Male/Male romance

C
Eleventh Hour

Eleventh Hour is an historical m/m romance featuring agents for the British Secret Intelligence Service set between World War 1 and 2.  The premise sounded intriguing and this book should have been a slam dunk for me - but wasn’t.  Some things about it are great (refer to the first sentence of t ...

B+
When Was the Last Time

This Valentine themed novella isn't about new love, but about rekindling the love you already share. In this case, Evan and Paul have been together for fifteen years, but truth be told they've fallen into a rut (as many committed couples do). Paul works long hours and travels a lot with his job and ...

B
Under the Knife

I love foodie romances, so when I read the blurb for Laurin Kelly’s Under the Knife, I could hardly wait to dive in. An M/M romance with a delicious setting—a fiercely competitive reality show—this was an enjoyable if not perfect read. Nate Pasternak is a little out of his depth from the mo ...

A-
His Royal Secret

His Royal Secret could have been so cheesy; maudlin, sentimental and coarsely gossipy, like the gutter press depicted so unflatteringly within its pages. Yet, somehow, Lilah Pace—a new author to me—manages to give us a romantic story that looks hard at two young men who fall in love under remark ...

A-
Blow Down

Blow Down is another delightful, witty episode in the lives of Tom Paretski, the slightly psychic plumber, and his new fiancé, P.I. Phil Morrison. Death is what happens while you’re making other plans. I loved this murder mystery and devoured its character driven plot with glee. J.L. Merrow ...

C-
Scardust

The worst thing in the world is finding a book that sounds interesting and looks like it hits all your interest buttons, only to find you have to force yourself to read it. That happened to me with Scardust. The story isn’t bad, the characters aren’t bad, the writing style isn’t bad, but some ...

C+
Surfacing

Daniel Stephens has written an interesting romance about starting again. Some parts are reminiscent of Call of the Wild by Jack London whilst the main story is rife with rather over stylised metaphors. …a soft song rose from her chest in a series of howls. It rose and fell over the lake as though ...

A-
Priddy's Tale

Harper Fox’s mermaid fantasy, Priddy’s Tale is a luscious, sweet and sensual treat. Definitely a Desert Isle Keeper, the minus in the rating is only because I didn’t want the tale to end. I wanted to remain immersed and cossetted in the lovely prose and heartfelt romance. Extract from WILD So ...

B+
The Nobleman and the Spy

I’ve definitely been in a M/M historical kick recently. I blame K.J. Charles. But I’ve already finished all (but one!) of those, so I was looking to branch out a bit. And then I found this one. Jonathan Reese, hero number one, is a former soldier and now a spy for England. Hero number two is one ...

B
Out of Bounds

This sexy m/m new adult romance is the story of Nick and Jesse. When Jesse ends up in a bad way on campus after a vicious attack, he’s put with a new roommate, Nick. Nick is a few years older and wiser, a part time student and a bouncer who works at a local gay nightclub a few nights a week. He’ ...