Acceptance

Waking the Behr (Tosha’s Review)

Waking the Behr (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Waking the Behr (The Foothill Pride book 7) Author: Pat Henshaw Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 20, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, closeted, acceptance, coming out, short story Page Count: 102 pages Reviewed by: Tosh Heat Level: 1.9 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Both Ben and Mitch think they know exactly what they want. Turns out, they don’t even know their own…
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Guitars and Cages (Guitars book 1)

Guitars and Cages (Guitars book 1)

Title: Guitars and Cages (Guitars book 1) Author: Layla Dorine Publisher: Encompass Ink Release Date: May 25, 2017 Genre(s): Closeted gay, coming out, acceptance, self harm, forgiveness Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Tosh Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Asher Logan is a bartender and a pretty wicked guitar player, when he isn’t wrecking his hands fighting in a cage. With…
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Runner (Tosh’s Review)

Runner (Tosh’s Review)

Title: Runner Author: Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 28, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, attempted rape, PTSD, OCD, acceptance, new beginning Page Count: 197 pages Reviewed by: Tosh Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Matt Bowers’s life ended at sixteen, when a vicious betrayal by someone who he should have been able to trust left him a shell of…
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Freedom Shores (Tosh’s Review)

Freedom Shores (Tosh’s Review)

Title: Freedom Shores Author: Adam Arkin Publisher: MLR Press Release Date: June 26, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, self discovery, acceptance, new beginnings Page Count: 228 pages Reviewed by: Tosh Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a shy student decides to spend a summer on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, he has no idea of the life-changing adventure that awaits. For years…
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Becoming Kerry (Tosha’s Review)

Becoming Kerry (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Becoming Kerry Author: Lynn Kelling Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing Release Date: August 8, 2017 Genre(s): Gay Contemporary Romance, Genderqueer Page Count: 455 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kerry Sanderson’s life is falling apart. He’s crushing himself to fit into the boxes others have put him in: dutiful son, good boyfriend, real man. But even the small…
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Strong Enough (Natosha’s Review)

Strong Enough (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Strong Enough Author: Melanie Harlow Publisher: MH Publishing Release Date: June 19, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, closeted, acceptance, second chances Page Count: 276 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: From USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov, comes an all new sexy and emotional MM standalone romance. I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe. I…
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Slim Chance (Natosha’s Review)

Slim Chance (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Slim Chance Author: Jeff Erno Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 26, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, self discovery, weight loss, acceptance Page Count: 201 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can a man improve his appearance without losing everything good inside him? Oliver has always been obese and suffered from a negative body image. He’s tried…
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Bad Beginnings (Anchors)

Bad Beginnings (Anchors)

Title: Bad Beginnings (Anchors) Author: Nicole Fields Publisher: Less Than Three Press Release Date: May 1, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary love, drama, acceptance Page Count:174 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 Blurb: After the recent ending of a relationship, Kit feels lost and uncertain about where he stands without being in a relationship. Dante, on the other hand, has…
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Mild to Wild in Massachusetts (States of Love)

Mild to Wild in Massachusetts (States of Love)

Title: Mild to Wild in Massachusetts (States of Love) Author: Paul Walkingsky Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 12, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, finding oneself, new beginnings, acceptance Page Count: 74 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Brett has spent twenty-seven years trying to be perfect for the Mormon grandparents who raised him. Unfortunately, doing so has…
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Barbed Wire Cowboy (Natosha’s Review)

Barbed Wire Cowboy (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Barbed Wire Cowboy Author: Renee Stevens Publisher: Self published Release Date: April 6, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, Cowboys, closeted, coming out, acceptance, mild violence, gay bashing Page Count: 323 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After having been kicked off the family ranch by his father, Marc Poulson has made a new home for himself as…
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Love Series (Dreamspinner Bundle Set)

Love Series (Dreamspinner Bundle Set)

Title: Love Series (Dreamspinner Bundle Set) Author: Scotty Cade Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 7, 2017 Genre(s): Bundle series, murder, homophobia, gay for you, grief, acceptance, starting over Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 4.8 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love can bloom in the most unusual places…. In Wings of Love, Dr. Bradford Mitchell flees to Alaska to escape the devastating memories of…
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The Rest Is Illusion (Valley Books Series)

The Rest Is Illusion (Valley Books Series)

Title: The Rest Is Illusion (Valley Books Series) Author: Eric Arvin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 3rd Edition Release Date: April 3, 2017 Genre(s): Fantasy, gay contemporary romance, best friends, bully, acceptance Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: 3rd Edition Magical realism meets coming of age as four Verona College students are thrown together by choice as…
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There’s This Guy (Natosha’s Review)

There’s This Guy (Natosha’s Review)

Title: There’s This Guy Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 17, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, homophobia, mental/physical abuse, suicide attempt, acceptance Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you? Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he…
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Unforgiven (Natosha’s Review)

Unforgiven (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Unforgiven Author: Ruth Clampett Publisher: Self Published Release Date: March 9, 2017 Genre(s): Gay love, college students, best friends to lovers, sexual abuse, closeted, mild BDSM, mild self harm, secrets Page Count: 310 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Would you live a lie to hold onto the one you love? Dean and Jason are best friends,…
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