Title: Between the Sheets
Series: Cedar Falls 23
Author: Shea Balik
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (November 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts
Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.
The biggest election Cedar Falls has ever had has arrived. What better way to cover it than starting a newspaper? Jonathan Grier never would’ve considered taking the job if he hadn’t been humiliated and banned from every other publication. Had he known just how insane the town really was, he might have decided to work in retail instead.
Drex Kershaw had been part of a military special forces unit until an injury ended his career. Determined to make a new life for himself, he discovered Jonathan, who needed him more than anyone he’d saved in the past. But if Drex had any hope of finding happiness with Jonathan, he may just have to paddle the snarky cynicism right out of him.
Warning: The election of the century, or at least for another four years, has finally arrived. Will Jesse win, or will he end up throwing the biggest temper tantrum of his life?
Review: Each book in the Cedar Falls collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
I started reading romance stories at the age of twelve and was always intrigued by the worlds that authors can come up with. Then a few years ago I read my first gay romance and I decided that there was just something about them that I liked more. I, like many, have favorites that we always follow and Shea Balik is one of those authors for me. There is just something about the worlds that she creates that keeps me captivated through out the whole entire book. So much so that when a new book comes out, I must always start reading the very first book that leads up to this one.
I love how there is a serious tone to it, but that it is equally matched with humor. I can’t stand a book that has no humor in it, I would rather be laughing then just sitting there. I also love how Jesse and the gang try to help the others out, even if it gets them into hot water. There is always lust, love, hot sex and a good amount of danger placed in these stories that keeps my attention as well.
It is the time to find out if Jesse is going to be mayor or not. Jesse decided they needed a newspaper in town and who better than Jonathan to run it. However it would seem Jonathan just wants to find out the truth about the two men who are running. He just seems to not like Jesse and he has one hell of an attitude. Thankfully Drex knew how to handle him. He had once been in the special forces until he was injured. Now he just led a quite life working with a friend. All that is going to change with a very vocal and sexy man. Stay tuned to find out who wins the election, GO JESSE.
I love these stories especially when there are some gorgeous men in some kinky situations. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.