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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:
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Nightfall

Nightfall

Title: Nightfall Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 18, 2018 Genre(s): Science Fiction Page Count: 234 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Joe Chase and Ned Bowden are damaged men. They each bear scars from surviving the world they were born in. Deep scars, both physical and emotional. When fate offers its first kind act by…
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Any Given Lifetime (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Any Given Lifetime (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Any Given Lifetime Author: Leta Blake Publisher: Leta Blake Books Release Date: September 13, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Fantasy/Romance Length: 301 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: He’ll love him in any lifetime. Neil isn’t a ghost, but he feels like one. Reincarnated with all his memories from his prior life, he spent twenty years trapped in a…
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Lights and Sirens (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Lights and Sirens (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Lights and Sirens (Emergency Services #2) Author: Lisa Henry Publisher: Self Published Release Date: September 13, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 231 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Paramedic Hayden Kinsella is single and the life of the party. He likes driving fast and saving lives, and he doesn’t do relationships—he does hookups. Except he wouldn’t…
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To Love Again (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

To Love Again (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: To Love Again Author: Andria Large Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 14, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 127 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jack: Leaving was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. He would have killed me if I stayed, though. I couldn’t have done it without Warwick’s help. Not only did he give…
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One-Eyed Royals (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

One-Eyed Royals (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: One-Eyed Royals (Seven of Spades #4) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: September 10, 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 366 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Cash Plays, book three of Seven of Spades. Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo…
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The Second Time Around (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Second Time Around (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Second Time Around Author: Rowan McAllister Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 11, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Though born into wealth and privilege, Jordan Thorndike can’t keep pretending. He’s never going to become the lawyer his parents hope for or provide the daughter-in-law and two-point-four grandkids they…
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The Mystery of the Moving Image (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Mystery of the Moving Image (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Mystery of the Moving Image (Snow and Winter #3) Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: September 11, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery / Suspense, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 214 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s summer in New York City, and antique shop owner Sebastian Snow is taking the next big step in his relationship with…
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High Time (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

High Time (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: High Time (The Solomon Mysteries #2) Author: Keelan Ellis Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 10th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary, Mystery, Romance Page Count: 164 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When skeletal remains turn up in Baltimore’s Leakin Park, Detective Paul Solomon is pessimistic about their chances of solving the case. But a clue discovered near the bones…
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Death Checks In (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Death Checks In (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Death Checks In (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #3) Author: David S. Pederson Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Release Date: September 11, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 221 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: All Detective Heath Barrington and his partner, Alan Keyes, want is to get away for a weekend of romance, but they find murder instead…
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Love at First Hate (Porthkennack #11)

Love at First Hate (Porthkennack #11)

Title: Love at First Hate (Porthkennack #11) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: September 3, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 325 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: First impressions can doom second chances. Bran Roscarrock has been living in the closet all his life. As heir to an expansive family legacy in the town of Porthkennack,…
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Raising the Bar (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Raising the Bar (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Raising The Bar (States Of Love Series) Author: Leigh Dillon Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 7, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 91 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Destin Bellingham has inherited a problem. Thanks to his late playboy father, Destin faces putting a For Sale sign on his family’s historic horse farm. Getting his…
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Q*Pid

Q*Pid

Title: Q*Pid Author: Xavier Mayne Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 28, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 310 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can a computer program understand love better than the human heart? Archer, the AI at the dating service Q*pid, realizes humans don’t always make the best choices, so it begins making some unconventional choices…
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Sky Full of Mysteries (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Sky Full of Mysteries (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Sky Full of Mysteries Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 14, 2018 Genre(s): SciFi Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: What if your first love was abducted and presumed dead—but returned twenty years later? That’s the dilemma Cole Weston faces. Now happily married to Tommy D’Amico, he’s suddenly thrown into…
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To See the Sun (CrabbyPatty’s review)

To See the Sun (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: To See the Sun Author: Kelly Jensen Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: August 13, 2018 Genre(s): SciFi, M/M Romance Page Count: 295 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Survival is hard enough in the outer colonies—what chance does love have? Life can be harsh and lonely in the outer colonies, but miner-turned-farmer Abraham Bauer is living his…
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