Player vs. Player – Amelia C. Gormley

PlayervsPlayerAuthor: Amelia C. Gormley
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Word/Page Count: 215 pages epub
Published: December 2014

I was a bit hesitant at first to read this book – it sat in my “waiting to buy” queue for almost two months (which for me is ages). I am not a gamer, at all — but I’m glad I dove into the gaming world with this book.

This book is a murder-mystery book wrapped around the gaming world, trying to change culture through art, the love between brothers, and a love story. There was definitely a lot of references to gaming and gaming terms which had me clueless – people, for the love of Nancy, explain what you are saying in terms all readers understand.

That being said, it was a good read. I couldn’t put it down – trying to get to the bottom of the mystery, the “who done it” piece and seeing where the various story lines went.

The two main love interests had a few twists and turns (well done for keeping me guessing), and their story shined through the plot. The sex was a bit… odd. Maybe weirdly placed throughout the book, but tame. This is a great read for gamers (I think – I mean, you would probably understand the gaming parts), people who love a good mystery, and a love reconnection story.

Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥
Sex Heat: 
Plot: ♥♥♥♥

Trust Me – LA Witt

Author: LA Witt
Publisher: Champagne Books
Word Count: 89,334
Published: 2011
Fictionwise: $5.99

Homicide detective Brian is called out to a gruesome murder and is stunned when one of the victims is the spinning image of his boyfriend. What ensues is an intricate tale with many twists and turns as he tries to figure out what happened at that scene, with his boyfriend James, as the main suspect. Will his personal relationship get in the way of his job?

This was a great cop/detective read! It was jam-packed with evidence, several chases, endless questions, and more twists that you could even imagine. And jam-packed in the middle of all of that, is a relationship between the lead detective and the prime suspect. Brian is constantly questioning himself and his relationship throughout, but still finds himself drawn to James. Their desire and passion is almost tangible each time they come together – but their struggles in between those times, adds even more fuel to their fire.

The sex was quick and hot with one or two tender sessions thrown in there; filled with feelings of desire, lust and turmoil. Very vanilla, but unexpected and hot nonetheless.

Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥
Sex Heat: ♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥♥

I would recommend this to anyone who loves cop dramas and the bevy of suspense around the crime. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be surprised – and also fall a bit in love with both characters here… even if you fight against loving James.