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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

Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Pinkerton Road Release Date: April 26, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Historical Page Count: 207 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Being a fugitive in the old west shouldn’t be this much fun. The year is 1860. Robby Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses…
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A Private Gentleman (Crabbypatty’s Review)

A Private Gentleman (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: A Private Gentleman (Second Edition) Author: Heidi Cullinan Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 17, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Historical Romance Page Count: 388 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: To seal their bond, they must break the ties that bind. Painfully introverted and rendered nearly mute by a heavy stammer, Lord George Albert Westin rarely ventures any farther…
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This Must Be the Place (Crabbypatty’s Review)

This Must Be the Place (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: This Must Be the Place (Nick and Ben #2) Author: Jane Darius Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 27, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 93 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Having explosive sex is easy for Nick and Ben—getting past their hang-ups and opening up to each other won’t be. Handsome New York City bartender Nick…
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Murder Takes the High Road (Crabbypatty’s review)

Murder Takes the High Road (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Murder Takes the High Road Author: Josh Lanyon Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 23, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary/Suspense Page Count: 60,000 words Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of…
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A Full Plate (Crabbypatty’s review)

A Full Plate (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: A Full Plate (Dreamspun Desires #56) Author: Kim Fielding Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 17, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 218 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Opposites come together for a spicy surprise. Bradford “Tully” Tolliver has everything—money, a great car, a beautiful condo, and a promising career as one of Portland’s hottest young…
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Roses in the Devil’s Garden (Crabbypatty’s review)

Roses in the Devil’s Garden (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Roses in the Devil’s Garden (Fallen Rose #1) Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 6, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 67 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Working for the Bureau of Prohibition means facing dangerous criminals, desperate gangsters, speakeasies springing up overnight, a city controlled by corruption, and an employer that can’t be…
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Soul to Keep (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Soul to Keep (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Soul to Keep (Rented Heart #2) Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: April 2, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 239 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Recovering addict Jamie Yorke has returned to England from California. With no home or family to speak of, he sticks a pin in a map and finds a small…
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His Truth (Crabbypatty’s Review)

His Truth (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: His Truth Author: Riley Hart Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: March 29, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Page Count: NA Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: They were only kids when they met for the first time. Leo Mancini was the son of a judge. Roman Cipriani the son of a criminal. So different, yet as they shared…
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The Little Library (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Little Library (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Little Library Author: Kim Fielding Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: March 26, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: 300 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Elliott Thompson was once a historian with a promising academic future, but his involvement in a scandal meant a lost job, public shame, and a ruined love life. He took…
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Going Off Grid

Going Off Grid

Title: Going Off Grid (States of Love series) Author: S.J.D. Peterson Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 23, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 78 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Clay and Elliott are working toward a dream—working sixty-hour weeks for one of the oil companies that recently sprung up in North Dakota. The pay is good, but…
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Forbidden Broadway (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Forbidden Broadway (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Forbidden Broadway Author: Jonathan Penn Publisher: MMRomanceGroup.com (2nd Edition TBA Beaten Track Publishing) Release Date: August 10, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 112 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Charlie Perkins grew up in the middle of nowhere. His mom, the local Drama teacher, instilled in him a lifelong love of musical theater. He sings and dances,…
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The Artist and the Soldier (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Artist and the Soldier (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Artist and the Soldier Author: Angelle Petta Publisher: Warren Publishing Release Date: May 1, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Historical, Romance Page Count: 336 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s 1938. Bastian Fisher and Max Amsel meet at Camp Siegfried, an American Nazi facility. Neither have any idea what to do with their blooming, confusing feelings for one…
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One Under (Porthkennack #9)

One Under (Porthkennack #9)

Title: One Under (Porthkennack #9) Author: J.L. Merrow Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: March 19, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 281 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting some more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory…
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The Blueprint (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Blueprint (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Blueprint Author: S.E. Harmon Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 13, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Sports Romance Page Count: 270 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life. He has friends, a wonderful family, and a great job. But his love life has reached a new level of pitiful. Why? Well, his…
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