Posts Tagged With: healing

Book Review: Stand by You by A.M. Arthur

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Stand by You
Author: A.M. Arthur
Series: Belonging #3
Heroes: Romy Myers/Brendan Walker
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 76,000 words
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Available at: Carina Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Three months after his rescue from an abusive boyfriend, twenty-two-year-old Romy Myers has landed his first legitimate job – bussing tables at his friend’s new coffee shop. The job has brought him some stability after years of abuse have left him feeling damaged and broken. He’s working hard on his panic and social anxiety, and those things are often tempered by the big, burly presence of Brendan Walker.

From the moment ex-football player Brendan helped rescue Romy from his ex’s abuse, he’s wanted to protect him. And he does, from a distance, with joking text messages, a new gym routine to toughen him up and a genuine friendship. So far it’s been easy – but Brendan’s feelings aren’t just friendly anymore…

When an argument spirals out of control, a hot and heavy make-out session causes Romy’s friendship with supposedly straight Brendan to reach a new level. The last thing Romy wants is to fall for another guy who could potentially shatter him, but Brendan also wakes up a part of him he thought had been destroyed by violence – his heart.

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Book Review: Maybe This Time by A.M. Arthur

Reviewed by Nikyta

3Title: Maybe This Time
Author: A.M. Arthur
Series: Belonging #2
Heroes: Ezra Kelley/Donner Davis
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 168 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: July 12, 2014
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As a regular at gay hotspot Pot O’ Gold, Ezra Kelley avoids his tangled emotions with the simplicity of one-night stands and attachment-free hookups. Until the night bartender Donner Davis picks him up off the floor after a misunderstanding and too much tequila. Ezra can’t remember the last time someone was…nice. It’s more than he deserves.

Witnessing his lover’s death two years ago has Donner trapped in a holding pattern, living in his sister’s basement, working at the Pot and flirting with the customers. He’s not above spending a night with the gorgeous Ezra, but love is not in the cards. That’s more than he’s ready for.

A passionate night leads to a connection neither man expects, and they take the first steps to something that looks like a real relationship. But Ezra’s been running from himself so long he doesn’t know how to live any other way. And Donner can’t risk his heart just to lose everything again. They’ll both need the strength to let go of the past if they want to get it right this time.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Challenge Week Review: Coming to Terms by A.R. Moler

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Coming to Terms
Author: A.R. Moler
Heroes: Aidan & Kris
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 17,000 words
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: November 2013
Available at: MLR Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: When Aidan Sterling has been to hell and back doing his duty to his country, who will help him come to terms with what happened?

Sometimes, inevitably, life hits a snag. What if love turns up at the same time? Aidan Sterling’s life has hit one of those moments-the times when things might just change whether he wants it to or not. Outside of the inherent paranoia of his active career in covert ops, he’s recovering from some serious physical and emotional trauma from a mission gone disastrously wrong. His bosses aren’t sure if he’s up to returning to active fieldwork—and neither is he. And Kris Jameson is the kind of guy who’ll take the time to understand and care about Aiden. He’s a regular guy with a large heart. Kris is a carpenter and a part-time bouncer, easy going and hardworking. But not all danger can be found overseas, and nice guys aren’t always safe even here at home. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Challenge Book Week, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Early Review: The Oracle’s Hatchling by Mell Eight

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Oracle’s Hatchling
Author: Mell Eight
Series: Oracle #2
Heroes: Ling & Rion
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 20,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: March 5, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three Press & All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: Ling is hated because his birth killed his mother. He hopes that testing will ease his troubles—either his rank will be so low that everyone forgets about him, or it will be so high they’ll be forced to respect him. What he doesn’t expect is to walk out of the testing chamber with an egg emblazoned on his back. Laughed out of the Monastery, Ling hides himself in Altnoia, where he becomes embroiled in a plot to overthrow King Edan and the Oracle who supports him.

The ringleader behind the plot is Prince Damarion, son of the evil despot who forced King Edan to flee in the first place—but his motives are not anything that Ling could have anticipated. Neither could he anticipate a friendship, or what that friendship could become, and the choices it would force him to make.

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