Recommended Reads for December, 2017

Our favorite books for December, 2017. Happy New Year!


The King’s Courage (North Pole Tales #6)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: The King's Courage (North Pole Tales #6) Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 20, 2017 Genre(s): Gay Seasonal Fantasy Page Count: 77 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: With the wedding of Jack Frost and Rudy Rein Dear only three weeks away, everyone travels to Jack’s palace in Svalbard, Norway, where the happy couple will exchange vows beneath the northern lights. Festivities have been planned leading up to the wedding, and Dasher eagerly anticipates not just the fun, but staying under the same roof…

Hope is a Thing with Feathers (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: Hope is a Thing with Feathers (Dreamspinner 2017 Advent Calendar Daily) Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 48 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Fifty-six-year-old Samuel Phillips is all alone on his small farm in the Ozarks, with nothing but a menagerie of chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and other birds as company—which is just the way he likes it. In fact, if Samuel had his way, he’d tear down his neighbor’s house so his solitude could be absolute.…

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers (Maya’s Review)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: Hope Is the Thing with Feathers Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Page Count: 48 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Fifty-six-year-old Samuel Phillips is all alone on his small farm in the Ozarks, with nothing but a menagerie of chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and other birds as company—which is just the way he likes it. In fact, if Samuel had his way, he’d tear down his neighbor’s house so his solitude could be absolute. One day Faloola, his favorite turkey,…

Welcome Home, Soldier

Published on Comments(0)
Title: Welcome Home, Soldier Author: Deanna Wadsworth Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Christmass Page Count: 84 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Clay and Daniel fell in love as enlisted men during Desert Shield, but Don’t Ask Don’t Tell meant they had to keep it secret. After Clay’s convoy was ambushed, PTSD changed him, and their relationship ended in a horrible fight on Christmas Eve. Twenty-five years later, they’ve reconnected on Facebook, and Clay finds out Daniel will be alone on Christmas Eve. Impulsively,…

On Davis Row (Parvathy’s Review)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: On Davis Row Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: Self-published Release Date: November 27, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible. Brand-new parole officer…

A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5) Author: Jaime Reese Publisher: Romandeavor Release Date: April 30, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 402 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them. Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges. Drayton grew up…

Rebel (Parvathy’s Review)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: Rebel (415 Ink #1) Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 29, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 238 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something—it’s standing up for himself. Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After Gus spends years running from his past, present, and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back…

New Game, Start (Ana’s Review)

Published on Comments(2)
Title: New Game, Start Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Page Count: 38 Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Reclusive medieval scholar, Edgar Royal, has a crush. On a guy. Not a big deal, except that said guy, Walter Chase, is a famous online gamer who has no idea Edgar even exists. Edgar has harbored these feelings for nearly a year, and when Walter announces on Twitter that he’ll be visiting New York City as a guest at the GamerOn convention,…

Regret Me Not (Tosha’s Review)

Published on Comments(0)
Title: Regret Me Not Author: Amy Lane Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 4, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 134 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Pierce Atwater used to think he was a knight in shining armor, but then his life fell to crap. Now he has no job, no wife, no life—and is so full of self-pity he can’t even be decent to the one family member he’s still speaking to. He heads for Florida, where he’s got a month to pull his head out…

Kairos (Parvathy’s review)

Published on Comments(0)
 Title: Kairos Author: Mary Calmes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 15, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 154 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sometimes the best day of your life is the one you never saw coming. Joe Cohen has devoted the past two years of his life to one thing: the care and feeding of Kade Bosa. His partner in their PI business, roommate, and best friend, Kade is everything to Joe, even if their relationship falls short of what Joe desires most. But he won’t push. Kade…