Cancer

Love Comes Silently (Senses #1) by Andrew Grey Review

      Love Comes Silently (Senses Series Book 1) by Andrew Grey 3 Stars! 

Caring for a loved one with cancer is tough. Doing it alone is overwhelming—especially when that loved one is a child. But ever since Ken Brighton’s partner left him, Ken has spent his days at the hospital with his daughter, Hanna, hoping for a miracle. Maybe the mysterious care packages that appear for Hanna don’t qualify, but they bring a spark of hope into his and Hanna’s tired life—and so does Ken’s neighbor, former singer Patrick Flaherty.

For two years Patrick hasn’t been able to focus on anything but the life he should have had. An injury robbed him of his voice, and the idea of introducing himself to new people intimidates him. But over the past months, he’s watched as his neighbor nursed his sick child, and once he meets Ken, Patrick starts to crave a life with him—a life he isn’t sure he can have.

Ken doesn’t realize he’s fallen in love until the doctors send Hanna home, saying there’s nothing more they can do: Hanna will either recover or succumb. Ken’s heart is set on a new beginning—with both Patrick and Hanna. But Patrick’s silence leaves Ken wondering what Patrick wants.

Review

This is a tender romance between a painter and a former singer.

The heart of the story is the little girl who is fighting cancer.

The romance is sweet and slow building.

The aspects outside of the love story and the relationships with the daughter are a bit too sketched to make this a rich book but it is a lovely sweet read.

The Arathian Series Bundle by Nicole Krizek Review

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The Arathian Series Bundle - Nicole Krizek

Alien Savior is the story of Kor and Ty, a mated pair that come across a rare Earther female being auctioned as a slave. Unable to deny her exotic beauty, and a chance to test her DNA, they buy her. What the males don’t expect is the intense lust they feel for the small female and the protective urges that tell them to keep her safe at all costs.

Alien Rescue features Rexvan, the Arathian Ambassador to the Galactic Alliance. Now onboard the Adastra with Kor, Ty, and Lacy, they discover another human female that makes Rex yearn for a life beyond what he’s known. Will giving in to this temptation spell disaster, or be his salvation?

Doctor Maggie Walsh is a top surgeon on Earth. As an academic, she never found a man worth her time. Suddenly she’s faced with a fatal diagnosis which brings her face to face with a darkly handsome man, who claims he can cure her disease. But in return, he wants her to live in space…forever.

Alien Incursion is the story of Lukas, Jayda, and Deian. Princess Jayda has fought hard to become a respected member of the Arathian Defense. She has everything she always wanted, except for the one thing she didn’t realize she needed: a mate to share her life with. She suddenly finds herself next to two males that ignite passion within her that goes far beyond her royal duties.

Deian doesn’t care that he’s built a promiscuous reputation over the years, but now he’s been bewitched by a Princess who makes him want to forsake all others. But will this devotion be challenged by the arrival of another male… or strengthened?

Lukas Ferguson, former Army Specialist turned Air Marshall, has his life changed forever when the plane he’s protecting is suddenly drawn into space by alien slavers. Once he’s safe aboard the Adastra, how is he supposed to feel rescued if he can never return to his home-world? More importantly, when he’s surrounded by Arathians who are openly bi-sexual, how is he going to continue to hide the secret part of himself that yearns for the company of other men?

Warning: The Arathian Series books contain scenes of: erotic sex, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and heterosexuality between consensual (and eager) adults. M/M, M/F, M/M/F

 

Review

Each book builds on each other in a way that makes it important to read them all together.

 

I say this because way hands down favorite book in the series is the last one. Alien Incursion

 

This story tells the tale of Lukas, an air marshal, who is saved by the aliens as his plane goes down and offers to help the aliens in their war (he is ex special forces) in order to protect Earth as well and to build a life in this new world since he can’t return home.

 

The plot of him using his unique knowledge to surprise the enemy doesn’t really go anywhere which is a flaw but the romance is grand.

 

Lukas is bisexual though he has suppressed the part of his nature that is attracted to men and he is now facing a culture that embraces bisexuality and homosexuality.

 

His falling in love with both a female and a male in a poly relationship (also common in this culture) is well done and moving.

 

I love it when the human in alien romance is male.

 

The other romances Alien Rescue and Alien Savior are more typical of the Alien Science Fiction Erotic Romance genre but on the sweeter side with good world building.

 

I really enjoyed all three and can’t wait to read more by this writer.

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Under Locke by Mariana Zapata Review

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Under Locke - Mariana Zapata

He was my boss, my brother’s friend, a Widower, an ex-felon, and a man I’d seen casually with a handful of women. But he was everything that gripped me, both the good and the bad. Worst case scenario if things turned awkward between us, I could go somewhere else. I’d gotten over epic heartbreak before, one more wouldn’t kill me.

After moving to Austin following six months of unemployment back home, Iris Taylor knows she should be glad to have landed a job so quickly… even if the business is owned by a member of the same motorcycle club her estranged father used to belong to. Except Dex Locke might just be the biggest jerk she’s ever met. He’s rude, impatient and doesn’t know how to tell time.

And the last thing they ever expected was each other.

But it was either the strip club or the tattoo shop.

… she should have chosen the strip club.

 

Review

If you are looking for a low angst motorcycle club romance, this is a good choice. I actually like that aspect of the book with a club that has gone clean so it is mainly the drama between the leads that drives the story but there is outside drama caused by the heroines father as well.

The hero is a jerk at times in that he needs and anger management class but the heroine while much more passive in general puts him in his place.

This is a nice read for the most part (with a few cringes here and there). But there really is a the kitchen sink in here in terms of clichés and much less friends to lovers in this slow burn that this writer usually delivers.

Not bad. Not great.

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