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

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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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Review: M.A. Church – Texting, Autocorrect, and a Prius

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Clay McDonald finds the perfect car on Craigslist and is quick to send the seller a text:

Is your penis still for sale?

AutoCorrect strikes again. Damn—he should’ve proofread. How embarrassing.

Luckily Darrell Anderson, a mechanic and the owner of the Prius, is more amused than offended, and the two men agree to meet. When they do, the attraction is instant, and a date is arranged. But a … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Shira Anthony – Forgotten Paradise (Dreamspun Desires #32)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Andrew McFerrin

Summary:

It’s dangerous diving for secrets.

When a mega company threatens to take over his family-owned business, programming prodigy Adam Preston escapes the stress with a much-needed vacation in the Dominican Republic. There he meets attractive, intelligent, insightful Jonah James, a scuba dive instructor, and what starts as a holiday fling soon blossoms into much more.

But Jonah has a secret: ten years ago he woke … Continue reading

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Review: Clare London – Romancing the Ugly Duckling (Dreamspun Desires)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Is this the makeover of a lifetime?

Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.

Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to … Continue reading

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Review: Ariel Tachna – Revelations (Talking in Code #0.5)

revelationsAuthor: Ariel Tachna
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Pres
Genre: Contemporary Free – MMM

Summary:

Spanning the six years before the events of Talking in Code, this collection of short stories recounts highlights of how Richard, Tim, and Eric fell in love—and into bed. These seven tales reveal the early adventures of the two former Navy SEALs, an expert sniper, and their paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega. Between dangerous missions and their aftermath, the three men find time … Continue reading

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Review: Meghan Maslow – Ride Along (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Drew Nolan is a loud-and-proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer’s block. He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time. When he wins a ride-along at a writer’s conference, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot… until he meets his partner.

Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family, his partner, and the respect of his … Continue reading

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Review: Pat Henshaw – Frank At Heart (Foothills Pride #6)

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Author: Pat Henshaw
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: Everything about thirty-five-year-old Stone Acres hardware store owner Frank McCord is old-fashioned—from his bow tie and overalls to the way he happily makes house calls to his dreams of lasting romance, true love, and marriage. Frank’s predecessors have run the store and been mainstays in the small California town for over a century. While genial Frank upholds tradition and earns the respect of friends and … Continue reading

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Review: S.E. Harmon – P.S. I Spook You

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal/Mystery/Suspense

Summary:

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it … Continue reading

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Review: Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mystery Suspense/Urban Fantasy

Summary:

* Novel-length expansion of original short story found in Charmed & Dangerous anthology. *

Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it’s a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that’s running around Chinatown, trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Anna Martin – Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me

51JAkQGNTLLAuthor: Anna Martin
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Jesse Cota

Summary:

and One Time I Kissed Him First

When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe not.

As a kid, Evan King thought Scott Sparrow was the most amazing person he’d ever met. At seventeen, his crush runs a little deeper, and nothing seems simple anymore. Scott is more interested in football … Continue reading

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