Genre: MMF

HAVOC AND HELL: A Dragon’s Prize by Marie Harte

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HAVOC AND HELL: A Dragon’s Prize by Marie HarteHavoc and Hell: A Dragon's Prize by Marie Harte
Series: Ethereal Foes #3
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Fantasy, MMF

As the son of a demon king James Sinclair has certain obligations, a job to steer humans on a downward course.  When he’s not working James invariably gets into trouble with his twin brother.  Their latest jest was to steal a prized egg from the Dragon Queen.  The snatch worked flawlessly until they were caught.  To pay for his part in the fun James will spend the next ten days at the mercy of the dragon prince Teban, his best friend.


Coming to the aid of a seemingly helpless teenager in the lower realm on the way to Teban proves to be very wrong indeed when she turns out to be one of the dreaded Havoc.  Barely conscious from the girl’s tender care James is saved by her aunt of all things, who takes a liking to the badly bleeding and bitten demon.  As Teban shows up after tracking the missing demon aunt Kihra decides the dragon prince will make an excellent mate as well.  James and Teban believe that they are humoring the sexy Havoc female.  Eventually they will realize Kihra is serious, completely serious.


Hot as…well, hell, Havoc & Hell: A Dragon’s Prize brings together three unlikely beings with passionate results.  Easy going James, intense Teban, and ruthless Kihra will challenge each other and destroy anyone who tries to tear them apart.  Their confusion as to who’s in charge brings a layer of humor to the unique romance.  Scorching heat between the characters keeps the love story strong, but mention of levels of hell, demon types, and such is unfortunately sometimes hard to follow.

HOTTER THAN EVER by Elle Kennedy

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HOTTER THAN EVER by Elle KennedyHotter Than Ever by Elle Kennedy
Series: Out of Uniform #9
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-07-09
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, MMF
Reviewed by Shayna

When you land in hot water, swim for safety—or let the fire burn. An Out of Uniform StoryClaire McKinley has just experienced every bride’s nightmare. The groom is a no-show, and now she must face five hundred guests alone. Furious and humiliated, Claire seeks help from the most unlikely candidate—her almost-brother-in-law, who promptly whisks her away to his apartment in San Diego, where she can recover her pride in peace and quiet. Dylan Wade is no fan of Claire’s, but no way can he leave the jilted bride in her time of need. Bringing her home seems like a good idea—until he remembers his new roommate. Dylan’s relationship with Aidan is...complicated. And with Claire thrown into the mix, life becomes even more...complicated. Claire is blindsided by her attraction not only to Dylan, but also to Aidan, a man she’s just met. Soon they’re caught up in an all-consuming sexual storm they can’t fight even if they wanted to. Yet Claire wonders if it can last, or if she’s just setting herself up for more heartache. Warning: This book is very dirty. Ménage a trois and man-on-man dirty. Graphic-language and explicit-sex dirty. Basically? Dirty. You’ve been warned.

Dylan Wade has never been Claire McKinley’s biggest fan, and he’s definitely not looking forward to having her as a sister-in-law.  But when his brother dumps Claire five minutes before their wedding, Dylan can’t leave her to face the headache and embarrassment alone.  The best solution he can come up with is to take Claire home with him.  There’s just one thing Dylan forgot: his roommate and lover, Aidan Rhodes.

Dylan and Aidan’s relationship is complicated and undefined, and adding Claire into the mix doesn’t help any.  Both men want each other, but they also know they need a woman to make their relationship complete.  Their attraction to Claire and hers to them suggests that she might be that woman.  But can they convince her to risk the condemnation of others for a chance at a relationship that could be everything the three of them need?

Hotter Than Ever lives up to its title!  In Claire, Dylan, and Aidan’s story, Elle Kennedy has delivered another Out of Uniform book that’s so irresistible, I devoured it in one sitting.

While Hotter Than Ever is deliciously dirty, it’s the heart rather than the heat that stayed with me long after I finished the book.  The sexual tension between Dylan and Aidan steamed up the pages of the previous Out of Uniform book, Getting Hotter.  By the beginning of Hotter Than Ever the two are lovers, but their relationship is incomplete, and not just because they’re missing a woman.  Dylan is a modern day knight in shining armor, a man who gives of himself completely and I absolutely loved him for it.  Aidan, in turn, has a lot of love to give but it’s nearly impossible for him to open up to Dylan.  This broke my heart over and over again in the story and I was rooting for Aidan to share himself with Dylan emotionally like he did with Claire.  Speaking of Claire, as cheesy as it may sound, she — a smart, caring, likeable protagonist in her own right — completes Dylan and Aidan.  Though Claire and Dylan have a rough start due to misunderstandings, with Aidan playing referee it’s no surprise that they’re able to work things out and start heating things up.

Prejudice and trouble with family add tension of the non-sexual kind to Hotter Than Ever, making it a complete story.  I really liked that Ms. Kennedy addressed the problems Claire, Dylan, and Aidan faced as a permanent threesome.  And I absolutely loved that all three protagonists and every aspect of their relationship got equal time.  

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