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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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The Husband Gambit (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Husband Gambit (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Husband Gambit Author: L.A. Witt Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: November 15, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 302 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Marry me for 1 year. Payment: $1.2 million. Hayden Somerset is convinced the ad is a joke, but he responds anyway because, hello, $1.2 million. He’s broke, living in a tiny apartment with…
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Bigger Love (Big Love #2)

Bigger Love (Big Love #2)

Title: Bigger Love (Big Love #2) Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 13, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Young Adult Romance Page Count: 225 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Truman Reid is Summitville High’s most out-and-proud senior. He can’t wait to take his fierce, uncompromising self away from his small Ohio River hometown, where he’s suffered…
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Late Fees (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Late Fees (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Late Fees (A Pinx Video Mystery #3) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: November 10, 2018 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 177 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s Thanksgiving, 1992 and Noah Valentine is late picking his mother up from the airport. When he arrives he discovers that she’s made a friend on the…
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The Fountain of Geneva (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Fountain of Geneva (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Fountain of Geneva Author: Michael Ampersant Publisher: LustSpiel Books Release Date: August 12, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Historical Fiction Page Count: 26 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: N/A flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Get ready for the true history of the Fountain of Geneva, the liquid monument built by Roman emperor Hadrian to commemorate the most important moment of his love life. Following…
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Perfect Day (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Perfect Day (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Perfect Day Author: Sally Malcolm Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: August 13, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: First love conquers all in Perfect Day, a captivating contemporary male/male retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Love doesn’t burn out just because the timing’s wrong. It grows. It never leaves. When Joshua Newton, prodigal…
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The Art of Hero Worship (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Art of Hero Worship (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Art of Hero Worship Author: Mia Kerick Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: October 29, 2018 (Second Edition) Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Gay for You Page Count: 186 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: College junior Liam Norcross is a hero. He willingly, even eagerly, risks his life to save a stranger as a murderous, deranged shooter moves methodically…
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A Deeper Blue (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

A Deeper Blue (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: A Deeper Blue (Rules of Possession #2) Author: S.E. Harmon Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 30, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Page Count: 260 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn’t imagine he’d end up with his formerly straight best friend. It’s hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue any time…
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Blessed (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Blessed (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Blessed (The Matawapit Family #1) Author: Maggie Blackbird Publisher: eXtasy Books Release Date: July 6, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: 356 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s been ten years since Emery Matawapit sinned, having succumbed to temptation for the one thing in his life that felt right, another man. In six months he’ll make…
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Boy Shattered (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Boy Shattered (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Boy Shattered Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Self Published Release Date: October 16, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary, YA Romantic Suspense Page Count: 317 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Brian You’ll make it out of here, Brian. I swear. I had everything. I was school quarterback, popular with girls, and my dad was proud of me. I told myself…
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Truth Will Out (Merrychurch Mysteries #1) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Truth Will Out (Merrychurch Mysteries #1) (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Truth Will Out (Merrychurch Mysteries Series #1) Author: K.C. Wells Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 30, 2018 Genre(s): Cozy Mystery Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station.…
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Gateway to Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Gateway to Love (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Gateway to Love (States of Love) Author: Sarah Hadley Brook Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 19, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 106 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Craig and Mitchell have been friends for years, but each of them reached a point where that camaraderie became… more. Mitchell’s kept his feelings close to his chest.…
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For the Love of Luke (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

For the Love of Luke (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: For the Love of Luke Author: David C. Dawson Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 9, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Intrigue Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: A handsome naked man. Unconscious on a bathroom floor. He’s lost his memory, and someone’s out to kill him. Who is the mysterious Luke? British TV anchor…
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Game Changer (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Game Changer (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Game Changer Author: Rachel Reid Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: October 22, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Page Count: 368 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: New York Admirals captain Scott Hunter takes his pre-game rituals very seriously. In this case, it’s not just a lucky smoothie he’s craving—it’s the man who made it. Pro hockey star…
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Heroes for Ghosts (CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review)

Heroes for Ghosts (CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review)

Title: Heroes from Ghosts (Love Across Time #1) Author: Jackie North Publisher: Blue Rain Press Release Date: June 13, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Historical Romance, Time Travel Page Count: 246 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Soulmates across time. A sacrifice that could keep them apart forever. In present day, near the village of Ornes, France, Devon works on his…
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