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

51YvOypYMBLAuthor: Anna Martin
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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Review: Kate McMurray – There Has to be a Reason

51eCZ8mlE4LAuthor: Kate McMurray
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Dave is enjoying his junior year at a big New England university, even if none of his relationships have been especially satisfying. He plans to hang around with his best friend Joe and focus on his studies until he graduates, and then he’ll figure out the rest.
Meeting Noel changes his plans.

Noel is strikingly beautiful and unlike anyone Dave knows. Something about Noel draws Dave to … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Martin – The Impossible Boy

41CyGQJOY8L._SY346_Author: Anna Martin
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

This is not your average love story.

Ben Easton is not your average romantic hero. He’s a tattooed, badass, wannabe rock star, working in a perfectly horrible dive bar in Camden Town. His life is good, and he’s totally unprepared for how one man will turn it upside down.

Stan isn’t your average heroine. As a gender-fluid man, he proudly wears his blond hair long, his … Continue reading

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Review: Autumn Montague – Challenged by Love 2: Narcissus

narcissusAuthor: Autumn Montague
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: MM Historical

Summary: Julian Mure spent his adult life seeking nothing more than passing moments of pleasure, loving only himself. He preferred his own company to that of sycophants and casual liars, so the disdainful nickname of Narcissus holds no sting. Only one person has ever pierced Julian’s heart — pierced it and broken it at the same time — so falling in love is nothing he wishes … Continue reading

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Review: M.J. O’Shea – The Worst Best Man (Dreamspun Desires)

51OQO1OXQpLAuthor: M.J. O’Shea
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It was her special day… but his worst nightmare.

A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan.

Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend—who happens to be the love … Continue reading

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