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IF IT FORNICATES (Market Garden Tales #4) by ALEKSANDR VOINOV & L.A. WITT

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SYNOPSIS
If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.

Nick is a top earner in the Market Garden, where rentboys fulfill their high-rolling clients’ every sexual fantasy. As a Dom and a sadist, he sets his own price and is experienced enough not to let any client get out of hand. He’s damn good at his job, and it’s easy money.

Or at least it used to be. But now he has a boyfriend. Spencer is a former client, a closeted corporate lawyer, and so beautifully submissive he’s perfect for Nick. He doesn’t even mind how Nick earns a living. He just wants to take care of Nick—something Nick isn’t quite sure how to handle.

In fact, Nick’s clearly off his game these days. Sure, he’s tired from his shift work and his studies, but mainly he’s bored by his clients and distracted by thoughts of Spencer—dangerous for everyone when he’s wielding a whip. Now Nick has to make a choice: give up his independence, or walk away from the only man he’s ever loved.

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Reviewed by Gitte

In this story we are back with Spencer and Nick as ‘If It Fornicates’ follows ‘If It Flies’.  I would strongly recommend reading this series in order.

I connected so much more with the characters this time round and that spark was back.  I realised as I was reading that what I’d missed in book #3 was the raw emotion and the character connection. I have to say that I really felt them; their struggles and reluctance to take that huge step of embracing love and changing their path. A step that could change everything.

So this was Nick’s story and he really took a piece of my heart with his inner battles. He’s facing the biggest challenge and decision. To follow and accept what’s in his heart. As someone who is fully in charge and fiercely independent he is reluctant to let go based purely on emotion.

Being the most sought after rent boy in the Market Garden, no strings, no emotions does he let it go and accept the connection he has with Spencer? Does he give it up or can he carry on and be with Spencer at the same time?

The passionate connection between these two is tangible and sweet Spencer, bless him. He really shone in this story and I finally connected with him. He places no demands, sure he knows what he wants but he needs Nick to find his own way. He respects Nick, in all the ways that count to him. This is whilst trying to sort out his own life.

Although the stories in this series are short, on the whole, these Authors succeed in making the reader feel and understand. They are quick passionate reads packed full of emotion. Again, it should be noted that Nick & Spencer’s story features BDSM.

This series is addictive, unique, emotional, filthy, funny and passionate ~ a great read for any reader who enjoys a bit of M/M on their tbr list.

Gitte: 4 Stars

Thank you to Riptide and Netgalley for providing this ARC for an honest review.

 

Check out and purchase If It Fornicates here
If It Fornicates (A Market Garden Tale)

Series Reading Order and Purchase Links:

Quid Pro Quo
Take It Off 
If It Flies
If It Fornicates
Captures and Surrenders – Release Date 19th August 2013

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If It Flies (Market Garden #3) by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

if it fliesGitte: 3.5 stars
Jenny: 3.0 Stars

In this story from the Market Garden series we meet two new characters; Spencer and Nick. If It Flies is told in Spencer’s voice with the next book in the series being told from Nick’s. It should be noted that this story features BDSM.

Its Spencer’s first time at the Market Garden for the sole purpose of “getting off” having been convinced by the ‘full of life’ Percy that he needs something to get out of the stale and controlled life he is leading. He is existing but not really living, he is lonely and getting desperate for human sexual contact. Rather, he spends all his days working in a law firm with no spare time for relationships.  Spencer is tired and lost; he just wants someone to make him forget and take him away from it all in both body and mind.

Percy takes Spencer to the Market Garden one night where Nick is working. When Spencer sees Nick he is immediately attracted to him. Spencer has no idea on what to do, how to approach nor what he is really seeking, he just knows he wants Nick.  Nick who is cocky, dominating and extremely intuitive and as Spencer later discovers;  Nick is a Sadist Dom to his Masochist submissive.

One night of thrilling discovery and self-realisations for Spencer is not enough…he wants more, more with Nick and he will pay anything to feel what Nick makes him feel and un-feel.

What neither Spencer nor Nick accounted for was the possibility of a romance getting entwined in the encounters. Nick is the rent boy, Spencer is the john….what happens when one of them refuses to leave it at that?

As usual the writing power of these two Authors is off the charts; however we found this instalment to lack that magic spark which the previous books in this series have had. Could we put our finger on specifics…No not really.  Something was missing , but we hope we find it in the next story where we get to hear Nick’s voice and we cannot wait so bring it on!

 

Check out The Market Garden Series here:

Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden)

Take It Off (Market Garden)

If It Flies (A Market Garden Tale)

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Take It Off (Market Garden #2) by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Take it offGitte: 4.5 scorching stars
Jenny: 4.0 smokin’ stars!

G: So I thought Quid Pro Quo was HOT, well Take it Off was a SCORCHER, right Jenny??!!!

J:  You’re spot on Gitte.  This was indeed an intense scorching read!!!! (notice lots of exclamation marks there!!!!!!!)

G:  We met rent boys Tristan and Jared in Quid Pro Quo where they discovered johns would pay good money to watch them with each other or in other words watch Tristan tease and take on Jared. Don’t know about you Jenny but I’d pay good money for that too, though reading about it comes a pretty close second because of the writing of this brilliant duo. It hits just the right spot….hahaha

J:  Oh hell yeah G!!!! The old credit card would definitely get a work out with with Tristan and Jared.  I’d up the limit for these guys in a blink of an eye!

G: Together Tristan and Jared have the men just where they want them and really it is a bit of a power play for Tristan. We know from book #1 that Jared wants more with Tristan. He wants all of him not just the “job”…he has a HUGE crush on him.

Well this time we get Tristan’s thoughts and yeah he wants Jared too and is becoming increasingly frustrated with his feelings and how to go about getting what he wants as he is not sure Jared feels the same. See, Jared is becoming more confident in himself on a whole, aware of his sexuality and is becoming increasingly playful and cocky.

In Take it Off Mr. Rolex re-appears and the rules of the game change.  We find ourselves back in a hotel room but this time with a lusting and wanting Tristan and a provocative and seductive Jared.

Tristan wants Jared, all of Jared without having to get paid for it and without the voyeuristic eyes of the johns; Jared wants to mercilessly tease Tristan to get his attention and payback from the first encounter they had with Mr. Rolex.

I have to say I loved it; it was a hot and erotic seductive dance between two guys who clearly have the perfect chemistry!!!

J:  Yes, we saw Jared gain more confidence in his feelings and actions towards Tristan and in Take It Off it was Tristan who was a bit on the back foot which was an interesting dynamic change from book one and one I really enjoyed.   Payback is indeed a bitch as Tristan found out…albeit in a very provocative and sensual way.  The chemistry between these two goes into overdrive and yes…..that dance!  That took, what was already a hotness factor, up another notch.

These two authors really do manage to pack so much into so few words and they do it so effortlessly.  The character development is there, the story is always really good and you really feel the moment plus, they give us just enough to leave us longing for more.  Can’t wait for the next book.  More Tristan and Jared….. and Mr Rolex…..just what is his story?  Another fantastic read in this series.

 

You can check out Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden #1) & Take It Off (Market Garden #2) here

Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden)

Take It Off

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Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden) by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

quid pro quo picGitte: 4.5 stars
Jenny:4.5 Stars

G&J: This short novella sees Jared and Tristan, who are rent boys, being approached by an American business man who wants to watch them perform for him.  How much he is willing to pay them depends on how far they will go. Jared and Tristan are not a couple, though Jared has a huge crush on Tristan. So he is obviously happy to oblige oh and Tristan sounds real keen too!

Once they find themselves in a posh hotel room the performance begins and as the money is upped so is the performance. The American is there only as a voyeur.

