Tag Archives: 3 stars

InDebted

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IndebtedLGTitle: Indebted
Author: A. R. Hawkins
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link Indebted
Genre: M/M Romance
Length: 270 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Lloyd A. Meeker

Review Summary: An extravagant but well thought-out plot featuring characters in an unrealistic mafia-style setting.

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Double Hue

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9781629290775Title: Double Hue
Author: Briana Lawrence
Cover artist: Dawne Dominique
Publisher: Eternal Press (a Division of Damnation Books LLC)
Buy Link:Double Hue
Genre: LGBT/mystery/thriller
Length: 80815 words
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius

Summary: This story gives a nice twist to “let’s go back to the recent past and try to save a loved one” narrative, but present tense did not work for me and several plot turns disappointed.

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Chasing The Sun

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ChasingtheSunLGTitle & Link: Chasing The Sun
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Cover Artist: Michael Breyette
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  Chasing the Sun (Provincetown)
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novella
Rating: 3 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A sequel that had great promise but left too many problems too easily resolved.

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Not As Easy As It Looks

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NotasEasyasitLooksTitle: Not As Easy As It Looks
Author: Jaime Samms
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Genre: Western/coming of age/MMM
Length: 220
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Review by Zac D

Review Summary: A frustrating read, from the book that had the potential to be magical. A lovely, resonant tone, but a convoluted plot left a lot to be desired and tainted what could’ve been a wonderful read.
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The Trials of Gregg

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Title & Link: The Trials of Gregg
Author: Stephani Hecht
Cover Artist: Carmen Waters
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Buy Link:  The Trials of Gregg (Lost Shifter)
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella (110 pages)
Rating: 3 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: Another installment in the Lost Shifters Series that just missed out on having the needed adventure to make it an exciting addition to the series.

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Isherwood

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IsherwoodTitle: Isherwood
Author: Missy Welsh
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Buy Link: Isherwood
Amazon Buy Link:  Isherwood
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel (53k words)
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: Too many plots and subplots happening in one book.  At least for me, less would have been more.

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Bad Idea

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BadIdea-DamonSuede500pxTitle and Link: Bad Idea
Author: Damon Suede
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher URL:
Amazon Buy Link  Bad Idea (Itch Series)
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Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel/340 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: I liked this book better during the boys’ break up than when they were getting together. Good story, but one with issues.

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Bound for Keeps (Men of Honor #5)

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BoundForKeeps72lgTitle and Link: Bound for Keeps (Men of Honor 5)
Author: S.E. Jakes
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher URL: Samhain
Amazon Buy Link Bound for Keeps (Men of Honor)
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Genre: Contemporary M/M/M, BDSM (light), Military
Length: Novel/224 print pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Review Summary: Can a third fit within an established relationship between two men and feel loved? Read Shane’s story and find out.

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A Little Night Murder

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A Little Night MurderTitle: A Little Night Murder
Author: J.S. Cook
Cover Art: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: A Little Night Murder
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Historical M/M Romance
Length: Novel/200 PDF pages/63,510 words
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: A decent historical mystery with some problems.

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Drama Queens with Love Scenes

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147c42f0Title: Drama Queens with Love Scenes
Author: Kevin Klehr
Cover artist:
Publisher: Cambridge Press US
Amazon Buy Link:Drama Queens with Love Scenes
Genre: fantasy romance
Length: 342 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius

Summary:

This was a well written book, but the characters did not engage me, therefore the whole reading experience was a frustrating one.

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This Is Love

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ThisisLoveTitle: This Is Love
Author: Allison Cassatta and Remmy Duchene
Cover Artist: Allison Cassata
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link:  Publisher Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 198 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Review by Zac D

Review Summary: A good premise and brave idea. Some wonderful elements, let down by some weak execution. Ultimately, a vacation read. (And there’s nothing wrong with that, right?)
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Purpose

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PurposeTitle: Purpose
Author: Andrew Q. Gordon
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Buy Link: Purpose
Amazon Buy Link:  Purpose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 270 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: The action and paranormal parts were great, but I wasn’t feeling the romance.

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Love Me Back To Life

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med_LoveMeBackToLifeTitle and Link: Love Me Back To Life
Author: M.L Rhodes
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure 
Publisher Buy Link:
Amazon buy link: Love Me Back To Life
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Extended Novella. 39000 words
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Review by Zac D

Review Summary: A slightly over crowded, predictable read, but enjoyable enjoyable nonetheless, with a well described setting and likable characters. Shame about the dodgy timeframe.

WARNING

The plot of this book is centered around the rape/incest hidden in the past of one of the main characters. Not a problem for me, but if it’s triggering for you, avoid.

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Truth or Lie

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TruthOrLieTitle: Truth or Lie
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Buy Links: Amazon, publisher
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal-lite
Length: Novella (125 pages/approx. 30k words)
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn

Review Summary: It hit all my “meh” buttons.

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