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Review: City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris

city slickerTitle: City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris
Publisher: Daisy Harris
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance, Comedy
Word Count: 43,000
Book Rating: B+

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Author


Keith Kelley doesn’t normally take kindly to strangers, but his flashy new neighbor has long legs, lips made for kissing and might prove too much temptation for a boy hiding his sexuality in rural Idaho. Unfortunately, between working his mom’s goat ranch and land disputes with his wealthy father, Keith has enough problems. He doesn’t need the best sex of his life threatening to expose all his secrets.

Real estate developer Max Levin vows to turn the one-stoplight town of Pookataw Valley into a quaint vacation destination…and then leave before the dust clears. With his next assignment in five months, Max shouldn’t start loving the quaint little town—the ranchland, the mountains, even the goats. If only Max could stop thinking about his sexy neighbor and the time they shared in the front seat of Keith’s truck. Because he especially shouldn’t fall in love with a guy who can’t openly love him back.

In a town the size of Pookataw Valley, nothing stays secret for long. If Keith wants to hold onto his birthright, he’ll have to fight for his land and his pride. Most of all, he’ll have to fight for Max before he slips through Keith’s fingers.

Warning: contains angry parents, horny ranchers and snarky city boys just asking to be hogtied.


City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris is a delightful romance that is short on angst but long on charm. It is a sweet yet sexy love story with just the right amount of seriousness that fans are sure to enjoy.

Keith Kelley is in his early twenties and he lives on his mom’s goat ranch in rural Idaho. He had a small taste of freedom when he went off to college, but Keith returned home when his mom needed help on the ranch. Due to the conservative nature of his beloved hometown, he remains deeply closeted but he does go to Boise for the occasional hook up. While this is not exactly the perfect solution for his love life, Keith is terrified to have a relationship of any kind close to home.

Max Levin is a city dweller whose job as a real estate developer keeps him moving from place to place. He is definitely a fish out of water on his latest assignment but he is immediately charmed by both the beautiful scenery and his attractive next door neighbor. Max has been out and proud for a long time and although he is attracted to Keith, he really is not interested in being anyone’s dirty secret.

Despite Keith’s uneasiness with his attraction to Max, the two men slowly become friends as Keith helps Max settle into country life. They eventually give in to their simmering desire for one another, but they agree to keep their relationship as friends with benefits. As the months pass, Max discovers he loves the slower pace of life but Keith remains adamant that he cannot live as an openly gay man in the small town. With Max’s project fast nearing completion, will the two mean figure out a way to live happily ever after?

City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris is a light-hearted and fun novella. The characters are likable with real life issues to overcome.   This well-written story is fast-paced with an engaging storyline. It is an all around enjoyable read that I highly recommend to fans of M/M romances.


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Review: Nothing But Smoke by Daisy Harris

smokeTitle: Nothing But Smoke by Daisy Harris
Fire and Rain Series Book Three
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Length: Category
Book Rating: B+

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Author


Sometimes good boys do bad things.
Fire and Rain, Book 3

Michael Larson considers himself one of the good guys. He recycles, eats mostly vegan, and volunteers. But one night, while on a jog through a Seattle park, he encounters a sexy man on a motorcycle he wants to be bad with.

Firefighter Nicky O’Brian barely has time to even think about a sex life. Between his job and caring for his critically ill mother, his only pleasures involve a few racy videos and occasional nighttime forays to find men willing to help him forget his troubles.

It was supposed to be a one-time, anonymous hookup—until fate intervenes and their mutual attraction blossoms into a furtive affair. Michael doesn’t date closeted guys, but for the haunted, lonely Nicky he makes an exception.

When Nicky’s mother takes a turn for the worse, Michael is forced to make a choice between idealism and compassion. And as Nicky’s needs spiral out of control, Michael realizes that a new set of ideals could be exactly what he needs to keep love in his life—for good.

Product Warnings: Contains sex in the trees, sex in parked cars, and sex in other uncomfortable places. Tissues are required, because the ending will make you cry—and maybe make you want to call your Mom.

The Review:

Nothing But Smoke is my favorite installment of Daisy Harris’s marvelous Fire and Rain series. The main characters are wonderful and the sex scenes are sinfully steamy. But it is the emotional depth of the story that makes it such a standout read and I loved every minute of this terrific novel.

Michael Larson knows the heartache of dating a man in the closet, and although his encounters with Nicky O’Brian are sizzling hot, he is reluctant to become involved with the sexy firefighter. But after their anonymous hookups become a regular occurrence and Nicky needs a friend after his mother’s health worsens, their friendship enters into romantic territory.

