D.J. Manly – Carnal Learning


Author: D.J. Manly
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
eXtasy Books
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781554878949

Told in first person POV by Oliver, who is in love with his boyfriend, Randy, and wants a commitment.  Randy, at 26 being five years Oliver’s senior, claims to be “not ready”.  When Oliver’s mother gets engaged and moves 800 miles away, from Toronto to Montreal, she wants Oliver to transfer colleges and come with her.  Randy not only does not complain he encourages the move.  Ten days … Continue reading

J.M. Snyder – Tee’d Off


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Amber Allure
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781602724990

This is a fun short story (less than 60 pages) from J.M. Snyder. Greg Chennault is a young kid who gets interested in golf as his home is set just off the fairway of a golf course.  While a teenager, he gets a job caddying for a man, Trevor Johns, at this golf club that lasts throughout his high school years.  During his time as Mr. Johns’ caddy, … Continue reading

J.M. Snyder – Caught Off Base


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
JMS Books
Genre:
M/M Contempory
ISBN 13:
9781935753032

Warning:  Contains spoilers for the previous book in this series.  It is not recommended to read this book as a standalone.

This short story is a follow up/companion story to the novel ‘Stepping Up to the Plate’.   The main character of this short is one of the secondary characters in the first novel – Ange.  It is unclear exactly how long after the action of the first book … Continue reading

J.M. Snyder – For the Boys


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Aspen Mountain Press
Genre:
M/M Historical
ISBN 13:
9781601682123

This was one of those stories that just reach in, grab your heart and squeeze.    It is set during the Korean War and told in third person POV of Carl, a pilot.  Carl has a best friend in his navigator, Bert.  Bert is a ladies’ man, always looking for a cutie to share time with.  This time, it is Ellie, a girl he saw in the USO … Continue reading

J.M. Snyder – Maybe


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
JMS Books
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781935753131

Josh and DeMar were actors together in a Shakespearean play.  Starting as friends, they became a couple until fighting and anger drove them apart, and Josh left the show, the city and their partnership.  DeMar, three weeks after the show ends and Josh has gone home, shows up at the airport and asks Josh to pick him up.  Can they rekindle what they lost?

This is a difficult … Continue reading

Carol Lynne – Spring


Author: Carol Lynne
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Total E-Bound
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9780857155016

Sidney is first introduced as a ten-year-old boy, who just lost his very beloved mother to cancer.  Sidney’s father, a ranch owner, is cold and remote, and abusive.   Losing his wife seems to be the final straw for him, and he treats his son with neglect, disdain or abuse.  Nash, eight years older than Sidney, is a ranch hand who lost his father not long before Sidney’s mom died.  … Continue reading

Cari Z – Treasured


Author: Cari Z.
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Jupiter Gardens Press
Genre:
M/M Urban Fantasy
ISBN 13:
2940011114373

Daniel is a grad student in magic, studying magical history and working at the museum part time, when he meets Rhys (Reece), a shifter. Rhys is new to the area and snows his attraction to Daniel by asking him to dinner, followed by a night at his hotel.  Rhys has money, though he is a little vague on what he actually does for a living.

The story … Continue reading

Cassidy Ryan – Imperfect


Author: Cassidy Ryan
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Total E-Bound
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9780857155153

Zach and Logan are partners on the police force, and have been so for over two years.  They are friends and lovers, as well. Logan tends to take huge chances and it makes Zach crazy.   When Zach’s grandfathers’ friend dies, and a ring he was supposedly buried in turns up in a local pawn shop, gramps asks the two to investigate.

As they begin the investigation, Logan is … Continue reading

Anita Clenney – Awaken the Highland Warrior


Author: Anita Clenney
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Inc.
Genre:
M/F Historical Highlands
ISBN 13:
9781402251238

 

I admit to a weakness for Highlander stories.  I love the era, the strong men, the trouble, and the kilts.  What I don’t love is the tendency for the females in the Highlander stories to be clingy, soft ladies who constantly need rescuing by the big Alpha males.  So, it was a very pleasant surprise to get to know the heroine of this book, Bree Kirkland.  … Continue reading

Amanda Scott – Seduced By a Rogue


Author: Amanda Scott
Reviewed by: 
Lucy
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group USA.
Genre:
M/F Historical Highlands
ISBN 13:
9780446541343

 

It has been quite a while since I have read a Scottish Highlander book, so was a little unsure of how I would feel about the high-handed ways usually apparent in the heroes.  I shouldn’t have worried.  Robert Maxwell, our hero, has been sent to Dunwythie by his brother Alex, the Sheriff of Dumfries, to order the laird Dunwythie to turn over collected taxes, with … Continue reading