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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 level steam/heat Mild/low level heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Standalone

Regret Me Not by Amy Lane

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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 be decent to the one family member he’s still speaking to. He heads for Florida, where he’s got a month to pull his head out of his ass before he ruins his little sister’s Christmas.
Harold Justice Lombard the Fifth is at his own crossroads—he can keep being Hal, massage therapist in training, flamboyant and irrepressible to the bones, or he can let his parents rule his life. Hal takes one look at Pierce and decides they’re fellow unicorns out to make the world a better place. Pierce can’t reject Hal’s overtures of friendship, in spite of his misgivings about being too old and too pissed off to make a good friend.
As they experience everything from existential Looney Tunes to eternal trips to Target, Pierce becomes more dependent on Hal’s optimism to get him through the day. When Hal starts getting him through the nights too, Pierce must look inside for the knight he used to be—before Christmas becomes a doomsday deadline of heartbreak instead of a celebration of love.

Review

What can I say? I’m a sucker for Amy Lane Lite. I thought this was fantastic! I loved the slow build up and the achingly sweet way Hal and Pierce danced around one another. I loved the goofy “Looney Tunes” method of avoidance as well as the never ending holiday shopping list.

The entire relationship develops over a short period of time and it would have been great to see these guys later down the line, but I definitely think they got enough one on one time for us to predict success in the future.

If you’re in the mood for a lovely, tender and sometimes silly – low angst – holiday romance – this is the one for you!

Highly Recommended!

4.5 of 5 stars

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Fangs and Catnip by Julia Talbot

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/fangs-and-catnip-by-julia-talbot-9030-b

Blurb

A Dead and Breakfast Novel
A romance worth fighting for—tooth and claw.

Solitary vampire Fallon Underwood gets all the social interaction he needs being the silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast B and B high in the Colorado mountains. Change is hard for Fallon, so when his business partner, Tanner, suggests hiring a new manager for the inn, he’s adamant that they don’t need help, especially not in the form of bouncy werecat Carter Hughes.

Carter is a happy-go-lucky kitty, and he loves the hospitality industry, so the D and B ought to be a great place for him. He falls for Fallon as soon as he picks up one of Fallon’s novels, and begins to woo the vamp with gifts. When Fallon finally succumbs to Carter’s feline charms, the results are unexpected, to say the least. Their mating will have irreversible consequences—for their bodies and their hearts.

Review

This is a different take on supernatural interspecies mating.
I liked the quirky characters at the B&B – from Fallon, the moody writer (vampire); Tanner co-owner (Bear) and Glenda (Gorgon). Tanner needs a day manager to help take on some of the day to day managerial duties, (since Fallon, co-owner has little interest in helping). Carter, a werecat, applies and gets the job. Carter is friendly, chatty, with a sunny disposition – all the things Fallon is not. But Carter ‘weres’ Fallon down (I couldn’t resist☺) and they fall in love.
It was interesting the way Fallon and Carter’s relationship progressed; especially the way they took on each other’s traits – Carter developing photosensitivity, while Fallon had a vague craving for meat. However, the two men have to find a way to adjust to their mating changes or they will slowly die. With the help of a B&B staff, a few guests and a local doctor, the two men figure out a way to adjust to each other and live happily together.
There is a bit of heartache when Fallon thinks he’s helping by pushing Carter away. As a result, Carter becomes feral and Fallon has to find a way to bring him back.
I enjoyed the story, especially the twist on the fated mates trope.
I hope there will be stories for some of the other characters, like Tanner or Dan (wolf, guest).

3.75 stars out of 5

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Holiday: Needing A Little Christmas by Silvia Violet

Amazon Link

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Blurb

Discovering his boyfriend’s affair with a co-worker wrecks Eli’s holiday plans. With his parents on a cruise and his brother and sister out of town, he’s on his own. His mother insists he escape to her friend’s mountain cabin. Eli reluctantly agrees, but he takes off unprepared and ends up driving into the worst snowstorm the area has seen in years.
He survives the trip, but he’s stuck with no logs for the woodstove and little food. Fortunately, he gets the number for Mac’s Wood Delivery. Mac doesn’t mind riding to the rescue, and his deep, sultry voice has Eli eagerly anticipating the delivery. Is Mac the little bit of Christmas cheer Eli has been needing?

