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lizblue

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  • After the Sunset - Mary Calmes
     

    After the SunsetMary Calmes

    8 ratings
    Average wait: 59d, 19h

    Sequel to Timing Two years after riding off into the sunset with ranch owner Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss has made a tentative peace with his new life, teaching at a community college. But the course of true love never does run smooth. Rand w… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about After the Sunset 2 years ago
    Deliciously overwrought. I immediately bought the first in the series.
  • Change of Heart (Change of H... - Mary Calmes
     

    Change of Heart (Change of H...Mary Calmes

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 92d, 15h

    Change of Heart: Book One

    As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels brin… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Change of Heart (Change of Heart Series Book 1) 2 years ago
    Feels like fanfiction, which is not to say that it's bad. Cracktastic, actually. Weak worldbuilding.
  • Dark Citadel [Masters of the... - Cherise Sinclair
     

    Dark Citadel [Masters of the...Cherise Sinclair

    19 ratings

    Series: Masters of the Shadowlands; Previous Book: Club ShadowlandsGenre: BDSM Erotic ContemporaryAfter Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner’s Night at Club Shadowlands, she’s given the option to continue with an experienced dominan… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Dark Citadel [Masters of the Shadowlands 2] 2 years ago
    Not very different from the others in the series...but if it ain't broke...
  • Duck! (Avian Shifters Series... - Kim Dare
     

    Duck! (Avian Shifters Series...Kim Dare

    12 ratings

    Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.But with species comes rank, and rank is… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Duck! (Avian Shifters Series, Book One) 2 years ago
    Entertaining, unexpected, sexy, emotional--so much more depth than anything else I've read by Dare.
  • Fish & Chips (Cut & Run Seri... - Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
     

    Fish & Chips (Cut & Run Seri...Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

    11 ratings
    Average wait: 36d, 7h

    Cut & Run Series Book Three: Sequel to Sticks & Stones

    Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they’re … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Fish & Chips (Cut & Run Series Book 3) 2 years ago
    I no longer find these two amusing.
  • Hemovore - Jordan Castillo Price
     

    HemovoreJordan Castillo Price

    6 ratings
    Average wait: 5d, 2h

    Can art imitate death? Oh no, girlfriend. Don’t even go there… Ten years ago, the Human Hemovore Virus blazed through the world, and left the few victims who survived unable to eat, allergic to sunlight and craving the taste of blood. Mark … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Hemovore 2 years ago
    Complex & fascinating urban fantasy--as strong as anything out there in the mainstream.
  • Lost Treasure - Kate Sherwood
     

    Lost TreasureKate Sherwood

    4 ratings
    Average wait: 158d, 1h

    When Kyle Champlain’s grandmother, Molly, passes away, he returns to Wetlake, Canada, to settle her estate. Kyle spent his summers in Wetlake as a child, and now he has the chance to renew his acquaintance with some old friends, including R… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Lost Treasure 2 years ago
    Straightforward contemporary romance; lots of tension due to believable obstacles. Good stuff.
  • Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cocktail) - Laura Baumbach, Josh Lanyon
     

    Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cocktail)Laura Baumbach, Josh Lanyon

    7 ratings
    Average wait: 19d, 17h

    In this town, danger moves to a steamy Latin beat. Crimes & Cocktails, Book 1 SFPD detective Gabriel Sandalini might as well have put a gun to his own head. One red-hot sexual encounter in a bar’s back room has put two years of deep underco… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cocktail) 2 years ago
    Excellent suspense that went in a direction I was totally not expecting. Strong romance, too.
  • Room at the Top - Jane Davitt, Alexa Snow
     

    Room at the TopJane Davitt, Alexa Snow

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 151d, 23h

    Genre: BDSM LGBT Contemporary MenageAustin and Jay want a dom in their lives, but not a third person in their bed. When their dom moves away, replacing him turns out to be trickier than they’d thought and the two of them are getting despera… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Room at the Top 2 years ago
    Compelling, interesting, very sexy. Most of all I loved the characterization.
  • Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run S... - Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
     

    Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run S...Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux

    10 ratings
    Average wait: 40d, 5h

    Cut & Run Series Book Two - Sequel to Cut & Run

    Six months after nearly losing their lives to a serial killer in New York City, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are suffering through something almost as frightening: the monoton… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run Series Book 2) 2 years ago
    Reasonably good. This was suspense with a romance subplot; both parts were ok by not great.
  • Ties that Bind (Men of Honor) - SE Jakes
     

    Ties that Bind (Men of Honor)SE Jakes

    6 ratings
    Average wait: 50d, 0h

    Can two men let go of the past in order to find their future together? Men of Honor, Book 3When helo pilot Glen Rhodes flies Navy SEALs into the most dangerous places on earth, he has nerves of steel. Since his trusted Dom’s death three yea… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Ties that Bind (Men of Honor) 2 years ago
    I'm delighted to say that this is much stronger than the second in the series.
  • Body & Soul (PsyCop Book 3) - Jordan Castillo Price
     

    Body & Soul (PsyCop Book 3)Jordan Castillo Price

    6 ratings
    Average wait: 76d, 9h

    Thanksgiving can’t end too soon for Victor Bayne, who’s finding Jacob’s family hard to swallow. Luckily, he’s called back to work to track down a high-profile missing person.

