No alpha wants Scar.
Wolf omega Scar abandoned his old name along with the traumas of his past fifteen years ago. The pain rendered him bitter and tough - to protect the gentle soul he keeps secret from the world. Now the owner of the Drunken Dragon bar in Cinderhollow tribe, his life is safe but unfulfilling. Scar desperately wants a child of his own. But with every stare on the street and cruel words spoken under breath, Scar knows his disfigured body isn't what anyone wants to see - especially not an alpha seeking a mate.
Scar is running out of time. He's not the young omega he used to be, and if an alpha can't see him for who he is inside soon, he might not ever have a family - or a reason to live again.
No omega wants Ryu.
It's hard being an alpha dragon who can't even get a date, especially when all of Ryu's friends have mates and children already. Business at Ryu's magic school is slow, but the loneliness is even worse. All Ryu wants is an omega - and maybe a baby - to hold dear. Ryu knows there must be someone out there who can love him, and his serpentine Eastern dragon form, for what he is.
But when Ryu finally begins dating a young omega he met at a bar, he doesn't feel as happy as he should. Instead, he can't stop thinking about the bar's mysterious owner, an omega named Scar. But Scar is cold and bitter, and he only pushes Ryu away. So why does that make Ryu want him even more?
No one wants baby Angel.
Scar's life turns upside down when an abandoned baby turns up on The Drunken Dragon’s doorstep one night. Confused and afraid, Scar seeks the help of the kindest alpha he knows - Ryu. Baby Angel is helpless, and the two wildly different men must cooperate to save her. But will an unexpected baby pull them together, or push them apart - forever?
The Dragon’s Doorstep Baby is a full-length novel with steamy scenes and a HEA. It is the third book in the Dragons of Cinderhollow series.
Rating: 5 overflowing cups
I immediately connected with Scar from his first POV chapter. He burrowed his traumatized self deep in my heart and never let go. I just wanted to squish him until his grumpy facade disappeared. I was crazy excited when I realized Scar would have his own story! Scar is the epitome of scorned outsider. His visible injuries are viewed with distaste and judgment, as if somehow his injuries were contagious. Facing that sort of rude (at best) and downright cruel (at worst) day after day, alone too, is more than most people could bear. Most would have given up long ago.
Ryu is pretty darn lovable. A good man, caring and sweet. What I love most about him is he lacks the judgment gene. He can't comprehend why people look at Scar and turn away in disgust. He looks at Scar and sees Scar, not his missing limbs or the scars covering him.
Scar is understandably scared to have feelings for Ryu and Ryu, well... He's oblivious. To what he's feeling and what Scar is. I wanted to shake my head, pat him and say "At least you're pretty."
Angel, the freaking adorable baby left on Scar's bar steps helps bring them together. She is incredible and I love her. I hope there are many books to come so I can watch her grow up!
I LOVED this book. If I had been able to, I would have stayed up all night to read it in one go. I was hooked and didn't want to stop. I finished it the next morning though! You know that feeling you get when you finish a book you love? Skittering excitement and joy over your body. It's awesome and exhilarating and I finished it hours ago! I 100% recommend this book. I loved it and hope you do!
I am intrigued about the next book. It should be interesting!
This book is about a handsome man named Sean (who just so happens to be a porn star). He finds himself abducted and dropped into an auction on an alien planet. Deemed unworthy of going through the sale due to the scar on his lip, he is unceremoniously dumped outside of the auction house to die in a dust storm. He is rescued by one of the residents of the planet. Da'Ceer is a slave who worked his way up to being a token security guard in the marketplace. He had brought his little brother with him to work on the worst possible day. When he stumbled over Sean who had already become buried in a sand drift he picked him up carried him to a shelter within the city for the slaves. Due to the poor maintenance within the shelter, it proves to be a death trap for the cold-blooded residents of the planet. Sean, being warm-blooded, kept the alien and his younger brother alive and warm enough that they were able to survive the fridged shelter. They survived the first storm, but the battle to survive had only just begun. Sean and his new alien friend become a bit more than just friends. The new turn in their lives is difficult for both of them to accept, but when they are forced to flee along with Da'Ceer's family
There are plenty of plot twists in this book and I hope that people will be drawn in for the usual MC's because I found them a pleasure to write about. This is the first book, but there will be more!.
This book is a m/m romance, alien abduction romance, AND an mpreg.
Rating: 4 cups
I haven't explored the sci-fi genre of MM romance much yet. Maybe my fifth book, three of which I didn't finish. This one I did finish! Quite quickly, in fact. If you are weirded out by the idea of a human and lizard-like alien mating, this isn't for you.
