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

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

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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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Review: Tanya Chris – When It All Falls Down

when it allAuthor: Tanya Chris
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Mm Young Adult

Summary: Maybe Charlie should have waited until he graduated high school before coming out, because since that revelation there’s been a growing distance between him and his friends. Charlie’s tough, though. He doesn’t mind eating lunch alone or watching his former gang interact with their new best buddy. What he does mind is seeing Drew Lavoitt suffer the same fate.

Drew didn’t come … Continue reading

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Review: Lane Hayes – Leaning Into Love

leaning into loveAuthor: Lane Hayes
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Friends to Lovers

Summary: Eric Schuster is a successful guy. He’s part owner of a highly successful tech firm, he has a supportive family and a great group of close friends. But something is missing. Or maybe he’s reacting to his business partner and ex’s wedding news. He knows his former lover is making a big mistake but he also knows it’s time to move on. And … Continue reading

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Review: Reece Pine – In Your Court

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

With a shot at happiness in sight, it’s no time to drop the ball.

A back condition ruined Ray’s basketball ambitions, but he wants one last opportunity to play before hanging up his sneakers. While volunteering as a coach at a special needs school in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, he meets Singaporean Xin, who works matching wealthy corporations with compatible charities. Xin helps the American navigate the local … Continue reading

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Review: Kate McMurray – There Has to be a Reason

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Dave is enjoying his junior year at a big New England university, even if none of his relationships have been especially satisfying. He plans to hang around with his best friend Joe and focus on his studies until he graduates, and then he’ll figure out the rest.
Meeting Noel changes his plans.

Noel is strikingly beautiful and unlike anyone Dave knows. Something about Noel draws Dave to … Continue reading

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Review: Jaime Samms – Permanent Ink

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Reviewer: Shereadsalot
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

2nd Edition

Beauty is only skin deep, but some marks—and what they represent—are impossible to escape.

Eric resents his comfortable college life and the restrictions his family’s expectations put on him. Dwayne, his best friend Angel’s cousin, is a pierced and tattooed ex-con trying to rebuild his life. Eric sees only the tattoos and the way Dwayne’s upbringing have dictated his future. It takes a surprising revelation from … Continue reading

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Review: KC Burn – Plaid versus Paisley (Fabric Hearts #2)

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Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over. His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene—the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on … Continue reading

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Review: J.M. Dabney – Lucky (Twirled World #4)

luckyAuthor: J.M. Dabney
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: When someone was asked to describe crazy, if they knew Lee “Lucky” Trenton they’d point at him. Accident prone and without a filter of any kind to tell him to shut up before he says something inappropriate he’s no one’s idea of a perfect partner. Growing up with parents who subscribed to a philosophy of Radical Honesty Lucky and his siblings were doomed from the womb. Lucky … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Adam Carpenter – Crime Wave (The Jimmy McSwain Files Book #2)

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Author: Adam Carpenter
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
Jimmy McSwain returns to help his sister’s boyfriend fight a murder charge–and finds he may just have a lead on a cold case.

Hell’s Kitchen private investigator Jimmy McSwain returns in a twisting tale of past sins and present-day vengeance. Jimmy McSwain isn’t thrilled about taking a case for free but when his sister fears her boyfriend, Rocky, is cheating on her, … Continue reading

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