Hipster Brothel by K.A. Merikan

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Hipster Brothel: by K.A. Merikan
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Pages: 162 • Format: eARC
Published By: Acerbi & Villani ltd
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— The lumberjack of his dreams is now available for rent. —

Mr. B has always been a safe guy for Jo to crush on. He’s the cutest bearded lumber-god to salivate over. Add to that his friendly, outgoing personality, and Mr. B might just be the first guy Jo would be willing to kiss. Fortunately, Mr. B has been in a relationship for years, and Jo is no home-wrecker.

But when Mr. B breaks up with his partner and all of a sudden is single, available, and talks about his plans to be sexually adventurous, Jo isn’t so sure anymore if he has the guts to come out as bisexual.

After a sour breakup, Mr. B wants to show his ex that he’s independent, exciting, and can do very well without him. His best friend Jo is there to the rescue, and they come up with a great new business venture. One thing they lack to start their own line of artisanal boozy jams – money for the investment.

After a drunken brainstorming session, Mr. B finds a way to both gather the cash and show the middle finger to his ex. He will create a one of a kind Hipster Brothel – The Lumbersexual Experience – offering wood chopping lessons, pipe smoking, and a reclaimed wood bed where the magic happens. It’s bound to be a success… if only Mr. B can go through with it, because the mixed signals from Jo are making him wonder if his best friend is as straight as he always seemed.

four-stars

Am I the only one who got an chessy evil villain vibe from the names in this story? I literally was waiting on one of them to give a speech on how good will always prevail evil! LOL. It is a Merikan book after all. Nonetheless, I really did enjoy this story. It was a steamy hot friends to lovers story with some hipsters. I adore the hipsters and beards!

**Groans**, here goes with the names.

Mr. B is recently broken up with his partner of a subsequent amount of years. He moves to his brother’s land and resides in a train car, and now think of ways to reinvents himself. He is told that’s he to clingy in a relationship and mostly bored. I refuse to call them by initial any longer in this review. Bernard is broken-hearted, and calls his best friend Jo. Not knowing that Jo has been crushing on him for the last 2 years. Unbeknownst to Bernard, Jo is accepting his bi-curious and really wanting Bernard. He doesn’t want to over step his boundaries because it is his friend, and he is not in the right frame of mind. Well a night of artisanal food, and homemade moonshine opens up to new possibilities between the two.

From there on out feelings get put on blast, and steamy sex scenes ensue. The exes show up in the picture, and I did enjoy seeing each ex. I think that part of the story was able to bring more realism to the story. Its a friends to lover story, which I also found myself laughing. Really entertaining. I did find myself wanting to slap Arnold a bunch of times. He was kinda rude, but I think him breaking up with Bernard was the best thing for both of them.

I enjoyed that it was dual pov, and really liked seeing Jo not only come to terms with his sexuality, but figure out his ish and what he was going to do about it now. I liked Jo’s mom, and wish we could have gotten that Sunday brunch meeting. I think it would have been lovely. Whatever you say about the Merikan ladies, you can’t say they don’t know how to write a steamy sex scene. They know how to produce some heat in your loins for sure. LOL. I really liked it, and definitely one of the lighter books they’ve ever written. Really recommend this book, and look forward to more.

About K.A. Merikan

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.

Release Day Blitz – The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 3 by N.R. Walker

Title: The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 3
Series:  The Spencer Cohen Series
Author: N.R. Walker
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Release Date: April 21, 2016

 

“I highly recommend this series. You really can’t go wrong, it has everything you need in a book and more – 5+ Stars to this amazing series and to this book!” – Alpha Book Club

“Overall, this has become one of my favorite series…” – Reading Addict Mom’s Blog

“N.R.Walker read my mind and soul and gave me Spencer Cohen. I’m giving my second beyond five stars rating of the year, and I rarely do that ever.” – The Written Voice of Is


N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.
She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since… 

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The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 3 by N.R. Walker

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28599180The Spencer Cohen Series, Book Three by N.R. Walker
Series: The Spencer Cohen Seriesn
Release Date: April 21, 2016
Pages: 189 • Format: eARC
Published By: BlueHeart Press
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Learning to be in a committed relationship has been easy for Spencer. In fact, too easy. Andrew has fit into his life seamlessly. Spencer’s let go of his insecurities and hang-ups, and he and Andrew are enjoying where things are headed.

For the first time in years, Spencer’s life is unbelievably perfect. Andrew overthinks everything. So when Spencer gets a phone call from Australia, he’s certain Spencer will push him away.

But instead of driving them apart, maybe it will solidify what they already have. Maybe Spencer will depend on Andrew more than ever. Maybe the Spencer Cohen story will come full circle, and maybe, just maybe, Spencer will have the happily ever after he never thought possible.

