J.L. Merrow

Spun! (The Shamwell Tales #4)

Spun! (The Shamwell Tales #4)

Title: Spun! (The Shamwell Tales #4) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: July 3, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Out for You, Younger / Older Page Count: 316 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: With friends like these . . . An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend.…
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Out! (The Shamwell Tales #3)

Out! (The Shamwell Tales #3)

Title: Out! (The Shamwell Tales #3) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 26, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 305 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: When love wars with principle, which one will win? Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small portion of it he hasn’t spent in the office.…
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Played! (The Shamwell Tales #2)

Played! (The Shamwell Tales #2)

Title: Played! (The Shamwell Tales #2) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 12, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 258 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: All the world’s a stage . . . but life doesn’t come with a script. Posh boy Tristan Goldsmith has one last summer of freedom before he joins the family…
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Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1)

Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1)

Title: Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 5, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 337 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Bow ties are cool . . . but secrets, not so much. Behind Robert Emeny’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken…
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Wake Up Call (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Wake Up Call (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Wake Up Call (Porthkennack #1) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: April 17, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a…
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Wake Up Call (Lena’s Review)

Wake Up Call (Lena’s Review)

Title: Wake Up Call (Porthkennack #1) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: April 17th, 2017 Genre(s): MM Mystery Romance, Contemporary Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by…
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Raising the Rent by J.L. Merrow

Raising the Rent by J.L. Merrow

Title: Raising the Rent Author: by J.L. Merrow Publisher: Self Published Release Date: October 14th 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 98 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: “Rent boy rule number one: Never fall in love with a customer.” Life as a rent boy is not a long-term career goal for Nathan, who’s determined to get an education.…
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J.L. Merrow Guest Post: Blow Down

J.L. Merrow Guest Post: Blow Down

Gay Book Reviews is thrilled to welcome J.L. Merrow to the blog today, chatting about her newest Plumber’s Mate book Blow Down. You’ve Got to Have a Y in it Hi, I’m JL Merrow and I’m delighted to be here as part of the Blow Down blog tour. Today I’d like to talk to you about Ye Olde Englishe Spellynge. “And she’s roped me into her Harvest Fayre, whatever that…
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J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles Guest Post

J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles Guest Post

Gay Book Reviews is thrilled to welcome J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles as our guest bloggers today! They are here today to celebrate the release of the latest in their Mad About the Brit Boys series of mini-anthologies, Truly, Madly, Boys, a selection of m/m contemporary romance short stories, and are discussing the importance of setting in a story. Location, Location, Location… Jamie: I think setting, in a story, is…
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Blow Down (The Plumber’s Mate #4)

Title: Blow Down (The Plumber’s Mate #4) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Samhain Publishing Release Date: July 12, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 249 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Death is what happens while you’re making other plans. The last thing newly engaged plumber Tom Paretski needs is to stumble over another dead body. He’s got enough on…
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Lover’s Leap (Crabbypatty’s review)

Lover’s Leap (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Lover’s Leap Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Buy link: Amazon.com Release Date: February 29, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 202 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: If they looked, would they ever leap? Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of…
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Out! (Shamwell Tales, #3)

Out! (Shamwell Tales, #3)

Title: Out! (Shamwell Tales #3) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 19, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 322 Reviewed by: Kristin Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When the costs are added up, will love land in the black? Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small part of it he hasn’t spent in the…
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Relief Valve (Plumber’s Mate #2)

Title: Relief Valve (Plumber’s Mate #2) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Samhain Publishing Release Date: March 25, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 357 Reviewed by: Kristin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty. It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if…
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Heat Trap (Plumber’s Mate #3)

Title: Heat Trap (Plumber’s Mate #3) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Samhain Publishing Release Date: March 17, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 255 Reviewed by: Kristin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 Blurb: The wrong secret could flush their love down the drain. It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit with a shocking revelation about his family. His lover, P.I. Phil…
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