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4.5 stars for Will & Patrick’s Happy Ending (Wake Up Married #6) by Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths #MM #ShortStory #Romance

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Title: Will & Patrick’s Happy Ending (Wake Up Married #6)
Author Name & Publisher: Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths
Publication Date & Length: April 15, 2016 – 127 pages

Synopsis

Follow Will & Patrick in this final installment of the romantic-comedy serial, Wake Up Married, by best-selling author Leta Blake and newcomer Alice Griffiths!

Sure, Will and Patrick are in love now, but they weren’t when they got married in Vegas. For Patrick, that’s no problem, but Will can’t shake his doubts that a relationship started through coercion can ever become the real deal.

Since the Molinaro crime family has reversed their position on divorce, Will and Patrick have a chance to rectify their drunken mistake. But is divorce the solution? Find out in this final installment of the much-beloved Wake up Married serial.

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FourandHalfStars

I’m so sad to be leaving Will and Patrick but was absolutely thrilled to take this journey with them. Although there were bits and pieces that drove me crazy as Will and Patrick navigate through what ended up as a perfect relationship for them both, overall I was completely glad that they finally got their HEA. The book (series) had everything in it and I loved the writing duo of Blake and Griffiths and certainly hope they continue to team up together. The secondary characters were also amazing and I really enjoyed getting to know everyone in this series.

This is a series and must be read in order. You will not be disappointed if you read these.

~Lynn

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5 stars for The Queen & The Homo Jock King (Tell Me It’s Real #2) by T. J. Klune @TJKlune @dreamspinners #MM #Contemporary #Comedy #humor

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Title: The Queen & The Homo Jock King (Tell Me It’s Real #2)
Author Name & Publisher: T. J. Klune (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 29, 2016 — 350 pages

Synopsis

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Sanford Stewart sure doesn’t. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy’s perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind.

Or so he tells himself.

It’s not until the owner of Jack It—the club where Sandy performs as drag queen Helena Handbasket—comes to him with a desperate proposition that Sandy realizes he might have to put his feelings about Darren aside. Because Jack It will close unless someone can convince Andrew Taylor, the mayor of Tucson, to keep it open.

Someone like Darren, the mayor’s illegitimate son.

The foolproof plan is this: seduce Darren and push him to convince his father to renew Jack It’s contract with the city.

Simple, right?

Wrong.

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FiveStars

Sanford does not like the homo jock king Darren or at least that is what he tells himself and he his defiantly not attracted to him no matter if everytime he sees Darren he has to remind himself that he does not like him. But then his boss asks him for a favor that would have him pretending he was interested in Darren… Can he fight his attraction to Darren when he has to pretend he has feelings or will he continue to fight his attraction.

I thought this book was hilarious. From the start Helena Handbasket had me laughing so hard there were tears in my eyes. Between the things he would say and the thoughts he would have I found myself laughing so much through this book.

Then there was Darren which honestly I just loved his character so much. He was so sly about his feelings through this book and the way he acted around Helena was a mixture of so sweet and so funny.

You also get to see the characters from the first book in this series which I loved so much! The way these friends interacted with each other was hilarious but also heartwarming which how much they cared about each other.

So with this book you will get your angst, humor and the sweet too! I 100% loved the way T.J. Klune wrote these characters in this series and this story.

I loved this book and would definitely recommend it!

~Kara

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5 Stars for Checkmate Ever After (Checkmate #1-3) by Lex Chase #MM #Comedy @Lex_Chase

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Title: Checkmate Ever After (Checkmate #1-3)
Author Name & Publisher: Lex Chase (DSP Publications)
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Synopsis

Second Edition

Checkmate: Books One through Four

The day disgraced superhero Memphis Rook literally fell into Hogarth Dawson’s lap, you could say it was fate. But the brawny Rook did nearly crush Garth’s pancreas. What started as two ships passing in the night ended on the weirdest adventure of their lives. Together, Rook and Garth form Checkmate, a daring super duo that keeps Axis City safe from a rogue’s gallery of nefarious villains, dastardly masterminds, and a coalition of calamity. Fighting evil wherever it appears—from reality shows to comic book conventions—Checkmate serves up knuckle sandwiches of justice. But by day, they’re a couple of broke losers who can barely afford a burger and navigating a weird thing called a relationship. Ain’t true love grand? Rook and Garth may be in over their heads, and even super heroes fail sometimes, but they’re ready to take a stand when no one else will. Don’t hate the players, because Checkmate owns the game.

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FiveStars

This book was so good! It had me laughing and on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading this.

You get your comic book action with this book with all the super heroes and villains in this world who fight each other. Which leads me to… I loved this world the author created in this book! You get your action and angst in this book along with the steam which was hot between these two super heroes. Then there were the funny moments with the banter between Hogarth and Rook which had me laughing until there were tears in my eyes.

I loved the way Lex Chase wrote these characters! There was Garth who is the computer nerd hero with superpowers that is not afraid of going after what he wants and that is Rook. Then there was Rook who is a hero but keeps to himself after being kicked out of Power Alliance, that is until he meets Garth. Rook has powers like strength and the power to bring those who die back which he uses to save people.

These two men join forces too fight the villains in there city. While at the same time they grow closer together. You also will meet a lot of different characters in this book too.

So I will leave this review with… I really loved this funny/action filled book and would definitely recommend this!

~Kara

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5 Stars for A Date With Angel: And Other Things That Weren’t Supposed To Happen by J. Judkins (AUDIOBOOK) #FF #Comedy

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Title: A Date With Angel: And Other Things That Weren’t Supposed To Happen
Author Name: J. Judkins
Publication Date & Length: April 3, 2015 – 380 pgs

Synopsis

Kim could tell at a glance Angel wasn’t the average attractive yet poorly disguised extraterrestrial scout sent to assess Earth’s defenses before the inevitable alien invasion. Angel’s memory loss cover story? Lame. Robbing a passing ruffian of his shirt to cover her naked body? NOT a good way to avoid attracting attention! As a science fiction geek, Kim felt herself uniquely qualified to watch Angel and thwart her dark mission…once the alien got around to it.
But Angel had her own questions. She couldn’t help but wonder, why would Kim invite a stranger home? Surely, it could only be for romance! Kim didn’t dare correct her, not without giving herself away, and so both found themselves in an escalating romantic relationship neither actually wanted.
Is it possible lies and deception could lead to true love? Could projected feelings designed to fool the other become genuine?
“A Date with Angel is a romantic escalation comedy full of misinterpretations, grand theories, and devious, romantic traps … and a suspected alien woman doing her best to meet a sci-fi paranoiac’s expectations.”

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FiveStars

**AUDIOBOOK REVIEW**

This is billed as a romantic comedy, and I must say it delivers. Kim is a paranoid introvert, zealous in her goal to keep her private life private, and making sure she allows no one close to her. As the book opens, Kim encounters a naked woman in a convenience store parking lot. The woman is putting on a shirt she obviously took from the unconscious man lying on the ground. The two women look at each other, and finally Kim engages her in conversation. That conversation leads to all the events that occur in the book. Because that conversation is weird. And it rings all sorts of alarm bells in Kim’s mind. This woman is an alien scout! And Kim might be the only thing standing between Earth and an alien invasion. Which, let’s face it, is ridiculous.

The comedy is that this gamer girl geek believes Angel, as she declares her name to be, is an alien. There are several things that back this theory up, from the obvious lies Angel tells about herself – her cover story, to things that Angel does that just don’t add up to normal. Kim’s struggles to maintain her own cover lead her to accept and agree to things with Angel that she had no intention of doing. This leads to numerous situations that were funny enough to make me laugh out loud. Which brings me to the narrator. Kendall Taylor brings a distinct personality to each character, the best of which is her deadpan delivery of Angel’s lines. Sometimes just hearing Angel’s responses in that voice cracked me up. The best thing about this book, and this is what pushed it up to a 5 star for me, is that while this is a romantic comedy, there’s a secondary story going on here that just struck me as sweet, intense, and amazing. This is the story of a woman with horrible interpersonal issues, trust issues, overwhelming shyness, completely introverted, and closed off to any sort of personal  relationship where she can get hurt. It takes a completely out of this world reason for Kim to invite someone into her space, and at first, Kim grudgingly accepts the things that occur because she has to keep an eye on this alien who might mean the end of our world. And it is extremely interesting to hear her try to justify the things that she feels and does. The fact that every step forward in their relationship, every step closer together is because of some devious and  vilmaster plan that Angel has concocted to trick Kim into helping her complete her mission. And the way that Angel not only goes along with it, but buys in to it as well, absolutely makes them perfect for each other. Slowly Kim opens up her life, to Angel and to others she comes in contact with, very reluctantly, and very grudgingly. And by the end of the book, Kim has become someone who has at least one person in her life who is more important to her than all of her insecurities. That is the secondary story, and it is glorious.

I’m not sure if this would read as funny as it was listening to it, but I will definitely find out at some point in time.

Amy

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New Release: Drama Queen (a Nicky and Noah Mystery) by Joe Cosentino (AUTHOR INTERVIEW) #Mystery #Romance @JoeCosen @

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Title: Drama Queen (a Nicky and Noah Mystery)
Author Name & Publisher: Joe Cosentino (Lethe Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 6, 2015 – 194 pgs

Synopsis

It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!

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With the student actors and technicians sitting in the front of the theatre (obliviously texting on their phones), my student stage manager, SuCho, screamed for everyone’s attention, and for me to come to the front of the theatre house to give them my notes. This thankfully sent David off to his office in a huff.

After I had given my first few notes, I noticed Noah Oliver standing in the back of the theatre. Noah is tall and lean with curly blond hair, blue eyes, and the sweetest smile I have ever wanted to kiss in an Assistant Professor. While I teach Theatre History and Play Directing, Noah is our department’s specialist in Acting, and for good reason. Noah is a terrific actor, a creative and passionate teacher, and a wonderful colleague. More importantly, I have had a crush on him since the moment he made his entrance into our humble campus three years ago. Noah is single, gay, and seems to really like me. Why don’t I ask him out? Noah is twenty-eight years young. As a junior professor in my department in need of my vote for tenure this year, if I make a pass at him it could be considered attempted coercion on my part.

It was difficult for me to concentrate on giving my notes to the students since Scotty Bruno, my graduate assistant and Assistant Director of the play, was talking, laughing, and obviously flirting with Noah in the rear of the theatre. I had reason to be concerned. Scotty has bleached blond hair, contact lens turquoise eyes, ultra-white bonded teeth, and muscles as if sculpted by Michelangelo, housed in multi-colored, stuffed shorts and tank top (in winter) that were not unnoticed by Noah. Unless I was becoming nearsighted, I could have sworn that Scotty whispered something into Noah’s ear then handed Noah a box. What the heck is in it? Love letters? Condoms? My heart on a silver platter?

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