North on Drummond by K.C. Burns

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Series: N/A
Author: KC Burn
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (287 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (January 5, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75 Hearts
Blurb: Sandy Bottom Bay, Florida – Come for the Haunts, Stay for the Beaches!

Drew Drummond might call himself a psychic tarot reader, but he doesn’t believe in the supernatural. The business was left to him by his grandmother, and seemed the best way to rise above the chronic criminal behavior of the Drummond family. Despite his efforts, few of the townspeople consider him a good romantic match. Being gay only makes finding love more difficult.

When Cliff Garcia, Drew’s teenaged crush, moves back to town and joins the police force, Drew doesn’t think he has a chance. After all, the skeptical cop considers Drew’s profession on par with professional con man, and Cliff had spent his entire school career feuding with Drew’s volatile brothers. Despite the obstacles, Drew and Cliff begin a fiery relationship.

Just when Drew starts to believe they might have a chance, he suffers a head injury and begins having visions of the future. If Drew tells Cliff the truth, he’ll lose the man he’s falling for, but keeping his new ability a secret is no longer an option.

If he can’t convince Cliff he’s for real, a murderer will walk free.

ISBN: 978-1-62300-736-2

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/north-on-drummond.html

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I honestly don’t know exactly how to express how I felt about this book except that I loved Drew’s character. He was so sweet. Cliff on the other hand left a lot to be desired. He lacked communication skills for sure.

I felt like the book was missing things throughout. It felt incomplete to me. The ex of Cliff’s with a vendetta seemed sketchy. The paranormal aspect doesn’t happen until much later in the book.

I would have liked for the book to feel more real than it did maybe that’s what the problem for me was. But all in all it was a good read. This was the first book I’ve read by this author so I didn’t know what to expect.

Good read.

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A Wolf’s Atonement by A.J. Jarrett

awolfsatonementTitle: A Wolf’s Atonement
Series: Nehalem Pack, # 20
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (153 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63259-156-2
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (April 4th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Tenny Farrell has made his fair share of mistakes in his young life. Regret has become a good friend of his and now that he’s in Silver Creek, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make amends for his past sins, but his family isn’t making it easy on him.

The last thing Tenny needs is one more complication to deal with, but that’s exactly what he gets when he meet Jordan Campbell. The man is everything Tenny’s ever wanted, but not knowing how Jordan will react to who he is, Tenny lies. He just needs a little time to figure everything out.

The truth always has a way of coming out and Tenny’s world comes crashing down around him when all the half-truths he’s told are exposed. Nothing is ever as it seems, and Tenny is discovering some things in life are worth fighting for. He just has to pray it’s enough to grant him forgiveness.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-wolfs-atonement

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

I honestly did not like Tenny when he was first introduced in the last book as Knox’s brother. He was selfish and hurtful. Now that he has finally realized what he has become he wants to make amends to his three brothers. Which will not be easy, at least with Knox. Also causing him issues is running into his mate, bar owner Jordan.

I loved Jordan. He was the former boyfriend and now best friend of Ellison, Knox’s mate. He was good-natured and a good friend and honorary uncle to the two youngest brothers. When Tenny comes into his life he does not realize he is the same brother who took off and abandoned his family. Together the two of them start forming relationship.

Together these two are smoking hot together. The only thing that gets in the way is the fact that Tenny lies about who he is at first. When Tenny is exposed, Jordan has a hard time coming to grips with it. Jordan has issues of his own that he needs to come to terms with before he can fully commit himself to the mating.

I enjoyed the book, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t think Tenny is my favorite character. I really didn’t feel a draw to him as much as I did Jordan. I had high hopes for Jordan getting his own mate since the last book in the series. For some reason I just don’t think Tenny was who I pictured him with. Nothing I can really place my finger on.

