Serving Love

Serving Love

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by Annmarie McKenna, Mary Winter, K. A. Mitchell

Court Appointed
Jackson knows he needs protection from a stalker, but the last thing he wants is to want his bodyguard.
After receiving several suspicious “gifts”, His Honor Jackson Benedict is assigned an agent for protection. He’d be fine with a bodyguard…if he was anyone but the man who enters his courtroom looking hotter than any man…  See more details below


Court Appointed
Jackson knows he needs protection from a stalker, but the last thing he wants is to want his bodyguard.
After receiving several suspicious “gifts”, His Honor Jackson Benedict is assigned an agent for protection. He’d be fine with a bodyguard…if he was anyone but the man who enters his courtroom looking hotter than any man has a right to look. Thank God Jackson’s robe hides his interest.
Trey London is more than happy that Jackson has practically been handed to him on a silver platter. If his job requires he stay close to one of the country’s youngest federal judges, it’s no skin off his back. The closer the better, actually.
But someone else is getting closer, too, and when the gifts turn into attacks, Trey is forced to trade his status of new lover for that of protector. He’s not about to let anyone come between him and his judge.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit, nekkid, sometimes robed, m/m judge on bodyguard sex, and graphic language.

For Love and Country
Love? Or duty? His choice will damn his country—or his heart.
Vampire Basile Gagnon wants nothing more than to put the United States, its war, and the heartbreak he found on its shores far behind him. He has suffered the loss of one too many mortal lovers, and refuses to risk his heart again, not even for Emil, the mortal he turned away five years ago.
When Union soldier Emil Franks steps aboard Basile’s ship, his mission is to try to convince Basile to lend his vessel to the Union cause. But with one look at his former lover, he reveals far more—his lingering love for Basile.
Neither time nor the fires of war have dimmed their passion for each other, but not even the fact that Emil is now a vampire can sway Basile from his course. In two days’ time, he leaves for his native France.
On this war-torn Valentine’s Day, Emil must choose: Love? Or country?
Warning, this title contains the following: graphic language, and hot nekkid man-love.
Hot Ticket
Love’s the last thing you expect to find in the trash.
Elliot Graham doesn’t make mistakes. So when he ends up serving community service at a recycling plant for inadvertently buying stolen property, he’s certain it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to him. That is, until he finds tickets to a sold-out concert in the trash, tickets that immediately disappear into the pocket of the hottest—and most exasperating—guy he’s ever met.
Cade McKuen has never been one to follow society’s expectations. That’s why he’s serving time sorting trash for destroying his cheating ex-lover’s car rather than apologize. Finding those tickets is an unexpected bonus to an otherwise smelly sentence. But when cute, sputtering Elliot claims a share, Cade decides community service might be the best thing that’s happened to him all year.
Cade is determined to keep Elliot off balance and tap into the passion he senses is hidden under that buttoned-down exterior. Elliot is fascinated by Cade’s outrageous way of thumbing his nose at the world.
Opposites attract, but can passion be the ticket to something lasting?
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit male/male sex, graphic language.

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Serving Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best story by far is the last one, Hot Ticket by K.A. Mitchell. Court Appointed by Annmarie McKenna is a cute little romp about a federal judge who is trying to hide that he's gay and the secret service agent who has a crush on him. Oh, and someone's trying to kill him! As is the case with most of her stuff, it's high on fluff, low on substance, and left me feeling unsatisfied. For Love & Country by Mary Winter is a little better. A newly turned vampire going after the vampire who dumped him years ago for being human and too fragile, with a little revolutionary war tension thrown in. I don't know, the war thing seemed a strange setting, and not portrayed as frantic and desperate as I would assume those times actually were. Unconvincing, at best, but the characters have a bit of depth, and I actually got a little choked up. Finally, Hot Ticket by K.A. Mitchell saved the book! A chance meeting between two men at community service, where they find two tickets to an upcoming sold-out concert and are forced to interact over who gets to go. The real story is that these guys are from different worlds, and it's heartwarming to watch them get to know each other, and find out that the other's differences really make him more attractive. Well executed spin on an old theme, and the between-the-sheets action is flaming in more ways than one. Ok, sorry. Couldn't resist.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
First, the confession. I didn't realize this was M/M erotica until I got the book in the mail. I'm a fan of Annmarie McKenna and ordered it online without reading the blurb. Since some fellow online reading buddies have been urging me to try out the M/M genre, I thought "What the heck!" and dug in.

"Serving Love" is a three story anthology from Samhain. Each author's tale has a different feel and with one historical and two contemporaries, I figured this would be a nice way to 'ease' into the 'nekkid man-love' as advertised on the back cover.

"Court Appointed" by Annmarie McKenna is a contemporary tale of acceptance and love wrapped in a mystery/action story. Jackson is a court judge who is presiding over a mobster-affiliated trial. None of the threats bother him until he receives an item stolen from his home and delivered to his office. When the Agent who shows up to investigate is handsome Trey, Jackson isn't sure what to feel! But he does know they'll have to come to some kind of agreement in order to pay any attention to who's trying to kill him! ***These two are both hot and hot together. Coming from different backgrounds with different experiences in partners, it was touching to see how they both compromised to make their lives work together.

"For Love and Country" is Mary Winter's historical look at love and honor, and duty and country. New vamp and Union soldier Emil must face his ex-lover Basile, who broke it off to save himself the heartache of loving a mortal. But will Emil's new 'life' be enough? Especially when Emil will ask Basile to risk his life, and his ship, for Emil's country? ***This was my least favorite of the three. The conflict just didn't work well for me and I didn't get a strong feeling of connection or love between the two.

"Hot Ticket" was my favorite of the three. K.A. Mitchell's story of opposites and new love was very moving. Elliot is young and staid. Cade is an older free-spirit. But the attraction between them is undeniable. Elliot will need to learn quickly to make Cade see that years and experience can't match a heart filled with love. ***The emotion and tenderness between these two was a beautiful thing.

So, will I read more M/M? Probably. Will it become my favorite genre? I don't think so, if only because I still read a bit of everything and can't stand the thought of 'missing' out.