The Shearing Gun
Bookreview / December 19, 2014

Another book by Renae Kaye, so automatically a favorite of mine. This book is also set in Australia, this time in an area with a lot of sheep. Hank is 25 years old and owns a piece of land in South West Australia. When Hank revealed to his father he is gay, his father kicked him out of the house. And because Hank makes his money by shearing sheep, and no one will hire a gay shearer, he has remained in the closet all this time. That is, until Elliot comes along. Elliot is the new doctor in town. Fresh from the city and still trying to find his ground in this small town. Hank comes to Elliot with a small injury and the attraction is instant between the boys. But can they keep the relation a secret in this small town? And is it really necessary to do so? In the end, do we choose love or life? The story is great, the build up slow but sure. The relation between the boys is slowly developing, starting out with glances and ending in very explicit sex scenes. Both boys must decide what they want to do and if they…

Safe in His Arms
Bookreview / December 19, 2014

This is another book by the wonderful Renae Kaye. I have read almost all of her books and I absolutely love them. Strong characters who seem unlikely together, but in the end form a perfect fit. In this book we meet Lon and Casey. Lon works in the Australian mines and is a big strong and muscled guy as we see on the front of the book. Casey is a small boy who has been through a lot in his life. Casey is looking for safety and protection and finds it in the arms of Lon, who welcomes the young man in his life. But will they be able to stay together, even though they differ in age and lifestyle. And will everyone accept Lon as Casey’s boyfriend, although he is older and stronger than Casey? The thing about Renae Kaye books is that the characters are easy to see in front of you. They are believable, accurate and very easy to follow. The stories are good, there is sex and romance and there is always a happy ending. She manages to make the strangest combinations of people and make them fit together perfectly. I know that when I start…

A Family of his Own
Bookreview / December 16, 2014

A Family of his Own is part 2 in the Mannies Incorporated Series by Sean Michael. The basic principle is the same. A male nanny comes into the home of a single dad with children, falls in love with dad and they live happily ever after. However, I liked part 1 way better than this part. In part 2 there is just too much attention to the children. Every other word is a childs name or something a child does. Constant reminders of how sweet the children are and how much the MC’s love them. It just goes on and on and on. At first I didn’t mind that so much, but about half way through the book it really really starts to annoy me. I KNOW there are children involved, but I don’t have to be reminded every other word. Anyway, if you liked part in the series than this one is quite a safe read. Part 3 is out, so I will be checking that out soon and blog about it of course.

Mannies Incorporated
Bookreview / December 12, 2014

Another favourite of mine and the first in a series. The series is called “Mannies Incorporated” just like the first book and is apparently all about male nannies who happen to fall in love with someone in the households they take care of. In this first book we meet Slayde who lives in the house of Mindy and her three kids. Mindy is a soldier and currently deployed overseas to Afghanistan. Slayde works very hard to take care of the kids, but they manage. Then one day a stranger knocks on the door. It turns out to be Drake, Mindy’s brother. Drake hasn’t been around a lot and is determined to take care of the kids while his sister is gone. But then he finds Slayde there already. Pretty soon things heat up and Drake starts looking differently at Slayde. However, Drake is still very much in the closet and has to learn to show his feelings and admit to himself that he is very much in love with Slayde. It takes him a while but he gets there in the end. This book is very easy to read but also a lot of fun. I loved it very much…

Checking Him Out
Bookreview / December 12, 2014

This has got to be one of the worst books I ever read. Maybe it is because the author comes from England and writes in a certain way, but I just don’t get this book at all. Sol Brooks is a happily married man, but in the course of a year he divorces, finds out he is gay, quits his job, finds a boyfriend and moves to England. We learn that Sol has always been gay but only married Elise to be able to remain in the USA. Elise is also gay and they can both sleep with other people, as long as the other one doesn’t know about it. But then Sol meets a guy he is willing to risk it all for. This book is not so big, but because of that situations are rushed and you really run from one thing in to the next without ever stopping. I found myself reading several pages back again to even remember where I was and what happened. If other books by this author are the same, I won’t bother reading anything else. Find out more about the author and her other books on her personal website. Engineer Sol Brooks…

Red Dirt Heart 3
Bookreview / December 8, 2014

The third part in the series and a worthy following up. Charlie and Travis are still together and life is flowing steady on the farm in outback Australia. But then things go wrong. Ma hasn’t been feeling well lately and keeps getting worse. Charlie still feels he is not good enough for Travis and has to learn to talk about his feelings. Then a call from America comes calling Travis back home again for an unknown time. It forces the boys apart and allows them time to think things over. Do they really want to be together or not? Is Charlie prepared to come out to other people and freely admit he is gay and in love with Travis? And to complete it all, Charlie’s long lost mother come back on the scene, wanting to be back in his life again and telling him he has a brother now. It all becomes too much for Charlie and he has to find a way to make everything right again in his head, his mind and his heart. I have said it before and I will say it again. I LOVE these books. N.R. Walker has a way with words that just…