Kim Dare – Not One Word

Author: Kim Dare
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781607353638

It was immensely interesting to see the note in the beginning of the book, which tells us that the book was inspired by a photo taken at a real life Pride parade.  I did go look at the picture first, and it gave me a great visual in my head for the story.

That being said, the story itself is very short, told is alternating POV, starting with Ben, who is jogging … Continue reading

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Megan Derr – Kidnapped

Author: Megan Derr
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Sci Fi
ISBN 13:  9781936202812

This was a decent Sci-Fi story with great world building. I found the blurb to be misleading in the fact the a majority of this story focused on  a second set of MC’s.  I think that they were more fleshed out and therefore more interesting. I had some difficulty connecting with either set of MC’s too much due to the constant POV shifts. Overall, it was an … Continue reading

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Karma Eastwick – An Imitation of Life

Author: Karma Eastwick
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Amber Allure
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781602725898

This was a sweet, well put together story.  Mars Manchester is a struggling gay actor who is relationship shy.  Reed Keeting is Mars’ straight roommate and fellow struggling actor who goes through girlfriends like a tsunami.  Mars life and career take off when he lands a job on a soap opera playing a gay man.  Mars fears being typecast as a gay role player until Reed gets a part on the show … Continue reading

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K.C. Kendricks – Netting Neptune

Author: K.C. Kendricks
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher:  Amber Quill Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781602725737

This was a fun, lightweight beach read.  Colby Denton owns a small resort on the beach on St. Lucia.  He is throwing himself his 39th birthday party.  He has had many vacation flings but never anything serious.  Theron Bowman is trying to put his life in order and goes to St. Lucia to think.  Colby and Theron meet on the beach and have some great casual sex but can life alone in paradise … Continue reading

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Jaime Samms – Angel Requiem


Author: Jaime Samms
Reviewed by: Valentina Heart
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781615815791

This is probably the hardest review I’ve had to write because I do not have anything positive to say about this story. So I’m going to start with letting you know how this is truly a personal opinion and has nothing to do with the author’s talent or the quality of the book. All I can say is what I disliked about it and let other readers form their … Continue reading

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Jayden Knight – Stimulust Package

Author: Jayden Knight
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: N/A

I found this book to be a nice piece of fluff for a cloudy afternoon.  Bobby Duke is the multi-millionaire head of Duke enterprises and about to take over and dismantle Kelly’s Department Store.  Evan “Flood” Stewart is a men’s clothing buyer for Kelly’s and a water caller for Dark Horse.  Bobby goes into Kelly’s early the day of the acquisition and meets Evan at his counter where there’s an instant attraction. Evan … Continue reading

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Mary Calmes – His Hearth

Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781615815722

There is something annoying about this book for me and I’m not sure what exactly it was.  I can’t decide if it was the fact that once Julian and Ryan hook up,  Ryan says “Julian” or “Jules” ad nauseum.  That could have been it.  Or, it could have been that the blurb is definitely misleading, in that this is a paranormal book, not a contemporary (which is what I thought it was).   … Continue reading

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Jessie Blackwood – Per Ardua

Author: Jessie Blackwood
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary, historical
ISBN 13: 9781615815449

This historical set in the early war time of 1940’s makes for an exciting read when it comes to the battle and the charming nature of the high-flier Jack. With its detailed descriptions and the vast array of characters it is never dull and manages to create anticipation even in the times of peace.

Arthur Edward ‘Jack’ Ratigan is a bomber pilot with a cocky attitude, charming personality and a disarming … Continue reading

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Hayley B. James – World On Fire

Author: Hayley B. James
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613723364

Reading this book was like falling down the rabbit hole.  After reading Water Waltz, I was expecting a lot from this book but I was disappointed.  Cole Saunders is a shy and socially withdrawn reporter who is assigned to interview the fairly famous artist, Lucien Thomas.  Lucien is a total recluse who lives in a world of his own making.  Cole is anxious to do the interview but Lucien is overly evasive almost … Continue reading

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Jeanette Grey – Letting Go


Author:
Jeanette Grey
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613720318

Told in the first person POV of David, Letting Go is a bittersweet story of loss and gain.  David is a pre-med student, taking care of a terminally ill father.  He is also working and putting himself through college, and is barely keeping himself together.  He idolizes his father, and watching this is tearing David apart.  “My father was dying, and at twenty years old, I had never felt more … Continue reading

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