Fireman’s Pole by Sue Brown

Title: Fireman’s Pole

Series: Dreamspun Desires 44

Author: Sue Brown

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (220 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15 Oct 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The flames of passion rise for the lord of the manor.
It’s springtime in Calminster village, but things are already heating up. Sexy firefighter Dale Maloney is new to the local station. When Dale backs the company fire engine into the village maypole, he attracts the ire—and attention—of Benedict Raleigh, the Baron Calminster.
Soon after meeting Dale, Ben breaks off his relationship with his girlfriend, and the sparks between Ben and Dale are quickly fanned into flames.

Unfortunately the passion between the two men isn’t the only blaze in the village. An arsonist’s crimes are escalating, and it’s up to Dale and his crew to stop them. Meanwhile, as they investigate, an unscrupulous business partner attempts to coerce Ben into marrying his daughter. The May Day parade is around the corner, but they have plenty of fires to put out before Ben can finally slide down the fireman’s pole.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-655-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-firemans-pole-by-sue-brown-8862-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I have a soft spot for books set in England – I think it stems from my love of regency MF romances and it kind of just holds over to everything else. I don’t know why, I’m just weird. That was what initially attracted me to Sue Brown’s books and after that I just fell in love with her writing and the sweetness of her stories. For me Sue Brown is definitely a go to if I see a new book come out.

Fire fighter Dale Maloney is the newbie at the village of Calminster’s fire station and he is having problems making a good impression. Life just doesn’t seem to like him at the moment because he seems to be doing everything wrong, especially when it comes to the Baron of Calminster, Benedict Raleigh.

For the most part, what you read in the blurb is what you get in the book.
Dale is indeed the hot firefighter who is trying to fit into small town life and is making a few mistakes along the way. He also comes with baggage. He’s moved for a fresh start. He’s decided to take charge in his life. He no longer wants to live in the closet and he doesn’t want to be someone’s dirty secret. Despite his bumpy start with the Baron of Calminster, Ben, the two men actually do hit it off. So much so, that Ben knows that if he wants anything to be real in any sort of relationship with Dale, he has to make some major changes in his life.

This is a sweet story that feels real. The emotions feel on point and the chemistry between the characters is explosive. I also like the fun of playing off the whole “lord of the manner with one of the commoners” type of story (I think this again goes back to my initial love of regency romances).

The Supers by Sean Michael

Title: The Supers

Series: Dreamspun Beyond 06, The Supers 01

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, spirits

Length: Novel (242 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15 Oct 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Hunting ghosts and finding more than they bargained for.
Blaine Franks is a member of the paranormal research group the Supernatural Explorers. When the group loses their techie to a cross-country move, newly graduated Flynn Huntington gets the job. Flynn fits in with the guys right off the bat, but when it comes to him and Blaine, it’s more than just getting along.

Things heat up between Blaine and Flynn as they explore their first haunted building, an abandoned hospital, together. Their relationship isn’t all that progresses, though, and soon it seems that an odd bite on Blaine’s neck has become much more.

Hitchhiking ghosts, a tragic love story forgotten by time, and the mystery of room 204 round out a romance where the things that go bump in the night are real.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-890-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-supers-by-sean-michael-8860-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: For me, Sean Michael is one of those authors where I can take it or leave it. I love the writing style, but it completely up to the plot line itself and substance of the story as to if I finish and enjoy a book. Probably not explaining myself properly, that is true of every book, but put it this way: there are some that I love and some that I don’t.

The Supers is a really cool book about a group of ghost busters, looking to make their big break. Blaine loves being a part of the group. Hard times on the family farm means that he had to put on hold his plans of moving away to help his parents. His parents are overly impressed by his second job but they don’t make a fuss. It is basically Blaine’s unwinding time. He just happens to chase after ghosts and trying to capture them on audio or camera. After losing their usual tech person who monitors cameras, recordings, etc. their group manager hires Flynn, who is a newly graduated sound technician. Flynn fits in, as the blurb says, but he especially hits it off with Blaine.

