Recommended Reads for July 2015

Our favorite books for July 2015


Focus on Me (In Focus #2)

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Title: Focus on Me (In Focus #2) Author: Megan Erickson Publisher: InterMix Release Date: July 21, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Colin Hartman can now add college to his list of failures. On the coast-to-coast trek home from California, Colin stops at a gas station in the Nevada desert, and can’t help noticing the guy in tight jeans looking like he just stepped off a catwalk. When he realizes Catwalk is stranded, Colin offers a ride. Riley only intended to take a…

Trust the Focus (In Focus #1)

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Title: Trust the Focus (In Focus #1) Author: Megan Erickson Publisher: InterMix Release Date: March 17, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 219 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: With his college graduation gown expertly pitched into the trash, Justin Akron is ready for the road trip he planned with his best friend Landry— and ready for one last summer of escape from his mother’s controlling grip. Climbing into the Winnebago his father left him, they set out across America in search of the sites his father had captured through…

Him (HIM #1)

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Title: Him Him (HIM #1) Authors: Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy Publisher: Rennie Road Books Release Date: July 28, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 346 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: They don't play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were…

Omorphi

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Title: Omorphi Author: C. Kennedy Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: September 19, 2013 Genre(s): YA Page Count: 480 Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 2 flames out 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. He’s a star athlete, has great friends, and parents who love him just the way he is. What’s missing from his life is a boyfriend. That’s a problem because he’s out only to his parents and best friend. When Michael accidentally bumps into Christy Castle at school, his life changes in ways he never imagined. Christy…

Mark Cooper Versus America (Prescott College #1)

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Title: Mark Cooper Versus America (Prescott College #1) Author: Lisa Henry & J.A Rock Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Release Date: January 28th 2014 Genre(s): MM Contemporary Romance Page Count: 273 pages Reviewed by: Rissa (an MM kinda girl) Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Mark Cooper is angry, homesick, and about to take his stepdad’s dubious advice and rush Prescott College’s biggest party fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Greek life is as foreign to Aussie transplant Mark as Pennsylvania’s snowstorms and bear sightings. So, when the fraternity extends Mark a bid, Mark…

Where There’s Smoke

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Title: Where There's Smoke Author: Nico Jaye Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 1, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary/Firefighters Page Count: 58 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: If he can make room in his life and his heart, an isolated medieval history professor might find a real life knight in shining armor. A terrible breakup in his early thirties left David shying away from relationships. For years he’s been content with his solitary life, finding fulfillment in his career, books, television show marathons, and his cat’s companionship. When David meets…

Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1)

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Title: Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1) Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 7, 2014 Genre(s): Paranormal Page Count: 296 Reviewed by: Dalia Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: THIRDS: Book One When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human…

Tell Me It’s Real

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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 color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasi bipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a…

Wild Heart

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Title: Wild Heart (Second Edition) Author: Kade Boehme Publisher: Self Published Buy Link: Amazon.com Release Date: August 7, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 280 Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 out of 5 Rating: 5 out of 5 Blurb: US Army PFC Jase Emery, on leave in Germany, sees Ase Ramirez for the first time with a camera to his face. Ase’s silly attitude, tattoos, & sexy motorcycle provide a welcome distraction for Jase. But their weekend of fun ends abruptly when Ase’s Catholic, Mexican-American family catch them. Through email, Ase and Jase are able to keep the link open.…

Schadenfreude

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Title: Schadenfreude Author: 19 Publisher: Blue Murder Project Publishing Release Date: September 3, 2013 Genre(s): BDSM, Erotica, Historical, Dark, Horror Page Count: 270 Reviewed by: Lenaribka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Erich Kass has a safe gray life in Berlin until he is arrested by the Gestapo for kissing another boy. The Hell he finds as the property of Dr. Ahren Kaltherzig will destroy everything he thinks he knows about life and safety. Warnings: rape, drugs use, medical torture, graphic violence, underage main character involved in sexual acts, Auschwitz setting Provoking.…