    Meanwhile, Jacob tries to find a home they can move into that’s … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Body & Soul (PsyCop Book 3) 2 years ago
    Very solid third book. Funny, too, especially the end.
  • Adrien English Mysteries 1&2... - Josh Lanyon
     

    Adrien English Mysteries 1&2...Josh Lanyon

    6 ratings

    Series: Adrien English Mysteries; Next Book: The Hell You SayGenre: LGBT SuspenseRelationships can be murder. Bookseller and mystery author Adrien English is looking for love in all the wrong places — and, according to hot and handsome LAPmore

    lizblue added a soundbite about Adrien English Mysteries 1&2 [Adrien English Mysteries] (Adrien English Mysteries 1 & 2) 2 years ago
    Just as awesome as its reputation indicates.
  • Bad Case of Loving You - Laney Cairo
     

    Bad Case of Loving YouLaney Cairo

    2 ratings
    Average wait: 50d, 9h

    Matthew is a medical student, trying to ignore his various roommates’ wild parties and get through his classes. Andrew is his instructor, a doctor at a prestigious British hospital. They’re not supposed to be attracted to each other, but th… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Bad Case of Loving You 2 years ago
    Nice book, good characters, no conflict. They met, had some sex, & fell in love.
  • Ready and Willing - Cara McKenna
     

    Ready and WillingCara McKenna

    2 ratings
    Average wait: 3d, 11h

    At thirty-two, Abby’s pretty much got her shit together. She has a good job, a cozy home, a supportive family…and a biological clock that’s starting to feel more like a time bomb. Turned off the by the cold science of artificial inseminat… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Ready and Willing 2 years ago
    Very short, but compelling. I think McKenna is the best writer of m/f erotica I've ever read.
  • Bear, Otter, and the Kid (Be... - TJ Klune
     

    Bear, Otter, and the Kid (Be...TJ Klune

    10 ratings
    Average wait: 16d, 9h

    Three years ago, Bear McKenna’s mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear is… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Bear, Otter, and the Kid (Bear, Otter, and the Kid Chronicles Book 1) 2 years ago
    Bear *does* think too much. The writing needed some tightening up, but I still liked it.
  • Among the Living (PsyCop Book 1) - Jordan Castillo Price
     

    Among the Living (PsyCop Book 1)Jordan Castillo Price

    12 ratings
    Average wait: 41d, 2h

    Victor Bayne, the psychic half a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves.He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partne… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Among the Living (PsyCop Book 1) 2 years ago
    Great worldbuilding & characters, decent procedural. Wish it were longer to develop the romance.
  • Taste (Horizons Series Book 2) - Mickie B. Ashling
     

    Taste (Horizons Series Book 2)Mickie B. Ashling

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 293d, 4h

    Horizons Series: Book 2

    What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens, and he didn’t … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Taste (Horizons Series Book 2) 2 years ago
    DNF. The writing irritated me.
  • Just My Type (The Bradfords Book 3) - Erin Nicholas
     

    Just My Type (The Bradfords Book 3)Erin Nicholas

    12 ratings
    Average wait: 38d, 4h

    Secretly wanting her—no problem. Her not-so-secretly wanting him—big trouble. The Bradfords, Book 3There’s only one problem with the woman Jason “Mac” Gordon wants: his best friend’s little sister is off limits. Way off limits, and too youn… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Just My Type (The Bradfords Book 3) 2 years ago
    Only OK. Not sure what she saw in him--overbearing & condescending. Plus they started off "in love."
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Pe... - Ransom Riggs
     

    Miss Peregrine's Home for Pe...Ransom Riggs

    14 ratings

    A New York Times #1 best seller On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks Includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom Riggs A mysterious island.

 An abandoned orp… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Book 1) 2 years ago
    Peculiar indeed--but very engaging. I loved the photos.
  • Hot Head - Damon Suede
     

    Hot HeadDamon Suede

    24 ratings
    Average wait: 17d, 4h

    Winner of One Perfect Note (Overall Honorable Mention) in the 2011 Rainbow Awards.Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladd… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Hot Head 2 years ago
    Detailed, angsty, with strategic use of 3rd person limited. I liked being in Griff's head.
  • Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders) - Lorelei James
     

    Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders)Lorelei James

    31 ratings

    One lucky woman…three sexy cowboys…she’s in for the ride of her life! Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders) 3 years ago
    Fluffy fun (with irritating dialects).
  • Just Like That (The Bradford... - Erin Nicholas
     

    Just Like That (The Bradford...Erin Nicholas

    11 ratings
    Average wait: 108d, 12h

    Some rules just beg to be broken. The Bradfords, Book 2Sam Bradford knows a lot about women and a lot about sex. Considering how much time he’s spent on both, it’s no wonder he’s regarded as something of an expert. So, when two women set … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Just Like That (The Bradfords Book 2) 3 years ago
    Nicholas hits her stride with this one. Obstacles to the HEA are believable but not belabored.
  • Demon's Captive - Stephanie Snow
     

    Demon's CaptiveStephanie Snow

    9 ratings
    Average wait: 135d, 1h

    Genre: BDSM Science Fiction/FuturisticWhen battle ravages her world, Charity is left without family or friend. Invading warriors from the sky decimate the planet and deem her people unworthy to live. After a desperate flight for her life, s… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Demon's Captive 3 years ago
    This is Harlequin Presents with a thin veneer of alien abduction.
  • Black Gold - Clancy Nacht, Thursday Euclid
     

    Black GoldClancy Nacht, Thursday Euclid

    1 rating
    Average wait: 3h

    Billy “Goldie” Goldean is the biggest pop star in the world and he’s harboring a terrible, career-killing secret: he’s gay. Even with song titles such as “Astral Glider” and “Winking Brown Eye,” few question Goldie’s squeaky-clean teen hear… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Black Gold 3 years ago
    Not very memorable for me; personal taste--instant connections just aren't that interesting to me.
  • Comfort Object - Annabel Joseph
     

    Comfort ObjectAnnabel Joseph

    6 ratings

    Genre: BDSM Erotic SuspenseNell, an out-of-work professional submissive, is desperate to find a job when she meets handsome film star Jeremy Gray at the restaurant where she works. He says he needs a personal assistant, but the work contrac… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Comfort Object 3 years ago
    Angsty! Jeremy is a bit jerky, but grovels beautifully. Weak suspense subplot; the rest was great.
  • Holding the Cards (Nature of... - Joey W. Hill
     

    Holding the Cards (Nature of...Joey W. Hill

    11 ratings
    Average wait: 6d, 13h

    Book 1 in the Nature of Desire series.Lauren is a successful doctor with a healthy attitude toward sex, unashamed of her proclivities as a sexual dominant. She wants love and a family, but she’s beginning to believe there is no Mr. Right wi… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Holding the Cards (Nature of Desire Book 1) 3 years ago
    We get deep in the characters' heads: smart erotica, about far more than sex.
  • Never Have I Ever: Reynolds ... - Alisha Rai
     

    Never Have I Ever: Reynolds ...Alisha Rai

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 71d, 18h

    The higher the stakes, the hotter the game.Reynolds Pack, Book 1Ana Hudson enjoys her picture-perfect marriage to the love of her life. Everything is pleasant, easy—and satisfying. Then an anonymous e-mail arrives filled with lurid pictures… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Never Have I Ever: Reynolds Pack, Book 1 3 years ago
    Not much plot! Well-written, but I much preferred the "Veiled" books.
  • Love Me - Kelly Jamieson
     

    Love MeKelly Jamieson

    11 ratings
    Average wait: 1h

    How far does she have to go to get his attention? Another girl’s arms? Melina Wenham is worried and frustrated. Lately, her boyfriend of six months seems to have lost interest in her. Yes, she knows he’s stressed about his big project at wo… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Love Me 3 years ago
    Aggravating resolution. HEA? Ha. More like looming breakup. "Men are just like that." BS.
  • The Slave Game - JJ Argus
     

    The Slave GameJJ Argus

    1 rating

    Mackenzie expected a long lazy summer holiday at the cottage with her uncle, aunt and cousins. A chance to relax after a hectic first year at college. What she got was a deliciously sinful game of play-bondage and play-lesbianism with her m… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about The Slave Game 3 years ago
    Seemed like it was going to be lighthearted fantasy erotica; became too violent/ taboo for me.
  • Luke - Jan Irving
     

    LukeJan Irving

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 138d, 7h

    Wandering cowboy Luke Walker is at the end of his rope after his girlfriend abandons their newborn daughter. A terrified new father, he’s grateful to meet Dr. Morgan Gallagher. Morgan recognizes that he and Luke could help each other: Luke … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Luke 3 years ago
    Felt like a small-town Harlequin--sweet, with a baby, even--except m/m instead of m/f. I liked it.
  • Surviving Passion (The Shatt... - Maia Underwood
     

