Love is a Mess: A Supposed Crimes Anthology

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Series: A Supposed Crimes Anthology

Author: L. M. Perrin, Geonn Cannon, Amber Kinsey, Rachael Orman, Adrian J. Smith, Eva Lefoy, A. M. Leibowitz, Michael DuPuy

Genre: Contemporary Romance (MM, FF, and FFM)

Length: Anthology (119 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-938108-76-1

Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (January 3rd, 2015)

Heat Level: Low to Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Love is a Mess: A Supposed Crimes Anthology contains eight stories from eight authors on the topic of misfortune at Valentine’s Day. The topics range from the fun of the moment to the power of the eternal. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual characters star in their own love and lust stories—erotic, playful, and thoughtful.

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Review: Overall ♥♥♥♥this was a pretty good book with a wide variety of stories. Some were very unique and intriguing. The stories are centered on Valentines and dates that could have or do go very wrong. There are several genres, and different heat ratings so that there is a little something for everyone that likes FF and MM short reads. I have also included a separate rating and review for each book below.

Viral Valentine by L. M. Perrin
FF Low heat ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Sometimes we set out to do things thinking it is cute or funny but do not think about the person involved. I am not a big fan of the funniest video or prank stuff and this story is a good example of why. Ellie thinks she is going to dinner on Valentines even though it’s with a stranger to find herself pranked. Paige one of the pranksters took a liking to Ellie and wanted the prank ended but Todd wouldn’t let up. Will Ellie forgive Paige?

I liked this story and would have liked more. It ended a bit so suddenly.

Date Blind by Geonn Cannon
FF/Low ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Martha is waiting on a blind date when she finds out that her date Connie was her high school bully. This story took me back to my high school days of being bullied.

I liked how the characters developed through this story. I wanted more.

The Politician and the Pilot by Amber Kinsey
FF/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Samantha is a politician sent on a punishment assignment by her boss and ex-lover. She finds herself enthralled with the young pilot Katie and after too much tequila in her bed.

This story is smoking hot! Not lot of plot but the sex scenes were actually good.

Bar Tryst by Rachael Orman
FF/ Explicit ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Vanessa is at a bar with her friends on Valentines she goes to the bathroom and Lisa starts talking to her. Later they end up back in the bathroom in hot sex.

This story had no plot and it just didn’t do it for me sex wise like the other. It wasn’t bad it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Quarter Life: Energy Feed by Adrian J. Smith
Ménage FMM/FFM/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Faye has been told the statue of the trapped troll actually will come to life and he will be able to give her answers. She hopes he can find her a witch.

This is a dark fantasy or paranormal story that was very intriguing I would love to read more of this. There is hot sex in a MMF and also a FFM with a voyeur.

Property of Cupid by Eva Lefoy
MM/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
This was one of my favorite stories in the book. I loved the twist on cupid. I can’t give much away so I’ll just say read this it was awesome! I want more!

Private Dance by A. M. Leibowitz
MM/ Moderate ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Another of my favorites in this book. Alex finds himself babysitting for a friend on Valentines with his relationship in jeopardy. Before Phinn left on his business trip, he said some pretty cruel stuff and though they have talked, it out he still knows there is work to be done. He finds himself on a scavenger hunt with his little charges in tow and a very happy surprise at the end of the hunt.

I loved this it was awesome. I did have some questions and wanted more information such as why was Phinn going away so much and what their jobs etc. were but the story line was great, and the ending even greater! This one made the entire book worth reading!

The Last Mitzvah by Michael DuPuy
?/ No heat ♥♥2Hearts
I never figured this story out so I won’t say much. I couldn’t figure out who the character was at all or why he was at the Bar Mitzvah. I am assuming he was a transsexual form what I gathered but I am not sure. I was confused throughout the entire thing

I’ll say the ending shocked the bejesus out of me!

Rough Play by L.V. Lloyd

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Title: Rough Play
Series: Aurigan Space Saga, #2
Author: L.V. Lloyd
Genre: Sci-fi/ Action
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: L.V. Lloyd (June 24, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: Lieutenant Ferris stumbles on a scandal that could tear his spaceship Jerez apart. Some call it rough play, he calls it unacceptable.

Will his attraction to a young private be his downfall or salvation?

ISBN: 9781311820044

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Well written intense at times story of Lt. Ferris finding out that men onboard the ship are being told they must have sex with officers if asked to as part of an initiation. What Ferris doesn’t know is that man who told him is really a Major that’s undercover to determine the officers involved.

