Sunday’s Sexy Read: Talk Dirty to Me by Jack Greene

When I’m in the mood for a quick, erotic read Talk Dirty To Me is definitely one of my favorites. There isn’t a lot of angst in this story and the two characters hit it off very quickly, but this book never fails to bring a smile to my face every time I read it.

Why? Well, the characters are interesting and very sexy. Also, the erotic chemistry between them is hot as hell! WHEW! I love the way they flirt, talk and they even begin to connect on a more emotional level. All in all, Talk Dirty To Me by Jack Greene is just a fun and sexy book. It’s something I’ll reach for when I need something light, erotic and just in the mood for an all around fun and sexy read.

Blurb:

Adam’s never called a gay phone sex line before, but he finally takes the plunge. Casey is more than happy to fulfill Adam’s phone fantasies, but it’s not long before he wants more than talk. When they meet, will it be as good as Adam’s fantasy?

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Sexual Healing by Shawn Bailey


Title: Sexual Healing
Author: Shawn Bailey
Publisher: Phaze Publishing
Pages: 87
Characters: Ezra Benedict, Maya Chiyo
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Interracial Romance
Kisses: 3.5




Blurb:

Twenty-seven-year old Ezra Benedict has given up on finding true romance. He is a romantic at heart and has always believed in the sanctity of being in a monogamous relationship. But unfortunately the men in his past have been anything but faithful. He jumps at a chance to relocate to Japan to fulfill his dream of being a travel photographer. During a photo-shoot before he leaves he sees the most gorgeous young Japanese woman he ever laid eyes on, who flirts with him shamelessly while she poses. Ezra’s body responds and becomes aroused.

He can’t figure it out because one, he’s been impotent for a year, and two, he’s gay. Following his doctor’s advice Ezra visits a club and tries to flirt with women to see if he can obtain an erection again, but nothing happens. Ezra leaves for Japan and goes in search of the model Maya Chiyo since he’s convinced that only she can help cure him.

Nineteen-year-old old Maya Chiyo has only known one American in his life and is curious when he sees photographer Ezra Benedict. He meets the man while he’s in full geisha makeup and costume during a photo-shoot and flirts with him for fun. Little did he know that Ezra took him serious until he sees the man waiting for him outside the college campus where Maya is a student.

Ezra demands that Maya take responsibility and date him once he learns that Maya is actually a guy. Maya thinks Ezra is crazy, but is soon drawn to the older guy with the sad expression and beautiful light brown eyes.

Will Maya ignore what his heart is telling him or just do what is expected of him?

Review:

It’s no secret that I love a May/December romance, so when I saw this one was up to read and review, I had to read it. Although, I had a few niggles with this read, I still liked it and thought the two heroes were interesting men.

The blurb does an excellent job at describing the story. Mending a broken heart, Ezra, is a popular photographer, who immediately becomes enchanted by a female fashion model, Maya. This confuses him because he identifies himself as gay and he doesn’t understand why he’s attracted to her. Soon, he discovers that Maya isn’t a beautiful female, but a stunning male model, whose androgynous look allows him to easily pass as either sex.

Soon, Ezra finds himself transferred to Japan, and he becomes more acquainted with Maya, and soon learns that there is definitely more to Maya than meets the eye. As the two men begin to form a friendship that develops into more, Ezra is faced with the choice of taking a chance at having something very special with Maya or keeping his heart guarded at becoming hurt again.

Ezra was a likeable man. He’s ambitious and his talent for capturing unique and beautiful pictures has given him a good reputation. Although Ezra’s career is on an all time high, he’s been nursing a past hurt that has affected his ability to gain an erection. But once he meets, Maya, he’s not only physically attracted to him, he’s also intrigued with the younger man as well. Maya is very family oriented and his determination to make something more out of his life is really attractive to Ezra. But Ezra is worried that the younger man will hurt him, and he knows that Maya still has a lot of life to live.

Maya knows that even though he’s a popular model, it’s not something he can rely on forever. Determined to be a doctor, he goes to college, studies hard and still tries to make time to be with his family and friends. As soon as he meets Ezra, Maya is immediately attracted to him. Ezra is handsome, successful and an easy person for him to become friends with. As their relationship develops, Maya finds himself falling hard for Ezra, but when an old flame reappears in his life, he is soon faced with a decision that will change the rest of his life.

Sexual Healing was a good read. The characters definitely had some strong chemistry between them. I also enjoyed watching Ezra learn more about the Japanese culture as well as truly make an effort to be with Maya. The reason why this is not a higher rating for me is because there were a few things that were quickly washed over as Ezra and Maya’s relationship developed. I didn’t like how Maya dropped everything (including a heated moment with Ezra) to meet up with his ex-boyfriend. This caused me to believe that he really DID have unresolved feelings for his ex and that he was in denial of them.

I thought Ezra was a very forgiving man and at times Maya was a little immature. *in Maya’s defense he IS only 19* In the end, this was an interesting, easy read that I enjoyed. I honestly do not know if this couple will be together a few years from now, but the ending was great and I still have high hopes for them.

Recommended.

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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A Diamond in the Rough by Shawn Bailey


Title: A Diamond in the Rough
Author: Shawn Bailey
Publisher: Phaze Books
Characters: Gunther Norwich, Blaine Angelo
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 4


Blurb:

It has been announced that Piers Norwich, second heir to the throne of England is going to marry Penelope Baskov, daughter of the Prime Minster of Russia. Piers has never met Penelope, but will not embarrass his family by refusing to marry her.

Penelope turns out to be a tall, striking redhead, a young lady with a killer body, who says what’s on her mind, and who likes to have fun. Piers decides to go on with the wedding and wants his older brother Gunter to be his best man.

Gunther Norwich, heir to the throne of England meets a young man at a club and likes what he sees. The young man turns out to be none other than Blaine Angelo, his younger brother Piers’ wedding planner. While Piers and Penelope plan to spend the rest of their lives together, Blaine and Gunther meet for secret a rendezvous at Blaine’s private S/M club.

Meanwhile, Prince Edward, Piers’ and Gunther’s cousin has his eye on Anastasia Angelo, Blaine’s older sister. Nothing is exactly what it seems. Are the princes as happy as they appear or will one of them discover they’ve made a very big mistake?

Review:

I’ve read several books by Ms. Bailey and although I’ve liked some more than others, I’ve always thought she writes a solid story with interesting characters. What I really liked about this book was the relationship the family has together. It showed that Ms. Bailey really knew the heart and soul of her characters and I found myself really caring about them too.

Although, Gunther and Blaine are the main heroes in this story, it’s really more than just your standard romance. The relationship (or not) between Prince Edward and Penelope played a big part of it too. This book definitely has a menagerie of characters that have a lot going on in their lives, and since we get to witness things as they go along between most of them, it’s more of a character driven story than just a romance.

I really liked Gunther and Blaine together. I will say I wish there had been more scenes with them in it. I thought their relationship was a tad bit rushed, but it was enjoyable. There were things I felt like I missed as their relationship grew, but in the end, they were pretty good and hot together.

As I said, this is not your standard romance. It’s more of a story between this quirky family and the affection and love they have for each other. If you are looking for well-written characters in which all of them drive the storyline, I would say this is definitely the book for you. I liked it and it’s an easy book to recommend as long as you aren’t expecting a lot of scenes between the two main characters. I’m looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Bailey in the future.

Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Love Imitates Art by Jack Greene


Title: Love Imitates Art
Author: Jack Greene
Publisher: Phaze Books
Characters: Colin Julien
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5


Blurb:

Dumped by his boyfriend just before they go on holiday, Oxford student Colin decides to go to Paris anyway, with his best friend Nigel in tow.

The most romantic city in the world works its magic and Colin has an intense fling with handsome artist Julien.

When Colin goes back home he can’t forget about Julien, but is Julien who he seems to be?

Review:

Jack Greene is one of my favorite authors. Not only does he write sexy, erotic stories, it’s always easy to care about his well-written characters. Mr. Greene is the master at writing sexual tension and attraction and in Love Imitates Art, he proves that once again he can captivate this reader from the first sentence to the last word.

What I really liked about this book was the mystery behind one of the heroes, Julien. When it came to the big reveal, I was almost as shocked as Colin. I also loved the heated chemistry and between the two men. I liked both of them and I truly loved them together.

This is a fast, sexy and romantic read. When I’m in the mood for an erotic romance, Mr. Greene is one of the authors whose work I reach for time and time again. I love how he’s able to take me wherever his characters are with ease and with a whole lot of enjoyment.

If you are looking for a fast-paced, erotic romance with some mystery and a little intrigue mixed in, then Love Imitates Art is definitely the book for you!

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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WIN a copy of Love Imitates Art by Jack Greene!!

Hello Friends!

The very generous and fabulous Jack Greene is giving away a copy of his new release, Love Imitates Art! All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment below. The contest will run through the weekend until Monday morning.

Good Luck!!

*Hugs*

Gabbi


Here is the blurb for Love Imitates Art by Jack Greene:

Dumped by his boyfriend just before they go on holiday, Oxford student Colin decides to go to Paris anyway, with his best friend Nigel in tow.

The most romantic city in the world works its magic and Colin has an intense fling with handsome artist Julien.

