Rick R. Reed – VGL Male Seeks Same

Author: Rick R. Reed
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Amber Allure
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781602724303

 

Since the only other thing I have read by Mr. Reed was IM, which scared the living hell out of me, I wasn’t sure how this one was going to go. Like Stephen King writing a love story, I thought. Stephen King should be so lucky.

Ethan is 42 years old, and all he wants is someone to come home to, share a life with.  He thought his job and … Continue reading

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M.J. O’Shea – Stroke


Author: M.J. O’Shea
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723197

 

My, oh my.  I noticed this because of the title, and was lucky enough that this was such a lovely story.  I will admit, books about online lovers are a favorite genre of mine.  Something so delicious about getting to know someone completely based on words, and then seeing if the real life person is as good.

Owen Peters is a senior college student and a member of the rowing … Continue reading

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Piper Vaughn and MJ O’Shea – Moonlight Becomes You (Lucky Moon #1)

Author: Piper Vaughn, MJ O’Shea
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611185447

 

** WARNING: spoiler alert ** I wavered between 4 and 5 for this. I was thinking 4 because it really needed more information on the backstory. Had I not read the prequel, I think I wouldn’t have understood the love between Jesse and Shane, which made what happened so much more painful. Ultimately I decided on a 5 because so very often, in stories of this kind, the betrayal happens.  … Continue reading

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Erica Pike – A Life Without You

Author: Erica Pike
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608205264

 

This is my second story by Erica Pike, but if I hadn’t read the first one I probably never would have dared to read A Life Without You, not to mention the cover that really just puts me off.

Jesse and Adam are roommates at college and while Adam is gay, Jesse has a fiancé back home and is adamantly refusing to give up his dream of marriage and kids despite … Continue reading

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Angel Martinez – Aftermath


Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Romance First
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781466012622

This is a powerful story that deals with betrayal and recovery from rape.  There are no actual rape scenes so don’t  let the subject matter put you off.  Victor is a big, burly construction worker turned desk jockey.  He feels the need to be the bread winner, protector and dominant of his long term partner, Cody.  The pressure of Victor’s career is beginning to hurt their relationship.  Cody is … Continue reading

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Angel Martinez – Gravitational Attraction

Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewed by: 
Don
Publisher: 
Silver Publishing
Genre: 
M/M Space Opera
ISBN 13:
9781920502492

Angel Martinez pulled a great sci-fi winner out of her hat with this book.  Isaac Ozawa is a lonely communications officer on the Hermes.  The ship picks up a distress signal from a government ship and heads in to investigate.  What the rescue team finds is something out of a horror movie.  The ship is deserted and there are shredded body parts all over.  One lone survivor is found traumatized in a holding … Continue reading

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Terry O’Reilly – Not in the NFL

Author: Terry O’Reilly
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
JMS Books, LLC.
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611521658

This was another engaging book that should not have had to be written.  Unfortunately, homophobia still runs strong in the U.S.  Adam Davis and Brendan Fletcher are both NFL football stars at the top of their careers.  They play for different football teams but manage to find a spark of interest in each other at a post game party.  Both men are closeted and Adam is so much in denial … Continue reading

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Stephen Osborne – Pale As A Ghost

Author: Stephen Osborne
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal Mystery
ISBN13: 9781615818372

This book was a lot of fun to read. Duncan Andrews is far from your average private investigator. His dead boyfriend’s ghost hangs out with him, his dog is a zombie and his best friend is a hundreds year old witch. Add to that a small dose of psychic ability and you soon find out why Detective Carson of the Indianapolis police department cringes every time he hears that Duncan … Continue reading

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Rowan McAllister – A Devil’s Own Luck

Author: Rowan McAllister
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781615819010

I started this book feeling somewhat discouraged by the year the book was set in, but that only lasted as long as it took me to meet William. He was somewhat dangerous with a wicked sense of humor and a fast mind. He didn’t settle for the norm and despite having an eventful past and considering himself mostly retired from such life, he was still larger than the stuffed mold … Continue reading

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Erica Pike – A Grade-A-Sex Deal (College Fun and Gays #2)


Author: Erica Pike
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: No Boundaries Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: NA

I was incredibly leery about reading this one, because the idea of trading sex for a grade didn’t seem like it would leave room for a story, it would be more of a PWP (porn without plot) kind of thing.  I was happily surprised to realize there was a very decent story arc here.  I do wish the story had been longer (it’s very short), because Daniel … Continue reading

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