#Review #Series Up-Ending Tad - Volume 1-5 by Kora Knight

Title: Loser Takes All

Series: Up-Ending Tad Volume 1

Author: Kora Knight

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM/

Coming-out

Length: 73 Pages

Publisher: Kora Knight

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 5 Hearts

Blurb:

Tad’s weekend started out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now he’s forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways; accepting a couple broken bones or spending an hour with his victors’ favorite flogger, Scott. But the guy’s tantalizing torture quickly proves to be the least of Tad’s worries… and the kickoff to a night of raw, shocking lust.

Experience the graphic, minute-by-minute account of that hour spent at the hands of Tad’s insatiable tormentor. Addicting chemistry lights the stage as Scott ignites Tad’s reluctant desires into a frenzy of forbidden need.

ISBN:

B00NC2G2FK

 

Review

Wow, wow, wow! I fell in love with Tad and Scott from the get-go. I could read about these two every day. Yesterday, I did just that. I spent my entire day with these two amazing, funny, down to earth, men and read the entire (to date) collection of their stories. Right now, there are 5 volumes in the Up-ending Tad series and I’m going to start with Loser Takes All, Volume 1.

Kora Knight lays it out nicely in the blurb what the story is about. What I didn’t expect, however, was getting so wrapped up in their journey. I can say right now that I am completely, wholeheartedly, addicted to Tad and Scott.

Tad is a college student who has never really had a relationship with anyone. He’s dated girls here and there but never found that strong attraction that subconsciously he knew he should feel. When he first meets Scott he is very cautious and a little scared because he has no idea what to expect. He just knows a flogger is part of the deal, but holy moly, he got so much more.

Scott is everyone’s dream man. He’s gorgeous, sexy, built to the max, and he is funny as hell. One of the things I love most about him is his quick wit and easy going personality. Even though he is kind of making fun of Tad’s insecurities he still has a lot of patience and understanding knowing that Tad is out of his comfort zone. Scott nicknaming him “Shy-boy” describes him perfectly.

Tad has a really hard time letting down his guard. The more Scott talks, touches, and puts him through his paces, the more Tad relaxes and tries to enjoy the moment. As far as he is concerned, he is a straight man who has not found the perfect one yet. As the days go by, after his experience, he doesn’t understand why he can’t get Scott out of his mind. He relives everything that happened, day after day, deciding that seeing Scott again will stop all of this nonsense he is feeling. I’ll let ya know how that worked out for him in Volume 2, Test of Endurance.

Kora Knight has me hook, line, and sinker, with this series. The level of creativity she writes with is infectious. She writes with a descriptive narrative that pulls you in and you never want to leave. This is my first time reading a book where almost the entire thing is a sex scene. But, OMG, she definitely knows how to grab your attention and keep it. I don’t think I have enjoyed reading about sex, especially while the character is getting flogged, as I did with this book for quite a while. My jaws hurt from smiling so much. There was laughter and jokes but the whole time there was also an underlying feeling of sensitivity and a growing chemistry that is very addictive. All I know, I couldn’t wait to get started on the next one. I needed more…much more. 5 Stars

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Title: Test of Endurance

Series: Un-Ending Tad, Volume 2

Author: Kora Knight

Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, Coming-Out

Length:  80 Pages

Publisher: Kora Knight

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 5 Hearts

Blurb:

The last time Tad saw Scott, the ripped physical trainer left him with quite a lot to think about. And that's pretty much all Tad's been doing for nearly two weeks straight. At his wit's end, he seeks Scott out, voluntarily, on his own terms. Will the completely different setting offer what he's seeking; proof that their exchange's unexpected turn was just a random mishap? Hormones run amok and truly nothing more? Or will being in Scott's presence suggest something different... their newest encounter tempting Tad's resolve while testing his ultimate limits.

Warning: contains explicit gay sex.

ISBN: B00OA35882

 

Review

Tad can’t get Scot out of his mind. He finally decides that a visit is in order and once he sees Scott he will realize it was just some kind of fluke between them. Having Scott greet him with the biggest smile and his amazingly perfect teeth are not the images he needs to get him out of his mind. It’s very obvious Scott is just as excited to see Tad as Tad is to see him. It’s only been a couple of weeks since their first time meeting but Tad immediately feels jubilation that he doesn’t understand.

Tad has conflictions about Scott and what they could possibly mean. Scott is such an easy going guy that he puts Tad at ease as soon as they come into contact. They laugh and joke and make fun of each other and their banter is contagious. There is no way you can read their story and not smile from ear to ear.

Kora Knight keeps the flow going smoothly with the execution and transition from one volume to the next. You know where you are at all times and she allows us to hear both Tad and Scott’s inners musings. I love that we know what is going on in their heads, mainly Tad’s, at all times. We witness his insecurities and feel the emotional upheaval he is going through. As he tries to put together these pieces of himself that have never fit before, but now suddenly are falling into place, he realizes Scott is the missing piece that makes it work.

