Category Archives: pining

Boy Next Store by HJ Welch

Good Reads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37531804-boy-next-store?from_search=true Blurb The only thing that’s got Jamie through working retail this holiday season has been staring at the gorgeous guy running the gingerbread stall across from his store at the mall. He’s never worked up the … Continue reading

Posted in 3.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Animals/pets, Book, Christmas, Contemporary, Dee, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, Holiday, Holiday Romance, Instafreebie, m/m, Mild, Mild, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), pining | Leave a comment

Forever With you by Londra Laine

GoodReads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36506668-forever-with-you?from_search=true Blurb Kelly Brooks Montes is only nineteen years old and just starting college in New York City when tragedy strikes, and he becomes a single dad to his toddler brother. Four years later, Kelly and his baby … Continue reading

Posted in 5 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Author Provided, Boss/employee, class difference, Closeted, Contemporary, DA, Enemies to Lovers, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, Homophobia, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, Length, m/m, Mary D, Mid, Mid-grade, Misunderstanding, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), pining, PTSD, Single Parent, Standalone, Themes | Leave a comment

Sometimes the Best Presents Can’t Be Wrapped by B.G. Thomas

Dreamspinner https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/sometimes-the-best-presents-cant-be-wrapped-by-bg-thomas-9198- Blurb Ned Balding used to be a decent man—until the stress of seemingly countless responsibilities changes him, and he becomes cold and driven—the kind of man who considers firing an employee days before Christmas. The kind of man … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Boss/employee, Bullying, Christmas, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Friends to lovers, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, High but not hopeless, Holiday, Humor, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Magic, Mary D, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Older MCs, Paranormal, pining, second chance at love, Secret Identity, Standalone, Thanksgiving | 1 Comment

Holidays: Candy Canes and Cappuccinos (Advent 2017) by Elizabeth Coldwell

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b Blurb Kyle is struggling to run his coffee shop on his own after his partner walked out on him. He has his eye on Steven, who comes into the shop each day, but hasn’t worked up the … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anthology, Book, Christmas, Contemporary, Dee, Dreamspinner, Families/Weddings/Holidays, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, Holiday, Holiday Romance, Little to no angst, m/m, Mild, Monthly Theme, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Part of a Series, pining, Standalone | Leave a comment

The King’s Courage (North Pole City Tales #6) by Charlie Cochet

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-kings-courage-by-charlie-cochet-9168-b Blurb With the wedding of Jack Frost and Rudy Rein Dear only three weeks away, everyone travels to Jack’s palace in Svalbard, Norway, where the happy couple will exchange vows beneath the northern lights. Festivities have been … Continue reading

Posted in 5 star, adult - 18+, Alternate World, Angst Level, Bi-Sexual, Book, Christmas, class difference, Dreamspinner, Exploration, Gay, Gay, GFY/OFY, Ghost, Heat Index, Holiday, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Magic, May/December, Mid, Mid-grade, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Opposites attract, Paranormal, Part of a Series, pining, Race/Species Difference, Scorching, second chance at love, Speculative Fiction, Standalone, Unrequited Love | 1 Comment

Holidays: Poison Marked (2017 Advent Calendar) by TJ Nichols

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b Blurb Kill his lover or disobey his king and instigate civil war? As the feared court poison master, Nikko is sworn to do as his king bids. As the lover of the king’s nephew, Lord Rodas, Nikko … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anthology, Book, Christmas, class difference, Dee, Dreamspinner, Established Couple/Sequel, Families/Weddings/Holidays, Fantasy, Gay, Heat Index, Hidden Lovers, Historical, Holiday, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Mid-grade, Mild, Monthly Theme, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, pining, Standalone | Leave a comment

Like a Gentleman: a Regency romance (Love in Portsmouth Book 1) by Eliot Grayson

Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/Like-Gentleman-Regency-romance-Portsmouth-ebook/dp/B0776F4GX7/ref=pd_sim_351_66?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FCFHKWN1ZTXSZPG3ERKW   Free on KU! Blurb: James Rowley, penniless younger brother of an earl, discovers his rejected sensational story has been stolen and printed under another name — and he’s certain his editor is the guilty party. Determined … Continue reading

Posted in 3.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Author Provided, Book, Bullying, class difference, Closeted, Dee, Enemies to Lovers, Gay, Gay, Heat Index, Hidden Lovers, Historical, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Mild, Misunderstanding, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), pining, Regency, Scorching, Standalone | Leave a comment

Shattered Pieces (Heathens Ink #4) by K.M. Neuhold

Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Pieces-Heathens-Ink-Book-ebook/dp/B076M878V2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1509640235&sr=8-3&keywords=neuhold Free on KU! Blurb “I was sure my heart had withered away years ago, but then you smiled at me, and I felt it beat again.” ~Gage Years ago, I fell in love with my best friend’s … Continue reading

Posted in 4.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, artists, Author Provided, Contemporary, Friends to lovers, Gay, Heat Index, High but not hopeless, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, pining, Scorching, second chance at love, Standalone | Leave a comment

Spooky Review: Familiar Angel by Amy Lane

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/familiar-angel-by-amy-lane-8950-b Blurb One hundred and forty years ago, Harry, Edward, and Francis met an angel, a demon, and a sorceress while escaping imprisonment and worse! They emerged with a new family—and shapeshifting powers beyond their wildest dreams. Now … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, angels, Angst Level, Book, Bullying, coming of age, Contemporary, DA, Dreamspinner, Fated Mates, Friends to lovers, Gay, Heat Index, High but not hopeless, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, m/m, Magic, Mid-grade, Mild, Monthly Theme, Morgan, New Adult, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, pining, Race/Species Difference, Rating, Shifter, Spooky!, Stalker/Abusive Ex, Unrequited Love, Witches/Warlocks/Wizards | 6 Comments

You Never Know by Mary Calmes

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/you-never-know-by-mary-calmes-8692-b Blurb Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He’s going to live in his hometown, be everybody’s friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, Actor/Theatre, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Construction Worker, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Established Couple, Football, Friends to lovers, Gay, Heat Index, Homophobia, m/m, Mild, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), pining, Reconcilliation, second chance at love, Single Parent, Sports, Standalone, Unrequited Love | Leave a comment