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Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter

Title & Link: Chance Encounter Author: Christiane France Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary M/M, Cop/PI Length: Novella (25,000 words) Rating: 3 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: A somewhat misleading blurb and many, many issues contributed to a disappointing read.
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Starting Over

Starting Over

Title & Link: Starting Over Author: Ethan Stone Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Short Story (34 PDF pages; word count unlisted) Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: This beautifully written short story packs an emotional punch right. A must-read for Ethan Stone fans.
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Wings of Love

Wings of Love

Title & Link: Wings of Love Author: Scotty Cade Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novel (220 pages) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: An almost too-easy but nicely entertaining GFY romance set in the Alaskan mountains.
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Another Enchanted April

Another Enchanted April

Title & Link: Another Enchanted April Author: Eric Arvin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novella (188 PDF pages) Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: This lovely novella is more of a wonderful addition to the best of gay literature than it is a traditional romance. Readers who love character growth will get it in spades here.
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The Boxer (The Contenders #2)

Title: The Boxer (The Contenders #2) Author: Jan Irving Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M, Sports (Boxing) Length: Novella (121 pages) Rating: 4 of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: This is a story full of heart, which I liked better than the previous book. This review contains what may be considered spoilers for those who have not read the first book in the series, The Janitor.
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The Janitor (The Contenders #1)

Title: The Janitor (The Contenders #1) Author: Jan Irving Publisher: Loose Id Genre: Contemporary M/M, Sports (Boxing) Buy link: Amazon.com Length: Novel (171 pages) Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: A sometimes endearing story of complete opposites who must fight, figuratively and literally, to reach the happy ending they need.
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A Forest of Corpses (Alexander Spider Mystery #2)

A Forest of Corpses (Alexander Spider Mystery #2)

Title & Link: A Forest of Corpses Author: P.A. Brown Publisher: Bristlecone Pine Press Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary M/M, BDSM, Mystery/Action Length: Novel (252 paperback pages) Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: A worthy follow-up to the original, exploring different dynamics in the romantic relationship and the consequences of a vacation-gone-wrong.
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Jasper’s Journey

Jasper’s Journey

Title & Link: Jasper’s Journey Author: Lisa Marie Davis Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Murder Mystery, Contemporary M/M Length: Novella (178 pages) Rating: 2.75 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: A plot with tremendous potential made disappointing by sketchy relationship-building and head-hopping.
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Caught

Caught

Title: Caught Buy Link: Amazon.com Author: A.B. Gayle Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novella (122 pages) Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: This is a touching story that should be read slowly and savored, for the beauty lies in all the wonderful details.
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The Trap

Title: The Trap Author: Indigo Wren Publisher: Samhain Publishing Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novel (214 pages) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: A more-than-meets-the-eye book that will affect you deeply, if only you let it.
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Revenge is a Dish

Revenge is a Dish

Title & URL: Revenge Is A Dish Author: Stevie Woods Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Mystery/Suspense Length: Novella, 37,000 words Rating: 3 out of 5 stars A guest review by Buda One-Sentence Review: While the concept has great potential, the execution is muddied by too much head-hopping and weak heroes. This review contains what could be considered spoilers.
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L.A. Bytes

L.A. Bytes

Title & Link: L.A. Bytes Author: P.A. Brown Publisher: MLR Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M, Mystery/suspense Length: Novel (332 paperback pages) Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: LA Bytes brings back the most of the magic of LA Heat, putting David and Chris through their paces in this fast-paced thriller.
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Public Lives, Private Pleasures

Public Lives, Private Pleasures

Title: Public Lives, Private Pleasures Author: Adrianna Dane Genre: Contemporary M/M Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Length: Short Novel Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars A guest review by Buda Summary Review: The damages secrets and lies inflict on the body and mind are explored in this short coming-out novel about the scion of an ultra-conservative political family in Washington, DC.
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