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Kieran (Atherton Pack Book 4) Audiobook by Toni Griffin Narrated by Nick Flint

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Audible Link

http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Kieran-Audiobook/B01MU7MJ42/ref=a_search_c4_1_10_srTtl?qid=1483747428&sr=1-10

Blurb

“You need to go to Atherton,” they said. Easy for them. The higher-ups at headquarters don’t have their whole world on the line. When Detective Damon Kelly’s bosses send him across the state on a “simple” cyber fraud case, he never thinks he’d meet his mate, then risk losing Kieran by doing his job. No matter what other possible angles Damon works, his partner Grant Davis is sure Kieran’s best friend Corey’s their guy, and Grant is bent on bringing him in.

After the birth of their Alpha’s son, the Atherton Pack needs another beta. Kieran Baxter couldn’t be happier to accept. What Kieran doesn’t expect is for all hell to break loose his first week on the job. Clashing with his mate at every turn, and fighting a human cop who wants to arrest Corey for hacking a government database, wasn’t part of the plan either.

As more evidence piles up, a bigger, scarier picture comes into focus that could threaten not only the Atherton Pack, but everything the world knows.

Review

(Book Reviewed Here Previously)

This is the fourth book in the Atherton series and while it can probably be read as a standalone I think you’d miss a lot in the continuing story arc if you haven’t read the first three. There’s not a lot of world building so I think the author assumes you’ve been following along.

In any case, we get to see what happens after Corey. There’s an investigation, some potential for a break in the secrecy from humans and of course Kieran and Damon learning they’re mates.

What I liked about this is that both MCs are strong, almost alpha types, so they like to manhandle the other quite a bit. There is quite a bit of sex in this and a fair amount of the book is also devoted to the ongoing story arc. I do wish there’d been a bit more “relationship building” but it wasn’t terribly different from the previous books in this regard.

One thing that bothered me a little: the guys end up mating fairly quickly and sharing the mind link – but they still end up not “knowing” the other well. Wouldn’t they just “talk” via the mind link and establish the relationship that way? But that’s a small complaint.

If you’ve been enjoying the series, as I have, this is a great installment and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Audio

I really like Nick Flint and I always enjoy his narrations.  He always does a great job with the accents though he doesn’t do a lot to differentiate the characters.  He’s good with emotions and this is a great way to enjoy this addition to the series.

4.5 of 5 stars for both the audio and the book

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Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) by L.A. Witt

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Riptide Presents

http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/afraid-to-fly

Blurb

Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.

Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.

Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.

It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.

Review

This is the second book in the series, and by the trend I’m guessing LA Witt isn’t planning on this being “light or fluffy”. In the last book our MCs had a steep age difference to deal with and in this, our MCs are both older (woot!) and loaded with more baggage than a supermodel on vacation!

You know how sometimes you just crave angst, or fluff, or humor, or action… well this is a book for when you want gritty reality, tough times and even tougher love. Neither of these guys’ lives is easy, and even by the end, it’s still pretty rough.

If you’ve read Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/915439223?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1) you’ll have a bit of an idea of how this book looks from Clint’s position. He’s ALWAYS in pain of one sort or another, he can’t do everything he wants and there’s really no hope of that ever changing.

Travis’ demons are no less serious, he’s an alcoholic who won’t ever be “free” of the desire to drink, he’s got PTSD and some family issues that are always going to be a problem.

So… wow. Right? On the one hand I loved that these guys are gonna be there for the other. They both need support and love and who better to offer it than someone who’s walked a mile in your boots, right? On the other hand, this was relentlessly heavy. It was hard, sometimes, to keep going, not because the writing was bad or because I didn’t care for the MCs or want to see what happened, but because it all feels a bit too hopeless.

Like I said, you have to want to read a book that feels “real” because this definitely does. No happy, fantasy fixes, no miracles, no crazy sudden solutions. Just life, bare boned and real.

As a result, it’s kind of hard to give this a rating. I loved that the MCs were older, that they talked through their problems, that there wasn’t a “big reveal” risking their relationship. On the other hand, I kind of like miracle cures (even if they’re unbelievable) and I kind of wanted them to end on a happier, more hopeful note (not relationship-wise – that feels pretty solid, but in the rest of their lives.)

So, if you’ve got your big-people pants on and want a good, but rough ride, this is for you. If you want something light, easy, or fluffy – keep looking.

