Genre: MM

WINGING IT by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James

WINGING IT by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James

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WINGING IT by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan JamesWinging It by Ashlyn Kane, Morgan James
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Gabriel Martin has a professional resume to be proud of from just about anyone’s perspective.  With an Olympic gold medal at home the Canadian hockey player is currently racking up points as a wingman with the Quebec City Nordiques, the Dekes.

 

He’s lived and breathed the sport most of his life and hopes to stay in the game until his body gives out.  Less than a handful of his team mates are aware of Gabe’s secret and he planned to keep it that way.  Knowing that his sexuality and professional sports do not mix Gabe’s never bothered with anything more than a hookup.  He wouldn’t even know how to do a relationship at this point.

 

Normally Gabe’s only anxiety depended on the Dekes place while chasing points.  And then there’s his quiet obsession with fellow player Dante Baltierra who pushes all of his lust buttons.  Some days it’s hard to ignore the extra beat in his heart when Dante’s around, but he manages because he has to.  At least he did have to until Gabe’s thrown under the proverbial bus by a past lover.  When the news breaks nationally it’s a nightmare for the ‘outed’ hockey player.

 

With the country watching his every move, worry over how his team mates will react, Gabe is pleasantly surprised by all the support he receives in and out of the locker room.  Winning streaks and losing slumps are life lessons Gabe can handle.  It’s all the rest of it that has the hockey player spinning like relationships and love.  Hockey is simple, life not so much.

 

Readers can enjoy the sport and love the characters in Winging It.  Sweaty uniforms, gossip and curses and more, it’s all laid bare in the action packed drama where nothing is sacred in the locker room.  Embrace and accept Gabe, a complicated, everyday guy who handles a personal nightmare with grace.  What truly makes Winging It so special is the interaction between all the characters, the humor, and the emotional issues they all deal with in this high pressure sport.  Wit, snark, and deadpanned dialogue set this story on the keeper shelf.  I Joyfully recommend Winging It for the laughs and hope that Gabe’s story could be real.

 

A CHANGE OF TUNE by J. M. Cartright

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A CHANGE OF TUNE by J. M. CartrightA Change of Tune by J. M. Cartwright
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Everyone who listens to music knows of Johnny Rayne and his band Storm.  He’s accomplished everything he set out to do all those years ago with hit albums, number one songs, sell out concerts, and the rest of it.  Lately however, Johnny can’t seem to shake the restlessness and sense of emptiness. When he tells his inner circle that he wants to quit Johnny was hoping for support with his decision, but that definitely doesn’t happen.

 

Moving to a house in Elkins, West Virginia is about as different from L.A. as a world famous singer can get.  He sold three other houses and most of the furnishings without a qualm because he never had a chance to live in them.  This place however will be a home where he can build a new life and hopefully have a family at some point in the future.  Johnny is determined to go the whole nine yards here.  The first step though is to honest with himself, to accept who he truly is.

 

Ironically it is Johnny’s first meeting with Sheriff Virgil Grissom that begins to make everything crystal clear for the singer.  Grissom knows exactly who and what Johnny’s been hiding all these years and he’s got no intention of waiting around for Johnny to figure things out.  Johnny said he wanted a new life – be careful what you wish for…

 

An enchanting blend of drama, heart, and sexual discovery, A Change of Tune strikes just the right chord.  Total opposites attract and blow the roof off with their blinding eroticism from lusty and steamy hot sex to tender and touching lovemaking.  As open as Johnny is to those he loves, Grissom is the complete opposite with an impregnable shield surrounding his heart.  A Change of Tune is a heartwarming story of relationships between lovers, family, and friends.  Everything works out, maybe a little too neatly in the end.  Nonetheless, A Change of Tune has spirited characters you will root for.  Curl up in a soft chair and enjoy as Johnny’s life unfolds in A Change of Tune.

WE FOUND LOVE by Kade Boehme & Allison Cassatta

WE FOUND LOVE by Kade Boehme & Allison Cassatta

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WE FOUND LOVE by Kade Boehme & Allison CassattaWe Found Love by Allison Cassatta, Kade Boehme
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

At the innocent age of six Riley Connors was kidnapped.  Four brutal years later he was rescued from his abusers.  Riley believed that after a hospital checkup he would be returned to his parents.  Heartbroken when they in turn reject him, their damaged son spends years in and out of foster homes and institutions before a suicide attempt lands him in Hartfield.

 

Years of self inflicted alcohol and recreation drug use gives Hunter Morgan a one way ticket to Hartfield courtesy of his sister’s intervention.  He’s extremely ticked off to find himself stuck there since he wasn’t trying to commit suicide, simply too drunk to remember what he’d taken.  Given a choice of staying there or jail Hunter opts for the funny farm.

 

Riley believes he’s a ‘lifer’ and after nineteen months nowhere near release.  Not until he meets Hunter does Riley even think about the future.  They inexplicably understand each other.  Their fragile souls bond.  But living within the rigid rules of a psychiatric hospital means little to no freedom to explore what they’ve got together.  Accepting there’s a price for freedom is easier said than done for a pair of broken men.

 

So poignant.  So painful and so powerful.  We Found Love will resonate with the reader long after the last page is turned.  Hearts will bleed for the injustice of Riley’s sad life.  Hunter has his own sorrows though most are of his own doing.  Nonetheless his story is equally painful.  I Joyfully recommend We Found Love for the compelling, difficult journey Riley and Hunter embark on when choosing their future.  Tissue optional.

 

JOURNEY’S END by M. A. Church

JOURNEY’S END by M. A. Church

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JOURNEY’S END by M. A. ChurchJourney's End by M. A. Church
Series: The Harvest #2
Published by Self Published Genres: MM, Science Fiction
ReviewedbyLisa

The Earth trembled the day their skies were filled with Tah’Narian starships.  Dialogue between the human race and the aliens eventually hashed out an agreement.  We will supply young adult males for several years consecutively to become mates to the Tah’Narians.  After they have completed their harvest the aliens will leave Earth alone.

 

As usual, what typically happens to those taken in the human harvest doesn’t ring true for Dale who’s mated to starship Captain Keyno Shou.  On the way back to his new home Dale goes into estrus weeks early to experience the joy and suffering of his body, readying itself for a possible pregnancy.

 

Going through a male pregnancy is something Dale never, ever in his wildest dreams imagined experiencing.  Of course neither did he expect to end up living on another planet mated to a Tah’Narian and loving him.  But facts are facts, especially when Dale starts waddling.  His human and alien friends are also about to deal with the same issues.  Gearing up for parenthood Dale discovers that the adventures, whether scary or fun, are far from over for them all.

 

Author M.A. Church wraps The Harvest story with another winner in Journey’s End.  Incredibly warm, generous, steady Dale handles otherworldly life experiences with aplomb, humor, and strength.  The characters as a whole are engaging, alarming, and believable.  From chaotic situations to deadly dealings to utter craziness Journey’s End is a powerful tale. Journey’s End is the perfect escape ride. Male alien pregnancies are never the same once this motley crew is done. And, the author is able to make it a believable plot point rather than a gimmick.  I Joyfully recommend Journey’s End.  So good.

TAKEN BY STORM by Brynn Paulin

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TAKEN BY STORM by Brynn PaulinTaken by Storm by Brynn Paulin
Series: Rising Storm #1
Published by Respendence Publishing Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyJo

Maddox Sinclair is a college student who is living and working in his grandfather’s barista café. He is also trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life since he was dumped a while ago by this childhood friend and boyfriend for Hollywood.  Maddox could forgive his friend for leaving, but not for the things that were said. Now, he just works at the café, makes coffee, and works on his studies.

 

Rush Storm is the lead in his band Rising Storm and while taking a walk in a new city, becomes lost just as a really bad storm hits. Rush sees a darkened coffee shop and goes into it for shelter. What he finds there is a barista who stirs up all of his hidden lust. Rush has always been more interested in boys rather than girls, but to give his band a chance, he agreed to certain terms and the biggest is no publicly acknowledging his passions.

 

Maddox falls under the spell of Rush’s eyes and in the storm darkened night, passion rules the night.  That sensual night will change both Maddox and Rush once the daylight hits.  Rush doesn’t want to give up Maddox and takes steps to show him just how far Rush is willing to go to have Maddox in his life.  Maddox is finally believing that he can be part of Rush’s rock star life when a huge misunderstanding that hits right at all the buttons that both Maddox and Rush have. Is their love doomed before it barely starts, or can they find a way to be together even with the constant spotlight on them?

 

A sexy rock star and a hunky college student discover the highs and lows of love in Taken by Storm.  I could understand Maddox’s hurt in the past and his wanting to be cautious in believing Rush loved him. I also loved seeing just how far Rush went to prove his love to Maddox. I personally would be looking for a new manager/agent after the dust-up that was caused by faulty fact finding and how it was announced, but I have a feeling that Rush and Maddox will take care of that. I really loved how their story ended the book.  Taken by Storm is a great story of finding and keeping love even when the odds are totally against you.

CATNIP AND HOCKEY STICKS by Stephani Hecht

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DERICK by Catherine Lievens

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DOWNTOWN BUS by Sui Lynn

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ASK THE ORACLE by J. J. Black

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JAMIE by Catherine Lievens

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