Begin Again – Rags and Riches #9
Bookreview / August 13, 2017

Begin Again is the latest addition to the Rags and Riches series by E.M. Leya. The basic principle of the series is always the same. Two different people meet, one is always poor or otherwise in a bad state, and the other one is rich or at least better of. They meet and hit it off straight away, overcoming all the problems between them. I have read every other part in the series and I have always loved them. And this latest part is no difference, it was a heart warming story all over again. But since we are already at part 9, I am beginning to wonder how long you can keep the series going. At some point all the possible combinations must run out I guess. Tyler (who we already met in an earlier book from the series) had it all in his life. The perfect job, the perfect boyfriend and the perfect friends. But now it is all gone. He has made bad choices, nurtured a drug addiction and suffered from severe anger issues. In the end it landed him in jail for three months, and when he is released he has nothing and is forced to…

Textual Relations
Bookreview / August 12, 2017

Henry Hathaway is a professor who spends his birthday the same every year. He gets his teeth cleaned and then has dinner with his brother. His has been like that for years and this year will be no difference. Or will it? In the middle of dinner with his brother he receives a text message confirming details of date with some one called Ash. Henry doesn’t know someone with that name, so the message must have been sent to the wrong person. But Henry does what any considerate person would do, he goes to the place of the date to explain to Ash what happened and why their date never showed up. Asher Wescott was set up with a blind date and he never expected it to go so well. He is very happy that Henry even showed up, and Asher thinks Henry is one the most charming men he ever met. So when Henry starts explaining what really happened, Asher is slightly disappointed. But for some reason the two men hit it off and a friendship is born. Will it ever be more than just that? Henry has always been sure he is straight, his one and only girlfriend…

Tops Down, Bottoms Up
Bookreview / August 10, 2017

This book was send to me as an eARC by the wonderful Jay Northcote and he asked me to read it and review it. And of course I did, because I love Jay and will read anything he puts out. So here we go. Rowan is at the last place he wants to be, but he made a promise to a friend and so here he is. Stuck at some folk festival surrounded by people he doesn’t know and doesn’t want to know, because it is totally not his scene. He can manage all the yoga and singing, but he draws the line at morris dancing. Old men dancing around with sticks, so not his thing. But when the group starts and he sees the big and sexy Seth, he might have to change his mind. Seth is everything he ever dreamed about, the man of his dreams. So when Seth asks him to join in a morris dancing workshop, he happily agrees. Attraction is mutual and pretty soon the sparks are flying and it is clear they both want each other A workshop leads to a night of passion, hastily interrupted when Rowan has to get back home, but…

His Royal Favorite – His Royal Secret #2
Bookreview / August 9, 2017

As promised when I talked about part 1 I also read part 2 in the series and I will tell you all about it today. Let me start of by telling that part 2 in the series was quite good, but in some ways it left me wanting more and with unanswered questions. When we left part 1 James was about to come out to the public eye and telling the world he is a gay man and deeply in love with Benjamin. But when he reveals that to the world, it will also mean exposing Benjamin as his partner. Is Benjamin truly ready for being the partner of the next in line for the throne. He will never have a moment of peace or privacy anymore and the press will be hunting him wherever he goes. And will he be able to keep working as a reporter or not? So when the news finally breaks all over the world, the deep dark secrets from the past will also be brought out to light. And some of those things where never meant to come out again. Will James be able to deal with Benjamins past or not? Will their love be…

His Royal Secret – His Royal Secret #1
Bookreview / August 7, 2017

Imagine a world where the crown prince of England is gay and desperately seeking for someone to fill the gap in his life. Always in the publics eye he is used to keeping up appearances. But being gay is the biggest secret of them all, and apart from a few people nobody knows about it. As far as the people go, James is straight and next in line for the throne of England. Lady Cassandra is his best friend and has always acted as his beard, pretending to be his girlfriend when needed and causing distraction when wanted. So far the deception has worked. James really wants to come out, but he knows he can’t. Because when he does, he will be removed from the line and the throne will fall to his sister Amelia. But Amelia has problems of her own and is in no way fit for the position. For her, James will keep the secret forever if he has to. While on a holiday in Kenya, James meets Benjamin Dahan, a reporter for a big newspaper. Fate forces them together for a while and soon James finds himself intrigued by Benjamin and wanting to know more about…

Imagines – Imago #2
Bookreview / August 6, 2017

Imagines is part 2 in the Imago series, which logically follows part 1 in the series. Immediately after finishing part 1 I started the second part, because I had to know what happened next. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Lawson and Jack have been together for 6 months now, and are still madly in love with each other. Lawson is still very much involved in saving the new found species of butterfly, the Tillman Copper. Jack is working very hard to deal with the aftermath of a big fire they had that destroyed a big part of the forest. Tired from working, Jack suggest they take a trip together for some much needed rest and vacation. Lawson agrees, but he is offered a 2 week stay in Queensland to help deal with another butterfly problem. So they figure they can mix work and pleasure and fly out to beautiful Queensland. Lawson is working side by side with world famous professor Piers Bonfils, who seems to be taking an interest in Lawson more than just professional. Will Lawson be able to deal with that or not? Aside from that Lawson is offered a more permanent position in Queensland. So now he…