Review: Sporting a Red Butt: Four M/M Tales of Sports and Spanking by Ace Regent

Sporting a Red Butt: Four M/M Tales of Sports and Spanking

 

In the world of competitive sports, adrenaline runs high—and egos run higher.

Some young men can’t check their attitudes without a little help from a coach, a teammate, or a good friend.

Some young men have a secret craving to be kept in line the old-fashioned way.

Two longtime friends discover another side to their relationship during a high stakes table tennis tournament where the loser faces stinging consequences. A talented but lazy college swimmer receives some extra motivation from his coach. A shy, ambitious equestrian experiments with an unorthodox method of stress relief with his trainer, and an arrogant wrestler who embarrasses his mentor during a dinner party finds the tables turned in humiliating fashion.

Bratty or shy, ambitious or indolent, the men in these four tales all end up getting exactly what they need: hard disciplinary spankings at the hands of those who care about them.

 

REVIEW

 

Thinking about what I like to read, spanking and the author’s name are definitely on my favorite list. If this would have been individual stories, some of them would have a better rating, but as a whole thing, I guess it didn’t entirely kept my attention that much.

The book is has four stories that, as its name say, connects spanking scenes with sports. Although I love real life sports, I really have a hard time trying to care for sport’s book and that might alter my perception about this one too.

Claiming his Prize was one of my favorite. I think it got something to do with the relationship between the main characters, there was something sweet about it that I really loved. It had the perfect length, not too short but not too long either and with enough time to create a believable plot.

Motivational Tools was also one that I liked a lot. This one had some bratty main character that was impossibly annoying. I didn’t disliked him, but he was frustrating. There was some other nice surprises on this stories, it wasn’t just spanking here, it was really good. I think this was the longest of them all.

A Perfect Ride. This was my least favorite, I really can’t say much about it, only that I felt disconnected. It did have some scenes that I enjoyed, but overall this wasn’t really one to keep my attention.

Turning the Tables. I feel a little indecisive about this one. I was a little bored at the beginning, feeling like I was just reading because I wanted to finish the book, but the more I get myself into the story, it got better and better. I’m not really into public activity, but somehow it worked just fine for me.

Overall it was a very entertaining book, it had some ups and downs but I really liked it.

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Review: The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale

The Love Song of Sawyer Bell (Tour Dates #1)

 

Victoria “Vix” Vincent has only two weeks to find a replacement fiddle player for her band’s summer tour. When classically trained violinist Sawyer Bell shows up for an audition, Vix is thrilled. Sawyer is talented, gorgeous, funny, and excited about playing indie rock instead of Beethoven. Their friendship soon blossoms into romance, even though Vix tries to remember that Sawyer’s presence is only temporary.

Sawyer’s parents think she’s spending the summer months touring Europe with a chamber ensemble. But Sawyer is in dire need of a break from the competitiveness of Juilliard, and desperately wants to rediscover her love of music. Going on tour with her secret high school crush is just an added bonus. Especially when Vix kisses her one night after a show, and they discover that the stage isn’t the only place they have chemistry.

But the tour won’t last forever, and as the summer winds down, Sawyer has to make a tough decision about her future—and what it means to follow her heart.

 

REVIEW

 

There’s something about a musician book that just got my attention. THE LOVE SONG OF SAWYER BELL wasn’t any different. I loved reading about the music world.

Sawyer is a Julliard’s student that is changing her classic music background to join Victoria Vincent’s band replacing their fiddle player for their summer tour. Vix is impressed by her audition and sparks start to appear between them. But the summer, as well as the tour, is coming to an end, and with it, the question of what will happen to the new relationship and to Sawyer’s newfound passion for the music, now that she has to get back to Julliard.

It seemed like an amazing idea of a book, and I felt really intrigued by it, but I didn’t liked it as much as I thought I would. It was a good book, but I felt like there was something missing. It might have something to do with the fact that F/F is not my favorite paring, but I really don’t think so because I read some other F/F book and liked them a lot.

What I liked about it was the plot, it was easy to get into the story and try to understand what a musician’s life is like. I have to admit that I need to do a lot of research about the music mentioned in the book, because other than Johnny Cash, I didn’t know any of the artists that were mentioned. There wasn’t much angst and there were some funny moments that I really enjoyed. The book is really well written. I also like some secondary characters that might not be too important for the plot development but they were nice nonetheless. I especially liked Jax and a little bit Jeff.

What I didn’t liked about it was that I felt like there wasn’t a good connection between Vix and Sawyer. I try to care about them as a couple, but it was hard. They lacked passion and I didn’t entirely believe their feelings for each other. Maybe I set too high expectations from them, but they just didn’t deliver. I did care a little bit more for Sawyer although she was sweeter in my mind than she actually was. They did share some nice moments that I enjoyed a lot, but most of the time I feel like there was nothing more than a summer hookup, especially for Vix.

Overall it was a good book, I think readers who like F/F books might like it a little more than I did. I loved the whole music world the story was set in, and I’m planning on reading the next installments of the series.

 

Review: Portrait of a Crossroads by Kelly Rand

Portrait of a Crossroads by [Rand, Kelly]

 

Since finding her father’s body at the bottom of the basement stairs, Annette’s been drifting through her days, watching cars pass down the rural Ontario crossroads beside her house. Her brothers have no great ambitions, but Annette remembers a time when she did. She just can’t remember what they are.

Then she meets her neighbour, Sadie, a tattooed, world-weary, newly single portrait artist. Something about Sadie awakens something in Annette — the essence she captures in her subjects, perhaps, or the way the old familiar crossroads seem so fresh and promising from the view out Sadie’s window.

Annette begins to help Sadie, cleaning brushes and filing invoices between long lazy afternoons of conversations and shared silences. Soon, though, Annette wants more from her enigmatic neighbor, and their slowly heating friendship melts into passionate nights. Somewhere along the way, Annette discovers that her lover has illuminated for her, as with the people Sadie paints, not just her essence but her own endless worlds of possibilities

 

REVIEW

 

I’m not really sure about this. I didn’t disliked it but I can’t say I was very interested in the story either. I got attracted by it because of its beautiful cover, but I ended up wanting so much more from it.

Annette was a nice character, so was Sadie, but I don’t think I really got to know any of them. There wasn’t much of a plot development and, if it was consider a romance, I didn’t think it was very romantic.

What I did liked about it, and I don’t know if this was intentional, was a melancholy feeling all along the book. It was a little slow paced but I think it was appropriate for the general emotion I perceived, maybe related to Annette’s grieving although there wasn’t too much information about her relationship with her father.

Review: BEG: Dark paranormal angels and demons by Christine Raven Wright

BEG: Dark paranormal angels and demons (An Angel's Descent Book 1)

 

In the eternal struggle between demons and angels, Talon and Kayne are total opposites. Talon, a guardian angel, is swayed by his compassionate heart and strays from the ordained Master Plan one too many times. Kayne, a fallen angel turned into a demon lieutenant, is ruthless at his job. He is tasked with punishing Talon. In the depths of Hell Talon endures torture and damnation at Kayne’s hands. Such an existence shouldn’t lend itself to a bond forming between the two immortal enemies, but the unwanted attentions of the Lord of Darkness himself brings Talon and Kayne closer than expected. Talon desires his freedom but can he trust the demon to save him?

 

REVIEW

 

This was really good. I was looking for a short book to read and this was just perfect. I liked Talon a lot, he was a great character. I can’t say the same about Kayne, I didn’t care much for him, but I didn’t hate him either.

The plot was nice. It didn’t took me much time to get interested in the story, the first scene got my attentions very quickly. I do like reading dark theme books therefore I didn’t have any issues with some of the events of it, but I do consider convenient for other readers to know the book content some seriously violent scenes, among them torture and non-con. It also had puppy play, which was a big inconvenient for me and I wouldn’t read it if I had knew it before I start, but I was already in the middle of it, and very involved in the plot, so I endure the scene.

The characters were nice, again, I care a lot more for Talon than for any other in the book. I did have a very hard time believing he had any sympathy or any other positive feelings towards Kayne, but I did ended up liking how things went.

It is the first part of a series and I liked t enough to be sure I’ll be reading the next ones soon.

Review: Pink Slip: a Halloween romance (Tattooed Corpse Stories #1) by Amy Spector

Pink Slip: a Halloween romance (Tattooed Corpse Stories, # 1)

 

Jackson Winter loves everything Halloween. He loves the weather, he loves horror movies and he loves his job at Hoffman Farm and Dairy’s yearly Trail of Terror. Now he thinks he just might be falling in love with the trail’s newest special effects artist, Tae Min Reese.

Tae is a disappointment all around. He’s not a doctor like his brother, he’s an art school dropout, and he has no interest in making his mother any grandbabies. Now it even looks like he’s going to lose his job at a second-rate, haunted farm. And he’s not even sure why.

When Tae decides he needs to break the bad news to the good-looking zombie actor who makes up any excuse to see him, a chance encounter gives them both something else to worry about.

Now, two angry drunks, a stinky car, and a dead body could ruin Halloween for Jackson forever. Or could it mean a happy ending for them both?

 

REVIEW

 

I had a great time reading it. I really don’t like Halloween stories, but this is one of the authors that will make me read whatever she writes, besides I read some of her other horror books and I loved them so, maybe is just the word Halloween what I don’t like.

The story was great, I struggle a little at the beginning, I didn’t care so much for the main characters but after a while I was at a point I couldn’t stop reading. It became all so exciting that I just couldn’t put it down. Both main characters ended up being much nicer than I thought and I also loved the humorous moments that lighten up the overall emotion of the book.

The only issue I had was that there were things that remain a mystery, maybe something on purpose considering this is only book one of a series that will surely keep me hook to it.

Review: Halloween in Wish City by Lyssa Dering

Halloween in Wish City

 

In this short story set after the events of How to Love a Monster, Fiend and Seraphim attend a Halloween party at Wish’s house, where unresolved tensions lurk like ghosts and Wish unleashes a diabolical surprise.

 

REVIEW

 

This was fun to read. I liked this characters but, and this is a big but, I feel like this was too sweet, just too much for me, at least considering Fiend, and it was him who I felt was exceeding the limits of what I like. I do like cute talking between couples at times, but he is a monster after all. He did have some great moments.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about the story was the jealousy and possessiveness. I loved when Fiend wanted to make clear that Seraphim was his. I wasn’t too impressed by Seraphim, he was a nice character but I liked Fiend so much more.

Overall it was very entertaining. I kind of expect something spookier considering it was a Halloween story but I’m not really into Halloween stuff so it didn’t bother me. I did have a good time with the book. I truly hope to get more of this characters in the future.

Review: Omega Reclaimed by Tanya Chris

Omega Reclaimed

 

“Of course I smelled him—smelled him and was drawn to him. Rich, ripe, male omega—not far away and well into his heat. Unsatisfied heat. I laughed, realizing that in this moment, at least, the omega was the boss of the alpha. I needed to help him.”

Angel, an alpha who’s left the violent, strictly hierarchical rules of his pack to find success in the big city, and Leo, an omega on the run from his abusive alpha, are thrust together to satisfy Leo’s urgent heat-lust. But can a once-hurt omega ever trust an alpha to care for and protect him again? And can an alpha sensitive to social injustice learn to enjoy his naturally dominant nature?

Angel and Leo must both face the pasts they ran away from before the two can build a new future together. They may not be able to change the laws of nature, but they can change the language of love.

Omega Reclaimed is a MM alpha/omega shapeshifter novella.

 

REVIEW

 

I liked this a lot more than I expected. I started reading without even remember why I have chosen the book. I didn’t read the blurb previous start reading, I had read it before but I didn’t really remember, which I do sometimes because I like surprises while reading. I’m not a big fan of the Alpha-Beta-Omega dynamic, or the heat thing that I find a little disturbing to read, but I did enjoyed reading this book because it is so much more than just that.

At the beginning of the book I was a little disappointed and I was even thinking not finish reading it. It start with sex without emotion between the main characters and I rather read stories that involved true feelings between before anything physical happens. I keep reading and I’m glad I did, because once the heat was over, the plot started developing and it became so much more interesting.

I loved that the book touch some important themes as abuse and equality. I think that’s what I enjoyed the most about it, but I don’t want to say much in case it might give some spoilers away. The main characters relationship wasn’t the greatest I’ve read, but I did enjoyed it and ended up believing they really care for each other.

What I didn’t like about it was that, sometimes, it feel like there was just too much sex and it give less time for the plot to develop more. There were times where I just wanted to skip those parts. I also think the ending was a little rushed, I did liked it feel unexpected, which I appreciate a lot, but still too rushed.

Overall I liked it. It is the first book I read from the author and, looking back to the blurb, I guess it was the abuse part what made me read it. I love books that are brave enough to address such themes.