These guys are super sweet and have instant chemistry. An underlying story, as hinted in the blurb about the mystery of room 204, really adds to their budding relationship. However, I am not about to spoil a moment of that because to be perfectly, the mystery of room 204 is THE highlight of this story. I totally loved it!

This book is great for anyone who loves watching those ghost hunter type of shows (I’m a Most Haunted addict myself). I love the underlying story which emerges at the end; it really added a certain spice to the story that was both sad and perfect. I’m intrigued and excited to find out that this one is the first in a series.

The Storm Lords by Ravon Silvius

Title: The Storm Lords

Author: Ravon Silvius

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (254 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (August 8, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: The heat took everything from Rowen: his parents, his voice when the local cure for heatstroke poisoned him, and the trust of his fellow villagers, who branded him a water thief. It would have claimed his life when he was deemed unworthy of precious resources and left in the sun to die, had not a strange man named Kristoff ridden in on the wind and told Rowen he had power. 

Rowen works hard to become a Storm Lord, one of a secret magical group that brings storms to break the heat waves overtaking their world. But Rowen is starting his training at a disadvantage since he cannot speak and is much older than the other novices. The desire to please Kristoff inspires him to persevere even more than the threat of being sent back to his village to die should he fail. Still, he cannot gather rain, and when his abilities manifest, they are unlike anything known to the Storm Lords. Unless Kristoff can help him control his deadly powers, the entire world will be in danger.

Kristoff might be among the mightiest of the Storm Lords, but he’s never been a mentor before. For a chance to be with Rowen, he’s willing to risk everything.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-668-9

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Rowen is a sweet man that has had a hard life. The village he lives in a tiny villaged plagued by severe heat spells that kill. One day he is to be sacrificed as a way to end the spell. Kristoff is a Storm Lord with the ability to disperse heat spells. He comes upon Rowan badly burned and on the brink of death. He senses something within the young man and so takes him with him. 

I am not even going to pretend that I understood the explanations on certain things pertaining the lords. Though the story was good I felt it was to drawn out. At times I felt as though I was back in school learning. 

I hated the way people treated Rowan because he could speak. It seemed people in this story were barbaric to a degree that I did not approve of. I was glad Kristoff stood up for Rowan against those that would do him harm because they felt threatened by what he could do.

It was an o.k. read.

Olivier by T.J. Nichols

T.J. Nichols - Olivier CoverTitle: Olivier 

Series:  Order of the Black Knights 07 

Author: TJ Nichols

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Olivier Merlo works for a dangerous man. He does what he’s told without asking questions because he needs to protect his sister and niece. When someone gives his boss trouble, Olivier does what he does best. It’s a routine hit—until the victim’s brother starts poking around.

Cody Anders left his family behind a decade ago—along with their wealth and influence—to live on his own terms. Still, he knows his twin didn’t die of a drug overdose, and he’ll do anything to find the truth. What he uncovers is a conspiracy that will topple his family and leave him staring down the barrel of a gun.

Olivier must decide if he’s going to obey orders or free himself from the curse that has guided his hand for centuries. Cody, who challenges Olivier’s notion that no one can love him, holds the key to breaking his chains. But when the truth finally comes out, it might be more than Cody can accept.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-768-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This story did not have the same intensity as the previous books in the series to me but the never the less was just as good. Olivier’s nightmares were a glimpse into what has happened in the past though he does not know it. Cody was determined to find out what happened to his brother no matter what.

Olivier’s past and present story was heart-breaking. I admired how strong he was mentally to do what he has to do to survive for his family. 

I felt sorry for both Olivier and Cody as one was ready to walk into danger and the other wanted to protect him from his boss and father. There were a lot of players involved but I found some were not explained well enough to get a complete understanding of their role.

It was a great read that I enjoyed.

