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Review: Twice in a Lifetime by R.M. Neill (Sheltered Connections #1)

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Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Gay Romance Reviews ARC Team. R.M. Neill is a new-to-me author, and my introduction to her writing is by way of Twice in a Lifetime , the first in her Sheltered Connections series. This being an advance reader copy (ARC), there were certain things that needed some cleaning up, so I'll be borrowing the finished copy via Kindle Unlimited to compare the two once it's been released. For now, this review will be focused on the story itself, which is about Dominic Morenzo, a widower who owns Wild Baloney, a specialty meat and butcher shop, and Micha Jones, a pet groomer who owns Fuzzy's and cat dad to Tux. Two years after losing his beloved wife, Jenny, Dominic decides to move forward by adopting a dog from the local shelter, Austin's Animal House. When he meets a black Labrador mix named Maggie, he's smitten; when he meets Micha, he's mesmerized, but will it make a difference when he realizes that Mich

Release Blitz: Sea of Love by Nic Starr

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Sea of Love by Nic Starr Date Released: October 20, 2021 About Sea of Love The cruise of a lifetime. A reality TV show about romance. Falling in love is inevitable. Evan Williams is the type of guy to stick by his friends, especially when they’ve been hurt and need a favour. And if that favour involves the cruise of a lifetime, then how can he say no? Even when it means pretending to be a devoted boyfriend to Amber and having their fake relationship play out on a reality TV show for all the world to see. Realising his boyfriend is a conceited jerk and dumping him doesn’t stop Harry Bishop from winding up as one half of a supposedly loved-up couple on the Sea of Love TV show. And if that’s not bad enough, he’s faced with temptation in the form of Evan, the perfect blend of boy-next-door-meets-sexy-stud he once crushed on. It’s going to be a long two weeks. Two weeks of competitions, challenges, and confrontations. They’re here to take out the Sea of Love title—just not with

Review: Sea of Love by Nic Starr

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Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design. Sea of Love is a new book from Nic Starr and it features a cast of characters who take part in a reality dating show but with two of the couples not really being all that couple-y. Evan Williams is on the show as a favor to his sister's best friend after she gets cheated on by her ex. On the other hand, Harry Bishop is participating with his ex after getting badgered and guilted into it. Both Evan and Harry know that they only have to pretend to be happily coupled up with their respective partners for two weeks, but what happens when they find themselves drawn to each other? Will Evan and Harry be left adrift or could Sea of Love help these two set sail towards true love and their happily-ever-after? This was a fairly lighthearted read with an interesting pair of main characters, Evan and Harry, who I felt were overshadowed by a supporting character, Amber, aka Evan's sister'

Review: Merry Measure by Lily Morton, narrated by Joel Leslie

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Note: The audiobook was provided by the author via Gay Romance Reviews Audio Team. Who says it's too early to get into the Christmas spirit?! Heck, the Christmas season starts the moment September 1st rolls in. We're nearing the end of October and I've read a few holiday stories already, but Merry Measure is my first holiday audiobook! I read and loved the book last year, so when Lily Morton announced that the audiobook was out, I was thrilled, doubly so because Joel Leslie is the narrator. When Morton and Leslie get together, it's audio gold, and I've yet to listen to one that I haven't loved. Arlo Wright and Jack Cooper's story was a favorite last year, and now, getting to experience it all over again in audio was such a joy. These two were opposites and then there was the added complication of Arlo being the younger brother of Jack's best friend. Paris may wildly considered as the City of Love, but for these two, it was Amsterdam. And sometimes,

Release Blitz: At First Sight by Sharon Michalove

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At First Sight (Global Security Unlimited #1) by Sharon Michalove Release Date: October 22, 2021 About At First Sight She wants a partner she can trust but he can't stop hiding his past. Oxford, England 1993. An awkward American grad student runs into a gorgeous English undergrad with her bicycle. She's embarrassed. He's intrigued. They go their separate ways, but neither forgets. Chicago, Illinois 2013. When Cress Taylor starts receiving anonymous threats, the successful novelist feels her world crashing down. Max Grant turns up at a book signing and wants to renew their fleeting acquaintance. Is the timing coincidental or suspicious? Should she fall into his arms or run like hell? Then the plagiarism accusations start.    A former spy now working for a global security company, Max Grant has always steered clear of relationships—until now. When he sees Cress in a TV interview, his curiosity ignites. Will the spark he felt twenty years ago burst into flame? Cr

Review: At First Sight by Sharon Michalove (Global Security Unlimited #1)

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Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Grey's Promotions. Sharon Michalove is a new-to-me author, and my introduction to her writing was by way of her Global Security Unlimited series starter, At First Sight . A quick peek at Michalove's list of published works has me thinking this is her first work of fiction, but I could be wrong. Either way, this a romantic suspense read featuring main characters Cressida Taylor and Maxim Grant. Their paths initially cross as students in Oxford, England in 1993--Cress as an American graduate student, and Max as an English undergraduate. It proves to be a short but memorable meeting. Fast forward two decades later, and the two meet again. She's a successful author facing anonymous threats and accusations of plagiarism. When Max suddenly shows up at a book signing, Cress is struck with both wonder and wariness. Can she trust the former spy or could he be someone far sinister? One of my favorite things when it com

Release Blitz: Two-Man Team by Amy Aislin

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Two-Man Team (Stick Side #5) by Amy Aislin Date Released: October 20, 2021 About Two-Man Team One wrongful arrest ruined Kris Xappa’s image—and made his NHL team look bad. Now, with orders to keep his head down, the last thing he needs is to develop feelings for his younger teammate—and best friend’s brother. The fact that he can’t stop thinking about their one illicit kiss doesn’t mean anything. Rory Stanton is perfectly capable of taking care of himself and doesn’t need his brother’s best friend keeping an eye on him. Sure, he likes having Kris’s attention, but he’d rather have it for entirely different reasons. Too bad that one kiss they shared wasn’t enough to convince Kris to take a chance on him. When an injury lands Rory in Kris’s care, will these teammates be able to see past the obstacles to become a two-man team? Add Two-Man Team  on Goodreads . Purchase Links Amazon | Apple Books | B&N | Kobo An Excerpt from Two-Man Team