Monday, April 30, 2018

Time to Say Goodbye ...

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Dear Readers, Authors and Publishers,

Change is the only constant in life and currently our real-life, work and personal circumstances don’t really let us dedicate the time and energy needed to keep the blog going to the standards we expect. Therefore, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to close the Sinfully doors.

We’re so sorry if this comes as a disappointment, it wasn’t an easy decision for us to make. We would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support over the years which made Sinfully the successful blog it has been. A special thank you goes out to all the authors who have contributed ARCs and blog posts, the publishers we have worked with and the readers who have read our reviews and have commented on our posts over the years. We will be leaving the blog online so you all have access to your favourite reviews or can search for reviews and guest posts at anytime.

While we will no longer be operating Sinfully, we are not completely leaving the wonderful world of m/m romance. You will still see some of us on social media, at GRL, the UK Meet and EuroPrideCon. A few of our reviewers will be moving on to other blogs and will continue reviewing on Goodreads and other social media and below you can find some links if you wish to continue following them.

Thank you all again for your support over the years.

Your Sinfully Team……..

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Reformed (Responsible Adult #3) by C F White

reformedTitle ~ Reformed

Author ~ C F White

Publisher ~ Pride Publishing

Published ~ 5th December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Book three in the Responsible Adult serial!

Someone has to be responsible.

Micky O’Neill and Dan Peters now live in Wales, bringing up Micky’s disabled little brother away from small-minded Heathwood and close to Micky’s deceased mother’s family.

Things are fine…until Dan begins his dream career as an English teacher at the local school and Micky, main caregiver to Flynn, is isolated in a village that only serves to remind him of his mother’s absence.

With Flynn’s health deteriorating and his needs becoming more complex, everything is tested to its limits and Dan seeks solace in a friendship with a fellow teacher, sending Micky into further turmoil.

After an accusation is leveled against Micky and it seems he’s slipping back into his old ways, he and Dan are torn asunder. To repair the rift, both have to accept responsibility—for life.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Release Day Review: Test of Valor (Valor #2) by Keira Andrews

test of valorTitle ~ Test of Valor

Author ~ Keira Andrews 

Published ~ 26th April 2018

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

They’re free of the White House, but can their forbidden romance survive in the real world?
With his father no longer president, twenty-two-year-old Rafa Castillo can finally be with ex-Secret Service agent Shane Kendrick. Shane’s given up his career for Rafa, a move his fellow agents question the sanity and morality of. Eager to get away from the questions and judgement, Rafa and Shane are building a new life together in Australia. Though Shane struggles with nightmares and his over-protective instincts while Rafa fights his own insecurity, they love each other more than ever.
Now they just have to get through a visit from the former president and first lady.
Rafa’s parents certainly don’t approve of his romance with forty-year-old Shane, and they’re determined to make him see reason. They don’t see how their son could possibly be happy settling down with an older man, and they question Shane’s motives. Shane and Rafa just want a normal life together—but when they must suddenly battle for survival, they fight to prove their fierce love can withstand any threat.
This gay romance from Keira Andrews is the conclusion of the Valor duology. It features a May-December age difference, sex on the beach, and of course a happy ending.

Book Brief: The Contingency Plan by Addison Albright

contingency planTitle ~ The Contingency Plan

Author ~ Addison Albright

Publisher ~ JMS Books

Published ~ 14th April 2018

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Fantasy

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A sheltered prince. A sudden death. An unexpected choice. How will Prince Marcelo react to discovering he’s The Contingency Plan?
For eighteen years, there has been peace between Sheburat and the kingdom of Zioneven. The untimely death of a princess throws the marriage arrangement -- the final phase to complete the terms of the treaty -- into disarray, and the contingency plan is put into motion. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven gets to make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings.
As a rare royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing he would never marry. Never. Royal sons did not marry. Period. Except, Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review: Santori Reborn (The Santori Trilogy #2) by Maris Black

santorirebornTitle ~ Santori Reborn

Author ~ Maris Black 

Published ~ 31st March 2018

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

MICHAEL KAGE SANTORI doesn’t think his life can get any more complicated. Juggling a new business, a fledgling UFC career, and the only real relationship he’s ever had is taking a toll on him both mentally and physically. After being attacked for daring to question the inner workings of his own business, he is left broken and confused. The discovery of his uncle’s journals has brought him face-to-face with a past he never understood, and the new perspective has him reeling. Add to that the fact that he hasn’t been totally honest with the love of his life, and you have a recipe for a serious nervous breakdown.
When an old friend resurfaces with new information, Kage discovers things are only going to get worse before they get better. If he ever hopes to free himself from the chains of his uncle’s dark legacy, he’s going to have to become something he never wanted to be.
And risk losing the only person he’s ever truly loved.
JAMIE ATWOOD is in over his head. Instead of the happily ever after he’d envisioned, moving in with Kage has only been one disappointment after another. Kage has come out to the entire world and still managed to keep his reputation and his UFC contract intact, but mysterious forces Jamie has yet to discover are transforming his sexy alpha fighter into someone he doesn’t recognize anymore.
If Kage doesn’t come clean soon, Jamie fears he’s going to have to leave. With his journalism degree and a newly-flourishing MMA blog, he knows he’s got what it takes to make it on his own financially. It’s his heart he’s worried about.
Because without Kage by his side, what is there to live for?
MEANWHILE IN ANOTHER LIFETIME...
PETER SANTORI has found his bliss. Being Gio’s boy is a dream come true for a guy who thought he was doomed to a life of abuse and poverty. His confidence and sense of security are flourishing in the warm glow of Gio’s love, and he has started to believe that maybe he can have the fairytale after all.
Never mind that he’s got to keep the true nature of their relationship a secret. Never mind that one of Gio’s associates seems to have something against him. And never mind that sometimes he gets the feeling that there’s a lot more to Gio than meets the eye. All that matters is that he and Gio are together.
4 EVER & EVER...
Previous books in this series (in order):
Kage (The Kage Trilogy Book 1)
Kage Unleashed (The Kage Trilogy Book 2)
Kage Unmasked (The Kage Trilogy Book 3)
Santori (The Santori Trilogy Book 1)

Book Brief: Nevermore, Dude by L.J. Hamlin

nevermoredudeTitle ~ Nevermore, Dude

Author ~ L.J. Hamlin

Publisher ~ JMS Books

Published ~ 14th April 2018

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Jamie joins his parents and sister for one last family vacation before his summers are his own. But he's unhappy he has to share a room with Chris, a football playing jock. Jamie has been bullied by jocks his entire life. Chris is everything Jamie isn't and doesn't want to be.
Chris is immediately attracted to his roommate Jamie. But Jamie proves to be elusive and non-communicative.
When an incident with their sisters breaks the ice, Jamie and Chris discover they have both stereotyped the other. To their surprises, they have much more in common than they first thought.
When the vacation comes to an end and they have to go back to their separate universities, will they be able to manage a long-distance relationship?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Audiobook Review: The Spencer Cohen Series (Book One) by N.R. Walker

spencercohen1AUDIOTitle ~ The Spencer Cohen Series (Book One)

Author ~ N.R. Walker

Narrator ~ Joel Leslie

Release ~ 6th March 2018

Length ~ 5 hours, 26 minutes

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client’s ex realise one of two things: he doesn’t want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers.
The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer’s client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer’s work was done.
Andrew Landon’s ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can’t stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew’s dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew’s new boyfriend to get the ex back.
For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications.
Yeah right.
Even a blind man could see how this would end.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Release Day Book Brief: Written In Scars by Thom Collins

written in scarsTitle ~ Written In Scars

Author ~ Thom Collins

Published ~ 23rd April 2018

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Pain fades but the scars remain.
When Logan Crawford, a former war correspondent turned best-selling author, appears on TV to promote his latest thriller, he is knocked out by his fellow guest, Sam Radcliffe. Logan’s travels around the world have opened his eyes to many things, but nothing as attractive as the man he meets that night. Sam was the victim of a vicious stabbing in his youth and is now an active campaigner against knife crime and violence. He is perfect in everyway but one: the wedding band he wears. That’s a complication Logan doesn’t need.
Sam’s life is far from happy. His husband is addicted to hard-drugs and casual sex: a devastating combination. Johan was once the shining light in Sam’s life. Now he brings nothing but darkness. But Sam respects the vows they made. For better or for worse. The attraction Logan feels for him is mutual. Ruggedly handsome and engagingly smart, Logan is hard to resist. Sam will need to overcome the anguish of his past and barriers of his present if he’s to stand a chance with Logan.
A contemporary new romance from the author of Closer by Morning and The Coach.