Long Haul by Bruce Rose

Title : Long Haul                                       Word Count :32,880
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb:He’d only ever taken the short run…

Ryker Bacca had seen plenty of lot lizards at the truck stops along his route, but he preferred the anonymity of the restroom glory hole. In and done with each man getting what he needed. But this time was different. Not only did the guy on the other side have a mouth made of pure magic, but he managed to make Ryker break his number one rule: never get involved.

Once he’s in, Ryker can’t seem to say no to the blond-haired, blue-eyed cutie Jody Wilson. It isn’t long before Ryker’s breaking all his rules, and finding a connection with the one person in the world who seems to understand him. Irresistible temptation lures him deeper, but the last thing Ryker expected was to find a man worth the long haul.

My Review: Ryker is getting one of the best blow jobs he has ever had at a truckstop gloryhole when he is rudely interrupted. The young man Jody has quite the homophobic prick for a brother. Ryker intervenes when Jody’s older brother start punching and kicking him.Jody’s brother leaves him stranded at the truckstop without any money at all. Ryker sees that Jody is devastated and tries to help him out of his predicament by taking him along for the ride. Even though Ryker is very attracted to the 23 year old Jody , he decides not to take advantage of him. He is very hesitant to take Jody with him on his long haul , because he knows that it will test his willpower and he is so very right. Jody tries to get with Ryker at every opportunity. Jody is very attracted to the big mountain man, but he also knows that Ryker is the only thing stopping him from being homeless.
Ryker finds a few odd jobs for Jody to do, such as sorting out his paperwork and organizing the space in the rig. Jody proves his efficacy by doing the jobs properly, but what he really wants is to service Ryker in the back of his truck. Things really heat up between them when Jody finds Ryker’s stash of smutty books. Jody is very intrigued by the dog-eared bookmarked pages and his aim is to act on these fantasies. Ryker is only just a man and it soon becomes really hard to resist Jody. They have a very compelling chemistry and Ryker tries to ease Jody gently into his first time.
Jody sees Ryker for the big gentle bear that he is. While waiting and teasing each other in the truck, they find a deeper connection with each other that goes beyond a simple hookup. Ryker sees beyond Jody’s innocence that he is a sensual lover who can also be a freak in his bed. The heat between these two is so intense and they really heat up the pages with all the dirty talk ,rimjobs and blowjobs thrown in.
Once they start settling into something that feels like a relationship, trouble soon comes their way. Jody’s brother alleges that Ryker has kidnapped his ‘mentally unstable’ brother. Jody has a hard time proving Ryker’s innocence. In the end, he provokes his brother into showing his true colours. Finally, they are free to go and Ryker can’t wait to start his long haul with Jody and their stray dog Marshmallow. This was a really hot little package and I can’t wait to read more from this author. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.

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.)

Mossy Glenn Ranch 5: Riding & Regrets by Bailey Bradford

Title : Riding & Regrets               Word Count : 54,228

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Jody Bates just wanted to fit in and forget his past, but you can’t escape everything.

Jody Bates had a hard life as a kid, but he’s moved past that and is making a home for himself at the Mossy Glenn. Sometimes he smarts off, but he’s young, and he’s learning.

What he hasn’t learned yet is that you can never completely escape your past.

Jody has a few blank spots, things he can’t quite remember. Like a lot of kids, he did some stupid things and figures he’s lucky to have come out relatively unscathed. Sure there’s a scar here and there, but on the whole, he’s doing just fine.

But something that happens brings about an enormous change in his life. Jody finds himself with a kid he didn’t know he’d fathered and memories trying to surface about the drug-filled night the child had to have been conceived. Jody, at twenty, is overwhelmed and more scared than he’s ever been in his life.

Noel Cuthbert needed a change. He was tired of the bar scene, tired of getting dumped. He seemed to have a six-month expiration date per relationship. The last guy almost broke him in more ways than one, and moving across the country had sounded like a brilliant idea when he’d first thought of it.

Now he’s in Ashville, Montana, and his Aunt Gertie is doing everything she can to talk him into staying. She needs his help, and Noel needs to be needed.

