Posts Tagged With: Bodyguards

Book Review: Protecting Elliot by Sloane Kennedy

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Protecting Elliot
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: The Protectors #9.5
Heroes: Elliot Wittier/Cruz de la Vega
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 108 Pages
Publisher: Sloane Kennedy
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Protecting him was just to supposed to be another job. Until it wasn’t.
Two years after surviving a brutal attack from members of his own unit, former Special Forces soldier Cruz de la Vega has found new purpose working for an underground vigilante group that offers justice when the law can’t. When he’s assigned to figure out who attacked a local gay rights activist, Cruz expects it to be just another job.

But when it comes to protecting Elliot Wittier, he soon learns that the last thing he wants is for the intriguing young man to be just another job.

At twenty-five years old, Elliot Wittier is well on his way to having the perfect life. As the head of a hugely successful investment firm and the founder of a prominent foundation, he should be on top of the world.

But looks can be deceiving and Elliot knows how to play the game. With the fear of failing the two most important people in his life always at the forefront of his mind, Elliot keeps an iron-grip on the control that has served him so well in the past. But when a violent attack leaves him vulnerable, Elliot’s carefully constructed world starts to fracture. As he struggles to keep the threat under wraps, he’s thrown off guard when a gorgeous stranger takes an interest in him at a Halloween themed benefit. Throwing caution to the wind, Elliot decides to allow himself the freedom that being with the enigmatic Cruz de la Vega brings for just one night.

But what happens when one night isn’t enough? Or when the past catches up with the present? Can what two men found in each other in just twenty-four hours really last a lifetime?

***Although it features several characters from my other books and is part of the “Protectors” world, Protecting Elliot is a stand-alone novella that can serve as a great way to get a feel for the Protectors/Barretti/Finding universe I’ve created. In regards to the timeline of events, Protecting Elliot occurs after Book 9 in my Protectors series, but it is not necessary to read any other books to enjoy this novella. I’ve specifically written this book to give new readers a chance to meet my guys and for loyal fans to check in with old favorites while still meeting a new couple.***
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Book Review: Lovers Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Lovers Like Us
Authors: Becca and Krista Ritchie
Series: Like Us #2
Heroes: Maximoff/Farrow
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 462 Pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent:

Keep your relationship secret from the public.

Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients.

On the road.
In a sleeper tour bus.
For four rocky months.

Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check.

But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves.

Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim.

The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must read Damaged Like Us, Book 1, before reading Lovers Like Us.
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Book Review: Protecting Braden by Luna David

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Protecting Braden
Author: Luna David
Series: Custos Securities #2
Heroes: Zavier “Cade” McCade, Braden Cross
Genre: M/M
Length: 328 Pages
Publisher: Self
Release Date: July 6, 2016
Available at: Amazon 
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Blurb: Zavier “Cade” McCade, former Army Special Forces and creator of Custos Securities, finds himself in a situation he never thought he’d be in—he’s fallen in love with Braden Cross, the gorgeous pastry chef he’s guarding. Cade has lived his life as a protector: of his country, his family and friends, his clients, and now, the man he’s in love with. He thrives in dangerous and stressful situations. But nothing could prepare him for Braden’s decision to put himself in danger.

After a vicious attack from his stalker leaves Braden fighting for his life, Cade will stop at nothing to see the man responsible punished. Time passes, but Braden’s attacker hasn’t given up and Cade’s afraid he never will. As Cade and the most trusted members of Custos Securities track Braden’s assailant, Braden struggles to rebuild his life and re-establish the fragile trust he and Cade had worked so hard to build. Braden knows if he’s going to survive the chaos surrounding him, he’s going to have to give Cade everything he has—mind, body, and soul.

More determined than ever to hunt down the man that nearly killed the love of his life, Cade will do everything in his power to ensure that he and Braden will be able to live the life of their dreams with nothing and no one standing in their way. Meanwhile, hidden just out of their reach, an increasingly deranged stalker watches…and waits.

Author’s Note: Although this book can be read as a stand-alone, it is highly recommended that you read book 1, Trusting Cade, first. For those of you that prefer warnings—trigger or otherwise—use the “Look Inside” feature to find them within the first several pages. For those of you that prefer to be surprised, avoid the front matter of the book. . . Happy reading!
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Book Review: Trusting Cade by Luna David

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Trusting Cade
Author: Luna David
Series: Custos Securities #1
Heroes: Zavier “Cade” McCade/Braden Cross
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 380 Pages
Publisher: Luna David
Release Date: February 13, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb: At 38, Zavier “Cade” McCade has it all: a military career he can be proud of, a successful business, and a close knit group of family and friends. A former Army Special Forces Captain, Cade leaves the military to create Custos Securities, a burgeoning protection agency that provides unparalleled security for both civilians and corporations across the U.S.

After a string of disastrous relationships—and a narrow escape from an abusive partner—Braden Cross is finally putting his past to rest. Combining both his passion for baking and his knack for business, Braden owns the Sugar n’ Spice Café with his best friend who concocts exotic coffees and teas that pair perfectly with his decadent confections.

When a stalker sets his sights on Braden, the young pastry chef’s world is turned upside down. More frightened than he cares to admit, and not knowing where to turn, Braden is relieved when Cade steps in to offer his protection. Caught up in a maelstrom of threats, break-ins, and vandalism, the two draw closer together. Braden eventually realizes that he can trust Cade with his life, but he finds himself wondering… can he trust him with his heart?

