• M/M,  Romance

    How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters

    This is the story about Finn, a human detective who manages to get into the vampire-only detective unit, and Marcus, the grumpy vampire who gets partnered with him. Marcus is determined to get rid of his pesky, little human partner as soon as possible but as they get involved in a case threatening to disrupt the alliance between humans and vampires, the two grow closer. This could have been an okay read. It’s well-written with obvious time and effort put into it. There’s both a short-term plot (resolved in this book) and a long-term one that (I assume) continues in the following installments. Unfortunately, the main focus – the romance…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  F/M,  Paranormal,  Romance,  Shifter

    Defy or Defend (Delightfully Deadly #2) by Gail Carriger

    Defy or Defend is a romantic comedy set in Gail Carriger’s paranormal, steam-punk Parasolverse and it’s as charmingly whimsical as all of her books. It’s a through-and-through feel-good read that had me smiling from start to finish. The dry humor is to die for. And it was exactly what I needed now when it seems like the whole world is going to shit. However, I was a bit hesitant about this book at first. This is a spin-off from the Finishing School series and follows Dimity Plumleigh-Teignmott, a.k.a. Honey Bee, as a grown-up, working as a spy for the War Office. As Finishing School is a YA series, I ended…

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  • 4-star,  Delicious smut,  F/M,  Romance

    Boss in the Bedsheets by Kate Canterbary

    Coming June 26th Boss in the Bedsheets is the story about Zelda – the fixer of everybody elses messes – and Ash – an overworked, micromanaging perfectionist who really needs his mess fixed. Zelda is running away from her old life. She’s determined to start over, make better choices and put herself first for once. On her getaway flight she ends up sitting next to Ash Santillian, an extraordinarliy hot and stressed out accountant who also happens to be a recipient of one of Zelda’s hastily sent out job applications. However, making better choices doesn’t include persuading Ash to hire her and then shack up with her new boss. Both…

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  • 4-star,  Delicious smut,  M/M,  Romance

    Power Plays & Straight A’s by Eden Finley & Saxon James

    Coming June 29th So yeah. This is another big-hot-jock-meets-nerd-and-holy-crap-the-sex kind of story. I read a lot of those. Sorry (not sorry). And as if that’s not enough, in Power Plays & Straight A’s, that awesome trope is merged with the brother’s-best-friend trope. Yum. Since this story is co-written by one of my favourite authors – Eden Finley – this should be the book of the year for me. And it was great, delightful even. But the Finley was toned down. The story was thoroughly sweet and completely angst-free, which, if I may guess, could be Saxon James’ more wholesome influence. And I don’t know how to feel about that. This…

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  • F/M,  Romance

    Knee Deep (Love in the Suburbs #4) by D.E. Haggerty

    Coming July 29th Knee Deep is a second chance romance combined with a version of the enemies-to-lovers trope. This read was also very hard for me to review. Because this is a perfectly fine romance but one that I personally didn’t particularly like. So basically, a fine read  – for someone else. The storyline is pretty basic. Violet’s just starting to get her life in order after years of struggle and depression. Then her ex, Luke, moves back into town and proceeds to ruin her life, again. She hates him with all her being for the way he left her years earlier, but she’s still attracted to him. And when…

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  • 5-star reads,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Romance

    The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune

    Well, eff me sideways, I wasn’t expecting this! The blurb did in no way prepare me for the awesomeness that is The Lightning-Struck Heart. It was the reviews, the never-ending recommendations and the author that made me click on the Buy now button. That and the credit on my Audible account. Because I’ve been listening my way through this kick-ass story. I don’t tend to gush. But some stories frankly deserve gushing, and this is undoubtedly one of them. However, I wasn’t immediately sucked into the story. Klune’s writing-style takes some getting used to and during the first chapter I was also wondering if I’d accidentally started listening to one…

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  • Cover Reveals Promos

    Power Plays & Straight A’s Cover Reveal!

    Release date June 29th I can’t wait to read this! But also, abs are nice! FOSTER: “Look out for Zach and don’t hit on him.” My brother’s request sounds easy enough. Keep an eye out for his best friend on campus and keep my hands to myself. Easy. Even if Zach is a quintessential nerd, who I’ve always thought was cute, I don’t have the time to think with my … stick. There’s only one stick I should be focused on this year, and that’s my hockey stick. My goal once I graduate is to get an NHL contract. The last thing I need is a distraction. On or off…

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  • Delicious smut,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Romance

    His Fake Prison Daddy by Thursday Euclid and Clancy Nacht

    So. Yeah. There’s a book called His Fake Prison Daddy. And I’ve read it. Why did I do that you wonder? Well, it wasn’t because of the title, that’s for sure. No, it was because of all the positive reviews. And I can only concur with the surprised delight of so many other reviewers. His Fake Prison Daddy (yes it is indeed a cringe-worthy title) is pretty darn good. Now, it won’t win any rewards. It’s shallow entertainment, heavy on the smut. But it’s high quality, smutty entertainment which makes all the difference! It’s highly unrealistic, slightly dark – but not at all as dark as I thought it would…

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  • M/M,  Romance

    Calling Your Bluff by Saxon James

    This is another buff-athlete-meets-slightly-nerdy-guy romance. I do love that trope. 🙂 It’s a fotball player (the American kind) – Cooper Zane – who meets a teacher – Liam – who also happens to be the ex of Zane’s best friend. Bro code dictates that Liam is off limits to Zane, but even if he wasn’t, Liam won’t date another athlete. He’s looking for a forever guy, and that does not entail being forced back in the closet in order to not damage his partner’s career. Calling Your Bluff is a sweet and very well written romance, no question. It’s the third installment in the Love’s a gamble series, and I…

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  • M/M,  Romance

    Inside Affair by Ella Frank

    Inside Affair is Ella Frank’s latest release and the first in a trilogy called the Prime Time series. And I have to say, Frank sure knows her way around real, fine MM romance writing. This story follows the news anchor Alexander – Xander – Thorne, and detective Sean Bailey. Xander is targeted by a stalker and needs a bodyguard pronto. He hires Sean who is his ex’s and best friend’s brother, but also a frenemy of sorts. As not to tip off Xander’s stalker, Sean goes undercover as Xander’s new boyfriend. But, Xander and Sean has never seen eye to eye and no way can a straight guy manage to…