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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

Galen’s Redemption (Links in the Chain #2) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Galen’s Redemption (Links in the Chain #2) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Galen’s Redemption (Links in the Chain #2) Author: Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 16, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Page Count: 250 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Links In the Chain Story A rich man is about to set foot into an unknown world, while a Good Samaritan fears he’ll have to…
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Lincoln’s Park (Links in the Chain #1) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Lincoln’s Park (Links in the Chain #1) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Lincoln’s Park (Links in the Chain #1) Author: Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 16, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, BDSM Page Count: 244 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Links In the Chain Story Lincoln Merriweather was born an entitled brat with a silver spoon lodged so deep, it might never have come out. At…
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Crossing the Touchline (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Crossing the Touchline (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Crossing the Touchline (Auckland Med. #2) Author: Jay Hogan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 23, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Page Count: 302 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: What if you’ve worked your whole life for a dream, to play rugby for the most successful sports team on the planet, the New Zealand All Blacks? What…
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A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades #5) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades #5) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades #5) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: March 11, 2019 Genre(s): Romantic Suspense Page Count: 382 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo are reunited and more committed to each other than ever, but they can’t truly move forward with their lives…
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Tales of Bryant (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tales of Bryant (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tales of Bryant Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 9, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Length: 35,000 words approx. Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Four Seasons. Two Men. One Love. For struggling film student Isamu Taylor, life’s refrain is about to change from boring documentary about a passionless delivery boy to a blazing and wildly erotic…
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Jon’s Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Jon’s Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Jon’s Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case (Jon’s Mysteries Case #1) Author: AJ Sherwood Publisher: Self Published Release Date: March 22, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery Page Count: 290 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A psychic without an anchor. A student in trouble. A shooter on the loose. I’m Jonathan Bane, a licensed psychic who consults for the police. I…
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Arctic Sun (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Arctic Sun (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Arctic Sun (Frozen Hearts #1) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 1, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hurt/Comfort/Healing Page Count: 384 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a…
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Chasing Chance (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Chasing Chance (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Chasing Chance (Gilcrest University Guys Book #1) Author: M.E. Parker Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: March 17, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Page Count: 175 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: There are moments in your life that become part of you. They become so ingrained in your memory that you can’t let them go, no matter how hard…
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Play It Again (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Play It Again (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Play It Again Author: Aidan Wayne Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 22, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The videos are fun. But it’s the host who has him coming back for more… When Seattle-based blind YouTuber Dovid Rosenstein finds Sam Doyle’s Let’s Play channel, playitagainsam, he’s instantly captivated by…
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Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) Author: T.S. Hunter Publisher: Red Dog Press Release Date: April 18, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 85 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE JUST MURDER. It’s 1985, and Joe Stone is excited to be joining his old school friend, and lifelong crush, Chris, for a long weekend in…
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Scott (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Scott (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Scott (Owatonna U Hockey #2) Author: R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd Release Date: March 27th 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 50,000 words approx. Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: What happens when you try to fix the past and end up threatening your future? Scott is struggling. Grieving the loss of his…
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The Cowboy and the City Slicker (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Cowboy and the City Slicker (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Cowboy and the City Slicker Author: Bonnie Dee Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: March 19, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Western Romance Page Count: 158 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can a fish out of water find a home on the range? Alex Wheeler arrives in Arizona with a job to do—convince Matthew Parsons to sell his guest ranch…
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The Perfect Shine (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Perfect Shine (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Perfect Shine Author: J.K. Hogan Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: March 18, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 279 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jackson Meade was a shy, awkward kid just trying to survive a high school with too many bullies and too few friends. Now that he’s in college, his eyes have been opened…
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Heated Rivalry (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Heated Rivalry (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Heated Rivalry (Game Changers #2) Author: Rachel Reid Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: March 25, 2019 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Sports Romance Page Count: 310 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander’s game—definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate. Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn’t just crazy talented, he’s got a spotless reputation.…
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