• M/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Just Watch Me by Lee Blair

    Release Date: January 27th Short, sweet and (unfortunately) surprisingly low on the steam scale. That’s my one sentence summary of Just Watch Me. Synopsis: Jesse is a lonely guy who wants to break his ennui but doesn’t dare step out of his comfort zone. But when a hot new neighbour moves into the apartment facing Jesse’s own, he gets just the incentive he needs. After accidentally spying the neighbour railing another man – and getting caught enjoying the show – Jesse and his neighbour realizes they both like watching each other. Now, I don’t mind sweet, not at all. But considering the title and the blurb, I’m sort of inclined to…

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

    The Best Men by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely

    Release date: January 18th Right, so. I’ll be honest. The first few chapters I thought Bowen and Blakely had dropped the ball with this one. Yes, I know, that’s totally implausible but sometime it’s bound to happen, right? Wrong. They knew exactly what they were doing! This is the forced-proximity trope at its best. Two best men, working together to prepare for the wedding of their best friend and sister, respectively. Mark is a recently divorced, single dad who wants to explore his bisexuality. Asher is a former jock who’s always up for a good time. Alone in a small guest house they’re just going to have some fun. It’s…

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

    Ethan & Jag Destroy the World by Maz Maddox

    Release Date: October 26th This book was a delight. Quirky, amusing and sweet all-around. Apart from all the references to blood, guts and gore that is, but that’s what you get when one of the MCs is a demon. The book is a two-parter, where the first part – Demon All the Way – was previously published, and the second part – Ethan and Jag Destroy the World – is an expansion and continuation of the first story. To me, both parts were brand new, though, and story-wise they melded together perfectly. If Maddox hadn’t explained the division in the preface I wouldn’t have noticed. As all of Maddox’s earlier…

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

    Boyfriend (Moo U #0) by Sarina Bowen

    Release date: October 12th This was exactly the kind of fuzzy, feel-good story I needed. It’s been a while since I read college romance, but right now I can’t think of a reason why. Because this story was adorable and I loved it. Synopsis: Abbi is a full-time student while working as a server at the Biscuit. Weston is a hockey-star, Biscuit regular, and heart-throb of the Moo U campus. When Abbi realize that it’s Weston who’s posted the flyer offering himself up as a Thanksgiving date / fake boyfriend for a night, she can’t help herself. Of course she hires him to come along to her step-dad’s Thanksgiving dinner.…

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

    Encore (Famous #4) by Eden Finley

    Release date: September 9th This was an awesome read! And hot as all get out. Synopsis: Blake Monroe, former boy band super star come action hero, is persuaded to star in a gay rom-com by his then co-star and cinematic love interest, Jordan Brooks. But when a photo of Blake and Jordan is leaked to the press, they need to go into hiding, despite Blake being straight and him and Jordan only being friends. But what better way to spend the time hiding from the media than by method-acting in order to be more relaxed and natural about kissing and being intimate with another man? Just to be clear. I…

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

    Dear Mr. Brody (For Him #3) by A.M. Johnson

    Release Date: August 5th Wow. This story just made me so darn happy. It has such a hopeful and sweet vibe, but without being mushy or overly sugary. And still, it’s also hot as all get out. It’s such a perfect blend of feelings and naughty I can only say; Congrats Johnson! You really nailed this one. Dear Mr. Brody is a professor-student, age-gap (small one) and bi-awakening story. And it’s positively delicious. Synopsis: Donovan Brody – Van – is newly divorced, a literary agent teaching creative writing as a side-gig. Parker Mills is his student, a gifted writer, and smoking hot. Single for the first time in his adult life,…

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

    Waylaid (True North #8) by Sarina Bowen

    This is such an awesome read. 4.5 stars! And it intrigued me from the very start. Synopsis: This is the story of Daphne Shipley and Rickie – Dylan Shipley’s roommate/landlord. And there’s so much happening here. Rickie has suffered a mysterious injury leaving him with partial amnesia. Daphne has a psycho ex that’s threatening her and has forced her to relocate to another university. So, naturally, Daphne’s hesitant to trust again and Rickie has issues for miles because of his amnesia. Their growing affection and Rickie’s persistence is just super sweet reading. I must admit, I was really impatient for them to solve their respective “problems” (a.k.a. getting revenge and recovering memories),…

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

    Something Wicked by Robin Moray

    This is truly a little gem. Quick, super sweet and with an unpredictable (in most ways) plot containing witches, a warlock and a witch-hunter. It might be the ultimate enemies-to-lovers scenario; Kevin is a witch – albeit a very weak one – and Peter is the witch-hunter who arrives in Kevin’s hometown hunting for a witch who murdered his mentor. And they are immediately drawn to each other. Peter thinks all witches are evil, but Kevin can’t stay away. He doesn’t really even want to. Meanwhile, Kevin’s siblings (a.k.a. his coven) is trying to find the warlock who appears to kill other witches within their territory. With all the magic…

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