Title: Kissing His Man Series: The Bath House Boys, #1 Author: Berengaria Brown Genre: Erotic Romance Length: Novella (68 pages) Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 25th, 2014) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts Blurb: Frank Ashman’s lover left him seven months, three weeks, four days, two hours and twenty-eight minutes ago. At Pinky’s gay bar the server shows him a brochure featuring the facilities of a new gay bathhouse that’s just opened in town. There he meets Ralph Sellars. They explore the delights of the bathhouse together. There are the rainforest showers, the hot tubs, the sauna, the swimming pool, and the restaurant, not to mention the freedom brought by the lack of clothing on the members there. Oh yes, and the bedrooms upstairs, each one complete with a drawer full of toys.
But both Ralph and Frank are burdened with baggage from the past. Can they move on and make a new future together? Or is their relationship doomed to be just sex in the bathhouse instead of a genuine future together outside in the world?
Review: Seven months after being dumped, Francis Ashman finds himself in a gay bar. While there, a waiter gives him a brochure about a new gay bathhouse that just opened. He meets sexy Ralph Sellars. Frank is a town planner, and Ralph is in insurance fraud. They hit it off immediately. Getting to know each other more they both want more than just one thing.
Frank is doing away with the old as he hopes he can begin a new life with Ralph. Ralph is busy tailing and getting evidence in assurance frauds. They both lead very different lives but click so well together. I enjoyed reading this well written book. The intimate scenes between Frank and Ralph were hot.
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Title: Welcoming His Man Series: The Bath House Boys #2 Author: Berengaria Brown Genre: Contemporary Length: Novella (71 pages) Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (November 6th, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts Blurb: In the small town where he grew up, Jethro Wraight was persecuted, harassed, and traumatized because of his sexual orientation.
Now living far away from where he grew up, Jethro’s only just starting to learn that it’s okay to be gay. Jethro goes to the gay bathhouse and meets Bart Moreton there. Bart still lives at home with his parents, even though his dad keeps telling him to get a real job, because he’s determined to become an artist. His work is good, and sells well at craft markets, but he doesn’t make enough money to survive on alone as yet.
Jethro’s never had a boyfriend before, but the two men instantly form a bond. Jethro is taking his very first steps in displaying affection openly. Bart’s focused on becoming an artist. The immediate friendship between them surprises them both.
Review: Jethro Wraight has been bullied, harassed, and basically run out of town by the sheriff and his son for his orientation. As he’s leaving town he gets a phone call about a store and an apartment his late uncle left him just as he needs help the most. After getting help from his friends Ralph and Frank, he goes to the bathhouse with them and later meets Bartholomew Moreton and artist. It’s instant attraction for them both.
Very sweet story of how two men help each other overcome the way they’ve been treated and their fears. I loved how they encouraged each other and helped in any way they could.
Well written and some hot sex between Jet and Bart added spice to the story.
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