• Crappy smut,  Dark,  DNF - Did not finish,  M/M

    The Difference Between by Leta Blake/Blake Moreno

    The Difference Between is a dark as hell story. I picked it because I needed something to balance out all the sugar I’ve consumed lately, and also, it came highly recommended. However, I didn’t finish it. At 60% in, I gave up. I won’t waste my time reading stuff I don’t enjoy. Synopsis: The story is about Wade, a young, gay man, who’s kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused by an ex lover. After his rescue, the story goes on describing how a deeply traumatized Wade is trying to take back control of his life. By his side is his boyfriend/partner, Russ, who’s willing to do anything to help the man…

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  • 5-star reads,  Delicious smut,  M/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Face Offs & Cheap Shots by Eden Finley & Saxon James

    Release date: October 5th This was a true happy-read. The entire book, I just felt all warm inside. Sure, there’s snark and banter. And there’s a heck of a lot of sexytimes. But mostly it’s just an altogether feel-good story of two guys falling in love. And I highly recommend it to anyone needing a pick-me-up. Synopsis: Jacobs and Beck are hockey teammates and have always been rivals. Jacobs, attending Colchester University on a Hockey scholarship, despises Beck for his entitled and carefree way of never worrying about consequences. Beck is determined to enjoy himself during College. And one of his favourite pastimes is to get under Jacobs’ skin. They’re…

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

    The All’s Fair series by Josh Lanyon

    So here’s a quick recommendation for a great series I’ve just binge listened my way through the last couple of days. It’s the All’s Fair series, by Josh Lanyon, that had me totally hooked. It’s a three installment series; Fair Game, Fair Play and Fair Chance. Despite the uninspired and generic titles, they’re actually awesome stories. The series main character is the former FBI agent Elliot Mills. After a crippling injury, he left the bureau and is now working as a College history professor. In Fair Game, Elliot agrees to look into the disappearance of the son of a family friend. This forces him back in contact with agent Tucker Lance,…

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  • Delicious smut,  M/M,  Shifter

    Timber Pack Chronicles by Rob Colton

    Now this is some juicy, M/M smut! And not only that, it’s juicy smut combined with my favourite trope; wolf shifter romance. However, you should know that even though I do love me some hot, man-on-man action, this story has so much more going for it than hide-the-salami. Because Timber Pack Chronicles has this new, fresh take on the whole wolf-shifter genre. Or maybe it’s actually more of a return to the classic werewolf story roots. The world is one where wolf-shifters are unknown to society in general. A bite from a wolf can turn a human into one, but that’s strictly forbidden. It’s also risky since a bitten human…

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  • M/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Spring Strings by Lily Morton

    There were several reasons I picked this book. I wanted a short read, Lily Morton’s books are recommended left and right and I thought it was time for me to try her out, and – for some reason – I was under the impression Spring Strings would be steamy as hell. But instead of steam there was mostly sugar. So much sugar. Which isn’t a bad thing at all if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Synopsis: This is the unlikely story of supermodel Malachi who ends up passing out from bronchitis at a certain grumpy farmer’s property. Caden, the grouchy farmer in question who is really just a…

  • 4-star,  M/M,  Romance

    Spotlight (Famous #2) by Eden Finley

    Spotlight is the second installment in Finley’s new Famous series and it’s a bit more low-key than its prequel Popstar. But it’s delicious and lovely and really hits the spot. Synopsis: This is the story of a struggling musician, Lyric, who tries to make it in L.A.He’s also baby-sitting on the side and somehow manages to land a baby-sitting gig for the daughter of the former boyband member Ryder Kennedy by, sort of, insulting him the first time they meet. Ryder is attracted to Lyric from the start, but he’s wary of new people and doesn’t trust easily. Oh, and he’s not out. Lyric thinks his new boss is hot…

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  • 5-star reads,  F/M,  Romance

    Lies & Lullabies (Hush Note #1) by Sarina Bowen

    Coming September 22nd  So, this one was a bit of a roller-coaster for me. Not only because of the emotional story – even though that did indeed contribute – but rather because of the trope. Synopsis: This is the story of Kira and Jonas. They meet during a summer that Jonas spends writing songs in Kira’s small home town. Kira doesn’t know he’s a rock star and when he leaves at summer’s end, she doesn’t know she’s pregnant. Five years later, Jonas rolls back into town and is confronted with a little girl that looks just like him. Jonas had never forgotten the magical summer he spent with Kira. And…

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  • 5-star reads,  M/M,  Romance

    Who We Are (The Seafare Chronicles #2) by T.J. Klune

    Who We Are was everything I expect from a Klune-book and more. It was laughter and tears. It was amazing and lovely. Tragic but also so very wonderful. Epic really. Now, I was a bit disappointed by the prequel, but it’s absolutely essential to have that backstory to be able to enjoy Who We Are fully. So even though the first installment was overly angsty, not as funny as I expect Klune’s books to be, and chock-full of long-winded sentimentality (which isn’t my cup of tea, just FYI), it’s still a great story that you need to read in order to enjoy the awesomeness that is Who We Are. As…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Romance

    Bear, Otter, and the Kid (The Seafare Chronicles #1) by TJ Klune

    So, I’m working my way through TJ Klune’s entire bibliography because he’s bloody brilliant. So far, I’ve 5-starred every Klune book I’ve read. Unfortunately I can’t do that with Bear, Otter, and the Kid. This read was captivating, it truly was. But I guess the other Klune-books I’ve read have spoiled me and given me unrealistically high expectations. Because there were unfortunately too many things bringing this story down in my eyes. Also, it was a veritable angst-fest. Synopsis: This is a story of an oblivious, bi (or completely gay? It’s a bit unclear) young man – Bear – whose mom left him to raise his 6-year old brother on…

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