Sean is just a regular guy. Desperation leads him to become a porn star. He's about to have his big break in the porn world when he's abducted. Not cool aliens! Turns out he's abducted only to be thrown away for being 'defective.' Moronic slavers, you'd think they'd be smart enough not to waste time and money (and lives) abducting people that have visible scars. Frozen, defrosted, and quickly thrown away on some desert planet. Talk about a shitty day. Could things get worse? Oh hell yeah they can. A humongous deadly sandstorm is coming.
Da'Ceer is a lizard-like alien. I can't remember if his species is given a name. He's a slave on the desert planet (if the name was given, I've forgotten it). He is the first slave to become a security guard, although he doesn't have any real power or respect among the non-slaves. Da'Ceer takes his little brother with him to work. He soon spots the sandstorm coming and runs with his brother to one of the slaver's shelters. On his way, he stumbles upon Sean's semi-conscious body and decides to take him along. That one decision saves all three of their lives.
Upon going home, Da'Ceer and Sean find out they are true mates. Da'Ceer goes into heat and becomes pregnant. He's not too happy about being the pregnant one. It's a death sentence on the planet. He, Sean, and his entire family have to escape before that happens. Da'Ceer's father, a very smart man, has been planning escape for many years.
During their escape, they meet and save the only living royal. This interaction begins a revolution for the planet. The events that followed were interesting; I won't spoil anything though.
I liked this sci-fi story. I enjoyed the characters and the romance. I read it fast and it kept me interested. I hope to find more sci-fi books as equally enjoyable as this one. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book. A lot of change has begun, I want to see where it goes.
The Hybrid Alpha's Baby
Mate or die.
Gabriel is out of time. As the last unmated omega wolf in his superstitious pack, he faces an ultimatum: mate with an alpha, or be banished to the vicious outside world. Gabriel knows he won’t survive out there, but he doesn’t have much of a choice. It’s stay and mate, or leave and die.
But Gabriel wants to make his own choice. Despite the dangers, he leaves the pack. When violent humans threaten him with death or worse, Gabriel accepts his fate - until a gorgeous alpha dragon appears and saves him from a certain demise.
Fight for love.
Dante hadn't intended to find a mate. As an alpha shifter with the hybrid powers of dragon and wolf, he’s gifted with immortality and power. He’d rather be at home with his books than escorting a scout over the lands and searching for new omegas to bring back to their tribe.
But when Dante sees an omega wolf fall into the hands of cruel raiders outside the pack's walls, he feels the spark. Gabriel is his fated mate. Dante refuses to find his mate and lose him in the same night. Dante will fight tooth and talon to protect Gabriel, and doesn't care what stands in his way.
The Hybrid Alpha’s Baby is a 50k novel with steamy scenes, a HEA, and no cliffhangers. It is the first book in the Dragons of Cinderhollow series.
Rating: 4 cups
Gabriel is trapped. An unmated omega in his village, he has a choice: choose a mate or be banish and face sure death outside the walls of the village. Neither choice is ideal. Gabriel's village is isolated and very superstitious. Wolf shifters, they hide behind the walls of the village. It may keep them safe but the walls are a prison to Gabriel and he chooses almost certain death over an unwanted mate. Gabriel doesn't get far from the walls before he's attacked by a group of humans.
Dante is a carefree dragon. He's not looking to be tied down but that changes in a second. Scouting for omegas, Dante comes upon a wolf being attacked by a group of humans. The wolf is his fated mate and he'll do anything to save him.
Once saved, Gabriel is given a choice to go to Cinderhollow and he takes it. Gabriel is fascinated by the dragon city. His village hadn't even had cell phones; exposure to Cinderhollow opens Gabriel's eyes and horizons. Fated mates wasn't something his village believed in. Magic wasn't real there. But in Cinderhollow they both exist. Gabriel learns magic taught by another dragon, Ryu.
Gabriel finds happiness with Dante but his village and the backwards way they were living. Dante, wanting to keep Gabriel and their baby safe, refuses to take him back. Gabriel is too stubborn, especially knowing his magic is stronger while he's pregnant. He goes without Dante, although Dante's brother goes with to help. I'll let you read to find out what happens next!
Gabriel and Dante are a great couple. I loved reading Gabriel's world expand with knowledge and experiences.
There's a lot to love about the world Hawke created. Dragons and magic and true mates and Cinderhollow. Cinderhollow is quite the fascinating place. I want to live there with a dragon mate of my own. *Sigh* Only in my dreams I suppose.
The Panther's Pretend Mate
Omega seeks Marriage of Convenience.
Adventurous and flirty Raja longs for freedom. But since Raja is both an exotic black panther and a rare omega, his traditional clan worries that he’ll fall victim to poaching - or worse. The clan chief issues a decree. If Raja wants to leave the village, he must marry an alpha - one that will protect him.
Frustrated, Raja turns to a shifter dating site. A fake marriage is his ticket to freedom. All he needs is an alpha who will lie for him - one who will pretend to be his mate.
Alpha seeks Happily Ever After.
