(Watch Me) Break You by Avril Ashton

91XLo3T23zL._SL1500_Title: (Watch Me) Break You

Series: Run This Town 01

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (212 pages)

Publisher: Sinner’s Haven Publishing (September 9th 2014)

Heat Level: Extra Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Here comes trouble…

Men. Women. Drugs. Dima Zhirkov’s favorite things. Add in the element of danger and he should be right as rain. But not today. It’s not working, hasn’t for a long time. He’s grasping at the flimsiest of straws to prove he’s indeed strong enough to run his streets. Until he sets eyes on him. In the midst of a room full of strangers, Dima is drawn to a man as cold and dangerous as he’s beautiful. Captivated, Dima embarks on a ruthless campaign to get his new toy into bed.

Here comes the danger…

Xavier “X” Storm is content to pull the strings while someone else handles the day-to-day dealings of his gang, The Rude Boys. He’s after what Dima holds closest—the Coney Island streets. He contracts out the job of killing the Russian, except Dima isn’t that easy to kill. When he suddenly shows up in X’s path, tempting him to indulge in the dirtiest play, he finds Dima isn’t all that easy to shake, either. His cocky attitude and rough submission tempts X to go where he’d vowed to never return, and they plunge head first into an affair fueled by possessive obsession.

Run for cover

Sex and pain Dima can handle, and X delivers the most depraved kind. Their connection is explosive, their games addictive, but Dima can end it whenever he wishes. He doesn’t see that X is breaking him down, giving Dima everything he wants and even more than he ever thought to need. By the time, he realizes who X is and what he wants, Dima is raw, and bullet riddled. It’s run or fight. And Dima doesn’t back down. Neither does X.
Warning: Includes strong BDSM elements.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Break-This-Town-Book-ebook/dp/B00MWMQYHC
Review: I will start with a warning. This isn’t for everyone. There is lots of violence, sadism and masochism, breath-play and rape. This story isn’t for the faint of heart.

Dima is a Russian mob boss, tossed in after his father’s death. His brother wants his position and the elders want his brother in position since he is their puppet. They don’t like Dima’s gentler ways or ideas for change.

Xavier is a complicated man. He likes giving pain and is highly sought in the club scene. Dima is given a pass by Mateo to go here when he finally decided to get his hidden needs met. Dima see Xavier in action and is stricken with obsession to get Xavier to hurt him. Be his new toy. Xavier finally is cornered and one taste of Dima and he is hooked. He can’t get enough of the man. But if Dima finds out that Xavier is more than a high-class lawyer it could end everything.

I don’t know who I liked the most or pitied the most, Xavier or Dima. I found them both hot, intriguing, powerful yet intriguing and sexy. I could see a vulnerability in each man’s strong interior and see how each fit the other so perfectly.

I absolutely loved every terrifying, intriguing, breathtaking, sexy minute! This story is hotter than a forest fire in California! There are so many twists and turns it’s hard to second guess it.

If you like stories out of the box, pain, violence, breath play, fetishes, gangsters, ad mobs, lots of angst, twists and turns and love that can triumph it all you really should read this! !

Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton ~Audiobook

9781419939686Title: Love the Sinner

Series: Brooklyn Sinners, #1

Author: Avril Ashton

Narrator: Renard Pasquale

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 9 hours and 22 minutes

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (2-18-14)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Tams

Blurb: Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?

Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.

Purchase Link: http://www.audible.com/search?advsearchKeywords=Love+the+Sinner
Review: Gabriel Ashby is content with his life, or so he thinks. He has a long time live in girlfriend and he’s a successful detective with the local police force. Now sitting in an interrogation room across from Crime Boss and all around bad guy, Angelo Pagan, he feels something for this man that he’s never felt before. Weeks later and Ashby can’t stop thinking about Angelo Pagan, but he stuffs those feelings down deep, attempting to ignore them. Until he is shot in an ambush, by none other than Angelo Pagan. The bullet is a clean shot with no chance of seriously hurting Gabe, well, other than his pride.

Angelo Pagan has been living life in a fog since his sister was murdered at her birthday dinner. And then he spent a miserable afternoon being questioned by Gabriel Ashby, now he can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous cop with the mesmerizing eyes and curly dark hair. When one of his men stumbles on Gabe at a raid, Pagan steps up and shoots Gabe rather than allowing his man to do it knowing the gunman would surely kill the cop.

