Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

UNDERCOVER BOYFRIEND by Jacob Z. Flores

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UNDERCOVER BOYFRIEND by Jacob Z. FloresUndercover Boyfriend by Jacob Z. Flores
Series: One Fine Day
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

 

Comic book artist Marty Valdez is caught between a loving, nosy family and the white lies he’s told to keep them off his back.  Dating Christian had been a disaster as the guy kept cheating until Marty finally had enough and ended their relationship.  To keep his family from nagging him about his single status Marty invented Tim Drake, underwear model.  With his sister’s impending wedding everyone expects Marty to bring Tim as his date.

 

FBI Special Agent Luke Myers has managed to infiltrate El Dragon’s cartel in San Antonio.  A meeting with one of the cartel’s henchmen however doesn’t go so well.  After barely escaping with his life Luke realizes that someone in the local FBI office has to be a mole.

 

Under less than ideal circumstances Luke and Marty meet and come to a wild agreement since both are desperate for help.  The agent needs a place to lie low until he can figure out who he can trust.  Marty needs someone to accompany him to his sister’s wedding.  Their unlikely introduction doesn’t begin to cover what happens next.

 

Undercover Boyfriend tells an irresistible and utterly charming tale of secrets, white lies, and love at first sight.  The main characters are refreshingly interesting and their chemistry is realistic.  A slightly ludicrous plotline and the obvious secrets don’t detract in any way from the enjoyment of this story.  A wacky love story perhaps, but Undercover Boyfriend is pure fun.

THE SCHOLAR’S HEART by Antonia Aquilante

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THE SCHOLAR’S HEART by Antonia AquilanteThe Scholar's Heart by Antonia Aquilante
Series: Chronicles of Tournai #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

 

Lord Etan, the younger brother of Duke Cathal and cousin to the monarch of Tournai, spends his days assisting Prince Phillip and his consort, Prince Amory.  When he’s not working for them he uses his time researching in the Palace library.  Many subjects fascinate Etan, in particular the family bloodline’s special and secret Talent.  Etan has plenty of spare time since the man he gave his heart to will never be within reach.

 

Prince Amory has known Tristan since childhood and he became a regular fixture in the palace after Amory’s marriage to the Prince.  Introduced to Lord Etan they quickly became fast friends, but everything changed when Tristan’s father took ill.  Suddenly the young man was expected to run the family’s extensive businesses.  What was harder to bear was his father’s insistence on arranging a marriage for his son.

 

Reluctantly agreeing to the wedding Tristan lost his father soon after and then months later his young wife died in childbirth.  Through it all Tristan missed his friendship with Etan, never realizing why the young lord had backed out of his life.  Faced with a newborn daughter and a busy career Tristan is nonetheless incensed when his mother insists he remarry and father more heirs.

 

Trying to juggle everything Tristan made time to visit his old friend and began to see Etan in a new light.  He found that Etan gave him the strength to cope.  Dealing with his mother was becoming more and more difficult, but that was nothing compared to the discovery that his infant daughter has been kidnapped.  Together Tristan and Etan will find baby Bria and uncover a secret plot intent on destroying them all.

 

Author Antonia Aquilante takes readers back to the lands of Tournai, to the loves and the lives of some singularly special, Talented people.  Rich in detail and well developed characterizations, The Scholar’s Heart is an emotionally fraught romance true to the previous books.  Etan and Tristan allow others to carry them forward until finally, they take the reins and the responsibility.  Weaving several plotlines within the story everything ties together by the exciting climax.  Fans will love their return to Tournai. This series should be read in order to fully appreciate the characters dynamics.  Dive into The Scholar’s Heart where mysteries, engaging characters, and an excellent storyline can be embraced.

 

THE WINTER PRINCE by R. Cooper

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THE WINTER PRINCE by R. CooperThe Winter Prince by R. Cooper
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

 

In childhood Kisin Bey and Razin were the very best of friends, sharing adventures and mischief in equal measure.  As they grew into men everything changed.  Friendship evolved into something much deeper though neither were strong enough to say the words.

 

Prince Kisin Bey accepted his responsibilities and became the Captain of the Immortal Guard for the next ruler of Pansan, his sister Ceren Beygum.  As for Razin his gifts were revealed and became the apprentice to the palace wizard.

