Recommended Reads for Jan. 2017

Our favorite books for January, 2017.


PsyCop Briefs: Volume 1 (Lily G’s Review)

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Title: PsyCop Briefs: Volume 1 (PsyCop short stories) Author: Jordan Castillo Price   Narrator: Gomez Pugh Publisher: JCP Books (Self-Published) Release Date: 20th December, 2016 Genre(s): Urban fantasy, paranormal, contemporary romance Length: 7 hours and 45 mins Reviewed by: Lily G Blunt Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Victor Bayne sees dead people for a living…and he sees them off the clock, too.  After all, ghosts don’t confine their appearances to a psychic medium’s work hours. From the macabre to the mundane, from titillating to tender, these PsyCop shorts feature stolen moments between the novels. Get…

Imperfect

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Title: Imperfect Author: Cassidy Ryan Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing Release Date: April 11, 2011 Genre(s): Contemporary/Law Enforcement/Hurt/Comfort Page Count: 61 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: They say the brightest lights cast the longest shadows. Zach thinks Logan’s been living in that shadow long enough, but can he convince him he deserves to stand in the light? Detectives Zach Gibson and Logan Armstrong are partners, friends, and something more that they’ve never analyzed or put a name to. But it works for them. For now. When Zach’s grandfather asks them…

Lucky Days (Boystown #9)

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Title: Lucky Days (Boystown #9) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: January 13th 2017 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Court Drama, Historical, AIDS, the 1980s Page Count: 207 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the ninth book of the bestselling mystery series, a young man wakes up covered in blood and no memory of the previous night. When hypnotism doesn’t help, he turns to private investigator Nick Nowak. Meanwhile, the trial of Outfit kingpin Jimmy English begins. Quickly the case begins to unravel when an important witness goes…

Three Nick Nowak Mysteries (Boystown #1)

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Title: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries (Boystown #1) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Torquere Press Release Date: November 2009 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical, AIDS, the 1980s Page Count: 144 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A former police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by his abrupt departure from the department, as well as, the traumatic end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty. In these three stories set in Chicago during the early eighties, Nick locates a missing young man for a mysterious client, solves a case of…

Daily Grind (Ele’s Review)

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Title: Daily Grind (Takeover #4) Author: Anna Zabo Publisher: InterMix Release Date: February 21st 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A man discovers that love can show up when you least expect it—and in a much different form—in this piping-hot romance from the author of Due Diligence and Just Business. Brian Keppler, owner of Ground N'At, the coffee shop beneath SR Anderson Consulting, doesn't have time for a relationship. His most recent girlfriend broke up with him because he'd become married to his shop, which is…

Boys in Blue

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Title: Boys in Blue Author: A.J. Hardcourt Publisher: Demanding Romance Release Date: March 14, 2011 Genre(s): Contemporary/Law Enforcement Page Count: 24 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Adrian O’Rourke is the new rookie in the Boston PD. Tonight he’s buying rounds and bonding with his fellow boys in blue. The only officer Adrian wants to bond with is Owen Murphy. However, Owen and Adrian have history. Will memories of the past stand between them or will Owen take Adrian as his partner…in and out of the uniform? Cops and…

These Oceans Between You and Me (PIU’s Review)

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Title: These Oceans Between You and Me Author: Kyra Cross Publisher: Self published Release Date: 29th Aug, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, Friends to lovers, Emotional Page Count : 263 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A life story about friendship, love, heartache, loss, acceptance and redemption. It all started when Adam Cooper moved to the house next door. The brown haired boy with hazel eyes speckled with green was the coolest boy in the world and Ben Holt did everything he could do to win his friendship. As they are…

Cultivating Love

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Title: Cultivating Love Author: Addison Albright Publisher: JMS Books Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Release Date: June 9, 2009 Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary/Cowboys Page Count: 117 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: A man of few words, Joe is a hard-working farmhand who likes his simple, uncomplicated life. Ed is satisfied with his existence as an auto mechanic, but thrilled when an unexpected development in his life allows him to help Joe realize a dream. It forces them, however, to reevaluate the casual, undefined nature of their relationship. They're too…

The Impossible Boy (PIU’s Review)

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Title: The Impossible Boy Author: Anna Martin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 16th Jan, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Age-difference, Silver Fox Page Count : 204 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: This is not your average love story. Ben Easton is not your average romantic hero. He’s a tattooed, badass, wannabe rock star, working in a perfectly horrible dive bar in Camden Town. His life is good, and he’s totally unprepared for how one man will turn it upside down. Stan isn’t your average heroine. As a gender-fluid man, he…

Six Degrees of Separation (Steph’s Review)

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Title: Six Degrees of Separation (By Degrees #2) Author: Taylor V. Donovan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 22, 2015 Genre(s): Mystery/Romance Page Count: 350 Reviewed by: Steph Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: 2nd Edition By Degrees: Book Two FBI team leader Samuel Shaughnessy and bar manager Machlan O’Bannon are exploring a new phase in their nonrelationship. The intention is to take it slowly, but power plays are still their favorite activity, and it isn’t long before lines begin blurring. After ending their friends-with-benefits agreement, no rules are left in place…
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