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Series Review Your & GIVEAWAY: Storm Season and No Pressure by Elle Keaton

 

Storm Season (Accidental Roots #1): Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 308 Pages
 
Blurb


They say you can’t go home again, Adam Klay doesn’t intend to until the death of his father, a famous artist, forces his return to Skagit, Washington. Cleaning up his father’s chaotic life was never on Adam’s bucket list. Worse, Adam finds himself inexplicably drawn to the elusive, terminally-clumsy, gorgeous, Micah Ryan. No way is he getting involved with someone from his hometown, he’s always insisted the best view of Skagit was in his rearview mirror.

Micah Ryan has been coasting on auto-pilot since his family was killed in a car accident a decade earlier. He runs a web business and has an irritable cat. He hardly leaves his house, unless it is for his afternoon espresso. His world tips upside down when Adam Klay rolls into town. For the first time in years, he feels alive. Unfortunately, Micah’s return to the living has been noticed and is not appreciated.


Someone has a secret. Someone is exploiting the vulnerable youth population in Skagit. Teenagers are disappearing, young women turning up dead, the dirty secrets of Skagit are surfacing.

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3.5 – 4 Stars

I loved the idea of this book – that blurb totally caught my attention as I am a huge fan of mystery and romance together. There is also that element of opposites attract that I really enjoy and I think overall, Elle Heaton delivers pretty well.

Adam doesn’t want to be back in his hometown, he has an open case involving a child he needs to focus on, not on the memories of his childhood. But, with his father having recently passed away and everything in Adam’s name he has no choice but to return. He quickly meets Micah, he’s clumsy and attractive and everything Adam doesn’t need in his life. Micah really hasn’t been living life since his parents and sister were killed in a car accident years ago, he’s just going through the motions. When he meets Adam though its like something in him awakens and he can feel again. Even though Adam is just there to go through his father’s place, not in any official capacity, when dead bodies start turning up he becomes involved in the case.

I loved Micah and Adam together, even as different as they are, they just belong together. Adam’s gruff and grumpy nature are soothed by Micah, and Micah comes alive around Adam. We really get to know a lot about these characters and their lives, I really liked that about this story. There’s a lot of history and it builds the story and the characters very well. I also liked the blend of romance and mystery, it’s easy to fall with Micah and Adam all the while holding my breath waiting to see what was happening next in the action. This story kept me guessing up until the end, the mystery as well built up and the romance.

I did have some issues with the flow at times, not quite sure of transitions but as I read and became more familiar with the writing style it seemed to get easier. Overall, I enjoyed the story line and adored Adam and Micah. I am looking forward to more in this series!

No Pressure (Accidental Roots #2): Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 224 Pages
 
Blurb
 

Home is where the heart is, right? Except when it’s not. Not when you’re afraid for your life.

Joey James has given up on finding his ‘Prince Charming’. There is no such thing, he needs to be realistic about his chances of a lasting relationship. A chance encounter with a former school mate at the local grocery store changes everything-maybe. Before Joey can decide what to do about it, he is swept into a terrifying scheme. Forced into helping a dangerous stranger in exchange for his family’s safety, Joey begins a perilous journey into the criminal underbelly of Skagit. He will do whatever is needed to protect his family.

Buck Swanfeldt had a secret crush on Joey James in high school. Social anxiety and a two-year age difference made it impossible for him to approach Joey then. Life since high school has been challenging. And lonely. Eight years later, fate brings them together and Buck decides to act. He utterly fails. He would have left it at that, except fate seems to be intent on pushing Joey in his direction, and clearly Joey needs someone at his back.

Dark, sordid secrets hiding in Skagit are bubbling to the surface, danger lurks in unexpected places. Buck has never been anyone’s hero but something about Joey has him throwing caution to the wind. Together the two men take on a dangerous force greater than themselves. But sometimes our worst enemy is ourselves.

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4 Stars

Oh this series just got even better! I absolutely adored Buck so much, with his sweet heart and good nature. He’s shy and adorable and just my favorite. Oh yeah, and Joey is pretty awesome too! This really is a great addition to the series, bringing the story and the characters much deeper.

This book focuses on local mechanic Buck and nurse Joey. The two went to high school together, but Buck is a few years younger and unfortunately for him, Joey doesn’t seem to remember him. Buck has had a crush on him for a while and just when he decides to act on it, Joey’s life ends up being turned upside down. He’s thrown into a world of what looks like child trafficking and some type of mob, only going along with their demands to keep his mother safe. Buck can tell something is going on with Joey and next thing you know they are both involved, trying to save kids and stop these horrible crimes.

I really enjoyed this book, diving deeper into the dark side of this small town. Joey and Buck are both wonderful men who find themselves thrown into some terrifying situations. Despite their sweet attraction to each other, danger always seems to be around the corner. I was definitely rooting for these two, Buck and his sweet naiveté truly deserved to his happily ever after! But just as it looks like things may be working out he is forced to deal with old demons and struggles to move forward.

I really liked Adam and Micah but Joey and Buck totally stole my heart. Their journey together definitely wasn’t easy but their chemistry together was and I loved seeing that develop. Even when they struggle, it’s clear they want to be together. Even if that means asking for time and help! There were times that this book had me totally swooning, holding my breath and even a few moments of heart break, but it was a totally engaging read. I seriously love these two and can’t wait to see where this series goes next. It was also great getting to see characters from the first book so involved in the story still and meeting new ones too! Overall, a very enjoyable read but make sure you read book 1 first so you know what’s going on!



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Author Bio
 

Author, photographer, rare Pacific Northwest Native, Elle grew up in Seattle, WA., with the Cascade Mountain range to the east and Olympics to the west. Less than two hours northwest lie the majestic San Juan Islands. To the northeast is the Methow Valley and the scrub deserts of Eastern Washington. Geography ripe with material.



A graduate of Western Washington University, Elle has a BS in biology which taught her to be tenacious. The closest she has come to biology since then is having two kids. Like an experiment or something. She’s lived in four states (none of which were gaseous), London England, and Hong Kong; always knows what time it is, and has no problem finding parking even in the most difficult places. Cannot balance a checking account.



Elle’s series Accidental Roots, mostly set in the Skagit Valley of Western Washington, will make its debut spring of 2017. Storm Season is tender, sometimes irreverent, full of nosy neighbors and help when the hero didn’t think he needed it. Writing has always been a passion but not something she was able to take seriously until recently. Now her head is full of ideas and not enough time in each day.

 

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Ellery Mountain Books 1-3, by RJ Scott

Ellery Mountain Series
 
The Fireman & The Cop (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Teacher & The Soldier (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Carpenter & The Actor (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
The Doctor & The Bad Boy (Book #4) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Paramedic & The Writer (Book #5) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Barman & The SEAL (Book #6) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Agent & The Model (Book #7) Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
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The Fireman & The Cop


Rescuing a cop from a burning precinct is in Max’s job description; falling in love was never part of the deal.

Max Harrison moved from the city to take up a role as assistant to the mayor, while also a volunteer firefighter. When he meets Finn Ryan in Ellery, he falls in lust that burns as hot as the fires an arsonist is setting in town.

Finn Ryan is a cop, and somehow he’s attracted trouble. Going back into a fire to rescue the town drunk is just the start. Now he has to rely on the man he’s falling for to make sure it doesn’t end with him dying.

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4 Stars
A firefighter and a cop – need I say more? Seriously though, this was a fun and quick read that was action packed for both Finn and Max. I really liked these two and loved how their relationship developed even amidst the chaos that seemed to be all around them.
When the police station is deliberately set on fire, Finn rushes in to save someone who’s in lockup, even if he’s the grumpy town drunk. When Max is called to the scene he rushes in to save Finn, and he gets there just in time. Despite injuries and smoke and fire, these two click immediately, they have an undeniable chemistry. Though, as they try to get to know each other Max gets pulled away for fires started around the town and Finn keeps ending up in dangerous situations, certainly seems like it’s personal. These two try to figure out who is after Finn and why, and in that process totally fall head over heels for each other!
I loved these two together, yes there’s insta-love but it just feels right. Even though this is a quick read, it’s full of action, super hot chemistry and sweet love. The romance between Max and Finn is tied in with the mystery of who is targeting Finn very well and definitely held my attention. I love that this a start of a series because I can’t wait to see more of these two as well as get to know the rest of the group better!
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The Teacher & The Soldier


Soldier, Daniel Skylar, falls hard and heavy for school teacher Luke Fitzgerald. How can he make him stay in Ellery?

Luke Fitzgerald left Ellery Mountain for college and vowed never to come back. When his abusive father is murdered, he has no choice but to return. Luke only goes home to sell off his share of the Ellery Mountain Cabins, but everything changes when he meets the son of the other owner. Daniel Skylar lives every day to the limit and sees a future in Luke.

It doesn’t matter what Daniel says, or how much he needs Luke. Luke isn’t staying once everything is sold off. Surely Daniel can understand that what they have between them is just a two-week fling; there is no way it could be love.

Can Daniel persuade Luke that they are in love, and they can build a future together?

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4.5 Stars
RJ Scott definitely knows how to write broken men and completely nails it with Luke! Oh, he just broke my heart and had me rooting for a super schmoopy HEA for him. Daniel is the perfect match for him, able to work through his panic and pain and I absolutely adored these two! I was already a Daniel fan after The Fireman and The Cop but totally fell for him and his story.
Luke is returning to Ellery for the sole purpose of signing some papers, settling his father’s estate and then getting back out. He doesn’t want to be there, with the memories of his abusive father who was recently murdered. Half of the property Luke’s father owned belongs to Daniel and his mother and while the two don’t start off so well, they find something special together.
Daniel may come off as the tough former Marine, and no doubt he’s tough, but he has such an amazing heart! Between his goals of opening a facility for soldiers coming home with PTSD to his compassion, understanding and love for Luke, he’s just amazing. Initially these two intend to spend two weeks enjoying each other and their super chemistry but as Luke prepares to leave both men realize they have much deeper feelings than they ever expected.
This story gave me all the feels! I didn’t expect that much emotion packed into a short story and I loved it! The relationship between these two felt so real and raw. Once again, I love this town and these characters and am already ready for the next book.
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The Carpenter & The Actor
 

Jason is running from tragedy, hiding in Ellery, but it’s only when he meets Kieran that he finds love.

Jason McInnery, hounded by the paparazzi after his brother’s death, runs to the one place where he hopes people won’t sell him out. The place where he was born. Hiding in the tourist cabins at Ellery Mountain Resort out of season, he thinks he finally has room to breathe.


Kieran Dexter is a man who knows what he wants; gorgeous actor Jason tied up and begging. When the hottest sex he’s ever had turns to feelings of love, he’s faced with convincing Jason to give them a try and stay in Ellery.

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4 Stars

Another great addition to the Ellery Mountain series! I love all of these characters and the fact that they are all part of each other’s books and meeting the new guys! Kieran is exactly what I thought, spunky and sassy but adorably sweet as well. Jason is a great match for him, strong and caring but a challenge as well.

It was fun to see the differences in these characters, Kieran is a carpenter and a humble, small town guy while Jason is a well-known and very successful actor from Hollywood. He needs some down time where he can hide out as he still tries to come to terms with his younger brother’s death a year ago. These two meet at the cabins and with the rest of this crew, something that starts out as a couple weeks of fun turns in to more.

These two were sweet together, right from the start. Kieran is certainly attracted to Jason but doesn’t swoon over him because he’s famous, he genuinely likes him. They do make a great couple, actually giving each other what the other person needs so easily and naturally. I also loved how they understood each other and neither man had to give up who they were to be happy together, they figured it out together.

I seriously love this series and can’t wait to start the next book! These Ellery Mountain boys are some of my favorites!

 

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RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.



The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.



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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Urgent Care (Hearts & Health #3) by DJ Jamison

I’m a total fan of second chance romances and am excited to share Urgent Care by DJ Jamison! This story is a great addition to the Hearts & Health series and I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome GIVEAWAY too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Length: 61,500 words

Hearts And Health Series

Heart Trouble (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Bedside Manner (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb


Nursing student Xavier James is shocked to run into the first man to ever break his heart while at a gay club. His ex is sexier than ever, but Xavier is not going down that road again … only, when they end up working together at an urgent-care clinic, his willpower will be tested.



Trent Cavendish made a huge mistake at age 18 when he walked away from his first love. Twelve years later, Trent is rattled when his friend suddenly dies. He takes a hard look at his life, realizing how empty it has become. Determined to re-evaluate his priorities and make amends, he returns to his hometown to win Xavier’s forgiveness and maybe even his heart.



Times have changed. Instead of the sweet but tame boyfriend he left behind, he finds a smoking hot man dressed in bits of lace and silk. Trent’s good intentions turn to lust, and love isn’t far behind. But Xavier is wary. The villain of his memories is proving to be a decent guy, but has he really changed or is Xavier just a new goal to chase?

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4 Stars

I have definitely enjoyed this series and was really looking forward to Xavier’s book and I wasn’t disappointed! I’m a big fan of second chance stories and this book hit all the marks for me when it came to that story line. I was totally rooting for these two and their much deserved HEA!

Xavier and Trent dated in high school and had plans to go to college together, but when Xavier made the choice to put his family before going off to college, Trent ends things and walks away. Over a decade later neither man has really moved and when reality hits Trent with a wake up call, he knows he needs to try to fix things with Xav.

I really felt for these guys, they had a wonderful love at a young age, but that same young age had them making quick decisions where both men ended up hurt and angry. When Trent returns to Ashe to try to make things Xavier really makes him earn it. Xavier doesn’t want to get hurt like that again and has to decide if he can let Trent back into his heart. I loved how these two come back together though, realizing that their love for each really never disappeared. These two have struggles to face though, it’s not all easy, even when they think they have a second chance. They have to learn to trust each other and work together, and it’s definitely tested.

I really enjoyed their journey, it was a great mix of sweet, loving, hot and challenging. These two definitely have HOT chemistry together and a connection that runs deep. I loved the appearances of Zane and Paul, that was a fun addition to the story. I do have to admit that I struggled a bit with Helen and her role in their story, for some reason it was hard for me to fully get on board with it, but in the end I was okay. I did love the way it all came together and seeing Xavier and Trent get their happiness and love was satisfying!

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Author Bio

DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Moments by RJ Scott

 

 



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover: Meredith Russell

Length: 54,000 words

Blurb

An actor on possession charges, hell bent on destroying his own life meets a man who quietly works to make the world a better place.


Jacob Riley is a typical Hollywood former child star with issues. He has already done prison time and at the age of twenty-six has been arrested again.

Ethan Myers is the owner and manager of Macs, an education center providing teaching and learning to local low income families. Losing his partner to cancer leaves him lost and alone and he buries himself in his work to start to mend his broken heart.

Sparks fly when Jacob has to complete his community service at Macs. Their relationship grows against a background of disenfranchised street gang members, arson, the Oscars, and despite their prejudices.


Can Jacob Riley be saved?

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4 Stars

Moments is one of those books that is an easy read, a fun story to fall into and fall in love with. Ethan is such a wonderful character and I absolutely loved him right from the start! Jacob on the other hand isn’t quite so easy to love in the beginning, but he definitely gets there!

Jacob starts off as a bit of a cliche – the entitled actor with substance abuse issues, blames everyone else for his problems. He’s not the most loveable guy when we meet him. He’s faced with additional prison time but his father steps in and works a deal where he does community service at an adult education center called Macs. For Jacob Macs is a way out of trouble but for Ethan it’s everything. It’s in memory of his partner who passed away, someone who Ethan still grieves for and misses terribly. Ethan works hard to provide a safe, helpful place and he won’t let Jacob distract from that work.

Jacob and Ethan definitely don’t get along right away, they seriously butt heads, but quickly the two men warm a bit to each other and there’s a respect and friendship. Jacob sees the work done at Macs and finds himself becoming a part of it, learning about himself and healing too. Ethan sees that as well and the two men find a connection together.

For me, this was a story about redemption and worth, for both men. Jacob finally growing beyond his entitled, spoiled mentality and Ethan embracing the future and letting someone in again. I loved seeing these two heal together and learn to love each other. Sure they hit some bumps, and RJ Scott throws in a little angst at the end, but it’s meaningful to this story and proves just how much Jacob and Ethan really do love each other. Another great read from RJ Scott!

