Category Archives: MM Romance Book Review

Kiss Me, Cowboy by Carol Lynne

Carol Lynne - Kiss Me, Cowboy CoverTitle: Kiss Me Cowboy

Author: Carol Lynne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (59 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 3rd, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: For Eli Barron, Jesse Clooney has always been the one. From their first day of kindergarten through their high school graduation, the pair were inseparable.

So, when a situation arises that splits the two men apart, it’s up to Eli to keep the home fires burning as Jesse sets off to follow his dreams on the rodeo circuit.

But how long can a man continue to stoke the fire before the flames die out?

ISBN: 9781786515049

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/kiss-me-cowboy

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: I have read many books from this author and I love all of her books. Eli tells us his life story about his family and the Love of his life Jesse. They’ve both known each other and have been friends from kindergarten through High school and are now lovers. Jesse doesn’t have a good relationship with his family and decides that he wants to leave the town that they live in and go follow his dreams on the rodeo circuit and wants Eli to go with him.

Eli can’t go with Jesse as he has to take of the family ranch and his mom and siblings. I found that Jesse is very self-centered, he’s off living his dreams, and wants Eli to wait for him and doesn’t care that he’s breaking Eli’s heart. Eli decides that the time has come that he will either have to talk with Jesse about their relationship, that is if they still have one together, or let Jesse go so that he can live his life on the circuit.

As with all of this author’s books, I would gladly recommend this book to whoever wants a short story about partners that have to find the way back together.

Pursuit of Excellence by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Pursuit of Excellence CoverTitle: Pursuit of Excellence

Series:  Spirit of Sage # 4

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage a Trois/Quatre,  Paranormal, Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (126 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After months of courting his four wolverine suitors, Ethan is ready to be mated. Lash, Slug, Charm, and Rage are more than ready to seal the deal, wanting nothing more than to make Ethan theirs…in every way. But their families are not so keen on the wolverine clans being sullied by the mating and will stop at nothing to prevent it. 

Ignoring the warnings, the mates bond at last, and finish off with an impromptu wedding. Then, the trouble really begins.  

The wolverine clans start a fight that has some tragic consequences, and the town of Sage is once again under siege. Rage’s brother, abused by their parents, is sent in as a weapon of destruction, triggering a series of events that leave the residents reeling. 

Can Ethan and his mates weather the storm? Can the wolverines defy their families without destroying Sage?

Note: This book contains double penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-721-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/pursuit-of-excellence

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Ethan is finally ready to claim his wolverine mates. But the wolverine’s families are not ready for the deed to be done and will stop at nothing to stop it. An exciting addition to the series as Alfie makes plans for the games and tries to include and swindle everyone in the town of Sage into them. Hilarious interactions give a much needed respite in this intense story. 

I was appalled at the wolverine’s families. They are diabolical in their quest. Poor Douglas is hurt both physically and emotionally in the attack. Action, drama, mystery, suspense and betrayal are interwoven in this edge of your seat read. 

It is best to read these stories in order as each picks up where the last leaves off. This is a truly fantastic series that I highly recommend.

The Haunting of Timber Manor by F.E. Feeley Jr. (2nd Edition)

F.E. Feeley - The Haunting of Timber Manor CoverTitle: The Haunting of Timber Manor (2nd Edition)

Series: Memoirs of the Human Wraiths 01

Author: F.E. Freeley Jr.

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Fantasy, Contemporary

Length: Novel (230 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 7, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: While recovering from the recent loss of his parents, Daniel Donnelly receives a phone call from his estranged aunt, who turns over control of the family fortune and estate, Timber Manor. Though his father seemed guarded about the past, Daniel’s need for family and curiosity compel him to visit.

Located in a secluded area of the Northwest, Timber Manor has grown silent over the years. Her halls sit empty and a thin layer of dust adorns the sheet-covered furniture. When Daniel arrives to begin repairs, strange things happen. Nightmares haunt his dreams. Memories not his own disturb his waking hours. Alive with the tragedies of the past, Timber Manor threatens to tear Daniel apart.

Sherriff Hale Davis grew up working on the manor grounds. Seeing Daniel struggle, he vows protect the young man who captured his heart, and help him solve the mystery behind the haunting and confront the past—not only to save Daniel’s life, but to save his family, whose very souls hang in the balance. 

ISBN:   978-1-62380-282-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-haunting-of-timber-manor-by-f-e-feeley-jr-8008-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have never been a fan of the creepy crawlie’s, spooks, horror or just plain down scary stories.  However I have read a few stories by this author, and somehow the way they are written just captures you and drags you into its world whether you want to or not.  So when I saw this particular book, I jumped and took a chance.  And damn what a chance it was.

Daniel was in his last year of college, just twenty-three when his parents were killed out sailing.  A trip that he was supposed to take with them, if he hadn’t thrown a temper tantrum and went with his friends instead.  He didn’t think he had anyone left, that is until his Aunt Carol called asking him to come home.  Hell he didn’t even know he had an Aunt Carol but things just couldn’t get any worse could they.  Never ask that question if you want a true answer.

Hale is the Sheriff and also helps Carol out with her horses.  He came across Daniel when Daniel had stopped his truck in a storm. He started to like what he saw.  However there was some hidden and dark secrets at the manor.   Wolves that spooked them all, hauntings that were physical scared out of their mind terror for the family.  However Hale and Daniel are determined to get to the end of it.

I have got to say that I hope to find more of this type of story in the m/m sub-genre because it was unique and fascinating.  You come across vampires, werewolves, witches and so forth, but not many good ghost stories.  Danny has inherited the whole thing.  Strange things are happening and falling in love on top of it all.  I think the manor is a top hit for me and what a story this author has given.  I wasn’t really a fan of the multiple points of view but with this story it rocked perfectly.  Although it was just a bit hard to get used to.  

Overall this story was very entertaining and I had a blast reading it.  I definitely can’t wait for another story from this author.  I loved the characters and those wolves were a big surprise.  I had a lot of fun with this and would definitely recommend it.  

The Mighty Have Fallen by Bonnie Dee

Bonnie Dee - The Mighty Have Fallen CoverTitle: The Mighty Have Fallen

Series: Perchance to Dream 03

Author: Bonnie Dee   

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 18, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Theatre headliner Trevor Rowland is at the peak of his career when disaster strikes. In one fell swoop, he loses his eyesight, his fame, and his boyfriend, who absconds with most of his money. Trevor must take on a flatmate, hardworking East Ender Jack Burrows, to afford the rent. Anger and bitterness have taken up residence in his heart—but Jack shines light into the shadowy corners with his relentlessly sunny disposition.

Jack introduces Trevor to a local drag club and convinces him he can enjoy the stage again. Trevor’s defences slowly come down as Jack becomes much more than a barely tolerated roommate.

But will Trevor’s fragile trust be destroyed when it appears he’s been manipulated yet again by a man he’s come to care for? Will he reclaim his life or crawl back into a shell of defeat? Trevor must learn to trust not only a man, but himself, once more.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-237-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-mighty-have-fallen-by-bonnie-dee-8056-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Trevor had lost everything including his eyesight.  Most of it was because of his creepy ex but he lost his eyesight from a blood clot in his head.  He was a bitter man who had to take in a roommate just to afford a place to live. He had been at the peak of his acting career and was on the lines of depression and anger.  However Jack just might be the best roommate ever.

Jack is a manager and cashier who looks at life around him with a good sign.  He is falling for his roommate but he has to get thru his shell first.  So when he takes him to a local drag club well let’s say things might be looking up.

Most of this story was so bizarre and the words were confusing.  Whether it was the slang or what, it was just way too hard to get into.  My mind kept leaving the story which for me is not a good thing.  The way Jack spoke in this story made him come off as an idiot, even though you could tell he wasn’t one.  The story just came off dull and lifeless to me.  I hate to admit that I skimmed over most of the story just to get to the end.  There was nothing that grabbed my attention and kept it. 

This story had potential but I am afraid that it failed for me. 

Permanent Ink by Jaime Samms (2nd Edition)

Jaime Samms - Permanent Ink CoverTitle: Permanent Ink, (2nd Edition)

Author: Jaime Samms

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story (63 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 18, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Beauty is only skin deep, but some marks—and what they represent—are impossible to escape.

Eric resents his comfortable college life and the restrictions his family’s expectations put on him. Dwayne, his best friend Angel’s cousin, is a pierced and tattooed ex-con trying to rebuild his life. Eric sees only the tattoos and the way Dwayne’s upbringing have dictated his future. It takes a surprising revelation from Angel to force Eric to see past Dwayne’s defenses to the generous heart beneath and to realize it’s time for him to break free of his own instilled beliefs. The men can’t keep apart, and they gradually learn that everything they thought they knew about each other might be wrong. 

Opposites attract as two men from very different backgrounds move from enemies to lovers in a story of understanding, compassion, and redemption.

This story was previously published through Pink Petal Books in  2011.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-779-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/permanent-ink-by-jaime-samms-8045-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Eric has been friends with Angel for quite some time.  Dwayne is Angel’s cousin who has had a harsh life.  He went to prison for something he did not do to protect someone he loved.  Eric however just sees his tattoos and the fact that Dwayne is an ex-con.  Angel helps him to learn that there is more to see in Dwayne.

At first I wasn’t really too sure about this story.  It is about a young man changing his life around even though he was not guilty in the first place.  Another to learn that what you see is not always the truth.  It is a very good story and very touching in its way.  My only problem was that it was just hard to actually get into, which is strange since it was a short story.  It was fully developed which was amazing because most short stories seem to be missing something to make them rock.  This one really didn’t feel that way. 

I really liked the characters although I felt like smacking Eric upside the head through it all.  The ending was what rocked it for me. 

Overall the story was very good, it just wasn’t really my kind of story.

Cemeteries by Moonlight by Hunter Frost

Hunter Frost - Cemeteries by Moonlight CoverTitle: Cemeteries by Moonlight

Series:  States of Love 13: Louisiana

Author: Hunter Frost

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novella (108 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 18, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When a serious bout of writer’s block threatens to delay mystery author Drew Daniels’s newest book, his aunt offers her New Orleans apartment in the heart of the French Quarter as a writing retreat. She neglects to mention that it’s occupied by the enigmatic and sexy Finn Murphy, a cemetery tour guide with a penchant for Victorian attire and a Cajun accent. 

A body discovered in an open crypt forces reclusive Drew to deal with Finn’s eccentric group of friends and his underlying attraction to the hot Cajun—despite warnings about Finn’s violent past. Drew might write this stuff, but he’s never had to solve a real-life murder. With a deadline looming and a killer on the loose, this retreat is proving to be anything but helpful for Drew’s novel. Drew can only hope he won’t end up a tragic tale for the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. haunted tour. 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63533-243-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cemeteries-by-moonlight-by-hunter-frost-8046-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Drew travels to historical New Orleans to stay at his aunts place in the hopes of curing his writers block. What he does not expect is for a sexy man, Finn, to already be occupying the space.  Drew finds himself thrust into a real life murder mystery and a slew of suspects to boot. 

I loved Finn’s telling of the history of New Orleans. With its breath-taking beauty yet deadly past it certainly had me intrigued from the start. We get an introduction into the characters in this setting as the investigation to the murder starts. The investigation itself seemed to go as expected. Though this is a novella it was beautifully written with the right amount of history, spookiness and romance that made it an excellent story.

There was nothing about this book I did not like. Highly recommended.

Camouflage by Jon Keys

Jon Keys - Camouflage CoverTitle: Camouflage

Author: Jon Keys

Genre: Western, Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 20, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Nash Gallo and Luke Meyers seem like complete opposites on the surface. Nash is a city boy from Atlanta, while Luke is a rancher from rural Oklahoma. Nash is covered in tattoos and piercings, while Luke is self-conscious about his muscular, hairy body. Luke doesn’t have much sexual experience with other men, while Nash has plenty to go around.

But both men are lonely, and neither of them has ever been in love.

They also both have secrets. For Luke, it’s his shame over an affair with a local closeted and married man, something Nash accepts. Will Luke be as tolerant of what Nash is hiding—his job as a prostitute back in Georgia?

A week-long vacation on Luke’s ranch and the idyllic landscapes surrounding it gives both men the chance to relax and explore the attraction growing between them. But can the budding relationship survive secrets and small-town prejudices? As they search for the place where their lives might intersect, Nash and Luke risk far worse than broken hearts.  

ISBN: 978-1-63533-233-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/camouflage-by-jon-keys-8066-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is listed as a western but is definitely a romance.  When I first picked this book it was the title that caught me.  I had not even looked at the cover, so I was thinking man in a uniform, but boy was I wrong.  Then I found out that it was listed as western and almost put the book back down.  Can you imagine how wrong that would have been, because this story was more then what I expected in many ways.

Nash is a hooker in Atlanta who has had a very hard life.  Kicked out by his father, he did the only thing he could do to survive.  However as he got older, he knew that it was going to get him killed.  Especially after ending up in the hospital.  He had been chatting with a sexy cowboy in Oklahoma and damn if the man didn’t invite him on down.

Luke is a rancher and pretty much vanilla.  He has loved talking to Nash on the computer and couldn’t wait to meet him.  He had not expected a man with a lot of tattoos but damn the man was hot.  Luke had no real experience with sex, but Nash rocks his world.  Then he finds out what Nash truly did.  If you want to know what happens, read the book.

It was an entertaining story that caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  I was kind of shocked since I have not had the pleasure to read any stories by this author before but let’s just say I had a blast with it.  Now I am not sure if I would read a true western but this one definitely was hot and very yummy.  There is even danger involved and some surprises for our guys. 

It was a fun book and I would definitely recommend it.

Blood Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Amy Tasukada stopping by today with the tour for her newest release Blood Stained Tea, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Blood Stained Tea

(The Yakuza Path 01)
by

Amy Tasukada

Nao hides from his violent past in the Japanese mob by opening a teahouse in Japan’s cultural center, Kyoto. His past comes flooding back when he discovers a gravely injured man with a tattooed chest, a bloody knife, and a Korean business card. 

Saehyun would’ve died if not for Nao’s help. He knows nothing of his savior’s connection with the local mafia, but Saehyun has his own secrets. He commands the Korean mafia, the mortal enemy of Nao’s former syndicate. 

As Nao and Saehyun grow closer, so does the strength of the Korean mob. A shocking murder pulls Nao back into a past he’d all but abandoned. War is looming, and Nao must choose between protecting Saehyun or avenging the honor of his old mafia family.. 

The Yakuza Path: Blood Stained Tea is the first book in a series of Japanese mafia thrillers. If you like complex characters, blood-soaked violence, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s gritty crime masterpiece.

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The New Wolf by R.J. Scott Re-release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott popping in today with her new re-release The New Wolf, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

R.J. Scott - The New Wolf Cover

The New Wolf

(Building The Pack 01)
by

R.J. Scott

A dangerous lone wolf is intent on destroying the beginnings of a pack and when Connor is attacked and near death, there is only one thing that can save him. A wolf shifter’s bite. 

After a hate crime leaves one of them near dead, Veterinarian Josh Nolan and Cop Connor Vincent are starting a new life in Black Creek, a remote town on the edge of the Green Mountains range, Vermont. Josh is taking over his grandfather’s practice, and Connor starts a new position with the local sheriff’s office. When Connor becomes curious about unsolved crimes going back fifty years he can’t know the kind of secrets he begins to unearth. Or the danger that he puts himself and Josh in.

