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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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Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Title: Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: May 13, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Historical Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Valentine’s Day, 1993. After years of being single, Noah is finally ready to date again. Unfortunately, things don’t end too well. After spending their first night together, he wakes…
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Barricades (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Barricades (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Barricades (World of Love Series #27) Author: Dem Had Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 24, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 97 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: They were raised to hate each other, but love has other plans. When introverted bookworm Orestis escapes his homophobic parents and abusive home for a night out with friends,…
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Perfect Match (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Perfect Match (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Perfect Match Author: A.G. Meiers Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 14, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Secrets can derail even the most powerful attraction. Logger Sven Larson has never found a man worth publicly coming out of the closet for. But his family has other plans. As a thirtieth birthday…
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Torn (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Torn (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Torn Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 21, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 202 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ever been torn between two lovers? That’s Ricky Comparetto’s problem. It’s 1995 and Ricky is making his very first trip across the pond with his best friend. Ricky, hungry for love and looking…
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Surprise Groom (Marital Bliss #1) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Surprise Groom (Marital Bliss #1) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Surprise Groom (Marital Bliss #1) Author: DJ Jamison Publisher: Self Published Release Date: May 16, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Marriage of Convenience Page Count: 322 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can two men fake their way to marital bliss? Caleb Taylor is shocked to learn his family could lose Bliss Island Resort — their home and…
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American Fairytale (Dreamers #2) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

American Fairytale (Dreamers #2) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: American Fairytale (Dreamers #2) Author: Adriana Herrera Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: May 20, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 368 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Fairy-tale endings don’t just happen; they have to be fought for. New York City social worker Camilo Santiago Briggs grew up surrounded by survivors who taught him to never rely…
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The Accidental Baker (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Accidental Baker (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Accidental Baker Author: Clare London Publisher: Clare London Release Date: April 20, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 64 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Donnie Watson’s baking disasters are legendary, but this Easter, his mismatched chocolate eggs bring accidental but astonishing results to four downhearted gay men. The chocolate sweets spill onto the pavement of a…
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Catching Chance (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Catching Chance (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Catching Chance (Gilcrest University Guys Book #2) Author: M.E. Parker Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 30, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Coming Out Page Count: 252 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: What happens when you suddenly get everything you ever wanted? First, you don’t believe it’s real. Then you want more… Let’s be honest, gay nerds from small…
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Fake Dating the Prince (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Fake Dating the Prince (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Fake Dating the Prince (Dreamspun Desires #84) Author: Ashlyn Kane Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 18, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 212 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A royal deception. An accidental romance. When fast-living flight attendant Brayden Wood agrees to accompany a first-class passenger to a swanky charity ball, he discovers his date—“Call me…
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Arctic Wild (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Arctic Wild (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Arctic Wild (Frozen Hearts #2) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 3, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chances Page Count: 400 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness, the best place to land is in the arms of a younger man… Hotshot attorney Reuben Graham has finally…
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Galen’s Redemption (Links in the Chain #2) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Galen’s Redemption (Links in the Chain #2) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Galen’s Redemption (Links in the Chain #2) Author: Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 16, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Page Count: 250 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Links In the Chain Story A rich man is about to set foot into an unknown world, while a Good Samaritan fears he’ll have to…
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Lincoln’s Park (Links in the Chain #1) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Lincoln’s Park (Links in the Chain #1) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Lincoln’s Park (Links in the Chain #1) Author: Parker Williams Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 16, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, BDSM Page Count: 244 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Links In the Chain Story Lincoln Merriweather was born an entitled brat with a silver spoon lodged so deep, it might never have come out. At…
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Crossing the Touchline (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Crossing the Touchline (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Crossing the Touchline (Auckland Med. #2) Author: Jay Hogan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 23, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Page Count: 302 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: What if you’ve worked your whole life for a dream, to play rugby for the most successful sports team on the planet, the New Zealand All Blacks? What…
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A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades #5) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades #5) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades #5) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: March 11, 2019 Genre(s): Romantic Suspense Page Count: 382 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo are reunited and more committed to each other than ever, but they can’t truly move forward with their lives…
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