Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shoes & Ties by @thejenawade @loveunleashed # Review

Two reviews are better than one!

Shoes & Ties, Jena Wade, Loose ID
Shoes & Ties #1
Ashten Brody is a chef fresh out of college. He lands his dream job working as a personal chef to Trent Cole, local luxury hotel owner. As it turns out, Trent is also his dream man.

After working together, the two are unable to deny their attraction. One late night they can’t hold back any longer. Too bad Ashten rushes off soon after.

In the weeks that follow, it appears to Ashten that he has landed his dream man and his dream job. He and Trent appear to be on the path to a serious relationship and life-long happiness. Life seems to be just too perfect…

These were my first books by Jena Wade but I will be keeping her on my authors list to watch.

Trent has been burned before, so when he hires Ashten to be his personal chef he refuses to acknowledge the attraction between them. Or at least that is his plan but the older man can't seem to to keep his eyes off the young chef.

Ashten is attracted to Trent from the get go but this is his first job and he wants to keep things professional. Which is all well and good until he sees Trent getting out of the pool in nothing but swim trunks and water droplets.

This was a fun light read. The characters are likeable and the attraction seems natural. The author gives the story a much longer feel than the 100 pages it is, so that the development of the relationship doesn't feel rushed. Ashten's family makes for great secondary characters and help to round out the story.

If you are looking for a quick, well written, light read, then be sure to check out the Shoes and Ties series!

RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Loose ID. Many thanks.

Lumber & Law
Shoes & Ties #2
A few months after his brother’s accident, Jesse Brody can’t stop thinking about Troy Evans, the police office that helped solve the case. Even though Troy almost had to arrest him, Jesse is sure he has a shot at a date.

The two meet by chance and share a nice dinner at Jesse’s apartment, which ends with Jesse all over Troy’s lap. Though he isn’t out at work, Troy agrees to give a relationship with Jesse a chance. Everything is fine, until the two are seen in public together by some of Troy’s coworkers.

Out of panic, Troy ends the relationship. Of course he regrets his decision, but it will take more than just an apology to win Jesse back.

I was so excited when I read the blurb and realized that hottie Detective Troy and Jesse were the MC's for this story. We meet both in the first story and while you get to know Jesse a bit, he really shines in this book.

Detective Troy Evans is so far in the closet he can't see the door, but he looks forward to seeing the hot guy at the park every Sunday on his run.

Jesse is the light hearted goof ball of the Brody family. But he has a serious attraction to the detective that helped his brother and jogs in the park each week.

Thankfully these two had Duke, Troy's golden retriever, or who knows if they ever would have gotten together. After six months of ogling each other Duke takes it into his paws, to bring the two men together the only way he knows tackling Jesse to the ground and drooling all over him.

The two men agree to date, but to keep the relationship on the down low for the sake of Troy's job. Which is fine in the beginning, but quickly becomes a problem as each mans feelings grow into so much more than they expected.

We get snippets from the Brody clan and once more the Patriarch is there with words of wisdom and a swift kick in the behind.

Another fun, sexy read and I really look forward to more. I am hoping that Travis the firefighter gets a story!

Buy Link:
Shoes & Ties
Lumber & Law

RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  This book was given to us by Loose ID. Many thanks.

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