    Surviving Passion (The Shatt...Maia Underwood

    9 ratings
    Average wait: 1h

    It’s a strange time when the safest place in the world is in the arms of the person who frightens you the most.” After the violent death of her father, it is Selena who becomes the ghost. Every day is a lone struggle for survival in the wi… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Surviving Passion (The Shattered World Book 1) 3 years ago
    Has a certain cracky appeal, but heroine is annoying, world is underdeveloped, hero is an alphhole.
  • Without Reservations (With o... - J. L. Langley
     

    Without Reservations (With o...J. L. Langley

    29 ratings
    Average wait: < 1h

    Sometimes love just catches you by the tail…Chayton Winston is a veterinarian. He is also a werewolf. Much to his Native American parents chagrin, he has always dreamed of a fair-haired, Caucasian mate. However, he never imagined his mate w… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Without Reservations (With or Without) 3 years ago
    Lots of people love this author, and that's fine. But I don't get it. Much better m/m is out there.
  • Falling for Her (Seasons in ... - Patricia McLinn
     

    Falling for Her (Seasons in ...Patricia McLinn

    1 rating
    Average wait: N/A

    Funny, fresh and a good love story.” — 5* review, Michelle Gough

    He sees what she’s long hidden … especially from herself.

    Meet Josh Kincannon, high school principal, single father of three, and thus, as he reminds himself ruefully, e… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Falling for Her (Seasons in a Small Town) 3 years ago
    Socially awkward finance expert meets small town high school principal. I really liked it.
  • Lessons in Love: A Cambridge... - Charlie Cochrane
     

    Lessons in Love: A Cambridge...Charlie Cochrane

    12 ratings
    Average wait: < 1h

    He didn’t think he had a heart. Until he lost it. Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 1 St. Bride’s College, Cambridge, England, 1905. Jonty Stewart is handsome and outgoing, with blood as blue as his eyes. When he takes up a teaching post at… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Lessons in Love: A Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 1 3 years ago
    Atmospheric, definitely, but the dialect/ old fashioned narration were not for me.
  • Rinse and Repeat - Amberly Smith
     

    Rinse and RepeatAmberly Smith

    2 ratings
    Average wait: 45d, 10h

    After reliving the same day sixty-two times, Repeater Peat Harris is about to give up on his latest case: saving Jake Schwinn. In the past, Peat has solved some seriously twisted crimes, caught the bad guys, and kept an emotional distance. … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Rinse and Repeat 3 years ago
    Terrific premise & executed very well. Balances scifi & romance perfectly, which is rare indeed.
  • Great Restorations - Libby Drew
     

    Great RestorationsLibby Drew

    3 ratings

    Marc Wynn has accompanied his beloved aunt to estate sales for years, but he’s never found anything he couldn’t live without—until he meets Sawyer Calhoun. Sawyer, in town to deal with his grandfather’s estate, wastes no time in revealing h… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Great Restorations 3 years ago
    Loved it--emotional, believable, entertaining. Final conflict kind of came out of nowhere, though.
  • Back Home - RJ Scott
     

    Back HomeRJ Scott

    4 ratings

    Kieran Addison ran to London six years before when his attraction to his brothers lover, Jordan Salter, became too much to handle. He has only returned home once, and that was for his own brother’s funeral.When his dad becomes ill, he final… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Back Home 3 years ago
    Sweet and enjoyable, but not especially memorable.
  • Lord of Scoundrels - Loretta Chase
     

    Lord of ScoundrelsLoretta Chase

    9 ratings

    They call him many names, but Angelic isn’t one of them … Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the “Bane and Blight of the Ballister… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Lord of Scoundrels 3 years ago
    Absolutely charming! Manages to follow the conventions of romance and yet feel fresh.
  • Antiques Roadkill: A Trash '... - Barbara Allan
     

    Antiques Roadkill: A Trash '...Barbara Allan

    7 ratings

    Brandy arrives to find small-town Serenity anything but serene. It seems Clint Carson, an unscrupulous antiques dealer, has swindled Vivian out of the family’s heirlooms. But when Brandy impulsively confronts him, her outburst amounts to ab… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery 3 years ago
    Thank you, Krista. It's been driving me crazy. I'm removing it from my lendle list of books.
  • Caressa's Knees (Comfort ser... - Annabel Joseph
     

