Saying Goodbye at Ocean Isle by Kimberly Hunter

Title: Saying Goodbye at Ocean Island
Author: Kimberly Hunter
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 44
Characters: Sean, Laine
POV: 3rd
Sub genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 4.5


What would you do if you lost the love of your life?

What would you do when you finally had to let them go?

And what would you do if you were given a second chance at love?

For Laine Abernathy and Sean Pike, losing their lovers in tragic accidents was devastating. But over a year later, Laine has realized that holding on to the past is futile. Sean’s not ready yet to say goodbye. Deep inside, he knows he should. Unfortunately, the mind is willing but the heart isn’t.

Through grief and sadness, the two form a bond that develops into much more over the course of a month long stay at Ocean Isle Beach.

Then a night of passion sends Sean running. Thinking he’d pushed too hard, Laine returns to his life, disappointed and down. He’d shared something with Sean he never thought to have again.

Three months later, Laine receives a text. “Meet me at Ocean Isle. Need to say goodbye.”

Is his chance for happiness gone before it even begins? Or will two broken hearts finally be mended? There’s only one way to find out…


On the one year anniversary of the death of his partner of five years, Sean Pike is at Ocean Island trying to come to terms with his loss. He’s dozing on his couch when he hears an anguished scream outside his door. He runs outside to find a young man kneeling on the pier with tears running down his face and in shock.

After losing his partner of three years, Lance Abernathy has come to Ocean Island to mourn on the one year anniversary of his death. He knows he needs to move on but he hasn’t quite made peace with his loss yet. He walks to the end of the pier and throws his partner’s dog tags into the ocean as a symbol of his readiness to let his past go. He collapses on the pier sobbing and in shock from the strength of his emotions.

Sean and Laine spend the next three weeks slowly getting to know each other and find themselves becoming attracted to each other as well. One night the simmering passion comes to a head and Laine and Sean make love. Sean wakes up afterwards and feels a deep sense of guilt and leaves without a word and no explanation why.

After three months with no contact, Laine gets a cryptic text from Sean asking him to meet him at Ocean Island to say goodbye. Laine gets there as fast as he can and finds Sean waiting for him at the same cabin that he had stayed at three months before. Sean tells Laine that he has spent the last three months feeling guilty about sleeping with him and trying to forget what had happened between them, but without success. He realizes that he is ready to say goodbye to the memory of his partner and to start a new future with Laine.

I absolutely loved this bittersweet story of two men who are in pain and mourning the loss of their loved ones and the hard and often long process it takes to let go and start to move on with their lives. I actually cried reading about the heartbreak and pain the characters were going through and rejoiced when they were able to break through the shackles of their pasts and start thwarted healing process with each other.

Reviewed by Pat


Ad-Dick-tion (Volume One) Anthology

Title: Ad-Dick-tion: Volume One
Authors: Christina Jade Loren, Jamieson Wolf, Kayla Jameth, Jessica Lee, Kimberly Hunter, DC Juris, Berengaria Brown, and Rebecca Leigh
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 196
Characters: Various
POV: 1st and 3rd Person
Setting: Contemporary
Sub-Genre: Anthology/Erotica/Menage/Fantasy/Paranormal
Cover Rating: 4
Kisses: 4 (Overall)


In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion again with previously released m/m erotic stories, along with an all new story by Kayla JamethLegends.

Turned by Christina Jade Loren – Nathan thinks that Damien is easy prey. He stalks him right up until the point Damien turns the tables.

Eternity by Christina Jade Loren – Even vampires need boy toys…

Break and Enter by Christina Jade Loren – When a lone burglar breaks into James’ home demanding everything, temperatures soar between both men.

Furry Endeavors by Christina Jade Loren – Home for the holidays isn’t exactly what Lance had in mind when his lover, Adin, took him to a secluded log cabin in the middle of a forest.

Hard by Jamieson Wolf – Owen’s best friend makes him hard.

Hardening by Jamieson Wolf – When Daniel leaves him, Owen wonders if he will ever love again. Thankfully, you don’t need love to have hot sex…

Legends by Kayla Jameth – Austin promised his assertive lover a magical evening. He has arranged to celebrate Jack’s birthday at the new concept restaurant Legends. Will Legends be everything he hoped it would be?

Make Me by Jessica Lee – Becoming the alpha of one’s wolf pack—brutal. Keeping the title and your mate alive all at the same time—living hell. Previously Reviewed HERE

Got Lemons? by Kimberly Hunter– Will giving into desire be a sour mistake or sweet perfection?

Dream Come True by DC Juris – Tristan knows that Jinsu is just a drawing…. A made-up, elaborate version of Tristan’s perfect man. All in Tristan’s head. Jinsu isn’t real. Or…is he? Previously Reviewed HERE

Sundae Surprise by DC Juris – Dean learns the true meaning of the words “playing with your food” when his hot and hunky roommate, Rick, interrupts his plans for some solo Sunday afternoon fun.

Perfect Christmas by DC Juris – Evan plans to spend yet another Christmas alone while Drake travels for business. But a special delivery reveals Drake had some plans of his own! Previously Reviewed HERE

Carnal Connections by Berengaria Brown – Ithiel meets Jason and Toby at a wedding, and a night of hot passion follows. But what will happen the next morning?

Room Number 12 by Rebecca Leigh – Two male vampire cowboys come together in a bar as strangers but leave as lovers.


Fantasy and role playing, dominance and submission, ménage a trios and one on one; the Ad-Dick-tion anthology is a compilation of über-steamy tales that transport the reader on an erotic journey inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and human men who heat up the pages in this homage to sex and love.

From the fun and flirty to the down and dirty and everything in between, each of the eight authors has contributed a story that celebrates eroticism. Whether it’s the first sexual encounter between best friends turned lovers, or it’s the chance meeting at a wedding that leads to a sexy threesome in a hotel room, they all explore sensuality in its many forms—from new love to lost love to eternal love, there’s something between the covers for every reader.

Each of the offerings, with the exception of Kayla Jameth’s beautifully seductive ménage story Legends, the tale of a man who gives his partner the ultimate birthday gift, have appeared in prior publication, but now they can all be enjoyed in this single collection .

Indulge in the sexual fantasies of the men of Ad-Dick-tion; it’s a choice collection of carnal creativity, to be sure.

Reviewed By: Lisa