3.75 (rounded to 4) of 5 stars

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Catching A Bit Of Irish (Wolves of Stone Ridge #13) by Charlie Richards

Extasy Books Presents

http://www.extasybooks.com/catching-a-bit-of-irish/

Blurb

Out of the Cage: A bit of Irish magic isn’t always a good thing!

Frederick Reb Drunger is accompanying his alpha and the alpha’s mate on vacation. He’s one of the wolves charged with protecting them while they all enjoy the sights of Ireland. He never expects to discover his mate is a human friend of the local Irish pack. That should make him easy to claim, since Daithi Murphy knows all about shifters. Except Daithi already has a boyfriend, Evan, who’s extremely possessive and not at all happy when Reb wants to get to know his mate. When an Irish goblin targets Reb, can he find the culprit behind the attacks and convince Daithi it’s worth uprooting his life and moving to Colorado with him?

Review

This is a fun one because it introduces one of my favorite characters: Frankie! It’s interesting because it takes place in Ireland and we get a new paranormal element that throws a wrench in the works.

It’s a nice departure from the hunters story arc and a nice few days with Decal and Lark being relaxed as well.

Since Daithi knows about shifters, there’s not a whole “reveal” and the romance moves quickly with only Daithi’s ex causing troubles for the pair.
I really enjoyed this and especially loved meeting Frankie for the first time.

4 of 5 stars

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Best Laid Plans (Shifter Assassin Series # 5 ) Audiobook by Sandrine-Gasq-Dion narrated by Greg Boudreaux

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Audible Link

http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Best-Laid-Plans-Audiobook/B01NBT0N5P

Blurb

The men of the super-secret Skull Blaster unit have put down their weapons long enough to find love – and even husbands – from Arizona to Alaska and the Olympic Peninsula. Now their new families and friends are hoping to find their own happily-ever-afters. Werewolf Sawyer Quinton’s brothers have finally found their mates in the Drake brothers, Dakota’s former packmates. Things get off to a rocky start, but love conquers all. Or does it? Can the Drakes overcome the gay bashing they suffered at their father’s hands and be true to themselves and the men they love? Or are some lessons just too hard to unlearn?

Review

This is book 5, and though each of these is probably okay as a standalone, I don’t recommend it. Each book builds on the previous books, and this, more than the others, relies pretty heavily on that pre-existing knowledge.

We have the twins, Grayson and Xander moving up to Alaska to work with two of the wolves from Macon’s pack, Jagger and Taylor (he was the alpha’s son who got caught with Dakota and subsequently got Dakota kicked out of the pack). It turns out, not really surprisingly, that they are the fated mates of Grayson and Xander.

There’s a lot of this story to love. Grayson and Xander are both virgins! who have saved themselves for their mates. The main thrust of the story is simply the two couples finding their footing and falling in love. There are a few external plot devices that serve as a little bit of stimulation, but mostly it’s the guys exploring their new mate bonds.

One thing that was incredibly frustrating to me, however, is the fact that all four MCs blurred into one big lump. None of these guys is different from the other. Hearing the different voices as narrated by the fabulous Greg Boudreaux, helped to keep the Queets boys different from the Alaska boys (the Queets have a vague hillbilly accent) but I had a hard time telling each couple apart. They were just too similar. (The Drakes do drive different cars, though 😉 )

In the end, this served to introduce us to Caden Fournier who shows up in the future A LOT but the couples themselves aren’t seen much in the future and don’t make much of an impact here.

It was cute, sweet, sometimes a bit sexy, but more forgettable than other books in this series.

3.5 of 5 stars

Audio

I love Greg! He does a fantastic Sabine, he gives Caden’s assistant a fantastic British accent, and even some of the most minor characters have a unique and distinct voice. It’s got to be such a challenge to give voice to this series considering the vast number of people who are all so dang similar! So… Kudos for the attempt! Highly enjoyable and the BEST way to experience this story!

5 of 5 stars

Overall 4.25 (rounded to 4.5) of 5 stars

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Perfect Catch by NR Walker

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Blurb

Calvin Lynch and Troy Hoffman have been best mates since they were fourteen years old. They’re both hard-working tradesmen, both love weekends away fishing, both gay, but have never been single at the same time. Until now.

What is supposed to be a weekend away fishing with a group of mates, changes at the last minute when friends bail out in an attempt to give Cal and Troy some alone time.

With more than just hooks on the line, can these two see what’s been right in front of them the whole time?

