3 Stars, Daisy Harris, Genre Romance, New Adult, Reviewed by Sadonna, Samhain Publishing

Review: Twofer by Daisy Harris

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Title: Twofer

Author: Daisy Harris

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 176 Pages

At a Glance: Not my favorite book by this author, but an interesting take on two guys who want to play the same role.

Reviewed By: Sadonna

Blurb: Bottoms up!

If a college freshman can’t get laid in sun-drenched Miami, he’s doing something wrong. Frankie Perez is determined to help his roommate get some man action in any way possible.

When Frankie’s arsenal of dating apps, fashion advice, and playing-hard-to-get lessons doesn’t work, he realizes Jeremy needs remedial help. Except tutoring Jeremy in the art of sex gets steamier than Frankie expected—and it scares the hell out of him.

Jeremy’s not sure why he’s wasting his time hooking up when he’s only got eyes for the slinky, sexy roommate he comes home to at night. But the hotter their chemistry simmers, the quicker Frankie dances away.

In near desperation, Frankie suggests the two of them team up to find a third to top them both, forgetting that two bottoms aren’t immune from lusting after each other. In a world where every man is an option, choosing one to love can be the sexiest risk of all.

Warning: Contains questionable morals, copious immature hijinks, an X-rated photo shoot, and disastrous threesomes. Sex toys were misused (but not harmed) in the making of this book.

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Review: Twofer is the thirteenth book I’ve read by Daisy Harris. I just loved her Men of Holsum College series and her Ivory Tower series as well. Both of those series also featured college guys who are figuring things out for themselves and making their way in the world, so I thought I would enjoy this one too.

This story, however, was a bit different than the others. Frankie and Jeremy are about as different as two people can be—background, personality, you name it. The one thing it seems they do have in common is that they are both bottoms. Jeremy, however, is a pretty sheltered guy and has zero experience with any guys. Frankie is VERY out and has a very active sex life, but he’s not into relationships at all. He does feel bad that Jeremy seems to not be any closer to finding a boyfriend, though, so he decides to help.

This is a case of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. The advice that Frankie gives Jeremy and his “help” seems to cause even more problems than Jeremy had to start with. Things get a little steamy and then a lot awkward between them thanks to Frankie’s ill-advised “help.” Frankie also becomes aware that maybe he’s not that interested in finding somebody else for Jeremy.

There are a few things in this books that some people won’t like, including additional partners for Frankie and Jeremy that they sometimes like to include. For those who want only the primary couple in their books and no extracurricular playmates, then this book is not for you. Personally, I had no issue with the way they conducted themselves because there was total honesty and agreement in their pursuit of fulfillment in their relationship. I also thought that part of the story was handled well.

The only niggling issue that I had with the story was Jeremy’s character. I felt like we don’t get to know him as well as Frankie, and I would have liked to have seen more of his story. With Frankie we get his family and his jobs and his social life, and with Jeremy we pretty much get school and his time with Frankie and his attempts to find a toppy boyfriend.

Overall, while not the strongest work from this author, Twofer is still an enjoyable read, particularly for the adorable Frankie.

 

 

 

 

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4.5 Stars, Daisy Harris, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kim, Samhain Publishing

Review: Ghost in the Flames by Daisy Harris

Title: Ghost in the Flames (Fire and Rain: Book Five)

Author: Daisy Harris

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

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At a Glance: I don’t want to give too much away about how these two managed their relationship, but it sure held my interest throughout the story.

Reviewed By: Kim

Blurb: Seventeen years ago, firefighter Rick Turner kissed a boy, and he liked it—then he paid a horrible price. Now he spends his days running from who he is and what he wants, his nights hooking up with a man who doesn’t fill the aching hole in his soul.

Until one night, newly dumped, he gets into a fistfight and is picked up by a cop-and-counselor team…and the counselor is none other than the guy who gave him that fateful first kiss.

Stan Gable relishes serving people who actually want his help. When he encounters grown-up Rick—and oh my, how he’s grown—Stan’s first instinct is to step in and use his counseling skills to ease Rick out of his fears and out of the closet.

But Rick’s prickly temper and lack of self-acceptance make him his own worst enemy. Before Stan can help Rick overcome those obstacles, he’ll have to take a look deep inside…and heal his own guilt before he can heal the man he still loves.

Warning: Contains a blustering, angry, and very closeted firefighter, and a counselor who doesn’t know how to mind his own business. Flashbacks of a gay bashing could be upsetting to some readers.

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Review: As the blurb for Ghost in the Flames reveals, seventeen years ago, Rick Turner kissed a boy and then paid a high price for that kiss—he was caught by a gang of teenagers who beat the snot out of him. While in the hospital recovering from the bashing, Rick starts to distance himself from both his gay tendencies, and, from Stan.

