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Kink Month: The Starving Years Audiobook by Jordan Castillo Price Narrated by Gomez Pugh

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Blurb

The chemistry between these three men is undeniable, but is it enough to save Manhattan?
Imagine a world without hunger.
In 1960, a superfood was invented that made starvation a thing of the past. Manna, the cheaply manufactured staple food, is now as ubiquitous as salt in the world’s cupboards, pantries and larders.
Nelson Oliver knows plenty about manna. He’s a food scientist–according to his diploma, that is. Lately, he’s been running the register at the local video rental dive to scrape together the cash for his outrageously priced migraine medication.
In a job fair gone bad, Nelson hooks up with copywriter Javier and his computer-geek pal Tim, who whisks them away from the worst of the fiasco in his repurposed moving truck. At least, Nelson thinks those two are acquainted, but they’re acting so evasive about it, he’s not sure how they know each other, exactly. Javier is impervious to Nelson’s flirting, and Tim’s name could appear in the dictionary under the entry for “awkward.” And with a riot raging through Manhattan and yet another headache coming on, it doesn’t seem like Nelson will get an answer anytime soon.
One thing’s for sure, the tension between the three of them is thick enough to cut with a knife…even one of those dull plastic dealies that come in the package with Mannariffic EZ-Mealz.
The Starving Years is a must-read for fans of dystopian romance looking for scorching M/M/M chemistry in a fast-paced, page-turning adventure.

Review

I’ve had this on my TBR list forever. I’m a huge fan of both Gomez and JCP and I know that this was likely to be amazing – but… I really dislike “dystopian” anything and I wasn’t sure this was going to be ….my sort of book.

Well, I was right and wrong.

First, the very surprising thing is that the dystopian part was really fascinating to me and the whole “mana/food” thing and poverty/poor rights and the conspiracy theory stuff was right up my alley! It was gripping and clever and really well done.

Second, the romance – in this case ménage/triad really didn’t work for me at all. It starts out as a love triangle (which I hate) and never really gets on good footing after that. I think I’d label this “romantic fiction” – if that – because the relationship stuff just sort of happens and doesn’t always make sense and isn’t the focus of the story by a long shot.

While there is some sex there isn’t a lot and it really felt like everyone agreed to the triad to get to the person they wanted and I didn’t feel a connection between all three of them – at all. We’re left with a vague HFN and I didn’t feel like this was a relationship to last.

Gomez, as usual, does an amazing job with this and I wanted him to speak using Javier’s voice – FOREVER! I loved how he handled the three male leads (as well as the other characters who were far from secondary) and managed to keep all of them separate and distinct.

I was glad I listened to this instead of reading because I may have been tempted to skim and I’d have missed out.  

So, I can definitely recommend this, but if you’re looking for a “romance” this probably won’t satisfy. But, if you’re interested in dystopian speculative fiction and love a good political/conspiracy thriller – this is for you!

4 of 5 stars

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Kink Month: How to train your dom in five easy steps by Josephine Myles

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Blurb

Sometimes the little head really does know best.
Jeff White’s needs are simple. All he wants is a submissive to help him explore the dominant side that his ex-girlfriend couldn’t handle. Problem is, inexperience in both dating and domming has resulted in a string of rejections.
What he needs is an experienced sub willing to show him the ins and outs of controlling a scene. Unfortunately, the only one willing to take him on is male, and Jeff is straight. One hundred percent, never-gonna-happen straight.
Easygoing painslut Eddie Powell doesn’t care that Jeff is younger, working class, and shorter. Eddie likes a bit of rough, and Jeff fits the bill perfectly. The trick will be convincing him to follow Eddie’s five-step training programme-which would be easy if Eddie wasn’t starting to have feelings for the rough-around-the-edges landscaper.
Once Jeff lays his hands on Eddie, things definitely get out of hand. But it’ll take more than hot, sweaty, kinky sex to persuade him to come out of the closet-especially to himself.
Warning: Contains a happy sub, a confused Dom, a high ratio of sex to plot, misuse of root ginger, and a suitcase of kink. Written in Jo’s usual exceedingly “English” English.

Review

I have re-read this book several times. It is fun, filthy and somehow adorable at the same time… Jeff’s bumbling, stumbling foray into being a Dom is fantastic. And I defy anyone to not absolutely love Eddie…. When you’ve finished this novel you’ll more than likely find yourself viewing adult content from a site such as https://www.m-porn.xxx/.

Jeff is a newbie Dom, unable to find a suitable sub after some embarrassing incidents on his first try… Turns out the local fetish community are as gossippy as old ladies, and none of the female subs want to play with him, not even if he asked them to find ‘the swing that got me cumming‘, he seemed pretty out of luck, until a chance meeting.

Eddie is a very experienced and easy going pain slut, who doesn’t see Jeff’s being straight as a big issue, as he offers to train the man as a Dom.

The guys are great together. Jeff’s internal monologuing about the perceived gayness of each sexual act is hilarious and his attempts to solidify his straightness after the first encounters made me laugh out loud…. But hilarity and kinky sex aside (oh, believe me, there might be enough kinky sex to have you move to view videos from www.hdpornvideo.xxx or other porn sites) behind it all there is a very sweet story about finding and being true to yourself…

Very enjoyable and recommendable read, if you like kink. Latex has always been a kink of mine and I must admit, after reading the first few chapters of this I couldn’t help but check out the biggest collection of latex suits online at Laidtex. Pain, on the other hand, is not normally a kink of mine, but this was delicious all the same – because Ms. Myles is so talented that she can make anything hot, even if it wouldn’t normally turn my crank.

5 of 5 stars
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Kink Month: The Slave (Free Men Book 1) by Kate Aaron

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Blurb:
Freedom is only an illusion.

At twenty-seven, Tamelik has been a slave more than half his life. Submissive by nature, he can’t help but fall in love with the master who treats him kindly.

When the mistress walks out, Tam dares to hope his love will be enough.

Then he’s ordered to purchase another slave.

He wants to hate Kai for being unruly and ungrateful. For being of the same race as the men who murdered his family. For being his eventual replacement in their master’s bed. But it’s hard to hate a man who cries himself to sleep, flinches at the slightest touch, and blushes beautifully when he’s kissed.

 

Review:
We start this story with Tamelik or Tam for short at an auction to buy a slave for his Master. Tam himself a pleasure slave. Kai once a soldier, taken in a defeat is brought to the auction block where Tam outbids and buys him for his Master. It is a rocky time as the three men try to find where they belong together. The world building shows a somewhat primitive place, desert and drought, with the threat of war almost on the doorstep.

Tam has no problem with his life as a pleasure slave. He is submissive and in love with his Master. Kai is defiant, proud, scared and apprehensive. The Master is laid back and relaxed. The interaction between the 3 is developed at a good pace with no wondering if you missed something.

There are probably more sex scenes than storyline in this book, but the author writes so well you follow along and root for each man as the story moves forward. The Master and Tam are so very comfortable with each other, each craving what the other gives. Kai, who would have insisted he is straight, watches as much as he participates, starts to being drawn to the other 2. The sex scenes are HOT, HOT, HOT!!

Unfortunately this book ends in a cliffhanger, but the next book The Soldier is out and available.

5 of 5 stars

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Kink Month: His Missing Pieces by M.A. Innes

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Blurb

 
Maddox was drawn to Bryan the first time they met…but something was missing.

Best friends, maybe more, they did almost everything together. They had classes together…studied together…hung out together…They were inseparable. But as close as they were, Maddox knew he was missing something about Bryan. Some kind of missing piece that would explain so much. If Bryan wasn’t in the closet, why was he so quiet about his sexuality? If he was out, why didn’t he date?

Why couldn’t he see Maddox as more than just a friend?

