~Release Day Review~A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat by Roe Horvat~

 

36793845Title: A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat
Author: Roe Horvat
Page Count: 193 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Simon had always expected love to feel different than this. Whether it was his Catholic upbringing or the poetry he’d read—Simon had thought that true love would be uplifting, fulfilling, that it would give a meaning to his loitering, and add joy to his leisure. But not this kind of love. This love was a flesh-eating monster, sharp-clawed and evil-eyed, ravishing his mind with medieval cruelty. 
Dr. Simon Mráz is a respected specialist and lecturer at the Charles University in Prague. He is a serious man, responsible. His students call him The Cruel Doctor Frost not because he’s unkind, but because of his unwavering, ice-cold composure. As a psychiatrist, he values sanity. And sanity can be found in work, restraint, and self-control. 
Not many know of that one time in the past when The Cruel Doctor Frost lost his cool. His ill-advised, secret affair with a student left Simon deeply wounded. Since that day, every minute of Simon’s life has been a struggle to remain sane, functioning. He’s managed so far—as long as he is needed, as long as his work makes a difference, Simon can scrape together enough strength to get up in the morning and run off the nightmares. But when his friends begin drifting away, his beloved protégé becomes independent, and the man who bereaved Simon of his precious sanity might return… Simon’s mind and body stop responding to his impressive willpower.


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I’ve got to say Roe Horvat can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.

A lot more angsty than previous books but totally up my street. As usual, the writing and storytelling are superb…You get a brief introduction to Matej and his thoughts at the beginning of the story. A beautiful, enigmatic student who seems to have set his sights on a certain Lecturer, Dr. Simon Mraz.
Fast forward a few years and the story continues from Simon’s pov and for about half the book Matej remains someone only in Simon’s thoughts.

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~Release Day Review~Out For the Holidays: An Out Novella by Cara Dee~

 

36439857Title: Out For the Holidays: An Out Novella
Author: Cara Dee
Page Count: 150 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

I’m not saying Henry jinxed us when he chose to send out two hundred holiday cards stating we were going to have a blissful Christmas at home… 
Before we knew it, our peace and quiet went out the window, and we were headed to Mexico for a photo shoot my agent had neglected to tell me about. Of course, we had to deal with the man who didn’t want us to be together, and then we ended up back in LA, and we had to figure out what was going on with my brother, and, and… Okay, deep breaths. FYI, Philadelphia is nowhere near our home in northern Washington. Additionally, I wonder how Viagra really works, and what’s it gonna take to get a proposal around here? 
Honestly. I’m not saying Henry jinxed us, but I’m writing the damn card next year. 
Warning: This story contains more sugar than the cookies you leave for Santa, and it’s chock-full of greetings and updates from other characters written by Cara, titles including Noah, Home, Path of Destruction, Uncomplicated Choices, and more. 
(A 40k words long Christmas-themed sequel to Out. Not a standalone.)


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All Zach wants is to do is to spend December and the run-up to Christmas at home, peacefully, with Henry. But, things are destined to not go smoothly at all when he finds out he’s been booked for a modeling job in Mexico. Henry goes with him, it might be a nice break, right?…except that they have Joseph to deal with. (cue a really hot sex scene up against a window). 😛

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~Release Day Review~On Your Knees, Prospect (Kings of Hell MC #3) by K.A. Merikan~

 

34536214Title: On Your Knees, Prospect
Authors: K.A. Merikan
Series: Kings of Hell MC #3
Page Count: 341 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Dark Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

There is freedom in blacking boots for the right man.
Jake. Kings of Hell MC Prospect. Obedient. Desperate for approval.
Vars. Dominant. Stern. Undead.
Jake is itching to become a patched member of the Kings of Hell MC. For two years he’s toiled as the only prospect. So when a new guy swans in and thinks he’ll get a patch in no time just because he’s got friends in high places, Jake is there to stand in his way.  Only that the guy is older, more experienced, drives a Harley, and has the kind of boots Jake craves to lick. But he won’t. Because he only fucks patches.
Vars is ready to find a new home in the Kings of Hell MC after a messy relationship led him straight to hell. In comparison, the pretty, blue-eyed prospect could be just the pleasant rebound he needs. The boy is a brat, but that could be amended with a firm hand and a gag. If only Jake was ready to admit to his submissive needs, Vars would gladly take him under his wing. That is, until he finds out something inhuman resides inside of Jake. Vars didn’t cheat death only to call out to it again. But stuck together in one room, keeping each other’s secrets, they might just have to become allies, no matter how unwilling. Because if there is something Vars can’t resist, it’s a boy with pleading eyes.
“You are mine now, boy. This room is soundproof. No one will hear you scream.”
“Yes, sir. My body is yours.”

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Themes: motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, demons, monster, tattoos, secrets, crime, self-discovery, gothic, fresh start, submission, stalking, PTSD, May/December, self-acceptance, enemies to lovers, Daddy/boy, body horror
Genre: Dark, paranormal M/M romance 
Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes, BDSM
WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.


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I’ve got no idea how these Authors came up with this story but I’m fully invested in it.

It’s pure genius how the individual club members stories are interwoven here in this highly addictive PNR series.

Jake is 21, and has been a prospect in the Kings of Hell MC Club for two years. Earning his patch is long overdue but he’s happy to wait for all the club is his life, his family.He’s prepared not only for hard work in the club but also any sexual favors the men might want.But he starts to question what he really wants when a new prospect arrives…

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~Release Day Review~Will & Patrick’s Endless Honeymoon (Wake Up Married #7) by Leta Blake~

 

36645799Title: Will & Patrick’s Endless Honeymoon
Author: Leta Blake
Series: Wake Up Married #7
Page Count: 142 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 4, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Genius brain surgeon Patrick McCloud never thought he’d fall in love, let alone get married. He and Will Patterson are two years overdue for their honeymoon, and although romance doesn’t come naturally to Patrick, he’s determined to make it perfect. 
Will works himself to the bone helping others and dealing with his family, who bring the drama nonstop. A tropical getaway without the usual shenanigans is just what the doctor ordered. But can Will’s family leave them in peace? Knowing the Patterson-Molinaro clan, it’s not likely… 
Will and Patrick’s Endless Honeymoon by Leta Blake continues the soapy, sexy fun of the original six part Wake Up Married serial. In Healing, South Dakota, marriage is never boring!


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I love Will and Patrick, and I was so happy when I found out about this little gem!

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Patrick is actually one of my “all time favorite” characters. I have loved him since book 1. It has been 2 years, since Will and Patrick woke up married, after a steamy night in Vegas. I guess you could say, that it’s about time for these two to go on their honeymoon…and get away from Will’s awful mom… I have read about a lot of awful family-members in the past, but Will’s mom really takes the cake.

Boy, do I hate that woman!!!

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~Release Day Review~Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs~

 

36524022Title: Not Just For Christmas
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Page Count: 207 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance Holidays
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Ben has Christmas, cats, and mistletoe on his side…Jason doesn’t stand a chance. 
For Ben Slater, moving back to Bristol means being closer to his family, living with his best mate, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. But there’s also Jason, his best mate’s eldest brother. Ben’s had a crush on Jason for as long as he can remember, but the eleven-year age gap has always seemed insurmountable. 
Jason Armitage works as a vet at his uncle’s practice. He owns a cute cottage on the outskirts of the city, and a loving dog. The one thing missing is someone to share it all with. His brother’s best friend seems a bad choice, but Jason can’t help taking a second look. Ben’s changed a lot since Jason last saw him; both in appearance and attitude. Gone is the shy young boy, replaced with a confident, twenty-four-year-old man. 
In the run up to Christmas, the festive period gives Ben the ideal opportunity to show Jason what he has to offer. But concerns for his brother’s feelings hold Jason back. If they have any chance of making this work, Ben must convince Jason that he’s old enough to know what he wants, and Jason needs to believe that a relationship with his brother’s best friend won’t ruin their friendship.


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Ben has been crushing on his best friend Liam’s older brother, Jason, for years.

His infatuation was put on hold while he was away at University but now he’s back in his hometown and is bound to run into the object of his desires as he’s moving into a flat with Liam…
Jason was aware of Ben’s interest in him but only saw him as his younger brothers best friend.But now Ben is back, all grown up and Jason definitely starts to see him in a different way!

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~Release Day Review~Van (Cold Fury Hockey #9) by Sawyer Bennett~

 

35018727Title: Van
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #9
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 224 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Score one for the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team as a stone-cold badass melts for a woman who makes his blood run hot.
As one of the league’s toughest enforcers, Van Turner is ruthless on the ice. He plays hard because it’s the only way to channel the rage boiling inside, and a reputation as an A-hole is better than everyone knowing the truth. Van has spent his entire life running from a secret that’s kept him from getting involved in relationships—or accepting lucrative deals with East Coast teams. Then the Carolina Cold Fury makes him an offer he can’t refuse…and Van meets a woman he can’t resist.
Simone Fournier is the stubborn one in her family—and that’s saying something, considering her brothers are two of the Cold Fury’s biggest stars. Simone gets what she wants, and what she wants is Van. Still, there’s a part of him Simone can’t reach, no matter how hard she tries. In private, he’s all fire and passion. In public, he freezes her out. Van may want to push her away, but Simone won’t let him go that easily. Because this time, she’s playing for keeps.
The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately.


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Everyone knows I am a big Hockey fan…

And even though I skipped some books in this series, (don’t ask me why because I don’t even know) I was very excited about reading this one. 😉 Sawyer gives us another very steamy (and a bit kinky) addition to this wonderful series. I wonder how many she’ll add since we are in book 9 already!

Not that I’m complaining…no sire!!

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~Release Day Review~The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish~

 

36369679Title: The Remaking of Corbin Wale
Author: Roan Parrish
Page Count: 226 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance Holidays
Release Date: November 27, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Last month, Alex Barrow’s whole life imploded—partner, home, job, all gone in forty-eight hours. But sometimes when everything falls apart, better things appear almost like magic. Now, he’s back in his Michigan hometown, finally opening the bakery he’s always dreamed of. But the pleasure of opening day is nothing compared to the lonely and beautiful man who bewitches Alex before he even orders.
Corbin Wale is a weirdo. At least, that’s what he’s heard his whole life. He knows he’s often in a fantasy world, but the things he feels are very real. And so is the reason why he can never, ever be with Alex Barrow. Even if Alex is everything he’s always fantasized about. Even if maybe, just maybe, Corbin is Alex’s fantasy too.
When Corbin begins working at the bakery, he and Alex can’t deny their connection any longer. As the holiday season works its magic, Alex yearns for the man who seems out of reach. But to be with Alex, Corbin will have to challenge every truth he’s ever known. If his holiday risk pays off, two men from different worlds will get the love they’ve always longed for.


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The Remaking of Corbin Wale is a unique story!

I’ve read a few books by this Author and enjoyed them-but, this is something completely different.The writing is special, and, captivating, the story has a wonderful, almost, magical feel about it.

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~Release Day Review~Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton~

 

36582719Title: Desperately Seeking Santa
Author: Eli Easton
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Journalism student Gabe Martin gets his first professional assignment—to write about a Christmas charity dinner that benefits a children’s home. It sounds like a total snooze-fest until Gabe learns that the event’s Santa is a mystery man. He shows up in costume and no one has a clue who he is. Uncovering Santa’s identity sounds like the perfect angle to turn a fluff piece into serious journalism.
Mack “The Mountain” McDonall, at 6’10”, is University of Wisconsin-Madison’s enormous star wrestler. When Gabe first claps eyes on him at a wrestling match, it’s lust at first sight. Gabe’s friend, Jordan, sets up the pair on a date. But when Gabe chatters on about his plans for outing Santa, Mack goes cold, and their first meeting becomes an epic fail.
As Gabe researches the children’s home, he learns that Mack has secrets a guy famous for being a brute wouldn’t want the world to know. Can Gabe find his holiday spirit, write a killer article, win the heart of a surly giant, and give everyone a very merry Christmas?
NOTE: This 50,000 word short novel features a new couple but includes Jordan and Owen, from the author’s book “Superhero”. It can be read as a stand-alone.


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Eli Easton’s seasonal stories have kind of become a part of Christmas for me and this one is no exception. A sweet, slow burn holiday treat.

Shame on me, I know, but I haven’t read Superhero which is Owen and Jordan’s story, who feature here but that definitely didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this.

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~Release Day Review~Two-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo~

 

36419377Title: Two Man Advantage
Author: Toni Aleo
Page Count: 290 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away.
As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas.
Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind.
But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can’t let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more?
 


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As far as I know, this is Toni Aleo’s first M/M book and I have to say I’m impressed. 

This book can be read as a standalone, though the MC’s are previously introduced in the “Assassins” series. I myself haven’t read that series yet, but I am sure gonna, in the future. 😉

Wells and Matty are both players for the NHL. Both are gay and they have been together for some time. But while Wells is out and proud and really wants them to come out as a couple, Matty wants to stay deep in the closet.

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~Release Day Review~Citywide (Five Boroughs #6) by Santino Hassell~

 

35495782Title: Citywide
Author: Santino Hassell
Series: Five Boroughs #6
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Page Count: 367 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Anthology can be read as a standalone
A record-breaking heatwave engulfs the Five Boroughs, and emotions run as hot as the temperatures.
In Rerouted, Chris Mendez is trying to live a drama-free life. That doesn’t include another threesome with Jace and Aiden Fairbairn. But then a citywide blackout leaves them trapped together, and Chris is forced to re-examine everything he thought he knew about relationships and his own heart.
In Gridlocked, former Marine Tonya Maldonado is keeping real estate heiress Meredith Stone on permanent ignore. Mere isn’t Tonya’s type. Not even close. Who cares if she kisses like a dream and has the filthiest mouth this side of the East River? But then a security detail at a summer party ends with her saving Mere’s life and discovering they have more chemistry than she’d ever imagined.
In Derailed, Stephanie Quinones escapes the heat and her complicated love life by going on a company retreat. Trouble is, it’s a couples’ retreat, and she lied about having a boyfriend. Unfortunately, the only person willing to play pretend is her on-again/off-again fling, Angel León. They’re currently “off again,” but after a week in the woods, Stephanie realizes she wouldn’t mind them being permanently on.


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 Rerouted. 5/5.

open q “And you’ve been what’s missing, baby. You weld all our pieces together. When you’re with us, or just texting us, your presence in our lives makes everything… better.” close q 

After getting Jace, Aiden, and Chris’s story in Third Rail I couldn’t wait to get more of these three men’s story and this Novella was just perfect.After a few hookups, Chris has been trying to distance himself from Jace and Aiden-not because he doesn’t want to be with them, it’s more a case of he’s terrified to get too involved and let his feelings for them become more than just sexual.
When a record-breaking heatwave puts New York at a virtual standstill the three men find themselves together again and this time there’s no escaping the deep feelings they’re beginning to develop for each other.
If ever there was a perfect M/M/M combination…this is it! They’re hot, sexy, sweet, and so right together.

Just delicious…

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