Victor J. Banis – If Love Were All

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Author: Victor J.Banis
Reviewed by: JustJen
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
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No ties. No button-down shirts. Jeans and t-shirts. Sweat and dirt. These are combinations that can bring a man to his knees, or can it? 


This story says it is 18 pages, but turns out to be not even 6, which was quite disappointing.  It is about Charlie, a roamer who is given a ride and a place to stay by Tom, who … Continue reading

Victor J. Banis – Cooper’s Hawk

Author: Victor J. Banis
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Bittersweet
ISBN 13: 9781608207015
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Summary: Mike Patterson loses his life-long partner, Adam Cooper—and soon thereafter, a hawk appears and seems to hang around with him. Is the hawk a message from Adam, from beyond the grave — or might it be Adam himself, come back to offer solace. A bittersweet tale that will resonate with all who love deeply, a story of the sharpness of grief, the … Continue reading

Victor J. Banis – Longhorns

Author: Victor J. Banis
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Genre: M/M Cowboy Romance
ISBN 13: 9780739488133
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This was a terrific story about real cowboys of the old west.  A new cowboy, Buck, showed up in the middle of a round up looking for work.  The half-breed indian was very young but as skilled as any good cowboy.  Les, the older foreman, was short handed and took Buck on right away.  Buck won the respect and admiration of the men … Continue reading