Call It Forever by D.C. Williams

51ihqo6iUqL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Call It Forever
Series: Closer Than Brothers 2
Author: D.C. Williams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press (July 6, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: The dudes are back. Now that they’re together, can Drew and Jeff survive wedding planning?

Jeff’s graduating, and Drew is ready to commit to forever with him. Before their happily ever after though, they have to plan a wedding, deal with their crazy families, and survive Drew’s cousin Emma’s adolescence. And that’s all without worrying about Drew’s conservative grandparents.

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0426

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The guys are back and heating up the pages. It is time for a wedding. Now I have to admit that I did not read the first book, so I was a bit lost. However after reading this, I must say that I will go find the first one. I am not one for weddings, but I do love a good ending.

Now as I have said above, it is best to start this series with the first book. I had a lot of fun reading this. This author shows a great deal of talent and gave me a story that pulls you in. I was captivated from the first page and couldn’t put the book down. It has a lot of heat in it that will have you fanning yourself.

Although I must say I wasn’t sure about Drew’s grandparents. The older they get the stranger they are. I think Emma was a brat but was fun to read about. She is a quirky young girl that shows a lot of spunk. The wedding is a sight to behold, to bad I don’t want to get married.

I had a blast reading this story and look forward to seeing what other books this author has out. It has a serious tone to it but there is humor that makes it more fun. I would definitely recommend this story and can’t wait to read it again. It was a fun story that will have you wanting more. Although I have to say that the title makes one think of a different type of story.

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A Family for Wake and Cody by D.C. Williams

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Series: N/A
Author: DC Williams
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (December 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Best friends since kindergarten, Wake and Cody are starting their new lives together. If they can survive Christmas.

Wake Zakrewski’s huge and lively family has always treated Cody like another son. Now that the two best friends are lovers, will that change? Or will this Christmas be the very best one? And is Wake and Cody’s the only new romance in the family?

ISBN: MLR-1-2014-0345

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: I’m going to start off by explaining my rating: the only reason I’ve given this a 4.5 instead of a 5 is because I feel like I there were details missing in the back story (but there was more than enough that the story was coherent) and in saying that, it also felt like there was more to the story after Christmas is finally over.

It was a fun read, the fun and loving dysfunctional family was probably more than anything a reminder of my own Christmas Day lunch, but the Zakrewski family were definitely the heart of the story. That leaves Wake and Cody to be the soul of the story. Best friends forever and only just realising the attraction they’d had for each other since their teens it was fun seeing them try to explain to the family why they took so long getting together for the happily ever after.

However, in saying that, their relationship is really only in its infancy, which is why I feel there is a lot more to be said by Cody and Wake after this Christmas tale.

This is a feel good Christmas story rather than a hot and steamy romance. I think is a nice change of pace for me (or anyone who needs a break for the sexier books) and a relaxing, short read for anyone interested.

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Where Least Expected by D.C. Williams

71PyJV-LbzL._SL1425_Title: Where Least Expected
Series: Surprised by Love, #1
Author: D.C. Williams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (95 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (November 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Blake is totally not still hung up on Jeff, his hot ex-boyfriend. And he’s so not sleeping with Bob, Jeff’s annoying hippie roommate. Except he is. And even though they have absolutely nothing in common, Bob might just show Blake that there’s more to their relationship than just sex.

If Blake can share some of his secrets and let his guard down just a little bit.

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0325

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This was an interesting book to read. I found that it was a realistic feeling college romance saga – let’s face it, romance around that age always seems to be embarrassingly like a saga. Blake is out for his twenty-second birthday when he ends up sharing a drink with his ex-boyfriend’s roommate, Bob.

First off, it is sometimes difficult to find sympathy with Blake because he is shallow, and not only admits to it, he is somewhat proud of it. Then, when we find out about some of the trauma he went through when he was around sixteen/seventeen, it’s hard not to sympathise with him. The best way to describe him is that he damaged but sweet.

Bob is a fantastic character. He’s a purple-haired hippie-type who also sports dreadlocks, and funnily enough, he wants to get into law school. Bob’s only just starting to discover himself. It was difficult not to feel sympathy him because of this, it felt like Blake was just being an arsehole at times. Bob just seems so cute, naive and confused I don’t think anyone who enjoys this book would find it hard not to feel protective of him.

Over a series of months, Blake and Bob are in a strictly sexual relationship. However, at the same time, it was really nice to see them grow and get to know themselves. Particularly Blake, I had my concerns about him but he pulled through well. There were a number of interesting minor characters, including Bob’s family. But it was Jeff, Bob’s roommate/Blake’s ex, that I liked. He had the protective bear vibe going on and I found him likable despite the fact that he dumped Blake.

I have to say, I’m really looking forward to this series after this taste!

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Queen of Bats, Four of Skulls by D.C. Williams

81mye1fLxOL._SL1425_Title: Queen of Bats, Four of Skulls
Series: Scare This!, #4
Author: DC Williams
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (60 pages)
Publisher: MLR Publishing (November 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Tom and Jackson are keeping a secret… they can do magic. Sort of.

Tom Cooper and Jackson Manning are hereditary magic users. Really. Mostly they think of themselves as party planners. House sitting for their grandmothers over Halloween will test their patience, but spending their least favourite holiday in the ramshackle old house brings them into contact with Dave, the handsome handyman who is keeping secrets of his own.

When dark forces threaten Dave on the spookiest night of the year, can Tom and Jackson save him in time?

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a fairly straightforward story, as seen in the blurb. That is, of course, if you can get past the discussion of cousins sleeping with cousins, hereditary disorders, low sperm counts (though some viable) and men being more likely to be gay in the family. Tom and Jackson, are actually also second cousins, hence my comment in the previous sentence, but they are also lovers.

Dave is a quiet guy with some fantasies – particularly when he finds out that Tom and Jackson are not only a couple but also second cousins. It’s always the quiet ones you have to look out for.

Interestingly, Tom and Jackson may be lovers but they don’t live together and they are by no means exclusive. They each want a Mr Right of their very own and this has held them back from doing anything beyond casual sex. I also find it amusing that even though Tom and Jackson have some sort of witch-like magic in their blood, they also hate Halloween.

Tom and Jackson’s grandmothers are sisters who live together. These two quirky women are hilarious, despite the fact that they only pop up right at the end, these women we get to know through their grandsons. It is their grandmothers who encourage Tom and Jackson to be together.

When the three of them get together, it is both hot and sweet. Tom and Jackson are also two very willing knights in shining armour for Dave. This is an enjoyable read for anyone who likes their Halloween to include a little kink.

The Price of Everything by D.C. Williams

20515270Title: The Price of Everything

Series:   N/A

Author: D. C. Williams

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Novel (184 pages)

Publisher: MLR Press (January 12th, 2014)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Eli/Mandingo

Blurb:  A chance encounter with a college acquaintance leaves Paul Willauer questioning everything, from who he is to what he wants from life. 

New attorney, Paul Willauer stops into a local bar for a bite to eat after work and runs into an old college acquaintance, Quinn Fitzpatrick. Paul thinks an encounter with Quinn will satisfy his curiosity about being with another man, but instead he finds himself questioning everything he’d thought about who he was and what he wanted. When an episode of violence threatens to shatter the fragile love that has grown between Paul and Quinn, will Paul walk away or choose to stay?

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Review: This story is Paul’s story as he navigates his sexuality and how it will impact all areas of his life. Closeted Paul meets his college friend Quinn and the fireworks begin. They move from casual friends with benefits relationship to being boyfriends.  Paul continues to question his sexuality while feeling emotionally drawn to Quinn, however, he cannot commit publicly to Quinn and so he compromises with Quinn on the standards of their relationship.  Paul feels that to hurt his family is not a good enough option if he’s not really, certain what he himself really wants.

By the time Paul recognizes that he wants Quinn, their relationship is dealt a serious blow and Paul must determine how he will handle this situation since it will affect the declaration of his sexuality, his relationship with his family, his relationship with Quinn, and his career.  The story navigates all these various paths, which Paul must explore until Paul has come to terms with all these areas of his life. The story starts out with Paul needing Quinn to help him find the compass of his reality, and then does a quick reversal into Paul becoming Quinn’s anchor – which is how Paul is able to come into his own as a man and as the guiding character in the story.

The relationship that Paul has with his family is very interesting and is vastly different from what one often sees in m/m books, which is usually either disdain, disgust or full acceptance.  Paul’s relationship with his parents is one, which is not accepting due to their Christian principles, but is not one, which allows them to disown their son. The relationship with his parents makes Paul’s reticence very easy to understand and shed light into much of Paul’s character.

The entire premise of the story is excellent, especially as seen from Paul’s perspective; but the passive, reporting style of writing takes some of the punch out of how visceral the story could have been. The style has the reader sitting on the outside and observing how Paul reports on the actions of his life rather than the reader being allowed to take a ringside seat and go along the ride with Paul.  This could well have been the author’s aim so it’s not a criticism, merely an observation.

Paul’s journey to himself is a good read and the last quarter of the book, the reader really begins to appreciate and like Paul more and more for the man he becomes.  As it is his story, it is one well worth reading and enjoying.