Tag Archives: 2.5 stars

Eli’s Promise (The Bar Next Door, book 2)

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ElisPromise72lgTitle and Link: Eli’s Promise
Author: Lissa Matthews
Cover Artist: Kendra Egert
Publisher URL: Samhain Publishing
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Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Short Novella
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

Review Summary:  I did not find this book to be an interesting read because there was not enough character development and the dialogue was flat.

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A Minor Inconvenience

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Publishing date: January 14 2014

Title: A Minor Inconvenience 
Author: Sarah Granger
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher
Genre: Historical
Length: Novel (264 pages)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: Too predictable and formulaic to be exciting.

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Beautiful Dreamer

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Beautiful DreamerTitle: Beautiful Dreamer
Author: Sam Singer
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Beautiful Dreamer
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Length: 220 pages
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Lloyd A. Meeker

Review Summary: A sweet but odd retelling of Sleeping Beauty

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Twelve Tasks

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TwelveTasksLGTitle: Twelve Tasks
Author: Therese Woodson
Cover Artist: Leah Kaye Suttle
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher
Genre: Contemporary, Humor
Length: Novella (210 pages)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: Light, quirky and entertaining but ultimately unsatisfactory for me for several reasons.

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The Pauper Prince

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Title: The Pauper Prince
Author: Sui Lynn
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  The Pauper Prince (Changing Moon), Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: Novel
Rating: 2.5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A valiant attempt at creating a paranormal world that was overwhelmed by emotionalism and unchecked world building.

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Kentucky 98 Proof

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med_Kentucky98ProofTitle: Kentucky 98 Proof
Author: K.C. Kendricks
Publisher: Amber Allure
Buy Links: PublisherAmazon
Genre: Contemporary m/m romance
Length: Extended Novella (34 k words)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review: A nice, unassuming boy-meets-boy story, set in wintry rural Kentucky.

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It Should Have Been You

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ItShouldHaveBeenYouTitle: It Should Have Been You
Author: Michael Murphy
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond (Art by Michael Breyette)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  It Should Have Been You, Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: Novel
Rating: 2.5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A shocking true story that suffered from fictionalization.

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Stockholm Syndrome

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Stockholm SyndromeTitle: Stockholm Syndrome
Author: Sage Marlowe
Cover art: Posh Gosh
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Buy link: n/a yet on Amazon, Publisher
Length: Novel/168 PDF pages
Genre: M/M/Thriller/Suspense
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: Promising concept, with many lost opportunities to make the story shine, ultimately – forgettable.

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Melting the Ice Witch

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meltingtheicewitch400Title: Melting the Ice Witch
Author: Mell Eight
Cover Artist: London Burden
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher
Genre: fantasy
Length: novella
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a book with a promising blurb, but the actual story fell short of the mark

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The Au Pair Affair

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AuPairAffair-The72smTitle: The Au Pair Affair
Author: Bonnie Dee
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Links: Amazon, Publisher
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Category (182 pages)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by jeayci

Review Summary: A classic, Harlequinesque story of the billionaire and the nanny, that didn’t quite work for me.

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A Good Name For a Hero

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17832127Title: A Good Name For a Hero
Author: D.E. Elledge
Cover Artist: Christine Griffin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links: Amazon, Publisher
Genre: m/m contemporary romance
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by J.K. Hogan

Review Summary: An interesting mystery with a romance that fell short of the mark.

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Lights, Camera, Zombies!

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lightscamerazombies185Title: Lights, Camera, Zombies!
Author: Kiernan Kelly
Cover Artist: BSClay
Publisher: Torquere Press
Amazon Buy Link: Lights, Camera, Zombies!
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 15,400 words
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by K.C. Beaumont

Review Summary: An interesting take on a wildly popular storyline that tried to cram too much information into too few words.

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The Company Man (Red Dragon #1)

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bb_thecompanymanTitle: The Company Man  (Red Dragon #1)
Author: Becky Black
Cover Artist: Scott Carpenter
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novel (257 pages)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena
Review Summary: A paint-by-numbers scifi romance for people that like all their heroes to be good, honest men.

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Trill to Me Sweetly

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3933TrillToMeSweetly510-220x330Title: Trill to Me Sweetly
Author: Charlie Richards
Cover Artist: Scott Carpenter
Publisher: Extasy Books
Amazon Buy Link: Trill to Me Sweetly (A Paranormal’s Love)
Publisher Buy Link: Trill to Me Sweetly
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 118 pages
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by ZenHarley

Review Summary: Big blue guy with wings meets his fated mate. One of them may end up pregnant. Don’t ask.

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