This short story collection is set in the series Five Boroughs. These can probably be read as standalone novellas, but would better read in order with the series. There are three books included, but for the review purposes we will look at the first story, Rerouted.
Chris is trying to move on with his life. He is trying not to think about his past encounters with both Jace and Aiden. The couple have a kind of open relationship that leaves room for someone like Chris.
Aiden & Jace have been trying to come up with a way to talk Chris into coming back and being with them more. He has been distant lately, and this is a cause for some concern. Is there something wrong?
This was such a nice quick read. Lovely characters I was excited to see again. Also many visitors from the previous books in the series are present. I like the fast pace of these books. I also adore the banter and real world situations that feel like you are right there. I am always feeling like I am home with this series. I give this collection a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This early copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review.
Alora Kate wraps up the NYC series with Lucas' story. I've loved Lucas since the beginning of this series and he's certainly pulled at the heartstrings with his unrequited love for Ki, but nothing comes close to the roller coaster ride that is his life in this third installment of the series. Just as he's determined to move on and get on with his life, he's hit with something that he doesn't know how to handle. London and Lucas have so many obstacles to overcome and more than once, I wasn't sure which way their romance would go. This book is certainly the most emotional of the series, but the author knows her stuff and wraps things up perfectly for this crazy and engaging group of characters. The book, as well as the whole series, is beautifully written and these characters are some that I won't soon forget. This is part of a continuing story and I highly recommend the whole series. More than just romance, we get some suspense, action, a bit of intrigue, and best of all, it's filled with friends and family that pull together and stand by each other, faults and all.
Book Title: Sweetest Venom
Author: Mia Asher
Narration: Lucy Rivers & Jeremy York
Series: Virtue #2
Genre: Erotica | Romance
Setting: New York
Source: Audiobook (Library)
Main Characters: 3.5/5
Secondary Characters: 3.5/5
The Feels: 3/5
Theme or Tone: 2.8/5
Flow (Writing Style): 4/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 4/5
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…