Review: J.L. Merrow – Caught (The Shamwell Tales #1)

51-RxtS9hjL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, … Continue reading

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Review: J.D. Walker – Romancing the Bouncer

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Bennett “Ben” Pachowski is a bouncer at Throwbacks. He likes his job, though he gets tired of being thought of as more brawn than brain. He loves books, prefers to be romanced before sleeping with a man, and has a crazy feline companion named Bessie.

Ben’s favorite band, Rebel’s Ultimatum, plays at the club on weekends, giving him an eyeful of sexy bass player, Monty Mabuse. Ben is … 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: K.J. Charles – An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Random House – Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret.

Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – On Point (Out of Uniform #3)

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Author: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Never fall for your best friend…

Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn’t smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can’t ignore it. He needs Ben by … Continue reading

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Review: A.M. Arthur – Their Life as They Live It (Perspectives #4)

516Yux-DvmL._SY346_Author: A.M. Arthur
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Briggs-King Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

“Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Bernard “Bear” Henson is a blessed man. He is happily married to the love of his life, he co-owns a successful business, and his grown son is desperately in love with a wonderful partner. But Bear knows all too well how precarious that happiness is, so he lives every day … Continue reading

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Review: Eric Arvin – Terms We Have for Dreaming

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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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Review: Xavier Mayne – Farlough

51QFPjoad7L._SY346_Author: Xavier Mayne
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Newly turned thirty, Cameron North is preparing himself to spend his life alone. When he inherits his great-aunt’s teashop on the remote island of Farlough, he returns for the first time in more than a dozen years to a place where memories—and demons—flit close to the surface of his mind. There he meets Gwyneth, a sassy barista who becomes his instant best friend—until Cam discovers she’s … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rowan McAllister – Power Bottom?

51XcXFNW6dL._SY346_Author: Rowan McAllister
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself?
Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage…even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on … Continue reading

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