Review: “Greyson Fox” by TL Travis

TITLE: Greyson Fox
AUTHOR: TL Travis
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Encompass Ink
COVER ARTIST: SL Perrine
GENRE: Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 189 pages
RELEASE DATE: Sept 28, 2018
PRICE: $2.99 – e-book/ $ 10.99– paperback

BLURB:

Greyson Fox, the man, the myth, the legend. The highly sought after, self-proclaimed permanent bachelor. Or so the rumor mill goes. Sure, I’ve heard it all – but the one that stung the most was being called a heartless bastard. Love ‘em and leave ‘em, that one in particular I found to be the most humorous since only one man had ever shared my bed more than once, and he’d long since passed away.
I wasn’t the heartless bastard they all proclaimed me to be, but life had a way of kicking me in the teeth…Repeatedly, so I shut my heart off.
For years I thrived, building my empire and living by my own rules. Until one day, the walls came crashing down around me.
Potential trigger warning:
This book contains brief descriptions of human sex trafficking, as well as two mentions of sexual abuse, including a brief description of oral abuse and an attempted sexual assault. There is some physical abuse by the syndicates hands and a drug overdose so if those are trigger points this may not be the book for you.


Greyson Fox has not had an easy life. After his mother passes, Greyson meets the older handsome Daniel Holloway, and he falls in love almost instantly. Daniel is perfect in every way. When tragedy strikes yet again, Grayson is devastated. After a period of grieving, Greyson takes what Daniel gave him and turned it into a successful empire. Greyson has every reason not to trust in love, and as the last piece of his heart breaks, he decides he’ll never get too close to anyone again. After a one-night stand while on a business trip, Grayson can’t get the enigmatic redhead out of his head. Every conquest is disappointing, and he starts to think he doesn’t want to follow his own rules anymore.

Greyson Fox is an innocent nineteen-year old that just wants to help his mother and make her proud. His father passed when he was young, and his mother had to take on the burden of raising her son alone. Greyson has always been smart. He’s able to retain information unlike most people. He gives up on the opportunity to go to college because he knows they can’t afford it and his mother is already stretching herself thin. Meeting Daniel while sharing a common tragedy was the best thing to ever happen to Grayson. He falls in love fast and hard. He gives Daniel his entire self, and the older man repays that in kind. The two become hopelessly in love and Daniel couldn’t want for anything. For years after losing Daniel, he shut out any possibility of forming an attachment with another man until Samuel dances into his life and flips his world upside down.

Samuel loves dancing. It’s part of who he is. He’s also gay and had been shunned by his family. The silver fox he meets at a club one night takes him back to his hotel room for a night of passion and kink but never leaves his mind. Especially when he wakes to find money on the nightstand. Samuel gets an opportunity to dance at one of the hottest clubs in the city, and he’s ecstatic until he meets the owner. The silver fox he’s never been able to let go of is the infamous bachelor who ruined him for any other man. He just needs to decide if he can trust the man again and get past his own humiliation.

I had such high hopes for this book! I loved the beginning, and Daniel was such a joy to read about. It’s not often in stories that we get the before they were millionaire bad boys, so that was refreshing. I did find that the book wasn’t focused past the before scenes. Too many random points thrown in that never really came together. I’m not sure I understood the point of some of it. The beginning flowed almost flawlessly, but then it just became unfocused. Grayson and Samuel’s time together was rushed, and the whole kidnapping thing was a bit much. It took on a life of its own. I love TL Travis, so I loathe having to write a review that says anything other than I loved it, but I didn’t love this. I really wanted to. Definitely read some of the other books TL writes. Social Sinners was absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to read whatever comes next for this author.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Only Time Will Tell” by TL Travis

TITLE: Only Time Will Tell
AUTHOR: TL Travis
SERIES: Stand Alone
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Rue Volley
GENRE: Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 160 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2018
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book

BLURB:

