B.G. Thomas – Desert Crossing

Author: B.G. Thomas
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Bittersweet Romance
ISBN 13: 9781615817825

This was a beautiful story of change and rediscovery.  Callum is a man that has been used and verbally abused by his partner David.  His mother asks him to visit for her birthday and he is making the drive from San Francisco to just outside of St. Louis alone.  David would rather stay home and play with his tricks enjoying their open relationship.  Callum stops in the middle of … Continue reading

Amy Lane – Do Over

Author: Amy Lane
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726273

 

Dying numerous times really shouldn’t be funny, but in this case it is.  Engall is a sorta geeky engineering student. He’s not good at engineering, but he hasn’t decided to switch majors.  He has an amazing roommate, Christina, who invites him to a party given by his secret crush, Chandler.  Engall has never admitted to being gay even to himself, though as it happens some people kind of … Continue reading

Cari Z. – Changing Worlds

Author: Cari Z.
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Genre: M/M Sci-fi
ISBN 13:9781937058

This was a very well done romantic sci-fi story.  The planet Perelan has always been an isolationist planet allowing but a few diplomats to live on the planet in a  segregated community.  None but Perels have ever been allowed to live in the city amongst the Perels.  Jason Kim is a human who has married his Perel lover Ferran and is allowed to live in the Perel city.  This is unprecedented and not … Continue reading

Sam C. Leonhard – 1989

Author: Sam C. Leonhard
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13:  9781613726259

This short tells the story of Theo Wellis, a desperately unhappy man.  He’s never kissed a man, but came close once.  Unfortunately, it was his best friend, Luke, and Theo panicked and pushed Luke away.  With tragic consequences.  Since then years have passed and he is a heavy smoker, married to a soon-to-be-ex wife who never loved him which is fair since he never loved her either.  He is absolutely trashed … Continue reading

J.M. Snyder – Don’t Be Late

Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781611523522

This for sure isn’t the book for anyone looking for big action and lots of angst.  What this is is a look at how much trouble it is for an established couple to make time for themselves, for each other.  It seemed so very real.  Anyone who has been together for a while will understand how much Jeremy and his husband Blake WANT to be together, just time constraints, work, responsibilities … Continue reading

Maria V. Snyder – Touch of Power

Author: Maria V. Snyder
Reviewed by: Tara
Publisher: Mira (An imprint of Harlequin Enterprises, LTD)
Genre: M/F Fantasy
ISBN 13: 978-0-7783-1307-6

For three years, Avry of Kazan has been on the run; doing all she can to escape the notice of people who would kill her simply because she’s a healer.  After a plague killed two-thirds of the world’s population, it was the healers who took the blame, and all because the plague was one thing they could not heal; at least without … Continue reading

Lori Foster – A Perfect Storm

Author: Lori Foster
Reviewed by: Tara
Publisher: HQN (An imprint of Harlequin Enterprises, LTD)
Genre: M/F Romantic Suspense
ISBN 13: 978-0-373-77656-6

Spencer Lark’s world was destroyed when a smuggling ring abducted and murdered his wife.  Now, Spencer has made it his life’s goal to take down as many of the smugglers as possible and nothing will deter him from that goal.  Then, he meets Arizona Storm; a woman with a bone to pick of her own.  Spencer can’t help but be drawn to … Continue reading

Terry O’Reilly – Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Stallions and Studs #1)

Author: Terry O’Reilly
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Cowboy
ISBN 13:  NA

Charlie has a long time boyfriend, Jared.  In the seven years they have been together it is a given that Jared doesn’t take Charlie’s feelings or wishes much into account, instead having them do things he likes, he wants.   Charlie goes along with it (and Charlie seemed like a doormat a lot).  But this time, Charlie has gotten Jared to promise they will go where Charlie wants on vacation.  Charlie wants … Continue reading

Mychael Black – Picking Up the Pieces (Hearth and Home #5)

Author: Mychael Black
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  NA

It has been a while since I’ve read Seth and Robbie, the heros of Hearth and Home.  While it was nice to revisit them, in this installment they seem different.  Robbie still has the bad temper, and Seth is calmer.  Here, the tattoo shop they have worked so hard for has been robbed and destroyed.  Robbie goes crazy about it, and punches a brick wall, breaking the bones in his hands.  Seth … Continue reading

Lucy Felthouse – Off the Beaten Track

Author: Lucy Felthouse
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/F Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781607355137

Libby is a workaholic, sacrificing relationships and personal life in the quest for work success. She likes her work, so she’s okay with it.  When her friends and family basically perform an intervention, she is off for a vacation.  Since she is not a fan of poolside, she signs up for a Jeep tour of the country.  This is where she meets Demetrio, her sexy Portuguese guide.  Turns out she is also … Continue reading