Review: Lissa Kasey – An Arresting Ride (Survivors Find Love #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Graham Church began career as a police officer with a case so gruesome it sent many officers into early retirement. That day he helped save the lives of children and began a long crusade of protecting the residents of Friday Harbor from the worst of humanity. But brutal car accidents and the discovery of a dog fighting ring have taken their toll on Graham. Returning to an over-crowded apartment … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Lane – Bonfires

51snMybAVALAuthor: Amy Lane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Ten years ago Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He’s gotten to know his community, including Mr. Larkin, the bouncy, funny science teacher. But when Larx is dragged unwillingly into administration, he stops coaching the track team and starts running alone. Aaron—who thought life began and ended with his kids—is … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Martin – Rainbow Sprinkles (States of Love)

51YvOypYMBLAuthor: Anna Martin
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot … Continue reading

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Review: Ruby Moone – Trapped

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Author: Ruby Moone
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Sam Holloway is a desperate man. Trapped in Dante’s, the high-class London brothel catering to men who love men, his only hope is to find a rich protector. Then he meets the young aristocrat with sad eyes.

Tristan Barrington, sixth earl of Chiltern, waited until the death of his father before acting on his unnatural desires. Dante’s has a reputation for quality and absolute discretion. He … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Diana Copland – David, Renewed

51wCyotXPdLAuthor: Diana Copland
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Michael Pauley

Summary:

When interior designer David Snyder buys a beautiful century-old house in eastern Washington, he is reeling with heartbreak and looking for somewhere to put down roots. Unfortunately his new home comes with a laundry list of problems: electrical, plumbing, heating… things David knows nothing about. When his mother offers him the business card of a local handyman, David pictures an overweight, balding man in his … Continue reading

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Review: Rhys Ford – There’s This Guy

51cJw9w4yuLAuthor: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?

Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.

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Audio Review: R. Cooper – A Dandelion for Tulip (Beings in Love #6)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Michael Fell

Summary:

David is in love with Tulip, a kind and unusually quiet fairy in his social circle. But everyone knows Tulip doesn’t date humans. David tells himself he is happy to be Tulip’s friend, because he doesn’t believe a fairy could love him and Tulip has never tried to “keep him”—as fairies refer to relationships with humans.

Fairies are drawn to David, describing his great “shine,” … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – Danced Close (Portland Heat #6)

51iEkOQzgpLAuthor: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Lyrical Shine – Kensington Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Portland, Oregon, is one of the hottest cities in America. Just ask all the hard-working men sweating it up behind the counters of the restaurants, boutiques, and cafés all over town …

Newly clean and sober, Todd’s taken a shine to his job at Portland’s most talked about bakery. It’s not just the delicious desserts they sell, but the tasty treats who keep walking through … Continue reading

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Review: J.P. Barnaby – Sophie (Survivor Stories #5)

51mG9hIfJtLAuthor: J.P. Barnaby
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It’s amazing how a single word from a tiny girl can change your life.

Spencer Thomas’s world turns upside down when his beloved Nell dies and leaves custody of her three-year-old daughter to him. Her “Spenna” comes when Sophie needs him most, but his boyfriend, Aaron, can’t be a parent. He just can’t. Neither of them expected a baby to fall into the lives they’d finally just settled.

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