Who We Truly Are by Victoria Sue

Victoria Sue - Who We Truly Are CoverTitle: Who We Truly Are

Series: Enhanced # 2

Author: Victoria Sue

Genre: Other Paranormal, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (206 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having to do it alone. 

Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-772-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/who-we-truly-are-by-victoria-sue-8670-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Oh my god was this book so good. Talon and his team are back when enhanced children start disappearing. Talon is not happy that Finn acts as bait to lure whoever is behind the kidnappings out. 

While all this is going on Finn is getting upset with Talon as he feels Talon does not think he can do his job. With tensions mounting between the two disasters is sure to strike. 

Talon’s abilities seem to grow when unexpectedly he starts being able to do what other team members can do. I swear there were twists and turns that had my head spinning but in a good way. There was no shortage of action, drama, suspense and mystery throughout. 

I seriously love this amazing series. I cannot wait to read more about the others on the team as well. You have to read this series.

Highly recommended.

Handle With Care by Josephine Myles Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

Josephine Myles - Handle With Care RB Banner

Hi peeps, we have Josephine Myles stopping by today with her new re-release Handle With Care, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Tams’ review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

Josephine Myles - Handle With Care Cover

Handle With Care

by

Josephine Myles

Great things come in small packages…

Ben Lethbridge doesn’t have many vices left. He lost his youth to raising his little sister to adulthood, then made up for lost time with reckless abandon. Two years of constant partying—and ignoring his diabetes—has left him tied to a home dialysis regimen.

He can work from home, fortunately, but most of life’s little luxuries are forbidden. Except for watching porn… and fantasising over Ollie, the gorgeous purple-haired skateboarder who delivers his discreetly packaged DVDs.

Their doorstep banter is the highlight of Ben’s solitary day, but his paranoia over his illness-ravaged body prevents him from seeing their flirting for what it really is. He knows Ollie is far too young for him anyway, but he figures there’s no harm in sprucing himself up a bit.

Then one day, a package accidentally splits open, revealing Ben’s dirty little secret. But instead of Ollie being repelled they make an unexpected connection that has Ben wondering if he’s been reading the situation wrong all this time. The only way to find out if they have a chance at love is to risk showing Ollie every last scar. And that could take more courage than Ben owns.

Warning: Contains superhero porn comics and a pint-sized, accident-prone delivery guy with colour-changing hair. Readers may experience coffee cravings, an unexpected liking for bad mullets, and the urge to wrap Ollie up and take him home.

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Burning Boundaries by Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review!

Hi peeps, we have Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham stopping by today with their new release Burning Boundaries, we have a great excerpt and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Burning Boundaries

(Elemental Evidence 02)
by

Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham

Mari Gale’s life has been a whirlwind since meeting Jake Chivis. A new job prospect and his mother’s health preoccupy him, so when Jake invites him on a date he’s ready to cut loose. Their night out turns into a nightmare when a fire breaks out in the basement of the bar and they barely escape.

Soon Jake learns that the horrific accident is being investigated as a possible homicide, and it’s not the only case. Detective Inspector Cordiline of the London Met hints at spontaneous human combustion, but as far as Jake knows, SHC doesn’t exist.

When Mari looks into a group called Birthright, he finds a connection to the victims of the fires and Jake risks himself to go undercover at the shadowy organization. The race is on to determine the truth before Jake becomes the next target.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a non-consensual scene.

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Something's Brewing At Joe's by S.J.D. Peterson

S.J.D. Peterson - Something's Brewing at Joe's CoverTitle: Something’s Brewing at Joe’s

Author: S.J.D. Peterson

Genre: Contemporary 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 30, 2017)

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The promise of a dream job lures Murphy to Tampa, but he arrives to the rude awakening that the offer is on hold. Now he’s got two choices: slink back to Michigan with his tail between his legs or stay and look for work. Things perk up when he goes into a coffee shop and learns the owner is looking for someone to renovate the apartment above it. He happily takes the job, only later realizing he’s met Joe Sterling, Kaffeinate’s proprietor, before… when they hooked up at a club Murphy’s first night in Tampa.

Murphy and Joe are both proud, passionate, and outspoken. Neither is looking for a relationship, though they can’t deny they go together as well as coffee and doughnuts, in spite of their tempers. But that’s before Joe learns Murphy will be working for the corporation he believes is harming local businesses and the environment—and if Murphy will be supporting it, Joe will want nothing to do with him, dooming any possibility of an unexpected happy ending.

ISBN: 978-1- 63533-338-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/somethings-brewing-at-joes-by-sjd-peterson-8629-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review: Murphy left Michigan to follow his dreams; the problem is his dreams were on hold.  The company he was going to work for put his dream job on hold.  He had no clue what he was going to do, but thank god for the coffee shop.  It seems that the owner needs someone to work on the apartment upstairs.  He just hadn’t expected the owner to be the man he hooked up with.

Joe owns Kaffeinate and wasn’t too sure what to think when he came into work, to find the one man that turned him on fast to be working on the upstairs apartment.  Between the two of them things heat up real fast.  Joe learns why Murphy was working on the apartment, and then found out who he was going to go work for in the end.  He knew trouble when he saw it, and he was right on.  Now it was up to Joe and Murphy to figure out how to make it good.  

When I first started reading this story I have to say that it is a very slow paced story and a bit boring to me.  Even the trouble was over real fast and no real danger.  The characters were a bit like each other, both stubborn asses but they seemed to work.  I wasn’t too sure about Murphy but I did like Joe quite a bit.  He was the feisty one and went after what he wanted.

I was expecting something different with this story but it was still pretty good.  I enjoyed it but can admit that it wasn’t something I would read more than once.  It was a bit to normal and boring for me to really get into.  Even with my issues with the story, I would honestly say that you might get a kick out of this story. 

A Destiny of Dragons by T.J. Klune

T.J. Klune - A Destiny of Dragons CoverTitle: A Destiny of Dragons 

Series:  Tales From Verania 02

Author: T.J. Klune

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (400 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 30, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. His parents are happy, Gary and Tiggy still eat sass for breakfast, Randall is somehow alive despite being older than the gods, the King rules with a gentle hand, Kevin the dragon is as gross as ever, Morgan sighs a lot, Ryan continues to be dashing and immaculate, and Sam is close to convincing Prince Justin they will be best friends forever.

Life is good.

Until it’s not.

Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars: a man of shadows is rising and will consume the world unless Sam faces his destiny and gathers the five dragons of Verania at his side.

And she brings along her second-in-command, a man named Ruv.

Ruv, who Vadoma says is Sam’s true cornerstone.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-557-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/a-destiny-of-dragons-by-tj-klune-8626-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: In this exciting sequel we find Sam is not happy about a grandmother he never knew trying to manipulate him to do a quest. A quest that will have dire consequences if not done. Sam finds himself in the middle of a destiny that has been in the making for thousands of years.

The sarcastic group, as always, heeds the call with some resistance on Sam’s part. A lot is riding on Sam. It shocked me to discover who the villain is in this book. My heart broke for both Morgan and Randall upon discovering who it is and why it came to pass.

Zero, the newest dragon is a lonely teen wanting to fit in. Sam is patient with him after the initial terrifying meeting. Kevin and Gary are having relationship problems as well as new cornerstone Ruv in the picture.

This a great story that had me enthralled from start to finish. The journey was dangerous but not without its funny moments. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. I love this series and am on pins and needles to see what happens to the merry bunch next.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Pyresnakes by Tray Ellis

Tray Ellis - Pyresnakes CoverTitle: Pyresnakes

Author: Tray Ellis

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 28, 2017)

Length: Novella 

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: There is another world existing alongside the one most see everyday, and although it is a place of magic and wonder, the dangers are very real. 

Aran, an artist, grew up on his grandmother’s tales of the Side-by-Side world. He never expected his knowledge of folklore would aid his boyfriend, Brandon, in an arson investigation, but the snakes that burst into flames when agitated are something he recalls from those childhood stories. 

When Aran vanishes, Brandon knows his time as a state trooper won’t help find him, so he enlists the aid of Aran’s grandmother, Ruth, and they venture into the Side-by-Side world. 

But Aran has no memory of his life prior to crossing between worlds, and he’s enjoying the company of his handsome new companion, Ren. Even if Brandon and Ruth reach him, convincing him to return to his former home won’t be easy. In a contemporary fairy-tale adventure set among forests and trails, Aran must choose between a mystical fantasy world and the man he loves. 

ISBN: 978-1- 63533-702-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/pyresnakes-by-tray-ellis-8608-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review:  Tray Ellis is a new author to me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect.  I grabbed it up because of the title, but I had not read the blurb for the book, which was my mistake.  I went in totally blind to what I was getting.  I will admit that if I had paid attention to the fact that it was an urban fantasy, I would have probably passed it up.

I have never heard of snakes that start fires, but damn if these ones don’t do that.  However that is what brings us into the story, but they were not the whole story.  Brandon is an arson investigation and was looking into who started the fire that almost killed a family.  He took the case because it was on the way to where him and Aran like to hike. 

Aran is an artist and knew in his memory what kind of snakes they were.  It led him into remembering the folklore that his grandmother had told him about. Out on a hike, when it got dark Aran disappeared.  Brandon knew he needed Aran’s grandmother help to find him.  It led them into a world that he did not know existed.  A world in between or in this case side by side world.  A venture where he did not belong.  Now Aran needs to make a choice of which he wanted more.  

I am sorry but this story was just way too weird for me.  I got it because of the fire starting snakes, not the other world.  It was easy to follow in reading but the story itself was too descriptive and strange to even get into.  The characters were hot, but there was no love story in the way one would think.  You could sense it between the men, but it was just weird.  

This author has one hell of an imagination and it made me think of old legends.  However it also told me that I need to stay away from these types of books and to look at what I chose before grabbing it up.  I am sorry but this book was definitely not for me.  

Model Investigator by Lissa Kasey

Lissa Kasey - Model Investigations CoverTitle: Model Investigator 

Series: Haven Investigations 03

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 26, 2017)

Length: Novel (250pgs)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: With his lover, Kade, missing, androgynous former model turned private investigator Ollie Petroskovic is ready to kick some ass to bring him home. 

Ollie and his ex, rock star Jacob Elias, need to find Kade and free him from the clutches of his manipulative family. But with Ollie suffering from chronic migraines and Jacob unable to bear loud noises, they are hardly the dynamic duo. It takes a lot of sweet talking on the part of Jacob, and patience Ollie doesn’t have, to find Kade. Only Kade’s not whole anymore. The fight for Kade’s heart and mind is far from over. 

It’s Ollie’s turn to guide Kade through nightmares, self-doubt, and PTSD. Kade’s memories are scattered, fragmented with possible horrors, and he’s not quite sure what is real. Ollie will have to draw on his investigative skills to clear Kade of the terrible accusations his family has made and help Kade unlock the truth. But in doing so, he ignores his own health, which could have catastrophic consequences for everyone, especially when digging up the past could be lethal for them all.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-555-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/model-investigator-by-lissa-kasey-8611-b

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Haven Investigations collection features Kade and Ollie and their story. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. 

As with the previous books, this one ends with a major cliff-hanger, which I will admit drives me nuts, but it also makes you wish the next book was already waiting for you to read.  I wasn’t sure that I liked where it went through, but for these two amazing men it just seemed to work.  Although, I definitely don’t like where Kade ended up, but you will have to read to find out what I am talking about.

Kade and Ollie end up in an accident, but when Ollie awakes he finds out that Kade’s family had taken him from the hospital.  Ollie knew they needed to get him away before he lost Kade forever.  Then things get crazy and out of hand.  There are some pretty amazing twists to this story that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and gasping.  

I hate to admit that I had to go back and read the previous books because I couldn’t remember who they were and what their story was.  For me, that is not a good thing, as if the story is awesome it will stick with me for quite some time.  However even with those issues, I had a lot of fun reading this and cannot wait to see what happens to our sexy men. 

This is probably the only series that I do enjoy where the characters are used as main characters in every book.  That has not usually been a favorite series type of mine and I tend to lose interest in the whole thing, however, like I said, that is not the same with this series and story.  My interest was kept throughout the whole book and I can guarantee that it will probably be the same with future books.  

I would definitely recommend this book and the previous stories.

The Dom's Way by Sean Michael

Sean Michael - The Dom's Way CoverTitle: The Dom’s Way 

Series:  Iron Eagle Gym 05

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 23, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Neal and Way from The Closet Boy are back, only now they’re Dom and sub, and exploring their relationship through the lifestyle. Way is eager to learn everything, and more in love with his master every day. For his part, Neal can’t believe how lucky he is to have found such an innocent but sensual boy.

As they learn what works best for them both, Way has trouble obeying some of the rules Neal imposes. Like the no touching himself rule. Neal wants Way to learn control, but Way, after so long holding back, has trouble not indulging. The two men must work together to find the balance that brings them each the most satisfaction and happiness.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-437-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-doms-way-by-sean-michael-8588-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Neal and Way are back in this instalment of the Iron Eagle Gym series. They are happy together but still learning about one another. Way has trouble following some of Neal’s rules which at times causes tension between the two men.

Neal for his part understands Way’s reluctance and they both find common ground so to speak. I loved the characters. They seemed so different from one another yet meshed very well together.

This was a great addition to the series as it explores deeper into Neal and Way’s characters. I enjoyed the flow of the story, the tension and the sexy times. 

Great read.

The Tinder Stories by Tory Temple

Tory Temple - The Tinder Stories CoverTitle: The Tinder Stories 

Series: Oceanside Fire 02

Author: Tory Temple

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (206 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 19, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Return to Oceanside Fire, where the sizzling passion between men scorches everything they touch—especially each other. For firefighter Chris Matthews and instructor Morgan Daniels, it’s dislike at first sight—but that doesn’t mean there’s any relief from the heat building between them, and it only takes a spark to set the tinder ablaze.

Will Chris and Morgan go from enemies to lovers, or will they remain enemies with healthy libidos who stoke each other’s flames? Morgan is no fan of firefighters in general, and he finds Chris especially grating. But when they’re together, the sexual tension is thick enough to cut with a knife—and there’s only one way to work it off. A battle of wills is sure to follow. Add in an age difference, and finding common ground will be an uphill battle. Even if they succeed in building a relationship, secrets and suspicion could reduce everything to ash.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-491-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-tinder-stories-oceanside-fire-series-by-tory-temple-8580-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Chris and Matthew have enough tension between them to cut a knife. The give and take between them was intense as well as the sexy times they had with each other. I found it intriguing that two men who seem to hate one another are also attracted to each other.

There was no shortage of sexual tension throughout. I felt at times it was a little overboard but still a good read to continue. I felt they should have talked rather than fight. Then maybe there would have been a better understanding between them.

Overall it was an enjoyable read. Chris and Matthew sizzled on the pages throughout.

Good read.

Romancing the Ugly Duckling by Clare London

Clare London - Romancing the Ugly Duckling CoverTitle: Romancing the Ugly Duckling

Series: Dreamspun Desires 36 / Romancing The… 02

Author: Clare London

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (260 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15 June 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Is this the makeover of a lifetime?

Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.

Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to escape the reminder that he’s nowhere near as handsome as his gorgeous brothers and avoid the painful childhood memories of being bullied.

