Monday, August 14, 2017

MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

PicMonkey Image As M/M Reviewers, between us we have read thousands of m/m romance novels over the years and we would like to share our favourites with you, those reads that have been 4+ stars for us. So every Monday we bring you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have four great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Lisa Henry, J.A. Rock, N.R. Walker, Harper Fox and Mark Wildyr. Don’t forget you can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

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The Good Boy (The Boy Book 1)

by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

51lHGdwPC3LRating ~ 5 Stars 

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Synopsis

Introverted college student Lane Moredock is in a bad place. His mother has been arrested for securities fraud, his father is on the run, and everyone, including the SEC, suspects Lane knows where the missing millions are. Lane, with no money and nowhere to live, makes a desperate deal that lands him in trouble and leaves him unwilling to trust a so-called Dom again.

Photographer Derek Fields lost money to the Moredocks, and is as sure as anyone that Lane is guilty despite his claims. A chance meeting with Lane shows him there might be something more to the young man than arrogance and privilege, and Derek wonders if Lane might be just what he's been looking for: a sub with the potential to be a life partner.

As Lane slowly begins to open up to Derek and explore his needs as a submissive, the investigation closes tighter around him. Lane might be everything that Derek wants, but first Derek needs to trust that Lane is innocent--and Lane needs to trust Derek with the truth.

Debra’s Quick Bite

This book was recommended to me waaay back in 2013 by someone named Monique and it is a big favorite of mine.  Fair warning, it’s a bit dark and it contains an abused MC, some BDSM and puppy play kink, along with a 17 year age gap.

Twenty year old college student Landon Moredock has been used and abused by those he trusted. His mother is in jail and his father has abandoned him and left him to fend off the press and the Feds after they are accused of stealing money through their financial firm. He is penniless, homeless and confused. Derek, a 37 year old photographer, is one of the people who lost money in the Moredock scheme. He also believes in Landon’s guilt and when he briefly sees him at a party in a compromising position, he is even more convinced that the boy is just what the press has portrayed him as. After a couple of chance meetings however, Derek is wondering if things aren't exactly what he thought. He gives Lane a chance to work as his assistant and he slowly begins to learn the truth behind the stories.

My heart broke so many times for Lane who is hurting both physically and emotionally, and is confused by what he wants from Derek in light of what was done to him by a family friend. The BDSM in this book will not be for everyone, but I understood the comfort Lane was seeking from the puppy play and thought it fit well with the story. It’s not all darkness, the secondary characters were brilliant. Friends Ferg and his bratty sub Brin, Derek's family and Mr. Zimmerman, the foul mouthed macaw, all add much needed humor. A highly recommended read.

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His Grandfather’s Watch by N.R. Walker

51ATnK7g8hLRating ~ 5 Stars 

Free on Amazon 

Synopsis

It was just an ordinary day for Alex Harper at Harper's Antiquities, until Callum Winters walked in with a watch.

"It was my Grandfather's. I was hoping you could tell me something about it."

A love story of two couples, generations apart.





Jane’s Quick Bite

This is a short but beautiful love story of two couples generations apart but connected by a pocket watch. It's kind of told in two parts. In the first we meet Alex who is a watch expert and Callum Winters who has recently moved to the area to care for his grandma who has dementia. Callum takes his grandfather's pocket watch to the shop where Alex works to find out more about it. In finding out more about the watch and the story behind it, Alex and Callum fall for each other. In the second part we see the story behind the pocket watch and the beautiful inscription on it. It is unbelievably emotional. For a short story this is packed full with love and romance and family and loss. It's incredibly moving and I need tissues handy every single time I read it. Simply beautiful. Highly recommended.

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All Roads Lead to You (audiobook) by Harper Fox

61fegI5L0jL._AA300_[3]Rating ~ 4.5 Stars 

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Synopsis

Successful British model Sam was making a big name for himself on the catwalks of Rome when he met and fell head over heels in love with Lauro, a waiter in a pizza restaurant. Lauro, charming and naïve, returned all Sam's affection, and they enjoyed one passionate summer in the vibrant city and the wild campagna countryside beyond. But Sam had big dreams. He accepted a modelling assignment in New York and left his pizza boy behind.

Now Sam is back, older and wiser. But Lauro is older and wiser too. Can the city of eternal romance work its magic on these two star-crossed lovers?

©2012 Harper Fox (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Mark’s Quick Bite

Can you rekindle love a second time when so much water has flowed under the bridge? Well, here we are faced with exactly that situation. Sam and Lauro meet when they are fresh faced youths and fall intensely in love. They spend a summer together loving each other but Sam gets an offer to work in NY and the attraction of the big apple with all it’s promises of fame and fortune is something he can’t turn down. Also the fact that Lauro for some reason will not introduce him to his family makes Sam feel like some kind of dirty little secret anyway, so he takes off for the US.

This is a beautiful short story about second chances, about finding each other again, about the fact that a love that never really truly died can be rekindled and this time, hopefully, they’ll hold on to this second chance and not let go. Combine this with Harper’s wonderful narrative where I could feel, touch and almost smell the very air and atmosphere of Rome. A writing style that assaults the senses in the most positive way. I can recommend this story to anyone who is looking for something that will give them the feeing that everything is OK in the world, that there maybe a greater plan out there unknown to us, even after you may have experienced a particularly bad period.

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Johnny Two Guns by Mark Wildyr

JohnnyTwoGunsLG[3]Rating ~ 4.5 Stars 

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Synopsis

When vacationing Denver architect Roger Mackie rolls into a quaint old trading post in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountain Range to gas up his car, it’s the start of a life-changing journey. Lean, handsome Chippewa Johnny Two-Guns is looking for a ride. He’s on a mission to recover some clan treasures. Roger is immediately smitten and drives Johnny all the way to Arizona.

Although the two successfully build a friendship, Roger is unable to initiate the intimacy they both seem to desire. A second visit gives Roger another chance to draw Johnny out of his shell. The payoff is spectacular, leading to a week of sex and discovery, during which Johnny’s innocent enthusiasm shows Roger a new side of love between men. But trouble is on the horizon for the new couple, as fate seems set against them. And what does the sudden appearance of sexy young architect Brad Beaver portend for the future?

Freya’s Quick Bite

After a FUBAR in Las Vegas, Roger is not a happy bunny and takes off for a road trip. Meeting Johnny and offering him a lift, resurrects memories he’d tried hard to forget. Roger believed himself to favor women – he even had an ex-wife. But, in his teens a guy named Hank had shown him that loving wasn’t necessarily all boy/girl. Seeing Johnny reminded Roger of the lessons Hank taught him, and, during their drive, he gets to know Johnny better. Though, Johnny Two Guns isn’t exactly talkative.

In this story, the journey taken – although physically happening, is an emotional one. Roger struggles with his changing sexuality. The past has to be moved on from, but sometimes the past is so damned good and precious that to move on means doing it kicking and screaming. Then there’s Johnny. He is a character that stole my heart and brought a lump to my throat several times. He isn’t always at the fore of the storytelling, but his presence is always there.

Johnny Two Guns is a story about life, learning how to cope with unexpected, loss, love and moving on. It took me to unexpected places and gave my emotions quite the workout. Bravo Mark Wildyr.

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Giveaway

*N.B. As we are unable to give away audiobooks, we will give away the Kindle ebook for any audiobooks featured in our Quick Bites posts.

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16 comments:

  1. The Good Boy (The Boy Book 1)by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

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  2. Johnny Two Guns or The Good Boy.

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  3. All Roads Lead to You (audiobook) by Harper Fox. I love second chances.

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  4. Johnny Two-Guns because I love stories about under-represented people.

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  5. The Good Boy by Lisa Henry and J A Rock. colby69@verizon.net

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  6. I would like the good boy.

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  7. The Good Boy because it seems sort of dark and that's kind of mood I'm in this week.

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  8. His Grandfather’s Watch by N.R. Walker

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  9. Johnny Two Guns by Mark Wildyr...the cover is gorgeous. I haven't read anything by him and I like the mystery included with the romance.

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  10. The Good Boy (The Boy Book 1) by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

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  11. I already purchased His Grandfather’s Watch by N.R. Walker, but I don't why I didn't read it yet, Jane's quick bite just gave me the incentive to ;)
    My choice this week will be All Roads Lead to You by Harper Fox.
    Thanks for the chance. :D

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  12. Thanks for the good tips. I'd go with Johnny Two-Guns. I like multicultural stories, including those of Native Americans. I've seen and wondered about this, and it's good to see Freya thinks highly of it. - Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  13. Been meaning to read GOOD BOY for a while!

    --Trix

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  14. The Good Boy by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

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