Xara X. Xanakas – Bennie’s Wish


Author: Xara X. Xanakas
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781613724934

 

There is something to be said about the nerdy, chubby guy.  Most of the time, they just don’t see what others do:  how great they are.  In the case of Ally, saddled by his very wealthy parents with the name Aloysius Theodisius, he puts up with incredibly ignorant, moocher friends so that he doesn’t have to be alone.  His friends, Robbie in particular, are horrible … Continue reading

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Andrew Grey – Redemption by Fire

Author: Andrew Grey
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781613724712

What to say about this? I love my fireman more than anything and while this story isn’t bad, it didn’t really grab me either. The writing is good but there is a weird combination of some very hot sex scenes and some very flowery words.

Dirk is a closeted gay fireman who pushes everyone away by being a complete asshole so that no one will get too close and guess his secret.  As far … Continue reading

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Cindy Sutherland – All the Things I Didn’t See

Author: Cindy Sutherland
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781613724668

Josh and Sam are best friends in real life and on-screen lovers on a popular soap opera. Josh is straight and has a live in girlfriend, Sam is gay and has a live in boyfriend and each relationship is dying a slow death. As Sam and Josh are coming out of a coffee shop, a deranged fan shoots Sam nearly ending his life. During Sam’s recovery, Josh doesn’t leave his … Continue reading

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Mary Calmes – Frog

Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613724699

Wow! For a self proclaimed hater of saccharine stories, I loved this book. I was drawn in from the very first chapter and my interest never waned.

Weber is a homeless, middle aged, ex rodeo rider who is in love with Cyrus, a prominent neurosurgeon who lives in San Francisco. Loving Cyrus isn’t the problem, being penniless and having terrible self esteem, is. Without many prospects other than trying to … Continue reading

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A Crack In Time By Lee James

Author: Lee James
Reviewed by: Aggie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Bittersweet
ISBN 13: 9781613724149

Ahhhh……..1970. The music. The doobies. The disastrous fashion statement that were bell bottoms. Smiley faces and peace symbols everywhere. The tragedies of Kent State and Vietnam.
And a young gay man’s first sexual experience and love affair.
It is during this unstable era that Micha Dahl, (now an older business man), grows into manhood and his sexuality, in a do-nothing, small Montana town, while going to school and … Continue reading

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Sue Brown – Complete Faith (Morning Report 2)

Author: Sue Brown
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Romance
ISBN 13: 9781613724767

For Tommy Bradley, a hand working on the Lost Cow Ranch in rural Texas, admitting his sexuality is impossible, even if his bosses, Luke and Simon, are gay—Tommy has spent his entire life hiding the truth from his homophobic parents. Then Tommy meets pastor Noah Taylor in Luke’s father’s hospital room, and his difficult secret becomes that much harder to keep.

Noah is unlike any man of God—or any man—Tommy’s … Continue reading

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Tia Fielding – Thank My Lucky Scars

Author: Tia Fielding
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613724682

Sometimes the damndest things happen when you have a bit of bad luck.  Matt, a bicycle messenger who had a run in with a Mercedes.  A bad run in, which required surgery for his broken leg, left him with nerve damage and has him pretty much confined for recovery.  His best friend Jon introduces him to Twitter and within one evening he is hooked.   Tweeting away, following people and making discoveries.  His … Continue reading

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J.P. Barnaby – Enlightened



Author: J. P. Barnaby
Reviewed by
: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Coming Of Age
ISBN 13: 9781615818174

 

I’m not a big fan of books about boys. It’s just a personal preference of mine but a friend recommended this sweet story and now I have to read the sequel.

Brian McAllister is the typical 16 year old boy next door until he hears a sermon a hell, fire and brimstone sermon about homosexuality at his friend Jamie’s church. … Continue reading

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Heidi Belleau – Bookended

Author: Heidi Belleau
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Menage
ISBN 13: 9781613724

Bookended is a short story involving Justin, his boss Fletcher, and the random pick up they find in a bookstore.  It’s difficult to really review, because it is, for the most part, a sex scene with the three of them.  Justin is Fletcher’s personal assistant with benefits.  Fletcher can’t even decide if they are a couple or not.  Ogden has been ogling Fletcher for quite a while and finally, Justin brings the … Continue reading

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Mary Calmes – Mine

Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13: 9781613724262

Why have I been ignoring Ms Calmes books?  This story was absolutely amazing.  I could have read another 200 pages of Landry and Trevan easily.

Trevan Bean works as a runner for a crime lord in Detroit where he lives with his partner, Landry Carter.  Trevan is a tough guy on the outside but when it comes to Landry he’s a pile of mush.  The guys are scrimping and … Continue reading

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