So yeah this story is actually just one long sex scene that keeps building but is brilliantly executed as within such few pages you immediately get the characters and their emotions. This is wholly down to the clever writing of these Authors. This is flawless and seamless writing and…umm emotional porn…without the bow chicca bow wow!!

 

*this review consist of our actual text messages when we read it together*

Gitte:   Umm J…are you speechless?

Jenny:  Ummmm…….what?  Stop distracting me, I’m thinking.

Gitte:   That was HOT right? I don’t even know what to call it…would you call this short M/M porn that packed a punch?

JennyI’d call it HOT! MM that packed a PUNCH alright!  Geez GG,  I don’t think I came up for air reading that!  So….Jared and Tristan.  Thoughts?  As if I need to ask!

Gitte:   OMG I loved Jared and Tristan J, they were so different…yeah Tristan he was just…wow and Jared so sweet…and together…just perfect.  HA! I don’t even know what to say!!

Jenny:   Loved them! Devoid of speech right now.

Gitte:    I kind of want more of these guys…how do we get more? Bribery?

Jenny:  Count me in.  I’m up for anything to get more of these guys! Loved it.

 

This ARC was kindly provided by Riptide Publishing through NetGalley…

 

Purchase Quid Pro Quo here:

Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden)

 

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Conduct Unbecoming by L A Witt

SYNOPSIS

“As long as no one asks and they don t tell “

First class petty officer Eric Randall is less than thrilled about taking orders to Okinawa. Three long, lonely years on a crappy island that s thousands of miles from his daughter? Oh. Yeah. Sign him up. But as long as he s stuck here, he might as well make the best of it, so he discreetly checks out the local gay scene.

Shane nearly drops his drink when the gorgeous, cocky-looking guy strolls into Palace Habu. He buys him a drink, and before long, they re making out in a booth. Eric is a straight-to-the-point kind of guy and doesn t want to play games. Since Eric s idea of not playing games is getting the hell out of there and going back to one of their apartments, Shane is more than happy to go along with it.

What starts as a scorching-hot one-night stand leaves both of them wanting more until Eric finds out Shane doesn t just outrank him, he s an officer. DADT may be repealed, but an officer getting involved with an enlisted man falls under conduct unbecoming.

Still, they can t resist their mutual desire. There s no reason anyone has to find out. But secrets have a way of outing themselves.

Warning: Contains two military boys who keep forgetting they re not supposed to be together. Probably because they never have their uniforms on for any length of time ”

 

CONDUCT UNBECOMING is available to purchase below

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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte – 4 Stars

Jenny:    Well, I have to say Gitte there was so much I “really” liked about this book and so much I “liked”.  It was such an enticing read based on two military men stationed in Okinawa who attempt to develop and maintain a relationship against the odds.

Gitte:    I was really excited to start this book as who doesn’t like a bit of gorgeous military men action and yeah I was immediately engrossed in this story. Though I have to be honest here and say the cover photo really doesn’t do it justice. I hold my hand up to being a cover snob so I was pleasantly surprised and we have our own image of our main characters don’t we Jenny!  (sigh check out the photo below!)

Jenny:  Oh we sure do GG! And I agree with you that the cover doesn’t do this book justice.  Okay,where to start with Conduct Unbecoming.  I think we have to start at the lust at first sight between Eric and Shane when they meet in a gay bar…..Gulp! The sexual chemistry! WOW! you really felt it didn’t you Gitte?  You felt the instant attraction between these two for straight off. It was palpable.   The booth scene! Two alpha males having such an intense physical attraction to each other….pass me the smelling salts, I think I may have fainted.  Was it the same for you GG?

Gitte:    Oh wow Jenny….the bar scene…so fiercely sexy and hot. The physical attraction sure was intense! Eric and Shane immediately had my attention hahaha….

 Jenny:   I can understand why! Let me start with Eric. A divorced single man who has been just been stationed in Okinawa for three years and is feeling the emotion of being away from his teenage daughter for such a long period of time.   I truly felt this man’s sadness at having to leave his daughter and straight away, you knew these two shared a special bond didn’t you?

Gitte:  Oh Jenny, my heart really felt for Eric. He came across so lonely and lost despite his extreme alpha-ness. The background we got on him from the start showed him to be such a decent and lovable guy. His relationships a true testament to this! I especially loved his relationship with his daughter, melted my heart! I have to say that Eric stole my heart.

Jenny:  Next we have Shane.  Shane is a bi sexual, divorced Dad of two young children.  Unlike Eric, who has maintained a good relationship between himself and his ex-wife, Shane has to deal with the separation from his children and, due to the problems with his ex, doesn’t have the access and relationship with his children that Eric has with his daughter.  I felt so sorry for Shane at these times, what about you Gitte?

Gitte:   Shane intrigued me Jenny. He has this confidence and is completely comfortable in his own skin; a true alpha, yet he refrains from taking action to correct what is wrong in his life. That is until he meets Eric.

Jenny:    Yes GG, until Eric……..Both these men have had their fair share of doomed relationships when they meet.   They both share a sexual compatibility like nothing either has ever experienced before – yes; the sex is plentiful and very hot between these two!   But they share so much more than a physical connection.  They are compatible in every sense of the word and really understand each other, but due to army regulations must ensure their relationship remains a secret and are forced to arrange clandestine meetings to enable them to be together.

Gitte:   You are absolutely spot on Jenny these guys are perfect for each other. They complement and enhance the other. They fit, in every way possible and more. Now, my problem here is that the character development started off so intense and so much was made of this navy regulated forbidden relationship….it kept me hanging in the build-up waiting for that moment I thought they would have to face….the moment that was built up but never came. Their love was never tested. It was kind of an anti-climax to me. Though perhaps this is a sign of how caught up in their story I was that I wanted more, I wanted to see them have that final show-down and succeed.

Jenny:  I felt the same. The build up was there for sure but the climax just didn’t eventuate for me either.  I I loved the relationship between these two men.  I absolutely adored the bond and the relationship between Eric and his daughter; this was actually one of the highlights of the book for me, together with the developing relationship with Shane and Eric.

Gitte:   Yes, I agree Jenny. This Author had two extremely lovable, sexy alpha characters who had amazing relationships and angst/struggles. At times it seemed as if Eric and Shane acted as tour guides on a much too detailed exploration of Okinawa, it took up a little too much of their story, instead I would have liked to have their individual external relationships explored as well as the one they had with each other in the face of adversity and navy regulations.

 Jenny:   Spot on again Gitte. I hate to say this because I really did love so much about this book, but in the end it fell a little short for me and I also felt the characters were a little let down and I’ll tell you why.

I was loving the story and the characters.   I was invested in them, and I was so looking forward to seeing how these men overcame Military rules, regulations and obstacles that were in their way. To see how love prevailed etc. and then…………..it ended. Just like that….it jumped to the epilogue which really didn’t satisfy me either  to be honest. I just felt there was so much that could have been further explored and I would have LOVED this to have been the case because I really did love these characters and this story.   I felt the author could have delved a lot further into this story and the characters towards the end.  I so wanted to “experience” this rather than just having it alluded to.

Does that make sense?

Gitte:    Oh completely Jenny, perfect sense. I loved so much about this book, the premise of the story of fighting for love and overcoming the military rules, the characters and their intense relationship as well as their family relations. The build-up was perfect.   I do want to mention though, that as a reader with no prior knowledge of the Navy; its abbreviations and regulations; I was lost at times. The Author almost assumed I would have this prior knowledge. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly dislike being spoon fed in a story; however, when something is so intricately linked to the story line, I would have liked to have been able to understand it more.  Overall though I really enjoyed Eric and Shane’s story, these guys were pretty amazing and their story highly addictive, I just wanted more.

 

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Our Eric & Shane….sigh!!

Thank You to  Michael Walker Photography & Stuart Hatton Jr. for letting us use this amazing photo!

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