Blog Tour: Confessions: Priest


Author: Ella Frank

Series: confessions # 3

Genre: m/m/m romance

Page count: 290

SUMMARY:

I am complex.

My love is all-encompassing.

And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule:

Don’t mess with what’s mine.

Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy. The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear the very ground he walked on. Including me, the day I realized that ground ran red with blood.

At age eighteen, I became Priest.

A man without a past.

A man determined to right the wrongs of my father.

A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

But then a thief stole my heart.

A sweetheart lit up my world.

And I forgot for a moment you should never turn your back on your enemy.

And thus begins a lesson to those who would seek to harm: Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.

MY REVIEW:

ARC COPY

So first we got a bubbling relationship in Robbie.

then we get the heartbreak in Julien.

now in Priest we get dark.

The whole story was an roller coaster rides that i just couldn’t put down. Thanks to the revolution that Priest reveals in the end of the last book all the hard work that went into Robbie trusting him has gone down the drain. Now we have Robbie trying to absorb everything he’s been told, and his other men trying to give him space to come to terms with it. Along with the drama that started it all, the opening of Julien restaurant, and meeting Robbie’s family. So there was a lot going on however it flowed so well and kept me on the edge of my seat.

The thing that keeps me coming back to Ella Frank books is how she does relationships. Not just with the main characters, but also secondary characters. To see Priest Plus its not all about the sexy times among the boys but how they build on their relationship to keep it strong.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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About the Author:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

KB Review: Confessions: Robbie


Author: Ella Frank

Series: Confessions # 1

Format: Kindle

Page Count: 314

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

Relationships are complex.
Love ever-changing.
And when it comes to rules of the heart,
they were made to be broken…

That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.
Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done.

No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.

But trouble was nothing new.

Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:
If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it.

And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.

SIDEBAR: You don’t need to read the Temptation series however highly suggest it. For Logan and Tate’s story needs to be read because I love them. Plus we meet the characters from this story, and their beginning.

I forgot to gush about this book but just for everyone to know i 100% loved this book. To see more Robbie and fall more in love with his stubborn and sassy behavior. He knows who he is and isn’t gong to hide or stop being himself which I love most about him. Plus he’s loyal and so family based that I see why Priest and Julien want him.

PRIEST & ROBBIE CONTINUED:

Now since Priest and Robbie meet they’ve been on each others bad side, so I knew/ hopped that they would get together. But the ending of True came a surprise that 1st Priest is married and 2nd that him and his husband want to bring Robbie into a three way relationship. Color me shock but totally ready for it.

THE NEW/OLD GUY:
Julien we don’t meet until True when he meets Robbie at the Pop Cherry and they hit off but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere. However we get more of him in this book and i simply love him. I already loved Priest because he’s one of those silent but don’t take crap and always tell you the truth. I love how that honest comes out of him and Robbie ask questions and tries to make sense of why Priest and Julien want to bring him in their marriage.

THE STORY:
This book has lots of funny moment but also serious ones because Priest and Julien have lots of baggage and in this first book only touch a bit of what those men has been through. Plus I have to say the touching moments between all three of them made me make awe noises in public and get weird looks. Plus the sexy parts are so hot that being at work and reading got me questioned a lot.
But I wouldn’t change a thing and I can’t wait until Julien’s story comes out later this year. Hopefully all three would be released this year because I am addicted to it.

I will be rereading the temptation series before I review them. Not because I don’t remember the stories, but because I just want the memories fresh when I review.

Also has anyone read the temptation series or this first book in this trilogy. If so please let me know because am obsessed with everything that goes on in these books. Also the second book comes out next month and so excited.

BR: When Dimple Mets Rishi


Author: Sandhya Menon

Format: audible/hardback

Page Count: 384

Rating: 2/5

Summary: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

My thoughts: Am not much of a contemporary reader and this book is a example of why that is.

Disliked:

How fast the romance happened. It wasn’t a hate to like as I expected because I thought Dimple would put up more of a fight. Nope. Especially in the beginning where she’s like I don’t need no man and want to force on her app. And yet your holding Rishi’s hand and kissing him showed more than her actually spending on the app.

How the building of the app and how it’s done was put on the back burner for most of the book. Only being mentioned in the beginning a little in the middle and end. A unnecessary talent show had more pages then the actually reason Dimple was there.

How Dimple kept changing her mind about Rishi and him just being okay with it. Rishi is like a loyalty puppy and he just wants to make Dimple happy. But she gives and takes back and tells him constantly that they can’t be together. The hot and cold act doesn’t flow well with me especially if your hurting someone else by changing your mind so often.

Why the author makes two seemly strong girls talking about dimple and Celia who were excited for the con fall for guys so quickly. Then it’s all about how they feel for them and making them happy and I just become disappointed.

I hated Dimples reason to breaking up with Rishi. And since every contemporary has them breaking up and getting back together that isn’t a spoiler by saying that.

Things I Liked:

There are some quirky things that made me smile like Rishi’s brother is the typically little brother who likes to get under his brothers skin by not following his parents.

I also like the comic/drawing parts no again it has nothing to do with tech. However it shows Rishi’s passion and how deeply he loves what he makes. Also Celia was a cool character when she wasn’t hanging with those “friends” she made in the beginning. I enjoyed the family aspects though I would have liked them more present.

Other than that I was disappointed by this book especially how hyped it is. It’s just to romance base for me and wish there was a bit more of other elements to it.

BR: Tell Me Three Things


Author: Julie Buxbaum

Series: N/A

Publisher: Delacorte Press-2016

Format: hardback

Page Count: 328

Rating: 4/5

Summary: Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved.

FIRST THOUGHTS:

a contemporary that I actually liked based in a high school who would have thought. I don’t do much contemporaries because there predictable and can be very much drama base. However this book though had the drama and predictable nature of a contemporary I couldn’t stop reading it.

For one thing to see Jessie as she struggles with all the fact that her dad remarried when she didn’t even know he was dating again. The whole move from her small town to a place like CA where you meet her new stepmom and stepbrother. To going to a new school full of rich kids have a awkward start and it not getting much better. Jessie was feeling so alone especially since her best friend Scar was back home and her dad pretty much left Jessie to fend for herself. I could feel her struggle of trying to fit in a new place and my heart went out to her.

Pros:

So I love messages between characters. Especially if its a secret one which is probably why this part kind of reminded me of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens. SN always knew who Jessie was and was trying to be helpfully by giving her the tools to survive school.

How Jessie goes all Spy Kids trying to go through the boys she meet and connect them to their online conversations. It was even more fun when her friends got involved and was going over the pros and cons with her.

The friendship being realistic Jessie makes new friends in CA while still keeping contact with Scarlet back home. I loved how Buxbaum showed the struggles of long distance friendships because it can be hard for both people. And they talked about it instead of just drifting apart and never speaking again. Then we have the two different friendships that become one.

The meaning behind title was one of my favorite parts and couldn’t help but think how cute this method is to get to know someone. To watch the romance between SN the online verison along with the in person SN was cute. How Jessie was falling for both and didn’t know it, and was thinkin it was someone else. Fun times.

How her and her stepbrother bounded from not speaking to each other to actually him having her back. Theo was a funny character and I just wanted more of him.

Love that she found a place among books to work. Do you know how much of a dream it would be if I could be surrounded by books all day and get paid.

Negative:

How I knew who the love interest was way to soon. Which is weird since I can’t predict a mystery plot very well however who the mystery love interest is I get. Which isn’t to say am disappointed in who SN is because am not. It would have been better to length it out a bit.

That there wasn’t more family moments between Jessie’s blended family. There was plenty between the stepsiblings but nothing between the parents and the kids that made it look like they’ll work it out.

The bullying I don’t know why Jessie was targeted and it went on forever. At first it was name calling and under breathe comments. But then it got physically, and nothing really happens about it. I could of done with these parts.

I didn’t like how long it took Jessie to tell her father off. I get that she wanted to make him happy by making it seem that the whole situation didn’t bother her. However I felt that she should have blown sooner.

The how it played out wasn’t my favorite for the big reveal either. I could have probably seen it coming and I actually laughed at how awkward that must have been. But it worked out and now SN & Jessie are together without the use of a secret.

Tell Me Three Things is something to pick up if your into the secret relationship along with some real things happening as well. Its cute and recommended for those contemporary lovers out there.

Audible Review: The Deal


Author: Elle Kennedy

Series: off campus-1

Format: audible

Narrators: Lorelei Avalon

Length: 12hrs/56mins

Genre: New Adult

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

Garrett and Hannah started with them both needing  help in an area that the other is better at. Garrett’s being passing a class so he can stay on the hockey team. While Hannah needs help talking to a guy she really likes. Though Hannah is very relentless to add another something on her plate she agrees to go along with it. Which during these study session and binge watching a tv series they started to be a bit more.
I loved how the development in their relationship wasn’t rushed and was realistic in the stuff that happens. Garrett though being a jock was really smart especially when it came to history. All he wants is to play professionally hockey and get out the shadow of his fathers. Hannah on the other hand moved across the states to escape her past and to forget. She is a music major who has to get ready for a showcase were she partnered up with an impossible partner. These two hard headed of course butt heads and bring sarcasm and humor to everything. Which of course just made me laugh more at their antics. Just watching all the back and forth to becoming an actually couples was fun to listen to with popcorn.
The friendship in these was also so good. I loved Garrett’s roommate’s and how they bring in their two cents into everything. Each guy has their role in the house that makes everything work and become the best friends. Seeing all the friends blended with each other so good like it was like that the entire time.

One negative is that their was only one narrator doing the whole thing. Not saying that the narrator was bad but a male voice would have separated everyone out more.

This book was just a lot of fun to listen to for the whole 12 hours and 41 minutes.  Narrator brought a lot to the story that kept me want to listen to what this characters are up to. I will say if you enjoyed the Pucked series by Helena Hunting you will enjoy this book. Because it reminds me of the humor, friendship, my love for hockey, and the relationships themselves so much. Which is probably why I continued with this series right away.

Audible Review: Wait for You


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Format: audible/kindle

Narrator: Sophie Eastlake

Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes

Rating: 5/5

Storyline:

It’s a college book about Avery who moved from Texas to Virginia for a new start. After continuing dealing with something that happened 5 years prior. Avery is trying to move on but someone keeps contacting her by emails and text while Avery just wants to forget.

Avery & Cam:

They both are dealing with stuff from their past however they deal with it in different ways. Cam has pretty much excepted what happened to him. While Avery moved across the country and tries to ignore everything. However I still loved everything about them and how they meet up.

The Romance:

The whole relationship was realistic in the way it came to be. They became friends first and though Cam asked her out for months it was half a joking matter. However when they do go out and start to date they dealt with a lot of ups and downs. Which just made me root for them more as the story went on. I loved that when Avery and Cam became a couple that it didn’t fix everything. Sure she learned how to trust and be able to experience things that frightened her.  However Avery still had some bad days which is how it should.

The Side Characters:

This book has two sets of friends that came together. Brittany and Jacob who acted like brother and sister that  wasn’t afraid to tell Avery when she was being stupid. Plus there always there for the fun time studying while gossiping and eating junk food. Then there’s Ollie and Jase who are brothers to Cam knowing him since childhood. They listen and make sure that Cam doesn’t do anything stupid. I love that they all pretty much all become friends and hangout. They all have their own personality that I love and just want more of them.

The audiobook:
This is my first time listening to Sophie Eastlake and really like her voice. She has a smooth why of telling the story that kept me interested to continue. Am excited to hear more from her.

The story was about dealing with past regrets and trying to get past it. It was also about trust and being willing to just live through you might be scared to.

I always love Jennifer L. Armentrout books and don’t know why I haven’t just marathon her books since I have plenty of them. Can’t wait to continue with these series and see some of my favorite side character get their own books.

