Review: Terry O’Reilly – Hardwired for Love

Author: Terry O’Reilly
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Three times burned, Br’er Harris swears off efforts to find love. He still has needs, though, which he satisfies by becoming a paid escort.

Widower Ray Cunningham wants to explore the feelings of attraction to men he’s had most of his life but has kept hidden for fear of rejection from his ultra-conservative family. Ray doesn’t want a relationship with a man; he just wants to satisfy … Continue reading

Audio Review: Victoria Sue – Who We Truly Are (Enhanced #2)

Author: Victoria Sue
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having … Continue reading

Audio Review: Amelia Faulkner – Jack of Thorns (Inheritance #1)

Author: Amelia Faulkner
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: LoveLight Press
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Florist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them.

Aristocrat. Psychic. Survivor.
Quentin d’Arcy is the product … Continue reading

Review: KC Wells – Bromantically Yours

Author: KC Wells
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

A friends-to-lovers novella that came from Out of the Shadows, because Nate and Dylan needed a story….

Nate and Dylan have been pals for a long time. So what if their friends think they’ve got a little bromance going? Doesn’t mean there’s anything more to it than that, right? And even if there is, Nate and Dylan are totally oblivious….

Until the night they share a drunken kiss—and … Continue reading

Audio Review: Amelia Faulkner – Jack of Thorns (Inheritance #1)

Author: Amelia Faulkner
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: LoveLight Press
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Florist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them.

Aristocrat. Psychic. Survivor.
Quentin d’Arcy is the product … Continue reading

Review: Shira Anthony – Swann’s Revenge (Dreamspun Desires #51)

Author: Shira Anthony
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Can a swan make peace with his ugly duckling past?

Chubby geek Jimmy Zebulon’s heart broke the day his high school crush, Danny Parker, looked on as his teammates tormented Jimmy. Fifteen years later, Jimmy is long gone, and from his ashes has risen Graham Swann, a movie-star-handsome law firm owner. Graham thinks Jimmy and his past are long forgotten—until attorney Dan Parker shows up for his first … Continue reading

Review: Amy Lane – Bobby Green (Johnnies #5)

Author: Amy Lane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables.

As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. … Continue reading

Review: L.A. Witt – Going Overboard (Anchor Point #5)

Author: L.A. Witt
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Second-class petty officers Dalton Taylor and Chris Ingram have been best friends since coxswain’s school. Now they’re stationed together in the harbor patrol unit of NAS Adams. They’re content as friends, but secretly, they both ache for more. Neither makes a move, though; while Dalton is out and proud, Chris is closeted—even from his best friend.

Then another coxswain’s negligence nearly drowns Dalton. After a taste of how … Continue reading

Audio Review: Cari Z – Off the Beaten Path

Author: Cari Z.
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Narrator: Jack Wesley

Summary:

When Ward Johannsen’s little girl Ava shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father and daughter severed. Ward burned every bridge he had discovering her location, and then almost froze to death in the Colorado mountains tracking her new pack down. And that’s just the beginning of his struggle.

Henry … Continue reading

Review: Lisa Henry/J.A. Rock – The Preacher’s Son

Author: Lisa Henry/J.A. Rock
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Jason Banning is a wreck. His leg’s been blown to hell in Afghanistan, his boyfriend just left him and took the dog, and now he’s back in his hometown of Pinehurst, Washington, a place that holds nothing but wretched memories…and Nathan Tull. Nathan Tull, whose life Jason ruined. Nathan Tull, who will never believe Jason did what he did for a greater good. Nathan Tull, whose reverend father … Continue reading