Male/Male romance

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Sol

Con Riley has become a must-read author for me over the last couple of years, and she earned high grades for her last three books, which I gave DIK reviews.  The most recent of these - Charles, book one in the Learning to Love series – was always going to be a tough act to follow due to its incre ...

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Relative Justice

Relative Justice is book one in Gregory Ashe’s latest series to feature Emery Hazard and John-Henry Somerset, Hazard and Somerset: Arrows in the Hand, and even though it’s the start of a new series, it’s most definitely NOT the place to start if you’ve never picked up a H&S book before. ...

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The Lights on Knockbridge Lane

The Lights on Knockbridge Lane is a cute, fluffy (well, mostly) Christmas-themed story that is the very first male/male romance to appear in one of Harlequin’s main category lines.  It’s the third in Roan Parrish’s Garnet Run series, and although characters from the earlier books do appear, t ...

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Madison Square Murders

Madison Square Murders, the first book in C.S. Poe’s new Memento Mori series, is a compelling read featuring an intriguing, cleverly constructed mystery and one of the most unusual lead characters I’ve ever come across, a neuroatypical detective in New York City whose unique memory condition mak ...

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Sailor Proof

Annabeth Albert kicks off her new Shore Leave series of military-themed contemporary romances with Sailor Proof, a cute, sexy, low-angst, veritable trope-fest of a love story.  We’ve got best friend’s little brother, only one bed, first times and a fake relationship, all thoroughly mixed and co ...

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On Board

Note: This review contains spoilers for the previous book in the series. I’m always impressed when an author can take a thoroughly unlikeable character and redeem them in a way that is both plausible and consistent, and that’s exactly what Jay Hogan does in her latest novel.   Book two in ...

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Seducing the Sorcerer

Lee Welch’s original and inventive fantasy romance Salt Magic, Skin Magic was one of my favourite books of 2018.  Like most of those who read it, I was excited to read the work of such a gifted new author, and I’ve been eager for more of it ever since.  In Seducing the Sorcerer, Ms. Welch once ...

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To Catch a Fallen Leaf

Fearne Hill is a new-to-me author, and having heard good things about the first book in her Rossingley series, (To Hold a Hidden Pearl), I decided to try the second, To Catch a Fallen Leaf.  It’s a cute romance about second chances and the family you make, but sadly, I can’t say that it was a c ...

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Playing it Safe

I haven’t read anything by Amy Andrews before, but the blurb for Playing it Safe - her first m/m romance and the seventh book in her Sydney Smoke series set in the world of Australian Rugby Union – caught my eye.  It’s an enjoyable, well-written and steamy read, and although it’s nothing I ...

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Beyond Duty

a Retro Review originally published on August 31, 2013 Peterson fans should be delighted with her newest couple, two career Marines who are on the verge of retiring just as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is about to be revoked in 2011. Of all the writers of gay romance who have a handle on wha ...