Marshall Park: The Complete Series by Lisa Worrall

81HCzkbHmFL._SL1500_Title: Marshall’s Park: The Complete Series

Series: Marshall Park Series Books 1 to 10

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Gay Erotica Romance, Contemporary

Length: Novel (293 Pages)


Publisher: White Stiletto Press (January 25th, 2014)

Heat Level: Mild

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa


Blurb:Join Aiden and Finn as they fall in love and share with us snippets of their journey. From their unorthodox meeting, to falling in love, becoming a family and their happy ever after.

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Review: This series is an amazing read. It is hot, sexy, and can deliver you from a bad day. You will fall in love with each character, the way they act together and how they handle certain situations. I love the way they form a family and you can’t help but fall in love with Kaylee. She makes the story to be a bit funnier. I love the way that Aiden is with Kaylee, how compassionate, patient, and caring he is with her. I loved the way they start a bond and it keeps growing. I love how they just included Finn in their lives and made him a part of their family. I even loved the crazy Aunt Patti. Lisa has a gift of telling stories and she gives you away to overcome some of your problems in real life by giving you this series.

Monty Gets Arrested ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Being Marshall’s Park’s resident mascot, Monty the Meerkat, wasn’t exactly what Finn Thomas envisioned when he arrived in LA seeking fame and fortune. Although he did get to walk the red carpet every once in a while… when there was a parade. Finn loved his job but to say he wasn’t used to being accused of kidnapping, wrestled to the ground by a maniacal father, and locked in a cell with a hairy biker would be an understatement. But that’s exactly where he finds himself when he meets a little girl with a grazed knee who’s looking for her daddy.

Aiden Reid came from money and privilege. He’d expected his parents’ reaction to the news that he was going to be a father. Although being thrown out on the street with a check in his back pocket when he refused to sign the adoption papers, shocked even him. In Santa Monica, he moves in with his eccentric aunt and life is good. Good that is, until Aiden loses sight of Kayley at the local zoo, Marshall’s Park. When he spots her being led away by a man mountain, one word flashes before his eyes… kidnap! Of course, the freak says he works at the park, but Aiden calls the cops and has the lying bastard arrested. The following day, he learns that the lying bastard was telling the truth and has grounds to have him arrested for assault. How the hell is Aiden going to convince Monty the Meerkat not to press charges?

I have never laughed so much, as I did with this short story. Aiden is a single father of a precious little girl named Kayley and decided to take her to Marshall’s Park to meet the resident mascot, Monty the Meerkat. While he is buying cotton candy, she wanders off. Finn finds the little girl and deciding to take her to the nurse while looking for her father, the father notices them. Aiden thinks kidnapper and tackles poor Finn. Cops are called and Finn spends nine hours in jail because of it, before everything get out that he was doing exactly what he said. Aiden decides to apologies well with the advice from his aunt, but just has to figure out how to. After Finn decides to get away from Aiden, by jumping into the training pool, he was shocked to find out Aiden jumped in right after him. He found out real fast that the crazy man couldn’t swim.

Monty’s First Date ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

It’s been a month since their unconventional meeting when Aiden wrestled Finn to the ground and had him arrested for kidnapping. After accepting Aiden’s heartfelt apology, which included jumping into the dolphin pool with Finn—even though he couldn’t swim—Finn has spent the last month getting to know Aiden and his daughter, Kaylee, on a series of play-dates. But now it’s time for grown-ups only, in a restaurant that doesn’t have a kid’s menu. His attraction to Aiden has blossomed over the last month and Finn desperately hopes the other man sees him as more than a play-date.

Aiden is as nervous as Finn is at the prospect of the first ‘real’ date he’s had since Charlie Sheen’s second to last comeback. When Aunt Patti suggests he has a couple of glasses of wine before Finn picks him up, his arm doesn’t take much twisting. Unfortunately, he conveniently forgets the antibiotics he is currently taking and becomes a little less and less inhibited as the evening goes on.

I couldn’t stop laughing at this story. It has wonderful a very funny story line and two of the best men in. This is Aiden and Finn’s first date without Aiden’s daughter. Aiden’s aunt noticed how nervous Aiden was so she offered him a glass of wine, and if you add an antibiotic in with it, then you have a very stoned Aiden. From laughing at everything, talking loudly to anyone listening, to playing footsies under the table and you have a very interesting night.

Monty Meets the Ex ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Finding some alone time when you’re both working all hours is difficult. Especially when any togetherness is disturbed by pant-less monsters and ageing relatives. Not that Finn objects to pant-less monsters and ageing relatives, he understands Aiden is package deal and wouldn’t have it any other way; but they both want to take the next step.

A stroke of genius and the fact that Chris’ brother works at one of the best hotels along the coast, has Finn surprising Aiden with a romantic weekend, just the two of them. At least that’s how it was supposed to be. Finn didn’t realize he’d be swapping monsters and relatives for Aiden’s ‘Mary Poppins’ ex—the practically perfect in every way Zach Armstrong.

Finn and Aiden had been dating awhile now, but haven’t really taken alone time together. Finn, the romantic he is, surprises Aiden with a weekend getaway just the two of them. Talk about smoking hot at least till they run into Aiden’s Ex Zach Armstrong. Zach has made it real clear that he wants Aiden back, however Aiden wants Finn. This is a really good book and I can’t wait to read book four. I would recommend reading this, because you will get a kick out of it. The humorous way this book is written is one of the pluses.

Meeting Monty’s Parents ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Meeting the new boyfriend’s parents is always a little daunting, but for Aiden it’s like stepping into the unknown. He’s never actually met a boyfriends’ family before, and that’s the way he likes it. His own parents threw him out when he announced not only was he raising the child he had with his best friend, but also that he was also gay. The thought of their standing at the Country Club being tarnished by the shame he had brought down upon them, being more than his mother could bear.

Finn, of course, reassures Aiden that his family will love him, that they’re good people – well he would, wouldn’t he? Adding that even if they hated Aiden, they’d have to tolerate him to keep Kaylee, didn’t help to ease his panic.

Will Aiden be proved wrong? Or will a series of mishaps and misunderstandings make him wish he’d stayed at home?

OMG, this is the funniest book yet of this series. Finn is taking Aiden and Kaylee back to his family home to meet his family. Aiden’s family, other than his Aunt, was not as tolerant and loving. His home life was not as happy as Finn’s was and he worried the whole trip. However when they arrived he realized how wrong he was, even when he walked in on Finn’s brother taking a shower or when Finn’s grandmother heard them getting down and dirty. The love this family has is the most fantastic Aiden had ever met. I laughed the hardest with this story and can’t wait for the next book.

Monty Looses His Head ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Finn doesn’t mind being the victim of the occasional practical joke. He’s pulled more than enough of them in his time, so understands the need for balance. Which is why, when Monty’s head goes missing and in its place is a ransom note demanding tickets to Marshall’s Park and a personal tour of the zoo, he finds it as funny as the next man—until he realizes it’s not a joke, and he may possibly miss Kaylee’s show and tell because of it.

Being Sherlock Holmes was not how he’d planned to spend his one weekend off a month, so why is he hiding in the bushes waiting for the kidnappers to collect their reward? Of course, he’s certain the culprit is Chris, which is why he plans to make him pay in ways he hasn’t even thought of yet. But when he jumps out, he’s not sure whose surprised more, him or the kidnapper—who is definitely not Chris.

This was a truly sweet story and still funny as can be. Someone stole Monty’s Head and the ransom was four tickets to Marshall’s Park, some M&Ms and some skittles. This was funny, but also aggravating to Finn. Not just because the head belonged to Marshall’s Park, but because Kaylee had wanted to take him to

Show and tell. However, Finn and Aiden came up with a plan to catch Chris, Finn’s roommate, in the act. Only thing was it wasn’t Chris, but someone who surprised the heck out of them. I cannot wait for the next book. This whole series is a blast to read.

Moving Monty In ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Asking Finn to move in was the most natural thing in the world; but that didn’t stop Aiden from freaking out about it.

Unbeknownst to Aiden, Finn is having his own mini meltdown, only it’s not about moving in. It’s Kaylee’s Show and Tell and Finn is terrified. Until Aiden finds a way to relax him with surprising results!

I loved this story. It is tender and loving. Aiden had asked Finn to move in, but the whole time he was in panic mode, wondering if it would work. Finn however was panicking but not about moving in, but about Kaylee’s show and tell. First Monty’s head went missing, now it was his hand, oh what is he to do. They realize that they love each other and that was what really mattered. I love this series and can’t wait to read the next book.

Monty Meets the Parents ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Becoming part of Aiden and Kaylee’s family, and having them become part of his, was the best thing that had ever happened to Finn. This was why he couldn’t understand why Aiden’s family didn’t want anything to do with their son and granddaughter. Of course, there was Aunt Patti who had stood steadfastly beside her nephew, her support unwavering, but Finn knew there was a piece missing in Aiden’s heart. A piece not even he could fill. But is embarking on a mission to meet Aiden’s parents and let them know what they’re missing going to bite him in the ass?

This story made me tear up. It is so sad that Aiden’s family is so hateful and horrible. To disown a child because one they wouldn’t give up their baby for adoption and two because he was gay is just as sick as can be. When you are given a child you are suppose to love them unconditionally, not to put conditions on that love. It should never matter who one loves.

I love that Finn would do anything for his love, even if it meant going behind his back. I love the connection that these two men have. I want a love like that and a family so accepting like Finn’s. I loved this book even more than the ones that made me laugh.

Monty’s Trick or Treat   ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Everyone has been the victim of Chris’ pranks in the run-up to Halloween, and he doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to stop. Despite almost getting one of the park’s employees fired.

Finn decides Chris needs to be taught a lesson and what better way than to give him a taste of his own medicine? With a little help from his friends, he sets about organizing the prank to end all pranks – on an epic scale – using Chris’ biggest fear against him!

OMG…this one takes the hit. I was laughing my butt off so much, that I fell off the edge of the couch. I love the way they get even, couldn’t believe that they all pulled it off. This stunt was definitely on epic scale. Chris deserved what he got, but I am amazed at how Finn pulls it off. I love that everyone was in on the whole thing.

I loved this story. I am absolutely glad to have had the chance to read Lisa’s stories. At first, I wasn’t sure, because they are so short, but when you add them, all together they are amazing.

Monty Punches Pocahontas ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Aiden and Finn’s first Thanksgiving together is a big deal, especially as they are hosting it as a family. He has, of course, planned it down to the last minute, but there are a few unexpected incidents even Aiden couldn’t have possibly foreseen.

What happens when a squirrel and Pocahontas get into an argument, one ticked off boyfriend. Aiden spends the whole time getting dinner ready for everyone and all Finn has to do is be home on time. Well Pocahontas has other ideas, especially when Chris gets an idea on revenge for Halloween.

I loved this story, not only because I laughed my ass off with it, but also there is a surprise at the ending that will have you in tears. Tears of happiness that is. I am so glad that I have had the chance to read this wonderful series. Even if my hind end doesn’t because of falling off the couch laughing so hard.

Monty Gets Married…Doesn’t He ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Waking up in the ass end of nowhere on, his wedding day was not what Finn had planned. Thanks to Chris and AJ, he is miles from home with no wallet and no phone. Will he make it to the wedding on time and if he doesn’t, will Aiden ever forgive him?


Ok, I was wrong. This story was the best ever. Not only because once again I landed on the floor laughing so hard, but also because it was so sweet and tender. They make the perfect couple and probably the best family ever. It was written with perfection. This whole series was Finn always seems to be missing a screw, funny as hell, tender and caring, and he loves that family of his.

