If you haven’t jumped into bed with K.A. Mitchell and her sexy men, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Erotic, emotional, and funny, Mitchell’s books build endearing m/m relationships with plenty of hot sex, light BDSM (in most of the stories), and even hotter emotional issues. Humor mixed with angst creates a heady combination as you follow the loves and lives of these memorable men.
Ms. Mitchell currently writes five series, in addition to standalones. Her Florida Books series starts with Diving in Deep; the series details first love and the journey to finding it. There are four books in all.
You never forget your first time.
Cameron Lewis loves his job as an instructor/trainer for a water safety firm that inspects water parks. He gets to travel from March through September, always moving on to something different. When a strange emptiness starts plaguing him, he chalks it up to turning thirty. He manages to shake off the feeling—until he walks into a classroom and discovers that the eye candy in the front row is actually a very grown up version of his best-friend’s kid brother.
Noah Winthrop never forgot his first time. Scary, painful and then absolutely amazing—and with Cameron, the guy he’d always wanted. He’s had a crush on his brother’s best friend since puberty and now nothing will keep him from finally getting Cameron Lewis to notice him. Even though Cameron once rejected him, Noah is determined to get it right this time.
Mitchell’s Bad in Baltimore series goes into darker subject matter—revenge and rebounds—with Bad Company and Bad Boyfriend. And of course there are some very sexy, sexy men.
In Bad Company, the first book of the series, some things are sweeter than revenge.
“I need a boyfriend.”
Hearing those words from the mouth of his very straight ex-friend is enough to make columnist and editor Nate Gray choke on his Corona. It’s been thirteen years since Kellan Brooks’s father crushed Nate’s family on his climb to wealth and power. Even longer since he entrusted Kellan with the confession that he might be gay—only to have his best friend out and humiliate him to their entire high school. The last thing Nate expects is Kellan begging for his help.
Breaking off his engagement to a senator’s daughter was the last straw for Kellan’s CEO father. Frustrated at being cut off, his father’s stinging words—that he wishes Kellan had never been born—still ringing in his ears, Kellan turns to Nate. In a move worthy of a corporate raider, Kellan plans the ultimate revenge. Come out as the boyfriend of the man his homophobic father betrayed. Convincing Nate to play along isn’t easy. It’s even harder to figure out why the lie feels so close to the truth.
Bad Boyfriend, the second book, shows what happens when a young man’s partner of 10 years decides to marry his pregnant girlfriend. Sometimes it’s good to be bad. Real good…
After Eli Wright came out, his parents threw him out. In the five years since, he’s made his own way, lived by his own rules, determined to never change himself—not for anyone. He’s not against finding Mr. Right, but Mr. Right Now will do just fine.
Quinn Maloney’s reward for ten years of faithfully keeping his closeted boyfriend’s secrets? A hell of a wake-up call to go with his morning coffee. Not only did Peter have affairs, he went straight to marry his pregnant girlfriend—and Quinn was to never reveal their history.
With the baby’s baptism looming and Quinn expected to put on a polite front, he decides he’s had enough of playing the peacekeeper. One wink from a much younger, eyeliner-wearing guy in a bar, and Quinn’s found a perfectly outrageous date for the occasion.
The date goes better than he ever imagined. And so much worse, as Eli convinces everyone they’re madly in love. That wasn’t part of the plan, but the more Quinn learns about the man behind the makeup, the more he wishes it was true.
My favorite series is the Ohio Books series. More emotionally-vested, this series follows already established couples and the pitfalls we all face when in a committed relationship. There are two books in the series.
In Regularly Scheduled Life, it’s a long way back to happily ever after.
Sean and Kyle have enjoyed six perfect years of what their friends called a “disgustingly happy” relationship. But what happens one sunny Tuesday morning in October might be more than even the most loving couple can survive. When the bell rings that morning in chemistry teacher Sean Farnham’s first-period class, a terrifying sound fills the halls-gunshots. Without considering the consequences, Sean runs to tackle the shooter, sustaining a bullet wound to his leg. Despite his actions, he is unable to save the lives of the principal and two students.
Architect Kyle DeRusso hears about the shooting on the radio, and in the flash of an instant finds his life irrevocably altered. Everything-especially his heart-hangs suspended in a nightmare until he finds out Sean is alive. It doesn’t matter that Sean will be left with a permanent limp. Kyle’s just relieved the worst is over. Or is it? Putting that day behind them isn’t as simple as it sounds. As Sean struggles to make something positive out of the tragedy, Kyle fights to save their relationship from the dangers of publicity-and Sean’s unwillingness to face how the crisis has changed him.
If you’re looking for the perfect balance of angst, humor, and love in your m/m relationship stories, then take a chance on K.A. Mitchell’s sexy boys. You won’t be disappointed.