The Perfect Catch is a short story about falling for your best friend hook, line, and sinker.

A 20K short story which was part of the It Was Always You anthology.

Review

This was origninally part of the It Was Always You anthology I reviewed here:

Perfect Catch was one of my favorites in this anthology and this version doesn’t have any extra added in so if you’ve read the anthology, this may not be necessary.

However, if you didn’t get the anthology, this is a pretty sweet little novella about two guys who’ve been best friends forever, both gay, who just never hooked up because the time wasn’t right.

Now, neither is seeing anyone and on a fishing trip orchestrated by their friends they finally succumb to the feelings they’ve had for one another for years.

Like all of NR Walker’s stories, it’s a little sweet, a little HOT, a little funny and infinitely readable. Since it’s a short story the guys move through their discovery quickly and we get a lovely HEA.

What I love about this is that there’s no angst, it’s just two guys in the right place at the right time finally making things as they should be.

4.5 of 5 stars

 

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Sinner’s Fall (Brooklyn Sinners Book 4) Audiobook by Avril Ashton Narrated by Renard Pasquale

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Audible Link

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Sinners-Fall-Audiobook/B00I2TM1ZS/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1482992066&sr=1-1

Blurb

Tommy Jankowski is hiding from a past he can’t escape and a man he can’t forget. With a new name and resolve, he settles in a small California town. It’s there he catches the eye of a predator. Fearing for his life, Tommy reaches out to his old boss for help. The man who shows up is the last person Tommy is prepared to face. Mateo Oliveros hasn’t forgiven himself for scaring Tommy so bad he took off running. When Mateo gets a call that Tommy is in danger, he doesn’t think twice before rushing to the rescue, but Tommy isn’t happy to see him. Mateo’s plan is to eliminate Tommy’s problem then walk away, but that’s getting harder and harder to do. The pull between them hasn’t disappeared – in fact, it burns hotter and brighter. With neither man willing to give in, they’re both headed for a fall. It’s only a matter of who goes first.

Review

I think listening to this is the BEST way to enjoy this story. As an ebook this didn’t move me nearly as much as the rest of the series, but listening to it, bumped this to number 3 – just barely behind number 2.

It’s a shorter story – Tommy and Mateo have already met and started their relationship in Brooklyn but Mateo scares Tommy and Tommy runs to Chico, CA. What we don’t know is that Teo didn’t know the full story and when he finds out, he’s so sorry. Because he finds out from Pablo – off page – there is no big reveal, no big moment of truth – but there is a great reunion scene when he confesses his feelings to Tommy and makes his apologies.

I LOVED that Tommy demanded something from Teo before he’d be convinced to try their relationship again. Tommy is no victim and he doesn’t hide behind his past. I loved that Teo was strong enough to give it to him.

There are some moments that felt a little – unrealistic – like the FBI just ignoring the law – but it wasn’t egregious enough to stop me from enjoying the story.

What absolutely made this was the narrator, Renard Pasquale. OMG. He is SO GOOD. He gives Teo this Brooklyn accent TO DIE FOR and since both Angel and Pablo make an appearance we get his AMAZING accents for them as well. He gives Tommy a voice that’s a little too fem for my taste, but it’s not OTT. I loved Teo’s family, too – he did the mom so well!

As a story (alone) I’d give this a 3.5 of 5 stars, but the audio is a 6 of 5 stars so overall I’d give this a 4.25 (rounded up to 4.5) of 5 stars

 
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Love is Heartless (A Love Can’t Novel) by Kim Fielding

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/love-is-heartless-by-kim-fielding-8031-b

Blurb

Small but mighty—that could be Detective Nevin Ng’s motto. Now a dedicated member of the Portland Police Bureau, he didn’t let a tough start in life stop him from protecting those in need. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he doesn’t do relationships. Until he responds to the severe beating of a senior citizen and meets the victim’s bow-tied, wealthy landlord.

Property manager and developer Colin Westwood grew up with all the things Nevin never had, like plenty of money and a supportive, loving family. Too supportive, perhaps, since his childhood illness has left his parents unwilling to admit he’s a strong, grown man. Colin does do relationships, but they never work out. Now he’s thinking maybe he won’t just go with the flow. Maybe it’s time to try something more exciting. But being a witness to a terrible crime—or two—was more than he bargained for.

