Neil S. Plakcy – Waves of Gold and Smoke

Author: Neil Plakcy
Reviewed by: 
Lucy
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
 M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
  9781608206834
 

Summary: Richie and Gabe meet by accident—when one of Richie’s two adopted sons beans Gabe in the head with a soccer ball. There’s an immediate attraction—but Gabe, who’s still a boy at heart, though nearing thirty, is reluctant to take on a ready-made family. That is, until he runs into Richie again and their mutual attraction takes over.

Review:  This is my first book by Neil Plakcy, and … Continue reading

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Diana DeRicci – The Good Life

Author: Diana DeRicci
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608206773

Blurb: Chad Rarig and Sonny Phillips have been friends since skinned knees and after school homework. Life is pretty normal, if a bit bland for Chad, until he receives a phone call that changes the rest of his entire life. With Sonny’s strong shoulder in friendship and his mother’s support, he cautiously embraces his fate, one that includes binkies and an utter loss of sleep.

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Ethan Day – Second Time Lucky

Author: Ethan Day
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: MLR Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608206971

Luke Landon and Owen West already had a once upon a time. They burned hot back in college yet still managed to lose their way. It’s been fifteen years since they drifted apart and while a lot has since changed, they’ve discovered that some things still feel the same. While one calls it fate, the other dumb luck, second chances aren’t easy to come by. Putting the ignorance of youth … Continue reading

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S.J. Frost – Heartstrings

Author: S.J. Frost
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608206629

It does seem to be my issue first and foremost, but from some authors I do expect more. I was a sworn fan of the Conquest series, for the first two books at least, and there wasn’t a soul who didn’t receive that recommendation from me at the time. I honestly LOVED the relationships, the music and the beautiful writing. But as I kept on reading further, the magic seemed … Continue reading

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Erica Pike – Absolutely Eric

Author: Erica Pike
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: NA

Let’s be clear about something. There are people who are going to really dislike Eric, and by extension this book. He is a manwhore, in his words. He is so mean to our lovely hero, Alex, in the beginning that I wanted to smack him. Also, have to be upfront about the fact that our MCs are having sex with other people for most of this. I cringed a … Continue reading

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A Token of Time – Ethan Day

Author: Ethan Day
Reviewed by : Cat
Publisher: MLR Books
Genre: M/M Mystery
ISBN 13: NA

Summary:

On the run from his family, Zachary Hamilton was cursed with a gift he neither wanted nor asked for. The recent murder of his lover unleashed a chain of events revealing Zachary’s connection to the recently deceased legendary matinee idol, Marc Castle. Attempting to unravel the mystery behind the movie star, Zachary encountered an ancient relic shrouded in history and folklore, leading to a discovery so … Continue reading

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K-Lee Klein- Theme of Hearts (Glitter Fox .5)

Author: K-Lee Klein
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608206

 

In this short follow up to Outfoxed, we revisit Gage and Rylan, band members of the group Glitter Fox, band mates, best friends and lovers.  They aren’t exclusive, often bringing a third person in, and they are very aware of what they consider to be “manly” or not.  Anything romantic? Well, we don’t admit it makes our hearts pitter pat.  Even though both men, in their thoughts, want more from the … Continue reading

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Neil Plakcy – Zero Break

Author: Neil Plakcy
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Mystery
ISBN 13:9781608205929

I have been a fan of the Mahu series since it first came out and Detective Kimo Kanapa’aka was still in the closet.  Six books later Mr. Plakcy is still masterfully walking readers through Kimo’s life as he unravels homicides.  This story opens with Kimo and his detective partner Ray Donne working a case which looks like a home invasion gone wrong and a young mother is killed.  Further investigation reveals that the … Continue reading

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Belinda McBride- The Gift of the Maggie

Author: Belinda McBride
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608205318

 

This holiday offering was read by me on a warm March day, which detracted not a bit from how much I liked it. There is a sadness to part of it, as Gil struggles to balance his love for Morgan, his best friend, partner and lover, with his about to move in teenaged children accepting that he is gay and that Morgan isn’t just his buddy.

To try to do this, … Continue reading

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Terry O’Reilly – Finding the Words

Author: Terry O’Reilly
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522648

 

This was so difficult to rate, because I absolutely loved Andre.   We meet him just after a stroke, when he is having severe language problems.  He is unable to say much more than yes, yes, no, no, but, shit for about half the book.  The  man doesn’t give up, he doesn’t feel sorry for himself and he’s just a conflicted, trying hard to get past this kind of guy.  … Continue reading

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