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Interlude: First Noel (Vallie’s Review)

Interlude: First Noel (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Interlude Author: Tal Bauer Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: December 19, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 125 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Before Ethan returns to DC… Before he becomes Jack’s first gentleman… Jack and Ethan share their first Christmas together. Step back to Jack and Ethan’s first Christmas season and the tentative early months of their…
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First and First (Vallie’s Review)

First and First (Vallie’s Review)

Title: First and First (Five Boroughs #3) Author: Santino Hassell (author) & Michael Ferraiuolo (narrator) Publisher: dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 12, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Listening Length: 8 hrs 40 mins Audio Review by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Caleb Stone was raised on the Upper East Side, where wealth and lineage reigns, and “alternative lifestyles” are hidden. It took…
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Marriage of Inconvenience (Vallie’s Audio Review)

Marriage of Inconvenience (Vallie’s Audio Review)

Title: Marriage of Inconvenience Author: M.J. O’Shea (author) & John Solo (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 12, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Listening Length: 5 hours and 35 minutes Audio Review by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lights, Camera, Lies. Kerry Pickering has a problem. As a publicist for Hollywood bad boy Jericho Knox, it’s Kerry’s job to keep Jericho…
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Enemy of My Enemy (Vallie’s Review)

Enemy of My Enemy (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Enemy of My Enemy (The Executive Office #2) Author: Tal Bauer Publisher: Self Published Release Date: October 24, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 444 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Fifteen years from now, an affair rocks the world. Two men commit to their impossible love. One general is determined to destroy them both. President Jack Spiers and…
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All Hallows’ Eve

All Hallows’ Eve

Title: All Hallows’ Eve Author: Annabell Jacobs Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 7, 2016 Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Page Count: 248 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will a centuries-old broken heart ruin the promise of new love? Dominic Ashworth is descended from a long line of witches, although the family practice of witchcraft died out generations ago. Forever connected…
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Unsafe Exposure (Vallie’s Review)

Unsafe Exposure (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Unsafe Exposure (Hidden Wolves #4) Author: Kaje Harper Publisher: MLR Press Release Date: September 9, 2016 Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Page Count: 393 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Stepping out of the closet as a gay man may be a walk in the park, compared to coming out as a werewolf. From the moment artist Dylan Shore arrives…
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Trick Play (Vallie’s Review)

Trick Play (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Trick Play Author: Alison Hendricks Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: September 14, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 148 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: They’ll do whatever it takes to save their team. But can two best friends survive a fake relationship? Luke Trent is desperate to bring his team back together. If the Tigers can’t get over their…
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It Was Always You Anthology (Vallie’s Review)

It Was Always You Anthology (Vallie’s Review)

Title: It Was Always You Anthology Author: Cardeno C., Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Lane Hayes, Christina Lee, Felice Stevens, N.R. Walker Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 4, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 640 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: What do you do when everything you’ve ever wanted was right there all along? Join these bestselling M/M authors as…
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Where We Left Off (Vallie’s Review)

Where We Left Off (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Where we left off Author: Roan Parrish Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 26, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 260 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo’s unremarkable life like a…
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Overexposed (Vallie’s Review)

Overexposed (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Overexposed (In Focus #4) Author: Megan Erickson Publisher: Intermix Release Date: September 20, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 177 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail in the latest from the author of Out of Frame and Focus on Me… Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had…
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Defenseless (Vallie’s Review)

Defenseless (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Defenseless Author: A.J. Rose Publisher: The Grim Writer Press Release Date: September 13, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 438 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: From Rainbow Award-winning author AJ Rose, Defenseless is a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping story of love through adversity. —— Kyle Decker knew dating Jesse McGovern would change his life. Young and in love, and with…
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The Deeper He Hurts (Vallie’s Review)

The Deeper He Hurts (Vallie’s Review)

Title: The Deeper He Hurts (Kick #2) Author: Lynda Aicher Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: September 6, 2016 Genre(s): BDSM Page Count: 224 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: In this wild and sensual Kick novel from the RITA Award–nominated author of The Harder He Falls, a sizzling affair tempts the tech guru of a popular outdoor-adventure-sports company to come…
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Rented Heart (Vallie’s Review)

Rented Heart (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Rented Heart Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: September 5, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 228 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the loss of his husband. Grief and loneliness keep him a solitary figure, and he likes it that way. There’s no room in his…
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Connection Error (Vallie’s Review)

Connection Error (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Connection Error (#gaymers, #3) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: September 5, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Word Count: 66,000 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he’s (mostly) coping with his…
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