I’ll TRY to keep these updated regularly with some of my favorite reviews. 🙂 At least during the first few weeks after release.
I am a huge fan of Maris Black and the SSU boys series. While KAGE is not directly part of the series, Jamie is a student at the same university. I love that the author created a universe and that there is a correlation between all of her books.
KAGE is an interesting book, different than the others by this author, where most of her characters were gay or questioning at the very least. Jamie seems to have this unwavering belief that he is straight, he doesn’t even question himself when he checks out a guy at the gym, or when he cuddles up to Michael Kage when he didn’t do that with his girlfriend. After some time with spent with Michael, Jamie submits to his attraction for the MMA fighter but there is still a question of his sexuality.
Michael Kage is a tough, no holds barred fighter. At one point in time he drags out a fight just to end it in the way and time decided by Jamie. Yet he is clearly troubled by his past and I had to wonder if becoming a UFC fighter is really his dream or someone elses.
The two have combustible chemistry and it is fascinating to watch them try to figure each other out. They also blow out spectacularly when they fight. There is a pretty big cliffhanger ending and I know some people have trouble with those. Michael and Jamie are worth the wait, though. August will feel like it takes forever to get here, but I don’t regret reading the first book. A good writer can create a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting more without the anger, and I think Maris Black did that.
bookshelves: alpha-male, fighter, m-m, extreme-sport, athlete,college
I just finished reading this a few minutes ago, and I am so wound up. Wow, I was definitely excited to read about a fighter, but I had no idea what I was getting into with this book.Jamie has always dated girls. It isn’t a passionate kind of love, but rather a safe and comfortable agreement. He enjoys sex, but there’s no fire behind it. Warning there is a M/F sex scene, but it isn’t very graphic or long. It stresses the difference between sex with a woman and man for Jamie.Kage is sex on a stick. He’s also wealthy and dangerous. He’s an underground fighter on the verge of breaking into the UFC. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding him.
Both characters were great in my opinion. Jamie has the perfect personality. He’s smart, über charming, cute and talented at talking his way into getting what he wants. Others are attracted to him everywhere he goes, and he uses it. Kage is literally a machine. He has the perfect body, works out all the time, eats right. He’s large, muscled and sexy. Also he’s majorly alpha. I looooved his alphaness over Jamie. Like I basically melted into a pile of goo on the floor moaning yes like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally.
I can’t wait for more!
bookshelves: bisexual, damaged-hero, dirty-talk, endearing-character, favorites, in-the-closet, jock-mc, m-f, romance-done-right, sexual-tension, waiting-for-sequel, worth-rereading,possessive-obsessive, angst
5 lovely, steamy, hot stars!!
This book is my favorite kind: the one that I decide to read even though I feel skeptical about all the awesome reviews but ends knocking my sucks off.
This book ticked all my hot buttons:
– possessive, obsessive hero. check
– previous hetero male going GFY or at least Bi. check
– slow building romance that is shown not told. check
– palpable sexual tension.check
– some delicious and I mean DELISH dirty talking. check
I cannot wait to see what happens next. August feels like ages from now. This book had the right amount of angst, with hot, HOT, HOT steamy scenes when they finally got to them. They sure had me all hot and bothered.
The author lets us in Kage’s world but it is also clear that there is more to it than what we have seen so far. I bet the uncle is an evil bastard.
I like both Jamie and Kage. Can’t wait till the next book. Did I mention already the awesome dirty talking?
This book is certainly deserving of all the great reviews.
Okay, I’ve been terrible about keeping the reviews updated… There are just soooo many on this book, so fast. Here below are the links from the blog tour, and most of them contain a review if you click on the link.
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6/1/2015 MM Good Book Reviews (Review)
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6/3/2015 BFD Book Blog (Review)
6/5/2015 Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents (Review)