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Renee

I love boys who love boys! I’m in my 30s, from the southern US, and my crack is m/m romance.

Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe (Renée’s Review)

Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe (Renée’s Review)

Title: Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe Author: Jocelynn Drake Publisher: Self-published Release Date: November 21, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Sports/Violence/Psychological Thriller Page Count: 2,075 Kindle locations Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: John Sullivan is escaping to Denver. Even with a massive snow storm on his heels, he plans to hide away in his cabin in the mountains and ignore Christmas. It’ll be just him and a bottle of whiskey…
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Down By Contact (Renee’s review)

Down By Contact (Renee’s review)

Title: Down By Contact (The Barons #2) Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Release Date: January 16, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary/Sports/Bisexual Page Count: 205 pages Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact. Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with…
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The Foxhole Court (Renée’s Review)

The Foxhole Court (Renée’s Review)

Title: The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1) Author: Nora Sakavic Publisher: Self-published Release Date: January 15, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary/Sports/Violence/Psychological Thriller Page Count: 237 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:   Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher. Signing a…
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The Consumption of Magic (Renee’s review)

The Consumption of Magic (Renee’s review)

Title: The Consumption of Magic (Tales from Verania #3) Author: T.J. Klune Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 20, 2017 Genre(s): Fantasy/Comedy/Romance/Established Couples Page Count: 450 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse. It’s…
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Late In The Day (Renee’s review)

Late In The Day (Renee’s review)

Title: Late In The Day (The Vault #2) Author: Mary Calmes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Genre(s): Contemporary/Suspense Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Terrence Moss. Conrad Harris. Gold Team Leader. Darius Hawthorne. The Vault. Juggling all these names would bother some, but for Darius, it’s business as usual. When he closes a chapter in his life, he leaves a name—and…
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Out by Cara Dee (Renee’s review)

Out by Cara Dee (Renee’s review)

Title: Out Author: Cara Dee Publisher: Self-published Release Date: October 19, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/May-December/Bisexual Page Count: 299 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:   “I guess I always figured coming out was something you did for friends and family, and maybe it is, but it’s personal too, you know? The person I was last night is new. I wanna get to know him.” I had…
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Leaning Into Touch (Renee’s review)

Leaning Into Touch (Renee’s review)

Title: Leaning Into Touch (Leaning Into Stories, #3) Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Self-published Release Date: October 5, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 235 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.3 stars out of 5 Blurb:   Josh Sheehan is unlucky in love and now… newly unemployed. He’s not sure what to do next, but he’s sure he should give up on romance. Especially after last time. His friends warned him that falling…
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Sightlines (Renee’s review)

Sightlines (Renee’s review)

Title: Sightlines (The Community, #23 Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 9, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Paranormal/Psychics Page Count: 257 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He’s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He’s the son of the Community’s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he’s nothing like his charismatic…
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Wheels Up (Renee’s Review)

Wheels Up (Renee’s Review)

Title: Wheels Up (Out of Uniform, #4) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: November 6, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Military Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Their love is forbidden, but their hearts aren’t listening to rules and regulations. Lieutenant Dustin Strauss is a reformed man. No longer a twentysomething hell-raiser, he’s his SEAL team’s new XO-and a man with a secret.…
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The Token Yank by AJ Truman

The Token Yank by AJ Truman

Title: The Token Yank Author: AJ Truman Publisher: Self-published Release Date: September 7, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:   Rafe’s Study Abroad Bucket List: -See Stonehenge -Get drunk (legally, for once!) -Seduce a hot British guy (or five…) After years of grand romantic gestures that went bust and left him perpetually single, Rafe wants nothing more…
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Leaning Into Always (Renee’s review)

Leaning Into Always (Renee’s review)

Title: Leaning Into Always (Leaning Into Stories, #1.5) Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Self-published Release Date: September 5, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 100 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating:  3 stars out of 5 Blurb:   Life is good for Eric Schuster. He owns a highly successful tech company, has a great group of buddies, and he’s about to marry the man of his dreams. Eric is pleasantly surprised to…
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Dirty Mind (Renee’s review)

Dirty Mind (Renee’s review)

Title: Dirty Mind Author: Roe Horvat Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Release Date: September1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/May-December Page Count: 146 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb:   Alexander Popescu is a university lecturer in a quiet German town. He’s a respectable man in his thirties who stays fit, has a decent career and travels alone—his only vice is an occasional greasy meal. And…
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Scorpio Hates Virgo (Renee’s review)

Scorpio Hates Virgo (Renee’s review)

Title: Scorpio Hates Virgo (Signs of Love, #2) Author: Anyta Sunday Publisher: Self-published Release Date: August 30, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Enemies to Lovers Page Count: 245 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you. Percy Freedman…
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Rule Breaker (Renee’s Review)

Rule Breaker (Renee’s Review)

Title: Rule Breaker Author: Lily Morton Publisher: Self-published Release Date: August 17, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/UK/Office romance Page Count: 302 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  4.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss? Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in…
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