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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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Parallel Larry (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Parallel Larry (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Parallel Larry Author: Jacqueline Rohrbach Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: January 28, 2019 Genre(s): Alt Universe, Second Chance Romance Page Count: 112 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Larry’s search for love didn’t include Greg, his regular waiter at his favorite restaurant. Always too busy daydreaming about a handsome doctor, Larry fails to notice Greg’s shy advances. But…
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Off the Ice (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Off the Ice (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Off the Ice (Hat Trick #1) (Re-issue) Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: March 25, 2019 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Sports Romance Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: He’s hot for teacher. NHL star Tristan Holt may be at the top of his game, but he’s already thinking one play ahead. Hitting the books…
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Lost in Indigo (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Lost in Indigo (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Lost in Indigo (Colors of Love #1) Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: July 10, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Sports Romance Page Count: 233 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Mathieu Beresford was so close to seeing his dream come true. The thirty-eight-year-old captain of the Buffalo Surge had led his team to the final round of the…
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Beneath These Fields (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Beneath These Fields (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Beneath These Fields (World of Love Series) Author: Ward Maia Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 25, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 154 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes true worth is well hidden. Ellis Campos is a successful divorce lawyer with little to no time for a personal life. His predictable routine is disrupted when…
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Rough Terrain (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Rough Terrain (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Rough Terrain (Out of Uniform Book 7) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: January 14,, 2019 Genre(s): M/M Military Romance Page Count: 384 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The camping trip from hell may be the first stop on the road to happily-ever-after in Rough Terrain, the final book in Annabeth Albert’s critically acclaimed, fan-favorite…
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The Bibliophile (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Bibliophile (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Bibliophile Author: Drew Martin Frayne Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: November 26, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Historical Romance Page Count: 221 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nathanial Goldsmith is the only son of the richest man in the Idaho territory, Jessum Goldsmith, the Silver Baron of the Western Lands, as he is called in all the newspapers.…
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Night Moves (Hot Wire #1) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Night Moves (Hot Wire #1) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Night Moves (Hot Wire #1) Author: Kat Cassidy Publisher: Self Published Release Date: October 12, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Suspense Page Count: 116 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: “He’ll steal your heart and then your car.” Get revved up for book one in the new fast-paced contemporary crime m/m romance series from author Kat Cassidy. Peter Bauer is…
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Not Dead Yet (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Not Dead Yet (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Not Dead Yet Author: Jenn Burke Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: February 4, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Mystery / Romance Page Count: 270 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dying isn’t what it used to be. Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and…
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The Replacement Husband (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Replacement Husband (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Replacement Husband Author: Eliot Grayson Publisher: Smoking Teacup Books Release Date: January 4, 2019 Genre(s): Alt / Historical Romance Page Count: 160 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Goddess-blessed Owen Honeyfield is destined to enjoy perfect good fortune, and the arrival of handsome and eligible Tom Drake in his country town appears to be just the latest…
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Tulsi Vivah (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tulsi Vivah (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tulsi Vivah (Dreamspinner 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes) Author: Anna Kaling Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 62 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The festival of Tulsi Vivah ushers in the Hindu wedding season and tears away the love of Kristopher’s life. Three years of passion and…
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The Last Birthday Party (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Last Birthday Party (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Last Birthday Party (Dreamspinner 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes) Author: Mere Rain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 25 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb:Their favorite holiday is going away. Will it take their friendship with it? Since 1989, the birthday of the Emperor of Japan has…
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Gabriel and the Devil (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Gabriel and the Devil (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Gabriel and the Devil Author: Robert P. Rowe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 4, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 117 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Flirting with the devil can lead to a helluva good time. Gabriel is a regular angel. The former altar boy plans to graduate from college, become an accountant, get a…
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Tigers on the Way (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tigers on the Way (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tigers on the Way (Tigers and Devils #4) Author: Sean Kennedy Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 1, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 236 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Documentary producer Simon and ex-footballer Declan are taking some big steps toward a lasting life together. They’ve bought a house, and they’ll need it for the family…
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Too Hot for Santa (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Too Hot for Santa (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Too Hot for Santa (Dreamspinner 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes) Author: Helena Stone Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 53 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jonah Walsh’s fledgling acting career in Dublin comes to an abrupt end when a video of him in a compromising position goes…
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