• 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 séances, 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…

  • 4-star,  M/M,  Romance,  Sci-Fi

    Dark Edge of Honor (Doctrine Wars) by Alexandr Voinov and Rhi Etzweiler

    This is an enemies-to-lovers story in the truest sense of the trope. Two soldiers, fighting for opposite sides, falling for each other despite their beginning being based on betrayal and deceit. Dark Edge of Honor is awesome, but I’m also super conflicted about it. It’s such a typical guy’s book with all these elements that I should – and usually do – find mind-numbingly boring. And yet I didn’t. Granted, the two lovers both being men did help of course. Synopsis: Sergei is a young Coalition officer who’s been sent to assisst in the invasion of the planet of Cirokko. Honorful and conscientious, he follows The Doctrine in everything –…

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