May Archer-The Long Way

Who’s ready for some hot guy on guy action? Because May Archer has brought us another installment in her new M/M series, and I think these guys are even hotter than the first couple. In fact, Damon and Cain are my favorite couple since they have to go through so much to get to their HEA.

So, today we’re talking about The Long Way. This a direct sequel to The Easy Way. Damon is Cort’s older brother and Cain is Cam’s friend. Their fathers founded Seaver Tech together. Damon was the pilot of the plane that crashed and killed Cam’s parents, as well as a few others. Even though it wasn’t his fault, he was blamed, and Cam’s brother, Bas, vilified him in the media.

TLW opens up at a fundraiser for Cain’s father, Senator Shaw, conservative, bigot, and all around massive douchebag. Cain is there under orders from his parents, but he’s miserable. He hears a commotion and sees that it’s Damon. Damon is there to try to get Shaw to go down. He has a crazy idea of using social media and the Internet to get that to happen. Cain goes and gets security off of Damon’s back, or rather, off of Damon’s injured leg, and tells Damon how stupid his idea is. Damon takes a painkiller and gets really out of it, and kisses Cain. Cain takes Damon home since he’s way out of it, and stays to make sure that Damon is safe.

Damon is many years older than Cain, 40 to Cain’s almost 25. He keeps calling Cain Kid, which of course annoys Cain to no end. It would annoy the fuck out of me too. To get back at him, Cain calls him Big Daddy. Cain loses his temper, at which point he throws a spoon in the sink. Then he apologizes for losing his temper and his inappropriate behavior. Seriously, he thinks that is losing his temper and inappropriate behavior? That happens every day and twice on Sunday at my house. But, then again, I haven’t had my parents pushing me the way that Cain’s parents have his entire life. They are emotionally abusive to him. They have never accepted Cain, and it’s slowly killing him. He plays a game called Worse. When shit is bad, he looks at it and comes up with ways that it could always be worse. The problem is, there is always a way that it can be worse. Can you imagine having to live like that? Well, my leg is broken, but it would be worse if both my legs were broken.

Anyway, Cain tells Damon that he has an idea on how to get to his dad to justice. Cain has reasons for not coming forward with his knowledge that could take down his dad. Mostly the fact that his father is a bag of dicks and is blackmailing him.

OK, here’s where we are going to separate. There is a lot of very hot sex in this. Cain and Damon are so hot that we might have to throw buckets of water on them. Oh, wait, dripping wet Cain and Damon… Maybe we shouldn’t do that. I’ll leave it up to you. But, it’s hot sex. The relationship that they develop is strong and supports them both well. I really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to reading the next one. I bet I know who the main characters are, but watch May do something completely different and make a liar out of me.

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OMG, Cain playing with Damon’s niece melted my ovaries. It was such a sweet scene and it was so good for everyone. I really loved that scene.

I love how Damon didn’t back down from Shaw when he tried to blackmail Cain into letting go of Damon. He wasn’t going to walk away from his man and he wasn’t going to let Cain sacrifice himself either. Both Damon and Cain found their strength and their worth in each other. Having someone love you that much helps you realize that you are strong and you are worth loving. So, yay for that.

I don’t blame Cain for getting jealous of Damon’s buddy. I was jealous and I didn’t even know the guy. Dude may be a good guy, but he didn’t help the situation, and he knew it. He did it purposely. Jackoff. Nice jackoff, but still, jackoff.

I’m looking forward to seeing where this Russian thing is going to go. It looks like it will be interesting. Maybe we’ll see some hot Russian guys? I could support that.

OK, I’m stating it here, I think that it’s going to be Bas and Drew in the next one. There was way too much chemistry in there for it not to be them.

That’s all for today. Come back tomorrow for some Parker Sinclair. Meanwhile, happy reading!

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May Archer-The Easy Way

May Archer is the nom de plume for Maisy Archer. She’s using May for when she writes her M/M romances. The Easy Way is the first of those books, and it is muy caliente. Maisy likes her boys, and it sure shows in this one. So, without any further ado, let’s get into Cort and Cam’s story.

Kendrick Cortland, just call me Cort, is an FBI agent. He’s been slightly rogue before, but now he’s going really off the reservation. He’s doing a personal investigation into Sebastian and Camden Seaver. Their parents died in a plane accident about a year ago, and the NTSB found the accident to be pilot error. There was a witness who said that he had been up drinking with the pilot the night before. The NTSB also said that the pilot was sloppy when it came to installing a part in the plane and that he didn’t pre-flight the plane correctly. Cort knows for a fact that the NTSB had to be wrong, because the pilot was his brother Damon, and he would never fly drunk or be sloppy. Now, Damon has come back from the dead and is sending Cort info that points to it being the Seavers who caused the plane crash.

Ever since Cam’s parents and his brother’s fiancee died in a plane crash, he’s had to take over the family company and all the responsibilities. His brother, Bas, has completely shut down, never answers the phone, never calls, and spends all his time looking into the crash. He doesn’t believe the NTSB’s findings and he wants someone to blame. Bas has taken to vilifying Damon in the press. Meanwhile, Cam is doing everything he can to deal with everything, but he has Drew, his ex and current head of legal, undercutting him and telling him that he’s weak. He’s just going through the motions and wants someone to love him for him. One fateful night, at a fundraiser for a charity his family started, he sees a Viking walk in the door.

Of course, you can all guess who the Viking is by now. Cort, who is currently suspended from the FBI, is there to try and use Cam so that Cam will take him to a party on a private island where Damon is going to be. That plan flies right out the window when Cort and Cam come face-to-face. Sparks fly and Cort discovers that he has a lot in common with Cam and Cam can’t be guilty of causing the plane to crash.

After talking, drinking, and running off Cam’s ex, Cam and Cort go up to the roof to get rid of some stress. They got rid of a lot of stress. Of course, they may have given me some.

This was a truly sweet love story. Cort is a bit of an asshole sometimes, but he at least knows that he screwed up and wanted to fix it. Cam has to work hard to deal with some of Cort’s actions, but when they are both able to get past those problems and get out of their own ways, they work so well together. Just so well together. If you like romances, this is a good one. You have been warned that it is two guys together, so no complaining on that. There is some (very steamy) sex scenes that are just so fantastic. If this sounds like something you are interested in, head over to ‘zon and pick it up. It’s only 0.99 right now, and it’s on KU.

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So yeah, remember how I said those sex scenes were hot? I don’t think hot is quite the right word. Sizzling, smoking, as hot as the fire of 1000 white hot suns? Yeah, that’s more like it. I don’t have the particular equipment to have sex like that in those scenes, but that didn’t stop me from really enjoying them in any way. The heat and the chemistry just radiated off the page.

I loved how Cort and Cam flirted, even when Cam really didn’t want to. Cort was persistent enough to get Cam to reply, but not so overbearing that it was all stalkery. That can be a really hard line to managed and Maisy did it really well.

And I cannot say how much I love the end. The HEA is so amazingly amazing. I really want more of these guys, which is always a good sign to me. I can’t wait for Maisy to come out with her next one. I know that it will be as great as this one.

Imagine my ARC disclaimer right here, K?