Publisher: Allure

NANNY DEAREST by Shawn Bailey

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NANNY DEAREST by Shawn BaileyNanny Dearest by Shawn Bailey
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Running a successful business is hard work anywhere, especially so in Hollywood.  One of the best cosmeticians in town, Hunter Monroe is busy with his company and being a full time single parent.

 

Years of partying and drinking with his ex Rebecca were great, but then their son Chase came along.  Rebecca didn’t want to be tied down so Hunter assumed full custody which became a moot point after she died in an alcohol related car accident.

 

Chase’s nanny abruptly quits which leaves Hunter in the lurch.  His best friend Adam Becall recommends the college student he’s used in the past, Terry Rayburn who’s about to graduate with a degree in childcare.  Adding to the pressure in Hunter’s life is Rebecca’s parents who want to raise Chase.  One problem is addressed and helped along when Chase meets Terry and adores him.  Convincing the ex-in-laws is the next issue and of course keep his business running successfully.  One other little thing… throttle down the lust and imagining the nanny in his bed.

 

Trust and tenderness is sincerely brought forth in Nanny Dearest.  The beguiling characters and a real feel for a blossoming relationship makes for a very entertaining read.  A dollop of humor, a new father finding his way, and a young man ready to take on responsibility add up to Nanny Dearest in all the right ways possible.

BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE by T. A. Chase

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BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE by T. A. ChaseBetween Love And Hate by T. A. Chase
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Eighteen months without a fix.  Simeon ‘Si’ Helms is clean for the first time in a long, long time.  After jail Si had to join Narcotics Anonymous.  It was one of the best things he’d done for his recovery and he’d lucked out with a sponsor who cared when Si was struggling.  It really helped to have someone like Kip in his corner, a guy who only wanted Si to stay sober and clean.

 

The last thing he expected to see was a picture of Kip plastered on a billboard advertizing the newest action star, Kipper James.  Friends get tickets to the premiere and Si is humbled when Kip spots him in the crowd.  According to Kip he never forgot Si and now that they aren’t in NA maybe they can get together.  It could be dangerous for two ex-junkies to fall in love or the best thing in the world.

 

Between Love and Hate lays the emotional journey of a lifetime.  The main characters have been to hell and back, dealing with critical addictions.  A story of the human spirit and the chance at redemption is simply told by Si and Kip.  Gentle souls triumph in an easy, entertaining plotline.  Cheer for a pair of characters in Between Love and Hate.

WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN by Julie Lynn Hayes

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WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN by Julie Lynn HayesWhen Will I See You Again by Julie Lynn Hayes
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Crescent Bay is home to a thriving human and paranormal community.  The leading werewolf family are the Marchands with Raoul Marchand considered the uncrowned prince.  From grade school onward Raoul and human Jamie McKenna were inseparable.  Everyone watched their childhood friendship develop into a love affair.  On the night Raoul intended to propose to Jamie an unthinkable tragedy happened and the young werewolf was never the same again.

 

Twenty years later, Raoul runs Crescent Bay’s hottest nightclub, Charisma.  He drinks too much, indulges in meaningless one night stands and never gets attached to anyone.

 

The very last thing the werewolf expected is to feel an instant connection to Alexx Jameson, a small red-haired human reporter new to town.  Thrown together at first by a physical threat, the danger escalates at the same time passion and heat turns to love.  Disturbing similarities with the past add further tension to the mix.  Raoul’s past may destroy their future.

 

When Will I See You Again hauntingly explores history repeating itself in this heartfelt tale.  The werewolf’s young love for one human and later his adult love for another shines in this eerie romance.  Emotions ring true between the characters and after such a long dry spell Raoul falls fast for Alexx.  It is somewhat disconcerting that the initial threat to Alexx isn’t handled more responsibly, such as calling the police.  Regardless of forgotten procedure, it is enjoyable to watch Raoul survive hell and find happiness with another human.  Some interesting twists and a sexy love story nicely ties together into When Will I See You Again.

ROYAL LINE by Sean Michael

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ROYAL LINE by Sean MichaelRoyal Line by Sean Michael
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Tasked in making contact with tiger shifters unaware of their heritage, Headquarters sends Grio to a college campus to locate one Phoenix Lamoure.

 

It takes some smooth talking and then some fancy footwork for Grio to get the teacher’s assistant into his SUV after Phoenix digs in his heels and refuses to listen.  The T.A. grew up in the foster system because his mother was repeatedly institutionalized and later committed suicide.  She too spouted nonsense about tigers so the last thing Phoenix wants to hear is more crazy talk about shifters.

 

The thing is, Grio isn’t kidding and he can prove it.

 

One man’s seemingly normal life is turned upside down in this unbelievable story.  Phoenix will rise from the ashes of a tragic past in Royal Line.  A potent brew of intense drama and sizzling passion, Royal Line is an absolute treat.  This is one sexy page turner.

STRANGER RICE by A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly

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STRANGER RICE by A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. ManlyStranger Rice by A. J. Llewellyn, D. J. Manly
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: Fantasy, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Buried under studies at an Ivy League college then straight to a fast paced career as a Hong Kong businessman, Basho Loy barely has time to take a breath let alone have a personal life.

 

Surprised and honored to be singled out and put in charge of an entire department at such a young age, Basho is completely intimidated by his boss Kanji Chang.  Strange hallucinations involving Kanji begin to make Basho question his own sanity.

 

Becoming intimate with his boss is definitely unwise for Basho’s career and his mental stability, but the thought of ending their relationship nearly destroys him.  What is it about the exotic Kanji that draws Basho back again and again?  How can something feel so wrong when his heart says it’s so right?

 

A straightforward tale twists and turns into something mystical in Stranger Rice.  Burdened by long hours and little personal time the main character begins to suspect something’s off and the reader can feel Basho’s growing concerns.  The magical aspect creeps in slowly and then takes complete control of the story.  Stranger Rice is an adventure of quiet romance and wicked fantasy coming true.

COWBOYS AND KILTS by Erin O’Quinn

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CATASTROPHE by Deirdre O’Dare

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BURNING UP THE SHEETS by D. J. Manly

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JUST A GIGOLO by A. J. Llewellyn

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LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE by M. L. Rhodes

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