Bryan had no idea what to do. As much as he felt for Maddox, he’d never be able to tell him because that would mean letting him in on Bryan’s deepest secret. Maddox is the best but he’d never understand what Bryan needed…how he wanted to be loved. Right now he has Maddox’s friendship and that will have to be enough. If Maddox finds out what Bryan really wants in a relationship, he might lose even that.

Review:

This is not a kink I had thought I would be reading but I’ll give anything a try at least once. This is book one in the series and concentrates on how Maddox learns that Bryan’s kink is age play. For about the first quarter of the book they are friends and although Maddox desires Bryan, Bryan doesn’t seem to return that desire. Maddox happens to overhear Bryan say he’s attracted to Maddox but knows there is something else, something holding him back. Knowing this gives him hope.

His Missing Pieces is a well crafted story and I did enjoy it although it felt slow starting to me, but that could just be the laying out the ground for the series. There is a good build up of sexual tension between them that makes the wait worthwhile. The age play element did not bother me as much as I thought it would. Calling each other Daddy and baby is no different than a lot of other stories. When they used the bottle and binkie I thought it was cute, a tender moment between them. The diaper on the other hand I had to remind myself this was two consenting adults. The story is more about Bryan finding someone who accepts his kink and Maddox doing everything he can to fulfil Bryan’s desires. In this respect I found it helpful that the story was told from both their points of view. The chapters switch between both Bryan and Maddox giving their thoughts and fears when entering into this unknown area together. Maddox discovers being Dominant turns him on and Bryan realises being dominated in this way is better than he ever imagined. It is good to read a story where both characters are finding their way, usually one is more experienced than the other.

This story does finish on a happy ending and can quite easily be left at this point but if the age play intrigues you book 2, My Perfect Fit, is out as is book 3 Our Perfect Puzzle.

3 of 5 stars

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Kink Month: More by Sloan Parker

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Blurb

After a series of explosive encounters with two men, a heartbroken loner breaks all of his rules for love. If you’re going to break the rules, might as well break them big. An M/M/M gay romance.

For fifteen years Luke Moore has lived by three rules: stay off his father’s radar, never spend more than a single night with any man, and never fall in love again. But one night of explosive sex and two men he can’t get out of his head have Luke breaking every one of his rules. Richard and Matthew push him past all his boundaries—both sexually and personally—and now he’s no longer hiding from his senator father. He’s taking him on. And he isn’t just falling for one man. He’s falling for two. If you’re going to break the rules, might as well break them big.

But Luke’s father has his reasons for hating how his son lives, and he’ll do whatever he can and use all his power to keep Luke away from Richard and Matthew.

Can this threesome find a way to make their unconventional relationship last with the world around them trying to pull them apart? And will Luke be able to keep breaking his rules for Richard and Matthew, or will he head back to his old way of life just when his new lovers want to pull him closer?

Review
This is one of the best ménage romances I’ve read in the sense that this is a group of men who I think actually function well (and better) as a triad than a couple.

First, they each meet one another on the same night so there is no previous couple dynamic to interfere. They’re looking – at first – only for a threesome, not coupledom, so when everything just clicks, it clicks for them as a unit.

Also, each man is very different from the other and totally brings something unique to the group. This is important because I think, on their own, they’d be missing something.

As I was re-reading this, my only complaint was (and don’t laugh) but alllllll the sex. Literally every chapter (it seems) is a fairly long sex scene. Now, understandably, that’s how these guys relate best to one another – however – I’m not sure we really needed all the sex scenes to see the growth of our triad.

I’m a bit leery of book 2 for that reason and haven’t read it as a result –but! – for the sake of Kink Month I’m going to read it and see how our triad is doing these days ;).

I still highly recommend this but I do warn about all the sex 😉

4.5 of 5 stars

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Kink Month: Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1) by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

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http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/permanent-ink

Blurb

At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.

Review

Man – what a book!

I think at least one “job” a writer has is to make the reader “feel” and there is no question that these authors accomplished that.

