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The Little Things

The Little Things

Title: The Little Things Author: Jay Northcote Cover Artist: Paul Richmond Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Genre: Contemporary. Length: 214 pages Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Amazon Buy Link, Publisher Buy Link Review Summary: A sweet, well written book that left me with a warm old heart. Ordinary in the very best kind of way.
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Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Title: HouseKeeping Author: Kim Fielding Cover Artist: Paul Richmond Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link Publisher Buy Link Genre: Contemporary Novella Length: 98 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Review Summary: A pleasant, unchallenging read.Perfect for a train journey home.
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Not As Easy As It Looks

Not As Easy As It Looks

Title: Not As Easy As It Looks Author: Jaime Samms Cover Artist: Paul Richmond Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com; Genre: Western/coming of age/MMM Length: 220 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Review Summary: A frustrating read, from the book that had the potential to be magical. A lovely, resonant tone, but a convoluted plot left a lot to be desired and tainted what could’ve been…
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A White Coat Is My Closet

A White Coat Is My Closet

Title: A White Coat Is My Closet Author: Jake Wells Cover Artist: Leah Kaye Suttle Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary/Romance Length: 344 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Wave’s rating: 4 stars Review Summary: A slightly arduous read, but beneath some overdone prose lies a sound book, with a heartfelt message.
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Cherished

Cherished

Title: Cherished Author: Sara York Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Publisher: Self Published Genre: Contemporary. BDSM Length: 51k Rating: 1 star out of 5 Review by Zac D Review Summary: A good premise and blurb, and a half decent character in Wesley, but huge inconsistencies and a serious issue handled with a sledgehammer make this book hard to swallow.
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This Is Love

This Is Love

Title: This Is Love Author: Allison Cassatta and Remmy Duchene Cover Artist: Allison Cassata Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary Length: 198 pages Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Review Summary: A good premise and brave idea. Some wonderful elements, let down by some weak execution. Ultimately, a vacation read. (And there’s nothing wrong with that, right?)
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Designs of Desire (Desires Entwined #1)

Designs of Desire (Desires Entwined #1)

Title: Designs of Desire (Desires Entwined #1) Author: Tempeste O’Riley Cover Artist: Reese Dante Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary Length: 200 pages Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Review Summary: A story with prevalent themes and a brave MC, unfortunately let down by an overcooked plot. The cover is intriguingly beautiful, and James’s disability inspired, but the rest of the book is a…
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Apple Polisher

Apple Polisher

Title: Apple Polisher Author: Heidi Belleau Cover Artist: L.C Chase Publisher: Riptide Publishing Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary Length: 60k. 228 pages Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Review by Zac D Review Summary: An entertaining read that brings a much needed uniqueness to the MM genre. Funny, slightly trashy and a lot of fun-a recommended read, especially if porn humor floats your boat 🙂
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Better than Good (Better Than #1)

Better than Good (Better Than #1)

Title: Better than Good> (Better Than #1) Author: Lane Hayes Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Amazon Buy Link  Genre: Contemporary Length: 200 pages Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Zac D Review Summary: A competently written book that is easy to read and tackles the trope of ‘gay for you’ with grace and style. Lacked a little oomph, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
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Burden

Title: Burden  Author: Annmarie McKenna Cover Artist: Angela Waters Publisher: Samhain  Buy Link Genre: Contemporary/Men in Uniform Length: Novella Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Zac D Review Summary: A good premise and a solid start, let down in places by some pacing issues and patchy editing. An inspired character saves this book and makes it all in all, a good ‘cop’ read with a sweetly erotic…
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Chase the Storm

Chase the Storm

Title: Chase the Storm  Author: V.M Waitt Cover Artist: Adrian Nicholas Publisher: Dreamspinner Press  Buy Link Amazon:; Publisher Buy Link Genre: Contemporary/Western Length: Novel. 210 pages Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Zac D Review Summary: A beautiful book, let down in places by some misplaced vulgarity, but nonetheless, a strong debut from a new author, and a wonderful, heartwarming read.
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Roughed Up

Roughed Up

Title: Roughed Up  Author: Hank Edwards Cover Artist: Mina Carter Publisher: Startled Monkeys Media Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary/Mystery&Suspense Length: Short Novel (141 pages/43864 words) Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Zac D Review Summary: A short novel that, together with the first two books make an easy, entertaining holiday read. However, some weak construction is left exposed by slightly flimsy plot that, at…
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