Melissa Foster – Tempting Tristan



This is an amazingly sensational (worthy of repeating similar adjectives and adverbs) combination of perspiration inspiring hot romance and perhaps the most heartfelt gay romance I have ever read.  (And, yes – I’ve read a LOT).

The depth of the love between Tristan and Alex is unprecedented.  Their strength and desire to be everything for one another is tear jerkingly tender. They work hard to be what each other deserves.  As they work towards that goal, they win the hearts of readers.

The book is a dual perspective book, where the chapters alternated between Tristan and Alex.  I often found that I forgot who was narrating the chapter. It seemed like their souls meshed into one.

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Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, lovable alpha heroes.


Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try to figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault―he leads with his heart, not his head―and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…

Alex has spent eight years in the army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star for the incident that nearly cost him his life―and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is live the life he’s always dreamed of and forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together, the hotter the flames burn. But the closer they become, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.








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Brian C. Copper – The Room



David and Max meet during the worst snowstorm in recent history when Max, a patrolman in the fictional town of Fullerton, MA becomes stranded at David’s house.

Max soon discovers that David has a secret BDSM playroom in his basement and their adventures begin, bringing them closer as they discover new things about themselves and each other.

Other characters are introduced with time jumps into David’s past, as story lines interweave throughout, exploring various sexual themes between adult gay men.


This isn’t a typical gay romance story.  It’s gritty in both an emotional and sexual sense.

There are varying levels of BDSM scattered throughout the book.  The author is extremely descriptive.  I may be female (so I can’t truly understand) but one part in particular had me screaming in my head, “That’s got to hurt!”

David doesn’t just serve as a Dom that stages scenes and dishes out pain and pleasure.  He’s also serves as a “spiritual guider” in the sense that he helps these men open themselves up to accepting their own desires.

The style of this book reminded me of the movie Valentine’s Day where a lot of tangential characters weave themselves together.  It is not until the very end that all the connections are made.  Well done!

Lastly, the aspect that I liked the most was the author’s cheeky way with words that is speckled throughout the book.

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Jon Wilde – His Undeniable Desire (The Undeniable #1)


There’s no way to tame a bad boy – you’ll always get burned.  But if you have a taste for bad boys, it’s best to find one that had his run and has already been reformed.

This book starts out with heartbreak.  As a reader you see it coming as clearly as if you were watching a scary movie and the killer is hiding behind a closed door.  I could feel myself wanting to shield my eyes and peer through the small slits between my fingers.

The parallel story telling about young twenty somethings trying to date brings the reader to a state of demoralization.  This is a terrible place for a romance reader that loves a happily-ever-after, but it truly makes for an outstanding emotional rebound.

I like how the author points out how in MMA fighting, the key to winning is finding that one moment of opportunity and taking advantage.  This theme is also true in both love and life, which is reflected in the love story.

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Geneva West – Brian Gets Taken


HOLY HOT quick read.  Love the cover, because all I keep thinking about is the two men wiping each other down with oil.  Well, to be honest, I can’t stop thinking about the rest of the book, either.  I like that the book can incorporate a bit of humor in a steamy scene.  Brian notes the difficulty in coordinating and multi-tasking.  No worries, he prevails in his endeavors.

This is actually the second in the series – Brian’s Package: Brian’s First Man, Brian Gets Taken, and Brian’s Domination.  While I probably would have enjoyed it more had I read the first in the series, it wasn’t like I didn’t enjoy every minute of this 20 minute story.

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Lauren Dane – “Laid Bare”


This is the 1st in the Brown Family series.  I rarely make time to re-read books, but this was either the second or third time I’ve read this book.  The series is phenomenal!  I want to be adopted into the Brown Family.  Each story is crazy exceptional.  There’s nothing that gets old about these stories.  These are a must purchase, but do not lend to a friend unless they sign a contract that they will return the book to you.

Laid Bare starts off the series with a bang, making you feel raw and exposed.

[Todd] “You’re bad for my self-control, Erin.  You make me want things I should’t want.”

[Erin] “Or maybe I make you want things you’ve always wanted and only now have a safe place to express them,” she challenged.  “Why shouldn’t you want them?  Why shouldn’t you get off on what gets you off?”

In addition, to some wild hot scenes, Lauren Dane draws out the reader’s appreciation for true love and acceptance.

Also, check out the spin-off series: Delicious (Sway, Tart, Lush)

Great name for the series because each story is sinfully delicious.  This is an awesome extension from the Brown family, but great as a stand alone series too.  The friendship between all the women in this series can seriously make a person jealous.

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