 

Author Bio



RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Imagines by N.R. Walker

 

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Imago (Book #1): Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover: Harper By Design


Blurb

Imagines is the Latin plural for Imago, and the only thing better than one metamorphosis, is two.

Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson’s work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is demanding as ever, and Jack’s work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic.

When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered a two-week research position in tropical Queensland to help determine why the Ulysses butterfly is on the decline. Figuring they could combine work and pleasure, Jack and Lawson go on their first vacation together.

Working alongside renowned professor Piers Bonfils isn’t easy. But personal and professional differences aside, Lawson is offered a more permanent role in Queensland. Torn between his new life in Tasmania with Jack and a dying species of butterfly he feels compelled to save, Lawson has to decide where his fate lies.

But fate changes the rules. On a research expedition into the depths of the rainforest, suddenly it’s not only the butterflies’ existence that hangs in the balance

A butterfly’s life cycle never changes. From larvae to imago, their course is plotted by design. Jack and Lawson need to determine where they stand, if they live through it. Because the only thing more incredible than one imago is two.

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4.5 Stars

I completely adored Imago and was so excited to get more of Lawson and Jack and N.R. Walker 100% delivered! In this second installment, Jack and Lawson are going strong and totally, wonderfully in love and building their life together. I loved this book, it’s low-angst and relationship focused and it made my heart so freaking happy! Yes, Lawson and Jack are faced with some obstacles as their relationship grows, but they handle them together and work through whatever comes their way!

As Jack and Lawson try to take a vacation together, nothing goes quite as planned. Lawson is asked to consult on why a certain species of butterfly is in decline. Instead of traveling alone though, Jack accompanies Lawson on this trip. These two are so great together, a wonderful mix of science and romance! This trip isn’t everything they’d hoped it would be, there are serious challenges for the two, but they come out stronger than ever.

There is so much wonderful about not just Imagines but Imago as well! These characters are wonderful, real people that I felt like I got to know so well and their story very genuine. The science side of this story is fun and engaging and I really felt like I learned something while reading. I think N.R. Walker has done an amazing job creating a story with just the right amount of challenge that feels real for these characters but does not make it an angsty story. The focus is Lawson and Jack and their relationship. These books are definitely new favorites for me, I will undoubtedly read them again and again! And I have to address the ending – PERFECT! Oh my heart is happy and content! Thank you N.R. Walker for these unique and love-able men!

*I voluntarily reviewed and advanced copy of this book for The Geekery Book Review




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Author Bio

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.

She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick

 Today we’ve got Leap of Faith by Jackie Kesiwck, an action packed story about two tough men working for a top notch security firm! I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome GIVEAWAY too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner | KOBO | B&N

Length: 41,600 words

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh


Blurb


Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.



When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.



Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?


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3.5 Stars

This is one of those reviews that’s a little tricky, overall I did enjoy this story and the characters but there some challenges for me too. The story and the characters are strong and I found myself totally immersed in the action. I really liked Kieran and Joel, their strong personalities and yet tender feelings towards each other that both try to hide. They definitely both cared so much for the other and it takes some near death moments to finally be open about the truth.

I felt like a lot of this book, given that it’s book 1 in the series, was spent on set-up – getting to know the security company, the major players and the situation they’ve found themselves in. I definitely felt like I got to know the background very well and that the foundation for this series has been established.

Joel and Kieran are partners at Fireworks Security, they have a close bond and work well together. Both men have baggage though, and after a hostage situation gone wrong, they are trying to work through some of it when they end up in the middle of a whole other mess. Joel is injured, nearly killed in an explosion, it’s Kieran who rescues him and the drama really begins. Someone is after them and they have to figure out who it is and why before it’s too late.

There’s a lot of action and mystery in this story, the group trying to sort through the pieces of this puzzle and keep each other safe. Add in Joel’s doctor, Marius, a former military man and it really starts to get interesting. He is a great addition to this group and it definitely feels like he will be a part of this series in the future. Also in there is the relationship between Joel and Kieran. I loved the chemistry between these two from the beginning. It felt very natural and even when they were trying to hide their feelings you can tell that the feeling is there. Once it’s admitted I adored the way these two took care of each other.

Overall I liked this story, but there were times when I felt like there were holes, sometimes transitions felt abrupt and I’d get a little lost. The romance side sometimes felt like it was more minor than the suspense side, but I still enjoyed it. I am very curious to see what happens next for this group because the ending didn’t feel complete, not like a cliffhanger, but yeah I want more.

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Author Bio
 

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She’s worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don’t follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.


And she still hasn’t found the place where the bus stops.


For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places:

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Goodnight My Angel by Sue Brown

 
Happy Friday! Today I’m excited to be a part of the review tour for Goodnight My Angel by Sue Brown. I absolutely love Josh and Cal and this is a fantastic addition to their exciting journey! I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome giveaway too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover: Meredith Russell

Angel Enterprises Series

Morning My Angel (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

Callum Ross has a tough decision to make. After years of working for the covert ops agency in the UK and owning his own security firm in the US, he’s forced to choose between the business he loves, and the new fragile relationship with his partner, Josh Cooper.



A bottle of whiskey and almost being killed by a motorbike helps Cal make the decision, and he moves to the UK with plans to set up his own security consultancy. Then the head of the covert ops agency where Josh now works asks Cal for help. Agency operatives and their families are being injured or killed, including Cal’s friends.



Cal is asked to investigate with Josh’s assistance. As the number of victims increase, they’re aware either of them could be the next target for the killer. Josh wants Cal to back away from the investigation in case he gets hurt, but Cal refuses, putting a strain on their relationship.



Then they discover the motorbike incident wasn’t an accident. Who tried to kill him, and why?

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4 Stars

Josh and Cal are back! I loved Good Morning My Angel and totally fell for Josh and Cal and I was definitely excited to dive back into their story. This book wasn’t exactly what I expected, but I did enjoy it! It was intense and action packed and I’m ready for more.

When this story begins Josh and Cal are living far apart, Josh in London and Cal in Seattle, unable to work together and be together. Cal knows he has some decisions to make but a near death experience for Josh sends him back to London, decision made. It’s not just an accident or a one time thing, the lives of those connected to them and the agency are now at stake!

This story hooked me from the start and I couldn’t put it down! I loved the pace and the action and of course Josh and Cal. I love the way these two are together, their connection and love, and of course the pet names! But, I don’t want to give anything away about the story, so I’ll just say I need more! I didn’t know this was going to be a longer series but I can freely admit that I’m excited about it! There is something so special about these characters and their story and they’ve just stayed with me. So MORE please!

*I voluntarily reviewed this book for The Geekery Book Review



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Author Bio

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Stealing Blue by D.P. Denman

Today I’m excited to be a part of the review tour for Stealing Blue by D.P. Denman. I have absolutely loved this series and the journey of Blue and Brady! Today we have my review, a great excerpt and an awesome GIVEAWAY you don’t want to miss!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Title: Stealing Blue
Series: The Blue Series: Book 4
Author: D.P. Denman
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2017
When a hot new rock star shows up in Vancouver, Blue Atkins’ career turns out to be more explosive than anyone imagined. His first shot at producing traps him between the kid determined to have him and the boyfriend determined to blame him.
The young singer’s desperate antics crank up Brady’s jealousy and drive Blue out of both their lives into new opportunities and the arms of another man. With the battle for Blue’s affection on, Brady must find a way to bring him home or lose him to a sparkling new life in Los Angeles.





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4 Stars

Oh man! I have loved Blue and Brady and their journey together so very much and have to admit I was a little nervous about this book. And yeah, emotionally this one put me through the wringer and pretty much kept me there until the end! I would definitely recommend that these books be read in order, they are not standalones.

Brady and Blue have been through and dealt with so much together over the years, but they still have their issues, and when a young hot shot musician shows up it just makes all those issues come to the surface. Blue’s career is taking off and this is a big chance for him but his client is a big flirt and wants Blue. This is a whole new challenge for Blue. At the same time Brady is struggling as well, and this just sends his jealousy through the roof.

I understood what happened with Brady and Blue and their issues, but I have to admit this story was a little hard for me. I’ve become so attached to these two and this part of their journey made my heart hurt! It’s not to say this wasn’t a good read, it was, just much more angsty and heartbreaking. I was frustrated with many of the choices these two made and spent a good amount of this story wanting to throw something! I had to know what was going to happen though, I couldn’t put it down. For as much as I felt as broken as Blue and Brady during most of this story, I loved the end and the way it all came together even if it did happen quickly.

