~Release Day Review~Kairos by Mary Calmes~

 

36781570Title: Kairos
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 137 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sometimes the best day of your life is the one you never saw coming.
Joe Cohen has devoted the past two years of his life to one thing: the care and feeding of Kade Bosa. His partner in their PI business, roommate, and best friend, Kade is everything to Joe, even if their relationship falls short of what Joe desires most. But he won’t push. Kade has suffered a rough road, and Joe’s pretty sure he’s the only thing holding Kade together.
Estranged from his own family, Joe knows the value of desperately holding on to someone dear, but he never expected his present and past to collide just as Kade’s is doing the same. Now they’ve stumbled across evidence that could change their lives: the impact of Kade’s tragic past, their job partnership, and any future Joe might allow himself to wish for…


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I am not a big fan of short stories, to be honest, but if there is one author, I would gladly make an exception for, it’s Mary!!

I don’t care how long it is, I will read whatever she writes down. 😉

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~Pre-Release Review~Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3) by Anyta Sunday~

 

36609734Title: Gemini Keeps Capricorn
Author: Anyta Sunday
Series: Signs of Love #3
Page Count: 281 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths. 
Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules. Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred. 
Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room. 
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again . . . But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable. He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal. 
Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes…to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA. 
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time . . . 
“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA. It can be read as a standalone. 


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This is the third book in this series, and so far I have loved every single one… this one included. 😉

One thing is for sure though. Anyta is the queen of slow burn, and when I say slow…I do mean sloooooow. 😀

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Normally I am not a real big fan of the “extreme” slow burn, but for some reason, this never bothers me as much, when reading one of Anyta’s books. I still got frustrated at times though…Anyways, this book is about Wesley and Lloyd. They have known each other for some years and have become really close friends. Where Wesley is all about the fun and games, Lloyd is all about the rules.

I love a good “opposites attract” story! 😛

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~Review~Cruising by Cate Ashwood~

 

36236330Title: Cruising
Author: Cate Ashwood
Page Count: 45 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him.
Jake’s friendship is the most important thing in the world to Dylan, so as much as it hurts to see him with other people, Dylan keeps his mouth shut about his true feelings. When Jake wins a cruise to Alaska, he asks Dylan to go along, but what Dylan doesn’t know, is that there’s more on offer than a dream vacation.
Can Dylan and Jake sail off to their happily ever after, or are they cruising toward disaster?

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Short sweet, cute, hot and FREE, which is exactly what the doctor ordered. 😛

This little gem is a (best) friends to lovers story, and who’s not a fan of that!!?? It’s my absolute favorite trope!!

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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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~Review~Archangel’s Assassin by Barbara Elsborg~

 

36523716Title: Archangel’s Assassin
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Page Count: 275 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

He wants to forget 
West is an archangel’s assassin delivering justice to supernatural creatures who break the law. Not a straightforward job because he also has to absorb the memories of those he kills. Even worse, West is breaking the law himself in an attempt to free his brother from hell. If he doesn’t succeed before his archangel boss finds out, West will be joining his sibling. 
He wants to remember 
A young guy wakes in a London park with his memories gone. He has no idea who he is, or where he comes from. A bracelet engraved with the single word Tao is the only clue to his identity. With no sign of his memory returning, he drifts into a life on the streets. Begging is his only way to survive. 
Two worlds collide 
When Tao returns West’s stolen wallet, West offers to buy him a coffee. Tao delights in the chance to sit down with a good-looking guy until his instincts tell him to run away. Fast. West is surprised when Tao flees, considering how much he’d been mentally urging him to stay. Is he losing his touch or is Tao more than a scruffy young man down on his luck? 
Only one way to find out. 


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No one does Angels, Demons, Vampires and Faeries like Barbara Elsborg does!

I am a huge fan of her PNR books and “Bloodline” and “Dirty Angel” are definitely two of my all time favorites. So, of course, I was jumping for joy, when I found out she was publishing another PNR.jumping_for_joy_by_piggybank12-d4jo8ma.gif (500×500)

A couple of pages into this book and I was no longer jumping for joy, but crying big fat tears.

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I should have known, because even though this author has the ability to make me laugh my ass off….she also always makes me cry my eyes out !! One minute your laughing and thinking how much fun the characters are, and the next you are overwhelmed with emotions!

I love how she does that, which is one of the reasons I am such a big fan. 😉

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~Review~Unexpected (The Protectors #10) by Sloane Kennedy~

 

36064274Title: Unexpected
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: The Protectors #10
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

I finally had the chance at a perfect life when I met the man I was supposed to be with. But he’s gone and chances like that don’t come along twice in one lifetime. Right? 
Former president Everett Shaw had his whole life laid out for him from the time he was a child and he lived out every expectation to complete and utter perfection… until he met the one man who changed everything. With plans to leave public life behind after finishing his term in office, Everett was looking forward to a quiet life with the man of his dreams at his side. But one brutal act of violence stole that bright future away, leaving Everett struggling just to get through each day. 
A decade later finds Everett nearing the age of sixty and living a shell of a life. Haunted by his loss, he finds solace in his roses and evenings sitting in front of the television. But when his estranged son is horribly injured while saving the life of another, Everett leaves everything behind in the hopes of mending the broken relationship and helping his son heal in more ways than one. 
My job is to protect and there are rules that have to be followed. Even if there weren’t, I wouldn’t risk letting anyone close… not again. 
Special Agent Jonathan Nash’s job is to keep the former president safe, not be his friend. Even if something about the lonely older man draws him in, he’s not about to risk what’s left of his career for anything. And it’s not like a guy like Everett Shaw would really see him anyway. Nor would he want him to, considering the ugly past Nash left behind to pursue his dream. No, he’s better off following protocol and doing his job. Let someone else deal with the broken man. It’s not his problem… it can’t be. 
I learned a long time ago to live life on my terms and that sometimes you have to take that leap of faith to get what you want. But wanting two men at the same time? That’s new, even for me. 
At forty-five years old, former Navy SEAL Gage Fortier has experienced success and loss in equal measure, and while his life has taken a direction he never planned, he wouldn’t have it any other way. When Reese, the young man he’s partnered with in the underground vigilante group they both work for, is injured on the job, he sees an opportunity to build on the friendship with the bitter former soldier while giving him a place to recover. But when he discovers that the young man is actually the estranged son of a former U.S. president, Gage realizes he has the chance to give both father and son so much more. There’s only one problem with his plan… how to ignore his growing attraction for the devishly handsome Everett Shaw. 
And Everett’s perpetual shadow, Agent Nash. 
Three men on very separate courses. Until something unexpected happens and three become one… 
TRIGGER WARNING: This book as a couple of triggers. You can check out what they are by downloading the sample or using the “Look Inside” feature and scrolling to the appropriate page. Note that reading the trigger warnings could cause spoilers. 
Can be read as a standalone novel. 


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It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of the ““Protectors” series!

Actually, I am a HUGE fan of anything Sloane Kennedy writes! There is one thing Sloane really exceeds in though…writing M/M/M…No one writes M/M/M like Sloane does!

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~Release Day Review~Tried & True (THIRDS #10) by Charlie Cochet~

 

36044431Title: Tried & True
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #10
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 254 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy, Shapeshifters
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sequel to Darkest Hour Before Dawn
When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS…
With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.
Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water…


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I absolutely loved every single book in this series, which is quite the feat, since there are 10 already!! As far as I am concerned, I could do with 10 more. 😛

I have gotten to know all the characters in this series so well…they feel like family to me now! A family, that I have come to love a whole lot!

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Now Sloane and Dex…they will always have a spot in on my “All Time Favorite Couples” list. They earned it fair and square…They have been through so much together, and they are still standing strong…

And we have finally gotten to the point of their wedding!

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~Reviews~Him Series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy~

 

~Him Series~

Check out this fantastic Series, read Wendy’s Reviews and start reading today.
You do not want to miss this series! 😀

Reviews: Him (Him #1), Us (Him #2) 

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25686927Title: Him
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Series: Him #1
Page Count: 361 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.
Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.
Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend… and a big one to learn about himself.
Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.


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I first read this book in 2015…and I was blown away!

It was definitely one of the best M/M books I read that year, and considering how many times I have re-read this one it still is…

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When I finished it the first time, I wrote a small review for it, but since I have re-read this book multiple times since, I figured it deserved more from me. So here goes…

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~Review~Take a Chance on Me (Firsts and Forever #15) by Alexa Land~

 

36502990Title: Take a Chance on Me
Author: Alexa Land
Series: Firsts and Forever #15
Page Count: 369 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Free-spirited ballet dancer Quinn is sure he made a terrible mistake by agreeing to be Duke’s roommate. The big cop is the most uptight person Quinn’s ever met, and both men begin driving each other crazy from day one. 
Before long though, an undeniable spark of attraction ignites between them. But do opposites really attract? Or will their differences prove to be more than either of them can handle? 
This gay romance is the fifteenth book in Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever Series, but each novel is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere. Note: contains adult language and graphic sex and is only intended for adults.


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I am a big fan of this series. Whenever I feel a bit down and in need of a laugh, reading a book from this series, helps to make me feel better.

I am gonna be honest here, and say that this series is also a bit ridiculous and quite OTT at times, but sometimes…that is exactly what I need! I have come to love Nana and her crazy antics. 😛

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~Release Day Review~The Consumption of Magic (Tales From Verania #3) by T.J. Klune~

 

30370040Title: The Consumption of Magic
Author: T.J. Klune
Series: Tales From Verania #3
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 450 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.
It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be.
Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin’s true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania.
With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits—the unicorn Gary, the half-giant Tiggy, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, and the dragon known as Kevin—must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. Along the way, Sam learns secrets of the past that will forever change the course of the future.
A reckoning is coming for Sam of Wilds, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
 


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This is the the second (third?) book of the Destiny Fuck Yeah! trilogy…and I have been dying to get my hands on it.

I have also been pretty nervous, about the hints TJ kept dropping…He told us there were going to be some big changes in this book…He told us we would get to know Justin a bit better, and he warned us about the emotions we would be feeling while reading this one.

He wasn’t wrong….damn my emotions and Wookie Cry Face!!

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