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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas

I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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Bromantically Yours (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Bromantically Yours (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Bromantically Yours Author: K.C. Wells Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 14, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 97 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A friends-to-lovers novella that came from Out of the Shadows, because Nate and Dylan needed a story… Nate and Dylan have been pals for a long time. So what if their friends…
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Just for Nice

Just for Nice

Title: Just for Nice (States of Love series) Author: H.M. Shepherd Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 9, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 55 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nick Caratelli flees the city in an attempt to escape a broken relationship and a career he never wanted. He plans to set up a bed-and-breakfast in the…
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The Wild and Precious Collection

The Wild and Precious Collection

Title: The Wild and Precious Collection Author: CJane Elliott Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Paperback Only Release Date: February 2, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Anthology Page Count: 314 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: If you knew you had one wild and precious life, would you jump in and live it fully? This band of lively characters isn’t afraid to take…
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Hidden Treasures (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Hidden Treasures (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Hidden Treasures (A Pinx Video Mystery #2) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: January 28, 2018 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 229 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s about a dress. A valuable blue sequined dress worn by a famed actress in a film from the 1940s. For some reason everyone thinks video storeowner…
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Trick Roller (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Trick Roller (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 29, 2018 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 295 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it’s back to…
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Two Man Station (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Two Man Station (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Two Man Station (Emergency Services #1) Author: Lisa Henry Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 22, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 273 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Gio Valeri is a big city police officer who’s been transferred to the small outback town of Richmond with his professional reputation in tatters. His transfer is a punishment,…
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The Station (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Station (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Station (Second Edition) Author: Keira Andrews Publisher: Self Published Release Date: January 18, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 204 Pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ever since Cambridge-bound Colin Lancaster secretly watched stable master Patrick Callahan mastering the groundskeeper, he’s longed for Patrick to do the same to him. When Patrick is caught with his…
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Down By Contact (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Down By Contact (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Down By Contact (The Barons #2) Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Release Date: January 16, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Sports Romance Page Count: 205 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact. Simeon Boudreaux,…
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The Hockey Player’s Heart (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Hockey Player’s Heart (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Hockey Player’s Heart (Dreamspun Desires #50) Author: Jeff Adams and Will Knauss Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 16, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 226 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When hockey star Caleb Carter returns to his hometown to recover from an injury, the only thing he’s interested in is a little R &…
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Tribute Act (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Tribute Act (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Tribute Act (Porthkennack #8) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 15, 2018 Genre(s):MM Contemporary Romance Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nathan Bridges hadn’t intended to settle down in his home town of Porthkennack—he just ended up staying after saving the family business from ruin. The truth is, Nathan can’t stop himself…
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Southernmost Murder (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Southernmost Murder (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Southernmost Murder Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: January 9, 2017 Genre(s): Murder Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Aubrey Grant lives in the tropical paradise of Old Town, Key West, has a cute cottage, a sweet moped, and a great job managing the historical property of a former…
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Crossroads (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Crossroads (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Crossroads (States of Love) Author: Logan Meredith Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 5, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 139 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Despite the best-laid plans, life sometimes has other ideas. Ethan Yoder has toiled to escape his small-minded farming community, and he’s finally earned his degree and made it to Indianapolis—where he…
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The Fortune Hunter (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Fortune Hunter (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Fortune Hunter Author: Bonnie Dee Publisher: Self Published Release Date: January 2, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 235 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A man with nothing finds everything. Abandoned at birth, WWI veteran Hal Stanton faces bleak employment prospects in post-war London. Desperation spurs him to reinvent himself to hook a wealthy wife, one…
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New Game, Start (Crabbypatty’s Review)

New Game, Start (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: New Game, Start (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 38 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Reclusive medieval scholar, Edgar Royal, has a crush. On a guy. Not a big deal, except that said guy, Walter Chase, is a famous…
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