Tangled Web by S.A. Ozment

Title: Tangled Web

Author: S.A. Ozment

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story (56 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 18th 2016)

Heat Level: What’s that? (Nil)

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3.25 Hearts

Blurb: By day Ashley Stevens is a dedicated nurse; by night he runs multiple social media sites for his crush and all-time favorite actor, Sebastian Gray. After a particularly grueling day at work, Ashley drinks away his misery while dreaming about being with Sebastian—only to realize it’s no dream when Sebastian actually contacts him.

Sebastian asks him to officially run his sites and Ashley is thrilled—right up until Sebastian makes it clear that he thinks Ashley is a girl. And maybe it’s the wine, or maybe it’s a fear that if Sebastian knew the truth, he wouldn’t want him, but Ashley never sets him straight. But keeping the secret becomes a nightmare as Ashley and Sebastian talk online night after night, forging a true connection. And the longer Ashley waits to tell the truth, the more tangled the lies become.

A plane ticket from Sebastian along with an invitation to meet in New York City for a fan event brings it all to a head. Ashley must face Sebastian and tell all, but he might not be the only one keeping secrets.

ISBN: 9781634772501

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: Cute short story about Ashley, an ER nurse who’s fan-girling all over Sebastian Gray, an up and coming actor. Ashley’s very dedicated and has started a few fan pages for Sebastian in order to help him become more famous. When Ashley and Sebastian start talking over Facebook messenger, Ashley is on cloud nine; even though he’s disappointed that Sebastian thinks he’s a woman, he doesn’t bother to correct him and plays along, because this contact with Sebastian is too important to risk by telling the truth.

Ashley and Sebastian become very close; they become friends who confide in each other, who trust each other and develop feelings for each other. When Sebastian wants to meet Ashley in person, Ashley knows his time is up and the truth is about to be revealed. I won’t go into further detail because I don’t want to spoil the story, but let’s just say that this would’ve been perfect as a full length novel. I loved the chats between them and there was real potential to this story if only it wasn’t so short.

Regardless, this was a nice short story with no steam at all, but the cuteness factor is very high.

Illusions by S.A. Ozment

IllusionsLGTitle: Illusions
Series: N/A
Author: S.A. Ozment
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (210 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 13th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Ever since arriving in Hollywood, Skylar Murphy has been loving life. He’s starring in a hit television show and on the verge of grabbing the lead role in the most anticipated movie of the decade.

Poised on the edge of superstardom, he doesn’t want or need any complications to distract him from that goal. Whether he’s sleeping with a woman or a man, his noncommittal, no-strings-attached love life suits him perfectly, and despite his rep for playing gay roles, the world still thinks he’s straight.

At the launch party for his new show, Skylar meets Aiden Moore, an openly gay firefighter by day and cater waiter to the stars by night. Skylar is immediately attracted to him, but Aiden rejects him. When an arsonist appears to have targeted Skylar, their paths keep crossing. Always up for a challenge, Skylar works to win Aiden over, and he agrees to a date. Soon enough they can’t stay away from each other.

Despite hiding their relationship away from the ever-present paparazzi, they’re happy together until a jilted fan joins forces with the arsonist to sabotage their future.

ISBN: 9781632164896

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6041

Reviewer: Tina

Review: Whew! What a book! I have to warn you, there is a bit of M/F action in this book. I was a bit turned off by it but it didn’t take away from the story. I feel a warning would have been nice.

The story was well written, the characters were well-developed, and this was a pretty action-packed, quick read. The suspense component of the book was pretty good but the love story was fantastic.

There was A LOT of crazy in this book! There were a couple of characters, with a 3rd possible one, that were just flat out mad. One of Skylar’s co-stars, Kelly, at times seemed to be a bit crazy. An argument can be made for Skylar’s manager – Nick – also, although he’s more obsessed with the money and fame Skylar can bring him.

Skylar had a messed up childhood and doesn’t really understand relationships. He truly hasn’t ever felt what it’s like to be loved so he has always just been a casual hook-up kind of guy. He’s a bit egotistical at times but deep down is a good guy that cares about the people around him (that aren’t crazy or jerks).

Aiden is an all-around great guy – hero (fireman) and a selfless friend and lover. At first, he doesn’t even want to get mixed up with the Hollywood star but when he finally caves in, he goes all in.

Ryan is absolutely fantastic! I love every part of him and wished he’d had a love interest or side story. The 2 firemen that were close to Aiden – Ben & Paul – were great additions to the story. Sophie was ok at times; she really shined in the end.

Definitely a story I would recommend and definitely and author to follow.

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