Review: Jay Bell – Something Like Forever (Something Like #10)

Author: Jay Bell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before he met Tim Wyman, the man he would one day marry. Now, twenty years later, everything is perfect. Isn’t it? As Ben struggles with guiding his adopted son toward happiness, he begins to question his own path in life. Tim is little help, pulled away … Continue reading

What we loved in 2017

Favorites of 2017

The books we just couldn’t put down this year, in no particular order!  Click to see reviews (where available).

Ashley

Sanctuary (A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe) By Ann-Katrin Byrde

This was by far my favorite book of the year, and since Ann-Katrin always makes my favorites lists that’s no big surprise.  A friends-to-lovers book that follows two shifters, Ori and Patton, this book is full of sweetness and adventure.  Ori and Patton have always been best friends and in their heart of hearts they know they’ve always loved one another, but … Continue reading

Review: K.C. Burn – Banded Together

Author: K.C. Burn
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM

Summary: Punk’s not dead, but it’s time to redefine life.

Devlin Waters thought he’d have music forever. But the tragic death of his best friend ended the twenty-year run of his punk band, Negative Impression. Unable to process the loss, Devlin distances himself from everyone and everything that reminds him of the band. But forty-one is too young to curl up and wait for the end. In a search … Continue reading

Audio Review: M.A. Church – Dragon’s Hoard (Dreamspun Beyond #5)

Author: M.A. Church
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Summary:

To be loved by a dragon is to be treasured.

A hundred years ago, werewolf Alpha Montgomery took a risk driven by desperation—he borrowed money from the ancient dragon Warwick Ehecatl, putting up the pack lands as collateral. Now the debt is due, and dragons don’t forget—or forgive. Warwick demands Montgomery’s son, Avery, and three businesses as compensation. As an Omega, Avery knows he … Continue reading

Audio Review: Shira Anthony – Finder’s Keeper (Heart’s Gate #1)

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

Narrator: Kenneth Obi

Summary:

The truth might ruin his dreams—or make them come true.

When Zane moves into an old gothic brownstone, he discovers the house comes equipped with a caretaker—Kit, who lives in the basement. Zane is immediately drawn to the charming and attractive Kit. But Kit is much more than he seems. He is a two-hundred-year-old half-human, half–red-fox spirit who guards a Gate between the mortal and … Continue reading

Review: Joanna Chambers – Merry & Bright

Author: Joanna Chambers
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher:  MacMillan
Genre: Mm

Summary: Three seasonal love stories from Joanna Chambers

Humbug

Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas. As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time. Quin’s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project. But when Quin’s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone … Continue reading

Review: K.C. Burn – Banded Together

Author: K.C. Burn
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Punk’s not dead, but it’s time to redefine life.

Devlin Waters thought he’d have music forever. But the tragic death of his best friend ended the twenty-year run of his punk band, Negative Impression. Unable to process the loss, Devlin distances himself from everyone and everything that reminds him of the band. But forty-one is too young to curl up and wait for the end. In a search … Continue reading

Review: Bru Baker – Homemade from the Heart

Author: Bru Baker
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable sidekick. When seven-year-old Aubrey has her heart set on taking Grant’s already-full holiday craft series, he caves and gives up his one day off a week so she (and her hot guardian, Josh) can take private lessons. Their flirting ramps up week after … Continue reading

Review: Mary Calmes – Kairos

Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Sometimes the best day of your life is the one you never saw coming.

Joe Cohen has devoted the past two years of his life to one thing: the care and feeding of Kade Bosa. His partner in their PI business, roommate, and best friend, Kade is everything to Joe, even if their relationship falls short of what Joe desires most. But he won’t push. Kade has suffered … Continue reading

Review: Heidi Cullinan – Christmas Fling (Christmas Town #1)

Author: Heidi Cullinan
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Sometimes it takes a village to fall in love.

Eccentric, reclusive, socially awkward project designer Evan Myles doesn’t date. Paying for sex with professionals is so much more efficient and suits his needs well enough. But when he’s on assignment in rural Logan, Minnesota, for the Christmas Town project and a handsome stranger at the bar catches his attention, Evan decides it’s time to break … Continue reading