Last Stop by Lou Harper

Title : Last Stop                            Word Count : 53,171

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb :When love drifts into his life, danger isn’t far behind.

Sam Mayne’s life is as dull as the dishwater in his small-town Montana diner, and that’s just how he wants it. Quiet, uneventful, safe from his shadowy past. The breezy young drifter who answers his help-wanted ad makes him uneasy in ways he dare not examine too closely. Except he can’t help but be pulled in by Jay Colby’s spunky attitude, endless stories, and undeniable sex appeal.

Fresh off yet another romantic disaster, Jay doesn’t understand his attraction to the taciturn line cook, but there’s no fighting the chemistry that lands them in bed together. Where Sam’s subtly dominant streak takes command, and Jay delights in discovering the pleasures of his submissive side.

Safe in the assumption their relationship is temporary, neither lover holds back when the heat is on. Until Sam’s deadly past catches up with them with a vengeance, forcing him to drop the life he’s built, pick up his lover, and run. As danger cuts closer to the bone, Sam and Jay are forced to face the truth. About themselves, about the depth of their love—and the newly forged bonds that are about to be tested to the limit.

Warning: Contains enough sparks to ignite a sexual fire, ably fanned by the judicious use of some interesting props, as well as some butt-warming spanking. Sizzzzle.

My Review : The lonely drifter meets the mobster in hiding. From the very first moment Jay meets Sam, he is intrigued by the older, dangerous Sam. Sam has a very commanding presence, he is able to maintain his cool in any given situation.  Jay is fresh out of a disastrous relationship and he decides to never again be another man’s secret plaything. Sam needs a waiter and Jay needs a job and a temporary place to crash. Jay also wants into Sam’s bed and he doesn’t wait for an invitation.  He barges into Sam’s room to find him stroking his cock and he applies for the position.

 There are no games between these two, well not the underhanded kind anyway. Sam sees something in Jay that he needs , a willing submissive. Jay likes what he sees and even though he is a virgin to these kinky games, he decides to pick a ‘safe word’ with Sam’s encouragement. Sam introduces him to a whole new world involving bondage, spanking and hot wax. Turn the heat way up😈. Sam is truly a master, kinda makes me want to be submissive for him. Never tried wax play before, but the way Jay responded makes me want to give it a go. Can I tell you, the sex is fabulous between these two, they are living in the moment.  What they have is light and fun and not about entanglements. 

Before they can get too comfortable,  Sam’s mobster past catches up with him. They both have to go on the run , because the people who are after Sam mean business and they are definitely not above hurting Jay to get to him. Even on the run, these two find time to have fun with their kinky sexy games.  Sam uses sex in such a creative,  incentive driven way to get Jay to do as he is told in order to keep him safe. Fun times, gotta love  these incentives😊.

It is so much fun watching Sam train Jay to assimilate to their new nondescript life on the run. Sam is very efficient in getting Jay ready for a life of hiding.  I just love his rewards and punishments of sex that he uses on Jay. It is really great watching him introduce Jay to leather and cockrings. Sam slowly eases him into the BDSM lifestyle and Jay seems to like it all.

When the mobsters finally have Sam and Jay in their clutches, Sam realizes how crazy in love he is with his little ‘tiger’. Jay is definitely in love with his older lover and he plans on having a long life with him. Due to careful schemes and paranoid planning, they are able to get out with just scrapes and bruises.  I really liked these two characters and the sex scenes were very kinky and hot. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

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Title : Box of Nails: This Old House by Sean Michael

Title : Box of Nails: This Old House            Word Count : 36,500

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb :Devon used to be a server at the Hammer Club, the most exclusive BDSM club in town. But that was before he inherited a lot of money from his grandmother and decided to buy a big old house and convert it into apartments for Hammer Club waiters. It’s hard to find decent, affordable housing and he wants to do something good for his fellow twinks. Unfortunately the house is in much worse repair than he knew when he bought it and he’s slowly drowning under the weight of the demands from both the house, and the boys who live in it.

Enter Barney, the contractor Devon calls in for an emergency fix of the building’s pipes. Barney’s heard of the Hammer Club, in fact he’s saving up for a membership, but it’s going to take a while on his blue collar salary. He falls for Devon on the spot and can only hope the feeling is mutual. He also wants to make sure none of Devon’s twink friends are running roughshod over the man, and he’s determined to help.

Can they work together to find a way to keep Devon, and his old house, afloat?

My Review : From their very first conversation, Barney finds himself drawn to Devon and wants to take care of him.  Devon runs a house filled with twinks who work at the hammer club. This house is sort of a makeshift safe house where no Doms are allowed. It’s clear to see that Barney is a Dom and he is very interested in getting Devon to be his submissive. He can’t wait to take care of Devon and get these twinks to stop taking advantage of him as their landlord. Barney realizes that Devon is a hot mess when it comes to being a landlord and broken pipes seals their fate. I loved watching the relationship unfold between these two and the sex was super hot and constant. Sex like this would cause a friction burn, and oh what a way to burn 😉 .

Barney has his job cut out for him trying to make Devon see his own self worth.  Devon is very insecure and he looks at himself as a nobody. Barney makes it his point of duty to show Devon  how a sweet, caring, loving boy deserves to be treated by his Dom. Devon was so responsive to Barney’s stimulation and it was so much fun watching his passions unfurl even though he was a virgin. Barney is the perfect Dom for a virgin, he knows exactly how far to push Devon’s limits without being overly forceful. Devon was so eager to please Barney and this made for a sweet surrender and some really hot sex. I loved it all, the spankings, the bondage, the sex toys and even the denial of orgasms. For that reason , it gets my ratings of 5 – bring out the vibrators. 

 

Title: Forever Mates: Zus & Rue by Stormy Glenn

Title : Forever Mates : Zus & Rue                             Word Count : 31,896

 Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb: Zus took one look at the brown-haired beauty that walked into the bar with his friends and knew that he had found the perfect submissive. He just wasn’t sure the sexy little man was ready for his dominant brand of mating. Being in control was second nature to him and he wasn’t about to change that for Rue, even if the man was his forever mate.

Rue Tasquer had just about given up hope that he would find the perfect man to dominate him until he found a set of deep, piercing green eyes staring at him from across a bar. As eager as he is to find someone to accept him—kink and all—Rue quickly gives into the man’s demands and follows him for what turns out to be the beginning of something that will either make Rue the happiest man alive or send him running for his life.

My Review : Rue desperately needs someone to dominate him so that he can feel safe and warm. He is disappointed when he believes that Zus is not able to be what he needs. Zus is devastated when he realizes that Rue is rejecting him as his forever mate after he has bonded with him. Typical alpha male, he doesn’t realize that Rue is not a part of his  shifter world and doesn’t accept him as a forever mate, because he can’t fathom the significance of such an honor. It turns out all Rue needed was a good hard spanking, some handcuffs and some hot sweaty sex for things to be clarified for him. He really blossomed and opened under Zus’ domination. Zus recognized Rue as the perfect submissive from their lovemaking. Zus takes control to a whole different level and I was able to see the beauty in it. It must be so freeing to give someone so much control over your body, it made me so excited that I think I’ll give it a try ;). Zus was so vocal and I really love that, there is so much power in his words.

My one problem with this book was that, Ms. Glenn regurgitated the same incidents from the first book and just used a different character to tell the story. Therefore the dialogue was pretty much the same in the two books, I totally did not like that. I kinda felt like I wasted my money a little. I am a loyal fan and this made me very disappointed. Only because I’m loyal am I giving this one my ratings of 3 – it was just ok 😦 .