While recovering and off duty, Gabe’s girlfriend moves out, something about him being emotionally absent. He too is now living life in a fog, not even realizing that one crime boss is watching his every move. Soon enough Pagan makes his presence and his interest in Gabe known. Gabe tells himself this is a mistake, Pagan is a mobster, and he is a cop, not to mention Pagan is a man. But the attraction will not be denied and the two begin an unconventional affair that seems to be doomed from the start. Making an agreement to keep their affair and their jobs separate, they quickly learn neither one of them will be able to follow through with that. Can Pagan keep his associates from finding out about Gabe? Can Gabe separate the man he is falling in love with, with the mobster crime boss that Pagan is when they aren’t together?

This story is all about the raw sexuality that is shared by two men who are complete polar opposites, but can’t seem to keep their hands off each other, among other things. The writing was gritty, as were some of the characters and the storyline. Pagan truly is a murderous gangster with a heart, his goal is to get out of the business and get as far away from all the darkness as possible. Taking Gabe with him, of course. Gabe has fallen in love with the tall, dark, and brooding Italian with the long curly hair and golden hued eyes that seem to bore through his soul. But he has a hard time with these feelings as they go against everything it is to be a cop. He’s supposed to bring down the bad guy, not fall in love with him.

Narrated by Renard Pasquale and though this is my first audio with him, it won’t be my last. He transitioned flawlessly between the American accent of Gabe and that gangster sheik Italian slang that Angelo threw around. I was completely engrossed in this story between the writing and the narration. Multiple characters were woven into the story and first off, the author gave each one a veritable attitude. And then Pasquale carried that over into the audio book giving these men their own distinct voice.

Angelo and Gabe carry this raw, passionate sexuality as well that could not be denied. I would definitely recommend this audio book, and I cannot possibly imagine reading it on paper would be any less rewarding. My only complaint would be a bit of a weird transition for Gabe from being almost shy and inexperienced and then not ten pages later, he is taking the dirty talk and directing his lover to a whole new level. That was off for me, but overall this was one of the sexiest books I’ve listened to in a while.

When Morning Comes by Avril Ashton

20550509Title: When Morning Comes


Series: Fantasies: THR33, 01


Author: Avril Ashton


Genre: Contemporary/Ménage/BDSM/Interracial


Length: Short (48 pages)


ISBN: 978-1-77130-694-2


Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 15th, 2014) 


Heat Level: Explicit


Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts


Reviewer: Cat


Blurb: Rich kid playboy Logan Sabourin has long been in love with his best friend. He’s learned to keep his game face on and smile, despite wanting to be Ryan Mora’s submissive in the worst way. He can’t be with Ryan the way he wishes, so when Ryan’s birthday rolls around, Logan buys his friend a fantasy. A submissive for the night.


Ryan Mora agrees to the elaborate gift his best friend gives him, only if Logan joins in. Lucky for them, his one night submissive, Cassidy James, is all for it. What started as Logan and Ryan sharing Cassidy turns into something deeper as a whipping scene reveals Logan’s submissive side. Soon Ryan is entertaining the prospect of having more with both men. But when morning comes, and Cassidy and Logan are nowhere to be found, it’s up to Ryan to turn their one night fantasy into reality.


Be Warned: ménage sex (MMM), m/m sex, BDSM, flogging, rimming, and double anal penetration.


Purchase Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/when-morning-comes-by-avril-ashton/


Review: This is your basic, fulfil a fantasy story. Logan has gotten his best friend Ryan a special birthday gift and is feeling a little blue. There are hints to a secret, but it’s pretty obvious what that secret is. Having said this, I will say this is a well-written story.  It’s very straightforward. Descriptions come in small doses and don’t take away from the story.  I did enjoy the story quite a bit. 

There were things I didn’t quite get like the double penetration scene. In my opinion, it should have been Cassidy on the receiving end of that.

If you are looking for a very hot ménage, light BDSM, friends to lovers’ story this is for you!


