Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review & Excerpt:Mature Content (Cyberlove #4) by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Mature Content
By Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Cyberlove Series
Book 4

My life plan is to be brutally honest all the way to the bank. Don't believe me? I run a popular YouTube channel called TrashyZane, and my claim to fame is oversharing about every aspect of my personal life. Sometimes while tipsy. Not everyone loves my style, but I have a long history of icing out people who can't handle me. I have no time for judgmental foolishness.

Except, apparently, when it comes to Beau Starr. His channel is the polar opposite of mine, and so is he. Wholesome, inspirational, and clean-cut. Everything about him should turn me off, but when we hook up following a confrontation at a convention, my world flips upside down. Not only does Beau Starr turn me on, he uses the exact combination of dirty talk and roughness needed to turn me out.

But we still hate each other. I think.


I shifted closer to him, and, like an invisible rope was pulling us together, he leaned into me, until I could feel his breath and the heat from his body. I cupped his face, rubbing my thumb over the corner of his lip, then closed the distance between us to press a soft kiss to his lips. I didn’t control this kiss, and neither did he. It was an equal give and take, a push and pull of our tongues, our breaths, as our hands grasped each other’s faces, hair, skin.

Every time with Zane had been a rush to get off, but this time, I wanted to explore his mouth, to enjoy the kiss without it being foreplay. It was the main attraction to moan into Zane’s mouth, to feel his soft, huffed breaths.

When I pulled away, I was dizzy, and Zane’s eyes were glazed, his lips wet and puffy. I was terrified at what I felt in that moment, how much I wanted to fall back into the kiss, to not worry about what anyone thought, or how Beau Starr would be forever changed if word got out he’d fallen for TrashyZane.

And in this car with Los Angeles spread out before us, I didn’t want to think about anything but the messy, long-haired boy who’d managed to loosen my tongue and just about every other part of me. “I kinda like you, Zane. A lot.”

His eyelids fell to half-mast. “I like you too, Beau. A lot.”

What I thought about Mature Content

It's no secret that I love this series and both authors writing alone or together, so I went into Mature Content anticipating a terrific M/M read with plenty of emotion and lots of drama. I fell in love with Beau when he was introduced in Hard Wired, the previous book in the series and I was eager to see how his HEA would play out.

Beau and Zane start out as rivals among the Youtuber's and there's plenty of barbs getting thrown, but there's a thread of something else that runs through their jabs at each other. TrashyZane thinks Beau might just be someone who could satisfy his kink and when fantasy becomes reality, it doesn't mean that everything is all hearts and flowers. While Beau and Zane have off-the-charts sex together, there's still so many trust issues keeping them apart. Not to mention, Lush, the relentless gossip streamer who wants to expose Beau and Zane.

Beau is also dealing with some really nasty stuff from his past, and that complicates that entire trust building scenario between him and Zane. When everything explodes at one of the many Con's they all attend, their love life drama ends up playing out in front of their friends, enemies and fans.
I loved how it took some time for Zane and Beau to get to the point that they were able to be honest with each other. It took a lot for these two men to get to a place of trust which made it more sweet when they finally came to grips with their feelings. I liked how their relationship was tested and my heart broke for both of them when everything exploded for them.

And the sexy times between Zane and Beau? Hot, hot, hot! If you like your hero's with a commanding (and dirty) mouth, you will love Beau. Mature Content lived up to it's name by heading out of the safe vanilla sex and into something a little edgier.

I love this series and Mature Content is a perfect addition.

ARC provided for review.

Check out the rest of the books

in the Cyberlove series!

Strong Signal

Fast Connection

Hard Wired

Mature Content

About the Authors

Megan Erickson

  Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn't writing, she's either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing. 

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Santino Hassell

 Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author. Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences. 

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