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

51Qo0gtlQzL._SY346_Author: Rhys Ford
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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Review: T.A. Moore – Liar, Liar

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Just another day at the office.

For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.

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Review: Andrew Grey – Growing His Dream (Planting Dreams #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Love can grow in even the harshest conditions.

Life has been a struggle for Lachlan Buttar ever since his mother passed away and left him unprepared to take care of himself. He’s gone from homeless to staying with a local minister, but it soon becomes clear he will be better off, and safer, on his own. Fortunately Foster and Javi agree to take Lachlan in and offer him … Continue reading

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Review: Lou Sylvre and Anne Barwell – Sunset at Pencarrow (World of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington’s famous fog? In the last year, Nate’s lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he’s found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog … Continue reading

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Review: Eric Arvin – Terms We Have for Dreaming

51p4QuJQvGLAuthor: Eric Arvin
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Summary:

Three hundred souls. That is all.

The entire world, all of human existence, comes to three hundred souls born and reborn again. No more and no less. Countless billions of people share these souls, each individual with a slight piece or sliver of grace. But when gods corrupt and upset the most delicate of balances, a hero must come forth to lead people toward a brighter day … Continue reading

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Review: L.A. Merrill – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

David Marks is looking for the perfect place to film his new web series and recover from his latest failed relationship. When reclusive writer Michael Sharp opens his Montana ranch to paying guests, David knows he’s found the right place—but he doesn’t expect to find Mr. Right too.

Forty years ago Michael Sharp’s father was murdered in front of him. No one believed a six-year-old boy’s testimony against … Continue reading

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