When Love Flue In by Lillian Francis, 2nd edition

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Series: Sexy Snax
Author: Lillian Francis
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Novella (91 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (December 4th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: A soot-haired chimney sweep, an exploding flue and an uncooked turkey. It’s an unholy trinity that may make all of Dominic’s Christmas wishes come true.

Dominic is celebrating his first Christmas since his divorce, and although he’s spending it on his own, he’s determined to have a traditional Christmas morning, including a roaring fire. Unfortunately, Dominic’s chimney is blocked, which is why Reagan, a soot-haired chimney sweep, is head and shoulders up Dominic’s flue. Dominic is just lucky the man had a cancellation on Christmas Eve.

Unable to take his eyes off Reagan’s low-slung jeans and enticing arse while Reagan sets about the hearth with rods and brushes, Dominic knows five years is a long time to be obsessed with the man who sweeps his chimney every Christmas. This year there’s nothing to stop Dominic from acting on his desires—except his own insecurities.

An exploding flue provides the opportunity for more than just polite conversation and could be the catalyst for a perfect Christmas. But Dominic will need to stop hiding who he really is before a special sweep can light a fire in his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-312-9

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/when-love-flue-in

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a sexy and sweet Christmas story. Although I have to admit that the idea of calling in a chimney sweet is a positively Victorian idea, doesn’t help that the story is set in England. Hell, even my phrasing just now was Victorian. Luckily, I didn’t go as far as Mary Poppins and allow this to turn me off from the story.

This is more of an encounter or a fantasy that happens to have a happily ever after. Dare I say it, but this is more of a hot Christmas romp while one of the main characters gets his mind and his life together. Dominic is newly divorced after his wife left him for fantasizing about another man.

This bit of plot is saved by the fact that Dominic actually says something to the effect of his wife using his attraction to another man as an excuse. The object of his affection is the man that he only sees once a year, the chimney sweep who cleans his flue pipes, Reagan. One cold and snow filled Christmas Day, as well as Dominic drinking on Christmas Eve after Reagan came for his job, gives the couple a chance at a very hot time together.

This story is all about the encounter between Dominic and Reagan. I like to think that we are given hope for a happily ever after. This enjoyable, quick read has been well written. Being that this is short and that it is more about the moment, there isn’t much more to the characters than at face value.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Love's Return by Trina Lane, 2nd edition

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Series: N/A
Author: Trina Lane
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (65 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (January 23rd 2015) Available for Early Download
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Will love get a second chance or is history destined to repeat itself?

Critical care pediatrician Dean Whitten spends his days working with pint-sized people who hold the power to bring him great joy or, when the situation takes a turn for the worst, break his heart. He finds himself having a rare day off and he really wants to make the best of it. However, it happens to be Valentine’s Day and Dean hasn’t had anyone special in his life for a very long time—fifteen years to be exact.

Dean is resilient, though, and is determined to make the best of the day alone. Cupid, however, decides to give Dean a little surprise when his past comes back in a big way.
Just out of the Marine Corps, Eric Sparks is starting over in life. When he decides to break from preparing for his new job by going to the movies, he isn’t expecting to encounter the boy—now a grown man—who stole his heart as a teenager.

Fifteen years ago, Eric left the country with his military family, ending his and Dean’s budding relationship. The two quickly discover that their dormant feelings are erupting again, especially once they’re back in each other’s arms.

But Dean is settled in his life and Eric is scheduled to move across country in a matter of days. Will love and life give them a second chance?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-377-8

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/loves-return

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Two childhood friends and lovers find each other again after being apart for fifteen years. They run into each at of all places a movie theater on Valentine’s Day. Both of them are alone and still single. The fireworks start almost immediately as they both learn that neither has forgotten the other and love still exists between them.

Along with some very hot and wicked sex.

I loved Dean and Eric. They weren’t perfect; they were normal everyday men that just felt real to me. I was invested that they had their happily ever after. This was an awesome well-written and fast past read that left me satisfied and happy at the end. This book just did it for me.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com*

A Package Deal by Jaxx Steele

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Series: Sexy Snax
Author: Jaxx Steele
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (August 14th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Heaerts
Blurb: One drunken night turned Phillip’s life upside down. Could James be the man to turn it right side up?

A drunken decision in college during dare week changes Phillip Drake’s life forever. In less than two years, he becomes a nurse, a father then a widower. For a young gay man, this was way past tilt on his shock meter.

To his disappointment, the life he’d planned for himself with his lover James will never happen. A tragedy brings Phil home with his son. He learns James wants to be with him again, but Phil is hesitant. His focus is on what’s best for his son.

Could James be what’s best for both the father and son?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-137-8

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/a-package-deal

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Short and sweet, one of the best kinds of books and definitely one where you don’t have to think too much beyond the words. Phillip returns home after disappearing three years ago out of the lives of his mother, sister and his then boyfriend, James. James clearly never got over Phillip and has been both heartbroken and confused about what actually happened to his lover.

I never tend to think as this type of story as interracial because even though the men have different skin colour I don’t see that as important to the relationship. I’m also not particularly fond of labelling a book as interracial because even though the characters are indeed of different race, except when dealing with racists, it’s a bit of a non-event for me. But in this case, it was the African-American family that were the racists in the piece. I found it interesting that learning about one’s culture was also based on skin colour here, I wonder if that is true in real life?

I would have liked there to be more details regarding James and what happened to him because he seemed just too willing to fall back into his relationship with Phillip. I cannot work out the exact nature of James and Phillip’s relationship prior to Phillip disappearing, except I know that they were having sex.

The other thing is that the events leading to Phillip’s son being conceived just seemed a little too convoluted. It would have been better if it simply remained as vague as a drunken night out with the frat boys while Phillip tried to play it straight. However, I can’t work out the rationale behind Phillip cutting himself off from his family, because both his mother and sister were very supportive. So are James and his mother for that matter.

In general, the plot of this story is good despite the lack of character development. Read it but don’t over analyse it and you’ll enjoy it.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

One Perfect Wish by L.M. Brown

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Series: NA

Author: L.M. Brown

Genre: Fantasy/ Fairy Tale

Length: Novella (61 pages)

ISBN: 9781784303440

Publisher: Totally Bound (January 2nd 2015) Available for early download

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Playing the part of another man’s husband to fulfill a wish is easy, but what happens at midnight when the magical day is over?

Scott Baxter is a workaholic with no time for love, until a djinn pulls him out of his life and deposits him into the bed of Cameron Kirk. Cut off from his life, Scott isn’t happy about the idea of being forced to help the djinn grant an unspecified wish, but he soon finds he has no real choice in the matter. The djinn, who has turned his life upside down, has powers that prevent Scott from leaving and ensure he does nothing to ruin Cameron’s day with his ‘husband’.

Reluctant at first, Scott finds that as the day progresses he starts to enjoy playing the role of Cameron’s husband. He connects with his unexpected lover in a way he never has with other men.
Scott searches for clues to help him track down Cameron after the day is over and he returns to his own life. He doesn’t want the day to end, but the wish is out of his control and when the magic is finished his time with Cameron may be over too.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/one-perfect-wish

Review: I have to say for a short story this packs a big punch. I was expecting a very sweet but predictable story. You know men meet, have sex, and fall in love, happy at least for now. Wow was I floored.

It started out pretty much that way. We met Scott just after he was magically taken from his motel bed and dropped in the bed of another man, Cameron. His instructions are very vague, but he can’t leave for 24 hours. After that he goes back to his old life, but retains the memory of this one day.

Cameron, Scott’s husband for the day believes they have dated for years, and been married for 6 months. Scott is there to fulfill the perfect day of wedded bliss.

What’s the catch? Where Cameron knows everything about Scott as if they had met years ago, Scott knows absolutely nothing about Cameron, not where they live, or his last name, nothing.

I loved how the Djinn would drop in occasionally with cute vague hints for Scott. The day they are together is the predictable part. I was sitting there with a contented sigh and BOOM! The twist start coming in. Oh, my Gosh I cried and cried!

I can’t think of a thing I didn’t like. I would love more of this Djinn and see what kind of romantic magic he could do.

If you like sweet romance, Magic, Djinn’s, believe in soul-mates, want a good cry and some loving , hot, fun, mansex, you MUST read this.