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February Reading Recs

Updated: Apr 4, 2023


Another month has come to a close and another Reading Bingo is over!

Did you participate? Why not? It's great fun.

Here's a reminder of February's Reading Bingo.

And February's winner is K. Millett


Below, you'll find a list of February's participants reads and perhaps you'll find a new favorite.


Please note this article contains affiliate links.


Royal Fling by Rhys Everly

I left home to find my mother. I didn’t think I’d also find a real life prince.

Reconnecting with my missing past is easy. As is the connection to my mother’s mysterious, rich boss.

A Greek Adonis of a man who looks at me as if I’m the most delectable snack.

Imagine my surprise when I wake up naked in bed with him, only to find out he’s the Crown Prince of Elysia.

I know it’s not going to last. He has a future as a king and my version of a life of luxury includes a classroom full of elementary school children.

So what if he’s handsome, sweet and sexy? He’s only a summer fling. We could never be anything more.

The problem is… I’m falling in love with him.

Royal Fling is the fifth and final book in the Cedarwood Beach small town gay romance series and is completely standalone. It contains a romantic teacher, a hopelessly infatuated prince, surprise luxurious dates and a fairy tale ending like no other.

Hair and Heart by Rhys Everly (Maid costume roleplay)

My life is like a prison.

I may be one of the world’s biggest popstars, but I live no fairy tale.

Everything I do is controlled by my manager. It’s the only way I don’t hurt anyone again. The only way to be free.

Until I meet him. Sandy Thorne. He comes into my life full of color, passion and snark, and despite irritating me to no end, he makes me believe in happy ever afters.

But can I trust myself? Can I trust that I won’t hurt him?

And what does it really mean to be free and happy?

Caution: Contains an oppressed popstar, a sassy color-blind stylist, a Christmas concert ball, and the color pink. So much pink!

Hair & Heart is part of the MM Fairy Tale Romance series. All books are completely standalone and are modern retellings of classic fairy tales with a gay romance twist.

The Copper Horse by K.A. Merikan (Pony Play)

London

1907, twenty years into the zombie Plague


Reuben is a baker living in the slums of London, sharing a room with his father and an extended family of cockroaches. Poor, uneducated, and repressing all his sexual desires, he leads a life of misery, only sometimes sprinkled with gin and a rough tumble in a filthy back alley.


But when he is abducted into Bylondon to be the slave of a wealthy crime family member named Erik Dal, his values are put to the test. His new master is obsessed with all things equestrian, and Reuben soon learns that if he obeys and performs well as Erik’s horse, he might just get everything he yearns for: pampering, foods he never even dreamed of, and shameless sex with a demonically handsome young man in leather riding boots.


As Copper, Erik’s treasured dun stallion, Reuben must submit to his new master’s obscene fancy of possessing another man completely. That is, if he yearns for treats and not the lick of a riding crop. Fake tails, harnesses, and a new haircut to his ginger mane help Reuben transform into Copper, but the fear of losing his dignity in the eyes of society might just prove to be a bigger restraint than any bit, bridle, or handcuffs.


All that for the small price of his freedom. Though at times, Reuben feels it’s his soul that Erik is after instead.


Genre: m/m romance, bdsm

Themes: class differences, slavery, steampunk, alternative lifestyle, Victorian, master/servant, captivity, ponyplay, animalization, kink, organized crime, violence

BDSM Camp by Brina Brady (BDSM)

Twenty-two-year-old Brett attends a BDSM camp in Galway to act as a model for Sean in BDSM scenes. Brett hopes to find a Dom, but Sean seems to have other ideas. All Brett wants to do is please Sean, so he’ll collar him as his sub.


At the camp, Brett meets Master Cleary and his two subs, Jack and Kevin (Irish Runaway Series) and they become friends. When Brett makes a dangerous decision, nothing goes as planned, and he needs the help of these new friends as he learns a lesson about real Doms versus imposter ones.


This book is a prequel to the upcoming Irish Collar Series. It bridges the Irish Runaway Series and the Irish Collar Series.

