Category Archives: 2.5 stars

Audiobook Month: Illuminate the Shadows (Shatterproof Bonds Book 2) by Isobel Starling Narrated by Gary Furlong

Audible Link https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Illuminate-the-Shadows-Audiobook/B071JZH1F1?qid=1500225618&sr=1-2 Blurb: The thrilling, funny sequel to ‘As You Wish’. A Scotsman and an Englishman fall in love… After the most amazing week of Declan Ramsay’s life, at Dunloch Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, in Scotland. … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anna, Audiobook, Audiobook Month, Author Provided, Book, Christmas, Contemporary, Established Couple, Gay, GFY/OFY, Heat Index, Holiday, Homophobia, Insta Love, Little to no angst, m/m, Mid-grade, Monthly Theme, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Secret Identity, Valentine's Day | Leave a comment

The Sound of the Sea by Wayne Mansfield

Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Sea-Wayne-Mansfield-ebook/dp/B0721SVLQ1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500226434&sr=8-1&keywords=sound+of+the+sea+wayne Blurb: Liam’s life could be better. He’s recovering from a divorce and a bitter custody battle, which he loses. He dearly loves his six-year-old son, Lucas, but seeing him every second weekend is never enough. His one … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Author Provided, Book, Contemporary, Exploration, Gay, Heat Index, Hidden Lovers, Length, m/m, Mary D, Merpeople, Mild, Mild, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Opposites attract, Paranormal, Reconcilliation, second chance at love, Secret Identity, Single Parent, Virgin | Leave a comment

Smitty’s Sheriff (Hope #3) by Cardeno C.

Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073W51Q8Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499873199&sr=8-1&keywords=smitty%27s+sheriff Free on KU! Blurb Retired soldier Richard Davis wants a stable life in a quiet town with a forever man. Becoming the sheriff of Hope, Arizona, accomplishes two of his three goals, but instead of finding a … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Author Provided, Book, Contemporary, Cop/Crime, Gay, Heat Index, m/m, May/December, May/December, Mid, Mild, Misunderstanding, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Standalone | Leave a comment

Gnarly (World of Love) by Mickie B. Ashling 

  Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/gnarly-by-mickie-b-ashling-8583-b   Blurb Dr. Ed Hollingsworth, widowed for five years, returns to San Sebastián, Spain, after a thirty-year absence. He seeks out his first and only male lover, pro surfer Javi Elizalde.  After surviving a near-fatal shark … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Bi-Sexual, Book, class difference, Contemporary, DA, Dreamspinner, Exploration, Gay, Heat Index, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, Insta Love, Little to no angst, long distance love, m/m/m, May/December, May/December, Mid-grade, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Reconcilliation, second chance at love, Sports, Sports, Standalone, Widower | Leave a comment

The Luckiest Master
Audiobook by Sean Michael Narrated by Jeff Gelder


Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-luckiest-master-by-sean-michael-8495-b Blurb Iron Eagle Gym Series When Master Damien Richardson (Day to his friends) takes over the front desk manager job at the Iron Eagle Gym, he knows he’s going to need an assistant. But finding the right … Continue reading

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Wicked Abyss (Immortals After Dark Book 18 ) Audiobook by Kresley Cole Narrated by Robert Petkoff

Audible Link https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Wicked-Abyss-Audiobook/B06XP2HB3J?qid=1496623431&sr=1-1 Blurb This fairy tale doesn’t end with a kiss…. A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from number-one New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole! The terrifying king of hell… As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Alternate World, Angst Level, Audiobook, Book, Demons, Enemies to Lovers, Fairies, Fated Mates, Gay, Heat Index, Little to no angst, m/f, Magic, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, Purchased, Scorching, second chance at love, Standalone, Virgin | Leave a comment

Talk of the Town 
By Caitlin Ricci
 Dual review by Mary and Anna!

Extasy Books Presents: http://www.extasybooks.com/talk-of-the-town/ Blurb After ending an abusive relationship, Julian comes back home to live with his parents and his son in a small town. Life is simple, and he’s happy about that. When he delivers groceries to Garrett … Continue reading

Posted in 2 star, 2.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anna, Bi-Sexual, Book, Contemporary, Extasy Books, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Heat Index, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, Insta Love, Little to no angst, m/m, Mary D, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Single Parent | Leave a comment

Add Love and Mix Audiobook by Sean Michael Narrated by Steve Balderson

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/add-love-and-mix-by-sean-michael-8419-b Blurb  Firefighter Jason “Jase” Weller and EMT Scott Bronson are living the perfect life. They work together in jobs they love, they live together, and in their downtime, they still can’t get enough of each other. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Audiobook, Book, Christmas, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Established Couple, Firefighters, Gay, Heat Index, Holiday, Hurt/comfort, Little to no angst, m/m, Mild, Morgan, New Year's Eve, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Single Parent | Leave a comment

The Alpha’s Claim by Holley Trent

  Carina Press Presents http://www.carinapress.com/shop/books/9781488078538_the-alphas-claim.html Publishing May 15 2017 Blurb Jim West, the New York Coyote pack alpha, has successfully defended his territory from external threats for almost fifteen years. Pack politics may be a pain in his ass, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, Action/Adventure, Actor/Theatre, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Bi-Sexual, Book, Contemporary, Fated Mates, Gay, Heat Index, m/m, Mild, Morgan, NetGalley, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Opposites attract, Paranormal, Race/Species Difference, Scorching, Shifter | Leave a comment

Wild Instincts (Seaside Shifters #2) by Ethan Stone

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/wild-instincts-by-ethan-stone-8261-b Blurb Police cadet and bear shifter Tyson Dakota looks forward to his on-the-job training in Seaside, Oregon, working alongside his cousin, Chief of Police John Dakota. Their goal is to investigate the growing meth epidemic and identify … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Contemporary, Cop/Crime, Dreamspinner, Fated Mates, Gay, Heat Index, Homophobia, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Mid, Mid-grade, Misunderstanding, Morgan, New Adult, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, Secret Identity, Shifter | Leave a comment