Romances and more...

Romances and more...

A fan of M/M Romance, Horror, and other things that go bump in the night. 

Rating System:

5 stars. The Best of the Best. I love this book. (Very rare.)

4 stars. Really like. Almost perfect. Will read again.

3 stars. Like it. A good book. (Most are going to fit in this category.)

2 stars. It was okay. Doubt I'll ever read it again. To many issues.

1 star.  Didn't like it or Not for Me.  (Very rare.) Won't read again or recommend it.

Review
3 Stars
Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac - Marie Sexton

Free from amazon.

 

Cute short story, but it ends before I'm completely drawn in.  Wish there was a little more bite to it. Three stars.

Review
3.5 Stars
End of the line...Partner.
Red Dirt Heart 4 - N.R. Walker

The fourth installment of the Red Dirt series featuring Charles and Travis.  Basically this book is all hearts and flowers. There's no big drama/angst. It reads like a very long epilogue which makes for a nice relaxing read. 3.5 stars. If your a fan of the series a must, but maybe not for everyone.

 

Moving from a Texas ranch to an Australian Outback station was a life changing decision for Travis Craig. Though it wasn’t really a decision at all. Something in his bones told him to go, though he had no clue as to why.
Until he met Sutton Station’s owner, Charlie.
Loving Charlie shouldn’t have been easy. The man was stubborn, and riddled with crippling self-doubt. No, it shouldn’t have been easy at all. Yet somehow, falling in love with Charlie was the easiest thing in the world.
Loving him was easy. Living with him, teaching him how to love in return and, more importantly, how to love himself, was not.
But Travis knew all along it’d be worth it. He knew the man with the red dirt heart was destined to be his. Just like he knew the red dirt that surrounded him was where he was supposed to be.
In the final instalment of the Red Dirt Series, we see Charlie through Travis’ eyes. We see how much he’s grown and how much he loves. We go back to Texas with them, and we see Charlie get everything he truly thought he never deserved.
Red Dirt Heart 4 is Travis’ story.
And this is the story of not just one red dirt heart, but two.
  

Review
5 Stars
All hail the Queen...Of Angst.
Beneath the Stain - Amy Lane

Of all the Gay Romance novels I've read, none punch quite a wallop as Amy Lane's books. Her characters are three dimensional: broken, used, flawed, funny, sad, heroic, passionate, cruel, and kind.

Beneath the Stain is another in a long line of her books that should come with a warning label. "Box of Tissues needed."

 

Five Stars...

Review
4 Stars
Pretend (Blackcreek Book 3)
Pretend (Blackcreek Book 3) - Riley Hart
Pretend. Three stars. I liked the theme of this book. Its pacing was a little sluggish and repetitive at times, but overall enjoyable.
Review
5 Stars
Down and Dirty
Down and Dirty - Rhys Ford
4.5 stars. Nice addition to the series.
Review
4 Stars
Manipulation
Manipulation - Eden Winters
4 stars.
Review
4 Stars
100 Animal Cookies: A Super Cute Menagerie to Decorate Step by Step
100 Animal Cookies: A Super Cute Menagerie to Decorate Step by Step - Lisa Snyder
Cute cookies...Want to make them all. Nice techniques.
Review
5 Stars
Candy Man
Candy Man - Amy  Lane
Charming, lightly angst, and sweet holiday story. 4 stars.
Review
4 Stars
The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating
The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating - Autumn Carpenter
Very detailed... 4 stars
Review
5 Stars
The Contemporary Buttercream Bible: The Complete Practical Guide to Cake Decorating with Buttercream Icing
The Contemporary Buttercream Bible: The Complete Practical Guide to Cake Decorating with Buttercream Icing - Valeri Valeriano, Christina Ong
A must have...
Review
3 Stars
One Holiday Ever After
One Holiday Ever After - Elle Brownlee, Elizah J. Davis, Tere Michaels
Cute Christmas story...Three stars.
Review
3 Stars
When the Planets Align
When the Planets Align - Kate McMurray
Overall, 3 stars. It does drag on in the places and the turning point was been done before. Still, it was a nice sweet read about two best friends who find that yes they do belong together after all.
Review
3 Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Intense, sad, heart felt... Very touching. Not my normal read, but well worth my time.
Review
4 Stars
Rack & Ruin
Rack & Ruin - Charlie Cochet
Another good segment.
Review
2 Stars
Who Knows the Storm (The Vigilante Book 1)
Who Knows the Storm (The Vigilante Book 1) - Tere Michaels
I'm conflicted. I've read books by this author that I truly love, but this book was really confusing. The storyline about NYC seemed unrealistic. Not necessarily the flooding, but the non revitalization of one of the biggest (Most Valuable) cities in the US was left to rot?

The characters just didn't pull me in emotionally. I found Cade, for the most part, unlikable. The sequence of events were more confusing, and the flashbacks which moved the story along were buried halfway through the book

It just didn't really work for me.
Review
3 Stars
The Night Eternal
The Night Eternal - Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro
Okay, I liked it. Was it the best horror novel ever? NO. Did it have plot holes? Yes. Were there head scratching moments? Yup. It still entertained me and It was a interesting take on the vampire story.
About me....Pastry Chef/Baker. I am not a writer, editor, publisher. I just love reading books, talking about books, and reviewing books. I mean I have to do something while the dough is proofing.

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