Monthly Archives: December 2015

Good Enough by Kade Boehme

Good Enough by Kade Boehme

Title: Good Enough Author: Kade Boehme Publisher: Self Published Release Date: December 25, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 112 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.9 stars out of 5 Blurb: The day Payton Grady returns home to Seattle after a few years away, he sees a gorgeous club kid who accidentally leaves an interesting scarf behind at the bus stop. In a…
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Reader’s Choice Favorite Books for 2015

Reader’s Choice Favorite Books for 2015

The Gay Book Review Reader’s Choice votes are in and your top favorite M/M books results are posted! Congratulations to Riley Hart and her fantastic book Crossroads for being our FAVORITE book for 2015! Coming in a close second and third are Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan and Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. The top 10 books are posted below, in order as voted by Gay Book…
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Favorites: Memory Lane

Favorites: Memory Lane

Gay Book Reviews used to be called Reviews by Jessewave. Reviews by Jessewave opened in 2008 and closed in early 2014. A new team of reviewers re-started the site in the summer of 2015. There are now 7 years of favorite books archived here and here are the top 3 from each year. (Since the site was closed during 2014, I added my personal top 3 of that year.) Favorite…
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Painful Lessons

Painful Lessons

Title: Painful Lessons Author: S.C. Wynne Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 1, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned. Excited to begin his first year of college, Brett Bridgeworth has just one problem: he sucks at…
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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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The Butcher’s Sons

The Butcher’s Sons

Title: The Butcher’s Sons Author: Scott Alexander Hess Publisher: Lethe Press Release Date: April 16, 2015 Genre(s): Historical, M/M, M/F Page Count: 247 Reviewed by: Alissa Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: This darkly lyrical and violent family saga set in a butcher shop in New York circa 1930 tells the story about three Irish brothers, each struggling to find their role–to…
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A Kind of Truth (Lili’s Review)

A Kind of Truth (Lili’s Review)

Title: A Kind of Truth (A Kind of Stories #1) Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 8th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 230 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Rand O’Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a rock god. Moving to New York City and hiring a…
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Starting Point (Turning Point #3)

Starting Point (Turning Point #3)

Title: Starting Point (Turning Point #3) Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Pride Publications Release Date: May 22, 2014 Edition: Second Edition Genre(s): Hurt/Healing/Comfort/Contemporary Page Count: 471 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over. Matthew Elliott is a…
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Breaking Point (Gigi’s Review)

Breaking Point (Gigi’s Review)

Title: Breaking Point (Turning Point #2) Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Pride Publications Release Date: November 21, 2013 Edition: Third Edition Genre(s): Hurt/Healing/Comfort/Contemporary Page Count: 402 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: A fight for what’s right becomes a fight for his life. As guilt plagues him, Matthew Elliott’s world begins to spiral out of control. The harder he holds…
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The Professor and the Smuggler

The Professor and the Smuggler

Title: The Professor and the Smuggler Author: Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon Publisher: Duet Publishing Release Date: January 2nd 2016 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 222 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.7 stars out of 5 Blurb: A grumpy smuggler meets a bumbling professor and treasure is found. An explorer at heart, former university professor Phillip Singleton’s adventures have only taken place in his imagination—until recently.…
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The Stolen Suitor (Belen’s Review)

The Stolen Suitor (Belen’s Review)

Title: The Stolen Suitor (Dreamspun Desires #3) Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Dreampsinner Press Release Date: February 1st 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: 270 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.9 stars out of 5 Blurb: His future was set until a thief stole his heart. All of Clyde’s Corner, Montana, knows local dandy Chris Ramsey will marry Trix Stubben, young widow and heir…
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The Year in Gay by Rich Juzwiak

The Year in Gay by Rich Juzwiak

Rich Juzwiak, entertainment blogger over at Gawker, has been a favorite of mine since I discovered fourfour almost 10 years ago. He brought me into his world of Whitney Huston, Mariah Carey and his delightful cats Winston and Rudy. (When Rich broke up with his boyfriend and lost custody of both cats, I sobbed like a baby.) And have you seen How They Lost? It’s fucking mesmerizing. Mr. Juzwaik has…
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