    Caressa's Knees (Comfort ser...Annabel Joseph

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 30d, 21h

    Working for megastar Jeremy Gray has taken an emotional toll on personal assistant Kyle Winchell. In the name of self-preservation, he re-locates to New York City to work at Ironclad Solutions, a service agency catering to the needs of the … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Caressa's Knees (Comfort series Book 2) 3 years ago
    Strong character-driven romance with BDSM elements. Angsty!
  • Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass) - Moira Rogers
     

    Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass)Moira Rogers

    13 ratings
    Average wait: < 1h

    For a limited time, discover the paranormal worlds of Moira Rogers FREE!Crux (Southern Arcana Book #1): amazon.com/dp/B002GEDEROCry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass #1): amazon.com/dp/B001RV3ON6Wilder’s Mate (Bloodhounds #1): amazon.com/dp/B004KKYXmore

    lizblue added a soundbite about Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass) 3 years ago
    Tightly paced werewolf romance. Doesn't break any new ground, but still well-written and satisfying.
  • Elements of Fiction Writing ... - Orson Scott Card
     

    Elements of Fiction Writing ...Orson Scott Card

    2 ratings
    Average wait: 176d, 8h

    Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in yo… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning author 3 years ago
    Lendle sells books-I'll be buying at least 5-10 hard copies. Maybe 30.
  • Making Promises (Keeping Pro... - Amy Lane
     

    Making Promises (Keeping Pro...Amy Lane

    6 ratings
    Average wait: 14d, 7h

    All Shane Perkins ever wanted to be was a hero. But after a career-shattering decision to go down fighting, Shane comes home from the hospital to four empty walls, a pile of money, and a burning desire for someone to miss him the next time … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Making Promises (Keeping Promise Rock Book 2) 3 years ago
    Nuanced characters & very emotional; kept me up till 3; for me, better than Keeping Promise Rock.
  • SoloPlay (Come Again Book 2) - Miranda Baker
     

    SoloPlay (Come Again Book 2)Miranda Baker

    1 rating
    Average wait: 60d, 13h

    It takes two to toy with love. Come Again, Book 2When librarian Alisa Mane’s boyfriend accuses her of being frigid, she sets out to prove him wrong the only way she knows how—with research. A visit to the local sex shop uncovers the sizzlin… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about SoloPlay (Come Again Book 2) 3 years ago
    Since their only on-page interaction is sex, the declaration of love at the end strains credulity.
  • What Child is This? - Z. A. Maxfield
     

    What Child is This?Z. A. Maxfield

    3 ratings

    Related Title: Crossing BordersMichael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They’ve been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn’t been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconne… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about What Child is This? 3 years ago
    This is why I don't read "after the HEA" books. I love Crossing Borders. This was just kind of blah.
  • Tanderon (Diana Santee Book 3) - Sharon Green
     

    Tanderon (Diana Santee Book 3)Sharon Green

    2 ratings
    Average wait: 5h

    Diana and Val end up on the agent training world, and as expected there’s more than a little trouble.

    lizblue added a soundbite about Tanderon (Diana Santee Book 3) 3 years ago
    Typical Sharon Green: Huge plot holes (esp. in motivation), but who cares? Mmmm, cracktastic!
  • Concubine - Jill Knowles
     

    ConcubineJill Knowles

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 301d, 21h

    Genre: BDSM LGBT Futuristic FantasyScholar, captain…war prize. Prince Kael of Korai is stunned when his father gives him to an enemy warlord in a desperate attempt to salvage Korai’s reputation. With his country’s honor at stake, Kael res… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Concubine 3 years ago
    I would've hated the dynamic in a contemporary, but it works in sf. Works exceedingly well, in fact.
  • My Horizontal Life - Chelsea Handler
     

    My Horizontal LifeChelsea Handler

    54 ratings

    You’ve either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend’s irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarra… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about My Horizontal Life 3 years ago
    Funny enough that I want to read more--but not funny enough to pay 12.99 for other books! Maybe $5.
  • The Immortality Virus - Christine Amsden
     

    The Immortality VirusChristine Amsden

    1 rating
    Average wait: 9h

    In the mid-21st century, the human race stopped aging. Those who know why aren’t talking, and the few who are brave enough to ask questions tend to disappear. To an elite few, The Change means long life and health, but to the increasing mas… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about The Immortality Virus 3 years ago
    Engaging, action-filled dystopic fiction. Strong setting; hope there's a sequel.
  • Marked (Northern Shifters Book 1) - Joely Skye
     

    Marked (Northern Shifters Book 1)Joely Skye

    15 ratings
    Average wait: 5h

    Marked as prey, Alec refuses to fall for a werewolf. Until he’s forced to turn to Liam for protection. Alec Ryerson carries a scar over his heart and scars on his psyche, ugly reminders of a nightmare that still doesn’t seem quite real. Eve… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Marked (Northern Shifters Book 1) 3 years ago
    I'm not into werewolf novels, but I liked this. Narration was a bit jumpy & elliptical at times.
  • Erotic Research - Mari Carr
     

