Sunday, September 8, 2013

Serving Simon by Caitlin Ricci

Simon has an offer for his stressed out roommate, but is this stubborn sub already too far gone for Simon’s methods?

Max’s high pressure job as a surgeon is getting to him and he’s starting to suffer for it. His roommate Simon has a solution for him, but is Max ready to give up control or will this Dom have to work for it?

Simon’s not used to dealing with such stubborn subs, but he can’t sit back and let Max’s health and sanity continue to decline in the name of his work. Enough is enough already and if Max doesn’t accept what he’s offering, then Simon might just have to come up with something even more drastic.

But when a night of passion between these two strong willed men exposes Simon’s secrets, it might be he who has to learn to trust and let go of the control he so desperately seeks.

So we have our two hunky guys. Roomies who have been living together for a little over a year now without a whole lot of interaction between the two other then the usual banter and such they come to a breaking point. Max is waaaay stressed out, overwhelmed and not sure what to do about it. Simon however knows just what to do about it. Very hot sparks fly between the two of them as Simon sorts Max out. Great story, though we'd like to throw a big WTF on the ending? Caitlin is throwing sneaky things in there lol we like them but still got rather thrown off. Not going to tell you what it is, you have to go see!!

4 smooches for Serving Simon! You can find it here!

Making Ends Meet by S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet

Zach is just seventeen years old, but despite his youth, he has more than his fair share of responsibility. An experimental fling in high school has led him down the path of single fatherhood. Now, he holds down a job, takes his college classes online, and pays his own bills as best he can—all while juggling daycare and chores and play-dates for his four-month-old, Mae. It's a rough, 24/7 life, but to Zach, Mae is worth every penny spent and every minute of his day.

With no free time to speak of, it feels like a miracle when Zach meets Wil in the check-out line at his work. Handsome, grounded, from the proverbial "right side of the tracks", and—even better—good with kids, Wil is everything he could want in a boyfriend. But as interested as Wil is in Zach, he has his own life, his own family, his own job and college career to think about. All the various draws on their time means that it's hard just to find chances to be together. But Zach's no stranger to hard tasks, and believes he owes it to himself to try.

This was a very sweet story. Zach is a strong young man. He made a brave choice to decide he was going to keep his daughter, even at the expense of school, and of the things high school aged kids are usually dreaming about. Instead he's dealing with diapers and ear infections and working long hours and school all at the same time. By chance he meets Wil, who is willing to look past what most would avoid to see the man within. The two of them create a strong bond, despite time crunches and insecurities. I love how it was realistic, it wasn't sugar coated and made to seem like it was an easy path to take. The location was familiar too so that made it nice too. Overall this was a very well written story, loooooooved it. 

5 smooches for Making Ends Meet!! You can find it here!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Guardian Angel by Michael Mandrake

Calvin is looking to end it all because he feels his family won't accept him as a gay man. Unbeknownst to him, someone is watching, looking to pick him up and rescue him from his negative state. Can Calvin get help before it’s too late?

This is a story of coming out and accepting who you are. Remember, you are normal and you are not alone.

This is a short and straight to the point story about a young man who is torn. It's heart wrenching to feel his agony as he is so conflicted between telling the truth and wanting his family's support. It's a great reminder about how much we forget to think of how hard it is on individuals going through this struggle and how important it is to reach out to people. 

Would have loved for this to be a longer story, maybe get some more build up to breaking point or even a little more in depth on after things changed for Calvin. 

4 smooches for Guardian Angel for a really great topic and some heart felt emotion. You can find Guardian Angel here!!