Tomorrow I’m doing something I don’t usually do: I’m uploading two posts in one day. And for the first time ever, both are book reviews. So which are these two books and what else am I reviewing this month?
Read for yourselves!
Soul to Keep – Rented Heart, Book 2*
Note: This book can be read as a standalone as Book 1 – Rented Heart (which is FREE on Amazon today!), was about another couple.
Author: Garrett Leigh
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Romance, trauma, addiction
WARNING: Mature Content
Recovering addict Jamie Yorke has returned to England from California. With no home or family to speak of, he sticks a pin in a map and finds a small town in the Derbyshire Peak District. Matlock Bath is a quiet place—he just needs to get there, keep his head down, and stay clean. Simple, right? Until a chance meeting on the flight home alters the course of his so-called life forever.
Ex-Army medic Marc Ramsey is recovering from life-changing combat injuries while pulling nights as a trauma specialist at the local hospital. Keeping busy is a habit he can’t quit, but when Jamie—so wild and beautiful—bursts into his life, working himself into the ground isn’t as compelling as it used to be.
Marc falls hard, but chaos lurks behind Jamie’s fragile facade. He’s winning his battle against addiction, but another old foe is slowly consuming him. Both men have weathered many storms, but the path to the peace they deserve might prove the roughest ride yet.
Date of my review: Monday, April 02
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Midnight Twist (standalone)
Author: Rian Durant
Themes & Genres: M/M Paranormal Romance, demons
Jaydon can’t afford to lose the bet he made after breaking up with his ex over an espresso machine, so when the sweet as sin Eluin offers him the good old contract, this might be exactly what he needs. Or is it? Things get a little twisted with the cheeky demon being around. When midnight strikes, and Jaydon’s last wish is in order, he gets more than he bargained for.
The number of demons in Jaydon’s apartment grows, with Eluin’s big brother Eluel, a first level demon with attitude, and his wayward lover Sam, who has the habit to appear when you least expect him. The couple is at a breaking point in their own on/off relationship and this time getting back together seems as probable as hell freezing over.
Date of my review: Monday, April 02
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The Escort – Night Series, Book 2
Author: A.M. Salinger
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Fiction, escorts
WARNING: Mature Content
He is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. And I will do anything to get him. Even if I have to lie to him – Ethan
He is a sinful temptation. A guy who loves pushing all my buttons. But I can’t touch him. And I most definitely cannot have him – Joe
Ethan Skye has had only one goal in mind since the first night he walked into Saron, the most exclusive gay club in Tokyo: to win the heart of Joe Cavendish, its brooding owner and the man he’d fallen in love with at first sight. When Ethan takes a job as a bartender at Saron to get closer to Joe, little does he know that his actions will set him in the sights of an obsessive admirer.
Jaded by his troubled past and with his heart very much guarded, Joe Cavendish has one strict rule in life: never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for Joe, one cocky, sexy bartender seems intent on testing that resolve to its very limits, and Joe finds his patience and his libido increasingly challenged as he fights his growing attraction for his new employee. But after Joe discovers the danger Ethan is in, his possessive instincts compel him to take on the role of Ethan’s personal bodyguard and pretend lover.
Can Joe protect Ethan from his increasingly violent stalker and maintain his own sanity while he gets up close and personal to the alluring young man storming his way inside his numb heart? Will Ethan overcome Joe’s stubbornness and convince the club owner to take a chance on love? Or will the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other threaten their fragile, burgeoning relationship?
Date of my review: Saturday, April 07
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Perfect – Soulmates, Book 4
Author: Felice Stevens
Themes & Genres: Adult, LGBT, Romance
Despite multiple degrees and business success, in his heart Jeremy Strauss feels he’s never measured up. While he hasn’t lacked for men or women to share his bed, Jeremy has yet to find someone who sees beyond his muscles and perfect smile. Taking it slow with a lover isn’t how he operates, but something about the shy accountant he rescues in a snowstorm makes him want this time to be different. So what if Blake drops little comments here and there about Jeremy’s pretty face? Their relationship is perfect.
Or is it?
Lonely most of his life, Blake Myers is as careful with his heart as he is with a balance sheet. The last thing he expects is for a man like Jeremy to fall for him, and he can’t help but wait for the bubble to burst on their relationship. When the stress of a professional crisis turns personal, Blake sees the perfect relationship he and Jeremy have built start to crumble. Caught in an ever-tightening web of lies, rather than wait for Jeremy to leave him, Blake breaks it off and vanishes.
Perfection is an illusion.
Jeremy doesn’t know which way to turn and for the first time in his life, he’s lost and uncertain. Believing he’s no longer the man Jeremy needs, Blake sinks deeper into despair. Both men struggle with secrets, lies, and hurtful memories until they are forced to look inside their hearts and learn the truth—that love is perfectly imperfect.
Date of my review: Sunday, April 29
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