Nov 302016
 
Early Review: Hooked by Brenda Rothert

Hooked by Brenda Rothert Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: Dec 6, 2016 ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via Netgalley Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 092016
 
New Release Review: The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely

“The Sexy One” was Ms. Blakely’s attempt to do a more romantic book instead of her usual, uproarious, slightly dirty stories told from the guy’s POV. The whole “I can’t date the nanny” conflict could have been resolved with an honest conversation: “I like you, you like me. What should we do about it?” Instead, these two hem and haw throughout most of the book: “dating the nanny is a cliche!” (who cares), “it’s a forbidden relationship!” (it isn’t – they are both adults), “my life is too complicated!” (it really isn’t).

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Nov 072016
 
Audiobook Review: Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright

Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright Book #1 in The Mercury Pack Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: September 29th, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter — she’s a Seer. But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore. After one betrayal too many, Derren [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 042016
 
Early Review: Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon

Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon Genre: YA LGBT Romance Publication Date: November 7th, 2016 Publisher: Triton Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Last year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high schooler with a chip on his shoulder. This year, he’s . . . well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high-flying, wise-cracking superhero Blue Spark. But being a Junior Hero means that Javier gets all the responsibility and none of the cool gadgets. It’s hard enough working for the Legion of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 172016
 
Release Day Review: Friendly Fire by Cari Z

Friendly Fire by Cari Z Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense Publication Date: October 17th, 2016 Publisher: Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Elliot McKenzie is the king of reinvention. Five years after losing his job and his lover and almost going to prison, his self-help program, Charmed Life, is more successful than he’d ever dreamed. He thinks he’s put his sordid past firmly behind him, until he starts receiving cryptic threats . . . and realizes it might not be as over as he’d hoped. Security expert Lennox West has been lost since a deadly skirmish in Afghanistan led to his forced retirement from [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 062016
 
Review: Breakaway by Avon Gale

Breakaway by Avon Gale Book #1 in Scoring Chances Genre: LGBTQIA/Sports Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 27th 2015 Audiobook provided by Dreamspinner Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm, an NHL affiliate, twenty-year-old Lane Courtnall’s future looks bright, apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing on a minor league hockey team. He’s put his foot in his mouth a few times and alienated his teammates. Then, during a rivalry game, Lane throws off his gloves against Jared Shore, enforcer for the Savannah Renegades. It’s a strange way to begin a relationship. Jared’s been [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 052016
 
Review: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: September 13, 2016 Publisher: Scholastic Press Source – Reviewer Purchase Synopsis from Goodreads Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written. In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 302016
 
Review: Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Stuck-up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: Apr 9, 2016 Audiobook Narrated by: Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell It started out like any other morning on the train. Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God? Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it. When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out. I might have picked [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 192016
 
New Release Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

New Release Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton Release Date: September 6, 2016 Book provided by Edelweiss and Balzer + Bray Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Synopsis from Goodreads: Aspiring reporter Piper Baird decides to write a scathing exposé on the overprivileged students at an elite Washington, DC, school, only for her life to change when she begins to fall for the story’s main subject, in this new realistic contemporary romance from Brodi Ashton, the author of the Everneath trilogy.Raucous parties, privileged attitudes, underage drinking, and diplomatic immunity…it’s all part of student life on Embassy Row. Piper Baird has always dreamed [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 162016
 
Early Review: Power Bottom by Rowan McAllister

Power Bottom by Rowan McAllister Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 19th, 2016 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself? Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage… even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on his mind since they met. Biker, bouncer, bartender, and tattoo artist, Wyatt is a rolling stone. After fifteen years, he [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 182016
 
New Release Review: Swear on This Life by Renée Carlino

Swear on this Life by Renée Carlino Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 9th, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Atria Books Synopsis from Goodreads: When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer. Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 122016
 
More Josh Lanyon Lovin!

This is my second installment of all Josh Lanyon reads.  The reason for this is simple, I love her style and when I find a good one I suddenly decide to binge read one after the other. If you are a mystery reader and enjoy the M/M genre, Josh Lanyon is a must read.  Dead serious.  Must read. The Mermaid Murders The Art of Murder book #1 Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: August 1st, 2010 Synopsis from Goodreads: Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced, legendary “manhunter” Sam Kennedy when it appears [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 012016
 
Review: How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser Under the Blood Moon #1 Genre: Post-Apocalypse Horror Publication Date: July 15th, 2014 Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Synopsis from Goodreads: College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts.” But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters. Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 222016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#5)

As you can see from my reviews below, I had some really good reads this month from historical romance. Again, it was contemporary romance that was lacking for me. (Insert heavy sigh here.) But I have to be honest; I’m done talking a good game. I can’t give this genre up, so yeah. I’ll be back for more. Hopefully I’ll find a diamond in the rough to gush about soon! ~*~ The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie Book #1 in Chance Sisters Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 5th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 142016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Dreamland

I’m still going strong with my Sarah Dessen reads! This month continues with Dreamland. While this book wasn’t able to capture me the way previous ones were, it was a decent read and hasn’t hindered my excitement for my next book from the author! Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: May 11th, 2004 Synopsis from Goodreads:  Wake up, Caitlin Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 042016
 
Early Review: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally Genre: YA Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: July 5th, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over at Hundred Oaks High. Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 242016
 
New Release Review: All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher

All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher Bluewater Bay #14 Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 13th, 2016 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse: he wasn’t meeting their needs. Desperate and humiliated, he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for advice. Zafir Hamady, a sales clerk at Red Hot Bluewater, has an unusual theory: he doesn’t think Brennan is a bad lover. In fact, he doesn’t think Brennan is heterosexual. Or sexual at all, for that matter. He also can’t stop thinking about [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 232016
 
Re-Release Review: Roped In by Marie Sexton and LA Witt

Roped In by Marie Sexton and LA Witt Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 20th, 2016 (original publication date: April 20th, 2014) Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson. Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 202016
 
On the Hunt | Tracking an Epic Romance

  Isn’t there no better feeling than finding a book that’s like magic in your hands.  A story that, from page one, sucks you in and holds you hostage.  One that when you get to the end and you can feel your heart squeezing, and your soul aching, and you just clutch the book to your chest because you know that physically putting it down would be like ripping off the toughest of band-aids. I’ve felt that way about only a handful of books and the sad fact is that, despite rereads, I’ll never get that initial feeling again.  There is literally [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 132016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#4)

Contemporary Romance is mostly hit or miss for me, but occasionally I’ll find an ‘in between’ read. Today I think I hit on all three of these instances in the books I’m reviewing. ~*~ Once Touched by Laura Moore Book #3 in Silver Creek Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: The youngest of the three Knowles siblings, Quinn has in her blood the love of the land and its beautiful creatures. Raising enough money to build an animal sanctuary is a dream Quinn lives every day—while fending off her family’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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