• DNF - Did not finish,  M/M,  Paranormal

    Book of Orlando (Mortal and Divine #1) by Laura Lascarso

    There are so many people who rave about this book. I DNF:ed it at about 70%. That being said, however, I can absolutely see the appeal of the story, and it’s without a doubt very well-written and compelling in a removed kind of way. Synopsis: So this is the story of Orlando, an under privileged kid growing up in Miami. He catches the attention of a supernatural being, a courier of souls, who reveals himself as Henri to Orlando at a young age. When Orlando grows into a beautiful young man, with a superior talent for ballet, the bond between Orlando and Henri grows stronger and despite the severe consequences for…

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  • 5-star reads,  Audio,  Laugh-out-loud,  M/M

    The Queen and The Homo Jock King (At First Sight #2) by T.J. Klune

    This is the most outrageous book I’ve ever read – well, listened to in this case. It’s over-the-top, un-filtered and inappropriate. It’s absolutely hilarious and I adore it! Synposis: The surface story is about Sanford Stuart, Sandy, a regular guy working as a claims adjuster for an insurance company. Sandy’s alter ego is the fabulous drag queen Helena Handbasket who performs for her adoring fans at the only gay bar in Tuscon. One such fan is Darren Mayne, a delicious homo jock who Sandy detests, while also salivating over. When Jack It, the gay bar, is at risk of being closed down, the owner of the bar comes up with…

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

    Endangered Species (Time Served #1) by Onley James

    This read is the very definition of juicy smut, the kind you really don’t want to read in public. In another word: Awesome! Synopsis: Nicholas Webster leads a good life. He’s left his abusive childhood behind and is a computer wiz at a security firm. That is, until he’s falsely accused of terrorism and incarcerated in a maximum security prison. The same prison where his step-brother, Cyrus, is serving 25 years for a murder he didn’t commit – because Nicky’s testimony put him there. Nicky thinks he’s a dead man. But, as it turns out, Cy isn’t the one Nicky should fear the most. Someone wants Nicky dead, the sooner…

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

    Coddiwomple by S.E. Harmon

    Coddiwomple is second-chance, M/M romance done right! And thankfully, the preface contained an explanation to the title and its meaning. “To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”. It wasn’t just good for my non native English speaker self to learn the meaning (and that it wasn’t a commonplace word), but it also captured the mindset of one of the MCs to a tee. Synopsis: Journey (JJ) is a photographer, travelling the world. But when he gets a call that his father’s had a stroke, he returns home to his hometown to help out. Only, it’s not only his family he’s returning to, there’s also his ex fiancĂ©,…

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

    Turnabout (Vino & Veritas #9) by Laurel Greer

    Release date: May 6th This story gave my all sorts of feels. An M/M, second chance romance, set in Sarina Bowen’s True North universe. It’s the story of Carter, who left small town life for a chance to prove himself, and Auden, the one who stayed behind. And even though the story alternates between the viewpoints of Auden and Carter respectively, to me, this was Carter’s story. So, when Carter’s father needs help with running his print-shop, Carter steps up, puts his life on hold and goes back home to do what he can. However, Carter’s ex, Auden, still works at said print-shop and neither of them have really gotten…

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  • 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 sĂ©ances, 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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  • 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 clichĂ©. 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,  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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