Loved the details of how the truth came out in spite of the officers involved lying. The chemistry between Peters and Ferris was sweet and hot even though it took two years after the incident on the sip for them to work things out.

Good read.

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His Guilty Secret by L.V. Lloyd

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Series: Aurigan Space Saga, #3
Author: L.V. Lloyd
Genre: Sci-fi
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: L.V. Lloyd (September 10, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Heir to a wealthy Aurigan shipping family, Captain Adam S Hayes has his life carefully mapped out. Career, marriage, family. Everything is going according to plan … until he meets Lt Daniel King.

Trapped underground together after an explosion, Hayes seizes the opportunity to try something he’s only dreamed of, but finds he is totally unprepared for the consequences.

Gay romantic sci-fi

ISBN: 9781301820481

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Great story about one man, Captain Adam S. Hayes, unsure of his sexuality who is about to be married and another, Lieutenant Daniel King who is very much attracted to him.

This story had a lot going on in it. From sexual tension, being stuck together in a collapsed cave, kidnapped and Daniel requesting a transfer to another ship. Very intense at times and emotional at others.

Well written this book keeps your attention from start to end. The story was really intriguing and I enjoyed reading how Hayes finally admitted he wanted King even though it took him a while. The chemistry between them was hot. Great read.

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And a Chook Shall Lead Them by Kara Larson

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Series: N/A
Author: Kara Larson
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (75 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (June 25, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: Amiri Campbell left New Zealand with his partner Graeme over a decade ago, and with good reason. He still carries the emotional scars of family abandonment. For all that, Graeme tries to get him to reconcile.

When Amiri’s beloved Auntie Moana dies, Amiri and Graeme have no choice but to head back to New Zealand to deal with her estate. They only mean for it to be a brief visit, but family matters involving his niece and nephew might turn this brief stay into something longer – and more permanent.

Even though Amiri has Graeme’s total support, does he have the strength to face his family? Even more, can he let go of the past enough to give his niece and nephew the home they both deserve?

ISBN: 978-1-61040-764-9

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Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥3Hearts
I was quite surprised by this book but to me it was hard to truly get the hang of it. It is told with a bit of Aussie language so that made it a bit harder to understand. However it will help you at the end of the book with explanations on some of the words. Although there are some that you can just tell with the placement of them. It is a cute story about what families should be. I actually had a blast reading it.

Amiri and Graeme have been together for some time. When Amiri had been younger, he had been caught by his mother in a very interesting way. She shipped him to his father, who shipped him to his another family member. It was not always a happy life, but he owned his home, made good money and had a wonderful partner.

Although it didn’t come to an end, it did change when his niece and nephew showed up at the door. His sister was a trouble in her own way, and didn’t care that the kids just disappeared. With the help of his partner, things would get interesting real soon, but family sticks together no matter what.

This was an interesting story to say the least. Wiremu is a feisty young man, not a child but not grown up yet. He cared very much for his sister, but had a way in his own. His little sister Lani was autistic but had never been diagnosed. Things were complicated for these two young men but they seem to have the strength to handle it.

It is not my favorite type of book though. Not just with the language but it didn’t give me what I wanted from a story. I would recommend reading it though, because there is something about it that gives you hope. I did like it though. It just has a way of flowing off the pages into your heart.

Portia’s Two Cents: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
From the title to the end, I LOVED this book. The best part was the use of the New Zealand dialogue. It was like a bit of a puzzle, trying to figure out the meaning of the word in context. The whole story is sweet and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from Kara Larson.

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The Belgian Chocolate Remedy by Julie Lynn Hayes

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Series: N/A
Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Genre: Contemporary/ Erotic Romance
Length: Short (29 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Love is sweeter the second time around…

Milan, a Belgian chocolatier, has lost his beloved brother. Yet life goes on, and he must ready his booth for Outfest—Ludolf would have wanted him to carry on. Jesse is a rudderless soul, unable to cope with the rejection of his lover. He comes to Lafayette, Indiana at the request of his best friend, Reggie.

She inveigles him into helping her friend Milan… a way to pass the time, or something more?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0221-1

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jesse and Milan are both trying to cope with their losses. Their friend Reggie suggests they all work together to Help Milan get his candy ready for Outfest. These two seemed so lost yet perfect to help the other move on and start living again.

Loved the hot chemistry between Milan and Jesse. I really felt for the both of them. But was so glad they found each other when they needed the other the most. Sweet story.

Great read.

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