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After the BBQ

Title: After the BBQ Author: Matthew Lang Cover Artist: Deanna Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Buy Link: Buy Link After The BBQ Genre: Contemporary Length: 9000 words Rating: 2 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A disjointed story that could make sense outside its series but doesn’t really hang together either way.
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The Cost of Secrets

Title: The Cost of Secrets Author: Cassandra Gold Cover Artist: Kalen O’Donnell Buy Link: Buy Link The Cost of Secrets Genre: Contemporary Length: 121 (PDF)/Word count: 35,457 Rating: 1 star out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryssy Crankypants Review Summary: Serious issues are used glibly and without examination, leading to disappointment in plot and characterization, and are not compensated for with style.
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Acceleration (Impulse #2)

Acceleration (Impulse #2)

Title: Acceleration (Impulse #2) Author: Amelia C. Gormley Cover Artist: Kerry Chin Publisher: self Buy Link: Buy Link Acceleration (Impulse) Genre: contemporary Length: 192 pages Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A much anticipated sequel that left me thirsty for the third of the trilogy.
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Brand New Flavor (Delectable #1)

Brand New Flavor (Delectable #1)

Title: Brand New Flavor (Delectible #1) Author: EM Lynley Cover Artist: L.C. Chase Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy Link: Buy Link Brand New Flavor (Delectable #1) Genre: contemporary Length: 144 pages, novella Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Hot sex, chocolaty goodness, and lots of obstacles made for a fun read. Blurb When artisan ice cream maker Jay Brown first meets food writer Cameron Clay…
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He Is Worthy

He Is Worthy

Title: He Is Worthy Author: Lisa Henry Cover Artist: Petite-Madame VonApple Publisher: Fox Love Press Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: Historical Length: 28k words Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A totally immersive experience in ancient Rome that kept me up way past my bedtime.
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Cupid Knows Best

Cupid Knows Best

Title: Cupid Knows Best Author: S.A. Garcia Cover Artist: Paul Richmond Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Buy Link Cupid Knows Best Genre: Contemporary Length: 284 pages Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Flamboyant characters drive the story but I didn’t particularly connect.
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The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek

The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek

Title: The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek Author: Piper Vaughn and Xara X. Xanakas Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju Publisher: Less Than Three Press Buy Link: Amazon The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek Genre: Contemporary Length: 270 pages Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A charming story of maturation and love with an advice book framework.
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Wanting It All

Title: Wanting It All Author: Emma Lai Cover Artist: Jana Hansen Buy Link: Buy Link Wanting It All Genre: Contemporary Length: 75 pages Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Engaging prose but with implausible situations and large chunks of development accomplished off screen if at all.
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Summer School

Summer School

Title: Summer School Author: Tam Ames Cover Artist: Reese Dante Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com Summer School Genre: contemporary Length: 38k words Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A lot of sex, which helps the character development, but wow, a lot of sex.
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Melting Wax and Burning Feathers

Title: Melting Wax and Burning Feathers Author: Jennifer Cierra Cover Artist: Dmytro Konstantynov Publisher: JMS Books Buy Link: Buy Link Melting Wax and Burning Feathers Genre: Contemporary Length: 10,200 words Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Lovely language and character development with a niggly timeline issue, an excellent short.
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