    Erotic ResearchMari Carr

    13 ratings
    Average wait: 31d, 3h

    It was just a little innocent research… Romance writer Julia Martin is fine with her life, just the way it is. Her simple apartment, successful career and Thursday-night pizza dates with her too-hot-for-words editor Ross are more than enoug… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Erotic Research 3 years ago
    Lots of emotional intensity, particularly for a novella. The backstory was very well done.
  • Polar Reaction - Claire Thompson
     

    Polar ReactionClaire Thompson

    6 ratings
    Average wait: 60d, 23h

    A passion hot enough to melt a glacier. A love that shakes them to the core… The savage Antarctic winter is closing in, and three research scientists are scheduled for the last flight out—until an unexpected blizzard traps all three of them… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Polar Reaction 3 years ago
    Interesting setting & great characterization.
  • A Little Harmless Sex - Melissa Schroeder
     

    A Little Harmless SexMelissa Schroeder

    23 ratings

    Is it love, or just a little harmless sex? Book one in the Harmless series Max has always been Anna’s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister. Until Max’s cold fiancée dumps him, Anna… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about A Little Harmless Sex 3 years ago
    Good characters & chemistry; conflict was overdone. Shorter would've been better.
  • I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
     

    I Am the MessengerMarkus Zusak

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 291d, 13h

    By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love. Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about I Am the Messenger 3 years ago
    Funny, surprising, & complicated. I'm not sure why Zusak is marketed for teens, actually.
  • Rough Canvas (Nature of Desi... - Joey W. Hill
     

    Rough Canvas (Nature of Desi...Joey W. Hill

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    Average wait: 114d, 14h

    Sixth in the Nature of Desire series.When his father dies, Thomas is forced to abandon a burgeoning art career in New York. As difficult as it was to give up his lifelong dream, it’s nothing next to walking away from the man he loves. Marcu… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Rough Canvas (Nature of Desire Book 6) 3 years ago
    Long, romantic & satisfying. Erotic? Sure--but it's not about sex; it's about people.
  • Handcuffs and Spreader Bars ... - Kim Dare
     

    Handcuffs and Spreader Bars ...Kim Dare

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 230d, 12h

    Harland Rawlings might have chosen to be a scene of crime officer rather than a “proper” policeman like so many of the men in his family, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hold his own with any cop who comes his way. Any evidence belongs to hi… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Handcuffs and Spreader Bars (Rawlings Men) 3 years ago
    Too short for the romantic connection to be at all believable. Last book of this series I'm reading.
  • Unlocked (The Turner Series) - Courtney Milan
     

    Unlocked (The Turner Series)Courtney Milan

    22 ratings
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    A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine Warren is resigned to her position in society. So when Evan Carlton, the powerful, popular Earl of Westfeld, singles her out upon his return to England, she knows what it means. … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Unlocked (The Turner Series) 3 years ago
    Lots of emotional intensity for a novella. In this case, "too short" is definitely a compliment.
  • Strawberries for Dessert (Co... - Marie Sexton
     

    Strawberries for Dessert (Co...Marie Sexton

    11 ratings
    Average wait: 54d, 2h

    Part of the Coda Series

    When Jonathan Kechter agrees to a blind date with Cole Fenton, he expects nothing more than dinner and a one-night stand… but he gets more than he bargained for in Cole. Cole is arrogant, flamboyant, and definite… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Strawberries for Dessert (Coda Series Book 4) 3 years ago
    In the best romances, love changes the characters for the better. This is one of those romances.
  • Willing Victim - Cara McKenna
     

    Willing VictimCara McKenna

    6 ratings
    Average wait: 91d, 0h

    For the past couple years Laurel’s been coasting, hiding in the backseat while her life drifts off course. Then one summer afternoon a tall, built bruiser named Flynn strides in and steers her straight into an infatuation she never saw comi… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Willing Victim 3 years ago
    Erotic, romantic, compelling characters, terrific dialogue. I am buying her entire backlist.
  • Paris A to Z (Coda Series Book 5) - Marie Sexton
     

    Paris A to Z (Coda Series Book 5)Marie Sexton

    7 ratings
    Average wait: 40d, 21h

    Part of the Coda Series Sequel to The Letter Z Zach Mitchell and his lover Angelo Green are headed to Paris (along with their Coda friends Matt and Jared) to attend Jon and Cole’s wedding. Matt will have to face Jared’s former lover, and An… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Paris A to Z (Coda Series Book 5) 3 years ago
    It's nice to see these characters again...but I'm ready for Sexton to write about someone new.
  • Out of Bounds (Love of Sports) - T.A. Chase
     

