Title: Splinter (Significant Brothers #1)
Author: E. Davies
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 31, 2017
Page Count: 258
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
After zero-gravity heroics left astronaut Nicolas Rogers injured, his new job as a park ranger seems perfect. Being a caretaker of his corner of the Smoky Mountains makes him almost okay with having to be on Earth. More importantly, this deep in the woods, Nico’s practically a hermit at a remote ranger station. Sure, he has good friends in nearby Knoxville, but he’s otherwise free from petty drama and broken hearts… until Deen enters his world.
Caught in a compromising position by relentless paparazzi, rock star and international playboy Deen Jayse barely escaped with his career intact. He needs image rehab and a break from fame. His manager strongly suggests a stint in the Smokies, promoting national parks and being wholesome. Which would be a lot easier if Nico weren’t there in his sexy park ranger uniform.
Nico already has his hands full with arsonists at the park without Deen adding to his workload. He thinks he has to babysit a spoiled celebrity, but when he catches a glimpse of the man behind the persona he sees something he can’t resist. They’ve both experienced the isolation of fame, and while their loneliness brings them together, their worlds threaten to tear them apart. Deen can’t just drop everything to go live in the mountains, and Nico can’t abandon them… After a taste of being together, how can they possibly face a future apart?
Splinter is a standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger. Book #2, Grasp, will be available August 22nd!
You know how you’re reading a book, and everything is great and you are really enjoying it and have 4-5 stars in your head? And then it does something stupid and you have a
moment? This one has that. INSTA-LOVE. Sometimes I don’t mind it, but in this case the “I love you’s” happened WAY too quickly. It took away the suspense of the two of these boys finding their HEA. Yeah, you know it’s gonna happen, but some tension would have been nice.
Dirty-talking sex makes a lovely appearance
“Tell me what you want,” he whispered, then kissed the shaft from base to tip in slow, sucking, open-mouthed caresses of tongue and lips. “I wanna hear it .”
“I—I want your mouth. That filthy fucking mouth of yours. I want you sucking my cock, Deen. Your lips …”
and I’m all about that, but it just wasn’t enough to save this book for me.
Recommended to those that have a thing for non-shifter insta-love. Others, read if you need a dirty-talk fix. The rest, you can comfortably skip this one.