Greg wants nothing to do with city life, and Perry’s never been outside London. When Perry is stranded on North Uist, this conflict seems insurmountable. But Greg is captivated by the vivacious Perry, and Perry by both the island and his host. However, Perry’s one heartfelt wish remains: that ugly duckling Greg fulfill his potential as a swan.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-387-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/romancing-the-ugly-duckling-by-clare-london-8498-b

Reviewer:  Prime

Review: This is a totally sweet story. For me I was looking forward to this one because I particularly enjoy to read Clare London’s book. Her writing style speaks to me and makes the time fly as I consume the offering on my computer screen. The other thing is that I can never resist a book based in the UK – and nothing says romance like the guy running away from the big city, and romance on a Scottish Island.

Greg Ventura is the guy who left the hustle and bustle of the city to live in an island in the Scottish Highlands. Seriously, Outlander Obsessenachs will probably want to read this one for that alone, and I admit that is probably another part of why I was looking for to this. He comes from a family and famous, ridiculously good looking and ridiculously talented brothers. He’s the Ugly Duckling. He doesn’t think that he is as good looking as his brothers – mostly because his brothers instilled this thought into his mind. But now his brothers are calling on him again. They need him to be part of a reality TV show and look like a happy family.

That’s how Greg meets Perry (Peregrine) Goodwood. Perry is a ambitious about his career as a designer/fashionista. It’s hard to explain his career except that he is the guy that does the fashion makeovers. He’s been hired by Greg’s brothers to find Greg, make him over and get him to London to his family. The problem is that Perry gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the gentle, carefree soul that is Grey Ventura – very much unlike his brothers. On top of all that, he needs to be in London because he needs his job desperately, as mistakes from his past threaten to keep him in debt for longer than he can handle.

I love the story and the whirlwind Scottish romance. It is as simple as that. It appeals to that side of me that loves everything about British dramas and the Scottish Highlands (even with all his rain and cold).

What The Cat Dragged In by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - What the Cat Dragged In CoverTitle: What the Cat Dragged In

Series: Sanctuary 02

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 16, 2017)

Length: Novel (204 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Don’t people know that cats and dogs don’t mix?

Connor Ragbone finds things. Sometimes it’s gold, sometimes jewels, sometimes people. Set in his hippie ways, he never thought he’d find a pack, but with Sam and Gus and their goofy shifter family, he fits right in. Then he finds Brock.

Shifter Brock Herman is undercover alone, working to break up a poaching ring. The last thing he needs is for Connor to wreck his sting. And now the crazy bobcat just won’t go away!

The poachers lead Brock and Connor on a merry chase all over Western Colorado, looking for shifter bears, but it’s a lost pup who brings them back to Nevada and the pack Sam and Gus are building. That’s when Brock has to decide whether he still travels alone or if Connor and his crazy family are where his heart belongs. 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-549-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/what-the-cat-dragged-in-by-ba-tortuga-8576-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review: Each book in the Sanctuary collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  

Just like the first book, I looked at the title and new I had to check it out.  Then I read the blurb and new I had to read it.  It has a serious tone to it but it is mixed perfectly with the humorous side to it as well.  There is nothing better than a book with a lot of humor in it, especially if it is about two very sexy shifters.  I love the idea of a cat and dog as mates.

Connor is a blast and funny as hell.  He has this gift that he uses to find things and people that are lost.  There is just something about him that makes you want to grab him up and hug him tight.  He got the call to find someone lost and it leads him to Brock.  

Brock is a wolf shifter who goes undercover to break up poaching rings.  Right now the focus is on bears.  At first he finds this bobcat shifter with dread locks who just won’t leave him alone.  Tells him that he must stay with him till he gets him to where he truly belongs.  Connor and the poachers sure do take him on a twisty adventure.  

I love the twists that this story has going on.  Connor is a character that I would not have expected.  He looks like a hippy and the way he talks is so damn funny.  Brock is more of a serious guy, but you mix these two up and you are in for one hell of a good time. 

I enjoyed reading this book and cannot wait to find out what is in store for them all.