~Pre-Release Review~Risk Taker (Mixed Messages #3) by Lily Morton~

 

40849061Title: Risk Taker
Author: Lily Morton
Series: Mixed Messages #3
Page Count: 288 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: July 22, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Being in love with your best friend is hard. 
Henry’s the odd man out. All his friends are settling down, and his reputation as the Hook-Up King of London seems more like a curse than a blessing these days. Especially when it keeps photojournalist Ivo, his best friend and the brilliant man he’s loved since they were fifteen, at arm’s length. But that’s where Ivo wants him, right? Putting aside his feelings, Henry decides to give up casual sex and look for the real deal. After all, he has no chance with Ivo – or does he? 
Henry is everything to Ivo. Best friend, soul mate, the one person who has never let him down. The one person he is loyal to above everything and everyone. But Henry’s in a box marked best friend and that’s where Ivo’s kept him for nearly twenty years, despite steadily falling in love with the gentle man. And besides, why would Henry want to date Ivo? Burned out and injured, he’s the walking embodiment of damaged. 
Distance has helped Henry and Ivo keep a lid on their attraction, but when they find themselves in the same city for a change—Ivo hurt and needing assistance, and Henry more than willing to provide it—the two best friends grow closer than ever, forcing a realization, and a decision. Risk their friendship for their hearts? Or can they have both? 
–From the bestselling author of Rule Breaker and Deal Maker comes a tender love story about two best friends who are perfect for each other, and always have been – if only they knew it. This is the third book in the Mixed Messages series, but it can be read as a standalone.–


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I absolutely loved the first two books in this series, “Rule Breaker” and “Deal Maker”. I gave them 4,5 and 5 stars, 😉 So when I found out we were getting Henry’s book next, I couldn’t wait to dive in!!

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~Release Blitz~Auctioned (Auctioned #1) by Cara Dee~Review & Excerpt~

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40524303Title: Auctioned
Author: Cara Dee
Series: Auctioned #1
Cover Artist: Eliza Rae Services
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 207 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Crime/Suspense
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Gray Nolan’s biggest problem in life was the torch he carried for his closeted coach. He was just another happy-go-lucky dude, a college student and hockey player, when his ordinary existence was interrupted, and he became a human trafficking statistic. 
He and seven other young men were taken aboard a luxurious yacht where they were to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Gray was beaten, shattered, and almost defeated by the time his buyer stepped out of the shadows in a swirl of his own cigarette smoke. 
He was Gray’s new owner. 
Darius Quinn had vowed never again to find himself in a situation like this. His days as a private military contractor were over. No more missions, no more risks, no more personal attachments. Yet, here he was, after weeks of searching, face-to-face with his broken prize. 
It was time to get the knucklehead back to his family. 
Quick and easy was Darius’s plan. 
Then everything went sideways. 
—Auctioned, #1 (Does not end with a cliffhanger.)—


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Strap yourself in, because you’re in for one hell of a ride with this bookI’ve read a lot of dark books over the years and this one is up there as one of the most disturbing. (for me)

Human trafficking is something we’re all too aware of in today’s society but what really happens to the victims? We really have no idea about the physical and emotional abuse they go through. Is this an accurate portrayal? I’ve no idea but in some ways, although it’s hard to read, I hope so…What I mean by that is I hope some things here aren’t just included for the shock element…because shocking is most definitely what it is in certain parts.


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~Release Blitz~Trick Play (Fake Boyfriend #2) by Eden Finley~Review & Giveaway~

 

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39863941Title: Trick Play
Author:
Eden Finley
Series:
Fake Boyfriend #2
Cover Design:
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Genre(s): 
M/M, Romance
Release Date:
June 27,  2018
Reviewer: 
~Wendy~
Rating:
✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Matt:
Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life.  My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.
Noah:
Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this. 
It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies. What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet. 
Oops.
–Trick Play is a full-length MM novel with a HEA/HEA and no cliffhanger–


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I really enjoyed the first book in this series, “Fake Out” and I was very curious to see if this one would be just as entertaining. I am so glad to say that I loved this one even more. Matt was just wonderful and I think everyone should have a Noah in their lives. 😉

For those of you who have read the first book, already know Matt and Noah. Now I think technically this book could be read as a standalone….but…To fully enjoy the story, I would advise reading “Fake Out” first.

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~Release Blitz~Believe (Skins #3) by Garrett Leigh~Review & Giveaway~

 

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40531547Title: Believe
Author: Garrett Leigh
Series: Skins #3
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
Page Count: 229 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. With a different face in his bed most nights, he doesn’t have time to be lonely…right? 
Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat, he brings it all to his global mission to help children in need laugh again. He’s on a rare home visit when he encounters enigmatic Rhys in a London bar. 
Their connection is instant, but Rhys fast realises Jevon’s easy confidence doesn’t stretch as far as the bedroom. He has no idea how mesmerising he is—how beautiful—and Rhys resolves to show him. 
They grow closer, but time isn’t on their side. Rhys seems unable to articulate how he feels, and with Jevon’s imminent departure from the UK hanging over them, their separate commitments could tear them apart forever. 
As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.


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”I was born needing you. I just never knew it.”

Let the fangirling begin…
Book three in the hugely enjoyable Skins Series and is without a doubt my favorite in the series. There’s nothing I didn’t love about this and Rhys and Jevon are my new favorite couple from Garrett Leigh.


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~Release Blitz & Review~Blaze (Unbreakable Bonds #5) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

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40185775Title: Blaze
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #5
Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC.
Page Count: 260 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

The rings have been selected.
The champagne placed on ice. The cake decorated. And the pre-wedding sex is off the charts…
Lucas Vallois and Andrei Hadeon are finally ready to walk down the aisle. There’s just one small problem.
A ghost from Lucas’s past shows up days before the wedding, desperate for help. Against his better judgement, Lucas and his best friend, Ashton Frost, plan a fast trip back to the one place they swore they’d never go: their hometown in Oklahoma. But the danger is worse than they expected.
Now, they’re in a race to track down a killer, keep a young girl safe, and get Lucas back in time to say, “I do.”
 


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How I jumped and danced when I found out we were getting more of my favorite and delicious “Unbreakable Gods“. I  love every single book in the “Unbreakable Bonds” series and getting some more was such a treat!!

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Let me start by saying that this book can not be read as a standalone…but why would you even want to?? There are 4 awesome books before this one (not counting the short stories), and if you haven’t read them yet…I strongly advise you do it right now!!!

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~Release Blitz & Review~Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1) by Jay Northcote~

 

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40214260Title: Rainbow Place
Author: Jay Northcote
Series: Rainbow Place #1
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh, Black Jazz Design
Page Count: 160 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Can Jason find the courage he needs to be the man Seb deserves?
When Seb Radcliffe relocates to a seaside town in Cornwall, he feels like a fish out of water. He misses queer spaces and the sense of community he enjoyed when he was living in the city, and decides to open an LGBT-friendly cafe–bar.
Jason Dunn is the builder Seb hires to help renovate the rundown space where the cafe will be housed. Jason is also gay, but unlike Seb, he’s deep in the closet. He’s never had a relationship with another man—only allowing himself the occasional hook up with guys who are prepared to be discreet.
The attraction between the two men is instant and impossible to ignore. But while Seb is out and proud, Jason is terrified of being exposed. With the grand opening of Rainbow Place approaching, tension is growing among some locals who object to Seb’s plans. When things escalate, Jason is forced to choose whether to hide in the shadows and let Seb down, or to openly support the man he’s fallen so hard for.
–Although this book is part of a series, it has a satisfying happy ending and can be read as a standalone.–


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~Release Blitz & Review~Julien (Confessions #2) by Ella Frank~

 

Confessions: Julien, book two in the steamy contemporary M/M/M Confessions Series from Ella Frank, is LIVE!

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40378109Title: Confessions: Julien
Author:
Ella Frank
Series:
Confessions #2
Genre(s):
M/M/M Romance
Release Date:
June 4, 2018
Reviewer:
~Wendy~
Rating:
✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

People are complex. Love a double-edged sword. 
And when it comes to a broken heart, there are no rules, only time… 
For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about. To the outside world, he has it all.  A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life. 
But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It’s a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi. 
But unlike Priest, Robbie doesn’t know what he’s helping Julien to fight. He doesn’t know what Julien did all those years ago. And with the anniversary of his sister’s death fast approaching, the time for explanations is running out. 
And thus the question: will the princess be able to forgive the prick as the priest once did?  Only time will tell. 
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Those who are meant to be yours will always find you.

I am a big fan of Ella Frank’s “Temptation” series and I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series “Robbie” !! I couldn’t wait to start this one and read more about The Princess, The Priest, and The Prick...This time around we especially get to know more about “The Prick’s” past…I really loved Julien in the first book and he didn’t disappoint in this one…damn but there is something so extremely sexy about a hot guy talking French…

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~Release Day Review~Edge of Forever by Barbara Elsborg~

 

40055953Title: Edge of Forever
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 279 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

When you stand on the edge, you might just find yourself falling. 
Teaching Russians how to be cowboys? Levi thinks his father is joking when he tells him that’s what he wants him to do for the next six months. Working in the frozen desolation of southwest Russia he’ll earn enough to buy a new barn for their Montana ranch. But there’s a deeper agenda for sending him to the edge of nowhere. It will stop him sloping off on Saturday nights to gay bars and clubs for threesomes with strangers. 
Pasha finally pushes his father too far and is banished to a remote ranch in the middle of a snowy Russian winter. Stripped of all the trappings of his privileged Moscow lifestyle, he has nothing at his disposal but a suitcase of designer clothes and a whole lot of sass. Pasha hates the countryside, hates physical work, hates the cold and hates cows. But de-prived of money, phone, and access to anyone who might help him, he’s screwed and not in a good way. 
Levi’s counting down the days till he can return to the States and his Saturday night hook-ups. Then Pasha arrives at the ranch wearing eyeliner, retching every time he walks into a barn, and Levi is amused, irritated—and attracted. After a vicious attack on Pasha throws them into close quarters, both men are forced to re-evaluate not just who the other is, but whether they truly want to return to the lives they left behind. 
When you stand on the edge, you just might find yourself falling in love. 


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I am a huge Barbara Elsborg fan! So when I found out she had written a new book, I knew I had to read it! She is a genius,  I mean nobody does PNR the way she does it, and Inigo is still one of my all-time favorite characters. For those of you who don’t have a clue who I am talking about…go read “Bloodline” !! Actually, you should read that whole series, because Ezra is pretty awesome as well…All Barbara’s PNR books are favorites of mine!

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~Release Day Review~Riven (Riven #1) by Roan Parrish~

 

36135552Title: Riven
Author: Roan Parrish
Series: Riven #1
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 235 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn’t hate is the music. Feeling an audience’s energy as they lose themselves in Riven’s music is a rush unlike anything else . . . until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They’re all he can think about. But Caleb’s no groupie—and one night with him won’t be enough.
Just when Caleb is accepting his new life as a loner, Theo Decker slinks into it and turns his world upside-down. Theo’s sexy and brilliant and addictively vulnerable, and all Caleb wants is another hit. And another. That’s how he knows Theo’s trouble. Caleb can’t even handle performing these days. How the hell is he going to survive an affair with a tabloid superstar? But after Caleb sees the man behind the rock star, he begins to wonder if Theo might be his chance at a future he thought he’d lost forever.


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I have read a number of books by this author that I really enjoyed and when I read the blurb for this one, I got really excited. I mean “rock stars” are a definitely a weakness of mine…Add the words “rough and damaged” and I am sold! I couldn’t wait to open this baby up!

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~Review~Shades by Jaime Reese~

 

40188432Title: Shades
Author: Jaime Reese
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Page Count: 344 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal. 
Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death. 
For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more. 
Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between. 
—Shades is a stand-alone novel, gritty in parts and romantic in others. There’s an assassin with a moral code, a snarky sidekick, a hint of suspense, a bit of violence…and a few surprises. Behind it all, there’s a love story that will thaw a killer’s heart.— 


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When I found out Jaime Reese was gonna release a new story, I was over the moon happy. I am a huge HUGE fan of her writing and The Men of Halfway House is one of my favorite M/M series. So to say I was excited to read this one would be an understatement.

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~Release Day Review~In the Requiem (Metahuman Files #5) by Hailey Turner~

 

40043784Title: In the Requiem
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Metahuman Files #5
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sci-Fi, Military
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Never let go.
Weighed down by scandal, Captain Jamie Callahan must choose between saving his family’s reputation and his father’s political aspirations, or taking down the enemy once and for all. Choosing one over the other will have lasting repercussions he can’t escape. Whatever path Jamie ultimately picks, Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan will be right by his side to face the consequences. Kyle knows in a situation like this the only way out is through. Together they can make it to the other side, but surviving that journey will take everything they have.
One last chance.
Agent Sean Delaney is learning what it means to be part of Alpha Team through trial by fire. He wouldn’t change it for the world, nor would he give up the life he’s building with Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin. But their time together is threatened by outside forces they can’t outrun. Having put the nightmare of Boston behind him, Alexei is focused on keeping his family safe, but he can’t have eyes on everyone. Alexei knows he can’t ignore the danger on the horizon, and when it strikes, he is unprepared for the tragedy it leaves in its wake.
Risking it all.
The odds are stacked ever higher against Alpha Team, and outmaneuvering a precog is a daunting, almost impossible task. Jamie knows something has to give, and when it does, it just might break him the way nothing else in his life ever could.
—In the Requiem is a 122k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a mostly HEA and concludes this main plot-arc of the series. There is military violence within the story that might not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Blood and Out of the Ashes. Reading the previous books in this series would be helpful in enjoying this one.—


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I can’t believe we have reached the end of this amazing series… I have been a huge Hailey fan, ever since I opened book one and she introduced me to the world of sci fi…a world I promised myself I would never enjoy reading about… Guess I was wrong…Shocker I know, but it does happen at times. 😛

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~Pre-Release Review~Object of Desire by Dal Maclean~

 

39664645Title: Object of Desire
Author: Dal Maclean
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Page Count: 310 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Psychological Thriller 
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4.25 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Tom Gray is one of the world’s top models–an effortless object of desire. Self-contained, elusive and always in control, he’s accustomed to living life entirely on his own terms. But when Tom comes under suspicion in the gory death of his employer, his world spirals into chaos.
Someone’s framing him. Someone’s stalking him. And as old secrets come to light, Tom finds his adversary always one step ahead.
Will Foster is the only man Tom trusts to help. But Tom brutally burned all bridges between them two years before, and Will paid a bitter price. If he wants to survive, Tom must prove his innocence to Will–and to the world. 


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Dal MacLean, once again, delivers a riveting story-full of mystery, and intrigue that had me second guessing just, about everyone at some point.
Tom Gray is at the top of his game. It might not have been the career he envisaged for himself but he’s a highly successful model. His stunning looks have made him an Object of Desire for a lot of people. Disillusioned by his parent’s relationship he put all his energy into modeling and walked away from the only relationship he had two years ago with a then Police Officer, Will Foster…


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