Till Mercy by Arvil Ashton

2326Title: Till Mercy

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre: Paranormal/Multicultural

Length: Novella (94 pages)

Publisher: Total E Bound Publishing (September 27th 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:A suicide mission to avenge the death of his family brings an outspoken professor face-to-face with his worst enemy, and a new chance at life and love.

He’d topped the Paranormal Security Council’s hit list at one time, but Professor Nathan Valte has been given a second chance. Instead of moving on, Nathan is pedaling backward. Consumed with guilt and grief, he sets out for revenge, hunting the leopards who brutally murdered his wife and child. Armed and ready to die, he heads into the Colorado Mountains.

In Nathan’s way, preventing him from achieving his goal is one of them. The enemy. In the arms of his worst nightmare, Nathan finds forgiveness and acceptance. In the arms of a leopard lies hope for a future, if only Nathan is brave enough to embrace mercy instead of retribution

Purchase Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?CAT_ID=&P_ID=2326

Review: This is book three of the Paranormal Security Council series, yet stands alone ok. You do know more about the past and why Nate is like he is if you read Till Surrender.

Nate is still suffering from his loss, even though he realizes not all paras are responsible for his wife and daughter and not all are bad. He feels he has no reason to live and just wants to get his own justice by killing the leopards that killed his wife and daughter and joining them. Yes, the poor man is on a suicide mission.

Pres has problems of his own, he is dealing with personal issues with is long-time lover Ian, One of the council leaders has come up missing and another is ill, and he has another secret that doing this mission with Nate will force him to look at some skeletons in his closet he doesn’t want to see.

I love, love, love this series. I like the diversity of genres. Some books are M/M, some are M/F, and all are amazing

I love the depth and connection of the story and characters. You can feel the pain, the need, the frustration. It’s amazing!

I’ve been waiting what seems forever for this story and was not disappointed! I will warn you these stories do end with cliffhangers!  Bites nails waiting for the next one!

I highly recommend this if you like paranormal series, shifters of all breeds, unique types of paranormal characters, suspense, some very hot mansex and cliffhangers!

Sinner's Fall by Avril Ashton

18245308Title: Sinner’s Fall

Series: Brooklyn Sinners book #4

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre: Mystery/ suspense

Length: Novella (93 pages)

Publisher:Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. (August 16th 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:Book four in the Brooklyn Sinners series.
Tommy Jankowski is hiding from a past he can’t escape and a man he can’t forget. With a new name and resolve, he settles in a small California town. It’s there he catches the eye of a predator. Fearing for his life, Tommy reaches out to his old boss for help. The man who shows up is the last person Tommy is prepared to face. 

Mateo Oliveros hasn’t forgiven himself for scaring Tommy so bad he took off running. When Mateo gets a call that Tommy is in danger, he doesn’t think twice before rushing to the rescue, but Tommy isn’t happy to see him. Mateo’s plan is to eliminate Tommy’s problem then walk away, but that’s getting harder and harder to do. The pull between them hasn’t disappeared, in fact, it burns hotter and brighter. With neither man willing to give in, they’re both headed for a fall. It’s only a matter of who goes first.

Purchase Link: http://www.ellorascave.com/sinner-s-fall.html

Review:Tommy ran from his past and the one man he cared about to find himself in trouble with a controlling man who won’t take no for an answer. He calls Pablo for help, not expecting who shows up to assist him. Does he run again?

This is book four of the Brooklyn sinner series. They each stand-alone, though you understand the other characters better if you read them in order.

This book is about Tommy and Mateo. The story had lots of promise, but I felt I was left hanging with the plot. Lots of stuff was brought up that never was answered, but I imagine it may be in the next book. I found the story a bit rushed as far as plot, but the romance between Tommy and Mateo was hot and sexy and the end was satisfying

I recommend this to everyone that likes gangsters and a good romance between two broken and tough men. 

Sinner, Savior by Avril Ashton

16120519Title: Sinner, Savior

Series: Brooklyn Sinner, Book #2

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (169 pages)

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Gunrunner Pablo Castillo has cemented his reputation in the gun trade as callous and cold-hearted. Personal feelings no longer matter, not with everyone out to make him a sacrifice on their way to the top. He remains untouchable, until a meeting with a rival gang leader and a new deal brings him face-to-face with temptation. 

Dev is the right hand to a sadistic bastard out for blood and glory. He hides his true feelings of distaste for his boss, not the least of his many secrets. He could’ve sworn those secrets were safe, but after meeting Pablo he’s not so sure. The two men come together in a heated affair neither can deny, battling themselves, each other and a deadly enemy bent on spilling blood. Pablo and Dev will have to stick together or walk away from a love neither man expected to find. The choice should be simple. It never is. 

Reader Advisory: Contains brief scenes of gang-related violence.

Product Link: http://www.ellorascave.com/sinner-savior.html

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Pablo has taken over Los P, a gang in Brooklyn that is mostly gunrunning. He meets with one of his adversary’s that wants to buy guns from only them. During this meeting, he meets York’s new right hand man and can’t get him out of his head. He has to keep his sex-life a secret, because of being a gang-leader and he has been hurt in the past and doesn’t feel his heart is his own to give.

Dev has secrets of his own and knows for many reasons he should not pursue Pablo, but he just can’t help himself. He knows that it’s a relationship doomed to fail and the fact that Pablo pushes him away makes it more appealing.

This is book two in this series. I had read the third first and in my opinion if I had not, this one would have been harder to follow. Syren’s appearance in this one really stemmed from a scene in the third. That if you didn’t know that story I think you might have really been stumped, and you would have no idea about the other man Pablo was pining for. HOWEVER, this is a lovey story on its own. I love how in this one, it isn’t so cut and dry or easy for these two. I love how Pablo pushes away and keeps telling Dev he is just a thing. I liked not liking Pablo so much and having to form a relationship with him myself. But, then again, I am a sucker for the bad-boys. I loved Dev’s determination though I don’t think I’d go through half the hell Pablo put him through and wow was the sex smoking! This is a great series and I cannot wait for the next one!  

Recommendation: I do recommend you read book one and Three first for better understanding and enjoyment on this one. If you love a deep heartfelt love story, especially where one man is in love with someone else, between cops and criminals, gunrunners, gangs, undercover agents, drama, suspense, and very hot mansex, this is necessary.

Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton

13615101Title: Love the Sinner

Series: Brooklyn Sinner, Book #1

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Novel (229 pages)

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (May 9th, 2012)

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?

Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.

Product Link: http://www.ellorascave.com/love-the-sinner.html

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Gabe knows something is different the moment he meets Angelo in the interrogation room. Angelo is a Gunrunner and possibly a killer and Gabe is a cop, and straight. But the moment they touch, his feelings run wild. Angelo is tired of hiding but has no choice a gang-leader of his caliber stands no chance if it’s found out he is gay. But the moment he met Gabe he knew he was the one he has always wanted.

Wow, this is a beautiful story! I love how these two men are so different but know inside how they need the other. I also liked that Gabe wasn’t a hidden gay, that he was truly straight until he met Angelo. To me this made the story even more magical. I liked how the sex was so hot but the way it was mixed in with all the drama and gang related stuff really worked for me. I liked never knowing whether these two would make it. Such a beautiful, bittersweet story. Do they make it? Is it a HEA? I’m not telling you will have to buy this one * while you’re at it better get the next two and have them handy…

Recommendation: If you love a story of two men that shouldn’t be together, Straight man falling for a man, a love that seems impossible, Cops, Gun runners, mobsters, true love, and really sensuous and hot mansex, this one is for you. I am addicted to this series!

A Sinner Born by Avril Ashton

Avril-AshtonTitle: A Sinner Born

Series: Brooklyn Sinners, #3

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (277 pages)                                           

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave (June 19th, 2013)

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Book three in the Brooklyn Sinners series.
Syren Rua is at war. He battles painful childhood demons and his intense need for the first person who makes him feel. As Faro, Syren makes deals with the worst while taking the steps necessary to bring his family’s killer to justice. He isn’t one to indulge in selfish needs, but he’ll make the time in this instance. Syren has been watching Kane Ashby, craving the grieving man for his own. He’s always stayed away from temptation, but that’s about to change.

Kane isn’t over the death of his long-time partner. He’s certainly not ready for a relationship, sexual or otherwise, but Syren isn’t a man who takes no for an answer. The unpredictable Syren offers nothing but secrets and brings with him memories so dark, they could wipe out any chance the two might ever have. Syren brings Kane’s heart back to life. But it is also Syren who could inflict the most damage.

Inside Scoop: One of our heroes has a panty fetish. And it’s hot. This book also contains brief references to rape and child abuse.tumblr_ltzsudlqHi1qfvnh6o1_500

Product Link:http://www.ellorascave.com/a-sinner-born.html

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Syren has lots of secrets and more than one identity. Can he keep track of who he really is and what the real him needs?

Kane is barely living. He can’t let go of his past lover, yet Faro intrigues him, and Vince is finally ready to come out for Kane. What will Kane do? Can he let Bailey’s memory go? Could he and Vince have a future together as more than friends? Who is Faro and why does this man seem so intent on Kane?

OH WOW! This book has so much going on. There is mystery, Intrigue, drama, angst, hot sex. SO many different romances and feelings that tie together and fit like puzzle pieces.  I cried. I swooned. I got mad. Yep this is one heck of a good story.

There are so many good characters and all have so many complicated feelings and roles, it’s hard to not like even the bad guys and at times I wanted to hurt both of the  prominent main characters Kane and Syren.

It is the third book in this series, but I never got lost, so it stands alone well; but I have to say I wanted to read the others, to see who they were about and how they fit into this one. I cannot wait for the next story to see how things move forward and what becomes of Syren and Cane now or who the main characters in the next book will be.

Recommendation: If you like, complicated characters and intriguing plots, drug runners, mobs, cartels, secret agents, police officers, FBI agents, romance with angst, little BDSM (bondage) secrets, super- hot sex, and this one is for you!

Till Surrender by Arvil Ashton

Title:  Till Surrender

Series:   Paranormal Security Council 02

Author:  Avril Ashton

Genre:  Gay MM/ Paranormal/ Multicultural/ Contemporary

Length: Novel

Publisher: Total- E- Bound Publishing (May 7th, 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb:   Book two in the Paranormal Security Council Series

The key to his salvation is the one person he’s destined to love…and betray.

Tattooed half-breed Takayo ‘Saint’ St John kills for the PSC with single-minded efficiency. He’s never questioned or failed his assignments…until he stares into the cornflower-blue eyes of Ryken Valte, the man whose life he’s infiltrated under false pretences. Harsh words and a cold shoulder aren’t enough to keep the distance between them, but Saint’s mission damns him. His job is to kill the brother of the man he loves and he sees no way out of his predicament.

Ryken melts under the intense attraction between him and Saint, but the man keeps pushing him away, denying their connection. Ryken would give up everything, do anything to have Saint at his side and in his bed, but secrets bigger than them make it impossible. Ryken yearns for Saint’s surrender, but he’ll get more than he bargained for when dark forces neither comprehends return with a vengeance.

Product Link:  http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?P_ID=1648

Reviewer:  Cat

Review:  I was absolutely blown away by this book.  Oh my, where to start? Every single page was thrilling and exciting and mostly a surprise.  I am genuinely impressed.

Even though this is a book two, it stood on its own extremely well. It was so good that even though I wanted to read the first I had to finish this one first… And then the end!! OMG. Please Arvil, hurry with the next one!!

Here is a quick rundown.Saint is a half-breed para and works for the Paranormal Security Council. He is hired to kill Nathan, a professor, who lost his wife and child to shifters tragically. He is really stirring up trouble so the council has sent Saint in for the job. Easy peasy.  NOT!  As soon as he meets Nathan, he is introduced to his younger brother Ryken.  And here is where it starts getting wild. Immediately, Saint realizes that Ryken is his mate…Ryken knows that he has to have Saint. Then it gets wilder. Saint finds out that Nathan has an insider on the Council.

So do Saint and Ryken mate?  Does Saint kill Nathan? Does Ryken end up hating Saint? Will Saint die if he and Ryken aren’t together? Who is the mole?  Did I mention a curse that has to do with Saint and his Mate? Well you better hurry and get this book to find out.

I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE!!  Especially if you love paranormal.  A whole new sort of paranormal, not run of the mill vampire or shifters,  true love or mate stories, lots of twists and drama, and lots  and lots of really hot mansex.!