Selling It
Bookreview / June 12, 2016

Selling It is a short story by Sara York, recently republished with a new cover. It was the first time I learned about the story and I liked it very much. It is a small murder mystery combined with a love story and it seems to be working very well. It was a quick read, but I enjoyed it a lot. Blaine Wilson is a police officer in the DC force and he has one very big secret, he is gay. Whenever he feels the need to act on his desires he make sure he goes far away into a place where he will never meet anyone he knows. Blaine used to be a teen prostitute in the past and he still has the scars it left him. So he is determined to keep that part of his life private. But when he meets Andy everything changes. For the first time in a long time he feels things he thought gone for a long time. And it forces him to rethink a lot of things. He comes out at work and is forced to tell his captain about the things that happened in the past. Will their love be strong…

A Mended Man – The Men of Halfway House #4
Bookreview / May 22, 2016

A Mended Man by Jaime Reese is the 4th part in the Halfway House series. Previously I read and reviewed part 1, 2 and 3. I absolutely loved those parts, so I had high hopes for this new chapter to the story. And were those hopes satisfied? Yes and no, but I will get into that later on. In all the previous stories we already met Detective Aidan Calloway, dedicated to his job but always remaining some what mysterious. Now we will finally learn his story and what it is that makes him do the things he does every day. All the other people we met still play a role in the background, but will never take the lead. Aidan is dedicated to his job and fierce about protecting the people and the things he loves the most. He prides himself into never being shocked by anything until one night something happens that does get through his facade. Will he ever be the same again? Jessie Vega has lived through a lot of pain and trouble in his past. Every time he thinks he has left it all behind, something happens to bring it all back again. And so he…

I.N.E.T. #1
Bookreview / May 11, 2016

I.N.E.T. is short for International Narcotics Enforcement & Tracking and is the first novel in the new series by Brenda Cothern. She has never been one of my favorite authors because of her preference for SM, leather and hairy men, but I kind of liked the title so I decided to give it a try. And I am very sorry to say, but this book was just bad in my opinion. I did not even finish it, I just could not get through to the end. Michael Knight is an excellent undercover cop and really likes his job. But because of his name he gets a lot of teasing and jokes and he finds it harder and harder to take. Then one day someone messed with his truck and that was the final drop. Michael decides to quit and walks out of his job. Aaron Slade has been working for I.N.E.T. for several years now and has been send out to meet his new partner. He doesn’t want a new partner, but the higher ups are forcing him into it. So when he sees Michael Knight for the first time, sparks are flying everywhere and the attraction between the men…

Winter Freeze – Rags and Riches #1
Bookreview / March 6, 2016

Winter Freeze is the first novel in the new Rags and Riches series and is all about the way how two people very far apart still meet under certain circumstances and hit it off. Rich or poor, we all need love and we find it in sometimes unusual places. This first story is a prime example of that and it was so sweet and romantic. Winter Freeze refers to the time of year this story is set in, coming into winter real soon. Darren has been kicked out by his parents because he is gay and has been on the streets ever since. Surviving day to day, wondering when you will eat or sleep, it is so easy to get addicted or sell your body for money. He has seen it happen so many times before and he swore never to get that far. But when winter starts and the streets are getting colder and colder, what can you do? Andy is a cop and he loves his job. He is gay but he has no problems with it. His partner recently dumped him and he is once again alone. One night he comes from work and sees someone in…

Fire and Ice – Carlisle Cops #2
Bookreview / July 24, 2015

Fire and Ice is the second novel in the Carlisle cops series by Andrew Grey. As the first part the setting is in the world of police and law enforcement, where men have to be tough and emotion is kept on a tight leash. But everybody needs love, even a stone hard cop…. Carter Schunk is a dedicated police officer with a very big heart, but a somewhat scarred past. One day he is called on the scene of a domestic disturbance and finds a woman, fatally injured and a small boy, Alex, in desperate need of care and love. He calls in help and in walks the one man he never wanted to see again…. Donald (Ice) Ickle lived the hard life and refuses to share his life with anyone, or even let anyone into his heart. He vowed never to be hurt again and also needs some emotional distance to do the work he does. Placing children into foster care requires cold choices sometimes. He had a one night stand with Carter in the past and thought that was it. But when he meets the man again on the scene of a crime, old feelings and emotions start…

Fire and Water – Carlisle Cops #1
Bookreview / July 20, 2015

Fire and Water is the first book in the Carlisle Cops series. These books all about people who look different than everyone else, and think they are not good enough for love. They are destined to live their lives alone, or so they think. But then they find true love after all. Officer Red Markham lost his parents in a nasty car accident, leaving him seriously scared and wounded. As a police officer he only sees the ugly side of life and meets the lowest of the low everywhere he goes. And because of his scar no one will ever want him or even look at him. One night he is called out to the local pool where a young boy almost drowned. Lifeguard Terry Baumgartner saved him and tells so to Red. Red is not surprised when the gorgeous Terry never looks at him twice. Terry hears someone talk about Red and it makes him realize he might just be very shallow and judgmental. His friend Julie challenges him to proof that he isn’t by delivering food to the elderly and the needy. One of his clients is Margie, who turns out to be Reds aunt. So they meet…