Posts Tagged With: Martial Arts

Book Review: Hitting the Mark by Aidan Wayne

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Hitting the Mark
Author: Aidan Wayne
Series: N/A
Heroes: Marcus Economidis/Taemin Choi
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 193 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Marcus Economidis is a famous action-movie star renowned for doing his own stunts. But put him back in his Michigan hometown for his latest project and he’s a nervous wreck. Why? Taemin Choi—the taekwondo master who trained Marcus and helped him move beyond debilitating shyness to become the man he is today. Taemin was Marcus’s first crush, and now that he’s grown, their reunion might lead to more than a mentorship.

Marcus’s kindness and confidence impresses Taemin, and the attraction is instant—for both of them. Making time for each other won’t be easy, what with Taemin training to qualify for the Olympics and Marcus working on his latest film. But it all seems worthwhile when they’re together, reacquainting themselves with each other—in the dojang and beyond—and nurturing a romance more satisfying than anything either ever thought possible.

But can their romance withstand the pressures of Marcus’s fame and Taemin’s grueling schedule?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Acting on Love by S.J. Frost

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Acting on Love
Author: S.J. Frost
Series: Conquest #8
Heroes: Brandon Alexander/Shunichi Miyamoto
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Brandon Alexander has risen to the top of theatre in Chicago, but when you reach the top, there’s usually only one way left to go. Funding fell through on the latest play he was to star in and now he finds himself an unemployed actor. Coming fresh off a bad audition, he wonders if his time in the spotlight is over. But what worries him more, is not making the man he loves proud of him.

Shunichi Miyamoto runs a highly successful dojo. He had always let work be the focus of his life, until over a year ago, the man of his dreams walked into the dojo to rekindle his passion for karate, and it led to further passions between him and Brandon. He knows Brandon is worried about his career, but he loves him, he’s proud of him, and he’ll do anything for Brandon’s happiness.

Both Brandon and Shunichi want to spend their lives together, but when a new opportunity comes to Brandon, he must decide whether to follow his career dreams or to act on his love for Shunichi.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Breakfall by Kate Pavelle

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Breakfall
Author: Kate Pavelle
Series: Fall Trilogy #1
Heroes: Sean Gallaway/Asbjorn Lund
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 270 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 20, 2014
Available at:  Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks and Kobo
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Blurb:  Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate. Aikido instructor Sean Gallaway learns that when he falls prey to a violent stalker. Asbjorn Lund, a karate sensei on campus and a Navy vet, yearns to teach Sean how to survive. How to overcome. How to recover. Sean feels hunted and alone as the stalker escalates, testing his boundaries. With the entire dojo at his back, Sean resolves to play bait. He will catch the animal stalking him and reclaim his sense of self if it’s the last thing he does. Yet Sean’s hunger for justice clashes with Asbjorn’s protective streak, and their budding romance might not survive their war of wills.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment