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P.D. Singer
K.Z. Snow
Don't Read in the Closet: Volume Four
Megan Derr, Mark Alders, Rory Auden, Poppy Dennison, Charles Edward, R.L. Ferguson, S.A. Garcia, David Greene, Kathleen Hayes, Kayla Jameth, K-lee Klein, Celia Kyle, Taylor Law, Elizabeth Lister, Ryan Loveless, Selah March, Michele L. Montgomery, Zahra
With Caution (With or Without Series, #3)
J.L. Langley

Unthinkable (Tate Pack, #1)

Unthinkable (Tate Pack, #1) - Vicktor Alexander I am not going to get into much of the bad. Just know it's wasn't my cuppa.

Now, if I am not mistaken Ohio does not allow gay marriage. GAH! I hate that term "gay marriage", I hope my kids will live in a time where it's just called marriage. Anyway, I was really thrown off by that. Actually, I know that they don't. In 2004 it was banned along with civil unions and I don't believe that has been changed...YET! Don't ask me about domestic partnerships, because I have no idea. So, I was bummed this info was wrong--considering it was first published in 2011.

Wrong info again: AL had triplets, that's 3, but yet she only gave birth to 2? I was really scratching my head on that one. I REALLY hope the author didn't mean vaginal birth for 2 and a c/s for the last one, because have a c/s is still giving birth.

LaGuardia is not in NJ.

A couple of things that had me rolling my eyes...Vet comes to NY to "collect" Richard and tell him about the triplets and drag him back to TX. Richard just goes along with it. Not demanding to see paperwork, not freaking out over RAISING 3 KIDS with a stranger, also how about no freak out over turning into a wolf man in the middle of sex. COME ON!

It also would have been nice to see the HUGE battle on page. I was bummed we didn't get it :(

2 stars for Richard talking down to Ton after just meeting him. Made me laugh so hard.

(I am going to read the 2nd one, because I liked Ton.)
Your Biggest FAN (Greek's Invented Love #1) - Missy Welsh What can I say about this? First and foremost I want to hug the living sh*t out of Truman. I want to hold him and tell him everything is okay. He broke my heart. I literally had to put this book aside for the night because of Truman. He got to me in a way not many characters do.

For some reason I pictured them older and I think I would have liked it more if they WERE older than 18. They acted older, that's for sure. Especially Stasi.

Truman is a deep in the closet. So deep in the closet he's in Narnia. His family abandoned him after a bad "break up" and now he can't ever let anyone know he's gay. He's attending college on scholarships--one for academia and athletic. He's actually living in a jock dorm. Jock dorm + Gay Jock = one hell of a scary place! He keeps his head down and isolated in his room most of the time. He can not afford to get kicked out of the dorm or lose the scholarship, so he keeps to himself. One day he's in the library studying and he sees Stasi and he had no idea his world would be flipped upside down.

About Stasi, I really liked him and his stalkerish ways. However, I was NOT happy about him telling people about Truman. I don't care how much you trust them, it was NOT his secret to tell! I liked how he slowly let Truman come into his own and watched his confidence grow. He let Truman, just be Tru. Accepted him as is and never said a word.

"Hello, brand new kink!"

Now, what would I have liked to have seen? Truman and Stasi out in public more. I would have liked the Epi to have been later than a week after everything happened.

One thing I hated? The cover. Stasi is a bear and yet dude on the cover is shiny smooth.

Without Reservations - J.L. Langley 3.5 Stars

Well, I really enjoyed this. I laughed quite a bit and loved Chay and Keaton. I especially loved how fun they were and the nicknames Chay gave Keaton. I think my favorite was "princess" though. That scene had me almost waking up my kids from laughing.

To be honest, I thought that everyone was a little too accepting of their relationship, including Chay himself.

I was really hoping for an epic battle considering how strong Keaton was, but it wasn't even him that fought! I wanted to see a knock down drag out fight.

Don't judge, but I thought the sex was a little too much and at inappropriate times. I mean, almost immediately after a car accident with a concussion? Give me a break. I get wanting to be close and offering comfort, but can't you do that without having sex?

I am interested in Remi and Jake! Can't wait til the next book.
Werewolf at the Zoo - Charlie Richards 2.5 Stars?

I was getting a little tired of the 'ye' speak. I get it, you're Irish, but are 'ye' and 'aye' the only words you know?

The easy acceptance from Travis made me roll my eyes, but it wasn't too bad after he explained it.

I would have liked a little more conflict with Clyde and George. Also, could have used a little more of that possessiveness from Rainy.

I'll read the next one, since the alpha and Lark caught my interest.

Where the Allegheny Meets the Monongahela - Felicia Watson Man, I have so many conflicting emotions going on right now. I think it's best to wait til the morning to write up my full review.
Knockout - Leora Stark I'll say this, I wanted to love it. I had high hopes, but in my opinion it did not succeed.

First off, Tyler picks up and moves from NY to LA without even knowing if Jamie will take him on. What happens when Jamie says no? Dumb move, Tyler!

Second, where the hell was the training and boxing? I wanted more of that! It's why I bought the damn book. I love reading about the ins and outs of the sport, but I got one match described--and it was short to boot. That was it.

Three, there was a whole lot of telling and not a lot of showing. Time passed too quickly (ie. 2 weeks later...)

Four, the Epilogue was horrid. Sorry, but it's the truth. Wouldn't Tyler want to find his brother to see if he's still alive or okay? I mean, it's blood. You don't have to support his habit or anything, but just know where he's at and if he's alive. He hasn't seem him for 7 years and apparently fine with it? Not cool. But yet, starts a home called Sam's Place after him.

Overall, I was disappointed, but 2 stars for charity boxing camp!
In the Shadow of a Hero - Anna Mayle Hot damn, this was gearing up to be a 5 star read from me. Everything was going great. I loved the story, the gritty darkness (which I wasn't expecting), it was wordy-but beautifully put, it had the right amount of action, and it kept me turning the pages on the edge of my seat. What went wrong? In my opinion...the ending. What happened? Okay, I am getting ahead of myself. Let's go back to the beginning.

Maxwell is a vagrant who has lived most of his life on the streets. He knows his way around and how to keep out of sight. He's also a homeless vigilante. He trusts 1 person and in my opinion incredibly loyal. My heart broke for Maxwell. One night he's asleep on his fire escape and he hears a scuffle. He would normally let it go, but he sees the rent boy and he's young, too young. He decides to help. Little does he know that saving this rent boy was going to change the way he views his life. When he wakes up again he looks down and sees a dead body. He didn't put it there, but didn't know who. He reacts without thinking and realizes someone saw him on the fire escape. He's now a suspect.

Nick is a cop who lives in the building next to the alley the dead guy was found and saw the suspect on the fire escape. He does what he has to do and goes after the suspect. When he brings into the station Nick doesn't like the way Maxwell is treated and keeps an eye on him. Nick is thrown on the case, even though he's a beat cop. Nick has no idea that taking in Maxwell meant having his life on the line as well.

Nick and Maxwell realize that the dead guy in the alley is related to a bigger operation that Maxwell is all too familiar with. Maxwell won't have another dead cop on his hands, but can't seem to pull away from Nick because he knows he has to keep him safe. Nick only wants to keep Maxwell safe, but doesn't know who he can trust. There is too much corruption in the police force.

The ending: What happened with the dirty cops? Did Nick apologize for the fight? What about Jake--was he really an asshole? Did Nick and Maxwell bareback? Seriously? Nick didn't have anything to say about that? Did Maxwell ever tell Nick he was a virgin? Does Maxwell still help The Whistler?

Overall, I thought this was great. Minus the descriptors used as names "the small man", "the vagrant", "the redhead", "the dirt-coated man", "the cop", "the watcher", "the bigger man", etc. Definitely not flowery and it's a GFY which I thought happened too fast.
Brier's Bargain (Bodyguards in Love #1) - Carol Lynne review to come
The Lonely Heart - K.M. Mahoney review to come soon
Marked - Joely Skye Review to come
Rescued (Southwestern Shifters, #1) - Bailey Bradford Review to come

Heart Song (True Blood Mate, #1)

Heart Song (True Blood Mate, #1) - Stormy Glenn Review to come
Like Coffee and Doughnuts (Dino Martini Mysteries, #1) - Elle Parker How much do I love Seth? He's hilarious.

Dino Martini is a PI in Florida. He's old school, a gentleman, who was taught that chivalry is the way to go. He listens to Dean Martin and Peggy Lee, drives Matilda ;), drinks amaretto and whiskey, and carries a gun. His best friend and the guy who has his back is Seth Donnelly, a local mechanic, and always ready for a fight and the next warm body. He's a complete player and will have sex with anyone gender doesn't matter. He'll also eat whatever you put in front of him, so don't reach for the salt ;)

When working as a repo man with Seth they come across a mysterious package. Dino's curiosity gets the best of him and he can't let it go. Little does he know but that package is going to cause problems, lots and lots of problems.

While that is going on he has to come to terms with his feelings for his best friend. Seth makes a move on him and he's not sure how to take it. Oh, I didn't mention that Dino was straight? Yeah, but I like how Seth being a guy wasn't an issue, per se. It went deeper than that.

Will they figure it all out and keep themselves alive?

Oh and I LOVE the "Golden Girls".
Demolished - Astrid Amara So how 'bout it, eh?! What was supposed to be a random hook up online turns into something much much more.

Felix Bracks killed 4 of his friends in high school in a car accident. He was injured as well and was in a coma for 8 months. When he got out of the hospital the entire town hated him and called him a murderer. For 5 years he's lived with that guilt. Lonely, that's what he is.

Calvin Quarry is lonely too. He's looking for hook ups online that cater to his specific kinks. After a month of talking to someone online he finally sets up a meeting. Low and behold it's Felix Bracks. The guy that killed his best friend all those years ago. Cal can't believe it. He storms out, but after a few "chance" run ins with Felix he finally gives in to let him tell HIS side of the story since he never got to tell it.

While THAT is going on, something is going on with Cal's 16 year old cousin, Robby. What he doesn't know, but he knows it's bad and Robby is hiding something major. Robby won't talk about it though and he lies anytime Cal brings it up. The only thing Cal knows for certain is that drugs are involved. Robby is tweaked all the time.

**Enter my rant** Robby is 16 and staying with Cal. Sure that's great, I mean, Robby feels comfortable talking to Cal and Cal takes the role as big brother. Great! I love that, BUT, you have a 16 year old kid living in your house who you know is on drugs. DO NOT LET THAT KID OUT OF YOUR SIGHT! Take him to school and pick his ass up. Keep him clean and get his grades up. Don't let him run the roads with his friends while you go get your rocks off. I can't even begin to tell you how upset I was the way that Cal was handling the situation with Robby. **End of rant**

Overall, this is probably one of the best stories I've read in a while. However, I wanted more out of the ending. I wanted to see the chaos as it happened.

Good Bones (Bones, #1) - Kim Fielding 3.5 Stars

Review to come soon. I will say this though, Chris was a dick and frankly I couldn't get on board with his attitude. I'll write more later. I am going to finally get to bed before 4am so maybe I can get 6 hours of sleep instead of 3 :)
Good Bones (Bones, #1) - Kim Fielding 3.5 Stars

Review to come soon. I will say this though, Chris was a dick and frankly I couldn't get on board with his attitude. I'll write more later. I am going to finally get to bed before 4am so maybe I can get 6 hours of sleep instead of 3 :)