~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


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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~Review~Reservations by Kindle Alexander~


36490337Title: Reservations
Author: Kindle Alexander
Page Count: 405 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5


Wildly successful entrepreneur, Thane Walker is stubbornly set in his ways and adamantly resists the shackles of commitment. He’s seen enough unhappy endings to learn the best way to play is by keeping his men on the payroll. 
Levi Silva’s dream of graduating from one of the country’s top medical schools is in his grasp, until news from home changes everything. Now, he’s raising his two teenage brothers and trying to keep everyone’s head above water, emotionally and financially. 
When Levi’s new job puts him in Thane’s path, their chemistry explodes, but their fear of being involved in relationships keeps them apart. Unfortunately, despite the intense desire drawing them together, neither man can move forward until they get past their own…Reservations. 

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I have enjoyed many books written by Kindle Alexander, and this one was no exception.

Though I have to say, that it also wasn’t my favorite by these authors…Thane is part of the reason for this…

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Thane is a businessman, who among other things, owns  Reservations, a men’s club. He is very much used to getting what he wants. What he doesn’t want though, is a relationship…

Until he meets Levi that is…

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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


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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~Review~Lovers Like Us (Like Us #2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie~


36326400Title: Lovers Like Us
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #2
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5


Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent: 
Keep your relationship secret from the public. 
Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients. 
On the road. 
In a sleeper tour bus. 
For four rocky months.
Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check. 
But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves. 
Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim. 
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 Damaged Like Us, Book 1, before reading Lovers Like Us.

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I am a huge huge fan of these authors!

I absolutely loved the “Addicted/Calloway” series. So a new series featuring all the Hale/Cobalt/Meadows kids…awesome…having this series start with an MM couple…now that was the freaking icing on the cake for me!!

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~Pre-Release Review~Reawaken (Under My Skin #2) by Christina Lee~


36394029Title: Reawaken
Author: Christina Lee
Series: Under My Skin #2
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5


Losing his adoring husband shattered Tristan Rogers’s world. For the past few years, he’s been going through the motions, running their dog grooming business while hiding the loneliness he feels down to his bones. When he witnesses an ugly breakup between a pretentious customer and his boyfriend, Tristan can’t help but intervene. Something about the unassuming younger man calls to him, and he can’t help wondering if he’s experienced some heartache of his own.

Life took a tragic turn for Jonas “West” Hollis as a teen, and he’s felt indebted to his overbearing lover ever since. Tristan’s kindness draws him from the start, but with his dreams finally in reach, West can’t risk getting close to someone else. Not now that he can live his life and stand on his own merit.

From innocent texts to companionable rides on Tristan’s boat, what starts as an unexpected friendship between the men sparks into undeniable attraction. Neither are ready for anything deeper than a couple of passionate nights wrapped in each other’s arms but their connection becomes too intense for either to ignore. If Tristan and West want to heal their broken hearts, they’ll need a considerable amount of trust and courage—not only in themselves but also each other.

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I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series “Regret”, so I was very excited about this second installment.

After reading the blurb though, I got a bit worried, because this book contains a pet peeve of mine…a deceased spouse.

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Thankfully, even though Tristan is still grieving his late husband…I didn’t feel that West had to fight some kind of perfect ghost…It is quite the emotional story though…

Tristan was introduced in the previous book (Brin’s boss at Doggy Styles), but no worries for those who haven’t read that one yet…this book can be read as a standalone…Tristan has been existing for the last three years. I say exciting because he hasn’t been fully living his life, ever since he lost his husband. He is still very much grieving.

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~Release Day Review~Off the Ice (Hat Trick #1) by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn~


35482402Title: Off the Ice
Authors: Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn
Series: Hat Trick #1
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Page Count: 275 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5


Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play hockey forever. One day he’ll retire—if an injury doesn’t force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn’t count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz.
Sebastian is on the bottom rung of the Sociology Department at Georgia State. He has his sights set on tenure, and he can’t afford to be distracted, especially not by a sexy student with a body straight out of Sebastian’s dreams. No matter how much Tristan tempts him, that’s one line Sebastian won’t cross. At least not until summer classes end. After that, everything is fair game.
But Sebastian lives loud and proud, and Tristan is terrified of being the first out player in the NHL. Neither of them can afford to risk their hearts when they can’t imagine a happily ever after. The problem is, unlike hockey, when it comes to love, there are no rules.

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I am a huge hockey fan! 😀

Those sexy men, with their big sticks, get to me every single time…So it shouldn’t be a surprise, that I am also a huge fan of Avon Gale’s “Scoring Chances” series. When I saw the blub for this one, I knew I had to read it. 😉

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I am so glad I did because I absolutely loved this one! This book has so many of the things I love…We get two awesome men getting down and dirty, sports (hockey), age difference, student/teacher, dirty talk and some very nicely done “kink”. What more could a girl wish for?!

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~Release Day Review~Late In The Day (The Vault #2) by Mary Calmes~


35830232Title: Late In The Day
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: The Vault #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5


Second from The Vault
Terrence Moss. Conrad Harris. Gold Team Leader. Darius Hawthorne. The Vault. Juggling all these names would bother some, but for Darius, it’s business as usual. When he closes a chapter in his life, he leaves a name—and the people associated with it—behind. He’s managed to keep a few colleagues, even fewer friends, and no companionship through his forty-plus years… but that’s now changing.
The newest chapter of his life is bringing serious change: a stable home, a recovered identity, an unlikely family, and now a chance encounter with the one man Darius ever loved: Efrem Lahm. The reasons they parted are still valid, and there’s no way they can trust each other. But Efrem has already decided he won’t let Darius go… and Darius will have to decide if he wants to take a chance with his heart this late in the day.

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It’s no secret, that I am a huge fan of all things “Mary”. Her books are like comfort food to me…I re-read them all the time.

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I fell in love with Conrad, when I read “Mine” He was actually my favorite part of the book, and he was just a side-character. So imagine how happy I was, when I found out he was getting his own story.

Now before I say anything more…I would advise everyone to read book 1, “A Day Makes” first, and to also read “Mine”. A lot of characters from this book, make an appearance and I think you might get a bit lost of you don’t.

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~Review~Fish Out of Water (Fish Out of Water #1) by Amy Lane~


30813756Title: Fish Out of Water
Author: Amy Lane
Series: Fish Out of Water #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 270 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: July 29, 2016
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5


PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe. 
Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn’t stopped him from crushing on street-smart, swaggering Jackson Rivers for the past six years. But when Jackson asks for his help defending Kaden Cameron, Ellery is out of his depth—and not just with guarded, prickly Jackson. Kaden wasn’t just framed, he was framed by crooked cops, and the conspiracy goes higher than Ellery dares reach—and deep into Jackson’s troubled past.
Both men are soon enmeshed in the mystery of who killed the cop in the minimart, and engaged in a race against time to clear Kaden’s name. But when the mystery is solved and the bullets stop flying, they’ll have to deal with their personal complications… and an attraction that’s spiraled out of control.

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I am a huge fan of Amy Lane’s “Johnnies” series and “Beneath The Stain”. You know what I am also a big fan of? Mystery and suspense!

So I knew I had to read this series. I was a bit apprehensive though because so many of the reviews said that the romance factor was pretty low. Since I like mystery/suspense so much, I don’t need a whole lotta romance to keep me happy…but I do need some!

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~Review~Red Fish, Dead Fish (Fish Out of Water #2) by Amy Lane~


35508883Title: Red Fish, Dead Fish
Author: Amy Lane
Series: Fish Out of Water #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 330 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5


They must work together to stop a psychopath—and save each other. 
Two months ago Jackson Rivers got shot while trying to save Ellery Cramer’s life. Not only is Jackson still suffering from his wounds, the triggerman remains at large—and the body count is mounting.
Jackson and Ellery have been trying to track down Tim Owens since Jackson got out of the hospital, but Owens’s time as a member of the department makes the DA reluctant to turn over any stones. When Owens starts going after people Jackson knows, Ellery’s instincts hit red alert. Hurt in a scuffle with drug-dealing squatters and trying damned hard not to grieve for a childhood spent in hell, Jackson is weak and vulnerable when Owens strikes.
Jackson gets away, but the fallout from the encounter might kill him. It’s not doing Ellery any favors either. When a police detective is abducted—and Jackson and Ellery hold the key to finding her—Ellery finds out exactly what he’s made of. He’s not the corporate shark who believes in winning at all costs; he’s the frightened lover trying to keep the man he cares for from self-destructing in his own valor.

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After I finished “Fish Out of Water”, I had to jump right into this one. Just to be clear, these books can not be read as a standalone. 😉

I really loved book 1. I fell in love with Jackson and Ellery, and the suspense had me on the edge of my seat. This one though, blew book one, out of the park for me!

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~Release Day Review~Psycho Romeo (Ward Security #1) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~


36262555Title: Psycho Romeo
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Ward Security #1
Page Count: 232 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5


Geoffrey Ralse is known for being the life of the party. He loves the club scene, hanging with his friends, and flirting with whomever catches his eye. He certainly isn’t going to stop living his life just because some would-be stalker starts sending him threats. 
But it all changes when Geoffrey is drugged and wakes up half naked in his own home with a new message from his stalker. 
He needs help and there’s only one person he trusts… 
Protective Agent Sven Larsen has been fighting Geoffrey’s flirtatious advances for months, even though he’s impossibly drawn to the man. There’s no way he can be around him twenty-four/seven and not finally crack. But one look at Geoffrey’s haunted eyes, and he knows there’s no way he’s letting Geoffrey walk out of Ward Security without him. 
Even if it means breaking his own rules, he will keep Geoffrey safe.

Trigger warning: There is a very short section with sexual assault that some could find upsetting.

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I have been on pins and needles ever since I found out, that these wonderful ladies, we’re gonna write a spin-off of the “Unbreakable Bonds” series. All the books from that series have made it to my “favorite reads” list, so my expectations for this new series was pretty high.

Thankfully it did not disappoint…I was hooked from the very first page! 😀 

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