Theo Fenraven – Picture This (Will Crawford #2)

Author: Theo Fenraven
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608204422

Picture this is the story of actor Will Crawford, who commissions naked photographs of himself by Rick.  Rick is known to be discreet, trustworthy and talented in the world of photographing famous people.  He has had a crush on famous Will for a while, so is very excited to take the assignment.

They do the photo shoot at Rick’s, fathers’ farm, where privacy is guaranteed.  The scene starts off well, … Continue reading

Shae Connor – Chicago

Author: Shae Connor
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613720226

Chicago is the setting for this sweet, first time story of Darren and Nathan, two young men at loose ends in Chicago for a visit.  Darren has come to visit his overbearing, insulting, pretentious lover, Robert. After just one too many verbal slams by Robert, Darren finally realizes how used he has been (and you do have to wonder how an intelligent man like Darren would have put up with … Continue reading

Erica Kealey – Opposite Day

Author: Erica Kealey
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781936202850

Our story begins with Davis standing outside, having just caught his  boyfriend Roger cheating on him.  Roger wasn’t the first boyfriend to cheat on Davis, but actually brought his ex to the apartment he shared with Davis to have his fun.  Davis has had it, and as he standing outside contemplating going to the city apartment he didn’t give up when he moved in with Roger, he is splashed … Continue reading

Mia Watts – Mommy’s Little Shapeshifter

Author: Mia Watts
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781607354697

This short story is set in the world of Mommy, a heavyset, no nonsense immortal woman who runs a diner for paranormal beings.  And yes, they all call her mommy.  Benny is a dog shifter, a Corgi to be exact. He has a hopeless crush on a nice German Shepherd named Dieter.

Mommy has a hand in forcing the two to meet.  The story is so short that really all we … Continue reading

Lucy Felthouse – The Cottage in the Woods


Author: Lucy Felthouse
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: F/F Paranormal
ISBN 13: NA

This was my very first foray into the F/F genre, and since I really like the M/M genre above all else, I was a little apprehensive. I needn’t have been, however, because the writing of Lucy Felthouse made me like the book.   Heidi is a young woman, living alone in, yes, a Cottage in the Woods.  Peering out her window one day, she spies a fox.  Thinking the fox … Continue reading

Erica Pike – A Grade-A-Sex Deal (College Fun and Gays #2)


Author: Erica Pike
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: No Boundaries Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: NA

I was incredibly leery about reading this one, because the idea of trading sex for a grade didn’t seem like it would leave room for a story, it would be more of a PWP (porn without plot) kind of thing.  I was happily surprised to realize there was a very decent story arc here.  I do wish the story had been longer (it’s very short), because Daniel … Continue reading

Cari Z- Different Spheres

Author: Cari Z
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723180

Poor Gil.  Ten years ago he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and when he has a relapse, he calls his sister Tally.  When this relapse occurs, complete with double vision, Tally is on her first child-free, non-work related vacation with her husband.  There is no way Gil is going to bother her.  So, he goes next door to Warren’s house, his new (for six months) neighbor to get a ride to the … Continue reading

Kim Dare – Waking Up Naked


Author: Kim Dare
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781607354741

I wasn’t sure how to classify this book, BDSM lite perhaps.  The focus is more on Carl, the sub, and his inability to remember his first night with his Dom, Miles.  Miles is one of the owners of the company, SKIN, that Carl works for.  Carl has been secretly lusting after Miles since he started there.   As our story begins, Carl wakes up in a stranger’s bed … Continue reading

Stephani Hecht – Going With My Heart

Author: Stephani Hecht
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Total E-bound
Genre: M/M contemporary
ISBN 13: 9780857158918

The premise of this book was one I usually enjoy – reunions, second chances, getting back to where you where.  With this book, however, I felt it was not done acceptably.  Brody and Dale are best friends, first loves, high school sweethearts.   They are in it for the long haul, or so Brody thinks right up until the minute that Dale up and leaves him, joining the Air Force … Continue reading

Rachael White – Serendipity


Author:  Rachael White
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:  Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781620041321

It is Valentine’s Day morning and Atticus is already having a lousy day.  He had plans for the day, wanting to spend it with his boyfriend. Unfortunately, said boyfriend unceremoniously dumps him.  Adding to his lousy day, a man on the train mistakes him for homeless and gives him money.  As Atticus sputters, “I’m a hipster!”. Noah, his would be benefactor, is amused and confused. They part ways amiably.

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