Archives for May 2016

Review: Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne

loud and clearReviewed by Jen

If you’re looking for a short and sweet little m/m romance, this one fits the bill. It features two men who are each struggling with their own disabilities, yet somehow manage to make an unlikely connection with one another. I enjoy stories where the hero has odds to overcome, and here, the issues are exponential, because of what these men are struggling with: one can barely speak, due to a terrible stutter, while the other can’t read, because of major dyslexia. Communication is a serious challenge, yet somehow, these two make it work. [Read more…]

Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

what you needReviewed by Jaimie

I must admit – as much as I love Lorelei James, I’ve had it in my head that it’s only due to the sexy way she writes cowboys. Because of this, I have had her new contemporary romance What You Need, the first in her Need You series, just sitting there waiting to be read.  I’m so glad I finally decided to read it, and once I started, I couldn’t put it down.  There’s no big suspense or action; it is just a really great story with a lovable hero who has a lot of insecurities, and a strong heroine who has had her fair share of difficulty in life. [Read more…]

Review: Kill or Be Kilt by Victoria Roberts

kill or be kiltReviewed by Jen

This is the third book in Victoria Roberts’ Highland Spies series, and while I could definitely see threads of the prior stories, this book holds up just fine as a standalone. Generally, I’m not a fan of an overly young heroine, especially when the hero is almost twice her age. And I don’t love it here, either. Elizabeth is only 18 year-old, and while the book constantly reminds me that she is an adult of her time, 18 is, well, 18. And the hero is decidedly full-grown at 33. That being said, there were parts of the dynamic between them that I liked. I’ll get to that in a moment. [Read more…]

Review: Tall, Tatted and Tempting by Tammy Falkner

Portrait of passionate young couple romancing over white backgroundReviewed by Joanna

Kit is 19 and homeless after running away from her privileged but prison-like home life. She busks for a living and one day goes into a tattoo parlor to spend some of her hard earned money on a tattoo (priorities, right? But then story) and is directed to Logan.

Logan sees this dark-haired beauty and assumes she’s after one thing – he’s deaf and women come to him for no string sex. Mainly cos he’s great in bed, very good looking and they don’t have to talk to him after. Poor guy, must be awful for him. [Read more…]

Review: Completing the Pass by Jeanette Murray

completing the passReviewed by Janell

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of sports-themed romance, but boy did I enjoy this story about a backup quarterback and the girl he’s known since he was in diapers.

Carri’s mom met Josh’s mom in a prenatal class, and they became best friends. Carri and Josh grew up together, first as indifferent toddlers, then forced playmates, always with their moms in the background hoping for a marriage. Can you imagine? That led to rebellious loathing and antagonism throughout high school. Carri moved out of state as soon as she could to escape her mother’s overbearing presence. [Read more…]

Review: The Visitor by Amanda Stevens

visitorReviewed by Jen

They say good things come to those who wait. Well, it feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this fourth installment of the Graveyard Queen series. But it was worth it. This book was deliciously creepy. It had the same dark tone as the first three stories, but it felt like a new beginning. The characters I know and love are back, but their lives are turning a corner as a new series arc begins.

The mystery of Devlin’s haunting is put to bed, but only to make room for Amelia to become haunted herself. This ghost –who looks just like her– opens the door for Amelia to delve into her own past and family history. It uncovers more questions with every new answer she finds. And while this is a very Amelia-centric book, the drama with Devlin isn’t over. Only now, instead of the threat coming from his dead wife, it’s about his very-much alive grandfather and family legacy. [Read more…]

Review: Persuasion by Violetta Rand

persuasionReviewed by Jaimie

Persuasion is the first book in the Sons of Odin MC series by Violetta Rand. The description of the book intrigued me, despite not typically being a fan of motorcycle club stories, and I am really glad I gave it a shot. It had everything I love about a good book – great story, a kick ass hero and heroine, and smoking hot sex. [Read more…]

Review: The Dragon’s Temptation by Lily Cahill

dragons temptationReviewed by Joanna

I picked this up because I was intrigued by the idea of having five authors write one book as one voice. Can this ever be consistent?

So, to the premise. Felicity and her sister Joy have moved from NYC to Augustus to get away from their famous family, the Valdez, and all the trouble that comes with their name. They now run a tea shop called the Witches Brew where Felicity uses her magic powers to create potions and cool cakes and the like, whilst Joy takes her smokin’ body on drug binges and out night clubbing. [Read more…]

Review: Shatter by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

shatterReviewed by Jen

I have to admit, I wasn’t stoked about reading Snow’s book.  I’m really not big on rough sex or dark heroes with a penchant for pain. I enjoyed the first book in this series, though, and I’ve never been disappointed by Jocelynn Drake, so I decided to try it anyway. And I’m glad I did. Because this book didn’t cross the lines I thought it would and the authors actually turned my expectations on their ear. So… yay. [Read more…]

Review: Dirty Dix by Monica James

dirty dixReviewed by Joanna

Dixon is a cocky $500/hour psychiatrist who specializes in addiction. He sees people for all sorts of issues and quite often ends up screwing them in his office. And he bones not only his patients, but pretty much any lady who shows interest in him (and he’s hot, so many do). The title of this book has been given for good reason.

Now, Dix has been burned – his fiancé cheated on him with his close friend and this probably explains why he screws around so much. He thinks he’ll never love again until one day, he meets someone he actually likes and can see a future with. [Read more…]