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Book Review: Lies & Deception by Nic Starr

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Lies & Deception
Author: Nic Starr
Heroes: Mitch & Finn
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Detective Mitch O’Neill is the ideal man to infiltrate the Soldiers of Fury Motorcycle Club. His ex-boyfriend, Peter, is pledged with the club, which provides Mitch with the perfect cover. Despite the relationship ending badly, he’s come to terms with Peter’s drug addiction and his inability to help. All Mitch wants now is to bring down the Soldiers and the club president, Rocky Cummings, once and for all.

Finn Cummings hates everything the motorcycle club stands for, but he’s unable to escape his brother’s clutches. When Mitch is assigned as Finn’s driver, they spend countless hours together, and the saying proves true—opposites do attract. Finn agonizes over his feelings for Mitch—the last thing he wants is to involve himself further with criminals, not when he wants to leave that world. Mitch tries to come to terms with falling for a member of the outlaw club he’s determined to destroy.

If they can survive the fallout from Rocky’s violence and the investigation, they might discover it’s not a case of opposites attract after all. Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark & Dazzling by Elizabeth Varlet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Dark & Dazzling
Author: Elizabeth Varlet
Series:Sassy Boys #2
Heroes: Azariah “Z” Hayes/Connelly Reid
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 261 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: November 7, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Z doesn’t need a hero…

Azariah “Z” Hayes is a diamond. Equal parts strength and sparkle, he’s more than capable of standing on his own stilettos. So if waiting tables and stripping at The Vibe are what it takes to keep a roof over his head, well, there are worse ways to earn a living.

Connelly is a white knight with a badge…

For NYPD detective Connelly Reid, to serve and protect is just another day at the office—even if that means protecting himself from his own true desires. He’s been curious about Z, his waiter, for months, but it’s not until he sees him in his makeup and heels that the curiosity becomes a fierce attraction. Z, despite all his over-the-top dazzle, might just be the man Connelly has been waiting for his entire life.

But when Connelly investigates underground porn and drug activity with ties to The Vibe, one thing becomes very clear—acting on what he knows is going to hurt Z, financially and emotionally. And though Connelly would love nothing more than to fix all of Z’s problems, no amount of mind-blowing sex can make Z comfortable becoming dependent on his lover. Yet if there’s one thing Connelly knows from his years on the force, it’s this: when things go bad, you need a trusted partner to have your back.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Truth is Even Stranger by Charlie Richards

Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: The Truth is Even Stranger
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: A Paranormal’s Love #19
Heroes: Tian/Roman
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 111 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Into the Paranormal World: Sometimes the truth is even stranger than fantasy.

Officer Tian Chavez goes undercover at a college in Durango, Colorado as Tian Whithern, a gangster. It’s not the first time he’s taken such an assignment, since he looks years younger than he actually is. Finding out who’s offering strength-enhancing drugs to students and other towns’ people takes a jaunt around the crazy maypole when he discovers the truth. It’s not drugs that give the ability, it’s completing a mate-bond with a paranormal creature. To his shock, he learns that gargoyles, shifters, and even vampires are real. Now, he needs to come up with a viable cover story.

To make matters even stranger, Tian runs across Chef Roman, a gargoyle who seems to think they’re mates. While he finds the huge male attractive, Roman isn’t an exceptionally personable individual. Tian isn’t certain what to make of him or his gruff, bumbling attempts at seduction. When he realizes accepting a life with Roman would mean the end of his work…plus other drastic changes to his life, can he decide on what’s the right path?
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Book Review: Invicta: Salvation by Piper Kay

Reviewed by Susan65

22359691Title: Invicta: Salvation
Author: Piper Kay
Series: Invicta #1
Heroes: Kaiden/Holt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 134 Pages
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Release Date: May 26, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: As Kaiden McKenzie and Holt Mitchell prepare to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, and the grand opening of their new club, Invicta, they take a look back on how their lives together began.

When Holt wakes up to an outraged father, he finds himself suddenly homeless and hungry. With the help and caring of a certain bad guy, Holt finds life isn’t quite so bad as it seems. All he needed was the right man to guide him along.

Kade has spent his life running from anyone and everyone who tries to get close, but when he meets up with Holt, he suddenly finds himself wishing for something more. Who knew he was someone’s knight in shining tattoos…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Not Afraid to Use His Claws by Lourdes Skye

Reviewed by Susan65

29912384Title: Not Afraid to Use His Claws
Author: Lourdes Skye
Heroes: Donali Lyons/Lance Stark
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 177 Pages
Publisher: Twisted Beauty Presents
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb: Donali Lyons eyes the perfect piece of man candy headed his way. He’s stumped when he discovers that the man is his mate…and has a date.

Drugged, Lance Stark wakes up naked, tied to a chair…and married to the wrong man.

Can his cat shifter mate save him from a delusional groom or will it be discovered that cats don’t have nine lives???

Deceptions, crazy assassins, government conspiracies and a romance so hot it melts off the pages, all tie into this epic shifter tale.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Manuel by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

29406770Title: Manuel
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #4
Heroes: Manuel/Sydney
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 44 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Manuel doesn’t much care about what humans do to each other, but when a shifter drug lord risks exposing all of them, he knows he has to step in. While trying to find the man’s weaknesses, Manuel runs across Sydney, the drug lord’s son.

Sydney has always lived under his father’s control. He’s seen too much, and he only wants a chance to have his own life. It isn’t what his father wants for him at all, though, and Sydney has been looking for a way out.

Their attraction is instant, but before they can make sense of the pull between them, Sydney’s home is attacked by a rival drug lord. Sydney is taken and Manuel will need the help of the other Watchers to mount a rescue operation.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Fish Stick Fridays by Rhys Ford

Reviewed by Morgan 

25832741Title: Fish Stick Fridays
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Half Moon Bay #1
Heroes: Deacon Reid/Lang Harris
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Deacon Reid was born bad to the bone with no intention of changing. A lifetime of law-bending and living on the edge suited him just fine—until his baby sister died and he found himself raising her little girl.

Staring down a family history of bad decisions and reaped consequences, Deacon cashes in everything he owns, purchases an auto shop in Half Moon Bay, and takes his niece, Zig, far away from the drug dens and murderous streets they grew up on. Zig deserves a better life than what he had, and Deacon is determined to give it to her.

Lang Harris is stunned when Zig, a little girl in combat boots and a purple tutu blows into his bookstore, and then he’s left speechless when her uncle, Deacon Reid walks in, hot on her heels. Lang always played it safe but Deacon tempts him to step over the line… just a little bit.

More than a little bit. And Lang is willing to be tempted.

Unfortunately, Zig isn’t the only bit of chaos dropped into Half Moon Bay. Violence and death strikes leaving Deacon scrambling to fight off a killer before he loses not only Zig but Lang too.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: A Gentle Kind of Strength by Kendall McKenna

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

27507669Title: A Gentle Kind of Strength
Author: Kendall McKenna
Heroes: Ray Lerner/Damien Federov
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 57,000 words
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: November 5, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  A police K9 handler believes he’s lucky when a romance starts with the local veterinarian, but then his canine partner is injured in the line of duty.

Sergeant Ray Lerner is a veteran sheriff’s department K9 handler. Damien Federov is the veterinarian caring for Harley, Ray’s canine partner. When taking a man as a lover, Ray’s always been confident. Around Damien, Ray becomes uncharacteristically shy and tongue-tied. When Damien begins their romance, Ray knows he’s lucky.

His obsession with a past tragedy blinds Ray to everything he has with Damien. When Harley is injured on duty, his life is in Damien’s hands. As Ray sits vigil, he has one final chance to allow Damien in all the way, or risk losing everything important, in a single night.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Solitary Man by Shira Anthony and Aisling Mancy

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26683500Title: A Solitary Man
Authors: Shira Anthony and Aisling Mancy
Heroes: C. Evan “Chance” Fairchild/Xavier “Xav” Constantine
Genre: MM contemporary
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Sparks fly when Chance meets tall, sexy Xav at a Wilmington bar and they have the hottest one-nighter of their lives. But Chance doesn’t do repeats, Xav seems detached, and they go their separate ways without a word. Later, when closeted Assistant District Attorney C. Evan “Chance” Fairchild meets Dare’s Landing’s newest deputy sheriff, Xavier “Xav” Constantine, Evan isn’t only wary. He’s irritated as hell.

Xavier is a former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff who is hot on the trail of a South American child prostitution ring. Evan is fighting to put an end to rampant cocaine trafficking and chafing under the thumb of an election-hungry boss. When someone tries to kill the eleven-year-old witness who holds the key to both their investigations, they’re forced to work together as they put their lives on the line to protect him. As Chance and Xav collide in the heat of a sweltering North Carolina summer, dodging bullets and chasing bad guys isn’t the only action going on.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Don’t Judge by A.E. Via

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Don’t Judge
Author: A.E. Via
Series: Nothing Special #4
Heroes: Judge Josephson/Austin Michaels
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 335 Pages
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books
Release Date: June 26, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Detective Austin Michaels didn’t think life could get any better after he was accepted into the most notorious narcotics task force on the East Coast, headed up by two of the baddest’ Lieutenants with the Atlanta Police Department – Cashel Godfrey and Leonidis Day.

Michaels knew he would fit right in as the team’s sniper, having received his fair share of commendations for marksmanship. He was just as badass as the rest of the twenty brothers that made up their team. But when Michaels lets their prime suspect get away from a huge bust with over a quarter of a million dollars in drugs, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it right.

Left with no other options, God chooses to bring in outside help, calling on his long-time friend and bounty hunter, Judge Josephson.

Judge was considered one of the best trackers during his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. After retiring, he used those skills to become one of the most sought out fugitive trackers in the country. When Judge gets a call from his old friend needing his help, he quickly tells God, yes.

Still embarrassed, and intent to prove himself, Michaels immediately volunteers to partner up with Judge to get their suspect back quickly and quietly. Neither man wanted or needed a partner. But, after Judge and Michaels get on the road, the hate/lust relationship they quickly develop between them will either make them heroes… Or get them killed.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment