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Once a Brat by Kim Dare

4 Hockeystyxxx

Marcus Tremayne got the nod that his “stalker” was at Spread Eagle again making him more than a little uncomfortable. Maybe using him to vent some of the anger he had stirred up these last few weeks would scare the sub away once and for all and he could have a little fun while he was at it. Bret Daniels was not only angelic looking the boy was a newbie too. This could be really what he needed.
Bret knew at 20 that he was gay and he knew that making his New Years resolution to submit was exactly what he wanted and needed in his life. Seeing Marcus almost immediately upon entering the club for the first night only solidified his resolve. He had never submitted to anyone but Marcus was definitely the one he wanted to learn from.
Following the first rule was hard and Bret knew that speaking out of turn to the other Doms was going to get him in trouble. Hopefully good trouble, the trouble he came here to find in the first place. Bret was a brat but Marcus found himself looking for him every day. He had told him to stay away but there was something about the brat that had him wishing he had never told him to wait the week before coming to see him again. Bret the brat really needed to be taken to hand and taking him home was his only choice. When their games get going it all stops suddenly when the ball hits the floor and they both suffer from what it means for their relationship.
I was really entertained by this M/M offering by Ms. Dare. Bret was cute and a little sassy, a typical brat, but he knew what he wanted and wouldn’t let Marcus say no without at least giving him a chance to prove himself. I loved Marcus as he fought with himself to stay away but their instant attraction and chemistry were too much for him not to give in to as their interactions exploded off the pages.
I was given this book free from Riptide Publishing through Net Galley for my honest review.

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Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens

5 Hockeystyxxx

Casey loved curling up and watching her favorite vampire television show Night Angels with the sexiest man alive but even as she accepted his friendship she knew that there was no way the tall, handsome, gazzillionaire would go for her. She was… well her body had curves, a lot of curves, despite pretty much giving up on carbs since her neighbor decided to spend so much time keeping her company in between his rotating line up of Barbie dates. It didn’t stop her from naming her favorite toy Mr. Nick though.
Nick knew that Casey was not the right woman for him. She was human and even being near him she stirred up a passion and desire like he had never known before. He couldn’t take away her humanity to be with him. The council, forcing him to declare his bride wanted it done this week or he would lose his presidency. Gave in to his craving and gave her the pretty woman treatment with his friend Linc helping him or rather prodding him. When a meeting at the party stole him away from her it was Linc who took her home when she ran from the party.
Alvinia wanted him back for whatever reason and the goth chipmunk, as Casey called her, wasn’t going to take him away from her even though he still told himself it was just pretend. Attacked at work, Casey is near death but pulls through only to have Nick by her side ready to open up and tell her the truth; that he is a vampire, and hoping she doesn’t run. But run she does…for donuts and coffee. Sweeping her away to his island they prep for a quick wedding but the crazy lady breaches the wards and gets her hooks into Casey and the only way to save her is to take the first step. A step that she might hate him for but the only thing Nick can focus on is his hope that Casey will fight back enough to get the bitch out of her head and open her eyes to see how much he loves her.
I loved loved loved this book! I saw so much of myself in Casey it was scary at first! I was like: did Candace write me as a character? Her body and her self image, her likes, her humor and her desire to be wanted by the sexy guy but giving up hope to go out with losers…. Hello! Been there done that. And Nick was so dayum sexy as he worked his way through his true feelings and emotions for Casey! I loved their banter, their connection and their delicious intimacies! Oh and Linc, Nicks best friend…. Yummy bonus candy! So hoping that Ms. Havens decides to continue this world with more stories in the future because one taste of this world was not enough.

I was given this book free through Net Galley and the publisher Entangled for my honest opinion in this review. \

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