Review: Nicole Dennis – Whatever It Takes

whateverAuthor: Nicole Dennis
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: At a crossroads in life, one man will do whatever he must to rekindle the spark.

It takes an eye-opening talk for Riley Gordan to realize there’s something wrong in his twelve-year relationship with Conor Flemming. He creates extravagant events for same-sex proposals and weddings to over-the-top holiday parties, but he never considered one for Conor and him. Busier than ever, he realized his time with Conor … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Adam Carpenter – Hidden Identity

22454866Author: Adam Carpenter
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN: N/A

Narrator:  Joel Leslie

Summary: When Jimmy McSwain is hired to find missing heir Harris Rothschild, he finds that identities can be altered and lives can be changed–or taken with the simple pull of the trigger.

Jimmy McSwain is a New York City private detective, operating out of Hell’s Kitchen, the rough and tumble neighborhood he grew up in. At age fourteen, he watched as his NYPD … Continue reading

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Review: Atom Yang – Meteor Strikes – Herc & Pyotr

hercAuthor: Atom Yang
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Disaster

Summary: Herc thought he had the perfect life: a great partner and a meaningful career as a psychotherapist–until his partner left him a week ago and Herc became too depressed to see his clients. When a random meteorite punched a tidy hole in his car’s engine, it seemed like the world had it in for him, but bumping into Pyotr, the handsome older man who’s moved in a … Continue reading

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Review: Embry Carlysle – Storming Love Volcano: Simon and Bryce

simonAuthor: Embry Carlysle
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: There were only two things Simon wants in his life. To fulfill a lifelong dream of visiting Pompeii, and to finally step out of the closet with his longtime boyfriend, Bryce. It seems both are going to happen and Simon is thrilled. However, two months before they’re set to go, his hopes are dashed and he finds himself going alone. Determined to have a good time … Continue reading

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Review: Nic Starr – The Proof is in the Pudding

prrofAuthor: Nic Starr
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM

Summary: Steve never expected making a Christmas pudding would bring him the man of his dreams.

Steve Hayes is away with a group of friends who are spending the Christmas break together. He’s determined to put his two-timing ex-boyfriend in the past, and enjoy his week away. Steve is happily surprised to find that Corey Oh, the guy he’s been admiring from afar, has been invited along too. … Continue reading

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Review: Francis Gideon – The Boyfriend Rule How to Make a Carrot Cake f

boyfriendAuthor: Francis Gideon
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Billy Lawson hates Christmas, which means his boyfriend, Nate must work twice as hard to keep the holiday spirit alive between them.

Billy Lawson hates Christmas. The carols, the gaudy decorations, and the crowds seem to be even worse this year. To make matters worse, it looks like Billy’s father, Jimmy, will be stuck in the hospital over the holiday season due to his illness. Billy thinks … Continue reading

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Review: Saxon Hawke – Candy Canes & Coffee Beans

candyAuthor: Saxon Hawke
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary:Will Christmas’ biggest fan get his own taste of holiday magic?

Asher Rye lives for happiness – for himself, and the rest of the world. By day, he spreads joy one cup of coffee at a time as a barista. At Christmas, he’s Dasher the elf, spreading the magic of the holiday season to every child and adult who visits Santa.

When a sad little boy visits … Continue reading

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Review: Eva LaFoy – A Soldier for Christmas

soldierAuthor: Eva LaFoy
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: rent returns from Iraq intent on claiming the man he kissed five years ago, only to find the war left a powerful obstacle in his way.

Cameron was sixteen when the hunky Trent Anderson kissed him and spoiled him for all other men. The next day, Trent left for a tour of duty in the Middle East without so much as a wave goodbye. When Trent … Continue reading

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Review: Ann Anderson – Caught In a Snowstorm

caughtAuthor: Ann Anderson
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Jack Frost is lonely. Everyone else is partnering off, celebrating the winter holidays throughout the world, but who wants Jack Frost? When he’s flying over a mountain, he witnesses a skier caught in a snowstorm. While Jack can’t stop the storm, he can take the human, a man named Corey, to a nearby cabin and give him a bit of his snow spirit essence so Corey can … Continue reading

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Review: DC Williams – A Splendid Jape

27402698Author: DC Williams
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Historical

Summary: Algernon Grimsdale is unsettled when he indulges his sister and attends a less than entirely proper masquerade.

Algernon Grimsdale wishes to see his sister happily married, and soon, but it seems a harmless adventure. Until an unknown naval officer and a mysterious “lady” complicate his plans after attending a masquerade. His sister Sophy may be on her way to being settled, but will Algie lose his heart to Lieutenant Richard Smith as well?
Review: Algernon … Continue reading

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