Sandpipers’ Secrets (Sandpipers #1) by Jade Archer
Book one in the Sandpipers’ Series
ebook, 139 pages
Published January 24th 2011 by Total-E-Bound
Three men, so many secrets. Can Brody, Lark and Zak find their way to love, or will someone put a stop to their chance at happiness forever? Brody is starting again. He’s moved halfway across the country to a new city, a new life. But it’s hard to stay hopeful when you’re one meal away from starvation and two weeks away from eviction. He needs a job. Fast. And not in his old line of work either or he risks everything. Fortunately, Sandpipers’ restaurant is in need of a kitchen hand and Brody’s desperate enough to do almost anything. But once the pressures off, Brody finds a whole new focus for his attention. Well, two actually! He’s just not sure he can afford to indulge. Lark and Zak have been partners for years, both in business and in pleasure. They know everything about each other. They know what they have is right. They know . . . that there’s something missing. Could Brody be the answer? Will the secrets each of the men keep drive them apart? And will they live long enough to enjoy their love once someone decides it’s perverted?
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Well, I liked it but I definitely didn’t love it. I feel as if the story was a it rushed and although the plot had great potential it didn’t quite hit the mark. There were several things going on throughout the story that could have been expanded upon. I feel like the sex in the book was more of the focus than the plot (I actually found myself skimming through a few of the sex scenes to try and move it along). With all of that said I still found myself glancing at the next book in hopes of a peek at how this relationship develops.
Out In The Field by Kate McMurray
Cover Design by Ginny Glass
Publisher: Loose Id
Ignacio Rodriquez, Iggy to his friends, has been dreaming about playing baseball for the Brooklyn Eagles ever since he was a boy. His dream comes true and then some; he finds himself playing alongside his idol, first baseman Matt Blanco, who is everything he dreamed of and more.
Matt Blanco is entering the twilight of his career, plagued by injuries and two decades of lying about who and what he is, but he thinks he still has a few good years left in the major leagues. Then he meets Iggy and everything turns upside down. But carrying on an affair with a much younger man is one thing. Having an affair with his teammate introduces a whole new set of complications. When a trade and a career-ending injury threaten to keep them apart, both men have to figure out what they’re willing to risk for the love of baseball and each other.
Wow! I loved it. I am not a huge baseball fan but of course it is not necessary to love baseball in order to love this story. All I kept thinking was how hard it must be to not be able to be yourself, to show how you love the person your with for fear that so many people will turn against you. I wanted so much for these two men to be able to just walk down the street and be able to not look over their shoulders.
The author did a great job of not only giving the reader a hot romance but also throwing us into what they faced outside of the bedroom. The characters show a myriad of emotions as they walk that fine line between teammates, friends and lovers. From beginning to end this book had me hooked.
We Danced by Jeff Erno
Published June 1st 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s respected in his community and regarded as one of Carlisle’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s accepted that his life isn’t conducive to a romantic relationship, especially as a closeted gay man. Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student who’s serving an internship in town. Josh’s deepest passion is helping animals. Romance is the furthest thing from his mind… until the night he meets taciturn, handsome Rex Payton. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for—one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss. Suddenly romance isn’t so insignificant, but it’s also not without complications. For this relationship to work, Josh has to decide if he can cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection.
Change of Heart by Mary Calmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved it! I seem to find myself loving everything I read by this author. As soon as I finished this book I had to immediately read the next two.
The only thing I would change about this series is the complexity of the roles in the tribes. It got a little confusing learning all the different names for the positions people held. It was sometimes too much. I also thought it was a bit overkill when it came to explaining the relationship between Semel, Reah and Yareah. After about the fifth time it was explained I found myself getting annoyed.
I definitely will follow the rest of this series when and if it becomes available.
by Mary Calmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Again love this series,love the characters and couldn’t help from finding myself drawn into the world that Mary created. Again my complaints are the same as before, it was too much information when it came to the different roles in a tribe or the werepanther society as a whole. I sometimes found myself having to go back and reread something to make sure I completely understood it.
It still didn’t take away from me loving the book.
by Mary Calmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book although I have to admit that the characters seemed a bit familiar to me Stefan (Jory) and Rand (Sam) only the Cowboy version. The way all the women were drawn to Stef and instantly loved him and all the men were charmed by him was so much like Joey from Matter of Time that I pretty much had the same picture in my mind of what the character looked like. As for Rand he and Sam share that same domineering, possessive, cocky yet strong and gental personality.
With that said, how could I not like the book when Joey and Sam are my favorite couple? It was almost impossible not to like Stef and Rand.
This was just a fun book to read. Not overly angst filled or emotional. It was humorous throughout most of the story with a mystery (I admit unnecessary and a bit lacking) that wraps up fairly quickly thrown in and a nice little HEA for a smile.