• Absolute crap,  M/M,  Shifter

    Rome and Jules by Tara Lain

    Sooo. This story was an unusual one. At least for me. It’s an M/M shifter story, which isn’t the unusual part, but it’s actually a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet. Meaning it’s an enemies-to-lovers, secret marriage, and rival families kind of story, all wrapped up in some … fur. Synopsis: This is the story of Rome and Jules, both sons to their respective pack’s Alphas. Rome is the golden boy, his father’s hope for a worthy heir. He’s also secretly gay, hiding that fact because of the bigotry of his pack. Jules, on the other hand is out. And about to be married off to an unsavory character in exchange…

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

    The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks by Josh Lanyon

    This is my first Josh Lanyon book I didn’t like, and didn’t finish. The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks is an old school murder mystery, but with the twist of two gay apartment neighbours acting as detectives. And it just didn’t work for me. It was just too much like a game of Clue. A bunch of weird characters, isolated in a spooky old house when people start dropping dead. It had a definite Professor Plum in the kitchen with the candlestick kind of vibe. Which felt, well, dated. It’s not something I’m interested in reading at least. There’s nothing wrong with the writing of course, it’s excellent, this story just…

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

    Mainly by Moonlight (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #1) by Josh Lanyon

    So, I’m on somewhat of a Josh Lanyon trip right now. Like in the sense that I’ve been bingeing her work, series by series. Because her stories are frankly addicting and I just adore them. What’s weird is that I’m never really enticed by the blurbs to her books, but I’ve learned by now that that doesn’t matter. Because so far I’ve loved everything I’ve read. Anyway. Mainly by Moonlight. Cosmo Saville is a witch. He’s also about to get married to a non witch who’s completely unaware of the existence of magic. But when Cosmo happens to stumble upon a dead body, he becomes the prime suspect of murder.…

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  • Absolute crap,  M/M,  Paranormal

    Love Bites (Thicker Than Water #1) by Ann-Katrin Byrde

    This book started out alright. I had hopes it would be one of those quick, juicy stories that might not be particularly well written but would make up for it with copious amounts of smut and a clichéd but highly entertaining storyline. That’s not what I got though. Well, apart from the poor writing that is. I did finish the book however, but in retrospect I’m not sure why. Synopsis: Collin, who’s been trained by his adopted father to kill vampires, decides to revolt and goes drinking at a bar he’s been warned not to visit. He runs into a vampire, Talon. Collin is mighty fascinated and after a bunch…

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

    Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

    Oh my effing gaawd, this book is bloody amazing! I love it so much and I’m so sad it’s over. I want a sequel, or another one just like it. And I definitely want more stories by Alexis Hall. And I can feel myself entering a massive book-hangover right now as I’m sitting and writing this review. Also, I listened to the audio, I didn’t read it. But the drawback with that format is that you can’t high-light stuff. Because I would have high-lighted the fuck out of this book. I might even end up buying the kindle version so I can do just that. Obviously, Boyfriend Material is worth…

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  • 5-star reads,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Romance,  Shifter

    Demons Do It Better (Hidden Species #1) by Louisa Masters

    Wow. This was just an amazingly fun and endearing story. I just loved it. And I knew I’d love it from the very first page, and I’m not just saying that to try to make a point. In the first chapter, I highlighted 5 different sections. For me, that’s practically unheard of. So yes. This was definitely a 5-star read to me. Synopsis: Sam is just a regular (sort of) guy, working as an office admin. But being bored out of his mind with his current job, he’s applied to a new admin position at a place that in the ad guarantees adventure. As it turns out, it’s at the…

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

    Four Ever by Sloane Kennedy

    This is a seriously juicy story, but despite being about an all male, foursome relationship, it’s unexpectedly weighty and emotional. So, it’s actually not 320 pages of non-stop smut but a story of four lost individuals who manages to help each other heal. And then, there’s smut. Synopsis: Killian and Zak have been a couple for years, living together with a big family consisting of a menagerie of rescue animals. It seems idyllic, but since Killian was shot on the job 18 months prior, they started drifting apart and now they don’t know if they can ever find their way back to each other again. Then Zak, who works as a nurse, brings home two…

  • M/M,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Say You’ll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox

    This was a super sweet story, and very… unobtrusive in many ways. Objectively speaking, it was a perfectly fine read. But I’m sorry to say that it doesn’t deserve the outrageously high ratings it has gotten. (4.4 on Goodreads, 4.9 on Bookbub and 4.7 on Amazon!?) Lucy Lennox is a talented author. It’s high quality writing through-and-through. But I just couldn’t bring myself to like either of the main characters in this book. So my very subjective opinion about Say You’ll Be Nine might offend some Lennox fans. To me, this is a 3-star read. Simply because it’s very solid writing, story structure and generally the work of a professional.…

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  • 5-star reads,  M/M,  Paranormal

    White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

    This book was a surprise of the very best kind and I’m in absolute awe of the world-building. It’s hands down the most original story I’ve read in a long time. It’s gritty and harsh, but at the same time it’s all magic and limitless possibilities. It’s not often I get the feeling of stepping into a whole new universe when immersing myself in a story. Sure, each book is a small world of its own, but the imperative word there is small. And there’s nothing small about White Trash Warlock. Synopsis: Years earlier, Adam Binder’s brother locked him up in a psych ward because of his visions. But now…

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

    Logan’s Need (The Escort #3) by Sloane Kennedy

    Logan’s Need is gay smut with a bit of suspense and all the emotions. In other words, it’s quite delectable. There’s a grief-stricken widower, gay awakening bordering on GFY, nooky for days, a roller-coaster love story, sibling guilt, trauma handling and a crazy kidnapper/serial-killer. This is great entertainment. It’s not epic. It’s not fabulous. But the writing is great and the story is juicy, so the overall result is a pretty satisfying read. Yes, it’s part of a series and no, I haven’t read the first two books, but Logan’s Need worked real well as a stand-alone. Sure, there were some referrals to previous events but they were explained well…

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