The sex was super hot, the writing was great, and I enjoyed reading the book. But these two together was not my favorite pairing.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Better Than Good by Lane Hayes ~ Audiobook

BetterThanGoodAudLGTitle: Better Than Good
Series: Better Than, #1
Author: Lane Hayes
Narrator: Tyler Stevens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hours and 5 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (03/24/2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he’s ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

Aaron Mendez doesn’t believe in labels, and he’s leery of straight curious men. He makes it clear that he’ll hide his fabulous light for no one. While Aaron can’t deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means—especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

Product Link(s): http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Better-Than-Good-Audiobook/B00J5REHHQ

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Matt Sullivan is out having drinks with some friends when they decide to accompany their gay roommate to his favorite bar. Matt has no idea that his head is about to turn, and his life is about to change. He notices the flamboyant, beautiful and boisterous Aaron straight away and the two end up talking at the bar.

Over the next few days the colorful guy at the bar is all Matt can think about. As luck would have it, they wind up meeting again. Aaron is standoffish at first, certain that Matt is nothing more than curious, but the chemistry, conversation and connection is magnetic. Hesitantly, the two become just friends, of a slightly flirtatious nature.

Matt struggles throughout the story with his future, but aside from a little hesitancy early on, I never got the feeling that he really struggled with his feelings for Aaron. The more time the spent together it was clearly obvious they were falling in love, but they took their time, dinner dates, art shows and long runs in the park. It’s when Matt gets caught off guard at the appearance of his ex-girlfriend while out shopping with Aaron that things take a dark turn.

Matt will pull out all the stops to prove to Aaron his feelings are sincere, but is it too little too late?

First, I’d like to disagree with something in the synopsis and sub-genre listing for this book. Almost from the start, Matt admits to a sexual fling with another guy so to label him hetero is inaccurate, in my opinion. He is obviously bi-sexual. As well this shouldn’t be tagged as a gay for you story. Rant over.

Better than good was, well… better than good, it was fantastic! The story just flowed steadily from start to finish. There were a few issues and struggles with Aaron’s dad and Matt’s trying to avoid ‘labeling’ his sexuality while feeling fairly certain he’s fallen in love with a man. But it was all well conveyed without too much angst or unbelievable situations that can ruin a great storyline. I loved that they both had their own lives and even when things got tough, they kept going.

Narrated by Tyler Stevens and I think this was his best audio narration yet, that I’ve listened to at least. Matt is smart, successful and confident and you could hear that in the way he was voiced. Aaron is flamboyant, colorful and carefree and Stevens poured so much emotion into the character that I just fell in love with him, especially when he calls Matt, Mattie.

There was a sensuality to the story as well and that was evident not only with Hayes writing, but with the passion that was dripping off both guys words during certain, steamier scenes.

If you like gay for you type stories you’ll definitely like this one, though I don’t think it’s truly a GFY story. It is really well written and so romantic and fun, definitely a more light-hearted read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Back Home by R.J. Scott

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Series: N/A
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (157 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (June 7th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Kieran returns home to save his family. Can he do this without falling in love with Jordan again?

Kieran Addison, in his teens, falls in love with his brother Brad s boyfriend, and he runs away to another country to bury himself in a career so he can forget. When his brother is killed in a car accident, Kieran comes back briefly for the funeral, but then leaves almost immediately, his emotions too raw to face Jordan Salter. It’s only when his father becomes ill, and his sister begs him to come home, that

Kieran returns for good. He finds the family business almost bankrupt and Jordan, the man he loves, broken a shell of the man he used to be, beaten down by despair over the business and guilt over Brad’s death, a death he blames himself for. The journey Kieran and Jordan take building a friendship and repairing the business, while exploring how they feel about each other is a journey filled with decisions and revealed secrets.

Can Kieran and Jordan finally see what could be between them after all these years?

ISBN: 9781781843383

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/back-home

Reviewer: Anna

Review: The story begins with Jordan Salter, who has been trying his hardest to help save his dead lover’s family business. Exhausted, the man makes a mistake that could easily end his career, and sets in course events that will change his life forever. With the patriarch of the family falling even deeper into illness, they have to choice but to call Kieran, the wild child, home.

