Monday, May 20, 2013

Watch Me


Title: Watch Me
Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-323-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date: 05-24-13

Ten years after his father threw his older brother Kade out of the house, Zeke Straus started looking for him. He searched for years, working as a bartender to make ends meet. Now he’s in another new town and has another bartending job, but this time it’s different—he’s attracted to the owner.

After the legal mess closed Fallon’s on Fifth, new owners bought the bar intending to reopen under the name Clean Slate. Reid Jackson’s rule against fraternization goes out the window when he sees the new, sexy bartender Zeke Straus.

When Zeke learns his brother knows many of the men who frequent the bar, he’s shocked, but when he told Kade’s traveling from Cattle Valley to meet him, he can’t believe his search is over. Reconnecting with Kade and having a relationship with Reid causes unexpected problems. Does Zeke stay with the man he loves or does he move to Cattle Valley to be with his brother?

Watch Me is the newest release in Carol Lynne’s Campus Cravings series. There are lots of returning characters, so while reading them in order would be best, I recommend you at least read the book featuring Kade and Lark, A Biker's Vow.

I’ve always been a fan of Kade and Lark, so I was thrilled this one explained what happened in Kade’s past and that he was given the chance to be reunited with his brother. And I like Zeke too. His story is another good addition to the family of books that make up the Campus Cravings series. I liked the premise—his long search for his brother and learning a little of what he went through to find him. In fact, it’s probably my favorite of the recent releases, despite my niggles.

The development of Zeke and Reid’s personalities is pretty good considering the length—78 actual print pages. It didn’t really give much time for them to develop a relationship either, so again, we’re dealing with a case of instant love, but it seems to work. The sex is maybe a little too frequent for a release of this length but count on it being sizzling.  It was nice getting to see a little of so many of the previous characters. Some played more important roles than others but they were all integrated seamlessly and provided some laughs. I look forward to the next release in this fun and entertaining series.

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