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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

Among the Ashes (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Among the Ashes (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Among the Ashes Author: C.L. Brees Publisher: Self Published Release Date: July 25, 2018 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 357 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: HIS HUSBAND, SEBASTIAN, DISAPPEARED TWO YEARS AGO. JUST AS HIS LIFE IS ON THE UP-SWING, EVERYTHING BEGINS TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL. As one of the most up-and-coming criminal defense…
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Kneading You (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Kneading You (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Kneading You Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 19, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 45 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Christopher Hughes is new to the small New England town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. He’s been hired to save an old library from closing, but his obstacles include not only fighting for state…
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Warm Heart (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Warm Heart (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Warm Heart (Search and Rescue #1) (Dreamspun Desires #86) Author: Amy Lane Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 16, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 226 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Survive the adventure. Live to love. Following a family emergency, snowboarder Tevyn Moore and financier Mallory Armstrong leave Donner Pass in a blizzard… and barely survive…
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Home Improvement (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Home Improvement (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Home Improvement Author: Tara Lain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 9, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 207 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Romance on Aisle Sixteen—opposites attract amid the hammers and screws of the home improvement store. Gabe Mason became a father at seventeen, and his daughter, Ellie, is the most important thing in his…
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The Importance of Being Kevin (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Importance of Being Kevin (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Importance of Being Kevin Author: Steven Harper Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 2, 2019 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery, YA Contemporary Romance Page Count: 222 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kevin Devereaux’s life can’t get worse. He’s on probation. He’s stuck with an unemployed ex-convict dad. And he lives in a run-down trailer on the crappy east side…
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Never A Hero (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Never A Hero (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Never a Hero (Tucker Springs #5) Author: Marie Sexton Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 5, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 149 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Tucker Springs Novel Owen Meade is in need of a hero. Sheltered, ashamed, and ridiculed by his own mother for his sexuality, his stutter, and his congenital arm…
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Death Takes a Bow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Death Takes a Bow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Death Takes a Bow (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #4) Author: David S. Pederson Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Release Date: July 1, 2019 Genre(s): Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 207 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Alan Keyes takes a break from his police duties to scratch his acting itch in a local stage production. But when the leading…
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Save the Date (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Save the Date (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Save the Date (Harrisburg Railers Book 9) Author: RJ Scott, VL Locey Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd Release Date: June 30, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ever since he first set foot in Harrisburg, Tennant’s life has been a rollercoaster. Ups and downs too numerous to mention, hard knocks and championship rings.…
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Tubstrip (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tubstrip (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tubstrip Author: Jerry Douglas Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions Release Date: June 1, 2019 Genre(s): Gay Erotic Theater (Screenplay) Page Count: 180 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jerry Douglas’s Tubstrip, a risqué comedy set in a gay bathhouse, was a popular sensation when produced onstage in 1973-1974, in the era of gay liberation and the sexual revolution. The…
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Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan #1) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan #1) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan #1) Author: Allie Therin Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: July 29, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance Page Count: 243 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first… 1925 New York Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy…
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Nine Small Sips (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Nine Small Sips (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Nine Small Sips (Tales of Bryant #2) Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: June 12, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 108 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and…
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Three Vlog Night (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Three Vlog Night (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Three Vlog Night (Plummet to Soar #3) Author: Z.A. Maxfield Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 4, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 212 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flame out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ajax Fairchild’s online alter ego has caused him trouble before, but never like this. After multiple death threats, his loaded parents decide he needs an enforced digital…
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Give Up the Ghost (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Give Up the Ghost (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Give Up the Ghost (Not Dead Yet #2) Author: Jenn Burke Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 3, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Mystery, Romance Page Count: 280 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The bigger they are, the harder they maul. Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great…
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Adam Only (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Adam Only (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Adam Only (Those Other Books #2) Author: Roe Horvat Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Release Date: May 30, 2019 Genre(s): Erotica, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 128 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: On stage, Adam lets his passion drive him. All his secret desires, everything nasty, dirty, and beautiful flows freely through him, for once in harmony. His soul…
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