And he’s never seen anyone who needs him more than the young man who walks into Gertie’s daycare with a screaming toddler on his hip.

My Review : The cocky young man we were introduced to in the previous book is no more, Jody has made a complete 360. I guess finding out you are a dad for a beautiful little girl will shake anyone’s foundation, especially when you are a gay man who can’t remember ever having sex with a woman. Prissy is a little cherub who looks so much like Jody. All the cowboys on the ranch dotes on this little beauty. Everyone is really great about letting bygones be bygones and they really step up and help Jody with Prissy.

Jody meets Noel for the first time  when he takes Prissy to Daycare. Noel is new in town and he’s staying with his Aunt Gertie who owns the daycare. Noel is sweet and caring . He is instantly attracted to Jody ‘ s red hair , freckles and that sexy, wiry little body.  Noel is surprised by his attraction since he decided  to forgo relationships for awhile. His last boyfriend tried to snuff out his life while he proceeded to rape him. Noel has terrible nightmares and he lives in fear when his ex Clive threatens to come after him and finish the job.

As Jody and Noel gets closer, Noel opens up and Jody goes through a whole gamut of emotions.  Jody is a virgin and his innocence is refreshing. Noel is very happy to be the one to help this beautiful man in his explorations. The sex is mind blowing between the two and brings about scintillating reactions. Jody opens up to Noel about his past as well. Being ostracized by his family has not been easy for Jody and that’s why even as young as he is, all he ever wanted was to create his own family. Jody and Noel realise that they are both craving the same thing and it works out well since they already have their prepackaged insta-family. Jody is still amazed how quick the ranch family that they have fallen into is quick to rally whenever there is a problem. The cop Ian and the trio’s FBI friend from the Xxchange take care of Noel’s problematic ex boyfriend Clive.

I really liked the introduction of a little princess on the ranch. Jody and Noel has started a beautiful foundation that has a lot of potential to flourish. The sex scenes were very vivid and very sensual. This is one of my faves from this series. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.

Favorite Quotes : 1. Noel tongued his hole until it was soaked with spit and softened up, the muscles relaxing for him. He pushed his tongue in then, and Jody howled, that ring clenching as the scent of spunk hit the air.  Jody went down with a soft thump, his hand pinned beneath him. Noel followed him, laving that tight pucker. He kept at it while Jody lay still except for the shivers that raced down his length. He was still licking and working his tongue in and out of that hole when Jody whimpered, his hips moving as he started fucking himself on Noel’s tongue.

Warrior Camp 2: Love’s Indecision by Flynn Eire

Title : Love’s Indecision                 Word Count : 31,192

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Matteo Dominguez spent centuries performing his duty with honor and dedication, never letting anything sway him from his responsibilities. When Nate Hathus comes into his life as a pre-transition warrior, everything Matteo has worked for is put into jeopardy. Matteo desires Nate more than he does anything in his life, even his duties as a warrior instructor.

When Nate seduces Matteo, he’s helpless to stop the man, his heart and libido guiding him down a path he’s afraid may end in his destruction. Nate has yet to go through his transition and the feelings he has now may not be those he has afterwards. Matteo agrees to see where things lead despite Nate’s assurance that he will still care for Matteo no matter what.

But when Nate’s transition doesn’t go as planned, Matteo is faced with a terrible decision. Does he save Nate’s life and risk having a mate who might not want him? Or should he risk losing the only man he’s ever loved?

My Review : Matteo,  the centuries old vampire warrior has been  in love with Nate, the pre-transition vampire student for some time. He has watched him from afar and tried to resist tempation. This plan goes all to hell when the precocious Nate decides to approach and bombard Matteo while he is naked in the shower. There is not much that can be done to stave off a nymph set on seduction when Matteo’s resolve is already severely tested. Matteo gives in and they both have splendid orgasms as soon as they touch. Matteo stands strong and stops short of giving Nate the mating bite. He explains to Nate that it was a mistake that cannot be allowed to happen  again. Nate flees with tears streaming down his face. He can’t believe the man he loves has rejected him.

After a few days of walking around like a zombie, Matteo’s best friend Dimitri tackles him about the tension with Nate. Dimitri and his mate Alexander urges Matteo not to make the same mistakes that caused them so much emotional turmoil when they got together. Matteo decides to try to talk to Nate so that they can figure things out, but he gets sidetracked by his duties when Lance,  the troublemaker from book 1 goes into his transition on his 25th birthday. He spends the whole night trying to help Lance through his difficult time and finally crashes once Lance has been through the worst.

Once he is rested , he sets out looking for Nate in his dorm that he shares with Lance. On  his way there, he hears Nate screaming and he is just in time to pull Lance off before he rapes Nate. Matteo is beyond angry and he challenges Lance, a challenge he will definitely win. The winner of these warrior challenges has the right to violate and demean the loser sexually in front of all the Warriors.  So said , so done, Matteo decides to fuck Lance into submission and teach him a lesson. This scene was really hot and truly worthy of voyeurustic heaven. It was only after finishing, that he noticed how much Lance enjoyed himself and Nate was just in time to see the impressive finale. Nate runs away hurt and upset by what he sees as a betrayal. As much as Matteo wants to be upset at Lance, he realized that maybe everyone has misconstrued Lance’s attitude.  He sees Lance for the lonely , misguided little boy that he is on the inside. Matteo forgives Lance and understands that it is a possibility that he didn’t truly want to hurt Nate, but rather that he was confused with all the tumultuous emotions colliding in his new post-trans body.

Another crisis pops up when he goes looking for Nate; Nate has started his transformation early. Nate is scared and Matteo tries to soothe him as best as he can. He stays with him throughout it all and when Nate’s humongous post trans body is revealed, he begs Matteo to claim him as his mate. Although Matteo thinks this is a bad idea , he does it to prove how much he loves Nate. Soon afterwards, Nate delivers his rejection of Matteo by telling him he wants to explore with other guys sexually . Matteo is devastated by this turn of events. It takes him a few days of licking his wounds before he realizes that rather than take Nate’s words as rejection, maybe he can join his mate in exploration. 

Nate and Matteo decides to add a third to play with. They try Rune, but when they are done they realize that Rune is too much into pain for their liking and they aren’t interested in the D/s lifestyle. This actually strengthens their bond with each other , helping them to appreciate their love for each other.  It so happens that Lance offers himself for them to play with and this created a super sexy scene for all involved. Ooh la la, to be a fly on that wall😉. Matteo and Nate were very considerate of Lance’s needs, while at the same time they had their own private moment connecting as only true mates can. I guess it’s true that the couple that plays together , stays together. I see longevity in this couple’s future. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Favorite Quotes : 1. No, we just want to rim your hole together,” Nate snickered before leaning over and licking Lance’s ass. “He tastes different than you do, Matteo.” “Let me taste,” I purred as I leaned forward and slid my tongue into Nate’s mouth. When we moved apart, we moved down to Lance’s ass and both started to lick his hole. “Oh fuck, you guys are going to kill me,” Lance moaned as we continued to open up his ass with our tongues. “Please, fuck me already!” (Hot, hot, hot, 😉 do try this at home.)

Love in Xxchange 9: Where There’s a Will by Bailey Bradford

Title : Where There’s a Will             Word Count : 73,553

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Three men who’ve given up on love find it in the most unexpected place.

A rough cowboy, a sassy spitfire, and a bartender—they sound like the start of a joke, but there’s nothing funny about the way Carlos feels when a sexy spitfire of a man blows him a kiss.

Carlos came down to Texas from the Mossy Glenn Ranch in Montana to deliver some bad news to his former boss Nick. Just one problem, his GPS unit is a lying POS. It keeps having him drive in circles and nagging him to turn in impossible places.

Then a man blows him a kiss, and reawakens a part of him Carlos thought was dead and gone. He’s a middle aged cowboy, tired and unemployed, yet when he stops for directions and sees the sexy spitfire getting jacked off by one very handsome, stacked bartender, it’s a jolt to his libido.

When Will and Troy invite him to play and make it clear they aren’t a couple, they’re just strangers like his is to them, Carlos just can’t resist.

But each of them have secrets, pain and desires, needs and hopes. Will is hated by most the town residents, Troy can’t accept his own needs, and Carlos has let his past control him for almost two decades. Can they find what they need together and in themselves? Is such a thing possible?

My Review : This was a jam packed sexy ass book. It started with a bang, banging through the middle and ended with a bang. Usually, I am not really a fan of threesomes, I think someone always gets left out and that feelings and emotions are not reciprocated equally. I am so wrong and I am so sorry that I waited so long to read this one. I shouldn’t have expected anything less from Bailey Bradford who is truly a magnificent author. I really love this series, but I wasn’t too keen on Will at first. Will can be a little bit abrasive and he comes off super slutty. It just goes to show that everyone deserves a second and third chance even. 

The three of these men complemented each other perfectly.  Will is the carefree young man who has hidden baggage and uses sex as an outlet. Troy is the sexy , tough bartender who deals only in one night stands and fears being judged as less than a man. Then finally, we have Carlos, the older serious sexy as hell cowboy. They really make their threesome relationship work by opening up to each other and being fearless when trying new things. Carlos was the top dog that pushed the trio in the right direction where they all needed to be. Will was the glue,  he was the small one that needed love ,protection and a little bit of pain from his two handsome hunks. Troy seemed strong but he was the most vulnerable one who was so afraid of embracing his true nature for fear of being hurt and demeaned. Carlos and Will saw how much Troy needed to let go and be tied up and dominated. Carlos was the perfect man to carry out the task and Will was willing and ready to be the example of showing the freedom , joy and ecstasy of being tied up.

 This led to numerous amazing sexual exploits with these three sexy men. It caused my temperature to rise and my blood to boil in my veins in a very good way. There was a really hot double penetration scene that really revved my engines. The logistics of that kinda thing doesn’t compute in my brain , but it leaves me very very curious and makes me want to aspire to such endeavors😉. 

Will is one of the strongest of the three, not physically strong but emotionally. He is a little insecure and he has some issues to work through. He uses pain , spankings and every aspect of the BDSM lifestyle as a way of release and he embraces himself wholeheartedly.  This experience is very cathartic for Will and it brings out the strength  in Carlos to accept his need to dominate and for Troy, it allows him to realize something that he has always wanted for himself which is to be dominated without fear or shame. It was quite clear to all three involved that they were the real deal,  they were really in love and they totally got each other. This was a great finale to this series, I really have to go back and do reviews on the previous books. I forgot how much I loved the men from the Xxchange. I give this my ratings of 5- bring out the vibrators .You’ll definitely need it. 

Favorite Quotes : 1.  Yep, he was gonna die and go to wherever happy little sluts went, except he was only a slut for these two now, which wasn’t the point. ( You really gotta love someone who embraces themselves wholeheartedly.  Will is totally free , he knows what he wants and he does everything to get it.)

2. “Give him a good ride, get your ass warmed up for me.” “Jeez,” Will gasped as he started a slow rhythm, “Gonna make me come with that dirty talk. You know I love it.” (There is something to be said about the art of dirty talk, mm mm mm makes me want to cream my pants😇.)

Pushed by E.M. Leya

Title : Pushed                                  Word Count :49,065

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb :Tyler really needs the advertised nursing job after the recent break-up left him with nothing more than a bag of clothes and his car. To his surprise, the child he thought he would be caring for turns out to be a fully-grown, angry, young man who appears to be busy feeling sorry for himself.

Jason is more than fed up at his mother’s attempts to coddle him while he is fighting his own demons. When the new nurse appears, he tries to send him packing straight away. He doesn’t need or want anyone’s help.

The two strike a deal to help them with their situation, working together to try and piece back their broken lives and find a way to move forward.

Overcoming their differences and finding common ground isn’t easy at first, but Tyler is convinced he can prove to Jason that there is so much more to look forward to. A little trust and honesty can go a long way into helping both of them heal and show that sometimes it takes just a gentle push to make big things happen.

My Review : From the very first moment we meet Jason, it’s clear to see that he is lashing out like a bear because he is lonely, hurt and he feels trapped into a body that portrays him as half of a man. He is a man who has been to war in Afghanistan and came home, only to have a car accident turn him into a double amputee with a useless right arm. He is stuck in his third floor rooms with overbearing parents who are constantly pushing him to talk about his feelings. He has given up on trying to convince them that he is not a threat to himself. They have hired Tyler a down on his luck nurse who has just endured a horrible breakup and needs to get away from sunny California. Tyler is just the right person to push back and get Jason to get moving again.

 After a few weeks Jason realizes how good Tyler is for his sanity. Their attraction for each other starts building slowly but surely. They are both hesitant, because  they each think the other is straight. Jason is scared and insecure about Tyler’s reaction to his scarred and broken body. On the other hand, Tyler is worried about losing his position and the only home he has at that moment.  Despite their secret attraction , a very easy friendship plays out with these two. There is a nice build up in this story that makes it a very sweet romance. 

Once they figured each other out, Jason became very assertive in the bedroom which was cause for some hot fun. Who doesn’t like a man who knows what he wants and takes charge? I know I certainly enjoy the efforts of assertive men😉. Tyler truly offers a new lease on life to Jason in every way.  He has totally rejuvenated Jason’s mind , body and spirit. Tyler has carved out the perfect man for  himself. They both trusted each other implicitly and formed a stronger bond than they could have ever imagined. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

When Harry met Jason by Sean Micheal

Title : When Harry met Jason         Word Count :50,483

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : The world met Harry, Jason and Sammy in Between Friends, Sean Michael’s popular novel about a pair of couples and the troubles they face. When Harry Met Jason goes back in time to when cop Harry met just-graduated Jason, who’s living with his college roommate Sammy and worrying about trying to find a job.

When a frat party goes bad, Jason ends up more than just drunk, but Harry shows up just in time, policing the party and taking Jason home. That’s the start of something neither one of them can deny, a relationship that Harry wants to take slow, while Jason would like to go in fast forward.

The party starts something for Jason’s best friend Sammy, too, something not so great. He’s been hurt, and is being stalked to boot, which makes Jason hesitant to leave Sammy alone to pursue Harry.

As Harry and Jason become closer and closer, Sammy’s stalkers get more and more violent, until finally something has to break. Can Harry and Jason keep Sammy safe and fall in love all at the same time? Read this wonderful love story today and find out!

My Review : What can I say , you just can’t go wrong with Sean Micheal. I really loved this one,  it was just a really sweet romance with a hint of drama. Jason is a sweet little twink who Officer Harry rescues at a graduation celebration after someone drugs the beer. Jason is so out of it and so incoherent.  Instead of putting him in the drunk tank, Harry takes him home and lets Jase sleep it off in his bed. When Jase wakes up in a strange bed,  he realize he didn’t dream officer Harry.  He thinks of Harry as his hero and he is proven correct as time and time again Harry helps him out in his drama filled life. 

 Jase’s roommate and bestie Sammy was also hurt at the party. He was badly beaten by a few guys who he claims not to remember. Jase encourages Sammy to file a report but Sammy’s fear causes him to clam up.  Sammy’s tormentors are watching their house and they get really bold with their threatening phone calls. Jase is really worried for Sammy’s state of mind and well-being. 

Officer Harry decides to get his makeshift family out of harms way by offering them a place to stay until the perpetrators are caught.Jase and Harry’s relationship grows stronger and stronger the more time they spend with each other. The sex was really hot between these two. They had so much chemistry and they both couldn’t keep their hands off each other. Their relationship grows into an equal partnership in every way possible.   Harry asks Jase to move in permanently after everything is resolved with Sammy’s situation. After the guys are caught Sammy moves back to their old apartment.  We see Sammy being fragile , but trying to get stronger on his own. I  can’t wait to read about Sammy’s journey. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.