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review 2021-09-10 08:10
Release Tour w/Review - The Austrian
 
Title: The Austrian
Series: Men of the World Series
Author: J.O Mantel
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Cover Design: Dana Leah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twelve countries. Twelve men. Twelve million dollars!
 
The game of reality TV hasn’t been an easy road for former Hollywood A-Lister, Deacon Brady, but he’s playing to win.
 
This time in Salzburg, Austria ...
 
When a global pandemic forces the entire cast and crew into lockdown, things get complicated. For the first time in television history, Tainted Love goes live online, making the game interactive and oh so interesting.
 
Former Navel Officer, Fynn, is the next bachelor in a long line trying to capture Deacon’s heart. The catch— he’s never even heard of Deacon Brady, so Fynn doesn’t give a damn about the competition.
 
But what is Fynn really hiding?
 
Just when Deacon thought he’d seen and heard it all, the show’s producer, Dante, does what he does best, and drops yet another plot twist. It wouldn’t be good reality TV without a little drama ... or a lot!
 
Has Deacon Brady finally met his match?
 
The hills are alive - Salzburg, Austria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Austrian (Men Of The World, #8)The Austrian by J.O. Mantel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is book #8 in the Men Of The World series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

Deacon does not get a long with the latest bachelor, Flynn. The dislike appears to be mutual. Putting on a show in the middle of a Pandemic is one thing, a dating show is even worse that imagined.

Flynn does not see the point in trying to woo a bachelor who is obviously a player. When they both agree to not being interested in one another, it seems that acting will come into play. Then the dating takes an unexpected turn..........

This was a slow burn in every sense of the word. I felt like this story was too wordy, and the characters did not feel real to me for the first half of the book. Then it started to pick up and the so did the heat.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2021-09-10 02:53
Slowly
The Austrian - J.O. Mantel

This is book #8 in the Men Of The World series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

 

Deacon does not get a long with the latest bachelor, Flynn.  The dislike appears to be mutual.  Putting on a show in the middle of a Pandemic is one thing, a dating show is even worse that imagined.

 

Flynn does not see the point in trying to woo a bachelor who is obviously a player.  When they both agree to not being interested in one another, it seems that acting will come into play.  Then the dating takes an unexpected turn..........

 

This was a slow burn in every sense of the word.  I felt like this story was too wordy, and the characters did not feel real to me for the first half of the book.  Then it started to pick up and the so did the heat.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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text 2021-08-30 08:10
PreOrder - Rogue Royal
  
Title: Rogue Royal
Series: Club Royal #1
Author: Elouise East
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 9, 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Club Royal, where your deepest desires are no longer a secret...
 
Douglas is the spare heir, and he chafes at the restrictions placed on his extra-curricular activities. He wants nothing more than to lose himself in someone else, but too many people are out for what they can get from him, including a membership at the exclusive and highly confidential Club Royal.
 
Maverick was given the role of social media manager to Douglas as punishment for showing up his boss two years ago. Try as he might, he has not been able to get a transfer, though it could be because he is too damn good at his job. Despite being given the exclusive membership to Club Royal, he doesn’t use it...it’s just not his kind of thing.
 
When Douglas figures out Maverick’s weakness, he wants to be the one to teach Maverick everything, and it sends them on a journey neither had anticipated.
 
Can Maverick trust his body to a man who can have anyone he desires?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enter the Giveaway HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Teach me,” Maverick whispered, eyes lowered.

Douglas inhaled shakily, overwhelmed by the trust Maverick was showing in him. Lifting his hands, he skimmed his middle fingers of each along Maverick’s skin from wrist to the end of his finger, receiving a tremble in return.

“It will be my pleasure.”

Reining in his libido because he knew what needed to be done first, he cupped Maverick’s chin with his forefinger and lifted his face to his. “Maverick, we have things to discuss before this can go any further.”

“Mav.”

Maverick’s eyes were heavy-lidded, and it took everything in Douglas to keep from closing the gap. Douglas blinked a few times and frowned. “Sorry?”

“Please, call me Mav.”

Douglas licked his lips and pulled back, releasing Mav. “Okay. Mav, take a seat. We have things to talk about.”

“Yes, Your Highness.”

