Recommended Reads for July, 2016

Our favorite books for July, 2016.


What Remains (Vallie’s Review)

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Title: What remains Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: July 4, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 278 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right? Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between…

His Royal Secret

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Title: His Royal Secret (His Royal Secret #1) Author: Lilah Pace Publisher: InterMix - Penquin Books USA Release Date: July 19, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, Royals Page Count: 224 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he's keeping a king-sized secret...James, next in line for the throne, is gay. He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for…

Endings and Beginnings (Collars and Cuffs #8)

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Title: Endings and Beginnings (Collars and Cuffs #8) Author: K.C.Wells, Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 18th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM Page Count: 350 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In all his relationships, Darren Fielding never found the level of intimacy he witnessed between Thomas Williams and his sub, Peter, the day of Peter’s “rebirth.” Not only that, he never realized such intimacy was possible. For two years, Thomas’s business card has been burning a hole in his wallet. When Darren’s lover moves on, maybe it’s…

Sunset Park (Audio Review)

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Title: Sunset Park (Five Boroughs #2) Author: Santino Hassell and Michael Ferraiulo (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC Release Date: May 24th 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.83 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Five Boroughs Story Raymond Rodriguez's days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend, so Raymond has to get his act together and find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for…

Red Dirt Heart (Audio Review)

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Title: Red Dirt Heart (Red Dirt #1) Author: N.R. Walker and Joel Leslie (Narrator) Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd Release Date: July 4th 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Welcome to Sutton Station: one of the world's largest working farms in the middle of Australia - where if the animals and heat don't kill you first, your heart just might. Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how: the way his father did before him.…

Unraveling Josh by Edie Danford

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Title: Unraveling Josh Author: Edie Danford Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 1st 2016 Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 400 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When the crown prince of bad boys hooks up with his former high school crush, he’s after just one kind of happy ending. Nick McQueen just scored the perfect hookup—Ellery College ski champion, Joshua Pahlke. What better way for Nick to prove his transformation from high school loser to sexy sinner? He’ll gift golden-boy Josh with the hottest, dirtiest sex…

Smoke & Mirrors (Is’s Review)

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Title: Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, #7) Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 8, 2016 Genre(s): Paranormal/Shapeshifter/Series Page Length: 230 Reviewed by: Is Heat Level: 3.85 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his…

A Shot at Forgiveness

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Title: A Shot at Forgiveness Author: Cardeno C. and Robert M. Clark Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC Release Date: July 6th 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 1 hr and 38 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.83 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes to find love, you must first learn forgiveness. A dozen years, 2,000 miles, and a law degree after high school, Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones, his childhood bully turned NBA star. When Isaac appears at Rafi's favorite restaurant acting like a long-lost friend, Rafi bluntly dismisses…

Let it Ride (Pickup Men #2)

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Title: Let it Ride (Pickup Men #2) Author: L.C. Chase Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: May 26, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary/Cowboy Page Count: 172 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Pickup man Bridge Sullivan is the kind of cowboy everyone wants—as a brother, a friend, a lover. People think he’s straight, but Bridge isn’t one for labels, and when a sexy male paramedic jumpstarts his heart, he charges in with all guns blazing. New York City transplant Eric Palmer grew up in foster care. While he always had a roof…

Like People in History: A Gay American Epic

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Title: Like People in History: A Gay American Epic Author: Felice Picano Narrator: Ethan Sawyer Publisher: Audible Studios Release Date Book: July 3, 1995 Release Date Audio: September 2, 2013 Genre: Gay Literary Fiction Page Count: 512 Audio Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when they meet as boys in 1954. After both discovering their homosexuality, their lives intersect against the backdrop of 20th Century gay culture, from the beachboy surfer days of the 1960's,…
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