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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas

I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

A few “badges” from NetGalley:
100 Book Reviews Reviews Published Professional Reader

In Over Our Heads (Crabbypatty’s review)

In Over Our Heads (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: In Over Our Heads (Stories from the Shore #2) Author: CJane Elliott Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 16, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 216 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing…
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Count the Shells (Porthkennack #6)

Count the Shells (Porthkennack #6)

Title: Count the Shells (Porthkennack #6) Author: Charlie Cochrane Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 16, 2017 Genre(s): M/M Historical Romance Page Count: 253 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Michael Gray returned from World War One injured, but at least he returned. Others were not so fortunate, including his first and greatest love, Thomas Carter-Clemence, with whom Michael…
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The Unmentionables (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Unmentionables (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Unmentionables Author: Megan McFerren and Val Prozorova Publisher: Less Than Three Press Release Date: September 6, 2017 Genre(s): Historical, Gay Literary Fiction Page Count: 408 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: 1950s Washington, DC. James has just accepted a teaching position for the State Department. But after too many drinks at his own housewarming party, he meets…
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Safe and Sound (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Safe and Sound (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Safe and Sound Author: Caitlin Ricci Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 18, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 84 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Twenty-one-year-old Mason has to get out of his mother’s house, where her boyfriend subjects him to unwanted advances—and won’t take no for an answer. Since she didn’t believe Mason when he told…
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Finding Home (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Finding Home (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Finding Home Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 9, 2017 Genre(s): Young Adult Page Count: 178 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: How do you find a home when your heart is in ashes? With their mum dead and their father on remand for her murder, Leo Hendry and his little sister, Lila, have nothing…
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His Convenient Husband (Crabbypatty’s Review)

His Convenient Husband (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: His Convenient Husband Author: Robin Covington Publisher: Entangled Publishing Release Date: October 9, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 202 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: NFL football player Isaiah Blackwell lost his husband three years ago and is raising their teen son alone. He lives his life as quietly as his job allows, playing ball to support…
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Sightlines (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Sightlines (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Sightlines (The Community #3) Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Riptide Publishing Pages: 257 Release Date: October 9 2017 Genre(s): Paranormal, Suspense Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He’s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He’s the son of the Community’s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive…
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Breakfast at Midnight

Breakfast at Midnight

Title: Breakfast at Midnight Author: Kim Dias Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 11, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 66 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Hope can be found in unexpected places. Lonely, still struggling with his divorce, and suffering from writer’s block, successful thriller author Fred spends much more time in an all-night Denny’s than is…
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Making Home (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Making Home (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Making Home (Bay Valley U #1) Author: Dev Bentham Publisher: Loose ID Release Date: October 3, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 39,000 words Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: In his real life, Manu Contrares makes a decent living as a videographer in New York. But when his mother goes into hospice, he heads home to Bay…
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The Shipwreck (Lavender Shores #4)

The Shipwreck (Lavender Shores #4)

Title: The Shipwreck (Lavender Shores #4) Author: Rosalind Abel Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 4, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 311 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lamont Price’s romance novels have been a hit for the past few years. With his gorgeous looks, kind heart, and tender disposition, Lamont is the darling of Lavender Shores. He’s the…
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An Unsuitable Heir (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

An Unsuitable Heir (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: An Unsuitable Heir (Sins of the City #3) Author: K.J. Charles Publisher: Penquin Random House – Loveswept Release Date: October 3, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Mystery Page Count: 246 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A private detective finds passion, danger, and the love of a lifetime when he hunts down a lost earl in Victorian London. On the…
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Tender with a Twist (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Tender with a Twist (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Tender with a Twist (Rainbow Cove #2) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 2, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 264 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: One kinky wood carver. One younger chef looking to try new things. A series of lessons that bring both men more than they bargained for… Curtis Hunt has made…
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Five Dares (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Five Dares (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Five Dares Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 2, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 245 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on…
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Deeds & Confetti (Mary’s Boys #4)

Deeds & Confetti (Mary’s Boys #4)

Title: Deeds & Confetti (Mary’s Boys #4) Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 27, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 118 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Steven Conley loves the excitement of owning his own Hamburger Mary’s restaurant in Denver, Colorado, and his chosen family of coworkers makes life even better. Steven never regretted leaving…
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