Male/Male romance

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Necessary Medicine

I have never come across M.K.York’s work before, but found out after reading this, her first novel that she has a background in a fan fiction and, as she seems to be a medical student, I’m presuming that background is in medical fan fiction. The publisher describes this novel as ‘an emotionall ...

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Wake Up Call

Riptide publishing has brought five best-selling British LGBTQ+ authors together to create a collaborative story world set in and around Porthkennack in Cornwall, England. Each novel is a stand-alone and the series can be read in any order. The first to be published is Wake Up Call, a contemporary r ...

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The Return of the Earl

The author of The Return of the Earl was once told, “You'll never be able to compete with native speakers of English.” This is the first romance I have read by Sandra Schwab and not only can she compete, but her use of language is superior to the majority of romantic novels I have read by so cal ...

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A Gathering Storm

Joanna Chambers’ A Gathering Storm is the sole historical entry in the Porthkennack series of queer romances written by five different award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ+ romance authors. All the books – the others are by Charlie Cochrane, J.L. Merrow, Alex Beecroft and Garrett Leigh – ...

B+
At Attention

I admit, I’m a bit late to the SEAL romantic fiction fan club.  Because of my father’s job, I grew up around Marines and Navy SEALs and perhaps that’s why neither group ever held any special appeal to me.  But then I started reading Ms. Albert’s Out of Uniform series… and I’m feeling t ...

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How to Bang a Billionaire

This review of How to Bang a Billionaire was difficult to write in terms of approach. Has Alexis Hall written an enjoyable, entertaining novel? Of course, he has.  Has he written a pastiche of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey? I will leave that for you to decide when you have read this, the first ...

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The Song of Achilles

In her Orange Prize for Fiction (2012) winning The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller presents Homer’s Illiad from a slightly different perspective, that of Patroclus, whose name would be forgotten in history except for his connection with the great hero and demi-god Achilles, and the Trojan w ...

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Strays

I’m a bit late to the Garrett Leigh fan club.  I had read another novel by the author in 2016, and though I liked it, I wasn’t blown away.  Scrolling through my TBR pile a few months ago I realized I owned another Leigh book, Misfits, and decided to try her again.  I’m so glad I did, becaus ...

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Rainbow Sprinkles

Anna Martin’s first entry into the States of Love series gets off to a creamy start with the ultra-cute novella Rainbow Sprinkles. Low-key but slightly salty ice cream man Cooper Reid is happy with his simple lot in life, even if his counter job at Dreamy Creamery doesn’t require a lot of exe ...

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Guardians of the Haunted Moor

Guardians of the Haunted Moor is the fifth in Harper Fox's series of Tyack and Frayne Mysteries. As always the author gives us a beautifully atmospheric work, with elements that took my breath away. In the prologue, Gideon Frayne describes his husband, Lee Tyack - His beautiful west-coast lad was ...