Review: Stone, At Your Service by Rie Warren

stoneReviewed by Shelly

This is a new to me author. I had no idea that there’s a plethora of books already written by Rie Warren. Not knowing the author’s repertoire, the only reason I read this was based on the blurb. The female lead was described as ‘shy, bashful’ while the male was ‘bad boy mechanic’. I can get behind those characteristics – I’m expecting LeeLee to have done the research for her books but without a lot of hands on experience, if you know what I mean. I’m expecting Josh to be a little rough behind the oil and grease, but still with an innate sense of right and wrong. But what I expect outside of all the sex scenes is a solid and good story. [Read more…]

Review: In His Command by Rie Warren

in his commandReviewed by Jen

I picked up this book because I loved the idea of a dystopian m/m romance. It promised a unique story, riddled with angst.  It delivered in those respects, but it did not work for me in more ways than it did.  In fact, I actually had a hard time making it though to the end.

I had several problems.  The pacing was uneven.  The first person POV was not engaging, nor did it make me sympathetic to the hero.  Frankly, I didn’t like Casper, which made it difficult to root for the romance.  I never got any perspective from his love interest, Nathanial, which left me further disconnected.  And there was way too much sex.  Yes, I know that may sound strange coming from me, but it was so excessive, I actually had to fight from skimming them after a time. [Read more…]