Sex & Mayhem 4: Red Hot by K. A. Merikan

Title : Red Hot                            Word Count : 105,000

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance / Dark Romance

Blurb : — Live fast. Die young. Fuck hard.—

Red Jack. Rude. Crude. Horny ginger mess. In love with… himself.

Loki. Deadbeat. Volatile. Stalker. Terminally ill. Fatally in love.

When it comes to men, Red Jack has three rules. The guy has to be hot, out of town, and not up for repeats. It’s a good way to keep the gay flings far away from the eyes of his brothers in the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club, and he will make damn sure it stays that way. When a hookup takes an ominous turn, and the sexy stranger turns up at his house, the heat is on. Loki invades his life and just won’t leave, wreaking havoc wherever he follows Jack, but getting rid of him becomes harder with every kiss.

The world crumbles around Loki when he finds out he has cancer. As if his life wasn’t shit enough already. With only a few months left, he decides to live to the fullest and get every last wish on his bucket list fulfilled. One of those is fucking the hot bearded biker he meets the same night he got the bad news. Big, confident, and dangerous, Red Jack is all Loki ever wanted in a man. After all, he deserves one last shot at love. Who cares if Red Jack is a stubborn, closeted asshole? Loki knows what he wants, and he won’t settle for anything less. Even if it kills him.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, criminal activity, hurt/comfort, abuse, sexual orientation issues, stalking, revenge, bucket list, coping with illness, first love

Genre: M/M dark erotic romance, suspense, drama

Length: ~105,000 words, standalone novel (HEA)

WARNING: Adult content. Explicit gay sex, strong language, graphic violence, abuse scenes, drug use. Reader discretion advised.

My Review : Another great installment in this series. This is definitely not your cute cookie cutter variety of gay romance. This is dark , brutal and uninhibited in it’s intensity. From the very beginning we are inundated in the outlaw’s lifestyle and what it truly means to be a member of the  Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club. Loki is  a desperate man who turns to desperate  measures. He has recently been told that he has a cancerous tumor in his brain and his life expectancy has been cut down to three measly months. Loki makes a bucket list that he has decided to try to fulfill. One of the things on the list is to indulge in his sexual fantasies with a hot redhead. He thinks he has found the perfect candidate in Red Jack. 

Red Jack is only interested in a quick hook up and he gets exactly what he needs from Loki. Red Jack sees himself as a stud, one who can get any woman he wants. One of his obsessions is trying to hookup with a stripper named Lucy.  He goes home dissapointed after another failed attempt with Lucy, only to find Loki waiting in the shadows of his house. This freaks Red Jack out and he throws the little twink out. It’s a pity he doesn’t know that Loki is a  precocious little shit who has already decided to take up residence in his home, life and eventually maybe in his heart. Jack is surprised and more than a little annoyed to find that Loki is back, and he has cleaned out the fridge and did some laundry for Jack. Jack gives in to the temptation to allow Loki to take care of his needs.

Loki is quickly becoming a nuisance when he shows up at Jack’s motorcycle club announcing that he is his boyfriend.  It is only Jack’s reputation as a stud and his quick lies saying that Loki is his crazy cousin that saves them.  Jack  knows these men are all rough tough guys who will not tolerate a gay member.  He is willing to protect his secret at all cost.

Their relationship is tumultuous to say the least. Loki is clingy and a little bit crazy, but he gives Jack something that nobody else had before. He gives him the recognition that a man of Jack’s stature deserves.  It is definitely an ego boost for someone to want Jack as much as Loki does. In a weird way , their relationship becomes solidified when Loki shoots Jack after he cheats on him. Even though Jack is beyond pissed, he is amazed that Loki is so overcome by passion for him. This opens up the lines of communication and they both reveal their secrets when Loki tells Jack that he is about to die. This really puts everything in perspective for him and gives him insight into why Loki is the way he is.

They become closer each day but Jack is still not ready to broadcast the fact that Loki is his boyfriend.  When they are caught in a compromising position by cops,  Jack is forced to explain to Sam his best friend,  another Coffin Nails member what went down. Sam is more open minded than most and he accepts Jack’s sexuality without too much of a fuss.

There is a lot of hilarity in this section of the book. Watching Jack become in tune with his feelings for Loki was a special treat. He is so protective and does crazy stuff to make Loki happy. Jack is so tender with Loki and he breaks a lot of his rules to let Loki know how much he is loved. Loki is dreading the end of his life,  but it turns out he doesn’t have cancer after all, but a hematoma something treatable. Jack does everything in his power to come up with the money to get the surgery that will save his man. It is obvious that with both their volatile  tempers they will never have an easy ride, but oh what a ride it will be. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Favorite Quotes : 1. Jack bit into Loki’s nape and rocked his hips back and forth. “Fuck yeah, I’m gonna cream you. Your slutty hole is gonna be fucking dripping with my cum.” The moment he said that, his moves intensified, and the easy rhythm turned into Jack slamming his cock in at a rapid pace. He tightened his grip on Loki’s hips, not giving him any room for movement. ( Nothing like a man who knows how to talk dirty, I love it 😉.)

2. Tell me how much you want my cock,” Jack gasped, fucking Loki into the mattress, his prick pulsing inside of Loki with Jack’s upcoming orgasm. “Oh, God,” rasped Loki. He grabbed his erection and started furiously jerking off to the rhythm of Jack’s thrusts. His insides were completely relaxed, yielding to the force that pushed them apart, only to sink deeper each time. He was being fucked bare by the best stud in town. “I wanted it to breed my ass the moment I saw it in the picture. You’re such a hot fucker, Jack…” ( Loki is so inhibited with Jack, especially when he knows he has nothing to lose.)

3. He leaned over Loki, uncaring if his back was sore from the inking. He needed to be closer, so he pushed away Loki’s hair and licked his sweaty nape. “And I love it. I love your slutty hole, always hungry for dick and cum…” Red Jack moaned when he came, covering all of Loki’s body with his and nuzzling the back of his head. It felt so motherfucking good to be squeezed by that tight ass, smell Loki’s hair, taste his sweat. It was exactly where he belonged in the universe. ( This is truly an awakening for Jack now that he has let go off a few hang ups.)

4.Oh, wow… that was the hottest thing ever,” he muttered, grabbing Red Jack’s shoulder and trying to pull him up. “I can feel you burning inside my ass…” “Oh, yeah? Here?” Red Jack pushed up Loki’s thighs and licked down his balls, all the way to his tender hole dripping with cum. It twitched violently, and Loki moaned so loud as if he were about to come again. His thighs tensed, his hands were back on Jack’s head, trembling.Oh, fuck… Jack that’s so good.” Red Jack flicked his tongue over the sensitive skin. He’d rimmed girls before, so he could as well enjoy himself with Loki however he pleased. Inspired by the moment, he pushed the bridge of his nose against Loki’s sac and hummed against the soft, relaxed anus. Loki gave those sexy, animal-like grunts with each of Red Jack’s movements. Completely at ease in his own skin, he greedily ground his ass against Red Jack’s mouth. ( Nasty, nasty boy 😉, oh I love it when guys get down and dirty. )

The Last Thing he Needs by J. H. Knight

Title : The last thing he needs                              Word Count: 76,763    

Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance   

Blurb :Tommy O’Shea is raising his seven younger brothers and sisters without any help from his drug abusing father and stepmother. Since he was fifteen years old, he’s managed to keep the children fed and out of foster care. It takes up every ounce of his energy and the last thing he needs is romance complicating his life further.

Rookie cop Bobby McAlister doesn’t belong in Tommy’s harsh world, but Tommy can’t push him out. As their unlikely friendship turns into a tentative relationship, they weather the daily storm of Tommy’s life with a lot of laughs and more than a few arguments.

Tommy isn’t used to trusting outsiders, and he’s never asked for help in his life. But when a tragedy strikes the O’Shea family and threatens everything he’s fought for, he’ll have to learn to do both to recover from the brutal hit.

My Review: Talk about a shitload of responsibilities. Tommy is a very caring older brother at 22 years old who takes care of his seven younger brothers and sisters. He is dirt poor but he tries to make an honest living as much as he can, he is very self less, always thinking and taking care of the needs of the little ones first. Tommy tries to be a hard ass all the time but he can’t always resist the charms of Bobby, the cop who is always coming to their house to check on things. Bobby sees through that veil that Tommy erects and sees how caring and loving he is to his siblings. Tommy lets Bobby into his life a little at a time. He realizes that being strong can come through letting go and allowing someone to help through difficult times.

Bobby had a hard time getting through Tom’s defenses but he kept on chipping away so that he could be the man that Tommy needed. It takes a near death experience for Tommy to finally open up and admits how he feels. I guess it takes death to kick some people in the ass, only it might just be too late. This book was very deep and it held a lot of harsh realities in today’s society, it was filled with the repercussions of drugs , alcohol and abuse. It is gritty as well as romantic, just a captivating read all around. Love can be found in the shittiest of places, and nobody deserves it more than Tommy and Bobby. They fought  and battled it out to a well deserved ending. The sex was hot enough, but to be honest I was more focused on the plot because it was just that compelling. It gets my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.