Review: E.M. Denning – What He Craves

Author: E.M. Denning (Desires #2)
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing
Genre: MM

Summary: Matt Simpson is notorious for his bad decisions. From his rocky teenage years to his tumultuous early twenties, he’s made a lot of mistakes. His latest, greatest, and perhaps stupidest of them all was his recent pursuit of his boss, the unattainable Steve Paulson. Desperate to make the man notice him, and knowing Steve would never get involved with an employee, Matt quits his job.

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Review: J. Leigh Bailey – Chasing Thunderbird (Shifter U #2)

Author: J. Leigh Bailey
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal


Ornithology professor Simon Coleman’s reputation is at risk, and the only way to save his name is to prove thunderbirds are more than creatures of Native American myth. Grad student and part-time barista Ford Whitney has a lot on his plate, but it’s also his duty to make sure the resident bird nerd doesn’t discover shape-shifters—like himself—live on campus.
When a series of incidents related to … Continue reading

Review: Claire Davis and Al Stewart – Nobody’s Butterfly

Author: Claire Davis and Al Stewart
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Genre: Mm

Summary: Cobweb ghosts are so inconvenient—especially grumpy ones with bad breath. Don’t they know silence is golden?

Johnny Strong is the expert; he hasn’t spoken in two years. Not one word to anyone except the ghost. The main purpose of life is to avoid people and not get noticed. Friends? He doesn’t need them; and certainly nobody wants him despite what the ghost says.

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Review: Brooke Blaine – Forget Me Not (The Unforgettable Duet #1)

Author: Brooke Blaine
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: MM

Summary: Three sugars, two creamers.
That’s how you took your coffee every morning at Joe’s Grab ’N Go.
But you don’t remember that.
You don’t remember anything.
Anything, that is, except me…
That day…
And the tragedy that catapulted us together.

Review: I’ve only read amnesia tropes in stories about established couples, so I was intrigued by the premise used here. After … Continue reading

Review: Shira Anthony – Swann’s Revenge (Dreamspun Desires #51)

Author: Shira Anthony
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary


Can a swan make peace with his ugly duckling past?

Chubby geek Jimmy Zebulon’s heart broke the day his high school crush, Danny Parker, looked on as his teammates tormented Jimmy. Fifteen years later, Jimmy is long gone, and from his ashes has risen Graham Swann, a movie-star-handsome law firm owner. Graham thinks Jimmy and his past are long forgotten—until attorney Dan Parker shows up for his first … Continue reading

Review: Colette Davison – Why I Need You

Author: Colette Davison
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Smudged Ink Press
Genre: MM

Summary: Following the death of their parents, Fin put his life on hold to raise his little sister. He’s convinced her well-being is all that matters, even if it’s at the expense of his own. A chance meeting with Noah opens his eyes to the possibility of happiness. A happiness that could shatter the moment Noah discovers Fin has an eight-year-old in tow.

Noah has been living a … Continue reading

Review: Megan Derr – Embrace

Author: Megan Derr
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Fantasy


Centuries ago, humans and vampires lived alongside one another, sometimes hostile, sometimes peaceful—but always tense. Eventually, that tension tipped too far, and now vampires are few in number and known only as Pets, kept by the wealthy as intimate companions, most of their history lost, the rest shrouded in mystery.

Aubrey has returned home after spending many years away, though he is reluctant to live once … Continue reading

Review: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott – Dantes Unglued (Ward Security #2)

Author: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC
Genre: MM

Summary: When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake.

Shane, a man who … Continue reading

Review: Deja Black – Getting There

Author: Deja Black
Reviewer: Lucy
Genre: Mm

Summary: Lucas Masterson’s life turns on its head when his long-time lover leaves him for his teaching assistant. Lucas is devastated, and the only person who seems able to help him live again is Creed Hamasaki, his brother’s best friend, who doesn’t waste any time staking his claim. But can Lucas and Creed’s love survive a return visit from Lucas’s ex who’s willing to kill to get him back? Even more … Continue reading

Review: Amy Jo Cousins – HeartOn (Full Hearts #2)

Author: Amy Jo Cousins
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM

Summary: When an injury sidelines NFL player Deion McCaskill—maybe permanently—he heads to Miami to stay with an old college teammate and his boyfriend. He packs his tailor-made suits, anxiety about the future, and the bisexuality he’s ignored for years because it didn’t fit with his drive to succeed at football’s most elite levels.

Set designer Carlos Kelly has always known he’s bi, but dating women is … Continue reading