Mar 302016
 
New Release Review: Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh

Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh Genre: LGBTQIA, Mystery & Thrillers Publication Date: March 14th, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed in action in Mosul. Three years on, Connor finds himself bound for Iraq to embed with an elite SAS team. He sets his boots on the ground looking for closure and solace—anything to ease the pain of his brother’s death. Instead he finds Sergeant Nathan [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 012015
 
Release Day Review: Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Publisher: Poppy   Synopsis from Goodreads: The Rules: Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public. Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me. Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter. Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Early Review: Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon

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Nov 092015
 
Early Review: Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon

Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon Genre: M/M Romantic Mystery Publication Date: November 16th, 2015 Publisher: Carina Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: In this fast, fun and dead-sexy male/male new-adult caper from multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon, twenty something Jefferson Blythe gets lost, gets found, falls in love and comes out…all in the span of one wild summer After his first relationship goes disastrously awry, Jeff Blythe uses his savings to tour Europe—the old-fashioned way. Armed with his grandfather’s 1960 copy of Esquire’s Europe in Style, Jeff sets off looking for adventure but finds much, much more than he bargained for… In London, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Blindsight by Adriane Leigh

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Oct 122015
 
Early Review: Blindsight by Adriane Leigh

Blindsight by Adriane Leigh Book #1 in Blindsight Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 26th, 2015 ARC provided by Adriane Leigh Synopsis from Goodreads: {blind·sight: the ability to see without knowing it} Sometimes a single touch is all it takes to spark a wildfire. Erin Warner learned that the day she bumped into the dashing, tattooed stranger on a busy Chicago street corner. She’s captivated from the moment his mystifying green eyes find hers, and it isn’t long before she finds herself flying to exotic locales to assist him, the award-winning erotic photographer Hunter Ellis, on location. What she didn’t bargain [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review Hodgepodge – Early Release Reviews

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Oct 052015
 
Review Hodgepodge - Early Release Reviews

It’s that time again – binge read, review, & repeat. Today I have some early release reviews for you that were middle-of-the-road reads for me. I’m trying to launch an all-out ARC attack. The number of books in my to be read pile is starting to overtake my Kindle, and it’s time to get down to business! So without further ado… Opening Moves by Sean Michael Book #1 in Chess Genre: Erotica / M/M/M/M Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Total-E-Bound Synopsis from Goodreads: Threesome Rook, Knight and Bishop make Jason an offer he can’t refuse. Can the four [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Group Review: The Darkest Flame by Christina Lee

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Aug 182015
 
New Release Group Review: The Darkest Flame by Christina Lee

The Darkest Flame by Christina Lee #1 in Roadmap to Your Heart Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 17th, 2015  Synopsis from Goodreads: From the author of There You Stand, a new male/male romance about an errant motorcycle recruit and the captivating bartender who sends his wheels spinning down an all too tempting road. Vaughn O’Keefe has been part owner of the Hog’s Den for years. Privy to plenty of Disciples of the Road business, he’s never been more ruffled as when a new recruit named “Smoke” walks through the door. Something about the man gets his blood pumping, but [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 18, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 262015
 
Josh Lanyon Love!

Rather than reviewing these books at different times, and drown you in multiple days worth of Josh Lanyon, I decided to combine them all into just this one post. If you are a mystery reader and enjoy the M/M genre, Josh Lanyon is a must read.  Dead serious.  Must read.   Fair Game by Josh Lanyon All’s Fair book #1 Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: August 1st, 2010 Publisher: Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 7:50 am

Review: Slade by Adriane Leigh

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Jun 222015
 
Review: Slade by Adriane Leigh

Slade by Adriane Leigh Book #3 in Wild Genre: Erotic/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 26, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain… Always overlooked. Always just there. That’s what Dillon was to me. Until one night. In one night she flipped my world on its axis and there’s no going back. But she has secrets, and secrets fester like an open wound. They color the past and forecast the future, but I’m determined to open her up; free her from her memories so she can live in the light and have the life [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 22, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 272015
 
Review: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee Genre: YA Historical Fiction Publication Date: March 17th, 2015 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads: Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Release Day Group Review: There You Stand by Christina Lee

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Apr 212015
 
Release Day Group Review: There You Stand by Christina Lee

There You Stand by Christina Lee Book #5 in Between Breaths Genre: M/M, Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 21st 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York—so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can’t help but arouse Cory’s curiosity. As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery—and Cory’s falling fast and hard under [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 21, 2015 at 7:00 am

Re-Release Review: Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

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Apr 192015
 
Re-Release Review: Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren

Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren Genre: New Adult Novella Re-Release Date: Apr 21, 2015 ARC Provided by Berkley/NAL and Netgalley Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has. Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 19, 2015 at 8:11 am

Review: Be with Me by J. Lynn

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Apr 162015
 
Review: Be with Me by J. Lynn

Be with Me by J. Lynn Book #2 in Wait for You Genre: New Adult, Romance Publication Date: February 4th, 2014 ARC provided by Edelweiss and William Morrow Synopsis from Goodreads: Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Group Review: Misfits by Garrett Leigh

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Apr 062015
 
New Release Group Review: Misfits by Garrett Leigh

Misfits by Garrett Leigh Genre: M/M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 16th, 2015 ARC provided by Riptide and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn. Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

Early Review: It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long

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Mar 172015
 
Early Review: It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long

It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long Book #10 in Pennyroyal Green Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: March 31st, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: Lord Philippe Lavay once took to the high seas armed with charm as lethal as his sword and a stone-cold conviction: he’ll restore his family’s fortune and honor, no matter the cost. Victory is at last within reach–when a brutal attack snatches it from his grasp and lands him in Pennyroyal Green. An afternoon of bliss brings a cascade of consequences for Elise Fountain. Shunned by her family and ousted [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 17, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 132015
 
Revew: There Will be Lies by Nick Lake

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens   Synopsis from Goodreads: In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon. All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past—and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 13, 2015 at 8:37 am

Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

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Jan 292015
 
Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren Book #2 in Wild Seasons Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 4, 2014 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard,Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust. Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other…which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 8:33 am
Jan 212015
 
Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Book #1 in Wild Seasons Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 13, 2014 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play. When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 8:10 am

Review: The Boy with the Painful Tattoo by Josh Lanyon

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Jan 122015
 
Review: The Boy with the Painful Tattoo by Josh Lanyon

The Boy with the Painful Tattoo by Josh Lanyon  Book #3 in Holmes & Moriarity Series Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: October 03, 2014 Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit’s better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china. It doesn’t Within the mounds of Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body. A very dead body. There goes the neighborhood. Wendy’s Review: 5 Skulls – A+ (Now, THAT cover is much better. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon

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Dec 122014
 
Review: All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon

All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon  Book #2 in Holmes & Moriarity Series Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning. A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved American Agatha Christie and Christopher Holmes s former mentor. Anna s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit s sore spots traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity. For J.X., Kit s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 12, 2014 at 8:42 am