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Nic Starr

Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

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Currently reading

One True Thing
Piper Vaughn, M.J. O'Shea
Sweet Delight
Lynn Hagen
It Should Have Been You
Michael Murphy
The Prisoner (Broken, #1)
Kol Anderson
Crack the Darkest Sky Wide Open
S.J.D. Peterson, Eric Arvin, Abigail Roux, T.J. Klune, S.A. McAuley, Jason Huffman-Black
Man, Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Cash
Josh Lanyon
Artistic Appeal (Bottled Up, #6)
Andrew Grey

Stripped Bare

Stripped Bare - Susan Mac Nicol This is a story that perfectly blends drama and romance and keeps the action going at a fairly rapid pace! The relationship is full of ups and downs - immense passion interspersed with arguments and fall-outs - and the drama keeps on coming - assaults, computer hacking, threats, computer hacking...We are introduced to Shane while he is providing an escort service to David. They have met a couple of times before but only for an escort service without any sex (Shane is picky with who he gets involved with). But this changes and they end up in a hotel room together. After their encounter, David receives a phone call from his father and is obviously very fearful and upset. David is the son of a wealthy business man who is a homophobic jerk and threatens David. After David leaves, Shane is concerned for him and tries to contact him without success, eventually finding out he is in the hospital. My question? why on earth was Shane so concerned about the man who had drugged him and cuffed him to a bed before coming all over him?! I don't think this was fully explained or else Shane must be a very accepting/forgiving man! He visits the hospital and meets Matthew, David's father's lawyer. This is the start of a relationship between Shane and Matthew.Shane is a little bit wild and gets up to some mischief that gets him into some trouble. But his heart is really in the right place and he falls hard for Matthew. Matthew is more controlled with tragedy in his past. He finds it hard to put himself out there and open his heart.Together these men are wonderful and they certainly heat things up between the sheets (and everywhere else!). The sex scenes threatened to be a little too many but then I decided I enjoyed them so much that they suited the story perfectly!There is much to be resolved in the story - David's father' actions and treats, Shane's problems with his family, Matthew coming to terms with his own personal tragedy and finally Shane and Matthew trusting each other enough to love. It is an emotional journey with some really sweet and tender moments."Babe, you call me all upset and say you need me. I would have run twice the distance just to get here for you, to hear you say that." Shane to Matthew."You drive me crazy. You're bloody cheeky, you're a maverick, and you never bloody listen to anyone. You do what you think is best, all the time. You also care so much about people - it's what I love about you. I love the way you smell, the way you look, the way you make me feel." Matthew to ShaneOf course I loved to see Matthew finally proclaiming his love but I think my other favourite part was Shane's father's response to seeing him with Matthew. "God, you two are incredible together," he whispered, his face pale. "How could I ever think this wasn't right?"So all in all, a great story with emotional warmth, wonderful leading men and lots of interesting drama! I now publish all my m/m reviews on my blog so if you want to see all my m/m reviews in one place come visit at Because Two Men Are Better Than One!