Truthful Change by Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow
Karl Blake’s good at a lot of things: killing bad guys, rescuing hostages…and looting priceless diamonds, but when a bullet ends his career as a mercenary he discovers that he’s really bad at living in a huge house with nothing to do. A shy, oddly sexy gardener with an unexpected liking for rough sex seems just what the doctor ordered for his boredom. But Adam’s got secrets that make Karl’s seem mundane, and if the two of them are going to find a future together, there’s a lot more to deal with than dandelions in the lawn.
With the past and the present combining to push them apart, betrayal, hurt, and mistrust around every corner, the two of them need to focus less on labels and more on what they are to each other.
Because a rose by any other name…
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
deciding between nice dick and rough dick…tough choice apparently
Wild Raspberries by Jane Davitt
When Daniel Seaton inadvertently trespasses on Tyler Edward’s land, things almost go very, very wrong. It’s bad enough that Dan’s a runaway, but when Tyler nearly shoots him on sight, Dan knows he’s in trouble. Tyler’s got a lot of years under his belt, and his past doesn’t let him accept strangers easily. Dan’s situation is dire enough that Tyler takes him home, at least for a little while, and that turns out to be a good decision when Dan decides to stay on and help out with the chores. Tyler might be learning to trust, and Dan might be settling in to a new life, but things are not always what they seem. Between interfering friends, injuries, and their attraction to each other, Tyler and Dan have plenty of troubles. More trouble turns up in the form of Tyler’s past, which catches up to them with a vengeance, and they decide to start a new life together, one that requires them to leave everything behind. Can they overcome what lies in the past to have a future with each other?
decent with more angst then sex…
Laying a Ghost by Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow
When John McIntyre sees Nick Kelley step off the island ferry, he’s instantly attracted, and fairly certain that he knows what Nick is keeping secret, because he’s been doing it himself for years. When he discovers Nick’s real secret he’s drawn into a world he never knew existed, one haunted by grief and guilt and ghosts. In the shadowed world of the spirits, Nick’s power is all that the ghosts have to help them. But Nick is still mourning the death of his lover in an accident he believes he caused, and John’s determined to keep their relationship secret.
It’s going to take a lot more than attraction and really good sex to solve their problems but will they be lucky? Or will one week be all they have before they’re left alone again?
Toy Box: Paddles by M. Rode
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Sore Winner” by Kiernan Kelly stars two fiercely competitive men who, through a mix-up in reservations, end up sharing the master suite on a cruise ship. Morgan is a successful businessman who recently made it big with his ad business after years and years of hard work, scrimping and saving to help it survive. Rose is just the opposite, a seeming playboy with a trust fund managing a string of highly successful hotels. What happens when these two decide to indulge in a variety of contests to determine a winner is fast-paced, entertaining and amusing. From a game of table tennis to determine who wins the room’s only bed to a game of who can survive more spanks from the ping-pong paddle, these two engage you in their battle of wills.