Review: Riley Parks – Bleeding Like Me

Author: Riley Parks
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Boroughs
Genre: MM

Summary: He didn’t paint people; the curves of their bodies and angles of their faces never interested him as much as cityscapes. The circumstances of his life had compelled him to create new worlds that he could get lost in rather than reflect the features of the people he ran from. He constructed buildings from their foundations, making them taller and stronger than he was. He adorned the … Continue reading

Review: Rebecca Cohen – Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks

Author: Rebecca Cohen
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM

Summary: Neither

of them wants to fall in love, but getting exactly what they don’t want might be the best thing to ever happen to them.

Mark hopes his boredom with his current job will be alleviated by a short stint in Basel, Switzerland. When he meets Steffen, who struck out on his own from an old-money family to establish an IT firm, Mark expects some fun, great sex, … Continue reading

Review: Cate Ashwood &. J.H. Knight – When the Devil Wants In

Author: Cate Ashwood &. J.H. Knight
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM

Summary: John Turner has been living a lie most of his life. Growing up in the rural Georgia town of Magnolia Ridge, he’s only ever let one person truly know him: his best friend, Chloe. To the rest of the world, they’re the perfect couple, but just between them, she’s helping John hide in plain sight.

Matt Kinsley, a cop from San … 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

Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Noble Intentions

51jh2T19GULAuthor: Andrew Grey
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Robert Nieman

Summary:

Robert Ashton is in for the surprise of a lifetime. His mother, a bit of a rebel, raised him away from the rest of the family, and it’s not until he’s contacted by his lawyer about an inheritance that he learns who he truly is: the new Earl of Hantford. His legacy includes ownership of the historic Ashton Park Estate—which needs repairs Robert cannot afford. … Continue reading

Review: C Jane Elliott – A Holiday Crush

Author: C Jane Elliott
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: San Francisco lawyer Brad Halberstam is in a rut. At forty-one, he’s successful but alone. Even his holidays are predictable—he spends every Christmas golfing in Napa with his ex-boyfriend. Then attractive but oh-so-young filmmaker Michael Blair invites him out. Brad joins Michael and his housemates in their holiday celebrations and learns that life can be joyful. He hesitates to saddle Michael with a much-older boyfriend but … Continue reading

Review: Bru Baker – Homemade from the Heart

Author: Bru Baker
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable sidekick. When seven-year-old Aubrey has her heart set on taking Grant’s already-full holiday craft series, he caves and gives up his one day off a week so she (and her hot guardian, Josh) can take private lessons. Their flirting ramps up week after … Continue reading

Review: Wayne Mansfield – Down Memory Lane

Author: Wayne Mansfield
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Mm

Summary:When Vincent takes shelter in a bookshop one stormy day, he happens upon a book of male nudes. One of them brings back memories of his first, and possibly greatest, love — Daniel McClary. When a sales assistant tells him there’s a man who resembles the model in the picture that comes into the shop every week, Vincent wonders if it could be the same man who broke his … Continue reading

Review: Aidee Ladnier – A Hundred Promises of Love

Author: Aidee Ladnier
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: For Ethan and Nico, a broken millefiori ornament is more than a few shards of glass–it’s a chance at finding love at Christmas.

Ethan Carson wants to treat his mother to the perfect Christmas while she’s visiting over the holidays. He’s spent all his savings on presents and bought an enormous tree that takes up half his living room. But when he starts to trim the … Continue reading

Review: Arden Powell – Reset to Zero

Author: Arden Powell
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Agent Azzerare and the black market criminal known as Vulpe meet once a year every holiday season to collaborate on certain secret missions. Azzerare is less than enthusiastic when Management first suggests it; Vulpe is amoral, self-serving, and criminally inclined—everything Azzerare stands against. But as the years pass and the missions continue, Azzerare sees a new side of Vulpe: someone loyal, clever, and willing to risk his … Continue reading