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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Review: L.A. Witt – Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2)

51pe0kdeHCL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: L.A. Witt
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.

Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and … Continue reading

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Review: KJ Charles – Wanted: A Gentleman

51iixtlj1ol-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: KJ Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Historical

Summary:

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN
Or, Virtue Over-Rated

the grand romance of

Mr. Martin St. Vincent … a Merchant with a Mission, also a Problem
Mr. Theodore Swann … a humble Scribbler and Advertiser for Love

Act the First:

the offices of the Matrimonial Advertiser, London
where Lonely Hearts may seek one another for the cost of a shilling

Act the Second:

a Pursuit to … Continue reading

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Review: Kate Sherwood – Long Shadows (Common Law #1)

51ithcmx2l-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: Kate Sherwood
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

LA cop Jericho Crewe got the hell out of Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as messed up as when he left. He planned a quick visit to deal with his injured father, but of course things are never that simple. Family complications, police complications, social complications—and, as always, Wade Granger complications.

Jericho and Wade had been so close, … Continue reading

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Review: Cass Lenox – Blank Spaces (Toronto Connections #1)

51y-8iz2tmlAuthor: Cass Lennox
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Absence is as crucial as presence.

The decision to stop dating has made Vaughn Hargrave’s life infinitely simpler: he has friends, an excellent wardrobe, and a job in the industry he loves. That’s all he really needs, especially since sex isn’t his forte anyway and no one else seems interested in a purely romantic connection. But when a piece is stolen from his art gallery and insurance … Continue reading

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Review: Ally Blue – No Small Parts

517lsas6cxl-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: Ally Blue
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Nat Horn is almost living the dream. His part as a werewolf extra on the hit show Wolf’s Landing has somehow turned into a regular role. Beautiful rising star Solari Praveen has taken an interest in him. He’s even making enough money to think about getting out of Bluewater Bay someday. Except his retired dad’s dependence on pain medications seems to be getting worse, and Nat’s the only … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Jo Cousins – Glass Tidings

5168q23n3ul-_sx326_bo1204203200_Author: Amy Jo Cousins
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus south after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.

He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a … Continue reading

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