Getting Him Back by KA Mitchell

Getting Him Back (Ethan & Wyatt #1)Getting Him Back by K.A. Mitchell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Blurb:  An unexpected fresh start leads to an unlikely-but-absolutely-perfect pairing in this male/male new-adult novel from bestselling gay romance author K.A. Mitchell

Ethan may have followed his high school sweetheart to college only to get dumped his first day there, but he’s not going to let that stop him from exploring all his new life has to offer. Sex-only hookups, his photography, new friends and a campus-wide game of zombies vs humans all help keep his mind off his broken heart and move him toward building a new, better life without his ex.And then there’s Wyatt. Mysterious, grouchy—hot. And possibly not gay. But Ethan’s not going to let that stand in the way of figuring out what makes Wyatt tick. New college goal? Get Wyatt into bed and into Ethan’s life.

Step one: arrange a “tutoring” date. Step two: “accidentally” bump into Wyatt as often as possible. Step three: explore the sexy body under that ever-present hoodie. And when their friendship deepens into something neither of them expect, convince Wyatt he’s not just a pity fling or a one-time hookup, but that Ethan is in it for the long haul.

This book is approximately 43,000 words.

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Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published February 15th 2016 by Carina Press

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Cute, funny and fast paced read. Different than I expected, in a good way.

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Love Me Tenor by Annabeth Albert

Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony, #2)Love Me Tenor by Annabeth Albert 

Published February 16th 2016 by Lyrical Shine

Blurb:  There’s no way he’ll shake this off…
Trevor Daniels is feeling aimless. A recent college grad, he’s not sure what to do with his useless degree, and his family all but abandoned him after he revealed the truth about himself. But a friend’s suggestion that he take his chances on a reality show aimed at finding the next big boy band strikes a chord with him—until the show’s producers convince him to act like he’s in a relationship with a guy who’s not at all his type. It isn’t exactly love at first sight for Jalen Smith either—but lust just might push them in an unexpected direction. If only their secrets weren’t even more twisted than their sheets, threatening to cost them the win—and each other

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3.5 Stars!

For some reason it took me a while to finish this book. There were parts I really enjoyed and then parts I thought dragged on way too much. I also have to admit I didn’t really fall in love with any of the characters. I liked them but in the end I kind of had a “Take him or leave him” type attitude towards Trevor and Jaylen.

On a whole the story was good I just wasn’t totally invested.

The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote

The Law of AttractionThe Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote
Published February 5th 2016 by Jaybird Press

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb: When a professional relationship turns personal, it’s impossible to resist the law of attraction.

Alec Rowland is a high-flying lawyer in a London firm whose career is his life. He doesn’t have time for relationships and his sexuality is a closely guarded secret. After picking up a cute guy on a Friday night, Alec’s world is rocked to its foundations when his one night stand shows up in the office on Monday morning—as the new temp on his team.

Ed Piper is desperate to prove himself in his new job. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by a crush on his boss. It’s hard to ignore the attraction he feels, even though Alec’s a difficult bastard to work for.

Both men strive to maintain a professional relationship, but tempers fray, passions ignite, and soon they’re both falling hard and fast. If they’re ever going to find a way to be together, Alec needs to be honest about who he really is because Ed won’t go back in the closet for anyone.

Length: 62,000 words approx

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Over too soon!

I really enjoyed The Law of Attraction however I really wished it were a bit longer or had an Epilogue. Their was definitely potential for a second story if this were to become a series and I would be one of the first to read it.

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Forced Impressions by Piper Doone

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Forced Impressions by Piper Doone

ebook, 200 pages
Published January 25th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press LLC

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb: Jonah Landers’s promotion to detective isn’t going so well. His first undercover operation is a disaster thanks to Rafael Santos, a Cuban-American detective so far undercover, no one on Rafael’s Miami-based squad even had a clue he’d already infiltrated the prostitution ring Jonah was targeting. Two years and an insane twist of fate later, Jonah finds himself transferred from Orlando and partnered up with Rafael in Miami—and their rocky beginning doesn’t get any better.

For the sake of their careers and because he realizes he’s falling for Rafael, Jonah makes every attempt to smooth things over and move on with his love life. He turns his attention to A.J. Choya, a Seminole Indian who runs the tech department. But there’s no spark between them, and Jonah has to admit his feelings for Rafael aren’t going away.

When a new case falls into Rafael’s and Jonah’s laps, they must go undercover again and become intimate in a way that forces them to confront their feelings for each other—no matter the consequences.

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I have to admit, I was a little worried when I purchased this book and saw all the low ratings and negative reviews. However I decided I would just give it a chance anyway. I’m glad that I did. I’m not sure if it was my mood or what but I was able to easily get into the story and pretty much fell in love with the characters.

While yes the story is a bit predictable I didn’t find that it ruined anything. In fact because it took so long for the MC’s to finally get together, I was kept wondering what would be the catalyst that would finally drive them to start a romance and how would they juggle it with their jobs and being partners? I liked that it wasn’t insta-love and it took some work.

I also liked that it wasn’t super heavy. It seems like every book with detectives or members of some sort of Law enforcement agency or what have you centers around either a serial killer/rapist, serial arsonist or human trafficking ring. And while I have enjoyed many of those types of books it was nice that the cases in Forced Impressions were a little more normal and everyday.

It was just a nice, enjoyable easy read with a bit of angst and some good laughs.

  • A Copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review

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Lovers Leap by JL Merrow

Lovers LeapLovers Leap by J.L. Merrow

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Blurb: Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.

Would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect—at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland.

Rufus can’t leave the island for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum’s heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water. 

  

While I am a fan of JL Merrow, I found it hard to get into Lovers Leap. I’m not sure what it was, whether the characters didn’t appeal to me or the story just didn’t hold my interest. Either way the lack of connection lead to the lack of interest and finally me determining that this just isn’t the book for me.

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