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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

Desperately Seeking Santa (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Desperately Seeking Santa (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Desperately Seeking Santa Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 22, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holiday Novella Word Count: 225 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Journalism student Gabe Martin gets his first professional assignment—to write about a Christmas charity dinner that benefits a children’s home. It sounds like a total snooze-fest until Gabe learns…
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Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Came Upon a Midnight Clear Author: Katie Porter Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: November 20, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Up-and-coming film producer Kyle Wakefield lives in the closet rather than risk the wrath of his influential, conservative parents. The only time he took a chance on love was a…
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Psycho Romeo (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Psycho Romeo (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Psycho Romeo (Ward Security #1) Author: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 27, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 232 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Geoffrey Ralse is known for being the life of the party. He loves the club scene, hanging with his friends, and flirting with whomever catches his eye.…
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Young Forever (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Young Forever (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Young Forever Author: Nathan Bay Publisher: Bay Cove Press Release Date: October 24, 2017 Genre(s): Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 219 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Cold-hearted murder and smoldering hot sex explode in this fluid-drenched gay erotic thriller about a blossoming new romance and a youth-obsessed serial killer. Gay men are mysteriously disappearing from the city…
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Kill Game (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Kill Game (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Kill Game (Seven of Spades #1) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 23, 2017 Genre(s): Murder / Suspense Page Count: 297 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The…
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Braving the Rapids (Rocky Mountain Boys #2)

Braving the Rapids (Rocky Mountain Boys #2)

Title: Braving the Rapids (Rocky Mountain Boys #2) Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 13, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 256 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Estes Park native Todd Fleece works hard to honor his obligations to family and the businesses he inherited, but only his friends and the horses at his ranch…
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Like a Gentlemen (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Like a Gentlemen (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Like a Gentlemen (Love in Portsmouth #1) Author: Eliot Grayson Publisher: Smoking Teacup Books Release Date: November 4, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 69 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 his editor…
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The Bones of Our Fathers (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Bones of Our Fathers (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Bones of Our Fathers (The Pemberland Chronicles Volume #1) Author: Elin Gregory Publisher: Manifold Press Release Date: August 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 231 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Malcolm Bright, brand new museum curator in a small Welsh Border town, is a little lonely until – acting as emergency archaeological consultant on a…
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The Hideaway (Lavender Shores #5)

The Hideaway (Lavender Shores #5)

Title: The Hideaway (Lavender Shores #5) Author: Rosalind Abel Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: November 7, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 266 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lavender Shores’s resident tattoo artist, Connor Clark, looks the part—six foot six, musclebound, and covered in ink—and most definitely doesn’t blend in. Grafted into the Bryant family as a teenager to…
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Lace-Covered Compromise (Crabbypatty’s review)

Lace-Covered Compromise (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Lace-Covered Compromise Author: Silvia Violet Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: November 6, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 178 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Adam Kingston expects to inherit his father’s multinational conglomerate. When he finds out half of it went to Nate Thomas—an annoying man whose dreams for Kingston Corp.’s future clash with Adam’s need to…
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Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows (Lawyers in Love #2) Author: Ari McKay Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 8, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 82 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Successful attorneys Dane Coulter and Cal Monroe are rivals in the courtroom and friends behind the scenes. But can they be more? Cal’s always carried a…
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Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns Author: Claire Castle Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 14, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 79 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Cameron Pearce loves to work hard and play hard. Living in New York City, means lots of men and lots of variety. He isn’t looking for love. When he goes to…
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New Reality (Crabbypatty’s Review)

New Reality (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: New Reality Author: Jessica Payseur Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 8, 2017 Genre(s): Science Fiction Page Count: 52 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s lonely running a small transport ship across the galaxy when you’re as old and as single as Connell Smyth. So when the dreams start up, Connell assumes they’re his mind’s way of…
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Off the Ice (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Off the Ice (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Off the Ice (Hat Trick, #1) Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 30, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance Page Count: 275 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play…
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