Drift (Turbulence #2)

     Author: Lyn Gala

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Loose Id and Amazon

     Type: Sequel Novel

     Purchased by reviewer

 

 

Blurb:  Allie always enjoyed casual sex with crewmates, but the war never let her get too close to anyone. Now the war is over, and shipmates lost. Somewhere Allie lost some part of herself, too. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t escape the gentle touch of Shank Lacroix, her favorite lover. He insists on standing by her and helping her find the missing pieces. The problem is that the old pieces don’t fit anymore. Allie wants more even as she fears her changing beliefs and sexual appetites.

Shank knows the signs of a person carrying too much guilt and anger. Allie is in danger of emotionally self-destructing. Shank knows he has to save his beautiful and dominating Allie and help her find herself again. In his youth, he went on a vision quest to find his path, but right now, spiritual quests don’t have much to offer him. However, he does hope a quest to find their missing crew might help them find themselves and their love before it’s too late. That is assuming that Command doesn’t catch them trying to desert their posts and execute them first. Continue reading Drift (Turbulence #2)

Razing Kayne

     Author: Julieanne Reeves

     Publisher: Hellsgate Publishing

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Purchased by reviewer

 

Blurb:  For two years, State Trooper Kayne Dobrescu has wanted only one thing: to understand why his wife inexplicably killed their children and then herself. Memories haunt his days and lay siege to his nights, leaving him questioning his reasons for living.

Jessica Hallstatt became a widow and single mother the night her firefighter husband died in a fiery explosion at an accident scene. While her husband may have died a hero, he left Jessica with deep emotional scars that haven’t begun to heal.

When Kayne accepted a transfer to the mountain town of Payson, Arizona, he never expected to meet anyone like Jessica. From the moment he pulled her over for speeding, he was drawn in by her whiskey colored eyes and sassy dimple. But she and her children are a forever type package, and he’s vowed never to give anyone the power to destroy him again. Yet fate has other ideas, throwing Kayne and Jessica together in a fight against an unknown enemy to save the life of a child—and hopefully one another.

Warning: Contains graphic language, explicit sex and one very hot man in uniform. Continue reading Razing Kayne

Chasing Sunrise

ChasingSunriseLG      Author: Lex Chase

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4.5 stars

     Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

     Type: First in Darkmore Saga

     Received From Author

 

Blurb:  On the Coastal Bend of Texas, a hidden kingdom called Darkmore lies in ruins, and King Sevon Maraté is trapped. Using Sevon as a mouthpiece and a scapegoat, Lord Dominic rules from the shadows. Sevon copes with the unrelenting abuse by dressing in women’s finery and casting an image of graceful nobility. Born of royal verkolai blood and as beautiful as he is lethal, he possesses the ability to part the Veil separating his world from hundreds of others. His gift is his chance to escape, but Dominic refuses to relinquish his tool for power. Dominic forges an ambitious plan to invade the prosperous land of Priagust. Only a select few know the mythic kingdom of shifters exists. Sevon is out of options for his people’s survival, and cooperating with Dominic is his only chance.

On their foray into Priagust, Dominic’s men kidnap and interrogate a shifter named Jack. Even under torture, Jack’s loyalty to his kind never wavers. But as Jack’s knowledge about Darkmore’s king and its history unsettles Sevon, a curious bond begins to form. Despite Sevon’s mistrust, Jack is determined to tame Sevon’s wild heart and perhaps earn his freedom. As invasion looms, Sevon wonders if trusting Jack will lead him into another trap or if he should forget about chasing the sunrise and remain Dominic’s compliant prisoner.  Continue reading Chasing Sunrise

Running Wild (A Havoc Novel)

RunningWild      Author: SE Jakes

     Publisher: Riptide

     Rating: 3 stars

     Buy Links: Riptide and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Purchased by reviewer

 

Embrace the danger.”

Blurb: Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can. Continue reading Running Wild (A Havoc Novel)

Good Enough

Good Enough      Author: Kade Boehme

     Publisher: Self Published

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Purchased by reviewer

 

Blurb:  After three years in Chicago, Payton Grady returns home to Seattle to take a job as a paralegal in his friend’s law firm. After arriving, he sees a gorgeous club kid who accidentally leaves an interesting scarf behind at the bus stop. In a silly attempt to locate the owner, Payton’s best friend places an ad on Craigslist. Two years later, Payton and his friend are shocked to receive a response from the erstwhile club kid—his ex-boyfriend from college.

Noah Di Cicco has been wracked with guilt since college when he crushed Payton. His insecurities destroyed their relationship. Six years and the experience of a rock bottom have changed Noah.

Payton is drawn to Noah and how much he’s grown. Now that Noah knows he’s good enough for love, both men remember what they had, while moving past the hurt they caused each other so long ago. Maybe they can be good enough together. Continue reading Good Enough

A Blog Is Born

dosomethingWhit and I recently lost our blog home. Unfortunately, we weren’t ready to stop giving our opinions on books. We found ourselves faced with the prospect of having to start our own blog or review for someone else, but we didn’t want to risk having another blog close when we weren’t done. Bravely, probably foolishly, we decided we could be bloggers.

Whit And Faye’s Fantastic Lazy Excellent Super Blog of Books was born! We wisely decided that was not the best name even though it was absolutely hilarious to us. The W.A.F.F.L.E.S blog didn’t exactly sound professional. We both threw out some names that were not very good or one of us completely hated. Finally, we cameanigif_enhanced-buzz-29175-1378874457-20 to the conclusion that we both didn’t hate It’s About The Book. A blog was born.

We have plans to bring readers reviews of both LGBTQ and heterosexual romance stories or stories with a romantic component. Who am I kidding? Stories with no romance will sneak in, too. Given the sheer number of cookbooks and cocktail books I read I’m sure there will be at least a couple of reviews of those. So, we plan on bringing you a mixed bag of mostly romance, both new releases and old.

There will be a lot of familiar faces here at It’s About The Book. Most of the reviewers we’ve got lined up have been reviewing for a while. We also plan on adding new reviewers for fresh perspectives and varying opinions.

So, after much back and forth and wandering around, Whit and I would like to welcome you to our new blog. We’re here because we like to rhelloead and discuss books. We hope you’ll like and follow us as well as join in the discussion.

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