When Emmet Met Oliver by T.N. Tarrant

When-Emmet-Met-OliverTitle: When Emmet Met Oliver

Series: N/A

Author: T. N. Tarrant

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (84 Pages)

ISBN: 9781622321278

Publisher: Silver Publishing (February 15th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb:Oliver leads a very boring, very lonely life until he chances to meet Emmet behind the bar at a Christmas party. With some trepidation, he takes a chance that the gorgeous, perfect man will actually want to stick around.

Oliver Reed has a decent job, but no life, and very few people he can call friends. Same old, same old, boring life, where nothing really changed. Until the company Christmas Party.

Emmet Donovan just moved back to the town he was born in. After being thrown out by his parents as a young teen, he was rescued by his grandfather. Now he’s owner of his grandfather’s bar, but prospects for a relationship aren’t that good in this town.

Then he meets Oliver.

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Review: This book was good, but just seemed to missing something. I had a hard time keeping my attention on it. It would have made a great story if it didn’t have so much description on what Oliver’s work. I did love how Emmet and Oliver came together though.

Emmet had taken over the bar when his grandfather had passed away. He met Oliver there, when Oliver and some of his coworkers came to enjoy their night after work. They are both very sweet, tender and in need of some love. They both came from abusive situations, either from physical or mental abuse. They are just the type of people you would fall in love with. They have great attitudes and the communication they have with each other is amazing. The sex is pretty hot and very tempting. Emmet is a little bit of a voyeur in nature. However, you don’t get to see that. Which is a shame, because it would have heated up the story really good.

The story line its self is very believable, you can actually see it going down the way the way it is told. It was interesting. However, it needs a bit more to it.

Loving the Astrophysicist by T.N. Tarrant

9fd9a46ea129da2e998176ccada560d7.image.300x450Title: Loving the Astrophysicist

Series: Sequel to The Absent-Minded Astrophysicist

Author: TN Tarrant

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (247 pages)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (Sept 14th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Liam and Jareth have been married for eight years and want a child. They attempt adopting through agencies but have troubles. After time to recover, they proceed with a private adoption, bringing home a beautiful little girl, Carinae. Then things get really ugly.

Liam and Jareth have been married for eight years and realize they want a child. Things do not go very well when they try to adopt through agencies, with terrible accusations thrown at Jareth. After taking time to recover, they proceed with a private adoption, bringing home a beautiful little girl, Carinae. Then things get really ugly, endangering not only Liam’s life, but also Carinae’s.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/loving-the-astrophysicist-ebook-p-59065.html

Review: This is a sequel to the absent-minded astrophysicist.  You don’t have to read both books as this one tells the backstory quite well but you will want to anyhow.

In this one, Jareth and Liam have been married a round six years and Jamie, Jareth’s brother, and his wife is having a baby. This gets Liam to wondering if Jareth wants children and sets a very wild string of events in motion.  Liam is so smart and always thinking about his work and things, he doesn’t pay attention and is very accident-prone. This causes some serious problems for their relationship and their quest to adopt a child.

One of my favourite things about this author is the ability to pull off such an extremely sweet love story without it feeling over the top. There is enough suspense, mystery, and twists that this sweetness acts as a buffer. A perfect blend of emotion. I love the attention to detail with each character and I also love the interaction of the pets.  There is a sweet little bonus at the end for all you slaves of cats.

I highly recommend this if you like a sweet loving romance, twists, ex-military man, security guards, scientists, babies and cats.

Two Silent Cries by TN Tarrant

Two-Silent-Cries_thumbTitle:  Two Silent Cries

Series:  N/A

Author:  T N Tarrant

Genre:   Contemporary

Length: Novel (178 pages)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 6th, 2013)

Product Link:  https://spsilverpublishing.com/two-silent-cries-ebook-p-1431.html

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:  Micah Valery and Dr Santiago Curtis meet over Micah’s unconscious golden retriever. Santiago tranquilized her. That’s a good way to start a relationship, right?

Micah Valery is hearing impaired and unable to speak. As if that didn’t make life interesting enough, he also suffers from a panic disorder that regularly disrupts his life. With a wonderful assistance dog named Goldie, however, he manages to live independently, and comfortably.

When something goes wrong with Goldie, he meets Dr Santiago Curtis, a veteran veterinarian with issues of his own to cope with. Still, the attraction is strong enough to explore, and a new romance blooms.

Enter Micah’s estranged family, attempting to deprive him of his inheritance.

Reviewer:   Pammie

Review:  This story has two well-matched, sexy men and a supporting cast of adorable furry friends.

Micah and Santiago make a great couple. Both men have disabilities and problems, yet find ways to overcome them together. I have deaf/hearing impaired friends, so it was good to see such a couple so well presented. Their romance wasn’t rushed, and they overcame their obstacles wonderfully. Micah is actually far stronger than he thinks.

Situations come thick and fast for the couple, and while this is enjoyable and keeps a reader on their toes, I would have loved to see more of the couple just enjoying one another.

Micah’s human family has no redeeming qualities, but his and Santiago’s furry family is just adorable.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes hot, sexy guys, a dash of hurt/comfort, cute furry friends, and a HEA.

The Healing of Idrys by T.N. Tarrant

The_Healing_of_Idrys400x600Title: The Healing of Idrys

Series: N/A

Author: TN Tarrant

Genre: MMM / Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel

Publisher: Silver Publishing (March 2nd, 2013)

Reviewer: Thommie

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Hadrian and Reilly meet over two puppies and a kitten. Now they want to include Idrys. Will they convince him it’s not a crime to be with them, or will Idrys’ family destroy any chance they have for life together?

