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Release Day Reviews: Sex and Candy & Candy Rain by Nico Jaye

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Sex and Candy by Nico Jaye
Publication Date: March 28, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published (Expanded Second Edition)
Word Count: 13,500 (total)
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Expanded Second Edition ~ Includes the Brand New Prequel Candy Rain

Sex and Candy
Lee may be in a relationship with Tony, but that little fact doesn’t stop Lee when Tony agrees to allow him one wild night of no inhibitions. With excitement thrumming through his veins, Lee finds himself letting loose at Hard Candy, a popular cruise-worthy dance club known for its sweet Candymen and even sweeter one night stands. Under the club’s pulsing lights, he meets a mysterious man in leather, and things soon get hot and heavy as Lee rediscovers his submissive side under the Dom’s firm yet loving guidance.

When Lee returns home to Tony, though, will he face repercussions for his night of passion? Or is their relationship not quite as it appears?

Candy Rain
With a stressful week on the job behind him, construction company owner Tony Morelli is ready for a night curled up on the couch with his dog, a couple of DVDs, and some takeout to keep him company. When a few guys from his crew convince him to join them at the steamy nightclub Hard Candy, Tony’s skeptical at best about his chances of having a good time. Bumping into gorgeous Lee, though, could change his mind, and they share a drink and conversation ripe with the potential to lead to so much more.

However, Tony doesn’t really do casual, and he has to ask himself if all he’d be left with are sweet memories of a night with Lee–and whether those memories would ever be enough.

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Meet the author:

Nico Jaye is a fan of all things HEA and has dragged her romance collection along for her moves from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Chicago to New York and back. She thinks reading is awesome and loves that she can hang out night after night with crinoline-wearing debutantes, brawny firemen in suspenders, and werewolf shifters with Scottish brogues. An overall feline enthusiast, Nico secretly (or not so secretly?) adores Hello Kitty, cat GIFs, spontaneous traveling, pretending to be crafty, emoticons, hot menfolk, and parenthetical statements (not necessarily in that order). After starting as the pitcher for Team Awesome (literally) and visiting places like South Africa, Oman, and Fiji, Nico discovered that letting the boys in her head tell her where they want to go could actually be the most exciting journey of all.

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Excerpt From Sex and Candy:

Finally, after a few minutes—a few hours…a few days—passed, Lee saw the light filtering through the slats darken as he heard footsteps stop outside the door. His pulse pounding in his ears, he backed away from it when the knob turned.

It’s happening.

Lee’s heart stuttered.

Amber eyes met thickly-lashed brown, and the dark-haired newcomer’s lips quirked upon eye contact. Lee swallowed hard and, without a word, sank to his knees.

A low chuckle filled the space. The lock clicked, and strong fingers gripped Lee’s chin. Lee’s eyes fluttered shut as the dark head bent closer. Firm lips pressed against his own, a tongue sliding out to sweep along the seam. Lee’s lips parted to give entrance, but the other man had already pulled away. His voice was raspy when he spoke. “Good boy,” he murmured. “I see you’ve made a decision.”

Lee glanced up and caught a wicked gleam in those dark brown eyes. Even though he was a foot away, he was at eye level with a leather-covered bulge, and his tongue sat heavy in his mouth, desperate for a taste. Lee felt his heart race as he replied. “Yes, Sir. My—My mouth, please. Please put your cock in my mouth.”

Lee watched wide-eyed as that dark gaze flashed at the polite yet scandalous request. Sir’s full lips curled up as he stepped closer, bringing with him a hint of cologne and the heady scent of pure man. “First,” he corrected, those thick fingers carding through Lee’s hair before gripping his head firmly. “Please put my cock in your mouth first.”


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Our thoughts:

Sex and Candy

This was such a fun story to read the first time, I was excited to come back to it and do a reread. Had to get all those feelings back before reading the companion short, Hard Candy.

Lee has permission from his boyfriend to go out and have one night at the club where they first met. A free pass for Lee to go dance and hook-up with someone without repercussions.

Standing near the bar, Lee finds the guy he knows he’s going to pursue. A muscle stud with dark hair and a tattoo up his arm. Just enough bad boy to seem dark and dangerous. Their eyes meet, the bad boy walks over and it is game on!

Moments later, Lee is in the bathroom with his pants down, electric blue jock on display for the stud and waiting to be taken. Used. That’s exactly what happens. Before Lee can come down from the high of the experience the stud is gone and Lee composes himself to go home.

What will his boyfriend, Tony, think of what happened at the club. Consenting and knowing are two different things. Not all is as it seems and Nico Jaye does a fine job of keeping the emotion and suspense of the night at the club on a precipice. The thrill of what Lee is doing at the club with consent is exciting as we live it through Lee. That moment of discovery once he’s back home with Tony is a great twist and mostly unexpected because we’re so absorbed with Lee and his excitement and arousal at Hard Candy!

Hard Candy

Nico Jaye takes us back to the first time Tony goes to the club, Hard Candy. Dragged there by a few coworkers, Tony is on his way out the door when he hears a man clearly in distress. Lee finds himself in a predicament and Tony saves him. So begins a night of easy conversation and drinks.

Tony doesn’t live far and invites Lee over to meet his dog, Sadie, and for a nightcap. This is a short story so the chemistry has to be flash hot and believable. Lee pretty much hangs on Tony’s every word. He’s super turned on by the buff, muscled, furry, older man. Not the typical guy that frequents the club. Tony is just as consumed with Lee. His soft, tan skin, luscious lips and little gasps just about take Tony down before they ever get out of the club!

Once at Tony’s, it is game on! They’re on fire in the bedroom but still very sensual and sweet. Lee is ready and wanting. Tony is more than willing to rock his world, literally and figuratively! There’s a deeper connection than just being there for a one-off. These two want to get to know each other and put in the time. Lee just might not ever leave the comfort of Tony’s arms.

So stunningly sweet….. and sexy!

Nico Jaye always captivates me with her words. I hope you enjoy her works as much as I do!