    Out of Bounds (Love of Sports)T.A. Chase

    11 ratings
    Average wait: 16d, 7h

    Can a sexy nightclub owner convince an all star basketball player to risk it all? Love of Sports Book 1 Professional basketball player Kasey Johnson makes a point of keeping his sexual preference under guard and out of the public eye. Empty… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Out of Bounds (Love of Sports) 3 years ago
    Lots of telling-not-showing.
  • Submission (Bound Hearts, Book Two) - Lora Leigh
     

    Submission (Bound Hearts, Book Two)Lora Leigh

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 76d, 0h

    Book 2 in the Bound Hearts seriesIn her desperation to repair the rift between herself and her daughter, Ella moves back to Virginia, and agrees to allow the ghost of her past back into her life.As a favor to her daughter, she allows James… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Submission (Bound Hearts, Book Two) 3 years ago
    I didn't get why they liked each other and fell asleep during the menage scene.
  • Cattle Valley: Sweet Topping - Carol Lynne
     

    Cattle Valley: Sweet ToppingCarol Lynne

    3 ratings
    Average wait: 12d, 8h

    Book three in the Cattle Valley Series Wheelchair-bound, Kyle Brynn loves his home above the bakery he owns and runs. He’s proud of everything he’s managed to accomplish since the accident six years ago that took the use of his legs. At th… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Cattle Valley: Sweet Topping 3 years ago
    Terrific premise; mediocre execution; horrendous punctuation. Dear editors: Commas matter.
  • Zero at the Bone - Jane Seville
     

    Zero at the BoneJane Seville

    10 ratings
    Average wait: 11d, 12h

    After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won’t allo… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Zero at the Bone 3 years ago
    Best romantic suspense I've ever read.
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
     

    The Forest of Hands and TeethCarrie Ryan

    14 ratings
    Average wait: 106d, 1h

    In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about The Forest of Hands and Teeth 3 years ago
    Love in the time of zombies. Very hard to put down.
  • Belonging to Them (The Daly Way) - Brynn Paulin
     

    Belonging to Them (The Daly Way)Brynn Paulin

    16 ratings
    Average wait: 13d, 16h

    On the run from her past, Rayna Halliday is devastated when her old car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. She soon finds that her ex has managed to block her credit cards, her accounts and even her cell phones in an attempt to exert his… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Belonging to Them (The Daly Way) 3 years ago
    Terrific instant chemistry, but too short for believable emotion. A TSTL moment; otherwise fine.
  • Starting From Scratch - Georgia Beers
     

    Starting From ScratchGeorgia Beers

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 52d, 14h

    What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn? What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love? What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted? Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Aw… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Starting From Scratch 3 years ago
    Leisurely romance with great characterization. The 1st person POV really worked.
  • Position Secured - Olivia Brynn
     

    Position SecuredOlivia Brynn

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 17h

    She’s dead-set against him. He’s dead certain he can change her mind…Marienna Valdez has a cop allergy. Their cocky, superior attitudes never fail to turn her stomach. How fitting that her reward for enduring a perfectly sucky work week is … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Position Secured 3 years ago
    I liked the premise, but this was way too short for the HFN to be satisfying (or even plausible).
  • Force of Law - Jez Morrow
     

    Force of LawJez Morrow

    7 ratings
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    When a Lamborghini Diablo car pulls into the quick oil change shop on Cleveland’s west side, Tom Russell work immediately assumes this is his old lover, Wells, a beautiful, wealthy, east side snob, come back to torment him. But it’s worse. … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Force of Law 3 years ago
    Mechanic & rich boy. Terrific dialogue--I would've loved for it to have been longer.
  • Unleashed (Ross Siblings Book 1) - Cherrie Lynn
     

    Unleashed (Ross Siblings Book 1)Cherrie Lynn

    27 ratings
    Average wait: 16d, 8h

    One week in paradise will make or break them… It’s not enough that Kelsey’s husband left her for another woman. Oh, no. The “other woman” had to be her best friend Evan’s fiancée. Not only has she lost her marriage, she fears losing Evan to… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Unleashed (Ross Siblings Book 1) 3 years ago
    Friends to lovers; plausible obstacles to the HEA. I am definitely getting the sequel.
  • Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
     

    Lucifer's HammerLarry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

    10 ratings
    Average wait: 17d, 17h

    In this bestselling novel by the authors of THE MOTE IN GOD’S EYE, a massive comet breaks apart and bombards the Earth, with catastrophic results: worldwide earthquakes, volanic eruptions, thousand-foot tidal waves and seemingly endless rai… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Lucifer's Hammer 3 years ago
    Pre- and post-apocalyptic fiction about before & after an asteroid hits. What's not to love?
  • Holiday Bound - Beth Kery
     

