~Release Day Review~The Doctor’s Secret (Copper Point Medical #1) by Heidi Cullinan~

 

42734190Title: The Doctor’s Secret
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Series: Copper Point Medical #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 250 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point’s sunny nurse-next-door… and nothing can stand in the way of this romance.
Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they’ve done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don’t include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane.
Simon wasn’t ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There’s no question—Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann’s has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table… unless they bend the rules.
But a romance that keeps them—literally—in the closet can’t lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn’t want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn’t want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they’ll have to change the administration’s mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point… and about each other?


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~Release Day Review~Burden (Love, Unexpected #2) by K.C. Wells~

 

44800601Title: Burden
Author: K.C. Wells
Series: Love, Unexpected #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 194 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

They never knew what hit them. 
A hooker with a heart, falling for a Vice cop? This is no Hollywood movie, and if they want a happily ever after, it’s not going to be easy.
Detective Randy Michaels is back with Vice, working to help NYC crack down on its prostitution problem. When he suspects Jesse Bryant of soliciting, Randy is torn between duty and his knowledge of what put Jesse on the streets. Jesse is clearly struggling, and he isn’t the only one. Recent events have forced Randy to question his sexuality, and a shocking encounter with Jesse plunges him into a crisis of conscience.
Jesse didn’t think his life could get any worse. His family cut all support, his education is on hold, and he’s surviving the only way he knows—selling himself on the streets. Of all the people who could have offered him a helping hand, why did it have to be Randy?
Two men carrying their own personal burdens: How long will it take them to realize that what they really need is each other?


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~Release Day Review~Blue Umbrella Sky by Rick R. Reed~

 

44069489Title: Blue Umbrella Sky
Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Milt Grabaur has left his life, home, and teaching career in Ohio to start anew. The Summer Winds trailer park in Palm Springs, butted up against the San Jacinto mountain range, seems the perfect place to forget the pain of nursing his beloved husband through Alzheimer’s and seeing him off on his final passage.
Billy Blue is a sexy California surfer-type who once dreamed of being a singer but now works at Trader Joe’s and lives in his own trailer at Summer Winds. He’s focused on recovery from the alcoholism that put his dreams on hold. When his new neighbor moves in, Billy falls for the gray-eyed man. His sadness and loneliness awaken something Billy’s never felt before—real love.
When a summer storm and flash flood jeopardize Milt’s home, Billy comes to the rescue, hoping the two men might get better acquainted…and maybe begin a new romance. But Milt’s devotion to his late husband is strong, and he worries that acting on his attraction will be a betrayal. Can they lay down their baggage and find out how redemptive love can be?


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~Release Day Review~In Safe Hands by Victoria Sue~

 

43559314Title: In Safe Hands
Author: Victoria Sue
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Page Count: 204 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Former helicopter pilot Maverick Delgardo’s injuries ended his Air Force career, leaving him bitter and one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. When his sister asks for his help on a private protection case to babysit a disgraced pop star, Mav reluctantly agrees.
Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a reporter’s exposé led to a devastating scandal. Without money or a job, a heartbroken Deacon has lost custody of his baby niece. And just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, a stalker’s threatening messages escalate to murder.
Mav only agreed to one meeting, but his protective instincts kick in, along with an attraction to Deacon. When the body count increases, however, Mav is unsure he is up to the task of protecting Deacon from a killer. But it is too late for Mav to step away, now that he’s lost his heart, and he must find the strength to reassure Deacon and his niece that they are in safe hands no matter the cost.


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~Release Day Review~Jacked Cat Jive (Kai Gracen #3) by Rhys Ford~

 

43209931Title: Jacked Cat Jive
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Kai Gracen #3
Cover Artist: Chris McGrath
Publisher: DSP Publications
Page Count: 242 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 5
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3.5 up to 4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Stalker Kai Gracen knew his human upbringing would eventually clash with his elfin heritage, but not so soon. Between Ryder, a pain-in-his-neck sidhe lord coaxing him to join San Diego’s Southern Rise Court, and picking up bounties for SoCalGov, he has more than enough to deal with. With his loyalties divided between the humans who raised him and the sidhe lord he’s befriended and sworn to protect, Kai finds himself standing at a crossroads. When a friend begs Kai to rescue a small group of elfin refugees fleeing the Dusk Court, he’s pulled into a dangerous mission with Ryder through San Diego’s understreets and the wilderness beyond. Things go from bad to downright treacherous when Kerrick, Ryder’s cousin, insists on joining them, staking a claim on Southern Rise and Kai. Burdened by his painful past, Kai must stand with Ryder against Kerrick while facing down the very court he fears and loathes. Dying while on a run is expected for a Stalker, but Kai wonders if embracing his elfin blood also means losing his heart, soul, and humanity along the way.


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~Release Day Review~How to Be a Movie Star (How to Be #2) by TJ Klune~

 

39925990Title: How to Be a Movie Star
Author: TJ Klune
Series: How to Be #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2019
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Josiah Erickson wants to be a movie star. The problem with that is so does half of Los Angeles. But he’s on his way, what with memorable roles as a TV show background cadaver and a guy in a commercial for herpes medication. All he needs is his big break. And that break may come in the form of a novelist who goes by the enigmatic name of Q-Bert. 
Q-Bert, who is ready to make his directorial debut in a film Josy would be perfect for. Q-Bert, who Josy may or may not have a friend-crush on, and potentially something more. Being demisexual can be confusing. 
From the City of Angels to the small mountain town of Abby, Oregon, Josy will give his all to make sure his dreams come true—even the ones he never thought possible.


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~Release Day Review~Homebird by Amy Lane~

 

41956373Title: Homebird
Author: Amy Lane
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Holiday
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Crispin Henry isn’t an adventurer. He learned early on that the world is a frightening place and that home is rare and precious. If his friends didn’t drag him to sports games and ill-advised trips to Vegas, he wouldn’t get out at all—and his trip to Munich for Oktoberfest is no exception. But it’s there that he meets Luka Gabriel, and he learns to take a chance. Luka is a free-spirited world traveler, working at Oktoberfest to feed his enchantment with new places and new people. His only possessions fit in his backpack, and he depends on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep. Crispin should know better—but he takes Luka’s hand anyway, and together they turn three nights in Munich into the relationship neither of them has been brave enough to risk—and neither can let go of. When Luka turns up on Crispin’s doorstep before the holiday season, Crispin takes him in on hope alone. Yes, he knows the odds are good Luka will flutter out of his life again and leave him bereft, but isn’t it worth it to see if Luka is a homebird after all?


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~Release Day Review~The Strength of His Heart (Enhanced #4) by Victoria Sue~

 

42072399Title: The Strength of His Heart
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 214 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

To protect and serve…. All Vance Connelly ever wanted to do was continue his family’s tradition and join the Tampa Police Department, but his dreams were crushed the day he woke with the enhanced mark on his face. After years of struggling to adjust to life as an enhanced human, by a stroke of luck, he met Talon Valdez and became a proud member of the FBI’s Human Enhanced Rescue Organization.
Samuel “Angel” Piper is eager to leave his DEA undercover work behind as he joins the HERO team as Vance’s regular human partner. But Sam’s painful past is ever present, just below the surface of the life he has built for himself as an ambitious young agent. When the team investigates rumors of a new drug using enhanced blood, the case’s mysterious connection to Sam threatens not just his life but Vance’s.
Trust doesn’t come easy for Sam, but Vance is willing to fight to convince his partner that the strength of his heart might be the salvation they both need.


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~Release Day Review~His Consort by Mary Calmes~

 

41838067Title: His Consort
Author: Mary Calmes
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 284 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A new life in New Orleans is all Jason Thorpe had hoped: his quaint little store attracts a devoted staff and his warm, loving heart grants him a loyal circle of friends. He’s perfectly content, having left behind the chill of a confusing and danger-filled night in Washington, until he discovers something unbelievable lurking in the steamy darkness of the shadowy streets of the Vieux Carré, something that turns out to be terrifying… and utterly mesmerizing.
The prince of the vampyrs, Varic Maedoc, is visiting New Orleans when he finds out the man who once helped his counselor is there in the Quarter. He thinks to simply meet and thank Jason—until he lays eyes on him. Varic’s devoted himself to protect the honor of his race, and he’s never wanted a mate before… but he immediately knows he must have this man, and no one else will do.
Varic may want to bring Jason safely into his world, but someone who doesn’t like the human’s soothing influence on vampyrs has deadly plans that would disrupt Varic’s dreams. Now, unable to tell friend from foe, Jason finds himself wondering how to hold on to the prince’s heart when he’s fighting for his life.


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~Release Day Review~A Deeper Blue (Rules of Possession #2) by S.E. Harmon~

 

39088575Title: A Deeper Blue
Author: S.E. Harmon
Series: Rules of Possession #2
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 260 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn’t imagine he’d end up with his formerly straight best friend. It’s hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue any time he wants… as long as they’re in private. And there’s the rub. Despite Kelly’s promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he’s tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough spackle in the world to fix them.
Britton “Blue” Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he’s not stupid. He knows Kelly isn’t completely happy. But he’s not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask?
With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there’s no decision to make…. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they’ll survive the fallout.
Man. Happily-ever-afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.


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