Assassins Save People Too by S.C. Wynne

S.C. Wynne - Assassins Save People Too Cover 48rmfkTitle: Assassins Save People Too

Series: Assassins in Love 03

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novella (124 Pages)

Publisher: Wynne Wynne Publishing (November 25, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: So much for retirement.

Now that my psycho arch enemy Julio is dead, my big plan was to slowly stop taking jobs and wind down into retirement with Dillon. Partly that decision was because my heart’s not in the job anymore, but mostly it’s because I did a dumb thing and fell in love with the guy in 39D. But it’s too late to turn back now, I can’t imagine my life without Dillon in it.

Unfortunately, my good friend Ronin just got grabbed by Julio’s successor. I owe Ronin too much to turn my back on him. I need to get to Germany ASAP and save his ass, like he’s saved mine many times before.

The problem is, Dillon refuses to stay behind. How am I going to rescue my best friend, and keep the love of my life alive too? Dillon’s a civilian. He has no idea the level of violence and danger ahead of us. He doesn’t understand that with him along, the chances of me dying are much higher.

I may not it out alive this time, but one things for sure, Dillon will. I’ll see to that.

ISBN: B07Z28P4T2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ronin has been abducted and Gianni needed their help. Marc would do anything to get his friend back but had not intended for Dillon to help. They were going to rescue a friend from a crazy ass bitch. However there are traitors among them. The problem is Ronin and Marc are assassins, but Dillon and Gianni are not. So what does an assassin do when their boyfriends want to help.

This is one of those series that you have to read them back to back with no time in between. It just jumps right into the action without any warning. Also these guys might be cute but damn they have more problems then a shrink can get to. Neither one seems to trust the other although they say different. Marc is a complete asshat to Dillon and Gianni. He had called in for some help but all these big bad assassins are missing one small item, a young college age looking delivery driver. The story is jumbled up and I didn’t care for the dual voices in the story. One minute it is Marc talking then the next it is Dillon, and lets face it, it just does not work out the way it should have.

There is a lot of danger and suspense going on but it went to fast. I just could not connect at all with this story and to be honest I could not really stand it. I will say that it is a good story but the way it is told not so much. I will say that it will probably not be read more than once.

Hiding Things by S.C. Wynne

Title: Hiding Things

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Short Story (71 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 23, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Mason Downing is good at a lot of things, but math isn’t one of them. What he is good at is hiding the fact that he’s a poor kid on a full scholarship at elite Bragson University—though he won’t be there for long if he can’t get his grades up.

Carter Lantor is the embodiment of all that Mason pretends to be: rich, confident, and smart. But when Carter is handpicked to be Mason’s new math tutor, Mason learns that he’s not the only one hiding things. Soon, Carter’s picture-perfect façade begins to crack under the pressure of his father’s expectations and his own unhappiness.

Together, Mason and Carter must teach each other that no matter how much they question their place in the world, their love for one another might be the answer they are looking for.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-495-7

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is one of the first books that I have read by this author and I have to say that it is a joy to read it. I can understand prejudice and beliefs that one is never good enough, but I loved how Carter handles it all.

Mason was almost perfect in school, except he was about to flunk math. He was supposed to get a tutor so he could keep his scholarship, but he didn’t want anyone to know he was poor. He felt that people would treat him like crap if he was. So when he took a part time job to pay the tutor, he was shocked to meet Carter. Talk about a lot of shocks for the poor guy.

I actually enjoyed this, even though Mason has a chip on his shoulder that you would love to smack off. I thought that this is a world that is fairly known that is for sure. Although rich people do tend to treat poor people differently, this story shows a bit more to certain things.

I loved it and look forward to reading more by this author.

Home to Danger by S.C. Wynne

Title: Home to Danger

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 23, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Jason Sinclair isn’t very good at relationships, which is no surprise given a childhood with an eccentric father and an unloving, emotionally damaged mother. After leaving home at seventeen, Jason has spent the past four years doing everything he could to stay away. That changes when he learns his mother is dying of cancer, and he grudgingly returns to Larame Bay to say good-bye.

Word on the street is that Jason will sell his family’s property and run back to LA the minute his mother dies, but when Jason meets the new groundskeeper, the sexy and confident Adam Trent, all that changes. As Jason begins to fall for Adam, he surprises everyone, including himself, by sticking around after all.

However, it doesn’t take long to realize someone out there desperately wants Jason gone from Larame Bay and will make sure that happens—one way or another.

ISBN: 978-1-62380-759-7

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across S.C. Wynne not too long ago and right off the bat I found a new author to love. S.C. Wynne’s stories are well written, fully developed and perfectly paced. The story just seemed to flow right off the pages. I knew after I finished this story that I was going to be broke because I am going to go get the rest of her books because damn they sound good.

Jason’s relationship with his father was a dream; however his relationship with his mother was the exact opposite. She was in fact not a mother at all, especially when he came out gay. So over four years ago when he turned eighteen, he left and tried never to come back. Now he has to go back as his mother is dying from cancer. He hated to go back but knew he had to. Then he met Adam.

Adam was more than just the grounds keeper; he seemed to be just magic. He had the gift to make someone relax. Adam however wanted Jason in more ways than one. He just had to help him reconnect with his mother, show him a reason to stay and help him to heal. On top of all that they needed to figure out whom the hell wanted Jason out of the way.

It comes off a bit heavy and very emotional with a lot of heat. It also has mystery added in, with a touch of danger and even a bit of pain. I loved the way these guys just mixed and how they seemed to always engage pretty well. So much so that there is a humorous banter between them, that it kicks it up for me. For the first time in my life, there was very little sex involved and it didn’t bother me. It was just so damn cute and tempting with quite a bit of heat.

I had so much fun reading this and look forward to reading more by this author. I would definitely recommend it.

Painful Lessons by S.C. Wynne

Title: Painful Lessons

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre:  Contemporary, New Adult

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st January 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned.

Excited to begin his first year of college, Brett Bridgeworth has just one problem: he sucks at math. Luckily there’s the sensual and mysterious math tutor, Jeremy Price, to help him out. It isn’t long before Jeremy is tutoring Brett in more than just pie charts, but it isn’t until they split up that Brett discovers Jeremy’s twisted, obsessive side.

Sam Hawthorne is two years ahead of Brett, and they share a strong mutual attraction. When Brett breaks it off with Jeremy and gets involved with Sam, disturbing things start happening. It soon becomes obvious that Jeremy isn’t willing to let Brett go without a fight.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-144-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: S.C. Wynne has come up with another good story. I have not read many of this authors stories but the ones I have read were always fascinating. Now I am not one for new adults or college students but this one was pretty damn good.

The story is told in the first person point of view which kind of drives me a bit nuts. I always want to hear from both characters to get into the way they both feel at all times. The only issues I had with this book was the way it read, seeming like a diary or journal type of story which for me loses interest pretty fast. However I loved the way the characters just came together for me.

Brett is having fun at school, but he just can’t seem to get into math. He definitely needs a bit of help. He is afraid of letting his father down. Jeremy seems good at first but he is not all that he seems. Brett must trust his friends but the problem is his tutor turns up to be crazy after they ended things. Things are about to heat up, when Brett gets involved with Sam.

I liked Sam the most; however Brett comes off a bit needy. Now with this story it seems like there are stories mixed in with the original story. Like Brett and his dad for one.

It was a great story and I did enjoy reading it. It has hot sex, suspense, action and a bit of quirk to it. I would definitely recommend it.

Starting New by S.C. Wynne Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Starting New


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Life hasn’t been good to Francis Murphy. He’s survived twenty-one years of homelessness by hooking and taking handouts where he can find them. When the local shelter is vandalized, he’s forced to seek food at the Grace and Light Church, where he runs into the pastor’s son, Randy.

Randy Wright believes the best in others. He’s immediately drawn to Francis, even though Francis is hardened and wary. When Francis is attacked by one of his johns, Randy and his family take him in and offer him temporary work. Randy always thought he was straight, but something about Francis has him yearning for more than just friendship, and realizing he might be bisexual.

Francis is attracted to Randy too, and Randy and his parents say they’ve always believed in gay rights. But talk is cheap. What are the odds that these Christian parents will remain open-minded when it’s their own son in a relationship with another man?

