Review and Giveaway: The Brazen Boys Series by Daryl Banner

Enjoy the first four books in the Brazen Boys series in this discounted box set collection. The Brazen Boys are standalone M/M romance novellas. They can be read in any order.

*** Contains: male/male sexuality, and adult language ***


#1 : “Dorm Game (The Brazen Boys)”

#2 : “On The Edge (The Brazen Boys)”

#3 : “Owned By The Freshman (The Brazen Boys)”

#4 : “Dog Tags (The Brazen Boys)”

DORM GAME (Book 1)
Andrew is the muscular dream boy from Intro to Psych. Michael is the lonely kid desperate for a new roommate. When a class project – and one very reckless decision – forces them together, an unstoppable game of teasing, torment, and pleasure begins. Michael will soon learn that Andrew’s sexual interests are far from ordinary …

ON THE EDGE (Book 2)
It is Derek’s birthday and there’s nothing he wants more than the mysterious, musclebound boy from the website who goes by the name Edge. When an accidental keystroke brings the dream boy to Derek’s house – in the flesh – Derek soon learns he’s in for a lot more than he would ever bargain for in a surprise birthday gift …

Thomas Kozlowski, the not-so-easily impressed acting professor, can’t get his hot new college freshman Justin Brady out of his head. Sexy bod, killer smile and a taste for taking charge, this cocky nineteen-year-old is Thom’s forbidden fantasy. The professor wants a lesson in getting owned, and the strapping young freshman is all too eager to give it.

DOG TAGS (Book 4)
Growing up, Jesse was lonely, bullied, and misunderstood. Brandon was the scary, messed-up boy next door. When Jesse hears that Brandon is home on leave from the military, he discovers his childhood neighbor’s Army training has turned him into a hard-bodied beast. Jesse can’t keep his eyes off of him. They are no longer children. They have different needs. The summer just became full of possibilities.

Dorm Game
This is a sexy read that I enjoyed the heck out of. Poor Michael! He wants to have a relationship with Andrew, but he’s willing to take what he can get though. Andrew is clearly unsure about the whole label thing, but you can tell he has deep feelings for Michael. Some of the games they played were so freaking hot and sexy. I loved the ending though. Michael explains what he wants so well, and Andrew just listens and gets it!
On The Edge
This is a fun story. I so predicted the “oops” moment. But it led to such a fun course of events. Edge is very sweet for how he’s portrayed in the beginning from his site and through Derek’s eyes. I was afraid it was going to be a bittersweet ending. But I was pleasantly surprised. There’s definite hope for a future for these two. And some of the games they up to were super hot. I enjoyed this sexy romp with two unlikely guys.
Owned By The Freshman
This story isn’t what I expected. Or it doesn’t at way at least. It definitely starts out that way though. I liked the back and forth, word play between professor and student through the first half of the story. Writing good flirting-but-not scenes are hard and these were very well done. I kind of wish there was more about the guys at the end. But there could definitely be a sequel to see these two some more. Please?
Dog Tags
These two are so sweet together. Brandon is an enigma in the beginning. But you can tell quickly that he is deep and loves strongly. Jesse falls for Brandon quickly and you feel for him throughout as he’s unsure of where he stands with Brandon, especially since Brandon acts kind of blasé about the whole thing. I loved the scene where Brandon stands up to Jesse’s stepbrother Ronnie. That’s when you can tell they;re going to make it and be amazing together. Their little sir-yes-sir role play towards the end of the story? Hot as all get out!

Dorm Game (Book 1)
His eyes narrow. Andrew looks so sexy when his eyes narrow. Especially wearing nothing but those loose, acid-washed jeans sagged just enough to show the black waistband of his boxers, the brand printed in giant green block letters across it. With a voice as hard and unforgiving as iron, he repeats the question patiently to me. He knows how deeply I’m breathing without even listening. I’d swear he even knows my heart rate, my thoughts. He knows the answer in my jagged sighs and can tell whether it’s reward or punishment I crave. His strong jaw working to produce the words of the question, I’m distracted by the beauty of this boy I’ve let into my life, this boy who drips sexuality. He sweats and I’m horny. He rubs a spot on his shoulder and I’m hard in an instant. I’ve wanted Andrew for so long and now I have him. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, he has me. Fastened to a bed, at his total mercy, it’s pretty fucking clear I’m not going anywhere.

On The Edge (Book 2)
I’m distracted so horribly when he raises his arms to throw open my cabinets, his shirt lifting up and giving me an intoxicating peek at his lower back, all the thick muscles curving and pointing and directing and flexing, leading their way toward the obvious piece of fucking Leonardo Da Vinci-caliber art that is his ass.

Owned By The Freshman (Book 3)
He’s such a cocky fucker.

You know the type. He’s hot shit and he knows it. Overconfident. Strutting to class, he’s surrounded by his bros. His snug, hot shit clothes show off all the best parts of his body, which is perfectly proportionate and an obvious result of daily trips to the gym—or he’s got perfect genes, which is somehow just as likely. He kicks up his feet in my classroom, sporting his bright red-and-white high tops. Carefree and above it all, this tool. Even his hair’s cocky, swept up into a proud little tuft in the front.

What a cocky shit.

Dog Tags (Book 4)
The first channel I come by shows a bunch of shirtless military boys marching through the rain. It’s a movie or a comedy or something, can’t say what it is and, to put it bluntly, I don’t care; the boys are hot and that’s all I seem to notice.

Their muscles firm, their bodies jogging in perfect unison—like they were part of one machine, synchronized, unyielding—I watch as their dog tags bounce on their proud chests.

And each of their faces is Brandon’s face.

About Daryl:
Daryl Banner is a writer and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology.

He does not write in any single genre, as his stories tend to span several. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence. He is thrilled by putting his characters in terrible situations where they must face choices and challenges that seem impossible to overcome.

Daryl Banner writes science fiction / urban fantasy, M/M romance, and post-apocalyptic fantasy. He cannot wait to hear what you think about his stories and welcomes (and responds to!) all feedback.

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page. He also composes original soundtracks that accompany some of his books.

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