Anders & Ujaruk by Caraway Carter

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Series: Storming Love: Earthquake 04
Author: Caraway Carter
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (82 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (July 26th, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Geologist Anders Thorpe has sworn off relationships with colleagues, after his last one ended in a dirty little game of sabotage.

Six months later and he’s preparing to camp and investigate a gold mine that might still be active. He’s joined by Ujaruk an archaeologist who fights an inner battle with the fact that he’s a native Aleut, and wondering if he’ll ever find the perfect man.

Will Anders break his vow? Will Ujaruk find the right guy? Will they survive whatever is thrown their way?

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0432

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Anders last relationship with a colleague turned bad, not only did he move out, he moved to Alaska and started a new life there. He loves his new job and colleagues. Even though the sexy native has caught his eye, he tries to keep things platonic. Until he finds himself facing death in an earthquake and realizing life is too short.

Ujaruk was hurt in a past relationship being used by an under-grad. He likes his job and finds himself very attracted to the sexy red-headed Anders but is afraid to have his heartbroken, but is heart-ache scarier than a deadly earthquake?

I really loved this story. There was a good build up, we knew Anders past from the prologue and found out more back story later from both Anders and Ujaruk. There is a bit of mystery about the mine, and the Earthquake plays a big part in the story.

I would have liked to know more about what they were looking for in the mine and why the other men were there. Other than that the story was fantastic. Just enough back-story, romance and sexual tension.

If you like natural disasters, geologists, slow building relationships, not a lot of sex and a sweet, romantic story, this is for you

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Xavier & Devin by Nicole Dennis

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Series: Storming Love: Earthquake 05
Author: Nicole Dennis
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (86 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (July 30th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Tremors are a part of everyday life in big Alaska.

Bush pilot, Xavier Markovic, goes with nature’s flow and loves it. He guides guests through Denali National Park to show off his beloved state. Until health issues arise for his mentor, Daniel Chevalier, and Xavier flies him to the hospital.

An almost fatal tumble down a mountain ends Devin Chevalier’s professional mountain biking career and brings him to a crossroads. Learning his grandfather is ill, he makes a rash decision. Uprooting his life for a chance to meet Daniel, he crosses paths with a brash Alaskan.

Alaska throws them another surprise in the form of a huge earthquake. Differences put aside while they struggle to survive.

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0434

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Xavier isn’t sure of Devon’s motives at first of why out of the blue he wants to see his grandfather after all these years until he is sick and in the hospital. Devon has to convince Xavier he only wants a chance to know the grandfather his family has kept him from.

Devon is a thrill seeker and was a mountain bike champion until a nasty accident hurt his knee and stopped him from riding in competitions. He thinks he is qualified to help with his Grandfather’s company in mountain bike tours.

I really liked this story a lot. It is pretty much a fast paced story and is insta love or at least insta attraction between Devon and Xavier but it is good. I liked the blend of the romance, Xavier’s past romance, Devon’s grandfather’s illness and the earthquake.

If you like natural disasters, instant attraction, beautiful scenery, earthquakes and a sexy romance this is definitely for you.


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Rhody & Brendan by Diana DeRicci

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Title: Rhody & Brendan
Series: Storming Love: Earthquake 03
Author: Diana DeRicci
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (76 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (July 19th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Rhody Witte is on his way to Alaska for two weeks of fishing and not much else. Mountains, clean air, and all the bait he can waste. What he gets is the largest earthquake to rock the Alaskan wilds in sixty-plus years.

Brendan Skorvarski isn’t the kind of man Rhody usually finds himself attracted to, much less want to know, but there’s something in the gentle giant that Rhody can’t seem to resist.

When they’re locked up in a cabin together for days in the Alaskan wilderness, resistance seems futile when survival takes precedence.

Especially their survival when Rhody sees a bear outside their window.

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0429

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Rhody had come to Alaska on vacation to get away from it all and relax. He finds himself sharing a duplex cabin with a sexy Bear of a man. When I say Bear I mean it in all aspects of the word…though Rhody doesn’t know that Brendan is a shape shifter.

