Recommended Reads for Aug. 2015

Our favorite books for August 2015


Falling (Fall or Break #1)

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Title: Falling (Fall or Break #1) Author: Barbara Elsborg Publisher: Self Published Release Date: March 24th 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count:282 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5 Blurb: Falling is easy. Landing without breaking your heart? Impossible. Harper is no longer behind bars, but it doesn’t feel like it. Ten years serving time for a crime he didn’t commit have left him shut down, numb, and a frozen wreck over the simplest of choices. He’s acutely aware of the dark-haired young man checking him out in the supermarket, but he’s…

What He Left Behind

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Title: What He Left Behind Author: L.A. Witt Publisher: Samhain Publishing Release Date: August 18, 2015 Genre(s): Hurt/Healing/Comfort and Ménage/Threesome Page Count: 238 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Can you ever have a second first time? Josh Carver thinks it’s just another lunch with his best friend, Michael—until Michael confesses he just turned down a date with his hot veterinarian crush. It seems Michael’s abusive ex left him more scarred than Josh realized. Josh and his husband, Ian, have done their best to help Michael leave his horrific…

Training Season (Jewel’s Review)

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Title: Training Season (Training Season #1) Author: Leta Blake Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 11, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 343 Reviewed by: Jewel Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Unquestionably talented figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream, but his lack of discipline cost him the gold once before. Now the pressure’s on. He needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top coaches don't come cheap, and Matty can't afford to stay in the game no matter how badly he wants…

Training Complex (Training Season #2)

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Title: Training Complex (Training Season #2) Author: Leta Blake Publisher: Self Published Release Date: May 11, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 345 Reviewed by: Jewel Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Buckle up – Matty’s back! Figure skater Matty Marcus didn't capture Olympic gold, but he won rancher Rob Lovely's heart. After Rob sold his ranch and Matty hung up his skates, they started a new life together in New York City. Now Matty has taken on a fresh challenge as a figure skating coach, and Rob's second career as a physical…

Here for you (Sunshine and Happiness #1)

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Title: Here for You (Sunshine and Happiness #1) Author: Skylar M. Cates Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 27th 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 234 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Life is a thread connecting us. One pull and it all unravels. Cole Gannon arrives in the seaside town of Ocean Vista to work as a bartender and finally find a place to belong. Determined to make a home for himself, Cole lives happily with his four colorful roommates, whom he considers brothers. The only problem is Cole's…

Consent (Power Exchange #3)

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Title: Consent (Power Exchange #3) Author: A.J. Rose Publisher: The Grim Writer Press Release Date: September 28, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 350 Reviewed by: Jewel Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Content Warning: contains scenes of rape and graphic violence and may not be suitable for sensitive readers. Discretion advised. Cole, what’s wrong? Former detective Gavin DeGrassi likes his new life and his job as a university professor, molding the minds of the next generation of law enforcement. It keeps him in the field he loves, but out of the media…

Motel. Pool. by Kim Fielding

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Title: Motel. Pool. Author: Kim Fielding Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 12, 2014 Genre(s): Paranormal/Ghosts Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the mid-1950s, Jack Dayton flees his working-class prospects in Omaha and heads to Hollywood, convinced he’ll be the next James Dean. But sleazy casting couches don't earn him stardom, and despair leads to a series of poor decisions that ultimately find him at a cheap motel off Route 66, lifeless at the bottom of the pool. Sixty years later, Tag Manning, feeling hopeless…

All Man

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Title: All Man Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: August 6, 2015 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Word Count: 13,000 words (approx.) Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: “You’re the sleek little sports car to my Land Rover.” From the moment Gareth walks through the door of the salon to fit some new sinks, Jules can’t take his eyes off him. Jules has always been attracted to men who are his polar opposite, so burly Gareth is Jules’s fantasy man. At the weekend, Jules gets into a tough…

Undercover Lovers (Bodyguards Inc. #4)

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Title: Undercover Lovers (Bodyguards Inc. #4) Author: R.J. Scott Publisher: Love Lane Books Release Date: July 28, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary/Bodyguard Page Count: 128 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: Even if Ross and Kyle make it out of this alive, will the secrets in Kyle's heart stay safe? Kyle gets caught up in a case that is entirely unrelated to Bodyguards Inc. Not only does he abruptly need time off, but he has to have absolute trust and complete support from Ross without being able to tell Ross a…

The Thief Taker

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Title: The Thief Taker Author: William Holden Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Release Date: April 13, 2014 Genre(s): Historical, Erotica Page Count: 279 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Fleeing London, Thomas Newton reaches Paris full of hopes for a new life with Pierre Baptiste. The hopes are quickly shattered. There are unsettling rumors about Pierre's past and very real threats in the present. Arrested on false charges, thrown into a dank prison, Thomas must decide whether he can trust Pierre's help to winning back his freedom. But freedom will…
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