Queer romance

D+
Iron & Velvet

Iron & Velvet is the first and highly disappointing book in a series of silly-gritty whodunits featuring Kate Kane, a mortal, hard-drinking investigator of paranormal mysteries. Physically, she’s eternally beautiful and emotionally she’s in constant trouble.  Mourning the death of her partn ...

A
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 ...

B
A Little Light Mischief

Cat Sebastian’s A Little Light Mischief is well-characterized, romantic and fun, but has a few bumps and flaws along the way. Banished from her family, estranged from her abusive vicar father, genteel but down-at-heel Alice Stapleton has her eye on Molly Wilkins, the maid of the woman to whom s ...

B+
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 ...

B
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 ...

A
Most Ardently

Most Ardently is a fun, easy on the soul treasure – a femmeslash Pride and Prejudice AU, if you will. Honors student Elisa Benitez – spirited, outspoken, poor, and independent – meets Darcy Fitzgerald, a mega-rich Kardashian type, in a lit class at Stevenson Community College.  They fight ...

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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; ...

B+
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 ...