Monday, February 12, 2018

MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

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As M/M Reviewers, between us we have read thousands of m/m romance novels over the years and we would like to share our favourites with you, those reads that have been 4+ stars for us. So every Monday we bring you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have three great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from S.E. Harmon,  N.R. Walker and Kade Boehme. Don’t forget you can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

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PS I Spook You by S.E. Harmon

ps i spook you[3]Rating ~ 4 Stars 

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Synopsis

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.

Cold-case detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help that his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.

It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again—if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales.

Debra’s Quick Bite

This was a fun story that is equal parts mystery and relationship story. Rain is an FBI Agent who sees ghosts, and now everyone on the job, including his boss, thinks he’s crazy. Just back from leave, he is given a chance to redeem himself with a choice of cold cases, one of which brings him back to his hometown and Danny, the man he left for his job. Working with Danny brings out plenty of tension, and plenty of old feelings. Also along for the ride is teenage ghost Ethan and his commentary on Rain’s life, as well as his hope Rain will help him.

As Rain and Danny negotiate being close again while dancing around what happened, the cold case becomes hot, as does their relationship. Told from Rain’s POV you can’t help but feel for the guy. He just doesn’t know what to do about the ghosts that are always there – both literally and figuratively. There is snark, dirty talk, hot sex, danger and lots of unresolved issues. All that and a mystery that will keep you wondering up until an unfortunate TSTL moment near the end, but it’s still worth the read of what’s otherwise a very enjoyable romantic paranormal mystery.

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Audiobook of The Weight of it All written

by N.R.Walker and narrated by Joel Leslie

51y3U0AElbL._SL300_Rating ~ 5 Stars 

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Synopsis

After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.

He joins a gym.

Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn’t sure he’ll ever be ready to date again. He’s sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.

As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamours Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there’s no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.

Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn’t about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It’s about finding your perfect counterweight.

Jane’s Quick Bite

This is such a feel good book, it will leave you with all the warm fuzzies. It's funny and light hearted but delivers an important message about body image, judging others, self perception and self acceptance. Henry Beckett decides to join a gym after being dumped for being overweight. His personal trainer, Thor-like god Reed, finds Henry really funny and they end up spending more time together outside of the gym sessions. When the lovely Reed shows interest in Henry, all of Henry’s insecurities surface and they need to move past this. This is a slow burn romance that's packed with hilarious one liners mostly due to Henry’s lack of brain to mouth filter and a great cast of characters. Listening to the audiobook, it's no wonder that it's topped a lot of polls recently, it’s absolutely fabulous. Joel Leslie voices Henry perfectly. His intonation and inflection renders this a top notch performance. He captures Henry’s whining and complaining consummately. Joel’s narration makes so this is like a rom com come to life. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and definitely recommend it.

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A Little Complicated by Kade Boehme

51wFoRUgOwL3Rating ~ 4 Stars 

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Synopsis

Ryan Borja met the guy of his dreams in college. Brady Novak was kind, responsible and easy on the eyes. Yeah, the guy had a kid but Ryan loved her too. What could go wrong? Well, Ryan's sister Ellie, that's what. Ellie is a flighty, love-em-and-leave-em kinda girl with a big heart who doesn't realize she dated the guy Ryan had fantasized about. But, like all of Ellie's other relationships, this one ended withing two months, just in time to send Brady running off to take a job in Phoenix, taking Ryan's heart with him.

Ryan never thought he'd see Brady again until eight years later Ryan's sister blindsides him by announcing that not only is Brady back in Atlanta but she'd asked him out on a date. And he'd accepted. As if that wasn't enough to send Ryan on a tailspin, he finds out the neighborhood girl brings him face to face with Brady.

Brady can't believe when he sees Ryan again. He assumed Ryan had moved on from Atlanta, like he'd always said he would. But Brady hasn't forgotten his cute, nerdy friend and wants nothing more than to have a chance to try the relationship they never got to have all those years ago, but convincing Ryan that he hadn't slept with Ellie proves difficult. Ryan is still hurt over the way they left things and makes it an uphill battle, but Brady has waited too long. He'll damn well give a good go of trying to get his man and with the help of his precocious teenage daughter and a little help from friends they may just get their Happily Ever After.

Mark’s Quick Bite

A little complicated? I found the whole situation completely convoluted, but needless to say things untangle themselves at the end thank goodness. Kade creates what seems at the beginning to be an impossible situation, with real and authentic characters but it all unravels itself in the end. Once again two men not communicating their true emotions with each other. But then if you could sort things out with a good chat for 30 mins then it would never be a story, would it? And to be honest the latter never really is the real one anyway, is it? People talk conveniently about characters communicating, but there are so many examples in real life where communication has broken down through various reasons whether private, political or international. I liked the way that this story resolves itself and everyone gets their HEA.

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15 comments:

  1. Audiobook of The Weight of it All written
    by N.R.Walker and narrated by Joel Leslie..i loved the book and now I cant wait for the audio

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  2. P.S. I Spook You. or A Little Complicated. I can't decide.

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  3. Have read two of the three. Would love to win the Kade Boehme book.

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  4. Thanks for the good bites. I've heard good things about all 3. I love mysteries, and nothing like a few ghosts to spark a relationship. So I'm going with PS I Spook You by S.E. Harmon. - Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  5. A Little Complicated by Kade Boehme. I love Kade and am a sucker for a HEA!

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  6. The Weight of It All sounds awesome.

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  7. Ooooh - tough choice between The Weight of It All and A Little Complicated

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  8. The Weight of It All is awesome and I have P.S. I Spook You, so I'd have to pick A Little Complicated becuase it is the only one that I don't have.

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  9. A Little Complicated because I've read the others.

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  10. P.S. I Spook You looks good and I've heard good things about it.

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  11. I like complications....makes life interesting.
    A Little Complicated sounds like just the ticket!

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  12. The Weight of It All is an awesome book! Kade Boehme writes stories that make me laugh, cry and fall in love all over again. I haven't read anything by S.E. Harmon so it basically comes down to what genre do I want...

    Based on my recent reading history I'm going with Kade's since I just finished a dragon/whisperer story by Anna Wineheart and need something new and contemporary!

    Thanks for such a wonderful offering!

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  13. PS I Spook You by S.E. Harmon

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  14. I would pick A Little Complicated. I've already read P.S. I Spook You, it was great. ALC looks like it will be a fun ride.

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