Posts Tagged With: Unrequited Love

Book Review: The Foxling Soldati by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Foxling Soldati
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Soldati Hearts #2
Heroes: Toka & Rayner
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 102 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 16, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.

Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Take Your Best Shot by Starlight by Yolande Kleinn

Reviewed by Nikyta

take-your-best-shot-by-starlightTitle: Take Your Best Shot by Starlight
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Series: 2015 Daily Dose – Never Too Late
Heroes: Halden & Isaac
Genre: M/M Scifi
Length: 23 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Halden Blake was a good soldier and a good man. He never intended to be a hero, and he definitely never intended the events that landed him in intergalactic politics. Now, three presidential terms later, Halden must decide if running for office again is worth five more years of putting his own life on hold.

Isaac Knox has been President Blake’s public liaison from the start, an ally and friend through difficult times. Halden has always carefully resisted thoughts of more, and Isaac has never given any hint of returning his guarded attraction. But when Halden finds himself struggling with questions about his own future, Isaac makes a surprising offer that could change everything.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Patchwork Paradise by Indra Vaughn

Reviewed by Morgan

31139611Title: Patchwork Paradise
Author: Indra Vaughn
Narrator: Craig Beck
Heroes: Oliver/Thomas
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 42 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: July 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Oliver and Samuel’s relationship is fairy-tale perfect. They share a gorgeous house in Antwerp, go out with their friends every weekend, and count down the days to their dream wedding. But their happy ending is shattered one late night, and just like that, Ollie is left bereft and alone.

The months that follow are long and dark, but slowly Ollie emerges from his grief. He even braves the waters of online dating, though deep down he doesn’t believe he can find that connection again. He doesn’t think to look for love right in front of him: his bisexual friend Thomas, the gentle giant with a kind heart and sad eyes who’s wanted him all along.

When Thomas suddenly discovers he has a son who needs him, he’s ill prepared. Ollie opens up his house—Sam’s house—and lets them in. Ollie doesn’t know what scares him more: the responsibility of caring for a baby, or the way Thomas is steadily winning his heart. It will take all the courage he has to discover whether or not fairy tales can happen for real.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Places in Time by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

30820321Title: Places in Time
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: John Solo
Series: Time is Eternity
Heroes: Ethan Baker/Jude Harrison
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 1 Hour, 43 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: June 27, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: A relationship-challenged actor unexpectedly finds love in the arms of his childhood best friend.

“Sexiest Man Alive” and Golden Globe-winning actor Ethan Baker lights up the screen but fizzles in his personal life. When his latest girlfriend breaks up with him, Ethan turns to his one “forever” person – Jude Harrison. But as Ethan makes the familiar drive to his best friend’s house, an unexpected detour and a bewildering passenger take him through places in time he’d long forgotten. Suddenly, Ethan sees Jude’s actions over the years from a different perspective, but it’s his own reaction that’s the biggest surprise.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Art of Loving by Cassidy Ryan

Reviewed by Susan65

30090017Title: The Art of Loving
Author: Cassidy Ryan
Series: Arts & Hearts #1
Heroes: Asa/Theo
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 71 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Does Asa have a life sentence doing time in the friendzone?

Asa has been in love with Theo since their art school days in London, but Theo has only ever had eyes for their straight friend Oliver. Two years ago, unable to take the pain of unrequited love any longer, Asa came home to Glasgow. He hasn’t seen Theo since, nor has he stopped loving him.

When Oliver marries Charlotte, Asa can’t come up with any reasonable excuse not to attend the wedding, so he returns to London. He isn’t exactly shocked when Theo doesn’t show up, but when he learns that the reason for Theo’s no-show is a car accident that has landed him in hospital, Asa immediately rushes to be with him.

Unable to leave Theo to fend for himself while he recovers, Asa takes his friend back to Glasgow with him.

There, secrets are revealed, and Asa learns more about Theo than he ever imagined.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Trevor by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan 

30328261Title: Trevor
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series:  Whitedell Pride #21
Heroes: Trevor/Micah
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 128 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Sometimes you have to get over bad memories to create new ones.

Trevor has known who his mate was for years, but he’s so painfully shy and insecure that the most he’s done to woo him has been leaving him cupcakes on his porch. He knows he’s going to lose him if he doesn’t finally make a move, though, and with a not so gentle push from two of his friends, he calls Micah.

Micah is still dealing with bad memories from his shifter ex-boyfriend, and he’s glad when he meets Trevor. Trevor looks unassuming and sweet, and Micah is thrilled, until he finds out Trevor is just like his ex. He runs, thinking he’ll never see Trevor again.

Family and friends conspire to get Trevor and Micah together, and it works, until Micah discovers his father has been hiding a secret that could put Trevor and the entire pride in danger. Will Micah and Trevor’s fragile relationship survive, or will the past push them apart?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Convincing the Secretary by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

27402675Title: Convincing the Secretary
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #3
Heroes: Lord Grayson Holloway & Edward Fenton
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 138 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Business and pleasure is a mix no gentleman should consider.

London Legal, Book 3

Lord Grayson Holloway goes after what he wants—be it in the law office on his clients’ behalf or in the bedchamber. His new position as partner puts him closer to achieving his goal of becoming the most successful solicitor in London. There’s just one problem—his new secretary. Broad of shoulder yet mild of manner, Edward tempts Gray like no other. Yet the young man barely notices him.

Edward Fenton tries to be a good secretary, but being in Lord Grayson’s hard, commanding presence rouses Edward’s most forbidden desires. Wicked, naughty desires no gentleman should consider giving in to, let alone with his new employer. Gray is more than willing to mix business with pleasure. But convincing Edward to take a chance on a future with him? That might be the most challenging case Gray has ever taken on.

Product Warnings

Includes buttoned-up gentlemen who become undone, improper use of a desk, spankings, and a big bad lord who has a soft spot for his virgin secretary.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Convincing Leopold by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

25071479Title: Convincing Leopold
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #2
Heroes: Leopold Thornton and Arthur Barrington
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 111 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2016 (re-release)
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Never get between a reformed rake and his lover.

London Legal, Book 2

Three months ago, Leopold Thornton gave up his old, indulgent lifestyle to follow the man he loves to London. But now that he and Arthur Barrington have settled down, doubts are creeping in.

Arthur is spending more and more time at his law office—with a handsome new secretary. And Arthur’s ex-lover wants him back. Desperate not to lose Arthur, Leopold resorts to the only trick he knows to convince him to stay—pleasure.

Arthur knew that life with Leopold would never be boring. But recently their evenings—and afternoons and mornings—have become decidedly more vigorous. Being with Leopold is amazing, but juggling demanding clients and a demanding lover leaves Arthur exhausted and worried perhaps he and Leopold aren’t suited after all.

As business keeps Arthur later and later at the office, Leopold’s demons begin to haunt him again. To heal their rift, Arthur will have to let go of his own past—and pull his lover back from the brink.

This title has been previously published.

Product Warnings
Includes a reformed bad boy who discovers a jealous streak, a solicitor who isn’t always so conservative, explicit male/male scenes in a variety of locations, a complete lack of inhibitions, and a generous heaping of angst.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Convincing Arthur by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

convincing-arthurTitle: Convincing Arthur
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #1
Heroes: Leopold Thornton & Arthur Barrington
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 85 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A holiday in the country to indulge his wildest fantasies…

London Legal, Book 1

Arthur Barrington knows exactly what he wants. A practical man. Someone who values discretion. Commitment. In other words, someone like himself. His old friend, Leopold Thornton, an overindulged son of a wealthy viscount with a reputation for vice and debauchery, couldn’t be less of a good candidate.

Yet when Leopold extends an invitation to his country estate, Arthur agrees. Perhaps a holiday with the sinfully beautiful man will help him get over a recent breakup. Then he can return to his thriving London law practice and resume his quiet life.

Ten years ago, Leopold learned the hard way that patience doesn’t always have its rewards. Now that he has Arthur all to himself, he isn’t going to let a second opportunity pass him by. And he certainly isn’t above using pleasure to tempt Arthur into his bed.

Leopold has only a few days to open Arthur’s eyes to the possibility that he’s the man Arthur is looking for. That his love is genuine—and he’s worthy of Arthur’s heart.

Product Warnings
Includes a gorgeous bad boy who’s been in love with a conservative solicitor for a decade. Indecent acts in a forest between two hot men. Angst. More explicit sex. And expectations turned upside down.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Fate’s Bridge by Carol Lynne

Reviewed by Morgan 

27799610Title: Fate’s Bridge
Author: Carol Lynne
Heroes: Roman/Bodi/Alexi
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 52 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Is it possible for a soul to be reborn inside another?

What would you do if you discovered someone harboring a soul you recognized as one from a deceased loved one? For vampire Roman Gschwind, the scenario becomes a reality when he meets Bodi Rain.

Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear that Roman must share Bodi with another vampire if he has any chance of rekindling the love that he’d lost so long ago.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published as part of the Unconventional in San Diego anthology by Pride Publishing.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, LGBT, Published in 2015, Reviewers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment