Spencer Rook – Curtain Up


Author
: Spencer Rook
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781613723135

Erik Waite has a Master’s of Arts in Theater, little money and no job.  So, when his friend Michelle asks (begs) him to take a job in the ensemble of a new musical that her current boyfriend is directing, he argues only a little bit before agreeing. He is dismayed to show up and realize the theater is a dump and the play not very good.  However, to … Continue reading

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Christiane France – Blues in the Night


Author:
 Christiane France
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Amber Allure
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781611241563

This was a difficult book to rate, because I thought the premise had a lot of angst and potential, and the main characters of Alain and Kenny were fairly likeable, but that might be the problem.  Everything in it was “sort of”.   The story is told in third person POV of Alain, a high-powered lawyer who is in Marseille, celebrating the closing of a high profile case and … Continue reading

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Erica Pike – Hot Hands


Author:
 Erica Pike
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
No Boundaries
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
N/A

This short story has a bit of mystery, a bit of light bondage, a bit of angst and quite a bit of funny.  Casper is a college student who was viciously harassed and bullied for his sexuality in high school (after being outed by his then best friend).  It has hurt him deeply, and he’s a bit shy and untrusting of going after the men he wants.  … Continue reading

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Kayla Bain-Vrba – Saints & Sinners


Author
: Kayla Bain-Vrba
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781620041123

This is part of the Kiss Me Quick Valentine bundle from Less Than Three.  This short story tells of Ephraim, who had planned on spending Valentine’s  Day in his apartment with reality TV and Chinese food.  His friend Andrew has other plans for him, however, and insists Ephraim come to a singles party, which Ephraim reluctantly does.   While there, he meets Jason, a tattooed muscle … Continue reading

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Erica Kealey – Waiting


Author
: Erica Kealey
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781620041130

This is part of the Kiss Me Quick Valentine bundle.  In this very short story, Rez has been with Chip for ten years, understanding that the nature of loving a CIA spook means random time spent together, never knowing when or where his lover will be home, or for how long.  This Valentine’s Day marks their ten year anniversary but Rez is sitting home alone.  … Continue reading

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Alison Bailey – The Tennis Partners


Author
: Alison Bailey
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781620041208

This very short story is part of the Less Than Three Valentine bundle.  George and Leo are fellow residents of a retirement community, where they sit together and watch the handsome, toned and fit tennis pro give lessons to various residents.  George is cantankerous, crabby and gruff.  He sneers at Leo and talks down to him.  Leo remains calm and unruffled by it and … Continue reading

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Isabella Carter – The Wrong Note


Author
: Isabella Carter
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781620041154

This is part of the Kiss Me Quick bundle from Less Than Three.  It is a very short story of Rue, who owns a “trinket” (travel items) shop and his new neighbor, Jocelyn.  Rue’s former shop neighbor was a little old lady who owned a Christian bookstore.  Jocelyn’s new shop is a music store, and that music is blared at high decibel level all day … Continue reading

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Liz Lambdin – Take a Chance on Me


Author:
 Liz Lambdin
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781620041260

This short story is part of the Less Than Three Valentine bundle.   Told in the first person POV of James, it is a tale of how much it sucks to be in love with your best friend.  Particularly loathsome when that same best friend (in this case, named Evan) has no idea of how you feel, and uses you as a sounding board … Continue reading

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Julie Alaric – Perfect Planning


Author
: Julie Alaric
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781620041192

This is part of the Kiss Me Quick bundle from Less Than Three.  The only thing I can say is, it’s just so cute.  Sam is a planner.  As in a compulsive, planning everything to the nth degree at all times kind of planner. Since he was a boy of six, everything goes according to plan, and if if it doesn’t, he changes the plan.  … Continue reading

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India Jackson – A Native Valentine


Author
: India Jackson
Reviewed by:
Kevin
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 
9781620041253

Here is a cute story about two werewolf fathers, Henry and Moehegan, who spend their days and nights raising their children, two sons and a daughter. It is all about the parenting and the daily keeping up, until one day the children decide their parents need a very special night of their own, and set about making that possible.

Sometime even parents need a night alone to … Continue reading

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