Posts Tagged With: Model

Book Review: Shifting Views by Meg Harding

Reviewed by Ami

33835736Title: Shifting Views
Author: Meg Harding
Series: The Carlisles #4
Heroes: Denver Carlisle/Ethan Monahan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Successful fashion model Denver Carlisle is finally living on his own. He’s got a new apartment, a neighbor who has a problem shutting his blinds, and a local bakery with an owner who makes his knees weak. It’s raining men, and Denver hasn’t gotten any in a long time. Going out on a limb, he asks Ethan Monahan out and resorts to a little exhibitionism for his neighbor. Only to be turned down by both. That’s a first.

Ethan Monahan runs his own bakery and has a new neighbor who walks around naked. The latter is a little too distracting. When his naked neighbor turns out to be none other than model Denver Carlisle—and the customer who asked him out—Ethan tries to make amends. In a purely friendly way.

Friendship leads to more, and both men find themselves in over their heads with emotions and compromises. Denver has trust issues that could span the Sahara, and Ethan is a product of the foster system with a chip on his shoulder and a serious wariness of those with money. There’s only one way to reconcile their issues: work together.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Gone for You by Riley Hart

Reviewed by JustJen

33822808Title: Gone for You
Author: Riley Hart
Series: Wild Side #1
Heroes: Oliver Hayes/Matt Daniels
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 224 Pages
Publisher: Riley Hart
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Oliver Hayes wears his heart on his sleeve, and his friends never let him forget it. Every Friday night spent at Wild Side, their favorite West Hollywood bar, Oliver’s lack of hookups becomes the hot topic. It’s not that he doesn’t want a good time. He just wants it to *mean* something, which is a lofty goal when he’s still pining after his childhood crush, Matt, who left ten years ago to start a new life in New York City.

Matt Daniels has always felt most at home seated at a piano. He might not have entirely fit in with his family and friends, but he was always able to find himself in music. Or at least he did before he gave up his dream a lifetime ago. Now, he has a successful modeling career and should be enjoying every second of it. Yet nothing feels right, and Matt fears he’s losing himself.

Just when Oliver decides to get over Matt for good, Matt waltzes back into LA. As Matt struggles to understand what he’s missing in his seemingly perfect life, he falls right back into leaning on Oliver for support. Things aren’t what they used to be between them, though. They tumble into bed together, and it’s hard not to continue ending up there. For the first time in years, Matt’s inspired to compose again, reigniting a spark he thought long extinguished.

But as always, Oliver can’t keep his heart in check, and soon Matt realizes he’s gone for Oliver too. The biggest question is, can he fully give himself to someone if he still hasn’t figured out how to love himself?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Checking It Twice by Meg Harding

Reviewed by Ami

32798036Title: Checking It Twice
Author: Meg Harding
Series: The Carlisles #3
Heroes: Eric Belanger/Dorian Carlisle
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Closeted professional hockey player Eric Belanger is falling hard for an out-and-proud male model. He’s unable to resist Dorian’s charm and pushing personal boundaries he never thought he’d cross. But Dorian is the kind of guy who deserves someone who isn’t afraid to be himself. Eric’s fears about what coming out will do to his career clash with the future he hopes to build with Dorian. He knows he’ll eventually have to make a choice.

Dorian Carlisle knows better than to date a man who wants to keep him a secret, but there’s something about Eric he can’t ignore. So he’ll take the risk, and it’ll be all right, because this isn’t a forever romance. He’s happy to live in the moment. But somehow, at some point, feelings sneak up on him and he’s not okay anymore. At a breaking point, Dorian must also make a decision. Their time together will either be the start of something wonderful or nothing more than a happy memory
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bare by Lynn Kelling

Reviewed by JustJen

32129904Title: Bare
Author: Lynn Kelling
Heroes: Ev Myers/Adam Buchanan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 363 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Ev Myers is a former high school football star and Republican State Senator’s son, raised in a strict Southern Baptist household where his only option was to be silent, behave and, no matter how he might be feeling, to put on a happy smile. Desperate to escape the pressure to be the man his family insists he become, Ev has fled Kansas to attend college and is working to find out who he really is beneath the lies and carefully composed public image. But when he applies for a job as a nude model for a life drawing class out of a desire to be seen in a way that shatters all of his family’s taboos, it’s just the first step on a path that leads him away from everything he’s ever known. Handsome and headstrong adjunct arts professor, Adam Buchanan, is the first person to recognize Ev’s potential, and his determination to have Ev realize the importance of truth and stark honesty, as well as the beauty of flawed vulnerability provides the hope Ev needs to escape a world rife with kidnapping, brainwashing and deadly determination cure homosexuality, using whatever means necessary.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey

Reviewed by Morgan

31307696Title: Model Citizen
Author: Lissa Kasey
Narrator: Mike Pohlable
Heroes: Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic/Kade Alme
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 53 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency—Petroskovic Haven Investigations—and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide.

Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running.

When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart before they can find solid ground together.
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Limited Liability by Tricia Owens

Reviewed by JustJen

17909672Title: Limited Liability
Author: Tricia Owens
Series: Sin City #2
Heroes: Max/Ethan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 109 Pages
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: February 2, 2012
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  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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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Dom of Las Vegas by Tricia Owens

Reviewed by JustJen

28524319Title: Dom of Las Vegas
Author: Tricia Owens
Series: Sin City #1
Heroes: Maxmillian Poole/Ethan Winter
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 168 Pages
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: January 28, 2012
Available FREE at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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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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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Blow by Charity Parkerson

Reviewed by Susan65

26001480Title: Blow
Author: Charity Parkerson
Series: Hard Hit #2
Heroes: Ryker/Grady
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 205 Pages
Publisher: Punk & Sissy Publications
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: When the cover model who’s every man’s fantasy…

By most people standards, Ryker is considered odd. As the only child of a notorious conman, he understandably has a few trust issues. Most men are willing to overlook his parentage and strange personality since these days he’s better known as one of the hottest cover models around. Ryker knows his appearance pays the bills, but it’s also brought grief, stalkers, and one gorgeous cop into his life. There’s one tiny problem with his new-found obsession, Grady—other than being a part of organized law enforcement—he also happens to be straight.

Meets a cop who’s unlike any other man…

Grady knows exactly what he wants in life. He has the career he’s always dreamed of, and plays the field, catching every woman he sets his sights on. That is until he meets Ryker. Something about the more-damaged-than-not cover model brings out Grady’s protective side. Ryker also does something else to Grady. He makes him burn. The last thing Grady expected was to fall for another man, but no one makes him feel the way Ryker does. He can’t get enough. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one.

Their passion will blow everyone away.

When Ryker’s ex threatens their newfound love, Grady will stop at nothing to hang onto the man he never knew he wanted, and the bond he’d die to keep.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Better Than Safe by Lane Hayes

25512977Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Better Than Safe
Author: Lane Hayes
Series: Better Than #4
Heroes: Paul Fallon/Seth Landau
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 244 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 25, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Paul Fallon is a fashion advertising guru. He’s a genius at dealing with difficult editors, art directors, and designers alike. He thrives on the chaotic atmosphere and constant challenges. But in his personal life, he’s hoping for peace and stability. Settling down with a nice doctor or lawyer sounds perfect. Anyone but an artist. He’s been there, done that, and he doesn’t want to relive the heartache.

Seth Landau is a model, occasional guitarist, and aspiring painter. He’s quirky, flighty, and wise beyond his years. Life has taught him some tough lessons, then given him opportunities he never dreamed of. He’s learned to appreciate the fragility of life and to express it in his work. Seth’s flare for the absurd combined with a supple mind and a beautiful body are too alluring for Paul to ignore. Against his best intentions, Paul is drawn to the younger man whose particular brand of crazy challenges Paul to accept that things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes taking a chance is better than being safe.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Taking Over Trofim by Talon P.S./Princess O.S.

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Taking Over Trofim
Author: Talon P.S./Princess O.S.
Series: Dominion of Brothers #4
Heroes: Trofim Laszkovi/Shay Wilks
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 169 Pages
Publisher: Talon P.S./Princess O.S.
Release Date: January 29, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Trenton Leos has always been known to many as the Dominus, the man to go to for the perfect D/s match. However, Trenton and his brothers are about to find out that he and their lifestyle has become the target of a political cleansing. A shady operation with very deep pockets comes to the surface when Trenton is asked to investigate a dark secret that threatens the future of Pyotr’s younger brother, Trofim Laszkovi and his lover, Shay Wilks.
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Trofim Laszkovi would never forget how right it felt to be in Shay’s Wilks’ arms five years ago. But Shay’s father made it abundantly clear with threats hard to ignore, that Trofim’s family would pay the price if he didn’t stay away from Shay. So with the help of a friend, Trofim made a career move that put him an ocean away from his family— and his heart.

Even now, having finally returned home only a year ago to the family he missed, Trofim hadn’t dared allow himself to look in Shay’s direction.
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Shay Wilks has done everything he could to keep his father’s plans for him at arm’s length and protect his internship as a doctor from ruin by the same man. All in hopes that the only man Shay has ever loved will one day return to him.

Now, five years later, Shay finally has another chance to be with Trofim. If only he can convince Trofim they are better together than apart as well as get out from under his father’s brutal hold in time before Shay loses Trofim again— for good.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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