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Book Review: IVAN vs. IVAN by Princess S.O.

Reviewed by JustJen

26635070Title: IVAN vs. IVAN
Author: Princess S.O.
Series: The Teddy Bear Collection #3
Heroes: Ivan Voloshyn/Ivan Blažević
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: Proud Indy
Release Date: August 13, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Out here in the North Sea love usually passes a man by like a ship in the night. So it’s a nice surprise when the captain of the ship hired to transport Ivan’s platform rig into port for the winter might actually offer some unexpected non-business type amenities as well.

Ivan Voloshyn owns and operates the Marianna Shoal, a deep sea oil rig. It’s hard work and long days out in harsh weather. And he loves it that way. Because that’s what he knows. Seabeds— rigs— oil— and bad weather. He’s also about to find out the Norse Gods have a sense of humor. For who should it be to come riding in on the Sea Dock Heavy Lift ship? Another Ivan.

Captain Ivan Blažević knows who he is and what he wants. Problem is, he also knows he can’t have it. Just because the rest of the world is coming out of the closet doesn’t mean every gay man can or should. Out here on the seas the weather can change in an instant. He needs to trust his crew to do their job, and their hostility towards gays would get in the way of that if he was ever found out.

Ivan-the rig-owner’s very presence threatens Blažević’s closet doors, nevertheless it’s hard to turn that away, because he wants him to keep doing so.

Out here, the North Sea can change a man’s life— but hatred can take it away.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26009668Title: Rattlesnake
Author: Kim Fielding
Heroes: Jimmy Dorsett/Shane Little
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn’t seen in years.

On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy’s car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn.

Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane’s arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can’t be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane—a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present—deserves better than a lying vagabond who can’t stay put for long.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Let Go of Loneliness by Edward Kendrick

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26199769Title: Let Go of Loneliness
Author: Edward Kendrick
Heroes: Byron Randall/Jonah Hyland
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 54 Pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: September 13, 2015
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When Byron Randall — in his mid-fifties, single and alone — moves into a new condo complex, he meets another resident, fifty-five year old realtor Jonah Hyland — also single since his breakup with his much younger lover. The two middle-aged men become friends, sharing common interests in gardening and hiking.

As their friendship deepens, each man wonders if he has found someone he could learn to care for. Then Jonah’s ex reappears in his life, much to Byron’s dismay. Will this end Byron and Jonah’s budding romance? Or will they discover that, together, they can let go of loneliness?
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: My Heartache Cowboy by Z.A. Maxfield

Guest Review by Gyn

Title: My Heartache Cowboy
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Series: The Cowboys #2
Heroes: Jimmy & Eddie
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 294 pages
Publisher: Intermix (Penguin Imprint)
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Available at: Penguin, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Can love conquer all?

Jimmy Rafferty and Eddie Molina go way back at the J-Bar ranch. They’ve worked together, bunked together, camped out, and drank together. So how has Jimmy failed to notice that Eddie is gay? Eddie has not failed to notice that his friend has a serious drinking problem, and he’s determined to help Jimmy kick the booze cold turkey.

Taking him up to a snowbound cabin to detox, Eddie is confronted with Jimmy’s fierce denial. But the pains of withdrawal are nothing for Jimmy compared with the heartache of denying his true feelings and his deep longing…for the one man who cares for him more than anyone else on earth. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment