This is a wonderfully filthy tale of finding love in unusual circumstances

37315962Rebel by K.M. Neuhold & Nora Phoenix

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is filthy – in the best possible way but it’s also filled with great characters, great development, a well planned out setting and an enjoyable narrative.

There’s lots of emotions in this collaboration from KM Neuhold and Nora Phoenix too, the friendships of the Ballsy Boys, the passion of the scenes they perform for the porn studio, the relationship which develops between Rebel/Hendricks and Troy, the familial love of Rebel’s hippie parents and extended family.

There’s lots of great sex scenes too – from the heated porn scenes to the emotional encounters between Rebel and Troy when “feelings” start to creep in.

The book is also quite funny at times and serious at others. It examines, in a smaller way, feelings of abandonment that someone growing up in the care system can experience, and it also looks in a very positive way (which I applaud) at the porn industry.

I liked all the Ballsy Balls crew and I’m looking forward to reading more of their romances.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review

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This Russian bear is kinky in the extreme!

How to Domesticate a Russian Bear: A Russian Bear IIIHow to Domesticate a Russian Bear: A Russian Bear III by C.B. Conwy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series but I don’t think it mattered too much as there was enough explanation it was needed.

So, to the book itself. This is a study in how to write a style of BDSM which allows feelings and emotions to bleed through into everything which happens on the page.

I’ve never read this author before either and they have an interesting style of writing which is heavy on the details but not to the point of excess while, at the same time, having some odd grammar. Like Mischa lending a house instead of borrowing it – as in the sentence reads Mischa had lent a house from one of his clients. Just odd, but strangely it worked alongside the Russian man’s character.

Tom is a gem, feisty and stubborn but also utterly compliant in his submission once he gets over himself. There’s lots and lots of scenes of sex in this book so if that ain’t your thing, don’t read it.

It’s not always my thing either but here they’re handled with skill and as well as being descriptive, they manage to portray the trust and emotional connections while being volcanic.

There’s lots of humour too to break through all the sex and a fair bit of relationship communication and development and all ends with a neat epilogue.

#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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