Recommended Reads for May, 2017

Our favorite books for May, 2017.


The Carpenter’s Secret (Family Secrets #1)

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Title: The Carpenter's Secret (Family Secrets #1) Author: Noah Harris Publisher: Self Published Release Date: May 21, 2017 Genre(s): Paranormal Page Count: Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dean Mathews leads a normal, if boring life. His career, his home, his social life, none of it is really what he wanted for himself, but it’s the life he has nonetheless. A small coincidence brings him the opportunity to take ownership of his grandfather’s old farm, to bring the place under his wing and careful hand. This choice will lead…

Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2)

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Title: Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2) Author: S.E. Jakes Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 27th, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary/Law Enforcement/Military Page Count: 246 Pages Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone — until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve…

Down for the Count (Harry Kvist #2)

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Title: Down for the Count (Harry Kvist #2) Author: Martin Holmén Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo Release Date: August 15th 2017 Genre(s): Gay fiction, Mystery, Noir Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The second hard-hitting Harry Kvist thriller - fresh out of prison, Harry is determined to avenge a friend's murder, and expose a police cover-up protecting people in high places... Harry has been in Langholmen jail for a year and a half, but is about to be released. He is looking forward to building a life with…

P.S. I Spook You (Renée’s Review)

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Title: P.S. I Spook You Author: S.E. Harmon Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 12, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Paranormal/Ghosts Page Count: 256 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined…

Training Season (Gigi’s Review)

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Title: Training Season (Training Season #1) Author: Leta Blake Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 11, 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary/Figure Skating Page Count: 343 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Unquestionably talented figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream, but his lack of discipline cost him the gold once before. Now the pressure’s on. He needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top coaches don't come cheap, and Matty can't afford to stay in the game no matter how badly he…

Beguiled (CrabbyPatty’s review)

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Title: Beguiled (Enlightenment #2) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 23, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Page Count: 226 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two years after his last encounter with cynical nobleman Lord Murdo Balfour, David Lauriston accidentally meets him again in the heart of Edinburgh. King George IV is about to make his first visit to Edinburgh and Murdo has been sent North by his politician father to represent his aristocratic family at the celebrations. David and Murdo’s last parting…

Trained (Renée’s Review)

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Title: Trained Author: N.M. Pratt Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: July 21, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/OFY/Friends to Lovers Page Count: 158 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Brendon is too young to be letting himself go. Overweight and desperate for a change, he goes where everyone goes for advice these days, the Internet. That's where he finds Jared. Jared has an offer too good for Brendon to pass up; a free training program to help him build his clientele. What starts out as workout routines, and meal plans, slowly turns into…

The Masterpiece (Ele’s Review)

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Author: Bonnie Dee Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 13th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 243 pages Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Built from the bottom up: one perfect gentleman. Man about town Arthur Lawton spends his days pursuing entertainment while shoeshine Joe Sprat labors to better his family’s lives. When an argument about nature versus nurture sparks a wager, Arthur swears to a friend he can turn this working man into a gentleman who will pass at a society function. Joe is happy to participate in the…

Model Investigator (Haven Investigations #3)

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Title: Model Investigator (Haven Investigations #3) Author: Lissa Kasey Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 26th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Romance Page Count: 250 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: With his lover, Kade, missing, androgynous former model turned private investigator Ollie Petroskovic is ready to kick some ass to bring him home. Ollie and his ex, rock star Jacob Elias, need to find Kade and free him from the clutches of his manipulative family. But with Ollie suffering from chronic migraines and Jacob unable to…