Book Review: A Fallen Heart by Cate Ashwood

Reviewed by Ami

61bis63UMsLTitle: A Fallen Heart
Author: Cate Ashwood
Series: Zero Hour #2
Heroes: Joseph Ford & Ridley Nash
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 29, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: After his last disastrous relationship, Joseph Ford has absolutely no interest in getting attached again. Concentrating on working as a trauma nurse and keeping his life as simple as possible are his only goals. Unfortunately, his plans could be derailed by the charming, sexy Nash.

Things are looking up for paramedic Ridley Nash when he transfers to Station 217. He gets along with the crew, likes his partner, and is finally on a team willing to accept him—gay and all. It’s everything he’s always wanted, but when he meets Ford, Nash knows his life is about to get very interesting.

As Ford and Nash find themselves stuck in the middle of a homicide case, things become more complicated. For the last year, the mutilated bodies of teenage boys have been showing up all over downtown. With no leads, the police are getting desperate. One of the victims is found alive, and he’s the best chance the police have to catch the killer—if only they can get him to talk.

Will Nash be able to catch Ford when he falls, or is there too much standing in their way to make it work?
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Book Review: Override by SJD Peterson

Reviewed by JustJen

29439748Title: Override
Author: SJD Peterson
Series: The Underground Club #1
Heroes: Donavan Gregory/Seth Manning
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Don’t judge a book by its cover….

At over six feet, with a body honed in the gym, auto worker Donavan Gregory is used to people assuming he’s a dominant top. Unfortunately, they’re wrong, and Donavan’s desire to explore his submissive side goes unfulfilled.

Smaller and older than Donavan, Doctor Seth Manning might not look like a typical dominant, but when the two men meet at Pride, Donavan realized Seth might be his perfect counterpart. The trouble is, Donavan doesn’t have as much experience with the BDSM world as he’d like. What could an educated, handsome, and confident man like Seth possibly see in someone like him? Seth must convince him that despite the differences on the surface, when it comes to kinky fun and discovery, they’ll fit together just fine.
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Dual Book Review: Jared’s Salvation by T.K. Paige

Reviewed by Morgan and Susan65

31196177Title: Jared’s Salvation
Author: T.K. Paige
Series: Crossed Paths #1
Heroes: Jared Williams/Colin Ryland
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 153 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Love can happen fast, but, to make it last, they will have to survive the danger that is coming for them.

When Colin Ryland risks his life to save Jared Williams’ young nephew, he earns the attorney’s gratitude and, much more surprising, his interest.

At first Jared’s only intentions toward Colin are to make sure he’s taken care of while he recovers. Yet as Jared comes to know the brave and caring man, the walls around his heart fall quickly. Colin is hesitant at first, but ultimately can’t resist his attraction to Jared, who holds nothing back where his emotions for Colin are concerned.

Swept up in the ease and passion of their quickly intensifying relationship, they are caught off guard when vague threats are made against Colin and others. But the tension it brings between them will be the least of their problems when they may not survive the danger that is coming.
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Book Review: Soul Seekers by Jake C. Wallace

Reviewed by Morgan

30270480Title: Soul Seekers
Author: Jake C. Wallace
Heroes: Levi Reed/Jeb Monroe
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 330 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 22, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Nineteen-year-old college student Levi Reed has spent his life with hollow emotions and a darkness so deep that he’s convinced he’s losing his mind. He’d give anything to feel something, anything, real.

When a mysterious stranger appears, Levi is convinced the man is trying to kill him. When he’s near, Levi experiences head-crushing pain and something surprising—real emotions for the first time. Jeb Monroe is arrogant, self-assured, closed-off, and handsome, but he isn’t the harbinger of doom Levi assumed. Jeb’s mission: help Levi find his missing soul.

Levi is pulled into the secret world of Seers and Keepers, those born with the innate ability to manipulate souls and tasked with balancing the negative energy they can produce. Levi learns he possesses a rare gift, and he’s in danger. As Jeb and Levi grow closer, they discover a group of zealots who want to harness Levi’s power to cleanse the world of damaged souls. Everyone Levi cares for is threatened unless he agrees to become their tool of death. But agreeing could spell the destruction of humankind. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, it’s up to Levi to save them all.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Iggy by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan

Iggy510web-500x750Title: Iggy
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Gillham Pack #15
Heroes: Iggy/Zane
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Love can bloom at the worst of times.

Iggy fled his nest of bat shifters, leaving his family behind to tell the Gillham pack alpha the pack is in danger. He has a hard time believing Kameron can trust him enough to make him his bodyguard, but he accepted the job, hoping to show his new alpha that he can be useful.

Zane has been a recruit since he was a teenager. His goal was to become a pack enforcer, but Kameron decides to put him in charge of Malik’s protection instead, giving him the opportunity of a lifetime.

Neither of them expected to meet their mate when they accepted the job, and it couldn’t have come in a worst moment. The rival council wants the Gillham pack erased, and Tom isn’t going to back off. Will the fight ahead of Iggy and Zane separate them? Will they both come out of it alive, or will they lose each other?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Book Review: Last Man Standing by Mercy Celeste

Reviewed by JustJen and Susan65

31287230Title: Last Man Standing
Author: Mercy Celeste
Series: Southern Scrimmage #5
Heroes: Damien Sullivan/Raphael Acosta
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 159 Pages
Publisher: MJC Press
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: There’s no dating in football.

After living his entire football career in Levi Brody’s shadow, Damien Sullivan is set to take the NFL by storm. Angry at the world he lands in New Orleans with a chip on his shoulder and a need for some action. He wants nothing more than to experience life to the hilt, but a controlling parent and a set of rigid fraternization rules work seek to slow his roll. A chance hook-up before camp leads to a showdown with the very young, very attractive starting quarterback.

Starting quarterback for the disgraced New Orleans team, Raphael Acosta has his work cut out for him. His team doesn’t respect him, his coaches barely know his name and now there’s this hot-shot kid lauded as the second coming of the great Levi Brody. The last thing Raf needs is an insufferable rival for his position. The problem is he can’t seem to keep his hands off the man in private.

When new rules and old prejudices converge, only one could be the Last Man Standing.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Senseless 2 by Kol Anderson

Reviewed by JustJen

30520284Title: Senseless 2
Author: Kol Anderson
Series: Senseless #2
Heroes: Colton/Jason
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 113 Pages
Publisher: Kol Anderson
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The final chapter in the Senseless Series begins the story from where it ends in book one.

What happens to Colton?

Is Jason going to be able to save his brother or will Devyn and the others win at their game?

Find out what happens in the last installment of ‘Senseless.’
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Book Review: Hungry for His Wolf by Kelex

Reviewed by Susan65

31395924Title: Hungry for His Wolf
Author: Kelex
Series: Bloodlines #4
Heroes: Julian/Jared
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 104 Pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Alpha of the Eastern Wolves, owner of McManus Security, and confidant to the king, Julian has his hands full. He doesn’t have time for love, but he’s not above enjoying a little lust from time to time, especially after meeting the new Coywolf senator he can’t seem to stop thinking about.

Jared feels an instant attraction to the alpha and willingly falls into bed with him—before misfortune threatens to change both of their lives.

When Julian stands up and takes responsibility for his actions, Jared is stripped of everything he is. Handed over to Julian as mere chattel, Jared can’t help but rebel at every turn.

But he can’t fight the growing feelings he has for the alpha…
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Book Review: Keeping Karma by Tory Temple

Reviewed by Ami

31222819Title: Keeping Karma
Author: Tory Temple
Heroes: Alex Myers/Dylan Travers
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 138 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Alex Myers is keeping deeper secrets than just his pet ferret, Karma, who is illegal in California. Both Alex and his twin sister, Tabitha, can “hear” the thoughts of animals. It’s an ability he puts to good use working at an emergency animal clinic while studying to become a veterinarian.

One night, local animal-control officer Dylan Travers comes into the clinic with an injured fawn, and it doesn’t take the two men long to act on their mutual attraction. But the closer they become, the harder it is for Alex to keep Karma and the rest of his menagerie from Dylan. And then there’s the matter of his ability…. Will Dylan even believe him if he tries to explain?

Add to that debilitating migraines from especially “loud” animals and a scheming coworker threatening the clinic, and Alex needs Dylan’s support more than ever. Alex just wants to keep his job, his pets, his lover, and his sanity. But he can’t do it alone.
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Book Review: Happy Birthday by B.D. Roca

Reviewed by JustJen

28208874Title: Happy Birthday
Author: B.D. Roca
Heroes: Jake/Nick
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 62 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 13, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Jake Rushman is on the run, but it’s too late. He’s being tracked by an expert.

Motorcycle Club Enforcer Nick is tough, but even he has a conscience. It’s slowly destroying him, together with memories of his parents’ ugly deaths. Nick eliminates the guilty, but Jake Rushman is the innocent witness to a murder. It will be one kill too many.

Determined to find redemption, Nick plans to trade his life for Jake’s. Neither man counts on the fierce, powerful bond that the collision of their opposing worlds brings, and Jake refuses to let Nick sacrifice himself. He offers Nick the one thing he’s never had: hope.

But with a violent past tracking them, Nick might be forced to do the one thing he promised himself he never would—kill again.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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