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Title: His Boy

Author: Dean Cole

Genre: Gay romantic comedy … and so much more ~

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🛍SYNOPSIS:

Charlie Stone has problems. He’s just found his boyfriend and his new BFF in bed together, and only because he failed to show up for his fortnightly back, crack and sack wax. Furious, he storms out of the house and speeds away from the gates of his luxury life into the unknown.

When he finds himself stranded on the side of the road in a remote village, his future looking bleak, his dreams wasted on a fairy tale that turned out to be a nightmare, he’s not expecting the handsome but shaggy-looking bookshop owner, Nathan Marshall, to come to his rescue. A Divine intervention if Charlie ever saw one. But the village is foreign land to glamour puss Charlie, who’s more at home shopping for the latest trends and getting his hair coiffed than trekking through muddy hills in jeans and wellies. And Nathan’s never even seen the inside of a beauty salon, let alone considered having that tumbleweed on his chest waxed.

Hope seems lost until Charlie discovers that an amateur dramatics group are looking for budding stars to fill in two of their starring roles. Could the village offer more than babbling streams, scenic moorland and the smell of horse manure? Could it offer a chance to claim back the dreams he thought he’d lost? And, more importantly, could an unlikely romance be brewing on the horizon? Even when the dark pasts of this unlikely pairing come back to haunt them?

🎭A darkly comic look at love, death, dysfunctional family and emotional trauma. Gay romance. Gay romantic comedy.

E9B09B6C-DCBF-4346-BCDD-DF11A1D481B9Loved this story!

I’ve never heard of this author before, and I’m so glad I saw this book advertised somewhere in my FB newsfeed.

His Boy is a romantic comedy written by British author, Dean Cole. The main character, Charlie Stone, is an over-the-top drama queen, who has left his cheating boyfriend and a life of pampered luxury which came along with it.

Charlie storms out of his house (in his bunny slippers) and into one of Richard’s (the cheater) uber-expensive sports cars. Unfortunately, he took nothing else with him. No skin or hair products, no credit cards—not even a pair of $400 shoes! What’s a boy to do⁉️

The car has some kind of malfunction and winds up on the side of the road in some sleepy little countryside town—that’s when Charlie realizes just how helpless he is.

Enter Nathan. He takes Charlie under his wing, shelters him, feeds him, and for the remainder of the story, tries to keep him grounded.

The town in which Nathan lives is so full of colorful characters, each one is as important and quirky as the next, adding so much to this storyline.

As much as this book is funny, it’s also a bit somber as Charlie has an awakening and learns a lot about himself. Things are never as they seem, and Charlie’s tendencies are to find out the hard way. Yes, he’s sort of bratty, spoiled, and self-centered, but don’t be dissuaded from reading His Boy because it’s SO worth it. It’s actually part of Charlie’s charm.

The storyline is well-written. The descriptions of EVERYTHING are perfectly detailed, and Charlie Stone is a HOOT!!! Fabulous read. I highly recommend this one.

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Scarlett Devereaux’s life on the Gulf Coast went from riches to rags so scandalously fast that she barely had time to kiss her Jimmy Choos goodbye. Now, with a new alias (Lily Barns), a new budget (tighter than a pair of Spanx), and a new job on the vacation island of Angel Fire Falls, she’s daring to reinvent herself.

Single dad Trace Remington is devoted first and foremost to raising his young son, who has Asperger’s. With flying his floatplane and salvaging his family’s island resort too, he has time for little else. His brothers think he needs a break from his all-work-no-play lifestyle, so they goad him into action. In response to their dare, Trace asks a sexy tourist for her number, only to discover afterward that she’s the resort’s brilliant new hospitality manager.

The sparks of flirtation soon ignite into a flame too hot to ignore. But Lily and Trace both have pasts that threaten to tear them apart. Now, they’ll need to admit their secrets to each other…or risk ending their relationship before it really begins.

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SYNOPSIS:A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.

Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.

Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.

Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.



5 Miss Snufflebottom and Prancer Stars

Melt For You is book 2 in the Slow Burn series by J. T. Geissinger, and I should warn you, it put me through the ringer. I went through every emotion, from laughing at the sexy, fun banter between the Joellen and Cameron, to wanting to punch something. By the epilogue, I was crying happy tears.

Joellen Bixby has been in love with her boss, Michael, for ten years, and it seems like things are looking up. He tells Joellen he is getting a divorce and starts showing Joellen some attention. Joellen’s temporary neighbor and new friend, Cameron, volunteers to help her catch Michael’s eye. But Cameron is a force to be reckoned with, he is absolutely gorgeous and Joellen doesn’t have a clue he is a world famous rugby player.

I absolutely adored Cameron. He was not only hot as hell, he was so very sweet and determined to make Joellen believe she’s beautiful.

“The number of f*cks you should give about what men think of how you look is zero, lass.  Every choice you make about your appearance should be about what makes you feel good, not what makes some random lad, or your mother-think you’re cute.  Don’t set aside your preference for anyone”

I did like Joellen, but at times I was really frustrated with her because she was so clueless.  She was trying to create a fairy tale with her boss, but I had an idea what was going to happen. I think for a thirty-six-year-old woman, she should have a better clue of what was going on. Hence, me wanting to punch something.

The epilogue was super sweet, but I also recommend you read the acknowledgments. I usually skip them, but I read in another review that it was definitely worth reading, and I agree. There is an underlying message that I think is very important for everyone.

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Title: Player

Author: Sean Ashcroft

Release Date: May 5, 2018

 



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“I want you to be my boyfriend. For like three weeks.”

Tennis player Isaac Hudson isn’t gay, but when a photograph of him kissing another man makes its way to social media, he doesn’t have the heart to correct the speculation and disappoint all the people it means so much to. Still recovering from a shoulder injury, he decides to play the part and enlists the help of his childhood best friend to be his temporary boyfriend.

Julian has been in love with Isaac since they were kids. Knowing his friend was off-limits helped him keep his feelings hidden, but now that he’s supposed to pretend to date him…

Well, things are getting a little tricky in the feelings department. 

After a few surprisingly intimate dates, it becomes obvious that Isaac is less interested in faking it and more interested in trying it.

Throw in a few steamy moments, and soon enough, Isaac finds himself falling into bed with his best friend.

But can Isaac figure out his feelings in time to see what’s right in front of him? Or will his player past come back to haunt him and take away his best chance at happiness?

Player is a stand-alone gay romance with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It does, however, contain: boys kissing, more than one tennis-related injury, the sexy application of various ointments, a Lego car, explicit sex scenes, a heart-shaped tennis trophy, and true love conquering all.

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60AFC217-1BAD-41DC-B161-46555D38DDF7Julian and Isaac are perfect together!

Love this story about two childhood best friends who wind up back in each other’s lives after Julian sees a pic all over his Twitter feed of his “straight” friend kissing a guy at a bar.

Although they were the best of friends growing up, somewhere along the way they’d lost contact with one another. Isaac has been pursuing a successful tennis career, so anyone could agree that the amount of practice, dedication, and travel would take up a considerable amount of his everyday life.

Julian is the sweetest guy who has secretly pined for Isaac most of his life. I couldn’t help but think how frustrating and kinda sad that must be knowing those feelings will never be reciprocated.

But c’mon, this is a Sean Ashcroft novel! There’s always a happily ever after!

What I do love about all of Sean’s books is that his characters jump right in—head and heart first—whether or not they think it’s the smartest thing to do. There’s plenty of inner conflict with all the feels, which make his guys somewhat vulnerable and extremely lovable.

This book had it all—sexy, sweet characters, an easy storyline, and just the right amount of angst. It was well-written and editing top notch. Easily a five star read for me! 🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾

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Coop’s got his own baggage. He’s engulfed in a nasty legal battle, and after selling his home to cover his legal fees, he’s got nowhere to go but the cabin. He and Ella will just have to coexist under one roof…but is their heated animosity boiling over into attraction? And when Ella’s racy new book rocks the sleepy town, will her secret identity spell scandal for both of them?

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Hallie Clarke is going back to Michigan, with her newfound optimism for life in place. Sort of. 
Feeling refreshed from her time away, Hallie is ready to get down to business and face her nightmare again. With music in her ear, and her best friend by her side, she finally feels like she can put the past behind her.
If only she could put her ex behind her, too.
 
Nate Harris has changed. He’s moody, sullen and actually a bit of a you-know-what. No matter how hard he works out, how many girls he beds, he just can’t get the girl who got away out of his damn head. His guilt about what happened eats at him, and there isn’t much left for him to pick up.
With Hallie back in his life, whether he wants her there or not, how is he supposed to move on?
 
Both are still living the trauma of Freshman Year, both still filled with unfinished business and unanswered questions. But with a group of friends destined to put them together, a stalker kind-of ex and the usual college chaos, will Hallie and Nate be able to find each other again? 
 
Will they be able to rekindle what they almost had?
 
 
 
 
 
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AJ Love has been writing since she was a little girl, never leaving the house without a notebook. As a corporate stooge and single mother, she spends all of her free time reading, writing and drinking too much coffee (wine). AJ has a strong passion for the literary world and before writing her book, spent all of her time reviewing others. She also enjoys talking with all that read her book(s), her philosophy being that readers and authors are all part of the same world – a world where they are all enthusiastic about words.
 
 
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Twisted

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Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: May 8th, 2018

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​For Miles Conrad, moving to Hampton, Georgia was a way to escape the
darkness of his past.

Working as a bartender, he has family and the simple life he never had
before.

But sometimes, the past doesn’t want to stay where it belongs, especially
when it comes to Reanna “Ray” Adams. She’s the girl he could never have.
The girl he could only dream of having, yet the same girl who could get
under his skin like nothing else.

And it seems that no matter how far he can run from everything that is Ray,
it’ll never be far enough.

But things aren’t the same.

He has changed.

In a lot of ways.

But….

All it takes is one moment.

One twisted second…

To shatter everything.

 

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Emily Rose is a self-published author. She wrote her novel, The Beautiful
Sinner, in 2011. It later became an Amazon bestseller, reaching #3 on the
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her son and boyfriend, Chris. When she’s not writing, she enjoys watching
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