Lex Valentine – Kissing Joan Collins

Author: Lex Valentine
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608206049

 

This is a friends to lovers story, which is a genre I just love.  Add in an MC who is going to dress up in a tight 1980’s style dress to go to a party as, yes, Joan Collins, and we have a potential for a win.   This story is sweet, but misses a higher rating by just a little bit.

It is coming up on Valentine’s Day, and all the … Continue reading

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Erica Pike – A Life Without You

Author: Erica Pike
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608205264

 

This is my second story by Erica Pike, but if I hadn’t read the first one I probably never would have dared to read A Life Without You, not to mention the cover that really just puts me off.

Jesse and Adam are roommates at college and while Adam is gay, Jesse has a fiancé back home and is adamantly refusing to give up his dream of marriage and kids despite … Continue reading

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Theo Fenraven – Love at First Sight (Will Crawford #1)

Author: Theo Fenraven
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608204113

Love at first sight is written in the first person POV from the perspective of Will, a celebrated actor.  He meets Ren in the bookstore that Ren owns, and is immediately smitten.  Ren, however, is imperious to Wills charms, turns him down for a date, and then dismisses him. Ren is very open about the fact that he wants a relationship, not a quickie or one nighter.  He challenges Will … Continue reading

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Theo Fenraven – Picture This (Will Crawford #2)

Author: Theo Fenraven
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608204422

Picture this is the story of actor Will Crawford, who commissions naked photographs of himself by Rick.  Rick is known to be discreet, trustworthy and talented in the world of photographing famous people.  He has had a crush on famous Will for a while, so is very excited to take the assignment.

They do the photo shoot at Rick’s, fathers’ farm, where privacy is guaranteed.  The scene starts off well, … Continue reading

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Cherie Noel – The Soldier & the State Trooper


Author
: Cherie Noel
Reviewed by:
Valentina Heart
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781608204038
 

This is a somewhat long story about a soldier with a daughter, who has his quirks and more than enough problems but still prefers to look on the bright side of things. In addition, it is a story about a State Trooper who knows exactly what he wants and has more than enough strength and persistence to get it.

The start of how Robert met Christie … Continue reading

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Ethan Day – Anything for You


Author:
 Ethan Day
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781608203123

This book was a humorous way to address a serious subject.

Jason Miller is a very much closeted ad executive who is set up on a blind date with Chad Wellington, a gay rights activist. What follows is a romantic comedy full of camp, witty self dialogue and tongue in cheek jokes. I enjoyed both Jason and Chad and their romance. The secondary characters held their own also. … Continue reading

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Ethan Day – Sno Ho


Author:
 Ethan Day
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781608202485

What a wonderfully funny and romantic book. Boone had me laughing almost to the end. Mr. Day has a sharp, witty way with words and the ability to draw many emotions from the reader. I loved the sexual energy and chemistry that Boone and Wade shared. The close knit town of Summit City reminded me of where I grew up. This was a totally engrossing read. Everyone should … Continue reading

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Mark Richard Zubro – Black and Blue and Pretty Dead Too


Author:
 Mark Zubro
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Mystery
ISBN 13:
9781608204670

It was great to get back onto a murder case with Turner and Fenwick.  I have read almost all of Mr. Zubro’s books but still think the Paul Turner and Buck Fenwick series is best.  A dirty cop is found murdered at an exclusive gay leatherman’s party with a huge dildo up his butt and a string of orgasm balls down his throat.  Turner and Fenwick are assigned … Continue reading

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Karenna Colcroft – Salad on the Side


Author: Karenna Colcroft
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13:
9781608203550

A vegan werewolf!!  Just the idea made me smile.  The story is told in first person from the POV of Kyle, a newcomer to the Boston area.  He has a slight crush on his neighbor, Tobias, who he sees naked in the garden one night.  He looks back, and there is a dog? Wolf? In the garden instead, he goes to bed … Continue reading

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Ethan Day – Life in Fusion


Author: Ethan Day
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781608202379

 

This book picked up right where Sno Ho left  off. Boone is back living in Albuquerque and over thinking his and Wade’s relationship. It’s more that he’s terrified that he’ll lose Wade. The  humor and laughs run straight through to the HEA end of this awesome book.  I loved Boone’s parents and Gabe. The children of the corn calling Boone butt boy was over the top. The relationship between Boone and his sister-in-law … Continue reading

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