Queer Romance

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Aqua Follies

Liv Rancourt has captured the 1950s’ post-war exuberance, conformity, music and homophobia in a gloriously evocative narrative entitled Aqua Follies. This beautifully told tale stands as a warning to those who yearn for the way things used to be. It seems in our more enlightened times some have fo ...

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The Final Rose

Every so often I find an f/f romance that really resonates with me. The Final Rose by Eliza Lentzski is that book. It’s got a great premise, a relatable heroine, and a familiar romance hook. The setting is a reality dating show like The Bachelor—only two of the contestants fall for each other. S ...

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Bad Judgment

Bad Judgment is a charged and adrenaline-packed story and is Sidney Bell’s début male/male romantic suspense novel. Embry Ford quietly lives under the radar, working as a personal assistant. He is young but suave, super intelligent, good looking and brusque. He works for—and is bedding—a ...

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The Man on Top of the World

The Man on Top of the World is marketed by its publishers as General Fiction/Romance. I should add that it includes m/m, m/f, m/m/f, f/f and m/m/f/f sexual combinations. Considering the amount of sex in this novel, I’m just glad neither of the main characters had a dog. The book also includes what ...

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Looking for Group

OMG. How many ways could this latest book from Alexis Hall have put me off—and yet somehow didn’t? Why did I give this an A in spite of the many hot buttons it pushed for me? Let me explain. This will have to be personal, since my shifting reactions to the book were intensely personal. The ke ...

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Documenting Light

This is a sweet, gentle romance and in my opinion an important book. For those of us who have gone before. Your stories will not be forgotten. Wyatt’s mother is in failing health due to Alzheimer’s, so he, his sister and her fiancé are moving her into an apartment. They hope it will be eas ...

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The Butch and the Beautiful

I’m still so very thrilled about this new series by one of my favourite authors. Kris Ripper totally won me over with zir Scientific Method series - so far so that ze is now an auto-buy author for me. I already loved the first book in zir new Queers of La Vista series, Gays of Our Lives, and The B ...

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Into This River I Drown

One of my favourite contemporary queer novels, Into This River I Drown definitely covers the big subjects - life, the universe (literally), death, grief, redemption and love. One of the themes - the bond between a beloved father and his son - is presented as an exquisite and eternal one, however, Be ...

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His Royal Favorite

His Royal Favorite is the second book in the duology that began with His Royal Secret.  As it's a direct sequel, it’s advisable to have read the first book before embarking upon this one, and also means that there are going to be spoilers for His Royal Secret in this review. The story in His R ...

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Gays of Our Lives

Emerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to go to work. Occasionally, he will go to a club so he can hook up, but this seems like an itch to scratch rather than something he does for real enjoyment. Since his diagnosis of MS he has lost confidence in himself and his fantasies, especially his fant ...