An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities) by KJ Charles

I love KJ Charles.  I’m just putting that out there.  I didn’t set out to love her.  As I’ve said before, I don’t tend to go for historical fiction, but she has won me over.  Two of her books were soft fives, but every other one, they’ve been strong fives for me, and that includes…

An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles

An Unseen Attraction, part of the Sins of the Cities series, takes place about fifty years after the Society of Gentlemen series, which is where I first fell in love with Charles’ work.  I don’t, as a rule, like historical fiction because I usually find it contrived–same plots and characters as today, but with different clothes–just…

Strip For Me by Ava Sterling

Penelope is so prudish at the start of this novella, but she knows she has a right to feel comfortable, sexually speaking, as she is 32 years old.  Let’s just say, she really came into herself in a few short weeks of coming by herself, LOL! And, Midnight is HOT- sexy and funny. Cheeky in…

Forbidden Desires by Ava Sterling

Sure, this is a Step Brother trope, but that’s not where the fun is.  It’s the banter and sizzle that make this dozen or so pages shine. Crystal is a fun secondary character to Cara’s main character.  The sarcasm really works between these two.  And, the step-brother, Brad, well, he’s blunt, charming, and everything that…

Devoted by Sierra Riley

I love Sierra Riley.  Her stories have depth of emotion, slow build, and then, BAMB, hot, combustible sex.  Who could ask for more? I also particularly like the straight(ish) to gay trope.  There’s just something about a person discovering an integral part of themselves that makes it sing to me.  And we have that here….

Unconventional by Avery Aster

Avery Aster was kind enough to provide an advanced copy via NetGalley for an honest review. Let me begin by saying that I love The Manhattanites series. I was thrilled to get a sneak peak at the latest offering. I love the wit, the drama, the over-the-topness, the depth of the relationships. I love how…

Teacher Takes Charge by Ava Sterling

Teacher Takes Charge is a f/f vignette between a slightly frustrated, sexy, take charge professor, and her slightly frustrated, sexy, wanting to take charge TA. It’s amazing to me how, in a mere 14 pages, Sterling can convey so much about her characters’ personalities and can set the stage so that the reader feels the…

Straight Guys Series (Straight Boy, Just a Bit Twisted, Just a Bit Obsessed, Just a Bit Unhealthy, Just a Bit Wrong, Just a Bit Confusing)

This series is a guilty pleasure for me.  The tales are just so wrong, unhealthy, twisted…  But, they’re irresistible, too.  Each of the stories features a guy who doesn’t quite know what he’s getting himself into, a manipulative guy, and an awkward, but totally hot relationship.  There’s always a power play, emotional sabotage, kinkiness, and…

Tied Together

Heller deftly tells this story in three parts, spanning over a decade.  The first takes place in high school, the second in college, and the third begins twelve years after they last saw each other in college.  This gives a bit of the tale away: they’re friends during their youth, then lovers, and boy, did…

Nice Guys’ Series (Double Full, Full Disclosure, Full Domain)

I want to begin by telling you, straight-out, I love Kindle Alexander’s work.  She wrote one of the first m/m books I’ve read (Always), and is probably guilty of getting me hooked on the sub-genre.  Confession done. The Nice Guys series is beautiful in every way.  The MCs are hot.  Their souls might be dirty,…

Unsaid (Manhattanites)

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Somehow, Aster is able to make characters who are both larger-than-life, but realistic. I felt like I knew each one, from the main characters (Miguel and Blake) to the secondary characters, who are, of course, main characters in other books of the…

The Riley Brothers (Buzz,Clang, Swish)

 Photo provided by: https://www.goodreads.com/series/167800-the-riley-brothers The Riley Brothers is a sweet m/m series by E. Davies.  Middle brother, Cam, starts us off, in Buzz.  He’s a bit too perfect, which does cause his character to have less depth than I generally prefer.  His health and career situation is gripping, and he’s partially closeted, so there is some…