Review: Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow – Turn Up the Heat

51WzpbKzViLAuthor: Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

First impressions fool recently dumped Rory into thinking Shannon’s a walk on the wild side and the perfect way to get over a failed relationship. Shannon’s not about to argue. Not when Rory coaxes him into some of the hottest, roughest sex of his life. But who is Rory falling in love with? A fantasy lover or the real man?

Fighting to keep Rory happy, … Continue reading

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Review: Andrew Grey – Setting the Hook

51NcuB1A1cLAuthor: Andrew Grey
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It could be the catch of a lifetime. William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen’s fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn’t the only view William enjoys, but he’s never made his move. A vacation romance just isn’t on his horizon.

William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode … Continue reading

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

51YUwfhWhzLAuthor: Eli Easton
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Thriller

Narrator: John Solo

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 … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Lucy Felthouse – Illicit Relations (Boys Will Do Boys #5)

517oeOC14CLAuthor: Lucy Felthouse
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick Dee

Summary:

Terry’s had a crush on his second cousin Justin for what seems like forever. He’s hidden it as well as possible, knowing that the other man is out of bounds, forbidden fruit. Second cousins getting together isn’t actually illegal, but for Justin the relationship is too close—he just can’t contemplate them being together.

But when some new information comes to light about Terry’s birth and his … Continue reading

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Review: Kim Fielding – Stasis (Ennick Trilogy #1)

51XsXhdvkzLAuthor: Kim Fielding
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

Praesidium is the most prosperous city-state in the world, due not only to its location at the mouth of a great bay, but also to its strict laws, stringently enforced. Ordinary criminals become bond-slaves, but the Wizard places traitors in Stasis, a dreamless frozen state.

Ennek is the Chief’s younger son. He has grown up without much of a purpose, a man who cannot fulfill his true desires and … Continue reading

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Review: Rick R. Reed – The Perils of Intimacy (Series)

51J3CR-q-0L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Rick R. Reed
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Jimmy and Mark make an adorable couple. Jimmy’s kindness and clean-cut cuteness radiate out of him like light. Mark, although a bit older, complements Jimmy with his humor and his openness to love.

But between them, a dark secret lurks, one with the power to destroy.

See, when Mark believes he’s meeting Jimmy for the first time in the diner where he works, he’s wrong.

Mark has … Continue reading

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Review: Santino Hassell – Concourse (Five Boroughs #5)

41XQz33bePL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka.

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always … Continue reading

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Review: Brandon Witt – Vodka & Handcuffs (Mary’s Boys #2)

51HcalGturLAuthor: Brandon Witt
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Vahin Arora, Hamburger Mary’s sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends—his chosen family at Mary’s—don’t realize Vahin hasn’t had a hookup in months. Then Tall, Dark, and Handsome steps through the door, and Vahin’s libido races back to life.

Being a black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job—Marlon Barton can’t imagine adding being gay to the equation. And while … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Mason Thomas – Lord Mouse (Lords of Davenia #1)

51k57Fr9tfLAuthor: Mason Thomas
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free … Continue reading

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Review: Cardeno C. – To Touch You (Mates #4)

51D7Ea09yoLAuthor: Cardeno C.
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain … Continue reading

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