Review: Ari McKay – Santa’s Naughty Helper

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Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Shy lawyer Kevin Anderson is presented with an unexpected opportunity when he draws hunky litigator Erik Wilson’s name for their office’s secret holiday gift exchange. Kevin has pined for his friend for a long time, but he fears ruining their working relationship if Erik doesn’t return his feelings. The anonymity of the exchange gives him the chance to let Erik know someone is interested, so … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Out (The Shamwell Tales #3)

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Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

When love wars with principle, which one will win?

Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small portion of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Determined to make amends to his neglected teenage daughter from a failed marriage, Mark swears off work—and love—so he can give her a stable home environment. But Mark’s resolve to keep his heart under wraps … Continue reading

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Review: Nic Starr – Memories with The Breakfast Club: Finding His Place

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Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: Sometimes finding your place in the world can lead to love.

Kieran Walters is the illegitimate son of a successful businessman. Despite striving to win his father’s affection, a confrontation that has been years in the making leaves Kieran devastated to realize he will never be good enough. Jealous of the half brother he’s never met, and who most likely doesn’t know of his existence, … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Played (The Shamwell Tales #2)

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Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

All the world’s a stage…but life doesn’t come with a script.

Posh boy Tristan Goldsmith has one last summer of freedom before he joins the family firm in New York—no more farting around on stage, as his father puts it. But the classically trained actor can’t resist when the Shamwell Amateur Dramatics Society begs him to take a leading role in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. … Continue reading

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Review: Meghan Maslow – Ride Along (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Drew Nolan is a loud-and-proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer’s block. He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time. When he wins a ride-along at a writer’s conference, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot… until he meets his partner.

Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family, his partner, and the respect of his … Continue reading

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Review: A.R. Barley – Chasing His Cottontail (Hoppity Shifter, #1)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Peter’s been half in love with Luke Holland for as long as he can remember, but his best friend’s very human brother has always been off limits¦but when werewolves come to town this bunny shifter is going to have to decide whether he’s ready to fight for what he’s always wanted.

Luke Holland is tall, dark, and human. He’s also off limits for daisy obsessed bunny … Continue reading

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Review: Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mystery Suspense/Urban Fantasy

Summary:

* Novel-length expansion of original short story found in Charmed & Dangerous anthology. *

Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it’s a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that’s running around Chinatown, trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick … Continue reading

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Review: T.A. Moore – Liar, Liar

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Just another day at the office.

For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Caught (The Shamwell Tales #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, … Continue reading

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Review: J.D. Walker – Romancing the Bouncer

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Bennett “Ben” Pachowski is a bouncer at Throwbacks. He likes his job, though he gets tired of being thought of as more brawn than brain. He loves books, prefers to be romanced before sleeping with a man, and has a crazy feline companion named Bessie.

Ben’s favorite band, Rebel’s Ultimatum, plays at the club on weekends, giving him an eyeful of sexy bass player, Monty Mabuse. Ben is … Continue reading

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