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Assassins in Love 2: Assassins Love People Too by S.C. Wynne

scwynne_assassinslovepeopletooTitle: Assassins Love People Too

Series: Assassins in Love, #2

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 123 pages

Publisher: Loose Id (March 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Dillon Carter’s boyfriend, Marc Francis, is a paid assassin. That little fact makes having a normal relationship very complicated. Especially when there are people out there in the big bad spy world who hate Marc so much the last thing they want is him to end up happy.

Obsessive enemies, ex-lovers and poisoned espresso do nothing to make Marc and Dillon’s trip to Italy relaxing. In fact, they’ll be lucky if they survive at all.

ISBN: 978-1-68252-104-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: There are not many books out there that involve the same couple that can keep my attention for very long. Maybe it is the assassin part, or the danger and excitement, or even the sexy men involved but this is one of my favorite mystery series. There is just something about how this author not only gives you a world that is captivating but characters that are close to the heart. Although I do wish I could find one of my own.

Marc is a sexy assassin who at one time had his lover in his own crosshairs, now he would do everything in his power to keep his man safe. There is so many out there that wants to end his life that they are always running for safety it would seem. A romantic trip to Italy was supposed to bring them together but they are in danger once more.

These two take miscommunication to a whole new level. Marc is not very sociable whereas Dillon is very friendly and loving. Dillon has problems with the inability to figure out the man he loves.

I absolutely have a blast reading their stories which for me is saying something. I do not much care for books that continually have a cliff hanger at the end not the fact that the same romantic couple is involved.

However with the way this book just comes across, I could read about these guys all day and every day.

This is one of those series that I would definitely read more than once. I had so much fun reading this and would recommend reading it. It is so action packed and fast paced that you wouldn’t be bored at all.

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Assassins Love People Too by S.C. Wynne Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Assassins Love People Too

(Assassins In Love 02)

S.C. Wynne

Dillon Carter’s boyfriend, Marc Francis, is a paid assassin. That little fact makes having a normal relationship very complicated. Especially when there are people out there in the big bad spy world who hate Marc so much the last thing they want is him to end up happy.

Obsessive enemies, ex-lovers and poisoned espresso do nothing to make Marc and Dillon’s trip to Italy relaxing. In fact, they’ll be lucky if they survive at all.

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Painful Lessons by S.C. Wynne

PainfulLessonsLGTitle: Painful Lessons
Series: N/A
Author: S.C. Wynne
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ New Adult
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 2nd, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned.

Excited to begin his first year of college, Brett Bridgeworth has just one problem: he sucks at math. Luckily there’s the sensual and mysterious math tutor, Jeremy Price, to help him out. It isn’t long before Jeremy is tutoring Brett in more than just pie charts, but it isn’t until they split up that Brett discovers Jeremy’s twisted, obsessive side.

Sam Hawthorne is two years ahead of Brett, and they share a strong mutual attraction. When Brett breaks it off with Jeremy and gets involved with Sam, disturbing things start happening. It soon becomes obvious that Jeremy isn’t willing to let Brett go without a fight.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-144-4

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: First I want to say I love this cover. It is simple but drew me to the book. It has a powerful impact.

Brett is a freshman in college. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father and his mother passed away when he was young. He craves affection and attention. Needing to ge his math up to speed ad to not let his father down, Brett hires a tutor. Jeremy is dark, brooding, mysterious and sexy. He is also good at knowing what his students need as he meets up and checks out all his students. His friend Sam hints at there being something wrong with Jeremy but Brett doesn’t believe it. Not until he experiences it in spades.

I absolutely loved this story. I loved all the characters…Jeremy included. Sam and Brett are on my favorite couples list for this year. I adored their dynamics, the way they fit, their different personalities.

I am also putting this book on my favorite list as well. I loved the coming of age feel, the new adult experience as Brett learns some painful lessons and finds love and things out about his father. There are a couple of stories going on here, Brett’s feelings for his father and relationship, the issues with Jeremy and his relationship with Sam. There are a lot of lessons we can all learn.

If you like new adult gay romance, rich men that don’t show it, mysterious, dark protagonists, suspense, sexy gingers and, of course, some hot man-sex you will love this nook.

I’m highly recommending it to all m/m romantic suspense lovers.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Up in Flames by S.C. Wynne

51okl-oVrCLTitle: Up in Flames
Series: N/A
Author: S. C. Wynne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (106 Pages)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing (September 30, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Avery Syracuse is a New York transplant with the Skeenville Fire Department. He’s a little rough around the edges, but loveable and loyal. Down on his luck in the romance department, he could use some help with the bills and is looking for a roommate when Luke Turner arrives.

Luke is one of the best firemen Avery has ever seen, and it doesn’t make sense for Luke to be wasting his time in Skeenville. The two men have an instant connection both men know is worth exploring. As they set about igniting the fire between them, at home, at the station, up against the engine—it really doesn’t seem to matter—a connection far deeper than physical begins to emerge.

However, these two men are going to have to trust each other enough to move beyond old hurts and buried secrets if they want to maintain a partnership—both at the station and at home.

ISBN: 978-1-41999-358-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is a very compelling story that just grabbed my attention from the start. It is a fascinating story that I wished was longer. I want to know more about Luke and Avery, what their future will be like. It is as if I was just teased with this story. It left me hungering for more than just this little taste.

Avery had just broken up with his boyfriend of six months for cheating on him. All he wanted to do is to forget, the problem was that they hung out at the same bar. Avery is a fire fighter and his looser boyfriend was a cop. However walking in to see his men, he ended up meeting the newest member of the team. A gorgeous man, Luke had a past that would bring anyone down to their knees. Avery has his work cut out for him, if he is going to see what they have between them. Cause let me tell you, these two are hot and very tempting.

I am not really sure about how it is to be gay nor male, but I have a problem with the fact that a straight man all of a sudden wants a man. It seems a bit strange for me. However it didn’t side track me one bit from this book, and in fact made it even spicier. To know that Luke is about to have sex with a man for the first time is very hot.

I would recommend reading this story. It gave me everything I could want in it. Gorgeous men, sexy fire fighters, a bit of anger and pain, dangerous situations and some hot sex. What could be better than that?

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Until the Morning by S.C. Wynne

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Author: S.C. Wynne
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novella (62 pages)
Publisher: Wynne Wynne Publishing (October 16th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When Peter Thompson’s best buddy, Brandon Ray discovers there’s a fraternity in town willing to pay two hundred dollars to anyone who spends Halloween night in old Scarborough Manor, he drags Peter and dorm oddball, Creepy Connor along to keep him company.

It isn’t long before the boys figure out why no one has ever lasted the entire night in the terrifying place. Peter and his pals can only hope they’ll live to regret their decision.

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Short, Scary, and just Steamy enough to be great.
Brandon loads his car up with candy and booze and heads to the local “Haunted House” on Halloween night with his roommate Peter and loner Connor in hopes of winning a couple hundred dollars.

All they have to do is spend the night in the basement of said house and take a picture with the angel statue that is there. The house is beyond creepy, and cold, but what really sets this trio off is when they take a look back at their selfies with the required angel only to see something truly evil.

First Brandon goes missing, and then they find a seriously fiendish doll in the attic just before they receive a visit from a couple of ghosts. Peter and Connor decide to hold up in the basement, hoping Brandon is playing a trick on them.

The evenings events quickly catch up with Peter and he drifts off wrapped up in a warm sleeping bag, and Connor’s arms. What they share has to be a dream, right? Peter will be sure to ask Connor, if they can find their friend and make it out of Scarborough Manor alive.

What a fast, fun little scary story! The setup was spectacular; three would be dumb college kids getting drunk and bingeing on junk food then passing out and waking up two hundred dollars richer. Aside from the demonic angel statue, a couple pestering poltergeist, a fucking psycho doll worthy of casting in Annabelle and an ages old entity that is pure evil… it really was a solid plan.

I loved the mystery off the story, where was Brandon? Who were the ghosts? Were they helping or hindering? And the romance was the perfect balance amid the storm inside this house of horror.

A must read for fans of spooky stuff with a bit of romance sprinkled in there to ground the overall story.

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Damaged Heart by S.C. Wynne

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Author: S.C. Wynne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (134 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (September 23rd 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Cory Johnson was just twenty when he fled Bayville, following his father’s suicide. Estranged from his abusive mother, he’s made a new life for himself as a successful lawyer in Los Angeles.

When Cory’s mother dies, he grudgingly returns to his hometown to handle the estate. Rhys Tucker owns the construction company that is going to renovate Cory’s childhood home. But Cory is unaware that Rhys has harbored a crush on him since they were in high school. When Cory comes home, Rhys takes that opportunity to get close to Cory. Or at least try to.

Their physical chemistry is undeniable, but will Cory ever be able to have a real relationship with Rhys after being so emotionally scarred by his past? Can a heart as damaged as Cory’s every really come home?

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Cory Johnson has returned home in the wake of his mother’s death to tie up loose ends. He is less than pleased to be back in Bayville, as much of his childhood he can remember wasn’t nice, and he wants nothing more than to distance himself from this place as quickly as possible. Until he meets a former classmate at the hotel restaurant. Rhys remembers more of Cory than Cory does of him, and sets out to remind Cory who he was, and give him a reason to stay in Bayville.

The damage from Cory’s past goes deeper than Rhys initially thought, and Cory is hell-bent on returning to LA, regardless of what develops between him and Rhys. Can Rhys’s love repair some of the damage that is permanently etched into Cory’s soul?

I have to give it to Wynne. I literally felt Cory’s pain throughout this story, his seemingly unnatural almost allergic reaction to Bayville because of his past. But I didn’t feel like that past was explored as well as it could have been. I was waiting for a huge revelation that never came.

The push and pull between Cory and Rhys was borderline too much as well. For the most part, I understood why Cory struggled with being loved, he is still young and spent more of his life in hell than he has in LA, but there came a point where I just wanted Rhys to walk away.

This was just an okay read for me. If you like, stories that have that constant push/pull and a struggle to find happiness, then you’ll probably enjoy this read.

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The New Boss by S.C. Wynne

thenewboss__96445.1390343385.300.450Title: The New Boss

Series: Romance on the Go

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Multiple Partners

Length: Short (40 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 22nd, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Griffen Rodgers has a fulfilling career he loves and a partnership with a man who makes him happy. Still, despite a life most people only dream of, Griffin is convinced that monogamy is for fools and it’s forced his lover of three years, Leandro, to question their commitment.

A sexy new boss, Rykar Sloan, arrives on the job and things get a little more complicated for Griffen. Will Griffin’s attraction to the new boss lead him down a road of temptation and regret, or will it reinforce his bond with Leandro, the man he may just want to spend the rest of his life with?
Be Warned: m/m sex, multiple partners

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Review: Griffen is content with his life. He has his dream job, a decent place to live and a hot sexy man whenever he needs a date or a lay. He and Leandro have been seeing each other for a few years. Griffen likes Leandro and really enjoys the sex and likes the fact he has a sex buddy whenever he needs one without going to bars or searching for hook-ups. Griffen doesn’t want a relationship though he works so hard he hasn’t realized he has only been seeing Leandro.

Ryker, Griffen’s new boss, is extremely hot and sexy and makes no bones that he wants Griffen. Griffen is enticed by the new boss but Leandro is acting strange lately. Ryker makes some changes at work for the better, but will Ryker be more than Griffen’s new boss?

This is a good short story. Its fast- paced, complete, doesn’t have a rushed feel and is very hot and sexy. I will say I did not like Griffen. I found him very self-centred and inconsiderate of others feelings. Well, Leandro’s feelings. I did love Leandro a lot though. I also will say I loved the ending of this story. The author had me fooled for a bit, but left I’m happy and panting. Great job! I will be looking for more stories by S. C Wayne.

I recommend this story to anyone looking for a short fast read to fill in an hour or so, hot sexy men and satisfying ending. Of course some hot mansex that isn’t over explicit.


Guarding My Heart by S.C. Wynne

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Author: S.C. Wynne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (115 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (April 7th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild to Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Liam Carlington is a spoiled rich kid. He’s been acting out since his childhood love, Paul, devastated him by marrying a woman. He drops out of school in favor of drinking and partying too much. When his current bodyguard is injured in a bar fight, a new bodyguard replaces him.

His new protector, Scott Jackson, is gorgeous, and tough. He’s attracted to his new charge, and Liam is aggressive about how much he would love to get Scott in bed. But Scott is worried Liam is just using him for a sexual fling.

As much as Scott would love to give in to Liam sexually, he knows there is someone out there who has threatened Liam’s life. It complicates matters that Scott is beginning to lose his professional distance from Liam. He’s not willing to lose another client, but can he really keep Liam safe by staying out of his bed?
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Review: Liam Carlington is the supposed spoiled rich kid. He frequents bars and gets ripped with his bodyguard, sleeps around, dropped out of college and has no job, but he wants for nothing. In reality, all his bad behaviour stems from a broken heart. His childhood best friend and lover left him, and left Liam devastated in the process. He left college and quit working at his parent’s vineyard because he was seriously depressed after the breakup. When his latest outing ends with his bodyguard being stabbed while protecting him, Liam gets a new bodyguard. And in the process of dealing with another loss, he might just find the one thing that can help him heal.

Scott Jackson is tall, blonde and gorgeous. His good looks, seriousness and take-charge attitude catch Liam’s eye immediately. But the harder Liam flirts the harder Scott rebuffs his young charge. Scott assumes there is no way to protect Liam and share his bed. Scott is also hiding a few secrets from Liam, about his past and he’s not being entirely honest with Liam about the reason he was hired to protect him. The two men are put in harm’s way more than once, and every time they end up face to face with each other.
In a moment of weakness aided by alcohol and an intense mutual attraction, Liam and Scott take their relationship to the next level. But broken hearts, misguided trust and a psycho definitely put a damper on things.

Let me start by saying, Cover Love! The cover and the synopsis drew me to this story like a magnet. This story had just the right mix of mystery, romance, angst and detailed character storylines for a novella. My biggest issue was the anti climatic ending. While I had a pretty good idea of who the bad guy was early on, the story still kept me intrigued and the relentless flirting of Liam with Scott made this book so much fun. But when the shit hit the fan, so to speak, it was too easy.

Overall, this was a fast, fun read with a lot of meat on its bones for so few pages. I look forward to the sequel and seeing where Wynne takes these characters with the sequel.

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Hard Ass Christmas by S.C. Wynne

19326719Title: Hard Ass Christmas

Series:  Sequel to Hard Ass is Here

Author:   S. C. Wynne

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Novella (87 pages)

Publisher:  Loose ID (December 9th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3Hearts

Reviewer: Eli/Mandingo

Blurb: Senior Financial Analyst, Taylor Williams survived the embezzling scare at his firm, Peterton Financial, with the help of the gorgeous new Regional Manager, Phillip Daniels. Although Phillip suspected Taylor at first, their undeniable chemistry soon cut through those unfounded suspicions. 

Now the two of them have embarked on a passionate sexual relationship during the holiday break. Holidays should be relaxing, stress free, but when you throw in ex-boyfriends, snowstorms and bears, things get a little messy, and you might need to be a hard-ass just to get through them.

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Review: This book begins where its predecessor ends.  Taylor and Phillip have just begun their relationship and are now going away on vacation. There is a clear indication that Phillip is clearly invested in the relationship, but Taylor is still afraid of being too open with Phillip because the relationship is so new. Phillip doesn’t want to rock the boat and his issues from the prequel bleed into this book. As such, he keeps some information about his former boyfriend secret and this leads to an argument, a walkout and then an accident.

Phillip and Taylor end up stranded in the snow and they must rely on each other to survive despite a very annoying bear who’s trying to make life difficult for everyone. Fortunately, Taylor and Phillip have hardy outdoorsy friends who will rescue them and take them back to civilization where they can work on their communication skills, which will help to improve their relationship.

Once the high-octane struggle to survive ends, the men once again settle into seeing where their relationship will head.  I’d be curious to follow-up with these boys on Valentine’s Day to see what sixty days of a relationship has done with them.