I have only been to one wedding my whole life, but I wish it could have been as good as this one was. It shows how each other is just perfect for each other. They have their ups and downs, but it seems that they just click. I even loved the fact that the family can find all sorts of things to laugh at. They find the humor in so many things that it makes me wish my family were like that.


This series is one of the best ones I have read. It is told with more humor than seriousness and it just works. Lisa has created the best characters and situations that I have come across. I love the fact that these two men met by Aiden getting Finn arrested, and then starts feeling things for him. I love how Kaylee just seems to accept Finn and wants him in their family.


I would recommend this story to anyone who loves family situations, a quirky little girl, two hot and sexy men, tenderness, love, and comedy central. If you want, a story that will make you laugh so hard that you’re falling off the edge of your seat can make you cry at the tenderness of it then this is the book for you.


New York Cowboy by Lisa Worrall

17158866Title: New York Cowboy 

Series: New York Cowboy 01 

Author: Lisa Worrall 

Genre: Contemporary 

Length: Novella (101pgs)

Publisher: White Stiletto Press (23rd October 2013) 

Heat Level: Explicit 

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ 3½ – 4 Hearts 

Reviewer: Pixie 

Blurb: It’s been six months since Vance Wolf buried his father. Driven to an early grave by the constant harassment of the new owner of the neighboring property, Andrew Blackwell. Now Vance’s cattle are disappearing faster than he can replace them and their cash flow has been wiped out by the new barn they had to build after the other one mysteriously caught fire. The local sheriff’s pockets are being lined by Blackwell, so Vance knows they’re on their own and is at his wits end. Then his mother suggests they open up the ranch to business types as a cowboy camp. 

Adam Prentiss arrives at Wolf Creek Ranch on a team-building exercise with the four colleagues in his department. He is not the cowboy type, but has no choice as his boss, and father, has sent him to Wolf Creek with instructions to delve into the financial status of the ranch and report back to him. Falling for Vance Wolf had not been part of the plan, but the connection between them had been instant. But what was he more afraid of? Disobeying his boss or Vance finding out Adam’s father was in fact Andrew Blackwell and he’d been sent to help him appropriate Vance’s land by any means necessary?

N.B: 20% of the royalties for each copy sold will be donated to The Friends of Roxburghe House in memory of my friend, Keith Donald, who lost his battle with cancer in September. Roxburghe House is the hospice who cared for Keith and continue to care for those who wage their own war with this barbaric disease – thank you.

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Review: Vance is fighting an uphill struggle trying to keep his ranch going. The once thriving ranch, has suffered major losses, due to a neighbor trying to drive him to sell. But, Vance and his mother are made of sterner stuff and although it sticks in his craw, he accepts his mother’s suggestion of opening up the ranch as a cowboy camp to city slickers. Adam and his team are ordered to Wolf Creek Ranch as a team building exercise. After he arrives, Adam is ordered to dig into the finances of the ranch by his father. But, why would his dad want to know that? While doing as his dad asks, Adam falls for the sexy rancher and decides to dig deeper. especially when it looks like his father might have just ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. But, will Vance ever forgive him when the truth comes out? And can Adam truly stand up to his bully of a father?

Hmmm??? Sexy alpha cowboy, sexy hot city boy, and an intriguing storyline, what more could you ask for to cuddle up to in the approaching autumn nights? Vance is our super sexy cowboy who has suffered the loss of his father and the slowly dwindling stock on his ranch. He wants to take his shotgun and show his neighbor, Andrew Blackwell, what happens when you mess with a rancher’s business, but quieter minds prevail and he opens his ranch up to the city boys and corporations to keep it afloat. Falling for a city boy was not in Vance’s plans. But, he can’t resist Adam. But, what will he do when he discovers just who Adam really is and his reason for being on the ranch? Adam finds himself torn when he falls for the sexy rancher. His father wants information, but the more Adam finds out, the more he is disgusted by the man. But, Adam has more than his own fear of the man to contend with. Adam has to choose a path to follow, but it will be a bumpy ride to find happiness. 

This is a really great story that has brilliant characters who get laid bare before us. We don’t just get to see the tough exterior or the sexy confidence; we get to see their vulnerable and compassionate sides that make us fall head over heels for them. Both characters are wonderful to get to know and we see the story from both their perspectives. It draws us in as we see the suffering they have both gone through at the hands of Andrew Blackwell. We see a beautiful relationship developing, but one truth nearly shatters it all and we see the desperate scrabble as one of them tries to repair the damage.

There are many cowboy stories floating around, but this one has firmly placed itself in my read-again file. It’s at times like this that I am thankful for eReaders because the pages can’t be worn through (pgs 41-42) as I have a couple of scenes that I will be perving over repeatedly *wicked laugh*. Lisa Worrall gives us a great story with a wonderful relationship, some angst and drama and some hot sex scenes (even the solo one *wipes brow*) and a delightful confrontation and a great connection between Adam and Vance. 

Now boys and girls I have to recommend this to you if love sexy confident cowboys, hot city boys just trying to protect, a great storyline of overcoming the dastardly bully, grabbing hold of happiness and fighting for what you want. 

I Can See for Miles by Lisa Worrall

17724974Title: I Can See For Miles

Series: N/A

Author: Lisa Worrall

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: May 1st 2013 by Dreamspinner Press 

Heat Level: None to Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Blurb: After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald’s sight, he’s faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In short order, his boyfriend leaves him behind, making it clear he’s not inclined to deal with special needs. Reeling from the blow, Josh flounders. In an attempt to help, Josh’s friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer, Charlie Cooper. Charlie seems to feel the attraction too, but when a horse named Dottie pushes them into a hot first kiss, Charlie resists. He believes he’s damaged goods, not boyfriend material. Since the accident, Josh has faced tough obstacles, but the most challenging hurdle of all may be getting Charlie to open up and take a chance on love.


