Recommended Reads for January, 2019

Our favorite books for January, 2019.


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Title: Don't Fear the (Not Really Grim) Reaper Author: Carole Cummings Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 11th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Humor Page Count: 70 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When unassuming college student Emery Sutton wakes up in the morgue, it takes him a few minutes to remember he has magic (superpowers, damn it!) and free himself from the refrigerated drawer. And the body bag. (God.) It doesn’t take long, though, for him to remember the hot guy with wings he ran into just before a city…

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Title: Awakenings and French Songs Author: Nell Iris Publisher: JMS Books LLC Release Date: January 12th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance Word Count: 11,120 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: An existential awakening and lots of French chansons equal a favorite neighbor seen in a new light. Iggy Wilker never expected his 36th birthday to turn into an existential crisis. When Iggy’s friends celebrate him with his usual favorite pastime—drinking, dancing, and willing guys—he suddenly wants nothing to do with any of it. He’s fed up and ready for something else.…

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Title: Rough Terrain (Out of Uniform Book 7) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: January 14th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Miliary Page Count: 384 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The camping trip from hell may be the first stop on the road to happily-ever-after in Rough Terrain, the final book in Annabeth Albert’s critically acclaimed, fan-favorite Out of Uniform series. Navy SEAL Renzo Bianchi has a soft spot for Canaan Finley, and not only because the man makes a mean smoothie. He’s the first guy to get…

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The Gay Book Review Reader's Choice votes are in and your top favorite M/M author results are posted! Congratulations to T.J. Klune for being our FAVORITE M/M author for 2018! Coming in a close second and third are N.R. Walker and Tal Bauer. The top 20 authors are posted below, in order as voted by Gay Book Review Readers. Happy 2019 to us all, filled with more GREAT M/M books by our favorite authors! In my first attempt at posting this list, I had a banner up that said Sloane Kennedy was the third place author. She…

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The Gay Book Review Reader's Choice votes are in and your top favorite M/M books results are posted! Congratulations to LJ Hayward and her fantastic book Where Death Meets the Devil for being our FAVORITE book for 2018! Coming in a close second and third are A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune and Tal Bauer and his fantastic book Whisper. The top 20 books are posted below, in order as voted by Gay Book Review Readers. Happy 2019 to us all, filled with more GREAT M/M books! [button color="orange" size="small" link="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B079YJT23C/mmromance-20/"…

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Happy 2019 fans of M/M books! It's been a great year for exciting, sexy, heartfelt, heartbreaking, funny and outrageous gay books. We have added some posts to highlight some of the best in M/M books and authors from past years. Reader's Choice Favorite Authors for 2018 Reader's Choice Favorite Books for 2018 Reviewer's Choice Favorite Books for 2018 Reader's Choice Favorite Authors for 2017 Reader's Choice Favorite Books for 2017 Reviewer's Choice Favorite Books for 2017 Reader's Choice Favorite Authors for 2016 Reader's Choice Favorite Books for 2016 Reviewer's Choice Favorite Books for 2016 Reader's Choice Favorite Authors…

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Title: Escaping Mortality (The Escape Trilogy Book 3) Author: Sara Dobie Bauer Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: January 28th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Vampires Page Count: 127 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Their ocean journey was successful, and Andrew and Edmund found an Elder just in time. As they wished, Edmund is now a vampire like Andrew. They have eternity together, but first, they must visit Edmund's ailing mother in the English countryside with their flock of immortals, including the Elder, who has taken an ominous liking to his…

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Title: Out in the Offense (Out in College #3) Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Self Published Release Date: January 10th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Football Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Christian Rafferty is a talented quarterback with a big secret. He’s determined to make the most of his final season on the football field, and if possible, avoid any confrontations with his conservative parents about his future. It shouldn’t be difficult; he’s become adept at keeping his public and private lives separate. However, when a math class…

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Title: Rough Terrain (Out In Uniform #7) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: January 14, 2019 Genre(s): Military romance Page Count: 384 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The camping trip from hell may be the first stop on the road to happily-ever-after. Navy SEAL Renzo Bianchi has a soft spot for Canaan Finley, and not only because the man makes a mean smoothie. He’s the first guy to get Renzo’s motor revving in a long time. But when he agrees to Canaan’s insane charade—one all-access…

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Title: Not Dead Yet (Not Dead Yet #1) Author: Jenn Burke Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: February 4, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Mystery / Romance Page Count: 270 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dying isn’t what it used to be. Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair…
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