Review: Kate McMurray – What’s the Use of Wondering? (WMU #2)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Violinist Logan has spent most of his life training for a career in music. But as the pressure mounts during his junior year, he questions whether playing in an orchestra is the future he wants, or one chosen by his parents. His new roommate—that annoying jerk Peter from last year’s production of _i>Guys and Dolls—complicates matters. Crammed into a dorm room with the overconfident but undeniably hot accounting … Continue reading

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Review: Ari McKay – Santa’s Naughty Helper

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Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Shy lawyer Kevin Anderson is presented with an unexpected opportunity when he draws hunky litigator Erik Wilson’s name for their office’s secret holiday gift exchange. Kevin has pined for his friend for a long time, but he fears ruining their working relationship if Erik doesn’t return his feelings. The anonymity of the exchange gives him the chance to let Erik know someone is interested, so … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Cindy Sutherland – Wrapped Up in Chains

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: BDSM

Narrator: John Anthony Davis

Summary:

Devon West is a professional Dom who runs his own club, doesn’t believe in romance, and has never been in a long-term relationship. All this changes when he rescues Chase Mackenzie.

Chase is a runaway who has been kept as a slave since he was sixteen. Now twenty-three, he’s still innocent and sweet despite being severely abused and left behind by his Dom.

When … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Lane – Manny Get Your Guy (The Mannies #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Starting over and falling in love.

Tino Robbins’s sister, Nica, and her husband, Jacob, are expecting their fifth child. Fortunately, Nica’s best friend, Taylor Cochran, is back in town, released from PT and in need of a job.

After years in the service and recovering from grave injury, Taylor has grown a lot from the callow troublemaker he’d been in high school. Now he’s hoping for a fresh … Continue reading

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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)

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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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