Title: Holiday Hijinks: Escape from the Holidays Series: Hounds of the Hunt #3 Author: Toni Griffin Genre(s): Paranormal, Christmas, Romance (M/M), Shapeshifters, Page count: 154 (ebook) Published: 23 Dec 2018
How was it? This book starts with a bang, holly hell. Like many books before, I didn’t read the blurb, I didn’t know what to expect. I sure did not expect this. I thought this was my first threesome romance but it’s not, it’s my second.
Like Rebound, Assist hit me hard but in a different way, the level of angst in this book is stressful. It’s worth it though, because each of the relationship make sense, they feel real and hot. Complicated, of course, and well worth the frustrated moments. Justin, Keith, and Shawn are similar in some ways, enough that I sometimes forgot whose perspective I was on, yet each bring something to the relationship.
I’ve read L.A. Witt’s books before but in this series she seems to be aiming for the thougher, more complex side of romances. I’m eager for the next one.
How was it? I recently tried to revisit this story because the third one is coming out this month, and for some reason I could not remember the particulars of the story. I just knew that I liked the book and was very much interested in the sequel – that I’m about to read.
The first few lines had all the memories floating back to me and I now have an idea why this book struck a cord. That’s not right, I know now why I couldn’t remember the details of this book. Because it touched me in a deeper way than I’d thought. This is what I wrote about it after reading it :
Rebound is a bit of a slow burn, it’s grounded, not rushed, and very refreshing. As much in the subject matter abuse and the way the sexual aspect of the relationship was approached and described.
This is all I wrote at the time and did not published my thoughts then. What’s interesting to me now, is that I can agree with most of it just with the few memories and feelings about the book that came up after those first few lines. I’m not sure what I meant about the last bit about sex but I can hazard a guess.
I’m saying without really saying that this book has struck close enough to home that I don’t plan and re-reading this book, and yet I’m still happy that I did. I don’t remember being triggered reading it but it will be a one and done for me, much like I have no intention to revive a relationship with that ex who made this book feel familiar to me. It’s not what I’ve been through but close enough. But I am going to recommend this book because it’s worth reading and I am going to dive into the next one.
I’m curious, does anyone have the same kind of feelings I do about this book? Not triggered, liked it, interested in the series but not keen on re-reading it.
Title: Hat Trick Series: Fake Boyfriend Author: Eden Finley Genre(s): Sports, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT, Music Page count: 335 ebook Published: 5 Nov 2019
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Title: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street Series: Carniepunk / The Iron Druid Chronicles Author: Kevin Hearne Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction, Magic, Fantasy Page count: 35 (ebook) Published: 8 Sept 2014
This March, I opened my eyes to world we live in by learning a few things about suspicious people – Catch and Kill. I took a breather in Texas – A Spruce Texas Romance – after having met some weird shifters – Urban Wolves. I’ve also skatted through a series – Him – while starting a completed one – The Iron Druid Chronicles – and enjoyed my time with law enforcement – Bounty Hunters, PsyCop. Looking back on it I’ve sort of slog my way through magic – The Darkest Court, Bedknobs and Broomstticks – it was a bit confusing but I got the hang of it I think.
Some of these reviews are written and ready, one is even published, others need some editing or are simply not written. I may or may not post them, we’ll see.
Title: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators Author: Ronan Farrow Genre(s): Non Fiction, True Crime, Politics, Journalism, Memoir, Adult, History Page count:465 (ebook) Published: 15 Oct 2019
Title: Promises Part 4 Series: Bounty Hunter 4 Author: A.E. Via Genre(s): Contemporary, Military Fiction, Disability, Crime, Mystery, Romance (M/M) Page count: 313 ebook Published: 5 Mar 2019
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Title: The Grimoire of the Lamb Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #0.4 Author: Kevin Hearne Genre(s): Short Stories, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Mythology, Fiction Page count: 17 ebook Published: 7 May 2013
How was it? The premise is very interesting and both Will and Noah are compelling characters but the execution is disappointing. The book read like a debut novel of a fledgling, slightly lazy, writer.
The dialogues are weird at times and eye roll worthy. The sex scenes are not even a little bit titillating, they come of as mechanical. The worse might be the nicknames, for Will and his piece 🤨.
I was very surprised by Outing the Quarterback, I managed to finish the book because the author scored some goodwill on another book, and like I said before the premise is interesting, enough to keep me reading.