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 differen...

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. ...

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 mana...

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...

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, prete...

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...

Point of No Return – Turning Point 1
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

Point of No Return is the first book in the Turning Point series, a series about people forced to make important decisions that could be a turning point in their life. Matthew Elliot is a cop, one of the best detectives in LA. Somewhat famous and very well liked by all who know him. But Matthew has a deep dark secret, he is secretly gay and doesn’t want anyone to know about it. He manages to hide it very well, until he meets Ki...

Cold Feet
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

Sam and Ryan are two friends. They want to spend Christmas in a small cottage in Wales, with two other friends. They are the first to arrive, only to learn that their friends can’t make it because of car trouble. And to make things even worse, an insane amount of snow starts to fall, completely blocking them in. So with nowhere to go and not that much to do, both boys are forced to confront their feelings. Sam is gay and has al...

Vincent’s Thanksgiving Date
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

Vincent lives alone in his apartment and is very shy. In his own words “I’m not very good with people” All he wants is to spend Thanksgiving alone with the parade on tv, a pie and a bottle of wine. But that is not what his handsome neighbor Cory wants. Cory has had a secret crush on Vincent forever and this year he will make sure he gets what he wants. Knocking on Vincent’s door, pretending there is some holid...

And Manny Makes Seven
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

This book is the third part in the “Mannies Incorporated” series, and if it is up to me I hope it is the last one. I blogged about part 1 here and about part 2 here. In this third book the manny in question, Hutch, starts working for Adam and his five brothers and sisters. They lost their parents and recently Adam’s academic mentor. Adam has tried to keep his brothers and sisters together the best he can, but he is ...

If I Told You So
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

If I Told You So falls in the Young Adult category, since it is about young people (16 or so). There is a small gay theme, but that is not the major point of the story. Sean Jackson is turning 16 this summer and because he doesn’t want to spend the summer with his dad in another state he finds himself a summer job. Ofcourse all the cool places are already taken, so he ends up selling ice cream in a bright pink shirt, making new...

Angel in a Book Shop
Bookreview / January 8, 2015

Angel in a Book Shop is another story that can be placed under Christmas stories. Short, sweet and very romantic, it provides for a quick but fun read. Joshua Blakeman recently lost his father. All he left to him and his mother is a small bookshop called Chapter One. Placed in London in a quiet square near St Pauls Cathedral it is completely boarded up and hasn’t been opened in over a year. Joshua goes in to clear the place out...