Tag Archives: 1.5 Stars

Captive

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captive-200X300Title: Captive
Author: David Ellis
Cover Artist: Tenth Street Press
Publisher: Tenth Street Press
Amazon Buy Link:  Captive
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, Suspense
Length: 211 pages
Rating: 1.5 star out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: A good premise, but inconsistent writing and unbelievable characters made for a difficult read.

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Coliseum Square

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med_ColiseumSquareTitle: Coliseum Square
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure Press
Buy Link:  Coliseum Square, Amber Allure Press
Genre: Historical M/M Romance
Length: Novella
Rating: 1.5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A case of too little input to justify the outcome and a good story suffers as a result.

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Karma WIth A Grudge

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8901416136_45cb841f00_zTitle: Karma With A Grudge
Authors: Reno Macleod & Jaye Valentine
Cover Artist: Jaye Valentine
Publisher: M&V Tailz
Buy Link:  Karma With A Grudge (A SING! Novel)
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: Novel
Rating: 1.5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary:  A Novel that had all the makings of an fast paced ride through the inner workings of rock and roll that quickly derailed and fell flat.

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A Marrying Man

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AMarryingMan_100dpi_cvrTitle and Link: A Marrying Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Cover Artist: Unknown
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Amazon Buy Link – Not yet
Length: 40,000 words
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: The book falls into women-bashing territory and doesn’t recover.

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Brainy and the Beast

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jmc_brainyandthebeastTitle: Brainy and the Beast 
Author: JM Cartwright
Cover Artist: Mina Carter
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher 
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (272 pages)
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: I spent too much time hating one of the main characters in this story to come up with many positive things to say.

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More Than This

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morethanthis_coverin_150Title:  More Than This
Author:  Lissa Matthews
Cover Artist: Dar Albert
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Link:  More Than This, Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length:  Novel
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary:  A chance encounter that leads to insta-love that simply did not ring true.

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See the Light

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cc_seethelightTitle: See the Light
Author: Cassandra Carr
Cover Artist: Mina Carter
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Links: Amazon; Publisher
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel (41,702 words)
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by jeayci

Review Summary: PWP that didn’t even work as that for me because I found the sex boring.

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Tell Me It’s Real

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TellMeItsRealTitle: Tell Me It’s Real
Author:TJ Klune
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links:  Amazon; Publisher 
Length: Novel (350 pages)
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: If Paul was less judgmental, more likeable and had quit yammering; if the misogyny, the racial stereotypes, all the slapstick and almost every single scene that features the dog had been taken out, this would have been a funny lighthearted romantic comedy that would have been well worth reading. As it is: not for me.

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Under the Australian Sky

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AJK_Under_the_Australian_SkyTitle: Under the Australian Sky 
Author: A.J. Kelton
Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz
Publisher: MLR Press 
Buy Link:  Under the Australian Sky
Genre: Time Travel
Length: 46,000 words
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: Underdeveloped characters and battling storylines made for a disappointing read.

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Beggars and Choosers

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BeggarsandChoosersTitle: Beggars and Choosers
Author: Mia Kerick
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel (284 pages)
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by jeayci

Review Summary: I’m in a minority that disliked this book, but disjointed narrative, strong dialect, Big Misunderstanding, and lots of unlikable characters made this story difficult for me to read.

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Third Night

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NP third nightTitle: Third Night                             
Author: Neil Plakcy
Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz
Publisher:  MLR
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary
Length:  7,000 Words

Rating:  1.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Stuart

Review Summary: The great Orthodox Hanukkah story remains to be written.

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Daddy’s Money

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DaddysMoneyTitle: Daddy’s Money
Author: Alan Chin
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  Daddy’s Money
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 210 pages
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: Unbelievable and unlikable characters ruined what could have been a great book.

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The Prince of Winds

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Title: The Prince of Winds
Author: Tali Spencer
Cover Artist: Shobana Appavu
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon Buy Link
Genre: fantasy
Length: novel (168 pages)
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a fantasy story that fell short due too badly written dialogue and unbelievable characters, but with interesting mythology mixed in that just failed to keep my interest.

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Doubtless

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Title: Doubtless
Author: Cat Grant
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Buy Link:  Doubtless (Irresistible Attraction)
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novella (53 pages)
Rating: 1.5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: An all too easy transition from frumpy, repressed ladies man to cleaned up, confident pursuer of all things male.

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A Better Man

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Title: A Better Man
Author: R.J. Scott & Jamie Reese
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Buy Link:  A Better Man
Genre: Contemporary M/M romance
Length: 290 pages
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary:  An emotionally driven romance complete with over-the-top angst between two men that think and act more like teenage girls.

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