There are so many things that I really loved about this story – but there are many (as much?) that I didn’t care for at all.

The Pros:
*Let’s start with that cover – YOWZA that is seriously HAWT and absolutely caught my eye!
* The premise: bratty punk falls for older guy who happens to be his mentor and father’s best friend – YES! That has so much potential!
* Tattooing. (say no more.)
* Street art. This was an unexpected surprise and one that I really appreciated – such a great and unique perspective about a (somewhat controversial?) subject.
* The MCs – separately they had some great characteristics and some great growth throughout the novel.
* The sexual tension in the first half of the book was seriously sweat inducing.

The Cons:
*The Daddy kink. If it’s something that works for you – this may not be a con – but I went into this with an open mind and the dynamics simply didn’t work for me. The balance of power was never equal (IMHO) and despite the fact that the authors (bravely) called attention to it – the fact that Jericho acted like Poe’s dad then fucked him hard never felt good or remotely romantic.
* The relationship. While it may have gained momentum had the story continued past where it ended, it never gained enough strength for me to feel good about it. Poe had a “miraculous” personality change and began toeing the line, Jericho wanted to have sex with him and did, somewhere along the line they declared their love. I didn’t see the actual love really manifest or develop. (Possible spoiler:

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) While it was kinky and sexy the relationship these guys had never felt authentic or viable. To me, a solid relationship needs some sort of balance – however that manifests – and I saw Poe as never having any power. He was a kid from page one to the end. Jericho may have been able to see him as a sexual partner, but not a life partner – at least not in any way that was demonstrated in the story.
* The “romance”. Maybe this just isn’t a romance. It may have been simply “erotica” and that my expectations for it were off. However, the idea that these guys were leading up to some sort of permanent life sharing didn’t have enough weight behind it for me to buy it. They have a ton of sexual chemistry and a shared kink, a mutual love of art but that was it as far as we could see. Again, maybe given more time this could have changed.
* Poe’s art. (Possible spoiler:
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So, while I was absolutely involved in the story and I thought the writing was great, overall this didn’t work for me – at all. The Daddy kink, which might have worked if handled differently, only managed to make me uncomfortable and the rough sex never got balanced with any sort of tenderness to make me feel like these guys connected more than physically. I definitely know this is a strong personal preference of mine (I avoid BDSM like the plague because of how it makes me feel) and the combination of the “Daddy/boy” dynamic coupled with sex that was far from “loving” and the sexual component of this story was just not my style at all. Since our MCs really connected as a couple almost exclusively sexually (the other parts of their relationship still felt like mentor/mentee or friends rather than boyfriend/partner) it was hard for me to see these guys as a “loving couple”.

There are definitely people who are going to love this story and I know that a lot of this is personal preference, but there you have it.

I don’t recommend this – and that breaks my heart because I’m a HUGE Avon Gale fan and literally re-read her hockey series weekly – but this didn’t work for me.

Because of the “Pros” I give this 2.75 (rounded to 3) of 5 stars

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Kink Month: Chuck’s Dinosaur Tingler’s Vol 1 by Chuck Tingler Narrated by Sam Rand

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Chucks-Dinosaur-Tinglers-Volume-1-Audiobook/B01EKI3V8A

Blurb

Chuck Tingle is a world-renowned master of the ‘tingler’; a story so
sensual, so erotic, and so powerfully gay that it will change the whole
way you look at erotic romance literature. Collected here are three such
tales of the dinosaur variety. Are you ready to depart on a depraved
journey of gay lust that will tingle you to your very core? If so, than
this explicit collection is for you.

My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass

Jeremy was never quite sure about his feelings for Oliver, his gay pet
dinosaur, until Oliver scores big and leaves home to pursue his dreams of
being a dancer. Years later, the two of them reconnect for dinner in New
York City, and realize that there may have been more to their relationship
besides prehistoric pet and master. Now a wealthy socialite, Oliver the
triceratops is willing to take another chance on Jeremy, and soon the two
find themselves locked in a passionate evening of gay human-dino love.

