Genre: Contemporary

REMASTERED by Madelynne Ellis

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REMASTERED by Madelynne EllisRemastered by Madelynne Ellis
Series: A Black Halo Novelette, Mastered: Anthology
Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

The studio has had sound engineer Allegra ‘Alle’ Hutton working on remastering classical albums since they hired her, so she’s thrilled when they offer her a rock album.  Black Halo is a band anyone would love to get their hands on, especially someone new in the field.

 

Everyone typically goes crazy for Black Halo’s lead singer, but Alle’s always had a thing for Spook Mortensen and his mad skills as a rhythm guitarist.  Overwhelmed at first when she meets the band, Alle is soon brought back to Earth because Spook objects to her changes in a song track.

 

Not only does she get off on the wrong foot musically, but Alle makes it worse when she flirts with Spook and he reacts badly.  Issues in his past make it impossible for Spook to start something sexual with Alle.  Or so he thought…

 

Remastered pits artistic temperament together with sensual tension and the results are explosive.  Alle and Spook are complex characters, one strives for notice and the other considers it a necessary evil.  The plotline has true potential and their encounter builds quickly to flames.  Unfortunately Alle comes off as too aggressive and without any real back story Spook’s issues can’t be sympathized.  Everything is there to make Remastered a hit but some components don’t ring true.

WORKING OUT by Marie Harte

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WORKING OUT by Marie HarteWorking Out by Marie Harte
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Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

Jameson’s Gym is a hotbed of sweating bodies and finding partners.  Mac Jameson works at his uncle’s gym after his career with the marines came to an end.  The best and worst part of his day is when Maggie Doran teaches her aerobic classes.

 

With his label as a playboy the last thing Maggie wants is a relationship with Mac.  Teaching aerobics is a part time job, her true talents lie in the highly specialized artwork Maggie does with paper.  Giving Mac anything more than friendship is a risk to her heart.

 

When Maggie is finally willing to take a chance on Mac they realize their feelings are dead on and everything falls into place.  The artist bows down to the dominant and loves every minute of it.  But as Maggie’s artwork takes off and she receives the notice she deserves Mac pulls back.  He doesn’t want to be an obstacle to her success.  It’s up to Maggie to convince the ex-marine that she needs his dominance to succeed.  This time the submissive must take the upper hand.

 

The complex dynamics of love within a D/s relationship is explored in Working Out.  Hot, complicated characters will keep readers focused on this intense plotline.  Maggie and Mac’s tumultuous romance never misses a beat.  Miscommunication and guarded hearts make for a powerful love story.  Working Out sweats the small stuff and offers a riveting romance.

FIRE INSIDE by Dawn Douglas

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FIRE INSIDE by Dawn DouglasFire Inside by Dawn Douglas
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

The St. Louis Fire Foxes are on a winning streak thanks to the hottest find in the NBA, Tyler Haley.  Signed straight from high school, the big, blonde kid’s talent has made the young team steadily raise over the past few years, right to a shot at the championship.

 

Recently retired from years of active duty sucking up desert sand Captain Eric ‘Ram’ Ramos takes a position as Haley’s assistant.  According to team owner Mrs. Brady the kid’s previous employees spent more time screwing each other and his girlfriend than doing their jobs.  It’s ironic that part of the reason he’s hired is because he’s gay.

 

Though Ram is far from a psychology degree it’s patently obvious to him that Tyler is starving from a lack of basic kindness and decency.  Years in the foster system and a loss of identity left Tyler thirsting for someone to care about him.  Ram feels an empathy he never expected for the lonely young man.  He can tell that something is going on with Tyler as well.  Their relationship is evolving into something far more than friendship and neither wants to stop it.

 

Author Dawn Douglas delivers an emotionally charged tale of love in Fire Inside.  Their romance is seductive in a quiet, genuine, slowly developing manner.  Straightforward, no nonsense Ram connects from the first with awkward, naïve Tyler.  It’s a joy to witness their relationship grow.  Told in first person point of view by Ram there’s some truly snarky dialogue that adds depth to their story.  Seriously touching, Fire Inside gives heart and hope to their love.  Only problem is that it ends.

WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Kade Boemhe

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WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Kade BoemheWhere the World Ends by Kade Boemhe
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, Interracial, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Deputy Will Cooper recently joined the Gray’s Harbor County PD in West Washington after a scandal back home in Sacramento made it impossible to stay with the department there.  Hoping for a new beginning Will is ill prepared for the blatant racism he faces with the native Chitwhen tribe, particularly towards the local PD.

 

Feelings of distrust between the two sides make things truly awkward after meeting Colin Sharpe, an advocate for Chitwhen students.  The Native American and the deputy undress each other with their eyes at every glance.  An unplanned encounter on neutral territory and the sparks fly

 

When a Native teenager spouts ugly accusations against the deputy their relationship is put to the test.  Colin keeps hoping that everything will quiet down but others, including his father, won’t back down from believing the lies being told.  Will’s entire life is put under a microscope and there’s no end in sight.

 

Emotionally charged, Where the World Ends pits love against family.  Will and Colin have real issues, their chemistry is unmistakable.  Unfortunately Will’s quiet stoicism works against him and Colin’s inability to stand his ground further crumbles their romance.  Racism skirts the plotline, but it’s personality and family at the heart of Where the World Ends.  Love is the goal and it is a long road getting there for Will and Colin.

THE PLAYBOY’S MENAGE by R. G. Alexander

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THE PLAYBOY’S MENAGE by R. G. AlexanderThe Playboy's Menage by R. G. Alexander
Series: Billionaire Bachelors #3
Published by Ironhorse Publishing Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

Billionaire’s polymath playboy Peter Faraday and royal rocker Henry Vincent have known each other since childhood and shared many sexual adventures throughout the years.  In college they spent four glorious days with one Holly Ruskin.  No one has ever gotten to Henry and Peter like Holly did in those few days.

 

Love seems to be in the air for their best friends Dean and Tracy, so maybe it’s time to revisit the past for a little while since nobody’s ever touched them like Holly.  At least that’s what first Henry and then Peter tell themselves when they see her again.

 

A successful ghostwriter Holly’s pursued all kinds of jobs as research over the years.  Contacted by Henry and Peter and feeling the sparks between them again, Holly agrees to spending several months in a no strings, anything goes fantasy fulfilling ménage.  What happens when half way through their time frame Henry and Peter accept that they’ve never stopped loving Holly and no one else will ever do?  More importantly, how does Holly feel?

 

The Playboy’s Menage cleverly blends a scorching hot threesome with a touching love story.  These characters are articulate, intelligent, and highly motivated to ensure sexual enjoyment.  Holly, Peter, and Henry’s complex relationship explores intimacy issues and a unique romance.  Author R.G. Alexander gives the reader an orgasmic page turner.

BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE by T. A. Chase

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THE FALCONER’S LURE by A. J. Marcus

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UNFETTERED by Sasha White

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THE CEO’S FANTASY by R. G. Alexander

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IN THE WINGS by Jaime Samms

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