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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This was one of the most tender, sweet stories I have ever read. Josh loses his sight when him and his now ex-boyfriend went kayaking at night. He hit his head on a rock and went under the river, leaving him in a coma for two days and blind for the rest of his life. His ex left him. Telling Josh it was because he felt so guilty, but Josh thinks, at least in his heart, that it was because he was broken. His two best friends decide to take him to a camp for the blind, run by Charlie Cooper. Charlie has a rare form of cataracts, and even after several surgeries, is endanger of losing his sight, permanently.

Meeting Josh was a wonderful thing and a little scary for Charlie, due to the fact that his ex got rude to him and violent. However, in his heart he starts feeling love for Josh. He’s still scared, but willing to try. After a trip to see his doctor, he was told that he would be permanently blind in just a few weeks, unless he had a cornea transplant done. He wants to see where the relationship with Miles may lead, but fear is a terrible thing.

Miles and Charlie are both wonderful characters. And not just them, but the whole ensemble of characters were great. Watching the guys with some of the younger campers was so sweet. I really believe that Mile’s friends were key to how he handled his new disability. I loved this story and it will be one that I can sit back and re-read over and over…


By Design by Lisa Worrall

By Design400x600Title: By Design

Series:  N/A
Author: Lisa Worrall
Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Short Story

Publisher: Silver Publishing (August 24th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Rob gets more than he bargains for when Shane walks into his shop, photograph in hand, asking for a tattoo. He wants to know more about Shane and the man in the picture.
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Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: This writer is clever! This wonderful short story follows Rob as he reflects on himself, sacrifices he makes for his career and his long-term relationship. The details of the tattoo design process and shop make me feel like I’m stepping up to the chair. The unique twist in the story slowly unfolds itself, but if you are paying attention you will be ready for that “aha” moment. Though I must say there was a moment, there I wanted to shake some sense into Rob! Great story, clever author! Grab it, and read it!

Westford Hall by Lisa Worrall

17238890Title: Westford Hall

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novella (98pgs)

Publisher: White Stiletto Press (17th January 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Westford Hall lies back from the quad, quiet and empty. A dark reminder of the horrific murder of six members of the Tri Delta brotherhood thirty years ago, and the subject of Ethan’s thesis.

Ethan Reece is in his second year of Professor Allen’s paranormal psychology class, and is hoping to be the first to establish documented proof that Westford Hall is haunted. Hiring the university’s best photography student to help with the investigation, Ethan is disappointed when he has to be replaced after an accident. Which is how he finds himself saddled with the university’s best stoner instead.

Daniel Cartwright comes from money. He won’t deny it. Why should he? More than aware of the reputation he has on campus, he ambles through life with the help of his parents. At least that’s what everyone thinks. When his friend breaks his leg and volunteers him to assist the biggest nerd on campus with his spooky investigation, Dan is not exactly ecstatic.

Thrown together by fate; to their surprise the two young men find they are drawn together by mutual attraction, but that’s not the only surprise awaiting them in Westford Hall. Coming face to face with an actual ghost, they uncover a story of murder, deceit and despair that leaves them facing a danger they were not prepared for.

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Review: Ethan is hoping to find proof that Westford Hall is haunted for his paranormal psychology class.  all set for a night in the reputed haunted house on campus with a great photography student, he is disappointed when he ends up with the man’s friend as a replacement instead. Dan helps his friend out by taking his place at Westford Hall, being stuck with nerdy Ethan in a supposed haunted house isn’t his idea of fun, and when things start to happen all he wants is to stay the hell away from the place. But, a mystery unfolds that Ethan and Dan get caught up in.  just how do they help put to rest a ghost who wants the truth to come out?

This is a great ghost story that is in parts funny and others poignantly sad with a great twist at the end. Both Ethan and Dan are great characters; Ethan is a nerd who is surprisingly judgmental, but who is quick to admit his mistakes. Dan is rumored to be a slacker, but is in truth the opposite, his reputation as a slacker was earned protecting a friend, he is an absolute gem with his reactions and he plays nicely off Ethan. The ghost is wonderful with his poignant story and his wicked sense of humor, and with his determination over the years to get the truth of his death in the open.

Westford Hall is a great combination of fun, love, mystery and suspense. The elements have been woven together to give a delightful tale of a ghost who wants justice. The relationship between Ethan and Dan was sweet, them finding common ground when at the start they clashed. I found Dan’s reactions to the events in the haunted Westford Hall to be both funny and realistic. While you could see Ethan’s scientific excitement and his eagerness to dig deeper, I had to agree with Dan’s reactions.

There are some flashbacks to the events of the past, but they are beautifully slotted into the story and they add a touch of knowing to the suspense. There was only one thing that confused me though… just when did the young men die? I ask because when Ethan was telling the story of the murders he said it happened in nineteen seventy-four, but then later during a flashback it described the house from nineteen eighty-two. Other than that small discrepancy I have to admit that after finishing this book I am left with the hope (and praying) that Lisa Worrall will give us more from Dan and Ethan in the future, *sigh* well I can only hope.

I am recommending this story as a must read if you love ghosts finding justice and discovering their lost love, a new love developing, mystery, suspense, a great twist and a very happy ending for young men and ghosts alike.

The Perfect Gift by Lisa Worrall

4b3434b466abc6e6e368585eb0b2cf07.image.200x300Title: The Perfect Gift

Series: Mr. Popsalos 02

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (128pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (29th December 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Jamie and Luke’s first anniversary is fast approach and Jamie knows exactly what he wants to give Luke. The platinum wedding bands have been burning a hole in his suitcase in the attic for two months. But before he can say those four life-changing words, an accident throws their well-ordered lives into disarray.

