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Put a Ring on It (Vallie’s Review)

Put a Ring on It (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Put a Ring on It (Ready of Knot #1) Author: KA MItchell Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 9, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his…
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Rattlesnake (Vallie’s Review)

Rattlesnake (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Rattlesnake Author: Kim Fielding Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 31, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 240 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night he…
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Ruin Porn (Vallie’s Review)

Ruin Porn (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Ruin Porn (Resonator #1) Author: S.J.D. Peterson, S.A. McAuley Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 28, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 252 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: There is underlying beauty in destruction…. Miah Thade, Finn Reese, and Ritchie Meyer are Resonator, an indie rock band with an edge—best friends turned rock stars, known as the Detroit…
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Wake Me Up Inside (Vallie’s Review)

Wake Me Up Inside (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Wake Me Up Inside (Mates #1) Author: Cardeno C. Publisher: The Romance Authors Release Date: July 15, 2015 Genre(s): Paranormal/Shifters Page Count: 205 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Mates Series Story A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.…
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Flashbulb (Flight HA1710 #3)

Flashbulb (Flight HA1710 #3)

Title: Flashbulb (Flight HA1710 #3) Author: Clare London Publisher: Jocular Press Release Date: June 26, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 130 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Blythe Harris was taking his first flight to the USA and hopefully a whole new client base for his bespoke upholstery business. An adventure for him, he was both nervous and excited…
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Stay (Blackcreek #2) (Vallie’s Review)

Stay (Blackcreek #2) (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Stay (Blackcreek #2) Author: Riley Hart Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 22, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 361 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Wes Jensen just lost the sister who raised him, and gained custody of his niece. The last thing he needs to add to his full plate is dealing with Braden Roth, the one-night-stand who…
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Meatworks

Meatworks

Title: Meatworks Author: Jordan Castillo Price Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: July 3, 2014 Genre(s): Sci-fi Page Count: 300 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Desmond Poole is damaged in more ways than one. If he was an underachiever before, he’s entirely useless now that he’s lost his right hand. He spends his time drowning his sorrows in vodka while…
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When All the World Sleeps

When All the World Sleeps

Title: When All the World Sleeps Author: Lisa Henry, J.A. Rock Publisher: Self Published Release Date: March 24, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 340 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. And rightly so: he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. Including burning down Kenny Cooper’s house—with Kenny inside…
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Stay With Me (The PI Guys #1)

Stay With Me (The PI Guys #1)

Title: Stay With Me (The PI Guys #1) Author: S.E. Harmon Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 28, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 290 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Private investigator Mackenzie Williams’s newest client is everything he’s looking for in a guy—charming, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. There’s only one itty bitty problem—the guy’s not exactly gay. In…
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Always

Always

Title: Always Author: Kindle Alexander Publisher: Self-published Release Date: March 11, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 280 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy…
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The Backup Boyfriend (Vallie’s Review)

The Backup Boyfriend (Vallie’s Review)

Title: The Backup Boyfriend (The Boyfriend Chronicles #1) Author: River Jaymes Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: November 26, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 279 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Professionally, Dr. Alec Johnson has almost reached his goals. As this year’s recipient of a humanitarian award with his ex, Dr. Tyler Hall, Alec’s work with the homeless is about…
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The Darkest Flame (Vallie’s Review)

The Darkest Flame (Vallie’s Review)

Title: The Darkest Flame (Roadmap to Your Heart #1) Author: Christina Lee Publisher: Self-published Release Date: August 17, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 212 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: From the author of There You Stand, a new male/male romance about an errant motorcycle recruit and the captivating bartender who sends his wheels spinning down an all too…
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On the Clock

On the Clock

Title: On the Clock (Market Garden #8) Author: Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt Release Date: July 13, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 238 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: When Blake Raleigh’s favorite rentboys retire from Market Garden, they’re sure their friend Jason will be a perfect replacement. Though Tristan and Jared are a tough act to follow, Blake…
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Tell Me It’s Real

Tell Me It’s Real

Title: Tell Me It’s Real Author: T.J. Klune Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 15, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 350 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn’t. Paul doesn’t believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the…
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