Posts Tagged With: Miscommunication

Book Review: Beyond the Grill by Tracey Michael

Reviewed by Ami

31844132Title: Beyond the Grill
Author: Tracey Michael
Heroes: Justin Walker/shane Steel
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 96 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 5, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Justin Walker is used to being the hookup but never the boyfriend, and that’s okay. Justin has goals—he might sling burgers by night and work on his car by day, but he has plans to go to school and make a life for himself. He also has a few friends and loving parents.

What more could a guy ask for?

Hot, muscular, manly Shane Steel is a walking wet dream. Justin fantasizes about having Shane as more than a casual acquaintance, and one night he works up the courage to flirt with Shane. To his surprise—and terror—Shane is interested. Very interested.

As they bond over their love of cars and drag racing, Justin begins to believe he can be more to Shane than a side guy. Too bad Shane’s manipulative and dangerous ex is dead set against letting that happen.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Book Review: More Than Okay by Bru Baker

Reviewed by Ami and Morgan 

31707991Title: More Than Okay
Author: Bru Baker
Heroes: Jake/Connor
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 58 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Something in Jake’s relationship with Connor is changing, and not for the better. The only thing that’s been growing between them recently is silence, and when Connor starts lying about where he’s been and slipping out of bed at night, Jake fears the worst.

Jake gets the surprise of his life when he finds out what Connor has really been doing. It couldn’t be further from what he’d expected. Instead of ending the relationship, Connor has been building up to taking the next step together with a huge romantic surprise for Jake.

The scare shows Jake what’s really important, and the ordeal might make them stronger and bring them closer together than ever before.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, 2.5 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Love’s Changes by LaQuette

Reviewed by Susan65

30136211Title: Love’s Changes
Author: LaQuette
Series: Losing My Way
Heroes: Bryan/Justice
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 75 Pages
Publisher: Carnal Embrace Romance Publishing
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A near-fatal shot through his chest teaches Lieutenant Bryan Smyth of the NYPD two things: He wants to live to see more days and he wants to spend them with his estranged husband, Justice.

Poor decisions made under the strain of grief split the seams of their marriage. Now it’s up to Bryan to show Justice there’s still enough of their love left to salvage from the ruins, still something worth the battle ahead.

Bryan’s shooting has opened Justice’s eyes to new lessons too. The first, tomorrow isn’t promised, the second, life’s too short to live in misery. Justice has watched Bryan shuffle back and forth attempting to balance the man he is at home and the man he has to be at the precinct for too long. Now, he’s done. The only problem is, Justice’s heart is having a hard time adhering to the exit strategy in his head.

Desperate to repair their bond, Bryan does the only thing he can to keep his marriage intact, he calls his crazy sister-in-law, True to stir up some organized chaos. She’s a wildcard, yes. As unstable and deadly as nitroglycerin, but she gets the one thing Bryan needs more than anything, results.

The only question left: Is family and fidelity enough to get them through love’s changes, or is this really the end?

**This book is a spin off from the Queens of Kings series featuring Bryan Smyth and Justice Amare. Although related to the Queens of Kings world, you do not need to read that series to understand this one.**
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino

Reviewed by Morgan 

12215609Title: Whitetail Rock
Author: Anne Tenino
Series: Whitetail Rock #1
Heroes: Nikhil “Nik” Larson/Jurgen Dammerung
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 71 Pages
Publisher: Anne Tenino
Release Date: July 30, 2011
Available at:  Free Download
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Official Description:  Nikhil “Nik” Larson is a snarky, dark-skinned adoptee from India who grew up in the Whitest Town in America. Back to visit his parents Nik meets Trooper Jurgen Dammerung, a blond, butch motorcycle cop who’s so hot he leaves a con trail wherever he goes.

Jurgen is the epitome of everything Nik hated about growing up the lone Indian boy among a town of white people. But Jurgen surprises him rather (ahem) pleasantly, in spite of — or because of — Nik’s attempts to needle him. By the end of his visit, Nik realizes he likes Jurgen. But Jurgen’s so not the relationship type.

Right?

Original Prompt:
Dear Author,
Those boots are hot, right? The veiny arms too. I bet he gets really sweaty riding that bike all day. mmmmhmmmm You can’t see it in the pic, but I bet his hairy chest just glistens with it.

I would love a story about this cop. I think he’s a bit demanding, some might call him an asshole. You can give me an HEA, but don’t make my cop too nice.

Photo Description: From the toe of his polished boot to the dark glasses hiding his eyes, we are looking up at one very hot cop. He straddles his motorcycle, wearing snug blue uniform pants, a gun holster on his belt and black leather gloves. He’s shirtless, and the cut of his muscles makes this a very good thing.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Hot Summer Days” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2011, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: The Marrying Kind by Jay Northcote

Reviewed by Morgan 

MarryingKind[The]AUDMEDTitle: The Marrying Kind
Author: Jay Northcote
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: Owen & Nathan #2
Heroes: Owen/Nathan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 11, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Nathan wants to put a ring on it, but is Owen the marrying kind?

Two years from their first date, Owen and Nathan are living together and life is good – except they’re not on the same page about marriage.

A traditionalist at heart, Nathan wants it all: the wedding, the vows, and a pair of matching rings. Owen, on the other hand, believes marriage is old-fashioned and unnecessary. They don’t need a wedding to prove their commitment to each other. Love should be enough on its own.

All it takes is one moment of weakness on a night out to force the issue. Owen finds himself engaged after a half-drunk proposal, and Nathan’s enthusiasm sweeps him along. But as the big day approaches, the mounting tension finally combusts.

If he’s going to save their relationship, Owen will need to decide once and for all if he’s truly the marrying kind.

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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment