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Bob-O-Link

I’m a retired professional. My husband and I, each with an ex-wife, between us have six married children and 10 grandchildren. We both read voraciously, with a strong leaning to gay romance and HEA. Stories with a little (okay, even loads of) sex, and a lot of tears, always pleases.

World Turned Upside Down (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

World Turned Upside Down (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: World Turned Upside Down (World of Love: Antarctica) Author: Elyse Springer Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 9, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 90 pages Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: After three winters in Antarctica, Simon Bancroft is an old hand on the ice. The harsh weather and extreme isolation aren’t for everyone, but he enjoys the…
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Sunday’s Child (Geoffry Chadwick Misadventure #1)

Sunday’s Child (Geoffry Chadwick Misadventure #1)

Title: Sunday’s Child (Geoffry Chadwick Misadventures #1) Author: Edward O. Phillips Publisher: ReQueered Tales Release Date: July 16th 2019 Genre(s): Mid 20th Century Gay Life; Maturing Queer Page Count: 243 pages Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lawyer Geoffry Chadwick is 50, Canadian, single, gay and, after a brief struggle with a hustler who tries to shake him down,…
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Small Town Sonata (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Small Town Sonata (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Small Town Sonata (Dreamspun Desires #87) Author: Jamie Fessenden Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 6th 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary, Second Chance Page Count: 260 pages Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can the trusted town handyman rebuild a broken pianist’s heart? When a freak accident ends Aiden’s career as a world-renowned classical pianist, he retreats to his New…
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The Doctor’s Orders (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

The Doctor’s Orders (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: The Doctor’s Orders (Copper Point Medical #3) Author: Heidi Cullinan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 20, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 384 Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Copper Point Medical: Book Three Once upon a time Nicolas Beckert was the boy who stole kisses from Jared Kumpel beneath the bleachers, but now Jared’s a pediatrician and…
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Inevitable (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Inevitable (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Inevitable (Shooting Star #1) Author: Sienna Sway Publisher: Self Published Release Date: August 1, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary M/M Romance, Second Chance Page Count: 110 Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a photo of Hollywood leading man, Joshua Hudson, hits the tabloids with his tongue down another man’s throat Josh has no other option but to lay low…
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Wrecked (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Wrecked (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Wrecked Author: Jodi Payne and BA Tortuga Publisher: Tygerseye Publishing, LLC Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary / Western Page Count: 275 Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The call comes when Beckett Adler least expects it. He’s made a new life for himself in Vermont and has a law practice of his own. After four years…
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A Beautiful Disaster (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

A Beautiful Disaster (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: A Beautiful Disaster (Geek Life #3) Author: Marguerite Labbe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 30, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Gay Romance Page Count: 275 Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 3 flame out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: When best friends Brenden and Dakota launch the biggest comics and pop-culture convention of their careers, they finally realize what everyone around them already knows: they’ve been in…
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Shake the Stars (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Shake the Stars (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Shake the Stars Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Gone Writing Publishing Release Date: July 10th 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 100,000 words approx. Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Spending time in the Poconos with his family was the last thing Dane Forrester wanted to do over the summer. He had dreams of spending his last break touring…
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Nothing Special (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Nothing Special (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Nothing Special Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: June 19, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 158 Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When Noah’s insecurity threatens their fledgling relationship, can Sol convince Noah that he’s enough? Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s…
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Take Down (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Take Down (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Take Down (Texas Heroes #1) Author: Jesse Anastasi Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 224 Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Texas Heroes Novel Attraction sizzles when Danny Jones sets eyes on Deputy Jake Perez, despite meeting over the discovery of a mutilated corpse. But being with Jake could cost Danny…
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Recipe for Romance (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Recipe for Romance (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Recipe for Romance (Entire series) Author: Ari McKay Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 28, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 455 pages Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Four couples, four different stories — and one spicy Recipe for Romance from author Ari McKay! Welcome to Montgomery House, Charleston’s finest restaurant. When you walk in the front…
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In the Azure Noon (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

In the Azure Noon (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: In the Azure Noon Author: Mark C. Wade Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 24, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 169 pages Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Oren had it all going on. He was set for a full-ride gymnastics scholarship until a tragic accident took his leg. Now he’s trapped in a small tourist Maine…
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