Kieran Addison ran away twice from the man he loves, the man his older brother was going to spend the rest of his life with. Even two years after his death, Kieran still sees Jordan as his brother’s lover, Kieran’s most wanted dream and nightmare. However, when he finds out how bad the family business is doing and how Jordan has been trying to keep them all afloat, Kieran decides to stop running. Even if it means confronting his feelings and risk marring his brother’s memory. Jordan, face-to-face with his darkest desire, must now fight alongside Kieran for the sake of their family, all the while consumed by his biggest secret.

In few pages, R.J. Scott tells the story of a love so lasting in engulfs the reader. The desire to claim deep love fights with the desire to do right by a family member, someone close to the main characters. Scott thrusts the audience into an environment so hurtful and longing. We can’t go along for the ride and not come out unchanged.

The love between Kieran and Jordan touches us in a way that makes us wonder what we’d do if the love of our life was right next to us, but yet so far away, trapped behind a wall of people we love. In the end, we end up asking ourselves: would we risk everything, or would we accept defeat?

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Grown-up by Kim Fielding

GrownUpLGTitle: Grown-up
Series: N/A
Author: Kim Fielding
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (97 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (18 March 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: It’s time for Austin Beier to grow up. His car is falling apart, his roommates are less than ideal, and he’s just been fired for the umpteenth time. His love life hasn’t evolved past bathroom hook-ups at his favorite clubs. Forced to borrow money from his father yet again, Austin is walloped by an epiphany—he needs someone to mentor him into maturity. And who better to teach him how to be an adult than Ben, his father’s office manager? Cute in a nerdy sort of way and only a few years older than Austin, Ben is a master of organization and responsibility.

But as he gets to know Ben better, Austin learns that whether you’re eight or twenty-eight, growing up is never easy.

ISBN: 9781632169112

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6170

Reviewer: Prime

Review: First off, the cover had me laughing. I’m sure many will recognise as a parody of that painting of Venus in a half shell (Birth of Venus by Boticelli), which is very symbolic because this is all about Austin Beier (in his late twenties) putting on his big boy pants and growing up. The more I think about it, the smarter I think it is.

Austin is a party boy and has difficulty keeping down a job. He has an interesting family dynamic, though his father and stepfather are wonderfully supportive (even if there is no appearance of his stepfather). A talk to his father and his own intuition makes Austin realise he has to grow up. So he turns to his father’s long time employee, Ben, only a couple of years older he is highly organised and has his life on track, albeit a somewhat lonely one.

This is a fun read and for the most part is light-hearted, with a sprinkling of humour. I loved both characters and I particularly like the development that Austin goes through in his endeavour to “grow up”.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Signs by Anna Martin

SignsLGTitle: Signs
Series: N/A
Author: Anna Martin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novel (195 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20 Mar 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: After spending most of his life in special schools, Caleb Stone now faces public high school in his senior year, a prospect that both excites him and threatens to overwhelm his social anxiety. As a deaf teenager, he’s closed himself off to the world. He speaks a shorthand with his parents and even finds it hard to use American Sign Language with people in his local deaf community. But Caleb finds comfort in his love of photography. Everything he can’t express in real life, he posts on his Tumblr.

Struggling to reconcile his resentment for his father’s cruelty with the grief of losing a parent, Luc Le Bautillier scrolls through Tumblr searching for someone who might understand his Goth look and effeminate nature. When Luc reblogs a photo by Caleb, sparking a conversation, they both find it easier to make friends online than in person.

Luc and Caleb confront their fears about the opinions of the outside world to meet in New York City. Despite Caleb’s increasing confidence, his parents worry he’s not ready for the trials ahead.

But communication comes in many forms—when you learn the signs.

ISBN: 9781632168115

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6171

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is one real heart warming story. This is the story of two young men, recently turned 18 and starting to think about college and the future. They meet online by chance and beautiful relationship blossoms. Much of the story is told from Luc’s side. He’s a native New Yorker with a complicated home life, though he loves his big sister and she supports him throughout. Then there is Caleb, he lives somewhere in or about Boston – he may be deaf but he is also a gifted photographer. Caleb is also blessed with amazing parents.

