ARC REVIEW: BRIT BOYS: WITH TOYS (M/M ANTHOLOGY) 8 British Authors - 8 Erotic Stories

released 12.22.15

Title: Brit Boys with Toys


Series: M/M Boxed Set


Author: Ashe Barker, M.K. Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace, Lily Harlem, Ashley Lister, Sarah Masters, Tabitha Rayne


Genre: M/M Erotic Romance Boxed Set

Length: 376 Pages

Publisher: Self published

Heat Level: Explicit




 From coast to coast and city to country Brit boys enjoy playing with each other and their toys. Not any old toys, though; guitars, rope, plugs and Moleskine journals all prove to be enormous fun. Throw in a shop that’s wall to wall with kinky ideas, a journalist on the lookout for the next big thing, and Dominants who insist on obedience and there’s sure to be something to cater for everyone’s taste. 

Whether it’s a quickie or a slow indulgence, Brit boys know how to hit the spot and they aim to please every time. So take a ride, fly high, come enjoy these sexy boys and their toys. 

Brit Boys: With Toys is an anthology of M/M stories written by British authors, featuring British characters in British locations.


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Hard Riders start off with two men who are complete opposites in every way except for their true passion…motorcycles.

While Liam is drooling over the most beautiful Ducati he has ever seen he is approached by the owner who is just as beautiful as his machine.

Jackson can tell immediately Liam is in awe of his motorcycle but also with him. Asking Liam if he wants to take a ride turns into a hot and passionate encounter that neither expected.

Succumbed to the fact that meeting Liam was probably a one-time experience, a hell of one at that, Jackson is completely caught off guard when he sees Liam browsing for kink toys in his own shop.

Hard Riders is a captivating story that had me glued to the pages from the very start. In just a few short pages I was already in love with both characters and hated to see their story come to an end.

The author tells a really great story, includes humor that will have you smiling from ear to ear, and writes sex scenes that are hot and addicting. The British terms are easy to figure out and didn’t slow me down.

Overall, a very enjoyable story that I would definitely recommend to other readers. A new author, to me, and one that I enjoyed immensely.





Alex is a journalist trying to get his big story and make a name for himself and he hopes that by going into a grimy, stinky, underground fight club, he will get his big break.

He should have only one goal and that is to interview Connor, a fighter in the club, nose around a little to see if there are illegal activities going on and write his story.

He never imagined that he would be turned on by Connor, pulled in so deeply and quickly by his magnetism and brains, to the point where the story no longer was the focus, but this connection he has with the big muscled, tattooed and scarred fighter.

Connor is just as taken by Alex, but he is a little surprised when Alex agrees to go back to his place with him, and more so when he agrees to be tied up.

Alex is falling pretty hard for Connor but he still has a story to write. Going behind Connor’s back to get the story may just put their newly formed relationship to a grinding halt before it even has a chance to get going.

This story is fast paced and takes the reader on an emotional journey. Connor left Japan for a reason and my heart hurt for him as he tells his story.

He and Alex should be the equivalent of night and day but they are made for each other and a perfect fit. The sexual chemistry between the two is off the charts and their time together in Connor’s playroom is hot and sexy.

The whole story was really good and I would love to see more from these two and where their story goes from here. I would definitely read more from this author who sucked me into the story and kept me from start to finish.




Aaron and Blake are already in a committed relationship working at the same hospital. Aaron is a hospital porter and Blake is a doctor so their schedules very seldom matches up. Planning sneak sessions in the supply closet is one way to see each other during their shifts.

The story is focused on Aaron’s birthday week-end and wow…what a week-end Blake has planned out for both their enjoyments.

Blake is the dominant one in the relationship and it’s very easy to tell that Aaron loves his submissive role. As a matter of fact, it’s very easy to tell that these two love each other very much no matter what role they may be playing. They have been together for a decade and spicing up their sex life certainly adds creativity to their relationship.

Lucy Felthouse has written an engaging and delightful tale that will keep your full attention. The love these two characters have for each other is such a joy to read. There is no angst in this one just fun and lots of love.

Throughout the entire story, the reader can feel the emotions between these two characters, and it will keep a smile on your face from start to end.

The BDSM aspects of the book are written extremely well and you understand that Blake and Aaron only have the most heartfelt intentions for each other and there isn’t anything more important than love and acceptance in their relationship.

A beautiful and endearing story that will make your heart feel good. If you just have a short amount of time but want something that will give you joy, this is definitely the story to do just that.






The author sets Toys For Boys up as herself running out of time to write her story for the anthology. She doesn’t have any idea of what to write when she notices two rain-soaked fellas needing a room for the night and to their dismay, there isn’t any available.

Offering to change rooms so that Will and Doc, the two fellas, will have some place dry for the night, and a warm bath, they quickly get to work moving their things around.

Sitting down for some tea, Will and Doc offer their thanks again and begin to tell the author their journey of walking the Coast to Coast. As the author listens intently to their adventures, the story she needs finally begins to form.

Will and Doc have never met prior to the journey they are embarking but they quickly make a good team. Doc is the journalist and Will the photographer and they are to chronicle their walk from Coast to Coast.

They start off pretty much hating each other, but they can’t hide the attraction they feel. They soon become like two peas in a pod, arguing and making up, or laughing hysterically at each other. They are the perfect combo even though they hate to admit it.

This story was fun and exciting and the banter back and forth pretty much kept a smile on my face through the entire story. Their chemistry is off the charts hot and I loved their kinky play, which may have involved a river rock.

It was definitely a very enjoyable short story with loads of humor and equal sexiness that keeps the reader completely engaged. I really liked the way the author set up the story and can’t help but wonder if it’s true.





Rhodri and Darius meet through Gay Hook Ups and even though the questions were very personal, it seems they made a perfect match.

Their first meeting is at a restaurant and over dinner and drinks they get to know each other briefly and quickly assess they have the same wants and desires. But, Darius is disheartened when their evening is over and he is sent home in a taxi.

Everything went as Rhodri had planned and he knows Darius wasn’t happy being sent home with no further contact but that was all part of his plan.

When they meet up a week later its Rhodri’s turn to be surprised. Darius may not have been as forthcoming as he should have been, but he plans to have a wonderful evening with his new Dom.

This is a very short story, but the author does a good job of getting quite a bit of information in about the two characters and even though they have only just met they both are in agreement with everything that takes place.

It’s fast paced and centered around their date so the reader is left with deciding if that’s all there is for the couple or if they continue on.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and want to believe they have more fun together in the future.




As Ken sits listening to Mike recite poems, he’s completely enamored by him. He wants to be confidant like him and finds his attraction is getting stronger. He finally gets the nerve to approach him, but he struggles to talk.

Mike appears as though he has everything he needs, but he’s hiding from his own fears and failings. When Ken approaches him and asks for help with reading his poems in front of an audience, he invites him to his flat.

The storyline with Open Mike was interesting and I thought particularly clever how the author connects the two characters with their past. However, I had a hard time connecting with the story for different reasons.

The author's descriptive narrative came off as unbelievable to me, therefore pulling me from the story. I think it has great potential, but unfortunately, it didn't work for me.

 For the most part, the sex is off page, with the exception of kissing and some fondling,. It doesn’t have the BDSM elements as the other stories, but it has a super-fast romance. If you’re concerned about the kinky play, this will be the story for you.






All work and no play makes Morton a very dull fella. His life is boring and has no love life to speak of. He, frequently, fantasizes about Warren, his accountant, so when he walks in to his office with a business problem, Morton goes for it and invites him to go on a mini vacation.

Warren gives off the impression he is all fun and games, but the truth is he’s anything but.  He’s taken by surprise when his boss asks him along, so living up to his reputation, he blurts out that what he really wants is to have sex with him.

Morton and Warren discover they have a lot of similarities and agree to be open and honest about what they want. It seems to work out well, because they both want each other and not just for a week-end fling.

I Get You is a great title for this short story because once the characters start opening up and being honest with themselves as well as each other, they are very compatible. When they make it to the bedroom and express their true desires they are both relieved they are still on equal footing.

Adding a little kink to their trip is just what they both need and realize it’s never too late to get what you want. Their chemistry is hot and explosive, and they connect perfectly. An easy flowing story that was a joy to read.




Kel is a slob and his self-esteem is non-existent. But, when he is on stage, his guitar in his hands, he feels incredible. He makes love with his guitar as he rocks out with his bandmates. Away from the lights and stage, he can’t get away from his thoughts that plague him with self-doubt.

The only thing he finds more perfect than or as perfect as his guitar is a guy in the audience he watches profusely. He almost trips up when he realizes Mr. Perfection is staring back at him.

Damian feels like he’s known Kel for months because he follows him to every gig. Watching him make love to his guitar makes him want that same connection with Kel. He fakes a car break down on the road to gain Kel’s attention and the sparks fly for both of them.

Kel and Damian, both, have some skeletons in their closet that they need to overcome. Together they sort out their feelings and their relationship soars. Their time together is raw, hungry, and tense, which creates hot and sexy chemistry.

The author’s originality in this short tale leads to a great story and she writes with passion and an urgency that really keeps the reader glued to the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would read more from this author.

                    4.5 Stars Overall 

 ** I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review from the publisher/author**

**I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review from the publisher/author**