I have to say if you’ve read Easy by Tammara Webber and want a similar book this would be a good choice.

Book Review: Collide


Author: Riley Hart

Series: Blackcreek-1

Format: kindle

Genre: m/m romance

Page Count: 332

Rating: 5/5

Summary: This is about two best friends reunion after 17 years apart. Noah and Cooper where best friends after colliding for the same football when they were 10. Then after three years later Noah’s family disappear without a word to anyone. Now both grown they meet up with another collusion this time evolving a truck. Which starts a new friendship.

Which doesn’t go down smoothly when Noah tells Cooper that he’s gay. Its a adjustment at first but they fall into the easy rhythm of friendship until it became more. I liked how Cooper became conflicted about his feelings since he’s been a women’s man all his life. Then there’s Noah who won’t push and hope that through all this they can stay friends. This book was like a mini roller coaster that just got better as I kept reading.

 

Cooper is a fireman who does it to honor his parents who died in a fire themselves. He grew up with his Uncle and Aunt who he respect a lot however doesn’t really fit with them. Then we have Noah whose family moves for a new beginning all his life. However they pretty much meet back up in the same way they first meet. So it was like a full circle thing.

The whole hot and cold moments in this book reminds me of a sitcom that was just fun with popcorn.Especially since Cooper has never thought of a guy like until Noah came back into his life. All books should start with a solid friendship even if they haven’t seen each other oh lets say 17 years.

There is plenty of drama and not all of it was due with the fact they where together. However the past plays plenty in this book and I still loved their story.

Book Review: Filthy Little Secret


Author: Devon McCormack

Format: kindle

Page Count:226

Rating: 4/5

Summary:

I won’t fall for him.”
After breaking up with his cheating ex, Mark Kenmore turns to rebound sex with the campus drug dealer, Tim Halwell. He’s heard the rumors about all the hearts Tim’s broken, but after how he’s been hurt, there’s no way he’ll let himself fall into that trap. Besides, if the press found out he was screwing around with a drug dealer, it would tarnish his governor mother’s reputation. He expects the sex to be hot and exciting. What he doesn’t expect is the most intense, mind-blowing experience he’s ever had. He knows it’s wrong to want more, but he can’t help himself. And the more time they spend hooking up, the more he worries he’s falling into the same trap as Tim’s previous boy toys…and the harder it becomes to keep what they’re doing a secret from his friends and family.
“He’s just like the others.”
Tim knows Mark—the son of a politician, attending one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta—is just another spoiled rich kid. When Tim hears about Mark’s breakup, he’s more than willing to help the brat out with some rebound sex. Just another notch in his own headboard. Tim won’t make it a regular thing because that never goes well. The guys always end up falling for him, despite how much they may fight it. But one steamy, lust-filled encounter after another, and he finds he can’t stop messing around with Mark. It’s too much fun. Too intense. Too erotic. And the longer they try to remain each other’s filthy little secrets, the more Tim realizes if he doesn’t back out soon, he just might fall in love.

My Thoughts:

there is a lot to enjoy about this book. How its about Mark getting over the fact that his boyfriend cheated on him with his best friend. So what does he do hook up with Tim the schools drug dealer. It wasn’t supossed to be nothing but sex however it of course developed into something else.
I always think its funny when characters don’t think it will develop into more than just sex. Especially if it goes on for a long period and they do stuff other than in bed. Yet this romance made sense how it was told. it took months for things to progress instead of a week or two of it. I will admit though that there are a lot of over the top emotional parts. but that just me. However there was some drama that is realistic and no cheating or break ups. So yeah to that.
Also Mark and Tim where so cute. Mark is a governors son who wants nothing to do with his parents money. So he brought his own place and bust tables even if he doesn’t have to. Tim is pretty much known as the drug dealer who doesn’t do relationships and left a lot of guys broken hearted. However Tim isn’t what he shows others and have lots of responbilites on his plate. I loved them together for there both have sarcasm for days and know what they want.
I loved their story and how they work through everything realistic and known of the unnecessary. there is sex and perverted things in these just to be warned. but if you can handle that then give this book a shot if you want a cute gay romance on a college campus.

