Male/Male romance

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Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift is book three in Jenn Burke’s original and entertaining Not Yet Dead series of paranormal romances, and is a satisfying and poignant send off for Wes, Hudson and their found-family of witches, vampires and other supernatural beings.  While each book in the set could work as a stan ...

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Twice Shy

When I reviewed Perfect Day, the first in Sally Malcolm’s series of m/m contemporary romances set in the fictional Long Island resort of New Milton, I called it “the sort of book you finish with a heartfelt sigh of satisfaction and a dreamy smile”.  Something about the author’s writing just ...

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Fish on a Bicycle

Jackson Rivers and Ellery Cramer are back – perhaps a little the worse for wear - in this fifth instalment of Amy Lane’s Fish Out of Water series, and they’re starting a new chapter of their lives.  After being shot, stabbed and almost poisoned to death during their pursuit of Carl Lacey, the ...

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Lucky Break

Lucky Break is a perfectly nice, fluffy holiday story about two men suffering streaks of bad luck who finally find happiness by being around one another. Shawn Matthews has just finished his first season as sous chef for the Tango Saloon, situated in Bentley Ghost Town.  The town is about to shu ...

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Declination

Note: This is a series featuring overarching plotlines so there will be spoilers for the previous books in this review. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Declination, the third book in Gregory Ashe’s terrific Borealis Investigations series featuring private investigators North McKinn ...

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American Love Story

Adriana Herrera’s Dreamers, a series about a group of four Afro-Latinx friends who live and work in and around New York, seems to get better and better with each book.  American Love Story is the third instalment and I loved it.  It’s complex and romantic while remaining grounded in reality; ...

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Goalie Interference

Want some fun, awesomely written rivals-to-lovers romance?  Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn serve up some delicious hockey-based sexual tension with Goalie Interference, a story where competition moves from the ice to the bedroom to the battlefield of the heart. Emmitt Armstrong wakes up from a Cabo ...

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Arctic Heat

Arctic Heat is the third and final book in Annabeth Albert’s Frozen Hearts trilogy of romances set in and around the spectacular landscapes of Alaska, and in it, we meet winter state park volunteer, Owen Han, an energetic, outgoing guy who has recently survived testicular cancer, and the reserved ...

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Work For It

Talia Hibbert’s A Girl Like Her was one of my favorite books in 2018.  I initially doubted the story could or would appeal to me - as I mentioned in my review, it featured a heroine alternately described as rude, awkward, and, according to everyone in town, bad news.  But I was completely won ov ...

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If the Seas Catch Fire

At the start of L. A. Witt’s If the Seas Catch Fire, Sergei Andronikov is giving a lap dance in the bar where he works as a stripper. But after the dance, he discovers a disturbance outside - two thugs are beating up a man. Realizing they’re employed by one of the three Mafia families who contro ...