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Mar. 18th, 2011 06:27 pm
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I bought four ebooks last night. Only one of them was worth anything, but it reminded me of a book by the same authors that I read ages ago and I wound up rereading it and liking it as much the second time as I had the first. So, I rec (and I may have recced the second one before, I don’t remember).

The authors are Jennifer Urban & Elizabeth Silver.

The books are:

Where the Heart Is
ISBN: 978-1-60737-894-5
Genre: LGBT Multicultural Menage
Length: Novella

Jason, Steve, and Chris have seen each other through the toughest times of their lives, but when they’re snowed in together on their annual Thanksgiving ski trip, they learn that you can still have secrets even after twenty years. After Steve reveals he’s on the verge of a major decision that could break them apart, those secrets — their desires — might be the only thing that could save them.

Then a blizzard hits and snows them in, and there’s nowhere to run from the feelings they’ve been ignoring for years. None of them want to choose one and risk the other, but before the week is out, they’re going to have to find a way to make the three of them work again. If not, they’re going to lose each other after all.

This one I like because it could have dragged one forever and gotten tedious, or they could have gone on and on and on with the misunderstandings, but it never really got that bad. Jay is a little bit emo, but understandable and not unbearably.

My only minor minor beef is that the mild BDSM touches seemed completely unnecessary. It’s only in passing, really, so even someone who does not like that sort of thing will have no problems with this book. And the ‘vanilla outreach’ crack made me lawl. But the whole thing seemed irrelevant.

But, the chars were likable, the threesome believable, and who does not like a classic trapped in the mountains we must conserve heat! fic :3

Winner Takes All
ISBN: 978-1-60737-568-5
Genre: LGBT Erotic Contemporary
Length: Novel

Dominic Taylor and Matt Harris have been friendly rivals – with occasional benefits – for a few years. With the downturn in the economy, though, Matt’s business is struggling. Dom, whose company is doing well, offers Matt a bet that could help save Matt’s company. But the terms of the bet would literally put Matt’s ass on the line and change the dynamic of their friendship.

As the deadline approaches, they graduate from making out to making love, raising the stakes as they each come to terms with what they really want, and what really matters.

No matter who wins, there will be no going back for either one of them. Because the winner takes all.

My favorite part of this one was that the guy who issued the bet was not a jerk. I cannot tell you how many of these bet-type stories have a major fucking asshole for one of the MC’s. I also like that while the one guy is sort zomgI’mgay! I’m not driven absolutely crazy with it. They’re good guys, they’re not perfect, and they’re a lot of fun. I can honestly say I don’t read most of the ebooks I buy twice, and I’ve read this one 2.5 times (I skimmed my favorite bits at lunch today :3).

I hope others enjoy! ^_^

Originally published at Scorn to Change My State. You can comment here or there.

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