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Book Review: Simple Things – Kade Boehme

Simple ThingsDate of Publication: March 14, 2016
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: New Adult LGBT Romance
Length: 108 pages, ebook
Publisher: Kade Boehme
Ebook ISBN: 978-1530393770
Cover Artist: J.K. Hogan
Characters: Jeremy Burke, Carter Darling

It’s been forever since I’ve read anything from Kade Boehme and Simple Things just reminded me how much I enjoyed his books in the past. So many books and too little time to read but I’m sure glad that I found Kade’s new book!

Simple Things is about two people who used to be friends, had some falling out, reunited some years later, and finally realized that they were actually meant for each other. How can you go wrong with a storyline like this? The great thing though is how Kade so beautifully rendered the story in such a way that it’ll just tickle you to the bones and make you feel all sappy inside.

The depiction of the main characters Carter Darling, a politician son and Jeremy Burke – a musician with a bit of a baggage is quite refreshing in a way that the story didn’t focus much with their profession. It is more attuned to their feelings – that blossoming romance was so palpable that it’s hard not to root for the success of it.

This one’s another hit for Kade. A low-angst, feel-good read that everybody should be able to enjoy.

I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for something light to read especially when you’re relaxing at the beach and enjoying the summer sun!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About the Author
Kade Boehme is a southern boy without the charm, but all the sass. Currently residing in New York City, he lives off of ramen noodles and too much booze. He is the epitomy of dorkdom, only watching TV when Rachel Maddow or one of his sports teams is on. Most of his free time is spent dancing, arguing politics or with his nose in a book. He is also a hardcore Britney Spears fangirl and has an addiction to glitter.

It was after writing a short story about boys who loved each other for a less than reputable adult website that he found his true calling, and hopefully a bit more class. He hopes to write about all the romance that he personally finds himself allergic to but that others can fall in love with. He maintains that life is real and the stories should be, as well.

 

Book Review: Wood, Screws, & Nails (Hard Hats #1) – Piper Vaughn, Kade Boehme

Hard Hats 1BLURB: Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist.

As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist.

Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.

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I’m a fan of Piper and Kade and I loved it when my favorite authors collaborate to produce a good story. Although this book I find leaning more towards Piper’s writing style. There’s the usual flare for light conflict and the too detailed sex scenes. There was an age gap which by the way reminds me of Thomas Elkin series – remember Tom who’s dating his son’s bff? Anyways, the story was fine but I didn’t feel that much chemistry between Malachi and Aaron. There’s just something off about their relationship and financially, obviously they’re not equal but disregarding that – their connection isn’t that transparent without the words being said. Overall, this was a good start for the series and I’m pretty sure that the next one will be way better than this.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Published April 23rd 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 22nd 2014)

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Book Review: Good Enough – Kade Boehme

Good EnoughBLURB: After three years in Chicago, Payton Grady returns home to Seattle to take a job as a paralegal in his friend’s law firm. After arriving, he sees a gorgeous club kid who accidentally leaves an interesting scarf behind at the bus stop. In a silly attempt to locate the owner, Payton’s best friend places an ad on Craigslist. Two years later, Payton and his friend are shocked to receive a response from the erstwhile club kid—his ex-boyfriend from college.

Noah Di Cicco has been wracked with guilt since college when he crushed Payton. His insecurities destroyed their relationship. Six years and the experience of a rock bottom have changed Noah.

Payton is drawn to Noah and how much he’s grown. Now that Noah knows he’s good enough for love, both men remember what they had, while moving past the hurt they caused each other so long ago. Maybe they can be good enough together.

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I really find this novella too angsty for my taste. I never like any form of cheating and couldn’t get past the rebuilding the trust brouhaha. Not that I’m living under the creed once a cheater, always a cheater but I guess I just didn’t want to blame the other MC’s maturity towards his infidelity. He’s a college guy after all. The whole thing about his insecurities isn’t enough for me to pity him or to melt my “frozen heart” lols. But seriously, I still enjoyed this one and loved that they had atleast some sort of HEA but I’m one of those touchy readers of romantic story who gives tons of shit about infidelity. So there…

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Published June 27th 2014

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Book Review: Going Under – Kade Boehme

[Book 2 of Keep Swimming Series]

Going UnderBLURB: Ex Coast Guardian Kyle Bevins is a joker, a friend, and unlucky in love. His friends know he’s a good guy to turn to if for nothing other than a much needed laugh, but he rarely heeds his own advice. He’s content as the new co-owner of his friend’s charter fishing company in Pensacola Beach, Florida, but he’s missing the companionship of having a significant other and tired of the old hookups.

Eddy Jiminez is unlucky, period. He’s been dealt most every negative consequence of being gay. He’s also an ex-con, so he figured he’d play it safe, keep working hard and trying to forget that it was men he craved. But when he meets Kyle, he can’t stop going back for more, but tired of the lies and hurting, he doesn’t want to give Kyle up.

Kyle would do anything to keep Eddy from drowning again, so he decides to see him safely into the big world of being Out but a past connection may ruin everything. Will there be a second chance for both of them, or will their relationship go under?

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“I know it’s a lot to ask. I’m an ex-con who lives in a shit apartment and has no money. Ever. But… could you not give up on me?”

Kilig

This is my most favorite Kade Boehme’s book that I’ve read so far. The first book in the series was beautiful and I loved the trio of Cary, Heath and their baby Gus but Kyle and Eddy just totally had my runaway heart from the moment they met at that sport-gay bar and boom – it was all rainbows and butterflies for me – I couldn’t even stop smiling – saved for the tiniest twist at the latter part cleverly woven into the story and everything’s great!

I loved that Kade was able to retain Kyle’s characterization from the first book – he’s still super adorable and someone you’d still want to take care of. He’s really such a baby. I just loved it when characters makes you feel maternal towards them (you get what I mean right? LOLS)

Kiss by the Sunset

I just loved the oozing chemistry between the Eddy and Kyle and thought that the twist at the end was superbly inserted without causing too much drama. Good job Kade for writing that smoothly. I now have a feel for the author’s style. He’s really good with delivering punch in the mushy part of the heart. His characters are all adorable and just plain swoon-worthy. I’m so glad I decided to buy this series because I enjoyed it immensely. Now I can’t wait to read the third book – I want Kent and Phil story now!!!

Congratulations again Kade!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published (first published August 28th 2014)

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Book Review: Keep Swimming – Kade Boehme

[Book 1 of Keep Swimming Series]

Keep SwimmingBLURB: After his partner dumped him with a pregnant surrogate four years ago, Cary Whitmore was forced to play single parent while starting up a new business. With the dog bakery now semi-successful and his son healthy, Cary thinks he may be ready to date again.

Heath Cummings is trying his damnedest to get his charter boat service off the ground and dreams of one day soon being able to quit his job as an offshore driller. Paying off his dream requires making it through a couple more years, which means being open about his sexuality isn’t in the cards just yet.

When the two take their flirting to the next level, Cary wonders if he can handle another guy who might take off, while Heath has to decide if he can risk his dream of a laid back life—and giving up his long-held and much enjoyed bachelor status while taking on a child when being a father was never on his to-do list. Will they sink, or will they keep swimming?

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I just can’t stop smiling after reading this beautiful story from Kade Boehme. It’s just perfection for me and this would be the first five stars I’m awarding the author. I just loved Cary, his son Gus and Heath! I mean, this was like the most adorable reads I’ve had in years! Kade just totally hit every spot here. There’s romance, the feels and just enough loving that would melt you like Hershey’s.

Cary, Gus and Heath

I loved the fact that the author didn’t feel the need to put too much drama in it because the situation of Cary (with his son) was heavy enough that they don’t need another complication to add in the bunch. I also adore Gus at no end – such a cutie and I loved how he cannot pronounce TH. It was just so cute!

I usually don’t like “bisexual” characters because I just can’t see them settling down even in a story but this one’s nicely done and there’s really that strong connection between Cary and Heath.

It's So Beautiful

I also loved Heath’s bestfriend Kyle – like he’s just so adorable and I just want to read his love story already (wink! – I actually did – review to follow).

This is another beautiful story from Kade Boehme and I’ll definitely buy more from his future works! Great job!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published June 26th 2014

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Book Review: Chance Of The Heart – Kade Boehme

Chance Of The HeartBLURB: Chance Becket’s life was mapped out. He’d one day own the ranch he grew up on, have a family, and be the son he was raised to be, like all good boys in Small Town, U.S.A.

When his high school sweetheart calls for a break during her last semester of college, the last place Chance thought he’d end up was in his old friend Bradley’s bed.

Bradley Heart blasted out of the closet before his family could name him heir apparent to his father’s church. After six years away, a job layoff has him coming home to work behind the scenes. He and his father have little interaction and he’s fine with it staying that way when he returns home. Going back into the closet, for any reason, is not on his list of things to do. But Chance may prove too much a temptation, especially with the simmering feelings they’ve had for one another since they were teens.

Confused over his sexuality, Chance has to decide what’s more important — loyalty to his family and the path set forth, or the promise of happiness with not just the only man, but the only person, he’s ever really wanted.

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I’m definitely enjoying reading Kade Boehme’s books. His style reminds me a bit of M.J. O’Shea and Piper Vaughn – mostly low-angst but there’s something very Kade about his books. This was his first “cowboy-themed” book – not like hardcore cowboy – I guess, more on country boys suppressing themselves – oh poor boys. Don’t worry though; it’s not that intense when it comes to keeping it inside the closet. Chance Becket is in the closet but upon reuniting with childhood “crush” Bradley Heart, he’s actually getting there and all he’s asking of Brad is time and patience. I thought the whole story was smooth and may have lacked of a stronger conflict. I ain’t complaining though, sometimes I loved such stories to go smoothly and never be bothered about things that would make these lovely characters suffer much. Kade is fast becoming one of my favorite MM authors. He knows how to tickle his readers and this book is another must-read for those who are in need of low-angst, light feels fix – cmon’ ya’ll – check it while it’s hawt [I didn’t just say that?!] ^_^

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: Gangster Country – Kade Boehme

Gangster CountryTwo very different men from two very different backgrounds…

LoganLogan Marshall is a social worker whose job has taken him to New York where he feels he’s needed the most. This country boy who grew up in a Texas ranch has got it easy with his hippie parents who have no qualms about him being gay.

Then he meets Gianni Rodriguez.

Gianni

Gianni grew up in Brooklyn and is part of the Los Cuervos gang as his brother’s right hand and the doer of its dirty deeds. When he met Logan at a party, what started out as a simple arrangement to fool around became something Gianni didn’t expect to blossom. They are after all just friends with benefits. Right? Right?

When Logan’s work got tangled up with Gianni’s secret life, the latter has to decide whether to risk everything he’s ever known including his family or risk losing the only man he ever loved. Could Logan be Gianni’s salvation in the harsh and cruel gangster country?

What I really enjoyed most about the book is the pacing of the story. At the beginning, (like literally after the prologue) I was at a loss because it was just a wee bit fast then the whole story developed and the next thing I know I was at the last page already. I thought about it and I figured that it’s for the best that I didn’t have to read a lot of killings, drug dealings and all to get the gist on Gianni’s background. I thought there should’ve been more about Logan but obviously, his entanglement with Gianni is what made his character interesting.

I was a bit saddened by the way Gianni’s family reacted at the end especially his Mami. I guess it’s a part of the story that we’ll get to read about in its sequel [yup, there’s a sequel coming up this year according to the author]

I also loved the characters of Gabriel and Hennessey. I’m hoping that Kade would do something about these two secondary characters. Much more for Gabriel’s sake because that beautiful, broken boy needed something to lift him up.

Overall, I thought the whole thing was solid. There’s more healing to be done for both Logan and Gianni and although Gianni has made a lot of wrong choices in life, everyone deserved their second chances and I can’t wait to read its sequel for that and of course, Gianni needs to avenge Wendy!!! Oops. Yup, I guess I’m big on sweet revenge when my character gets beaten up! He needs to stand up more for what he lost and almost missed out on not having Logan in his life.

This book deserves five star rating from me because I’m a sucker for such characters and with true love beating all the odds… *wink*

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: Trouble & The Wallflower – Kade Boehme

17798654The plot is fairly simply here. The Trouble – Gavin Walker meets The Wallflower Davy Cooper and the chase is on! It was actually uber-cute like bubblegum pop kinda cute where the bad naughty boy is trying to get into the pants of that one person who doesn’t give him the time of day. The story here was well-developed though I feel that it was rushed towards the end.

And for some reason, their sexual issues (sexual compatibility) early on really bothers me more than anything else in the book. It shouldn’t have but it does with me. (Oh what a pervy boo-hoo LOL) I couldn’t let go of it. That got me into thinking that their intimacy was rather forced especially at the end when Gavin and Davy finally did it. Why did Gavin have to wait for so long to bring up that particular issue? Or maybe I’m just making an issue out of it. But really, I adored this couple.

I loved the unpredictability of the story. I was thinking of more issues to come from Nate, Uncle Drew and even Maz and I’m sure glad they never materialized. It was a really good story and the ending was pleasantly surprising if I may say – that was like 180 degree turn for the MCs. I think you guys should really give this a try, and to Kade – please consider writing a series out of this book – I totally adore Gavin’s friends!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars