Review: Clare London – Romancing the Ugly Duckling (Dreamspun Desires)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Is this the makeover of a lifetime?

Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.

Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to … Continue reading

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Review: K.J. Charles – An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Random House – Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret.

Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man … Continue reading

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Review: Xavier Mayne – Farlough

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Newly turned thirty, Cameron North is preparing himself to spend his life alone. When he inherits his great-aunt’s teashop on the remote island of Farlough, he returns for the first time in more than a dozen years to a place where memories—and demons—flit close to the surface of his mind. There he meets Gwyneth, a sassy barista who becomes his instant best friend—until Cam discovers she’s … Continue reading

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Review: Julia Talbot – Riding the Circuit (Riding Cowboy Flats #3)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Rodeo cowboy Frost Barton spends most of his time on tour, and that’s the way he likes it. But when his dad dies suddenly, Frost returns to southern New Mexico to attend the funeral and help his mom decide what to do with their small family ranch. Frost is already considering retiring from bull riding and planting his itchy feet in the ground. Meeting horse trainer Matt Morales … Continue reading

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Review: Cardeno C. – To Touch You (Mates #4)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Wineheart – The Wizard by the Sea

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Author: Anna Wineheart
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:
On his tenth birthday, Connor trips over a wizard on the shore. Amidst glowing clovers and roses drawn in the sand, the wizard shelters him from the rain and promises to teach him magic. Three years later, they meet again, and Connor becomes his student.

Yates has never been a mentor—he doesn’t deserve the privilege. But Connor comes to him after a tragedy, broken and helpless, … Continue reading

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Review: Bru Baker – Tall, Dark and Deported

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Reviewer: Kevin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Romance

Summary:

Crossing the border into love.

Snap decisions and misguided ideas bring Portuguese national Mateus Fontes and businessman Crawford Hargrave together at the Canadian border crossing.

Mateus is caught in a catch-22. With his almost-expired tourist visa, entrance to Canada is denied, but the US won’t let him back in either. Crawford thinks he’s solved things when he tells the border agent they’re engaged, and it works—except now … Continue reading

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Review: C.S. Poe – Joy (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a … Continue reading

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Review: Jay Northcote – Starting from Scratch

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Author: Jay Northcote
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Genre: Mm Transgender

Summary: Starting over isn’t easy, but Ben is ready to live his life as the man he was always meant to be.

Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. He’s starting from scratch and his life is finally on track, … Continue reading

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Review: Lillian Francis – Renaissance (Village Love #2)

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Author: Lillian Francis
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Finally Love Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: Smudge really needs to get laid, if only to stop himself wondering about the softness of Raleigh’s curls and why he keeps running away.

After his tumultuous teenage years, Smudge has settled into his quiet life in the sleepy English village of Slopy Bottom. He’s his own boss with the time and space to indulge his artistic creativity. And he has friends. … Continue reading

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