Sunday, October 4, 2009

Review of Bareback by Chris Owen

This was the first book I've read by this author and to say that I was pleasantly surprised is putting it mildly.  The author hooks the reader with some scorching sex at the beginning of the book and then slowly winds the tale of the relationship between Jake and Tor.  The author's ability to put the reader in the emotional place of the character is astounding.  As a reader, I laughed and cried with the characters as their relationship changed.  There are moments of great joy, great love, great loss, great understanding and great forgiveness.  If you are looking for a male/male romance with good characters, great writing, hot sex and a fabulous story, I highly recommend this book.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Review of Bit By the Bug by Michelle M. Pillow

This book is the first in a series about the 5 Matthews sisters. Kat is a photographer dedicated to her art. She is swept into a scheme by the Richmond family to break their son Vincent out of his shell and bring him into the world of dating.

This book has a lot going for it. The writing is well done, the dialog is witty and the relationships between the sisters come across in a way that the reader can identify with. The hero, Vincent, is an entomologist which in and of itself makes for some funny scenes between himself and Kat. The sex scenes were hot, but not "erotica-worthy."

Overall, this was a good book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story with their hot sex scenes. I am looking forward to reading about Kat's sisters, Megan, Zoe, Sasha and Ella.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Review of Easy by Ally Blue

Easy by Ally Blue is a contemporary male/male erotica story. Dan is a hardened closeted gay man working in construction who comes across Stevie Sanger quite by accident while running an errand for work. Dan rescues Stevie from a life of prostitution, gives him a home and a fresh start. Emotions run high as Stevie and Dan fight their attraction to one another; each for different reasons.

This story was lacking the strength of a good alpha. I found Dan to be a so-so character, but believable in his situation. Stevie comes across as the classic flamboyant gay man. Both characters at times are very indecisive about how to handle their feelings. The story had good potential, but lacked in the character development to necessary to pull me into truly feeling for the characters and their situation. If you like tension derived from indecisiveness, you might like this story. For me though, it was not a bad story, but not a must read either.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Atypical Tuesday

So dear hubby (DH) is off to have two teeth cut out so I am home guarding the fort. I've been playing at PBS (paperbackswap) most of the morning in the games forum. I just wrapped up hosting my first game and had loads of fun. I can't wait to do another.

I have tons of real work to do today, but I think I'll save it. I was outside earlier looking for our stray who has adopted us. I have reason to believe she is a mommy-to-be, but we'll have to wait and see. She is generally around for a few days and then disappears, only to re-appear looking for snack-ums.