Review: J.L. Merrow – Caught (The Shamwell Tales #1)

51-RxtS9hjL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, … Continue reading

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Review: K.J. Charles – An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Random House – Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret.

Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – On Point (Out of Uniform #3)

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Author: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Never fall for your best friend…

Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn’t smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can’t ignore it. He needs Ben by … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rowan McAllister – Power Bottom?

51XcXFNW6dL._SY346_Author: Rowan McAllister
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself?
Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage…even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Legal Artistry (Art Series #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:

Years ago, Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died and left him everything, including a photo album containing pictures of the art collection she left behind when her family fled the Nazis. Now, Dieter is calling on the services of a lawyer, Gerald Young, to determine whether his family’s legacy might be returned to him.

Gerald doesn’t hold out much hope that the paintings will be returned, but … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Tara Lain – Cowboys Don’t Come Out (Cowboys Don’t #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: K.C. Kelly

Summary:

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai … Continue reading

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Review: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams – Before You Break (Secrets #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: BDSM

Summary:

Six years ago Ellis walked into his first briefing as the newest member of London’s Specialist Firearms unit. He was partnered with Wayne and they became fast friends. When Wayne begins to notice changes—Ellis’s erratic temper, the effects of sleep deprivation—he knows he has to act before Ellis reaches his breaking point. He invites Ellis to the opening of the new BDSM club, Secrets, where … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Avon Gale – Whiskey Business

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Kirt Graves

Summary:

Ryder Waites will do anything to keep the tiny town of Gallows Grove, Kentucky, from vanishing off the map—even sell his family’s whiskey recipe to Bluegrass Bourbon in Lexington. Hopeful that the larger company can provide necessary improvements to the distillery, Ryder’s ultimate goal is to get Gallows Grove on the Bourbon Trail… and bring in much-needed tourism revenue. But to keep producing Hanged Man … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Sloane Kennedy – Salvation (The Protectors #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Trauma surgeon Ronan Grisham lost everything the day the man he loved was stolen from him in a brutal attack. Driven by a thirst for vengeance, he turns his hatred into building an underground group that can do what he couldn’t that fateful day…take the lives of the guilty to save the lives of the innocent. But years later, he’s forced to confront the one link … Continue reading

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Review: Diana Copland – Michael Reinvented

51kikv43QCLAuthor: Diana Copland
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Cute hipster and interior designer Michael doesn’t do love—not after his ex screwed him over. Sex is a different story, though, and the gentle giant who’s painting the mural in the old mansion they’re restoring might be perfect hookup material. Gil is just Michael’s type with his solid muscle, wicked sense of humor, and the hazel eyes that seem to see into Michael’s soul.

Trouble is, Gil does … Continue reading

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