Review: J.L. Merrow – Heat Trap (The Plumber’s Mate #3)

heat trapAuthor: JL Merrow
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: M/M Thriller

The wrong secret could flush their love down the drain.

It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit with a shocking revelation about his family. His lover, P.I. Phil Morrison, is pushing this as an ideal opportunity for Tom to try to develop his psychic talent for finding things. Tom would prefer to avoid the subject altogether, but just as he decides to bite the bullet, worse problems come crawling … Continue reading

Review: Cardeno C – In Another Life/Eight Days

eightAuthor: Cardeno C
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Genre: MM Holiday, Contemporary


At age eighteen, Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn’t leave his side.

Travis is handsome, smart, and funny—the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough … Continue reading

Review: Anyta Sunday – rock

rockAuthor: Anyta Sunday
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Sunday Publications
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: When Cooper’s parents divorce, he finds himself landed in Week About—one week with his mum and one week with his dad.
Only, it’s not just his dad he has to live with. There’s Lila, too: The other woman, the one who stole the rock-solid foundation of his life.
And then . . .
There’s Jace. Lila’s son. Lila’s smug, regurgitated-fish-scale-blue eyed son.
All Cooper wants is to have his family … Continue reading

Lou Harper – Dead Man and the Army of Frogs (Dead Man #2)

dead manAuthor: Lou Harper
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher:Harper Books
Genre: MM Paranormal

Web developer by day and necromancer by night, Denton Mills is used to seeing things nobody else can. When he starts hallucinating frogs, he simply assumes they have something to do with his boyfriend Bran’s obsession.

Bran Maurell is a witch, who in a youthful outburst, accidentally turned his then-lover, Peter, into a croaker. Bran has been trying ever since to reverse the spell. A fresh amphibian encounter only spurs him to … Continue reading

Pelaam – Captive (Planet Alpha #4)

captiveAuthor: Pelaam
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre:M/M/M Sci Fi
ISBN: 9781771308786

Summary: When the Alphan warrior Nakai captures a Xyran pirate ship, the last thing he expects is to have his heart stolen by a beaten, human male named Einian. He’s equally surprised by the ship’s other captive, a badly injured Xyran who’s apparently important to the human Nakai has rescued.

Nakai wants to court Einian and take him as his mate. But he can’t ignore the Xyran Sukh, in part because of Einian’s feelings for … Continue reading

J.L. Merrow – Raising the Rent ARC Review

raisingAuthor: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Samhain Pubishing
Genre: M/M Rentboy

Summary: Rent boy rule number one: Never fall in love with a customer.”

Life as a rent boy is not a long-term career goal for Nathan, who’s determined to get an education. But when he turns up for his first day at college he’s horrified to find his English teacher is one of his regular customers: Stephen, the one Nathan dubbed The Voice for his educated, honeyed tones.

Stephen’s just as shocked to see Nathan … Continue reading

J L Merrow – Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1)

caughtAuthor: J L Merrow
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.
Shamwell Tales, Book 1
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 … Continue reading

A.M. Arthur – Maybe This Time

maybe Author: A.M. Arthur
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary

Summary: As a regular at gay hotspot Pot O Gold, Ezra Kelley avoids his tangled emotions with the simplicity of one-night stands and attachment-free hookups. Until the night bartender Donner Davis picks him up off the floor after a misunderstanding and too much tequila. Ezra can’t remember the last time someone was…nice. It’s more than he deserves.

Witnessing his lover’s death two years ago has Donner trapped in a holding pattern living in his … Continue reading

Lynda Aicher – Bonds of Denial: Book Five of Wicked Play (Wicked Play #5)

wickedAuthor: Lynda Aicher
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: M/M BDSM

Summary: It’s been twenty years since Rockford Fielding’s father punished him for kissing another boy. Now a grown man with a military career behind him, Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he’s denied for so … Continue reading

KC Burn – Rainbow Blues

rainbowAuthor: KC Burn
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary

Summary: Having come out late in life, forty-three-year-old Luke Jordan is at a loss about how to conduct himself as a gay man. As a construction manager, he’s not interested in being out at work, but he’d like to find a boyfriend or at least some gay friends. Two years after his wife got all their friends in the divorce, he’s no closer to the life he wants.

Zach, Luke’s adult son, takes charge and … Continue reading