Review: Avon Gale – Coach’s Challenge (Scoring Chances #5)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds out the Ravens have … Continue reading

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Review: M.A. Church – Texting, Autocorrect, and a Prius

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Clay McDonald finds the perfect car on Craigslist and is quick to send the seller a text:

Is your penis still for sale?

AutoCorrect strikes again. Damn—he should’ve proofread. How embarrassing.

Luckily Darrell Anderson, a mechanic and the owner of the Prius, is more amused than offended, and the two men agree to meet. When they do, the attraction is instant, and a date is arranged. But a … 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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Audio Review: Shira Anthony – Forgotten Paradise (Dreamspun Desires #32)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Andrew McFerrin

Summary:

It’s dangerous diving for secrets.

When a mega company threatens to take over his family-owned business, programming prodigy Adam Preston escapes the stress with a much-needed vacation in the Dominican Republic. There he meets attractive, intelligent, insightful Jonah James, a scuba dive instructor, and what starts as a holiday fling soon blossoms into much more.

But Jonah has a secret: ten years ago he woke … Continue reading

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Review: Cardeno C – Jesse’s Diner (Hope #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is … Continue reading

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Review: A.R. Moler – Prise de Fer

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Chemistry major Kelly Hendrick has lusted after his analytical chemistry professor Simon Randall for a several semesters. They share common interests in reading, fencing, and, of course, their chosen career field.

Now several semesters past being Dr. Randall’s student, Kelly finally dares to cross the line and pursue his attraction to the professor. He finds the feeling reciprocated, but there are deep, more than human secrets in Kelly’s … Continue reading

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Review: Charlie Cochrane – Broke Deep (Porthkennack #3)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Morgan Capell’s life is falling apart by small degrees—his father’s dead, his boyfriend dumped him, and his mother’s in the grip of dementia. His state of mind isn’t helped by his all-too-real recurring nightmare of the wreck of the Troilus, a two hundred year old ship he’s been dreaming about since his teenage years.

The story of the Troilus is interwoven with the Capell family history. When amateur … 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: Clare London – Romancing the Ugly Duckling (Dreamspun Desires)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Is this the makeover of a lifetime?

Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.

Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to … Continue reading

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Review: Jesse Pinkham – Strange Fortune

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Jake Nelson isn’t worried when he’s kidnapped for ransom. He’s a strong alpha and former military, so he’s able to rescue himself and his fellow prisoner, omega David Beecham. There’s only one problem: during their captivity, David bonded with him. Now Jake has to decide if he’s ready to make a lifelong commitment to a man he just met.

David was holding out for a progressive alpha, not … Continue reading

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