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Valerie

My ideal MM Romance? A homeless rent boy with OCD, formerly the lead singer in a band, being comforted by an older ex-Navy Seal, currently a hockey player, with some witty banter, UST, slow burn, and a great HEA!! Amy Lane, maybe? Some of my favorite themes are hurt/comfort, trauma or mental illness, young adult, romantic comedy. I read MM Romance almost exclusively and have, in fact, read over 1,200 full length MM romance books in the past 3 years. Some of my favorite authors are N.R. Walker, Garrett Leigh, TJ Klune, Mary Calmes, Lily Morton, and Amy Lane.
Fall Through Spring (Valerie’s Review)

Fall Through Spring (Valerie’s Review)

Title: Fall Through Spring (Winter Ball #3) Author: Amy Lane Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 3, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 252 Reviewed by: Valerie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: As far as Clay Carpenter is concerned, his abusive relationship with food is the best thing he’s got going. When a good friend starts kicking his ass into gear,…
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The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (Valerie’s Review)

The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (Valerie’s Review)

Title: The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings Author: Lily Morton Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: November 14, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery Page Count: 208 Reviewed by: Valerie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change. When he receives the news he’s inherited a house…
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The Guy in the Window Release Day Spotlight

The Guy in the Window Release Day Spotlight

Title: The Guy in the Window Author: Cara Dee Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: November 11, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 190 Reviewed by: Valerie Blurb: I was in the middle of my divorce when Adam messaged me. I believe his exact words were, “Hi. I think you’re my dad’s brother. Would you like to get to know me?” My brother and I had never been close, so I’d only…
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How to Be a Normal Person (Valerie’s Review)

How to Be a Normal Person (Valerie’s Review)

Title: How to Be a Normal Person Author: TJ Klune Release Date: October 16, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 290 Reviewed by: Valerie Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman.…
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For Sam, Times Infinity (Valerie’s Review)

For Sam, Times Infinity (Valerie’s Review)

Title: For Sam, Times Infinity Author: Suki Fleet Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: November 15, 2019 Genre(s): Young Adult Page Count: 216 Reviewed by: Valerie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After growing up in care, all Sam wants is to make a home for him and Tommy, his kid brother by choice. But it’s not as easy as he thought, especially when…
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Irises in the Snow (Valerie’s Review)

Irises in the Snow (Valerie’s Review)

Title: Irises in the Snow Author: Isabelle Adler Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: November 4, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 97 Reviewed by: Valerie Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s Christmas, and Justin’s life is fraying at the edges. The family business he took over instead of going to art school is bleeding money, and his boyfriend of seven months…
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Reindeer Games (Ace’s Wild #6) – (Valerie’s Review)

Reindeer Games (Ace’s Wild #6) – (Valerie’s Review)

Title: Reindeer Games (Ace’s Wild #6) Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 29, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 42,000 words Reviewed by: Valerie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Reindeer Games Definition: activities to exclude outsiders Industrial-art student Leif Caldwell and his best friend win tickets to the hottest party in town, the annual masquerade Christmas gala at the…
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