Forever My Love (The Melrose Coven 3) by Toby Aden

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Blurb
Alistair Costanova never thought he’d have a second chance at love until Sam Hayes blows into town and turns his world upside down. Shock sends him running away from the man wearing the face of his dead lover from several centuries ago, but circumstances and attractions keep drawing them closer.

Sam Hayes is a very complicated man. Impulsive and a total slut, but he has some measure of depth to him. He’s a man with several layers and a deeply buried secret only a select few in his family line know about.

A born wizard, Sam had no choice but to keep that part of himself separate from his public life among humans, even his best friend Dorian. Moving to Melrose Town was supposed to be an adventure and a new start for Sam.

Nothing had prepared him to be surrounded by a town full of vampires, but a quick adjustment was in order, especially since witches stayed neutral from every other species. Meeting Alistair sparks his interest and the aloof man brings out emotions he’d never felt before.

For Alistair, staying away from Sam is more work than he thought possible, even if he needed to stay away for the man’s own good. But with the increasing problem of made vampires and these two fighting the emotions they feel for each other, who will succumb first?

Review

The problem with living forever is that somewhere along time you come face to face with your past. Alistair never expected to see the face he saw when he ran into Sam. But as the story progresses he discovers that although Sam looks like his lost mate, he is completely his own person.

Alistair and Sam’s story has the usual ups and downs. Including when Sam finally hears he is a dead ringer for Alistair’s dead mate. The makeup sex is wickedly intense and fun all at the same time.

Toby Aden has continued her storyline of the Melrose Coven beautifully. Tying together Alistair and Sam’s story with Kevyan and Dorian’s continuing story. You hear more about the prophecy and get to see their son Rorik. A few surprises thrown in and a set up for more stories to come. I am looking forward to reading the next book when it comes out.

4 of 5 stars

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The Pilot Soars with His Bad Boy (Rescue For Hire West Book 4) by Bellann Summer

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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

Styx Randall has high hopes for his job interview with Rescue for Hire West. The idea of spending his days fixing the high powered planes and vehicles for the company is his idea of heaven. When he meets Flyer Wakefield, he adds the pilot to his list of wants in life, with want soon turning into need. But why is the nervous man’s phone ringing constantly? Styx finds out the first time he takes Flyer into his arms and discovers his scarred body.

Flyer accepts that he can’t sit still. He knows if he doesn’t keep eating he’ll wind down like a toy top. What he doesn’t understand is why his sadistic ex-boyfriend won’t leave him alone. Meeting the big, bad mechanic should send Flyer running for the hills, and yet the attraction is undeniable. Flyer finds strength and healing in Styx’s arms, but will that be enough when his ex-boyfriend kidnaps Flyer and some of his teammate’s partners?

A Siren Erotic Romance

Review

This is Rescue for Hire West and it follows the same general pattern as the guys from out East.

Alpha male finds his “one and only” in a usually more submissive/hurt/abused/smaller guy and the two find a way to make it work – eventually.

In this case, Flyer is the poster child for ADHD and has a very abusive ex who is stalking him. (In fact we get to see from the stalker’s POV – very disturbing!)

Styx is a tough guy, out of the military, looking for a place to make his home.

Most of the book is about the stalker and it can be very graphic and hard to read – fair warning – I had to skip a lot of that – too painful to read.

But… I loved Flyer and loved his energy and how Styx managed to calm him down. Styx has his own demons but is – for the most part – the solid presence in this relationship – keeping Flyer tethered when he needs to be.

At the end of the book we get a glimpse of who will be next and – wow – that looks like it’ll be a tough one….

For fans of the series I recommend this one – and if you haven’t read at least the books in this series I do recommend reading them in order – though technically they can all be read as a standalone.

4 of 5 stars

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The Royal Mates: Love’s Diamond Books 1-6 by Lyssa Samuels

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King Merek and the Mechanic

Blurb

[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Sci-Fi Romance, M/M, fisting, HEA]

Merek Sorenson is a king with a problem. His world is in unrest, and the Legari warriors are hunting him and his brothers for extermination.

Vance Morrow is a mechanic who spends his Saturdays with his buddies playing baseball. Meeting Merek has raised hope within his heart. He feels an incredible pull to the loving man who has brought kindness, happiness, and downright need back into his life.

Merek has waited for his aheri, his destined mate, his entire life. The love Merek has for Vance is soul deep. He knows he must reveal who he is and the danger that follows him. He prays Vance will want to bond with him and will be open to the fact that the men of Merek’s world can become pregnant. He aches to hold Vance in his arms forever, bring him home to rule beside him on Sanzel, and create children with him that they can nurture and love.

A Siren Erotic Romance.

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Prince Magnus and the Carpenter

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[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Romance, M/M, light bondage, HEA] Prince Magnus Sorenson is a warrior who is used to the isolated life of a soldier. He is responsible for the safety of his royal family and their subjects and is haunted by his failure to protect his parents. Magnus never expected to find his aheri-his beloved mate. He didn’t deserve him. Archer Stockton is a humble carpenter who plays baseball with his buddies on the weekends. Archie is a gentle giant with a pure heart who was beaten by his father for being gay, causing him to have to learn to talk, read, and walk again. He knew he wasn’t much of a catch. Mag deserved better. Magnus knows Archer is perfect for him. Archer brings love and gentleness into his life. Miraculously, Archer can see through the glamour of Mag’s world. He also sees the beauty of their future and the babies they will have together. Magnus is a soldier who is afraid. Afraid to hope. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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Prince Daxton and the Geek

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[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Romance, M/M, light bondage, HEA] Bryce St. John is a shy man, a geek who lives in his world of computers. After surviving a date attack, he is afraid to trust and is afraid of intimacy. He refuses to risk his heart or his safety by choosing the wrong man again. Prince Daxton Sorenson is a soldier assigned to protect and learn from the powerful royal seer Mohar from the time he was a young man. Seeing Bryce on the baseball field, he realizes he has found his aheri. When Bryce panics and flees, Daxton is heartbroken. Daxton is patient and loving, and Bryce soon finds himself completely smitten. When Mohar arrives to take Daxton back to Sanzel, Dax is injured. Bryce has had enough. He is one seriously pissed off mate who will do what he must to find and protect his man. He is not about to give up on the loving future and the houseful of babies that Dax has promised him. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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Prince Kendrick and the Coach

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[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Romance, M/M, HEA] Roger Newcomb has had his fill of men who don’t want a committed relationship. He wants one man to love and have a family with. It seems that he is alone in his quest for true love. Prince Kendrick Sorenson knew that Roger was his aheri from the moment their eyes met and their souls connected. Roger is the perfect mate for him. But Kendrick is a broken man who cannot give Roger the future he deserves or the family he desires. Spending time with Kendrick has torn down all of Roger’s barriers. He knows nothing about Kendrick’s royal lineage or that the men of Sanzel can have babies. All he knows is, this strong soldier belongs to him. Kendrick insists that there will be no kids in their future and leaves, making Roger decide to move on to a new life in Colorado. It will take more than magic to make things right. It will take a miracle. Note: It is suggested that the previous titles in this series be read first for continuity. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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Prince Drake and the Rock Star

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[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Romance, M/M, HEA] Jimmy Burrows lives the life of a rock star. He’s tired of his life of emptiness. He dreams of having one special man to share his life with who values him as Jimmy–a guy who likes pizza, science fiction, and likes to cook. Prince Drake Sorenson knows that Jimmy is his aheri. When he looks into Jimmy’s violet eyes, he sees the man who is destined to fill their future with love and children. Jimmy’s caring heart and kindness are exactly what Drake needs to calm his soul. Jimmy can’t trust that Drake’s anger and jealousy won’t hurt him. Drake’s stories about a world called Sanzel where there is magic, purple skies, and pregnant men are proof enough that the man is certifiable. When Drake helps heal Jimmy’s friend and her little girl, Jimmy has to reevaluate his judgment of the big man. Maybe Drake’s story of magic, love, and babies is something that’s a possibility for him after all. Note: It is suggested that the previous titles in the series be read first for continuity. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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Prince Duncan and the Playboy

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Romance, M/M, sex toys, HEA]
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Michael Brozen has led the life of a playboy for far too long. His endless succession of hook-ups with twinks has resulted in an attack that sends him to the hospital. His life is empty and meaningless. He aches for someone to care about him and not throw him away like his parents did. Meeting Duncan, Michael finds himself wanting to belong to the gentle, sweet man permanently.
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Prince Duncan Sorenson is an innocent who does not know how to love a man. He has struggled with controlling his magic, always fearing he would hurt someone because of it.His magic is pulled from him whenever it is needed, helping others despite his lack of control. Though he longs for his aheri, he worries he will frighten his mate because of his size and be ridiculed because of his inexperience.
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Duncan’s visions of Michael and the love and the children that they would have together give the shy prince hope.
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** A Siren Erotic Romance

Review

I won’t review each book – for one – they’re all a little similar. Each Prince has an aheri – a human male mate – found on earth – while they live in another very earthlike dimension – and for two- that’s too many!

There is a lot of magic. Insta-love. Mpreg. Danger from people wanting to steal the power the royals have. Lots of really hot smexy times with a few kinks thrown in and then babies.

You must read this in order for it to have it’s best impact as each story leads to the next, but if you’re like me – you’ll want to do that anyway!

I loved this series and have read it at least 3 times now… so, I highly recommend it to fans of mpreg, fated mates, magic, rags to riches, hurt/abuse and good, fun, smexy times.  Don’t expect great literature, but each book has it’s own flavor and fun, and is full of ooey gooey sappiness that makes my heart go pitter pat!

4.25 of 5 stars

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Leo’s Pet (Rescue for Hire Book 4) Audiobook by Bellann Summer Narrated by Darcy Stark

 

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Welcome to the world of Rescue for Hire. Meet the team members who make up a company that forms a family of heroes. The expert tracker for the team, Alex Taylor, is going about his life as usual, invisible to all around him. Then he meets gorgeous Leo DeLuca. When the famous chef let’s him know he is seriously interested, Alex can’t believe it. Unfortunately, their first meeting is interrupted when Alex is pulled away to a rescue mission. Seriously hurt during the rescue mission, Alex is surprised to wake up in the hospital with Leo at his bedside.

Will Leo stay when he finds out Alex’s injury may end his career and fill his life with restrictions? What happens when their deepening relationship is threated by pictures of cheating and paternity lawsuits? Can a plain man like Alex keep the one man who finally sees him?

Review

Alex is the team’s tracker. He gets seriously injured in a rescue and is facing a lawsuit! He meets Leo in the hospital – he’s the cousin of Tony and a famous “playboy” chef.

As per usual, once Leo spots Alex he instantly knows he’s “the one” but Alex wavers a bit.

**

This is a little different from the others in that Leo and Alex have a serious D/s relationship too, so they have to work out those particulars in addition to the normal “getting to know you” stuff.

I love this series and Darcy Stark never disappoints in his narrations. This wasn’t my favorite only because I really don’t like the dynamics of BDSM – even though it’s done to only a light degree here.

4 of 5 stars

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Audible link

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Leos-Pet-Rescue-for-Hire-4-Audiobook/B016CD22UO/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1456425915&sr=1-2

 

Damian’s Treble (Rescue for Hire Book 3) Audiobook by Bellan Summer Narrated by Darcy Stark

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Welcome to the world of Rescue for Hire. Meet the team members who make up a company that forms a family of heroes. Damian White has been observing Treble Walker for months, trying to find a way to catch the dangerous, lethal little man, but Damian wants a forever. Somehow he has to get around Treb’s motto–“Keep it short and simple. I don’t do messy, whiney, emotional stuff.”

Treble Walker is a corner observer who sees everything. He knows the new pilot has been watching him, but when he asks him if he wants to hook up, he gets turned down. Why does that intrigue him? Damian does catch his Treble, but after multiple people go after Treb for revenge, Damian has to keep not only Treble alive but also the hospital staff. There is nothing more dangerous than Treble with a head injury.

Review

Treble is the cold blooded killer in the group of men who rescue people. He’s traded in his weapons for helping, but still teaches gun safety and is available for when there is danger involved in the rescue.

Damian is the pilot who flies the team around. He has been noticing Treb for awhile, but doesn’t want to get involved with him until Treb admits that they have a relationship not just a quick fuck.

Treb fights it, but the slow, persistent wooing eventually does him in and he has to admit he’s fallen for Damian.

Meanwhile, Treb is being stalked by some guys around town who think he’s messing up their lives and he ends up hurt and kidnapped and burgled … luckily he’s Treb so… no worries…right?

**

This is –hands down- my favorite in the series and my favorite couple in the series. Treb and Damian have (IMHO) the most balanced relationship and it just feels so healthy!

Treb is hysterical and Damian is so good at managing his eccentric ways.

Darcy Stark did another fantastic job of giving Treb a lighter but not fem voice and Damian a rough but not OTT alpha voice. Perfect!

I love, love, love these guys and highly recommend this book/audiobook. Even if you’ve not read the series – give this one a try.

6 of 5 stars

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The Running Bunny (Brac Pack Next Gen Book 2) by Lynn Hagen

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[Siren Publishing: The Lynn Hagen ManLove Collection: Erotic Alternative Paranormal, M/M, shape-shifters, werewolves, HEA]

After being setup, Taylor King must choose between going to prison for a very long time or ratting out his mob-connected godfather. The arresting agent gives him five seconds to make a life-altering decision. Should Taylor choose jail or being stuck in witness protection where he can eventually start a new life?

Nevada Graton has just caught his lover in the ultimate lie and decides to walk away. The twins Matthew and Maddox invite him to live with them in Dalton Falls and Nevada takes them up on their offer.

When Nevada and Taylor meet, there is no doubt they are mates, but Nevada begins to suspect that Taylor is hiding something. He’s already been lied to and refuses to deal with deceptive men, but when Taylor’s past catches up with him, will Nevada save the bunny shifter or leave Taylor to deal with a hired killer on his own?

Review

Taylor is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He gets arrested and must agree to inform on his godfather or go to prison. They put him in witness protection in a small town where he meets Nevada.

Nevada has just been duped by his lover and is wary of involvement again, even with his mate. He’s especially leery when it looks like Taylor isn’t being honest with him.

When push comes to shove, though, the mate bond over-rides their resistance and they band together against the bad guys.

**

It’s so good to see Lynn Hagen’s books coming out again! I was worried for awhile… but here we are with Brac Pack Next Gen!

Just like the previous Brac Pack books, this is short, hot and sometimes funny. It was great seeing the fathers again and watching them be all mature and paternal.

If you’re a fan of the series – check this out. If you’re new to the series have no worries, this can absolutely be read as a standalone.

4 of 5 stars

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Jack’s Sweets (Rescue for Hire 2) Audiobook by Bellann Summer Narrated by Darcy Stark

 

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Welcome to the world of Rescue for Hire. Meet the team members who make up a company that forms a family of heroes. Jack Woods is a paramedic on the team, a caregiver by nature, but in his off time he turns into a wild, hard partier. After watching his best friend and boss fall in love, he decides he wants that. Putting his partying ways behind him turns out to be harder than he thought when an ex won’t stay an ex.

Brian Hayward is tiny, delicate, and fragile. He has never felt like an accepted part of anything. Meeting Jack and being brought into the family of the rescue team is a dream come true. Then a horrible tragedy strikes, causing Jack to use his every medical skill to keep life going.

Can Brian and Jack’s relationship survive the consequences of the past? When the whole team moves in, can the couple survive the chaos?

Review

Jack is the medic at Rescue for hire. He finds Brian Hayward (aka Sweets aka Pip) when he rescues the man after his child care center is attacked. Just like his Boss, once Jack meets Pip he knows he’s the “one”.

Brian is a very small guy, he was born prematurely and has remained petite his entire life. He loves kids and dogs and wouldn’t hurt a fly. The rest of his family are sports fanatics so he’s never felt included or loved for being himself.

Jack and Pip make a home fairly quickly but are stymied by one of Jack’s exes – Sherry. She ends up with a big surprise and won’t take no for an answer.

**

This another great Alpha/small guy story. Pip is really sweet and ends up being a central figure in the series (along with Jack, of course.) Pip’s family also ends up playing a role in the series and they’re more problem than can be imagined.

I really enjoyed this on Audio, too – Darcy Stark does a lovely job with the voices and this is a great way to experience this book/series.

4 of 5 stars

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Bear’s Pup (Rescue for Hire Book 1) Audiobook by Bellann Summer Narrated by Darcy Stark

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Welcome to the world of Rescue for Hire. Meet the team members that make up a company that forms a family of heroes. Cade Miller is the owner of the company and is a dominating alpha in mind and body. Cade rescues Bret James on a mission. The instant connection between the two cannot be denied, and he decides to keep him. Bret may have submissive qualities that mesh completely with the big bear, but it is his mischievous side that keeps Cade on his toes and coming back for more. But Bret has evil stalking him.
When the past wants revenge, can Cade discover who has taken Bret and stop him from being a victim again? The team will have to use all of their skills to rescue Bret before all hell breaks loose. Because when the big, bad alpha is crossed, nothing will stop him from getting his pup back.

Review

This is the introduction to the Rescue For Hire series. In it we meet the team and it’s team leader, Cade. Cade rescues Bret from an abusive boyfriend and immediately “claims him as his own.”

It’s sort of a D/s relationship but not by any sort of typical rules. Bret lets Cade make most of the decisions until he decides to throw a fit and then he gets his way.

In this book Bret is thrown into trouble at least three times, and Cade must rescue him in his super-alpha-badass way. Bret is teeny tiny and Cade is huge.

I love this series and love this couple, but it honestly isn’t my favorite in the series but it’s still so much fun!

Darcy Stark narrates the entire series (so far!) and I really like his interpretation of the alphas and their mates in these stories.

If you like a very sappy, sometimes OTT romance where the alpha does a lot of rescuing but is in turned cowed by his partner – with a small element of D/s – this is right up your alley and I highly recommend it.

4 of 5 stars

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Happy’s Ever After (Cade Creek 1) by Stormy Glenn

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Happy O’Brian spent the better part of his life isolated from the rest of the world. He was told he was evil down to his soul. It was physically beat into him on a daily basis. He lived with it, believing that his ultra conservative religious grandparents were right until the day his mother was attacked. Seeking help changed Happy’s life in ways he could never imagine and showed him a world he didn’t know existed.

Answering a disturbance call, Deputy Marc Walker meets a man that shocks him with his gentleness. When he discovers Happy’s true nature, Marc wants to know everything about the man. He wants to show him the world.

When the past rears its head, and their lives are put in danger, Happy tries to do the right thing and distance himself from his handsome deputy. But Marc has other plans for his gentle giant and he’s not going to let a little thing like getting shot or having escaped prisoners gunning for them interfere with those plans. Happy will get his happy ever after.

Note: Some graphic depiction of extreme violence against the hero when he was a minor.

Review

Happy has been raised in isolation with his grandparents and his mother for the first 20 some years of his life because his crazy grandparents thought his birth an abomination. They’ve also been abusing him until the day when his mother and he nearly get killed and he can finally escape.

Marc is a new deputy in Cade Creek and when he meets the sweet, shy and gorgeous Happy he just knows he needs to get close to and be important to him.

Their relationship is hard because Happy doesn’t have a lot of “worldly” knowledge and his belief is that sex is the devil’s work doesn’t help either. But Marc is patient and sincere in his love for Happy so they manage to work through their issues.

When Happy’s evil grandfather makes another visit everyone’s in danger again, but they manage to apprehend him and have their HEA.

**

Stormy Glenn always gives us very steamy and sometimes sappy romances with unique and sometimes “broken” characters.

I love Happy’s simplicity and though there were times I was a bit uncomfortable with the way their relationship moved forward – I think in the end it was mostly sweet and full of good feelings.

I really enjoyed this first book in the series and look forward to more!

4 of 5 stars

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