Despite their differences, Colin and Nevin discover that sparks fly when they’re together. But sparks are short-lived, dampened by the advent of brutal crimes, and Colin and Nevin have seemingly little in common. The question is whether they have the heart to build something lasting.

Review

This is a sequel, but you don’t have to read these books in order. However, Kim Fielding is an amazing author and book one is AWESOME so you should read it anyway!

If you did, you’d remember Nevin as Jeremy’s Detective friend with the attitude. This book runs along at the same time as book one, so all those times we’d see Nevin pop in and out acting a bit mysterious – well, Colin is his mystery man!

The main dynamics are the facts that neither man has any real experience being in a relationship. Nevin because his past has made him develop a really thick shell and he doesn’t let people into his heart easily. Colin has grown up with health problems that have precluded his having the best relationships. The chemistry that the two share is due to the fact that they’re just so opposite one another.

Colin is as sweet as pie and so naïve and open that you want to hug him and wrap him in cotton. Nevin, on the other hand, is almost hard to like. He’s just so grumpy and SO determined that Colin won’t mean anything more than a casual hook-up that he comes across as abrasive and callus when – at heart – he’s really anything but.

There’s a little mystery and that ultimately affects our MCs but definitely doesn’t overshadow the relationship building. There’s a bit of tremendously hot smexy times – I think the hottest I’ve read from this author! – but all of their encounters only move the relationship forward and cement the feelings they’re having for one another more firmly.

Luckily, Colin’s family is really sweet and Nevin’s friends are really supportive. We get to see a little bit of Jeremy and Qay – but mostly we see that relationship developing from the outside and from Nevin’s POV.

I love Kim’s writing – her characters are what make her stories resonate so soundly and we definitely have some amazing characters here – I just LOVE Colin! (I especially love how he’s so open and just tells Nevin exactly how things are – there’s no wondering or prevaricating.) I loved book one a bit more – maybe because Qay was just so broken he grabbed me so firmly by my heart – but that doesn’t diminish how wonderful this is.

Highly recommended to fans of the author, this series and fans of opposites attracting and sassy MCs.

4.5 of 5 stars

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Service with a Smirk (At your Service Book 2) by Ariel Tachna

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/service-with-a-smirk-by-ariel-tachna-8035-b

Blurb

Pascal Larocque, a waiter at a high-end Montréal restaurant, knows what it means to love—and he knows what it means to lose. He buried the man he expected to spend his life with years ago. He’s perfectly happy with his solitude, or so he tells his friends. But a chance encounter in a neighborhood bar followed by a run-in at his apartment building turns his world upside down.

Mathias Perras is twenty-four, newly arrived in Montréal, and works two jobs so he can live on rue Sainte-Catherine in the heart of the gay district. During the day, he’s on a fast track to management at the Banque de Montréal. At night, he waits tables at a gay bar down the street. He’s burning the candle at both ends, but it will be worth it when his career takes off and he has the life he’s always dreamed of. When he meets Pascal, one more piece of that dream slots into place. Pascal is everything he wants in a lover: older, self-assured, established in his life and his career. But Pascal doesn’t look at him twice. What’s a boy have to do to get a little action?

Review

Mathias is 24 and Pascal is 48. Their age difference is the main “hurdle” in this lovely story that takes place in Montreal. There are some other “issues” – Pacal’s job and his own self image, his late lover, as well as their mutual schedules – but their age difference is the central issue.

The writing, as I’ve come to expect from this author, is wonderful. In addition to really giving us very full and developed characters, we also get a sneak peek at Montreal – which sounds amazing!

What I loved most about this is the “real” feel the relationship has. Mathias is young and makes “young” mistakes, but he and Pascal don’t run from them, instead they talk about them. Pascal also makes mistakes, thinking he knows what Mathias is thinking when he doesn’t, but again, they discuss it.

The level of steam is good, there isn’t a ton of sex, but what is there is very hot and really moves the story forward.

I loved that these guys took the time to get to know one another before jumping into bed but I never felt the chemistry was lacking.

This is a relationship story and it’s very sweet. I didn’t read book one, and I don’t think I missed anything by not having read it.

Highly recommended!

