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THE LAST THING HE NEEDS by J. H. Knight

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THE LAST THING HE NEEDS by J. H. KnightThe Last Thing He Needs by J. H. Knight
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Let’s be honest.  The O’Shea clan has a well earned reputation of barely staying on the right side of the law.  On paper Calvin and Cheryl are in charge, but everyone knows that eldest son Tommy’s been keeping the family together since he was a teenager.  He’s taken care of his seven younger siblings while his drug addicted father and stepmother skate in and out of their lives.  Even the twin babies Max and Zoe are more dependable than their parents.

 

For the most part the cops in town look the other way when one of the O’Shea kids earn money in a less than legal way.  Everyone knows that Tommy and his siblings are doing the best that they can to stay together as a family.

 

Officer Bobby McAlister and his partner are forced to make an appearance at their house one day because of Cal and Cheryl’s latest drug induced antics.  From that day onwards the cop and the slightly shady O’Shea begin a quietly hot and heavy forbidden relationship.  Having Tommy as a boyfriend might ruin Bobby’s career before it’s even really started.

 

Life has never been easy for the O’Shea family.  Tommy has carried the burden for years.  Bobby doesn’t mind sharing the weight because he’s falling in love with the skittish young man.  The guilt of possibly ruining Bobby’s life is eating at Tommy. But neither can walk away from a love beating so strongly for each other.

 

The Last Thing He Needs is to lose out on true love.  A cop and a sometime con man are the worst and best of matches in this enchanting story.  Such grit, real life drama, and familial love in the plotline prove that The Last Thing He Needs has heart.  The characters come alive, they feel authentic.  Their battle to stay together through adversity will have readers cheering them on.  A thoroughly worthwhile read!

OUTING THE QUARTERBACK by Tara Lain

OUTING THE QUARTERBACK by Tara Lain

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OUTING THE QUARTERBACK by Tara LainOuting the Quarterback by Tara Lain
Series: Long Pass Chronicles #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

From most anyone’s perspective Will Ashford has it made.  The son of a very successful businessman, Will is SCU’s starting quarterback with the head cheerleader on his arm and a business degree only a year away. His best friend is SCU center Jamal Jones so social diversity isn’t a problem.  What more could he want in life?

 

If Will answered honestly he’d say that he wanted out from under his father’s control or away from his alcoholic mother.  Above all else, Will would shout to the world that he’s an artist, a damn good, gay artist.  He just has to keep repeating his mantra of ‘one more year’ whenever his resolve slips, which is unfortunately happening more and more often.

 

On the quiet Will applies for the Milton scholarship which would cover all the costs for art school.  He’s taking a course by renowned artist Dwight Masterson with the hopes of getting a recommendation from the man.  At the first class he meets Noah Zajack, an orphan whose life is the complete opposite.  A skilled artist as well, Noah is also hoping to win the Milton.

 

No matter how hard Will tries to hide his true sexuality, pretending to be something he’s not, his feelings for Noah make the lies harder and harder to swallow.  Juggling two lives becomes a nightmare.  Something has to give before there’s nothing left of Will.

 

Secrets have a way of coming out at the worst possible moment.  Just ask Will as his life implodes in Outing the Quarterback.  Feeling his angst, his attempts to hold on literally bleed off the pages in waves.  Surprisingly, even with all the drama and chaos in Will’s life the humor and romance come through loud and clear.  The characters are compassionate when they need to be, dark when necessary, sexy too.  Cheer on Will and Noah.  They deserve to find their own little piece of heaven in Outing the Quarterback.  Will’s battle is worth the effort of breaking free.  I Joyfully recommend Outing the Quarterback for being a truly entertaining tale of triumph.

SOLITUDE by Anna Martin and Tia Fielding

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SOLITUDE by Anna Martin and Tia FieldingSolitude by Anna Martin, Tia Fielding
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Woodspring Manor Entertainment boasts a bevy of sexy studs in their pornography movies.  Among their stable of stars are Gabriel Knightly and Johnny Depth who are best friends in real life and pretend partners for their fans.  They started doing porn purely to make a living without any shadows in their past.  A recent addition to the roster is Lithium.  His story is unfortunately too common, disowned by his strict Mormon family when he came out and turning tricks to survive until he found the porn industry.

 

The very first time Gabriel, aka Gael Torres and Lithium, aka Liam Barton film a scene together they realize that something is different.  Afraid to name it anything more than basic chemistry the two take things slowly until the day Liam suddenly disappears.

 

Panicked and desperate Gael finally located Liam with the help of his best friend’s computer skills at a Utah ski resort.  Whatever scared Liam so badly that he ran doesn’t matter to Gael so much as knowing that he’s alive.  Arriving at Solitude Gael digs deep for every ounce of patience he has.  Liam may not think much of himself but Gael is certain that their feelings are real and worth fighting for.  No matter what the problem is.

 

A romance that twists at every turn, Solitude shines brightly with love and compassion.  Authors Martin and Fielding pen a fascinating look at the pornography business from two very different viewpoints.  Gael enters the world willingly and happily while Liam’s introduction is very much more abrupt.  From his hideout at Solitude to filming a ‘scene’ Liam holds his secrets close to his heart.  It’s pure entertainment to watch Gael chip away until he is allowed to protect his lover’s tender heart.

SCARS ON HIS HEART by Jaime Samms

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SCARS ON HIS HEART by Jaime SammsScars on his Heart by Jaime Samms
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Cameron O’Grady came to the small rural farm by way of abandonment.  His father worked there as a hired hand for months and then disappeared one day leaving the young child behind.  As for Joe Conner, the boy became a permanent resident at his aunt and uncle’s farm after his parents died in a horrific house fire.

 

Growing up together Joe and Cameron were the best of companions until the day sexual curiosity and raging hormones changed everything.  Soon after Joe literally ran off to college without uttering a word to anyone, especially Cameron.

 

Five long, lonely years pass on the farm before Joe abruptly reappears in time for his cousin’s wedding.  Picking up the pieces of his old life won’t be easy after so long, but Joe is determined to forget the secret hell of his college years and hopefully start again.  Cameron says his feelings never changed.  If Cameron is willing to forgive Joe for their missed years he has every right to know what happened to scar his love inside and out. No matter how painful the answers may be.

 

Scars on His Heart forces a young man to hold tight to his secrets and white lies.  Joe and Cameron share a complicated relationship in this intense drama.  Their D/s needs and their love for each other make Scars on His Heart a mine field.  Joe’s immaturity and Cameron’s somewhat overbearing dominance almost tear them apart as their love continually draws them together.  The catalyst to the complex story is Joe’s college years and the outcome of his actions.  Scars on His Heart delivers a poignant, sexy, angst driven story.

RESURRECTION MAN by K. Z. Snow

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RESURRECTION MAN by K. Z. SnowResurrection Man by K. Z. Snow
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

The day teenager Elijah Colter told his family that he was gay was the day his life began to spiral downwards.  He was sent to live with an elderly relative until she passed and was then completely abandoned by his family.  From there Elijah’s world truly fell apart.  Forced to live in his car and turn tricks he thought he’d hit rock bottom, but Elijah discovered there were further places to fall when he became completely homeless.

 

Elijah thought fate kind when he met Alonzo ‘Lonzo’ Morales-Barry.  They were soon living and loving together.  Life was looking up until the day the couple visited Lonzo’s step-father, Dizzy, in a rough part of town and Elijah’s lover was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.  As he died Lonzo begged his lover to always watch out for Dizzy.

 

Once again the world became grim and Elijah lost his home and what he’d recently achieved.  The only thing he managed to hold onto was his promise to watch out for the old man who was also now homeless.  A chance meeting with Michael Hanlan from the Coalition for the Homeless offers Elijah another opportunity to grab at happiness.  At the same time Elijah begins to see his old lover’s ghost.  Believing in the man who offers hope or a ghost no one else sees is taking everything Elijah has to give and the breaking point is near.

 

The strength and character of a young man at his worst and best unfolds in Resurrection Man.  Elijah’s difficult life flips between the present and past where love and a roof over his head vie with living in homeless poverty.  Everyone will root for Elijah and his pure heart.  He makes mistakes, he loves with his whole heart, he’s human.  Resurrection Man focuses on his frailties and his triumphs, and no matter what Elijah comes out a winner in this rough drama.

WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFER’S by Tara Lain

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY by Michael Rupured

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THE PACK OR THE PANTHER by Tara Lain

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YAKUZA COURAGE by H. J. Brues

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