~Release Day Review~Dirty Games (Dirty #2) by HelenKay Dimon~


34997330Title: Dirty Games
HelenKay Dimon
Dirty #2
Page Count:
247 pages
M/M, Romance
Release Date: 
March 20, 2018
✮3.5 Stars✮


Sometimes, to get what you want in business or in love, you have to get your hands dirty. Luckily for Finn and Justin, dirty comes naturally.
Finn Drummond is the baby in a family of sharks—which means he’s worked twice as hard to make a name for himself. After learning the tricks of the trade from his brothers, Finn’s just as ruthless and dominant. Out in the field, his appetites are legendary: for success, for money, for women and men. But when supplies from Drummond Charities go missing, Finn has to partner up with the smoldering ex–Army grunt who’s always challenging his authority—or giving him mixed signals.
Justin Miller wanted his attraction to Finn to be mutual, but the cocky brat always had a girlfriend. Who could blame Justin for trying to move on? Despite their history, they’ve got to work together to figure out who’s been derailing their humanitarian work. But after Justin and Finn are thrown together against gunrunners and kidnappers, their simmering chemistry turns explosive. Turns out, Finn knows how to handle himself in a crisis—and in the sack. Justin only hopes that hot sex is enough to persuade this spoiled pretty boy to do the right thing.

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When I read book 1 in this series, one person stood out for me and that was Finn, so I was really looking forward to reading his story. I was very excited jumping into this one but when I did…I got so confused…

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I didn’t understand what was going on, and it felt like I was thrown into the middle of a story and missed the beginning…Maybe I should have read book 1 again before starting this one, but since it hasn’t been that long, I didn’t figure it necessary…my bad. So it took me some time to really get into this one…

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~Review~Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend #1) by Eden Finley~


39298105Title: Fake Out
Author: Eden Finley
Series: Fake Boyfriend #1
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮


The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I’m a liar. 
When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire. 
Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend—the boyfriend who doesn’t exist because I’m straight. 
At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I’m bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself. 
When my sister asks me to pretend to be some straight guy’s boyfriend, my automatic response is to say no. It’s because of guys like him people don’t believe me when I tell them I’m gay. 
But Maddox has something I need. 
After an injury that cost me my baseball career, I’m trying to leave my playing days behind and focus on being the best sports agent I can be. Forty-eight hours with my sister’s best friend in exchange for a meeting with a possible client. I can do this. 
I just wish he wasn’t so hot. Or that he didn’t kiss like he means it. 
Wait … why is the straight guy kissing me? 
–Fake Out is a full-length MM novel with no cliffhanger.–

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This is a new to me author, and the blurb had me very curious…This story was pretty much the world upside down for me…


When Maddox felt like he couldn’t break up with his high school girlfriend, he told her he was gay just so he could escape her…and she wouldn’t be too broken-hearted.


Things pretty much blow up in his face though, when his ex-girlfriend informs the whole town of his gayness before he even gets home. This includes his parents, who are really supportive of him being gay.


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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~The Blueprint (The Game, #1) by S.E. Harmon~


38504190Title: The Blueprint
Author: S.E. Harmon
Series: The Game, #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 270 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮


Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life. He has friends, a wonderful family, and a great job. But his love life has reached a new level of pitiful. Why? Well, his heart decided to break all the rules. Don’t fall in love with a straight guy. And definitely, don’t fall in love with your best friend.
NFL standout Britton “Blue” Montgomery has pressure coming at him from all sides. From his father, who’s only interested in Blue’s football career. From his coaches, who just want him to play without getting injured again. From the fans. From his agent. And from his mother, who has popped up on the radar after leaving his family years before. And now his relationship with Kelly is on shaky ground, and that frightens Blue more than anything.
When Kelly admits he’s in love with Blue, bonds are tested, and Blue has to decide what’s really important. He doesn’t want to lose the number-one person in his life, but the cost to keep Kelly close might be more than he’s willing to pay.
It’s a good thing his nickname is the Blueprint—it’s time to draft a new set of plans.

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The blurb of this one looked all kinds of promising to me…I mean SportsFriends to Lovers” “Opposites Attract and GFY all in one go!! There were definitely parts of this book that I was very pleased with…but I am sad to say that there were also parts I was not too happy with.

Blue and Kelly have been friends for a very long time. Blue is an NFL player and Kelly is a physics professor. Pretty awesome friend duo…” the nerd and the jock“. 😜


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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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~Release Day Review~Bitten By The Alpha (Regent’s Park Pack #4) by Annabelle Jacobs~


38327905Title: Bitten By The Alpha
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Series: Regent’s Park Pack #4
Page Count: 314 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮


Gareth’s heart is set on Cam, but Cam’s heart broke a long time ago. 
As alpha of the Regent’s Park Pack, Cam’s focus is always centred on its members—his personal life pushed aside after the death of his wife. Now that his pack has merged with the Primrose Hill shifters, he can’t afford any distractions.
Gareth’s been in love with his alpha for years, but his position as beta complicates matters. Added to the fact Cam still mourns his late wife, Gareth knows his feelings will never be reciprocated, so he buries them deep.
With the two packs already struggling to unite under one alpha, they get a surprise addition—one who causes more tension within the ranks. Under such strain, long-kept secrets are forced into the open. Gareth and Cam must deal with the aftermath, while also keeping the pack’s best interests at heart.

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I am a huge fan of this series, and I have really been looking forward to this book…the story of the Alpha of the Regent’s Pack…Cam…(sigh). I’ve had a little crush on Cam since book 1. I always found him so mysterious. He was always tough and caring at the same time. The perfect Alpha for a pack. 😉

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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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~Release Day Review~Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6) by Jay Northcote~


38594994Title: Pretty in Pink
Author: Jay Northcote
Series: Housemates #6
Page Count: 211 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 3.5 Stars


Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy–and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.
Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes–normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.
Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.
Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest–first with themselves, and then with each other.
—Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.—

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Ever since Johnny was introduced in the previous book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on him, so to speak…Get ready because this one is HOT! 😜

Ryan is straight, although he is definitely a bit bi-curious.He’s totally into tall, leggy blondes so when he sees a girl(he thinks) at a party he’s more than interested.When said blonde turns out to be a guy he’s not really put off. Johnny definitely hits the spot for him.

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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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~Blog Tour~Heart2Heart Anthology~Interview~Excerpt~Review~Giveaway~



May Archer * Charlie Cochet * Alison Hendricks * Sloane Kennedy * Lucy Lennox * Ruthie Luhnow * Lily Morton * Chris Owen * Poppy Dennison * Hailey Turner * A.E. Wasp

~Interview with Ruthie Luhnow~Excerpt~Review~Giveaway~

38395210Title: Heart2Heart, A Charity Anthology
Cover Design: AngstyG
Anthology Editor: Leslie Copeland
Page Count: 595 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars


Once upon a time, a bunch of M/M authors wondered… What if a dating app that guaranteed you a love match broke down just in time for Valentine’s Day? What if you found yourself on a blind date with a random guy who might be your opposite in every single way? It could be a disaster. Or… When the code breaks down, fate just might take over. 
Eleven of your favorite gay romance authors have joined forces to light up your Valentine’s Day with a collection of sweet, sexy, silly, and hot short stories, featuring a wacky cast of characters chosen from your reader suggestions! Morticians and magicians, superheroes and spies, lawyers and lobstermen, will all learn that love has nothing to do with algorithms… and sometimes you find it in the least-likely places. 
And the best part? All proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

It will only be available for 90 days, so Tuesday, May 8th will be the last time you can purchase this anthology.

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We encourage all readers to learn more about these groups and consider making a donation of your own. Every little bit helps.


Interview with Ruthie Luhnow

The Lawyer & The Lobsterman

Can you tell us a little bit about your characters?

Opposites attract: Isaac is a meticulous, highly strung lawyer, and Will is a carefree pro sports mascot.

Was writing this story easy for you to do? Or was it a little bit outside of your normal writing zone?

It was a very fun project for me. I liked having the constraints of the prompt and the suggestions from readers—sometimes having “rules” for what I write can force my brain to be a little more creative!

What were some of the reader submissions that stood out to you, and why?

I was surprised by how creative all of them were! There were so many great choices.

Since the anthology is only available for a limited time, (90 days) do you have any plans for your story after that?

I’ll have to see! Expanding it could be a lot of fun—I enjoyed these characters a lot.

What do you think of the line-up of authors? How does it feel to be in such great company?

I’m star struck!!

Other than your own, do you have a favorite story (or two) in the anthology?

I love all of them for different reasons. I loved seeing where so many different authors with very unique styles took the prompt.

Have you ever been set up on a blind date? If yes, how did it turn out?

No, but I’ve been on a fair few ill-fated first dates.

Have you ever set someone else up on a blind date? If yes, how did it turn out?

No, though I’ve played wingman many times for my friends—without much success, unfortunately.

If Heart2Heart were to match you with someone, who do you think you’d get paired with?

Hopefully, someone who was willing to listen to me talk about my job the entire time!

Thank you for joining us today!


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