Review: Men of Smithfield: Seth and David by L.B. Gregg

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Men of Smithfield: Seth and David (Men of Smithfield #2)

  • By L.B. Gregg
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: October 15th 2012 by Carina Press (first published May 2nd 2009)
  • Genre: Adult MxM Contemporary / Romance {hot}
  • Source: NetGalley
  • He’s everything I’ve never wanted — too young, too weird, too wild.

    I wasn’t impressed that I had to get my weekly massage from a guy with a toe ring. But when I discovered David Cooke’s skills as a masseur were literally orgasmic, I couldn’t stop thinking about him and his amazing hands, day and night. Especially at night.

    He’s full of surprises. And despite my bad behavior, David’s just as eager to explore this chemistry between us. Turns out, there’s a lot more to him than hemp pants and tattoos. If he’s so wrong for me, why does being with him feel so right?
    ~ Goodreads

  • Bomy’s Flutter: fun and smexy

  • I really liked the blurb of this story, so I wanted to read it. The cover made me think this would be more erotic romance then romance, but after reading I’d say it was more romance really, hot as in no closed door on the hot one on one scenes and some very mild kink (by my standards), but I admit I sort of thought it would be more smut. It was a good story with a happy ending that I totally loved. And this is me starting with the end section instead of the beginning of my usual reviews, lol, sorry!

    We’re talking contemporary, a story that not only includes the couple but family life. It may be my biological clock starting to tick or something but I find I’m enjoying these stories more and more. My Sims characters now tend to all have kids too, so I guess my biological clock really is ticking 😐 Moving on from that disturbing aspect (my bio clock), the story was really touching and it made me love both characters, they came with a past and that always is a plus for me in any read.

    Seth was probably my favorite, I got very emotionally in tune with him. David was a great character too, I liked the voices they both had and their interaction had a lot of chemistry. They both had great sense of humor but I’ll admit Seth was my favorite by large. Molly was a cute factor and I enjoyed seeing Seth adjust to parenting, he was fun to follow on that tangent as well.
    The relationship between Seth and David evolved in an interesting way, like they both needed to adjust to it even as it was happening, that always makes me love a story. It’s not instalove but the slower burn sort of story, of course keeping in mind the novella length. Maybe it’s not as drawn out and torturing for them as I might like (I’m an evil, evil reader when it comes to romance, never forget), but there’s more to the story then their romance so everything ties in beautifully as far as I’m concerned.

    The plot is well developed and it felt like a novel read because of that, I mean the story is consistent, all tensions well built and then well resolved. As I’ve mentioned I particularly like this sort of happy ending since it’s a family one, not just a couple, so if you guys love that in romance stories know this will deliver.

    Surprisingly, my only complain regarding the curb appeal is the cover actually gave me the impression of a more smutty read then the read turned out to be. It did sell me the story, of course, though the blurb was more instrumental in this case I think, and I’m not saying it’s a bad cover or whatever, but to me it was misleading a wee bit in the regard I expected less pulp to the story and was pleasantly surprised to see what it really had to offer. I think I actually liked the vibe of the previous cover of this release better, I mean it fit with the story better in my honest opinion.
    Of course, a lot of flesh or not on the cover, I would have wanted to read this story anyways but maybe that’s just me. I tend to use covers at hints to the sort of story I’ll get and maybe others do too, that’s why I’m mentioning it.

    All in all, this was a good read, entertaining, hot where it should be and with substance and a lovely delivery, I recommend it if you’re in the mood for some romance.

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