Male/Male romance

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

I enjoyed every bit of this book and I need/want to convince you to read it too!  Delightful, charming, funny, addictive and entertaining, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is chock full of both vice and virtue.  The Grand Tour of Europe planned by our protagonist quickly goes awry and ev ...

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Abroad

Written from a beautiful and intimate ‘own voice’ perspective, Liz Jacob’s Abroad is a delight. Accurate and nuanced writing is becoming the norm with Brain Mill Press, and Abroad continues this trend, and raises the bar higher. Although the novel subtly changes points of view throughout, t ...

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The Other Five Percent

The Other Five Percent is a contemporary romance involving Logan Vanderveer, who has gone into advertising after college, and is presented as the stereotypical, suit wearing nine-to-five worker with a cubicle office. The other protagonist is Ellis Floyd, an artist, who is well read and working multi ...

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Waiting for the Flood

People come as well as go. Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever. Two years ago, it ended. Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, ...

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The Ruin of a Rake

Cat Sebastian completes a hat-trick with her latest Regency romance, making a total of three winners in a row.  Like her previous books, The Soldier’s Scoundrel and The Lawrence Browne Affair, The Ruin of a Rake is hugely entertaining; witty, sexy and poignant it’s the story of a rake in the pr ...

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Oversight

Spoiler alert:  The Community books need to be read in order.  Do not read this review if you have not read Insight first. Earlier this year I reviewed the first book in The Community series, Insight, and my major complaint was that it was a bit too busy.  Mr. Hassell spent a good portion of i ...

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Beguiled

Beguiled is the middle book in Joanna Chambers’ Enlightenment trilogy of novels set in early nineteenth century Edinburgh, and I’ll say right off the bat that this is a series in which the books really do need to be read in order.  The romance between the studious advocate, David Lauriston, and ...

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On Point

The Out of Uniform series by Annabeth Albert has had some interesting heroes to date – a virgin newish recruit in book one, Off Base, and a widowed active duty father in book two, At Attention. Now she turns her hand to a fairly common trope, that of best friends and roommates who are attracted to ...

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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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An Unnatural Vice

Spoiler alert:  If you haven’t read the first book in the Sins of the Cities trilogy, An Unseen Attraction, this review may contain spoilers. I thought the first book in the Sins of the Cities trilogy was terrific, but this one is even better.  Each book in the trilogy features a different co ...