Idrys Barber is a lonely, closeted man, whose life is completely ordered and controlled by his parents, until his sister files a complaint with the DA. Add to that, Reilly Lucas invades the dreams that plague him, along with Hadrian Merkel. Hadrian and Reilly meet over a pair of Boston Terrier puppies and a black kitten, dating each other and now they want to include Idrys, but will they convince him it’s not a crime to be together with them, or will Idrys’ further destroy any chance they have for a good life together?

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Review: Reilly is a lonely man. After a bad breakup he is left in a big house all alone and needing to fill his life with creatures that would love him unconditionally; he decides to adopt two dogs. What he finds in the animal shelter, though, is much more. During the process of adopting two gorgeous pups and a kitten, he falls for the flirtatious vet tech, Hadrian.

Hadrian has an instant lust experience with Reilly, but what hits him more is the image of being sandwiched between Reilly’s and Idrys’ arms. Idrys is an animal control officer that has captured Hadrian’s heart for years, but his closeted life in utterly unapproachable. As much as Hadrian fantasizes the three of them together, he knows that will not happen.

Now this story is a little bit complex in the beginning. Honestly, I couldn’t see how on earth the three men would come together the way it started. Hadrian is the over-exuberant type, Reilly is the guy that indulges him and always finds him cute, but Idrys is such a complicated character. While there is instant attraction between them all, the fact that Idrys’ past and present are horrible has everything standing by in cold wait.

It is Idrys’ life that left me with these great emotions of disbelief, anger, frustration and some more anger. This character has been abused forever from his family. His father beat him constantly for being gay, while his mother read passages from the Bible. They not only brainwashed him into believing that being gay is evil and wrong, not only made their controlling his life seem normal. They literally destroyed every chance Idrys might have to happiness. The cruelty Idrys suffered is beyond my imagination. I had trouble believing that what is described in this book could ever be real, but then again there have been cases of more horror that have occasionally seen the light, so I turned down my incredulity and kept reading.

What I read was a lovely love story between three men who cared for each other and stood strong and by each other’s side through some very ugly and disturbing events. While it took a wild turn toward drama, the plot was intoxicating in a way that I couldn’t stop reading it. I loved how the author approached Idrys’ healing. I loved how everything was considered and not rushed. If you think this is your classic ménage with hot steamy sex, than you couldn’t be more wrong. There are some very sensual scenes in the book, but what marks this story are feelings and emotions.

In the end it is a very sad story with an amazing end and a great writing if not a bit dramatic. I strongly recommend it if you like contemporary romance. Grab a box of tissues and dive in.

The Absent-Minded Astrophysicist by TN Tarrant

Title:  The Absent-Minded Astrophysicist

Series:  A Mind Is a Sexy Thing

Author:  TN Tarrant

Genre:   Contemporary

Length:  Novella

Publisher:  Silver Publishing (April 28, 2012)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts                                                                             

Blurb:   Dr. Liam McGregor is a well-respected astrophysicist, astrobiologist and geologist, and he’s only twenty-three. With no family, few friends, and no romantic prospects, he’s gotten used to being alone. Focusing on his various scientific projects and taking care of his decidedly unusual cat help keep the loneliness at bay.

Jareth Manning is starting life over, a new town, new job, after the loss of his husband. The last thing he expected was for the most absentminded, and beautiful, man he’d ever seen to take up residence in his heart. Nor did he expect to find himself a willingly humble slave to Her Imperial Highness, Empress the Cat. But Jareth has learned that love doesn’t come around often, so when it does, hold onto it with both hands.

Jareth is willing to be patient, if Liam is willing to take the risk, after being badly burned before.

They just have to survive Liam’s past returning.

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Reviewer:   Portia

Review:  Liam has not had a normal childhood.  Recognized as a genius very early, he has always been the odd duck out.  Someday he’ll get around to doing the stuff that other twenty-somethings do, but right now, he has a galaxy to map.

I really enjoyed this book.  Too often geeks are portrayed as just closet freaks. They just need the right person to come along a boom…all of their gawkiness will evaporate during the afterglow.  That only works in fairy tales.  In real life, someone as isolated as Liam is going to have serious issues.  He’s never mingled with his peers, his parents were both MENSA, and he had multiple doctorates before he left his teen.  Poor Jareth, who is still grieving from the senseless death of his husband, is the perfect man to let Liam wrap his head around the logistics of romance.

There were several things that endeared this book to me.  The first was the level of thought and scholarship that went into the medical components.  I love when a book deals with sensitive issues without getting too maudlin.  In this case, Jareth had to deal with months of chronic pain.  Chronic pain is a very real issue and the author presented it brilliantly.  The other thing I liked was the length of time from meeting to mating.  Jareth courted Liam.  There is no other word that adequately describes the walks and the dinners and the cuddling.  Liam was damaged enough to jump into bed with Jareth long before they did.   When they finally get down and dirty, there is no doubt in Liam’s mind that he is cared for.  Their lovin’ is sweet and erotic and well worth the wait. Oh…and I loved the Liam’s “baby” (a real scene stealer that one.)

This was my first TN Tarrant read.  Not sure if she even has a backlist, but know that I’ll be Googling her name to find out.  Highly recommend.