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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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Hunger - Amanda Young Overall I enjoyed this story.Declan is down on his luck and desperate times call for desperate measures. Not sure of where his next meal is coming from and without a home, he takes a job at the Chicken Ranch working as a prostitute. “Pride didn’t make him any less homeless or fill the empty ache of a stomach that had gone too long without sustenance.”Killian is an accountant with a steady job and home. But he his lacking something in his life and a one-off, spur of the moment visit leads him to Declan.I like the way both characters are portrayed, particularly Declan. I felt very sympathetic towards his situation.Declan is proud and doesn't accept his situation. He looks for ways to give himself the life he desires including taking classes to gain qualifications. But he struggles to come to terms with the life he has made at the Chicken Ranch and doesn't feel worthy of Killian. He is waiting for something bad to happen. “If his own father couldn’t love him, what hope did he have of finding someone who could?”When things don't go smoothly, Declan almost believes this is what he deserves. “The bad thing was, he wasn’t even sure he had a right to be mad. After all, he was a whore.”It was a big plus that even though Declan works at the Chicken Ranch, this book didn't spend too much time focusing on happenings at the brothel. It was more focused on the development of the romantic relationship between the two men.I loved the slow and steady approach Killian took to their physical relationship and how much Declan appreciated sex with Killian. Even though he worked in the sex trade, simple kisses with Killian had Declan waiting in anticipation. “Thankfully, he found the prospect of being with Killian completely different than work. The act was the same, but the purpose behind it was not.” and “This wasn’t just about sex. The actions were similar, but the level of intimacy was as diverse as night from day.”My only actual dislike with this story was the use of a couple of words which I personally find a bit of a turn-off: “….Grave’s tool.” “Killian’s meat.”This book was provided by the author in return for an honest review.