Review: Laura Lascarso – The Bravest Thing

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamsinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult

Summary:

High school junior Berlin Webber is about to reap the fruits of his hard work and land a football scholarship—if he can keep his sexuality a secret from his best friend, Trent, and their homophobic coach. Then Hiroku Hayashi swerves into the high school parking lot on his tricked-out motorcycle like some sexy comic book villain, and Berlin knows he doesn’t stand a chance.

Hiroku is … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Eli Easton – Snowblind (Dreamspun Desires #29)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Thriller

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:

Snow, steam, and secrets.

The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted … Continue reading

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Review: Andria Large – From War to Forever (War Trilogy #1)

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

2nd Edition

Dennis

The love of my life is dead. Is there a reason to live anymore?

I’m a veteran Marine. Terrorists took not only my foot, but also my wife. Recurrent nightmares, a dead-end job, and a painful limp are all I have left. My best friend, Tucker, and my sister, Lizette, keep me afloat. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Tucker… literally. … Continue reading

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Review: Rick R. Reed – The Perils of Intimacy (Series)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Jimmy and Mark make an adorable couple. Jimmy’s kindness and clean-cut cuteness radiate out of him like light. Mark, although a bit older, complements Jimmy with his humor and his openness to love.

But between them, a dark secret lurks, one with the power to destroy.

See, when Mark believes he’s meeting Jimmy for the first time in the diner where he works, he’s wrong.

Mark has … Continue reading

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Review: Brandon Witt – Vodka & Handcuffs (Mary’s Boys #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Vahin Arora, Hamburger Mary’s sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends—his chosen family at Mary’s—don’t realize Vahin hasn’t had a hookup in months. Then Tall, Dark, and Handsome steps through the door, and Vahin’s libido races back to life.

Being a black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job—Marlon Barton can’t imagine adding being gay to the equation. And while … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Mason Thomas – Lord Mouse (Lords of Davenia #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Amy Lane – Winter Ball (Winter Ball #1)

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Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.

One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected—nor want to forget. Soon Skip … Continue reading

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Review: Bru Baker – Tall, Dark and Deported

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Reviewer: Kevin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Romance

Summary:

Crossing the border into love.

Snap decisions and misguided ideas bring Portuguese national Mateus Fontes and businessman Crawford Hargrave together at the Canadian border crossing.

Mateus is caught in a catch-22. With his almost-expired tourist visa, entrance to Canada is denied, but the US won’t let him back in either. Crawford thinks he’s solved things when he tells the border agent they’re engaged, and it works—except now … Continue reading

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Review: TJ Klune – Olive Juice

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Author: TJ Klune
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: It begins with a message that David cannot ignore:

I want to see you.

He agrees, and on a cold winter’s night, David and Phillip will come together to sift through the wreckage of the memory of a life no longer lived.

David is burdened, carrying with him the heavy guilt of the past six years upon his shoulders.

Phillip offers redemption.

Review: I … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Fire and Hail (Carlisle Cops #5)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Randy Fuller

Summary:

Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.

What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his … Continue reading

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