Recommended Reads for Jan. 2017

Our favorite books for January, 2017.


The Deviations Series

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I originally read the Deviations series back in 2010 when it was published at the now closed Torque Press (first published in 2006). I was thrilled to see the series is now available from Pretty Muses Publishing because, OMG, this series is the absolute pinnacle of M/M BDSM romances. I re-read all 5 books within the last few weeks and I now realize the reason I am so picky about my BDSM romances if because of this series. Tobias and Noah have a kinky passion filled relationship that is second to none. Some examples of their scenes: Tobias gathered him…

Tied Up in Knots (Audio Review)

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Title: Tied Up in Knots (Marshals #3) Author: Mary Calmes and Tristan James (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 5th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery/Suspense Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Marshals: Book Three Miro Jones is living the life: he’s got his exciting, fulfilling job as a US deputy marshal, his gorgeous Greystone in suburban Chicago, his beloved adopted family, and most importantly, the man who captured his heart, Ian Doyle. Problem is, Ian isn’t just his partner at work—Ian’s a…

At Attention (Gigi’s Review)

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Title: At Attention (Out of Uniform #2) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 10, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Military Page Count: 73,000 words Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lieutenant Apollo Floros can ace tactical training missions, but being a single dad to his twin daughters is more than he can handle. He needs live-in help, and he's lucky a friend's younger brother needs a place to stay. He's surprised to see Dylan all grown up with a college degree…and a college athlete's body. Apollo's widowed heart may…

Exposure (Gigi’s Review)

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Title: Exposure Author: Elizabeth Lister Publisher: MLR Press Release Date: June 24, 2011 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 109 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When 23 year-old Jeremy Trask wanders into Martin Lewis' photography studio one bleak October day and requests photos for a modeling portfolio, neither man is prepared for the immediate and intense attraction between them. What follows is a series of progressively intimate encounters that leads them on a scintillating erotic journey together. But Jeremy has a secret. Will his revelation destroy the burgeoning intimacy between…

The Final Line (The Recon Diaries #3)

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Title: The Final Line (The Recon Diaries #3) Author: Kendall McKenna Publisher: MLR Press Release Date: July 4, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary/Military/Hurt/Comfort Page Count: 366 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Staff Sergeant Corey Yarwood is an instructor at the Basic Reconnaissance Course. His last deployment ended in horror, but he can't remember those events. Battling severe PTSD, Corey's drinking is growing out of control. Sean Chandler walks into a dive bar, and into Corey's life. An actor and a musician, Sean has the empathy and compassion to sooth Corey's…

Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton

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Title: Between Sinners and Saints Author: Marie Sexton Publisher: Marie Sexton Release Date: April 5th 2016 (first published May 21st 2011) Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 299 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Levi Binder is a Miami bartender who cares about only two things: sex and surfing. Ostracized by his Mormon family for his homosexuality, Levi is determined to live his life his own way, but everything changes when he meets massage therapist Jaime Marshall. Jaime is used to being alone. Haunted by the horrors of his past,…

Counting Daisies (Counting #1) by Nicola Haken

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Title: Counting Daisies (Counting #1) Author: Nicola Haken Publisher: Self Published Release Date: July 24th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 376 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dylan Roberts and Cameron O’Neil were good kids. Growing up together, they shared everything. By the age of fourteen they were more than best friends – they were in love. They dreamt of their future, of success, marriage…happiness. They were going to grow old by each other’s side. But… “Kids are stupid.” When tragic circumstances forced them apart, Dylan discovered that…

At Attention (Lili’s Review)

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Title: At Attention (Out of Uniform #2) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 10th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 3358 kindle locations Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lieutenant Apollo Floros can ace tactical training missions, but being a single dad to his twin daughters is more than he can handle. He needs live-in help, and he's lucky a friend's younger brother needs a place to stay. He's surprised to see Dylan all grown up with a college degree…and a college athlete's body. Apollo's widowed heart…

By The Numbers (Gigi’s Review)

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Title: By The Numbers (2nd Edition) Authors: Chris Owen and Tory Temple Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 16, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 143 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: 2nd Edition When Nathaniel, aka Deuce, arrives home to an apartment building on fire, he can only think of one thing: his pregnant dog. Luckily firefighter Trey Donovan rescues her, and Nathaniel is exceedingly grateful. In fact, he tracks down Trey’s station so he can show his gratitude properly—and explore the connection he senses between them. Trey’s…

Pieces of Me (PIU’s Review)

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Title: Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) Author: Melanie Hansen Publisher: Ninestar Press Release Date: 16th Jan, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count : 154 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Scott Ashworth is a beautiful man and the hottest club host on the Phoenix gay scene. He takes what he wants, does what he wants, and does whom he wants. It’s a good life, but the journey to local popularity and fame wasn’t an easy one. For all that Scott’s looks are a blessing, at the same time they’re…
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