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Jameson and Ryan deliver a totally swoony romance

wickedflameebookcoverWicked Flame by Ella Frank

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That was so swoony 😍

Jameson is now my fave Ella book boyfriend but Ryan’s a very close second and together they’re a dreamy pair who are absolutely perfect for each other.

There’s very little angsting in this instalment, which I appreciated, a little drama which fits within the narrative and also provides an element of humour, and insanely hot chemistry between GQ and his fireman.

There are a few overall story threads which weren’t closed completely but there’s another duo to come in the series so I’m expecting they’ll be wrapped up there.

Ella writes incredibly romantic men and these two are no exception. It’s just a feel good story from start to finish.

It’s only not five stars because I still think it could have been one book rather than the duo.

But then again, other people might like the idea of getting more than just the one 😁

Either way, it made me happy and I loved how it came together. We also get some guest appearances from Alexander and Sean, as well as Gabe and Marcus, so that was a bonus too.

#ARC kindly received from the author via Social Butterfly PR in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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This collaboration is scorching hot and full of emotional warmth

Final-High-Rez-eBook-PSD-the-bestmenThe Best Men by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

And that goes straight onto the Favourites Shelf!

You know sometimes you just want to read a book that entertains you without it being full of angsty drama or unnecessary complications just to drive up the “shock horror” point?

Well, this is that book. It’s just fun. From the ridiculous drunken text messages Mark leaves in the group chat for his sister’s wedding, to Asher’s irrepressible nature, it’s just joyous.

There is some tension, of course there is otherwise it’d be a one-note emotional experience, but they’re all valid and come up as part of the narrative in an organic fashion which makes sense based on all we’ve seen of the two men.

Mark appears like he’s a boring banker (although he’ll be quick to point out he’s a trader, a man who takes risks every day!) but he’s anything but. There’s a fire in him that’s been waiting for free reign after he’d ended up stuck in a marriage that occured because his college girlfriend got pregnant.

Asher comes across as all surface only, he’s a rich, successful former footballer (the right version with the round ball ⚽ 😉) and now has a career as a sought-after sports and leisure photographer. And even here things were “easy”.

Unlike the real world, Asher had no problem being a gay man playing in the Premier League.

I have to say, I’m not sure how much either author really knows about British or European Football as they seemed to mix up the two as being the same thing – Premier League = England’s top clubs – not playing in Europe unless it’s a cup competition so if Asher was playing at Barcelona at any time, he wasn’t playing for an English club outside of a tournament 😁

Still, it doesn’t detract from the overall story and it’s more of a thing thrown in in passing for his background. He’s not played for a while when the book begins.

So, as I said, he seems like he’s a bit of a flyaway but he’s hiding a lot of hurt. His last boyfriend basically left him the day he was going to ask him to move in and really damaged Asher’s sense of worth.

From their less-than ideal first meeting – which is available free in the prequel Super Hot Wingman – through to the start of their HEA, both men grow closer and gain strength from the other.

The book is as equally swoony and warm-hearted as it is scorching hot, with insane intimacy and chemistry that bounces off the page. The sex scenes in this one are on fire when Mark finally lets go and Asher gets to bathe in all his nerdy focus.

With a strong setting and some great secondary characters, this book delivers on all fronts.

#ARC kindly received from the authors via Candy KANE PR in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Oh Kendall you are so not “bad at love”

Bad At Love CoverBad at Love by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Exceptional!

This is, hands down, one of my favourite books from Aimee. It flows beautifully, the relationship between Ridge and Kendall is so supportive and OMG do they burn the pages.

They are on fire when they get together but it’s so much more than just chemistry, they click from the minute they meet and that itself is just a massive amount of fun.

The book has a couple of subplots which both worked very well for me and which I’m not going into as it would spoiler one of the major elements of the storyline.

Ridge is so my type, he’s stoic and steady, supportive and secretly artistic and a gentle soul wrapped inside a giant teddy bear of a man. Kendall is one of life’s characters who brings joy while inside they’re dealing with plenty of hurt and insecurities. I love him so much.

From the first appearances of both these men in the Zero Hour/Sinister in Savannah series’ I’ve wanted their stories and Aimee did not disappoint in any way.

I devoured this book in one sitting, it drew me in from the start and never let go. It’s seriously sexy, it’s sweet, Ridge has an awesome family that I loved in the very brief glimpses we get of them and there’s a fab little guest appearance from Royce and Sawyer which had me smiling.

Asher also makes a brief appearance and the whole setting is brilliantly linked into the wider Savannah world without anyone needing to have read those books first – although seriously, read them, they’re brilliant.

I’m not sure who else is getting a book in this spin-off series but I hope Aimee continues to write in this setting because I love everything about it.

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

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