~Release Day Review~Long Shot (Hoops #1) by Kennedy Ryan~


30555412Title: Long Shot 
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Series: Hoops #1
Page Count: 306 pages
Genre(s): Romance, (A Standalone Basketball Romance)
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl? You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.
Now there’s a new player in the game, August West. 
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden. 
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go.

*Author’s Note:  There are aspects of this story that may be sensitive for some readers.

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I just knew going into this one, that there was gonna be angst…lots and lots of angst. But I am a tough chick, so I figured I could take it. https://www.google.com/search?q=emoticons

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Of course, I overestimated my toughness https://www.google.com/search?q=emoticons That’s oke though…No worries…

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~Review~Alphas Like Us (Like Us #3) by Krista & Becca Ritchie~


38316963Title: Alphas Like Us
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #3
Page Count: 489 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


His Bodyguard. His Love. 
Maverick, know-it-all bodyguard Farrow Keene knows publicly dating American royalty comes with a great cost. Everyone wants a piece of their relationship. And as a protective boyfriend, he’s not here for the malicious hands that grab at their love life and seek to rip them apart. 
But Farrow is confident — he’s confident that he could’ve never prepared for the storm to come.
Keep him safe.
Maximoff Hale isn’t a big fan of change. And to regain the charity CEO position he lost, he agrees to a task that he’s always rejected. One that could uproot his unconventional world. 
But Maximoff is afraid — he’s afraid of the consequences that could destroy his boyfriend and his family. 
Keep him safe.
Changes are on the horizon. 
Big. Messy. Complicated. Changes. 
Maximoff & Farrow will fight for their forever. And with every breath, they promise that their love story won’t end here. 
–The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must read Books 1 and 2 before reading Alphas Like Us.–

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Let me start out, by saying that this book can not be read as a standalone. It has a continuing storyline, so you should definitely start with book 1. Now if you really want to enjoy this series, you should start with the Addicted / Calloway Sisters series. You don’t have to...but the books are awesome, so why skip (unless you don’t read M/F, because yes they are M/F)

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~Release Day Review~Twisted and Tied (Marshals #4) by Mary Calmes~


37660998Title: Twisted and Tied
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Marshals #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 266 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones finally has everything he ever wanted. He’s head-over-heels in love and married to the man of his dreams, his partner Ian Doyle, he’s doing well at work, and all his friends are in good places as well. Things are all tied up nicely… until they’re not.
Change has never been easy for Miro, and when situations at work force the team he’s come to depend on to break apart, and worst of all, his and Ian’s individual strengths put them on two separate paths, he’s pretty certain everything just went up in smoke. But before he can even worry about the future, his past comes for a visit, shaking his world up even more. It’s hard to tell what road he should truly be on, but as he learns some paths are forged and others are discovered, it might be that where he’s going is the right course after all. If he can navigate all the twists and turns, he and Ian might just get their happily ever after.

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Mary Calmes is one of my favorite authors and this series is definitely one of my favorite series, which means that Miro and Ian are also one of my favorite couples… 😜


Now, I promised not to put any spoilers in my review, which is pretty hard since all info I give can be considered a spoiler…So I will keep this review simple and try to stick to how it made me feel…Needless to say, this book rocked! Just like the ones that came before…

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~Release Day Review~Robbie (Confessions #1) by Ella Frank~


37664461Title: Robbie
Author: Ella Frank
Series: Confessions #1
Genre(s): M/M/M, Romance
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Relationships are complex. Love ever-changing.
And when it comes to rules of the heart, they were made to be broken…
That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.
Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done.
No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.
But trouble was nothing new.
Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:
If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it.
And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.

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I absolutely loved the “Temptation” series and I have been a big fan of Robbie since he was introduced in “Try”. I loved how he loved Logan, and I enjoyed his teasing ways when it came to Tate. But what I really wanted for him, was to find someone to call his own…and boy did he?!!

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He didn’t just find someone though…he found two someones. 😛


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~Release Day Review~When Everything Is Blue by Laura Lascarso~


38358824Title: When Everything Is Blue
Author: Laura Lascarso
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 216 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


When they were kids, Chris Mitcham rescued Theo from the neighborhood bullies and taught him how to “be cool.” Now, years later, Theo’s developed feelings for his best friend that arise at the most inopportune times. Theo hates lying to Chris, but in coming out, he might lose the one person who understands him best, a risk he’s not willing to take.
When a relationship with another young man goes south, Theo is forced to confront his own sexuality along with his growing attraction to Chris and his stunted, tenuous relationship with his father. Will Chris abandon Theo when he learns the truth, or will he stand by him in this tumultuous season of self-discovery?
In this quirky coming-of-age romance, Theo’s path to manhood is fraught with awkward firsts and a few haters, but also the unexpected comfort of a friend turned lover.

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Absolutely loved it! One of the BEST friends to lovers stories I’ve read…I’m not a massive fan of YA stories but when they’re done well there is NOTHING better. This is so well written, conveying such strong emotions with two MCs that absolutely stole my heart. Theo and Chris have been best friends for years…16 years old, but, at times, showing so much maturity that their age didn’t really matter.

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~Review~Sanctuary Found (Pelican Bay #2) by Sloane Kennedy~


36573904Title: Sanctuary Found
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: Pelican Bay #2
Page Count: 307 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Coming home should be the easiest thing in the world, but I’ve never felt more lost…
When his stellar military career comes to an abrupt and terrible end, thirty-two-year-old Maddox Kent returns to the town he never planned to step foot into again, hoping to mend the rift he himself caused with the brother he left behind. But coming home means facing some hard truths about himself and his actions. When he has the chance to start making amends by helping his brother with the wildlife sanctuary he runs, Maddox is thrown another curveball when a stranger appears…
As long as we keep moving, everything will be okay. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway…
For twenty-one-year-old Isaac, Pelican Bay is only supposed to be a stopping point on the trek from San Francisco to New York. With his little brother, Newt, in tow, Isaac is just looking to make things right by returning something of value to a person he wronged. But “getting lost” in the next big city proves to be a problem when the brutal Minnesota winter claims Isaac’s car and strands him and Newt at the animal sanctuary. When the owners of the place offer him a job, a desperate Isaac agrees, despite the presence of a man Isaac instinctively knows could be his downfall…
It should be so easy to let him go, but I can’t. And not just because I want to protect him…
Nothing about Isaac makes sense to Maddox. Not his piercings or makeup or flashy clothes. And most certainly not the snarky mouth that doesn’t match the vulnerability Maddox sees in the younger man’s eyes. But one thing does make sense to the hardened former soldier. Isaac is running from something, and Maddox’s gut is telling him not to let Isaac and little Newt go until he can ferret out the truth.
But having Isaac around means trying to make sense of something else Maddox isn’t expecting… his own body’s response to the beautiful younger man. Aside from their explosive chemistry, nothing about the straitlaced soldier and the secretive misfit works.
But maybe that’s exactly why it does…

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Even though this series is a bit different than what I was used from Sloane Kennedy, I really enjoyed reading the first book. Now this second one I loved even more!


I was very intrigued with Isaac and his little brother when I first met them in “Locked in Silence”. Little Newt stole my heart the moment I met him and he continued to do so throughout this book.

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~Review~In Wild Lemon Groves by Selina Kray~


37842971Title: In Wild Lemon Groves
Author: Selina Kray
Page Count: 212 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars


A telltale knock on a quiet winter night is a sound no husband wants to hear.
Sébastien Osaki has spent the past three years surviving the loss of his beloved Henry. When Seb lands in Amalfi, Italy, for their would-have-been tenth-anniversary trip, he’s haunted by the memory of the man he loved. Following Henry’s notebook leads him to some breathtaking coastal views but also right back to his despair. Seb’s there to get his groove back, not let the past wrong-foot him at every turn.
Enter Andrea Sorrentino, chauffeur, part-time pet whisperer, a Bernini statue in a soccer tee and tight shorts. From the moment Andrea picks Seb up from the airport, he knows just how to soothe Seb’s case of the sulks. But Seb isn’t sure he’s ready for Mr. Right Now, let alone a potential Mr. Right, in a part of the world where all roads lead back to Henry.
Can sun, sea, and eating your weight in pasta mend a tragedy-stricken heart? Will wine-soaked Amalfi nights and long walks through lemon groves work their magic on Seb’s wounded soul? Or will he slink back into the shell of his grief once his grand Italian adventure is over?

