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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Review: J.L. Merrow – Spun (The Shamwell Tales #4)

41pywV6pGNL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

With friends like these…

An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easygoing postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Cindy Sutherland – Wrapped Up in Chains

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: BDSM

Narrator: John Anthony Davis

Summary:

Devon West is a professional Dom who runs his own club, doesn’t believe in romance, and has never been in a long-term relationship. All this changes when he rescues Chase Mackenzie.

Chase is a runaway who has been kept as a slave since he was sixteen. Now twenty-three, he’s still innocent and sweet despite being severely abused and left behind by his Dom.

When … Continue reading

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Review: Matthew Metzger – Sex in C Major

51MzYVHB0bLAuthor: Matthew Metzger
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: MM

Summary:

Stefan has…fantasies.

He knows chasing those fantasies is only going to end in disaster, but he can’t seem to stop his self-destructive spiral. He’s a transgender man struggling to come to terms with the intersection of his identity and his sexual fantasies as a submissive. He needs someone to take control before he loses it completely.

Daz can take control. He can teach Stefan everything there is to … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Angel Martinez – Vassily the Beautiful (The ETSO Universe #1)

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Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Sci-Fi/Futuristic

Narrator: Greg Bordreaux

Summary:

Vassily Belikov, composer and pampered son of privilege, suffered neurological damage in the accident that killed his father. Resentful of being treated as an invalid, he lives as a recluse, dependent on his mother. That changes the day she brings home a new husband with two sons of his own.

When deep-space pirates capture Vassily’s mother, he’s left to the mercy … Continue reading

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

5134-nRyT0LAuthor: Avon Gale
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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