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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

Three Months to Forever (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Three Months to Forever (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Three Months to Forever (World of Love series) Author: Hudson Lin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 20, 2018 Page Count: 134 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ben is looking for an adventure when he accepts a temporary assignment in Hong Kong, but he never anticipates how his life might change when he meets a sophisticated, intriguing…
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All That Glitters (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

All That Glitters (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: All That Glitters Author: Kate Sherwood Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 26, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: No matter what he tells himself, wealthy NYC architect Liam has never been able to forget his first love, Ben. But as he approaches midlife and realizes something is missing, can he…
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Riven (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Riven (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Riven Author: Roan Parrish Publisher: Loveswept, Random House LLC Release Date: May 29th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 262 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The…
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Home Skillet (Culinary Kings #1)

Home Skillet (Culinary Kings #1)

Title: Home Skillet (Culinary Kings #1) Author: Cate Ashwood and Sandra Damien Publisher: Kydala Publishing Release Date: June 17, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 196 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes the only way to move forward… is to go back. JAMES I don’t know what’s more shocking—the sudden end to my marriage, or the fact…
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Mystic Man (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Mystic Man (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Mystic Man (States of Love series) Publisher: E.J. Russell Release Date: June 22, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 100 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He…
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Murder in New York (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Murder in New York (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Murder in New York (The Pinkerton Man Series #3) Author: C.J. Baty Publisher: Self Published Release Date: May 27, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 134 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Coming back to New York to see her ailing father, Lizzie Ferguson did not expect to find him healthy and newly married to a much younger…
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The Music of Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Music of Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Music of Love Author: Sandine Tomas Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 19, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes the music of love skips a beat…. Paralegal by day, musician by night, Julian has an expiration date stamped on his forehead when it comes to love. No relationship has…
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A Tender Curiosity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

A Tender Curiosity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: A Tender Curiosity Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 15, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Paranormal Page Count: 90 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Take a journey into the past and meet the men who laughed, lived, and loved in a bygone era. This collection includes three short but sweet tales of infatuation, adventure, humor,…
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Words (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Words (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Words Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 12, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: The world of writers, readers, and reviewers is a close-knit family of friends, fans, and fiction fanatics. That’s the world Milo Cook and Logan Hunter reside in—thriving on the give and take of creativity, the…
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Like a Gentleman (Second Edition) (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Like a Gentleman (Second Edition) (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Like a Gentleman (Love in Portsmouth #1) Second Edition Author: Eliot Grayson Publisher: Smoking Teacup Books Release Date: May 9, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 106 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: James Rowley, penniless younger brother of an earl, discovers his rejected sensational story has been stolen and printed under another name — and he’s certain…
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Cash Plays (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Cash Plays (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 4, 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery/Suspense, Romance Page Count: 339 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the…
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Damage Control (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Damage Control (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Damage Control Author: Kate McMurray Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 18, 2018 Genre(s): Crabbypatty Page Count: 74,000 words Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Senate candidate Parker Livingston chose his political dreams over a future with the man he loved. He lives with constant regret about not having Jackson Kane in his life. Or his bed. And…
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Wight Mischief (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Wight Mischief (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Wight Mischief Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 1, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 216 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: A ghost of a chance at love. Personal trainer Will Golding has been looking forward to a getaway with his best friend, Baz, a journalist researching a book on ghosts. But on…
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War Paint (Crabbypatty’s Review)

War Paint (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: War Paint (States of Love Series) Author: Sarah Black Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 25, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 88 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: There’s an art to love. Mural artist Ben has come from Tel Aviv to Atlanta to work on a commission. A successful artist, he’s still lonely and isolated after…
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