Category Archives: Reviews: LGBTQ+

Definitely my favourite in the Boston Rebels so far

58867968._SY475_Snowed by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well that was a – very good – surprise and nothing like I was expecting from this duo’s ice hockey series’

The Boston Rebels books so far have all been very different in tone and style while sticking to the sports romance genre. This one veres far more into romantic suspense than sport, even though Kyle is the goalie for the Rebels.

It’s a mostly second chance/forced proximity romance but the suspense element really added to the pacing of the book and I found myself quickly enthralled in what could be responsible for Kyle’s night terrors.

I personally thought the plot reveal to be quite plausible, although it then did head off into slightly dramatic, but not unbelievable, territory which amped up the tension big time in the run up to the last few chapters.

The relationship between Christian and Kyle is so beautifully written, each of them is hiding deep seated hurts, and with Kyle’s additional anxieties and fears, it adds up to a wonderfully poignant reunion.

I absolutely LOVED how it was so clear from that start that neither of them had moved on. There hadn’t been any attempts to “get over” Kyle leaving their tiny Manitoba village to head to the NHL or for Kyle to try and move on from his love for Christian.

Overall this is probably my favourite of the stories in this new interconnected series and I am very much enjoying the different takes RJ & Vicki are going with them.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review

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An epic conclusion to this wonderful Sci-Fi/Fantasy mix from Rebecca

58486872._SY475_Restitution by Rebecca Cohen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an epic conclusion to what has been a quite outstanding series which marries Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal and Urban Fantasy elements into a cracking tale.

In Restitution, it all comes down to the wire and Rebecca keeps the tension on a knife edge from the moment this book starts.

Lornyc is on the verge of either utter triumph or complete failure, there are no half measures and his visit to take part in the Mage Reckoning will prove once and for all if the Valen Emaus’ scheming was justified.

It’s a heady rush with Lor and Methian closer than ever, each growing from the support of the other to find strength and courage.

There’s twists, turns, and at one point I was seriously wondering if Lor was going to turn into a dragon 🤣 as everything was just getting more and more epic in scale.

The ending was everything I hoped it would be and, while there are still a few wider questions left open, the main narrative with Lornyc and Methian’s partnership is very much satisfactorily concluded.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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As perfectly sweet and spicy as a mince pie

59049407._SY475_The Holiday List by Lane Hayes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I know I can always count on Lane to bring the sweet and the spicy together in a perfect festive package.

The Holiday List is an absolute delight, a slight twist on the geek/jock the rest of the series has played with as Rooney McSwoony aka Sam is a referee.

There’s a small age gap, and awesome kid, a great ex-husband and a mini forced proximity plot which just lends itself into a romance which is as perfect as Santa’s favourite milk and cookies (or whisky and mince pies if you’re a Brit like me) 😁

I would happily have read twice as much of this pair, Chet was the kindest cinnamon bun going.

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