Maverick—Mav—stumbled over to the sofa opposite, which was much farther than Douglas wanted him to be, but a suitable distance to allow Douglas to think properly. When Mav sat, Douglas took a breath.

“Before we go any further, we need to decide what it is you want from this relationship. What do you like? What don’t you like? And safe words are a few questions.” Mav cleared his throat, but Douglas held up a hand. “Let me ask you one at a time, and you need to think before you answer. I will take whatever you say as truthful unless your body language says otherwise.” Mav nodded. “I think I have an idea, but tell me, what don’t you want?”

Mav gripped his own hands, rubbing the thumb of one over the back of the other as he contemplated Douglas’s question. “I don’t want to be hurt. Pain for me is just that, pain. I don’t have a high pain threshold, I don’t think.”

“I beg to differ.” When Mav raised his eyebrows in silent question, Douglas continued, “You manage to continue working when you have a migraine. Now, I’ve never suffered from them before, but I know they can be debilitating. If you have the strength to work through those, then your pain threshold is higher than you think.”

Mav tilted his head, and Douglas could see his brain whirling. “Regardless, though, I don’t like pain. I don’t find it sexy. I don’t find it arousing. I find it painful. It’s why I’ve shied away from BDSM in the past. I thought it was all about pain.”

Douglas narrowed his eyes. “What made you decide to research?”

Mav’s cheeks darkened until red stained his cheeks and neck. “After thinking about the massage and what you did, I was curious.” Douglas wasn’t sure if Mav was aware he was skimming his fingers across his own palms as he spoke, but the action heated Douglas’s blood.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am Elouise East but feel free to call me Elli. I write sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. I also touch on taboo stories under the name Elouise R East.
 
Books that tell the stories where friendship and family are the focal point - be it blood family or chosen - is very important to me. That’s why I include a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and abilities as I believe a story needs, or a character needs. I want my characters to be real, to be relatable, to be free to have whatever views they tell me they have. And trust me, most of the time, I do not have any say in the matter!
 
My characters come to life on the page for me as well as my readers. Their stories unfold in front of me, and I have very little input into how they want to be shown. Just like real life, the lives of my characters change with every choice, every interaction and every conversation. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
 
I write books that are emotionally realistic, even if liberties are taken with other aspects of my stories. I don’t know any other way to write. It comes from deep inside.
 
Who am I? A single parent to two children who make life worth living. An avid reader who still devours every book she can get her hands on. A student of learning about any subject that takes her fancy. An author of books she would read herself. And a romantic at heart who loves anything cheesy.
 
Who’s in?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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review 2021-08-24 04:04
Heartburn
When Sparks Fly - Helena Hunting

Avery loves her life and the business she works with her sisters.  Well, she loves it most days.  With her best friend as her roommate it can be a good thing in the best way.  When tragedy strikes, however, things can change in an instant.

 

Declan doesn't know how much his best friend really means to him until it is literally almost too late.  Now he wants to to spoil her as best he can.  When the sparks start flying they both have to lean how to live with the heat turned up.  Can they compromise on the feelings that have begun?

 

I loved this story and I already wish for it to be on the big screen!  These characters were such a joy to read.  They author really brought them to life for me.  I enjoyed all the will they and won't they, and the heat does get turned up.....all the way!  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only, by Netgalley and its publishers.

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review 2021-08-18 07:14
Regal
Code Name: Tiara (Jameson Force Security #7) - Sawyer Bennett

This is book # 7 in the Jameson Force Security series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To enjoy the series, and to avoid any spoilers, I recommend reading this sexy series in order.

 

Jackson thinks he will be basically babysitting a spoiled brat when he gets the assignment to watch over Princess Camille.  She turns out to be a pleasant surprise.  What he does not expect is to be so hot and heavy over her he is willing to do anything she asks.  

 

Princess Camille is not happy with being left in the dark with whatever the latest threat on her family must be.  She is preparing as best she can to take over her father's duties when he is ready.  Now she has the sparks between her and Jackson to contend with.

 

This is a very good story from the characters, the heat, the pacing, and so much more.  Lots of familiar characters for fans of the series to be happy as well as plenty of surprises to keep you wanting to turn that page also.  I did not want to put it down!  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for the honest review.

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