Tucker Springs 3: Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan

Title : Dirty Laundry                    Word Count :71,400

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the laundry table.

Though Denver’s job as a bouncer at a gay bar means he gets his pick of geek-sexy college twinks, he can’t get Adam out of his head. Adam seems to need the same rough play Denver does, and it’s damn hard to say no to such a perfect fit.

Trouble is, Adam isn’t just shy: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and clinical anxiety, conditions which have ruined past relationships. And while Denver might be able to bench-press a pile of grad students, he comes from a history of abuse and is terrified of getting his GED. Neither Denver nor Adam want to face their dirty laundry, but to stay together, they’re going to have to come clean.

My Review : Denver and Adam’s relationship starts out hot and heavy from the beginning.  This is so weird and insanely hot, since they are strangers that meet for the first time in a laundromat. They are complete opposites and they complement each other perfectly.  Adam is a PhD student studying hawk moths, who has a severe case of OCD and panic attacks.  Denver is a gym junkie who is extremely ripped , works as a bouncer and has a learning disability.  One thing is for sure, Denver is the perfect Dom for Adams submissive nature.

Both these characters are very lovable and I can really feel the chemistry between them. This is the kind of dominant/submissive relationship I love to see. Their relationship shows the outside world and how it plays out, rather than being inundated  with aspects of the BDSM lifestyle that leaves me puzzled. Adam’s OCD plays a major role in who he is as a person and how he reacts to the environment and navigate relationships in his everyday life. His OCD  stems from spatial infringement, which causes him to have panic attacks if someone is in his private space or even public space for too long. It is hard for him to not categorize space according to where people belong. This made for a very interesting read as it led to the main characters having sex in some unusual and very public spaces which was highly entertaining and erotic.

Adam and Denver finds themselves in a relationship that they both need even though they hide their insecurities from each other. Adam is afraid to let Denver know about his OCD and Denver doesn’t  want to admit that his learning disabilities is holding him back. Adam gives Denver the freedom to be in charge through spankings and deep throat fucking which allows him to enter subspace and create a free zone from worries about pain  attacks and OCD. I really enjoyed watching Denver trying to cull Adam’s OCD with his dominant nature.

Once they were able to admit to each other  their deepest insecurities , they were able to navigate their relationship with fluidity. They developed a bond so strong that stood the test of time and was able to hold up under the pressures of their personalities.  I totally loved this book and I embraced their happily ever after right along side them. Perfect couple, perfect sex,  it really hit the spot. Yeah, that spot 😉. I give this my ratings of 5 – bring out the vibrators. 

Favorite Quotes : 1. “That’s right.” The finger breaching Adam pushed deeper, and Adam moaned again. “This is all you have to do. Don’t worry about who’s watching. I’m watching. I’m watching my finger go into your ass, watching you spread open for me. You gonna take my cock next, sweet thing? You gonna moan all over my folded clothes while I fuck you?” The finger fucked Adam gently but insistently. “Right here on the table where everyone can see?” (There is nothing hotter than being commanded to do dirty things to your body while someone else has the pleasure of watching 😀.)

2. Denver laughed, a wicked sound. “Yeah. You like this. You like this more than you want to admit. Ass in the air in a laundromat, finger-fucked by a guy you just met. Humping my laundry.” Another slap, another groan from Adam. “There you go, boy. Make noise. I like to hear noise. I know you want my cock in your ass, right here on this table, but it ain’t happening until you make more noise.” This time the slap stung, going straight to Adam’s cock. “Come on. Let me hear it. ( Sex with a stranger, kinda hottt😈. )

3. Resting his weight on the soft, clean mat Denver had spread out, Adam reached around and dutifully played with his asshole for Denver’s enjoyment. He pulled his cheeks apart and flexed his hole. He held himself open to be filled with lube, and then he greased himself with it, first fucking himself and then fucking and spreading himself, encouraged by the appreciative noises and occasional slaps Denver gave his ass and thighs. They never hurt, but they jarred him, reminding him this was for Denver, that he was for Denver, that his ass and its spreading and fucking was all for Denver. Adam wanted to be like this for Denver forever, the world simplified and held away by the iron sides of the truck and Denver’s size, strength, and softness. Because he wasn’t hard, not right now. He was soft, relaxed, enjoying the porn show Adam gave him, commenting on how good he looked with his hole stretched and his three fingers fucking hard in and out. Adam whimpered and gave him more, gave him what he wanted, what he seemed to need, but mostly what he asked for. ( Too hot to handle. I love it.)

