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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. A few "badges" from NetGalley: 100 Book Reviews Reviews Published Professional Reader
The Christmas Deal (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Christmas Deal (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Christmas Deal Author: Keira Andrews Publisher: KA Books Release Date: November 14, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Fake Boyfriend, Holidays Page Count: 250 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will fake boyfriends become the real deal this holiday? It’s the most wonderful time of the year—except ex-Marine Logan is jobless and getting evicted. Worse, he’s a new…
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Across the Pond (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Across the Pond (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Across the Pond (Arizona Raptors #2) Author: R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd. Release Date: November 10, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey Page Count: 199 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The greatest journey isn’t from England to the States, it’s the one that two men take on the way to find each other.…
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The Art of Possession (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Art of Possession (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Art of Posession Author: Cari Z. Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 5, 2019 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 195 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a treasure-hunting black ops soldier and a disgraced, reckless archeologist team up in search of a priceless artifact, they might get more than they bargained for. Ever since leaving the Green…
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Graveyard Shift (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Graveyard Shift (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Graveyard Shift (Not Dead Yet #3) Author: Jenn Burke Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: November 4, 2019 Genre(s): Thriller, Detective, Paranormal Page Count: 259 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Shifting Into High Fear Ghost/god Wes Cooper and his not-life partner, vampire Hudson Rojas, have settled into cohabitation in an upscale part of Toronto. So what if their…
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First Impressions (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

First Impressions (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: First Impressions (Auckland Med #1) Author: Jay Hogan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 1, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense Page Count: 257 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Michael: Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one and then I threw in a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life big…
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes Author: Amy Rae Durreson Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: October 29, 2019 Genre(s): Things That Go Bump in the Night Page Count: 338 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: A workaholic teacher and a cranky blacksmith investigate a haunted orphanage in the remote Scottish Borders. What they find together might help them heal…
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Roots of Evil (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Roots of Evil (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Roots of Evil (Merrychurch Mysteries #2) Author: K. C. Wells Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 22, 2019 Genre(s): Cozy Mystery Page Count: 228 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Many consider Naomi Teedle the village witch. Most people avoid her except when they have need of her herbs and potions. She lives alone on the outskirts of…
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From Brussels, With Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

From Brussels, With Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: From Brussels, With Love Author: Emy Calirel Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 18, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 156 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dispirited after a recent breakup, Irish project manager Trevor is guilted into a trip to Brussels with his best friend. A chance meeting with cute and funny tour guide Jerome turns…
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Thunder (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Thunder (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Thunder Author: Dylan James Publisher: Deep Hearts YA Release Date: August 8, 2019 Genre(s): Young Adult M/M, Adventure Page Count: 140 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Grant Peters is sixteen and wants nothing more than to just compete in calf roping at rodeos and keep winning gold. But there are two obstacles in his path. The first…
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Wrangling A Groom (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Wrangling A Groom (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Wrangling A Groom (Marital Bliss #2) Author: DJ Jamison Publisher: Self-published Release Date: October 10, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 305 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can two men keep a childhood promise for marital bliss? Wyatt is overwhelmed after his grandfather dies, leaving him to take over the cattle ranch. The Triple J is floundering,…
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Conspiracy Theory (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Conspiracy Theory (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Conspiracy Theory (Hamarsson & Dempsey #1) Author: Elle Keaton Publisher: Self Published Release Date: October 7, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Suspense Page Count: 242 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Years of grueling police work have left Niall Hamarsson jaded and disillusioned with life…although it’s likely he’s been that way all along. The last straw lands when…
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No Good Men (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

No Good Men (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: No Good Men (The Caro Mysteries #1) Author: Thea McAlistair Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 16, 2019 Genre(s): Historical Suspense / Mystery Page Count: 225 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: In 1934, almost everyone struggles to pay the rent, and Alex Dawson is no exception. To support his writing habit, he moonlights with his mentor Donnie…
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Coast to Coast (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Coast to Coast (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Coast to Coast (Arizona Raptors #1) Author: R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd. Release Date: September 29, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey Page Count: 199 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When opposites attract, it’s not just the team that’s in for a shake-up. When a stipulation in his father’s will throws Mark back…
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Tallowwood (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tallowwood (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tallowwood Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: September 25, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Suspense, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Cold cases, murder, lies, and an unimaginable truth. Sydney detective August Shaw has spent the last decade of work solving cold cases. Since the death of his boyfriend eight years ago, August works alone,…
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