Recommended Reads for July, 2018

Our favorite books for July, 2018.


Leaning Into the Look (Lily G’s Review)

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Title: Leaning Into the Look (Leaning Into #6) Author: Lane Hayes and Nick J. Russo (Narrator) Publisher: Lane Hayes Release Date: June 18th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Grant Kostas made a career based on his looks before joining his family’s real estate firm. He may not love his job, but he’s better at sales than he thought. And when he’s poised to bring in the biggest account of the company’s history, even his father is…

Fogland Point

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Title: Fogland Point Author: Doug Burgess Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Release Date: August 21st 2018 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, LGBT Fiction Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: David Hazard wanted nothing more than to forget his renegade family and the foggy New England village "on the wrong side" of Narragansett Bay where he grew up. When sudden tragedy brings him back to Little Compton to care for his grandmother during her struggle with dementia, he discovers her fragile memories may hold the key to a bizarre mystery…

Fire and Granite (Tosha’s Review)

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Title: Fire and Granite (Carlisle Deputies #2) Author: Andrew Grey Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 10, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense, Romance Page Count: 186 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Carlisle Deputies Novel The heat is growing from the inside, but danger is building on the outside. Judge Andrew Phillips runs a tight ship in his courtroom. He’s tough, and when he hands down a sentence, he expects to be obeyed. So when a fugitive named Harper escapes and threatens his life, Andrew isn’t keen on twenty-four/seven…

The Captain and the Cricketer (The Captivating Captains #2)

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Title: The Captain and the Cricketer (The Captivating Captains #2) Author: Eleanor Harkstead and Catherine Curzon Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: July 17, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Erotic Romance Page Count: 235 pages / 86,121 words Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When an uptight countryside vet and a sexy TV star meet on the cricket pitch, they’re both knocked for six! Henry Fitzwalter is a solid sort of chap. A respectable rural vet and no stranger to tweed, he is the lonely inhabitant of crumbling Longley Parva Manor. Captain…

Vanilla Clouds (Renee’s Review)

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Title: Vanilla Clouds Author: Roe Horvat Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Release Date: July 25, 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Page Count: 118 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 Blurb: “I could spend days listening to you talk about chocolate.” Sex and chocolate are the two pleasures Michal enjoys most in life. His sex life has been nonexistent for some time, though. After a particularly bad hookup, he keeps mostly to himself. That leaves chocolate. Luckily, he works surrounded by the most delicious, extravagant produce in Gothenburg. Beside his job at the…

The Heart of Texas (Lily G’s Review)

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Title: The Heart of Texas (Texas #1) Author: R.J. Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator) Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited Release Date: August 9th, 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Murder/Mystery, Family Drama Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but…

Bad Moon Arising (Jia’s review)

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Title: Bad Moon Arising (Outcasts #1) Author: C.L. Mustafic Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: July 9, 2018 Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Page Count: 51,100 words Reviewed by: Jia Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.38 stars out of 5 Blurb: In a sleepy trailer park in the backwoods of Minnesota lake country, there lies a secret—threatened by a Grindr hookup gone bad. Clay Anderson gets more than he bargained for when, in a moment of passion, he bites his Grindr hookup hard enough to draw blood. The man’s reaction isn’t as reassuring as Clay hoped, but of all the…

Riven (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

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Title: Riven Author: Roan Parrish Publisher: Loveswept, Random House LLC Release Date: May 29th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 262 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn’t hate is the music. Feeling an audience’s energy as they lose themselves in Riven’s music is a rush unlike anything else . . . until he…

Leaning Into Forever (Lili’s Review)

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Title: Leaning Into Forever (Leaning Into Stories #7) Author: Lane Hayes Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 29th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Gay Romance Page Count: 225 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Geordie de la Rosa is a legend among wine lovers in Napa Valley. His ultra-fabulous style paired with a penchant for leading impromptu sing-a-longs has made him a star attraction at Conrad Winery. Co-owning a well-respected winery was never Geordie’s aspiration but he likes the niche he’s made for himself. He won’t deny that his job…

All That Glitters (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

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Title: All That Glitters Author: Kate Sherwood Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 26, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:No matter what he tells himself, wealthy NYC architect Liam has never been able to forget his first love, Ben. But as he approaches midlife and realizes something is missing, can he forgive himself for the worst mistake he ever made—the one that left a hole no amount of career success can fill? Or will fear keep him from the full life he…