The Westerfields of Chatham by Carol Lynne, 2nd Edition

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Series: N/A

Author: Carol Lynne

Genre: Cowboy/Ménage /Taboo

Length: 49 pages

Publisher: Wilde City Press (13 April 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Ian and Bull Westerfield have spent years loving each other in all the ways the law said they shouldn’t. When they come across a drifter looking for work, the brothers invite the stranger into their home, and eventually, to their bed.

Axel Bennett was looking for work, not a home. When an accident leaves him in the hands of the Westerfield brothers, they offer him both. Envious of the bond the brothers’ share, Axel agrees to stay the winter.

Their love will be put to the test—a piece of land or the safety of each other?

ISBN: 978-1-925506-00-6

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: The Westerfields of Chatham County by Carol Lynne, now in its second edition, is one of those books that are more so than others very much a “niche” type of story. I read the first edition of this book when it came out in 2012. However, I don’t think that there is a hell of a lot of difference between the two editions. I’m a massive fan of Carol Lynne and always look forward to her books.

The story follows the Westerfield brothers, Ian and Bull – there was a third brother but he had been murdered some years before. The Westerfield family has been long ostracized, and now the only two family members left, Ian and Bull are being bullied out of town for being an “unnatural family”. After a short scuffle in town, the brothers pick up Axel, a stranger who is hiking on the side of the road during a storm.

The story itself is interesting and could be a lot longer so as to explore a couple significant issues that that is brought up only too briefly. Of course, the taboo part of this book is that Ian and Bull are not only brothers but they are sexual partners who love each other after being brought in a family tradition of abuse (this is what I feel could have been expanded upon and made the book a lot better).

However, if you don’t mind reading about brothers having sex, that’s fine – the only problem I had was that I didn’t really feel the spark of passion between them. The sex scenes, even those with Axel, are a tad boring and again that essential spark was lacking for me. I liked all three characters and they meshed well together, there just wasn’t enough development of the plot or the characters.

The first hurdle to get past is if you want to read a book that highlights an incestuous relationship – since they can’t have kids it’s probably easier to accept. After that everything is what you would expect in a homophobic community with hot cowboys.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

Twin Affairs by Lynn Kelling

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Series: Twin Ties, #2

Author: Lynn Kelling

Genre: Twincest

Length: Novel (279 Pages)

Publisher: Forbidden Fiction, February 11th, 2014

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa


Blurb:All Evan Savage wanted was a quiet night at the bar, waiting for his boyfriend to finish his shift; what he gets instead is a nightmare. Things were complex enough when his biggest problem was the tangled sex life he and his brother Brennan share with twin lovers Alek and Luka. When a selfless act ending in terrible violence lands Evan in the hospital, Brennan and Evan’s father returns to loom over their lives, asking questions none of the four want to answer.

The young men’s relationships to each other begin to unravel as carefully drawn boundary lines are blurred and crossed. The four must question the nature of their commitments to each other, what they each want, and what to say to those relentlessly demanding the truth. When the most dangerous thing you can do is admit to who you love, and jealousy is a luxury you can no longer afford, brutal honesty is the only remaining key to salvation…

…or damnation.

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Review: This story is part two of a series and I recommend reading them in order. Alex, Luka, Brennan and Evan’s lives are complicate to say the least. They are all in love, which is not the complicated part. It’s the fact that Alex and Luka are identical twins as is Brennan and Evan. Each man has had a lot of pain in the paths, pain that they need to heal in order to go forward. They try to keep each other grounded, but it is hard the way people react to them. The look they get because they are gay and having sex with another man is one thing, but when it is found out that, they are in an incestuous relationship it gets harder.

Brennan and Evan’s mother had passed away making it possible for them to finally get to know each other. Having been separated at birth by their parents and not being told has left them with a void in their lives, so when they meet they realize that is not their main problem. Luka and Alex also have their problems growing up but at least they had been together all their lives.

Now that they are basically living together, they realize they truly love one another and it is going great till Evan tries to save a young man. Evan is hurt real bad from the fight and everyone around him is falling apart. Brennan, Luka, and Alex can’t be together without Evan because it seems he is their glue that holds them together. They make several mistakes that almost cost them each other, but their struggles only get worse when their father and a friend find out about them. It slowly drives them apart and now they had to find away to bring what they had back. To make it stronger they need to be honest and communicate.

The story line is great with perhaps an opening for another book to tell how they go forward living together in a new place. I was happy with this book, a bit bewildered at times but really glad to have read it. I like how they all can mix it up a bit with each other, how well they show their love and the reactions they have when the times do get rough. I also love the kinky sex they have as well as the normal sex. I do wish that I could figure out Luka’s reaction a bit more with Alex. It seems that he is a bit angrier than the others are. So I feel that there should be a book three to get more into the aspect of their lives.

I would recommend this to anyone who loves twins, hot and kinky sex, and a great story all together.

Tyler Buckspan by Jere' M. Fishback

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Author: Jere’ M. Fishback

Genre: Historical / Edgy Young Adult

Length: Novel (167 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-61040-515-7

Publisher: Prizm Books (August 14th 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Tyler Buckspan lives with his mom and grandmother in 1960s Cassadaga, a Florida community where spiritual “mediums” ply their trade. The mediums–Tyler’s grandmother among them–read palms and tarot cards, conduct séances, and speak with the dead. Tyler’s a loner, a bookish boy with few interests, until his half-brother Devin, nineteen and a convicted arsonist, comes to live in Tyler’s home.

For years, Tyler has ignored his attraction to other boys. But with Devin in the house, Tyler can’t deny his urges any longer. He falls hopelessly in love with his miscreant half-brother, and with the sport of basketball, once Devin teaches Tyler the finer points of the game. In a time when love between men was forbidden, even criminalized, can Tyler find the love he needs from another boy? And is Devin a person to be trusted? Is he truly clairvoyant or simply a con artist playing Tyler and others for fools? What does Devin really know about a local murder? And can Tyler trust his own psychic twinges?

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Review: I’m always wary of young adult titles, as they always seem to be filled with anxiety and drama to the point I can’t enjoy them much, but this title is definitely unique in many ways. I loved it, not merely enjoyed it. I started reading and didn’t stop until it ended, and I was so glad to see it end in such a realistic and satisfactory way.

The narration comes from an adult Tyler who is recalling his first steps to adolescence and his first loves that shaped his entire life. Tyler’s first crush with his half-brother who comes so suddenly into his life, the rejection he receives and the way he lives his fantasy by observing Devin’s love with his lover Jesse. His heart breaks when Devin marries a much older than him woman for her money, and Jesse’s resulting suicide. His disappointment when the schemes Devin and his mother cooked up. The terrible loss when Devin is forced away from his life after the chaos that followed Jesse’s suicide. His loneliness when right after Devin he loses his first boyfriend. The seclusion and feelings of dead-end and the birth of a new crush that later turns into his biggest love in the face of Jacob. His newfound ambitions with basketball and the loss of his never achieved dream yet again when Jacob is forced to leave. And finally, the accomplishment of his first dream that allows him to finally move on with his life as an adult.

Many readers might not like this book. They might find certain things such as the fact that Tyler crushes on Devin, his half-brother and finally he manages to satisfy his fantasy. Or his inclination to stealing his brother’s underwear and having quite some jerking sessions with them. Many might find the story to be jumping topics, as Tyler goes through some years during his narration and doesn’t dwell upon things that in a previous chapter were on the spotlight. I on the other hand found this book so realistic that I couldn’t have enough of it. The writing style is enticing, makes you keep on reading and you don’t really understand how good the skill is because you simply are captivated by the story, and such details escape you. I found the lack of angst refreshing though the story didn’t lack edge and suspense. I even felt as if I was reading a thriller at some point, constantly waiting for the gory end or the gut retching trauma to happen. The pace was simply great, not too fast, not slow and dragging, it was the perfect balance that simply kept you going, moving forward, and enjoying every second, every minute of reading. The adolescent stage our protagonist went through reminded me of mine with the differences of our world and time, yet the feelings and emotions were clear and effectively made me go back in time and relate with the character.

As for the fast beating of the heart with the first crushes and intimate moments, this is a young adult title and therefore not explicit in its descriptions, but it did not fail to produce an enormous amount of emotions. I could even picture the scenes that were not told, I could feel those kisses as I read them, I could feel the chemistry and the electricity produced by it on my own skin. I’m repeating myself but the writing while not exquisite, was way too good. So much so, it made me wish the story never ended and most definitely made me notice this author and search for more.

Overall, this book is the best homoerotic young adult title I’ve read ever since I dived into this genre. A strongly recommended one as long as you can discharge the incest issue. I on my part loved every single line.