Thursday, January 26, 2012

A BIT OF ROUGH by Laura Baumbach

Book 1 in the Rough Series
Publisher: MLR Press
Date published: April 2007
ISBN: 978-0-9793110-7 (ebook)
Contemporary M/M
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

James Justin decides to do something different and goes to a biker bar where he finds himself drawn to big and rough Bram Lord. One night of lust turns into something more for them both. Bram gives something to James that James has been longing for. But James is afraid he can’t be enough for forceful Bram. Can James let go of his insecurities to enjoy falling in love with the one man destined to be his?

I have got to admit, I have a very big love for big, alpha men who turn to marshmallows with their significant other. A BIT OF ROUGH delivers such a character that had me melting in a puddle the minute Bram stepped onto the pages. Ms. Baumbach delivers a sexy tale of two people trying to make a relationship work amid insecurities, misunderstandings and hot passion. With each page I was drawn more into Bram and James’s world, learning about these two magical characters and rooting for them to get their happily ever after.

The writing was tight, storyline moved quickly and the characters were very well written. With each page we see a little more of these characters hearts and this author doesn’t stint on showing their warts either. Bram has that “Take charge/protective of those he loves” or in James’s words, “Caveman” personality that just made me want to cuddle up next to this big, strong man and purr. James is a bit more complex. He has issues that date back to his childhood and I felt for him. I longed to give him a hug and say it’s going to be ok. There were some wonderful secondary characters that had me giggling at times and the passion between Bram and James was so hot, I was afraid the computer would explode at times.

With each page of A BIT OF ROUGH, I was drawn into Bram and James’s story and didn’t want to leave. Ms. Baumbach delivers a wonderful tale of two people trying to figure out how to make a relationship work. If you love strong alpha heroes who can turn you into a puddle of goo then grab A BIT OF ROUGH. Settle in and enjoy Bram and James’s story. I can’t wait to see more of these two wonderful characters in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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