Sometimes Love Lasts
Bookreview / July 6, 2016

Sometimes Love Lasts is the new novel by Jake Wells. It deals with matters of homophobia, secret crushes and maybe finding out that love really does last longer than you might think. I found the story to be sweet and very romantic. It kind of plays of on the jock-nerd theme and we all know how much I love that…. Rone Forrester is a high school student, doing all the things he is supposed to be doing. He is intelligent, good looking and athletic, but still happiness seems to elude him every time. His mother recently died of cancer, his father is a tyrant and Rone takes care of his little brother all the time. Because if he doesn’t that who does? And because life is never easy Rone starts developing romantic feelings for his best friend Carson Harrington. Rone really wants to be a doctor and he is determined to make that happen. So when a little accident forces him to come out, his homophobic father and general shame make Rone run away and leave everything behind. He wants to start a new life in Los Angeles, but quickly learns that life there isn’t easy at all. And he…

Finding Julien – Love in Secret Book 1
Bookreview / March 5, 2016

Finding Julien is the first book in the new Love in Secret series by Genevieve Wolfe. As far as I know this is the first book I read from this author, but if they are all like this, I will be wanting more. The story is sweet, romantic, breath taking and just very good written. I loved it so much !! Julien is the youngest son of a British aristocrat and just turned 21. He has enrolled in a college in Boston looking to get as far away from his family as possible. They will never accept that he is gay and so he needs to get some distance from them to find himself. Darius is a college student, working as a bartender in his uncles club. He is completely focused on work and school. He doesn’t want to let anyone in his heart, because he knows it will end up hurting him again. And he will do anything to prevent that from happening. But then Julien walks in to the club with some friends, celebrating his 21st birthday. The attraction between them is fast and instant, but will they be able to make it work? The constant threat of…

Boyfriend For The Weekend – Boyfriend #1
Bookreview / September 26, 2015

¬†Boyfriend for the Weekend is part 1 in the new Boyfriend series by Diana DeRicci. It is all about finding the right man in the last place you thought possible. Sometimes love needs a little nudge to fall in place. Jayden Sindler is invited to his sisters wedding, but she warned him he better bring a date or she will not be responsible for all the single women trying to go after him. But Jayden is a notorious player, never holding on to the same person for long, and besides he is gay. So what is he to do? Then he meets Nash Vargas, only 19 years old and recently kicked out of his home by a homophobic father. Jayden invites him to go along to the wedding, pretending to be his boyfriend for the weekend so Jayden is safe. And it will give Nash a chance to venture out in the gay world without danger. But the more time they spend together, the more they learn there might be a chance for real love in here. Maybe they don’t want to pretend anymore and make this a real thing. Can they really do that? Will they be able to…

Knave of Broken Hearts – Love in Laguna #2
Bookreview / August 10, 2015

Knave of Broken Hearts is part 2 in the Love in Laguna series by Tara Lain, one of my most favorite authors. In part 1 we met Billy and Shaz, who despite their differences found each other and fell in love head over heels. We also met Jim Carney as part of Billy’s work crew and this second book tells the story of Jim. Jim ran away from home at age 16, escaping from his very controlling and homophobic father. Since then he has made his own way in life, working in construction wherever he could. Finally he ends up working for Billy Ballew and he admires him a whole lot. When Billy finally came out as gay, Jim admired him even more and he is very happy for Billy and Shaz. This second novel starts just after the wedding of Billy and Shaz. They are leaving for their honeymoon and Billy asks Jim to be his construction supervisor and take over for him while he is gone. Jim is honored, but a bit nervous about so much responsibility. Part of the new job is a physical exam and Jim goes to see the doctor, only to run into the…

Out of the Rain
Bookreview / July 30, 2015

Out of the Rain is the latest short story by Renae Kaye and as with all her books this one is hot, sizzling and very sexy. Only 38 pages though, so not too much is happening. Mitch is an electrician, owning his own company and getting through life very well. At 38 he has life experience but never expected to find love or romance in his life. Who would want to be with a guy like him after all. Then one night his elderly neighbour calls him. There is a man sitting in her garden, out in the pouring rain and she doesn’t know what to do. Mitch goes over there and finds Elijah, very drunk and very sad. Mitch takes him home out of the rain and puts him up for the night. The next day he learns that Elijah told his parents he was gay and they kicked him out of the house. Now he has nothing and no one and just has to find his way in life again. Mitch likes the young man a lot but he is too young, too pretty and too bruised for him. What he feels inside could never be real… Slowly…

Canning the Center – Long Pass Chronicles #2
Bookreview / June 14, 2015

Canning the Center is the second part in the Long Pass Chronicles and closely relates to part 1. In part 1 we already met Jamal Jones, and in part 2 we learn so much more about him. He has always maintained that he is bi and has no problem with that. His parents and sister totally approve. And yet, Jamal is afraid to come out on the football field. The new owner of the team makes it very clear he will not tolerate gay people on his team. So Jamal decides to stay in the closet and limit his adventures to females. But then his friends introduce him to Trixie LaRue, a performer in a drag show. Jamal falls for her head over heels and immediately decides to chase this wonderful person, if it is the last thing he will do. Trixie is Trevor Landry in reality. He is a brilliant mathematician with an intelligence of the scale. But Trevor hides his intelligence and his love for female clothing for the world. He is afraid no one will ever like him and take him in the way he is. Until he meets Jamal, a big strong man and everything he…