Posts Tagged With: war hero

Book Review: Semper Fi by Keira Andrews

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Semper Fi
Author: Keira Andrews
Heroes: Cal/Jim
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 320 Pages
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: The war is over. The battle for love has just begun.

As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend.

But when Jim’s wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn’t know a thing about apple farming—or children—but he’s determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend’s support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them?

Note: Contains scenes of violence and post-traumatic stress.
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Book Review: A Rose by Any Other Name by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Heather C

3Title:  A Rose by Any Other Name
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Fallen Rose #2
Heroes: Julius/Edward
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 270 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 12, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press and Amazon
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Blurb: Nights in the roaring city remind bright young things that life’s too short to take for granted. Tucked away in Times Square hides the Pantheon: a secret cabaret for wealthy gay men. Pretty young men in elaborate costumes and rouged lips are eager to please, and the champagne flows all night long. It’s a world of frivolity, fantasy, and debauchery. As Eros, the most sought after performer at the Pantheon, Julius uses his beauty and charm on enthusiastic patrons, but growing weary of superficial love, he longs to make a better life for himself.

Five years after being declared mentally unfit after surviving the trenches of No Man’s Land, Edward Joseph Clarence Junior pieced his shattered life back together. Now he’s ready to take on the family empire. To celebrate his thirtieth birthday, Edward’s cousin takes him to the most posh nightclub in town, the Pantheon. Falling under the sway of Eros, Edward and Julius find a love they’ve never imagined and the chance for a future they had only dared to dream about. But as Ares, a notorious gangster and Julius’s most important—and dangerous— client watches them, the threat to their love and their lives grows by the day.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lisa Henry Week Review: Tribute

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Tribute
Author: Lisa Henry
Heroes: Kynon & Brasius
Genre: M/M Historical
Length: 61,391 words
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Available at: Loose ID, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: When the fearsome warlord Brasius chooses Kynon as his tribute, Kynon tells himself it’s the price of peace, and that he can endure anything. If his slavery will save his father’s kingdom, then he will be a slave and submit to every indignity the warlord and the senate of Segasa require of him. He can live with the shame; it’s the mind-blowing pleasure that frightens him.

But the warlord wants more than a tribute who will respond eagerly to whips and bondage. The warlord might just want the man underneath: the prince, the soldier and the tribute, if Kynon can figure out who that is. On an enforced journey of self-discovery, Kynon learns that being the warlord’s tribute isn’t just about submission. And, to be the tribute that Brasius wants him to be, Kynon will have to defy all the traditions of Segasa and risk the wrath of the senate that really holds his chains.

Publisher’s Note: This book is primarily LGBT m/m but contains one or more scenes of m/f sexual interaction. It also contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: strong BDSM theme and elements, dubious consent, violence. Readers with a history of rape or sexual abuse may find elements of this story disturbing.
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Book Review: Aunt Adeline’s Bequest by Amy Rae Durreson

Reviewed by Heather C

20696625Title: Aunt Adeline’s Bequest
Author: Amy Rae Durreson
The Heroes: Valentine Nugent & Jasper Pritchard
Genre: M/M Historical Romance
Length: 51 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazonAll Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble
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Blurb: One snowy evening, wounded WWI veteran Jasper Pritchard arrives at Valentine Nugent’s sweet shop with an unusual request. Jasper’s deceased great-aunt has left him a fortune, along with a box of indiscreet letters she wants returned to the writer, and the only clue is a tin sold in Valentine’s shop over twenty years ago. As they search the shop’s records and uncover a love story from long ago, they find far more than the answer to the mystery. Continue reading

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