Audio Review: Ari McKay – Striking Sparks (Dreamspun Desires#24)

51Posu-f-iL._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield

Summary:

The stakes are high and the heat is on.

Beau Walker, owner of the Barbecue Shack, needs the help of Jake Parnell, his one-time rival and secret crush, in a televised barbecue competition. Beau is a proud man, but the stakes are high, and smart, sexy Jake is his only hope, even if being around Jake reawakens the attraction he’s fought for years.

Jake left … Continue reading

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Review: Cardeno C. – Rough Edges

51+7+rR1v+LAuthor: Cardeno C.
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Kyle has an unwelcome crush on his nemesis Brent. Brent has a welcome crush on his friend Kyle. As it turns out, the line between a friend and an enemy doesn’t have to be a line at all.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks to the wrong family, Kyle Potter has spent his life clawing his way toward a better future. When he gets the perfect job … Continue reading

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Review: Eli Easton – Snowblind (Dreamspun Desires #29)

51OZUFqaDlL._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Eli Easton
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Thriller

Summary:

Snow, steam, and secrets.

The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted guest warily. The … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Andrew Grey – The Playmaker

51fN4tFQqQLAuthor: Andrew Grey
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:   Professional football player Hunter Davis is learning that saying he’s gay is very different from actively being in a relationship with another man—especially in the eyes of his teammates and fans. So when Hunter needs a personal assistant to keep him organized, he asks for a woman in order to prevent tongues from wagging.

Montgomery Willis badly needs to find work before he loses … Continue reading

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Audio Review: N.R. Walker – Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt Heart)

51s2nc89JdLAuthor: N.R. Walker
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Up until Travis arrived on his doorstep, Charlie had lived a very solitary life. He had surrounded himself with isolation; a couple million acres of red dirt, scorching sun and loneliness.

Six months on, winter has settled over the desert, and Charlie has the life he never dreamed possible. But living and working together, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, for six months … Continue reading

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Review: K.J. Charles – An Unseen Attraction (Sins of the Cities #1)

51su9h-caalAuthor: K.J. Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles.

Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies, his work—and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their long fireside evenings together. If only neat, precise, irresistible Mr. Green were interested in more than friendship. . … Continue reading

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Review: Lila Leigh Hunter – Dating in Retrospect (States of Love)

51xHLZCC0pLAuthor: Lila Leigh Hunter
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Giving the commencement speech at his alma mater doesn’t fit Clay Keller’s meticulous schedule. As Chief Executive Officer of Travel Mogul—the largest travel connoisseur company on the West Coast—he has no time to get back in touch with his country roots. He left fifteen years ago without a second look, but a medical scare makes him change his mind about the speech and brings him face-to-face with … Continue reading

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Review: Helen Kay Dimon – Guarding Mr. Fine (Tough Love #3)

51x32bi3wclAuthor : Helen Kay Dimon
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Mystery

Summary:
In this steamy novel of seduction and international intrigue, two brave men are stripped of their defenses—and exposed to dangers and desires that simmer below the surface.

As an agent with the CIA’s special activities division, Seth Lang lives for risk—and yet he’s stuck playing bodyguard to the U.S. consul general in Munich. Although Seth’s last assignment nearly killed him, babysitting some desk jockey … Continue reading

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Review: Trina Lane – Shards in the Sun (The Heart of Texas #1)

51Z1-Ioam8LAuthor: Trina Lane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

The heart of Texas beats strong, fuelled by the love between two men whose lives are interwoven like the long grass of the hill country they call home.

Brandon Blackstun has spent the last decade moving on from the hellish halls of high school. With an invitation to his reunion in hand, he plans to show his former classmates that not only did the repeated occurrences of being … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rhys Ford – Hanging the Stars (Half Moon Bay #2)

51N59--klILAuthor: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Summary:

Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter’s son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found…and then lost…love.

Now, Angel’s life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running … Continue reading

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