Contemporary

Rare (Roads #2)

Rare (Roads #2)

Title: Rare (Roads #2) Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 17th 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 240 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Roads: Book 2 Sequel to Slide Paramedic Pete Adams lived through the year from hell watching his lover, Ash, fall apart, and the precarious balance between work and home is becoming more strained.…
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Facing West (Forever Wilde #1)

Facing West (Forever Wilde #1)

Title: Facing West (Forever Wilde #1) Author: Lucy Lennox Publisher: Self Published Release Date: August 20, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nico: I left my family and tiny Texas hometown fifteen years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call…
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Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2)

Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2)

Title: Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2) Author: Kate Raphael Publisher: She Writes Press Release Date: September 19th 2017 Genre(s): LGBT fiction, Mystery, Cultural Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. When Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds…
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Marked (Roads #1.5)

Marked (Roads #1.5)

Title: Marked (Roads #1.5) Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 14th 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 20 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s been six months since Ash shuffled into Pete’s life and turned his world upside down, and six months since they sat in an all-night diner plotting Ash’s theoretical solution for Pete’s faded,…
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Hot Head (Gigi’s Review)

Hot Head (Gigi’s Review)

Title: Hot Head Author: Damon Suede Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 15th 2011 Genre(s): Contemporary/Firefighter Page Count: 230 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man,…
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Give and Take (Ties That Bind, #1)

Give and Take (Ties That Bind, #1)

Title: Give and Take (Ties That Bind, #1) Author: Claire Cullen Publisher: Self Published Release Date: August 15, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 214 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: A new day, a new city, a new life. Where had he heard all that before? Drew is good at running. He ran from his home, from his family,…
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The Hike

The Hike

Title: The Hike Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 4, 2017 Genre(s): Gay Romance, Contemporary Page Count: 206 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ashley James and Tucker Lee have been friends for years. They are city boys but long for life on the open trail. During a three-hundred-mile hike from the Southern California desert…
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Tops Down Bottoms Up   (Ele’s review)

Tops Down Bottoms Up (Ele’s review)

Title:Tops Down Bottoms Up Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: August 16th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent? Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are…
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Illegal Contact (LenaLena’s Review)

Illegal Contact (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: Illegal Contact Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Penguin/Intermix Release Date: August 15th, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 251 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel.  New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already…
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God in Pink

God in Pink

Title: God in Pink Author: Hasan Namir Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press Release Date: October 8th 2015 Genre(s): cultural, romance, religious Page Count: 160 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: A revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a young gay Iraqi struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and…
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Andrea Bramhall

Andrea Bramhall

Title: Andrea Bramhall Author: Andrea Bramhall Publisher: Ylva Publishing Release Date: May 2nd 2017 Genre(s): Lesbian Mystery, Contemporary Page Count: 308 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: December 5th, 2013 left its mark on the North Norfolk Coast in more ways than one. A tidal surge and storm swept millennia-old cliff faces into the sea and flooded homes and…
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The Lawn Job

The Lawn Job

Title: The Lawn Job Author: Chuck Caruso Publisher: Cloud Lodge Books Release Date: October 10th 2017 Genre(s):Contemporary Suspense, Transgender Page Count: 312 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When ex-con Craig Collins began his new job mowing lawns, he was ready to leave his former life where it belonged—in the past. But everything changes when Craig suddenly loses one…
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Thunder and Lightning (Death and Destruction #6)

Thunder and Lightning (Death and Destruction #6)

Title: Thunder and Lightning (Death and Destruction #6) Author: Patricia Logan Publisher: self published Release Date: July 25, 2017 Genre(s): Mystery & Detective Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jarrett Evans and Thayne Wolfe have been partnered in the ATF for nearly two years and their love and commitment to each other has grown over time.…
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Accept My Surrender

Accept My Surrender

Title: Accept My Surrender Author: Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow Publisher: Loose Id Release Date: August 7th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/BDSM Page Count: 270 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Moving on after his wife leaves him, middle-aged John explores a side of himself he’d pushed aside since college, and dates men. It’s not working out too well when Logan,…
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