Gabe thinks he’ll never have a bond of his own. He’s bond-cut, which means his scent gland is so scarred, he can’t bond to anyone—not even his best friend, Marcus, who he’s been in love with for six years.
Gabe spends every waking moment with Marcus. They co-own a tattoo parlor and share an apartment. It was Gabe who gave Marcus the vibrant bird tattoos all over his body. But Gabe never plans to tell Marcus about his feelings. Marcus deserves a bond.
Marcus may be huge, even for an alpha, but everyone knows he’s a marshmallow at heart. He’s not going to pressure his bond-cut best friend into a romantic relationship he may not want. Until Gabe’s heat starts early, and a series of accidents lead to a dangerous pregnancy that exposes their true feelings for one another and rocks the foundation of their friendship.
In a world where bonds are everything, can love be enough on its own?
The Bond-Cut Omega is a 35,000-word best-friends-to-lovers romance with knotting, MPreg, manties, and hurt/comfort. It’s a companion book for the Nerds Who Knot Series, but it stands alone.
Rating: 5 cups
Amy offered me a chance at an ARC copy of this book and I jumped on it! I immediately got to reading.
Gabe is a broken from the unresolved issues of his past. He's desperately in love with Marcus and is determined to never tell him.
Marcus is desperately in love with Gabe but thinks because he's bond-cut that means Gabe wouldn't want him.
If only it was so scary to tell someone how you feel, right?
Gabe's heat exposes their feelings for each other and for a night everything is perfect. They're pregnant and together. Insecurities are a bitch though and they reek havoc on their relationship.
Amy brings on the angst. I've said it before, I am an angst wuss. Amy told me she was thinking of me while writing the angst (she knows I'm an angst wuss). I think she was worried it'd be too much for this wuss. Thankfully, I endured! I definitely admit to crying at least once in sadness. My heart was breaking along with Marcus's when Gabe broke up with him. It hurts to think of it now.
What I like is the angst is meaningful and doesn't last forever. I listened to In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish on Audible. It's a great book but it drowned me in angst. By the end, my heart was battered and it was too much for me. Amy keeps staying within my angst limit, kudos!
I loved how the story progressed. Neither was whole until they came together. They were living half a life but their love made them whole. I won't go into details, I don't want to give it away but the ending was very satisfying. I cried happy tears!
What are you waiting for, read and enjoy!
Just Ridley Book 1
I'm a genuinely happy person, regardless of the fact that both of my parents are dead, I'm a college dropout, I work at a diner as a cook in Purdy, Nebraska and I'm a tall, lanky virgin, gay man with more freckles than not, bright red hair, and a creepy obsession with a gorgeous god of a man who always catches me stealing glances of him and doing awkward things, such as nearly killing myself with a mop bucket or frying pan. When my car breaks down not far rom said gorgeous, god's house, I learn that Flynn is my best friend's alpha and there is more to my obsession than my ridiculous habit of accidental suicide attempts. We're connected.
I've been watching my mate for months and waiting for the perfect time to finally claim him. When he comes sputtering to a stop not far from the leap house where I'm the alpha of a large leap of leopards, I'm both excited to finally have him close and worried about how to explain our world. When I find out he already knows about shifters and his best friend is a member of my leap, I feel like this mating just got easier. But fighting both, members of my own kind, and my precious mate's insecurities, might be too much for even a chosen bond. I have to find a way to protect my mate from a crazed she-leopard and prove to him that he could never be, JUST Ridley.
Warning: Mpreg elements!
Also, my books have little to no angst, and lots and lots of fluff! They are better read in order, because I kind of write them like a continuation of a story, and I don't like to repeat explanations over and over if I can help it. No cheating, because that makes my heart hurt, and I try to avoid things that make me sad like I SHOULD be avoiding carbs. Sorry, I just don't want anyone being disappointed if they like the angst filled heart-rippers. These read more like a romantic comedy than a romantic drama.
Enjoy!! ::blowing you kisses::
Rating: Five cups
I loved this book! Ridley is hilarious! He is the most awkward, clumsy guy ever whenever Flynn is around and I couldn't help but laugh at the guy. He is utterly lovable. It's a miracle the poor guy didn't kill himself. Ridley captured my heart and he and the humor is mostly why I gave it a five. I liked Flynn a lot and he was great with Ridley. Mpreg elements in this book, no mpreg. I like the idea of the chosen as the explanation of mpreg.
Grumpy Old Bear: Book 2
Everyone thinks I'm just a young, thrill seeking sass mouth who accidentally stumbled upon my status in the command by being the alpha-mate's best friend. The truth is, I'm a lot more mature than people give me credit for. Including my mate. From the time I was young, while all the other little boys were dreaming of being warriors and fighting for their leap, all I ever dreamed about is meeting my mate and living happily ever after. But my first meeting with my mate didn't go to plan, and he rejected me. Now, living the life everyone else wanted and didn't think I deserved, I couldn't enjoy it or anything else, because I was walking around as only half a person.
I'm old and grumpy and a bit of a bastard. I'm worried about bringing such a young mate into my life of near seclusion and I react badly to finding out he is only twenty. I regret my behavior immediately, but I'm still not sure I have anything to offer a gorgeous, funny, full of life person like my mate. When I start stalking him like a complete creep, I have to admit to myself that I made a huge mistake. But am I going to be too late to repair the damage I've caused? Maybe using an ability that nobody knows about to track down his missing best friend will be my chance to redeem myself as more than just a grumpy old bear.
Rating: 4 cups
The meeting between Bennett and Thompsyn, OMG, so funny! My heart broke for him when Thompsyn rejected him. Sad moment. Bennett has quite the mouth on him! It was enjoyable just sitting back and waiting to see what he would say next. Thompsyn, lol. He's a stereotypical grumpy old bear! But he's perfect for spunky Bennett. I enjoyed their story a lot. Again, mpreg elements, no mpreg.
Sweet Sutton: Book 3
I've been watching my sexy neighbor lounge around his back yard in the nude for like three months now. Like a creepy weirdo, I do it with all the lights in my house off, so he won't know I'm there. When I think he is being attacked by wild animals, I run out to save him, shotgun in hand. And that is how I find out about shifters, mates and chosen. I can have babies?! WTF? Also, my gorgeous neighbor thinks I'm his mate. I've lived a life of people being forced to put up with me, when they didn't have a choice. Can I accept this mating, even to the most amazing man I've ever met, if the choice isn't even his?
Barron "Ronny" Franks
I'm a boring, serial-white-t-shirt-wearing, plain-looking grease monkey, who can't quite get over this curious obsession with my neighbor. Even though I'm sure I would have scented if he was my mate over three months ago when he moved in, my leopard and I are stuck on the man. When he tries to save me from my friends, and finds out about shifters, I finally get close enough to the sexy man to smell the truth. He really is my mate. And he's chosen. I couldn't be more happy with the gift I've been given, but his lack of understanding, the added comments of ignorant, bigoted leap members, and the continued investigation of cult activity among my people, might make it impossible for me to claim my sweet Sutton.
Rating: 4 cups
Ah, Sutton, spying on his naked neighbor and fantasizing about him. Can't blame him though. Ronny is endearing, insecure with his desirability because his previous lovers told him he was boring.
This is the first couple that has a human that isn't aware of shifters. Sutton may be friends with one but he had no idea what Foster was. Sutton does have Foster to sort of help ease things but mostly, it's Ronny. Having that link with his mate makes it easier to accept. I love that Sutton made Ronny feel like it was okay to be who he is. They're a cute couple. Another good one. More mpreg elements, no mpreg.
Call Me Baby: Book 4
I've been pretty sure Burke was my was my mate from the first time I saw him on the screen he and his brother were using to talk to each other from two different places. But as long as my leopard doesn't smell him, I can give us both the time we need to get our lives together. The key is not meeting him physically, until the time is right. The day I walk into my best friend's house and smell the most amazing scent on the air, I know that I've run out of time to get my crap figured out. In person, he's everything I've ever dreamed he'd be. And I'm all too happy to claim him. But he's been attacked by a shifter, and just found out he's chosen. I don't want to spring this on him too, and end up making him run back to Georgia, like he's always threatening. What I don't realize, is that my fear of scaring my mate, is actually breaking his heart. Can I make it right with Burke? And can I save him from a crazed, shifter stalker, who is convinced Burke is his?
I think I might be going crazy. Maybe it's all the work. Maybe it's my creepy, stalkerish lab partner. But only a mental break can explain said creepy lab partner's face going all scary, and him attacking and biting me. Right? When I go to Purdy, Nebraska to get away from it all and visit my adopted brother Sutton, it comes with a special surprise. My brother's best friend of five years. The one I've never actually met, but have been in constant battle with for almost as long. The man I've secretly had the biggest crush on, since the very first time he annoyed and then bossed me, while I was video chatting my brother. When I learn about shifters and mates, and what the mark on my rear-end is all about, I finally understand this draw I've always had to the annoying man. But if that is true, then why isn't Foster saying anything? Am I alone in this crazy pull? And is it too much to ask for him to drop that stupid nickname, and continue to call me baby?
Warning: Mpreg elements!
Also, my books have little to no angst, and lots and lots of fluff! They are better read in order, because I kind of write them like a continuation of a story, and I don't like to repeat explanations over and over if I can help it. No cheating, because that makes my heart hurt. Sorry, I just don't want anyone being disappointed if they like the angst filled heart-rippers. These read more like a romantic comedy than a romantic drama.
Enjoy!! ::blowing you kisses::
Rating: 4 cups
Wow, Burke. He's another with a mouth on him. Mostly curses, lol! His meeting with Foster is pretty funny. Foster didn't need to meet Burke in person to know or at least suspect he was his mate. Burke feels it too and doesn't understand why he obsessed with the guy that teases him all the time. Smell must have something to do with the 'activation' of the mating bond. The bit of angst in this story happens when Foster tries to give Burke time to like him for him without forcing him into mating. Too bad Burke takes it as a rejection. Humor, bit of angst, sexy times, and some drama. More mpreg elements.
Pretty Angel: Book 5
When I was six, monsters attacked and killed my mom while we were unloading groceries. I thought I'd been rescued by the nice man we'd met the day before at the pool, but throughout the twelve years I spent in his basement, I started to realize things. He was one of the monsters, and my basement bedroom was my cage. Now, on the run from the people who wanted to sell me to the highest bidder, I want desperately to make a new life for myself, but my face tells the horrors of my past in the badly scarred claw mark running down the left side. When I find Purdy, I feel safe. And when I find Green, I feel something else. I want something someone like me can't have. Hope is dangerous, and I can't let myself be pulled in by it. Even if all my dreams truly are wrapped up in this one man, and everything he's offering seems perfect. And then I learn about the monsters, about shifters and about Green, and my connection to them all.
The moment I see my delicate, but strong mate, I feel elated. Followed very quickly by cold fury when I see the suffering written all over his scarred, but still beautiful face. When I follow him one day after his shift at Bunny's diner, I also find out he's homeless, and still suffering. Convincing Rory that I want him is a bit of a struggle, but I know it will be worth it once I have him living under my roof, where he belongs. The plan to get him there didn't originally involve the wolves that kidnapped him as a child showing up, but I'll take what I can get. Getting him to stay once he finds out about my kind and their correlation with the monsters that killed his mother might be tough, but I'm hoping I give him more reasons to stay than to go. Unfortunately, a bad decision involving communication that leads to Rory thinking I'm only in it for the money I can get for him might make it impossible. Until I can make him mine, I'll just have to continue to be the guardian of my pretty angel.
Rating: 4 cups
Rory, poor Rory. He had a hard childhood to say the least. His scarred face and traumatic past reminded me a little of Scar in The Dragon's Doorstep Baby by Hawke Oakley (which I want to reread it now). Green (am I the only one that think that's an odd name?) sees Rory as a pretty angel and his scar does nothing to detract from his beauty. Rory thinks Green is making fun of him when he calls him pretty angel. It was wonderful to see Rory get such an adoring mate.
I'm pretty sure this is where the actual mpreg makes its first appearance. I'll let who it is be a surprise. It's one of the previous couples.