Be Mine, Bloody Valentine by Skyler Snow (Blood Play)

He left me. Alec Sanborne abandoned me when I was nothing but a scared teenager. He deserted me in a house with a monster. Now, he’s prancing around NYU as a professor, pretending he’s normal. But my step-brother is far from normal. I know all of his dirty little secrets, the ones he tries so carefully to hide. I plan to expose him, to strip everything away that he loves until he has nothing but me. One look and I can see the love and desire in his eyes. He says he wants nothing to do with me, that I can’t be in his class. But how could I abandon the man I’ve fantasized about all these years? Alec Sanborne is mine. My bloody valentine. Be mine, Bloody Valentine is part of a multi-author collab. Ditch the hearts and flowers and step into the dark world of Corrupt Cupid. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not grab each and every deranged romantic tale as you slip into a place where darkness rules? (HEA included)

Yes, Sir by HJ Welch (Consensual Non-Consensual)

Two men. Two secrets. Can true love set them free? BENEDICT Just one more year, then I can go back to my beloved Oxford University and leave this tiny town behind me. Teaching is my passion, but I have other desires that I know would get me fired if anyone found out. The only trouble is, my new TA is pushing all my buttons and I’m not sure he even realizes what calling me Sir does to me. That’s nothing, however, compared to when he starts calling me Daddy. JACKSON Have I got hots for teacher? Oh, yes. Messing around is off the table, though, so in a way it’s safe to flirt with him and see him lose that stiff upper lip. It’s not like he’d be interested in me anyway if he ever discovered what I love wearing under my clothes. Tough guys like me shouldn’t like satin and lace. They shouldn’t want to feel pretty. But Sir makes me feel gorgeous, and I want to be such a good boy for him. Yes, Sir is a steamy, standalone MM romance. It’s the second book in the Paddle Creek College series, where it’s always the quiet ones who get up to the best kind of trouble. This book features two people learning they don’t have to be ashamed of who they are, a sassy brat who really wants to behave, a master in the bedroom who’s a caring Daddy at heart, and a guaranteed HEA with absolutely no cliffhanger.

Bad Joey by Rhys Everly (red cover)

"We are made for each other, but I'm bad for him." Joey The whole world is against me. Everyone's turned their back on bad, evil Joey. They all believe the lies. Until him. Santiago. The man I can't stop thinking of. He believes me and in me. He doesn't care a damn what the world thinks. And when he finds himself in danger the only one that can protect him is me. Santiago He's what nightmares are made of. He's the stuff crime documentaries warn you about. But that's not the real Joey. The real Joey craves one thing and one thing only. To be loved. And to save me from the awful people I've gotten mixed up with. So even though all signs tell me to run as far away from him as possible, I can't. Because I want to love him just like he needs me to. Welcome to Mayberry Holm, a small island in the Atlantic full of crime, secrets and happily-ever-afters, and the ex-Navy SEALs that come to deal with them all.

Red Velvet Regret by Jena Wade (red cover)

Mild, with a slightly tart edge… Omega Sinclair doesn’t want anything to do with the Blue Flames MC. Well… he does, he loves the group of bikers like family, but he doesn’t belong with them anymore. Not after he made a fool of himself with the club president. Alpha Riley, better known as Rock, might look like a big bad biker with tattoos for miles, but he isn’t as scary as people thinks he is. He has a soft spot for a certain omegas in distress, and there is one in particular that has caught his eye. Purchasing Sinclair at the Bachelor Cake Auction to raise money for the children’s hospital seemed like the best idea at the time, but the omega isn’t looking for anything permanent, least of all with a biker. Rock respects Sinclair’s need to stand on his own two feet, but he can’t sit back and watch the omega struggle when he has a whole crew of bikers who can help. The no-strings-attached assistance from the MC is a life-saver for Sinclair and his sister. Falling for the tough tattoo artist was just icing on the cake… *** Red Velvet Regret is a super sweet with knotty heat opposites attract mm non-shifter mpreg romance featuring a sassy omega with a chip on his shoulder, a sexy biker who doesn’t only wear leather when he rides, a club that gives back, true love, an adorable baby, and a guaranteed happily ever after. If you like your mpreg sweeter than cake, your happily ever afters complete with a bundle of joy, and found family, this installment of Bake Sale Bachelors is for you. While each book in the Bake Sale Bachelors series is set in the same world, they can each be read as standalones.

Fate by EM Denning (red cover)

Zane has been out of the scene for a while and isn't expecting his first night back at the club to end with a beautiful boy and perfect stranger claiming to belong to him. To save the boy from embarrassment, he goes along with it. But what starts out as something fake, quickly feels a lot like fate. Can Daddy Zane get River to believe that he can provide him everything he's looking for?


Beau Pair by Rhys Everly (audio that starts with B)

He’s my teacher, I’m his student. He’s my boss… I’m his daughter’s nanny.

Gordon is mature and experienced and I have a thing for silver foxes. But I can’t let him know how I feel. Or show him in any way.

Problem is I’m falling in love.

How could I not when Gordon looks at me like I’m his biggest fantasy? Or his worst nightmare. But which one is it? And does he feel the same way?

Beau Pair is the first book in Rhys Everly’s steamy, low-angst, teacher/student romance series, A Proper Education. It contains an age gap pairing, sizzling romance, and high levels of cuteness.


 

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