A Betting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

17729973Title:  A Betting Man

Series: A Betting Man, Book 1

Author:  Sandrine Gasq -Dion

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length:  Novella (83 pages)

Publisher:  Wild City Press (May, 10th 2013)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb:   How bad could one harmless bet be? Kent Samson is about to find out. Raised in Alabama, Kent has hidden his past and now loves his life as a big time ad exec for a prestigious advertising company in New York. But when he makes a bet with his best friend, Blaine, Kent is thrown for a loop—for Kent has to make the next person to walk through the door fall in love with him.

Terry Barron is hiding out in New York. Raised in England in a wealthy family, Terry escapes to New York to avoid arranged marriages and the lifestyle he’s grown to hate. When he delivers a package to an advertising firm, he meets the unbelievably sexy Kent Samson. Suddenly, secrets and lies complicate everything and both men find themselves in uncharted waters. How will Terry feel when Kent is revealed as a betting man?

Product Link: http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-romance/a-betting-man/#.UdN4-2175mA

Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  Short, Sexy, and Steamy… wait for it, my three favorite colors!!

Kent Samson is the suave ad exec, David Beckham look-alike that can get, and has mind you, any woman he wants. He messed around with his best friend slash business partner, Blaine, years ago, but that’s the extent of his manlove experience. Terry Barron is a bike messenger with ratty clothes, an earring, and a purple streak in his hair. Openly gay and completely comfortable with it, he’s admittedly shocked when the womanizing Samson asks him out on a date.

What starts out as a bet leads to so much more as Kent courts Terry, in an attempt to make him fall in love with him. No one is more surprised than Kent himself is when he actually falls in love with Terry. But both men have secrets they aren’t sharing. Secrets that may well tear them apart and leave a few broken hearts along the way. All bets are off when their secrets are revealed and a crushed Terry retreats to the one place he swore he’d never go back. Can Kent convince the vibrant, charismatic young man he’s fallen in love with to forgive him?

Engaging, intriguing and downright sexy! I devoured this book in one setting. Both men grew so much over just a few short pages. They have depth and they are flawed but they are perfect for each other. Kent opens up and shows who he really is to Terry, not the ad exec he’s molded himself into. All the secondary characters in the story get ample page time and only add to the excitement of the story. The scene on the balcony on NYE is worth the read alone, passionate, and sensual and thank god, for fire works or all of New York would know what these two were doing!

The Nik of Time by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

nik of timeTitle:  The Nik of Time

Series: Assassin/Shifter #17

Author:  Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Genre:   Erotic Paranormal

Length:  Novel

Publisher:  Sandrine Gasq-Dion (April 26th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb:   Colin Greystone has loved one man since he understood what love was: Nikolai Markov. But Nikolai is too young and Colin makes himself stay away. By the time he decides to declare his feelings, Nikolai has earned quite the reputation as a playboy and a badass. Colin spends years trying to forget the younger man, only to have his world flipped upside down when Nikolai Markov barrels back into his life. Colin is in danger and his fathers have asked Nik to protect him. Colin is less than thrilled to be forced into spending so much time –in such close contact — with the man he swore he’d stopped loving.

At 20 years old, Nikolai Markov is well-known as a hired gun with a hot body. But now he only wants one thing: For Colin Greystone to give him a chance. Thrust into Colin’s college life — and dorm room — Nikolai unloads his charms on a resistant and unbending Colin. When the two of them are in harm’s way, Nikolai will kill anyone who threatens his man. His other mission? Making Colin fall for him.

Can a love that began at birth survive to adulthood? Or has Nikolai’s chance passed him by?

Product Link:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Time-Assassin-Shifters-ebook/dp/B00CJXJI2M

Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  Collin Greystone has known and loved Nikolai Markov since he was four years old. When Nik was kidnapped at the age of ten, he locked away part of himself so he’d never be hurt again; morphing himself into the vicious killer he is today. The trouble is when he locked away his emotions, the ones that connected him to Collin were locked up as well.

Feeling that he’d lost the boy he loved, Collin removed himself from Nik’s life to avoid any further heartbreak. He was trained to be able to protect himself; as a member of the infamous Santorno/Markov/Panchenko inner circle, the Greystone family could be put in harm’s way at any given moment. He then went to college thinking he’d finally be able to forget about young Markov. Fans of the series will know that Collin fell back into Nik’s arms, quite literally, several books back. Collin was heartbroken again when Nik didn’t even remember the love they shared as children. Nik, however, was instantly pulled into Collin’s orbit. But, young Markov has a reputation as man whore, and Collin wants nothing to do with him.

Our latest installment in the series finds Collin in imminent danger and Nik has been sent by Mark and Paul Greystone to protect their son at any cost. Determined to protect Collin and make him his own, Nik slowly starts to regain his memories of their shared past. Just when it seems that Nik will finally get his man, someone close to Collin, someone they thought they could trust betrays them. These two young men truly are destined to be together. But, will they survive the fury of Carmine Rizzo and find common ground, finally be able to love each other and set aside the past?

Gasq-Dion has yet another hit on her hands! Seventeen books into this series and she always seems to come up with something fresh for each book. Weaving well-known and much-loved characters from other books in the series into every story is her niche’. She also has a keen sense of the male anatomy. The sex scenes are passionate, sensual, sexy and just downright HOT! And if you thought she was getting close to wrapping up this series, think again. Runaways Skylar and Elijah have set their sights on a couple of our favorite shifters, and oh goddamn, I can’t wait for them to get their man!!

I whole heartedly recommend this series. If you are a fan of sex on a stick storylines, romance, intrigue, suspense, paranormal, werewolves, assassins… and oh so much more, you are going to love this series. I would say please start at the beginning with A Marked Man, but each book can easily stand alone.