 

Review

Short, cute holiday story. Eli decides to escape to a rural cabin from well-meaning relatives after a break-up. He’s woefully ill-equipped for rustic cabin life, but help come in the form of Mac, a local who runs a wood delivery service. The attraction is immediate when they talk on the phone, at least for Eli, but is mutual when they meet.
Both men fall pretty quickly, but it felt comfortable, warm and believable. Both men are at a place where there is no need for games – and I liked that.
For a quick holiday read, this hits the spot.

3.5 stars out of 5

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Ante Up by Kim Fielding

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/ante-up-by-kim-fielding-8952-b

Blurb

Love is a high-stakes game.

A century and a half ago, Ante Novak died on a Croatian battlefield—and rose three days later as a vampire. Now he haunts Las Vegas, stealing blood and money from drunken gamblers and staying on the fringe of the powerful vampire organization known as the Shadows. His existence feels empty and meaningless until he meets beautiful Peter Gehrardi, who can influence others with his thoughts.

An attraction flares instantly, bringing a semblance of life to Ante’s dead heart. But the Shadows want Peter too, and they’re willing to kill to get him. As Ante and Peter flee, they learn more about themselves and each other, and they discover that the world is a stranger place than either of them imagined. With enemies at their heels and old mistakes coming back to exact a price, how can Ante and Peter find sanctuary?

Review

I’m a huge Kim Fielding fan and I’ve really been enjoying these Dreamspun books so I was really looking forward to this.

I think that if I hadn’t had such high expectations for a story from this author – I know what amazing things she can do – I would have given this more stars. But… and maybe this is unfair – I didn’t resonate with this like I have so many of her other stories.

On the one hand it was pretty interesting and fairly light, the two MCs are not exactly what you’d expect – which is refreshing. On the other hand I wasn’t really ever bowled over by their chemistry and I was a bit disappointed by the ending.  I liked that none of this was predictable, but I’ve come to love the sweetness Kim can deliver with her MCs and it was missing here.

However – if you’re in the mood for a paranormal story written by an excellent author with a somewhat unique twist on the trope – give this is a try – you won’t be disappointed!

3.5 of 5 stars

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New Reality By Jessica Payseur

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/new-reality-by-jessica-payseur-9014-b

Blurb

 It’s lonely running a small transport ship across the galaxy when you’re as old and as single as Connell Smyth. So when the dreams start up, Connell assumes they’re his mind’s way of working through what his life has become—until he discovers the man in his dreams might be much more than a figment of his neglected imagination. Connell can’t quite believe it could be real, but he can’t help becoming obsessed with this new lover on an unknown luscious planet.

Seventeen years ago, Wystan Kreeger’s survey mission crash-landed on a hard-to-reach planet. Sole survivor Wystan turns desperate after his computer, the only companion he’s had since, gives out. Even in the improbable event that the man in his dreams is real, he’ll face the same risk from the planet’s storm-charged atmosphere if he tries to track Wystan down, and he could end up just like Wystan’s former crew. But finding each other across so many light-years can’t be a mere coincidence. Now they must find a way to realize the happiness they’ve found in sleep during the light of the day.

Review

 An interesting (in a good way) short story.
The story starts slowly with Connell waking from a dream. As he wakes, he flashes back to his dead lover and their life together. Working the transport business he and his partner co-owned, Connell runs into trouble, making him wonder whether he’s cut out to continue as a transporter. As he questions his life choices, the dreams become more frequent, vivid and detailed; specifically, his dreams feature another man on another planet.
At first, I wasn’t sure what to make of the story – it starts slowly, found it to be a bit abstract. But I’m glad I stuck with it. Once Connell’s dreams get more explicit, the story becomes more focused. Connell investigates and finally identifies the planet and man he’s been dreaming of. He meets Wystan and the story continues with them adjusting to their ‘new reality’. It’s not all rosy, but they work it out.

