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Cara met all my kink demands with this emotionally satisfying read

OotA Ebook CoverOut of the Ashes: The Game Series #5 by Cara Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having been slightly disappointed with book four of this series, I fell right back in love with it with this powerhouse of a kink exploration.

It’s difficult to describe the set-up of the players involved, so I won’t, but I’ll just say that it was genius to have the heart-break moment take place right at the start of the book and then work out from that to re-uniting Kingsley and Tate.

The kink also just pushed every button, some I already knew I loved, others I’d not really thought much about before but have now definitely discovered that reading about it is very much volcanic hot.

Narrative wise, there’s a cool secondary thread running through the book leading up to the next big Game event which I also thoroughly enjoyed and I’m intrigued by what’s going on in the background with some of the other McLean House members.

Lee and Tate have such a powerfully connected relationship it’s traumatic to read how badly they function after the split so I very much appreciated we got that out of the way at the start and not at the more typical 75% mark of the book – thanks for breaking the Third Act breakup rule Cara!

The kinks they explored once Franklin comes into their lives, as both catalyst for the break up and as the means by which they reconnect, were spectacular and OMG I was sold on it all.

Cannot wait for the next book and the little bomb Cara drops at the end of this book was all ends up a hook I’m willing to hang on until we get the next one.

Also the covers for this book series are insanely hot.

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

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Kade crafts a beautiful romance that’s grounded in realness

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Getting a new book from Kade Boehme is such a joy, he’s a beautiful narrator of romance and in HOME he’s crafted a truly gorgeous story about two men who feel real.

The narrative itself isn’t complicated, two men meet by chance, they have connection, they stay in touch and meet up again before a third surprise encounter leads them to discover they’ve got more in common than they thought.

It’s a story which takes the reader into the journey they make in coming to terms not only with their own individual situations but with the additional baggage that comes with having a social group that’s been brought together through marriage.

Throughout the realness of their relationship makes you feel like you’re reading about two people you know, there’s a solid grounding which adds depth and makes the story stay with you.

Jase is older than Cody, but because of his lateness in coming out, his time in the Forces, he’s not much more advanced in the ways of being a gay man, he’s not really had relationships, he’s avoided rocking the boat with his mother.

Cody is a sweetheart who’s gone through some rough stuff, he’s forever trying to live up to unrealistic expectations and he feels a mound of guilt over how he let things get on top of him when he was away at college.

I felt Kade dealt both sensitively and honestly with Cody’s ADHD, something that had gone undiagnosed throughout his childhood and which his father still refuses to accept. All the tensions between Cody and his family felt believable and there are no easy solutions offered up here.

The dynamic between Jase and Cody is also well represented, they switch between being the strong one and needing support equally, there’s no magic dick here and I did have to chuckle when Kade uses Cody’s honest dialogue to express to Jase his frustrations that he won’t ever be cured even though he has the stability of their relationship.

There’s some wonderful secondary characters present throughout and a very strong sense of place. The community the men live in is brought to life through snippets and visits to events which draw all the disparate threads together.

It’s so wonderful to see Kade writing again and I really hope this is the first of many to come!

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Release Blitz: What We May Be by Layla Reyne

What We May Be | Layla Reyne

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Release Date: August 16th, 2021

Cover Design: Cate Ashwood

Photography: Wander Aguiar

Models: Alex, Dina, & Pat

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Blurb

What we were…

Sean found love once, with his college roommate, Trevor, and Trevor’s best friend, Charlotte.
The missing piece, Sean made it possible for Trevor and Charlotte to find love too.
But then Sean left and took the love with him.

What we are…

Now an FBI agent, Sean is back in town, ten years later, to investigate a murder.
A case that pits him against his ex-lovers–Charlotte, a local detective, and Trevor, a literature professor sucked into the Shakespearean mystery.
Everyone guards their hearts, but before long, desire sparks anew the feelings that burned hot a decade ago.
That still burn true.

What we may be…

Love is within their grasp again, but as the killer escalates, it’s more than just their hearts and futures on the line.
Sean, Charlotte, and Trevor will need to work together to solve the case.
If they can’t, lives will be lost and pieces of their love gone for good.

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About the Author

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Layla Reyne is the author of the Fog City, Agents Irish and Whiskey, Trouble Brewing, and Changing Lanes series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance.

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