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Special Delivery 1: Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan

Title : Special Delivery                                                    Word Count :94,830

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : When your deepest, darkest fantasy shows up, get on board.

Special Delivery, Book 1

Sam Keller knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa—not while he’s busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom.

Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent, long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting quickly leads to a fling, and when Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance for adventure.

Mitch is sexy, funny and friendly, but once they embark on their journey, something changes. One minute he’s the star of Sam’s every x-rated fantasy, the next he’s almost too much a perfect gentleman. And when they hit the Las Vegas city limit, Sam has a name to pin on Mitch’s malady: Randy.

For better or for worse, Sam grapples with the meaning of friendship, letting go, growing up—even the meaning of love—because no matter how far he travels, eventually all roads lead home.

This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

Warning: This story contains trucker fantasies, threesomes and kinky consensual sex.

My Review : Sam is shy, a little naive and a whole lot of kinky. He first meets Mitch outside the pharmacy his family owns in small town Iowa. Mitch is everything he ever wanted in a man . He is definitely something out of a fantasy, a trucker fantasy at that. Mitch is intrigued by this little ray of sunshine and he propositions Sam for a roll in the back of his semi. He is a long haul trucker who knows exactly what to do with a sexy little package like Sam. Sam is hesitant at first but he knows this is a once in a life time opportunity.  Mitch rocks Sam’s world and tilt it on  it’s axis. Their time together is explosive and it’s nothing like Sam had ever experienced in the fumbling hookups that he has in dirty bathrooms with the straight guys who exploits him. 

Sam is a very complex character though, because he doesn’t really see himself as a victim. He actually likes being exploited and degraded by these straight guys. He feels a sense of power in these acts of degradation. Mitch realizes he has found a kindred spirit and he wants to foster their bond, but he is going to have to trust himself while helping Sam to own this slutty part of his nature. Sam follows his heart and decides to leave his life behind and run away with Mitch who is a virtual stranger. He feels comfortable with Mitch on one level,  but this also makes him feel awkward because he is ashamed of being a little slut for Mitch.

Mitch opens up a whole new world of play and BDSM for Sam. Mitch is scared of pushing Sam to his limits because he has had a previous bad experience.  Sam needs Mitch’s guidance in this new foray of his sexual journey. Mitch introduces toys and threesomes to Sam who takes to it like a moth to a flame. Although Mitch tries hard to prod Sam gently in the right direction , Sam is easily overwhelmed. Despite all this, Sam let’s Mitch know that he trusts his judgement and he wants Mitch to force his inner sluttiness out and let him feel free in embracing all his dirty little deeds.

Their relationship becomes volatile when they start having really intense feelings for each other. They are both  unsure of what they are feeling towards each other and this causes sparks to fly, not necessarily in a good way. They are both vulnerable as they are walking into uncharted territory. Mitch has tried to turn a new leaf by changing his life over the last couple years from picking up prostitutes at truck stops . His relationship with Sam is similar,  but ultimately different because of the feelings he has experienced with his sweet Sunshine. Other truckers who knew Mitch’s character cast aspersions on their relationship.  This heightens Sam’s self doubts and causes him to have recriminations about being slutty with Mitch. Sam questions if it’s even possible to have  something long term with his trucker or is it just a pipe dream. Sam yearns for Mitch to clarify their relationship status. However, he doesn’t ask out of fear of losing the easy camaraderie that they have.

They start to tread on a slippery slope when they try to introduce a third in their sexual endeavors.  They meet up with Randy who is Mitch’s ex fuck buddy/ rival/best friend and everything kinda goes south. There is a lot of history between Randy and Mitch, there is some residual hurt feelings, tension but most of all sexual attraction. They are not exactly sure what they mean to each other,  but one thing is for sure, they mix like oil and water. Randy makes it clear that he wants Mitch’s Sunshine and Sam albeit a little bit jealous, wants to explore the possibilities with Randy. Mitch gets off on watching,  and he can’t wait to see the fireworks between Randy and Sam.

Their threesome is filled with explorations involving spreaders, a sex swing, toys and a hot double penetration of Mitch and Randy in Sam’s ass. Most importantly, their threesome made reparations to a friendship that had been torn apart and filled with tension. Their threesome leveled the emotional playing field, helping everyone to know where they stand with each other.  Their threesome was exceedingly hot, raunchy and primitive and it was all about acknowledgement and acceptance of their kink.

