5 stars · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · Nature · self-discovery · urban fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

A remarkable YA love story between two Aboriginal boys -- one who doesn’t want to accept he’s gay, and the boy who comes to live in his house who makes him realize who he is. It's a hot summer, and life's going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It's almost Christmas,… Continue reading REVIEW: Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · physical disability · read the trigger warnings · romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Dàniel

  Easton Belle is living his college dream: living with his best friend, underage drinking, working part-time at a local pet kennel, and running a successful social media campaign to keep a hardline theist out of Congress. However, that dream never included his horrid choice in men causing an unhealthy need to be wanted and… Continue reading REVIEW: This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Dàniel

diverse characters · FF romance · lgbtqia content · part of series · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · sequel

REVIEW: Unbroken (The Pirate and her Princess) by Alli Temple

  A pirate’s home is the sea, sailing beyond the horizon with her true love. Aboard the Crimson Siren, Captain Cinder finally has the life she’s always dreamed of. Her freedom is restored, her crew is a trustworthy bunch, and the princess who holds her heart is by her side. But trouble brewing back in… Continue reading REVIEW: Unbroken (The Pirate and her Princess) by Alli Temple

Books · historical · mental health · MM romance · part of series · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: The Servant and the Gentleman by Annabelle Greene

A surly gentleman and his overworked clerk fake a relationship in this swoonworthy Regency romance from Annabelle Greene. William Hartley’s wealth and social standing often make up for his short temper, but they can’t cure his claustrophobia. He’d lost hope of finding help for it, until meeting Josiah Balfour. In a moment of panic, Josiah’s presence… Continue reading REVIEW: The Servant and the Gentleman by Annabelle Greene

5 stars · Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · new adult · read the trigger warnings · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · substance abuse · young adult

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

5 stars · Books · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · romance · self-discovery

REVIEW: Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper

A secret crush leads to not-so-secret romance in this delightful romantic comedy from Kris Ripper There are three things you need to know about Preston “PK” Kingsley: 1) He’s a writer, toiling in obscurity as an editorial assistant at a New York City publishing house. 2) He is not a cliché. No, really. 3) He’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Bad Wrong Things by C.P. Harris

One promise. One summer to see it through. One explosive love fueled by mutual obsession. The day Clint sees his son, Joey, off to basic training, the young man he’s devoted his life to extracts one promise from him: spend the summer doing something selfish for a change. The request seems harmless enough until Joey… Continue reading REVIEW: Bad Wrong Things by C.P. Harris

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Blaine For the Win by Robbie Couch

After being dumped so his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president in this joyful romp from the author of The Sky Blues. High school junior Blaine Bowers has it all—the perfect boyfriend, a pretty sweet gig as a… Continue reading REVIEW: Blaine For the Win by Robbie Couch

Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · MM romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Tell My Our Story by Anyta Sunday

Icy, standoffish Jonathan Hart always turned towards that laugh. Full-throated, uninhibited, addictive. Soft smiles encouraging him over swing bridges. Hearty chuckles dancing around a ballroom. Wobbly grins. Double-glances. Eyes that brightened the world. His world. From the moment he met David O’Hara, Jonathan started forming a smile of his own. And then O’Hara left. One… Continue reading REVIEW: Tell My Our Story by Anyta Sunday

Books · lgbtqia content · part of series · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Founder’s Mercy (Neskan Chronicles #1) by Owen Lach

Some secrets are worth dying for. The Bolvar Union provides everything a good citizen needs, only asking one thing in return: total devotion to the State. Teenage best friends Adan Testa and Bo Shen have other ideas. They plan an unlikely heist to earn their way over the wall, escaping Bolvar before serving their mandatory… Continue reading REVIEW: Founder’s Mercy (Neskan Chronicles #1) by Owen Lach

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit · young adult

REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he's plagued with the belief that he's not enough for anyone: he's recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can't quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase… Continue reading REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Books · coming out · Contemporary · grief · HIV · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · part of series · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: In Step (Painted Bay #3) by Jay Hogan

Karma. You reap what you sow, and KANE MARTIN isn’t looking for forgiveness. But the arrival of ABE TYLER in Painted Bay has Kane dreaming of the impossible. The sexy, silver fox choreographer is determined to pull Kane out from the shadows, but Kane’s life is in neat little boxes for a reason. A past… Continue reading REVIEW: In Step (Painted Bay #3) by Jay Hogan