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TWO 5 Stars for Unexpected Rescue (Unexpected #1) by Silvia Violet #MM #Military

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Title: Unexpected Rescue (Unexpected #1)
Author Name: Silvia Violet
Publication Date & Length: November 4, 2013 – 95 pgs

Synopsis

Shrapnel from an explosion tore up Jackson’s leg and ended his career as a Navy SEAL. Being forced into the civilian world was bad enough, but being told he’s crazy is intolerable. No matter what the doctors or anyone else tells him, he knows a supposed ally was responsible for his injury, and that same man is determined to shut Jackson up for good.

When Jackson sees a kayaker clinging to his boat from the balcony of his beach house, his instincts tell him something dire is about to happen. Jackson rescues the injured man and insists on hiding him until a former SEAL teammate arrives. As Jackson struggles with separating reality from soul-shattering flashbacks, the injured man’s compassion and growing trust tear down his barriers, and Jackson begins to wonder if his heart is as dead as he’d assumed.

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FiveStars

This was a super fast read but a really good start to this series!
Jackson was a navy seal who had been hurt by a bad man.  This person is still hunting Jackson. He is at rental trying to get away from the man who hurt him and who is currently coming after him.  That is when he sees Addy get hurt and goes after him.
There was the perfect amount of action in this book also you get the sparks between these two.
All together I really loved this novella!
I would recommend this book!
Kara
FiveStars
I LOVED this book. There is a lot of twists and surprises and it was great! The action was exciting. The pain Jackson goes through with his injury is hard to read at times, but I connected with him because of his refusal to give up when it would’ve been so much easier to take the easy way.
The chemistry was amazing, but I expect nothing less from a book by Silvia Violet.
Can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Renee

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TWO 3.5 and TWO 3 Star Reviews for Boyfriend Forever (Boyfriend #2) by Diana DeRicci #MM #Romance @MLRPress

1.5

Title: Boyfriend Forever (Boyfriend #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Diana DeRicci (MLR Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 20, 2015 – 101 pgs

Synopsis

Can love survive seven years apart?

Jayden Sindler let the love of his life walk away seven years ago to give him the chance to fulfill a future Nash Vargas had been working toward since his sophomore year in high school. As the years crawled by, they’d drifted apart, living in two different cities, with two different careers. Over time, the promises of ever after faded.

Jayden knew he was equally to blame for letting things fall apart. When phone numbers ceased working, when Nash moved jobs then residences, he knew it was really over.

It was time to let go.

Can new life be breathed into an old flame? Can hearts forgive? Can Jayden convince Nash to give love one more try?

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ThreeandHalfStars

Book 2 we are back with Jayden and Nash.  They have been apart seven years with no contact. Then one day Nash moves back to town and will they get that chance of love again.

I was kind of confused as to why they didn’t communicate within the time they were apart. The story really didn’t go into that. It would have been nice to get a little more on the backstory of that. I also wondered if Tim and Bill were such good friends why didn’t tell Jayden what Nash was going through.

Even with not knowing those things it was still a good story.

Sherry

ThreeStar

So as much as I loved this first book in this series I am sad to say this one was just not for me…
I got why they drifted apart the part in this that I really don’t understand is why they never talked to each other in all the time they were not together. So I will be honest sometimes it is disappointing when you get to the 2nd book in the series and the couple is broken up. It just seems to happen all the time now and with this couple which I loved this couple together. To see this happening with them too and not really get why they never talked it out or why Nash never told Jayden that he needed help or what he was going through.
So I guess I was just left with a lot of unanswered questions with this one. So I am sad to say this one was just not for me….

~Kara

ThreeStar

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book but when I saw this book I had to read it. Now I am thinking “why did I read this?” I just don’t understand the seven years of not talking? I mean when the last book ended everything was good! This book was just too short and didn’t really give us all the answers to the questions we had. I think I should have just passed on this one.

Angie

ThreeandHalfStars

I loved this book but also didn’t understand why anyone would let the love of their life get away from them. I also could believe that the basically went seven years with no communication. I understand why Jayden let Nash go so he could fulfill his dreams but no communication!! And why didn’t Tim or Bill let Jayden in on the things Nash was dealing with but then again why didn’t Jayden ask. I felt there was so much missing between books 1 and 2.

However, the author did bring them back together and it was clear that they would have many obstacles overcome. There was emotion and heartache and everything in between, this is where the author does an amazing job.

~Lynn

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4 stars for Piece of Cake (A Matter of Time #8) by Mary Calmes @dreamspinners #MM #Contemporary #romance

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Title: Piece of Cake (A Matter of Time #8)
Author Name & Publisher: Mary Calmes (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 12, 2015 — 70 pages

Synopsis

After years of domestic partnership, Jory Harcourt and Sam Kage are finally going to make it official in their home state of Illinois. It’s been a long and rocky road, and nothing—not disasters at work, not the weather, not a possible stalker, not even getting beat up and having to attend the ceremony looking like he just got mugged—will make Jory wait one more day to make an honest man of the love of his life.

Should be a piece of cake, right?

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FourStars

Short and over-the-top in the best way, this is unapologetically ridiculous. At no point does it take itself seriously, and that’s what makes it fun.

This is part of a larger series, and it does help to have read some of them for context about who the characters are. However, it can still be enjoyed for what it is regardless.

Everything in this story is larger than life. There’s a plot, more or less, but the real fun is in Jory’s relationships with the people around him, including Sam. Even though it was a bit shallow, it was still a nice, quick read.

~AmyM

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4.5 & 3 Stars for Aubrey & Darragh (Storming Love: Wild Fire #1) by T.A. Chase #MM #Fireman #Romance

1.5

Title: Aubrey & Darragh (Storming Love: Wild Fire #1)
Author Name & Publisher: T.A. Chase (MLR Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 7, 2015 – 44 pgs

Synopsis

Aubrey Rabinstern is prepared for the wildfires sweeping across the land around his house. He’s even accepted the fact he’ll lose his home. But Aubrey doesn’t expect to find a man he can love in the midst of the ashes left behind.

Darragh O’Flannery never thinks he’ll meet a man like Aubrey Rabinstern while fighting the wildfires destroying acres of land and homes. Yet in the middle of the chaos, he and Aubrey forge a connection. Can it withstand the normality of life once the fires are put out?

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ThreeStar

Well I will start this review with while I thought it was cute and sweet it was just a little to sweet for my me. It was also a insta-love which most of the time I like but sometimes it moves to fast for me and I end up not really feeling the connection between the two MC’s and unfortunately I just did not feel the connection between Darragh and Aubrey.
You do get your hot fireman with this story and cute kittens which I did love but due to the lack of feeling a connection between these two I am sad to say this novella was just not for me…

Kara

FourandHalfStars

Absolutely loved this book. The characters became so real to me. That shows signs of an excellent author. You get a hot fireman and loved the cute kitten. It was definitely an instant love that did make it a little had to believe but I’m sure it can happen that way in real life. This a short story and a light read. Excellent job T.A. Chase.

~Lynn

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5 and 4 Stars for Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats #2) by Piper Vaughn #MM #Erotica @dreamspinners @pipervaughn

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Title: Hook, Line & Sinker (Hard Hats #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Piper Vaughn (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 19, 2014 – 181 pgs

Synopsis

When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.

Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out of state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred.

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FiveStars

I really liked this story. Childhood enemies turned adult lovers. It’s a very sweet story, but I still loved it.
The way the characters relearn each other after so long of not knowing the man the other has become after such hatred during childhood. It was a slow burning romance in a way but a flash fire in others.
I loved the way they worked through their problems and learned to trust each other after everything they’d go together both in the past and recently.
A great book if you are looking for a sweet, uplifting book.
Renee

FourStars

I really enjoyed this.  A great low-angst romance.  Blake is a perfect blue-collar hero.  The contractor loves fishing and baseball.  He injures himself playing road hockey.  Castor is his childhood nemesis turned adult crush.

It is refreshing to read a story about two men in their thirties who are both self-confident and generally happy.  The relationship dramas are small and very real.  It takes a while for Blake to get his mind from hook up to relationship. Castor has to work out of town.  

Piper Vaughn’s sex scenes are alway steamy and this is no exception.  Even the pre-pubescent versions of these two had chemistry!  I loved the supporting characters.  Blakes mum and Castor’s grandma add warmth and humour to the story.  

This is a sweet, very believable and endearingly simple love story.

Sarah

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4.5 and 4 Stars for Ascension (Southern Spirits #7) by Bailey Bradford #MM #Paranormal @BaileyBFun4Me

1.5

Title: Ascension (Southern Spirits #7)
Author Name & Publisher: Bailey Bradford (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: September 22, 2015 – 96 pgs

Synopsis

Conner Sutherland never thought he’d meet the love of his life in the Afterlife…

Conner Sutherland has been alone for a long time. He can’t remember the last time he even felt the desire to be touched by another man. Sometime before his death, when he’d still been Laine’s lover. But Laine had found Severo years ago, and if any two people were meant for each other it was Laine and Sev. Where that leaves Conner, he doesn’t know, other than feeling lost and out of sorts.

He doesn’t want to think about the way he feels when he sees Ro—Rogelio, Sev’s nephew. Conner’s seen Ro grow from pretty boy into a handsome man, but wanting him is foolish and useless. Ro’s got a life to live, and even if he does things that hurt Conner, that’s not Ro’s fault. He doesn’t know he entranced Conner long ago.

Ro has only ever wanted one man for keeps. It’s a pointless want, though, because Conner Sutherland is dead and too busy pranking Laine and Sev to notice Ro anyway.

But life, and death, have a way of surprising you, as Ro and Conner find out.

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FourandHalfStars

This was a little bit of an unusual story, but it does fit right in with the rest of the series.  I have never read a story where spirits fell in love, but I have to say surprisingly it was a good story.

You start out with so much sadness, but you still get the sweet romantic story of  Connor and Ro. Their destiny was to be together.  It was awful the bad things done to Ro before he passes on. But everyone deserves to fall in love with their soul mate.

It was perfect for this series the whole spirit angle was very entertaining.  I loved how it was wrapped up in this book.

Sherry

FourStars

Okay so happy we got Connors character being a MC in this book!  I have been wanting to know more about him and you definitely see a lot more of Connor in this Novella.
Connor is just going along while time is flying in the world of the living.   Then you meet Ro Sev’s nephew, who is lonely and going through the motions upset and depressed with the loss he just went through.  So he makes mistakes that makes it so he can be close with Connor.  What to say about these two… It was sweet how they had each other but also a little goofy at the same time.  There is not much angst with this one.. You get more of them together which honestly at first was a little weird this being the first time I have read a book about ghosts being together. Let me say I really did like it!
So without giving away anymore spoilers… I really liked this book!
I would definitely recommend this book!
Kara

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4 and 3 Star Reviews for Charlie’s Hero (Heroes #1) by Nic Starr #MM #Romance @Dreamspinners @nicstarooo @dreamspinner

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Title: Charlie’s Hero (Heroes #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Nic Starr (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 17, 2015 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

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FourStars

While I enjoyed this story, I can’t say that I LOVED it. It was too sweetly romantic in my opinion. I mean there wasn’t even really any drama until like 80% through. It was more about the relationship as it grew and developed between the men.

The characters were great. I loved how they met and how they were these two unique men, but in the end the plot and pacing was just a bit slow for me. I feel like it needed something to help move the story along a bit faster.
All in all though, the strong characters, the slow building romance, the great chemistry ended up being enough to make it a good book if you are looking for a sweet romance.
Renee

ThreeStar

I liked this book but there were parts of this book I just did not love.   Parts of this book just dragged a little bit for me… Then you have Charlie and Josh, while I did think they were a cute couple I really did not feel it for some reason.  This book had it’s sweet moments and there was some angst mixed in but not a lot.  Josh was the sweet shy character and Charlie was the type of man who knew what he wanted.  So I liked the story and  the premise but for some reason I could not see them together at all.

Kara

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