Hot Stuff: Book 6
I'm a bit on the chubby side, and I tend to somehow walk around with at least one foot hanging out of my mouth at all times. It's amazing how spectacularly I can vomit out a run-on sentence with every phrase being more offensive than the last. When my father sends me to Purdy, Nebraska to talk my favorite author into signing on with his publishing company, I know he doesn't know what kind of author the man is, and that the whole venture is a lost cause. One, an author of gay romance wouldn't touch Sanders' Publishing with their worst enemies…pen. And two, has there actually ever been someone with less social skills than me? But he's the overly controlling parent that I can't seem to get out from under the thumb of. And I'd really like to meet one of my favorite authors in person. And then I do. And he's truly the most gorgeous, delicious man I've ever met in my life, and me fantasizing about all the things I want to do to him is pointless. Right? Except, all the things he writes about in his books are real, and my birthmark makes me something I've never been in my entire life. Important.
I'm a quiet man, usually. Not because I'm shy, or even antisocial, but because I like to sit back and watch. I'm an observer. And sometimes, I'm lonely. I was starting to worry that our leap was going to meet its quota of soulmates before I found mine. I mean can we even fit any more gay men into our micro-town? I feel like there is a law somewhere about it. When the old, bigoted geezer from Sanders' Publishing shows up at my not-job to offer a contract I've turned down multiple times already, I'm ready to throw him out on his wrinkly rear-end. Only, the delicious little chubby I find waiting for me is definitely NOT Alder Sanders. But he IS my mate, and he's flipping perfect. His body was made for tying to the bed and devouring. If we can somehow make it past Alder Sanders, my mate's insecurities and the creepy cult's terrifying new chemical weapon, maybe it will actually work out. One could hope, right? Because I'd really like to get Davis back to my room and do ALL the hot stuff.
Rating: 5 cups
I had planned on doing books 1-5 but then I started book 6 and god, I couldn't stop reading! Davis is hilarious! He has a serious word vomit problem and I love it and I love him. He's fluffy and adorable and everyone loves him! Ward thinks he's perfect and I love that. Who doesn't want to be perfect as they are? It's rather nice to read about an atypical character who is a regular guy instead of the muscle bound ideal.
I waited until I was in a novella mood to start this series and I'm glad I did. I read the six books right in a row. The series has a nice connecting theme with the cult, which is causing problems for the leap and other shifter groups as well. Nice steamy sex scenes. Insta-love of fated mates, which I love. One thing that might put off some readers is the endearments. Sometimes, I forgot what the character's real name was other than Hot Stuff or Pretty Angel. Yeah, it's at the start of the chapter but I don't look at that. I know they switch off. I am loving this series and how each story bleeds into the next. These books are like chips or cookies or your favorite treat, you can't stop devouring them. I definitely recommend!
Brooke always said that his one true love was the sea... but he never guessed that it was true.
Wild as the seas he ruled, Poseidon was never one to listen when he was told to curb his wild ways. Passionate and untameable, Poseidon’s rages were as terrifying as the storms he whipped across the oceans of the world, but when he calmed, there was nothing to match his beauty. When the goddess’ rebellion divided the pantheon, Poseidon took refuge in the sea, and spent most of his time away from Olympus so he would not have to face the cruelty of the goddess’ betrayal.
After centuries of loneliness, Poseidon is once again absent from Olympus and unable to hear his brother’s call that the oracle’s promise had been fulfilled. But Poseidon has other things on his mind, a Californian surfer named Brooke Hart… and he can’t seem to get the memory of the shy blond’s eyes out of his head.
Brooke is a quintessential California surfer. Blond, tanned, and toned… but he’s also incredibly shy and avoids the limelight whenever possible. When one of the brashest, loudest, and cockiest surfers on the beach shows him some attention, it’s easier just to run away and take solace in the ocean until one day, his desire to be alone puts him in more danger than he could ever imagine, and his rescuer is none other than the Surf God he’d tried so hard to avoid. What he doesn’t know, is that Patrick is an actual god, and he must make a choice between his lonely life, or an option that seems too incredible to believe.
Rip Tide is book 2 in the New Olympians series. 32,000 words, with a HEA featuring a shy, loveable omega an alpha-god to claim him.
Rating: 3 and a half cups
FYI: I took a break in the middle of this book to read an ARC book for another author, which made the story feel a little disconnected but that's on me, not the author.
