Emily Gould – Chrysalis


Author
: Emily Gould
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781936202874

This story really could have been longer and filled in some backstory, but as it was, I found it light and sweet.  Luke is supposed to be finding out if Josh, big giant rugby player, is gay, and if he is not, Luke is supposed to ask him if he would go out with Luke’s friend, Emmy.  What emo-looking Luke does instead is basically shout out, … Continue reading

Diana DiRicci – Swept Away


Author:
 Diana DiRicci
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Etopia Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781936751600

Luke is engaged to Sandy, and on the night of his unofficial bachelor party, his friends basically dare the very drunk Luke to kiss a man.  He does so, and realizes that this has rocked his world, bringing out feelings that he has never had before and making him question himself.  Apparently, he was honest with Sandy about it, which broke off the engagement in a fairly cruel … Continue reading

Valentina Heart – Memories


Author
: Valentina Heart
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Silver Publishing
Genre:
M/M Transgender
ISBN 13:
9781920484538

A very sweet trip down memory lane for an established couple. Marlin and Gabe are celebrating their love, and do so by taking a trip through all their best memories together, interspersed with hot sex. Marlin is a transsexual who has not yet had reassignment surgery, and the acceptance from Gabe is total and unconditional. They are a romantic, sweet couple, and this is a lovely reassurance … Continue reading

Valentina Heart – Sebastian’s Wolves


Author:
 Valentina Heart
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 
9781615818075

Sebastian. He is rough, tough, heart-broken, soft and loving. I was put off by him in the beginning of the book. He has a gentle mate, Tim, who is late for their anniversary dinner. Yes, it was for the third time, but Sebastian’s reaction, a punch to the face and then very rough sex, made me think, NO, not going to like you. He is impulsive and reactive, explosive … Continue reading

Carolyn LeVine Topol – The Attorney


Auth
or: Carolyn LeVine Topol
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781615819249

Sam is a lawyer and a friend of Jeff, the owner of the Male Room.  The Male Room is one of the hottest online gay dating sites in the city.  Sam is good at finding a hot hook ups, but not so good at finding a true partner. Sam has a rep as a serial trick, out for sex and never with anyone twice.   He is given a … Continue reading

Melanie Tushmore – Bar Tender Tale


Author:
 Melaine Tushmore
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781613723500

Bar Tender Tale has the most larger than life characters.  They just jumped off the pages for me, and made the book so interesting.  Nathan is a bartender, working at a gay pub called Rainbows, in an area filled with all kinds of pubs.  He is a self proclaimed nerd who loves zombies, B movies, action figures and comics, yet has many tattoos (including the Bat symbol) and … Continue reading

Spencer Rook – Curtain Up


Author
: Spencer Rook
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781613723135

Erik Waite has a Master’s of Arts in Theater, little money and no job.  So, when his friend Michelle asks (begs) him to take a job in the ensemble of a new musical that her current boyfriend is directing, he argues only a little bit before agreeing. He is dismayed to show up and realize the theater is a dump and the play not very good.  However, to … Continue reading

Christiane France – Blues in the Night


Author:
 Christiane France
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Amber Allure
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781611241563

This was a difficult book to rate, because I thought the premise had a lot of angst and potential, and the main characters of Alain and Kenny were fairly likeable, but that might be the problem.  Everything in it was “sort of”.   The story is told in third person POV of Alain, a high-powered lawyer who is in Marseille, celebrating the closing of a high profile case and … Continue reading

Erica Pike – Hot Hands


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

This short story has a bit of mystery, a bit of light bondage, a bit of angst and quite a bit of funny.  Casper is a college student who was viciously harassed and bullied for his sexuality in high school (after being outed by his then best friend).  It has hurt him deeply, and he’s a bit shy and untrusting of going after the men he wants.  … Continue reading

Kayla Bain-Vrba – Saints & Sinners


Author
: Kayla Bain-Vrba
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781620041123

This is part of the Kiss Me Quick Valentine bundle from Less Than Three.  This short story tells of Ephraim, who had planned on spending Valentine’s  Day in his apartment with reality TV and Chinese food.  His friend Andrew has other plans for him, however, and insists Ephraim come to a singles party, which Ephraim reluctantly does.   While there, he meets Jason, a tattooed muscle … Continue reading