Review: Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn – Off the Ice (Hat Trick #1)

Author: Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Sports
[xrr rating=4/5]

Summary: Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play hockey forever. One day he’ll retire—if an injury doesn’t force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn’t count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, … Continue reading

Review: Anna Zabo – Outside the Lines (Bluewater Bay # 22)

Author: Anna Zabo
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

Miniature artist Ian Meyers has one week to rebuild his damaged set. Needing help, he goes to End o’ Earth, the local comic and gaming shop. Owner Simon Derry pushes all of Ian’s buttons, and he also has steady hands and the skills Ian needs.

Before they can even grab a beer, Ian meets Lydia Derry, Simon’s wife. If Ian had any interest in … Continue reading

Review: L.A. Witt – Rank & File (Anchor Point #4)

Author: L.A. Witt
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 4/5]

Summary:

Senior Chief Will Curtis is as straitlaced as they come. While his fellow Sailors have partied their way through their enlistments, he’s had his eye on the prize—making master chief and retiring after thirty years of service.

Lieutenant Brent Jameson is a Navy brat turned Annapolis grad. He’s lived and breathed the military his whole life, and he knows he’s destined for great things—once … Continue reading

Review: Erin McLellan – Controlled Burn

Author: Erin McLellan
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 5/5]

Summary:

At eighteen, Joel Smith’s life fell to pieces. His boyfriend died in a car crash while reading a sext from him, the local newspaper outed them both in the aftermath, and his parents got a divorce. Joel did everything possible to outrun his past: he moved to Oklahoma for college, legally changed his name, and started over.

Since then, he hasn’t let anyone get … Continue reading

Review: Alex Beecroft – Foxglove Copse (Porthkennack #5)

Author: Alex Beecroft
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 4.5/5]

Summary:

A Porthkennack Contemporary Novel

After a massive anxiety attack, Sam Atkins left his high-powered job in the City and committed himself to life on the road in a small van. Six months in, he’s running out of savings and coming to the conclusion that he might have to go home to his emotionally abusive family.

Needing time to think, he takes a walk through … Continue reading

Review: Santino Hassell – Insight (Community #1)

Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal
[xrr rating= 4/5]

Summary:

Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.

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Review: Santino Hassell – Oversight (Community #2)

Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal
[xrr rating= 4/5]

Summary:

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community.

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the … Continue reading

Review: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn – Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1)

Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 3.5/5]

Summary:

At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink … Continue reading

Review: ZA Maxfield – All Wheel Drive (Bluewater Bay #18)

511zn0UL6IL._SY346_Author: ZA Maxfield
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
[xrr rating= 4/5]

Summary:

Healey Holly is battered, depressed, and looking to go to ground in his childhood home. He wants to rent the garage apartment, but it’s Diego Luz’s place now, and the last thing Diego wants is to share it.

Diego is recovering too—from the accident that put him in a wheelchair and the death of his mother shortly after. The garage apartment is … Continue reading

Review: Garrett Leigh – House of Cards (Porthkennack #4)

51t7eVllj4L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Garrett Leigh
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary
[xrr rating= 4.5/5]

Summary:

Calum Hardy’s life has unravelled. Reeling from the betrayal of a man he once loved, he boards a train heading south, with no real idea where he’s going except a world away from London.

Brix Lusmoore can hardly believe his eyes when he spots one of his oldest friends outside Truro station. He hasn’t seen Calum since he fled the capital himself four … Continue reading