Queer romance

B+
Purple Haze

Purple Haze, book two in Kelly Jensen’s Aliens in New York series picks up around six months after the events of Uncommon Ground, and sees Dillon Lee and his billionaire (alien) lover happily living together though still working to accept the huge changes that have occurred in both their lives.  ...

B+
Red, White & Royal Blue

Reviewing a book with this much hype and buzz pre-release almost makes me want to... not. There are already legions of fans to gush about how amazing Red, White, & Royal Blue is, and dissenting from that opinion always seems a little uncomfortable, but I must. While McQuiston’s début has a lo ...

B+
Orientation

Orientation is the first book in a new series of mysteries by Gregory Ashe, and in it, he introduces us to North McKinney and Kingsley Shaw Wilder Aldrich, who own and run a detective agency in St. Louis.  They’ve been friends – best friends – since college even though they couldn’t be more ...

A
Rule Breaker

Narrated by Joel Leslie Rule Breaker, the first book in Lily Morton’s aptly named Mixed Messages series, is terrific.  Opposites attract when an emotionally closed-off lawyer falls for his long-suffering assistant, and despite its sometimes heavy subject matter and slightly taboo relationship, R ...

A
Proper English

Proper English is the latest offering from K.J. Charles. It's a standalone novel with a loose connection to her earlier Think of England via its main protagonists, who were first introduced in that story. I have yet to read any of Ms. Charles' other books, but Think of England is one I definitely pl ...

B
Reverb

In a world where there are very few romances featuring trans heroes and heroines, it’s nice to see such characters featuring in books published by a mainstream publishing house like Carina Press. When the representation is excellent – as is the case in Reverb, which is dashing, sparkly fun from ...

B-
Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure

Courtney Milan’s latest offering in the Worth Saga series is the novella Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure. In it, the author offers something the romance world is sadly lacking - a romance between an older couple. And by older I don’t mean forties and fifties - I mean sixties and seventies ...

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Uncommon Ground

Kelly Jensen’s Uncommon Ground is book one in her Aliens in New York duology, a story that combines mystery, science fiction and a bit of action with a tender and poignant romance between two people who don’t really fit anywhere – until they find each other. Dillon Lee has always felt like ...

B+
To See the Sun

I don't read many sci-fi romances - which is odd considering to generally like sci-fi movies and TV shows - but I was prompted to pick up To See the Sun becasue I really enjoyed Kelly Jensen's recent This Time Forever series, a trilogy of novels in which a group of men in their late forties finally ...

C+
Speak No Evil

I don’t know why, but this is the first novel by J.R. Gray I have read. I know Gray has quite a backlist, so I was ready to discover a new-to-me author. The premise sounded good. Speak No Evil is set in New Orleans where Weston is a hitman, for the ‘family business’, and has a handler calle ...