Saturday, February 26, 2011

M/M Quickie Review Round Up

~Jet Mykles

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 238 KB
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Publish Date: May 30, 2006
Language: English
ASIN: B0045Y269U

From the author's website:
The Weiss Strande Hotel is in trouble. Business just isn’t what it used to be when Tyler’s father ran the family-owned hotel. On top of business being down, dad’s sick with cancer and bills have skyrocketed.

Desperate to save his family interest, Tyler and his best friend sink their hopes and what’s left of their money into a new venture: a nightclub at the hotel. It’s imperative that the White Room is a success, or else the hotel will go under. Lady Luck seems to be with them, however, because they manage to sign the mega-popular rock group Heaven Sent to play the grand opening.

Already a huge fan of the group, Tyler couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to his hotel. He’s not at all prepared for the bomb of lust that hits him when he’s finally face-to-face with the painfully gorgeous lead singer, Johnnie Heaven. No, it couldn’t be lust. Yes, Johnnie’s probably the most beautiful person he’s ever seen, but Tyler is straight. It must be a misguided form of hero worship that he’s feeling.

Tyler finds out that he and Johnnie share an obsession: video games. When Johnnie invites Tyler to his room to play, Tyler jumps at the chance. Who wouldn’t snap up the opportunity to spend time with their idol? He and Johnnie have a great time with the games, but Tyler soon discovers that Johnnie’s got more in mind. The rock star’s aims to introduce Tyler to a whole new level of game play.
My thoughts: Thanks Kris for recommending this book - you said I'd either love it or die laughing - I loved it (although I did have a smile on my face while reading). I think I like the Gay For You trope and will be reading the rest of the series!

My Rating:

College Boys: Gay Erotic Stories

Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press; 1 edition
Publish Date: March 1, 2010
Language: English
ASIN: B0037Z8BQ0

Is it any wonder that college boys are the stuff of fantasies the world over? These dreamy hunks stride across campus, stirring lust in their wake. Whether toweling off after a swim, lurking in the library stacks, or engaging in some male bonding at the frat house, these gorgeous undergrads are good for page-turning, arousing action. An explicit collection of gay erotica, College Boys explores the first feelings of lust for another boy, all-night study sessions with a classmate, and the excitement of a student hot for teacher. This steamy collection relishes the joys of self-discovery and the revelations that happen when a young man has freedom to pursue his interests—in bed and out. From coming out to falling in love, these stories of sexual awakening will evoke trembling, heart-pounding, sweaty-palmed excitement. Featuring the top erotic authors Rob Rosen, Simon Sheppard, Neil Plakcy, Christopher Pierce, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and more. With searing male-on-male action and wickedly inventive writing, these stories are more provocative, authentic, smart, edgy, and hotter than gay erotica published anywhere else.
My thoughts: I had a hard time with this one. While it was certainly erotic, to me it was depressing. I did get a laugh from the story with the guy who could blow himself, but other than that, these stories were more dark than light.

My Rating:

Bad Boys, Bad Boys
~Mia Watts

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 126 KB
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Release Date: March 16, 2009
Language: English

From the author's website:
What you gonna do when they cum for you? A police force partner submits to his desire while under the influence of alcohol. But since neither of the men are gay, what do they do with their lurking lust?

Geo Wilson has been partnered to Mack for three years. Sharing the same muscular build, dark hair, and olive complexion, they've been dubbed 'the twins' by the department. But lately Geo's dreams have taken an erotic twist to centre around Mack.

Mack values his friendship with Geo, would give his life for the man. Then one night Geo has a few too many beers and plants a kiss on him, he can't forget. He might have been able to pass it off as beer-haze except in helping Geo get back to his apartment, Mack is taken off guard by Geo's tackle and a mind-numbing blow job.

Now the partnership has to redefine itself while the criminal world continues around them. They could lose their badges, or lose each other.

My thoughts: I loved Ms. Watts' She's Got Balls, and I really liked Bad Boys, Bad Boys as well. I read this one right after Heaven, so I'm firmly entrenched in the GFY. This book was hot, and funny, and hot. Loved the tackle scene, loved the little sister's crush on Wilson.

You know what else I really liked about this book? The dialogue. Can't put my finger on why - maybe it was how they'd be talking themselves out of it - right into a sexy scene. I'll definitely be reading more by Ms. Watts!

My Rating:


  1. I really enjoyed Bad Boys, Bad Boys, too! Heaven was a darn good read, too.

    Have we tempted you with the PsyCop series? Or the Bay City Paranormal Investigations series? You have so much to look forward to as a newish m/m reader!

  2. I adore the Heaven Sent series. Everyone seems to have their own favourite pairing.

    I also enjoys Mia's style. She always seems to have just a light hand with the humour, no too much but enough to make it light and very likable.

    The other? Hmm. I will likely pass.

    I agree with PsyCop, I think I read 4 of those in a weekend. Actually anything by Jordan Castillo Price is a hit. So many good ones out there, ZA Maxfield is also great and not too edgy.

  3. Ooh I'm definitely going to have to check out Heaven and Bad Boys, Bad Boys.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Woo hoo! Go me! ;)

    So glad that you really liked Heaven, Patti. You'll love the rest of the series. Oh, and did I tell you there was a spin off too??


  5. Kris: I'm making a list, lol :)

    Tam: There are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. ("not too edgy" sounds right up my alley)

    ~ames~: I definitely want to continue the Heaven series, and am going to continue with Mia Watts - I really liked both books I read by her this month.

    Kris: I'm glad you rec'd this book, I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.