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REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

At the University of North Carolina, Ronny's made some friends, kept his secrets, survived dorm life, and protected his heart. Until he can't. Ben is in some ways Ronny's opposite; he's big and solid where Ronny is small and slight. Ben's at UNC on a football scholarship. Confident, with that easy jock swagger, and an… Continue reading REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · musicians · new adult · substance abuse

REVIEW: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining… Continue reading REVIEW: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Books · Contemporary · grief · mental health · MM romance · neurodiversity · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sequel · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Reformed: Responsible Adult #3

Micky O’Neill and Dan Peters now live in Wales, bringing up Micky’s disabled little brother away from small-minded Heathwood and close to Micky’s deceased mother’s family. Things are fine…until Dan begins his dream career as an English teacher at the local school and Micky, main caregiver to Flynn, is isolated in a village that only… Continue reading REVIEW: Reformed: Responsible Adult #3

Books · Contemporary · in recovery · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · mystery · romance · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

Sometimes the adventure chooses you. Lover of fine poetry and lousy choose-your-own-adventure novels, Professor Sebastian Swift was once the bad-boy darling of the literati. The only lines he does these days are Browning, Frost, and Cummings. Even his relationship with the hot, handsome Wolfe Neck Police chief, Max Prescott, is healthy. When one of his… Continue reading REVIEW: Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · mental health · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2) by C.F. White

Love isn't always responsible. After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the limits. Having to battle their way through a court case that could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of… Continue reading REVIEW: Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2) by C.F. White

Books · coming out · Contemporary · giveaway · grief · mental health · MM romance · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

Excerpt, Review and Giveaway: The Dead Don’t Lie by Anne Russo

BOOK BLAST Book Title: The Dead Don't Lie Author: Anne Russo Publisher: JMS Books Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs Release Date: 3/13/21 Genres: Contemporary MM Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Action-Adventure Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Forced Proximity, Slow Burn, Found Families Themes: Death & Dying, Betrayal, Love & Sacrifice, Family, Guilt & Loss Heat Rating:… Continue reading Excerpt, Review and Giveaway: The Dead Don’t Lie by Anne Russo

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · mental health · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Misdemeanor (Responsible Adult #1) by C.F. White

Life isn't always responsible. After his mother tragically dies and his deadbeat father goes off the rails, nineteen-year-old Micky is left to care for his disabled little brother, Flynn. Juggling college, a dead-end job and Flynn’s special needs means Micky has to put his bad-boy past behind him and be the responsible adult to keep… Continue reading REVIEW: Misdemeanor (Responsible Adult #1) by C.F. White

Books · canadian · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · mystery · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · substance abuse

REVIEW: Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon

Oliver Park, a young recovering addict from Indiana, finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving, wealthy partner in Nathan, a prominent DC trauma surgeon. Despite their difference in age and disparate backgrounds, they've made a perfect life together. With everything to lose, Oliver shouldn't be visiting Haus, a gay bathhouse. But through… Continue reading REVIEW: Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

The Official Description: A propulsive, scorching modern gothic, Yes, Daddy follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn. Jonah Keller moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a successful playwright, but,… Continue reading REVIEW: Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · Holiday Story · mental health · MM romance · part of series · physical disability · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Skins Box Set by Garrett Leigh

    ALL BUY LINKS   Cover Design: Black Jazz Design The bestselling SKINS series. “I can’t get enough of this gorgeous series. Heartfelt and beautiful, I’m totally addicted." Dream When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he's found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Skins Box Set by Garrett Leigh

Contemporary · mental health · MM romance · part of series · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: After Felix by Lily Morton

The Official Description: Sometimes the best love stories come in two parts. When Felix met handsome journalist Max Travers, it was lust at first sight. It was just his luck that he then had to develop a terrible case of feelings and got his heart broken. However, two years later, he’s over all of that. His… Continue reading REVIEW: After Felix by Lily Morton

Contemporary · grief · in recovery · MM romance · mystery · part of series · Releases and Cover Reveals · sexually explicit · substance abuse

Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt and Giveaway! Fade To Blank by C.F. White

BLOG TOUR Book Title: Fade to Blank (London Lies # 1) Author: C F White Publisher: Self-published Cover Artist: Rhys Everly-Lawless Genre/s: Contemporary M/M Romantic Suspense Trope/s: Slow burn, hurt/comfort Themes: Enemies to lovers, Revenge, Secrets, Mystery Heat Rating: 3 flames Length: 78 000 words/ 280 pages It’s the first book in a new series.… Continue reading Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt and Giveaway! Fade To Blank by C.F. White