Monday, April 5, 2010

Review: Slippery When Wet - Never Say Goodbye by Jenna Byrnes

Slippery When Wet
Never Say Goodbye
Jenna Byrnes

Damien is a guy who never caught a break... even when he was born... he was born on the wrong side of tracks.
His mother was a hooker/waitress/drug addict. His father was a alcoholic. So, when Damien was born, he was born a drug addict. Needless to say life was not all peaches and cream. This is a little of how Damien made it: "Let’s just say I used my assets and earned enough money to survive. One of my johns—er, business associates, turned me on to the fine art of breaking and entering. (page 34)"

 *~* I did receive this book from Night Owl Romance for the purpose of my honest review.
So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!*~*

Now step back, can you imagine a life like this or even half like this. I don't think so. Yea, it made me want to take Damien and love him until he was sure about himself. To bad women are not his cup of "sex." His self esteem is not all that great, but he knows how to put up a great act. Prison will teach you that.

Let's meet Charles, his john... I mean his business associate... I mean his lover. He is a very wealthy and controlling man. He apprecaites Damien's finer assets. Charles says when, where and how. He controls everything down to where Damien spends the night. The only thing I have to say about Charles is that he is pond scum. Okay, so he might be lower than pond scum. You will see what I mean when you read the book.

Now on the delicious other man... Travis. Oh my gosh, he wrangles horses for a living. A true live cowboy!! And he has the hots for Damien. Charles hires Travis to wrangle his horses. Yea, okay so Charles wanted him to wrangle more than his horses, but Travis saw Charles for his true colors and wanted no part of that. However, Travis is determined to get under Damien's skin like he gets under his.

This book was very suspenseful. I was thinking a sugar daddy theme, but boy was I wrong. Ms. Jenna did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing in this one. I love her writing style. I fall in a love with her characters, yea I know I never have a chance with them, but still, I love'em! The emotion in this book between Travis and Damien was very touching. The part in the barn is my favorite. To see the tender side of Damien, to see that wall come down and his heart open... Oh my gosh - I fell in love!

So the questions remain: Will Damien allow his past to ruin his future? Are risks worth taking? Can a broken man find happiness and love? Pick up this book and you will find out... and under 60 pages... you will find the answers!

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  1. Been reading something good I see :)
    I hope you're having a great holiday too.

    It's not looking so good here with bf throwing up, yikes

  2. Wow, this sounds very good, I love it when a hero needs to overcome personal obstacles to find true love. With your ethusiastic reviews Jenna Byrnes has been on my radar for a while now hon:)

  3. Hey ladies!
    Blodeuedd! Girl, I had to read something good while that party was going on... Had to keep my mind in hussy heaven, lol.

    Ewww sorry to hear about boyfriend getting sick. I hope he is better!!

    Leontine!! Hey honey! Oh and in this story... there were some obstacles that needed to be overcome! Well, I am glad that I could put Jenna on your radar... God only knows how many authors you have put on mine, lol. Pay back is sooo nice!! **Insert evil laughter**

  4. Sounds like a quick sweet read. Thanks!

    Miranda ~ SweetVernal Zephyr

  5. Hey Sweet! This is a great quick read! I really do like Ms. Jenna's writing voice.

    Chris! I am glad that I could add one to your TBB list, giggles!! God only knows how many you have added to mine, lol!

    I hope you all have a great day!

  6. Sounds like a great read.I'll have to check it out.

  7. Ooooh - sounds very interesting. I love the men who pull themselves up by their boot straps (so to speak) and come out on top. Overcoming the addiction and everything else - gives me shivers.

  8. Cowboys are not necessarily my thing, but this does sounds like a good one.

  9. Quote Cecile: Pay back is sooo nice!! **Insert evil laughter**

    Yeah, you're laughter rings in my ear and I see your horns're such a she-devil *mmwwwuuaahahahaha* I wouldn't have it any other way :D

  10. Hey sweetie!

    As always another awesome book to add to the list...where do you find the time to do all this reading and still get life done?

    LOL, wish I had your energy!


  11. Blodeuedd! ah, poor BF...I hope he feels better soon!

    Hawk *WAVE to Leontine* xoxoxo

  12. This sounds like a good one. I really have to try an m/m...

  13. Sounds like a really good read and I do love me a cowboy!

  14. elaing8! Hey honey! IT is a great read! This one is ummm yea.. hot!
    And you know I love Ms. Jenna's writing style!

    Tracy!! Hey hon! How are you! This is a very interesting book... Especially if you love some good m/m loving. And a tortured hero is the best kind, no matter what you are reading! I just wanted to take Damien and love him!
    I loved ->"I love the men who pull themselves up by their boot straps (so to speak) and come out on top."
    And he did pull himself up and come out on top, giggles!

    carolsnotebook! Hey hon! I am glad that you came over! Oh... this cowboy will make you fall in love with them m/m style!

    Leontine!!!! Haaaa haaaa!! I knew I could get up!!! Do you hear my evil laughter! You know I love ya!!! And of course you love me!!!
    And I glad that you would have me no other way!!

    Smokinhotbooks... Oh you must Smoking!!! I insist you have to get this one!

    Houston!! Hey honey!!! I am glad that you came over! Ohhhh you would like Ms. Jenna' style of writing.. I am sure of it!
    Honey, I have no idea where I find time... I tell you where... I do not sleep!

    A Buckeye Girl Reads! Hey honey! There you are, I hope all is well with you honey! This is great m/m book!!! Especially if you are new.. she is a great cherry poppers! Did I just say that, lmbo!! She is!!!

    Tricia! Hey honey! How are you? I hope all is well! This is a great book and the cowboy... oh man.. be prepared.. he knows what he wants.. and how to get it!

  15. Great review Cecile!

    Some of the most powerful stories are ones where the hero/heroine is struggling with his/her past. Those are the types of stories that hit close to home and can really move a person.

  16. Great review. And i agree with Tori on this one; I'm always somehow drawn to the stories where the poor MC has to come to terms with something in their past. :) I enjoy reading your blog, Cecil; keep up the fine work!

    Cafe Pearl

  17. Thanks for the sweet review and for posting this, Cecile!

    Big hugs,


  18. Cecile....for you to say that...means I will go buy her book! You know me and what I like so I will be buying her book.

    Thank hon!
    I'll TTYL

  19. Sounds really good... like I need more books... wait... what am I saying? of course I need more books... ALWAYS!!! Great review hon!

  20. Great review, hon! :) This sounds like a wonderful story that I definitely want to read, like all of Jenna Byrnes books ;)
    Hope you are doing great, hon! Good luck with the last week of tax season! *hugs*

  21. Looks like you really enjoy this one. A really emotional read in under 60 pages? Wow, that is good.

  22. Oh Cecile, I'm here laughing my arse off when I read, 'wrangle more than his horses' you are too much! This does sound like a good love story though. Good review! :)

  23. Tori [Book Faery]! Hey honey! Thanks for coming check this book out! Ms. Jenna is awesome! Well, in this story the struggle is very evident. She did a great job!

    Vixen Pearl! Hey there! Welcome and thanks for coming over! I am glad that you enjoy my place... it is my little home! Thank you very much!!!

    Jenna Byrnes!!! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over today! I know things are hectic for you; sot hanks for coming!!!! You are more than welcome! You know I love to share the M/M love!!!

    Houston!! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over today!!! It means a lot to me! And you will love her books! I promise!

    Hell Kat!!! Hey honey!! I had to re read that again, lmbo!!! You not get any more boks.. what is this world coming too!!!
    Whew, okay I thought I would have to call the doctors over to you!

    Janna!! Hey honey!!!! Thanks for coming over! You WILL love this book!
    We are almost there Janna.... 7 more day!!! And I will be done with tax season!!!!

    Donna [F.D. Ramblings]! Hey honey, thanks for coming over for the review! I enjoy all of Ms. Jenna's work. She is a great writer.. and under 60 pages and I was completely satisfied!

    Mar! Hey there!!! I am glad that you came by! And I am glad that you caught the giggles! Thank you for your kind words honey!


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With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)