Gay T-Rex Law Firm: Executive Boner

When Donny lands a job at Jurassic Law, the world’s leading T-rex law
firm, he’s absolutely thrilled. Unfortunately, after just one day it
quickly becomes clear that Donny’s new position entails more than just
legal work. Soon Donny makes the deal of a lifetime and finds himself
contractually bound into a gay T-rex gangbang that gives new meaning to
the term, “dinosaur bones.”

Space Raptor Butt Invasion

Space can be a lonely place, especially when you’re stationed by yourself
on the distant planet Zorbus. In fact, Lance isn’t quite sure that can
last the whole year before his shuttle pod arrives, but when a mysterious
visitor appears at Lance’s terraforming station, he quickly realizes that
he might not be so alone after all. Soon enough, Lance becomes close with
this mysterious new astronaut, a velociraptor. Together, they form an
unlikely duo, which quickly begins to cross the boundaries of friendship
into something much, much more.

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Review

Chuck Tingler has risen from bizarre porn obscurity to a multi-media
sensation. He started out doing dinoaur, unicorn and Big Foot gay porn
(moving on to even more bizarre living items and concepts pounding the
butts of fictional bicurious bottoms) to a Hugo nomination and an upcoming
dating simulation video game that I’ve backed on Kickstarter (anybody want
to read a review on that when it’s released?) While this is the first of
his fiction I’ve gotten around to reading/listening to, I’ve been
following him for awhile on Facebook –
https://www.facebook.com/ChuckTingle/ , which is quite an experience in
itself. I’m not quite sure if Dr. Tingle (I’m not sure if the Doctorate is
legitimate, but he sometimes uses it)actually believes everything he’s
writing or if it’s all brilliantly orchestrated performance art, but he’s
highly entertaining and occasionally even a little heartwarming in his
brash, troubled enthusiasm.

That’s a pretty lengthy introduction to a review of an audiobook that
clocks in at just over an hour, but I feel like understanding the Tingler
phenomenon is important to understanding the work.

Three stories are collected here, so there’s not a whole lot of time to do
much else than get to the dinosaur sex.

The first story, My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass, was my
favorite of the three. There’s a fair amount of world building and a wee
bit of actual relationship development, such as it is. Jeremy is reunited
with his former pet Triceratops, who left him after he became a
billionaire through betting on the Super Bowl, and has since gone on to
become a successful broadway dancer. The absurdities of the story just
pile up and there’s no sense getting caught up in trying to make sense of
how it. The sex isn’t nearly as interesting as reading lines like “he had
old world Jurassic charm.”

The second story, Gay T-Rex Law Firm: Executive Boner, is a little more
direct in getting to the sex, but the absurd situation was enough to hold
my interest for a short story. A young straight lawyer on his first day at
a prestigious dinosaur law firm signs a contract agreeing to a T-Rex gang
bang for ten million dollars thinking it’s just a joke, then enjoying
himself tremendously when he discovers his new bosses were serious about
the indecent proposal.

The third story, Space Raptor Butt Invasion, involves a lonely astronaut
who finds solace in a visiting velociraptor. There’s some back story about
dinosaur astronauts fleeing Earth before the giant meteor was supposed to
wipe them out. Our lead’s denial of his true feelings (“It’s not gay if
it’s a human dude and a dinosaur dude, right?) was a highlight of the
story.

Unless your kinks are a lot weirder than mine this may not get your engine
going (the sex is surprisingly straightforward for human/dinosaur banging)
but the comedy and outrageous imagination of the whole thing makes it well
worth checking out. I think everybody should read a Chuck Tingler story
just to say they did, and I was entertained enough that I’d like to read
more someday. I’m particularly curious to see how the concept works in
some of his longer novellas.

4 of 5 stars

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Kink Month: Saving Sebastian (Custos Securities #3) by Luna David

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Gideon McCade—weighed down by memories of his previous life as a Navy SEAL and a CIA agent—has blood on his hands. He turns to his BDSM club, Catharsis, and Dominating submissives to get him through the daily grind of civilian life. Knowing his past is too much to inflict on a life partner, he keeps his connections brief and superficial. When his former life comes back to haunt him, his desire for revenge pulls him back into the shadows, darkening his hopes for a future in the light.

Temporarily sidelining his career as a tattoo artist, Sebastian Phillips works as a composite artist for the local police department. To alleviate the inescapable burden of a congenital medical condition, he immerses himself in his art and seeks the catharsis of submission. But with life weighing heavily on his shoulders and darkness encroaching, he yearns for a contract with a Dominant that sees past the protective barriers he’s erected to the vulnerable submissive within.

When happenstance brings Gideon and Sebastian together, their connection is undeniable. The knowledge that they are both too damaged to form permanent bonds of love causes them to rely on an impersonal contract to fulfil their physical needs. But staying emotionally detached becomes impossible, and breaking their contract seems the only option. Will Gideon’s need for vengeance and Sebastian’s declining health destroy what’s grown between them, or will they help each other find their way back into the light

Review:

Saving Sebastian can be read as a standalone book. I had not read the previous two books before starting this one and I didn’t feel like I had missed out on any dynamics between the main characters and other characters.

So hot. I’m a sucker for a strong caring Alpha Dom and Gideon hits the spot. Sebastian is strong and fragile at the same time you just want to hug and protect him, though he’d hate that! Great combination of a suspense drama where Gideon is out to catch the guy who killed his platoon and the evolving BDSM relationship with Sebastian. The story told in the two different points of view, Sebastian’s and Gideon’s worked really well for me. It gave me a better depth of understanding of Gideon and Sebastian.

Gideon believes that his former life makes him unsuitable for a relationship and holds back. Sebastian has health issues and similarly does not feel he could have a full relationship. They agree to enter into a temporary without knowing about each other’s past. The secrets they carry from their past and present miscommunications pulls their relationship apart and it makes compelling reading. The D/S scenes between them are sublimely erotic. Luna David has created such detailed scenes of tenderness, control and seductive beauty that it was hard to put down. Through both Gideon and Sebastian’s personal and D/S the journey together we see them grow, facing their demons both apart and together. Sebastian’s health makes Gideon re-evaluate his feelings for Sebastian. I found this part particularly well written with such insight and understanding. Usually in a story I find myself drawn to one main character over the other but in this book I found both Gideon and Sebastian equally compelling.

There is a lot of details in this book and I have the feeling that it will still feel fresh each time I read it. One of the best BDSM books I’ve read. Books one and two are now on my reading list.
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6 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Anna Anthology BDSM Book DP dub con/non con Erotica (not romance) Exploration fisting Gay Heat Index Kinks m/m Mid level angst Monthly Theme Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Pain Purchased Rating role play/age play/ daddy play S & M Scorching/high heat sounding speciality kinks Virgin

Kink Month: Gamble Everything by Cari Waites (Lisa Henry)

Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/Stealing-Innocents-Cari-Waites-ebook/dp/B01AF89W1O/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501107978&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=stealing+innocence+lisa+henry

Blurb

Eighteen year old Danny sells himself to Peter Archer to repay his father’s gambling debts.

This 36,790 word novel includes explicit content, including: m/m, dubious consent, oral sex, anal sex, sounding, plugging, fisting, BDSM, and ass play. All characters are 18 years or over. If any book is going to get you heated enough to visit https://www.fulltube.xxx/ or another adult site after a page of reading, this will be it.

PLEASE NOTE! The version of this book that I own is a compilation novella published by Cari Waites. Cari Waites is Lisa Henry and she has since then removed the edition I own, but republished the story in an anthology called Stealing Innocents.

Note: This is a complete compilation of all 7 volumes of the Gamble Everything series.

Review

This book is a mind fuck. I do believe this is the only book I have ever read, that have made me feel like a pervert, because even though this is seriously dub con it is clearly written to titillate and I have to admit, that I do enjoy it. Every time I re-read it.

