Recommended Reads for April, 2017

Our favorite books for April, 2017.


Winter Ball (Steph’s Audio Review)

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Title: Winter Ball (Winter Ball #1) Authors: Amy Lane and Nick J. Russo (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 23, 2017 Genre(s): Sports Romance Page Count: 5 hrs and 35 mins Reviewed by: Steph Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins. One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns…

Playing With Fate (Admirals Hockey #1)

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Title: Playing With Fate (Admirals Hockey #1) Author: Ava Thorpe Publisher: Self Published Release Date: March 25, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Hockey Page Count: 278 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: “My future’s been planned for me for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never felt this alive until I met you.” "I shouldn't want Carter, but I can't get him out of my mind." Luke Bailey doesn't have time for a boyfriend. Between dog-walking, law school applications, and trying to get his music career off the ground, love…

Five-Sided Heart by Max MacGowan

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Title: Five-Sided Heart Author: Max MacGowan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 16, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Polyamory/Hurt-Comfort Page Count: 230 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:   4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Noah Trevelyan has lost his moorings. Disowned over his sexuality as a teenager, he hasn’t been back to his home on the Outer Banks since his fisherman father kicked him out. But when he returns for the Old Man’s funeral, he discovers his father left him the house and boat in his will. Noah must choose whether to stay or go, but he won’t…

Winter Ball (Lily G’s Review)

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Title: Winter Ball Author: Amy Lane Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 23rd February, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Length: 5 hours and 35 minutes Reviewed by: Lily G Blunt Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work - and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins. One brisk night in late October, a post-practice convo in Richie's car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected -…

Starting from Scratch (Ele’s review)

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Title: Starting from Scratch (Housemates #5) Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: April 12th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 249 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Starting over isn’t easy, but Ben is ready to live his life as the man he was always meant to be. Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. He’s starting from scratch and his life is finally…

Last Dance of The Sugar Plum

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Title:Last Dance of The Sugar Plum Author: Al Stewart, Claire Davis Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Release Date: April 14th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 170 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK Jonathan is a spy. Anton is Jonathan’s ‘keeper’. Jonathan is a spy with a code implanted deep in his subconscious, so deeply he can’t remember—anything at all. Anton is an interrogator intent on retrieving the code, whatever the cost. But sometimes they dream of dark tunnels and locked-up rooms, and then they both scream. TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK Along comes…

Shelter the Sea (The Roosevelt #2)

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Title: Shelter the Sea (The Roosevelt #2) Author: Heidi Cullinan Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 18th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Page Count: 190 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Some heroes wear capes. Some prefer sensory sacks. Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren’t considered “real” adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they live in jeopardy, Emmet refuses to…

Imagines (Parvathy’s Review)

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Title: Imagines (Imago #2) Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 10th, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 184 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson’s work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is demanding as ever, and Jack’s work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic. When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered a two-week research…

Imagines (Lili’s Review)

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Title: Imagines (Imago #2) Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 10th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 184 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson’s work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is demanding as ever, and Jack’s work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic. When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered a…

Imagines (Belen’s Review)

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Title: Imagines (Imago #2) Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 10th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: 184 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson’s work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is demanding as ever, and Jack’s work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic. When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered…
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