Review: Nell Iris – Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings

Author: Nell Iris
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Christmas is coming, and young couple Casey and Ellis are very much in love. Unfortunately, they’re also the definition of dirt poor, and they don’t have the money for nonessentials like decorations. Or a turkey. Or gifts. Between the recent death of Casey’s beloved momma and Ellis’s estrangement from his family, all they have is each other.

When Ellis finds the saddest-looking Christmas tree south of the … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Lane – Regret Me Not

Author: Amy Lane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Pierce Atwater used to think he was a knight in shining armor, but then his life fell to crap. Now he has no job, no wife, no life—and is so full of self-pity he can’t even be decent to the one family member he’s still speaking to. He heads for Florida, where he’s got a month to pull his head out of his ass before he ruins his … Continue reading

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Review: Garett Leigh – Junkyard Heart

Author: Garrett Leigh
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Tired of the London rat race and the heartbreak that comes with it, photographer Jas Manning returns to Porthkennack, the Cornish seaside town where he spent every childhood summer on his father’s farm. Resigned to year-round rain, wind, and homemade jam, he’s sorely unprepared for the impact that artsy carpenter Kim Penrose has on his heart.

Kim’s free-loving reputation precedes him, and he’s as generous with his inked-up … Continue reading

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Review: Clare London – The Peppermint Schnapps Predicament

Author: Clare London
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Frankie Faraday is a promising young salesperson at Mason’s Emporium. Bill Mason is his boss, the son of the store’s founder, and the object of Frankies long-suffering, deeply devoted crush. Bill is steady and sober; Frankie is frivolous and flaky. Or so they seem to each other, until the night of the annual inventory, when they’re trapped together in the Seasonal Gifts storeroom, with nothing but candy … Continue reading

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Review: DJ Jamison – Yours For the Holiday

Author: DJ Jamison
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: KDP
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Fresh off a break-up, Remy is in no mood to share a room with his brother’s best friend during a holiday stay at home. Jason Hendricks has always treated him like a little brother to tease and taunt, all the more embarrassing because Remy has secretly crushed on the jerk since puberty. But when Jason confides he’s bisexual, Remy realizes the crush he loves to hate could be … Continue reading

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Review: M. Knopik – Royal Secret (Royal Secret #1)

Author: M. Knopik
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

To save his kingdom from war, Raven married Prince Nicholas—as a princess. But on their wedding night, instead of his secret being revealed, Nicholas refuses to have any intimate contact with his new bride, and even goes out of his way to maintain distance between them.

To make matters worse, the queen makes increasing demands for an heir. When Raven overhears Prince Nicholas ask his best … Continue reading

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Review: Christina Lee and Felice Stevens – Last Call

Author: Christina Lee and Felice Stevens
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM

Summary: Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.

Hoping to score an easy … Continue reading

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Audio Review: John Inman – Love Wanted

Author: John Inman
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Narrator: Ezekiel Robinson

Summary:

When it rains, it pours. Not only has Larry Walls been evicted from his apartment, but his hours have also been cut at the department store where he works, leaving him facing homelessness.

Meanwhile, Bo Lansing, a total stranger to Larry, toils at a dead-end job as a fry cook while attending night classes to become a certified chef. When the school closes its doors … Continue reading

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Review: Asta Idonea – Of Printers and Presents

Author: Asta Idonea
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Colleagues Ford and Vaughan have long admired each other from afar, but Vaughan’s shyness and Ford’s emotional hang-ups have meant that neither has made a move. That all changes when they draw each other’s name in the office Secret Santa.

Review: I liked the idea of this one – Ford and Vaughn work for the same company and each wants to be with the other but both … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Alex Jane – Tis the Season

Author: Alex Jane
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Mm Holiday

Narrator: Michael Fell
Summary: Aaron has spent the past ten months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone—wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance.

Or so he thinks.

Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting … Continue reading

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