Two men, one watch…
When Alex and Charlie met, they instantly clicked. Throughout the years, their bond grew from friends, to lovers. But when Charlie’s father passes away something inside him changes. Alex feared their relationship was over and knew his heart would never survive.
Things spiral out of control as Charlie’s erratic behavior leads Alex to think the worst. During an intense argument, they’re transported back in time. When Charlie comes to, Alex isn’t by his side. Frantically, he searches for him. But when he finds him, he’s surprised Alex doesn’t remember who he is.
Charlie must make Alex fall in love with him again. But what happens if he doesn’t?
Will this be the end of their relationship, or will it be game over for them both?
Only Time Will Tell is an Erotic, M/M, Time Travel/Sci-Fi 56,000-word stand-alone Romance for those over 18.


This was my first book by this author, and I will read her again. I was nervous about a time travel story because I think I expect too much. I want timelines to work and not get confused. This author did ok with this. I mean the MC’s have known each other since childhood, but when they went back in time, one didn’t know the other. This confused me a bit, and he was going to marry a woman. I thought he had always been gay? So yeah, it was a bit confusing for me.

Alex and Charlie are an amazing couple that have grown up with each other being the best of friends. As they get older, they both realize they’re made for each other, and neither of them can imagine being with anyone else. The connection these two have just fills your heart with happiness and jealousy. And the chemistry. Holy hotness. They steamed my glasses a few times.

When Charlie’s dad passes away, their life as they knew it changes. Charlie tries to figure out why his father was gone all the time and puts the pieces together. He inherited everything including his dad’s pocket watch. Alex wants nothing more than to help Charlie through this difficult time, but Charlie’s behavior is erratic and uncharacteristic. After a big fight, they are transported back in time, and Alex has no idea who Charlie is. In fact, Alex is engaged to be married to a woman.

Can Charlie get Alex to fall in love with him again? Will either of them see the happiness they deserve with each other? Their love story will have you rooting them on, have you in tears, and you will get upset for them. Their love is so natural and you want that for yourself.
This is truly a beautiful love story, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Tempt Me” by Remmy Duchene

TITLE: Tempt Me
AUTHOR: Remmy Duchene
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Kanaxa
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Erotic
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 85 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2018
PRICE: $3.99 – e-book

BLURB:

Officer Gabe Ford knows finding love could be a tad problematic—especially since he hasn’t come out to his partner of six years yet. But what’s a guy to do when his body wants what his brain is saying he can’t have?
A year and a half after a breakup, Jason Tomlinson isn’t actively looking for a relationship. Hell, he can do bad all by himself. But Gabe Ford is just too damn yummy to resist. Just as things are beginning to pick up, one bullet may end it all before it even begins.


Tempt Me is a Contemporary romance novella with a healthy dose of erotica thrown in. Officer Gabe Ford and his partner are seeking out some grub when a sexy mountain of a man lets them into his bar before opening hours. Gabe isn’t sure how to react to the openly flirtatious bar owner, but he is certain that he doesn’t want his partner to know he’s gay. Jason Tomlinson hasn’t been in a relationship since his ex a year and a half ago. He hasn’t openly looked and wasn’t when the sexy as sin Officer Gabe Ford knocked on his window seeking out a big daddy burger.

Gabe was adorable, in a sexy as sin sort of way. He was a little shocking with his kinkiness in the bedroom. Definitely not the one I assumed would be. I love how shy he is to ask for what he wants but then gains confidence as the relationship grows.

Jason is a little older than Gabe, but he’s tall and sexy even with a man-bun that he hates. I really enjoyed this character. He seemed to have a lot of facets to his personality that were really intriguing especially in such a short book. I loved how he let Gabe be free and open during sexy times. I really would like to read more of these guys.