When Colin goes back home he can’t forget about Julien, but is Julien who he seems to be?

Seducing Professor Coyle by Darien Cox


Title: Seducing Professor Coyle
Author: Darien Cox
Publisher: Phaze
Pages: 122
Characters: Ben LeClair, Peter Coyle
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Kisses: 4.5


Blurb:

College senior Ben LeClair has always been driven to perfection, so when a grade mix-up threatens to keep him from graduating, he confronts the problem head on.

When he meets with his handsome professor, he finds him to be arrogant and unyielding, and their argument leaves him furious.

But during a chance social engagement over the weekend, he spies his teacher involved in a shocking display of debauchery.

Suddenly, Ben’s feelings for his teacher take an extreme turn, and now his inherent determination is channeled in a new direction: Seducing Professor Coyle.

Review:

This was a pretty good novella about a teacher and a student getting together. Mere weeks away from graduation, Benjamin finds out he’s failing a lit class by Professor Coyle due to a missing test. Mistakes and misassumptions are made, and the two men are left all weirded out. Then Ben attends a smutty soiree—and sees his teacher in a compromising situation. More misinterpretations follow as Peter thinks Ben is stalking him in order to blackmail him and Ben is attracted to the man so fiercely it seems threatening. For these two men, figuring things out isn’t easy.

Be forewarned: Before Ben and Peter get together, they have sex with other people, so if you consider that cheating, then this isn’t for you. I, however, liked all aspects of this story. Peter may be older but he’s cynical, while Ben is younger and can be rather self-absorbed at times. Both men have faults and that makes them realistic though not altogether sympathetic. Still, the reasons for their behavior is explained well, so I felt like I understood their motives, stemming from the past.

The plot is quickly paced, ripe with sexual tension. The writing is good and to the point, and the dialogue reads true. The sex scenes are hot and heavy. Towards the end I was less taken with Peter because he kept his feelings to himself when Ben was already in love and hurting. But that made for a good, if frustrating, reading experience.

All in all, a strong, solid story with surprising depth of characters, swift and engaging plot, and deep emotional twists. Oh, and for what it’s worth, I’d love to read Dominick’s story. He’s Ben’s roommate and such a sweet guy, I want him to find happiness. Recommended.

Reviewed By: Susan

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Conflict: Contract by Jack Greene


Title: Conflict, Book 1: Contract
Author: Jack Greene
Publisher: Phaze Books
Pages: 36
Characters: Colton Santarelli, Vance Hohler
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Kisses: 5




Blurb:

Conflict is a serial in three parts: In the not-so-distant future, the people of the Earth are repressed by the iron rule of the Emperor. The Space Colonies have resisted, and as a result are at war with the Emperor.

In Conflict: Contact, Lieutenant Colton Santarelli and the Colony Special Forces undertake a desperate mission to keep the Emperor from building the ultimate weapon, an army of supersoldiers. But amidst the terror of war, Colton is secretly in love with his dashing–and married–commanding officer Colonel Vance Hohler.

Review:

I honestly don’t read enough science fiction romances. I like them, but sometimes I get lost in the world building the author creates. Either it’s too much or too little or it gets lost in the translation for me. I’m very pleased to say that this was NOT the case when I read Conflict by Jack Greene. Mr. Greene does an excellent job at constructing the world he created without it being bogged down with a lot of confusing descriptive passages. Because of this, I could easily envision what our main hero, Colton goes through and the life he lives.

Since Conflict is a three part serial, we are really just getting introduced to these characters and what kind of lives they’ve had to live. Colton is a strong, determined man. He fights for a cause he believes in and is considered a honorable man. Colton has been in love with his commanding officer, Vance, for some time now, but because Vance is married, he has never given much thought *outside his fantasies* that they will ever be together.

Before Colton is to leave for a dangerous mission, he is approached by Vance and is shocked to discover that Vance feels something for him too. Vance tells him that once he returns from his mission, everything will be changed for the better between them, and it gives Colton hope that something special might happen between them.

What follows is a lot of action and adventure. I was at the edge of my seat as Colton went into enemy territory and held my breath in hopes he would be able to complete his mission and return safely. I loved the secondary characters in this story and I have a feeling that they will play a very strong role in the books to come.

Although Colton and Vance do not spend a lot of time together in this book, the passion and intense emotional pull they have between them sizzled up by computer screen. Mr. Green does an outstanding job at writing physical and emotional attraction. He always manages to get me wrapped up into his characters’ lives as well as truly believing that they belong together.

If you are looking for an action filled, sizzling hot and steamy read, then Conflict: Contract is definitely the book for you! I am truly anxious to read the next installment of this series and can’t wait to see what happens with these characters next!

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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