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I want these men to be real so badly!

love thy brother coverLove Thy Brother by Garrett Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I swear every time I think Garrett Leigh has delivered her best book yet, she releases another one which blows me away.

With the Rebel Kings series I think she’s gone off into the stratosphere with just how amazingly absorbing the narratives are. When I read, I’m fearful I’ll miss something if I blink too long!

In Rubi she’s crafted such an amazing giant of a man with the heart of a lion and the soul of an angel. He’s a King until death, even though being a member of the club has cost him the one thing he loves beyond all else – his president Cam’s younger brother River.

River though, my heart broke for River. He’s turned his back on the club that took his parents, some of his friends, and which threatens the safety of the guy he’s been in love with for years.

He’s also storing up some pretty big pain from an event that Rubi can’t even remember, when he turned to River in the aftermath of the attack on the club and they spent the night together before Rubi left him alone in his bed.

River’s all piss and vinegar, he snaps and snarls, but he’s hiding his truth deep inside him and he’s too stubborn to admit that when he ran from the motorcycle club five years previous, he left his heart behind him.

But Rubi, the strength of character of the man shines through. He’s been such a presence in the series so far and now he gets the chance to fight for his own happy ending. When the book starts he’s not in a good place and we get to see what a world might be like without Rubi in it.

The hurt/comfort in this book is pitched so beautifully it will have you aching to grab both men and wrap them up in a warm blanket and tell them all will be well. They fight and fratch, hurting each other both deliberately and without meaning too, but underlying all is a connection tying them together in ways which won’t ever be untangled.

I’m not spoiling the plot, suffice it to say, Garrett delivers there on a two-front element which brings danger to the club and to River directly.

It’s not quite as adrenaline rushed as the first three books, but there’s still enough tension to make the reader want to dive through the pages to get to the end and the hopeful conclusion we’re all wishing for.

With complex relationships with other members of their family, and the wider club members, there’s plenty to keep the story driving onward and we get some lovely guest appearances from Garrett’s expanded universe which I loved seeing.

The Epilogue is simply gorgeous and I am now absolutely dying for book five because, if she carries on like she has done so far in this series, I’m going to be searching for more superlatives with which to describe her work.

Garrett Leigh writes people like no other, imho, she can bring the depths of despair and then turn it into the highest hopes, she gives realness to everything she crafts, her characters live in my head rent free and I can only dream of them stepping off the pages and into our world.

I’d love to spend time just watching them shoot the breeze and take the mickey out of each other, ride the roads with them and listen to The Levellers on a hot summer night.

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

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Cara delivers another emotion-driver scorcher!

Prowl eCover FinalProwl by Cara Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All the feels in this book as Cara slows the pace down a bit while our delightful foursome sort out just what’s going on with them all.

That’s not to say we don’t get any hot and heavy sexy times, because we do, there’re two in particular which perfectly demonstrate both the deep need for control and the emotional release achieved through a dose of BDSM and I loved them.

But at the heart of Prowl is the changing dynamics of both Macklin and Walker’s relationship together with Ty and Lane’s beginning of theirs.

Anyone who’s read any of the previous entries in this series knows just how well Cara treats the kink and here it’s no different.

Her respectful exploration of Lane’s ADHD in combination with his unique kink needs is superbly done.

No plot spoilers here, there’s not really much else going on other than the four men sorting out what their future together might look like and this is definitely one of the least angsty and quietly humorous of the series so far.

I’m massively looking forward to the next book now too, given the glimpse we get of where that will be going!

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

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Release Blitz: Out In The Surf by Lane Hayes

Out In The Surf | Lane Hayes

Out in College #10

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Release Date: March 21st, 2023

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Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Length: 41,000



The hockey player, the surfer, and a lesson neither can forget…


I love the beach, and I’m a good athlete. Learning how to surf should be a breeze, right?


In a twist, hockey is nothing like surfing. That’s okay—I just need a diversion to round out my new life in So Cal while I figure out what comes next. As long as I keep my head above water, this could be fun.

