I've read a couple of books lately and thought I'd let you guys know how they were :D
**The first book I read was 'Wishes' by J.C. Owens. The summary reads as follows: Sex slave to an alien culture...
Lt. Auri finds his job aboard the diplomatic cruiser both frustrating and exhausting, but he's determined to prove himself to his new captain. Despite the diplomatic importance of their mission, Auri is wary of the catlike Felinians, who have a reputation for enjoying human company, willing or not. But when he's ordered to witness the signing of the trade papers with the Felininans, Auri never imagines that he's about to be betrayed.
Sold into an alien culture, Auri finds himself the newest man in the Felinian leader's erotic harem. Kanar claims him as his "mate," but Auri longs for freedom. Though his feelings for Kanar begin to grow, Auri stubbornly refuses the Felininan and the other men of his harem, leading to loneliness and grief. But how can he open himself up to his captor, and to the love of more than one partner?
My thoughts: This one was cute! Not as long as I thought it was going to be. It went a bit fast, but it was adorable ... like a Harlequin romance novel, just m/m with some aliens thrown in! The Felinians are ... like felines ... with fur and the ears. It worked though, and it wasn't a huge focus of the story. It's a good poolside read and you can get through it in a couple of hours.
**I just finished another one last night. 'How to Save a Life (Haven)' by Sloan Parker. The summary reads as follows: Reporter Kevin Price has a knack for tripping over his own feet. And everyone else's. He's in over his head undercover at the Haven, a swanky gay sex club, determined to find out why members of the club keep vanishing. Five minutes inside and he can no longer deny the truth about his sexuality. He turns to the one man he can't get out of his head, the sexy ex-cop handling security. Too bad Kevin doesn't trust cops. Not since the only night he let himself be with another man.
Walter Simon doesn't do the club scene anymore. Not since he found love and lost it. That doesn't mean he'll let anyone hurt more innocent gay men. Even if that means going head-to-head with the klutzy, closeted, much-younger reporter. Kevin has information about the disappearances. Better to keep him close. And safe.
Neither is at the club to hook up or fall in love. Now they must work together amid their growing passion in order to uncover the truth before more men disappear.
My thoughts: O. M. G!!! I'm going to buy everything else Sloan Parker has written! This book was absolutely amazing! I really had to fight to put my Kindle down during my lunch breaks at work because I just wanted to keep reading! There was romance and sex and intrigue and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. And it was logical! When things got in their way or there were certain situations, they went about it logically! Which is refreshing! While some of the mystery of the book was predictable, not all of it was, which was nice as it gave me a few surprises! I enjoyed the pacing and how real the characters were. I really love the chemistry between Kevin and Walter and that it didn't matter that Walter was almost 20 years older than Kevin ... the way their relationship evolved was beautiful.
Sorry for the rambling LOL ... I'm off to do some more reading now!