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Cinnamon bun vampire and a Russian mobster – yes please!

68007237Johann by Grae Bryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For me, the mark of a good series is that each time I finish a book in it, it becomes my favourite and this is exactly what’s happened here.

I’ve been dying to get Jay’s story ever since the little vampire with the sunshiny outlook on life and a sweetness that makes you want to wrap him in cotton wool even though he’s actually super strong and could rip your head off 😄

Of course, Jay’s cinnamon bun appearance actually hides a vulnerability that stems from his creation, when he was stolen away from his aunt and uncle’s farm aged just 19 and without any life experience and moulded into the perfect companion for a much older female vampire.

He’s learned to be quiet, do as he’s told and never cause any trouble, which means he’s lacking a lot of the nuances which come from a less sheltered life.

Which, of course, is why his fated mate just happens to be a Russian mobster on the run from his brother after he deliberately cost him millions by throwing a deal!

What follows is an absolute delight as Alexei discovers he quite likes cuddling when it’s Jay he’s squished up next to and Jay realises that when Alexei is telling him how good he is and how much he likes the little tasks he does for him, it means he no longer feels like he’s a bother.

The praise kink coupled with the sexual exploration, as Jay is a virgin, made this one all ends up hot but with the added depth of there being such a deep emotional connection between them.

It’s also quietly sarcastic and snarky as all the others have been which appeals very much to my sense of humour, and it has plenty of action outside of the romance to bring additional interest and, speaking of…

What a way to introduce the main players in book four! I wasn’t not expecting that and the little comment Grae left in the author note at the end had me laughing my head off. I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet but I have to say, I’m also dying to find out the answer too!

#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR, I am voluntarily leaving a review

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Felice delivers another heart-warming & spicy romance

61898447Where You Are by Felice Stevens

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

What I love about Felice Stevens’ books is that her characters always feel like they could be someone you’d bump into on the street or in the pub or at work.

She embeds them deeply into their culture or their jobs with a deft hand so that when you’re reading, it’s like catching up with a bunch of people you’ve known about for years and now you’re just finding out more.

I also love that her MCs are often Jewish and proud of their heritage, even when they’re not practising or don’t have strong religious feelings, there are still little nuggets of that ethnicity which bring depth to the characters.

Here it’s Isaac (Gabriel from The Fall Guy’s BFF), a former child star and model who turned his back on that life after 9/11 to become a FDNY firefighter in Brooklyn and is now being sent out on an outreach program working with volunteer firefighters in rural areas.

On his first night in the quiet town he’s landed in, he has one of the hottest nights of his life and is disappointed that the guy didn’t leave his number before he left.

No worries though! He bumps into him at the regional firehouse when he goes to explain all about the outreach program.

Unfortunately Levi’s not out and he’s petrified of being discovered so what follows is a rollercoaster of a ride which covers a multitude of emotional dilemmas and which I thought was believable even if it did get a little bit wearying.
Not because I felt Levi should just come out, given the situation that would have been highly unlikely, but because I was impatient for them to get to discussing the feelings that it was pretty clear both had for the other, even if they were hiding them.

However, the way things develop did work very well for me, I liked the catalyst point that Felice used for there to be changes made and conversations had, there wasn’t any overly dramatic scene that felt forced.

I loved Levi’s extended family, his Aunt and Uncle and his brother’s girlfriend, we don’t see his parents because they’re arseholes, and his brother Jacob clearly loved him, even if couldn’t get his head around why Levi didn’t want to date any of the women he tried fixing him up with.

Isaac’s parents are fab though.

The way the happy ending is achieved also worked well for me, the pacing of the narrative was good, there were a few tension drivers that helped stop it being either too much sexy times or being too much Levi’s fretting, and I could really believe in their future together.

We get a very nice Epilogue too which helps to solidify the fact that the connection between Isaac and Levi wasn’t just based on their lustful first encounter but on the bedrock of support Levi found in Isaac and the knowledge Isaac had that Levi wasn’t out for his fame and connections.

I also loved the little guest appearance of Bryce and Matty from Influenced who are friends with Jacob and whose B&B is in the same part of the country.

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

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Cover Reveal: Hacked by Lucy Lennox & May Archer

Hacked | Lucy Lennox & May Archer

Licking Thicket: Horn of Glory #3

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Release Date: July 29th, 2022

Cover Design: Cate Ashwood

 Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Model: Anthony Patamisi (@anthonypatamisi on IG)

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Blurb

Well-known computer security infiltration specialist Jasper Huxley has never met a system he can’t hack. Whether his assignment is accessing a highly-classified Pentagon server or modifying his high school report card, he’s always got a botnet, an exploit, or a little bit of social engineering he can call up to get the job done. But there are certain things he can’t finesse, no matter how hard he tries.

•Beating the infuriatingly adorable, adorably infuriating Kevin Rogers in the Enchanted Javelin Toss to qualify for Horn of Glory Conqueror’s Tournament. (Robbery.)

•Sharing a house and–worse–a network with Kev. (Gah.)

•Being forced to allow a non-trained, non-serious, and non-resistable civilian to take part in a critical intel operation. (•side-eyes Kev)

•Keeping Champion Security’s system safe from increasingly sophisticated black hat threats. (Once again… Kev.)

•Maintaining his distance from the man haunting his thoughts… especially when he learns that Kev’s a virgin. (At least for now.)

In short, when Kevin Rogers is in the picture, the safe and peaceful life Hux has managed to construct for himself gets suddenly and irrevocably… hacked. (And it’s all Kev’s fault.)

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About The Authors

LucyLennox

As a USA TODAY bestselling author, Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s.

She enjoys naps, pizza, and procrastinating. She has some snarky kids and is married to someone who is better at math than romance but who makes her laugh every single day and is the best dancer in the history of ever.

She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.

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May is an M/M author who lives in Boston.

She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it.

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