In the present, after breaking up with his f**k buddy, who was also in the closet, Rick finds himself drunk and in another type of fistfight outside a bar. The police are called and it’s here that Rick meets up again with the boy he’d shared his first kiss with. Stan Gable barely recognizes Rick because the man is totally beefed up, and Rick only remembers that Stan was the one who ran away when the bashing started. Woo-eee…does Rick have some issues with that one!

As it turns out, no charges are pressed, but Stan offers to take Rick home since he’s still a bit sauced. It didn’t help on the drive home that Stan starts up with the counseling questions (I’ve never heard of the police teaming up with a counselor, but it sure sounds like a damn good idea, considering the situations they find themselves in), but Rick sidetracks with a subtle pass while still denying he’s gay. In fact, Rick comes off as a bit of a homophobic jerk, but once I learned his story, my opinion of him changed. The plot then thickens, and this is how the two again start up a tentative friendship.

I don’t want to give too much away about how these two managed their relationship, but it sure held my interest throughout the story. I liked getting to know both Rick and Stan, with all their quirks. As much as I enjoyed From the Ashes, Ghost in the Flames makes me want to read the rest of the Fire and Rain series to see what I missed out on. The books are officially on my TBR shelf. I also loved the fact that Ghost in the Flames is set in the Northwest. Hey, what can I say? I love reading stories about my home state! There’s also the added bonus that Rick is a firefighter, something that I find hard to resist reading about—a man in uniform.

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4.5 Stars, Daisy Harris, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lana, Samhain Publishing

Review: November Rain by Daisy Harris

Title: November Rain

Author: Daisy Harris

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 140 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: A single bullet could take them both down.

Fire and Rain, Book 4

Detective Joe Klamath is used to guys falling on their backs at the arch of his commanding eyebrow. Yet he can’t seem to get a read on a cute, department-store sales guy. The vagrant who just walked in, though? He’s easy to read. He’s dangerous. Continue reading

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Daisy Harris Drops Trou (not really) On The Countdown To GRL – And There’s A Giveaway


2014GRL_BlogTour_sq200x200Hi, readers, and thanks Lisa and the Novel Approach team for having me on the blog today!

My name is Daisy Harris, and I pants.

When I offered to write this post, I was knee-deep in the delusion that I would have something helpful to say to all you other pantsers out there—some words of wisdom about how with the right tools and the right motivation and just a little bit of planning, all us pansters could find a way to plot and have it work. We’d write dozens of books. Nay, hundreds! All seamlessly from start to finish with my new, fancy plotting scheme that I would share with you all!
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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week


Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week. In case you missed it, we’ve added another member to the TNA review team, and couldn’t be happier to have Jordan joining our group.

We’ve got another fun-filled week in store for you, more GRL countdown celebrating, more blog tours to host, and more goodies to giveaway, so have a look at what’s coming up in the week ahead.

MondayK.C. Wells kicks off the week on her Dance With Domination Blog Tour and giveaway

TuesdayDaisy Harris is our guest today, and she’s going to do a little Countdown to GRL celebrating with a cheerful look at pantsing, and she’ll also be offering some giveaway goodies

Wednesday – We’ll kick the day off with JP Barnaby and the cover reveal for her upcoming book A Heart for Robbie

Liam Livings also stops in today on his Best Friends Perfect Blog Tour

Abigail Roux offers a deleted scene for her latest Sidewinder novel Cross & Crown

And finally, AJ Corza has today covered with another cover review

ThursdayAngel Martinez is our guest today on the Finn: Endangered Fae Blog Tour

FridayBrad Vance is our guest on the Apollo’s Curse Blog Tour

SaturdayDavid Pratt is our guest on the Looking After Joey Blog Tour

SundayJohn Goode and J.G. Morgan are here to round out the week with an interview about the upcoming third novel in the Arcadia series, The Unseen Tempest

And that rounds out the week ahead. Until next week, happy reading!

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4 Stars, Daisy Harris, Reviewed by Jackie, Samhain Publishing

Daisy Harris’ “Nothing But Smoke” Proves There’s An Exception For Every Rule – Reviewed by Jackie


“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” ― Dalai Lama XIV


Title: Nothing But Smoke

Author: Daisy Harris

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 214 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Michael Larson considers himself one of the good guys. He recycles, eats mostly vegan, and volunteers. But one night, while on a jog through a Seattle park, he encounters a sexy man on a motorcycle he wants to be bad with.
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Daisy Harris Proves A Little Good Fortune Comes “After the Rain” – Reviewed by Jackie


“Bad luck makes good stories.” ― Bernard Evslin


Title: After the Rain

Author: Daisy Harris

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 161 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Henri’s list of bad exes is as long as his arm, but nothing prepared him for his latest, heart-stomping breakup. He thought he couldn’t feel more abandoned, until his ride for a group camping trip bails, leaving him stuck driving for hours with a guy who is absolutely not his type.
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