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Tissue Alert: Please keep a box of tissues handy to stem the flow of tears.

Review: This story is part of a series that is best read in order. Jamie and Luke are coming up to their one year anniversary and Jamie has plans to celebrate, but before they come to fruition he has to get through the Christmas school play and Luke has a promotion in his sights, but an accident throws their entire world into chaos.

This isn’t your typical Christmas story, it is funny and heart wrenching and joyful and loving. Jamie and Luke have been together for nearly a year and they have become a family. Reggie is an adorable child and his relationship with both Luke and Jamie is wonderful. Seeing how Jamie has slotted into their family is really nice and the way that Jamie and Luke are together is really sweet. Jamie is my hero in this story and his actions with Reggie and Luke makes you love him to death, and his love for his family is astounding, that man can do no wrong in my eyes.

I am not going into the storyline, all I will tell you, is that it will affect you and make you sniffle into a tissue. There was one bug bear for me and that was we never heard anything about the circumstances of the accident i.e. why it happened. Other than that this story was perfect and I loved the incredible writing, the characters were perfect and really well-developed, the storyline is shocking but brilliant and the ending is incredibly sweet.

Lisa Worrall will tear your heart out, throw it around, jump up and down on it, and throw it in a blender before piecing it back together in a story that will make your eyes fill and tears trickle down your cheeks, before giving you an ending that is pure love and happiness. This is a must read book, so add it to your bookshelf and buy some tissues.

Going Under by Lisa Worrall

Title: Going Under

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary, Ghosts, Spirits

Length: Novella (156pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (4th August 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Evan Griffin, bruised and battered by unseen forces, walks into the offices of paranormal investigators, Knight & Stone. Ross Stone is captivated by the injured man. Does he dare risk getting close to Evan when he’s fighting his own demons?

Evan Griffin moved into his remote country house with all the excitement and promise of a new start. He thought he’d found it until the strange noises began… When the attacks became physical, he was left bruised and battered and desperate for help.

When Evan walks into the offices of paranormal investigators, Knight & Stone, Ross Stone is dumbfounded by the injuries the man bears. Injuries Evan insists were caused by an unseen assailant in his own home. Something in the man’s eyes tugs at Ross’s heartstrings. But dare he risk getting close to Evan when he is fighting his own demons?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains a HFN ending and extreme violence or gore.

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Review: Evan is in a hopeless place, after moving to the countryside for a fresh start he is now being terrorized by something he can’t see and can’t fight back against. In a desperate move, he goes to Knight & Stone paranormal investigators for help, and they help him get to the bottom of his haunting. Ross is instantly attracted to the man who comes to them for help; even Evan’s bruises don’t douse his attraction. But, the poor man has come to him for help and he has enough on his plate with his own demons, but both their pasts collide.

This is a well written novella that is tragic and violent and has a silver lining that is tinged with black. Evan is coming to the end of his rope; the invisible attacks against him are becoming more and more violent. So even though he may end up being laughed at, he goes to a paranormal investigator. An investigator who is the first man, since he lost his partner that he has felt an attraction to. Ross wants to help out the poor man who looks so dejected. So he sets out with his co-workers to help Evan get to the bottom of his problem. He rapidly falls for Evan, but his past catches up with him and it makes for an exceptional and emotional time for both of them.

What can I really say about this story except that Lisa Worrall really knows how to give us an angsty, emotional, violent, disturbing, intriguing story. I am not going to go into too much detail with this story except to say that a tragedy in Evan’s past now haunts him, and has been trying to make him pay for many years. With Ross, it is a monster from his past that re-emerges and refuses to let him go. I must admit I was a little surprised at how fast Evan and Ross got together, but they were very passionate and caring together and very hot.

I will give warning that there is quite a bit of violence in this story, but it really adds to the realism of the situations. Evan and Ross do make a good couple in the time that we see them together, and they are very caring about each other. But the ending is a bit of a shriek into your fist and an ‘oh my god’ moment and you begin to have a desperate hope that there will be a sequel so we can have a ‘happily ever after’ for them. Because, if anyone deserves a happy ending it is these two men.

I am recommending this to those who love angst, surprising violence, hauntings, ghosts from the past (living and dead), hot sex, the beginning of a beautiful relationship and a happy for now ending, that makes you want to scream.


Laurel Heights by Lisa Worrall

8923711Title: Laurel Heights, 2nd edition

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Contemporary, Crime, Thriller

Length: Novel (532 pages)

Publisher: White Stiletto Press (March 14th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ – 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Detectives Scott Turner and Will Harrison are sent undercover after an apparent murder/suicide in Laurel Heights, an exclusive gay housing community. Will the two closeted officers be able to hide their attraction while each believing the other is straight? And is there a killer amongst them waiting to claim his next victim?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title includes scenes of dubious consent.

Authors Blurb: A shot rings out in the dead of night and leaves two residents dead in the exclusive, gay gated housing community of Laurel Heights, an apparent murder/suicide, but not everyone is convinced.

Detectives Scott Turner and Will Harrison are sent undercover to dig beneath the surface and discover answers. There’s only one problem: Scott and Will are not out of the closet at work. Now they are two gay men, pretending to be straight, who must pretend to be gay in order to stop a murderer.

Will the two closeted officers be able to hide their attraction while believing the other is straight? And is the killer living among them waiting to claim his next victim?

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Review: Aaaarrrggghhh Noooooooo. Lisa Worrall you have made my author’s to stalk list, I just… I can’t… I want… ggggrrrr.

Will and Scott are two detectives who are both deeply in the closet at work. So far in fact that neither knows the other is gay. When they are put together to work the case of the deaths of two gay men both men begin to panic. Can these two men pull off the act of a lifetime and convince the other residents that they are both gay and in love while they try to hide their real feelings from each other and solve the case??

