BOOK REVIEW: Never Wrong by Chris McHart

Never Wrong is a nice, fluffy, age-gap/instant family romance between a 20-something IT support guy and a 40-something cop. Both men are fresh out of long-term relationships and while Dean's was with another older guy, Jeff's never been with a man before. His 11-year relationship was with a woman. I liked...

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BOOK REVIEW: A Little Side of Geek (Geek Life #1) by Marguerite Labbe

So this is an opposites-attract romance between a comic book artist and a chef/restaurant owner. Both heroes were three-dimensional and relatable with a pile of sexy on the side. I cared about the men and their relationship from the beginning. The wordsmithing was good and the editing was pretty good too. With an obviously POC hero...

BOOK REVIEW: As I Am by Melissa Collins

As I Am is a messy mix-up of stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold, opposites-attract, and sudden-parenthood romances between a college drop-out and an ER doctor. I really liked that both heroes were flawed and made epic mistakes of both the understandable and the stupid varieties. Both men are just guys trying to make it from one day to the next as best they can. Chase was...

BOOK REVIEW: The Finder by J.E. Lorin

I enjoyed this book a lot and will definitely be looking for more from the author. A sequel to these events would absolutely be welcomed. This is more romantic suspense than a pure romance and I would have liked to see more relationship development between our heroes, but that's just personal preference. In tropes, it's a slow burn, friends to lovers tale of a repair shop owner with the preternatural ability to find people, alive or not, who need his help falling for one of the detectives assigned to work with him as they try to solve a serial killer case.

BOOK REVIEW: The Accidental Master: A Puppy Play Romance by M.A. Innes

An alpha-ish dog trainer falls for two subs who happen to be into puppy play, It's sort of a stranger-in-a-strange-land meets age-gap romance. I instantly fell in love with all three heroes. From the moment Jackson was intrigued and befuddled by his reaction to Sawyer's sweet and earnest email, I was hooked. Cooper and Sawyer's sweet, open honesty was completely endearing. Did you notice I...

BOOK REVIEW: Peach Tree Life by Trina Solet

In a nutshell, Peach Tree Life is a sudden family meets hurt/comfort romance between an ex-pat translator returning to the US to raise his orphaned nephews and a waiter at the local cafe who has a history of panic attacks and an abusive ex. It's a soft, heartwarming story that is as much about...

BOOK REVIEW: Alaska (Sawyer’s Ferry #1) by Cate Ashwood

At its heart, this was an opposites attract with a hint of fish-out-of-water romance between two doctors. The heroes were interesting as were the secondary characters. The setting was great as well, but I have a long-standing love for stories set in Alaska and/or any rural wilderness. There's just something about the juxtaposition between the stubborn independence needed to live in such a harsh environment and the dependence on your neighbors and community that is just as necessary to survival. The wordsmithing and editing of the story were both great which made it an enjoyable read, all things considered. Oh... and the sex was pretty hot as well.

BOOK REVIEW: Country Soul by Remmy Duchene

A musician dropped from by his record company for being gay falls for a record executive bent on saving his career. It's an enjoyable low-conflict story with no surprises. The heroes are both well-drawn and likable. It just all felt too fast and a smidge shallow. The wordsmithing was...

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Breathing (Bear, Otter, and the Kid #3) by T.J. Klune

So I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I had reasons. The first two books in the BOATK series are among my all-time favorite books in any genre. I fell head-over-heels in love with these characters a long time ago and everything in me resisted seeing Ty hurt in the past, present or the future. No matter how much I wanted to revisit the McKenna/Thompson family I just couldn't do it before now. The Art of Breathing is basically the story of ...