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Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan

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Published: February 15th 2011 by Loose Id

Pages: 240

Summary: Roe Davis is a man who works hard, keeps to himself, and never mixes business with pleasure — until he takes a weekend away from his new job at Nowhere Ranch and runs into the owner at the only gay bar for two hundred miles. Getting involved with the boss is a bad idea, but Travis Loving is hard to say no to, especially when it turns out their kinks line up like a pair of custom-cut rails. As Loving points out, so long as this is sex on the side, no interfering with the job, they could make it work.

The truth is, there’s good reason Roe never settles down and always spends his birthdays and holidays celebrating alone. Shut out in the cold by his family years ago, Roe survived by declaring he didn’t need a home. As his affair with Loving grows into more than just sex, Roe finds out what happens when he stays put a little bit too long: the past always catches up with you. Eventually, even a loner gets lonely, and home will grow up through whatever cracks you leave open for it — even in a place called Nowhere.

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Read from December 09 to 10, 2013


Well, here’s the book everyone loves but me.

And I’m sorry and I feel bad, but it’s true.

While reading Nowhere Ranch I was like:

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The story seemed just… shallow. The plot – I’ve read it before. The characters – predictable. The sex scenes – I can’t find a word. It was just not for me. I’ve starded to read this with some great, great expectations, but something went wrong. Maybe it was just the contrast after reading Training Season or Don’t…. Maybe it’s the sign from above that I need to rest a bit and stop reading the MM romance for some time. (But I don’t want to, not really.)

Giving this book 1 star would be unfair. I’ve read worse after all.

Rating: 2/5

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2013 in reviews

 

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Training Season by Leta Blake

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Published: December 2nd 2013 by Leta Blake

Pages: 253

Summary: Unquestionably talented figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream, but his lack of discipline cost him the gold once before. Now the pressure’s on. He needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top coaches don’t come cheap, and Matty can’t afford to stay in the game no matter how badly he wants to win.

When a lucrative house-sitting gig brings him to rural Montana, Matty does his best to maintain his training regimen. Local residents turn out to be surprisingly tolerant of his flamboyant style, especially handsome young rancher Rob Lovely, who proves to be much more than a cowboy stereotype. Just as Matty requires a firm hand to perform his best on the ice, Rob shows him how strong he can be when he relinquishes control in the bedroom. With new-found self-assurance, he drives himself harder to go straight to the top.

But competition has a timetable, and to achieve his Olympic dream, Matty will have to join his new coach in New York City, leaving Rob behind. Now he must face the ultimate test. Has he truly learned how to win—on and off the ice—during his training season?

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Read from December 08 to 09, 2013


Well, damn.

I can’t write anything coherent enough to make my admiration simple and clear.

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I’ve read two parts of Training Season at night and I had to put it back and go to sleep. Yet I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters, about their intense relationship and the very good plot, so I went to work moody since I haven’t had my sleep up and frustrated since I couldn’t get back to read. Yes, it was just damn peachy.

But it was worth it.

This book it’s an epitomy of perfection.

Rating: 5/5 shining bright North Stars

 

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in reviews

 

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Bone Rider by J. Fally

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Published: October 28th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 310

Summary: Riley Cooper is on the run. Misha Tokarev, the love of his life, turned out to be an assassin for the Russian mob, and when it comes to character flaws, Riley draws the line at premeditated murder. Alien armor system McClane is also on the run, for reasons that include accidentally crashing a space ship into Earth and evading U.S. military custody. A failed prototype, McClane was scheduled for destruction. Sabotaging the ship put an end to that, but McClane is dubbed a bone rider for good reason—he can’t live without a host body. That’s why he first stows away in Riley’s truck and then in Riley himself. Their reluctant partnership soon evolves into something much more powerful—and personal—than either of them could have imagined.

Together, they embark on a road trip from hell, made all the more exciting by the government troops and mob enforcers hot on their trail. Misha is determined to win Riley back and willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. When hitman and alien join forces, they discover their impressive combined potential for death and destruction. It will take everything Riley has to steer them through the mess they create.

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Recommended to Yuki by: Trix

 

Read from December 04 to 08, 2013


So a cowboy, an alien and three hit men walk into a bar…

At first I was like:

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I said to myself: Let’s get over with it, I will read it quickly, give it two stars and say to Trix that’s not for me. Aliens? Serously?

Well. Now I can say one simple word:

Fangirling

The story was perfect.The characters were well developed and I especially loved the southern hints.

So if you don’t know if it’s for you, or if aliens is your thing – damn sure it is.

Highly recommended.

 

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in reviews

 

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Don’t… by Jack L. Pyke

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Published: December 13th 2012 by Fantastic Fiction Publishing

Pages: 354

Summary: “Don’t… open me.”

Three simple words that tease Jack, taking him places from his dark past. For Jack, BDSM is a way to resist his worst impulses. Yet, the stranger calling himself The Unknown seeks to use that to seduce him.

As Jack slips further down into the abyss, two men hold the power to save him. Will it be Gray, the Master who knows Jack’s every secret? Or Jan, the first man to give Jack a reason to hope? With deadly ghosts coming out to play, Jack may lose everything, even his life.

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Read from December 03 to 04, 2013


Why GR keeps asking me what did I think when I trying to type any coherent sentence? I didn’t bother me before, but now..

Just don’t.

I really don’t know what to write, what to think. I’ve finished this book about an hour ago and I can’t stop thinking about what the hell did I just read, about why the hell the characters and the situations are still in my head, itching and coming back while I do some random things.

Don’t… is brilliant, midfucking piece of art. And I’m really not into BDSM theme, not at all. Yet here I loved it.

Can I give it 6 stars? Please.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in reviews

 

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After Midnight by Santino Hassell

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Published: September 17th 2013 by Santino Hassell

Pages: 267

Summary: Gordon Frost is a survivor. He survived a war that ravaged the nation, and he made it through the orphanages and crime-ridden slums that followed. With few prospects for the future, Gordon carved out a niche for himself in the expanding drug trade of Lexington, PA. It’s not pretty, but it’s his, and it beats what he was doing before. But a classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time results in a brush with death, going by the name of Adam. Afterward, the life that seemed good enough before, isn’t quite the same.

Adam Blake is an assassin on the brink of being terminated by the very organization that controls him. He completed his mission, but not without being seen. With his secrets in danger of being exposed by Gordon, Adam knows he should kill the smart-mouthed redhead, but finds himself intrigued by the troublesome civilian instead.

When Gordon’s knack for finding trouble combines with the dangerous consequences of Adam’s indecision, their worlds intertwine in an explosive way.

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Read from December 02 to 03, 2013

 

Lets start with this: After Midnight is dedicated to me, me, me!

To me and my friends – To readers of “In the Company of Shadows” for being encouraging, enthusiastic and for looking past the flaws. Hell, yeah.

And I was enthusiastic while reading this spin-off too. I prepared myself for one hell of a ride, even it was way too short for me – Sonny and Ais spoiled me with four slowly paced installments of ICOS.

And my enthusiasm brought me straight to love.

Highly recommended.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in reviews

 

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