Saturday, July 2, 2016

ARC Review: The Pirate of Fathoms Deep by Megan Derr



4.5/5

Fantasies aren't usually my thing but I somehow stumbled upon The High King's Golden Tongue and absolutely adored it wherein I then went and got lucky with this ARC (thanks netgalley and publisher!) and I loved every bit of it.

This is Lesto's story, the strong commander with the eye patch who loves to boss around the king. Though he may seem like a hard ass Lesto is in fact quite a softie and I adore him. In the first book there was a fleeting mention of a pirate who had dared punch the high commander in front of hundreds and in this book we hear more.

Shemal is a retired pirate as in he used to be a pirate but has now decided he's done with a life of crime and just wants to live peacefully, but trouble wont let go and when some halfwit thugs wind up on his doorstep asking for help with a kidnapping his life gets upended once more, for the "noble" the idiots thought they'd acquired is none other than the high commander Lesto Arseni, the same man he’d punched and then had a quick and hot encounter with and hasn't been a been able to get out of his mind. There's no way he's letting this sexy Commander get hurt even if helping him means endangering his own life.

Lesto hasn't forgotten the sexy Pirate and now here he is again, this time Lesto's not going to let him run. The pirate of Fathom's deep is his, who cares how much his brother and the king will needle him about it. Once an Arseni makes up his mind there’s no changing it.

Both Lesto and Shemal are such sweetheart loveable characters with hard exteriors like M&Ms!

I really enjoyed this book it was shorter than the first but that just means it had less long winding story and had much more sex, who would have thought The High Commander Lesto Arseni of Fathoms Deep was such a hungry little bottom. I've really enjoyed this series honestly Megan Derr is not an author I've had much interaction with maybe It's time that changed for this series has been great and I plan on reading the next one as soon as It's out.





Monday, April 11, 2016

ARC Review: Where There's A Will by Cari Z.



5/5

Thanks to the publisher for the ARC <3

This is a series I've really enjoyed reading not only because it's an MM read which is a must but as everyone knows, I'm a huge superhero fan Marvel, DC, whatever. Now where the last two books focused on the villains Mad Bombardier and MasterMind this book is all about their unlikely superhero buddy, Freight Train or Craig as he actually prefers to go by.

Being a superhero isn't all it's cracked up to be. Craig didn't really set out to be a superhero but fate just kinda happened. If being widely admired means never getting to touch someone than Craig would have been better off helping his city by being a regular police man.

Then he meets Dr. Mansourian the new scientist who's helping him understand his powers. Craig is instantly attracted to him too bad he can't touch him.

When things go belly up in the hero world, more specifically his "friend" Mr. Fantastic, it's Craig who's in hot water and will need his allies on both sides to be the heroes of this hero.

Ahhh I love hero books! wish there were more MM ones out there but they're far and few between :(

Really fun read I highly recommend.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews



4.5/5

Thanks for the ARC Keira!

As is the usual with Keira's books I loved it.

Rock star Troy and Pilot Brian crash land on a remote deserted island and have to survive long enough to be rescued. Nothing brings people together faster than being stranded on a little island right? For weeks with only each other for company through fishing for dinner and cracking coconuts and collecting rainwater to survive their relationship starts to get complicated.

But is there shared struggle enough to keep something going even after getting back to their completely separate worlds?

I don't think I'd ever read a survivalist book before, well there was the Hatchet back in school but that was forever ago. This was a really fun read and I greatly enjoyed it. I’m not sure if I'd be so levelheaded myself in such a situation I’d probably curl up in a sandy corner and die.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

ARC Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton



5/5

First of all thanks to the publisher for the ARC!

Wow, I really loved this.

A historical, at least to me since it's before my time. 1986, Apparently when AIDS was sweeping through the gay community and people didn't have the info to be safe and not judge.

Nate just moved to this dying little town in Wyoming from Austin, Texas with his cop dad after his parents split and he's not happy. There's no tennis team here, no swim team only a bunch of small minded red necks and Cody. Cody whom he connects with immediately after meeting him behind a gas station.

Cody is from the worst part of town, living with his mother in a crappy old trailer, they barely have enough money to eat and definitely not enough for new school clothes. His impoverished looks and rumors that follow him about keep him an outcast.

Two kids from completely different worlds have no chance of staying friends but despite having their rough patches they somehow manage to keep what they have alive.

I loved both boys; I love how despite having all the attributes needed to be besties with the "cool" kids Nate rejected their stupid and went with the outcast who is one of the few actually good things in this town. Cody, well i'm rather surprised he's still alive honestly, coming from such depression with his poor mother doing whatever it took to keep them from the street, with everyone looking at him with disdain that's enough to bring most people to drugs or the barrel of a gun.

This book is way more than two boys from opposite sides of the track coming together. Crazy full of feeling, honestly made me tear up a time or three.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux


4.5/5

Though we never really got to meet Eli he's the one running the show in Part & Parcel

Nick is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in Miami you know where he almost died D: (that was terrifying) on a particularly dreary day he finally opens the box that Eli's mom gave him forever ago and discovers some hard to read letters hand written by Eli himself instructing him to assemble the gang for a road trip.

Throughout the whole painful trip through feels land Nick and Kelly work out their problems in their relationship, Ty is Ty and Zane is Zane.

This book was pretty cool it not only focused on Nick and Kelly but the whole group we learn what Ty and Zane are up to and some new stuff on Owen and Digger oh and there's kittens! Ty brings his kittens along on the road :D lots of cute.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

ARC Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby


4.5/5

Thanks to the publisher for the ARC <3

So I'd really been looking forward to this book for a while now the blurb just sounded so awesome! :D Didn't disappoint.

Rock N Soul is about a normal guy named Tyler who's working at a hotel where just a couple of months ago a famous rock star od'd he was the one who found the body and now he's walking in to the room for the first time since. But then he finds a ring, the ring, Chris Raiden's ring which he puts on and now he has a narcissistic ghost pestering him.

Chris Raiden didn't live the healthiest of lives what with his heavy drug abuse and pushing away his friends and family he regrets it enough to come back and haunt the poor bellboy and get him to help in making amends.

What starts with as an understandably difficult relationship soon turns into friendship as Tyler can't resist Chris's ghostly charms.

I really did have fun reading this book, Chris is a riot he's what appears to be a spoiled rock star with a dirty drug habit and dirtier sex life but really he's a guy who's in great(not physical)pain and the only way to escape is the hard drugs which end in his death. Then there's Tyler who doesn't really think much of himself, he kept a crazy girlfriend for way longer than he should have just because she occasionally put out even though she was always envisioning someone else and he's stayed at his job for ever because he's never quite found the motivation to go back to college. The two bring out the best in each other with Chris opening up about his life and learning how his coping mechanisms aren't quite the best and Tyler growing up and accepting himself.

I love a good ghost love story and I'm always curious in how the relationship between a ghost and living person will work. The ending of this one still left me with some questions but oh well, live in the present and all that I guess.

Monday, October 19, 2015

How To Be A Normal Person by T.J. Klune



5/5

I was really excited for this book and went and preordered me a paperback and that's not something that I do lightly being that I am quite broke but I felt this book was meant to be read the old fashioned way and it did not disappoint.

I. Love. This. Book.

Gustavo Tiberius is rather weird, he reads encyclopedias before he goes to sleep, reads a motivational quote when he wakes, has a ferret named Harry S. Truman, owns a video store that hardly anyone ever comes into and has three awesome old lady biker friends who may be sisters or polyamorous lovers (he's too scared to ask). Sure he misses his dad everyday and maybe he's a bit lonely though he would never admit it but he's alright with that. Life is perfectly okay.

And then Casey Richards comes to town.

Casey is an Asexual Stoner Hipster who Instagrams everything he eats and is a sorta famous author of a popular paranormal book series that got turned into a movie, which Gus hates.

Gus has no interest in such a person.

But Gus can't deny that there's something there and somehow they end up becoming friends and oh my god maybe something more. But then Gus overhears something that makes him think that maybe being different is not as okay as he had believed and decides that if he wants Casey he has to change that.

So off Gustavo goes and "buys the internet" and starts researching how to become normal. So begins a new Gus even though the parts that Casey really loves are the un-normal ones.

Casey is a wonderful stereotypical Hipster who kept making me laugh with his hashtags and Gus, oh Gus such a precious soul who so does not need to change. Now don't get me started on the Lesbian Lovers, Sisters? Thespian riding badass old ladys, oh my god! They are a riot!

Really this book was hilarious and heart warming and proves that sex is so not the most important aspect in a relationship. And the cover? It's so minimalist and perfect and I Love it! Once again T.J. Klune delivers.