Category Archives: coming of age

Relay (Changing Lanes #1) by Layla Reyne

Riptide Presents http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/relay Blurb Captain is not a title Alejandro “Alex” Cantu takes lightly. Elected by his teammates to helm the US Men’s Swim Team, he proudly accepts the role, despite juggling endless training, team administrative work, and helping out … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Bullying, Closeted, coming of age, Contemporary, DA, Enemies to Lovers, Gay, Gay, GFY/OFY, Heat Index, Hidden Lovers, High but not hopeless, Homophobia, m/m, Mid-grade, Morgan, NetGalley, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Riptide Publishing, second chance at love, Standalone, Swimming/Diving, The one that got away, Unrequited Love | Leave a comment

Audiobook: Nachos & Hash (Mary’s Boys #1) by Brandon Witt Narrated by Dominic Carlos

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/nachos-hash-by-brandon-witt-8047-b Blurb Darwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he’ll find the right man to spark his interest … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Audiobook, Book, Bullying, coming of age, Contemporary, DA, Dreamspinner, Exploration, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, High but not hopeless, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Mid-grade, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Standalone | Leave a comment

Holidays: Welcome Home Soldier (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) by Deanna Wadsworth

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b Blurb Clay and Daniel fell in love as enlisted men during Desert Shield, but Don’t Ask Don’t Tell meant they had to keep it secret. After Clay’s convoy was ambushed, PTSD changed him, and their relationship ended … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anthology, Book, Christmas, Closeted, coming of age, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Families/Weddings/Holidays, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, High but not hopeless, Holiday, m/m, Mild, Monthly Theme, Morgan, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Older MCs, Part of a Series, PTSD, second chance at love, Standalone, Unrequited Love | Leave a comment

Dreams and Expectations (Before… and After #4) by Susan Laine

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dreams-and-expectations-by-susan-laine-9125-b Blurb At what point are differences irreparable? Tom McAllister and Nick Corwin have always had a comfortable friendship, even though Nick is a Native American webcomic artist and Tom’s father is a rigid Christian. But they’re about … Continue reading

Posted in 4.5 stars, Book, coming of age, Contemporary, Dee, Dreamspinner, Friends to lovers, Gay, Gay, GFY/OFY, Heat Index, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Mid, Mild, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Standalone, young adult | Leave a comment

Regret Me Not by Amy Lane

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/regret-me-not-by-amy-lane-9121-b Blurb Pierce Atwater used to think he was a knight in shining armor, but then his life fell to crap. Now he has no job, no wife, no life—and is so full of self-pity he can’t even … Continue reading

Posted in 4.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Christmas, Closeted, College/University, coming of age, Contemporary, DA, Dreamspinner, Finding Family, Friends to lovers, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, Holiday, Holiday Romance, Homophobia, Humor, Hurt/comfort, Insta Love, Little to no angst, m/m, May/December, May/December, Medical, Mid-grade, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Opposites attract, Standalone | Leave a comment

Audiobook: To Touch You (Mates #4) by Cardeno C. Narrated by Charlie David

Audible Link https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/To-Touch-You-Audiobook/B0778RBRK6/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1511389704&sr=1-1 Blurb “His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.” By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when … Continue reading

Posted in 5 star, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Audiobook, Book, coming of age, Contemporary, Fated Mates, Gay, Heat Index, m/m, Mid, Mid-grade, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, Purchased, Shifter, Standalone, vampire, Virgin | Leave a comment

Guardian of Magic by Dominique Frost

GoodReads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36388756-guardian-of-magic?ac=1&from_search=true Blurb When a god falls in love with a mortal, the entire world begins to change. “Guardian of Magic” is a passionate paranormal romance with a dash of magic. Brady is a witch without a familiar, which … Continue reading

Posted in 5 star, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Alternate World, Angst Level, Book, Cinderella/Cinderfella, coming of age, Contemporary, Fated Mates, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, m/m, Magic, Mid-grade, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, Purchased, Shifter, Standalone, Witches/Warlocks/Wizards | Leave a comment

On Davis Row by N.R. Walker

GoodReads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36594399-on-davis-row?from_search=true Blurb Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of … Continue reading

Posted in 5 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Author Provided, Book, Bullying, Closeted, co-workers to lovers, coming of age, Contemporary, Gay, GFY/OFY, Heat Index, Hidden Lovers, Homophobia, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Mid, Mid-grade, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Virgin | 1 Comment

Audiobook: The Shape of You by Felice Stevens Narrated by Nick J Russo

Audible Link https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Shape-of-You-Audiobook/B075GZ9528/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1510867184&sr=1-1 Blurb Too big. Too fat. All his life Eric Sontag has judged himself on his size, believing love and friendship aren’t in the cards for someone like him. Tired of being alone and scared of his doctor’s … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Audiobook, Book, Bullying, coming of age, Contemporary, Friends to lovers, Gay, Heat Index, Hurt/Abuse, m/m, Mid-grade, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Opposites attract, Purchased | Leave a comment

Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton

GoodReads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36582719-desperately-seeking-santa?from_search=true Blurb Journalism student Gabe Martin gets his first professional assignment—to write about a Christmas charity dinner that benefits a children’s home. It sounds like a total snooze-fest until Gabe learns that the event’s Santa is a mystery … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, Angst Level, Author Provided, Book, Christmas, College/University, coming of age, Contemporary, Gay, Gay, Geek/Jock, GFY/OFY, Heat Index, Holiday, Homophobia, Hurt/Abuse, m/m, Mary D, Mid, Mid-grade, Mild, New Adult, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Opposites attract, Part of a Series, Sports, Wrestling, writer | Leave a comment