This is just sweet and simple: its two boys growing up into men with their own set of complications, as well as these boys getting to know each other and falling in love. I really loved both MCs and they were easily relatable and felt real.

I really loved who Anna Martin was able to articulate Caleb, which I am certain is more than tricky when he communicates only using American Sign Language. This is also a whole major thread of the book and it really does show that love is a fantastic motivator and that angst isn’t a requirement of a young adult story. Best of all, there is a happily ever after!

This is an excellent read and not just for young adults, anyone can enjoy this one. I think everyone at some stage feels like a Caleb yearning for their Luc (of course, not in the literal sense!).

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The Fire Underneath by S.C. Wynne

thefireunderneath1l__66359.1427067572.300.450Title: The Fire Underneath
Series: N/A
Author: S.C. Wynne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (March 22nd 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ ♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Firefighter Joe Allegretti has some flames that need putting out the minute he meets sexy fellow firefighter, Dallas Williams. But the heat he’s feeling has nothing to do with the burning buildings nearby.

Not counting one curious kiss with another guy in college, Joe has always dated women. But as soon as Dallas appears Joe can’t seem to ignore the scorching fire underneath that rages for the other man. But Joe struggles with what others might think of him if he dates Dallas openly, and Dallas isn’t interested in hiding what he feels for Joe. Joe’s a brave man, but is he brave enough to fight for what he wants?

ISBN: 9781772332995

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-fire-underneath-by-s-c-wynne/

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Firefighter Joe Allegretti constantly maintains his sexuality as a straight guy. He argues this fact with himself to spite his ever-growing feelings for one sexy fellow firefighter. And he argues the point with Dallas, said firefighter. While Joe is initially in denial, his head taking a lot longer to catch up with what his heart and body already know. Even after coming to the realization his feelings for Dallas go beyond just friendship he still tries to push Dallas away for fear of what admitting he is gay will do to his life, personally as well as professionally.

Dallas is openly gay and openly pursues Joe even though Joe continues to tell him no. It’s obvious to everyone that spends more than five minutes around the two men that the attraction is palpable and mutual. And while Joe denies those feelings, something inside him refuses to let go of Dallas, so the two venture into a tentative friendship. Dallas is relentless to a point, but eventually being told no enough finally sinks in. Right about the time Joe decides to throw caution to the wind and go for it.

The push and pull between Joe and Dallas was intriguing in the beginning, then it became hysterical until I started to think I was going to get whiplash. I thoroughly enjoyed the way Wynne wrote these two dominate, alpha male type personalities drawn to each other with that sharp contrast of denial without making it an insta-love story. But it got to a point where I was ready to choke the living shit out of Joe and bang my head against the wall. Thankfully, that was right about the time the passion ignited and all was right with the world.

Overall this was a short, sexy, steamy read with a good deal of content and character development. My biggest gripe was the adult angst Joe was carrying around in abundance. Still, I do love alpha males, and firemen, and S.C. Wynne, so this was a must read for me.

If you too like strong-willed characters that have an undeniable chemistry, to spite one’s desire to deny it, then give this one a go.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Seth & Greyson by Jessica Sorenson

81HpuFZq0AL._SL1500_Title: Seth & Greyson
Series: The Coincidence, #7
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novel (169 pages)
Publisher: Jessica Sorensen (April 3rd 2015)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Never be afraid to Love.

After being betrayed by someone he thought he loved, Seth leaves for college hoping to get a new start. But leaving his past behind is more complicated than he expected, and underneath his upbeat attitude, Seth struggles with opening up to people.

Then he meets Greyson.

Seth is instantly drawn to Greyson and his sweet and charming personality. But even though he feels a strong connection with Greyson, Seth’s still hesitant to open his heart to love.
With the help of his best friend Callie, Seth realizes he needs to overcome his fear of commitment.

But will he be able to finally admit how he truly feels about Greyson?

ISBN: 2940152139709

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Seth-Greyson-Novella-Coincidence-Book-ebook/dp/B00JOOXDDY

Reviewer: Tams

Review: While this book can be read as a standalone story, remember it is part of a series so fans of The Coincidence stories will recognize and have a better understanding of the characters.

While Seth is more than happy to be away from home, away from his unloving mother and the secrets of his past, he has a hard time adjusting in the beginning. He recognizes a like, broken soul in young Callie, and the two quickly become best friends. Seth still has trust issues and few friends, so when Greyson catches his eye during orientation, he tries to put a lid on the feelings he doesn’t want to have.

Greyson has lived a much more open and accepting life with his parents that seem to be forever stuck in the Woodstock era and have never made Greyson feel anything but loved, to spite his sexuality. Greyson pursues Seth adamantly, but quietly, he has to help Seth overcome his fear of love. You see, everyone Seth has loved has hurt him, left him, and disappointed him, so his hesitancy is understandable.

This was a short, but heavy read. The subject matter is dark showing what can happen to a young man who is betrayed by those he loves. What I have loved about the previous stories in this series is Sorensen’s attention to detail and devotion to the relationship as it developed between the various broken souls she writes. I didn’t quite feel that attention to detail in this story. It was still very well written and I enjoyed learning Seth’s story as he was always one of my favorite secondary characters, especially in Callie and Kayden’s stories.

If you are a diehard fan of The Coincidence series or Sorenson’s work then you will definitely enjoy this installment. That being said, you could read this book without having read the series and not be lost, Sorenson does a great job of making sure the reader knows the basic back story of the characters mentioned in this book. And the sexual aspect is minimal as well, with the story concentrating more on the relationship between Seth & Greyson as they learn to communicate and trust each other. As they fall in love.

Under Glass by Rebecca Cohen Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Rebecca Cohen stopping by today with her upcoming release Under GlassRebecca answers a couple of questions for us, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and my review. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Under Glass

by

Rebecca Cohen

Creating planets and guarding the stars leaves novice planet builder Kai Faewiva lonely. For members of Kai’s species who are born with an organ called a caerellon, their true love, their Sun or Moon, is identified at birth. But the novices are people who have lost their perfect love, and Kai’s Sun is long dead, killed in an accident when he was five years old. Or so everyone thought.

After recovering from another bout of the unidentified illness he has battled for years, Kai returns to work.  But his quiet day at the planetarium is thrown into chaos when scans of Goka Prime, one of the planets in the Sol-Alpha2 system, picks up a life-form that shouldn’t be there. Kai’s Sun, Oliver Gyin, is alive and well, but how he got to be on Goka Prime, no one knows. Now he needs to be brought home.

Ollie has lived most of his life in the City of Harrea, never guessing he is from another planet. Surprised to find a stranger means the world to him, Ollie wrestles with his loyalties and the drive to return with Kai. To leave Goka Prime, he must give up everything and everyone he knows. But twenty years apart means Kai and Ollie face a fight to secure their destined future.

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Blue Eyed Stranger by Alex Beecroft Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, today we have Alex Beecroft stopping by with her newest release Blue Eyed Stranger, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review. So enjoy the post and leave a comment (with a way to contact you) for the giveaway. ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Blue Eyed Stranger

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Alex Beecroft

Billy Wright has a problem: he’s only visible when he’s wearing a mask. That’s fine when he’s performing at country fairs with the rest of his morris dancing troupe. But when he takes the paint off, his life is lonely and empty, and he struggles with crippling depression.

Martin Deng stands out from the crowd. After all, there aren’t that many black Vikings on the living history circuit. But as the founder of a fledgling historical re-enactment society, he’s lonely and harried. His boss doesn’t like his weekend activities, his warriors seem to expect him to run everything single-handedly, and it’s stressful enough being one minority without telling the hard men of his group he’s also gay.

When Billy’s and Martin’s societies are double-booked at a packed county show, they know at once they are kindred spirits, united by a deep feeling of connectedness to their history and culture. But they’re also both hiding in their different ways, and they need each other to be brave enough to take their masks off and still be seen.

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