Title: Kiss Yesterday Goodbye Series: N/A Author: Cassidy Ryan Genre: Contemporary Length: Novella (65 pages) Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (October 3rd 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts Blurb: Aidan has a huge crush on Jon, but not only is Jon his boss, albeit temporarily, he is also recovering from a bad break-up. On his final day at Jon’s publishing company, Aidan finds the courage to make his move. It results in what should be a solitary evening of mind-blowing sex before they go back to their own lives. But when a confrontation with his landlord leaves Aidan bruised, bleeding and homeless, Jon and his friends come to his aid.
Jon is smitten by Aidan, and utterly terrified. His last relationship has left him with some pretty deep emotional scars and he has no wish to get back in the game. But the more time he spends with Aidan, the less time he wants to give to the past.
However, Aidan has something in common with Jon’s ex that could spoil any chance they have of making a life together.
Review: Aiden is working as a temp at Jon’s business. On his last day, he finally makes a play for Jon. What should have been a one-night stand turns into much more for both of them. Jon was hurt and used by the man he was last in a relationship with, so he is not looking for anything more than a night with Aiden. However when Aiden’s landlord learns he is gay and had a man in his flat he kicks him out after beating him. Jon and his friends come to Aiden’s aid when he needed them most.
This was a fun fast paced little read. I liked both Aiden and Jon. Aiden is adorable and brings fun and laughter into Jon’s life again. Jon tries to fight his feelings in the beginning but soon gives that up. He knows Aiden is not like his last relationship. I liked the two of them together. They were cute together with some steamy scenes thrown in. This was well worth the read.
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Review:James and Ben have been secret lovers for ten years. They had a good but closeted relationship because of their careers as actors. They come together to help a friend in the business plus the added benefit of a week together since they’ve been apart 2 months and Ben can tell something is wrong with James.
Can a photo of a stolen kiss end everything they had or can it be a new beginning for them? This is a beautiful story of two men in love, no angst, just pure love. Thought they are closeted they have been monogamous and happy I loved the sweet romance the little hints dropped throughout the story showing how intimate and in love they are. The ending came as an unexpected surprise. This is a lovely, heartfelt, sensual story. I loved it.
Recommendations: If you love short, sweet, fast, sensual romances about Hollywood and actors this is for you.
Blurb: Hal went looking for a wild weekend, and found more wild than he could ever have hoped for.
Hal’s world has been in a tailspin since he wrote a book exposing police corruption. Seeking respite and distraction, he heads off for a wild weekend in Brighton, hoping for hot guys, loud music and lots of booze. What he gets instead is a near-naked man mountain, bruised, bleeding and suffering from temporary memory loss.
Hal isn’t ready for the news that Luke is a werewolf, and even less prepared for Luke’s declaration that Hal is his life mate. But he can’t seem to walk away when Luke is obviously in trouble, and there is no denying the searing heat that is between them.
The more time they spend together the deeper their connection becomes, until Hal starts to wonder about the whole ‘mate’ thing.
However, there is a cloud of danger hanging over Luke’s head that could destroy everything they have the potential to become…the men who abducted and tortured Luke still have him in their sights.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of moderate violence.
Review: You go on a wild weekend only to fall asleep most of it… No this won’t do.
You go on a wild weekend, you fall asleep most of it, but you end up saving a hunk of a man… Hmm, better still something’s missing. Oh how about…
You go on a wild weekend to get away from your crazy life, only to end up saving you soul mate, while crazy becomes a constant in your life.
Yes, Hal’s life has become wild all right; reporters and paparazzi hunting him down and attributing every little thing to his book that brought down an entire carter of corrupt cops. He’s a journalist for crying outloud, and he can’t seem to get away from his fellow “colleagues.” In a last attempt to make them see there’s no more story coming from him he goes on a weekend for a break only to find a nearly dying man on a remote country road on his way back.
And it was beautiful how Hal and Luke meet. It was refreshing seeing “mates” not fall instantly in love within the blink of an eye. Oh the passion and the craving were there all right, disguisable and fierce, but the circumstances didn’t allow for that sappy you’re-my-mate notion on first sight that we are accustomed to. Instead, the author focused on the danger that Luke had just escaped and the possessiveness that hit Hal in a steady build.
Luke had been abducted and drugged to the point he had no memory of what happened to him. He was nearly falling unconscious with exhaustion when Hal found him and he’d been brutally abused. While trying to get him into a hospital, talking with cops, and finding Luke is a werewolf, Hal feels reluctant to let go of the gorgeous man Fate seemed to drop onto his arms. He feels a responsibility to protect him and take care of him that run deep in a much more personal level he would have thought and while he’s shocked with his reactions he can’t seem to find it in him to leave Luke alone in his house, still vulnerable not yet fully healed after the hospital. But being a werewolf Luke’s body rejects the drugs fast, his muted instincts come forward full force and the next morning finds him on his feet, ferocious almost in his belief that he has finally found his mate.
It seems like just another shifter story, yet it’s not. The world it’s build is aware of shifters and just like with everything else the knowledge of their existence has caused from panic to emotions of hatred in the population. Several groups had taken on them to clean the world from their wicked existence and had been hunting them down, forcing the werewolves to hide back. Yet the evil and prejudice never stop and in there this story lives and breathes.
The plot is very engaging, the violence that rules people’s heart is well described and that makes for some gruesome scenes that gives quite an edge to the story and make it somehow fascinating. On the other hand, we have the romantic part that I absolutely loved. While based on the very non-escapable Fate, Luke’s and Hal’s love slowly grows. Luke has surrendered to it being a shifter and knowing bone deep that this is that forever relationship, Hal as a human puts a certain resistance that did not seem fake in the course of the story. His brain after all can’t accept such things that easily, but his heart and instincts all scream for him to let go, which he does in the most unconscious way, freely admitting to it when death hits their door. The need to acknowledge and protect each other undeniable.
I also adore their loving scenes. They were absolutely brilliant with the visceral passion and eroticism of such relationship all there for me to taste and breathe. The balance between carnal and romance was beautifully accomplished and when Luke used the term “ my Hal” it was as if I could hear all the pent-up longing and desperation he had for a family, for someone he can call his own, for finally filling that emptiness and not being alone anymore. (Heh, am I a sap or what?)
In the end, this was a most satisfying story I enjoyed very, very much. One I would love to see a sequel of, as there were plenty characters and possibilities for follow-ups. Totally recommended.