Love Jake by E.M. Leya

51uRhirNdKL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Love Jake

Series:  Rags and Riches, #2

Author: E.M. Leya

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 120 pages

Publisher: E.L. Publishing; 1 edition (March 13, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Jay worked hard to become one of the best attorneys in the state. He loves being able to help others and see lives changed because of what he does. Professionally, he is flying high, personally not so much. Going home to a quiet house is what he thought he wanted, but is it?

Chris grew up on the streets, learning how to survive and take care of his needs. With his faithful companion, Jake, a beautiful dog who was abandoned and left for dead, Chris works to keep them both alive, always putting Jake’s needs before his own. Chris’s biggest fear is having Jake taken from him, and when that becomes a possibility, it’s Jay who steps in to save the day.

The decision to take Jake in was an easy one. Jay can’t see him taken to the pound, and Chris and Jake torn apart. Working out a plan to make sure that doesn’t happen. Jay finds that he might be the one who is being rescued.

The bond formed between the three grows stronger every day, but when it comes time for Chris and Jake to leave, Jay’s not sure he can watch them go.

Letting go of fear isn’t easy, but sometimes it’s the only way to find out what is truly in your heart.

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Story about Chris, homeless man, his dog Jake who he is about to lose and attorney Jay who takes in the dog so Chris can see him. I loved the dog in this story as he seemed dedicated to Chris despite the situation they are in,

Chris struggles to keep him and the dog with food and a safe place to sleep at nights. Hoping against hope that he will not lose the only companion he has. Jay takes them in and becomes attached to both as the story progresses.

It was a struggle for Jay as he fell for them both. I loved the interactions between the two MC’s as they come from different backgrounds but found each other.

It was an o.k. read.

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Horizontal Analysis by E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville

9198+uvEbZL._SL1500_Title: Horizontal Analysis
Series: Sinful Temptation
Author: E.M. Leya & Nicole Colville
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (346 pages)
Publisher: E.L. Publishing (October 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: When Zachary is sent to London to audit a very high profile company, the last thing he expected was to meet the man of his dreams on the flight there.

Killian’s life has been hell for the last few years, but meeting Zach is the breath of fresh air he needed, even if he is half his age. He didn’t expect things between the two of them to escalate as fast as they do.

One night of passion isn’t enough, but there is danger in pursuing more, especially when fate throws them a curveball they never expected, and with Killian’s ex ready for the attack, they could lose everything, still, with the chemistry between them, staying apart isn’t an option.

With an attraction like neither has experienced, they are willing to risk it all, fighting the world around them that wants to keep them apart. Challenged in ways the two couldn’t imagine possible, they must figure out how to hold on to something they know they might never find again.

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Reviewer: Tina

Review: I am becoming an E.M. Leya fan but have never read any books by Nicole. I could definitely tell a difference in the writing in this book when compared to the other E.M. books I’ve read however, the writing is still good. I did feel that some important parts of the story were a bit glossed over but other times I felt the story was a bit long.

If you are not a fan of the insta-attraction, this is not the book for you. These 2 meet in an airplane and pretty much from the word go they are attracted to each other (and sexually). In the little bit of time they spend together on the plane – the flight is long but most of it is spent sleeping – they feel a connection…there is something they must pursue.

Zach is young and doesn’t have a lot of experience with men. He has been a pretty serious person through high school and college and didn’t make time for personal relationships. He is instantly taken by Killian’s sex appeal and charisma. Zach lacks self-confidence and has a hard time believing someone as established as Killian would take an interest in him.

Killian feels ‘pulled’ to Zach from the moment he sees him. He feels an instant connection he didn’t feel with his ex whom he spent 4 years with and just broke up with. This connection is too intriguing to pass up.

Almost immediately, they meet a pretty major stumbling block but decide to power through it and pursue a long-term relationship. In addition to this stumbling block, they live in different countries so they decide to make the most of the time Zach is in London deciding if they can take the relationship further once he goes back to the US.

There is quite a bit of angst throughout the book but their love seems to be strong. They encounter their last major issue with only about 20 pages left in the book and it’s a doozy.

Overall, the book kept me pretty interested from the get-go and there is a lot of emotion in it. I’m interested to see who book 2 is about…whether it’s existing characters or new characters we’ve yet to meet.

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Pushed by E.M. Leya

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Series: N/A
Author: E.M. Leya
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (149 pages)
Publisher: E.L. Publishing (September 16th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Tyler really needs the advertised nursing job after the recent break-up left him with nothing more than a bag of clothes and his car. To his surprise, the child he thought he would be caring for turns out to be a fully-grown, angry, young man who appears to be busy feeling sorry for himself.

Jason is more than fed up at his mother’s attempts to coddle him while he is fighting his own demons. When the new nurse appears, he tries to send him packing straight away. He doesn’t need or want anyone’s help.

The two strike a deal to help them with their situation, working together to try to piece back their broken lives and find a way to move forward.

Overcoming their differences and finding common ground isn’t easy at first, but Tyler is convinced he can prove to Jason that there is so much more to look forward to. A little trust and honesty can go a long way into helping both of them heal and show that sometimes it takes just a gentle push to make big things happen.

ISBN: 9781310424533

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Reviewer: Tina

Review: Novellas are typically not my favorite type of read because I’m usually left wanting more. That’s not the case with this book. Ms. Leya did a great job of writing a complete story in a short package.
Jason is struggling with life. He is suffering from PTSD, not only from being in the military but losing the love of his life and his life altering accident. He hasn’t completely given up the will to live but he is depressed. His fear of failure is stopping him from doing much of anything.

Enter Tyler. He is also struggling with life and this job is his last-ditch effort to try to get his life back on track. He’s a bit depressed after a failed relationship. He’s never lived outside California and the Texas town is quite a change for him. His tough love approach to Jason’s recovery is exactly what Jason needs to kick-start him into action.

Their chemistry is slow to build and they keep their attraction for each other hidden afraid to ruin their new nurse/patient relationship. The slow build makes their coupling even sweeter and as they get to know each other, their love appears to be genuine.

The writing was good as always with Ms. Leya. The secondary characters appear very briefly but are good just the same. Overall, another great E.M. story!

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The Boss by E.M. Leya

71YQIvViQ4L._SL1500_Title: The Boss
Series: N/A
Author: E.M. Leya
Genre: Contemporary/Interracial
Length: Novel (190 pages)
Publisher: E.L. Publishing (July 31st, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Stephen has lived in the shadow of his powerful father for years, learning how to succeed in the world by watching him, problem is, power and money can change a person, and not always for the good.

Martin has suffered working with Stephen for years, standing by as he chased off one employee after another with his temper. He hates his boss and wishes someone would give the spoiled rich kid the spanking he deserves.

When the two face off, things get heated, but finding a solution might be easier than either thought. They come to an agreement to help keep Stephen’s temper under control and stop him from following his father’s example.

Trouble is, what starts out as simple office discipline soon isn’t enough, and with forces working against them, the two will have to try hard to overcome everything and everyone that is trying to keep them apart.

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Reviewer: Tina

Review: I absolutely love Emma’s writing! I really liked this book although the beginning almost made me stop reading.

When Martin challenged Stephen and called him out for being a terrible boss and horrible person to his employees, I cheered him on…however, the spanking punishment was a bit of a stretch for me. It was a bit unbelievable that an employee who hated his boss so much would initiate such a sexual act. I understand it was the start of their sexual relationship and the foundation to the story but it was a little too much.

That being said, I did really like the rest of the story. Martin was lead a simple life…content to work hard to get what he wanted. He was a bit reclusive and closed off. Stephen was raised by money and social status. He was uptight and self-doubting, always trying to live up to his dad’s unrealistic expectations. He found security in the money he made but really wanted independence from his father. Martin and Stephen really balanced each other well. Once they were able to see past the masks in place and move from the superficial start, they became a beautiful couple.

Stephen’s dad was an insufferable, bigoted homophobe. He stressed the importance of social status and wealth over family and molded Stephen to follow in his footsteps. His role in the book leads to most of the angst and a surprisingly heartbreaking twist near the end.

The few secondary characters in the book worked really well. Overall, a pretty good, typical book for Ms. Leya.

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