Brooke was meant for Poseidon. He lives for the water and just wants to surf, despite a secret fear of the ocean. I felt bad for him because he was a shy guy, socially awkward. His only friend was a jerk who was taking advantage of him. Sure, he may have said he was helping but who was he really helping?
Patrick/Poseidon is a lot less fiery than Zeus but let's face it, he still has the arrogance of a god. If I could control the waters, I'd probably be a bit arrogant too. He seems less concerned with revenge on the goddesses than Zeus but he wasn't married to Hera either.
The goddesses aren't about to let the gods find the keys to break their curse without a fight. Hera is vindictive, kind of like Zeus if you think about it (if he was the bad guy). The battle between them is heating up. They don't give a shit who they hurt in the process, innocence means nothing to them.
I have to say Hades is a real bastard in this book. The vindictive part of me hopes his mate makes him suffer some in/ his book. I was super excited for his book before this one but I'm kind of pissed at him now. He was really cold. Maybe he had his reasons but still. I am allowed to be pissed.
I didn't connect as much as I'd like to this couple. It could be Brooke was more of a pushover than I like; he needed a keeper for sure. I do love sassy and strong-willed bottoms. I liked Brooke well enough but I think I was missing that inner strength. Personal preference and all that. The story had some good elements to advance the series and I'm interested to see where it goes from here.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would find my true mate in my ER. He’s handsome and everything I’ve ever wished for in a mate but will my age be a problem for him? And most importantly, what will the houseful of strays I’ve adopted think of Charlie? ~Dakota
Waking up in the hospital was not on my list of things to do but finding my true mate makes it worth the pain. My father pushed me out of our pack when I wouldn’t conform to his mold of what an alpha should be like but Dakota shows me I’m worthy of his love just the way I am. Not everyone in my instafamily welcomes me with open arms and I can’t help but wonder, ‘Will I ever find acceptance?’ ~Charlie
This 30,000 word novella is filled with adopted family feels, mpreg, and knotty fun and intended for 18 and over readers.
Rating: 5 Cups
Dakota is an older omega who never thought he'd find a mate. Not only that, he'd adopted a bunch of kids into a mismatched family of shifters and one human. He is a strong omega.
Charlie is a lost alpha. He's rejected from his father and pack for not being the alpha his father wanted. No job, no house, no family, no nothing. Until Dakota and his odd family.
This might be the first novella length story I've given five cups. I enjoy novellas but I don't usually love them. However, this story got my attention. The unique family hooked me. I love all the kids, Isiah especially! I can't wait for their book!
This book has a lot of things I love: instalove, mates, shifters, and mpreg. Add in a strong omega and a supportive alpha and how could I resist? I loved that Charlie found home and himself with Dakota and the kids. He was accepted and loved by them in a way he never was by his father. Omega or not, Dakota is basically in charge of the family. I love how pampered he gets by Charlie, he deserves it!
I loved how this novella didn't feel lacking. I didn't feel the need for more. It could be partly because of the series nature and knowing I'll be seeing more of the family in the future books. If you want a quick but great read, pick this one!
During the week Simon Seymore is a good little bookmobile librarian. He lives and breathes his job providing library access to the rural towns south of Grayson City. But every weekend he heads to the bar in search of another alpha to go home with. If he preps himself beforehand, they never have to know his secret: Simon can't slick.
Omegas who can't slick can't have children either, and alphas aren't accepting of that. At twenty seven, Simon's learned that relationships simply aren't worth the risk. It's better to focus on his job, and stop dreaming about the mate he's never going to have.
Art Hitchens buried the love of his life five years ago. At forty five, he has no intention of chasing after omegas ever again. But when a bookmobile librarian shows up in his hometown and gives him a wild proposition, Art feels alive for the first time in years.
Simon may be too young for Art and slow to trust after being rejected so many times, but Art feels a need to take care of Simon that's impossible to ignore.
The Bookmobile Baby is a 48,000-word May/December romance with knotting, MPreg, BDSM, and a nurturing Dom. It's the second book in the Nerds Who Knot series, but it stands alone.
Rating: Five cups
Simon has a heart of gold. He runs his little bum ragged trying to help out the tiny little towns with the bookmobile, off the books, of course. His boss's heart is more concerned with money than the literacy of the poor town.