This is a brilliant story that drags you in and keeps you hanging on as it throws red herrings at you. Will is deeply in the closet after he watched a friend get driven out of training. He now has an imaginary life as a straight man. Scott is in the closet because of his father and his bigoted reactions.  he is the player with a long string of imaginary women as notches on his bedpost. Both these men have to try to solve a murder while trying not to reveal how they feel about the other man.

The characters in this book were brilliant. Todd was a fantastic portrayal of the scared man trying to hide the truth from everyone. Will and Scott made a great couple while they were pretending to be a couple and they were even better when they became a true couple. The mystery surrounding the murder/suicide is good and keeps you on tender hooks throughout the book, as you are thrown flashes into the murderers and his victim’s lives. Will is a lot more open to coming out to everyone than Scott is, but they both had very different stories with their parents and that reflects in how they both act and react.

The sex in this is hot between Will and Scott and there are some erotic scenes involving some of the other characters as well. I will give warning, we do see evidence of partner swapping and there are also some scenes of physical abuse. Now we come to the part that means Lisa Worrall owes me a new eReader, the ending is brilliant and frustrating and made me throw my eReader across the room (I miss paperbacks *sigh*). Just when we thought that everything was sewn up in a neat little package Lisa Worrall gives us the epilogue!!

So this book I recommend to those who love thrillers, mystery, hot sex, confused macho men, a brilliant story, a group of friends that seem incredible and an ending that will make you want to hunt down Lisa Worrall and force her to write the next book NOW. (Hmmm She lives in England, I think I need to visit the seaside soon) lol ;-).

Continental Divide by Lisa Worrall and L. E. Harner

Title: Continental Divide

Series:  Separate Ways 01

Author: Lisa Worrall & L.E. Harner

Genre: Suspense, Mystery

Length: Novel (225pgs)

Publisher: Hot Corner Press (9th March 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit.

Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark.

There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every big city collects them. Kids look for freedom and discover they have more to lose than they ever thought possible. London and Phoenix, culture and cowboys, nothing linking these two sprawling metropolitan areas. Nothing except a hit on a computer data search.

Two cops, one a cowboy, the other a Lord. A secret government agency, human trafficking, and a blazing hot mutual distraction.

What the hell have Remington and Mainwaring gotten themselves into?

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Review: Damn !I am so sorry you were so close to a 5 Hearts rating, but what were the chances that a reviewer would have a partner that is a Missing Person Officer in England and that same reviewer would know way more Missing Person’s procedures than they should!!

Remy is a detective in Phoenix and is frustrated by the disappearance of 6 young boys.   When he makes further inquiries into the disappearances, he is shunted off the case and reassigned. Jamie is an Inspector in London and is also frustrated by the disappearances of 6 young boys, when he is also reassigned. Remy and Jamie meet in a dark and dingy hotel with an Interpol Director and are told to work together to solve the case.

I must admit, after I overlook the glaring inconsistencies in Police and Interpol protocol, that this was a thoroughly enjoyable story. Remy has had a bad upbringing and it has shaped him, to some extent, into the man he is now. Jamie is still fighting against the bonds that his mother has placed on him, but he has proved himself on the force. Remy and Jamie clash from the first and the sparks are explosive.   Both feel the enormous attraction and while Jamie is quite happy to give into it, Remy fights it all the way.

This isn’t a happy ever after or even a happy for now.   And again my eReader is slightly bruised, but hey, I have heard there’s another three books to come. 😉 Watching the progression of this book is a slow build-up.   There isn’t lots of action, but the story grips you and keeps you reading and wanting more. Remy and Jamie are passionately explosive, but it’s a lot of pushing and pulling between them and you just know that no matter how Jamie feels, Remy has a lot to work through before he can be at peace enough to be happy.

There were a lot of “hmmm” moments in this and there was even an “Oh” moment and there is still a lot to discover about these two men especially Remy.   You just know that whatever we find out is going to be horrible, but that’s for the future.   What we have now is a beginning of something between the MCs, but what it could be, maybe they aren’t even sure. We also get to look forward to finding out more about Miggy and just who is the mystery man that Remy phones?

So, all in all, I really enjoyed this book and have to recommend it to those who love mystery, suspense, hot sex, intrigue, secrets and a promise of more stories to come.


Unshakable Faith by Lisa Worrall

Title: Unshakeable Faith

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Contemporary, Slight Mystery.

Length: Novel (242pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (28th November 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.

The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.

Brody’s determined to help Nash remember and bring back the man he loves. Nash thinks Brody’s a drop-dead gorgeous pain in the ass. If only he could remember….

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Review: Brody takes a chance on the man who walks into his bar with a story of pain and amnesia, Nash is the name he has chosen and they settle into friendship then more, Nash has had to start from scratch after being attacked and left for dead and Brody is the man he falls in love with… until an ‘accident’ takes away the months he spent with Brody. Can Brody break through the businessman to get to the Nash inside? And will Nash ever remember the lost months he shared with Brody?

This is a story that will make you feel a lot of emotions whether you want it to or not, you will feel anger, you will feel compassion, you will feel joy, you will sympathies with the characters and you will want to smack Nash upside the head. When Nash walks into Brody’s bar he is like a clean slate, he has no walls and he has nothing to hide as he and Brody become friends and then embark on a relationship, he might never remember the man he used to be but he likes the man he is now.

I have got to say that this is a story that got me thinking, if I lost my memory today would I be the same person tomorrow and I have to admit that no I wouldn’t, just the same as Nash the things that I have experienced in life have molded me to be the person that I am. I have to applaud Lisa Worrall for how she handled the character of Nash. When we first meet Nash he is a sweet, happy wonderful man but when he loses his memory again he reverts back to the uncaring hardened businessman that he created to fulfill his father’s request.