 

 

five-stars

This is one of the best endings in a series ever. I loved this book so much. It was wonderful from beginning to end. I loved it so much that I finally have listened to a Jeff Buckley song! Ha, it was good. This book is about falling in love, accepting that you are in love, and family and friends. I wish I knew a Spencer Cohen in real life. He is such a breathtaking character. Such purehearted and loved by many. The book started with Spencer realizing that he was in love with Andrew. Now to many people that wouldn’t be a problem to realize you are in love. But to Spencer who has been hurt and left broken by the people who brought him into the world; it’s hard to love and to let yourself be loved. My heart was so heavy reading this story. It has so many moments where tears were threatening to spill and had spilled. The best thing about this entire series is that N.R. Walker decided to be smart and not give us the cliche miscommunication trope. Thank you so much. I loved that both guys decided to be adults and not mind readers to figure things out. The talked and when they disagreed or didn’t know any better they still talked. Seeing being in a relationship of this caliber for fairly new for both guys and they have to figure out how not to lose themselves in Andrew & Spencer together.

For me this was important. I know what its like to encompass yourself with a person. Love like theirs and mine is all consuming. It’s beautiful. It’s waking up thinking about the persons, it’s funny text messages and continuously thinking about them throughout the day. It’s wanting to spend eternity with this person. It’s them wiping your tears, knowing your fears and loving each other unconditionally without rhyme or reason. This is one of the best romance series that I’ve ever read. Just reading about these two left the biggest smile on my face after every read. I went into this book with trepidation partly because I didn’t want it to end. I still don’t want them to be over. So many things happened in this last book. I really am happy that Spencer was able to get some peace where his family concerns. It might seem selfish of me to be glad that Spencer got away, but it was for his own good and for him to live in his truths. Truths that we see someone in the book felt like they couldn’t live with. I thought N.R. Walker writing about Lewis & Archer was so true and heartbreaking. I cried because Archer is every single person who cannot be themselves who decided it’s to hard to go on. I cried for Spencer and Lewis. I even cried for their parents because their misunderstanding took away the opportunity to love their kids with unconstrained love. So with that being said, I’d recommend this to every romance reader out there. I loved this series, and it’s definitely made it’s way to the top series of 2016! P.S. Will Yanni & Peter receive a novella of some sort?

I’d like to dedicate this review to all the Archer Cohen’s in the world.

 

About N.R. Walker

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

Spencer Cohen, Book Two by N.R. Walker

Spencer Cohen 2Spencer Cohen, Book Two by N.R. Walker
Series: The Spencer Cohen Series
Release Date: March 17, 2016
Pages: 168 • Format: eARC
Published By: Blue Heart Press
Purchase Link:
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Finally going from fake-boyfriends to the real thing, Spencer Cohen and Andrew Landon are trying to take things slow. They know what they have could be something special and despite the flammable sexual tension, they don’t want to crash and burn.

Spencer is learning to open up, sharing the secrets of his past with Andrew. Afraid to put his heart on the line, yet seemingly unable to stop it, Spencer knows he’s falling in love with him. Andrew is petrified of leaping in blindly, yet it seems the slower they go, the faster they fall.

As they navigate their new relationship, Spencer worries Andrew will freak out when he takes on a new client. But it’s not a normal case and Spencer soon realises things are not what they seem. When things take a downward turn and they work together to help the client, Spencer and Andrew need to decide if they’re ready for the next step.

four-stars

Well Damn! It wasn’t an ounce of smexy times in book one but by the end of this you should be fanning yourself. These boys were hot. We pick up immediately after book one and it’s so good from their. Spencer has opened us about his past and of course I got teary eyes, because this beautiful man had to build a wall up around his heart to protect himself. It was sad what he went through, but I’m so happy to see him standing on his own two feet with the family that he is able to have with his friends and now Andrew. I liked they decided to take things slow. Slow means alot of things, but slow to them were earth shattering. It was some hot scenes that Walker wrote and if that’s slow then damn what have I been doing? Of course it can’t all be rainbows and sunshine, both guys are fairly new to the relationship thing. Andrew has been in one, but it was extremely one sided and of course he can’t shut his brain off. I like that Spencer has all these reservations about what it means to be in a relationship but he does the complete opposite of every cliche movie and book out here. N.R. Walker has done the unthinkable in books. She has made them talk!!!!!

Thank you!!! I had to stop and groan after their first disagreement together, but Spencer decided he wasn’t going to allow this to fester between them. Forcing them to talk was such a realistic thing to do. This series keeps getting better and better. I loved the side plot aspect it shows what kind of character both guys really are. I love the little things they do for each other, the cookbook which I loved, and the jazz bar because it showed such an open side to Andrew the constant need to remind each other that they are going slow but with the promise of toothbrushes at each other’s residence. I totally thought this was super sweet and sexy. The ending leaves our couple happy and the possibility of what book three is about is having me antsy. I mean, can it be full length novel please? I really want. Instead I’m just going to sit here giddy until the next book.

About N.R. Walker

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…