Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hairpin Curve by Aesthetic_bane

Hairpin Curve by Aesthetic_bane

Magnus and Alec are dancers trying to make a living doing something they love. When Alec meets an enchanting dance instructor, he is immediately captivated. Although he loves spending time with Magnus, past hurts and scars always have a way of reappearing at the most inopportune times. Will Alec be able to push through those issues and live his best life with a wonderful man by his side?

This is a lovely story that I'm really enjoying. It's nice to see Magnus and Alec in this type of AU setting because I can easily imagine Magnus as a dancer since he's naturally graceful, and the actor who portrays him, Harry Shum Jr, is also a professional dancer. Imagining Alec doing ballet and jazz is a very pleasant thought. If you're in the mood for a story that is full of fluff with a nice dose of angst, Hairpin Curve is for you!

~ M

photo credit: People Magazine
photo edit credit: max_maks_art

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Out of the Ocean by Lynn Michaels

Length: 26,500 words approx.


Cal Bigsby spent his life working the fishing boats and ignoring who he really is and what he needs to be happy.

Prescott ‘Scott’ Vandenburton is being primed to take over Daddy’s company, but he craves a life of his own. His only escape is sailing his yacht.

When a freak storm hits, both are forced to think about life from a whole new perspective.

Shipwrecked, fighting for their lives, and finding unexpected love.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Would It Be Okay to Love You? Box Set by Amy Tasukada

Length: 287 pages


A robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. Will their secrets overwhelm their love?

Sato doesn’t get out much. The anime company accountant spends his days at a desk and his nights working on his own small-scale robots. His geeky life is like a dream, but it has just one piece missing…

The world only knows outgoing playboy Aoi for his moans. The budding voice actor has sworn off relationships since they’ll only distract him from his budding voice acting career. That was until he met Sato.

As Aoi’s popularity rises and secrets about his past begin to reveal themselves, can the accountant and the voice actor rise above their problems to create something real?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Say Something! by Icylightning

Say Something! by Icylightning

In a world where soulmates receive a completed mark when their special person speaks their name, Alec was resigned to being alone. Heartbreaking trauma caused him to become mute and he has not spoken a single word in 10 years. When a gorgeous and kindhearted man stumbles into his coffee shop and life, Alec wonders if Magnus could be the one.

I always find soulmate AUs to be really sweet and this story is no exception. The added obstable of Alec's muteness adds an interesting element of suspense and tension that I liked. The relationship between Magnus and Alec is so incredibly adorable that you will fall in love with this couple many times over. Be sure to give this story a try! It's so worth it!

~ M

photo credit: Comic Con International

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hate Before Love by Malec_lightwood_bane

Hate Before Love by Malec_lightwood_bane

Magnus and Alec are two prominent and talented chefs in New York City. One would expect them to have a healthy rivalry since they work in the same industry, but they're actually enemies and have been for a decade. No one really knows why, but they've hated each other for so long that they know no other way. When a mutual friend brings them together, Alec and Magnus must come to terms with their new feelings and how this change will affect their lives going forward.

Enemies to lovers stories are always fun to read and this is no exception. Magnus and Alec are so snarky to each other that you can't help but laugh, but there's also an underlying attraction that makes you want to scream out, "just kiss already!" lol There are some interesting twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, but there are also some truly sweet and tender moments that will warm your heart. Give this story a try!

~ M

Monday, March 5, 2018

Book Review & GIVEAWAY: Promise Me We'll Be Okay by Nell Iris

What do you do when your past comes knocking?

Six hundred and ninety-five days. That's how long it's been since Jude's fiancé broke off their engagement. With the help of his brother and his all-encompassing love for music, Jude glued the broken pieces of his heart back together, but when his ex shows up on his doorstep late one evening, Jude fears it will fall apart again.

Two years ago, Vincent made a terrible mistake. He left the love of his life for stupid, ill-advised reasons. It took a traumatic event to bring what was truly important in his life into focus. Older and wiser, he's now ready to do whatever it takes to win Jude back.

Their chemistry is as explosive as ever, but will they be able to work through the real issues? Can trust once broken be rebuilt?

This is a sweet, pretty uncomplicated read. All of the characters are likable and I enjoyed watching this small slice of their lives. Although I was happy with the overall direction Jude and Vincent's relationship took, it felt like it wrapped up a little too neatly and easily. To be honest, I expected more of a fight, but all in all, it was a pleasant second-chance-at-love story. The side character, Benji, really stole the show and I would love to see him get his own book one day.

3.5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Winter Cowboy (Whisper Ridge, Wyoming #1) by R.J. Scott

Length: 70,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Micah Lennox left Whisper Ridge after promising the man he loved that he would never return. But the only way he knows to keep his pregnant sister and nephew safe is to go home. Spending winter in Wyoming opens too many old wounds, but he's on the run from justice which can't be far behind, and this is his last chance at redemption.

After a hostage situation leaves Doctor Daniel Sheridan struggling with PTSD, he returns to Whisper Ridge. Joining his dad in family practice is a balm to soothe his exhausted soul, and somehow, he finds a peace he can live with. That is until he meets Micah in a frozen graveyard, and the years of anger and feelings of betrayal boiling inside him, erupt.

Two broken men fight and scratch for their lives and that of their families, and somehow, in the middle of it all, they find each other.

Is it possible that love can be rekindled and become a forever to believe in?