Once again, Ms. Harris’s fantastic pairing of two completely opposite protagonists adds tension to the story and proves to be a learning experience for Michael as he begins to understand some of Nicky’s reasons for keeping his sexuality hidden. Michael has always his mother’s unconditional support so his sexuality has never been an issue. His painful experience with a closeted man leaves him very distrustful of entering into a relationship with Nicky but he cannot ignore his growing feelings for him.

Nicky has always been attracted to men and although he has experienced a few fumbling encounters with men, he has never admitted he is gay. Unsure of the reaction he would get from his ultra-religious mother, he has avoided any type of romantic entanglements so dating Michael is completely new territory.

Just as Nicky begins to realize he is ready to explore his sexuality, his is faced with his mother’s health crisis. He turns to Michael for support, and while Michael wants to help Nicky, he is also very conflicted about Nicky’s need to keep their real relationship hidden from his ill mother. The situation between them is incredibly tense, but once they finally clear the air, they arrive at a compromise that addresses both men’s needs.

The sex scenes between Nicky and Michael are deliciously sexy but Nicky’s inexperience gives them an unexpected air of innocence. Nicky’s attempt to figure out the next step in their lovemaking is endearing and leads to some of the funniest moments in the novel.

The story arc with Nicky’s mother is very poignant and a little heartbreaking. It highlights how deeply both men care for their mothers and my heart ached for everything Nicky was going through. Michael is often exasperated with his kooky, non-traditional mother but by the end of the novel, he gains a new appreciation for her.

Nothing But Smoke is a sweet, sexy and incredibly moving addition to the Fire and Rain series. The characters are three-dimensional and multi-faceted with easy to relate to flaws and imperfections. The conflict between Michael and Nicky is realistic and they resolve their issues with very little angst. Another beautiful and heartwarming romance from Daisy Harris that I highly recommend to fans of m/m romances.

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Review: After the Rain by Daisy Harris

rainTitle: After the Rain by Daisy Harris
Fire and Rain Series Book Two
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance, Red Hots!!
Length: Category/Word Count: 47,000
Book Rating: B

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Author


They’re going to need a bigger tent.

Fire and Rain, Book 2

Henri’s list of bad exes is as long as his arm, but nothing prepared him for his latest, heart-stomping breakup. He thought he couldn’t feel more abandoned, until his ride for a group camping trip bails, leaving him stuck driving for hours with a guy who is absolutely not his type.

After breaking up with his girlfriend of five years, firefighter Logan is working up the nerve to explore his interest in men. He knows he’s gay. He just hasn’t had the guts to do anything about it…until now.

Henri’s big-city attitude and tight jeans push every last one of Logan’s buttons, and when he and Henri have to share a tent, Logan is thrilled. He should have realized Pacific Northwest weather would get wet—forcing them to strip naked.

Though the steam between them is thicker than coastal fog, Henri’s not sure he can let himself fall for another man. Not even the guy who finally treats him right.

Product Warnings: Contains bad ex-boyfriends, even worse weather, and more than your average amount of sex in a tent. May not be suitable for those with germ phobias, outdoor aversions or fear of damp shoes.

The Review:

After the Rain by Daisy Harris is a sweet and sexy romance between a barely out firefighter and a newly single college student. Thrown together during a camping trip, will love flourish despite the obstacles in the their path?

Logan MacDonald and Henri Serre’s reactions to another when they first meet are polar opposites. Logan is instantly attracted to Henri, but Henri makes it pretty clear he has no interest in Logan. Part of Henri’s standoffish attitude stems from a bombshell dropped on him by his cheating ex but the main reason is he completely misjudges Logan at their first meeting. When the two wind up sharing a tent, Henri’s opinion of Logan begins to change but he still has a compelling reason for avoiding intimacy.

Logan and Henri are great characters and although they are complete opposites, they really are a good match for one another. A Texas cowboy who moved to Seattle with his now ex, Logan is young, but his job as a firefighter gives him a lot of maturity. He is sweet, rather shy and innocent but he is very eager to gain some sexual experience now that he is out of the closet.

Barely out of his latest relationship, Henri is a little on the cynical side, which is a bit off-putting initially. He is pretty dismissive of Logan and at first he does not see the appeal of this down to earth cowboy. Before long, Henri begins to appreciate Logan’s physical assets, but it is Logan’s genuine kindness and good nature that really gets Henri’s attention.

The relationship between Logan and Henri is fun to watch and although they have a few misunderstandings, it is fairly angst free. Logan coaxes Henri to step out of his comfort zone and Henri gains a new appreciation for the more physically active lifestyle Logan enjoys. When the relentless rain forces them inside their tent, their sizzling attraction heats up. Although inexperienced, Logan is surprisingly dominant and wherever he leads, Logan is pretty eager to follow and their sex scenes are super steamy.

After the Rain is another delightful romance from Daisy Harris that I really enjoyed. This is the second installment in the Fire and Rain series but it can be read as a standalone (you should definitely read Fire and Ashes because it is a great book too).


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Review: My Fair Dork by Daisy Harris

Title: My Fair Dork by Daisy Harris
Men of Holsum College Book 8
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Word Count: 40,009
Book Rating: B

Review Copy Obtained from Author


[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, public exhibition, sex toys, HFN]

They say a guy can never be too hung. Well, Harold Jacobs doesn’t know who they are, but they’re wrong. Socially awkward for as long as he can remember, Harold feels his enormous package is just one more thing to be embarrassed about. Especially once hunky and popular Owen McKenzie notices it in the showers.

Owen knows he’s bi, but he keeps that secret close to his chest. He likes Harold, and wants to help him shed his dorky image and maybe even find a boyfriend. Still, Owen can’t stop obsessing about Harold’s equipment. And as much as he doesn’t want to flip-flop on his sexuality, Owen does want to test-drive what Harold has between his legs.

Their friendship erupts into full-blown lust. But can Owen accept the loss of his golden-child status and be Harold’s boyfriend? And can Harold outgrow his insecurity in time to keep the man he loves?

The Review:

My Fair Dork, Daisy Harris’s newest addition to her Men of Holsum College series, is an enjoyable romance between two unlikely lovers. When popular and well-liked Owen McKenzie offers to help make-over the less socially adept Harold Jacobs, the last thing he expects is to fall for the well-endowed freshman.

Harold Jacobs feels like an outsider and his self-consciousness over his plus size package is just one more reason to avoid the limelight. Trying to divert attention away from his biggest asset, he dresses in ill-fitting, mismatched clothes. Harold’s circle of friends is small, his self-esteem is low, and he is suspicious of Owen’s reasons for offering to jumpstart his social life.

Owen McKenzie is a popular football player and to all appearances, he is totally straight. What no one on campus knows is that Owen is really bisexual. His sexual experiences with other men have been limited to a few mutual hand jobs. He is incredibly attracted to Harold, but Owen has no intention of stepping out of the closet.

While Harold may be unsure of his personal appearance, he has no doubts about his sexuality. He knows he is gay, and he is comfortable with other people knowing it. The same cannot be said for Owen. Although he admitted to his parents that he is bi, he immediately jumped into a long term relationship with a girl and he has only dated women since going to college. Owen might be ok with exploring his attraction to Harold behind closed doors, but he does not want their relationship going public.

I really like Harold. His shyness and uncertainty are quite endearing. I enjoyed watching him gain self-confidence and turn from a self-perceived ugly ducking into a beautiful, self-assured swan. His concerns about the effect his larger than average package will have on his sex life are valid and I like how that part of the storyline played out.

In the beginning of My Fair Dork, I initially liked Owen. His reasons for helping out Harold rang true and he seemed self-confident enough to withstand the public scrutiny his relationship with Harold was bound to bring. For the most part, Owen was caring, considerate and sensitive. But there were a couple of things that occurred that made me question his motives and made him look like a selfish jerk. So overall, my emotions about his character are definitely mixed.

As with other books in the Men Holsum College series, My Fair Dork is incredibly erotic and Harold’s particular “problem” makes for some very creative sex scenes. Daisy Harris always does a wonderful job of keeping the storylines fresh, unique and angst free.

A beautiful lesson in self-acceptance, I highly recommend My Fair Dork to old and new fans of this delightful series.

Read my reviews of the Men of Holsum College series HERE.


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Review: Genius and the Jock by Daisy Harris

Title: Genius and the Jock by Daisy Harris
Men of Holsum College Book Seven
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M. Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Word Count: 37,602
Book Rating: B

Review Copy Obtained from Author


[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

First and goal. Three years ago, football star Griff Parker shared a locker room sexual encounter with brainy scholarship kid Raj Mehir. That stolen blow job turned Griff’s worldview upside down, unlocking desires he wasn’t ready to face.

