Review: Amy Lane – Bonfires

51snMybAVALAuthor: Amy Lane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Ten years ago Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He’s gotten to know his community, including Mr. Larkin, the bouncy, funny science teacher. But when Larx is dragged unwillingly into administration, he stops coaching the track team and starts running alone. Aaron—who thought life began and ended with his kids—is … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Martin – Rainbow Sprinkles (States of Love)

51YvOypYMBLAuthor: Anna Martin
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot … Continue reading

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Review: Clare London – How the Other Half Lives (London Lads #2)

51HXR25hKLLAuthor: Clare London
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Compulsive neat freak meets chaotic slob: Can their living space survive the conflict?

Martin Harrison keeps himself to himself and his Central London flat as neat as a new pin. Maybe he should loosen up and enjoy more of a social life, but in his mind, that’s tantamount to opening the floodgates to emotional chaos. He agrees, however, to join the flat-sitting scheme in his building and look … Continue reading

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Review: Tara Lain – Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

34149312Author: Tara Lain
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Cowboy

Summary: Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Diana Copland – David, Renewed

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

Narrator: Michael Pauley

Summary:

When interior designer David Snyder buys a beautiful century-old house in eastern Washington, he is reeling with heartbreak and looking for somewhere to put down roots. Unfortunately his new home comes with a laundry list of problems: electrical, plumbing, heating… things David knows nothing about. When his mother offers him the business card of a local handyman, David pictures an overweight, balding man in his … Continue reading

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Review: Rhys Ford – There’s This Guy

51cJw9w4yuLAuthor: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?

Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.

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Review: Damon Suede – Lickety Split

licketyAuthor: Damon Suede
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM

Summary: Patch Hastle grew up in a hurry, ditching East Texas for NYC to make his name as a DJ and model without ever looking back. When his parents die unexpectedly, he heads home to unload the family farm ASAP and skedaddle. Except the will left Patch’s worst enemy in charge: his father’s handsome best friend who made his high school years hell.

Tucker Biggs is going nowhere. Twenty … Continue reading

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Audio Review: R. Cooper – The Firebird and Other Stories (Beings in Love #5)

51n75MYQifL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Author: R. Cooper
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Anthology

Narrator: Robert Nieman

Summary:

Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they’ve lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.

A firebird … Continue reading

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Review: J.P. Barnaby – Sophie (Survivor Stories #5)

51mG9hIfJtLAuthor: J.P. Barnaby
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It’s amazing how a single word from a tiny girl can change your life.

Spencer Thomas’s world turns upside down when his beloved Nell dies and leaves custody of her three-year-old daughter to him. Her “Spenna” comes when Sophie needs him most, but his boyfriend, Aaron, can’t be a parent. He just can’t. Neither of them expected a baby to fall into the lives they’d finally just settled.

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Review: Susan Laine – After the Romance Novel

afterAuthor: Susan Laine
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Young Adult

Summary: Romance novels always end with a happy ever after. Right?

Evan and Adam are best friends, but they don’t know everything about each other. For one thing, Adam doesn’t know Evan writes and publishes gay romance novels until he discovers one while snooping on Evan’s laptop.

This revelation changes their relationship in ways neither could’ve imagined. Adam’s reaction to reading Evan’s stories is not … Continue reading

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