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A bit frustrating but a cute dog helped with the enjoyment overall

Roxy's RecoveryRoxy’s Recovery by Kim Breyon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book frustrated me at times because nothing seemed to be happening for ages. I felt like I’d been reading it for days but I was only at 40%.

There was also one particular incident where I felt the reaction of one of the Mcs was completely out of proportion to the situation but, it fit within the narrative so it wasn’t wholly out of character.

Having said both of the above comments, they were my only real niggles about what is, in the main, a sweet festive romance which is filled with interesting characters and a nicely done plot surrounding a veterinarian and a homeless man who is struggling to regain his footing.

There are some good secondary characters, and I definitely felt a strong sense of place about the setting and the community in which the story takes place.

This was my first book by this author and I will definitely read more from them as overall I enjoyed this romance.

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Release Day Blitz: And the Beagle Makes Three by Geoffrey Knight

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And The Beagle Makes Three | Geoffrey Knight

Genre: Gay Drama /Comedy

Length: 26,000 words

Release Date: 12.04.18


AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2EAgBTz


When Stuart Summerfield finally realized he was gay, he knew that telling his beloved wife Claire would be one of the hardest, most heartbreaking things he would ever do. Unfortunately Stu’s coming out wasn’t simply heartbreaking… it had the most unexpected and tragic consequences imaginable.

Now, almost one year after the car accident that took Claire’s life, Stu has buried himself in his work to push through the pain and guilt while doing his best to raise, Atticus, their young son, who has himself handled his grief in his own unique way. While getting by one day at a time proves difficult enough, it never crossed Stu’s mind that the family’s annual weekend away at the lakeside home of his sister-in-law, Bethany, would still go ahead now that Claire was gone.

Atticus, however, has other ideas. With his loyal beagle Digby by his side, Atty makes a phone call to Aunt Bethany in an effort to keep the family tradition alive, no matter what chaos and calamity might ensue.

And so over the course of one weekend filled with commotion—and emotion—Stu and Atty are about to learn that healing can open up your heart, that grief can sometimes be good, and that nobody travels the road to recovery alone.

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Atty pondered a fry mid-bite. “Dad, can I ask you a question?”
“Of course you can. What’s up?”

“Did you always know you were gay?” Atty’s question was delivered with such matter-of-fact curiosity he might as well have been asking what happened to the dinosaurs or where do snowflakes come from.

Stu took a breath and held it a moment, then answered, “Well… I don’t know exactly. I think so. Maybe. It’s just that, all your life the world tells you to be one thing.

And so, you become that one thing. Until one day you wake up and discover you’re not that thing at all, and realize ‘Oh my God, I’ve been this other thing all along and I never stopped to figure it out.’ But until you really accept that, you can never really be happy, or make anyone else happy for that matter. Does that make sense?”

Atty nodded. “Vanilla ice cream,” he said.
“You want vanilla ice cream? You’ve barely touched your burger.”

“No, I mean, that’s kinda like being a fan of vanilla ice cream. All your life people tell you chocolate ice cream is the best, so they serve you chocolate ice cream and want you to eat chocolate ice cream and expect you to love chocolate ice cream… when in fact vanilla’s your favorite.”

“But you do love chocolate ice cream.”
Atty shook his head. “No, Dad. You do.”
“You’ve always liked vanilla? Why didn’t you say so?”
“You’ve always liked boys? Why didn’t you say so?” Atty stopped pondering his fry and ate it.

Stu put his burger down. “Atty, God, I’m sorry. I never… I just thought… I mean, I never realized you weren’t into chocolate ice cream.”
Atty shrugged. “It’s okay Dad. Nobody ever realized about you either, not even Mom. You don’t exactly act gay.”

“I think there’s probably a lot of guys out there who don’t exactly act gay. At least I hope there are, anyway. I think I’d prefer the low-key type.”

“I guess we’ll find out what ‘type’ you like if you ever go out on an actual date, huh?” Atty pointed to his Dad with his next fry, “Which brings me to my next question. When are you gonna go out on a date? You’ve got as far as ‘I’m gay’. Where’s your proof?”

“Oh, Atty. When I came out, everything happened all at once. There was so much to deal with, all I could worry about was you.”
“Dad, it’s been almost a year. I’m okay now. Maybe it’s time to start worrying about you.”


Geoffrey Knight is the author of more than 30 gay fiction novels, novellas and short stories, ranging in genre from gay adventure, gay romance, gay suspense and gay comedies. He is the recipient of two Rainbow Awards including Best Mystery Winner and Best Overall Gay Fiction Runner-up.

His work has been featured in several anthologies including Best Gay Erotica 2013, and he appeared as Guest of Honor at the inaugural Rainbow Con in Florida, 2014.

Geoffrey has worked in advertising, politics and journalism, but nothing is as fun as telling stories. He lives with his partner, their baby daughter, two dogs and two cats in a rambling old house in North Queensland, Australia, where the paint is fraying and life is good.

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Definitely no frogs in this delightful romance

On the Third KissOn the Third Kiss by George Loveland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this, my first book from this author. It had humour, a lovely British vibe, hot Spaniards, great family interactions and a cute dog.

One of the things I really like in an MM romance is when one of the pair is a bit slow to catch on to the other one liking them. This book does this very well. Javier expresses his attraction and care for Sebastian in everything he does but never steps over the line until after Sebastian’s arse of a boyfriend dumps him.

Elliott was a jerk, I liked that Sebastian didn’t falter and took strength from Javier and his family to stand up to him.

I loved the banter when Sebastian was in his Queen persona, Donna Tracy and I absolutely loved Dave, whose alter ego was an awesome buxom blonde Queen called Miss Belle End (classic British humour right there!)

I look forward to reading more from this author. And I loved the cover.

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Annabelle Jacobs and a Christmas romance is a winner!

Not Just For ChristmasNot Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everything I want to read in a Christmas story from one of my favourite writers.

This book is as gorgeous as its cover and as cute as the cat it depicts. I loved everything about this “best friend’s brother” romance, from its wonderfully British setting in Bristol, to the animals, to the gentle humour and sense of family.

Both Ben and Jason were fully fleshed out, as was the setting and the secondary characters, and the overall feeling of warmth and happiness just oozed out from this one.

I loved the age gap, not a huge one at 11 years, I loved the banter between the brothers, I loved both families, I loved that they took time and talked about what getting together would mean and I loved the smexy time, which was a nice surprise.

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