Tag Archives: 2.75 stars

Wedded Bliss

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Wedded BlissTitle: Wedded Bliss
Author: A. J. Llewellyn
Cover Art: Sara York & Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Quill
Buy Link: Amazon – n/a, Publisher
Length: Novella/22,000 words
Genre: Contemporary M/M romance
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Green Card-type story with gay characters which wasn’t completely successful.

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Fool For Love

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cg_foolforloveTitle: Fool For Love
Author: Cassandra Gold
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Link:  Fool for Love, Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 2.75 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A huge age difference and a formulaic approach throw this romance off balance.

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Designs of Desire

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DesignsofDesireTitle: Designs of Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link:Publisher Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

Review by Zac D

Review Summary: A story with prevalent themes and a brave MC, unfortunately let down by an overcooked plot. The cover is intriguingly beautiful, and James’s disability inspired, but the rest of the book is a bit of a mess.
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The Bell Tower of St. Barnabas

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Title: The Bell Tower of St. Barnabas
Author: Alice Keats
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon Buy Link
Genre: romance, contemporary, fairy tale, young adult
Length: novella (132 pages)
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: A sweet, light story with a Dolly Parton like fairy god mother that had a lot of potential but failed in the execution.

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After the End

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AftertheEndTitle: After the End
Author: Alex Kidwell
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  After the End
Genre: contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: A sentimental and emotional tale of a man accepting the loss of his partner and choosing to move forward. Emotional and sentimental aren’t my thing so it wasn’t a good choice for me.

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Don’t Try This At Home (anthology)

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Title: Don’t Try This At Home
Author: Anthology, several
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner
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Genre: anthology
Length: 290 pages
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: An uneven collection that tends to over-the-top. Continue reading

XBar

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Title: XBar
Author: Michele L. Montgomery
Cover Artist: unknown
Publisher: Dare Empire
Buy Link: XBar
Genre: contemporary, BDSM (minor)
Length: 83K words
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Huge unwarned-for issues and some serious ambivalence over the true-story aspect made this a very distressing read. Continue reading

Ensnared

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Title: Ensnared 
Author: Dawn H. Hawkes
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Alternate World, Romance
Length: Novel (171 pages/ 34456 words)
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: A drawn out, tedious story that had a lot of potential, but failed to deliver

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Chasing Shadows

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Title: Chasing Shadows
Author: Jez Morrow
Cover Art: Alessia Brio
Publisher: Torquere Press
Buy Link: Chasing Shadows
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/ Paranormal/ Werewolves
Length: 49,000 words
Rating: 2.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Exciting concept but surprisingly uneven execution results in a frustrating read.

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Something New

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Title: Something New
Author: Tia Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Amazon Buy Link: Something New
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novella (130 pages)
Rating: 2.75 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A nice enough romance with an unfortunately predictable storyline.

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First Time, Forever

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Title and Link: First Time, Forever
Author: KC Burn
Cover Artist: Unknown/Harlequin
Publisher: Carina Press
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: 24,000 words
Rating: 2.75 out of 5 stars

 

A guest review by Lasha

 

Summary Review: A sweet story about two empty-nesters who are trying to rekindle their romance and fighting a Big Misunderstanding to get there.

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Best of Both Worlds

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Title: Best of Both Worlds
Author: Liz Andrews
Cover Art: Kim Killion
Publisher: Samhain
Buy Link: Best of Both Worlds
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Length: Novella
Rating: 2.75 out 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Heavy handed OFY erotica with characters I couldn’t believe in.

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Take Me Home

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Title: Take Me Home
Author: Sloan Parker
Cover Artist: Marci Gass
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Link:Take Me Home
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 91K words
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Endless unresolved relationship tension, slightly off-kilter plot points, and lots of repetition made for a frustrating read. Continue reading

Snakeskin Boots

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Title: Snakeskin Boots
Author: Xara X. Xanakas
Cover Artist: Cat Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal/Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: 170 pages
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius

Summary: This story introduced me to new (for me) additions to the continuously growing family of weres in m/m romance — snakes, scorpions, elephant and some others. Unfortunately these weres were the most original part of the story as I found the plot boring and the characters lacking depth.

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Witch Hunt

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Title: Witch Hunt
Author: Nick Chivers
Cover Art: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Witch Hunt
Genre: M/M Fantasy / Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Rating: 2.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: An over-explained fantasy with the  general feel of a basic computer game.

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