Art is going through the motions of living but he's not doing much living. He expects to live without love for the rest of his life after his mate died. Simon changes things.
If you don't know, I LOVE age gap. I don't know why, I just do. Doesn't matter who is the alpha and who's the omega either, I've read some lovely young alphas with older omegas. Just. Give. Me. Age. Gap. And. I'm. Happy.
I loved this book so much. Simon and Art are hot as fuck together. FYI, they do it IN THE BOOKMOBILE! Yeah! I love that Simon isn't the perfect omega and Art is 100% okay with that. Art accepts Simon. We should all remember we don't have to be perfect to be loved and accepted, even in books.
What Amy Bellows does best though? Balancing angst. I'm an angst wuss. I don't like being sad. Reading is my escape, my happy place! Amy's books always have the perfect balance of angst. She'll hit you with it, hard. If I didn't cry, I sure felt like it. Yet, she doesn't let it linger too long. I don't have to wallow in the sadness so I get depressed (I've literally been put into a down mood from a book, I had to watch my fave happy movie to get out of the funk). She replaces the sadness with happiness as it should be. I adore this series! Read it if you haven't, you won't be disappointed! I am anxiously awaiting the next book!!
While Mateo quarrels with his inner demons, Lance battles his conscience.
Mateo’s has found his fated mate and to make their family complete, he longs for a baby. Despite the bliss, dark memories have come back to haunt him. These horrific reminders could hamper their attempt at creating a new life.
After taking a needed leave of absence to care of his omega, Father Lance worries that he won’t be able to continue his work at Holy Father and be the alpha Mateo needs.
Will Mateo overcome his nightmares and be able to carry their child? Can Lance find the zeal he once had to continue his life’s work?
Together, they must search for the answers to restore their faith in their commitment and each other.
Renewed Faith is book 10 in the second season of the multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It is the continuation of Mateo and Lance’s book, Breakable Faith.
This story is an omegaverse with the possibility of male pregnancy. Hot sex and romance are included along with sweetness. Might need your rosary and holy water for this one!
Warning: Flashbacks detailing a violent attack and potential rape.
Rating: 4 cups
I confess I am way, WAY late on writing this review. I read this book months ago. However, between life and my health, it didn't get written. The brain fog I'd been having for probably two months finally lifted last week, yay! Time to get some reviews done. Better late than never, right? Onto the review.
As readers, we've always wondered, what happens after the book ends? This book addresses that question of what happens after Breakable Faith. Mateo and Lance got a happy ending but there was enough left unsaid for another story. Renewed Faith is that story. Mateo struggles a lot emotionally, dealing with the aftermath of his attack from the previous book. Lance's struggle is of balance. He lets his alpha instincts take control and they lead him away from his faith and the church.
I enjoyed Renewed Faith. Mateo and Lance are great characters. I love that I got to see the after, the what happens next. Them having a family!! It was what I expected and want in a what happens next kind of book. It was more of an internal struggle for each character to adapt and cope. Their lives and who they are changed. Change isn't easy or painless. Mateo and Lance find that out but in the end, they get through it together.
The two books are perfect to read right after each other and I know I'll be reading them in the future. Imagining what happens next is all well and good but it is nice to read what happens from the author's perspective too.
A Standalone MPreg Romance in the Vale Valley Series
One alpha dragon…
Meets another alpha dragon…
And can’t even see the omega who’s right by his side—the one who’s been loving him for years.
Unless they realize they all three belong together—and always have.
I had found my calling at the Vale Valley Repertory Theater. Not as an actor—my plans aren’t that grand—but as a stagehand.
I’ve worshipped Aidan since I met him. When Tyson joins the cast, it’s all I can do to contain my lust. If only they’d realize I’m here, watching them. Waiting in the wings.
Hooking up with another alpha dragon is playing with fire. As much as I adore Tyson, I’m afraid his passion for me could burn out overnight, leaving me heartbroken and alone.
And if I stick with Tyson, I might never get the chance to pursue the quiet warlock stagehand, an omega I’ve had my eye on for months now.
When I took the role in the February play at the Vale Valley Repertory Theater, I never expected to meet not one, but two of my soulmates there. But what will we do when this play is over and our lives change again?
And what will we do if that pregnancy test Brent just took is positive? If we can figure out how to stay together, will our love take flight?
Waiting in the Wings is book 2 in the second season of the multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It's a shifter MMM Mpreg romance featuring two gorgeous dragon alphas who know how to bring the knotty heat, a warlock omega who needs the magical love his alphas have to give, and a surprise gift that will warm your heart, all set in the mystical, magical, love-filled Vale Valley! Pull up a chair, grab a box of chocolates, and settle in for this sexy and sweet standalone Valentine’s Romance read!
Rating: Four and half cups
I was apprehensive to review this book. Threesome romances in a novellas are iffy for me; often I find they feel incomplete in someway. Either the characters are indistinct or the story doesn't feel complete. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised. Coyote Starr made this threesome romance feel complete.
The story starts out with Tyson and Aidan already together. Brent lusts after the two alphas because they are hot as fuck! DRAGONS!! I love dragons!
When Tyson and Aidan ask Brent on a date, how can Brent refuse. It's all casual and temporary. Tyson and Aidan are only in Vale Valley temporarily and Brent lives there. None of them intend for their relationship to become permanent or for true feelings to develop. But as often happens, intentions mean nothing when the heart gets involved.
Coyote Starr did a great job with how the story was laid out. It gave it a good progression and a feeling a completeness despite the novella length. The pregnancy progressed the story well. It forced them to make a decision: were they casual or was what they had real?
A great novella filled with hot, hot sex with hot dragons and a cute omega. I definitely recommend.
Like your favorite Hallmark movie...only way more gay.
An omega too busy helping others to find his own happily ever after...
Nathan Willis doesn't need an alpha. At least, that's what he keeps telling himself. He's content enough crafting magical clothing for the people of Vale Valley, thank you very much. When a spell backfires, he becomes part of his very own Cinderella story--now if only he could forget the handsome alpha who mistook him for someone else...
A sweet-toothed alpha looking for a place to call home...
A wolf without a pack, Caius Valens longs for someone to treasure and take care of. It's hard to find someone to get close to when they don't know you're a shifter. His travels lead him to Vale Valley and the local Chocolatier's Gala, where he falls into his very own fairy tale. Right down to the mysterious beauty disappearing at the stroke of midnight.
Can they find their way back to one another before the spell breaks? And will both men find themselves along the way?
Welcome back to Vale Valley, where love is always in the air and magic lies around every corner.
That Magical Moment is the first book in the Vale Valley Valentine's series. If you're looking for a sweet and steamy small town open to everyone in need of love and a home, you've come to the right place. This book contains magical clothing, incredible edible sculptures, way more than a dozen roses, and a feel-good happily ever after. Grab a glass of wine, a box of chocolate, and curl up with this heartwarming holiday read.
Rating: Four and half cups
Nathan's an interesting fellow. He seems to believe he doesn't have a chance to find love, thus he doesn't try. Only through the fervent begging of his psychic friend and a backfired spell is Nathan forced into a situation where he can find his alpha.
Caius is a wolf on the run. He's alone and hiding from abusive pack. Caius doesn't expect to find home in Vale Valley or a mate.
Who doesn't love a fairy tale re-imagined? I know I do. I would have liked the mystery of Nathan's identity to remain a mystery a bit longer.
I confess I wanted more of this story. It's novella length and truly, I enjoyed every minute of it, which is why I wanted more. Their romance was so sweet, even without either being dragons (which I sooo love from Connor Crowe), why wouldn't I want more?
I can't seem to rate novellas a five, my personal flaw I suppose. Maybe they just aren't long enough for me to have time to love them? Anywho back to the review!
Sweet romance with lovable characters. I'd definitely read it again. If you haven't read it, get on it!
When this alpha and omega meet, it’s love at frost sight!
Omega Slade Webster has been on the run for years from his abusive ex. He and his young son found a home in Vale Valley and found happiness making sweet, delectable treats for the town. Seriously, you should try them.
But what’s not so sweet, is that Slade is lonely. He’d love to settle with an alpha who would treat him right.
