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Alissa

I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind. Reading is my passion. I love boys who love boys. What better way to combine the two? I read male/male almost exclusively but will never hesitate to try something new.
My favorite series are Cut&Run by Abigail Roux and Madeline Urban and More Heat than the Sun by John Wiltshire. I have too many book boyfriends to count … total book slut … that’s me.

Island Doctor (Alissa’s Review)

Island Doctor (Alissa’s Review)

Title: Island Doctor (Island Medics: Book One) An Isle Novel Author: Sue Brown Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 11, 2015 Genre(s): M/M Romance; Contemporary Page Count: 214 pages Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight hiding the fact he’s gay. He travels…
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The Butcher’s Sons

The Butcher’s Sons

Title: The Butcher’s Sons Author: Scott Alexander Hess Publisher: Lethe Press Release Date: April 16, 2015 Genre(s): Historical, M/M, M/F Page Count: 247 Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: This darkly lyrical and violent family saga set in a butcher shop in New York circa 1930 tells the story about three Irish brothers, each struggling to find their role–to…
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Acceptable Behavior (Alissa’s Review)

Acceptable Behavior (Alissa’s Review)

Title: Acceptable Behavior (Marked Men, #1) Author: Jenna Byrnes Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: December 29, 2015 Genre(s): M/M Romance; Contemporary Page Count: 179 pages Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tattoos don’t define a person’s character, or make him sexy. But, if you ask Sam Madison, they sure don’t hurt. Dr. Travis Nelson has a passion for ink…
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Dom of Ages (Alissa’s Review)

Dom of Ages (Alissa’s Review)

Title: Dom of Ages (Collars and Cuffs, #7) Author: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 21, 2015 Genre(s): m/m BDSM Page Count: 264 pages Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 Blurb: Eli may only be thirty, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the…
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Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

Title: Reindeer Games Author: Kenzie Cade Publisher: Less Than Three Press Release Date: December 9, 2015 Genre(s): M/M Fantasy Page Count: 22,000 words Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dashing von Stride has one thing on his mind: winning the window display contest for the Miracle on Main Christmas Contest. His plans are set and ready—and then he walks…
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Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin #7)

Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin #7)

Title: Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin #7) Author: Jordan L. Hawk Publisher: Jordan L. Hawk Release Date: December 11, 2015 Genre(s): Historical paranormal; M/M romance Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Between his father’s sudden—and rather suspicious—generosity, and his own rash promise to help Christine plan her wedding, Percival Endicott Whyborne has quite enough to worry about.…
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Exchange of Hearts (Alissa’s Review)

Exchange of Hearts (Alissa’s Review)

Title: Exchange of Hearts Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: BlueHeart Press Release Date: November 13, 2015 Genre(s): M/M romance; Young Adult Page Count: Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: Eighteen-year-old Harrison Haddon has grown up alone. Surrounded by wealth, nannies, and material things, all he craves is the approval of his father. Sent away to the boarding school his father…
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Dangerous Spirits (Spirits #2)

Dangerous Spirits (Spirits #2)

Title: Dangerous Spirits (Spirits #2) Author: Jordan L. Hawk Publisher: Widdershins Press LLC Release Date: September 15, 2015 Genre(s): Paranormal, Historical Page Count: 157 Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After the events of Reyhome Castle, Henry Strauss expected the Psychical Society to embrace his application of science to the study of hauntings. Instead, the society humiliates and blacklists…
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Such A Dance

Such A Dance

Title: Such A Dance Author: Kate McMurray Publisher: LYRICAL PRESS Kensington Publishing Corp. Release Date: October 27, 2015 Genre(s): Historical, Romance Page Count: Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a vaudeville dancer meets a sexy mobster in a speakeasy for men, the sparks fly, the gin flows, the jazz sizzles—and the heat is on… New York City, 1927.…
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Dark Economy

Title: Dark Economy Author: M.A. Keedwell Publisher: Samhain Publishing Release Date: October 13, 2015 Genre(s): Historical, Romantic Suspense Page Count: Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love can’t stay buried. Medical student Cadell Meredith has been known to acquire “volunteers” from the occasional pauper’s grave in order to improve his surgical skills. While the legality of this practice is…
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To Love a Traitor

To Love a Traitor

Title: To Love a Traitor (Second Edition) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Self Published Release Date: September 15, 2015 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 167 Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Wounds of the heart take the longest to heal. When solicitor’s clerk George Johnson moves into a rented London room in the winter of 1920, it’s with a secret goal:…
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