Bonus…my instructor is hot.


Teaching newbies to surf is easy money. Usually. My newest student is a wild card who seems to think his jock status should make him a natural at everything he tries, and I can see why. Luca is…special. He’s dynamic, energetic, and fun. It’s hard not to like him. But I like him a little too much.

This could be trouble.

Out in the Surf is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual-awakening story. When the teacher becomes the student, it may be time to come out in the surf.

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I held out my hand, smirking when he stared at it suspiciously.


He pressed his palm against mine, shook my hand, and released it. No big deal, right?


My fingers tingled and my heart rate soared to the stratosphere. I played it cool, though. I hooked my thumbs in my belt loops, casually glanced up at the street sign before asking, “So…when do you want to schedule your next lesson?”

Luca barked a laugh. “I’m not doing that again. That was single-handedly the most traumatic thing that’s happened to me since I moved to Cali. A clear sign I should stay closer to shore and away from surfboards.”

“No, no, no. You’ve got that wrong,” I cajoled. “It’s like I tried to tell you…you’ve got to get back on that horse. Or surfboard. Don’t let fear win.”

“I’m not afraid of surfing. It’s more a matter of returning to the scene of the crime.”

“What crime?”

“The kissing crime!” He threw his hands in the air and paced a few feet away.

I pursed my lips to keep my smile in check when he came to a stop in front of me. “Are you going to do it again?”

Luca shrugged. “I didn’t intend to do it the first time around. But what if I accidentally stick my tongue down your throat? Don’t look at me like that. It could happen.”

“I’m willing to take a chance.” I chuckled. “How about Monday?”

He screwed his features into wide-eyed disbelief. “Really?”


“I can’t. School started last week and I can’t be late…yet.”

“Wise choice.” I stepped away from the crosswalk to lean against the building’s façade. “Okay, if you have any open mornings, we’ll make it work. Otherwise, I’ll make time for you on the weekend. Early.”

Luca furrowed his brow. “If I hypothetically agreed, what is ‘early’ to you?”

“Seven a.m.”

“Fuck that.” He snorted with a laugh. “I need my beauty sleep.”

It was on the tip of my tongue to assure him that he didn’t, but that was a strange sentiment coming from another guy. Wasn’t it?

“Early bird gets the worm and all that,” I singsonged.

“Hmph. I’ll think about it…someday.”

“Sounds fair. Gimme your phone number.” I handed over my cell and let him add his contact info. “I’m free tomorrow morning…just sayin’.”

I was teasing. I was more interested in coaxing an incredulous reaction than anything. And Luca didn’t disappoint. He put his hands on his hips and shook his head in mock consternation.

“You’re nuts. Certifiable. I wouldn’t want to hang out with hungover me if I were you.”

“I’ve seen you barf. Does it get worse?”

He opened his mouth and closed it. “Wow, I really was a mess that day.

“You weren’t that bad,” I chided playfully.

“Liar,” Luca scoffed. “All right. Call me or text me. We’ll have a redo and next time, I promise not to kiss you.”

“I wouldn’t mind if you did,” I replied, unthinking.

We both froze.

I wasn’t sure who was more surprised. My jaw unhinged while he cocked his head and really looked at me for the first time that night, his eyes roaming my face as if searching for clues.

“So kissing might be okay,” he hummed, narrowing his eyes.

I felt his gaze like a physical touch. It had never occurred to me to wonder how another man saw me, but I had to admit, the flash of naked desire in his expression did something for me.

This was a new one. Luca was gay, or maybe bi. Either way, he was plainly interested in me…and I didn’t hate it. In fact, my jeans hugged my crotch a little too tightly, which meant my body appreciated his interest and maybe shared it. And that was pretty…gay.

Was I okay with that?

About The Author

Lane Hayes

Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters.

Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, 2018-2019, 2020-2021 Rainbow Awards. She loves wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and her fabulous pup, George.

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