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Renee

I love boys who love boys! I’m in my 30s, from the southern US, and my crack is m/m romance.

Tops Down Bottoms Up (Renee’s review)

Tops Down Bottoms Up (Renee’s review)

Title: Tops Down Bottoms Up Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Self-published Release Date: August 16, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 23,000 words Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent? Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad…
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The Long and Winding Road (Renee’s review)

The Long and Winding Road (Renee’s review)

Title: The Long and Winding Road Author: TJ Klune Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 11, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Series Page Count: 346 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating:   4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Family is not always defined by blood. It’s defined by those who make us whole—those who make us who we are. And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they’ve never been before.…
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Guys on the Bottom (Guys on Top #3) by Darien Cox

Guys on the Bottom (Guys on Top #3) by Darien Cox

Title: Guys on the Bottom (Guys on Top, #3) Author: Darien Cox Publisher: Self-published Release Date: July 22, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/May-December Page Count: 4,575 Kindle locations Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:   4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:   Zach has worked long and hard to change his life and restore his dignity after the humiliating breakup with Corey two years ago. But bad luck has forced him to backslide again,…
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The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3)

The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3)

Title: The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court, #3) Author: Megan Derr Publisher: Less Than Three Press Release Date: August 23, 2017 Genre(s): Fantasy/Trans Page Count: 4,886 Kindle locations Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating:  3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kamir is on the verge of losing everything. Knowing full well he can’t meet the ultimatum his parents have issued, he instead finally puts in motion…
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Hush by Tal Bauer (Renee’s review)

Hush by Tal Bauer (Renee’s review)

 Title: Hush Author: Tal Bauer Publisher: Self-published Release Date: July 12, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Suspense Page Count: 672 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:   A federal judge running from the truth. A U.S. marshal running from his past. A trial that can plunge the world into war. Federal Judge Tom Brewer is finally putting the pieces of his life back together. In the…
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Heart of the Steal (Renee’s review)

Heart of the Steal (Renee’s review)

Title: Heart of the Steal Author: Avon Gale and Roan Parrish Publisher: Philtre Press Release Date: July 11, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 306 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: Responsible, disciplined William Fox channeled his love for art and his faith in the rules into being an FBI Art Crimes agent. Right and wrong, justice and injustice—the differences…
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You Never Know (Renee’s Review)

You Never Know (Renee’s Review)

Title: You Never Know Author: Mary Calmes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 21, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 212 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He’s going to live in his hometown, be everybody’s friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He’s…
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Uncomplicated Choices (Renee’s Review)

Uncomplicated Choices (Renee’s Review)

Title: Uncomplicated Choices (Camassia Cove, #5) Author: Cara Dee Publisher: Self-published Release Date: June 30, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 238 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When life gave you lemons, you learned who stayed and made lemonade with you. Or something to that effect. And the day Ellis Hayes kidnapped me—or, he borrowed a yacht and didn’t know I was on board—he’d…
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A Way With Words (Renee’s Review)

A Way With Words (Renee’s Review)

Title: A Way With Words Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Self-published Release Date: June 21, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 2,866 Kindle locations Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with…
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EPIC by Adrienne Wilder

EPIC by Adrienne Wilder

Title: EPIC Author: Adrienne Wilder Publisher: Self-published Release Date: June 15, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 319 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  2 stars out of 5 Blurb: Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the…
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Oversight (Renee’s review)

Oversight (Renee’s review)

Title: Oversight (The Community, #2) Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 26, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Paranormal/Psychics Page Count: 242 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of…
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A Kind of Home (Renee’s review)

A Kind of Home (Renee’s review)

Title: A Kind of Home (A Kind of Stories, #4) Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 23, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 224 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  3.6 stars out of 5 Blurb: Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to superstardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re…
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A Destiny of Dragons (Renee’s review)

A Destiny of Dragons (Renee’s review)

Title: A Destiny of Dragons (Tales from Verania #2) Author: T.J. Klune Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 30, 2017 Genre(s): Fantasy/Comedy/Romance/Established Couples Page Count: 400 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has…
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Trained (Renée’s Review)

Trained (Renée’s Review)

Title: Trained Author: N.M. Pratt Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: July 21, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/OFY/Friends to Lovers Page Count: 158 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Brendon is too young to be letting himself go. Overweight and desperate for a change, he goes where everyone goes for advice these days, the Internet. That’s where he finds Jared. Jared has an…
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