Alas, all good things must come to an end. After they finished their cross country trip, Sam decided to go back home and tie up some loose ends, despite wanting to stay forever with Mitch.  It is a bittersweet moment and they make sweet passionate love to each other. I guess the saying is true that absence makes the heart grows fonder. Sam realized that he is truly in love with Mitch, but he is still fearful of what the future holds. It takes a kick in the ass from Randy to get them back on the straight and narrow. After all is said and done, Mitch got his Sunshine and Sam gave Mitch the home he has been  searching for,  because for Mitch home is not a place, but rather where the heart lives. I give this my ratings of 5 – bring out the vibrators. I can’t wait to read Randy’s story.

Favorite Quotes : 1. “Then I would lick it, Sam. I would lick your hot little hole until you were pushing back against me, same as in the trailer, and then, then, baby, I would spread you wider and push my tongue inside you. Way in, honey. Maybe you didn’t know, but my lips were sucking at your pucker the other day, and I licked you as high up as I could. I licked you and fucked you, sweet thing, until you were mush, and then I listened to you sing same as right now. Only a lot, lot louder.”(Ooh la la, If you’ve never had phone sex with lots of dirty talk , you are missing out😉.)

2. “I wanted to fuck you when I woke up. I wanted to turn you over and lick you, and eat you out, and I wanted to fuck your mouth.” ( Sex shouldn’t be prim and proper. This is what sex is all about, getting down and dirty. )

3.Mitch had eaten Sam out before, but not while someone else held him open, not while Sam leaned over someone else’s knees, spreading on command. Mitch had never been this slow, this maddening, as he ran his tongue up and down him, sometimes sliding over to lick Randy’s fingers too. Randy pulled Sam tauter, forcing him open almost to the point of pain, and then Mitch entered him, slick and soft and wet, and Sam groaned and opened even farther, surrendering to them. Randy was harsher than Mitch. Randy enjoyed talking, and while Mitch tongue-fucked him, Randy talked about Sam’s hole, and how he wanted to fuck it, and how he admired the way he clenched, how good Sam looked. He talked about the toys he’d use on him, about how he’d tie him down on a bench, spread his legs wide and spank him with a paddle with a dildo rammed deep inside him, fucking him with every blow. His words were sharp and hard, and some of them were scary and more than Sam wanted. But they were just words, he realized. That was Randy. He fucked your head as much as your body. He found the edges in your mind and tried to send you over them. ( They couldn’t have found a better third than Randy. He is raunchy and wild and has no sense of boundaries. Randy is the perfect person to push them both to their limits.)

Minnesota Christmas 2: Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan

Title : Sleigh Ride                                                     Word Count : 71,464

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : The way to a man’s heart is on a sleigh.

Minnesota Christmas, Book 2

Arthur Anderson doesn’t want anything to do with love and romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to play Santa in his mother’s library fundraising scheme. He knows full well what she really wants is to hook him up with the town’s lanky, prissy librarian.

It’s clear Gabriel Higgins doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a boyfriend, as anyone at all. But when Arthur’s efforts to wiggle out of the fundraiser lead to getting to know the man behind the storytime idol, he can’t help but be charmed. The least he can do is be neighborly and help Gabriel find a few local friends.

As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the way to happily ever after.

Warning: Contains a feisty librarian, a boorish bear, small town politics, deer sausage, and a boy who wants a doll.

My Review : Gabriel is a prim and proper librarian. He is a director of a small town library that is seriously underfunded. Arthur is well despised by Gabriel because of his man whore status. Gabriel sees Arthur as  a cloddish, boarish  red-haired oaf that he simply finds unattractive. Arthur is roped in by his mother to play Santa and do a sleigh ride. She plans to use them in a fundraiser that will revamp the library. Gabriel is slotted to play Santa’s little elf and he is so not amused. Arthur hates the idea as well and he definitely has no plans to work with the prudish skinny librarian who he finds equally unattractive. 

Arthur sets out to Gabriel’s house so that they can try to figure out a way out of their mess. He pretty much forces himself into Gabriel’s house which pisses him off and brings out his prim and prudish side. Gabriel is so angry he tries to hit Arthur. Arthur glimpses something in Gabriel and decides to test his theory. He pins Gabriel’s arms behind his back and watches him squirm, but deep behind  the nerdy glasses he sees undeniable lust. This grabs his interest and gets him hot for the prim librarian. They play out a consensual non-con scene,  and this really brings out Gabriel’s naughty side . As soon as they are done, Gabe immediately feels ashamed for acting on his needs. He starts building up his walls, but Arthur decides to wear him down.  Arthur sees something in Gabe that calls to a side of himself that he thinks is too perverse to let out. He wants to unleash all his non-consensual dominance on Gabriel and he is almost sure that Gabe is just the man who can accept his kink.

