• 5-star reads,  M/M,  Suspense

    Tallowwood by N.R. Walker

    Amazing read! Also tragic, horrible, beautiful, angst-y and – towards the end – hopeful. The worst tear-jerker ever and I was completely mesmerized. Synopsis: August Shaw, a Sydney cold-case Detective, buries himself in his work. After suffering a terrible loss, he has put life on hold and instead dedicates all his time to solve murders who are forgotten by everyone except the victims’ families. A series of deaths of young, gay men in particular haunts him. He’s convinced it’s the work of a serial killer, but the deaths aren’t even recognized as murders. Then human remains are found in the Tallowwood reserve, matching the cases August investigates. Jacob Porter who…

  • 4-star,  F/M

    Love Lessons (Brooklyn #7) by Sarina Bowen

    Expected release date: July 12, 2022 You could say that this is a perfect summer read. It’s light-hearted romance with a sizable part of the story taking place in Italy with sun, wine, delicious food, and shopping as a back-drop. There were definite shopping montage vibes Ă  la Pretty Woman to this story, but without the prostitutes of course. Synopsis: This is the story of Ian Crikey – an enforcer for the Brooklyn Bruisers and lover of sweats and worn-out t-shirts – and Vera – a fashion stylist who takes her job very seriously. After an unfortunate incident involving a loud party and an arrest, Ian needs an image makeover.…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Suspense

    Violent Desire (Blackrose Brotherhood #1) by Ariana Nash

    There are so many elements of this story that I adore. A troubled detective with past trauma. Check. A sexy supernatural who can’t leave said detective alone. Check. Morally grey main characters. Check. Sexual tension and a bad guy with an unhealthy obsession with one of the MCs. Oh yes please and thank you. Synopsis: Eric Sharpe, detective at the NYPD, takes the law into his own hands when his partner’s murderer can’t be brought to justice. And in doing so, he inadvertently puts himself in the middle of a vampire show-down. Zaine is a member of the Blackrose brotherhood, and a vampire. His job is to track and kill…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Paranormal

    Vortex Conundrum (Ghostly Guardians #2) by Louisa Masters

    Estimated release date: June 22 Cute, fast-paced and there are demons! In other words, Vortex Conundrum, the sequel to Spirited Situation, is pretty darn entertaining. Synopsis: So there’s Kieran – the slightly uptight manager of Mannix estate – and there’s Connor – the demon hunter who’s there to save the day. Kieran doesn’t like Connor, not even a little bit, but he needs him to solve their little problem of having a gateway to another dimension in the hotel. And like he didn’t have enough to deal with already, Connor keeps flirting with him while also being the most annoying person ever. He’s hot though, so if he offers to…

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  • 5-star reads,  Laugh-out-loud,  M/M,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Sagittarius Saves Libra (Signs of Love #6) by Anyta Sunday

    Expected publication date: June 1st 2022 This read was a delight! Cute, low-angst, and with an adorably oblivious MC. The story was exactly what I needed and I didn’t even know it. Usually I’m not one for too sweet, slow-burn romances, but Sagittarius Saves Libra just made me so darn happy, and I can’t recommend it enough. This is an honest-to-god twin-swap story. And it’s wonderful. Jason is asked by his identical twin brother to switch places with him for a few weeks, and soon Jason is off to Australian small-town life. He’s doing it as a favour to his brother, but it’s actually for himself as well. Jason needs to get…

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  • M/M,  Paranormal

    Roman (Vampire’s Mate #1) by Grae Bryan

    Expected release date: June 13 To me, this felt like a re-write of Twilight, only with Bella – sorry, I mean Danny – being an adult, and there actually being some nookie. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. But I didn’t expect it, and most importantly, I hadn’t realized I signed up for super sweet low-angst. So. Danny is an incredibly tender-hearted guy, working as a nurse, supporting his mother who’s suffering from dementia and living in a nursing home. Roman is a very old vampire who’s sort of on the run, and who happens to pass by the town where Danny lives. He feels a pull, is drawn…

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  • 5-star reads,  F/M

    Wild Like Us (Like Us #8) by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

    A 4.5 star read! Obviously, since this is book no. 8 in a series and I’m still here for it, I’m a dedicated fan. However, I have reservations. So, so, so many reservations. But first, the good things. Apart from high-quality everything (writing, story-telling, world-building, characters and yada yada), what I most adore about the series and this book, is the way fame is depicted. It’s not glitz and glamour, private jets and extravagant living which is pretty much standard in every other “millionaire story”. Although – obviously – the famous ones are financially independent. No, instead it’s all the negative aspects of fame. The lack of privacy. The media…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    The Dragon Experiment (Here Be Dragons #3) by Louisa Masters

    Estimated Release Date: April 21st Cute, quirky, and great fun. That’s my short review of The Dragon Experiment. This is the adorable story of Fabian, the historian and record keeper of dragon kind, and Rhys, a sorcerer and scientist – who most definitely isn’t prepared for the easily distracted fabulousness that is Fabian. It’s silly and funny. Just what I expect from Masters. From previous books we learned that Fabian’s two passions are knowledge and sex. And Rhys just so happens to perform research on the effects of sex on community members’ innate abilities. Obviously it’s a match made in heaven. Without Fabian knowing it, he’s been providing Rhys with…

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

    The Spooky Life (The Spectral Files #4) by S.E. Harmon

    Expected release date: April 18th I just love these guys so much! Rain and Danny are hands down one of my favourite couples ever, and The Spooky Life did not disappoint. In this installment, the guys are planning their wedding. Danny’s mom goes into some sort of wedding frenzy, and the end result is hilarious. The guys tries to fit in all the wedding planning in between working, but neither of them really have the patience, or interest, in selecting wedding invites or choosing chairs for the ceremony. It’s cute, funny, and soo very Rain and Danny. The scene where they’re on a wedding cake tasting is probably my favourite…

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  • 4-star,  Delicious smut,  Entertaining,  Guilty Pleasure,  M/M,  Paranormal

    Lord Garrington’s Vessel by S. Rodman

    This is one juicy read! It’s the MM equivalent of an old fashioned bodice ripper, and it’s delightfully clichĂ©d and smutty. I loved it! It’s a story set in an alternate reality. It’s 2022, but there’s a secret world of magic embedded in our regular, “mundane”, society. Fen has been raised in boarding schools with no actual contact with his noble family, the Garringtons. He knows nothing of magic and is totally unprepared when his brother Xander snatches him back to the Garrington estate to be auctioned off in an arranged marriage. But Fen is beautiful, and the attraction between him and Xander is intense. When Xander, who is a…

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