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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

Mystic Man (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Mystic Man (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Mystic Man (States of Love series) Publisher: E.J. Russell Release Date: June 22, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 100 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He…
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Murder in New York (The Pinkerton Man #3) (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Murder in New York (The Pinkerton Man #3) (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title:  Murder in New York (The Pinkerton Man Series #3) Author:  C.J. Baty Publisher: Self Published Release Date: May 27, 2018 Genre(s):  Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 134 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Coming back to New York to see her ailing father, Lizzie Ferguson did not expect to find him healthy and newly married to a much younger…
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The Music of Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Music of Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Music of Love Author: Sandine Tomas Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 19, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes the music of love skips a beat…. Paralegal by day, musician by night, Julian has an expiration date stamped on his forehead when it comes to love. No relationship has…
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A Tender Curiosity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

A Tender Curiosity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: A Tender Curiosity Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 15, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Paranormal Page Count: 90 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Take a journey into the past and meet the men who laughed, lived, and loved in a bygone era. This collection includes three short but sweet tales of infatuation, adventure, humor,…
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Words (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Words (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Words Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 12, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: The world of writers, readers, and reviewers is a close-knit family of friends, fans, and fiction fanatics. That’s the world Milo Cook and Logan Hunter reside in—thriving on the give and take of creativity, the…
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Like a Gentleman (Second Edition) (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Like a Gentleman (Second Edition) (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Like a Gentleman (Love in Portsmouth #1) Second Edition Author: Eliot Grayson Publisher: Smoking Teacup Books Release Date: May 9, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 106 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: James Rowley, penniless younger brother of an earl, discovers his rejected sensational story has been stolen and printed under another name — and he’s certain…
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Cash Plays (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Cash Plays (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 4, 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery/Suspense, Romance Page Count: 339 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the…
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Damage Control (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Damage Control (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Damage Control Author: Kate McMurray Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 18, 2018 Genre(s): Crabbypatty Page Count: 74,000 words Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Senate candidate Parker Livingston chose his political dreams over a future with the man he loved. He lives with constant regret about not having Jackson Kane in his life. Or his bed. And…
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Wight Mischief (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Wight Mischief (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Wight Mischief Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 1, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 216 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: A ghost of a chance at love. Personal trainer Will Golding has been looking forward to a getaway with his best friend, Baz, a journalist researching a book on ghosts. But on…
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War Paint (Crabbypatty’s Review)

War Paint (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: War Paint (States of Love Series) Author: Sarah Black Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 25, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 88 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: There’s an art to love. Mural artist Ben has come from Tel Aviv to Atlanta to work on a commission. A successful artist, he’s still lonely and isolated after…
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BFF (Crabbypatty’s Review)

BFF (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: BFF Author: K.C. Wells Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 5th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 189 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: I’m about to do something huge, and it could change… everything. I met Matt in second grade, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We went to the same schools, studied at the same college. When…
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Lock Nut (Crabbypatty’s review)

Lock Nut (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5) Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: May 14, 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery Page Count: 330 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Still waters run deadly. Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband,…
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The Case of the Missing Drag Queen (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Case of the Missing Drag Queen (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Case of the Missing Drag Queen (A Luke Tanner Mystery #1) Author: Michael Rupured Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: June 19, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Broke, saddled with a mountain of debt, and dependent on his Aunt Callie’s support, aspiring writer Luke Tanner has returned to Kentucky…
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Blindsided (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Blindsided (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Blindsided (Men of Sports) Author: T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 8, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love can hit you hard before you even see it coming…. When rugby player Liam transfers to Melbourne, he’s blindsided by his attraction to the hottest lifeguard on the…
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