Posts Tagged With: Nerd/Jock

Book Review: Dallas by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan 

32185871Title: Dallas
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Gillham Pack #16
Heroes: Dallas/Hamilton
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 124 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Not all things that look too good to be true are wrong.

Dallas is back in Gillham. He left the town and the pack after he was rescued from the lab, but he hasn’t been able to go back to fully living his life, and he hopes changing will help. He’s eager to work for Kameron and to be the pack’s doctor, even with the new problems the pack has.

Hamilton is Morin Glass’ best friend, and he wants answers. He’s seen the news about the man who became an animal, and he knows Morin and his boyfriend have to somehow be involved. He travels to Whitedell to get an explanation, and once there, he finds more than he was expecting.

Hamilton doesn’t seem to have problems accepting shifters, and Dallas is glad even if hesitant, but it doesn’t mean their life is easy. Hamilton’s life is in New York and he has to make a decision. Being with a shifter could be dangerous for him. Humans might know about them now, but it doesn’t mean they accept them. What does the future hold for Dallas and Hamilton, and for the pack?
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: A Shot at Forgiveness by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

30950804Title: A Shot at Forgiveness
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Robert M. Clark
Heroes: Rafi Steiner/Isaac Jones
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: July 6, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Sometimes to find love, you must first learn forgiveness.

A dozen years, 2,000 miles, and a law degree after high school, Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones, his childhood bully turned NBA star. When Isaac appears at Rafi’s favorite restaurant acting like a long-lost friend, Rafi bluntly dismisses him.

But Isaac is tenacious and he has his heart set on the grown-up version of the boy he always wanted and never forgot. The way Isaac sees it, he and Rafi are perfect for each other, if only he could sink the most important shot of his life: his one shot at forgiveness.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

Reviewed by JustJen

29317012Title: What Remains
Author: Garrett Leigh
Heroes: Jodi Peters/Rupert O’Neil
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 278 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: July 4, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?

Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can’t help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat—a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family—and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.

Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can’t remember and shatters Rupert’s heart. Jodi doesn’t know him—or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Love, Hypothetically by Anne Tenino

Reviewed by Morgan

30621804Title: Love, Hypothetically
Author: Anne Tenino
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Theta Alpha Gamma #2
Heroes: Paul/Trevor
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 3 Hours, 2 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 13, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Paul’s been called many things—graduate student, humanities tutor, jock-hater, even broke—but “forgiving” isn’t one of them. When the new women’s softball coach at Calapooya college specifically requests Paul to tutor his athletes, Paul’s forced to put aside his strict “no athletes” policy for the sake of his paycheck.

Enter Trevor Gardiner, former Major League Baseball player and Paul’s high school boyfriend. Yeah, that one—the guy who sacrificed Paul for the safety of his closet and his future career. But Trevor’s come out and retired from baseball, and now he’s looking for forgiveness and a second chance.

There’s no earthly reason Paul should give him one, but he keeps letting the man state his case. And touch him. And take him sailing. The waters are far from smooth, though, and Paul says awful things to Trevor he isn’t sure he means. Now Paul has to decide: apologize and forgive Trevor for everything, or chalk it up as revenge and move on.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: X-Factor by Sean Michael

Reviewed by Morgan 

29746707Title: X-Factor
Author: Sean Michael
Heroes: Henry Delloit/Ecco Rasmussen
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 193 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 27, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Game designer Henry Delloit loves his life, his mountain community, his isolated dream home and the snow. He also loves that the X-treme Games blow into the area for a month every year, bringing with them hundreds of athletes. Ecco Rasmussen loves boarding; he needs it in fact. He knows he’ll never make it to the big times but as long as he can get on his board and go he doesn’t care. The only fly in the ointment is his manager Blake Dobbs. The man is possessive and mean and believes he owns Ecco. Given the way he’s isolated Ecco and holds all the money, not to mention the way he treats the boarder, Ecco figures maybe he does. When Henry and Ecco meet at the Branchberry Games, it’s lust at first sight. An injury on Ecco’s qualifying run gives them the opportunity to spend some quality time alone together at Henry’s home, away from the crowds and out from under Blake’s thumb. Will lust have the opportunity to turn into love? More importantly, what will Blake do when he finds out?
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Where He Ends and I Begin by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

51ADs2DWhxL__AA300_Title: where He Ends and I Begin
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Alexander Collins
Series: Home #3
Heroes: Jake Owens/Nate Richardson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 55 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can’t have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.

After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn’t as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart, it’s how he’ll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Say It With Ink by C.C. Dado

Reviewed by Morgan 

27419988Title: Say It With Ink
Author: C.C. Dado
Series: The Seattle Chronicles
Heroes: Levi/Jamie
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 61 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Levi can remember the exact moment the projection of his life changed entirely, from homeless dropout to college graduate. It was the day he found Jamie Donovan standing on his front porch—the boy Levi had secretly drooled over from afar would become the best friend he secretly drooled over up close.

When Levi gets a full ride scholarship but Jamie doesn’t, Jamie becomes an exotic dancer to help pay his tuition. Watching Jamie perform is pure torture for Levi, and hiding how he really feels starts to take its toll. And when the hot new guy from his Econ class hits on him, Levi has to decide just how long he’s going to stay devoted to his straight best friend.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Book Review: Driven Snow by Tara Lain

Reviewed by Morgan and Susan65

26310551Title: Driven Snow
Author: Tara Lain
Series: The Pennymaker Tale Series #2
Heroes: Snowden “Snow”/Riley
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Yellow Streak by Susan Laine

27157996Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Yellow Streak
Author: Susan Laine
Series: Heroes at Heart #2
Heroes: Yancy Bell/Curt Donovan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 82 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 11, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Yancy Bell, a book geek with a bladder problem, saved the life of suicidal gay jock Curt Donovan. But when Curt returns to college after the Christmas holidays pretending he doesn’t know Yancy, warning bells go off.

Has a frightened Curt decided the safety of the closet is preferable to coming out? A remorseful Curt comes knocking on Yancy’s door in the dead of the night. Yancy wants to help Curt find the courage to proudly be himself and pursue his dreams, but first Curt needs to come to terms with his past acts. Yancy can only hope their reunion ends in light, not darkness.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Canning the Center by Tara Lain

Reviewed by Morgan 

26140693Title: Canning the Center
Author: Tara Lain
Narrator: Jean-Paul Barrel
Series: Long Pass Chronicles #2
Heroes: Jamal Jones/Trevor Landry
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 9 hours, 17 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 20, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Six foot seven inch, 300 pound Jamal Jones loves football, so when he finds out the ultra-conservative owner of his new pro football team fired their current center because he’s gay, bisexual Jamal decides to stay in the closet and hang with the females. Then, at a small drag show, he comes face-to-face with his sexual fantasy in the form of Trixie LaRue, a drag queen so exquisitely convincing she scrambles Jamal’s hormones — and his resolve to nurse his straight side.

Trevor Landry, aka Trixie LaRue, hides more than his genitals. A mathematician so brilliant he can’t be measured, Trevor disguises his astronomical IQ and his quirk for women’s clothes behind his act as a gay activist undergrad at Southern California University.

To Trevor, Jamal is the answer to a dream — a man who can love and accept both his personas. When he discovers Jamal’s future is threatened if he’s seen with a guy, Trevor becomes Trixie to let Jamal pass as straight. But Trevor risks his position every time he puts on a dress. Is there a closet big enough to hold a football pro and a drag queen?
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