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Fire and Hail by Andrew Grey

Andrew Grey - Fire and Hail CoverTitle: Fire and Hail

Series: Carlisle Cops 05

Author: Andrew Grey   

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 16, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.

What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.

Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet—and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend—an equal-opportunity jerk—could tear down everything they’re trying to build.   

ISBN: 978-1-63533-318-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/fire-and-hail-by-andrew-grey-8051-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I cannot believe that I have not been reading this author’s work before.  Damn, not only was this perfection in my eyes, but the characters just rocked it.  Now I admit that I started with this book but as soon as I finish this review I am going to start with the very first book in this series.

Brock had two boyfriends that he had been serious about, but both had ended badly in his eyes.  The first one was in college and it was because Vinny hadn’t been out to anyone. The other was to Clive, who was more into pain than anything else.  Now in my eyes Clive could fall off the planet.  Now here he was in the job he wanted and things were going good.  He just hadn’t expected his first traffic stop to be Vinny.  Then another stop found him two small children in the trunk of a sports car.  Guess who their uncle is, yes you guess it right our very own Vinny.

Vincent was shocked to learn he had a niece right along with his nephew.  However not as shocked as he was when he found out what his sister had done.  It is up to him, with some help from our sexy cop to show these kids what a good home is.  Abey and Penny are going to need to help our two sexy men also.  However if you want to know more about these amazing people, well pick up the book.

I always did love a man with a gun, but Brock is one amazing man.  He is all cop but he has one of the biggest hearts around.  He is tender, sweet and very caring towards all.  His heart also breaks when those around him are hurt.  You can see this when he first meets the kids, and it will bring a tear to your eyes.  At first Vincent came off as a punk in away, but then the further in you get you can see that he is a very sweet young man whose heart is just as big.  I had a lot of fun reading this and can definitely tell you that this is going to be one of those books you read more than once. 

I loved this story and would definitely recommend it to all.  Way to go Andrew, keep them coming.

Fire and Snow by Andrew Grey

Andrew Grey - Fire & Snow CoverTitle: Fire and Snow

Series: Carlisle Cops #4

Author: Andrew Grey   

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Fisher Moreland has been cast out of his family because they can no longer deal with his issues. Fisher is bipolar and living day to day, trying to manage his condition, but he hasn’t always had much control over his life and has self-medicated with whatever he could find. 

JD Burnside has been cut off from his family because of a scandal back home. He moved to Carlisle but brought his Southern charm and warmth along with him. When he sees Fisher on a park bench on a winter’s night, he invites Fisher to join him and his friends for a late-night meal.

At first Fisher doesn’t know what to make of JD, but he slowly comes out of his shell. And when Fisher’s job is threatened because of a fire, JD’s support and care is more than Fisher ever thought he could expect. But when people from Fisher’s past turn up in town at the center of a resurgent drug epidemic, Fisher knows they could very well sabotage his budding relationship with JD.   

ISBN: 978-1-63477-328-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/fire-and-snow-by-andrew-grey-6867-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I read this series out of order but it doesn’t really seem to matter though.  I mean you are introduced to the previous guys but the story itself is based on the two characters.  When I read book five, I had to jump and grab the other four books.  It is a very entertaining series from what I can tell and just about rocked my world.

JD has basically been cast out by his family and when I say family I mean his mother.  He actually has that in common with Fisher.  Fisher had been kicked out because of his injury that made him bi-polar.  His ex had dumped him because he couldn’t deal with it and his mother is just a plain old bitty.  When JD sees Fisher sitting out in the cold on a bench, he wants to help him out.  He just had not really expected to find out he wants so much more.

Fisher had been injured in a car accident that left him with partial memory loss and bi-polar.  He lost his family and his boyfriend, and didn’t think there was anything left for him in that sense.  So when a sexy cop asks him to a late dinner, he jumps at it.  Then a fire leaves Fisher without a job temporarily and things just keep getting harder for him.  If you want the full details then I would suggest reading the book.

Let’s just say that this is one series that will be read many times over.  Not only do you get sexy cops with guns, but danger, suspense and a sexy man.  It was fully detailed and the action just kept on coming.  I had a lot of fun reading this and can’t wait for more books in this series.  Way to go Andrew, keep the book coming.

Pride and Joey by Devon Rhodes (2nd Edition)

Devon Rhodes - Pride & Joey CoverTitle: Pride and Joey (2nd Edition)

Author: Devon Rhodes

Genre: Paranormal, Wereshifters

Length: Short (59 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 13, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Vance thought his pride meant everything to him…until fate sent Joey into his lair and into his heart.

Vance has grown up the odd one out in a macho and very insular pride of lion shifters. Differences like enjoying the cool fall weather are bad enough—his pridemates would kill him if they learned he was gay. Still, his pride is all he knows. He’s never even met a shifter of another type…until he discovers an unconscious cougar male in his lair.

Joey is on the run and wants to keep Vance at arm’s length, especially since someone very close to the lion is at the root of all his troubles. But there is something irresistible about Vance, something that has Joey wanting more than he has ever dared to dream.

When their lives are threatened, Joey must choose whether to sacrifice himself, or try to live and keep Vance close…for the very short remainder of his life.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released by Pride Publishing. It has been revised, expanded and re-edited for re-release. 

ISBN: 978-1-78651-494-3

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/pride-and-joey

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I love a story that has a twist that takes me by surprise as this one did. Joey is on the verge of death but manages to escape his captors and hide out in a cave to recover. Unbeknownst to him it’s Vance’ private spot where he can get away from his pride and reflect on things. Vance finds Joey but is unable to make him leave due to the pull he feels.

As the story progresses we learn what happened to Joey and who exactly caused it. I loved the tense nature in this story. It kept me intrigued and engaged to know exactly what happened. The twists and turns just kept on coming. 

Highly recommended.

Pride Before The Fall by Devon Rhodes

Devon Rhodes - Pride Before the Fall CoverTitle: Pride Before the Fall

Series: Sequel to Pride and Joey

Author: Devon Rhodes

Genre: Paranormal, Shapechangers and Morphers

Length: Novella (80 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Brady was given a free pass to sow his wild oats, as long as he’s back with the pride before fall, he never dreamed he’d meet his mate…or that his mate would be a man.

As the pride’s alpha heir, Brady knows the weight of responsibility. He’s expected to settle down, find a mate and have an heir of his own. But first he’s given the opportunity to travel and visit other prides, an unspoken opportunity to get his attraction to men out of his system before he comes home and does his duty.

Mason has his hands full fostering Jonah, an abandoned teen soon to have his first shift. He doesn’t have time to babysit a visiting alpha heir, but duty calls. As the second son of the alpha, he knows his place, and when he’s given a task, he does it.

Brady and Mason realize almost instantly that they are mates…and both also know that it can never come to pass. With the expectations they need to fulfill, this short time together will be the only chance they have to taste what could be. But they are tied together by more than just instinct—old crimes and hidden connections come to light and they are forced to make hard choices between duty and love.

Publisher’s Note: This book is the sequel to Pride and Joey.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-468-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/pride-before-the-fall

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: After the events in the first book Brady, the Alpha heir, is told by his father to take some time and sow his wild oats then come back and choose a mate. The first place he goes he meets Mason, the second son of the alpha to that pride. Mason is fostering Jonah, a young man whose father disappeared.

Sparks fly between Brady and Mason and when they actually come together boy is it hot. But they are not the only story being told as revelations come to light about Jonah and who his father was that throw everyone’s life upside down.

Fantastic read with plenty of hotness, suspense and mystery that leave the reader reeling with the end. I loved it and highly recommend it.

