Friday, October 28, 2016

[ARC Review]: "Outside the Lines"

romance novel covers, M/M Romance, Outside the Lines by A.R. Barley
Outside the Lines by A.R. Barley
Publisher: Carina Press (October 3, 2016)
Series: Boundaries, 3
Genre: M/M Romance

Falling for the drag queen next door 

Mitch Dalton can't stop fantasizing about his sexy and confident drag queen neighbor. He wants to make a move, but he's had a lot less experience with men and isn't sure Chi-Chi would be interested in a guy who's never gone all the way—let alone a widower and struggling single father. And when Mitch's child care falls through, he needs Chi-Chi's help more than he needs a boyfriend.

Chi-Chi Ramirez has his own struggles: getting his degree one class at a time, working too many jobs and performing at a nightclub to make his Broadway dreams come true. Mitch's offer of a nanny position is too good to pass up, even if seeing Mitch every day and not being able to touch him is torture. But when even a simple handshake feels like pure sex, soon touching is all either of them can think about.

A one-night stand, a quick fling—that's all Chi-Chi can give if he's going to leave town for New York City. But once they finally get a taste of each other, what if Mitch wants more?

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Royal Picks + Giveaway!

Every month we will highlight our favorite reads -- Royal Picks!

Any reviews that are Royal Picks will be labeled as such, with our stamp of approval on the cover as well. 

Then, the last Thursday of each month, I'll do a round-up post with all of our picks (both the ones reviewed and the ones that we simple read and gave a high rating to). 

The best part? Each month I'll offer TWO lucky winners their choice of one of our Royal Picks!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Take Me Deeper"

romance novel cover, romantic suspense, Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden
Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden
Publisher: Loveswept (October 4, 2016)
Series: Texas Bounty, 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Jackie Ashenden’s tantalizing series introduces the men of Lone Star Bounty: three badass bounty-hunter brothers who will have readers begging to be caught.

Even as a Green Beret, Zane Redmond hasn’t faced a tougher mission than going home again. Loyalty to his brothers is the only reason he’s back in Texas, not that he intends to stay for long. Zane sure as hell isn’t going into the family business. One last bounty and he’s done—or so he thinks. Nobody warned him that his fugitive happens to be a red-hot brunette with a smart mouth, a body made for sin, and a brutal cartel on her trail.

Bad circumstances and worse choices have left Iris Callahan in a desperate situation. After getting arrested for a drug drop gone wrong, she skipped bail and hit the road to avoid testifying. Now the cartel wants Iris silenced forever, and she’s just lucky that Zane catches her before they do. Handcuffed to a bed, she surrenders to the cool-as-ice bounty hunter in order to survive. But as the chase heats up, Zane sneaks past her emotional defenses—and Iris is in too deep to let him go.

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Reviews of Ashenden's Previous Novels:

Dirty for Me (#1) -- TBQ

Talking Dirty With the Player (#2) -- TBQ

Million Dollar Bachelor (#1) -- TBQ
The Billionaire Biker (#3) -- TBQ

Pat's Review:

Monday, October 24, 2016

[Review]: "Interborough"

romance novel cover, M/M romance, Interborough by Santino Hassell
Interborough by Santino Hassell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 24th, 2016)
Series: Five Boroughs, 4
Genre: M/M Romance -- Contemporary 

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever. 

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Reviews of Hassell's Previous Novels:

First and First (#3) -- TBQ

Strong Signal (#1) -- TBQ
Fast Connection (#2) -- TBQ

My Review:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Weekly Recap (142)

Every Sunday afternoon, I will post a "Weekly Recap" of everything that went up on the blog in the previous week. Reviews, guest posts giveaway, etc. This will provide quick access to anything you may have missed. I hope you enjoy!

September 17th - 23rd: 

Lusting for Covers (304)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!

Once you are ready to join the fun,

please fill out Mister Linky below with

your name/blog name and the direct

link to your Lusting for Covers for this


Here's my candidate for the week:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Whatcha Reading? (69)

A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and I will share my brief thoughts on books that I read during the previous week.

Friday, October 21, 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In


A new year, new goals. And this year I'm participating in FitReaders to help get in shape. 

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About. Interested in joining? Find out more HERE