Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: March 22, 2017
ISBN: 9781635335071
Western, Contemporary, M/M

Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)

Rating: 4 Hearts

Danny used to live for the rodeo but after a life alter event he has barely looked back. He lives and works at a guest ranch owned by friends. When a hot but taken young man arrives for a stay Danny is taken by surprise at his attraction but knows there is nothing he can do about it. Laurie is something else alright and he is just as taken with Danny. Soon the two have a friendship going that seems to be pushing the boundaries. Life happens, and the two men find themselves together before they know it but once again life throws a monkey wrench into the mix and the men must decide what they truly want and if they are willing to fight for it.

I enjoyed coming back to the McIntyre ranch and visiting with the previous characters while getting Danny’s story. Danny is a good man who had a bad time of things and is trying to fight his way back and land on his feet. When Laurie comes into his life it is thrown into a tailspin and Laurie has problems of his own that he must fight through. The two men fight their attraction until they have no more reasons to. I loved seeing Laurie find his own way and become something on his own. He is a strong man and just needed someone to believe in him. Danny is a good man and wants so much more than he thinks he deserves but his friends see his true self and are willing to help him with through it all. It was nice to watch Danny and Laurie fight their way to a happy ending. The two prove that no matter what they will support each other and give them what they need. Love is always worth fighting for and these two find a way to do just that.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca Zanetti
Part of the BLOOD BROTHERS series.
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One year ago, Denver Jones blew up his life and left everything behind. To stay alive, he had no other choice. But now, when video footage of the woman he could never forget goes viral, begging for his help, he has no choice but to go to her. Her niece has been kidnapped and Denver and his blood brothers are the only people she can trust. 

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Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Find Rebecca at: www.rebeccazanetti.com

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Friday, November 17, 2017


Publisher: Pride Publishing
Date published: August 9, 2016

ISBN: 9781786514523
BDSM, Erotic Romance, M/M, Contemporary

Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)

Weblink: https://www.pride-publishing.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4662

Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4 Hearts


This second book brings us back to the tropical island where Guard, Damien and James run a fantasy resort that will fulfill your deepest and darkest fantasy. Many a wish has been granted by these three but they have yet to see their dreams come true. Will these latest fantasies bring these three closer to one another again?  Their latest fantasies contain a man losing his sight, A Dom learning to submit and a writer who wants to see and feel first hand. Can the men make these three dreams come true? Will their magic touch work this time?

Each of the three fantasies in this book were engaging and pulled me in right from the start. I enjoyed each couple and found their journey’s to not only be hot and sexy but thoughtful and full of emotions as well. Each of the subs grows with the help of their Dom as they go through their fantasy. Each man finds his own way and fights for the love that he longs for.  As the three owners of the resort find happy endings for so many others they are still working on their own. We get to see more of Damien, Guard and James in this book and can only hope that their love is strong enough to get them past the roadblock that has devastated the three men. The stories in this installment are full of emotions and there is an intensity to the owner’s relationship that cannot be denied even by themselves.

I was quickly immersed in this book right from the start and was glued to their stories all the way to the end and still wanted more. I hope that we get to see more from James, Guard and Damien soon. These three sure do have the magic touch in finding happy endings.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

FIREBALLS by Tara Lain

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published:
February 8, 2017
ISBN: 9781634773645
Contemporary, M/M

Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)

Obtained via publisher

Rating: 4 Hearts

How can two men from so different find a middle ground? A fireman who must face his true feelings and an artist who will give up on love. These two men seem to be worlds apart yet so drawn to each other.  Rod has had his eye on Hunter for some time now but when his good friend and Hunter begin a relationship Rod steps back and helps his friend shine. Hunter thinks he is with the man who he should be, so he does not understand the pull he has to Rod. Soon fate comes calling and the two men are thrown together but Hunter still denies his true feelings and Rod must make a hard choice and decide to move on or pine for something he cannot have. Love cannot not be ignored but can these two men find their way to it?

This is a beautiful romance that pulls you in right from the start. It is full of angst and emotions that will pull at your heartstrings. Hunter is a strong man that fights his true feelings and always acts the way he thinks he should not the way he wants. When he meets Rod his life is turned upside down and he does not know where to go or what to do. Rod is out and proud and tries to help Hunter find his way, but his help is not always enough. I enjoyed watching Hunter figure out what he truly wants in life. Hunter and Rod have a chemistry that cannot be denied, and it was nice to see them fight for their love. Each man is strong on his own but together they are unbreakable. As hot as their relationship is we get to see the trust and love that grows between the two making this a wonderful read.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

Monday, November 13, 2017


A Haven Point Novel, Book 6
Harlequin Books
July 1st, 2017
Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance
Paperback ARC
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Publisher

3.5 Hearts


For Bowie Callahan, finding someone ASAP to help care for his newfound brother is a priority. Being attracted to Katrina Bailey wasn’t one of them until he sees her interact with Milo and head off a breakdown in the middle of the grocery store. Kat is determined to not work for Bowie. She is so close to her goal in adopting an orphan from South America that she wants nothing to do with rich, entitled Bowie. But looks can be deceiving and as Kat finds out, there is more to Bowie than the what she sees on the surface. As Kat is drawn more into Bowie and Milo’s life, she finds that sometimes what you see isn’t what you get.

I adore this series. Ms. Thayne delivers another wonderful story that is compassionate, delightful as it is heartfelt. The writing is tight and the story flows smoothly with a fast pace. I love meeting Bowie and Milo and finding how these two brothers can come together as a family with a little help. Katrina is a character that comes off in the beginning as aloof and very judgmental. She tears into Bowie and is so cold, I was wondering if this was one book in the series I just wasn’t going to enjoy. Within a few chapters the readers see just how determined she was in her goal in being a better person. Slowly as she warms up to Bowie and Milo, I saw the real Kat behind the fa├žade and loved her to pieces. Bowie is a man drowning-in work, a family situation thrust upon him out of the blue and an attraction to the lovely Katrina that takes him out of his comfort zone. Ms. Thayne captures these two main characters perfectly within SERENITY HARBOR. They just click together even as time and other issues keep cropping up.

This is an author who delivers heartfelt stories that just steal the readers heart with each page turned. The secondary characters from past books pop up and move the story along with smiles, humor and more. I love the dynamics of all the characters and feel this really does showcase what living in a small town is like. Everyone knowing your business, people determined to give their opinion no matter what, etc. Ms. Thayne captures that perfectly in her Haven Point series and makes it a star in the series. SERENITY HARBOR is a jewel in the series and I loved every minute of it. The other star was Milo. What an adorable character and I fell just a little bit in love with him while reading SERENITY HARBOR.
If you are looking for a romance filled with sparks, small town life and just a bit of romance, then you need to read Haven Point series. It’s a fun and sweet series that will steal your heart and never let go. I look forward to seeing where the next book in the series, Sugar Pine Trail, goes in the series next.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement



Saturday, November 11, 2017

WE LOVE KINK: EROTC ANTHOLOGY #1 by Arlee Scott, Dorothy F Shaw, Lacey Wolfe, Ella Jade, Cooper McKenzie, Sidda Lee Rain, Lainey Reese and Marie Tuhart

Publisher: WLK Publishing
Date published: 2017
BDSM, erotic romance

Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)

Obtained via publisher

Rating: 3 Hearts

This anthology gives us eight hot stories that blend together romance and kink. Each of the authors weave a wonderful tale of love with a bit of the naughty included. Every story has its own characters and depth. The characters in these stories range from beginners to pros but each and every one believes in love.  They are all hot and sexy reads that will grab readers right from the start and hold your attention to the end and have you cheering on love. Both men and woman dream of submitting in these stories and it takes the right person to be that someone. Can they take a chance and find the love that they are searching for?

These stories were well written with characters full of depth and emotions. I enjoyed each one and am pleased to say that this collection did not disappoint.  I was surprised that the one story that grabbed my attention the most was one of a pairing that I usually do not read. Love comes in so many ways that you must fight for it when you find it or you will lose it. Many of these characters found this out the hard way. I found stories by authors that I enjoy and a few that are new to me that I will be looking for more from in the future. I enjoyed seeing the trust and the love develop in each of these relationships and watching the characters grow made for a good read.  The connections that the couples made were a beautiful thing to see and I hope that we get more anthologies like this one in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

SUGARPLUM WAY by Debbie Mason


Publisher:     Forever
Published:     October 31, 2017
ISBN:        978-1538744154
Genre:      Contemporary Romance
Format:     Print
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina  myreviewbooks@aol.com


Several years ago Julia Landon decided she needed to become the Gallagher family’s fairy godmother.  It wasn’t a decision easily made and not one she would have made for herself.  It was one to honor the wishes of a dying man.  To do so she moved to Harmony Harbor and bit by bit has done what she can to bring happiness to the Gallagher family.  She has one more member to sprinkle with her fairy dust and then she can retire her wings.  This member though, is perhaps the hardest of all both because of his own issues and her own feelings for him.  If she let herself, she could easily fall in love with Aidan Gallagher.

Aidan Gallagher didn’t start out to be a dark and brooding man.  But life made some troublesome turns for him…several years under cover for the DEA took him to the dark side of human nature. He and his wife, Harper, split and Harper has done her best to keep him from his daughter, Ella Rose.  Despite his best efforts, his boss, Benson, at the Harmony Harbor police department doesn’t quite trust him to keep the darkness in his life shut down. The last thing he wants in his life is a fairy godmother…especially one he is sure is stalking his family.

Secrets have a way of coming out—even best kept ones that one person thinks protects another.  As Julia’s secrets begin to unfold, Aidan begins to see another side of her as well as into the depths of his own heart. 

Debbie Mason’s Harmony Harbor series is one of my “go to” series when I want or need to believe in magic.  Julia Landon in Mason’s latest, SUGARPLUM WAY would tell you that we conjure our own magic from deep inside ourselves and what can seem like a trick or gift of fate is actually meeting our own heart’s desires.  Julia just doesn’t believe, at least at first, that she too can have her heart’s desire.  I loved the way Mason peels the veils covering Aidan and Julia’s hearts and has them find their way to each other.  When the secret that both ties and comes between them all at once is revealed readers are in for first some heart wrenching and then heart healing emotional scenes. 

This story was focused more on the town of Harmony Harbor than on the Mansion where the Gallagher’s live along with the ghost of their great grandmother, her cat Simon and faithful butler, Jasper.  I missed seeing more of Colleen, the ghostly grandmother, and Simon because they are a piece of humor in the stories.  There was a nice reveal concerning Jasper and since Mason doesn’t focus on just young (i.e., couples in their 20’s) love, I hope he too will receive his own story.

It is always fun to catch up with her secondary characters – the Widows Club and a few other town members as well as where characters from the earlier books are now. 

Mason has something for everyone in her books—be it a young adult, adult or senior, male or female.  They are solid reads, perfect for curling up for a good long read with a happy ending.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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