Teach Me by Sloan Johnson Review

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Teach Me

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Two words stripped Austin Pritchard of the privileged life he’s used to. The moment he uttered the words, “I’m gay,” he realized there is no such thing as unconditional love. Now, he’s gone from traveling the world with his family to living on the streets trying to figure out how he’s going to stay in school.A chance opportunity changes everything. Austin impresses the foreman and lands a job, but even more, he catches the eye of David Becker, who is determined to teach him that true love doesn’t come with strings.

The only thing David had as a child was love. His family struggled to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. That has driven him to stay focused on his goals; become a tenured professor at a university and save enough money to build a home of his own. It’s not until he sees an insecure college student working on his new house that he realizes that he hasn’t planned on someone to share his life with. He’s about to learn that everything he’s already accomplished is nothing compared to the task of making Austin see that he is worthy of love.


Teacher/students books are my favorite. So are m/m books . Putting them together… Is like my dream book!!
But… This book was not so much of a teacher/student book. I mean… You get a little bit of it. But… Not a lot.
When I read a teacher/student book. I want the whole forbiddeness of it all. The sneaking around to be together. The worry that they might be caught. The recklessness of it all.
I really didn’t get that in this book. It was more about Austin. And the circumstances that brought him to the situation he was in. I would say this book is more about runaways than a teacher/student book.

Now… I’m not saying I didn’t like this book. Because I did. It just didn’t feel like a teacher student book to me.
I felt for Austin in this book. He had to deal with alot in such a short time. He came out to his parents and his father flipped out. Taking everything way from him. He had no car, no money or a place to go at the the end of the semester. Basically leaving him homeless.

On Austin very first day out on the streets he was lucky enough to run into Casey and Bree. Two other homeless people. They knew right away Austin was new to the streets. Casey and Bree took Austin under their wing and showed him the robes of the streets.
Casey and Bree have been a couple for a while. They share what little if they have with Austin.
Casey takes days jobs here and there to get money. Since he’s offered to help Austin… He takes Austin on these day jobs.
They both land a job working construction on a house. This is how Austin meets David. He’s a 36year old professor just moving back to the area.

David right away was taken with Austin. He really wanted to know his story. And when he found out Austin story. All he wanted to do was help him out. They had a bit of instant love going on. It was full on with them right from the start. David was really patients with Austin. And Austin had a lot to learn about himself and and just being in his first real relationship.
I wish this story was a little bit more. The writing was good. It flowed nicely. But I needed more of the whole teacher/student storyline.

There were something’s I didn’t care for in this book.
One was how Austin was always taking naps. I could understand here and there… But he was just dozing off when ever her would relax. It just made him seem younger to me. And I didn’t care for that.
And two was…
Casey and Bree story felt like it need more closure. What happened to them? Did they break up? Nothing is really said what happens to them before the epilogue. Just that Bree is tired of Casey and that they are fighting.
I would have liked to known more about them.

Other than that… This book was really good. I really enjoyed it. I will definitely read more books by this author.

* ARC provided by author for an honest review*


About this author

Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s body. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed, purple haired mom of two kids, one of which was a thank you present to her husband for letting her get a Staffordshire Terrier with more anxiety issues than Sloan has, which is saying something. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself in a good book and forget that she has somewhere to be.


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The Pact by Karina Halle Release Blitz, Teaser, & Excerpt

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He gently lays me down on the white duvet, black sheets underneath, and stands at the foot of bed. He pulls his shirt off over his head, discarding it on the floor beside him.

I’ve seen Linden with his shirt off before but this is the first time I’ve been freely allowed to ogle him. I mean, how can you not? It’s a wonder I didn’t run my hands all over him before, lick him from head to toe.

Though the light is dim, his chest is wide and firm with a smattering of well-groomed, Hugh Jackman-ish chest hairs, his shoulders are round and sculpted and his arms are like tree trunks, laced with ropey muscles. His abs are defined and shadowed – a definite six-pack – leading to those sexy, deep hip bones that angle in toward his pelvis. I can’t keep my eyes off of him, off of each hardened, masculine part that makes up this beast of a man.

I want the weight of him on my body, I want to feel every part of him with my fingers, my tongue, my lips. I want him so fucking much that I’m almost shaking from the need of it all.

He watches me watching him, a faint smirk on his lips, and he slowly unzips his jeans. They fall to the floor, showing off his muscular thighs. He is wearing dark boxer briefs that hug his body and I can see every rigid line of his erection as it strains against the fabric.

Holy sweet lord.

He grabs his cock for a second and gives it a squeeze. My jaw comes unhinged. Then he pulls off his briefs and for a moment he is standing there, full frontal with his cock jutting out in front of him and on complete display.

His dick is perfect. Just fucking perfect. I can’t stop staring at it. It’s not just that it’s massive (and in a good way, not in a spearing your uterus kind of way), but that it’s smooth and thick and long and hard and perfectly proportioned. It’s the most gorgeous penis I’ve ever seen and it makes me wish I could paint because I could have a whole gallery devoted to the beauty of his dick and I would consistently sell out of all my paintings.

“Like what you see?” he asks. Now he’s smirking.

“I don’t know, I may need a better look,” I tell him and automatically sit up and lean over, putting my hands on either side of his smooth hips and pulling him toward me. I wrap my hands around his thickness. His cock feels like the hardest velvet and I know I’m looking crazed, horny and greedy. It’s hard to fathom how fast we’ve gone from best friends to dick-holding but none of it seems wrong in the slightest.

In fact, I’m already mourning the fact that we should have done this sooner.


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I quickly step inside and see Linden on the other side, staring at me with a twisted smile. The bathroom has two stalls, a handicapped one and a normal one but luckily you can lock the entire area as a whole. I barely have a chance to lock the door behind me before I’m pressed back against it by Linden’s sheer force.

My body operates on pure instinct. It craves him as much as my heart and mind and soul do. As he presses against me, breathing hard and kissing me, messy and wet, I put my hands around his shoulders and relish the ridges of his back muscles as I pull him in.

One of his hands is lost in my hair, tugging on it in short jerks while the other is lifting up the skirt of my dress. Once he discovers I’m not wearing underwear, he lets out a deep moan that I feel vibrate through me and explores me with his fingers.
“So wet,” he murmurs. “My baby gets so fucking wet for me.” He sticks three of his large, long fingers inside me and I clench around them. “So greedy too.”

“Just shut up and fuck me already,” I hiss into his ear.

He laughs, low and rich, pulling back my hair at the same time before he sinks his lips and teeth down the exposed front of my neck. “No patience.”

“Not here, not now,” I tell him. “Not with you.”

“I’ve made you an animal.”

“So then you should act like one.”

He pauses and looks up at me, giving me the most devious look. “Is that so?” Like his cock, his accent thickens when he’s turned on and it ripples down my back. I clench around him again, wanting him in deeper but he withdraws his fingers and goes to undo his belt.

While I hear the quick zip of his fly, he scoops his arm around me and whirls me around so that I’m facing the bathroom stall. He kicks the door in and then pushes me through until my hands are up against the cool tiled wall.

“Spread your legs, wide,” he demands and before I can do so, his body is pushing between them. “Wider,” he growls.

I go as wide as I can without my heels slipping and try to control my stance. I’m not one to shy away from dirt in sexual situations but I do have to say I’m glad the bathroom is spotless tonight. I’m not sure the men’s bathroom would be the same but even then there’s a thrill about needing something so bad, you don’t care where you get it.

This is one of those situations.

Linden pulls my skirt up and slips his hand between my ass cheeks, entering one finger into me. I flinch a bit – I wasn’t expecting that – but he quickly removes his finger and uses his hand to steady his cock.

“Maybe later?” he playfully suggests.


He then primes himself at my opening and waits for a few beats. I can feel the heat coming off of him, his size and immensity at my back, the way his eyes burn into me. I know he’s looking at my ass, at his dick as he’s about to push its inflexible length inside me. Before I can urge him, he pushes in with one large, powerful thrust.

My fingers clench against the tiles, my elbows and knees locking to keep me in place. I can’t help the cry that escapes from my lips, and then the soft “oh,” as he slowly, agonizingly, pulls himself out.

This man is larger than life.

He is my life.

He is my Linden.

And he’s pounding me from behind in the woman’s washroom.

With one hand gripping the top of the bathroom stall and the other holding me in place at the waist, he drives himself in with hot, deep jabs that hits the right spot every time.

“Fuck, fuck, fuck,” he hisses, inhaling sharply. “Baby, I’m coming, I’m coming.”

Before I even have a chance to try and catch up, he lets go of my waist and slides a finger over my clit, petting it twice, and that’s all it takes to set me off like a bomb.

I explode outwardly, until I feel like there is nothing left and he explodes into me. I can feel him inside, hot and potent as I throb around him and then his arm is under my belly, holding me up while my legs begin to give up.

I almost fall in the toilet. That would have been a tough one to explain.

“That was incredible,” I whisper, trying to catch my breath, to bring my head back down from swimming in the stars.

He kisses the back of my bare shoulders. “Now who is being cheesy?”

I turn around and give him a sloppy grin. He’s got that look I love in his eyes; sleepy, happy and satisfied. I love it because I’m the only one who gives him that, the only one who can render such gentleness from this bear of a man.

He bends up and pulls a few swatches of toilet paper off the roll and then sweeps it up my inner thighs in a very soft, tender fashion.

“People will get suspicious if you have semen on your legs,” he explains with a smile before tossing the paper in the toilet. “Personally, I love the look on you.”

We step out of the stall and quickly smooth ourselves over in the mirror. I’m just about to unlock the door to head out first when there’s a knock at it.

I freeze. Maybe if I don’t say anything, they’ll just go away. I look at Linden and put my finger to my mouth.

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Kitt Kelly wasn’t your average rancher. He’s young, well educated and has hidden his sexuality for most of his life. When his long time wet dream materializes as his new neighbor it threatens everything he holds dear. No way the ranching community would ever accept him if he came out. With every part of his life riding on the edge, can Kitt risk it all for a chance at love or will responsibility to his family heritage cost him his one chance at happiness?

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Gage Synclair, international, hard-hitting investigative photojournalist, is preparing for the final special report of his career…a story of deception and murder six long years in the making. And after ten years in some of the worst parts of the world, he’s ready to settle life down and open an art gallery in his hometown of Chicago. The only thing getting in his way, he needs to find a competent electrician to finish the job before his grand opening.

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Up and coming football hero, Colton Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play.

Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?

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Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.

Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.

As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan…especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers.


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Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.
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The Charlotte Chronicles: The Jackson Boys by Jen Frederick Book Review



Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan’s first love. Nathan was Charlotte’s first everything.

Until they weren’t.

How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it’s over?

How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?

Melanie’s SOLID SWOONY 4.5-Star Review:

I am a sucker for second chance romances so when I ran into Jen Frederick’s, The Charlotte Chronicles: The Jackson Boys, I was immediately drawn to it. The very start of the book had me HOOKED! I could not for one second put it down—whether I was at work sneaking in a read on my iPhone Kindle App or cooking dinner. Charlotte and Nate were basically attached to me from beginning to end.

The introduction of the characters and their emotionally driven love story was perfectly done to the tee. All books should start exactly like this. Where you fall in love with the hero and the heroine from the get go and become fully invested in their story. I LOVED, LOVED both Charlotte and Nate. Everything about them just screamed TRUE LOVE! I was emotional even during the sweetest moments they shared because the author so genuinely portrayed young love so well. It brought me back to my first love- the vulnerability and the intensity that comes along with all first love affairs. What was so beautiful about this story for me were their early years; the pivotal points in their lives of both self-discovery and discovering the true meaning behind what love is. Because both families were so interconnected with one another that Nate and Charlotte were such BIG pieces of each other’s lives.

Charlotte’s character was the epitome of a sweet but strong girl. With a mind of her own, I love that she never allowed herself to be affected by the nonsensical gossip that infiltrates the high school halls so much. She believed in her love for Nate and my God does she stick by him. I loved that. I admired that she stuck to her guns never letting pride get in the way of love. This all just connected so well with the health hardships that she endures throughout this book. Living her life driven by love, I’d say that her character could teach so many of us so much.

Where Charlotte remained constant, Nate’s character had a bit of a habit veering off course. Having been raised in an affluent home, Nate being a dominant, all-male force, felt life’s pressures. He felt that he had to succeed on his own without solely depending on his parents dime. This will ultimately drive him to making the biggest and game changing decision of not only his life but all of his loved ones as well—Charlotte the most. What I so obsessively LOVED about Nate was how FAITHFUL he was to Charlotte and how he ADORED her and RESPECTED her. On top of all of this, his virility and his oh so dirty, dirty mouth; though his strength goes far beyond the physical and he proves that time and time again throughout the book.

The Charlotte Chronicles: The Jackson Boys was way on its way to a full-fledged 5-star review but what struck a nerve was the lack of a substantial peak or climax in the plot. I felt that what the author meant for the climax to be came and went extremely too fast for my taste. Where my heart caught in my chest then was too quickly alleviated. I wish that it came a bit earlier on into the book to hold me steadfast and to wring my literary masochistic heart dry. Given this low, I am still so impressed at how much Nate’s and Charlotte’s love story made my hopeless romantic self, dance around in happy circles. I recommend this book to fellow hopeless romantics who love second chances with a whole lot of sexy happening across many of the pages in this amazing read.

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Title: Out in Time

Author: Grey Cole

Release date: December 29, 2014

Genre: M/M / Gay Erotica / Contemporary Romance

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A closeted football star. An out and proud photographer. And a road trip.
Wade Truman had grown accustomed to admiring Heath Taylor from afar. Now, years of denying himself and the irresistible Heath are wreaking havoc on Wade’s resolve. The odds are stacked against them … they’re graduating college soon. Wade just signed a multimillion dollar football deal—thrusting him even further into the spotlight. Not to mention, what would the gorgeously refined Heath want with a small town jock boy like himself anyway?
Heath grew up privileged, accepted, and out. And the two hells he swore he would never put himself through—crushing on a straight guy and being anyone’s dirty little secret—have presented themselves in one sweet talkin’, dream hauntin’ package. One weekend with Wade, and Heath’s sure the devil himself has come a-knockin’.
Warning: Contains Southern accents wielded like weapons of desire, a snarky, do-gooder Pennsylvanian, and two boys deserving of true love.


Wade Truman was untouched—the knowledge rushed Heath’s brain and dizzied him. His desire was a tangible thing that crawled and ached and keened. Mine, he thought. A fierce possessive streak staggered him. A snarky gay boy from Pittsburgh didn’t do caveman. He wanted to be done by caveman. But, Heath had never wanted anything more than Wade—his Southern gentleman fantasy come to life. “Mine,” he rasped as Wade’s flesh pebbled under hand. “Mine,” he growled.

All rights reserved. Copyright Grey Cole 2014.


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Grey Cole is the deviant, alternate persona of an already established sweet, yet angsty, love story writer. Grey always dreamt of writing those same kind of love stories featuring hot male-on-male action. Thus, Grey purged all those dirty thoughts onto the page and has now struck out on her own to share that passion with you.


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Struck Down by Penelope L’Amoreaux Review


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When my fiance left me at the alter, I thought nothing could be worse.I was wrong.I wanted to leave my hum-drum life. I wished for an adventure, a way to escape.I should have been careful what I wished for.

Now he has me. I can’t run. I can’t escape. Every time I try to build myself back up, he strikes me down.

He’s intent on making me his. The worst part? I’m thinking about letting him.

… I’m not sure who I am anymore.

I don’t even know where to start with this book…

I have only read a couple of other book like this before. It was kind of hard to read in some places! It’s a very dark read.



I thought the author really did a good job with this story.

I was shocked, disgusted, horrified( which is a good thing in this book… I swear!!…lol). I felt for the MC. Being kidnapped and not knowing what was going to happen to her. It would be hard for any person. Having your fate in someone else’s hand. Someone that wants to do nothing but bad things to you!

Renee had recently been dumped by her fiancé Matt a day before their wedding. He asked for the ring back took all the money in their bank account and left. Leaving Renee devastated!

She always wanted to have an adventure. She wanted to do something that she never had done before. She wanted to hitchhike to where she needed to go and Hike the Appalachian trial. ( which I thought was just crazy!!!…lol). Just loose herself. She wanted to prove to herself that she could do it. Since this trip was suppose to be done With Matt after they got married.