Tempt Me was an interesting mix of romance and erotica. I’d say it tipped more towards erotica than actual romance. There were a lot of different kinks being thrown out in this novella. These guys were not shy about trying new and different things, and I really enjoyed seeing that in a book. It wasn’t a BDSM book by any means, but it was a couple trying some good old-fashioned kink and I loved it. The plot was set up really well. Definitely a couple of intense moments. About halfway through the book, I felt like things were starting to feel rushed and thrown together. I did enjoy it. It’s definitely a good, hot, short read for those late nights.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Natural Beauty” by Meraki P. Lyhne

TITLE: Natural Beauty
AUTHOR: Meraki P. Lyhne
SERIES: Cubi Series
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer
GENRE: MMM; Paranormal; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 312 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2018
PRICE: $4.99 –e-book

BLURB:

The Cubi people have lived a secluded and quiet existence since they arrived in America. A shipment of new breeders brought two changes with it: Their next King and a mutated breeder. Those two changes set off a chain of events that the Cubi are far from ready to deal with.
Daniel aspires and works hard to find his future place as the sovereign ruler of his people. Seldon fights to rise to his new station and level of responsibilities as the right-hand Lord to a King, but the fight is also with himself. The breeders, who were freed during the upheaval in the Great House of Dahlidin, return to the human society, but not everybody finds it easy to acclimatize.
Although forced into action, Daniel’s hands are tied. Tough decisions that will either end their war or step it up have to be made. The only question is whether a Kingdom that young is even ready for that.


This is the fifth installment of the Cubi series. Meraki world of Cubi’ sharing the nation with humans continues with Daniel growing into his role as King Beaudin, that comes with responsibilities he doesn’t think he’s capable all of the time.

After the attack on the Grand House, some of the breeders were set free. One of those is Alex. We met Alex in previous books. Being home again with his radical parents and having dreams that he’s back with the Cubi’s again, confuses him to no end. It seems he’s going through of a dose of withdrawal along with the sexual fantasy that he’s taken hard. Having a homophobic faternal conditioning that a man is the penetrator, he goes into a state of depression. That state pushes him to search for the Cubi that he feels are out there.

Seldon feels insecure. After being raped, the fever slowly leaves his body, but that doesn’t mean that his mind has healed. But he is not alone…he has Daniel and Caledon who take care of their dear lover.

The Kingdom of Daniel is expanding. The coronation is near, and there is a lot of empowering going on. Daniel must dose Marca, his Fountain several times a day. They are developing a very close friendship.
There is a lot going on. Cubi are coming in for the ceremony, new natural beauties are arriving and Daniel’s goal to change the Cubi point of view on breeders who now are called feeders.

I like how their society is changing. They become more open, and we start to see that feeders are more appreciated than we thought.

I specialy loved Alex’s POV. Almost half of the book is about him searching and finding his place after the attack. He’s experimenting with his desire without being dosed, and that creats pure energy.

I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Leather Head” by Matt Converse

TITLE: Leather Head
AUTHOR: Matt Converse
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Encompass Ink
COVER ARTIST: Rue Volley
GENRE: Erotica; Horror/Thriller
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 47 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 4, 2017
PRICE: $.99 -e-book

BLURB:

Gable is just playing dress up for San Francisco’s leather S&M fair, but Leather Head isn’t playing. His friend Shawn warns him to be careful what he’s advertising for since the community has been rocked by four brutal murders. Gable still thinks it’s all in fun, but it isn’t. Desire can be deadly.


This was a pretty intense short story. I wasn’t quite sure what I was expecting, but the author had me on edge for most of the story. The way this author described his characters, including the killer, had me immersed from the get-go.

Gable decides to dress up for the leather party even though it’s not his scene. He quickly decides he’s going to have fun with this. His best friend, Shawn, can’t believe how good he looks and warns him to be careful.

Leather Head is new in town and has already had a few of his victims at his mercy. Gable can’t get over how hot this man is and after a bathroom rendezvous, decides to go home with Leather Head.

This is a great chiller with some hot scenes. It will have you by the seat of your pants and gripping the sofa. I read it in one sitting and so will you. What will become of Gable? How will Shawn handle his missing best friend? It’s exciting to the end.

Enjoy

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis