Review: Follow my Lead

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Title: Follow My Lead

Author: Lisa Worrall

Publisher: White Stiletto Press

Release Date: Jan. 13, 2015

Length:  75 pgs

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Blurb:

Hell hath no fury like a boyfriend scorned as sitcom star and comedian, CJ Edwards, finds out when his ex releases a sex tape he hadn’t even known was being filmed. Not to mention the headlines on every newstand accusing CJ of being an abusive alcoholic. His career in tatters, CJ’s agent manages to get CJ a spot on the Christmas special of Dancing with Stars in Your Eyes. Seeing it as a chance to possibly redeem himself, CJ accepts.

Lucien Moreau has been a dance professional on Dancing with Stars in Your Eyes for three years, and he loves it. Until the powers that be decide, in view of new marriage equality laws, the show’s Christmas special will include a gay couple. Finding out he is being partnered with CJ Edwards hits him like a fist to the gut. Six months ago his brother and sister-in-law were killed in an accident when their car was hit by a drunk driver. How the hell is he supposed to teach a man, not unlike the one who destroyed his family, to dance? 

 

Review:

I really LOVED this story. I will assume I know where the author received their inspiration from for this story. I would have to agree, I wish it were more like this book.

It sometimes takes forever to build a career, it only takes one word or one sex tape to ruin it. Poor CJ, I actually felt sorry for him. He finally catches a break after being falsely accused of being an abusive drunk, he never hit anyone, when his bad luck makes a bad first impression.

My first impression of Lucien was a judgemental, uptight Brit. I quickly learned the reason for that and he grew on me. Actually he’s pretty nice once he decides he’s going to like you.

I’m not sure what to say about this story. You sometimes have these books that you really love but you really can’t explain why. This is one of them. I love all of Lisa Worrall’s books that I have read so far, including this one. It was written well, the characters were developed well. It made me laugh out loud. I don’t remember crying which is good in my opinion. I don’t like to cry.

I highly recommend this book, it was a fun read.  I’m glad I had the chance to read it. I give this book 5 stars.

Aurore Rose

 

Review: A Case of Possession by KJ Charles

                                                 

  A Case of Possession by KJ Charles

Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 2

Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. True, Stephen’s job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician’s disappearing act bothers Crane more than it should. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship, Crane knows a smart man would hop the first ship bound for China. But something unexpectedly stops him. His heart.

Stephen has problems of his own. As he investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he’s turned warlock. With all eyes watching him, the threat of exposure grows. Stephen could lose his friends, his job and his liberty over his relationship with Crane. He’s not sure if he can take that risk much longer. And Crane isn’t sure if he can ask him to.

The rats are closing in, and something has to give…

Review by Aurore Rose

A Case of Possession is book two in the A Charm of Magpies Series. It can be read on it’s own but you will not get the full effect of the characters or the relationships the characters have with one another. It is my suggestion that you read The Magpie Lord first.

I had not read The Magpie Lord when I was asked to review A Case of Possession. I read the first two chapters and stopped. I could not do a review on a second book in a series when I haven’t even read the first one. So that is what I did. I read The Magpie Lord through without putting it down, it was that good. By this time I was excited to see what awaited me in the second book, A Case of Possession, the one I am to review. It was the same as the first, so good I couldn’t put it down.

The book read like a four hundred page novel, in that it was full of adventure, mystery, other wordly factors and off course relationships. It did not drone on like a dry wordy story. The story is fast paced and when you are finished reading it in one sitting, because you’ll want to do that, you’ll want the story to continue.

Being the mystery buff that I am, this had me guessing all the way to the end. It’s that well written.

Lord Crane is a hard man to describe. He’s judged harshly just because of his father and brother’s reputation, a judgement he doesn’t deserve. He has done scrupulous things but he’s not a hateful man or a monster.

When it comes to Stephen Day, there is more there than what is initially  seen. He’s afraid to come out of the closet because it may mean he loses his friends and his occupation. I like how he was written, strong on the outside not needing anyone but on the inside he’s terrified of his heart.

My favorite character is Merrick, he’s in a class of his own.

Want to know more, I highly suggest reading this series. I cannot wait for the third one to come out.

I give this book five stars.

 

Review: Saving Mr Fox by Meredith Russell

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Saving Mr Fox by Meredith Russell

 

Review by Aurore Rose

How can you hope to find love if you cannot love yourself?

Eric Fox is an actor faced with his most difficult role yet—being himself. Seven years ago, on the way to his high school prom, an accident drove him from the arms of his young love, CJ. Eric ran away to LA, and CJ was left to pick up the pieces of his broken heart and broken life.

CJ is one of the most selfless characters I’ve come across in awhile. At first he sees Eric as nothing more a means to what he needs for his center. Thinking that having an actor around would give him publicity for the safe haven he built for kids, he agrees to let Eric volunteer there. As time goes by he sees how much Eric is broken and then it becomes important for him to be there for Eric, putting his own feelings aside. What he thought would be closure, ended up being much, much more.

Eric blames himself for what happens when they were teenagers, add to the guilt that he left the man he loved broken and alone when he fled. Wanting to numb his guilt and his heart, he starts to party too hard. He drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Forced to go into rehab or get away from it all and recuperate at his parent’s home, he doesn’t want to leave the house in case of running into CJ. He doesn’t know how well that meeting would go over. Guilt has kept him away for all of these years, he knows there is nothing left between him and the man he loved since he was a teenager.

This is a good read. You will definitely be pulling for these two.

I give this book 4 stars

Review: Bodyguard to a Sex God by RJ Scott

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Review by Aurore Rose

Adam gets stuck with convention detail when he is forced on an assignment to be the bodyguard to a ‘pretty boy’, otherwise known as actor Logan Brady. Logan has received threats and was involved in a near miss ‘hit and run’ it’s Adam’s responsibility to ensure Logan’s safety on U.K. soil, but Adam has to fight his attraction for the closeted TV star.

Logan is freaking out not only from the threats to his life but to the secrets he has held for years to be able to stay on top in the television business. He has a lot of decisions to make that doesn’t impact just him, but his best friends and fellow actors as well. Everything comes to a breaking point in the U.K. and he can’t fight his attraction to Adam. However, his stalker is still lurking and their personal relationship may just stand in the way of their professional one.

Body Guard to a Sex God by Rj. Scott is crazy good. Not only are the main characters strongly written, so are the sub characters. The writing makes it very easy for the readers to feel what the characters are feeling.  This is a fun whodunit lite read that will keep you guessing until the very end. Just when you figure it out, the game changes.

The story technically takes place in only a few days. Rj Scott has written it to feel like it takes longer for things to run its course. It didn’t feel rushed even though the timeline was much shorter than the reader was made to feel.

This story gets a five star rating. If you are a fan of Rj Scott, this is a must read. If you have never read anything by Rj Scott this is a good place to start.

Rating: 5 stars