"Recommended Read!...Simply put, Never Let Go is an incredible book. M. L. Rhodes’s deep characterization made it easy to care about both Will and Ethan, and I was very moved by their deep love for each other. They face serious obstacles in the story, but I never stopped rooting for them. Each step in the story brought me closer to the characters. I laughed, cried, and rejoiced right along with them as the book unfolded. One of the best things about the story was the way Will and Ethan grew and changed. Ethan begins the story self-assured and outgoing, but after his ordeal, he emerges much different. Will starts out shy and biddable. Near the end, they had somewhat of a role-reversal, and yet they were still essentially the same men they had been before—just with more facets. This is my first book by Ms. Rhodes, but it certainly won’t be my last! Never Let Go is a sweet, hot, vastly enjoyable story of finding love, losing it, and finding it again. I definitely recommend this book. It will leave you believing in second chances."--Cassie, Joyfully Reviewed
"Recommended Read!...5 Kisses!...An emotional story that had me crying in my chair. I fell in love with Will and Ethan and my heart broke for the devastation they both suffered during Ethan’s absence. Will’s love for Ethan is never in any doubt, but his pain is so gut-wrenching that the only way he can survive is to harden himself against Ethan when he comes back. Ethan’s life has never been easy, in fact, his past is full of pain, but he is willing to endure more in order to secure Will’s heart again. I don’t believe any reader out there will be able to read this fantastic story with a dry eye! And there's one particular super hot BDSM man-on-man love scene that will leave you breathless!"--Tara Renee, TwoLips Reviews
"5 Roses!...M. L. Rhodes has a way with words that draws you in immediately. I loved this story. Loved the friendship Will and Ethan shared, the pains, the ups and downs of life, and the secrets that all of us have held back from the one we love. I look forward to reading more by this author!"--Nicole, My Book Cravings
"4 Stars!...A M/M romance that delivers. What an emotional, heart-warming story of two men who must get over the secrets in their lives to connect with one another in love. The characters have depth and intensity that make you fall in love with them. Will is fascinating as he goes from an uncertain younger man to a take-charge lover with the power of forgiveness. And Ethan starts out as a man who wants it all but knows he can’t have it to a person willing to change and accept the love waiting for him. The pacing is great, the descriptions detailed, and the storyline both believeable and interesting...A keeper."—Raven, Pulp Fiction
"5 Angels!...M. L. Rhodes has once again created a poignant and heart-breaking story with two very real-to-life men who draw on the reader's heart strings. On the surface, Ethan is a happy-go-lucky, popular guy, but in reality his real life is much darker than that. Will is one of the few people who realizes the difficulties to Ethan’s life and, even as a young man, does whatever he can to help Ethan. Loving Ethan is just an extension of his friendship and he will do whatever he can to see that Ethan is happy, even to his own detriment. When Ethan and Will come together, a torch is lit within them that even time can’t extinguish. Thanks go to M. L. Rhodes for another delightful story."--Theresa, Fallen Angels Reviews
"5 Hearts!...An amazing book about two men who love each other and consider themselves family. They are very well-written characters, with their lives explained perfectly. There are twists and turns in this book that I found unexpected, but fascinating to read. As they start to learn more about each other, the two men have HOT sex, which I found to be fabulous...The plot was perfect; I did not find a single bump or misstep in the entire book. Ms. Rhodes has an incredible ability to tell a story and I LOVED this one immensely. I highly recommend Never Let Go to everyone. You will love it."--Marcy Arbitman, The Romance Studio
"...Well worth reading, and the love scenes are intense, sensual, and emotional...A tightly written erotic love story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading...This is why I recommend stopping by Amber Allure to pick up a copy today."--Nickole Yarbrough, RRT Erotic
...When Will glanced up, it was to find his friend with his head tipped back, his eyes closed, and a look of exquisite agony creasing his lean, handsome face.
“That feels so good. Better than good. Touch me for real.”
Will shoved the damp briefs down to pull tight at Ethan’s thighs, allowing his cock the freedom to bob upward in invitation.
Before Will could finish admiring it, Ethan was nudging it against his lips.
He grasped Ethan’s ass in both hands and smiled up at him. “Did you want something?”
“Shit, don’t tell me you’re a tease?” Ethan’s eyelids were half-closed, and his voice rasped with ragged hunger.
“Why do I get the feeling you’d like that?”
“Right now what I want is your mouth on me.”
Will ran his tongue around the ridge of Ethan’s crown, savoring the slightly salty flavor of him, then moved down to lick long strokes along his hot, turgid shaft until it glistened wet in the moonlight.
His own balls heavy with lust at the sight and taste and sound of Ethan’s desire, Will returned to the head of Ethan’s cock, bathing it, delving into the leaking slit with the tip of his tongue, then finally drawing the thick head into his mouth, eliciting an appreciative shudder from Ethan. He rolled his friend’s balls in one hand, and with his other, held Ethan’s ass and drew him closer, slowly, inch by inch, swallowing his length as he did.
Oh, God…fuck… was pretty much what Will was thinking right then, too. He had Ethan Gallagher’s cock in his mouth. The one person he’d never thought this could happen with.
He wasn’t sure if he was dizzy from the after-effects of his unusual-for-him alcoholic binge earlier or because of what was happening at the moment. But he suspected the only thing he was drunk on right now was Ethan. His taste, his scent, and the way his shaft twitched and pulsed in his mouth.
Will pulled back just enough for Ethan’s length to almost slide free, then swallowed it again, this time deeper still until his nose was buried in the warm curls at Ethan’s groin. Ethan groaned.
Will fought between wanting to suck hard and fast, gorging himself like a starving man, or taking his time to savor every millimeter, every sensation. He settled for somewhere in between, going for long, slow, sweeping licks, followed by bursts of hard, deep strokes and suction.
Oh, yeah. Will’s own member was so hard it hurt, smashed as it still was inside his pants, but it was worth it to hear Ethan’s desperate grunts, to feel Ethan’s cock thickening and lengthening in his mouth, to feel his control slipping away.
But then Ethan was holding his head and pulling free. “Wait. Stop… Stop,” he commanded.
His chest squeezing, Will looked up at him, wondering if he’d changed his mind after all.
“Everything okay?” he asked, almost not wanting to hear the response.
“Too many clothes. Not enough skin.” He stood, toed off his shoes, then kicked aside his pants and briefs.
Will had been tempted to help, but instead found himself mesmerized at the site of Ethan’s lean, graceful body. The moonlight, bathing him in silver, enhanced every muscular curve of his arms, pecs, ass. His erection bobbed up and down as he moved, making Will’s mouth water.
“Do you have any idea how damned beautiful you are?” Will murmured. “Or how long I’ve wanted to see you like this?”
The easy, cocky smile was back on Ethan’s face. “You saw me just like this the summer between our junior and senior years of high school. Remember when we were camping up in the Pecos and went skinny dipping in the river?”
Will chuckled at the memory, but a new throb surged in his cock at the same time. “Yeah, I remember. It was your brilliant idea to strip and swim in the moonlight.”
“But the water was fucking freezing! Remember?”
“I remember thinking my dick was going to fall off.”
Ethan unfastened Will’s pants. In a fluid movement, he slid them and Will’s boxer briefs down his legs and threw them over the edge of the bed. “And I remember thinking,” he said in a low, hoarse voice, “how much I wanted to touch your dick. Just like this.” He wrapped his fingers around Will’s shaft and squeezed...