Review: Meghan Maslow – Ride Along (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Drew Nolan is a loud-and-proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer’s block. He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time. When he wins a ride-along at a writer’s conference, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot… until he meets his partner.

Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family, his partner, and the respect of his … Continue reading

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Review: Jesse Pinkham – Strange Fortune

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Jake Nelson isn’t worried when he’s kidnapped for ransom. He’s a strong alpha and former military, so he’s able to rescue himself and his fellow prisoner, omega David Beecham. There’s only one problem: during their captivity, David bonded with him. Now Jake has to decide if he’s ready to make a lifelong commitment to a man he just met.

David was holding out for a progressive alpha, not … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Anna Martin – Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me

51JAkQGNTLLAuthor: Anna Martin
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Jesse Cota

Summary:

and One Time I Kissed Him First

When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe not.

As a kid, Evan King thought Scott Sparrow was the most amazing person he’d ever met. At seventeen, his crush runs a little deeper, and nothing seems simple anymore. Scott is more interested in football … Continue reading

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Review: T.A. Moore – Liar, Liar

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Just another day at the office.

For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Caught (The Shamwell Tales #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, … Continue reading

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Review: L.A. Merrill – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

David Marks is looking for the perfect place to film his new web series and recover from his latest failed relationship. When reclusive writer Michael Sharp opens his Montana ranch to paying guests, David knows he’s found the right place—but he doesn’t expect to find Mr. Right too.

Forty years ago Michael Sharp’s father was murdered in front of him. No one believed a six-year-old boy’s testimony against … Continue reading

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Review: Xavier Mayne – Farlough

51QFPjoad7L._SY346_Author: Xavier Mayne
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Newly turned thirty, Cameron North is preparing himself to spend his life alone. When he inherits his great-aunt’s teashop on the remote island of Farlough, he returns for the first time in more than a dozen years to a place where memories—and demons—flit close to the surface of his mind. There he meets Gwyneth, a sassy barista who becomes his instant best friend—until Cam discovers she’s … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rowan McAllister – Power Bottom?

51XcXFNW6dL._SY346_Author: Rowan McAllister
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself?
Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage…even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on … Continue reading

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Review: Tempeste O’Reily – Fangs with a Heart (Chains of Fate #2)

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Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Lynx shifter Trace Wilson’s fun-loving exterior hides a heart scarred by severe domestic violence—a heart that might not ever trust another male, fated mate or not. When Trace moves to Seattle to take his place as trainer and council representative to the Glacier Rim Tribe, he discovers his mate is the vampire prince Sasha Tolstoi, leader of the Konstantin Coven. It’s not something Trace is ready to accept. … Continue reading

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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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