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review 2017-11-18 22:12
Kidnapped by the Pirate
Kidnapped by the Pirate: Gay Romance - Keira Andrews

“You are no man’s lesser. Least of all mine. And the love I have for you is like no other.”

 

For those that know me well and know my favorite MM books, then you are aware that "A Forbidden Rumspringa" is one of my all-time favorite MM Romances. I have read it countless times and while that is a trilogy, for me the first book is where my love gravitates.  And because of that book, I have read nearly everything Keira has written. There are several out there that I have still not gotten to…damn time and all these new releases.  So when this book was released I was most intrigued and when my fellow BRers decided to give this one a go, I needed no further push.

 

And just wow.

 

It is very hard for me to say that Keira may have topped herself with this one but Keira may have topped herself with this one.  This was unbelievable.  The writing is by far the best I have seen from her and while Isaac and David will always be my favorite, I cannot help but place Nathaniel and Hawk right there beside them.

 

They panted, noses touching, chests heaving. With a groan, Nathaniel unhooked his legs from Hawk’s waist, Hawk helping to ease him to his feet. Neither of them was steady, and they remained leaning against the shelter of the tree.

"Only you,” Nathaniel whispered.

 

There are sentiments used in every romance and yet this was a new one for me that was so captivating and spoke so perfectly to this couple.  “Only you.” is definitely one I will remember and associate with them for a long time to come.

 

I highlighted so many scenes…from those with wit and humor to those with just all our heart.

 

Hawk jerked his head up, and then—there. Along with an incredulous laugh, Nathaniel spied a true smile, twin creases in his cheeks, the wrinkles around his blue eyes fanning out, teeth gleaming white, but not with a feral edge. No, it was all gentle and genuine, and Nathaniel imagined he was the only one gifted that sight.

 

I mean, seriously?

 

There was not one thing about this entire book that did not work for me.  The sexual tension between them mounted beautifully and the love that blossomed between them was just unbelievably heartwarming.  And while both of these men have had their difficulties, their histories were so amazingly crafted that their strong character worked perfectly with each other.  I adored the teasing nature of dear Plum.  He was so witty and charming and ultimately just swept Hawk right off his damn feet, gold tipped boots and all. 

 

And I know this is trivial…but my heavens…I love the stories in which Keira choses situations and or time periods in which condoms and conventional lube is non-existent. The animalistic and forbidden aspects of these relationships are just perfection. 

 

I cannot wait to reread this one again and again.  I have no doubts it will remain a favorite for years to come.  And like with "A Forbidden Rumspinga" the only thing that could make this better would be a narration with Spencer Goss. I have said for a long time that he would match up so well with Keira...I hope one day this indeed becomes a reality.

 

*Highly Recommended*

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review 2017-11-15 22:14
With the Virtue Duo you get an unadulterated make-no-apologies straight-up love triangle.
Sweetest Venom (The Virtue Series) (Volume 2) - Mia Asher

Book Title:  Sweetest Venom

Author:  Mia Asher

Narration:  Lucy Rivers & Jeremy York

Series:  Virtue #2

Genre:  Erotica | Romance

Setting:  New York

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

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Plot:  3.2/5

Main Characters:  3.5/5

Secondary Characters:  3.5/5

The Feels:  3/5

Pacing:  4/5

Addictiveness:  3.5/5

Theme or Tone:  2.8/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:  3.7/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Steam Factor 0-5:  5+

Total:  3.7/5 STARS - GRADE=B

 

 

 

I went into this knowing it would have too much explicit sex for my liking…and so I wasn't pissed off about that.  I also fast-forwarded through them some, and that helped, too.  I do have to give the narrator's props for reading these sex scenes out loud, because wow, they were raw.  Also some props for the Author, for always keeping it real with the way she writes her sex scenes.  (I suppose I can let it slide the couple times she referred to a vagina as a sex…serious pet-peeve of mine.) 

 

While I had some issues with the MC (Blair is one f'-ed up chic) and the believability of the story...I think, overall, I liked how different this story is…it wasn't cliched like a lot of New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories out these days.  The fate of the love triangle will leave you wondering just which direction it's going in, right up until the very end.

 

Will I read more from this Author? Maybe…

 

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text 2017-11-15 00:39
Reading progress update: I've read 85%.
Shiver - Brooke Blaine,Ella Frank

Pale faces…

Blank eyes…

A face devoid of any emotion because the one I took the journey with no longer lived and walked beside me with the darkest secret a soul could house.

That was what hell looked like. I knew because I’d been there before, only to emerge from it more broken than I’d been going in, and alone. I couldn’t forget that. The first and only other time it had happened, I had emerged from the most corrupt part of my being—alone.

 

Gaaaaaahhhh.  I fucking love this book!!!

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text 2017-11-14 18:02
Reading progress update: I've read 64%.
Shiver - Brooke Blaine,Ella Frank

Oh God, this is crazy… And even though I held the power to stop what was happening, there was no way I was uttering my safe word. I wanted to see how far he’d go, and he was trusting that I could handle it. I wouldn’t let him down, and what was more, I…wanted it. The pain. The pleasure I knew would eventually come. Use me

 

 

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text 2017-11-13 13:56
Reading progress update: I've read 32%.
Shiver - Brooke Blaine,Ella Frank

“Just remember, I told you before I’m no knight. I’m the Wolfe. I don’t want to save you or marry you. I don’t want to be your boyfriend. I want to eat you. Fuck you. Make you feel things you never have before, and most of all, I want you to beg me for more.”

 

 

The Wolfe <3

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