Alpha dragon Lorenzo didn’t expect much when he put up an online dating profile. He believes love happens naturally and can’t be rushed. But when his younger brother takes a mate before him, Lorenzo begins to doubt if he’ll ever find an omega of his own.
After turning down countless omegas on the site, Lorenzo’s uncertainty deepens. It’s only when an unusual black panther shifter begs him for a fake marriage that Lorenzo first feels a spark of something more.
Lorenzo and Raja both know a real relationship is off the table. But how long can Lorenzo hide his true feelings? And how long can Raja deny what his heart honestly wants?
The Panther’s Pretend Mate is a full-length novel with steamy scenes, a HEA, and no cliffhangers. It is the second book in the Dragons of Cinderhollow series.
Rating: 4 cups
Raja is the rarest of the rare: a black panther omega. He's a prime target for poachers, who would make a pretty penny off him, even dead. To keep him safe, the chief (who's also Raja's father) forbids him from leaving the safety of their village. Raja craves freedom, to be able to hunt and explore like everyone else can. Desperate, he sneaks out to go hunting. Unfortunately, it's a trap. He almost ends up as a poacher's meal ticket. Raja's parents are understandably upset but offer a solution: marry a strong alpha, someone who would be there to protect him. Raja decides a fake marriage is his way out.
Lorenzo is ready for a family. Babysitting his nephew and watching Dante and Gabriel's in love makes him want to find love too. Gabriel and Dante push him to sign up on an online dating site. Raja and Lorenzo start communicating. Raja quickly asks him to come to village and fake marry him. Drawn to Raja, Lorenzo decides to agree.
Lorenzo's arrival in Raja's village is met with great celebration. Raja's parents are thrilled to see the silver dragon of the chief's prophetic dream.
Unlike the first book, Lorenzo and Raja don't instantly fall in love and know they are fated mates. It takes a bit of time and their falling in love leads to uncertainty. Admitting feelings is the hardest thing to do, it takes courage to take that leap and Lorenzo struggles with taking the leap.
I happen to love the fake relationship trope. Fake it until you make it, lol. Fake intimacy can lead to real intimacy. What's not to like about that?
Raja is immature at the beginning. He acts foolishly and it almost gets him enslaved at best and dead at worst. His parents may have been stifling in their protection but their concerns were warranted. Pregnancy and his relationship with Lorenzo help him mature.
The minor characters of this story were great. Raja's parents and cousin were likable and funny. Ryu is great too.
I like seeing glimpses of Gabriel and Dante's lives in this story as well.
I enjoyed this story and read it quickly. I love the world created for the series and the characters as well. I can't wait for more.
Guarding His Omega: An MM Shifter MPREG Romance (Thornhill Alphas Book 1)
An Omega in danger. A fiercely protective Alpha. An ancient enemy out for blood.
Adam Nelson, a handsome rabbit Omega, is nursing a broken heart. Hoping to heal someplace quiet and peaceful, he stays with his grandmother. He plans on spending his days gardening and helping around the house. One day, when Adam and his grandmother are out for a leisurely coffee, they're threatened by Zoltan McMurtry, a dangerous vampire who's still hung up on an ancient family feud. Sure enough, one of his thug vampire associates tries to make good on the threat, and though he's thwarted, Zoltan vows to settle the feud once and for all.
How will Adam protect them both from this mortal enemy?
Wolf shifter and Alpha, Garrett Owens, is the most eligible bachelor in town. His father, the patriarch and head of the family business, has already picked out a mate for him based on business connections. However, when Garrett meets Adam there's an undeniable attraction and it becomes clear they're fated mates. He knows he's going to have to disappoint his father and follow his heart. Garrett also knows Adam, and Adam's grandmother, are in danger. He vows to protect them at all costs.
Can Garrett save them and get the happily ever after he so longs for?
This 43,000 word story is full of steamy, knotty love, fated mates, action, and babies galore! It features a fierce, alpha wolf and an adorable rabbit omega in need of protection and rescue. First book in a new series! Although part of a series, it most definitely can be read alone!
Rating: 3.5 cups
I was intrigued by the idea of a predator/prey romance. I don't recall reading one before. Rabbit Adam has some prey type personality traits, some fear and anxiety when around predator shifters. Yet, he can overcome his fears and act bravely when his grandma is in danger.
Garrett is a rich alpha who is used to living for himself. I liked how Garrett wasn't the perfect, fearless alpha. Like everyone, he has his fears and it takes him time to hit them head-on. Defying his father isn't easy for him, even if he's found his fated mate in Adam. Adam's a sweetheart and utterly lovable. I loved how protective Garrett is, especially with pregnant Adam.
For my first prey/predator pairing, I was pretty happy. Their relationship wasn't dictated by their shifter type. Adam didn't have anxiety because of Garrett being a wolf, neither did Garrett see Adam in terms of prey to be dominated.
This was a good start to the series. A good, quick read.
Crowning His Omega: An MM Shifter MPREG Romance (Thornhill Alphas Book 2)
An alpha fox prince running from the crown. A vampire omega who's given up on love.
Axel Lindquist is an alpha fox prince running from his past as the Swedish crown prince and the fatal mistake he made in his homeland.
He and his brother find Thornhill, a shifter-friendly town where they could live their lives under the radar.
Axel is content running his restaurant, The Fix, and brushes aside thoughts of love, but everything changes when he meets Victor, an enigmatic and handsome omega vampire, and discovers they're fated mates.
Can he capture the omega's heart, or will his secret tear them apart?
Victor McMurtry has almost given up on love. Unfortunately, no one wants to give a vampire omega a chance. After being ditched time and time again, he feels like an outcast, so he's devoted himself to his career as an anthropology professor.
When June rolls around, he decides to spend it in Thornhill for a quiet summer of research, and to hopefully get some work done on a pesky academic article, but his serene peace is broken when a former student shows up on his doorstep, on the run from an abusive ex.
To his surprise, a mysterious and handsome fox-shifter he meets gives chase, but Victor has a hard time believing that anyone could truly love him, even if they are fated mates.
When he gives in, he finds himself pregnant, but can he learn to let Axel into his heart?
This 42K word book is full of steamy, knotty love, action, and all the feels! It features a fierce, alpha fox and a sensitive, loving vampire omega. Although it's part of a series, it can be read alone.
Rating: 4 cups
This series seems to be a bunch of firsts for me. I have never read a book with a vampire omega before. I'm glad this could be my first. Victor is great. Smart and sweet and loving. He's adorable and I happen to love adorable omegas. Love hasn't been in the cards for him; alphas find out he's a vampire and want nothing to do with him. Victor doesn't drink from humans; he starves himself as long as he can until he's forced to feed from animals. He never kills; he has a gentle soul for a vampire.
Axel is a sexy Swede alpha. Yum! If you aren't tempted by his looks, you're sure to be tempted by his cooking. Who doesn't want a man who cooks? He's a fox shifter, which reveals his heritage as a Swedish prince. Axel is extremely focused on hiding his true identity. He wants to live as who he is; he has no desire to go back to Sweden. Axel does not want to inherit the crown. His obsession with hiding the past does cause problems, no surprise there.
Axel and Victor are sweet together. Perfect for each other really.
I did have a little issue with how Axel's parents reacted to finding him. I didn't find it terribly believable but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe royals are more open-minded and care about family more than the royal line. Might be my cynical side coming out.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. Great characters. Interesting story. I look forward to the next in the series. Another first perhaps?
“Nicholas Williams is perfect.
And he’s perfectly unattainable, too.
Maybe that’s why I like the Alpha so much, because I know there’s not a chance in hell of someone like him ever going out with someone like me...”
Liam Davis is an Omega, and currently the Executive Assistant to the CEO at StockLow & Co. It’s a job he never intended on having, but after his ex-Alpha left him high and dry, he needed to find a way to support himself. Although, the hardest part of Liam’s job isn’t the expense reports clogging up his email. It’s the secret, unrequited crush that he’s developed on his boss.
Nicholas Williams is an Alpha, and the CEO of StockLow & Co. It’s a job he’s earned through years of hard work and devoting himself entirely to the company. However, ever since Liam Davis was hired on as his Executive Assistant, Nicholas is finding it hard to concentrate on anything besides the gorgeous Omega...
One day, while in a rush to work, Liam forgets to take his heat suppressants. To avoid a company-wide scandal, Liam ends up asking Nicholas for a huge favor:
He needs Nicholas to sleep with him, right now, to help get him through his heat.
This sets off a series of sudden twists and turns that neither Liam or Nicholas ever saw coming...
But could this unexpected situation lead them right into each other's hearts?
This book is 35K and contains: A HEA, M/PREG, Sexual Situations, Violence and Adult Language
Liam has a massive crush on his boss and considers Nicholas completely unattainable, which makes him safe to fantasize about. Liam works his ass off for the very demanding Nicholas, wanting to prove omegas belong in the workforce. The problems start when he forgets his suppressants. Good thing Nicholas is there to help.
Nicholas lives for his job. As much of a workaholic and hardass he is, he does have some good qualities. He is a rare unbiased alpha, who believes omegas are as capable as any other in the workforce and wants to do what he can to support them. A couple of things throw him for a loop though. Liam's heat and the warning of a senior board member.
Suddenly, Liam finds himself in a fake relationship with his crush. Too bad he doesn't know Nicholas is hiding his own feelings. But he's the boss and doesn't want to reveal his feelings and make Liam feel obligated to feel the same. Liam believes his feelings are completely one-sided.
Liam and Nicholas fit. They are adorable together. Liam is sassy and I like it. As happens, problems ensue when they don't communicate (whhaatt? Not communicating causes problems? Who woulda thought!). One chooses to hide and ignore, the other decides that shit ain't happening.
This is an enjoyable read. It held my attention from start to finish. I liked the characters and the story. If you're looking for secret crushes turning into full-blown love while in a pretend relationship? This is for you. It was for me! I happen to love fake relationships turning into love. Ah, I love them so much. I could read a million of them! I'm excited to see what Lyons writes next.
Henry Merrill escaped the abusive family from his childhood and has built a life as the kindhearted handyman for the small town of Ashford in the 1880’s. Henry has every intention of living his life alone, serving the town he considers home. But an angel named Cory-Elle has other plans for Henry. With a soul that needs to be brought to earth, Cory-Elle gives Henry the opportunity to raise the family he never imagined he would have.
Dr. Lawrence Turner has a bad reputation in Ashford for attending to poor patients who cannot pay him and for being the only physician the town has ever seen make house calls to the local brothel. So when a young man claiming an angel has made him pregnant arrives in his office, Dr. Turner is not surprised. Despite his disbelief, Lawrence has few things to lose in tending to Henry—though Lawrence never counted on his heart being one of those things.
With the help of the doctor’s assistant Ben Lockhart and a saloon woman named Lily Mae Pepperidge, Henry and Lawrence must challenge everything they thought they knew about faith and family.
Together they encounter pain, joy, sorrow, and pleasure. But among it all, they discover love.
Standalone. HEA. Mpreg (Male Pregnancy) is a primary theme.
Rating: 5 wonderfully satisfying cups
Historical romance, especially with mpreg, isn't my usual read. Adding the social judgments of the past isn't an easy thing to get around. Society and families/friends can be judgy enough in contemporary times. I wasn't certain how it would work but I was interested to find out.
Henry is a good, kind, hardworking man. He's had a hard life: abusive parents, and later his only two friends dropped out of his life. Henry is lonely and craving love and a family. An injury allows a meeting with an angel and with Henry's consent, he is pregnant.
Lawrence is an oddity in the small town. He's a doctor without judgment, treating the working girls at the saloon despite what others say about him for it. He is smart and caring, driven to help people with knowledgeable treatments instead of superstitions.
Lawrence becomes Henry's only hope to help him through the pregnancy but first, he has to get the doctor to believe him. With a nudge from Henry's angel, Lawrence comes to believe.
Finch does this historical story right. There are tidbits of the judginess from the time period. Being gay, openly at least, was not an option. The romance is slow burn. I think the first kiss came in chapter seventeen. Not my usual but Finch did slow burn right. It didn't feel like it was taking forever for them to get together. It felt like a natural progression. They both have a bit of uncertainty considering the times, being attracted to the same sex is not acceptable. Lawrence has to deal with being Henry's doctor and the guilt of having inappropriate feelings for him. Their first kiss has a lot of chemistry and feeling behind it. The romance is sweet, don't expect explicit sex.
This story is a wonderful, sweet story of how two men fall in love and form an unconventional family. They find two people, Ben and Lily Mae, to share their home, their lives, and their child with who they can be completely truthful with and who love and accept them. I wasn't sure how Finch was going to make this story work, considering the time period it is set in, but she found a way. It reads realistic and natural (despite the additional of an angel and mpreg). I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The story is different from what I usually read and like in a lot of ways but Finch hooked me. I loved the characters, Henry and Lawrence, Ben and Lily Mae. All were likable, believable in their characterization and unique. They felt like real people and that's the best compliment I can offer. I can imagine their lives in the future, their child growing up.
I 100% recommend taking a chance on this book. I loved it and I hope you do too.
I'm on Beau Brown's ARC team and receive a copy of his books prior to their release. This review will include my Amazon reviews from books 1-4. There is currently 6 books in the series, with the 7th available for preorder. All are available on Kindle Unlimited. All the books are quick reads and it's a great series.
Baby Doctor (Book 1):
Omega Peter Johnson can’t accept that he can’t have babies. Several doctors have told him he’s barren, but he refuses to believe that. After all, there are few things that would be worse news for an omega. He decides to seek the opinion of the premiere fertility specialist in Poppy Field, Dr. Rafe Hexton.
Alpha Rafe Hexton isn’t known for his charming bedside manner. But he’s the best at what he does. When he delivers devastating news to Peter in an uncaring and blunt manner, Peter sets him straight right before he storms out of his office.
When the two men meet at a club one night, Peter ends up in Rafe’s bed. While Peter may not necessarily like Rafe, he can’t deny how attracted he is to the alpha. Rafe is equally drawn to the younger omega, and finds Peter’s infertility a plus in his book. He’s not interested in having kids.
But just as the alpha and omega come to a mutually satisfying arrangement, fate steps in and changes the game.
This 38,000 word story is a contemporary non-shifter Mpreg romance with steamy scenes and lots of warm feels.
Rating: Four cups
I loved the beginning. The hate to love theme is something I enjoy. Rafe is absolutely a heartless jerk at their first meeting. Peter is trying to deal with the fact he's never going to have children, his greatest wish. He is at a place where he thinks he's going to be alone forever. Who wants a barren omega? Rafe, that's who. It starts with sex and sort of evolves from there. Rafe is a jerk more than once but the author always comes back with Rafe opening up and making him likable and endearing. Rafe is the kind of character that can go wrong and have readers hate him. I've read a book that gets it wrong but this one gets it right. Rafe reads like a love virgin, he's adorably confused by feelings and love. Sure, he shoots off his mouth and digs himself into a deep, deep hole but in the end, he is man enough to admit he's wrong and apologize.
I really enjoyed the book and the author's style of writing. I look forward to book two in the series.
Cowboy's Omega (Book 2):
Alpha Lex and omega Stewart shared an instant, passionate attraction to each other when Lex stood up for the omega when a bar patron was hassling him. After spending the night together, they make plans to meet up the next day. But when Lex cancels, and gives no real explanation other than he's leaving the country, Stewart has no choice but to put the promising romance behind him.
When Lex returns to Poppy Field eight months later, he wants to rekindle things with Stewart. But Stewart isn't ready to jump into anything with the secretive cowboy. He knows Lex is the kind of alpha he could settle down with, and that's exactly what Stewart is looking to do; settle down. But how can he trust his heart to Lex, when the cowboy might leave town again on a moment's notice? What is Lex hiding that makes it so hard for him to commit?
This 30,000 word story is Book 2 in Beau Brown's new Poppy Field Mpreg Series. Lots of fun, steamy, heart warming pages await you, and a HEA is always guaranteed.
Rating: Four cups
The first thing I can say is read book one first. I read several books in between book one and two and at first, it felt a bit like I was jumping into chapter three of a story I didn't remember reading. I had to stop and think about it to remember the characters' interactions in the first book. You'll get the most enjoyment by reading book one then immediately going to this one.
Trust is the issue between these two men, trust and communication. Lex started things by leaving without explanation. Stewart doesn't trust Lex to stay. Communicating more would have helped make things easier for them both but that's how relationships work. People let fear and doubt and suspicion build up instead of talking. I enjoyed when they actually talked, it was the moment I had been waiting for. Lex is a sweet alpha and he and Stewart are made for each other. I enjoyed this story and I think you will too
Baby Donor (Book 3):
Omega Ace Hamilton has a horrible case of baby fever. Working as a receptionist at a fertility clinic only makes things worse because he sees pregnant omegas day in and day out. It’s agony watching those happy couples glowing with excitement, when the odds of him ever having a baby are slim to none. He could never afford the artificial insemination procedure, and no alpha will ever get him pregnant the old fashioned way because his younger brother was born with a birth defect. Ace is considered damaged goods by default.
Alpha Wyatt Williams is a donor at the fertility clinic where Ace works. The sexy receptionist catches Wyatt’s eye, and when Ace shares his sad predicament, Wyatt offers to help him out by giving him a baby the natural way. Wyatt doesn’t admit it, but he’s thrilled at the idea of sleeping with the irresistible omega. However, Wyatt makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the pregnancy or the baby after the deed is done.
Ace really wants a baby and he really wants to sleep with the sexy alpha too. But he’s not sure whether he’ll be able to keep his feelings out of the equation. What he truly wants is a real family of his own, complete with an alpha and a baby too.
This is a sweet and sexy, contemporary, non-shifter love story with mpreg and a HEA ending. Though part of the Poppy Field Mpreg Series, this standalone story does not need to be read as part of the series.
Rating: Four cups
Although this is the third in the series, it isn't necessary to have read the first two to enjoy this story. Due to his brother's deformity, Ace hasn't found an alpha willing to mate and have children with him. He really wants a baby. Rich alpha Wyatt isn't looking a real relationship any time in the near future. However, donating is something he's willing to do. Fate has other plans, their attraction is immediate but everything isn't sunshine and rainbows for the pair. Wyatt is pretty clueless when it comes to love. This story was a quick, enjoyable read with steamy sex, a bit of angst, and sweetness.
Alpha's Secret Baby (Book 4):
Fireman Garrett Livingston could probably have any omega he wants. The problem is he isn’t out of the closet yet. Anyone he beds has to promise to keep his secret. That works out just fine so long as he just wants to sleep around and have fun. But nothing is ever that easy, right?
When Garrett meets Chip Sorenson, he falls hard and fast. The problem is, Chip isn’t going to waste his time on an alpha that doesn’t know what he wants. Chip is ready to settle down and have babies. But if Garrett can’t admit to his family and friends who he really is, they have no future.
As heartbreaking as it is, Chip breaks things off with Garrett. But just as he thinks maybe he’s ready to move on and start a life with another alpha, he discovers he’s pregnant with Garrett’s baby.
This is a sweet and sexy, contemporary, non-shifter love story with mpreg and a HEA ending. Though part of the Poppy Field Mpreg Series, this standalone story does not need to be read as part of the series.
Rating: Five cups
I was prepared not to like this story. The basis is angsty, Chip being Garrett's little secret for over a year while hoping for more and being let down again and again. I'm not someone that seeks out angsty books but still, I couldn't stop reading this story. I almost finished it in one sitting but the last part had to wait until I was done with work. While Garrett did win me over, I didn't like him at the start. I had sympathy for his situation but not for the way he kept stringing Chip along. The more I saw him struggle, the more my heart went out to him.
I was drawn into Chip and Garrett's story in a way I didn't expect but I can't complain. This is another great story in the series and I definitely recommend it!
Will two men, as different as can be, find love?
Jaesun Park isn’t a spy, not until the Protectors of the Pure, an organization bent on eradicating shifters from the world, blackmail and coerce him into using his job at The National Press to uncover and publish anti-shifter propaganda. He unwillingly travels north undercover, posing as one of the many campers taking advantage of the new shifter-run campground. The moment he arrives, he’s sure everyone is onto him, but he’s got to do his best to ignore his anxieties. His family needs him.
Wilder is a hybrid shifter content to watch those around him act like fools while they find their mates. If he ever (big if) found his mate, he wouldn’t overreact nearly as much as the other alphas with all their growling and possessiveness. That’s what he thinks until he literally runs into the man meant for him. It takes seconds for Wilder to realize that Jaesun is his and just as much time to realize Jaesun is hiding something that is putting him in danger. And anything that puts his mate in danger is unacceptable.
Except, those he would normally turn to won’t understand what Jaesun has had to do. They’ll lock him up before Wilder has a chance to tell them Jaesun is his mate. He can see that Jaesun is in way over his head, and Wilder is the only one who can dive in and save him. His kind, gentle mate quickly brings out the alpha in Wilder. No one, not his pack or the Protectors will lock up his mate. Before long, Wilder will realize why those other alphas acted so possessive and out of control.
Under His Cover is the fourth book in the Hybrid Heat series. It can be read as a standalone or as part of the series for maximum enjoyment. It features a delightful number of references to Korean dramas and kimchi while still containing those steamy moments that will make your toes curl!
Rating: 5 cups
Jaesun is in tough spot, blackmailed into helping the Protectors of the Pure. His situation is not helping his anxiety issues. He is adorable in how out of his element he is. He's utterly lovable.
Wilder used to laugh at the other shifters who found their true mates. He's not laughing anymore. He finally understand why they act the way they do. It takes him a bit but he does figure out why he can't stay away from Jaesun. My favorite thing about Wilder is his acceptance of who Jaesun is. He doesn't love Jaesun in spite of his quirks and anxieties because he sees nothing wrong with them or with Jaesun. He's such a sweetheart with Jaesun, I love it.
I loved that Jaesun is Korean, the addition of a different cultural perspective was an enjoyable aspect of the story. And Wilder meeting his mom was great. Hey mom, here's my mountain man, definitely not a nice Korean boy, boyfriend. Oh, yeah, he's also a shifter. That went over well!
The Protectors of the Pure definitely make things interesting. Those bastards need to be stopped!! I can't wait for the next book!
Turn up the heat!
Alpha, Preston is alone. His character has been assassinated by a vicious rumor and he’s been cast out of Austin, forced to work as a farmhand for the last eight years. He’ll never find a mate—he’s accepted it. But one night, on a routine delivery downtown, Preston encounters a scent that turns everything he knows upside down.
Kenneth is also alone. Orphaned. Both parents both dead, he’s packed up everything and is moving to Boston to start fresh. But before he does—he heads to the bar for a quick drink to get his mind off things. One quick drink couldn’t hurt…right?
Preston is floored when he catches the scent of his fated-mate. But the sweet omega is in trouble. He’s been drugged by the very same disgusting alpha who ruined Preston’s life eight years ago. Jasper Vanderton.
Fueled by rage, revenge and the scent of his fated-mate, Preston saves Kenneth from a terrible, life changing experience and rushes him back to the farm. It’s not long before the two realize they’re meant for each other. Preston is determined to put a cub in his belly and bind them together forever, but there’s just one problem--
Jasper has found them. His family is rich and powerful, and they’re going to buy the farm and force them off the land—or worse. Preston has no choice but to act, but how can he, one alpha, go up against the most powerful family in Austin?
…But Preston’s been blessed by a miracle. He’s found his fated-mate and he will do anything to make sure they’re never apart.
Alpha’s Destiny is the first book in Texas Heat, a brand new series from Aspen Grey featuring all the great stuff you’ve come to expect from her: fated love, no cheating, thrilling romance and enough heat you’ll need a fan to cool you down. Read at your own risk… ;)
Rating: 3.5 cups
Preston was the victim of rich asshole, Jasper. Drugged after refusing to spread his legs for Jasper, Preston soon found himself being falsely accused and vilified for attempted rape of Jasper. He is abandoned by everyone and moved away to work on an isolated farm.
Kenneth is an orphan about to move away. For a last hurrah, he decides to go to a bar and perhaps get rid of his pesky virginity. Unfortunately, he runs into, you guessed it, Jasper. When Kenneth rebuffs Jasper's attentions, Jasper predictably goes to his favorite tactics: drugs. Kenneth is pretty helpless after being drugged and Jasper and his wonderful (can you hear the sarcasm?) friends are happy to take advantage of him.
Jasper is one of those guys. The rich assholes who get away with everything and leave traumatized people in his wake without a care. He's a selfish jerk that reminds me of all those rich assholes who get away with raping women. To say I hated him is an understatement.
Lucky for Kenneth, Preston comes to save him. And BOOM fated mates. Who loves fated mates? I do!
I had to get over the names when I started the book. I dislike the name Preston (sorry) and I have a close relative named Kenneth. Other than the names, I like Preston and Kenneth as a couple. Preston is a good alpha, an honorable one but that doesn't mean he can't get a little kinky, hehe. Spanking, why is it so delicious to read about?
Jasper, of course, tries to ruin Preston and Kenneth's mating. Unless Preston figures out how to protect his mate and his job, they're going to be homeless soon. They need allies and a plan.
I liked this novella but I didn't love it. I liked the characters and hated the villain. The relationship was steamy and tempered with sweetness. It was a quick, enjoyable read. The plot could have been improved and be more memorable with a bit more elements of originality. This novella is a perfect way to end a long, difficult day. A mix of angst, fluff, kink, and love, it's a nice read for when you don't want to think too much.
Logan McRae expected to wake on the spacecraft Mercury, ready to pilot the ship to New Earth. Instead, he finds himself facing two aliens whose help he'll need if he wants to find his people.
Kit doesn't know what sort of creature he has accidentally purchased, but it's definitely male and not completely different from him and his lover, Halor. The language barrier might be a problem, but Kit knows the language of love doesn't always need words.
Halor has been reluctant to expand his nest, but he'll do anything to give Kit the happiness he deserves, even invite another man into their bed.
Logan has no idea that Kit isn't quite like other men until their passion results in unexpected consequences. Now he must choose between his mission and the two men who have given him everything he has ever wanted, as well as things he never dreamed of.
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Rating: 4.5 cups
This book has been on my to-read list for a long while. It's not on Kindle Unlimited, which means I had to buy it. I'd been hoping to win an Amazon gift card during the last Mpreg author giveaways party but my luck proved to be awful. (I won nothing...unsurprising considering my history of unluckiness) I decided to just take the plunge and buy it. I was done waiting. FYI, I do not like buying books I haven't read before unless it's on sale.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I've tried to read an alien mpreg story before but the one I chose wasn't for me. I was hoping this one was better and it definitely was.
Logan deals with his strange circumstances better than most probably would. Instead of waking up with his fellow crew, he's awaken to find two strange animal-like aliens.
Kit is everything. I love him. Adorable and sassy. He evolved from cats and has feline features like ears, tail, and some fur. He's open, giving, and let's face it, loves sex.
Halor is more reserved. He evolved from birds and has some bird-like features. He's more suspicious of Logan and is focused on protecting Kit from the strange being they accidentally bought.
Kit brings the three of them together. At first, it's Logan and Kit, and Kit and Halor. Kit is hard to deny and harder not to love. Neither Logan nor Halor can resist him. The relationship between Halor and Logan develops more slowly.
The pregnancy gives opportunity for adorable moodiness (Kit) and loving care/pampering (Halor and Logan). It also causes some problems, which force the men to actual talk.
I quite enjoyed the world Brown created. Reminiscent of our own but with tweaks. It is definitely a sci-fi type world. I found it easy to immerse myself in it and imagine the 'aliens' in my mind.
The story is primarily focused on the triad relationship. Like all relationships, they have to contend with unhappy in-laws (Halor's parents), misunderstandings, and judging friends (Logan's crew mates). It isn't easy but love gets them through it.
If Brown wanted, this world could be turned into a series without too much effort. While some humans were rescued from captivity, there are more still out there. There could be another story or two in there. I'd enjoy seeing more of this universe.
This story is a good sci-fi love story. If you enjoy sci-fi and triad relationships, you should give this one a try. It was worth having to buy it. I look forward to more from this author.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I'm an avid reader of MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never have enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course. I live and breathe MM fiction and I enjoy every minute I can spend lost in the worlds I discover there.