Decorated With Love by Parker James

e02a7c5284a20294e942061f9dcfa593.image.300x450Title:  Decorated With Love

Series:  The Designers, Book #1

Author:  Parker James

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Length:  Novella (101 pages)

Publisher:  Silver Publishing (August 17th 2013)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb:   Just For You’s decorator, Chase, discovers the man who sets his body–and soul–on fire is the husband of his newest client. He won’t be–can’t be–the ‘other man’ again, but his heart and body just aren’t listening.

Chase, Kurt, and Stefan are childhood friends who bring their unique talents to Just For You, a popular custom design firm. Chase does the decor work, Stefan showcases his craftsmanship skills with woodworking and carpentry, and Kurt handles the business details.
Chase is devastated when he learns his boyfriend has proposed to a woman. His love life has fallen apart and when an important fabric order goes awry, it threatens to put him over the edge. Drowning his sorrows in a cup of hot, black coffee before consulting on his next big job seems like the answer–until he meets Frank.
When Chase discovers the man who sets his body–and soul–on fire is the husband of his newest client, he vows not to be the ‘other man’ again, but his heart and his body just aren’t listening.

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Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  Chase was devastated when his boyfriend decided he liked girls more than boys. So much so that he proposed to one. At the local coffee shop he meets a man that makes him feel things he hasn’t felt in quite a while. Frank is oh so sexy and sets a fire in Chase’s pants he’d long forgot he could feel. He’s devastated once again when he learns not only is Frank married, but he’s married to Chase’s newest client, and once again it’s a woman.

He doesn’t want to want Frank and he gives a valiant effort at maintaining his self-control. A naughty rendezvous in Chase’s office changes everything and Chase immediately regrets his momentary lapse in judgment. But there is just something about Frank that he can’t resist. If only Chase would listen to Frank when he tries to explain his situation, but Chase is still reeling over his last heart-break.

This is a short, cute and sexy love story that is sure to please all you hopeless romantics out there. I’m loving this new trend I’m seeing in Novellas where the author is finding new ways to make the story sexy and appealing, without full on sex all the time. James created a really sexy afternoon romp in Chase’s office with lots of attraction and tenderness without the actual act taking place. Don’t get me wrong, I do love me some hot and steamy guy on guy action and eventually Chase and Frank will get them some, it was just nice to have the scene in Chase’s office play out the way it did. So, yes, definitely recommend this one!


The Reluctant Dad by Parker James

694703a44058faaf792f4ae87ec6bee5.image.200x300Title:  The Reluctant Dad

Series:  Father’s Day 2013 Collection

Author:  Parker James

Genre:   Contemporary, Father’s Day, Gay, Holiday Story, Romance

Length: Novella  (39 pages)

Publisher: Silver Publishing

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Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb:  Channing and Jon’s marriage is tested when Jon suggests they adopt a baby. Channing struggles with indecision and a lack of confidence in his abilities to raise a child–again.

Channing, nutritionist and personal trainer, loves life with his husband of four years, Jon, a pediatrician. Jon surprises Channing with a desire to adopt a friend’s baby and Channing is thrown into a tailspin of indecision.

Channing already has a child–a twenty-year-old daughter whose transition from childhood to adulthood brought difficulties and pain for both. He struggles with the choice between making his husband happy by parenting a newborn or being satisfied with the experience he already has where the worst perils of fatherhood are already behind him.

Channing has to choose whether to ultimately break his husband’s heart… or go after a complete love he never knew could exist.

Reviewer:   Pammie

Review:  Channing is thrown into a complete tailspin, when Jon casually announces over lunch that he wants them to adopt a baby. Channing has already raised one child. A daughter conceived when he and a friend were exploring their sexuality. He was assuredly gay, she straight. They remained friends, and Channing took his role as father seriously.

The first thing in Channing’s mind is re-living how he and Jon met. The next is visiting his daughter, Audrey. To his surprise, she’s delighted at the prospect of Jon and him adopting a baby.

Channing is still in turmoil when he arrives home, unsure whether he wants the responsibility of a child for a second time. Jon welcomes him home, but when he proposes a toast to the new baby, Channing blows.

However, his anger pales in comparison to Jon’s.  Jon storms off to bed, leaving Channing stunned.

By the time Channing is ready to go to bed, hours have passed. Channing has analyzed everything about their relationship, and his role in raising Audrey. However, it’s his response to seeing Jon in bed that makes him realize that their relationship isn’t just one thing or another; it’s a whole thing – complete love.

I felt more for Channing than Jon in this story, but then it was told from his perspective. I could empathize with his shock and insecurities, the way adoption was dropped into his lap. The epiphany he has when going to bed seemed a little out-of-place, but I liked that their love is strong enough so that Jon, although upset, doesn’t turn Channing away. A short, sweet Father’s Day treat.

Help Wanted by Parker James

HelpWanted400x600Title: Help Wanted

Author: Parker James

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (42pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (20th April 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Rand figures out why his relationships tank and wants a fresh start. Cheyenne manages a travel agency and needs an agent. A spur of the moment interview leads to on the job training and a wild adventure for both men.

During his downtime managing a travel agency, Cheyenne substitutes fantasy for reality. Adventurous encounters in exotic locales keep him occupied while he waits for a customer, or better yet, an applicant for the ‘Agent Wanted’ position he has available.

Rand wants a fresh start. His reunion with a childhood friend provides the reason his previous relationships never satisfied him. A new job and a new town will give him fresh perspective on his newly focused life–and lifestyle.

An ‘Agent Wanted’ sign sparks Rand’s interest and his prospective employer whets his appetite. His interview leads to some on the job training and a wild adventure where passports aren’t required.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title has a HFN ending.

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Review: Cheyenne is looking for an agent to help out in his office. Someone to help relieve the boredom in his downtime, instead of the wild fantasies of exotic holidays with hot men that he has to dream up. Rand has recently discovered why he had such unsatisfactory relationships. With the help of an old friend, he discovers what really trips his switch. Now, Rand is looking for a new job in a new town and walks into a travel agency with an ‘Agent wanted’ sign and a cute manager. Cheyenne is over the moon when sexy Rand walks through his door and decides he has to give him a very thorough interview.

This is a sexy short that will get you hot under the collar. We meet Cheyenne first, stuck in travel agency bemoaning his boredom and daydreaming about his fantasy holiday. Then, we meet Rand recently moved to a new town to begin a new life, looking for a job he thinks back to the night that he was ‘awakened’ to his newly discovered sexuality. The story then progresses to the two men meeting and hitting it off with sly looks and touches and a very thorough and hot job interview. Both Cheyenne and Rand seem to find exactly what they are looking for in those oh so brief moments together, and we are treated to some hot steamy sex and maybe the beginning of something that will definitely be hot but could also be special.

I will recommend this to those who want a hot sex fix, two men making an instant connection and maybe the beginning of a very sexual connection.