Review: Rhys Ford – Rebel (415 Ink #1)

Author: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM
[xrr rating=5/5]

Summary: The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.

Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son … Continue reading

Review: Freddy MacKay – Watermelon Kisses: A Holiday to Remember series

Author: Freddy MacKay
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: Mm Holiday
[xrr rating=5/5]

Summary: Life hasn’t been easy for Amir since he fled Iran after a brutal imprisonment. The trauma experienced at the hands of the guards left a dark spot on his soul. The one constant in his life since relocating to Chicago has been his lover—now husband—Esmail, whose steadfast love and support has soothed his wounded heart.

But this Shab-e Yalda, Amir wants to … Continue reading

Review: N.R. Walker – On Davis Row

Author: N.R. Walker
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole … Continue reading

Review: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams – An Unlocked Mind (Secrets #2)

Author: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: BDSM
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never … Continue reading

Review: CL Mustafic – Christmas Cookies

Author: CL Mustafic
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday
[xrr rating=5/5]

Summary: After losing his husband, David, to a tragic accident the previous year, Russ doesn’t feel much like celebrating the upcoming holidays. When his daughter unexpectedly asks for one of David’s cookie recipes, Russ makes a decision that lands him in a baking class. After a few mishaps with an inept partner, Russ is ready to give up, but then the teacher, Amos, offers private … Continue reading

Review: Nina Rossing – Mick and Michelle

Author: Nina Rossing
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Mick Mullins has a great life: his parents are sweet, his sister is tolerable, and his friendships are solid. But as summer descends on Queens, he prepares to turn his carefree existence upside down by disclosing a secret he has kept long enough. It’s time to work up the courage to reveal that he is not a boy, but a girl—and that … Continue reading

Review: Elizabeth Noble – High Test

Author: Elizabeth Noble
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM
[xrr rating=3.5/5]
Summary: The coffee is rich. Hayden isn’t. But Neal doesn’t need to know that—yet.

Hayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the “no relation” part to himself when he meets dashing architect, Neal Kirchner, a successful older man from an old-money family. Hayden doesn’t exactly lie, but … Continue reading

Review: Erin McLellan – Life on Pause

Author: Erin McLellan
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Niles Longfellow is a nerd, and not the trendy type of nerd, either. He wears a historically accurate homesteader costume to work every day, has a total of one friend, and doesn’t know how to talk to guys. So when he gets a flat tire and the hottest hipster ever stops to help him, all Niles can think is that he’s wearing his stupid … Continue reading

Review: Cordelia Kingsbridge – Kill Game (Seven of Spades #1)

Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he’s prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Or how he keeps getting thrown into the path of annoyingly charming bounty hunter Dominic Russo.

Dominic likes his life free … Continue reading

Review: Keira Andrews – Kidnapped by the Pirate

Author: Keira Andrews
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: KA Books
Genre: Historical MM Romance
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate’s sinful touch?

Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it’s concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he’s sailing to the fledging colony, where he’ll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family’s financial gain. Then pirates strike … Continue reading