 

During training exercises in the mountains Kisin made a wish.  With the appearance of an all powerful Pari, the strongest of wizards, his wish was granted.  Unable to handle the yearnings he felt Kisin wished his heart away.

 

Three years have passed since that fateful meeting.  Where his heart once beat and kept his body warm ice now forms.  In essence the prince is dying and won’t last another winter.  Apathy has replaced emotion.  Kisin no longer cares whether he lives or dies.  But someone does care and he will do everything possible to save his prince.  Razin will find the Pari and make Kisin whole once more.

 

The Winter Prince is a rich blend of fantasy, unrequited love, and drama.  Prince Kisin and the wizard Razin take readers on an angst ridden adventure where moments of happiness are few and far between.  This unique story is laid out somewhat like an old fashioned fable with detail and imagination.  For Kisin and Razin, love is truly blind.

 

THE ARTIST’S MASQUERADE by Antonia Aquilante

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THE ARTIST’S MASQUERADE by Antonia AquilanteThe Artist's Masquerade by Antonia Aquilante
Series: Chronicles of Tournai #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM

Tournai is a peaceful thriving country ruled by Prince Phillip and his consort Prince Amory.  The recent birth of their son Prince Julien has solidified the family succession.  Known for their exquisite glassmaking, as well as other talents, the Prince is well aware that the Emperor of Ardunn who has gobbled up other small countries has his eye on Tournai.  There is no question spies from Ardunn are somewhere close.

 

Cousin to Prince Phillip and son of Duke Umber, Lord Cathal finds himself in a precarious position.  He loves his royal cousin and has always been a dutiful son, but his father’s recent announcement has left Cathal speechless.  Duke Umber has contracted a marriage between Cathal and Lady Velia, cousin to the Emperor of Ardunn, without Prince Phillip’s knowledge.

 

When Lady Velia’s ship arrives with her aunt, uncle, and her poor relation Lady Flavia, the entourage is invited to stay at the Prince’s residence in the capital city of Jumelle.  Cathal is ready to bite the bullet so to speak and marry Lady Velia, yet there is something about Flavia that intrigues the lord.  He can’t quite put his finger on it, but she’s far more interesting than his betrothed.  Between his confusion over his bride to be, Flavia, and uncovering the spy ring Cathal has his hands full.  He’s about to get quite a bit more than he bargained for…

 

Author Antonia Aquilante pens a lush blend of romance, drama, and sensual tension with The Artist’s Masquerade.  Readers plunge into a rich fantasy with captivating characters and a dynamic plotline.  A good deal of suspense adds another layer to the fascinating story.  Enjoy unraveling the mystery of these characters in The Artist’s Masquerade.  Just the right amount of humor finishes it off perfectly.

STAINED by Chris T. Kat

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STAINED by Chris T. KatStained by Chris T. Kat
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

A sweet, kind soul Blair Clark has had his share of personal heartache.  From witnessing a horrible tragedy in childhood, being picked on continually at school because of his small stature, to making poor choices in boyfriends.  Recently Blair lost a good job because he chose to stand up for himself.  What confidence he had was quickly eroded.

 

Refusing to completely throw in the towel Blair lands another job interview where he meets his potential boss, Jack Ross.  It’s easy to remember that he saw the man last night while out with his abusive boyfriend Travis Willington since Jack has a vivid port wine stain covering almost half his face.

 

While life has made Blair timid Jack has developed a thick skin to deal with everyone’s reaction to his face.  It is extremely refreshing to see that his birthmark doesn’t bother Blair in the least.

 

Thrilled to be hired the two keep everything professional in the office.  Their feelings for each other however are beginning to change. With Jack behind him Blair breaks things off with a volatile Travis.  What happens next could destroy both their lives never mind ruining their love for each other.

 

Hardships both perceived and real are overcome in Stained.  Gentle, sensitive Blair finds love with another wounded soul in this emotionally angst ridden drama.  Perfectly matched and balanced against a nasty adversary in a character driven storyline, Stained gives everyone hope. Blair occasionally comes off as spineless. Luckily for the reader he does find redemption with Jack by his side. Uneven at times Stained nonetheless features a worthy knight in shining birthmark to embrace.

 

SOUL SEEKERS by Jake C. Wallace

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LOVE CAN’T CONQUER by Kim Fielding

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