Audio Review: Victoria Sue – The Innocent Auction (Innocent #1)

51GDVUwZTYL._SY346_Author: Victoria Sue
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:  London 1810.

Their love was a death sentence.

Deacon, Viscount Carlisle, was aware of the slums and gin-lanes of London. Just as he was aware of the underground traffic that furnished the brothels and bath houses with human innocents. He was also aware that the so-called justice system would hang the accused without much of an attempt at a defense, unless the unfortunate had … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Damon Suede – Pent Up

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Christopher Kipiniak

Summary:

PENT UP: Mix business with pleasure and take cover.

Ruben Oso moves to Manhattan to start his life over as a low-rent bodyguard and stumbles into a gig in a swanky Park Avenue penthouse. What begins as executive protection turns personal working for a debonair zillionaire who makes Ruben question everything about himself.

Watching over financial hotshot Andy Bauer puts Ruben in an impossible position. … Continue reading

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Review: Mary Calmes – You Never Know

51tgewEPsxL._SY346_Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He’s going to live in his hometown, be everybody’s friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He’s well on his way—until he finds out his first love has come home too. Hagen says it’s no big deal, but a chance encounter with Mitch Thayer’s two cute … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Aislin – The Play of His Life

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Former best friends turned lovers Christian and Riley haven’t seen or spoken to each other in six years…is there a better time than the holiday season to reconnect with your favorite person?

The last person Christian wants to run into on a visit home to spend time with his mom over the holidays is his former best friend-turned-lover-turned-ex. But there Riley is, in all his tall, chiseled, blondness. … Continue reading

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Review: Garrett Leigh – House of Cards (Porthkennack #4)

51t7eVllj4L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Garrett Leigh
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Calum Hardy’s life has unravelled. Reeling from the betrayal of a man he once loved, he boards a train heading south, with no real idea where he’s going except a world away from London.

Brix Lusmoore can hardly believe his eyes when he spots one of his oldest friends outside Truro station. He hasn’t seen Calum since he fled the capital himself four years ago, harbouring a … Continue reading

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Review: Cardeno C. – Smitty’s Sheriff (Hope #3)

35447311Author: Cardeno C
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Retired soldier Richard Davis wants a stable life in a quiet town with a forever man. Becoming the sheriff of Hope, Arizona, accomplishes two of his three goals, but instead of finding a serious partner, he falls for too-young-to-be-committed and too-flakey-to-be-serious Todd Smitty. Richard won’t find the right man if he’s obsessed with the wrong one, so he walks away from Todd.

It’s lust at first sight when Todd … Continue reading

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Review: Rick R. Reed – M4M

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Author: Rick R. Reed
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

2nd Edition

Finding and keeping love can be a challenge in the modern world of blogging, social media, and online dating, as one man will learn in this trilogy.

VGL Male Seeks Same

Poor Ethan Schwartz. At forty-two, he’s alone, his bed is empty, and his HDTV is overworked. He’s tried bars and other places where gay men are supposed to find each other, but … Continue reading

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Review: L.A. Witt – Chief’s Mess (Anchor Point #3)

51XprEF-IOL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: L.A. Witt
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Anthony Talbot is in Anchor Point to visit family, but after two days of strife, he needs a break. A local gay bar is calling his name.

When Chief Noah Jackson sees that red head stroll into the club, he immediately wants him. They’re perfectly matched, and before long, they’re burning up the sheets. Noah can’t get enough. Anthony can’t stay in Oregon for long, but as soon … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Sloane Kennedy – Retribution (The Protectors #3)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher:  Self published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Ex Special Forces soldier Michael “Hawke” Hawkins has spent every day of the last ten years waiting for the moment he would get to watch the life fade from the eyes of the men who brutally murdered his wife, but when he finally gets the break he’s been waiting for, the trail leads him to someone he wasn’t expecting.

After nearly two years of running, … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Marshall Thornton – Femme

51w+BhxbDqL._SY346_Author: Marshall Thornton
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Queeny cocktail waiter, Lionel, wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and … Continue reading

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