Rainbow Blues

Rainbow Blues - K.C. Burn I loved the idea of two older MC's - a 38 yr twink and a 43 yr newly out divorcee. For all of the detailed sexual arousal, erections, French kissing, frottage - I got frustrated with the author when she skimped on the hand jobs and oral sex and then told the anal sex off page. What????. It was like an old Harlequin! Who does that these days?

Author did a 180 with the character of the son Zach which negated the setup for the Rainbow Club which is the title of the damn book. DNF and flipped to the HEA. I love soppy romances but this book isn't a keeper.

The Blinding Light

The Blinding Light - Renae Kaye Loved it until the end. Jay was very codependent with his alcohol and gambling addicted mother. Would have liked to see him break that cycle. But no, he had to "rescue" her once again. Got really disgusted with the author because she ruined the HEA. Reminded me of the crappy ending in [b:Nowhere Ranch|9221370|Nowhere Ranch|Heidi Cullinan|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1326774234s/9221370.jpg|14101342].

Crying For The Moon

Crying For The Moon - Sarah Madison Not enough focus and attention to the 2 MC. Not much sexual chemistry.

Safeword Storm Clouds

Safeword Storm Clouds - Candace Blevins Loved the concept of a dominant female vampire submitting to a human Dom. Lots of "telling" the story. No sexual chemistry. DNF.

Imperial Topaz

Imperial Topaz - Kim Dare What reviewer "Beck" says below - Kim Dare doesn't do female submissives very well.

Something in the Way He Needs (Family #1)

Something in the Way He Needs (Family #1) - Cardeno C. Asher the so called respected and in-control, although tough, Dom crossed too many lines with Daniel during the melodramatic BDSM club scene.

Daniel was totally ignorant of BDSM play rules and the club scene. He hadn't even been to the club before. Asher had no right to hand Daniel over for sex to Nicholas. Even though they did not have a formal D/s agreement, Asher and Daniel had agreed to have a closed relationship. No way does this compare to Daniel not telling Asher about his music background.

Like another reviewer wrote, this is like an old style bodice ripper romance - the H is abusive to the h and they have instant love and HEA. Geez, this author needs to show her readers some respect!

I loved the sexual and relationship buildup. Asher's jealousy was even tolerable especially since he did not have experience with relationships outside of the club. But as a reader I totally lost all respect for the Asher character after the club scene and felt he was not able to redeem himself. I immediately lost interest in the book. What was the author thinking?

Nowhere Ranch

Nowhere Ranch - Heidi Cullinan Book took a wrong turn 2/3 way - so disappointed that I had to write a review. H/h were building a hot sizzling m/m relationship developing trust, support and D/s sex. Author then inserts platonic female character who changes the relationship - gives academic support to h, sets protective limits with his estranged family and pushes H&h to adopt her baby. H gets moved out of focus in the relationship by the end of the book. And even more disgusting, the h suddenly becomes a stay at home mom after playing a pivotal role on the ranch - never saw that in h's character. Also, H had a playroom full of BDSM equipment and that was never fully developed. And what happened to their BDSM sex life - that kind of sex life doesn't disappear overnight? Totally weird ending which ruined the H/h relationship.

Training Season

Training Season - Leta Blake This book is 99 cents on Amazon and even though I read the reviews I thought what the hey I'll buy it. I got really pissed. I hate getting sucked into a book then stupid shit happens that makes me hate the characters and the damn book. So shame on me for not listening to the reviews.

Loved Manty's femme gay and quick wit and banter.
Loved his figure skating dream and obsession.
Loved his training regimen and focus.

Loved Rob's laid back personality and personal and work families.
Hated his lack of BDSM safe practices and expertise. Rob was really a sadist.
Hated his immature acting son.

Loved author's initial story line.
Hated that author dragged book out too much in the middle to where it became boring and repetitive. Even the sex was boring.
Hated that author wrapped up both Manty's and Bob's self epiphanies and resolutions in the last 2 chapters when she spent the whole book building them up - the reason why Manty wasn't winning medals and Ben wasn't into ranching.
Hated how the author created an unrealistic timeline with Rob becoming a registered PT in 2 years - what happened to PT school and residency?
Hated how author separated them and then threw them back together for a quick weak HEA. It made me lose my reading groove with this book.

Don't care to read any more books by this author. Poor ending and ignorant BDSM.

Someone To Keep Me (Collars and Cuffs #3)

Someone To Keep Me (Collars and Cuffs #3) -  Parker Williams , K.C. Wells Done with this series after this book. No comparison to the previous novels. Can't believe it's the same author.

No chemistry and sexual attraction. No buildup in the relationship. Extreme beginning to the D/s relationship - no slow transition. Ben the Dom is not the same calibre as those in the first two books. Melodramatic twists at end - let's add some zombies to the story line too! Alex doesn't talk like an American teenager either.

31 Flavors of Kink

31 Flavors of Kink - Leia Shaw, Cari Silverwood The author uses a "true" story of a spoiled immature wife. Pisses me off that author wants to use this as a wonderful example of an introduction of BDSM. Wife wanted to have her cake and eat it too. Playing at BDSM wouldn't save this relationship long term. Don't buy this book for the cover because it doesn't match woman and story line.

Woman was raped as a teenager. Hasn't resolved sexual issues. Can't even communicate to her husband that she gets fearful during sex in the missionary position. He's a breast man and she can't even tell him that playing with her chest reminds her of the rape. But she is smart enough to know that if she doesn't put out she may lose her husband. Now I have no idea why he has put up with bad and unresponsive sex for 5 years. She hasn't even had an orgasm and doesn't even take the responsibility of learning about her body through masturbation.

Likes her safe minimum wage no responsibility job even though husband is willing to send her to college. Jeez, there are lots of better paying jobs that don't require college. She doesn't even want to be a stay at home mom. Is 30 and does't even want kids yet. She's still living as though she is a 20 year old. Husband is main provider and shares domestic responsibilities with her - dishes, budget/bill paying, etc. His job has busy seasons during the year and she is totally uncaring and unsupportive. He has a female boss from hell who does not respect his boundaries and texts him late at night. Jeez, she is so spoiled and self centered thinking he is having an affair. She doesn't want to understand the responsibility of working a corporate job and being the major bread winner.

Gets into reading BDSM romance novels and researching BDSM. Wants to be restrained and spanked during sex. Asks hubby to do it. He does and does a pretty good job. But for all of her research and reading ability, she totally misses out that she responds to pain better than vanilla sex foreplay. Duhh, go figure, maybe it was because you were raped and need to be forced to enjoy sex - don't know, but that would be an excellent time to visit a counselor who specializes in BDSM. Shares new sexual experiences with BDSM forum who jump her ass because she did not have her husband follow a nice progression with spanking toys (start with hand, then paddle, etc). She let her husband use a belt the first time. She knew her husband wasn't the research type. She also depended upon him to buy the toys, etc. Like everything else, demanded that he take responsibility for her. Forum also scolded her for pushing her husband into a Dom role. He even told her that it was too tiring for him and he just wanted regular sex. If she were smart and was a supportive wife, she maybe could have helped him out physically - like partially restraining herself - but no, she is a child who can't even masturbate and learn how to orgasm on her own. Jeez, she needed to buy some nipple clamps since she liked pain instead of vanilla breast play. And buy a paddle herself to make it easier for her husband to spank her. She also tops from the bottom trying to control the scenes and safe words out too soon. Wants to feel pain but doesn't want her limits pushed by him or even herself.

When husband gets into the scene, does a pretty good job. He sees that she gets aroused by being restrained. He also realizes that she needs the act of being spanked which is major epiphany for their relationship and her sexual needs. She has never given him a BJ but does when she is restrained. But like missionary position, she won't communicate any of this to him even though she figures it early on. But no, she acts like a spoiled child. Demands that he take total responsibility. She doesn't want to admit that he is not Dom material, and she definitely doesn't give him the authority and respect of a Dom during their scenes. She blows the forum off by saying that they are too critical. Also, she asks him what his sexual desires are - which are strip tease/lap dancing and dirty talk - and doesn't reciprocate because that is "not her". Doesn't want to wear the sexy panties he buys for her which is topping from the bottom and not wanting to be a partner in their marriage. Like I said - spoiled childlike behavior.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Volume #2)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Volume #2) - Jaid Black, Diana Hunter, Regina Carlysle, Katalina Leon, Aubrey Ross, Laurann Dohner Laurann Dohner - Scarred and Kilt - 4 stars

Jaid Black - Fatman and Robyn - 4 stars - funny and sweet - only Jaid Black novel I like

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