Shave & Shimmer

Alex Carreras
Shave & Shimmer
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Luminosity Publishing LLP
Release Date
January 2019
Book 2 of The Sangre Brotherhood
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

It had been over a century and a half since Ray had kissed a man, living or dead. He just couldn't after James died. After his one and only attempt of kissing a man, Ray pulled away before coming anywhere close, because he felt as if he was about to cheat on the man who he had considered to be the love of his life.

How do I forget about a man I loved just because I can no longer hold him in my arms?

Ray asked himself this question too many times to count. Even after such a long time, Ray could feel James's spirit surround him. He remembered the touch of his lips, the taste of his tongue. When Ray inhaled, he could still smell James's spicy cologne, a unique blend of sandalwood and orange. Almost nightly, he had to fight back the tears that threatened to spill, but most of the time they came anyway.

Grieving for one hundred and fifty years really can get to a man.

But then he met Tory. Cute, compact, sweet and sassy, the man who resembled a boy who fell into the top drawer of his mother's vanity chest was the complete opposite of James, the soldier and Statesmen. Granted the eternally youthful vampire was slender and sexy and easy on the eye, but it was his kind words and gentle spirit that settled in Ray's soul, catching him off guard.

Lips touching lips, Ray didn't feel an ounce of guilt as he kissed Tory, hard and deep. Electricity surged between them. Claiming the twink's mouth, he took every inch that Tory gave. Ray's heart slammed double-time to the beat of the music, blood rushed in his ears. He was vaguely aware of people dancing around him, and making a spectacle of himself was never on Ray's list, but at this instant, he couldn't have cared less. It was time for Ray Williams to join the living, even if he wasn't technically alive.


Tory didn't know who kissed who first, but at this point, he didn't really give a damn. All he knew was he was being kissed. And twirled. And felt up. And it felt good.

Coming up for air, Ray asked, "Would you li

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Jan 27, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
143 people found the following review helpful
SHAVE & SHIMMER is the second novella in the Sangre Trilogy, and now that Asher has found love, he is determined everyone should. The first person on his matchmaking list is Tory, the high maintenance twink we were first introduced to in Asher & Niko's story. Tory wants to find The One, but has had no luck so far, which is why he agrees to Asher's suggestion that they go on a double-date. It starts off well, but ends badly, through no fault of Tory. He finds out more about Ray's past and what made him react that way.

This is once again a well-written but extremely fast-paced novella. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, no doubt leading to the third and final story. The story, this one moment in their lives, is well-told and is complete. I would love to know more about them, and what their futures hold though.
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