Posts Tagged With: Rape/Abuse

Book Review: The Difference Between by Blake Moreno

Reviewed by JustJen

33820387Title: The Difference Between
Author: Blake Moreno
Heroes: Wade Maguire/Russ Paulson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 242 Pages
Publisher: Dark Ink
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Wade Maguire and Russ Paulson are in love. After a year of passion and happiness, they’re buying a home and moving in together. Everything is rosy for them—until a jealous and insane ex from Wade’s past puts all of that to the test.

After being kidnapped and tortured by his deranged former lover, Wade loses his ability to engage with his own sexuality or with Russ. With the help of a psychologist, EMDR therapy, and a sex plan, they work together to overcome the damage inflicted. In the process, they discover wells of love they’ve never known before.

As passion is reborn and their sex life reignited, Wade realizes a need to re-experience certain events in Russ’s loving arms. For Wade, the difference between pain and pleasure is love, and the difference between rape and rough sex is consent.

Dark, and yet ultimately hopeful, this book contains many emotional and graphic sex scenes, as well as some scenes of torture. This book deals with rape and rape recovery. Proceed with care.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Submitting to the Clan by Caitlin Ricci

Reviewed by Morgan 

28862326Title: Submitting to the Clan
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Series: Master of Dragons #1
Heroes: Avery/Donovan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 43 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Available at:  Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Cast out from his clan, ice dragon Avery is searching for a new home when he comes across someone who refuses to treat him the way he’s always known.

As a clan whore Avery knows where his place is in the dragon world; at the very bottom. He’s grown used to that and to being expected to be available to anyone in the clan who wants him. But when he’s thrown out of his clan and left to fend for himself he becomes lost in the world. While searching for a new clan to belong to he comes across Donovan, a powerful dragon unlike any he’s ever met.

Donovan doesn’t allow whores in his clan because to him everyone should be equal, but convincing Avery that he’s worth more than what he’s always been told he is turns out to be a frustrating task for both of them. Avery doesn’t want to be a whore anymore, but he has never known anything else, and Donovan refuses to treat him like that. They’ll have to heal the scars of Avery’s past abuse if they hope to ever have a future together.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

Lisa Henry Week Review: He Is Worthy

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: He Is Worthy
Author: Lisa Henry
Series: Warriors of Rome #2
Heroes: Novius Senna/Aenor
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 124 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb:  Rome, 68 A.D. Novius Senna is one of the most feared men in Rome. He’s part of the emperor’s inner circle at a time when being Nero’s friend is almost as dangerous as being his enemy. Senna knows that better men than he have been sacrificed to Nero’s madness—he’s the one who tells them to fall on their swords. He hates what he’s become to keep his family safe. He hates Nero more.

Aenor is a newly-enslaved Bructeri trader, brutalized and humiliated for Nero’s entertainment. He’s homesick and frightened, but not entirely cowed. He’s also exactly what Senna has been looking for: a slave strong enough to help him assassinate Nero.

It’s suicide, but it’s worth it. Senna yearns to rid Rome of a tyrant, and nothing short of death will bring him peace for his crimes. Aenor hungers for revenge, and dying is his only escape from Rome’s tyranny. They have nothing left to lose, except the one thing they never expected to find—each other.

This title is part of the Warriors of Rome collection.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment