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BWT (Belen)

I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Fast Connection Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

2017 Mid-Year Favorites

Shelter the Sea A Day Makes A Destiny of Dragons Model Investigator Imagines

2017 Mid-Year Audio Favorites

Carry the Ocean Shelter the Sea Until You Summer Lessons A Day Makes
Not Safe For Work (Audio Review)

Not Safe For Work (Audio Review)

Title: Not Safe For Work Author: L.A. Witt and Nick J. Russo (Narrator) Publisher: Self Published Release Date: December 8th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Erotica Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: They’re a match made in the dungeon…until their secret gets out. Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with…
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Stalking Buffalo Bill (Audio Review)

Stalking Buffalo Bill (Audio Review)

Title: Stalking Buffalo Bill (Shifter U #1) House Line: Dreamspun Beyond #3 Author: J. Leigh Bailey and Finn Sterling (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 4th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance, Mystery/Suspense Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Shifter U Tale A smitten coyote isn’t the only one stalking Buffalo Bill.…
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From This Day Forward (Audio Review)

From This Day Forward (Audio Review)

Title: From This Day Forward (Vows #2) Author: Addison Albright and David Gilmore (Narrator) Publisher: Self Published Reviewer: Belen Release Date: September 27th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 1 hr and 19 mins Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Follow-up story to ’Til Death Do Us Part Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are enjoying life in the summer after Henry’s rescue from a small…
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The Christmas Fling (Belen’s Review)

The Christmas Fling (Belen’s Review)

Title: The Christmas Fling (Christmas Town #1) Author: Heidi Cullinan Publisher: Self Published Release Date: December 12th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Holiday Page Count: 207 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes it takes a village to fall in love. Eccentric, reclusive, socially awkward project designer Evan Myles doesn’t date. Paying for sex with professionals is so…
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Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper (Belen’s Review)

Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper (Belen’s Review)

Title: Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper (Dick and the Sidekick #1) Author: Isobel Starling and Gary Furlong (Narrator) Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 20th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romantic Comedy Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Every good Dick needs a sidekick…. Actor Tom Lewis’ world came crashing down when a…
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Ghost of a Chance (Belen’s Review)

Ghost of a Chance (Belen’s Review)

Title: Ghost of a Chance (Requiem Inc. #1) House Line: Dreamspun Beyond #12 Author: Kris T. Bethke Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 16th 2018 Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance Page Count: 216 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Requiem Inc. Story Only love makes life worth living—over and over again. Ghostwalker Blake Jones dies every day. It’s…
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Cruising (Belen’s Review)

Cruising (Belen’s Review)

Title: Cruising Author: Cate Ashwood Publisher: Self Published Release Date: December 7th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: TBC Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him. Jake’s friendship is the…
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‘Til Death Do Us Part (Audio Review)

‘Til Death Do Us Part (Audio Review)

Title: ‘Til Death Do Us Part (Vows #1) Author: Addison Albright and David Gilmore (Narrator) Publisher: Self Published Reviewer: Belen Release Date: September 27th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic…
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To Touch You (Audio Review)

To Touch You (Audio Review)

Title: To Touch You (Mates #4) Author: Cardeno C. and Charlie David (Narrator) Publisher: The Romance Authors Release Date: November 10th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: “His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.” By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore…
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Smitty’s Sheriff (Hope #3)

Smitty’s Sheriff (Hope #3)

Title: Smitty’s Sheriff (Hope #3) Author: Cardeno C. and Ezekiel Robison (Narrator) Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC Release Date: August 1st 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Todd is too flakey. Richard is too stubborn. Together, they’re perfect. A May-December couple get a second chance at love. Retired…
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Cask Strength (Audio Review)

Cask Strength (Audio Review)

Title: Cask Strength (Agents Irish and Whiskey #2) Author: Layla Reyne and Tristan James Publisher: Harlequin Audio Release Date: August 7th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery / Romance Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases…
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Rebel (Belen’s Review)

Rebel (Belen’s Review)

Title: Rebel (415 Ink #1) Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 29, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary / Romance Page Count: 220 Pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself. Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when…
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Barrel Proof (Audio Review)

Barrel Proof (Audio Review)

Title: Barrel Proof (Agents Irish and Whiskey #3) Author: Layla Reyne and Tristan James Publisher: Harlequin Audio Release Date: August 7th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery / Romance Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: FBI agents Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker can’t get a moment’s peace. Their hunt for the terrorist Renaud…
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Single Malt (Audio Review)

Single Malt (Audio Review)

Title: Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey #1) Author: Layla Reyne and Tristan James Publisher: Harlequin Audio Release Date: August 7th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery / Romance Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: The heart’s a resilient beast Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back…
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