Review: J.L. Merrow – Out (The Shamwell Tales #3)

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

Summary:

When love wars with principle, which one will win?

Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small portion of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Determined to make amends to his neglected teenage daughter from a failed marriage, Mark swears off work—and love—so he can give her a stable home environment. But Mark’s resolve to keep his heart under wraps … Continue reading

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Review: Charlie Cochrane – Broke Deep (Porthkennack #3)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Morgan Capell’s life is falling apart by small degrees—his father’s dead, his boyfriend dumped him, and his mother’s in the grip of dementia. His state of mind isn’t helped by his all-too-real recurring nightmare of the wreck of the Troilus, a two hundred year old ship he’s been dreaming about since his teenage years.

The story of the Troilus is interwoven with the Capell family history. When amateur … Continue reading

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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: Alex Beecroft – Angels of Istanbul (Arising #2)

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Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal

Summary:
Wallachian nobleman Radu is recently arrived in Bucharest with his vampire parents. Welcomed as an eligible bachelor, he’s introduced to the enchantress Ecaterina, whose salon is Bucharest’s centre of magical expertise.

But when Ecaterina’s brother dies of a mysterious new plague, it’s clear to Radu that his parents have not been idle. Soon Bucharest is in the grip of an undead epidemic—a less than ideal time … Continue reading

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Review: Santino Hassell – Concourse (Five Boroughs #5)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka.

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always … Continue reading

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Review: Christine D’Abo – Faking It

51RY2LiMD0L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Christine D’Abo
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: Max Tremblay should be happy. His night club, Frantic, is one of the most popular gay clubs in Toronto, and his childhood refuge, Ringside Gym, is well on the way to reopening. But when he finds yet another drunk in the alley beside the bar, Max isn’t sure this is the life he truly wants.

Grady Barnes has it all. He’s rich, famous, and wants for nothing. … 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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Audio Review: Garrett Leigh – Strays (Urban Soul #2)

517D7MicAPL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Garrett Leigh
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Work, sleep, work, repeat. Nero’s lonely life suits him just fine until his best friend, Cass, asks him to take on a new apprentice—a beautiful young man who’s never set foot in a professional kitchen. Despite his irritation and his lifelong ability to shut the world out, Nero is mesmerised by the vibrant stray, especially when he learns what drove him to seek sanctuary on Nero’s battered old … Continue reading

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Review: Francis Gideon – Hopeless Romantic

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Author: Francis Gideon
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Transgender

Summary: Nick Fraser is a true romantic. He wants the guy instead of the girl, but other than that, he wants everything his favorite rom-coms depict: the courtship, the passionate first kiss, the fairy-tale wedding. But after breaking up with the love of his life, Nick wonders if anything fairy-tale will ever happen for him.

Then he meets Katie, who’s just like a rom-com heroine. She’s … Continue reading

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