I liked that the MC’s were older, world-weary and somewhat broken. When Connell and Wystan get together, they are pretty much in love with each other, but that didn’t seem strange – after all, they had been dreaming about each other for a while. Overall, it’s a good story. Interesting premise.

3.5 stars out of 5

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Hell and Back By Dirk Greyson

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/hell-and-back-by-dirk-greyson-8979-b

Blurb

Seventeen years ago, Forge Reynolds fell in love… and had his heart broken. When Staff Sergeant Gage Livingston was brought into Forge’s Army field hospital, temporarily paralyzed, Forge sat with him, read his letters, answered his mail, and formed a connection he thought would last. But Gage was sent home, Forge transferred to a new post, and his letters to Gage went unanswered. 

Now in the middle of a bitter divorce, Forge is sick and tired of his husband’s manipulation. He’s almost ready to make any sacrifice to get closure—then he finds Granger murdered execution-style in their home. Forge had no idea about Granger’s illicit activities, but the killers don’t believe that. They think Forge has something they want, and they’re coming after him. 

When Forge’s lawyer arranges for professional protection, the last face Forge expects to see is Gage’s. Can he even contemplate a second chance for them after almost two decades, or will hoping only lead to more heartache? Before they can explore the possibilities, they must figure out what information Granger had—that others are willing to kill for—or that possible heartache could become a certainty.

Review
I enjoyed this story. Forge is in the middle of a messy divorce when is husband (Granger) is murdered. He’s already a bit insecure because of the way he and his soon-to-be ex had drifted apart. In the course of the murder investigation, he’s assigned a bodyguard – someone he had fallen in love with years ago – Gage. The attraction (re-attraction?) was immediate, both realising that they still felt the same way about each other. This was a different take on the ‘insta-love’ trope because the MC’s had met before.
The mystery of why Granger was murdered was interesting, I liked the red herring of who was ultimately responsible, although I can’t say that I liked how Forge behaved when he confronted said villain, (but that’s a personal peeve). The other thing I wasn’t keen on, (but totally understood), was Forge’s insecurities with his relationship with Gage.
Overall, I enjoyed the rekindling of the romance between Forge and Gage, there was no misunderstanding or serious angsting once they got back together. The mystery was OK, it kept me interested, but I felt that the bad guys were sort of a backdrop to the story, not a prominent focus.
I liked this good, well written suspense/romance by Dirk Greyson.

4 stars out of 5

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Audiobook: Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase Narrated by Joel Froomkin

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Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Mad-About-the-Hatter-Audiobook/B075NPTKSW/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1508362486&sr=1-2

Blurb

This isn’t his sister’s Wonderland….
Henry never believed his older sister Alice’s fantastic tales about the world down the rabbit hole. When he’s whisked away to the bizarre land, his best chance for escape is to ally himself with the person called the Mad Hatter. Hatter – an odd but strangely attractive fellow – just wants to avoid execution. If that means delivering “Boy Alice” to the Queen of Hearts at her Red Castle, Hatter will do what he has to do to stay alive. It doesn’t matter if Henry and Hatter find each other intolerable. They’re stuck with each other.
Along their journey, Henry and Hatter must confront what they’ve always accepted as truth. As dislike grows into tolerance and something like friendship, the young men see the chance for a closer relationship. But Wonderland is a dangerous place, and first they have to get away with their lives.

Review by Dee

Wow! This retelling/’sequel’ to Alice in Wonderland is very good. It’s a curious mix of a fairytale world and modern times – we get to see what happened to Wonderland when Alice left ‘Through the Looking Glass’ and how she is now. The Mad Hatter is in prison, the Red Queen is an absolute pill and Wonderland is not a happy place. The story is entertaining with a few twists, not the least of which is (Henry) Boy Alice – I love that name (Boy Alice)!
I have to say that I am so glad I was given a chance to listen to the audiobook. Joel Leslie is nothing short of perfect! I am convinced that he has several different people living inside him. He captured all the voices better than I could ever have hoped for! I cannot describe how freaking perfect his performance is – Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, ALL the characters were superbly characterised. All I can do is highly recommend this audio opera, because that’s what this really is, a one-man opera 🙂

6 stars out of 5 stars

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Review by Morgan

I completely agree with Dee. This was a lot of fun! It’s a sequel of sorts to the famous story with Boy Alice. I think it would have had more impact on me – as a story – if there’d been more direction with the plot and less focus on making it feel like the original story. What I mean is – I didn’t always feel that Boy Alice was doing anything – and I wasn’t really rooting for him – per se. It was fun to see all the creative lands and adventures he stumbled into – but I wasn’t as invested in his journey as I could have been.

