• 4-star,  M/M,  Suspense

    Chrysalis (The Formicary #1) by S.E. Harmon

    Release date: September 1st This was an unexpected story. Maybe because this is a bit of a genre change for Harmon. It’s still MM, sure. But the romance is not center stage here. Instead, this is more of a suspense bordering on Sci-Fi. And it’s also a cliff-hanger. Sort of. Anyway, the story sucked me in right from the start. The MC wakes up in a hospital, having been shot in the head, and with no memory of what happened. Christian – Chris – has amnesia. There’s his doctor (boy)friend, Grayson, who appears to be keeping something from him. Chris doesn’t know who wants him dead. But he knows he can’t rely on anybody else to…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  Laugh-out-loud,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Romance,  Shifter,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Dragon Ever After (Here Be Dragons #1) by Louisa Masters

    This read was a pure and utter delight! Just the funny, quirky and ridiculous story I needed. So, yes, I loved it. Technically, this is a new series – even though I believe there’s only one more book planned. But this is a spin-off from the Hidden Species series, and the only thing that really distinguishes it from that series is that the overall story arc was concluded with Sorcerers Always Satisfy. Therefore, I wouldn’t call Dragon Ever After a stand-alone. You won’t be able to appreciate the supporting characters, or the world building, unless you’ve read Hidden Species first. Synopsis: Percy, the retired leader of the Community of Species…

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

    Ellis Harper’s Shot in the Dark by K. Sterling

    I loved this story. I devoured it in only two sittings because the plot was just too delicious for words. Synopsis: Ellis is a closeted guy who hooks up – anonymously and in the dark – with a guy during a wedding he’s invited to as his friend’s date. His best friend, Alli, who’s newly pregnant and might have blurted out that Ellis was the father of her child. To say things spiral from there is an understatement. Ellis can’t forget about the hot mystery man, and they decide to continue seeing each other even after the wedding weekend is over. But meeting in the dark and keeping their identities…

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  • 5-star reads,  M/M,  Shifter,  Young Adult

    Little Red (Big Bad Wolves #1) by Queenie Wise

    What a story this was! I practically devoured it, it was so engaging. It was a (borderline) neglecting-my-family kind of read where I, when I had to put my Kindle down, was still thinking of the story and counting the hours until I would be able to continue reading. What’s surprising, however, is that Little Red is actually a Young Adult book – and I still liked it! Generally I try to avoid YA reads (like the plague) because they tend to leave me feeling quite unsatisfied. I mean, they can contain all kinds of gore and violence, but even the smallest bit of shenanigans is a total no-no (hypocrisy…

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  • M/M,  Romance

    Unforgettable (Vino & Veritas #16) by Marley Valentine

    Release Date: August 12th This story was sooo close to getting a 5-star from me. It has the most heart-warming vibe that just saturates the entire read. It’s warm and cosy and I just wanted to wrap myself in Oz and Reeve they were so cute. They’re utterly delightful and I loved them. Synopsis: Oz is this big viking of a guy that has the most tender heart. Reeve is shy and slightly awkward but he immediately sees Oz for the kind person he is and not just his rugged and stacked exterior. These guys meet one night for a hook-up, then the next morning, they go their separate ways.…

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

    Undone (Vino & Veritas #18) by Leslie McAdam

    Release Date: August 12th This book had all the potential. First-time gay, Gay-For-You, Bi/Gay awakening. Whatever you want to call it, it’s without a doubt, my favourite MM trope. No contest. And the story being part of Sarina Bowen’s True North universe? I was prepared for epic-ness. Synopsis: Gay boy (Murph) running from past mistakes and trying to start over in a new town meets straight (?), suit-wearing insurance salesman (Jason) and they immediately click. But only as roommates, right?  The story started out perfectly with the sparkly and unapologetically out Murph moving in with the buttoned-up, and very straight, Jason. Only, the very first time Jason – who’s most…

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