Daybreak by Kate Hawthorne

Daybreak by Kate Hawthorne

Kate Hawthorne’s entry in the Vino and Veritas series is a fairly short one; you could call it a long novella or a short novel, depending on how you want to look at it.  Daybreak is an opposites-attract story featuring mechanic and widower Jasper Cunningham (whom we met in Jay Hogan’s Unguarded) and Liam Luckett,…

Unguarded by Jay Hogan

Unguarded by Jay Hogan

Jay Hogan takes the number of books in the Vino and Veritas series into double figures with Unguarded – the story of a closeted, repressed bisexual veterinary surgeon and an ex-pat Kiwi running from an abusive relationship – and it’s the best book of the series (that I’ve read) so far.  If you haven’t picked…

Undercover by Eliot Grayson

Undercover by Eliot Grayson

Undercover is new-to-me author Eliot Grayson’s entry in the Vino and Veritas series set in small town Vermont.  It’s light-hearted, and readable, and it’s got a bit of a romantic suspense vibe going on, but in the end it didn’t quite seem sure what sort of story it wanted to be.  The suspense angle is…

Featherbed by Annabeth Albert

Featherbed by Annabeth Albert

Friends, I’ll be honest, I didn’t love the first book in the True North series, Bittersweet, and decided the series wasn’t for me.  But when I learned the author was creating the World of True North – inviting other contemporary romance authors to borrow the setting for their own standalone novels – I decided to…

Heartscape by Garrett Leigh

Heartscape by Garrett Leigh

Earlier this year, I reviewed Sarina Bowen’s Roommate, which was the starting point for the new multi-authored True North World series, which comprises four mini-series of books set within the world created by Ms. Bowen in her True North stories.  The Vino and Veritas novels are LGBTQ+ romances – mostly m/m but there are a…

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