A MelanieM Review: Stud Player (King of Hearts, #2) by Havan Fellows


Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

STud Player coverIn a world where supernatural creatures openly exist, who can blame them for coalescing in one of the most fascinating and erotic places on earth? Welcome to New Orleans.

A conflicted incubus…

Laurant knows sex. As an incubus, he needs it to live. What he doesn’t need or understand are all those sticky and obnoxious ooey gooey emotions that humans intertwine with the physical act of enjoyment. So he’s less than pleased with his firsthand introduction to those feelings in reference to his last meal…they’re actually driving him insane. Crazy enough that he’ll face off against the baddest of his kind to keep his delectable morsel safe and sound and hopefully on his menu.

Not just your average blue-plate special…

Sure, in a moment of duress, Gun fed Laurant. The demon lay on the floor, bleeding from a wound meant for him—what else could he do but enjoy the ride the sex demon needed to heal. Unfortunately, the dangerous conclusion and surprising aftermath of their coupling only cements Gun’s need to know who he is and where he comes from…and to keep his distance from the enticing and deadly incubus.

So it really sucks when the incubus may be the only one that can keep him alive.

Who will turn out to be the King of Hearts in Havan Fellows’ King of Hearts series for Pulp Friction 2015?  I love that it’s getting harder and harder to figure out who that title will belong to with each new installment. Stud Player supplies us with more questions than answers and that’s a wonderful thing.

Laurant, our over-the-top incubus with a taste for men seemed more destined for the title of King of Casual Sex than the King of Hearts.  He loves them, as many as possible, and then leaves them behind, alive but definitely alone at the end of each encounter. It’s a necessary flibbertigibbet lifestyle brought on by the fact that his kind are forbidden to kill  their “food” and feeding on humans more than once brings with it less than favorable complications. Then a mysterious stranger appeared and everything changed, no matter how much Laurant refuses to see it.  That mystery person, Gun (a name given to him by Laurant) is becoming even more of an enigma to all, including himself, as each new interaction with Laurant and gang reveals new sides to Gun in practically every way.

Gun is a wonderful character, strong, more than a match for Laurant at his sexy best.  Yet the man knows nothing about himself, how he got to New Orleans and most importantly, why he can’t remember anything about well anything that concerns himself.  And Laurant finds himself impossibly attracted and protective of Gun.  Especially after he “kills” Gun, or thinks he does in a moment of absolute need.  That event proves Laurant  wrong about so many assumptions he’s made about Gun and just highlights the need for more information about the mysteries that surround the sexy stranger.

Take all that, throw in a disapproving father demon, an Incubus Council on the warpath and Havan Fellows delivers a sparkling, sexy mystery that pulls you in and refuses to let you go.  With each new story, my liking for these characters deepen.  Fellows reveals new supporting characters with each story that add an emotional heft to each person’s present situation and gives us a bit more of their  past.  Or at least Laurant’s past.

In true serialized fiction style, we are left with another enormous mystery concerning Gun after a major dynamic scene that exciting, full of suspense, and one element that’s satisfyingly shocking.  Someone so deserved what happened to him.  *claps* And still with all that action, we are left with complications, questions, and absolutely no answers.  Will that frustrate you?  I’m almost positive it will but it will keep you thinking until the next story is ready to be picked up and devoured.  Boy, I hope that’s soon.  Answers!!!!  I want answers!  And lots more sexy encounters between Laurant and Gun.  Love this pair.   You will too.

Not familiar with the King of Hearts series, author Havan Fellows or the Pulp Friction Gang’s series of interconnected fiction?  This is a great place to start.  No, not this story, but the series.  Head to the beginning round of stories.  I have listed them all below.  Read them in sequence and together to round out the communal plot and connected characters.  It’s fun, its a sexy romp and its not to be missed.  Consider this and all of them highly recommended!

Cover art by Laura Harner.  Love the model on this  cover.  I’m thinking this is Gun as Laurant would never be this scruffy.

Sales Links:  All Romance (ARe) – Amazon    Buy It Here

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 54 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Lime Time Press
edition languageEnglish
seriesPulp Friction 2015 #5, Jack of Spades #2

About Pulp Friction 2015
Lee Brazil ~ Havan Fellows ~ Parker Williams ~ Laura Harner

The Pulp Friction 2015 Altered States Collection.
Four authors.
Four Series.
Twenty books.
One supernatural finale.
Spend a year with the creatures that go bump in the night…fighting for their rights to exist and protecting the innocents of The Big Easy. A diverse group of friends trying to find their place in a world they never had to “fit” into before.
Although each series can stand alone, we believe reading the books in the order they are released will increase your enjoyment.
Round One:
Drawing Dead (Jack of Spades: 1) by Lee Brazil
Blind Stud (King of Hearts: 1) by Havan Fellows
The Devil’s Bedpost (Four of Clubs: 1) by Parker Williams
Diamonds and Dust (Ace of Diamonds: 1) by Laura Harner

Round Two:

Stud Player (King of Hearts #2) by Havan Fellows
Dead Blind (Jack of Spades #2) by Lee Brazil
Up the Ante (Four of Clubs #2) by Parker Williams

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