Hi guys! We have Cheryl Dragon popping in for a flying visit today with her new release James, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~
(Hot Footman Secrets 01)
Retired Colonel Fred Hemley, injured in service, has a plan to help men who prefer other men—both the wealthy and powerful, as well as the servants. He just needs the help of James, a footman fired by Fred’s father, an earl.
A skilled valet and footman, James was caught with another man. James blamed the horror of war for his bad behavior and the earl showed mercy, not turning James over to the police. Free but dismissed with no reference, James has nothing to lose joining Fred in his scheme.
Hi guys, we have Cheryl Dragon stopping by with Blake’s Home, her newest mm release. We have a great except (that I might have pinched from Loose Id) for you to enjoy and Cat’s review, so enjoy the post and check out this great book <3 ~Pixie~
(The Love Shack 01)
Genre: M/M Erotic Romance
Plenty of men have tried to get ranch hand Blake Louis to The Love Shack but none succeed. At the White family ranch, Blake has found friends and a home. He desperately wants to stay. Yet he must keep his shifter secret and avoid his feelings for Jared White. This job has to work out. No one ever wanted him forever–none of his family did–so why would a rich successful rancher want more than a roll in the hay with a dirt poor ranch hand?
Screwing the staff is a bad idea but Jared White needs more than sex from Blake. The men are friends but he’ll risk it for a chance at more. Love has never worked for Jared and a childhood rival delights in sabotaging him. Jared can’t give up hope. He believes that Blake is the one.
The only smart place to start is The Love Shack, a neutral place where Jared isn’t the boss and Blake isn’t the hand. Determined to win Blake’s heart, Jared delves into Blake’s past. As amazing as the sex is, Blake resists sweet promises. Love, trust, and happiness are as crazy to Blake as the bobcat he can shift into.
Title: Undercover Cruising Series: Eostre’s Baskets Author: Cheryl Dragon Genre: Contemporary Romance Length: Novella (82 pages) Publisher: Loose Id (March 10th 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts Reviewer: Tams Blurb: FBI Special Agent Carlos Perez is undercover on a cruise ship, working to find and stop criminals targeting gay passengers. He’ll only get one chance to crack this case, so he has to stay on task. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem for the experienced agent, but normally, he wouldn’t be falling in love on the job.
When Stuart “Red” Redmond takes a last-minute vacation over Easter, he’s thrilled to find his sexy coffeehouse regular on the same cruise. For months, he’s been hoping that Carlos would ask him out, but both of them have been too busy working. What better time to have a first date than on a cruise?
What should’ve been smooth sailing on both work and relationship fronts turns to rough waters. Red knows Carlos well enough to poke holes in his cover, and while Carlos trusts Red to keep it under wraps, that knowledge puts him in danger. Then a mysterious Sundae’s Easter basket appears in Carlos’s suite. Are the criminals onto him or is something much stranger in play? Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/eostre-s-baskets-undercover-cruising.html Review: Carlos Perez is an undercover agent on a gay cruise when he runs into, literally, the owner of the local coffee shop he frequents. The two have been innocently flirting with each other for a while now, and Carlos had plans to ask Red out, after he finished this latest assignment.
Stuart Redmond, Red, has been smitten with Carlos for a while. So he considers it fate that he ran into him on the ship’s deck the day they departed. To say the relationship is rocky waters from the start is an understatement. Carlos is secretive, for good reason, but Red mistakes it as a lack of interest. Even after the two take their relationship to the next level, Red doubts Carlos’s sincerity when he says he is interested in being more than just friends.
When Red inadvertently ends up right in the middle of Carlos’s investigation, he will stop at nothing to save his new lover. Will he find Red in time? And when the dust settles, will these two finally get to have that drama free first date?
Short, Sexy and Steamy!! My three favorite colors. There was a lot of story wrapped up in this novella as well. The mystery of who it was that is kidnapping, drugging and violating the passengers was always an underlying threat. And even though I saw the ending coming a mile away, I still enjoyed the journey Dragon took me on to get there. Carlos and Red were intense from the start, definitely sexy. There could have been more attention on the development of their relationship, but this was still a fun read.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews ** http://www.mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com
Blurb: On the field and in bed, Aiden and Jack are a perfect match. But when reality and pride interfere, will they be able to become a team.
Aiden and Jack are both hot, gay men and play weekend football for the Griffons. Their similarities end there. Jack is blue-collar and sees both the attraction to Aiden and the divide between them. His career is delivering packages to fancy offices, including the one where Aiden works. On the field, they spark and win, but it takes a friend’s nudging before Jack turns the mutual macho posturing to passionate sex.
The physical connection between Aiden and Jack is easy, but they’ll need extra practice for the relationship part. Aiden tries to fit in with Jack’s friends, but when Aiden invites Jack to an office party, Jack refuses. Thankfully, the rift won’t stop the game from progressing, and neither man is a quitter!
Title originally published in the Out of Bounds Anthology.
Review: As a major sports lover and a football fan, I loved this book. This is another one that is part of a fun little series set in the football world of the Griffons and done by this author, as well as Stephanie Burke and Megan Slayer. In this book, Aiden and Jack, the executive and blue-collar worker, come together in the same locker room that we meet Dolton and Dean from In the Red Zone.
In this story, one of the issues dealt with is the perceived differences between blue collars versus white, studs versus geeks. Teammates, Aiden and Jack have danced around their attraction to each other for a while. Aiden sees Jack as a love them and leave them type, while thinking that Jack never sees beyond the geek in him. Jack wonders why a smart man like Aiden would or could ever be interested in him and he deals with his attraction to Aiden by pretending that it’s another teammate Aiden is attracted to. Aiden tries very hard to live up to what he thinks Jack’s world would want him to be instead of being himself.
I loved that Aiden and Jack have to work at making their relationship work. They have ups and downs, and insecurities for both that pop up along the way to love between them. Aiden’s testing of Jack when he invites him to a company function is real life. Something we’ve all done, a ‘prove to me that you love me’ type thing. The interaction and play with toys between the two as they work on taking their relationship farther is well written sex and incredibly hot to read.
What I loved was that all of the books in this series dealt with a rocky road to love, the building of relationships and hot wild sex. The cast of surrounding characters, such as coach and her red heels, are as much fun to read about as Aiden and Jack.