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Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Dan is a long time employee of Cowboys and Angels, a blue collar establishment. He loves his life, his job, he’s content. Then he finds out he needs a date for his friend’s wedding…..again.

Gideon’s daughter Ariel causes many problems at the bar but when she finds out Dan needs a date she arranges a speed dating night. To Dan’s surprise his boss Gideon is one of his dates. Dan hadn’t realized Gideon was bisexual nor the fact that Gideon was into Dan.

From here there are trials and tribulations to test the strength of their forming bond. Dan is a bit hesitant. Gideon will do nothing but show Dan he’s with him 100 percent of the way.

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All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

To me this was an astounding second chance romance with maybe a wee bit of mid life crisis thrown into the mix.

Liam and Ben were high school sweethearts. Liam ultimately cheated on Ben in college and they broke up. Fifteen years later the winds are changing.

Liam will often drive from NYC to his home town. He only makes it to the welcome sign before turning back, but on this fateful day he goes into town. He stops at the cemetery to ponder life. When his car won’t start the fates bring his old friend Seth to the rescue. Only Seth isn’t happy to see Liam. Nor is the jogger who passes by: Ben.

Ben stayed in their hometown and became an elementary school teacher. He loves his life though his best friend Seth says it’s boring. That Ben needs to get out more, be adventurous. Cue Liam, the past, mix in the present, and possibly the future.

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Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated by Tom Starita

Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated by Tom Starita

This is the story of Lucas James. He’s a middle child whose father left the family when he was still young forcing his older brother to grow up and become the man of the house. This caused tension between Lucas James and his brother, make his younger brother not so much pick sides, but understand and see both sides.

Now that Lucas James is a grown man he’s been following one dream: Rock Legend. He wants to be the man who has the band that others cover. A name thousands know, worship, and love. Only he’s nowhere close to getting there and it’s NEVER his fault.

This story follows the love story and tragedy of Lucas James and his “Apple Jack”, Lucas James getting a real job, making a deal with the devil for a place to live, and so much more.

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Bad Company by KA Mitchell

Bad Company by KA Mitchell

*This the second edition*

Nate and Kellan used to be best friends until Kellan outs Nate and doesn’t stand by his side. With that and an incident between their fathers, Nate has had no use for Kellan. Kellan though has great use….NEED of Nate.

Years later after many relationships and a few failed engagements Kellan’s father decides to put the stop to Kellan’s shenanigans. Kellan then informs his father that he’s gay. Now to find a boyfriend. This is where Nate comes in.

Together the two very badly attempt a “fake boyfriends” relationship that brews into something more. All the while trying to foil Kellan’s father’s plans for the city and expose him for what he is.

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The Promise of Living by J. Lee Graham

The Promise of Living by J. Lee Graham

**This story mentions suicide, homicide, and mental illness.**

This is a coming of age story that takes place in the 70’s. Ryan and Dave are both juniors in high school getting ready to take over as seniors. They’ve spent their lives preparing for this role. Between school, the band, and working on a local dairy farm they dream about their future. Only they keep some dreams to themselves.

One day Ryan is hit with a vision so clear of a woman committing suicide. He’s distraught by the image, it’s clarity, the meaning. Is it real? When the visions continue he tells Dave.

Ryan and Dave then bring in a third person and together they try to figure exactly what is happening to Ryan. They all understand that with such great power comes great responsibility. If you don’t understand it what can you do? Especially if you see a murder happening but you don’t know when, who is being murdered, or who is the murderer.

Then a tragedy strikes Ryan so deep he feels he’ll never recover. His whole world is turned upside down.

From here he finds the strength to finally accept who he is in more ways than one.

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With Grace by Samantha Wayland

With Grace by Samantha Wayland

Phillip and Grace are in a long term relationship. They’re very much in love, making plans for the future, there’s just something, or rather someone missing from the mix. Neither though has been able to upfront with the other on exactly what is missing.

Mark is the owner of Valentine’s, a boutique restaurant. Grace works as a hostess there and Mark has no issue flirting with her and Phillip. They hold no issues with flirting in return.

Then Valentine’s gets broken into and all three run to the restaurant to see what’s happened. After spending the night there they agree to all go back to Phillip’s apartment. Mark thinks he’s just going to crash on the couch, until Grace finally makes the move and they all sleep together on Phillip’s large bed.

As things get more tangled with the restaurant and the break-in, the relationship between the three continues to grow and flourish.

When the mob becomes involved will that be what breaks them? Or makes them stronger?

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Last Call by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens

Last Call by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens

Gray and Quinn have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Have been in love with each other about just the same, only neither will admit to the other their true feelings.

After Quinn is let go from the family business and Gray from a dead end factory job they start their own business; A bar named Last Call.

It takes a stranger, Emery, rolling into town, a bet turned sideways, a bad storm, and structural damage for things to finally move forward for Gray and Quinn.

Emery sees that they’re attracted to each other immediately. The things is, now Quinn and Gray are also both attracted to Emery and he finds himself attracted to to them both.

Stay or go? Fight or flight? Is three the right number or truly a crowd?

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Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Hayden left Small Town, CA after his parents threatened him with conversation therapy when he came out. He moved in with his grandmother and has never looked back. He’s now a firefighter, living alone, and starting to feel lonely.

Miguel is Hayden’s best friend and calls him frantic needing a favor. Miguel’s little brother is moving back from NYC where he had a Broadway career and needs a place to crash. Hayden remembers a lanky teenager with hero worship and is hesitant to commit, but relents.

When Jez, Miguel’s brother, shows up he’s no longer the little kid and immediately both men feel the chemistry. Only Jez has left NYC for a reason and has a major secret he’s keeping and Hayden doesn’t know if he’s ready to date his best friend’s brother.

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Secrets of Betrayal (Secrets #4) by LK Shaw

Secrets of Betrayal (Secrets #4) by LK Shaw

**This review is Rated R for strong language….Enjoy!!**

Phebe Lawson was working hard to get out of her abusive relationship. She had a plan, since simply leaving wasn’t an option. Only, that plan was quickly thwarted when her drug dealing boyfriend sold her to some sex-trafficking Russians. Now Phebe’s broken, violated, and believes beyond repair.

Thanks to a sister Phebe didn’t even know she had she’s been rescued and sent to a safe house.

Donovan Jefferies is an assistant district attorney, an acquaintance of Josie’s (Phebe’s sister), and a Dom. When he first sees Phebe he knows she’s not his type but he’ll be damned if he doesn’t want her. First though is to ensure her safety, build her trust, and see if he too can trust again after his last sub destroyed him.

Together these two make an unlikely duo. The Russians are fighting to get Phebe back. Phebe and Donovan are fighting for freedom and love. One always outweighs the other.

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Out of the Ashes by Ari McKay

Out of the Ashes by Ari McKay

Alpha Eli Hammond comes home from his annual fishing trip to find his entire pack gone. Some are dead. Most are missing. He smells the scents of a neighboring pack within his territory and goes into town to seek help.

Arden, half elven, sits on the council. He listens to Eli plead his case for help and watches the council rebuff his request. The council has been too long in peace. Arden finds Eli after the meeting and offers his assistance.

Immediately they both know there’s more to the story than a missing pack when their hands touch; they’re mates.

As the plot thickens, evil is unveiled, and mysteries are unsolved the mate bond between the two gets stronger, but Eli is hesitant to commit. Is he still an alpha without a pack? He should put all his effort into finding his pack before solidifying a mate bond. How can his mate not be a werewolf?

Should Eli find his pack and save the world first? Or ensure Arden is his mate?

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