Author’s Note: For those of you that prefer warnings (trigger or otherwise) for your books, please use the “Look Inside” feature to find the warnings within the first few pages. For those of you that hate warnings–don’t “Look Inside” . . . Happy reading!
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Audio Review: Limited Liability by Tricia Owens

Reviewed by JustJen

51i3yvbqdcl-_aa300_Title: Limited Liability
Author: Tricia Owens
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Sin City #2
Heroes: Max/Ethan
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 3 Hours, 36 Minutes
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: September 5, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf:  Goodreads

Blurb: Sequel to Becoming Elite. Ethan now lives in Las Vegas with his lover, the dominant Maxmillian Poole. But he’s frustrated because he’s not working. That changes when a businessman with ties to the mob forces Max to hire Ethan at the Elite Poole where Max has trouble separating business from pleasure. Ethan is supposed to be Max’s secret, but he may not be for long.
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Audio Review: Dom of Las Vegas by Tricia Owens

Reviewed by JustJen

51W0QLtuPjL._AA300_Title: Dom of Las Vegas
Author: Tricia Owens
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Sin City #1
Heroes: Max/Ethan
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 5 Hours, 11 Minutes
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: July 21, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: To have the man of his dreams, he may have to give up his own…

Ethan Winter has known since he was a kid that he wants to work for the FBI. Until then he’s stuck modeling underwear and photographing cheating spouses for a private investigator. But when a trip to Las Vegas for a security conference brings him into contact with the magnificently dominant Maxmillian Poole, Ethan finds himself faced with a dilemma: pursue his childhood dream or become the partner of a man who seems to know him inside and out and who offers a life any submissive would crawl for.
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Book Review: Iggy by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan

Iggy510web-500x750Title: Iggy
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Gillham Pack #15
Heroes: Iggy/Zane
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Love can bloom at the worst of times.

Iggy fled his nest of bat shifters, leaving his family behind to tell the Gillham pack alpha the pack is in danger. He has a hard time believing Kameron can trust him enough to make him his bodyguard, but he accepted the job, hoping to show his new alpha that he can be useful.

Zane has been a recruit since he was a teenager. His goal was to become a pack enforcer, but Kameron decides to put him in charge of Malik’s protection instead, giving him the opportunity of a lifetime.

Neither of them expected to meet their mate when they accepted the job, and it couldn’t have come in a worst moment. The rival council wants the Gillham pack erased, and Tom isn’t going to back off. Will the fight ahead of Iggy and Zane separate them? Will they both come out of it alive, or will they lose each other?
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Book Review: Significant Other by Tricia Owens

Reviewed by JustJen

31129293Title: Significant Other
Author: Tricia Owens
Series: Sin City #10
Heroes: Ethan/Max
Genre: MM Contemporary
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: July 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Guess who’s coming to Vegas?

When Ethan’s parents announce that they are coming to Las Vegas to visit him, he’s not sure if it’s the end of the world or a chance to finally come clean about his sexuality. While his relationship with them has always been strong, coming out as gay might change how they feel about him forever. But the thought of telling his parents about Max and uniting the people he loves most in the world is tempting. It’s a gamble he’s seriously considering taking.

However, Max has his own thoughts about how much he’s willing to let Ethan tell his parents. There’s more at stake than just a personal outing; The Elite Poole itself is on the line. How much of the truth is Max willing to reveal in order to keep Ethan happy? And how much money would it take to keep them in the closet for good? Contains graphic m/m BDSM scenes between loving partners.
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Book Review: Shatter by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

28801469Title: Shatter
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #2
Heroes: Ashton “Snow” Frost/Jude Torres
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 330 Pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Maverick trauma surgeon Ashton “Snow” Frost keeps the world at a distance, relying only on his three closest friends to keep him connected. But when a ghost from their past returns to Cincinnati, Snow stands to lose everyone he loves. Framed for murder and reeling from attacks on his friends, Snow is pushed to his breaking point.

Jude Torres won’t let the doc shatter. The paramedic has been attracted to the doctor since he first laid eyes on him at the hospital, even if the arrogant, solitary man doesn’t fit into any of his plans. One hot, reckless kiss shows that Snow isn’t who he appears to be. And one night together will never be enough. Jude will fight for the doc.

Fight to keep him whole. Fight to keep him safe. Fight to simply keep him.
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Book Review: Mending the Rift by Chris T. Kat

Reviewed by Nikyta

MendingTheRiftTitle: Mending the Rift
Author: Chris T. Kat
Heroes: Marcus & Luca
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: In a future where man’s ability to reproduce is severely compromised, humanity has adapted to survive. Breeders—male and female—have become precious commodities, and they are strictly guarded and subject to limitations.

Luca Walker is a breeder. Though he knows what’s expected of him as the youngest son of the Northern Confederacy’s Vice President, he’s held out against the pressures of an arranged marriage because he longs to marry for love, not duty. But he’s been promised to Colonel Liam Smith and there’s little he can do about it, no matter that Luca is secretly in love with his bodyguard, Marcus Gray.

When Luca finds himself pregnant with Marcus’s baby, Smith is furious and vows to take what is his—by force, if necessary. Now Luca must fight for his life and the life of his unborn child… as well as the love of Marcus and the happily ever after he’s always dreamed of.
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