4.25 of 5 stars

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Heart in Hand Audiobook (Warders Book 3) by Mary Calmes Narrated by Andrew Schwartz

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/heart-in-hand-by-mary-calmes-418-b

Blurb

Simon Kim is very much in love with Leith Haas, but Leith is a Warder. His job-hunting demons-is dangerous and important, and Simon doesn’t want to distract the man he loves more than life with the small stuff. But he doesn’t quite get that when a Warder takes a Hearth, the Warder gives his heart without reservation. When Leith claimed Simon, Leith bared his soul, leaving himself vulnerable before the only man he’s certain he’ll ever love.When Simon is sucked further into Leith’s perilous world-and into an alternate dimension-Simon realizes that the only strength he can give his Warder is the strength of his love. Can Simon sacrifice the control he has come to treasure for the man who already owns his soul?

Review

(Book reviewed here previously)

Simon and Leith are a Harth and Warder. They knew from the start that they were meant to be, but neither has really trusted the relationship. Leith resents the time away from him when Simon has to work and Simon has a hard time leaning on Leith like he’d want.

Simon goes on another work trip, but this time things go horribly wrong. He’s sucked into a demon’s dimension and forced to help his co-workers try to survive while being “attacked” by one of the demon’s solidiers.

Fortunately, at their core, his friends and lover are good people and Simon is able to use that to save the day.

**

This was a really interesting story. In addition to being hot and sexy at times, it also had a bit of a psychological/ thriller component. This is a bit scary at times!

Simon is snarky and sweet at the same time. His friends and lover are willing to follow him (literally) through hell, but he doesn’t see his own value.

Warders are super heroes but they have flaws and Leith’s is insecurity despite everything to the contrary. Having Simon literally see him and love him at his worst was the perfect way to cement in his mind that Simon really and truly loved him.

I love this series and have read it over and over. Each couple are so unique and different from the others but with that underlying thread of deep, unshakable love.

One thing I appreciate the most about Mary’s writing is that she isn’t afraid to have flaws in her characters- they make “human” choices even when those aren’t always the “best” choices to be made. Even her “super heroes” are down to earth and approachable in their “imperfectness”.

4.25 of 5 stars

Audio

First, I don’t like the music at the beginning of the chapters. Second, there’s a bit of sound quality issues with this recording that makes it sound a bit “hollow”.  There’s also times when it feels like he’s not speaking into the microphone and it’s hard to understand him. But… third, I think the narrator slowed down for this story, as compared to some of the others in this series where it sounds like he’s racing through the words – so fast that it’s sometimes hard to follow. This time, however, he’s a bit slower, so – to me – that was a huge improvement.

I still don’t love this narrator, and I was so glad to see other narrators take this series over, but I wasn’t nearly as bothered by the narrator this time around, which is awesome, since I do love this series so much.

So – for those of you who have been leery of this narrator, I’d give this one a try – maybe? – it’s not as bad as some of the others, and in general not nearly as distracting.

2.75 of 5 stars

Overall, 3.5 of 5 stars

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Casey’s Love Bite (Wolves of Stone Ridge #9) by Charlie Richards

Extasy Books Presents

http://www.extasybooks.com/casey-s-love-bite/

Blurb

Caspian Carpathian is a nearly two centuries old vampire. He’s learned to control not only his blood-lust, but his emotions as well. That’s how he became the perfect diplomat for the Vampire Council. In an attempt to warn the vampire ahead of time, Caspian is sent to Stone Ridge to learn about the scientists threatening shifters. He’s not prepared to come face to face with his beloved. After a rocky start, he discovers that Casey, a small, bunny shifter, fears him and his teeth. Now Caspian has to use every ounce of restraint he can manage and every seductive tactic in his arsenal to win the trust of the one man that completes him.

Review

So book 6 I reviewed here: http://openskyebookreviews.com/goading-the-enforcer-wolves-of-stoneridge-6-by-charlie-richards-review/ – it’s one of my all time favorite MM books ever! And in books 7, and 8 we rescue Dagus and convert Miach to the pack way of thinking. Casey is the bunny shifter Jared and Carson rescued from the scientists and he’s been staying with them for awhile.

(I love that we get to see more of Jared and Carson in this, too!) Casey is very sweet but a little scared of things like needles so when he finds out his mate is a vampire, the whole biting thing becomes the main issue.

Casey is barely 5 feet tall and Cas is over 6 feet, so we also get big/guy little guy too.

There is a bit of drama with Casey’s family and then our couple gets their HEA. We don’t see much of this couple later because they end up traveling for Cas’ job, but we are introduced to Seb and Dobs in this story and they are around more in the future.

This is a great addition to the series!

4.25 of 5 stars

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