Heart ( Ballsy Boys 3) by K. M. Neuhold & Nora Phoenix

Title: Heart Word Count: 376 pgs
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb:How does a guy who vowed not to trust another man ever again end up falling for not one, but two men?

Some people might look down on being an adult star, but this job has been my salvation. It’s the only one that didn’t turn me away when learning about my criminal record.

After being screwed over by my ex, I vowed to never let another man close, but when my sweet, nerdy friend Mason asks for my help improving his skills in the bedroom, I can’t resist.

And then there’s my gorgeous yet grumpy parole officer who has made it his mission to save me. They both seem determined to test my resolve, and it’s getting harder and harder to remind myself why it’s so dangerous to trust.

** Heart is an MMM romance and the third book in the sexy, emotional Ballsy Boys series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s more fun reading the series in order. Contains one dorky nerd, a sexy parole officer, and a man who learns he’s worthy to be loved.

My Review: Heart is one of Ballsy Boys newest porn stars. Everyone sees this sexy tatted up bad boy and there is definitely a mysterious air around him. After being introduced to the sweet nerdy Mason, they have been hanging out together. Heart really likes to chill out with Mason, playing video games and just relaxing. It also helps that he finds Mason’s clumsiness kind of adorkable.

Mason is the nerdy best friend of Troy we met in book 1. Mason is shy, almost socially awkward, but he is oh so cute . He certainly pulls at our heart strings and we can certainly see why Troy, Rebel and Heart would feel protective towards him. Troy has suggested that Mason should hook up with Heart so he can gain back some of his confidence. Mason recently got out of a really bad relationship, his ex boyfriend Brad was mean, very critical of sweet Mason and very demeaning. Mason’s self esteem has definitely plummeted since he dated Brad. Even though they are finished, whenever memories of Brad pops up, Mason literally deflates. Troy and Rebel hijack Mason for a night out on the town in hopes that he will get back on the horse.

It becomes clear that Mason is out of his element. When a deep voiced sexy stranger says hello, he literally drops his drink out of shock. He is surprised when the guy introduces himself and seems interested in sticking around to talk about video games.Lucky goes for guys who are a bit shy and he really likes Mason and asks for his number. It is unfortunate that a work emergency comes up, but he knows he will try again with this sweet young thing.

When Lucky finally gets a chance to go on a date with Mason, it goes pretty well. They talk more about themselves and Lucky mentions that he is a former marine turned parole officer. The fact that Mason doesn’t freak out about his profession is a good sign for him. The date ends off with a sweet goodnight kiss and Mason who is nervous about his skills, feels like he has made a good impression. Mason knows for sure Heart would be proud of him. Heart has been giving him lessons on all things carnal so that Mason can get over his awkwardness of physical interactions. When he tells Heart about his date, he is excited that Mason is getting out there and getting more confident. However, there is a small twinge in his heart that nobody will ever want to date him given his past.

Heart has a complicated past. He is on parole after doing his time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Unbeknownst to him, his parole officer Lucky is the new guy that Mason is dating. There has always been a bit of sexual tension around Heart and Lucky. Straight -laced Lucky knows there is no way that he can get involved with a client. However , this doesn’t stem his overprotective feelings or make him care less. Heart doesn’t understand any other feelings outside of sex. He has always used his body or been used. He feels as if Lucky is always on his case just waiting for him to screw up. Although he feels a little bit attracted to the sexy parole officer, he hides behind a veneer of defiance.

It’s purely by accident that Lucky and Heart realize there is a common element between them. When Mason shows up unannounced, they are all shocked that they know each other. Looking at his two sexy men, bring forth Mason’s insecurities. He sees the sexual tension around these two and it makes him question why they would want a clumsy nerd around. He suggests that they should try to be together without him.

It is extremely interesting watching them navigate this newly formed triad which they’ve eventually settled on. Heart is complex because even though he is a confident porn star, he is also a young man who has been severely hurt and betrayed causing him to pay the ultimate sacrifice with his freedom. His self worth is fractured and it takes both his men to help pick up the pieces. Lucky comes up with the ingenious idea of taking sex out of their twosome for two months, so that they can foster a more meaningful relationship. That doesn’t mean all sexy times are out of the picture. It makes for a few very creative situations that become very explosive with Mason being in the middle. Mason grows with each of his experience with his two lovers and it’s beautiful watching this overly self conscious man blossom into a sexy butterfly. Lucky grows with his two men as well. From them, he learns how to be a little bit more laid back and to live in the moment. He learns how to appreciate the gray areas of life, whereas before he thought everything was black and white.

Their intricate relationship flourishes into a solid foundation. Heart is ready to acknowledge that they have something special and he decides to give love a chance. Lucky supports both his men, watching Mason achieve his dreams with his video game design and making it into a successful career. Lucky is able to get Heart’s criminal conviction expunged after discovering that Heart had been set up. Mason is the glue that holds it all together, he completes them. His innocence and pureness of heart, makes Heart and Lucky want to be the best partner for him. Their passion for each other was out of this world, causing many moments of spontaneous combustion. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.

Rebel ( Ballsy Boys 1) by K. M. Neuhold & Nora Phoenix

Title: Rebel Word Count:248 pgs
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb:”I don’t do relationships, I break them.” ~ Troy

If there’s one thing life has taught me it’s that everyone eventually leaves. But that’s okay because I have a strategy: no friends, no boyfriends, limit repeat hook-ups, no sleep overs, and above all leave them before they leave me. I’ve put my break-up skills to work doing others’ dirty work for them.
The last thing I expected when I agreed to do an embarrassing breakup song and dance was to end up on the doorstep of the very recognizable—and stupidly sexy—Rebel. When you meet a man like Rebel you’d be insane not to make a move. And just because he has me tossing out every single one of my rules doesn’t mean I’m in trouble, right?

“I’m everyone’s friend, but no one’s everything.” ~ Rebel

I love working for Ballsy Boys, but when you make the kind of videos I do relationships are pretty damn impossible. Besides, guys find me sexy and want to either be with me or be me, but no one has ever cared enough to see the real me.
Until I meet Troy. He has no problem whatsoever with my job, but he’s determined to keep me at a distance. For the first time, a hook-up alone is not enough. I want more with him. Hell, I want everything. But he resists at every step until I’m about ready to give up. What do I need to do to show him that this is real and worth fighting for?

***Rebel is the first book in the Ballsy Boys Series and is a super sexy MM romance with plenty of good times. While this book and this series do contain some instances of sex outside of the main relationships, they DO NOT contain cheating.

My Review: The life of a porn star is certainly not all glitz and glory. For Rebel, this life is lonely. For the most part he loves his job as a gay porn star. He especially loves the family they’ve created at Ballsy Boys, it’s not just a job. This lifestyle is not easy when it comes to having normal relationships. Rebel knows that all too well. He is reminded by this when he is faced with a break-up artist on his doorstep.

Being a break-up artist is what Troy does for a living. He does the dirty work at ending relationships for people who would rather not deal with the messiness of a break-up. This pays the bills and it’s helping Troy to pay for his degree in video game design. All his life, Troy has been pushed around from foster home to foster home. He’s never been able to depend on anyone, he’s the perpetual loner. His childhood has definitely shaped how he views the world. To put it lightly, he has commitment issues.This job is perfect for him and he’s a professional. That is until he’s faced with breaking up with his favorite pornstar. Troy is star struck and puzzled by who would want to break up with this walking demigod.

Rebel is a little disappointed to hear that his boyfriend wants to breakup. However, the blow is softened when Troy offers up himself on a silver platter. What is to be a one off hook-up blooms into a tentative friendship. Troy is very skittish and hesitant at first to call upon Rebel for help, but has no choice when a break-up job goes south. Rebel is happy to see that Troy considers him a friend. That’s the first time he sees Troy’s apartment. It is clear that Troy is a little uncomfortable, but Rebel works his magic and soothes Troy with some serious TLC ( touching, lusting and caressing).

Things continue to get hot and heavy between these two sexy lovers. Rebel invites Troy to go to his parents anniversary. For the first time Troy sees the beauty of family life. Rebel’s family is warm, accepting and very open about everything , especially Rebel’s porn career. This family leaves Troy yearning for things he gave up on when he was really young and innocent. Rebel is also yearning for that sweetness he gets a glimpse of hidden behind Troy’s sad eyes. Even though they agreed to keep things casual, Rebel is ready to place a label on their relationship. Rebel wants to be the one that Troy can depend on, he wants a future with him.

Rebel starts setting things in place so that they can have a future. First order of business for him is to take a step back from doing porn. Even though Troy has never said he has a problem with Rebel’s career, he decides to look into the creative side of the porn business instead. He talks to his boss Bear who is very excited to work with Rebel in that capacity.

When he shares his news, Troy is not as elated. Troy’s first reaction is to panic. He is upset that Rebel has changed the rules of the game. Fear is certainly guiding Troy’s path. He is afraid of not being good enough, most of all he fears rejection if Rebel finds him lacking. Deep down inside, Rebel knows this is the problem. He knows he is going to have to prove to Troy that things can work . After a week of radio silence from Troy, Rebel decides to lure him in with video sexting. Troy shows up on his doorstep within minutes and passionately attacks his sex god. Their passion culminates into cosmic orgasms, after which they talk about feelings. Troy is still running scared, but now its out in the open, Rebel is falling for him. He is anxious at the possibility of change, but if he is honest with himself he knows he’s already in love with Rebel.

Troy knows that he needs to take a chance on love. He makes a grand gesture by going to one of Rebel’s award shows. He makes his declaration of love and Rebel is ecstatic that his man has come this far. They know it’s not going be an easy road , but they are both ready to see what their forever looks like. For once in his life, Troy sees someone who is dependable and will love him unconditionally. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.