Sandpipers’ Secrets (Sandpipers #1) by Jade Archer 

Sandpipers' Secrets (Sandpipers, #1)
Book one in the Sandpipers’ Series 
ebook, 139 pages 
Published January 24th 2011 by Total-E-Bound
ISBN13 9780857154484 

Three men, so many secrets. Can Brody, Lark and Zak find their way to love, or will someone put a stop to their chance at happiness forever? Brody is starting again. He’s moved halfway across the country to a new city, a new life. But it’s hard to stay hopeful when you’re one meal away from starvation and two weeks away from eviction. He needs a job. Fast. And not in his old line of work either or he risks everything. Fortunately, Sandpipers’ restaurant is in need of a kitchen hand and Brody’s desperate enough to do almost anything. But once the pressures off, Brody finds a whole new focus for his attention. Well, two actually! He’s just not sure he can afford to indulge. Lark and Zak have been partners for years, both in business and in pleasure. They know everything about each other. They know what they have is right. They know . . . that there’s something missing. Could Brody be the answer? Will the secrets each of the men keep drive them apart? And will they live long enough to enjoy their love once someone decides it’s perverted?

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Well, I liked it but I definitely didn’t love it. I feel as if the story was a it rushed and although the plot had great potential it didn’t quite hit the mark. There were several things going on throughout the story that could have been expanded upon. I feel like the sex in the book was more of the focus than the plot (I actually found myself skimming through a few of the sex scenes to try and move it along). With all of that said I still found myself glancing at the next book in hopes of a peek at how this relationship develops.

Jocks, Jocks, Jocks!

Out In The Field by Kate McMurray

Cover Design by Ginny Glass

Publisher:  Loose Id 


Ignacio Rodriquez, Iggy to his friends, has been dreaming about playing baseball for the Brooklyn Eagles ever since he was a boy. His dream comes true and then some; he finds himself playing alongside his idol, first baseman Matt Blanco, who is everything he dreamed of and more.

Matt Blanco is entering the twilight of his career, plagued by injuries and two decades of lying about who and what he is, but he thinks he still has a few good years left in the major leagues. Then he meets Iggy and everything turns upside down. But carrying on an affair with a much younger man is one thing. Having an affair with his teammate introduces a whole new set of complications. When a trade and a career-ending injury threaten to keep them apart, both men have to figure out what they’re willing to risk for the love of baseball and each other.

Wow!  I loved it.  I am not a huge baseball fan but of course it is not necessary to love baseball in order to love this story.  All I kept thinking was how hard it must be to not be able to be yourself, to show how you love the person your with for fear that so many people will turn against you.  I wanted so much for these two men to be able to just walk down the street and be able to not look over their shoulders.

The author did a great job of not only giving the reader a hot romance but also throwing us into what they faced outside of the bedroom.  The characters show a myriad of emotions as they walk that fine line between teammates, friends and lovers.  From beginning to end this book had me hooked.

Coming Home

Coming Home

by M.J. O’Shea
Published April 9th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press  
Dead broke and newly homeless, Tallis Carrington is on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. Back to Rock Bay, where he’d once ruled as high school aristocracy with his band of jocks, and tormented a freshman named James Barry. Until a scandal reduced his family’s name to little better than a curse word. He needs a job, and fast, so he can put the town in his rearview mirror once again. But the people of Rock Bay haven’t forgotten him, or the kid he used to be.

The only person in town willing to overlook his less than stellar reputation is Lex, the new coffee shop owner, who seems to despise Tally based on his reputation alone. Tally is desperate, so he takes the job, not understanding Lex’s hot and cold routine until he discovers that his gorgeous boss isn’t the newcomer he thought, but the very same kid he used to torture in school. Now he’ll pull out all the stops to prove he was never really the jerk everyone thought him to be. And if he can win Lex’s heart, the rest of the town should be a piece of coffee cake.

We Danced by Jeff Erno 

Published June 1st 2012 by Dreamspinner Press

For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s respected in his community and regarded as one of Carlisle’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s accepted that his life isn’t conducive to a romantic relationship, especially as a closeted gay man. Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student who’s serving an internship in town. Josh’s deepest passion is helping animals. Romance is the furthest thing from his mind… until the night he meets taciturn, handsome Rex Payton. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for—one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss. Suddenly romance isn’t so insignificant, but it’s also not without complications. For this relationship to work, Josh has to decide if he can cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection.

Mary Calmes

Change of Heart (Change of Heart, #1)Change of Heart by Mary Calmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved it! I seem to find myself loving everything I read by this author. As soon as I finished this book I had to immediately read the next two.

The only thing I would change about this series is the complexity of the roles in the tribes. It got a little confusing learning all the different names for the positions people held. It was sometimes too much. I also thought it was a bit overkill when it came to explaining the relationship between Semel, Reah and Yareah. After about the fifth time it was explained I found myself getting annoyed.

I definitely will follow the rest of this series when and if it becomes available.

Trusted Bond (Change of Heart, #2)Trusted Bond by Mary Calmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Again love this series,love the characters and couldn’t help from finding myself drawn into the world that Mary created. Again my complaints are the same as before, it was too much information when it came to the different roles in a tribe or the werepanther society as a whole. I sometimes found myself having to go back and reread something to make sure I completely understood it.

It still didn’t take away from me loving the book.

Timing (Timing, #1)Timing by Mary Calmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book although I have to admit that the characters seemed a bit familiar to me Stefan (Jory) and Rand (Sam) only the Cowboy version. The way all the women were drawn to Stef and instantly loved him and all the men were charmed by him was so much like Joey from Matter of Time that I pretty much had the same picture in my mind of what the character looked like. As for Rand he and Sam share that same domineering, possessive, cocky yet strong and gental personality.

With that said, how could I not like the book when Joey and Sam are my favorite couple? It was almost impossible not to like Stef and Rand.

This was just a fun book to read. Not overly angst filled or emotional. It was humorous throughout most of the story with a mystery (I admit unnecessary and a bit lacking) that wraps up fairly quickly thrown in and a nice little HEA for a smile.

Just Finished Reading!

Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4)

Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run #4)
Published October 14th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
Cut & Run Series Book Four – Sequel to Fish & Chips

Baltimore, Maryland, is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage, and all law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are catching blame. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners.

Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally—throwing the city, the Bureau, and Ty and Zane’s volatile partnership both in and out of the office into chaos. They’re hip-deep in trouble, trying to track down bombers and bank robbers in the dark with very few clues, and the only way to reach the light at the end of the tunnel together requires Ty and Zane to close their eyes and trust each other to the fiery end.

Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run, #5)
Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run #5)
byAbigail Roux (Goodreads Author)
Published May 18th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press  
Cut & Run Series Book 5 – Sequel to Divide & Conquer

Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.

Ty, once a marine and now an FBI hotshot, has a penchant for being unpredictable, a trait Zane can vouch for. Zane is a man who once lived for his job but has come to realize his heartbreaking past doesn’t have to overshadow his future. They’re partners, friends, lovers, and the go-to team for unusual cases. With Cross and his innocuous boyfriend, Cameron Jacobs, in tow, Ty and Zane must navigate the obstacles of a cross-country trek, including TSA pat-downs, blizzards, their uncooperative prisoners, CIA kill teams, a desperate lack of sleep or caffeine, and each other. Ty and Zane are determined to get Julian Cross to DC in one piece, but it’s starting to look like it might be the last thing they do.