Now a senior, Griff’s working in Holsum College’s biology lab, where he’s in direct contact with his freshman crush. Raj wants nothing to do with him or the memory of that afternoon. Too bad. Griff’s falling hard for Raj, battling his way past every one of his sexy scientist’s defenses.

Raj Mehir knows he’s gay. But he’s locked that knowledge tightly inside and has no desire to change that. But he does have desire for Griff. In a big way. Now he’s experimenting with Griff and inching closer to the closet door.

Double overtime. Two deeply closeted guys. Two hearts on the line. One term to change everything.

The Review:

Genius and the Jock is a charming romance with an aura of innocence that is incredibly appealing. In this latest installment of Daisy Harris’s Men of Holsum College series, deeply closeted Raj Mehir and Griff Parker eagerly explore their combustible sexual attraction.

Raj and Griff have not seen one another since their hurried but satisfying locker room encounter their freshman year. When Griff’s new job at the biology lab brings the two men together three years later, they discover their attraction to one another burns hotter than ever. With neither of them ready or willing to come out of the closet, they agree to keep their relationship a secret.

Both Raj and Griff feel like they have a lot to lose if they admit they are gay. Raj knows he is gay, but he does not tell anyone, not even his closest friend (and former crush), Cal. His family is very traditional and he knows they will never accept his sexuality. He has several preconceived ideas of what it means to be gay and it is quite enjoyable watching him become more at ease with and accepting of his sexuality.

Griff’s reasons for keeping his homosexuality a secret are understandable. He cannot afford college without his football scholarship and he has valid concerns about his teammates’ reaction should his sexuality become public knowledge. He is also worried about how his family will take the news that he is gay.

Genius and the Jock is a delightful journey of self-discovery for both Griff and Raj. Their first few sexual encounters are tentative as they learn together what pleases not only each other but themselves. Raj uncovers the kind and sensitive man underneath Griff’s macho exterior. Griff discovers that he is willing to do most anything to make Raj happy-both in bed and out.

Once again Daisy Harris has written a unique romance that is fast-paced and quite entertaining. Engaging characters, an interesting storyline and some very steamy sex make Genius and the Jock a must read for fans of the Men of Holsum College series.

To read my reviews of the other books in the Men of Holsum College series, please click HERE.

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Friday Feature: Blog Tour Stop & Guest Post by Daisy Harris and Contest

Pride and Politics: Limousine Sex and Other Perks of the Ruling Class

First off, I’d like to thank Kathy for having me on the blog today. Also, thanks all of you for reading.

Today, I’ll be giving away a Holsum College book of your choice to one lucky commenter. To be eligible, you need to do two things—comment below, and add Pride and Politics to your To-Be-Read shelf on Goodreads.

Good luck!

On with the blog…

As an erotic romance writer, I’m always looking for new and ingenious ways and places for my characters to have sex. I’ve written sex on boats, underwater, in college dorm rooms, outdoors, and yes—even in a car. But I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting places for my characters to do the nasty.

In Pride and Politics (Men of Holsum College 6), my characters spent a lot of time riding around in limos. The story takes place on a campaign trail, and limos and private jets are the most typical mode of transportation for politicians and their families.

Now, I know you’re all saying, “Why didn’t they bang on the private jet?” Well, I’ve thought several times about writing airplane sex, and I just can’t bring myself to do it. Airplanes smell weird, and the only place to really get freaky is in the bathroom. And it’s not even the bathroom that grosses me out (I do believe I’ve written sex in the bathroom before), but it’s that airplane air. It’s too thin and too dry and smells like disinfectant. I’m a very olfactory person. And nothing about airplane smell is hot.

But limousines… Ah. Now there’s a place I’d love to have sex. Why? Well, I thought you’d ask…

1. Limos often have a tinted window you can close between the driver’s seat and the back of the car. Close that, and you have the illusion of privacy while knowing some dude (or chick) is sitting only a couple feet away.

2. There’s something really wicked about drinking alcohol while riding in a car. Now, I’m sure only certain types of limousines provide alcohol in the back seat. But I know some do. And how cool is that? Those who live in Louisiana, with your drive-through liquor stores, might not find this concept so taboo. But where I live in Washington, you can’t have an open container anywhere in the car. Not even in the trunk, as far as I know. So—drinking while being driven around? Decadent!

3. Tinted windows. You can see out, but people on the road, can’t see you. …or maybe they can? That hint of exhibitionism adds yet another layer of naughty.

4. Leather seats. Okay, fine—leather anything. But while some people drool over chaps and saddles and cowboy boots, I whimper for suits and ties and expensive Italian shoes.

5. Power. Even if you’re only renting a limo for prom, there’s a sense of power that comes along with a limo ride. You’re on top of the world, on your own private island. Plus, you’re driving around a damn city while you’re at it. What could be hotter?

Here’s a snippet from my limo sex scene from Pride and Politics. Enjoy!

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The limousine was waiting for them at the door. Hunter waved Steve to go in first. And by the time Hunter climbed in and the door was shut behind him by a helpful parking attendant, Steve was sitting across from him, his lips wet and his cheeks flushed. He looked horny as hell and completely fuckable.

“Where should I tell him we’re going?” Steve asked.

Hunter normally let Steve give the driver directions.

“He knows the way,” Hunter said. “Don’t you, Eduardo?”

“Yes, sir,” the driver said. He had a deep, rich voice, and Hunter knew he had a face and body to match, since he’d handpicked the man to be their driver. “Right away.” There was a sexy laugh in Eduardo’s voice, and Hunter could tell that Steve was affected by it, because he shifted in his seat as if he were getting hard.

Hunter pressed the button to raise the window that divided the driver from the back section of the limousine. When it was done buzzing closed, he pulled the bottle of champagne out of the bucket of ice set into the armrest. There were two champagne glasses positioned in the cupholders by his seat, and he poured a glass for himself and one for Steve.

“Here.” He held out Steve’s drink, but didn’t lean forward.

Steve didn’t move. Instead, he remained in his seat, his chest rising and falling as he breathed. “You want me to come over to get it?”

There was about four feet of space between where Steve was sitting, facing the back of the car, and Hunter was seated facing front. But that distance seemed too much for Steve to cross. So Hunter helped him. “Don’t you want to?”

Steve looked away. His cheeks went even darker, as if maybe he was angry in addition to being turned on. “I will if you want me to.”

Then he darted Hunter a look so open and vulnerable if made Hunter’s chest ache. “You know I’ll do anything you like.”

Hunter set down Steve’s glass in the cupholder and leaned back in his seat. He crossed one ankle over the opposite knee and took a sip of his champagne. He let the moment take all the time it needed. And when he felt Steve was ready for him to ask, Hunter said, “What do you want?”

“Um…” Steve rubbed at his chin. He was smooth there, Hunter knew. He’d shaved right before they left.

Hunter wanted to touch that soft skin. Feel those little sandpaper spots he always missed at the corners of his jaw. “Do you want me to bring you your drink?” Hunter loosened his tie, shrugged off his jacket. He opened the top button of his shirt, so Steve knew what he was getting at. “To undress you slowly and suck your cock while we drive around the city?”

Steve blinked, but he couldn’t seem to look away. This time, when he shifted, there was an unmistakable crease marring the front of his designer pants. “Maybe,” he said. He gripped the seat. “What are my options?”

Hunter thought about that. He took another sip of his drink, feeling the bubbles pop in his mouth and listening to the sound of Steve’s breathing, audible even over the noise of the street outside.

He lifted his chin, and gave Steve that look he knew Steve liked. The one where his lip was twisted into almost a scowl and his eyes were narrowed. “Or you can come fetch your drink and do what I tell you like a good boy.”

Author Bio:

Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn’t sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris’s dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she’s never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.

Find Ms. Harris on the Web: Website * Twitter * Goodreads

Title: Pride and Politics by Daisy Harris
Men of Holsum College Book Six
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Light BDSM
Word Count: 41,742


[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, light consensual BDSM, HEA]

Aloof and arrogant, Holsum College junior Hunter Ford has enjoyed all the perks of being from one of America’s most prominent families. Hunter can have anything he wants—except time away from his family’s political spotlight and the image consultant hired to keep him there.

Steve Camden’s job is simple—make Hunter toe the line for the duration of his uncle’s vice-presidential campaign. This is the break Steve’s been waiting for and a chance to provide a better life for his deaf sister. But he didn’t count on an attraction to the broken scion—one that rearranges everything Steve thought he knew about himself.

As Steve melts Hunter’s icy exterior, the heat between them threatens more than just their hearts. Then a ghost from Hunter’s past shows up on the campaign, challenging Hunter’s stability, and straining Steve’s ability to defend and protect the man he’s growing to love.

A Siren Erotic Romance

Read my review of Pride and Politics HERE.

Read my reviews of the other books in the Men of Holsum series HERE.

Link to the Men of Holsum Series:

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