What we loved in 2017

Favorites of 2017

The books we just couldn’t put down this year, in no particular order!  Click to see reviews (where available).

Ashley

Sanctuary (A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe) By Ann-Katrin Byrde

This was by far my favorite book of the year, and since Ann-Katrin always makes my favorites lists that’s no big surprise.  A friends-to-lovers book that follows two shifters, Ori and Patton, this book is full of sweetness and adventure.  Ori and Patton have always been best friends and in their heart of hearts they know they’ve always loved one another, but … Continue reading

Review: Angel Martinez – Safety Protocols for Human Holidays: A Holiday to Remember


Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Genre: F/F Science Fiction

Summary:

Part of the “A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series”

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli’s experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what’s bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli’s out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she’s not a … Continue reading

Review: Wayne Mansfield – Down Memory Lane

Author: Wayne Mansfield
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Mm

Summary:When Vincent takes shelter in a bookshop one stormy day, he happens upon a book of male nudes. One of them brings back memories of his first, and possibly greatest, love — Daniel McClary. When a sales assistant tells him there’s a man who resembles the model in the picture that comes into the shop every week, Vincent wonders if it could be the same man who broke his … Continue reading

Review: Freddy MacKay – Watermelon Kisses: A Holiday to Remember series

Author: Freddy MacKay
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Life hasn’t been easy for Amir since he fled Iran after a brutal imprisonment. The trauma experienced at the hands of the guards left a dark spot on his soul. The one constant in his life since relocating to Chicago has been his lover—now husband—Esmail, whose steadfast love and support has soothed his wounded heart.

But this Shab-e Yalda, Amir wants to be the one … Continue reading

Review: Toni Griffin – Corey’s Christmas Bundle: A Holiday to Remember series (Atherton Pack 5)

Author: Toni Griffin
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: MM Paranormal

Summary: Being pregnant is not all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you’re male and a shifter. Even though the world now knows about wolf shifters, their male’s ability to bare young is still a closely guarded secret. Since Corey’s pregnancy is now visible, he’s been stuck at home working on code and waiting for company to drop by. Problem is, though, the human government … Continue reading

Review: Foster Bridget Cassidy – But to Love More (ARC) – A Holiday to Remember


Author: Foster Bridget Cassidy
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: MM Paranormal

Summary:Mel finally gets to go home for Christmas. In his absence, his hometown has changed, and Carlos, his best friend’s little brother, is all grown up and interested in a relationship. But Carlos has his work cut out for him since Mel’s having trouble seeing past the little brother part and his big brother, Aldo’s determined to keep them apart.

Review:
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Review: A.M. Arthur – Wild Trail (Clean Slate Ranch #1)

Author: A.M. Arthur
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: home of tight jeans, cowboy boots, and rough trails. For some men, it’s a fantasy come true.

Mack Garrett loves the rolling hills surrounding his Northern California dude ranch. Leading vacationers on horse trails with his two best friends is enough – romance is definitely not in the cards. When a sexy tourist shows up at Clean Slate, he’s as far from Mack’s … Continue reading

Review: A.M. Arthur – Heard (Breaking Free #3)

Author: A.M. Arthur
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Briggs-King Books
Genre: Alt Universe

Summary:

An omega who can’t speak meets an alpha who won’t listen….

Karter Jenks is a first-year constable who’s still trying to prove himself to his superiors, so he isn’t looking for a mate right now. Soon, sure, but he also knows he has work to do to change his alphahole tendencies around omega rights. The Kell Iverson trial opened his eyes to how cruelly some omegas are … Continue reading

Review: Toni Griffin – Archie’s Accidental Kidnapping (Hounds of the Hunt #1)

Author: Toni Griffin
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

Long nights hunting supernatural beings means little time for love in Adze’s life. He and his pack mates are what protects Melbourne, and Australia, from the things that go bump in the night—very real spirits and demons who prey on humans.

Every day Archie’s life is consumed by work as he desperately tries to pay back his student debt and a loan a boyfriend took out … Continue reading

Review: Lissa Kasey – Model Exposure (Haven Investigations #4)

Author: Lissa Kasey
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

After being rescued by Ollie, Kade continues to suffer the aftermath of his ordeal, both physically and psychologically. Not knowing how else to clear his head, he pours his energy into Ollie—the love of his life—and Haven Investigations, but neither Ollie nor Kade can continue to ignore what they learned from their last case: Ollie’s brother, Nathan, might have betrayed Kade.

As they dig into Ollie’s past, secrets … Continue reading