Review: M.J. O’Shea – The Worst Best Man (Dreamspun Desires)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It was her special day… but his worst nightmare.

A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan.

Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend—who happens to be the love … Continue reading

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Review: Ki Brightly – Trust Trade (Gem City Grit #1)

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Life hasn’t been good to Jeb Birchman. When he attempted to escape his abusive, zealot father, he found himself on the streets, making a living the only way he knew how, the victim of more violent men—one of whom orchestrates a series of vicious attacks that leave Jeb deaf. Now that he’s aged beyond his latest client’s interest, Jeb knows he needs to escape his risky lifestyle before … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – Off Base (Out of Uniform #1)

51q4q0mx7ilAuthor: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike’s flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike’s arrival would spark from Zack’s teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can’t refuse.

Pike Reynolds knows there won’t be a warm welcome in … Continue reading

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Review: KJ Charles – Wanted: A Gentleman

51iixtlj1ol-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: KJ Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Historical

Summary:

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN
Or, Virtue Over-Rated

the grand romance of

Mr. Martin St. Vincent … a Merchant with a Mission, also a Problem
Mr. Theodore Swann … a humble Scribbler and Advertiser for Love

Act the First:

the offices of the Matrimonial Advertiser, London
where Lonely Hearts may seek one another for the cost of a shilling

Act the Second:

a Pursuit to … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Jacob Z. Flores – Suddenly Yours (Dreamspun Desires)

51bbhkmu7kl-_sx302_bo1204203200_Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.

Cody Hayes is having one epic morning-after. The hangover following a Vegas bachelor party is nothing new to him, and neither is the naked man in his bed.

His apparent marriage is a different story.

Carefully plotting every detail of his life carried Julian Canales to a Senate seat as an openly gay man. … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Ethan Stone – Lies & Diamonds & Bears (Love, Vegas Style #2)

51fiwr04nnlAuthor: Ethan Stone
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Ethan Stone
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Greg Boudreaux

Summary:
Sometimes you do get a second chance at first love

Diamond magnate Sly Carson is headed to the Hotel Incognito, the premier resort for gay men in Las Vegas. He plans to take advantage of the time away from his homophobic father and have as much fun as possible. But the fun ends when he bumps into his old flame, Rory Klein.

Rory’s job … Continue reading

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Review: Gregory L. Norris, J. Scott Coatsworth & Wendy Rathbone – This Wish Tonight (Mischief Corner Collections #2)


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: Gregory L. Norris, J. Scott Coatsworth & Wendy Rathbone
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Winter Holidays anthology: mm romance, holiday, Christmas, gay science fiction, gay contemporary

Summary:

Warmth, family, good cheer? Not everyone associates these things with the winter holidays. For some, it’s a time of longing and reflection. Mischief Corner Books invites authors to create stories set during the holiday season and centered on the fulfillment of a wish or desire.

Fear … Continue reading

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Review: Thianna Durston – Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights

51soh7g6fjlAuthor: Thianna Durston
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary holiday

Summary:

Former US Marine John Ving hates everything about holiday displays: they’re tacky, they waste energy, and they’re an eyesore. So what does his new neighbor do? He sets up the holiday spectacle from hell, and he doesn’t seem to care which holiday—he has a menorah, a baby Jesus, a Santa, and everything in between. Not to mention it’s swathed in enough lights his house is probably visible … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Jo Cousins – Glass Tidings

5168q23n3ul-_sx326_bo1204203200_Author: Amy Jo Cousins
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus south after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.

He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – Wrapped Together (Portland Heat #5)

511yrli1z4lAuthor: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday

Summary:

In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town…

For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of … Continue reading

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