As someone tries to kill Nash his mother hires a bodyguard and Brody steps in hoping that being close will jog Nash’s memory but trying to look like he knows what he is doing and getting to know the new Nash puts a strain on Brody. Brody has his work cut out for him trying to break through that shell and it isn’t pretty, he has to go through a lot of pain and heartache and how he clung on to the hope I really don’t know but the glimpses of his Nash that he catches are all that gives him hope as he really isn’t liking Nash the businessman.

This story is well written with great main characters as well as supporting characters that bring the story alive. I think a lot of thought was put into the characters of Brody and Nash and exactly how far they could be pushed and I think that the author pulled it off brilliantly.

I have to recommend this one for those who love a slight mystery, danger, and hot sex, a bit of angst, great characters and a happy ever after.




Thirst by Lisa Worrall

Title: Thirst

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Contemporary, Crime, Thriller, Vampires

Length: Novel (301pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (21st January 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Max is hunting a killer who leaves bodies drained of blood. After being attacked, he never expected to wake up in Carter’s bed. Who is this man? What is his dark secret?  Is he the one leaving a trail of bodies across the city?

Detective Max Bowman is hunting a serial killer terrorizing the city, who leaves victims drained of blood. No fingerprints, no clues, no ideas. Only a mysterious inscription carved into each body.

Frustrated with the lack of progress, Max takes a break in a local pub.  Attacked by the attractive man buying him drinks, he is left for dead in the alley behind the bar.

Waking up in Carter Gray’s bed was the last thing he expected.  Who was this mysterious man?  What was his dark secret?  Why does he make Max tremble with anticipation every time their eyes meet?

It becomes apparent that Carter is the only one with the ‘expertise’ to help him find the killer.  But is his attraction to Carter clouding his judgment and is he refusing to acknowledge that the killer may well be Carter himself?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains a MF scene, in addition to the MM scenes.

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Review: Max is attacked after he picks up a guy in a bar; just as everything goes black he is rescued. Carter doesn’t know what came over him when he rescued the guy from the bar and what’s worse he wasn’t able to drain him dry, now he has the sexy man in his bed asking him questions.

This is a well written novel with the concept of vampires always draining their prey. Carter has been around for a while now and his sire taught him to cover up his kills well, but when a man is attacked and he comes to the rescue he tosses his prey away carelessly. Max is the man he rescued, a detective who is hunting a serial killer. Max asks questions but the answers he gets are hard to believe, but when the bodies of the two men that attacked him are recovered he learns that things are not quite as they seem.

Carter and Max are both surprised by their reaction to each other and as they get to know each other Carter begins to realize that his past has caught up with him and he has put Max in grave danger. Max is drawn to Carter, but he is a detective and Carter a killer.   How can he reconcile the two?   Max and Carter make a passionate and erotic couple, both trying to fight what they feel, but unable to.

Now there is a warning that there is a m/f scene and to be honest with you I found it easy to discount because it was a case of Carter playing with his food.   it had no bearing on the story other than as a way for Carter to eat and to try to get his mind away from Max. I thought Lyle and Boyd were very well written, but I wanted a more violent confrontation between Cater and Lyle when the truth emerged (I am bloodthirsty ;-)), the ending could have been left open for Lyle’s story but we will just have to wait and see.

So all in all I have to recommend this to those who love darker vampires, scorching sex, conflicted emotions, vampires bent on revenge and a great story-line and a happy ending.




Behind the Mask by Lisa Worrall

Title:   Behind the Mask

Series:   The Masquerade Trilogy 03

Reviewer’s Note:  This is a stand-alone, that does not necessarily need to be read in order.  I labeled them chronologically for clarity.

Author:  Lisa Worrall

Genre:   Contemporary

Length: Novella

Publisher:  Silver

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb:  The Downe’s Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball has been an annual event for over a hundred years and where, four years ago, Gabe met Mike.

It’s been over six months since Mike’s death and Mike thinks that Gabe is ready to move on. How does Gabe know this? He receives a letter and a ticket to the ball, from Mike. Gabe isn’t sure he’ll ever be ready to move on, but in deference to Mike’s memory, he attends the ball.

What Gabe doesn’t know, is that his best friend, Tom, the one constant in his life since college, has also received a letter from Mike. Will Gabe be able to move forward and remember a long forgotten love, or will his world come crumbling down around his ears, again?

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Reviewer:   Portia

Review:  Six months ago, Gabe lost this lover to cancer.  Four years ago, they’d met at the Masquerade Ball.  Several weeks before this year’s Ball, a letter arrives for Gabe from his dead lover, Mike, urging him to go to the Ball and hopefully find his new “Prince Charming.”  In the letter, Mike assures Gabe that this is not going to be a P. S., I Love You kinda thing, but he neglects to mention that he’s working from the grave to give Gabe his forever love.

I am convinced Lisa Worrall is some kind of literary medium. That is the only explanation for her ability to write well across so many genres.  In A Nanny for Nate, she showed her sweet side.  In Thirst, she went to dark places.  And now with Behind the Mask, she’s made angst sexy.

Gabe goes through many of the stages of grief on this journey.  It’s not over the top, but definitely adds an air of realism.  And when he finally makes it to acceptance, I loved it.  He starts out content to wallow in his grief, but when he‘s ready to accept the love that had always been his, he’s willing to fight for his forever

And, even though, this is technically Gabe’s story, I loved Tom the best.  He has been there for Gabe, through thick and thin, but he’s ready to take their relationship to another level.  I really felt his pain.  He loved Gabe enough to step aside once.  I was on pins and needles to see if he would take the high road a second time.

There isn’t a lot of sex in this book, but what’s there is very sensuous and loving.  The story unfolds in such a way that you have to turn the page.  Very well plotted and paced.

I can honestly say, I’ve never read a Lisa Worrall book that I didn’t love.  Highly recommend.

