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Review - Dom by Jason Collins

Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 19, 2018

Dom

Dominick is an account executive at a major New York marketing agency. He's very good at his job and expects to be made a partner in the firm soon. His drive to succeed in his career hasn't left him any time for personal relationships. When Dominick spots Sean celebrating his college graduation in a hotel bar while visiting a small town, he sees it as just an opportunity to scratch an itch. Even though Sean's submissive behavior manages to push all of Dominick's buttons, he still thinks of it as just a one night stand. However, when a few weeks later Dominick meets the agency owner's son, who turns out to be Sean, thing get a little complicated. More...

Review - Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow

Posted in Book Reviews on May 29, 2018

Pressure Head

Volume 1 of The Plumber's Mate

Tom's life took a sharp turn at the age of 17 when he was hit by a car while running away from bullies. Rather than pursue a high flying career in law or medicine like his siblings, Tom settles for a quiet life as a plumber in the town of St Albans, where he occasionally puts his ability to “find things” to use helping the local police. He thinks he has made peace with what happened to him, until, that is, he meets up with one of the bullies who chased him, who also happened to be Tom's first crush. More...

Review - Unraveled by K.M. Neuhold

Posted in Book Reviews on Apr 03, 2018

Unraveled

Auto mechanic Max has his hands full taking care of his daughter, who he shares custody of with her mother. He is definitely thinking about finding the “right girl” and settling down, but nobody he meets seems to spark any deep feelings. Max's roommate and best friend Clay's situation isn't much different. He's busy running his business and helping Max take care of his daughter. Only, in Clay's case, he just hasn't found the right guy, which is doubly hard for him given his need to be tied up to really enjoy sex. More...

Review - Strait Laced by Kate Aaron

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 23, 2018

Strait Laced

It's the ultimate opposites-attract romance: Shy corporate climber Paul, who isn't in the closet but isn't quite comfortable being too far out of it, is hit on by go-go boy Ben, a tattooed young man from a working class family who is definitely out and proud. Is there any chance of a relationship between two so very different men, or is the more or less homeless Ben just looking for a place to bed down? More...

Review - Sin Against the Race by Gar McVey-Russell

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 02, 2018

Sin Against the Race

Alfonso starts a new year a college in a deep funk. Carleton, his cousin, best friend and mentor, died of complications from AIDS over the summer, Carleton's close friend Eddie is gay-bashed in the local park, and the clinic Carleton helped found is destroyed by fire just before classes start. On top of all that, Alfonso is struggling to reconcile his own identity as a gay man of color with his father's expectations of him. More...

Review - The Layover by Roe Horvat

Posted in Book Reviews on Oct 03, 2017

The Layover

Slovakian Ondro is on his way back to the home he left several years ago to escape bad memories and homophobia. There's just one hitch in his plan: a delayed flight means he missed his connection in Basel, and has to stay the night. It may not be a total loss, though, since another passenger in the same predicament, Jamie, catches Ondro's eye. More...

Review - Permanent Ink by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 19, 2017

Permanent Ink

Twenty-something Poe is a young man without any direction. He's not a bad person, but since about the only thing he has any passion for is graffiti, Poe is headed for trouble sooner or later. He still lives in his father Landon's basement, and the man is near the end of his rope about what to do about his son. Hearing about Poe's problems, Landon's friend Jericho offers to take Poe on as his apprentice. The young man clearly has talent, but can he resist the pressure from his friends to make late night tags on buildings? More importantly, can Jericho resist his growing attraction to Poe, especially when it's clear the young man wants him? More...

Review - Exposed by Bey Deckard

Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 13, 2017

Exposed

Greg is talented amateur photographer with a dominant streak, although he keeps it carefully under wraps after a rather painful experience in his past. Quite by accident on a trip to London from his home in Canada, he meets Emyr, an up and coming Welsh singer about half Greg's age. He is inexplicably drawn to the young man, yet the age difference and his own demons keep him from letting things go anywhere. The encounter seems to affect both of them. Greg can't get Emyr out of his head, and the singer pursues him until he agrees to be Emyr's official photographer for his upcoming tour. More...

Review - Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 27, 2016

Wrapped Together

Volume 5 of Portland Heat

Hollis and Sawyer have known each other since high school, and it would be hard to imagine two more different people. Hollis is a typical introvert: quiet and serious, he carefully considers each decision, avoids frivolity as well as crowds, and constantly over-thinks everything, especially when it comes to Sawyer. By comparison, Sawyer is outgoing and cheerful, quick to develop new passions, whether it's a hobby or a new boyfriend, but, at least in Hollis' eyes, just as quick to lose interest. Hollis has always had a bit of a crush on Sawyer, but he's kept it well under control, since he know he would be crushed when Sawyer eventually moved on if they ever got together. More...

Review - Snakes Among Sweet Flowers by Jason Huffman-Black

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 16, 2016

Snakes Among Sweet Flowers

Ex-con Cam decides to escape the bad crowd that lead him into trouble, and two prison terms. He doesn't go far from his Atlanta home, settling down in Hog Mountain, a small town in rural Georgia. But he doesn't leave a life of crime completely behind. Cam can't resist scamming the people who stop by his little garage, over-charging them for minor repairs by making them out to be more than they are. He has most people fooled, except for one of the town's policemen, Jackson. He is sure Cam is still up to no good, even though the deeply closeted law man is also quite attracted to the tattooed criminal. More...

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