Recommended Reads for Sept. 2016

Our favorite books for September, 2016.


Run For It All (Natosha’s Review)

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Title: Run For It All Author: Carolyn LeVine Topol Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: September 22, 2016 Genre(s): Young adult, gay contemporary romance, sports Page Count: 207 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When fifteen-year-old David Martin is forced to go live with his dad and his dad’s partner in Connecticut, he dreads leaving his comfortable New York City life with his two moms, especially because his dad hasn’t exactly been there for him over the years. But with both of his moms off on a year-long…

Model Bodyguard (Belen’s Review)

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Title: Model Bodyguard (Haven Investigations #2) Author: Lissa Kasey Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 7th 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Romance Page Count: 270 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Things are going well for androgynous model Ollie Petroskovic, ex-Marine Kade Alme, and their business, Haven Investigations, until rock star Jacob Elias shows up in need of their services… and trouble follows. Jacob is a playboy with a serious penchant for kink, slaves, and sex toys. He’s also Ollie’s ex—and all that implies. With the media…

The Weight Of It All (Lili’s Review)

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Title: The Weight Of It All Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: BlueHeart Press Release Date: September 12th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 244 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of. He joins a gym. Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn’t sure he’ll ever be ready to date again. He’s sick…

Bad Judgment (Steph’s Review)

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Title: Bad Judgment Author: Sidney Bell Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: September 19, 2016 Genre(s): Romantic Suspense Page Count: 322 Reviewed by: Steph Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.88 stars out of 5 Blurb: Embry Ford was a quiet, ordinary guy—until tragedy ripped his life apart. Now he's living under the radar, desperate to hide his identity and determined to learn the truth behind what happened. Even if that means working for—and bedding—a man he loathes. As a bodyguard to a shadowy arms dealer, Brogan Smith knows distractions can kill as easily as a bullet. But when…

Undercover Boyfriend (Ariel’s Review)

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Title: Undercover Boyfriend Author: Jacob Z. Flores Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 15, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 236 Reviewed by: Ariel Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Marty Valdez is in serious trouble. His sister’s wedding is around the corner, and everyone expects to meet Marty’s super-successful underwear model boyfriend—whom Marty invented. Now Marty has to produce a half-naked hottie or suffer the worst humiliation of his life. FBI agent Luke Myers is in serious trouble. He’s been working undercover to take down a dangerous drug cartel, but his…

Overexposed (Vallie’s Review)

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Title: Overexposed (In Focus #4) Author: Megan Erickson Publisher: Intermix Release Date: September 20, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 177 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail in the latest from the author of Out of Frame and Focus on Me... Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had enough of the spotlight and being edited into a walking stereotype. When he returns home after the last season of Trip League, he expects to spend time with his family,…

Overexposed (Lili’s Review)

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Title: Overexposed (In Focus #4) Author: Megan Erickson Publisher: InterMix Release Date: September 20th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/New Adult Page Count: 177 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail in the latest from the author of Out of Frame and Focus on Me... Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had enough of the spotlight and being edited into a walking stereotype. When he returns home after the last season of Trip League, he expects to spend time…

The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord (Ana’s Review)

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Title: The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord Author: Varian Krylov and Bey Deckard Publisher: Self-published Release Date:  September 26th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level:  5 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After years struggling to realize his dream of directing a feature film, on the final night of his fundraising campaign Godard is on the cusp of having everything he ever wanted. The man he loves is upstairs waiting for him, and he's just a few dollars short of his GoFundYourself goal. Then everything falls apart. His personal and professional life in ruins, when his old nemesis from…

Double Cross (Doubleback #3)

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Title: Double Cross (Doubleback #3) Author: Lissa Ford Publisher: Lissa Ford Books Release Date: September 22, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary / Mystery Page Count: 150 (estimate) Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Happily ever after wasn’t supposed to be this complicated. At last, Jude Anderson and his lover, homicide detective Rowan Muir, are settling into domestic bliss. Or so it seems. Rowan says all the right things, and the sex is still hotter than ever. But something isn’t quite right, and Jude can’t put his finger on what it is.…

Reading the Signs (Ele’s review)

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Title: Reading the Signs Author: Keira Andrews Publisher: KA Books/ Self Published Release Date: September 22nd 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 293 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: This hot-headed rookie needs discipline—on and off the field. Pitcher Nico Agresta is desperate to live up to his family’s baseball legacy. Since he was a teenager crushing on his big brother’s teammate, he’s known he can’t act on his desires. His father’s made it clear there should be no queers on the field, but if Nico can win Rookie of…