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A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay

A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay

Boone has decided to go back home for a weekend. His mother takes this opportunity to plan a family reunion and Boone knows this is code for “Finding Boone a Girlfriend”.

Rob is Boone’s best friend. He’s gay, but most importantly he moonlights as Honey, the drag queen.

The two concoct a plan that has Rob portraying Honey and Boone’s girlfriend while they’re at Boone’s mama’s house.

Lines cross too easily making Boone face a fact about himself and have Rob running.

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Anything but Real by Alex West

Anything but Real by Alex West

Ben and Reid were inseparable as children. As they grew so did their love until one tragic night. Reid being young couldn’t handle everything that was thrown his way and he left. Leaving Ben devastated and alone.

Years later they happen to bump into each other at the gym and the sparks that once flamed between them are still there, but so is the hurt, pain, heartbreak.

Ben’s sister is getting married and the only date available at her dream venue is for double weddings so Ben’s mother talks him into be fake engaged. Now him and Reid really must wade through the past to make a future, even if it is “fake”.

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Riding With Brighton by Haven Francis

Riding With Brighton by Haven Francis

Jay Hall has lived his entire life trying to fit in. Of course he’s a jock, popular, has a cheerleader girlfriend, but that’s not what he wants. He wants to swap out the cheerleader for one Brighton Bello-Adler.

Brighton is an out and proud gay young man. So when Jay calls him and wants to meet up he’s rather skeptical on where this could be going.

After spending the day together, both letting down their walls and just being themselves, they find out there’s more to the other than meets the eye.

When Jay is more publicly outed than he’d prefer that’s when life takes a dive and Jay thinks about going back into the closet and living a lie.

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Coming In by Michelle Ogilvy

Coming In by Michelle Ogilvy

Jay and Adam have been best friends for years. After high school they moved to the city and are now flat mates, with benefits.

When Adam gets a serious girlfriend things start to fall apart in their friendship. Jay’s brought home plenty of ladies in the past, but there’s something about April, Adam’s girlfriend, that has the boys on edge with each other.

Coming In is riddled with angst and hair pulling moments while we watch the boys figure out who they are and if they can repair their friendship to follow their hearts.

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Male/Male by Seth King

Male/Male by Seth King

Talon is straight. He’s done some fooling around, but what straight man hasn’t?  He’s also a struggling author. His latest novel was a complete flop. After reading an article about gay romance Talon decides that’s going to be his next project. So he calls the only person he knows who can help.

Alexander, another author, has been flirting with Talon since they met at a book con. When he receives Talon’s request he’e elated to be able to spend time with the other author but makes sure Talon understands he must submerge himself into the gay community and write about those issues.

The more educated Talon becomes the more conflicted he feels about his own sexuality and feelings.

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Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett (review)

Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett (review)

**Trigger warning: Sexual assault and self harm.**

Justin and Derek have known each other for years. They’ve been in love with each other for about just as long without either knowing. During one of their camping trips with some friends Derek rescues Justin from being raped.

Justin refuses help and attempts suicide. Derek can’t get the scene out of his head.

Both are suffering yet continue to skirt around the issues and their feelings until their friendship crumbles.

Will they survive the fallout?

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Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett Blog Tour Stop

Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett Blog Tour Stop

Shadows on My Soul by Leigh Jarrett Blurb:

 

Derek Lawrence is a player. There is no other way to phrase it. He’s been unstoppable since coming out in high school. Guy after guy, conquest after conquest. He isn’t looking for any kind of commitment from anyone. His life is perfect the way it is.

Except for one aspect. Derek has been in love with his best friend and business partner, Justin Leary, since the first day he set eyes on him over twenty years ago.

When an implication surfaces that Justin’s feelings for Derek might run far deeper than friendship, he considers approaching Justin about it. But before he can, one targeted act of violence followed by the aftermath of violation, challenges the depth of Derek’s love for Justin.

 

 

Leigh Jarrett is unabashedly queer, quirky, and passionate. Lover of antique stores, the smell of lye and oil as it turns to soap, and the sound of ocean breezes passing through the ancient Douglas firs of Vancouver Island’s Cathedral Grove. In her hometown of Kelowna, BC, Leigh is an advocate for the LGBTQ community, celebrating their diversity, and affirming their most basic of human rights—to love and be loved.

To connect with Leigh Jarrett:

Email: leigh@leighjarrett.com

Website: www.leighjarrett.com

You can also find Leigh on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

 

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Link to interview:  20 Questions with Leigh Jarrett: http://christinasbookshelf.net/2017/06/11/20-questions-with-leigh-jarrett/

 

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Lace by KC Wells

Lace by KC Wells

Shawn and Dave have been best mates for years. Shawn who is openly gay has had a hidden crush on Dave just about as long. When Dave announces that he’s bisexual it gives Shawn hope while making Dave nervous.

Dave accidentally stumbles across Shawn’s secret stash of panties and from there things get hot and heavy quickly. Maybe too quickly before thoughts become to form and both of them might end up walking away.

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Secrets of Redemption (Secrets #3) by LK Shaw

Secrets of Redemption (Secrets #3) by LK Shaw

Miles at the end of book #2 killed a man to save his best friend. Since then he’s been carrying a sufficient amount of guilt. He needs to let go, give someone else control of his crumbling life, before there’s nothing left of him.

Josie is a computer analyst at the same security firm that Miles works at. In fact, Josie has been in love with Miles since she met him six years ago. Eventually she put her infatuation aside and they became friends. Now that Miles is falling apart she believes that desperate times call for desperate measures.

Only Miles sees things different and it takes an attack on Josie’s person to help Miles see beyond himself.


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