Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Resilient Heart and Civilian Master Reviews

Dual Release for Resilient Heart & Civilian Master
Resilient Heart
by Annabeth Albert
Genre: MM Romance

Originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle, now available as a stand-alone novella complete with BRAND-NEW 10,000 word short story/epilogue. When a wounded soldier is forced to accept help from his former best friend, both men discover the true strength of their entwined hearts.

 Army IT specialist Xander keeps his emotions wired as tight as his NETCOM gear, but when he’s seriously injured by an IED, his whole life unravels. Running out of options, Xander must accept help from his ex-friend-with-benefits, Mackey. However, Xander’s had feelings for Mackey for years, and close quarters only complicates his emotions. Further, Xander doesn’t know which is worse: combating his inner demons or dealing with Mackey’s guilty kindnesses.

Mackey’s always kept his emotions close to his chest, but now he’s got a secret that could destroy his one chance with the man he cares far too much for. Both men will have to heal their wounded hearts to ensure a future together. 

Entwined Future: In this new short story, Mackey has news that could change everything for him and Xander, but a visit from Xander's family jeopardizes Mackey's plans--and forces Xander to confront some harsh truths. 

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency
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Civilian Master
by Cassandra Carr
Genre: MM Romance

Originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle in 2014, now available as a stand-alone novella complete with BRAND-NEW 5,000+ word, 16-page epilogue. The only life Clay Benson has known in years is the Army. Now he's on forced leave after a Ranger mission goes terribly wrong. When he decides to return home, Clay knows he needs to face his past, and the only man he's ever loved: Flynn. Now Flynn is a Dominant, and Clay wants nothing more than to heal and find his true self. Is his place as Flynn's submissive? Flynn certainly thinks so, but must convince Clay there's something worth fighting for besides his country.

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.


Resilient HeartResilient Heart by Annabeth Albert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.*

Seeing an injured soldier trying to cope with a new life is always a good read. I like seeing their struggle and it gives real feeling to the story.
"They've got those motorized carts. You can drive around the store." Leave it to Mackey to make sure Xander is ok. Though he didn't mean to ignite the pride in his partner, he did. Xander had his little pity party and depressive time. Mackey really made it better. This was truly a romance story! It was hot, sexy and demanding.

I also enjoyed the 2nd short story at the end with the same characters. It was interesting to see more about these men.

View all my reviews Civilian MasterCivilian Master by Cassandra Carr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
I have to say I enjoyed seeing Flynn walk Clay through the BDSM stuff without rushing. Most stories jump right into it. But actually taking the time to explain not only shows he cares for Clay, but it helps those readers who may not have a clue about that lifestyle.

I was a little thrown off by 2 Epilogues at first, then I realized the 2nd was sort of a little short story with the same characters. I liked seeing more about their life together after the book was done. It was a well written, sexy M/M romance.

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