But…since that didn’t happened…she was going solo. Her friend and family were all against it… but she didn’t care.

She didn’t even make 2 days before she got kidnapped.

When she first met Grif…huhhh

All he wanted was a slave. A girl he can break and have her the way he wants her. Some one who will just take what he had to dish out… No matter how horrific or painful it is.

It was weird…

He was so hot and cold. He couldn’t stand what he did to some of these women anymore…but he couldn’t fully leave it all behind.

I found myself on the fence with him. Right when I started to let my guard down with him… he would do something to Renee that just disgusted me with him. The Spanking and hitting…omg That was hard to read.

I was glad that Renee stood up for herself. She knew she would rather die then submit to Grif… I think I would be the same way too.

Grif changed a little bit for me towards the end of the book. He was able to show a softer side. And Renee… as weird as this sound… and you have to read this book to know what I’m talking about… Grif fulfilled something that Renee always needed but was never able to get… when she was with Matt.

I would definitely read book 2 to see what happens.

So… did I like it… Yes, I did.

Would I read more books by this author… Yes I would

* Book provided by author for an honest review*



About this author

Penelope L’Amoreaux grew up in North Carolina but never fully mastered the accent. She skipped a lot of high school and went to more colleges than Sarah Palin. It took a long time to figure out something she loved doing enough to stick with it. A love of erotica combined with a love of story telling has given her focus and the desire to tell as many naughty stories as she can. When she isn’t writing, she helps build airplanes and rocket ships, attempts to do yoga, and drinks a lot of red wine.




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Nix & Scotlyn: The Wedding (Custom Culture #5) by Tess Oliver Review


Nix & Scotlyn: The Wedding (Custom Culture #5)

Stars: 4.5
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The Custom Culture guys, Nix, Clutch, Dray and Rett, are back for one final novel, and you’re invited!Nix Pierce has been in love with Scotlyn James since long before he met her, and now he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. But is Scotlyn ready?



I really love Tess’s books. Her writing for me is just spot on. When I read one of her books…I know that I’m going to be in for a really good read. She’s my go to author.

I was really looking forward to Scotlyn and Nix’s wedding story. I mean… I was sooo excited! I couldn’t wait to read it. I just fell in love with Nix and Scotlyn in Freefall.

So…when I got the book…I just dived right in.

Ok… I loved this story. I just didn’t love the beginning of it.

I’m sorry… But I feel like I’m going to go against the current here.

I loved the story in it self. I loved reading about where all the guys and their girlfriend are in their lives.

But I kinda feel like Nix & Scotlyn story had unnecessary drama. Mostly on Scotlyn’s end. I get she still has lingering issues with her family’s death. But… To keep Nix in the dark about it all… Just didn’t sit well with me. It just seemed out of character for me too. As I kept reading… Scotlyn was really starting to get to me. And I hated that… Because I loved her in Freefall. And the little bits I read about her and Nix throughout the other books in the Custom Culture series.

I felt Nix was trying with Scotlyn. He really put himself out there. I hated seeing them pulling away from each other. I just hate how miscommunication is the drama in a book. All they had to do is talk to each other.

Once their miscommunication was all settled. And they were back to the loving couple that I loved from Freefall…

This book was just so spot on! I’m mean I couldn’t read fast enough. I absolutely loved how Nix & Scotlyn were with each other. They always seemed to just get each other and it comes across in this book too.

There was some sad moments in this book with Lucy… Aka nana. I don’t want to give anything away.

But… I felt so bad for all the guys.

The wedding…. I loved Nix and Scotlyn’s wedding vows. They were just so touching and so them.

I loved reading about the other couples. Dray & Cassie, Rett & Finley,

Clutch & Taylor. I can’t help but to think that their age difference will last the rest of time. They had their ups and downs in this book. I felt for them.

But… I definitely would like to know how they are doing in a couple of years.

Overall… This was a good book! I think Tess did a good job incorporating all the characters in this book. It never felt like one person or couple took over in this book. I truly felt like I was catching up with old friends.


*ARC provided by author for an honest review*


About this author
Tess Oliver is a teacher and writer who lives in California with her husband, kids and a small pack of pampered dogs. She loves horses, chocolate and Jane Austen books.

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