Again, the author sets the stage where Tad and Scott end up experimenting more and the pages literally just fly by. The scenes that the author portrays are so vivid and real. I think that is one reason I have enjoyed them so much. They feel real, they are real. By being privy to Tad’s thoughts, which are all valid questions that he wonders about, really makes the experience that much more enjoyable. The sex between them is super-HOT. Honestly, I could read these scenes every day, all day.

Tad is just as conflicted as before but one thing about it he is learning more about his body and what feels good and it all has to do with Scott. The chemistry they feel is only growing stronger and stronger and Tad can only hang on. But, wow, it is one HOT joy ride, and I can’t wait to get to the next volume, Sideline Submission, because I am just as hooked as Tad. 5 stars

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Title: Sideline Submission

Series: Up-Ending Tad, Volume 3

Author: Kora Knight

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM/

Coming-Out

Length:  103 Pages

Publisher: Kora Knight

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 5 Hearts

Blurb:

Round two with Scott hadn't been what Tad expected, but it did end up providing a few important realizations. For one, that crazy first encounter was definitely more than mere male hormones. Which meant he felt a true attraction to the guy. Something that explained his defenselessness against Scott's smoldering charms. Seriously, the dude had cut through his fortifications like the things hadn't even existed.

Which, yeah, was pretty unsettling.

So Tad had resolved to cope with his findings the only logical way he knew how: purge the guy from his system once and for all by staying away for good. Unfortunately, that proved way more uncomfortable than he'd anticipated. Seemed his "stupid infatuation" ran considerably deeper, which made going cold-turkey one miserable chore.

So when Scott unexpectedly seeks him out, Tad's too drained to fight his turmoil any longer. Allowing himself a much needed fix, he agrees to hang out, neither he nor Scott knowing Dom boy Max will end up part of the deal. What starts out as an unassuming evening quickly turns shockingly licentious. Question is, will Tad be able to handle it? And more importantly, what path will it send him down in his ongoing journey of discovery?

Warning: this 30k+ story includes strong BDSM elements and explicit gay sex.

Intended for mature audiences only.

ISBN: B00PYBITZS

Review

I love this series so much and one good thing about waiting to read it you can just keep going and going. In this volume, Ms. Knight, just keeps upping her brilliance and creativity and gives us, the readers, exactly what we need.

Tad was emotionally exhausted after their last encounter because he feels so many things that he can’t put into words. Staying away seems like the answer but it was the hardest thing he has ever done. Wearing himself out with exhaustion doesn’t damper his feelings and thoughts at all. He realized that more than ever when Scott finally takes the leap and comes looking for him.

Scott was definitely more exposed with his feelings in this installment. He opens up more to Tad with how he feels and they come to a mutual understanding that neither will allow time to separate them. As they are getting ready to spend time together and have some fun, Max, Scott’s roommate asks for a favor. He has a sub coming over for a scene and wants Tad and Scott to watch from the hidden room. Tad is little nervous not knowing what to expect but accepts just the same.

Max is someone I’m not too sure about yet. He definitely has his own story to tell and I have a feeling it’s going to be just as addicting as Tad and Scott. As Max gets busy with Sean, his sub, he really puts his Dominant hat on and yowser…it is a very hot session with many kinky elements. I was feeling the heat and so was Tad and Scott as they watch behind the mirror.

Max’s scene really set the scene for allowing Scott share more of himself. He is attracted to Tad more than just the physical yet he understands that Tad is going to need time to come to terms with what he is feeling. Scott has many facets that make him who he is and we are just starting to see more and more of them. He is very confident and secure in who he is as a human being. As conflicts ensue between them and Max after his session Scott is not going to allow Max to bring him down or interfere with the progress he is making with Tad.

Kora Knight excels in her ability to write sex scenes that are a living and breathing entity. Because they continue to talk, touch, and feel during their encounters, their emotions and thoughts are exposed for us to see. I love Scott and how he never hesitates to show Tad what he is feeling and thinking.

Each installment gets better and better and there is no doubt that this series is one I could read over and over. I have enjoyed reading each one so much and can’t wait to start on the next. Prized Possession is up next and, wow, doesn’t that just get your heart beating faster with anticipation of what’s to come. 5 stars

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Title: Prized Possession

Series: Up-Ending Tad, Volume 4

Author: Kora Knight

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM/Coming-Out

Length: 105 Pages

Publisher: Kora Knight

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 5 Hearts

Blurb:

With Tad's reservations firmly on the one-eighty, he's finally more at ease exploring this intriguing new part of himself, especially where his attraction, and affections, for Scott are concerned. But when their evening plans get cancelled, Tad winds up watching the guy in action at the gym instead. Kickboxing lessons lead to sparring, which in turn leads to a face-off more erotic than Tad could have ever imagined. With huge new boundaries crossed, both men are floored like never before. Have these milestones finally put all Tad's hang-ups behind him?

Warning: this 30k+ story includes erotically rough physical play and graphically explicit gay sex.

Intended for mature audiences only.

ISBN:B00TCPZ75M

 

Review

Oh my, Oh wow, this was the most erotic story I have had the absolute pleasure of reading in quite some time. I don’t know how Kora Knight can take 100 pages, give or take, and make them one big sex scene that literally has you holding your breath in fear of coming to the end too quickly. But, does she ever and OMG, I am so hooked. This series is an erotic read, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s not porn. It is a beautiful journey between two men who fit together like peas and carrots.

Tad and Scott have to rearrange their plans when Scott all of a sudden needs to fill in for a friend at the gym. He invites Tad to come and watch and be a part of his kick-boxing class. Since Tad has been wanting an opportunity to take him down for a while now this seems the perfect time.

Tad knows his feelings for Scott are getting stronger and stronger and he may be getting close to the “L” word. He’s never been in love with anyone so he is taking it slow and Scott understands.

After class, Tad really wants to show his dominance for a change. Every encounter they have had has always been with Scott taking the lead but Tad is ready to take the reins. Wrestling has definitely taken on new meaning and I don’t think I will ever see it that Tad and Scott will not come to mind. They have taken HOT to a whole new level.

Kora Knight works magic with her characters. The way she writes sex scenes between Tad and Scott and includes so many relevant factors like laughing, joking, touch, kissing, being serious when they need to be, it is absolutely incredible. Ms. Knight I believe you have ruined me, lol. Only in the best way, of course.

Prized Possession may be my favorite so far. It’s really hard to decide because each one is just pure perfection of sweet, sexy, and delicious goodness. I strongly encourage everyone to read this series. I know it has jumped to the top of most favorites and Ms. Knight has become an auto-buy for me. Bringing it Home is up next and my only regret is that it’s the last one until Fall. So so good!!! 5 Stars

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Title: Bringing It Home

Series: Up-Ending Tad Volume 5

Author: Kora Knight

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM/Coming-Out

Length: 121 Pages

Publisher: Kora Knight

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 5 Hearts

Blurb

It’s Friday night and Tad finds himself doing pretty much what he’d expected. Celebrating with his friends at a night club in honor of their buddy Breck’s birthday. The music’s pumping, drinks are flowing, as laughter and dancing bodies abound.

Nothing too outlandish, nothing unusual.

Until Scott and his own crew show up at the place. Funny how the one person Tad prefers above all others is the last person he wants to see. But now that he’s spotted the guy across the room, he can’t seem to take his eyes off him. Which winds up being a very bad thing. Seems Scott out in public with other attractive men is a much different story than Tad’s used to.

As one disturbing event after another unfolds, Tad splits before he loses his mind. But the breather he needs he does not get. In fact, things just go from bad to worse, the night ending on a note he never would have imagined. As things between Scott and him hit rock bottom, the only direction left must be up. If only Tad’s life would follow such a formula. But the path he’s been walking lately has never been that simple.

With a world of revelations finally revealed, can Tad find it in himself to make peace with Scott’s past so they can finally head into the future?

Warning: Contains exceptionally explicit gay sex. Intended for mature audiences only.

ISBN:B00XDKOXFM

 

Review

As Scott and Tad get closer, new revelations come to a head. Coming out is a big deal to Tad and something he didn’t think he would ever have to face. He is going to do it because he knows Scott is it for him. But, when he freezes when Scott wants to meet his friends hurt feelings ensue. As soon as Tad gets the birthday party over with for his friend he plans on telling all of them about Scott. However, before that can happen, Scott shows up at the same bar with his own friends.

Tad is used to being with Scott by himself without other people around. When he sees him interact with his friends and other men at the bar he doesn’t like it one bit. When the scene becomes too much he walks out to go home. He didn’t count on Scott following him out and he sure didn’t count on him following him home.

This installment was hard to read, at times. Tad and Scott have their first major fight and it is a big one. Both say things they didn’t mean and Scott reveals some things that make Tad start to question their relationship.

Kora Knight brilliantly takes Tad and Scott through some pretty emotional situations but with the help of friends and his own determination, Tad is not going to give up that easily. Scott is the one for him and he will not stop until he convinces Scott of the same.

Sex through each installment has been some of the most erotic and hottest scenes I have ever read. But, make-up sex? The author does not let us down but I didn’t think she would. I went through a lot of emotions in this book. From tears, to smiling, to cheering that everything was looking up and hopefully on the right path. When Tad opens up and tells Scott how he has related everything together with different aspects throughout their journey so far, was so captivating and gratifying to read.

Kora Knight has written an exceptionally well-thought out series with characters that are perfect for each other. The character development that each man shows as the weeks go by is amazing. From book 1 to book 5, Ms. Knight has executed it flawlessly. This series is one that I will definitely read over and over for many reasons. The flow is seamless and the dialogue is spot on taking the reader on an erotic adventure but at the same time building a beautiful relationship between two very charismatic guys that are perfect for each other.

Book 6 comes out in the fall and I will be waiting on pins and needles for its release. Thank you Kora Knight for a truly breathtaking spectacular series that evokes so much love and goodness.. 5 Stars