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Lenaribka

A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

Object of Desire

Object of Desire

Title: Object of Desire Author: Dal Maclean Publisher: Blind Eye Books Release Date: May 22nd 2018 Genre(s): MM Romance Suspence Page Count: 396 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tom Gray is one of the world’s top models–an effortless object of desire. Self-contained, elusive and always in control, he’s accustomed to living life entirely on his own terms. But…
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Murder Takes the High Road

Murder Takes the High Road

Title: Murder Takes the High Road Author: Josh Lanyon Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 23rd, 2018 Genre(s): MM Romance Suspense/Contemporary/Thriller Page Count: Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the…
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Less

Less

Title: Less Author: Andrew Sean Greer Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books Release Date: July 18th, 2017 Genre(s): LGBTQ Fiction, Literary Awards Page Count: 272 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Who says you can’t run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past…
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American Studies

American Studies

Title: American Studies Author: Mark Merlis Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: January 1st 1996 Genre(s): LGBTQ Fiction, Literary Awards Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Reeve thinks his life is over: his career is at a dead end, his face is a mess, and his landlord is evicting him from his apartment because he made too…
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Green Eyes

Green Eyes

Title: Green Eyes Author: Michael Ampersant Publisher: Lust Spiel Books Release Date: August 12th 2015 Genre(s): Gay erotica, Contemporary Page Count: 337 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Alpha males, delicate souls, and a killer-psychopath hit it off in an impossible scramble for the last happy ending. Yes, the GREEN EYES take you on a roller-coaster ride of gay…
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A Deadly Kind of Love (Tom and Stanley #1)

A Deadly Kind of Love (Tom and Stanley #1)

Title: A Deadly Kind Of Love (Tom and Stanley #1) Author: Victor J. Banis Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: March 13th 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Tom and Stanley Mystery Nothing bad is supposed to happen in Palm Springs. At least that’s what San Francisco private detective Tom Danzel…
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Where Death Meets the Devil

Where Death Meets the Devil

Title: Where Death Meets the Devil Author: L.J. Hayward Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: February 26th 2018 Genre(s): MM Contemporary Suspense Romance Page Count: 395 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. But “messy” takes on a whole new meaning when he finds himself tied…
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Somewhere Over Lorain Road (LenaR’s Review)

Somewhere Over Lorain Road (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Somewhere Over Lorain Road Author: Bud Gundy Publisher: Bold Strokes Release Date: February 1st 2018 Genre(s): Gay Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Family Page Count: 266 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: For more than forty years, the stain of horrific allegations against their father has haunted the Esker sons. When three little boys were murdered in 1975, their…
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Hidden Treasures (LenaR’s Review)

Hidden Treasures (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Hidden Treasures (A Pinx Video Mystery #2) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: January 28th 2018 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Romance, Historical, 1990th Page Count: 229 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s about a dress. A valuable blue sequined dress worn by a famed actress in a film from the 1940s. For some reason everyone…
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Trick Roller (LenaR’s Review)

Trick Roller (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 29th 2018 Genre(s): MM Romance Mystery Page Count: 295 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4,3 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it’s back to business as…
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Tribute Act (LenaR’s Review)

Tribute Act (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Tribute Act (Porthkennack #8) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 15th 2018 Genre(s):MM Contemporary Romance, Family Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nathan Bridges hadn’t intended to settle down in his home town of Porthkennack—he just ended up staying after saving the family business from ruin. The truth is, Nathan can’t stop…
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Two Man Station (LenaRibka’s Review)

Two Man Station (LenaRibka’s Review)

Title: Two Man Station (Emergency Services) Author: Lisa Henry Publisher: Fox Love Press Release Date: January 22nd 2018 Genre(s): MM Police Romance, Family, Kids Page Count: 273 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Gio Valeri is a big city police officer who’s been transferred to the small outback town of Richmond with his professional reputation in tatters. His transfer…
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Man Eater

Man Eater

Title: Man Eater Author: Dick Jones Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Release Date: November 30th 2017 Genre(s): Gay erotica, historical, pulp fiction Page Count: 218 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In this reprint of the 70’s gay pulp classic Man Eater, we follow a Vietnam vet tuned detective who makes it his personal mission to find the deadly serial…
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King Daniel (The Lost and Founds #6)

King Daniel (The Lost and Founds #6)

Title: King Daniel (The Lost and Founds #6) Author: Edmond Manning Publisher: Pickwick Ink Publishing Release Date: December 12th, 2017 Genre(s): Gay fiction, Contemporary MM Romance Page Count: 225 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: After discovering a blog revealing a mighty tribe where “every man was the one true king and every woman was the one true queen…”…
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