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I need to start with part of the Author’s note at the end of the book…

“In 2015, for one of those big “0” birthdays, I gifted myself a trip to the Amalfi Coast, a place so beautiful and so romantic it almost defies description. Being a writer, I had to at least try to put my experience into words…”

And she certainly did put it into words, in the most beautiful way. She’s portrayed such a mesmerizing picture of the Amalfi Coast seen through Sebastien’s eyes.

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~Release Day Review~Out of the Ashes (A Metahuman Files: Classified Novella #1) by Hailey Turner~


38225001Title: Out of the Ashes
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: A Metahuman Files: Classified Novella #1
Page Count: 87 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sci-Fi, Military
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating:4.5 Stars


War never leaves a soldier behind.
Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin is still healing from his brief stint as a prisoner of war. While his physical wounds have mended, the emotional scars left behind are slow to disappear. Eager to prove his resilience in the face of lingering trauma, Alexei is determined to complete his first mission in three months and get back into the field—but he’s not forging ahead without his lover.
Nightmares will always linger.
Agent Sean Delaney’s recovery from trauma is more slow going than he would like, but he pushes through in order to return to active duty and not be left behind. But every decision he makes leaves him feeling like he’s gone two steps forward and one step back when it comes to Alexei. The guilt Sean feels from what they both endured still colors his interactions with the man he loves. Trying to overcome it is difficult and exhausting, making Sean question his place in Alexei’s heart.
Holding on is the hardest thing to do.
The ties between Alexei and Sean were frayed by the enemy’s hand. Mending what’s been broken between them will require a depth of honesty neither man is ready to face just yet. But if they don’t, they risk losing a future together neither wants to let go…
Out of the Ashes is a 28,000 word novella that follows directly after In the Blood in my Metahuman Files series and builds off of events in that book. It is recommended that you read In the Bloodfirst before reading Out of the Ashes. There are explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18 within the novella.

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I am normally not a big fan of novella’s, and when I can …I usually skip them.

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But when I found out why there was gonna be an “in between” novella,  I gladly made an exception it. This is my fav couple after all!!

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~Pre-Release Review~Bobby Green (Johnnies #5) by Amy Lane~


36594567Title: Bobby Green
Author: Johnnies #5
Series: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables. 
As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. It’s the sweet guy who held the lights for his first solo scene, who showed him decency, kindness, and a smile.
Reg Williams likes to think he’s too stupid to realize what a shitty hand life dealt him, but Bobby knows better. What Reg lacks in family, opportunity, education, and money, he makes up for in heart. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.
But Reg is hampered by an inescapable family burden, and he and Bobby will never fly unless he can find a way to manage it. Can he break the painful link to his unrealized childhood and grow into the love Bobby wants to give?

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I couldn’t believe it when I found out that one of my favorite series…“Johnnies”… was getting another book! Two books from that series are on my “deserves 6 stars” shelve, “Chase in Shadow” and “Dex in Blue” so you can imagine my excitement!!

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~Pre-Release Review~Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2) by K.A. Merikan~


36216326Title: Just Here for the Pain
Authors: K.A. Merikan
Series: The Underdogs, #2
Page Count: 240 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, BDSM
Release Date: February 4, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating:4.5 Stars


…Whips and chains – not optional…
Sid. Drummer for The Underdogs. Secretly yearning for pain and submission.

Asher. AKA Stan. Stalker. More than meets the eye.
It’s hard to find good hookups while on tour. Sid wants pain, humiliation, and the kind of sex that isn’t easy to get from one-night stands. So for now, he’s given up, settled for an online Dom to get his rocks off, and focused on his band instead. The Underdogs are getting increasingly popular, but there is one fan who has followed Sid since before he even joined the band, and he’s driving Sid mad! Rich, spoiled hipster brat looking for the bad boy experience. If he knew what Sid was really into, he would run for the hills.
Asher is convinced that Sid is The One, his One True Love, his endgame. Years ago, Asher lost his virginity to Sid, and from that moment on, he knew it was meant to be. They had a spark, that honest connection that couldn’t be faked. The members of Sid’s band call him a stalker, but all he wants is to offer Sid his love. When Sid finally chokes out what he wants, Asher is more than ready to unleash it on him.
But the last time Sid was out as gay and submissive, he got badly burnt when his former band kicked him out, and the doors to many opportunities slammed in his face. 
Asher wants the whole world to know that he’s dating Sid. Problem is, Sid would much rather keep the relationship as pain-with-benefits.

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Another brilliant read by K.A. Merikan where, once again, the reader is pushed to the limits. For someone who really isn’t into BDSM this one totally worked for me and I think it’s down to the characters of Sid and Asher. 

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~Review~Power Play by Cara Dee~


37844337Title: Power Play
Author: Cara Dee
Page Count: 276 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars


I was my own worst enemy. For as much as I depended on order and a structured life to easier manage my bipolar disorder, fire was irresistible and indisputably my favorite toy to play with. On the ice, it turned me into a hotheaded hockey player. In the bedroom, my attitude was my last defense, a front I wanted to see tumbling down. But lately, all I got was burned.
Love sucked. Correction: it sucked when you were in love with your parents’ closest friend and he didn’t feel the same. I admitted my feelings for Madigan Monroe over a year ago, and I was still waiting for a response. Now my balance was gone. My anxiety was all over the place, my fits of rage had just earned me a suspension from the team, I questioned myself at every turn, and being home for two weeks was gonna make it impossible to avoid Madigan.
I used to be his Abel, his sweetheart, his trouble. It’d been the two of us against the world since I was a kid. I’d even discovered we had kink in common! On paper, I was seemingly perfect for him. Maybe that was why his nonverbal rejection hurt so much. Or maybe it was because, recently, he seemed hell-bent on us “being friends” again.
Whatever. I was a loser, and I couldn’t resist him for crap.

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Well, Daddy likes it filthy…damn this was hot and pushed all my buttons…Who would have thought this book would be a total hit for me? I didn’t read the blurb, all I saw was that Cara Dee had a new book out. BDSM and DD/lb isn’t normally my thing at all.I’ve read a few books about Daddy Kink and it’s never really got me going…in fact I’ve found them quite cringing…WELL, my opinion definitely changed here.I absolutely loved this.I’m definitely not an expert on BDSM but I would say this isn’t hardcore at all.It’s more about the kink and it was just delicious.

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~Review~Combust (Everyday Heroes #2) by K. Bromberg~


38223261Title: Combust
Author: K. Bromberg
Series: Everyday Heroes #2
Page Count: 308 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


From New York Times Bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes the second standalone book in the Everyday Heroes series. Just how hot will firefighter Grady Malone turn up the heat? 
Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned. 
By her boyfriend, she found in her bed . . . with someone else. 
By the contract, she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete. 
By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low. 
When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still . . . a rebound has never looked so good. 
That’s her first thought when she sees firefighter Grady Malone. 
Sexy. Charismatic. Unapologetic. He’s a man who carries his own scars—the ones on his back, the survivor’s guilt on his soul, and the fear in his heart. 
When an unexpected visitor puts their roommate status to the test, will their undeniable attraction burn out, or will they both take a chance and play with fire? 

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The first book in this series, “Cuffed”  was about hot cop Grant Malone. I really enjoyed his’s story, but I was very much looking forward to reading about his brothers…medevac pilot Greyson and firefighter Grady as well…This one is Grady’s story and boy was it HOT…And in this case, the firefighter was the cause of the flames! Damn the mouth on that man!!

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