Love is Heartless by Kim Fielding

Kim Fielding - Love Is Heartless CoverTitle: Love Is Heartless

Series: Love Can’t Series #2

Author: Kim Fielding

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (254 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 13th 2017)

Heat Level: Steamy

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts

Blurb: Small but mighty—that could be Detective Nevin Ng’s motto. Now a dedicated member of the Portland Police Bureau, he didn’t let a tough start in life stop him from protecting those in need. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he doesn’t do relationships. Until he responds to the severe beating of a senior citizen and meets the victim’s bow-tied, wealthy landlord.

Property manager and developer Colin Westwood grew up with all the things Nevin never had, like plenty of money and a supportive, loving family. Too supportive, perhaps, since his childhood illness has left his parents unwilling to admit he’s a strong, grown man. Colin does do relationships, but they never work out. Now he’s thinking maybe he won’t just go with the flow. Maybe it’s time to try something more exciting. But being a witness to a terrible crime—or two—was more than he bargained for.

Despite their differences, Colin and Nevin discover that sparks fly when they’re together. But sparks are short-lived, dampened by the advent of brutal crimes, and Colin and Nevin have seemingly little in common. The question is whether they have the heart to build something lasting.

ISBN: 9781635332148

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/love-is-heartless-by-kim-fielding-8031-b

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: I fell in love with foul-mouthed, crabby, moody and intense Detective Nevin Ng. I love this story, everything about it is simply perfect; intense, sexy as hell, not overly dramatic but captivating nonetheless. Even though it’s the second book in the Love Can’t Series, it can be read as a standalone without any problems. To be honest, it took me a while to remember details about the first book (I cheated, I went and read my review) and I had no trouble keeping up with Nevin and Colin’s story.

Nevin and Colin are as different as fire and water; Colin grew up as the only child of a relatively rich family, and despite his health problems, he’s had a happy childhood. His parents love and accept him and want nothing but the best for Colin. Nevin grew up without knowing who his father is and with the knowledge that his mother didn’t love him enough to keep him. Abandoned at a young age, Nevin is the product of our faulty foster care system; he’s closed off and afraid to make emotional connections with the men and women he fucks, and the only important people in his life are Jeremy (Germy, the main character from book 1) and Ford, Nevin’s foster brother.

Nevin is a fuck-em-and-leave-em kind of guy, while Colin is a monogamist who’s been dreaming about his wedding since he was a child. Nevin is selfish, prickly as a porcupine; rude and brooding, but underneath that armor hides a heart of gold. Colin is caring and loves volunteering his time talking to lonely older LGBT people. But despite their differences, Nevin and Colin are a match made in heaven. If there ever was a couple made for each other, these two are IT! I loved every single moment, every single interaction, but what I love the most was seeing Nevin fall in love with Leg (Colin’s cat) and Colin.

Like in the first book, there’s a mystery plot in this book as well, but it doesn’t take the focus away from Nevin and Colin. Kim Fielding is one of my favorite authors and I know she can never disappoint me; this book is even more proof that Kim Fielding and I are a match. This book is lovely!

Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez (2nd Edition)

Angel Martinez - Wild Rose, Silent Snow CoverTitle: Wild Rose, Silent Snow

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales

Length: Novella (124 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards—and Rowan thought his life was odd before.

Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.

Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through rescuing their enchanted princes.

Publisher’s Note: This book has been previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-500-1

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/wild-rose-silent-snow

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Another fantastic fairy-tale inspired book. I loved the impaired twins, Snowden and Rowan. The bear that follows Rowan home and slowly takes his place among them was no real shock to me as I guessed he was more than he seemed. I was happy I was right. Amid the closeness that happens between bear and Rowan lies an undercurrent of mystery in the form of a stranger with a beard.

A magical tale full of twists and turns that leave you spellbound and intrigued to the very end. I truly enjoyed the entire book and hope that Snowden will get his own story as well to see what awaits him. Fantastic read.

Highly recommended.