I was so glad I’d been listening to this because I’m not sure I would have kept reading. Joel Leslie, however, is soooo entertaining, and he kept me hooked! He comes up with a thousand and one voices and knows how to deliver the punch lines with just the right panache!

If you’re looking for a fantastical adventure with a m/m twist – this is up your alley.

3 of 5 stars for the story
5 of 5 stars for the audio

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Boys of Brighton Series by M. Tasia

 Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Boys+of+Brighton&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3ABoys+of+Brighton

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https://www.goodreads.com/series/199327-boys-of-brighton

Gabe (Boys of Brighton #1)

Blurb
Fifth-generation firefighter Gabe Mason saves Johnny from the flames of an office building fire, and Johnny will save Gabe from himself.

UNQUENCHABLE

Gabe Mason is a fifth-generation firefighter unable to move forward with his life after a devastating betrayal two years earlier. Graphic designer Johnny Jeffrey relocated to Brighton, Texas, to flee persecution and fear, and to begin living again on his own terms. The two meet amidst fire and smoke, and soon Johnny is in Gabe’s arms, right where he should be. The connection is palpable, undeniable, and hot, and healing from the past is within reach of both men. And yet, the office-building blaze that brought them together is only the beginning of their struggles. Not family, not faith, not a lunatic’s rage. It took a fire to bring Gabe and Johnny together. Nothing will tear them apart.

Sam’s Soldiers (Boys of Brighton #2)

Blurb

Emergency room nurse Samuel Mason is offered a ménage relationship with two ex-military men and discovers a love more dangerous—and more exquisite—than he anticipated.

Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home.

THE POWER OF THREE

As an emergency room nurse at Brighton General, Samuel Mason spends most of his days caring for the sick and injured, and his nights alone. Until now.

Jack “ Spider” Forrester and Dante Snow have arrived. Retired from the Army, they provide protection to those in need. They’ve come to Brighton to guard Sam’s cousin from a dire threat, but it’s Sam’s world they turn inside out. Jack wears his heart on his sleeve but is no pushover, and Dante is scarred from a past he’d sooner forget. They two are partners in all things, from the bedroom to the office to the street, and they want Sam to join them…for as long as they’re in town. But there is danger ahead, and not just from the type of men these skilled, muscled heroes have sworn to take down. The danger of falling in love.

Rick’s Bear (Boys of Brighton #3)

Blurb

Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home.

A DEN OF THEIR OWN

Clem “Bear” Mitchell owns the only diner in Brighton and prefers to be left alone. After growing up in—and barely escaping—one of the toughest motorcycle gangs out of Chicago, he just wants peace. Librarian Rick Johansson is the same. Due to his anxiety, he has always lived on the outskirts of society, finding it far safer to stay in the stacks. But no man is an island, and when the two are thrust together by dangerous events playing out around them, they see that life is better together. The tattooed, bear of a biker and the quiet, unassuming librarian will soon show the residents of Brighton that the local bookworm can teach an old bear new tricks.

 

 Review

This is a series that is best read in order, but you can hop around if certain aspects draw/repel you from one story or another.

In general each book is fairly similar: One very “alpha” male (or 2!) finds himself attracted to a more submissive male and the desire to protect and love and care for him drives him to be super adorable, mushy and overprotective!

Of course there is a life threatening danger putting our guys on the line and usually something horrible in the past making them seem even more vulnerable.

There are plenty of hot smexy times but I won’t say that is the focus of the story. There isn’t a lot of humiliation that you sometimes see in uber alpha males and the more submissive guys in these stories all have strong backbones!

