Review: ‘Nathan Burgoine – Handmade Holidays

Author: ‘Nathan Burgoine
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: At nineteen, Nick is alone for the holidays and facing reality: this is how it will be from now on. Refusing to give up completely, Nick buys a Christmas tree, and then realizes he has no ornaments. A bare tree and an empty apartment aren’t a great start, but a visit from his friend Haruto is just the ticket to get him through this first, worst, Christmas. … Continue reading

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Review: Laura Bailo – A Special Delivery

Author: Laura Bailo
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Colin only meant to take a wrongly delivered package to a house a few streets over. But a sudden snowstorm leaves him with no option but to beg shelter from his unknown neighbour James. During the course of a long night, a cozy fire, a little hot chocolate and the snow outside conspire to draw the two men closer. But will their connection outlast the storm?

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Review: Asta Idonea – Of Printers and Presents

Author: Asta Idonea
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Colleagues Ford and Vaughan have long admired each other from afar, but Vaughan’s shyness and Ford’s emotional hang-ups have meant that neither has made a move. That all changes when they draw each other’s name in the office Secret Santa.

Review: I liked the idea of this one – Ford and Vaughn work for the same company and each wants to be with the other but both … Continue reading

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Review: Drew Marvin Frayne – Room at the Inn

Author: Drew Marvin Frayne
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Working on Christmas Eve—no fun. Working a double shift on Christmas Eve? Even less fun. But working a double shift on Christmas Eve in a hotel with two guests? For Jason Martin, it was a recipe for a long, dull holiday. But then a power outage at the local airport sends a bus filled with people to Jason’s hotel. Alone, Jason not only has to attend … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Alex Jane – Tis the Season

Author: Alex Jane
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Mm Holiday

Narrator: Michael Fell
Summary: Aaron has spent the past ten months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone—wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance.

Or so he thinks.

Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting … Continue reading

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Review: Quinn Anderson – All of the Above

Author: Quinn Anderson
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Mm

Summary: Brendon isn’t in a rut, per se—he just always seems to be in-between things. Jobs. Degrees. Boyfriends. He never finishes what he starts. The perfect path is out there somewhere, and if he can just figure out what it is, he’s certain everything else will fall into place.

The last thing he expects is to meet his soul mate in the pages of a magazine quiz. “Who Is Your Perfect … Continue reading

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Review: Erin McLellan – Life On Pause

Author: Erin McLellan
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Mm Contemporary

Summary: Niles Longfellow is a nerd, and not the trendy type of nerd, either. He wears a historically accurate homesteader costume to work every day, has a total of one friend, and doesn’t know how to talk to guys. So when he gets a flat tire and the hottest hipster ever stops to help him, all Niles can think is that he’s wearing his stupid cowboy getup. Normally, … Continue reading

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Review: Caraway Carter – PS

Author: Caraway Carter
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Mm Contemporary

Summary: Looking back, it was kind of crazy to put a down payment on a fallen-down train depot I’d never actually seen, in a state I’d never actually been to, and use it to build a life with a guy I’d never actually met, but love makes people do crazy things. If you’ve ever been in love, you know what I mean.

But before the plane had … Continue reading

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Review: Leigh M. Lorien – Jigs and Reels

Author: Leigh M. Lorien
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Mm

Summary: Elijah works in a cubicle, lives with his parents, and never goes on dates. It isn’t an exciting life, but it’s safe and easy and that’s good enough.

Then he meets Peter, a whirlwind of a man who leads a traveling renaissance band. Peter represents everything Eli usually avoids, but his boisterous enthusiasm is infectious… and his band needs a fiddle player.

When Eli agrees to fill … Continue reading

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Review: Susan Laine – Train to Somewhere (Before and After #3)


Author: Susan Laine
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Contemporary

Summary: It was only a game. Wasn’t it?

At a party one night, Charlie Dean’s childhood friend Will Tucker accepts a dare and dresses up as a girl: clothes, hair, makeup. Seeing Will that way incites a riot of confused emotions in Charlie—and he responds by lashing out. He never meant to hurt Will, and now he must do some serious damage control.

During a school … Continue reading

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