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Book Review: Out of the Rain – Renae Kaye | ‘You Are the Reason’ Out Next Week!

Out Of The RainFrom Blinding Light to this lovely short story and everything in between, Renae Kaye never failed to deliver the goods! On her second year as an MM author, she hasn’t come up with a missed yet as far as I’m concern.

When Mitch found a stranger crying in his neighbor’s backyard, he immediately rescued the young guy named Elijah who’s apparently got kicked out by his parents for being gay.  Elija’s young, beautiful and everything that Mitch was scared of falling in love with. He is after all approaching middle ageand young Elijah’s just starting out. Will his sexual prowess be enough to make Elijah want to stay?

Out of the Rain is an endearing story compressed in a 38-page ebook and truthfully, I would’ve love a longer version because of its lovely characters with lovely personalities! This is such a great appetizer for her next novel  You Are The Reason coming out next week! Excited Much!

Read this one booboos! ^^

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published July 10th 2015 by Renae Kaye

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You Are The ReasonYou Are the Reason
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Published by Dreamspinner Press
Release date: 7th August 2015

Davo’s a pretty average guy. He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub. He fully accepts that he’s gay, but doesn’t want to be one of those gays, who are femme and girly. He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme—including relationships that last beyond fifteen minutes.

Then Davo’s friend and gay idol not only gets a boyfriend, but also adopts a baby girl. Davo is seriously spooked and scuttles down to the pub in fright. That’s where he meets Lee, who is cute from her cherry-red hair, to her pretty little dress and pointy red shoes. Davo is charmed—but how is that possible? He’s gay. Isn’t he? Then Lee tells him he’s actually a guy—he just likes to wear women’s dresses occasionally. Thoroughly confused about an attraction that’s out of character for him, Davo begins the long journey to where he can accept himself without caring what everyone else thinks.

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About The Author
Renae Kaye is a lover and hoarder of books who thinks libraries are devilish places because they make you give the books back. She consumed her first adult romance book at the tender age of thirteen and hasn’t stopped since. After years – and thousands of stories! – of not having book characters do what she wants, she decided she would write her own novel and found the characters still didn’t do what she wanted. It hasn’t stopped her though. She believes that maybe one day the world will create a perfect couple – and it will be the most boring story ever. So until then she is stuck with quirky, snarky and imperfect characters who just want their story told.
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Renae lives in Perth, Western Australia and writes in five minute snatches between the demands of two kids, a forbearing husband, too many pets, too much housework and her beloved veggie garden. She is a survivor of being the youngest in a large family and believes that laughter (and a good book) can cure anything.

You can email Renae on: renaekaye@iinet.net.au
You can also follow her on twitter (@renaekkaye) and instagram (renaekayeauthor).

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Book Review: Shawn’s Law – Renae Kaye

Shawns LawI love Renae Kaye! I mean, I seriously loved all of her books so far – Loving Jay, The Shearing Gun, Blinding Light, Safe in his Arms and now Shawn’s Law. It’s an amazing thing to see a new author who never falters after her first book and her succeeding works just keeps on getting better!

Shawn’s Law is about 29-year-old Shawn who takes care of his Alzheimer-ridden mother and is probably the clumsiest character I’ve ever read or just simply the universe’ victim of Murphy ’s Law – only they called it in the family Shawn’s Law. Oh, and he also got the hots for his neighbor Harlie aka Mr. Hippy-Hotpants who apparently returns the favor! Yay! But things didn’t go easy with our couple. Shawn’s afraid that “Shawn’s Law” will just put Harlie in danger so he broke up with him – this however does not mean that Harlie would give up the fight so easily.

As usual, the chemistry between the MCs was there! The humor was almost slapstick (figuratively & literally). Sometimes, some situations come off as way over the top but it was still fun to read. The whole point of this book is to make its readers laugh first and foremost. I’ve had so much fun reading its entirety which makes Renae Kaye one of my go-to authors for feel good reads. This is very highly recommended!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Published March 6th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press

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About The Author
Renae Kaye is a lover and hoarder of books who thinks libraries are devilish places because they make you give the books back. She consumed her first adult romance book at the tender age of thirteen and hasn’t stopped since. After years – and thousands of stories! – of not having book characters do what she wants, she decided she would write her own novel and found the characters still didn’t do what she wanted. It hasn’t stopped her though. She believes that maybe one day the world will create a perfect couple – and it will be the most boring story ever. So until then she is stuck with quirky, snarky and imperfect characters who just want their story told.

Renae lives in Perth, Western Australia and writes in five minute snatches between the demands of two kids, a forbearing husband, too many pets, too much housework and her beloved veggie garden. She is a survivor of being the youngest in a large family and believes that laughter (and a good book) can cure anything.

Book Review: Blinding Light – Renae Kaye

Blinding LightBlurb: Jake Manning’s smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it, he can’t hold a job. Combined with some bad luck, it’s prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake’s so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude… and blind man.

Born without sight, Patrick is used to being accommodated, but he’s met his match with Jake, who doesn’t take any of his crap and threatens to swap all the braille labels on his groceries and run off with his guide dog unless he behaves.

Jake gets a kick out of Patrick. Things are looking up: the girls are starting their own lives and his mum’s sobriety might stick this time. He’s sacrificed everything for his family; maybe it’s time for him to live his life and start a relationship with Patrick. When his mother needs him, guilt makes his choice between family and Patrick difficult, and Jake must realize he’s not alone anymore

Review: Blinding Light is a beautiful, feel good story typical of Renae Kaye’s works. You just gotta love the MC’s voice here. Jake was different from the MCs of the other three novels I’ve read from the author but there’s the same humor, the feels, and the chemistry between characters.

I’m not sure how comfortable I am regarding that big decision concerning the couple and Jake’s mother. I just don’t buy the “gift” thingy. I thought that was just selfish and way too premature considering Patrick’s blindness.

Other than that, I thought the rest of the story was solid albeit the weak (or rushed) ending.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Published July 14th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press

Book Review: Safe in His Arms – Renae Kaye

Safe In His ArmsThis is the first book I’ve read by Renae Kaye and her latest (fourth last year – 2014) release apparently. She’s a new author down under and I’ve nothing but praises for her with this one. I loved her characterization with the couple here and the secondary characters were pretty awesome as well and I see them having their own stories in the future.

Casey was seeking for comfort when he found Lon Taylor in caravan park shower room. He was welcomed by the big, hairy man and provided him security and a place to stay the night. I just loved the fact that both Lon and Casey found comfort from each other.

Casey has some baggage in the past that he’s still dealing with and Lon doesn’t know that will happen when he finds out how badly Lon failed at protecting the ones he loved years ago.

I guess what I really loved about this story is the way that it didn’t delve much over their past. The story revolves more into the development of their relationship. Although they both have some heavy baggage, it didn’t drag the story down. It actually made the story even more vibrant – that with the help of the secondary characters. I loved that it feels like a D/s story minus the actual BDSM – thank goodness!  I definitely enjoyed reading this and would buy more from the author’s catalogue in the future!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: Loving Jay – Renae Kaye

Loving JayLiam Turner knows that he’s not gay. His father will not allow any of his sons to be gay. He’d slept / [experimented] with two other guys in the past but again, he’s not gay! Ookay.

Upon meeting the very flamboyant, effeminate and motor mouth James “Jay” Bell, his life turned upside-down and he knows that he’s screwed from the very start.

It’s actually a fun story. I loved how Jay and Liam are very opposite. I haven’t read a lot of books in this genre with effeminate characters – not more than ten atleast but Jay would have to be the most memorable one. Sometimes, I just find his blabbering way over the top although sometimes it’s funny but it could get annoying.

I loved how being around Jay, Liam was able to come out of his shell. I also loved the fact that being with Jay doesn’t make him feel ashamed. Yes, he’s firmly hidden inside the closet but he’s also brave in some ways.

His accidental coming out was a great scene and I loved how supportive his siblings were. It’s funny how all the while, he’s been trying to hide from his family especially from his father when his siblings are already suspecting something and they don’t give a shit one bit. I’m glad that his Dad didn’t make much of a scene about it but obviously, it’d take time for him to really come around.

The conclusion of the series was okay although I wished that there’s more concrete evidence about the development of their relationship moving forward. I guess, we’ll see a glimpse of them since I learned that the author is planning a spin-off for one of the characters in this book.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: The Shearing Gun – Renae Kaye

The Shearing GunI totally adore this couple. The story was refreshing and I loved the chemistry between Hank and Elliot from the moment their mutual attraction ensues.

Hank is a shearing gun – an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. He was kicked out from home when his sexuality was revealed and since then, he firmly stayed in the closet for fear of not getting hired as a gay shearer.

Elliot is the new doctor in town. When he was attending Hank for a football injury, a friendship started to blossom between them that turns into a romance. Discreet with their affair, neither expected it to last since Hank’s not ready to come out and Elliot’s contract is up after a year.

I just LOVED it. As in I enjoyed reading every single detail about it! I loved Hank’s cocky demeanor whenever he’s with Elliot alone. I loved the fact that he can defend himself and is not afraid of anything except from coming out.

Elliot on the other hand was an equally refreshing character. He’s awfully thoughtful and doesn’t take bullshit from just about anyone. I sure wished though that we’ve seen something from his family’s side. It would’ve been great to see some sort of date with Hank meeting his Mom! LOL that would have been epic!

The part when they were finally accepted by “most” people in their town was beautiful! It would’ve been way better if it was a bit longer but as a whole – the book has great characters, great setting and wonderfully written story development. Just wonderful!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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