’m sure he’s going to apologize, isn’t he?” He looked back at Bart who was watching, his mouth slack.

“Apologize,” Claude growled, stepping forward when Bart stayed silent, his fist raised. “You’ve upset two gods today and Death himself, not to mention my really good friend. Say you’re sorry, or I’ll castrate you and then we won’t have to worry about your dick leading you astray again.”

“Not my dick, not my dick.” Bart doubled over, clutching the body part in question. “I’m sorry. I’ll listen. I’ll take whatever punishment you give me, but don’t kill me, please don’t kill me.”

“It seems your presence has rendered him more useless than usual,” Sei sighed, digging Hades in the thigh with his elbow. “Why don’t you take your new mate somewhere special and get to know him. You have my word Bart won’t bother you or your mate again.”

Slowly moving his arm, Hades bought his hand up to his face. His sweet little chipmunk showed no fear – even reaching out for him with his cute front paws. “Are you ready to leave?” He asked keeping his voice as low as possible which wasn’t easy in this form. Ali’s excited bobbing of his head meant his fur brushed across Hades’ cheek sending tingles throughout his whole body. Closing his eyes, Hades enjoyed the sensation for just a moment, before translocating them to his favorite earthly home. No matter how accepting Ali was proving to be, he wasn’t about to subject his mate to the cold hardness of the Underworld until he absolutely had to.

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Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.

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Everything about Sean stirs Peter’s protective instincts—saving people is what he lives for—but he never anticipated falling for someone so hell-bent on running from him. On top of his physical wounds, Sean struggles with grief and guilt, and the mess his estranged father left when he died threatens to overwhelm him.

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Road Between by Patrick Benjamin

Title:  The Road Between
Author:  Patrick Benjamin
Publisher:   Patrick Benjamin
Genre and Pairing:  Contemporary and M/M
Page or Word Count:  
Reviewer Name:Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Just because you can go home again, doesn't mean you should.

Television personality, Parker Houston has spent a lifetime following that motto; Running away at seventeen and vowing never to return to the small country town that made growing up gay, unbearable. When the death of a loved one forces him home for the first time in twenty years, Parker has to reconcile the life and the people he left behind -- unearthing secrets and conflicts long buried.

While trying to mend the fractured relationships within his complicated family, Parker meets Bryce, a cocky rancher with a womanizing past. Although the friendship seems unlikely, neither man can deny the explosion they feel when their two worlds collide

The Road Between is a slow burn romance by author Patrick Benjamin.  This story is told in first person by the character Parker.
I really felt this was more about the journey Parker takes to accept not only where he is now, but where he was before in life. He comes full circle in this book. The romance is almost a secondary thing that happens. I think it would need a sequel to really explore the romance angle more.
However, this is a compelling book. There is a ton and I mean a ton to get through. This is a book I could not read in one sitting. 
Parker has been through hell. And for a sensitive reader there could be triggers in his story. Abuse heavily plays a part in his tale.   Parker is following his path he wanted to since childhood. Now he has to accept himself and move past a few things.
Bryce I am on the fence on how I feel about him. He is a good secondary character. But as a long interest he falls short for me.  She is Parker’s sister’s brother in law. But his attitudes come off chilly at times. He does improve as the book goes on. But again, he doesn’t feel as developed or necessary in this story.
Overall a good read. I am glad I got the chance to read it. A bit heavy in places and the romance is a slow burn if that is what you are looking for in a book this is the one to pick up.

                         Four Twinkling Stars 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Winter Cowboy by RJ Scott

Title:  Winter Cowboy
Series:  Whisper Ridge Wyoming
Author:  RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Genre and Pairing: MM Contemporary
Page Count:  261
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
Micah Lennox left Whisper Ridge after promising the man he loved that he would never return. But the only way he knows to keep his pregnant sister and nephew safe is to go home. Spending winter in Wyoming opens too many old wounds, but he's on the run from justice which can't be far behind, and this is his last chance at redemption.

After a hostage situation leaves Doctor Daniel Sheridan struggling with PTSD, he returns to Whisper Ridge. Joining his dad in family practice is a balm to soothe his exhausted soul, and somehow, he finds a peace he can live with. That is until he meets Micah in a frozen graveyard, and the years of anger and feelings of betrayal boiling inside him, erupt.

Two broken men fight and scratch for their lives and that of their families, and somehow, in the middle of it all, they find each other.

Is it possible that love can be rekindled and become a forever to believe in

Winter Cowboy by author RJ Scott is the first book in the Whisper Ridge Wyoming series. I cannot tell you how much I loved this story. It is a fairly heavy read, there a ton of emotional baggage in this book, but it is so well done.  This book is written in Dual POV and handles some very tricky subject matter with amazing tact and grace.
Daniel and Micah has always had a relationship. They became more than friends in their late teens. One night though changed everything for them both.  Daniel lost a brother, had one injured and lost his love forever. All in one fell swoop.
Daniel we will meet again about nine years later, he has had more scary things happen to him, and some PSTD from it. He is a doctor and a good soul who has been through a ton and really needs some help to deal with it.
Micah if he didn’t have bad luck, he would have no luck at all in this book.  He has no choice but to go back to the town where everyone hates him. He will do what it takes to protect those he loves.  He is a deep feeler and a kind soul.  He has a ton to deal with in this book. He is stronger for it.
I loved the flow of this story. It is a tad heavy not one I could finish in one night. But overall, I would consider this a must-read for the truly romantic like myself. I will be looking for more from this series in the future, I would like to see where it goes, and who falls in love next.

                             Five Shooting Stars