Danny is 18 and agrees to be sold as a prostitute to Mr. Archer as payment for his fathers gambling debts. His new world is one of submission and obedience, with a new ‘Daddy’ who wants to own every single part of him. To be honest it would be a perfect opener for an adult film that you might find on 18 Twink or similar homoerotic websites.

Originally this was written as a serial, and then collected into a whole story of part 1-7. This means that there are some unnecessary recaps at the beginning of each chapter, but they are not too bothersome. The original book is no longer available, but the story has been re-released as part of the Stealing Innocents anthology.

I can recommend this book if you are looking for a dark and twisted erotic tale, but if you are looking for romance and a happy ending you should go elsewhere.

6 of 5 stars

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6 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level artists Book Bullying Contemporary DA Enemies to Lovers exhibitionism Exploration Gay Geek/Jock Heat Index High but not hopeless Homophobia Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort Kinks m/m Mechanic/Car/Racing Misunderstanding Monthly Theme Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Purchased Rating Scorching/high heat second chance at love speciality kinks Standalone voyeurism

Kink Month: Depth of Field (Last Chance #1) by Riley Hart

Amazon Link
https://www.amazon.com/Depth-Field-Last-Chance-Book-ebook/dp/B073WVY6KB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501170566&sr=8-1&keywords=depth+of+field+riley

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Blurb

Shane Wallace has made a decent life for himself in Last Chance. He built his own home on his mom’s property to take care of her, owns an automotive repair shop, and when he wants to get laid, Portland isn’t too far away. Not too shabby for the boy who spent his childhood getting bullied and feeling alone. Shane’s content to leave his past behind him…until one of his childhood tormentors comes back to town.

Maxwell Sullivan never planned to step foot in Last Chance again. Here, he was Maxwell, a teen who suffered in silence while everyone thought he had the perfect life. Now, he’s “Van,” the erotic artist and photographer. He’s only here to help his mom tie up some loose ends after his father’s death and to apologize to Shane. After that, he’s heading back to LA for good.

Shane never thought he’d have anything in common with Maxwell, but there’s a depth to Van that surprises him. Van knows what it feels like to be alone. He sees Shane in ways no one else does. There’s a shared connection neither can deny. Somehow, despite their rocky history, they get each other.

It’s not long before the two are so drawn to each other that they tumble into bed—sometimes with Van’s camera involved. Their chemistry in and out of the bedroom is undeniable. Except nothing is ever black and white. Shane can’t leave his mom and Van’s life is in LA. With two different lives pulling them in opposite directions, their picture-perfect ending might not be in the cards.

Review

This is the Riley Hart I fell in love with the first time I read Collide!

Riley has an amazing ability to tell the story of two guys finding love where it really shouldn’t “be”. There’s no way Shane and “Van” should get along and there’s no way Shane could ever forgive Van and there’s no way Van would ever be willing to compromise… but somehow they do!

I really appreciate the fact that Riley has the writing chops to make the reader believe in these guys and their story. There are no gaping plot holes, no giant suspensions of disbelief, just a few well placed “human” moments where people bend and flex enough to allow for something that normally wouldn’t happened to happen.

In addition to giving us a really believable story, she has also given us an amazingly tender, thoughtful and SUPER SEXY story!

Shane’s mother’s struggle is so real and I found myself rooting for her just as much as for the boys.

While I couldn’t understand Van’s mother or her situation much, I appreciated the fact that there was no “miracle cure” to be found, and that sometimes you just get what you get.

I am including this review in my “kink” month because I think that Shane has a definite “exhibitionism” kink. While he might not admit it (yet!) he likes to be watched and loves having his picture taken especially when having sex. I think this book had some of the hottest sex scenes I’ve read in a Riley Hart book (writing alone).

 

This is a book you can’t put down and I loved it very, very much. Highly recommended!

6 of 5 stars
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