Title: Evan Gilbert’s Greatest Hits Bundle
Author: Evan Gilbert
Genre: Angels and Demons, Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, New Adult, Other Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: Novel (691 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 15, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: Individual ratings below
Blurb: Explore serious, romantic, and occasionally dark and dangerous, tales spun by Evan Gilbert, starting on the darker side with Brown-eyed Devil and its sequel, Red Rogue, which follow the tale of necromancer Anoki and his lover, Myron, whom Anoki must rescue from demonic forces. Then back to the real world: in Made Man, true crime author Eli decides to settle a score with a mob boss, only to fall for his son; in Loss of Heart, Daryl and Adam are comfortable in their relationship, but they can’t agree on whether to marry; in Dallas in Wonderland, Dallas is surprised when he develops an attraction for Johnny, a college student who has recently become a porn actor for Dallas’s studio, and Miguel Duarte, an office assistant; in Love Turned Blue, Slade meets auto mechanic Bruno, who desires a dedicated relationship as much as he does; and in Eyes on Sparrow, Morgan is surprised to discover he and Sparrow share a mutual attraction, one that leads to smoking hot sex, the kind that leaves the room sweltering.
Brown-Eyed Devil 01 – Brown-Eyed Devil ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.75 Hearts
Due to a curse in the family line Myron is turning into a beast. Meanwhile kids at the school are disappearing. Anoki, a necromancer has been tasked tasked to stop the disappearances. Myron and Anoki team up to stop what is happening. These characters worked well together throughout. I truly enjoyed this story from beginning to end. The fight scenes were terrifying.
Brown-Eyed Devil 0# 2 – Red Rogue ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
The sequel to Brown-Eyed Devil follows Anoki as he goes on a quest to remove the curse on Myron’s family so they can be together. What follows is much more than Anoki knew about. More action scenes, demons and a powerful mother stand in the way of the secrets behind the curse being placed. Anoki’s family is dangerous, eventually his estranged father comes back to offer his aid. A truly wonderful story that takes the reader on a journey through danger, secrets and a whole cast of paranormal beings that leave the reader spellbound. I loved it.
Made Man ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2 Hearts
Lots of twists, angst and drama surround Kevin and Eli. Kevin tries to be a gentlemen about things and Eli is quite the opposite in wanting to charge ahead. This is weird story with two men separated in high school only to reunite later on in life with Eli investigating Kevin’s father’s criminal activities. It was an o.k. read with an abrupt ending and no resolution.
Loss of Heart ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Such a heartbreaking, emotional story about Daryl and Adam who’ve decided to commit to each other and get married. Before that happens an intruder breaks into the house while Adam is at work and rapes Daryl. Though the scene is brief it’s after affects are powerful and felt long after the ordeal is over. Daryl struggles to live again without fear and guilt while Adam continues to support him in every way. I have to say what pissed me off was the attacker got away despite Daryl scratching him. The police should have been able to catch him via his DNA so that confused me.
Dallas in Wonderland ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Dallas, Johnny and Miguel each have their own baggage to carry in this story. Each character is well developed and described. As a matter of fact half the book is just that. Each men needed the other in some way throughout which I really liked. Another thing I liked was the one sex scene. Many times authors over do the sex scenes to the point where there’s more sex than actual story but not in this case. Wonderfully written this is a story about three different men who come together and heal the others wounds so to speak.
Love Turned Blue ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2 Hearts
Slade and Bruno start a relationship only to have it jeopardised by several things. Slade was married to a woman and had a son before getting divorced. Now the thirteen year old Kent is coming to stay with his father. What will he do when he finds out his dad’s actually gay and that he’s dating a man? Bruno and kids do not mix well so the news of Slade’s son coming to stay makes him doubtful that things will work out. In the end they work things out.
Eyes on Sparrow ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts
Morgan is on summer break and about to go off to college. Sparrow is a construction worker working across the street. Sparrow catches Morgans eye. They start a relationship only to have it jeopardised by Morgan’s immanent departure until he finally stands up for what he wants to his parents. I enjoyed the story and especially Morgan finally taking up for himself and not allowing someone else to control his life.