It looks like he’ll have to spend another Christmas alone. That is, until he caters his son’s Nutcracker performance at the Vale Valley Event Center and meets a cop who’s just as interested in him as he is about his donuts.
You know what they say, the way to an alpha’s heart is through his stomach. Especially if that alpha is a cop and you make legendary donuts.
Except that Zach Beau isn’t a cop. He went to the police academy, sure, but after he moved to Vale Valley for his ailing mother, he took a job as a security guard for the event center. It’s not that exciting.
That is, until he tries Slade’s donuts. And he can’t wait to taste more donuts and the omega.
When he stays late to help Slade clean up after the performance, one thing leads to another, and suddenly Slade may be carrying a special gift of his own.
But can their Christmas magic last?
O Little Town of Vale Valley is the tenth book in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It’s perfect for readers who love stories with second chances, beautiful dreams between two men, male pregnancy, cute babies, and amazing HEAs. It will leave you singing!
Cups: Four and a half
Slade's a great dad of a precious little boy. Both escaped an abusive alpha and deserve a chance to find someone who will love them the way they deserve. Zach's the dutiful son, who came home to help care for his mother after her stroke. Neither is living the life they imagined but both have hope for the future.
Sparks fly the moment they meet. The donut shop owner and the security guard/mistaken for a cop, could they be more perfect? They are definitely hot together!
I loved the strength Slade showed when the abusive ex showed up. The memories, the fear he felt were pushed aside to protect his son and Zach. And it's nice to see the good guys win. Too much, that's not the case with domestic abuse.
Zach is wonderful, sweet alpha who loves both Slade and his son the way they deserve. I loved the nesting Slade did. I was in the mood for a good nesting! Jess, Zach's boss was damn funny too. I love those blunt characters. Dive into this novella, you won't be putting it down until you're done.
Damn, I really want a donut now. This book needs to come with a donut or two!
When Grayson makes a proposition to Chance for them to become lovers, does he say yes? Or does he walk away from the man that could be his heartbeat?
Following his family’s advice, Grayson goes off to college to expand his horizons beyond his small hometown. Years later, Grayson is ready to head back home after accomplishing his goals, both socially and academically. The holidays are the perfect time to return home with a mission in mind. Grayson is ready to start the next stage of his life, a new business and the man he’s been lusting at from afar for years, the sexy as hell Chance Knight.
Chance is a mechanic who owns Knight’s Auto Repair by day and the drummer for his local band Scott and the Crimson Knights by night. He enjoys his life in Vale Valley, and he has a thriving business and friends, the only thing missing in his life is a lover. With the holidays right around the corner, Chance envies the couples he sees around Vale Valley. It’s been a while since he’s had a warm body to cuddle with on the cold winter nights. A night playing with his band ends with a surprise, a sexy little thing he can't get out of his mind.
The Drummer's Heartbeat is the eleventh book in a shared world series about Vale Valley, a small town that is open to all who are searching for sweet love and their own happy ever after.
Cups: 5 overflowing cups
Utter perfection for me. Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm a Gia superfan. *rolls eyes* But listen, this had that something special. That indescribable element. The balance that's hard to find but so very sweet when you do. Pacing, story, characters, everything came together just right. Read it, I hope you feel that special something I did!
This was my kind of holiday story. Full of kinky, sexy love and great characters. If I could have, I would have read this book straight through. Believe me, I really, really wanted to. It grabbed me from page one and I didn't want to stop reading. Daddy kink, BDSM, shifters, yum! I don't know who was sexier, dominant Chance or submissive Grayson? Gia wrote this for me, she won't admit it but come on, hits so many of my buttons! Plus, sex in a lake? Hot!
Chance and Grayson were meant for each other and deep down, they knew it. God, they are so sexy together. This is the first merman story (although he's only part merman) that I've finished and I definitely need more merman stories now (feel free Gia!). Grayson sounds like a gorgeous merman, irresistible.
As always, I loved the side characters. Gia knows how to create characters, both major and minor that are unique and easy to fall in love with. She made me want to live in Vale Valley. There is a surprise at the end that was unexpected but important for the HEA.
I've read all of Gia's books and this is one of her best. I'd give it a million stars if I could. I loved it and can't wait to read it again and again.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.