Review: Brandon Witt – Nachos and Hash (Mary’s Boys #1)

Author: Brandon Witt
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Darwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he’ll find the right man to spark his interest for more than a one-night stand—until he sets eyes on Cody Russell.

Cody has just accomplished his life’s goal—get the hell out of Kansas. In one fell swoop, he lands … Continue reading

Review: Elizabeth Varlet – Brave & Beautiful (Sassy Boyz #3)

Author: Elizabeth Varlet
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Sexy, seductive and hiding dark secrets, the Sassy Boyz return to the stage in Brave & Beautiful

There’s only one relationship that matters to Tameron “Tam” Kis—his love affair with dance. Life’s been pretty shitty, but dance got him through it and now he’s ready to focus on what he loves. He doesn’t have the bandwidth for any distractions—especially not his sexy, not-quite-straight new neighbor.

Driver Ellis doesn’t … Continue reading

What we loved in 2017

Favorites of 2017

The books we just couldn’t put down this year, in no particular order!  Click to see reviews (where available).

Ashley

Sanctuary (A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe) By Ann-Katrin Byrde

This was by far my favorite book of the year, and since Ann-Katrin always makes my favorites lists that’s no big surprise.  A friends-to-lovers book that follows two shifters, Ori and Patton, this book is full of sweetness and adventure.  Ori and Patton have always been best friends and in their heart of hearts they know they’ve always loved one another, but … Continue reading

Review: J. Alan Veerkamp – Salvaging Claus Day

Author: J. Alan Veerkamp
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary:

For three years, Filo has reveled in silence and solitude as the sole occupant of a space station, where he maintains the communication satellite.

Everything changes with the appearance of Luz Espina’s lifepod. Filo shares many interests with the flirtatious Luz, though Filo’s isolation has strained his communication skills. Still, Luz pushes all his buttons… and reminds him of the last man he was … Continue reading

Review: N.R. Walker – On Davis Row

Author: N.R. Walker
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is … Continue reading

Review: Jill Wexler – The Christmas Eve Craigslist Killer

Author: Jill Wexler
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: The public library’s computer geek, aka Travis, is content skirting the edges of social interaction. He’s fully committed to being a boring, twenty-something IT guy who likes his office more than people, a guy someone like Connor would never fall for. Connor, who works on the library floor as a page, is outgoing, social, and charming and everything else that stands for “fun.”

An interaction between the … Continue reading

Audio Review: K.C. Wells – Out of the Shadows (Dreamspun Desires #20)

Author: K.C. Wells
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Finn Sterling

Summary:

Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh … Continue reading

Review: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams – An Unlocked Mind (Secrets #2)

Author: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: BDSM

Summary:

Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return—until he does… … Continue reading

Review: Brandon Witt – Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

Author: Brandon Witt
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Fifty-six-year-old Samuel Phillips is all alone on his small farm in the Ozarks, with nothing but a menagerie of chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and other birds as company—which is just the way he likes it. In fact, if Samuel had his way, he’d tear down his neighbor’s house so his solitude could be absolute. One day Faloola, his favorite turkey, escapes, forcing Samuel to make the trek next … Continue reading

Review: Lynn Van Dorn – Damage Control

Author: Lynn Van Dorn
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Everything to lose.

Tyler’s worked hard to kick the dust of the Chicago suburbs off his heels and move on with his life as Hollywood’s newest up-and-comer, burying his demons and hiding his scars from the world. Just as everything seems to be going his way, a scandal from his past threatens everything he’s worked for. Now he’s stuck back home, where his family of lawyers can maybe … Continue reading