No Strings Attached by Lisa Worrall

Title: No Strings Attached

Author: Lisa Worrall

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story (16pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7th October 2011 re-release)

Heat Level: Hot

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Lucas is sure he’s made a mistake—it has to be painfully obvious he’s never been to an underground gay club before. He doesn’t do things like this—he’s too shy, too reserved. He certainly doesn’t expect to be felt up by a total stranger as soon as he walks in the door. But just as he’s talking himself into leaving, the hottest guy in the place with the most beautiful green eyes he’s ever seen pulls him onto the dance floor. Green Eyes insists on “no names, no strings…” and just this once, Lucas is inclined to agree.

Second edition

First edition published by Torquere Press in 2010 under the same title.

Review: Lucas hits an underground gay club for the first time and feels completely out of his depth.  He catches the eye of an attractive green-eyed guy and he experiences a night to remember.

Shy Lucas hooks up with ‘Green Eyes’ and acts out of character for the first time and loves every minute of it. This is a hot and sexy short that will get you hot under the collar and leave you panting for more. I loved it and thought the twist at the end was brilliant.

I recommend this to anyone who would love a short quick fix of hot sex and a surprise at the end.

Chasing the Dream – Dreamspinner Anthology

Title: Anthology – Chasing the Dream

Author: Sue Brown, G.A. Hauser, Sammy Jo Hunt, Patricia Logan and Lisa Worrall

Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal, M/M, M/M/M, BDSM.

Length: Five Novella’s (338pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (17th September 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit/Scorching

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 ½ (overall)

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Chasing the dream…something every one of us aspires to. But every dream is different for each individual. Some crave love, fame, or immortality. And for still others, they desire power and riches, and all that comes with it.

In this anthology, share in the vivid imaginations of five bestselling authors who are masters of the genre, each writing steamy, hot passionate stories of men loving men, men sharing their bodies, who hope to attain their own secret desires.

Come along for the sensual journey that awaits you, and get lost in this collection of must-have gay erotica. Let these stories steal you away to another world where hot men share their deepest hopes and fantasies with you, while they’re Chasing the Dream.

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Racing raindrops by Sue Brown (56pgs) Hearts: ♥♥♥3 ½

Caught by an unexpected rain shower, Tony DiMarco seeks shelter in a bar. The last thing Tony expects is to be propositioned by the hot bartender and his equally hot cousin. Mac and Chase make it clear it’s his decision, but Tony is torn between his desires and his responsibilities. On a sudden whim he decides to let the raindrops sheeting down the window make the decision. If they go right he’ll say yes to a night of sex that might blow his world apart, if the rain goes left he’ll leave and never look back.

Review: Tony hides his sexuality because he knows what would happen if his father or his employer found out.  He meets Mac and Chase and they have him tempted to look for something more.

This is a cute read which is extremely hot, we see Tony battling with indecision as he tries to decide if he should take the two hunky men up on their offer.   and we see Chase and Mac want more than just one night with Tony. Not quite a HEA but a beginning …maybe?


Nasty Boys by G.A. Hauser (78pgs) Hearts: ♥♥2 ½

Fire-fighter by day, sex god by night, ‘Clyde’ chased his dream in Hollywood to be the top gay male porn star in West Hollywood. What Clyde didn’t expect was a little help from a pretty-boy superstar. ‘Blaze’ lights this fireman’s world on fire!

Review: Clyde wants to fulfill his dreams of being a sex god porn star and ‘Blaze’ wants a night out with the hunky Clyde.

Clyde is not quite as tough and macho as he appears wanting a gentler lover and something more than a quick hook up; we feel his longing for more.   ‘Blaze’ also wants something different and he seems to find it in Clyde. The story cuts off a bit abruptly and is a novella for the Action series so I don’t know if we will see more of Clyde. This is good for a quick scorching sex fix.


The Soul Awakening by SammyJo Hunt (68pgs) Hearts: ♥♥♥♥♥5

While on promotional tour across Europe, Michael Nolan’s rental car encounters engine trouble and leaves him stranded in the dead of night. The offer of help from a tall dark stranger sets him upon a life-altering course of events. It could lead to love…but more likely, his own private hell.

Review: Michael gets lost on a dark country road when his car breaks down.   There he meets Zandor who comes to his rescue and turns his life upside down.

Zandor wants nothing more than for someone to love him and to share his lonely existence.   He finds that in Michael.   Michael wants Zandor but is too scared to give up his life and everything he knows.  Brilliant writing with a twist on vampires and the emotions from the characters are wonderful… a definite must read.


Chasing Deuce by Patricia Logan (63pgs) Hearts: ♥♥♥♥♥5

Has Colt’s fantasy of bringing Slade into the bedroom with Deuce driven Deuce away for good or can Colt lure the handsome cowboy home to be loved by two instead of one? Slade has been in lust for Colt for years. Will he get the opportunity to taste the man he’s always wanted and the added bonus of his cowboy lover?

Review: Colt loves Deuce but he wants a bit of spice with Slade.  Deuce loves and adores Colt but feels betrayed that Colt needs someone other than him.   Slade has wanted Colt for many years and he’s now in his grasp.

Deuce’s feelings are fully understandable and you can sympathize with him when he leaves but he loves Colt too much and they try to work it out. The sex is outstanding and the storyline will bring out conflicting feelings in you… a definite must read now.


Dreaming of You by Lisa Worrall (61pgs) Hearts: ♥♥♥♥♥5

Noah Kinkade is an up and coming designer, one of the best newcomers in the field. When he is hired to restore the old Seevers mansion to its former glory, he thinks all his dreams have come true. He doesn’t know how right he is.

Review: Noah is working all the hours that God sends on a mansion and it’s affecting his life.   Sebastian is waiting for his lost love Thomas and Noah is the spitting image of him.

This is a brilliant little novella, the storyline is fantastic and the characters are great. The sex is scorching hot and they all find love. The story also flicks to 1861 and it really adds to the book, this is great for those who love the paranormal.