Friday 30 May 2014

Blog Tour ✪ Hooked Up ✪ Parker James


A body-builder working for a cable company, Shay Masterson, gets sent out on a trouble call to discover whos pirating the companys signal. He not-too-gently meets Jagger.

Jagger Holmes, a muscled, bad boy bounty hunter, comes home to manage his elderly fathers recovery after an accident. He discovers someone trespassing in his dads back yard and jumps the man. The contact results in sexual heat thats a game changer.

Two major conflicts brewhow to catch the con man bilking the elderly by selling stolen cable and, more importantly, how two tough guys come to terms with the need to dominate.

Submission will be a deal breaker or a revelation. The men are forced to discover whichor lose their budding love.

 ARC received for an honest review

Gah, novellas are so hard for me to review!  I am a huuuuge fan of m/m romance, so I jumped at the chance to read Hooked Up.

I loved the synopsis of this book, but it didn't quite do it for me.  

Shay is nursing a broken heart after his lover moves for work.  Jagger has moved back home to care for his ailing father.  When their worlds collide - literally - things sure do take off.

I know that things move along a lot quicker in novellas, but I am not a fan of insta-love relationships, and this one went from insta-lust to I love you's in half a blink of an eye.

I did like how Shay and Jagger, both big alpha males fought within themselves about submitting to the other, but again, this was resolved in no time. I know, I know, there is only so much that can happen in 80 pages and everything need to move at warp speed, but this just moved at warp factor 10!!

Another thing - I get that both the boys are extremely well endowed, and that Shay has a "beer can d*&k" - but I did not need to be told this every time he got naked.  I got it the first time.

I would have liked to have known more about Shay and Rex's relationship before they broke up, and would have loved to have got a bit of Jagger and his bounty hunter exploits (as he kind of puts them to use in part of this story).

I feel that if Hooked UP had been a full length book (or even just another 80 pages!!) I would have felt happier with it.  There was just so much that happened off the page that things just seemed to jump to and fro.

But, this is just my opinion and you might absolutely love it.  It just left me wanting.


Taking a deep breath, Shay simultaneously executed a quick reverse arch of his back, scissored his legs, and bent one knee, getting just enough flex so he could raise a hip and accomplish a roll under his attacker. The element of surprise had been on his side because the man on top of him hadn't expected a practiced move like that, much less the core strength Shay had carefully built and nurtured during all    his long work-outs at the gym.

In that one quick motion, Shay had turned himself completely and got a clear view of person who had put him in this position.

Holy shit! He's a goddamned god! Shay's brain registered the surprising fact when he looked up into the most beautiful brown eyes he'd ever seen. The man had been taken off guard, but had recovered quickly enough to grab Shay's hands, pinning each to the ground next to his shoulders. That move brought the attacker's face into very close proximity to Shay's and allowed him to see the gold and black flecks in the chocolate brown eyes.

The man's hair hung like a curtain, partially obscuring his face and tickling Shay's. He gazed down with a look of fierceness that would have struck fear into most people, but the intensity of the man's glare went straight to Shay's cock. In a quick minute, his mind registered the well-defined musculature, the bad-boy ink, the slight sheen of sweat, and the deep, musky odor that emanated from the man above him.

Shay looked directly up into the piercing eyes and reacted in an instinctive and completely natural way. He licked his lips, smiled gently, and offered, "Hey there, I'm Shay. Nice to meet you."

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