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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Honey Red by Liz Crowe

**Warning: Adult audience only.  Sexual graphic content on for readers 18+**

If you are after a story with substance with the added spice of alternative life styles you better get your reading space ready for some real action.

Gavin, the “successful” brother and Ian have lives that seem a million miles apart, but after one incident they are bonded as they should have always been. 

Ian starts off as a booze drinking, illicit smoking gay man recently separated from his partner after one too many party nights that left him in the arms of a woman.  Depressed about the state of things Ian continues to spend time with her until she announces she is pregnant.  The relationship ends on a bad note and her telling him she will not be keeping it.  This single incident catapults Ian into getting his life back together and months later introduces him into single parenthood.  Having no choice, but accept the offer of family support Ian moves home with his son where he takes on a joint adventure with his brother running a brewery business.

Several years pass and as the brothers try to keep their business a float Gavin meets Lyssa and falls madly in love with her.  He convinces Ian to come to a family dinner where he might be able to get to know Lyssa’s brother.  Nick is a returned vet who received the Purple Heart after losing his sight in battle.  Ian isn’t impressed about meeting Nick but decides to give him a chance for the sake of his brother’s new relationship.

When Ian thinks life couldn’t get any more complicated, Hannah enters the scene.  Recently hired as a consultant for the brothers business, they seem to butt heads at every turn.  The chemistry flowing is just as confusing as the casual relationship between Nick and Ian that has grown since that first dinner party for Gavin and Lyssa.

Through tragedy, heart break and a lot of sizzling sex we get a real emotional bond with the characters of this book.  Liz has done so well in describing them that you really believe you know them.

A sultry four hearts for Liz Crowe's latest novel.

You can see what other wonderful novels this author has to offer at her website below.

Two men suffering from visible and invisible wounds meet by chance circumstance.

Nick Traynor and Ian Donovan spend a lot of time and effort keeping it very hot, only physical, and purely superficial. But when their resolve starts to slip, a woman is tossed into their midst.

Hannah Williams wants nothing more than to do her job until something better comes along, but is forced to own up to her visceral reaction to Ian, her new boss, and later to Nick, his sometimes lover.

Lust has a funny way of turning into companionship, and eventually evolving into a deeper connection. Faced with the internal and external complications of their potential three-way relationship, they begin to heal and trust, to consider that it might work. Then life tosses them a hardball, forcing them back into their respective corners, where each must choose what is most important.

Three people determined not to commit, thrown together by fate and undeniable attraction--their nights heat up and emotions run high in spite of a claimed mutual desire to "keep it simple." In the process of honest self-discovery, can they learn that while love is never simple, it is definitely worth fighting for?

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