Posts Tagged With: Illness

Book Review: A New Man by P.D. Singer

Guest Reviewed by Gyn

1Title: A New Man
Author: P.D. Singer
Heroes: Chad/Warren
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 276 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 9, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Senior year of college is for studying, partying, and having fun before getting serious about life. Instead, Chad’s days are filled with headaches and exhaustion, and his fencing skills are getting worse with practice, not better. Then there’s his nonexistent love life, full of girls he’s shunted to the friend zone. Is he asexual? Gay?

Grad student Warren Douglas could be out clubbing, but his roommate is better company, even without kisses. He’s torn up watching Chad suffer, gobbling ibuprofen and coming home early on Friday nights. If Chad weren’t straight, Warren would keep him up past midnight. They’re great as friends. Benefits might answer Chad’s questions.

A brief encounter with lab rats reveals Chad’s illness—he needs surgery, STAT, and can’t rely on his dysfunctional parents for medical decisions. Warren’s both trustworthy and likely to get overruled—unless they’re married. “You can throw me back later,” Warren says, and he may throw himself back after his husband turns out moody and hard to get along with, no matter how much fun his new sex drive is. Surgery turns Chad into a new man, all right…

…but Warren fell in love with the old one.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Crying Game by Kol Anderson

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: The Crying Game
Author: Kol Anderson
Heroes: William/Alexander
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 41 Pages
Publisher: Kol Anderson
Release Date: August 10, 2014
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your Shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  William Davenport can’t take the weight of the secret in his life any more. When his brother makes the ultimate sacrifice for their family’s legacy and leaves William in the cold, it may just be time to accept the reality that everyone wants him to accept.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Making It by Louis Stevens

Reviewed by JustJen

18933580Title: Making It
Author: Louis Stevens
Heroes: Drew/James
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 30 Pages
Publisher: DeviantErotica
Release Date: July 12, 2013
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Drew worked years for his shot at Olympic greatness, but disappointment threatened his dreams of the big time. Will his coach be able to help him realize his dreams, and fantasies?

If you watched – and enjoyed – the recent Olympic Swimming events with their hot, young, well toned guys in tight fitting, wet swimwear, then you may will be in for a further splash of the same…

Only this time, it gets a lot more raunchy.

Hot, hot, hot gay erotica from one of the best authors to hit Deviant Erotica’s gay selection since Christian Quinn.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Subject 13 by Ethan Stone

Reviewed by JustJen

Subject 13Title: Subject 13
Author: Ethan Stone
Heroes: Luke Kincaid/Ben Skinner
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: April 20, 2014
Available at: Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Luke Kincaid’s life is exploding all around him. First his lover leaves him to marry a woman, then childhood nightmares return with a vengeance. He finds comfort in his renewed friendship with high school buddy Ben Skinner. Luke works on rebuilding his life but repressed memories threaten everything. Luke and Ben investigate his past while Luke fights his attraction to Ben, who he believes is straight.

But someone doesn’t want them to discover the truth and Luke’s life is in jeopardy. Luke can’t stop his search—not even when he finds out it is connected to a government cover up. Luke and Ben must uncover the secrets of Luke’s past as well as deal with their true feelings for each other.

Second Edition: This book has been extensively re-edited with several changes to the plot.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Awake and Alive by Garrett Leigh

Reviewed by JustJen

Awake and AliveTitle: Awake and Alive
Author: Garrett Leigh
Heroes: Jed Cooper/Max O’Dair
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 34 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 11, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A Missing Moment from Only Love

After a successful surgery relieves Jed of the illness that nearly killed him, he returns home to slowly recover with Max. With time to reconnect, Max shows him a new way to love. Now at a crossroads and facing a new life, Jed must listen to his friends and family to learn how to move forward.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Only Love by Garrett Leigh

Reviewed by JustJen

Only LoveTitle: Only Love
Author: Garrett Leigh
Heroes: Jed Cooper/Max O’Dair
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 274 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Release Date: April 11, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: The diagnosis of a chronic stomach condition leaves thirty-two-year-old Sergeant Jed Cooper with little choice but to call time on his Army career. Then on the dusty streets of Kirkuk, an ambush gone tragically wrong decimates his team, and he returns to the US with a shattered leg and the memory of his best friend dying in his arms.

Life in his sleepy hometown proves intolerable until he finds solace in a lakeside cabin with vivacious young carpenter, Max O’Dair. In the shadow of the epilepsy that periodically plagues Max, he and Jed form an unspoken bond. After a late night episode, Jed realizes how much Max means to him, and life has taught him not to waste time.

But the lines between contentment and complacency are blurred. Things left hidden resurface to tear through their world, and before they can repair the damage, death comes to call again. Faces, past and present, rally around them to weather the storm, but before long, they are left with only love.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment