Saturday, September 17, 2016

WEEKEND REVIEW GIVEAWAY

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While our New Releases Weekend Giveaway is taking a hiatus until Monique has moved house and back in the driving seat again, every Saturday we’ll have a WEEKEND REVIEW GIVEAWAY. Take a read of our reviews from the week and one lucky winner will get to choose a Kindle ebook from the reviews listed.

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Old Dog, Old Trick by A. Sangrey Black

old dog_thumb[1] (1)Rating ~ 5 Stars

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Synopsis

After 20 years, youthful lovers are reunited for a second chance at love.

What if the one who got away came back?
Successful attorney Lam Porter is gut-punched by the past when he sees his first and only love in the local paper. Twenty years before, their intense relationship came to a painful end when lives took wildly different paths. Now, it seems that lost love might get a second chance. If only Lam's brave enough to take it.

Dale Jarvis once loved only three things: his mother, surfing, and Lam. But he was young and short-sighted. All he saw was a chance to escape the waves of Rhode Island's Ruggles and surf the world. When he retired, the call of those cold Atlantic waves drew him home again, to the love he left behind.
Can two men who lost their way find each other once more?

Freya

::: REVIEW POST :::

“Novels tend to have more depth, but this gem gets the max effect possible given its genre, subject and length.”

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Defenseless by AJ Rose

defenseless_thumb1Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

From Rainbow Award-winning author AJ Rose, Defenseless is a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping story of love through adversity.
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Kyle Decker knew dating Jesse McGovern would change his life. Young and in love, and with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, the world is theirs to conquer.

But their victorious Pride celebration ends in a savage attack, brutally demonstrating they’re far from equal. Instead of wedding planning, Jesse and Kyle face an arduous recovery and a shattered sense of their place in the world, their once-promising future suddenly something to survive.
While Jesse struggles with a permanent injury and its emotional aftermath, Kyle’s single-minded focus on Jesse’s recovery is the only thing keeping his demons at bay…for now. What was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love is now full of lies and resentment.

With their dreams tattered and forever changed, trusting anyone—even each other—is daunting. So how can they have faith in twelve strangers on a jury? They’ve already learned the hard way it only takes a moment to become truly defenseless.

Debra

::: REVIEW POST :::

"I’m pretty sure there’s not an emotion that AJ Rose missed in this book of love, loss and recovery, but the ride was definitely worth it."

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The Sun (Free Fall #2)

by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn

51ACTR766UL_thumb[4]Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother’s illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA.

Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he’s always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long. When he inherits his late uncle’s classic Chevelle, he’s more than happy to let his childhood friend Jamie help.

Jamie and Conner are as different as night and day. Even after years of living apart, they still have a blast together—but now it’s mixed with an undeniable spark of attraction. Before they know it, they can’t keep their hands off each other. For Conner it’s all new and exciting, but Jamie isn’t the type of guy who takes this sort of intimacy lightly.

Conner soon realizes that Jamie quenches something deep inside of him that no one has before, but he doesn’t know how to handle a real relationship. As Jamie’s time in LA comes to an end, and the more they struggle to get on the same page about their feelings, the more Jamie realizes that trying to tie Conner down is as futile as capturing the sun.

Lisa

::: REVIEW POST :::

"I became wholeheartedly involved in the beauty that was Jamie and Connor and so wanted them to get the happy forever as they build on their friendship."

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A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House #3)

by Jaime Reese

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Synopsis

Cole Renzo thinks his greatest challenge is to behave for the remainder of his term at Halfway House. Until he meets his new boss, Ty Calloway, a man who ticks off every box on Cole’s list of interests.

A sought-after restorer and customizer of exotic and collectible cars, Ty had enough confidence to command what he wanted in life, until one fateful night changed everything. Almost two years later, he’s slowly rebuilding his life with great control. He’s defied the odds and works tirelessly to be the man he once was—but he still feels broken.

Cole’s candor and unfiltered personality awaken Ty’s barely-remembered desire to greet each new day with a smile, while Ty’s unwavering acceptance of Cole’s quirks and brash humor makes Cole feel as if he fits in for the first time in far too long. When a nemesis threatens Ty’s personal restoration and the things he holds dear, Cole is determined to protect their relationship, even if that means sacrificing everything he’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ty will have to let his guard down, surrender control, and admit he needs Cole first, even if that puts himself at risk of breaking beyond repair.

Mark

::: REVIEW POST :::

"I could wax lyrical about this book and its characters...... it is really one of my favourite books in the whole series."

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The Haunting of Angus Macgregor by L J Harris

41gzdLA TML_thumb[1]Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

Angus Macgregor has endured a lot in life. Mother passing when he was a small child, he also nursed an ill father to his last breath. But when he loses his one remaining relative, an uncle he’s never met, his existence is turned on its head forever. Bequeathed Clan Gregor Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Angus leaves Australia behind to take on the family business. It’s there he finds more waiting for him than he ever dreamed possible.
Daniel Ramsey is a man with secrets, none more dangerous than the fact that he can see what others can't. When he meets one particularly handsome Australian, the attraction is immediate. Hesitant to let down his guard, his hand is forced when a former guest of the castle comes calling and attempts to stake a claim on the very man Daniel wants.

Freya

::: REVIEW POST :::

"The author has the knack of drawing her reader into the story with those little idioms and actions that make a story personal to the person perusing the pages."

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Good Boys by Keelan Ellis (Solomon Mystery #1)

by Keelan Ellis

51QvYM1XOFL[3]Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

BOOK ONE: THE SOLOMON SERIES

Paul Solomon is a homicide detective in Baltimore, a city with a high murder rate and a complicated relationship between the police and the citizens they are sworn to protect.

He’s also a gay man who has been out on the job since he first joined. Being out on a tough police force hasn’t always been easy, but living with integrity is important to him.

Paul’s love life becomes as tumultuous as his job with the demise of his relationship of eight years. While dealing with the emotional and physical upheaval in his personal life, a case comes across his desk that hits a little too close to home—the murder of two gay teenagers.

Paul and his partner, Tim Cullen, must solve the double homicide, and Paul has to find a way to move on from his failed relationship.

Freya

::: REVIEW POST :::

"There are plenty of twists to keep budding Sherlock’s happy before resolution, and if you enjoy reading an involved investigation with several layers of storyline – you’re going to love this book and the following series!”

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Tied Up in Knots (Marshals #3) by Mary Calmes

tied up in knots[3]Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

Miro Jones is living the life: he’s got his exciting, fulfilling job as a US deputy marshal, his gorgeous Greystone in suburban Chicago, his beloved adopted family, and most importantly, the man who captured his heart, Ian Doyle. Problem is, Ian isn’t just his partner at work—Ian’s a soldier through and through. That commitment takes him away from Miro, unexpectedly and often, and it’s casting a shadow over what could be everything Miro could ever dream of.

Work isn’t the same without Ian. Home isn’t the same, either, and Miro’s having to face his fears alone… how to keep it together at the office, how to survive looming threats from the past, and worst of all, how to keep living without Ian’s rock-solid presence at his side. His life is tied up in knots, but what if unknotting them requires something more permanent? What would that mean for him and Ian? Miro’s stuck between two bad choices, and sometimes the only way to get out of the knot is to hold tight to your lifeline and pull.

Debra

::: REVIEW POST :::

"This series is sexy, fast-paced and fun and Mary Calmes never hesitates to throw in a creepy surprise or two. I love the passion between Ian and Miro and their sexual chemistry is searing! "

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GIVEAWAY

Have you decided which book you would like based on our reviews?

Then enter the draw below and one lucky winner will get the chance to choose a book from this week’s review posts. GOOD LUCK!

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45 comments:

  1. Tied Up in Knots (Marshals #3) by Mary Calmes

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  2. CHASE THE SUN and GOOD BOYS sound very entertaining!

    --Trix

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  3. Defenseless by AJ Rose. They all sounds quite interesting. Thanks!
    taina1959 @ yahoo.com

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  4. Liked the Good Boys review , looks just the kind of book I most like.

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  5. Tied up in Knots or Chase the Sun. Can't decide. Both sound very interesting. Thanks.

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  6. Definitely Tied Up in Knots.

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  7. The Haunting of Angus Macgregor by L J Harris

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  8. Freya's review of The Haunting of Angus Macgregor by L J Harris was great. I think that would be my choice. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. Tied Up in Knots by Mary. I think I did the sharing stuff right. Lord the struggle is real. Social media is not my friend

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  10. i have read defenseless and chase the sun both were excellent...i would have to pick tied up in knots because the series is great so far

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  11. The Haunting of Angus MacGreggor - the title is one that shouts out to me!!!

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  12. Tied Up in Knots (Marshals #3) by Mary Calmes. I've read this is a good series.

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  13. I've seen so many things lately about A Restored Man, so that's my choice this week. Thank you!

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  14. My vote goes for A Restored Man. The series sounds great and I LOVED the review.

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  15. Defenseless or Tied up in Knots or A Restored Man. It's so hard to pick just one.

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  16. I'm really interested in The Men of Halfway House series because that 3rd one sounds good! I'm also interested in The Haunting of Angus McGreggor - sounds like it could be fun!

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  17. My Choice is "Chase The Sun" (Free Fall #2) by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn

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  18. Good Boys' review sounds like it's my kind of book; I adore mysteries and Keelan Ellis is a new-to-me author.
    ~Judy S
    j DOT stonewright AT gmail DOT com

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  19. A Restored Man is my choice this week. Thanks!!

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  20. Good Boys by Keelan Ellis sounds great. I haven't read anything by this author yet.

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  21. I'd love Defenseless. Thanks!

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  22. "Good Boys" is certainly intriguing. I'm always game for a cop who is out. Seems like the genre is dominated by law enforcement being in the closet.

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  23. my pick this time would be The Haunting of Angus Macgregor by L J Harris

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  24. Good Boys by Keelan Ellis (Solomon Mystery #1)
    by Keelan Ellis

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  25. I think maybe Defenseless or maybe A Restored Man.

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  26. Defenseless I think. Loved A Restored Man. I even got it in audiobook =)

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  27. The Haunting of Angus Macgregor

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  28. I'm torn between Chase the Sun and Old Dog, Old Trick. Both are on my wish list near the top!

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  29. A Restored Man because I've been wanting to try out that series.

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  30. A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House #3)
    by Jaime Reese. It's been on my TBR forever!

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  31. So very excited for Tied Up In Knots by Mary Calmes. Awesome series and really good characters with real development!!

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  32. Defenseless by A.J. Rose. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  33. A Restored Man by Jaime Reese

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  34. Tied Up in Knots would definitely be my choice.

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  35. Probably Defenseless by AJ Rose...

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  36. I would choose Chase the Sun by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn.

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