    Holiday BoundBeth Kery

    16 ratings
    Average wait: 3h

    Alex Carradine can’t believe his father wants to come and visit his ski resort. Could it be that after so many stormy years, “slick Mitch” Carradine wants to offer an olive branch? Maybe the old man is mellowing, settling down with the new … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Holiday Bound 3 years ago
    Tightly plotted romance with a plausible HEA. Oh yeah--and spanking. And Christmas! Definitely fun.
  • Rough Cut - Mari Carr
     

    Rough CutMari Carr

    17 ratings
    Average wait: 2h

    When the screen fades to black, all that remains is love. Ty Ransome. Reigning king of Hollywood, producer, actor, Look Magazine’s Hottest Man Alive. He has it all—until he reads a book of short stories that touches him in places kept caref… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Rough Cut 3 years ago
    Dominant meets submissive. They make a movie. It's short. (The book, I mean.)
  • Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
     

    Water for ElephantsSara Gruen

    90 ratings

    Life is good for Jacob Jankowski. He’s about to graduate from veterinary school and about to bed the girl of his dreams. Then his parents are killed in a car crash, leaving him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Water for Elephants 3 years ago
    Very hard to put down--definitely worth your time.
  • Make Mine Midnight - Annmarie McKenna
     

    Make Mine MidnightAnnmarie McKenna

    28 ratings
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    New Year’s resolutions have never looked so good. New Year’s Eve. The party is rockin’, and Claire is in her usual spot holding up the wall. It’s all right. She’s much happier scribbling in her trusty little notebook than mingling. Especial… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Make Mine Midnight 3 years ago
    I am good at suspending my disbelief, but not this good.
  • Just Right (The Bradfords Book 1) - Erin Nicholas
     

    Just Right (The Bradfords Book 1)Erin Nicholas

    21 ratings
    Average wait: 1h

    If only he wasn’t so good at being bad…The Bradfords, Book 1Dr. Ben Torres, better-than-a-Boy-Scout, surgeon extraordinaire, has been interested in ER nurse Jessica Bradford—and her bright red peek-a-boo thong—for a long time now. But punc… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Just Right (The Bradfords Book 1) 3 years ago
    ER doctor is fed up & quits. Nurse wants him to go back to work. I forget how they got to the HEA.
  • Catching Fire (The Second Bo... - Suzanne Collins
     

    Catching Fire (The Second Bo...Suzanne Collins

    497 ratings
    Average wait: 3d, 18h

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they hav… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (Hunger Games Trilogy 2) 3 years ago
    Better than the average second book in a trilogy.
  • The Hunger Games (Hunger Gam... - Suzanne Collins
     

    The Hunger Games (Hunger Gam...Suzanne Collins

    680 ratings
    Average wait: 3d, 6h

    The book no one can stop talking about …In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in l… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy Book 1) 3 years ago
    Teens fight to a televised death in a dystopic future. A book full of pain and unexpected grace.
  • Mockingjay (The Final Book o... - Suzanne Collins
     

    Mockingjay (The Final Book o...Suzanne Collins

    479 ratings
    Average wait: 2d, 12h

    The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest?Katniss Everdeen.The final book in The… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) (Hunger Games Trilogy 3) 3 years ago
    Look, people, war sucks. Those of us who read the Gregor series weren't surprised by this ending.
  • Handcuffs and Leather (Rawli... - Kim Dare
     

    Handcuffs and Leather (Rawli...Kim Dare

    2 ratings
    Average wait: 268d, 12h

    Rawlings Men Series Book One All Constable Hadley wants to do is put the last few weeks behind him. As if being taken hostage wasn’t bad enough, he’s had to deal with all the stupid publicity that’s surrounded him ever since. And the fact … more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Handcuffs and Leather (Rawlings Men Series Book One) 3 years ago
    Definitely hot; borderline unethical premise, but suspend your disbelief and you might like it.
  • Bottoms Up (Come Again Book 1) - Miranda Baker
     

    Bottoms Up (Come Again Book 1)Miranda Baker

    5 ratings
    Average wait: 4d, 22h

    Love is the hardest limit.“I’m an Aries. We don’t submit.”“I’m a Leo. Wanna bet?”Destiny Blake senses that her boredom with blond pretty boys is about to come to a flesh-tingling end. Since her first love left her for a more experienced Dom… more

    lizblue added a soundbite about Bottoms Up (Come Again Book 1) 3 years ago
    A domme switches. Short, but with some good characterization.
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