Books

REVIEW: Box Hill, A Story of Low Self-Esteem by Adam Mars-Jones

The Official Description: The winner of the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize A sizzling and deeply touching love story between two men, set in the gay biker community of 1970s London In a vivid coming-of-age novel, a young man suddenly wakes up to his gay self—on his eighteenth birthday, when he receives the best gift… Continue reading REVIEW: Box Hill, A Story of Low Self-Esteem by Adam Mars-Jones

Contemporary · grief · historical · mental health · MM romance · neurodiversity · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton

The Official Description: In 1920s Scotland, even ghosts wear plaid. Welcome to a sexy, spooky new paranormal historical series from debut author Ella Stainton. Scotland, 1928 Dr. Ainsley Graham is cultivating a reputation as an eccentric. Two years ago, he catastrophically ended his academic career by publicly claiming to talk to ghosts. When Joachim Cockburn,… Continue reading REVIEW: Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton

Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · own voices author · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Bashed by Rick R. Reed

The Official Description: Three haters. Two lovers. And a collision course with tragedy. It should have been a perfect night out. Instead, Mark and Donald collide with tragedy when they leave their favorite night spot. That dark October night, three gay-bashers emerge from the gloom, armed with slurs, fists, and an aluminum baseball bat. The… Continue reading REVIEW: Bashed by Rick R. Reed

canadian · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · mental health · MM romance · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: To Be Alive by B. Rourke

The Official Description:  At twenty-two years old, Rhett Hawkins lives a life full of secrets and lies. Nobody knows the truth about his childhood growing up in an abusive home, the eating disorder that threatens to take his life, the obsessive thoughts about death that play like a movie in the back of his mind,… Continue reading REVIEW: To Be Alive by B. Rourke

Contemporary · diverse characters · mental health · MM romance · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Better Than People by Roan Parrish

The Official Description: It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire… Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who… Continue reading REVIEW: Better Than People by Roan Parrish

Contemporary · diverse characters · in recovery · lgbtqia content · mental health · polyamory · substance abuse

REVIEW: The Painted Phoenix by Sarah Kay Moll

The Official Description: With paintbrush in hand, Nate Redfield takes a city full of ugliness and makes it beautiful. His quiet, empty life is a refuge from a harrowing past, and although he has nothing to love, he also has nothing to lose. Standing up to the syndicate is a good way to end up with… Continue reading REVIEW: The Painted Phoenix by Sarah Kay Moll

collection · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · new adult · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: The Broken Moon Series by F.T. Lukens

Note: I decided to review each of the books separately, to give them all a bit of attention! This series is now available as an e-set which is a great bargain! Book One: The Star Host The Official Description: Ren grew up listening to his mother tell stories about the Star Hosts – a mythical group… Continue reading REVIEW: The Broken Moon Series by F.T. Lukens

bdsm · Contemporary · erotica · MM romance · part of series

REVIEW: Shoot the Moon by Jacqueline Grey

The Official Description: All Adam Kern was looking for when his best friend dragged him to the club Harte was some good dancing and a little flirting to distract him from his troubles. He never anticipated meeting the club owner, Jesse Harte, and having a whole new world of experiences opened up to him. On… Continue reading REVIEW: Shoot the Moon by Jacqueline Grey

coming out · historical · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mystery · part of series · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner

The Official Description: While out fishing one bright summer day, fifteen-year-old Tommy Oakley is startled to spy what appears to be a giant fish surfacing in the inlet near Mulberry Island. Confused and a little fearful, he returns to Bayside, the tiny village where he lives, and recruits Wendy to help him solve the mystery.… Continue reading REVIEW: The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner

Contemporary · erotica · mental health · MM romance · part of series · physical disability

REVIEW: High Heat by Annabeth Albert

The Official Description: Smoke jumping is Garrick Nelson’s life. Nothing, not severe injuries nor the brutal physical therapy that follows, is going to stop him from getting back with his crew. But when a lost dog shows up on his front porch, he can’t turn her away, and he can’t take care of her on… Continue reading REVIEW: High Heat by Annabeth Albert

Contemporary · MM romance · part of series · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Separated by Jessica Frances

The Official Description: Separated (In Midsummer, #2) One jealous sheriff. One pushy Hollywood hunk. One threat. One undeniable attraction. One messy situation. One chance to fix it. I’ve guarded my heart the same way that I’ve guarded my hometown of Midsummer—with unwavering compromise and integrity. I’ve never even once been tempted to let my guard… Continue reading REVIEW: Separated by Jessica Frances

Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: Every Summer Day by Lee Patton

The Official Description: Determined to record every summer day, young history teacher Luke Devlin starts school vacation imagining he’ll describe backcountry adventures in the Rockies and sun-splashed days home in Denver. But all too soon the season veers into crisis, when his older brother faces life-threatening illness and Luke becomes entangled in a love affair… Continue reading REVIEW: Every Summer Day by Lee Patton