Review: C.S. Poe – Joy (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Wake Up Call (Porthkennack #1)

51HIH1C4qcL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.

Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins … Continue reading

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Review: Jay Northcote – Starting from Scratch

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Author: Jay Northcote
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Genre: Mm Transgender

Summary: Starting over isn’t easy, but Ben is ready to live his life as the man he was always meant to be.

Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. He’s starting from scratch and his life is finally on track, … Continue reading

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Review: Irene Preston and Liv Rancourt – Vespers

51f0meuuHCLAuthor: Irene Preston and Liv Rancourt
Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Prescourt Books
Genre: M/M Paranormal

Summary:
Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget…

The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he’s vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Martin – Rainbow Sprinkles (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot … Continue reading

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Review: Ruby Moone – Trapped

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Author: Ruby Moone
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Sam Holloway is a desperate man. Trapped in Dante’s, the high-class London brothel catering to men who love men, his only hope is to find a rich protector. Then he meets the young aristocrat with sad eyes.

Tristan Barrington, sixth earl of Chiltern, waited until the death of his father before acting on his unnatural desires. Dante’s has a reputation for quality and absolute discretion. He … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Ari McKay – Striking Sparks (Dreamspun Desires#24)

51Posu-f-iL._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield

Summary:

The stakes are high and the heat is on.

Beau Walker, owner of the Barbecue Shack, needs the help of Jake Parnell, his one-time rival and secret crush, in a televised barbecue competition. Beau is a proud man, but the stakes are high, and smart, sexy Jake is his only hope, even if being around Jake reawakens the attraction he’s fought for years.

Jake left … Continue reading

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Review: Chris Owen and Tory Temple – By the Numbers

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary: Contemporary

2nd Edition
When Nathaniel, aka Deuce, arrives home to an apartment building on fire, he can only think of one thing: his pregnant dog. Luckily firefighter Trey Donovan rescues her, and Nathaniel is exceedingly grateful. In fact, he tracks down Trey’s station so he can show his gratitude properly—and explore the connection he senses between them. Trey’s interested, but a less-than-friendly ex-wife and … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Tortoise Interruptus

51kM7nQ1U5LAuthor: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Cursed by an impatient witch to turn into a tortoise at inopportune moments, Tip is horrified to find himself tortoise-napped by a customer at the Isle of Wight cafe where he works.

Things start to look up when Tip ends up very literally in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve, but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve, who turns out to … Continue reading

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Review: Reece Pine – In Your Court

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

With a shot at happiness in sight, it’s no time to drop the ball.

A back condition ruined Ray’s basketball ambitions, but he wants one last opportunity to play before hanging up his sneakers. While volunteering as a coach at a special needs school in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, he meets Singaporean Xin, who works matching wealthy corporations with compatible charities. Xin helps the American navigate the local … Continue reading

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