Jonesy is a nurse’s assistant working the graveyard shift at a hospital when a new comatose patient is brought in. The young man, named Michael, has been the victim of a gay bashing and the doctors aren’t sure if he will ever come out of his coma, or if there is any brain damage even if he does wake up. It soon becomes clear that the young man has nobody who really cares about him. His religious parents threw him out on the street when he told them he was gay, and after one visit to him in the hospital, they tell the doctors to take him off life support.
To everyone’s surprise, Michael breathes on his own when the ventilator is shut off. Bit by bit, he starts to improve and Jonesy spends as much time with him as possible, taking extra care to talk to him and keep his body healthy. When the hospital plans to move the uninsured patient to a state long term care facility, Jonesy makes plans to care for Michael in his own home.
In Michael’s own mind, he is trapped in a dungeon right out of his “Lord of the Rings” fantasies, alone for the most part. He spends his time trying to find a way out, but the dungeon is a maze and he isn’t sure which exit to take.
This is a sweet short story that you will almost certainly finish in a single sitting. There is no kink to this tale. There is almost no sensual contact between the two men at all. It’s just a ‘nice’ little story, which could be the start of something longer and more interesting but is complete enough on its own.
After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger.
Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville.
When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?
Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, isn’t as easy as it seems. The man is relentless. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. She’s there to do a job, nothing more. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hotshot athlete’s belt.
As the stalker continues to up the ante, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep her distance from Nashville’s star quarterback. He isn’t what she expected in one of the city’s most notorious playboys. Now all she has to do is keep him safe until they can find his stalker, and hope she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.
Professional handyman Derrick has been on his own for ten years. Caring for his dying grandparents in his late teens, on top of losing his parents at a younger age, has left him emotionally drained. He feels incapable of going through any more pain, so he avoids any emotional entanglements. He thinks his life is okay, at least until he meets Gavin.
Gavin is a well-to-do accountant whose flirtations confuse Derrick, whom he has hired to install some shelves. But while he flirts, Gavin has his own baggage that keeps him from following through. It takes a while for the two to overcome their inner conflicts and get together. Even then, it’s not smooth sailing.
“Inertia” is a somewhat unusual modern romance. The characters don’t instantly fall in love, and into bed. Most of this book, the first in a series, is spent with the two men, especially Derrick, trying to convince themselves to take a chance and open themselves up to the possibility of a relationship. In that regard, we get a lot of introspection from Derrick as he tries to decide if he can possibly stand to expose himself to the risk of losing someone again. Frankly, it gets a little tedious at times, and when we get the man’s inner thoughts expressed in the middle of a conversation with Gavin, it’s a bit distracting.
This novella has an interesting premise, but no kink of any kind. It is a retelling of the Arthurian legend from Guinevere’s point of view.
Guinevere has been used to fighting her father’s knights when her father informed her she was to marry King Arthur. She looked forward to dealing with Arthur, but was afraid he would not allow her to continue her swordplay.
Sure enough, the king forbids her to continue to use the sword. She and Merlin plot to allow her to change gender long enough to participate in a tournament. Merlin’s potion allows her to transform into a man-Lancelot. After the tournament, Arthur hears that Lancelot has been seen entering the queen’s chamber. He confronts her in anger, without letting her explain what really happened, and she leaves the court, only to be captured by Arthurs archenemy, Malagant. Arthur and Merlin come to destroy Malagant and his evil wizard and rescue Guinevere.
The writing was a bit stilted, but the story was interesting, although based on the 12th century version of Camelot, not the true Arthur, who was probably 4th or 5th century BC.
Wow, an erotic romance story with a plot and characters that arouse and are interesting. If you are looking for true BDSM though, you will be disappointed because it’s not here.
The main female character is quite interesting. How she copes with her situation and tries to save herself is unique. Reading as a male, I wondered if I would respond in the same fashion as she does. I was curious to see where the story was going to take me.
This book is recommended to those who enjoy a short erotic story with an actual plot and an enjoyable ending. And while there are sex scenes, there is no real BDSM involved.
I loved this book, but fair warning it is not kinky. Erotic? Yes. Hot? HELL ya, but alas not a spank to be seen. Ms. Holt wove together just the right mix of humor, sexiness, and serous moments that kept me totally engaged and I was reading in between work calls. Josh and Ness both have their own issues to work through and at one point I wasn’t sure this would be a happily ever after!
While there was some cliché moments, Josh seems to have to save Nell a lot from the first moment that they meet, over all this is a great novella that will keep you engaged. This is not War and Peace, nor is it meant to be, but if you are looking for a fun quick read do not hesitate to pick this one up!
So just to recap, hot alpha male, curvy bomb shell that steals his heart, car wrecks and some booty kissing over a misunderstanding. Overall what a yummy way to spend a couple of hours!
Love conquers all? Not likely, according to Sara Thornton. She’s spent eight years coming to terms with the new parameters of her life while resigning herself to the idea that “happily ever afters” are best left to fairytales. Sales manager for her successful real estate office and juggling an added element of responsibility she never thought she’d face, Sara continues to struggle with the men in her life. Love, for her, has only meant hurt, broken trust and anger; all of which she’s completely banished from her life, so she claims. Jack Gordon has come a long way since his early days of obsession with Sara. As the general manager of Stewart Realty, his own level of responsibility for the well-being of others has ramped up. He’s even honed his caretaking skills, now that he has someone who loves him unconditionally. Continuing to invest effort and rebuild their relationship, he and Sara grow close as friends. Despite this, his ultimate question remains unanswered; the one he keeps asking, no matter how many times she says no. Sara isn’t prepared for the keen focus of his need–to have her back, once and for all. Her stubborn resistance nearly rips both lives apart The third installment to the Stewart Realty series, Closing Costs brings Jack and Sara truly full circle. Proving that the heat of lust and obsession; the need for control and to be mastered in many areas of life can lead to love -surprising you when you least expect it – if you will only allow it.
Risky, sexy, exciting, these two sensual stories of sex in public will make your heart race with the danger of it all. Join one couple as they celebrate their two-year anniversary by exploring the erotic thrills of spontaneous sex in a retail store dressing room. Then follow two good friends as they finally express romantic feelings for one another on a drive home after dinner and then share a passionate encounter in a rest stop bathroom.
This is a very short collection of two stories which both focus around exhibitionist activities and scenes. Both stories don’t let you get any sort of connection to the characters and are actually very much “wham, bam, thank you Ma’am” ending just as quickly as they started. While perhaps there are folks out there who want to read a very quick story about fucking in a store dressing room or a road side bathroom, I am not one of them. And as far as BDSM and kink there was really none to speak of.
This story no doubt belongs someplace else other than BDSM Book Reviews, unless one looks at the actions of the main character as indulging in self abuse as a form of BDSM. Although even then the self abuse is not really BDSM, but rather it is a result of depression.
The premise of the book is a woman discovers her boy friend in a sexual position with someone else and reacts. She first begins with breaking up with him and completely separating herself from him. She then goes on a self destructive binge of different sexual partners.
The sexual descriptions are adequate, but the story itself as it plays out feels terribly contrived. If it seems as though I am giving short shrift to this story it is because it doesn’t appear to meet any of the criteria that have been set at BDSM Book Reviews. I wasn’t expecting to read what I would describe as a romance for this site. I’m also not a great lover of Romance stories,and this was too predictable in the end. It was not a good match for this reviewer.
To call this book bizarre is an understatement. It features shifters, extra terrestrials, and a plot reminiscent of the later Clan of the Cave Bear Series. It also switchesbetween third person and first person in a confusing mishmash of trying to show the viewpoints of both hero and heroine.
Lorelei ( Beauty) has been raised as Warlord Yale’s pampered adopted daughter until the day she learns he plans to turn her over the extraterrestrials who have decimated Earth’s population. She flees with the help of Brutus, a wolf shifter who despises Normals (humans), but acts as Guardian when necessary. The two of them flee into the wilderness and learn to accept each other and become mates.
There is no BDSM in the book, and the sex is only kinky in the sense that Brutus sometimes lets his inner Wolf out to play with their mate. If you are into shifters and paranormal fantasy, the book has a good plot, but anyone looking for BDSM is going to be disappointed.