Review: J.L. Merrow – Played (The Shamwell Tales #2)

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Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

All the world’s a stage…but life doesn’t come with a script.

Posh boy Tristan Goldsmith has one last summer of freedom before he joins the family firm in New York—no more farting around on stage, as his father puts it. But the classically trained actor can’t resist when the Shamwell Amateur Dramatics Society begs him to take a leading role in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Caught (The Shamwell Tales #1)

51-RxtS9hjL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

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 in pest control, … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Wake Up Call (Porthkennack #1)

51HIH1C4qcL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.

Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Tortoise Interruptus

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Cursed by an impatient witch to turn into a tortoise at inopportune moments, Tip is horrified to find himself tortoise-napped by a customer at the Isle of Wight cafe where he works.

Things start to look up when Tip ends up very literally in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve, but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve, who turns out to … Continue reading

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Review: JL Merrow – Blow Down (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #4)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: MM Contemporary/Mystery

Summary:
Death is what happens while you’re making other plans.
The last thing newly engaged plumber Tom Paretski needs is to stumble over another dead body. He’s got enough on his mind already as the reality of his impending marriage sinks in. Not only is his family situation complicated, his heroism at a pub fire made him a local celebrity. Now everyone and their … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles – Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien!

28370523Author: J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: M/M Sci Fi Anthology
ISBN:N/A

Summary:
Love—and desire—that’s out of this world…

It’s time to suit up, take those protein pills, and boldly come where no man has come before. Take a trip to the future, or do your bit for inter-planetary relations with some close encounters of a very unusual kind.

In this erotic science fiction triple feature you’ll meet a cat that’s … Continue reading

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Review: JL Merrow – Played (The Shamwell Tales #2)

playedAuthor: JL Merrow
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary
ISBN:

Summary: Tristan’s in Shamwell for one last summer of freedom before he joins the family firm in New York—no more farting around on stage, as his father puts it. But the classically trained actor can’t resist when members of the local amateur dramatics society beg him to take a role in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Especially as he’ll also be giving private acting lessons to gorgeous local handyman, Con, who’s been curiously … Continue reading

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

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

Summary:
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

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

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

Summary:
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

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J.L. Merrow – Raising the Rent ARC Review

raisingAuthor: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher: Samhain Pubishing
Genre: M/M Rentboy
ISBN:9781619223653

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

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