Dakota Rebel – Pick Up and Leave

Author: Dakota Rebel
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781607354987
 

Pick Up and Leave is a very short scene in the lives of two years long best friends very recently turned lovers, Bill and Tommy.  They live in a fairly backwards town, one that won’t accept them as they are.  They talk idly of leaving their Michigan town as they sit in the pick up truck. In their words, “Two gay boys would never … Continue reading

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Cassandra Gold – Clay’s Challenge

Author: Cassandra Gold
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Amber Allure
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781611241365
 

4.5, and with a slightly less rushed, less coincidental ending, it would have been a 5. Absolutely loved Clay. Always choosing the wrong guy, or else scaring guys off by becoming too clingy, but in the end, just wanting someone to love and love him for who he was. We got to meet him in his “come on too strong” persona in the very adorable Quinn’s Hart.  In … Continue reading

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Xara X. Xanakas – Bennie’s Wish


Author: Xara X. Xanakas
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781613724934

 

There is something to be said about the nerdy, chubby guy.  Most of the time, they just don’t see what others do:  how great they are.  In the case of Ally, saddled by his very wealthy parents with the name Aloysius Theodisius, he puts up with incredibly ignorant, moocher friends so that he doesn’t have to be alone.  His friends, Robbie in particular, are horrible … Continue reading

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Scarlet Knight – Art and Soul

Author: Scarlet Knight
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: House of Erotica
Genre: M/F Reunion
ISBN 13:  9781781662182

This is a set of two “second chance” very short stories.   The cover says “tales of rekindled lust” and that’s what they are.  Two very short stories of sex, with the twist that it is a separated couple each time.

I gave this first story a 3. The first, Art and Soul, is the story of Gwen, who left her creative, artistic college lover Clark because she felt he was too … Continue reading

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A. Leigh Jones – Practice Practice



Author: A. Leigh Jones
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781611522907

 

This is one of those very short books that really needed to be longer.  We don’t get enough backstory to make it more.  What is here is written well, and very interesting.

Jacks is a student Healer (doctor?) who rides the same tram as Pedja, who is an Icer (an athlete, hockey player type).  They sit together on the tram and sort of … Continue reading

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Jennifer Cierra – Singing Alone

Author: Jennifer Cierra
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781611522976

This is a short story, and maybe would have been more fulfilling as a longer book.  Also, unfortunately, it has cheating in it, which I am really not a fan of.  I felt more for his poor wife, Joy, than I did for Cole.

Cole is a pop star, living a life he doesn’t really want but does it because it was the dream of his first love, his true love, … Continue reading

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JM Snyder – We’re Not Fighting

Author: JM Snyder
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781611523027

Jack is a flirt, plain and simple.  He enjoys the attention of people, and enjoys the give and take.  This is not to say that he isn’t 100% committed to his partner (and coworker), Aiden, because he is.  Jack’s philosophy is “You can look but you can’t touch. That was all there was too it”.  The problem with his philosophy is Aiden has to bear witness to the flirting, which Jack … Continue reading

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RJ Scott – Still Waters

Author: RJ Scott
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13: 9781614955986

I am going to miss this series when it ends.  Ms Scott has treated us to three terrific Sanctuary books and the latest, Still Waters, kept me reading and loving the Sanctuary people even more.  This time the reader gets a look inside of the organization on a different level rather than just bodyguard and witness.

Adam and Lee used to be lovers and partners.  Everything fell apart for them when it … Continue reading

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Andrew Grey – Redemption by Fire

Author: Andrew Grey
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781613724712

What to say about this? I love my fireman more than anything and while this story isn’t bad, it didn’t really grab me either. The writing is good but there is a weird combination of some very hot sex scenes and some very flowery words.

Dirk is a closeted gay fireman who pushes everyone away by being a complete asshole so that no one will get too close and guess his secret.  As far … Continue reading

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Cindy Sutherland – All the Things I Didn’t See

Author: Cindy Sutherland
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781613724668

Josh and Sam are best friends in real life and on-screen lovers on a popular soap opera. Josh is straight and has a live in girlfriend, Sam is gay and has a live in boyfriend and each relationship is dying a slow death. As Sam and Josh are coming out of a coffee shop, a deranged fan shoots Sam nearly ending his life. During Sam’s recovery, Josh doesn’t leave his … Continue reading

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