I should be doing another vacation post after the most amazing weekend ever. :-) But I'm exhausted and have a gazillion pictures to wade through so maybe tomorrow I'll get something up. The pool party and seeing a bunch of new and old friends was great this weekend. I did get some reading done in the morning while we had a lay in. The kid slept, I read.
Police Navidad: Inches of Trust 6 by AR Moler (16 pages)
Arrgghh. I swore no more books in this series but I just can't help myself. Sigh. I adore Tristan and Brian but once again I was like "That's it? It's over? Huh?" I really need more. Anyway, it's Christmas and Tristan is on desk duty after his tumble down the subway stairs and he promises to spend Christmas night with Brian at friends. He shows up and admits his parents actually invited a girl over to try and hook him up Christmas eve. The next morning Tristan's mother arrives catching them partially nekkid and tells Tristan he has to quit his job and move home and Brian tells her to back the hell off and leave. The end. What? How can you end there? Brian finally tells Tristan how he feels and it was really sweet but I find these stories told in one chapter (more or less) increments very frustrating. Personally, I would have liked to see this whole story as a proper novel or novella. I really enjoy this author's writing and the characters so that's why I keep coming back, but a part of me resents the way it's set up "forcing" me to do so.
Good to Be Home by Jaime Samms (60 pages)
Love You Divine
This is the follow-up to the challenge story that Jaime wrote for Kris called Who Says Shamrocks Aren't Lucky. You really need to go and read that great freebie first. In this story Ian got fired and David left his sugar Daddy (Ian's boss) and they've been practically living together ever since although Ian senses David's skittishness. Suddenly they get a call from the big studio boss to come in and says Ian's old boss has been fired and he wants Ian to take over and David to take on Ian's job. Ian's getting a real weird vibe between David and the boss and sees some things that David doesn't really deny to lead him to believe that David and the boss are sleeping together. What's a guy to do? Get some advice from friends and coworkers and go after his man. :-) This was a very nice follow-up with a lot more detail about the characters, well Ian since it's first person, but you got a nice sense of who they are and how they think and why. I really enjoyed this one.
Carnal Intentions by Stephani Hecht (134 pages)
This is book 4 in the shifter series and it's Mitchell's story, the alpha of the pack. Chris, the alpha wolf, and his brother Dean come to Mitchell to offer them information on one of the lost brothers who has been badly beaten and abused and is to be auctioned off. You find out that Dean and Mitchell had a thing 3 years ago and have been having an on-line affair since as Dean refuses to leave his pack and brother. Chris is not being quite honest about giving them the information out of the goodness of his heart, and while Dean can't tell Mitchell what's up, he warns him enough for him to figure it out. Finally Mitchell says he can't do it anymore, Dean has to choose. To be honest most of this book seemed to be about their brother Noah and what he went through, some of it I had to read with one eye shut because it bothered me so, and the rescue efforts. I think he's going to need some serious therapy in the next book. Because it kind of jumped into Mitchell and Dean's relationship there wasn't the build-up you get as they had 3 years of history, but I was happy Mitchell got someone to maybe smooth his life a bit under the heavy cloak of leading everyone. Looking forward to the next book and I thought seeing Cassie maybe find someone was nice too even if I'm not into m/f these days. It was a nice touch.