This story had real struggles and raw emotions and while it may not have been my favorite part of Brady and Blue’s relationship, I understood it’s a part of their journey. I don’t know if this is the end of this series, I sure hope that it’s not, but I ended this book with a smile and sigh of relief. Stealing Blue was a powerful and emotional story for Blue and Brady!

Brady Halverson sat in a dark leather chair in the living room with a glass of wine, listening to the chatter that had continued all through dinner. Blue was right. C.K. could keep a conversation going without any help.
Their dinner guest was a stereotypical teenager, energetic, excitable, and overconfident in places. He assumed they were seeing C.K.’s polite side. A kid raised with the kind of money and power that accompanied Freeman’s reputation had to be used to getting his way, and no doubt used to people kissing his ass. Brady wondered how many of Blue’s friends would join the queue before the album was finished.
Brady had noticed something else during the last couple of hours. C.K. was a flirt and his obvious target that night was Blue.
C.K. sat on the couch, closer to Blue than he needed to be, laughing at everything Blue said. He’d been playing that game all night. Using amusement as an excuse to touch Blue. Shoulder bumps. Playful shoves. Affectionate pats in random places.
Brady watched C.K. chuckle at a comment, giving Blue a gentle shove complete with a shy look from under his lashes. That was sixteen in the past hour. Had Blue and C.K. been alone the kid would have made a move already. That knowledge lit a cinder in Brady’s chest. He cooled it with a drink of wine.
Brady wasn’t fond of flirts. He was less fond of the kind who hit on his man. The only thing keeping him from pulling C.K. off the couch and shoving him into the vacant chair on the other side of the coffee table was his reluctance to look like the jealous, over protective type he was. So he sat and smiled and pretended not to see C.K.’s fingers rested on Blue’s shoulder.
Seventeen.
Blue didn’t seem to care, and Brady was struggling not to see it as proof Blue liked the attention. He couldn’t afford to start being paranoid that early. Blue and C.K. would spend the next several days locked in the upstairs studio, working alone together. Unless Brady cleared his schedule to sit up there with them, he would have to trust Blue to ignore C.K.’s advances. That or lose his mind and make a scene he wasn’t sure Blue would forgive.
That album was a big deal. It would either launch Blue’s new career as a producer or kill it. He didn’t want to be the reason the project failed.
Brady sat and pretended not to notice the kid encroaching on his territory, all but climbing in Blue’s lap.
Eighteen.
Nineteen.
Twenty.
Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She lives among the moss and trees of the Pacific Northwest with a rambunctious pair of fur babies.


In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Bedside Manner by DJ Jamison

 

Today I’m excited to share Bedside Manner by DJ Jamison, this was a sweet and fun read with a May/December romance featuring two hot guys I totally fell for. I hope you’ll check out my review and there’s a great GIVEAWAY too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK



Length: 56,000 words



Blurb



Dr. Paul Johnston can’t get a set of dark, somber eyes out of his head, and the timing couldn’t be worse.



The last thing he needs is to fall for a patient. Not now, when he’s been put on paid leave pending review of a formal complaint. One that most likely accuses him of sexual harrassment or impropriety of some kind. It’s possible he let his newfound freedom as a divorced, out-of-the-closet gay man go to his head, but he’s certain — mostly — he didn’t do anything wrong. Now, he’s struggling to handle the reality that his job is in danger and the only guy he wants should be off-limits.



Zane Kavanaugh is floundering, and there’s only one man who soothes the storm inside him.



Reeling from an assault that landed him in the hospital and the painful estrangement from his family since coming out, Zane is trying to get his feet under him and find his independence. He moves in with a roommate and searches for a job, all while recovering from a fractured arm and cracked ribs. None of that hurts as much as the emotional damage he’s suffered. When he connects with Dr. Paul Johnston outside of the ER, he’s drawn to the man’s calm, collected manner. It doesn’t hurt that Paul’s lack of experience with men is sexy as hell, and so are his over-the-top responses when Zane gets his lips on him.



There’s no right time to fall in love.



Paul is afraid to start a relationship, and Zane can only handle so much more rejection. Will these two find their perfect moment, or will they realize you can’t choose when and how you fall in love? If Paul can’t take a risk, he may have to choose: the career he loves or the first man to capture his heart.



Bedside Manner is Book 1 of the Hearts & Health series. This is a spin-off series from the book Heart Trouble and includes characters from that novel, but it can be read as a standalone.

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4 Stars

I enjoyed this sweet read from DJ Jamison! Paul and Zane are great characters, a bit broken and in need of love but definitely likeable guys! I was glad that I had recently read Heart Trouble because we get a lot of Ben and Gage too and knowing their story helped me feel connected to Paul and Zane’s journey together.

Paul is a recently divorced and newly out doctor who lives for his job – he’s a great ER doctor even if he flirts a little bit. Zane is a college student who is recovering from a brutal beating from his step-father. These two shouldn’t connect but they do and neither man can seem to deny it no matter what is on the line.

I liked Paul and Zane, and I liked them together. Their age difference never bothered me and I think it’s because DJ Jamison does a great job of connecting these two. Both of these men have been hurt and have never really had a healthy, loving relationship with a partner before so they pretty much have to learn together. I loved Zane’s attitude and willingness to fight for Paul and what they shared. Paul’s a bit slower, but he with his career in jeopardy he has to be. Their relationship felt very real, with the sweet tender moments, the chemistry together and the struggles.

I really did enjoy this story from start to finish and found myself pretty attached to these two. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series – I’m hooked!

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Author Bio
 

DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.



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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Patience by Helena Stone

 

Buy Links: Pride Publishing (Early download)



Pre-Order: Amazon US | Amazon UK  (March 28)



Cover: Emmy Ellis



Length: 62,945 words



Publisher: Pride Publishing



Blurb



Patience is a virtue. But what if you wait too long?



While Xander Ekman’s dream of becoming a successful artist has come true, his love life has gone from bad to worse. Sick of the endless string of one-night stands, he accepts the challenge when his best friend, Erik, bets him that he can’t be celibate for a month. Now all he needs is a reminder to keep his distance in the heat of the moment.



Troy Moriarty doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy trying to keep his recently opened tattoo parlor afloat. Besides, ever since the man who was supposed to be his business partner abandoned him to run the shop on his own, he has a hard time trusting others.



When Xander turns to Troy for a tattoo that will remind him to be patient, the attraction is instant. But faced with Xander’s month of celibacy, Troy’s trust issues, and a nemesis lurking in the background, their relationship may be doomed before it has a chance to begin.

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4 Stars

Patience is a story I really enjoyed and found myself totally invested in – it’s a slow burn story of two men who have both been burned in the past trying to figure out if they can find real love. I really enjoyed Xander and Troy’s story and am already looking forward to more in this series.

Xander is a successful artist, living his dream professionally, personally not so much. He lives in an endless string of one night stands and when his best friend Eric calls him on it the two men make a bet – Xander has to be celibate for a month. Troy is struggling to make his business a success after his business partner leaves him high and dry after Troy set up the business. He doesn’t trust easily anymore and doesn’t want to get hurt again. When Xander walks into his tattoo shop to get a special tattoo the two seem to click right away. But, both men are hiding secrets that threaten to destroy anything they may be building together.

I really liked these characters, I felt like I really got to know them and understand what they were feeling. There is a slow, hesitant burn between them that can definitely be felt. There’s a lot of push and pull, Xander has the bet though and Troy resistant for his own reasons. Their attraction is undeniable though. I loved that they got to know each other though, it wasn’t insta-sex that takes over the story. It really is about the build up between them.

This is the kind of story where you really get to know the characters and their journey and I really enjoyed it! Xander and Troy are so easy to love as are their best friends Lorcan and Eric. This was a fun, romantic story that gets right to the heart. I really enjoyed it and definitely look forward to more in this series, and yeah, I’m really hoping for a Lorcan and Eric story, I felt just as invested in them by the end as I was in Xander and Troy. Definitely a great start to a new series.

*I received an advanced copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.

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Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.



The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.



Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.



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