Posts Tagged With: vacation

Book Review: Like Two Parting Seas by Zhara Freytes

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Like Two Parting Seas
Author: Zhara Freytes
Series: States of Love
Heroes: Nathan/Leonardo
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 57 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: After two years of internet chats and crappy video calls, Nathan and Leonardo will finally meet face-to-face, and the anticipation is killing them both. Their slow-simmering desire to be together soon boils over as Nathan shows Leo around his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Witty conversation fills their days, passion fills their nights, and both young men know they belong in each other’s lives. But how can a romance, let alone a relationship, work when Nathan’s career is in Boise and Leo must soon return to his home in Italy? Since neither is ready to say goodbye to the budding love affair, they’re determined to find a solution before the end of Leo’s holiday.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Coasting by Yvonne Trent

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Coasting
Author: Yvonne Trent
Series: States of Love
Heroes: Cal Hamilton/Billy Labarre
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 112 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 23, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: What happens when you need something but don’t know what it is? Why not look in a place you never heard of?

Out and proud elementary school teacher Cal Hamilton thought he was happy in Philadelphia, but after a breakup, he steps back to reassess his life and discovers something is missing. He gets in his car and drives south with no idea what he hopes to find. The flip of a coin leads him to a small town in Mississippi—practically a different world from the city where he grew up.

Police officer Billy Labarre keeps his sexuality mostly to himself, but he knows just what he needs to fill the hole in his quiet small-town life: the right man. Unfortunately attitudes toward gay men still leave a lot to be desired in the rural South, and it’s hard to meet someone. It’s not likely his perfect match is just going to show up out of the blue….
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Unbreakable Stories: Ian by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Unbreakable Stories: Ian
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #4.5
Heroes: Ian/Hollis
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 121 Pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 2, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Unbreakable Stories: Ian is a collection of short stories following the ups and downs of Ian Pierce and Hollis Banner has they navigate their new relationship and the unique complications of dating with a brunch of overprotective “brothers” determined to guard Ian’s heart.

This collection is more than 38,000 words and contains short stories such as:
Midnight Perp
No Boyfriends Allowed
A Night Off
Taking It Slow
This is Us
And a very special bonus.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Unbreakable Stories: Rowe by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Unbreakable Stories: Rowe
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #3.5
Heroes: Rowe/Noah
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 64 Pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Unbreakable Stories: Rowe is a collection of short stories following the romantic adventures and misadventures of former Army Rangers turned security experts Rowe Ward and Noah Keegan following the events of Torch, book 3 of the Unbreakable Bonds series.

This collection is more than 30,000 words long and contain stories such as:
Piece of Pie
Mistletoe
Haunted
Gotcha
And many more…
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Closing the Loop by Jane Davitt

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Closing the Loop
Author: Jane Davitt
Heroes: Lee/Cole
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 150 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  A week on a tropical gay cruise is just what Lee needs after a bad breakup and a Canadian winter. It’s a shame his ex is on board, but Lee is sharing a cabin with Cole, a hot lawyer who—as luck would have it—is actually from Lee’s city. So when Cole unexpectedly awakens Lee’s kinky side, Lee begins to dream that they can actually take their shipboard romance home with them.

But Cole is keeping secrets involving a troubled young man on board the ship. And Lee, after his recent brush with betrayal, finds it difficult to trust Cole when he says Justin isn’t a rival.

Then he learns the truth and is also drawn into the tragic story. His dream vacation is in danger of turning dark, but he’s determined to navigate Cole and himself to a safe harbor before their blisteringly hot romance is lost at sea.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Audio Review: Burnished by Fire by Andrew Grey

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

1Title: Burnished by Fire
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
Series: By Fire #3
Heroes: Lee Stanton/Dirk Krause
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 24, 2014
Available at:  Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb:  Firefighters Lee Stanton and Dirk Krause need a vacation. Work seems to have other ideas: they spend the day before their holiday begins battling a fire that claims three lives. Thankfully, Lee and Dirk will have a whole week on the high seas to recover.

They’re having a wonderful time—until they spot Dirk’s miserable, closed-minded father on the ship. Between his father’s presence and his guilt over the lives he couldn’t save, Dirk feels sure his romantic cruise is going to tank. But then he saves another passenger’s life—and maybe he can salvage something else too.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Tell the Bees I’m Sorry by Felicitas Ivey

Reviewed by Nikyta

Tell the Bees I&#39m Sorry by Felicitas Ivey eBookTitle: Tell the Bees I’m Sorry
Author: Felicitas Ivey
Series: 2014 Daily Dose – Mended
Heroes: Marcus & Raph
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 70 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: Physics Grad Student Marcus Fitzhughes agrees to leave New York City with his roommate, Andy, to visit Andy’s uncles in Vermont. Marcus wants to escape the city and his ex-boyfriend, Dan, who hasn’t taken their break up very well.

In Vermont, Marcus meets Andy’s Uncle Raph, a scarred, handsome man with a mysterious past, who settled there to tend bees and make mead. Marcus feels an unexpected attraction to Raph, an interest and lust which he had thought he’d never he feel again after Dan. Raph seems to have the same feelings about him. But both of them need to find the courage to take a chance on the happiness they deserve.
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bound by Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

Bound by Desire by Tempeste O'RileyTitle: Bound by Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #1.75
Heroes: Seth & James
Genre: M/M Contemporary BDSM
Length: 20 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 30, 2014
FREE at: Dreamspinner Press
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Blurb: Despite his past abuse, James has come to terms with his relationship with his Dom and lover Seth. Seth treats James with all the trust and love his sub desires. There is only one thing left to do to make it all complete: Seth needs to put a collar on James.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Escape from CONICA by Robert Cummings

Reviewed by Susan65

Escape from ConicaTitle: Escape from CONICA
Author: Robert Cummings
Heroes: Phil Barcardi and Ted Rosenberg
Genre: M/M Action/Alternate Universe
Length: 210 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 18, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: In an America that achieved equality long before our own, Phillip Barcardi works as a security contractor. He’s hired as a site commander at a major pharmaceutical company, only to be kidnapped from his post after learning the truth about an aggressive virus spreading across the East Coast, one that targets homosexuals. A small group of wealthy and powerful dissenters are hell-bent on forming a “New World Order” that will remold society into their twisted vision. As US citizens are choosing sides for or against homosexuals, Phil’s husband, Theodore Rosenberg, a high school teacher, is sent to a “containment” zone where accused homosexuals are infected rather than saved—all by executive order of the President. As Ted struggles to understand what’s happening around him, Phil strives to break free before the people in power infect Ted with the deadly virus. No matter what it takes, Phil will fight his way to Ted, even if it means exposing himself to the virus. He only hopes he won’t be too late to save them both. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Glen & Tyler’s Scottish Troubles by JB Sanders

Reviewed by Nikyta

Glen & Tyler's Scottish Troubles (Glen & Tyler, #2)Title: Glen & Tyler’s Scottish Troubles
Author: JB Sanders
Series: Glen & Tyler #2
Heroes: Glen & Tyler
Genre: M/M Contemporary/Humor
Length: 298 Hardcover pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: September 12, 2012
Available at: Lulu, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: In the second installment of the Glen & Tyler series, the guys find out what happens when you inherit a Scottish castle, tussle with international crime gangs and host formal balls. Yes, balls — with dancing and everything!

In typical Hardy Boys–er, Glen & Tyler fashion, there are secret passages, irascible old men, caves, missing treasure, fine liquor and kilts. Ok, the kilts thing is new — but believe me, you’ll like ‘em. Although there isn’t much hockey this time around, there is shinty*. There’s also some romantic anniversary thing, but really, stay for the shinty.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment