Category Archives: Reviews: LGBTQ+

My favourite in this series and possibly my favourite Vicki character in Kye!

orange moon ebookSlow Dances Under an Orange Moon by V.L. Locey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Easily my favourite in this series from Vicki and Kye is possibly my favourite character from her too, beating out even the awesomeness of Victor Kalinksi 😂

Kye is just so deliciously single minded and just the right side of arrogant to push all my buttons and I loved how dedicated he was to getting his man back.

This book also took me down a twisty path I hadn’t expected which just added another layer of excellent storytelling.

Davy was a fine man too, I liked that he had lots of stored up anger with Kye that needed to be worked out.

A fabulous set of supporting characters and a whole bunch of hilarious wildlife extras made this book a joyous reading experience.

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

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Even better than the quite superb book one!

Wolf Found
Wolf Found
by Sam Burns

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this even more than book one, and if you’ve read my review of that, you’ll know I’m heading into massive praise territory.

This new shifter works Sam has created just works for me, I love her unconventional pack, with it’s three alphas, one born, two bitten werewolves.

I loved Graham, the sweet omega who goes against all his upbringing to help out his best friend.

Dez, Sawyer and Gavin are just as present as book one but this story is Ash’s to tell and it’s an intriguing mix of hurt and duty and comfort and breaking the rules.

I won’t go into too much detail, suffice it to say, the plot rolls along at a great pace, keeping the narrative flowing with just enough humour and sweetness to balance the tension.

Now, bring on Gavin and his uber alphaness!

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

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A masterclass in the art of slow burn romance from Anyta

51101428._SY475_Cancer Ships Aquarius by Anyta Sunday

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you want a masterclass on how to write a slow burn romance with a clueless MC who is adorably oblivious to the effect he has on the other man, this is it.

Packed full of all the deliciousness you’d expect in this quite brilliant series from Anyta, this is probably my second favourite in the series now following book four.

There’s also done guest appearances of characters from the other books and it made me happy to see them still living their best life.

Reid is cute as anything, Sebastian is just my type of guy and the supporting cast are a great mix, particularly arch schemer Joanna, who just wants her dad to be happy.

Loved it.

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A fast-paced and seriously sexy opener in this “Top Gun-esque” series

Danger Zone AMAZON
Danger Zone
by Brooke BlaineElla Frank

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As ever with this pair of authors Danger Zone is an adrenaline rush filled ride with two hot alpha males.

Also with these authors, they leave the reader hanging with a cliffie of epic proportions.

Fortunately, book two is out in only a month.

I know it’s their modus operandi but it can be frustrating to know the second book is teasing its existence just a few weeks away 🤣

That said, this is a brilliant opener to what’s essentially a Top Gun homage to the kick ass world of top level fighter pilots and all the testosterone that comes along with that job.

Loved it as much as I cursed Ella and Brooke when I ran out of book!

Matteo and Grant couldn’t be more opposite and more perfect for each other.

Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Top class love after loss romance from this excellent writing duo

TheCaptainandthePrimeMinister-cover-smallishThe Captain and the Prime Minister by Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This latest entry in the Captivating Captains series had a slightly different air to it, with it focusing on the romance between the widowed British PM and his manny and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It isn’t quite as funny as the previous entry The Captain and the Squire which remains my favourite so far, but it still has wonderful moments of levity and the cutest twins ever to set foot in Number 11 Downing Street (it’s a bigger flat than Number 10 😉 )

Relatively angst free, it’s a sweet love after loss, friends to lovers romance with a typically British feel from this writing duo.

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Another wonderfully complex historical adventure with queer notes

50751264._SX318_SY475_The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not sure just quite how to review this book.

It’s such a complex narrative, wrapping a number of different threads together to create a rich mix of historical fiction with a steampunk style and a quiet bit of queer romance.

There’s no spoilers here, it would utterly ruin the beautiful way Natasha Pulley’s sequel to the truly brilliant The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, slowly gives up its secrets.

My heart was in my mouth on many occasions. The title itself a nod to a plot line which turns out to be quite heartbreaking in it’s own way.

Taking events from actual history and intertwining them with the characters of Thaniel and Keito gives the reader a real sense of place, coupled with the almost mystical nature of the electrical experimentation.

While her second book, The Bedlam Stacks was just as beautifully written, it didn’t capture me like these two have.

I was so very pleased to be asked to review this one by Bloomsbury and it lived up to all my expectations.

I really hope there’s another trip to come which will let the reader linger a while longer with this pair and their adopted daughter Six.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Annabeth triumphs with this first in a new series about hotshot firefighters

49897760._SY475_Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fabulous start to this new series from Annabeth.

It combines the camaraderie of her Out of Uniform series with the small town vibe of her Rainbow Cove books and I loved it.

Lincoln needed a shake or a good talking too so he got his head out of his backside but I totally got him.

Jacob is an honest and direct guy, he wants Linc, always has. But his dead brother’s ghost hangs over them both.

There’s angst, but it never becomes overwrought, Linc is struggling with his own feelings for Jacob and guilt about his best friend’s death.

I loved how Annabeth wound their relationship around the Smokejumper team’s first season following Wyatt’s death and how they tried to come to terms with his little brother taking his spot.

The chemistry between them is incendiary, touched with a sense of the forbidden, as Linc does his best to push Jacob away.

With danger on the edges constantly, this is a romance rollercoaster that ultimately leads to an explosive finish.

Grab it if you love hard-headed men with a soft centre and a feeling of family among a group of men who literally put their lives in each other’s hands.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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