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Review: Olive Juice by TJ Klune

Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
I want to see you.David wanted to see him too.More than anything.He didn't deserve it.He didn't deserve any of it.And yet here they were.
Gah! This novella left me in tears and it was poignant reminder of why I'm such a sucker for anything that TJ Klune writes. Olive Juice is a story of love and loss and of redemption and absolution. David has been going through the motions for the past six years, the last two leaving him far more rudderless. With five words, his world shifts a little. What kind of power can a message sent to his phone--"I want to see you"--have on someone like him who is stuck in neutral? He hasn't moved forward and there's no way he can turn back the hands of time and go back to change what happened on March 22, 2012. Can one message--one meeting--help David find his way once again?
The story has a veil of mystery to it, although it isn't all that dif…

Book Spotlight: A Good Neighbour by Clare London

A Good Neighbour (London Lads #3) by Clare London Date Released: April 19, 2017
Dreamspinner Press

About A Good Neighbour
A secret affair can’t go on forever.

Dylan Philips admits it himself: he’s a relentlessly single man in a small suburban town, both proud of and resigned to being a good teacher and a devoted nephew to his mischievous great-aunts.

When the aunts take a hand in matchmaking him with Josie Whitman, the girl who lives along the street, Dylan doesn’t tell them what kind of soul mate he’s really looking for—and the fact that he’s already found the man in question. It’s not Josie who’s travelling from London every month to her town property, but her journalist brother Neal. And Dylan meets up with Neal whenever he can.

But decisions must be made for their future. Dylan is risk-averse to everything from overseas travel to coming out, whereas Neal embraces adventure—and now he wants to take Dylan with him.

Horrified that his chance at love will move even further out of his reach,…

Review: A Good Neighbour by Clare London (London Lads #3)

Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
I just found my favorite London Lads book so far! Clare London gives fans and readers a story set in Petersham, a village outside of London, and two men who have been carrying on a very clandestine but very passionate affair. Dylan Philips likes his life as a science teacher at a local college and staying in his house in Petersham. He makes time to visit with his great-aunts, Bess and Mitzi, but when they decide to press him into asking Josie Whitman out, Dylan balks. He likes his neighbor just fine, but it's not Josie that he wants--it's Josie's brother, Neal. Actually, Dylan and Neal have been together, having both been attracted to one another from the moment they met. With Neal usually traveling due to his job as a journalist, they're only able to make time to be together when Neal returns to the house he shares with Josie. But with Dylan still keeping hi…

Book Spotlight: Thaw by Elyse Springer

Thaw (Seasons of Love #2) by Elyse Springer Date Released: April 24, 2017 Riptide Publishing
About Thaw Abigail is content with her quiet life as a librarian. But when she’s invited to a high-profile charity auction, she finds herself dancing with one of the most beautiful women she’s ever met. Abby’s sure she’ll never see her again, but then Gabrielle calls and asks her on a date. And soon after, another.
Supermodel Gabrielle Levesque has a reputation as the Ice Queen—cold and untouchable—except she warms up whenever she’s with Abby. Only Abby isn’t interested in the heat between them; she’s asexual, and she’s worried that admitting as much to Gabrielle might spell the end of their blooming romance.
They’re two different women from two very different worlds, but Abby knows she can love Gabrielle. Her passion for books, travel, and theater prove there’s more to the Ice Queen than meets the eye.  But they’ll have to overcome Abby’s fears—and Gabrielle’s own threatening secrets—in order to f…

Review: Thaw by Elyse Springer (Seasons of Love #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thaw is an F/F romance and it's the second book in author Elyse Springer's Seasons of Love quartet. Abigail (who has no last name...argh!) was introduced in the series starter, Whiteout, and now she gets her own form of a happily-ever-after (okay, maybe more of a happy-for-now) in book two, which she shares with a French Canadian one-time stage actress turned successful fashion model named Gabrielle Levesque. When Abigail agrees to go as her friend's date to an important party, the introvert in her decides to focus on the fact that she'll be able to do one of her favorite things--people watch. When her attention is snagged by a gorgeous and statuesque woman who's been given the moniker of "Ice Queen", the last thing she expects is for Gabrielle to ask her to dance. But that one dance has them going on a date. And while Gabrielle clearly isn't forthcoming w…

Book Spotlight: Retaliate by M.N. Forgy

Retaliate (Sin City Outlaws #3) by M.N. Forgy Date Released: April 24, 2017
About Retaliate Being the Vice President of the Sin City Outlaws Motorcycle Club comes with its perks.
Respect, power, and easy women whenever I want. I have control in everything I do.
Because of that, I wasn’t expecting my president to put me on babysitting duty, and on a female cop of all fucking people. I kill law enforcement, not protect them. 
Alessandra pretends to be the good-guy hiding behind that shiny badge. But I see the darkness dancing in her eyes, and it draws me to her in the worst way. I want to devour that act of innocence, pull her over the line of justice, and into my bed.
I just wasn’t expecting the handful of secrets I got behind that badge of honor I ripped from her chest.  Because now, we’re retaliating against a common enemy together.

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Review: Retaliate by M.N. Forgy (Sin City Outlaws #3)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via TRSoR Promotions in exchange for an honest review. 
Retaliate is the third book in author M.N. Forgy's Sin City Outlaws series and it's one that I've been looking forward to reading ever since I fell in love with the first two books, Reign and Mercy, both of which were about the same couple, MC president Zeek Deluca and a deputy named Jillian Adams. My expectations were sky-high because that's what happens when a story about a known criminal--someone who doesn't really hide the fact that he's an outlaw--and a law enforcer fall in love with each other leaves you impressed. Here, we have Felix Deluca, vice-president of the Sin City Outlaws and Zeek's cousin, and Alessandra Lucas, a deputy and Jillian's best friend. These two didn't like each other or what the other represented. It was an enemies-to-lovers story. Does it sound familiar?
There's a deeper level of dislike that goes on between Felix and Ale…

Book Spotlight: Oceanside Marine by Jennifer Ann

Oceanside Marine (Kendall Family #4) by Jennifer Ann Date Released: April 24, 2017
About Oceanside Marine Fresh out of the Marine Corps, Braden Kendall has settled into a comfortable routine in SoCal with his 3-legged dog and a handful of good friends. Despite being undeniably handsome and perceived as a lady’s man, he’s lonely and tired of meaningless hookups. After becoming pregnant in her teens, Katie Walker dedicated her life to raising her two sons, putting any romantic notions aside until they flew the nest. Now that she’s on her own and free to date, she struggles with putting her needs first.
Though Katie and Braden aren’t related by blood, their families are intertwined by marriage, making a relationship seem forbidden. Katie always found the cocky Marine attractive, but their considerable age difference made him off limits. Little does she know, Braden has been crushing on her for years and can’t get enough of her quirky personality. When they meet up in Vegas for a family celeb…