The story switches views from Rhody to Brendan and the transitions are pretty smooth. The beginning of the story is setting Rhody’s character and both Brendan’s One side of the duplex is completely destroyed and there is a big gap in the road where it will make it harder to get rescued.

I thought this was such a unique take on these natural disaster collections and I do give kudos to the author for putting more focus on the earthquake. I loved the premise of the shapeshifter and the double entendre on the word bear. I especially loved that Brendan had a hearing impairment and that there was a slow build up between the two men.

Then the Earthquake hits. It felt like this was a book one of a series the way so much was left unresolved but there isn’t anything that leads to that if I have to say that this story would have been as good without Brendan being a bear shifter. I would love to see this in a full novel.

If you like Shapeshifters, bears, big men, earthquakes, natural disasters and moderate sex this is for you.

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Derek & Hayden by Megan Linden

derekandhaydenTitle: Derek & Hayden
Series: Storming Love: Earthquake 02
Author: Megan Linden
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (July 12th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Derek Warden is certain his boss sent him to cover the conference in the middle of nowhere, Alaska, to punish him for something. After an unpleasant phone call from his father who tries to stop him from going, Derek is ready for the whole thing to be over before it even begins.

Hayden Shaw has been looking forward to this conference for months. The problem of fracking is very dear to his heart and he couldn’t wait to spend the long weekend with like-minded people.
Neither of them expected the big earthquake, but most importantly – they didn’t expect each other.

Meeting again after over a decade may result in something even more surprising that the ground trembling under their feet.

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0427

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: When a powerful senators son and an environmentalist meet in college sparks flew and not the good kind. Whenever Derek and Haydon were together they argued, then one day things seemed different when Derek agreed to cover a story for the school paper,

Then for some unknown reason to Hayden Derek buried the story and their feelings as well..12 years later the sparks are still there.

This story had a great premise as a second chance story. I was a bit disappointed to find out that their meeting in college wasn’t romantic. Where the story had lots of good points I would have liked more focus on the Earthquake. Also it was mentioned a few times that Derek once was a fireman he had a scar but then nothing was told as to what happened.

It is a good story with a quick pace. I wanted to keep reading to see if Derek and Hayden got together and what their backstory was. The paragraph of their first kiss had me weak in the knees.

If you like stories about Natural disasters, Earthquakes, reporters, environmentalists and a pretty sweet romance with some moderate man-sex this is for you.

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Gabriel & Avery by Ann Anderson

MLR Press - Storming Love, Earthquake 01 Cover - AnnTitle: Gabriel & Avery

Series: Storming Love, Earthquake 01

Author: Ann Anderson

Genre: Contemporary, Natural Disaster, Earthquake

Length: Short (55pgs)

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0425

Publisher: MLR Press (3rd July 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Loneliness has been Gabriel’s companion since his parents’ passing, growing with each sibling that leaves home to start their own life. When a big earthquake hits Alaska, Gabriel finds himself taking in Avery, his two daughters, and their grandmother and relishes not being so alone. Yet, Gabriel feels a spark of recognition he can’t explain about Avery, but more than that, he likes the company and wishes he could have a deeper relationship with the man. But when the small family has their new home, what could make Avery want to stay?

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Review: Avery, Gabriel’s brother’s boss, finds himself homeless after an earthquake. Gabriel is alone and lonely and offers Avery and his family a place to stay until insurance comes through and they can rebuild or find a new home.

Gabriel is attracted to Avery but unaware that Avery is gay.

The premise of this story is good. It is all in Gabriel’s viewpoint and thoughts.  I found a few things missing I would have like more details on Avery’s split up, Gabriel’s parent’s death, how each man attend his physical needs beforehand. I would have liked more interaction between Gabriel and Avery.

Having said that the sex scene when they come together was pretty hot.

If you like natural disasters, troopers, caring men, cute kids and some sweet sensual man-sex this is for you!