Male/Male romance

B-
Viscount's Wager

Viscount’s Wager is the third book in Ava March’s Gambling on Love series, but even though characters from earlier books appear in it, I don’t think it’s essential to have read them to understand this one. It’s a well-told and engaging story and I enjoyed reading it, but the pacing around ...

A
Life, Some Assembly Required

Sequels are risky. If book 1 ends in a HEA (or at least HFN), do we really want to see more of these characters and their conflicts? Because a book has to have conflict of some sort to be good. And, in a sequel, now the author is messing with the HEA. I’m a big fan of relationship-centric stories, ...

D
Closing the Loop

I read this book a few weeks ago, and I’m still not over the disappointment. I loved Ms. Davitt's Life Drawing but Closing the Loop was not for me. There were some clever lines and evidence of the writing style I liked previously, but there was far more OHMYGOSHWHAT’ ...

A
A Fashionable Indulgence

First off, I have to admit this is the first book I have read by this author, but on the strength of it, I’m going to seek out her entire backlist, because A Fashionable Indulgence is an utterly fantastic read and I was really impressed. It hooked me in from the first page and kept me that way unt ...

C+
Dance Off

Welcome to Dance Off, where stars and pros dance Latin and ballroom dances to earn money for the charity of their choice. Sound a lot like Dancing with the Stars? Well, that’s because it is a lot like Dancing with the Stars, just with charities and fictional stars. This season on Dance Off, we ...

C
The Other Side of Winter

In The Other Side of Winter by G.B. Gordon, our two heroes, Bengt and Alex, are being reunited after a year apart, hoping that their week-long romance was enough to keep them together now that they are in the same place. Alex is one of many refugees from Santuario, a poor and corrupt nation, hoping ...

D
Baked Fresh

Baked Fresh is the second in Annabeth Albert’s Portland Heat series. I didn’t read the first book, but was eager to try the series as I’m a fan of the author. Unfortunately, this book fell flat for me. There’s a lot of potential with friends to lovers and tricky backstories. Still, it needed ...

C+
Nobody’s Hero (Letting Go)

Nobody’s Hero is my first book by j. leigh bailey, but it won’t be my last. The characters and dialogue were engaging. The leads, Brad and Danny, are sweet together. They’re each struggling with growing up, and they’re doing it from very different perspectives and life views. ...

B-
Blue-Eyed Stranger

Blue Eyed Stranger is an emotional journey for Billy Wright and Martin Deng as they struggle through individual challenges and the hurdles of a new relationship. Billy’s depression and Martin’s closet anxiety are fully third and fourth main characters in the book. Beecroft does an exceptional jo ...

B+
Provoked

The first book in Joanna Chambers' Enlightenment series, Provoked is set in Regency Scotland, at a time of much political and social unrest.  The author immediately evokes a strong sense of time and place with the opening of the story in which two young men – weavers wrongly convicted of treason ...