Book Review: Notorious (Shifter Scoundrels #1) by Charlie Cochet & Macy Blake

I’m always willing to give weird genre mash-ups a shot, so this book ending up on my TBR isn’t a surprise. It features a shockingly unexpected opening that sets up the main conflict while also doing a decent bit of worldbuilding, which hooked me pretty much instantly. I also thoroughly enjoyed main characters Caspian andContinue reading “Book Review: Notorious (Shifter Scoundrels #1) by Charlie Cochet & Macy Blake”

Book Review: Unwrapping Christmas (Rebel Sky Ranch #4.5) by Kelly Fox

Read my reviews of previous books in the Rebel Sky Ranch series: Goodnight (#1) | Sparrow (#2) | Navarro (#3) | Warwick (#4) There seems to be a default assumption that holiday-themed romances have to be sweet, but Fox sees this assumption, packs a ton of sweetness into this novella, and then raises the spice level off the chartsContinue reading “Book Review: Unwrapping Christmas (Rebel Sky Ranch #4.5) by Kelly Fox”

Book Review: Up to Snow Good by Charlie Novak

This book is a follow-up and features some of the same characters as an earlier winter story by Novak, but it easily works as a stand-alone novel. The brief backstory did make me curious about the previous romance, but I was quickly swept up in the events of this one. Max and Luca don’t haveContinue reading “Book Review: Up to Snow Good by Charlie Novak”

Book Review: Shadow Elite Series by Jocelynn Drake

This post includes reviews of the current books available in the Shadow Elite series: Stephen’s Translator (#0.5)Charlie’s Doctor (#1) Stephen’s Translator (Shadow Elite #0.5) This novella is available as a free download via Prolific Works as part of the Your Book Boyfriend’s Boyfriend M/M Romance Group Giveaway 2022. The “meet cute” between Stephen and Ehren in thisContinue reading “Book Review: Shadow Elite Series by Jocelynn Drake”

Book Review: Shah Mat (Shattered Pawns #4) by Jennifer Cody

Read my reviews of the previous books set in this series/world: Diviner’s Game series | Shattered Pawns series Some books are easy to review, no matter the genre. These things happened, the characters were like this, and this is how I felt about it. Some books, on the other hand, are the culmination of halfContinue reading “Book Review: Shah Mat (Shattered Pawns #4) by Jennifer Cody”

Book Review: The Secret Plan (The Game #10) by Cara Dee

Read my reviews of the previous books in The Game series: Top Priority (#1) | Their Boy (#2) | Breathless (#3) | Doll Parts (#4) | Out of the Ashes (#5) | The Shepherd (#6) | Adrift in the Embers (#7) | Hostile Takeover (#8) | Senseless (#9) One of the things I love best about this series is how it explores the intersectionContinue reading “Book Review: The Secret Plan (The Game #10) by Cara Dee”

Book Review: Gravity by Tal Bauer

Every book I’ve read by this author has been vastly different, but all have been fantastic, and Bauer brings that same storytelling skill to the hockey romance subgenre. In fact, he also completely nails what appeals to me about this subgenre in a discussion between the two main characters about the game of hockey itself.Continue reading “Book Review: Gravity by Tal Bauer”

Book Review: Making the Rules (Triskelion #3) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Triskelion series: Breaking the Rules (#1) Making a Mark (#2) I’m so spoiled by authors that release books close together that waiting a year for the final installment of this trilogy was brutal—but absolutely worth the wait (and luckily, I had plenty of other books byContinue reading “Book Review: Making the Rules (Triskelion #3) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Senseless (The Game #9) by Cara Dee

Read my reviews of previous books in The Game series: Top Priority (#1) Their Boy (#2) Breathless (#3) Doll Parts (#4) Out of the Ashes (#5) The Shepherd (#6) Adrift in the Embers (#7) Hostile Takeover (#8) When Dee dove back into writing this series with a vengeance, she took the premise of one book = one month = one Game and completelyContinue reading “Book Review: Senseless (The Game #9) by Cara Dee”

Book Review: Like I Wished (Heather Bay #2) by Charlie Novak

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Heather Bay series. There are a lot of characters in the delightful found family created by Novak for this series, but each is so distinct that they are easy to keep track of. Just a hint of the relationship for this book is teased in theContinue reading “Book Review: Like I Wished (Heather Bay #2) by Charlie Novak”