Kindle Review:Counting Daisies


Author: Nicola Haken

Series: the counting-1

Format: kindle

Page Count: 376

Rating: 5/5

Summary:Dylan Roberts and Cameron O’Neil were good kids. Growing up together, they shared everything. By the age of fourteen they were more than best friends – they were in love. They dreamt of their future, of success, marriage…happiness. They were going to grow old by each other’s side.
But… “Kids are stupid.”
When tragic circumstances forced them apart, Dylan discovered that life wasn’t the fairytale he dreamed of; it was dark, difficult, saturated with pain and shame. Life wasn’t meant to be enjoyed, merely survived, but even that became a challenge.
Damaged, worthless, and disgusting, he saw no point to his pitiful existence…
Until he came face to face with the boy he used to love.
Successful, honourable, and happy, Cameron had achieved the future they planned. He was good, positive, popular…everything Dylan would never be. What would happen if Dylan let him back into his world? Would he destroy Cameron too? Would his poison push him away like everyone else?
“Everybody leaves.”
“They leave or they die.”
But what if…what if Cameron didn’t?-goodreads

My Thoughts: Oh Cameron and Dylan was just perfect even though it wasn’t closed to that. For fourteen years they were unseparated as best friends and couple. That was until another tragic hit Dylan and he was taken in foster care without saying goodbye to Cameron or no where he was going.

16 years later…

Cameron has become a chef like he always wanted to be and owns a restaurant. Now he’s very successful doing the job he loves and being around good friends. Dylan on the other hand couldn’t deal with his problems anymore with people keep leaving. So he got into drugs to forget, but that lead to stealing, lying, and selling himself to other men. So now they meet up again to different people then they used to be and its no picnic.

So now they have to deal with trying to be Cameron and Dylan again with all the baggage that was brought into the relationship. With Dylan having cravings to stopping, then relapsing and everything in between. That’s what I loved most on how real the story was and didn’t treat his heroin addiction as something that’s a quick fix. Its something he’ll always have the cravings and he’s working through it.

There should be more to this series especially if it involves Derek and Paul get together. I love there relationship in these book and how much sexual tension is between the two. If Nicola Haken does write another book PLEASE let it being them getting together.

So there is some drama and struggles which was handled the correct way for what was happening. The friendships and support system was beautiful to see and am glad that Nicola Haken didn’t shy away from it.

BOOK REVIEW: Tight End


Author: Devon McCormack

Format: Kindle

Page Count: 304

Summary: Its about a total player NFL player Tad Roarke who came out as a gay male and is getting death letters. Which his father and manger bring in Agent Bryce Finnegan who just got out of a undercover that went bad. Neither man wants to be in this situation, but decide to let it work. Neither thought it was becoming more than a working relationship but it did which lead to more drama.

MY THOUGHTS:

I really enjoyed this m/m storyline. There is no cheating though there is a ex that likes to be snobby when Tad runs into him. Also other than the drama of the mystery of who is killing outed gay people. Its pretty much who is going to break first with Tad and Bryce.

Tad is one of those how is shown in the media isn’t true, but he also didn’t try and tell the truth so it doesn’t help his image. Then there’s Bryce who just wants a desk job but now have to get used to body guarding a guy like Tad. However as the relationship grows into something Bryce is pushed into a life that he was not made for.

I like how realistic this book got. With the tension between Tad and his dad where Tad calls him by his first name. Then there is the fact that both Tad and Bryce have so many baggage that they helped each other.

For side characters Darren was my favorite though I feel like he was short changed a bit. He just wanted someone for himself and it didn’t happen which was heartbreaking. Also Tad’s dad was a hard ass who doesn’t seem to care for his son. However he does love him though he doesn’t always show it.

So other than a working on feeling both men have to deal with football season, backstabbing, being shot at, and adapting. I just simply loved this book and happy that I read this. I got this through kindle unlimited for free and if you want to try it out and have unlimited please give it a shot.