Riot Boy

Katey Hawthorne
Riot Boy
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Loose Id
Release Date
November 2011
Book 2 of Superpowered Love
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

Etienne never thought getting his pocket picked could lead to a first date. He knows the second he catches punk boy Brady's eye that the guy is pure trouble, but Et can't resist his wicked sense of humor, pretty face, cold hands -- and the "piss off" swagger when Brady's on stage with his band doesn't hurt, either.

From Rimbaud to Buzzcocks to Malbec to handcuffs, they introduce each other to their favorite pleasures, and the chemistry is unstoppable. But Brady disappears in the night, won't give Etienne a phone number, doesn't talk about his past; Etienne's never known someone so hungry for affection but with so many trust issues. Et would give all he has, but he has the feeling Brady needs saving from something before he can take what Et offers.

Then, the "something" shows up: Brady's dangerous family, all of them more than human -- including Brady, who has the ability to supercool matter with the slightest touch. Throw in the family talent for criminal activity, and it's an explosion waiting to happen.

Et wants to help him escape his past, but if Brady keeps disappearing, he may not get the chance.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Jan 27, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
246 people found the following review helpful
Here we are again in a paranormal romance between a musician and a book guy. Honestly, it never gets old.

Etienne is a very sweet man who is sort of finding himself throughout this story but also becoming more confident with each passing day. Everything looks different when there is someone else in the picture, someone needing attention, help and a boost to his self-esteem.

Brady is the perfect bad boy, covered in tattoos, good looking, bratty and with an air of confidence at first glance where witty lines just keep on popping out and charm all the hearts in reach. Loved his T-shirts!

The two first meet at a birthday party where Etienne is swept off his feet and seduced in a matter of a glance, but it doesn't take long for him to realize something is fishy when it comes to Brady. With an air of mystery, he is probably one of the rare few who don't own a phone, he disappears in the middle of the night and stays away for days. Still Etienne decides to trust him despite knowing Brady is a thief and not knowing anything else. He trusts that which is developing between them and after all, the only thing he is risking, is his heart.

I absolutely loved Brady; he was funny, adorable and had the perfect amount of that mutinous attitude going on. But then once Etienne dug a bit deeper, there was a whole different side to Brady where he was vulnerable, hungry for affection and so damn insecure he all but broke my heart.

I have to admit the paranormal part took me by surprise. I did read the blurb but that was before the book even came out and I completely forgot about it. I also had no idea there was a book before this one and I'm actually considering reading it. That said, the paranormal side didn't go into the extreme I had been expecting and even after it was fully immersed into the story, the romance took the center stage and stayed strong until the very end. I liked that.

Another thing that was really well written was the sexual tension and the sex scenes. I like to feel the hotness as I'm reading, I like to cheer for the characters and devour each word, and good sex scenes do that to me. This author can do it in each one without breaking a sweat, well it felt that way to me although I'm sure she slaved over this book for months and loves her baby as much as I love every one of my own books. To me it felt as if writing good and charming characters as well as hot sex scenes came natural to this author and I know I would love to read about another of her bad boys.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Loose Id.
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