Gabriel has a hard time embracing what he likes sexually. He keeps vacillating between prim and proper and naughty sex kitten. This makes for some really hot sexual exploits between these two. Arthur realizes that he has fallen for the librarian but he doubts that he will ever be good enough for Gabe. Gabe proves to him that he is more than worthy.  Arthur helps Gabe to reconcile the two halves of himself and they both live happily in small town USA. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Favorite Quotes : 1. Arthur unbuttoned Gabriel’s shirt halfway down and laved his nipple. “You’re gonna moan like a little whore for me, honey. Spread your legs for me and hold them open.” ( Nothing like a little dirty talk role play during sex😊.)

“That’s right. Keep struggling, sweetheart. Show me how much you want me to fuck you. Wiggle and cuss and fight. Gonna suck you. Gonna make you scream. Gonna make you beg me.( Non-con role-playing can be some of the hottest sex.)

Gabriel bucked, the shock of Arthur’s wet tongue short-circuiting him. Arthur held him down, trapping his shins with his knees. He buried his face deeper, humming into Gabriel’s hole. Fucking him with his tongue, rubbing the burning ring with the pads of his thumbs. Filling him with spit. Laving his taint with the fat width of his tongue. Tickling his ass with his beard. Slapping his ass cheek like a bongo drum. (Frigging hottt.)

Sex is an exploration of yourself and your partner. Sex is fun. But more than anything, baby, sex is who you are. I’ve seen that part of you, and I love it. But you have to love it too.”( The greatest definition of sex.)

 

Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan

Title : Dance With Me                Word Count : 113,505

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Ed Maurer has bounced back, more or less, from the neck injury that permanently benched his semi-pro football career, but every time he turns around, dance instructor Laurie Parker is in his way. But when a bargain lands him as an assistant in Laurie’s ballroom dancing class, everything changes.

As Laurie and Ed lose themselves in dance, their lives continue to spin around them: Ed’s injury makes it clear he’s nowhere near recovery, Laurie feels the pressure by friends and family to perform once more, and the community center that has become such an important part of both their worlds threatens to close. Alone, they haven’t had the strength or spirit to face what life has hurled at them. But as the turns of their personal paths lead them time and again to one another, Ed and Laurie begin to think that if they dance this dance together, they might be able to succeed.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: exhibitionism/voyeurism, male/male sexual practices.

My Review : From the word go , this book had me on edge waiting to see what would happen next. I was riveted and very invested in the characters when I first met them.  Laurie is the stereotypical gay boy, limp wristed high energy  dancer,  everything that Ed despises since he is trying to break that gay stereotype by being a macho semi pro football player. Ed and Laurie butt heads right off the bat. Ed sees Laurie as high strung and prissy while Laurie sees Ed as a neanderthal who is very  crude. Once they get over their confrontation and start getting to know each other, they realize how attracted they are to each other.

They’ve both suffered trauma in their professional lives and this is heart-rending for both of them, because playing football and dancing is tied to their sense of self. When they lose this, they lost a vital part of who they are at their core. It is only through each other and being together that they have regained  some of what was lost. Laurie’s strength shines through his vulnerability and Ed ‘ s strength comes from his acceptance of change in his life. They really complemented each other perfectly,  because they pushed each other to live again despite their life choices and changes. 

This book was all about learning to live with ourselves and in the context of our new realities when trauma displaces our dreams. It shows us how love can pop up when we least expect it and how the unknown often holds the key to our future. Laurie was able to let go, live and truly love Ed who opened up his world to new possibilities with his cocksure personality which often led them to some very sexy situations. Loved this one. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.  

Favorite Quotes : 1. His finger pulled out, and he gripped the sides of Laurie’s ass again, pulling him open, and Laurie shut his eyes, shaking, knowing Ed was looking at him, wanting him. He let him look, and when he had the courage, he bent forward a little more, spreading himself, a silent invitation. Yes. Yes, Ed. Look at me. Have me. (Sometimes the act of teasing and being a voyeur is even hotter than the act of sex.)