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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
The Evolution of Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Evolution of Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Evolution of Love (World of Love Series #29) Author: Philip William Stover Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 20, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Page Count: 109 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When a charming but misguided account manager gets stuck on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands with his hunky zoologist ex, he might…
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Flash Rip (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Flash Rip (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Flash Rip Author: Keira Andrews Publisher: Self Published Release Date: September 19, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 350 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: The most dangerous current is between them. Training to be a lifeguard at an Australian beach is tough work, but Cody Grant loves a challenge. He spends long days in the sun…
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Romancing the Rough Diamond (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Romancing the Rough Diamond (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Romancing the Rough Diamond (Romancing the… Series) Author: Clare London Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 17, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 256 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When Mayfair jewelers, Starsmith Stones, wins the commission for a gay royal wedding, CEO Joel Sterling is recommended to the brilliant young designer Matt Barth — only to…
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Ride the Whirlwind (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Ride the Whirlwind (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Ride the Whirlwind (Love Across Time #4) Author: Jackie North Publisher: Blue Rain Press Release Date: September 17 2019 Genre(s): M/M Historical Romance, Time Travel Page Count: 374 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In present day, Maxton is good at finding trouble and bad at everything else. In 1892, Trent Harrington, sheriff of Trinidad, Colorado, lives a…
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Mainly by Moonlight (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Mainly by Moonlight (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Mainly by Moonlight (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #1) Author: Josh Lanyon Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc. Release Date: August 1, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Murder/Mystery/Magic Page Count: 252 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A gay high-society wedding. A stolen book of spells. A love-threatening lie. Can a witch avoid a murder rap without revealing the supernatural truth? Cosmo Saville…
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The Lion and the Crow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Lion and the Crow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Lion and the Crow (3rd Edition) Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Pinkerton Road LLC Release Date: August 26, 2019 Genre(s): M/M Historical Romance Page Count: 153 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society. Sir Christian…
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Beyond Identity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Beyond Identity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Beyond Identity Author: Karrie Roman Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 2, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 74.2K words Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Noah Lancaster’s life is a mess. He doesn’t know much about his past or who is parents were. When he’s beaten on the streets one night while sleeping rough,…
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Puzzle Me This (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Puzzle Me This (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Puzzle Me This (Second Edition) Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Self Published Release Date: September 6, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 120 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Luke Schumaker designs computer games, working from his home. Every day he walks his dog in the woods nearby, never suspecting that someone who is completely smitten is watching. The…
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The Low Road (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Low Road (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Low Road Author: Eleanor Harkstead Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: October 15, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Page Count: 45 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can a lonely driver and a tragic hitch-hiker cheat both time and death? One night in the pouring rain, Alex stops on Gallows Hill to pick up a hitch-hiker. But when the…
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An Uncommon Whore (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

An Uncommon Whore (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: An Uncommon Whore (An Uncommon Whore #1) Second Edition Author: Belinda McBride Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 27, 2019 Genre(s): Science Fiction / High Fantasy Page Count: 192 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Pasha is a slave, whoring for travelers at the most treacherous bar on Warlan. The day Pasha spots the dangerous pirate in the…
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Safe (A Fate, Texas Book) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Safe (A Fate, Texas Book) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Safe (Fate, Texas #1.5) Author: Jess Bryant Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: August 26, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Sports Romance Page Count: 68 pages Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Trevor Thorne has always played it safe. He’s a ballplayer. The game has had his heart and soul since he was just a kid. He learned early on that…
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Zest (The Accidental Baker #2) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Zest (The Accidental Baker #2) – CrabbyPatty’s Review

Title: Zest (The Accidental Baker #2) Author: Clare London Publisher: Clare London Release Date: August 19, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 134 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Donnie’s new romance with silver fox veterinarian Will looks like a real recipe for love. But first he has to deal with the problems of his job, his friends’ demands,…
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Ian and Edward (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Ian and Edward (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Ian and Edward Author: David McMullen-Sullivan Publisher: Self Published Release Date: July 27, 2019 Genre(s): Historical Romance, Time Travel Page Count: 351 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: If Jane Austen had written a gay romance with a murder mystery and time travel, this book would be it. Edward Ford Westcott has accepted a position in a clandestine…
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World Turned Upside Down (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

World Turned Upside Down (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: World Turned Upside Down (World of Love: Antarctica) Author: Elyse Springer Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 9, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 90 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: After three winters in Antarctica, Simon Bancroft is an old hand on the ice. The harsh weather and extreme isolation aren’t for everyone, but he enjoys…
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