• 5-star reads,  Delicious smut,  M/M,  Romance

    Unguarded (Vino & Veritas #10) by Jay Hogan

    Release Date: May 6th My my! This book was a pure joy to read. It was the perfect combination of opposites-attract, warm and cosy, sizzling sexytimes and with just the right amount of adversity for the two MCs to overcome. Synopsis: There’s Tai, a displaced New Zealander, who’s left his cheating ex in a hurry and ended up in Burlington, Vermont. With only his crappy car and wearing some skimpy club clothes. In desperate need of a job, he’s lucky enough to get hired at the local vet clinic, run by the delicious (but probably straight) Emmett. Only the tension between Tai and Emmett suggests the sexy vet swings his…

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  • M/M

    Whatever He Needs by Mia Kerrick

    Release Date: May 4th When I picked this up, I was in the mood for some serious hurt-comfort goodness. And the blurb was really promising too. A young man (Dimmy) taken advantage of by his father, forced to work as a go-go dancer and worse. Then being “saved” by the rich, closeted guy (Liam). That’s some yummy guilty pleasure right there. Overall, there’s a very black-and-white portrayal of the characters which gave the story a bit of an exaggerated fairy-tale vibe. Think Cinderella, but instead of the stepmother forcing Cinderella to clean, sew and cook, it was Dimmy’s father making him dance and give strange men nude massages while taking…

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  • 4-star,  M/M

    Lars (Witches of London #1) by Alexandr Voinov

    This book was not what I expected. I was expecting – well, hoping really – for some magic and cool powers with witches battling it out in a contemporary London. But instead, this is all about the séances, crystals, incense and “energies”. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, I wouldn’t have picked this up had I known beforehand. Synopsis: This is a slow-paced and low-key romance between Lars (a “heathen” in the sense that he worships the old Nordic Gods) and Reese (an atheist who recently had to re-evaluate his priorities in life). The story follows Lars, somewhat of a gentle giant, who on the surface seems to live…

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  • Cover Reveals Promos

    Playmaker by Sierra Hill

    Release Date: June 7, 2021 BLURB: There’s no faking it in love or hockey… Transferring to a new school under false pretenses is harder than I expected, especially when my cocky new housemate, Callan Thomas, annoys me at every pass. He’s treated like a god and revered by everyone on campus. Too bad he made me feel like a rejected fool the first night we met. But that doesn’t stop me from accepting his offer to become his fake girlfriend, because he has skills that I need. Only Callan can help me improve my game and make the USA women’s hockey team. I try to keep despising him, but he…

  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance

    The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary

    Release Date: April 23rd This is an extremely well-written and contemplative story. And, exactly as was the case with Canterbary’s previous book, the somewhat whimsical title doesn’t actually reflect the heaviness of the read. Because this is heavy reading even if it is a romance too. I’ve always admired Canterbary’s ability to precisely describe, with just a sentence or two, my own familiar yet unarticulated feelings. I guess that’s what many talented authors are about, but with her books it never fails, here and there I’d always had to pause at a few particularly insightful sentences just to take it all in. And I’m equally impressed each time. However, The…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Shifter

    A Ferry of Bones & Gold (Soulbound #1) by Hailey Turner

    This is a quite overwhelming read. Not emotionally, it’s non-stop action after all, but with all the… everything! It gave me whiplash. Yet, so many aspects of this book was amazing. But. In the end, the overload and excessiveness of it all lowered my overall opinion of it. At first, I thought that Patrick was such a cliché. I mean, a world-weary, agent with an alcohol problem and a slight death-wish. In his early twenties, no less. But there was an explanation for all that. One that actually made sense. So kudos to Turner for that. And the world-building. It was spectacular and felt very unique to me, with the…

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  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Bombshells (Brooklyn Bruisers #8) by Sarina Bowen

    Release date: April 13 As usual, I enjoyed the heck out of Sarina Bowen’s writing. And this was such an easy read. The story just pulled me in and I didn’t mind being swept away at all. I really, really liked the fact that Sylvie was a professional athlete. She was so strong and capable and trying to make a name for herself in a sport which is mostly viewed as a male one. That was beyond awesome. Synopsis: This is the story of Sylvie – a hockey goalie who’s earned a spot in a newly founded female hockey team in Brooklyn, and Anton – reformed player and also a…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Suspense

    Love is a Stranger (More Heat Than the Sun #1) by John Wiltshire

    What a ride this story was! I was completely sucked into this book. This is an extremely well-written story in every way. The plot is captivating and intricate, and there is no way of figuring out where the story is headed in advance. Which is awesome. The story premise kept shifting, and right when I thought I had it all figured out, the story took yet another turn. Synopsis: Ben is an ex-SAS soldier recruited to a black-ops team within the British Intelligence Agency. He’s also involved with his boss, Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen, who happens to be married. It’s only supposed to be a physical relationship, but Ben has fallen…

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  • Cover Reveals Promos,  M/M

    C*ck Blocked by K.C. Kassidy – Teaser and blurb

    Coming June 24th!     Blurb: Grayson Darling is suddenly the new “it” guy. An American actor turned heartthrob. But Gray needs a break from stardom, from the flashing lights of celebrity and his legions of female fans that mob him at every turn. He needs peace and quiet. Gray books a month stay at a small B&B in rural Ireland, where he hopes to write his first screenplay and free himself from outside distractions. What he didn’t expect to find was an attraction to the grumpy innkeeper, Niall O’Reardon. A retired football player, completely unfamiliar with his handsome new guest.  Niall only wants to live in peace and solitude,…

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  • 4-star,  Audio,  M/M,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    When Harry Met Harry by Sydney Smyth

    This is a re-telling of When Harry Met Sally. Obviously. I’m generally not a fan of these kind of re-writes, but this one had gotten some really nice reviews, so I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. And, it was rather great actually. It’s a cute as heck, friends-to-lovers story with a minimum of steam (unfortunately). Synopsis: Harrison “Harry” Fields is a good-natured, music teacher who believes in soulmates. Henry “Harry” Lee is a cynical businessman who doesn’t believe in love. They meet for the first time on flight from Singapore to L.A. And when the plane lands, neither of them wish to ever see the other one again.…

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