I really loved finding this series and hope to see more from this author as well as to continue to enjoy this series in it’s entirety!

I think I loved book one the best (so far) because Gabe just takes over Johnny’s life in this whirlwind and it’s pretty hysterical! There are also some great grannies and really lovable extended family members to keep us all entertained.

Highly recommended for fans of very sappy and sweet Alpha/Omega type romance (nothing paranormal here!) and for fans of romance with humor as well as that hurt/comfort feel.

4.5 of 5 stars for the series

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Spooky! Spirit by John Inman

Dreamspinner Presents

https://smile.amazon.com/Spirit-John-Inman-ebook/dp/B00J29BP5E/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Blurb

Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he’s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn’t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter.

Wrong. Timmy, Jason’s nephew, is a true handful.

But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he’s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he’s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors—one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave.

I’m sorry. Say what?

Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason’s summer plans, and you’ve got the makings for one hell of a ride.

Review

 I really enjoyed this book ☺ Jason has to look after his nephew, Timmy, while his sister goes on holidays with her boyfriend. There is little affection between the siblings, even less with the BF, but Jason adores his nephew and is looking forward to spending time with him. As Jason is babysitting his ‘smarter-than-him’ nephew, mysterious things start to happen in the house. Then, to make things even more interesting, Timmy’s uncle Sam comes to visit. Once Sam arrives, the ghostly manifestations become more frequent and more defined. The 3 of them end up having to handle a haunting, solving a mystery and fielding calls from an irate sister/mum. All of which made for an entertaining story.

The mix of spooky, humour, mystery and romance was very well done. Once you get the backstory of Jason and his sister, the ghost becomes fairly obvious, but the mystery behind how the ghost came to be left me pleasantly surprised. The ghostly actions were interesting, (I especially loved when he used Bugs Bunny to communicate to Jason). And the attraction and relationship between Jason and Sam developed fairly quickly (not a criticism), blending well into the story.
Overall, this is a fun, chilling story that I would read again.

4 stars out of 5

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Audiobook: The Palisade – A Lavender Shores by Rosalind Abel Narrated by Kirt Graves

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Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Palisade-Audiobook/B075JQYBZS/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1507835110&sr=1-1

Blurb

 Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing more than a business transaction and a final stepping-stone to the position he’s been working towards his entire life. It was supposed to be nothing more than one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing more than a few hours of fun.
Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown. So much so, that the only thing missing is someone to share it with. Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction. He could get back to looking for Mr. Right the next day.
Both Andrew and Joel’s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure gets extended to a couple of days. Even that shouldn’t be a big deal. You can’t fall in love in such a short time, that isn’t how it works. However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate. Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, destiny may do nothing more than leave two hearts in pieces.

Review:
The book has been previously reviewed on this site.

This is a very sweet romance with a dash of angst.

Andrew and Joel are instantly attracted to each other when they meet at a restaurant (Andrew is with his family, Joel is at the bar). They hook up for one night, after which they go their separate ways – or so Andrew thinks – (Joel plans to try and track Andrew down before he leaves Lavender Shores).

They unexpectedly meet again the following day due to business and they find themselves falling for each other. However, when the true nature of why Joel is in Lavender Shores he breaks Andrew’s heart. After some soul-searching, Joel realises that Andrew means more than a business deal and goes after him. I was glad to see that Andrew didn’t just wait for Joel or take him back that easily.

There are lots of funny moments in the book, especially with the interesting cast of other characters – Andrew’s parents and their married friends, Lamont (Andrew’s bother) and Gilbert (the best friend). The last 2 may have their stories told if this becomes a series. And there are lots of intimate moments that show how hot both Andrew and Joel are together.

Though I’m not a fan of insta-love, it was well done (not too unrealistic). I really liked the book.

Audio

Kirt Graves is fairly new to me as a narrator, but I will keep an ear out for more of his work. The narration was enjoyable. There was not a lot of distinction between the characters, but this did not detract from the audio experience for me. I really liked the pacing and Mr. Graves voice. I am looking forward to listening to more from him.

Overall Impression 3.75 round to 4 stars 

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